[Summit] Some event updates, corrections and revisions

David Kolsky davidjkolsky at yahoo.com
Sat Mar 12 05:53:03 CST 2016

A few corrections and revisions to my earlier messages to various lists:

(1) Parking Meters: I once mentioned “Monday 13 March” as the date when Fox Point neighbors and Wickenden St merchants meet with city officials about meters, when I meant next Monday 14 March; details below. However I have also added a couple of cultural events below which do happen on Sunday 13 March.

(2) the Neighborhood Discussion Group at Books on the Square has moved its March meeting, originally scheduled and announced for Wednesday 23 March (a week from this coming Weds 16 March) back a week to Wednesday 30 March, because of the press of other events that night.

(3) The City Plan Commission agenda for next Tuesday 15 March (4:45 p.m., 444 Westminster St.) does not in fact include expected revisions to a plan for 249 Thayer Street (the empty Tedeschi’s/Oasis/Store 24). The agenda does include a requested subdivision of the lot at 193 Hope Street, and Providence College’s plans to build two new structures or additions. Details at: http://sos.ri.gov/documents/publicinfo/omdocs/notices/4752/2016/194711.pdf

(4) The Hope Street Merchants have announced that their Spring Block Party, taking up the Hope Street roadway for several blocks south of Rochambeau Ave., will be from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday 21 May. A more detailed programme will come later.

I'm adding some other items (chiefly musical or Shakespearean) to my earlier calendar of events below (as revised and corrected).

Have a good weekend,



Saturday 12 March 
(A) 8 p.m. - Brown University Wind Symphony, 101 Salomon (DeCiccio Family Aud.), main college green near Faunce House Arch at Waterman & Brown Streets. Free. https://www.brown.edu/academics/music/events/wind-symphony-concert-3

(B) 7 p.m. - “Titus Andonicus” (Shakespeare’s bloodiest play, also one of his earliest and least-performed) Burbage Theatre Company directed by Jeff Church at The Aurora (formerly Roots Cultural Center & The Black Repertory Theatre), 246 Westminster St. Tickets $20; $15 students & seniors

Sunday 13 March     2 a.m. (EST) = 3 a.m.. (EDT) until 2 a.m (EDT) = 1 a.m. (EST) Sunday 6 November - Daylight Savings Time in effect over much of North America

Sunday 13 March
(A)  2 p.m. - Lynda Gulley & Laska Meseck play viola and piano pieces by Ravel and Schubert, plus some American songs. The Music Mansion, 88 Benefit Street, free and open to the public

(B) 7 p.m. - “Othello” (1987), directed by Janet Suzman, 2nd of 4-part March film series to mark 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, Martinos Aud., Granoff Center for the Arts, 154 Angell between Brown & Thayer Streets. Free https://www.brown.edu/academics/creative-arts-council/events

Monday 14 March       
(A) 7 p.m - Fox Point Neighborhood Association board discusses new and proposed parking meters with Mayor Elorza and other officials in the meeting room beneath the Vartan Gregorian School Library, Wickenden Street between Governor and Ives

(B) 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Housing for All 2016 Summit, sponsored by the United Way of RI & DownCity Design, Rhodes on the Pawtuxet, 60 Rhodes Place, Cranston (near RI Yacht Club, Broad Street & Roger Williams Park) Cont’l breakfast & lunch provided. Details and registration form at http://www.uwri.org/event/housing-for-all-summit/

Tuesday 15 March         4:45 p.m. - City Plan Commission considers a proposed subdivision of 193 Hope Street and new building plans for Providence College -  First floor auditorium of the Joseph Doorley (ex-Blue Cross) building, 444 Westminster Street across Empire St. from AS 220 and the Celtic Lounge/Finnegan’s Wake

Wednesday 16 March 4:45 to 6:30 p.m. - Update to the City’s Bicycle Master Plan seeking public input about improving bike lanes and other bicycle infrastructure - Doorley Building auditorium, 444 Westminster (see Tuesday above for location) More information at https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8bCMwIGMgVneWI3cl9Sd2tyb2c/view?pref=2&pli=1
Thursday 17 March    (St Patrick’s Day)   
(A) 5 to 9 p.m. -  Gallery Night Providence 2016 opens: free admission to RISD Museum and many other local art galleries

