Arts

‘The Humans’ Starts At The Wilbury

Stephan Karam’s “The Humans” starts Thursday at the Wilbury Theatre Group, running through December 11th. Irish-American Erik Blake has brought his wife and his mother for Thanksgiving at the new home of his daughter and her boyfriend. His mother (affectionately referred to as “Momo”) is suffering from Alzheimer’s, and his other daughter Aimee has recently …

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Oktoberfest At GACS

(9.25) Unpack your umlauts, it’s time for singing and dancing and beer outside in a biergarten or indoors in a bierhalle. Tickets are still available for this weekend’s Oktoberfest at the German American Cultural Society of RI just over the line in Pawtucket. Go here for the lineup of beers that will be on tap, …

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Burlesque & Fire — Walpurgis Night

(4.30) I know little about Walpurgis Night, the holiday celebrated on the last day of April in northern Europe and Scandinavia. Episcopalian households always ward off evil spirits with the 90-proof kind. In the olden days, villagers made loud noises and played pranks to frighten away the demons, but everyone knows now that the only …

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‘Nutcracker’ At The Vets

(12.26) The Festival Ballet Providence will present a revamped version of its annual holiday classic, The Nutcracker, featuring new sets, new costumes, and new choreography by artistic curator Yury Yanowsky. And for the first time, the ballet will be performed at The Vets, offering twice as many performances as in years past. New additions include …

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‘Lifted’ Opens At WFAC

The Wilbury Theatre Group presents Charlie Thurston’s “Lifted,” a modern meditation on the Icarus myth, directed by Josh Short. Staged outdoors at the WaterFire Arts Center, the production features Daraja Hinds, Victor Neto and Jim O’Brien. “Lifted” is part absurdist family drama, part imaginative theatrical fantasia. In an environmentally ravaged near-future, birds have returned from …

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Brown Alumni Project — Edinburgh Fringe

We have singer-songwriter Lisa Loeb (’90) to thank for getting this off the ground: “Together Apart” is “a collection of 10 mini musicals about one life-changing year” written, composed, directed-by, and starring Brown University alumni. Donations will benefit The Actors Fund. Last summer a group of Brown musical theater alums got together for a Zoom …

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Wilbury Outdoor Performances At WF Arts Center

(10.17) The Wilbury Theatre Group will once again take advantage of the wide-open performance spaces at the WaterFire Arts Center, with Fire Flowers and a Time Machine (Flores de Fuego y una Máquina del Tiempo), starting Thursday and running through October 17. ‘Fire Flowers’ is a bilingual performance event directed by Shey Rivera Ríos and featuring work …

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WaterFire Beacon Of Hope — Live 24/7

The live feed runs all day, with soundtrack, and a ceremony is held every evening at 8:30pm. WaterFire Providence announces the creation of a new art installation in the WaterFire Arts Center. Surrounding the solitary brazier are a field of luminaria, each memorializing a Rhode Island soul lost to COVID-19. Each evening at 8:30 p.m., …

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RISCA Grants

(4.15) For artists and culture workers getting slammed in this new Covid economy: The Rhode Island State Council of the Arts has grant money for qualified persons. This is unrestricted funding to be used for any kind of relief. You do not need to reveal how you spend the money. This fund is intended to …

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Spanish Language Shakespeare Returns

Once again, the Rhode Island Latino Arts and Trinity Rep present Teatro en El Verano, this year performing “Much Ado About Nothing” or, “Tanta Bulla  . . . ¿Y Pa’ Que?” Adapted by Kufa Castro, directed by Tatyana-Marie Carlo, and starring Catia Ramos as Benny and Emily Rodríguez as Beatriz, this Spanish-language production will be …

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