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Pub Quiz Sunday

According to the Wild Colonial website there will be a Pub Quiz Sunday (it says 8pm). Compete in air conditioned comfort for swell prizes. Categories might include current events, local stuff, Rio Olympics, comic book movies, Russian literature, climate change, 80’s television . . .

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Governor’s Bay Day — Sunday

Per executive order “Free State Beach Parking, Free Saltwater Fishing, and Free RIPTA Bus Service on Route 66” — Sunday, July 24. Governor’s Bay Day will include free parking at all Rhode Island state beaches, as well as fishing in Rhode Island’s saltwaters without a

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WaterFire

(7.23) Don’t forget the matches. A full lighting, origami, fire spinners, gargoyles, the beer garden — and a timely nod to the wisdom of Edward R. Murrow — is just some of what’s on tap for this Saturday’s WaterFire. Before ignition: From 6pm to 8pm

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‘Pokémon Go’ Group Walk — India Point

(7.23) A Pokémon Go get-together thing has been organized for Pokemon Go fans. I am completely incapable of elaborating on this topic. Info at #pokemonpvd. Children welcome. Wear costumes. (Caution: Those power line pylons are not gyms. Climb one of these and your reality will

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Weekend In Music

Friday — @Waterplace Park, Lucius, Math the Band @AS220, Druse, Throat Culture, Mountain Man, Goodfires @the Met, Cousin Stizz, Larry June, Big Leano, more @Fête, Cosmic Music Festival @Aurora, Girls Rock! RI Showcase/Fleetwood Mac cover show @Machines With Magnets, Shawn Greenlee, Angela Morris, Matthew Ryals

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Girls Rock! Camp Showcase At Aurora

(7.22) If you have never been to one of these, do yourself a favor and stop by Aurora early Friday evening (or stop in after work) for a Girls Rock! RI Showcase. That’s right, I’m telling you to go watch other people’s kids play music.

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‘Silence Of The Lambs’ MotB

(7.21) To paraphrase Muriel Spark — for those who like this sort of thing, this is the sort of thing they like. This week’s Movies on the Block is the 1991 crime horror “The Silence of the Lambs.” From Rolling Stone, The brutality in Silence

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Movie Extras Needed At Rhodes — Polka King

(7.20) All ages. Dress in 90’s clothing. (See email addy below.) Imdb describes Jack Black’s latest project “The Polka King,” Local Pennsylvania polka legend Jan Lewan develops a plan to get rich that shocks his fans and lands him in jail. Directors Maya Forbes and

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Bat-Signal Goes Up For The Superman Building

By the time I had pulled up a photo of the Superman Building to discuss the upcoming tours, the tickets had all been snapped up. (Info at Save Superman RI.) I do hope someone can save this building. According to the ProJo, The tours will

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Week in Music

Monday — @Aurora, Good Willsmith, World War, Power Monster Tuesday — @Psychic Readings, Caloric, Joe DeGeorge Sax Machine, Psychic Hotline @Fête Lounge, Greener Grounds, Electro Politics @AS220, Max Orsini, John Colasante, Emily Correia @Firehouse 13, Austin Lucas, Matt Woods @Nick-A-Nee’s, Bobby Keyes, Marty Richards, Marty

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Bring Back The Seventh-Inning Stretch

“Ladies and gentlemen, please stand for the singing of ‘God Bless America.’” So ordered the Fenway announcer last week during the seventh-inning stretch. Since when did stretching become mandatory? And why are men removing their hats and people putting their hands over their hearts for

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Spotlight On Providence City Council

Keeping our elected officials from raiding the public coffers is positively exhausting. No sooner had we digested the news of the sudden resignation of ethically-challenged State Rep Ray Gallison — currently under investigation for dipping into the slush fund known as the community-service grant system

Eric & the Nothing

Weekend In Music

Friday — @Waterplace Park Basin, Mainland, Eric and the Nothing @Fête Ballroom, Minus the Bear, Mothers @Lupo’s, the Lox @the Met, Joey Fatts @Dusk, Impending Reflections, 3 Parts Dead, 1031, Those Alone @News Café, You Are My Only Friend, the Hempsteadys, Maplight @AS220, the Furies,

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Cruise Night — Steel Yard

(7.15) Want to get all up in someone’s grill? This is the place. It’s time for the 11th annual Cruise Night at the Steel Yard. Each year, this family friendly event has consistently grown larger, bringing classic car and motorcycle enthusiasts together from throughout the

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Hot Club Getting A Face Lift?

Just thought I’d give a little free publicity to the Hot Club which is clearly undergoing some sort of reno. It looks rather drastic from the street; but don’t drive by, they are open for business. The deck of the Hot Club is one of

SPACEBALLS, Rick Moranis, 1987, (c)MGM

‘Spaceballs’ MotB

(7.14) This week’s installment of Movies on the Block is Mel Brooks’ 1987 ‘Star Wars’ spoof, ‘Spaceballs.’ Movie posters around town say something else, but we’ll go with the Facebook event page. (Here’s the MotB summer schedule: It looks like they swapped this with ‘Superman’