Our Recommendations for the Weekend of 4/20 to 4/23

Events going on in and around Providence this weekend.

Family Fun

 The New England Family Fun Festival

New England Families will be able to see a wide range and assortment of family oriented performers including: magicians, story tellers, artists, family bands, gymnastic and dance performers all in one place. The New England Family Fun Festival will bring together a rich cultural tapestry of Rhode Island’s cultures in live performance featuring singing and dance that is sure to leave families wanting more.

Children’s Films

The Providence Athenaeum

Each Saturday morning, the Children’s Library will show short films based on children’s picture books. It’s the perfect chance to enjoy a morning activity and select your books for the week ahead! Free and all are welcome! Drop in, no RSVP needed.

Museums/Galleries

The Split

Hosted by GRIN

What unites the works in The Split is more “how” the artists arrived to them than “what” they purport to represent —this exhibition hence rejects the thematic or the illustrational while still aspiring to address our contemporary condition. Amanda Schmitt is a curator based in New York City, and the director of programming of UNTITLED, Miami Beach and San Francisco.

Naomi Campbell – Edacity

Presented by Yellow Peril Gallery

Edacity features an installation comprising sculptures, wall pieces, metal, glass, and video, where Campbell’s use of light projection on sculptural elements creates an immersive spatial setting. The mobile sculpture Damocles’ Sword hangs from the ceiling like a chandelier or centerpiece alluding to concerns about modern day food experimentation technology and its effect on the individual. Fragments of mirrors and glass alter the viewer’s perception of reality furthering the biological/technological immersive experience.

Providence Art Club Opening Reception

Join the Providence Art Club on Sunday for opening receptions to celebrate two exciting new exhibitions. Refreshments will be served and the artists will be on hand to discuss their work. On view in the Maxwell Mays and Mary Castelnovo Galleries: collage artist Priscilla Foley Blackman, jewelry artist Nina Briggs, and encaustic artists Angel Dean and Nancy Whitcombwill exhibit together in the show Four Explore. On view in the Dodge House Gallery: mixed media artists Nancy Gaucher-Thomasand Mimo Gordon-Riley will exhibit together in the show Opposing Marks.

Theatre/Performance/Music

The Ballroom Thieves and Avi Jacob

The Columbus Theatre

Enjoy the music from the band Ballroom Thieves and Avi Jacob, both from folksinger from Boston.

Miscellaneous

Last Providence Spring Flea Market

Providence Winter and Spring Flea Markets are open on the second and fourth Sunday of each month. Local vintage and artisan/maker market with food trucks and live music.

New York Times Columnist Nicholas Kristof to Speak at RWU

Community invited to hear two-time Pulitzer Prize winner talk about “Moral Obligations and National Interest: Refugees in the 21st Century”. As the nation grapples with proposed travel bans and refugee restrictions, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof will visit Roger Williams University, urging us to remember the times when fear drove Americans to revile newcomers and reject those seeking refuge.

Friends of India Point Park 17th Annual Spring Clean Up

Meet on the parkside of the tunnel where the bike path goes under India St (in the middle of the Park near the shore) to help pick up litter, weeds, prune, mulch, and replant pedestrian bridge ramps with native, drought-resistant plants.

Free eats: coffee, snacks, and hard-earned pizza at noon!

Earth Day 2017 Spring Cleaning on Valley Street

WaterFire Providence is participating in the 2017 Providence Earth Day Spring Cleaning. We are going to be working on cleaning Valley Street (between Hemlock Street and Eagle Street).

Our Recommendations for the Weekend of 4/13 to 4/16

Events going on in and around Providence this weekend.

Family Fun

Fairy Garden Days

Roger Williams Botanical Center Gardens

Join a magical journey in the warmth of the Roger Williams Park Botanical Center to find the hidden gardens and gnome trails. Make a Fairy House, go on a Scavenger Hunt, play Moss Toss and other fantastic games, and enjoy the playful atmosphere. More than 100 Fairy Gardens will be set up throughout the Botanical Center.

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Our Recommendations for the Weekend of 4/6 to 4/9

Events going on in and around Providence this weekend.

WaterFire

April 8th Basin Lighting

7:15 p.m.
The fires will remain lit until 11:00 p.m.

Sponsored by the Hemophilia Federation of America. (HFA) is a national non-profit dedicated to assisting and advocating for the bleeding disorders community. HFA is pleased to sponsor the first WaterFire of the season on Saturday, April 8, 2017, in conjunction with the annual HFA Symposium, being held for the first time, this year at the Rhode Island Convention Center, April 6–9, 2017.

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Our Recommendations for the Weekend of 3/30 to 4/2

Events going on in and around Providence this weekend.

