Upcoming Events for the Week of April 27th to May 3rd

This week, you can enjoy craft exhibits, a poetry reading, a ballet, the New England Family Fun Festival, and the end of the SENE Festival.

This week, you can enjoy craft exhibits, a poetry reading, a ballet, the New England Family Fun Festival, and the end of the SENE Festival — don’t forget to attend a fundraiser, like Get Gored for Good! As always, if you have any events to suggest, feel free to drop us a line.


Sunday, April 27th

Providence Running of the Bulls, 10am

“Get Gored For Good!” Attend an event to raise funds for Amos House; the event is a run — with a twist! As you run along the two mile course, the Providence Roller Derby League will dress as bulls and chase you along the course. Celebrate surviving the bulls with an outdoor party, equipped with local food and live music.

CRAFTOPIA Spring 2014 Show, 10am

CRAFTOPIA is the areas premiere one-day craft show, with a reputation for festive atmosphere and the consistent quality of its vendors. CRAFTOPIA curates an eclectic mix of arts and crafts such as re-purposed clothing, original handbags, one-of-a-kind jewelry and accessories. In case that isn’t enough, there will also be a variety of food trucks outside.

The New England Family Fun Festival, 11am

The New England Family Fun Festival features live performances by musicians, dancers, martial artists, and gymnasts. There will be clowns, face painting, bouncy houses, and games — including prizes! There will also be opportunity for rich cultural experiences. This event is a great option for families on vacation, especially those on a budget.

SENE Film, Music, and Art Festival, 1pm

The day’s film screenings of the South Eastern New England Film Festival include a variety of short films and the documentary feature “The Bridgewater Triangle,” a film about the strange occurrences that take place in the triangular area between Abington, Freetown, and Rehoboth in Southeastern Massachusetts.


Tuesday, April 29th

Alonzo King’s Lines Ballet, 7:30pm

Alonzo King’s San Francisco-based dance company will visit Rhode Island College to share their talent in contemporary ballet. King’s works draw on a diverse set of deeply rooted cultural traditions, imbuing classical ballet with new, expressive potential.


Wednesday, April 30th

Pawtucket Wintertime Farmer’s Market, 4pm

Quilted Together Group: Show and Reception, 5pm

This show will spotlight “The Recovery Quilt Project” which was created by the Quilted Together Group. The Recovery Quilt is a collection of 100 felt squares, each created by a person in recovery or someone who has a loved one in recovery, due to a drug or alcohol addiction. Each square tells a different story: of a teen in recovery, thankful for a second chance at life, of a father reunited with his family after a long struggle, or of a friend, who’s life was cut short due to the effects of addiction.

Celebration of Art in Rhode Island, 5:30pm

Celebrate the 3rd Anniversary of Art Connection by celebrating all of the art that Rhode Island has to offer. Awards will be offered to three well-deserving artists and art organizations. Come out to help honor these recipients, and enjoy entertainment, refreshments, and a cash bar.


Thursday, May 1st

Philip Levine Poetry Reading, 7pm

Philip Levine is the former Poet Laureate, and will be visiting the Moses Brown school. He will read poetry to students during the day, and will have a reading for the community at night. Levine is considered one of America’s great narrative and urban poets. His honors include the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the Wallace Stevens Award.


Saturday, May 3rd

Pawtucket Wintertime Farmer’s Market, 9am

Upcoming Events for April 20th to April 26th

This week features the SENE Film, Music, and Arts Festival, a performance by the Gryphon Trio, a show by Aerplaye Dance, a Bradley Wester gallery opening, and the New England Family Fun Festival, just to name a few!

This week features the SENE Film, Music, and Arts Festival, a performance by the Gryphon Trio, a show by Aerplaye Dance, a Bradley Wester gallery opening, and the New England Family Fun Festival, just to name a few! If you have any events you would like to suggest, please, drop us a line. To see more great upcoming events in the Providence area, be sure to check out our full events listing.

Tuesday, April 22nd

SENE Film, Music & Arts Festival: Documentary Short Films, 7:00pm

SENE screenings will be held at the Warwick Museum of Art; the days screenings include Soldier in Art: Arthur Szyk, directed by James Ruxin, Late Shift, directed by Sigrun Matthiesen, Lyon Housemuseum, directed by Kerry Gardner, and Who Did It? The Clue VCR Game, directed by Frank Durant and Tim Labonte.

