Things To Do in February

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:

  • Taste your way around the Ocean State with the Best Doughnuts passport, roar to the Dunk for Monster Jam and make pretty nature-inspired valentines with the kiddos in your February Bucket List.
  • Introverted extroverts: This one’s for you. We’ve rounded up 6 local book clubs you can join this winter.
Feb
29
Sat
Ted Leo (solo) with Barn Burning: Performance Fundraiser for RI People’s History Museum @ Pump House
Feb 29 @ 7:00 pm

Join Ted Leo (solo) with Barn Burning at the Pump House in Peace Dale on Saturday, February 29 for a benefit performance to support the opening of the Rhode Island People’s History Museum in May. The Rhode Island People’s History Museum tells the story of our state through historical artifacts and the past experiences of working people. The museum provides opportunities for people to learn about, be inspired by, and get involved in ideas worth fighting for.

Mar
6
Fri
Bank of Ireland: Live Irish Music @ Murphy's
Mar 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Bank of Ireland: Live Irish Music @ Murphy's | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

Bank of Ireland play fiddle tunes, love songs, rebel ballads, and songs of emigration in the classic style; tucked into the corner of a cozy pub with pints of Guinness close at hand. Join them on consecutive Fridays 3/6 and 3/13 for some craic and to get you in the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day. Free to all with donations to the musicians appreciated.

Mar
13
Fri
Bank of Ireland: Live Irish Music @ Murphy's
Mar 13 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Bank of Ireland: Live Irish Music @ Murphy's | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

Bank of Ireland play fiddle tunes, love songs, rebel ballads, and songs of emigration in the classic style; tucked into the corner of a cozy pub with pints of Guinness close at hand. Join them on consecutive Fridays 3/6 and 3/13 for some craic and to get you in the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day. Free to all with donations to the musicians appreciated.

Mason Jennings @ Greenwich Odeum
Mar 13 @ 8:00 pm
Mason Jennings @ Greenwich Odeum | East Greenwich | Rhode Island | United States

When Mason Jennings started writing songs for his new record, Songs From When We Met, he was in a setting he had never written in before. “I was living out at a farm for a month and walking through some old woods on the property every day. There was a river. And each day an owl would come find me, and then perch above me, day or night. I saw lots of snakes. Songs just came to me there. They were coming in so fast they just about took my head off. It was unlike anything I’ve experienced before,” recalls Jennings. In Native American animal medicine snakes symbolize rebirth, owls symbolize seeing what others cannot and turning darkness into light. Both are themes throughout the album and the music has a clear hopeful feeling.

Songs From When We Met pulls you in from the start, with Jennings telling the listener, “Get into my car now…let’s leave the city”. “Cursive Prayers is the first song I wrote for the album. I hadn’t written anything in a long time and any time I tried writing things I wrote were very dark. This song is so hopeful and full of love it surprised me. I think it was the beginning of things getting better in my life, like a message from another dimension.”

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
14
Sat
John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band @ Greenwich Odeum
Mar 14 @ 8:00 pm
John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band @ Greenwich Odeum | East Greenwich | Rhode Island | United States

An award-winning songwriter and recording artist with multi platinum albums, John Cafferty could simply be known as “The Man Who Made Eddie Cruise”. Indeed, after playing together for more than twenty-five years, from the beachside haunts of their native Rhode Island to concert venues nationwide, John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band bring both passion and hard-won perspective to their musical careers. And those years have given Cafferty a story to tell which, like the best rock songwriting, is both personal and universal.

Cafferty and Beaver Brown saxophonist Michael Antunes (who actually appeared as the saxophonist in the Eddie and the Cruisers movie) know much about winning and losing. By 1982, despite their status as one of the strongest club bands in the Northeast, they still had not won a recording contract. So, they took the risk of writing and performing the music for a yet to be released movie. Of course, the film Eddie and the Cruisers became a blockbuster hit and Cafferty’s rendition of “Tender Years” (which had been a poignant gem in the band’s repertoire for years) and “On the Dark Side” flew to the top of the Billboard Charts.

As both of those tracks became hits, the soundtrack of Eddie and the Cruisers was released by Scotti Bros/CBS in May 1983 and, bolstered by cable play of the film, sold more than three million copies earning triple platinum status.

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
15
Sun
Winter Music Series: Vino, Vidi, Vici @ Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Aboretum
Mar 15 @ 3:00 pm
Winter Music Series: Vino, Vidi, Vici @ Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Aboretum | Bristol | Rhode Island | United States

A preemptive strike to celebrate spring followed by optional dinner in Blithewold’s Dining Room.

