Photo credit: Roger Williams Park Zoo.

6/30 Zoobilee: Feast with the Beasts

Why: Take a ride on the wild side! Attend an adults-only bash at the zoo featuring mouth-watering specialties from area restaurants, caterers and bars. Plus, enjoy live music, dancing and more. Proceeds support Roger Williams Park Zoo’s education and wildlife conservation programs. Party animals must be twenty-one and older to attend.
Where: Roger Williams Park Zoo, 1000 Elmwood Ave., Providence.
More info: 785-3510, rwpzoo.org.

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Jane’s Walk @ Roger Williams Park
Jane’s Walk @ Roger Williams Park
May 5 all-day
Jane's Walk @ Roger Williams Park
Gain a new perspective on neighborhoods around the city during Jane’s Walk, a global weekend festival inspired by urban activist Jane Jacobs on May 4-6. Several walks are already planned in Providence throughout the weekend, starting from different locations at staggered times. Unlike typical guided tours, these free citizen-led walks encourage community conversations to get people thinking, talking, and connecting...
As You Like It @ The Gamm Theater
As You Like It @ The Gamm Theater
May 5 all-day
As You Like It @ The Gamm Theater
One of Shakespeare’s most popular comedies, inhabited by some of his best-loved characters and verse! This celebrated romance follows resourceful young Rosalind as she flees the corruption of court in search of a more compassionate way to live. Played as a merry game of romance and mistaken identity with her true love, Orlando, As You Like It is not to...
Derby Day Party @ Linden Place Mansion
Derby Day Party @ Linden Place Mansion
May 5 all-day
Derby Day Party @ Linden Place Mansion | Bristol | Rhode Island | United States
An afternoon of true southern charm and hospitality at Linden Place’s first-ever Derby Day Party on Saturday, May 5, 2018 from 4 p.m.- 8 p.m. Can’t make it to Churchill Downs this May 5th? You can still get in on the Derby action because Linden Place Mansion is off to the races! Dig out your derby hat and bring out...
Enchanted Fairy Week at Blithewold @ Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum
Enchanted Fairy Week at Blithewold @ Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum
May 5 all-day
Enchanted Fairy Week at Blithewold @ Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum
An enchanted display will be open to the public during regular Mansion hours. Fairy programming will be scheduled throughout the week, culminating up to our big Fairy Garden Party on Saturday, May 5! Celebrate the return of the fairies to Blithewold’s enchanted gardens. New this year, we invite all fairies, young and old, to meander through the enchanting display of...
Ninth Annual Cinco De Mayo Bash at Ladder 133 Sports Bar and Grill @ Ladder 133 Sports Bar & Grill
Ninth Annual Cinco De Mayo Bash at Ladder 133 Sports Bar and Grill @ Ladder 133 Sports Bar & Grill
May 5 all-day
Ninth Annual Cinco De Mayo Bash at Ladder 133 Sports Bar and Grill @ Ladder 133 Sports Bar & Grill
Join us at Ladder 133 Sports Bar and Grill on Saturday May 5 for our ninth annual Cinco De Mayo celebration and our annual Kentucky Derby viewing party. Enjoy $5 top shelf margaritas and mint juleps, an authentic Mexican food menu, a photo booth , music and prizes. 92 Pro FM will be in the building with great giveaways and...
Upcoming IMAGO exhibit to feature artworks by Eileen Siobhan Collins and two guest artists @ Imago Gallery
Upcoming IMAGO exhibit to feature artworks by Eileen Siobhan Collins and two guest artists @ Imago Gallery
May 5 all-day
Upcoming IMAGO exhibit to feature artworks by Eileen Siobhan Collins and two guest artists @ Imago Gallery
Imago Foundation for the Arts will feature artwork by IFA artist Eileen Siobhan Collins and guest artists Nora Lewis and Tim Ian Mitchell as part of a group exhibit May 3 through June 10 at IMAGO Gallery, 36 Market Street in Warren. The public is invited to a free reception on Friday, May 4 from 6–8 p.m. Collins is a...
Woonsocket Rotary Touch-A-Truck @ Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Parish Grounds
Woonsocket Rotary Touch-A-Truck @ Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Parish Grounds
May 5 all-day
Woonsocket Rotary Touch-A-Truck @ Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Parish Grounds
The event is designed to provide an entire family with a full day’s worth of fun and excitement, to bring education and knowledge to a child’s mind, inspiration to child’s heart and a smile to a child’s face. Children of all ages love the opportunity see, get up close to and climb aboard big and amazing machines. The Woonsocket Rotary...
