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St. Patrick’s Day

Great weather for walking to your neighborhood bar. The operative word there is “walking.” You live in Providence — you are definitely within walking distance of an Irish bar. Here’s a few. McBride’s in Wayland Square (seen here with the flag)  has the advantage of

Happy Year Of The Rooster/Capon — Make Some Noise!

How fitting that the Chinese Year of the Rooster coincides with our own Congressional Year of the Capon. How to celebrate the Chinese New Year? Make some noise! The first day is for the welcoming of the deities of the heavens and earth . .

Latin Carol Celebration

(12.5) The annual Latin Carol Celebration takes place Monday evening at the First Baptist Church on North Main Street. Members of the community are invited to the Department of Classics’ 69th annual Latin Carol Celebration with preludes and accompaniment by University Organist Mark Steinbach. The

Nutcracker At Avon/Hope Stroll

(12.4) Head over to the Avon Cinema on Thayer Street Sunday, December 4, at 12:55pm for a one-off showing of The Nutcracker. Danced by the Bolshoi’s principals, E.T.A. Hoffmann’s fairytale staged by Russian ballet master Yuri Grigorovich will transport children and adults alike to a

Two Trees, Two Days — Downtown

(12.3) Spark ’em up! First, this Friday the City of Providence will be lighting its holiday tree on the steps of City Hall. (Free parking at parking meters all night Friday.) At 5pm, a chorus of Providence City workers will line the steps of City

Freaqshow At the Columbus

(10.28) Tagged as a “Fashion & Art Spooktacular” this weekend Halloween celebration features great live music as well with Beta Motel and the Viennagram. (From the Facebook page.) At 9pm — A spooktacular event showcasing and bringing together the artists of the extravagant underworld. Peruse

Revival Fest II At Dusk

(7.4) Dusk is the perfect venue for this. Lots of empty space around this building with no neighbors to complain. (And I like in the summer when they drag that old couch outside.) Facebook event. And it’s free! The second annual Revival Festival takes place

Fireworks At India Point

(7.4) Head over to India Point Park this Monday for the city’s Fourth of July fireworks (rain date Tuesday the 5th). The celebrating starts with a bike parade from City Hall. According to the ProJo, Children and adults are encouraged to join Mayor Jorge O.

NYE Around Town

The Boombox at the Dean Hotel — Karaoke/complimentary swag and bottle of bubbly with reservation/no walk-ins/call (401) 861-0040. Ogie’s Trailer Park — BoOgie Night 2016: $20 day of, starts 6pm. Join us as we tear down 2015 in style/DJ’s Ty Jesso and John O’leary/Go –

WestSide Caroling

(12.20) Tonight is the 8th annual WestSide Caroling event sponsored by the West Broadway Neighborhood Association (WBNA). New route and new starting point so pay attention. Meet at Ogies’ and end at Pizza J. It’s a scene. This year, we will meet up at Ogie’s

What Cheer Holiday Party

(12.20) What Cheer Records and Vintage is hosting its 16th annual Holiday Party this Sunday. There are usually homemade cookies . . . pretty much every year. (Facebook event) for this one day only, everything in the shop will be 16% OFF (excluding special orders

Christmas WaterFire — Sponsored by Anonymous

(12.18) Festivities Friday night at the Waterplace Park Basin. Enjoy the spirit of Christmas at the 5th Annual Christmas WaterFire benefiting and showcasing the work of the Providence Rescue Mission and as a gift to the City of Providence! Thanks to an anonymous donor the 34 braziers in the Waterplace Park Basin

Holiday Stuff — Grant’s Block/Aurora

(12.5) Indowncity Providence is hosting a special day of holiday activities down on Westminster Street this Saturday. Along with all your favorite, independently owned businesses in the neighborhood, this year we’ve teamed up with the Providence Flea to bring you a very special Holiday Mini-Flea

Holiday Parking Rules Start Saturday — Two Free Hours

Providence shoppers, and anybody else with a car, will get two free hours of parking at meters between 10am and 6pm, starting today and running through Friday, January 1st. The Providence Journal lists the relevant locations, the focus being retail areas that might benefit from

Fireworks & Concert Saturday — India Point Park

The Mayor’s Office has announced the details of the Fourth of July celebration to be held at India Point Park (starting with a bike group meeting at City Hall at 6pm to ride to the park, should you be so inclined). 7:30pm — Rhode Island

New Year’s Eve At The Columbus

Tickets are still available for the New Year’s Eve show upstairs at the Columbus Theatre. Great lineup on tap. Smith & Weeden/Willy Mason/Tallahassee/Last Good Tooth All ages, 21+ with ID to drink. $12 in advance, $15 at door, Columbus Theatre upstairs, 270 Broadway, tickets, (directions)