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PrideFest And Queer Arts Festival

(6.19) What a weekend! First, Pride RI has events scheduled for the entire weekend but Saturday is always the big day for PrideFest. Starting at noon on Saturday, South Water Street will be closed to traffic for the street festival — entertainment, food, drink, vendors

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Downtown Paddle

(6.16) Attention kayakers and canoeists — the Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council (WRWC) is holding an urban paddle on the lower Woonasquatucket this Thursday. (Advance sign-up is required.) Paddle through downtown Providence and see Little Rhody’s capital city in a whole new way, from the Woonasquatucket


Celebrate 20 Years of Nick-A-Nee’s All Weekend

(6.12) Everyone’s favorite dive bar, Nick-A-Nee’s, will be celebrating 20 years of live music, good company, strong drink, billiards, and the best juke box in town, all weekend with a full roster of bands. It looks like they will be setting up a tent and


PVDFest Starts — Music, Food, Dance, Art

Friday and Saturday are the big days but PVDFest spans four days when live music, dance, food, and visual art installations will take over our public spaces, parks, and outdoor stages in the heart of Providence. Local artists and musicians will be joined by artists

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Mr. Lawrence Tells Us Where To Go

And when. Talented writer, word speller, library advocate, and editor of ‘Headmaster’ editor, Matthew Lawrence, has done it again. The latest project out of his newly-formed Law and Order Party is the very handy, 80-page “Summer Guide: 102 Events // 70 Beaches.” The layout is


Full WaterFire

(5.28) Tonight is the first full WaterFire of the season with 80 braziers flaming away. The music playlist includes Bach, Vivaldi, Kareem Roustom, Yo-Yo Ma, ‘Vissi D’Arte’ by Puccini (the goosebump song), the Low Anthem, and ‘Lake Bed’ by Brown Bird. Many of the songs

I-195 Bridge

Building Bridges Launch Party

(5.28) Build this bridge! It’s going to be awesome. Providence is gonna be hopping this Saturday. In addition to a WaterFire and Brown Commencement festivities, the Building Bridges people are throwing a party on Parcel 4, the riverfront tract where the federal government has mandated


Hope Street Spring Block Party

(5.21) The annual Hope Street Spring Block Party takes place this Saturday with food, beer, shopping, and live music on the famous North Stage. (Facebook event.) Noon—Adjuncts/ 12:30—Tiny Diamond/ 1pm—John Faraone/ 2pm—Fashion Show 2:30—Medusah Black/3pm—Last Good Tooth/ 4pm—Happiness/ 5pm—Boo City (Heads-up from the organizers: Fashion

I-195 Bridge

‘Launch The I-195 Bridge’ Celebration — May 28

Remember the pedestrian bridge? Let’s get this done! Save the date — Saturday, May 28 — for Building Bridges: The Launch, a party with music and food and like-minded citizens enjoying the Providence riverfront. Our elected officials got distracted for a while there when the

Cinco De  Mayo 2016

Cinco Block Party Downtown

(5.7) Yes, today is Cinco de Mayo but the big wingding will be held Saturday at Grant’s Block when What Cheer Records & Vintage and InDownCity will be throwing their Cinco de Mayo Rock ‘n’ Roll Yard Sale and Block Party. (Facebook event.) DJ Studebaker

Ocean State Tackle

Trout Season Opens

Ocean State Tackle will be open all night tonight with the resident Zen masters dispensing bait and wisdom. For instance, did you know that trout fishing is a light tackle game? Light tackle offers sensitivity and a more natural presentation of baits and lures. .

Trailer Park Boys

Randy And Mr. Lahey — Two Shows, Firehouse 13

(2.5) Trailer Park Boys! Dear god I love this series. And given that an extra show has been added I can’t be the only one. Randy and Mr. Lahey will be performing . . . something . . . tonight at Firehouse 13. And while

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Variety Show At Aurora

(1.14) Still bending spoons and blowing minds — mentalist Rory Raven tops the bill at Thursday’s ‘Sweet Little Variety Show’ at Aurora. Raven is the real deal, a droll and engaging performer with stupefying mind-reading skills. For Mr. Raven the “telepathy” is for fun —

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‘Headmaster’ Holiday Party

(12.17) Just a reminder. Writer and bon vivant Matthew Lawrence hosts the Headmaster Holiday Party this Thursday. (Headmaster is the biannual print magazine for sophisticated man-lover.) Join Headmaster on Thursday, December 17 for our annual holiday party, which will take place upstairs at Thee Red

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AS220 Holiday Sale

(12.5) Annual AS220 Industries Holiday Sale tonight from 5pm to 8pm at AS220: Two floors of holiday shopping; photo booth with Santa; raffles; gift wrapping; tons of handmade art. (This may also be at the Main Stage — unclear.) Also, December Gallery Opening today from

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International House Holiday Sale

The International House — an independent non-profit that promotes international understanding through social and educational activities and programs — will be holding its annual holiday sale this weekend. Our long-running Winter Holiday Sale offers inexpensive and unusual gifts, and foods from around the world for