Off The Block
Food Truck Fridays
Enjoy great food from some of the area's best food trucks, listen to live music, enjoy a brew from the beer tent, and ride the carousel. Every Friday night from 5 to 8 p.m. Carousel Village, Roger Williams Park, Providence. For more information visit foodtrucksin.com/carousel.
This illuminating, one-of-a-kind, 'gotta glow' Halloween hot spot returns to the Zoo to transform our enchanting wetlands trail with gourd-ly grandeur! Experience the glow of thousands of pumpkins, set in a magical display of artistry during this night-time spectacular. Admission charged. Nightly, rain or shine. Oct. 5, thru Oct. 31, from 6 to 10:30 p.m. Roger Williams Park Zoo, 1000 Elmwood Ave., Providence. For more information call (401) 785-3510 or visit rwpzoo.org.
Lanterns and Legends Tours of the Old Jail
Guides will share local stories of brazen murders, gruesome executions, and supposed vampires as they show grim artifacts not usually on display. Learn about South County's ties to Halloween lore, including a connection to the Salem 'witch craze' of 1695, the efforts of one local woman to raise the dead, and the vampire hysteria that swept across the region and affected local families. Tours at 7 and 8 p.m.; advance ticket purchase required. Friday, Oct. 20 and Saturday, Oct. 21, Begins at 7 p.m. Old Washington County Jail, 2636 Kingstown Road, South Kingstown. For more information call (401) 783-1328 or visit southcountyhistorycenter.org.
H.P. Lovecraft: A Literary Life Walking Tour
In commemoration of the 127th anniversary of Providence native H.P. Lovecraft's birth, this tour will give participants an opportunity to see Providence through the legendary author's eyes, as passages from his work are connected with locations around the East Side. $10; space limited; reservations recommended. Saturday, Oct. 21 and Sunday, Oct. 22, Begins at 1 p.m. John Brown House, 52 Power Street, Providence. For more information call (401) 273-7507 x360 or visit rihs.org.