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Monthly Archives: April 2016

Where Are You Voting?

(4.26) Find out here: Voter Information Center. The R.I. Board of Elections plans to open only 144 of Rhode Island’s 419 polling places for the April 26 primary, so you may not be voting at your usual polling place. Check out the sample ballot here

Inverse Problems And Harry Potter’s Cloak

(4.20) Gunther Uhlmann may or may not be in this photograph. Mathematician Gunther Uhlmann will deliver a lecture titled “Inverse Problems and Harry Potter’s Cloak,” sponsored by the Institute for Computational Experimental Research in Mathematics. The idea of invisibility has been a subject of fascination

So JWU, How About A Marijuana Major?

Today is 4/20, National Marijuana-something Day so listen up. Legislation to make marijuana legal for adult recreational use is before the general assembly, and director of Regulate Rhode Island Jared Moffat urges us to lead the way here in the northeast. When it comes to

Future WaterFire Arts Center

Who doesn’t drive around this city imagining great uses for this or that old mill building. And if this building is the one I think it is, I had plans for a roller rink on the first floor. WaterFire Providence has just launched Episode 1

Week In Music

Monday — @Aurora, Stephen Steinbrink, Brendon Glasson, Sianna Plavin @Dusk, Sadistik, Ceschi, Weerd Science, Upgrade Tuesday — @Fête Lounge, Transit, Royal Street, Light Years, the Red Summer Sun @Dusk, Kississippi, Latch, Joe Touchette @AS220, Harvey Garbage, Starship Shape, Great Gale @Aurora, Buck Gooter, Black Pus,

My Annual Pitch For Dennis Eckersley

When Dennis Eckersley is doing color for a Red Sox game, I always leave it on. When Jerry Remy is in the booth? I usually end up switching it off. Last year, as the Red Sox organization was covering itself with glory with one bone-headed

Bernie Events Calendar

Events of interest to Bernie supporters. RALLY —10am to 1pm, Saturday, April 16 — Deputy State Coordinator Lauren Neidel invites everyone to join in. (Facebook event page.) There will be a YUUUUGE rally for Bernie supporters at the State House on Smith Street. Right after


Entering the Todd Oldham exhibit is like waking up in Munchkin Land . . . or emerging from the shadows into the sunny green of Fenway Park . . . if Fenway Park was covered in sequins. This is instant joy. The curators have created

Weekend In Music

Friday — @AS220, Snowplows, Willow, Sharpest, Pleasure Gap @Aurora, Shame Michael Broderick, Soft Target, Worth, Creeping, Lvmmvx, Cyst @Firehouse 13, Black No. 1, Devlyn Sydus, Necrophiliac Meat Circus, Jimi Half Dead & the Die Alongs Saturday — @Fête Ballroom, Magic Man & the Griswolds, Panama

Record Store Day

(4.16) Saturday’s weather looks perfect for a vinyl crawl. Why not hit all the local shops selling new and used records. My pals the Daltrys own What Cheer Records & Vintage at 180 Angell Street and it’s always something of a party there, including live

‘First Folio’ At Granoff Through May 1st

An exhibition titled “First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare” will mark the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death. Featuring the first collected edition of Shakespeare’s plays, the exhibition offers a chance for visitors to view a book of national significance that would’ve otherwise

Wheeler Clothing Sale

(4.16) Who knows, you may even score some Gloria Vanderbilt jeans. The annual Wheeler Clothing Sale runs this week on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday — rain or shine. I know people who leave work early to hit the racks on Thursday. Clothing is gently worn

Future Of Commercial Fishing Forum

(4.14) “Is Commercial Fishing Sustainable?” will be the topic of Thursday’s forum at Rhode Island College. And not a moment too soon. Just in the news: “Climate-related Death of Coral Alarms Scientist” (NYT 4.9.16.) Coral reefs are the crucial incubators of the ocean’s ecosystem, providing

Student Exhibition At Bell Gallery

The Bell Gallery and the Department of Visual Art present the work of thirty artists in Brown’s 36th annual Student Exhibition. The juried exhibition is open to all Brown University students, regardless of major, and encourages artists to submit work in a variety of media. Jan Howard

Peregrine Webcam Is Up — Cuatro Huevos!

It’s that time of the year again. The Audubon Society of Rhode Island has turned on the Peregrine Falcon webcam atop the Superman Building. By March 31st there were four eggs in the nest. The female (guessing here) occasionally gets up to fiddle with the

Week In Music

Monday — @Dusk, Ramming Speed, Teazer, Worst Days, Tuesday — @the Columbus Theatre, Vandaveer, Ian Fitzgerald @AS220, Cocek! Brass Band, Extraordinary Rendition Band @the Met, LE1F, Junglepussy, Ladie Tune, Emmanuelle Guilme @Aurora, Hide, Tinnitus Stimulus, Sects, Gunboy Wednesday — @Psychic Readings, Dumpster Cookies, Amat, Why,