There are many great events to attend this week; the Providence French Film Festival continues, and we have a Ludovico Ensemble concert, screenings and discussions of several movies, a Giambattista Bodoni exhibit, a performance by The Providence Singers, and as always, the Pawtucket Wintertime Farmers Market. We hope you enjoy this selection of events, and if you have any special events to recommend, be sure to drop us a line.
Sunday, February 23rd
Providence French Film Festival: Asphalt Playground 12:00pm
Providence French Film Festival: The Last of the Unjust 2:15pm
Providence French Film Festival: Guilty 6:30pm
Providence French Film Festival: Bowling 9:00pm
Monday, February 24th
Providence French Film Festival: Populaire 6:30pm
Ludovico Ensemble Concert 8:00pm
Brown University’s Department of Music will present the Ludovico Ensemble Monday night at 8pm. The Ludovico Ensemble was founded in 2002 by Nicholas Tolle and promotes the music the European and American avant-garde movements. The ensemble will premiere two French works that feature the cimbalom: Mark Andre’s “AB I” and Yan Maresz’s “Sul Segno.” This program was made possible through the generous support of The French-American Fund for Contemporary Music.
Providence French Film Festival: Far from Vietnam 9:00pm
Tuesday, February 25th
The Loving Story: Screening and Discussion 6:30pm
“The Loving Story” is the last in a four-part series offered by the Center for Slavery and Justice at Brown. The film series is meant to mark the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s March on Washington. After a screening of the film, a discussion will be moderated by Africana Studies professor, Francois Hamlin.
Wednesday, February 26th
Pawtucket Winter Farmer’s Market 4:00pm
Local food in every season. The chickens are still laying eggs. The salad greens are so leafy and crisp. The onions and garlic are packing spice. The apples and squashes are getting sweeter by the day. Join us for the start of another 365 days of local food. Chefs and eaters, one and all, come enjoy all that grows in Rhode Island year-round!
Thursday, February 27th
Opening Lecture: Giambattista Bodoni Exhibit 6:00pm
The Providence Public Library will celebrate the 200th anniversary of the death of Giambattista Bodoni, one of history’s most important typographers and printers with an exhibition and opening lecture by the eminent typographer, Matthew Carter. The exhibition will be on display through mid-April.
“A Place at the Table”: Screening and Discussion 6:00pm
The Garden Grille, Wildflour Bakery, and the Grance present a community screening and discussion of “A Place at the Table,” a film documenting the issue of hunger in the United States, and offering solutions toward ending the hunger struggle of 50 million Americans each year.
Saturday, March 1st
Pawtucket Winter Farmer’s Market 9:00am
Providence French Film Festival: Laurence Anyways 2:15pm
The Providence Singers Perform Haydn and Mozart 8:00pm
The Providence Singers present Christine Noel, directing three substantive pieces of the classical era by Joseph Haydn & Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart by a chamber orchestra and soloists. Joining the Providence Singers are soloists soprano Teresa Wakim, mezzo-soprano Emily Marvosh, tenor Greg Zavracky, & baritone Nicholas R. Laroche.
(Photo via: Seaside Stitches, Tina Craig, 2013 )