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Pretend like it's spring at the Rhode Island Flower Show

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• If you like big trucks and you cannot lie... head to Monster Jam and witness some of the biggest, meanest automotive titans roar around the Dunkin' Donuts Center. More info...

• There will be many hands-on displays for kids and adults alike at The Rhode Island Spring Flower and Garden Show. See a life-sized fairy house, a tunnel garden and even a tree house! $7-$17. More info...

• At the 10th Annual Illuminated Garden the quarry meadow of Ballard Park has been transformed by hundreds of beautiful, twinkling lights. Take a stroll and enjoy this magical winter garden of light. 6-9pm, Friday and Saturday.  More info...

• Witness the musical stylings of famous classical pianist Joyce Yang as she performs Mozart's "Elvira Madigan" with the Rhode Island. Catch an open rehearsal on Friday or watch the official performance Saturday. More info...

Engage in a plethora of fun activities at the tail end of the 27th Annual Newport Winter Festival. And then let's say goodbye to winter forever. More info...

• The latest theatrical performance from RWU shines with the Theatre Main Season Series III: “Almost Within My Reach: Two Modern Classics." It’s an evening of two classic one-act plays Trifles, an early feminist drama, and Riders to the Sea, a tragedy. More info...

• URI Theatre presents All My Sons, a play by Arthur Miller. Inspired by a true story, the work explores the destructive power of greed and exposes the fragility of the American dream. $12-$20. More info...

Friday

• Celebrate all things SHINY at The Metal Ball, presented by Chifferobe. Enjoy a variety of fabulous and neo-Vaudeville entertainments, from the all-female Glamazon Tour, including sideshow, tap dancing, and burlesque. More info...

Get all kinds of funky during with George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic at Lupos. More info...

Saturday

• Step into the “Enchanted Forest” on February 21 for the Ocean House’s Black and White Masquerade Ball. Fine dining, live music and dancing are but some of the pleasures that masked goers will enjoy. Proceeds benefit Rhode Island’s own forests through the Stewardship Fund of Westerly. More info...

• Open up your mindspace and sink into a techno trance courtesy of iconic electronica musician Shpongle. Shpongletron 3.1 takes over Fete Lounge. More info...

• The Greenwich Odeum hosts "An Evening with The Fat City Band", an ensemble group that has been performing its own blend of blues, roadhouse rock, jazz and New Orleans style R&B for over 40 years. More info...

Laugh away the work week worries with comedian Kyle Kinane at the Columbus Theatre in Providence. More info...

Sunday

• The Rhode Island International Film Festival presents the annual Flickers’ Red Carpet Experience at The Vets. Walk the red carpet and feel like a star with paparaz- zi, champagne, food, swag bags, awards and more. More info...

• Brown University Students in the Applied Music Program and students in the RI Philharmonic Music School present a Piano Master Class Music Concert led by pianist Joyce Yang. Free. More info...

• Support your local collegiate athletics by attending the Wrestling Northeast Regional Championships at Roger Williams University. See young men from various universities battle it out for victory on the mat. More info...

• Catch the final installment in the On Pettaquamscutt Winter Speaker Series as anthropolgist Dr. Colin Porter speaks about the Jireh Bull Garrison House Study at the Maury Loontjens Memorial Library. Free. More info...