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

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.

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