Upcoming Events August 12-16

If you’re in town for this Saturday’s Clear Currents Full WaterFire, check out what else is happening this weekend! There are lots of exciting events happening in RI for the whole family this week.

Wednesday, August 12

Clothing Optional: A Figurative Show: 5:30 pm Opening reception. “Clothing Optional” will feature works by a number of local, national and international artists, including: Jeff Bye, Ted DiLucia, Elizabeth Frank, Ted Gall, Kristy Goggio, Jeff Hall, Daniel Koterbay, Azamat Kuliev, James Paterson, Eleanor Rahim, Jeff Schneider, and David Witbeck.

Origami Workshop with Rod Nice: 6:30 p.m. Rod Nice (aka “Sensei”) is returning to the Providence Public Library to enchant us with his origami teachings…learn how to fold an Origami Rose in this special workshop!

Preserving Native Plant Knowledge presented by New England Wild Flower Society: Part of an ongoing lecture series for a presentation on the importance of human interaction with native plants and their habitats. We will learn about the many uses of New England native plants for food, medicine, and the creation of materials and household goods.

Thursday, August 13

KidInfo Storytime + Art in the Park: 10:30 a.m. Come to ART IN THE PARK, where resident creative genius Ricky Katowicz leads us into The Great Green Room! Here the stories of Margaret Wise Brown – such as Goodnight Moon, Runaway Bunny, The Important Book and others – will be transformed into magical experiences using all of the 5 senses! Katowicz will be hosting several guest artists to lend their specialties to the playful and rhythmic styles of Margaret Wise Brown.

Visiting Artist Program Workshop: 3:00 p.m. This workshop will present an overview of stained glass construction with the opportunity for participants to create a small piece of their own.

Armory Farmers Market: 3:30 p.m. Come check out the Armory Farmers Market and all of the fresh and local foods it has to offer! The market is located at the corner of Parade and Hudson Streets in Providence. Sign up for their Market Share CSA and we’ll shop for you, with a prearranged medley of fresh veggies and fruits from the farmers at the Armory Market waiting for you each week.

2015 Burnside Music Festival: 4:30 p.m. Join us every Thursday this summer for beautiful times in Burnside Park, replete with delightful bevs by Trinity Brewhouse, delicious food by Rhode Island’s greatest food trucks, casual jams by celebrity DJs, and, of course, the finest tunes Rhode Island has to offer, courtesy of a kaleidoscopic array of astounding musicians.

Gallery Night at Whitehorne House: 5:00 p.m. Enjoy Newport’s only Federal period mansion open to the public. Whitehorne House displays the most significant collection of Newport furniture in Rhode Island. Explore the design and craftsmanship of the colonial era inside the house before visiting the garden for refreshments. Free.

Movies on the Block: 7:30 p.m. The city’s only outdoor movie theatre is back for another season! Join us every Thursday from June 4th to September 24th at Grant’s Block for night of watching great movies under the stars in the heart of Providence. August 13: The Exorcist

Friday, August 14th

Blithewold Family Fun Friday- Kaleidoscope Theater- Goldilocks and the Three Bears: 11:00 a.m. Aside from a day at the beach, Blithewold’s Family Fun Fridays are the ultimate family-friendly way to enjoy an early summer afternoon. Bring a picnic, a blanket to sit on, and enjoy the show! Each week, dance and sing along with the kids to a variety of educational and interactive musical performances. After the performance from 11 to Noon, there will be a fun nature-inspired craft activity, face painting, and free slices of pizza (1 per person) from noon to 1 p.m.

As You Like It: Shakespeare Play: 8:00 p.m. Fleeing a repressive court, Rosalind and Orlando escape to the Forest of Arden, a magical green world where they can find freedom, love, and (maybe) themselves. “As You Like It” is one of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies, filled with song and dance, and Head Trick Theatre is performing it this summer against a living forest backdrop in beautiful Blackstone Field!

Saturday, August 15th

Broad Street Farmers Market: 8:00 a.m. Come check out the Broad Street Farmers Market, serving the local community fresh fruits and vegetables since 2002! Located at 807 Broad Street in Providence. The Broad Street Market also offers the Healthy Foods, Healthy Families Program!

