Grace Kelly

Five Can't-Miss Events of the Week: July 9–15

Events for foodies, music fans, kite lovers, artsy types and old salts.

Burnside Music Series Kickoff Salsa and sangria: Is there a better combination? Burnside Park’s swinging family-friendly series launches this week with Salsa y Gaitas, a band that blends the sounds of salsa, merengue, bachata and cumbia, coaxing you to baila, baila, baila! Although this is a beer garden and beer, wine and sangria will flow, the kids will also have…

Five Can't-Miss Events of the Week: June 25–July 1

Secret gardens, art fests, jazzy wine and more.

Secret Garden Tours Who can resist the temptation of a secret garden? See how Newport’s wealthy residents organize their plots of perennials at the biannual Secret Garden walking tour. Traipse amongst the tiger lilies, romanticize amidst the roses and learn the history behind the gardens of Newport’s Gilded Age. The tour runs rain or shine, and gourmet boxed lunches will…

This Weekend: Summer Solstice Lavender Extravaganza

Celebrate summer at an event dedicated to the aromatic purple plant.

Lavender is more than just a fragrance. Scientifically speaking, lavandula is a plant in the mint family and has many varieties that grow all over the world. But you don’t need to pop to England to find English lavender or fly to France for your French lavender fix. This Sunday, the Good Earth Organic Gardening Center will host a Lavender…

Five Can't-Miss Events of the Week: June 18–24

PrideFest, a Father's Day ride, plays in the park and more.

Newport Flower Show Hans Christian Andersen wrote, “Just living is not enough…One must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower.” Get your dose of botanical bliss at this year’s Newport Flower Show, a garden of rosy delights featuring special guest the American Beauty Rose. Besides admiring the beauty of the flowers, attend lectures and demonstrations, peruse the goods at the…

American Idol Auditions in Providence Thursday

Try out and maybe you'll be featured on Season XV of the popular TV show.

"American Idol" is searching for superstars in Rhode Island. Sing your heart out at the Alex and Ani City Center skating rink at 2 Kennedy Plaza in downtown Providence on June 18 from 9 a.m.−5 p.m., for a chance to land a spot on one of America’s most popular shows Make sure to get to the rink nice and early…

Your Once-a-Year Chance to Tour an Amazing Farm

The SVF Foundation, a pioneer in the preservation of heritage breed livestock, opens to the public for one day only on Saturday.

Swiss Village in Newport makes you think you took a wrong turn somewhere and ended up in Switzerland: quaint stone buildings appear amongst rolling hills of green grass with red shingle roofs glinting in the sun and the faint smell of the ocean lingering in the air. But Swiss Village is more than a random deposition of a Swiss town…

Five Can't-Miss Events of the Week: June 11–17

PVDFest, Gaspee Days, Hi Neighbor Block Party and more.

Providence International Arts Festival The arts take to the streets of Providence with dance, music and a variety of performances. Get your samba shoes on for Bixiga 70, an Afrobeat band from Sao Paulo, Brazil, and gape in awe at the Earth Harp, a musical spectacle featuring the world’s largest string instrument. And since Providence is home to a whole…

Former NBC News Correspondent Returns to Providence College

Mike Leonard returns to PC tomorrow to give a talk about his film, Providence, which focuses on transformative years at the college.

Mike Leonard, a Providence College class of 1970 alumnus, and former national correspondent for the “Today” show on NBC, will head a conversation between faculty and classmates about the transformative years at the college between 1966­­­­–70. The discussion will take place at Blackfriars Theatre at Providence College, this Sat., May 30 at 3 p.m. Leonard will show clips of his…