Upcoming Events for September 29th – October 5th

Therese a lot to do this week in Providence and a lot of great fresh Farmers markets to visit. From ballets, historic tours, even learning the best way to use your audible spaces. We all hope you can get out and enjoy what the city has to offer this week. Will see you next week with more.

Farmer Markets this week:

Neutaconkanut Farmers Market: Sept. 29th 3:00 PM

Broad Street Farmers Market: Sept. 30th 8:30 AM

Woonsocket Farmers Market: Sept. 30th 3:00 PM

Down Town Farmers Market: Sept. 30th 3:00 PM

Hope Street Farmers Market: Oct. 1st 3:00 PM

West Warwick Farmers Market: Oct. 2nd 3:00 PM

Armory St. Farmers Market: Oct. 2nd 3:30 PM

Broad Street Farmers Market: Oct. 4th 8:30 AM

Hope Street Farmers Market: Oct. 4th 9:00AM

Slater Park Farmers Market: Oct. 5th 12:00PM

 

Monday, Sept. 29th:

Audible Spaces: Tristan Perich, Zarouhie Abdalian, [The User]– 11:00 AM

From August 30th-October 12th, the David Winton Bell Gallery will be holding an exhibit on Audible Spaces.

Pam Carely at the Providence Public Libary– 6:30 AM

Pam Carely will be discussing and signing copies of her book Elderly Parents with all their Marbles- A Survival Guide for the Kids.

Tuesday, Sept. 30th:

Guided Architectural Library Building Tour-  10:30 AM

Join the Providence Public Library every first and third Tuesday of each month for a free guided tour of the historic building.

Audible Spaces: Tristan Perich, Zarouhie Abdalian, [The User]- 11:00 AM

From August 30th-October 12th, the David Winton Bell Gallery will be holding an exhibit on Audible Spaces.

Wednesday, Oct. 1st

Audible Spaces: Tristan Perich, Zarouhie Abdalian, [The User]– 11:00 AM

From August 30th-October 12th, the David Winton Bell Gallery will be holding an exhibit on Audible Spaces.

Thursday, Oct.2nd

Guided Architectural Library Building Tour– 10:30 AM

Join the Providence Public Library every first and third Tuesday of each month for a free guided tour of the historic building.

Audible Spaces: Tristan Perich, Zarouhie Abdalian, [The User]– 11:00 AM

From August 30th-October 12th, the David Winton Bell Gallery will be holding an exhibit on Audible Spaces.

Friday, Oct.3rd

Audible Spaces: Tristan Perich, Zarouhie Abdalian, [The User]– 11:00 AM

From August 30th-October 12th, the David Winton Bell Gallery will be holding an exhibit on Audible Spaces.

 Saturday, Oct. 4

 Audible Spaces: Tristan Perich, Zarouhie Abdalian, [The User]– 11:00 AM

From August 30th-October 12th, the David Winton Bell Gallery will be holding an exhibit on Audible Spaces.

 Sunday, Oct.5

 Audible Spaces: Tristan Perich, Zarouhie Abdalian, [The User]– 11:00 AM

From August 30th-October 12th, the David Winton Bell Gallery will be holding an exhibit on Audible Spaces.

Collaborations at Festival Ballet Providence–  5:00 pm

Upcoming events for September 8th – 14th

September 21st is the International Day of Peace and the RI Peace Flag Project is celebrating with events all month long. The Pawtucket Arts Festival is also going on this month and this weekend they are presenting the the Slater Mill Fall Festival a family friendly event featuring music, magic, and more. This will also be the last weekend to check out the Providence Flea at their Summer location on South Water Street in Providence and while some of the of the summertime farmers markets are winding down there are plenty to choose from.

September 21st is the International Day of Peace and the RI Peace Flag Project is celebrating with  events all month long. The Pawtucket Arts Festival is also going on this month and this weekend they are presenting the the Slater Mill Fall Festival a family friendly event featuring music, magic, and more. This will also be the last weekend to check out the Providence Flea at their Summer location on South Water Street in Providence and while some of the of the summertime farmers markets are winding down there are plenty to choose from. As always if you know of or are planning an event in the greater Providence Metro area please drop us a line. Also, don’t forget to vote on Tuesday!

Wednesday, September 10th

Providence Art Club – Artist Talk with Alice Benvie Gebhart
(6:00 – 8:00 p.m.)

The Providence Art Club will be hosting an artist talk by glass artist Alice Benvie Gebhart at their Dodge House Gallery

Thursday, September 11th

Walk Across RI for Peace and Justice
(8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)

Join the RI Peace Flag Project as they walk from Westerly to Providence!