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9:00 am Nature Walks: First Saturday Bird Walks @ Museum of Natural History and Planetarium
Nature Walks: First Saturday Bird Walks @ Museum of Natural History and Planetarium
May 5 @ 9:00 am
Nature Walks: First Saturday Bird Walks @ Museum of Natural History and Planetarium | Buffalo | New York | United States
Roger Williams Park is a 430 acre oasis in the heart of one the most densely populated areas of Rhode Island. The woodlands and large ponds provide an ideal place for birds to rest and feed on their migration northwards. Join museum curator Michael Kieron as we search for the many migrants and summer residents that can be found in...
9:00 am Sixteenth Annual Children’s Friend 5-K Walk and Run @ Roger Williams Park- Temple to Music
Sixteenth Annual Children’s Friend 5-K Walk and Run @ Roger Williams Park- Temple to Music
May 5 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sixteenth Annual Children's Friend 5-K Walk and Run @ Roger Williams Park- Temple to Music | Rochester | New York | United States
Join Children’s Friend and Panera Bread on Saturday, May 5 for a great day at the park for a good cause. We’re raising money for Rhode Island’s most vulnerable children with a walk or timed 5-K run, live performances, arts and crafts and a free lunch courtesy of our title sponsor, Panera Bread. The proceeds from The Walk & Run...
9:00 am URI Spring Plant Sale @ University of Rhode Island Botanical Gardens
URI Spring Plant Sale @ University of Rhode Island Botanical Gardens
May 5 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
URI Spring Plant Sale @ University of Rhode Island Botanical Gardens | South Kingstown | Rhode Island | United States
The URI Master Gardener Program volunteers have your 2018 vegetable, herb, annual, native perennial and ornamental plants growing in the East Farm greenhouses as we speak! Join us for our annual Spring Plant Sale and bring your gardening questions and soil samples for free pH analysis. The spring plant sale is our largest fundraiser of the year, supporting our educational...
9:30 am RIKB Seminar Series: Kitchen & Bath Trends @ RI Kitchen & Bath Showroom
RIKB Seminar Series: Kitchen & Bath Trends @ RI Kitchen & Bath Showroom
May 5 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
RIKB Seminar Series: Kitchen & Bath Trends @ RI Kitchen & Bath Showroom | Warwick | Rhode Island | United States
Thinking of a kitchen or bath remodel? This creative seminar, hosted by our award-winning designers will highlight the latest in kitchen and bath layouts, interior design styles, and material options. Learn the latest in styles, finishes, colors and design, not to mention technology. Bring your questions and be prepared to be inspired. This event is complimentary; however, we will be...
10:00 am Cultural Connection at Providence Children’s Museum @ Providence Children's Museum
Cultural Connection at Providence Children’s Museum @ Providence Children's Museum
May 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Part actor, part historian, Reenactors bring history to life. Meet members of the Massasoit Historical Association and try on clothes and games from the colonial period. Join us the first Saturday of every month to meet an actor, musician, dancer, maker or painter. It’s a talent filled show-and-tell-and-then try it yourself, chance to build creative confidence and make a connection...
10:00 am Fairy Garden Party @ Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum
Fairy Garden Party @ Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum
May 5 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Fairy Garden Party @ Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum
Celebrate the return of the fairies to Blithewold’s enchanted gardens! New this year, we invite all fairies, young and old, to meander through the enchanting display of fairy houses along our shrub-walk and down to the rock and water garden. A special scavenger hunt will complete this magical celebration for all ages. Enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of Blithewold’s...
10:00 am To Win or Lose All: William S. Sims and the U.S. Navy in the First World War @ Naval War College Museum
To Win or Lose All: William S. Sims and the U.S. Navy in the First World War @ Naval War College Museum
May 5 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
To Win or Lose All: William S. Sims and the U.S. Navy in the First World War @ Naval War College Museum | Newport | Rhode Island | United States
The Naval War College Museum presents a new exhibit, “To Win or Lose All: Williams S. Sims and the U.S. Navy in the First World War.” The exhibit occupies the museum’s gallery on the second floor. To Win or Lose All explores the Navy’s role in securing victory for the Allies during the First World War. Under Admiral Sims’s leadership,...
