Our Recommendations for the Weekend of 7/20-7/23

Events going on in and around Providence this weekend.

 WaterFire
Basin Lighting – Thursday, July 20th, 2017

Sponsored by the International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant.

Full Lighting – Saturday, July 22nd, 2017

Featuring WaterFire’s Community Paddling Event – Clear Currents.  Sponsored by Amica Insurance and Fidelity Investments.

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Our Recommendations for the Weekend of 7/13-7/16

Events going on in and around Providence this weekend.

WaterFire
Bastille Day Ceremony to Honor WWII Veterans – Friday, July 17th @ 6pm

In gratitude the Republic of France is awarding knighthoods in the French Legion of Honor to: John Dunnigan, Raymond Gillis, and Leo Héroux.

The ceremony will be performed by French Consul General Valery Freland accompanied by Rhode Island Honorary Consul to France Roger Begin in front of the Rhode Island World War II Memorial in Memorial Park in Providence, Rhode Island on Bastille Day, Friday, July 14th, 2017 at 6:00 PM.

Rose Weaver will sing The Star Spangled Banner and La Marseillaise. The Ceremony will conclude with a toast from a sabered bottle of Champagne presented by Robert Burke in honor of the RI veterans. Following the ceremony the U.S. Coast Guard Brass Quintet is doing a public concert. Continue reading “Our Recommendations for the Weekend of 7/13-7/16”

Our Recommendations for the Weekend of 6/29 – 7/2

Events going on in and around Providence this weekend.

 Art & Culture
Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story – Newportfilm Outdoors

Join us for this week’s newportFILM Outdoors screening… BOMBSHELL: THE HEDY LAMARR STORY.

Hollywood star Hedy Lamarr was known as the world’s most beautiful woman – Snow White and Cat Woman were both based on her iconic look. However, her arresting looks and glamorous life stood in the way of her being given the credit she deserved as an ingenious inventor whose pioneering work helped revolutionize modern communication. Mislabeled as “just another pretty face,” Hedy’s true legacy is that of a technological trailblazer. Free admission!

Pawtucket Arts Festival Fundraiser

Join us for the Pawtucket Arts Festival fundraising event on Thursday, June 29 from 6:00 – 8:30 PM at Machines With Magnets. Join us for our fundraising event, during which we will kick off an online INDIEGOGO campaign. You’ll be able to make a contribution the night of the event – or in the days following through this link which leads to our INDIEGOGO fundraiser page.

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Our Recommendations for the Weekend of 6/22-6/25

Events going on in and around Providence this weekend.

WaterFire
Saturday, June 24th, 2017 – Full Lighting

Sponsored by Cox Business.

Art & Culture
Providence Art Club Opening Reception

Join the Providence Art Club on Sunday, June 25 from 2-4pm for the Opening Receptions of three exciting new exhibitions. Artists will be on hand to discuss their work and light refreshments will be served. The galleries of the Providence Art Club are always free and open to the public. Please feel free to join this event and invite a friend!

For questions about any of these exhibitions, please contact Michael Rose at michael@providenceartclub.org, or at 401-331-1114 ext. 5.

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Our Recommendations for the Weekend of 6/15 – 6/18

Events going on in and around Providence this weekend.

Art & Culture
Gallery Night Providence

A fun to explore Providence’s Creative Scene. Art Bus Tours are FREE and leave every 20 minutes, 5:30–7:00 PM on every Gallery Night. No pre-registration is required. Tours meet inside the Regency (One Regency Plaza in Downtown Providence).

For details on which tours are happening this weekend, visit the Gallery Night website.

Spring Awakening

Extended by popular demand – now through June 17th!
The winner of 8 Tony Awards, including Best Musical – told by Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater through “the most gorgeous Broadway score this decade” (Entertainment Weekly) – Spring Awakening explores the journey from adolescence to adulthood with poignancy and passion that is illuminating and unforgettable. The landmark musical is an electrifying fusion of morality, sexuality and rock & roll that since its premiere has been exhilarating audiences across the nation like no other musical in years. Based on the 1892 Frank Wedekind play Spring Awakening: A Children’s Tragedy—banned in Germany for two decades after its publication–Spring Awakening challenges and thrills with a “shivery, sensual allure unmatched by anything in the theater right now” (the New York Times). Presented by the Wilbury Group. Click here for reviews, photos and more!

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Our Recommendations for the Weekend of 6/1 – 6/4

Events going on in and around Providence this weekend.

PVD Fest

Live music, dance, food, and visual art installations transform the city in a four-day, multi-arts take-over of public spaces, parks, and outdoor stages in the heart of Providence, Rhode Island. Providence is the Creative Capital and Mayor Jorge Elorza invites you to perform, create and sell with Providence’s own artistic talent. In its third year, PVDFest will expand to explore art education and public art installations, building on the success of the first two years of the festival.

For more information: http://pvdfest.com/

Music/Theater
Riverdance – The 20th Anniversary World Tour

The international Irish dance phenomenon is back by popular demand in RIVERDANCE – The 20th Anniversary World Tour. Drawing on Irish traditions, the combined talents of the performers propel Irish dancing and music into the present day, capturing the imagination of audiences across all ages and cultures in an innovative and exciting blend of dance, music, and song. Of all the performances to emerge from Ireland – in rock, music, theatre, and film – nothing has carried the energy, the sensuality, and the spectacle of RIVERDANCE.

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Our Recommendations for the Weekend of 5/18 to 5/21

Events going on in and around Providence this weekend.

WaterFire

Friday, May 19th Full Lighting

Sponsored by Providence College: 100 Years of Light – Celebrating a Century of Values that Endure

Family Fun
Wild Art Children’s Classes at Roger Williams Park Zoo

Join artist and educator Eric Fulford as he returns to 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. Classes run select Saturdays through June 2017. Themes include Fuzzy Red Pandas, Giraffe Mosaics, River Otter Paintings, Camel Cartoons and Tortoise Sculptures. Continue reading “Our Recommendations for the Weekend of 5/18 to 5/21”

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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