Carnival! At RW Park

(8.15) Trinidad-born jazz trumpeter Etienne Charles will celebrate the sounds, ideas, and spirit of Carnival! this Sunday at the casino and bandstand at Roger Williams Park. FirstWorks will be hosting an afternoon of workshops (Carnival music/steel pan) and a panel (the legacy of J’ouvert, a traditional festival celebrated throughout the Caribbean), ending the day with …

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International Arts Festival This Weekend

An opening night party Thursday at the Biltmore kicks off this weekend’s Providence International Arts Festival produced by FirstWorks and the City of Providence. Seen here is Squonk Opera — Pneumatica which has three shows scheduled for Saturday on Kennedy Plaza. Figures and tentacles grow, powered by blowers and vortex fans, and culminate in the …

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FirstWorks Festival — Many Things Everywhere

The annual FirstWorks Festival is a bit hard to write up because it spans several weeks, takes place in a multitude of locations, and encompasses a broad range of art, music and performance some of which is difficult to categorize. For instance, how much do we know about this gal here? What is she doing? …

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