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Music Mansion — Two Events

[Update: February 12 Chopin Musicale canceled due to weather.] Two events this weekend at the Music Mansion. This enchanting music venue has the added advantage of being a fallout shelter. In case . . . you know . . . Nordstrom’s steps out of line

Weekend In Music

Friday — @Machines With Magnets, YÜ//F, Dog Hospice, Invisible Robot Hands, Ky Why @the Met, Starting Over Tuesday, Winds In Sails, Jessie B @Firehouse 13, 3 Parts Dead, Thirty Silver, Impending Reflections, Till Tomorrow Saturday — @AS220, Blackletter, Holy Roller High, the Holographic @the Met,

Congressional Delegation — Town Hall Forum

(2.12) All four members of Rhode Island’s congressional delegation will host a town hall forum this Sunday at East Providence High School. The ProJo advises, “If the U.S. Senate is called into weekend session, the forum will be rescheduled for a later date in the

59% Of Rhode Islanders Support Legal Marijuana

Every year support increases for ending marijuana prohibition and taxing and regulating it like alcohol. Regulate RI reports that 3 out of 5 Rhode Islanders now support legalizing marijuana for adult recreational use. The poll found that in Providence, support is at 62%. In Newport

Week In Music

Wednesday — @Aurora, LuxDeluxe, Ravi Shavi, Goon Planet @the Met, the Really Heavy, Waymet @Fête Ballroom, Joyce Manor, AJJ, Mannequin Pussy @Nick-A-Nee’s, Highway’s End @AS220, Lady Queen Paradise, Alyssa Kai, Beverly Tender, Death Exe Thursday — @AS220, Where’s Mary, A Mean Minute, Peach, the Legendary

Bury India Point Power Lines

(2.6) Overhead power lines, and the enormous towers supporting them, have long been a blight on the beauty of India Point Park and the view of the bay. Efforts have been in the works for 14 years to get the lines buried, and the Providence

‘Frequency Writers’ Open House

(2.5) Head over to 186 Carpenter Street Sunday for a reading and FAQs with Frequency Writers instructors. The Winter/Spring 2017 courses will be taught by Tina Cane, Rosalynde Vas Dias, Chris Kondrich, and S. Tourjee.About the rates: Over the past several years, Frequency has decreased

Weekend In Music

Friday — @the Met, Pistol Shot Gypsy, SexCoffee, Tester, Gaskil @Aurora, Darklands, Sneeze, Black Beach, Fault Saturday — @Machines With Magnets, Hide, Craow, Trim, Dave Public @Fête Lounge, A Killer’s Confession, Kissing Candace, Dead by Wednesday, On Your Deathbed @Nick-A-Nee’s, the Goods @Firehouse 13, Wolf

Mark Baumer Remembered At Granoff

(2.4) Last month, writer, librarian, and environmental activist Mark Baumer was struck and killed by an S.U.V. as he walked along the shoulder of a highway in Florida. This was day 100 of his barefoot walk across America, a one-man campaign to raise awareness of

AS220 February Galleries

Head downtown Saturday for the opening of the February Galleries at AS220. Seen here is ‘Web of Lost Dreams,’ acrylic on canvas, by Rhode Island artist Zach Prosser. His ‘Visions of Energy’ will be in the Open Window Gallery at 115 Empire Street. Prosser also

Senator Whitehouse Faces The Music

And one of his answers scared the hell out of me. First it must be said that Senator Sheldon Whitehouse gets points for showing up Sunday night and facing a very large, very angry crowd. It can’t have been easy and our other senator has

Lewis Black At PPAC

(2.3) This picture calms me. Tickets are still available for the Lewis Black “Rant, White, & Blue” tour Friday night at PPAC. Black discussed recent events with Stephen Colbert. (Daily Beast) “I did a lot of hallucinogens when I was younger in order to prepare

Week In Music

Monday — @Aurora, Cate Le Bon, Tim Presley, Rachel Blumberg Tuesday — @AS220, FTTD, Krews, Nino Green Wednesday — @Machines With Magnets, Occult Blood, Mar, Flinstones, Double Dragon @AS220, Eeli, Banter Solo Trio, Spider, Alec m-f, Ava z @the Grange, Zack Slik @Nick-A-Nee’s, Rick Fire

PPS 2017 Most Endangered Properties List

How is this possible? New to the Providence Preservation Society’s Most Endangered Properties List is the Welcome Arnold House on Planet Street off Benefit. The PPS site has several views of the house. Given its location, it’s incredible that this wasn’t scooped up and restored

Happy Year Of The Rooster/Capon — Make Some Noise!

How fitting that the Chinese Year of the Rooster coincides with our own Congressional Year of the Capon. How to celebrate the Chinese New Year? Make some noise! The first day is for the welcoming of the deities of the heavens and earth . .

Ottessa Moshfegh At Ada Books

(1.27) Good get for Brent Legault over at Ada Books, and he sounds pretty excited. This Friday, writer Ottessa Moshfegh will be reading from her new collection of short stories “Homesick for Another World.” (Facebook event page.) The irreproducible Ottessa Moshfegh, shortlisted for the freakin’