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A Concert of Classical Guitar by Mychal Gendron

Come for a concert of classical guitar by Mychal Gendron.

 

Enjoy a performance of music from Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Europe: including works by Francis Bebey from Cameroon, Leo Brouwer from Cuba, Bernard Piris from France, Yuquijiro Yocoh from Japan, and David Crittenden and Lou Harrison from the U.S.

 

Plus, hear traditional Greek and Bulgarian folk songs arranged by Mychal.

 

A Concert of Spanish Guitar by Lisa y Josué

Enjoy a concert of classical Spanish guitar, flamenco, Latin tunes, and original songs by NYC guitar duo Lisa y Josué.

 

Come for a performance by two musicians skilled in Guitarrazón or “the way of the guitar.” Hear exquisite and crackling songs from Puerto Rico, Cuba, Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Peru, and Cape Verde.

 

Plus, prepare for a show-stopping finale when Lisa dances flamenco in full costume, including castanets, fan, and shawl.

 

This event is free and open to all. Drop in for a fun time.

A Concert of New Orleans Jazz by the Banjo Bob All-Stars Dixieland Band

Enjoy a concert of New Orleans Jazz by the Banjo Bob All-Stars Dixieland Band.

 

Also known as Dixieland and Traditional Jazz, New Orleans Jazz is happy and joyful music. Hear an authentic acoustic performance by six of New England’s hottest musicians—Jeff Hughes on trumpet, Dr. John Clark on clarinet and sax, Dan Fox on trombone, Jon Wheatley on guitar, Justin Meyer on bass fiddle, and Bill Reynolds on drums.

 

Corruption in Rhode Island: A Talk by Author Paul Caranci

Join Paul F. Caranci for a talk on Wired: The Shocking True Story of Political Corruption and the FBI Informant Who Risked Everything to Expose It.

 

In 2008, suspecting that several of his fellow North Providence town councilmen were extorting bribes, Caranci contacted the FBI and eventually became their undercover operative for 17 months. Hear about the risks of working undercover, and find out about the public officials who were caught up in the scandal.

 

The Wacky World of Screwball Comedy: A Film Series

Once upon a time when life was uncertain and hard, Hollywood made outlandish screwball comedies to help the world forget its troubles. See four of the best screwballs—from the first to one of the wildest—on Thursdays at 7 p.m.

 

On March 22, laugh at You Can’t Take It with You (1938), starring James Stewart and Jean Arthur. Tony Kirby falls in love with Alice Sycamore bringing his rich and stuffy family into conflict with her zany family of free spirits.

 

Rules? We Don’t Need No Rules: A Film Series

Are movie characters who don’t follow rules the best, the worst, or somewhere in between? It probably depends on whether you’re a rebel, a traditionalist, or a person who likes a bit of both.

 

See four films about hilarious and challenging rule-breakers on Thursdays at 7 p.m.

 

On February 15, see Duck Soup (1933), starring Groucho, Chico, and Harpo Marx. President Rufus T. Firefly and turncoat spies Chicolini and Pinky bring the country of Freedonia to its knees when they start a war with its neighbor Sylvania.

 

Feature Film: The Music Man

Sometimes there are good reasons to hide your identity. Other times it’s for wicked purposes. See some of both in a movie musical film series about secret identities on Thursdays at 7 p.m.

 

Tonight, watch The Music Man (1962), starring Robert Preston and Shirley Jones. Con man Harold Hill arrives in River City to sell instruments and uniforms for a boy’s band before skipping town with the cash.


Unleash Your Creativity with Imagery, Sound, and Meditation

Due to the uncertainty of Wednesday's storm, Unleash Your Creativity will start on Wednesday, March 14 at 7 p.m.

 

Set your creativity free. Let Kimberly Cotter-Lemus show you how to awaken your creative spirit with imagery, sound, and meditation in a three-part workshop on Wednesdays, March 14, 21 & 28.

 

On March 14 begin your exploration with the Tarot. Pick a card from a Tarot deck, study its symbolic imagery, and discover how visual stimulation can arouse your imagination.

 

Possibilities: Design a Plan for Your Future

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Join writer and artist Marsha Leonard for a five-week course on making a plan for your future on Wednesdays, January 24 & 31 and February 7, 14 & 21.

 

Your future is filled with possibilities you can tap into. Look into your past and present to discover who you are and where you’re going. Gain self-understanding through the Make-a-List™ technique, create Maps of Possibilities to see your options, and choose your way forward.

 

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