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Week In Music

Tuesday — @AS220, Darklands, Kiss Concert, Burglary Years, Broads @Machines With Magnets, Diane Cluck, Ken’s Last Ever, Glenna and Willa Van Nostrand Wednesday — @Columbus Theatre upstairs, (benefit and birthday for Keith McCurdy) Tallahassee, Alec K. Redfearn and the Eyesores, Pixels  @AS220, Meta James, Ava

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Slavery Memorial Dedication Saturday

The sculpture is challenging and bold; the text, cringing. A formal dedication of the recently installed Slavery Memorial at Brown University will take place Saturday, with remarks by African-American sculptor Martin Puryear. The installation consists of the memorial itself — a half-buried 4.5 ton cast-iron

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Urban Carnevale — Free Rink Events

(9.20) Celebrate 10 years with FirstWorks with Urban Carnevale tonight at the Providence Rink. Two performances of Strange Fruit (seen here) tonight at 7:30pm and 9:30pm. Australia’s Strange Fruit fuses theater, dance and circus in performances that have amazed over 5 million people at prestigious

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Screening/Meet The Artist At Cable Car Cinema

(9.20) The Cable Car Cinema is hosting a special event in conjunction with Ada Books: John Porcellino, cartoonist/illustrator/genius, will be appearing at Cable Car Cinema to introduce and talk about two things: 1) Root Hog or Die, a documentary about his life and work; 2)

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Design Week RI

Lots to do this week for fans of design. The first ever Design Week RI celebrates design and the Rhode Island design community with nationally recognized speakers, local design superstars, a design treasure hunt, open spaces, cocktail receptions and a design hall of fame. Phil

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‘Surface Tension’ At MWM

(9.19) An opening reception will be held tonight at Machines With Magnets for new works by Thomas Engleman. “Surface Tension” runs through October 19th with, . . . printmaking, drawing and artist books that are thematically interconnected through mysterious atmospheres with peculiar narratives. The work

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Weekend In Music

Friday — @Providence Rink, Low Anthem, Ravi Shavi, What Cheer Brigade @Dusk, Thee Fabulous Itchies @the News Café, El Grande, the New Limits, Sammy Kay and the Fast Four @the Met, Ones Will, Shore City @Nick-A-Nee’s, the Robcats @the Spot, Mr. Breakdown, Conehead Buddha, Driftwood

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Free Rink Show — Low Anthem, Ravi Shavi

(9.19) End of summer bash with live music Friday evening at the skating rink downtown. The Columbus Cooperative and the City of Providence Department of Art, Culture + Tourism present Low Anthem, Ravi Shavi, and the What Cheer Brigade. (Facebook page.) Also Trinity Beer Garden,

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‘O Brother Where Art Thou’ MotB

(9.18) This week’s Movie on the Block is the 2000 Coen Brothers’ nod to Homer “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” starring George Clooney (The Facts of Life, Roseanne). A.O. Scott liked the movie (and the now famous soundtrack). It doesn’t take a classics scholar to

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Design The Night — ‘What Nerve’ Opens At RISD

Admission is free during the evening event series ‘Design the Night’ at RISD Museum. This week you can check out What Nerve! Alternative Figures in American Art, 1960 to the Present, and the Providence-issue launch of the publication Outpost Journal. Bill Van Siclen writes for

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Victory Celebration At McCoy

(9.17) PawSox fans are invited to a Victory Celebration at McCoy Stadium today, Wednesday, September 17, at 12:30pm to honor the 2014 Governors’ Cup Champion Pawtucket Red Sox. The team is scheduled to arrive back at McCoy via bus from T.F. Green Airport at approximately

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Cannabis Caucus At Aurora

(9.18) Regulate Rhode Island presents ‘Cannabis Caucus’ Thursday at Aurora, an evening of music and conversation about how our coalition is moving cannabis policy reform forward in Rhode Island. (Facebook page.) We are inviting anyone from the public who is interested in cannabis policy reform

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ACLU Trivia Night At Salon

(9.17) Steven Brown of the Rhode Island Chapter of the ACLU invites everyone to celebrate the U.S. Constitution. Writing for RI Future; This Wednesday marks the 227th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution by 39 delegates of U.S. Constitutional Convention and the American

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Heroes In Liberia

People play fast and loose with the word “hero” these days. (See: Republican carpetbagger Scott Brown and his courageous battle against government regulations.) But from now on, this will be the gold standard: Health care workers in West Africa. These people are risking their lives

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Week In Music

Monday — @Aurora, Dial Painters, B&&, AF the Naysayer, Slomile Swift, Prism House Tuesday — @Psychic Readings, Mincemeat or Tenspeed, Tarot Sync, Shawn Greenlee, the Funk Lives Wednesday — @Fenway Park, Jack White @AS220, I Eat Rocks, Misery Merchant, Honest John, Dog Hospice @the Met,

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PIS, HoneyBunch, String Builder At The Parlour

(9.14) This will be like a fun reunion party with the best music. And yes, it’s a school night, but organizers promise a prompt start.  Purple Ivy Shadows, HoneyBunch (Peter Reilly, Christine Jansky, Ron Marinick, Jeffrey Underhill) and String Builder (the brothers Thibodeau) are performing