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Too Tall Or Too Ugly? — Hearing

(7.25) Great . . . another cash-strapped New York developer with a tower complex. I had hoped to reject this latest proposal based on aesthetics alone, but it appears now that developer Jason Fane will be needing more money than first thought. So grab your

The Artist Of Harris Avenue

An art installation of sorts has emerged on the side of an old mill building on the north side of Harris Avenue. Public art is not so unusual around our “creative capital” but this particular array had a spontaneous quality to it that made me

Week In Music

Monday — @Fête Lounge, Westfield Massacre, Firing All Cylinders, Galvanized, Ashes of Agony, Scatter My Ashes Tuesday — @PPAC, Elvis Costello and the Imposters @Dusk, the Essays, Red Tank, Wax On, Inman Wednesday — @AS220, Jamie Craighead, Morgan Johnston, the Font Club, Littleboybigheadonbike, @the Grange,

‘Wipeout #3’ Comic Release — Ada Books

(7.24) Head over  to Ada Books Monday night for the ‘Wipeout #3’ Oversize Comic Release hosted by Walker Mettling. The new issue features the work of Alison Rutsch, Caitlin Cali, Dailen Williams, Malachy Hopkins, Milky Pear, Mimi Chrzanowski, Ryan Alves, Zachary Kemp, and Walkeer Mettlling,

Prov Fringe Festival — Opening Night

Help kick off the 4th annual Providence Fringe Festival Monday evening at the new WaterFire Arts Center on Valley Street. Meet the artists and get a sneak peek at some of the performances. FRINGEPVD has grown rapidly since it’s inaugural year in 2014, expecting this

Providence Flea, Sundays

Can’t beat this location, but it must also be said that the Providence Flea has done a great job of curating and vetting their vendors. It’s a good mix and the quality remains high. Head down to the Providence River Walk on South Water Street,

Full WaterFire, Illuminated Koi

(7.22) Weather looks good for community paddling as Clear Currents returns for this Saturday’s WaterFire. Starting just after the WaterFire lighting ceremony (8:34pm), canoeists and kayakers from around the community will paddle up and down the river with illuminated Japanese koi fish mounted to their

Weekend In Music

Friday — @Aurora, Buck Gooter, Milkmaid II, Rat Jelly, Barkley’s Barnyard Critters @Machines With Magnets, Stay Silent Hip Hop, more @the Met, Letters from the Fire, AlgoRhythm, Shred of Salvation, Anhedonia @Nick-A-Nee’s, the Red Pennys @Dusk, I-Destroyer, Teazer, Ekbombs @Waterplace Park, Unlikely Candidates, Cannibal Ramblers

Art & Music At POP Friday

(7.21) Local bands Arc Iris and Geraldine are reason enough to leave the house, but this event is also an opening reception for the Ulysses Glove Project. POP Emporium is an art gallery/performance space combo, so you get a lot of bang for your buck.

Girls Rock Camp Showcase At Aurora

(7.21) God I love this picture. If you have yet to see a Girls Rock Rhode Island showcase get down to Aurora this Friday. I have seen a couple of these shows and they are awesome. And I don’t even have kids. Maybe I should

‘Romeo & Juliet’ At Temple To Music

(7.20) “How silver-sweet sound lovers’ tongues by night. Like softest music to attending ears!” What better place for that soft “music” than the Temple to Music in Roger Williams Park. Adapted by Brown/Trinity Rep MFA student Marcel Mascaro, this new bilingual English-Spanish adaptation of Shakespeare’s Romeo

‘Lost Highway’ Movies On The Block

(7.20) Can’t get enough David Lynch? This week’s entry to Movies on the Block is the 1997 drama “Lost Highway” starring Bill Pullman, Patricia Arquette, Balthazar Getty, and Marilyn Manson. After a bizarre encounter at a party, a jazz saxophonist is framed for the murder

‘Stop Making Sense’ — Cable Car

(7.19) One night only. Head down to the Cable Car Wednesday for Jonathan Demme’s 1984 Talking Heads concert film “Stop Making Sense.” Considered one of the best. Demme’s love of music was noted in his NYT obit last April. Mr. Demme’s self-proclaimed favorite band since

‘Dogs On The Deck’ Starts At Ogie’s

Have fun, do good. Ogie’s Trailer Park will again be hosting ‘Dogs on the Deck’ on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month all summer. Proceeds will go to the Providence Animal Rescue League (PARL). (Facebook event page.) Join PARL at Ogie’s on the

Blackstone Boulevard Concert

(7.19) The Blackstone Boulevard Concert series continues this week with Miss Wensday and the Cotillions. Head for the Trolley Hut on the Blackstone Boulevard walking path, right near the entrance to Swan Point Cemetery.  (Facebook event page.) Miss Wensday & The Cotillions return for this

Geek Dinner At AS220

(7.19) This month at Providence Geeks: At the July Providence Geeks, Rhode Island Museum of Science & Art (RIMOSA) Founder and Executive Director Bonnie Epstein will join us to talk about the museum. Many of you have seen RIMOSA’s pop-up exhibits at WaterFire, RI Mini