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.
Apr
4
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PPL Grand Reopening Open House @ Providence Public Library
Apr 4 all-day
PPL Grand Reopening Open House @ Providence Public Library | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

PPL invites you to our Grand Reopening open house, a day of celebration as we showcase our new, completely transformed 21st-century library. Tour our beautiful new spaces, visit our Workshop and make your own creations, take in a performance in our new Auditorium, experience our open and light-filled book stacks. There’ll be plenty of surprises and fun activities for the whole family throughout the day, including selfies with Terpsichore courtesy of TEN31 Productions, a new permanent exhibit, library scavenger hunt, special opening week giveaways, freshments & more!

Don’t forget to visit our 2020 Exhibition “The King Is Dead*” in our all-new Exhibition Gallery. Stay for our Grand finale Stage Spectacle with Big Nazo and STStation Shelf-Bots in our Auditorium at 4 pm.

Performance Schedule:
10 am — Doors open with a parade and performance by The Extraordinary Rendition Band
10:30 am — Eastern Medicine Singers Drum Circle performance
11 am – 4 pm — BIG NAZO STStation Shelf-Bots on the loose throughout the building and book stacks

In our new Auditorium:
11 am — Children’s program with Christopher Kavi Carbone
12 pm – TAPA Youth performance
1 pm — Black Storytellers
2 pm– Mexican ballet and Bolivian dancers (Ballet Folklorico Guadalupano of St. Patrick and Kaporales San Simon)
3 pm — Metamorphosis Youth Dancers
4 pm — Grand finale Stage Spectacle with Big Nazo and STStation Shelf-Bots