Orrin Hanratty

Five Can’t-Miss Events: May 25–31

Peruse arts and crafts at Gaspee Days, ogle antique cars and more fun things to do.

1. Gaspee Days Arts and Crafts Festival Gaspee Days are here again! Every year Rhode Islanders gather to celebrate the burning of the Gaspee. One of the first acts of violence of the revolutionary war, the Gaspee was burned when Rhode Islanders got fed up with the notorious British tax ship. The Gaspee Days Arts and Crafts Festival brings together more than 100…

Five Can’t-Miss Events: May 18–24

Slurp down oysters, watch aerial tricks, gaze at the cosmos and more.

1. Newport Oyster Festival On your marks… get set… shuck! The Newport Oyster Festival returns to Bowen’s Wharf and showcases Rhode Island’s many fantastic oyster farms. The three-day seafood spectacular celebrates the aquaculture in the state. The opening party features a night of oysters and champagne on the waterfront to benefit the Ocean State Aquaculture Association and the USS Oliver Hazard…

5 Takeaways from MM, a Play about Marilyn Monroe and Frankenstein

The play explores what it means to be a monster in Hollywood.

MM was written by North Smithfield resident and winner of Rhode Island State Council of the Arts Award, Barbara Schweitzer. While not a perfect play, it has a complex and nuanced perspective on stardom. It launches an armada of questions and curiosities that leave the viewer contemplating the nature of fame and its pressures on those who strive for and achieve it.

Coming Soon: Bayberry Beer Hall

The American beer hall will focus on craft pours, housemade pretzels, charcuterie and more on the West Side of Providence.

The focus is on American craft beer, locally sourced casual dining and a warm, welcoming communal atmosphere. The menu will change frequently, but there will be shared charcuterie boards, sausage sandwiches, housemade pretzels and mussels with crusty bread.

Crave RI Food Festival Set for June 15 and 16

The CVS Health Charity Classic golf tournament adds a new two-day food festival to the lineup of events.

This year, in addition to the golf tournaments, visitors can also taste the fantastic food Rhode Island has to offer in a weekend of activities designed to raise money for organizations dedicated to helping children and families.

The Dogs are Taking Over the Catwalk for PetsEmpower

The doggy fashion show will help victims of domestic abuse find temporary foster homes for their pets.

The dogs are taking over the catwalk on Friday, May 12 from 7:30−9:30 p.m. PetsEmpower, Save One Soul Animal Rescue League and Bow chika Wow Town will put on a Pet Fashion Show Fundraiser at Bow Chicka Wow Town indoor dog park and doggy daycare in Warwick.