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The Sparkle Of 23,000 Lights! RWP Tree Lighting Monday

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 sending

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Autumn Spectacle At RISD Museum

The annual Ginkgo biloba show at the RISD Museum can be viewed free of charge from the Benefit Street side of the museum, but head inside and spend a few moments in the Radeke Memorial Garden courtyard. (Not surprisingly, the Buddha room was packed yesterday.)

Stan Lee promoting "With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story" at the Celebs.com Studio at Sundance 2012. Make-up by MAC Cosmetics.

RI Comic Con — Downtown All Weekend

(11.13) Saturday is already sold out. The Rhode Island Comic Con (RICC) has become a very big deal. This year’s guest list has some major players: Christian Slater, Millie Bobby Brown, and Gal Gadot. Walking Dead, Sons of Anarchy, Deadpool, and Dr. Who are represented,

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Freaqshow At the Columbus

(10.28) Tagged as a “Fashion & Art Spooktacular” this weekend Halloween celebration features great live music as well with Beta Motel and the Viennagram. (From the Facebook page.) At 9pm — A spooktacular event showcasing and bringing together the artists of the extravagant underworld. Peruse

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Photographer Joshua Holko

(10/27) Thanks to a collaboration between Art League Rhode Island and CCRI, award-winning Australian landscape and wildlife photographer Joshua Holko will grace our little state tomorrow night for a free public talk about his years as a polar photographer. I don’t know about you, but

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Illuminated Swan Boats At Roger Williams Park

(11.6) The photos I took last night of these lovely swan boats might charitably be considered “impressionistic.” And while that effect has its merits, I’m trying to convey some idea of what’s going on here so you will go. Much much better photographs by Sandor

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Lovecraft Walking Tour/ Vortex Film Fest

(10.23) Flickers Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) launches its17th annual Vortex Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Horror Film Festival “a phantasmagoric symphony of international films.” On Saturday and Sunday, the festival includes a return to its popular H.P. Lovecraft Walking Tour presented in collaboration with the RI

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Urban Vintage Bazaar At Arcade

(10.22) Time for the Fall Urban Vintage Bazaar hosted by Carmen& Ginger. She seems to have several swell cameras on hand. Once again the Bi-annual Urban Vintage Bazaar comes to the Arcade in Downtown Providence! Over 20 vendors will set-up, rain or shine, for ONE

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Spooktacular At Aurora

(10.19) $10, 7pm — Vortex Film Festival. Five bizarre little short features including Mr. Bunny, With Your Crooked Heart, and Amen. (Tickets are half-price for couples for some reason. Single people should probably object.) Costumes encouraged. Free, 9:30pm to 12:30am — Frank Difficult Presents: Horror

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Steel Yard Iron Pour Saturday

It’s time for the 11th Annual Halloween Iron Pour over at the Steel Yard. With a nod to native son H.P. Lovecraft, the theme this year is “The Cauldron of Cthulhu!” This theatrical display of the industrial arts attracts over 1,500 people including artists, fabricators,

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Pronk! Providence Honk Fest

(10.10) Brass bands from around the region converge on downtown Providence this holiday Monday for The Providence Honk Festival a.k.a. Pronk!. Starting in the afternoon with performances at Burnside Park, followed by a parade down South Water Street, and ending with a party of sorts

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Sunflower Bean At Columbus

(10.5) Tickets still available for tonight’s show at the Columbus. NYC trio Sunflower Bean kick off their fall tour in support of this year’s excellent ‘Human Ceremony’ an album loaded with hooky, up-tempo poppers. Guitarist Nick Kivlen weaves muscular Wolfmother riffs into his chimey, effects-laden