Party for the Planet at the Zoo

Kids getting a little restless toward the end of school vacation week? Pack ’em off to the Roger Williams Park Zoo, where the Earth Day celebration “Party for the Planet” runs now through April 21.

New Hyatt Place Coming to RI

Rhode Island travelers will soon have a new place to lay their head: ground was broken on a new, 125-room Hyatt Place hotel in Warwick.

Spa Week Kicks Off Monday with $50 Treatments at the Biltmore

The Spa at the Providence Biltmore is offering $50 treatments as part of Spa Week Spring 2017, which runs April 17-23. 

At PPAC, RENT Proves to Be a Good Reason to Go “Out Tonight”

Though the Providence Performing Arts Center’s (PPAC) presentation of RENT was only about 130 minutes of a year’s 525,600, it was borrowed time well spent.

Simpatico Jamestown Warms Us Up and Gets Us Looking Forward to Summer

It seems like Simpatico Jamestown, one of our favorite Rhode Island restaurants, continues to grow and change with every new season.

Writing Team Shares Monumental Love of Providence

Ever wonder about the fantastic monuments, sculptures, statuaries etc. in Providence? So has the father-and-daughter writing team Paul and Heather Anne Caranci, who wrote a book about it: “Monumental Providence: Legends of History in Sculpture, Statuary, Monuments, and Memorials.” And on April 27, they’ll be talking about it at the Saylesville Meeting House, 374 Great…

Runaway to the Mohegan Sun This Weekend for Bon Jovi (or Bon Jersey)

If you want to see Bon Jovi live at the Mohegan Sun Arena on Saturday night, I’m afraid that you’re living on a prayer: the concert is sold out (check Ticketmaster for updates and people selling tickets last minute). But if you truly can never say goodbye, the casino’s Landsdowne Pub will be there for you…

A Dozen Ways to Have Fun with Kids in Newport

Newport isn’t necessarily viewed as a kid-friendly destination, what with all the fine dining and antique shops and wild summer nightlife and the potentially catastrophic breakables at the Breakers and the other Newport mansions.  But the City by the Sea is actually tons of fun for children, especially active kids whose idea of a good day…

Curtain Rises at New Federal Hill Pizza on Chalkstone Ave.

The screens of the old Castle Theater on Chalkstone Avenue may have gone dark, but Billy and Christine Manzo put on quite a show this week for the opening of their second Federal Hill Pizza location in the old movie house.

Pinot Noir Rules the Night at Benovia’s Hotel Viking Wine Dinner

Benovia Winery is a small producer of high-end wines — especially pinot noir. How small? Total production on their excellent 2014 Fort Ross Seaview Chardonnay was just 12 barrels: for some big wineries, that would constitute spillage.

New Film on D-Day Will Have Providence Premier in May

A new documentary on the D-Day invasion of Europe on June 6, 1944 will be screened for the first time on Saturday, May 27 at 1 p.m. at the VETS Auditorium in Providence.

The Good Gets Better at Trio

The bar at Trio in Narragansett has been a popular hangout since the restaurant opened several years ago. And now it’s bigger and better, after the restaurant closed for a few weeks for renovations. In addition to expanding the bar into a modern and roomy rectangular space with white top and cozy cushioned red leather…