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Rhody Native Plants at This Week's Garden Show

Keep your landscape local with plants native to the Ocean State.

It's been wonderful to have a real winter this year, complete with snowmen, sledding, coyote tracks across the backyard, and white trees in the starlight, but it's also nice amid all this chilly weather to think about Spring. Our annual Rhode Island Spring Flower & Garden Show is buzzing in downtown Providence this week, to encourage all of us to…

Meet Some Local Enterpreneurs Thursday

The meet-ups on design and social enterprises are geared toward encouraging entrepreneurship in the state.

Looking for some career inspiration? You have two opportunities this Thursday night: Design Meet-up. Hannah Chung and Aaron Horowitz, co-founders of Sproutel, which makes interactive toys for kids with chronic illnesses, are teaming up with Nicole Mercer, a co-founder of Thryve, a mobile food coach, at a meet-up for new and experienced designers. Bring your laptop and get the chance…

The Dorrance Gets Shaking

The Harlem Shake, a viral video trend, comes to Providence.

Next Monday, the newest viral obsession to sweep the globe is bopping its way into the Dorrance in Providence, then bopping right out. It's the Harlem Shake, everybody, and now's your chance to join in on all the absurd fun. What's this Harlem Shake, you ask? Poke around on YouTube and you'll discover a bounty — read: 73,500 search results…

Becoming the Bully

Five Roger Williams University students discover new ways to tackle bullying.

This Friday afternoon, with ribbon and markers in-hand, Central Fall High School students will tell their bullies how they really feel. “The students will write down what they would say to their bullies on pieces of ribbon,” says event organizer Theresa Agonia, a senior at Roger Williams University in Bristol. “Then, at 3 p.m., we’ll all hang them in the…

StyleWeek Northeast: Nick Pini, Sarah Prost, Jonathan Joseph Peters

Saturday was the final night of shows for StyleWeek Northeast this season.

Models in long blonde wigs and vintage-inspired dresses closed out StyleWeek Northeast Saturday night with shows by designers Nick Pini, Sarah Prost and Jonathan Joseph Peters. Here's a peek at each one:  PINI, by Nick Pini: The recent grad from Massachusetts College of Art is inspired by audacious women, and his designs reflected that. His models strutted down the runway…

StyleWeek Northeast: Jillian Banta, Millie Bautista and Chances R Designs by Toni Lyn Spaziano

All three runway shows featured wearable clothing for the working woman.

All three runway shows featured wearable clothing for the working woman, as well as fun evening and special occasion looks for the daredevil vixen. Jillian Banta For this show, it was clear Jillian Banta’s inspiration came from the Mad Hatter tea party. Miniature hats and teacup hairpieces sat atop heads, and one blonde model wore a silver satin argyle print…

StyleWeek Northeast: Susan Troy, Tatiana Cueva and MEN

Read-to-wear, city chic and bedroom avant garde hit the runway on Thursday night.

Diverse designs and textures made their way down the SyleWeek runway Thursday night, with collections from Susan Troy, Tatiana Cueva and MEN. Susan Troy demonstrated a strategic use of fabric and color for a ready-to-wear (as in: Where can I buy it, like, today?) collection for the everyday woman. The mauve sweater and dip-dyed tights paired with a versatile eternity…

StyleWeek Northeast Videos: Kent Stetson, Kara Wickman and Stephanie Kolanko

StyleWeek Northeast had lots of surprises this session, including a visit by Providence's Big Nazo performance group, who presented Kent Stetson's handbags, pinup-worthy fashion by Kara Wickman and wearable feathers and fur by Stephanie Kolanko.

StyleWeek Northeast had lots of surprises this session, including a visit by Providence's Big Nazo performance group, who presented Kent Stetson's handbags as a performance, pinup-worthy fashion by Kara Wickman and wearable velvet, feathers and fur by Stephanie Kolanko. Check out the videos below. Kent Stetson The catwalk became a stage for Kent Stetson’s tenth-year anniversary celebration. He’s been creating…

StyleWeek Northeast: Red on the Runway

Designers partnered with the American Heart Association for a benefit again this year.

StyleWeek Northeast teamed up again with the American Heart Association for a benefit in honor of people who have been affected by heart disease. This time, designers created ensembles for doctors, a nurse, a firefighter, several people who lost family members to heart disease or experienced it themselves, and StyleWeek founder Rosanna Ortiz Sinel's father, a heart attack survivor. Judges…

Amadeus Amazes at 2nd Story Theatre

The play focuses on the battle between mediocrity and greatness among composers.

Antonio Salieri thought he did everything right. At sixteen, he devoted himself to God in the hopes that he would bestow upon him great success as a composer. And indeed, by the late 1700s, the hard-working Salieri had become the court composer for Emperor Joseph II of Austria. But as the mesmerizing performance of Amadeus now playing at 2nd Story…