Cranston Street Armory Feedback Sessions, Se Aculillo, and Queer Arts Fest at AS220

Cranston Street Armory Public Meetings

Come learn about an upcoming Request for Proposals plan for the “Castle for the People!” If you’re unable to attend, you can share your thoughts online here.

Refreshments available.

Monday June 3, 2019
6:00PM – 8:00PM
John Hope Settlement House
7 Thomas P. Whitten Way

For more information, go to

Se Aculilló 4

Opening Reception
June 1, 2019 – 7:00PM – 9:00PM
The Center for Reconciliation
275 N Main St, Providence, RI 02903

GALLERY HOURS: Thursday (3-6 pm), Saturday (2-5 pm), and by appointment

The 4th exhibition in the Se Aculilló? series, will feature art created by people who have origins, ancestral roots, and/or cultural ties to geographies colonized by the former Spanish and Portuguese Empires, selected via open call with strong consideration for Black artists, Indigenous artists, LGBTQAI artists, artists living with disabilities, and artists who have been marginalized from traditional presentations of art.

The phrase, Se Aculilló?, is a Colombian taunt that roughly translates to “Are you scared?” More literally,Se Aculilló? refers to the body clenching or curling inward. Each exhibition uses Se Aculilló? as a frame to consider the body & fear. Exhibitions differ thematically from one another via the inclusion of one additional theme. Our 4th exhibition, Primxs, or the gender neutral Spanish word for “cousins,” considers the influences of a common colonizer on artists who have origins, ancestral roots, and/or cultural ties to geographies colonized by the former Spanish and Portuguese Empires.

More info here at curator Benjamin Lundberg Torres-Sánchez’ website.

AS220 Queer Arts Fest

June 8 – 15, 2019
115 Empire St., Providence, RI 02903

A week of free or pay-what-you-can all-ages programming from our LGBTQAI arts community, leading up to Pride on Saturday, June 15th. Also, with our newly-renovated bar and restaurant, AS220 on Empire Street is the best spot to watch the Pride parade!

For more info, check back at the QAF Facebook page for updates.

For more info on AS220’s summer festival schedule, check out their website.

Teatro ECAS‘ is offering its new production, “La Lupe – Exito y Gloria,” with English supertitles between May 9 and May 19, 2019. According to ECAS, “Many families in the Southside of Providence are multi-lingual, with younger generations more fluent in English than their Spanish native parents. Simulcast English will allow the whole family to come and enjoy the plays together!”

La Lupe – Exito y Gloria (World Premiere!)

De: Francis Parra
Dirección: Francis Parra.

“La Reina de la Canción Latina” La Lupe sorprendió al público en 1961 en su Cuba natal antes de llegar a New York para convertirse en una sensación internacional. Con gran emoción y dramatismo, tanto en el escenario como fuera de él, el impacto indeleble de La Lupe en la escena del jazz fue enorme. Una historia desgarradora, con música interpretada por el compositor y músico Czesare Santana, La Lupe – Exito y Gloria, escrita y dirigida por Francis Parra, narra la breve vida de la primera diva Latina.

By: Francis Parra
Directed by: Francis Parra

“The Queen of Latin Soul” La Lupe stunned audiences in 1961 in her native Cuba before arriving in New York to become an international singing sensation. With great emotion and drama, both on stage and off, La Lupe’s indelible impact on the jazz scene was enormous. A heartbreaking story, with music performed by composer and musician Czesare Santana. La Lupe – Exito y Gloria, written and directed by Artistic Director Francis Parra, recounts a brief life of the first Latina Diva.

In Spanish, with English Translation Supertitles

For more information and tickets, go to Teatro ECAS’ “La Lupe” webpage.
57 Parkis Ave. Providence, RI 02907
(401) 421-3227 – 421-ECAS

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