Events:

  • Rick Wakeman

    Prog rock extravaganza returns to his roots with virtuosic piano performances.

    October 19 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Ocean State Ramblers

    Four-piece bluegrass band and recent RI Music Award winners.

    October 20 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
  • Blacktop Mojo/ 3 Parts Dead/ Psycle

    Full of crunchy guitar chugging and minor-key melodies

    October 21 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Piff The Magic Dragon

    John van der Put is a magician and comedian who performs under the stage name Piff the Magic Dragon.

    October 21 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • John Fuzek

    Singer-songwriter-guitarist.

    October 21 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Bill Frisell and Tony Scherr Duo

    Improv guitarists

    October 21 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Harry Styles

    Multi-platinum British singer.

    October 21 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Eric Gales

    Blues-rock guitarist.

    October 21 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
  • The Minks/ Beauquet

    Psychedelic-bloos band, heavy on the rock and roll

    October 21 @ 9:00 pm - October 22 @ 12:00 am
  • Vampire Castle — Dark University Costume Party

    An in-costume vampire-themed party with signature cocktails, vampire burlesque show, witchy vendors and more. Hosted by Grimoire Academy.

    October 22 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • CloZee

    A worldly and rhythmic figure floating in the electronic music atmosphere.

    October 22 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • J.I. – The Young and Restless Tour

    Rising rapper known for melodic flow, infectious charisma, and powerfully honest lyrics. 

    October 22 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Glenn Miller Orchestra

    Big band for both concert and swing dance.

    October 22 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Maria Bamford

    Self-deprecating comedy about anxiety and depression, sure to make you feel better about your life, in comparison

    October 22 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • The Haunting of Hill House

    Add this Westerly play to your spooky schedule: Veteran Director John Cillino’s artistic vision emphasizes the complex, frightening and tender moments of this sinister tale.

    October 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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  • Roger Ceresi’s All Starz

    Tribute to the musical legends of the ‘50s & ‘60s.

    October 22 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • The Linda Ronstadt Experience with American Idol Star Tristan McIntosh:

    Supported by a superb backing band.

    October 22 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Suzanne Vega – An Evening of New York Songs and Stories

    One of the foremost songwriters to emerge in the folk-music revival of the early ‘80s.

    October 22 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Sean Carlson

Our State of Public Health: A narrative beyond the pandemic

On the morning of February 28, 2020, a day before the first confirmed COVID-19 case in Rhode Island, the Block Island Chamber of Commerce promoted the island’s largest rental property as a destination for family vacations, retreats, reunions and weddings. Featuring 12 bedrooms and 11.5 bathrooms, Hygeia House was built during the Gilded Age and […]

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Khmer During COVID-19: A conversation with Andy Chao of the Cambodian Society of Rhode Island

One week before COVID-19 caused Rhode Island to enter a state of emergency, the Cambodian Society of Rhode Island announced its plans for the Khmer New Year. Along the Pawtuxet River in Cranston, Buddhist monks from the state’s temples would bless attendees during a morning ceremony as local Cambodian families gathered to remember and honor […]

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Writing Toward a Better World: 2021 PEN America Literary Award finalists with local ties

Ninety-nine years ago, Thomas Hardy sent a message to a dinner gathering of writers in London: “The exchange of International Thought is the only possible salvation of the world.” The collection of poets, essayists and editors, and novelists contributed their literary skills to the group’s acronym: P.E.N. Club, which celebrated the opening of organizations in […]

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“A Thrilling Tale”: The magic and medicine of Rudolph Fisher

When, in 1932, Rudolph Fisher’s The Conjure-Man Dies was published, the journal Opportunity called the mystery “startling in its cleverness,” predicting the protagonist, a Harlem doctor with a detective’s eye, would reappear. That year, Agathie Christie spun her investigative hero, Hercule Poirot, into a seventh book and William Faulkner’s Light in August reflected the weight […]

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Coffee When Quarantined: Stimulating support for Rhode Island’s roasteries

As cafes across the country closed or adjusted their operations to confront public health and financial concerns during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the National Coffee Association’s annual survey found 70% of American adults reported drinking coffee at least once per week. If you count yourself in that tally, whether you prefer to down a quick […]

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Reading Together While Apart: Continuing to connect PVD’s literary community

After coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns caused What Cheer Writers Club (whatcheerclub.org) to close its co-working space and podcasting studio in downtown PVD and to cancel in-person events beginning on Monday, March 16, program manager Jodie Noel Vinson contacted members to encourage the community of writers to support each other and continue to share their work through […]

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From In-Line to Online with Twenty Stories: PVD bookseller drives into an escalating pandemic

After converting a 30-year-old Chevy G20 van into the Twenty Stories bookmobile in 2017, Alexa Trembly and Emory Harkins drove around Los Angeles sweltering through summer highs, some days struggling to sell as many as three books. While relocating in 2018 to Rhode Island, where Harkins grew up, their van broke down in the desert […]

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