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Established in 2007, Machines with Magnets hosts experimental music performances, sound and art exhibitions and installations, performance art, film and video screenings, cultural and community events, private events, and fundraisers. Past performances include The Body, Dan Deacon, Mirah, Braveyoung, Lydia Lunch, Lightning Bolt, Brown Bird, Container, and Mdou Moctar.

Upcoming

All events are all ages unless otherwise noted, 21+ to drink with valid I.D.

In Plain Sight Closing Reception

Thursday, October 13, 2022
6:00 pm
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In Plain Sight Closing Reception

Special Event
Thursday, October 13, 2022
6:00 pm
9:00 pm
2022
In Plain Sight is an exploration of camouflages as military fatigues and concealments. It is a probe into the familiar and obvious, where mundane shapes are both plastic and precious; where anachronistic amphoras bear relevant histories.
More Info + RSVP

DREAM_MEGA, WGS Johnson, All Faux Everythings, Shawn Greenlee

Sunday, October 23, 2022
8:00 pm
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DREAM_MEGA, WGS Johnson, All Faux Everythings, Shawn Greenlee

Music Show
Sunday, October 23, 2022
8:00 pm
$10
As the lights of the city flicker on through a fading orange haze, the distinct sound of DREAM_MEGA’s debut EP “minus_world” echoes through a maze of damp alleyways. The project of Los Angeles-based artist/musician Joel Kyack, its sound merges analog synthesizers with wind-based instruments like the Thai khlui, harmonica and voice, all filtered through a sweat-soaked fever dream of real-time improvisation, manipulation and looping.
More Info + RSVP

Cocktails

Bottle Aged Yuzu Negroni

In an individual glass flask
Gin, yuzu bitters, Campari, Punt e Mes, dry sake
$12

Old Fashioned

Bonded bourbon, rooibos chai, Angostura bitters, orange oil
$10

Daily Punch

Seasonal and rotating
$9

Paloma

Blanco tequila, Aperol, grapefruit cordial, lime, salt, grapefruit soda
$11

Magnolia Collins

ISCO Ornamental gin, magnolia, green tea, lemon, sparkling water
$12

Lady Hammer

Pasilla chile infused mezcal, fino sherry, passion fruit, strawberry, hibiscus, lemon
$12

Tuxedo

Beefeater gin, El Maestro Sierra fino sherry, orange oil
$12

Beer

Narragansett Lager

5%, NY
$4

Miller High Life

4.6%, WI
$4

Miller Lite

4.2%, WI
$4

Monopolio Clara

Mexican-style lager, 5%, PA
$6

Japas Matsurika

Jasmine tea-infused pilsner, 5%, BRZ
$8

Proclamation Derivative

Galaxy, 6%, RI
$10

Rising Tide Ishmael

Copper ale, 4.9%, ME
$8

Banded Norweald

Stout, 6.5%, ME
$7

Graft Farm Flor Cider

Dry, oak-aged, 6.9%, NY
$8

Banded Brewing Noctvar

Dark Lager, 4.6%, ME
$9

Pilsner Urquell

The 'original' pilsner, 4.4%, CZE
$7

Shaidzon Night Cruise

Double IPA, 8.5%, RI
$10

SingleCut 18 Watt IPA

Session, 5%, NY
$9

Kiku-Masamune Dry Cup Sake

14.5%, JPN
$8

Bunker Machine Pilz

Czech-style lager, 5.2%, ME
$6

Shaidzon Le Jour de Saison '22

With spelt and apricot, 7%, RI
$10

Wine, Etcetera

Domaine de Villageai Rive Droite

Sauvignon Blanc, Loire, France
$10

From the Tank Vin Blanc

Chardonnay, Avignon, France
$8

Gen De Alma Jijiji

Chenin blanc, Mendoza, Argentina
$10

Domaine de Foretal Beaujolais-Villages

Beaujolais, France
$10

From the Tank Vin Rouge

Côtes du Rhône, Avignon, France
$8

From the Tank Rosé

Grenache/Cinsault, Avignon, France
$8

Bisson Glera Frizzante

Glera/Prosecco, Trevigiani, Italy
$12

Broc Cellars Le Clairet

Cabernet Sauvignon, North coast, California
$12

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Machines with Magnets
400 Main Street
Pawtucket, Rhode Island

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Event Archive

In Plain Sight Opening Reception
September 22, 2022
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In Plain Sight Opening Reception

September 22, 2022
6:00 pm
In Plain Sight is an exploration of camouflages as military fatigues and concealments. It is a probe into the familiar and obvious, where mundane shapes are both plastic and precious; where anachronistic amphoras bear relevant histories.
Modern Sounds presents Approximations for Orchestra: an Evening of Improvised Music from Germany
September 18, 2022
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Modern Sounds presents Approximations for Orchestra: an Evening of Improvised Music from Germany

September 18, 2022
8:00 pm
With Mystery Date, Orbit, and Ruby Leech
Steel Yard Resident Artist Exhbition Closing Reception
August 13, 2022
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Steel Yard Resident Artist Exhbition Closing Reception

August 13, 2022
6:00 pm
The Steel Yards' resident artist exhibit includes works by twelve artist residents, all of whom participated in the residency program over the past twelve months. Each piece represents unexpected mediums, demonstrating a historic process through a contemporary lens. These include metals, light metals, ceramics, and foundry, all crafted in The Steel Yard’s historic 12,000 square foot studio over this past year.
Steel Yard Resident Artist Exhbition Opening Reception
August 6, 2022
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Steel Yard Resident Artist Exhbition Opening Reception

