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‘New Urban Arts’ Holiday Art Sale — Saturday

There’s a lot of art sales, and a lot of crafts sales, and a lot of holiday strolls happening about town —  why not hit ’em all and spread your money around. New Urban Arts (NUA) announces their 7th annual Cardboard Pancakes art sale for

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Weekend In Music

Friday — @News Café, Bellerophon, Saxsyndrum, Savana Wild, Appearances @the Met, Gary Hoey @Firehouse 13, Vudu Sister, Haunt the House, Warbler Roost @Nick-A-Nee’s, Big Biscuit Saturday — @Firehouse 13, the Silks, Wild Sun, Divey @the Met, the Mallett Brothers Band, Frankie Ranks and the Freeloaders,

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Two Trees, Two Days — Downtown

Spark ’em up! First, this Friday the City of Providence will be lighting its holiday tree on the steps of City Hall. (Free parking at parking meters all night Friday.) At 5pm, a chorus of Providence City workers will line the steps of City Hall,

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‘Pot & Profit’ Forum — Monday At RIC

So how did things shake out for marijuana reform in the upheaval of the recent election? The President-elect has, in the past, indicated that marijuana regulation should be left to the states . . .  so we could work with that. But then he goes

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Foundry Holiday Show

The opening reception for the annual Foundry Holiday Show takes place Thursday, December 1, at the Pawtucket Armory. The show and sale will then run for two consecutive weekends: December 2-4 & December 9-11. For thirty years, this popular New England holiday tradition has offered

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Week In Music

Monday — @Aurora, Other Colors, Weird Year Tuesday — @AS220, the Beardogz, Little Known Alien, Walrussia @the Met, Slim Cessna’s Auto Club, O’Death, the Huntress and Holder of Hands Wednesday — @AS220, the Way Back, Where’s Mary, the Legendary Brewmasters @Nick-A-Nee’s, Highway’s End Thursday —

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Crimetown

We’re number one . . . yay? Looks like the new podcast ‘Crimetown’ has a winner on its hands. The first season, devoted to Providence, is topping the iTunes podcast charts, and lots of locals are raving about the production — the podcast’s creators, Marc

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Chez Pascal Holiday Craft Sale

(11.27) Hope Street eatery Chez Pascal will host a Holiday Craft Sale Sunday, November 27. Artists will take over the main dining room, setting up at the tables and booths. Pick up some handmade gifts created by local artists; ceramics, jewelry, apparel, illustration, evergreen displays,

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‘Short Short Film Fest’ At AS220

(11.26) Head down to AS220 today for the Short Short Film Festival 2016. It’s the films that are short, not the festival, which runs all day from 2pm to 10:30pm. Co-organizer and creative director Toni Pennacchia explains, “This year’s programs feature both live action and

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Holiday Bizarre At POP

(11.26) What better place to find that special gift than POP: The Emporium of Popular Culture. This fabulous new addition to the vintage/art/music retail scene will be holding their 1st annual Holiday Bizarre this Saturday. (Facebook) New Art, Music, Refreshments Come buy gifts that will

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Free Holiday Parking Begins At Meters

Starting Friday, November 18, the holiday parking program begins when everybody gets two free hours at the parking meters. Do not forget — anyone who overstays the two-hour period is subject to a ticket for overtime parking. Grace period runs through New Year’s Day. This

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Weekend In Music

Friday — @AS220, the Whole Facade, Frenzy of Tongs, Those Damn Kids @Aurora, Homeshake, Midriff @the Met, Ras Shiloh, Yami Bolo Saturday — @Machines With Magnets, Voted Out, Speaking Parts, Isabella, Providence Bass Syndicate @Nick-A-Nee’s, the Low Cards @the Met, the Schemers Sunday —  @Aurora

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Be Thankful For Journalists

We need them now more than ever and they need to be paid! Apparently subscriptions to the bona fide newspapers are on the rise since the election and that is a good thing. Democracy can not survive without a free press and they have to

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Record Store Day At What Cheer Records

(11.25) Nobody celebrates Record Store Day like Chris and Jennifer Daltry owners of What Cheer Records on Thayer Street. Here we see the lovely Jennifer being forced to pose awkwardly with a package of special releases newly arrived from the RSD Mother Ship. What will

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Downtown Rink Opens

The downtown skating rink opens for the season Wednesday at 4pm. The opening had been delayed due to warm weather but the water is a solid now. Don’t forget to visit North Bakery on the plaza between the rink and the Biltmore Hotel for hot

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Week In Music

Monday — @Aurora, Ravi Shavi, Beta Motel, Xr-Tabs @News Café, the Hemlocks, Suburban Samurai, the Broken Few Tuesday — @AS220, Jesseramos, Stripes III, Logik Wellington, OG Domo, more @Firehouse 13, Color Morale, Out Came the Wolves Wednesday — @the Dunk, Fetty Wap, Young Thug @the