Pawtucket

‘Verdant Vibes’ At Hope Artiste

(12.4) And now for something completely different. Avant music ensemble Verdant Vibes presents “new electro/acoustic music and multimedia by composers from around the world . . . lots of grooving, epic, sublime new music, with electronics, video, improv, etc. at the Hope Artiste Village.” This will be a Nutcracker-free zone for those with seasonal allergies. …

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Wintertime Farmers Market

(11.5) Back indoors at the Hope Artiste Village. The market has taken over both the 999 Main Street and 1005 Main Street corridors, with food trucks in between. Farm Fresh Rhode Island reports that over 80 vendors now participate. For this 2016-2017 season, over 80 vendors will be selling their locally grown products, including vegetables, …

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‘DOT AIR’ Under The Pawtucket River Bridge

(8.23) How many lost souls trying to find their way home — this is Pawtucket we’re talking about — have ended up under this bridge and said “This would be a great place for a party.” We doubt the event planned for Saturday is the first gathering here, but this one is official. DOT AIR …

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Art, Music, Performance At MWM

(6.29) Machines With Magnets — Last chance to see an amazing installation ‘Strings in the Terrible Distance’ by Catherine Mary Hood as well as a music and sound performance with the Bosch Hurdy-Gurdy & other strings by Steve Jobe and the Bosch Ensemble featuring Christopher Sadlers, Chris Monti, Rachel Rosenkrantz Riemer and Flannery Brown. ‘Strings …

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But This Is Wondrous Strange

That’s from Hamlet. Everything’s from Hamlet. Still plenty of time to catch the latest production at the Gamm Theatre with artistic director Tony Estrella in the title role. From Rhode Island Monthly, He is spellbinding as Hamlet, displaying what appears to be real sweat and tears as his character spirals out of control. You can …

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Colonel’s Super Dooper Guitar Party

Head over to the third annual Colonel’s Super Dooper Guitar Party in Pawtucket this Saturday. Great bands — Starline Rhythm Boys, Mark Cutler and Friends, the Sick-A-Billies, the Throttles, Electric Service, and dj Hula-Bomb — guitars and amps, food, drinks, memorabilia and more! Sponsored by Empire Guitars. Poster after the jump. $20 door, 5pm to …

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The ‘Toke Alone’ Club*

Among the 18 recent applications for Compassion Center licenses, one is getting all the attention. More surprising even than the proposed location — the venerable To Kalon Club in Pawtucket which had been seeking a new owner — are the names of the license seekers. Megan Hall, who writes about health care at ‘The Pulse’ …

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Signs Of Hope: Sewers And Sunshine (And Route 95!)

[Thank you commenter. The RIDOT web site confirms that Route 95 in both directions is now open.] Okay, the weather is going to help out a little here and Warwick officials are reporting that 80% of sewer service has been restored. The Governor just gave a news conference (Thursday noon) stating that maybe, just maybe, …

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Live Music Monday — Machines With Magnets

New Yorkers Extra Life headline a show in Pawtucket with guitar, keyboards, percussion and violin and maybe tenor sax. I am unfamiliar with this act, but on their myspace page they cite Hildegard von Bingen and Scott Walker as influences and that’s good enough for me. Also on the bill, Providence musicians Tinsel Teeth and …

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