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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

columbus statue

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


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,


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


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

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Mayoral Candidates At Rochambeau

(10.9) The PCL will host a forum with mayoral candidates Thursday at the Rochambeau Library.  Don’t miss this opportunity to question mayoral candidates Jorge Elorza (D), Daniel Harrop (R), and Buddy Cianci (I) before Election Day! Doors will open at 5:30pm, 30 minutes before the


‘Hercules’ At Brown

(10.7) “See the movie — then think about it” The Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World and the Archaeology Department Undergraduate Group present a screening of Hercules (2014), starring Dwayne Johnson. The film is about the legend of Hercules and the events that

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Week In Music

Monday — @Fatt Squirrel, Red Sneakers (Japan), Baylies Band, Kowalski, Sciomancy, Pom Pom, 1 Cent Peep Show Tuesday — @95 Empire Black Box, Lewis M., Medusah Black, Vati @the Met, X Ambassadors and Jamie N Commons, Madi Diaz Wednesday — @Machines With Magnets, Gilles Aubry,

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Cianci Lies About Pension Mismanagement

The editors of the Providence Journal — “Cianci’s pension disaster” — remind us that while being a twice-convicted felon who once ran City Hall as a criminal enterprise should be reason enough not to reelect Cianci, don’t forget how terrible he was at actually running

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Register To Vote, Last Day

(10.5) If you care about the future of Providence, you must elect Jorge Elorza to be the next mayor. But you must be registered by today, Sunday, October 5th! Residents of Providence can go to: 8am to 1pm, Office of the Secretary of State, 148