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Get out of the house and through the snow for some fun February 16-19


Friday, February 17 - Sunday, February 19

Join in as Providence welcomes the 8th Annual Providence Children's Festival with screenings, workshops, and plenty of free activities all dedicated to the world of children’s cinema. Various venues, 209-7585.

Grab your hockey gear and head to Cranston for the Ocean State Classic. See teams compete to see who will be the best of the best. 900 Phenix Avenue, Cranston.

Friday, February 17

Eve Ensler’s iconic play The Vagina Monologues will be performed by students at URI. The play, about women’s empowerment and liberation, will tackle some difficult issues. All proceeds from the play will be donated to help local women and children. 64 Upper College Road, South Kingstown. 874-2894.

Make sure to take some time to stargaze this month. Every Friday night the Frosty Drew Observatory hosts their Stargazing Nights. They’re open until midnight so you can make sure you get the best view of the night sky. 61 Park Lane, Charlestown. 859-1450.

The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra will present Beethoven’s Eroica. The concert will feature Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, op. 55 which is to say they’ll be playing Beethoven’s symphony dedicated to Napoleon. One Avenue of the Arts, Providence. 248-7070.

Come hear the hottest tracks on the music scene from up and coming artists Jake White X Zane and DJ Beba. The Get Down will keep you dancing all night. 95 and 115 Empire Street, East Side, Providence. 831-9327.

Saturday, February 18

Rock on over to the Courthouse Center for the Arts for the Eric Clapton Tribute Bell Bottom Blues. This tremendous group has been touring since 2007 and provides the audience with a true Eric Clapton experience. 3481 Kingstown Road, West Kingston. 782-1018.

The Greenwich Odeum is bringing another old school favorite to the stage. Slick back your hair and put on your favorite greaser jacket as Sha Na Na takes the stage to celebrate those classic rock sounds. 59 Main Street, East Greenwich. 855-4000.

Aurora presents an unique twist on music with the Z - Boys. The trio of musicians creates a new sound combining surf rock, country, latin, and metal. Don’t miss this eclectic music featuring P. Everett and Digisaurus. 276 Westminster Street, Providence. 272-5723.

Cold weather giving you a case of the Winter blues? Come laugh them off with New York native Paul Virzi. The comedian plays clubs across America and even performed to a sold out crowd at Carnegie Hall. 39 Warren Avenue, East Side, Providence. 438-8383.

Sunday, February 19

Shake Your Booty for Rudy this weekend with Rhode Island’s own Music Hall of Famer Rudy Cheeks. The event aims to help The Young Adults’ vocalist/saxophone player who has recently been facing some health issues. 1050 Main Street, Pawtucket. 729-1005.

You are cordially invited to the Boutique Bridal Showcase at DeWolf Tavern. This event includes a limited amount of vendors, cakes, photography, decor, flowers, and practically anything that you might need for your wedding. 259 Thames Street, Bristol. 401-254-2005.

Be part of history by attending the first ever Providence Modular-Meet/Synth Petting Zoo/Show&Sale. The event calls all electronic music lovers to jam out for the night with featured performers WANDERTALK, Snow Beasts, Tarot Sync and John DeTora and Ryan Campos with the Sonic Transfer Machines. 276 Westminster Street, Providence. 272-5723.