Things To Do in December

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:

  • All aboard! We rode the Blackstone Valley Polar Express and, yes, it’s just as magical as you’d think. Read more here.
  • Get your shopping done (and indulge in a little complimentary wine), plus other events in your December Bucket List.
Dec
9
Mon
Of rock and Air: Mary Anne Friel and Leslie Hirst @ The Chazan Gallery at Wheeler
Dec 9 all-day
Of rock and Air: Mary Anne Friel and Leslie Hirst @ The Chazan Gallery at Wheeler | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

The Chazan Gallery at Wheeler is pleased to present “of rock and air”, a two-person exhibition featuring the work by Mary Anne Friel and Leslie Hirst, from November 21 to December 11. There will be an opening reception for the artists on November 21, from 5 – 8 p.m.
The public is invited.

Toys for Tots and Teens with Jaycees @ Arctic Village & Business District - West Warwick, RI
Dec 9 all-day

The JCS Alumni Club would like to welcome you to be a part of this years’ Toys for Tots and Teens Program.

Volunteers can help set-up Toys for Tots and Teens boxes / bins during the month of November as they need to designate stores, offices, gyms, dealerships, retail outlets, schools, etc, early in the process since a traditional 1st appearance as a Presentation will be made in Decembe. We do this at the Warwick Mall in conjunction with U.S. Marines Foundation.

These new, unwrapped (required protective items) gifts – Toys for Tots and Teens – are collected by the JCS up to December 18 – they are then loaded in U.S. Marine vehicles and Volunteers and then distributed by a pre-determined list (statewide) to youth & teens as wonderful Christmas and Holiday gifts.

For more information, call (401) 828-9191 or e-mail.

Monday Night Football at GPub @ Providence GPub
Dec 9 @ 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!

December Unplugged: Live Music Series at The Rooftop @ Rooftop at the Providence G
Dec 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
December Unplugged: Live Music Series at The Rooftop @ Rooftop at the Providence G | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

Every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday in December, 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. Take in the views, tap your toes, and try our new fall dinner menu this November!

Audition Techniques @ The Gamm Theatre
Dec 9 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Audition Techniques @ The Gamm Theatre | Warwick | Rhode Island | United States

November 4 – December 16

Seven Sessions

Mondays 6:30 – 9:30pm

Instructor: Fred Sullivan Jr.

Tuition: $350

Preparing to audition for an upcoming production or for a school program? Looking to hone your skills and work on a few new monologues? The Gamm Studio can prepare you to audition with skill and confidence. This class will focus on preparing two contrasting monologues as well as offer tips and techniques to successfully prepare for cold readings and incorporating on-the-fly direction. Students will also practice their “presentation-of-self” and all other aspects related to the audition. Please prepare a monologue for the first day of class. This class is suitable for beginners.

December Foolproof Comedy Nights at The Rooftop @ Rooftop at the Providence G
Dec 9 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
December Foolproof Comedy Nights at The Rooftop @ Rooftop at the Providence G | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

At 8 p.m. on Monday, December 9 and Monday, December 23, The Foolproof Comedy Series continues at Rooftop at the Providence G! Brad Pierce returns to host both nights, which will feature the area’s most outstanding comics. On 12/9, we’re welcoming David Hintz and Dale Cover. Then on 12/23, Brad is joined by Brian Higginbottom and John O’Connor. Come to one of Providence’s most breathtaking venues and get ready to laugh! Comedy Nights are twenty-one and older, no cover!

The Man Who Came to Dinner @ Attleboro Community Theatre
Dec 9 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
The Man Who Came to Dinner @ Attleboro Community Theatre | Attleboro | Massachusetts | United States

Set in the small town of Mesalia, Ohio, in the weeks leading up to Christmas in the late 1930s. The famously outlandish New York City radio personality Sheridan Whiteside (‘Sherry’) is invited to a well-to-do factory owner’s home for dinner with his family. But before Whiteside can enter the house, he slips on a patch of ice outside the Stanleys’ front door and injures his hip. Now confined to the Stanleys’ home for weeks, Sherry drives his hosts mad due to his erratic and ridiculous behavior, leaving the family – and those who become involved – looking for any way that they can drive him out.

Dec
10
Tue
Of rock and Air: Mary Anne Friel and Leslie Hirst @ The Chazan Gallery at Wheeler
Dec 10 all-day
Of rock and Air: Mary Anne Friel and Leslie Hirst @ The Chazan Gallery at Wheeler | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

The Chazan Gallery at Wheeler is pleased to present “of rock and air”, a two-person exhibition featuring the work by Mary Anne Friel and Leslie Hirst, from November 21 to December 11. There will be an opening reception for the artists on November 21, from 5 – 8 p.m.
The public is invited.

Toys for Tots and Teens with Jaycees @ Arctic Village & Business District - West Warwick, RI
Dec 10 all-day

The JCS Alumni Club would like to welcome you to be a part of this years’ Toys for Tots and Teens Program.

Volunteers can help set-up Toys for Tots and Teens boxes / bins during the month of November as they need to designate stores, offices, gyms, dealerships, retail outlets, schools, etc, early in the process since a traditional 1st appearance as a Presentation will be made in Decembe. We do this at the Warwick Mall in conjunction with U.S. Marines Foundation.

These new, unwrapped (required protective items) gifts – Toys for Tots and Teens – are collected by the JCS up to December 18 – they are then loaded in U.S. Marine vehicles and Volunteers and then distributed by a pre-determined list (statewide) to youth & teens as wonderful Christmas and Holiday gifts.

For more information, call (401) 828-9191 or e-mail.

Alcohol Ink Painting for Holiday Gifts with Mary Wojciechowski @ Bristol Art Museum
Dec 10 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Alcohol Ink Painting for Holiday Gifts with Mary Wojciechowski @ Bristol Art Museum | Bristol | Rhode Island | United States

Alcohol Ink Painting for Holiday Gifts with Mary Wojciechowski
Tuesday, December 10th | 10 am – 1 pm
$55 BAM Members | $65 Non-Members

This workshop is designed for both beginners and those who have some experience in painting with alcohol inks. Students will enjoy exploring this exciting medium that is highly pigmented and creates unique textural effects as it dries. In addition, each student will receive materials to mat two of their pieces as possible holiday gifts as well as an additional material that may be used for gift giving.

All supplies are included!​