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It’s a Packed Weekend in Providence!

Chinese dragon performance. Photo by Jeffrey Stolzberg.

Chinese dragon performance. Photo by Jeffrey Stolzberg.

The energy level kicks up a notch in downtown Providence every fall, and this weekend is no exception. Fill your weekend with concerts, block parties, plays, and athletic events without leaving the neighborhood!

Friday, September 23rd

Saturday, September 24th

  • Enjoy seasonal brews, German food and live Bavarian music during the two-day International Oktoberfest at the Alex and Ani City Center. Buy tickets for session 1 or session 2.
  • Stop by the Downcity Design Block at Grant’s Block from 3-6 PM.
  • Experience a full WaterFire lighting on the Providence River! Sunset is at 6:38 PM, and the lighting begins at 6:53 PM. Chinese Culture Night at WaterFire will include Chinese music, dance, cultural performances, and display tents.

Sunday, September 25th

Ongoing events

  • Wicked is playing at PPAC through October 8th! This weekend, catch performances at 8 PM on Friday, September 23rd, at 2 PM and 8 PM on Saturday, September 24th, and at 1 PM and 6:30 PM on Sunday, September 25th.
  • See Beowulf: A Thousand Years of Baggage, a rock-n-roll retelling of the famous story, directed by Curt Columbus at Trinity Rep. It runs through October 9th. This weekend, shows are at 7:30 PM on Friday, September 23rd, and at 2 PM and 7:30 PM on Saturday, September 24th and Sunday, September 25th.
  • Shop at the Providence Flea in its new location! Open every Sunday, 10 AM to 4 PM, on the corner of Friendship and Chestnut streets.