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
20
Thu
Adventures in STEM during February School Vacation @ Museum of Natural History and Planetarium
Feb 20 all-day
Adventures in STEM during February School Vacation @ Museum of Natural History and Planetarium | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

Adventures in STEM during February School Vacation
Saturday, February 15, – Friday, February 21, 2020
Experiment, tinker, build, observe, problem solve, explore and create with fun, hands-on activities at the Museum of Natural History and Planetarium throughout February vacation week. Science, technology, engineering and math are the focus during this week of family fun!

Special STEM Week Happenings:
10 am-4 pm: STEM Family Fun
Cost: Free with museum admission
Activities include: physics experiments with balance and motion, explore concepts of flight, test your engineering skill with a building challenge and special STEM museum quest.

1 pm and 2 pm: Flight Adventures Full Dome Planetarium Show
Cost: $3 per person/includes museum admission. Children must be age four and older to see a planetarium show.
Discover the science of flight through the eyes of a young girl and her grandfather as they explore how birds, kites, planes and models fly. Learn about the history and future plans of flight and how NASA is discovering new and safer ways to travel with the help of future engineers and aviators – like you! The program is followed by a brief tour of the night sky, using the planetarium’s Zeiss star projector. (General Audience)
1 pm-3 pm, Monday, February 17: Discover Density (Monday, February 17, only)
Cost: Free with museum admission
Do you know the difference between weight and density? Do you know why some things sink and some things float? Join our educators for a hands-on exploration of these concepts.
1 pm-4 pm, Tuesday, February 18: Archaeology 101
Cost: Free with museum admission
Explore the science of archaeology with Brown University’s Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology! Get hands-on experience identifying and recording artifacts, try puzzling together broken pieces of pottery, and meet an archaeologist to learn what studying the past is all about.

Feb
21
Fri
Adventures in STEM during February School Vacation @ Museum of Natural History and Planetarium
Feb 21 all-day
Adventures in STEM during February School Vacation @ Museum of Natural History and Planetarium | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

Adventures in STEM during February School Vacation
Saturday, February 15, – Friday, February 21, 2020
Experiment, tinker, build, observe, problem solve, explore and create with fun, hands-on activities at the Museum of Natural History and Planetarium throughout February vacation week. Science, technology, engineering and math are the focus during this week of family fun!

Special STEM Week Happenings:
10 am-4 pm: STEM Family Fun
Cost: Free with museum admission
Activities include: physics experiments with balance and motion, explore concepts of flight, test your engineering skill with a building challenge and special STEM museum quest.

1 pm and 2 pm: Flight Adventures Full Dome Planetarium Show
Cost: $3 per person/includes museum admission. Children must be age four and older to see a planetarium show.
Discover the science of flight through the eyes of a young girl and her grandfather as they explore how birds, kites, planes and models fly. Learn about the history and future plans of flight and how NASA is discovering new and safer ways to travel with the help of future engineers and aviators – like you! The program is followed by a brief tour of the night sky, using the planetarium’s Zeiss star projector. (General Audience)
1 pm-3 pm, Monday, February 17: Discover Density (Monday, February 17, only)
Cost: Free with museum admission
Do you know the difference between weight and density? Do you know why some things sink and some things float? Join our educators for a hands-on exploration of these concepts.
1 pm-4 pm, Tuesday, February 18: Archaeology 101
Cost: Free with museum admission
Explore the science of archaeology with Brown University’s Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology! Get hands-on experience identifying and recording artifacts, try puzzling together broken pieces of pottery, and meet an archaeologist to learn what studying the past is all about.

Feb
26
Wed
RIC Theatre: Awake and Sing! @ Helen Forman Theatre, Rhode Island College
Feb 26 @ 7:30 pm – 7:45 pm
RIC Theatre: Awake and Sing! @ Helen Forman Theatre, Rhode Island College | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

The battle lines for a lower-middle-class Jewish family in the Depression-era Bronx are drawn between the string-pulling parents, who think they know best, and their resistant offspring who have hatched their own dreams of the future. Desiring financial stability in tough times, the family is torn between realism and idealism as they try to navigate their lives.

Feb
27
Thu
RIC Theatre: Awake and Sing! @ Helen Forman Theatre, Rhode Island College
Feb 27 @ 7:30 pm – 7:45 pm
RIC Theatre: Awake and Sing! @ Helen Forman Theatre, Rhode Island College | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

The battle lines for a lower-middle-class Jewish family in the Depression-era Bronx are drawn between the string-pulling parents, who think they know best, and their resistant offspring who have hatched their own dreams of the future. Desiring financial stability in tough times, the family is torn between realism and idealism as they try to navigate their lives.

