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Friday, February 10 - Sunday, February 12

Come enjoy a brand-new production of Shakespeare’s enduring tragedy, Romeo and Juliet presented by Festival Ballet Providence at 2pm at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium. With its familiar tale of star-crossed lovers, the ballet brings to life the ill-fated romance. One Avenue of the Arts, Providence. 421-2787.

Take a trip to Downtown Providence and come see The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time at The Providence Performing Arts Center at either 1:00 or 6:30 pm. Hailed as one of the most inventive broadway shows by the New York Post, this play is sure to reel you in.  220 Weybosset Street, Providence. 421-2787.

Friday, February 10

Get your inner detective on with the Artist Salon: Who Dunnit?  presented by The Providence Athenaeum at the Providence Athenaeum.  Acclaimed mystery novelist Jack Partridge joins Sam Coale, Professor of English at Wheaton College and author of The Mysteries of Mysteries: Cultural Differences and Designs, in conversation about the contemporary mystery novel. 251 Benefit Street, Providence. 421-6970

“We’re off to see the Wizard!” The wonderful Wizard of Oz is performing at 2pm at The Stadium Theatre Performing Arts Center, presented by Shining Light Productions. This production of the classic musical will include all your favorite songs such as “Over The Rainbow,” “Munchkinland” and “If I Only Had A Brain.” 28 Monument Square, Woonsocket. 762-4545

Saturday, February 11

Join Johnston native and America’s Got Talent winner Mat Franco at the University of Rhode Island’s Ryan Center to experience a magical and thrilling show. 1 Lincoln Almond Plaza, Kingston. 788-3200

Get your dancing shoes and celebrate with Providence Swings’ Bakers Dozen Birthday Dance. Beginner Lindy Hop lessons start at 7pm and enjoy live music from Rhode Island locals Superchief Trio. 85 Industrial Circle, Ste 4102, Lincoln.

Break out of the winter doldrums and join the junior League of Rhode Island and celebrate the 5th Annual Winter Sparkle from 7-9 pm. For the 5th year, Winter Sparkle will showcase the culinary talents of top local restaurants and caterers by serving up their signature dish for a food sampling extravaganza. 199 Hope Street, Providence. 453-0688.

Sunday, February 12

That’s just the way the cookie crumbles! Join the 5th Annual Spectacular Cookie Smackdown where only the finest bakers have been invited to compete for the title of very best cookie of Rhode Island. The best cookies in Rhode Island and ice cold Yacht Club Soda and New Harvest Coffee Roasters. 1005 Main Street, Pawtucket. 312-3850.


Romeo and Juliet, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the NIght-time, Who Dunnit, Jack Partridge, Sam Coale, Wizard of Oz, Winter Sparkle, Cookie Smackdown


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