Downtown

‘Silence Of The Lambs’ MotB

(7.21) To paraphrase Muriel Spark — for those who like this sort of thing, this is the sort of thing they like. This week’s Movies on the Block is the 1991 crime horror “The Silence of the Lambs.” From Rolling Stone, The brutality in Silence leaves you shaken because it’s meant to seem painful instead …

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Downtown Loft/Condo Tour

(10.17) Ever thought of living downtown? Many of Providence’s swellest old buildings have been converted to residential use. Check 11 different options this Saturday at the Downtown Providence Living Tour. (Seen here are the micro-lofts at Arcade Providence.) This year, the tour will feature The 903, Arcade Providence, Avalon at Center Place, Conrad building, George C. …

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WaterFire

(7.12) Full 80-brazier lighting tonight. Tonight on the Music Stage at the corner of Steeple and Canal — Sidy Maiga. WaterFire guests are invited to stop by from 7:00PM – 11:30PM and listen to African rhythms featuring  local master percussionist and djembe player, Sidy Maiga and band AfriManding. Sidy Maïga is a master percussionist from Bamako, Mali, …

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Burnside Park

Downtown Music And Beer Garden Thursdays

(6.26) This Thursday marks the return of the Trinity Brewhouse beer garden and live music in Burnside Park, brought to you by the Downtown Providence Parks Conservancy. From the Facebook event page, Every Thursday this summer, Burnside Park will be transformed into your favorite restaurant, your family outing, your afternoon date, and your patio bar. …

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Last Day For Skating At The Providence Rink

(3.23) Sunday, March 23rd, is the last day of the ice skating season at the downtown skating rink. Did you know that helmets are available for children free of charge in the skate rental office? Simply ask the attendant. . . . hats, gloves, gators (neck warmers), and hand warmers for sale at the ticket …

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“Before I Die . . .”

Hmm, too late for babies . . . this is either going to involve the Northern Lights or cronuts. Mayor Angel Taveras joined city planners Thursday to announce a three-year, citywide demonstration program called PopUp Providence. The installation of two “Before I Die” chalkboard walls, where passers-by can share their ‘bucket-list’ wishes. This project was …

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Arcade Providence Apartments

Interesting piece in The Atlantic Cities about the upcoming Arcade apartments with pictures and a model of the micro-units. Developer Evan Granoff has transformed the upper two floors into 48 apartments, thirty-eight of which are micro — between 225 and 450 square feet. (Complete floor plans can be seen at The Arcade Providence website.) Atlantic …

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Craftland Holiday Party

(11.30) This event is kind of a scene. Check out the 11th Annual Craftland Show Opening Party, . . . a quirky holiday sale located in downtown Providence, featuring an eclectic assortment of fine crafts and cutting-edge handmade items by local and national artists. This year, of our 170 independent crafters, we’re presenting the work …

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Craftland Kicking Things Off

Craftland kicks off its 11th annual holiday show on Friday, November 23 with thousands of gifts for everyone on your list. Half of the 170 artists featured in this year’s show are local to the area. Their work includes everything from . . . handmade housewares and masterfully-crafted handbags, to adorable stuffed animals, cozy crocheted …

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RISD Collab On Westminster

We finally stopped into 204 Westminster Street to see what was going on in there. Part art space, part materials up-cycling center, and all RISD student-run, the EXPOSÉ/2NDLIFE Space is where students and community can meet and collaborate. 2NDLIFE is where RISD students and community members can trade, donate, or exchange materials and supplies. Manager …

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Providence Street Painting Festival — Chalk Talk

(9.29) The 13th Annual Providence Rotary Street Painting Festival downtown at the Bank of America skating rink is scheduled for Saturday from noon to 9pm. Artists are given artist-grade pastel chalk, water and either a 4’x4′ or 8’x8′ plot on the cement floor of the rink. At 6:30pm a panel of judges will hand out …

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