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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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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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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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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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Olympic On Wickenden

Welcome to the penultimate installment of our local 2016 Record Store Day trifecta. (We covered Armageddon, and next up will be the granddaddy event of them all at What Cheer.) But of course Olympic Records should be on your RSD map. Seen here is store

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Pool Noodles!

This chair really is a flotation device. The furniture shows at the Woods-Gerry Gallery never disappoint. Both undergrads and alums are represented in the Department of Furniture Design Triennial Exhibition which runs through December 12. Seen here is ‘Sinuous’ — powder coated steel and pool

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Armageddon On Broadway

Meet Dylan . . . more on him later. With Record Store Day just around the corner (Black Friday, November 25) we thought we would showcase some of the participating local stores. The first installment is Armageddon Shop, which distinguishes itself by having a vast

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RISD Illustration Faculty Exhibition

Pieces from RISD’s Illustration Faculty are up now through November 30 at the ISB Gallery facing on the Canal Walk. Seen here is ‘The Kirklands’ by Kelly Murphy and ‘Jacobs Point’ by Nick Jainschigg. Also showing is Rhode Island native Mary Jane Begin of My

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Proposed Towers Would Scrape Way Too Much Sky

We’ve now had a day to consider the supersized residential skyscrapers (see below) being proposed for the I-195 District Redevelopment District. At 55 stories, the tallest of the three towers would be twice the height of the Superman building, and a poke-in-the-eye from every vantage

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Autumn Spectacle At RISD Museum

The annual Ginkgo biloba show at the RISD Museum can be viewed free of charge from the Benefit Street side of the museum, but head inside and spend a few moments in the Radeke Memorial Garden courtyard. (Not surprisingly, the Buddha room was packed yesterday.)

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Emergency Meeting — Hope High School

(11.12) [Venue changed to Hope High School cafeteria.] So what to do? There’s no harm in updating your passport, but it turns out they don’t really want us in Canada. And as Stephen Colbert reminds us, this is no time to abandon our country. .

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Special New Orleans Tasting — Olive Tap

(11.11) A tribute to Greg Holtkamp. This week’s Friday food tasting at The Olive Tap will honor the memory of Greg Holtkamp whose sudden death last year left the Wayland Square community bereft. Greg and wife Deb opened the olive oil bar several years ago

Stan Lee promoting "With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story" at the Celebs.com Studio at Sundance 2012. Make-up by MAC Cosmetics.

RI Comic Con — Downtown All Weekend

(11.13) Saturday is already sold out. The Rhode Island Comic Con (RICC) has become a very big deal. This year’s guest list has some major players: Christian Slater, Millie Bobby Brown, and Gal Gadot. Walking Dead, Sons of Anarchy, Deadpool, and Dr. Who are represented,

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‘Bach To The Future’ Marathon At Brown

(11.12) Give in to your fugue state. Community MusicWorks takes over Manning Chapel for their 4th annual 12-hour music marathon ‘Bach to the Future.’ This adventure features classical & non-traditional/experimental musicians from Providence and beyond, including the MusicWorks Collective musicians, who will be passing the