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Monday Mar 02, 2015

Twelfth Night

  • March 02, 2015
  • Location: Brown University - Stuart Theatre
  • Address: 75 Waterman Street, Providence, RI 02912

Written by William Shakespeare Directed by Jane Nichols Presented by Sock & Buskin in assocation with Brown's Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies.

The Last Five Years

  • March 02, 2015
  • Location: Ocean State Theatre Company
  • Address: 1245 Jefferson Blvd., Warwick, RI 02886

Named one of Time Magazine's 10 best shows of 2001, Jason Robert Brown's Drama Desk winner is a contemporary song-cycle musical, which ingeniously chronicles the five year life of a relationship, from meeting to break-up... and from break-up to meeting... all at the same time! A frequently humorous, often romantic, and intensely personal look at the relationship between a writer and an actress told from both points of view - his going forwards and hers going backwards.

The Glass Menagerie

  • March 02, 2015
  • Location: Trinity Repertory Company
  • Address: 201 Washington Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: Trinity Repertory Company

An American classic and considered by many one of the greatest plays ever written, The Glass Menagerie is an emotional masterpiece and Tennessee Williams' personal "memory play," featuring one of the most recognizable families in dramatic literature-histrionic mother Amanda (played by Anne Scurria), guilt-ridden son Tom and fragile daughter Laura. Director Brian Mertes (A Lie of the Mind, Clybourne Park) brings a rarely seen depth of storytelling to this production, engaging the audien... Visit Website

Enigmatica Mandolin Ensemble

  • March 02, 2015
  • Location: East Providence Public Library/Weaver
  • Address: 41 Grove Avenue, East Providence, RI 02914

Weaver Library is delighted to welcome the Providence-based mandolin ensemble Enigmatica to the Champlin Program Room of the library for a free concert. Performing innovative, highly acclaimed music for fifteen years, Enigmatica brings a mix of folk, classical, Celtic, and Brazilian influences that are beautiful, accessible, and timeless. The group features instruments of the mandolin family — mandolin, mandola, octave mandola, and mandocello — and classical guitar.

Le Jour Se Lève (Daybreak) at Providence French Film Festival

  • March 02, 2015
  • Location: Cable Car Cinema
  • Address: 204 S Main St, Providence, RI 02903

Le Jour Se Lève (Daybreak) The film begins with foundry worker François (Jean Gabin) shooting and killing Valentin (Jules Berry). François then locks himself in his room in a guest house at the top of many flights of stairs. He is soon besieged by the police, who fail in an attempt to shoot their way into the room, as François barricades himself in. In a series of flashbacks punctuated by glimpses of the present, it is revealed that François had become involved... Visit Website

Timbuktu at Providence French Film Festival

  • March 02, 2015
  • Location: Cable Car Cinema
  • Address: 204 S Main St, Providence, RI 02903

Timbuktu This Oscar-nominated film offers a look at the brief occupation of Timbuktu by militant Islamic rebels. Pass holders must obtain a ticket for each screening at the Cable Car (limit 2 tickets per screening). Sponsored by Brown University’s Department of French Studies • Department of Modern Culture and Media • Malcolm S. Forbes Center for Culture and Media Studies • Sevaux Family Film and Lecture Endowment Supported and organized by Elsa Amanatidou • Wendy Hui ... Visit Website

Un Rêve Américain at Providence French Film Festival

  • March 02, 2015
  • Location: Cable Car Cinema
  • Address: 204 S Main St, Providence, RI 02903

Un Rêve Américain Franco-Ontarian musician Damien Robitaille introduces us to the extraordinary history of the people in the United States of French Canadian heritage. Driving from Montreal to Los Angeles, winding his way through New England, New York, Michigan, the Midwest and the legendary Far West, he brings the milestone events of their exodus to life. He uncovers a paradoxical, almost imaginary society dissolved into American life but still very much alive. During his travels h... Visit Website

Chasing Giants

Audubon partners with Mystic Seaport and artist Andrew Glass to host a unique exhibit focusing on the environmental, cultural and economic impact on the marine ecosystem from whaling. View graphic panels that chronicle the history of whaling with paintings by Andrew Glass created for the children's book Moby Dick: Chasing the Great White Whale by Eric Kimmel.

