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February Geek Dinner — Wednesday At AS220

Here’s what’s on tap for the first Geek Dinner of 2016. Facebook event. Since its founding in 2012, North Kingstown-based Focal Upright has been shaking up the office furniture industry with its super innovative, funky, and — most importantly — ergonomic designs. In fact, just


Belly Reunion

Nineties pop rockers Belly have announced that they will be “reuniting to play some shows in the US and UK. Dates will be announced as they are confirmed, but right now we can tell you with relative confidence that the UK shows will fall in

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The Mystery Of Doubloon Street

And why doesn’t Google Maps do gangways? So what is this weird little street. It is the first left when leaving the parking lot behind the Wild Colonial Tavern and it is ridiculously narrow. Given that today is Mardi Gras and people might be throwing

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Say ‘No’ To Tax On Medical Marijuana

So, recreational marijuana is legal in Colorado and the Denver Broncos just won the Super Bowl — one more argument in favor of legalizing and taxing marijuana here in Rhode Island. And while it appears that our governor is coming around to the whole taxing


Week In Music

Monday — @Aurora, Flow State, Shambling Mound, Laurie Amat Tuesday — @AS220, Deaf Reverend, Vudu Sister, Heavy Drugs Wednesday — @Aurora, Steve Volkman, Kris Hansen, Atticus Allen, Josh Grabert @the Spot, Leon Trout, The River Provides @AS220, The Baz, 1031, Kyle’s Dog’s Head Thursday —


February In AS220 Galleries

AS220 has announced its February in the Galleries lineup. Opening reception is Saturday. Main Gallery, 115 Empire — Symbiosis Fragmentary/Nixon Leger & Everyday Magic/Rhiannon Strobel Open Window, 115 Empire — The Sleepless Heart/Sasha Almeida-Beers Project Space, 93 Matthewson Street — Ruminations/Christian Goncalves Reading Room, 93

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Choc And Spirits Tasting At Stock Culinary

(2.6) Head over to Stock Culinary Goods on Hope Street Saturday and meet chocolatier Andrew Shotts of Garrison Confections who will be on hand with samples from 11am to 3pm. Those who still mourn the closing eight years ago of Garrison’s Hope Street shop will


Providence Children’s Film Festival Kicks Off

The Providence Children’s Film Festival starts Friday, February 12th. Lots to choose from: live action, animation, shorts, anime, feature length. There are also film-making workshops in sci-fi animation, claymation, green screen, and something I’ve always thought I’d be good at, Foley sound. Click here for

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Randy And Mr. Lahey — Two Shows, Firehouse 13

(2.5) Trailer Park Boys! Dear god I love this series. And given that an extra show has been added I can’t be the only one. Randy and Mr. Lahey will be performing . . . something . . . tonight at Firehouse 13. And while


Weekend In Music

Friday — @Machines With Magnets, Champagne Mirrors, Thorn, Apathy and Steel, PPG, Drekalo @Lupo’s, Umphrey’s McGee, Tauk @the Spot, A Truth Divides, Blind Revision, Clear Skies by the Devil’s Hand @the Narrows, Donna the Buffalo @the Met, Cactus Attack, Back Rhodes, Dead LA, Rat Ruckus

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Purse Strings Tightening On Downtown Tax Break Extensions

Well hallelujah. The Providence City Council’s Finance Committee has voted unanimously to oppose a tax break extension to the owners of the property at 100 Fountain Street. And according to the ProJo it was “unanimously — and vehemently.” Emphasis mine. These tax breaks were initially

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Pop-Up Art Sale — AS220 This Weekend

AS220 invites you to a special art sale at The Mote gallery at AS220 Industries this weekend. (Facebook page.) Browse beautiful works on paper by Rhode Island artists that have recently been added to our Gallery Flat Files as well as work from members of


Citizenfour Public Screening At Brown

(2.4) Complete disclosure: I consider Edward Snowden a hero . . . and director Laura Poitras and journalist Glenn Greenwald too. And when I am king of the world, no one will be allowed to vote without first seeing Citizenfour. The Brown University Chapter of


Week In Music

Monday — @Aurora, Mike DeCosta, Birdlady, Alexa Tuesday — @Fête Lounge, Mothers @AS220, Steve Volkman, Josh Grabert, Malyssa BellaRosa, Sharlene Denardo Wednesday — @Fête Ballroom, Decapitated, Theories, Awaken the Tide, Deathwish, Mike Kerr, All for Blood Thursday — @Firehouse 13, Nymphidels, the Fates, Karma Rocket,

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Nightmare Fuel

My friend Dr. Moreau tells me the word ‘freaks’ has fallen out of favor — these creatures are just chimerically challenged. We warned our readers that this show might not be to everyone’s taste, but jeez is this thing ever creepy. Taxidermy is unsettling enough,

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PPS Most Endangered Properties 2016

Every January the Providence Preservation Society releases an updated ‘Most Endangered Properties’ list. Sadly there are some very familiar faces on the current list — the Cranston Street Armory, Atlantic Mills, the Industrial Trust Building — monumental properties in need of deep-pocketed collaborations and some