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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.

May
21
Mon
A Celebration and Conversation: New Translations of Poems by Fernando Pessoa and José Saramago @ Providence Public Library
May 21 all-day
A Celebration and Conversation: New Translations of Poems by Fernando Pessoa and José Saramago @ Providence Public Library

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.

A Collective Shrine: St. Columba’s Chapel and Memory @ Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum
May 21 @ 11:00 am

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

PPL’s 2018 Exhibition and Program Series @ Providence Public Library
May 21 @ 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.

School of Fish @ Hope & Main
May 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
School of Fish @ Hope & Main | Warren | Rhode Island | United States

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

May
22
Tue
Designing by the Seasons: A Floral Arranging Series @ Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum
May 22 all-day
Designing by the Seasons: A Floral Arranging Series @ Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum

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.

 

PPL’s 2018 Exhibition and Program Series @ Providence Public Library
May 22 @ 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.

Community Reiki Share @ Thrive Tribe RI
May 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Community Reiki Share @ Thrive Tribe RI

Reiki is a gentle, natural, and safe energy healing technique. Reiki helps you cleanse, balance, and restore on the physical, mental and emotional levels.

Some benefits of Reiki are stress relief, relaxation, reduces aches and pain, supports the immune system and ids better sleep.

Join us for our monthly community Reiki share. If you have received Reiki training level one or above and would like to give, please check in with Jessica or Alysia the day of the share or via email (thrivetribe1111@gmail.com). If you do not have training, just allow yourself to receive.

Suggested donation: $5-10

May
23
Wed
Wednesday Walk-Arounds: A Guided Tour of Blithewold @ Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum
May 23 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Wednesday Walk-Arounds: A Guided Tour of Blithewold @ Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum

Wednesday Walk-arounds: A Guided Tour of Blithewold begin at 11:30 a.m. Docents tell the story of the Van Wickle and McKee family, the original owners of this beautiful seaside garden estate. Visitors experience breathtaking views of Narragansett Bay and see the Mansion decorated with original furnishings just as it was when the family lived here. The guided tour continues through the grounds where magnificent trees and a variety of colorful gardens demonstrate Blithewold’s prominence in horticulture. This tour concludes with a question and answer, complete with iced tea served on Blithewold’s North West Porch.

The event costs $6 per person in addition to regular admission. Tours are capped at a maximum of fifteen people.

PPL’s 2018 Exhibition and Program Series @ Providence Public Library
May 23 @ 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.

May
24
Thu
Cocktails and Conversations: What’s in a Name? Media Language and Representation @ AS220
May 24 all-day
Cocktails and Conversations: What’s in a Name? Media Language and Representation @ AS220

How women and girls are depicted in the media has a huge impact on gender stereotypes and expectations. On May 24, the Women’s Fund of Rhode Island will host the third Cocktails and Conversations event of the year, with a panel discussion looking at different viewpoints on the topic. Hosted by AS220, the event brings together a journalist, activists, an artist and an academic perspective to discuss a variety of viewpoints on representation. Speakers will talk about their individual areas of research and interest in how women and girls are represented in the media. These perspectives include women of color and aging women. Panelists include Shey Rivera, Executive Director of AS220, Gabriela Domenzain, RWU Latino Policy Institute, Abigail Brooks, Director of the Women’s Studies Program at Providence College and moderated by Margie Reed from Capitol TV.
Gabriela Domenzain from Roger William’s University sees this topic as timely, saying “The images we see and read every day shape how we understand the world and ourselves. At a time when the President of the United States debates the meaning of ‘facts’ and our media is increasing in partisanship and decreasing in size, accurate and representative portrayals of the issues and people who make up our country are essential.”
Panelist Shey Rivera, Executive Director of AS220 says “Equitable representation in media means approaching content and access from a lens of racial and gender justice. Our advances in technology are powerful tools that can have global reach. But these tools are often not accessible and often are used by insular privileged groups to replicate stereotypes and co-opt the stories and experiences of others.”
The intention of this event is to provide a fun and relaxed conversation about how women are represented in media. All are encouraged to attend and we extend a special invitation to men to join us. The event will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at AS220, 115 Empire Street, Providence. Tickets are $15-$20; Cash bar and light appetizers will be included.