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Mayor’s Chess Club — Burnside Park

(7.9) Mayor Elorza’s chess club meets year-round in City Hall. This summer they are bringing it outside for a few sessions, so head down to Burnside Park Thursday and check out the Providence Chess Club. All are invited to match up with neighbors, residents, City

ProJo Building

ProJo Building Sold

And here comes Cornish again. This time are partnering with Nordblom, a Boston real estate development firm. Jef Nickerson at Greater City Providence writes, Cornish and Nordblom plan to commence immediately with improvements to the building. Their plan includes modernizing and revitalizing this iconic property

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AS220 Takes Over Satin Doll

The Main Stage?! I had thought it was going to be the new Black Box, but details are thin on the ground. According to Providence Business News, Plans for the stand-alone building include an extensive renovation, roof replacement and new internal systems including heating and

Dean Hotel

Dean Hotel In New York Times

Congrats to Clay Rockefeller et al. whose Dean Hotel is described in today’s New York Times as, “A stylish, sophisticated hotel imbued with originality and the creative spirit of the Providence arts community.” For longtime Providence residents, the transformation of the sleazy Civic View Inn

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Partial WaterFire

(5.16) A partial WaterFire lighting takes place tonight courtesy of the ocean racers cruising through the state. Andrew Lindsay and Liz Knights from Cirque de Light will be performing during the WaterFire lighting ceremony and then several more times during the night on the piers

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Urban Vintage Bazaar At Arcade

(4.25) Over 15 vendors of vintage clothing, housewares, accessories, jewelry for men and women, linens, ephemera, lighting, mid-century, books, vinyl will gather in the Providence Arcade Saturday for the Urban Vintage Bazaar. Rain or shine, natch — it is America’s oldest indoor shopping mall after

Waterplace Park

Low Tide At Waterplace Park

Coming soon to a river near you . . . SiltFizzle™! Dredging is badly needed in the basin of Waterplace Park, and further downriver as well. Barnaby Evans of Waterfire held a kookie Mad Hatter Tea Party photo op last Friday calling attention to a

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WaterFire Basin Lighting

(11.29) Providence welcomes the bridge players with a partial WaterFire tonight. A North American Bridge Championship, NABC, is a bridge event that draws bridge players from around the world. They are held three times a year in different cities in North America.  In 2014, the

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Inside The Arcade Micro Lofts

Developers take note: If you want 100% occupancy, try moderately priced loft spaces instead of those overpriced “luxury” towers. The ProJo’s Bill Van Siclen takes a look inside the life of one Arcade resident and the set-up looks pretty sweet. The Arcade director discusses why

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Mini Maker Faire Downtown

(10.11) The 6th annual Rhode Island Mini Maker Faire features hands-on making, building and hacking, crafting, garage technology, arts and creativity for sale, and robots, right downtown at AS220 and Hasbro. At the Mini Maker Faire, you’ll find builders, designers, tinkerers, innovators, craftspeople, engineers, hackers,

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Urban Carnevale — Free Rink Events

(9.20) Celebrate 10 years with FirstWorks with Urban Carnevale tonight at the Providence Rink. Two performances of Strange Fruit (seen here) tonight at 7:30pm and 9:30pm. Australia’s Strange Fruit fuses theater, dance and circus in performances that have amazed over 5 million people at prestigious

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AS220 Youth Celebrate At Aurora

(9.11) Busy Thursday on Westminster Street. AS220 Youth will be celebrating the rollout of their new streetwear line Broken Monuments at Aurora. Music will be provided by AS220 Youth ZuKrewe, and “bilingual political dance sax punk party” Downtown Boys (featuring AS220 Youth alum, and yet

Home Body

Home Body Play Burnside Music Series

(8.21) Electric pop duo Home Body will play the Burnside Music Series Thursday. (Listen at Bandcamp.) How do they describe themselves? Lightning strikes and we march forth, tits to the sky, mouths open wide, the Milky Way in our blood. We taste like apple crisp

What Cheer? Brigade

What Cheer? Brigade At Burnside

(8.14) A cleansing downpour won’t do Burnside Park one bit of harm, and the weather is supposed to be sunny and dry for Thursday’s Burnside Music Show featuring the What Cheer? Brigade. (FB) Prepare to move around. Every Thursday this summer, Burnside Park will be

48HFP

‘Best of 48HFP’ At Aurora

(8.9) Come see the best of the 2014 Providence 48 Hour Film Project in the newly-minted Aurora downtown. Cash bar, with after party in the same location. Watch these films then hang around for the after-party. (Foo will be right around the corner — plan

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Nightflea At AS220

(8.3) Nightflea at AS220 Black Box. Stuff, things, DIY, tapes, vinyl, clothing, vegan baked goods, stuff, collectibles, bar, fun. Free, 5pm to 9pm, Sunday, August 3, 95 Empire Black Box, 95 Empire Street