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Brian Blade Christens Eyeland Studios At Columbus

Big doings at the Columbus — The Low Anthem’s Eyeland Studios will open its doors for a special recording session with celebrated jazz drummer Brian Blade and the Fellowship Band to be released on Blue Note Records. This will culminate in a show on Friday

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Architectural Tours Of Downtown Library Building

Take a guided architectural tour of the Providence Public Library building downtown. Join us for a guided architectural tour of our historic 1900 library building at 10:30 am every first and third Tuesday of each month. Please meet at our 225 Washington Street entrance. The tour will

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Week In Music

Tuesday — @the Met, Pianos Become the Teeth, The World is a Beautiful Place, Turnover, Take One Car @Psychic Readings, Volcano Kings, Trigger, Wei Zhongle, New Bliss @AS220, S. Wolcott, No Time Wasted, Decent Souls Wednesday — @Lupo’s, Earl Sweatshirt, Remy Banks, Spocka, Peter Piffin

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NecronomiCon Starts — Wicked Eldritch

(8.23) They’re baaaack. The second biennial NecronomiCon Providence kicks off Thursday night; organizers expect more than 2,000 Lovecraft devotees will be taking over the city this weekend. Check out the Bill Van Siclen piece in the Sunday ProJo — “Something Wicked This Way Comes” —

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Weekend In Music

Friday — @Firehouse 13, the Easy Reasons, Spo, Grandevolution, the Furies @the Met, Lil Herb, Sam Ent, Bizmatik, Grand Stand @the Spot, Ellis Ashbrook, Brainfruit @AS220, the Hurt Ensemble, Eyelet, Bad Dinner, Paper Skeletons @Fête, (Metalfest), Pyrexia, Thrash or Die, Untombed, Carpathian Funeral, Headrot, and

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DOT AIR Experimental Music Fest

(8.15) The second annual experimental music festival known as DOT AIR takes place Saturday in and around Machines With Magnets in Pawtucket. (Last year it was under the bridge.) Facebook event. DOT AIR is an experimental music festival celebrating sonic and performative experimentation that grows

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Girls Rock! RI Final Showcase

(8.14) Session two of the Girls Rock! RI camp ends this Friday with a showcase at the Columbus Theatre. These shows are so much fun! (Facebook event.) Over 5 days 30 campers form 6 bands, learn instruments, and write original songs. Then, they perform on

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African Drumming At Burnside Park

(8.13) This week the Burnside Summer Music Series features Sidy Maiga and AfriManding, award winning African drumming with an expanded band, including Kora, Balafon, drum set, and Djembé! A djembefola is one who gives the djembe voice. In the hands of a master, a drum

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Summit Music Festival

(8.15) Head over to Lippitt Park Saturday for the 6th annual Summit Music Festival. Live music from: The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Garrin Benfield, And The Kids, Torn Shorts Duo, Extraordinary Rendition Band, Brother Henry Food trucks, raw bar, art wall, rock wall, Music for


Blacksmithing At Lippitt Farmers Market

(8.15) The Steel Yard mobile demo trailer pulled into the Roger Williams National Memorial last Saturday where blacksmiths Alaina Mahoney and Nick Tomlin got to work hammering out bits and bobs. Spectators (some of whom seemed to know their way around an anvil) even took

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The Exorcist — MotB

(8.13) “The problem with your daughter is not her bed.” So says the patronizing psychiatrist to the possessed girl’s distraught mother. (It must be said however that, by the end of this movie, they do need a new bed.) “The Exorcist” is this week’s installment


Week In Music

Monday — @the Met, Delta Spirit and Friends, feat. Scott McMicken (Dr. Dog), Ian O’Neil (Deer Tick) Tuesday — @Machines With Magnets, Soleilune, Dustan Louque, Layers and Frames, Bent Knee, Brian 4 Ever @Aurora, Darsombra, Woozy, Vomit Arsonist, LVMMVX Wednesday — @Lupo’s, Between the Buried

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Irrational Man About Town

Now playing at the Avon is Woody Allen’s “Irrational Man” much of which was shot on location in Providence. The film stars Joaquin as “a tormented philosophy professor who finds a will to live when he commits an existential act” as the requisite much younger

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Prisoner’s Song At Everett

(8.10) Performance arts incubator, Everett, presents excerpts from their work-in-progress, Prisoner’s Song, followed by a talk-back with the performers. Prisoner’s Song is an original performance for shadow puppets, projection, voice and percussion created by visual artist Erik Ruin, singer/composer Gelsey Bell and director Rick Burkhardt.


Fox Point Carnival

(8.9) Lots to do this weekend. The Our Lady of the Rosary Church Carnival runs August 7th through 9th. Fun for the entire family. Rides, games, food, and midway. OLR Carnival, Friday through Sunday, August 7, 8, 9, Traverse Street, Fox Point, (directions)