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Monthly Archives: May 2016

Furniture In The News

Things to do Thursday. First check out ‘Furniture Music’ in the Grand Gallery at the RISD Museum, Thursday, May 19, from 5:30pm to 6:30pm. (Thursday is Gallery Night Providence and admission to the museum is free. There are other events on tap for Thursday at

Register Now — Prekindergarten Lottery

The Rhode Island Department of Education has just announced that applications are now available for its Prekindergarten Lottery. Ready to Learn Providence operates three of the programs and wants to get the word out about this fantastic statewide opportunity. The lottery is open to all

‘Local Food’ Panel At AS220

(5.18) Join ecoRI News for its inaugural Happy Hour Speaker Series. Guests will nibble on local fare while listening to a lively panel discussion — “The Dark Side of Local Food” — moderated by ecoRI News editor Frank Carini. Panelists will include: Ken Ayars, chief

Persimmon Opens

The eagerly awaited opening of Persimmon on Hope Street is here. Owners Champe and Lisa Speidel moved their popular Bristol restaurant to the site occupied for so many years by the Rud de L’Espoir. (We hope trailblazing restaurateur Deb Norman is enjoying her retirement.)  Gail

Week In Music

Monday — @186 Carpenter, Blevin Blectum, Juan Flores, Akiko Hatakeyama, Caroline Park, Tim Rovinelli, Asha Tomirisa @Aurora, Svarte Greiner, V. Sinclair, Scarpa, Mem1 Tuesday — @Firehouse 13, Urban Pioneers, Zack Slik, Ten Foot Polecats Wednesday — @Lupo’s, The Rides (Stephen Stills, Kenny Wayne Shepard, Barry

RI Progressive Democrats Meeting

(5.16) Tired of seeing those boneheads in the general assembly running unopposed? Tired of an ostensibly blue legislature enacting conservative initiatives? Take heart. There really is a political revolution in the works. We have an active candidate recruitment campaign going on and it is already

RISD Senior Shows At Woods-Gerry

The Senior Textiles Exhibition is up now through Tuesday. Seen here: Julia Wright (BFA Textiles 2016) works with wool, alpaca silk, digital prints, and cotton in “You Can’t Be Twenty On Sugar Mountain.” The opening reception for the furniture seniors is Thursday, May 19, from

Cleaning House

Heads up, pedestrians. These peregrine parents are fastidious housekeepers and fly the picked-over bird carcasses out of the box asap. It’s unclear where the leftovers end up. Are they scattered around the roof, or are they falling to the sidewalks below? Seems like we’d hear

Urban Ponds Procession

(5.14) The 9th annual Urban Parks Procession kicks off Saturday at 6pm from Roosevelt Lake behind the Casino at Roger Williams Park. The Tomaquag Museum provides this year’s theme as musicians, nature-lovers, historians, and area residents and students parade along the city’s chain of ponds.

Weekend In Music

Friday — @Columbus Theatre upstairs, Vudu Sister, Pixels, Bloodpheasant @Lupo’s, Keb Mo @the Parlour, Sharks Come Cruisin’ @Mohegan Sun, Zombies @the Met, King Los, Young Legend, J. Perks @the Spot, Boombsnap, Funkwagon @AS220, Math the Band the Band, Slingshot Dakota, Lovesick, Willow Saturday — @Psychic Readings, Cat

‘Launch The I-195 Bridge’ Celebration — May 28

Remember the pedestrian bridge? Let’s get this done! Save the date — Saturday, May 28 — for Building Bridges: The Launch, a party with music and food and like-minded citizens enjoying the Providence riverfront. Our elected officials got distracted for a while there when the

SCLT Rare Plant Sale

(5.15) The Southside Community Land Trust (SCLT) holds its 24th Annual Rare & Unusual Plant Sale this weekend on Saturday and Sunday. The Plant Sale features hundreds of varieties of sustainably grown annuals, perennials, and fruit and vegetable plant starts – roughly 20,000 in all.

Arnold Building Open House

(5.12) The George C. Arnold Building is 12 feet wide and it’s all fixed up now. The rehabilitation of this unique edifice will be celebrated with an open house on Thursday, May 12. The event includes an exhibit of large scale paintings, ‘Reconstructed.’ (Facebook event.)

EoDM At Lupo’s

(5.11) I love tickets . . . real tickets . . . with stubs that you stuff in your pocket and save forever in that little box on top of your dresser. And I love that Lupo’s still has a box office with a real

Portals Film Series At Library

The Portals: History of the Future of Film series starts May 11th at the Providence Public Library with the 2015 documentary “Dreams Rewired” narrated by Tilda Swinton. Over 100 Years ago, the social anxiety we see in our hyper-mediated world of today, was already well

Week In Music

Monday — @Aurora, Chris Cohen, Orion Rigel Dommisse, Derek Knox Tuesday — @Fête Ballroom, Devil You Know @Firehouse 13, Kalimur, Bochek, No Plateau, the Really heavy @Lupo’s, A Day to Remember, Parkway Drive, State Champs @AS220, the Post-Season, the Boxberrys, Cory @Aurora, Pony Time, Whore