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Where we’re Soakin’ In The Last Rays of Summer

This is seriously the best time of year to enjoy all the lasts of the season – in the form of late summer and early fall produce! Amazingly, we have some pretty special restaurants right here in downcity that regularly take advantage of the local bounty. Here’s where we’re savoring summer’s last rays. Gracie’s Gracie’s…

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Wild World of Ak Pop-Up at Queen of Hearts

Queen of Hearts and Modern Love is hosting a pop-up event for Allison Kirwin’s Wild World of Ak! Of course, some of you may already know Allison from visiting the shops or from Instagram. This Saturday, from 12-6pm, Queen of Hearts features her sass-filled kitsch designs. Allison is based in East Providence, RI and graduated from Salve…

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Ask Eno: What’s Grand Cru?

Dear Eno, What does “Grand Cru” mean on a Champagne bottle? – Jim   Dear Jim, “Grand Cru” on a Champagne label indicates that the particular bottling is made entirely from grapes that come from Grand Cru villages. This is a marker of higher quality grapes (and therefore higher prices). Grand Cru Champagnes tend to…

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This Week at Aurora: 9.25.17

As programming winds down at Aurora, we’re sharing highlighted events at the beginning of every single week! Here’s what we’re looking forward to.   Free Show this Monday (today!) vudu sister • leiko • seatbelt :: Sept 25th :: 9pm Gentle moody magic. Indulge in some velvety dark folk tunes and penetrating vocals.     Tuesday…

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This Weekend: Doors Open RI Festival: Indowncity Highlights

This Saturday the Doors Open RI Festival will give you free behind-the-scenes access to 20+ amazing places across Providence. Here’s some highlights Indowncity is looking forward to!   Micro Unit at the Providence Arcade :: 130 Westminster Street :: 10am-3pm As if walking along the balconies of the Arcade wasn’t neat enough already, now you’re invited…

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Ellie’s Bakery: Seasonal treats

All Photos by J Wessel Photography. Adapted from the blog post Ellie’s Early Autumn Menu Melodies featuring new seasonal treats. The start of a new season means new updates to the breakfast and lunch menus at Ellie’s! These seasonal treats created by Executive Chef Matt Varga of Gracie’s are a delicious reflection of the bounty of…

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New Fall Book Releases at Symposium

As life moves indoors with the change of seasons, it can be tempting to idle away your free time with your smartphone. This year though, we’re looking forward to sinking into these new fall book releases over at Symposium. What about you?   What is the nature of space and time? How do we fit…

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Ask Eno: What The Heck is a Comet Vintage?

Dear Eno, What in the heck is a “Comet Vintage”? – Shawna   Dear Shawna, A “Comet Vintage” is a super great vintage!   This term denoting an extraordinary wine vintage originates from 1811 in France when a comet appeared before that year’s harvest. This is still considered the most famous comet vintage of them…

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