Casey Nilsson

Last Call at McBride’s

This Providence pub puts a whole new spin on the "Irish goodbye."

“People ask if it’s an Irish tradition. I just made it up, but it does seem to fit. The Irish, certainly during a wake or funeral, find some time to raise a glass.”

Meet the RISCA Fellows

Painters, writers, dancers, musicians: The 2017 RISCA fellows are honored with an exhibition and three receptions.

Rhode Island State Council on the Arts' highly anticipated fellowship exhibition opens March 6, with receptions on March 10, March 24 and April 2. Twenty-seven artists received grants of $1,000 or $5,000 to continue their work in a range of disciplines. Projects by visual art fellows will show at IMAGO Gallery, 36 Market Street in Warren, through April 2, while…

Hera Gallery Hosts "The Feminist Opposition"

We got the scoop on the female-forward show.

Hera Gallery’s forthcoming exhibition, “The Feminist Opposition,” was the most shared and submitted call in the history of the feminist art cooperative, which launched in 1974. “With the political climate we’re in now, we thought it was best to see how current feminist art was reacting to this change,” says Adrien Mercier, gallery director. Hundreds of artists across the country…

The Original Artsy Women in RI

A new show features the work of Rhode Island's pioneering female artists.

They couldn’t incite change with a vote, but they could with art — at least in Rhode Island. To commemorate Women’s History Month, the Providence Art Club hosts “Making Her Mark,” an exhibition that celebrates the professional women artists and educators of the nineteenth century. The show runs from March 5 to 30, with a daylong symposium on March 25….

The State’s Homiest Music Spot Launches its Spring Season

Portsmouth’s Common Fence Music boasts an exciting spring lineup under a new director.

Pack your picnic basket, drive down a quiet pastoral road and end up — not at grandmother’s house, but somewhere almost as cozy. The Common Fence Music series, which takes place at the Common Fence Point hall, 933 Anthony Rd., Portsmouth, is a regional success story. It’s lured well-known local and national artists to the very tip of Aquidneck Island…

RI Penmaker Fills an Order for Trump’s Next Big Signing Spree

"He absolutely, positively, had to have them by Friday."

President Donald Trump needs more pens. According to a story by the Associated Press, Trump recently requested 350 new “Century II” model pens from Providence-based penmaker A.T. Cross. The president coasted through the first 150-pen order, passing them out as souvenirs to guests during executive order signing ceremonies. Andy Boss, who manages business gift sales for Cross, told the AP,…

Live Out Your Golden Ticket Fantasy, and Other Cinematic Adventures

Providence Children's Film Festival's Reel Connections turn an afternoon at the movies into an engaging (and educational!) activity.

Get thee to the movies, parents and children. The Providence Children’s Film Festival, from February 17 to the 26th, brings kid-friendly, independent shorts, documentaries and feature films to the region every February vacation week. It’s a nice alternative to the franchise-dominated multiplex and, my favorite part, it creates a space for dialogue between kids, parents, local experts and filmmakers. PCFF’s…

Hannah Robinson, a Woman Scorned

A 250-year-old broken heart beats on in South County.

Paul Revere is best known for his midnight ride in 1775, but he was also an accomplished silversmith and iron worker. In 1798, he cast four bronze cannons for the state of Rhode Island. They live on at the armory on Clarke Street. It’s home to the Artillery Company of Newport, the oldest militia still in continuous service in the…

The Vets Heats Up with Romeo and Juliet

Drama, dance and sword fights: Festival Ballet's Romeo and Juliet, a collaboration with the Gamm Theatre, has all the trappings for a romantic night out.

According to Festival Ballet Providence’s artistic director Mihailo Djuric, “There’s no minute of boredom” in the company’s brand new production of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. The show, which is onstage for a short run this weekend at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium, is choreographed by Ilya Kozadayev and features spoken word direction by Tony Estrella of the Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre in…

Catch the Patriots in Providence Today

Knock off work early to see the Super Bowl champs in person.

Average ticket price for Super Bowl LI: $4,744 Seeing the Pats in your home state, fresh off a historic win: Priceless. (And free.) This afternoon, members of the New England Patriots and the Kraft family, along with the Vince Lombardi trophy, will be the guests of honor at a free, public rally in Providence. The event is scheduled for 4…