Courtesy of Linden Place/Artwork by Liesl Long Chaintreuil
5/5 Kentucky Derby Day Party
Why: Can’t make it to Churchill Downs this year? You can still get in on the Derby action because Linden Place Mansion is off to the races! Dig out your Derby hat and bring out the seersucker jackets as Linden Place brings the spirit of the Kentucky Derby to Bristol. Mint juleps, great food, a live streaming of the 144th annual Kentucky Derby, a silent auction and much more will provide party goers with a true Colt family fashion experience.
Where: Linden Place Mansion, 500 Hope St., Bristol.
More Info: Call 253-0390 or visit explorebristolri.com.
The dance music jam sessions continue in Rehoboth every Sunday night from 7-9 p.m. All are welcome!
Once a month throughout the year, the session is a Community Dance, at which we teach everything that needs teaching, depending on the experience of the dancers. The Community Dances go from 7 to 9 p.m. and are preceded by a potluck at 6 p.m.
All Jammers dances are held on Sunday nights from 7 to 9 with a potluck at 6 p.m.
For information or to check about cancellations, call Bob Elliott at 774-644-1369 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Sunday Night Jammers are a group of (mostly) instrumental (mostly) musicians, who play (mostly) Celtic-inspired dance music. Our music is (mostly) for couple dances, such as waltzes, hambos, polkas, and schottisches.
Now, to clear up those “mostly”s:
1) Sometimes we sing…or at least some of us sing.
2) Some of us are very serious musicians, some are duffers, many are in between. We are VERY polite about each other’s errors.
3) We started with English, Scottish, Irish, Canadian, and New England dance music, but we have gotten more international as the months go by.
4) After Scandinavian and German couple dances, a few Israeli line dances appeared, followed by some Greek and Balkan dances with “interesting” time signatures.
In brief, all of us have learned a lot, and we welcome others to come play, teach, learn, and, in general, have fun!
Program Features Rhode Island Poet Laureate Tina Cane
Providence Public Library, in conjunction with Brown University’s Department of Portuguese and Brazilian Studies, is pleased to welcome Rhode Island Poet Laureate Tina Cane, along with translators Stuart Blazer and Leonor Simas-Almeida, on Monday, May 21 from 5:30–8 p.m. for a celebration and conversation around the just published new translations of poems and other works by Portuguese literary legends Fernando Pessoa and José Saramago, as well as with the first biography of Pessoa in English.
Cane, along with translators Stuart Blazer and Leonor Simas-Almeida, will read a selection of poems from the new volumes; this will be followed by a conversation with translators and editors Stuart Blazer, Patrício Ferrari, and Carlos Pittella, who will discuss the poets, their writings and the process of bringing works by and about them to translation and publication. Books are: Fernando Pessoa, The Poet with Many Faces: a biography and anthology by Hubert Jennings, edited by Carlos Pittella; Inside the Mask: The English Poetry of Fernando Pessoa, edited by Patrício Ferrari; and The Poems Possible, by José Saramago, translated by John M. Kinsella, in cooperation with Stuart Blazer, José F. Costa and Leonor Simas-Almeida.
Thanks to the Brown Bookstore, all books will be available for sale and signing.
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.”
St. Columba’s Chapel in Middletown is an Arts and Crafts gem. The diminutive Gothic Revival chapel houses a dazzling collection of art glass windows, most were designed by artist D. Maitland Armstrong and manufactured by the firm of Louis Comfort Tiffany. Yet the glass is not the chapel’s only collection of memorial art. This talk by Sara Butler, Professor of Art and Architectural History at Roger Williams University, will discuss the web of commemorative objects and the families they honored, and will also highlight some objects in Blithewold’s Tiffany collection. Tea and scones will be served after the presentation.
$7 Member, $15 Non-member
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.
At Eating with the Ecosystem’s “School of Fish”, Rhode Island chefs will educate you on different methods for turning whole local seafood – straight from the sea – into a marvelous dinner you can share with your family and friends. Learn how to use plentiful local species like scup, skate, squid, Jonah crab, whiting, whole sea scallops, dogfish, sea robin, and fluke. Held in the demo kitchen (a former school classroom) at Hope & Main, each workshop is also a dinner, complete with wine and good company! Each workshop will feature one fish species, prepared several ways. Come for just one class or attend them all!
Location: Hope & Main Demonstration Kitchen, 691 Main St. Warren, RI 02885
Ticket price: $50
Available at: https://makefoodyourbusiness.org/cooking-classes-ri/ or http://eatingwiththeecosystem.org/school-of-fish
In this workshop series, we will create arrangements showcasing what is blooming in the gardens. The workshops will encourage designers to become more familiar with flowers’ bloom times, and each class begins with a quick survey of the gardens, watching as they evolve throughout the series. Participants will then create unique seasonal arrangements of gorgeous flowers sourced from Blithewold and other local flower farms to take home.
Drop in for one class or join us for all four! Full series: $200 members, $220 non-members; Individual class: $55 members, $60 non-members.