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Dr. Who & The Daleks — Weds At Library

Another installment in the ‘Portals: The History of the Future Film’ series at the Providence Public Library. This week the Providence Center for Media Culture presents the 1965 Whovian curiosity, Dr. Who & the Daleks with Peter Cushing. Tardis, a time machine disguised as a

Eyeland (detail cover)

Low Anthem — A Band That Runs A Theater

When Jeff Prystowski of Low Anthem first approached Jon Berberian, owner of the Columbus Theatre, back in 2011 the plan was a simple one. According to the NYT (3.24.15), The two men worked out an arrangement: Prystowsky and his bandmates Ben Knox Miller and Bryan

woony greenway

Woony Greenway Pocket Park & The River Rangers

This is coming along nicely. More greenway is being developed courtesy of the Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council (WRWC), this time it is a section along Kinsley Avenue. For this photo I had my back to Eagle Street; down on the right is the Steel Yard.


Hope Street Spring Block Party

(5.21) The annual Hope Street Spring Block Party takes place this Saturday with food, beer, shopping, and live music on the famous North Stage. (Facebook event.) Noon—Adjuncts/ 12:30—Tiny Diamond/ 1pm—John Faraone/ 2pm—Fashion Show 2:30—Medusah Black/3pm—Last Good Tooth/ 4pm—Happiness/ 5pm—Boo City (Heads-up from the organizers: Fashion

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Register Now — Prekindergarten Lottery

The Rhode Island Department of Education has just announced that applications are now available for its Prekindergarten Lottery. Ready to Learn Providence operates three of the programs and wants to get the word out about this fantastic statewide opportunity. The lottery is open to all


Persimmon Opens

The eagerly awaited opening of Persimmon on Hope Street is here. Owners Champe and Lisa Speidel moved their popular Bristol restaurant to the site occupied for so many years by the Rud de L’Espoir. (We hope trailblazing restaurateur Deb Norman is enjoying her retirement.)  Gail

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RI Progressive Democrats Meeting

(5.16) Tired of seeing those boneheads in the general assembly running unopposed? Tired of an ostensibly blue legislature enacting conservative initiatives? Take heart. There really is a political revolution in the works. We have an active candidate recruitment campaign going on and it is already

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Cleaning House

Heads up, pedestrians. These peregrine parents are fastidious housekeepers and fly the picked-over bird carcasses out of the box asap. It’s unclear where the leftovers end up. Are they scattered around the roof, or are they falling to the sidewalks below? Seems like we’d hear

I-195 Bridge

‘Launch The I-195 Bridge’ Celebration — May 28

Remember the pedestrian bridge? Let’s get this done! Save the date — Saturday, May 28 — for Building Bridges: The Launch, a party with music and food and like-minded citizens enjoying the Providence riverfront. Our elected officials got distracted for a while there when the

SCLT City Farm

SCLT Rare Plant Sale

(5.15) The Southside Community Land Trust (SCLT) holds its 24th Annual Rare & Unusual Plant Sale this weekend on Saturday and Sunday. The Plant Sale features hundreds of varieties of sustainably grown annuals, perennials, and fruit and vegetable plant starts – roughly 20,000 in all.


EoDM At Lupo’s

(5.11) I love tickets . . . real tickets . . . with stubs that you stuff in your pocket and save forever in that little box on top of your dresser. And I love that Lupo’s still has a box office with a real

'the invention of nature'

Humboldt Salon At Brown

(5.9) The influence of naturalist Alexander von Humboldt in his day is comparable to that of our 20th century science heroes, Jacques Cousteau and Carl Sagan; brilliant observers, who brought the natural world and the universe to the masses. Fans of science and natural history

Damned Doc

‘The Damned’ At The Cable Car

(5.10) Two screenings of ‘The Damned: Don’t You Wish That We Were Dead’ have been added to the schedule at the Cable Car Cinema. Saturday, May 7, 11pm & Tuesday, May 10, 9pm From Lemmy filmmaker Wes Orshoski comes the story of the long-ignored pioneers

State House

End Legislative Grants

All of them. While we all wait for the other, more salacious, shoe to drop regarding the investigation of former State Rep and House Finance Chairman, Ray Gallison, D-Bristol, the Providence Journal has been focusing on the general abuse of what are called legislative grants.

Ta Da

Peregrine Chicks Have Hatched!

Three out of four of the eggs in the ASRI peregrine nesting box hatched yesterday and they are already eating solid food. Very solid, stringy, feathery food. The fourth egg, a dud apparently, has been kicked to the side on the left, and bits of

Blue Latitudes

Captain Cook’s Ship Found — Pretty Sure

Almost positive. And the residents of Cooktown must be stoked at the news. The Rhode Island Marine Archaeology Project will formally announce on Wednesday that, “. . . it is 80 to 100 percent sure that the remains of the bark Endeavour are among the