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wHat to do witH tHe superman building? Some feasible and fanciful visions for Rhode Island’s architectural icon _by Philip Eil | p 8
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UntrUe confessions; gUn control at Uri; WolpaW’s Best Judgment We recently heard about the book-
ing of Worcester Bishop Robert Mcf Manus for a DUI and hit-and-run on the
night of May 4 in Narragansett, where the good Bish has a vacation home in Bonnet Shores. Hey, as P&J always say in horrible French accents, “Honi soit qui mal y pense,” which essentially means, “Give people an effing break on your initial assessment, fer Chrissakes, maybe it wasn’t so bad.” Following the incident, Bishop McManus, who served as auxiliary bishop in Providence for five years before becoming head Catholic ramrod in Worcester in 2004, quickly issued what P&J believed was a heartfelt and contrite statement: “On Saturday evening, May 4, I made a terrible error in judgment by driving after having consumed alcohol with dinner. There is no excuse for the mistake I made, only a commitment to make amends and accept the consequences of my action.” But then on May 7 he pleaded not guilty in court. Huh? Forgive us, Father, but the Bish’s comment about “accepting the consequences of my action” seemed to be about as close to a confession — both religious and/or legal — as we could imagine. If he is indeed true to his word, why not go for a guilty verdict, stop taking up the court’s time, and publicly fall on his sword? But the Lord evidently works in mysterious ways when it comes to one of his anointed getting popped. The prosecutor in the case doesn’t have to be Perry Mason to convince anyone that McManus committed these infractions by using his own words against him. But, then again, in The Biggest Little you can never tell. We suspect our old pal former Rhode Island Speaker of the House Bill Murphy could get a few angels to serve as defense witnesses, saying they distracted McManus by whispering in his ear while he was driving or turned water into wine in his bloodstream. But even that is a long shot. Should the Bish be found guilty, P&J suggest a fitting punishment: serving a bunch of hours of community service in his adopted state by regularly working the litter patrol at the infamous Bishop Jellomold rest area on Route 195 in Seekonk. (If you don’t know what we’re talking about, you’re missing a legendary Vo Dilun story about what happens when the churchman meets the lawman. Hello, selah.)
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The recent controversy over arming the police at the University of Rhode Island has begged a number of questions at Casa Diablo. In years gone by, it would be a foregone conclusion that P&J wouldn’t want security guards packing on campus. The fewer the guns, the less chance someone has of getting blown away during a campus patrolman’s overzealous response to kids who make Justin Bieber look mature. But times have changed. From Virginia Tech to Sandy Hook Elementary School, the ante has been upped severely and P&J’s viewpoints have evolved accordingly. And the stink URI made about how long it took for South Kingstown and state troopers to respond to the recent (bogus) scare about a
shooter on campus is at the crux of it. Personally, P&J would rather have had any amateur security force wait for the real deal to show up before wading into what could have been a deadly mess. And at URI, P&J have a particular interest in the outcome of the debate. Jorge is a former URI student who received an Alumni Excellence Award for Public Service a few years back, and Phillipe has been working
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on both the Kingston and Narragansett Bay campuses for 15-plus years. In our hastily-assembled focus group of former state troopers and ex-military folks who have seen all sides of the issue in real life, a key point was repeatedly raised: campus personnel should never be given a gun unless they have had full Rhode Island police academy training — including a psychiatric profile. As is the case in the acad-
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Indie films have been made for decades in The Biggest Little; they’re part of the great artistic landscape here. And among the more prominent local independent filmmakers to emerge from that earlier film/video scene is Jim Wolpaw, best known for his 1992 feature, Complex World. Jim was also nominated for an Academy Award in 1985 for his documentary Keats and His Nightingale: A Blind Date. It was, of course, a very good thing that Jim took up filmmaking since, prior to that, he was known as the worst bartender in the history of the earliest incarnation of Lupo’s. His latest project is a feature-length documentary called Best Judgment: Ladd School Lessons, produced in association with Advocates in Action Rhode Island, a self-advocacy organization for individuals with developmental disabilities. (Jorge had a chance to work with Jimmy Isom, along with Joe Potenza, John Juxo, and a few others, to provide some of the film’s music.) “This film brings a unique perspective as it examines the history of the Joseph H. Ladd Center through the eyes of its former residents,” the film’s website explains. Jim’s co-director is Bob Macaux, a young man with Down syndrome, and most of the crew on the film are also former Ladd School residents. As with many challenging and adventurous projects, the film is still a “work in progress,” in need of further financial support. In 2010, the filmmakers received a grant from the Rhode Island Council on the Humanities. They are currently applying for several other grants and looking for other funding opportunities. But you have an opportunity take a look at what has been assembled so far at screenings and panel presentations on May 15 from 6:30-8 pm at the Harris Public Library in Woonsocket and May 23 at the Barrington Public Library, also at 6:30 pm. The web site for Best Judgment is laddfilm. com and if you’re interested in sponsoring their work or have any questions or comments, the filmmakers ask that you send them an email. Or, if you or someone you know has a connection with the Ladd Center, they’d also love to hear from you.
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The vacant spaces in downtown Providence — the Industrial Trust Building and Davol Square’s “Dynamo House,” among others — are like ink blots. Some see them as stages for the city’s next crooked, cash-dissolving deal. Others see them as slingshots to launch Providence into a Renaissance 2.0. And then there are the literalists who see something like, say, the footprint of the former route I-195 for exactly what it is: a string of irregularly-shaped grass patches littered with duck shit. Just what will happen with those particular 40 acres is the subject of a panel discussion in Providence on May 14 at the University of Rhode Island’s Paff Auditorium. The event — part of the URI’s “Urbanscape” series of lectures and forums — is titled “Where 195 Used To Be: A Community Exploration.” Hosted by veteran AS220 “Action Speaks!” moderator Marc Levitt, the discussion will feature professors, arts-organization leaders, developers, city planners, and two members (including the chairman) of Rhode Island’s governor-appointed commission delegated to oversee the former highway land’s development. I got a chance to speak with some of them this week about what exactly the city’s grassy, crescent-shaped ink blot signifies to them. Note that the interviews have been edited and condensed and that the interviewees are responding individually to me, not each other. You’ll have to go the panel to see them all on stage at once.
You have, I think, three really important things that make this chunk of land very unique and appealing for development. One . . . there are only a few other examples of where you have acres and acres of developable land right in the heart of a city. [Second,] it is the heart of where our institutional growth is happening. If you look on a map of where this district is, it’s really between College Hill and the hospital district. So it’s a natural place to encourage the growth and . . . spinoffs from those institutions to land. And the other thing that’s unique about it is that it’s a waterfront area.
MIKE MCCORMICK, ASSISTANT VP OF PLANNING, DESIGN, AND CONSTRUCTION AT BROWN UNIVERSITY Obviously Brown has been investing in the Jewelry District — especially [the area] literally adjacent to the 195 land — for about 10 years now. We have over 1000 people in the Jewelry District right. We’ve invested something like $200 million in that area. Hopefully it develops into a really vital, mixed-use area that is complementing the work we’re doing . . . [and that] really starts to connect [the city] so that we don’t think of the Jewelry District and Downcity so separately. They’ve had this wall in between them for decades now and now that wall’s gone, right? So, now it’s just matter of knitting it back together. When I say “mixed use,” I���m imagining the same kinds of mixes of use that you see up in Kendall Square [in Cambridge]. There’s research happening there, there’s lot of businesses following along with it, there’s devel-
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VISION THING An aerial view of the old I-195 corridor with redevelopment parcels highlighted. oping, there’s incubation, there’s developing private industry coming along. And then, of course, because that’s a lot of people, there’s a really vital retail area.
MARSHALL FELDMAN, DIRECTOR OF THE CENTER FOR URBAN STUDIES AND RESEARCH AT URI Be suspicious of “models.” For a city to copy another city as a model, is a bit like saying, “Let’s look at how many left-handed pitchers were on the team that won the World Series last year. Now if everybody has the same number of left-handed pitchers on their team this year, then all teams will win the World Series this year.” There’s [also] an underlying assumption here that there are what we call “agglomeration economies”: by having certain kinds of
businesses located near each other the whole is more economically competitive than the sum of its parts. While this is certainly true for some kinds of businesses, it is not clear that it’s particularly true for the kinds of businesses that are being anticipated for the district. It’s also not clear if the small scale implicit in the 195 relocation has any agglomeration economies. I think the area known as “Silicon Valley” is actually bigger than the entire State of Rhode Island.
MICHAEL VAN LEESTEN, PRESIDENT OF THE VAN LEESTEN GROUP AND MEMBER OF 195 REDEVELOPMENT COMMISSION We want to create jobs that not only will be for people with white laboratory garb but, also, we want to create blue-collar jobs and
We’re very much a proponent of mixed use. People have this sort of [attitude], you know, “It’s ‘meds and eds.’ ” Well, the truth is, it’s a linear mile of property. And we have parcels that are so small that they probably support two town homes. We have other parcels that are so large that they could support half a million square feet of laboratory space or office space or hotel space. So, it’s not a “one size fits all.” Just think about drawing a line through any city in America. If you drew a one-mile line through any city in America, you’re gonna have a whole bunch of different uses along that line. And that’s what we would anticipate here. Right now we have a couple of years of road construction and park construction. We’re focusing on getting the infrastructure in place. You can’t build a building until we can plug you into a sewer. “Where 195 Used To Be: A Community Exploration” will take place on Tuesday, May 14 at 7 pm at URI’s Feinstein Providence Campus (80 Washington St). _Philip Eil
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Searching for legal wallS in the ‘creative capital’ In a corner of the spray-painted mural on Westminster Street’s Route 6/10 overpass in Providence — you know, the one with eyeballs sprouting from radio towers, green creatures riding space shuttles through fuchsia galaxies, and winged surveillance cameras popping out of cuckoo clocks — there are two mysterious words: “AVENUE CONCEPT.” What do they mean? The answer became clearer this Saturday at a small cinder-block building about a mile from the overpass on Lockwood Street. The Avenue Concept, as its founder Yarrow Thorne explains, is the organization that negotiated for years with Providence’s office of Art, Culture, and Tourism so that the eyeball mural (and the accompanying murals of B-Boys frozen in various mid-dancing poses across the street) could be installed. Though he didn’t paint the walls, himself, Thorne coordinated the project as he often does with property owners who are sick of their walls being tagged with graffiti. Once a mural goes up, the tagging tends to stop. We’re standing inside Avenue Concept headquarters — a space known as “The Bin” — during their “soft opening” celebration. (They officially open later in May.) Thorne is placing price tags on pieces from the Bin’s debut gallery exhibition: a series of neon portraits of anthropomorphic fish painted on scrap wood by Pawtucket native Ray Alstrom. Outside, street artists wearing black rubber gloves are painting the side of the building in bright, jagged letters. We can hear the distinctive pffffft pfffffft of aerosol and rattle of balls in metals cans. A nearby trailer is piled high with the wooden skate ramp pieces that will be hauled to downtown’s skating rink this summer for bi-weekly “Sandwich” skate sessions DJed by local kids who have learned to scratch at the Avenue Concept’s after-school DJ academy. A few minutes after my conversation with Thorne, a marching band with tubas, trumpets, and cymbals arrives. As they blast away, a
circle of young break dancers forms, kicking and shimmying on the building’s gravel yard. “We’re really dealing with the subcultures of Providence,” Thorne says. “Most people think of graffiti artists, DJs, skateboarders, break dancers as kind of the trash of the city. They see them as vandals, [people] that are destroying property.” But whenever the Avenue Concept puts on a public event or paints a mural, he says, the reviews are exuberant. The key is providing the space, encouragement, and resources for these stigmatized activities to thrive, he says. Thorne — a native of Northampton, MA — has no problem talking about the 15 years he took to complete an undergraduate Industrial Design degree at RISD. (He took 10 years off in the middle to start a car-outfitting business called Yarrowsport, for which he traveled through Europe customizing Audis and Porsches.) And now, thanks to a Robert Rauschenberg Foundation seed grant the Avenue Concept received last November, he’ll continue his quest to challenge Providence to live up to its self-appointed title. “If you’re really going to promote yourself as the ‘Creative Capital’ then let’s work together as a whole to . . . activate all these artists that are sitting in Providence that have no jobs and nothing to do,” he says. “Why isn’t there more public art? Why aren’t there more legal walls [to paint]?” He is currently in talks to coordinate murals on various walls around the city, he says. Whenever the red tape clears, he’ll be ready. The Bin doubles as a spray-paint clearing house, with stacks of Montana Gold cans lining the room’s back wall. If you’re 18 or over, $7.55 will buy a can of Banana, Dolphins, Reef, Cappuccino, Iron Curtain, Powder Pink, Blue Velvet, Brain, Shock Yellow, or Mt. Fuji. Three cans buys you access to paint on one of the building’s walls. _Philip Eil
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What to do With the Superman building? Some feaSible — and fanciful — viSionS for rhode iSland’S architectural icon _by Ph iliP eil The building is ours. When we crest a hill on Route 146 or round a curve on I-95, the Industrial Trust Building tells us we’re home. When we stamp the building’s silhouette on our websites, T-shirts, and corporate logos, we offer no description; the silhouette speaks for itself. When we find no historical ties whatsoever between the building and the Superman TV show, we still defiantly call it the “Superman Building.” Why? The building is ours. Except it isn’t. It’s owned by a company named High Rock Development from Newton, Massachusetts. And in late April, along with Providence-based developers Cornish Associates and a team of out-of-state consultants, the company released plans to develop the skyscraper into apartments marketed to “young professionals; older single professionals; older professional couples without children; empty nesters; Boston commuters; and students,” with restaurants and retail to be installed on the lower levels. The reports are the latest chapter in a freewheeling debate in which even demolition has been floated as a possibility. And as we sifted through the paperwork — the 47-page “Economic and Fiscal Impacts of Proposed Conversion of 111 Westminster into Residential Use,” the 90-page “Market Study [for] Proposed Redevelopment of 111 Westminster Street,” the 10-page summary of those two reports — our minds began to drift to pure, unencumbered fantasies. What if demographic data and market analyses were tossed aside? What if we simply imagined what this glorious 26-story, 85-year-old, 441,000-gross-square-foot vessel could contain? This isn’t just daydreaming. As the state’s most potent architectural symbol, no building makes us feel worse when it goes dark and vacant. And no building could be more galvanizing if put to productive, forward-thinking use. So we at the Phoenix have compiled a few ideas — padded by conversations in the weeks before High Rock’s data dump — into a report for you, our fellow emotional shareholders in Rhode Island’s most iconic address. We call it our “non-feasibility study.” With stakes this high, did you really think we’d keep our thoughts to ourselves?