Gather in Wilcox Park across from the Episcopal Church at 9am on September 11. There will be a minute of silence to recognize the importance of the day and honor all the lives that have been lost in 13 years.  The walk will be a visible call to our community to work for the justice that peace requires.

Friday, September 12th

The Peace Flag Project’s Peace Art Exhibit
(5:00 – 6:30 p.m.)

Join The Peach Flag Project for Gallery Opening of the Peace Art Exhibit. For the past four years, the Atrium Gallery of the First Unitarian Church has hosted special Peace Art Exhibits, as a part of the September Month of Peace in Rhode Island. The Exhibits are part of this Peace Month and draw attention to art work that focuses on peace.

Saturday, September 13th

Slater Park Fall Festival
(11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)

The Slater Park Fall Festival will be a weekend that celebrates the beauty of the park – from the Daggett Farm to Looff Carousel, the Rhode Island Watercolor Society and historic Daggett House. This ‘open air market’ features food, craft, exhibitions and performances.

Sunday, September 14th

Slater Park Fall Festival
(11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)

Providence Flea
(10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)

This will the last Providence Flea of the Summer! Join them on the Greenway on South Water Street.The Flea has a vintage theme. Antiques, collectibles, vintage wares, vintage jewelry or clothing, upcycled or recycled items can be found at The Flea.

This week’s farmers markets:

Featured image by Erin Cuddigan via WaterFire Providence Flickr.

Upcoming Events for August 18th – 24th

There are a lot of great things going on around town the week. A plethora of H. P. Lovecraft themed events; a night of synth rock and a night of dreamy pop music at the Columbus Theatre; it’s a circus at the RISD Museum; a guided architectural library tour; a Providence Roller Derby bout; and more farmers market that you shake an organic, gluten-free stick at. On top of all that there is a fun-filled lighting of WaterFire on Saturday, featuring: capoeira performances; a welcoming of new Teach for America RI teachers; and the Clear Currents: Paddle WaterFire illuminated koi fish return to showcase the majesty and natural beauty of Providence’s waterways.

There are a lot of great things going on around town the week. A plethora of H. P. Lovecraft themed events; a night of synth rock and a night of dreamy pop music at the Columbus Theatre; it’s a circus at the RISD Museum; a guided architectural library tour; a Providence Roller Derby bout; and more farmers market that you shake an organic, gluten-free stick at. On top of all that there is a fun-filled lighting of WaterFire Providence on Saturday, featuring: capoeira performances; a welcoming of new Teach for America RI teachers; and the Clear Currents: Paddle WaterFire illuminated koi fish return to showcase the majesty and natural beauty of Providence’s waterways.

Tuesday, August 19th

Guided Architectural Library Building Tour – 10:30am

Join the Providence Public Library every first and third Tuesday of each month for a free guided tour of the historic building.

Wednesday, August 20th

Columbus Theatre presents Kishi Bashi – 8:00pm

The Columbus Cooperative proudly presents KISHI BASHI (Athens, GA). Kishi Bashi is the pseudonym of singer, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter Kaoru Ishibashi (born November 4, 1975). Born in Seattle, Washington, Ishibashi grew up in Norfolk, Virginia where both of his parents were professors at Old Dominion University. As a 1994 graduate of Matthew Fontaine Maury High School, he went on to study classical music becoming a renowned violinist.[citation needed] Ishibashi has recorded and toured internationally as a violinist with diverse artists such as Regina Spektor, Sondre Lerche, and most recently, the Athens, Georgia based indie rock group of Montreal.

Thursday, August 21st

Lovecraft Film Festival: Double Feature! – 5:00pm

Providence Public Library will be hosting double feature screenings for the upcoming Lovecraft Readathon on Thursday, August 21st. Don’t miss this series of Lovecraft film adaptations of Call of Cthulhu and The Whisperer in Darkness

Trrrip Opening Reception at GRIN Gallery – 5:00pm

GRIN is pleased to present tttrip., a group exhibition of installation and sculpture by artists Claudia O’Steen, Garret Gould, and Sophia Sobers.

Design the Night: It’s a Circus – 5:00pm

Join RISD for an evening of merriment as they celebrate the new exhibition Circus. Be entertained by a variety of performers, create a wearable circus artwork, and enjoy a short tour focused on leisure time pursuits.

Free. 5 – 9 pm, Museum Galleries.