Wednesday, April 23rd

Pawtucket Wintertime Farmer’s Market, 4:00pm

SENE Film, Music & Arts Festival: Music Docs, Music Videos, and Live Music, 6:00pm

This night of the SENE Festival is all about the music! Join us for music-centric documentaries, music videos, and live music. Narragansett Beer, wine, and snacks are all included in the price of admission.

The Gryphon Trio at Sapinsley Hall, 7:30pm

Rebecca Clarke, Charles Ives, and Maurice Ravel make up The Gryphon Trio. They have impressed international audiences with their dynamic performances and firmly established themselves as one of the world’s preeminent piano trios.

Thursday, April 24th

AIDS Project Rhode Island presents: Dining Out for Life

Dining Out For Life is a fun and exciting event in which participating restaurants donate a portion of sales for the day and night to AIDS Project Rhode Island. All you need to do is go out to eat at one of the participating restaurants on April 24th to help spread the word about HIV/AIDS in Rhode Island.

SENE Film, Music & Arts Festival: Limelight Party, 7:00pm

This night of the SENE Festival features an art exhibit, live jazz music, and the Limelight Awards. The Limelight Awards recognize leaders in the film, music, and arts communities of Southeast New England.

Friday, April 25th

SENE Film, Music & Arts Festival: Friday Film Screenings, 4:15pm

This evening of screenings will feature international short films, documentary shorts, the SENE American Showcase Narrative feature, comedy shorts, and horror features. All films will be shown at the Columbus Theatre.

Dark Matter by Meridian Project, 2:00pm

Dark Matter is a multimedia performance that explores cutting edge research in dark matter detection. Dr. Jeremy Chapman, a recent graduate of Brown University’s Particle Astrophysics Group, will discuss the latest development in dark matter research in combination with new music and video projections. The presentation will be complemented by the planetarium’s Zeiss star projector.

Saturday, April 26th

Walk4Wells Walk-a-thon, 8:30am

The Walk4Wells Walk-a-thon is all about YOU taking a walk to gather water, so that a young boy or girl doesn’t have to. The Walk-a-thon is a fundraiser to help Walk4Wells build wells in communities that desperately need them. This particular fundraiser will help build wells in Burkina Faso, a small nation in West Africa.

The Children’s Friend 5K Walk & Run, 8:30am

Join Children’s Friend and Panera Bread on Saturday to raise money for Rhode Island’s most vulnerable children through a 5K walk or run. There will also be live performances, arts and crafts, and food from Panera Bread!

Pawtucket Wintertime Farmer’s Market, 9:00am

Clean Day on the Greenway, 9:00am

The Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council is taking part in Providence Earth Day Spring Cleaning; local businesses will come together will come together with hundreds of volunteers to clean up the Woonasquatuket River and adjacent bike path. Projects include painting fences, weeding, mulching tree wells and plant beds, and ridding the river of debris.

The New England Family Fun Festival, 11:00am

The New England Family Fun Festival aims to bring a great time to every member of the family. The festival will feature interactive games, fitness, education and family fun, all in one. There will be live performances by dancers, musicians, magicians, and storytellers; there will be karate and gymnastics exhibits, clowns, face painting, dunk tanks, and so much more!

SENE Film, Music & Arts Festival: Saturday Afternoon Film Screenings, 11:00am

The afternoon screenings for the SENE festival will include short films from Hendricken High School, the young filmmakers program, the short film program, the animated short film program, the documentary feature program, and a filmmaker networking brunch.

Aerplaye Dance presents “In Full Flight”, 1:00pm

“In Full Flight” is a dance and theatre exploration of the wonders and worries of the modern frequent traveler. Featuring flying luggage, a tongue-in-cheek visit to the ‘golden age’ of air travel, intriguing in-air interviews, and the danced version of flying. This turbulent work is quite a ride, and following the performance, there will be a brief feedback period to benefit the evolving work.

SENE Film, Music & Arts Festival: Saturday Night Film Screenings, 5:00pm

This night of screenings for the SENE festival includes documentary features, LGBT short films, the American Showcase Narrative features, another short film program, the Regional Narrative Feature Spotlight, and a stand up comedy showcase.

