Things To Do in November

Discover the best things to do in Rhode Island this month, including family-friendly activities, festivals, performances, food events and shows. Here are our top picks:

Nov
14
Thu
Beginner Botanical Drawing Series: Autumn @ Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum
Nov 14 @ 10:00 am
Beginner Botanical Drawing Series: Autumn @ Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum | Bristol | Rhode Island | United States

This class will look to the grounds and arboretum of Blithewold for inspiration in drawing. November landscapes will be the focus, with a limited color palette and a variety of drawing and painting materials.

Nov
16
Sat
Acting 101 @ The Arctic Playhouse
Nov 16 all-day
Acting 101 @ The Arctic Playhouse | West Warwick | Rhode Island | United States

Acting 101 (Intro)! Register by September 23rd to receive $25 off tuition with Discount Code: BYSEPT23

Join Jeff Blanchette (Gold Dust Orphans, Ocean State Theater Company, Arctic Playhouse, etc) for an introduction to acting for adults eighteen and older in this class! Class starts October 5, and meets once a week for eight weeks! This class will focus on character development and dramatic theory and will culminate in a showcase of student monologues.

Monologue Workshop @ The Gamm Theatre
Nov 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Monologue Workshop @ The Gamm Theatre | Warwick | Rhode Island | United States

November 16 – December 7

four Sessions

Saturdays 10 am – noon

Instructor: Madeleine Lambert

Tuition: $120

Imagine walking into an audition or rehearsal room and feeling excited to share the monologue(s) you have prepared. This intensive workshop with Gamm regular, Madeleine Lambert, will give students the tools to find, rehearse, and perform monologues with confidence and joy. Through text analysis and intensive one-on-one coaching, students will develop the skills necessary to prepare and perform monologues. Perfect for students looking to hone acting techniques, to develop a rehearsal process, to manage monologue anxiety, and to practice getting in front of a room. This four week course is designed for students of all levels. Some reading and preparation outside of class required.

Nov
17
Sun
Crafting Night: Modern Grapevine and Evergreen Wreaths @ Crafting Night: Modern Grapevine and Evergreen Wreaths
Nov 17 @ 6:00 pm
Crafting Night: Modern Grapevine and Evergreen Wreaths @ Crafting Night: Modern Grapevine and Evergreen Wreaths | Bristol | Rhode Island | United States

In this informal hands-on session, participants will make a modern, minimalist grapevine wreath, decorated with an assortment of unique foliage and natural embellishments … and maybe just a little sparkle!

Nov
18
Mon
Audition Techniques @ The Gamm Theatre
Nov 18 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Audition Techniques @ The Gamm Theatre | Warwick | Rhode Island | United States

November 4 – December 16

Seven Sessions

Mondays 6:30 – 9:30pm

Instructor: Fred Sullivan Jr.

Tuition: $350

Preparing to audition for an upcoming production or for a school program? Looking to hone your skills and work on a few new monologues? The Gamm Studio can prepare you to audition with skill and confidence. This class will focus on preparing two contrasting monologues as well as offer tips and techniques to successfully prepare for cold readings and incorporating on-the-fly direction. Students will also practice their “presentation-of-self” and all other aspects related to the audition. Please prepare a monologue for the first day of class. This class is suitable for beginners.

Nov
19
Tue
2-D Mixed Media Collage and Acrylics with Claire Bowen @ Bristol Art Museum
Nov 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

2-D Mixed Media Collage and Acrylics with Claire Bowen
Tuesdays, November 5-December 3 | 10 am – noon
$175 BAM Members | $185 Non-Members

Practicing a variety of mediums in ones work can be a new challenge but creatively inspiring. This class will help the individual explore several combinations of using more than one medium in their work. Demonstrations on process, and guidance will be used to coach individuals to help find their own voice. Introduction and use of “tools and tricks of the trade” will be shared. Fun exploration is highly encouraged!

All levels are welcome and no experience necessary.

Medicine Wheel Moon Series @ Fully Rooted Providence
Nov 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Medicine Wheel Moon Series @ Fully Rooted Providence | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

Medicine Wheel Moon Series One: North/Earth Using gardening practices as a metaphor for exploring and tending to our inner landscapes.

