Culture

Bocce in the City

Have you ever walked down Wickenden Street and wondered about that giant plot of gravel scattered with green benches that’s located right next to Tazza? Well I have. I always assumed it was just a really cool public space created for the sole purpose of outdoor enjoyment and a place for workers in the area to escape to for lunch…

Drink and Be Merry

Cinco de Mayo couldn’t have fallen on a more gorgeous day. Even if it weren’t the fifth of May, I think I might be dreaming of margaritas, my feet up, a back porch and some good friends. Okay, back to the reality that is my air-conditioned office. In preparation for the festivities for which I will partake in later this…

You Had to Be There

There was a small moment during Trinity’s matinee of The Odd Couple this past Sunday that sums up live theater: A pickle, slapped off an actor’s plate during a poker game, flew out to the front row and hit a lady in the shoulder. The audience shrieked (did that just happen?) before erupting into laughter, while equally stunned actor Joe…

Polar Challenge – live updates!

So remember Ellen Piangerelli, the Providence resident who is participating in an icey endurance fest, the Polar Challenge? Well you can now catch up with her as she and her two teammates – they’re currently in fifth place –  race against competitors from all around the world over 320 nautical miles of snow to the magnetic North Pole. The Polar…

Om-azing

Happy Friday! What’re your plans for the weekend? If nothing else, I’m hoping to get to a yoga class at the new Shri Studio in downtown Pawtucket. The space (in the McDevitt Building) looks beautiful and at 3,000 square feet it’s the largest yoga studio in the state, according to its owners. Shri boasts a rather extensive class schedule, including free (donation-based) community sessions every Tuesday. I’ve also got my eye on owner…

The Egyptian Chariot and Afternoon Revelry

Pippa keeps feeding me good blog stuff: Yesterday, she spotted photos and video of Brown student Sean Bagge’s handmade Egyptian chariot, which he created at Keeseh Studio in Pawtucket out of bent hardwood, raw hide, leather and some nifty mechanical engineering. (People are awesome.)I was just talking to Keeseh founder Asher Dunn, who is down at Brown this afternoon to…

Tax Day Freebies

It’s Tax Day! That day that many of us love to hate. But as they say, it’s one of the only things that’s certain in life, so no amount of grumbling is going make it go away. That said, several area restaurants are offering freebies and deals to make the dreaded day a little sweeter.-Starbucks: Bring your own mug in…

Wedding Walk

All I can think about right now is weddings because I’m in the middle of working on the second edition of our wedding-planning e-newsletter, Engaged. (great chat with Christina and Emily from Studio 539 and Paper Moss this morning!)In the course of researching all things bridal, I stumbled upon the fabulous sounding Wedding Walk going on in East Greenwich tomorrow from noon ’till 5. The event features giveaways, discounts…

Get Your Fill of the Arts this Weekend

Just a friendly little reminder that the Southeast New England Film, Music and Arts Festival started last night and continues throughout the weekend if you’re looking for something to do. This five-day event takes place around Providence and Pawtucket and showcases local musical and artistic talents in addition to screening eighty-seven short and feature-length films, so you’re sure to find…

Roller Derby is back, and now for Tea Partiers!

…well, ok, not that kind of Tea Partier. (Do we have many of those in Rhode Island?) It’s just going to be fun to see the Providence Roller Derby girls kick some British butt. That’s right, London Brawling are coming to test their mettle against the RI Riveters on Sunday, April 18, at 3 p.m. at the Providence Convention Center….