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Five Can't-Miss Events of the Week: Nov. 24-30

Ships compete in a parade at Bowen's Wharf, Santa makes appearances in Carousel Village and Westerly, and more.

Bowen's Wharf Block Party What better way to spark your holiday spirit in Rhode Island than by the water? Bowen’s Wharf decks out the harbor with boughs of lights for its annual Wharf Block Party. Get there early to get a waterfront-view seat at your favorite bar or restaurant. Plus, it’ll be a prime spot to watch the parade of…

Small Businesses, Big Deals

We can’t think of a better way to work off our Thanksgiving dinner (and leftovers) than to get out and shop locally this Saturday.

Small Business Saturday is a modern shopper’s dream: It starts at a normal hour and it offers items you can't find in department and big name stores. Plus, if you don’t finish your holiday shopping list on Saturday, you can always jump online on Cyber Monday. 'Tis the season for the shopaholic in everyone to be released. According to American…

Five Can't-Miss Events of the Week: Nov. 17–23

It might not be Thanksgiving yet, but that doesn't mean it's too early to start thinking about Christmas! This week's can't-miss events feature some Yuletide classics.

Magnolia Leaf Workshop Blithewold Mansion provides the perfect opportunity to get hands-on with your decor this holiday season. Learn how to work with preserved magnolia leaves and construct your very own wreath or garland. You will learn how to fold and bend the leaves in different ways so that you can make your ideal centerpiece, mantle decoration or front door wreath…

The Dish: Food Truck Sunday Fundays in Providence

Food trucks will serve up hearty fare at the Hot Club every Sunday through New Year's Day.

There's a new option for celebrating Sunday Funday on the Providence waterfront. Work up an appetite and head to the Hot Club, located at 25 Bridge St. in Providence, from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. every Sunday now through New Year’s Day to feast on food from local mobile vendors. Grab and go or get a dish and dig in inside…

Get Artsy at Paint Nights in Rhode Island

Tap into your creative side — and some good wine or beer — at these local paint nights.

If you’ve been looking for new places to meet your friends or a date, we don’t blame you. Restaurants and bars are great most of the time but it’s nice to switch up date night or GNO. Maybe you are even looking for a place to spend alone time while having a little fun. Paint nights have been gaining popularity…

Five Can't-Miss Events of the Week: Nov. 10–16

There's so much to do this week! From scouting out mushrooms to taking selfies with batman at RI Comic Con, there's a whole lotta fun to be had.

Mushroom Hike Take advantage of the outdoors while you can — after all, if you hold off too much longer there could be snow to reckon with! Lace up your hiking boots and join Ryan Bouchard and Emily Schmidt for the Mushroom Hike in Ballard Park in Newport. Bouchard and Schmidt will take you through the park and explain how mushrooms affect…

Backstage at PPAC's The King and I

We learned what it's really like behind the scenes of this Broadway powerhouse.

The whole point of seeing a Broadway musical such as Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King and I is to escape reality. Who wouldn't want to get lost in 1860s Bangkok for a while? The attire, the setting and, of course, the unrequited romance make for an enchanting evening. But it takes a lot of work to keep the peace backstage….

Five Can't-Miss Events of the Week: Nov. 3–9

Fine Furnishings, Restaurant Week, WaterFire and more.

Fine Furnishings Show Here’s your opportunity to shop around for handcrafted house wares, all in one place. If you are looking for a new addition to a room, for a house-warming gift or you just love to browse, you’re in luck: The Fine Furnishings Show is coming to Rhode Island. All items at the show are from local, regional or…

Beer Events in November

Beat the fall chill with a Beer Fest, a beer vs. wine dinner and some deep breaths followed by — you guessed it — more delicious beer.

11/5: Great International Beer Fest If you had the chance to attend the largest beer fest in New England, would you take it? On Nov. 5, from 1–4:30 p.m. or 6:30–10 p.m., depending on which time you prefer, the Great International Fall Beer Festival is going on and you are invited. Tickets to this event are $52 at the door….

Five Can't-Miss Events of the Week: Oct. 27–Nov. 2

Wine and carnies, steampunk charade, vintage Halloween and more.

Newport Vineyards: CarnEvil You may have been to a carnival but have you ever been to a carnEvil? Now’s your chance. Newport Vineyards hosts the Halloween CarnEvil: come dressed, come to be impressed. One ticket includes snack food and a drink. You’ll be entertained by sideshows, circus performers, tarot card readings and live music by the Silks, a classic rock…