Things To Do

Choose Your 'Only in Rhody' Adventure

Take one of fifteen tours that highlight what's great about the state.

Learn to kayak along the Blackstone River, look for ghosts, visit some of the sites that inspired “The Family Guy.” Those are just a few of the ways you can experience what makes Rhode Island great. For the ninth year, Tour Rhode Island is showcasing some of the beauty, history, nature, culture and yes, quirkiness, that characterizes Rhode Island. There…

Clowning Around with Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus

Associate editor Jamie Coelho gets a clown makeover from Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus is coming to the Providence Dunkin' Donuts Center May 4-7, and they sent two clowns, Mike and Rob, to show me what it takes to make it as a clown in the circus. They call it Clown College. I call it letting your inner Bozo out of the cage. I didn’t quite know…

The Best of the Rest

We’re just past the halfway mark. Voting for the Best of Rhode Island readers’ poll will close in less than two weeks. It’s not every day you get the chance to vocalize loudly your love for your favorite local businesses. And in this poll, your voice certainly counts. Back in 2008, when I was still in college, I was home…

Titanic Mania, 100 Years Later

With the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the RMS Titanic just days away on April 15, we’re wondering how connected Rhode Island is to the most famous shipwreck in American history. According to quahog.org, the “Unsinkable Molly Brown,” a first-class Titanic survivor who was represented in the 1997 film by actress Kathy Bates, summered in Rhode Island. Though she…

Still Altogether Kooky

"The Addams Family" is back in a fun production at PPAC.

You know it’s not going to be a typical musical when you’re told to keep your guillotines and flame-throwers to yourself. The musical production of “The Addams Family” now playing at PPAC as part of its Broadway Series is based on the macabre family created by cartoonist Charles Addams and popularized on television. Filled with surprises, witty lines, fun song-and-dance…

Lessons for Women at Women's Summit at Bryant University

Each speech and session delivered helpful advice for all professional women, whether you are just kicking off your career, developing your goals, or trying to start a small business. Here are twelve pearls of wisdom for women:

Last week, I attended the Women’s Summit at Bryant University, where I had the opportunity to hear from strong women leaders like Carla Harris, managing director and head of the Emerging Manager Platform at Morgan Stanley, and Mika Brzezinski, co-host of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” Actress Marlee Matlin also delivered the closing keynote speech. The conference involved many separate panel discussions…

Checkin' Out for a Cause

Check out your favorite Rhode Islanders while supporting literacy in Providence.

Usually when you check people out at the library, it’s a completely different monster than checking out books. But the folks at the Providence Community Libraries don’t seem to think so. This Friday, local personalities will be offered up as living books at the Great Checkout, a gala to support the expansion of PCL’s educational and cultural programming for youths…

A Different Kind of Egg

Learn the Ukranian art of egg decorating this weekend.

Break out your grubby clothes and welcome spring this Saturday by making an egg your canvas. The Audubon Society is holding its annual workshop on pysanky, the Ukranian art of decorating eggs on March 17 in Smithfield. The tradition celebrates fertility and spring and dates back centuries. The introductory class will take people through the history of pysanky, the process…

Enterprising Women Panel Video

Last week, RIM hosted our first-ever Enterprising Women breakfast, which included a terrific panel of three local women leaders who spoke about women’s health and stress in the workplace.

Last week, RIM hosted our first-ever Enterprising Women breakfast at Cardi’s in South Attleboro, which included a terrific panel of three local women leaders who spoke about women’s health and stress in the workplace. The showroom was transformed into a gorgeous garden soiree with bright flowers, table cloths and spreads of French toast, quiche and pancakes by Russell Morin Fine…

Can You Go Home Again?

Plays at Trinity Repertory Company and 2nd Story Theatre show that in some cases, it's not so easy.

For many, a return to a long-lost childhood home can bring back a flood of happy memories. Others can be haunted by it. George Brant’s play, The Mourners Bench, which is playing at Trinity Repertory Company, examines how three sets of characters are linked through a tragedy. The play opens with Bobby (Mauro Hantman) and his sister, Melissa (Angela Brazil),…