Our Recommendations for the Weekend of 2/23 to 2/26

Events going on in and around Providence this weekend.

Family Fun

Terrarium Night at The Empowerment Factory

Looking for a fun family event for school vacation week? Gather your family for a special night out creating your very own personalized terrarium!No worries if you don’t have a green thumb – Blooming Artisan’s party instructor will lead you through, step-by-step.All tools and materials will be provided for you.

Museums

Intermission Exhibition – RISD Museum

A temporary pause in a performance, a break from business as usual.

During the renovation of the Museum’s European Galleries, select works from the 1100s through the 1800s are on view in this open-storage presentation, offering opportunities for chance encounters and unintentional juxtapositions.

Theatre/Performance

Our Country’s Good

Featuring members of the Brown/Trinity Rep M.F.A. Acting class of 2017.

In the first Australian penal colony, a group of convicts mounts a play for their guards. The play rehearsals incite the convicts’ struggle to reclaim their dignity in light of a homeland that has abandoned them. Our Country’s Good is a captivating exploration of the purpose of art and the resilience of the human spirit.

Ill Seen Ill Said

Wilbury Theatre Group

By Samuel Beckett, adapted by Erik Ehn-Ill See Ill Said is a late work from Samuel Beckett that paints a haunting picture of an old woman alone in a cabin, who watches the evening and the morning star and ventures out chiefly to visit a grave. In prose of great poetic beauty, which the author translated from his original French text Mal vu mal dit in 1982, Beckett returns to the imagery of the Old and New Testaments to speculate on the great questions of human existence.

America Rising: The Arts of the Gilded Age

Presented by Providence Public Library and 217 Films

You will not want to miss “America Rising -The Arts of the Gilded Age”…an exciting and enlightening look at America through the eyes of its most creative citizens.

Miscellaneous

Mardi Gras Celebration

The Cajun & Zydeco Mardi Gras Ball returns for its 25th year at Rhodes on the Pawtuxet.Featured bands include Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys, Roddie Romero and the Hub City All Stars, and Corey Ledet and His Zydeco Band. There will be a cash bar and Cajun & Creole cuisine by  Chili Brothers Food Company.

The Future of Public Libraries

The Providence Athenæum in partnership with Providence Public Libraries

For nearly 5,000 years libraries, both public and private, have been founded, built, destroyed, and rebuilt. Rich Reyes-Gavilan, Executive Director of the Washington, DC Public Library System, joins Jack Martin, Executive Director of the Providence Public Library, in conversation about the changing nature of the library in the 21st century and how it will help shape our futures. “Libraries are not their buildings,” but “engines of human capital.”

 

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