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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. .

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


Storylab At Aurora

(12.3) Check out the next installment of Story Laboratory — Providence’s newest bimonthly storytelling series, curated by Jaime Lowe — at Aurora this Thursday. This week’s theme is Obsession.(Facebook event page.) The lineup will be: Brandon Amorin Randy Bush Peter Glantz Rachel Lewallen V Manuscript


Short Story Film Festival

(11/28) For the 9th year, Merging Arts Productions bestows its sometimes cute, sometimes funny, sometimes touching, and sometimes weird Short Story Film Festival on Providence. One ticket covers the whole festival, which includes 35 national and international films split into two sets: the Heartstrings program

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Black Friday Record Store Day

(11.27) We would normally discourage participating in the mindless consumerism that has come to characterize the Black Friday scene, but let’s make an exception for small businesses like record stores (as long as it isn’t mindless, and no shoving or hair-pulling). The National Record Store


WaterFire Salute To Veterans

(11.7) Events start early for the WaterFire Salute to Veterans. This is a full lighting with eighty braziers. At 4:30 p.m. we’ll kick off the WaterFire lighting with a 150 Veteran Torch Procession and 300 Veteran Ring of Fire in Waterplace Basin. WaterFire Providence invites you

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RI Comic Con All Weekend

[This just in! The Providence Journal reports that Carrie Fisher is a little under the weather and will not be coming to The Con this year. Bummer. BC] (11.8) Con planners and Convention Center management promise there will not be a repeat of last year’s

Old Court B&B

Lovecraft College Hill Walking Tour

(10.31) Was this the Shunned House*? Or did Dr. Whipple live around the corner on North Court Street? Learn more Saturday on the Lovecraft College Hill Walking Tour. (Facebook event page.) H.P. Lovecraft (1890–1937) lived in Providence nearly his entire life. He was so devoted

Providence Comics Consortium

‘Terrifying Stories’ At AS220

(10.29) Head down to AS220 for ‘A Night of Terrifying Stories V,’ the Providence Comics Consortium fifth birthday party, with host Walker Mettling. Walker hosts another Night of Terrifying Stories! This year it’s a mash up with the Providence Comics Consortium ‘s 5th Anniversary! With