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Girls Rock! Fundraiser At Flatbread Today

Head over to Flatbread off of Thayer Street, eat good food, hear some exciting new music, and help raise money for Girls Rock! Rhode Island. Join us for a post-camp pizza party to support Girls Rock! Rhode Island! Bring your family and friends, eat pizza,

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Foo Fest Volunteers Needed

Foo Fest organizers still need volunteers. Meet new interesting people and get in free. Go here for the Foo Fest 2014 Volunteer form. (Particular need for shifts after 7pm.) The music lineup as it stands now includes: Headliners Psychic TV, Alec K. Redfearn and the

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Week In Music

Monday — @Machines With Magnets, Littlefoot, Herro Sugar @the Met, the Down and Outs, the Agents, the Copacetics @95 Empire Black Box, Hive Mind, Redrot, Shredded Nerve, Scant, Craow Tuesday — @AS220, Austin Vaughn, Ron Shalom, Caroline Park Wednesday — @the Met, Against Me, Creepoid,


NYT Calls For Repeal Of Marijuana Prohibition

Comparing marijuana prohibition to the likewise failed noble experiment of alcohol prohibition, the editorial board of The New York Times has called for the federal government to repeal its ban on marijuana — “Repeal Prohibition, Again.” It took 13 years for the United States to

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Writers’ Event At Ada

(7.27) Join poets Penelope Pelizzon and Jonathan Farmer for a talk and discussion about poetry as a social art form. Poetry is, in its own lonely way, a social art form–one that carries with it our freighted awareness of people other than ourselves. We go

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Pub Quiz

(7.27) According to the Wild Colonial website there is a Pub Quiz Sunday. Compete for cool prizes and cover yourself with glory. Categories may include current events, local stuff, Apollo 11, cooking, French literature, human anatomy, 80′s television. You never know. It’s different every week,

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No Place Like Dome

Talk about thinking outside the box. Imagine waking up to this every morning. According to the ProJo, Entrepreneur, historical preservationist and government official Dr. Barrett W. Bready proposes to rehabilitate the iconic Old Stone Bank building on South Main Street — renowned for its green


Hope Street Farmers Market Saturdays

The Hope Street Farmers Market at Lippitt Park runs from 9am to 1pm every Saturday through October. This is the mother of all markets with many craft vendors and artisans setting up along the Boulevard side. Food vendors on tap include: Green Leaf Farm; Providence

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Free Hep C Testing At WaterFire Saturday

Locals have long viewed state politicians with a jaundiced eye. Starting this Saturday the State House itself will reflect that sickly hue, not as political commentary, but to raise awareness of hepatitis C, the “silent epidemic.” It has been estimated that 75% of those infected

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Weekend In Music

Friday — @Aurora, Sirsy @the Columbus Theatre, John Reilly and Friends @Lupo’s, Juicy J, Peter Piffen @Nick-A-Nee’s, Red Sammy @AS220, Ontologics, the Really Heavy, Naked Nick, Resident Alien @the Met, Rhode Kill, Shred of Salvation, Superlimit, Seas of Scylia, Cad @Psychic Readings, Gutter Sluts, Pixels,

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Fringe Fest Through Saturday

Providence can thank the Wilbury Group for its first ever Fringe Festival. Channing Gray at the ProJo has the details. In the past few months, the Wilbury Theatre Group’s Josh Short and friends have rounded up some 50 area performers, who this week will present


ProJo Sold — Be Afraid

My dreams of a benevolent, progressive billionaire riding in on a white Prius have been dashed. A. H. Belo has agreed to sell the Providence Journal and its production facility, for $46 million in cash, to New Media Investment Group Inc., the parent company of

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Frequency Writers Open Mic

(7.23) Head over to 186 Carpenter Street for Frequency Writers summer open mic and release party. Join local poet and featured reader Kat Murphy, author of Animalia Paradox. All are invited to share writing of their own. Free, 6pm to 9pm, Wednesday, July 23, 186

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John Reilly And Friends At Columbus

Peter Glantz will be hosting a unique evening of music featuring actor John C. Reilly, Becky Stark, and Tom Brosseau. Ms. Stark, the voice of the band Lavender Diamond, also performs with the Living Sisters, and joined the Decemberists on their album”Hazards of Love” to

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Downcity Bocce League

Take a walk and check out the bocce at Grant’s Block on Westminster Street. Founded in 2010, Providence Downcity Bocce League runs from April to September on the Grant’s Block bocce court at the corner of Westminster and Union Street. Matches are played Monday, Tuesday,

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What Would Roger Do? Electric Six At Fête

You mention Roger Williams — you get a special post. If you’ve never caught the unique stylings of Dick Valentine, head over to Fête tonight for the Electric Six show. Known for “Danger! High Voltage” and “Gay Bar” these Detroit rockers have a deep catalog