St. Patrick’s day is this weekend and you know Providence has your favorite bars, parades and more.
ST. PADDY’S CONCERT & DANCE WITH THE GNOMES
Saturday, Mar 16 7:00p to 11:00p
Roots Cultural Center
St. Paddy’s Celebration on March 16th with The Gnomes performing their world folk fusion with Irish Stepdancers and Special Guests. Gotta bring your dancing shoes!
TRINITY BREWHOUSE BLOCK PARTY
Prepare yourselves for a two-day block party on Saint Patrick’s Day weekend! Find us under the big tent outside of the restaurant.. we won’t have a pot of gold, but we will have kegs of beer.
DJ DOX ELLIS 5pm-7pm
AARON CLEMONS 9:15pm-1am
BORN CASUAL 12pm-4pm
THE SILKS 6pm-8pm
DEVINE’S DINER(traditional Irish music) 9pm-12am
Guinness and Trinity Brewhouse beer on tap, Irish coffee and corned beef and cabbage. Free entry
PROVIDENCE ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE
Celebrate the Irish Heritage in our city with the Providence St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Beginning at the RI State House and winds through the Smith Hill neighborhood. The parade follows the St. Patrick’s Day 5K, which begins at 11:15 a.m.
March 17, 2013
Location: Smith Hill
Address: Smith Street, Providence, RI 02903
Times: 11:15 a.m.
If block parties aren’t your style, visit your local favorites. The Eddy has just been nominated for best cocktail bar by the providence phoenix 2013. AS220 is another option. March 16 enjoy Irish Traditional Music at FOO(D) & The Bar at AS220. The folks from Devine’s Diner will host this popular session at AS220 on Saturdays from 4-7 pm. Come downtown for dinner at the cafe or just grab a drink and listen to the tunes.
If you’re planning a private shindig try these cocktails. Eno has all the options you’d ever want and is our top choice for St. Patrick’s Day cheer.
Green Whiskey Smash
1/2 lime, cut into small wedges
1/4 cup diced cucumber
5 sprigs fresh mint, plus more for garnish
2 ounces whiskey
4 ounces cold limeade (I like Newman’s or Simply Limeade)
Combine the lime, cucumber and mint in the bottom of a glass and muddle to release the juices. Fill the glass with ice and pour in whiskey. Top off with limeade. Garnish with fresh mint and a wedge of lime or cucumber wheel. Can also be multiplied and served as a punch.
Irish Coffee Recipe
1.5 ounces Jameson Irish Whiskey
1 ounce brown sugar syrup (one part brown sugar and one part water)
Hot brewed coffee
Unsweetened cream, lightly whipped garnish
Add the whiskey and syrup to an Irish coffee glass and fill two-thirds of the way with coffee. Top with one inch of whipped cream.
The Irish Julep
1.5 ounces of Jameson Irish Whiskey
¼ ounce of Averna Amaro
½ ounce of simple syrup
6 mint leaves
1 mint sprig
1/2 ounce of water
Muddle mint leaves, simple syrup, and water in a highball glass.
Add crushed ice and Jameson Irish Whiskey
Float Averna Amaro on top and garnish with mint sprig.
Have a great time and drink responsibly. Hope your weekend is filled with the luck of the Irish!
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Everyone loves a great meal but what would dinner be without dessert! With Ellie’s in the neighborhood our sweet tooth is going crazy…macarons, pastries, cake…you name it, we’re craving it. So instead of appetizers and drinks, go for wine and dessert this weekend.
Ellie’s & ENO – Get some pastries, a bottle of fine wine and have a cozy night in. Make it a date or have a party. Shop their fab selection of Mendiants, Cookies, Tarts and so much more. If you’re planning a small get together, you can place an order and use this order form.
