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
7
Sat
A Drag Out Christmas @ Courthouse Center for the Arts
Dec 7 all-day
A Drag Out Christmas @ Courthouse Center for the Arts | South Kingstown | Rhode Island | United States

Joining us for the night will be Ninny Nothin, Kelly Square, and Neoki Feytal for a night of drag out fun. These three are sure to bring the attitude for a sassy good time that will get you geared up for the holiday season. It will be a night of dancing, singing, music, and drama that is sure to leave you with a smile on your face. The show starts at 8 p.m. and doors to the bar will open at 7 p.m. Don’t drag it out! Get your ticket and come celebrate the Christmas season with The Courthouse and these three beautiful queens!

Seventh Annual Rhode Island Authors Expo @ Rhodes on the Pawtuxet
Dec 7 all-day
Seventh Annual Rhode Island Authors Expo @ Rhodes on the Pawtuxet | Cranston | Rhode Island | United States

The Seventh Annual Rhode Island Author Expo
Saturday, December 7
10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Arias’s annual expo–book signings from over 135 authors, writing panels, presentations, special guests, raffles, and even a visit from Santa Claus himself.
Free admission
Food trucks during lunch time
SciFi/Fantasy Character Development; SciFi/Fantasy World Development; How to Publish; Sports Writing; Writing Self-Help; Writing and Illustrating Children’s Books

John Barylick—Killer Show: America’s Deadliest Rock Concert and more

Dec
14
Sat
Tammy Pescatelli @ Greenwich Odeum
Dec 14 @ 8:00 pm
Tammy Pescatelli @ Greenwich Odeum | East Greenwich | Rhode Island | United States

Arguably one of the hardest working women in comedy today, Tammy Pescatelli brings brassy sexiness with a bold female voice of witty sarcasm to her audiences, holding her own on the topics of sports, television, dating and family life using tongue-in-cheek humor. She is relatable to every audience member-male and female. After seeing Tammy perform, nearly everyone wishes she was their best friend or sister!

Just signed to Git R’ Done Records, Larry the Cable Guy’s label, Tammy will take funny back in time with her new album “#TBT: Throwback Tammy”. #TBT is set for release on May 3rd. “Tammy Pescatelli’s :Way After School Special”, her new special, was filmed in early 2018, and is a highly anticipated follow up to Tammy’s award winning one hour Netflix (now Amazon Prime) special, “Finding the Funny.” Release date fall 2019.

Tammy has had recent big appearances on The View, Guy’s Grocery Games:Comics Compete and The Howard Stern Show and her being chosen by Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg to be a part of their Dirty, Sexy, Funny franchise that included a hilarious all-female slate of standup comedians comedy special on EPIX/ Hulu, a touring show and a pilot for A and E.

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

Dec
21
Sat
Spoken Story Saturdays – Darkness, Light, and the New Year @ The Parlour Pub
Dec 21 @ 1:30 pm

Spoken Story Saturdays kicks off with a Pop-Up Showcase on Saturday, December 21 at the Parlour Pub in Providence.
There will be two shows: Family Friendly and fourteen and Up with a variety of storytelling, spoken word and poetry.
Bring the family, have a pint, listen, and laugh.
Doors open at 1 pm. Shows start at 2 pm.
Two sets: Family fare, fourteen and older
$10 admission, $5 Students, Seniors and Underemployed

Feb
29
Sat
Odeum Comedy Presents: Caroline Rhea @ Greenwich Odeum
Feb 29 @ 8:00 pm
Odeum Comedy Presents: Caroline Rhea @ Greenwich Odeum | East Greenwich | Rhode Island | United States

Caroline Rhea is a stand-up comedian and actress, best known for her role as Hilda Spellman on the ABC hit series Sabrina The Teenage Witch, and numerous comedy specials on Comedy Central, HBO and Showtime.

Caroline is currently starring in Disney Channel’s Sydney to the Max, and hosts Caroline and Friends, her hit game show for Game Show Network, now in its second season. She is a regular panelist on ABC’s Match Game with Alec Baldwin, and is often on other game shows such as Hollywood Squares and Funny You Should Ask.

Caroline was the host of the Caroline Rhea Show, has appeared as Linda Flynn Fletcher on Phineas and Ferb for more than ten seasons, and has guest starred on many hit series, including Two Broke Girls, The Mark Maron Show, and The Grinder. Caroline starred as Noleta Nethercott in the cult classic series Sordid Lives, and reprised her role in the film A Very Sordid Wedding, which ranked #1 on Amazon Films for a full month following its release. Most recently, she can be seen on the dais of Comedy Central’s Roast of Alec Baldwin.

This marks Caroline’s thirtieth year as a stand up comedian.

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.

Mar
6
Fri
Odeum Comedy Presents: Todd Barry @ Greenwich Odeum
Mar 6 @ 8:00 pm
Odeum Comedy Presents: Todd Barry @ Greenwich Odeum | East Greenwich | Rhode Island | United States

Todd Barry has released three one-hour stand-up specials including his latest one for Netflix, Spicy Honey.

