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.

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American Illustration and the First World War @ National Museum of American Illustration
American Illustration and the First World War @ National Museum of American Illustration
May 15 all-day
Marking the 100th Anniversary of the end of “The War to End All Wars” by honoring the essential work the American illustrators accomplished in swaying opinions and rallying National support for the war effort. Featuring original paintings, works on paper, and vintage posters. Powerful, emotional reminders of the hardships and threats the United States faced during this time and highlight...
National Grid Energy Innovation Hub @ Energy Innovation Hub
National Grid Energy Innovation Hub @ Energy Innovation Hub
May 15 all-day
National Grid Energy Innovation Hub @ Energy Innovation Hub
The National Grid Energy Innovation Hub is a collaborative, community space designed to elevate the conversation around the future of energy and the environment. The Hub offers interactive exhibits where Rhode Islanders can learn how they can take action towards creating a clean energy future.Exhibits include information about energy savings tips, energy efficiency, renewable energy, electric vehicles, connected solutions (demand...
Upcoming IMAGO exhibit to feature artworks by Eileen Siobhan Collins and two guest artists @ Imago Gallery
Upcoming IMAGO exhibit to feature artworks by Eileen Siobhan Collins and two guest artists @ Imago Gallery
May 15 all-day
Upcoming IMAGO exhibit to feature artworks by Eileen Siobhan Collins and two guest artists @ Imago Gallery
Imago Foundation for the Arts will feature artwork by IFA artist Eileen Siobhan Collins and guest artists Nora Lewis and Tim Ian Mitchell as part of a group exhibit May 3 through June 10 at IMAGO Gallery, 36 Market Street in Warren. The public is invited to a free reception on Friday, May 4 from 6–8 p.m. Collins is a...
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8:30 am Mental Images: Two Artists Explore the Brain’s Form and Function @ The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Mental Images: Two Artists Explore the Brain’s Form and Function @ The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
May 15 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Mental Images: Two Artists Explore the Brain's Form and Function @ The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University | Providence | Rhode Island | United States
Art League Rhode Island in collaboration with The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, will sponsor an interpretive exhibition, “Mental Images: Two Artists Explore the Brain’s Form and Function.” The exhibit will feature varied works by artists Victoria Guerina and Betsy Ritz in which the human brain, the complex and mysterious organ that directs our thoughts, behavior and all...
10:00 am Play and Learn @ Providence Children's Museum
Play and Learn @ Providence Children's Museum
May 15 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Play and Learn @ Providence Children's Museum
Play and Learn is the Museum’s open-ended story-based program especially for two four-year-olds and their parents, designed to help preschoolers build their skills in a variety of areas and to help parents continue the learning at home.
10:00 am Reconstructors at Providence Children’s Museum @ Providence Childern's Museum
Reconstructors at Providence Children’s Museum @ Providence Childern's Museum
May 15 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Reconstructors at Providence Children's Museum @ Providence Childern's Museum
Sculpt, build, arrange and sort a variety of recycled materials. Learn different ways to recycle, reduce and reuse items you use every day.
10:00 am To Win or Lose All: William S. Sims and the U.S. Navy in the First World War @ Naval War College Museum
To Win or Lose All: William S. Sims and the U.S. Navy in the First World War @ Naval War College Museum
May 15 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
To Win or Lose All: William S. Sims and the U.S. Navy in the First World War @ Naval War College Museum | Newport | Rhode Island | United States
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,...
10:00 am Trees in Spring @ Museum of Natural History and Planetarium
Trees in Spring @ Museum of Natural History and Planetarium
May 15 @ 10:00 am
Trees in Spring @ Museum of Natural History and Planetarium | Providence | Rhode Island | United States
Join museum docent Bill LaCivita as we explore Roger Williams Park and discover the great variety of trees growing in its 435 acres of landscaped and natural settings. From American ashes and oaks to European beeches and Asian ginkgos, you will learn more about these majestic plants. Pets are not permitted. Pre-registration is preferred.
10:30 am Mornings at the Museum @ Museum of Newport History
Mornings at the Museum @ Museum of Newport History
May 15 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Mornings at the Museum @ Museum of Newport History
Enjoy books, songs, activities, rhymes and more while building early literacy skills and fostering a lifelong love for learning. This story time will offer parents, caregivers and children reading techniques and new ideas about how interact with a museum. Explore the museum before or after, make new friends, and enjoy twenty percent discount in the shop! All are welcome, intended...
12:30 pm PPL’s 2018 Exhibition and Program Series @ Providence Public Library
PPL’s 2018 Exhibition and Program Series @ Providence Public Library
May 15 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
PPL's 2018 Exhibition and Program Series @ Providence Public Library | Providence | Rhode Island | United States
Providence Public Library’s fourth annual Exhibition and Program series called HairBrained is focused on hair. Specifically, the exhibition explores the ways in which hair defines and reflects culture, self-identity, agency and politics while the program series, which is inspired by images and texts in the exhibition, will offer cultural programs and educational activities for all ages that explore how and...
5:00 pm Hope High Dollars for Scholars Awards Dinner @ Shriners Imperial Room
Hope High Dollars for Scholars Awards Dinner @ Shriners Imperial Room
May 15 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Hope High Dollars for Scholars is excited to announce its fifth annual awards dinner which honors and celebrate our 2018 scholars. To date, Hope High Dollars for Scholars, thanks to our generous donors, has awarded $152,000 in scholarships to fifty-four amazing Hope High School seniors. We anticipate awarding another twelve scholarships at the May 15 dinner. Judge Frank Caprio will...
6:00 pm Victorian Game Night with Providence Gaming Guild @ Lippitt House Museum
Victorian Game Night with Providence Gaming Guild @ Lippitt House Museum
May 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Victorian Game Night with Providence Gaming Guild @ Lippitt House Museum
Enjoy an exciting, game-filled night at Lippitt House Museum! We’ll be playing a variety of Victorian-style games, thanks to our friends from the Providence Gaming Guild. Come try your hand at Whist, a favorite of Mary-Ann Lippitt, along with a host of other board games. Perfect for an after-work outing. Bring your friends and make new ones.
7:30 pm “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” @ The Barker Playhouse
“The Mystery of Edwin Drood” @ The Barker Playhouse
May 15 @ 7:30 pm
The Mystery of Edwin Drood by Rupert Holmes is a whodunit musical based on Charles Dickens’ unfinished novel of the same name. ‘Drood’ is a play-within-a-play in which the ending is decided by the audience voting for who murdered Edwin Drood. The musical focuses on the dashing, yet villainous choirmaster John Jasper who is in love with his pupil, Rosa...