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Revival III At The Columbus Saturday

Fabulous lineup on tap at the Columbus Theatre Saturday night as they celebrate the third anniversary of the theater’s new life. Live music for miles! Kishi Bashi, the Low Anthem, the Huntress (debut performance), Screaming Females, Mitski, She Keeps Bees, Vudu Sister, and Last Good

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RI Comic Con All Weekend

[This just in! The Providence Journal reports that Carrie Fisher is a little under the weather and will not be coming to The Con this year. Bummer. BC] Con planners and Convention Center management promise there will not be a repeat of last year’s unpleasantness.

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Rafay Rashid Is On The Mend!

“How many fingers am I holding up?” The tip of Roger Williams’ outstretched hand may well have been the first thing Rafay Rashid saw as he slowly, painfully, came to, staring up at Prospect Terrace where only seconds before he had been cavorting with friends.

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Bach Marathon — Friday Night At Manning Chapel

Community MusicWorks presents Bach to the Future III — an all-night marathon of Bach and experimental Bach performance — this Friday night at Brown’s Manning Chapel. (Facebook event page.) Many of your favorite local musicians, not normally linked to Bach, will be taking part. Check

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‘Brian Chippendale’ Doc At Cable Car

(11.1) This might be of special interest locally. A profile of Rhode Island musician (Lightning Bolt, Black Pus) and artist (screen print hanging in my bathroom) Brian Chippendale is one in a group of documentary shorts screening at 4pm Sunday at the Providence Art &

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Lovecraft College Hill Walking Tour

(10.31) Was this the Shunned House*? Or did Dr. Whipple live around the corner on North Court Street? Learn more Saturday on the Lovecraft College Hill Walking Tour. (Facebook event page.) H.P. Lovecraft (1890–1937) lived in Providence nearly his entire life. He was so devoted

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Art & Design Film Fest At Cable Car

(11.1) The first ever Providence Art & Design Film Festival runs this weekend at the Cable Car Cinema. What a great idea. Husband and wife owners Dan Kamil and Emily Steffian formed the Providence Center for Media Culture following receipt of the R.I. Foundation innovation


Art & Design Film Festival Opens

(10.29) The first annual Art & Design Film Festival kicks off Thursday with a screening of the documentary “Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict.” Thursday’s opening reception at the RISD Museum will be hosted by Daniel Kamil. (Facebook event page.) Opening reception will include Oysters and BBQ

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Bat Week

(11.2) And what better way to celebrate Bat Week than with this image of a bat wake taken over at Brown University’s Breuer Lab, part of the Aeromechanics and Evolutionary Morphology Lab. Somewhere in the BioMed Building an eclectic team of undergrads, grad students, post-docs,

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It’s What Cheer Day

(10.24) Sad news — John Brown is dead. This year the Rhode Island Historical Society takes a unique approach to What Cheer Day by reliving a day of mourning. Head over to “Celebrating the Life & Death of John Brown” and learn how affluent Rhode


Urban Vintage Bazaar

(10.24) The Arcade Providence opens its concourse to visiting vintage vendors this Saturday. Many reasons at this time of year to be checking out new sources of apparel, jewelry, vinyl, housewares, and ephemera. You can never have too much (too many?) ephemera. The event will

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Pizza J Opens On Westminster

Facebook feed indicates that the long-awaited Pizza J is finally, really open. They’ve been holding a few events there, but it sounds like this is finally it. Open tonight, Wednesday, till 1am. We have very little information, just go. I’m sure they have pizza. And

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It’s Not A Hangover Until You’ve Stopped The Drinking

“We have to get over the 38 STUDIOS HANGOVER.” (ProJo 10.21.15/Caps theirs.) So said House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello at a speech to the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council’s annual meeting Monday night adding, “A company from outside Rhode Island is not going to locate here

AS220 30th Anniversary

AS220 30th Anniversary With John Waters

(10.24) AS220 first opened in 1985 in a rented space above the Providence Performing Arts Center (Art Space/220 Weybosset) and proceeded to turn the local arts and culture scene on its head. Thirty years later AS220 has reclaimed and reinvigorated four buildings that house a

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The Tree Root That Ate Roger Williams

(10.22) Roger “Groot” Williams . . . Hero of the Reformation or Guardian of the Galaxy? Gather round Protestants, we got ourselves a relic! This unique tale begins with the digging up of bones from a long neglected grave. So, boo. This Thursday the Roger

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The Final Spelling Bee At AS220

(10.23) The crown could be yours but the star of the night will be beloved Beemaster Matthew Lawrence who announced earlier this year that he was winding down operations at Not About the Buildings and would be holding one final spelling bee for local beer-loving