Hope Street Farmers Market: 9:00 a.m. Join us for a morning full of fresh fruits and vegetables, local cheeses, seafood, meats, bread, coffee, and even some ice cream. Come with family and friends to spend a morning outdoors, meeting friends and farmers, and enjoying the abundance of RI farms.

17th Annual Newport Storm Luau to Benefit the Fort Adams Trust: 3:30 p.m. Aloha!! We’re back again to bring you the ‘island spirit!’ Get ready for this year’s 17th Annual Luau to Benefit the Fort Adams Trust! Saturday, August 15 3:30-9 p.m. at Fort Adams State Park. Get your hula on with live music, performers and more! Local food vendors will fill you up so you can dance and play the night away at the Game Pavilion and a visit to the merchandise tents is a must! And of course- who could forget about our varieties of Newport Storm Beer and Thomas Tew rum Newport Stormies and Mai Tais to help you cool off in the evening Newport sun!

Dot Air- Experimental Music Festival: 3:00 p.m. Dot Air is an experimental music festival celebrating sonic and performative experimentation that grows out of the skeletal remains of the American Industrial Revolution. Dot Air is hosted by Machines with Magnets and Blackstone Valley Tourism Council.

As You Like It: Shakespeare Play: 8:00 p.m. Fleeing a repressive court, Rosalind and Orlando escape to the Forest of Arden, a magical green world where they can find freedom, love, and (maybe) themselves. “As You Like It” is one of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies, filled with song and dance, and Head Trick Theatre is performing it this summer against a living forest backdrop in beautiful Blackstone Field!

WaterFire Providence Full Lighting- Clear Currents Event: Lighting time: 8:07 p.m. All Full WaterFire installations light up over eighty braziers from Waterplace Park to Memorial/South Main Street Park on the below scheduled evenings. Lighting occurs shortly after sunset and the event continues until half past midnight.  Clear Currents is the portion of the evening’s WaterFire lighting that incorporates 100 illuminated Japanese koi (fish) temporarily mounted on canoes and kayaks that registered participants will paddle up and down the river after sunset. The light from these brightly colored fish will beautifully compliment the 80 wood burning braziers installed on the river! Sponsored by Amica Insurance and Nortek Inc.

Sunday, August 16th

The Providence Flea: 10:00 a.m. Every Sunday, rain or shine, from 10 am – 4 pm, June 7 through September 13 on the Providence River Greenway, South Water Street (across from 345 South Water Street) in Providence, RI. (No admission fee). Featuring all the cool vendors from last summer’s Flea plus a slate of new vendors for even more one-of-a-kind Flea finds! Shop Local this season at the Flea.

Pints for Paws: 1:00 p.m. Saving Animals One Pint at a Time at Providence Animal Rescue League’s 6th annual “Pints for Paws“! Mark your calendars! Pints for Paws will be on Sunday, August 16th, at our NEW 2015 VENUE…PIZZA J in Providence (967 Westminster St.)! It’s the place to be for an enjoyable day of delicious food and drink, all to benefit homeless animals in need. You need to be 21+ to attend this event. Prepare to show proof of ID at the door.

Alex and Ani Sunday Jazz Series: 1:00 p.m. Attention jazz fans! Get ready to make your Sundays a little more musical with The Alex and Ani Sunday Jazz Series at Carolyn’s Sakonnet Vineyard. This fun series begins June 7, 2015 and runs every Sunday through August 30, 2015 from 1PM-4PM. We invite you to bring lawn chairs and blankets and visit Carolyn’s Café for a bite to eat and the perfect glass of wine.

As You Like It: Shakespeare Play: 8:00 p.m. Fleeing a repressive court, Rosalind and Orlando escape to the Forest of Arden, a magical green world where they can find freedom, love, and (maybe) themselves. “As You Like It” is one of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies, filled with song and dance, and Head Trick Theatre is performing it this summer against a living forest backdrop in beautiful Blackstone Field!

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