slides: 12 Free Things To Do In Rhode Island
Thursday, October 25, 2012
3rd Annual Trivia Night
What better way to add to an already exhilarating Sunday of football and friends with some exciting trivia? Head over to Fat Belly's Irish Pub and Grille immediately after the 1:00 PM Patriots game for food, trivia, and fun at Fat Belly's Irish Pub to benefit the United Way of Rhode Island Community Impact Fund. 4:30pm. Fat Balley's Irish Pub and Grille 125 Canal Street Providence, (401) 351-3434. For more information, go here.
International Organ Virtuoso Joyce Jones Newport Recital
Embrace the moving music of organ virtuoso Joyce Jones in her recital on a historic Aeolian-Skinner organ celebrating the 100th anniversary of the magnificent sanctuary of St. Joseph’s Church, Newport. 3pm, 5 Mann Ave Newport, (401) 847-0065. For more information, go here.
Strictly Jazz Jam
Runs every Tuesday
Jam out with Strictly Jazz Jam With Mango Trio Band members Richard Hundley on key board, Mibbett Threats on bass Zeffro Gianetti on drums. Feel free to jump into the jam and bring an instrument of your own. 7:30-10:30pm, Roots Cafe, 276 Westminster St, Providence, (401) 272-7422. For more information, go here.
Photo: Erin X. Smithers
Halloween Dog Party
Four Paws Sake
Come show off your puppy's holiday spirit in their costume at the Phantom Farms Halloween and Costume Contest! Take part in a hayride with your dog and take a harvest photo to capture this day with man's best friend. 10am-2pm. 2920 Diamond Hill Rd, Cumberland, (401) 333-2240. For more information, go here.
Start-Your-Own-Business Workshop Series
October 20th-November 17th
Turn your aspirations into achievement at the Start-Your-Own-Business Workshop Series at the Providence Public Library. This free informational workshop series features members of Rhode Island Service Corps of Retired Executives presenting and discussing the different aspects of planning and owning a business. Those planning to participate must register to attend the free seminars. 9:30am-12:30pm. 150 Empire Street Providence, (401) 455-8005. For more information, go here.
22nd Annual Indoor Pow-wow
November 2-November 3
Leap back in time for this awesome glimpse at Rhode Island's Native American Heritage at the 22nd Annual Indoor Pow-wow at The Trudeau Center. Enjoy native foods, pony rides for the kids, an adorable bunny corral, native vendors, dancers and drums. 10am-4pm. 3445 Post Rd, Warwick, (401) 739-2700. For more information, go here.
Dance Behind The Scenes
State Ballet of Rhode Island "From Studio to Stage" Coffee Hour
Peer into the exciting behind the scenes action with The State Ballet of Rhode Island- Artistic Director Herci Marsden for an inside view of how a ballet is created, the training of a dancer, what inspires a choreographer, with music, lecture and visual performance. Light refreshments included. 52 Sherman Ave, Lincoln, (401) 334-2560. Reservations highly recommended. For more information, go here.
September 20th-November 10th
Be sure to visit the visually captivating and free of admission Micro-Utopia exhibit at RK Projects, where the sculptures and exhibits of fabulous artists convey the unattainable ideal of the Greek term "utopia". 7-10pm, 204 Westminster St, 2nd Floor Providence. For more information, go here.
Art + Data Conference
Celebrate the importance of data in keeping art alive in Rhode Island and the efforts our state is taking to financially support the arts at DataFest 2012. Learn about how art and our economy intertwine and also what you can do to contribute by hearing lectures from representatives of Americans for the Arts and the Rhode Island Cultural Data Project. 10am-3pm. 201 Washington St, Providence, (401) 351-4242. For more information, go here.
Sky Watching Party
Spooky Views at Frosty Drew Observation and Sky Theater
Gaze into the ghoulish October skies for an unforgettable experience as Halloween approaches at Frosty Drew Observation and Sky Theater. While viewing breath-taking views of Jupiter, Uranus, and the Moon in our telescopes, there will be activities to celebrate astronomy and Halloween. Feast on candy, listen to the blood chilling Orson Wells radio broadcast of The War of the Worlds, and seek out the constellation Perseus (where The Demon Star resides) towards the witching hour. 6:30pm-2am. 61-62 Park Lane, Charlestown, (401) 364-9508. For more information, go here.
Traditional Irish Music at The Bar AS220
Everyone is Irish at The Bar AS220! Enjoy exhilarating Irish traditional music while experiencing The Bar AS220's amazing drink variety and atmosphere. 4-7pm. 115 Empire St, Providence, (401) 831-9327. For more information, go here.
82nd Annual Armenian Food Fair and Bazaar
Engage in the thrilling Armenian heritage at the 82nd Annual Armenian Food Fair and Bazaar at the Sts. Sahag & Mesrob Armenian Church. Dive into delicacies such as Shish Kabob, Tourshi, Cheese Boereg and have fun at the Silent Auction, Armenian Music, Daily Raffle, and arts and crafts games for children. Friday 5-10pm, Saturday 11:30am-10pm and Sunday 12-6pm. Sts. Sahag & Mesrob Armenian Church, 70 Jefferson St Providence, (401) 272-2832. For more information, go here.