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Wednesday, May 19, 2010
MUSIC   THEATER / DANCE    SPECIAL EVENTS    

Please join the Department of Art, Culture + Tourism and the Americans for the Arts for an announcement that will help us track health and vitality of our community’s arts sector.

May 26, 2010 @ 3:30pm
The Hotel Providence
139 Mathewson Street, Providence, RI
No cost - Please RSVP by May 21 to artsintern4@providenceri.com 

 Featuring Randy Cohen,
Vice President of Local Arts Advancement for Americans for the Arts

 Drinks, music, and conversation following the event at Aspire

 MUSIC
 
Lloyd Kaplan's
Aristocats
Enjoy a special swingin'
evening of Jazz at the
Providence Commmunity
Library!
May 20, 7pm - 8:30pm
Rochambeau Library
708  HopeStreet
Tickets Are $20
Click Here For More Info
 
RI Civic Chorale
& Orchestra
 
In the final concert of their 53rd season, Papa Haydn features three of Franz Joseph Haydn's greatest works!
May 22, 8pm
Cathedral Of Saint's Peter/Paul
30 Fenner Street
Tickets $22
Click Here For More Info
  
Hunter Music Series @ The Lippitt House
 
Local Jazz duo Yvonne Monnett and Donald Blais will perform a lively array of Cole Porter tunes!
June 4, 7pm
Lippitt House Museum
199 Hope Street
Tickets Are $12
Click Here For More Info
 
THEATER/DANCE
 
Jersey Boys
 
The 2006 Tony Award®-winning Best Musical about Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Four Seasons. 
Through June 6
Providence Performing Arts Ctr
220 Weybosset St.
Tickets $28-$128
Click Here For More Info
 
The Syringa Tree
 
A haunting, joyous memory
play of sacrifice, liberation and the bonds which cannot be broken.
Through May 30
Trinity Repertory Company
201 Washington Stret
Tickets Are $10 - $65
Click Here For More Info
  
Killer Joe
 
Theater of Thought presents this play by Tracy Letts.  Please be advised that these performances are outside.
Through May 29, 8:30pm
 
25 Eagle Street
Tickets Are $18-$25
Click Here For More Info

 SPECIAL EVENTS
 
WaterFire
Providence
WaterFire Providence has announced it's schedule for
the 2010 season!  Next lighting is June 4 @ 8:17pm.
June - October
Providence Riverwalk
Downtown Providence
Free To The Public
Click Here For More Info
 
Providence Rock 'N' Roll
Yard Sale
 
An all-day sale of vinyl records/music + handmade crafts and featuring live performances.
May 22, 11am - 6pm
Grant's Block 
Union & Westminster Street
Free To The Public
Click Here For More Info
  
Collection 2010: RISD Apparel Design Show
 
The first and best chance to get an up-close view of the fashion tastemakers and trendsetters of the future.
May 22
VMA Arts & Cultural Center
1 Avenue Of The Arts
Tickets Are $17 - $62
Click Here For More Info
Providence
Roller Derby
The Roller Derby kicks off their 2010 home season with the Sakonnet River Roller Rats vs. The Old Money Honeys.
May 29, 7pm
RI Convention Center
1 Sabin Street
Tickets $10 Adv/$13 Door
Click Here For More Info
 
Pecha Kucha
Providence
 
A monthly format for sharing ideas, in which presenters are allotted 20 slides and 20 seconds per slide.
June 2, 7:20pm
AS220
115 Empire Street
Free To The Public
Click Here For More Info
  
Festival Of Historic Houses
 
The Providence Preservation Society celebrates spring with its annual Festival of Historic Houses.
June 3- 5
Various Locations
Providence
Pricing Varies By Event
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IN THE GALLERIES
BUY ART Providence
BUY ART Providence is a city-wide arts advocacy program. 
Buy Art at participating venues
and receive a free art pin!
Ongoing
Participating Merchants
Providence
Free With Purchase
Click Here For More Info
 
Providence Art Club
Opposites Attract is a joint show of recent work from Gail Armstrong and Craig
Masten.
May 23 - June 11
Providence Art Club
11 Thomas Street
Free To The Public
Click Here For More Info
 