He’s appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert ,The Late Show with David Letterman, Conan and Late Night With Seth Meyers and his acting credits include The Wrestler, Road Trip, Flight of the Concords, Chappelle’s Show, Spin City, Sex and the City. You may have heard his voice on the animated series Bob’s Burgers, Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist, and Aqua Teen Hunger Force.

Todd is also the author of the critically-acclaimed 2017 travel memoir Thank You For Coming To Hattiesburg.
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.

Apr
11
Sat
ODEUM COMEDY PRESENTS: STEVE HOFSTETTER @ Greenwich Odeum
Apr 11 @ 8:00 pm
ODEUM COMEDY PRESENTS: STEVE HOFSTETTER @ Greenwich Odeum | East Greenwich | Rhode Island | United States

Author, columnist, and comedian Steve Hofstetter is often called the hardest working man in show-business. With all due respect to the late James Brown.

Hofstetter’s national TV debut came on ESPN’s “Quite Frankly,” where Stephen A. Smith yelled at him for three minutes. Hofstetter has also appeared on CBS’ “Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson,” Showtime’s “White Boyz in the Hood,” VH1’s “Countdown,” Sundance’s “On the Road in America,” and ABC’s “Barbara Walter’s Special,” where he thankfully did not cry. He is the host and executive producer of “Laughs” on Fox networks, where he only cries occasionally.

One of the top booked acts on the college circuit, the original writer for collegehumor.com has also released six albums. Hofstetter has written humor columns for the New York Times, SportsIllustrated.com, and NHL.com, where he publicly admitted to being a Ranger fan.

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.

May
15
Fri
ODEUM COMEDY PRESENTS: VIC DIBITETTO @ Greenwich Odeum
May 15 @ 7:00 pm
ODEUM COMEDY PRESENTS: VIC DIBITETTO @ Greenwich Odeum | East Greenwich | Rhode Island | United States

Best known for his YouTube videos (more than 100,000 followers and MILLIONS of views), Vic brings his kinetic energy and outrageous sense of humor back to the Greenwich Odeum. Mark your calendars for May 15 and 16 — not only is comedian Vic DiBitetto coming back to the Odeum, but he’s staying for the weekend!

A powerful performer, comedian Vic DiBitetto churns energy, honesty and humanity into nonstop laughter. His pace is frenetic. His material vivid and true. From his first words, to his famous, word-free, mannequin head encore, Vic leaves his audience breathless with laughter.

Vic is a frequent contributer to 95.5 PLJ’s “The Todd Show” with his “Ticked Off Vic” segment, as well as an internet sensation with over 20 million YouTube views and his now famous “Bread and Milk” rant.

Vic has appeared on television’s “America’s Funniest People” (ABC) where he was a $10,000 Grand Prize winner as well as “Stand-Up Spotlight” (VH1) and “Last Laugh at Pips” and acted in a pilot with Woody Allen and Danny Aiello. Vic was featured in Kevin James’ movie Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2. In addition, he has warmed-up hundreds of audiences for hit shows such as “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire” and “The Ricki Lake Show.” Vic has performed at many of the nation’s best comedy venues such as New York City’s Dangerfield’s, Los Angeles’ Laugh Factory, Las Vegas’ Riviera Hotel, Resorts World Casino and Atlantic City’s Borgata Hotel.

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.

May
16
Sat
ODEUM COMEDY PRESENTS: VIC DIBITETTO @ Greenwich Odeum
May 16 @ 7:00 pm
ODEUM COMEDY PRESENTS: VIC DIBITETTO @ Greenwich Odeum | East Greenwich | Rhode Island | United States

Best known for his YouTube videos (more than 100,000 followers and MILLIONS of views), Vic brings his kinetic energy and outrageous sense of humor back to the Greenwich Odeum. Mark your calendars for May 15 and 16 — not only is comedian Vic DiBitetto coming back to the Odeum, but he’s staying for the weekend!

A powerful performer, comedian Vic DiBitetto churns energy, honesty and humanity into nonstop laughter. His pace is frenetic. His material vivid and true. From his first words, to his famous, word-free, mannequin head encore, Vic leaves his audience breathless with laughter.

Vic is a frequent contributer to 95.5 PLJ’s “The Todd Show” with his “Ticked Off Vic” segment, as well as an internet sensation with over 20 million YouTube views and his now famous “Bread and Milk” rant.

Vic has appeared on television’s “America’s Funniest People” (ABC) where he was a $10,000 Grand Prize winner as well as “Stand-Up Spotlight” (VH1) and “Last Laugh at Pips” and acted in a pilot with Woody Allen and Danny Aiello. Vic was featured in Kevin James’ movie Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2. In addition, he has warmed-up hundreds of audiences for hit shows such as “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire” and “The Ricki Lake Show.” Vic has performed at many of the nation’s best comedy venues such as New York City’s Dangerfield’s, Los Angeles’ Laugh Factory, Las Vegas’ Riviera Hotel, Resorts World Casino and Atlantic City’s Borgata Hotel.

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.