Together we will explore the gardens that reside in the sanctuary of our hearts and discover how to discern what to prune, what weeds may have gotten out of control, what should be left to overwinter in the garden, what is tender and needs protection from the elements and how we can amend and enrich the depleted soil.

Katherine Fotiades will serve as the facilitator for this four part moon series created to lead us towards reawakening and strengthening our connection to nature, which includes our connection to our inner selves.

Katherine has called together both longtime friends, as well as new friends to serve as the guides and educators for this special series. Together we will weave together a beautifully rich tapestry of wisdom,ceremony and simple mindfulness practices that you can take home and wrap yourself in throughout the winter season. May the tapestry woven by this tribe of kindred souls provide you comfort, rejuvenation and peace.

Each evening will begin with a simple ritual to honor the power that reside in each of the four directions and will be followed with a brief meditation. Our focus will then turn towards deepening our connection with the direction and element of the evening. Our time will close with a grounding ritual in order to allow the fullest integration of the wisdom and gifts that you have received.

Follow up series:

Tuesday, Oct. 22 Series Two East/Air

Tuesday, Nov. 12 Series Three South/Fire

Tuesday, Nov. 19 Series Four West/Water

About Medicine Wheel Moon Series

The Medicine Wheel has been used for health and healing for many generations. By using this ancient and powerful symbol, we will prepare our bodies, minds and spirits for the deeply meditative and rejuvenating dark days of winter.

Together we will journey around the wheel honoring the Four Directions: North, East, South and West. Through practices of mindfulness and simple rituals we will offer our gratitude to the natural elements. We will also be using the energy of the Full and New Moons in October and November to support our intentions of preparing ourselves for the winter months of introspection.

By taking time to remember our connection to nature, we become more fully rooted in our connection to ourselves and each other and thereby become healthier and stronger both individually and collectively.

Time: 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Venue: Fully Rooted Providence 159 Weybosset St., Providence, Rhode Island, First Floor

Admission: $10 suggested donation to honor the time and knowledge of speakers, donations made upon arrival.

Parking Details: Free parking is available in lot to right of the building on Eddy Street, on a first-come, first-serve basis 30 minutes prior and 30 minutes post event.

*We recommended participating in the full series, but each evening can be attended individually.

Scene Study with Steve Kidd @ The Gamm Theatre
Nov 19 @ 6:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Scene Study with Steve Kidd @ The Gamm Theatre | Warwick | Rhode Island | United States

October 8 – November 19

Seven sessions

Tuesdays 6:30 – 9:30 pm

Instructor: Steve Kidd

Tuition: $270

Explore the craft of acting in a class formatted to suit actors of varying levels of experience through partnered scene work. Students will explore the work of great American contemporary writers. Scenes will be suited to individual needs and rehearsed beat by beat, focusing on actor coaching. This class culminates in a showcase of student work. Rehearsal outside of class time is required. This class is suitable for beginners.

Nov
20
Wed
Colored Pencil Drawing with Kendra Ferreira @ Bristol Art Museum
Nov 20 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Colored Pencil Drawing with Kendra Ferreira @ Bristol Art Museum | Bristol | Rhode Island | United States

Colored Pencil Drawing with Kendra Ferreira
Wednesdays, November 6-December 11 | 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
$130 BAM Members | $140 Non-Members

Unleash the vibrancy of colored pencil in this six-week class. In this class we will try a variety of drawing surfaces and learn the many versatile ways of applying colored pencil. Topics will include: layering, blending and burnishing techniques. Each week we will work on a different project and small still life set up. Some colored pencil experience is helpful but beginners are also welcome.

Meeting Street Training Institute to Host Infant Brain Development Workshop @ Meeting Street
Nov 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Meeting Street Training Institute to Host Infant Brain Development Workshop @ Meeting Street | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

The Training Institute at Meeting Street will host Babies: Their Brains at its Providence campus on Wednesday, November 20. Kelly Rodriguez, an early childhood consultant and licensed clinical social worker, will lead the workshop.

In this workshop participants will gain a better understanding of what is going on in children’s brain during the first five years and learn how to meet the child’s social and emotional needs at every stage of brain development.

The event is free for Meeting Street families and $25 for professionals.
Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/babies-their-brains-tickets-75756829717.

For more information, call 401-533-9252 or email ecinstitute@meetingstreet.org.