PPS Most Endangered Properties List For 2023

The Providence Preservation Society (PPS) has announced its Most Endangered Properties for 2023. This year’s list puts a focus on publicly-owned buildings, an effort to emphasize the urgency of decades of deferred maintenance, neglect, or under-utilization that is reaching a critical point. The Humboldt Fire Station was built in 1906 . . . [and] decommissioned …

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Week In Music

Monday — @Fête Lounge, Chad Price, Matt Charette, Jake Hunsinger Tuesday — @Nick-A-Nee’s, (5:30pm) George Leonard, (8pm) Marty Ballou, Mark Cutler, Mark Teixeira Wednesday — @Greenwich Odeum (sold out), Big Head Todd and the Monsters Thursday — @Alchemy, Crazy and the Brains, the Devils Twins @Nick-A-Nee’s, No Bad Parts @AS220 Main Stage, Candy, Fleshwater, Division …

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PDT At Ogie’s Wednesday — Help Send Them To Texas!

Seen here is the Providence Drum Troupe in a rare moment of repose. This crew of percussionists, dancers, and jugglers is more like a weather front than a marching band; when they show up, the atmosphere changes, with all present being inexorably drawn along in the slipstream. (Mixed metaphor I know.) Their lively, seizure-inducing videos …

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Become A Frogwatcher

And hearer. Amphibian species are disappearing at an alarming rate across the globe and the Roger Williams Park Zoo is looking for volunteers to join in the effort to help conserve the remaining amphibians by reporting data on the calls of local frogs and toads. As a citizen scientist with “Become a Frogwatcher” you can …

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Student Playwriting Competition — Trinity Rep

Trinity Rep’s 12th annual Write Here! Write Now! playwriting competition for New England high school students, grades 9-12, is now accepting submissions. Students are invited to submit an original short play (approx. 6–10 pages) by March 1, 2023. Winners will be announced on April 7. The winners will then develop their plays through a workshop process. On …

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Slowhand Sharpening — Every Saturday At Farm Fresh

Knives out! And pruners and axes and scissors. In addition to the grinding wheel, traditional Japanese whetstone sharpening is also available, by the inch. (See IG) A good sharp knife makes such a difference — no more sawing and pushing. Corey Pacheco of Slowhand Sharpening is one of the regulars at the Farm Fresh Winter …

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Weekend In Music

Friday — @Dusk, Cafe Shawn, Joe Mattiello, Revs @Nick-A-Nee’s, Neal Vitullo and Friends @News Cafe, Proles, the Golly Geewillikers, Rather Nice @USB, Most Dangerous Men Alive @AS220 Main Stage, Freakbag, Garrison Fortress, Unmen, the Blue Dream Box, Baylies Band Saturday — @Alchemy, Boy Jr., Hundred Plus Club, the Rupert Selection, Depopulatemontana, Noah and the Void …

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VegFest This Weekend At WFAC

At the time of this writing tickets are still available for RI VegFest being held this weekend at the WaterFire Arts Center. This has been a popular event in the past. Rhode Island’s first-ever vegan festival is back! Join them on February 4th & 5th, 2023, (12p-5 pm both days, with VIP early entry at …

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Thank You & Good Luck Colonel Clements

It’s onward and upward for our outgoing police chief, Colonel Hugh T. Clements, Jr., whose talents and record got him noticed by none other than Attorney General Merrick Garland. Clements has been named the new Director of the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office), the component of the Justice Department responsible for advancing …

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Douglass Film At Congdon Baptist

(2.2) The Congdon Street Baptist Church will be hosting a screening of the PBS film Becoming Frederick Douglass: Discover how a man born into slavery became one the nation’s most influential leaders. Presented by Stages of Freedom in conjunction with Rhode Island PBS, the video screenings will be followed by a discussion: Lee Blake of …

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Week In Music

Tuesday — @Nick-A-Nee’s, Marty and Friends Wednesday — @Nick-A-Nee’s, Mamma’s Marmalade Thursday — @Dusk, (acoustic) Kris Hansen, Ryan Jackson, Stev Delmonico @Askew, the Autocrats @the Parlour, the Sonce, the Moodrunners, Brown Apples (Photo of Mamma’s Marmalade)

‘Anytown Architecture’ Everywhere All At Once

There is some comfort in knowing that this crappy generic architecture is a countrywide problem — maybe there will be enough push-back to force these developers back to the drawing board. Providence residents have started noticing how the cheesy sameness of these new buildings is blighting the streetscapes of the city. In “America, the Bland” …

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Weekend In Music

Friday — @Askew, Eric and the Nothing, Exploding Zones @Dusk, Verse the Alien, Thomas James, Sky Swamp, more @the Narrows, Pearly Baker Band @News Cafe, Tide Bends, Balloon Thief, Sourpunch, Meridian @the Parlour, the Freewheelers @Nick-A-Nee’s, the Teledynes @Union Station Brewery, Vudu Sister, Cannibal Ramblers @the Met, Not Fade Away @Alchemy, Murphy’s Law, We Own …

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Cellar Stories — Final Days

[Update: Last day, Sunday, January 29th, noon to 5pm] Last month it was announced that the Cellar Stories Bookstore would be closing at the end of January. And here we are. The shelves have probably been thinned out since this photo was taken a few weeks ago. While the store’s loyal customers may feel awkward …

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Catch Up On Oscar Noms At Columbus Theatre

If some of today’s Oscar nominated movie titles were unfamiliar to you, you are not alone. Fortunately, Tom Weyman, director of programming over at the Columbus Theatre, is on the job. The theater has been screening more movies lately, and he has several of these lesser-known titles in the pipeline. This weekend on Friday, (1/27) …

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Pawtucket MBTA Station Open

This could be kind of great. The new Pawtucket-Central Falls station on the MBTA commuter line is near to Pawtucket’s center and ten RIPTA bus lines stop at the station, including the R-Line (fare is free on the R-Line now through July 1st). It would be a short walk from the Pine Street location to, …

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