Photo credit: Roger Williams Park Zoo.

6/30 Zoobilee: Feast with the Beasts

Why: Take a ride on the wild side! Attend an adults-only bash at the zoo featuring mouth-watering specialties from area restaurants, caterers and bars. Plus, enjoy live music, dancing and more. Proceeds support Roger Williams Park Zoo’s education and wildlife conservation programs. Party animals must be twenty-one and older to attend.
Where: Roger Williams Park Zoo, 1000 Elmwood Ave., Providence.
More info: 785-3510, rwpzoo.org.

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National Grid Energy Innovation Hub @ Energy Innovation Hub
Jun 18 all-day
National Grid Energy Innovation Hub @ Energy Innovation Hub

The National Grid Energy Innovation Hub is a collaborative, community space designed to elevate the conversation around the future of energy and the environment. The Hub offers interactive exhibits where Rhode Islanders can learn how they can take action towards creating a clean energy future.Exhibits include information about energy savings tips, energy efficiency, renewable energy, electric vehicles, connected solutions (demand response), and ways to reduce energy bills. Guests can sign up for a no-cost home energy assessment and learn about the impact their energy choices have on the ultimate goal of a clean energy future.

The Hub is open to the public Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. By appointment on Thursday. Groups are welcome.

The Intersection of Art, Science and Medicine @ hode Island State Council on the Arts Atrium Gallery
Jun 18 all-day
The Intersection of Art, Science and Medicine @ hode Island State Council on the Arts Atrium Gallery

Art League Rhode Island, in collaboration with the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University will open the third Annual Cerebrospinal Fluid Disorder  Symposium, sponsored by the Warren Alpert Medical School, the Department of Neurosurgery at Rhode Island Hospital and the Chiari and Syringomyelia Foundation, on June 15, with a new juried exhibition: The Intersection of Art, Science and Medicine, featuring two and three-dimensional artwork that illustrates the transformative manifestations of neurometabolic and connective tissue disorders. On display will be chosen pieces of interpretive artistic renderings by individual artists.

This integrative exhibit is the vision of Petra M. Klinge, MD, PhD, Director of the Annual CSF Symposium, and the second year for this collaborative effort between ALRI and Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, together with the Department of Neurosurgery at Rhode Island Hospital. Of the exhibit, Dr. Klinge, a Rhode Island neurosurgery specialist, says “I am very excited that the Brown CSF Symposium will again kick-off with a gathering of artists and medical professionals to frame and picture health problems in neurosciences. The arts exhibition will be an important step toward a new dimension in medical science, where artists will enhance the understanding and the approach to complex and challenging diseases, such as disorders of the cerebrospinal fluid.”

The exhibition will be held at Rhode Island State Council on the Arts Atrium Gallery at One Capitol Hill in Providence beginning June 11 through July 13. An Opening Reception is scheduled for Friday, June 15, from 6–8:00 p.m. The gallery is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

To Win or Lose All: William S. Sims and the U.S. Navy in the First World War @ Naval War College Museum
Jun 18 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
To Win or Lose All: William S. Sims and the U.S. Navy in the First World War @ Naval War College Museum | Newport | Rhode Island | United States

The Naval War College Museum presents a new exhibit, “To Win or Lose All: Williams S. Sims and the U.S. Navy in the First World War.” The exhibit occupies the museum’s gallery on the second floor.
To Win or Lose All explores the Navy’s role in securing victory for the Allies during the First World War. Under Admiral Sims’s leadership, American warships escorted convoys to France, laid mines in the North Sea, and hunted German submarines. On land, naval aviators flew scouting and bombing missions while Marines fought in the trenches east of Paris. While the sweeping naval campaigns of 1942-1945 may attract more scholarly attention, the foundation for their success was established twenty-five years earlier when the Navy operated for the first time as part of a coalition. Indeed, many officers who rose to prominence in the Second World War – Ernest J. King, Chester W. Nimitz, and Harold R. Stark, to name a few – gained valuable experience with combined operations during the first global conflict of the twentieth century. Curator Rob Doane hopes, “that this exhibit will encourage visitors to understand Admiral Sims and the sailors who served under him as real people who worked under difficult circumstances to meet the enormous challenges of wartime service.”

