Rhody Weekend Must-Do's: February 1-4

New month, new reasons to celebrate, with art and foodie fun, and even a singles mixer!


It’s the first day of February, and love is in the air! This weekend, get your party on with singles and social gatherings to meet new people, celebrate Black History Month with art and music, enlighten your tastebuds with vegan and seafood events, find new hobbies with friends, see a play, and more! 

In case of weather delays or last-minute cancellations, always call the venue or check online for updates before you go.


The year is 1669, and the theaters have reopened after 17 years of Puritanical suppression – Playhouse Creatures tells a comic account of the precarious lives of five famous English Restoration actresses, put on by the Burbage Theatre Co. Through February, Pawtucket

The RI Veg Fest – the state’s only vegan festival – takes over the WaterFire Arts Center with plant-based food and shopping from over 85 vendors, from restaurants to artists, and welcomes all, whether vegan or plant-curious! Saturday-Sunday, tickets online, Providence

THURSDAY, February 1

It’s not too late to find a date for Valentine’s Day. Join the Brass Monkey for their Love at First Sit – Singles Mingle, a fun, flirty night out without the need to swipe right. Instead, connect with other singles over cocktails, games, and music. Tickets online, Providence

SATURDAY, February 3

Who needs a beau when you and your gals can have a self-care date for Galentine’s Day at Brown & Hopkins? Shop mixers and brunch essentials and receive a hand massage, indulge in wine and cheesecake, or have your tarot cards read. 10am-5pm, Chepachet   

Make new friends and play cards in the garden at Card Games from Around the World, a meetup at Roger Williams Botanic Garden Greenhouse, where you’ll learn the history of old games and how to play. Tickets online, Providence  

Forage Mount Hope Farm’s fields with eco-artist and photographer Meredith Brower during a Nature Mandala Workshop. Bring a favorite talisman to incorporate into your design, and a camera to learn tricks on how to capture your work. Tickets online, Bristol

The Newport String Quartet will play vibrant chamber music from Spanish-speaking regions around the globe, featuring works by the artists De Elías, Grant Still, d’Rivera, and Lena Frank, and a musical homage to Don Quixote. Tickets online, Jamestown 

Support Eating with the Ecosystem, a non-profit using a place-based approach to sustain New England’s wild seafood, during their 9th Annual Community Seafood Dinner, a multi-course meal using locally caught, underutilized species. Tickets online, South Kingstown

The Westerly Anti-Racism Coalition presents three-part series, About African American Art: Talks with Artists and Collectors. Arts educator Robin Holder presents the first lecture, followed by the chance to view a special African American Art exhibition. Westerly 

SUNDAY, February 4

Be blown away by brass horns and wind ensembles as The American Band Celebrates Black History Month at the URI Fine Arts Center. Formed in Providence in 1837, it’s one of the oldest community bands in the country, and they’ll play pieces by Black composers. Tickets online, Kingston


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