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Buy Nothing Day

I really just don’t understand this phenomenon that is called “Black Friday”. Who in the hell wants to be in a mall on the day of the year when the highest number of other people will also be in said mall? The possibility of being

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Thanksgiving-Eve Blowout: The Cold War and Mustang Cobra

Tonight, the only Thanksgiving-Eve bash worth checking is Mustang Cobra and The Cold War at the Penalty Box way way out on North Main. Yeah, West Side® peeps, you may have to drive for this one. As usual, Mustang Cobra will bring the old school

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Overnight parking push still in limbo

Projo has the story on last night’s meeting in College Hill on overnight parking, in the context of the broader effort. Important point here: College Hill has traditionally been considered a bastion of anti-overnight parking sentiment, but last night a straw poll of those in

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Two-weeks’ notice: Fox Point garden fundraiser

The Fox Point Community Garden will be holding its first fundraiser on December 3rd from 7-10 PM at the Portuguese Sporting Club at 92 Gano St. The garden just finished up its second season, with 120 plots tended by hundreds of people. And thousands of

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Fountain Of Youth Grand Opening

You’re gonna hurt yourself on that thing. Thanks to multiple tipsters for passing on some info about Fountain Of Youth, a brand new skate shop opening right here on the West Side® by pro skater Donny Barley. The shop sits right next to our beloved

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“One More Than Seventy Four”

 75orLess Records has released the “One More Than Seventy Four” compilation today, featuring 24 Rhode Island bands.  Although 100 silkscreened jackets were made with gold, silver, black and blue covers, only 40 copies will be available for purchase. The remaining copies are being used for

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Tonight At The Dead Cat: Music, Art And Booze.

Following an open reception from 6 to 8, featuring the work of artists Ricky Vespia, Mike Kelly, Lizz Freeman and JRT MCPE, musical mind-renovators Badman and Mahi Mahi, along with Adiel Azure’s Dream Indigo Orchestra rock the tiny Dead Cat Gallery into the wee ones.

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It’s like a 3000˚ crock pot…

SLAUGHTERHOUSE: the Iron Guild’s 5th annual Halloween Iron Pour – a live iron pour performance with musical accompaniment by Geoff Mullen and Nicole DiMarco. Saturday, October 27th, starting at 7pm, the Iron Guild returns to the Steel Yard to present the terrifying, fiery sight of

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Ives Street Block Party Today

POOPSTOCK!!! SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2O 12pm-6pm The parking lot behind East George and Ives. POOPSTOCK is a fundraiser for the Merasi School. The Merasi are a community of marginalized lower caste musicians living in desert of Rajasthan, India. Due to their outcast status in the hierarchical

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Jaime Millmather: Still In Ur Barz, Still Drinkin Ur Cozmoez

Human exclamation point and presumed investor in the company that invented not capitalizing things, Jaime Millmather is at it again, and this time she’s reading! Books! I’ve taken a few good-natured shots at Jaime over the past month or so, but seriously, I think I’m

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Tonight: Empire Revue

On the first Sunday of every month AS220 presents the Empire Revue. Hosted by Keith Munslow, the Revue is a vaudville style mixup of music, sketch comedy, burlesque and improv. Tonight will feature preformances by Superchief Trio and the “comedy mayhem” of The Sparkling Beatniks.

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The Geeks Are Back in Town…

After a month off, the Geek Dinner returns tomorrow, 5:30-9:00pm at AS220. For more details on who will be presenting (or just on what the Geek Dinner is all about) check out www.providencegeeks.org.

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Once Bastion of Blue Bloods, Old Library Courts Cool Nerds

I attended a couple salons and other free readings of various sorts at The Providence Athenaeum over the past year and I was impressed, not only to see a budding scene for older folks get some random injections of generational diversity but also by the

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Local Yokels: Sweatlodge Gets Sweaty

Like their name may imply, the music of Sweatlodge is a stormy, torrid, sweaty mess of a sound. With drums and guitars that sound like they’re spiraling around each other in a Wizard Of Oz-esque hurricane, detuned strings and detached spoken word vocals and warblings,