Embrace The Facade — Concert And Film Screening

(8.20) What would H.P. Lovecraft, architecture critic, have made of The Facade? One Ms. Archer writes, “Lamenting  the decay and destruction of American Colonial buildings, [Lovecraft] uses these dilapidated buildings as a symbol of horror and the sublime.” Safe to say, this gutted Georgian Revival can be filed under “symbol of horror” and greed and stupidity. (Although the term vapor-scraper, the type of tower planned for the site, does have a Lovecraftian ring to it.)

Having said that, The Facade is on the verge of becoming a much-beloved thing, like the always-open railroad bridge. The site proved to be an excellent setting for music, projections, and beer, last June for the Providence Experience. So we might as well embrace it.

Thursday Night: The Facade Lot will become part of the NecronomiCon Providence scene with live music and a Lovecraft film. (Facebook event)

7pm – Alec K. Redfearn & the Eyesores
7:55pm – secret film shorts
8:15pm – Alec Redfearn, set two
9:15pm – CALL OF CTHULHU 10th anniversary screening!
10:00 – BIG NAZO Intergalactic Band
11:10 – Frank Difficult closer / video mashup

There will be a 21+ beer garden, featuring Narragansett Beers (including the very last of the Lovecraft Honey Ale, and plenty of the Olde Innsmouth Ale), and a very fitting “Festival” themed fire roast to feed your cultist belly.

The facade is directly adjacent to the Providence Arcade, home of the Lovecraft Arts & Sciences store. New Harvest Coffee & Spirits will be serving coffees, cocktails, and treats.

Free, 7pm to 11:30pm, Thursday, August 20, Facade Lot, 35 Weybosset Street, (directions)




2 thoughts on “Embrace The Facade — Concert And Film Screening”

  1. Clearly! My apologies. I have no idea why I jumped to that conclusion. In town for the festivities I hope.

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