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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Upcoming Events for September 3rd through 6th

Looking for something to kick off your September with? Check out these cool events happening in Rhode Island!

Thursday, September 3

Armory Farmers Market: 3:30 p.m. The market is located at the corner of Parade and Hudson Streets in Providence.

Burnside Music Series: 4:30 p.m. Each and every Thursday, July 9-September 10, the Trinity Beer Garden will open for business at 4:30 pm. Mill about and sip sangria to the melodious sounds of genius DJs from 4:30-6, and enjoy live music from 6-7.

TIGER, TIGER – NewportFILM Outdoors + Green Screen 6:00 p.m. Join us at the Norman Bird Sanctuary for a screening of TIGER, TIGER, a visionary documentary about the survival of a man dedicating his life to saving an endangered species.You may opt to purchase a ticket to the pre-party ($30) or just come for the screening ($5 suggested donation).

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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.

SENE Film, Music & Arts Festival

6th Annual SENE Film,
Music & Arts Festival

From Tuesday, April 22nd to Sunday, April 27th SENE Film, Music & Arts Festival will be celebrating six years of bringing independent cinema, music, and art to New England. In these six days, festival attendees will be able to enjoy independent film screenings, live music, art exhibitions, and parties at venues in Providence and Warwick, RI including the historic Columbus TheatreCable Car CinemaWarwick Museum of Art and the Brooklyn Coffee & Tea House. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to attend the dynamic Southeast New England Film, Music & Arts Festival!

“Bringing people together through film, music and art”

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Tuesday, April 22nd:

Documentary Short Films at the Warwick Museum of Art

Wednesday, April 23rd:

Music Documentary Shorts, Music Video Competition and Live Music at Brooklyn Coffee & Tea House

Thursday, April 24th:

Art Exhibit, Live Jazz, and Limelight Awards at Warwick Museum of Art

Friday, April 25th:

Friday Film Screenings at Columbus Theatre

Saturday Afternoon, April 26th:

Saturday Film Screenings Part 1 at Columbus Theatre

Saturday Evening, April 26th:

Saturday Film Screenings Part 2 at Columbus Theatre

Sunday, April 27th:

Sunday Film Screenings at Cable Car Cinema

Ticket Information:

Tickets may be purchased the day of event at the venue box office
Cash and credit cards accepted at all events
Box office opens 30 minutes before event or first screening of the day

General Admission Film Screening: $10
Seniors (60+)/Students/RIFC member (with ID): $8 or 2 tickets for $10 (may be used at same screening or different screenings)
Music Event (Wednesday, April 23): $10
Limelight Party & Art Exhibit (Thursday, April 24): $20  (includes free ticket to any screening)
Closing Night Party (Sunday, April 27): $10

Festival Passes:

VIP Badge: $60
(includes access to all Films, Music Events & Parties along with a SENE Poster, SENE T-Shirt and a personalized VIP Badge)
All Access Pass: $40
(includes access to all Films, Music Events & Parties along with a SENE Poster)
Weekend Film Pass $25 
(includes access to all Films from Friday, April 25 through Sunday, April 27)

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This six-day event is entirely volunteer run and all donations received go towards producing the festival and supporting the work of independent filmmakers, musicians, and artists. If you would like to make a donation to keep the festival going, visit the donate page of the SENE Fest website.

Facebook: SENE Fest

Twitter: @SENEFest

Providence French Film Festival

Brown University’s French Department Presents: Providence French Film Festival 2014

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This year’s Providence French Film Festival will consist of a variety of films screened at the Cable Car Cinema in Providence. Comedies, dramas, documentaries and more will be shown to those who wish to appreciate the French language in this medium.

Tickets and passes can be purchased at the Cable Car Cinema in advance or on the day of the screening beginning at 9am.  Online ticketing is available at www.cablecarcinema.com for general admission tickets only (no passes/full price only). Pass holders must obtain a ticket for each screening at the Cable Car (limit 2 tickets per screening).

Cable Car Cinema
204 South Main Street
Providence, RI

$9 general admission
$7 student admission
$55 for 8 general admissions
$20 for 4 student admissions

Film Date Time
Young and Beautiful FEB 20 6:00 pm
The Meteor FEB 20 9:00 pm
Queen of Montreuil FEB 21 4:00 pm
Rebellion FEB 21 9:00 pm
Aya of Yop City FEB 22 12:00 pm
Haute Cuisine FEB 22 2:00 pm
Far from Anywhere FEB 22 4:00 pm
Cycling with Moliere FEB 22 6:30 pm
Calm at Sea FEB 22 9:00 pm
Asphalt Playground FEB 23 12:00 pm
The Last of the Unjust FEB 23 2:15 pm
Guilty FEB 23 6:00 pm
Bowling FEB 23 9:00 pm
Populaire FEB 24 6:30 pm
Far from Vietnam FEB 24 9:00 pm
Laurence Anyways MAR 1 2:15 pm
Blue is the Warmest Color MAR 2 2:15 pm
Ayiti Toma MAR 2 6:30 pm