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
23
Sat
Made on Honor Market @ WaterFire Arts Center
Nov 23 @ 12:00 pm – 12:15 pm
Made on Honor Market @ WaterFire Arts Center | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

Hi Neighbor!
The Made On Honor Market returns for all of your holiday shopping needs on Saturday and Sunday, November 23 and 24! This year the market is moving to the stunning WaterFire Arts Center at 475 Valley St. in Providence.

We’ll be showcasing more than 100 of our favorite small businesses, makers, and artists from both here in Rhode Island and all around the country. In addition to local tattoo artists, barbers, ax throwing and more.

Join us for two full days of shopping, eating, drinking, and meeting the faces behind some of our favorite brands.

Best part? The event is entirely free and open to the public!

Adam Ezra Group @ Greenwich Odeum
Nov 23 @ 8:00 pm
Adam Ezra Group @ Greenwich Odeum | East Greenwich | Rhode Island | United States

It’s difficult to impart the roots-steeped, road-trippin’ essence of the Adam Ezra Group into a single word, but frontman Adam Ezra nonetheless keeps one in mind as something of a mantra: community.

Community is epitomized by a belief that has long doubled as a mission statement for the group: namely, that making music together is itself a form of grassroots organizing, capable of nothing less than changing the world.

For their most recent release, Hurricane Wind (2017), the AEG fanbase turned the full power of its collective hurricane wind outward, and shared the music for free with over 5000 people over the course of two weeks. Such a groundswell of activity wouldn’t have been possible even a few years ago; “Hurricane Wind,” to AEG, represents both a celebration and reaffirmation of how remarkably that community has grown.

A tireless touring outfit, the Adam Ezra Group (AEG) is constantly on the road, often devoting their time to local charities and always going out of their way to connect with fans. They are creating a powerful, inclusive community around AEG shows that is beginning to be compared to a social-movement as much as a traditional music fan-base.

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
24
Sun
Made on Honor Market @ WaterFire Arts Center
Nov 24 @ 12:00 pm – 12:15 pm
Made on Honor Market @ WaterFire Arts Center | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

Hi Neighbor!
The Made On Honor Market returns for all of your holiday shopping needs on Saturday and Sunday, November 23 and 24! This year the market is moving to the stunning WaterFire Arts Center at 475 Valley St. in Providence.

We’ll be showcasing more than 100 of our favorite small businesses, makers, and artists from both here in Rhode Island and all around the country. In addition to local tattoo artists, barbers, ax throwing and more.

Join us for two full days of shopping, eating, drinking, and meeting the faces behind some of our favorite brands.

Best part? The event is entirely free and open to the public!

Nov
30
Sat
Holiday Breakfast @ East Providence High School
Nov 30 all-day
Holiday Breakfast @ East Providence High School | East Providence | Rhode Island | United States

Eat for a cause! Proceeds from Scholarship Foundation of East Providence’s Holiday Breakfast will provide scholarships for East Providence students. Fun for all ages! In addition to a full breakfast, children will enjoy a visit with Santa, face painting and children’s activities. Bid on more than fifty silent auction packages including Walt Disney World Park Hopper passes, Amazon and Best Buy gift cards, New Hampshire and Cape Cod getaways, theatre, restaurant and ski packages. Or take a chance on dozens of raffle prizes. Pay by cash or check. The event is at East Providence High School cafeteria, 2000 Pawtucket Ave., East Providence on Saturday, November 30 from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Menu includes scrambled eggs, hash browns, sausage, French toast, baked beans, pastry, muffins, juice and coffee. Tickets are $8 adults, $5 children age five through ten and children under five are free. For tickets in advance, call 401-431-1675 or purchase at the door. Gold Sponsor for the event is Collette. Silver sponsors include George Family Orthodontics and Bank RI.

