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Wednesday Oct 01, 2014

Life of the Mind Salon Series

  • October 01, 2014
  • Location: Redwood Library
  • Address: 50 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840

Dr. Hayat Alvi, Associate Professor in the National Security Affairs Department at the U.S. Naval War College, will bring us up to date on current Middle Eastern conflicts and their global implications. A wine and cheese reception is held at 5:30 pm, followed by the Salon at 6:00 pm. Reserved seats that have not been claimed by 5:55 pm will be released to those on the waiting list. Attendees are permitted to park in the Gustave White lot, adjacent to the Redwood's, on Salon evenings.

Peace Art Exhibit

  • October 01, 2014
  • Location: First Unitarian Church of Providence
  • Address: 1 Benevolent Street, Providence, RI 02906

The Peace Flag Project helps everyone to imagine peace and to be a peacemaker. Einstein wrote "Imagination is a preview of life's coming attractions." What we can imagine we can create. We are a pro-peace nonprofit, and our work is focused on imagining peace, understanding peace, creating peace and being peace. We work with people to create Peace Flags that reflect positive wishes for the world... See More General Information This is an exciting project that is a great one for adults a... thepeaceflagproject.org/

Unveiling of Community Mural

  • October 01, 2014
  • Location: Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island
  • Address: 645 Elmwood Avenue, Providence, RI 02907

Poetic Vision: The Art of Paul Forte

  • October 01, 2014
  • Location: The Department of Art and Art History at URI
  • Address: 105 Upper College Road, Kingston, RI 02881

Primarily a visual artist, Paul Forte also writes essays and poetry. Forte's career as an artist began in the San Francisco Bay Area in the early 1970's. Influenced early on by Conceptual art, Forte has employed a variety of media over the years to realize ideas, including making and self-publishing artist's books and related objects. Forte's work continues to explore the subjective and aesthetic dimensions of conceptual approaches to art making, an approach that he terms "cognitivist.&q...

Ivanov

  • October 01, 2014
  • Location: Trinity Repertory Company
  • Address: 201 Washington Street, Providence, RI 02903

Trinity Rep opens its 51st season with the world premiere translation of one of Chekhov's earliest works-Ivanov. Often called "the comic Russian Hamlet," the title character is at odds with the world around him and his personal and professional lives collide in unexpected and humorous ways. Ivanov receives a glistening new adaptation by Artistic Director Curt Columbus, whose approach to Chekhov has been heralded by Variety as "savvy, clear, fair-minded and right-headed." Dire... www.trinityrep.com/

ShrineBeast

  • October 01, 2014
  • Location: Yellow Peril Gallery
  • Address: 60 Valley Street, Providence, RI 02909

Yellow Peril Gallery is pleased to present "ShrineBeast," a mixed media exhibition about alternate realities and the transformative nature of love by Andrew Paul Woolbright. Using himself and his wife as subjects within his work, Andrew Paul Woolbright builds a continuing narrative made of uncanny and alternate realities. "When I met my wife, I found myself able to return to an optimism, sincerity, and sentiment that I eventually recognized as pre 9/11," Woolbright shares. &... www.yellowperilgallery.com/project/andrew-paul-woolbright-shrinebeast/

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

  • October 01, 2014
  • Location: Brown University - Leeds Theatre
  • Address: 83 Waterman Street, Providence, RI 02912

Curt Columbus (Artistic Director, Trinity Rep) directs a daring new production of Sondheim's classic musical, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Attend the tale of Sweeney Todd as it has never been told before. Columbus re-invents this story of revenge and gruesome murder as a tale of morality and the folly of the 1%. Join us as we occupy the Leeds Theatre. Book your tickets early - it's going to be KILLER!

Jeffrey Bertwell, Saberah Malik and Laurie Sverdlove

  • October 01, 2014
  • Location: Chazan Gallery
  • Address: 228 Angell Street, Providence, RI 02906

The Chazan Gallery is presenting perspectives | translations | refractions, an exhibition of works by Jeffrey Bertwell, Saberah Malik and Laurie Sverdlove, from September 18 to October 8, 2014. There will be an opening reception for the artists on Gallery Night Thursday, September 18, from 5:00 - 9:00. The public is invited.

