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Paul Ryan In Town — Let’s Go Say Hello

(3.2) Speaker of the House Paul Ryan is coming to town Thursday. His exact plans and itinerary are not known at this time. According to the ProJo, The reason for the Wisconsin Republican’s visit to the Ocean State — and the timing of his anticipated

Week In Music

Monday — @Aurora, Violet, LVMMVX, Jealous Fuck, Bonefolder @AS220, Tall Tall Trees, Z-Boys, Nova Tuesday — @AS220, Nox, Wax On, the Leaky Roofs @Aurora, Shadow Band, Orion Rigel Dommisse Wednesday — @the Columbus Theatre upstairs, Shira Erlichman, Angel Nafis, Lookers, EDT @AS220, Drew Christensen, Jim

Brown University Eyes Angell Street For Demolition

Last year the insatiable Brownzilla stripped Brooks Street of its architectural character; now it has Angell Street in its sites. According to the Facebook page “Save the UEL” Brown intends to raze the Urban Environmental Laboratory (UEL), and its community gardens, located on Angell Street

‘Intermission’ At RISD Museum

So the European Galleries on the fifth floor need some renovating. I suppose we could carefully pack up each individual — sometimes enormous — work of art, label it, move it, store it. Or, let’s just put it over there! And it works. As a

Book Launch At Lovecraft Arts & Sciences

(2.25) Head down to the Lovecraft Arts & Sciences Council tonight at 6:30pm for the launch of “Agents of Dreamland” by Caitlín R. Kiernan. Facebook event. Lovecraft Arts & Sciences Council is honored to host the launch party for Agents of Dreamland, a new Lovecraftian

French Film Festival Starts

Time once again for Brown University’s annual Providence French Film Festival to be held at the Cable Car Cinema. Seen here is Comme un avion, or The Sweet Escape, une comédie de Bruno Podalydès. Michel, la cinquantaine, est infographiste. Passionné par l’aéropostale, il se rêve

Durk’s Bar·B·Q Does Takeout

Fatty Brisket . . . my new country western name. Durk’s is great and now they have take-out service. On my first visit, I chose the brisket. You can specify fatty or less fatty. But c’mon people; the fat is where the flavor hides. Can’t

Week In Music

Friday — @the Columbus Theatre upstairs, Taboo, Humanbeast, Virusse @Lupo’s, Young the Giant, Lewis Del Mar @Aurora, Beta Days @Firehouse 13, Ignite, Reason to Fight, Cutthroat, more @Nick-A-Nee’s, Becky Chase Band @the Met, Rich the Kid, JDuce @AS220, Lunchbagg, Dre Raw, Hammer Hendrix, Seis Nino

Brown Prof On BrainGate Team — Advances In Mind-Typing

This is nuts! BrainGate, a team of physicians, scientists, and engineers, including a neuroscientist in the Brown School of Engineering, has developed a brain-computer interface (BCI) that allows people with paralysis to type using only brain control. No more blinking. According to the ProJo (2.22.17)

Anti-Fascist Cinemas At Cable Car

(2.23) Magic Lantern will present “Anti-Fascist Cinemas: A Global Perspective” Thursday at the Cable Car Cinema. The first screening in this ongoing series will reexamine the case of Germany through the lens of a militant post-war avant-garde. The program consists of a short film by

Happy PEZidents Day

Ugh. What do we do with this holiday, this year? Why not head over to Julian’s, eat, and view his epic Pez collection (in the bathroom). More about Pez, or PEZ, from Wiki: Pez was first marketed as a compressed peppermint sweet in Vienna, Austria

Dirt Palace Takes On Wedding Cake House

[Update: The sale has been approved. Plans for a bed-and-breakfast. See ProJo 2.23.17) Back from the brink. Looks like the famed Wedding Cake House on Broadway will soon have a new owner. The Providence Preservation Society has included this imperiled confection several times on its

Week In Music

Monday — @Aurora, Cuddle Magic, Thug Honey, Harrastronauts Tuesday — start your own band Wednesday — @the Columbus Theatre upstairs, No Joy, Way Out, the Midriffs @the Met, Rhetoric, Sneaker and the Dryer, Session 9, Toreba Spacedrift, Massappeal @Nick-A-Nee’s, Wilbur Hill @AS220, Black Wampum, Lord

Greycork Furniture On Thayer

I have never stepped foot in an Ikea. And yet, the cultural penetration of the brand is such that I get the Ikea jokes: couples fighting (both shopping and assembling); missing parts; and something distressing about horse meat. Rhode Island company Greycork has been moving

Lol Tolhurst At BotS

(2.19) In 1976 Laurence “Lol” Tolhurst and Robert Smith formed the seminal British punk rock . . . gothic doom . . . post-punk . . . I don’t know, I’m way too young to remember any of this . . . anyway, they formed

Ribbon Cutting At RW National Memorial

(2.18) New and Dangerous Opinions, the new permanent visitor center exhibit at the Roger Williams National memorial, is now open. To celebrate, a ribbon cutting and other events are scheduled for all day Saturday, starting in the morning at the Roger Williams National Memorial and