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‘Fleabag’ At The Avon

(10.6) Tickets are still available for this Sunday’s screening at the Avon of the Phoebe Waller-Bridge award-winning, one-woman show that inspired the BBC’s hit TV series, Fleabag. This is a one-off event produced by National Theater Live. Fleabag may seem oversexed, emotionally unfiltered and self-obsessed, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. With family …

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Indoor Yard Sale At Unitarian Church

(4.27) The annual Antiques & Uniques: Women’s Annual Indoor Yard Sale takes place Saturday at the First Unitarian Church on Benefit Street. The First Unitarian Women’s Alliance is once again sponsoring its now famous Indoor Yard Sale, featuring some antiques, lots of “uniques,” books, jewelry, and hundreds of useful and decorative items at spectacularly low …

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Waves, Holes, Algorithms — Lecture At ICERM

(2.20) The Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics (ICERM) invites the public to a free lecture: Discovering Black Holes and Gravitational Waves: Algorithms and Simulation. If you’ve got the time, they’ve got the space. The equations of general relativity, Einstein’s field equations, are among the most complicated partial differential equations in mathematical physics. …

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Take Action Against Fane Tower

[Update: Postponed one week due to rain.] Volunteers needed. The Providence Preservation Society (PPS), in conjunction with 38 Tower, is organizing a postcard signing campaign for this Saturday. We are still hard at work in our fight against Fane Tower. The Providence City Council’s Zoning Committee voted to DENY a zoning change that would enable the …

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Midnight Basketball League Returns

The Mayor’s office — in conjunction with several local entities interested in focusing the energies of city youth during the summer months — has announced the return of nighttime basketball in the City of Providence. The Midnight Basketball League will consist of 24 teams, meeting in four locations throughout the City. Games will be played …

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Rhode Island Community Food Bank Needs (For Realsies)

I’ve been seeing a “Ten Things Food Banks Need (But Don’t Usually Ask For)” list around the internet as well as in the December issue of RI Local. I drop off food at the RI Community Food Bank every few months, including at their lovely open house where I took these photos a couple weeks …

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Memorial Day

An excellent editorial in the Providence Journal considers the ramifications of the recent scandal at the Department of Veterans Affairs in which government bureaucrats manipulated schedules denying veterans urgently needed medical care. As a result, it appears, some of those veterans we mourn on Memorial Day are people who might still be alive had they …

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