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"Comedy Connection," wrote the Providence Phoenix, "is our Comedy Central." The winner of the paper's "Best Comedy Club" award for five years running, Comedy Connection lives up to its accolades by populating its stage with a slew of up-and-coming and established comedians. Throughout shows, bartenders sling domestic and imported brews while mixing both basic drinks with Jack Daniels and dessert substitutes, such as s'mores and caramel-apple martinis. Aside from regular standup sets, Comedy Connection?s fundraising program helps members of the community host charitable events that benefit non-profit organizations, youth sports teams, and families in need.
39 Warren Avenue
East Providence,
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At Lucky's Bar & Grille, the crunch from hand-cut french fries and hearty Irish-American pub fare competes with the cheers from sports games on 16 flat-screen TVs. Grilled pizzas brim with locally sourced tomatoes and exotic toppings such as roasted corn and grilled eggplant, and chefs stir macaroni into thick cheddar cheese sauce. On Friday and Saturday nights, live acoustic music echoes off the hardwood floors as bartenders top off pints of 30 varieties of draft beer at the 35-foot granite-top bar.
1175 Warren Ave.
East Providence,
RI
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9th to the Nth is the final concert in the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra's 2009–2010 classical series. Led by acclaimed conductor Larry Rachleff, the longtime music director for the Rhode Island Philharmonic, the orchestra will allegro and adagio its way through the "Stairway to Heaven" of classical music—Ludwig van Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, featuring the acclaimed "Ode to Joy" choral theme and performed with the assistance of the Providence Singers. The Ninth Symphony was Beethoven's final complete symphony, and, at over an hour, it is his longest. In the 186 years since its original premiere, it has gone on to be one of the world's most recognizable non-Ohio Players pieces of music. Also appearing on the "9th to the Nth" program is Decoration Day, written by American composer Charles Ives.
667 Waterman Ave
East Providence,
RI
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The Rhode Island Duckpin Bowlers Association strives to keep its namesake sport alive by hosting duckpin-bowling tournaments at six local alleys. The game cropped up in a Baltimore bowling alley in the summer of 1900, when most ten-pin alleys were closed for warm months to avoid excessive sweating in rental shoes. But at Diamond Alleys, athletes hurled balls through the heat but opted for 6-inch spheres and pins of a diminutive stature. After observing pins that scattered like a flock of ducks, the owners of the lanes dubbed the modified game duckpin bowling. Besides granting players three rolls per turn, duckpin bowling adhered to all traditional rules and grew in popularity until it peaked in 1967, the year inertia was exposed as a myth. Today, the Rhode Island Duckpin Bowlers Association keeps the pastime alive at spots including the Bowling Academy, a historical gem in its own right as the test site of the first automatic duckpin pinsetters.
354 Taunton Avenue
East Providence,
RI
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Munch on tasty pub grub at Merrill Cocktail Lounge. Merrill Cocktail Lounge serves up endless healthy meal options. Seating is readily available at Merrill Cocktail Lounge for those with large parties. No need to dress up for a trip to Merrill Cocktail Lounge — the casual restaurant encourages laid-back attire. Feed the gang at your next get-together with catering from Merrill Cocktail Lounge as well. Drive to lunch or dinner at Merrill Cocktail Lounge and find easy parking in a lot close by or on the street. The grub at Merrill Cocktail Lounge is also a downright bargain — most people can chow down for less than $15.
535 N Broadway
East Providence,
RI
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Treat yourself to the most important meal of the day at Avenue N — this casual breakfast haven is a prime spot for your morning pick-me-up. It s easy to find fare you love at Avenue N, though fat levels are anything but low. For those searching for something other than a beer or cocktail, be sure to scan the wine list. The restaurant also provides TVs in the bar area, so you can stay entertained with your drink of choice. Bring the whole family to Avenue N, where kiddos are welcomed with open arms. The large dining space at Avenue N provides quick and easy seating options for large groups. Avenue N's outdoor seating is available during the warmer months. The crowds come out in force on Fridays and Saturdays, so don't neglect to make a reservation ahead of time. Jeans are just right for a meal at Avenue N, which embraces a casual vibe. For those in a hurry, the restaurant lets you take your meal or snack to go. Call Avenue N for catering if you have a big event coming up. Parking is available at an adjacent lot. Avenue N is a prime location for cyclists to park their bikes and enjoy a bite to eat. A night out here can be a bit pricey, so prepare to shell out a bit more.
20 Newman Ave
Rumford,
RI
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