Courtesy of the Gocester Scarecrow Festival.

10/19 Glocester Scarecrow Festival

Why: See dozens of scarecrows line Chepachet Village, sip piping hot drinks and munch on apple cider doughnuts to get into the fall feel. Awards will be given out to the best scarecrows. Entertainment and more food will be available along Putnam Pike and face painting, plus pony rides and rabbit displays will keep the kiddos busy. Rhode Island folk duo, Atwater-Donnelly, will perform live music, too. The scarecrows will remain up for viewing until November 3.
Where: Chepachet Village, Main St., Chepachet.
More Info: Visit glocesterscarecrowfestival.org.

Oct
10
Thu
A Brief History of the Earth and Everything In It Performance @ URI Department of Theatre
Oct 10 – Oct 20 all-day
A Brief History of the Earth and Everything In It Performance @ URI Department of Theatre | Rhode Island | United States

A Brief History Of The Earth and Everything In It (as performed by Ms. LoPiccolo’s Third Grade Drama Group from the William Jennings Bryan Elementary School in Springfield, Missouri, by Dave Rabinow.

How can the third graders of W.J.B. Public Elementary avoid “Level three Leviticus-Indefinite suspension” and save their school from their newly-fundamentalist principal, now running for governor? A musical, of course! In a last-ditch effort, they hope their little show will convince him that Science, Math, Music, Art, and Dance aren’t signs of the Devil.

Presented in conjunction with the URI Honors Colloquium.

Oct
14
Mon
Narrated Tours of the Providence Waterways @ Providence River Boat Co.
Oct 14 all-day
Narrated Tours of the Providence Waterways @ Providence River Boat Co. | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

Discover the historic and contemporary milestones of the Providence waterways on our fun and relaxing narrated daytime tours. Explore the Providence River, Riverwalk, Waterplace Park, the Fox Point Hurricane Barrier and the Providence Harbor as we highlight historical, nautical and architectural points of interest! Our tours run daily (closed Tuesdays) from 11 am to 7 pm. All tours are by reservation, so please book your seats prior to arrival.

Annual Blithewold Tag Sale @ Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum
Oct 14 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Annual Blithewold Tag Sale @ Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum | Bristol | Rhode Island | United States

Come to find a treasure, but come early, once it’s gone, it’s gone!

Monday Night Football at GPub @ Providence GPub
Oct 14 @ 11:30 am – 11:00 pm
Monday Night Football at GPub @ Providence GPub | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

Every Monday during football season, come to GPub to take advantage of beer bucket promos and slider specials while catching all the action on our 17 LED TVs!

Junkyard by Imago Foundation for the Arts @ Imago Gallery
Oct 14 @ 4:00 pm
Junkyard by Imago Foundation for the Arts @ Imago Gallery | Warren | Rhode Island | United States

The public is invited to a free reception on Friday, Oct. 11, from 6–8 p.m.

Amy Sutherland will present recent figural and abstract ceramic forms. Aesthetically they are sculptures that are born from pots and thrown on a wheel. No longer utilitarian vessels, the forms are transformed under her hands, when instinct takes over the creative process. Sutherland works with clay because it is innately linked to creation. The same simple material can be used by a multitude of people, be fired, and become something beautiful or ugly. Sutherland believes as an artist she has an impulse to make, that what is made is how she communicates with the world.

Brittney Ciccone will present recent paintings that convey the many facets of the human experience, not only as an artist, but as a visual storyteller. Using cool tones, multidimensional artistic style, and abstract themes, Ciccone invites viewers to explore every brush stroke and inspire them to peer into a new reality. Ciccone earned a BFA from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City and pursued a professional pastry degree while working at some iconic bakeries in Boston’s South End. Her fascination with art began at an early age and her propensity to create has evolved over time.

Other IMAGO artists who will participate in the exhibit include Eileen Siobhan Collins, Mary Dondero, Carl Keitner, Pascale Lord, Lindsay Mac, Yolanda Mazzoni, Linda Megathlin, Mercedes Nuñez, Anne Marie Rossi, Howard Rotblat-Walker, Lenny Rumpler, Harley Silva, Michael Somers, Amy Sutherland, Juji Watrous, Howard Windham, and Meredith Wolf.

The exhibit will be open to the public from Oct. 11 to Nov. 17.

Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular @ Roger Williams Park Zoo
Oct 14 @ 6:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular @ Roger Williams Park Zoo | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular
Thursday, October 3 – Sunday, November 3
Celebrate the wonders of New England and all its glory and magic at the nationally acclaimed Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular presented by Citizens Bank at Roger Williams Park Zoo. Feast your senses on autumn’s beauty, winter’s swirling snow, spring’s first blossoms and summer’s ocean breezes intricately carved on thousands of pumpkins displayed along the Zoo’s beautiful Wetlands Trail.
Please note: Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular is open rain or shine. In the case of light to moderate rain, the show will be open. No refunds or rescheduling.

