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Monthly Archives: September 2016

‘Terminator’ MotB

(9.22) This week at Movies on the Block it’s ‘The Terminator.’ Writing in The New York Times, Janet Maslin described the convoluted denouement of this 1984 action, sci-fi movie in her mostly favorable review. Both he [Michael Biehn] and Mr. Schwarzenegger’s Terminator arrive in Los

More About Wallpaper — Meet Artists

(9.21) Another event at the 186 Carpenter Street Gallery for the Flocked, Blocked & Stenciled show. In conjunction with Design Week, the gallery will host a behind-the-scenes ‘Eat & Speak’ at this ingenious wallpaper project. Contemplate the designs and hear from wallpaper makers about their

Week In Music

Monday — @Aurora, Julianna Barwick, Rachel Blumberg Tuesday — @Lupo’s, Chvrchs @Psychic Readings, Gavin Riley Smoke Machine, No Not Nothing, the Funk Underground, Brian 4 Ever @AS220, Orion Rigel Dommisse, Anthony Savino, Van Nostrand Sisters @Aurora, Vieux Farka Touré, Alec K. Redfearn and the Eyesores

New Best Thing In Town

The tomato sandwich at the new North Bakery downtown . . . and I haven’t stopped thinking about how soon I can get back there and have another one or two. And where have pretzel crisps been all my life? The North Bakery tomato sandwich

Fall Flea Sundays — New Location

New fall location for the Providence Flea at the corner of Chestnut and Friendship Streets. You know the drill . . . unusual finds, art, fashion, children’s books, vintage toys, curiosities, furniture, food trucks, and more. From PBN, The flea, now in its fourth year,

‘Dr. Strangelove’ At Providence Place

(9.21) Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see Stanley Kubrick’s epic 1964 satire “Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb” on the big screen. Four screenings are scheduled: 2pm and 7pm, Sunday and Wednesday. This movie may not feel

Poetry Reading At Ada Books

(9.18) Ada Books will host a poetry reading Sunday afternoon featuring Mark Baumer, W. Keller, Naima Msechu, Oliver Strand, Sarah Cooke, Ada Smailbegovic, and a few others. (Facebook) I bumped into Mr. Baumer last weekend, near the cake at Ada, and it happened to come

Dark Matter, Where The Hell Is This Stuff — Lecture At Brown

(9.16) Theoretical physicist Katherine Freese will deliver a lecture titled “The Dark Side of the Universe.” Freese — author of “The Cosmic Cocktail: Three Parts Dark Matter” — will recount the hunt for dark matter from the discoveries of visionary scientists like Knut Lundmark and

DesignWeek RI Kick-Off Party

(9.16) DesignWeek RI takes over the Arcade Friday night to kick off a week of events. Drinks by New Harvest ($5 voucher for beer or wine) and food stations and outdoor truck ($5 voucher towards food of your choice). Music, raffles, more. Upcoming events include:

Weekend In Music

Friday — @the Met, Nada Surf, Amber Arcades, Field Drums, Forest Fires @Lupo’s, Shaun Frank @Nick-A-Nee’s, Biscuit City @Firehouse 13, Mike Peters @News Café, Little Tomb, Tapestries, Night Idea, 14foot1 @Aurora, Twin Foxes, Minibeast, Aneurysm, Public Policy Saturday — @the Met, the Feelies @Fête, Sun

Chalk Painting Fest

(9.17) The downtown skating rink will be transformed this Saturday by chalk artists — individuals and teams — all vying for ‘Best of Show.’ But they are really just in it for the glory and because it’s fun. Good, smooth surface too. Images inspired by

Ocean State Oyster Festival

(9.17) This was a big hit last year when it debuted. Let’s hope it’s an annual thing now. Head over to the Riverwalk along South Water Street this Saturday for the Ocean State Oyster Festival. Highlighting fine local food, beer, wine, and refreshments, local bands

A ‘Body Blow’ To The General Assembly

Six incumbents gone! House Majority Leader DeSimone gone! Jan Malik gone! Such good news from yesterday’s primaries, and look how close some of those races were. First-time candidate Moira Walsh won her District 3 seat by 21 votes; Marcia Ranglin-Vassell ousted DeSimone by a mere

Woony River Ride

(9.17) A lot is happening around town this weekend. Let’s start with the 7th Annual Woony River Ride Bike-a-Thon. Get on your bike and explore the Woonasquatucket River — from Providence throughout the Woonasquatucket Watershed. Last year’s Woony Ride was a success! We had over

‘True Grit’ MotB

(9.15) This week at Movies on the Block is the 2010 version of “True Grit” starring Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, Josh Brolin, and Hailee Steinfeld. (More on her later.) I ended up liking this movie so much, it made me go watch the original John

‘The Intimate Collection’ At Yellow Peril

Still time to catch the funny and provocative “The Intimate Collection” — sewn works and photographs that consider “sex, death, skin, bones, undergarments, intimacy, loneliness, destruction, healing and humor” — from artist Kathryn Parker Almanas. “I play with how we recognize ourselves in textures and