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Cable Car Cinema Projector Temporarily On Fritz

[Looks good now. BC] But the café is still open! Checking out the Cable Car Cinema website this morning I came upon this alarming notice “Due to technical issues with the projector, all screenings have been cancelled until further notice.” I rushed over and checked

Food Truck Fundraiser

(4.29) Help raise money for a good cause while enjoying the best of the Providence truck food. ‘Truck Stop’ will benefit the R.I Community Food Bank.  This is part of this weekend’s 2016 Eat Drink RI Festival. For more on Saturday’s ‘Grand Tasting’ and Sunday’s

Weekend In Music

Friday — @the Met, the Viennagram, Eric and the Nothing, Tall Teenagers, Young Lincoln @Lupo’s, Badfish, Take It to the Bridge, Cornerstone @AS220, bloodpheasant, Goddard, the Cloth @Firehouse 13, Vital Remains, Untombed, Nucleator, Candy Striper Death Orgy, Possessed Entity Saturday — @AS220, Tiny Diamond, Paper

Urban Vintage Bazaar At Arcade

(4.30) Head downtown this Saturday for the spring Urban Vintage Bazaar at the Arcade Providence. (Facebook event.) The Arcade will be full of vendors from Rhode Island and Massachusetts selling a variety of vintage goods . . . in one place, for one day. All

Say Goodbye To Elephants

(4.28) The end of an era. Good thing too. Following this tour Ringling Brothers will be retiring its trained elephants, two years ahead of its original schedule. National Geographic reported on the negative publicity that forced the decision. Early in May, 11 female elephants that

‘Purple Rain’ At Providence Place

(4.28) Let’s go crazy. ‘Purple Rain’ is the semi-autobiographical tale of The Kid, a musician navigating the Minneapolis club scene, while dealing with a romantic rival and a difficult family life. From Rolling Stone (April 21, 2016), In the film, The Kid refuses to listen

New Urbanism Summit

(4.29) The Congress for New Urbanism New England (CNU) will be hosting the 2016 New Urbanism Summit at various locations around town. Since its birth in 1993, the CNU has advocated for walkable cities, human-scale development, and diverse, vibrant neighborhoods. Today more than ever, people

Pub Quiz — Wednesdays At Pizza J

You think you’re so smart? Head over to Pizza J Wednesday nights when ‘Geeks Who Drink RI’ test your trivia knowledge at the weekly pub quiz. (Facebook event page.) Join Quizmaster Jonpaul for eight rounds of Geeks Who Drink pub quiz. Things academic, pop, and

Week In Music

Monday — @Firehouse 13, Devil’s Cut, Saint Christopher, Ten Foot Polecats, Sonny Jim Clifford @Fête Lounge, Jamie Kilstein @Aurora, Triathalon, Mouni, Host Tuesday — @the Met (Bernie Primary Party), the ‘Mericans, Allysen Callery, Dan Paswell, Jared Paul @Aurora, Tangerine, Edgar Clinks, Thug Honey @Fête Lounge,

Bernie Primary Day Party At The Met

(4.26) Come watch the returns, drink booze, listen to music, and celebrate Bernie’s primary victory Tuesday night at the Met! The Bernie Sanders RI Primary Day Party will be hosted by Phillipe and Jorge with live music from the ‘Mericans, Allysen Callery, Dan Caswell, and

Open Studio At RISD Museum

(4.24) The RISD Museum is holding Open Studio Sunday in the Fain Gallery Artist-designed activities let visitors of all ages experience artworks in imaginative, thought provoking, and whimsical ways. The museum offers the Open Studio program once a month in both Spanish and English. Next

Shakespeare’s Skull? MIA

Shakespeare’s Head? Take a right where Panache used to be. How odd it is that this April, as we celebrate the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death, we learn that prior rumors and conspiracy theories may have been true — the skull of the literary

Sunday In The Park With Bernie

(4.24) Bernie Sanders will stop by with his “Future You Can Believe In” rally this Sunday at the Temple to Music in Roger Williams Park! The Bernie Sanders for President website indicates that the rally will run from 9am to 2pm adding that “. .

Earth Day Cleanups

(4.23) Cleanups and e-waste collection are scheduled for Saturday. Join in. WaterFire Providence is celebrating its 6th annual Earth Day cleanup in conjunction with Providence Parks. Clean-ups include Waterplace Basin, Donigian Park and O’Brien Park. Unclear where exactly people are meeting or when. Go to

Weekend In Music

Friday — @AS220, Viennagram, Triangle Forest, Lovesick, the Twenty Four Hours @the Columbus Theatre upstairs, Ballroom Thieves, the Dupont Brothers @Firehouse 13, the Rare Occasions, Marriage Material, Oh Malô, Von Donvan @Lupo’s, Max Creek, Jiggle @the Spot, Consider the Source, Little Known Alien, Mmere Dane

Lower Minimum Credit Card Charge On Parking Meters

Kudos to Providence City Councilman Sam Zurier for bringing a little sanity to the new parking meter invasion. From the WPRI report, City Councilman Sam Zurier will introduce a resolution at Thursday’s council meeting calling for the city to reduce the minimum charge when someone