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.

Jun
22
Fri
Murder Mystery at Sea @ Fish'n Tales Adventures
Jun 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Murder Mystery at Sea @ Fish'n Tales Adventures

This Friday is the first installment of our long-awaited Murder Mystery specialty trip. Save your spot on this seriously spooky trip aboard a fifty-foot fishing vessel, the Northeastern, by calling and registering today: 401-619-4431.

The Bit Players @ Firehouse Theater
Jun 22 @ 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 are coming for a special occasion and would like us to make a person(s) of honor part of the show be sure to contact us and let us know what date and time you are coming, what you are celebrating, and who we should acknowledge in the show. We encourage ALL guests to make sure you get tickets in advance, shows often sell out.
Purchase Tickets Here: http://www.firehousetheater.org/calendar/
$18/person. Always BYOB! Laugh More.

Jun
23
Sat
“The Ladies of Linden Place” Mansion Tour Returns! @ Linden Place
Jun 23 all-day
“The Ladies of Linden Place” Mansion Tour Returns! @ Linden Place

Hear the stories of the women who lived and worked at Linden Place Mansion on this special guided tour.

At 11 a.m., a special docent-led tour is being offered focusing on the lives of the women who made history at Linden Place Mansion. As you tour the 200-year old mansion rooms, the women of Linden Place come alive through portraits, photographs, artifacts and more. Learn about the many generations of DeWolf & Colt women who lived in the mansion, their daily lives and roles of ladies in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Hear the stories about the different women who lived and worked at Linden Place from 1810 through 1986: a slave trader’s wife (Charlotte DeWolf), a widow, who to make ends meet turned Linden Place into a boarding house (Sarah DeWolf), the social “grand dame” of Bristol, Theodora who saved Linden Place from the auction block and an Oscar winning actress, Ethel Barrymore, who spent summers at Linden Place.

Alice in Wonderland @ The Arctic Playhouse
Jun 23 all-day
Alice in Wonderland @ The Arctic Playhouse

Alice in Wonderland
Written by: Lewis Carroll
Directed by: Rachel Hanauer
117 Washington Street
West Warwick
June 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30 at 8 p.m.

June 17 and 24 at 2 p.m.

Alice plunges down the rabbit hole and becomes involved in that madcap and deliciously satiric series of adventures immortalized by Lewis Carroll. A kaleidoscope of action and madness, with the necessary elements of suspense and frustration to make it all work.

Starring: Jenna Petrarca, Joham Rosario, Katherine Kimmel, Selina Amargo, Stefan DiPippo, Jessica Gates, Shannon McMillan, Emerson McGrath, Elizabeth Nelson, Rose Peralta and Jonathan Sproule.

Are YOU Ready to Go Over the Edge for PCL? @ Regency Plaza
Jun 23 all-day
Are YOU Ready to Go Over the Edge for PCL? @ Regency Plaza | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

Join Providence Community Library (PCL) and Over the Edge on Saturday, June 23 for an exciting opportunity to rappel down the 12-story Regency Plaza building in downtown Providence and help raise $100,000 for the nine neighborhood locations of Rhode Island’s largest library system.

The first ninety people to raise $1,000 will get a chance to go Over the Edge for PCL – a comprehensive support kit is provided! Visit www.provcomlib.org/edge to reserve your spot today and create a personal fundraising page where friends, family, and colleagues can donate funds toward your rappelling adventure. Corporate and private teams are also welcome! Participants must weigh between 100 and 300 lbs and be at least twelve years old (a parent or guardian must sign a waiver for all participants under eighteen).

Over The Edge is a special events company that has raised over $70 million for non-profits around the world, including the Make-a-Wish Foundation and the Special Olympics Boston. Sponsorship and promotional opportunities are available for businesses and individuals who wish to be part of this eye-catching fundraiser and help PCL support literacy and lifelong learning in Providence. Visit www.provcomlib.org/edgesponsors to learn more.

Libraries change lives! #RappelforPCL (or sponsor someone who wants to) to fund new materials, technology and programs for all ages. Sign up today!

Betty Harrington to present ‘Blackgreywhite’ in group exhibit at IMAGO Gallery @ Imago Gallery
Jun 23 all-day
Betty Harrington to present ‘Blackgreywhite’ in group exhibit at IMAGO Gallery @ Imago Gallery

Imago Foundation for the Arts (IFA) will feature artwork by IFA artist Betty Harrington and guest artists Deb Ehrens and Jesse Thompson as part of a group exhibit June 14 through July 22 at IMAGO Gallery on 36 Market Street in Warren. The public is invited to a free reception on Friday, June 15 from 6-8 p.m.

Harrington will present recent artworks, completed in a variety of black and white media, which she calls, “Blackgreywhite.” She says, “I have always loved the infinite range of marks, textures, and tones made possible by rubbing charcoal across a piece of blank white paper. This thought led me to the decision that a mix of recent artworks could be viewed as my interpretation of ‘drawing’ on a blank gallery wall.”

An interdisciplinary artist whose work has been shown throughout the northeast, Harrington is a founding IFA member. She started painting in 1961 and was self-taught until moving to Rhode Island in 1972, where she started taking continuing education classes at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). She graduated from the Resumed Undergraduate Education Program at Brown University in 1992 and has been a full-time artist ever since.

