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November 3 - November 6

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Why Preserve? Providence Preservation Society Symposium
Providence Preservation Society's 2016 Providence Symposium, entitled Why Preserve?, is a two-day examination of the impact of historic preservation on Providence. Featuring national experts and local stakeholders alike to the Industrial Trust Building, the perfect venue as a current hot topic in city preservation and development conversations. Thursday - Friday. Various Times. 111 Westminster Street, Providence. More info...

Roger Williams Park Zoo Jack-o-Lantern Spectacular
This weekend is the last weekend to get in your Pumpkin viewing. Be sure to stop by the Roger Williams Park Zoo and say goodbye to the pumpkins from this year. Thursday - Sunday. 1000 Elmwood Avenue, Providence. More info...

Providence Art and Design Film Festival
The second annual Providence Art and Design Film Festival returns with screenings at the Cable Car and the RISD Metcalf Auditorium. This curated film series takes a close look at the multiple disciplines within art and design and showcases the work of international makers, collectors and craftspeople of all kinds. Friday - Sunday. Various times. More info...

25th Annual Cornucopia Fine Arts and Craft Sale Preview Party
You won’t want to miss the Pennfield School’s Preview Party for the Annual Cornucopia Fine Arts and Craft Sale. Yummy hors d’oeuvres and complimentary wine and beer will be served. Friday. 6-8pm. 110 Sandy Point Avenue, Portsmouth. More info...

Taylor Hicks
One of American Idol’s most popular contestants, Taylor Hicks, is coming to town. See him blow the roof off the newly renovated Greenwich Odeum with his unique style of country. Friday. 8pm. 59 Main Street, East Greenwich. More info...

Tig Notaro
Comedian Tig Notaro returns to Providence for a set at the Columbus Theatre. Knock for her dry, occasionally dark delivery - and a powerful New York City set where she performed topless after a double mastectomy - Tig is the kind of storyteller comic you shouldn’t miss. Friday. 8pm. 270 Broadway, Providence. More info...

Alice’s Table
Try your hand at flower arrangements. This class, used as a way to empower yourself, features a demonstration on how to make your favorite bouquet of flowers. You’ll get to take it, and the vase, home afterwards. Saturday. 2pm. 11 Dorrance Street, Providence. More info...

WaterFire
This weekend marks the last WaterFire of the 2016 season and is also a salute to our veterans. The fires will be lit just before 6pm and remain lit until 11pm. Get out there and see it one last time. Saturday. 6pm. Downtown Providence. More info...

Community Concert Series at St. Michael’s
For its 10th anniversary gala season, the Community Concert Series at St. Michael’s will bring back favorite shows from the past decade in Opera Providence: A Musical Odyssey. Treat yourself to sounds of the greats: Puccini, Verdi, Bizet, Mozart and more. Saturday. 8pm. 399 Hope Street, Bristol. More info...

9th Annual Pumpkin Launch
Don’t get rid of those Halloween pumpkins just yet. The Farmer’s Daughter is hosting the 9th Annual Pumpkin Launch. Set your pumpkin on the catapult, watch it fly through the air and win a prize if it hits a target. Because the only thing better than carving a pumpkin is seeing it smash spectacularly. Saturday. Registration begins at 12:15pm. 716 Mooresfield Road, South Kingstown. More info...

Bristol Burger Bash
Stop by Linden Place on November 6 for their first annual Bristol Burger Bash. It’s a trifecta of burgers, brews and live bluegrass at the Linden Place Ballroom and sprawling grounds. Restaurants from and around the Bay will bring their A-game to see who burger will reign supreme. Sunday. 1-4pm. 500 Hope Street, Bristol. More info...

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