The documentary “Pell,” which tells the story of the late R.I. Sen. Claiborne Pell’s efforts to ensure that all young people have a chance at higher education, resulting in the federal grant program that bears his name, will be screened at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Jamestown Art Center, 18 Valley St. A discussion with director Steven Feinberg will follow. Tickets are $10 at the door. (401) 560-0979, jamestownartcenter.org.
The William Hall Library, 1825 Broad St., Cranston, will hold a free “Seed ‘Em & Reap: A How-To Agricultural Fair” from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday. There’ll be information on a variety of topics, including small-space gardening, composting and keeping chickens. Participants include the Edgewood Garden Club and URI Master Gardeners. The fair also serves as the kickoff for William Hall’s Seed Library, offering free seeds to the Cranston community. (401) 781-2450, cranstonlibrary.org/seed-em-reap.
Rhode Island’s Aurea Ensemble presents its newest concert program, “Crossings,” at 2 p.m. Sunday at St. Martin’s Church, 50 Orchard Ave., Providence. Guest artists include Yang Wei, a member of Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble who plays the pipa, a four-stringed Chinese musical instrument, and pianist Lois Shapiro of Boston’s Triple Helix Piano Trio. The program is part of the FirstWorks Frontier series. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door, at (401) 421-4281 or first-works.org. Seniors get a $5 discount; students pay $10.
R.I. Music Hall of Fame
To celebrate the 10 inductees into the Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame, organizers have split the celebrations into three parts. The first part is 2 p.m. Sunday as jazz and rhythm and blues musicians Artie Cabral, Dan Moretti, Billy Osborne and Frank Potenza are inducted at the Greenwich Odeum, 59 Main St., East Greenwich. The event includes a performance with Moretti, Osborne and Potenza, backed by pianist Tim Ray, drummer Marty Richards and bassist Marty Ballou. Tickets are $20 at greenwichodeum.com.
Artist John Berberian will exhibit 30 of his drawings of presidents, first ladies, Civil War officers and iconic 20th century figures including composers, opera singers, writers and celebrities, from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at The Music Mansion, 88 Meeting St., Providence.
— Journal Staff