MoWC Embarks on Moveable Feast at Chan’s Restaurant



You’re invited to join the Museum of Work & Culture as it celebrates Chinese New Year by recognizing Rhode Island institution Chan’s Fine Oriental Dining’s legacy of jazz with its premiere “Moveable Feast” event.

On Saturday, January 28, the MoWC will host an evening at Chan’s beginning at 5:30pm with a talk by Dr. Tom Shaker, co-author of A Treasury of Rhode Island Jazz and Swing Musicians. Shaker will discuss the history of Rhode Island’s jazz clubs and the legendary musicians and quirky artists who hail from the state.

The talk will be followed by a buffet Chinese dinner with complimentary beverage and a performance by Rhode Island jazz pianist and songbird Debra Mann. Mann will be celebrating the 90th birthday of legendary Brazilian jazz artist Antonio Carlos Jobim with Brazilian musician Nanny Assis.

Tickets for the event are $50 and are available for purchase at the MoWC or online at For more information, please contact the MoWC at (401) 769-9675.

A Moveable Feast is a series of bi-monthly programs celebrating holidays throughout the year with food, entertainment, and a history lesson at restaurants in Northern Rhode Island. It is presented as part of the Rhode Island Historical Society’s Relishing R.I., a yearlong look at the state’s rich and diverse culinary history.

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