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Monthly Archives: April 2017

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

Artist Diane Samuels Talk

(4.20) Join artist Diane Samuels in conversation with Jo-Ann Conklin, director of the Bell Gallery, Thursday at the Granoff Center. Samuels’ installation ‘Lines of Sight’ was commissioned in 2006 for Brown University’s Sidney Frank Hall for Life Sciences on Meeting Street. The artwork is integrated

Patriots’ Day

On this day we commemorate the battles of Lexington and Concord in 1775 and the midnight ride of Paul Revere. For the real story of that ride go here. It is well known that Paul Revere was captured on the road outside of Lexington, and

Week In Music

Monday — @AS220, Wex, Dealer, Suicide Magnets Tuesday — @AS220, Colton Kayser, Warbler Roost, Bobby Mahoney, John Faraone Wednesday — @Nick-A-Nee’s, No Spare Parts Thursday — @the Columbus Theatre upstairs, Mipso, 10 String Symphony @the Met, Clambake, Toad & the Stooligans, DYZ, Hollow Turtle @Machines

Tell Your Reps — Legalize Marijuana

This could be the year. One very significant wrinkle makes this year different. Massachusetts has now legalized marijuana for adult recreational use and they will soon be hiring construction workers to build grow centers and stores (right on the border). They will be hiring specialists

Earth Vs. Cheeto

(4.18) Frito-Lay leads the way on portion control. Come see the giant Cheeto at the RISD Senior Sculpture Show at Woods-Gerry. It is the work of Adrian Pulido (BFA Sculpture 2017). He calls the piece “All The Good That Won’t Come Out of Me Has

Ivy Film Festival

(4.16) You never can tell what up-and-coming filmmaker might be making her debut at the Ivy Film Festival (IFF) but you can have a look for free this weekend at the Avon Cinema on Thayer Street and the Martinos Auditorium at the Granoff Center on

‘Harold And Maude’ At Columbus

(4.16) This weekend the newly formed Columbus Film Club presents the 1971 cult classic “Harold and Maude” starring Bud Cort and Ruth Gordon. With the idiosyncratic American fable “Harold and Maude,” countercultural director Hal Ashby (Being There) fashioned what would become the cult classic of

Weekend In Music

Friday — @Nick-A-Nee’s, Big Biscuit @the Met, the Silks, Julie Rhodes @the Columbus Theatre upstairs, Sean Rowe, Sam Moss @Psychic Readings, Gap Year, Mike DeCosta, Museyroom, Night Nurses @Machines With Magnets, Die Reihe, Farewell My Concubine, Ben Kudler, Charles Allin Trio @AS220, Pixels, Hard Pass,

Hooligan And His Person Retire

And thank you for your service. It has been brought to my attention that Officer Patty Blake has retired after decades with the Providence Police Department. Most of that time was spent with the Mounted Command on top of her beloved Hooligan. She had been

Eugene And Arj Coming To Columbus Theatre

But not together. Fans of “Flight of the Concords” will need no introduction to these two comic actors: Eugene Mirman played Eugene the Landlord — because he only plays characters named Eugene (See also: Bob’s Burgers) — and Arj Barker played the deluded ladies’ man

Week In Music

Monday — @Aurora, Milkmaid II, Creature Hole, Bed Death, Caloric @AS220, Gauche, Hand Grenade Job, Funeral Cone, Iris Creamer @Machines With Magnets, Shit & Shine, Container, Finished, World War Tuesday — @Machines With Magnets, Boytoy, Black Oil Incinerator, Littlefoot @AS220, Sparrows, Worst Days, Aneurysm @Nick-A-Nee’s,

Trout Season Opening Day

Today is the first day of the trout fishing season and Dave Henault of Ocean State Tackle on Branch Avenue has been up all night. By the time I stopped by the serious anglers were long gone, and Dave was helping a young man new

PCL Amnesty Week Starts

You were supposed to bring them back. Well here is your chance to wipe the slate clean during the annual “Food for Fines” week, April 8-15, at all Providence Community Library (PCL) branches. PCL patrons with overdue materials can return them to any PCL location

Urban Farming Events — Four City Locations

(4.8) The Southside Community Land Trust (SCLT) will be hosting four neighborhood Urban Agriculture Kick Off events across the city at four sites in Providence’s West End, South Side, Olneyville, and East Side neighborhoods. Each site will have an agriculture expert on hand to answer