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New Years Eve Eve | Dec 30


WBRU’s New Years Eve Eve: Gypsy punk band Gogol Bordello rings in the New Year a day early. 8pm, Lupo’s, 79 Washington St, PVD. $
Prince Tribute by The Purple Xperience: Prince’s music still lives on. Original member of Prince and the Revolution Matt Fink recreates the music, feel and appearance of Prince in his heyday. 8pm, Stadium Theatre, 28 Monument Sq, Woonsocket. $


Holiday Lantern Tour: Got some yearning for the snows of yesteryear? Take a stroll with the Newport Historical Society and learn how early Rhode Islanders recognized and celebrated the holidays. 4pm, Brick Market Museum and Shop, 127 Thames St, Newport. $


NYE with Ben Bailey from Cash Cab: There are hundreds of events going on in RI this season, but only one that stars Cash Cab star Ben Bailey. 7:30 – 9:30pm, Comedy Connection, 39 Warren Ave, East Providence. $

New Years Eve | Dec 31

Figidini Wood Fire Eatery: Along with food and libations there will be music and New Year’s Trivia with prizes. Starts at 6:30pm.  $$$
Southern Style NYE At GPub: Savor a southern BBQ buffet from 7 – 9pm featuring a pig roast, ribs, brisket, pulled pork, chicken & waffles and more. Then kick off the New Year with a festive DJ, a chance for a grand ski getaway for 2, a midnight toast, a photo booth and games until 2am. 100 Dorrance St, PVD. Tickets at $
NYE Under The Stars:  See and be seen at a celestial New Year’s Eve celebration on PVD’s only rooftop restaurant and lounge. Sip a glass of complimentary champagne, enjoy wood fired pizzas and gourmet appetizers, a dessert buffet and specialty cocktails. 8pm – 2am. 100 Dorrance St, PVD. Tickets at $$
Old Downcity Glamour: Another event hosted at The Ballroom at the Providence G. Raw bar buffet specialty cocktails and a dessert buffet. 8pm 100 Dorrance St, PVD. Tickets available online. $$
Riviera: Entertainment and more … at the Riviera Restaurant in East Providence. 580 North Broadway, PVD $$
Malted Barley: Masquerade Party. No cover, DJ all night. Take all the selfies you want with a backdrop and free champagne toast at midnight. 334 Westminister St, PVD.
Birch: Multi-course meal and paired alcohol experience … yes please! Birch is a modern American cuisine rooted in classical technique, made from the best of New England’s seasonal environment. 5 – 9pm. $$
New Year’s Eve Dinner and Countdown at Garde de la Mar: American cuisine fuses with French techniques in this four-course prix fixe dinner. Complete with New Year’s cocktails, champagne and wine list. Seatings at 5pm, 7pm, & 9pm. 86 Dorrance St, PVD. $$$
Spend it at Salted Slate: Get the fancy food experience complete with DJ, open bar, and raw bar with hors d’oeuvres throughout the evening. A limited 75 tickets are available for purchase at 7pm. The Salted Slate, 186 Wayland Ave, PVD. $$$
Monte Cara Restaurant: Various appetizers, live entertainment, a bottle of wine per couple and champagne toast. 532 Lonsdale Ave, Pawtucket. 8pm – 3am, $$
Skyline At Waterplace: Grand Opening! Dinner starts at 8pm. Bands playing all throughout the night and of course some champagne at midnight to end the wonderful night, or in some cases … start the night! 1 Finance Way, PVD $$
DownCity at Camilles: DownCity is a dance band featuring male and female lead vocals and a funky horn section. Paired with fine dining for a jazzed up time on the hill. 9pm – 12am. Reservations at $$


2nd Annual One Providence New Year’s Eve Ball: Join Mayor Jorge Elorza for a night of live bands, music and surprise guests. 9pm – 2am, 1 Sabin St, $$
Aurora NYE Party: Music and fine drinking will be happening. 276 Westminster St, PVD.
The Empire Revue’s New Year’s Bash: The Party Animal Show: Feeling like a palate cleanser after 2016? The Sparkling Beatniks provide sketch comedy while the Superchief Trio play live music. AS220 Main Stage, 9pm, 115 Empire St, PVD. $

