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Weekend In Music

Friday — @AS220, Cat Has Claws, Tickle Tickle, Aloud, Wildlife @Columbus Theatre upstairs, Julie Byrne, Death Vessel (solo) @Nick-A-Nee’s, Tanya McIntyre, the Professors @the Met, Hip Bobsha, Yopoh, Tai Chi Funk Squad @Dusk, the Moonstones, Tim Mercer, Torn Shorts Saturday — @Aurora, Z-Boys, P. Everett,

Children’s Film Festival Starts

The 2017 Providence Children’s Film Festival kicks off Friday with an Opening Night Party at the RISD Museum’s Metcalf Auditorium. This ticketed event will begin at 5:30pm with treats and beverages. Following the reception, guests will enjoy a 30-minute screening of Short ‘n Sweet Shorts,

‘Science Denial’ Lecture At Brown

(2.16) Biology professor Kenneth R. Miller will deliver a lecture titled “Science Denial: from Anti-Vaxers and Climate ‘Skeptics’ to the Ark Park — Why it Continues and Why it Matters,” as part of the Reaffirming University Values series. Miller’s research work on cell membrane structure

‘The Great Dictator’ At Cable Car

(2.15) Look at that tie. I suspect Chaplin was making a statement with that. The Cable Car Cinema kicks off its Civics & Politics Film Series tonight with Charlie Chaplin’s iconic 1940 talkie “The Great Dictator.” Chaplin plays two totally opposite roles in his first

‘Songs Of Freedom’ Exhibit Downtown

“Memories of Inhabited Space: Songs of Freedom Played on Canvas” runs through February 24th at the URI Providence Campus. The exhibit features paintings by Bob Dilworth, Nixon Leger, and Evans Molina Fernandez. There’s a lot to like in this exhibit. I was drawn into this

Another Chain Coming To Thayer

This nice man hanging up signs at the former Au Bon Pain location on Thayer Street today explained that vegan chef and “Cupcake Wars” winner Chloe Coscarelli will be opening a restaurant called by CHLOE. Another bakery, when I’m already looking forward to the opening of

Support Planned Parenthood

Among the many services provided by Planned Parenthood is STD testing. They also provide information on women’s health, emergency contraception, birth control, and abortion. What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than with a show of support for this vital organization. Click on Planned Parenthood

Week In Music

Monday — @Aurora, Daniel Wyche, MEM1, Charles Allin Tuesday — @News Café, Songs to Drive Cars, Secretary Legs, the Inhumanoids @Firehouse 13, the Bunny the Bear, Echoes in the Void, more Wednesday — @Aurora, (Love Hangover show) the Van Nostrand Sisters, Jen Long & Brian

Oscar Shorts At Cable Car Cinema

The Cable Car Cinema will be screening the 2017 Oscar nominated shorts through February 16th. For the 12th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films . . . With all three categories offered – Animated, Live Action and Documentary. Most

No Tax Dollars For Stadium

“We have to come to our senses and stop signing these deals.” John Oliver’s takedown of America’s publicly-funded stadium scam has been viewed over 7,000,000 times since 2015, and yet not one member of the Providence Journal editorial board seems to have had the time.

Music Mansion — Two Events

[Update: February 12 Chopin Musicale canceled due to weather.] Two events this weekend at the Music Mansion. This enchanting music venue has the added advantage of being a fallout shelter. In case . . . you know . . . Nordstrom’s steps out of line

Weekend In Music

Friday — @Machines With Magnets, YÜ//F, Dog Hospice, Invisible Robot Hands, Ky Why @the Met, Starting Over Tuesday, Winds In Sails, Jessie B @Firehouse 13, 3 Parts Dead, Thirty Silver, Impending Reflections, Till Tomorrow Saturday — @AS220, Blackletter, Holy Roller High, the Holographic @the Met,

Congressional Delegation — Town Hall Forum

(2.12) All four members of Rhode Island’s congressional delegation will host a town hall forum this Sunday at East Providence High School. The ProJo advises, “If the U.S. Senate is called into weekend session, the forum will be rescheduled for a later date in the

59% Of Rhode Islanders Support Legal Marijuana

Every year support increases for ending marijuana prohibition and taxing and regulating it like alcohol. Regulate RI reports that 3 out of 5 Rhode Islanders now support legalizing marijuana for adult recreational use. The poll found that in Providence, support is at 62%. In Newport

Week In Music

Wednesday — @Aurora, LuxDeluxe, Ravi Shavi, Goon Planet @the Met, the Really Heavy, Waymet @Fête Ballroom, Joyce Manor, AJJ, Mannequin Pussy @Nick-A-Nee’s, Highway’s End @AS220, Lady Queen Paradise, Alyssa Kai, Beverly Tender, Death Exe Thursday — @AS220, Where’s Mary, A Mean Minute, Peach, the Legendary

Bury India Point Power Lines

(2.6) Overhead power lines, and the enormous towers supporting them, have long been a blight on the beauty of India Point Park and the view of the bay. Efforts have been in the works for 14 years to get the lines buried, and the Providence