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Monthly Archives: November 2016

‘Pot & Profit’ Forum At RIC

(12.5) So how did things shake out for marijuana reform in the upheaval of the recent election? The President-elect has, in the past, indicated that marijuana regulation should be left to the states . . .  so we could work with that. But then he

Foundry Holiday Show

(12.11) The opening reception for the annual Foundry Holiday Show takes place Thursday, December 1, at the Pawtucket Armory. The show and sale will then run for two consecutive weekends: December 2-4 & December 9-11. For thirty years, this popular New England holiday tradition has

Week In Music

Monday — @Aurora, Other Colors, Weird Year Tuesday — @AS220, the Beardogz, Little Known Alien, Walrussia @the Met, Slim Cessna’s Auto Club, O’Death, the Huntress and Holder of Hands Wednesday — @AS220, the Way Back, Where’s Mary, the Legendary Brewmasters @Nick-A-Nee’s, Highway’s End Thursday —

Crimetown

We’re number one . . . yay? Looks like the new podcast ‘Crimetown’ has a winner on its hands. The first season, devoted to Providence, is topping the iTunes podcast charts, and lots of locals are raving about the production — the podcast’s creators, Marc

Chez Pascal Holiday Craft Sale

(11.27) Hope Street eatery Chez Pascal will host a Holiday Craft Sale Sunday, November 27. Artists will take over the main dining room, setting up at the tables and booths. Pick up some handmade gifts created by local artists; ceramics, jewelry, apparel, illustration, evergreen displays,

‘Short Short Film Fest’ At AS220

(11.26) Head down to AS220 today for the Short Short Film Festival 2016. It’s the films that are short, not the festival, which runs all day from 2pm to 10:30pm. Co-organizer and creative director Toni Pennacchia explains, “This year’s programs feature both live action and

Holiday Bizarre At POP

(11.26) What better place to find that special gift than POP: The Emporium of Popular Culture. This fabulous new addition to the vintage/art/music retail scene will be holding their 1st annual Holiday Bizarre this Saturday. (Facebook) New Art, Music, Refreshments Come buy gifts that will

Free Holiday Parking Begins At Meters

Starting Friday, November 18, the holiday parking program begins when everybody gets two free hours at the parking meters. Do not forget — anyone who overstays the two-hour period is subject to a ticket for overtime parking. Grace period runs through New Year’s Day. This

Weekend In Music

Friday — @AS220, the Whole Facade, Frenzy of Tongs, Those Damn Kids @Aurora, Homeshake, Midriff @the Met, Ras Shiloh, Yami Bolo Saturday — @Machines With Magnets, Voted Out, Speaking Parts, Isabella, Providence Bass Syndicate @Nick-A-Nee’s, the Low Cards @the Met, the Schemers Sunday —  @Aurora

Be Thankful For Journalists

We need them now more than ever and they need to be paid! Apparently subscriptions to the bona fide newspapers are on the rise since the election and that is a good thing. Democracy can not survive without a free press and they have to

Record Store Day At What Cheer Records

(11.25) Nobody celebrates Record Store Day like Chris and Jennifer Daltry owners of What Cheer Records on Thayer Street. Here we see the lovely Jennifer being forced to pose awkwardly with a package of special releases newly arrived from the RSD Mother Ship. What will

Downtown Rink Opens

The downtown skating rink opens for the season Wednesday at 4pm. The opening had been delayed due to warm weather but the water is a solid now. Don’t forget to visit North Bakery on the plaza between the rink and the Biltmore Hotel for hot

Week In Music

Monday — @Aurora, Ravi Shavi, Beta Motel, Xr-Tabs @News Café, the Hemlocks, Suburban Samurai, the Broken Few Tuesday — @AS220, Jesseramos, Stripes III, Logik Wellington, OG Domo, more @Firehouse 13, Color Morale, Out Came the Wolves Wednesday — @the Dunk, Fetty Wap, Young Thug @the

Olympic On Wickenden

Welcome to the penultimate installment of our local 2016 Record Store Day trifecta. (We covered Armageddon, and next up will be the granddaddy event of them all at What Cheer.) But of course Olympic Records should be on your RSD map. Seen here is store

Arcade Farmers Market Sundays

The Arcade Providence will host a Sunday Farmers Market now through December 18th. (Facebook page.) Brought to you in partnership with New Harvest Coffee Roasters and New Harvest Coffee & Spirits, this market will be held Sundays from 10am to 2pm and will feature a

Pool Noodles!

This chair really is a flotation device. The furniture shows at the Woods-Gerry Gallery never disappoint. Both undergrads and alums are represented in the Department of Furniture Design Triennial Exhibition which runs through December 12. Seen here is ‘Sinuous’ — powder coated steel and pool