PROVIDENCE, RI – January 6, 2014– Known as The Creative Capital, Providence ( is living up to its name with a roster of winter events that
celebrate the city’s extraordinary culinary scene, innovative performing arts
culture and style. More information on some of the city’s marquee events this
winter is listed below:   

Now through January 18, 2014

Details: Guests are invited to “take a bite out of winter” and warm up at one of Providence’s red-hot restaurants during Providence Restaurant Weeks, now through January 18. Diners can enjoy a three-course lunch for $14.95 or a three-course dinner for $29.95 at one of the city’s participating restaurants. Rhode Island’s capital city is home to a lively and diverse culinary scene with options for any palette and budget. A complete list of participating restaurants can be found on the event's website.

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for more information.

January 18, 2014, 8:00 p.m. at Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium

Details: The esteemed Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra, under the direction of Larry Rachleff, will
perform one of Beethoven’s most popular symphonies on Saturday, January 18th
at the revitalized Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium (The Vets). The program will
also feature Hindemith’s Mathis der Maler symphony and Ravel’s Concerto, Piano
(Left Hand), D major. A special open rehearsal will take place on Friday,
January 17 at 5:30 p.m. Tickets may be purchased online anytime on the
Philharmonic’s website,, as well as by phone or at the Philharmonic box office at 667 Waterman Avenue,
East Providence, from Monday ‐ Friday 9:00 a.m. ‐ 4:30 p.m. 

Contact: Log onto or call (401) 248-7000.

January 19 – 25, 2014 from 5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. at the Providence Biltmore

Details: StyleWeek Northeast returns for Season 8 in Providence as this year’s event highlights 18 different designers displaying their Fall 2014 collections as well as an accessories showcase. Standing alone as New England’s premier fashion week, Styleweek was created in 2009 with the vision of connecting buyers and press with emerging design talent. The Accessory Showcase featuring local and regional accessory designers and boutiques is open to the public beginning at 5:30 p.m. daily throughout the week. Tickets for each night may be purchased now on the StyleWeek website and are available starting from $30 (1/22/14), $40 (1/20, 1/21, 1/23) and $60 (1/19, 1/24 and 1/25). 

Contact: Log onto or call (978) 551-5229 for more information.

January 30 – March 2, 2014

Details: Celebrating its 50th anniversary this season, Trinity Repertory Company presents the Rhode Island premiere of the elegant and deeply moving drama, Intimate Apparel. The official state theatre will offer 32 performances in total of this new American classic from Pulitzer Prize‐winning playwright Lynn Nottage that details the sacrificing of one’s dreams for a fleeting chance for love.

Contact: Log onto or call (401) 351‐4242 for more information.

Friday, February 7 – Sunday February 9, 2014

Details: The latest 2014-15 model cars, trucks, crossovers, vans and sport/utility vehicles will be on
display at the annual Northeast International Auto Show at the Rhode Island
Convention Center. The exhibition will be open on Friday from noon – 10:00 p.m.,

Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m., and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Tickets cost $10 for adults (ages 13 and over), $7 for senior citizens (ages 72 and over), $5 for children ages 7-12 and all children under six years of age are offered free admission. On Sunday only, all children under 12 years old will be offered free admission.

Contact: Log onto or call the RICC at (401) 458-6000 for more information.

Friday, February 13 – Sunday February 23, 2014

Details: The 5th Annual Providence Children’s Film Festival (PCFF) will take place from February
13 to 23, coinciding with the February 2014 School Vacation. For eight days,
the Festival will present the highest quality independent films for ages 3-18,
but sure to be loved by all. In addition to a lineup of features and shorts,
this year’s schedule will include an expanded program of post-film discussions
and, over the weekend of February 8 and 9, hands-on, filmmaking workshops for
ages 6 to 14. Contact: Log onto
or call The Providence Athenaeum at (401) 209-7585 for more

  • Rhode Island Spring Flower and Garden Show – Rhode Island Convention Center

Thursday, February 20, – Sunday, February 23  

Details: The Rhode Island Convention Center will be filled with beautiful gardens featuring all types of trees, flowering shrubs, annuals, roses and much more during the
annual Rhode Island Spring Flower and Garden Show. New this year, the Rhode Island themed “Vintage Gardens” will feature unique antique cars that will be
front and center in many of the gardens.

Contact: Log onto or call (401) 253-0246 for more information.

~ The Creative

is a vibrant and energetic destination boasting some of the country’s finest
educational institutions paired with a pulsating artistic landscape. The city’s
history of innovation, dating back to its founding father Roger Williams,
drives a strong sense of place and encourages residents and visitors alike to
view Providence as a leading arts and cultural destination. Providence
seamlessly blends the urban sophistication of a big city with the graceful
charm of a small town replete with internationally-acclaimed restaurants and a
thriving arts scene.  For more information, log onto

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