Things to do in Providence

Providence French Film Festival 2017
February 15, 2017 No Commentby

Providence French Film Festival 2017

An annual event since 1998, the Providence French Film Festival will be held this February 25 through March 4, with all ...

Providence Bagel: Best thing since sliced bread
February 8, 2017 No Commentby

Providence Bagel: Best thing since sliced bread

The deceptively humble bagel is a culinary art form: bagel connoisseurs are notorious for their exacting demands for just the ...

PVD Children’s Film Festival: No Happy Meals or Plush Toys
February 1, 2017 No Commentby

PVD Children’s Film Festival: No Happy Meals or Plush Toys

In its eighth consecutive year, the Providence Children’s Film Festival will run a series of feature films and short film ...

Hit the Slopes with a Sled!
December 14, 2016 No Commentby

Hit the Slopes with a Sled!

A New England winter guarantee: When snow comes down, kids’ energy levels go up. On snowy outings, there are a ...

Get Your Freak(out) On: the PVD Ghost Tour
October 19, 2016 No Commentby

Get Your Freak(out) On: the PVD Ghost Tour

True confessions: I love Halloween, but I hate being scared. I refuse to watch horror movies or even general thrillers, ...

Appropriate: The Unbearable Whiteness of Being
October 19, 2016 No Commentby

Appropriate: The Unbearable Whiteness of Being

The word “appropriate” can be pronounced (according to the American Heritage dictionary) either as an adjective “(ə-prō′prē-ĭt)” meaning “suitable for ...

Fascist Mash-Up: Send in the Clown
September 26, 2016 No Commentby

Fascist Mash-Up: Send in the Clown

In Wilbury’s “Fascist Mash-Up” of three plays – although really two plays and an epilogue – director Josh Short deserves ...

Beowulf: Hard-Rocking English Version of
September 14, 2016 No Commentby

Beowulf: Hard-Rocking English Version of “The Greatest American Hero”

Trinity Rep’s production of Beowulf: A Thousand Years of Baggage is a lot more fun than the average high school ...

Opinion: What’s the Matter with Providence?
September 8, 2016 No Commentby

Opinion: What’s the Matter with Providence?

I write this a few minutes after receiving a $25 ticket for overtime parking at a meter in Providence. I ...

PRONK! Raises Voices and Instruments for Change
August 31, 2016 No Commentby

PRONK! Raises Voices and Instruments for Change

PRONK! street festival, which takes place on October 10 at Burnside Park, is a Providence favorite for those who love ...