May 3: Join The East Bay Coalition for the Homeless as they host their "Welcome Home Annual Dinner" at The Squantum Club in East Providence, with cocktails, a sit-down dinner and a silent auction to raise money for those in need.
May 3: Fleetmac Wood turns Fete Music Hall into a 1970s dance party, with remixes of Fleetwood Mac’s iconic album at Rumours Rave, on world tour celebrating the 40th anniversary of Rumours’ release.
May 3-27: The Artists’ Cooperative Gallery of Westerly is celebrating 24 years of local art with their 25th Regional Art Show, juried by RISD’s Michael Peery.
May 4: At Live Bait, an evening of live storytelling at AS220, you can either put your name in a fishbowl and hope for six minutes on stage to share your story, or just enjoy other people telling theirs.
May 5: Get ready for Cinco De Mayo at In Downcity's Taco Fest, and enjoy a family friendly event filled with food trucks, crafts, a live DJ, and more.
May 5: Celebrate the Kentucky Derby in style at Big Night Out - Kentucky Derby, a fundraising gala for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ocean State with live music from Brass Attack.
May 5: The Citizens Bank Free Family Fun Day at the Audubon Society Environmental Education Center allows families to explore the center for free, with hiking, crafts, nature stories, and animal encounters.
May 5: Don your finest hat for a Derby Day Party at Linden Place. The party will have live music, a silent auction, prizes for the most festive outfits - and, of course, mint juleps - around a broadcast of the 144th annual horse race.
May 5-6: The Chorus of East Providence performs Hooray for Hollywood at Seekonk High School, featuring songs from classic films, including West Side Story, Chicago, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Frozen, Lord of the Rings, and Harry Potter.
May 5-6: Providence Ballet Theatre brings a fairytale to life with their production of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, a debut ballet with original choreography and an all-original score.
May 6: Lace up your sneakers (or cheer on runners) at the Providence Marathon, followed by well-deserved treats from Knead Donuts, Pizzonis, and the RI Brewers Guild.