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.

 

 

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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.

 

 

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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 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

Upcoming Events for March 2nd to March 8th

It’s a new month and we have lots of events coming up! The Providence French Film Festival ends Sunday, and we have a Diorama contest, an off-Broadway show, a performance by the Mark Morris Dance Group, and the Urban Agriculture Kickoff! If you have anything to add, be sure to drop us a line.

 

Sunday, March 2nd

Providence French Film Festival: Blue Is the Warmest Color, 2:15pm

Providence French Film Festival: Ayiti Toma, 6:30pm

 

Tuesday, March 4th

Mottos, Messages, and Gem Lore in Victorian Jewelry, 7:00pm

Historic New England Associate Curator, Laura Johnson will reveal messages, both hidden and overt, in Victorian gems and gem lore. Before and after the lecture, you will be able to view antique jewelry pieces from Providence’s Reliable Gold.

Providence Community Library’s Dear Diorama Contest, 7:00pm

Dear Diorama is an art contest for book lovers, that takes place at Rochambeau Library after hours. Dioramas will be critiqued and judged by a panel of art critics and book lovers, and light refreshments will be served.
The diorama scenes will be on display to the public at Craftland following the contest.

Wednesday, March 5th

Pawtucket Winter Farmer’s Market, 4:00pm

The Ten Tenors: On Broadway at The Vets RI, 7:30pm

The producers of The TEN Tenors have put together a special, limited time show for Broadway fans. Audiences can expect to see a collection of Broadway’s greatest hits, sung by ten Australian tenors.

Friday, March 7th

Brown University Alumni Exhibitions: Part 1, 3:00pm

The David Winton Bell Gallery and the Department of Visual Art are hosting two Alumni exhibitions as a part of the celebration of Brown University’s 250th Anniversary. The work of Dawn Clements ’86, Paul Ramirez Jonas ’87, and Kerry Tribe ’97 will be on display. Opening day will feature talks by each artist, as well as a discussion moderated by Wendy Edwards, Chair of the Department of Visual Arts.

Chaise Three Receptions, 6:00pm

Chaise Three is an exhibition of interdisciplinary arts that are not normally seen together in the same context. In response to the changing landscape of art-related media production and distribution, a group of students banded together to create a multimedia publication called CHAISE, ten years ago.

Saturday, March 8th

Pawtucket Farmers Market, 9:00am

Urban Agriculture Kickoff, 1:00pm

Southside Community Land Trust will host the Urban Agriculture Kick of at the Roger Williams Botanical Garden. Come celebrate the start of the new growing season with workshops about Healthy Soil Testing, Seed Saving, Beginner Organic Growing, and Fruit Tree planting.

FirstWorks Presents: Mark Morris Dance Group, 8:00pm

The Mark Morris Dance Group will join up with FirstWorks to present an exhilarating evening of music and dance. Mark Morris is a master choreographer of endless invention, still brilliantly sculpting his legacy.

Photo Credit: Providence Skyline, via Flickr user 2009USCM

Upcoming Events for February 23rd to March 1st

There are many great events to attend this week; the Providence French Film Festival continues, and we have a Ludovico Ensemble concert, screenings and discussions of several movies, a Giambattista Bodoni exhibit, a performance by The Providence Singers, and as always, the Pawtucket Wintertime Farmers Market. We hope you enjoy this selection of events, and if you have any special events to recommend, be sure to drop us a line.

 

Sunday, February 23rd

Providence French Film Festival: Asphalt Playground 12:00pm

Providence French Film Festival: The Last of the Unjust 2:15pm

Providence French Film Festival: Guilty 6:30pm

Providence French Film Festival: Bowling 9:00pm

 

Monday, February 24th

Providence French Film Festival: Populaire 6:30pm

Ludovico Ensemble Concert 8:00pm

Brown University’s Department of Music will present the Ludovico Ensemble Monday night at 8pm. The Ludovico Ensemble was founded in 2002 by Nicholas Tolle and promotes the music the European and American avant-garde movements. The ensemble will premiere two French works that feature the cimbalom: Mark Andre’s “AB I” and Yan Maresz’s “Sul Segno.” This program was made possible through the generous support of The French-American Fund for Contemporary Music.