10:15 am The Twenty-first Ecology Day and Peace Prayer Ceremony @ Riverpoint COMMUNITY Park
The Twenty-first Ecology Day and Peace Prayer Ceremony @ Riverpoint COMMUNITY Park
May 5 @ 10:15 am – 12:15 pm
The Twenty-first Ecology Day and Peace Prayer Ceremony @ Riverpoint COMMUNITY Park
The Jaycees Alumni and dedicated volunteers invite you to a springtime event of healthy outdoor activities, friendly and fun exchanges and demonstration of our community pride along with protection and preservation of our public lands. An Ecology Day and Peace Prayer Ceremony will briefly offer a spiritual moment to reflect on the tremendous sacrifice that America enjoys in keeping the...
10:30 am Drawing Wild; From the Collection @ Museum of Natural History and Planetarium
Drawing Wild; From the Collection @ Museum of Natural History and Planetarium
May 5 @ 10:30 am
Drawing Wild; From the Collection @ Museum of Natural History and Planetarium  | Providence | Rhode Island | United States
The Museum of Natural History is excited to announce that our popular Drawing Wild classes are returning. These classes give you the opportunity to study and draw details of feathers, beaks and claws from our large collection of taxidermied specimens. Some of our fall classes will include a Vault Tour and Bird Walk. During each class, instructor Kathy Hodge will...
10:30 am Mornings at the Museum @ Museum of Newport History
Mornings at the Museum @ Museum of Newport History
May 5 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Mornings at the Museum @ Museum of Newport History
Enjoy books, songs, activities, rhymes and more while building early literacy skills and fostering a lifelong love for learning. This story time will offer parents, caregivers and children reading techniques and new ideas about how interact with a museum. Explore the museum before or after, make new friends, and enjoy twenty percent discount in the shop! All are welcome, intended...
11:00 am An Improving View @ ArtProv Gallery
An Improving View @ ArtProv Gallery
May 5 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
An Improving View @ ArtProv Gallery
ArtProv Gallery’s show, “An Improving View,” features the works of S. Tudyk, who draws inspiration from her surroundings as well as her thoughts and memories. In these works, she explores the process of fragmentation, applied to both memory and matter. “An Improving View” runs from April 4 – May 26, 2018. For the week of April 29, gallery hours are...
11:00 am Cinco de Mayo Taco Fest @ Grant's Block
Cinco de Mayo Taco Fest @ Grant's Block
May 5 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Cinco de Mayo Taco Fest @ Grant's Block | Providence | Rhode Island | United States
Taco Fest is back! Enjoy the local flavors, sights and sounds of Providence as we gather on Westminster Street in Downcity to celebrate the return of warm weather and all things tacos. DJ Studebaker Hawk will be mixing eclectic Latin beats from Grant’s Block to get you moving in between chowing down on delectable bites from some of your favorite...
11:00 am Imagination Playground @ Providence Children’s Museum @ Providence Children's Museum
Imagination Playground @ Providence Children’s Museum @ Providence Children's Museum
May 5 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Invent your own ways to play as you stack and build with huge blue foam blocks of all shapes and sizes. Using blocks, wheels, spools, tubes and a variety of loose parts, construct castles and forts, create interesting sculptures and more!
11:00 am Imagination Playground at Providence Children’s Museum @ Providence Children's Museum
Imagination Playground at Providence Children’s Museum @ Providence Children's Museum
May 5 @ 11:00 am – May 6 @ 12:00 am
Invent your own ways to play as you stack and build with huge blue foam blocks of all shapes and sizes. Using blocks, wheels, spools, tubes and a variety of loose parts, construct castles and forts, create interesting sculptures and more!
11:00 am Planet SJ! @ ArtProv Gallery
Planet SJ! @ ArtProv Gallery
May 5 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Planet SJ! @ ArtProv Gallery
ArtProv Gallery’s exhibit “Planet SJ!” features vibrant paintings and playful, whimsical animation and the hand drawings behind them by magic maker Sarah Jane Lapp. For Lapp, both mediums involve a process of making moving images. The show runs from April 4 through May 26. For the week of April 29, gallery hours are Tuesday – Friday, 11 a.m. – 5...