Saturday, August 23rd

Summit Music Festival 2014 – 1:00pm

Come see live performances, taste Trinity Brewhouse beer and wine garden, and enjoy other activities for kids at Lippitt Memorial Park. The event is free and will be hosted by the Summit Neighborhood Association.

Providence Roller Derby presents: Old Money Honey’s vs. The Mob Squad – 6:30pm

Looking for action before WaterFire begins? Look not further that the Bank of America Skating and the Providence Roll Derby. That’s right folks, Providence Roller Derby is back OUTSIDE! The Old Money Honey’s and The Mob Squad will be participating in this event. Buy tickets here.

Lovecraft Read-a-thon – 7:00pm

The Providence Public Library will be holding a Lovecraft Read-a-thon. Come listen to the works of one of Providence’s most celebrated people, H.P. Lovecraft.

This multimedia, interactive event is a collaboration between the Providence Public Library and the Rhode Island Historical Society, designed in the spirit of the Moby-Dick Marathon at the New Bedford Whaling Museum – though a good deal shorter!

Downtown Sundown Concert Series – 7:00pm

Hear In Rhode Island and Roger Williams National Memorial will present several evenings of music featuring local singer-songwriters as part of the Downtown Sundown Series. Experience an “outdoor coffeehouse”. Performers on August 23rd Marc Douglas Berardo, Allysen Callery, Bob Kendall, and Ed McGuirl.

Columbus Theatre Presents Wild Ones – 8:00pm

The Columbus Cooperative proudly presents WILD ONES (PDX) with special guest. Wild Ones are a dreamy pop band from Portland, OR. Their debut album, Keep It Safe, came out this year on Party Damage Records. Tickets available at http://wildones.brownpapertickets.com

WaterFire Providence – Sunset

Thanks to our evening sponsors Amica Insurance and Cox Business we have a wonderful evening planned for you.  Here are just some of the highlights!
  • 6:00 – 8:00pm at the WaterPlace Stage will be a spectacular demonstration of Capoeira, the exciting Afro-Brazilian martial art that combines acrobatics, dancing, music and fighting into a “game” that is as breath-taking to watch as it is to play.
  • 7:40 – 8:00pm the Teach For America torch procession will start at Starry, Starry Night and travel through the park to arrive for the Circle of Fire lighting ceremony in WaterPlace Park at 7:50.  Get there early for a host of surprises.
  • 8:00pm  the launch of the one hundred illuminated Koi fish who will swim the river of fire all night.  They will arrive swimming downstream into Waterplace Basin just as the fires are lit.  They will be lead by the Gendo Taiko drummers of Brown University with the drums mounted on a boat.  WaterFire’s Clear Currents program celebrates the improving water quality on the Woonasquatucket River which is bringing more and more fish back to the river.
  • 7:00 – 11:30 the WaterFire Stage on Steeple Street will be featuring Tony Cerbo singing favorites all night long, with a special appearance of Mixed Magic Theatre’s Exult Choir. The Exult Choir will be previewing their upcoming Gospel Festival taking place on August 29th at Mixed Magic Theatre – The Greatness of Gospel Our Roots Run Deep.  The WaterFire Stage on Steeple Street is sponsored by Geico and Fat Belly’s Pub.
Featured image via WaterFire Providence, photo by Jennifer Bedford.

Upcoming Events for July 24th to July 27th

This week is filled with lots of live musical performances as well as storytime for the kids. Sit back, relax, and enjoy what the local music scene has to offer!

This week is filled with  lots of live musical performances as well as storytime for the kids. Sit back, relax, and enjoy what the local music scene has to offer! As always, if you have any upcoming events to suggest, feel free to drop us a line.

This week’s farmers markets:

Wednesday, July 23rd-Saruday, July 26th

FRINGEPVD: Providence Fringe Festival, 4:01pm

Presented by The Wilbury Theatre Group, FRINGEPVD is Providence’s 1st Annual Fringe Festival, bringing over 50 performing and visual artists from Providence, Boston, New York, and beyond together in over 30 performances in 5 venues from July 23-26.

Thursday, July 24th

Storytime and Art in the Park: BIG NAZO, 10:30am

Come to Storytime and Art in the Park: BIG NAZO this Thursday, July 24th and enjoy child-centered art from local performers and artists! Then, join Ricky Katowicz for “Art in the Park: Maurice Sendak’s Wild World!” free face painting, a mobile playground, and the free green grass of the park keep kids of all ages entertained. Grab lunch from the food truck market for a picnic in the park!

