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Weekend In Music

Friday — @Machines With Magnets, Belarisk, Virusse, P. Seligman, Bastian Void @the Met, Daddie Long Legs, Rah @Fête Lounge, Jeff the Brotherhood, Music Band, Funeral Cone @AS220, PVDLoop @News Café, Sneeze, Darklands, Idiot Genes, Hot Tramps @Nick-A-Nee’s, Johnny Watson Blues Band @Firehouse 13, Verscythe, Roadhorse,

AS220 October Galleries

Generally speaking, I am vehemently anti-balloon — environmental issues, unbearable squeakiness — but I am willing to make an exception for the work of Janice Lee Kelly whose float-balloon installations look pretty amazing. She and artist Maggie Siegel have collaborated this month on ‘Horizon Line,’

Cable Car Celebrates Anniversary With Movie Marathon

(10.2) Starts at noon Saturday. Dan Kamil and Emily Steffian will be celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Cable Car Cinema with a 24-hour marathon of movies from 1976. These two just always come up with the best ideas for special events. Here are a

Art & Architecture Book Sale — Rochambeau Saturday

The Friends of Rochambeau are holding a mini book sale featuring near-mint books on art and architecture. Also on sale, “1000s of newly donated CDs.” This is a great idea. People looking for art books will appreciate not having to wade through all the other

‘Documentary Now!’ Does Spalding Gray

With a shout-out to Foster-Glocester! The second season of IFC’s “Documentary Now!” is off to a great start. The show’s creators and writers — Fred Armisen, Bill Hader, and Seth Myers — are taking this mockumentary format to a whole new level. Tonight’s installment featured

Athenaeum Salon — Kramer!

(9.30) Dr. Peter Kramer — author of “Listening to Prozac” and a member of the Brown Medical School faculty — will discuss his new book “Ordinarily Well” this Friday as part of the Providence Athenaeum Salon Series. Book sale and signing will follow. A practicing

PVDLoop Festival Starts Friday

The Providence Y2K16 International Live Looping Festival will be a three day event starting on Friday, September 30th, at AS220. Over thirty local, national, and international live looping artists will be creating music in multiple genres for all audiences, all ages. We are raising money

Creature Double Feature — MotB

(9.29) The last picture show of the season and it’s a great bill. Two horror classics are on tap for Creature Double Feature: ‘The Wolfman’ and ‘The Bride of Frankenstein.’ I’m a huge Claude Rains fan, but I’ve never cared much for the wolfman oeuvre.

Week In Music

Monday — @Aurora, (following the debate) the Mighty Good Boys acoustic Tuesday — @the Met, the Dear Hunter, Eisley, Gavin Castleton @AS220, Ben Christie, Will Gant, Jacob Haller Wednesday — @the Met, Rachael Yamagata, Pressing Strings @Fête Ballroom, Against Me!, Potty Mouth, Frameworks @Nick-A-Nee’s, Railroad

The Dorrys At Aurora

(9.27) And what are Dorrys? The Dorrys are the 1st Annual Law And Order Party Awards honoring the best in local art, books, drama, film, music, and performance. (Facebook event.) 6pm — VIP Reception – champagne! fabulous people! something that resembles a red carpet but

Grant’s Block Party Cocktail Lounge

(9.24) Design Week continues. A sophisticated lounge party will take over Grant’s Block Saturday afternoon with tunes, and booze, and interesting people, and things. Grant’s Block will be converted into an outdoor lounge by Greycork, with tunes by DJ Analog Underground, a pop-up Print shop


(9.25) I love this artwork but . . . how many E’s we got going on here? No matter. The Rhode Island Independent Publishing Expo (RIExpo) has events all weekend in assorted venues. Friday has already kicked off at Ada Books! Sorry about the lateness.

Big Drum Powwow

(9.25) A traditional eastern woodland gathering takes place this weekend at the Roger Williams National Memorial with traditional Native American drumming, dancing, storytelling, and authentic Native American crafts and foods. (Facebook event) Eastern Host Drums Eastern Medicine Singers Mountain Spirit Singers MC Daryl Black Eagle

Weekend In Music

Friday — @Nick-A-Nee’s, Mark Cutler and Men of Great Courage @Lupo’s, The Devil Makes Three, Lost Dog Street Band, the Huntress and Holder of Hands @the Met, For Today, Gideon, Wage War, Rival Choir @News Café, David Tessier All-Star Band, Baylies Band, the McGunks, Minky

Neighbor Days Block Party

(9.24) The sixth annual Neighbor Days Block Party takes place this Saturday on Knight Street between Carpenter and Westminster Streets. The Luongo Square enhancement project is not quite finished, so the action seems to have moved to Knight Street. This free, family-friendly celebration is brought

Bob & Timmy’s To Reopen

Here’s some welcome news. Tim “Timmy” Doyle, original owner of Bob & Timmy’s Grilled Pizza at 32 Spruce Street, is getting it up and running again. It had been closed for the summer. Mark Reynolds at the ProJo reports, Doyle, who has been working for