Rhody Weekend Must-Do's: February 15-18

Celebrate less snowy days with art, dining, and family-friendly happenings


Whether you’re continuing celebrating the holiday of love into the weekend or settling in for February school vacation week, there’s no excuse not to to get out and enjoy a little sun after the snow! Indulge in seasonal bites at special dining events, try your luck finding a match with speed dating, see and do art with the help of pros, catch live performances, set out on a nature cruise, and more.

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


The Pawtucket Arts Collaborative hosts a pop-up exhibit featuring drawings and paintings by former board member Eran Fraenkel and photography by Mark Hoff. Be inspired while patronizing local artists! Through Sunday, Pawtucket

THURSDAY, February 15

Capture dazzling shots of Lumina before the installation ends with help from a pro at the Night Photography Workshop with José Ramirez, focusing on taking captivating images in low-light settings. Tickets online, Providence

SATURDAY, February 17

Get in touch with your inner magic by scooping the new Shadow Work Deck at the Starlight Edition Release Party and Pop-Up Shop. Signed decks, mini oracle readings, and light refreshments are all part of the fun at The Veiled Crow. 12-5pm, Warwick

Support Save the Bay and tuck into treats of the sea for Oyster Time with Moniker Brewery and Matunuck Oyster Bar, where a pop-up raw bar is complemented by tasty craft brews, and benefits efforts to protect Narragansett Bay. 4-7pm, Providence

In its 27th year, the Annual Chili Cook-Off, part of the Newport Winter Festival, returns with mouthwatering chili concoctions, from traditional fare to creative twists, made with love by talented chefs for guests to sample and judge. Tickets online, Newport 

There’s no shame in admitting it – I Suck at Dating invites singles, socially awkward and chatty alike, to Sons of Liberty's first dating event of mingling and one-on-one time, led by local dating expert Day-Z B. Women’s tickets are sold out. Tickets online, Peace Dale

Proc and the Wilbury Theatre Group team up to present Road House: The Musical, a campy country rock-inspired reimagining of the 1989 Patrick Swayze film, with plenty of tongue-in-cheek humor, performed in the taproom. Tickets online, Warwick

SUNDAY, February 18

Imago Foundation for the Arts welcomes The Vox Hunters, made up of traditional folk archivists and multi-instrumentalists, Armand Aromin and Benedict Gagliardi, who are passionate about sustaining the living tradition of folk music. Tickets online, Warren

A new Seal and Harbor Tour comes to town, inviting passengers aboard the Coastal Queen to cruise Wickford Harbor during a scenic, narrated boat ride with the chance to see seals. The bar and cozy heated indoor area will be open. Tickets online, Wickford

Bring the little ones to the Thirsty Beaver for a special Kids Character Brunch with Marshall & Spider-Man. Tickets include entry, food, a craft, and meet and greet with the beloved Paw Patrol pup and superhero. Tickets online, Smithfield


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