Amanda Levenson

The Dish: 3 Spots for Bubble Tea

The tea drink contains addictive little bubbles made with tapioca pearls or fruit jelly.

Bubble tea, also known as boba tea, typically begins with a tea base mixed with fruit or milk, complemented by chewy tapioca balls or fruit jelly that settles on the bottom.

Five Can’t-Miss Events: Sept. 14–20

StyleWeek Northeast returns, autumn is in the air at two fall festivals and more fun things to do.

1. Apple Festival It’s the right way to kick off fall. Join more than 5,000 people for a weekend of fun, great food and apple pie that beats Mom’s — but we won’t tell her that. Indulge in all that is apple, while enjoying live entertainment, an apple pie baking contest, carnival rides, pony rides and a free kids zone. Free…

Girls Rock! RI Camp Inspires Young Rockers

Participants learn how to play instruments, practice with a band and work in group settings at the weeklong day camp.

Over the course of the week, they take instrument playing lessons, enjoy lunch performances from guests, experience band practice and create band art. They also engage in workshops about feminism, media literacy and other topics.

Five Can’t-Miss Events: Aug. 10–16

Get thy butt to Shakespeare in the park, pet animals at the Washington County Fair, watch Jaws on the beach and more fun things to do.

1. The Looff You’ll be far from aloof at the Looff, since the festival is back this year with even more artists artisans, and entertainment. Put on by the East Providence Arts Council, the event will showcase a long list of artisan wares, including fine paintings, photography, pottery, sculptures and metal works. From serious art to creative play, the festival has…

Five Can’t-Miss Events: July 27–August 2

Peruse antiques and cultural goods, get your sea legs on in Narragansett and more fun things to do.

1. Newport Antiques Show Image from Newport Antiques Show. Get caught between the past and present as you peruse items that make grandma’s birthday seem recent. More than forty of the country’s top dealers will showcase paintings, furniture, folk art, jewelry, purses and fine and decorative arts. Get a first look at the Gala Preview Party, catch a lecture or booth…