Harun Farocki lecture
6:30 P.M., RISD Museum Chace Center, free
RISD’s Digital + Media Lecture Series welcomes German documentary-maker Harun Farocki.
Providence Women’s Film Festival
6:30-8:40 P.M. (Yvonne Welbon), 9-12 P.M. (other short films), Cable Car Cinema, free
Tonight features “Remembering Wei Yi-fang, Remembering Myself” and “Sisters in Cinema” by prolific feminist filmmaker Yvonne Welbon, who will linger after the lights go on for a Q&A session. Welbon has produced and directed for various TV networks and film festivals, and is currently working on a “Sisters in Cinema” project including the eponymous documentary, website and soon-to-be-published book about African American women directors. Click here for the rest of the weekend’s schedule.
Blinking: A Visual Interplay of Dance and New Media
7:30 P.M., Pell Chafee Performance Center,$16 with student ID
Jamie Jewett PhD’08, head of Lostwax Dance Company, read “Blink” by Malcom Gladwell, like many of us — only he turned the concept of a decision made in the blink of an eye into a dance performance / art installation. Reserve tickets for tonight, tomorrow at 7:30 or 9:30, or Saturday at 7:30 here.
Live on Lincoln
8 P.M.-11 P.M., Lincoln Field, free
Stop by the tent for free food, student entertainment from juggling to belly dancing and shelter from Providence’s repetitious rain. And more free food — why not? It’s National Dessert Day (sometimes I wonder who comes up with these).