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Jordan Carlos At Comedy Connection

(6.1) Another Brown alum! Class of 2001. So if comedian Jordan Carlos looks familiar, you may have seen him in line at East Side Pockets. You may also remember Mr. Carlos as Stephen Colbert’s black friend Alan from The Colbert Report. Or from the late, lamented

‘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

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

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

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

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

Dan Gosch Art Opening — POP Emporium

(5.20) With special guests the Upper Crust! Gosch’s amazing work and the unique venue would have been enough to make this the event of the season, but artist Dan Gosch has decided to make it a party. For my first one-man show in 23 years

How About Zero Dollars For PawSox Stadium

Last Friday Governor Raimondo announced to the Providence Journal that the state should be giving no more than $35 million to the millionaire owners of the Pawtucket Red Sox. This came two days after the news that a considerable shortfall is expected for the state

Marijuana Legalization Rally At State House

(5.16) “We’ve studied pot long enough!” so say State Senator Josh Miller and Representative Scott Slater in their excellent column in Thursday’s Providence Journal*. They are the primary sponsors of the legislation to legalize marijuana. And they have been pushing for marijuana reform for years

Urban Pond Procession

(5.13) [Weather Update: Due to the rain the procession will start at Alvarez High School, 375 Adelaide Avenue at 5:30pm! A mini procession is still planned with singing and dancing and food.] Hope the weather cooperates for the 10th annual, and possibly final, Urban Pond

Peregrine Eggs Have Hatched

Feeding time! Three of the five eggs have just hatched and the parents are busy getting food and keeping the nestlings warm and cozy. It is a compelling scene: On the one hand you have the adorable fluffy white chicks falling about; while on the

Eugene Mirman At The Columbus

(5.13) Eugene Mirman is allowed into guitar stores. I did not know that for sure until a recent phone interview I inflicted upon the poor man. Comedian Eugene Mirman played Eugene the landlord on “Flight of the Conchords,” currently voices Gene Belcher on “Bob’s Burgers,”

New John Waters Book — RISD Commencement Speech

“This is the end of your juvenile delinquency and the beginning of your adult disobedience.” So said John Waters in 2015 to RISD’s graduating class. His new book “Make Trouble” is a reprint of that commencement address. (Hey Class of 2015, guess what you’re getting

Providence ‘Jane’s Walk Festival’

(5.7) When I saw the title of David Brussat’s walk this Saturday, I knew I had the photo to go with it. Join the former ProJo architecture critic for “Providence’s Waterfront — The Good, the Bad and The Ugly” at noon on Saturday. I suppose