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Say Goodbye To Elephants

(4.28) The end of an era. Good thing too. Following this tour Ringling Brothers will be retiring its trained elephants, two years ahead of its original schedule. National Geographic reported on the negative publicity that forced the decision. Early in May, 11 female elephants that

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‘Purple Rain’ At Providence Place

(4.28) Let’s go crazy. ‘Purple Rain’ is the semi-autobiographical tale of The Kid, a musician navigating the Minneapolis club scene, while dealing with a romantic rival and a difficult family life. From Rolling Stone (April 21, 2016), In the film, The Kid refuses to listen

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New Urbanism Summit

(4.29) The Congress for New Urbanism New England (CNU) will be hosting the 2016 New Urbanism Summit at various locations around town. Since its birth in 1993, the CNU has advocated for walkable cities, human-scale development, and diverse, vibrant neighborhoods. Today more than ever, people

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Pub Quiz — Wednesdays At Pizza J

You think you’re so smart? Head over to Pizza J Wednesday nights when ‘Geeks Who Drink RI’ test your trivia knowledge at the weekly pub quiz. (Facebook event page.) Join Quizmaster Jonpaul for eight rounds of Geeks Who Drink pub quiz. Things academic, pop, and

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Week In Music

Monday — @Firehouse 13, Devil’s Cut, Saint Christopher, Ten Foot Polecats, Sonny Jim Clifford @Fête Lounge, Jamie Kilstein @Aurora, Triathalon, Mouni, Host Tuesday — @the Met (Bernie Primary Party), the ‘Mericans, Allysen Callery, Dan Paswell, Jared Paul @Aurora, Tangerine, Edgar Clinks, Thug Honey @Fête Lounge,

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Bernie Primary Day Party At The Met

(4.26) Come watch the returns, drink booze, listen to music, and celebrate Bernie’s primary victory Tuesday night at the Met! The Bernie Sanders RI Primary Day Party will be hosted by Phillipe and Jorge with live music from the ‘Mericans, Allysen Callery, Dan Caswell, and

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Open Studio At RISD Museum

(4.24) The RISD Museum is holding Open Studio Sunday in the Fain Gallery Artist-designed activities let visitors of all ages experience artworks in imaginative, thought provoking, and whimsical ways. The museum offers the Open Studio program once a month in both Spanish and English. Next

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Shakespeare’s Skull? MIA

Shakespeare’s Head? Take a right where Panache used to be. How odd it is that this April, as we celebrate the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death, we learn that prior rumors and conspiracy theories may have been true — the skull of the literary

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Sunday In The Park With Bernie

(4.24) Bernie Sanders will stop by with his “Future You Can Believe In” rally this Sunday at the Temple to Music in Roger Williams Park! The Bernie Sanders for President website indicates that the rally will run from 9am to 2pm adding that “. .

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Earth Day Cleanups

(4.23) Cleanups and e-waste collection are scheduled for Saturday. Join in. WaterFire Providence is celebrating its 6th annual Earth Day cleanup in conjunction with Providence Parks. Clean-ups include Waterplace Basin, Donigian Park and O’Brien Park. Unclear where exactly people are meeting or when. Go to

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Weekend In Music

Friday — @AS220, Viennagram, Triangle Forest, Lovesick, the Twenty Four Hours @the Columbus Theatre upstairs, Ballroom Thieves, the Dupont Brothers @Firehouse 13, the Rare Occasions, Marriage Material, Oh Malô, Von Donvan @Lupo’s, Max Creek, Jiggle @the Spot, Consider the Source, Little Known Alien, Mmere Dane

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Lower Minimum Credit Card Charge On Parking Meters

Kudos to Providence City Councilman Sam Zurier for bringing a little sanity to the new parking meter invasion. From the WPRI report, City Councilman Sam Zurier will introduce a resolution at Thursday’s council meeting calling for the city to reduce the minimum charge when someone

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Where Are You Voting?

(4.26) Find out here: Voter Information Center. The R.I. Board of Elections plans to open only 144 of Rhode Island’s 419 polling places for the April 26 primary, so you may not be voting at your usual polling place. Check out the sample ballot here

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Inverse Problems And Harry Potter’s Cloak

(4.20) Gunther Uhlmann may or may not be in this photograph. Mathematician Gunther Uhlmann will deliver a lecture titled “Inverse Problems and Harry Potter’s Cloak,” sponsored by the Institute for Computational Experimental Research in Mathematics. The idea of invisibility has been a subject of fascination

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So JWU, How About A Marijuana Major?

Today is 4/20, National Marijuana-something Day so listen up. Legislation to make marijuana legal for adult recreational use is before the general assembly, and director of Regulate Rhode Island Jared Moffat urges us to lead the way here in the northeast. When it comes to

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Future WaterFire Arts Center

Who doesn’t drive around this city imagining great uses for this or that old mill building. And if this building is the one I think it is, I had plans for a roller rink on the first floor. WaterFire Providence has just launched Episode 1