Jan
18
Thu
Through The Lens: An International Open Juried Photography Exhibition @ The VETS Gallery
Jan 18 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Art League Rhode Island presents Through The Lens: An International Open Juried Photography Exhibition featuring diverse photographic creations from around the country and elsewhere.
Exhibition: Friday, December 1 – Saturday, March 3
Reception and Awards: Thursday, December 14 5:30 – 8 p.m.
The VETS Gallery, One Avenue Of The Arts, Providence, RI 02903.
Contact: artleagueri@gmail.com
Website: http://artleaguerhodeisland.org
(401) 861-0500
Hours vary; generally open during VETS Auditorium events.

Shaping the Idea – Richard Whitten @ The Chazan Gallery at Wheeler
Jan 18 @ 11:00 am – Feb 7 @ 4:00 pm
Shaping the Idea - Richard Whitten @ The Chazan Gallery at Wheeler | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

The Chazan Gallery at Wheeler is pleased to present Shaping the Idea, a solo exhibition featuring the work of Richard Whitten, from January 18 to February 07, 2018. There will be an opening reception for the artists on January 18, from 5 – 7 p.m. The public is invited.

 

Gallery Hours:
11 – 4 PM Tuesday through Saturday.
2 to 4 PM Sunday.
The Gallery is closed on Mondays.
There is no admission charge.

Southern Night @ Chair 5
Jan 18 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Southern Night @ Chair 5 | Seal Beach | California | United States

Join us every Thursday night from 5:00-10:00pm as we celebrate southern cuisine and well-crafted specialty cocktails from Sons of Liberty Spirits Company. Enjoy live music with Buddy Cavaleri.

“Hot Dogs” and a “Great” War: The First World War, Admiral William S. Sims, and Baseball, 1917-1918 @ NHS Resource Center
Jan 18 @ 5:30 pm
“Hot Dogs” and a “Great” War: The First World War, Admiral William S. Sims, and Baseball, 1917-1918 @ NHS Resource Center | Newport | Rhode Island | United States

On Thursday, January 18 at 5:30 p.m., the Newport Historical Society will host David Kohnen of the Naval War College as he discusses the importance of baseball in WWI. A century ago, as American forces mobilized to the European front in the First World War, the President of the Naval War College, Rear Admiral William S. Sims, sailed incognito on a secret mission to London. Through a series of accidents, Sims became the first senior American commander to arrive on the European front in April of 1917.

With the arrival of the first U.S. Naval forces in European waters, relations among the European allies proved tenuous. To enhance morale among the American Expeditionary Forces in Europe, Sims formed the Anglo-American Baseball League on the European front. He also shrewdly used baseball to demonstrate the uniqueness of American culture and soothe tensions among allied forces in Europe. Baseball became so popular that, on 4 July 1918, British King George V attended a ballgame between Army and Navy in London – signing a baseball for the winning Navy team.

For the first time in a century, the baseball signed by King George V will be on display at the Naval War College Museum. Kohnen’s presentation will explore how Sims was able to use baseball as a means to pioneer the Anglo-American “special relationship” which defined U.S. Naval strategy in two world wars and a “cold” war in the twentieth century.

David Kohnen, Director of the John B. Hattendorf Center for Maritime Historical Research at the U.S. Naval War College, earned the PhD with the Laughton Professor of Naval History in the War Studies Department at the University of London (King’s College London). As a maritime historian, he concentrates on naval strategy, operations, and questions of intelligence in examining organizational group dynamics, doctrinal orthodoxy, and issues bureaucracy. Outside of his scholarly work, Kohnen contributed to the award winning historic warship exhibits and remains involved with historic preservation efforts surrounding the former German submarine U-505 in Chicago and the battleship USS Wisconsin (BB-64) in Norfolk, Virginia. Kohnen presently serves as the Officer in Charge of the Reserve Faculty supporting the Executive Programs at the National Intelligence University in Washington, D.C.

