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‘Silence Of The Lambs’ MotB

(7.21) To paraphrase Muriel Spark — for those who like this sort of thing, this is the sort of thing they like. This week’s Movies on the Block is the 1991 crime horror “The Silence of the Lambs.” From Rolling Stone, The brutality in Silence

Q&A With Mayor At Aurora

(3.8) Head over to Aurora Tuesday at 6:30pm for a Q&A with Mayor Jorge Elorza. (Facebook event.) A strong and organized neighborhood association is crucial for any urban area to improve and grow. Since our inaugural meeting in October, the Downtown Neighboorhood Association (DNA) has

Downtown Loft/Condo Tour

(10.17) Ever thought of living downtown? Many of Providence’s swellest old buildings have been converted to residential use. Check 11 different options this Saturday at the Downtown Providence Living Tour. (Seen here are the micro-lofts at Arcade Providence.) This year, the tour will feature The 903,


(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

Burnside Park

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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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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“Before I Die . . .”

Hmm, too late for babies . . . this is either going to involve the Northern Lights or cronuts. Mayor Angel Taveras joined city planners Thursday to announce a three-year, citywide demonstration program called PopUp Providence. The installation of two “Before I Die” chalkboard walls,

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AS220 Gallery Receptions

(10.5) Head downtown and check out new and original work at the AS220 galleries. @95 Mathewson Street — AS220 Project Space, new drawings by Chris Kilduff/the Reading Room, new work by Emily Coxe @115 Empire Street — AS220 Main Gallery, new work by David Planka

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Providence Bocce Club — Downtown

Stop by the bocce court at Grant’s Block in front of the movie screen this Wednesday for the start of the bocce season. The Providence Bocce Club has expanded to 16 competing teams and their schedule is already set.  But spectators are welcome and perhaps

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Arcade Providence Apartments

Interesting piece in The Atlantic Cities about the upcoming Arcade apartments with pictures and a model of the micro-units. Developer Evan Granoff has transformed the upper two floors into 48 apartments, thirty-eight of which are micro — between 225 and 450 square feet. (Complete floor

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Why Is This Man Smiling?

Last August when Channel 10 reported that downtown jewelry store Copacetic had been robbed again (three times in two years) we wondered whether owner Don Beohner would finally pack it in and find a less “inviting” location. But he’s still right there on Peck Street

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Craftland Holiday Party

(11.30) This event is kind of a scene. Check out the 11th Annual Craftland Show Opening Party, . . . a quirky holiday sale located in downtown Providence, featuring an eclectic assortment of fine crafts and cutting-edge handmade items by local and national artists. This

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Craftland Kicking Things Off

Craftland kicks off its 11th annual holiday show on Friday, November 23 with thousands of gifts for everyone on your list. Half of the 170 artists featured in this year’s show are local to the area. Their work includes everything from . . . handmade

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RISD Collab On Westminster

We finally stopped into 204 Westminster Street to see what was going on in there. Part art space, part materials up-cycling center, and all RISD student-run, the EXPOSÉ/2NDLIFE Space is where students and community can meet and collaborate. 2NDLIFE is where RISD students and community

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Providence Street Painting Festival — Chalk Talk

(9.29) The 13th Annual Providence Rotary Street Painting Festival downtown at the Bank of America skating rink is scheduled for Saturday from noon to 9pm. Artists are given artist-grade pastel chalk, water and either a 4’x4′ or 8’x8′ plot on the cement floor of the

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Dark Knight — Movies On The Block

(9.13) Most people have seen “The Dark Knight” at least once by now, which makes this a perfect choice for outdoor viewing with food and drinks; you won’t get shushed by people trying to follow the story line. But kind of shut up anyway. According