‘Taste Of Juneteenth’ Wednesday — Farm Fresh

Head over to Farm Fresh Wednesday afternoon to celebrate and experience the culinary heritage of the African diaspora, including the American south, Haiti, and Jamaica. Gail Ciampa writes in the ProJo: The more than two dozen local vendors will include the Empanada Assassin, with her primarily gluten-free empanadas; Ja Patty, with their Jamaican patties and […]

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Early Opening For Splash Parks

Due to the extreme heat conditions arriving today, June 18, and remaining through Friday, Mayor Smiley has announced that the city splashpads and water parks will open two weeks early. Wednesday is a state holiday so there is no school, hence the extended hours. Below is the upcoming schedule for splashing: 4pm to 7pm, Tuesday,

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World’s Fair Gallery — Reception Thursday

The World’s Fair Gallery will host an opening reception Thursday evening for “Atlantis,” the new exhibition up now through August 16th. “Atlantis” features Cyanotypes by Brett Day Windham, handblown glass by Eva Goodman, and ceramics by Salt Slip Pottery. More about the artists here. Born in Cambridge, England, and raised in Providence, Brett Day Windham

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Sinclair Broadcasting Pushing Right Wing Narrative

Local television is really powerful, particularly within the older cohort of voters who still watch the local news every day. But now, just tuning in to their trusted local newsreaders for weather, sports, and traffic, may be leaving them vulnerable to the subtle drip of right wing propaganda. The problems with Sinclair Broadcast Group became

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‘From Free To Freedom’ Wednesday Evening At PPAC

This year’s presentation of “From Free to Freedom: A Juneteenth Celebration” has been moved to 7pm, but it will still feature great music, backed up by the Mighty Wurlitzer, and once again it is free and open to the public. Mixed Magic Theatre, RI Black Storytellers, and Juneteenth RI have crafted a play with music,

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Week In Music

Tuesday — @Black Lace, Pets, Gary Mendon, Puppy @Myrtle, Ryan Lee Crosby, Allysen Callery @Nick-A-Nee’s, Marty Ballou and Friends, George Leonard @Greenwich Odeum, (sold out) Tower of Power Wednesday — @AS220 Main Stage, Raccoon Tour, Combat, Knucklehead, Dead Necessity @Nick-A-Nee’s, the Kevin Prater Band @Fête Lounge, Electric Kif Thursday — @News Cafe, Divey and the

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Providence/Newport Ferry Starts Friday

The Newport/Bristol/Providence ferry kicks off the summer season this Friday, June 21. Take a round trip ride on the bay just for fun, or show your out-of-town friends around Newport for the day and avoid the traffic. You can sit up top for the sun and breeze (it can be kind of windy) or go

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Weekend In Music

Friday — @News Cafe, Cousin Greg, Mutter, Rowing Club, Commune Pipe Dream @Nick-A-Nee’s, Greg Sherrod @the Narrows, Gaby Moreno @AS220 Main Stage, Film and Gender, the Tarrys, Goblin Brain, Feeble Hands @Myrtle, Savoir Faire, Vudu Sister @ISCo, (6pm) Ben Shaw, Swampbirds, High Planes, Olivia Dolphin Band, Giuseppe D’Amelio Saturday — @Fête Lounge, Wretched Tongues, Edjinn,

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Rink Construction To Take Months

Summer bummer. The downtown Providence Rink is under construction and apparently the project will take a while. From their website: The PVD Rink will be under construction spring, summer, fall 2024, unveiling a brand new rink this coming winter. Roller disco is going on the road. Obviously the outdoor movie events are not happening, but

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RI Anime Con

(6.16) Celebrities, artists, and cosplayers will be taking over the RI Convention Center this weekend for RI Anime Con. Celebrity guests include Renee Faia and T. C. Carson. Or head over to Artists Alley and meet your favorites. Also on the schedule is card and video gaming. Special events include the Costume Contest with three

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PrideFest And Parade

(6.15) Let’s not forget the reason for the season. The Stonewall Uprising was set off by one particular police raid on June 28, 1969, at the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village. The ensuing clashes between police and LGBTQ+ protesters stretched over six days and became a key turning point in the struggle for the civil

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Week In Music

Tuesday — @News Cafe, Dogwalker, TNT, Innervisions, Posthumous Obsession @Alchemy, Sarah Shook and the Disarmers @Nick-A-Nee’s, Marty Ballou and Friends, George Leonard @Myrtle, Roy Ben Bashat Wednesday — @AS220 Main Stage, Robert Bushinsky, Dirty Genes, Johnnie G and the Royalty @Myrtle, the Weisstronauts @Nick-A-Nee’s, New Grown Ups @News Cafe, Tar, Two Boys Kissing, Watch Your

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Deadline For RISCA Artists’ Grants

Paint it black. The Rhode Island State Council for the Arts (RISCA) reminds artists that the July 1 submission deadline for two of its programs approaches. The process can seem overwhelming (nobody becomes an artist because they love paperwork) but there is online support available for applicants. Learn about the RISCA grant program here. Opportunities

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Portuguese Festival At District Park

The Rhode Island Day of Portugal celebration kicked off today at the State House with the usual speechifying, but the fun really starts Saturday at 5pm when the Day of Portugal Heritage Festival sets up in District Park. The festivities continue on Sunday when the parade kicks off at 2pm on Smith Street in front

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