Events:

  • Naticks

    Acoustic music.

    September 30 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • McGinty Lecture: Robert Dallek

    The author of more than 20 books, he is a leading academic historian of US presidents.

    October 1 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Dan Soder

    A comedian who’s best known as ‘Mafee’ on the hit Showtime series “Billions.”

    October 1 @ 7:30 pm - October 3 @ 10:30 pm
  • Food Trucks at Flames of Hope

    A food truck event to benefit the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation.

    October 3 @ 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Cousins Maine Lobster at the Guild

    Lobster rolls, quesadillas and tacos paired — at a distance — with local brews.

    October 3 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Lang’s Bowlarama Celebrates 60 Years Bowling Bash

    Themed party, live music from Steve Smith & The Nakeds on the Lanes.

    October 3 @ 10:00 pm - October 4 @ 12:00 am
  • Caribbean American Heritage Festival

    Recognizing the historic and cultural contributions from the Caribbean with music, food and cultural events. Postponed from June.

    October 4 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • The House Combo

     Spice up your Mondays with live Americana played by an ever-changing roster of musicians. 

    October 5 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 9:00 pm on Monday, repeating until December 31, 2020

  • October Road

    Country rock, perfectly timed.

    October 10 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Parsonsfield

    A band of high-energy musical misfits too rock for folk, too folk for punk, too punk for bluegrass.

    October 10 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • 4th Annual Santa’s Workshop Shopping Event

    Fall/Christmas crafts and items.

    October 11 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • The House Combo

     Spice up your Mondays with live Americana played by an ever-changing roster of musicians. 

    October 12 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 9:00 pm on Monday, repeating until December 31, 2020

  • Polaris

    The band that did the theme song for The Adventures of Pete and Pete on Nickelodeon.

    October 15 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Crash Test Dummies

    Speaking of peak ‘90s rock.

    October 15 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • June of 44/ War Bubble

    Often referred to as the punk rock pirates of the math rock world.

    October 15 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Arts & Eats at Sons of Liberty

    Pretty much exactly what it says on the box.

    October 18 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  • Old Time Lounge

    Monthly interactive jam session around old time music.

    October 18 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 4:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until November 15, 2020

  • Outcry

    Last live patio show of the season, with acoustic covers of classic rock.

    October 18 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Nate Bargatze

    Comedian and actor.

    October 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Terry Shea

Terry Shea has been involved in RI Theater since 1986 and graduated with a BA in Theater Performance from Rhode Island College in 1992. Since then, he has been working in Theater, TV and Radio on a regular basis and co-created the RI Theater review website, MoreTeeth, in 2010. Reviewing for Motif since November 2012, Terry is still (mostly) active as an actor, director and sound designer and also as a voiceover talent for 990WBOB internet radio. Sometimes he brings his kids to the shows to keep his reviews from being too jaded, but they're more cynical than he is. | tbshea@hotmail.com | 413-429-1872|

Miss You Like Hell: Erin McKeown discusses her RI premiere

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A certain cynicism creeps in during the holidays as an evolutionary response to all of the unmitigated cheer that surrounds us before the gunmetal grey stoicism of the new year sets in. Christmas, for the most part, gets first billing, and our entertainment often reflects those segments of society who are either too disaffected or […]

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Whodunit?!

Hercule Poirot fans looking to see their favorite detective onstage in the dramatic interpretation of Agatha Christie’s The Hollow may be disappointed. Christie removed the character from the stage adaptation, having tired of him (she felt his appearance “ruined” the 1946 novel). The leadup to the play’s 1951 opening was circuitous, but the eventual success […]

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