Music Series & Beer Garden: An Afternoon with Girls Rock! Rhode Island, 4:30pm

This Thursday, July 24th, come to an afternoon performance of Girls Rock! Rhode Island from 4:30-7:30pm. Featuring special guests Glttrghost and Neon Boots. Join the Burnside Park Music Series for an awesome showcase of Girl’s Rock! Rhode Island’s participants, as well as the world debuts of Glttrghost and Neon Boots.

The Music Lab Presents: Travis Colby and Special Guests, 6:00pm

This week, The Bread Lab presents jazz pianist Travis Colby. Join them this Thursday, July 24th for an after work celebration of food, music, and cocktails! Live music will be playing from 6-8pm, plus $5 cocktails and food specials. All ages, kid-friendly, no cover!

Concert Under the Elms, 6:30pm

Join us for the Concerts under the Elms, an annual outdoor summer concert series held Thursdays under the canopy of elms at the John Brown House Museum. Tickets are $10, free for RIHS members and children under 12.

Saturday, July 26th

The WaterFire Arts Festival Plaza, 6:00pm

Located on Washington Street in the heart of the WaterFire installation, the Arts Festival Plaza is a showcase for local artists and crafts-people. From photography and sculpture, paintings and hand-crafted ceramics, to jewelry and specialty textiles, the WaterFire Arts Festival Plaza features a wide range of locally crafted artisan wares to exhibit for sale to WaterFire’s visitors.

Downtown Sundown Concert Series, 7:00pm

Bring a lawn chair, a blanket, and maybe even a picnic dinner and sit on the lawn at the beautiful Roger Williams National Memorial and enjoy FREE concerts by some of the best songwriters Rhode Island has to offer. Check out performances by Jesse and Jack Gauthier, Dan Lilley and Scatman, Lisa Markovich, and Bethel Steele.

WaterFire Full Lighting: Gilead Sciences, 8:11pm

On Saturday, July 26th 2014, Gilead Sciences will sponsor a WaterFire Providence full lighting. The lighting will begin at sunset, around 8:11pm. We will have resource fairs and screening tents for Hepatitis C located on College Street, in collaboration with RI Defeats Hepatitis C.

Sunday, July 27th

The Providence Flea, 10:00am

Join us on the Greenway every Sunday through September 14th from 10 am – 4 pm on South Water Street.The Flea has a vintage theme. Antiques, collectibles, vintage wares, vintage jewelry or clothing, upcycled or recycled items can be found at The Flea. A small and carefully selected group of local artists’ and artisans’ wares, and local, independent service providers can also be found at The Flea.

Bike Providence: Cyclovía, 12:00pm

Join Mayor Angel Taveras and the City of Providence for a car-free event that will open up Broadway for walking, skating, running, cycling and exercise. Free and open to the public! Featuring Zumba, bike activities, street vendors and more!

Opera Providence’s Opera in the Park, 5:00pm

The Sunday “Opera in the Park” series will be held at Hopkins Park at the intersection of Branch Avenue & Charles Street in Providence, RI. Hopkins Park provides a great venue with plenty of room for families to enjoy a free concert. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy the music! Sure to be a great, fun-filled event for the whole family.

Providence Skyline at Night by Marianne Lee, via Associations Now.

Upcoming Events for July 14th to July 19th

This week is filled with great arts events, from gallery openings to comedy collections to theatre productions. It’s a great opportunity to take advantage of Providence’s artistic side and see what wonders this community has created.

This week is filled with great arts events, from gallery openings to comedy collections to theatre productions. It’s a great opportunity to take advantage of Providence’s artistic side and see what wonders this community has created.  As always, if you have any upcoming events to suggest, feel free to drop us a line.

This week’s farmers markets:

Tuesday, July 15th

Guided Architectural Library Building Tour, 10:30pm

Join the Providence Public Library for a guided architectural tour of the historic 1900 library building at 10:30 am every first and third Tuesday of each month. Please meet at 225 Washington Street entrance. The tour will last approximately one hour.

Wednesday, July 16th

Yoga in the Park, 12:00pm

FREE, Five-week Yoga Class Starts Wednesday June 4th at noon. Please join the yoga lessons and find your center in the center of the beautiful urban oasis that is Roger Williams National Memorial. These classes will go every Wednesday from 12:00pm-1:00pm until June 30th. Yoga is known to keep you fit, and what better way to benefit from that than with your entire community on a lovely summer day in the park?

