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Mayoral Debate Tonight 7pm

Channel 12 Eyewitness News and The Providence Journal are hosting a series of mayoral debates — watch live at Channel 11 Fox or at Tonight’s debate takes place at RIC and will be moderated by Target 12 investigator Tim White, reporter Ted Nesi,

Brick and Mortar

Week In Music

Monday — @Dusk, Able Thought, Accidental Seabirds, the Adjuncts, Icky Birds, Colton Kayser Tuesday — @AS220, Krill, Brunch, Ex-Pet Wednesday — @the Met, A Great Big Pile of Leaves, Diamond Youth, Prawn, Field Mouse @the Spot, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong Thursday — @Fête Lounge, Vacationer,


Providence In The WSJ

Our town got a nice writeup in the Wall Street Journal recently and not just a cursory flyby with all the usual suspects . . . WaterFire, Al Forno, blah, blah, blah. This is a pretty comprehensive list of places to go and things to

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People’s Climate March

We don’t want to let this event go by without a mention. The local effort took off like gangbusters with extra buses needed and couches in the 212 in great demand. Happily, RI Future’s climate correspondent, secular humanist, and all-round good guy Steve Ahlquist was

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Weekend In Music

Friday — @Firehouse 13, Survay Says!, Jay Tea, Abraskadabra, Llama Tsunami, Mr. Furious @the Met, Scare Don’t Fear, Lies in Motion, It Lives It Breathes, A Cry On Deaf Ears, the Rookie Year @AS220, Thalia Zedek Band, Mecca Normal, Mother Tongue, 75 Dollar Bill @the

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Thayer Street Fest Sunday — Don’t Go

[Additional Note: The organizers of this event are clearly assholes. They have gone up and down the median of Blackstone Boulevard sticking in those plasticized signs (since removed) advertizing this event. I'm assuming this is some out-of-town promotions company, because locals would know that this


‘Kitchen’ On Carpenter Street

This compact eatery for brunch and breakfast plates is fast developing a slobbering and vocal following who will grab you by the lapels and talk you stupid with every single detail. Sadly it was closed when I showed up late. Apparently you can tell when

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Brown Night Football And Fireworks

(9.27) Tickets still available for the Saturday Brown vs. Harvard game under the lights, although Lot A is sold out. Stick around for the 250th Anniversary Fall Celebration post-game fireworks (or watch from the sidewalk or the steps at Nathan Bishop). [Results: 22-14 Harvard.] Tickets

alec k. redfearn

Week In Music

Tuesday — @AS220, Darklands, Kiss Concert, Burglary Years, Broads @Machines With Magnets, Diane Cluck, Ken’s Last Ever, Glenna and Willa Van Nostrand Wednesday — @Columbus Theatre upstairs, (benefit and birthday for Keith McCurdy) Tallahassee, Alec K. Redfearn and the Eyesores, Pixels  @AS220, Meta James, Ava

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Urban Carnevale — Free Rink Events

(9.20) Celebrate 10 years with FirstWorks with Urban Carnevale tonight at the Providence Rink. Two performances of Strange Fruit (seen here) tonight at 7:30pm and 9:30pm. Australia’s Strange Fruit fuses theater, dance and circus in performances that have amazed over 5 million people at prestigious

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Screening/Meet The Artist At Cable Car Cinema

(9.20) The Cable Car Cinema is hosting a special event in conjunction with Ada Books: John Porcellino, cartoonist/illustrator/genius, will be appearing at Cable Car Cinema to introduce and talk about two things: 1) Root Hog or Die, a documentary about his life and work; 2)

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‘Surface Tension’ At MWM

(9.19) An opening reception will be held tonight at Machines With Magnets for new works by Thomas Engleman. “Surface Tension” runs through October 19th with, . . . printmaking, drawing and artist books that are thematically interconnected through mysterious atmospheres with peculiar narratives. The work

three bad jacks

Weekend In Music

Friday — @Providence Rink, Low Anthem, Ravi Shavi, What Cheer Brigade @Dusk, Thee Fabulous Itchies @the News Café, El Grande, the New Limits, Sammy Kay and the Fast Four @the Met, Ones Will, Shore City @Nick-A-Nee’s, the Robcats @the Spot, Mr. Breakdown, Conehead Buddha, Driftwood


‘O Brother Where Art Thou’ MotB

(9.18) This week’s Movie on the Block is the 2000 Coen Brothers’ nod to Homer “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” starring George Clooney (The Facts of Life, Roseanne). A.O. Scott liked the movie (and the now famous soundtrack). It doesn’t take a classics scholar to

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Design The Night — ‘What Nerve’ Opens At RISD

Admission is free during the evening event series ‘Design the Night’ at RISD Museum. This week you can check out What Nerve! Alternative Figures in American Art, 1960 to the Present, and the Providence-issue launch of the publication Outpost Journal. Bill Van Siclen writes for