Events:

  • The House Combo

     Spice up your Mondays with live Americana played by an ever-changing roster of musicians. 

    October 26 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 9:00 pm on Monday, repeating until December 31, 2020

  • Melvin Seals & JGB

    Musician best known as a longtime member of the Jerry Garcia Band.

    October 29 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • A Faylene Sky/ Die Another Day/ Acerose/ Chaos Before Creation

    Rock ‘n’ roll.

    October 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Halloween Costume Party — Costume Contests!

    Themed party.

    October 31 @ 9:00 pm - November 1 @ 12:00 am
  • The House Combo

     Spice up your Mondays with live Americana played by an ever-changing roster of musicians. 

    November 2 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 9:00 pm on Monday, repeating until December 31, 2020

  • Bruce Cockburn

    Singer-songwriter and guitarist. His song styles range from folk to jazz-influenced rock to tunes that will give you that burning sensation.

    November 6 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Steve-O’s Bucket List Tour

    Stunt performer, television personality, comedian and activist.

    November 6 @ 9:00 pm
  • Hey Nineteen: Steely Dan Tribute

    Covers spot-on versions of classic Steely Dan with engaging showmanship and multi-Motif-award-winning energy.

    November 7 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
  • Focusing on Veterans Benefit

    Bands 21 GUNS, Matthias Steele, The Redneck Porch, Almost Gone, The Papa Joe Show, PoZeR, @Three Points of Madness and Voodoo Vixen perform to benefit veterans’ charities with MC Rick Santos Sr.

    November 8 @ 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • The House Combo

     Spice up your Mondays with live Americana played by an ever-changing roster of musicians. 

    November 9 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 9:00 pm on Monday, repeating until December 31, 2020

  • Harley Poe

    It’s not enough to say he writes songs about monsters. Harley Poe sings about being monsters.

    November 11 @ 7:00 pm
  • Anthony Gomes

    A blues and blues rock guitarist and singer.

    November 13 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Colby James & The Ramblers

    Accomplished singer/songwriter has consistently earned a reputation as one of the area’s hardest working, multi-talented vocalists/guitarists.

    November 14 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Old Time Lounge

    Monthly interactive jam session around old time music.

    November 15 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 4:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until November 15, 2020

  • The House Combo

     Spice up your Mondays with live Americana played by an ever-changing roster of musicians. 

    November 16 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 9:00 pm on Monday, repeating until December 31, 2020

  • Yachtley Crew – Batten Down The Hatches Tour

    Band performing ‘70s and early ‘80s soft rock also known as Yacht Rock.

    November 21 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • The House Combo

     Spice up your Mondays with live Americana played by an ever-changing roster of musicians. 

    November 23 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 9:00 pm on Monday, repeating until December 31, 2020

  • Paula Poundstone

    Humorist, author and comedian known for her cleverness.

    November 29 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • The House Combo

     Spice up your Mondays with live Americana played by an ever-changing roster of musicians. 

    November 30 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 9:00 pm on Monday, repeating until December 31, 2020

  • The House Combo

     Spice up your Mondays with live Americana played by an ever-changing roster of musicians. 

    December 7 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 9:00 pm on Monday, repeating until December 31, 2020

Books

Chazan! Unfiltered: Art and medicine collide in this locally produced biographical graphic novel

Dr. Joseph Chazan, like the character Billy Pilgrim in the novel Slaughterhouse-Five, is unstuck in time. The phenomenon is localized in a new graphic novel Chazan! Unfiltered, which takes a here-there-and-back-again approach to his personal and professional life story. Rhode Island’s own Dr. Chazan is a nephrologist (in layman’s terms, a kidney doctor), and while […]

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Page Turners: Essential reading for steps toward being anti-racist

It’s a popular social media trend, lists of book recommendations dealing with anti-racism. You’re probably familiar with their contents, The Color of Law, White Fragility, Audre Lorde, Ta Neesi-Coates, with some fiction by Zora Neale Huston or Toni Morrison for good measure. I’m male and pale, so I can’t speak to whether a list of […]

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Pandemic Non-fiction: What you don’t know can kill you

There is no shortage of books about diseases through human history, but a few have become definitive classics. I’ve curated an admittedly highly opinionated selection of the best. Some books that arguably would have qualified have been left off simply because they are too old, and medicine changes so rapidly that it could be misleading […]

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18 Tiny Deaths: The untold story of Frances Glessner Lee and the invention of modern forensics

I discovered the Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death, while wandering through Atlas Obscura one evening. Vintage dioramas on a 1:12 scale? Of mysterious death scenes? By the first female police captain? I was on my way to Baltimore.   Witnessing these tiny, unique worlds in all of their macabre glory, I met the curator and guardian […]

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Reading Together While Apart: Continuing to connect PVD’s literary community

After coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns caused What Cheer Writers Club (whatcheerclub.org) to close its co-working space and podcasting studio in downtown PVD and to cancel in-person events beginning on Monday, March 16, program manager Jodie Noel Vinson contacted members to encourage the community of writers to support each other and continue to share their work through […]

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Watch It!: 20 films, shows, and novels to keep you paranoid while quarantined

Either by choice or not, we all will be spending a lot of time indoors. Even after lying in bed contemplating our mortality, raiding the fridge and fighting over toilet paper, our schedules will still be open enough for us to take a look at our infinitely expanding watchlist. Art imitates life and a lot […]

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From In-Line to Online with Twenty Stories: PVD bookseller drives into an escalating pandemic

After converting a 30-year-old Chevy G20 van into the Twenty Stories bookmobile in 2017, Alexa Trembly and Emory Harkins drove around Los Angeles sweltering through summer highs, some days struggling to sell as many as three books. While relocating in 2018 to Rhode Island, where Harkins grew up, their van broke down in the desert […]

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Closed Libraries, Open Resources: Films, e-books, and audiobooks within reach for free during social distancing

During October 1918, the Providence Public Library closed for three weeks on account of the influenza pandemic, known as the Spanish flu. That year, the outbreak claimed the lives of 941 Providence residents, and another 1,365 people across Rhode Island. In The Providence Journal, the city’s health superintendent suggested: “Keep at arm’s length from everybody,” […]

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