Casey Nilsson

Theater Takeaway: Trinity Rep's Ivanov

The State Theater of Rhode Island opens its fifty-first season with a stunning Chekhovian tale.

How, you might ask, could a play with a down-and-out, narcissistic, depressed title character possibly be funny? In Trinity Repertory Company’s impressive Ivanov, tragedy and comedy coexist as naturally on the stage as in real life. In spite of a melodramatic antihero, a slew of secondary characters — with witty, rambunctious, dull and downright ridiculous personalities — shine in their…

These Raptor Photos Will Blow Your Mind

The rulers of the avian world are headed to Bristol for the Audubon's annual Raptor Weekend.

There's not a lot of magic left in this world, but we can all agree that a raptor in flight gives us a certain soaring feeling — a mix of envy and admiration for the free, strong ruler of the sky. Rare is the day one can get up close and personal with a bird of prey, but on Saturday…

The Weekly Round-up: Sept. 4–10

Five can't-miss events of the week.

Pawtucket Arts Festival News alert: Pawtucket is being hijacked by artsy types. Don't miss a moment of the fun, from dragon boat races to films to vendor marketplaces ripe for creative shopping. It all kicks off Friday night with the Taste of the Valley, where hungry attendees can sample bites from more than thirty area restaurants, plus beers from local…

A One-Stop Yoga Destination Launches in Newport

Head to Long Time Sun Apparel for all your yoga needs, from clothing and mats to classes and community meditation.

Thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign, twenty-nine-year-old Kyla Rose Maher, a popular City by the Sea yoga instructor and online business guru, has launched a brand new retail/practice space: Long Time Sun Apparel on Thames Street, right in the heart of Newport. We caught up with Maher to get all the details. What led you to your Kickstarter campaign? I…

StyleWeek Northeast August 2014: PINI, Yellow Clover and Jonathan Joseph Peters

Sleek and feminine; ready-to-wear retro; geisha chic.

StyleWeek Northeast closed with a bang Friday night as runway vets Nick Pini, Sarah Prost and Jonathan Joseph Peters showcased their latest designs. JONATHAN JOSEPH PETERS Geisha chic was the theme, and intricate makeup, hair and props added to the avant garde spectacle. We especially loved the woodblock shoes, which forced the models to strut slowly down the runway, showing…

Celebrate Peace in Rhode Island

The Peace Flag Project has a whole month of activities lined up for September.

September is almost here and, for many Rhode Islanders, that means one of two things: back to school or free beach access after Labor Day (woo hoo!). But September also serves as Rhode Island's Peace Month, an extension of the UN's annual International Day of Peace, which falls on September 21. It comes at a good time: after the hustle…

The Publisher and the Ice Bucket

Watch Rhode Island Monthly’s John Palumbo take on the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS.

Here at RIM HQ, we can’t think of a better way to mark a Monday than to watch our publisher dump a gallon of ice water over his head. And for a great cause, no less. After receiving a challenge from the Providence/Warwick Convention Visitors Bureau, Rhode Island Monthly’s John Palumbo stepped up to the bucket this afternoon at Roger…

Picnics, Prizes and Haute Couture in Newport

Picnic like a Gilded Age all-star at newportFILM's screening of Dior and I.

Throw summer a fashionable kiss goodbye at newportFILM's screening of Dior and I, a documentary that rummages around the House of Christian Dior under the rein of new Artistic Director Raf Simons. Full disclosure: We'd be lying if we said the film — and the post-screening Q-and-A with award-winning director Frédéric Tcheng — was the only appeal. (Watch the film…

A Taste of India at the State House

It's official: The Governor declared August 16 India Independence Day in Rhode Island. Celebrate with food, dance and fashion on the State House lawn.

Inject some spice and color into your Saturday at India Day, a celebration of the country’s sixty-seventh Independence Day. The India Association of Rhode Island, which serves more than 3,000 families of Asian-Indian origin, promises an afternoon filled with traditional music, fashion, a kids’ parade, folk, bhangra and Bollywood dances and a historical India exhibition. But — as you might’ve…

Your Month in Rhody Music

African all-stars, a Newport Folk performs free, FOO Fest, FOO Fest! and more great tunes in August.

8/5 Refugee All Stars WHY: For one night only, forget the international headlines and let the optimistic spirit of music reenergize your spirit. Tonight, Fete will host the eight-man Refugee All Stars — a group that originated in a refugee camp in Sierra Leone. The band touts a brand of joyful, around-the-campfire music that’s both catchy and thoughtful. WHEN: Aug….