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Eagles Eating Seagulls — Swan Point Cemetery

(1.27) Join the RI Sierra Club at the Swan Point Cemetery on the East Side of Providence for an unconventional outing. When the Blackstone river freezes over, seagulls huddle together in the unfrozen water surrounding a local waste water treatment plant that you can see

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Whips, Chains, And Leather For The Holidays, Oh My

From Damian Ewens: This Thursday night, Firehouse13 founder and burgeoning fashion designer Nick Bauta, collaborates with Mike Rinaldi and Joan Wyand for a first time show of Nick’s wild new pieces. Think sexy industrial leather dominatrix, meets lace infusion with Olneyville punk knitting. Music by

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Best Book EVAH — The Visual Miscellaneum

As a long time fan of Tufte, and one time cartoonist, I was instantly addicted to David McCandless’ new visual styling in The Visual Miscellaneum: A Colorful Guide To The World’s Most Consequential Trivia. Some of today’s most difficult issues to digest, let alone agree

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Creative Citizens Call For A “Creative” Creative Capital

Bill Mott, social enterpriser (founder of The Ocean Project), committed environmentalist (founder of Providence Green Drinks), and city resident would like to see the city become a little more creative in how it runs the government. Writing for RI’s Future, Earlier this year, Mayor Cicilline

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Free Screening Of “Tapped” November 10

From ECRI: “Tapped” is a 2009 documentary about the effects of the bottled water industry on America’s economy, environment, and public health.  A coalition of Brown University student groups and the Environment Council of Rhode Island are sponsoring a free, public screening of “Tapped”, November

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Objectified — A Documentary About, Um, Objects

If you geek out about material culture, this is a must see film. Sponsored by the Industrial Design Society of America and scheduled for showing  Tuesday, October 6, at 5pm at Trinity Rep. Free for IDSA members. $10 for students/recent graduates, AIGA (the professional association

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Chafee The One To Beat In 2010?

No surprise to Rhode Islanders, but notable that the 2010 Rhode Island Governor’s race is already getting some national punditry, from both sides of the political aisle: …there is one independent candidate both parties point to as not just a spoiler, but as a potential

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Iron Chef! The Secret Ingredient: Steel

[Postponed to September 19. Good call. Ed.] The Steel Yard continues to impress and amaze with all the arts, culture, production and fun they bring into the world — like that really cool girlfriend or boyfriend who was always full of surprises, and that you

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Downtown Canoeing

From the folks at Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council. Take some time to check this out if you can. A rare opportunity to see the city from a completely different perspective, and appreciate how the river used to fit into our economy. This was one of

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And Now For Something Completely Different

Woolly Fair! Wooled of Wheels. We made sure we were home this year for this event, having heard so much of what we missed that it was worse than being sick (repeatedly) when the circus came to town as a kid. Come join the celebratory

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Don’t Know Much Sustainability

Seriously great workshops, an outstanding music line up, good community. For inspiration or information, or just to enjoy a great weekend in Coventry, check it out. Click on pic for more info and tickets.