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‘Dog Days’ Closing Party At AS220 Saturday

It’s the closing bash for “Dog Days,” AS220′s annual staff exhibition. Dance, comedy, music, and last chance to see the art. Islands, MonkeeHead, Betsy Miller & Gianna Rodriguez, Laurie Amat, Randy Bush, Rose Jermusyk, Chris Hampson, Rachel Lewallen MC Hoster: Michelle Mancone $5, 9pm, Saturday,

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Weekend In Music

Friday — @Dusk, Pom Poms, Reindeer, Harvey Mapcase, OSS @Nick-A-Nee’s, Johnny Watson Band @the Spot, Orgone, Daddie Long Legs @News Café, the Funk Lives, Tokyo Megaplex, the Electric Church, Oakli Boys @AS220, the Attending, Ghosts of Sailors at Sea, Darklands, Hurt Saturday — @the Salon,

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URI Shark Doc On PBS

Oh for an all-cartilage skeleton.  Life would be so easy. Tonight on PBS will be airing the URI documentary “Sharks: The Demon Fish?” I suspect their bad reputation will be somewhat rehabilitated by the end. The program, “Sharks: The Demon Fish?” examines how URI faculty

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‘Wizard Of Oz’ At MotB

(8.28) Acclaim for the 1939 classic “The Wizard of Oz” was nearly universal when the movie first premiered . . . except for one Otis Ferguson, owner of a malignant and abandoned heart, writing for The New Republic. The Wizard of Oz was intended to

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History of The PPD Exhibit At City Hall

Look at that face. Check out the new exhibit — “Protecting Providence: Three Centuries of Policing in Rhode Island’s Capital City” — Providence City Hall, second floor. Great old photos, documents, and artifacts like old handcuffs and billy clubs. Lots of fun gangster names and

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‘NightVisions No. 3′ At Grant’s Block

(8.27) Nature abhors a vacuum and so do installation artists, like those associated with AS220 who seem to be staking a claim to Grant’s Block on Wednesday nights. This week, Join us on Wednesday, August 27th at 8pm, at the Grant’s Block in Downcity Providence

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Prohibition Does Not Work

Fans of forensic police procedurals (and chemistry, and history, and true crime) should check out the PBS show, “The Poisoner’s Handbook,” based on the book of the same name. Case by case we learn how New York City’s first scientifically trained medical examiner and his

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Democratic Guber Debate At 7pm

(8.26) Tickets still available for the Democratic Gunbernatorial debate at PPAC. Or watch from home. Compare and contrast their platforms, and see how well these three think on their feet. Debates are moderated by Target 12 Investigator Tim White, who will be joined by WPRI.com reporter

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Week In Music

Tuesday — @the Met, Nine Men’s Misery, Deadlands, Ground State Automatic @AS220, U SCO, Monoliths, Public Policy, There is Nothing Wrong With Your Television Set @Psychic Readings, Wokling, Tinnitus, Feedback Psychosis Wednesday — @the Columbus Theatre, Les Claypool’s Duo De Twang, Reformed Whores @AS220, Twenty-Four

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Summit Music Festival

(8.23) The Summit Neighborhood Association is hosting its annual music festival today at Lippitt Park, featuring Red Baraat (Bhangra Funk from NYC), Smith & Weeden, Dr. Jones and the Shiners, and more. Trinity Brewhouse Beer Garden, Tricycle Ice Cream, Poco Loco Tacos, more. Just as

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Lovecraft Readathon At Library

(8.23) Head down to the library Saturday night for the Lovecraft Readathon. “Weird” fiction writer, H.P. Lovecraft has reached cult status across the globe. On August 23, we celebrate the birthday (August 20) of Providence-born Lovecraft with an interactive, multimedia reading event, hosted by the

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Weekend In Music

Friday — @Psychic Readings, Bad Canoes, Unmen, Ursola @Dusk, Ask the Dead, Pile, Husbandry, 14 Foot 1 @the Met, Sarah Potenza, Rat Ruckis @Fête, Yami Bolo @AS220, Speaker for the Dead, Uh Huh, Jake McKelvie and the Countertops, Lost Wolves Saturday — @DOT AIR music

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‘The Professional’ At MotB

(8.21) Tonight at Movies on the Block, the 1994 crime thriller “The Professional” directed by Luc Besson. The NYT reviewer describes the hero thusly, He lives a quiet life, drinking milk and dusting his plant’s leaves. (“It’s my best friend,” he says about the plant,

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Home Body Play Burnside Music Series

(8.21) Electric pop duo Home Body will play the Burnside Music Series Thursday. (Listen at Bandcamp.) How do they describe themselves? Lightning strikes and we march forth, tits to the sky, mouths open wide, the Milky Way in our blood. We taste like apple crisp

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‘Design The Night’ Celebration At RISD

(8.21) RISD Museum holds its Thursday ‘Design the Night’ celebration this week which means you can check out the new ‘Circus’ exhibition for free. The spectacle of the American and European circus takes center stage this summer in Circus—a glimpse into the visual world of