RISD Faculty Biennial

  • March 02, 2015
  • Location: RISD Museum
  • Address: 224 Benefit Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: RISD Museum
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

The faculty biennial, a longstanding tradition, showcases new work by the extraordinary artists and designers who teach at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). The works on view are as varied as the many departments and divisions in which the faculty teach—ranging from apparel, textiles, painting, printmaking, ceramics, glass, sculpture, illustration, photography, jewelry, and metalsmithing to graphic design, industrial design, architecture, landscape architecture, interior architectu...

Guided Nature Play Series

  • March 02, 2015
  • Location: Norman Bird Sanctuary
  • Address: 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, RI 02840
  • Recurrence: Recurring every 2 weeks on Monday

Mondays: March 2nd, 16th, 30th, April 13th If you loved our Story time series, this program is for you and your little one! Parents paired with Pre-K aged children are invited to join an NBS educator for fun-filled nature play time. With the outdoors around us, we will count, sort, discover, find. Don’t miss this fun series! Please dress for the weather.

In Diverse Estimations Little Moscow

  • March 02, 2015
  • Location: RISD Museum
  • Address: 224 Benefit Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: RISD Museum
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

In her 2011 film, Turkish artist Aslı Çavuşoğlu stages a series of fragmented, forgotten, and at times painfully remembered histories from a violent political suppression in the Turkish town of Fatsa in 1979 and 1980. Çavuşoğlu shot the film in Fatsa, enlisting untrained locals as actors, crew members, and information sources. Their presence adds a layer of naïve enthusiasm and increased intensity to the reenactments, as the actors are confronted with events from what are ofte...

Tuesday Mar 03, 2015

Twelfth Night

  • March 03, 2015
  • Location: Brown University - Stuart Theatre
  • Address: 75 Waterman Street, Providence, RI 02912

Written by William Shakespeare Directed by Jane Nichols Presented by Sock & Buskin in assocation with Brown's Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies.

The Last Five Years

  • March 03, 2015
  • Location: Ocean State Theatre Company
  • Address: 1245 Jefferson Blvd., Warwick, RI 02886

Named one of Time Magazine's 10 best shows of 2001, Jason Robert Brown's Drama Desk winner is a contemporary song-cycle musical, which ingeniously chronicles the five year life of a relationship, from meeting to break-up... and from break-up to meeting... all at the same time! A frequently humorous, often romantic, and intensely personal look at the relationship between a writer and an actress told from both points of view - his going forwards and hers going backwards.

The Glass Menagerie

  • March 03, 2015
  • Location: Trinity Repertory Company
  • Address: 201 Washington Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: Trinity Repertory Company

An American classic and considered by many one of the greatest plays ever written, The Glass Menagerie is an emotional masterpiece and Tennessee Williams' personal "memory play," featuring one of the most recognizable families in dramatic literature-histrionic mother Amanda (played by Anne Scurria), guilt-ridden son Tom and fragile daughter Laura. Director Brian Mertes (A Lie of the Mind, Clybourne Park) brings a rarely seen depth of storytelling to this production, engaging the audien... Visit Website

1149 Wine Divas

  • March 03, 2015
  • Location: United States
  • Address: 1149 Division Street, Warwick, RI 02818
  • Venue: Eleven Forty Nine Restaurant
  • Recurrence: Recurring monthly on the 1st Tuesday

A ladies only wine club offering a reception wine, and 4 food courses paired with wine.

Abus de Faiblesse (Abuse of Weakness) at Providence French Film Festival

  • March 03, 2015
  • Location: Cable Car Cinema
  • Address: 204 S Main St, Providence, RI 02903

Abus de Faiblesse Directed by Catherine Breillat and starring Isabelle Huppert, Abus de Faiblesse tells the story of a stroke-afflicted filmmaker manipulated by a notorious con man.  Pass holders must obtain a ticket for each screening at the Cable Car (limit 2 tickets per screening). Sponsored by Brown University’s Department of French Studies • Department of Modern Culture and Media • Malcolm S. Forbes Center for Culture and Media Studies • Sevaux Family Film and Lect... Visit Website

Friends of the Library Foreign Film Series: Belle Martha (Mostly Martha)

  • March 03, 2015
  • Location: Jamestown Philomenian Library
  • Address: 26 North Road, Jamestown, RI 02835

Join the Friends of the Jamestown Philomenian Library for the Tuesday Night International Film Series. Refreshments will be served at 6:30pm, and the film will begin at 7pm. This event is free and open to all.

