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RISD Museum Takeover — No Sun, Just Fun

9AM ON 04/04/2014
BY Daily Dose

museum takeover (4.4) Don’t know what this is exactly but they promise food, music, and fun.

RISD students invade the RISD Museum of Art with music, performances, and art!

Meanwhile, more or less simultaneously and nearby, check out the RISD Graduate Open Studios.

Museum Takeover, 8pm to 10:30pm-ish, Friday, April 4, RISD Museum, 224 Benefit Street or 20 North Main Street, directions


filed under: Get Out of the House | Technology

Robot Block Party At Brown

8PM ON 02/04/2014
BY Daily Dose

pizzitola sports ctr. (4.5) The Robot Block Party, co-hosted by Rhode Island School of the Future and the Humanity Centered Robotics Initiative at Brown University, is the place to meet the cool folks in Rhode Island who are working on the cutting edge of robotics. A celebration of National Robotics Week, the Robot Block party will feature a wide variety of exhibitors, including:

  • Interactive demonstrations from the students and faculty of Rhode Island’s colleges and universities.
  • Demonstrations of manufacturing and industrial robots and technology.
  • Teams of K-12 students from across the state displaying the interesting robotic and mechanical inventions they’ve developed during class and in their after-school programs.

The Robot Block Party will include over 100 robotic and mechanical projects, including industry, university and K-12 projects, hands-on demos, and more. Check out the  Jr. FLL “Disaster Blaster” Expo.

Free and open to the public, 11am to 4pm, Saturday, April 5, Pizzitola Center (next to the ice rink), Brown University, 235 Hope Street, Facebook


filed under: Get Out of the House | the bucket

Watch GOT Season Opener At MWM

7PM ON 30/03/2014
BY Daily Dose

all men must die So that earlier preview screening of the Game of Thrones season premiere at Providence Place sold out, here’s a better idea: Head over to Machines With Magnets on April 6th and watch ‘Joy to Ashes’ — or ‘Two Swords,’ or whatever the hell it’s called — with fun people in non-mall surroundings. The episode has been screened for critics in England.

Louisa Mellor of Den of Geek says, “It spoils nothing to reveal that Game Of Thrones’ season 4 opener begins with an act of forging. A weighty object is melted down, remoulded, hammered, and finessed into something new.”

The evening at MWM starts at 7pm. The show starts at 9pm. From the event page:

Featuring Cocktails inspired by Westeros and beyond! Show Starts Promptly at 9! Chatter during episode will result in spoilers as punishment!!!! (j/k, but dont push it!) GoT is coming!

Hostess Willa Van Nostrand is hinting at Dragons Blood Cocktails. (All they got at the mall was popcorn and soda.)

7pm to midnight, Sunday, April 6, Machines With Magnets, 400 Main Street, Pawtucket


filed under: Bars | Get Out of the House

Magdalenae Room Open At The Dean

7PM ON 27/03/2014
BY Beth Comery

WVN The Magdelenae Room at the new Dean Hotel on Fountain Street is open for business. The lovely Willa Van Nostrand tends bar on Thursdays.

The lighting is dim and flattering with a horseshoe bar, painted floor, and Kyla Coburn murals.

The Magdalenae Room, The Dean Hotel, 122 Fountain Street


filed under: Design | Get Out of the House

Providence Celebrates 5th Anniversary of Pecha Kucha

11AM ON 26/03/2014
BY Annie Messier

pecha_kucha_soap1(3.26) In early 2009, newly transplanted Rhode Islander Stephanie Gerson (update: now Stephanie Lepp) looked around and more or less said, “Huh, look at all the cool stuff here. Why the heck doesn’t Providence have Pecha Kucha nights?” So the hula-hooping vixen kicked off a Providence version of the free-admission global phenomenon, whose name (pronounced more or less “puh-CHAK-chuh”) reflects its Japanese origin.

Wednesday, March 26, 7:20 – 10:30 p.m., 276 Westminster Street

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filed under: Downtown | Get Out of the House

Last Day For Skating At The Providence Rink

8AM ON 23/03/2014
BY Daily Dose

skating rink (3.23) Sunday, March 23rd, is the last day of the ice skating season at the downtown skating rink.

Did you know that helmets are available for children free of charge in the skate rental office? Simply ask the attendant.

. . . hats, gloves, gators (neck warmers), and hand warmers for sale at the ticket counter if you are in need!  Sizes available for adults and kids.

10am to 10pm, Sunday, March 23, the Providence Rink, Kennedy Plaza


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St. Pat’s Parade And 5K On Smith Street

8AM ON 08/03/2014
BY H.L. Parker

St. Pat's 2014 (3.8) Noon — St. Patrick’s Parade starts at Wyndham Avenue, goes past the Newport Creamery and St. Patrick’s Pub, ending at the State House. (Map of route after the jump.)

