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RISCA Deadline Approaches

The April 3rd deadline for RISCA Grants is fast approaching — you have a couple of extra days to get your application in because April 1st lands on a Saturday. I’m assuming the schools and non-profits don’t need a nudge from us, but you ‘individual

Columbus Film Club Starts Sunday

The new Columbus Film Club kicks off this Sunday with the “The Love Witch,” she loved men . . . to death! Elaine, a beautiful young witch, is determined to find a man to love her. . . With a visual style that pays tribute

Spring Workshops At AS220

Check out the spring workshops on the newly-released AS220 Industries schedule: paper-making, silkscreen, etching, laser and vinyl cutting, darkroom, video editing, synth-making! (List of workshops here.) Or take “Introduction to Offset Printing” with the master, Jacque Bidon (starts May 2nd). Colorful ‘zines, single-page artists’ books,

Senior Industrial Design Show At Woods-Gerry

I want this canoe. Not to paddle in water but to hang upside down from my own ceiling. This beautiful “Skin on Frame Canoe” is the work of Jake Pill (BFA Industrial Design, 2017). It is made of ash, Dacron fabric, and Douglas fir (Special

Beer And Brewing At The Haffenreffer Museum

This year marks the 60th anniversary of the Haffenreffer family’s gift of Rudolf Haffenreffer’s private museum — now the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology — to Brown University. To celebrate, the Haffenreffer Museum Student Group has curated an exhibition devoted to beer in cultures around the

Two Protests In Town

(3.25) What would Dante make of the current administration. To which circle of hell would he condemn these creatures, they fit so many categories: thieves, hypocrites, sowers of discord, traitors against their country. This last one gets them all the way down to the ninth

Tax & Regulate Marijuana In 2017 — Now Is The Time

This can be the year that Rhode Island legalizes marijuana for adult recreational use but you have to help. We’ve got the votes — we just need to kick this thing out of committee!  So you need to make a phone call or two. Go

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

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.)

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

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