 Family Fun

PRINCESS & THE PEA TEA TIME: FOR KIDS

The State Ballet of Rhode Island welcomes spring as they present Phantomgreen Ballet Suite – based on the Hans Christian Anderson story The Princess & the Pea. Ballet dancers will visit tea time, followed by on stage photo. Light fare, tea, coffee and special sweets.

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Our Recommendations for the Weekend of 3/23 to 3/26

Events going on in and around Providence this weekend.

Family Fun

Breakfast with the Animals at Roger Williams Park Zoo

Marco Polo’s adventure brought him face-to-face with the exotic animals of the Silk Road, and so will yours! Start by dining on a hot buffet, then after breakfast you’ll join zookeepers that care for the animals of Marco Polo’s Adventure Trek in opening for the day; climb into the bear exhibit to prep the space for its occupants, get face-to-face with a camel, see the snow leopards, red pandas, cranes and takin get their first enrichment of the day, and experience the thrill of watching the Zoo come alive.

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Our Recommendations for the Weekend of 3/16 to 3/19

Events going on in and around Providence this weekend.

Family Fun

Coming to Rhode Island Exhibit

At the Providence Children’s Museum. In this exhibit you will take a time-traveling adventure and meet real people who came to Rhode Island from many different countries. Hear their stories and find out why they came, what they brought and how they changed the Ocean State.

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Our Recommendations for the Weekend of 3/9 to 3/12

Events going on in and around Providence this weekend.

Family Fun

Roger Williams Museum of Natural History and Planetarium

Located in the Museum of Natural History, the planetarium is a dome theatre which is only open during showtimes. Public planetarium shows are offered at 2pm every Saturday and Sunday. The Museum’s collections contains over one quarter million objects pertaining to natural and cultural history assembled from sites around the world.

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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!

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Our Recommendations for the Weekend of 2/16 to 2/19

Events going on in and around Providence this weekend.

Family Fun

Be An Engineer

This weekend in celebration of National Engineers Week, kids investigate the world of engineering at fun-filled activity stations with members of the Society of Women Engineers. Experiment with electrical conductivity, investigate the power of pulley systems, and more!

Bring Your Own Improv

Family Friendly Comedy Show

This interactive improv show welcomes voluntary audience participation!  You can participate in one of three ways: Applaud at a scene you like, yell out fantastic suggestions, or if you feel you’re ready, jump up and get involved with us on stage!!! 

Artists’ Exchange Family Performance Series

Families are invited to join for the Family Performance Series, perfect for all ages, from the young to the young at heart. This weekend is Tandem Tellers. As “Mrs. Frost” and “Lady Winter” Anne Marie and Cindy spin tales of snow, frost and hot chocolate.

Museums

The Chazan Gallery at Wheeler

Public Domains, a group exhibition of works by Sammy Chong, Elizabeth Ferrill, Robert Morgan and Brian Shure.

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Sweets for Your Sweetheart

Thinking about what treats to buy your sweetheart this Valentines Day?

Ignite Providence has put together a round-up of sweet stops around Providence for you!

PVDonuts – Providence

Providence’s first gourmet donut shop creates fun donuts daily, all house made and covered in delicious toppings! This valentines day stop in for one of thir coffee drinks and pick up some donuts. PVDonuts also offers vegan and gluten free options, along with delivery service.

Our recommendation for a sweet gift? The strawberry or raspberry glazed donuts!

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Ellie’s Bakery – Providence

This bakery doubles as a café, serving breakfawst and lunch aside their sweet treats. They have partnered with Flowers by Semia to make a one stop Valentines Day shop! Stop by to pick up Valentines Day essentials. Ellie’s also offeres year-round baking classes to teach others their baking secrets!

Our recommendation for a sweet gift? The Mon Amour cake, a mini treat with raspberry and lots of chocolate!

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Our Recommendations for the Weekend of 2/10 to 2/12

Events going on in and around Providence this weekend.

Family Fun

Wild Art

Each class will include a visit to the focus animal, where students will observe the animals’ unique adaptations and form before returning to the classroom to create their works of art.

Heart Smart

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with heart healthy activities. Kids test their heart rates, learn about the anatomy of a heart, and more.

Museums

Mimi Cabell & Lindsay Foster Two Person Exhibit

One Makes an Instrument of Themselves, and is Estranged Also is a interdisciplinary exhibition focused on the word manage, and other words that contain its root — man — to manipulate, to mandate, to manufacture.

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Our Recommendations for the Weekend of 11/17 to 11/20

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. Continue reading “Our Recommendations for the Weekend of 11/17 to 11/20”