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Mar 2010

This Weekend: HOB, 120th Party, Parade And Speakeasy

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Since the House of Blues opened, it has been the only music venue in Boston not to carry ‘Gansett. What gives? Well now you can finally have a ‘Gansett at all of the shows. It starts tonight with the Dropkick Murphys and their week long celebration of St. Patrick’s day. With seven shows in six nights, this is going to be one awesome. Most of them are already sold out. And we are proud to say that Sharks Come Crusin’ will also be opening for them on Sunday night. And it gets better. Our tall boys are only going to be sold for $5! The best deal in the house. So next show you go to, have a ‘Gansett.

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We had such a blast at the last 120th Anniversary Party we decided to do it again. And since we always love Rick’s Roadhouse in Providence, why not have it there. Lager drafts and Gansett light tall boys will only be $1.20 tonight during our celebration. The ‘Gansett Girls will be on-site with our petition to help build a brewery and all sort of great prizes. The ‘Gansett team will also give a speech about our 120th year. Those who take the pledge will receive a loyalty card, a wooden nickel for a free ‘Gansett that night and entered into our shwag raffle. You’ll even have the opportunity to record your own pledge video and maybe we’ll post it on the site. So come down from 11pm to 2am tonight and pledge to drink Gansett.

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“The 54th Annual Newport, Rhode Island Saint Patrick’s Day Parade will be held, rain, snow, or shine, on Saturday, March 13th 2010.  It will begin promptly at 11:00am from Newport City Hall and will proceed to Carroll Avenue at Saint Augustin’s Church in the heart of the Fifth Ward.  The parade this year is estimated to last 2 hours and will include 10 Pipe Bands, 12 Marching Bands, 4 Fife & Drum Corps, 3 Clown Units, 7 reenactment units, and the most rockin’ float you’ve ever seen from Narragansett beer. It’ll feature music from Sharks Come Cruisin’ and the entire ‘Gansett gang singing along to their sea shanties. Look out Newport. Here we come!

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The next Speakeasy event will be Bawdy Broads, a night of feisty females, at Club 201 this Saturday! This event is part of the VDay Rhode Island Festival which fights to end violence against women. A portion of the proceeds from the event will be donated to the Crossroads RI Women’s Shelter. Advance tickets for the 8:30 VIP cocktail hour are available on ArtTixRI.com.

Returning as host is the lovely LuLu Locks of ProvidencePinup.com, fresh off her performance in the Vagina Monologues earlier that day! Bettysioux Tailor returns to tantalize with burlesque, and Niki Luparelli and the Gold Diggers play live. Further musical musings are provided by local favorites Miss Wensday and the New Medicinals, performing jazz and cabaret classics with a saucy twist!

Join us at 8:30 for our VIP cocktail hour and have an exclusive photo taken at the ProvidencePinup.com VIP photo booth! Bettysioux Tailor will delight with Burlesque Bingo – this is NOT your grandmother’s bingo! Win the game and get a fabulous treat! Enjoy some tasty nibbles and an exclusive first pass at our fabulous vendors – hurry, tickets are going fast!

Into the Wardrobe returns vending the perfect piece to top off your look. Sex educator Megan Andelloux will have an information booth for all your most pressing questions of any and all salacious manner, and the ‘Gansett Girls return with all your favorite local beer related free stuff!

Advance VIP tickets are $15 on ArtTixRI.com, General admission tickets will be sold at the door at 9:30 for $7. The event is 21+ and the dress code is “vintage fabulous or evening wear encouraged.”

Join us as we raise funds and awareness to end violence against women and girls with a night of incredible entertainment!