Gracie’s uses only the best ingredients that make each dish amazing…
caramelized pecan tuile, red currants, salted caramel ice cream
Gracie’s Crème Brûlée
madagascar vanilla bean
Tasting Of Ice Creams And Sorbets
chef’s preparation, inspired daily
Artisan Cheese Plate
chef’s selection of cheese with accoutrements
English Sticky Toffee Pudding
roasted cranberries, candied ginger, sweet cream
Valrhona Chocolate Fallen Torte
toasted almond ice cream, cherry gastrique, cocoa nib brittle
Ice Cream Terrine
pumpkin, chai, & salted caramel ice cream, pumpkin ganache, roasted pumpkin seeds, gingersnap brittle
Spiced Pear Brioche Bread Pudding
smoked maple & golden raisin compote, walnut cream
Warm Chocolate Cake
with a molten raspberry chocolate center, malt ice cream
Hidden Honey Crème Brulee
local comb honey is baked into the bottom of these custards
Fresh Berry Crostata
assorted berries are tossed with orange zest and rum and baked into a tart shell, sweet basil chantilly cream
hot espresso poured over house made espresso gelato and
chocolate sauce served with a shortbread cookie
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Bring in the new year with family, friends and a day filled with great events. This year is the 10th Bright Night event and there are so many artists contributing. There are great family-friendly activities during the day and night life for the adults starting at 6pm. From noon to 5pm, bring the kids to see a magic show or go to the RIAFAS Antique Firetruck exhibit.
Tickets are on sale and are $15 in advance for adults or $20 the day-of the festival. Kid Tickets: $10 any time and if you buy 3 you get the 4th free!
Here are a few events that the kids will love:
Bruce James The Comedian Hypnotist (+ evening show!)
Bruce Kalver’s Magic Show
Creative Chica Face-Painting
Laughletics: Competitive Improv
Marvelous Marvin’s Circus Workshop
RIAFAS Antique Firetruck Display Exhibit
RI Museum of Science & Art Activity Tables
Click here to see all the day-event listings.
Then for the adults, grab your friends to enjoy the night-life events. Get drinks, dance and get ready to count down to 2013.
AS 220 Criss Cross Orchestra
Black & White Band
Family Friendly Improv (BYOI)
The Rice Cakes
and so many more..
Bright Night ticket-holders also have access to:
The Coffee Cup – Indoor Auto Racing at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center (Tickets are only $10 with your Bright Night Bracelet)
RI New Year’s Eve 3rd Annual World Masquerade Ball
New Years’ Eve at The Roots with Joshua2 & The Dark Horses
New Years’ Eve at AS220 with The Viennagram, Atlantic Thrills and The Kid & The Wolf (FREE admission with your Bright Night Bracelet)
Ice Skating at the Bank of America Skating Center ($1 off admission and $1 off rentals with your Bright Night Bracelet)
Food Trucks & Fun in Kennedy Plaza
For the whole list of artists and evening events click here… If you want to volunteer it isn’t too late! In exchange for four hours of your time, you will receive a VIP pass to the entire event, good all day and at every location. The event runs from 12pm to Midnight on New Years Eve. Please contact Kellie Donovan, the volunteer coordinator or visit their website if you have any questions.
And don’t forget to stop by your favorite bars and grab some drinks too…
The Salon – All out with DJ No Go Go and Nick Bishop. 10pm. 21+, No cover. The boys ALWAYS throw a good great party.
Aspire – 5-course menu with Live entertainment. Chef Krol has made a special NYE menu. Wine pairing available. Call 401.521.3333 to make reservations.
Gracie’s – “Midnight in Spain – New Year’s Eve 2013″. Call 401.272.7811 to make reservations. Gracie’s is going to pull out all the stops for tonight.
Tazza Caffe – New Years Eve with Tazza. All Weekend Long. Yes! New Years Eve Specials. Call 401.421.3300 to make reservations.
The Dorrance – The Dorrance & Chifferobe Present James Bond 007 New Year’s Eve Bash. Bond Girl, villain, and black tie attire is encouraged. 10pm.
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Movies on the Block is back for it’s 6th season! Grab some food and drink at Tazza Caffe, bring a beach blanket and chairs, tell your friends, and head down to Westminster St. to watch your favorite movies under the stars! Always FREE! Movies start at dusk.
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Have you ever wanted to take a class, but never made the time? This year is definitely the year to change that. There are so many different places to take classes or even just learn something at Trivia Night.
1) Trivia Night – 9pm – 11pm at The Salon
2) Blue Q pencil case – Homestyle
3) Jounals – Homestyle
4) Providence Wine Academy – Enjoy their 1st ‘Evening With Beer’ event on Thursday, September 13th, 2012 at 6:30pm. The evening will be hosted by Joe Grotto, a representative from Smuttynose Brewing Company. Taste 10 beers, 5 from their Full Time or Seasonal Beers and 5 from their ‘Big Beer’ Series. Light appetizers from Flan Y Ajo will accompany the beers. This event is 21+ and $20 per ticket. You can buy a ticket here, it’s first come first serve basis, so get them before they’re gone.