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Few people describe the Industrial Trust’s grand Art Deco lobby better than Mack Woodward, chief architectural historian at Rhode Island’s Historical Preservation and Heritage Commission. “You have to approach it in the right way,” the author of the PPA/AIAri Guide to Providence Architecture says, as he tells us to envision following him into the building from the North (Kennedy Plaza) or South (Westminster Street) entrance, not the side entrance from the former Fleet Center next door. “The sequence of space is so wonderful,” he says. You walk into a small vestibule, climb a set of stairs, open the door, “and then suddenly you’re in this huge soaring space . . . surrounded by these wonderful columns . . . It’s really one of the great spaces in Providence” But what do we do with it? We turn it into a “petting zoo for artists,” says Bert
Crenca, artistic director and co-founder of AS200. Crenca has “very, very, incredibly, extremely radical” ideas for the building, which include installing a high-roller casino and hotel on the upper floors and blanketing the building’s walls with graffiti as a massive public art project. But his plans start at the ground level. “We’re not capitalizing on these incredibly skilled people making these amazing things [in Rhode Island],” he says. With galleries displaying ceramics, glassware, and the work of local artisans in one section of the space and live-action studios in another corner, this lobby could change that. John Caserta has an even more democratic vision: a Grand Central Terminalstyle public transportation hub dotted with kiosks, coffee shops, and pop-up markets. Caserta — an assistant professor of graphic design at RISD — has experience converting historic spaces for new uses. He changed a former corporate office space on the second floor of 204 Westminster Street into a sleek, quiet, drop-in rentable work space he calls the “Design Office.” “It’s the experience of the citizen . . . the experience of the visitor that you need to think about,” Caserta says of the Industrial Trust lobby, “and right now if you want to wait on a bus, you’re going into that dinky little, somewhat unsafe terminal, looking at a TV monitor telling you if your bus is 12 minutes late.” Converting the lobby would not only add grandeur to daily rituals like buying a morning coffee, Caserta says. It might provide the requisite traffic and energy to spark activity on the building’s upper floors.
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Have you ever been to the top of the Industrial Trust Building? We haven’t. Providence is a town that hoards its aerial views. If you’re looking out a window hundreds of feet above over the city right now, you’re likely living in a penthouse of the Westin, wearing a silk suit in corporate office, or schmoozing a high-priced fundraiser in the Biltmore ballroom. But what if we turned the top of the Industrial Trust Building into an Empire State Building-style observation deck? Guests would pay a modest admission fee for an elevator ride to the top, then walk around the building’s top floor — or perhaps a fenced-in area around its iconic lantern — where they plunk coins into binoculars to peer out over the domes of College Hill and the sparkling waters of Narragansett Bay. Given the hoards of schoolchildren that would flock there for field trips, this would also be the logical place for the comprehensive Providence history museum that doesn’t currently exist. Assemble a committee; knock on doors at the Rhode Island Historical Society, the city and state archives, the city’s universities; scrape together some of the leftovers for the planned Heritage Harbor Museum. And who says we can’t come up with the definitive, badass collection of Providence artifacts? It could be home to Roger Williams’s original deed for the purchase of protoProvidence, a display of precision tools manufactured by Brown & Sharpe, one of Buddy Cianci’s toupees . . . the list is endless. There would also be rotating exhibitions, of course — the first being a history of the Industrial Trust Building itself, complete with blueprints, a gallery of artwork inspired by the building, and a detailed debunking of why the building was never designed to dock dirigibles. (That cabin-like structure tacked on to the top of the building was likely a boozy clubhouse for the Industrial Trust’s president, Mack Woodward says.)
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TOWER OF POWER the industrial trust building is the most distinctive part of the city’s modest skyline. Of course, when visitors finish up at the museum, they’re going to be hungry. So why not set aside a couple of the building’s top floors for food and drink? One spot could be a high-end oyster and champagne joint where dudes go to propose to their girlfriends; another, a café dedicated to Providence’s best Liberian, Laotian, Cambodian, Dominican, Italian, and Portuguese dishes; another, a low-key coffee shop with views to make you almost choke on your croissant.
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Possibilities get a bit wild when you’re talking about 300,000-some-odd square feet of empty office space in the middle of a city. Turkish baths. Indoor dog parks. A laser tag facility. We’ve heard them all. And owners of the Industrial Trust could hear them all, too, if they take a cue from New York City MoMa’s PS1 museum in Queens, which holds an annual “Young Architects Program” competition where hungry designers submit proposals for structures to be built in the complex’s outdoor spaces. The winners’ visions of community hammocks, “kaleidoscopic patterns of color created by sunlight filtering through an array of translucent, tinted Mylar petals that resemble blossoming flowers of stained glass,” structures made from undulating PVC tubing, and walls made of spinning electric fans have all come to life on museum grounds in recent years. Summer 2013’s winner — “Party Wall” — is a porous creation made from wood, steel, and polyester pouches of water. With a little funding, the Industrial Trust could make one of its floors a similar revolving spatial laboratory. Aside from that, we’re not opposed to a few lofts and apartments on certain floors of the building. But shouldn’t we figure out where people are going to work before we give them a place to live? This is the kind of urban development
chicken-or-egg query that could be batted around a classroom if any — or every — one of Providence’s colleges was given a floor in the Industrial Trust. The prospect of thousands of Brown, RIC, RISD, PC, Johnson & Wales, URI, and Roger Williams students bouncing off of each other — a veritable mosh pit of intellectual capital — might be just the kind of thing to lure deep-pocketed clients like Facebook or Google into the building’s other floors. Brian McGuirk, a sales manager at the local financial services startup Andera, helps us picture the scene. “Imagine if [the local startup accelerator] Betaspring’s offices and alumni companies were in the same building as a RISD Industrial Design lab, a Brown nanotech research lab . . . and researchers from Brown Med School,” he writes, via email. “Imagine people from all those groups eating in a cafeteria run by Johnson & Wales culinary students and professionals, eating food sourced from Farm Fresh RI.” The founders of the PVD Lady Project would also eye an Industrial Trust suite for their currently nonexistent headquarters. A chunk of office space downtown would give them a permanent space for their bimonthly summits where local CEOs tell their stories and young women entrepreneurs swap ideas, they say. With a bit more space, they could also offer low-rent open office spaces to help get some of those businesswomen rolling. Oh, and could we arrange for a rooftop pool?
Possibilities get a bit wild when you’re talking about 300,000 some-odd square feet of empty office space in the middle of a city.
It isn’t just the observation deck we could borrow from the Empire State Building, it’s the building’s multi-million dollar sustainability retrofit program — one of its highest-profile projects since construction of the building itself. We wouldn’t be stealing the idea. The folks at the ESB want to share their project so badly that they’ve
freely published online hundreds of pages of plans, presentations, and slideshows detailing how they overhauled windows, rearranged offices to increase natural light, installed insulation behind radiators to lock in heat, and other measures. “If the only place we succeed is the Empire State Building, we’ve failed,” Dana Schneider, VP of the firm that managed the retrofit — NYC’s Jones Lang LaSalle — tells us. An Industrial Trust sustainability retrofit wouldn’t please the planet, and it wouldn’t just create the PR boon of the decade (the Empire State’s retrofit has been featured in Forbes, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and on MSNBC and CNN). It also makes good business sense. “If there’s [air conditioning] chillers in this building that are 30 years old and they’re breaking and there’s a $4 million budget to replace them,” Schneider says, “we could spend $4.4 million and replace them with a much more efficient system that saves $100,000 a year.” This particular sustainable investment pays for itself in four years, she says. But why stop at a retrofit? One of the more radical folks we spoke to — Greg Gerritt, founder of ProsperityforRI.com and a self-described “full-time troublemaker” — describes a full-on green overhaul. First, we sheath the building in lightweight photovoltaic solar panels, then we use the power to run a fully integrated vertical farm inside the building, he says. “Cities are going to have to grow much more of their own food,” he says. So why not harvest lettuce, spinach, and tomatoes right in the heart of Downcity? While we’re at it, let’s toss in a few mega-tanks to hold an urban tilapia farm. If there’s any room left over, Gerritt says, feel free to fling the building’s doors open to squatters This, he says, would be the most honest and self-effacing use available. “Let’s admit that we are a post-industrial society of great inequality and make it easier for people to live downtown who don’t have a lot of resources,” he says. “I’ve been in places like Chicago where people are squatting in abandoned factories. Why not abandoned office buildings?” The building could be theirs, too. ^
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Bottles and cans and Just clap your hands TasTe sweeT freedom! Celebrating ameriCan Craft beer Week _by lou PaPine au Wow, the time, it flies! American Craft Beer Week (ACBW) is rolling around again, from May 13-19. It’s the eighth annual self-toasting by the Brewers Association, the alliance of small and independent (debatable/relative terms, but that’s a discussion for another day) beer makers, marketers, distributors, and peripheral biz peeps. This year’s motto is “Big Week, Small Breweries.” Julia Herz, the Brewers Association’s program director, says that the event “is about uniting for a common cause: support and celebration of our nation’s small and independent brewers and the millions of beer lovers who have helped evolve an industry and put the US on the brewing map.” The growth of better beer got evermore-bubbly in 2012: there are now more than 2400 crafters (up 400 from ’12, an almost-even split of brewpubs and breweries), which accounted for a 15 percent rise in volume and a 17 percent boost in dollar growth. But the requisite perspective: 93.5 out of 100 beers consumed in the US is a mass-market offering. Locally, there has been much to celebrate since last year’s ACBW: the arrival of new brewers Foolproof, the Bucket, and Ravenous, and the steady growth of last year’s new kids, Revival and Grey Sail; new beer-centric bars (the What Cheer Tavern) and the welcome proliferation of craft offerings statewide; the Rhode Island Brew Fest had a successful debut at the Pawtucket Armory in February, and the Newport Craft Beer Festival expanded to two soldout sessions last month; and exemplary beers from Uinta, Maine Beer Company, Mission, Element, and Weyerbacher entered (or reentered) our market. Last year the ACBW folks posted a “Declaration of Beer Independence.” This year’s fervent call to arms (or elbow bending) is deemed a manifesto. Here are some choice passages: “American craft beer is an artistic creation made by passionate innovators. I declare myself to be a devoted acolyte, enthusiast and fanatic, and that setting high standards for quality and character in the beers I drink is not snobbery, but good taste . . . We have thrown off the chains of low expectations, and now taste sweet freedom in every glass of American craft beer . . . Craft brewers represent the purest form of the American spirit and are dedicated to nurturing and enriching their communities. I declare this community of American craft brewers and beer enthusiasts to be a rare and beautiful
thing — a force for good and for positive change in our country. I pledge to support this glorious group with my time, effort, and genuine good will.” I’ll drink to that! (You can download the manifesto — and sign it, “in beer” — at craftbeer.com.) There will be a slew of events statewide. Some highlights: you should follow Sean Larkin all week. The Revival brewmaster will host meet-and-greets at Doherty’s (5.14), What Cheer (5.15), Brown’s CGB and the Avery on the 16th, and Malt in Newport (5.17), and he’ll be bringing Revival’s new Zeppelin, an unfiltered Hefeweizen ale (a wheat beer), with him. There are also tap takeovers (the Goose Island event at Norey’s on 5.15 will be epic), pint nights, and beer dinners (flip a coin on 5.16, with Goose Island at 84 High Street in Westerly and Weyerbacher at Christie’s in Newport). And wherever you celebrate on the 16th at 8 pm, raise a glass for the Coast To Coast Toast (which has its own poem, also at craftbeer.com). For a list of local ACBWness events we’ve been able to scare up, head to providence.thephoenix. com.
