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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
As You Like It @ The Gamm Theater
May 24 all-day
As You Like It @ The Gamm Theater

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.

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.

Upcoming IMAGO exhibit to feature artworks by Eileen Siobhan Collins and two guest artists @ Imago Gallery
May 24 all-day
Upcoming IMAGO exhibit to feature artworks by Eileen Siobhan Collins and two guest artists @ Imago Gallery

Imago Foundation for the Arts will feature artwork by IFA artist Eileen Siobhan Collins and guest artists Nora Lewis and Tim Ian Mitchell as part of a group exhibit May 3 through June 10 at IMAGO Gallery, 36 Market Street in Warren. The public is invited to a free reception on Friday, May 4 from 6–8 p.m.

Collins is a painter, mixed media artist and founding IFA member who lives and works in Warren. Her artwork is process driven and reveals its meaning through the physical act of painting and her interest in the psychology of relationships. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Rhode Island College and is co-founder of Pastiche Fine Desserts in Providence, RI.

For this exhibit, Collins has created a series of mixed media collages and artworks on paper titled, “Quinta Essentia,” a Latin phrase denoting a fifth substance believed to exist in addition to the four elements: air, earth, fire, and water. Medieval philosophers believed that this “fifth essence” was the substance celestial bodies were made from and was present in all things. She says, “My work is an exploration of this intangible quality revealed through spatial and color relationships that emerge through painting and mark-making.”

IFA will host a “Chat with Eileen” in the gallery at 7 p.m., May 17 when Collins will be available to discuss the influences that drive her creative practice. All are welcome to attend.

Lewis is an award-winning photographer who has exhibited her work in both galleries and museums throughout New England and beyond. Currently, she is the staff photographer at the University of Rhode Island. Lewis is interested in art therapy and the healing power of the image. She says, “Everyone has a story to tell. Mine is told through photographs. Each image is an adventure. Often, the adventure is about transition and transformation. Sometimes it signals change on the horizon or provides healing of the past. Sometimes it is simply about beauty. Above all, it is an attempt to connect with my subject, whether it be myself, another, or nature, and then ultimately, with the viewer. It’s about all of our stories, so unique and universal at the same time.”

Mitchell is a full-time artist practicing primarily in ceramic materials. In recent years, he has made sculpture and vessels finished in wood-fired kilns with fellow artists Chris Gustin and Tim Rowan. He also takes influence from travel and has worked as an Artist in Residence in the United States, France, Denmark and most recently in Italy. He has a studio is in the Back Bay neighborhood of Boston, where he has lived and worked as an architect for most of his professional career. He graduated with a degree in architecture from the College of Art, Architecture and Planning at Cornell University.

His artwork for this exhibit, “Can we talk?” is a contemporary and playful attempt to cope with a confusing tendency in public communication to obfuscate. He says, “By being attributed speaking characteristics, sculpture can help to clarify the human condition.”

Other IMAGO artists who will participate in the exhibit include Mary Dondero, Betty Harrington, Carl Keitner, Pascale Lord, Yolanda Mazzoni, Linda Megathlin, Rina Naik, Kol Naylor, Mercedes Nuñez, Anne Marie Rossi, Lenny Rumpler, Howard Rotblat-Walker and Howard Windham.

The Imago Foundation for the Arts (IFA) supports community involvement in a wide range of cultural activities related to the arts. Visit www.imagofoundation4art.org to learn more about IFA and its mission.

Regular gallery hours are Thursday from 4-8 p.m., Friday and Saturday noon-8 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

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.

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

Ragtime @ Trinity Rep
May 24 @ 7:30 pm

Book by Terrence McNally
Music by Stephen Flaherty
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Based on the novel “Ragtime” by E.L. Doctorow

Directed by Curt Columbus

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.

 

May
25
Fri
As You Like It @ The Gamm Theater
May 25 all-day
As You Like It @ The Gamm Theater

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.

National Grid Energy Innovation Hub @ Energy Innovation Hub
May 25 all-day
National Grid Energy Innovation Hub @ Energy Innovation Hub

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.

Upcoming IMAGO exhibit to feature artworks by Eileen Siobhan Collins and two guest artists @ Imago Gallery
May 25 all-day
Upcoming IMAGO exhibit to feature artworks by Eileen Siobhan Collins and two guest artists @ Imago Gallery

Imago Foundation for the Arts will feature artwork by IFA artist Eileen Siobhan Collins and guest artists Nora Lewis and Tim Ian Mitchell as part of a group exhibit May 3 through June 10 at IMAGO Gallery, 36 Market Street in Warren. The public is invited to a free reception on Friday, May 4 from 6–8 p.m.

