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Harry Potter Day at Escobar’s

Muggles far and wide will gather on Saturday for a magical day at Escobar's Highland Farm and Corn Maze.

The magical world of Harry Potter may only seem accessible through the books, movies or a trip to Universal Studios. But if you take the scenic route to Portsmouth this Saturday, you’ll find a corn maze filled with Potter-themed fun at Escobar’s Highland Farm. Depart from your own Hogwarts express (be it in the form of a minivan or convertible)…

Outsider Art in Pawtucket

Check out an event promoting "pure and honest and immediate" art.

Outsider art is having a moment. From St. Louis to New York City, outsider art fairs are attracting big-wig buyers and collectors, as well as your average Joe who enjoys the freshness of the work. Now you, local Rhode Islander, can peruse these extraordinary artworks without leaving state boundaries. As part of the annual Pawtucket Arts Festival, on September 19,…

StyleWeek Kicks Off Tonight with Five Nights of Fashion

This eleventh season, the catwalk will be set up in a brand new location, the ballroom at the Providence G Building from Sept. 14-18.

StyleWeek’s Spring 2016 shows promise to dress up Providence in stunning looks from local designers. This eleventh season, the catwalk will be set up in a brand new location, the ballroom at the Providence G Building (100 Dorrance St.) from Sept. 14-18. The Accessory Showcase is always free and open to the public, and this year, it will be held…

Take It Easy at Rhythm and Roots

Dance away to bluegrass, cajun and more at this festival on September 4 to 6.

Every Labor Day weekend since 1981, the sound of music emanates from Ninigret Park in Charlestown. The Rhythm and Roots Festival is celebrating its thirty-fifth year September 4−6, and the man behind it all is Charles “Chuck” Wentworth. “It grew out of the Cajun and Bluegrass Festival, but with that we were limited in what we could book,” he says….

The Dish: Chez Innovation Inspires Food Industry Dreams

The Moses Brown summer camp exposed students to some of the best Rhode Island food businesses, including the Southside Community Land Trust and Amos House.

A group of teens meanders through an urban paradise. Verdant greens shoot out of soft soil, grapes dangle on vines and the aroma of basil permeates the air. A siren reminds them that they are still in an asphalt jungle. The teens are exploring the Southside Community Land Trust’s City Farm, wandering through patches of gooseberry bushes and pea shoots…

Five Can't-Miss Events of the Week: Sept. 3–9

Rhythm and Roots, Jurassic drive-in, EG art and more.

Rhythm and Roots Festival With multiple stages catering to audiences young and old, the festival is a smorgasbord of dancing, singing and getting your groove on. Kids can listen to storytellers at the Family Stage while musicians from different genres jam out together on the Heritage Stage. This year’s big-name acts include the Mavericks, Los Lobos, Steve Riley and the…

An Epic Free-For-All for High Schoolers

Tell your favorite theatrical teen about this free ticket offer.

Painter Robert Henri said, “I am interested in art as a means of living a life; not as a means of making a living.” Epic Theatre, the resident company at the Artists' Exchange in Cranston, has taken this to heart with its new Free-for-All education initiative. To encourage students to attend the variety of shows offered, Epic will reserve a…

The Dish: Where to Try Providence's Rarest Cup of Coffee

Vanuatu Coffee Roasters on Federal Hill serves artisan-crafted, single island origin coffee from the Republic of Vanuatu.

Coffee is arguably the lifeblood of Rhode Island. Dunkin’ Donuts shops pop up like dandelions and Autocrat coffee syrup pumps through our veins. Providence was even on a list of Travel and Leisure’s Best Coffee Cities in 2013, beating out San Francisco. So it really isn’t surprising that there is a new coffee shop on Federal Hill. Vanuatu Coffee Roasters…

Five Can't-Miss Events of the Week: Aug. 6–12

Seafood, Foo fun, reggae and more great events in Rhode Island.

Charlestown Seafood Festival Rhode Island isn’t called the Ocean State for nothing. Celebrate the bounty of the sea at the Charlestown Seafood Festival, an event where when you “see food” — pun intended — you will most definitely want to eat it. Lobstah, chowdah, steamahs and more will be on hand for consumption and an array of activities and rides…

5 Local Cocktails to Celebrate National Tequila Day

These tasty drinks are worlds away from the saying, "One tequila, two tequila, three tequila, floor."

While we don’t know who designated it so or why, July 24 is National Tequila Day. Though we may not be a border state, Rhode Island bars serve up some mean tequila and mezcal-based cocktails. Oh, and our state cocktail, the Rhode Island Red, is tequila-based, so you can pretty much say tequila is just as Rhode Island as coffee…