Mix it up
A few more suggestions for ACBW: enjoy a wide range of styles. If you’ve never mixed a six before, do it now. Start light and work your way up the beer ladder as the week goes on. Grab some cans: meander from Narragansett’s Summer Ale (in tallboys and 12-ounce 12-packs this year) to Grey Sail’s Hazy Day Belgian Wit to Sixpoint’s sparkling Apollo. Dip into Founders’ All Day IPA, a 4.7% self-proclaimed “session ale” which packs a ton of flavor. Try a Mountain Ale (“a rugged brown ale”) from the Shed. Make the considerable leap to Sierra Nevada’s Hoptimum and Founders’ Double Trouble, venerated seasonal imperial IPAs which just hit the shelves. And then dig deeper into the thousands of artistic, innovative creations. Happy exploring!
Beer By the Bay
A quick save-the-date — Saturday, June 15 from 12-4 pm — for the first East Bay Beer Festival, presented by Brickyard Wine & Spirits of Barrington and the East Bay Home Brew Club. It’s all local: Foolproof, Revival, ’Gansett, Grey Sail, Ravenous, the Bucket, and Newport Storm, on the waterfront near the Blount Clam Shack in Warren. Get tickets at eventbrite.com/ event/6560098431/efbnen. ^
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The alt-rock throwbacks silversun PickuPs are keeping the mid-’90s flame, if not eternal, then at least at a reliable glow. And they have more than a few songs that inspire reckless abandon (“Well Thought Out Twinkles,” “Panic Switch,” “Bloody Mary [Nerve Endings],” “Lazy Eye”). Surge along at Lupo’s, 79 Washington St, Providence. Bad Books open at 7 pm | $27.50 advance, $30 day of show, $35 reserved | 401.331.5876 | lupos.com
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Friday. It’s the first big bash of the season, with all the prerequisite fun: rides, fireworks (on the 10th at 9 pm), an animal farm, a Blues, BBQ, and Beer Tent, a reptile show, fire juggling, stunt bike shows, and lots of music (including John Cafferty & the Beaver Brown Band on the 10th at 9 pm; on the 11th, Coco Montoya at 7 and Marty Balin at 9:15). Head to Misquamicut State Beach on Friday from 5-11 pm, on Saturday from 11 am-11 pm, and today from 11 am-5 pm | $7, free under 4, free parking | misquamicutfestival.org
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to excess: the flamboyance, the riffs, the album covers, and, most vitally, the hooks. (Singer/guitarist Justin Hawkins also did drugs to excess, which led to a rehabmandated hiatus, which is why they’ve released an anything-but-excessive three albums in 10 years.) We have a Pavlovian response every time “I Believe In a Thing Called Love” hits the shuffle: manic air-guitaring, ear-straining attempts to match Hawkins’s stratospheric falsetto. There are other gems in their repertoire (“Nothin’s Gonna Stop Us,” “Love Is Only a Feeling”), but that decade-old hit will get the fists pumping and every cellphone’s record button pushed at Lupo’s, 79 Washington St, Providence.
pretty straightforward: “to explore the time-based art of the moving image by making live action or animated films — or a hybrid of the two.” In May, the students share their visions with you. The FAV Fest will premiere works by 49 seniors at the RISD Auditorium, 1 Market Sq, Providence, today through the 18th at 7 pm and on the 19th at 2 pm. Screenings are $5, $3 with a student ID (the celebration gets started on the 13th at 7 pm with an exhibit of interdisciplinary works at 77 Eddy St, third floor; admission is free) | 401.454.6233 | risd.edu/FAV
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Here’s a clever way to sell more tickets: Trinity Rep, 201 Washington St, Providence, is staging Alan Ayckbourn’s House & Garden: “a pair of interlocking comedies that take place simultaneously, with one cast performing both shows in two different theaters at the same time.” But audiences stay in one theater at a time, so you need to attend both shows to get the Big Picture; there are 20 characters in the midst of planning an annual neighborhood garden party. House previews start tonight; Garden gets going on the 26th; the synchronicity launches on June 4. Hit the website to sort out the complications and see details on package discounts | $28-$68 | 401.351.242 | trinityrep.com
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CatChing up with the RiCe Cakes rOz, caSEy, aND JuSTIN cONTINuE ThEIr EpIc muSIcal quEST _By chr IS cONTI There’s no denying the work ethic of local
trio the Rice Cakes, as Roz Raskin, drummer f Casey Belisle, and bassist Justin Foster enjoy a
breakout stretch while building a fan base via DIY tours from here to Austin. The 2012 WBRU Rock Hunt champs received about 1 trillion spins for the highly addictive “Magma” (with that follow-thebouncing-ball hook of “Da-da, da-da, da-dum, dadum . . .”) from the 2011 EP Monster Man. The trio return with two new songs on a seven-inch platter, “Floor Boards” b/w “Halloweenie” (on vinyl, disc, or download at thericecakes.bigcartel.com). They have a busy spring and summer lined up (including studio time for a new full-length album); you can catch ’em in action next Saturday (free of charge!) at the Hope Street Spring Block Party. It’s hard not to root for my black-and-bluehaired buddy Raskin and the guys just as much as it is difficult to pin down their sound, which ROLLING WITH IT Foster, raskin, and Belisle. incorporates uber-catchy hooks with extended jams (particularly onstage) constructed around jazzy rhythms and Raskin’s stellar vocals; they cite Radiohead ROZ: Building relationships in other towns is the only (look up their cover of “There There”) and the Mars Volta way we have thrived on the road. We have stumbled upon as major influences. The Rice Cakes sound better than ever some of the most properly functioning DIY houses that on “Floor Boards.” And while they’ve been known to play care about touring bands and guarantee a payment so that musical chairs onstage, Belisle holds his own while acwe can get gas and food for the next day. It’s not only DIY companying Raskin on vocals on both of the new tracks. spaces but also the promoters in the cities and towns we Though the music is often energetic and playful, Raskin’s play in that make a profit happen. We have gone back to songwriting is laced with darker themes and imagery, datplaces seven or eight times now because people genuinely ing back to “We Search for Violent Hills,” “The Beating,” give a shit about helping us. and “Like Ass” from the 2009 full-length debut The Friend Ship (which helped land Best Local Act honors in our 2010 Best How did tHe dual-vocal concept on “FlooR boaRds” come Music Poll). Raskin said the band may be working with the about? ROZ: We wanted to try a back and forth between Low Anthem’s Jeff Prystowsky, Ben Knox-Miller, and the both of us playing on melody and echoing lyrical content. Columbus Recording Company crew later this year (TLA inThe melody and bass line are a bit on the haunting side vited them to play the “Newport Homegrown” stage at the and the lyrics are pretty eerie as well (“A taste for blood, I 2013 Newport Folk Festival); I can’t wait to hear the results. think I’ll settle for bile”). But with all the rhythm and melI caught up with Raskin and Belisle earlier this week ody underneath that, it’s hard to really pick the darkness via email. out of it, or at least I hope so. I like to think that the words are a bit hidden by the overall catchiness of the tune.
How was tHe Rock Hunt expeRience oveRall? and did it Help gaRneR exposuRe outside tHe Region as well?
CASEY: It definitely helped with exposure in all sorts of places. On a personal note, having a song played for a full year on a station we grew up listening to is still a feeling that’s hard to describe. One of my older co-workers who didn’t know what band I played in came up to me and sang, “Da dum da da da dum,” then said, ‘I love that song, have you heard it yet on ’BRU?’ and I was like, ‘Whaaaaaaat? ’ ”
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How FaR in advance aRe tHings planned out FoR tHe Rice cakes? ROZ: We map things out far in advance, but then
experiences and chances come upon us like winning the Rock Hunt or being asked to play the Newport Folk Festival. I mean, holy shit, how do you plan for those things? We are extremely fortunate to have these opportunities; they allow us to flourish and aid us in our epic musical quest. ^
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401.941.3070), and Firehouse 13 heats up with malYssa & tHe libeRatoRs celebrating an ep release with special guests vulgaRRitY, tHe evil stReaks, and pixels. the roi (formerly the century Lounge) hosts two killer shows this weekend, with the beckY cHace band stopping by on Friday, followed by 2013 rock hunt champs toRn sHoRts set to shred on SatUrday (the 11th); dial 401.272.2161 for info on both shows. attention rap fiends: Saturday is your day, starting with a headlining performance by tHR33 piece suit at BikeFest ri at the Met School from 10 am-4 pm (free of charge!), then get to the Met later that evening for the return of Wu-tang wordsmith gHostFace killaH; tix are $25 at the door, call 401.729.1005 for ticket availability. after the three-mimosa brunch on Mother’s day SUnday (the 12th), get to Lupo’s early for pvd rapper Zumo kollie opening up for curren$y and Styles p; tix are $30 day of show, call 401.272.5876. and ahead to next thUrSday (the 16th), the parlour has a fantastic freebie featuring tHe ’meRicans, with detRoit Rebellion and daniel cHase.
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morning were one of those 15-foottall inflatable rats that unions install in front of businesses they’re protesting and a limousine sloppily painted to resemble a yellow and black school bus. They were the work of an anonymous gang of Brooklyn art pranksters, formed in 2001, who go by the name Bruce High Quality Foundation. Their motto: “Professional problems. Amateur solutions.” The Bruces, as they’re known, occupy the curious position of both art critics and art world darlings. The rat and the limo are part of their wiseass but sharp critique of the art world and economics — which has been wholly embraced by the art world. “Freedom,” their amusing exhibit in the Cohen Gallery at the Granoff (154 Angell St, Providence, through June 3), arrives in advance of a retrospective titled “Ode to Joy, 2001-2013” that is scheduled to open at the Brooklyn Museum in June. Varying from two to eight or so guys, the Bruces met while studying art at New York’s Cooper Union (which then had free tuition; it’s going to begin charging in fall 2014). In 2005, when a tugboat towed a barge of parkland around Manhattan to posthumously realize a Robert Smithson land art proposal, they chased behind it in a boat carrying a model of one of Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s Gates, which filled Central Park that year. On and off since 2009, they’ve operated the Bruce High Quality Foundation University — or BHQFU — in New York. Topics of their free seminars this spring included
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drawing, surveillance, art criticism, collaboration, and finding inspiration in math and science. Inside Brown’s gallery, the Bruces offer witty, purposefully SMOKIn’ sophomoric pranks. A life-sized BhQF’s SelfPortrait (Virgin). statue of Humphrey Bogart listens via headphones to the audio book of Jonathan Franzen’s Freedom. A backyard sculpture of the Virgin Mary and child stands with cigarettes stuffed in their mouths. Andy Warhol-style screenprints recreate Picasso’s iconic 1907 cubist painting Les Demoiselles d’Avignon with photos of nude dudes. The school bus-limo comes from their Teach 4 Amerika cross-country road trip, which began in 2011. It’s in the ’60s Yippie tradition of lampooning the world, while also seriously mulling how to fix it. “The $200,000 debt model of art education is simply untenable,” they’ve said. At Brown, that reads like an attack on the expense and privilege of the Ivy League school. But headphones along the exterior play recorded quotes on economics and art by John Cage, Martin Luther, and Adam Smith, as well as factoids like Leonard Bernstein supposedly lost three pounds while conducting Mahler and Beethoven symphonies. Perhaps it’s just an absurd cartoon. The face of the inflatable rat is face painted like a clown. It’s funny but also kind of sad. The Bruces seem to be acknowledging — embracing? — how easily their economic critique is laughed off by the powers that be. C.W. Roelle is one of those artists who hit on one
great thing and just keep slowly and steadily plugf ging away. In this Foster artist’s case, it was bending
miles of wire into precise 3D line drawings that float in the air. In his new show at AS220’s Project Space (93 Mathewson St, Providence, through May 25), there’s an old-timey feel to his realist rendering style and his subjects — a sailing ship, disheveled living rooms, a Victorian woman standing on a porch watering a plant, even a guy mowing the lawn. Roelle’s pieces continue to be marvels, the bigger and more elaborate the better. It’s not just the illusionism of his drawing, but the way the depth of his dioramas allows things to shift in space as you move around them, like holograms. In AS220’s Main Gallery (115 Empire St), Hannah Antalek shows splashy pink paintings about girlhood, from her own six-year-old princess birthday party to Girl Scouting to her high school cheerleader sister. Antalek’s exuberant style recalls Kerry James Marshall in her mix of social realism with drips, layering, and other brushwork pyrotechnics. Some choices feel strange — like leaving parts of faces unpainted for a masklike effect — but mostly Antalek’s moves are right on. Also in the Main Gallery, Maria DiFranco offers pencil drawings on wood panels of a donkey running from a tornado and toward a windmill; a bull and lamb between high-tension wires and oil derricks; and a steer and wild dog between houses and a zeppelin. DiFranco’s symbolism is muddy, but her vividly dark realist draftsmanship radiates an ominous mood. ^
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Some people are brittle and dry as tinder, but they don’t have the sense to not play with matches. The two women at the dangerous center of Martin McDonagh’s The Beauty Queen of Leenane could blaze up at any moment, and we know that one or both will by the end. Each is filled with so much pent-up hatred that spontaneous combustion seems a distinct possibility. The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre is staging it through June 2, directed with smart pacing and finesse by Judith Swift. This is the first play of McDonough’s two trilogies set in County Galway where, judging by these stories, the predominant pastimes are violence and dark humor. So the two women in Beauty Queen can be thought of as psychological templates for the playwright’s ensuing examinations. Mag Folan (Wendy Overly) is a sour old woman, a queen in her own right, judging from the way she orders around her daughter from her rocking chair throne. Maureen Folan (Jeanine Kane) is 40 years old and poised for a spinsterhood equally grim. Despite the dark cloud hanging over everyone, there is plenty of leavening humor. Incidental stuff, on the order of every recurring reference to a Father Welsh starting out with his being called Father Walsh. The one-room set is dense with characterizing detail. Above the fireplace is a nearly empty bottle of whiskey; no family photos, but one of JFK. There’s an embroidery oval with the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and a white enamel sink into which Mag pours her night’s pee, despite her daughter’s persistent objections. That last detail demonstrates their twisted dynamic: resentful tolerance punctuated by petty intentional annoyances. Maureen can leave the lumps in or not when she stirs her mother’s porridge; Mag can time her incessant requests for maximum inconvenience. The first 10 minutes or so of the play have Maureen not able to sit down to her True Detective magazine for more than seconds at a time before her mother asks her to turn on the radio, or turn it down, or make her some tea, or whatever.
