Taste of Newport. Photograph by Kim Fuller.

10/28 Taste of Newport

Why: Support Child and Family of Rhode Island and help make a difference in the lives of many at the thirty-fifth annual Taste of Newport. Enjoy culinary delights including a variety of passed small plates and tempting tasting stations from several of the finest restaurants, caterers, beverage vendors and confectionaries in the area. Plus, mingle with your favorite chefs and bid on silent and live auctions.
Where: Atlantic Resort at Cambria Hotel Newport, 240 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown.
More Info: Call 849-2300 or 781-3669 or visit childandfamilyri.com.

Oct 6 @ 1:00 pm – Oct 28 @ 5:00 pm DeBlois Gallery
The gallery has brought the work New York surrealist Bert Katz (1934-2012) and Rhode Island sculptor R.L. Stetson together for a dynamic show. Katz’s work, discovered after his death, spans fifty years and includes large-scale acrylic paintings, detailed pen and ink drawings, and brightly colored gouache paintings. Stetson’s sculptures of people and animals are cleverly driven by found objects. The...
Oct 16 – Nov 20 all-day Gamm Theatre
Instructor: Christin L. Goff Interested in Shakespeare but not sure where to begin? Curious how to craft a dynamic Shakespeare performance? This course will explore the techniques necessary to prepare a Shakespeare monologue. Participants will examine the mechanics, breathing, vocabulary, and form necessary to perform text with clarity, ease, and confidence. Please memorize/learn twelve lines of Shakespeare text for the...
Oct 17 @ 6:00 pm – Oct 18 @ 8:00 pm Roger Williams Park Zoo
Wizards and witches get your wands, mount your brooms and fly on over to meet some of the characters from the wizarding world, presented by Dual Edge Photography. Try a butter brew, then travel the pumpkin trail, and identify characters and scenes from the wizarding world. Free a house elf by donating new clean children’s socks to Project Undercover to...
Oct 17 @ 6:00 pm – Oct 18 @ 8:00 pm Roger Williams Park Zoo
Wizards and witches get your wands, mount your brooms and fly on over to meet some of the characters from the wizarding world, presented by Dual Edge Photography. Try a butter brew, then travel the pumpkin trail, and identify characters and scenes from the wizarding world. Free a house elf by donating new clean children’s socks to Project Undercover to...
Oct 18 all-day Gallery 175
On exhibit is artwork by New England veterans and their immediate families accompanied by commentary about how their military experience inspired their creative expressions. Curated by Paul Murray, the purpose of the exhibit is to increase awareness of military art created by U.S. Armed Forces members and their immediate families. Murray says, “We want to foster communication among those in...
Oct 18 all-day VETs Gallery
Images have the power to convey ideas across languages and cultures. Images can stand alone without relying on a literal translation. Today, our visual fields are filled with imagery (television to Instagram), and a literate mind unconsciously reads text without considering it. You don’t have to tell yourself to read a stop sign – you just do. From road signs...
Oct 18 – Nov 18 all-day Imago Gallery
Imago Foundation for the Arts (IFA) will co-host a juried sculpture show with the New England Sculptors Association (NESA) featuring forty works by twenty-five regional artists October 18 – November 18 at IMAGO Gallery, 36 Market Street, Warren. A free, public reception for the artists will be held on Saturday, October 20 from 3–6 p.m. NESA, founded in 1948, is...
Oct 18 all-day The Chazan Gallery at Wheeler
The Chazan Gallery is pleased to present Line, Edge, Space, an exhibition of works on paper by B.L. Green, Jessica Deane Rosner and Lynne Tobin, from October 18–November 7. There will be an opening reception for the artists on October 18, from 5-8 p.m. The public is invited.
Oct 18 all-day Trinity Repertory Company
The treasured and iconic “will they or won’t they” romance between Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy is infused with fresh vitality and hilarity in this madcap new comedic adaptation. Mrs. Bennet is determined to find suitable husbands for her daughters, but can’t quite get fiercely independent Elizabeth on board — at least not when it comes to the impossibly arrogant...
