ARTS + CULTURE

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Book of the Month Pick: March 2019

We’re excited to launch a Book of the Month program with Symposium Books & Records! Each month, we’ll suggest a book we think you might like. Our inaugural book is Tenemental: Adventures of a Reluctant Landlady by Providence resident Vikki Warner. InDowncity followers can save 10% on the monthly pick when you: Mention InDowncity at…

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Shake Off the Winter Blues in Providence

Winter got you down? There’s plenty to do (and eat) in Downcity in February! WHERE TO STAY If you’re traveling to Providence or you’re a local looking for a weekend staycation, we love The Dean Hotel‘s mix of style and simplicity, and the location can’t be beat. WHERE TO SHOP Browse unique shops along historic…

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The Cove Pop-up Shop Opens on Nov 15

The Cove holiday pop-up shop opens on Thursday, Nov. 15th at 233 Westminster Street! The shop is a collaboration of local organizations that work with adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities through art making and skill building. Read more about the project here. The Cove features paintings, ceramic bowls and dishes, handmade ornaments, greeting cards, wood…

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Celebrate Downcity Returns on Dec 1

Join us for a cheerful day downtown, featuring: FREE Polaroid photos with Santa and a selfie snow globe in Grant’s Block (260 Westminster Street) What Cheer spinning holiday vinyl for your enjoyment while you stroll Westminster Street Festive drinks from Little Bitte Artisanal Cocktails inside the pop-up holiday shop The Cove Hot cocoa, eggnog and…

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A Splash of History Comes to the Biltmore Garage

Have you been down Washington Street downtown recently? If so, you might’ve noticed a colorful new mural inside the Biltmore Garage, located at 51 Washington Street, next to Ellie’s Bakery. The vibrant mural was painted by local artist Buck Hastings in collaboration with Cornish Associates, and blends various pieces of Providence’s downtown history, like Luke’s…

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ParisParisParis! + Friends Pop-Up Gallery

The pop-up art show ParisParisParis! + Friends is running on Westminster Street downtown through August 28, with an opening reception every Friday evening. “Every week there’s a new show, with a whole new vibe and world of art,” said Paris, the show curator and a gallery assistant at AS220. Paris wanted to create a free…

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Pulp Fiction: Did You Know?

Movies on the Block returns with cult classic Pulp Fiction on Thursday, July 19. Did you know these pieces of film trivia? 1. The F word is used 265 times.   2. Jules’ famous and oft-quoted Bible passage was actually made up by Quentin Tarantino and Samuel L. Jackson. Only the final two lines come from Ezequiel…

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Movies on the Block: Pulp Fiction

Movies on the Block returns to downtown Providence on Thursday, July 19th with cult classic Pulp Fiction. Head downtown, go for a stroll along historic Westminster Street, then join us starting at 6:30 p.m. for food, drinks and tunes.   Weenie Wizard will be serving up movie-themed hot dogs and Little Bitte Artisanal Cocktails will be…

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The Big Lebowski: Did You Know?

Movies on the Block returns Thursday, June 21 with The Big Lebowski. Did you know these 15 things about the film? 1. One of the biggest inspirations for The Dude was a real … dude. The Coen Brothers based The Dude character on a man named Jeff Dowd, who helped distribute their first film, Blood…

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10 Reasons We’re Excited for MOTB

Our first Movies on the Block event is coming up on Thursday, June 21! Here are 10 reasons we’re excited… 10. June 21 is the first day of summer and the longest day of the year … what better way to spend it than outside in this beautiful city on a warm night?   9….

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