11am — The St. Patrick’s 5k starts and ends at the State House. Everyone just runs around in a circle apparently.

Heads up — Exit 22 on Route 95 South is closed through 5am Tuesday.

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filed under: Brown | Get Out of the House

Cake And Fireworks — Happy 250th Birthday Brown University

9PM ON 03/03/2014
BY Beth Comery

birthday bear (3.7) Cake! Brown University will be hosting a campus open house of sorts, launching a 15-month celebration of its 250th anniversary. Providence Journal staff writer Karen Lee Ziner can sniff out a cake story from a mile away and provides the pertinent details:

And don’t forget the cake: a gigantic sculpted replica of University Hall, and cupcakes that — combined — will serve 2,500. Choice: chocolate or red velvet.

6:30pm — Cake, Faunce Terrace, Main Green

6:45pm — Fireworks, music by Brown University band, Main Green

8:00pm — Brown Wind Symphony will perform the world premiere of “Brownian Motion,” a work commissioned for the celebration, Salomon Center

Free and open to the public, Friday, March 7, Main Green, Brown University, Waterman Street, directions


filed under: Get Out of the House | the bucket

RI Brew Fest

4PM ON 29/01/2014
BY Daily Dose

RI Brew Fest (2.1) The Pawtucket Armory will host the second annual winter Rhode Island Brew Fest in two three-hour sessions this Saturday — 40 breweries, 125 beers. Gail Ciampa has it covered in today’s ProJo.

Not only will some excellent breweries be on hand sampling their products, but it will be the first chance to taste the beer of Rhode Island’s newest breweries — Proclamation Ale Company from West Kingston and Whaler’s Brewing Company of Wakefield.

Proclamation is days away from local distribution, said Matt Gray, whose company, Gray Matter Marketing, has planned the Feb. 1 Brew Fest at the Pawtucket Armory. Whaler’s just got its license.

Live music by Brian Twohey and King Friday. New this year is the food court: chili, cupcakes, etc. For ticket info go here.

1pm to 4pm/5pm to 8pm, Saturday, February 1st, Pawtucket Armory, 172 Exchange Street, Pawtucket, directions


filed under: Get Out of the House | Music

‘Mericans Host Two-Day Music Event At Parlour — Tribute To Providence

2PM ON 14/01/2014
BY Beth Comery

Tribute to Providence (1.19) The Parlour ought to be hopping this weekend when local roots-rockers the ‘Mericans mount two days of music. On Saturday they will be performing their recent “Tribute to Providence” album. Then on Sunday they turn the stage over to other local musicians, as well as a few of the originals who inspired the album, in what should be a glorious reunion/party/jam celebrating some of the most beloved Providence musicians of the 90’s, and up to the present.

Andy Smith wrote up the event (the hard copy features a very large photo of the band)  in today’s ProJo;

The Saturday show will have the ’Mericans playing all 20 songs from “A Tribute to Providence,” with some surprise guests. On Sunday, some of the musicians whose songs were covered in the collection will take the stage.

Scheduled to perform Sunday are The Brother Kite, Reindeer (with former members of Scarce and the Swirlies), Daltry’s former band Purple Ivy Shadows, Honeybunch, Pete Donnelly of The Figgs, Arc Iris (with former Low Anthem member Jocie Adams), Allysen Callery and the Nonpareils.

The ‘Mericans have made “Tribute to Providence” available as a free download; that’s how much they love these tunes, and these musicians.

Saturday, January 18/ Sunday, January 19, the Parlour, 1119 North Main Street, Facebook


filed under: Fundraisers | Get Out of the House

Christmas WaterFire Weekend

10AM ON 12/12/2013
BY Daily Dose

Christmas Fire

(12.14) Thanks to an anonymous donor the 41 braziers running from Waterplace Park Basin to Steeple Street will burn brightly with Christmas spirit for two days this year.

For the third year in a row WaterFire will transform Waterplace Park into a winter wonderland filled with fun family activities, musical performances, a festival of trees and much more. WaterFire will also be collecting new unwrapped toys which will be donated to the Providence Rescue Mission. Toys can be dropped off at the WaterFire Christmas tree in Santa’s Village in Union Plaza.

Starting at 5pm, families are invited to join the WaterFire elves on the Waterplace Basin Stage to write letters to Santa, make ornaments and celebrate the season.  Musical performances on the basin stage will begin at 5:30pm.

In addition to the WaterFire soundtrack, live musical and choral groups will perform on both Friday and Saturday

Thank you Anonymous.

Christmas WaterFire, 5pm to 9:30pm, Friday & Saturday, December 13th & 14th, Waterplace Park, downtown


filed under: Film | Get Out of the House

Short Story Film Festival At Cable Car

9AM ON 30/11/2013
BY Annie Messier

1414971_10151987062064526_1825488938_o (11/30) Today only, with showings from 1 p.m. through 9 p.m., the Cable Car Cinema is featuring the Short Story Film Festival, an international collection of live-action and animated films whose only common denominator is a six-minute limit.

