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Wednesday Jan 28, 2015

Fleetwood Mac "On with the Show"

  • January 28, 2015
  • Location: Dunkin' Donuts Center
  • Address: One LaSalle Square, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: Dunkin' Donuts Center

Tickets go on sale Monday, October 20th at Noon

Marie Antoinette: The Color of Flesh

  • January 28, 2015
  • Location: Providence College - Smith Center for the Arts
  • Address: 549 River Avenue, Providence, RI 02918

When an aspiring young painter and a handsomely conniving revolutionary join forces to infiltrate the mind and bedroom of France's most infamous queen, they find themselves hopelessly tangled in a political love triangle.

Morality Play

  • January 28, 2015
  • Location: Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre
  • Address: 172 Exchange Street, Pawtucket, RI 02860

1361: A bone-chilling winter in England. The Black Death, dormant for more than a decade, has returned with a vengeance. The Church rules the land, and a ragged troupe of actors accompanied by a renegade priest roams the countryside performing religious stories for the masses. But everything changes when a young boy is found dead and a mute girl stands to be hanged for the murder. Sensing a miscarriage of justice (and potential earnings!), the itinerant actors try to unravel the mystery by weavi... www.gammtheatre.org/#!season-30/cvip

The Meeting

  • January 28, 2015
  • Location: Ocean State Theatre Company
  • Address: 1245 Jefferson Blvd., Warwick, RI 02886

New England premiere! This fascinating and dramatically compelling play, depicts the imagined meeting of two of the most significant men of modern times: Malcolm X and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Differing in their philosophies, but alike in their desire for equality, the two men debate their conflicting approaches to the same grave social problems. Both understand they may have to give their life for their beliefs, but neither is aware of how soon their assassins' bullets would await them.... www.oceanstatetheatre.org/tickets/the-meeting/

Middletown

  • January 28, 2015
  • Location: Trinity Repertory Company
  • Address: 201 Washington Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: Trinity Repertory Company

"Welcome to the little town of Middletown. Ordinary place, ordinary time. But aren't they all? No. They are not, all," opens celebrated playwright Will Eno's acclaimed 2010 play. Wry, bittersweet and achingly beautiful, Middletown takes a microscope to small-town American living, revealing universal themes of love, birth, death, loneliness, elation, forgiveness, disappointment and redemption. Showcasing ten members of the resident acting company, this production is a Rhode Island premi... www.trinityrep.com/

Dick Lupino Trio

  • January 28, 2015
  • Location: Sardella's Restaurant
  • Address: 30 Memorial Blvd, Newport, RI 02840
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Wednesday

Dick Lupino with different musicians each week perform Jazz/American Songbook. Reservations required. Dinner specials offered.

Spaghetti Notte

  • January 28, 2015
  • Location: Papa Razzi
  • Address: 1 Papa Razzi Way, Cranston, RI 02920
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Wednesday

SPAGHETTI NOTTE - $19.99 Break bread while embracing a traditional Italian dish with family and friends and join us on Wednesday nights for “Spaghetti Notte.” Choose from a selection of gourmet appetizers including our Insalata di Papa and Margherita pizza. For the main course, enjoy our house made pasta dishes including traditional dishes such as Spaghetti alla Bolognese or Spaghetti Alla Polpetta - our version of spaghetti and meatballs! Allow yourself to relax from your busy week ... www.paparazzitrattoria.com/

Stump! Trivia

  • January 28, 2015
  • Location: The Whiskey Republic
  • Address: 515 South Water Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: The Whiskey Republic
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Wednesday

Join us for Stump! Trivia every Wednesday night with great prizes each and every week!

French Pronunciation and Intonation Workshop

  • January 28, 2015
  • Location: Alliance Française de Providence
  • Address: 928 Smith Street, Providence, RI 02908

FRENCH PRONUNCIATION, STRESS, AND INTONATION JANUARY 28, 7:00 TO 8:00 PM Break your English speaking habits! Learn to speak like a true francophone with authentic pronunciation and intonation patterns with interactive exercises and discussion. For French students of all levels, admission is $25 or $20 for members.

