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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
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.

Author Talk and Book Signing with Paul and Heather Caranci @ Stillwater Books
May 24 @ 7:00 pm
Author Talk and Book Signing with Paul and Heather Caranci @ Stillwater Books

Former Providence City Archivist Paul Campbell wrote, “Public art is everywhere and has served as an artistic form of cultural memory since the dawn of civilization.” But how many really know the real “back story” behind these amazing statues and monuments? Join us for a special illustrated presentation of Monumental Providence: Legends of History in Sculpture, Statuary, Monuments and Memorials, on Thursday evening, May 24 at 7 p.m. Seating is limited, so reserve your spot today. Join with me and my co-author & daughter Heather Caranci as we take you on a tour of some of the most impressive public art in our capital City and around the world.

May
25
Fri
PPL’s 2018 Exhibition and Program Series @ Providence Public Library
May 25 @ 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
26
Sat
RI Dream Center Artisan Market @ WESTERN HILLS MIDDLE SCHOOL
May 26 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
RI Dream Center Artisan Market @ WESTERN HILLS MIDDLE SCHOOL

Come support our local Artisans and crafters. So many beautiful, original items to choose from! The RI Dream Center is a 501©3 organization who provides assistance to impoverished families and individuals in need. Help us support our community!

Ask a Gardener @ Rough Point
May 26 @ 10:30 am

Every last Saturday of the month, estate gardeners share their expertise on a range of topics from plant identification to organic garden care. Get insider tips on to make your own garden as lush as the gardens at Rough Point.

PPL’s 2018 Exhibition and Program Series @ Providence Public Library
May 26 @ 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
27
Sun
PPL’s 2018 Exhibition and Program Series @ Providence Public Library
May 27 @ 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
28
Mon
PPL’s 2018 Exhibition and Program Series @ Providence Public Library
May 28 @ 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
29
Tue
PPL’s 2018 Exhibition and Program Series @ Providence Public Library
May 29 @ 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.

Roland Comtois, Medium: Validating the After Life – Purple Papers @ Courthouse Center for the Arts
May 29 @ 7:00 pm – May 30 @ 9:00 pm

A nationally acclaimed inspirational speaker, spiritual medium, author, and radio host, Roland Comtois is a professional healer and spiritual medium with over thirty years of experience as a gerontology nurse, Reiki Master, metaphysical teacher and grief specialist.