5) AS220 has so many classes, some during the night and some on the weekends. They have silkscreening, letterpress, photography and even fitness classes. A few that caught our eye were their Intro To Digital Photography, Media Arts Lecture Series and Open Life Drawing. Want to get all the details? Visit them here.
6) Little Man Tote – the perfect size for a small notebook, iPad, art supplies, whatever your on-the-go class needs are. You can find this tote and all different ones at Craftland.
7) The Spa – Become a make-up pro with their Make-Up Lessons. Learn all the tips and tricks using Jane Iredale Paraben products at The Spa. Get together with the girls and spend a day finding out ways to become your own make-up artist.
8 ) Fabrica Colored Pencils – Homestyle.
9) Craftland has this awesome School of Craft program, where for a night you can learn the basics to jump start your own craft projects. Learn to Knit – Thursday, September 13th, 6pm – 8pm and Crochet for Beginners – Saturday, September 15, 11am – 1pm. Sign up for classes here.
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House hunting can be tough, especially finding the perfect place in the city. The Westminster Lofts makes the search and choice so easy. How can you say no to these gorgeous spaces?
Starting at $1250 in the Peerless Building (pictures shown above) you can be living in the lap of luxury, with hardwood floors, gourmet kitchens, spacious living and those amazing window views!There’s a Washer/dryer in every Loft and you have access to the stellar roof deck. Perfect for summer lounging with a cocktail and friends.
You need a place to park? The Westminster lofts has three options for you, basement garage in the building, the Biltmore Garage and Grant’s Block. They even offer a furnished option if you want to move in without worrying about all that goes into your apartment. They can provide furniture, cable, internet, all the amenities you need. And with a full property management team there for all your maintenance needs, you won’t ever have to worry. The Westminster Lofts really makes moving as easy as 1,2,3.
The location alone is enough to make anyone swoon. Right on the best shopping street in the City, you have everything you need at your doorstep. Want to get a tour for yourself? Call the Peerless leasing office at 401-276-1155. You can find more information about the Peerless building or their other residential buildings here.
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We all can agree, backyard BBQs are sure to have a Bocce game going on and it’s always fun. So why not join The Providence Downcity Bocce League and enjoy playing every week! They meet weekly for evening matches at the Bocce court in Grant’s Block. Teams range in skill level, so the competition is more light-hearted than cut-throat. The season runs from May to September with matches starting at 5pm and 6pm. Spectators are always welcome so grab your friends and cheer from the sidelines!
Want to find out more? Click here to get sign up information and all the info on the PBDL.
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It’s not too late to jump on the latest styles this summer. So go out, enjoy the day and go on a small shopping spree.
ONE – Wharf – Jungmaven T-Shirt in orange and mustard. TWO – Clover – Maiden Noir shorts. THREE – Clover. FOUR – Queen of Hearts. FIVE – Clover. SIX – Queen of Hearts Pretty Snake Tote and Homestyle Reef Tote. SEVEN – Queen of Hearts. EIGHT – Wharf men’s Concorde Sunglasses and Queen of Hearts women’s Contessa Sunglasses. NINE – Clover . TEN – Queen of Hearts. ELEVEN – Wharf
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10pm: DJ Dox Ellis at The Salon. No cover, 21+.
The Salon, 57 Eddy St.
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If you didn’t already know, Providence Restaurant Weeks is a major event that lasts from July 8 to the 21st. Your favorite restaurants participate and set up a special menus for it. Three-Course, Prix Fixe Lunch $14.95 and Three-Course, Prix Fixe Dinner $29.95. Just to name a few, Aspire, Bravo, Gracie’s, Hewtin’s Dogs, Local 121 and Tazza will be participating. If you want to know more about what’s in store for these tasty weeks, check out Go Providence.
We also found a few menu’s for you to get excited about. So take a look, get your apetite ready, and enjoy the culinary-filled weeks ahead.
Gracie’s will be closed from Sunday, July 1st through Wednesday, July 11th. They will be participating during the following dates: Thursday 7/12 – Saturday 7/14. Tuesday 7/17 – Saturday 7/21. Tuesday 7/24 – Saturday 7/28. To find out the hours of all the participating restaurants and more info, visit Go Providence.
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