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Monthly Archives: June 2016

Weekend In Music

Friday — @Columbus Theatre upstairs, Cowboy & Lady, Zach Schmidt, James Maple @Lupo’s, Rakim, Keith Murray, Mr. Cheeks, and more @the Met, the Mallett Brothers, Tigerman Woah, Viking Jesus @Dusk, Anaria, the Furies, Lady Pills, the Fates @AS220, Invisible Hours, Hands and Knees, Gertrude Atherton

Fireworks At India Point

(7.4) Head over to India Point Park this Monday for the city’s Fourth of July fireworks (rain date Tuesday the 5th). The celebrating starts with a bike parade from City Hall. According to the ProJo, Children and adults are encouraged to join Mayor Jorge O.

Progressive Dems Endorsement Meeting

(6.30) The Progressive Democrats (PDA) are having a special meeting this Thursday to vote on candidate endorsements for General Assembly primaries. Can’t make it? Donate here to help support the efforts of the progressive challengers. Check out the appearance of PDA state coordinator Sam Bell

‘Snow White’ MotB

(6.30) This week’s installment of Movies on the Block is the ground-breaking animated feature ‘Snow White.’ The New York Times review gives some idea of how mind-blowing this was in 1937. Nobody knew what to expect. Sheer fantasy, delightful, gay, and altogether captivating, touched the

Week In Music

Monday — @Aurora, Ports of Spain, Russ Connors @Dusk, Hairspray Queen, the YaBeautifuls, Doll Baby, Honest Living @Fête Ballroom, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, Civil Twilight Tuesday — @the Met, We Were Promised Jetpacks, Prism Tats @Fête Lounge, Pere Ubu @Dusk, Soft Kill, Underpass, Way

Providence-To-Newport Ferry Coming On Line

By July 1st? Not much to look at right now but plenty of workers were beavering about with trucks, pavers, and front-end loaders today. It could happen and it will be great to have the ferry back. Some details from the Providence Journal: The ferry

Ugandan Kids Choir At First Baptist

(6.26) How cute is this. I may be a godless heathen, but these faces are irresistible. I’ll bet the music is good too. The Ugandan Kids Choir will perform Sunday morning at the First Baptist Church in America on North Main Street. All are welcome.

Recycle-A-Bike Sale

(6.25) Recycle-a-Bike in Olneyville is holding a bike sale Saturday. Refurbished Bikes Discounted Prices All Makes and Models Space still available in the July Build-a-Bike class, an 18-hour course with 6 class dates. (Starts 6/30) Class Content: – Bike parts overview, bike assessment & diagnosis

‘Womanimation’ At AS220

(6.25) AS220 hosts three screenings of the ‘Womanimation Film Festival’ Saturday on the main stage. A catered reception follows the final screening with DJ Madame B. Presenting a select program of eleven short films from Europe, Asia, and North America, the festival blends styles such

BBQ Festival At Steel Yard — Friday And Saturday

(6.25) The Ocean State BBQ Festival takes place Friday and Saturday at the Steel Yard. Live music both days with: the Quahogs, Frankie Ranks, the Silks, the Red Pennys, and more. Smoke-Off Award Ceremony Saturday at 5pm. Four categories of competition: Brisket, Ribs, Pulled Pork,

Weekend In Music

Friday — @Lupo’s, Awolnation cancelled @News Café, Dr. Apple, J-Earn & Sheezac, 4Eyes @AS220, Hard Charger, Gowl, Ratstab, Flinstones @Firehouse 13, Bury Your Dead, Kublai Khan, Crucible, Great American Ghost, Degrader @Machines With Magnets, Richard Album, Russel the Leaf, Bryan Reynolds, Dan Talbot Saturday —

POP Antiques & Vintage Opens

The Emporium of Popular Culture is back. And this time the shop/gallery/performance space is up here in Providence. Proprietor Darren Hill is certainly an interesting character. The former musician was written up in yesterday’s Boston Globe in anticipation of the opening of the new POP

‘Moonrise Kingdom’ — Roger Williams Park

(6.24) Head over to Roger Williams Park for a free screening of ‘Moonrise Kingdom’ Friday night . . . under the stars. This is the Rhode Island Wes Anderson movie and one of his best. (From the Facebook event page.) The movie will start at

Food Trucks At City Hall

A gaggle of food trucks will congregate on the fourth Thursday of every month, now through August. (Facebook event.) Come to historic City Hall in Providence and experience the streets lined with local food trucks. This new monthly event is held the 4th Thursday of

Café Pearl Opens At RISD Museum

The RISD Museum opened the new Café Pearl today. Located at the (newly reopened) Benefit Street entrance, the café honors longtime docent, the 102-year-old Pearl Nathan. The café is named in honor of one of the Museum’s first and longest-serving volunteer docents, Pearl Nathan. It

‘Star Wars: Force Awakens’ MotB

(6.23) It’s all about BB-8 as far as I’m concerned. ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ — starring Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac — is this week’s installment of Movies on the Block. Three decades after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, a new threat