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Taking place on the hot Louisiana Gulf Coast, Tennessee Williams’s The Rose Tattoo is steamy in more than one way, as human passions boil off repressed emotions. Directed by Ed Shea, 2nd Story Theatre gives us an energetic staging (through May 26) powered by highly charged relationships but also quite humorous ones, as human folly often provides. Hot-blooded Serafina Delle Rose (Rae Mancini) NAUGHTY BITS mancini and Boghigian. brags about having made love with her husband every night of their marriage. she hears termites. But mostly Serafina’s In the second scene, he dies driving his concern is with what’s going on inside her banana truck, smuggling contraband for tormented self. “My heart doesn’t say tickthe mob. A wee bit self-centered, Serafina tick, it says love-love,” she declares. is not upset that he was shot rather than Despite her self-imposed exile from simply killed in a crash. Her loss is the flesh-and-blood romance, Serafina’s atmore important thing. titude does a 180 when a handsome young Three years pass and she is as passiontruck driver, Alvaro (Ara Boghigian), ate mourning him as she was with him. shows up on her porch with, as she puts it, By this time, she’s not leaving the house, the head of a clown on the body of her husnot getting dressed, just scuffing about band. He is smitten. Eventually, to prove in her slip, a fate she wants her daughter his fidelity, he gets a rose tattooed on his to imitate. But 15-year-old Rosa (Valerie chest, like the one she swears blossomed Westgate) has a different way of expresson her left breast, then faded, the night ing the romantic temperament she shares her daughter was conceived. with her mother. There’s a very funny seduction scene, At a dance she meets a young sailor the most entertaining back-and-forth named Jack (Andrew Iacovelli) with whom of the play, as Mancini and Alvaro work she can exercise it. Serafina, knowing she’s deftly to get Serafina what she wants beat unless she keeps Rosa under lock and but won’t admit to. “Is that a piece of key, has Jack kneel before her statue of the poetry that you dropped out of your Virgin Mary and swear that he will “respect pocket?” she asks, referring to a condom. the innocence” of her daughter. He seems (That was a risky inclusion by Williams, callow enough to mean it. (A handsome what with prudish audiences and authoriyoung sailor was an iconic fantasy figure ties back in 1951. The naughty bit of for the gay playwright, so he had fun: Jack stage business got the play shut down says that every time his thoughts turned in Ireland.) carnal, he asks himself whether his mother Fidelity is a big issue here, since everywould approve.) In a funny allusion to Roone in the neighborhood except Serafina meo and Juliet, Jack says it’s so late that the knew for years that her late husband was roosters are crowing, but Rosa responds, carrying on with a bar waitress named Es“They’re fools, they’re fools, it’s early!” telle (Laura Sorensen). Even when Serafina Williams has this all take place in a Siis told about his “putting goat horns on cilian-American community, to maximize me,” she refuses to believe. the emotional volatility and also the tskWilliams received the Tony Award for tsking discouragement of the neighborBest Play in 1951, when such a bawdy subhood biddies. ject and presentation was the exception, If the symbol of a rose, which comes up even on Broadway. It’s not often pera lot, weren’t enough to keep love and pas- formed today, since it no longer packs sion in sight, the goat that belongs to the such a scandalous punch and is overshadlocal witch (Liz Hallenbeck) keeps straying owed by the playwright’s grander works, across her yard. such as The Glass Menagerie and A Streetcar With a Gulfport billboard on our left, Named Desire. the turntable stage takes us from the But 2nd Story Theatre, by expertly minporch outside to the arguments inside, ing heart and humor, shows that The Rose which range from angry, through loving, Tattoo will be relevant for as long as audito comical. When someone looks up and ences are capable of falling in love and says she hears the stars, Serafina says that making fools of themselves. ^
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THE PARLOUR | Providence | North
Main St. Breakdown with the Colonel THE ROOTS | Providence | 7 pm | Strictly Jazz Jam with the Mango Trio THE SALON | Providence | 8:30 pm | Kimi’s Movie Night THE SPOT | Providence | 7 pm | Creation Tuesday hosted by Matt Martin & Friends
See Club Directory for phone numbers and addresses. AS220 | Providence | Fucking Invincible + Tinsel Teeth + Curmudgeon + Holy Night BRITISH BEER COMPANY | Bristol | Open mic night CADY’S TAVERN | Chepachet | Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys DUSK | Providence | Metal Night EAST BAY TAVERN | East Providence | DJ Midnight FÊTE LOUNGE | Providence | 8:30 pm | The Funky Autocrats GILLIGAN’S ISLAND | Westerly | Karaoke with DJ Deelish KNICKERBOCKER CAFE | Westerly | 8 pm | The Superchief Trio LOCAL 121 | Providence | Blade Mon & Roots THE MET | Pawtucket | Voices Under Cover performing the music of Warren Zevon with Marc Douglas Berardo + Louis Leeman + Heather Rose + Kayla Farnham + hosted by John Fuzek NICK-A-NEE’S | Providence | The
Bluegrass Throedown with Tony Watt & Southeast Expressway NOREY’S | Newport | Tricky Britches THE NUTTY SCOTSMAN | Chepachet | Karaoke with Sergio ONE PELHAM EAST | Newport | Steve Demers 133 CLUB | East Providence | Karaoke with Big Bill O’ROURKE’S BAR & GRILL | Warwick | Boudreau & Macy POWERS PUB | Cranston | Mike & Mark of Raised on Radio THE ROCK JUNCTION | West Greenwich | 7:30 pm | Nonpoint THE SPOT | Providence | Great Divide
TIPSY TOBOGGAN FIRESIDE PUB
| Fall River, MA | 7:30 pm | Chris Richards
See Club Directory for phone numbers and addresses. THE BEACH HOUSE | Portsmouth | Karaoke with Johny Angel BILLY GOODE’S | Newport | Open mic BRITISH BEER COMPANY | Bristol | Fil Pacino CITY SIDE | Woonsocket | Them Apples EAST BAY TAVERN | East Providence | DJ Midnight GILLARY’S | Bristol | DJ Scotty P. GILLIGAN’S ISLAND | Westerly | Open mic hosted by Bob Lavalley GREENWICH HOTEL | East Greenwich | Hotel Songwriter Sessions GREENWOOD INN | Warwick | 8 pm | Second Avenue IRON WORKS TAVERN | Warwick | 8 pm | Betsy Listenfelt
JR’S BOURBON STREET ROCK HOUSE | Cranston | Midnight Mob
8 pm | Open mic
LOCAL 121 | Providence | I Hear Dead People with Way & Pete
THE LOCALS | North Providence | 7
pm | Gin Mill Jane Duo + Earl Faria
LUXURY BOX SPORTS BAR & GRILL | Seekonk, MA | Chris from What Matters?
THE MALTED BARLEY | Westerly |
facebook.com/1150Oak ELEVEN FORTY NINE | 401.884.1149 | 1149 Division St, Warwick + 1149 BAR & GRILL | 508.336.1149 | 965 Fall River Ave, Seekonk, MA | eleven fortynine restaurant.com FÊTE | 401.383.1112 | 103 Dike St, Providence | fetemusic.com FIREHOUSE 13 | 401.270.1801 | 41 Central St, Providence | fh13.com GAME 7 SPORTS BAR & GRILL | 508.643.2700 | 60 Man Mar Dr, Plainville, MA | game7sportsbar andgrill.com GEORGE’S OF GALILEE | 401.783.2306 | 250 Sand Hill Cove Rd, Narragansett | georgesofgalilee.com GILLARY’S | 401.253.2012 | 198 Thames St, Bristol | gillarys.com GILLIGAN’S ISLAND | 401.315.5556 | 105 White Rock Rd, Westerly GREENWICH HOTEL | 401.884.4200 | 162 Main St, East Greenwich | myspace.com/greenwichhotel HALF WAY TREE | 401.419.6358 | 44 Hospital St, Providence | facebook.com/halfwaytreeri INDIGO PIZZA | 401.615.9600 | 599 Tiogue Ave, Coventry IRON WORKS TAVERN | 401.739.5111 | 697 Jefferson Blvd, Warwick | theironworkstavern.com JAVA MADNESS | 401.788.0088 | 134 Salt Pond Rd, Wakefield | javamadness.com JR’S BOURBON STREET ROCK HOUSE | 401.463.3080 | 1500 Oaklawn Ave, Cranston | mardigrasmulti club.com THE KNICKERBOCKER | 401.315.5070 | 35 Railroad Ave, Westerly | theknickerbockercafe.com LADDER 133 | 401.272.RIBS | 133 Douglas Ave, Providence | ladder133.com LIGHTHOUSE BAR AT TWIN RIVER | 877.82.RIVER | 100 Twin River Rd, Lincoln | twinriver.com LOCAL 121 | 401.274.2121 | 121 Washington St, Providence | local121.com THE LOCALS | 401.231.2231 | 11 Waterman Ave, North Providence LUPO’S HEARTBREAK HOTEL | 401.331.5876 | 79 Washington St, Providence | lupos.com MACHINES WITH MAGNETS | 401.261.4938 | 400 Main St, Pawtucket | machineswithmagnets. com THE MALTED BARLEY | 401.315.2184 |
42 High St, Westerly | themalted barleyri.com MARINER GRILL | 401.284.3282 | 142 Point Judith Rd, Narragansett | marinergrille.com McNEIL’S TAVERN | 401.725.4444 | 888 Charles St, North Providence THE MEDIATOR | 401.461.3683 | 50 Rounds Ave, Providence MERRILL LOUNGE | 401.434.9742 | 535 North Broadway, East Providence THE MET | 401.729.1005 | 1005 Main St, Pawtucket | themetri.com MOZZARELLA’S | 401.305.3112 | 1021 Mineral Spring Ave, North Providence | mozzarellas grill.com MULHEARN’S | 401.48.9292 | 507 North Broadway, East Providence MURPHY’S LAW | 401.724.5522 | 2 George St, Pawtucket | murphys lawri.com NARRAGANSETT CAFE | 401.423.2150 | 25 Narragansett Ave, Jamestown | narragansettcafe.com/ NEWPORT BLUES CAFE | 401.841.5510 | 286 Thames St | newportblues.com NEWPORT GRAND | 401.849.5000 | 150 Admiral Kalbfus Rd, Newport | newportgrand.com NEWS CAFE | 401.728.6475 | 43 Broad St, Pawtucket NICK-A-NEE’S | 401.861.7290 | 75 South St, Providence NOREY’S | 401.847.4971 | 156 Broadway, Newport | noreys.com THE NUTTY SCOTSMAN | 401.710.7778 | 812 Putnam Pike, Glocester | facebook.com/TheNuttyScotsman OAK HILL TAVERN | 401.294.3282 | 565 Tower Hill Rd, North Kingstown | oakhilltavern.com OCEAN MIST | 401.782.3740 | 895 Matunuck Beach Rd, Matunuck | oceanmist.net OLIVES | 401.751.1200 | 108 North Main St, Providence | olivesrocks.com 133 CLUB | 401.438.1330 | 29 Warren Ave, East Providence ONE PELHAM EAST | 401.847.9460 | 270 Thames St, Newport | thepelham.com O’ROURKE’S BAR & GRILL | 401.228.7444 | 23 Peck Ln, Warwick | orourkesbarandgrill.com THE PARLOUR | 401.383.5858 | 1119 North Main St, Providence | facebook.com/ParlourRI PATRICK’S PUB | 401.751.1553 | 381 Smith St, Providence | patrickspubri.com
…and great food too!
