Things To Do in November

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:

Nov
15
Fri
Bring Your Own Improv’s Family Friendly Comedy Show @ Warwick Center for the Arts
Nov 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Bring Your Own Improv’s Family Friendly Comedy Show @ Warwick Center for the Arts | Warwick | Rhode Island | United States

Bring Your Own Improv’s Family Friendly Comedy Show
(BYOI’s Family Friendly Comedy Show)

Fridays at 7 p.m. – January 4 to November 29 (No July 5)

Bring Your Own Improv (BYOI) is now in its twelfth season! This interactive improv show welcomes voluntary audience participation. You can participate in one of three ways: Applaud for a scene you like, yell out fantastic suggestions or if you feel you’re ready, jump up and get involved with us on stage.

Bargain- The Who Tribute @ Courthouse Center for the Arts
Nov 15 @ 8:00 pm
Bargain- The Who Tribute @ Courthouse Center for the Arts | South Kingstown | Rhode Island | United States

Performing across the nation since 2005, Bargain recreates The Who like few other can.
Revered for performing Who songs and entire albums exactly as they were originally recorded, Bargain provides an experience which leaves audiences truly believing that they are witnessing an actual Who concert from the 1970’s.
Fans can expect to hear such legendary tracks as “Pinball Wizard”, “Behind Blue Eyes”, and “My Generation”, along with timeless rock anthems such as “Won’t Get Fooled Again” and “Baba O Riley (aka “Teenage Wasteland”).
Complete with on-stage theatrics that are trademarks of Who concerts, You owe it to yourself to check out Bargain’s astonishing tribute to the greatest Rock and Roll band of all time –The Who!”
Other Events: http://courthousearts.org/event/events-list-view/

Nov
16
Sat
Westerly Nature Cruise and Seal Tour with Save The Bay @ Viking Marina
Nov 16 @ 1:00 pm
Westerly Nature Cruise and Seal Tour with Save The Bay @ Viking Marina | Westerly | Rhode Island | United States

Take a ninety-minute scenic ride with Save The Bay down the Pawcatuck River into Little Narragansett Bay for peaceful views of beautiful fall foliage and a glimpse of some of our winter harbor seal visitors as they rest on rocks and shorelines. Featuring special guests from Mystic Aquarium.

Nov
17
Sun
Grands Flourish Hosts First Annual Grand Connections Conference @ Wyndham Providence Airport Hotel
Nov 17 all-day
Grands Flourish Hosts First Annual  Grand Connections Conference @ Wyndham Providence Airport Hotel | Warwick | Rhode Island | United States

Did you know there are over 13,900 Rhode Island grandparents raising grandchildren?

Grands Flourish, Inc. is Rhode’s Island’s only non-profit organization that focuses on providing support, services and resources to grandparents raising grandchildren impacted by substance use disorder and other traumas. The mission of Grands Flourish is to empower, engage and inspire grandparents to be successful in their new role as primary caregivers.
This is a free, all-day family event:
Rhode Island’s 2019 Annual Grand Connections Conference
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Impacted by the Opioid Epidemic
November 17 | 10 am – 4 pm
Wyndham Providence Airport Hotel, 1850 Post Road Warwick

Magdalena Andreozzi, CHWC, CPT, founder of Grands Flourish, will be introducing a day of national leaders, keynote speakers, experts, discussion groups and interactive activities at this all-day Grandparents Raising Grandchildren conference.

Education and Speakers: Tom Coderre, Senior Advisor at the Office of the Governor Gina Raimondo, and a national leader in the field of addiction and recovery, will be Master of Ceremonies. He is a former Rhode Island Democratic state senator and former Obama chief of staff to the Assistant Secretary for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA).

Keynote Speaker, Ryan Erickson, Policy Advisor to the Governor of Rhode Island, will share his insights into the fallout from the opioid epidemic. Lori Dorsey, LCSW, LCDCS, addiction specialist and grandmother, will speak of her journey of hope and recovery. Linda Hurley, MA, CAGS, LCDCS, President/CEO of CODAC Behavioral Health, will present Substance Use 101 and the Brain. Cody Manthei, MPA, CPSW, grandmother of four, will discuss caregiver fatigue. Erin T. Albanese, LCSW, LCDP, CGS from Family Service of Rhode Island, will be examining Adverse Childhood Experiences, also known as ACEs, and cover tools for trauma-informed caregiving. Kristin Young, LISCW, Director of Treatment Navigation for The Herren Project, will showcase an interactive vignette called, Setting Boundaries.

Hidden in Plain Site, a scavenger hunt designed to inform and empower grandparents and caregivers about the prevailing drug culture, will transport the audience to a typical teenager’s room.
Three turbo-charged, round-robin learning sessions will be offered on the topics of Internet Safety, Healing a Child’s Heart After Loss, and Child Support Options for Grandparents.

The YMCA and Leapfrog Children’s Academy will be entertaining children in attendance with arts, crafts and fun activities. Be the Change/Project Hand Up will be providing healthy brown bag lunches during child-watch.

To register and for more information:

The Flying Karamazov Brothers @ Greenwich Odeum
Nov 17 @ 2:00 pm
The Flying Karamazov Brothers @ Greenwich Odeum | East Greenwich | Rhode Island | United States

The Flying Karamazov Brothers are a continuing experiment in comedy, theatre, music and, of course, juggling group. From the beginning, it has been their intention to blend the worlds of performance art, improvisation, word play, harmony, emotion and above all virtuosity into a unique form of theatre and entertainment.

And they mean to entertain. Taking their cue from Shakespeare, they bring art and accessible entertainment to the stage. Comedy is their bread and butter and they layer it on so that children of two or ninety-two will laugh at the same moment for very different reasons.

