[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] Con planners and Convention Center management promise there will not be a repeat of last year’s unpleasantness.
(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
(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
(10.12) New parade route this year! Pronk reclaims the streets with brass, beats, and feet! We are a cacophonous street celebration with out of town brass bands! We are a street intervention like no other, with outfits and misfits from Rhode Island and beyond –
(10.11) Aurora will host the second installment of Story Laboratory, Providence’s newest monthly storytelling event, curated by Jaime Lowe and hosted by Jack Prime. Hear local raconteurs tell their tales; maybe sign yourself up for next time. Music after by DJ La Rochelle. The theme
The annual Parents’ weekend at RISD is called ‘RISD by Design’ and there is always lots going on and this year it includes the inauguration of new president, Rosanne Somerson, Friday afternoon at the Roger Williams Memorial. Most readers will likely regard this a useful
(9.27) Celebrate Chinese Culture Night tonight at WaterFire. Sponsored by the U.S.-China Institute and Confucius Institute at Bryant University, it will feature a Chinese dragon dance, shadow puppetry, and check out the Chinese silk, paper cutting, calligraphy, and knots, on Steeple Street. Knots! Where else
(9.12) AS220 are inviting the whole community to come in and check out what’s going on at AS220. Lots of stuff happening, including real live artists and musicians in their natural habitat. AS220 Resident Open Studios (2:30pm to 6pm): A rare opportunity – AS220 residents
(9.12) This week’s WaterFire is sponsored by the people who brought you retainers, headgear, and palate expanders — yes, say aaaah to your friendly neighborhood orthodontists. And “thank you,” because as humiliating as those adolescent tortures felt at the time, thank god my parents got
Head down to the Burnside Music Series Thursday for Mark Cutler and Men of Great Courage. DJ LaRochelle (seen here) returns for one last time this summer! Facebook event page. [Cancelled due to rain.] The time is nigh, friends, and not a moment too soon!
Mike Dooley creates some of the most gorgeous landscape photography I’ve ever seen; the Rhode Island Blood Center even uses his shots on postcard and posters as incentives to donate. Mike is currently showing a mix of 30 sea, land, and cityscapes, some printed on
(8.31) The various groups and individuals fighting the stadium boondoggle are getting together for one last summer celebration of the parcel set aside for use as a public park by the 195 Commission. Go to the “Act like you own the place!” Facebook page for
(8.30) Come on down to Roger Williams National Memorial this afternoon for the second annual Providence Folk Festival. 17 acts (schedule here) will grace two stages, emceed in between by local musicians. Bring chairs or blankets. Food trucks available. (photo: Allysen Callery playing the folk
(8.29) Full WaterFire lighting tonight — 80 braziers, count ’em. And the Argentines return with spontaneous outbursts of tango dancing. Special tango music is mixed into the tonight’s music program to get you moving. Performers come from Providence Tango, Argentine Tango at the Towers, and
(8.30) “Like surfing, only easier.” So goes the unofficial tagline of stand-up paddle boarding (SUP). This is one of the fastest growing recreational activities in the country, and it’s easy to see why. It doesn’t hurt when you fall down. (Although I’m sure I could
Head over to 186 Carpenter Street on Tuesdays for chess-playing and good-time-having. Have you ever wanted to play chess but felt intimidated by the game? Wanted to learn but never had the time to ask? Or maybe you played once, but your uncle slammed you