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Where Lafayette Meets Washington

The Marquis de Lafayette seems to be having a well-deserved moment. The 19-year-old Lafayette sailed over in 1777 offering his services to the Continental Army for free. Lafayette met with George Washington that August in Philadelphia, and the two men took to each other immediately.

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Weekend In Music

Friday — @AS220, Skyjelly, Deep Likes, Jarva Land feat. Josh Kemp @the Met, Point 08, Bad Marriage, Chained to Insanity @the Spot, Resin Ed, Dubbest, Phonosynthesis @Firehouse 13, the Dust Ruffles, Kiss Me Deadly, Heather Rose in Clover @the News Cafe, Jjaaz, Monsoon, Safari Club


Breakin’ — Movies On The Block

(7.2) Shabba-Doo! Just fun to say. This week’s installment of Movies on the Block is the 1984 dance epic “Breakin’.” From Inside Pulse, Breakin’ sticks with the story of a classically trained performer needed to learn from the streets to truly be expressive. Karen (Lucinda

The Wolfpack

‘The Wolfpack’ At The Cable Car

Look vaguely familiar? This image probably reminds you of an entirely different movie. That effect is entirely intentional and these guys must be loving it. Held over through the holiday weekend is “The Wolfpack” the true story of six brothers, locked up for years in

wcb & blondie

What Cheer? Debbie

The What Cheer? Brigade performed ‘The Tide is High’ with Blondie last weekend at Madison Square Garden! Thank you again to one of the best bands ever, Blondie, for inviting us to join them onstage at Madison Square Garden! What a magical way to come

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Week In Music

Monday — @Aurora, Broken Water, Mother Tongue Tuesday — @AS220, Dr, Jones and the Shiners, Hoochie Coochie Men, Tommy Alexander @Psychic Readings, Sgt. Baker and the Clones, Wolf Hongos, Tomorrow and Tomorrow, Rich Polseno Wednesday — @the Met, Nobody’s Coming to Dinner, New Maps, Impending

breaktime bowl & bar

Nice Weather For Duckpins

This place is a gas. Check out the Sunday ProJo for a piece (with great slideshow) about Breaktime Bowl and Bar in Pawtucket. This unlikely facility is on the third floor of Hope Artiste Village and features human pinsetters!  It was built nearly one hundred

Lippitt House

Lippitt House Block Party — Free Cake

(6.28) And Bill Harley. This event happens rain or shine. Celebrate 150 years of being a building at the Lippitt House Block Party. Facebook event page. Entertainment and attractions include; for kids the YMCA’s 40′ inflatable obstacle course, food vendors, works by local artists and

tap handles — Faust

New Beer Tap Handles At Faust — Prost!

It seems that every corner, cranny, and blank surface at the Dean Hotel is merely a place waiting for art to happen — Faust, their German-style hofbrau, is no exception. And those boring old tap handles just had to go! Last week, luthier Rachel A.

consuelo's revenge

Weekend In Music

Friday — @the Met, NRBQ, Biscuit City @AS220, Gowanus Mutant Kommandos, Funeral Cone, Buddy’s Boys, Savage Blind God @the Spot, Turkuaz, Consider the Source, Adam Travis and the soul, Elephant, more @Firehouse 13, Sweet Babylon, the Eradicates, Short Handed Goal @Fête ballroom, Overwith, Space Pony,


Womanimation! Film Festival

(6.27) This Saturday, MergingArts Productions returns with their 7th festival of films made by women around the world. In between the festival’s 90-minute screenings, DJ Madame B will play soundscapes created by women around the world. $10, AS220’s Black Box Theatre, 95 Empire Street, shows

HPL plaque

New Lovecraft Plaque Installed

With glow-in-the-dark letters! A more fitting and durable marker has replaced the original wooden sign at H. P. Lovecraft Memorial Square, located at the intersection of Angell and Prospect Streets. According to the artist Gage Prentiss, This is a cold cast bronze sign for H

ProJo Building

ProJo Building Sold

And here comes Cornish again. This time are partnering with Nordblom, a Boston real estate development firm. Jef Nickerson at Greater City Providence writes, Cornish and Nordblom plan to commence immediately with improvements to the building. Their plan includes modernizing and revitalizing this iconic property


Anti-Stadium Rally At State House

(6.25) Head down to the state house, Thursday at 5pm, for a Rally Against Stadium Proposal. Organizer David Norton of “Keep PawSox in Pawtucket,” and “No New Stadium” (a grassroots organization opposing the riverfront site and taxpayer funding), invite everyone who opposes this project to

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Midnight Basketball League Returns

The Mayor’s office — in conjunction with several local entities interested in focusing the energies of city youth during the summer months — has announced the return of nighttime basketball in the City of Providence. The Midnight Basketball League will consist of 24 teams, meeting