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WBNA Block Party

(6.30) Don’t forget the big block party today, Saturday, courtesy of the West Broadway Neighborhood Association (WBNA). We have already written about this, but let’s review. Wanna dance? Enjoy live music from two stages (rock & roll, hip hop, acoustic) from these great local artists:

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Weekend In Music

Friday — @Machines With Magnets, Omnivore, Blevin Blectum, Howse @Waterplace Park, White Rabbits @the Met, Anthony Green, the Deer Hunter, the Organ Beats @Firehouse 13, Alec K. Redfearn Trio, Allysen Callery, the Night Kitchen, Daniel Ouellette and the Shobjin, Jaggery @the Spot Underground, Viral Sound,

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Fireworks For Sale — Demon Frogs And Bang Snaps

These adorable Fiery Frogs are described as “a multi-effect novelty with crackling eyes and glowing mouth. Gold and silver showers with crackle, and red and blue stars” and they are apparently selling well at $16.99 a pop. Phantom Fireworks has set up a tent in

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Interview: Mark Cutler On His 6/29 CD Release Bash

In the past, local legend Mark Cutler has fronted bands like The Raindogs and The Schemers; toured with the likes of Bob Dylan, Warren Zevon, and Don Henley; and starred in MTV videos. Lately, he’s stayed closer to home, playing circuits of RI and New

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Wednesday Farmers Market At Lippitt Park

The Lippitt Park Farmers Market sets up on Wednesday afternoons — maybe not quite full bore like Saturday mornings, but that might even be preferable. For a list of potential vendors go to Farm Fresh Rhode Island. 3pm to 6pm, Wednesdays, Lippitt Park, north end

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Midweek Music — Let’s Twist Again

Wednesday — @the Spot Underground, check out the Las Vegas surf/punk/soul of Thee Swank Bastards with their slightly weird take on the Dick Dale/Ventures sound . . . definitely danceable. Assisting the trio is a scantily-clad young lady with a hula hoop. With Psychedelic Clown

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‘Less Miserable’ At Steel Yard — July 2

Celebrate Independence Day by remembering the failed Parisian rebellion of 1832 (no gloating). The Steel Yard will be the Providence host venue for the touring production of Less Miserable (Victor Hugo’s classic tale told through song). For the entire month of June, over seventy underground

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PPS Walking Tour — Brown & Sharpe

(6.28) Four neighborhoods; four talks; four tours. Taking preservation from the classroom to the taproom! Thursday is the first walking tour of the PPS “Talk the Talk, and Walk the Walk” series. Join Providence Preservation Society Executive Director James Hall for a walking tour of

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Olive Oil Tasting Bar Opens On Hope Street

And balsamic vinegar, and truffle oils, and tapenades and pestos, and pastas and olives, and olive oil based bath and body products, and more. Meet Salvatore and Jennifer Fuccillo whose new shop, Olive del Mondo, has been a dream in the making for some years

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Spelling Bee At AS220

(6.27) The 6th Annual ‘Not About the Buildings’ Spelling Bee has been rescheduled, having been postponed from an earlier date. Apparently Master of Ceremonies Matthew Lawrence lost his voice for seven days during which time it can be assumed his good friends tormented him mercilessly.

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New Rules — Some Recycling Don’ts

Mommie was right. The Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation has found that wire hangers and other scrap metal have proven too difficult (even dangerous) to handle at the recycling facility. While small scrap metal was accepted in the old program, it always presented serious problems,

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‘Sundown Series’ Starts

(6.23) The Roger Williams National Memorial kicks off its Downtown Sundown Series today with the first of five scheduled acoustic music concerts. Bring a lawn chair, a blanket, and maybe even a picnic dinner and relax on the lawn at the beautiful Roger Williams National

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WaterFire

(6.23) It looks like the weather will clear up well before ignition; the WaterFire website is updated regularly regarding such matters. Shouldn’t be a problem though. On tap for Saturday, 7pm to 8pm — TD Ballroom, free swing dance lessons, then dance till midnight, Westminster

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Weekend In Music

Friday — @AS220, Heloise and the Savoir Faire, the Kolour Kult, Wishes and Thieves @PVD Social Club, Those Alone, Case of the Mondays, Postcards from Enemies, the Deliberates @Lupo’s, Reel Big Fish, Goldfinger @the Spot Underground, Billy Iuso and the Restless Natives, Viking Jesus, the

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Summer Solstice Celebration

(6.23) Greater Kennedy Plaza and the Department of Art, Culture and Tourism will be kicking off the summer season with the 1st Annual Summer Solstice Celebration On the Plaza. A free, all-day celebration in downtown Providence with live painting by local street artists, family activities and

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WBNA Block Party 2012 — June 30, Harrison Street

Come out for the West Broadway Neighborhood Association‘s third annual neighborhood Block Party! The beautiful and talented Miss Wensday will emcee the event this year. Mingle with old friends and neighbors, make new friends and meet new neighbors, or come on over to visit the neighborhood and