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Monthly Archives: April 2017

Weekend In Music

Friday — @Nick-A-Nee’s, Mark Cutler and Men of Great Courage @Aurora, Twin Foxes, Darklands, Burglary Years, Zeta, Gertrude Atherton @Dusk, Cory Call, Michael Dean Dameron, Matt Charette @Lupo’s, Ozuna @Firehouse 13, Michale Graves, Damnation, the Skeleton Beats, Deprived, Wolfman Chuck Saturday — @the Met (RI

Robot Block Party Sunday

The Brown computer science department is hosting its annual Robot Block Party Sunday at the Pizzitola Center. Facebook event page. The Robot Block Party is a celebration of National Robotics Week. This year, the Robot Block Party will be Sunday, April 30, at the Pizzitola

Sakura Festival — Saturday Classical High

Sakura means ‘cherry blossoms’ and they are a huge deal in Japan. The nation follows the cherry blossom forecast the way we track hurricanes. (Right now it’s peaking in Tohoku, but maybe start heading north to Hakodate.) You can enjoy Japanese culture, food, and whatever

Spring Cleanup On The Woony Greenway — Saturday

The Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council (WRWC) River Rangers are holding their annual spring cleanup Saturday; two locations are being targeted. Nobody says you can’t do both. Riverside Park, 9am to 1pm, 50 Aleppo Street. The happy sign seen here greets visitors to Riverside Park. Make

Vintage Bazaar — Arcade Saturday

The Spring Urban Vintage Bazaar takes place this Saturday inside the downtown Arcade. One of the pioneering Arcade2.0 shops is Carmen & Ginger Vintage Goods. Christine has great connections in the biz and is largely responsible for pulling these events together. We are booked solid

‘Modeling The Melt’ At ICERM

(4.27) The Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics (ICERM) presents a lecture by Ken Golden titled “Modeling the Melt.” Golden, who is often described as the “Indiana Jones of Mathematics,” will discuss how the precipitous loss of Arctic sea ice has far outpaced

Week In Music

Monday — @AS220, RIPS, Midriffs, Atlantic Thrills Tuesday — @Firehouse 13, Daikaiju, Moto, Hot Tramps @the Met, Morning Silk, Bochek, Holland Road, Jodie Road @AS220, Stocksmile, Hemlocks, Zero Holds @Alchemy, Mallrat, Beverly Tender, Ruune, Fading Not Receding Wednesday — @Dusk, Throw the Goat, HEXXUS, KUYA,

Happy Birthday Will

You want swagger? William Shakespeare invented the word. And if you woke up this morning bloodstained and puking you have Shakespeare to thank for that as well.  (Go here for a glossary of words coined by WS.) April 23rd is generally accepted as the date

Very Tall Man At Granoff

(4.25) Brown University presents an evening with screenwriter Ian Maxtone-Graham and historian Ted Widmer. (We’ve written about Widmer before. Resumé includes: President Clinton speechwriter; Martin Van Buren rehabilitator; Lord Rockingham of Upper Crust fame.) The recipient of seven Emmy Awards, Maxtone-Graham (Class of ’83) will

March For Science At State House

(4.22) Head over to the state house today for the Rhode Island March for Science. On Earth Day, April 22, 2017, scientists and science enthusiasts around the globe, including 394 satellite marches in every major US city and 37 other countries, will gather and march

Brown Folk Festival

(4.22) Brown University Folk Festival is hosting two days of music starting tonight at the Kasper Multipurpose Room. Saturday’s event includes stickers, posters, dancing, local food, and crafts vendors. The following bands may or may not be on the schedule. Geranium, The Move, Plastic Astronauts,

RISD Student Art Sale

(4.22) Head over to Benefit Street Saturday for the annual Spring RISD Student Art Sale. The street is blocked off in front of the RISD Museum between College and Waterman Streets with tables, tents, food trucks, and live entertainment. (If you have time check out

Weekend In Music

Friday — @the Columbus Theatre upstairs, the Ballroom Thieves, Avi Jacob @Lupo’s, Explosions in the Sky, Thor & Friends @Psychic Readings, Lilith, Fucko, Nox @Dusk, Northeast Traffic, Wild Life, Cat Has Claws, the Adjuncts @Firehouse 13, Mothership, z/28 @Nick-A-Nee’s, Electric Flood @the Met, Balance and

RWNM Volunteer Spring Cleanup

(4.22) Celebrate National Park Week with the staff of Roger Williams National Memorial and help clear away the gloom and debris of winter. (Facebook event.) We will rake leaves, trim bushes, prepare flower beds, and complete a variety of other projects. We will provide gloves,

Call Governor Raimondo — Legalize Marijuana This Year!

“Enjoy 4/20, but remember: Marijuana is not going to legalize itself.” So says Tom Angell of Marijuana Majority. Governor Raimondo’s number is 401-222-2080 and she is well aware of the economic issues at stake this year. Free college? Cut the car tax? How do we

Record Store Day — What Cheer

(4.22) Their last one, sorry to say. No sooner had Nice Slice folded up its tent than another Thayer Street icon, What Cheer Records And Vintage, announced that, after 20 years in business (5 at the Thayer Street location), they would be closing the store