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

Get your Black Friday shopping done right at the Providence Flea, celebrate the people of the tech industry at the Tech Ten Awards, and more fun things to do from Nov. 25-Dec. 1.
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Providence Flea

Spend your Black Friday at the Providence Flea, filled with more than seventy makers and artisans for their Black Friday Holiday Night Market. Find signature cocktails by RI Cruisin Cocktails within their vintage cocktail camper. Two days later, join the flea again for the Small Business Sunday Holiday Market, a Sunday brunch shop local event with a completely different lineup of local vendors. Munch on food from food trucks and sip on coffee drinks and brunch cocktails mixed on site by the New Harvest Coffee and Spirits cafe.

The details: November 26, 5–9 p.m.; November 28, 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Free admission. Farm Fresh RI Market Hall, 10 Sims Ave., Providence,


State Ballet

In the historic romantic comedy ballet Coppélia, the adventures of Swanhilda, Frantz and friends will have the audience in fits of laughter during their adventures of trying to find out who the girl on the balcony really is. Visit the website to order your ticket.

The details: November 27. 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. $27–$30. 52 Sherman Ave., Lincoln, 401-334-2560, 



Tech Ten Awards

Recognize the innovators of the tech industry who’ve made a great impact in the field at this year’s Tech Ten Awards. The night includes an open beer and wine bar plus a signature cocktail, music provided by East Side Music, gift bags and more.

The details: December 1. 5:30–8 p.m. Tech Collective members $70, non members $80. District Hall Providence, 225 Dyer St., Providence, 401-521-7805,, 



Santa’s Murder Mystery

Entertain your morning with laughter and food during “Santa’s Murder Mystery.” Menu items, courtesy of Johnny’s Restaurant at the Wyndham Hotel, include baked stuffed scrod, chicken piccata, dessert, coffee, and Newport Playhouse’s famous pasta, meatballs and sauce.

The details: Through December 30. 11 a.m. $54.95. Wyndham Hotel, 240 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, 401-848-7529, 


Thanksgiving Feast at Castle Hill Inn

Take your family to Castle Hill Inn for a grand Thanksgiving feast. In the hotel’s dining room, indulge in a three-course, consisting of traditional appetizers, entrées and desserts to share with the table. Stuff your plate with roasted and carved heritage turkey, gravy, whipped yukon gold potatoes, Parker House rolls and more. Reserve your table by calling or emailing. If you’d like to enjoy the meal from home, Castle Hill also has a to-go menu.

The details: November 25. Noon–8 p.m. $85 per person. 590 Ocean Dr., Newport, 401-849-3800,,




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