Five Can’t-Miss Events: Jan.4–10

Start the New Year with the Stooges, attend Super Art Sunday, see amazing art in Newport and more things to do.

1. Super Art Sunday

From RISD Museum Facebook.

Get the entire family looking, thinking and making together at this event sponsored by RISD Museum. The family-friendly day will host guests including author/illustrator Calef Brown, musician and artist Rachel Blumberg and more. There will be a variety of events throughout the day, including a mashup of drawing, writing poetry and character and story creation led by Calef Brown. The fun continues with events that emphasize self-expression and collaboration.
The Details:  Jan. 7. 10 a.m. –4 p.m. Free. RISD Museum, 20 North Main St., Providence, 454-6500,

 2. The Bodyguard

Based on the smash hit film starring the late Whitney Houston, this romantic thriller turned into an award-winning musical will take your breath away. Grammy award nominee and R and B superstar Deborah Cox takes on the role of Rachel Marron, once played by Houston. A former Secret Service agent is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker. While initially clashing, the two grow closer and closer as time goes on. The musical will feature a host of classics including “Queen of the Night,” “Run to You,” “I Have Nothing,” “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and one of the biggest selling songs of all time, “I Will Always Love You.”
The Details:Jan. 9–14. $41–$88. Providence Performing Arts Center, 220 Weybosset St., Providence, 421-2787,

3. Three Stooges Festival

Larry, Curly and Moe are back to bring you more laughs with their slapstick comedy and silly antics. The Stadium Theatre is offering a free movie night featuring the Three Stooges at their comical best in classic episodes from the 1930s and 1940s. The annual free event is popular, so make sure to arrive early,  grab some popcorn, and secure your seat in front of the big screen.
The Details: Jan. 5. 7 p.m. Free. Stadium Theatre, 28 Monument Sq., Woonsocket, 762-4545,

 4. “Be of love and other stories”

Roy Lichtenstein’s “Red and Yellow Apple.” Image from Newport Art Museum Facebook.

Culture yourself with this large-scale exhibition of contemporary art from the Newport Art Mueum’s permanent collection that showcases paintings, prints, drawings, photographs and sculptures. Catch the one-of-a-kind art show on its last weekend if you haven’t already. National, international and regional artists will be featured, including Roy Lichtenstein, Jesse Burke, Bob Dilworth, Andy Warhol and many more. The thematic show will tell stories about the collection and touch upon some major trends and movements in contemporary art, including Pop Art and Minimalism. Between these two trends, the collection will display their legacies, art and social protest, feminism, geometric abstraction and explorations of landscape in various media.
The Details: Sept. 9–Jan. 7. See website for admission prices. Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., Newport, 848-8200,

5. Fighting Climate Change with Carbon Capture Lecture

Do you aspire to be an agent of change? The first step is to educate yourself with the necessary tools and knowledge. Rhode Island State Senator Jeanine Calkin and Nobel Prize winning economist Dr. Graciela Chichilnisky are teaming up to raise awareness on how to build the economy and fight climate change simultaneously. For example, direct air capture technology is a low-cost and-low energy way to collect carbon dioxide for the profitable CO2 market. The lecture will be an opportunity to learn more about this and other ways to boost business in Rhode Island while also taking the lead on climate change.
The Details: Jan. 10. 7–8:30 p.m. Free. RISD Auditorium, 19 Canal Walk, Providence, 454-6500,

Want more fun things to do? Check out our calendar listings.


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