Up All Night on the Providence Bar and Club Scene

While it’s easy to imagine that all bartenders, nightclub owners, promoters, DJs and musicians live on Sex, Drugs and Rock ‘N’ Roll Lane, the truth is often a bit less glamorous. There’s a lot of worry to shoulder when you write your own paycheck (and even more so when you’re responsible for the livelihood of various employees). One bad week could bankrupt a large bar or club; a poorly attended show could ruin a reputation. And then there’s the need to stay relevant and in demand.

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A Fashion Collaboration in the Arcade

Local fashion designers Jonathan Joseph Peters (who appeared on season seven of Project Runway) and Jess Abernethy (who has worked under acclaimed American designer Liz Collins) were in the midst of searching for shared retail space when they stumbled upon one building-inithe-works that felt just right: the historic Providence Arcade, America’s oldest indoor shopping mall.

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Q&A: Christina Paxson, Brown University’s President

How are you adjusting to life in Providence?

My family and I are adjusting well, in large part because of the friendliness and openness of Rhode Islanders. Everyone I have met has been exceptionally gracious and welcoming, and not at all reluctant to suggest things to do, places to visit and food to eat. Now all I need is a bit more time to take them up on their suggestions!

Click here to read the complete article in Rhode Island Monthly.

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Nice As Pie

If you see some mice scurrying around the city this month, don’t freak out. They’re probably cast members of Festival Ballet’s The Nutcracker. Based on the story The Nutcracker and the King Of Mice, it tells the tale (no pun intended) of a girl named Clara and her handsome nutcracker prince. $23-85. 8pm December 14, 2pm and 7pm December 15, 1:30pm December 16. 220 Weybosset Street. 421-2787, ppacri.org.

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Naughty As Sin

Who doesn’t get the warm fuzzies upon strolling downtown on Westminster underneath the strings of white lights? Clearly, there’s no better place to conduct a Holiday Mini-Pub Crawl. Just grab a few friends, throw on your sexiest parka, and hit the town. Swing through Tazza for a spiked coffee, Aspire for a Candy Apple Tini and The Salon for an Old Fashioned. You’ll feel warm and fuzzy, no doubt.

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A Celebration of Theatrical Proportions

Providence will regain use of one of its most beloved historic buildings this month as Columbus Theatre reopens its doors for the first time since 2009. Originally founded in 1926, the theatre once featured vaudeville and silent films before expanding its offerings to include other film, music and theatre presentations. In 2009, Columbus was forced to close its doors due to fire code updates.

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An Hour in the Life Of Jessica Ricci

Jess holds Aggie, her beloved Cavapoo

Who: Jessica Ricci

What: Jewelry Designer

When: 3:30pm, Monday, November 12

Where: Her studio at Hope Artiste Village in Pawtucket

Why: We have so much in common it’s sort of frightening
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