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Week In Music

Monday — @Fête Ballroom, Oh Wonder, Cleopold @Fête Lounge, Strung Out, Senior Discount, SoundOff @Dusk, Carl Sagan’s Skate Shoes, Vampyre, Public Policy, Honest Living @Aurora, Omni, Pixels, Edgar Clinks Tuesday — @Aurora, Oozing Wound, Electric Hawk, Sandworm, Diabolical Fiend @the Met, William Beckett, Hudson Thames


BaoBao Open On Westminster Street Downtown

The long-awaited Tom’s BaoBao is now open on Westminster Street. And bao (steamed buns) is the only thing they serve. Gail Ciampa announced the opening yesterday in the ProJo, The Providence restaurant, in the Kinsley Building, features 55 stools and communal table seats. There’s a

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Yeah, I Got Your Uber Right Here

Well, here we are 40 years later and in a weird way Travis Bickle’s vision for New York City has come true. Midtown is all cleaned up now, and while “the rain” did wash away the scum, the pimps, the filth, the dogs, I can’t


Weekend In Music

Friday — @AS220, St. James and the Apostles, Neutrinos, the End Men, Harvey Garbage @the Met, MewithoutyouInto, It Over It, Needle Points @Machines With Magnets, Gregory Uhlmann, Sianna Plavin, Last Good Tooth, Penn Sultan @Fête, Soilwork, Unearth, Battlecross, Wovenwar, Darkness Divided @the Columbus Theatre upstairs,

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Artist Development Day — RISD Museum

(10.15) Still room in the RISD Museum’s Artist Development Day. . . . an afternoon of professional development workshops, panels, and collegial dialogue for artists and designers is presented in collaboration with the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts. Practical tips and critical conversation

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Arc Iris Album Release At Columbus

(10.14) Tickets still available for the Arc Iris album release party at the Columbus Theatre. This trio puts on a show and the new album ‘Moon Saloon’ is getting great reviews (check out the video at NPR). Also on the bill is Superhuman Happiness, and

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Infrastructure Bond — City Council Slush Fund?

[Update October 13: From Councilman Yurdin, “Providence voters should vote ‘NO’ on the proposed $40M bond unless the public is provided with meaningful disclosure and removal of council slush funds. I am glad to stand with four of my colleagues on this important issue.” Also


Rosenkrantz On Bourdain Web Show — Raw Craft

Local luthier Rachel Rosenkrantz will appear on the new season of the Anthony Bourdain web show ‘Raw Craft.’ The series, created to promote the Balvenie Distillery in Scotland, is itself well-crafted, and features “artisans who make incredible things by hand.” (Makezine.) Go here to watch


Week In Music

Tuesday — @Aurora, Public Speaking, Domestique, House Red, Blevin Blectum, Droplet @AS220, Amantra, Daybreakers, Lo and the Black Swans @the Met, Dandelion Pipebomb, Thirty Silver, Along Came the Flood, Pistol Shot Gypsy @Dusk, Platform One, the Russian White, the Empty Set, Impure Reality, Mari Kattman


Voter Registration Deadline

(10.9) Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea is reminding Rhode Islanders that they have until 11:59pm, Sunday, October 9, to register to vote online for the November 8 general election. (Español) “The easiest way to register or update your registration is to go to

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Scürvy Dög Parking Lot Mega Show

(10.9) ‘Mega Show III’ to be exact. Live music all day Sunday at the Scürvy Dög in Olneyville starting with Detroit Rebellion at 2pm. From the Facebook event page: Hope Anchor — 9:30pm Benny Sizzler — 8:45pm Violent Anal Death — 8pm Olneyville Sound System


Pronk! Providence Honk Fest

(10.10) Brass bands from around the region converge on downtown Providence this holiday Monday for The Providence Honk Festival a.k.a. Pronk!. Starting in the afternoon with performances at Burnside Park, followed by a parade down South Water Street, and ending with a party of sorts

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Weekend In Music

Friday — @the Columbus Theatre upstairs, She Keeps Bees, the Huntress and Holder of Hands, Last Good Tooth @Fête Ballroom, the Motet, the Funky Dawgs Brass Band @Nick-A-Nee’s, Big Biscuit @the Met, Max Creek @Dusk, WGL, Teazer, the Battery Electric, Superlimit Saturday — @the Met,


Food Truck Friday & ‘Despicable Me’ At Roger Williams Park

(10.7) This Friday may be your last chance to see movies outdoors for a while. “Despicable Me” is the last in the Rhode Island Foundation’s new ‘Movies in the Park’ series at Roger Williams Park. “Despicable Me” is the story of a man who delights in all

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RISD Craft Show

(10.8) The RISD Craft Show — an annual juried sales exhibition of alumni and student work — takes place this Saturday on Benefit Street between Waterman and Hopkins Street (the stretch with the RISD Museum and Superior Court). This is a craft show of the


Bucktown On West Fountain

Fried chicken and biscuits and banana pudding? And honey butter? I don’t know what that is, but I know I need it. Just reading the review of this place in today’s ProJo made me ravenous. Bucktown, a new little restaurant just down from Luongo Square,