MEDIATOR STAGE | Providence |
7 pm | Open mic hosted by Don Tassone MURPHY’S LAW | Pawtucket | 7:30 pm | The McMurphys NARRAGANSETT CAFE | Jamestown | 8 pm | Ken Vario Jazz Quartet NEWPORT BLUES CAFE | Newport | Felix Brown THE NUTTY SCOTSMAN | Chepachet | Country-oke with Timay OCEAN MIST | Wakefield | The Natural Mistics ONE PELHAM EAST | Newport | Keith Manville 133 CLUB | East Providence | 8:30 pm | Mac Odom Band THE PARLOUR | Providence | The ‘Mericans + Detroit Rebellion + Daniel Chase POWERS PUB | Cranston | Chicago Robbery THE ROCK JUNCTION | West Greenwich | 7:30 pm | 3 Years Hollow + Another Lost Year THE ROI | Providence | Kris Hansen + Jon Tierney THE SALON | Providence | Upstairs | DJ The Count | Downstairs | Soundscape 005 TIPSY TOBOGGAN FIRESIDE PUB | Fall River, MA | 7:30 pm | Joe Macey
895 Matunuck Beach Rd • Matunuck,RI (401) 782-3740 • www.oceanmist.net facebook/oceanmist • twitter/oceanmist
OPEN FOR BREAKFAST EVERYDAY! MON. – FRi. 10 AM OPEN 9AM ON SAT. & SuN. OPEN 9 AM ON MON. hOliDAYS.
TREAT MOM ON MOThER’S DAY!
Every Tuesday: REGGAE! Tuesday Madness!
Tues. 5/14: DJ Blademon TUES. 5/21: DJ PETER DANTE Every Sat. 3:30 to 6:30
Rock’n’Roll on the beach!
THE OCEAN MISTICS
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CLUB DIRECTORY THE APARTMENT | 401.228.7222 | 373 Richmond St, Providence | theapartmentri.com THE ARENA BAR & GRILL | 401.369.7100 | 641 Atwood Ave, Cranston | the arenari.com AS220 | 401.831.9327 | 115 Empire St, Providence THE BEACH HOUSE | 401.682.2974 | 506 Park Ave, Portsmouth | beachhouseri.com BIKI’S BAR | 401.921.3377 | 2077 West Shore Rd, Warwick BILLY GOODE’S | 401.848.5013 | 23 Marlborough St, Newport BOVI’S | 401.434.9670 | 278 Taunton Ave, East Providence BRITISH BEER COMPANY | 401.253.6700 | 29 State St, Bristol | britishbeer. com/local/bristol BROOKLYN COFFEE & TEA HOUSE | 401.575.2284 | 209 Douglas Ave, Providence | brooklyncoffeetea house.com CADY’S TAVERN | 401.568.4102 | 2168 Putnam Pike, Chepachet | cadystavern.com CAROUSEL GRILLE | 401.921.3430 | 859 Oakland Beach Ave, Warwick | thecarouselgrille.com CHAN’S | 401.765.1900 | 267 Main St, Woonsocket | chanseggrollsand jazz.com CHIEFTAIN PUB | 508.643.9031 | 23 Washington St [Rt 1], Plainville, MA | chieftainpub.com CITY SIDE | 401.235.9026 | 74 South Main St, Woonsocket | citysideri.com CLUB ROXX | 401.884.4450 | 6125 Post Rd, North Kingstown | kbowl.com CORINNE’S | 401.542.0038 | 1593 Newport Ave, Pawtucket | corinnesbanquets.com CUBAN REVOLUTION | 401.932.0649 | 60 Valley St, Olneyville | thecubanrevolution.com DAN’S PLACE | 401.392.3092 | 880 Victory Hwy, West Greenwich | danspizzaplace.com DEVILLE’S CAFE | 401.383.8883 | 345 South Water St, Providence | devillescafe.com DUSK | 401.714.0444 | 301 Harris Ave, Providence | dusksprovidence.com EAST PROVIDENCE YACHT CLUB | 401.434.0161 | 9 Pier Rd, East Providence 1150 OAK BAR & GRILL | 401.654.4466 1150 Oaklawn Ave, Cranston |
Wifi • keno • awesome View
KNICKERBOCKER CAFE | Westerly |
PEARL LOUNGE | 401.331.3000 | 393 Charles St, Providence | pearl restaurant ri.com PERKS & CORKS | 401.596.1260 | 48 High St, Westerly | perksand corks.com PERRY’S BAR & GRILLE | 401.284.1544 | 104 Point Judith Rd, Narragansett | perrysbarandgrille.com POWERS PUB | 401.714.0655 | 27 Aborn St, Cranston | powerspub. com RALPH’S DINER | 508.753.9543 | 148 Grove St, Worcester, MA | myspace.com/ralphsdiner RHODE ISLAND BILLIARD BAR & BISTRO | 401.232.1331 | 2026 Smith St, North Providence | RIBBB.com RI RA | 401.272.1953 | 50 Exchange Terrace, Providence | rira.com THE ROCK JUNCTION | 401.385.3036 | 731 Centre of New England Blvd, West Greenwich | therock junctionri.com THE ROI | 401.272.2161 | 150 Chestnut St, Providence | theroiprov.com THE ROOTS | 276 Westminster St, Providence | 401.272.7422 | rootscafeprovidence.com THE SALON | 401.865.6330 | 57 Eddy St, Providence | thesalonpvd.com SIDEBAR BISTRO | 401.421.7200 | 127 Dorrance St, Providence | sidebar-bistro.com THE SKYLINE LOUNGE AT LANG’S BOWLARAMA | 401.944.0500 | 225 Niantic Ave, Cranston | langs bowlarama.com THE SPOT | 401.383.7133 | 101 Richmond St, Providence | thespotprovidence.com STELLA BLUES | 401.289.0349 | 50 Miller St, Warren | stellabluesri. com 39 WEST | 401.944.7770 | 39 Phenix Ave, Cranston | 39westri.com TINKER’S NEST | 401.245.8875 | 322 Metacom Ave, Warren VANILLA BEAN CAFE | 860.928.1562 | Rts 44, 169 and 97, Pomfret, CT | thevanillabeancafe.com VANITY | 401.649.4667 | 566 South Main St, Providence | vanityri. com VINTAGE RESTAURANT | 401.765.1234 | 2 South Main St, Woonsocket | vintageri.com WHISKEY REPUBLIC | 401.588.5158 | 515 South Water St, Providence | TheWhiskeyRepublic.com
with Special Guest Stars Every Week!
Sat. 5/11: Evening
THE INDOBOX BUJACK
THE OCEAN MIST 25TH ANNIVERSARY WEEKEND!! FRI. 5/17:
BADFISH / THE NATURAL MISTICS
Advance tickets for Badfish can be purchased at The Badfish website www.badfish.com
Don’t miss out!
SAT. 5/18 (DAY):
OCEAN MISTICS (EVE):
FOXTROT ZULU SUN. 5/19: 3:30 - 6:30:
FELIX BROWN BAND Rolling In...
5/23: The Natural Mistics, Raggae, 5/24: Far Off Place, 5/25: Steve Smith and the Nakeds, 5/26 (day): The Senders, 5/26: John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band, 5/31: The Jason Colonies Band Reunion Show, 6/7: Girls, Guns & Glory, 6/21: The Mallet Bros. Band
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The Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies at Brown University is seeking alcohol drinkers to participate in a study looking at the effects of alcohol cravings on behavior.
Earn up to $150 for completing the study. WHO IS ELIGIBLE: * Adults ages 18-65 *Alcohol drinkers WHAT IS INVOLVED * Complete three sessions in 3 weeks * Each Session lasts about 1 hour If interested contact Rebecca (401) 863-6614 E-mail: ProjectAce@brown.edu
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COMEDY THURSDAY 9
FUNNY FOR HIRE COMEDY SHOWCASE | 7:30 pm | Catch A Rising Star
at Twin River, 100 Twin River Rd, Lincoln | $15 | 877.82RIVER | twinriver.com IMPROV JONES | Thurs + Sat 10 pm | 95 Empire Black Box, 95 Empire St, Providence | $5 | improvjones.com DONNELL RAWLINGS | ThursSat Thurs-Sat 8 pm | Comix at Foxwoods, 350 Trolley Line Blvd, Mashantucket, CT | $20-$40 advance | 860.312.6649 | foxwoods.com
KEVIN MCDONALD FROM KIDS IN THE HALL & FRIENDS | Fri 8 pm;
Star at Twin River, Lincoln | $22
Saturday 5/11: Vintage Soul 7-11pm OPEN DAILY 11:30am-1am | SUNDAY BRUNCH 10am-2pm 1 Beach Street Narragansett, RI • 401-792-3999 www.oceansideatthepier.com
THE BIT PLAYERS | See listing for
present “Melodies Eternally New,” featuring vocal and instrumental performances by alumni, faculty, and music honor students | 7:30 pm | Fine Arts Center Concert Hall at University of Rhode Island, 105 Upper College Rd, Kingston | $10, $5 students | 401.874.2431 | uri.edu/ music
COMEDY SHOWCASE | 8 pm | Come-
COMIC HYPNOTIST FRANK SANTOS JR. | 10:15 pm | Catch A Rising
Thursday 5/9: Brian Twohey 7-11pm Friday 5/10: Hanna and Conner 7-11pm
IMPROV JONES | See listing for Thurs
Sat 9 pm | Comedy Connection, 39 Warren Ave, East Providence | $24 | 401.438.8383 | ricomedyconnection. com HARDCORE COMEDY SHOW | 10:30 pm | Comedy Connection, East Providence | $15 YAMANEIKA SAUNDERS | Fri-Sat 8 pm | Catch A Rising Star at Twin River, Lincoln | $22
FORMERLY AMALFI OCEANSIDE NEW NAME SAME SPECTACULAR VIEW
providence.thephoenix.coM | the providence phoenix | May 10, 2013 21
SHAUN JONES + JOHN BURTON | Fri 8 pm; Sat 8 pm + 10:15 pm | Comedy Zone at Showcase Warwick, 1200 Quaker Ln | $10 | 401.885.1621 | showcasecinemas.com GIRLS’ NIGHT OUT COMEDY with Kerri Louise + Mary Ellen Rinaldo + host Carolyn Plummer | 8 pm | Stadium Theatre, 28 Monument Sq, Woonsocket | $16 + $21 | 401.762.4545 | stadiumtheatre.com THE BIT PLAYERS | Fri-Sat 8 pm | Firehouse Theater, 4 Equality Park Pl, Newport | $15 | 401.849.3473 | firehousetheater.org BRING YOUR OWN IMPROV | May 10 10 pm at Theatre 82, 82 Rolfe St, Cranston + May 12 6 pm at the Warwick Museum of Art, 3259 Post Rd | $5 | bringyourownimprov.com CEDRIC THE ENTERTAINER | 9 pm | MGM Grand at Foxwoods, 39 Norwich Westerly Rd, Ledyard, CT | $35-$65 | 866.646.0050 | mgmat foxwoods.com FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE with improvised song + dance + skits + more | 8 pm | Everett, 9 Duncan Ave, Providence | $5 | 401.831.9479 | everettri.org PROVIDECE IMPROV GUILD with Smart Roger [Keith Munslow and Eric Fulford], Short Stack, Aeropuerto, and Alana Sousa | 8 pm | Providence Improv Guild, 393 Broad St, Providence | $5 | facebook.com/ improvpig DONNELL RAWLINGS | See listing for Thurs
dy Connection, East Providence | $10 JOSH RABINOWITZ | 8 pm | Comix at Foxwoods, Mashantucket, CT | $15-$25 advance BRING YOUR OWN IMPROV | See listing for Fri
THE COMEDY FACTORY with John
Perrotta, Mike Casey, and friends | 8 pm | Legion Pub, 661 Park Ave, Cranston | Free | 401.461.7896 | comedyfactoryri.com
NEW ENGLAND’S ALL-STAR COMIX with James Goff, Derek Furtado, and Marty Caproni | 8 pm | Comix at Foxwoods, Mashantucket, CT | $10$20 advance
SOMMORE | 8 pm | Comedy Connec-
tion, East Providence | $25 LOL THURSDAY hosted by Frank O’Donnell | 7:30 pm | Catch A Rising Star at Twin River, Lincoln | $10 JOE MATARESE | 8 pm | Comix at Foxwoods, 350 Trolley Line Blvd, Mashantucket, CT | $20-$40 advance IMPROV JONES | See listing for Thurs
CONCERTS POPULAR THURSDAY 9
COCO MONTOYA | 8 pm | Narrows Center For the Arts, 16 Anawan St, Fall River, MA | $25 advance, $28 day of show | 508.324.1926 | narrows center.org BELA FLECK AND MARCUS ROBERTS TRIO | 7:30 pm | Garde Arts
Center, 325 State St, New London, CT | $44 + $54 | 860.444.7373 | gardearts.org
BIG SANDY & HIS FLY-RITE BOYS | + Girls, Guns & Glory | 8 pm | Narrows Center For the Arts, Fall River, MA | $20 advance, $23 day of show
FLYNN COHEN & THE DEADSTRING ENSEMBLE | 8 pm | Blackstone River
Theatre, 549 Broad St, Cumberland | $12 | 401.725.9272 | riverfolk.org
THE BOHEMIAN QUARTET | 8 pm |
Blackstone River Theatre, Cumberland | $15 ELIZA GILKYSON | 8 pm | Common Fence Point Community Hall, 933 Anthony Road, Portsmouth | $25 advance, $28 door | 401.683.5085 | commonfencemusic.org
JOANNE LURGIO + MARY ANN ROSSONI | 8 pm | Church Street
SHAUN JONES + JOHN BURTON |
Coffeehouse, 25 Church St, Warren | $12 | 401.245.8474 | churchstreet coffeehouse.com RONNIE EARL | 8 pm | Narrows Center For the Arts, Fall River, MA | $25 advance, $28 day of show ENDANGERED SPEECHES | 9 pm | Newport Grand Event Center, 150 Admiral Kalbfus Rd | Free | 401.849.5000 | newportgrand.com
YAMANEIKA SAUNDERS | See list-
NASTY SHOW WITH DONNELL RAWLINGS | 10:30 pm | Comix at
pm | 95 Empire Black Box, 95 Empire St, Providence
KEVIN MCDONALD FROM KIDS IN THE HALL & FRIENDS | See listing for Fri