Providence French Film Festival: Far from Vietnam 9:00pm

 

Tuesday, February 25th

The Loving Story: Screening and Discussion 6:30pm

“The Loving Story” is the last in a four-part series offered by the Center for Slavery and Justice at Brown. The film series is meant to mark the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s March on Washington. After a screening of the film, a discussion will be moderated by Africana Studies professor, Francois Hamlin.

 

Wednesday, February 26th

Pawtucket Winter Farmer’s Market 4:00pm

Local food in every season. The chickens are still laying eggs. The salad greens are so leafy and crisp. The onions and garlic are packing spice. The apples and squashes are getting sweeter by the day. Join us for the start of another 365 days of local food. Chefs and eaters, one and all, come enjoy all that grows in Rhode Island year-round!

 

Thursday, February 27th

Opening Lecture: Giambattista Bodoni Exhibit 6:00pm

The Providence Public Library will celebrate the 200th anniversary of the death of Giambattista Bodoni, one of history’s most important typographers and printers with an exhibition and opening lecture by the eminent typographer, Matthew Carter. The exhibition will be on display through mid-April.

“A Place at the Table”: Screening and Discussion 6:00pm

The Garden Grille, Wildflour Bakery, and the Grance present a community screening and discussion of “A Place at the Table,” a film documenting the issue of hunger in the United States, and offering solutions toward ending the hunger struggle of 50 million Americans each year.

 

Saturday, March 1st

Pawtucket Winter Farmer’s Market 9:00am

Providence French Film Festival: Laurence Anyways 2:15pm

The Providence Singers Perform Haydn and Mozart 8:00pm

The Providence Singers present Christine Noel, directing three substantive pieces of the classical era by Joseph Haydn & Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart by a chamber orchestra and soloists. Joining the Providence Singers are soloists soprano Teresa Wakim, mezzo-soprano Emily Marvosh, tenor Greg Zavracky, & baritone Nicholas R. Laroche.

(Photo via: Seaside Stitches, Tina Craig, 2013 )

Upcoming events for the week of February 16th – 22nd

This week we have a play written by Olneyville fifth-graders, movie showings for the Providence French Film Festival, an awards party for the Providence Children’s Film Festival, and as always, the Pawtucket Wintertime Market. We hope you enjoy these events, and of course if you have any recommendations of your own make sure to drop us a line.

This week we have a play written by Olneyville fifth-graders, movie showings for the Providence French Film Festival, an awards party for the Providence Children’s Film Festival, and as always, the Pawtucket Wintertime Market. We hope you enjoy these events, and of course if you have any recommendations of your own make sure to drop us a line.

Sunday, February 16th

The Manton Avenue Project Presents “Be My Ally: The Upstander Play”

See the last performance of “Be My Ally: The Upstander Play” at 3pm. Written by fifth-graders from the Olneyville neighborhood, this play is about how kindness can turn bullying situations around. The performance is located in the Media & Arts Center at the Met School at 325 Public Street in Providence. Tickets are Pay What You Can, but reservations are encouraged. Call the box office to RSVP: 401-331-7007. Programs are free for Olneyville kids. Donations are appreciated.

Wednesday, February 19th

Pawtucket Wintertime Farmers Market

Local food in every season. The chickens are still laying eggs. The salad greens are so leafy and crisp. The onions and garlic are packing spice. The apples and squashes are getting sweeter by the day. Join us for the start of another 365 days of local food. Chefs and eaters, one and all, come enjoy all that grows in Rhode Island year-round! The farmer’s market is open on Wednesdays starting at 4:00pm and also on Saturdays beginning at 9:00am.

