Photo credit: Richard Prull/Preserve Rhode Island

8/3–8/4 Little Compton Antiques Festival

Why: On Friday night, check out the preview party featuring a sunset supper, sip on a delicious complimentary beverage, listen to live music and gain access to early buying privileges. On Saturday, spend time perusing antiques from a diverse collection of antique dealers, stop by the auto show or take a peek at the Little Compton art exhibit.
Where: Little Compton Historical Society, 548 West Main Rd., Little Compton.
More Info: Call 272-5101 or visit preserveri.org.

Aug
17
Fri
Death at Sea: A Murder Mystery Specialty Cruise @ Bowen's Wharf
Aug 17 @ 6:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Death at Sea: A Murder Mystery Specialty Cruise @ Bowen's Wharf

Step aboard the Northeastern and join an elite secret society that controls the world’s governments, known as “The Cabal.” This powerful shadow government maintains the utmost secrecy, but you have been invited into the inner sanctum and are going on a corporate retreat aboard the leader’s yacht! Something isn’t right, though, and when a body surfaces, you and your fellow passengers have to root out the culprit before you’re the next victim! Our famous Sinister Sangria and hor d’oeuvres are included in admission, and there will be a cash bar open as well.

Aug
22
Wed
Music at Sunset: Providence Big Band @ Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum
Aug 22 @ 5:00 pm
Music at Sunset: Providence Big Band @ Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum

Spread out a blanket and unpack the picnic basket, soak up the warmth of the summer sun, and enjoy the sunset over Narragansett Bay, all while savoring a kaleidoscope of musical performances. A perfect way to celebrate the summer with friends and family!

Guests are encouraged to BYOB, picnic dinner and chairs or blankets.

Music at Sunset: Providence Big Band @ Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum
Aug 22 @ 5:00 pm
Music at Sunset: Providence Big Band @ Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum

Spread out a blanket and unpack the picnic basket, soak up the warmth of the summer sun, and enjoy the sunset over Narragansett Bay, all while savoring a kaleidoscope of musical performances. A perfect way to celebrate the summer with friends and family!

Guests are encouraged to BYOB, picnic dinner and chairs or blankets.

Aug
24
Fri
Death at Sea: A Murder Mystery Specialty Cruise @ Bowen's Wharf
Aug 24 @ 6:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Death at Sea: A Murder Mystery Specialty Cruise @ Bowen's Wharf

Step aboard the Northeastern and join an elite secret society that controls the world’s governments, known as “The Cabal.” This powerful shadow government maintains the utmost secrecy, but you have been invited into the inner sanctum and are going on a corporate retreat aboard the leader’s yacht! Something isn’t right, though, and when a body surfaces, you and your fellow passengers have to root out the culprit before you’re the next victim! Our famous Sinister Sangria and hor d’oeuvres are included in admission, and there will be a cash bar open as well.

Anasi the Spider Visits the Courthouse @ Courthouse Center for the Arts
Aug 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Anasi the Spider Visits the Courthouse @ Courthouse Center for the Arts | South Kingstown | Rhode Island | United States

Join Anansi The Spider from Classic Children’s Stories in this newly compiled play! Destiny Blair-Twitchell has been in several of our children’s shows and is now taking the reigns of her very own theater camp, this is her senior project for school. She is pursuing an education in teaching children with a focus in theater and we could not be more proud. Come support these fine students.

Aug
25
Sat
Brew at the Zoo @ Roger Williams Park Zoo
Aug 25 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Brew at the Zoo @ Roger Williams Park Zoo

Tap into your wild side at Brew at the Zoo, an adults-only evening event, and sample more than 170 beers from 80 plus local, regional and national brewers. Enjoy live music, animal encounters and more at Rhode Island’s largest outdoor beer festival. A complete schedule of this years Brew at the Zoo events and a full map of brewers locations.

Date: Saturday, August 25
Time: VIP Hour 4-5 p.m., General Admission 5-8 p.m.

Designated Driver (twenty-one and older): $25
5 p.m. Adult (twenty-one and older): $60 or $50 until August 24.
4 p.m. VIP Early Entry: $75
Please note: Saturday, August 25, the Zoo opens at 9 a.m., last ticket will be sold at noon, and the Zoo will close at 1:00 pm for Brew at the Zoo. This is a twenty-one and older event and no person under the age of twenty-one will be permitted (this includes young children and infants in strollers). All attendees are required to show a valid ID. Rain or shine, tickets are non-refundable.

This event sells out every year, get your tickets today!

Aug
29
Wed
Music at Sunset: Panoramic View: Steel Drums @ Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum
Aug 29 @ 5:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Music at Sunset: Panoramic View: Steel Drums @ Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum

Spread out a blanket and unpack the picnic basket, soak up the warmth of the summer sun, and enjoy the sunset over Narragansett Bay, all while savoring a kaleidoscope of musical performances. A perfect way to celebrate the summer with friends and family!

Guests are encouraged to BYOB, picnic dinner and chairs or blankets.

Aug
30
Thu
Dinner on the Terrace @ Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum
Aug 30 @ 6:00 pm
Dinner on the Terrace @ Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum

Join us for an elegant evening celebrating the season’s harvest, freshly picked from Blithewold’s vegetable garden. Guests will dine family style on the terrace, enjoying sweeping views of the Great Lawn, Bristol Harbor and beyond. Dinner will be accompanied by acoustic guitar and paired wines.

Dinner and drinks included. This is a prix-fixe menu.

Aug
31
Fri
Death at Sea: A Murder Mystery Specialty Cruise @ Bowen's Wharf
Aug 31 @ 6:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Death at Sea: A Murder Mystery Specialty Cruise @ Bowen's Wharf

Step aboard the Northeastern and join an elite secret society that controls the world’s governments, known as “The Cabal.” This powerful shadow government maintains the utmost secrecy, but you have been invited into the inner sanctum and are going on a corporate retreat aboard the leader’s yacht! Something isn’t right, though, and when a body surfaces, you and your fellow passengers have to root out the culprit before you’re the next victim! Our famous Sinister Sangria and hor d’oeuvres are included in admission, and there will be a cash bar open as well.

Sep
6
Thu
There’s a Burglar in My Bed @ Newport Playhouse and Cabaret Restaurant
Sep 6 all-day
There's a Burglar in My Bed @ Newport Playhouse and Cabaret Restaurant

There’s a Burglar in My Bed
Friday, September 7 – Saturday, October 6

Written by Michael Parker
Directed by Tony Annicone

William Worthington III and his wife are both sneaking away for romantic liaisons with their respective lovers – unbeknownst to them at the same cottage. Inevitably their paths cross and divorce is in the air. But neither is willing to give up the world famous Worthington necklace, so each devises a plan to steal it. Fun filled chaos ensues with mistaken identities, a bumbling detective and even a fake necklace