Events:

  • Mike Finoia

    A writer for TruTV’s “Impractical Jokers,” host of the podcast “Amigo’s with Mike Finoia” and a regular on Sirius XM’s “The Bonfire” on Comedy Central Radio.

    September 18 @ 7:30 pm - September 19 @ 9:30 pm
  • Wild Nights Late Summer Saturday

    With the band Wild Nights (see what they did there?).

    September 19 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Diablogato & Shore City

    Punk.

    September 19 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Fall Out of Summer Festival

    Artists’ Exchange closes down Rolfe Square to celebrate the close out of summer.

    September 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Dear Providence, Hope & Healing through the Arts

    Speakers, poets and music at the idyllic Temple of Music, addressing the issues of the day (and these days have many issues).

    September 20 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Beatle Jazz Brunch

    Led by bass player Nate Beauvais and features various musicians from the RI area.

    September 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Old Time Lounge

    Monthly interactive jam session around old time music.

    September 20 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 4:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until November 15, 2020

  • Sunday Afternoon Heavy Rescue

    Classic rock and dance music.

    September 20 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Assembly of Food Trucks

    Rolling out the food options.

    September 20 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • New Idol

    Hard rock.

    September 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • We Are Many

    A documentary film about the February 2003 global day of protest against the Iraq War.

    September 21 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • The House Combo

     Spice up your Mondays with live Americana played by an ever-changing roster of musicians. 

    September 21 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 9:00 pm on Monday, repeating until December 31, 2020

  • Brianna White

    Singer-songwriter.

    September 23 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Jared Freid

    Honed at clubs and colleges all over including the Comedy Cellar, Caroline’s, Gotham and Stand Up New York and he headlines regularly at Mohegan Sun.

    September 24 @ 7:30 pm - September 26 @ 9:30 pm
  • Blitzkid

    Crucial in the development and spread of the style of music that came to be known as horrorpunk.

    September 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Craft Bash

    The monthly arts and crafts day returns!

    September 26 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Electro Politics/ Resin Ed

    Outdoor electronic dance jams.

    September 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Dirty Deeds/ Bad Marriage

    Did the first lead to the second? AC/DC tribute and rock.

    September 27 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • The House Combo

     Spice up your Mondays with live Americana played by an ever-changing roster of musicians. 

    September 28 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 9:00 pm on Monday, repeating until December 31, 2020

  • Naticks

    Acoustic music.

    September 30 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Shopping

Homegrown Art: Creativity abounds in this gallery and nursery mash-up

Homegrown is an unexpected oasis on Providence’s East Side. Inside this unassuming building on Gano Street you’ll find airy, white-walled rooms, fragrant with greenery. An elegantly limned hummingbird and vine mural by artist Mary Linberg hovers on the wall above a display table lined with exotic plants and bonzai pots created by artist Paul Olson. […]

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Open/Closed

SAY HELLO Notes Coffee Company: 508 Armistice Blvd, Pawtucket. They held their grand opening on July 17, this java shop is dedicated to melding music with a cafe scene. Industrious Spirits Company: 1 Sims Ave, #103 PVD. iscospirits.com. Providence’s first distillery since the days of Prohibition. They specialize in gin and vodka, with bourbon currently […]

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Get Your Flea Fix!: Providence Flea returns to the great outdoors

If you, like us, have been missing your casual Sunday shop along the river at the Providence Flea, have we got some good news for you! On Sunday, August 2, Providence Flea will begin a 5-week outdoor trial run that welcomes shoppers back to the river. Providence Flea takes safety seriously, and it’s made some […]

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The Skye Is the Limit: Skye Gallery adjusts to life under lockdown

When I visited Skye Gallery on March 7, it was packed – people spilling out onto the sidewalk, voices bubbling and music throbbing inside the brightly lit reception for DIVINE 2020. On April 29, Jonny and I faced each other across a white table in the back room, masks in place while keeping a careful […]

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Getting Creative: Outsider Collective showcases work of artists with differing abilities

Outsider Collective is a newly established non-profit art gallery storefront/studio space located at Hope Artiste Village in Pawtucket. They currently have 35 artists with pieces showcased at the studio, including paintings on canvas, drawings, framed and slip-sleeved artwork, pillows, mugs, cartoons, poem books, calendars, stickers, t-shirts, buttons and music CDs (debut album of Angry Skull). […]

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Pop One Open in Style: Crandon Whitsitt-Lynch and the art of wax casting

Students at Rhode Island College (RIC) may recognize alumni Whitsitt-Lynch as the school’s building technician, but after hours, this former pupil uses his BFA in printmaking skills in the studios of the facility he manages. It is hard not to notice what Whitsitt-Lynch accomplishes in these off hours: beautifully crafted metal bottle openers. And they […]

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A Conversation with Riffraff Cofounders Emma Ramadan and Tom Roberge

On December 7, Riffraff bookstore and bar (60 Valley St. #107A, PVD) celebrated its second anniversary (see story motifri.com/riffraffturns2. Sean Carlson interviewed cofounders Emma Ramadan and Tom Roberge for Motif. Sean Carlson (Motif): What duos or tag-teams have you admired? Any parallels you see in yourselves? Emma Ramadan: I greatly admire husband-wife translator teams, such […]

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