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Foo Fest Volunteers Needed

Foo Fest organizers still need volunteers. Meet new interesting people and get in free. Go here for the Foo Fest 2014 Volunteer form. (Particular need for shifts after 7pm.) The music lineup as it stands now includes: Headliners Psychic TV, Alec K. Redfearn and the

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Downcity Bocce League

Take a walk and check out the bocce at Grant’s Block on Westminster Street. Founded in 2010, Providence Downcity Bocce League runs from April to September on the Grant’s Block bocce court at the corner of Westminster and Union Street. Matches are played Monday, Tuesday,


New Location For Craftland

Craftland has moved down the street to a new location. It’s still on Westminster, but now on the corner of Eddy Street right next to Providence Optical. Modern Love is right across the intersection. The new store is smaller — so no more of those


Falzone And Perez — Burnside Music Series

(7.17) Head downtown to the Trinity Brewhouse Beer Garden and settle in for some local musical talent. From Greater Kennedy Plaza, This upcoming week the Burnside Music Series will host a double bill starring two of Providence’s most brilliant and uncommon jewels. Kicking off this


‘Night Of The Living Dead’ At Black Box

(7.15) See George Romero’s “Night of the Living Dead” as it was meant to be seen — in a black box.  Much like a generation-skipping trust, this 1968 horror classic “Pits the dead against the living in a struggle for survival!” Starring Duane Jones and


Downtown Farmers Market Tuesdays

Vendors at the Tuesday Downtown Farmers Market set up on the Washington Street sidewalk next to Burnside Park. Pezza Farm, Farm Fresh & Co., Ellie’s Bakery Food trucks include Rocket Fine Street Food and Mijos Tacos. More details at Farm Fresh Rhode Island. 3pm to



(7.12) Full 80-brazier lighting tonight. Tonight on the Music Stage at the corner of Steeple and Canal — Sidy Maiga. WaterFire guests are invited to stop by from 7:00PM – 11:30PM and listen to African rhythms featuring  local master percussionist and djembe player, Sidy Maiga and band

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Burnside Music Series And Beer Garden — Thursday

This Thursday the Burnside Music Series features the mellifluous boogie-woogie-folky-doo-wop of the Sugar Honey Iced Tea. Emily — mandolin, vocals, kazoo Ana — cello, banjo, drumosaur, vocals Laila — ukulele, vocals Kate — banjolele, vocals Grab a bite from a food truck, lounge on the

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Nightflea At AS220

(7.6) Check it out: tapes, vinyl, clothing, vegan baked goods, stuff, collectibles, bar, fun. NIGHTFLEA is the best and only nighttime flea market in the entire world. It takes place on the first Sunday night of each month and it will change your life. 5pm

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‘Woodstock’ At Movies On The Block

(7.3) Movies on the Block — “Woodstock.” Three days of peace and music and other stuff. New York Times Critics’ Pick, This iconic musical documentary covers the three-day 1969 music festival on the property of Max Yasger’s farm that symbolized the late 1960s in terms


‘Cocktail’ At Movies On The Block

(6.26) Winner of two Razzies (picture and screenplay) the 1988 Tom Cruise vehicle “Cocktail” is this week’s feature at Movies on the Block. Vincent Canby describes these characters as “seriously dim” and called the movie . . . an upscale, utterly brainless variation on those

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Downtown Music And Beer Garden Thursdays

(6.26) This Thursday marks the return of the Trinity Brewhouse beer garden and live music in Burnside Park, brought to you by the Downtown Providence Parks Conservancy. From the Facebook event page, Every Thursday this summer, Burnside Park will be transformed into your favorite restaurant,

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Terror Con

(6.8) Linda Blair, Butch Patrick, Dee Wallace, and Dee Snider are all in town this weekend for the Terror Con at the Rhode Island Convention Center, one of this week’s Providence Phoenix Editors’ Picks. Plus wrestlers (Kane, Charles Wright, Shelly Martinez) and world-famous cosplayers (Lee

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Fledgling Falcons

They grow up so fast. Adult wing feathers are filling in on the baby peregrine falcons nesting atop the Superman Building at 111 Westminster Street. Rhode Island Public Radio (RIPR) reported last month on the process of banding the babies while dodging the dive-bombing parents.

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Comedy At AS220

(6.4) Tonight is LuLz! Comedy Night the monthly comedy series hosted by Randy Bush: this week features Bruce Botelho Jr, Walker Mettling, and Emily Ruskowski. In an interview with Providence Monthly, Bush had this to say, “I hope to achieve a true alternative comedy scene