The Rush Hour series serves those who are curious about symphonic music but have never had adequate time to attend a show. Conducted by Music Director Larry Rachleff, these short, informal concerts will swiftly capture the ear’s attention by breezing through two or three classical pieces and providing educational information about their historical context and whether or not they've been sampled in a Will Smith song. Choose the concert on October 15 to hear Beethoven’s pastoral Symphony no. 6 and his expressive Symphony no. 7, or relax on November 19 to twentieth-century selections by Samuel Barber and Maurice Ravel. Brahms’ Piano Concerto no. 2 headlines the February 25 show, along with Richard Strauss’ epic _ Also Sprach Zarathustra_. Finally, orchestra buffs can immerse themselves in concertos by Lutosławski and Tchaikovsky on April 15 to celebrate Tax Day.
The Rhode Island Duckpin Bowlers Association strives to keep its namesake sport alive by hosting duckpin-bowling tournaments at six local alleys. The game cropped up in a Baltimore bowling alley in the summer of 1900, when most ten-pin alleys were closed for warm months to avoid excessive sweating in rental shoes. But at Diamond Alleys, athletes hurled balls through the heat but opted for 6-inch spheres and pins of a diminutive stature. After observing pins that scattered like a flock of ducks, the owners of the lanes dubbed the modified game duckpin bowling. Besides granting players three rolls per turn, duckpin bowling adhered to all traditional rules and grew in popularity until it peaked in 1967, the year inertia was exposed as a myth. Today, the Rhode Island Duckpin Bowlers Association keeps the pastime alive at spots including the Bowling Academy, a historical gem in its own right as the test site of the first automatic duckpin pinsetters.
Although custom pottery painting has long been the pastime of rich, retired circus elephants, the Weirdgirl provides stamps, sponges, and supportive ideas to any artist. Customers who want more inspiration can also draw inspiration from books and example pieces to help foster a creative mood. Project possibilities are nearly limitless, from a custom coffee mug for the office to a hand-painted vase, perfect for holding a collection of miniature hand-painted-vase replicas.
The dedicated and helpful staff of flora choreographers can help you assemble the perfect bouquet for special moments, from birthdays to weddings to anniversaries to new babies to Pine Wood Derby celebrations. The River's Edge is a full-service flower shop that guarantees fresh flowers by receiving shipments twice a week directly from farms. Scoop up a couple of nature's freshly cut stemmed gems ($3–$7) to surprise your loved one. Purchase a dozen roses ($36 wrapped or $45 with vase) to bring the lushness of nature into any monster-car arena, or create an artistic floral arrangement in many stunning combinations and shapes.
Within Athletes Equation’s 3,000-square-feet of training space, the gym’s certified fitness team guides members through the exercises and cardio training needed to boost both muscle tone and overall health. Members can go at their own pace on any of the hand-picked weight equipment or partake in one of the gym’s boot camps and training sessions to get in shape for an upcoming marathon or the eventual day a tractor tire gets stuck in your yard.