RIGHT NOW: The Great Checkout — Providence Community Library’s annual raffle of human experiences is drawing to a close! Whether you like whiskey, astronomy, gondola rides, ice cream, tracing your family history, giant puppets, or baking, there is something here for you and your family. Tickets are $25 each and if you buy two then you get a third for free. (Also, most of the prizes are meant to be shared… If $25 is too steep for you, get some friends to pitch in!)
6/10: LGBTQ Reception for Jorge Elorza — Jason and I are on the host committee for a reception for mayoral candidate Jorge Elorza, which takes place on Tuesday, 6/10 from 6-8pm at DeVille’s Cafe. That’s right: we’re actively supporting a mayoral candidate for the first time. (Also, if you’d like to see all six (for now) candidates for mayor, head to the Mayoral Forum at Wanskuck Library on Thursday, 6/12!)
6/19: The Mummy-In — The newly restored Egyptian room at the RISD Museum is reopening soon, and Not About The Buildings is teaming up with the Providence Athenaeum for The Mummy-In, an out-loud reading of Edgar Allen Poe’s “Unwrapping The Mummy.” This takes place at 6pm on Thursday, June 19th and then we’ll squeak our way upstairs to see the mummy in person. (PS: It’s a Gallery Night event and part of RISD Museum’s Design The Night programming, so museum admission is free.)
6/20-6/21: Mala Mala — Road trip! Headmaster is sponsoring two screenings of Mala Mala, a new documentary about Puerto Rican LGBTQ advocates. This is taking place as part of the Provincetown Film Festival, with screenings on Friday, 6/20, at 9:45pm and Saturday, 6/21, at 2:15pm.
6/25: A PawSox Game — Providence Community Library is hosting a Pawtucket Red Sox game. I haven’t actually seen the PawSox, or any baseball game at all for that matter, since I was about seventeen, but this might be fun! Especially if you are there! Tickets are only $8, half of which will be given directly to Providence Community Library, and I’ve got a bunch to sell so if you’re interested let me know and I’ll hold one (or more) for you.