Art at City Hall

I know I should be writing about corned beef and green beer, but a little thing called work has gotten in the way of my St. Paddy’s Day revelry.

I’m figuring that by now most people (those with the luck of the Irish, that is; or those with the Guinness-fueled guts to sneak out the back door) are already comfortably parked on a stool at Aidan’s, Patrick’s, RiRa, O’Brien’s and the like and won’t read this post until tomorrow. At about noon. Which is why I’m going to tell you about a cool art exhibit that’s opening downtown, at City Hall, Thursday night. By 5 p.m. your hangover should have subsided and you may be looking for something chill do to. Enter: a really cool group art exhibition: "She Works Hard for the Money," curated by Rebecca Siemering. The show features "work by twenty-five women who help run nonprofit organizations here in Rhode Island and who also make art as a part or full-time practice beyond the working day." The opening runs 5 to 8 p.m., but the show runs through April 9. The Gallery at Providence City Hall, 25 Dorrance Street, second floor. The Gallery is open during regular business hours, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.