World Music Week @ Providence Children's Museum
Jun 18 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
World Music Week @ Providence Children's Museum

Embark on an adventure in to the big wide world of music! Experience music from around the globe, feel the vibrations in the air, explore materials and create your own musical instrument.

Mornings at the Museum @ Museum of Newport History
Jun 18 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Mornings at the Museum @ Museum of Newport History

Enjoy books, songs, activities, rhymes and more while building early literacy skills and fostering a lifelong love for learning. This story time will offer parents, caregivers and children reading techniques and new ideas about how interact with a museum.

Explore the museum before or after, make new friends, and enjoy twenty percent discount in the shop!

All are welcome, intended for ages one through five with caregiver.

Please visit website for more information.

Lighthouse Cruises, Newport Harbor Tours and Sunset Cruises @ Rhode Island Bay Cruises
Jun 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Lighthouse Cruises, Newport Harbor Tours and Sunset Cruises @ Rhode Island Bay Cruises

Daily Narrated ninety-minute cruises of Narragansett Bay viewing ten lighthouses, ten islands, waterfront mansions and famous Newport Harbor. Reservations highly recommended. Departs from Quonset Point, North Kingstown. Sunset Cruises every Friday and Saturday. Free dockside parking. 401-295-4040 or visit www.rhodeislandbaycruises.com.

PPL’s 2018 Exhibition and Program Series @ Providence Public Library
Jun 18 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
PPL's 2018 Exhibition and Program Series @ Providence Public Library | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

Providence Public Library’s fourth annual Exhibition and Program series called HairBrained is focused on hair. Specifically, the exhibition explores the ways in which hair defines and reflects culture, self-identity, agency and politics while the program series, which is inspired by images and texts in the exhibition, will offer cultural programs and educational activities for all ages that explore how and why we have grown, cut, shaved, shaped, woven, adorned and covered the hair on our heads, from centuries ago until today.

The HairBrained exhibition features a selection of items from Providence Public Library’s collections: postcards, photographs, pochoir prints, magazines, historic children’s books, advertising trade cards and more. Items will be on exhibit in the Providence Journal Rhode Island Room on level one from March to June.

Lighthouse Cruises, Newport Harbor Tours and Sunset Cruises @ Rhode Island Bay Cruises
Jun 18 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Lighthouse Cruises, Newport Harbor Tours and Sunset Cruises @ Rhode Island Bay Cruises

Daily Narrated ninety-minute cruises of Narragansett Bay viewing ten lighthouses, ten islands, waterfront mansions and famous Newport Harbor. Reservations highly recommended. Departs from Quonset Point, North Kingstown. Sunset Cruises every Friday and Saturday. Free dockside parking. 401-295-4040 or visit www.rhodeislandbaycruises.com.

A World War I Tale of Two Cities: Roubaix, France and Renaix, Belgium @ South Kingstown Public Library/Peace Dale
Jun 18 @ 6:00 pm

Join us at Peace Dale Library, Monday, June 18, 6 p.m., with Prof. Richard Vangermeersch for “A World War I Tale of Two Cities: Roubaix, France and Renaix, Belgium.”

The talk will include Prof. Vangermeersch’s own family’s story about life during the war in northern France and southern Belgium, and relate it to his work on the Leonard Bacon-Irving Fisher papers at Rhode Island College. Bacon and Fisher (both married to women in the Peace Dale Hazard family) kept up a lively correspondence about economic issues in that era that is part of Rhode Island College’s Special Collections.

Free and open to the public. Registration preferred but not required.

Comedy Scene Study @ Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre
Jun 18 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Comedy Scene Study @ Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre

Comedy Scene Study with Fred Sullivan Jr.
May 7-June 18
Seven sessions
Mondays 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Tuition: $355

Bring the funny. Learn strategies and techniques of acting in a comedic scene or play. This class is formatted for actors of varying levels of experience through partnered scene work. Exciting contemporary plays and scenes suited to individual student needs will be rehearsed focusing on the nuts and bolts of comedy from text-analysis to developing on your feet verbal and physical timing. This class culminates in a showcase evening of rehearsed work. Learn by doing. Rehearsal outside of class time is required. Class size limited to twelve students.