Newport’s Food Rocks, Restaurant Week Rolls

We know Newport pretty well, so it shouldn’t have come as a surprise, but it did. We walked into Midtown Oyster Bar on a fairly quiet Sunday afternoon and smack into the 12th annual Newport Restaurant Week.

A Soaring, Spooky Roger Williams Zoo Halloween

The annual Jack O’Lantern Spectacular at the Roger Williams Park Zoo has a high-flying twist this year: visitors who attend the Halloween pumpkin-fest will also have the opportunity to ride the park’s new zipline to view the haunted hollows.

Exhibit Celebrates Immigrant Impact on State

A photography exhibit, “Ethnos,” running through Nov. 6 at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University transports viewers to some of the nations and cultures of origin of Rhode Island’s 170,000 immigrants. Admission is free. Photographed by Dr. Peter Snyder, professor of neurology and senior vice president for Research at Lifespan, the images celebrate those…

Flavor of Fall in Rhode Island

Rhode Island is a summery place for sure, but traveling to and around here is pretty action packed as well. One of the most colorful is the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular at Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence, with more than 5,000 artistically carved and illuminated pumpkins on display from Oct. 5 to Nov. 5. You can…

80s Rock, Rides and Reptiles Come to Misquamicut for Fall Fest This Weekend

The annual Misquamicut Spring Fest got washed out by some terrible weather this year, but the Misquamicut Fallfest offers redemption this weekend.

Play ‘Four Legs to Stand On’ Supports Families Coping with Addiction

The play Four Legs to Stand On is a story about addiction and compassion, followed by an opportunity for Rhode Islanders to discuss the impact that alcohol and other drug abuse has had on their lives — and how they can support people in recovery. The Fall 2017 Tour of Four Legs to Stand presented…

Let an Expert Guide You Through the Best of Rhode Island Dining This Week

Providence Journal food editor Gail Ciampa has been the leading authority on Rhode Island dining for more than three decades, and she’s brought together many of her favorite restaurants at this week’s ProJo Critic’s Choice Award Food & Drink Event at Rhodes on the Pawtuxet.

Great Ideas of Gilded Age Topic of Talks

Want to know more about Alva Belmont, who last name once was Vanderbilt, noted Newport socialite and leading figure in the women’s Suffrage Movement? A cup of tea more your cup of tea? Have a love of Providence architecture or wonder about Edith Wharton’s work? All that is covered in “Great Ideas of the Gilded…

Watery Ways to Get To Folk Fest

The Newport Folk Festival runs July 28-30, and has been around since 1959 and is super popular for its great music, and with that popularity comes a lot of traffic. But there are ways around it, including getting there by water, which makes sense in that Newport is the City By the Sea.

Keep the Tequila Flowing This Friday Night at Mohegan Sun

Already missing National Tequila Day? Yesterday might not have been the perfect time to stir the perfect margarita — rainy Tuesdays aren’t real great for partying — but fortunately there’s a chance for redemption: the first annual Mohegan Sun Tequila Tasting debuts on Friday, July 28.