Things To Do in January

Discover the best things to do in Rhode Island this month, including family-friendly activities, festivals, performances, food events and shows. Here are our top picks:

  • Hit up Monster Jam, go skating by the sea and sip brews with your favorite falcons in your January Bucket List.
  • Introverted extroverts: This one’s for you. We’ve rounded up 6 local book clubs you can join this winter.
Jan
22
Wed
Hockey and Basketball Wednesdays at GPub @ Providence GPub
Jan 22 all-day
Hockey and Basketball Wednesdays at GPub @ Providence GPub | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

Every Wednesday at GPub, come in to enjoy your favorite gastropub fare, a selection of more than fifty craft beers, and our seventeen LED TVs that will be screening all of the hockey and basketball action this winter! This includes the Providence College Friars, Boston Celtics, Providence Bruins and Boston Bruins! And remember, GPub is located just a short walk from The Dunk, so we are the perfect spot for lunch or dinner before or after home games.

Unplugged: Live Acoustic Series at The Rooftop @ Rooftop at the Providence G
Jan 22 all-day
Unplugged: Live Acoustic Series at The Rooftop @ Rooftop at the Providence G | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

Every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday in January, Rooftop at the Providence G is thrilled to be welcoming musicians for our Unplugged: Live Music Series! The performances are from 6-9 p.m. each date. Complimentary valet parking is available.

Winter Drawing Class @ Bristol Art Museum
Jan 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Winter Drawing Class @ Bristol Art Museum | Bristol | Rhode Island | United States

Winter Drawing Class with Joanne Murrman

Wednesdays, January 8- 29 | 10 a.m. – noon

$120 BAM Members | $130 Non-Members

This class will focus on different drawing techniques and observational skills in drawing. A variety of materials will be covered.

Topics will include drawing of still-life, drawing from photographs and figure work.

Personal styles and interests will be encouraged.

Ice Skating at Gurney’s @ Gurney's Newport
Jan 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

This year guests and locals are encouraged to “Donate to Skate” by bringing any item of clothing to receive complimentary skate rentals at Gurney’s ice rink in Newport. We are partnering with the Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Rhode Island.

Bluegrass Throedown at Nick-a-Nee’s @ Nick-A-Nees
Jan 22 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Bluegrass Throedown at Nick-a-Nee's @ Nick-A-Nees | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

Bluegrass Throedown features a different local or touring bluegrass band every Wednesday night at Nick-a-Nee’s in Providence. There’s never a cover, but there’s always a good time.

bluegrassthroedown.com

Free

Jan
23
Thu
Warwick Center for the Arts Artist Member Show Opening Reception @ Warwick Center for the Arts
Jan 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Join us for Warwick Center for the Arts Artist Member Show Opening Reception on Thursday, January 23 from 6-7:30 p.m. This exhibit will highlight our artist members and their unique individual styles. Meet the artists and view their works in such mediums as drawing, painting, mixed media, sculpture, digital art, photography, textiles, jewelry and more! Opening receptions are free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Ice Skating at Gurney’s @ Gurney's Newport
Jan 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

This year guests and locals are encouraged to “Donate to Skate” by bringing any item of clothing to receive complimentary skate rentals at Gurney’s ice rink in Newport. We are partnering with the Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Rhode Island.

Racial Justice Book Discussion: The Color of Law @ East Providence Public Library
Jan 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Racial Justice Book Discussion: The Color of Law @ East Providence Public Library | East Providence | Rhode Island | United States

Join a discussion of The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein, the first selection in a new discussion series at the Weaver Library. Led by Rev. Timoth Sylvia, Senior Minister of Rumford’s Newman Congregational Church, the group will meet at 7 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of the month from January through June. Copies of the books will be available on a first come, first served basis at the library.

Throwback Thursdays @ Providence GPub
Jan 23 @ 7:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Throwback Thursdays @ Providence GPub | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

Throwback Thursday is back and better than ever! Starting at 7 p.m., enjoy dinner and the best throwback jams! We’ll also have prizes, like retro sports jerseys and game tickets! Twenty-one and older only.

Rooftop Rock with Drummer Timmy J @ Rooftop at the Providence G
Jan 23 @ 9:00 pm – 9:15 pm
Rooftop Rock with Drummer Timmy J @ Rooftop at the Providence G | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

Come enjoy the sounds of one of the Rooftop’s best and most unique performers, Drummer Timmy J! With his electric drum kit, Timmy J’s beats are irresistible. Performing every Thursday from 9 p.m. – Midnight.