I frequently attend their Friday Night Live Improv Shows with my daughters, and with my grown-up friends, their Open Stage open mics, their Case Closed Hip-Hop Dance Troupe performances, and their highly popular Brain Cafe series–a combination of performance and discussion centering around a theme such as the intersection of the brain, science and creativity, and this year, on the criminal justice system.
I’ve always loved the intimacy of Everett’s carriage house space, a place that seems to make everyone feel at home. Couple that with the professionalism, quality, thoughtful and high-energy artistic work that springs forth from their artists, teachers, and students, and you have quite a wonderful community arts experience right at your fingertips. What I also love, is that Everett is about diversity and inclusion–its artists, students and audience, a mix of ages, races, ethnicities and socioeconomic backgrounds, all coming together to experiment, learn, create, express themselves, and perform for the community.
If you live in town, or anywhere close, since Rhode Island is so small, and Massachusetts right next door, you should make it a point to catch one of Everett’s many performance offerings–the Friday Night Live improv show will only set you back $5, and I guarantee you will laugh, a lot. Everett also offers a variety of classes in improv, hip-hop, film making, Polynesian dance, ballet, and more for young people of all ages, and has an intensive arts camp happening this summer.
Visit www.everettri.org for more information, and to learn how to volunteer or make a donation to support their work.
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