Five Can’t-Miss Events: Dec. 13–19

Experience a Victorian Christmas celebration, feed your holiday spirit at Artists’ Exchange Holiday Gala, shop until you drop at the Providence Flea Holiday Market and more fun things to do.

Christmas at Lippitt House Museum

Step into Providence’s Golden Age at the Lippitt House Museum holiday celebration. Explore Victorian Christmas traditions and make decorations for your own tree out of paper and aluminum, create candy-filled Christmas crackers, relax in a cozy nook while you read a book full of Victorian Christmas tales and enjoy a classic holiday treat of milk and cookies. During the celebration, guests can take a holiday-themed tour of Lippitt House Museum, too.

The Details: Dec. 15. 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Adults $10, students $5, children younger than twelve and military personnel free. Lippitt House Museum, 199 Hope St., Providence, 401-453-0688,


Artists’ Exchange Holiday Gala and Silent Auction

Feed your holiday spirit with good tidings of comfort and joy at Artists’ Exchange Holiday Gala. Enjoy dinner, listen to live music, dance and sip brews and more from the open craft beer and wine bars. Plus, receive a VIP ticket to A Christmas Carol before or after the gala. Outbid your family and friends at the silent auction too for a perfect gift for someone on your list. Proceeds support the Artists’ Exchange mission to create an atmosphere in which creativity, learning and discovery converge and individuality is celebrated.

The Details: Dec. 15. 5–8 p.m. $50 for event tickets only, $75 for event and show. Gala and auction at Artists’ Exchange, 50 Rolfe Sq., Cranston; show at Theatre 82, 82 Rolfe Sq., Cranston, 401-490-9475,


Pump House Music Works

Pump House Music Works is hosting their first annual fundraiser to raise money towards the upkeep of the historic and beautiful Pump House building in Wakefield. The event begins with a formal concert by world renowned classical guitarist, Nicholas Goluses and guitar performer and teacher, Victor Main. Following the concert, listen to even more tunes and dance the night away to music by Narrow River Band.

The Details: Dec. 16. 5 p.m. $25-$500. Pump House Music Works, 1464 Kingstown Rd., Wakefield, 401-824-9971,

Providence Flea Holiday Market

Still looking for the perfect gift for family and friends? Look no further. With more than sixty artisans and vintage vendors at the Providence Flea Holiday Market, you are bound to find something unique and fun for everyone on your list. While you shop until you drop, warm up with hot cocoa and delicious eats and treats from participating food trucks and local food vendors.

The Details: Dec. 15-16. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Hope High School, 324 Hope St., Providence, 401-484-7783,


Verdant Vibes

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Verdant Vibes is bringing together artists and musicians to create new work in a variety of genres and media, acoustic and electronic in Providence and Newport for its fourth season. Listen to chamber music, video and spoken word featuring two local legends, spoken word artist Christopher Johnson and electronic musician Matthew Azevedo. The two artists will perform original works and collaborate with the ensemble, too.


The Details: Dec. 14. 8 p.m. $10-$20. Mathewson Street Theater, 134 Mathewson St., Providence; Dec. 16. 7:30 p.m. $10-$20. Firehouse Theater, 4 Equality Park Pl., Newport,


Want more fun things to do? Check out our calendar listings.

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