Thayer Street

Silent Movie Screening And Book Signing At What Cheer

(6.15) Interesting event at What Cheer Antiques and Vintage:  Trav S. D., author of “Chain of Fools,” will screen two silent films — Harold Lloyd’s 1919 “Don’t Shove” and Buster Keaton’s 1923 “The Baloonatic” — leading a discussion and providing insights and context. I confess I’m not the hugest fan of the silent movies, but

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Live In-Store At What Cheer Antiques

(4.6) Daphne Lee Martin will perform at What Cheer Antiques Saturday afternoon with special guest Daniel Chase. Dig Boston had this to say about her new cd “Moxie,” Moxie takes classic instrumentals—guitar riffs, banjo solos—and mixes them with very modernized (very electronic) sounds, like synthesizers and samples. But what really steals the metaphoric show is

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‘Meet The Author’ Saturday At What Cheer

Head over to What Cheer Antiques and Vintage Saturday at noon for a special event. Jake Austen (RISD ’92) will be reading from his latest book “Darkest America: Black Minstrelsy from Slavery to Hip-Hop,” a survey of the uncomfortable but fascinating topic of African Americans who performed in blackface minstrel shows in the 1800s, and

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257 Thayer Apartment Building — Discussion/Presentation

Two opportunities coming up next week to learn about the proposed Gilbane apartment building/student housing on Thayer Street. The College Hill Neighborhood Association has announced the following; 7pm, Monday, April 9th, Hope High School — PLANNING DEPARTMENT DISCUSSION ON GILBANE PROJECT Join Councilman Sam Zurier for a panel discussion will that will include Robert Azar

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New Apartment Building For Thayer Street?

Head over to Greater City: Providence and join a discussion of Gilbane’s proposed apartment building facing on Thayer Street (between Euclid, Brooks and Meeting Streets). While obviously aimed at the Brown University population, the apartments will be available to the general public. The plan includes an interior courtyard with a fireplace. You can see here

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Knitters Meet At Blue State — Wednesdays

Knitters are invited to Blue State Coffee on Wednesdays at 6pm. This is an informal gathering of crafty people who share tips and know-how and get to work on their various projects in cordial surroundings. Coffee, tea, baked goods and more are all on sale at the cash register right next to the tip jar.

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National Coffee Day — It’s Good For You

Never had a cup of coffee? What better day to start your habit than on National Coffee Day. There are many wonderful coffee shops in Providence; for instance, one might drop by the Blue State Coffee Shop at Thayer and Cushing streets. Pictured here is their awesome new ceramic tip jar produced at Weirdgirl Creations

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Readings/Book Signings Weds And Thurs

The Brown Bookstore has back-to-back reading and book signing events this evening and tomorrow afternoon. According to the bookstore website the event location is the bookstore window. Seems odd to put it that way, as if one might opt to view the spectacle from the safety of the sidewalk, in case the rare and endangered

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