Recommendations for May 22nd Through May 25th

WaterFire Providence’s first full lighting of the 2014 season is finally here! The lighting ceremony for Saturday starts at sunset, 8:07 pm. If you’re looking for other things to do during your stay in Providence, you’re in luck! The Creative Capitol is full of museums, galleries, live music, great food, and unique events.

WaterFire Providence’s first full lighting of the 2014 season is finally here! The lighting ceremony for Saturday starts at sunset, 8:07 pm. If you’re looking for other things to do during your stay in Providence, you’re in luck! The Creative Capitol is full of museums, galleries, live music, great food, and unique events. Get around the city easier with maps, our dining out guide, hotel suggestions, parking recommendations, and more.

Thursday, May 22nd

Consuelo’s Revenge at The Parlour Consuelo’s Revenge, The Quahogs, Triple Threat, and Cousin Tommy will be performing at The Parlour in Providence at 8 pm. Consuelo’s Revenge is influenced by artists such as Tom Waits, Sam Cooks, Hank Williams, Ray Charles, Nina Simone, and Bruce Springstein and has a unique sound that is sure to capture the audience’s attention. This event is 21 + and there is a $7 cover charge at the door.

Friday, May 23rd

Journalist Alexander Stille: Salon at the Athenaeum At this Providence Athenaeum salon, journalist Alexander Stille will discuss his memoir The Force of Things: A Marriage in War and Peace.  His nuanced portrait of his parents’ marriage highlights the 20th century moment when the mass migration of Jews from fascist-dominated Europe created the cross-pollination that reshaped much of American culture and society.

Saturday, May 24th

WaterFire Full Lighting Don’t miss the first full lighting of the WaterFire Providence 2014 season! The lighting ceremony begins at 8:07 pm – in the meantime, stop by the WaterFire Arts Festival Plaza on Washington Street where you can view and purchase locally made glassware, jewelry, paintings, photography, clothing and more.  This special evening is sponsored by the Brown Alumni Association, Brown’s 250th Anniversary, and Bank of America.

Sunday, May 25th

Brown University Alumni Exhibition Part 2 In celebration of Brown University’s 250th anniversary, the David Winton Bell Gallery presents the Brown University Alumni Exhibition Part 2, featuring work by alumni Sarah Morris ’89, Rob Reynolds ’90 and Taryn Simon ’97. May 25th is the last day to view this alumni exhibition.

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 6th to April 12th

This week we welcome visiting artist Cooper Holoweksi, a bi-lingual poetry reading at the RISD museum, Cocktails for a Cause with the Vanity Supper Club, the New Urban Arts Fundraiser, and the Pawtucket Wintertime Farmer’s Market!

This week we welcome visiting artist Cooper Holoweksi, a bi-lingual poetry reading at the RISD museum, Cocktails for a Cause with the Vanity Supper Club, the New Urban Arts Fundraiser, and the Pawtucket Wintertime Farmer’s Market! As always, if you know of any upcoming events, feel free to drop us a line.

Monday, April 7th

Visiting Artist: Cooper Holoweski, 7pm

The Rhode Island School of Design is hosting artist Cooper Holoweski as he screens his video piece, Katabasis. The screening will be accompanied by a live score, played by three musicians. Katabasis is a 40-minute with sound that moves the viewer through an elaborately constructed virtual junkyard, built in the 3D modeling program, Sketchup. It explores themes of death, limbo, and rebirth.

A Poet, His Translator, and His Paintings: Readings from Kopenhaga, 7pm

Join the RISD Museum for a bilingual reading from the first comprehensive collection of prose poetry by Grzegorz Wróblewski, a painter and one of Poland’s leading contemporary writers. English versions will be read by Piotr Gwiazda.

Wednesday, April 9th

Pawtucket Wintertime Farmer’s Market, 4pm

Vanity Supper Club, Cocktails for a Cause, 6pm

Come out from 6-10pm and support Friends of Homeless Animals at Vanity Supper Club. Your $15 donation gets you passed appetizers, door prizes, and music by Jeff Djjoint Kraus. Dress is casual. This event is hosted by David Leduc and Daniele Gautreau.

Thursday, April 10th

New Urban Arts Fundraiser 2014, 7pm

Join New Urban Arts to celebrate 17 years of changing lives through art! You can win artwork and arts experiences by local artists in the silent auction. Take some time to meet the 2014 Sandra Olson Award Winners, and celebrate with old and new friends alike, all while enjoying local foods and beverages.

Saturday, April 12th

Pawtucket Wintertime Farmer’s Market, 9am

 

Providence Skyline photo by Randy Calderone (Something for the Eyes)