Things to do in Providence

Locale Profiles: The Fertile Underground

Part communal garden, part co-op, part grocery store, part cafe, and entirely local. The Fertile Underground Natural Cooperative is two years strong into its quest to change the way Providence consumes its sustenance. Grocery Store The Fertile Underground’s West End store front is reminiscent of a merger between an organic supermarket and a corner bodega. […]

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Mike D’s Top Five: Can’t Miss Shows of January

1. Saturday, January 11th: Rustic Overtones, Grace and The RSO, Viking Jesus; $10 advance / $12 day of; 7:30 pm doors / 9 pm show; 18+; The Spot Underground. Rustic Overtones are a band that I have enjoyed from afar for what feels like forever. While blending rock, funk and soul isn’t exactly what I look for, they do […]

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Polar Plunges for New Years Day!

At some point in ancient history, a prehistoric attempt to capture the strength and fearsome virility of the ferocious polar bear (in the north – or the fearsome … er, penguin … in the south) led our primitive ancestors to jump into the water in the middle of winter. Remarkably, natural selection never curbed this […]

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Holiday Arts, Crafts, and Bazaars

Buy local this holiday season with some handmade and salvaged gifts The Artists’ Co Op Gallery of Westerly Celebrate the Joy: Art as the Perfect Gift, 7 Canal St, Westerly. Dec 4 – 28 Sharing Small Treasures, 7 Canal St, Westerly. Thru Dec 1. Wed – Sat 11am – 4pm; Sun 1-5pm   […]

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Alt-Nation: Some New Discs and Shows to Bid 2013 Goodbye

Rock in RI: Clarkin’s top shows of December Throwing Muses – Purgatory/Paradise It’s been a decade since Newport’s own Throwing Muses have released a record and Purgatory/Paradise shows that it wasn’t spent being idle.  Purgatory/Paradise is a 32-track record that comes with a book that includes audio commentary and even more tracks!  Because of the […]

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