As a wise and talented friend of mine once exclaimed mid-Foo Fest, “Providence is LIT in the summer!”. Two summers ago was my first summer living in the city and it was, in fact, one of the most vibrant, unforgettable, and Lit summers of my life. When the city warms up, the city’s residents warm up to the idea of experiencing the outdoors – the roster of warm weather events only helps us out! Although it is not quite summer yet, we are close enough to that time to start planning! Plus, spring events are still bountiful, and the first one we’ll be talking about is TOMORROW!
Urban Vintage Baazar – April 28th 10am-5pm at the Westminster Arcade
Urban Vintage Bazaar is a semi-annual popup in which the Arcade’s hallway magically transforms into a treasure trove of vintage goods. There is so much variety at this event, because the vendors (there are over 20!) come from so many different places and backgrounds. My favorite pink and white polka dot blazer comes from this event. So does my favorite Springsteen record. So does my favorite kitty mug. You too are guaranteed to find your new favorite thing at this gem of an event!
Taco Fest PVD – May 5th 11pm-6pm on Westminster St.
I am salivating just thinking about it. On Cinco De Mayo, InDownCity will be hosting its annual TACOFEST, featuring The Rock n’ Roll Yard Sale. Right outside of our fashion headquarters, and all along Westminster St., look forward to an explosion of local flavors, sights, and sounds. Also experience quality Latin beats from DJ Studebaker Hawk, which will make it very hard to decide whether to dance or chow down. It looks like you’ll simply have to do both.
To dilute all that spice, you’ll want to make sure you bring plenty of water, which can be carried in an irresistably stylish ReTap Water Bottle, available in-store!
Hair Brained – at the Providence Public Library, Up Until June 30th
This exhibit is one of the most beautiful, rare, and carefully curated that I’ve seen in a while – it expertly interweaves (heh, get it) history, beauty, and culture, and its program series is inspired by images and texts in the exhibition. The exhibition itself is “focused on hairstyles throughout history – braids, curls, facial hair, wigs – and the ways in which hair defines and reflects culture, self-identity, agency, and politics”. I mean, need I say more? This is one of those exhibitions that people don’t know they need, but definitely need.
After you’ve garnered enough knowledge and inspiration at the PPL, you’ll undoubtedly want to try something new! The
Utopian Collection has a plethora of vintage trim headbands, available here at Queen of Hearts and Modern Love.
My #queenofheartsbabes, that is all for this month’s events. There are, of course, so many more opportunities than this to support local artists/musicians/businesses, so be sure to keep an eye out!