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Good Luck Rams!

“I was Rhode Island born and Rhode Island bred, and when I die I’ll be [clap, clap] Rhode Island dead!” You know the rest. Good luck to the URI Rams in their match against the Oregon Ducks today. The winner heads to Kansas City to

‘Tip Of The Nose’ At Grin Gallery

An opening reception will be held Saturday at the Grin Gallery for Tip of the Nose, a solo exhibition by Providence artist Heather Leigh McPherson. (Facebook event.) This body of work assembles two- and three-dimensional gestures into wall-hanging reliefs, paintings on canvas, and projected videos.

St. Patrick’s Day

Great weather for walking to your neighborhood bar. The operative word there is “walking.” You live in Providence — you are definitely within walking distance of an Irish bar. Here’s a few. McBride’s in Wayland Square (seen here with the flag)  has the advantage of

Funeral For Fogarty Building

(3.17) Could there be a more fitting metaphor for the dismantling of the Fogarty legacy than the actual demolition of the John E. Fogarty Memorial Building? The loss of this Brutalist icon will be noted today with a funeral starting at 4pm. (Facebook event page.)

Weekend In Music

Friday — @the Columbus Theatre upstairs, And the Kids, Tapestries @the Met, Daddie Long Legs, Swimmer @AS220, Cat Has Claws, Tickle Tickle, Aloud, Wildlife @Nick-A-Nee’s, the Goods @Aurora, Raven King (album release party), Minibeast, Junior Beat Saturday — @Dusk, Jacuzzi Boys, Party Pigs, Neutrinos @the

Thank You Local 121

We did not mean to let pass without notice the closing of pioneering restaurant/bar Local 121 where last weekend friends and longtime habitués gathered for one last hurrah. Back in 2007, insanely energetic hospitality visionaries, Josh and Nancy Miller, took over the former Dreyfus Hotel,

Senate Committee Hearing, Bipartisan Russia Probe On C-Span 3

(3.15) Senator Whitehouse and Senator Lindsay Graham (SC-R) will be holding the first of a series of hearings on Russian election interference today. Four experts will be asked to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee’s subcommittee on crime and terrorism when “The Modus Operandi and

‘Open The Vote’ At Wild Colonial

(3.16) Two big events this week at the Wild Colonial but Thursday is the one you may not have on repeat in your calendar. The Wild Colonial Tavern and the Young Democrats of Rhode Island will be hosting “Open the Vote” (Facebook event page.) Join

Week In Music

Monday — @Machines With Magnets, Suicide Magnets, Carlos Gonzalez, Domestique, Andy Cigarettes, Inspired School of Astral Music @Aurora, JR Uretsky, Jason Curzake, Ky Why Tuesday — @Aurora, Granite to Glass, Barn Burning, Green Ribbon, Kate Mick @the Met, Vanilla Function, Oliver Penn, Small Talk @AS220,

Pete Davidson At RIC

(3.16) SNL regular Pete Davidson will bring his stand-up to Rhode Island College this Thursday. He is the vulnerable, baby-faced cutie who dishes up hard truths and goofy insights in equal proportion. Davidson has certainly earned that vulnerability; he was seven-years-old when his father, a

Fundraiser For Lovecraft Statue At Athenaeum

(3.16) Hey, Cthulhu got named-checked on Samantha Bee the other night. Here he is up to his tentacles in executive orders. That’s how big a deal Lovecraft is — a Cthulhu reference goes unexplained. (Of course, her writers are probably . . . never mind.)

Daylight Saving — Spring Forward

Daylight Saving Time — Who started it? Who needs it? One Rhode Island legislator thinks it’s time to abandon the system. According to this WPRI report, State Rep. Blake Filippi has submitted a piece of legislation that would have Rhode Island join the Atlantic Time

Weekend In Music

Friday — @Columbus Theatre upstairs, Dan Bern, John Faraone @AS220, Co/ntry, Triangle Forest, J. Mamana @Machines With Magnets, Unnatural Ways, Finished, Hairspray Queen, Feedback Psychosis @the Met, Four Year Strong, Can’t Swim, Sleep On It, more @Firehouse 13, Amorphis, Swallow the Sun Saturday — @Machines

Brain Week Starts

Brain Week Rhode Island starts Saturday, March 11, with the Providence Brain Art Fair at City Arts for Youth on Broad Street. On Sunday, March 12, the opening public lecture will feature law professor, author, TED talker, and MacArthur Genius, Elyn Saks. The event, which

Kilmartin Tries Some Gorilla Dust

What Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin doesn’t want you thinking about right now: His role as one of the legislators who voted ‘yes’ to pass the legislation that paved the way for the disastrous, state-backed 38 Studios loan. His role in the subsequent four-year investigation

Italian Film Festival At Brown — Gelato

(3.11) For years Brown University Italian Studies professors have been bringing students to Bologna for Il Cinema Ritrovato — or Cinema Rediscovered — a nine-day festival dedicated to rare and historic film. This year Professor Massimo Riva decided to run a four-day version of the