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Cruisin’

Bring your awesome rides down to the Steelyard for good old-fashioned car show. Food by Spikes, music by the Colonel, classic hot rod movies after dark, and many cigarette packs rolled into shirtsleeves. The Steelyard, 5pm, FREE

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Live Tonight: The Plastic People of the Universe

From AS220:The PPU are a A Prague-based psychedelic rock band formed in 1968, shortly after the Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia. The band’s nonconformist style and attitudes ran afoul of officially sanctioned norms, and the Plastic People often held their performances in secret locations outside

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A New Look at the Jena 6: Can’t we find better spokespeople?

While I’m on the subject, let’s think about the Jena Six. Let me preface this by saying that I am absolutely, completely, and fully in support of the Jena defendants and those who have rushed to join their cause. The nooses in that tree were

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Brotherhood Kick-Off Shindig

On Thursday we can all join Rhode Island’s beautiful people for a free screening of the first two episodes of season two of the Brotherhood. If you get your jollies watching people get beat up, shot, and pummeled with various objects, you’ll enjoy this preview.

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This just in: Now OK to acknowledge O.J.’s guilt

Larry Wilmore, “Senior Black Correspondent” for The Daily Show says enough is enough. This time, it’s okay for black people (and the rest of us?) to acknowledge O.J. Simpson’s guilt. Actually, the funniest parts of this clip might be those with no relevance to OJ

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Sometimes a trash can is more than a trash can.

There’s been a really interesting/divisive debate raging in Olneyville and online over the last several weeks, regarding, well, garbage cans. Matt covers it here. A local artist fabricated 4 garbage cans, as part of a broader order from the nonprofit Olneyville Housing Corporation. The cans

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Energy drinks: the candy cigarettes of the 21st century

SODA, SODA, SODA! I am a soda junkie, and, while I haven’t always been a fan of so called “energy drinks,” I like the energy drink/mainstream soda crossovers like Mountain Dew MDX and, especially Diet Pepsi Max, featuring extra caffeine and extra GINSENG!! But the

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Live Tonight: Babies In Limbo

Tonight at Club Hell, Babies In Limbo and The Ringer Soundtrack followed by the infamously long-running 80’s Nite, which has never had a proper name, so get on that Club Hell… Club Hell, downtown, $5 18+

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Stone Brewing Kickoff Tonight

 From RunawayJim: Stone Brewing, previously unavailable in all of RI, is having a kickoff party for their new distribution in RI tonight at Track 84 in Warwick. (more…)

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News Desk

 Here’s a roundup of headlines you could be ignoring on other sites. Iran doesn’t have the gays. NY Attorney General subpoenas Facebook SNL favorite Maya Rudolph will not be returning for fall season. Geek heaven: Halo 3 debuts

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Happy Tuesday!

Now that The Pickup Artist has concluded we can all finally get on with our lives, at least until the Salt-N-Pepa Show starts. I was kind of rooting for the blonde dude last night but I was pretty happy for Cosmo. His guy seemed like

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Latin Films Rule

The Providence Latin American Film Festival fills the chasm between the Rhode Island International Film festival and its horror-driven little sister. Last September I caught the expert Brazilian feature “Arena” and this year I’m at least going to check the dark Argentine comedy “Cara De

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Rhode Island Gets Tech Savvy

 Last wednesday at the September edition of the Providence Geek Dinner, the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation (RI EDC) announced rinexus.com, a digital hub for all your local info-tech needs. The site includes a one stop feed of all Rhode Island’s technology news, a state-wide

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Providence Tomorrow Charrette

Providence Tomorrow Charrette focuses on Hope, Mount Hope and Blackstone September 24, 9 a.m. – 10 p.m. As part of the City’s ongoing effort to increase public involvement in the City’s neighborhood planning process, Mayor David N. Cicilline, Councilman Cliff Wood and Councilman Kevin Jackson

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“Lost in Woonsocket”

28 September 2007, 7:30pm Blackstone Valley Visitor Center Theatre Come and watch the acclaimed documentary film, “Lost in Woonsocket,” an inspirational story illustrating the realities of homelessness, alcoholism and addiction involving two Rhode Islanders. All proceeds of the screening will go to St. Paul’s Emergency

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An Evening with Fernando Birri

  Monday, 9/24: An evening with Latin American film director Fernando Birri, List Art, 6:00-9:00 p.m. Acclaimed Argentine director Fernando Birri will speak at the List Art Center (64 College St.) on September 24th at 6:00 p.m. in an event sponsored by the Center for