August 6, 2022
6:00 pm
The Steel Yards' resident artist exhibit includes works by twelve artist residents, all of whom participated in the residency program over the past twelve months. Each piece represents unexpected mediums, demonstrating a historic process through a contemporary lens. These include metals, light metals, ceramics, and foundry, all crafted in The Steel Yard’s historic 12,000 square foot studio over this past year.
Fine, Paper Lady, Mutter, Queen Crony
August 4, 2022
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Fine, Paper Lady, Mutter, Queen Crony

August 4, 2022
8:00 pm
8 pm doors, 9 pm music
Hanging by a Thread
July 1, 2022
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Hanging by a Thread

July 1, 2022
6:00 pm
Hanging by a Thread offers a unique insight into the dark and deadly world of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder through art and poetry. Their journey — from newly trained firefighters through the years of experiencing the worst any human could bear — is an eye-opening revelation into the realities and terrors of PTSD. Using their vivid and expressive art and heartfelt words, they bare their souls for all to see the once private hell they endured. A hell many first responders share.
Finding the Spirit of Inanga Closing Reception and Performance
June 23, 2022
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Finding the Spirit of Inanga Closing Reception and Performance

June 23, 2022
6:00 pm
Finding Inanga features unique and significant musical instruments and other music related artifacts from around the globe. This interactive musical showcase also offers the exciting opportunity to learn directly from the musicians who own these beautiful pieces of cultural history through three specially curated music education sessions. Dr. Silas Pinto will join us on May 26th for a demonstration and Q&A regarding the Berimbau and the Atebaque.
Noumenal Loom Records presents Silica Gel, Holly Waxwing + Caloric
June 17, 2022
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Noumenal Loom Records presents Silica Gel, Holly Waxwing + Caloric

June 17, 2022
8:00 pm
Silica Gel adapts medieval texts into lush noise ballads & composes original art songs for two voices, custom electronics, percussion & various strings. Their sound is a unique synthesis of Early music with improvisation and folk elements that create a spacious & highly textured soundworld. Coming out of the Birmingham, Alabama experimental music scene, they have toured nationally and are releasing a new album with Providence, RI based label Noumenal Loom in spring 2022.
Primitive Man Ten Year Anniversary Tour
June 3, 2022
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Primitive Man Ten Year Anniversary Tour

June 3, 2022
7:00 pm
MWM presents Primitive Man with supporting acts Mortiferum, Jarhead Fertilizer, Body Void, and Elizabeth Colour Wheel. Denver’s PRIMITIVE MAN’s music matches its name: a savage, sparse mix of death metal, blackened noise, and doom. PRIMITIVE MAN return with the extreme, terrifying and confrontational new album, Immersion. A stark look at a mirror, Immersion's themes tackle sobering views on existential crises, a general distrust among another, and the current state of the world.
Finding the Spirit of Inanga Second Opening Reception and Performance
May 26, 2022
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Finding the Spirit of Inanga Second Opening Reception and Performance

May 26, 2022
6:00 pm
Finding Inanga features unique and significant musical instruments and other music related artifacts from around the globe. This interactive musical showcase also offers the exciting opportunity to learn directly from the musicians who own these beautiful pieces of cultural history through three specially curated music education sessions. Dr. Silas Pinto will join us on May 26th for a demonstration and Q&A regarding the Berimbau and the Atebaque.
Retribution Body Album Release with House Red, Compactor, and Elizabeth Virosa
April 21, 2022
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Retribution Body Album Release with House Red, Compactor, and Elizabeth Virosa

April 21, 2022
8:00 pm
Retribution Body's release show for Baphomet, the new album on Full Spectrum Records with supporting acts House Red, Compactor, and Elizabeth Virosa.
Symposium Records presents Biproduct, Slono, and SMX|JH
April 1, 2022
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Symposium Records presents Biproduct, Slono, and SMX|JH

April 1, 2022
8:00 pm
Symposium Records presents an evening of techno/EBM/acid. Doors at 8, music starting at 9.
Symposium Records presents Scott MX, Lurch, Jackson Delay
February 26, 2022
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Symposium Records presents Scott MX, Lurch, Jackson Delay

February 26, 2022
8:00 pm
Symposium Records presents a brand new, monthly event series at MWM plus a pop-up shop featuring local artists
Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang Sip & Shop Market
February 12, 2022
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Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang Sip & Shop Market

February 12, 2022
12:00 pm
Love comes in all forms romantic, platonic, and everything in between! Let's celebrate it all… Bring the ones you love and explore 15+ artists, makers and small businesses. Try a tasty cocktail at the bar, bring the kids so they can make their own DIY Valentine's and take a self love selfie at our photo booth! Brought to you by Pasithea Productions and Hear Me Roar Art Collective.
Eleanor Elektra, Animal Face, Nate Cozzolino and the Lost Arts
December 19, 2021
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Eleanor Elektra, Animal Face, Nate Cozzolino and the Lost Arts

December 19, 2021
8:00 pm
Eleanor Elektra is an interdisciplinary artist who fuses music and visual arts. Her practice spans songwriting, printmaking and installation work. Her music combines elements of folk, jazz and classical music within the songwriter idiom to create unique cinematic songs.
Completely in the Present
October 9, 2021
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Completely in the Present

October 9, 2021
6:30 pm
A Tony Conrad documentary directed by Tyler Hubby, plus live performances by Lydia Lunch + Tim Dahl and Providence Research Ensemble.
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