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How About Zero Dollars For PawSox Stadium

Last Friday Governor Raimondo announced to the Providence Journal that the state should be giving no more than $35 million to the millionaire owners of the Pawtucket Red Sox. This came two days after the news that a considerable shortfall is expected for the state

Marijuana Legalization Rally At State House

(5.16) “We’ve studied pot long enough!” so say State Senator Josh Miller and Representative Scott Slater in their excellent column in Thursday’s Providence Journal*. They are the primary sponsors of the legislation to legalize marijuana. And they have been pushing for marijuana reform for years

Urban Pond Procession

(5.13) [Weather Update: Due to the rain the procession will start at Alvarez High School, 375 Adelaide Avenue at 5:30pm! A mini procession is still planned with singing and dancing and food.] Hope the weather cooperates for the 10th annual, and possibly final, Urban Pond

Weekend In Music

Friday — @the Met, Beach Slang, Alcoa, Notches, Twin Foxes @AS220, Alex Napping, Edgar Clinks, Leiko, Lookers @Nick-A-Nee’s, Biscuit City @Alchemy, Dopey Lopes Band, Vertical Twin, We Own Land @Aurora, Home Body, Bellerophon, the Sonic Transfer Machines @Fête Ballroom, Lany, Goody Grace @Fête Lounge, Parsonsfield,

Peregrine Eggs Have Hatched

Feeding time! Three of the five eggs have just hatched and the parents are busy getting food and keeping the nestlings warm and cozy. It is a compelling scene: On the one hand you have the adorable fluffy white chicks falling about; while on the

Greenway Cleanup — San Souci Drive

(5.12) The Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council has another greenway cleanup scheduled for Friday, this time along little San Souci Drive. (Meet at 50 Valley Street.) The United Way of Rhode Island (UWRI), Olneyville Square Businesses and the WRWC River Rangers are teaming up to clean

Eugene Mirman At The Columbus

(5.13) Eugene Mirman is allowed into guitar stores. I did not know that for sure until a recent phone interview I inflicted upon the poor man. Comedian Eugene Mirman played Eugene the landlord on “Flight of the Conchords,” currently voices Gene Belcher on “Bob’s Burgers,”

New John Waters Book — RISD Commencement Speech

“This is the end of your juvenile delinquency and the beginning of your adult disobedience.” So said John Waters in 2015 to RISD’s graduating class. His new book “Make Trouble” is a reprint of that commencement address. (Hey Class of 2015, guess what you’re getting

Week In Music

Monday — @AS220, Math the Band the Band, Emperor X, Animal Flag @Aurora, Rawkin Rhythmix, Jenna Weingarten, Katie Greenwood Ross Tuesday —@Fête Lounge, the Unlikely Candidates, Mad Passenger @Aurora, the Divided Self, Pseudo, Wacklikethat, Floor 3 @AS220, the Shakes, the Way Back, Tinkerlee Taylor Wednesday

Valley Arts Open Studios

(5.6) Head down to the Woonasquatucket Valley for a self-guided walking tour of artist studios featuring: Nicholson File — 350 Kinsley Avenue bldg. 38 The Wurks — 45 Acorn Street Praxis — 23 Acorn Street Squirrel Nest — 23 Acorn Street, 2nd floor The Steel

Providence ‘Jane’s Walk Festival’

(5.7) When I saw the title of David Brussat’s walk this Saturday, I knew I had the photo to go with it. Join the former ProJo architecture critic for “Providence’s Waterfront — The Good, the Bad and The Ugly” at noon on Saturday. I suppose

Weekend In Music

Friday — @News Cafe, Drew Safs, Sirius Fades, Good Morning Apocalypse @Lupo’s, Get the Led Out @the Met, Bad Rabbits, Communion, Jetty @Columbus Theatre upstairs, Preoccupations, Host @AS220, Wichita, Lazy Susan, Hann Cassady @Machines With Magnets, Lea Bertucci, Le Creuset, VRS, Negation, V Sinclair @Firehouse 13,

New Lovecraft Beer — The Temple

Anyone wondering how artist Scott Minzy got the gig for the latest Lovecraft beer label need look no further than the Minzy Artist Statement at the ‘About’ page on his website, a Venn diagram of distress which is either hilarious or alarming. Better still, check

Local Muso Gavin Russom On ‘Saturday Night Live’

(5.6) The last time we crowed about native son Gavin Russom was back in February of 2011 (!) when he and his back-up band LCD Soundsystem were performing on The Colbert Report. The band was on their way to their absolutely final, we really really

RW Park Celebration

(5.6) Lots going on Saturday at Roger Williams Park. The Providence Flea and food trucks will occupy the Dalrymple Boathouse lawn from 11am to 3pm. Live music by Joe’s Backyard Band. But the Roger Williams Park Celebration goes on all day. Just a sampling of

‘The Conqueror Worm Suite’ — Off Broadway

(5.3) Immerse yourself in this multimedia interpretation of Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Conqueror Worm.” Take advantage of this unique west end experience tonight at 7:30pm. Trumpeter Ben Holmes & accordionist Patrick Farrell will present a suite of original music incorporating Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Conqueror