11:00 am Voice in the Woods @ ArtProv Gallery
Voice in the Woods @ ArtProv Gallery
May 5 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Voice in the Woods @ ArtProv Gallery
ArtProv Gallery’s exhibit “Voice in the Woods” features Mary Jane Andreozzi’s nature-inspired wax crayon drawings and paintings on wood, some of which are combined for the first time with the craftsmanship of Phil Gruppuso from Seekonk Woodworking. The show runs from April 4 – May 26, 2018. For the week of April 29, gallery hours are Tuesday – Friday, 11...
11:30 am Saturday Strolls: A Guided Tour of Blithewold @ Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum
Saturday Strolls: A Guided Tour of Blithewold @ Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum
May 5 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Saturday Strolls: A Guided Tour of Blithewold @ Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum
Docents tell the story of the Van Wickle and McKee family, the original owners of this beautiful seaside garden estate. Visitors experience breathtaking views of Narragansett Bay and see the Mansion decorated with original furnishings just as it was when the family lived here. The guided tour continues through the grounds where magnificent trees and a variety of colorful gardens...
12:00 pm Sailors Valentine (Shell Art) Jewelry Demonstration @ Mystic Scrimshanders
Sailors Valentine (Shell Art) Jewelry Demonstration @ Mystic Scrimshanders
May 5 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Sailors Valentine (Shell Art) Jewelry Demonstration @ Mystic Scrimshanders
Using natural seashells, pearls and other beach treasures, Shell Artisan Melonie Massa not only designs Sailors Valentines (whose nautical history dates back to the 1800’s), but also creates miniature wearable versions. She will be sharing Sailors Valentine lore, and the jewelry techniques she developed over the past decade this Saturday at Mystic Scrimshanders from noon -4 p.m. Melonie’s intricate Sailors...
12:30 pm PPL’s 2018 Exhibition and Program Series @ Providence Public Library
PPL’s 2018 Exhibition and Program Series @ Providence Public Library
May 5 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
PPL's 2018 Exhibition and Program Series @ Providence Public Library | Providence | Rhode Island | United States
Providence Public Library’s fourth annual Exhibition and Program series called HairBrained is focused on hair. Specifically, the exhibition explores the ways in which hair defines and reflects culture, self-identity, agency and politics while the program series, which is inspired by images and texts in the exhibition, will offer cultural programs and educational activities for all ages that explore how and...
1:30 pm HairBrained at PPL: Victorian Hairwork Workshop with Master Jeweler Karen Bachman @ Providence Public Library
HairBrained at PPL: Victorian Hairwork Workshop with Master Jeweler Karen Bachman @ Providence Public Library
May 5 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
HairBrained at PPL: Victorian Hairwork Workshop with Master Jeweler Karen Bachman @ Providence Public Library | Providence | Rhode Island | United States
The nineteenth century Victorian Era was a time rife with sentimental culture. Due to disease, war and high childhood mortality, death rates were high. Queen Victoria herself became an unlikely fashion icon, immersing herself in mourning after the deaths of both her husband, Prince Albert and her mother in 1861. Along with her mostly black wardrobe, she was widely known...
2:00 pm Concerto and Aria Competition; Rhode Island Native Performs with Rhode Island Philharmonic Youth Orchestra @ The VETS
Concerto and Aria Competition; Rhode Island Native Performs with Rhode Island Philharmonic Youth Orchestra @ The VETS
May 5 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Concerto and Aria Competition; Rhode Island Native Performs with Rhode Island Philharmonic Youth Orchestra @ The VETS
The Rhode Island Philharmonic Music School named Pianist Maddox Realejo, Glocester, winner of the Rhode Island Philharmonic 2017 to 2018 Concerto and Aria Competition. Realejo will perform the third movement from Beethoven’s Concerto Number two in B-flat major with the Rhode Island Philharmonic Youth Symphony Orchestra, Alexey Shabalin, conducting. In February, David Gasper, director and artistic administrator for the Rhode...
6:00 pm Big Night Out- Kentucky Derby @ Omni Providence Hotel
Big Night Out- Kentucky Derby @ Omni Providence Hotel
May 5 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Big Night Out- Kentucky Derby @ Omni Providence Hotel  | Providence | Rhode Island | United States
Join us on May 5, 2018 at the Omni Hotel in Providence for our Big Night Out! Experience amazing food stations and sought after raffle items while listening to live music from one of New England’s favorite bands, Brass Attack! Our focus is to keep it about the power of mentoring. This means you will be able to dance the...
