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Brown Mayoral Debate Sold Out

(10.15) There may still be tickets available in the overflow area (?) for Wednesday’s mayoral debate at Brown, but the large auditorium of Salomon Center has been sold out. This could be interesting. [Additional Note: Good job, everyone. Read about the debate in ProJo 10.15.14.]

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The Bee Is Back At AS220

(10.17) Experience a lively evening of angst at the 6th annual ‘Not About the Buildings’ Spelling Bee. 36 spellers will take to the stage of AS220’s main performance space on Friday, October 17th, but only one will emerge as Providence’s spelling bee champion. There are

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Elorza Fundraiser At Jacky’s

(10.14) Channel your rage by getting Jorge Elorza elected Mayor of Providence! Head down to Jacky’s tonight for a fundraiser aimed at all income levels. Be a host for $100, a supporter for $50, or make an individual donation of $25. OR — pay your

Hard Nips

Week In Music

Tuesday — @Machines With Magnets, Work/Death, Father Murphy, Schleifer/Ruin, Sunk Heaven @Firehouse 13, Hobbs, Angel of Death, Solstice, Headrot, Bog of the Infidel @AS220, Twin Foxes, Bike Thief, BenDays, the Attending @Lupo’s, Method Man, Redman, B-Real, Berner, Mick Jenkins Wednesday — @AS220, Gymshorts, Whore Paint,

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Pronk! At India Point/Wickenden

(10.13) Pronk! the Providence Honk Festival comes to Fox Point Monday, October 13th. Events kick off with a free concert in India Point Park featuring visiting bands from around the country as well as local favorites What Cheer? Brigade, Kickin’ Brass, and the Extraordinary Rendition

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‘What Nerve’ At The RISD Museum

Don’t forget, no admission on Sundays. Up now through January 4th is “What Nerve: Alternative Figures in American Art, 1960 to the Present” which . . . proposes an alternate history of figurative painting, sculpture, and vernacular image-making from 1960 to the present that has

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Columbus Day — Go Bowling

This statue* of Christopher Columbus at Elmwood and Reservoir Avenues is clearly not pointing in the direction of Federal Hill a neighborhood to be avoided today for many reasons. (Try Lang’s Bowlarama.) For more about Columbus, head to your local bookstore and purchase the wildly

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Parking Lot Mega Show — Scürvy Dög

(10.12) Enjoy the pleasant Olneyville breezes in the outdoor beer garden or groove awkwardly about in the parking lot. Do both. Beer on tap, beer in bottles. Eat stuffies, dogs, chili, etc. — live music all day. Extinction Machine, the Sleazies, Hope Anchor, Viennagram, Sin

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Daily Show Writers At Columbus

(10.11) And it’s in the very intimate upstairs theater too. (Still, don’t just yell stuff out — leave the comedy to the professionals.) The Daily Show Writers Standup Tour includes writers Adam Lowitt, Matt Koff, Travon Free, and Jena Friedman. THE DAILY SHOW WRITERS STANDUP

scene of the crime

A Lighted Cigarette, An Ashtray, A Fireplace Log

And the assault during which Buddy Cianci used these weapons (according to his own sworn testimony) lasted three hours not three minutes. With apologies to the current residents it has become necessary to revive the tale of what occurred in this elegant carriage house back

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Weekend In Music

Friday — @AS220, Atlantic Thrills, Lazy, Neutrinos @Fête Lounge, Kevin Devine, Forest Fires, Zumo Kollie @Dusk, Today is the Day, Lord Mantis, Sin of Angels, Morne @the Fatt Squirrel, Evacuate the Earth, Dead L.A., Dionysus Park Ranger, VulGarrity, the Sweet Release, more @the Columbus Theatre,

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Phoenix To Cease Publication

Sad sad day. Farewell issue of The Providence Phoenix will be distributed on Thursday, October 16. This just in from Phoenix News Editor Phil Eil. The Phoenix Media/Communications Group owner and publisher, Stephen Mindich, announced today that, with the issue dated October 17, the Providence

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Mini Maker Faire Downtown

(10.11) The 6th annual Rhode Island Mini Maker Faire features hands-on making, building and hacking, crafting, garage technology, arts and creativity for sale, and robots, right downtown at AS220 and Hasbro. At the Mini Maker Faire, you’ll find builders, designers, tinkerers, innovators, craftspeople, engineers, hackers,

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RISD Alumni Art Sale Saturday

(10.11) The RISD Alumni Art Sale takes place this Saturday outdoors on Benefit Street. All artists participating in the sales are RISD alumni or current RISD students selling original work including prints, photographs, apparel, ceramics, glass, textiles, and this captivating ‘Cereal Light’ by Chris Haines

20,000 Days On Earth

Nick Cave Movie Starts Friday At Cable Car

Since the late 1970s, Nick Cave’s bands The Birthday Party, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, and Grinderman have set the standard for literate post-punk virtuosity. Now comes Nick Cave’s unique film project “20,000 Days on Earth” starting Friday at the Cable Car Cinema. This