La Folie Almayer (Almayer's Folly) at Providence French Film Festival

  • March 03, 2015
  • Location: Cable Car Cinema
  • Address: 204 S Main St, Providence, RI 02903

La Folie Almayer A tale of an occidental merchant, Kaspar Almayer, whose dreams of riches for his beloved daughter, Nina, collapse under the weight of his own greed and prejudice.  Pass holders must obtain a ticket for each screening at the Cable Car (limit 2 tickets per screening). Sponsored by Brown University’s Department of French Studies • Department of Modern Culture and Media • Malcolm S. Forbes Center for Culture and Media Studies • Sevaux Family Film and Lectur... Visit Website

Québékoisie at Providence French Film Festival

  • March 03, 2015
  • Location: Cable Car Cinema
  • Address: 204 S Main St, Providence, RI 02903

Québékoisie Mélanie and Olivier decided to cycle the North Shore of Quebec, Canada, to better understand the complex relationships that exist between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people. This quest for identity would push them to travel deep inside themselves and to faraway lands. Their encounters, both planned and spontaneous, include the surprising tale of an Innu man in search of his ancestors in Normandy, and the heart-wrenching story of the sister of Corporal Marcel Le... Visit Website

Chasing Giants

Audubon partners with Mystic Seaport and artist Andrew Glass to host a unique exhibit focusing on the environmental, cultural and economic impact on the marine ecosystem from whaling. View graphic panels that chronicle the history of whaling with paintings by Andrew Glass created for the children's book Moby Dick: Chasing the Great White Whale by Eric Kimmel.

RISD Faculty Biennial

  • March 03, 2015
  • Location: RISD Museum
  • Address: 224 Benefit Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: RISD Museum
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

The faculty biennial, a longstanding tradition, showcases new work by the extraordinary artists and designers who teach at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). The works on view are as varied as the many departments and divisions in which the faculty teach—ranging from apparel, textiles, painting, printmaking, ceramics, glass, sculpture, illustration, photography, jewelry, and metalsmithing to graphic design, industrial design, architecture, landscape architecture, interior architectu...

In Diverse Estimations Little Moscow

  • March 03, 2015
  • Location: RISD Museum
  • Address: 224 Benefit Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: RISD Museum
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

In her 2011 film, Turkish artist Aslı Çavuşoğlu stages a series of fragmented, forgotten, and at times painfully remembered histories from a violent political suppression in the Turkish town of Fatsa in 1979 and 1980. Çavuşoğlu shot the film in Fatsa, enlisting untrained locals as actors, crew members, and information sources. Their presence adds a layer of naïve enthusiasm and increased intensity to the reenactments, as the actors are confronted with events from what are ofte...

Wednesday Mar 04, 2015

America's Test Kitchen Live!

Join Christopher Kimball for a behind-the-scenes tour of America's Test Kitchen. Find out the secrets of recipe testing and how we rate equipment, perform taste tests, and investigate the science of cooking. Participants also get a private tour of how we film our two public television shows. You'll witness some of our most embarrassing TV moments, from the Yule log disaster to the smoking Today Show how segment that almost summoned the fire department. Also includes an on-stage chocolate tas... Visit Website

Twelfth Night

  • March 04, 2015
  • Location: Brown University - Stuart Theatre
  • Address: 75 Waterman Street, Providence, RI 02912

Written by William Shakespeare Directed by Jane Nichols Presented by Sock & Buskin in assocation with Brown's Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies.

The Last Five Years

  • March 04, 2015
  • Location: Ocean State Theatre Company
  • Address: 1245 Jefferson Blvd., Warwick, RI 02886

Named one of Time Magazine's 10 best shows of 2001, Jason Robert Brown's Drama Desk winner is a contemporary song-cycle musical, which ingeniously chronicles the five year life of a relationship, from meeting to break-up... and from break-up to meeting... all at the same time! A frequently humorous, often romantic, and intensely personal look at the relationship between a writer and an actress told from both points of view - his going forwards and hers going backwards.

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