Serenity Found Downtown at the Providence Biltmore Spa

Downtown Providence has a lot of hotels, but only one of them has a spa: the Providence Biltmore. And while it’s not a destination spa in the conventional sense, it has become a magnet for Providence visitors and residents alike who are looking for an hour or two of serenity and pampering in Downcity.

Seastreak Expands Providence-Newport Ferry Service for 2017

Why choose between a Providence or Newport vacation when you can have both? Thanks to the seasonal Seastreak high-speed ferry service, you can easily combine the seaside charms of Newport with the vibrant cultural and dining scene of Providence with a scenic, one-hour ferry ride across Narragansett Bay.

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.

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.

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…

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.

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.

Powerful Exhibits Showing at Brown University

Two new exhibitions at Brown University’s David Winton Bell Gallery focus on the nuclear ecology of sites that have been exposed to nuclear explosions or meltdowns. Pierre Huyghe’s “Untitled (Human Mask)” and Gabriel Martinez’s “Mountain War Time” will run concurrently through May 28. The gallery has scheduled an opening reception for both on May 17…

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.

Legendary Dance Company Coming to Providence

One of America’s most legendary and enduring choreographers, Paul Taylor, is heading back to Providence 50 years after he first performed here. His Paul Taylor Dance Company, which he created in 1954, is coming Feb. 3 as part of the Artistic Icons Series at FirstWorks, a Rhode Island non-profit. The event runs at the Veterans…