Feb
28
Fri
RIC Theatre: Awake and Sing! @ Helen Forman Theatre, Rhode Island College
Feb 28 @ 7:30 pm – 7:45 pm
RIC Theatre: Awake and Sing! @ Helen Forman Theatre, Rhode Island College | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

The battle lines for a lower-middle-class Jewish family in the Depression-era Bronx are drawn between the string-pulling parents, who think they know best, and their resistant offspring who have hatched their own dreams of the future. Desiring financial stability in tough times, the family is torn between realism and idealism as they try to navigate their lives.

Feb
29
Sat
RIC Theatre: Awake and Sing! @ Helen Forman Theatre, Rhode Island College
Feb 29 @ 7:30 pm – 7:45 pm
RIC Theatre: Awake and Sing! @ Helen Forman Theatre, Rhode Island College | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

The battle lines for a lower-middle-class Jewish family in the Depression-era Bronx are drawn between the string-pulling parents, who think they know best, and their resistant offspring who have hatched their own dreams of the future. Desiring financial stability in tough times, the family is torn between realism and idealism as they try to navigate their lives.

Mar
1
Sun
RIC Theatre: Awake and Sing! @ Helen Forman Theatre, Rhode Island College
Mar 1 @ 7:30 pm – 7:45 pm
RIC Theatre: Awake and Sing! @ Helen Forman Theatre, Rhode Island College | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

The battle lines for a lower-middle-class Jewish family in the Depression-era Bronx are drawn between the string-pulling parents, who think they know best, and their resistant offspring who have hatched their own dreams of the future. Desiring financial stability in tough times, the family is torn between realism and idealism as they try to navigate their lives.

Mar
15
Sun
Lucy Kaplansky and Richard Shindell @ Greenwich Odeum
Mar 15 @ 7:00 pm
Lucy Kaplansky and Richard Shindell @ Greenwich Odeum | East Greenwich | Rhode Island | United States

We are thrilled to announce the release of my first solo album in six years, EverydayStreet. It’s the most acoustically based, intimate album I’ve ever made: just me and multi-instrumentalist Duke Levine (J. Geils Band, Mary Chapin Carpenter), and features harmonies by my old friends Shawn Colvin and Richard Shindell.

My fans have been asking me for awhile to make a record that’s reflective of my live shows, stripped down, spontaneous, acoustic, with the feel of one of my concerts. The songs were recorded over four days with my long-time collaborator Duke Levine on acoustic guitar, electric guitar, mandola, National guitar, and octave mandolin, and me on acoustic guitar, mandolin and piano. These are genuine performances, many were captured in one take. As a result, the sound and feel of the album is more acoustic, even bluegrassy at times, with all the intimacy of a live show.

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
Bernard Ilsey – The London Medium @ Greenwich Odeum
Mar 28 @ 8:00 pm
Bernard Ilsey – The London Medium @ Greenwich Odeum | East Greenwich | Rhode Island | United States

Limited VIP tickets available – includes a ticket to the show, a meet & greet and signed book!

Bernard Ilsley – The London Medium is one of the most gifted psychic mediums this century. His amazing ability enables him not only to see the future, but also to make contact with loved ones, ancient spirits and angels.

Bernard Ilsley is a third generation psychic, born with the gift, leaving most people who witness his ability astounded. He works with spirit guides and is able to consult each different spirit guide depending on which specialized subject he is working on, for the individual consulting him. For example, for his Clairvoyance work he consults his North American Indian guide ‘Silver Cloud,’ for spiritual healing he consults his Chinese spirit guide ‘Dr Chan,’ both of which from time to time give Bernard philosophy to channel through, which in its own right is quite a phenomenon.
His first connection with his spirit guides occurred when he was eight, whilst painting an egg, he found he could tune out to tune in, his spirit guide painted an ancient Chinese pattern to everyones amazement.

He joined a development circle in his late teens, run by his grandmother, of whom herself was a medium of standing in the media, often in news papers and on BBC radio, her name ‘Edith Cole’.

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
16
Thu
RIC Theatre: Disney’s The Little Mermaid @ Roberts Hall Auditorium, Rhode Island College
Apr 16 @ 7:30 pm – 7:45 pm
RIC Theatre: Disney's The Little Mermaid @ Roberts Hall Auditorium, Rhode Island College | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

Ariel, King Triton’s youngest daughter, wishes to pursue the human Prince Eric in the world above, bargaining with the evil sea witch, Ursula, to trade her tail for legs. But the bargain is not what it seems, and Ariel needs the help of her colorful friends, Flounder the fish, Scuttle the seagull and Sebastian the crab to restore order under the sea.