Things To Do in January

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:

  • Hit up Monster Jam, go skating by the sea and sip brews with your favorite falcons in your January Bucket List.
  • Introverted extroverts: This one’s for you. We’ve rounded up 6 local book clubs you can join this winter.
Jan
25
Sat
Forever Young – Neil Young Tribute with Napoleon In Rags – Bob Dylan Tribute @ Greenwich Odeum
Jan 25 @ 8:00 pm
Forever Young – Neil Young Tribute with Napoleon In Rags – Bob Dylan Tribute @ Greenwich Odeum | East Greenwich | Rhode Island | United States

For more than thirteen years, the multi award winning band, Forever Young has been performing the music of Neil Young. Channeling the harmonies of Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young and the instrumentation of Young’s bands: Crazy Horse, Buffalo Springfield, the Stray Gators, the International Harvesters, and Promise of the Real; Forever Young performs their interpretations of Neil Young’s classic hits and rare gems. They will get you singing and dancing and put those Neil’s songs into your head to linger long after the show. Find out why Forever Young is truly one of the best Neil Young tribute bands anywhere and experience them live.
www.ForeverYoungNeilYoungTribute.com

Opening the show will be Napoleon In Rags performing the songs of Bob Dylan. Steve Allain and Tracie Potochnik will play a set as Dylan and Joan Baez would have played them together.

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.

Jan
28
Tue
New England Team Trivia at GPub @ Providence GPub
Jan 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
New England Team Trivia at GPub @ Providence GPub | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

Come down to GPub for Trivia Tuesday to show off your knowledge of anything (and everything) – be the smartest, and you may even take home a gift card! The fun begins at 7 p.m.

Jan
30
Thu
Rooftop Rock with Drummer Timmy J @ Rooftop at the Providence G
Jan 30 @ 9:00 pm – 9:15 pm
Rooftop Rock with Drummer Timmy J @ Rooftop at the Providence G | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

Come enjoy the sounds of one of the Rooftop’s best and most unique performers, Drummer Timmy J! With his electric drum kit, Timmy J’s beats are irresistible. Performing every Thursday from 9 p.m. – Midnight.

Feb
6
Thu
Rooftop Rock with Drummer Timmy J @ Rooftop at the Providence G
Feb 6 @ 9:00 pm – 9:15 pm
Rooftop Rock with Drummer Timmy J @ Rooftop at the Providence G | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

Come enjoy the sounds of one of the Rooftop’s best and most unique performers, Drummer Timmy J! With his electric drum kit, Timmy J’s beats are irresistible. Performing every Thursday from 9 p.m. – Midnight.

Feb
13
Thu
Valentine’s Concert and Wine Tasting with Bank of Ireland @ Lippitt House Museum
Feb 13 all-day
Valentine’s Concert and Wine Tasting with Bank of Ireland @ Lippitt House Museum | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

Ease into Valentine’s Day weekend with story, songs and Irish tunes by Bank of Ireland. This year’s Hunter Music Series celebrates the voices of women through the lens of American roots music. Enjoy the romantic atmosphere of Lippitt House Museum as acoustic guitar, fiddle and the lead vocals of female vocalist Peri Delorenzo fill the historic interiors with a set list selected specifically for this special concert. A wine tasting curated by Campus Fine Wines—featuring women owned wineries and vintners—will be offered before the concert. This special program starts the 2020 Hunter Music Series concert season which highlights women performers throughout the year as part of the museum’s 19th Amendment commemoration programming.

Marc Cohn @ Greenwich Odeum
Feb 13 @ 8:00 pm
Marc Cohn @ Greenwich Odeum | East Greenwich | Rhode Island | United States

After winning a Grammy for his soulful ballad “Walking in Memphis”, Marc Cohn solidified his place as one of this generation’s most compelling singer-songwriters, combining the precision of a brilliant tunesmith with the passion of a great soul man. Rooted in the rich ground of American rhythm and blues, soul and gospel and possessed of a deft storyteller’s pen, he weaves vivid, detailed, often drawn-from-life tales that evoke some of our most universal human feelings: love, hope, faith, joy, heartbreak.

Cohn followed up his platinum-selling debut with two more releases in the 1990s, at which point Time magazine called him “one of the honest, emotional voices we need in this decade” and Bonnie Raitt declared, “Marc is one of the most soulful, talented artists I know. I love his songs, he’s an incredible singer, and I marvel at his ability to mesmerize every audience he plays for.”

Raitt, James Taylor, David Crosby, Graham Nash and Patty Griffin all made guest appearances on Cohn’s early records for Atlantic as his reputation as an artist and performer continued to grow. In 1998, Cohn took a decade-long sabbatical from recording, ending in 2007 with Join the Parade. Inspired by the horrific events following Hurricane Katrina and his own near fatal shooting just weeks before, Parade is his most moving and critically acclaimed record to date.

