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‘Genealogy Roadshow’ At Library Sunday

PBS favorite “Genealogy Roadshow” will be taping an episode for its third season at the Providence Public Library downtown on Sunday. According to the ProJo, Representatives of several genealogical societies will be on hand to answer questions, including the American-French Genealogical Society, the Rhode Island

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Two Selkies At Central Congo Sunday

Join Two Selkies as they explore voices and sounds from distant places Sunday at the Central Congregational Church on the East Side. Reed McClaren and Rachel A. Salomé Rosenkrantz perform world and folkloric songs and music. (Facebook event page). Reed McLaren is a classically trained

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Weekend In Music

Friday — @Fête Ballroom, Beats Antique, Moon Hooch, Pinky d’Ambrosia @the Met, War Games, Zero Holds, Brian Marquis, the Varsity Club @the Columbus Theatre upstairs, (A Tribute to David Hemingway) Vudu Sister, Sasquatch and the Sick-a-Billys, Muss, Woozy, Eric and the Nothing, and more @Dusk,

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Night Football At Brown — Governor’s Cup

(10.3) The Brown University Bears (0/2) and the University of Rhode Island Rams (0/4) face off at Brown Saturday in the 100th Governor’s Cup. WPRI ran a little thing. Brown and Rhode Island have met 99 times, dating back to 1909, with the Bears holding


‘Streetcar’ At The Gamm

Stella!!! You have all winter to practice your best Kowalski before heading down to the annual “Stella” shouting contest at the Tennessee Williams Festival in New Orleans. In the meantime check out the Gamm’s production of “A Streetcar Named Desire,” running now through October 25.

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Please Larry, Just ‘Lose Yourself’

We’re gonna need a montage! In their infinite wisdom, the Red Sox decided last Sunday that the video tribute to outgoing president Larry Lucchino should feature Eminem’s “Lose Yourself.” All together now . . . His palms are sweaty, knees weak, arms are heavy There’s


You Need This Pig

Check out Nostalgia Providence at 236 Wickenden Street (just in from Brook Street, where ‘This & That’ used to be). They have three floors of vintage and antique goods including: clothing, furniture, jewelry, cameras, lamps, instruments, typewriters, glassware, wall art, tchotchkes, and this rather large

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Week In Music

Monday — @Aurora, Guerrilla Toss, Birdlady, Dog Hospice Tuesday — @the Met, Wolf Alice, Drenge, Made Violent @AS220, Leiko, Eric and the Nothing, Jaazz, Mauricio Bellerephone Wednesday — @the Columbus Theatre upstairs, Bombadil, Haunt the House @the Met, the Parkwoods,the Furies, PALS @the Spot, Ryan

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Lunar Eclipse

(9.27) Head down to CCRI in Warwick to view tonight’s lunar eclipse with Associate Professor — and Triangle Forest nu-waver* — Brendan Britton. From comes this explanation of moons — bloody, super, and harvest — and eclipses and such. There is a total eclipse

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Pub Quiz

(9.27) Head down to the Wild Colonial for their world famous pub quiz. Compete for cool prizes and cover yourself with glory. Categories might include current events, local stuff, the Romantic poets, architecture, the Roaring Twenties, cartoons, the Old Testament. You never know. It’s different


WaterFire & Big Drum Powwow

(9.27) Celebrate Chinese Culture Night tonight at WaterFire. Sponsored by the U.S.-China Institute and Confucius Institute at Bryant University, it will feature a Chinese dragon dance, shadow puppetry, and check out the Chinese silk, paper cutting, calligraphy, and knots, on Steeple Street. Knots! Where else

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Fall Workshops At AS220

Register now for workshops at the AS220 Printshop — silkscreen, letterpress, book arts — and room is still available for Introduction to Offset Printing, starting October 5th with instructor Jacque Bidon. Colorful zines, single-page artists’ books, posters, and flyers can all be created in large

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Weekend In Music

Friday — @Aurora, Beta Motel, Heidemann, XR Tabs @AS220, iamacutegirl, Closet Space, Cum, There is Nothing Wrong with your Television Set, Monoliths @Lupo’s, Kansas @the Met, the Copacetics, Frankie Ranks and the Freeloaders, Back Rhodes @the Spot, Sex on Decks, Matt Carey @Dusk, the Dead

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Neighbor Days Block Party

(9.26) Yeah, it’s kind of a scene. Narragansett Beer and the West Broadway Neighborhood Association (WBNA) are throwing their annual Neighbor Days Block Party on Saturday from noon to 6pm in Luongo Square between The Avery and the E & O Tap (Facebook event). Live

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RISCA Deadline October 1st

Artists, non-profit organizations, schools — don’t let the October 1st deadline pass you by. Individual artists program director Christina DiChiera at the Rhode Island State Council of the Arts (RISCA) sends the details. Project grants to individuals: Available to artists who are Rhode Island residents

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Stadium Victory Rally At State House

(9.24) Come celebrate the rescuing of the Providence riverfront from the PawSox greed-heads at the “We are the Champions State House Rally” on Thursday. (Facebook Event page) We all know the battle is not over. I certainly hope the team stays in McCoy, but if