Special event listings


Newport Daffodil Days Festival, through April 23, Newport. Road races, Daffy Dressed Doggie parade,Easter Sunday Tour de Jonquilles bike ride, Dabbling & Doodling on Cliff Walk, NewportFILM Earth Day garden party and film screening, Sidewalk Parade of Hope and BBQ, Driving Miss Daffodil Car Rally & Classic Car Display. www.NewportDaffyDays.com

AC2, an intimate evening with Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen, "Deep Talk and Shallow Tales, April 29, 8 p.m., Providence Performing Arts Center, 220 Weybosset St., Providence. ppacri.org, 401-421-2787

Portuguese Language Day, May 4, 9 a.m., Jackson Arts Center (H-Building), BCC Fall River Campus, 777 Elsbree St. BCC LusoCentro presents celebration of culture/ history of Portugal and Azores though stories, music, food. Free, open to public. 508-678-2811 ext. 2091, carlos.almeida@bristolcc.edu

Throwback Tales: A Retro Spectacle, May 4 to 12, Oberon, 2 Arrow St., Harvard Square, Cambridge. Boston Circus Guild production. 18+. americanrepertorytheater.org, 617-547-8300, cluboberon.com

Cinco de MEOW, May 6, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Seven Arrows Farm, 346 Oak Hill Ave., Attleboro/Seekonk line. Fundraiser for nonprofit Mass. Feline Intervention Alliance rescue. Vendors, handmade crafts, animal communicator, tarot card readers, games, food, bake sale, raffle, white elephant sale, face painting, kiss-a-kitty booth, MA-F.I.A. T-shirts for sale. www.mafiacatgroup.org

Stand-Up for Families, May 12, 6 to 10 p.m., Highland Country Club, 104 Mechanic St., Attleboro. Featuring mentalist and mind reader Christopher Grace, served hot Italian buffet dinner, raffles, cold hors d'oeuvres, cash bar. $25 per person/$190 reserved table of eight. To purchase, email resourcedev1@gmail.com. All tickets must be bought in advance for pickup at door. Proceeds support Robbins Charitable Fund.

Girls Night Out The Show, May 12, 8 p.m., Stadium Theatre, 28 Monument Square, Woonsocket. $26, $31, $36. 401-762-4545, www.stadiumtheatre.com

IMOMSOHARD, July 22, 7 p.m., The Vets, 1 Avenue of the Arts, Providence. Mom's Night Out: Summer Break Tour. Starting at $35.75 (plus applicable service charges). For ages 18 and older. TheVetsRI.com, 401-421-2787

The Illusionists, Jan. 19 to 21, Providence Performing Arts Center, 220 Weybosset St., Providence. 401-421-2787, www.ppacri.org


Off The Beaten Path Hike, April 21 and 28, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Borderland State Park, 259 Massapoag Ave., North Easton. 3- to 4-mile informative/recreational hike; easy to moderate difficulty. For adults, older children. Meet at Visitor Center. Rain cancels. Free, parking fee $5 per car. 508-238-6566, www.FriendsofBorderland.org

Early Morning Birds, Tuesdays, through April 25, 7 to 8:30 a.m., Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary, 108 North St. Norfolk. Morning stroll with Doug Williams and/or Jack Lash. All levels welcome. $8 members, $10 nonmembers per person per session. Pre-registration required. Call 508-528-3140, email stonybrook@massaudubon.org, fax 508-553-3864, or in person.

Birding on the Blackstone, April 23, 8 a.m., Blackstone River State Park, I-295 north Visitor Center, Lincoln, R.I. Kickoff for spring birding walks. 508-234-4242, www.blackstoneheritagecorrdior.org

Eye On The Sky: Astronomy Day, April 29, Barrington Town Hall lawn, County Road, Route 114, Barrington. Solar viewing 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. Night viewing begins about 7:30 p.m. Weather-dependent, no rain date. Check www.assne.org for cancellation. Presented by Astronomical Society of Southern New England.

Finish Line Festival, April 30, 11:30 a.m., Artesani Park, Soldiers Field Road, Brighton. Free. Complements 35th Run of the Charles paddling race. Live music, raffles, food, vendors. www.charlesriver.org, 508-698-6810

Wednesday Morning Bird Walks, through end of June, 9 to 11 a.m., various RI locations. Free walks with naturalist Laura Carberry. Visit Audubon website, asri.org, or Facebook Page for location, or email lcarberry@asri.org

Spontaneous Explorations, Stony Brook, 108 North St., Norfolk. Call to be put on list for snowshoeing/birding excursions. Beginners, experts welcome. $6 members, $9 nonmembers per person. 508-528-3140

Nature Trail and Cranberry Bog, Behind Bass Pro Shops, Patriot Place, Foxboro. Half-mile scenic walking trail open daily from dawn till dusk. Trail features a wide variety and high concentration of wildlife and plant life. Free


Newport Secret Garden Tours, June 16 to 18, historic Point section; Sept. 8 to 10, prestigious gardens and properties. Self-guided walking tours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; tickets good for any or all days. $20 for advance online sales. Proceeds benefit art education, cultural programs in Aquidneck Island public schools. www.secretgardentours.org, Facebook: www.facebook.com/SecretGardenTours

Ames Mansion tours, Borderland State Park, Massapoag Avenue, Easton. Various themes. Free. 508-238-6566, www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dcr/massparks/programs-and-events/events/

Old Slater Mill Museum and Site Tours, 7 Roosevelt Ave, Pawtucket. Led by interpreters. Self-guided walkers also welcome. 401-725-8638 ext.100, slatermill.org


Belize and the Mayan Ruins, April 25, 3 p.m., Wingate Residences at Norton, 190 Mansfield Ave. With historical speaker/adventurer Dana Zaiser. Free, open to public, space limited. More info/RSVP: 508-285-3355.


Suzanne Buffam, April 20, 12:30 p.m., Faculty Dining Room, Emerson Dining Hall, Wheaton College, Norton. Poet reads from third book, A Pillow Book. Free. wheatoncollege.edu/arts

Valeria Luiselli, April 20, 5:30 p.m., McCormack Family Theater, 70 Brown St., Providence. Novelist will read from her work in Brown University's Writers On Writing Reading Series. Free, open to public. www.brown.edu/cw

Celebrate National Poetry Month Reading, April 23, 2:30 p.m., Forget-Me-Not Gallery, 67 Park Place, Pawtucket. Readings by R.I. State Poet Laureate Tina Cane, Galway Kinnell poetry contest winners. www.samaritansri.org, 401-721-5220

Mass Poetry Festival, May 5 to 7, downtown Salem. Nearly 100 poetry readings and workshops, small press and literary fair, panels, poetry slams, open-air readings. $15 general, $7 students and seniors, $10 service fee for workshops. www.masspoetry.org, 978-542-2376

Poetry Slam, May 19, 7 p.m., Attleboro Arts Museum, 86 Park St., Attleboro. Performance poets from Boston Poetry Slam and House Slam; open mic at 7, slam at 7:45. All-ages show; uncensored event, may contain strong language, adult themes, unfiltered ideas. Free, open to all. Reservations requested, not required; to save seat, or reserve three-minute open mic slot, call 508-222-2644 x10 or email office@attleboroartsmuseum.org by May 17. More info: www.attleboroartsmuseum.org