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Escobar’s Annual Corn Maze: You now have something to do on your day off. You’re Welcome. Thru Oct 31. Escobar’s Highland Farm,

“Fraternite: The French in Newport” A Two-Part Exhibit: This exhibit explores the French influence in Newport during the American Revolution. Thru Oct 31. Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St, Newport.


Scrabble: Nationally ranked champions have found themselves humbled at this event, but beginners and everyone in between are welcome. Don’t let the players who write dictionaries for a living intimidate you! 7pm, Julians, 318 Broadway, PVD.


Geeks Who Drink!: Trivia is competitive to begin with; sprinkle some geeks and nerds into the mix and you’ve got a battle royale! Hosted by JP Guinn from Geeks Who Drink, a homegrown touring pub trivia quiz that can cover any topic from celebrities in trouble to wordplay to bad TV shows. Winning teams get street cred, among other prizes. Bonus questions for free pints are sprinkled throughout the quiz. 7pm, Brutopia Brewery, 505 Atwood Ave, Cranston.


Mills & Mysteries Paranormal Investigation: Every Fri through Oct and Thu Oct 22 and 29, visit one of the most haunted places in New England for a Ghost Hunt with renowned paranor-mill investigators Carl and Keith Johnson and their associates, as they present a unique investigation of Slater Mill’s historic structures after dark. The Johnson bros have appeared on the television shows Ghost Hunters, The Haunted and Paranormal State. 7:30 -9pm, Slater Mill, 67 Roosevelt Ave, Pawtucket.


Hope & Main Schoolyard Market: Each week Hope & Main offers classes on different culinary topics ranging from home fermentation and pickling to composting and beekeeping. Hope & Main, 11am – 3pm. 691 Main St, Warren.


2nd Annual Mysterium: The Eternal Masquerade: A one-of-a-kind, arts-inspired Halloween odyssey like no other! Highly interactive and mysterious live performances combine to create a suspenseful literary expedition through the historical library. Guests discover clues on a quest to solve the evening’s mystery. Live art installations, theatrical and dance performances and an open bar will leave masqueraders utterly enthralled. Masks will be provided and black and white attire is recommended! 7:30pm – Midnight, Providence Public Library, 150 Empire St, PVD.


Goddesses of Rock Festival: All day, all ages, this two-stage event dedicated to female fronted bands of all genres is praising women whose music deserves to be celebrated. Featuring Contact, Anaria, Royal Street, Analog Heart, Seven Spires, V, Sorrowseed & more. Doors 2pm, Fete Ballroom, 103 Dike St, PVD.


Downtown Providence Living Tour: Tour 11 apartment and condo buildings, all in one afternoon! This fall, the Downtown Providence Living Tour will highlight several newly opened properties along with popular buildings featured on previous tours. Tour programs will include maps and suggested itineraries, guiding guests to walk or bike the route at their own pace. 11am – 5pm, Registration & Check-in at AS220, 115 Empire Street, PVD.

Union Station Brewery Oktoberfest: When a mug is your ticket and only 100 mugs are available, you know this’ll be an event to brag to all your beer-loving buddies about. In addition to the beer tasting, there’ll also be free food, prizes and live entertainment to accompany your brew. Union Station Brewery, 36 Exchange Terrace, PVD. See our story at

TUE 20

Adult Coloring: Don’t scoff like a frat boy. Whether you admit it or not, coloring is fun. Detailed coloring sheets and colored pencils are provided. 3 – 5pm, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St, Newport.

THU 22

Thoth Study Group: Don’t Fear the Reaper: Superstitions Surrounding Death and Darkness: Have a ghost story to tell, or want to just listen to other people’s experiences with the supernatural? This is the place to be! There’ll also be a slide show, Q&A, discussion, and a make and take a protective charm workshop to keep you out of harm’s way! 7pm. Mother Mystic, 179 Dean St, PVD.

