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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
Book by Terrence McNally
Music by Stephen Flaherty
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Based on the novel “Ragtime” by E.L. Doctorow
Tony Award-winning musical
Based on the celebrated novel, the Tony Award-winning Ragtime reflects America at the turn of the 20th century – where optimism and possibility are as prevalent as burgeoning racial and social volatility. The lives of an upper-class white mother, a Jewish immigrant, and a bold African American musician from Harlem intersect in ways that profoundly affect their families’ fates. A passionate, vibrant, Tony Award-winning score heightens the tenderness and tension that infuses these characters’ lives.
One of Shakespeare’s most popular comedies, inhabited by some of his best-loved characters and verse! This celebrated romance follows resourceful young Rosalind as she flees the corruption of court in search of a more compassionate way to live. Played as a merry game of romance and mistaken identity with her true love, Orlando, As You Like It is not to be missed. Join us as we return to The Gamm’s favorite playwright for a timely story about what happens when the old ways break down and we must find a new way forward.
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.