Five Can’t-Miss Events of the Week: March 30–April 5
See basketball stunts, eat breakfast with the Easter bunny, run at night for a good cause and more.
1. Harlem Globetrotters at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center
The Harlem Globetrotters come to Providence for a hilarious and acrobatic display of street ball. Watch as the legends reinvent the game of basketball with gravity-defying dunks and laugh-out-loud trick shots. Fans who purchase a Magic Pass will participate in a thirty-minute interactive game with the team prior to the show. Kids can hang around before and after the event for a chance to score an autograph from one of the stars. The combination of electrifying basketball stunts and comedic brevity makes this event a slam dunk for all ages.
The Details: April 1. 2 and 7 p.m. $21–$115. The Dunkin’ Donuts Center, 1 LaSalle Sq., Providence, 401-331-7600, dunnkindonutscenter.com
2. The Little Prince
The Festival Ballet and chatterBOXtheatre present the world premiere of The Little Prince, choreographed by Boyko Dossev. Based on Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s bestseller by the same name, The Little Prince tells the tale of young boy who falls to Earth from space. The prince spends his time trying to navigate an unfamiliar world and tells the tale of his companion, the rose. This new ballet joins Mother Goose and Little Red Riding Hood as the most recent fable adaptation by Dossev.
The Details: April 2. 1 and 4 p.m. $15–$25. FBP Black Box Theatre, 825 Hope St., Providence, festivalballet.com
3. Breakfast with the Easter Bunny
What’s better than a big, fluffy, lovable bunny handing out chocolate eggs, candy and Peeps? Get into the holiday spirit and bring the kids to enjoy a (less sugar filled) meal with the one-and-only Easter Bunny. The family-friendly breakfast beings at 10 a.m. in the Burrillville Middle School cafeteria and will be followed by an Easter egg hunt at Branch River Park. Don’t forget a basket! Tickets for breakfast are limited and must be reserved ahead of the event. Children of all ages are welcome.
The Details: April 1. 10 a.m. $6. Burrillville Middle School, 2220 Broncos Hwy., Harrisville, 401-568-1320, burrillville.org
4. Newport Night Run
Dubbed a “Race for Education,” the Newport Night Run is a late-night five-K that benefits the Newport Public Education Foundation. Participants don headlamps, bright colors and glow sticks as they race across Aquidneck Island. The fourth annual race, typically held in the winter, now has a spring date in the interest of less snow and fewer layers. Those who wish to participate in the fundraiser can register online. The first 750 registrants will receive an official Newport Night Run event shirt.
The Details: April 1. 7:30–9 p.m. $27–$31. Rogers High School, 15 Wickham Rd., Newport, newportnightrun.com
5. The Rhode Island Home, Garden and Flower Show
The Rhode Island Home Show, which now includes the Garden and Flower Show as well, brings Rhode Islanders the ultimate domestic showcase. Packed into the Rhode Island Convention center, the four-day event features a fifteen-room designer showcase, a solar powered greenhouse, interactive garden solution centers and range of seminars hosted by home and garden experts across the state. For those prepping for summer barbecues, Arnold Lumber and UNILOCK will present their fresh design for an outdoor kitchen and patio. With more than 300 exhibits, seminars and child-friendly activities, the Rhode Island Home Show has something for everyone.
The Details: March 30–April 2. Thurs. and Fri., noon–9 p.m. Sat. 10 a.m.–9 p.m. Sun. 10 a.m.–5 p.m. $8–$10. Rhode Island Convention Center, 1 Sabin St., Providence, 401-458-6000, ribahomeshow.com