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PVDLoop Festival Starts Friday

The Providence Y2K16 International Live Looping Festival will be a three day event starting on Friday, September 30th, at AS220. Over thirty local, national, and international live looping artists will be creating music in multiple genres for all audiences, all ages. We are raising money

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Creature Double Feature — MotB Thursday

The last picture show of the season and it’s a great bill. Two horror classics are on tap for Creature Double Feature: ‘The Wolfman’ and ‘The Bride of Frankenstein.’ I’m a huge Claude Rains fan, but I’ve never cared much for the wolfman oeuvre. The

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Grant’s Block Party Cocktail Lounge

(9.24) Design Week continues. A sophisticated lounge party will take over Grant’s Block Saturday afternoon with tunes, and booze, and interesting people, and things. Grant’s Block will be converted into an outdoor lounge by Greycork, with tunes by DJ Analog Underground, a pop-up Print shop

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RIPExpo

(9.25) I love this artwork but . . . how many E’s we got going on here? No matter. The Rhode Island Independent Publishing Expo (RIExpo) has events all weekend in assorted venues. Friday has already kicked off at Ada Books! Sorry about the lateness.

E&O Tap

Neighbor Days Block Party

(9.24) The sixth annual Neighbor Days Block Party takes place this Saturday on Knight Street between Carpenter and Westminster Streets. The Luongo Square enhancement project is not quite finished, so the action seems to have moved to Knight Street. This free, family-friendly celebration is brought

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More About Wallpaper — Meet Artists

(9.21) Another event at the 186 Carpenter Street Gallery for the Flocked, Blocked & Stenciled show. In conjunction with Design Week, the gallery will host a behind-the-scenes ‘Eat & Speak’ at this ingenious wallpaper project. Contemplate the designs and hear from wallpaper makers about their

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New Best Thing In Town

The tomato sandwich at the new North Bakery downtown . . . and I haven’t stopped thinking about how soon I can get back there and have another one or two. And where have pretzel crisps been all my life? The North Bakery tomato sandwich

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‘Dr. Strangelove’ At Providence Place

(9.21) Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see Stanley Kubrick’s epic 1964 satire “Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb” on the big screen. Four screenings are scheduled: 2pm and 7pm, Sunday and Wednesday. This movie may not feel

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Poetry Reading At Ada Books

(9.18) Ada Books will host a poetry reading Sunday afternoon featuring Mark Baumer, W. Keller, Naima Msechu, Oliver Strand, Sarah Cooke, Ada Smailbegovic, and a few others. (Facebook) I bumped into Mr. Baumer last weekend, near the cake at Ada, and it happened to come

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Dark Matter, Where The Hell Is This Stuff — Lecture At Brown

(9.16) Theoretical physicist Katherine Freese will deliver a lecture titled “The Dark Side of the Universe.” Freese — author of “The Cosmic Cocktail: Three Parts Dark Matter” — will recount the hunt for dark matter from the discoveries of visionary scientists like Knut Lundmark and

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Chalk Painting Fest

(9.17) The downtown skating rink will be transformed this Saturday by chalk artists — individuals and teams — all vying for ‘Best of Show.’ But they are really just in it for the glory and because it’s fun. Good, smooth surface too. Images inspired by

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A ‘Body Blow’ To The General Assembly

Six incumbents gone! House Majority Leader DeSimone gone! Jan Malik gone! Such good news from yesterday’s primaries, and look how close some of those races were. First-time candidate Moira Walsh won her District 3 seat by 21 votes; Marcia Ranglin-Vassell ousted DeSimone by a mere

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‘True Grit’ MotB

(9.15) This week at Movies on the Block is the 2010 version of “True Grit” starring Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, Josh Brolin, and Hailee Steinfeld. (More on her later.) I ended up liking this movie so much, it made me go watch the original John

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‘The Intimate Collection’ At Yellow Peril

Still time to catch the funny and provocative “The Intimate Collection” — sewn works and photographs that consider “sex, death, skin, bones, undergarments, intimacy, loneliness, destruction, healing and humor” — from artist Kathryn Parker Almanas. “I play with how we recognize ourselves in textures and

VOTE!

Tuesday Primary Day

(9.13) Tuesday could signal the beginning of the end for the old guard of DINO democrats that currently control the Rhode Island general assembly. Out of the 27 primaries for assembly seats, 12 will determine who gets the seat. (If you are new to town,

Providence River

Contract Awarded For Pedestrian Bridge

Finally. The state has awarded a $16-million construction contract to a Massachusetts firm to build the Providence River pedestrian bridge. This is the project that got tabled when the stadium idea came to town. This is a much better idea and will alter the development