December 2016

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Five Can't-Miss Events of the Week: Jan. 5–11

Happy new year! Start 2017 off right with these fun events.

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Head to Music Mansion for First Fridays

The storied College Hill institution launches a free concert series for music lovers.

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The Dish: Durk's Bar-B-Q Opening on Thayer Street

Jake Rojas and Jay Carr are launching a new spot for smoked meats, craft beers and cocktails.

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Providence Children's Museum Updates Coming to Rhode Island Exhibit

The environment teaches empathy and respect for various cultures through interactive storytelling and play.

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Five Can't-Miss Events of the Week: Dec. 29–Jan. 4

Ring in the New Year and soak up the last of the holiday cheer with these events.

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Here's How to Plunge Like a Pro

Follow these five tips and your New Year's Day swim will only cause a minor shock to the system.

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Crimetown Podcast Named One of the Best of 2016

The series spotlighting organized crime in Providence was named one of “The Best New Podcasts of 2016" by the New York Times.

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What Came First, the Turkey or the Ham?

A brief and varied history of local Holiday dinner traditions.

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Take a Tour of Christmas Displays

Pack some snacks and a thermos and follow our map to some of the best-lit homes in Rhode Island.

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PVDonuts' Friendsmas Doughnut and Knead Doughnuts Opening

PVDonuts is selling a doughnut topped with smoked ham, sweet potato casserole and cornbread, and Knead Doughnuts has opened downtown.

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Five Can't-Miss Events of the Week: Dec. 22–28

Watch the Polar Express, hit the ice, listen to music and more.

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Happy Holidays: The Zoo is Free!

Visit the red pandas, the birds of prey and the giraffes without spending a dime.

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Sol Chariots Launches a Citywide Compost Collection Program

The pedicab operation uses pedal power to transform residential food scraps into compost.

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Behind-the-Scenes at The Nutcracker

The rollicking performance put on by Festival Ballet returns and we got a sneak peek behind the scenes.

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Your Holiday Bucket List

Six ways to get into the spirit before the season passes us by.

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Five Can't-Miss Events of the Week: Dec. 15–21

The Nutcracker fends off some particularly nasty rats, the PVD Bruins hit the ice and more.

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Billy Gilman Earns Runner-Up Spot on The Voice

A 2007 Rhode Island Monthly profile explains his rise and fall from fame. Now, he's ready for a second wave of superstardom.

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Preppy Pig BBQ Locations Closed for Relocation

The locations are open under new ownership but it will not be Preppy Pig BBQ.

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25 Ways to Ring in the New Year in Rhode Island

New Year's Eve festivities include dinners, rooftop parties, live music, burlesque shows and more.

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New Rock-a-Baby CD Available Today

Rhode Island’s much loved infant and toddler music group releases its third album, Old MacDonald and Other Historical Figures.

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RISD Holiday Art Sale Tomorrow

Now there's no excuse for you to buy giftcards for everyone you know.

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Expert Tips for DIY Wreaths

Who needs a bow when you can source pods and mushrooms from your own backyard?

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Five Can't-Miss Events of the Week: Dec. 8–14

A pub quiz at the Providence Athenaeum, Irving Berlin's White Christmas— the musical—and more.

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Giving for Free

Spend money on the Internet, help out local charities: It's a win, win.

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5 Fun Places to Get your Christmas Tree

Because it's that time of year again!

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A Night to Face Stigma Gala

Help raise awareness about addiction with COAAST while enjoying Matunuck oysters, dinner, music and dancing.

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