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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

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First WaterFire

(5.24) Sponsors this week include the Brown Alumni Association, Imagine Brown 250+, and one of those too-big banks trying to burnish its image. WaterFire creator Barnaby Evans is a Brown alum. On tap are firedancers Liz Knights and Andrew Lindsay from sunset to 10:30pm, Gargoyles

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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