Swan Boats At Roger Williams Park

I was visiting the Roger Williams Park carousel Friday morning when I recognized the strains of the traditional Italian song “Santa Lucia” being played off in the distance. The park was still quiet and it was really quite beautiful. I followed the music down to the lake where I found swan wrangler Jordan playing his […]

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Betsey Williams Cottage Open Houses — Sat & Sunday

If you are planning a visit to Roger Williams Park this weekend, try to work this into your plans. Step back in time and explore the Betsey Williams Cottage, home to Roger Williams’ great-great-great granddaughters, Betsey and Rhoda Williams. And it’s free. Raising chickens and tending to farmland, the sisters occupied the house until 1850.

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‘Problemista’ With Julio Torres

When the movie “Problemista” first ran here in April at the Columbus Theatre, I was unaware it had a local angle; I just knew I wanted to see the latest from former SNL writer Julio Torres (remember Papyrus?). The film follows Alejandro, an aspiring toy designer, who moves from his native El Salvador to New

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Weekend In Music

Friday — @AS220 Main Stage, Gasket, Prayer Position, Hairspray Queen, Trophy Hunt, Lugie @Fête Lounge, Karath Delphi, Psychedelic Jazz Trio, Will Killmoore @Nick-A-Nee’s, Mark Garabian @Greenwich Odeum, Duane Betts and Palmetto Hotel @the Parlour, the Agents, Professor Roots @Deadbeats, (parking lot show), Jimsobbins and Cindy7, Fib, Mormon Toasterhead, Germ House Saturday — @PPAC, Nas with

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SY Summer Residency Exhibition Open

The Steel Yard summer resident exhibition kicks off with an opening reception Friday at The Wurks. The exhibition features original works by Trae Brooks, Harry Cassell, Brittany Dias, Prinshu Gautam, Nyala Honda, Michelle Jiaxin Huang, Emilia Schonthal, and Grace Varner. Don’t miss this opportunity to support The Steel Yard’s residents and maybe even find the

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Online Auction For Final McCoy Items

An online auction for the last of the McCoy Stadium stuff opened yesterday and continues through July 26th. They are down to some signs, murals (labeled as ‘not original’), and rows of seats. From the ProJo: The city noted that many items have been damaged or marred by graffiti, and the Worcester Red Sox took

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Dune Bros ‘Party At The Shack’

(7.17) “First 50 customers get a free, raw, whole jumbo scup to take home!” Stop by the Dune Brothers Seafood Shack this Wednesday for live music, oysters, squid cart, sweet treats, a special beer drop, and limited edition merch. Get ready to celebrate 7 awesome years with us! Join our anniversary bash from 11am-7pm and

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Gansett Brewery Celebrates Shark Week

The folks at Narragansett Brewery are throwing their own shark week celebration, starting this Thursday with a screening of “Jaws” complete with costume contest. There will probably be several Quints crushing it. While the book is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, the movie won’t turn fifty until next June. But the brewery celebrates “Jaws”

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Week In Music

Monday — @Alchemy, Sleeping Witch and Saturn, Reservations at 8, Dead Horizons @Fête Ballroom, Soul Glo, Upchuck, Love Letter Tuesday — @the Met, the Felice Brothers, Dead Gowns @Nick-A-Nee’s, Marty Ballou and Friends, George Leonard, Steve Donovan Wednesday — @News Cafe, There, Chaser, Dull Care, Craig Wreck @Red Ink, Okapi @Nick-A-Nee’s, Highway’s End @AS220 Main

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Providence Fringe Festival

The cavernous WaterFire Arts Center is just one of the venues playing host to the 11th annual FringePVD: The Providence Fringe Festival. The center is also home to local Fringe presenters, the Wilbury Theatre Group, who will be throwing an opening night reception there on Sunday. The schedule of performances will commence on Tuesday. From

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New Home Courts On Ninth Street

There is nothing wrong with your basketball court . . . do not attempt to adjust the picture.* Artist Sanford Biggers based his design for the Ninth Street Courts on the quilting patterns which have been inspiring his work over the past decade: Sanford’s interest in specifically African American quilting traditions has been an inroad

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‘Summer Open House’ AS220 Community Studios

(7.13) Head down to the AS220 Community Studios this Saturday for their summer open house — art demos, music, food and drink. You just might be inspired to sign up for one of their many summer workshop offerings including screenprinting, cyanotype, laser and vinyl cutting, woodcut, Lego letterpress, intro to ShopBot, music electronics, photoshop, and

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Weekend In Music

Friday —@News Cafe, Melo Green, Minya, In Lieu of Flowers @AS220 Main Stage, Asphyxia, Avro, Alkaline, Orange Box, Ultraviolet @Fête Lounge, Chris Inperspective, Mizeyesis, more @Nick-A-Nee’s, Mark Cutler and Men of Great Courage @Alchemy, Prince Daddy and the Hyena @the Narrows, (sold out) Peter Wolf @AS220 Black Box, Flavour, Ziggy Gnardust, Crossbite, Badterms, Sullest @the

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Summer Beats At RWP

(7.11) The FirstWorks Summer Beats concert series features Dobet Gnahoré this Thursday at the Roger Williams Park bandstand. The event is free and open to the public. Hailing from Côte d’Ivoire, Dobet is a virtuosic singer, dancer, percussionist, and songwriter who has taken the modern Afropop sounds of her country in exciting new directions. .

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