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The ALS Ice Bucket Meets Coffee Milk Challenge

Larry Kaplan stopped in Providence as part of his 50in30 Challenge for which he's traveling to fifty states and having buckets be filled with local substances to be dumped over his head.

The ALS Bucket Challenge, which went viral two summers ago, raised more than $220 million for the ALS Association and funded the discovery of a new gene that appears to contribute to ALS. The challenge was started by Nancy Frates, the mother of former Boston College basketball player Peter Frates, but quickly spread via social media across the country and…

See Rhode Island's State Donkey at the Democratic National Convention

The fiberglass mules are part of the "Donkeys Around Town" scavenger hunt, and each one represents a DNC delegation for the fifty states, plus DC and six U.S. territories.

As scandal shakes the Democratic National Convention, a more lighthearted form of donkey hunting is also going on in Philadelphia this week. The DNC host committee has invited visitors to take part in its "Donkeys Around Town" scavenger hunt featuring artist-painted donkeys installed at locations throughout the city. Using a smartphone app and the hashtag #dncdonkey, participants can win prizes…

Here's Your Chance to Own a Piece of the Tent

Collectibles featuring Warwick Musical Theatre's iconic circular stage will help raise funds for Ocean State Theatre Company.

Many Rhode Islanders fondly remember the Tent, also known as Warwick Musical Theatre from 1955 to 1999. Although the location is now a Lowe’s, here’s your chance to own a memento from the theater. The nonprofit Ocean State Theatre Company received a donation from Larry Bonoff to offer the public original pieces of the circular stage from the Warwick Musical…

Newport Folk Yeah

Go backstage and in the water at one of Rhode Island's most storied festivals.

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The Dish: Diner's Update: July/ August 2016

The latest Rhode Island food, drink, dining and restaurant news.

EVENTS 7/10−7/23 Providence Restaurant Weeks is now happening over the next two weeks in July. Choose from three-course lunches at $14.95 and three-course dinners at $29.95 or $34.95, as well as two-for-one specials at nearly 100 restaurants. Check the website for participating restaurants and menus. For Rhode Island Monthly staff Restaurant Week picks, click here. 7/14 You don’t have to be in…

6 Local Ways to Celebrate Bastille Day

Whether it's dressing the part, making your own party or dining at a great French restaurant, we've got you covered with ways to honor the French National Day.

Today, July 14, is Bastille Day. The date signifies the start of the French Revolution more than 200 years ago in 1789 in Paris. Think of it as the French version of Fourth of July in America. Wait what? An opportunity to celebrate in red, white and blue again this summer? We’ll take it, especially if it means Champagne and…

The Dish: Q-and-A: Ocean House and Weekapaug Inn Food Forager

Chef Paul McComiskey builds relationships with local farmers and food producers to bring the most seasonal local ingredients to menus at the Ocean House properties.

What does it mean to be a food forager? We try to source everything we can within 150 miles of the properties: the Ocean House, the Weekapaug Inn, the Watch Hill Inn and our new venture in Mystic, Connecticut, Spicer Mansion. That 150 miles covers all of Rhode Island, Connecticut, Massachusetts and parts of upstate New York and southern parts…

WBRU Annual Summer Concert Series Begins Friday

Enjoy free alternative rock concerts every Friday, all summer long at Waterplace Park.

The true mark of a Providence summer is a free outdoor concert courtesy of WBRU. The sun is setting at Waterplace Park, the Providence skyline is ahead, and kayakers are enjoying tunes from the water. Nearby bars and restaurants gear up for the influx of pre- and post-concert patrons. It’s truly a Providence family affair. An exciting lineup is on…

Taylor Swift and Squad Show Love for Rhode Island at Fourth of July Bash

The Grammy Award-winning singer and her celeb and model friends invaded Westerly, and all the international press ate it up.

Thank you Taylor Swift and friends for visiting the Ocean State over the weekend for the Grammy Award-winning singer's annual pre-Fourth of July bash, and putting Rhode Island on the map once again. The singer's group of friends partied at Taylor's mansion on Watch Hill (conveniently located within snooping distance of the Ocean House), and it included Taylor's new boyfriend…

Attend Angela Moore's Annual Fashion Show and Champagne Brunch

Spend your Thursday morning at the spectacular Rosecliff mansion soaking up seaside fashion.

Veer off your regular Thursday routine, pull out your favorite fancy summer dress from your closet and head over to Angela Moore’s annual Fashion Show and Champagne Brunch on July 7 from 9:30−11:30 a.m. at the spectacular Rosecliff mansion in Newport. Start your day off by taking a Hollywood-worthy photo on the Red Carpet staircase inside the mansion, then breathe…