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Week In Music

Monday — @Columbus Theatre upstairs, Mitski, Fear of Men (Sold Out) @Psychic Readings, Darklands, Worst Gift, Astolfo Sulla Luna, Willow @Aurora, Hot Tramps, Tapestries, Steve DelMonico Tuesday — @the Met, Henry Rollins (technically not music . . . still) @AS220, Global Crash, A Mean Minute,

Tig Notaro At Columbus Theatre

(11.4) Existential dread got you down? Sometimes booze and drugs just aren’t enough and the upcoming week promises huge doses of soul-scraping anxiety.  Here’s my prescription: Tig Notaro is performing this Friday at the Columbus Theatre and you should go. Stand-up comedian doesn’t quite capture

Live Music & Book Launch At What Cheer

(10.30) Proud Scouser Mike Badger, founder of the La’s and co-author of “The Rhythm and the Tide: Liverpool, the La’s, and Ever After” will perform an acoustic set, read from his book, and entertain questions, Sunday afternoon at What Cheer Records. From Facebook event page,

‘Tour De Tentacle’ Bike Quest

(10.30) The ‘Tour de Tentacle,’ a bike-based quest game inspired by the writing of H.P. Lovecraft, starts off and ends up, Sunday at the Arcade Providence. (From the Facebook event page.) Inspired by the arcane writing of H.P. Lovecraft, this bike-based quest around the city

Weekend In Music

Friday — @Firehouse 13, the Blasters, Delta Bombers, the Red Pennys, Pat Halpin @Aurora, Psychic Ills, Albert DeMuth, Minibeast @Lupo’s, Anselmo Ralph @AS220, FTTD, Spocka Summa, Dap the Contract, Jake heady, more @Machines With Magnets, Container, M Ax Noi Mach, Tinnitustimulus, Gyna Bootleg @Nick-A-Nee’s, Biscuit

Queen Boudicca Metal Opera At RISD

(10.29) To get an idea of the space the Celtic warrior queen Boudicca occupies in the British mind stop by the Houses of Parliament in London. That’s Boudicca in her chariot, a 19th-century bronze crafted by a man with the Hogwartsian name of Thomas Thornycroft.

Freaqshow At the Columbus

(10.28) Tagged as a “Fashion & Art Spooktacular” this weekend Halloween celebration features great live music as well with Beta Motel and the Viennagram. (From the Facebook page.) At 9pm — A spooktacular event showcasing and bringing together the artists of the extravagant underworld. Peruse

photo by Joshua Holko

Photographer Joshua Holko

(10/27) Thanks to a collaboration between Art League Rhode Island and CCRI, award-winning Australian landscape and wildlife photographer Joshua Holko will grace our little state tomorrow night for a free public talk about his years as a polar photographer. I don’t know about you, but

Illuminated Swan Boats At Roger Williams Park

(11.6) The photos I took last night of these lovely swan boats might charitably be considered “impressionistic.” And while that effect has its merits, I’m trying to convey some idea of what’s going on here so you will go. Much much better photographs by Sandor

Frankenstein At Avon

(10.25) Fire bad —that much we know. But who’s playing who in this National Theatre Live Encore Presentation? Actors Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller alternated roles for this National Theatre Live production back in 2011 and it’s not altogether clear which will be showing

(Lamp/Bear) Artist Talk

(10.26) Artist Urs Fischer will discuss his installation “Untitled (Lamp/Bear) 2005-06″ currently on loan from the Steven and Alexandra Cohen Collection. The enormous blue bear — painted and lacquered cast bronze, acrylic glass, LED lights, with a stainless steel interior framework, 23′ x 21’4″ x

Week In Music

Tuesday — @Aurora, Show Me the Body, Goon Planet, Xr-Tabs @AS220, Shred of Salvation, the Hemlocks @Machines With Magnets, Chris Corsano, Universal Cell Unlock, House Red, Mem1, Luke Moldof Wednesday — @the Met, Eclectic Electric, Nate Cozzolino and the Lost Arts, Josh Willis, David Begin,

Rochambeau Library ‘Fall Book Sale’

(10.29) Now comes the much anticipated Big Fall Book Sale at the Rochambeau Library. Proceeds of the bi-annual book sales support events, programs and services for children and adults, subscriptions of papers and journals, purchase of media equipment, etc. at the library. Monday is preview/dealers

Celebrate What Cheer Day

(10.22) Heads up netops, this is our unique and baffling cultural inheritance, embrace it. But first, what does it all mean? In 1636 Roger Williams was forced to escape the pious nitpickers running the Massachusetts Bay Colony and he headed south. After crossing the Seekonk

Pumpkin Carving At E&O Tap

(10.22) Bill Barry brings his “world famous” Pumpkin Carving Party to the E&O Tap, Saturday starting at 1pm. Lighting at night. Mike Kelly says, “Trust me, it’s the Cadillac of pumpkin parties….or was that a Lincoln?” (Also, Sunday at the E&O is Oktöberfest.) Pumpkin Carving

Athenaeum Salon — The Chazan Collection

(10.21) The Providence Athenaeum, in partnership with the RISD Museum, presents “Collecting for Life.”  Jan Howard will discuss the artists and works in the collection of Dr. Joseph A. Chazan. For almost ten years, Chazan has produced “Networks,” a series of videos featuring Rhode Island