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.

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…

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.

Sure Sign of Spring: Newport Restaurant Week

You can ring in spring in a most tasty way with Newport Restaurant Week March 27 through April 7, with about 50 eateries participating throughout Newport and Bristol counties. Diners can get three-course, prix fixe lunches for $16 and dinners for $35 at the expanded 12-day event.

March Newport Gallery Night Coming Up

Attention art lovers: the next Newport Gallery Night is scheduled for March 9, with many of the city’s art galleries, museums, and cultural institutions open free to the public from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. 

Even Pirates Need an Education

The nonprofit Ocean State Theatre Company in Warwick is all about educating young folks in the ways of performance. And that would include hosting “Pirate School!” on March 11 at 11 a.m.

Meet the Women Who Founded the First Co-Ed Art Club in America

The stodgy-looking Providence Art Club is probably the last place you’d look for a bunch of badass, cigar-smoking, cocktail-toting ladies. But that’s pretty much who founded the joint.

Recapture the Spirit of Winter This Weekend in Newport

With temperatures pushing 70 degrees in February (thanks, global warming), it’s been hard to embrace the winter vibe lately. But Newport is gamely plunging forward with its Winter Festival this weekend, ice bars, skating lessons and all.

A Bitter Affair at Twin River

Bitters are an essential but sometimes unappreciated ingredient in craft cocktails: your average bar likely has a bottle of Angostura bitters to make an Old Fashioned, but there are far more choices of bitters (and far more interesting and innovative ways to use them) out there waiting to be discovered. Today and tonight, the Twin River…