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Scürvy Dög Parking Lot Mega Show — Saturday

The annual Scürvy Dög Parking Lot Mega Show returns this Saturday afternoon. Live music starts at 2pm with the Defectives and ends with headliners the Viennagram after which DJ Roxy Epoxy takes over. (Facebook event page.) We’re throwing another free all day parking lot bash


(5.19) The WaterFire season kicks off Friday with all the bells and whistles. Sponsored by Providence College to celebrate their 100th anniversary. Prior to lighting, the Providence College performance group I Cantori, directed by TJ Harper, will perform on Waterplace Basin stage. Performance begins at

Hope Street Spring Block Party

(5.20) Hope Street will be blocked off this Saturday between Seven Stars and Rochambeau to make room for music, beer, ballet, food trucks, and shopping, with two stages for live entertainment including: Chachi Carvalho, The Horse-Eyed Men, The Quahogs, Tall Teenagers, Eric & the Nothing,

Urban Pond Procession

(5.13) [Weather Update: Due to the rain the procession will start at Alvarez High School, 375 Adelaide Avenue at 5:30pm! A mini procession is still planned with singing and dancing and food.] Hope the weather cooperates for the 10th annual, and possibly final, Urban Pond

Greenway Cleanup — San Souci Drive

(5.12) The Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council has another greenway cleanup scheduled for Friday, this time along little San Souci Drive. (Meet at 50 Valley Street.) The United Way of Rhode Island (UWRI), Olneyville Square Businesses and the WRWC River Rangers are teaming up to clean

Providence ‘Jane’s Walk Festival’

(5.7) When I saw the title of David Brussat’s walk this Saturday, I knew I had the photo to go with it. Join the former ProJo architecture critic for “Providence’s Waterfront — The Good, the Bad and The Ugly” at noon on Saturday. I suppose

RW Park Celebration

(5.6) Lots going on Saturday at Roger Williams Park. The Providence Flea and food trucks will occupy the Dalrymple Boathouse lawn from 11am to 3pm. Live music by Joe’s Backyard Band. But the Roger Williams Park Celebration goes on all day. Just a sampling of

Taco Fest Downtown

(5.6) It’s called Taco Fest Providence Rock and Roll Yard Sale this year but you know the drill. The good people at What Cheer Records & Vintage have organized a great lineup of vendors including: Ape&Bird with homemade five-panel hats, fanny packs, wallets; Aspara Design

Vintage Bazaar At Arcade

(4.29) The Spring Urban Vintage Bazaar takes place this Saturday inside the downtown Arcade. One of the pioneering Arcade2.0 shops is Carmen & Ginger Vintage Goods. Christine has great connections in the biz and is largely responsible for pulling these events together. We are booked

Trout Season Opening Day

Today is the first day of the trout fishing season and Dave Henault of Ocean State Tackle on Branch Avenue has been up all night. By the time I stopped by the serious anglers were long gone, and Dave was helping a young man new

Chess Club/Game Night — 186 Carpenter

(12.21) Local chess maven Jaime Lowe is hosting a special edition of Chess Club and Game Night Wednesday at 186 Carpenter Street. The event is being held in honor of Dan Ginsburg — the public is welcome. (Facebook event page.) According to Dan’s obituary, Dan

Sparkle Of 23,000 Lights — RWP Tree Lighting

(12.12) Come to a tree-lighting ceremony at the newly restored Roger Williams Park Bandstand on Roosevelt Lake. More than 23,000 LED lights will sparkle off the surface of the lake when Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza and Rhode Island Foundation President Neil Steinberg throw the switch

Holiday Twofer On Stimson

(12.4) Not only is the International House having a crafts and food sale, but right down the street on the opposite side, Cub Scout Troup (or is it a Pack?) 88 is selling Christmas trees (in the back of Central Congo but entrance is on

Downtown Rink Opens

The downtown skating rink opens for the season Wednesday at 4pm. The opening had been delayed due to warm weather but the water is a solid now. Don’t forget to visit North Bakery on the plaza between the rink and the Biltmore Hotel for hot

Arcade Farmers Market Sundays

The Arcade Providence will host a Sunday Farmers Market now through December 18th. (Facebook page.) Brought to you in partnership with New Harvest Coffee Roasters and New Harvest Coffee & Spirits, this market will be held Sundays from 10am to 2pm and will feature a

Magic Lantern At Cable Car

(11.17) Magic Lantern presents “Blackout_Flashback” Thursday night at the Cable Car — experimental videos “remediating race, technology, and time through aesthetics of the avant-garde.” Blackout_Flashback brings together two contemporary filmmakers working on the intersection of visual art and independent cinema. Utilizing a range of avant-garde