See listing for Fri ing for Fri
Foxwoods, Mashantucket, CT | $20$40 advance
COOL WORLD + JERRY PAPER | 9
TINSLEY ELLIS | 8 pm | Narrows
Center For the Arts, Fall River, MA | $25 advance, $28 day of show
THE URI DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC,
THE RHODE ISLAND CIVIC CHORALE & ORCHESTRA performs
Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1 in C Major and Mass In C Major, with soloists Patrice Tiedemann [soprano], Hillary Nicholson [mezzo-soprano], Martin Kelly [tenor], and René de la Garza [baritone] | 8 pm | At the Cathedral of Saints Peter & Paul, 30 Fenner St, Providence | $25, $20 seniors, $7 students | 401.521.5670 | ricco.org
JACKIE EVANCHO WITH THE RHODE ISLAND PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA perform “Songs From the Silver Screen” | 7:30 pm | Providence Performing Arts Center, 220 Weybosset St | $40-$125 | 401.421.ARTS | ppacri. org
RHODE ISLAND TATTOO EXPO with celebrity tattoo artists + live tattooing and piercing + a fine art gallery + music and entertainment + custom and vintage choppers and hot rods + tattoo cinema + contests and awards + a fashion show + the Ms. Rhode Island Tattoo Pageant + a kids’ area + vendors + more | May 10 5-11 pm, May 11 12-11 pm, May 12 12-6 pm | Rhode Island Convention Center, 1 Sabin St, Providence | Single day $17.50 advance, $25 door; three-day, $36 advance, $50 door | rhodeisland tattooexpo.com
2013 MISQUAMICUT SPRING FEST
Schimpf performing Beethoven’s Egmont Overture, Piano Concerto No. 4 in G, and Symphony No. 3, Eroica | 8 pm | Zeiterion Theatre, 684 Purchase St, New Bedford, MA | $20-$55 | 508.994.2900 | zeiterion. org
with rides + fireworks [May 10 9 pm] + food + stage shows + music, including John Cafferty & the Beaver Brown Band [May 10 9 pm] + Coco Montoya [May 11 7 pm] + Marty Balin [May 11 9:15 pm] | May 10 511 pm, May 11 11 am-11 pm, May 12 11 am-5 pm | See website for complete details | Misquamicut State Beach, 257 Atlantic Ave, Westerly | $7, under 4 free | 401.596.9097 | misquamicufestival.org
NEW BEDFORD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA with pianist Alexander
MUSICA DOLCE performing
works by Mozart, Schumann, and Beethoven | 2 pm | The Towers, 35 Ocean Rd, Narragansett | $20 | 401.782.2597 | thetowersri.com
THE URI ALUMNI WIND ENSEMBLE performing works by
Barber, Respighi, Copland, Ticheli, and Woolfenden | 3 pm | Fine Arts Center Concert Hall at University of Rhode Island, 105 Upper College Rd, Kingston | Free | 401.874.2431 | uri. edu/music
DANCE PERFORMANCE FRIDAY 10-SUNDAY 12
FESTIVAL BALLET PROVIDENCE PRESENTS SLEEPING BEAUTY |
Fri 8 pm; Sat-Sun 2 pm | The Vets, 1 Avenue of the Arts, Providence | $20-$65 | 401.421.ARTS | festival ballet.com
ISLAND MOVING CO. presents
“Dances, Drinks & Dinner,” with the premiere of three new works by Spencer Hering, Miki Ohlsen, and Shane Farrell, plus works by Mark Harootian, Glen Lewis, and Danielle Genest, preceded by a cocktail reception at 6:30 pm and an optional prie fixe dinner after the performance | $25 performance only, $50 performance and cocktails, $100 all-inclusive | 7:30 pm | Casino Theater, 9 Freebody St, Newport | 401.847.4470 | island movingco.org
PARTICIPATORY FRIDAY 10
REHOBOTH CONTRA DANCE with
caller Lisa Greenleaf and music by Anadama | 8 pm | Goff Memorial Hall, 124 Bay State Rd, Rehoboth, MA | 508.252.5718 | contradancelinks. com/rehoboth.html
COMMUNITY DANCE with music by the Sunday Night Jammers | 7 pm | Goff Memorial Hall, 124 Bay State Rd, Rehoboth, MA | 508.669.5656 | contradancelinks.com/jammers. html
CLASSICAL THURSDAY 9
Providence Athenaeum, 251 Benefit St | 401.421.6970 | providence athenaeum.org
EVENTS THURSDAY 9
MICRO-MEMOIR! | Write and read aloud short (200-word) memoirs based on an object/concept to be presented by workshop facilitator Karen Donovan | 5 pm |
12TH ANNUAL EAST FARM SPRING FESTIVAL with “green” exhibitors, + workshops + entertainment + food + plants grown by URI’s master gardeners + more | 9 am-2 pm | URI East Farm, 1 East Farm Rd, Kingston | Free | 401.874.4453 | uri.edu/ cels/ceoc
6TH ANNUAL OUR HEROES ANNUAL SURVIVOR FASHION SHOW
| “Come celebrate the unique spirit and beauty of people living with breast cancer, as they stroll down the catwalk modeling gorgeous clothing from some of Rhode Island’s premiere boutiques and clothiers” | 5 pm | Rhodes-On-thePawtuxet, 60 Rhodes Pl, Cranston | $45, includes dinner | 401.861.4376 | gloriagemma.org
“BOOKS AND THE BOTTOMLESS BOWL: AN EVENING WITH LOCAL AUTHORS,” | featuring Steven R.Porter, Dee Eaton, Ray Wolf, Erin T. Whalen, Cris Pfeil, Carol Desforges, Jo-Anne DeGiacomoPetrie, and more | 6 pm | South Foster Fire Station, Mt Hygeia Rd, Foster | $10 [includes all-you-caneat soup, bread, and dessert] | fosteringarts.org
SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND DISCOVERY TOURS | Fourteen regional
events highlighting the region’s heritage, culture, and recreational attractions: “Providence — A Capitol Place!”; “Providence’s Independent Trail”; “A Blackstone Valley Sampler — Treasured Highlights”; “Kayaks On the Blackstone”; “Rediscover Rhode Island’s North Country”; “The Family Guy”; “A Revolutionary History Hunt”; “Metro West — Culture In Bloom”; “Bold Knights, Big Cats — Arts & Americana”; “Voices Echoing Throughout the Blackstone Valley”; “Worcester and Its Vibrant Canal District”; “A Westerly Welcome — A Mystic Salute”; “Curiosities In the ‘Quiet Corner’ — A Search for the Paranormal”; “Behind the Scenes Leisurely Bicycle Tour — Villages to Wetlands Wilderness” | See the website for complete details and reservations | Twin River Casino, Lincoln | $49, includes lunch | 401.724.2200 | toursne.com
STORYTELLING WITH MARC KOHLER | 11 am | Crescent Park
Carousel, Bullock’s Point Ave, Riverside | Free | 401.433.2828 | eastprovidence ri.net/content/668 /830/834/ RHODE ISLAND TATTOO EXPO | See listing for Fri 2013 MISQUAMICUT SPRING FEST | See listing for Fri
RHODE ISLAND TATTOO EXPO | See
and historic sites | Theme-dedicated bus tours leave at 5:20, 5:40, 6, 6:20, 6:40, and 7 pm; tours stop at approximately four galleries each and run about two hours | This month’s celebrity guides: Karen Baxter, managing dircetor of Africana studies at Brown University; filmmaker Michele Le Brun; and Rebecca Leuchak, director of the art and art history program at Roger Williams University | 5-9 pm | Gallery Night Providence, 1 Regency Plaza, Providence | 401.490.2042 | gallerynight.info
FILM MONDAY 13
“AMERICA’S MUSIC” | A six-week
program featuring contemporary film screenings and scholar-led discussions of 20th-century American popular music | This week, a screening of The Blues and Gospel Music | 6 pm | Providence Public Library, 150 Empire St | Free | 401.455.8000 | provlib.org/americas-music-filmconcert-series
TUESDAY 14-SUNDAY 19 THE RISD FILM/ANIMATION/ VIDEO FESTIVAL will present the
work of 49 seniors | Program A, May 14 + May 17 @ 7 pm; Program B, May 15 + May 18 @ 7 pm | Program C, May 16 7 pm + May 19 2 pm | RISD Auditorium, 17 Canal Walkway, Providence | $5, $3 students | 401.454.6233 | risd. edu/Academics/ FAV
READINGS THURSDAY 9
ANN HOOD AND ADAM BRAVER, authors of The Obituary Writer and Misfit, respectively, will discuss writing historical fiction, publishing in the new reality of e-books, and life in general | 7 pm | Providence Public Library, 150 Empire St | Free | 401.455.8000 | provlib.org THERON HUMPHREY will read from, discuss, and sign his book, Maddie On Things, about a coonhound who loves to stand on things | 7 pm | Books On the Square, 471 Angell St, Providence | Free | 401.331.9097 | booksq.com
DAVID BLISTEIN will discuss and sign his book, David’s Inferno, about his harrowing two-year nervous breakdown and surviving its crippling depression | 7 pm | Books On the Square, 471 Angell St, Providence | Free | 401.331.9097 | booksq. com
ARCHIPELAGO POETRY PROJECT, a program of poems, stories, and more with Jared Paul, Franny Choi, and Laura Lamb Brown-Lavoie | 7:30 pm | Lily Pads, 27 North Rd, Peace Dale | $10 | musicatlilypads.org
A CELEBRATION OF THE RELEASE OF JOURNEYS, a collection of art and writing by students of E-Cubed Academy | 1 pm | Books On the Square, 471 Angell St, Providence | 401.331.9097 | booksq.com
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AMY MCNAMARA will read from,
discuss, and sign her novel, Lovely, Dark and Deep | 7 pm | Books On the Square, 471 Angell St, Providence | Free | 401.331.9097 | booksq.com PROVIDENCE POETRY SLAM | 8 pm | AS220, 115 Empire St, Providence | $4 | 401.831.9327 | as220.org
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“ ‘A TOLERABLY DULL PLACE OF
SOJOURNMENT’: NEWPORT IN THE 1840S,” | A talk about New-
port’s transition from trade to tourism by Matthew Keagle, the adjunct curator at the Newport Historical Society | 5:30 pm | Colony House, Washington Sq, Newport | $5 | 401.841.8770 | newporthistorical.org
“THE SLAVE: FREEDOM ON MY MIND/KNOWLEDGE/ MEMORY AND THE ARTS OF THE ENSLAVED” | Scholars from
different parts of the world will come together to discuss how the enslaved created different communities and how scholars understand them today. Anthony Bogues, professor of Africana studies and director of the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice, will deliver the opening remarks on May 10 at 9 am | Go the website for the full schedule for May 10 + 11: brown. edu/initiatives/slavery-and-justice/ symposium-slave-freedom-mymind-knowledge-memory-and-artsenslaved
“SIR MAX BEERBOHM, MUSE,”
a talk by collector, bibiographer, typographer, special collections curator, and practicing dandy Mark Samuels Lasner | Part four of the “Artist/Rebel/Dancy: Men of Fashion” lecture series, presented in conjunction with the RISD exhibit | 5 pm | Providence Athenaeum, 251 Benefit St | Free | 401.421.6970 | providenceathenaeum.org
EDWARD ACHORN, the editorial
page editor of The Providence Journal, will give a slide show of his latest work, The Summer of Beer and Whiskey: How Brewers, Barkeeps, Rowdies, Immigrants, and a Wild Pennant Fight Made Baseball America’s Game | 7 pm | Weaver Library, 41 Grove St, East Providence | Free | 401.435.1986 | eplib.org
“WHERE 195 USED TO BE: A COMMUNITY EXPLORATION,” a forum with Umberto Crenca, co-founder and artistic director of AS220; Marshall Feldman, director of research and academic affairs at the URI Center for Urban Studies and Research; Colin Kane, chairman of the Route 195 Redevelopment Commission; Michael McCormick, assistant vice president for planning, design, and construction at Brown University; Bonnie Nickerson, director of long-range planning for the City of Providence; and Michael Van Leesten, president of the Van Leesten Group; moderated by Marc Levitt | A pre-forum talk, “Entrepreneurial Universities and Urban Economic Development: Hype or Hope?,” will be presented by Marc Levine, professor of history, economic development, and urban studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee | 7 pm | URI Providence Campus, 80 Washington St, Providence | Free | 401.277.5302 | events.uri.edu/event/where_ 195_used_to_be_a_community_ exploration
