Grace Kelly

PPL Launches "On The Table" Exhibit

The Providence Public Library kicks off a series of food-related activities, talks and more.

The Providence Public Library presents "On the Table," an exhibition that explores how a simple meal at a table anchors so much of who we are. To celebrate, they are hosting a launch party tomorrow evening at 5:30 p.m., which will feature a food art installation by Tony and Marina Balko and music by Mark and Sam Taber. So, what exactly is…

Take a Dive: Chengdu Taste

It might not look like much on the outside, but Chengdu Taste has some of the best Chinese in town.

Dive joints, whether for drink or food, are classics for a reason.  Maybe it's the Aesop fable-like virtue of "appearances can be deceiving" or the thrill of stumbling, sometimes literally, upon a hidden gem.  Either way, Chengdu Taste in Pawtucket is a dive worth diving into.  Unless you're in New York City or some other hot and poppin' culinary mecca,…

Letters: Family Ties, Free Tuition

Rhode Island Monthly readers weigh in.

“Curling Comes to Rhode Island,” January Awesome! It's the only Olympic sport that you can drink beer and play at the same time! John Covey VIA Facebook “Family Ties,” January The original New York System hot wiener restaurant is on Smith Street in Providence and was founded in 1927. When I was a youngster going to junior high school I…

Five Can't-Miss Events of the Week: Feb. 23–March 1

Hear Bach while you drink beer, learn about Rhode Island's food future and see Blue Oyster Cult live in concert.

Beer and Bach at Foolproof Brewery Beer and Bach brings two very different stimulus together for an evening of frothy libation and musical titillation. Beer and Bach is a project created by world renowned cellist Steuart Pincombe. He started the program in Amsterdam and, after his success there, has taken it to breweries all over the world. Pincombe comes to Rhode…

Beer Lover's Guide: Craft Beer Bars

Local bars pour regional and faraway favorites.

The Wild Colonial This Providence pub’s name turns a derogatory Irish term into something to be celebrated. The historic tavern’s eighteen draft lines fill glasses with an ever-rotating list of classic brews — can you say Guinness? — and the latest trends in craft beer, ranging from selections from Maine Beer Company, AleSmith and Wicked Weed to Sean Larkin’s Dry…

Five Can't-Miss Events of the Week: Feb. 16–22

Celebrate WINEter, listen to Beethoven's Eroica!, check out the films at the Providence Children's Film Festival and more.

Beethoven's Eroica  The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra and Music School present Eroica, the classic Beethoven symphony inspired by Napoleon and the French Revolution, a bombastic and emotionally charged masterpiece. Beethoven wrote this groundbreaking work using broad swaths of sound to demonstrate his feelings through music, creating a piece that bursts with vibrancy. Larry Rachleff is at the helm as conductor, where…

A Jaunt Through Pretty, Patriotic Bristol

This bayside town boasts movie star looks and a colorful history.

I f you’re like me, when you think of Bristol, Rhode Island (not to be confused with Bristol County, Massachusetts, or Bristol, England), you conjure up visions of Fourth of July festivities. And guess what? You’re pretty spot on.   But Bristol is multifaceted, and just as there’s much more to a model than looks, this compact place has deeper…

Theater Takeaway: Trinity Rep's A Midsummer Night's Dream

Shakespeare's classic, raunchy and comedic tale gets a fanny pack strapped on and is doused in hairspray.

Looking back at my notes after seeing a play is telling. There are doodles when the play is dull, meticulous phrases when it's serious and incoherent scribbles when it's exciting.  With Trinity Rep's rendition of A Midsummer Night's Dream, the incoherent scribbles flowed forth.  Trinity's A Midsummer Night's Dream is set at a high school in 1986, and it works;…

Backstage at PPAC's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

We spoke to some of the stars, including two adorable (yes, adorable) rats.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time treats you to sensory overload — and I mean that in the best way possible.  A dog is dead, pierced with a garden fork. This is when we enter the world, well, the mind, really, of Christopher Boone, a fifteen-year-old on the autism spectrum. Played by Adam Langdon, Christopher attempts to…

Five Can't-Miss Events of the Week: Feb. 9–15

Get thee to the theater (three amazing shows are running), snag some winter deals in Newport and take a dip for Save the Bay.

A Midsummer Night's Dream at Trinity Rep  Have a couple laughs and bask in the romance of a Shakespearean classic at Providence’s historic Trinity Repertory Company. Directed by Tyler Dobrowsky, this rendition of A Midsummer Night’s Dream is set at a high school dance in the '80s, and we all know what that means: shoulder pads, big music and even bigger hair!…