January 1, 2018
February is the month of loooooove. Share the Lil Rhody love this month by attending one (or all!) of these fantastic events.
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Bumper Cars on Ice The Providence Rink, Alex and Ani City Center Variety of times and rides every day
Celebrate your love on the rink! Bumper Cars on Ice is a unique and super fun addition to Providence. Try it out before the warm weather comes. It makes a great date night or a fun outing with the family. Bumper Cars on Ice is incredibly popular, so make your reservations ASAP!
Tickets are $12 for 20 minutes. Bumper Cars on Ice are available Monday through Friday, 4 pm – 8 pm and Wednesday through Sunday nights from 10 pm – midnight. Reservations are also available Saturdays and Sundays from 9 am – 1 pm.
Alex and Ani City Center is located at 2 Kennedy Plaza in Providence, Rhode Island.
ChARTcuterie Workshop Newport Art Museum, Coleman Center Gallery Friday, February 9 at 5 pm – 8 pm
There is an art to a great charcuterie plate. Amelia Wilson, the manager of Grapes & Gourmet, leads this workshop that will teach you the basics of preparing elaborate cheese and charcuterie plates. Take this course and surprise your special someone with a personalized plate! You will learn how to make an aesthetically pleasing, balanced, and personalized platter. You’ll head home with a customized platter for sharing.
Tickets are $75 (including admission and materials fee) for non-members. Register today to reserve your spot!
Coleman Center Gallery is located at 26 Liberty Street in Newport, Rhode Island.
Mastering Homemade Pasta Hope & Main
Saturday, February 10 at 4 pm – 8 pm
Our mouths are watering just thinking about this hands-on class and dinner. You will master making and eating homemade pasta. Yum! Start off by observing the art and progress to making your own homemade pasta. You will end the evening with a family-style tasting of cheese ravioli and the chef’s signature marina sauce. Enjoy a scoop of vanilla ice cream for dessert!
Tickets are $50 and can be purchased here.
Hope & Main is located at 691 Main Street in Warren, Rhode Island.
Happy Galentine’s Day!
The Duck & Bunny
Sunday, February 11 at 11 am – 2 pm
Celebrate the best day of the year with all of your gal pals – Galentine’s Day! The pre-Valentine’s Day, all-girls bash made famous by Parks and Recreation’s Leslie Knope. This annual brunch at The Duck & Bunny is full of fun, great food, and lots of girl power.
Brunch is $20 and includes your meal, beverage, and gratuity.
The Duck & Bunny is located at 312 Wickenden Street in Providence, Rhode Island.
Healthy Gut & Kimchi Fermentation Workshop
Sunday, February 11 at 2 pm – 4 pm
A healthy gut is the key to overall health! Join the kimchi wagon with this workshop that will teach you the basics of gut health and how to make your own kimchi. Kimchi is spicy pickled cabbage. Trust us – it tastes a whole lot better than it sounds!
Tickets are $40 and can be purchased here.
Chi Kitchen is located at 560 Mineral Spring Ave in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.
Sucrée, La Fête du Chocolat Gracie’s
Sunday, February 11 at 7 pm – 9:30 pm
This month’s Sucrée from Gracie’s celebrates the one thing all Valentines have in common – chocolate! After all, who doesn’t love chocolate? This three-course chocolate celebration will showcase the talents of Gracie’s Executive Pastry Chef Melissa Denmark, Ellie’s Bakery Lead Pastry Chef Caitlyn McGuire, and Knead Doughnuts Head Baker Weatherly Hundley.
The evening begins with savory hors d’œuvres and cocktails. Enjoy a seated dessert tasting and signature paired cocktails.
Tickets are $80 and all-inclusive. Reserve your spot here.
Gracie’s is located at 194 Washington Street in Providence, Rhode Island.
Tuesday, February 13 at 5 pm – 10 pm
Eli’s Kitchen’s Fat Tuesday celebration is something we look forward to every year. They always bring back to Warren a little bit of New Orleans flavor from their yearly visits. Chow down on their Fat Tuesday specials and enjoy live music.
