Culture

Good intention

Don’t know about you all, but I’m feeling a little frayed. Summer’s great and all, but constant commitments, visitors, and the feeling that I have a duty to squeeze every drop of fun possible out of the (rarely) sunny days can leave me quivering at my desk come Monday morning. So it was really nice that a friend followed up…

While We Were Out

We were playing a little hooky yesterday. Every summer, we sneak away from the office for one afternoon to catch the PawSox, hands-down one of the best ways to while away a few summer hours in Rhode Island. Yesterday, we lucked out with sunny skies and a warm breeze, and though we lost, it was a great chance to hang…

The Hangover Report: Best of Rhode Island Party

We’re a little late posting today. It has absolutely nothing to do with wine. Jenna and I are trying to cobble together an account of last night’s party. It’s tough, because all the people who organized it are (deservedly) out of the office today. They are resting. This is why:More than 1,200 people showed up to the Best Of Rhode…

Time to Celebrate the "Best"

The office is positively buzzing today. Why? Because tonight is our annual Best of Rhode Island Party at PPAC, an event we like to refer to as the “Best” party of the year. Our marketing department is working furiously to get everything set up right now. For the editors, the hard work was finished about a month ago when we…

Doggie Yoga

Some of our readers may have noticed that we’ve been running a cute pet photo contest, and as someone who lives with two cats, it pains me to point out that the majority of the 560 (!!) very cute contest photos are of D.O.G.s  So as a public service to our dog lovers, I’d like to direct you to Doga…

The Running of the Waiters

Bob Burke, bowtie in place, bullhorn in hand, knows how to put on a good show. Give the Pot au Feu owner a gun (as in the fake kind you fire at the start of a race), and things get even better. Yesterday, in honor of Bastille Day, Burke hosted his twenty-third-annual Bastille Day waiters race. Servers broke out the…

Connect at Los Andes

It’s time for the July Connect Providence event, and this time it’s at Los Andes, a new Bolivian and South American restaurant on Chalkstone Avenue in Providence. This is exactly the kind of place I always mean to check out but never actually do, so thanks, Owen and Mike. Here’s what they have to say (check out their web site…

Don't Miss SoundSession'09

If you haven’t checked it out yet, you must make a point to go to SoundSession ’09 before it ends on Saturday. The lineup includes everything from reggae and hip hop to poetry and takes place at various locations around the city including the Xxodus Café, Lupo’s and Local 121 all at various admission price points. And the entire festival…

Westside Thursdays

Through July and August Providence’s Armory District will be the place to while away your Thursday evenings, with six free concerts at Dexter Training Ground. It might even stop raining for some of them. Hosted by that fine organization the West Broadway Neighborhood Association, the concerts run from 6 to 8 p.m. Tonights’s is swing and big band from the…

The 411 on RI Nightlife

It’s easy to dismiss any description of Rhode Island’s nightlife as “happening” –– especially if you’re over the age of 21. But I recently stumbled across a local website that might prove otherwise. Tonightinri.com touts itself as “your one-stop destination for Rhode Island’s expansive nightlife and dining scene.” The jury’s still out on the expansive part, but the rest seems…