For event details, parking information, and to purchase tickets please visit: rwpzoo.org/jols.

Roger Williams Park Zoo is Rhode Island’s premiere tourist attraction. As leaders in conservation and animal care – we create engaging experiences that empower guests to join us in conserving wild life and wild places. Roger Williams Park Zoo is supported and managed by the Rhode Island Zoological Society and owned by the City of Providence. The Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and certified by American Humane.

Oct
15
Tue
Improv 101: Short Form Improv @ The Arctic Playhouse
Oct 15 all-day
Improv 101: Short Form Improv @ The Arctic Playhouse | West Warwick | Rhode Island | United States

Improv 101: Introduction to Improv; Short Form

Starting October 1
Teens and Adults Ages fourteen and older
Six week course; Tuesdays and Thursdays 6-8pm
Showcase Performance Friday, November 8 at 8pm

Taught by Stefan Di Pippo
(Ten31 Productions, Arctic Playhouse, Second City Chicago Training)

Sign up by September 23 for $25 off with code BYSEPT23

Think “Who’s Line is it Anyway?”! Have fun learning scene work through practicing various acting and improvisation games and techniques. Through the course, we will focus on ensemble and energy building practices and will ultimately perform a full length short-form improv revue at the Arctic Playhouse. The content covered in this course is also beneficial in developing presentation & public speaking skills, and has many other applications outside of staged performance.

Lost Park @ Museum of Natural History and Planetarium
Oct 15 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Lost Park @ Museum of Natural History and Planetarium | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

Go back in time with docent Mike McGinity on a walking tour through Roger Williams Park. Long lost park treasures and missing monuments will be revisited at their original locations in this nostalgic look at the history of this grand space.
Pets are not permitted on walking tours. Children are not permitted in our lifelong learners programming. Pre-registration is preferred.

Youth Theater Classes @ Greenwich Odeum
Oct 15 @ 3:45 pm – 5:00 pm
Youth Theater Classes @ Greenwich Odeum | East Greenwich | Rhode Island | United States

Introducing: After School Theater Classes!

Every Tuesday, beginning October 1 for four weeks

Ages seven through ten from 3:45 -5 pm

Families are invited to attend the final class (October 22), which will be a talent showcase! Watch your kids perform and showcase what they’ve learned.

 

In this four-week class, we will explore the art of writing and performing an original monologue. Through a series of acting and writing exercises, each participant will create and perform their own monologue that is based on a dramatic or funny personal experience. We will develop everyone’s monologue collaboratively and perform them in a final showcase that family and friends are invited to attend.
Space will be limited to provide personalized teaching to develop your child’s skills and interests. Registration deadline is Sept 24.

$130 per child
Sibling Discount: 10 percent off per child – use code SIBLING

Once you have completed your transaction, please click here to complete the registration form.

Tickets to this event include an additional $2 Historic Restoration Fee which assists in restorations and repairs of the Greenwich Odeum.

Junkyard by Imago Foundation for the Arts @ Imago Gallery
Oct 15 @ 4:00 pm
Junkyard by Imago Foundation for the Arts @ Imago Gallery | Warren | Rhode Island | United States

The public is invited to a free reception on Friday, Oct. 11, from 6–8 p.m.

Amy Sutherland will present recent figural and abstract ceramic forms. Aesthetically they are sculptures that are born from pots and thrown on a wheel. No longer utilitarian vessels, the forms are transformed under her hands, when instinct takes over the creative process. Sutherland works with clay because it is innately linked to creation. The same simple material can be used by a multitude of people, be fired, and become something beautiful or ugly. Sutherland believes as an artist she has an impulse to make, that what is made is how she communicates with the world.

Brittney Ciccone will present recent paintings that convey the many facets of the human experience, not only as an artist, but as a visual storyteller. Using cool tones, multidimensional artistic style, and abstract themes, Ciccone invites viewers to explore every brush stroke and inspire them to peer into a new reality. Ciccone earned a BFA from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City and pursued a professional pastry degree while working at some iconic bakeries in Boston’s South End. Her fascination with art began at an early age and her propensity to create has evolved over time.

Other IMAGO artists who will participate in the exhibit include Eileen Siobhan Collins, Mary Dondero, Carl Keitner, Pascale Lord, Lindsay Mac, Yolanda Mazzoni, Linda Megathlin, Mercedes Nuñez, Anne Marie Rossi, Howard Rotblat-Walker, Lenny Rumpler, Harley Silva, Michael Somers, Amy Sutherland, Juji Watrous, Howard Windham, and Meredith Wolf.

The exhibit will be open to the public from Oct. 11 to Nov. 17.