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Eagles Eating Seagulls — Swan Point Cemetery

(1.27) Join the RI Sierra Club at the Swan Point Cemetery on the East Side of Providence for an unconventional outing. When the Blackstone river freezes over, seagulls huddle together in the unfrozen water surrounding a local waste water treatment plant that you can see from Swan Point cemetery. These seagulls act as easy prey …

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Get Your Spring On — Saturday Hike In The Great Swamp

If you’re regretting that it’s almost Memorial Day and you still haven’t taken that awesome hike you’ve been meaning to, join RI Sierra Club on their annual Vernal Pools outing down in the Great Swamp this Saturday (May 26) afternoon led by Sierra Club’s own Abel Collins. You can meet at the Great Swamp parking …

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Whips, Chains, And Leather For The Holidays, Oh My

From Damian Ewens: This Thursday night, Firehouse13 founder and burgeoning fashion designer Nick Bauta, collaborates with Mike Rinaldi and Joan Wyand for a first time show of Nick’s wild new pieces. Think sexy industrial leather dominatrix, meets lace infusion with Olneyville punk knitting. Music by DJs Dave Allyn and Damian Ewens, aka Unkle Thirsty and …

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Monohasset Mills Holiday Sale — Saturday

This post is a bit on the early side, but if Black Friday got you down, and you’re wondering how you can make your own holiday shopping meaningful and cool, check out the Monohasset Mills Holiday Sale this Saturday from 2pm to 6pm. From Damian Ewens, surfer/artist/educator/DJ and recently poppa: Monohasset Mill is Providence’s most …

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Best Book EVAH — The Visual Miscellaneum

As a long time fan of Tufte, and one time cartoonist, I was instantly addicted to David McCandless’ new visual styling in The Visual Miscellaneum: A Colorful Guide To The World’s Most Consequential Trivia. Some of today’s most difficult issues to digest, let alone agree upon, such as the evolution of dance or rock music, …

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Creative Citizens Call For A “Creative” Creative Capital

Bill Mott, social enterpriser (founder of The Ocean Project), committed environmentalist (founder of Providence Green Drinks), and city resident would like to see the city become a little more creative in how it runs the government. Writing for RI’s Future, Earlier this year, Mayor Cicilline unveiled plans designed to make Providence a “creative capital” for …

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Free Screening Of “Tapped” November 10

From ECRI: “Tapped” is a 2009 documentary about the effects of the bottled water industry on America’s economy, environment, and public health.  A coalition of Brown University student groups and the Environment Council of Rhode Island are sponsoring a free, public screening of “Tapped”, November 10 at 8pm in the Salomon Center on the Main …

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Objectified — A Documentary About, Um, Objects

If you geek out about material culture, this is a must see film. Sponsored by the Industrial Design Society of America and scheduled for showing  Tuesday, October 6, at 5pm at Trinity Rep. Free for IDSA members. $10 for students/recent graduates, AIGA (the professional association for graphic design), CNU (Congress for the New Urbanism), and …

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Come Worship Sustainability God, Sustainable Living Fest

Having moved from St. Louis, where our “model” sustainable home was in the city, it has always puzzled me why we had to go such a long way from the urban core in Rhode Island to learn more about how to live sustainably. The Apeiron Institute home in Coventry is worth the trip, and the …

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Chafee The One To Beat In 2010?

No surprise to Rhode Islanders, but notable that the 2010 Rhode Island Governor’s race is already getting some national punditry, from both sides of the political aisle: …there is one independent candidate both parties point to as not just a spoiler, but as a potential winner: Lincoln Chafee, the former Republican senator seeking the governor’s …

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Iron Chef! The Secret Ingredient: Steel

[Postponed to September 19. Good call. Ed.] The Steel Yard continues to impress and amaze with all the arts, culture, production and fun they bring into the world — like that really cool girlfriend or boyfriend who was always full of surprises, and that you regret, to this day, that you didn’t spend more time …

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Mumblecore Jammin’ — Wah Do Dem Providence Premiere

UPDATE: In case of rain, film will be at the Black Rep. So, perfect downtown night. The rain will be come and gone by early evening, returning after midnight. What better night to catch a movie outdoors? Arrive early enough and you can make the seats at Tazza your own cafe cinema. But this isn’t …

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Downtown Canoeing

From the folks at Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council. Take some time to check this out if you can. A rare opportunity to see the city from a completely different perspective, and appreciate how the river used to fit into our economy. This was one of my favorite paddles of all time. WOONASQUATUCKET RIVER PADDLE On …

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And Now For Something Completely Different

Woolly Fair! Wooled of Wheels. We made sure we were home this year for this event, having heard so much of what we missed that it was worse than being sick (repeatedly) when the circus came to town as a kid. Come join the celebratory mayhem of sheer creative fun, our own Little Rhody’s Burning …

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Claydo, Friday night – throw a pot, buy a pot. Colloid with fun.

Another fine event from the Steelyard folks: Remember how fun it was to play with clay?  Relive the magic! Learn to throw, build, and roll while enjoying wine, beer, soda and great music. Friday, June 5th 6:30—10:00pm Admission: $20 Children under 12 years of age: $10 Price of admission includes one drink and all-you-can-eat snacks. …

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