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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 04-11-2019

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VALLEY BREEZE LIVING EDITION | APRIL 11-17, 2019 ENTERTAINMENT 5 by Ten31 Productions, the organiza- tion that creates living art perfor- mances and themed installations, and Revel Factory, Ten31's nonprofit whose mission is to "make art acces- sible to artists and non-artists alike." All proceeds will support Revel Factory's grants and community programs, which include classes and workshops in dance, theater, costume design, painting and more. After securing B-Hive!, a local B-52s tribute band, Pari said a 1980s theme naturally emerged. "This is the first time we've intro- duced a theme," he said. "People are encouraged to come dressed in '80s attire." Of the band, Pari said, "They're so much fun. It's almost like hearing the B-52s live." The night's musical line-up also includes Providence-based Detroit Rebellion, which blends dirty blues and garage rock, and Extraordinary Rendition Band, Providence's guerril- la-style street band. Lights, Fashion, Philanthropy will present The Rad Runway Challenge featuring works from Rhode Island fashion designers. While the first two Revelfest events included a runway experience, "this year we wanted to mix it up," Pari said. "Each of the designers are designing one look, not small collec- tions." Guests can vote on their favorite looks, "Project Runway"-style, he said. In addition to music and fash- ion, the night highlights interactive and living art performances by Cotè, Alien TV, Art on the Spot, Circus Dynamics, Ten31's POP! People, and dance performances by Metamorphosis Dance Company. The POP! People, dressed in pink and blue spandex, will be "popping up literally throughout the evening," Pari said. Inspired by the 1988 movie "Big," a living fortune teller will also be at the party. "There's lots of fun stuff going on," Pari said. Festival-goers can also purchase artisanal products from local vendors, snacks from food trucks, and bever- ages and cocktails at a cash bar. New this year, Revel Factory has created an artist-in-residence grant program. Artists can apply for fund- ing to use Revel Factory's Cultural Arts and Event Center to further develop and showcase their art through exhibitions or workshops, Pari said. Some grants will be distributed dur- ing Revelfest, he said, but an applica- tion will be available soon at www. revelfactory.org . "This is a totally new approach to the program," Pari said. "We're super excited to provide some funding. We felt that this would be the easiest way to transfer money to the arts com- munity." Revel Factory has collaborated with the Jacqueline M. Walsh School for the Performing and Visual Arts and with the assisted living com- munity of Saint Elizabeth Court. Through the organization's Mirror Collective, young art students work with residents of the assisted living community to turn their life stories into artwork. "I like being part of this effort to create a strong arts community," Pari said. "It's been a tough year of some losses in Pawtucket between (Memorial) Hospital and news of the PawSox." Mayor Donald Grebien and the support of his team is "really valu- able," Pari said, adding that the com- munity in the Armory Arts District is "so supportive" and "very active and dedicated." "It's always wonderful to see pas- sion and support," he said. General admission tickets to Revelfest are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. VIP tickets, which include two free drink tickets and one free raffle entry, are $40 in advance or $45 at the door. For tick- ets, visit www.revelfest19.eventbrite. com . For more information, visit www. revelfest.com . Fitting with the event's 1980s theme, B-HIVE!, a Rhode Island-based B-52s tribute band, is part of the musical line-up at this year's Revelfest, taking place on Saturday, April 13, from 7 p.m. to midnight at Revel Factory, 249 Roosevelt Ave. in Pawtucket. JOE PARI, co-founder and executive director at Ten31 Productions, with painter TAMARA DIAZ, of Providence, during the first Revelfest event, where Diaz was turned into one of her paintings. REVELFEST From Page One PAC offers collage workshop PAWTUCKET – Pawtucket Arts Collaborative member Lin Collette will run a series of three collage workshops that are free and open to the public, at Pawtucket Arts Collaborative, 560 Mineral Spring Ave. The workshops are intended to be an open exploration of the pos- sibilities of collage, using a variety of materials. No experience is necessary. Classes will be held on Sundays, April 14, May 19 and June 9, from 1 to 4 p.m. A $5 donation toward materials is appreciated. Visit http://pawtucketartscollabora- tive.wildapricot.org . Former Québecois war correspondent presents free talk at MoWC WOONSOCKET – The Museum of Work & Culture, 42 South Main St., will welcome journalist Michèle Ouimet for a free talk on her experi- ences covering dangerous zones around the world, on Friday, April 12, at 5:30 p.m. The presentation will include reflec- tions on her expe- riences abroad, including time in Algeria, Rwanda, Iran, Afghanistan, the earthquake in Haiti, the tsunami in Japan, Egypt's political revolu- tion, and the Syrian war, as well as how these experiences have influ- enced her writing and two novels. The talk will begin at 6 p.m., and will be preceded by a recep- tion at 5:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Register for the talk by emailing mowc@rihs.org. Ouimet was a journalist at La Presse, a francophone daily newspa- per based in Montréal for 29 years, from 1989 to 2018. She has written two novels, "La Promesse" (The Promise), which was published in 2014, and "L'heure Mauve" (The Purple Hour) in 2017, as well as a story titled "Histoire D'une Vie Trop Courte" ("Story of a Life Too Short"), which was published in 2015. The event is organized in collabo- ration with The Québec Delegation in Boston and The Alliance Française of Providence. OUIMET ACROSS 1. Often romantic composition 5. Lunar term 10. California moun- tain 12. Spiral staircase pillars 14. "Heat" director 16. Tellurium 18. Gateway (Arabic) 19. No (Scottish) 20. Greek prophetess 22. A team's best pitcher 23. Bard's way of saying "have" 25. Indigenous group of the Philippines 26. Danish krone 27. Type of squad 28. Possesses 30. Part of the face 31. Very small amount of time (abbr.) 33. Churches have lots of them 35. Modern day "letter" 37. Della __, singer 38. Informed upon 40. Type of house 41. Folk singer DiFranco 42. A baglike struc- ture in a plant or animal 44. Car mechanics group 45. Belonging to us 48. Pack neatly 50. Forming the bottom layer 52. How fast you're going 53. Sea eagles 55. Cool! 56. Military mailbox 57. Type of lawyer 58. Type of monk 63. Respect due to an ancestor 65. Took to the sea 66. Members of a Semitic people 67. A way to march DOWN 1. Political action committee 2. __kosh, near Lake Winnebago 3. When you hope to get there 4. Woman who fol- lowed Bacchus 5. Cause to become entangled 6. Green veggie 7. Stiff bristles 8. Pass in Alps 9. Atomic #81 10. A sharp blow 11. Bears engage in it 13. Prevents prog- ress 15. Young boy 17. A way to go on 18. Not good 21. A ballet enthu- siast 23. Ad __ 24. Bar bill 27. A genus of badgers 29. "No __!" 32. Get off your feet 34. Franklin was one 35. Removed 36. Used to catch poachers 39. Hit lightly 40. Crony 43. Stroke 44. One who obtains pleasure by inflicting pain on others 46. __ the ante 47. Greek letter 49. "Wings" actor Steven 51. Unhappy 54. Hair-like struc- ture 59. Pick up 60. Type of transpor- tation 61. Worn with a suit 62. Something similar to another already referred to 64. Farm state Answers to this week's crossword puzzle can be found on page 10.

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