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Illuminated Swan Boats At Roger Williams Park

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 Bodo


Lovecraft Walking Tour/ Vortex Film Fest

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 Historical


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


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,


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


The Dorrys At Aurora

(9.27) And what are Dorrys? The Dorrys are the 1st Annual Law And Order Party Awards honoring the best in local art, books, drama, film, music, and performance. (Facebook event.) 6pm — VIP Reception – champagne! fabulous people! something that resembles a red carpet but

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Neighbor Days Block Party

(9.24) The sixth annual Neighbor Days Block Party takes place this Saturday on Knight Street between Carpenter and Westminster Streets. The Luongo Square enhancement project is not quite finished, so the action seems to have moved to Knight Street. This free, family-friendly celebration is brought

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Fall Flea Sundays — New Location

New fall location for the Providence Flea at the corner of Chestnut and Friendship Streets. You know the drill . . . unusual finds, art, fashion, children’s books, vintage toys, curiosities, furniture, food trucks, and more. From PBN, The flea, now in its fourth year,

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Final Riverfront Flea

(9.11) Then it moves across the river for the month of October. The Providence Flea has kept things pretty classy with local vintage vendors, small-batch makers, artisans, food purveyors and trucks, community non-profits, and musicians. New to the mix is the Little Bitte Brunch Bar.

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Providence Flea

The Providence Flea has two more Sundays on the riverfront until it moves across the river to a new location for the Fall Flea. The organizers of this juried, urban flea market take over a stretch of South Water Street with unusual finds, art, fashion,

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WaterFire With Tango

(9.4) It’s a long weekend so WaterFire is Sunday. It’s a full lighting with the living statues and gargoyles, fire dancers, and the Cocktail Garden Under the Willows over by Waterplace Basin, courtesy of Willa Van Nostrand of Little Bitte Artisanal Cocktails and her rotating

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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.