(B) 8 p.m. -- free showing of “The Deer Hunter” (1978; 5 Oscars) directed by Michael Cimino, with (among others) Christopher Walken, Robert De Niro and John Cazale, about three young American veterans returning from the Vietnam war to struggle with its psychological effects including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).. Introduced by Iraqi war veteran Ben Fortier. Room 106, Smith-Buonanno Hall on the Pembroke campus of Brown, near Brown and Meeting Streets

(C) 7 p.m. -- “Titus Andronicus” at the Aurora; see Saturday 12 March above

Friday 18 March 
(A) 6:30 p.m. - RI Philharmonic Rush Hour concert, Vets' Mem’l Aud. (see Saturday 19 March below) Tickets start at $15 + $3 facility charge

(B) 7 p.m. - “Titus Andronicus” closes at the Aurora; see Saturday 12 March above

(C) 8 p.m. - Brown University Chorus performs a concert to benefit its tour schedule, featuring pieces by Kodaly, Rachmaninoff and Stephen Chatman, Sayles Hall on the main College Green, through the Faunce House Arch on Waterman at Brown, and just past Salomon Hall; $10 general admission; $3 students https://www.brown.edu/academics/music/events/chorus-concert-3

Saturday 19 March     (St Joseph’s Day)  8 p.m. - Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra and guest pianist Alexander Toradze play Rachmaninoff’s third piano concerto and Brahms’ first symphony, Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium, between the State House lawn and Providence Place mall. Tickets start at $15 + $3 facility fee

Sunday 20 March    (Spring Equinox, Palm Sunday)    - Spring officially begins on the East Coast

Monday 21 March        7 p.m. - Summit Neighborhood Association board of directors monthly open public meeting, main floor café of Summit Commons (formerly Hillside Nursing Home) , 99 Hillside Avenue, top of the hill halfway between Gregg’s on North Main and Three Sisters on Hope, near the end of Blackstone Blvd
Wednesday 23 March    (Purim starts at dusk)
(A) 7 p.m. [Neighborhood Discussion Group at Books on the Square monthly public meeting] -- postponed to Weds 30 March (below)

(B) 6 to 8 p.m. - Community Conversation about the future of the 6-10 highway Connector with three experts (Veronica Vanterpool, Ian Lockwood & Peter Park), Doorley Building auditorium, 444 Westminster (see March 15 for location). More details at: http://www.providenceri.com/efile/6505

(C) 6:30 p.m. (social half-hour with refreshments at 6 p.m.) - Blackstone Parks Conservancy annual meeting (open to all) to be addressed about climate change in Providence by J. Timmons Roberts of Brown, Gov. Lippitt House, 199 Hope St. at Angell (parking available at Wheeler School across the street)

(D) 5:30 p.m. - Black History Month film series shows “Belle” (postponed by weather from Mon. 8 Feb.) 108 Rhode Island Hall on Brown’s main college green, 60 George St. between Brown & Prospect Streets. Running time 104 min. (about 1-3/4 hrs), followed by discussion. Free.

(E) 8 to 10 p.m. - Brown Jazz Band & Percussion Ensemble, Grant Recital Hall, behind Orwig Music Bldg on Young Orchard above Hope Street. Free.

(F) 7 p.m. - Sir James Galway (flute) and Lady Jeanne Galway perform Beethoven, Hindemith, Mozart & Overton with RI Philharmonic, VMA (Vets) (location at March 19th above) Gala performance (admission charged)

Good Friday 25 March   
Easter Saturday 26 March   
Easter Sunday 27 March   
Easter Monday 28 March  to Sunday 3 April - ISU World Figure Skating Championships at Boston TD Garden

Wednesday 30 March 7 p.m. - new March meeting date for Neighborhood Discussion Group at Books on the Square, 471 Angell Street (below Elmgrove and next to CVS); open to all

Among events coming up in April and May:

Monday 11 April to Saturday 16 April - general Spring Book Sale of the Friends of Rochambeau Library

Friday 22 April dusk to dusk Saturday 30 April (Passover)

Tuesday 26 April - Rhode Island presidential primary elections

Wednesday 27 April - Annual General Membership Meeting of the Summit Neighborhood Association (Wayland Square's Wednesday meeting has been moved back to election eve, Monday the 25th)

Saturday 21 May noon to 6 p.m. - Hope Street Spring Block Party

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