Spring into the arts

Vernal Arts & Music Festival kicks off its first year at Chase Farm Park
LINCOLN - Just as Chase Farm Park begins to come alive with the sights and sounds of spring, hundreds are expected to flock to the rolling hills for the site's first Vernal Arts & Music Festival... more

The Amazing Johnathan in R.I. farewell show Thursday

The press release was short. "Comic/magician The Amazing Johnathan is calling it quits. The 55-year-old Las Vegas icon will be disappearing from the comedy/entertainment scene at the end of the year... more

Kids Week at Marine Museum

FALL RIVER, Mass. - The Marine Museum, 70 Water St., is holding Kids Week activities April 23-27, from noon to 2:30 p.m. The theme for the week is Titanic. On Wednesday, April 23, and Friday, April... more

A night of comedy at the Stadium Theatre

WOONSOCKET - The Stadium Theatre presents "Comedy & Cocktails with Tom Stewart & Friends" Friday, April 25 at 8 p.m. Stewart, a standup comic from Cranston, will be joined by local comedians... more

Rock and Roll film series at Providence Library

PROVIDENCE - The Providence Public Library presents "Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll," a free seven-session documentary film series on Thursday evenings this spring, April 17-May 29, from 6 to 8:15 p.m.,... more

'Slash the Trash' concert at Roger Williams Zoo

PROVIDENCE - Roger Williams Park Zoo, 1000 Elmwood Ave., presents a "Slash the Trash" conservation concert on Monday, April 21, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., in the zoo's Wilderness Plaza. Visitors can... more

Visit the Easter Bunny at the zoo

PROVIDENCE - Visits with the Easter Bunny will take place in the treehouse in the Big Backyard at Roger Williams Park Zoo, 1000 Elmwood Ave., on Friday and Saturday, April 18 and 19, from 10 a.m. to... more

Hearthside presents 'Downton Abbey' afternoon tea

LINCOLN - Tickets are now available for a "Downton Abbey"-inspired English afternoon tea to be held Saturday, May 10, at Lincoln's Hearthside House, 677 Great Road. Back again this year by popular... more

Can You Dance, New England? event April 29

LINCOLN - The 4th annual Can You Dance New England? competition produced by Studio One RI Dance Complex, will be held at the Crowne Plaza, 801 Greenwich Ave., Warwick, on Tuesday, April 29. Thirty-... more

Secret Ingredient Food Tours offer cooking demonstrations

PAWTUCKET - The Blackstone Valley Tourism Council announces its spring schedule of Blackstone Culinaria: Secret Ingredient Food Tours. These dining experiences feature weekly "behind the scenes"... more

German Society celebrates Founder's Fest

PAWTUCKET - The German American Cultural Society will hold a Founder's Fest on Sunday, April 27, at 2 p.m., in the German Club, 78 Carter Ave. The event will recognize four important events in the... more

Watercolor Society show opens April 27

PAWTUCKET - The Rhode Island Watercolor Society opens its Three Person Show and Sale with a reception on Sunday, April 27, from 1 to 4 p.m. in the gallery at J.C. Potter Casino in Slater Memorial... more

Local real estate agent joins Homes for Heroes

CUMBERLAND - Christopher Cox of Exit Realty Firm, has joined Homes for Heroes, an organization that aims to help close the gap between the cost of housing for military personnel, police officers,... more

For the birds

Audubon Society hosts bird walks, events every day in May The Audubon Society of Rhode Island will be offering free birding walks every day of the month in May, a time of year that brings a wide... more

Family Fun Festival coming to Providence

PROVIDENCE - The New England Family Fun Festival will be at the Rhode Island Convention Center, 1 Sabin St., on Saturday, April 26, and Sunday, April 27. The event features more than 40,000-square-... more

Visit the Whaling Museum during April vacation

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. -The New Bedford Whaling Museum will kick off April school vacation week with the annual Right Whale Day celebration on Monday, April 21. Every year, the museum celebrates the... more

'Party for the Planet' at the zoo

PROVIDENCE - In honor of Earth Day, Roger Williams Park Zoo is hosting "Party for the Planet," a full week of green-themed events to provide fun for families. The event will run April 21-25, during... more

See how wealthy lived on tour of Newport Mansions

NEWPORT - An updated audio tour at Marble House, and Mandarin language audio translations at The Breakers and The Elms will be among the new offerings for visitors to the Newport Mansions this season... more

Audition for 'Our Town' on April 26

FOSTER - Swamp Meadow Community Theatre announces open auditions for "Our Town," 1938 three-act play by American playwright Thornton Wilder, on Saturday, April 26, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Woody... more

Gryphon Trio performs at RIC Wednesday

PROVIDENCE - The Gryphon Trio presents "Around the Great War," music commemorating the anniversary of World War I, on Wednesday, April 23, at 7:30 p.m. in the Nazarian Center at Sapinsley Hall, Rhode... more

Discover southern New England with May 3 tours

The Blackstone Valley Tourism Council will celebrate its 10th annual National Travel & Tourism Event on Saturday, May 3, with nine tours throughout Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut.... more