Events:

  • A Christmas for Carol

    A new, plucky Christmas comedy in which an endearingly enthusiastic office worker learns the true meaning of Christmas, one office hijink at a time.

    November 17 - December 31
  • Hamilton

    The experience even Disney Plus can’t capture in full, Hamilton returns to Providence for a highly anticipated second run. Reserve your tickets before they sell out!

    November 30 - December 12
  • Mark Binder presents Izzy Abrahmson’s Village Life Chanukah Book and Storytelling Tour

    Join Motif Editor Mark Binder and his alter-ego, Izzy Abrahmson for this delightful program. Tickets are available at https://village-life-winter-blessings.eventbrite.com/

    December 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until December 5, 2021

  • Kismet & Friends at Kismet Improv

    Improvisers bring their signature wacky, creative and weird personalities to the stage in this show inspired by a suggestion, a word, or a story. Featuring special guests – check our Facebook page to find out who!

    December 4 @ 7:30 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Saturday, repeating until December 11, 2021

  • Louie Likes it Hot Featuring Jack Babineau

    Mix of covers and original music. Louie doesn’t want it cold.

    December 4 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Wild Nights

     Band playing pop, rock, country and dance music. Should be a… wow they really chose a perfect name.

    December 4 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • A Christmas Carol

    Trinity Rep’s beloved all-ages classic returns! Don’t Scrooge around, secure tickets in advance for the perennial holiday event.

    December 5 @ 12:00 pm
  • Mark Binder presents Izzy Abrahmson’s Village Life Chanukah Book and Storytelling Tour

    Join Motif Editor Mark Binder and his alter-ego, Izzy Abrahmson for this delightful program. Tickets are available at https://village-life-winter-blessings.eventbrite.com/

    December 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until December 5, 2021

  • Hiss Golden Messenger

    Folk music band.

    December 6 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • PVD S.W.A.P. Meet

    (S)poken (W)ord (A)nd (P)oetry Tuesdays: an exciting spoken word event with free parking, cash bar, catered food and DJ Donnie Battle playing the throwbacks.  

    December 7 @ 7:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until January 25, 2022

  • Holiday Art Market

    Build community through art and educational empowerment.

    December 9 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Sweet Little Variety Show

    Local musicians, poets, magicians, comedians, dancers, actors, burlesque, filmmakers and many more create a fast-paced, unpredictable evening.

    December 9 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Friday Night Frenzy at Kismet Improv

    Come watch fiery comedians perform games, scenes and songs in the style of ‘Whose Line is it Anyway.’ The creative, silly and fast-paced performers will keep you laughing with ideas based on your suggestions.

    December 10 @ 7:30 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Friday, repeating until December 10, 2021

  • A Christmas Story: The Musical

    You’ll shoot your eye out, kid! With music by Oscar-winning duo Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, of La La Land fame.

    December 10 @ 7:30 pm - December 18 @ 7:30 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 18, 2021

    An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until December 19, 2021

Christopher Johnson


All Lives Matter

All Livesdon’t get foundhungon four different occasionsfrom treesin 2020 Americaand ruled a suicide All Livesdon’t utter the wordsI can’t breatheover their last breathwhile in police custody  All Livesare not handcuffedby blue uniformsand shotdeadexecution stylein front of witnesses  All Livesare notshot deadwhile sleepingin their car  All Livesare not killedfor taking shortcuts homearmedwith a sandwichor an iced […]

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#Juneteenth

When it happenedthere was no Negroatop of blazing saddlepreceded by smoking dust cloudsfrom burnt trail.The wind carried no screams of the decree. The war had been over three years.I was about seventeenwhen freedoms fingerstugged my ear. In droves they wandered streetsdancing and singing“Weeze FREE now,”but the daywas hollow asVictory’s bloodied headresting upon shoulder of Future […]

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#LovedOnes

They say If it’s not on FacebookIt didn’t happenEven though I am not seeing itI’m pretty sure it’s happening We keep sayingNever againUntil the next hash tagDigitally memorializesThe next Black nameSlainBy blue bullets I can’t watch another videoWe shouldn’t have to hash tagAnother fatherHashtag daughterHashtag love one And they don’t get itThey say shit likeWhat […]

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Why Are We Still Debating Blackface?

It’s 2019, and we are discussing Virginia Governor Ralph Northam’s alleged yearbook photo in blackface. It wasn’t too long ago we Rhode Islanders were divided on the topic of twin brothers using “skin darkening” makeup to impersonate black stars in their annual Christmas season performance. They used endorsed letters from said stars to defend their position […]

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