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Hooligan And His Person Retire

And thank you for your service. It has been brought to my attention that Officer Patty Blake has retired after decades with the Providence Police Department. Most of that time was spent with the Mounted Command on top of her beloved Hooligan. She had been

Eugene And Arj Coming To Columbus Theatre

But not together. Fans of “Flight of the Concords” will need no introduction to these two comic actors: Eugene Mirman played Eugene the Landlord — because he only plays characters named Eugene (See also: Bob’s Burgers) — and Arj Barker played the deluded ladies’ man

Trout Season Opening Day

Today is the first day of the trout fishing season and Dave Henault of Ocean State Tackle on Branch Avenue has been up all night. By the time I stopped by the serious anglers were long gone, and Dave was helping a young man new

Thayer Street Nice Slice — Closed

(4.15) Aarrgh! Saturday, April 15th, will be the last day of business for Nice Slice Pizzeria at the Thayer Street location. They are moving into new digs on Westminster Street near White Electric and aiming for a May opening. Check out their Facebook page —

No Taxpayer Funds For PawSox Stadium

Go PawSox! No really . . . go. Get your hands out of my pockets and go away. Millionaire team owner Larry Lucchino is back with a new pitch — he heard your concerns and has repackaged his outrageous demands. Gone is that not true

Miracle Legion At The Narrows

(4.7) Tickets are still available for the upcoming Miracle Legion show at the Narrows. The openers are local favorites, the ‘Mericans, now with an entirely new lineup and a new album in the works. Frontman Chris Daltry is super excited about this show describing the

RISD Human Rover Team Makes The Podium!

Congratulations to the RISD Human Rover Team who came in second this weekend in the college/university division of the NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge! They seem to have won the Technology Challenge Award as well. The team does not seem to have had time to

RWNM Now Open 7 Days

The Roger Williams National Memorial — with its newly installed exhibits illuminating the “new and dangerous opinions” of our founder — will be open from 9am to 5pm, seven days a week, now through the end of the year. Their book shop is excellent with

‘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

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

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