Things To Do in February

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:

  • Taste your way around the Ocean State with the Best Doughnuts passport, roar to the Dunk for Monster Jam and make pretty nature-inspired valentines with the kiddos in your February Bucket List.
  • Introverted extroverts: This one’s for you. We’ve rounded up 6 local book clubs you can join this winter.
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College Game Day Saturdays @ Providence GPub
Feb 29 all-day
College Game Day Saturdays @ Providence GPub | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

On Saturdays during hockey and basketball season, catch your college team on our seventeen LED TVs, and take advantage of game day platter specials with friends!

FirstWorks presents Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR) Redemption Songs and Sonatas with The Humanist Septet @ First Unitarian Church of Providence
Feb 29 all-day
FirstWorks presents  Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR)  Redemption Songs and Sonatas  with The Humanist Septet @ First Unitarian Church of Providence | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

As FirstWorks’ first Artistic Ambassador, DBR’s work with local artists reaches a joyful new peak in this concert featuring six of Providence’s own creative voices. From Bob Marley to the Haitian and Israeli national anthems, “Redemption Songs” is a composer’s view of our desire to define ourselves, our world, and sometimes, one another.

The Humanist Septet is:

Becky Bass (steel pan, vocals)

Daniel Bernard Roumain (violin)

Christopher Johnson (spoken word)

Kim Trusty (guitar, vocals)

Jerry Wilfong (bass)

and special guests TBA

Part of FirstWorks’ Raise Your Voice project. Made possible in part with support the National Endowment for the Arts and Providence’s Department of Art, Culture + Tourism.

North Kingstown High School’s Mary Poppins! @ North Kingstown High School
Feb 29 all-day
North Kingstown High School's Mary Poppins! @ North Kingstown High School | North Kingstown | Rhode Island | United States

NKHS Music Department presents Disney’s Mary Poppins! Come on a Jolly Holiday February 28, 29, March 6, 7 at 7 pm, March 1 and 8 at 2 pm. Tickets available at Dave’ Marketplace in Wickford and Quonset. And don’t miss Tea Time with Mary on March 1 and 8 before the show.

Richard III by William Shakespeare @ URI Department of Theatre
Feb 29 all-day
Richard III by William Shakespeare @ URI Department of Theatre | Rhode Island | United States

Step into the mind of a seductive megalomaniac.
Malicious, power-hungry, and bitter about his physical state, Richard III begins to aspire to the throne. He will stop at nothing to get the crown he so dearly wants, and he will manipulate and kill for it.

Shakespeare’s chronicle of Richard’s rise to the throne remains an irresistible study of villainy.

February 20-22 and 27-29, 7:30 pm – February 23 and March 1, 2 pm

Sesame Street Live! Let’s Party! @ The VETS
Feb 29 all-day
Sesame Street Live! Let's Party! @ The VETS | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

Jump to the beat with your friends on Sesame Street. Introducing an all-new, interactive show that unfolds on one of the world’s most famous streets at the funniest, furriest party in the neighborhood… get ready for Sesame Street Live! Let’s Party.

Foundations in Gardening: The Secret World of Wildlife @ Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum
Feb 29 @ 10:00 am
Foundations in Gardening: The Secret World of Wildlife @ Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum | Bristol | Rhode Island | United States

This presentation will discuss the secret world of wildlife that resides within Blithewold and detail the gardens and the wildlife species within them. Information about the wildlife will include species profiles, life cycles, symbiotic relationships, and fun facts. We will be providing information about the importance of a healthy habitat and how you can benefit wildlife in your own backyard.

Winter Wonder Days at Roger Williams Park Zoo @ Roger Williams Park Zoo
Feb 29 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Winter Wonder Days at Roger Williams Park Zoo @ Roger Williams Park Zoo | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

Enjoy half-price admission at Roger Williams Park Zoo in January and February during the Zoo’s annual “Winter Wonder Days,” offered daily from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Get out of the cold with the Zoo’s “Faces of the Rainforest” exhibit and experience the indigenous monkeys, birds, amphibians, and reptiles of the Amazon Rainforest.

Learn more and plan your visit at rwpzoo.org.

Hope’s Harvest RI Film Screening Featuring “The Gleaners and I” @ AS220
Feb 29 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Hope's Harvest RI Film Screening Featuring "The Gleaners and I" @ AS220 | Providence | Rhode Island | United States
The Gleaners and I, a film by acclaimed French filmmaker Agnes Varda, documents various types of gleaners – in fields, cities, and junkyards – as they recover food and other found objects. Named one of the BBC’s 100 greatest films of the 21st Century, The Gleaners and I offers a unique window into the ancient practice of gleaning and how it manifests in all aspects of life.

The screening, hosted by the

AS220

Main Stage & Gallery space will be followed by a Q&A about Hope’s Harvest RI and how we use farm-based food recovery to address issues around food waste and food insecurity. Q&A will be lead by Eva Agudelo, Founding Director of Hope’s Harvest RI, Rhode Island’s first farm-based gleaning organization

Food and drinks will be available for purchase at the

AS220 Food & Drink

Restaurant and bar. Raffle prizes will also be made available to guests. This is a free event. Optional donations will be accepted at the door to support the work of Hope’s Harvest RI

Please email melanie@hopesharvest.org with questions.

 

Gallery Night Providence 2020 Kick-Off @ Sprout CoWorking
Feb 29 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Gallery Night Providence 2020 Kick-Off @ Sprout CoWorking | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

Our annual Gallery Night Providence season kick-off event! This party will include a raffle and silent auction kick-off of our twenty-fourth season of Gallery Night. Make sure you save the date! Free and open to the public. https://www.facebook.com/events/2645565378853155/

Gallery Night Providence Art For Everyone Show Opening @ Sprout CoWorking
Feb 29 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Gallery Night Providence Art For Everyone Show Opening @ Sprout CoWorking | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

Stop by The Gallery at Sprout CoWorking to view work by these wonderful artists: Emmett Barnacle, Ellen Biegert, Linda Bonaccorsi, Rachel Brask, Kelly Starspangled Brown, Suzanne Buchanan, Michael Collins, Jessika Davis, Kevin Donnelly, Robert Easton, Eran Fraenkel, Ann-Marie Gillett, Michael Guertin, Harold InDelicato, Michele Keir, Karen McCann, Zachary Prosser, Jane Robbins, Sarah Samways, Angel Smith, and Kate Wilson. The show is juried by Kate Kraczon, Munir Mohammed, Donna Parsons and Elena Calderón Patiño. Prizes will be awarded at the opening Saturday, Feb 29, 2-6 pm at the Gallery Night 2020 Kick-Off Party. We welcome friends, family and the general public to attend this free event.

The show will be open at The Gallery at Sprout (166 Valley Street Bldg 6M/Suite 103) during the month of March. For more information and hours please contact: gallerymanager@sproutcoworking.com.