Casey Nilsson

StyleWeek's Covetable Accessories

Season Ten has come to an end, but our favorite local designs from StyleWeek's Accessories Showcase are available year round.

Loren Hope Lovers of color and all things Art Deco: This East Greenwich-based design house has something for you. lorenhope.com Dylanium Knits Dylan Uscher wowed us with the power of the knitting needle during Friday night's runway show, but we were most impressed with the Boston-based designer's super-soft scarves in rich, flattering tones for men and women. dylaniumknits.com Kent Stetson…

Jump, Tag and Skate Your Way to Spring

Keep warm with fun, action-packed indoor activities for every age.

Raise your hand if you’ve had it with snow. If not, click here or here; Rhode Island Monthly staffers have compiled just about every winter activity for the snow leopards among us. Me? I’d rather be inside. Wind chill is not my friend. But all that sitting certainly does something to one’s waistline. And courtesy of our friend, the groundhog,…

Theater By Women, About Women, For Women (and Men, If They Can Handle It)

This month, OUT LOUD Theatre brings the female experience to the stage with a play by a lauded Latina writer.

Providence’s newest troupe, OUT LOUD Theatre, is staging a cerebral production about womanhood and empowerment — one that, while written four decades ago, rings truer than ever. We caught up with artistic director Kira Hawkridge for a chat about OUT LOUD’s take on Cuban-American playwright Maria Irene Fornes’s Fefu and her Friends. The story, onstage February 19 to 28, follows…

Cinderblock Stories

An experimental theater in Providence brings true tales of incarceration to the stage.

Christopher Johnson is telling a story and he's saying it straight. Devoid of flourishes yet not without elegance, the acclaimed spoken word artist blankets an audience with the plain truth of his past growing up in Newark, New Jersey. “At fifteen, I was stealing cars. At sixteen, I was selling cocaine. I loved this shit, this is what I lived…

A Taste of Crooked Current Brewery

Rhode Island’s tiniest brewery crafts flavors for all palates.

It’s less than 400 square feet, but this pint-sized Pawtucket brewery packs in a whole lot of flavor with wheat, pale ale and seasonal beers ripe for the tasting (Chocolate Cherry Stout, anyone?). I stopped by the brewery over the weekend to chat with co-owners Nichole Pelletier — Rhode Island’s first female brewmaster — and Jay Lourenco, her partner in…

Theater Takeaway: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

The underdogs meet their fate in an engrossing night of theater.

Even the little guys have stories of their own. Tom Stoppard’s fabulous play, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, follows two minor characters from Shakespeare’s Hamlet. It sounds intimidating: Stoppard and Shakespeare, two of the quickest playwrights in history, come together for three acts of theater. But, for the most part, the play – first staged in London in the ’60s…

A Benefit for Thea Shaheen

Thea was wronged by her insurance company in December. Let's help make it right with a night of live local music.

This Thursday, the Columbus Theatre is coming through for a friend in need. Providence-based bands the Low Anthem, Gymshorts, Pixels and Pyramid will perform a benefit concert for Thea Shaheen, a transgender woman who experienced a pretty horrific ordeal involving her insurance company in December. Thea's a local musician herself who plays in Pyramid. Here's what the Columbus had to…

Theater Takeaway: Trinity Rep’s Middletown

Playwright Will Eno’s metaphysical play gets the stripped-down Trinity treatment.

We human beings are all but ordinary. Sure, we do our jobs, we’re agreeable, we move forward, in a sense, by placing one foot in front of the other every day. But beneath the surface, we harbor our own private storms. In Trinity Repertory Company’s Middletown, a story about a quiet small town in New England onstage now through February…

Web Extra: Newport Winter Festival

The twenty-seventh annual festival provides family-friendly and adult-centric fun in February.

Newport Winter Festival, an annual series of events that draws droves to the City by the Sea in midwinter, runs from February 13 to February 22. Favorite family-friendly events include a sand castle building contest, an ice sculpture demonstration, beach polo, a story time with the Frozen sisters and more. Adults will enjoy chili and chicken wing cookoffs, a comedy…

The Weekly Round-up: Five Can't-Miss Events

January 22–28.

Mummenschanz Bask in silence, shadows and big, funny faces at FirstWorks’ opening show of 2015. Mummenschanz, the experimental Swiss mime troupe that’s performed around the world for more than four decades, transcends age and cultural barriers by eliminating language, music and sound altogether. Instead, the crowd unites in delight over skits involving colorful, expressive masks, from wiry neon outlines to…