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Double the Fun At Children's Museum

A recent trip to the Children’s Museum paid summery dividends – the museum has two new exhibits, both outside, which for me at least really ups its ranking as a warm-weather play spot. One, called Underland, features tunnels, wooden toys and furniture, all cleverly mimicking an underground ecosystem – watch out for the worms! And I covet the tree-stump chandeliers,…

Get Your (Green) Drink On

It’s shaping up for be an absolutely gorgeous weekend! Start yours off early with drinks on the roof of the super-sleek Peerless Building from 5 to 8 p.m. On the third Thursday of each month, Providence Green Drinks meets to bring otherwise disparate folk together, toast, and talk about environmental issues that are near and dear to them in either…

Noisemaking

I haven’t really been following the World Cup, but I have been cheerfully following the outrage over vuvuzelas. It’s hard not to be kind of charmed by the idea of a plastic trumpet wreaking global chaos. Today’s update is that the Official Website to Ban Vuvuzelas shut down after 80,000 angry websters crashed it with their votes against the “deafening…

Block Island Update

I was lucky enough to visit the island last weekend with family, and there is a new restaurant: McNamara’s, adding a fourth point to what used to be the Bermuda Triangle of Yellow Kittens, Captain Nick’s and the Albion Pub. This doubtless won’t make it any easier to get out of the Corn Neck/Ocean Ave intersection late on a Saturday…

Welcome, Portland Monthly!

…and all our other favorite magazines from around the country!Sunday and Monday is the City and Regional Magazine Conference, and this year, Providence is the host city. That means we’re the host publication, and our marketing staff has pulled out all the stops to welcome all these accomplished writers, editors and publishers and show them what a great city this…

Summer in the City-State

Nothing signals the start of summer in Rhode Island like the season’s first full WaterFire lighting. Which is tonight (starting at 8:16 sharp)!In fact, this weekend is positively jam-packed with events, including Fort Adams Family Day, the Great Chowder Cook-Off, the Taste of Block Island, the Newport Artisans’ Fair, Providence Preservation Society’s Festival of Historic Houses, RISD Commencement (congrats, grads!) and the opening of the…

Celebrate the SATC2 Premiere

Hey ladies: looking for an excuse to have a girls’ night out? Well there’s an event going on tonight that promises to be a great time (and it supports a great cause at the same time). Tonight, the RGE salon in Warwick is hosting a Sex and the City 2 premiere party, complete with Moroccan food to fit the theme…

A Dress and a Date

This weather! So gorgeous! Two things to do:1. If you’ve been clearing clothes out of your closet to make room for summer stuff, you’ve probably spotted at least one work suit, dress or skirt that you love but that doesn’t quite fit right. Give it away! We wrote about Peggy Porter Quinlan and her daughter, Melissa, in our May issue…

Ahead In the Heat: Cool Theater

There’s a lot to look forward to this summer for theater lovers. First off, Trinity Rep and the Gamm wrap up their regular seasons at the end of the month; there’s a little more than a week left to see Syringa Tree and Rock ‘n’ Roll. I saw Syringa Tree this past weekend and it was marvelous. It’s a rare…

I Heart Frankie Valli

I was possibly one of the youngest people at Saturday’s matinee of Jersey Boys, but I shouldn’t have been. So fun! And I went a little reluctantly. First, it was gorgeously sunny on Saturday afternoon and I was tempted to linger on Westminster instead of heading into a dark theater. Second, I’m not a huge fan of musicals. I do…