“Best Bars in America” Star Sean Patton Headlines Comix at Foxwoods Beginning January 22nd

  • January 28, 2015
  • Location: Comix at Foxwoods Comedy Club
  • Address: 350 Trolley Line Boulevard, Ledyard, CT 06338
  • Recurrence: Recurring every 3 days

Comix at Foxwoods will host the co-star of Esquire’s “Best Bars in America” and renowned stand-up act Sean Patton for a three-night, four-show performance, which gets underway Thursday, Jan. 22 at 8:00 p.m. Patton, a comedian based in New York, by way of New Orleans, began doing stand-up in the Crescent City, and has since performed in comedy clubs across the US and Canada. Patton’s comedic style focuses more on originality, personal perspective, and tales glorifying the... www.comixatfoxwoods.com

Fresh Paint

  • January 28, 2015
  • Location: ArtProv gallery
  • Address: 150 Chestnut Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

ArtProv gallery's newest exhibit titled “Fresh Paint” features new works by current gallery artists Mary Jane Andreozzi, Alecia Barry Underhill, and Judy Araujo Volkmann, as well as pieces by new exhibitors Daniel Koterbay, Mark Holme, and Michael Foytho. “This show is about bringing in a new mix of work, both from some of our visitors' favorite artists as well as a couple new painters whose work aligns with the vibrant, eclectic collection we've come to be recognized for,&rdq... www.artprovidence.com

Circus

  • January 28, 2015
  • Address: 224 Benefit Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: RISD Museum
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

The spectacle of the American and European circus takes center stage in this glimpse into the visual world of this phenomenon during the height of its popularity, 1850 to 1960. Approximately 40 circus-themed paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, and posters by artists such as Alexander Calder, Marc Chagall, Henri Matisse, JamesJacques-Joseph Tissot, and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec delve into life under the big top and its wider connections to culture and society. During its heyday, the circus ...

URI Feinstein Providence Campus Arts and Culture Program Presents Black History Month Exhibit

  • January 28, 2015
  • Location: URI Providence Campus Gallery 1st and 2nd Floor Lobby
  • Address: 80 Washington street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Double Black History Month Exhibits: LYRICAL WARRIORS 1: ON THEIR OWN TERMS by Monique Rolle-Johnson and Simone Spruce-Torres & SYMBIOSIS FRAGMENTARY: Abstraction NL 0714 #40 Nixon Ave by Nixon Ledger January 20-February 27 2015, with a Reception, Panel, Music & Spoken Word Performance on February 5 5:30-7:30. Haitian born and trained artist, Nixon Ledger - recognized and known as “the Guy of banana leaves.” works to create images that allow th... www.uri.edu/prov/arts

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.

German Classes at the German American Cultural Society of Rhode Island

  • January 28, 2015
  • Address: 78 Carter Ave, Pawtucket, RI 02861
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Wednesday, Thursday

German Classes. Beginner, Intermediate $195 for 12 weeks

In Diverse Estimations Little Moscow

  • January 28, 2015
  • 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...

Thursday Jan 29, 2015

Marie Antoinette: The Color of Flesh

  • January 29, 2015
  • Location: Providence College - Smith Center for the Arts
  • Address: 549 River Avenue, Providence, RI 02918

When an aspiring young painter and a handsomely conniving revolutionary join forces to infiltrate the mind and bedroom of France's most infamous queen, they find themselves hopelessly tangled in a political love triangle.

