Providence Fringe Festival

The cavernous WaterFire Arts Center is just one of the venues playing host to the 11th annual FringePVD: The Providence Fringe Festival. The center is also home to local Fringe presenters, the Wilbury Theatre Group, who will be throwing an opening night reception there on Sunday. The schedule of performances will commence on Tuesday. From […]

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New Home Courts On Ninth Street

There is nothing wrong with your basketball court . . . do not attempt to adjust the picture.* Artist Sanford Biggers based his design for the Ninth Street Courts on the quilting patterns which have been inspiring his work over the past decade: Sanford’s interest in specifically African American quilting traditions has been an inroad

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‘Summer Open House’ AS220 Community Studios

(7.13) Head down to the AS220 Community Studios this Saturday for their summer open house — art demos, music, food and drink. You just might be inspired to sign up for one of their many summer workshop offerings including screenprinting, cyanotype, laser and vinyl cutting, woodcut, Lego letterpress, intro to ShopBot, music electronics, photoshop, and

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Weekend In Music

Friday —@News Cafe, Melo Green, Minya, In Lieu of Flowers @AS220 Main Stage, Asphyxia, Avro, Alkaline, Orange Box, Ultraviolet @Fête Lounge, Chris Inperspective, Mizeyesis, more @Nick-A-Nee’s, Mark Cutler and Men of Great Courage @Alchemy, Prince Daddy and the Hyena @the Narrows, (sold out) Peter Wolf @AS220 Black Box, Flavour, Ziggy Gnardust, Crossbite, Badterms, Sullest @the

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Summer Beats At RWP

(7.11) The FirstWorks Summer Beats concert series features Dobet Gnahoré this Thursday at the Roger Williams Park bandstand. The event is free and open to the public. Hailing from Côte d’Ivoire, Dobet is a virtuosic singer, dancer, percussionist, and songwriter who has taken the modern Afropop sounds of her country in exciting new directions. .

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Free ‘Global CAFE’ — The Lindemann

(7.13) Head over to the Lindemann Arts Center Saturday for a free concert experience at Global CAFE (Celebrating Art From Everywhere), curated by local artist, educator, activist, and current Artistic Innovator in Residence, Chachi Carvalho.  Pictured on this poster is headliner, Afro/alt-pop artist, June Freedom. Like Chachi, his roots are planted in the island culture

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School’s Out For The Summer

If there was an official announcement from the Mayor’s office I can not find it, but since he was out recently announcing the start of the summer meal programs, it seems safe to assume that the Providence’s school zone surveillance apparatus has been unplugged for the next two months. State law says: The automated school-zone-speed-enforcement

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CHOP Now Open — Prov Public Library

Walking into CHOP, the new cafe in the Providence Public Library, is a bit disorienting. Like Doctor Who’s TARDIS, it is clearly bigger on the inside than it is on the outside. This “dimensionally transcendental” space easily accommodates a food counter with stools, community tables as well as four-tops and deuces, and (not visible in

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Week In Music

Monday — @Black Lace, Sun Urchins, Spirit Weak, Nathan Thao Band, Time Thief @the Parlour, Natural Element, Upsetta Tuesday — @News Cafe, Lucy M, Never Kevin, Quokul the Wizard, See You Later @Nick-A-Nee’s, Marty Ballou and Friends, George Leonard Wednesday — @Nick-A-Nee’s, Four Bridges Thursday — @Alchemy, Anvil, Adamantis, Pulsifier, A Thousand Autumns @AS220 Main

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Legislative Wrap-Up With Common Cause — Tuesday

This year’s legislative session ended in June with some inexcusable failures; most notably, bills to reform the Coastal Resources Management Commission never even made it out of committee! (The ProJo ran a useful end of the session roundup that breaks down the results.) Back by popular demand! For those who want to learn more about

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Piano Updates — Stay Tuned

Time to look in on the piano that is the subject of the installation “Piano (de)composition.” We first wrote about this last November following several months of weathering and decay. But something recently caught the attention of NBC News reporter Jesse Kirsch who filed this update last Wednesday, at which time activity on our earlier

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‘Food Truck Fridays’ At RWP Carousel Village

The weekend is just beginning; why not head over to the Carousel Village in Roger Williams Park for Food Truck Fridays, running now through September 27th. Food trucks, live music, train and carousel rides (additional cost), and local beer and wine from Trinity Brewhouse (with ID). Attendance is free, tickets are not necessary. Just pay

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Weekend In Music

Friday — @Alchemy, Traverse, Lost Art, Socially Problematic Children, Human Archetype, Will Killmore @the Parlour, Evan Brum and the Royal High, Imposters, Dallas Higgins, Typhoid Mary @Nick-A-Nee’s, Rory and the Blueshounds @AS220 Main Stage, Potters Field, Fatboi Sharif, Pharmakon, Trophy Hunt, Phagocyte, Rectrix, Gyna Bootleg, more Saturday — @the Parlour, LA Nails, Leatherrax, Sons Lunaris

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Full WaterFire — Fourth Of July

(7.4) Celebrate the Fourth of July with the lighting of over 80 flaming and crackling braziers, food, drink, music, and entertainment. This full lighting is set to celebrate Independence Day and will have patriotic theming throughout the event. Onshore programming and vendors open at 6:30pm. In addition to the artist and maker vendors, food fairs

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View ‘Declaration Of Independence’

(7.4) What a heartbreaking history lesson this has become. The irony could not be more painful: Mere days before celebrating the Founding Fathers’ complete break with the British king, our corrupted Supreme Court majority has created an American monarchy. Justice Sotomayor read her dissent from the bench: “The relationship between the President and the people

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