About his album Listening Booth: 1970, a collection of reimagined classics from that seminal year in music, Rolling Stone said, “Cohn has one of rock’s most soulful croons – a rich, immediately recognizable tenor that makes these songs his own.” In late 2014, Cohn released “The Coldest Corner in the World,” the title song to the documentary Tree Man and his first original song released in more than seven years.

On March 25, 2016, in celebration of the 25th anniversary of his platinum-selling debut album, released Careful What You Dream: Lost Songs and Rarities along with the bonus album Evolution of a Record, featuring never-before-heard songs and demos dating back to years before his debut album and the Grammy award that followed.

Marc’s momentum continued into a busy and fruitful 2017, which he spent in part on the road with the legendary Michael McDonald, garnering critical acclaim across the U.S. His writing talent was also drafted for work with a roster of American music greats including soul survivor William Bell, who won his first Grammy at age seventy-eight with Marc’s help; Marc co-wrote a solid half of Bell’s celebrated album This is Where I Live, including the passionate opening cut “The Three Of Me.” The album revived the sound of Stax soul’s golden age, when Bell had first cut his teeth as an artist, and which had influenced Marc Cohn so powerfully—in its way, completing a circle and letting Marc give back to one of the originators of the sound that shaped him.

Marc revisited another corner of American music’s rich heritage with the Blind Boys of Alabama on the Grammy-nominated song “Let My Mother Live,” and also worked with David Crosby on the album Lighthouse. As powerfully influenced by the singer-songwriter tradition as he is by the legacy of soul and gospel, working with the ‘60s icon was a project that got right to Marc’s creative core.

Moving forward, he continues to do what he does best: infuse American music with both a fresh perspective and a reverence for its deep roots.

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.

Rooftop Rock with Drummer Timmy J @ Rooftop at the Providence G
Feb 13 @ 9:00 pm – 9:15 pm
Rooftop Rock with Drummer Timmy J @ Rooftop at the Providence G | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

Come enjoy the sounds of one of the Rooftop’s best and most unique performers, Drummer Timmy J! With his electric drum kit, Timmy J’s beats are irresistible. Performing every Thursday from 9 p.m. – Midnight.

Feb
20
Thu
Rooftop Rock with Drummer Timmy J @ Rooftop at the Providence G
Feb 20 @ 9:00 pm – 9:15 pm
Rooftop Rock with Drummer Timmy J @ Rooftop at the Providence G | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

Come enjoy the sounds of one of the Rooftop’s best and most unique performers, Drummer Timmy J! With his electric drum kit, Timmy J’s beats are irresistible. Performing every Thursday from 9 p.m. – Midnight.

Feb
22
Sat
Paint and Vino Fundraiser @ Paint & Vino
Feb 22 all-day

Join the American Lung Association for our first ever Paint and Vino fundraiser!

Saturday, February 22 at 2 p.m.

Paint and Vino in Pawtucket

Join us to create a painting of your own, enjoy two beverages of your choice (wine, beer or soda available) and complimentary snacks

All proceeds benefit the American Lung Association’s mission to save lives by helping to defeat lung disease.

Please visit Action.Lung.org/goto/paintnight and register with a $40 donation.

Feb
23
Sun
Pure Prairie League @ Greenwich Odeum
Feb 23 @ 7:00 pm
Pure Prairie League @ Greenwich Odeum | East Greenwich | Rhode Island | United States

From their beginnings in mid-Sixties Ohio as a group of friends playing cover tunes to the present-day unit featuring founding member/pedal-steel innovator John David Call, veteran bassist Mike Reilly, propulsive drummer Scott Thompson and guitar ace Donnie Clark, Pure Prairie League continues to embellish the rich forty-three-year history of one of Country-Rock’s pioneering forces. As one reviewer recently wrote: “PPL’s sound combines sweet memories with edgy, contemporary muscle. Their vocals are as strong as Kentucky moonshine and the musicianship and performance skills are as sharp as a straight razor”.

Their eponymous first album – featuring the Norman Rockwell/Saturday Evening Post cover that introduced fans to PPL’s trademark cowpoke “Sad Luke” – has been hailed as a “major early influence in the emerging popularity of Country-Rock music”. Their second effort, the multiplatinum “Bustin’ Out” brought us the Craig Fuller-penned classic “Amie”, along with other gems of the genre. With “Two Lane Highway”, nine more albums and countless shows, a legacy has been forged and enriched during the ‘70s and 80’s, highlighting contributions from several noteworthy members, including original co-founder George Ed Powell, Cincinnati’s legendary Goshorn Brothers, Country Hall of Famers Gary Burr and Vince Gill, award-winning writer Jeff Wilson (three Top-twenty singles) and a host of other guest appearances from Chet Atkins, Johnny Gimble, Emmy Lou Harris, David Sanborn, Eagle Don Felder, Nicolette Larson, and many more. Now in their fifth decade, Pure Prairie League continues to lead the way for the new generation of Country/Rockers such as Keith Urban, Nickel Creek, Wilco, Counting Crows and so many others that cite PPL as a major influence.

As crisp and clean as spring water and as comfortable as a well-worn cowboy shirt, Pure Prairie League still brings it all back home.

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.