Assembly tickets, Mother’s Day concert: Five things to know in Burrillville this week

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Tickets on sale

Tickets are now on sale for the Assembly Theatre’s streaming party of Inspiration Performing Arts Company’s Godspell, to be held Sunday, May 16 at 2 p.m. The event will include raffles, decorative masks, cast interactions and Q&A, and a concession stand.

“One of the best elements of theatre is the shared experience between the audience and the cast; having a room full of emotions and energy,” said Emily Garven, founder of IPAC. “We are so excited that though still virtual, we have the chance to present our production to a room full of people who can feel that energy and excitement for theater again.”

The streaming party will be open to the public to purchase tickets on Inspiration’s website. To reserve a spot for the event select the May 16 ticket date and use the code “ASSEMBLY” at checkout. The event has limited seating so advance ticket purchase is advised.

The event will also be streaming to the safety of homes seven times the week of, May 13-17. Tickets cost $15 and can be purchased at www.inspirationperformingarts.com.

Read more about the performance here.

Talent wanted

The Burrillville Arts Festival is planning to host a a battle of the bands on Sunday, Sept. 19 and is looking for non “pro” bands to take part in this competition. Do you and your friends have a good “garage band” that you want to be seen and heard? To learn more and sign up, contact the festival committee via Facebook.

The festival also had our beer and wine license approved, and will be adding a libation tent this year.

Music at the Farm Mother’s Day concert

Music at the Farm will present a Mother’s Day concert on Sunday, May 9, at 2 p.m., with David Bernat on violin and Jiarong Li on piano performing works by Debussy, Strauss, Prokofiev, Sarasate and a Chinese work.

The concert will be held at Grace Note Farm, 969 Jackson Schoolhouse Road, Pascoag. Call 401-567-0354 for reservations. Tickets are $40 and all proceeds go to the artists.

Violinist David Bernat is a C.V Starr Doctoral Fellow at the Juilliard School, where he studies with Joseph Lin, and is a graduate of the New England Conservatory, where he studied with Soovin Kim. He was recently featured on the BBC Radio 3 program, “In Tune,” and at WQXR’s “Greene Space” as part of Juilliard’s annual ChamberFest.

Chinese Pianist Jiarong Li enjoys sharing music with the community and believes music is a powerful language we all understand. She is currently pursuing her doctorate at Manhattan School of Music, where she studies with John Forconi. Li holds a Master of Music from New England Conservatory, and a Bachelor of Music from Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, where she was admitted with first place.

Music & food

Speaking of Mother’s Day, for a unique way to celebrate mom consider stopping by Johnny’s Victory Diner, The restaurant has outdoor seating, serves drinks such as mimosas and Bailey’s coffee, will be open Sunday, May 9 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., with DJ Vladimir Lessage playing tunes. Johnny’s is not taking reservations but has plenty of seating inside and out.

Town meetings

The Burrillville Board of Canvassers will hold a meeting on Tuesday, May 4 starting at 10 a.m. The agenda and link to attend can be found here.

The Burrillville Town Council will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, May 5 starting at 7 p.m. The meeting will focus on executive session at the request of Town Manager Michael Wood for an agenda found here.

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