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The Weekly Round-up: Aug. 9–15

Art history, brews in the park, a funky reggae party and more!

Five can't-miss events of the week.   "Historias: Latin American Works on Paper" Latin American artists engage with the continent’s rich social and political history while returning to their own cultural roots in “Historias,” opening on Friday at RISD Museum. Works by Wifredo Lam, Diego Rivera and Sebastião Salgado, among others, hearken back to the culture’s pre-Columbus origins and offer…

Rhode Island Running Clubs

Make running a team sport by joining one of these running groups.

Running may be a solitary sport, but there are many local groups that turn it into a team effort. Join one of these running clubs or weekly races and meet people just as obsessed with pounding the pavement as you. Rhode Runner Running Club The Rhode Runner running club meets on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. and on Saturdays at 8…

The Weekly Round-up: June 21–27

A history lesson, big top fun, a solstice celebration and more!

Five can't-miss events of the week. How Christian an Understanding Can we still live by the rules of centuries past? An expert panel, including The New York Times bestselling author John M. Barry, will deconstruct Rhode Island’s charter, written in 1661, and ponder how its ideas relate to modern culture. Barry and his fellow panelists — religious studies professor Daniel…

Mini-Golf, Maximum Fun

It's not summer without a trip to the local putt-putt for a round of eighteen.

(Editor's note: Due to a production error, the version of this list that ran in our June issue was incorrect. Josh Burdick's title was also incorrect in previous versions.) Adventureland Inspired by the Japanese game Pachinko, Hole 15 on this eighteen-hole course is the closest thing you’ll find to vertical pinball. Just a gentle tap sets the ball careening down…

A Daytripper’s Guide to Block Island

Our favorite way to see Block Island in one budget-friendly day.

As a kid, I used to spend weekends out on Block Island helping — though they might use a different word — my grandparents run their bed and breakfast in New Harbor. When I wasn’t turning down sheets or picking wildflowers for guest bouquets, I often watched days turn into nights from a sandy spot with a clear view to…

Athleta Arrives at Providence Place Mall

The active wear shop hosts free fitness classes (everything from yoga to boot camp) and organized groups for running and other activities.

It just got easier to be stylish while working out. Athleta in the Providence Place mall celebrated its grand opening this week, providing comfortable, functional workout wear for the fashionista who likes to hike, run, swim, paddleboard, surf, do yoga and even ski. Rhode Island Monthly assisted with the grand opening party, which included an exclusive shopping event. This is…

The Weekly Round-Up: April 5–11

Rhode Island Monthly's guide to the can't-miss events of the week. Restaurant Week Newport is famous for its sky-high tourist prices. But for ten days, that changes. Visit the City by the Sea to enjoy delectable, discounted local cuisine from more than forty venues. The restaurants of Newport are offering three-course lunches for $16 and three-course dinners for $30, and…

Becoming the Bully

Five Roger Williams University students discover new ways to tackle bullying.

This Friday afternoon, with ribbon and markers in-hand, Central Fall High School students will tell their bullies how they really feel. “The students will write down what they would say to their bullies on pieces of ribbon,” says event organizer Theresa Agonia, a senior at Roger Williams University in Bristol. “Then, at 3 p.m., we’ll all hang them in the…

Twenty-Five Years of Modern Dance

Fusionworks will feature audience favorites and a new dance.

Deb Meunier was having a beer with an internationally known choreographer named Mel Wong about twenty-five years ago and confided her dream to start her own dance company. But she told him she had no money, no knowledge and no idea how to do it. “He just looked at me and he said, y'ou keep lining up all the reasons…

Stay Motivated with a Fall 5K or Ultramarathon

Enter the Monster Dash in Providence or challenge a team in Rhode Island's Six-Hour Ultramarathon and Relay.

October and November are the perfect months for running. The weather is nice and cool and the scenery of color-changing leaves is breathtaking. Add some Halloween costumes to the mix and you have live entertainment. There are so many fun 5Ks, marathons and other running events going on that it is easy to stay motivated before we are tempted to…