Events:

  • I Am Greta

    The documentary follows a certain teenage climate activist from Sweden.

    September 28 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Zane Lamprey’s Laughs

    Travel show host who’s found a way to make a living visiting breweries. Find out for yourself how many drinks it takes before he’s really funny.

    September 29 @ 12:00 am
  • Dar Williams

    Capturing the vibrant, eclectic mid-90s Boston scene.

    September 30 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Tauk

    Four-piece progressive rock-fusion band.

    September 30 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
  • Country DnA:

    A crowd-pleasing mix of classic country, Americana, folk and rockabilly from the masters of the forms.

    October 1 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Corey Rodrigues

    Combination of comedy from own life and the lives of those around.

    October 1 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Jeff Pitchell And Texas Flood

    High energy rhythm & blues, rock, soul and funk from Connecticut.

    October 1 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Bee Gees Tribute – Stayin’ Alive

    Quintessential tribute band.

    October 1 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Karla Bonoff

    Singer-songwriter.

    October 1 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • 3 Doors Down

    Rock band.

    October 1 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood

    Comedians take to the stage to create original scenes in their two-man show.

    October 1 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Almost Queen: A Tribute to QUEEN

    Showcasing signature four part harmonies and intricate musical interludes. Killer.

    October 1 @ 9:00 pm - October 2 @ 12:00 am
  • Will Evans

     Songwriter, drummer and front man for his roots-rock band.

    October 1 @ 9:00 pm - October 2 @ 12:00 am
  • Julie Rhodes & The Electric Co., The Quahogs and Coral Moons

    An amazing night of rock ‘n’ roll, blues and soul.

    October 1 @ 9:00 pm - October 2 @ 12:00 am
  • WaterFire

    “Then. Now. Next: 50 Years of Women at Providence College”

    October 2 @ 12:00 am
  • Steel Yard Art Markets

    First Saturday of each month. Because welding can be scary too. 

    October 2 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Roanoke

    Indie rock songbirds from Common Fence Music

    October 2 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Narrow River Band

    Acoustic rock band

    October 2 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Corey Rodrigues

    Combination of comedy from own life and the lives of those around.

    October 2 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Lenny & Friends

    Comedian and actor — who presumably has friends.

    October 2 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Rob Smith

These Hallowed Halls: SROs teach kids how to be afraid in school

Students won’t be the only ones going back to school this fall. When the bell rings, dozens of police officers also will enter school buildings as student resource officers (SROs). On paper, they’re employees of the local police department, responsible for maintaining safety and teaching law-related topics, but activists have long alleged their presence in […]

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A Closed Door: The eviction moratorium expired, and people aren’t getting relief fast enough

The nationwide eviction moratorium expired last month, leaving thousands of Rhode Islanders at risk for becoming homeless. The moratorium, issued early in the pandemic by the CDC, halted landlords from forcibly evicting tenants until the protection expired. Congress appropriated billions of dollars meant for rental assistance, but only a fraction of the money has made […]

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Meeting of Minds: RI Theater Coalition hosts its first meeting to address sexual impropriety

Leaders of Rhode Island’s theaters and theater community gathered in person and on Zoom for more than two hours on July 26 to address weaknesses in their internal processes and policies that have allowed incidents of sexual harassment and abuse to occur in the community. The meeting included a panel discussion and loose roundtable discussion […]

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Lens Flair: RI street photographers see the city through a different view

Local photographers are changing the ways we see Providence, making an old New England capital feel new again through the time-honored practice of street photography. Almost as long as there have been cameras, people have been pointing them at city streets, iconic architecture and pedestrians. “What I love about street photography is you can do […]

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Epic Theatre Company AD Kevin Broccoli Accused of Sexual Impropriety: Epic to freeze all current and future performances

Epic Theatre Company founder and Motif contributor Kevin Broccoli was accused of sexual assault earlier this week, allegations found credible by an investigation conducted by Epic’s executive director Megan Ruggiero, general manager Lauren Pothier, and associate artistic director Angelique Dina. Broccoli is not stepping down from his position within the theater company, so that he […]

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Indefinite Postponement: Stage lights go dark on Invoice

Invoice for Emotional Labor, slated to be the latest production from Wilbury Theatre Group, has been indefinitely postponed, artistic director Josh Short confirmed to Motif Tuesday evening. The cancellation comes on the heels of sexual assault accusations against the show’s playwright and star, Christopher Johnson. The accusations appeared recently on locally focused social media groups.  […]

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Weighty Issues: McKee’s wide-ranging weekly press conference

Governor Daniel McKee and Lieutenant Governor Sabina Matos fielded questions from the press today on all manner of non-pandemic issues. It’s the governor’s third such press conference, a step he views as one toward bringing the state back to normal. It’s a step different from his predecessor, former Gov. Gina Raimondo, who was notably inaccessible […]

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Slow Return to Normalcy: A summary of the governor’s May 13 press conference

State leaders continue to edge the Ocean State further back to normalcy. At today’s COVID-19 press briefing, Governor Dan McKee announced “not a single city or town has had more than 200 cases per 100,000 people this week.” Vaccine eligibility was opened to even younger cohorts this week, as children and teens aged 12-15 years […]

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