Morality Play

  • January 29, 2015
  • Location: Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre
  • Address: 172 Exchange Street, Pawtucket, RI 02860

1361: A bone-chilling winter in England. The Black Death, dormant for more than a decade, has returned with a vengeance. The Church rules the land, and a ragged troupe of actors accompanied by a renegade priest roams the countryside performing religious stories for the masses. But everything changes when a young boy is found dead and a mute girl stands to be hanged for the murder. Sensing a miscarriage of justice (and potential earnings!), the itinerant actors try to unravel the mystery by weavi... www.gammtheatre.org/#!season-30/cvip

The Meeting

  • January 29, 2015
  • Location: Ocean State Theatre Company
  • Address: 1245 Jefferson Blvd., Warwick, RI 02886

New England premiere! This fascinating and dramatically compelling play, depicts the imagined meeting of two of the most significant men of modern times: Malcolm X and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Differing in their philosophies, but alike in their desire for equality, the two men debate their conflicting approaches to the same grave social problems. Both understand they may have to give their life for their beliefs, but neither is aware of how soon their assassins' bullets would await them.... www.oceanstatetheatre.org/tickets/the-meeting/

Middletown

  • January 29, 2015
  • Location: Trinity Repertory Company
  • Address: 201 Washington Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: Trinity Repertory Company

"Welcome to the little town of Middletown. Ordinary place, ordinary time. But aren't they all? No. They are not, all," opens celebrated playwright Will Eno's acclaimed 2010 play. Wry, bittersweet and achingly beautiful, Middletown takes a microscope to small-town American living, revealing universal themes of love, birth, death, loneliness, elation, forgiveness, disappointment and redemption. Showcasing ten members of the resident acting company, this production is a Rhode Island premi... www.trinityrep.com/

Awake Providence!

  • January 29, 2015
  • Location: Providence Shambhala Center
  • Address: 541 Pawtucket Ave 2nd Floor, Providence / Pawtucket Line, RI 02860
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Thursday

Everyone is invited to this weekly, drop-in event featuring an eclectic mix of meditation, film, talk, discussions and a most wonderful opportunity to socialize. During our time together we may watch a film, have a discussion or join another online community to examine some of the most pressing issues we all face today. You are welcome (and encouraged!) to join us for the reception after the talk. Come prepared for a lively group & dialogue!

Salsa Fever Thursdays

  • January 29, 2015
  • Location: Tantric Lounge
  • Address: 1070 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02904
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Thursday

To Mambo Pa Ti (MPT), Latin dance is a way of life. That's why we're incredibly passionate about not only giving students the tools they need to succeed and have fun on the dance floor, but in creating a supportive community of fierce Salseros. Salsa Fever Thursdays, MPT's weekly social dance, is a safe nurturing place to celebrate our hard work, practice your moves and gain inspiration from new and old friends. The chill vibe features great music, from New England's best djs, weekly classes an... www.mambopati.com

Pauly Shore from HBO & Funny or Die.com!

Born into a life of comedy, Pauly Shore is seared into the public consciousness for his attention- grabbing comedic talents, and his meteoric rise to notoriety in the 1990’s with starring roles in popular film comedies, acting-up as MTV “VJ” and show host, and performing his stand-up at national comedy clubs, including legendary venue The Comedy Store – where Pauly continues to work and perform. An entertainment career was virtually pre-ordained for Pauly Montgomery Shore... www.ricomedyconnection.com

Collected Stories

  • January 29, 2015
  • Location: 2nd Story Theatre
  • Address: 28 Market Street, Warren, RI 02885
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Donald Margulies’ provocative play re-examines the age-old conflict between the established artist and the idolizing fan who becomes a protégé, a disciple, a colleague, a friend and, finally, a rival. Directed by Mark Peckham, “Collected Stories” features Lynne Collinson as prominent short-story writer Ruth Steiner, and Gabby Sherba as her student-turned confidante-turned competitor, Lisa Morrison.

Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead

  • January 29, 2015
  • Location: The Wilbury Theatre Group
  • Address: 393 Broad Street, Providence, RI 02907
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Acclaimed as a modern dramatic masterpiece, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead is the fabulously inventive tale of Hamlet as told from the worm's-eye view of the bewildered Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, two minor characters in Shakespeare's play. In Tom Stoppard's best-known work, this Shakespearean Laurel and Hardy finally get a chance to take the lead role, but do so in a world where echoes of Waiting for Godot resound, where reality and illusion intermix, and where fate leads our two her... thewilburygroup.org/

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