Thursday, July 17th

“Fiber Works” Exhibit, 5:00pm

ArtProv gallery’s newest exhibit, “FIber Works,” will run from July 14, 2014, to August 2, 2014, and will feature the textile works of four artists: Liz Alpert Fay, Michelle Sirois-Silver, Mary Jane Andreozzi and Judith Larzelere. An opening reception will be held during Gallery Night Providence on July 17 from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. The gallery will also be open on the following days during the Handweavers Guild of Americas Convergence in Providence: July 14 – July 17 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The gallery is also open by appointment.

Cate Charles Gallery Presents “Summer Selections”, 5:00pm

“Summer Selections” Opening Night: Cate Charles Gallery, a new art gallery located in Providence’s SOMA (South Main Street) district, will open its newest exhibit titled “Summer Selections” on July 17, 2014, for Gallery Night Providence 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The show will run through August 17th.

“This Land Is” Exhibit, 5:00pm

GRIN is pleased to present This Land Is, the debut solo exhibition of painting, sound and sculpture by Samuel Denoncour.

Many Faces: Photographs of Rhode Island African Americans, 5:30pm

RIBHS’s “Many Faces” gallery will present visitors with historic photos of African Americans in Rhode Island. The opening reception will be on July 17th at 5:30pm in John Brown House Museum.

Grand Slam Championships: Providence Poetry Slam, 8:00pm

What is the Grand Slam Championship? The Providence Poetry Slam’s highly successful 2013-2014 season is culminating in its biggest night of the year: the Grand Slam Championship.

Friday, July 18th

Theatre Company of RI Presents: Camelot, 8:00pm

The Theatre Company of Rhode Island has the mission of bring quality theatrical productions to Northern Rhode Island, and making theatre more accessible to actors.

Saturday, July 19th

Providence Roller Derby Presents: Mob vs. Rats, 5:00pm

It’s here folks, the beginning of Providence Roller Derby’s home season, the moment you’ve all been waiting for. On July 19th, the first bout of the 2014 home season, the Sakonnet River Roller Rats skate against the Mob Squad at Thayer Arena.

Comedy Connection of Rhode Island: $5 Funnies, 10:15pm

Comedy Connection of Rhode Island presents $5 Funnies, a showcase of Rhode Island’s best comedy. For only $5, you can enjoy a night of laughs and entertainment. This event is for ages 18+.

Featured image from I Dig Hardware.

Upcoming Events for June 1st to June 7th

This week you can catch a concert by the Warwick Symphony Orchestra, hear a lecture on the Victorian era’s Arctic fascination, dance at the Boas and Bowties Gala, attend three different artist receptions, and view the Haven Brothers food truck documentary!

This week you can catch a concert by the Warwick Symphony Orchestra, hear a lecture on the Victorian era’s Arctic fascination, dance at the Boas and Bowties Gala, attend three different artist receptions, and view the Haven Brothers food truck documentary! As always, if you have any events to suggest, feel free to drop us a line.

Sunday, June 1st

Warwick Symphony Orchestra Concert, 2:00pm

On June 1st the Warwick Symphony Orchestra will present music made famous by great artists spanning almost eighty years of popular genres including: Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Dave Brubeck, the Beatles, Journey, Carlos Santana, Coldplay and more.

Providence Art Club: Three Galleries Reception, 2:00pm

There will be an opening reception at the Providence Art Club on Sunday, June 1, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm for the three galleries. The galleries are always free and open to the public.

Tuesday, June 3rd

Professor Russell Potter at the Athenaeum, 5:00pm

Professor Russell Potter will illustrate some of the ways in which Victorian audiences encountered the perils of the Arctic, seeming to accompany polar explorers via a variety of visual and mechanical contrivances, among them the Panorama, the Diorama, the Moving Panorama, and the Magic Lantern.

Friday, June 6th

Going Nowhere: Alumni Artists in Providence, 5:30pm

This exhibition features six alumni artists who have chosen to live and work in Providence since graduating from Brown University. Notable for their commitment to the city’s distinctive creative community and for their social connectedness to each other, the artists featured in this exhibition make aesthetically diverse work rooted in experimentation and play.

CityArts Boas and Bowties Gala, 7:00pm

The Boas and Bowties Gala promises to be a spectacular event, featuring entertainment provided by The New Providence Big Band (a 19 piece ensemble!), dancing, youth performances, a roaring 20s photo booth, a cash bar, and fare from Russell Morin Fine Catering.

RHD-RI Presents Pizza World, 7:00pm

Attend this multi-media performance with original script, music and video by the artists of RHD’s Cool Collective. Meet the performers and artists and sip refreshments while exploring the art inspired by Pizza World.