Oct 18 all-day Dryden Gallery
An extensive show of oil paintings depicting Narragansett Bay and surrounding area by award winning artist Lorena Pugh. Partial proceeds will go to Save the Bay.
Oct 18 all-day WOMEN & WAR
Women and War Trojan Women and Lysistrata adapted by Ellen McLaughlin Two classic Greek plays in a single evening! In the 411 BCE comedy Lysistrata, the women of Greece have a plan: if their husbands continue to wage war, they will continue to deny them, well, um…companionship. The second offering, the serious and tragic Trojan Women, exposes the true price...
Oct 18 @ 10:00 am – Oct 27 @ 10:00 pm Blackstone Valley Visitor Center
Come visit the Blackstone Valley Visitor Center’s gallery to see some monstrous art done by Jennifer Gillooly Cahoon! Free and open to all.
Oct 18 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm Naval War College Museum
The Naval War College Museum presents a new exhibit, “To Win or Lose All: Williams S. Sims and the U.S. Navy in the First World War.” The exhibit occupies the museum’s gallery on the second floor. To Win or Lose All explores the Navy’s role in securing victory for the Allies during the First World War. Under Admiral Sims’s leadership,...
Oct 18 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm Newport Playhouse and Cabaret Restaurant
Sylvia Thursday, October 11 – Sunday, November 18 Written by A.R. Gurney Directed by Michael Johnson Greg and Kate have moved to Manhattan after twenty-two years of child-raising in the suburbs. Greg brings home a dog he found in the park, named “Sylvia.” A street-smart mixture of Lab and Poodle, Sylvia soon takes Greg’s attention away from his wife, much...
Oct 18 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm ArtProv Gallery
A reception for ArtProv Gallery’s show “A Memory of Elephants” will be held during Gallery Night Providence October 18 from 5 to 9 p.m. The exhibit features works from Patricia Hansen’s mother/child elephant series that evolved from her journey in northern Thailand. It runs through November 9. While in Thailand, Patricia spent time with former working elephants, now rescued, learning...
Oct 18 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm ArtProv Gallery
A reception for ArtProv Gallery’s show “Urban Wildlife: Learning to Co-Exist” will be held during Gallery Night Providence October 18 from 5-9 p.m. The show runs through November 9. The exhibit is staged in collaboration with Creature Conserve (creatureconserve.com), run by Dr. Lucy Spelman, whose aim is to bring artists and scientists together to foster informed and sustained support for...
Oct 18 @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm Old Slater Mill
Have a hauntingly good time in America’s original Mill City at Mill City Haunts in Pawtucket. Feast your eyes, mind and soul on free scary movies and family-frightening attractions or premium paranormal haunts at Slater Park, Slater Mill and TEN31Productions. City Hall Tower under a spell, creepy creature features along the bike path, ghostly gondolas on the Blackstone River, shadowy...
Oct 18 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm Warwick City Hall
Join us for our final event in Warwick of the season. It will be highlighted by a Halloween Costume Parade and trick or treating at the trucks. Food Trucks will be serving from 5-7:30 p.m. Trick or treating at the trucks for kids twelve and under in costume from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Costume parade for all ages. Begins promptly at 6:30pm....
Oct 18 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm The Rhode Island Convention Center
The Providence Center will hold its annual Circle of Stars event on October 18 at the Rhode Island Convention Center. This year’s honoree, Don Barbeau, has been an active board member since 2010 and has supported The Providence Center in numerous capacities. A portion of the proceeds from this special evening will help to restore the hope and dignity of...
Oct 18 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm Rhodes on the Pawtuxet
On Thursday, October 18 at 5:30 p.m. at Rhodes on the Pawtuxet, the Rhode Island Community Food Bank hosts its fourth annual Empty Bowls Fundraiser. Guests enjoy foods from more than thirty-five local restaurants and select a handcrafted bowl to take home with them to remind them of the empty bowls they helped to fill. Tickets are $50 in advance...
