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

News

Are You Not Entertained?: The river wasn’t the only thing on fire when Who He and Elorza squared off

Oooh, you bitch! The British would call it, with a dismissive sneer and a smile, “handbags at 10 paces.” That about sums up the much-inflated confrontation between Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza and Governor Dan “Who He?” McKee at a recent press conference for the illustrious WaterFire. A lot of heated blather, especially from the diminutive […]

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On the Cover

Do you recognize that hand on our cover? No? Let’s play a little game. Gen Xers over here, Zoomers over there. Now, Xers — picture that hand chopping wildly at the air, dressed in an oversized suit, the epitome of cool. Zoomers — picture that hand on TikTok, chopping wildly at the air, the epitome […]

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Eviction moratorium extended to Oct 3: Covers 90% US population

UPDATE: This extension of the eviction moratorium was ended by the US Supreme Court on Aug 26. See our follow-up: motifri.com/eviction-october-2 With an estimated six million Americans behind on their rent due to the pandemic, the expiration of the federal eviction moratorium on July 30 set off alarms about the possibility of a major economic […]

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RI Unemployment Insurance website fixed: Was blocking weekly reporting

Required weekly recertification for unemployment insurance was failing on the RI Department of Labor and Training (DLT) website, according to hundreds of reports on Twitter. DLT advised Motif at 9:41am the problem had been fixed, and users could now certify. Motif broke this story today just before 5am — twitter.com/MotifMagRI/status/1421757112884121601 — asking for reports as […]

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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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The RI history we don’t talk about: Hard Scrabble and Snowtown

Recently, conservatives have been campaigning to keep critical race theory (a theoretical framework that states that race is a social construct designed to oppress people of color) from being taught in schools. Although it is not taught in most public education systems to begin with, these attempts to prevent people from learning about the more […]

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