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Today is Food Day!

Celebrate this year's theme, "Toward a Greener Diet," at planet-friendly eateries in Rhode Island.

Food is used to celebrate a number of events throughout the year: Thanksgiving, birthdays, weddings and more. But what about a day that celebrates food itself? That would be today: October 24. This year’s Food Day celebrates a greener diet. Today is a day to enjoy local food, green food and great food. The Food Day website offers insight on…

The Scoop on TEN31's New Digs

The "make pretend" experts celebrate their new studio space with Night at the Haunted Museum.

TEN31 Productions is best-known for making pretend; they have a staff of more than fifty living statues and character actors. TEN31 used to travel in order to perform, but now, with their own space within the Revel Factory in Pawtucket, they will host events of their own. Check out their first event, Night at the Haunted Museum, this Friday and…

Five Can't-Miss Events of the Week: Oct. 20–26

All Hallow's Eve is nearly upon us, plus a world premiere and good beers.

10,000 Things Right here in Providence, catch the world premiere of 10,000 Things, a play written and directed by Rhode Island’s foremost playwright, Erik Ehn, director of writing for performance at Brown University. The story follows two children who waltz into the woods, as told by eight different characters within the production. The show features three main elements: ensemble-based text,…

Exploring Providence's West Side

Hip-as-can-be boutiques, eateries and coffee shops beckon between Westminster and Broadway.

'Tis the season for coffee shops, cozy spots and trendy stores where we can stock up on fall and winter essentials. Lucky for us: The walkable West Side of Providence is best-known for its bakeries, shopping and hipster vibes. On foot, we confined our jaunt to two West Side neighborhoods: Westminster Street (the West Side one; don't let your GPS…

Five Can't-Miss Events of the Week: Oct. 13–19

Festivals for beer aficionados, film buffs, bibliophiles and more.

Beervana Fest There’s no better time than the present to enjoy some of the world’s best beer. Fortunately for Rhode Islanders, the eighth-annual Beervana Fest is coming soon. In response to the large turnout last year, Beervana added a second floor to the event and increased the number of breweries featured from forty-five to sixty tables — that’s 250 plus…

Your October Event Planner in Rhode Island

Stomp some grapes, cozy up on the bleachers and lose your wits in a forest of fears.

There's so much to do this fall, especially here in New England. So we put together an October itinerary so you can make the most of the season, one week at a time. 10/8–10: AutumnFest Kicking off the second weekend of October is AutumnFest at WWII Memorial State Park, 40 Snow St., Woonsocket. The event is three days, Oct. 8–10,…

Six Special Places to Go Apple Picking in Rhode Island

Pair your pick with hayrides, maple cotton candy and the inevitable cider doughnut (or three).

The weather doesn’t just confuse us New Englanders; it confuses the apples, too. The United States Drought Monitor shows that over the last three months, Rhode Island was abnormally dry. Despite the lack of rain, farm and orchard owners across the state say the quality of the apple has not been affected but instead, the supply. Good for us in…

Five Can't-Miss Events of the Week: Oct. 6–12

Jack-o-Lantern Spectacular There’s nothing quite like a home-carved pumpkin. There’s also nothing quite like the carving techniques featured at the Jack-o-Lantern Spectacular at the Roger Williams Park Zoo. The popular fall event is back again and ready for the masses of pumpkin-loving guests. To attend on any day between Monday and Thursday, tickets may be purchased online or at the…

Five Can't-Miss Events of the Week: Sept. 29–Oct. 5

Harvest Fair, RiverFest, African drumming and more.

Norman Bird Sanctuary Harvest Fair There's something for everyone at this old-fashioned fair. With the Harvest Fair’s lineup of seventeen food trucks, you won’t know what to snack on next. In addition to the food, the fair has live music both Saturday and Sunday. A different band will play every hour, starting at 11 a.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m….

Support Breast Cancer Awareness Month with Charity Walks, WaterFire and Pink Cake

Rhode Island is jam-packed with opportunities to join in on the cause.

October and the color pink are reminders to people everywhere that one in eight women (about 12 percent) across the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. The National Breast Cancer Foundation says early detection of the disease is the key to survival and frequent screening and examinations help to aid initial discovery. As part of…