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Another Chain Coming To Thayer

This nice man hanging up signs at the former Au Bon Pain location on Thayer Street today explained that vegan chef and “Cupcake Wars” winner Chloe Coscarelli will be opening a restaurant called by CHLOE. Another bakery, when I’m already looking forward to the opening of

photo by Joshua Holko

Photographer Joshua Holko

(10/27) Thanks to a collaboration between Art League Rhode Island and CCRI, award-winning Australian landscape and wildlife photographer Joshua Holko will grace our little state tomorrow night for a free public talk about his years as a polar photographer. I don’t know about you, but

New Cart In Town

Tonight, at a PVD Fest event sponsored by Level Exchange to bring together music, brands, and fans, I met sweet co-owners Audrey and Sam of The Nitro Cart. Starting tomorrow, they’ll be on the corner of Westminster and Exchange (in RI speak, “under the Turk’s

Short Story Film Festival

(11/28) For the 9th year, Merging Arts Productions bestows its sometimes cute, sometimes funny, sometimes touching, and sometimes weird Short Story Film Festival on Providence. One ticket covers the whole festival, which includes 35 national and international films split into two sets: the Heartstrings program

Mike Dooley Exhibit Through 9/12

Mike Dooley creates some of the most gorgeous landscape photography I’ve ever seen; the Rhode Island Blood Center even uses his shots on postcard and posters as incentives to donate. Mike is currently showing a mix of 30 sea, land, and cityscapes, some printed on

Providence Folk Festival

(8.30) Come on down to Roger Williams National Memorial this afternoon for the second annual Providence Folk Festival. 17 acts (schedule here) will grace two stages, emceed in between by local musicians. Bring chairs or blankets. Food trucks available. (photo: Allysen Callery playing the folk

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

Original Roger Williams Letter On Display

(3.19) Catch the third of five letters written in Roger Williams’ own hand at the Roger Williams National Memorial tomorrow night. RWMN staff collaborated with the RI Historical Society to connect visitors with history via five letters displayed over five months. In this letter, Rog

Rhode Island Community Food Bank Needs (For Realsies)

I’ve been seeing a “Ten Things Food Banks Need (But Don’t Usually Ask For)” list around the internet as well as in the December issue of RI Local. I drop off food at the RI Community Food Bank every few months, including at their lovely

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Movies On The Block: “The Breakfast Club”

(6.6) [Update: Due to the weather, the movie has been postponed to Friday, June 6th. See InDowncity. Ed.] Were you a zygote when “The Breakfast Club” hit theaters in 1985? No worries, you can catch it on the big screen in Providence this very evening,

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Providence Celebrates 5th Anniversary of Pecha Kucha

(3.26) In early 2009, newly transplanted Rhode Islander Stephanie Gerson (update: now Stephanie Lepp) looked around and more or less said, “Huh, look at all the cool stuff here. Why the heck doesn’t Providence have Pecha Kucha nights?” So the hula-hooping vixen kicked off a

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Short Story Film Festival At Cable Car

(11/30) Today only, with showings from 1 p.m. through 9 p.m., the Cable Car Cinema is featuring the Short Story Film Festival, an international collection of live-action and animated films whose only common denominator is a six-minute limit. From the Facebook event page: The Heartstrings

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Flame Pizzeria Fires Up In Jewelry District

Early last year, Beth Comery reported on the resuscitation of Providence Cookie Company by Secadin “Sajo” Can and family. Their eatery on Peck Street in Downcity still offers a combination of Providence Cookie Company treats using Bette Hills’ original recipes, plus fresh lunch fare with

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Last Week For Creepy Crawly Ice Cream Scene

Resources for Human Development, a non-profit, arts-based program serving people with disabilities, fosters some really creative projects, from drawings, paintings and sculptures to music, videos and performance art. The artwork is shown a couple of times a year at rotating spots, from galleries in their

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Burnside Park Music Series Still On — Rain Location

(7.25) As nice as it is to gather ’round this fountain on Thursday summer evenings and enjoy great local music, it’s also nice of the Greater Kennedy Plaza team to find a rain location when it gets all Drizzly McRainy out there, not to mention

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Ladd Observatory — Tuesday Nights

One way to know the days are getting longer is when Ladd Observatory changes its hours on Tuesdays, the night it’s open to the public. For me, spring feels official when I can stop by Ladd from 9pm to 11pm instead of 8pm to 10pm,