This week you can enjoy a charity walk, enjoy a surprise restaurant crawl, attend a discussion with Arthur Meyer and a jazz festival, celebrate motherhood, and more! If you have any events to recommend, feel free to drop us a line!
Sunday, May 4th
Walk to Cure Arthritis 2014, 9:00am
The Walk to Cure Arthritis raises funds and awareness to fight the nation’s leading cause of disability. The walk features a 3-mile or 1-mile course. Information will be provided about arthritis, and fun activities will be hosted for the entire family. Pet owners are encouraged to bring along their dogs!
Performance Exhibit: The Most Massive Woman Wins, 7:30pm
Challenging, brutal, and hilarious, four woman of varying shapes and sizes sit in the waiting room of a liposuction clinic. The women explore their perceptions of body image and reveal their experiences of dealing with weight issues through monologues, short scenes, and schoolyard rhymes. From painful childhood memories to frustrations with the opposite sex, these experiences both haunt and empower these women as they imagine their way to a new vision of themselves as beautiful and whole.
Tuesday, May 6th
Dishcrawl: Spring on the Hill, 7:00pm
Join Dishcrawl to explore three award winning restaurants in the Federal Hill Neighbourhood — but the restaurants are a secret! Ticket holders will be told where to meet 48-hours before the event, if you don’t buy a ticket, you won’t be able to find the event.
Wednesday, May 7th
Lippitt House Spring Social, 3:00pm
Join in the seasonal kick off of the Lippitt House Museum with a festive celebration. Take advantage of a special opportunity to explore the museum and grounds. Everyone is welcome!
3rd Annual Providence Rotary Jazz Festival, 7:00pm
If you enjoy jazz music, this is the place to be! Nationally known artists, Gray Sargent (Tony Bennett’s guitarist), Marshall Wood (Tony Bennett’s bassist), drummer Gary Johnson, Jim Porcella on vocals and, introducing Christine Fawson, on trumpet and vocals.
Friday, May 9th
Arthur Meyers: Salon at the Athenaeum, 5:00pm
Arthur Meyers, the director of the Middletown, Connecticut library will discuss his recent book publication, Democracy in the Making: The Open Forum Lecture Movement, as the fifth part of the “Cosmology of Conversation” series. Join in for a discussion of ideas, ideals, the history, and the legacy of the open forum lecture movement!
Saturday, May 10th
Pawtucket Wintertime Farmer’s Market, 9:00am
Don’t miss out on one of the last Winter & Spring time farmer’s markets in Pawtucket! Get your locally grown foods to enjoy for the week.
Listen to Your Mother, Providence 2014, 6:00pm
Join together in the RISD auditorium to celebrate motherhood — Listen to Your Mother will take you on a well-crafted journey that celebrates and validates mothering through giving a voice to mothers. The complexity, diversity, and humor of motherhood will be explored through original readings, performed live on stage.
Wilbury Theatre Group’s Beggars Banquet 2014, 7:00pm
The Wilbury Theatre Group Board of Directors invites you to the second annual ‘Beggars Banquet’ fundraiser. Tom Gleadow, local actor and cabaret director, and Kim Kalunian, a local news personality, will emcee the event. There will be food, drink, games, and live music!
Young Leaders Circle Spring Fundraiser, 8:00pm
When you were a kid, what was your favorite part of summer? The Young Leaders Circle thinks it should include going to camp, trips to the beach, or riding bikes with friends. Unfortunately, many Rhode Island children spend their days inside, playing video games or watching television. This childhood themed fundraiser will benefit United Way’s Hasbro Summer Learning Initiative, to give children a better summer.
Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra, Season Finale, 8:00pm
The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra will be celebrating the culmination of their 69th season by hosting pianist Alon Goldstein. Goldstein will perform Beethoven’s Piano Concert No. 1. The Orchestra will perform Strauss’ Don Juan and Ravel’s Daphnis et Chloe Suites.
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