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.

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…

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. 

Bacon Jam Tops the Best Burger in Newport

We’ve had some great burgers in the city by the sea, but there can only be one best burger, and this year the honor goes to one of our favorite Newport eateries — Jo’s American Bistro. 

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.

Feast Your Eyes on These Fantastic Burgers!

Steak is the secret ingredient in the excellent burgers served up at Feast Sandwich Shop, a new East Greenwich eatery that’s done a booming lunch business and has a growing cult following of people who love what comes between two buns. 

Disney Characters Skate Into Boston

It’s been too many years since my kids were little and I took them to Disney on Ice shows in Providence. I can’t remember the last one I did see, probably “Beauty and the Beast,” so I had no idea what recent characters have been skating around in those intervening years. But I found out, in…

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…

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…