“‘Hot Dogs’ and a ‘Great’ War” takes place at the NHS Resource Center, 82 Touro Street, Newport, and costs $5 per person, $1 for NHS members, active and retired military with ID.

Uncle Vanya @ The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre
Jan 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Uncle Vanya @ The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre | Pawtucket | Rhode Island | United States

On an over-crowded country estate, a retired art professor, his second wife, and the daughter and brother-in- law from his first marriage navigate mid-life crises, unrequited love, a last-minute murder plot…and each other. Delusion and despair compete with humor and hope in Chekhov’s beloved story about what is and what might have been. The Gamm is delighted to bring Trinity Rep Artistic Director Curt Columbus’ splendid interpretation of this timeless tragicomedy to our audiences.

“Columbus’s excellent, deft translation retains the dark comedy and flavor of Chekhov, while making it easily accessible to modern audiences.…This Uncle Vanya is enormously entertaining.” Windy City Times

A MAP Benefit on Benefit Street! @ Barker Playhouse
Jan 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Our friends at the Barker Playhouse are presenting Christopher Durang’s hilarious Tony-award winning play Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike on a special night to benefit The Manton Avenue Project and our afterschool playwriting programs for young people in Olneyville.

What a fun way to support MAP’s work and enjoy a night out of theatre at America’s Oldest Little Theatre! If you haven’t attended a performance by The Players at their beautiful theatre on Benefit Street, it’s quite an experience.

All ticket proceeds go directly to The Manton Avenue Project – Afterschool Playwriting in Olneyville! Tickets are $25 and include a pre-show glass of wine!

Jan
19
Fri
Slater Mill’s Tenth Knitting Weekend and Fiber Market @ Slater Mill
Jan 19 all-day
Slater Mill's Tenth Knitting Weekend and Fiber Market @ Slater Mill | Pawtucket | Rhode Island | United States

Slater Mill’s Tenth Annual Fiber Art Conference. A weekend of knitting classes, fiber art exhibition, lecture, and networking for the Fiber Art Community. The Fiber Art Market is free & open to the Public, where twenty carefully selected fiber art vendors from across the North East will showcase and sell their yarns, fiber art tools, ready-to-wear-works, and more.

Through The Lens: An International Open Juried Photography Exhibition @ The VETS Gallery
Jan 19 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Art League Rhode Island presents Through The Lens: An International Open Juried Photography Exhibition featuring diverse photographic creations from around the country and elsewhere.
Exhibition: Friday, December 1 – Saturday, March 3
Reception and Awards: Thursday, December 14 5:30 – 8 p.m.
The VETS Gallery, One Avenue Of The Arts, Providence, RI 02903.
Contact: artleagueri@gmail.com
Website: http://artleaguerhodeisland.org
(401) 861-0500
Hours vary; generally open during VETS Auditorium events.

Teacher Assistant Training @ The Education Exchange
Jan 19 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Teacher Assistant Training @ The Education Exchange | South Kingstown | Rhode Island | United States

Register now for our Teacher Assistance Training! Classes are held every Friday 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and run January 12 through March 30. This is a Rhode Island Department of Education approved 30-hour Paraprofessional Pre-Employment Program. This training costs $300 (includes the course and materials). A $75 deposit is needed by January 5 to secure your spot. Classes will be held at The Education Exchange in Peace Dale, Rhode Island.
Space is limited! Call (401) 783-0923 or visit our website www.EdExRI.org to register!

Live music featuring Mark Gorman @ CHair 5
Jan 19 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Live music featuring Mark Gorman @ CHair 5 | Narragansett | Rhode Island | United States

Relax and unwind to the music and stylings of Mark Gorman on the in/outdoor rooftop at Chair 5 (Located at The Break Hotel). Mark is known for his wide-ranging repertoire and his engaging crowd interaction. An accomplished guitarist-vocalist, he welcomes song requests from his audiences and works hard to play something for everyone.