Dusk’s New Yearz Eve: Ring in the New Year with a smorgasbord of local acts ranging from garage rock to blues/funk rock. 8pm, Dusk, 301 Harris Ave, PVD. $
Champagne and Stars, A New Year’s Eve Celebration: Party like it’s 1927 and you’re a mysterious millionaire. Dress up like Jay Gatsby or Daisy and enjoy live music, entertainment and champagne. Leonardo DiCaprio not included. 9pm, Whiskey Republic, 15 Bridge St, PVD. $
New Year’s Eve Dinner and Dance Party: World Premier Band at Twin River, mixing music of the ‘90s with today’s funk, dance and originals, plus NYE cliches such as dancing, buffet and the champagne toast. VIP tix available 8pm, 100 Twin River Rd, Lincoln, $$
Sparkle! New Year’s Eve at the Marriott Downtown: When your typical NYE celebration doesn’t have enough sparkle. Luxury accommodations, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, live music, comedy, dancing and a three course dinner menu. 7pm, 1 Orms St, PVD. $$
New Year’s A Night to Remember: Feeling like a more intimate, low-key NYE? Dancing the Dream Productions hosts this homey party, with traditional toast, catering and dancing until 1am. BYOB. 8pm, Common Fence Point Community Hall, 933 Anthony Rd, Portsmouth. $
One Pelham East’s NYE Party: Bump and grind into the New Year with dancing and live DJs, Abby Duren and house band Party Girl. 10pm, 270 Thames St, Newport. $
New Year’s Eve Gala at the Hyatt Regency Newport: Celebrate the end of 2016 in style with live music from Those Guys and a great view of the bay. For tickets call 401-851-3301, 1 Goat Island, Newport. $$$
New Year’s 10th Anniversary Celebration: Live music and dancing by Oscar Champagne. Local 121, 121 Washington St, PVD. $
Tight Crew and Mutiny Present Retro Rewind NYE: Ring in the New Year by celebrating years past. Three floors of retro games, food, drinks and DJs. 6pm, The Met, 1005 Main St, Pawtucket.$

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The Duke Robillard Band: Bring in the new year with some good old fashioned blues. 8:30pm, The Knickerbocker café, 35 Railroad Ave, Westerly.$
NYE With Ben Bailey from Cash Cab: There are hundreds of events going on in Rhode Island this season but only one that stars Cash Cab star Ben Bailey. 7:30pm-9:30pm, Comedy Connection, 39 Warren Ave, East Providence.$
Turkuaz Presents the Ball Drop: Nine piece powerfunk outfit from Brooklyn rings in the New Year with special guests Moon Hooch on Fri. Saturday they are joined by Kung Fu and West End Blend. Fête, 103 Dike Street, PVD. 8:30pm Fri, 8pm Sat. $
Party with The Sixties Band: Become absorbed into the authentic feel of the ‘60s – complete with outlandish attire, bell-bottoms, boas and beads. And let’s not forget the tie dye and peace signs too! 9pm – 1am. Sandywoods Music, 43 Muse Way, Tiverton. $
Through the Doors: Celebrate NYE with Through the Doors Band as they rock the House of Chan with the classic music of The Doors. Tix include show, dinner buffet, hats, noise makers and champagne toast. 9pm. Chan’s, 267 Main St, Woonsocket. $$



New Year’s Eve Overnight You can’t miss the party of the year at the Y! 7-to 12-year-olds can come on over and enjoy the safe yet fun evening of swimming, playing games and more at their local YMCA $

New Year Noisemakers at Providence Children’s Museum: Get your family ready for NYE by crafting shakers, popsicle stick harmonicas and other noisemakers! 11am – 2pm, Providence Children’s Museum, 100 South St, PVD.

New Years Day | Jan 1, 2017

Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concert: More celebratory than a glass of champagne…waltz into the New Year with the Rhode Island Philharmonic in this tribute to Austrian classical music. 2pm, The Vets, 1 Ave of the Arts, PVD. $$

New Year’s Revival: Detox from closing out 2016 strong, and retox in 2017 with Tap Room Yoga in Revival Brewing’s tasting room. Tickets include the yoga class, led by Giovanni, followed by your choice of one full pour or a tasting of Revival brews. Event begins at 5pm, yoga class starts at 5:30pm. 505 Atwood Ave. Cranston. $
Hangover Classic 5 Miler: Regretting that New Year’s resolution to get in shape you made the night before? Follow through with it the morning after with this picturesque race through Bristol! Registration begins at 9am. Guiteras School, 35 Washington St, Bristol. $




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