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Rhode Island in winter: bumper cars on ice, hot jazz in Woonsocket, bring friends to crack the Escape Room

[fa icon="calendar"] Jan 4, 2018 8:16:42 PM / by Mary Lhowe

Mary Lhowe






Ice Bumper Cars in Providence, RI
What's more fun than bumper cars? How about bumper cars on ice? Slide and bump around the City Center Ice Rink at 2 Kennedy Center Plaza, Providence, in brightly colored, round cars. Riders must be 6 years old and at least 42 inches tall. Children 3 to 5 years old can ride free seated with an adult. Reservations are encouraged but not required. Open weekdays and nights from Wednesday through Saturday. Map




Sophisticated Jazz at the Inimitable Chan’s of Woonsocket

Since 1965, Chan’s Fine Oriental Dining on Main Street in Woonsocket has been a legendary place to take in a Chinese dinner followed by a close-up, live performance by masters of jazz, blues, folk, cabaret, and comedy in a sophisticated nightclub setting. Your host is John Chan, son of the founder, who greets and seats guests in family-style tables close to the best music to be found anywhere on the East Coast. Music is live and vibrant every weekend and some weeknights, including open mic nights once a month. Silk ties and high heeled shoes are right in style at this place of glitter, fun, and excellent music. 401-765-1900. Map.

300-escape.jpgYou Have One Hour at Escape Rhode Island in Providence

You’re heard about Escape Rooms. Get a few friends together and brighten up a winter afternoon while you test your collective ingenuity. Escape Rhode Island in Providence invites you and your friends to a challenging game in which you have 60 minutes to escape from a locked room. The only way out is to work together to solve the many puzzles, riddles, mysteries and games confined within the room. This location offers four themes: Ex Machina, The Study, The Gallery and The Mausoleum. Challenge your mind, work as a team, confound your senses and think creatively. Once you are in, there’s only one way out, so team up! 401-572-3889.  Map

Mary Lhowe

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