Oct 18 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm Meeting Street
The Early Childhood Institute at Meeting Street will host Susan Jewel, Manager of Family Supports at the Autism Project, for a free workshop for parents and caregivers to help learn the stages of development and developmental milestones. The goal of this event is to engage front-line personnel and parents so that they can identify atypical development early, and understand available...
Oct 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm Roger Williams Botanical Garden
On the evening of Thursday, October 18, our agency will be holding our first ever, “Blooming Hope: Casting Light on Domestic Violence” fundraising event at the Roger Williams Botanical Gardens, from 6-8:30 p.m. in Providence. The event will include a cocktail party, with a silent auction. Our goal is to make this event uplifting and inspiring, while raising awareness about...
Oct 18 @ 6:00 pm – 6:00 pm Roger Williams Park Zoo
Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular, presented by Citizens Bank, at Roger Williams Park Zoo is celebrating thirty years of Halloween magic October 4 – November 4. Called extraordinary by both CNN and USA Today, this year’s show includes more than 5,000 intricately carved pumpkins featuring scenes of wizards, fairytales, and the luminaries of great myths and legends, alongside superheroes, and historical figures who...
Oct 18 @ 6:00 pm Barrington Books Garden City
Barrington Books is celebrating teachers! Join us for a Teacher’s Night Out Wineand Cheese Social. Meet fellow teachers. Share ideas. Sign up for the free Barrington Books teacher appreciation discount program. Please let us know if you will be joining us by emailing at schools@barringtonbooks.com or call 401-432-7222.
Oct 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm RISD Museum Chace Center Entrance
Join Elon Cook Lee, Center for Reconciliation Program Director and Curator, and Kate Irvin, RISD Curator of Costumes and Textiles for a special opportunity to explore and discuss the racial history of costumes and textiles in the RISD Museum collection. Suggested donation $10. Please note that all donations go toward ensuring that the CFR can continue hosting public programs that...
Oct 18 @ 6:00 pm Riviera Bingo Palace
Let’s Do the Time Warp Again at the Rocky Horror Drag Bingo show! Each month, your Drag Hosts have been entertaining the crowds as we give out over $2,000 in cash and prizes, and October is no exception. Plus, there will be a $100 cash prize for best costume (Rocky Horror related or not…) Come down and see why we...
Oct 18 @ 6:30 pm Linden Place Mansion
Discover the spooky side of Linden Place’s history….if you dare During the month of October, prepare to be haunted by the ghosts of Linden Place’s past! A special docent-led tour will be offered on Thursday nights which covers the ghost stories associated with the DeWolf and Colt families and the eerie amusements of the nineteenth century. The one-hour tour will...
Oct 18 @ 6:30 pm Lincoln School | Boss McLoughlin Gymnasium
Lincoln School is thrilled to announce this year’s Alexis Allen Boss ‘89 Endowment for Community Accord and Public Service speaker: Siddhartha Mukherjee! Mukherjee is the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer, one of Time’s All-Time Top 100 Nonfiction Books, and the New York Times number one bestseller The Gene: An Intimate History....
Oct 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Thrive Tribe RI
In this busy world where everyone battles with a mind that never shuts off, we must make time to take care of ourselves and let the mind rest so that the body can heal itself and stay healthy. Join me for and evening of relaxation and self care. Singing bowls have been used for generations to quiet the mind, release...
Oct 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Social Enterprise Greenhouse
Halftime Genius Warm-Up is a ninety-minute introduction to Halftime Genius, an opportunity for midlife men, ages thirty plus, to radically transform their lives through the power of group coaching. What is coaching anyway? Glad you asked. At its most basic form, it is a revolutionary method to train you to think differently and understand yourself better. In our culture, real...