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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

neutaconkanet skate park

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

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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

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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. .