For Ehrens, what began as a childhood fascination with the painted flowers on her grandmother’s china has become a lifelong love of botanical imagery. Her artwork for this exhibit, which she calls “Adrift,” consists of still life photographs of plant ephemera she placed in the ripples and small rapids of woodland streams, creating imagery that is lyrical and contemplative. She learned the basics of black-and-white photography as an adjunct to her early career as a journalist, and more recently has studied with Harold Ross, Dan Burkholder, Alison Shaw, Ron Wilson, and taken classes at RISD and Maine Media College. Ehrens is a juried artist member of the Cape Cod Art Center and exhibiting member of the Providence Center for Photographic Arts.
Thompson will exhibit an eight-foot long panel drawing called “Fruit Sellers,” based on the intricate fruit and vegetable stand set up by W.C. Fruits & More along Westminster Street in Providence, RI, just outside Joe’s Meat Market. The fruit shop appeared to him as an elaborate and dynamic still life set up. Some days he would sit and draw the shop, hoping to represent not an accurate, but an emotionally accurate sense of the overwhelmingly interesting and beautiful experience of shopping at and looking at the fruits and vegetable stand.

Originally from New Jersey, Thompson graduated from RISD’s Masters in Sculpture Program in 2007, and established a studio in Providence for a decade, where he made his sculptures, paintings, and drawings. Since moving to Singapore, he has been teaching drawing, illustration, anatomy and animation at The Nanyang Technological University’s Art Media and Design school and developing new directions in his art-making practice.

Other IMAGO artists who will participate in the exhibit include Eileen Siobhan Collins, Mary Dondero, Carl Keitner, Pascale Lord, Yolanda Mazzoni, Linda Megathlin, Rina Naik, Kol Naylor, Mercedes Nuñez, Maria Rodriguez, Anne Marie Rossi, Lenny Rumpler, Howard Rotblat-Walker and Howard Windham.

The Imago Foundation for the Arts (IFA) supports community involvement in a wide range of cultural activities related to the arts. Visit www.imagofoundation4art.org to learn more about IFA and its mission.

Regular gallery hours are Thursday from 4-8 p.m., Friday and Saturday noon-8 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

First Annual Linden Place Gift Shop Yard Sale @ Linden Place Mansion
Jun 23 all-day
First Annual Linden Place Gift Shop Yard Sale @ Linden Place Mansion

The Linden Place Gift Shop, located at 500 Hope St., downtown Bristol, will be hosting a one-day yard sale on the front lawn of Linden Place Mansion featuring up to 75% off regular priced items on Saturday, June 23 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Come find a bargain! This close-out and clearance sale will feature jewelry, gift items, housewares, children’s toys and games, accessories and much more! Shoppers should arrive early for the best selection.

All sales benefit the preservation and restoration of Linden Place Mansion.

For more information, contact the Linden Place Gift Shop at (401)253-0390 or email info@lindenplace.org

Live Entertainment at Chair 5 @ Chair 5 at The Break Hotel
Jun 23 all-day

Please join us at Chair 5 for live entertainment at our rooftop bar and lounge featuring the following artists!

6/8 – Tom Burgess
6/9 – Tom Hynes
6/15 – Lainey Dionne
6/16 – Tom Hynes
6/21 – Tom Burgess
6/22 – Mark Gorman
6/23 – Rick Arrighi
6/28 – Rick Arrighi
6/29 – Lainey Dionne
6/30 – Shawn Reilly

7/5 – Buddy Cavaleri
7/6 – Mark Gorman
7/7 – Dave Frageorgia
7/12 – Rick Arrighi
7/13 – Tom Burgess
7/14 – Rich Arrighi
7/19 – Buddy Cavaleri
7/20 – Mark Gorman
7/21 – Alger Mitchell
7/26 – Tom Burgess
7/27 – Lainey Dionne
7/28 – Shawn Reilly

8/2 – Buddy Cavaleri
8/3 – Tom Burgess
8/4 – Dave Frageorgia
8/9 – Tom Burgess
8/10 – Lainey Dionne
8/11 – Reckless Blues
8/16 – TBD
8/17 – Tom Burgess
8/18 – Alger Mitchell
8/23 – Rick Arrighi
8/24 – Lainey Dionne
8/25 – Shawn Reilly
8/30 – Tom Burgess
8/31 – Mark Gorman

9/1 – Alger Mitchell
9/7 – Lainey Dionne
9/8 – Dave Frageorgia
9/14 – Reckless Blues
9/15 – Nicole Rich
9/21 – Lainey Dionne
9/22 – TBD
9/28 – Reckless Blues
9/29 – Nicole Rich

Ultimate Lighthouse Tour with Save The Bay @ Save the Bay Center
Jun 23 all-day
Ultimate Lighthouse Tour with Save The Bay @ Save the Bay Center

These seven-hour narrated lighthouse cruises are for the true lighthouse aficionados. See nineteen active and inactive Rhode Island historic lighthouses, while taking in breathtaking views of the Newport Pell Bridge, Gaspee Point, Prudence Island and other spots along the way. Starting in Providence, we will motor down the West Passage to Newport and return home via the East Passage. A lunch stop at Rose Island will include a tour of Rose Island Lighthouse and grounds. And, if you’re a U.S. Lighthouse Society Passport holder, get your passport stamped with us.

Ultimate Lighthouse Tour with Save The Bay @ Save the Bay Center
Jun 23 all-day
Ultimate Lighthouse Tour with Save The Bay @ Save the Bay Center

These seven-hour narrated lighthouse cruises are for the true lighthouse aficionados. See nineteen active and inactive Rhode Island historic lighthouses, while taking in breathtaking views of the Newport Pell Bridge, Gaspee Point, Prudence Island and other spots along the way. Starting in Providence, we will motor down the West Passage to Newport and return home via the East Passage. A lunch stop at Rose Island will include a tour of Rose Island Lighthouse and grounds. And, if you’re a U.S. Lighthouse Society Passport holder, get your passport stamped with us.