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

Spectate the last polo match of the season, celebrate the start of fall at the Exeter Fall Festival, and more fun things to do from September 22–28.
Newport Polo

Photo courtesy Discover Newport.

Newport International Polo Series

Watch the last action-packed polo match of the Newport International Polo Series’ thirtieth season. During the Turkish Airlines Finals, enjoy fan prizes, concessions, and possibly win a round-trip business class airfare for two anywhere on Turkish Airlines. A victory lap by the teams will conclude the match as they circle the field in the Newport Polo Fan Salute, followed by the Veuve Clicquot Champagne Toast and Trophy Presentation, autograph signing and an après polo cocktail hour celebration at the Patio Bar.

The details: September 24. 4 p.m.; pavilion opens at 3 p.m. $20–$200, children fifteen and younger free. 250 Linden Ln., Portsmouth, 401-846-0200,


Exeter Fall Festival

Join the Friends of the Exeter Public Library during the annual Exeter Fall Festival, a fundraiser that benefits the library and all its programs. Held at the Yawgoo Valley Ski area, prepare for carnival games with prizes, balloon animals, pumpkin and face painting, bluegrass music, magician Matt Roberts and other fun activities. Choose between two food trucks options and specialty desserts provided by the Cupcakery and Job Corp. Check out a variety of local crafters and some of the state’s best authors selling their original crafts and novels. 

The details: September 24. 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Free admission with donations accepted. 160 Yawgoo Valley Rd., Exeter, 401-284-8045,


End-of-Residency Celebration with Paige Huggon

Within the Graduate Hotel’s Capital Ballroom, admire and engage in conversation about the latest art of local artist Paige Huggon during her Sweet Dreams Society end-of-residency celebration. Throughout the captivating multimedia experience, partake in complimentary light bites, a Q-and-A with Paige and explore her latest prints and paintings with other art enthusiasts. Afterwards, go down to Reiners, the hotel’s lobby level bar and game room, for a nightcap.

The details: September 23. 7 p.m. Graduate Providence, 11 Dorrance St., Providence, 401-421-0700, 


Festival Ballet Providence Open Auditions

Children ages seven through eighteen with varying levels of experience have the chance to be featured in Festival Ballet Providence’s The Nutcracker, taking place on December 16–24. Choreographed by Yury Yanowsky, more than 100 cast members are being sought to fill a wide range of roles, including angels, snow fairies, rats and mice, party children, soldiers and cavalry, sheep and polichinelles. The lead role of Clara will be cast from the group of auditioners. Registration is required. Visit the website for more information.

The details: September 25. Noon–2:30 p.m. Audition fee $25. 825 Hope St., 401-353-1129,


Bees Deluxe at Cady’s Tavern

Jam along to New England’s most distinctive blues band, Bees Deluxe, as they deliver anything-but-basic blues. The band’s repertoire includes originals as well as innovative covers of songs by artists like Miles Davis, Billie Holiday, Etta James, Joe Zawinul, Albert Collins, J.B. Lenoir, Jimi Hendrix and the Three Kings.

The details: September 24. Free. Cady’s Tavern, 2168 Putnam Pike, Chepachet,


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