Photo credit: Courtesy of Dayla Arabella.
7/4–7/22 Newport Music Festival
Why: Festival-goers can take in the sights and sounds of this nineteen-day music festival. Forty-two different world-renowned and emerging classical music artists will perform at some of Newport’s best and most prestigious locations — yes, we’re talking about the mansions — including the Breakers, the Elms, the Chinese Tea House, Belcourt Castle and more. Catch the sunrise at the Marble House while the tunes awaken you from a sleepy summertime slumber.
Where: Various locations in Newport.
More Info: Call 849-0700 or visit newportmusic.org.
Make Art Camp part of your summer plans! This year we’re excited to offer favorites such as “Sculpture” and “Wearable Art” as well as several new and creative classes such as “Sports Cartooning” and “Animal Art.” Our flexible schedule offers three new workshops every day. Camp days are divided into three workshops: 9-11 a.m., 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., and 2-4 p.m.
The James and Gloria Maron Cultural Arts Center – home of the Academy Players presents “An Afternoon with Christine Pedi from Sirius XM’s on Broadway!” Christine will be presenting a master class, question and answer session and a performance.
Tickets: www.AcademyPlayersRI.org or https://christinepedi.bpt.me
We will begin the course by reading a piece of “flash” fiction and discussing the use of story elements such as character’s wants/desires, conflict, character’s growth/change and resolution. We’ll also briefly discuss figurative language and author’s style. Each week, students will write one short piece of fiction with a maximum of 500 words.
By the end of the course, students will have generated 5-6 500-word fictional pieces.
Instructor Kristen Falso-Capaldi’s work has appeared in Good Housekeeping, Volume 1 Brooklyn, Joyland, Jenny Magazine, Ripen the Page, 3Elements Review, See the Elephant and on The Other Stories Podcast.
Motown pop music from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
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.
Children who love the water and adventure will love Save The Bay’s week-long summer camps in Newport. Save The Bay’s week-long BayCamp for children who have completed grades two to four promises hands-on, Bay-centric activities that are as much fun as they are educational. Headquartered at beautiful Fort Adams, BayCamp blends age-appropriate marine science and environmental education with water-based fun. Stepping onboard one of Save The Bay’s marine vessels, campers head out to several different islands, including Prudence Island, to explore shorelines and salt marshes, integral breeding ground for fish and waterfowl. They’ll also have plenty of time for snorkeling, swimming and interactive lessons taught by BayCamp counselors. Along the way, they’ll test the quality of the water right from the vessel.
The Newport Music Festival celebrates its fiftieth anniversary season from July 4 through July 22 with forty-two concerts and events showcasing Grammy winners and nominees, acclaimed international artists and beloved resident
Highlights include American opera legend Frederica von Stade, 2017 Van Cliburn Gold Medalist Yekwon Sunwoo, Grammy-nominated chamber orchestra A Far Cry, Grammy-nominated wind quintet Imani Winds, piano virtuoso Charlie Albright and widely considered the finest violinist in the world today, Grammy winner Joshua Bell. Incredible concert venues include the Newport Mansions, Belcourt of Newport, Ochre Court, Newport Vineyards and others!
Concert information and tickets at www.newportmusic.org
We are pleased to invite you to join Sophie B. Hawkins for a July installment of Odeum Onstage, where both the audience and the artist share the Odeum stage!
The legendary songstress has been tugging at heartstrings for decades with her powerful storytelling, crafting dizzying tunes that idle between the potently forlorn and the strangely comforting. Now, Hawkins is ready to make her return, armed with her latest collection of songs that are set to once again become the soundtrack to your first-date or your break-up.
After a stretch in Los Angeles, the iconic singer-songwriter and New York native is back on the East Coast. Born and raised in New York City, Sophie has always been an artist at heart. After attending Manhattan School of Music as a percussionist for nearly a year, Sophie left to pursue a professional music career. She got her big break playing percussion for Bryan Ferry, and after he fired her she was inspired to write the hit single “Damn, I Wish I Was Your Lover”. She released her critically acclaimed debut album Tongues and Tails in 1992, which earned her a Grammy nomination for Best New Artist.
Sophie has since proven herself a resonant and enduring artist, earning six New York Music awards as well as an ASCAP award for longest running single, “As I Lay Me Down”. She has performed with some of the biggest names in the industry, including Chris Isaak, Melissa Etheridge, and Sting. Over twenty years and six albums later, Sophie has come home to New York and is ready to enchant once more.
Children who love the water and adventure will love Save The Bay’s week-long summer camps right on the waterfront in Providence. Save The Bay’s week-long BayCamp for children who have completed kindergarten and first grade promises hands-on, Bay-centric activities that are as much fun as they are educational. Headquartered at the Bay Center at Fields Point, Junior BayCamp blends age-appropriate marine science and environmental education with shoreline fun. Inside the classrooms, campers interact with the marine life that call Narragansett Bay home, through touch tanks and counselor-led crafts and games, while the rocky shoreline of Fields Point gives campers the perfect place to explore critters and natural habitats nearby, building valuable knowledge about the Bay’s natural beauty, resources, and what they can do to help preserve it.