"Earthen Elements" Exhibit

  • October 01, 2014
  • Location: ArtProv gallery
  • Address: 150 Chestnut Street, 3rd Floor, Providence, RI 02903

ArtProv gallery, a contemporary gallery located in the Jewelry District's historic Doran Building, will open its newest exhibit titled "Earthen Elements" featuring the abstract paintings of Indian artist Vibha Nanda on September 16, 2014. The show will run through October 10, 2014, with an opening reception during Gallery Night Providence on September 18 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Vibha is an Indian-born, Doha, Qatar-based painter and sculptor. Her dramatic canvasses depict organic ... www.artprovidence.com/

Larry Sykes: Photographic Odysseys & Escapades

  • October 01, 2014
  • Location: Gallery Z's Studio Z
  • Address: 25 Eagle Street, Providence, RI 02908

For over fifty years Sykes has captured the world's societies in his camera. In his words, "Material culture is a reflection of identity that mirrors a character that is congealed, accentuated, or masked. The photographer looks beyond the mask. He re-envisions and constructs alternative social possibilities that mediate contradictions in material forms and social cultures. In return, the viewer is compelled to confront the layered meanings that objects assume, as they are seen through a sin... www.galleryzprov.com/galleryzprov/home.html

Linden Place Mansion Now Open For Guided Tours

  • October 01, 2014
  • Location: Linden Place
  • Address: 500 Hope Street, Bristol, RI 02809

Linden Place Mansion is now open for visitors and guided tours of the estate will be given May 3 through Columbus Day. With tours and activities for all ages, Linden Place offers a fun and educational experience for the whole family! Built in 1810 by General George DeWolf in the Federal style, Linden Place is the ‘architectural crown jewel of Bristol's downtown waterfront district. Visitors marvel at its four-story spiral staircase which has few rivals in America and see pictures of the ...

This Beautiful City

  • October 01, 2014
  • Location: Southside Cultural Center
  • Address: 393 Broad Street, Providence, RI 02907

The Wilbury Theatre Group opens Season 5 with the New England premiere of This Beautiful City, written by Steven Cosson and Jim Lewis, with music and lyrics by Michael Friedman. Wilbury Group Founding Artistic Director Josh Short directs with music direction by the team of Brien Lang and Milly Romanzi, this fascinating a new documentary-style play with music that details the explosion of America's evangelical Christian movement. This Beautiful City runs September 18 through October 12 at The Wil... www.thewilburygroup.org/

General Stanton Inn Flea Market

  • October 01, 2014
  • Location: The General Stanton Inn and Flea Market
  • Address: 4115 Old Post Road, Charlestown, RI 02813

Visit the 49 year-old General Stanton Flea Market today, or any Saturday, Sunday or Holiday Monday now through Columbus Day, between 8 a.m.-3p.m.,and see why The Huffington Post counts Charlestown's Flea Market among the finest in the county. The General Stanton Inn Flea Market is already nationally recognized, since its home for the past 49 years is on the grounds of a National Landmark.

Sculpture Embraces Horticulture Exhibit

  • October 01, 2014
  • Location: Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum
  • Address: 101 Ferry Road (Route 114), Bristol, RI 02809

Six regionally known sculptors will create original installations in Blithewold's Gardens. Rhode Island sculptor and RISD graduate, Allison Newsome, will curate the three-month outdoor sculpture show.

Monsters Who Don't Know They're Monsters by Jason Freedman

  • October 01, 2014
  • Location: Gallery (401)
  • Address: 401 Elmgrove Ave., Providence, RI 02906

"Monsters Who Don't Know They're Monsters" by Jason Freedman Local artist Jason Freedman's first solo exhibit will showcase fifty colorful character portraits from his folio of more than 1,000 monsters...who don't know they're monsters.

My Fair Lady

  • October 01, 2014
  • Location: Ocean State Theatre
  • Address: 1245 Jefferson Blvd., Warwick, RI 02886
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Often called, "the perfect musical," this timeless classic is adapted from George Bernard Shaw's 1914 play Pygmalion. This Lerner and Loewe musical tells the story of Eliza Doolittle, a cockney flower peddler, who agrees to take speech lessons from the opinionated linguistics professor Henry Higgins in order to fulfill her dream of working in a flower shop. This memorable score includes such songs as "Wouldn't It Be Loverly," "The Rain in Spain," "I've Grown Ac... www.oceanstatetheatre.org/

Objects for Work, Objects for Play and Objects to Cherish

  • October 01, 2014
  • Location: Bristol Art Museum
  • Address: 10 Wardwell Street, Bristol, RI 02809

The fall exhibit, "Objects for Work, Objects for Play and Objects to Cherish," features "Sharpens" pencils by Dalton Ghetti, miniature sugar carvings by Judith G. Klausner, photography by Dan McManus, drawing by David Shapleigh, painting by Dan Golden, fine art jewelry by Kelly Jean Conroy, and interdisciplinary works by Candis Dixon.

