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…

Warm Up With the Misquamicut Spring Fest This Weekend

Despite the lack of sun and general warmth, it really is springtime on the calendar, which means it’s time to bundle up and get down to the beach and celebrate the annual Misquamicut Spring Fest.

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.

Sometimes Queasy Memories of Rocky Point Park

There’s a stretch of broken railroad track where the scenic train once chugged. Down the gut of the place are towering, rusting hulks that were the stanchions of the Skyliner gondola ride. At the top of the old ride are caves, formed by giant rocks that create tenuous walking paths, daring walkers then and now….

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.