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Vortex: Sci-Fi, Fantasy & Horror Film Festival
What better way to celebrate Halloween than with a weeklong horror film festival? The Vortex: Sci-FI, Fantasy & Horror Film Festival screens the best films from across the globe, including works from local filmmakers. Tuesday - Sunday. Various Locations, various times. More info...

Arcade Revival
Get your classic game on. For $10 you get unlimited play on old-school arcade games at Providence's Colliseum. Drawing from a pool of hundreds of classic 80's and 90's titles, Arcade Revival is a colossal arcade event featuring over 50 of the most memorable arcade games ever made. From famous hits like Galaga, Tron, and Asteroids, to legendary 90's fighting sensations like Mortal Kombat and Street Fighter III, this is not your typical pop-up arcade. Friday, Saturday, Sunday. 7pm. 180 Pine Street, Providence. More info...

Shanty Night
The last Shanty Night of the year is at Coggeshall Farm. Bring your instruments and your singing voices, because everyone is encouraged to take a turn leading the group in their favorite shanty. Friday. 6:30-8pm. 1 Colt Drive, Bristol. More info...

PARt
The Jamestown Arts Center presents PARt, a new performance piece that blends dance, music and art. Featuring choreography by Ali Kenner Brodsky, artwork by Cyrus Highsmith and live music by the Huntress and the Holder of Hands, this is sure to be a powerful performance. Friday-Saturday. 18 Valley Street, Jamestown. More info...

Women’s Wellness Day
For the tenth year, Women’s Wellness Day welcomes guests to hear from a panel of experts on topics of women’s health and shop from local artisans. This year, Good Morning America contributor and bestselling author Tory Johnson will be on hand to sign copies of her book. Saturday. 950 North Quidnessett Road, North Kingstown. More info...

UnBOOlievable Festival
Dress your little goblins in their Halloween costumes for UnBOOlievable Festival an afternoon of trick or treating, carousel riding, food trucks, and more at Carousel Village. Saturday. Roger Williams Park, Providence. More info...

Halloween Iron Pour
There’s nothing quite like the Halloween Iron Pour at the Steel Yard, where 2,500 pounds of molten hot iron are poured for an amazing fiery display. Saturday. 27 Sims Avenue, Providence. More info...

Kevin Meaney

Comedian Kevin Meaney makes his way back to RI for a night of comedy at B. Pinelli’s that will leave you in stitches. Saturday. 8pm. 736 North Broadway, East Providence. More info...

HP Lovecraft Walking Tours
Hosted by the Rhode Island Historical Society in conjunction with the 9th Annual Vortex Film Festival see the city through the eyes of fantasy and horror author H.P. Lovecraft. Lovecraft’s own words will guide you through the historic neighborhood that shaped the world of his Cthulhu mythos. Saturday - Sunday. 12-1:30 pm. 52 Power Street, Providence. More info...

Autumn Tour Weekend

Tour historic Kenyon’s Grist Mill, savor clam cakes and chowder and kayak down the Queen’s River at Autumn Tour Weekend. Saturday - Sunday. 21 Glen Rock Road, West Kingston. More info...

6th Annual Citizens Bank Pell Bridge Run
Lace up those running shoes because the 6th annual Citizens Bank Pell Bridge Run is coming up. Hosted by the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority, this is a four-mile run/walk that benefits dozens of local charities. Sunday. 7:15-9:30am. Claiborne Pell Bridge, Newport. More info...