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Lovecraft At Central Congo — Reading And Slideshow

(8.20) Celebrate the 124th birthday of author Howard Phillips Lovecraft with a double-bill of Lovecraftian entertainment. First, experience a journey into madness as H.P. Lovecraft’s horrific masterpiece, “The Call of Cthulhu” comes to life in this twisted one-man performance from storyteller David Neilsen. Discover a

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Happy Birthday HP Lovecraft

On this day in 1890 horror fiction writer H.P. Lovecraft was born in his family home on Angell Street in Providence. Since his death at the age of 46, his work has been spun into countless movies, and inspired generations of writers, artists, and musicians.

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‘Un-Bound’ Sound & Light At Grant’s Block

(8.20) Join Erik Carlson, Erica Carpenter, and Erik Gould for “Un-Bound: Nightvisions no.2″ an evening of image, text and sound, unfolding over the course of the evening, starting at dusk. Erica Carpenter and Erik Carlson will be experimenting with the overlap of text, image and

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Say ‘No’ To Con Con

It always sounds like such a good idea. On election day in November, Rhode Island voters will be asked if they want to hold a Constitutional Convention in 2015. Dr. Pablo Rodriquez, former medical director for Planned Parenthood of Rhode Island and one of the

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Time To Retire “The Mikado”?

I will never ever see Gilbert & Sullivan’s operetta “The Mikado.” My reasons however have more to do with mental health than cultural politics, in that I once shared a small apartment with a man who was learning, and diligently rehearsing for, the lead role

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Arctic Theatre Royal — Burnside Park

(8.19) The Wonder Show presents an evening of spectacle, The Arctic Theatre Royal, a magic lantern show featuring images and text sourced from the Providence Athenaeum’s Special Collections. Original moving panorama and lantern slides with views of sublime, yet awful grandeur. Don’t miss this special

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Week In Music

Monday —@Dusk, Jetty, Steady Hands, W.C. Lindsay, Able Thought @Simon’s 677, Kevin Gates, Chevy Woods, Smile Empty Soul, Behind the Silence, Awaken the Tide @the Met, Vanilla Function, Bochek, the Whole Facade, Roslyn @News Café, Stephen Harms, Devin Tuel Tuesday — @AS220, Greys, the Dirty

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Parking Lot Mega Show — Scürvy Dög

(8.16) And it’s free so get over there. Chris Conti over at The Phoenix has the complete rundown over at the The Phoenix — “Westminster Dog Show” — and by the way, big props to the headline writer. The roster of musical acts spans Brooklyn

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Bad Police Work

“Once a town gets a SWAT Team, you want to use it.” Radley Balko — who writes on criminal justice, the drug war, and civil liberties for The Washington Post — was speaking to Slate about his recent book “The Rise of the Warrior Cop:

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Weekend In Music

Friday — @the Steel Yard, Atlantic Thrills, 1-800-Band, Thirsty Music @the Met, Peter Piffen @Dusk, Lesch Nyhan, Headrot, Bog of the Infidel, Sire, Bestial Evil @News Café, Pixels, Girl Scout, Pyramid @Nick-A-Nee’s, Supreme Satellite Band @the Spot, Rebirth Brass Band, Background Orcs, the Electric Church

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10th Anniversary For Steel Yard

(8.15) And what is the correct gift for the 10th? Tin, and also Aluminum . . . or some cool molten melty alloy of same. Head over to the Steel Yard Friday for an anniversary celebration of this unique and wonderful Providence institution. Join the

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Movies On The Block — Annie Hall

(8.14) Starring Christopher Walken. The New York Times review made note of the excellent cast. Annie Hall contains more fine supporting performances than any other American film this year . . . Most prominent are Paul Simon as a recording industry promoter, Carol Kane as

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Marijuana Roundup — Oaksterdam Comes To Town

(8.17) Citing the latest statistics from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, the Washington Post reported last week, “Forget Colorado or Washington — tiny Rhode Island is the marijuana capital of the United States, at least as measured by the percent of state residents

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What Cheer? Brigade At Burnside

(8.14) A cleansing downpour won’t do Burnside Park one bit of harm, and the weather is supposed to be sunny and dry for Thursday’s Burnside Music Show featuring the What Cheer? Brigade. (FB) Prepare to move around. Every Thursday this summer, Burnside Park will be

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City Creates Historic Landmarks District

Following years of discussion about how to address historic properties not currently protected within local historic districts, the City of Providence recently proposed a new “Historic Landmarks District” which would include historic residential buildings and oddball structures and landmarks throughout the city. The goal of