Our Recommendations for the Weekend of 3/2 to 3/5


Events going on in and around Providence this weekend.

Family Fun

The Manton Avenue Project Presents – Once Upon A Time

“Kids bring their favorite books to life in new play festival” at AS220 Black Box

Once Upon a Time: The Favorite Book Play Festival is the culminating production of The Manton Avenue Project’s PLAY-IT-AGAIN program, an afterschool playwriting course held at MAP’s Clubhouse in Olneyville. Ten 4th and 5th grade playwrights will each write a play based on or inspired by their favorite books and literary characters.

Music Time with Rebecca Zabinski

Henry Bear’s Park

Come make a joyful noise with us as Rebekah Zabinski hosts a melodious hour of music-making using a variety of instruments and hands-on activities. Rebekah’s extensive background in music will inspire young musicians to get creative and sing and groove to the beat!


Building Stories: Historic Houses and the Stories We Tell

Governor Henry Lippitt House Museum

A conversation about the intersections of house museums, stories, and cultural memory.

Three experts will discuss the ways in which historic houses are researched, narrated, and presented. Using 1865 Lippitt House–featuring one of the best-preserved Victorian interiors in America–as the example, participants will discuss archival material, research strategies, anecdotes, and artifacts.

This is No Drill Exhibition

U.S Naval War College Museum

“This is No Drill” features artifacts related to the events at Pearl Harbor including a metal fragment of USS Arizona, and a diorama by Robert D. Bracci titled, “Last Liberty,” which depicts a poignant scene on the evening of 6 December 1941, as many of Arizona’s crew prepare to go ashore for what will turn out to be their final evening of rest and relaxation.  Also on display is a Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve uniform worn by American Alex Cherry, and models of Japanese naval aircraft used in World War II.


River Whyless and Mail The Horse

Columbus Theatre

River Whyless, a baroque folk band, will be performing this weekend. Mail The Horse, a rock/grunge/country band, will be a special guest.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Trinity Repertory Company

In one of Shakespeare’s most beloved romantic comedies, four fantastic stories are woven together in a single fanciful night: the wedding of an Athenian Duke to his Queen; the comic misadventures of four lovers lost in the forest; an uproarious throw-down between the King and Queen of the Fairies; and the hilarious antics of a group of amateur actors. Trinity Rep’s production, set in a 1980’s high school dance, gets it all right — the longing, the lust, and the leggings.


East Meets West at The Providence Athenaeum

SALON: Gish Jen on her recent book The Girl at the Baggage Claim: Explaining the East-West Culture Gap. Gish Jen gathers stories and anecdotes in a provocative and important cultural study on the different ideas Easterners and Westerners have about the self and society.

Winter Wander at Neutaconkanut Hill

Neutaconkanut Hill Conservancy and the Providence Parks Department invite you to our wintertime ramble across the Hill with the best overlooks in Providence. This will be a great chance to take in the views before the leaves come out. Be sure to bring your camera. We will adjust our pace and our path based on trail conditions. If we are lucky, the Red-Tailed Hawks may be out building their nests.

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