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‘Basquiat’ — Movies On The Block

(6.1) A Japanese billionaire recently paid $110.5 million for Jean-Michel Basquiat’s 1982 untitled skull painting, a record price for an American artist at auction. Keep that in mind as you watch the 1996 biographical film Basquiat this Thursday at Movies on the Block. Basquiat stars


(6.4) Events kick off Thursday with a conference, “Making a Lively Experiment” with Christina Bevilacqua, at Aurora. (Everything she does is interesting.) And Thursday night starting at 8pm there’s a free dance party at the Steel Yard. Go to the PVDFest website for the complete

Week In Music

Monday —@AS220, Beta Motel, Tall Teenagers, Tiki Twins @Aurora, Amber Room, Aether Jag, Fantasy Figurine, Sali Celeste, Joe Mygan Tuesday — @Machines With Magnets, Climax Denial, Peter J Woods, Plagues, Scant, Hide Stacy Wednesday — @Dusk, Black Phillip, Thera Roya, Corot, Ashes of Agony, Gasoline

Peregrine Update

It’s insane how fast these guys grow! It’s official, four out of five of the eggs have hatched with one of the nestlings being noticeably smaller than the rest. I remember having this concern last year — would the runt successfully compete at feeding time

RISD Grad Show

(6.3) Don’t forget to check out the RISD Grad Show at the RI Convention Center. The event website is a vertiginous funhouse ride with a wildly kinetic design that makes it almost impossible to use. Sooooo as far as I can tell, the show is

OV Library Grand Reopening

(5.30) The Olneyville Library is reopening after more than a year of repairs and renovation, and the public is invited to celebrate the results at a party Tuesday. The library suffered flooding in April 2016 after heavy rains overwhelmed the local drainage system, causing significant

State Beaches Open

Summer officially starts this weekend when Rhode Island State Beaches open for business. In other words, starting Saturday, May 27, you must pay to park. The beaches are always “open.” This is still America goddammit. Rhode Island residents will be charged $6 on weekdays and

Weekend In Music

Friday — @the Met, Shore City, Tony Jones and the Cretin 3, the Inhumanoids, Wolfman Chuck, Spookalele of Doom @Psychic Readings, Mar, Suicide Magnets, Visibilities, Caroline Park @News Cafe, Tundrawitch, OroborO, Earthward @Nick-A-Nee’s, Mark Cutler and Men of Great Courage @Fête, Brandi Carlile (Sold Out)

Keep Your Eyes Peeled — Daveed Diggs Is Coming Our Way

(5.28) He looks a little different these days. Rapper (Clipping.), “Hamilton” Lafayette/Jefferson Tony winner, “Black-ish” cast member — with Brown alum Tracee Ellis Ross . . . do they reminisce about East Side Pockets? — Brown Class of 2004 and all-around underachieving layabout, Daveed Diggs

PCL Fundraiser At Hotel Providence

(6.1) Help support the Providence Community Library this Thursday at “The Future is Now” fundraiser downtown at Hotel Providence. . . . enjoy delicious hors d’oevres, drinks and music and honor our special guest, Senator Jack Reed, a longtime champion of public and school libraries

Scürvy Dög Parking Lot Mega Show

(5.27) The annual Scürvy Dög Parking Lot Mega Show returns Saturday afternoon. Live music starts at 2pm with the Defectives and ends with headliners the Viennagram after which DJ Roxy Epoxy takes over. (Facebook event page.) We’re throwing another free all day parking lot bash

What Cheer Records — Goodbye Party

(5.28) Stop by What Cheer Records and Vintage this Sunday to share memories and wish owners Jennifer and Chris Daltry all the best as they move into the future. (For now they will continue to sell their wares online at Discogs and Etsy. Who knows

Recycling Refresher Course — Metal

Bunch your foil! The Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation (RIRRC) has redesigned and updated its website making it easier to use. So what goes in your bin? Today’s lesson: Metal Cans — Lids — Foil That’s it—no other metal.  For example, a metal frying pan

Week In Music

Monday — @AS220, Glockabelle, 14 Foot 1, Rachel Blumberg Tuesday — @Dusk, Fire in the Radio, Snowplows, Lord Gorgeous, Jared Mann @AS220, Iron Lung, Woundman, V-Sect, Hardware Wednesday — @Firehouse 13, Gideon, Invent Animate, Ghost Key, the Worst of Us @the Met, Call Security, Benji’s

Crimetown Live This July — Two Nights At The Columbus

Join the Crimetown team for an evening with some of the wiseguys, cops, and other citizens of Providence whose stories brought the first season to life. Crimetown is the new podcast series from the creators of HBO’s The Jinx. Each season will investigate the culture

Free Trains To Quonset Air Show

(5.21) Free train service. Free parking. Avoid the traffic. The RIDOT ‘Trains to Planes’ program returns after last year’s successful debut. The Providence Station is one of three participating stations. (Free parking near state house — see map at website.) There will be three trains