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‘Holiday In Swingtime’ At Wilbury

The Wilbury Group and Chifferobe invite you to a fully immersive theatrical experience with a new holiday season spectacular — Holiday in Swingtime! Chifferobe’s ‘Holiday in Swingtime’ is a unique event that takes audiences away to to the good ol’ days. Through a collection of

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Small Business Saturday

(11.29) Remember to support all the cool independently owned bricks-and-mortar shops around town. We’ve got plenty. Lots of vintage shops on the East Side and West End and downtown. They will each have a stack of the new Guide to Providence Vintage with a map



(11.8) The final full lighting of the season will celebrate a WaterFire salute to the Veterans with special events and resources. The Salute to Veterans ceremony will begin at the Statehouse at 4:45 p.m. At 5:30 p.m. Banneker Industries helps to kick off the WaterFire lighting


RI Comic Con

(11.2) Pretty solid lineup for this weekend’s Rhode Island Comic Con: William Shatner (T.J. Hooker), Nichelle Nichols, George Takei. Walking Dead, Sons of Anarchy, and Star Wars are represented; meet Peter Mayhew. And Linda freaking Blair! Also a Who’s Who of artists and illustrators: Joe,

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Matt The Knife At AS220

(10.18) Whether eating a light bulb is an illusion, a trick, or the latest fad for getting tungsten into your diet, I do not know. What I do know is that it makes for an oddly compelling performance. That satisfying crunch puts Cool Ranch Doritos

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Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular From A To Z

The annual Jack-o-Lantern Spectacular is up at the Roger Williams Park Zoo. The 2014 presentation, titled “Jack-O-Lanterns from A to Z,” will delight new and repeat visitors alike. Scenes filled with intricate pumpkin art will be arrayed in alphabetical order, with highlights from history and

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Free Rink Show — Low Anthem, Ravi Shavi

(9.19) End of summer bash with live music Friday evening at the skating rink downtown. The Columbus Cooperative and the City of Providence Department of Art, Culture + Tourism present Low Anthem, Ravi Shavi, and the What Cheer Brigade. (Facebook page.) Also Trinity Beer Garden,

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Neighbor Days Block Party

(9.13) Party down and up. Head over to Luongo Square on Saturday for the Fourth Annual Neighbor Days Party. All proceeds will benefit the West Broadway Neighborhood Association (WBNA). The celebration spills in and around the E & O Tap and the Avery and up

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Foo Fest All Day

(8.9) Empire Street between Washington and Westminster will be closed to traffic Saturday so that AS220 can throw its annual Foo Fest with live music indoors and outdoors, food trucks, vendors, and an Anarchist Book Fair. The Providence Phoenix has a comprehensive writeup. This year’s

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Foo Fest Volunteers Needed

Foo Fest organizers still need volunteers. Meet new interesting people and get in free. Go here for the Foo Fest 2014 Volunteer form. (Particular need for shifts after 7pm.) The music lineup as it stands now includes: Headliners Psychic TV, Alec K. Redfearn and the


Gano Park Boat Launch

Get used to the sight of boat trailers cruising through Fox Point — the first public boat ramp in the city opened Monday. The new Gano Park Boat Launch has parking for vehicles with trailers as well as easy access for the canoes and kayaks.

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PVD Putt Putt At Dexter Field

The Phoenix sent its senior golf correspondent, Zach Green, to report on the grand opening of the new, temporary, mini-golf installation at Dexter Field, aka the Armory Parade Grounds — “At PVD Putt Putt: Chicken Wire, See-Saws, and Dragon-Birds.” Kudos to designer, and RISD grad,



(7.12) Full 80-brazier lighting tonight. Tonight on the Music Stage at the corner of Steeple and Canal — Sidy Maiga. WaterFire guests are invited to stop by from 7:00PM – 11:30PM and listen to African rhythms featuring  local master percussionist and djembe player, Sidy Maiga and band


Providence Fireworks Moved To Saturday

The Mayor has announced that the India Point Park concert and fireworks display will be held on Saturday, July 5th. The weather should be real nice by then. The R.I. Philharmonic Pops Orchestra kicks off its summer concert series with works by Grieg, Wagner, Beethoven


Art, Music, Performance At MWM

(6.29) Machines With Magnets — Last chance to see an amazing installation ‘Strings in the Terrible Distance’ by Catherine Mary Hood as well as a music and sound performance with the Bosch Hurdy-Gurdy & other strings by Steve Jobe and the Bosch Ensemble featuring Christopher



(6.28) Perfect weather for WaterFire. Tonight’s sponsor is the Unitarian Universalist Association, and while the music for the evening is a bit on the religulous side, a lot of it is good. (No baptisms without proof of tetanus shot.) Just after 9:00pm, members of the local