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‘Bad Taste’ Rules At The Arcade

This new addition to the Arcade lineup is bringing a whole new dynamic to the place; it’s like a party in there. These guys are just so much fun to hang out with — friends, customers, and even other Arcade shop owners wandered in and

Peregrines Back In Nesting Box — And Egg!

Okay, it’s on. And thank you to Dose reader Steve who reminded us to check on the peregrine falcon nesting box located on top of the Superman building in downtown Providence. Clearly a pair is making preparations; whether it is the same pair I don’t

Weekend In Music

Friday — @Dusk, Mayflower Madame, Civility @the Met, Wet, Dougie Poole, Blonder @Aurora, Sofi Tukker, LP Giobbi, Bellerophon @Nick-A-Nee’s, Biscuit City Saturday — @Lupo’s, Filthy America, DMX, the Lox, Uncle Murda @the Met (WBRU Rock Hunt Finals), the Beardogz, the Black Dove Social Club, Call

Den Den KFC Now Open — No Really

Whatever the opposite of a ‘soft opening’ is, that’s what happened at Den Den Korean Fried Chicken last Saturday. But they are really and truly open now. I poked my head in at 2pm today and the place was humming along nicely; everybody looked happy

Yang Book Talk & Signing At Moses Brown

(4.4) Noted author and graphic novelist Gene Luen Yang will appear Tuesday at the Moses Brown Woodman Center to discuss his work and his ‘Reading Without Walls’ initiative. Known as the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, Yang has written and drawn many graphic novels,

RISCA Deadline Approaches

(4.3) The April 3rd deadline for RISCA Grants is fast approaching — you have a couple of extra days to get your application in because April 1st lands on a Saturday. I’m assuming the schools and non-profits don’t need a nudge from us, but you

Columbus Film Club Starts

(4.2) The new Columbus Film Club kicks off this Sunday with the “The Love Witch,” she loved men . . . to death! Elaine, a beautiful young witch, is determined to find a man to love her. . . With a visual style that pays

Week In Music

Monday — @AS220, Black Beach, Datenight, Hot Tramps @Aurora, Via App, Just the Right Height, Valise, RRLEW Tuesday — @Psychic Readings, OroborO, Wax On, the Leaky Roofs @AS220, Cash Sinatra, Denys Marrows, Lunchbagg Wednesday — @AS220, Sacred Harp Singing Thursday — @the Columbus Theatre upstairs,

Spring Workshops At AS220

Check out the spring workshops on the newly-released AS220 Industries schedule: paper-making, silkscreen, etching, laser and vinyl cutting, darkroom, video editing, synth-making! (List of workshops here.) Or take “Introduction to Offset Printing” with the master, Jacque Bidon (starts May 2nd). Colorful ‘zines, single-page artists’ books,

Senior Industrial Design Show At Woods-Gerry

(4.4) I want this canoe. Not to paddle in water but to hang upside down from my own ceiling. This beautiful “Skin on Frame Canoe” is the work of Jake Pill (BFA Industrial Design, 2017). It is made of ash, Dacron fabric, and Douglas fir

Weekend In Music

Friday — @Dusk, Viennagram, Triangle Forest @AS220, Little Compton Band, Sinnet, Salvador Jolly @Psychic Readings, the Divided Self, Simulcast, Milkmaid II, PeChe SuShe @Firehouse 13, God of Nothing, Among the Cypress, Edorra, Regime, Sedatives, Vile @the Met, Sarah Potenza, Joshua Davis, Cowboy & Lady @Nick-A-Nee’s,

Beer And Brewing At The Haffenreffer Museum

This year marks the 60th anniversary of the Haffenreffer family’s gift of Rudolf Haffenreffer’s private museum — now the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology — to Brown University. To celebrate, the Haffenreffer Museum Student Group has curated an exhibition devoted to beer in cultures around the

Two Protests In Town

(3.25) What would Dante make of the current administration. To which circle of hell would he condemn these creatures, they fit so many categories: thieves, hypocrites, sowers of discord, traitors against their country. This last one gets them all the way down to the ninth

‘Back To the Drawing Board’ Saturday RISD Museum

Materials provided. No experience necessary. Drop in. Free with admission to museum. The RISD Museum invites you to drop in on ‘Back to the Drawing Board’ this Saturday. Rejuvenate your drawing practice – or start from scratch – among like-minded peers. Artist-led prompts nurture new

Tax & Regulate Marijuana In 2017 — Now Is The Time

This can be the year that Rhode Island legalizes marijuana for adult recreational use but you have to help. We’ve got the votes — we just need to kick this thing out of committee!  So you need to make a phone call or two. Go

Week In Music

Monday — @Psychic Readings, Chelsea Poe, Strap-On Ritual, Baby Baby @Dusk, Darklands, Lychi, Deep Hole @AS220, Wet Mut (album release), Lady Queen Paradise, J Tuesday — start your own band Wednesday — @Dusk, Missinvader, Corot, Black Phillip @Aurora, XR Tabs, Jesse the Tree @Nick-A-Nee’s, Best