Each of the Brothers brings his area of expertise to their enterprise. Mark Ettinger (Alexei) is our resident musician, composer and conductor. Rod Kimball (Pavel) is the master juggler. Paul Magid (Dmitri) is the writer, director, and founder. Stephen Bent (Zossima) is exceptionally tall and adorable.

The Flying Karamazov Brothers play at the edge of their ability but to a purpose. Their main contention is that errors make them human but by working together they approach the divine. For them juggling is dropping.

They continue to grow and learn. Their intention is expand the horizons of comedy and entertainment.

Tickets to this event include an additional $5 Historic Restoration Fee which assists in restorations and repairs of the Greenwich Odeum. When purchasing tickets online, an additional $2 convenience fee per transaction will be applied. Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable.

Nov
22
Fri
Bring Your Own Improv’s Family Friendly Comedy Show @ Warwick Center for the Arts
Nov 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Bring Your Own Improv’s Family Friendly Comedy Show @ Warwick Center for the Arts | Warwick | Rhode Island | United States

Bring Your Own Improv’s Family Friendly Comedy Show
(BYOI’s Family Friendly Comedy Show)

Fridays at 7 p.m. – January 4 to November 29 (No July 5)

Bring Your Own Improv (BYOI) is now in its twelfth season! This interactive improv show welcomes voluntary audience participation. You can participate in one of three ways: Applaud for a scene you like, yell out fantastic suggestions or if you feel you’re ready, jump up and get involved with us on stage.

Nov
23
Sat
Rhode Island Christmas Festival @ West Warwick Civic Center
Nov 23 all-day
Rhode Island Christmas Festival @ West Warwick Civic Center | West Warwick | Rhode Island | United States

Come one! Come all! To the Rhode Island Christmas Festival on November 23 and 24 at the West Warwick Civic Center (Thomas Lamb Field House), 100 Factory St., West Warwick. Over 100 vendors, music, food and fun. Face Painting, Balloon Twisting, Santa, Little Miss and Little Mr. Christmas Pageant, Ugly Sweater Contest and Gingerbread House Contest. For info please email kcarlini.communitymarketing@yahoo.com.

Hours: Saturday, November 23 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday, November 24 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Gingerbread House Contest will take place on Saturday. You’ll need to pre-register and the cost to enter the contest is $10. There will be different categories, including a kids competition! More details to come but one rule will be that the houses must be made of gingerbread!

Santa will be there on Sunday, November 24. Santa arrives at noon and will lead our Annual Family Parade (inside, everyone parades around the venue, and it’s free). At 1 p.m. will kick off the Little Miss and Little Mr. Christmas Pageant. $10 to register and each child will receive a gift. Winners in each category will receive a special prize plus sash and ornament.
Click here to register for the Little Miss and Little Mr. Christmas Pageant: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/little-miss-and-little-mr-christmas-pageant-2019-tickets-63520348071

Free admission, free parking!

Exhibitors:
Touchstone Crystal
Knives and Roses
Tastefully Simple
Christmas Memories – personalized ornaments
Sewfisticated Designs by Cissy
Forget Me Not Florist
Young Living Essential Oils
Majestic Beatz Entertainment
Magnolia and Vine
Thirty One
Maurice’s women’s clothing
Scentsy
Blue Hasti Art
Premier Martial Arts
Main Street Adventures with Kelsey and Beverly
Happiest Place Studio – Disney accessories
S and B Designs
Paparazzi
Amanda’s Cookie Creations and More
Mind and Body Studios
Creative Gifts by MJ
Little Art Shop by Annie
Wired World of Poy
Renee’s Working Girl Catering
Posie Grace Beauty
Angells Dreams and Pearly Things
Chalk Couture
Color Street
Reveal Products
Personally Yourz
Traci Lynn Jewelry
Live It Love It Wellness
Coventry Candle Company
LuLaRoe
Ashley the Elf – Letters to Santa
RAMP – Real Access Motivates Progress
Julie Garnett Musical Books
LipSense/ Senegence
M. Villen Art
Big Skinny Wallets
Beach Sisters Designs
Francesca’s Doll Clothes, Blankets, PJ’s & Pillows
Diva’s Dips and Gourmet Treats
EVER Skin
That Crafty Italian
Annalyn Jewelry
Chaney Charms
Hope’s Closet featuring Piphany, Origami Owl, Younique

Holiday Crafting for Kids @ Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum
Nov 23 @ 9:00 am
Holiday Crafting for Kids @ Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum | Bristol | Rhode Island | United States

This art and crafting workshop will include holiday and winter projects. Painting, drawing and craft projects will be made with a variety of materials.

Newport Seal Tours with Save The Bay @ Bowen's Ferry Landing
Nov 23 @ 11:00 am
Newport Seal Tours with Save The Bay @ Bowen's Ferry Landing | Newport | Rhode Island | United States

Join Save The Bay aboard an education vessel as we motor through historic Newport Harbor and take in 360 degree views of seals resting on Citing Rock off of Rose Island and the Newport Bridge.

Westerly Nature Cruise and Seal Tour with Save The Bay @ Viking Marina
Nov 23 @ 11:00 am
Westerly Nature Cruise and Seal Tour with Save The Bay @ Viking Marina | Westerly | Rhode Island | United States

Take a ninety-minute scenic ride with Save The Bay down the Pawcatuck River into Little Narragansett Bay for peaceful views of beautiful fall foliage and a glimpse of some of our winter harbor seal visitors as they rest on rocks and shorelines. Featuring special guests from Mystic Aquarium.