“A PHOTOGRAPHER’S JOURNEY OF FINDING A VOICE” | A talk by
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ART GALLERIES AS220 | 401.831.9327 | 115 Empire St,
Providence | as220.org | Wed-Fri 1-6 pm; Sat 12-5 pm + by appointment | Through May 25: new work by Maria DiFranco, Hannah Antalek, Shawn Patrick Duff, and D-Rex AS220 PROJECT SPACE | 401.831.9327 | 93 Mathewson St, Providence | as220. org | Wed-Fri 1-6 pm; Sat 12-5 pm + by appointment | Through May 25: “Down,” new work by C.W. Roelle | “Narrative & Nest,” new work by Danielle Vogel
BANKRI GALLERY | 401.456.5015 x 1330 | 1 Turks Head Pl, Providence | bankri.com | Mon-Wed 8:30 am-3 pm; Thurs-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm | Through June 5: “Collected Fragments,” collages by John deMelim — 137 Pitman St, Providence | Mon-Fri 9 am-7 pm; Sat 9 am-3 pm; Sun 12-4 pm | Through June 5: “Journey,” paintings by Manette Jungels
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12-8 pm | Through May 18: “Annual Student Exhibitions” BILL KRUL GALLERY | 401.782.1715 | 142 Boon St, Narragansett | billkrul gallery.com | Daily 10 am-8 pm | Through May 31: “Art On the Edge,” paintings by Art Stenberg and Joan Edge CADE TOMPKINS PROJECTS | 401.751.4888 | 198 Hope St, Providence | cadetompkins.com | Sat 10 am-6 pm + by appointment | May 10-July 26: “John Udvardy: Iron and Wood 2012-2013” CHABOT FINE ART GALLERY | 401.432.7783 | 379 Atwells Ave, Providence | chabotgallery.com | Wed + Thurs 12-6 pm; Fri + Sat 128 pm | Through May 11: “Beauty & Diversification of Nature,” works by Jim Grabowski and Robin Wessman COHEN GALLERY | 401.863.9720 |
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pm; Sat-Sun 1-4 pm | Through June 3: “Freedom,” two- and threedimensional and mixed media works by the Bruce High Quality Foundation CRAFTLAND | 401.272.4285 | 235 Westminster St, Providence | craftland shop.com | Mon-Sat 11 am-6 pm; Sun 11 am-5 pm | Through May 11: new works by Joseph Aaron Segal | May 16-June 15: “Peaked,” explorations in paper forms by Matthew Shlian, Doris Häusler, Esther Ramirez, and Rebecca Siemering DAVID WINTON BELL GALLERY | 401 863.2932 | List Art Center, Brown University, 64 College St, Providence |
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DORRANCE H. HAMILTON GALLERY AT SALVE REGINA UNIVERSITY | 401.341.2981 | Antone Academic Center, Lawrence + Leroy Aves, Newport | salve.edu/academics/ departments/art/gallery | Tues +
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Emilie Rose Clauson, Alicia Purden, Sarah Dupont, Alexandra Rocci, Tanya Hovnanian, and Angela Schneider GALLERY Z | 401.454.8844 | 259 Atwells Ave, Providence | galleryzprov. com | Wed-Sat 12-8 pm + by appointment | Through June 1: works by Sharon Cutts, Valorie Sheehan, and Sue Butler HERA GALLERY | 401.789.1488 | 10 High St, Wakefield | heragallery.org | Wed-Fri 1-5 pm; Sat 10 am-4 pm | May 11-June 8: “In Cuba with Witness For Peace,” photographs by Iris Donnelly, Michael Hyatt, and Eliud Martinez IMAGO GALLERY | 401.245.0173 | 36 Market St, Warren | imago foundation4art.org | Thurs 4-8 pm, Fri + Sat 12-8 pm | Through May 25: works by Lenny Rumpler, John Boland, and David Gonville, plus IFA member artists Eileen Collins, Mary Dondero, Rose EssonDawson, Lisa Legato, Pascale Lord, Eileen Mayhew, and Linda Megathlin JAMESTOWN ARTS CENTER | 401.560.0979 | 18 Valley St | jamestownartcenter.org | Wed-Sat 10 am-2 pm | Through June 7: “The Ceramic Spectrum: A Survey of Contemporary Ceramics” with works by Chris Archer, Charlie Barmonde, Hayne Bayless, Kate Blacklock, Holly Curcio, Rose Esson Dawson, Tyler Gulden, Chris Gustin, Elizabeth Kendall, Jay Lacouture, Jim Lawton, Chloe Marr-Fuller, Maureen Mills, Hilal Minda, Steve Murphy, Allison Newsome, Matt Nolen, Seth Rainville, and Zach Shaw KRAUSE GALLERY | 401.831.7350 x 174 | In the Jenks Center at Moses
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PAWTUCKET ARTS COLLABORATIVE GALLERY | 175 Main St | pawtucketartscollaborative.org |
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ADMISSION | Thurs: 3:15, 7:35 SPRING BREAKERS | Thurs: 5:30, 9:55 WARM BODIES | Thurs: 7, 9 G.I. JOE: RETALIATION | Starts Fri: 12:30, 2:40, 4:55, 7:10, 9:35 THE HOST | Starts Fri: 1:10, 3:40, 6:40, 9:15 OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL | 1:15, 3:50, 6:30, 9:10 SIDE EFFECTS | 12:45, 2:55, 5:05, 7:15, 9:40 JACK THE GIANT SLAYER | 12:35, 3, 5:20, 7:40, 8:55 SNITCH | 1:20, 3:45, 6:50, 9:30 THE CALL | 12:55, 3:30, 5:30, 7:45, 9:50 A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD | Thurs: 12:30, 2:35, 4:40, 6:40, 8:45 | Fri-Thurs: 7, 9:05 THE INCREDIBLE BURT WUNDERSTONE | 1, 3:10, 5:15, 7:20, 9:25 ESCAPE FROM PLANET EARTH | 12:50, 3:05, 5 IDENTITY THIEF | 12:40, 2:50, 5:10, 7:30, 9:45
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on the run Matthew McConaughey in Mud. OBLIVION | Thurs: 11:45, 4:30, 7:05, 9:50 | Fri-Wed: 12:25, 4:30, 7:05, 9:50 42 | 12:15, 4:05, 6:50, 9:25* [*no show May 9] SCARY MOVIE 5 | 4:20, 9:30 THE CROODS | 12:45, 7
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THE CROODS | Thurs: 1, 3:20 OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN | Thurs: 12:40, 3:45, 7:10, 9:45 SCARY MOVIE V | Thurs: 7:40, 9:40 THE GREAT GATSBY 3D | Starts Fri: 11:45, 2:45, 6:20, 9:15 THE GREAT GATSBY | Starts Fri: 12:45, 3:45, 7, 9:50 PEEPLES | Starts Fri: 1:20, 4, 7:30, 9:55 IRON MAN 3 3D | 1:15, 4, 6:40, 9:20 IRON MAN 3 | 11:20, 12:15, 2, 3, 4:40, 5:40, 7:20, 8:30, 10 THE BIG WEDDING | 1:30, 3:40, 7:15, 9:20 PAIN & GAIN | 3:45, 9:30 OBLIVION | 12:30, 3:30, 6:30*, 9:30* [*no shows Wed] 42 | 1:15, 7, OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL 3D | 12:50, 3:50, 6:40, 9:20* [*no show Wed]
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THE CROODS | Thurs: 11:35, 2, 4:35 FEO DE DIA, LINDO DE NOCHE | Thurs: 1:35, 4:10, 6:50, 9:25 G.I. JOE: RETALIATION | Thurs: 11:40, 2:10, 6:55 MUD | Thurs: 1:20, 4:20, 7:20, 10:25 THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES | Thurs: 11:50, 3:40, 7:10, 10:20 SCARY MOVIE V | Thurs: 4:40, 9:40 THE GREAT GATSBY 3D | Starts Fri: 12:10, 1:10, 3:20, 4:20, 6:30, 7:30, 9:40 | Fri-Sat late show: 11:05 THE GREAT GATSBY | Starts Fri: 12:40, 3:50, 7, 10:10 NO ONE LIVES | Starts Fri: 12:50, 3:05, 5:30, 7:40, 9:50 | Fri-Sat late show: 12 PEEPLES | Starts Fri: 12:05, 12:35, 2:30, 3, 4:50, 5:20, 7:20, 7:50, 9:45, 10:15 | Fri-Sat late show: 12:05, 12:35 THE COMPANY YOU KEEP | Starts Fri: 1:20, 4:10, 7:05, 10 IRON MAN 3 3D | Thurs: 11:30, 1, 1:15, 2:15, 4, 4:15, 5:15, 7, 7:15, 8:15, 10, 10:15
| Fri-Wed: 11:30, 12:15, 2:20, 3:15, 5:10, 6:15, 8, 9:15 | Fri-Sat late show: 11:15, 12:15 IRON MAN 3 | Thurs: 1:45, 4:30, 4:45, 7:30, 7:45, 10:30 | Fri-Wed: 12, 1:15, 1:45, 2:50, 4:15, 4:45, 5:40, 7:15, 7:45, 8:30, 10:15 | Fri-Sat late show: 10:45, 11:45 IRON MAN 3: AN IMAX 3D EXPERIENCE | 12:45, 3:45, 6:45, 9:45 THE BIG WEDDING | Thurs: 11:10, 1:25, 3:50, 6:40, 9:10 | Fri-Wed: 1, 9:30 PAIN & GAIN | Thurs: 12:20, 12:50, 3:35, 4:05, 6:35, 7:05, 9:30, 10:05 | Fri-Wed: 1:05, 4, 7:10, 10:05 OBLIVION | 12:20, 3:10, 6:35, 9:25 | FriSat late show: 12:20 42 | Thurs: 12:40, 3:30, 6:25, 9:35 | Fri-Wed: 3:25, 6:40 | Fri-Sat late show: 11:50 JURASSIC PARK 3D | Thurs: 12, 3, 6:05, 9 | Fri-Wed: 12:30, 3:30, 6:20, 9:25
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THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES | Thurs: 12:30, 3:35, 6:40, 10 THE GREAT GATSBY 3D | Starts Fri: 12:30, 3:35, 7, 10:05 THE GREAT GATSBY | Starts Fri: 1, 4:05, 7:30, 10:35 PEEPLES | Starts Fri: 1,2:20, 2:40, 5, 7:20, 10:20 IRON MAN 3 3D | 12:15, 3:15, 6:15, 9:15 IRON MAN 3 | 1:15, 4:15, 7:15, 10:15 THE BIG WEDDING | 3:05, 5:20, 7:40 PAIN & GAIN | 1:05, 4:10, 7:10, 10:10 OBLIVION | Thurs: 1, 4, 7, 9:50 | FriWed: 12:10, 9:55 42 | 3:30, 7:05, 9:55 THE CROODS | 12:35
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G.I. JOE: RETALIATION | Thurs: 6:30 THE GREAT GATSBY 3D | Starts Fri: 12:10, 3:15, 6:30, 9:35 THE GREAT GATSBY | Starts Fri: 12:40, 3:55, 7, 10:05 | Fri-Sat late show: 12:05 IRON MAN 3 3D | 11, 12:15, 1:45, 3:10, 4:45, 6:15, 7:45, 9:15 | Fri-Sat late show: 10:45 IRON MAN 3 | Thurs: 11:30, 1:15, 2:15, 4:15, 5:15, 7:15, 8:15, 10:15 | Fri-Thurs: 11:30, 12:45, 1:15, 2:15, 3:45, 4:15, 5:15, 6:45, 7:15, 8:15, 9:45, 10:15 | Fri-Sat late show: 11:15, 12:15 MUD | 12:55, 4:25, 7:25, 10:15 THE BIG WEDDING | 12:05, 2:25, 4:40, 7:30, 10:10 | Fri-Sat late show: 12:20 THE COMPANY YOU KEEP | 12:20, 3:30, 6:35, 9:25 PAIN & GAIN | 1:10, 4:10, 7:05, 9:55 THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES | 12:35, 6:55 OBLIVION | Thurs: 1, 4, 7, 9:50 | FriThurs: 6:30, 9:20 | Fri-Sat late show: 12 42 | 12:30, 3:50, 6:40, 9:40 | Fri-Sat late show: 12:25 THE CROODS | 11:15, 1:40, 4:05
G.I. JOE: RETALIATION | Thurs: 1:10, 4:10, 7:05, 9:40 THE GREAT GATSBY 3D | Starts Fri: 12, 3:15, 6:30, 9:35 THE GREAT GATSBY | Starts Fri: 12:30, 3:45, 7, 10:05 | Fri-Sat late show: 12 PEEPLES | Starts Fri: 11:45, 2:30, 4:50, 7:30, 10 | Fri-Sat late show: 12:20 IRON MAN 3 3D | Thurs: 11, 12:45, 1:50, 3:45, 4:45, 6:45, 7:45, 9:45 | Fri-Wed: 12:45, 3:45, 6:45, 9:45 IRON MAN 3 | Thurs: 11:30, 1:15, 2:20, 4:15, 5:15, 7:15, 8:15, 10:15 | Fri-Wed: 11:30, 1:15, 1:45, 2:25, 4:15, 4:45, 5:20, 7:15, 7:45, 8:15, 10:15 | Fri-Sat late show: 10:45, 11:15, 11:45 PAIN & GAIN | 12:55, 4:05, 7:10, 10:10 | Fri-Sat late show: 12:05 OBLIVION | 12:40, 3:40, 6:55, 9:55 42 | Thurs: 12:30, 3:50, 6:40, 10:10 | Fri-Wed: 6:20, 9:10 SCARY MOVIE 5 | 12:10, 2:20, 4:30, 7:40, 9:50 THE CROODS | Thurs: 11:20, 2, 4:25, 6:50, 9:20 | Fri-Wed: 1, 3:50
142 minUteS | pG-13 | cinema world + entertainment + iSland + providence place 16 + ShowcaSe + SwanSea StadiUm 12 The Great Gatsby will always be an unfilmable novel, because most of its drama resides in the space between the characters’ snappy dialogue and their unspoken feelings of ennui, disappointment, and despair. This may explain why, transposed to the screen, Gatsby tends to become the very thing it abhors: a wild, loud party. The hyperbolic Australian director Baz Luhrmann (Moulin Rouge!) is