DISCOurse #1: Pinup Opening Reception, 6:00pm

This body of work entitled DISCOurse, uses custom made reflective Mylar pegboard as the conductive substrate for other materials and objects such as smaller paintings, disco balls, digital prints, found photos, holographic tape, tube lights, pipe cleaners, leather, and chain to be attached and arranged.

Featured photo from the Animal Planet Gallery.

Upcoming Events for April 13th to April 19th

Coming up this week you can see acclaimed artist Sylvia Ann Soares take on the role of RISD’s first African-American graduate, listen to two piano concert options, attend a gallery opening, or take in a concert. As always, you can attend the Pawtucket Wintertime Farmer’s Market.

Coming up this week you can see acclaimed artist Sylvia Ann Soares take on the role of RISD’s first African-American  graduate, listen to two piano concert options, attend a gallery opening, or take in a concert. As always, you can attend the Pawtucket Wintertime Farmer’s Market, and if you have any events to suggest, feel free to drop us a line. Make sure to check out our full events listing for even more upcoming events in Providence, Rhode Island.

Sunday, April 13th

Nancy Elizabeth Prophet: Calm Assuarance and Savage Pleasure, 2pm

Acclaimed actress, Sylvia Ann Soares, will appear as Nancy Elizabeth Prophet, the Rhode Island School of Design’s first African-American graduate. ‘Prophet’ will share her 1920’s Paris diaries which led the Rhode Island native to an impressive career as a sculptress of international renown.

Duo Pianists: John and Richard Contiguglia, 2:30pm

Rhode Island College’s performing arts series presents John and Richard Contiguglia. The identical twins have collaborated as a piano duo since the age of five. They will perform “A Four Hand Tribute to Schubert,” which is scheduled to include Allegro in A minor, Op. 144, Lebensstürme, variations in A-flat Major on an Original Theme, Op. 35 (D813), and Fantasie in F minor, Op. 103 (D940).

Wednesday, April 16th

Pawtucket Wintertime Farmer’s Market, 4pm

Thursday, April 17th

ArtProv Gallery Opening Artist Reception, 5pm

Come visit Providence’s newest contemporary art gallery in the historic Doran Building. Artists who will be featured at the event include Mary Jane Andreozzi, Kate Hoyer, Nick Paciorek, and Judy Araujo Volkmann.

Design the Night, WYSIWYG, 5pm

The RISD museum’s dynamic evening events series, Design The Night, kicks off with a celebration of graphic design in “Graphic Design: Now in Production.” At this installment of Design the Night you will get to take part in lively conversations with artists and designers, participate in hands-on art creation, listen to music, and more! See the main event page for a schedule of the evening.

Mateo Romero Artist Talk, 5:30pm

Brown University presents contemporary pueblo painter Mateo Romero for an artist talk. Romero was born and raised in Berkeley, California, and his father kept him connected to Rio Grande Pueblo world as well. Romero attended Dartmouth College and studied alongside acclaimed artists Ben Frank Moss and Varujan Boghosian. He earned his MFA in printmaking from the University of New Mexico.

Friday, April 18th

Nancy Elizabeth Prophet Discussion, 5pm

Catherine Little Bert will look at the life of Nancy Elizabeth Prophet, examine her body of work, and consider the obstacles she faced as an African American and as a woman, from the various perspectives of the art world: museums, galleries, and the market place. This is part of a collaborative series of multidisciplinary events that are being funded in part by the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities.

Pianist Jonathan Biss, 8pm

Community MusicWorks will present pianist Jonathan Biss, “one of the most striking North American pianists from the new generation.” Take advantage of this rare opportunity to see this great artist in Rhode Island, as he performs the works of Beethoven, Janacek, and Chopin. Proceeds from the concert will benefit Community MusicWorks’ free music education programming for Providence youth.

Saturday, April 19th

Pawtucket Wintertime Farmer’s Market, 9am

David Wax Museum at the Colombus Theatre, 8pm

The Columbus Cooperative proudly presents, David Wax Museum and special guest Wooden Dinosaur upstairs at the Columbus Theatre. David Wax Museum combines latin rhythms, infectious melodies, and call-and-response hollering. DWM was hailed by TIME for its “virtuosic music skill and virtous harmonies” and has built a reputation among concert goers for “kicking up a cloud of excitement.”

Providence Skyline photo by Panoramio user jtl10.