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.


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.


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.


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).