From the Facebook event page:

The Heartstrings Program (3pm, 7pm) leans towards live action with films exploring the fragility of human bonds, the search for meaning, or finding humor in the struggles of everyday life.

The Headtrip Program (1pm, 5pm, and 9pm) is more animated and features dystopian visions, satires skewering current trends, unsettling psychological dramas, and mysterious voices from distant lands.

Audience members can vote on their favorites, and DJ Madame B will be spinning tunes in the lobby in between showings.

Saturday, 11/30, Cable Car, 204 South Main Street


filed under: Downtown | Get Out of the House

Downtown Rink Opens Thanksgiving Day

5PM ON 26/11/2013
BY Daily Dose

skating The Providence Rink has postponed the opening of the Bank of America skating rink.

Due to changing weather conditions and the warm front on its way, we now expect to open on Thanksgiving Day on Thursday, November 28th at 4pm through 10pm.  It is still weather dependent!  If rain comes our way on Thanskgiving, then we will open on Friday, November 29th at 10am through 10pm.

Also this weekend: Saturday, 9:30am to 10:30am, free intro lessons at the ‘Learn to Skate Open House.’

Rink opens weather permitting, 4pm to 10pm, Thursday, November 28, Bank of America Rink, Kennedy Plaza


filed under: Get Out of the House | Olneyville

Steel Yard Iron Pour

12PM ON 24/10/2013
BY H.L. Parker

iron pour(10.26) Join the Steel Yard and the Iron Guild for the 8th annual Halloween Iron Pour. This family-friendly event exposes viewers to the spectacular process of casting iron in a creative and nontraditional way.

Each year the Steel Yard teams up with the Iron Guild, a New England based group of foundry artists, to present the industrial arts in an accessible and fun way. Large format sculptures and kinetic art pieces are cast before the crowd’s eyes, creating an evening of glowing metal, drama, and music. Attendees this year can expect to see our hill transformed by the Iron Pour performance; the space will be filled with sculptures of giant Easter Island inspired heads, volcanoes, and other tiki themed artworks that will come to life during the pour.

Food vendors will be on site. Music provided by The Empty House Cooperative.

$10, doors 6pm, Iron Pour 7pm, Saturday, October 26, Steel Yard, 27 Sims Avenue


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Providence Ghost Walk Returns — One Weekend Only

7AM ON 24/10/2013
BY Daily Dose

Providence Athenaeum This weekend. Mentalist, mindbender, and professional skeptic, the always entertaining Rory Raven returns with his Providence Ghost Walk — the original historical ghosts and graveyards walking tour — this Saturday, October 26th and again on Sunday, October 27th.

In just a few years, the Providence Ghost Walk has become a popular part of the Hallowe’en season.  Tours have attracted over 100 people, some coming from as far away as Boston, eager to hear the ghostly tales. And all the stories from the past years will be told, including: the macabre Lamplighter of Mill Street; Benefit Street’s Man in Black; the phantom women of Power Street; and the sad tale of John Gordon, the last man to be executed in Rhode Island . . . for a crime he did not commit.  Raven also regales his crowds with odd pieces of local history, strange poetry, and some of the old New England epitaphs to be found in some of the over 3,000 graveyards here in Rhode Island.

In addition to his role as a tour guide, Raven is also the author of four books of local history — Haunted Providence: Strange Tales from the Smallest State, Wicked Conduct: The Minister, the Mill Girl, and the Murder that Captivated Old Rhode Island, The Dorr War: Treason, Rebellion, and the Fight for Reform in Rhode Island, and his latest title, Burning the Gaspee: Revolution in Rhode Island.

$9, 3pm, Saturday, October 26, Sunday, October 27, sidewalk in front of 251 Benefit Street


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Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular Is On — Pumpkinville USA

8AM ON 04/10/2013
BY Daily Dose

Jack-O-Lantern-Spectacular.RWP-Zoo-1 The 2013 Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular at Roger Williams Park Zoo is up now through November 3rd.

The 2013 presentation, titled Pumpkinville, USA, will delight new and repeat visitors alike. Intricate pumpkin art will represent regions of the country, highlighting their unique attributes and as well as historical and cultural landmarks of each of the states. Regions will include Heartland of America, Pacific Coast, Mid-Atlantic, New England, and Appalachian Highlands. One scene will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and another will honor President Kennedy.

October 3 through November 3, 6pm – 11pm, last admission at 10pm. On Saturdays, admission will be extended an hour, with the last admission at 11pm, and the trail closing at 12 midnight. For ticket info and directions to exhibit go here.


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