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Pub Quiz Sunday

According to the Wild Colonial website there will be a Pub Quiz Sunday (it says 8pm). Compete in air conditioned comfort for swell prizes. Categories might include current events, local stuff, Rio Olympics, comic book movies, Russian literature, climate change, 80’s television . . .



(7.23) Don’t forget the matches. A full lighting, origami, fire spinners, gargoyles, the beer garden — and a timely nod to the wisdom of Edward R. Murrow — is just some of what’s on tap for this Saturday’s WaterFire. Before ignition: From 6pm to 8pm

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Weekend In Music

Friday — @Waterplace Park, Lucius, Math the Band @AS220, Druse, Throat Culture, Mountain Man, Goodfires @the Met, Cousin Stizz, Larry June, Big Leano, more @Fête, Cosmic Music Festival @Aurora, Girls Rock! RI Showcase/Fleetwood Mac cover show @Machines With Magnets, Shawn Greenlee, Angela Morris, Matthew Ryals


Week in Music

Monday — @Aurora, Good Willsmith, World War, Power Monster Tuesday — @Psychic Readings, Caloric, Joe DeGeorge Sax Machine, Psychic Hotline @Fête Lounge, Greener Grounds, Electro Politics @AS220, Max Orsini, John Colasante, Emily Correia @Firehouse 13, Austin Lucas, Matt Woods @Nick-A-Nee’s, Bobby Keyes, Marty Richards, Marty

Eric & the Nothing

Weekend In Music

Friday — @Waterplace Park Basin, Mainland, Eric and the Nothing @Fête Ballroom, Minus the Bear, Mothers @Lupo’s, the Lox @the Met, Joey Fatts @Dusk, Impending Reflections, 3 Parts Dead, 1031, Those Alone @News Café, You Are My Only Friend, the Hempsteadys, Maplight @AS220, the Furies,

SPACEBALLS, Rick Moranis, 1987, (c)MGM

‘Spaceballs’ MotB

(7.14) This week’s installment of Movies on the Block is Mel Brooks’ 1987 ‘Star Wars’ spoof, ‘Spaceballs.’ Movie posters around town say something else, but we’ll go with the Facebook event page. (Here’s the MotB summer schedule: It looks like they swapped this with ‘Superman’

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Week In Music

Monday — @Aurora, Providence Research Ensemble, Flow State, Host @Fête Lounge, Beach Slang, Lucky United, Potty Mouth @Fête Ballroom, Crystal Garden, Stanley Jordan Tuesday — @the Columbus Theatre upstairs, Wussy, Tall Teenagers @AS220, Grass Stains, Austin Hevey and the Heavies, Mind/res @Aurora, Passerine, Warbler Roost,


WaterFire Salute To Bastille Day

(7.9) Zut alors. Tonight’s WaterFire will honor our alliance with France starting with a special ceremony at the Waterplace Basin Stage when French Consul Valery Freland to Providence will be conveying a knighthood in the Legion of Honor to RI Seaman First Class Ernest Frank

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Weekend In Music

Friday — @Fête Music Hall, Swans, Okkyung Lee @Waterplace Park, Le Roxy Pro, the Blue Album @the Met, Never Shout Never, Hundred Handed, Me Like Bees, AlgoRhythm @AS220, Broads, Bearchild, Modern Trigger, Willow, Scope & Figure @Aurora, Silverteeth, Icky Woods, Pyramid, Tiny Diamond Saturday —

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Burnside Music Series Kicks Off With Boo City

Good choice. Boo City is perfect music for summer in the city. Although, the Downtown Providence Parks Conservancy has scheduled a good variety of acts for the Burnside Music Series and Trinity Beer Garden. More at Facebook event. Every Thursday this summer from July 7th to

The Wall

See ‘The Wall’ On A Wall

(7.7) Head down to Grant’s Block Thursday for ‘Pink Floyd: The Wall’ this week’s Movies on the Block entry. This is not a concert film. Roger Ebert’s assessment: The best audience for this film would be one familiar with filmmaking techniques, alert to directorial styles,


Week In Music

Tuesday — @Aurora, Moonwalks, Baylies Band, This Modern Bridge, Valley Reverse @AS220, Bears! Bears! Bears!, the Down and Outs, In The Meantime Wednesday — @AS220, Brainfruit, Afternoon Review, Frank Corr, Mouth Thursday — @the Met, Traverse Town, Littleboybigheadonbike @Aurora, Rampant Decay, Deathface, Wilt, Hussy @Dusk,


Revival Fest II At Dusk

(7.4) Dusk is the perfect venue for this. Lots of empty space around this building with no neighbors to complain. (And I like in the summer when they drag that old couch outside.) Facebook event. And it’s free! The second annual Revival Festival takes place

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Weekend In Music

Friday — @Columbus Theatre upstairs, Cowboy & Lady, Zach Schmidt, James Maple @Lupo’s, Rakim, Keith Murray, Mr. Cheeks, and more @the Met, the Mallett Brothers, Tigerman Woah, Viking Jesus @Dusk, Anaria, the Furies, Lady Pills, the Fates @AS220, Invisible Hours, Hands and Knees, Gertrude Atherton


Fireworks At India Point

(7.4) Head over to India Point Park this Monday for the city’s Fourth of July fireworks (rain date Tuesday the 5th). The celebrating starts with a bike parade from City Hall. According to the ProJo, Children and adults are encouraged to join Mayor Jorge O.

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‘Snow White’ MotB

(6.30) This week’s installment of Movies on the Block is the ground-breaking animated feature ‘Snow White.’ The New York Times review gives some idea of how mind-blowing this was in 1937. Nobody knew what to expect. Sheer fantasy, delightful, gay, and altogether captivating, touched the