Saturday, June 7th

Black Indians in Space: The Constellation Reception, 6:00pm

Yellow Peril Gallery is pleased to present “Black Indians in Space: The Constellation,” an exhibition of mixed-media collages exploring African American and Native American stereotypes and identity by James Montford.

Haven Brothers Documentary World Premiere, 7:00pm

Diners, which began in Providence, RI in the late 1800s, were initially all on wheels. Haven Brothers is last survivor of this tradition of late night lunch carts and the oldest continually operating diner on wheels in the world.

 

 

Featured Image Source: Market America Blog

Upcoming Events for May 25th to May 31st

This week you can see a Brown University Alumni exhibition, enjoy an evening with the Providence Premieres, attend a salon by Neal Overstrom, view art by Linnea Toney, and more! If you have any events to recommend, feel free to drop us a line!

Sunday, May 25th

Brown University Alumni Exhibition Part 2, 1:00pm

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.

Thursday, May 29th

Providence Premieres at the Providence Art Club, 8:00pm

Join us for a tour-de-force evening of local talent as a lineup of Rhode Island’s All-Star classical musicians and composers present an exciting and innovative program of New Music. Featuring 5 World Premiere Commissions written especially for the concert, the evening will be presented in an exciting 70-minute format to include projected media and electronics.

Friday, May 30th

Neal Overstrom: Salon at the Athenaeum, 5:00pm

The RISD Edna Lawrence Nature Lab Director Neal Overstrom discusses “Collecting Nature: Menageries, Museums, and the Human-Nature Connection” (with a digression on a 21st century giraffe). Part 4 of ‘What use is the giraffe?’, The Evolution of Science, Society, and Spectacle in the Cosmopolitan 19th Century, is part of a series on the giraffe who went to Paris in 1827.

Saturday, May 31st

Pawtucket Wintertime Farmer’s Market, 9:00am

Don’t miss out on one of the last Winter & Spring time farmer’s markets in Pawtucket! Get your locally grown foods to enjoy for the week.

Hope Street Spring Block Party, 12:00pm

This year’s Hope Street Spring Block Party is sure to be a great event with live music, great food, and merchant specials. There’s fun for the whole family, including a beer garden, a fashion and wares show, and a ton of activities for the kids. Musical guests featured at this Hope Street event will include Ravi Shavi, Atlantic Thrills, Jay Berndt, Huge Face, Uke Springsteen, Joe’s Backyard Band, the Classical High School Jazz Band, and more to be announced!

Linnea Toney Leeming at ArtProv Gallery, 4:00pm

ArtProv gallery’s new exhibit, “Inspired Color,” features the large-scale works of abstract painter Linnea Toney Leeming. Linnea Toney Leeming is an abstract painter whose multi-faceted career as an artist, educator, and photographer has spanned more than 30 years.

 

 

Header Photo From: Associations Now

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)

Upcoming Events for March 23rd to March 29th

Upcoming events for the week include performances of Oliver!, a lecture on the past and future of AS220, performances at Rhode Island College, a Athenaeum discussion on music, and as always, the Pawtucket Winter Farmer’s Market!

Upcoming events for the week include performances of Oliver!, a lecture on the past and future of AS220, performances at Rhode Island College, a Athenaeum discussion on music, and as always, the Pawtucket Winter Farmer’s Market! If you have any events to add, be sure to drop us a line.

 

Sunday, March 23rd

Trinity Repertory Company Presents: Oliver!, 2pm

Kick up your heels and high step along with Trinity Rep’s gritty take on Lionel Bart’s musical, Oliver!, based on the novel “Oliver Twist” by Charles Dickens. The show brims with familiar songs such as “Food, Glorious Food,” Consider Yourself,” and “I’d Do Anything.”

Monday, March 24th

Building AS220: Past. Present. Future., 5:30pm

AS220 seeks community participation as they continue to build to serve for the next thirty years and beyond! AS220 is seeking more art, greater equity, and expanded access. Come to this event to learn more about the history of the organization and find out how you can join in on their vision for the future. Join members of AS220 after the lecture for discussion and refreshments!

Wednesday, March 26th

Trinity Repertory Company Presents: Oliver!, 2pm

Pawtucket Winter Farmer’s Market, 4pm

Thursday, March 27th

Trinity Repertory Company Presents: Oliver!, 2pm

Elm City Dance Collective Presents: Almost Porcelain, 7:30pm

Rhode Island College’s Dance Company is hosting the Elm City Dance Collective as a guest to perform “Almost Porcelain,” a show about struggling with self-perception, choreographed by RIC alumna, Kellie Ann Lynch, ’03.

