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Heroes In Liberia

People play fast and loose with the word “hero.” (See: Republican carpetbagger Scott Brown and his courageous battle against government regulations.) From now on, this will be the gold standard: Health care workers in West Africa. These people are risking their lives to help total


Week In Music

Monday — @Aurora, Dial Painters, B&&, AF the Naysayer, Slomile Swift, Prism House Tuesday — @Psychic Readings, Mincemeat or Tenspeed, Tarot Sync, Shawn Greenlee, the Funk Lives Wednesday — @Fenway Park, Jack White @AS220, I Eat Rocks, Misery Merchant, Honest John, Dog Hospice @the Met,


PIS, HoneyBunch, String Builder At The Parlour

(9.14) This will be like a fun reunion party with the best music. And yes, it’s a school night, but organizers promise a prompt start.  Purple Ivy Shadows, HoneyBunch (Peter Reilly, Christine Jansky, Ron Marinick, Jeffrey Underhill) and String Builder (the brothers Thibodeau) are performing


Attention Hurdy-Gurdy Fans, Ten-Footer in Town

Three-wheeled too: melody, rhythm, and bass drone. Steven Jobe will be performing his original concert opera “The Legend of the Fairy Mesuline” this weekend and next at the Beneficent Church’s Round Top Center, as part of the FirstWorks festival. Jobe, a faculty member at both

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Weekend In Music

Friday — @Machines With Magnets, Profligate, Unicorn Hard-On, Spiritual Recess, Craow @Nick-A-Nee’s, Becky Chace @the Met, Start Making Sense @the Spot, Santa mamba, Skunkmello, Soft Cactus @the Parlour, Sharks Come Cruisin’ @Firehouse 13, Menace, the Usual Suspects, Lonewolf, Barfight Champs @AS220, Brian 4 Ever, Naked

Neighbor Days

Neighbor Days Block Party

(9.13) Party down and up. Head over to Luongo Square on Saturday for the Fourth Annual Neighbor Days Party. All proceeds will benefit the West Broadway Neighborhood Association (WBNA). The celebration spills in and around the E & O Tap and the Avery and up

The Trip to Italy

Steve Coogan, Steve Coogan, Steve Coogan

Dear god I love this man. And I love the Cable Car Cinema for bringing “The Trip to Italy” to town. Coogan’s recent hilarious “Alan Partridge” never got here, so you should rent that now. And if you haven’t seen the British television series “Knowing


AS220 Youth Celebrate At Aurora

(9.11) Busy Thursday on Westminster Street. AS220 Youth will be celebrating the rollout of their new streetwear line Broken Monuments at Aurora. Music will be provided by AS220 Youth ZuKrewe, and “bilingual political dance sax punk party” Downtown Boys (featuring AS220 Youth alum, and yet

The Goonies

‘The Goonies’ MotB

(9.11) This week’s installment of Movies on the Block is the 1985 kids action/comedy “The Goonies.” Written but not directed by Steven Spielberg, this movie became the quotable nostalgia wallow of Gen Xers everywhere. The New York Times had this to say, The Goonies themselves

Go Team

Go PawSox!

(9.10) Tickets still available at the time of this writing for Game Two of the Governors’ Cup Championship tonight at McCoy. Pawtucket took a 1-0 series lead last night in their 3/2 win over the Durham Bulls. ProJo writer Tim Britton notes Edwin Escobar’s solid

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Arctic Theatre At Grant’s Block

(9.10) Catch the final performance of the Arctic Theatre Royal hosted by AS220 as part of their NightVisions series. (Facebook event page.) The Wonder Show presents The Arctic Theatre Royal, a magic lantern show featuring images and text sourced from the Athenaeum’s Special Collections. During

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Voter ID In Effect — Primary Day

(9.9) The new Voter ID requirement will be in effect tomorrow at the Rhode Island polls. Don’t forget to thank the “Democrats” of our general assembly for giving Ann Coulter ammunition about Voter ID not being a Republican initiative (and if you can vote against

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Week In Music

Tuesday — @AS220, Groove Axiom, Nine Men’s Misery, spaceship shape Wednesday — @Fête Ballroom, Rubblebucket, Body Language, Kid Mountain @the Met, Lightfoils @AS220, Afternoon Review, Hann Cassady, Austin Hevey and the Heavies @Simon’s 677, Hawthorne Heights, the Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Senick Thursday — @Machines With


‘Shmattes’ At Brown RISD Hillel

Jews are funny . . . who knew? “Shmattes” an exhibition that explores the issue of cultural Jewish identity through t-shirts is up now through September 28th. Certainly a great way to greet the incoming students, but locals are welcome as well. These t-shirts have


‘Brew At The Zoo’ — Grown-Ups Only

(9.6) And the zoo closes at noon — see below.* Sample over 100 craft beers from over 50 of the regions’ finest brewers at Rhode Island’s most popular outdoor venue. At this 21+ event, guests will also enjoy animal encounters and live music, and everyone