Five Can’t-Miss Events this Week in Rhode Island

Brush up on your calligraphy skills, see art and fine furnishings take over the capital city and more fun things to do in Rhode Island from November 7-13.

Sip and Script at Linden Place

Have a crafty night out and brush up on your calligraphy skills. Whether you plan to create holiday invitations, wedding paper goods or you’re just interested in the art of lettering, you’ll walk away with the expertise of handling a dip pen and ink as well as a beginner’s calligraphy kit. Snacks and refreshments will be served throughout the evening.

The Details: Nov. 7. 6–7:30 p.m. $75. Linden Place, 500 Hope St., Bristol, 401-253-0390,


Fine Furnishings Show and Art Providence Show

Providence will be the center of attention for two events this weekend, including the twenty-fourth annual Fine Furnishings Show, featuring the work of more than 250 high end artists, makers and designers. A variety of handmade furniture, lamps, lighting, fine art and photography will be showcased.

The Rhode Island Convention Center will also welcome the third annual Art Providence Show. It will feature high quality handmade ceramics, fiber, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, painting, printmaking, photography wood and more! The best part: if you plan to attend both shows, you’ll get a coupon with purchased entry for half off admission to the other show.

The Details: Fine Furnishings Show: Nov. 8–10. 5–9 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Adults $10, children twelve and under free. WaterFire Arts Center, 475 Valley St., Providence, 401-443-5553,

Art Providence Show: Nov. 8–10. Friday 5–8 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Adults $10, children twelve and under free. Rhode Island Convention Center, 1 Sabin St., Providence, 401-458-6000,

Feria del Libro y las Artes de Providence

Providence College is hosting Feria del Libro y las Artes de Providence, a bilingual literature and arts festival. This cultural celebration will include author-led readings, book signings and workshops, intergenerational storytelling, an acting workshop presented by ECAS Theatre, dancing, visual arts exhibition and film screenings from the Providence Latin American Film Festival all in one day. Author appearances will include Josefina Baez and Cuban-American science fiction and fantasy graphic novel writer, Carlos Hernandez. Free books will be given to the first fifty people to arrive. Doors open fifteen minutes prior to starting time.

The Details: Nov. 9. 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Free. The Center at Moore Hall, Providence College, 1 Cunningham Sq., Providence, 401-467-2700,


Armenian Fest 2019

Get a taste of everything Armenian as the parishioners of Saint Vartanantz Church congregation serve you delicious homemade Armenian delicacies all weekend long. Enjoy shish kabobs, rice pilaf, yalanchi, kuftah and tourshee. Plus, listen to live Armenian music and see dancing, partake in raffles and arts and crafts for the kiddos, browse the flea market and more.

The Details: Nov. 9-10. Sat. noon–9 p.m., Sun. noon–7 p.m. Free. Rhodes on the Pawtuxet, 60 Rhodes Pl., Cranston, 401-785-4333,


Fort Family Fun Day

Explore historic Fort Adams with the family for a fun-filled day of an eighteen-hole mini golf course, scavenger hunt, jack-o’-lantern hunt and a PG version of Fortress of Nightmares. Afterward, stick around for trunk-or-treat hosted by the Audrain Automobile Museum.

The Details: Nov. 10. 10 a.m.–2 p.m. $20 per family; a canned good donation for the trunk-or-treat. Fort Adams State Park, 90 Fort Adams Dr., Newport, 401-841-0707,


Reporting assistance by Samantha Labrecque.

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