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Celebrate What Cheer Day

(10.22) Heads up netops, this is our unique and baffling cultural inheritance, embrace it. But first, what does it all mean? In 1636 Roger Williams was forced to escape the pious nitpickers running the Massachusetts Bay Colony and he headed south. After crossing the Seekonk

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Pumpkin Carving At E&O Tap

(10.22) Bill Barry brings his “world famous” Pumpkin Carving Party to the E&O Tap, Saturday starting at 1pm. Lighting at night. Mike Kelly says, “Trust me, it’s the Cadillac of pumpkin parties….or was that a Lincoln?” (Also, Sunday at the E&O is Oktöberfest.) Pumpkin Carving

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Athenaeum Salon — The Chazan Collection

(10.21) The Providence Athenaeum, in partnership with the RISD Museum, presents “Collecting for Life.”  Jan Howard will discuss the artists and works in the collection of Dr. Joseph A. Chazan. For almost ten years, Chazan has produced “Networks,” a series of videos featuring Rhode Island

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Weekend In Music

Friday — @AS220, Alec K. Redfearn and the Eyesores, Gaelynn Lea, Jess Klein, Haunt the House @Lupo’s, Local Natives, Charlotte Day Wilson @the Met, Shellac, Shannon Wright, Minibeast @Nick-A-Nee’s, the Professors @the Columbus Theater, Béla Fleck, Abigail Washburn Saturday — @the Parlour, Eric and the


Lovecraft Walking Tour/ Vortex Film Fest

Flickers Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) launches its17th annual Vortex Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Horror Film Festival “a phantasmagoric symphony of international films.” On Saturday and Sunday, the festival includes a return to its popular H.P. Lovecraft Walking Tour presented in collaboration with the RI Historical


Urban Vintage Bazaar At Arcade

(10.22) Time for the Fall Urban Vintage Bazaar hosted by Carmen& Ginger. She seems to have several swell cameras on hand. Once again the Bi-annual Urban Vintage Bazaar comes to the Arcade in Downtown Providence! Over 20 vendors will set-up, rain or shine, for ONE


‘Eat The World’ — Sunday On Benefit Street

The RISD Center for Student Involvement (CSI) will be taking over a block of Benefit Street this Sunday with their ‘Eat the World’ celebration, described as a . . . cultural food festival that celebrates the diversity of RISD students through food. We have booths

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Spooktacular At Aurora

(10.19) $10, 7pm — Vortex Film Festival. Five bizarre little short features including Mr. Bunny, With Your Crooked Heart, and Amen. (Tickets are half-price for couples for some reason. Single people should probably object.) Costumes encouraged. Free, 9:30pm to 12:30am — Frank Difficult Presents: Horror


‘Coats For Coffee’ Drive — Seven Stars Bakery

For the ninth year in a row, East Side Monthly is working with Seven Stars Bakery and Courtesy Cleaners collecting those lightly used/no-spark-of-joy coats that are just taking up room in your closet, and getting them to the people who can really use them. So


Steel Yard Iron Pour Saturday

It’s time for the 11th Annual Halloween Iron Pour over at the Steel Yard. With a nod to native son H.P. Lovecraft, the theme this year is “The Cauldron of Cthulhu!” This theatrical display of the industrial arts attracts over 1,500 people including artists, fabricators,

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Beatles Doc At The Avon

(10.20) Still time to catch Ron Howard’s Beatles documentary “Eight Days A Week — The Touring Years” at the Avon Cinema . .  at least through Thursday. It starts with early footage in Hamburg and Liverpool, but the primary focus of the film is the

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Week In Music

Monday — @Fête Ballroom, Oh Wonder, Cleopold @Fête Lounge, Strung Out, Senior Discount, SoundOff @Dusk, Carl Sagan’s Skate Shoes, Vampyre, Public Policy, Honest Living @Aurora, Omni, Pixels, Edgar Clinks Tuesday — @Aurora, Oozing Wound, Electric Hawk, Sandworm, Diabolical Fiend @the Met, William Beckett, Hudson Thames


BaoBao Open On Westminster Street Downtown

The long-awaited Tom’s BaoBao is now open on Westminster Street. And bao (steamed buns) is the only thing they serve. Gail Ciampa announced the opening yesterday in the ProJo, The Providence restaurant, in the Kinsley Building, features 55 stools and communal table seats. There’s a

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Yeah, I Got Your Uber Right Here

Well, here we are 40 years later and in a weird way Travis Bickle’s vision for New York City has come true. Midtown is all cleaned up now, and while “the rain” did wash away the scum, the pimps, the filth, the dogs, I can’t


Weekend In Music

Friday — @AS220, St. James and the Apostles, Neutrinos, the End Men, Harvey Garbage @the Met, MewithoutyouInto, It Over It, Needle Points @Machines With Magnets, Gregory Uhlmann, Sianna Plavin, Last Good Tooth, Penn Sultan @Fête, Soilwork, Unearth, Battlecross, Wovenwar, Darkness Divided @the Columbus Theatre upstairs,

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Artist Development Day — RISD Museum

(10.15) Still room in the RISD Museum’s Artist Development Day. . . . an afternoon of professional development workshops, panels, and collegial dialogue for artists and designers is presented in collaboration with the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts. Practical tips and critical conversation