FILM

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Last Movies On The Block Screening: Creature Double Feature!

In honor of our last movie of the season, enjoy these amazing photos of make-up genius Jack P. Pierce working on what would become iconic hollywood figures. Scroll down for details on this week’s creature double feature screening! “There are six ways a surgeon can cut the skull, and I figured Dr. Frankenstein, who was…

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Feeling Bookish?

With school back in full swing, we can’t help but feel a little left out of all that intellectual enrichment. So, we picked out some meaty, yet entertaining books from Symposium. Let us know what you think in the comments!

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Rhode Island International Film Fest: Indowncity Picks

Short films are not only a way for a filmmaker to experiment with aesthetic and theme, they also provide an opportunity for those with varied tastes. Viewers get to experience the zeitgeist of film without the time commitment it would take to see all of the features within a festival. This year, the RI International…

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Lemonade Screening at Aurora Providence

Cool off with THE Lemonade–Beyoncé’s visual album which has swept up the nation.     Join Dr. Renee Hobbs and Ph.D. candidate Jillian Belanger as they take a bite into the rich symbolism and cultural context of LEMONADE.  After screening the 60 minute visual/musical work, a discussion will be led by the two URI affiliates. Participants from…

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Weekend Round Up: Downcity Picks for 6.24.16

Here it is folks–your formula for the perfect weekend.   Friday Eat a light dinner, then dance the night away.   Start the evening off with some fresh oysters, cheese plate, and crispy brussel sprouts with your crew at Red Fin Crudo + Kitchen. Some great Spanish rosé will help to lubricate for DJ Nick Hallstrom’s…

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Weekend Round-up: Indowncity’s Guide to PVDfest

Thursday  Friday   Saturday     11am The Providence Flea on Westminster Street  Focussing on artists, artisans and makers, this curated street fair will consist of over 50 vendors, with a smattering of vintage sellers as well.       4pm Washington & Beverly Streets Using a 100-year-old coal forge, Providence’s the Steel Yard will…

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#MOTB starts this week

…And so it begins! Bring your lawn chairs or a blanket and set up camp to enjoy WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER (2001) Movies on the Block is FREE and open to the public. Films begin precisely at sunset on Thursdays; this week, that’s 8:15. Don’t forget to RSVP on Facebook! For updates on weather and…

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Sol Chariots: Fall in Love with Providence Again!

I hate to say it, but the cold of this late spring seriously affected my mood. The New England weather causes all of us to turn inwards, shielding ourselves against bitter wind and chilly attitudes. Despite my affection for the Downcity restaurants, music, art and vitality–it took a tour from Sol Chariot to remind me why Downtown Providence feels…

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Marc Levitt Screens “WOVEN IN TIME” at Aurora

Aurora presents a very special opportunity to see Marc Levitt’s Film: Woven in Time; The Narragansett Salt Pond Preserve 276 Westminster St. Providence, RI 02903 Saturday, April 16th Film Screening: 5:30pm Q&A with Marc Levitt: 6:30   Marc is a writer, storyteller, educator, radio and TV host, filmmaker and audio artist living in Wakefield, RI and…

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SCRAP TO THE FUTURE: locally made film screens at Aurora

Providence has been dubbed the “Creative Capital” of Rhode Island, and become well known as an under-utilized vacation locale and cultural center. Over the past three years, magazines and newspapers have touted its fantastic food scene, fine art, and musical acts as a surprising draw for “a town many times more creative and cosmopolitan than…

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