Gallery GB4
 
Gallery GB4 is a new pop-up gallery which showcases work from current seniors in RISD's Glass Department.
 Ongoing
Gallery GB4
210 Westminster Street
Free To The Public
Click Here For More Info
  
Providence Art Windows
 
An exhibition of juried art and
art installations filling nine
retail window spaces in
Downtown
Providence.
Through June 11
Various Locations
Downtown Providence
Free To The Public
Click Here For More Info
 
URI Providence Gallery
Each year the Public School Art Exhibit includes between 250 and 350 works of art in all media created by K-12 students from across the state.
Through May 28
URI Providence Gallery
80 Washington Street
Free To The Public
Click Here For More Info
 
RISD Museum
 Siebren Versteeg: In Advance of Another Thing uses online mass media and commercial databases to investigate our media-saturated world.
Through October 10
RISD Museum
20 North Main Street
Museum Admission $10
Click Here For More Info
Gallery Z
 Gallery Z is currently showcasing works from one of their most accomplished painters, Kevin Mourad.
Through May 29
Gallery Z
259 Atwells Avenue
Free To The Public
Click Here For More Info
 
Bell Gallery
The David Winton Bell Gallery 
is featuring Beloved Daughters: Photographs by Fazal
Sheikh.
Through May 30
Bell Gallery - List Art Ctr
64 College Street
Free To The Public
Click Here For More Info
 
Craftland
Catherine Hamilton: recent works on paper features sketches and digital drawings from watching birds.
Through May 22
Craftland
235 Westminster Street
Free To The Public
Click Here For More Info 
Royal Gallery
Royal Gallery is
featuring Contemporary
Still Life: More Than Meets
The Eye.
Through May 30
Royal Gallery
298 Atwells Avenue
Free To The Public
Click Here For More Info
 
Krause Gallery
 The Krause Gallery is
featuring works from 

Patrice Sullivan and

Bob Martin.

Through May 28
Krause Gallery
250 Lloyd Avenue
Free To The Public
Click Here For Info
 
Bannister Gallery
 The Annual Student Exhibition showcases student talents in the various disciplines offered at RIC.
Through May 22
Bannister Gallery - RI College
600 Mount Pleasant Avenue
Free To The Public
Click Here For More Info 
Gallery Night
 Twenty-one of the city’s hot
“art spots” open their doors inviting you to a visual arts party.
May 20, 5:30pm
One Regency Plaza
Greene Street (Near Library)
Free To The Public
Click Here For More Info
 
AS220
The AS220 Main Gallery is featuring New Work by
Daniel DuBois & Corey Grayhorse.
Through May 29
AS220
115 Empire Street
Free To The Public
Click Here For More Info
 
Gallery 17 Peck
  Gallery 17 Peck is
featuring Girls Night
Out: Paintings From
Daniel Kelley.
Ongoing
Gallery 17 Peck
303 Atwells Avenue
Free To The Public
Click Here For More Info
Chabot Gallery
 Chabot Fine Art Gallery is presenting a new exhibit featuring contemporary works from artists within the region.
Through June 12
Chabot Gallery
379 Atwells Avenue
Free To The Public
Click Here For More Info

 

 
 Spot On Thayer
 
 The Spot on Thayer is showcasing an exhibition with works from RISD Grads Harrison Love and Michael Green.
 Tuesday - Friday, 2pm - 5pm
The Spot On Thayer
286 Thayer St, Second Floor
Free To The Public
Click Here For More Info
 
 Art @ Sine Cera
 
Arts @ Sine Cera is presenting
a solo art show showcasing works from the Emperor of
the RFE.
 Ongoing
Art @ Sine Cera
379 Broadway
Free To The Public
Click Here For More Info
FAMILY FUN
Museum Of Natural History & Planetarium
This astronomy exhibit tracks the evolution of stars, from their birth in clouds of gas to their explosive end in supernovae and planetary nebulae.
Ongoing
Museum Of Natural History
1000 Elmwood Avenue
Admission Is $2
Click Here For More Info

 

 
Kidoinfo
Guide
This independent weblog is brimming with information,
creative ideas, things to do, places to go and links to family resources.
Ongoing
 
