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
  • Something Cloudy, Something Clear

    Autobiographical play by Tennessee Williams, directed by Ronald Lewis.

    December 9 - December 12
  • Clue: On Stage

    Based on the screenplay by Jonathan Lynn, with additional material by Hunter Foster and Eric Price, Based on the Paramount Pictures movie, inspired by the Hasbro board game. Watch out for the candlestick in the parlour.

    December 9 @ 2:00 pm - December 13 @ 5:00 pm
  • Holiday Art Market

    Build community through art and educational empowerment.

    December 9 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • LGBTQQIA+ Holiday Art Market

    Build community through art and educational empowerment.

    December 9 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Black Violin: Give Thanks Tour

    Hip hop duo.

    December 9 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 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
  • An Evening with Sarah Jarosz

    Singer-songwriter

    December 9 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Matt York

    Rock group.

    December 9 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • A Christmas Story: The Musical

    Music and lyrics by Tony- and Oscar-winning duo Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. Story is based on the classic 1983 film of the same name, and just may put your eye out.

    December 10 - December 19
  • A Christmas Carol

    Redemption story of Ebenezer Scrooge, a bitter man who is visited by the ghosts of Jacob Marley, Christmas Past, Present, and Future. In case you never heard of it.

    December 10
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    An event every day that begins at 2:00 pm, repeating until December 11, 2021

    An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until December 11, 2021

    An event every day that begins at 2:00 pm, repeating until December 12, 2021

    An event every day that begins at 7:30 pm, repeating until December 15, 2021

    An event every day that begins at 7:30 pm, repeating until December 17, 2021

    An event every day that begins at 2:00 pm, repeating until December 18, 2021

    An event every day that begins at 7:30 pm, repeating until December 18, 2021

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

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Little to no accumulation from first snow of the 2021-2022 season

At Providence, precipitation is likely today (Wed) 1:00pm through tomorrow (Thu) 3:00am, beginning as rain and possibly changing to snow or rain-snow mix after 5:00pm. Warm temperatures several degrees above freezing should prevent accumulation until at least 11:00pm, with some potential for a fraction of an inch before ending, but the most likely scenario is […]

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The Pro-Life Self-Defeating Legal Trap: Be careful what you wish for

What happens if the US Supreme Court overturns the half-century of precedent on abortion? I discussed that in some detail three years ago (“News Analysis: What Happens if Roe v. Wade is Overturned?”, by Michael Bilow, Feb 20, 2019), and that article was updated when the Reproductive Privacy Act took effect on June 19, 2019, […]

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Will Holiday Deliveries Be Grinched?: Buy local to bypass supply chain problems

As shoppers enter the heat of the holiday buying season, worldwide supply chain problems are making it tough for American consumers to find products sourced from overseas, particularly Asia. Sometimes the absence of even a single critical component can stop huge and complicated assembly processes. So even if the gift you have your eye on […]

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¡Qué Padre!: Providence’s sole tortilla factory serves them up hot

La Mexicana Mini Mart & Tortilleria is the only tortilla factory in Providence. Located in a building that serves as both a restaurant and convenience store, it packs a lot into a small area. The attached restaurant is a one-level stone enclosure with a four-table outdoor seating area protected by a fence.  The store has […]

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High School Student Poets: Apply to be RI youth poetry ambassador

Seeking a youth poetry ambassador for 2022, the RI Center for the Book invites applications from high school students who reside in RI. State Poet Laureate Tina Cane will select an ambassador and deputy ambassador with results announced in January 2022. “This initiative is designed to bring more poetry directly to our state’s youth and […]

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Can Police Dragnet Search All Students to Look for a Gun?

On November 15 at 1:21pm, Principal Brooke Macomber of Coventry High School issued a statement: “The Coventry Police are currently in the building investigating a threat that was overheard during passing time. In an abundance of caution, upon becoming aware of this threat, we placed the school in lockdown and contacted the police… The CPD […]

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From Isolation to Consolation: The pandemic recordings of David Summit

In the singer-songwriter tradition, the Earth’s elevation often stands as a measure of life’s ups and downs. Merle Haggard was always on a mountain (when he fell). While Burl Ives left a legacy down in the valley, Johnny Cash looked for the man on the hill and Dolly Parton found comfort in her Tennessee mountain […]

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