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Oktoberfest — Burnside Music Series

(10.15) This is a special event in the Burnside Music Series — Oktoberfest. Head over to the Trinity Beer Garden featuring special brews from Revival Brewing Co., creators of Burnsider Pale Ale and, seen here, the Bushido Pumpkin Ale, fermented with saki and Octoberfest yeast.

Reanimator, The Beer, The Movie — Saturday At Columbus

The good people at Narragansett Brewery invite you to the launch of the third of their Lovecraft-branded brews, Reanimator Helles Lager, at a screening of the 1985 Stuart Gordon comedy-horror classic “Re-Animator.” Back from the dead just in time for the spookiest month of the

Three Graces Mixing It Up

Splendor, mirth, and good cheer. If you don’t drink yet, now would be a good time to start. Professional mixologist Willa Van Nostrand (she of the always perfect lipstick) and her lovely cohorts were serving up summery iced drinks at the WaterFire biergarten this evening,

‘Jaws’ MotB — Honor The Man. Crush The Can

(7.16) For those who missed the recent indoorsy theatrical screenings, here comes Movies on the Block with yet another opportunity for viewing the 1975 Spielberg thriller “Jaws” starring the late Robert Shaw as Quint. What more can possibly be said about this movie — let’s

RI Brew Fest

(1.31) Tickets are selling fast for the third annual Rhode Island Brew Fest — ‘Session One’ is already sold out. Here are the vital statistics: 200 beers; 55 breweries; 0 kids; 0 babies; 0 pets. Just a few hours of sudsy, hoppy, grownup fun. Gail

Made On Horror — Sold On Merit

More genius marketing, and a great label, from Narragansett Brewery. This time it’s Lovecraft Honey Ale an homage to Providence’s hometown horror fiction writer, H.P. Lovecraft, and the first draft of Narragansett’s Lovecraft Series. Crafted in collaboration with Revival Brewing Company — it was released

Contract Brewer On Tap For Kinsley Street

Attention homebrewers, time to put your money where your mouth is. Those with dreams of taking their recipe to market can start designing that label. Isle Brewers Guild is finalizing the purchase of an old warehouse at 498 Kinsley Street for a proposed brew-by-contract operation.

Set Clocks Back An Hour

Daylight saving time ends Sunday at 2am. Fun fact: US President Franklin D. Roosevelt instituted year-round DST in the United States, called “War Time” during World War II from February 9, 1942 to September 30, 1945. The change was implemented 40 days after the bombing

‘Brew At The Zoo’ — Grown-Ups Only

(9.6) And the zoo closes at noon — see below.* Sample over 100 craft beers from over 50 of the regions’ finest brewers at Rhode Island’s most popular outdoor venue. At this 21+ event, guests will also enjoy animal encounters and live music, and everyone

Pub Quiz

(8.10) According to the Wild Colonial website there is a Pub Quiz tonight. Compete for cool prizes and cover yourself with glory. Categories might include current events, local stuff, the moon, Irish something-or-other, the Hollywood black list, cartilaginous fish. You never know. It’s different every

‘Smokey And The Bandit’ At MotB

(7.31) In 1977 it was illegal to sell Coors beer east of the Mississippi River without a permit. This must be distinctly understood, or nothing wonderful can come of the story I am going to relate. Tonight’s Movies on the Block film is the much-beloved

‘Drunk History’ Returns

‘Drunk History’ returns for a new season Tuesday, July 1st, at 10pm on Comedy Central. The series is co-produced by writer, comedian, and Moses Brown grad, Seth Weitberg. Go Fighting Quakers! ‘Drunk History’ is the liquored-up narration of our nation’s history. Host Derek Waters, along

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Game Of Thrones Watching At Machines With Magnets

(6.15) Watch the Season 4 finale of Game of Thrones with like-minded people and Wildling cocktails, Sunday at Machines With Magnets. Where are the dragons? What’s Bran doing? What will happen to Tyrion Lannister and will he ever shut up about the damn beetles? These

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Wayfinding, MC Escher, And The Mall Garage

Somebody please explain this sign to me. It can be “All lanes prepaid or credit card only” or “Cash only” but it can’t be both. This is the right fork in what should be the last decision prior to getting the hell out of the

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Wine Tastings And Food Eatings In Wayland Square

Purveyors of food and wine in Wayland Square are engaging in a little horizontal integration all the better to get us hooked on their wares. On Thursdays from 6pm to 8pm, Wayland Square Fine Wine and Spirits at 210 Wayland Avenue holds a wine tasting.

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How Do You Say ‘Christmas Tree’ In Aramaic?

So we are back to the tree-lighting discussion (ProJo 11.28.12). Governor Chafee had hoped to avoid the whole mishegas by not having an official lighting ceremony, but nooooo, out came the usual suspects. For one, we have roused that cynical demagogue and “Devout Catholic” Bill