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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.

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Warwick Symphony Orchestra Spring Series: Awakening the American Spirit @ Pilgrim Senior Center
May 24 all-day
Warwick Symphony Orchestra Spring Series: Awakening the American Spirit @ Pilgrim Senior Center | Warwick | Rhode Island | United States

2018 SPRING SERIES: Awakening the American Spirit
This May, the Warwick Symphony Orchestra- a regional touring orchestra, presents a two-concert Spring Series sponsored by Greenwood Credit Union with beloved works that seek to awaken the American spirit within us all.

The WSO will present selections from Oklahoma by Rodgers and Hammerstein, Hoe-Down from “Rodeo” by Copland, Essay for Orchestra by Del Borgo, Pavane from “Symphoniette No. 2” by Gould, Tribute to the Duke featuring music by Ellington, Washington Post March by Sousa, American Civil War Fantasy by Bilik and more.

TWO PERFORMANCES:
Thursday- May 24 at  7:30 p.m.

Pilgrim Senior Center- Pilgrim Parkway in Warwick

Sunday- May 27 at 2:00 p.m.
Goddard State Park Carousel- Ives Road in East Greenwich/Warwick

CONCERT ADMISSION
General Admission: $10 General Admission, Children twelve and under free. Tickets are available at-the-door or online; follow the link to Brown Paper Tickets from: https://www.wsori.org/buy-tickets

About the WSO:
Having provided a half-century of accessible public performances around the Ocean State, the 60-member volunteer ensemble known as the Warwick Symphony Orchestra brings classical and orchestral pops performances to communities across Rhode Island, who may not otherwise have easy access to quality live music events. Our expanding membership of amateur adults, high school and college students, retired professionals, music educators, and life-long learners are dedicated to the social, spiritual and cognitive benefits of presenting and attending live performances. Bringing high quality, affordable performances to diverse communities, the WSO ensures accessibility and appeal to a wide-ranging audience of varied backgrounds.

Established in 1966 by George Low as a continuing education opportunity through the Warwick Public Schools, the WSO is now a non-profit regional orchestra with a diverse membership. Catherine Gagnon is the WSO’s fifth Music Director– an active music educator and performer herself. Under her guidance, the WSO presents eight concerts annually in varied communities across the state with music spanning genres from pops selections, music of theater and Broadway, popular works, and traditional orchestral repertoire. The WSO strives to balance concerts with works that are known and those that can help to develop our audience’s understanding of and appreciation for classical and contemporary music– all at affordable prices.

Puzzleworks @ Providence Children's Museum
May 24 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Puzzleworks @ Providence Children's Museum

Sort and trace shells and stones, make observations and record your findings to classify a variety of natural objects.

To Win or Lose All: William S. Sims and the U.S. Navy in the First World War @ Naval War College Museum
May 24 @ 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.”

Mornings at the Museum @ Museum of Newport History
May 24 @ 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.

PPL’s 2018 Exhibition and Program Series @ Providence Public Library
May 24 @ 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.

Highlights of the Collection Tours @ Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum
May 24 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Highlights of the Collection Tours @ Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum

Highlights of the Collection Tours
Thursdays, 1:30–2:30 p.m.
Join us for the opportunity to dig deeper into the rich history of Blithewold on this exclusive guided tour of Blithewold’s Archives. Our curatorial specialists will lead one-hour tours of the collections and exhibits with a special focus on unique topics pertaining to Blithewold’s vast collections.

$20 per person, limited to members only.
Become a member today and reserve your place on the tour!
Please register early; limited to eight members per tour.

Food Truck Night at Sons of Liberty @ Sons of Liberty Beer & Spirits Co
May 24 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Food Truck Night at Sons of Liberty @ Sons of Liberty Beer & Spirits Co

Join us for our monthly event. Food Truck Night at Sons of Liberty Beer and Spirits Co.

Admission to the event is free.

Sons of Liberty Beer and Spirits Co., recently named Whisky Magazine’s American Craft Producer of the year, distills top quality whiskies from the beers they brew in-house. Their tasting room offers beer or whiskey flights, draft beer and craft cocktails using 100% Sons of Liberty made ingredients.

The Sons of Liberty tasting room is twenty-one plus after 5 p.m. Children and families are welcomed and encouraged to attend and enjoy the food trucks and outside activities. Four legged friends are not permitted inside the tasting room but are welcomed outside as well.

Enjoy your food and beverages outside with the food trucks or head inside and take advantage of the seating throughout the tasting rooms unique seating options (twenty-one plus only inside).

Live entertainment will be provided at each event and will include John Fanning and the Curators, Audio Revival and others!

Eat from your favorite local food truck or try something new…or maybe even eat at multiple trucks. The trucks accept cash, credit, or debit. See which food trucks are participating at the upcoming events at https://www.foodtrucksin.com/food-truck-events

Be sure to stop by the retail shop and take some of your favorite SOLS products home with you.

Learn more about having food trucks at your next event. https://www.foodtrucksin.com/food-truck-events

Showcase Cinemas Presents an Exclusive Screening of Solo: A Star Wars Story @ Providence Place Cinemas 16 and IMAX
May 24 @ 6:00 pm
Showcase Cinemas Presents an Exclusive Screening of Solo: A Star Wars Story @ Providence Place Cinemas 16 and IMAX

On May 24, take a trip to a galaxy far, far away to celebrate the opening of “Solo: A Star Wars Story.” Reserve your seat ahead of time to watch Han Solo meet his mighty, future copilot, Chewbacca, and encounter the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian in a journey that will set the future course for one of the Star Wars saga’s most unlikely heroes. Those fans who cannot wait till opening day will be excited to learn that Showcase Cinemas will host special opening fan night screenings at select theatre locations. Guests who purchase a ticket to the early screening will receive a free large popcorn and a set of collectible Star Wars buttons!

Visit showcasecinemas.com. to check “Solo: A Star Wars Story” show times and reserve your tickets today.

The Value of a Picture: Inside the Art Market @ Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum
May 24 @ 6:00 pm
The Value of a Picture: Inside the Art Market @ Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum

Learn more about the market for fine art and the process art appraisers use to value objects in this talk with appraiser Michael Rose. This program will give an introduction to the art trade for those interested in this sometimes opaque marketplace. Michael will speak about the workings of the art market and share stories from the field. He will also describe regional and national auction houses as well as online venues and other resources individuals might take advantage of to sell work from their collections. Questions are welcome! Wine and cheese will be served.

$15 Members, $20 Non-members

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.