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‘Star Wars: Force Awakens’ MotB

(6.23) It’s all about BB-8 as far as I’m concerned. ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ — starring Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac — is this week’s installment of Movies on the Block. Three decades after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, a new threat

bert crenca doodling

Bert Crenca 30-Hour Doodling Marathon — Thursday

AS220 co-founder Umberto “Bert” Crenca is having quite a moment. Last Friday found Crenca at the White House where he was honored as one of 10 nationally selected “Champions of Change — Makers” selected nationally. “The 10 are being honored for working on advances in

the mad clatter

Week In Music

Monday — @Aurora, Planet Manhood, Edgar Clinks, Food Court @News Café, Zero Holds, Up from Here, Lucky United, Nightmare Police Tuesday — @Fête Ballroom, Boy and Bear, Hannah Georgas @the Columbus Theatre upstairs, the Darcy, Lisa Show, Kuzak Sisters @AS220, Strange Changes, Juan Bond, Geph

Ideas of Stone

Wow, Gypsy Moths Are Bad This Year

While this is certainly true, gypsy moths are not responsible for this ‘faux tree with real boulder’ on the Main Green at Brown University. Kind of a cruel joke on those of us who keep vigil over the astonishing collection of American elms thriving on

little bitte cocktails

WaterFire

(6.18) One of the best of the WaterFire zones is the ‘Biergarten Unter den Weiden’ or, beergarden under the willows, open from 7pm to 11pm, and run by Trinity Brewhouse with Little Bitte Artisanal Cocktails. This site is a little off the beaten path and

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Weekend In Music

Friday — @Firehouse 13, Brothers and Sisters, Small Talk, Mousse the Band @the Met, Trophy Wives, Volcanoes, Under Fire, Ten Cents Short, Sic Vita, Algorhythm @Dusk, Witchblood, Falls of Rauros, Crypter @Psychic Readings, Strange Faces, Ponyboy and the Horsegirls, Littlefoot, Derek Knox Saturday — @the

T&P

Stop Praying And Contact Your State Legislators

So you can just program the “Thoughts and Prayers” format into your illuminated sign and fill in the name of the city or school when news breaks? Really saves time. Or maybe it’s time to do something more substantive. Rhode Island State Rep Aaron Regunberg

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PrideFest And Queer Arts Festival

(6.19) What a weekend! First, Pride RI has events scheduled for the entire weekend but Saturday is always the big day for PrideFest. Starting at noon on Saturday, South Water Street will be closed to traffic for the street festival — entertainment, food, drink, vendors

priscilla bus

‘Priscilla Queen Of The Desert’ MotB

(6.16) Good news for Terence Stamp fans, “The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert” is this week’s installment of Movies on the Block. From Janet Maslin’s review in 1994. Heavily mascaraed, peering out from beneath bright eyeshadow and behind a long, luxuriant Veronica Lake

south water street

Downtown Paddle

(6.16) Attention kayakers and canoeists — the Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council (WRWC) is holding an urban paddle on the lower Woonasquatucket this Thursday. (Advance sign-up is required.) Paddle through downtown Providence and see Little Rhody’s capital city in a whole new way, from the Woonasquatucket

replica 1663 flag

Happy Flag Day

(6.14) Remember when we were all British? This was our flag. This particular flag can be found in the Royal Charter Museum on the first floor of the Rhode Island Statehouse. The wall text beneath the display states, “Flag from the ship that brought the

vox urbana

Week In Music

Monday — @Aurora, Bichkraft, Bambara, Cottaging, Pyramid Tuesday — @the Lupo’s, the Neighbourhood, Mothrx, Kevin Abstract @AS220, littleboybigheadonbike, the Brazen Youth, Naomi Pop @Aurora, Pope with Young Jesus, Public Policy, Twin Foxes Wednesday — @Dusk, Tony Jones and the Cretin 3, Hemophiliac Meat Circus, Tung

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Library Fundraiser At Cluck!

(6.13) The Friends of Olneyville Library have joined forces with Cluck! Urban Farm and Garden Supply to raise funds and buy replacement items for Olneyville Library, which suffered damage in recent flooding. Olneyville Library was flooded on April 25 when heavy rains caused a rise

wild colonial

Pub Quiz

(6.12) According to the Wild Colonial website there is a Pub Quiz Sunday. Compete for cool prizes and cover yourself with glory. Categories might include current events, local stuff, the solar system, the Vatican, cuts of meat, French literature, Back to the Beach . .

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Weekend In Music

Friday — @Lupo’s, Hatebreed, DevilDriver, Act of Defiance @the Met, the Slackers, the Copacetics @AS220, Prime Time Polly, Kym Rocks, Lucky Teeth, Cramptown Mayors, Mongoose Molly, Bed Death @Fête Ballroom, David Prout @Aurora, Yonatan Gat, Lovesick, 14 Foot 1 @Columbus Theatre upstairs, And the Kids,

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Friends Of North Burial Ground

(6.12) The recently formed Friends of the North Burial Ground and Randall Park will be holding their inaugural event at the cemetery on North Main Street this Sunday. The event is free and open to the public and will feature multiple guided tours by Park