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Free Screenings Of Past Oscar Nominated Short Films

(2.21) In anticipation of the Oscars broadcast on Sunday night, the Flickers: Rhode Island International Film Festival, in collaboration with the RI Film & Television Office, will be presenting a special collection of Oscar nominated short films that have screened at RIIFF over the past

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Geek Dinner At AS220

(2.18) And to think it all started in an apartment on Cushing Street. Head down to Geek Dinner and meet the guys behind NuLabel. Since its founding in 2009 by 3 recent Brown grads, NuLabel has come a long way. The East Providence-based startup develops

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‘Records Collecting Dust’ At AS220

(2.17) Armageddon Shop presents “Records Collecting Dust,” a documentary film about the music and the records that changed our lives, tonight on the main stage at AS220. Written and directed by San Diego based musician and filmmaker Jason Blackmore, Records Collecting Dust documents the vinyl

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Mayor Kicks Off PCL Amnesty Week

The Providence Community Library (PCL) is missing more than 9,000 overdue items from its shelves and really wants them back. That’s the message of Bring ‘Em Back! Week, an amnesty event that will run at all PCL locations during the February school vacation. Those 9,000

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Presidents Day — Truman In Providence

We found this image showing President Harry S. Truman addressing the crowd at Providence City Hall on October 28, 1948 in the State Archives. Note that not one single person is holding a bottle of water. All were expected to survive the event without constant

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To Do At Children’s Museum

Got kids? The Children’s Museum of Providence has a week of special events planned. Monday 11:30am, 1pm, 2pm: Popular children’s singer and storyteller Keith Munslow Tuesday 11:30am, 1pm, 2pm: Hoopoe the mime (Chris Yerlig), silent comedy, eye-popping magic tricks, balloon wizardry Wednesday 10am to 4pm:

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Week In Music

Monday — @Psychic Readings, Host, Herb Chambers, Phemale Tuesday —  @the Parlour, open mic Wednesday  — @the Columbus Theatre, Swans, Xylouris White @the Met, Back Rhodes, Matt Fraza Thursday — @ Machines With Magnets, Blevin Blectum, Virusse, Donna Parker @the Narrows, Buckwheat Zydecho (Photo of

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Christiana Carteaux Bannister

Doing business at the state house often involves standing around and waiting. Fortunately one is surrounded by interesting statuary like this arresting bust outside the senate chamber. The last name caught my attention. Abolitionist, entrepreneur, and patron of the arts, Christiana Bannister was inducted into

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Girls Rock! Volunteer Mixer

(2.13) Head over to 186 Carpenter Friday night for the Girls Rock! RI volunteer mixer and info session. The next Ladies Rock Camp is coming up soon and you can make it even more awesome. Bring a buddy and hang with Girls Rock! Rhode Island

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Weekend In Music

Friday — @AS220, Bored With Four, the Cosmic Factory, Planetary Circus Kingdom @Lupo’s, Kongos, Sir Sly, Colony House @the Met, Kool Keith, Party Bois, Medushas Black, Balm, Kidmiddi Clazz Clown @Columbus Theatre upstairs, Blevin Blectum, Birdlady, Severance Submit, Mercy Gait @the Spot, the Alchemystics, Jeremiah

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NOVA Series Created By Providence Pictures

The three-part NOVA series “Building Wonders” starts tonight with “Colosseum — Roman Death Trap.” All three episodes were created by Providence Pictures on Eddy Street. ProJo arts writer Andy Smith spoke with company president Gary Glassman about the first installment. Glassman calls his shows “documersives”

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Make Up Your Mind

(2.11) And use your brain. Princeton and Brown University professors will take part in a Veritas Forum titled “Does Science Point to Atheism?” With science offering facts on almost every aspect of life, it leads some to wonder if there is any room for religion.

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Millennials Unite — Fight The RI Brain Drain

(2.11) Come on kids . . . why ya gots to go?  The party’s just getting good! The Millennial Professional Group of Rhode Island (MPGRI) is hosting its first #ChooseRI recruitment event to reverse the “brain drain.” MPGRI is a newly launched professional and advocacy

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Week In Music

Tuesday — @AS220, Soapbox Opera, Grey Morning, Ghosts in the Snow, Howlround @the Met, Bad Dreams, PsychoTropics, Bad Motherf#*ker Wednesday — @Lupo’s, Breaking Benjamin @the Met, Futurebirds, Smith & Weeden, Taylor Berrett @AS220, Moment of Clarity, Octobrists, Apothecary, Nymphidels Thursday — @the Met, the Woods,

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Moving The Bicycle Path Off Gano Street

This news about a bike path redesign comes from one of our favorite blogs ecoRI.org. The Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) is considering an application that proposes to fill in a section of the Seekonk River in the city’s Fox Point neighborhood to build a

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AS220 February Galleries

The AS220 Galleries always hold opening receptions on the first Saturday of the month. Need relief from the monochromatic view out your door? Check out this vivid work in the February ‘In the Galleries’ — buy a piece and sit in front of it for