Tickets are $30 per adult and $15 per child. Space is limited and filling up fast, so e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot. Seatings are at 5:30 pm and 7:30 pm.
Eli’s Kitchen is located at 40 Market Street in Warren, Rhode Island.
Stay tuned for exciting updates to our Downcity Providence and Newport Neighborhood Food Tours. Keep up with us on social media.
President’s Distinguished Speaker Series: “Me Too” Activist Tarana Burke Roger Williams University, Campus Recreation Center Gym
Tuesday, February 13 at 7:30 pm
Meet the inspiring woman behind the #MeToo movement. Tarana Burke has shared her life story with the world to empower and uplift. Long before #MeToo went viral, Tarana used the phrase to let survivors of sexual assault and harassment know they weren’t alone. Tarana is a social justice activist and senior director of programs at Girls for Gender Equity, an organization that empowers survivors to speak out. Bring your friends and family to share in this empowering event.
This event is free and open to the public.
Roger Williams University is located at One Old Ferry Road in Bristol, Rhode Island.
Newport Winter Festival
Thursday, February 15 – Saturday, February 25
The 30th Annual Newport Winter Festival is 10 days of music, food, and fun. Events take place throughout Newport and Newport County. Featured events include ice sculpting demonstrations, a chili cook-off, beach polo, and a comedy show. More events are being added daily, so check here for updates.
Purchase a Winter Fest bracelet to save on admission. Bracelets are $10 and provide free admission or discounted rates at many of the Festival’s events. Buy your bracelets here.
Beer Launch Party The Malted Barley
Thursday, February 15 at 7 pm – 10 pm
The Malted Barley is now brewing their own beer! Our Downcity Providence Food Tour partner is celebrating the big release with a big party. The first beer from The Malted Barley Brewing Co.’s ALL IN series is a Belgian Wit Ale, brewed with pineapple and spices.
Tickets are $20+fees ahead of time. Day-of tickets are $25+fees. Tickets include a special event pint glass, two pints of their new brew, and a t-shirt. Purchase your tickets here.
The Malted Barley is located at 334 Westminster Street in Providence, Rhode Island.
Newport Burger Bender Friday, February 16 – Sunday, February 25
Be part of choosing the best burger in Newport and Bristol County. 30 restaurants are participating in this year’s Burger Bender. To try 30 burgers over 10 days, that’s 3 burgers a day! Try them all or just a few. Chefs from participating restaurants are serving up their very best, so you can’t go wrong.
For participating restaurants and their locations, click here.
Providence Children’s Film Festival
Friday, February 16 – Sunday, February 25
Bring the whole family to enjoy screenings of new and up-and-coming children’s films. There are a variety of films, times, and locations so be sure to plan ahead. Check out the movie trailers to narrow down your favorites. But if you ask us, they are all worth seeing! For a full list of screenings and to buy your tickets ahead of time, click here.
13th Annual Illuminated Garden Ballard Park in Newport, RI
Thursday, February 22 – Saturday, February 24, 6 pm – 9 pm
Stroll through Ballard Park and enjoy the thousands of lights displayed throughout the park. The three-acre quarry meadow is decked out in different lights. It makes the most beautiful sight! This is a free and family-friendly event.
Ballard Park is located at 21 Hazard Road in Newport, Rhode Island.
Beer and Bacon Cooking Class Bristol Oyster Bar
Monday, February 26 at 6 pm
Beer and Bacon at Bristol Oyster Bar! Chef David Snow will be leading the class and will share the art of making bacon. In the class, you will make several flavors of bacon and pair them with beer from Foolproof Brewing. You probably know how to cook bacon, but you will leave this hands-on class knowing how to make your own bacon.
Tickets are $60 and may sell out fast. Call (401) 396-5820 to reserve your spot.
Bristol Oyster Bar is located at 448 Hope Street in Bristol, Rhode Island.