Love it or hate it, Valentine’s and anti-Valentine’s day events are going on all weekend. Grab your sweetheart or your pack of single friends and see what the greater-RI area has in store
Bad Rabbits have been around for a while but this is being touted as their moment to break out internationally, fusing rock and funk. The Met, 999 Main St, Pawtucket, 9pm.
themetri.com Feb 14
Be My Ally: The Upstander Play: Written by a collaboration of kids from Manton Avenue Project’s Tag Team Program and performed by adults, tickets are pay-what-you-can at the door in the Media and Arts Center at the Met School 325 Public Street, Providence. mantonavenueproject.org
Feb 14 – 16
Black Valentine’s Day Party: Whether you are single or in a relationship, love V-Day or despise the color red, join others in the celebration of Black Valentine’s Day at The Ocean Mist, 895 Matunuck Beach Rd. Wakefield.
oceanmist.net Feb 14
Brass Attack: Nine-piece brass dance band on Valentine’s night starting at 9pm The Last Resort, 325 Farnum Pike, Smithfield. Feb 14
Chocolate and Wine Stroll: Stroll to participating restaurants and receive beautiful wine and chocolates tastings. A great way to celebrate Valentine’s week! This event is a benefit for Stand Up for Animals in Westerly. Downtown Westerly at 6pm.
westerlychamber.org Feb 12
Chocolate and Wine Tasting Party at the Contemporary Theatre. 7- 9pm thecontemporarytheater.com Feb 15…
Cupid Ball: A Pink Tie Affair: The Center by The Blackstone will be hosting the Cupid Ball to benefit their annual Cherry Blossom Festival. Music, raffles and prizes from 5pm – midnight. 175 Main Street, Pawtucket. centerbytheblackstone.com Feb 14
The Dancin’ Feelin’ Valentine’s Day Ballroom Dance Party: Couples and singles welcome – all levels of dance. Wear red and be in a drawing for prizes. 8pm at the Dillon Council, 1675 Douglas Ave, North Providence. kathyandrandydance.com Feb 14
Dining at Aldrich Mansion: Spend a romantic evening over a four-course meal along with live music, in the historic Aldrich Mansion, 836 Warwick Neck Ave. Warwick, RI. RSVP at aldrichmansion.com Feb 14
Hotel Providence Valentine’s Weekend Package: A charming room in downtown Providence, breakfast for two, and valet parking as a nice getaway for you and your Valentine. Package deals are available at Hotel Providence. hotelprovidence.com Feb 13 – 15
Jazzy Valentine: Join Roy Scott and the Big Band for a show at Lake Pearl Lucciano’s. Playing hits from the swing-era, the concert venue will also include a cash bar and a dinner option at 6:30pm. The show starts at 7:30pm at Lake Pearl Lucciano’s, 299 Creek Street Wrentham. sharonbands.org Feb 15
Kool & the Gang: Spend your Valentine’s Day listening to R&B and funky sounds at Twin River Casino’s Lighthouse Bar 8pm at 100 Twin River Rd, Lincoln. twinrivercasio.com Feb 14
Lantern Tour in Colonial Newport: Looking for a little less romance and a little more history this Valentine’s Day? Join Newport History tours and be led through the streets of downtown Newport by a guide dressed in historical colonial attire. The tour will begin at 4:30pm at Brick Market Museum & Shop 127 Thames Street, Newport. newporthistorytours.org Feb 14
Laughter & Love Valentine’s Day Show: The Bit Players will be playing two improv shows this Valentine’s Day at the Firehouse Theater in Newport. The first show will be at 8:00pm and the second will start at 9:30pm. 4 Equality Park PI Newport. firehousetheater.org Feb 14
Love Is In The Air III is a Valentine’s Day show of Broadway love songs with a twist of jazz. 8pm at the Greenwich Odeum, 59 Main St, East Greenwich. theodeum.org Feb 14
LuLz! Comedy Night with Leslie and the Lys, Randy Bush, and Boone County Comedy Troupe: Leslie and the Lys began as an internet sensation for her website gemsweater.com. Leslie and the Lys is touring over the next couple months with Boone County Comedy Troupe and Dean & the Delilah’s. If you are looking for laughs this Valentine’s Day Head to AS220 at 9pm, 115 Empire Street, Providence. as220.org Feb 14 & 15
Martha Redbone Roots Project – Garden of Love: FirstWorks presents Martha Redbone performing sounds of funk and R&B at the Aurora (formerly Roots), 276 Westminster St., Providence, 7:30pm. first-works.org Feb 13
My Funny Valentine: After performances of Laughter on the 23rd Floor, Ocean State Theatre Co’s lobby will be transformed into a piano lounge equipped with drinks and late night appetizers. Attendance at the performance preceding the cabaret is not required. The lobby doors will open for the cabaret at 9:30 pm. The theater is located at 1245 Jefferson Blvd, Warwick. oceanstatetheatre.org Feb 14 & 15
Narragansett Towers Valentine Dance Bash: A night of dancing to R&B, rock n’ roll, and swing with Roger Ceresi and his All Starz at The Narragansett Towers. 7:30pm, 35 Ocean Road Narragansett. thetowersri.com Feb 14
Ocean House Dinner: Celebrate with a 5-star dinner in Seasons at the Ocean House. Ocean House chefs will take you through five palate-enticing courses, each highlighting the best of the New England bounty. 5:30pm Ocean House, Watch Hill.
oceanhouseevents.com Feb 14
Opera Providence Valentine’s Day Concert: As part of Blithewold Mansion’s Winter Concert Series, Opera Providence presents 2 special shows. 101 Ferry Rd, Bristol. operaprovidence.org Feb 14 & 16
Pete Seeger Memorial Concert: He spearheaded an American folk revival and spent a long career championing folk music as both a vital heritage and a catalyst for social change. Join John Fuzek, Bill Harley, Atwater Donnelly and others for a musical tribute at Sandywoods, 42 Muse Way, Tiverton. Sandywoodsmusic.com Feb 14
Stargazing: Every Friday night (weather permitting) the Frosty Drew opens their dome and telescopes. What’s more romantic than a night under the stars? 61 Park Ln, Charlestown.
frostydrew.org Feb 14
Sweetheart Dance at Mount Hope Farm: A night of dancing, cupcakes, and a cash bar for you and your sweetheart. 8-11pm, 250 Metacom Ave. Bristol. mounthopefarm.org Feb 15