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Remembering a lost neighborhood: An Oral History of Lippitt Hill at Providence Public Library

cover photo sourced from Rhode Island College’s Chet Smolski Collection “It is extremely important to record this history from the people who lived, worked, and played on Lippitt Hill,” Ray Rickman, project director, said, “before it is lost.” Under a special grant from the Heritage Harbor Foundation, STAGES OF FREEDOM, a Providence-based nonprofit, is conducting interviews to…

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Weekend Round Up: 8.25.17

GALILEO performed by Burbage Theatre Co. Aurora :: 276 Westminster Street :: Fri + Sat :: Variable times :: PAY WHAT YOU CAN! Galileo examines the tension between the pursuit of knowledge and the power of official ideology, and is widely considered one of Brecht’s masterworks. In the wake of Copernicus’s discovery that the sun is…

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Weekend Round Up: 8.18.17

  Book Browsing at Symposium 240 Westminster Street :: Fr-Sa 10a-8pm; Su 10am-5pm :: $- $$ Bonus tip: grab a cup of coffee from Small Point Café, curl up on a chair, and test drive these titles about RI we highlighted this week.     The Circus of Love Aurora Providence :: 276 Westminster Street…

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10 things you may not have known about Stir Crazy

Only two more Movies left! Come laugh your laughs at Stir Crazy this Thursday! Starts at sunset, on 260 Westminster Street. 350 Arizona State Prison inmates worked as extras in the film.   The cast and crew had to leave the prison walking in single file every night so the prison guards could ensure that…

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Weekend Round Up: 8.11.17

Go to Faust! 122 Fountain Street :: Closes for good Saturday August 12th ::  4pm-2am :: $$     Downtown Boys/What Cheer duo Record Release at Aurora 276 Westminster Street  :: Friday 11th :: 9:30pm “Yooo!!! We are releasing a new album soon and we wanna have a big party!! Co-presenting this with Our Loving…

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Aurora Closes at the End of October – But Not Without a Bang!

The venue, community meeting spot, and cocktail haven is slated to be closing by the end of October. In the meantime, we’re going to be enjoying every. last. drop. Of all the LECTURES… DANCING… THEATER… MUSIC…   and DRINKS…   …we can possibly manage. Here’s the official statement:   Dear Aurora Family and Friends, We…

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Sidewalk Super Sale on Westminster Street! August 4th + 5th

Massive sales and fun activities, all along Westminster Street between Dorrance Street and Union Street. Here’s what you can look forward to!   HUGE Semi-annual Sale! Up to 70% OFF all seasonal merchandise and more.     Piles and piles of books and vinyl records–and it’s all hot stuff just plucked from the shelves and…

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Charles Allin at Burnside Park Music Series and Beer Garden!

Cover Photo by Rachel Dodd Indowncity is thrilled to announce that we will be sponsoring this week’s Burnside Music Series and Trinity Beer Garden! Jeremy Harris will be performing with his project Charles Allin, an experimental jazz ensemble with New-Agey vibes. Music nerds will know Jeremy Harris from longtime project Lazy Magnet–a prolific enterprise that…

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Weekend Round Up: 7.28.17

Dinner at Kleos 250 Westminster Street :: 4pm-11pm :: Friday July 28th If you need more convincing, check out what we thought when we tried it out last week!     KAYAK RENTALS 10 Memorial Boulevard :: 10pm-6pm Daily :: $30 for 1.5 hours, $45 for 2.5 hours or tandem kayak   Located just steps…

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