October 1-October 7: Art shows, bikes, and climate justice

This entry is part 2 of 9 in the series WTDTW

Monday, October 2 

Event: WIB Presents: Google

Location: Salomon 202

Time: 8 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Join Women in Business for a resume workshop with Google! Representatives from Google will share tips on crafting a perfect resume and discuss available positions at Google.


Tuesday, October 3

Event: Providence Downtown Farmers Market

Location: Greater Kennedy Plaza, Providence

Time: 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Every Tuesday, Farm Fresh Rhode Island vendors set up along Washington Street and feature local farmers and producers.




Wednesday, October 4

Event: Thinking Out Loud with Erich Jarvis

Location: 85 Waterman St., Room 130

Time: 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Erich D. Jarvis, PhD, will present the eleventh lecture in the series, “Thinking Out Loud: Deciphering Mysteries of our World and Beyond.” Come hear Erich talk about how vocal learning–the ability to imitate and pass on vocal repertoires culturally from one generation to the next–is a rare behavior displayed by several groups of birds. He’ll discuss the genes, evolution and mechanisms of vocal learning — and how being an underrepresented minority in the sciences provided a finely tuned ear for discoveries which bear on mammals like us.




Event: Lecture with Artist: Theresa Girard

Location: Providence Art Club (11 Thomas St., Providence)

Time: 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Join artist Theresa Girard on the occasion of her first solo exhibition at the Providence Art Club for an interactive and engaging lecture about her lively painterly abstractions. Theresa will be available to answer questions about her work and will share more about her process and vision.


Thursday, October 5

Event: Bike the Night Anniversary Ride with Mayor Elorza

Location: Burnside Park, Providence, Rhode Island

Time: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Want to get to know Providence and its mayor? Join Mayor Jorge Elorza and the Rhode Island Bicycle Coalition (RIBike) for Bike the Night’s 2nd Anniversary Ride! These rides bring community members together to explore different neighborhoods of Providence by bike.




Event: Hurricanes and Climate Justice Workshop

Location: Lower Salomon Center Room 001/on Main Green

Time: 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Join the RI Student Climate Coalition and several guest speakers for a teach-in on the disproportionate impacts of hurricanes (and other extreme weather events) on marginalized communities both within the U.S. and abroad. They will be discussing the connection between climate change and social/environmental justice by focusing on recent storms.

Event: The Quest for Self-Determination: Catalonia, Nation or identity?

Location: Brown Center for Students of Color (68 Brown St.)

Time: 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

What’s the difference between identity and Nationhood? Do Nation-States really exist? Do we necessarily value our national identity above our regional, religious, ethnic ones? Which should define us most? Join The Dialgoue for snacks as they talk about self-determination and Catalonia’s Referendum.

Event: Illustration Dept.

Location: Woods-Gerry Gallery, RISD (62 Prospect St.)

Time: 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

RISD Illustration’s departmental show opens this Thursday. All are invited for the opening reception!




Saturday, October 7

Event: Gigs on the Grass 2017

Location: Wriston Quad

Time: 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Brown’s second annual Gigs on the Grass — a music and arts festival exclusively featuring and celebrating student artists — is this Saturday! This year’s event will feature Attic WoodSamuel MayerDIASPØRA, Test Tube, One Dot, Peels, KiwiiSourTourist Tortoise, James Sallembien, Temma Schaechter, Interabang, Julia Hava, Express, and Kinda Functional. Admission is free!




Event: Recycle-A-Bike Fall Bike Sale

Location: Recycle-A-Bike (1911 Westminster St.)

Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Come pick out a refurbished bike to ride away on or find yourself your next new bike project to work on at the Recycle-A-Bike shop! Bikes range in price from $20- $200, including all sizes and styles. Discounted bike parts and frames will also be available.




Event: RISD Craft 2017

Location: Benefit St.

Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

RISD’s annual juried sale features handmade fine art and design work by more than 85 alumni and 25 current students. Viewers have an opportunity to engage with makers while finding unique gifts and one-of-a-kind items at this outdoor sale, which runs for one day only. Free and open to the public!

Event: Walk the Plank and Win!

Location: Base Station VR Lounge (286 Thayer St.)

Time: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Feel like living on the edge? Pay $5.00 to walk a 6 foot plank that hangs 160 meters in the air — in Virtual Reality. In real life, the plank sits just a couple of inches off the ground. If you make it across and back within the allotted 2 minute time limit, you win 50% off an hour of a rental of a Virtual Reality Station, to be redeemed anytime.


Sunday, October 8

Event: 2017 Indigenous Peoples’ Day Social

Location: Sayles Hall

Time: 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Join Natives at Brown and Native American Heritage Series for the second annual Indigenous Peoples’ Day Celebration and Social! There will be intertribal and eastern social dancing, alongside specials, including a potato dance, cake walk, and two step. Catering will be by Wampanoag Chef Sherry Pocknett, who will serve traditional Indigenous foods. This event is free and open to the public!


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