Events going on in and around Providence this weekend.
FireBall– Thursday, November 17th, 2016
WaterFire Arts Center, 5:30 PM to 11:00 PM
The FireBall, a stellar celebration at the future home of WaterFire Providence! A glorious brilliant evening of Fun, Celebration, Entertainment, Dancing and Dinner! Featuring exciting culinary choices from Russell Morin Catering and Events and signature cocktails from Little Bitte Artisanal Cocktails. Please join us as we honor the many contributions of the Sharpe family to Providence and all Rhode Island.
A Christmas Carol – Friday, November 18th, 2016 to Saturday, December 31st, 2016
Trinity Repertory Company, times vary
Rhode Island’s family holiday tradition returns this year! Ebenezer Scrooge, a greedy, sour businessman, is infamous for his lack of Christmas cheer. When three ghosts pay him a visit, Scrooge is given the chance to examine his life. He is inspired to change his ways and is wholly transformed by the spirit of Christmas. A heartwarming tale perfect for the whole family. Join us for this classic story that will awaken your heart and rekindle your spirit.
Coming to Rhode Island – Friday, November 18th, 2016 to Sunday, November 20th, 2016
Providence Children’s Museum, 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Join the opening celebration of Coming to Rhode Island, a playfully reimagined exhibit at Providence Children’s Museum! Embark on an interactive time-traveling adventure through the exhibit’s transformed “time tunnel” to learn about Rhode Island’s immigration history. Explore an imaginative new gallery that highlights the story of an Irish immigrant who helped build Fort Adams, and join the Fort’s construction crew. And discover an array of intriguing hands-on activities that explore culture and diversity and encourage empathy.
Inventing Impressionism – Friday, November 11th, 2016 to Saturday, December 31st, 2016
RISD Museum, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
When the artists who became known as the Impressionists first presented their work in 1874, contemporaries perceived their innovative working methods and unconventional subject matter as a radical departure from accepted ways of art-making. This selection of paintings and drawings by artists including Paul Cézanne, Camille Pissarro, Berthe Morisot, Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Mary Cassatt highlights the Impressionists’ creative use of process and materials to represent contemporary subjects in a way that had never been done before. Focusing on the RISD Museum’s depth in this area, the installation features works on paper that are rarely on view—including Edgar Degas’s monumental pastel, Six Friends at Dieppe—and celebrates a recent gift to the Museum, Claude Monet’s A Walk in the Meadows at Argenteuil.
Lippitt Lab – Saturday, November 19th, 2016
Governor Henry Lippitt House Museum, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
What was life like for women and children in Providence’s Golden Age? Glimpse life in the Victorian era and learn about the role of women at home and in the community. The latest in Lippitt House Museum’s monthly series, the November Lippitt Lab offers something for all ages from a tea party and doll house furniture making to a comic format “etiquette manual” to an exhibit on the 100th anniversary of the Rhode Island Chapter of the American Red Cross.
50 Years of Art in Rhode Island – Friday, November 18th, 2016 to Friday, January 6, 2017
URI Feinstein Providence Campus Gallery, 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
To create a lasting legacy of Rhode Island art from 1950 – 2000 through educational programming, exhibitions and documentation. The mission of “50 Years of Art in Rhode Island: 1950-2000” is to honor Rhode Island artists who lived and worked in the community during the second half of the 20th century. This exhibit, presented in partnership with the Rhode Island Historical Society and Providence Inner City Arts, showcases just a few of the painters, photographers, and sculptors who helped make Rhode Island an inspiring and vibrant state. It also marks a milestone for the Rhode Island Historical Society in its effort to document and share the stories of these artists as part of an ongoing project of the RIHS collections.
The Final Voyage of X Minus One– Friday, November 18th, 2016 to Sunday, November 20th, 2016
AS220 Blackbox, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
“From the far horizons of the unknown come transcribed tales of new dimensions in time and space. These are stories of the future; adventures in which you’ll live in a million could-be years on a thousand may-be worlds.” These are the opening words of the classic, radio-era, science fiction extravaganza that was X Minus One. Counter-Productions Theatre Company invites you to join them on this final voyage into time and space.
Local Holiday Shopping
Winter Marketplace & Preview Party – Sunday, November 20th, 2016
Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum, 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Blithewold welcomes you to join us for our first-ever Winter Marketplace – where local traders, purveyors of fine goods, artisans and artists will be selling their wares in the Mansion and outbuildings. Enjoy a great day out with family and friends, and do some holiday shopping! Live music & cider will be served.
Meet Your Maker– Sunday, November 20th, 2016
Hope & Main, 10:00 PM to 2:00 PM
When our Schoolyard Market closes for the season we welcome you to join us indoors for our “wintertime” indoor makers-market! Meet Your Maker market features our Member companies and often times, a farmer or two. Market-goers enjoy a lively, bustling marketplace filled to the brim with delicious food and drinks!
Meet Your Maker is an opportunity for the community to take a peek inside Rhode Island’s food manufacturing economy. Our local “foodieconomy” is fueled by the relationship between food makers, growers, educators and the consumer. Here, market-goers can see these relationships in action – meet the makers themselves and learn what inspires these budding food entrepreneurs to charge ahead with their businesses.