Orrin Hanratty

5 Takeaways from MM, a Play about Marilyn Monroe and Frankenstein

The play explores what it means to be a monster in Hollywood.

MM was written by North Smithfield resident and winner of Rhode Island State Council of the Arts Award, Barbara Schweitzer. While not a perfect play, it has a complex and nuanced perspective on stardom. It launches an armada of questions and curiosities that leave the viewer contemplating the nature of fame and its pressures on those who strive for and achieve it.

Coming Soon: Bayberry Beer Hall

The American beer hall will focus on craft pours, housemade pretzels, charcuterie and more on the West Side of Providence.

The focus is on American craft beer, locally sourced casual dining and a warm, welcoming communal atmosphere. The menu will change frequently, but there will be shared charcuterie boards, sausage sandwiches, housemade pretzels and mussels with crusty bread.

Crave RI Food Festival Set for June 15 and 16

The CVS Health Charity Classic golf tournament adds a new two-day food festival to the lineup of events.

This year, in addition to the golf tournaments, visitors can also taste the fantastic food Rhode Island has to offer in a weekend of activities designed to raise money for organizations dedicated to helping children and families.

The Dogs are Taking Over the Catwalk for PetsEmpower

The doggy fashion show will help victims of domestic abuse find temporary foster homes for their pets.

The dogs are taking over the catwalk on Friday, May 12 from 7:30−9:30 p.m. PetsEmpower, Save One Soul Animal Rescue League and Bow chika Wow Town will put on a Pet Fashion Show Fundraiser at Bow Chicka Wow Town indoor dog park and doggy daycare in Warwick.

The Podcasters of Rhode Island

5 local podcasts are making noise on the internet airwaves.

There is a quiet revolution happening all over the internet. It isn’t something you have to worry about; it’s not about changing how you think or what you think. It’s a type of content. In fact, it’s been around for years. The most curious thing about this revolution, however, is that it is so quiet and yet at the same time it is about sound. Welcome to the podcasting revolution!

John O’Hurley Returns to Rhode Island for PPAC’s Chicago

The Providence College grad, who starred in "Seinfeld" and hosted "Family Feud," plays Billy Flynn in the musical.

Chicago, the award-winning Broadway revival, is coming to the Providence Performing Arts Center for a five-day run, May 2–7. There is a lot to love about this musical: It’s the story of two performers, Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly, who are put in jail for murder in Prohibition-era Chicago.