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Guide To The State House DINOs

Blue is the new Red. Those trying to suss out the reconfigured cast of characters in the new general assembly and the extreme conservative ideology of its democratic leadership should read “Rhode Island Republicans join State House machine” (ProJo 1.14.15) by Sam Bell, state coordinator

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Winter Wonder Days At The Zoo

Admission to Roger Williams Park Zoo is half-priced during January and February. Many of the cold-hardy animals are at their best in the winter. Check out the moon bears, snow leopards, and the Himalayan red panda pictured here. Red pandas can lose up to 15%


Winter Classes At AS220

Here’s some things to do this winter. Check out the ‘Education at AS220′ program for workshops and classes at 95 Empire. The Dance Studio offers dance, yoga, salsa fitness, and tai chi. The Labs, Media Arts, and Printshop workshops include: Intro to the CNC Router/3D

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Week In Music

Tuesday — @AS220, Pharmakon, V Manuscript, Rectrix, Power Monster, Tovarish Wednesday — @Firehouse 13, Metalachi, Lame Genie @the Met, High on Fire, Mountain of Wizard, Churchburn @AS220, J-Bonikz, Lil Rush, Los, K Wise, Higher Mind Capacity @the Parlour, the Funky Autocrats Thursday — @Aurora, Ravi

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Save The PawSox

Local sports fans who did not go into full cardiac arrest yesterday may be reaching for the nitroglycerin once again this morning. Details are thin on the ground but rumors are swirling that the PawSox are to be sold to members of the Boston Red

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Freebie For RI Artists And Designers

A special offer from the RISD Museum for artists and designers who are Rhode Island residents in 2015. There has always been a discounted rate for artists and designers, but check it out. Free during 2015 for artists and designers who are RI residents, thanks

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Weekend In Music

Friday — @Machines With Magnets, Divey, Pixels, Black Oil Incinerator, Tapestries @the Spot, Elephant, Binger, Kroma Kode @the Met, Mickey Avalon @the Parlour, PVD Shanty Sing @Psychic Readings, Viennagram, Gavage, Sean Eldon and the Couple-Too-Tree, Pyramid Saturday — @AS220, Night Enders, Soldiers of Life, United

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‘Morality Play’ At The Gamm

Morality Play, based on the book by Barry Unsworth, now at the Gamm Theatre in Pawtucket, through February 1st. 1361: A bone-chilling winter in England. The Black Death, dormant for more than a decade, has returned with a vengeance. The Church rules the land, and a

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‘Talk To Your Kids’

Even the ones you don’t like. The New Yorker magazine has a great writeup of the innovative, early-childhood intervention program, Providence Talks. Former Providence Mayor Angel Taveras should pat himself on the back for this one (safe to assume there were many players working hard to


Marijuana Regulation In Rhode Island

The Providence Journal editorial board has come out against Rhode Island’s proposed marijuana regulation legislation — “Put pot on hold” — again illustrating the piece with that skeevy-looking guy with the dirty fingernails (sorry whoever you are). The ProJo board joins legalization advocates everywhere* in

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Week In Music

Monday — @Psychic Readings, Emperor X, In Glove With Bach, Kevin Steinhauser Tuesday — @the Parlour, open mic Wednesday — @Psychic Readings, Darklands, Reservoir, Where My Bones Rest Easy, Gertrude Atherton Thursday — @the Columbus Theatre, Dylan Sevey and the Gentlemen, the Curtis Mayflower, Bow


Mayoral Inauguration

(1.5) Mayor-elect Jorge O. Elorza will be sworn in as Providence’s 38th Mayor on Monday, January 5th. 1:30pm: Seating opens for Inauguration Ceremony, steps of Providence City Hall 2pm: Inauguration Ceremony 3:00pm: Reception with Mayor Elorza, City Hall, second floor 7pm: One Providence Inaugural Celebration,

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Providence Art Club Reception

(1.4) A reception today will open the ‘New Year, New Members’ and the ‘Class and Staff’ shows. (Facebook event page.) New Year, New Members will be held in the Dodge House Gallery and feature the work of Exhibiting Artist Members who joined the ranks of


Docent Day At RISD Museum

(1.3) Free admission all day — donations are always welcome. The RISD Museum celebrates the centennial anniversary of its volunteer docent program—and honors 100 years of invaluable work by docents with K-12 students—with free admission to the Museum on Saturday, January 3. In honor of

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AS220 January Galleries

(1.3) Opening reception Saturday for the AS220 January ‘In the Galleries.’ AS220 Main Gallery (115 Empire Street) Where Does Art Start?: new work by Robert Mariani/new work by Janet Van Horne AS220 Youth Gallery (115 Empire Street, 2nd floor)/new work by Fernando Flaquer AS220 Project Space

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Brewery Tours In Pawtucket

Still got out-of-town guests? Head up to Pawtucket and check out the burgeoning craft brewing scene. Foolproof Brewing Company at 241 Grotto Avenue (directions). Tastings are held Friday evenings from 5pm to 7pm. $10 gets you three beer samples and a glass. Participants must be