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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.

Dollar Disco

Friday, February 24, 2023
9:00 pm
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Dollar Disco

Music Show
Friday, February 24, 2023
9:00 pm
1:00 am
$1
Dollar Disco is back after a years-long hiatus! Let's get this party!
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Cocktails

Daily Punch

Seasonal and rotating
$9

Paloma

Blanco tequila, aperol, grapefruit, lime, bubbles, salt
$12

Coffee Negroni

Bolt Coffee-infused gin, Lillet Blanc, Aperol, Campari, amaretto
$12

Lady Hammer

Guajillo chile-infused mezcal, fino sherry, passion fruit, roasted strawberry, hibiscus, lemon, Peychaud's bitters
$12

Winter Waltz

Rye, Averna, allspice dram, pimento bitters, star anise
$12

Cloister

Rhodium Forager's gin, fino sherry, yellow Chartreuse, grapefruit, lemon
$12

Bottle Rested Tuxedo No. 2

Beefeater gin, El Maestro Sierra fino sherry, orange zest, Castelvetrano olive
$12

Beer

Narragansett Lager

5%, NY

Miller Lite

$4

Miller High Life

4.6%, WI
$4

Monopolio 'Clara' Mexican-style lager

5%, PA
$6

Monopolio 'Negra' dark Mexican-style lager

5%, PA
$6

Pilsner Urquell

4.4%, CZE
$8

Oslo 'Nordic Pilsner'

4.7%, NOR
$8

Origin x Finback 'Non-Linear Progression' English style ordinary bitter

3.9%, RI
$9

Proclamation 'Derivative' Galaxy single-hopped pale ale

6%, RI
$10

SingleCut '18 Watt IPA,' session

4.8%, NY
$9

Japas 'Ichi Um' NEIPA with yuzu and cacao

6.3%, BRZ
$12

Fore River 'Timberhitch' Maine red ale

6.3%, ME
$9

Banded Brewing 'Norweald' North Woods stout

6.5%, ME
$7

Shaidzon 'Jour de Saison' with spelt and apricot

7%, RI
$10

Banded 'Charms and Hexes' black currant and plum sour

4.7%, ME
$10

Hudson North 'Standard Cider,' dry and hazy

5%, NY
$8

Wine, Etcetera

Bisson Glera, Prosecco

Glera, IT
$12

Domaine de Villageai 'Rive Droite' Sauvignon Blanc

Sancerre, FR
$11

Jenny & François From the Tank Chardonnay

Avignon, FR
$8

Old Westminster Winery 'Piquette' skin-contact natural wine spritzer

Maryland, US
$12

Prisma Rosé

Casablanca, CL
$10

Owen Roe 'Grower's Guild' Pinot Noir

Oregon, US
$12

Montemelio 'Malpasso' Sangiovese

Umbria, IT
$12

Château La Bourée 'Castillon Côtes du Bordeaux'

Bordeaux, FR
$10

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Machines with Magnets
400 Main Street
Pawtucket, Rhode Island

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Event Archive

All the Wild in Me Opening Reception
January 26, 2023
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All the Wild in Me Opening Reception

January 26, 2023
6:00 pm
An exploration of the magic of the natural world through the eyes of a child, inspired by words and phrases the artist heard in her youth.
'Madeline' Album and Novella Release Show with Ben Shaw and Chrissy Stewart
December 9, 2022
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'Madeline' Album and Novella Release Show with Ben Shaw and Chrissy Stewart

December 9, 2022
8:00 pm
Shaw and his band will be performing the entire album in a multidisciplinary, multimedia performance full of surprises and special moments that will be unlike any release show you’ve seen. Opening the night will be a brief set from acclaimed and beloved singer/songwriter Chrissy Stewart.
Puremagnetik presents Taylor Deupree, BlankFor.ms, and Micah Frank & Chet Doxas
December 7, 2022
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Puremagnetik presents Taylor Deupree, BlankFor.ms, and Micah Frank & Chet Doxas

December 7, 2022
8:00 pm
Brooklyn-based label Puremagnetik brings their musical artists and collaborators to Machines with Magnets for an evening of tape-infused lofi, lowercase sound design, and glacial ambient soundscapes. Join us December 7th for three sets of electronic, ambient, and experimental music from the helmsman of 12k records Taylor Deupree, the tape music master BlankFor.ms and Micah Frank & Chet Doxas performing the music of medieval mystic Hildegard von Bingen.
Bochek Album Release with B.P.B., Catalyst, and Sequela
November 18, 2022
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Bochek Album Release with B.P.B., Catalyst, and Sequela

November 18, 2022
8:00 pm
Join us in celebration of Bochek's second album release show with an amazing line up of great music from B.P.B; Catalyst and Sequela. Don't miss it.
High Command, Final Gasp, v-sect, Ozeregroth feat. Skulptor
October 31, 2022
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High Command, Final Gasp, v-sect, Ozeregroth feat. Skulptor

October 31, 2022
8:00 pm
Surging with the strength of the early US thrash and crossover scene, HIGH COMMAND projects a scathing display of scorched earth vocals and spiraling divebomb riffs, soaked in napalm leads, and percussive devastation. With competitive and fantasy-inspired lyrical scourge, the band drives their message forth with might and conviction.
Halloween Benefit Show for Sam M-H of baby;baby: Top Surgery Fund
October 28, 2022
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Halloween Benefit Show for Sam M-H of baby;baby: Top Surgery Fund

October 28, 2022
7:00 pm
Members of @babybaby_explores @caloric @wearesooverit @simplydrooling and more!! performing covers of: Devo The Cranberries My Chemical Romance Black Sabbath Art Of Noise Tegan & Sara Cat Power BrAtney Spears And Performance “There’s Something About (The Virgin) Mary” @lil_brb @rebalovesjesus @mr_kywhy Art vending by @addiewboyd @ovlie @lidsbday @g1rlhead
Parallel Lines: the riverzedge ARTS 20th Anniversary Exhibition
October 27, 2022
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Parallel Lines: the riverzedge ARTS 20th Anniversary Exhibition

October 27, 2022
6:00 pm
Parallel Lines: the Riverzedge Arts 20th Anniversary Exhibition highlights the exceptional and dedicated artwork of alumni and current staff. Over the last twenty years, Riverzedge Arts, its alumni, and its staff have been included in hundreds of exhibitions both nationally and internationally. Ranging in medium and message, the show celebrates the range and talent the Riverzedge Arts community shares and the many pathways we can open through art and design in the next twenty years!
DREAM_MEGA, WGS Johnson, All Faux Everythings, Shawn Greenlee
October 23, 2022
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DREAM_MEGA, WGS Johnson, All Faux Everythings, Shawn Greenlee

October 23, 2022
8:00 pm
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.
In Plain Sight Closing Reception
October 13, 2022
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In Plain Sight Closing Reception

October 13, 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.
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.
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