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G.I. JOE: RETALIATION | Thurs: 1:20, 7 OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN | Thurs: 3:50, 9:50 THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES | Thurs: 1:10, 4:10, 7:10, 10:10 SCARY MOVIE 5 | Thurs: 12:20, 2:30, 4:40, 6:50, 9:30 THE GREAT GATSBY 3D | Starts Fri: 12:30, 3:35, 7, 10:05 THE GREAT GATSBY | Starts Fri: 1, 4:05, 7:30 | Fri-Sat late show: 10:35 PEEPLES | Starts Fri: 12:25, 2:55, 5:20, 7:40, 10 IRON MAN 3 3D | 12:45, 3:45, 6:45, 9:45 IRON MAN 3 | Thurs: 3:15, 4:15, 6:15, 7:15, 9:15, 10:15 | Fri-Wed: 12:15, 1:15, 1:45, 3:15, 4:15, 4:45, 6:15, 7:15, 7:45, 9:15, 10:15 | Fri-Sat late show: 10:45 THE BIG WEDDING | Thurs: 5:15, 7:40, 9:55 | Fri-Wed: 12:35, 3, 5:25, 7:50, 10:10 PAIN & GAIN | 12:55, 4:10, 7:35, 10:25 OBLIVION | 12:40, 3:30, 6:30, 9:20 42 | 1:05, 4, 7:05, 9:55 THE CROODS | 12:20, 2:45, 5:05, 7:25, 9:40
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EVIL DEAD | Thurs: 4:20, 7:40, 9:55 OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL 3D | Thurs: 12:45, 3:45, 6:45, 9:45 THE GREAT GATSBY 3D | Starts Fri-Sun: 11:40, 12:40, 3:50, 5, 7, 10:10 | Mon-Wed: 12:40, 3:50, 7, 10:10* [*no show Wed] THE GREAT GATSBY | Starts Fri-Sun: 12:10, 3:20, 6:30, 7:30, 9:40 | Mon-Wed: 3:20, 6:30, 9:40 PEEPLES | Starts Fri: 12:05, 2:25, 4:50, 7:10, 9:35 IRON MAN 3 3D | Thurs: 11:30, 12, 1, 2:30, 3, 4, 5:30, 6, 7, 8:30, 9 | Fri-Sun: 12, 12:30, 3, 3:30, 4:30, 6, 6:30, 9, 9:30, 10:30 | Mon-Wed: 12, 12:30, 1:30, 3, 3:30, 4:30, 6, 6:30, 7:30*, 9, 9:30, 10:30* [*no shows on Wed] IRON MAN 3 | Thurs: 3:30, 6:30, 9:30 | Fri-Sun: 1, 1:30, 2:30, 4, 5:30, 7, 7:30, 8:30, 10 | Mon-Wed: 1, 2:30, 4, 5:30, 7, 8:30, 10 THE BIG WEDDING | 12:20, 2:40, 5, 7:20, 9:45* [*no show May 9] PAIN & GAIN | 12:50, 4:05, 6:55, 9:55 OBLIVION | Thurs: 12:40, 3:40, 6:50, 9:50 | Fri-Sun: 4:35, 10:35 | Mon-Tues: 12:10, 4:35, 7:30, 10:20 | Wed: 12:10 42 | Thurs: 12:50, 3:50, 6:40, 9:35 | Fri-Wed: 12:25 SCARY MOVIE V | Thurs: 12:10, 2:20, 5:10, 7:55, 10:25 | Fri-Sun: 2:50, 9:05 | Mon-Wed: 12:15, 2:25, 4:35, 6:50, 9:05 THE CROODS | 11:55
exactly the wrong person to adapt such a delicately rendered story, and his feature plays like a ghastly Roaring ’20s blowout at a sorority house. Leonardo DiCaprio is typically fine in the title role, grasping the deep insecurity that forces Gatsby to worship his lost love, Daisy, from a mansion across Long Island Sound, but Tobey Maguire is too ingratiating to play Nick Carraway, the story’s actual protagonist, who’s enticed by the endless carousing at Gatsby’s mansion but still rooted in the midwestern values the other characters have abandoned as hopelessly passe. With Carey Mulligan and Joel Edgerton. _J.R. Jones
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If you love the paintings of Auguste Renoir or the films of his son Jean, there’s a good chance you’ll sit through this slowmoving prestige item about their common infatuation with Catherine Hessling, who began as Auguste’s nude model and wound up as Jean’s wife and lead actress. It’s rather depressing, given Renoir pere’s history of turning his models into lovers and/or maids and Hessling’s private life of kinky sex and fin de siecle night spots. Jean has just returned from fighting in World War I, and the scenes about his battlefront trauma are by far the most interesting, especially in relation to his classic war film Grand Illusion (there’s even a maimed officer with a monocle in one scene). Gilles Bourdos directed his own script, adapting a memoir by Jean’s nephew Jacques Renoir; with Vincent Rottiers, Christa Theret, and Michel Bouquet (How I Killed My Father) as Auguste. _J.R. Jones
capsule reviews XXXW THE ANGELS’ SHARE | 2012 | Four Glasgow losers sen-
tenced to community service are introduced to the world of whiskey tasting by their crew supervisor, and the most intelligent and intrepid of them, an expectant father trying to escape the working-class cycle of poverty and violence, hatches a scheme to steal some rare scotch from a distillery before it’s auctioned for a million pounds or more. Proletarian filmmaker Ken Loach has tried his hand at comedy before (Looking for Eric), with less than stellar results, but this time he and his longtime screenwriter, Paul Laverty, find a good balance between drama and wacky character moments; the heist comedy is nicely underplayed, though thematically it’s fairly consistent with Loach’s other work, suggesting that the only way to triumph over the thieving rich is to beat them at their own game. | 101m |
XX THE COMPANY YOU KEEP |
2013 | Robert Redford directed and
stars in this boomer drama about the Weather Underground, impressive for its cast of aging talents (Julie Christie, Susan Sarandon, Nick Nolte, Chris Cooper, Richard Jenkins, Brendan Gleeson). The story hardly seems worth all the firepower: Redford is a former Weatherman, thought to have killed a guard during an early-’80s bank robbery in Michigan, who goes on the run after his cover in Albany, New York, is blown by dogged reporter Shia LaBeouf. There’s the usual handwringing about whether the ends
justified the means, tarted up with a little Occupy Wall Street rhetoric; the high celebrity quotient tends to work against the drama, reminding us what a privileged generation this was and how its endless examination of itself in popular culture was part of that privilege. Terrence Howard, Stanley Tucci, and Anna Kendrick round out the cast. | 125m |
XXW IRON MAN 3 | 2013 | None of the Iron Man movies has been as good as The Dark Knight (2008), but their mix of spectacle and droll comedy goes down a lot easier than the other franchise’s thumping Sturm und Drang. One might even argue that their obsession with weapons manufacturing offers as interesting a cultural critique as the surveillance element of The Dark Knight, though the filmmakers have generally backed away from this idea as if it were a live grenade. This installment actually flirts with satire, sending its hero-in-a-can(Robert Downey Jr.) on a vengeful mission against a mad, bearded jihadist (Ben Kingsley) before yanking the rug out from under the neocon story line. There are some good laughs as well, most of them involving Downey’s brutal put-downs of cute little kids. Shane Black (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang) directed; with Gwyneth Paltrow, Rebecca Hall, Guy Pearce, and Don Cheadle. | 130m | XW OBLIVION | 2013 | In the late 21st century, after space invaders have forced mankind to push the button, a lonely security guard (Tom Cruise)
patrols an evacuated earth in a whizbang spacecraft that can do backflips in mid-air; when he recovers a space coffin containing a woman in suspended animation (Olga Kurylenko), he learns more about his mission than he’d like to know. The story eventually devolves into a grab bag of sci-fi tropes — time travel, doppelgangers, government perfidy, roving bands of human survivalists — but, as with so many other Cruise productions, the sheer scale of everything is so mind-numbing that you may not notice. Joseph Kosinski directed; with Andrea Riseborough and iconic-presence-for-hire appearances by Morgan Freeman and Melissa Leo. | 126m |
XXW PAIN & GAIN | 2013 | Mi-
chael Bay tries his hand at satire, targeting the sort of hollow excess most of his movies epitomize. Based on true events, it tells the story of three moronic Miami bodybuilders who kidnap a millionaire, torture him for weeks, steal his fortune, and proceed to blow the money on drugs and shopping sprees. Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, and Anthony Mackie are impressive as the criminals; their focused, deadpan performances balance out the hyperactive direction, making it tolerable for once. They also convey a sense of pathetic insecurity behind the characters’ cartoonish machismo, with its rampant sexism, sadism, and homophobia. Bay is no Paul Verhoeven, but he’s coming from a similar place here, purposely amplifying the ugliest qualities of American culture. With Ed Harris and Tony Shalhoub. | 129m |
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May 9 3 5 6 new moon 2in taurus, moon4void-of-course 8:28 pm until 5:21 pm Friday, solar eclipse (visible in australia and points east), venus moves into18Gemini.19taurus moons prompt 17 20 21 22 longing for beauty, music, and solvency. pisces, aries, taurus, Gemini, and cancer: stay this horoscope traces the passage of the moon, not the close to folks who bring a touch of class to sun. Simply read from day to day to watch the moon’s your life. virgo, capricorn, Libra, and SagitMoNday influence as it moves through the signs of the zodiac. | tarius: review investments (do you have May 13 When11the moon12is in your 13 sun sign, you 2 3expect 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 14 are beginning 15 16 any?). Scorpio, Leo1 ,and aquarius: Waxing moon in cancer. the sign of the a new 28-day emotional cycle, and you can expect irritability with folks who look at all the crab can make folks defensive without increased insight and emotionality. When the moon spring mud and decide to be a stick in it. quite realizing what they’re doing. try to moves into the sun sign opposite yours (see below), avoid “persuading” expect dealing with sex,32 17 18 19 20 21 22 23someone 24 out of25a point26 27 to have difficulties 28 29 30 the opposite 31 Friday of view — especially if they’re a capricorn, family, or authority figures; social or romantic activities May 10 will not be at their best. | When the moon is in aries, Libra,8or aries.9 But this is a lovely day 12 for 2 3 4 5 6 7 10 11 13 14 15 16 Waxing moon in taurus, moon void-ofit opposes Libra, and vice versa. other oppositions are deepening a relationship, so cancer, pisces, taurus/Scorpio, Gemini/Sagittarius, cancer/capricorn, course 8:28 pm until 5:21 pm when it Scorpio, taurus, and virgo should make the Leo/aquarius, and virgo/pisces. the moon stays in each moves into Gemini. an excellent day for grand gesture. Sagittarius, Leo, aquarius sign approximately two and 32 a half days. | as the moon going over 19accounts, solitary 18 20 or doing 21 22 work.23 24 26 27 28 29 30 31 and Gemini: if25you want to accelerate a moves between signs, it will sometimes become “void But the evening is all about socializing. project, you may be on your own. of course,” making no major angles to planets. consider a good day for gossip if you’re a taurus, this a null time and try to avoid making or implementing Gemini, capricorn, cancer, or Libra. exagTuesday decisions if you can. But it’s great for brainstorming. | For geration comes easily for Sagittarius, piMay 14 Symboline dai’s sun-sign horoscopes and advice column, 1 2 3 4 and Leo: 5 6 7 8 12 13 14 15 16 sces, virgo, and Scorpio. aquarius Waxing moon in cancer. this9 moon 10brings 11 visit our Web site at thephoenix.com. Symboline Dai can perfectionism is your enemy. be reached at email@example.com. out the “homebody” desire, and baked 1
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