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Week In Music

Tuesday — @the Columbus Theatre, (Benefit for Thea Shaheen) Low Anthem, Gymshorts, Pixels, Pyramid @the Met, Jezebel, the Safari Lounge Band @AS220, Project Alice, All the Way Through, Foster Children, Wednesday — @the Met, Esmeree Sky and the Northbound, Even Keel, Luv Songs Thursday —


Pub Quiz

(1.25) According to the Wild Colonial website there is a Pub Quiz Sunday. Compete for cool prizes and cover yourself with glory. Categories might include current events, local stuff, cat fancy, the Vikings, the Periodic Table, or . . . balls. You never know. It’s

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Ceramics At Bell Gallery

The 2015 NCECA Biennial, an exhibition of contemporary ceramics, opens Saturday at the Bell Gallery and runs through March 29th. There’s some wild looking stuff here. The 2015 NCECA Biennial is an international juried ceramics exhibition organized by the National Council on Education for the

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Weekend In Music

Friday — @the Columbus Theatre, the Besnard Lakes, USA Out of Vietnam @the Spot, Tauk, PandaJam, Bobby Paltauf Band, Stuart’s Giant @AS220, Twin Foxes, Bloodpheasant, Gymshorts, Snowplows @the Met, Max Creek @Firehouse 13, Cactus Attack, Pistol Shot Gypsy, Adapteradapter, Bombs Remain, Pals @Fête Lounge, the

haffenreffer museum

The Haffenreffer ‘Fun Size’ Museum

What could a tribal leader in Cameroon have in common with the chancellor of an Ivy League university? The two exhibitions at the Haffenreffer Museum help illustrate how leaders of all types around the world use symbols, images, and regalia to impart and bolster their

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Renovated Kennedy Plaza — Good Job People

This totally works. The newly renovated and redesigned Kennedy Plaza looks like a winner. Some bus stops have been relocated to the other side of Burnside Park and Exchange Street, and car traffic on Fulton Street is now two-way. The central plaza area creates a

AS220 Labs

Geek Dinner

(1.21) Since 2008 AS220 Labs (see picture) has been a cornerstone of Providence’s innovation scene. Inside its walls hundreds of makers and artists of all ages have learned technologies ranging from 3-D printing to folk electronics. This Wednesday’s Providence Geek Dinner features AS220 Industries Director

Net Neutrality

Net Neutrality Finds Conservative Support

On February 26th the FCC will either vote to preserve Net Neutrality, or pave the way for Comcast and other ISPs (Verizon, AT&T, Cox, Time Warner Cable) to create Internet slow lanes. The encouraging news is that many Congressional Republicans are getting schooled by their

Lovecraft Honey Ale

Made On Horror — Sold On Merit

More genius marketing, and a great label, from Narragansett Brewery. This time it’s Lovecraft Honey Ale an homage to Providence’s hometown horror fiction writer, H.P. Lovecraft, and the first draft of Narragansett’s Lovecraft Series. Crafted in collaboration with Revival Brewing Company — it was released

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Week In Music

Monday — @Psychic Readings, Weak Teeth, Ordinary Lives, Rampant Decay, V-Sect Tuesday — @AS220, Funeral Advantage, Wichita, Hann Cassady, dæphne @Fête Lounge, Wild Child, Able Thought Wednesday — @the Met, Brother Moon, Straight Up @Fête Ballroom, Reverend Horton Heat, Dale Watson, Rosie Flores @the Narrows, Subdudes

weekend update

They Said Rhode Island On SNL!

We’re ‘Number One’ and it has not gone unnoticed. Last night’s ‘Weekend Update’ poked a little fun at the recently released survey on marijuana usage. Might as well embrace this whole thing because it seems to indicate that everyone in Rhode Island who wants to

isle brew guild

Contract Brewer On Tap For Kinsley Street

Attention homebrewers, time to put your money where your mouth is. Those with dreams of taking their recipe to market can start designing that label. Isle Brewers Guild is finalizing the purchase of an old warehouse at 498 Kinsley Street for a proposed brew-by-contract operation.

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‘Girls Who Code’ At Rochambeau

Providence Community Library (PCL) will launch a ‘Girls Who Code’ club at its Rochambeau location on January 22. Led by Gryte Satas, a female instructor from Brown University’s Department of Computer Science, the club will offer girls grades 6-12 an opportunity to learn about artificial


You Can Not Insult The Faith Of Others?

Just watch me. Speaking to the press as he arrived in the Philippines, Pope Francis shared his take on the recent events in Paris, “You cannot provoke. You cannot insult the faith of others. You cannot make fun of the faith of others.” In the

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Weekend In Music

Friday — @Dusk, Jay Berndt and the Orphans, Mark Cutler and Great Men of Courage, Route .44 @Lupo’s, A$AP Ferg, YG, Chiz Mac, Dave Wayne @the Spot, Pat and the Hats, Spogga Hash, Dan Masterson @the Met, It Lives It Breathes, Lies in Motion, Patient


Guide To The State House DINOs

Blue is the new Red. Those trying to suss out the reconfigured cast of characters in the new general assembly and the extreme conservative ideology of its democratic leadership should read “Rhode Island Republicans join State House machine” (ProJo 1.14.15) by Sam Bell, state coordinator