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Footy At Noon — Everywhere

Okay! . . . okay, okay, okay. We don’t write about sports often. And soccer? Never. But this is kind of an event; it certainly seems likely to disrupt the workday across the country for a few hours. Also, U.S. defender Geoff Cameron is a


Womanimation Film Festival At AS220

(6.28) Eleven films from ten countries — the 6th annual Womanimation! Film Festival runs all day Saturday at the 95 Empire Black Box theater. What is Womanimation? As the name implies, it’s a festival showcasing acclaimed animated films created by women from around the world,

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The Hannah

(6.14) Gaspee Days continue in Warwick today with the parade. And the fireworks were postponed to Saturday, June 14th. Get up to speed on the Burning of the Gaspee here. HMS Gaspee and her hated commander, Lt. William Dudingston, were sent by King George III

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Community Boating Center — India Point Park

This is a reminder that sailing lessons are available right here in the city. Membership to the Community Boating Center (CBC) is required, but then access to the boats is free. Further, the CBC is actually a non-profit with the larger community outreach mission of

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Haven Brothers Movie Premiere At Columbus

(6.7) Tickets still available for the premiere of “Haven Brothers: Legacy of the American Diner” — the story of the oldest operating diner on wheels — Saturday night at the Columbus Theatre. Diners, which began in Providence in the late 1800s, were initially all on

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Compost Scrap Collection Program From EcoRI

Here’s a great program from ecoRI aimed at city-dwellers who have no room for composting but hate throwing perfectly good scraps in the trash. You pick the schedule, they give you a bucket, they pick up the scraps. Customers receive a portion of this nutrient-rich

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Dean Snyder At Cade Tompkins

What the aliens left behind. The current exhibit at Cade Tompkins, up through June 20th, features the metallic pods, spore sacs, molten ooze, and webbing of Dean Snyder. Organic, sexy and slick, Dean Snyder’s work has moved into the high tech medium of metal flake

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Visit The Roger Williams National Memorial

Family coming to visit this weekend? What to do . . . what to do. One nearby attraction of interest to American history buffs and Baptists is the Roger Williams National Memorial (RWNM), a 4.5 acre park operated by the National Park Service, complete with

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Magic Lantern At Cable Car

(5.22) Magic Lantern Cinema presents ‘Utopic Fantasy/Infinite Gender/Experimental History’ Thursday at the Cable Car  — curated by Xander Marro. Utopic narrative often leans towards the future, plumbing and prophesying worlds to come, offering a fantasy of “becoming,” idyllic tomorrows and possible (beautiful) new approaches to

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‘100 Plus’ Opens At Machines With Magnets

Head over to Machines With Magnets tonight for an opening reception for ‘100Plus.’ Hosted by Mike Kelly & Machines With Magnets 100+ works for $100 by 100 Providence Artists. 25% of proceeds go to the Dave Lamb Education Fund. Music by Gavage + Ravi Shavi

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Sine Nomine Performance Saturday — The Puritan Playlist

And now for something completely different. Books can teach us much about the life of the earliest colonial settlers, but there are some things they can’t do. Sine Nomine sets out to explore a question that is rarely asked: What did this world sound like?

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RISD Film/Animation/Video Senior Show Starts

The Rhode Island School of Design will present its Film / Animation / Video Festival from May 9 through 18. This year’s festival premieres the work of 47 RISD seniors.  These works often go on to garner awards and critical recognition in venues worldwide. Screenings

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RISD Fashion Show

(5.10) After months of conceptual development, experimentation and meticulous construction, final garments designed by Rhode Island School of Design students will make their runway debut at COLLECTION 2014. Seniors in the RISD Apparel Design program will show their collections this Saturday at the R.I. Convention

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Artist Talk — 95 Empire Black Box

(4.29) From AS220: AS220’s April Artist in Residence, Alice Mizrachi, has been working on various installations at the Broad Street Synagogue in Providence over the past month. Come and find out just what she’s been working and what her experiences have been in this amazing

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North Burial Ground Project

(4.17) Head over to the Lippitt House Museum Thursday for “Unearthing the North Burial Ground: Online Walking Tours of Providence’s Largest Historic Public Cemetery” another of the Providence Preservation Society’s spring programs. Professor Francis Leazes of Rhode Island College will discuss the North Burial Ground Project, an experiment

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Pope And Mussolini At Athenaeum

(4.10) Historian David Kertzer will discuss his book The Pope And Mussolini: the Secret History of Pius XI and the Rise of Fascism in Europe Thursday evening at the Providence Athenaeum. The Pope and Mussolini tells the story of two men who came to power