Dec
7
Sat
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

The FIXX – FIXXmas Tour @ Greenwich Odeum
Dec 7 @ 8:00 pm
The FIXX - FIXXmas Tour @ Greenwich Odeum | East Greenwich | Rhode Island | United States

For FIXX fans everywhere, the spirit of the season is about to embrace us once again. After a triumphant summer run of dates that saw the band dig deep into its legacy, this year’s FIXXmas Tour promises to surprise and please even the most ardent FIXX fan. Joining us on this year’s jaunt which kicks off on December 3rd in Alexandria, Virginia is the acclaimed singer/songwriter, Royston Langdon.

FIXX lead singer Cy Curnin says “The real gift of this time of year is to give ourselves to each other. In this spirit, we hope you’ll join us in celebration of all things good…music, merriment, humanity and the true spirit of Christmas!”

The FIXX has been often heralded as one of the most innovative bands to come out of the MTV era. Instantly recognizable, The FIXX sound is unmistakably unique and stands out among the thousands of artists filling the airwaves. Songs such as “One Thing Leads To Another”, “Red Skies” and “Saved By Zero” remain everyday staples in television, film and on radio stations that continue to break new acts inspired by the era that The FIXX helped to define. The FIXX were then, and still are now; Cy Curnin on vocals, Rupert Greenall on keyboards, Jamie West-Oram on guitar, Adam Woods on drums, and bassist Dan K. Brown.

Royston Langdon has been a performer for as long as he can remember. Most noted for his time as the lead singer and principal songwriter in Spacehog, formed in the fall of 1995, Langdon and his bandmates released the commercially and critically acclaimed debut album Resident Alien, which spawned the hit single “In the Meantime.” Three more albums followed over the next eighteen years. Since then, Langdon has embarked on a non-stop solo career which most recently has seen the release of his album “Everything’s Dandy” under the pseudonym LEEDS, named after his hometown in England. Currently, he is busy at work recording new songs for an EP coming in 2020.

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
The Polar Express @ Greenwich Odeum
Dec 21 @ 2:00 pm
The Polar Express @ Greenwich Odeum | East Greenwich | Rhode Island | United States

Come join us for a magical holiday matinee screening of the Polar Express!

Santa Claus does not exist. Or does he? For one doubting boy, an astonishing event occurs. Late on Christmas Eve night, he lies in bed hoping to hear the sound of reindeer bells from Santa’s sleigh. When to his surprise, a steam engine’s roar and whistle can be heard outside his window. The conductor invites him on board to take an extraordinary journey to the North Pole with many other pajama-clad children. There, he receives an extraordinary gift only those who still believe in Santa can experience.

Tickets to this event include an additional $2 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
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.

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

Apr
10
Fri
The Verve Pipe @ Greenwich Odeum
Apr 10 all-day
The Verve Pipe @ Greenwich Odeum | East Greenwich | Rhode Island | United States

With a reputation for spectacular live performances, the multi-platinum alternative rock band The Verve Pipe are recognized worldwide for their radio hits Photograph, Hero, Happiness Is, Never Let You Down and the number one smash single The Freshmen.

In addition to their success on radio, TV and film, sold-out concert dates throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe and Australia, features in Rolling Stone, Interview Magazine and many more, and videos on MTV and VH1, the band has made numerous television appearances, including ‘The Tonight Show With Jay Leno’ and ‘Late Night With David Letterman.’

Between recording rock albums, including the most recent release Parachute, and their first-ever live album Villains – Live and Acoustic, featuring an acoustic reimagining of their platinum debut album Villains, The Verve Pipe expanded their repertoire to include writing and recording A Family Album, their critically acclaimed introduction to the world of children’s music, as well as their follow up family oriented release, Are We There Yet?.

With a new lineup and a renewed energy and focus, lead singer/principal songwriter and founder Brian Vander Ark and the band continue to deliver original music that is distinguished by innovative arrangements, soul-searching lyrics and layered vocals.

The Verve Pipe perform both rock and kids shows throughout North America, including notable appearances at Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits Festival, Lincoln Center, Hangout Music Festival, SummerStage in Central Park, and many more.

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.