Rhode Island College Performing Arts Series Presents: Tao: Phoenix Rising, 7:30pm

In this new production for North America in the Spring of 2014, athletic bodies and contemporary costumes meet explosive Taiko drumming and innovative choreography in a show that has critics waxing lyrical about TAO’s extraordinary precision, energy, and stamina.

Friday, March 28th

Trinity Repertory Company Presents: Oliver!, 2pm

Salon at the Athenaeum: New Music for a New Century: Providence Premieres, 5pm

Join 23-year old Founder & Artistic Director Julien Touafek, a Juilliard-educated composer and Digital Media Innovation Fellow at New York University, in a conversation about how we define ‘new music’ and how it connects to the future of creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship across industries in RI.

Elm City Dance Collective Presents: Almost Porcelain, 7:30pm

Saturday, March 29th

Pawtucket Winter Farmer’s Market, 9am

Providence Skyline via Wikimedia Commons, photo by Will Hart.

Upcoming Events for March 16th to March 22nd

This week’s events include performances of Oliver!, a triple-bill program of Boundless Plotnikov, Gallery Night receptions, a Brain Café on the school-to-prison pipeline dilemma, a Salon series discussion of composer Michael Nyman, the Found Footage Festival, the Schola Cantorum of Boston’s tribute to Bach, a concert by the Manhattan String Quartet, a musical performance by the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra.

This week’s events include performances of Oliver!, a triple-bill program of Boundless Plotnikov, Gallery Night receptions, a Brain Café on the school-to-prison pipeline dilemma, a Salon series discussion of composer Michael Nyman, the Found Footage Festival, the Schola Cantorum of Boston’s tribute to Bach, a concert by the Manhattan String Quartet, a musical performance by the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra, and as always, the Pawtucket Winter Farmers Market. If you have any events to add, be sure to drop us a line!

Sunday, March 16th

Trinity Repertory Company Presents: Oliver!, 2pm/7:30pm

Kick up your heels and high step along with Trinity Rep’s gritty take on Lionel Bart’s musical, Oliver!, based on the novel “Oliver Twist” by Charles Dickens. The show brims with familiar songs such as “Food, Glorious Food,” Consider Yourself,” and “I’d Do Anything.”

Boundless Plotnikov at Festival Ballet Providence, 2:30pm

Viktor Plotnikov’s choreography is both artistic and scientific, designed to break the boundaries of human emotion and anatomy. In a single evening, Boundless Plotnikov captures the range of Plotnikov’s creativity. In addition to an encore of last season’s hit premiere, ORCHIS, the program features the RI premiere of SURRENDER, as well as a brand new work.

Tuesday, March 18th

Trinity Repertory Company Presents: Oliver!, 7:30pm

Wednesday, March 19th

Pawtucket Winter Farmer’s Market, 4pm

Thursday, March 20th

Gallery Night Reception: RI Women of Distinction, 5pm

The photographic portrait exhibit is created by Munir Mohammed and Erin X. Smithers, with biographical information gathered by Linda A’Vant Deishinni through a collaboration with the International Gallery for Heritage and Culture. The portrait exhibit features images of over 75 women from the area who make a difference in our community.

Gallery Night Reception: RETROPICAL, 6pm

This is Anabel Vázquez Rodríguez’s first solo exhibition at Yellow Peril Gallery. From an autobiographical point of view, “RETROPICAL” explores the subaltern identity of a Caribbean native living in New England. “Tropical scenery cuts into the New England bleakness and the use of color and black and white imagery sets in motion a rhythm that reveals the intermediate spaces that come out of this latitudinal relationship.” – Vázquez

Everett Company Presents: A Boy Named Nothing, 7:30pm

Everett Company will present a short performance featuring original song, dance and drama. Presenters will include parent advocate Osiris Harrell, who will share the story of how his daughter’s arrest in school spurred him to action, and Theresa Fox, an English teacher at Nathan Bishop Middle School, who will share her vision of a school that serves all students. Conversation between the audience and presenters will complete the evening.

Trinity Repertory Company Presents: Oliver!, 7:30pm

Friday, March 21st

Salon at the Athenaeum: Nyman and New Music, 5pm

Community MusicWorks violinist Chase Spruill will lead a discussion on composer Michael Nyman at the Providence Athenaeum. This is the opening event of Community MusicWorks’ Nyman North American Premiere Weekend, which will feature the premiere of Nyman’s String Quartet no. 5.

