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FEATURED EVENTS

Dates: 
01/06/2018
01/13/2018
01/20/2018

Location:

345 South Main Street (second floor)
Providence, RI, 02903-2787
United States

Phone:

401 454-6200
Time: 
9am-12pm

RISD: Tooning Around

Here's the chance for young 'toonists to get funny, silly or scary as they get serious about learning to create their own cartoon characters. Using basic pencil and pen-and-ink drawing techniques, students play with line and learn to experiment with personality on paper. Inspired by the rich tradition of cartooning found in children's books, comic strips and animated cartoons, young artists bring their most whimsical ideas to life. So, when it's time to return to reality, students will have increased their confidence with both words and pictures, and had some rollicking good fun in the process.
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Dates: 
12/17/2017

Location:

424 Bellevue Avenue
Newport, RI, 02840
United States

Phone:

(401) 847-1000
Time: 
12 p.m. - 3 p.m

Santa Sundays

Santa Claus himself will visit each of the three houses on successive Sunday afternoons in December to listen to your children's wish lists! Bring the kids and your camera for a great photo op! Santa's visit is from 12 p.m. - 3 p.m. on each day. Included in tour admission. December 3 - The Breakers December 10 - Marble House December 17 - The Elms
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Dates: 
12/15/2017
12/16/2017
12/17/2017

Location:

175 Main Street
Pawtucket, RI, 02860
United States

Phone:

401-724-2200
Time: 
Varies

Polar Express Train Ride

How to enjoy THE POLAR EXPRESSTM Train Ride in the Blackstone Valley. Gather your family and choose the best date for your experience. Choose the train car that you would like to enjoy. Choose your seats in that car. Check out, print your tickets and put them in a safe place. Arrive at THE POLAR EXPRESSTM Train Ride Station at 1 Depot Square, Woonsocket, RI 02895 1 hour prior to your train departure time. The station is full of activities for the kids prior departure and all of the Polar Express characters are there for complimentary photos. Plan on staying at least 30 minutes after THE POLAR EXPRESSTM Train Ride returns from the North Pole. Santa stays for complimentary photos with the children and their families.
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Dates: 
12/15/2017
12/16/2017
12/17/2017

Location:

220 Weybosset St
Providence, RI, 2903
United States

Phone:

(401) 421-2787
Time: 
varies, see website

FESTIVAL BALLET PROVIDENCE PRESENTS THE NUTCRACKER

Don't miss the dazzling and magical production which BroadwayWorld.com calls "the crowning jewel of Rhode Island's Christmas fine arts season!"
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Dates: 
12/13/2017
12/14/2017
12/15/2017

Location:

201 Washington Street
Providence, RI, 2903
United States

Phone:

(401) 351-4242
Time: 
Various

A Christmas Carol

Celebrating 40 years at Trinity Rep, Rhode Island’s family holiday tradition brings Ebenezer Scrooge, Jacob Marley, Tiny Tim, and the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future to the stage in a glorious re-telling of the classic story that has delighted and inspired millions.
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Dates: 
01/06/2018
01/13/2018
01/20/2018

Location:

345 South Main Street (second floor)
Providence, RI, 02903-2787
United States

Phone:

401 454-6200
Time: 
9am-12pm

RISD: Experiments in Animation

Let's animate! This course exposes students to the many faces of animation which, at its core, is the art of creating the illusion of moving pictures. Whether it's one of the Totoros of Miyazaki, Disney's winter fairies creating poetry on ice, or the wacky instructional animations of Sesame Street, animation is an art form that wears many masks. As you learn the computer-based tools (including Adobe Photoshop) that make the illusion of movement possible, you'll begin to understand visual storytelling and composition for the screen. At the end of the course, you'll leave with animated movie clips that are proof of your first experience with animation.
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Dates: 
12/13/2017
12/14/2017
12/15/2017

Location:

424 Bellevue Avenue
Newport, RI, 02840
United States

Phone:

(401) 847-1000
Time: 
9am -5pm

Christmas at the Newport Mansions

The glitter of gold and the sparkle of silver will dazzle you as you tour three magnificent mansions decked out in Yuletide finery. Music, tours, and spectacular decorations highlight the celebration of Christmas at the Newport Mansions.
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Dates: 
12/15/2017

Organization:

Stadium Theatre

Location:

28 Monument Square
Woonsocket, RI, 2895
United States

Phone:

401-762-4545
Time: 
Varies

A Christmas Carol School Time Performance

Experience Charles Dickens’ holiday classic in the Stadium’s beautiful Grand Hall! Join the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future as they lead the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge on a journey of transformation and redemption. Feast your eyes on extravagant scenery, lavish costumes, dramatic lighting, fog and flying ghosts. You’ll leave the theatre beaming with holiday excitement.
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Dates: 
01/06/2018
01/13/2018
01/20/2018

Location:

345 South Main Street (second floor)
Providence, RI, 02903-2787
United States

Phone:

401 454-6200
Time: 
9am-12pm

RISD: Here Come the Robots

Robot: The word conjures up so many amazing images from movies, cartoons, comic books, games and toys. Young artists excite their imaginations with visions of drones, cyborgs and androids as they explore the history and possibilities of robots, as well as their place in science fiction and scientific fact. Students will create movie posters and comic book illustrations, build model robots, and they'll also explore the very real and beneficial side of robotics by building mechanical hands and other machines.
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Dates: 
12/18/2017
12/19/2017
12/20/2017

Organization:

Lincoln School

Location:

301 Butler Ave
Providence, RI, 2906
United States

Phone:

401-331-9696
Time: 
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Lincoln School Vacation Camp

