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Steel Yard ‘Fire Camp’

(6.24) The Steel Yard’s 5th Annual Fire Camp — Festival of the Fire Arts — will be held this Saturday, with welding, plasma cutting through steel, wheel throwing (how pottery is made), blacksmithing, jewelry making, iron pouring, and guided studio tours. But that’s not all-

Prov-Newport Ferry Starts

The popular Seastreak Ferry kicks off the summer season with more trips per day between Providence and Newport, and a longer season running through October 1st. The ferry was a huge hit last year so they have expanded the schedule. Last year 20% of the

Ocean State BBQ Fest At Steel Yard

(6.10) Back by popular demand. The Ocean State BBQ Fest 2017 takes place Friday and Saturday at the Steel Yard. Facebook event page. Food, beer, Yacht Club soda, coffee, Little Bitte Artisanal Cocktails, live music, DJs . . . and finally, the judges will be

Providence Flea Returns To Riverfront

(6.4) Sunday marks the return of the Providence Flea to its riverfront location on South Water Street. Local vendors, food trucks, non-profits, and live music. (And I think the Bad Taste guys are threatening a pop-up presence.) Opening Day Facebook page. The Flea runs every


(6.4) Events kick off Thursday with a conference, “Making a Lively Experiment” with Christina Bevilacqua, at Aurora. (Everything she does is interesting.) And Thursday night starting at 8pm there’s a free dance party at the Steel Yard. Go to the PVDFest website for the complete

State Beaches Open

Summer officially starts this weekend when Rhode Island State Beaches open for business. In other words, starting Saturday, May 27, you must pay to park. The beaches are always “open.” This is still America goddammit. Rhode Island residents will be charged $6 on weekdays and

Scürvy Dög Parking Lot Mega Show

(5.27) The annual Scürvy Dög Parking Lot Mega Show returns 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