Arts Abound This Weekend

If you’re yearning to get out and enjoy our local arts scene this weekend you have plenty to choose from:

Admittedly, it’s an odd time of day for a horror movie, but dedicated fans of the genre won’t want to miss a special preview screening of the highly anticipated horror film, “Inkubus” at 10:30am on Friday, October 28th in the Mary Tefft White Cultural Center, located in the University Library at Roger Williams University in Bristol.  The program is free and open to the public, and is scheduled to include a discussion and Q&A session with director Glenn Ciano and producer Chad A. Verdi, as well as a special appearance by actor Robert Englund.  For more details, click here.

Bristol Art Museum opens a new exhibit, “Metaphor, Allegory and Paradox” this weekend with an Opening Reception on Friday, October 28th from 7pm – 9pm at their Linden Place location at Hope and Wardwell Streets.  For more details, click here.

Roger Williams University is the place to be for this weekend’s One-Act Play Festival, presented by the Theater Program’s Stage Company on Friday, October 28th and Saturday, October 29th at 7:30pm in the Performing Arts Center (“the Barn”).  Performances include “King Arthur’s Socks” by Floyd Dell, directed by Vicky Page, and “Pieces of Pinter”, three short plays by Harold Pinter, directed by Nicole Wielga.  For more details, click here.

If it’s not yet sold out, reserve your tickets for Girl Howdy at Stone Church Coffeehouse on High Street in Bristol.  Girl Howdy is “the honky tonk dance band that puts the twang in the swing & the rootin’ tootin’ in the two-steppin’!”  The show starts at 7:30pm on Saturday, October 29th; doors open at 6:45pm.  For more details call 253-4813 or click here.

The Community Concert Series @ St. Michael’s presents its first concert of the season, Coastline Show Chorus, on Saturday, October 29th at 8pm at St. Michael’s Church on Hope Street in Bristol.  Under the direction of Gail Jencik, Coastline offers treasured American classics, Broadway hits and modern jazz, blending four-part a cappella harmony with energetic choreography.  Tickets are $20 ahead of time or at the door, with reduced rates for seniors and students.  Call 253-6084 for more information.  Local restaurants offering dinner & concert package tickets include Hourglass Brasserie, at 382 Thames Street, and Redlefsen’s, at 444 Thames Street.  Reservations required.

Take a stroll with the family on Hope Street in downtown Bristol at the Family Halloween Walkabout, where children can don their costumes and trick-or-treat at participating businesses on Sunday, October 30th from 1pm ’til 3pm.  Stop by The Toy Shop to see who won the Pumpkin Decorating Contest, and visit “Boo, Too!” at the Bristol Art Gallery to show your kids they’re not the only ones making Halloween art this time of year!

Alive! Arts at Roger Williams University presents a concert by 35th Parallel on Sunday, October 30th at 2pm in the Performing Arts Center (“the Barn”).  Their signature sound blends Middle Eastern oud and  Indian tabla with a variety of other non-western instruments in an extensive repertoire of original and traditional songs.  The group will give a workshop on their instruments and music following their performance.  The performance is free and open to the public.  For more details, click here.

2 thoughts on “Arts Abound This Weekend”

    1. your welcome! this is definitely one of those weekends when we have so much to choose from we’re giddy with the possibilities – reminds me of emptying the plastic pumpkin onto the kitchen tabletop and feasting my eyes on all those Halloween treats …

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