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AS220 Open House

(9.12) AS220 are inviting the whole community to come in and check out what’s going on at AS220. Lots of stuff happening, including real live artists and musicians in their natural habitat. AS220 Resident Open Studios (2:30pm to 6pm): A rare opportunity – AS220 residents


Full WaterFire

(9.12) This week’s WaterFire is sponsored by the people who brought you retainers, headgear, and palate expanders — yes, say aaaah to your friendly neighborhood orthodontists.  And “thank you,” because as humiliating as those adolescent tortures felt at the time, thank god my parents got

DJ LaRochelle

Last Of The Burnside Music Series

Head down to the Burnside Music Series Thursday for Mark Cutler and Men of Great Courage. DJ LaRochelle (seen here) returns for one last time this summer! Facebook event page. [Cancelled due to rain.] The time is nigh, friends, and not a moment too soon!


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

Parcel 4

Parcel 4 Party

(8.31) The various groups and individuals fighting the stadium boondoggle are getting together for one last summer celebration of the parcel set aside for use as a public park by the 195 Commission. Go to the “Act like you own the place!” Facebook page for

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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


WaterFire — Now With More Tango

(8.29) Full WaterFire lighting tonight — 80 braziers, count ’em. And the Argentines return with spontaneous outbursts of tango dancing. Special tango music is mixed into the tonight’s music program to get you moving. Performers come from Providence Tango, Argentine Tango at the Towers, and

Offshore Magazine * Providence from the Water

2nd Annual Paddle Battle

(8.30) “Like surfing, only easier.” So goes the unofficial tagline of stand-up paddle boarding (SUP). This is one of the fastest growing recreational activities in the country, and it’s easy to see why. It doesn’t hurt when you fall down. (Although I’m sure I could

186 Carpenter Street

Drop-In Chess Tuesdays

Head over to 186 Carpenter Street on Tuesdays for chess-playing and good-time-having. Have you ever wanted to play chess but felt intimidated by the game? Wanted to learn but never had the time to ask? Or maybe you played once, but your uncle slammed you

facade lot

Embrace The Facade — Concert And Film Screening

(8.20) What would H.P. Lovecraft, architecture critic, have made of The Facade? One Ms. Archer writes, “Lamenting  the decay and destruction of American Colonial buildings, [Lovecraft] uses these dilapidated buildings as a symbol of horror and the sublime.” Safe to say, this gutted Georgian Revival

lippitt park

Summit Music Festival

(8.15) Head over to Lippitt Park Saturday for the 6th annual Summit Music Festival. Live music from: The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Garrin Benfield, And The Kids, Torn Shorts Duo, Extraordinary Rendition Band, Brother Henry Food trucks, raw bar, art wall, rock wall, Music for


Fox Point Carnival

(8.9) Lots to do this weekend. The Our Lady of the Rosary Church Carnival runs August 7th through 9th. Fun for the entire family. Rides, games, food, and midway. OLR Carnival, Friday through Sunday, August 7, 8, 9, Traverse Street, Fox Point, (directions)

foo fest 2015

Foo Fest — 12 Hour Block Party

(8.8) This is a special year for local Scrabble-playing arts and anarchy lovers: The three-letter word FOO has finally been added to the Official Tournament and Club Word List by the North American Scrabble Players of America! (Def: n pl. FOOS, a name for temporary

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Blacksmithing At RW National Memorial

(8.8) On Saturday experts from the Steel Yard will share their knowledge and passion for the old world craft of Blacksmithing at Roger Williams National Memorial. Forging a plow, a sword or just repairing a door hinge, blacksmithing is one of the most important skills


Full WaterFire — Willkommen

(8.1) WaterFire celebrates direct flights to Germany and Hep C awareness (you try and write that sentence). Gerbermuhle:  Biergarten Unter den Weiden in partnership with Trinity Brewhouse.   In a friendly salute to our new international air partner, Frankfurt, Germany (with non-stop flights on Condor Air