6:00 pm Exit Laughing @ The Newport Playhouse and Cabaret Restaurant
Exit Laughing @ The Newport Playhouse and Cabaret Restaurant
May 5 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
When the biggest highlight in your life for the past 30 years has been your weekly bridge night out with the “girls,” what do you do when one of your foursome inconveniently dies? If you’re three southern ladies from Birmingham, you do the most daring thing you’ve ever done. You “borrow” the ashes from the funeral home for one last...
7:00 pm 2018 Big Night Out @ Omni Providence Hotel
2018 Big Night Out @ Omni Providence Hotel
May 5 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ocean State’s signature fundraising event to secure mentors, lifelong friends, for RI children.
7:30 pm Hooray for Holiday Concert @ Seekonk High School,
Hooray for Holiday Concert @ Seekonk High School,
May 5 @ 7:30 pm
The chorus of East Providence, under the direction of Beth Armstrong, will perform Hooray for Hollywood on Saturday, May 5 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, May 6 at 3:00 p.m. at Seekonk High School, 261 Arcade Ave, Seekonk, MA. Selections will be from West Side Story, Amistad, Chicago, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Empire of the Sun, Sister Act, Frozen, Lord of...
7:30 pm Native Gardens @ Trinity Rep
Native Gardens @ Trinity Rep
May 5 @ 7:30 pm
Native Gardens @ Trinity Rep | Providence | Rhode Island | United States
By Karen Zacarías Directed by Christie Vela Featuring Timothy Crowe as Frank and Daniel Duque-Estrada as Pablo   Pablo and Tania are new to the neighborhood. Virginia and Frank have been fixtures in the area for decades. They all agree that the chain link fence separating their yards has got to go! A quick replacement with a stately wooden fence...
7:30 pm Ragtime @ Trinity Rep
Ragtime @ Trinity Rep
May 5 @ 7:30 pm
Ragtime @ Trinity Rep | Providence | Rhode Island | United States
Book by Terrence McNally Music by Stephen Flaherty Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens Based on the novel “Ragtime” by E.L. Doctorow Directed by Curt Columbus Tony Award-winning musical Based on the celebrated novel, the Tony Award-winning Ragtime reflects America at the turn of the 20th century – where optimism and possibility are as prevalent as burgeoning racial and social volatility. The...
8:00 pm Atwater~Donnelly Trio @ Blackstone River Theatre
Atwater~Donnelly Trio @ Blackstone River Theatre
May 5 @ 8:00 pm
Atwater~Donnelly Trio @ Blackstone River Theatre | Cumberland | Rhode Island | United States
BRT favorites Aubrey Atwater and Elwood Donnelly return with Cathy Clasper-Torch on fiddle, cello and vocals to present an engaging concert of traditional American and Celtic American folk songs, a cappella pieces, hymns, poetry, dance tunes, and original works. Elwood and Aubrey blend unusual harmonies and play guitar, Appalachian mountain dulcimer, Irish tin whistle, harmonica, old-time banjo, bones, limberjacks and other musical surprises. Their performance is appealing to all ages,...
8:00 pm RI Philharmonic Orchestra Presents Season Finale: Mahler & Mendelssohn @ The VETS
RI Philharmonic Orchestra Presents Season Finale: Mahler & Mendelssohn @ The VETS
May 5 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
RI Philharmonic Orchestra Presents Season Finale: Mahler & Mendelssohn @ The VETS | Providence | Rhode Island | United States
For the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra’s season finale, the Orchestra welcomes guest conductor Edwin Outwater to The VETS stage for Montgomery’s Starburst, Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 (Titan) and Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto, featuring Elena Urioste on violin. The TACO Classical Concert is Saturday, May 5, 8:00pm. The Open Rehearsal is on Friday, May 4, 5:30pm. Tickets start at $15 (including all...
8:00 pm The Bit Players @ Firehouse Theater
The Bit Players @ Firehouse Theater
May 5 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Bit Players @ Firehouse Theater | Newport | Rhode Island | United States
EVERY FRIDAY AND SATURDAY AT 8PM. Come see RI’s most award-winning comedy troupe, The Bit Players, as they hit the stage at the Firehouse Theater with their hilarious improv comedy show full of larger than life characters, hysterical musical numbers, and the quickest wit you’ll ever see. Inspired by audience suggestions, no two shows are ever the same! If you...