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An evening of Celtic music and storytelling by vocalist and guitarist Robbie O’Connell and fiddler Rose Clancy on Friday, March 24 at Linden Place Museum, Bristol.
An evening of Celtic music and storytelling by vocalist and guitarist Robbie O’Connell and fiddler Rose Clancy on Friday, March 24 at Linden Place Museum, Bristol.

MONDAY, MARCH 20

The Players. [photo / Weaver Library]
The Players. [photo / Weaver Library]
Weaver Library presents an evening of local theater Monday, March 20, at 7 p.m. The Players of Barker Playhouse perform in “The Timeless Language of Love,” a revue that includes a piece from “Romeo and Juliet” from Barker’s current season. The Players also offer a scene from one of their acting classes done as a staged reading and a selection of music sung by a Player member. The Players at Barker Playhouse is America’s oldest continuously running little theater. All are invited to learn about Barker Playhouse and enjoy the free performance. The library is at 41 Grove Ave, East Providence. 434-2453; eastprovidencelibraryorg.

Loren Spears, executive director of the Tomaquag Museum, Exeter, gives a lecture, “Indigenous Foodways: Sovereignty, Appropriation and Continuation,” Monday, March 20, at 6:30 p.m., at the Providence Public Library, 150 Empire St., Providence, as part of the library’s “On the Table” program series. Complementing the “On the Table” exhibit case featuring items on loan from the Tomaquag Museum, Spears will share her thoughts on Indigenous Foodways. With her lens as a Narragansett, she will speak of traditional food gathering in comparison with post-European contact adaptations featuring the historic Dovecrest Restaurant and the impact of food and foodways on culture. The program is free. 455-8090, provlib.org.


TUESDAY, MARCH 21

Menopause Mama” Rose Weaver’s one-woman show about aging and its effects on all of us, begins a run at Pot au Feu, 44 Custom St., Providence. The dinner show of story and song starts Tuesday, March 21, at 6 p.m., and plays through March 25. Additional shows are March 22 and 23 at 6 p.m. and March 24 and 25 at 7 p.m. For details, visit waterspilljunction.org or Menopause Mama by Rose Weaver on Facebook.

The Washington Street entrance to the Providence Public Library. The Providence Journal file photo / Mary Murphy
The Washington Street entrance to the Providence Public Library. The Providence Journal file photo / Mary Murphy

March 21 is the third Tuesday of the month and that means the Providence Public Library is hosting one of its free guided architectural tours of its historic library building at 10:30 a.m. Guests are invited to visit and learn about the classic Venetian Renaissance building and its special collections including the Rhode Island Collection. Tour goers should meet at the library’s grand entrance, 225 Washington St., Providence. Tours last one hour or more so if parking, plan accordingly. Parking is available on the street and in area lots. In addition, tours are available upon request for groups of four or more by calling 455-8134. Personal visits/tours of the library’s special and Rhode Island collections can be scheduled by contacting collections librarians at 455-8021 and 455-8028, respectively. provlib.org.

The Brown University Library hosts two free events associated with ”Bamboula! Black Music Before the Blues,” conceived and curated by Brown graduate, pianist John Davis. The exhibit, on view in the Exhibition Gallery and lobby of the John Hay library, includes 19th- to early 20th-century books, sheet music and ephemera drawn primarily from Davis’ personal collection and the holdings of the Brown Library. Davis’ archive of rare 19th-century printed African Americana music is the cornerstone of his career as concert pianist devoted to works influenced by black culture of the American South. The opening reception is 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the Hay Library and Davis gives a rmulti-media concert with guests from student groups, Harmonizing Grace and Old-Time String Band at 7 p.m. at Brown’s Granoff Center for the Arts, 154 Angell St., Providence. Both events are Tuesday, March 21. The programs were postponed from March 14 due to inclement weather.  brown.edu/libnews/bamboula.


0323_FO_FOR_QUAHOG_WEEK_24207965.jpgWEDNESDAY, MARCH 22

Take a Blackstone Culinaria Food Tour Wednesday, March 22, at 8 p.m. at the Harmony Lodge, 102 Putnam Pike, Harmony. Owner Michael Fournier will welcome guests with a special dish created just for the group to celebrate Rhode Island’s Second Annual Quahog Week (March 20-25) – little necks in red clam sauce over angel hair pasta. He will talk with guest about the meal and more about how this restaurant creates their specialties. blackstoneculinaria.com.


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THURSDAY, MARCH 23

Marc Cohn
Marc Cohn

Grammy-Award winning artist Marc Cohn gives a concert Thursday, March 23, at 8 p.m. at the Greenwich Odeum, 59 Main St., East Greenwich. Tickets are $45 to $65. 885-4000, greenwichodeum.com.

Actors Billy Crystal and Bonnie Hunt are seen performing on stage during the Spend The Night With Billy Crystal Tour in Miami Beach, Florida. [Photo / Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images]
Actors Billy Crystal and Bonnie Hunt are seen performing on stage during the Spend The Night With Billy Crystal Tour in Miami Beach, Florida. [Photo / Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images]
Spend the Night With Billy Crystal” at the Providence Performing Arts Center’s Gala Thursday, March 23, at 7:30 p.m. Actress Bonnie Hunt will join Crystal as moderator and interviewer on stage. Tickets are $45 to $200. Gala tickets are $300 (includes prime seating for the show, post-show party at PPAC and parking.) Contact Donna Santos at dsantos@ppacri.org. PPAC is at 220 Weybosset St., Providence. 421-2787; ppacri.org



FRIDAY, MARCH 24

In celebration of Irish Heritage Month, Linden Place Museum hosts an evening of Celtic music and storytelling by vocalist and guitarist Robbie O’Connell accompanied by fiddler Rose Clancy Friday, March 24. O’Connell will be performing in the historic Linden Place Mansion parlors, 500 Hope St., Bristol. The concert includes a wine and cheese reception with the artists after the performance. Tickets are $25 and reservations are recommended. The 8 p.m. concert was rescheduled from March 10. 253-0390; lindenplace.org.
The Young Dubliners play Celtic rock at the Greenwich Odeum, 59 Main St., East Greenwich, Friday, March 24, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $19 through $30. 885-4000, greenwichodeum.com.