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‘The Haunted Palace’ At Rochambeau

(8.22) Head over to the Providence Community Library’s Rochambeau location for a free screening of the 1963 film, “The Haunted Palace,” starring Vincent Price, Lon Chaney Jr., and directed by Roger Corman. The film was inspired by H.P. Lovecraft’s “The Case of Charles Dexter Ward” and a poem by Edgar Allen Poe (fun fact: additional […]

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Boulevard Summer Concert Series Kicks Off

The annual Blackstone Boulevard summer concert series — “In Concert With Nature” — held at the trolley hut kicks off today, Wednesday, June 19, with performances by the Classical High School Jazz Band and the Classical String Ensemble. More information about upcoming concerts at the Blackstone Park Conservancy. Rain dates are the following Wednesday; today

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RI Black Heritage Marks Historical Site

(6.8) The Rhode Island Black Heritage Society is hosting a community event Saturday at 15 Pratt Street to commemorate the state’s first neighborhood recreational/educational center for African Americans, the John Hope Settlement House at its original site. First known as the Crispus Attucks Association during the late 1920’s, the agency was reorganized in 1937 and

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Coral Bourgeois At Cade Tompkins

(3.2) A reception Saturday, March 2nd, from 6pm to 8pm, opens the new exhibit by artist Coral Bourgeois at Cade Tompkins Projects — Life Series: Focus on Hands 2013 — with an additional installation of 1400 black and white and decorative tiles surrounding the works. The images in Life Series depict multiple interactions such as men and

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Double Legacy At Cade Tompkins — RISD Faculty and Alums

Contemplate artists in pairs at “Double Legacy: RISD Masters · RISD Alumni” now through February 23rd at Cade Tompkins Projects. Cade Tompkins Projects is pleased to exhibit an extraordinary body of work created by RISD Faculty and Alumni whose symbiotic relationships have informed their respective careers. The exhibit debuts a curated selection of work at

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New Owner For Clarke Flower Shop

Real estate developer and life-long Providence resident Peter M. Scotti has purchased the Clarke Flower Shops property at 398 Hope Street. An effort in 2011 by the former owner to raze the building and develop a new drive-through coffee shop was abandoned in the face of vehement neighborhood opposition who expressed traffic and safety concerns.

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Hope Street Holiday Stroll

(12.6) Hope Street will be blocked off today between Rochambeau and Sixth Streets for the holiday stroll and pub crawl. This year’s stroll will be HUGE! Musical trolley rides, hay ride, petting zoo, food trucks, fire jugglers, The Extraordinary Rendition Marching Band, tree and wreath sales, Children’s Film Festival Outdoor, blacksmithing, glassblowing, carolling, pictures with

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Photography Exhibit At Pitman BankRI

Check out the new exhibit up now at the BankRI Galleries on Pitman Street — “Construction Zone: High Contrast Photographs by David DeMelim.” Although DeMelim originally attended the University of Rhode Island to study marine biology, he found himself taking art classes, primarily in photography and printmaking. “Pretty soon,” DeMelim says, “I had enough credits

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Hope Street Fest Sunday

Hope Street will be closed to traffic between Fifth and Burlington Streets this Sunday afternoon for Fall Fest. Live music and hay rides ($2). Food trucks and a Grilled Pizza Duel between Pizzico and Blaze Restaurant. “Call Me Maybe” flash mob workshop (Festival Ballet parking lot at 3:15pm). The flash mob itself will take place

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Rubeck Exhibit At BankRI Gallery

A new exhibit “Paintings by Shari Weschler Rubeck” goes up Thursday, August 2, at the BankRI Pitman Street Gallery. Seen here is “Monkey Mess,” mixed media including paint, airbrush, collage, transfer, pen, graphite, and stickers. Through September 5, 137 Pitman Street, Monday through Friday 9am to 7pm, Saturday 9am to 3pm, Sunday noon to 4pm

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