Fall in the Ocean State features events that celebrate and educate about a beautiful time of your when the farms’ bounty is plentiful, the air is crisp and the foliage fiery, and there is a hint in the air of both new beginnings and our spooky New England past. Here are a few short-lived activities you might want to consider while making the best of your Fall in Rhode Island experience.
November 10-12: Rhode Island Comic Con, Providence. This carnival of all things comics, superheroes, and B-movie and -TV fame is one the state’s most popular events. Browse and buy comics, photos, clothing and artwork; attend seminars and discussions; sign up for meet-and-greet and photo ops with some of the most fun and notable names in the entertainment industry, including William Shatner, Sting, Gene Simmons, John Cusak, Lou Ferrigno, and dozens and dozens more.
Through November 25: Providence Ghost Tours, Providence. Guided, lantern-led tour through the darkened streets of the East Side, the city’s most historic district, will send shivers down your back. You’ll hear spooky stories of well-documented hauntings and unexplained phenomena, while visiting some of the historic scenes of the crimes. Depart from Prospect Terrace Park, Congdon St., Providence, 7 p.m., $20. www.providenceghosttour.com.
Through November 26: “Death of a Salesman,” Trinity Repertory Company, Providence. Fall marks the start of theater season, and Tony Award-winning Trinity Rep never fails to move us, decade after decade. This wrenching Arthur Miller play about the fading dreams of salesman Willy Lowman. This play is especially near and dear to our hearts because Miller set it in Providence. 201 Washington St., Providence, 401-351-4242, www.trinityrep.com.
Through November 26: Fall is ideal for the Sunday Bird Walks at Norman Bird Sanctuary, led by birding experts who will guide you through the quiet natural landscape, pointing out the dozens of bird species that call the NBS home. Bring your binoculars, but keep an eye out for non-flying wildlife too, during these two-hour walks. The tours are free and start at 8 a.m. from the NBS parking lot. 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, 401-846-2577, www.normanbirdsanctuary.com.