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‘The Professional’ At MotB

(8.21) Tonight at Movies on the Block, the 1994 crime thriller “The Professional” directed by Luc Besson. The NYT reviewer describes the hero thusly, He lives a quiet life, drinking milk and dusting his plant’s leaves. (“It’s my best friend,” he says about the plant,

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Home Body Play Burnside Music Series

(8.21) Electric pop duo Home Body will play the Burnside Music Series Thursday. (Listen at Bandcamp.) How do they describe themselves? Lightning strikes and we march forth, tits to the sky, mouths open wide, the Milky Way in our blood. We taste like apple crisp

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‘Design The Night’ Celebration At RISD

(8.21) RISD Museum holds its Thursday ‘Design the Night’ celebration this week which means you can check out the new ‘Circus’ exhibition for free. The spectacle of the American and European circus takes center stage this summer in Circus—a glimpse into the visual world of

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PCL And Smith Hill Library Celebrate Thursday

The Providence Community Library is celebrating its first 5 years, as well as the recent renovations to the Smith Hill Library, with a neighborhood party. The event will feature a special reveal of renovations to the 1932 library building. Refreshments include Food for the Soul,

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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