Living Room: An Albatross, Hanlon’s Razor, 9pm, $10, 23 Rathbone Street Blackstone Club: The K-Rex Struts, Less Than a Felony, The Jazz Bastards, 9pm, 1005 Main Street, Pawtucket
First things first — admission to the RISD Museum is free all day today. This is part of the opening celebration of the new Chace Center wing with festivities under way as of this writing — music by the Hot Tamale Brass Band followed by (hopefully brief) speechifying. This free admission includes the “Chihuly at
Paul Newman, Oscar-winning actor and all-around good guy, died this morning of cancer. There are worse ways to spend a rainy afternoon than watching The Sting, or Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, or Hud, or Cool Hand Luke. And may I take this opportunity to promote the best sports movie ever made — Slap
And again with the music from Baltimore, home of the awesome Ponytail (had to get that in there). Ben must have some history in the Charm City. Anyway, the guys that are Thrust Lab (former Future Islands drummer) play tonight on Agnes Street behind the car wash. Also… Jaws da Ride (creepy RISD freaks) Valu-Pak
Heroin users have always been a notoriously hard group to mobilize, but you would think the cokeheads could have pushed this through by now. I kid — this is an important issue for all citizens. The Brown University chapter of Students for a Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) sponsored a lecture last night featuring Jeffrey A.
Not surprisingly David Brussat does not care for the new Chace Center wing of the RISD Museum (‘RISD’s abominable new box’). I had reason to walk around the building yesterday and I have to agree. Among his complaints in this morning’s ProJo is the ugly orange brick (something I complained about in this space months
Read the very thoughtful and succinct ‘Letter to the Editor’ by Matt Jerzyk, of Rhode Island’s Future fame, in today’s ProJo regarding the judgment shown by the two presidential candidates in their veep selections. “… after their respective vice-presidential selections, Rhode Islanders have been given a glimpse into who exactly has the judgment to lead.”
Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson (former CEO of Goldman Sachs) just wants us to trust him with this $700 billion that we are going to borrow from someone somewhere… or just print up. According to The Washington Post, the Bush administration is resisting all oversight in the bailout plan being hammered out, including a provision being
You think you’re so smart? Come in and prove it. Tonight is the world famous Pub Quiz at the Wild Colonial Tavern. Teams are from one to four people. Get a few friends together and just show up. Categories of six questions each range from current events, Rhode Island, 80’s sci-fi movies… whatever the quiz
A doctor at Miriam Hospital operated on the wrong knee of a patient undergoing elective surgery yesterday. According to today’s ProJo, The surgical team had apparently followed the key safety protocols, including marking the correct knee and pausing to verify the site before operating… Here’s my thought. Why mark the correct knee? Wouldn’t it make
Joyce Raskin, author of Aching To Be will be at the Books on the Square this evening. Aching to Be is the true story of the band Scarce, as told by bass player Raskin. Scarce seemed poised for success in 1994 when their lead singer became critically ill and the band’s future looked pretty bleak.
This is it! The Championship, the final bout of the season for the Providence Roller Derby. Head downtown tonight to see the Old Money Honeys battle it out with the Mob Squad. DJ’s B.I.Z. and COUNT. Half-time music the Providence Morons. After party at Local 121 on Washington Street. friday/doors 7pm/bout 8pm/$13/Bank of America Skating