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10 Things to Get You in the Holiday Spirit and 1 For the Scrooges Out There

Weekend Best Bets 12/8 - 12/11

Providence Monthly Magazine ·

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Jamestown Holiday Arts Market
The Jamestown Arts Center will hold its Holiday Arts Market this year. Featuring work from local artists and artisans, you’re sure to find the perfect Christmas gift. This year also features a youth market displaying the works of young, up and coming artists. 18 Valley Street, Jamestown. 560-0979


The Blue Album
Maybe you’re a Pinkerton fan, or you have a soft spot in your heart for Maladroit but there’s no denying that the reason any of us love Weezer is The Blue Album. See RI’s own Weezer tribute band The Blue Album as they play all of the band’s angsty classics at the Met. 1005 Main Street, Pawtucket. 729-1005.


Warm Up For the Holidays
Pop a cork and celebrate the season at Greenvale Vineyard’s 15th annual Warm Up For the Holidays. The halls of the tasting room will certainly be decked out as guests are welcome to sample estate grown wines as well as mulled wines and tasty treats. 582 Wapping Road, Portsmouth. 847-3777.

SoMA Holiday Stroll
Join Southern Main Street for its annual holiday stroll this weekend. Free yoga classes, discounts at your favorite stores, this is a great way to get in the holiday spirit. Southern Main Street, Providence.  

RISD Alumni and Student Holiday Art Sale
Hundreds of RISD artists will be filling the Convention Center for the annual RISD Alumni Student Holiday Art Sale. Explore the wealth of talent that trained right here in PVD to create everything from jewelry to home goods to paintings. 1 Sabin Street, Providence. 709-8585.

The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra and Providence Singers
Join the Philharmonic Orchestra and Providence Singers as they perform Handel’s Messiah at the Vets in Providence. Feel free to sing along, but don’t worry about being pitchy. Odds are nobody is going to notice. 1 Avenue of the Arts, Providence. 421-2787

A Charlie Brown Christmas
Join everyone’s favorite football head as he comes to life at Ocean State Theatre Company. A Charlie Brown Christmas will only have one show, so make sure you get to see it. 1245 Jefferson Boulevard, Warwick. 921-6800.


YMCA Holiday Craft Bazaar
Do your shopping at the YMCA Holiday Craft Bazaar and help raise money for a good cause. There will be vendors from local businesses selling a variety of fabulous goods. 271 Sharps Lot Road, Swansea. 508-678-9622.

Christmas Open House
The Glen Manor House welcomes everyone to join them for their annual Christmas Open House. See splendid decorations and get your fill of Christmas cheer, plus expect a visit from you know who. 3 Frank Coelho Drive, Portsmouth. 683-4177

Narragansett Bay Symphony
The Narragansett Bay Symphony will present a free concert of Handel’s Water Music Suites in F and D Major, and the Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 by Johann Sebastian Bach. They will be playing at St. Peter's by the Sea Church. 72 Central Street, Narragansett. 783-4623.

Providence Holiday Flea
Join Providence’s famous Flea market as it sets up for its Holiday Flea. You know there are still people to shop for on your list and it’s happening in Providence at Hope High School. 324 Hope Street, Providence.

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