(11.2) Back by popular demand: Tour de Tentacle: Part V kicks off Saturday afternoon from the Arcade. (Facebook event.)
Inspired by the arcane writing of H.P. Lovecraft, this bike-based quest around the city of Providence will require you and your teammates to solve puzzles, fight (or help) monsters, and ultimately, to save the city from annihilation.
A collaboration between the Lovecraft Arts & Sciences Council and Confluence Placemaking, this event begins and culminates at the same place at dusk for a dark cosmic reckoning. There will be tentacles. There will be bikes (bring your own, plus helmet). And there will be beer (at the end).
For those who do not own a bicycle, DASH Bicycle Shop in Providence is offering half-off their rental fee (normally $35 — just $17.50 for Tour de Tentacle riders).
Take over the Arcade at the Tour de Tentacle Aftermath Party: 4:30pm to 6pm. All are welcome. (Facebook event.)
Immediately following Tour de Tentacle: Part V and its closing ceremonies, celebrate the salvation (or destruction) of Providence from evil Lovecraftian forces!
Tour de Tentacle, $10, 2pm, Saturday, November 2, Arcade, 65 Weybosset Street, (directions)