SAT 24

Ah-mazing Halloween Party: Bring your whole family to this old-fashioned Halloween costume party at the farm! In addition to getting a $1 off admission to the corn maze if you dress up, there will be crafts and games for kids! Escobar’s Highland Farm, 133 Middle Road, Portsmouth. Rain date Oct 25, 11am – 4pm.

Boo At the Zoo Family Overnights: Ever dreamt of sleeping with lions? Here’s your chance! Well, maybe not, but your child(ren) will have lots of fun dissecting owl pellets, getting hands-on experience with exotic animals and walking through the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular! Afterwards, fall asleep in the Education Center, and wake up for a morning zoo tour!  Roger Williams Park Zoo, 1000 Elmwood Ave, PVD. 6pm – 10am.

Trunk or Treat: Bring your own car, candy and kid (no, we don’t mean your baby goat) to this unique trick-or-treat. Afterward, sit back and watch a classic Halloween film with the fam. Rustic Tri Vue Drive-In, 1195 Eddie Dowling Hwy, North Smithfield, 6pm.

SAT 24 – SUN 25

Spooky Zoo: Experience the same zoo you know and love, except Halloween themed! Complete with trick-or-treating and spooky ghouls. **Only trick the treat stations if you’re looking for the fastest way out of the park. Roger Williams Park Zoo, 1000 Elmwood Avenue, PVD.

SUN 25

The Original Southern New England Rock ‘n’ Roll Collector’s Convention: If you’re a vinyl junkie, this is the place to be. With almost 50 tables of dealers from all over New England with thousands of records, CD’s, and a bunch of other rock and roll memorabilia to choose from, you’ll make other collectors green with envy soon enough! 10am – 3pm. Ramada Hotel Seekonk, 213 Taunton Ave, Seekonk, Mass.

WED 28

Historic Ghost & Vampire Tour: Learn about the haunted past of the Pawtuxet Village. Door and raffle prizes along with some complimentary beer or wine. Contact Chris Allen ahead of time for tickets or purchase at O’Rourke’s, (401) 374- 2835, 6 – 9pm, O’Rourke’s, 23 Peck Ln, Warwick.

THU 29

An Evening of Ghost Stories & New England Legends: Are you afraid of the dark? You will be! Come for a night of haunting history and scary tales from across New England told by the leading authorities on spooks and legends. Set to the eerie photography of Frank Grace, this theatrical performance by Jeff Belanger, Carl Johnson, Tim Weisberg and Andrew Lake may just make you a believer! 7:30pm, Stadium Theatre, 28 Monument Sq, Woonsocket.

FRI 30

The Dancing Feeling Halloween Ballroom Dance: If you think Halloween could use a little less scares and a little more dancing, get ready for this costume-friendly dance class. You may even win a prize for best costume! 8 – 11pm, The Dancing Feeling, 2429 Post Road, Warwick.

Mysterium: The Eternal Masquerade: This suspenseful literary expedition will take participants through the PVD Public Library, witnessing living art installations, including dance and theater performances, that will each take them one step closer to solving the evening’s mystery. The grand reveal will include desserts, music and dancing to end the night. Providence Public Library, 225 Washington St, PVD. 7:30pm – midnight.

SAT 31

The Perfect Pumpkin Party: Do you need more pumpkin than your daily morning pumpkin spice latte can give you? Try your hand at pumpkin golf, pumpkin ring-toss, or pumpkin art! Maybe then you’ll satisfy those nasty autumn pumpkin cravings. 10am-3pm, Audubon Environmental Education Center, 1401 Hope St, Bristol.

KIDS Boo Bash: If you’re looking for some hands-on, imaginative fun to have with your family this Halloween season, check out the “witch crafts,” scientist’s experiments and eerie environments at the best museum for kids! 11am – 2pm. Providence Children’s Museum, 100 South Street, PVD.

Carousel Village UnBOOlievable Festival: Spooky carousel? Yes, please! Local crafters, artists, farmers and musicians, along with food trucks and a beer garden will make this the perfect haunt before sundown! 11am – 5pm, Roger Williams Park Carousel Village, 1000 Elmwood Ave, PVD. See our story on page XX

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