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Smokey and the Bandit

‘Smokey And The Bandit’ At MotB

(7.31) In 1977 it was illegal to sell Coors beer east of the Mississippi River without a permit. This must be distinctly understood, or nothing wonderful can come of the story I am going to relate. Tonight’s Movies on the Block film is the much-beloved

cruise night

Steel Yard Cruise Night

(7.11) The Steel Yard will be holding its 9th Annual Cruise Night this Friday. Each year, this family friendly event has consistently grown larger, bringing classic car and motorcycle enthusiasts together from throughout the region in an old school rendezvous and show off. The 2014

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Food Trucks

The Providence Phoenix has a comprehensive rundown of the Providence food truck scene — from sliders to escargot to vegan soft serve — including all the Twitter tags. (What perfect technological synergy. Twitter was made for the food truck business . . . and the

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Gallery Night Starts

(3.20) The 18th season of Gallery Night starts tonight. Every third Thursday of the month from March to November, galleries across Providence open their doors. Artbus tours leave One Regency Plaza downtown periodically, stopping at 4 galleries each and lasting about two hours. Or walk,

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Clocks Spring Forward One Hour

(3.9) Daylight Saving Time (DST) starts at 2am, Sunday, March 9 and ends on November 2nd. According to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), DST was formally introduced in the United States in 1918. Today, most of the country and its territories observe

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Air Quality Alert Day Thursday (Also Friday) — Free RIPTA

The Department of Environmental Management has declared Thursday, July 18, an Air Quality Alert Day. Ditto for Friday, July 19th. The DEM warns that people should limit outdoor exercise and stay in air conditioning when possible, particularly in the early evening.  Elevated ozone levels can

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Steel Yard Cruise Night

(7.12) Rain date Saturday (enough with the rain already). Head over to the Steel Yard for the 8th Annual Cruise Night. This unique event is more than a simple display of chrome and horsepower, but is also an important part of the Steel Yard’s Works

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Air Quality Alert

(6.24/25) The Department of Environmental Management has declared Monday, June 24, an Air Quality Alert Day. [Extended through Tuesday, June 25.] The Department of Health warns that unhealthy levels of ozone can cause throat irritation, coughing, chest pain, shortness of breath, increased susceptibility to respiratory

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Air Quality Alert Day Thursday, Free RIPTA — Friday Too

The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is predicting that air quality will reach unhealthy levels in Rhode Island on Thursday, May 30. Unhealthy conditions along the southern sections of Rhode Island on Thursday and moderate elsewhere. Unhealthy conditions on Friday across the state as

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Motorcycle Art At Tsetse Gallery

If the House of Fabergé made motorcycle helmets . . . Now through May 4th the Tsetse Gallery in downtown Providence will feature creatively designed helmets, gas tanks, clothing, and art from New England artisans. The gallery’s mission is to increase access to the arts,

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Stripers In The Bucket?

Interesting cover story by Bryan Rourke in today’s ProJo — “Icon or eyesore?” — about the Seekonk River Drawbridge and what, if anything, should be done about it. Finished back in 1908, this railroad bridge connecting Providence and East Providence opened up for the last

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Skyscrapers And Airships Presentation

(10.9) Back by popular demand. In anticipation of Saturday’s Providence Preservation Society Gala Fundraiser (to be held in the Superman Building), Matthew D. Bird (RISD faculty — History of Industrial Design) will repeat his “A View From the Clouds: The Skyscraper and the Airship” After

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“Moving” Art Bus

AS220, RIPTA, and Nail Communications have come together to produce “MOVING” – a fully functioning RIPTA bus that will serve as a mobile art gallery. The bus is wrapped inside and out with black and white photographs, taken by students in the AS220 Youth program

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Air Quality Alert Day — Free Bus Rides, Trolleys

(8.31) From RIPTA, The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is predicting that air quality will reach unhealthy levels in Rhode Island especially in central and southern sections in the afternoon on Friday, August 31. A very humid air mass with southwest winds will be

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View From A Pedicab

This is the back of Tom Olson’s head (a photo of the front of Tom Olson’s head after the jump). Tom is a driver for Eco Pedicab. Motto? “We are a zero emission bike taxi.” (C’mon people, you can not tee these up like this.)

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