Found Footage Festival, 7:30pm

The Found Footage Festival  showcases videos found at garage sales and thrift stores and in warehouses and dumpsters throughout North America. From the curiously-produced industrial training video to the forsaken home movie donated to Goodwill, the Found Footage Festival resurrects these forgotten treasures and serves them up in a lively celebration of all things found.

Trinity Repertory Company Presents: Oliver!, 7:30pm

Schola Cantorum of Boston: J.S. Bach, 8pm

To celebrate musician Johann Sebastian Bach’s birthday (March 21, 1685). the Schola Cantorum of Boston will be performing works from  Florilegium Portense, Lasso, Handl & Martin Roth in Sayles Hall at Brown University. The concert will begin at 8 pm.

Saturday, March 22nd

Pawtucket Winter Farmer’s Market, 9am

Providence College Presents: The Manhattan String Quartet, 7pm

Hailed by the Boston Globe as “a national treasure,” the Manhattan String Quartet is celebrating its 44th season. Well known for their performances of 20th-century “classics,” the Manhattan Quartet has established a significant international reputation with regular concert appearances throughout North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia.

“Puzzled: Ode (Owed) to Channing” Umberto Crenca Gallery Opening, 7pm

Umberto Crenca will open his latest gallery in Pawtucket called, “Puzzled: Ode (Owed) to Channing.” Umberto Crenca is a Providence-based artist, and the founder and artistic director of AS220. This exhibit is Crenca’s first solo exhibit in several years, and the exhibit will remain open until April 27th.

Rhode Island Philharmonic Classical 6, 8pm

The Rhode Island Philharmonic is at it again! The orchestra’s concert will include Udow’s The Shattered Mirror: Suite, Stravinsky’s Violin Concerto, and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6 (Pathétique).

Photo Credit: John Phelan, Wikimedia Commons

Upcoming Events for March 9th to March 15th

This week brings performances of Oliver!, the RI Food Fights Cupcake Championship, a peformance of Bounless Plotnikov at Festival Ballet Providence, a presentation by Mary Lancaster on the Jumel Northup Collection, and, as always, the Pawtucket Winter Farmers Market. If you have any events to add, be sure to drop us a line!

 

Sunday, March 9th

RI Food Fights: The Great Cupcake Championship, 1pm

Come to this event and sample some of the best cupcakes in the state! Wash all of the delicious cupcakes down with delicious, local soda from Yacht Club Soda, as well as fresh milk and coffee! Don’t miss your chance to be a part of this fun and tasty event.

Trinity Repertory Company Presents: Oliver!, 2pm/7:30pm

Kick up your heels and high step along with Trinity Rep’s gritty take on Lionel Bart’s musical, Oliver!, based on the novel “Oliver Twist” by Charles Dickens. The show brims with familiar songs such as “Food, Glorious Food,” Consider Yourself,” and “I’d Do Anything.”

Tuesday, March 11th

Trinity Repertory Company Presents: Oliver!, 7:30pm

Wednesday, March 12th

Pawtucket Winter Farmer’s Market, 4pm

Thursday, March 13th

Food, Fortune, and Freedom: The Jumel Northup Collection, 7pm

The Rhode Island Historical Society is hosting this event with special guest speaker, Mary Lancaster. While the recent Oscar winning film for Best Picture, 12 Years a Slave, suggests that that Anne Northup faced hardship in the absence of her husband, her skills as a cook and her connections with Madame Eliza Jumel enabled her to make a living and support her  children.

Trinity Repertory Company Presents: Oliver!, 7:30pm

Friday, March 14th

Salon Series: Jane’s Walk, 5pm

Providence organizer Nate Storring, Brown University Assistant Professor of Urban Studies and American Studies Samuel Zipp, along with others, will discuss Jane’s Walk, a nationwide celebration of the ideas and legacy of urbanist Jane Jacobs. Jane’s walk celebrates people getting to know their own neighborhoods through free walking tours lead by locals.

Trinity Repertory Company Presents: Oliver!, 7:30pm

Boundless Plotnikov at Festival Ballet Providence, 8pm

Viktor Plotnikov’s choreography is both artistic and scientific, designed to break the boundaries of human emotion and anatomy. In a single evening, Boundless Plotnikov captures the range of Plotnikov’s creativity. In addition to an encore of last season’s hit premiere, ORCHIS, the program features the RI premiere of SURRENDER, as well as a brand new work.

Saturday, March 15th

Pawtucket Winter Farmer’s Market, 9am

Boundless Plotnikov at Festival Ballet Providence, 7:30pm

Trinity Repertory Company Presents: Oliver!, 7:30pm

 

Photo Credit: J&C Photo Samples on Flickr