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Riverfront Repair Project — Volunteers Needed

(8.17) Not too late to volunteer for Part II of the Riverfront Repair Project tomorrow, Wednesday, August 17th. The Downtown Neighborhood Association (DNA), and a gang of volunteers, already scraped and painted the lower part of the riverwalk railings last month, starting down by the

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Foo Fest Summer Block Party Downtown

(8.13) Great lineup this year. Headliner Dan Deacon is famous for his high-level of crowd participation and getting even the too-cool-for-school hipster types dancing around and going crazy. Perfect choice for Foo Fest. Also highly anticipated are local headliners Arc Iris. Seen here are Zach

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Jeffrey Osborne Opens WaterFire

(8.6) Vocalist Jeffrey Osborne, the youngest of 12 children born into Providence’s musical Osborne family, will kick off tonight’s WaterFire with a 100 torch ‘Ring of Fire’ at 8pm at the basin. He will speak again at the Steeple Street Music Stage at about 9pm.

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Prov Research Ensemble — Burnside Music Series

(8.4) Head down to the Burnside Music Series And Beer Garden for the Providence Research Ensemble. Who are the PRE? The Providence Research Ensemble — a creation of RISD fellowship recipient J. P. A. Falzone — was founded to promote new music by contemporary composers,

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‘Design The Night’ At RISD Museum

(7.30) Head over to the RISD Museum Saturday for ‘Design the Night,’ a summer evening stroll through the museum — all ages, all free. Join us for a festive summer evening at the Museum. Take a free stroll through the galleries, interact with local artists,

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‘Family Fringe’ Day At Riverside Park

(7.30) The Providence Fringe Festival is hosting an afternoon of family fun — Family Fringe — at Riverside Park in Olneyville. I hesitated at first to use this image, worried that the shell of the old Riverside Mills building might seem a little sketchy as

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WaterFire

(7.23) Don’t forget the matches. A full lighting, origami, fire spinners, gargoyles, the beer garden — and a timely nod to the wisdom of Edward R. Murrow — is just some of what’s on tap for this Saturday’s WaterFire. Before ignition: From 6pm to 8pm

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‘Pokémon Go’ Group Walk — India Point

(7.23) A Pokémon Go get-together thing has been organized for Pokemon Go fans. I am completely incapable of elaborating on this topic. Info at #pokemonpvd. Children welcome. Wear costumes. (Caution: Those power line pylons are not gyms. Climb one of these and your reality will

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Hot Club Getting A Face Lift?

Just thought I’d give a little free publicity to the Hot Club which is clearly undergoing some sort of reno. It looks rather drastic from the street; but don’t drive by, they are open for business. The deck of the Hot Club is one of

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Neutaconkanet Skatepark — And What About Those X Games?

Taking pictures in a skatepark is not easy. Step back and the topography of the place just flattens. Up close you just see the graffiti. And then there are the skaters who just want that weird lady to go away. And action shots? If the

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WaterFire Salute To Bastille Day

(7.9) Zut alors. Tonight’s WaterFire will honor our alliance with France starting with a special ceremony at the Waterplace Basin Stage when French Consul Valery Freland to Providence will be conveying a knighthood in the Legion of Honor to RI Seaman First Class Ernest Frank

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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

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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

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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