All Levels Scene Study with Fred Sullivan Jr.

  • October 01, 2014
  • Location: Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre
  • Address: 172 Exchange Street, Pawtucket, RI 02860

Explore the craft of acting in a class formatted to suit actors of varying levels of experience through partnered scene work. Exciting contemporary plays suited to individual needs will be rehearsed and explored beat by beat, focusing on actor-coaching. This class culminates in a showcase of student work. Learn by doing. Rehearsal outside of class time is required. Beginners welcome. Class size limited to 14 students.

ODD Exhibit

  • October 01, 2014
  • Location: Pawtucket Arts Collaborative Mill Gallery
  • Address: Lorraine Mills 560 Mineral Spring Avenue, Pawtucket, RI 02860

Strange. Peculiar. Unexpected. Different from what is ordinary or normal. Join us for an evening of art oddities and excitement as The Pawtucket Arts Collaborative presents ODD: An Annual Open Juried Exhibition What happens to those rare works of art that just don't fit an artist's usual style or medium? Where are those strange, experimental pieces that they love and have hanging in their studios but never seem to be able to fit into a regular showing of their works. Join us for a rare evening w... www.artsnowri.com/event/detail/441866222/www.pawtucketartscollaborative.org

28th Annual RI Open

  • October 01, 2014
  • Location: Warwick Museum of Art
  • Address: 3259 Post Road, Warwick, RI 02886

42 artists and 51 artworks in various mediums such as drawing, painting, mixed media, sculpture, and photography are showcased in this eagerly-anticipated annual exhibit. The exhibit is free and open to the public Tuesday-Friday 10:00-5:00 and Saturday 10:00-3:00 with free parking behind WMOA. All works are available for purchase and a portion of each sale benefits WMOA and its mission to connect all ages to the arts.

Summer Walk Series "Benefit Street: Women Who Made a Difference"

Created in the mid-18th century "for the benefit of all," this colonial thoroughfare shows off an enviable collection of 18th and 19th century wood-frame houses. Although the street gives the appearance of being a museum mile, it is actually a vital urban neighborhood enhanced by on-going preservation efforts since the 1950s.

Benefit Street: A Mile of History

  • October 01, 2014
  • Location: John Brown House Museum
  • Address: 52 Power Street, Providence, RI 02906
  • Venue: John Brown House Museum
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Created in the mid-18th century "for the benefit of all," this colonial thoroughfare shows off an enviable collection of 18th and 19th century wood-frame houses. Although the street gives the appearance of being a museum mile, it is actually a vital urban neighborhood enhanced by on-going preservation efforts since the 1950s.

Providence Ghost Tours

  • October 01, 2014
  • Location: Providence Ghost Tour, LLC
  • Address: Prospect Terrace Park, Providence, RI 02906
  • Venue: Providence Ghost Tour, LLC

Ever felt like you were being watched? Had the hairs on the back of your neck stand on end while heading downstairs to that creepy old basement? Join us as we lead you by lantern light through the darkened streets of the historic East Side, sharing with you stories that will be sure to send a chill down your spine. Looking for things to do in Providence? Well, you've come to the right place. The tour is a walking tour and is an excellent little jaunt but come prepared and make sure you bring ... www.providenceghosttour.com/tickets/

SerLieve

  • October 01, 2014
  • Location: Gallery at City Hall
  • Address: Providence City Hall 25 Dorrance Street, Providence, RI 02903

Department of Art, Culture + Tourism invite you to visit the Gallery at City Hall for its newest exhibit SerLieve, a solo exhibition showcasing the work of Providence artist Rebecca Flores in conjunction with Hispanic Heritage Month. Hailing from the South Bronx, Rebecca Flores has made Providence her spiritual and physical residence since 1990. Acquiring an affinity for painting and creative writing at the age of 10, Flores has since expanded her creative practice over the years to include p... www.providenceri.com/ArtCultureTourism

Newport and The Bay Tour

  • October 01, 2014
  • Location: Experience Rhode Island
  • Address: 1 Sabin Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: Experience Rhode Island

A fantastic excursion which includes a visit to the third oldest lighthouse in America on the ground of one of Rhode Island's most scenic state parts, a narrated driving tour of Newport's famous sights, time for lunch and shopping along Newport's acclaimed Brick Market Place, a narrated tour of one of newport's splendid mansions, and a visit to a local farm whose homemade ice cream Yankee Magazine awarded "best Ice Cream in New England." With plenty of stops for pictures throughout th... www.riexperience.com

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