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RISCA Deadline Approaches

The April 3rd deadline for RISCA Grants is fast approaching — you have a couple of extra days to get your application in because April 1st lands on a Saturday. I’m assuming the schools and non-profits don’t need a nudge from us, but you ‘individual

Columbus Film Club Starts Sunday

The new Columbus Film Club kicks off this Sunday with the “The Love Witch,” she loved men . . . to death! Elaine, a beautiful young witch, is determined to find a man to love her. . . With a visual style that pays tribute

Week In Music

Monday — @AS220, Black Beach, Datenight, Hot Tramps @Aurora, Via App, Just the Right Height, Valise, RRLEW Tuesday — @Psychic Readings, OroborO, Wax On, the Leaky Roofs @AS220, Cash Sinatra, Denys Marrows, Lunchbagg Wednesday — @AS220, Sacred Harp Singing Thursday — @the Columbus Theatre upstairs,

Spring Workshops At AS220

Check out the spring workshops on the newly-released AS220 Industries schedule: paper-making, silkscreen, etching, laser and vinyl cutting, darkroom, video editing, synth-making! (List of workshops here.) Or take “Introduction to Offset Printing” with the master, Jacque Bidon (starts May 2nd). Colorful ‘zines, single-page artists’ books,

Senior Industrial Design Show At Woods-Gerry

I want this canoe. Not to paddle in water but to hang upside down from my own ceiling. This beautiful “Skin on Frame Canoe” is the work of Jake Pill (BFA Industrial Design, 2017). It is made of ash, Dacron fabric, and Douglas fir (Special

Weekend In Music

Friday — @Dusk, Viennagram, Triangle Forest @AS220, Little Compton Band, Sinnet, Salvador Jolly @Psychic Readings, the Divided Self, Simulcast, Milkmaid II, PeChe SuShe @Firehouse 13, God of Nothing, Among the Cypress, Edorra, Regime, Sedatives, Vile @the Met, Sarah Potenza, Joshua Davis, Cowboy & Lady @Nick-A-Nee’s,

Beer And Brewing At The Haffenreffer Museum

This year marks the 60th anniversary of the Haffenreffer family’s gift of Rudolf Haffenreffer’s private museum — now the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology — to Brown University. To celebrate, the Haffenreffer Museum Student Group has curated an exhibition devoted to beer in cultures around the

Two Protests In Town

(3.25) What would Dante make of the current administration. To which circle of hell would he condemn these creatures, they fit so many categories: thieves, hypocrites, sowers of discord, traitors against their country. This last one gets them all the way down to the ninth

‘Back To the Drawing Board’ Saturday RISD Museum

Materials provided. No experience necessary. Drop in. Free with admission to museum. The RISD Museum invites you to drop in on ‘Back to the Drawing Board’ this Saturday. Rejuvenate your drawing practice – or start from scratch – among like-minded peers. Artist-led prompts nurture new

Tax & Regulate Marijuana In 2017 — Now Is The Time

This can be the year that Rhode Island legalizes marijuana for adult recreational use but you have to help. We’ve got the votes — we just need to kick this thing out of committee!  So you need to make a phone call or two. Go

Week In Music

Monday — @Psychic Readings, Chelsea Poe, Strap-On Ritual, Baby Baby @Dusk, Darklands, Lychi, Deep Hole @AS220, Wet Mut (album release), Lady Queen Paradise, J Tuesday — start your own band Wednesday — @Dusk, Missinvader, Corot, Black Phillip @Aurora, XR Tabs, Jesse the Tree @Nick-A-Nee’s, Best

Good Luck Rams!

“I was Rhode Island born and Rhode Island bred, and when I die I’ll be [clap, clap] Rhode Island dead!” You know the rest. Good luck to the URI Rams in their match against the Oregon Ducks today. The winner heads to Kansas City to

‘Tip Of The Nose’ At Grin Gallery

An opening reception will be held Saturday at the Grin Gallery for Tip of the Nose, a solo exhibition by Providence artist Heather Leigh McPherson. (Facebook event.) This body of work assembles two- and three-dimensional gestures into wall-hanging reliefs, paintings on canvas, and projected videos.

St. Patrick’s Day

Great weather for walking to your neighborhood bar. The operative word there is “walking.” You live in Providence — you are definitely within walking distance of an Irish bar. Here’s a few. McBride’s in Wayland Square (seen here with the flag)  has the advantage of

Funeral For Fogarty Building

(3.17) Could there be a more fitting metaphor for the dismantling of the Fogarty legacy than the actual demolition of the John E. Fogarty Memorial Building? The loss of this Brutalist icon will be noted today with a funeral starting at 4pm. (Facebook event page.)

Weekend In Music

Friday — @the Columbus Theatre upstairs, And the Kids, Tapestries @the Met, Daddie Long Legs, Swimmer @AS220, Cat Has Claws, Tickle Tickle, Aloud, Wildlife @Nick-A-Nee’s, the Goods @Aurora, Raven King (album release party), Minibeast, Junior Beat Saturday — @Dusk, Jacuzzi Boys, Party Pigs, Neutrinos @the