Collins is a painter, mixed media artist and founding IFA member who lives and works in Warren. Her artwork is process driven and reveals its meaning through the physical act of painting and her interest in the psychology of relationships. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Rhode Island College and is co-founder of Pastiche Fine Desserts in Providence, RI.

For this exhibit, Collins has created a series of mixed media collages and artworks on paper titled, “Quinta Essentia,” a Latin phrase denoting a fifth substance believed to exist in addition to the four elements: air, earth, fire, and water. Medieval philosophers believed that this “fifth essence” was the substance celestial bodies were made from and was present in all things. She says, “My work is an exploration of this intangible quality revealed through spatial and color relationships that emerge through painting and mark-making.”

IFA will host a “Chat with Eileen” in the gallery at 7 p.m., May 17 when Collins will be available to discuss the influences that drive her creative practice. All are welcome to attend.

Lewis is an award-winning photographer who has exhibited her work in both galleries and museums throughout New England and beyond. Currently, she is the staff photographer at the University of Rhode Island. Lewis is interested in art therapy and the healing power of the image. She says, “Everyone has a story to tell. Mine is told through photographs. Each image is an adventure. Often, the adventure is about transition and transformation. Sometimes it signals change on the horizon or provides healing of the past. Sometimes it is simply about beauty. Above all, it is an attempt to connect with my subject, whether it be myself, another, or nature, and then ultimately, with the viewer. It’s about all of our stories, so unique and universal at the same time.”

Mitchell is a full-time artist practicing primarily in ceramic materials. In recent years, he has made sculpture and vessels finished in wood-fired kilns with fellow artists Chris Gustin and Tim Rowan. He also takes influence from travel and has worked as an Artist in Residence in the United States, France, Denmark and most recently in Italy. He has a studio is in the Back Bay neighborhood of Boston, where he has lived and worked as an architect for most of his professional career. He graduated with a degree in architecture from the College of Art, Architecture and Planning at Cornell University.

His artwork for this exhibit, “Can we talk?” is a contemporary and playful attempt to cope with a confusing tendency in public communication to obfuscate. He says, “By being attributed speaking characteristics, sculpture can help to clarify the human condition.”

Other IMAGO artists who will participate in the exhibit include Mary Dondero, Betty Harrington, Carl Keitner, Pascale Lord, Yolanda Mazzoni, Linda Megathlin, Rina Naik, Kol Naylor, Mercedes Nuñez, Anne Marie Rossi, Lenny Rumpler, Howard Rotblat-Walker and Howard Windham.

The Imago Foundation for the Arts (IFA) supports community involvement in a wide range of cultural activities related to the arts. Visit www.imagofoundation4art.org to learn more about IFA and its mission.

Regular gallery hours are Thursday from 4-8 p.m., Friday and Saturday noon-8 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Boots on the Ground for Heroes Memorial @ Roger Williams Park
May 25 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 pm
Boots on the Ground for Heroes Memorial @ Roger Williams Park

In 2016, OSDRI launched the Boots on the Ground for Heroes Memorial with the widely acclaimed and dramatic display of nearly 7,000 military boots. Each boot is adorned with a name placard and an American flag representing each American service member killed in action in the Global War on Terror. The first of its kind, the display garnered local and national news coverage for the past two years and sadly, the memorial continues to grow each year.

The memorial opens to the public at 9am Friday May 25 after the RI boots have been set in place.

The memorial will remain open Friday May 25 – Monday May 28.

What’s Happening:

Friday May 25- Join PVD Food Truck Events at Roger Williams Park Carousel Village Food Truck Friday Carousel Village enjoy some great food & then come visit the memorial.

Sunday May 27- Starting at 11am PVD Food Truck Events will provide local food trucks including veteran owned Smoke and Squeal BBQ By 5 p.m. there will be a number of food trucks on site in preparation for the FREE patriotic concert and patriotic laser light show!

6:00 p.m. – Patriotic Concert by the Governor’s RI National Guard 88th Army Band

8:30 p.m. – Patriotic laser light show This is funded in part by the Providence Arts and Tourism Council and promises to be a great addition to the event!

Don’t forget free public admission to the memorial, the concert and the patriotic laser light show!

All ages welcome

Food Trucks Provided by PVD Food Truck Events with additional support from Food Trucks In, BankRI, MetroPCS A.B. Munroe Dairy, McLaughlin and Moran, Inc., Gooseneck Vineyards and Motif Magazine.