Record Store Day — Saturday

Saturday, April 20, is National Record Store Day, and with it comes special releases from both new and established artists, some in unusual formats or unusual colors, some with hidden tracks. There are also packaged specials: attention Beatles fans. Store owners submit requests but are never quite sure what they will end up with. I […]

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Weekend In Music

Friday — @Askew, Muddy Ruckus, Fancy Trash @Myrtle, Soapbox Saints, Greenwood Hi-Fi @the Met, Hayley Jane Band, Lee Ross @the Narrows, Martin Sexton @Nick-A-Nee’s, the Teledynes @Alchemy, Sire, New Hell, Troll Milk, Deprogrammer Cult, the Outlourdes, Blasphemaddicts @the Strand, San Pacho, Riordan @Black Lace, Sword 2, Bochek, Sequela, Mutter, Lady Alone @AS220 Main Stage, This

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New Japanese Market Opens Saturday

Maruichi Japanese Food and Deli opens this Saturday downtown on Washington Street (where the Rory’s used to be). They will be welcoming the neighbors with a gyoza (pork potstickers) demo and tasting from 10am to 6pm on opening day. Gail Ciampa writes at the ProJo: Maruichi boasts a variety of prepared foods. Nakama said their

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Riesman At Lovecraft Arts & Sciences — Saturday

There may have been a new chapter in the unsavory life of Vince McMahon since Abraham Josephine Riesman wrote the definitive biography, “Ringmaster: Vince McMahon and the Unmaking of America.” It seems possible that Josie will address this update at the Arcade Asylum Author series this Saturday at the Lovecraft Arts and Sciences Council downtown.

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‘ART Is Everywhere’ At WFAC

The month-long exhibition, ART is Everywhere, brings the essence of Rhode Island PBS’ short-video series ART inc. from the screen to the gallery at the WaterFire Arts Center. We here at The Dose frequently get “inspiration” from ART inc.  Writer/producer Tracy MacDonald describes it as “a platform for sharing the stories and processes of our

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Jewelry District Walking Tours — Saturdays

Trifari, Speidel, Monet, Coro: Providence was once considered the costume jewelry capital of the world and several of those former factory buildings have been repurposed to great effect in the Jewelry District. If you are lucky, you live in one. Learn about the history and architectural heritage of the industry with Greening the District who

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Week In Music

Monday — @the Parlour, Natural Element, Upsetta International Tuesday — @Nick-A-Nee’s, the Chris Flory Trio, George Leonard @Myrtle, Oodelally, Glad Valley Wednesday — @News Cafe, Milk Street, A Day Without Love, Jake Wasson Malpractice, Unmen @Nick-A-Nee’s, Pretty Saro Thursday — @Fête Lounge, Jeffrey Martin, Reed Foehl @the Vets, Get the Led Out @Myrtle, Letourneau, Fletcher

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Wheeler Clothing Sale — Fri & Sat

The much-anticipated Famous Wheeler Clothing Sale runs Friday and Saturday and this is a good one. Some quality closets are being emptied as we speak. The sale features men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, shoes, handbags, ties, and sports apparel and equipment. (There are three more donation days coming up this week with hours listed at

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John Waters — Columbus Theatre Saturday

Head over to the Columbus Theatre this Saturday for John Waters: Devils Advocate which will also serve as his 78th birthday party! And he is not slowing down one bit; in fact, he will soon be directing his first movie in 20 years, “Liarmouth,” featuring none other than Aubrey Plaza . . . it had

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RISD Senior Shows At Woods-Gerry

This is what greeted people last week as they entered the Woods-Gerry Gallery. The first group of graduating sculpture students did not disappoint; the second sculpture group starts Friday, April 12. Seen here is “A fool’s paradise” (aluminum, tin, leather) by Ruyi Xu. In back to the right is the excellent “Lot’s Wife” (salt, mixed

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Weekend In Music

Friday — @Myrtle, Johnnie and the Foodmasters, Atlantic Thrills, Orange Whip @Union Station Brewery, They Were Robots @AS220 Black Box, Rusty Mullet, the Shirts and Shoes, Morning Shower, Valley of the Satallite @Fête Lounge, John Miller and the Deslondes @Nick-A-Nee’s, John Larson and the Silverfields @AS220 Main Stage, Husbands, Land of Fires, the Burning Paris,

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Trout Season Starts

Saturday, April 13, marks the beginning of trout fishing season in Rhode Island, so things will be hopping over at Ocean State Tackle on Branch Avenue. They will be opening at 4:30am with green crabs, Power Baits, and all your other angling needs. Owner Dave Henault can answer all your questions. Information on applying for

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Empire Guitars Spring Cleaning Sale

Empire Guitars on North Main Street will be holding its annual Spring Cleaning Sale on Friday, Saturday, and Monday, in-store only. “Everything is priced to move — all sales final on red tag clearance items.” While guitars are not included in the sale, what the store calls “unfinished guitar projects” are. We stopped in and

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Week In Music

Tuesday — @News Cafe, Dogwalker, Pat and the Pissers, Kissing Kontest @Nick-A-Nee’s, the Dan Moretti Home Team, George Leonard Wednesday — @the Met, Graham Parker, Mark Cutler @Nick-A-Nee’s, Ruth and Ben String Band @Myrtle, Vudu Sister Thursday — @AS220 Main Stage, Barbed Wire Barbie, Plant a Bug Grow a Flower, Told Not to Worry, Moss

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Bridge Impact Meeting At Nathan Bishop

(4.8) The city will be hosting a community meeting Monday at 5:30pm at Nathan Bishop Middle School to discuss its impact mitigation response to the closing of the westbound side of the Washington Bridge. Community members will be given an opportunity to speak. Given the increase of travel times since the bridge closure, drivers are

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