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Milky, Feathery Performance At Black Box

(5.18) Tonight at AS220 — La Gallera De Flores y Leche, aka The Fluxus Cockfight. This is the third part of the Fluxus Cabaret series. About 12 artists from diverse mediums will perform under the context of the ritual of sport, inspired by Latin-American cockfights.

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Mighty Wurlitzer Spring Concerts Start

The “Wonders of the Wurlitzer” series at PPAC starts Wednesday. People of all ages bring their brown-bagged lunches and listen to music performed by local organists who share their time and talent to keep a treasured tradition alive. Donations to the Annual Fund provide ongoing

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Romp of Otters At AS220

(5.11) Romp of Otters, or ROO, is the graduate school theater company founded this year for the Department of Theatre and Performance Studies at Brown University. It comprises the playwrights and performance studies doctoral students who study up the hill at Brown University, and the

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April Gallery Shows At AS220

New works up at the AS220 Galleries now through April 26th. AS220 Project Space, 93 Mathewson Street — Generations|8 Chapters Blooming: Collage and Ceramics by Meredith Stern The Reading Room, 93 Mathewson Street — The Paper Dolls Project: Jiyoung Chung, Jacqueline Frole, Holly Gaboriault, Francoise

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‘Building AS220′ Campaign Kicks Off At Trinity

(3.24) Founded in a one-room rental above the Providence Performing Arts Center in 1985 with a budget of $800, AS220 now owns three buildings in downtown Providence, representing an investment of $25 million. They now employ a staff of 60+ and are looked upon internationally as a

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Last Day For Skating At The Providence Rink

(3.23) Sunday, March 23rd, is the last day of the ice skating season at the downtown skating rink. Did you know that helmets are available for children free of charge in the skate rental office? Simply ask the attendant. . . . hats, gloves, gators

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Deer Tick At Lupo’s

(3.14) Providence band Deer Tick headlines this Friday at Lupo’s. They then head out to tour the country, and beyond, in support of their latest album ‘Negativity.’ (Oy, they have two nights in Toronto — keep that mayor away from our boy.) It would appear

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AS220 Industries Open House

(3.4) Interested in learning more about AS220 Industries? Please join us for our monthly open house on Tuesday. Staff and members will be doing demos using the laser cutter, letterpress, and offset press, and will be available to answer your questions. This month we are

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Myopia Utopia — Cool Eyewear Downtown

Forget the Lasik. Frames are now highly desirable fashion accessories and way too much fun to give up just so you can actually see things . . . all the time. Frankly, a low rez start to the day is not such a bad thing.

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‘Human + Computer’ New Media At Exposé

[Update: Another "Opening" is scheduled for Thursday night, February 20th. Yay! The snow did not stop some exceptionally hardy new media types from gathering last night, but without the refreshments and provisions it did not quite satisfy. So Thursday then!] New show opens Saturday at

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New AS220 Stickers/Manager Needed

Show your love with new stickers from AS220. Suggested uses: “Stick ‘em on your car, your bike, your board, your guitar, phone, laptop, door, window, trapper keeper, helmet, fridge, here, there, everywhere, anywhere!” Well . . . not anywhere. Available at The Bar at AS220

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Narrowest Downtown Building Getting Rehab

Another cool old building is getting a second act. The Providence Journal reports; The Providence Redevelopment Agency on Tuesday transferred ownership of the historic and vacant building, located just blocks from City Hall, to 100 Washington Street LLC, a private entity. Developers Dave Stem and

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AS220 “In the Galleries”

AS220 holds its January “In the Galleries” opening reception Saturday at three locations. (Show runs through January 25th.) AS220 Project Space (93 Mathewson Street) The Fantasy Worlds of Doug Nichols/New Sculptures by Doug Nichols The Reading Room — Top Draw: Selections from the Flat File

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Betaspring Application Deadline January 16

Betaspring, the Chestnut Street start-up accelerator, is now accepting applications for the Spring 2014 session which begins on March 17th. Twice a year, companies from around the country–and increasingly the world–come to Providence for Betaspring’s intensive 13-week accelerator. Our full-immersion program, which runs in Spring

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The Dean Hotel Opening Soon On Fountain Street

Exciting news in this week’s Phoenix about the soon to open The Dean Hotel on Fountain Street (they seem to be booking in mid-January). This new hipster-y boutique hotel will bring back to life a charming old building that started out as an Episcopal Mission