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CANstruction Starts Saturday Morning

Nice cans! From 9am to 11am the mall Skybridge Concourse will play host to six teams of architects and construction professionals for the fourth annual Canstruction® Rhode Island (cool pix of past winners from around the country at their photo gallery). The sculptures will remain on display for two weeks until their “de-canstruction.” On April 14th, more

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Art For Chile Auction Kicks Off Tomorrow

Maya Allison, curator of recently-shuttered gallery 5 Traverse, is teaming up with photographers Frank Mullin and Magaly Ponce for a silent auction and exhibition to benefit victims of the earthquakes and tsunami that have recently affected Chile, where rural areas were deeply devastated and where winter is coming. The pieces being auctioned come from a

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Downcity To Get Another Pointless Parking Lot?

[I meant to post about this earlier, but I’ve been out of town. Sorry for the extremely short notice…] Today at 4:45 the DowncityDesign Review Committee will be hearing a request to demolish the old bank facade at 35 Weybosset Street (next to the arcade, in the Architectual Ruins District.) If you recall, back before

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The Final Loaded!

[youtube]mZpUcp-wgKM[/youtube] Friends, the end is nigh: tomorrow’s LOADED! will be the very last. For almost two years it has been our pleasure to share with you our record collection and to dance and drink away the pain of having worked a whole two days into the week, and we would be honored if you could

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Library, Out Of Branches To Threaten, Now Wants To Close Downtown

About a hundred and twenty library staff are going to get layoff notices this week.  Not that they’re all going to be out of a job, thankfully; the library is starting to transition the nine neighborhood branches to city control (and ultimately, it seems, to the non-profit Providence Community Library, though the mayor hasn’t actually

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AUDITIONS to join Bring Your Own Improv (BYOI)

From Daniel Lee White: Bring Your Own Improv (BYOI), a short-form improv troupe now in its second season, will be holding auditions on Wednesday January 14th and Friday January 23rd at 9:00pm at The Spot on Thayer, 286 Thayer St. Providence, RI. Auditioners are encouraged to come to one or both of the auditions. Please

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New Rule — No More Pictures of Rosie O’Donnell

Oh dear god. These are just random downtown building tops and may or may not be part of the Providence Preservation Society’s Downtown Stroll, but I just have to shove that picture of Ms. O’D in drag down, down, down (no matter how amusing Mr. Roch may be).  Okay, so this PPS event provides a

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Ladies and Gentlemen heed my advice…

…pull down your pants and slide on the ice! (What is that from and why is it in my head?) The Bank of America City Center skating rink opens tonight at 6:00 pm. General admission is $6 for adults, and $3 for seniors and children under 12. Skates can be rented for $4. Discounts are

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Sustainability Print Show!

HEY remember that one time the other day i posted a 4000 pixel wide image on the main page of the PDD because I momentarily forgot (or arguably never knew) how to use a computer??? Yeah that was AWESOME!! I hope I do it NINE MORE TIMES!!! Anyway here’s a charming reminder, with the official

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