(7.30) Those wondering why the music schedule looks so thin this week — blame the Providence Fringe Festival for taking over the venues. Founded in 2014 by The Wilbury Theatre Group, the Fringe Festival is open to anyone who wants to produce their own show. Wilbury has scheduled five days of performance, storytelling, dance, music, and et cetera.
Channing Gray writes in the ProJo,
Among the added special events, a free family day will be held in Olneyville’s Riverside Park on Saturday, July 30. Activities take place from 1-4 p.m. and include hip-hop, slam poetry and an appearance by Big Nazo. Free workshops for kids take place daily at 4 p.m. — with improv, hip-hop and acting — at the Wilbury Group, 393 Broad St.
Some events are free. Others range from $5 to $10. Venues downtown include Aurora, the Dean, and the Black Box Theatre. Further afield are the Steel Yard, the Avenue Concept, the RISD Museum, and the Wilbury Theater. A play about D. B. Cooper* is scheduled for Better Off on Broadway.
Over at The Law and Order Party Mr. Lawrence has some recommendations and devised what he admits is an unrealistically ambitious itinerary for all five days. Orange slices and astronaut diapers may be needed.
Runs through Saturday, July 30th. Complete schedule here.
*The History Channel just ran “D.B. Cooper: Case Closed?” in which crime-solving experts and amateurs revisited the case. In need of editing, but kind of fun. The FBI has, just recently, officially ended its investigation. So, yes, case closed.