Upcoming Events for August 25th-31st

There are a lot a great activities and live music happening around Providence this week. From musical theatre by the sea to Columbus Theatre performances and gospel choirs, there’s a lot to choose from.

Monday, August 25th

Theatre by the Sea Presents: Monty Python’s Spamalot -8:00pm

The funniest show on earth is coming to spread laughter and merriment throughout the kingdom of Matunuck! Monty Python’s SPAMALOT, the outrageous musical comedy lovingly ripped off from the film classic Monty Python and the Holy Grail, tells the story of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table as they embark on their quest for the Holy Grail. Flying cows, killer rabbits, taunting Frenchmen and show-stopping musical numbers are just a few of the reasons audiences are eating up SPAMALOT.

Wednesday, August 27th

Columbus Theatre Presents Les Claypool’s Duo de Twang -8:00pm

The Columbus Theatre proudly presents Les Claypool’s Duo de Twang with special guests Reformed Whores. The concert will be on Wednesday, August 27th at The Columbus Theatre. Doors will open at 8pm, show will start at 9pm. General Admission $25 advance tickets on sale Friday, May 2nd at http://duodetwang.brownpapertickets.com

Friday, August 29th

The Greatness of Gospel: Our Roots Runs Deep -7:30pm

This year music director Kim Morrison Pitts-Wiley has chosen a variety of songs that cover the full spectrum of gospel music as well as several contemporary songs with a spiritual flare. And as usual, the show will feature several special guest gospel singers from Rhode Island. Donald Gerola is a renown sculptor whose work has appeared in museums and public places around the world. He has created an outdoor sculpture garden featuring colorful and elegant metal sculptures, some of them more than twenty feet tall. The sculptor garden will be a backdrop for an exciting evening of beautiful and powerful music.

Saturday, August 30th

Audible Spaces: Tristan Perich, Zarouhie Abdalian, [The User] -1:00pm

Audible Spaces presents three sound installations that encourage participants to explore the subtleties of listening. Tristan Perich, Zarouhie Abdalian, and [The User] have each created immersive environments using seemingly uniform sounds that dissolve into tonal, tactile, and temporal variations as participants engage with them.

Sunday, August 31st

The Providence Flea -10:00am

The Providence Flea is back for the summer, and the team wants you to be a part of it! 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.

Upcoming Events for April 13th to April 19th

Coming up this week you can see acclaimed artist Sylvia Ann Soares take on the role of RISD’s first African-American graduate, listen to two piano concert options, attend a gallery opening, or take in a concert. As always, you can attend the Pawtucket Wintertime Farmer’s Market.

Coming up this week you can see acclaimed artist Sylvia Ann Soares take on the role of RISD’s first African-American  graduate, listen to two piano concert options, attend a gallery opening, or take in a concert. As always, you can attend the Pawtucket Wintertime Farmer’s Market, and if you have any events to suggest, feel free to drop us a line. Make sure to check out our full events listing for even more upcoming events in Providence, Rhode Island.

Sunday, April 13th

Nancy Elizabeth Prophet: Calm Assuarance and Savage Pleasure, 2pm

Acclaimed actress, Sylvia Ann Soares, will appear as Nancy Elizabeth Prophet, the Rhode Island School of Design’s first African-American graduate. ‘Prophet’ will share her 1920’s Paris diaries which led the Rhode Island native to an impressive career as a sculptress of international renown.

Duo Pianists: John and Richard Contiguglia, 2:30pm

Rhode Island College’s performing arts series presents John and Richard Contiguglia. The identical twins have collaborated as a piano duo since the age of five. They will perform “A Four Hand Tribute to Schubert,” which is scheduled to include Allegro in A minor, Op. 144, Lebensstürme, variations in A-flat Major on an Original Theme, Op. 35 (D813), and Fantasie in F minor, Op. 103 (D940).

Wednesday, April 16th

Pawtucket Wintertime Farmer’s Market, 4pm

Thursday, April 17th

ArtProv Gallery Opening Artist Reception, 5pm

Come visit Providence’s newest contemporary art gallery in the historic Doran Building. Artists who will be featured at the event include Mary Jane Andreozzi, Kate Hoyer, Nick Paciorek, and Judy Araujo Volkmann.

Design the Night, WYSIWYG, 5pm

The RISD museum’s dynamic evening events series, Design The Night, kicks off with a celebration of graphic design in “Graphic Design: Now in Production.” At this installment of Design the Night you will get to take part in lively conversations with artists and designers, participate in hands-on art creation, listen to music, and more! See the main event page for a schedule of the evening.

Mateo Romero Artist Talk, 5:30pm

Brown University presents contemporary pueblo painter Mateo Romero for an artist talk. Romero was born and raised in Berkeley, California, and his father kept him connected to Rio Grande Pueblo world as well. Romero attended Dartmouth College and studied alongside acclaimed artists Ben Frank Moss and Varujan Boghosian. He earned his MFA in printmaking from the University of New Mexico.

Friday, April 18th

Nancy Elizabeth Prophet Discussion, 5pm

Catherine Little Bert will look at the life of Nancy Elizabeth Prophet, examine her body of work, and consider the obstacles she faced as an African American and as a woman, from the various perspectives of the art world: museums, galleries, and the market place. This is part of a collaborative series of multidisciplinary events that are being funded in part by the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities.

Pianist Jonathan Biss, 8pm

Community MusicWorks will present pianist Jonathan Biss, “one of the most striking North American pianists from the new generation.” Take advantage of this rare opportunity to see this great artist in Rhode Island, as he performs the works of Beethoven, Janacek, and Chopin. Proceeds from the concert will benefit Community MusicWorks’ free music education programming for Providence youth.

Saturday, April 19th

Pawtucket Wintertime Farmer’s Market, 9am

David Wax Museum at the Colombus Theatre, 8pm

The Columbus Cooperative proudly presents, David Wax Museum and special guest Wooden Dinosaur upstairs at the Columbus Theatre. David Wax Museum combines latin rhythms, infectious melodies, and call-and-response hollering. DWM was hailed by TIME for its “virtuosic music skill and virtous harmonies” and has built a reputation among concert goers for “kicking up a cloud of excitement.”

Providence Skyline photo by Panoramio user jtl10.