Free
Click Here For More Info
 
Providence
Children's Museum
The fun never stops at the Providence Children's Museum, Rhode Island's only hands-on museum for kids and their families!
Ongoing
Providence Children's Museum
100 South Street
Museum Admission $7.50
Click Here For More Info
 
FUNDRAISERS
We CROSSED OCEANS TO GET HERE, a coming-to-America musical
June 7, 6:00 - 8:30 pm, Angell Blackfriars Theatre, Providence College, $50
The Manton Avenue Project announces its 2010 Gala event, “WE CROSSED OCEANS TO GET HERE, a coming-to-America musical”, which will take place onstage at the Angell Blackfriars Theater in the Smith Center for the Arts on the campus of Providence College.  Beginning with a 6:00 PM cocktail hour, the evening will include a performance of four short plays written by celebrity guest playwrights including WPRI Chief Meteorologist Tony Petrarca,  Festival Ballet Providence Artistic Director, Mihailo Djuric, and RI State Senator Paul Jabour and four plays written by MAP Kids.  The performance will be followed by refreshments, dessert and a chance to talk with the actors and playwrights. Set onboard a ship approaching the shores of New York City in 1892, each of the short three to five minute plays will tell the story of a group of immigrants coming to their new home in America.  The plays will feature volunteer performances by some of Rhode Island's best-known actors. Call 401-331-7007 or click here for more information.

RI Citizens For The Arts
All memberships to RI Citizens for the Arts are being matched by the RI Foundation through Sept 1st! So, your membership purchase is automatically doubled! Support a great cause, double your money and the first 100 people will be sporting very cool “Creative Corps” dog tags! http://ri4arts.org/ 
 
ARTIST OPPORTUNITIES
Call For Filmmakers
The Rhode Island International Film Festival is now accepting applications for the 2010 festival.  The deadline to apply is June 1.  For more information please click here.
 
Calling All Providence Artists & Art Retailers                                                                   Providence's BUY ART campaign is designed to thank all shoppers who buy art and to help promote Providence based art merchants + artists, all at no cost to the consumer and seller/artist. If you are based in Providence, sell art and wish to participate, please email Michael Christofaro with your name, website address, brief description of the work you produce, address (internal use only), phone number (internal use only) and email address (internal use only).  For more information on BUY ART please click here.
  
Call For Artists - Vending Opportunity
The Indie Arts Fest is now accepting applications for 2010 Festival to be held July 31 in Downtown Providence.  The deadline to apply is July 2.  For more information please click here.
 
Call For Artists - Frazier Festival
The Frazier Festival, an installation of live performance in two of Downtown Providence's beautiful spaces, the Frazier Terrace and Burnside Park, is seeking artists to participate in this year's festival to be held in July.  For more information please click here.

  
Craftland Workshops
From knitted postcards to skateboard stenciling, Craftland's got an amazing range of classes at affordable prices taught by enthusiastic professionals.  For more information please click here.
 
Craft Workshops
Learn a vast and fun array of skills from some of Providence's artsiest and craftsiest people at Kreatelier!  From sewing to bookbinding, Kreatelier has something for everyone young and old alike.  For more information please click here.

Bridging Cultures: NEH Initiative Seeks Proposals on “Civility and Democracy” and “The Muslim World and the Humanities”. Deadline June 1. http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/BridgingCultures.html

 
Youth Opportunities  
Roots & Rituals: A Creative Day for Creative People
May 22, 12pm to 5pm, AS220, 115 Empire Street, Free & Open To The Public
The first ever Youth Arts Day, a youth-planned, cross-organizational showcase of 5 youth arts organizations.  Young people from the Providence Youth Arts Collaborative (AS220 Broad Street Studios, Community MusicWorks, Everett Dance Theatre, New Urban Arts, and Providence ¡CityArts! for Youth) have joined forces for the first ever Youth Arts Day, generously supported by the National Endowment for the Arts. Workshops scheduled from noon to 2pm; performances from to 2 to 5pm. More info: www.communitymusicworks.org.
To submit an Arts event for the Newsletter, please email Michael Christofaro at least two weeks prior to the event.
       
 City of Providence Department of Art, Culture + Tourism / 25 Dorrance Street / Room 111 / Providence / RI / 02903 / 401.421.2489