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Irrational Man About Town

Now playing at the Avon is Woody Allen’s “Irrational Man” much of which was shot on location in Providence. The film stars Joaquin as “a tormented philosophy professor who finds a will to live when he commits an existential act” as the requisite much younger

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Prisoner’s Song At Everett Monday

Performance arts incubator, Everett, presents excerpts from their work-in-progress, Prisoner’s Song, followed by a talk-back with the performers. Prisoner’s Song is an original performance for shadow puppets, projection, voice and percussion created by visual artist Erik Ruin, singer/composer Gelsey Bell and director Rick Burkhardt. The

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Foo Fest — 12 Hour Block Party

(8.8) This is a special year for local Scrabble-playing arts and anarchy lovers: The three-letter word FOO has finally been added to the Official Tournament and Club Word List by the North American Scrabble Players of America! (Def: n pl. FOOS, a name for temporary


The Last Waltz Starring Neil Diamond — MotB

(8.6) Thelma get the scissors! I’ll get this out there right up front — I am not a fan of this movie. It’s been a while, but I remember it dragging on and on with boring interviews and lots of murky, backstage nothing-is-happening footage. It

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RI International Film Festival

(8.9) The 2015 Rhode Island International Film Festival kicks off with a gala celebration and screening Tuesday at PPAC. Symposiums, workshops, and screenings of 265 films from 54 countries will be held at venues across the state including in town at the Bell Street Chapel,

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Three Graces Mixing It Up

Splendor, mirth, and good cheer. If you don’t drink yet, now would be a good time to start. Professional mixologist Willa Van Nostrand (she of the always perfect lipstick) and her lovely cohorts were serving up summery iced drinks at the WaterFire biergarten this evening,

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Aurora — Lots To Look At

New artwork adorns the front of the bar at Aurora on Westminster Street adding to the already eye-catching interior of the place (which really does hew to an auroral color palette). The glow of this illuminated facade presents an inviting scene to passers-by (the front

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Enough With The Durham Bulls*#t

Did they think that we could be bought off with a trip to Durham, North Carolina? Come on sizzle it a little, throw in a layover in Moosic, Pennsylvania and then maybe we’ll talk. Mr. Lucchino et al. have yet to figure out that opponents

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Loui’s Hosts Bernie Houseparty

Like I needed another reason to love Loui’s Family Restaurant. Tonight they played host to a Bernie Sanders Houseparty, even setting out food for the troops. And the place was packed. As to the local Bernie effort, there is a local Facebook page “Rhode Island

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13 Folds Prohibition Party At Dusk

(7.25) That’s Dusk, the excellent music venue; not dusk, the diurnal rhythm which is the final, or darkening stage, of twilight. 13 Folds Magazine, the self-described “lead provider of multimedia content for the Cannabis Community” presents their 2nd Annual Providence Prohibition Party. Facebook event page.

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House Speaker Needs To Hear From Stadium Opponents

House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello is still talking as if he has heard, read, and learned, absolutely nothing about the current thinking on taxpayer-funded stadiums from around the country. From Katherine Gregg’s ‘Politics’ column in today’s ProJo. On the proposed Providence stadium, he said: “Negotiations are

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The Shining — MotB

(7.23) And there’s a local connection. This week’s installment of Movies on the Block is Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 horror The Shining with music by Rhode Island native Wendy Carlos (born Walter Carlos, of “Switched-On Bach” fame) among other artists. From Wiki, In 1953 (aged 14),


Girls Rock! RI Showcase At Columbus

(7.17) It’s time once again for the Girls Rock Camp Final Showcase. These things are fantastic. We rarely recommend that you go and watch other people’s children doing stuff, but this would be the exception. (Try not to look weird and creepy.) It is amazing