Thursday, February 20th

Providence French Film Festival: Young and Beautiful 6:30 PM

Providence French Film Festival: The Meteor 9:00 PM

Friday, February 21st

Providence French Film Festival: Queen of Montreuil 4:00 PM

Providence French Film Festival: Rebellion 9:00 PM

Saturday, February 22nd

Awards Party: Providence Children’s Film Festival

Head over to the RISD Museum Metcalf Auditorium and enjoy a screening of Once in a Lullaby at 3:30pm, followed by a party at 5:30pm announcing the award winners of this year’s festival. Tickets are $10 for children and students and $15 for adults.

Providence French Film Festival: Aya of Yop City 12:00 PM

Providence French Film Festival: Haute Cuisine 2:00 PM

Providence French Film Festival: Far from Anywhere 4:00 PM

Providence French Film Festival: Cycling with Moliere 6:30 PM

Providence French Film Festival: Calm at Sea 9:00 PM

(Photo via: Flickr: Taco Inc., Marianne Lee, 2010)

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
401.272.3970

$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

 

Upcoming events for the week of February 9th – 15th

This week you can look forward to the Providence Children’s Film Festival’s opening night, a unique show by the Martha Redbone Roots Project, a spoken word performance, an inspiring play written by fifth-graders, and of course the Pawtucket wintertime farmers market.

This week you can look forward to the Providence Children’s Film Festival’s opening night,  a unique show by the Martha Redbone Roots Project, a spoken word performance, an inspiring play written by fifth-graders, and of course the Pawtucket wintertime farmers market. We hope you enjoy these events, and if you have any recommendations of your own make sure to drop us a line.

Wednesday, February 12th

Pawtucket Wintertime Farmers Market

Local food in every season. The chickens are still laying eggs. The salad greens are so leafy and crisp. The onions and garlic are packing spice. The apples and squashes are getting sweeter by the day. Join us for the start of another 365 days of local food. Chefs and eaters, one and all, come enjoy all that grows in Rhode Island year-round! The farmer’s market is open on Wednesdays starting at 4:00pm and also on Saturdays beginning at 9:00am.

Thursday, February 13th

Opening Night: Providence Children’s Film Festival

Join us in celebrating the 5th Annual Providence Children’s Film Festival! Help us kick off this year’s festival with food and festivities followed by a screening of The Zigzag Kid at the RISD Museum Metcalf Auditorium. The party begins at 6pm followed by screening of The Zigzag Kid at 7pm. Tickets are $10 for children and students and $15 for adults.

Martha Redbone Roots Project at Aurora

Hailed as “Americana’s next superstar”, Martha Redbone soulfully fuses her Cherokee, Choctaw and African-American heritage in a vibrant gumbo of funk and R&B. With her latest album, Garden of Love—Songs of William Blake, Redbone plunges her hands into both the fertile soil of timeless Appalachian roots music and the mystical and romantic poetry of the seminal, late-18th century British bard. The result, produced by Nitty Gritty Dirt Band founder John McEuen, is brilliant and startlingly fresh. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door.

Andrea Gibson Spoken Word

Andrea Gibson is not gentle with her truths. It is this raw fearlessness that has led her to the forefront of the spoken word movement– the first winner of the Women’s World Poetry Slam –Gibson has headlined prestigious performance venues coast to coast with powerful readings on war, class, gender, bullying, white privilege, sexuality, love, and spirituality. Her work has been featured on the BBC, Air America, C-SPAN, Free Speech TV and in 2010 was read by a state representative in lieu of morning prayer at the Utah State Legislature. See her perform live at Providence’s Columbus Theatre at 9pm. Tickets are $15 in advance and $17 the day of the show.

Friday, February 14th

The Manton Avenue Project Presents “Be My Ally: The Upstander Play”

Nine young playwrights from the Olneyville neighborhood, each in the 5th grade, have collaboratively written a full-length play around the theme of acts of kindness, and turning bystanders into upstanders in bullying situations. Presented by the Manton Avenue Project, performances will take place at 7pm on Friday, and 3pm on Saturday and Sunday, in the Media and Arts Center at the Met School at 325 Public St. in Providence. Tickets are Pay What You Can, but reservations are encouraged.  As always, our programs are free to Olneyville kids. Donations are appreciated.

(Photo via: Pete DeSimas Photography)