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Monthly Archives: August 2016

‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ MotB

(9.1) Some serious mayhem on tap this week at Grant’s Block. Movies on the Block is playing “Mad Max: Fury Road” and this movie is a gas. I’m not usually wild about loud, hectic, action movies, but this one is clever and witty, with inventive

6-10 Connector Public Workshop

(8.30) From Greater City Providence (GCP), The City of Providence is launching a public process to bring community members and decision-makers together to craft a design proposal for the 6-10 Connector, a portion of state highway that runs through numerous Providence neighborhoods including Olneyville, West

Week In Music

Monday — @Fête Ballroom, Melvins, Helms Alee @Aurora, Uni Ika Ai, Mouni Tuesday — @AS220, Eclectic Electric, Little Tomb, Moon Room Wednesday — @AS220, Toad and the Stolligans, Rina, O.B. Howard Thursday — @Firehouse 13, Bill Zanni and the Mighty Bison, Bunktown, Jets Can’t Land

North Atlantic Shark Nursery Discovered

If there is anything that can soften the image of great white sharks, it has to be the word “pups.” Ocearch, the at-sea shark laboratory, reports the discovery of what is being called the North Atlantic nursery. This expedition of scientists and fishermen just tagged

Big Blue Bear Greets Incoming Freshmen

Welcome Brown University Class of 2020! Hope you like this blue bear because it’s going to haunt your dreams every single day until you head back out those Van Wickles, even if that takes you five years. “Untitled (Lamp/Bear)” is the title of this painted

Weekend In Music

Friday — @Aurora, Invisible Hours, Minibeast, Dyr Fraser @AS220, Goon Planet, Public Policy, Greed Island, NOX @Psychic Readings, Hayden Arp, Department of Everything, Plums @the Met, Movin’ On @Firehouse 13, Aüva, Nymphidels, Cat Has Claws, the Sugarcones @Fête Lounge, Jetty, Future Generations, No Plateau Saturday

‘Alfred & Jakobine’ At Columbus Theatre

(8.31) One night only, the Columbus Theatre will be screening the documentary “Alfred & Jakobine: The 48,000 km Story of a Man, a Woman & an Old London Taxi.” This is quite a story and it has a local connection. It’s 1955 and newlyweds Alfred

Providence Folk Festival — Roger Williams Memorial

(8.28) I doubt Roger would have approved of this bacchanal being held on the Sabbath, but neither would he have called in the civil authorities. Yay Rog. The Roger Williams National Memorial will be hosting the 3rd annual Providence Folk Festival — Sunday from noon

Food Truck Friday & ‘In The Heart Of The Sea’ At RWP

(8.26) ‘Movies in the Park’ is back this month with “In the Heart of the Sea” this Friday at 8pm on the Boathouse Lawn. Set in 1829, crewmen aboard the New England vessel Essex face a harrowing battle for survival when a whale of mammoth

Burnside Music Series — Eyesores

(8.25) A double bill this week at the Burnside Music Series and Beer Garden. The Eyesores. These avante garde lifers, helmed by Alec K. Redfearn, weave Balkan influences with allegorical narratives to create intrigue, discomfort, and serenity. And Craig Wreck. The heart of a wanderer

‘Days Of Heaven’ At MotB

(8.25) This week Movies on the Block features ‘Days of Heaven,’ the hyper-atmospheric drama from the golden age of cinema. Not everyone thought this one was golden. Tepid review from the New York Times, At the beginning, it is as though this is going to

Volunteer Riverfront Repair Project Continues

(8.24) Last Wednesday dozens of volunteers sanded and painted over 100 pillars along the riverwalk. So kudos to all the volunteers — it looks fantastic. But Rich Pezzillo of the Downtown Neighborhood Association (DNA) says there is more to do. So many volunteers stayed until

Week In Music

Monday — @News Cafe, Infra-Men, Noble Giants, the Kick Ups @Aurora, Bog Log III, the Kevin Dowling Fitness Hour, Z-Boys, Cannibal Rambler Tuesday — @Aurora, Cal Folger Day, the Vox Hunters, Cardboard Cannons @News Cafe, Global Crash, Group Chat, Beackon @AS220, Throne of Saturn, Garbage Cans

‘Wordy Shipmates’ Fans — Meeting Cancelled

[Attn. Meeting cancelled.] Head down to ‘Books & Bourbon’ at New Harvest Coffee & Spirits, Monday at 6pm to discuss “The Wordy Shipmates” by Sarah Vowell. While this examination of the early Puritans and Separatists — including our own Roger Williams and Anne Hutchinson —

Music At RW National Memorial

(8.20) What a lovely spot this is. Bring chairs or blankets and sit around relaxing to live music tonight by the ‘Mericans and Cowboy and Lady. And it’s free. (Facebook event page.) Be advised, this is a WaterFire night. This is the last show in

Rocky Horror Convention At Columbus

(8.20) The 41st annual world Rocky Horror Picture Show Convention tonight at Columbus Theatre! The International Rocky Horror Picture Show Unconventional Convention returns to Providence in 2016.  For those here in 2013, you know what an event this was.  Join us for the Penultimate Event