Things To Do

Stay Motivated with a Fall 5K or Ultramarathon

Enter the Monster Dash in Providence or challenge a team in Rhode Island's Six-Hour Ultramarathon and Relay.

October and November are the perfect months for running. The weather is nice and cool and the scenery of color-changing leaves is breathtaking. Add some Halloween costumes to the mix and you have live entertainment. There are so many fun 5Ks, marathons and other running events going on that it is easy to stay motivated before we are tempted to…

Smart Season

It’s about that time of year where we transition from spending free time outdoors to ducking in somewhere warm and cozy. But the excesses of modern indoor life — TV, video games, snacks, more TV, more snacks, some reading, maybe a Netflix binge — doesn’t necessarily equate to good mental and social health. Sit in on the following lectures, screenings…

Every Day is a Food Truck Festival in Providence

The Newport Food Truck Festival is coming to Newport Yachting Center this Sat., Oct. 20 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m., but you don’t have to wait for a festival to try them all.

The Newport Food Truck Festival is coming to Newport Yachting Center this Sat., Oct. 20 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Rhode Islanders are excited to try eats from Ocean State trucks and out-of-state mobile vendors. But did you know there are food truck “events” in Providence every week, and almost every day? You don’t have to wait for a festival and…

History in the Baking

An educator at the Rhode Island Historical Society is recreating historic recipes in her own kitchen.

When Edgar Allen Poe’s fiancee Sarah Helen Whitman had a few friends over to her Providence home for a séance, what might she have served her guests? Elyssa Tardiff has spent more than a year researching that and other historical culinary questions on her wonderful blog, Relishing History. As director of the Newell D. Goff Center for Education and Public…

RISD Entrepreneurs Share Secrets of Success

RISD alum and co-founder of Airbnb Joe Gebbia is kicking off the school's Entrepreneur Mindshare.

How would you like to stay in a sunny apartment in Barcelona for $33 a night? Or maybe a redwood treehouse in the mountains of Santa Cruz is more your style. They’re both available through Airbnb, the brainchild two RISD graduates, Joe Gebbia and Brian Chesky. The idea of a virtual community for short-term accommodations around the world was born…

Young Actor Steals Spotlight in Catch Me If You Can

Catch Me If You Can has touched down at the Providence Performing Arts Center for its national tour, and it's about as racy as a Disney movie.

Tony Award-nominated Catch Me If You Can has touched down at the Providence Performing Arts Center for its national tour, and it’s about as racy as a Disney movie. But who doesn't like a good Disney movie? If you’ve seen the 2002 film starring Leonardo DiCaprio and directed by Steven Spielberg, you’ll remember the alluring women and edge-of-your-seat drama based…

Sneak Peek into the Magic Behind King Lear

Walls collapse, rain floods the stage and eyes are gouged out. We went behind the scenes to learn how it's done.

If you haven’t had the opportunity to check out Trinity Repertory Company’s production of King Lear by William Shakespeare then we suggest you do. The riveting performance demonstrates what happens after a father divides his power between his three daughters. Driven by impudence, flattery, ambition and selfishness, each generation quickly discovers betrayal within the devastated family. This masterpiece, directed by…

A Midlife Crisis Like No Other

The first production of the season at 2nd Story Theatre is a tragedy at its heart.

Martin was having a very good week. He was turning fifty, had been commissioned to design a city of the future and was the youngest architect ever to be awarded with the prestigious Pritzker Prize. And after many years of marriage, he was still in love with his wife.   But as Edward Albee’s play The Goat, or Who Is…

Give & Glam: A Perfect Girls' Night Out

Give & Glam, on Oct. 4 from 6-9 p.m., combines shopping, cocktails and charity in a gorgeous oceanside setting, Belle Mer on Newport’s Goat Island.

Next Thursday night is the ultimate girls’ night out! Give & Glam, happening on Oct. 4 from 6-9 p.m., combines shopping, cocktails and charity in a gorgeous oceanside setting, Belle Mer on Newport’s Goat Island. The charity-focused shopping, fashion and beauty event is hosted by local television news reporter Julie Ruditzky Loffredi, and it involves dozens of vendors featuring everything…

Mixing Family and Politics in After the Revolution

There's no better time for Amy Herzog’s political play After the Revolution, which opens the Gamm Theatre’s twenty-eighth season.

The Presidential election is weeks away, and from Facebook to the dinner table, Americans are loudly expressing their political beliefs. For that reason, there’s no better time for Amy Herzog’s political play After the Revolution, which opens the Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre’s twenty-eighth season. The performance takes audience members inside a tight knit family circle with a strong political bond, built…