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Weekend In Music

Friday — @Dusk, Lord Almighty, Crypter, Coffin Birth, Wreak @the Met, Mickey Avalon, Dirt Nasty @the Spot, Oblivious Fools, Mr. Sampson, Tyrone Shoelaces, Free Air @Firehouse 13, Damnation, Wolfman Chuck and the Spookelele of Doom, King Sickabilly Trio, Snake Oil Caravan Saturday — @Dusk, Triangle

It’s Time To Vote On Marijuana Legalization

A new idea has bubbled up in the general assembly regarding marijuana legalization, and that is the possibility of passing a non-binding resolution instead of holding a vote on the Marijuana Regulation, Control, and Taxation Act currently being introduced to the House and the Senate. Jared

Rhode Island: Tepid & Vapid

At least mine rhymes. It certainly didn’t take long for the negative comments to kick in on social media regarding the state’s new logo and slogan — Rhode Island: Cooler & Warmer. But initially at least the response to the associated two-minute video spot had

Honor The Cool Moose With A Plate Of Gnocchi

(3.28) Let’s face it, nobody needs an excuse to eat gnocchi, but leave it to the late great Robert Healey to import the oddball Uruguyan tradition — Dia de Ñoquis — linking the 28th* of the month with potato dumplings and government employment. This suitably

Week In Music

Monday — @Aurora, Glenn Jones, Rachel Blumberg, Joshua Marcus Tuesday — @AS220, Ian Faria, Edgar Clinks, Mouni, J. Manana’s Art Set @Dusk, Zip Code Rapists, Baylies Band, Ioneye, Vudu Sister Wednesday — @the Met, the California Honeydrops, McLovins Thursday — @Psychic Readings, Broads, Cool Tara,

Suggested Viewing For Blasphemers, Heretics, Etc.

I defy you not to laugh at the centurions trying-not-to-laugh scene. “Life of Brian” got a big thumbs up from Roger Ebert who reminds us, The difficulty with a literal interpretation of the Bible is that it is a translation of a translation of a

Orval Day At Pizza J — Just Say ‘Oui’

(3.26) Is it Orval Day already? The Orval legend began almost 1,000 years ago when a princess accidentally dropped her ring into a spring and a trout returned it to her. Then somebody built a monastery on the site . . . yadda yadda yadda

Weekend In Music

Friday — @Fête Ballroom, John Brown’s Body, People’s Champs, Tobler @the Met, Flatbush Zombies, A$AP Twelvvy, Remy Banks @the Spot, Elephant, Big Mean Sound Machine, Background Orcs @Firehouse 13, Nihil, DNR, Hellrad, Branch Davidian, Neighborhood Shit @News Café, the Dead LA, Seven Hats Parade, Wild

Highly Energetic Materials

This seems to be the proper term for explosives in the realm of scientific research. It’s never good news when URI professor Jimmie Oxley is being interviewed on television, still it is worth noting that the energetic materials experts in the chemistry department at URI

Quahog Week

(3.27) The governor has declared this week Quahog Week and restaurants around the state are celebrating with special menu items. Participating Providence restaurants are Birch, Oberlin, Providence Oyster Bar, Rosmarin, Tarragon, Vinya Tapas, and, seen here, is Brennan at Hemenway’s who happened to be preparing

City Launches Pothole App

Mayor Elorza has launched the city’s new PVD311 cellphone app for reporting potholes. First a primer on hole classification and morphology from the PVD Pothole Hunt website. Potholes are round, irregularly bowl-shaped openings up to several inches deep. Occur when asphalt surface of the road

What A Bummer

The untimely death of Cool Moose Party founder Robert J. Healey Jr. has blown a hole in the fabric of Rhode Island politics. Brilliant, funny, and an overflowing tank of good sense, Healey’s perspective will be sorely missed. And it was a testament to the

Week In Music

Monday — @Aurora, Beverly Tender, Food Court, Lady Queen Paradise, Edgar Clinks @Dusk, Queen Elephantine, Weak Teeth, Honest Living, Junior Beat Tuesday — @Dusk, Blevin Blectum, Mark Milloff @AS220, the Stoned Gentlemen,Guy Dalton, Jetski & G @Aurora, Divey, Orion Rigel Dommisse, Dan Talbot, Brendan Glasson

Artist Development Workshops — RISD Museum In April

Designed for local artists, this series of facilitated workshops with experts in the field helps you develop the skills needed to support and sustain a studio practice. April 2, Documenting for Success — Museum photographer Erik Gould offers tips and tricks for taking professional photographs

Brain Fair At Sayles Hall

(3.19) As part of Brain Awareness Week — a global initiative aimed at elevating awareness of the scientific breakthroughs in the field of brain and nervous system research — the Brown Brain Bee and the Cure Alliance for Mental Illness will be hosting the first

More Lovecraft Events

(3.20) More to do for Lovecraft fans this weekend: walking tour, movie, graveside tribute. Check out the new Weird Providence website (from the good people at the Lovecraft Arts & Sciences Council) for a calendar of events. The Rhode Island Historical Society is presenting a