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 –…

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. 

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…

Circus XTreme Puts an Xtraordinary Cap on a Century Plus of History

The Ringling Brother & Barnum & Bailey’s Circus held its last-ever performances as “The Greatest Show on Earth” in Providence last weekend. After over a century of history in showbiz, the circus, at last, has had its final act.

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.