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Week In Music

Monday — @Aurora, Lina Tullgren, Jaye Bartell, Derek Knox Tuesday — @AS220, Jillian Kay, Wes Swing, Rigel Orion Dommisse @Aurora, the Hemlocks, Set the Record Straight, Dying Below Zero Wednesday — @Columbus Theatre upstairs, Steve Gunn, Lee Ranaldo, Meg Baird @AS220, Bad Luck, Puppet Club,

Roger Williams Creates The “Freest Place On Earth”

Should you head out into the storm today think of Roger Williams who spent 14 weeks surviving outdoors in just such conditions — exposed, hungry, and wearing 17th-century boots. Following his banishment from the Massachusetts Bay Colony for his “new and dangerous opinions,” Roger learned

Weekend In Music

Friday — @AS220, Hairspray Queen, Way Out, Black Beach, Goon Planet, Funeral Cone @the Met, Collington, Anyone Anyway, Forest Fires, Emily Correia @Lupo’s, Badfish, Spiritual Rez, the Z Boys @Machines With Magnets, Boy Harsher, the Wheal, Lingua Ignota, Kurt Snell, Strap-on Ritual @Firehouse 13, Deadlands,

AS220 January Galleries

[Opening delayed due to weather. Will be rescheduled.] The work of Deborah Forman (BFA, RISD ’92/MFA, Parsons) will be featured in the AS220 Galleries this month. (Opening reception: Facebook event page) Deborah specializes in teaching the fundamentals: drawing, two-dimensional design, color theory, beginning to advanced

Invenergy Eyes Providence Water

Just 200,000 gallons of water a day if you don’t mind. Great work by Steve Ahlquist over at RI Future who brings to light some “backroom negotiations” taking place last summer. It seems that while we were busy gobbling Zoloft and clicking on 538, Invenergy

Week In Music

Monday — @Aurora, Peaer, Beverly Tender, Food Court, Edgar Clinks Tuesday — Stay home and learn an instrument. Wednesday — @AS220, Math the Band the Band, the Asterplace, COMezik, the Divided Self, Providence Holiday Saxophone Choir @Nick-A-Nee’s, Four Bridges Thursday — @Aurora, the Responders, Clyde

Faces By Dan Gosch — Memories Of Leo’s

Whatever happened to that mural at Leo’s? Artist Dan Gosch gets that question a lot. In addition to the enormous mural in the front room of Leo’s — the pioneering downtown bar opened by John Rector back in 1974 — there was a vast gallery

It Wasn’t All Bad — 2016 In Review

There was this for one thing. West Fountain Street once again has a fountain (horse watering trough) thanks to the Luongo Square Enhancement project of the West Broadway Neighborhood Association (WBNA). The new bump-out in front of The Avery has been nicely executed with good

Wind Farm Comes Online

Finally, the national news reports on Rhode Island without the obligatory handcuffed politician getting frogmarched into the courthouse. The CBS Evening News recently covered the new wind farm off the coast of Block Island — “Rhode Island offshore wind farm, first in the U.S., to

Weekend In Music

Friday — @Lupo’s, Gogol Bordello, Low Cut Connie @the Met, the Silks, Cactus Attack @Nick-A-Nee’s, Smith & Weeden, Mighty Good Boys @AS220, the Strattones, Su Casa, Hollow Turtle Saturday — @Snookers, the Complaints @the Columbus Theatre upstairs, Julie Rhodes, Arc Iris, She Keeps Bees, Last

Roger Williams Memorial — New Exhibit To Be Installed

Coming soon, “New and Dangerous Opinions.” No word on whether our old friend here will have a role to play in the new installation. And while this weirdly tarted-up mannequin (eyeliner?) has grown on me over the years, it’s quite tall and, ironically,* visitors must

Fun New Year’s At Columbus

It always feels like a party upstairs at the Columbus so New Year’s Eve will be no exception. And who won’t be deliriously happy to be ringing out the old? Headliner Julie Rhodes will help growl in the new year (watch/listen — NPR Tiny Desk)

Chamonix Antiques In Arcade

Check out Chamonix Antiques the new antique home furnishings store on the Westminster side of the Arcade. The eclectic inventory includes posters, carpets, furniture, jewelry, lighting fixtures, wall art, vases, textiles, a globe, all with an emphasis on mid-century modern, art deco, and arts and

Off The Chain — Waterman Street Dog Park

Trust me, there are dogs in this picture, but they didn’t come to the off-leash Waterman Street Dog Park to pose for me. This place is huge and dogs make full use of the opportunity to stretch their legs and because . . . squirrel!

Week In Music

Monday — @Aurora, Pearie Sol, Tiffany’s House, Lady Queen Paradise @the Met, Traverse, Barbarian, the Worst of Me, more Tuesday — @Lupo’s, the White Panda, Lauv Wednesday — @Nick-A-Nee’s, the Gather Rounders Thursday — @Machines With Magnets, Valerie Martino, Sharlyn Evertsz, Andy Borsz, Thornn, Øxømø

Last Minute Shopping — Memberships

And you don’t even have to leave the house. Why not give that special someone a membership to the RISD Museum. Seen here: Elevator Doors/third floor, ca. 2008, unknown artist, aluminum and steel (152 x 166 inches) Or maybe they would like to be a