Newport Flower Show Blooms French Style

We happened by the 22nd Annual Newport Flower Show opening night party Friday night, always a spectacular warm-up for the weekend, and found it in full Parisian bloom, befitting the French theme: “Fete des Fleurs: Paintings and Parterres.”

Children’s Museum Celebrates 40th Year

If you were a kid when the Providence Children’s Museum was new, you may have brought your own kids there by now. On Sunday, June 25, the museum celebrates its 40th anniversary with a birthday bash, a free, daylong community party with hands-on activities, membership discounts and giveaways and a whole bunch of fun –…

Paddy’s Beach Club is One of America’s Top Beach Bars

Paddy’s Beach Club in Misquamicut is loud, brash, and a whole lot of summer fun. With its foam parties, DJs pounding out EDM, and summer crowds of beach bros and babes up from the Tri-State Area, it’s not for everyone, but for our money this is the one can’t-miss beach bar in Rhode Island. Day…

Flowers and More Part of Annual Newport Show

The 22nd Annual Newport Flower Show runs June 23-25, with this year’s theme being “Fete Des Fleurs: Paintings and Parterres,” featuring a variety of special guests, colorful floral designs, horticultural exhibits, garden displays and more. It is held at the literally palatial Rosecliff on Bellevue Avenue, one of the city’s historic mansions and one modeled…

Houses of Worship on Special Tour this July 4

The city of Newport is home to some pretty spectacular and decidedly historic houses of worship. On this July 4, a dozen will be on the “First Freedom Open House Tour,” offering the public a glimpse of some of America’s most significant religious buildings. The event is organized by Four Faiths, Four Landmarks Walking Tour…

Play in Jamestown Speaks to Disease of Addiction

Opioid addiction, in the form of pills or heroin, is a disease experts say has hit epidemic proportion; the play “Four Legs to Stand On,” is written by a South County native and tackles the issue in all of its dramatic complexity.

South County is Casting a Wider Net for Visitors

Matunuck Oyster Bar founder Perry Raso has helped introduce experiential travel to South County with his oyster-raking outings, and new South County Tourism Council head Louise Bishop wants to see more of the same from others in the region — not just to attract experience-oriented Millennials, but tourists from as far away as China. My…

Roald Dahl’s Matilda Waltzes Into PPAC This Weekend

It’s girl power time in the city this weekend as the Providence Performing Arts Center presents Matilda, the musical stage adaptation of Roald Dahl’s children’s novel about a mischievous but intelligent girl who uses her powers of telekinesis to get revenge on her neglectful parents and cruel schoolteachers. 

Bristol’s Annual British Motorcar Festival Rolls Into Town June 8-11

Bristol is a most American city — it’s home to one of the biggest and best Fourth of July celebrations in the country — but from June 8-11 this East Bay town will be hoisting the Union Jack as a fleet of Rolls Royces, Triumphs, and Jaguars (that’s pronounced “Jag-U-ar,” provincials) arrives for the annual…

Get Your Slurp On at the Newport Oyster Festival

Like oysters? Then check out the 2nd Annual Newport Oyster Festival, which runs May 19-21, an event that proved very popular in its inaugural outing last May.

From London to RISD: Museum To Host “Lines of Thought” in Fall

The Rhode Island School of Design Museum will host “Lines of Thought: Drawing from Michelangelo to Now from the British Museum” from Oct. 6 through Jan. 7, 2018. The exhibit is one of only two U.S. presentations for this show. It features a selection from the British Museum’s collection of drawings, and spans more than…