Vacation days at Lincoln...too good to miss! Looking for childcare during school vacations? We offer a great day camp experience when school is out on the break. Children participate in fun games on campus and sometimes travel to explore the city. Options and registration information is below. Full Day: 8:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. $85.00 Half Day: 8:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. $50.00 Extended Afternoon 3:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m. $30.00
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Dates: 
12/23/2017

Organization:

Stadium Theatre

Location:

28 Monument Square
Woonsocket, RI, 2895
United States

Phone:

401-762-4545
Time: 
8:00 pm

Jim Brickman "A Joyful Christmas" The 2017 Holiday Tour

Jim Brickman "A Joyful Christmas" Be part of the holiday concert tradition of the season with Grammy nominated songwriter and piano sensation Jim Brickman as he celebrates A Joyful Christmas at the Stadium Theatre. Jim Brickman delivers the sound and spirit of the season with carols, classics and original songs on his 21st holiday tour. Holiday music brings yuletide memories to life as Brickman helps you escape from the holiday hustle-bustle and keeps your days merry and bright. Bring your family, friends or that special someone and make Jim Brickman your new holiday tradition. Celebrate the faith, love and togetherness that we value most this time of year and share in the celebration of A Joyful Christmas.
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Dates: 
12/31/2017

Organization:

Stadium Theatre

Location:

28 Monument Square
Woonsocket, RI, 2895
United States

Phone:

401-762-4545
Time: 
Varies

Forever Plaid

Once upon a time, there were four guys (Sparky, Smudge, Jinx and Frankie) who discovered that they shared a love for music and then got together to become their idols – The Four Freshman, The Hi-Lo's and The Crew Cuts. Rehearsing in the basement of Smudge's family's plumbing supply company, they became "Forever Plaid". On the way to their first big gig, the "Plaids" are broadsided by a school bus and killed instantly. It is at the moment when their careers and lives end that the story of Forever Plaid begins...
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Dates: 
12/16/2017
12/23/2017
12/30/2017
Time: 
Ages 4 - 6 9:00 AM — 10:00 AM Ages 7 - 9 10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

Location:

Gordon School
45 Maxfield Ave
East Providence, RI, 02914
United States

Phone:

401-639-0814

Gordon School Instructional Winter Basketball League

join us this winter for a fun, instructional and developmental program. Players will be divided by age/ability. The U5 league is for 4 & 5 year-olds and designed to introduce the sport of basketball in a positive learning environment. The U7 league is for advanced 6 year-olds & 7 year-olds. the league will follow a similar format to U6 but will focus on more gameplay. The U8 league is for 7 & 8 year-olds with a goal of teaching young players the basic concepts of offense and defense while reviewing the rules and basic fundamentals of the game. each session will start with a short team practice before playing a full game. The U9 league is for advanced 8 & 9 year-olds. The league will follow the U8 format. our emphasis is on team performance and sportsmanship.
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Dates: 
12/14/2017

Organization:

Jamestown Art Center

Location:

18 Valley Street
Jamestown, RI, 02835
United States

Phone:

(401) 560-0979
Time: 
11:30am - 12:15pm

Creative Movement (Thursdays)

Using imagery, literature and world music, children will explore the basic elements of movement. Students will learn different rhythms, basic loco-motor movements, (marching, galloping, skipping, jumping, etc.) and create their own dances through improvisation. Students will also learn about self space and the space of others, how to compromise, cooperate, and communicate through movement, all while having fun and using their imaginations! No dance experience is necessary. This class is also available as a drop-in for $14/class – Please call by 10:00 am on Thursday if you are dropping-in, to ensure that we have space for everyone.
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Dates: 
12/15/2017
12/22/2017
12/29/2017

Organization:

Everett Dance Theatre

Location:

9 Duncan Avenue
Providence, RI, 2906
United States

Phone:

(401) 831-9479
Time: 
7:00 pm

Friday Night Live!

Hilarious Improv Comedy featuring live music from Bertrand Laurence! Get beside yourself with FNL’s interactive scenes, on-the-spot musicals, improvised song, dance, and skits! Performances are intended for audiences of all ages, personality types, and food groups. Friday Night Live unites a diverse cast of veteran Everett artists, young up-and-coming performers, and guitarist/composer Bertrand Laurence in the production of fun, funny, creative, and meaningful performances!
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Dates: 
12/14/2017
12/15/2017
12/16/2017

Organization:

Granite Theatre

Location:

One Granite Street
Westerly, RI, 2891
United States

Phone:

401-596-2341
Time: 
Varies

A Christmas Survival Guide

This intimate revue takes a wry and knowing look at a stressful season. Armed with a copy of A Christmas Survival Guide and an optimistic attitude, the characters charge into an urban holiday landscape searching for the true essence of Christmas. In songs and vignettes, they learn to cope with the season in ways that are both hilarious and heartwarming. "Ho Ho Hilarious! The funniest Christmas revue around!" - The New York Press "Audiences love it! We sold out." - Westchester Broadway Theatre
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Dates: 
01/08/2018
01/15/2018
01/22/2018

Location:

660 Waterman Ave
East Providence, RI, 02914
United States

Phone:

(401) 640-4865
Time: 
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Stacey DeCastro Soccer School Winter Clinics

Stacey DeCastro Soccer School clinics put a priority on helping players improve their ability with the soccer ball and increase confidence. Skills are learned to maximize each player's touches on the soccer ball. Players will repetitively work on skill movements at game speed in game conditions with a focus on maximizing the speed and efficiency with the soccer ball. STACEY DECASTRO is offering four 5 week indoor soccer clinics.
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