I’ve been sending this newsletter out for three and a half years now, and this week I made a big booboo, I think for the first time: I listed a show on the wrong day.
Thanks to a reader named Will for pointing out that the Algiers/La Neve/Creamer/Light Beams/Space Heater show at Machines With Magnets is FRIDAY, not THURSDAY.
I knew that! I even double checked the Excel sheet I use to keep track of these things and there it is, right there on FRIDAY. I have no idea what happened. On the bright side, the show is at 7:45pm, which means you can actually catch the show directly after the 5:30 screening of The Miseducation of Cameron Post (my other pick for FRIDAY).
But what about Thursday? Here are some alternate things to do:
If you’re clutching your head in despair about this Brett Kavanaugh business, you can learn about one of the more popular supreme court justices in the surprise summer hit RBG,
which is screening at Barrington Library (281 County Road) (free, 4pm).
Local performer Michelle Cruz is doing Nina Simone tribute “Do I Move You?” as part of the Burnside Music Series + Beer Garden, along with DJ Reza Wreckage and special guest Chachi. (free, 4:30-7:30pm)
Sarah Fawn Montgomery will be at Riffraff (60 Valley Street, Providence) to discuss her new book Quite Mad: An American Pharma Memoir. It’s been described as “a well-organized history of mental illness, especially with regard to women, an examination of the role of the illness narrative, and a fascinating memoir of a woman’s struggle.” (free, 7pm)
Broadway sensation An American In Paris splashes onto the screen at Jane Pickens Theater (49 Touro Street, Newport). This is a filmed version of the musical, not the original movie it’s based on. ($12, 7:30pm)
Queen-inspired power pop trio Jukebox The Ghost play The Met (1005 Main Street, Pawtucket). The Greeting Committee opens. ($20, 8:30pm)