Mar
21
Sat
Damn the Torpedoes: A Tom petty Tribute @ Greenwich Odeum
Mar 21 @ 8:00 pm
Damn the Torpedoes: A Tom petty Tribute @ Greenwich Odeum | East Greenwich | Rhode Island | United States

The Odeum is excited to welcome back Damn The Torpedoes!

Rich Kubicz, who plays the role of Tom Petty in the show, has been playing guitar and singing since his early teens. By 2007, so many people had told him that he looked and sounded like Tom Petty that he decided to put together Damn The Torpedoes as a tribute to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.

The goal was to play all of the studio hits, some of the live versions and a few deep cuts to create the illusion of a Tom Petty concert performance. This meant that each band member would need to find the same sounds as on the records and play their parts note for note.

Over the years Damn The Torpedoes has evolved with a deeper understanding of the Tom Petty catalog and more committed members. The current lineup has been in place for several years and demonstrates the unspoken chemistry that makes any great band. All of the signature riffs, harmonies and underlying parts of the music are there—and the show has become “second nature” with an artistry and emotion that makes audiences smile. Or as Rich likes to say, we deliver the “awe factor” in every performance.

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
28
Sat
Art and Chi: A Pop-Up Dinner @ Lorraine Mills- Propeller Gallery
Mar 28 @ 6:30 pm

For the very first time ever, Chef Minnie Luong, founder and CHI-EO of Chi Kitchen Foods is hosting a Pop-Up Dinner at the Propeller Gallery, owned by Donald Gerola and Claire Lacoste Kapstein. The night will be filled with delicious food and drink, and phenomenal art.
Minnie and Donald and Claire are neighbors, and friends, at the Lorraine Mills in Pawtucket. They have decided it was time for them to collaborate. They have created an event that features both Donald and Claire’s steel and multi-media art, and Minnie’s cooking skills.
This event will be held on March 28 and will begin at 6:30 p.m. This is the perfect event for any foodie or art lover!

Apr
18
Sat
Marshall Tucker Band @ Greenwich Odeum
Apr 18 @ 8:00 pm
Marshall Tucker Band @ Greenwich Odeum | East Greenwich | Rhode Island | United States

Years of rigorous tour schedules earned the band the respect of critics and countless dedicated fans. With hit singles like “Heard It In a Love Song,” “Fire On The Mountain,” “Can’t You See,” and “Take The Highway,” The Marshall Tucker Band earned seven gold and three platinum albums while they were on the Capricorn Records label. During the 90’s, the MTB scored four hit singles on Billboard’s country chart and one on Billboard’s gospel chart. Their music has also been featured on the soundtracks of movies such as Smokey and the Bandit, Blow, The Pursuit of D.B. Cooper, Shipwrecked, Crank 2, Don’t Mess with Zohan, Stop Loss, Swing Vote, Taking Chance and many others as well as many TV Shows.

“The buying public never really cared whether we were country or rock and roll” says Gray. “They called us a Southern rock band, but we have always played everything from country, jazz, blues, Rock & Roll and all things in-between. As we’ve become older,” Gray grins, eyes twinkling, “our Southern heritage seems to come out even more. But no matter how old we get, we can still rock your socks off.” Gray also notes that people have gotten “married and buried” to classic MTB songs like “Desert Skies” and “Can’t You See”. After forty years, The Marshall Tucker Band continues to be played on classic rock and country radio, and they have never stopped touring.

Today the band records on its own RAMBLIN’ RECORDS Label which is distributed by SONY by way of a joint venture with SHOUT! FACTORY and continues to record new material and continues to regularly tour the country to the delight of their fans, old and new.

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
19
Sun
Glenn Miller Orchestra @ Greenwich Odeum
Apr 19 @ 4:00 pm
Glenn Miller Orchestra @ Greenwich Odeum | East Greenwich | Rhode Island | United States

The World Famous, Glenn Miller Orchestra, the most popular and sought after big band in the world today for both concert and swing dance engagements. With its unique jazz sound, the Glenn Miller Orchestra is considered to be one of the greatest bands of all time. The present Glenn Miller Orchestra was formed in 1956 and has been touring consistently since, playing an average of 300 live dates a year all around the world. Nick Hilscher is the orchestra’s present music director.

Tickets to this event include an additional $5 Historic Restoration Fee to assist 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.