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
  • Mark Binder presents Izzy Abrahmson’s Village Life Chanukah Book and Storytelling Tour

    Join Motif Editor Mark Binder and his alter-ego, Izzy Abrahmson for this delightful program. Tickets are available at https://village-life-winter-blessings.eventbrite.com/

    December 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until December 5, 2021

  • Kismet & Friends at Kismet Improv

    Improvisers bring their signature wacky, creative and weird personalities to the stage in this show inspired by a suggestion, a word, or a story. Featuring special guests – check our Facebook page to find out who!

    December 4 @ 7:30 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Saturday, repeating until December 11, 2021

  • Louie Likes it Hot Featuring Jack Babineau

    Mix of covers and original music. Louie doesn’t want it cold.

    December 4 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Wild Nights

     Band playing pop, rock, country and dance music. Should be a… wow they really chose a perfect name.

    December 4 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • A Christmas Carol

    Trinity Rep’s beloved all-ages classic returns! Don’t Scrooge around, secure tickets in advance for the perennial holiday event.

    December 5 @ 12:00 pm
  • Mark Binder presents Izzy Abrahmson’s Village Life Chanukah Book and Storytelling Tour

    Join Motif Editor Mark Binder and his alter-ego, Izzy Abrahmson for this delightful program. Tickets are available at https://village-life-winter-blessings.eventbrite.com/

    December 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until December 5, 2021

  • Hiss Golden Messenger

    Folk music band.

    December 6 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • PVD S.W.A.P. Meet

    (S)poken (W)ord (A)nd (P)oetry Tuesdays: an exciting spoken word event with free parking, cash bar, catered food and DJ Donnie Battle playing the throwbacks.  

    December 7 @ 7:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until January 25, 2022

  • Holiday Art Market

    Build community through art and educational empowerment.

    December 9 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 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
  • Friday Night Frenzy at Kismet Improv

    Come watch fiery comedians perform games, scenes and songs in the style of ‘Whose Line is it Anyway.’ The creative, silly and fast-paced performers will keep you laughing with ideas based on your suggestions.

    December 10 @ 7:30 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Friday, repeating until December 10, 2021

  • A Christmas Story: The Musical

    You’ll shoot your eye out, kid! With music by Oscar-winning duo Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, of La La Land fame.

    December 10 @ 7:30 pm - December 18 @ 7:30 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 18, 2021

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

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A Correction

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Pretty Woman Review: Do We Really Need Cinderella Retold?

The play Pretty Woman is at Providence Performing Arts Center through Oct 16. And while it’s a pretty production, it’s a pretty awful story.  Pretty Woman (the film) was released in 1990 – four years before I was born – and the narrative has grown completely stale. Perhaps older theater-goers attended because of rose-tinted memories […]

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Got Buttermilk?: Kinda Amazin’ at Kin Southern Table + Bar

When our server, Tyce, dropped off “Black Girl Magic”—a cocktail described simply as peach vodka with lemonade—she suggested we “give it a stir” before drinking. Confused, we followed her instructions, and then we saw it: swirls of glitter sparkling through a deep purple liquid, like stars in an evening sky. “Is that glitter?” we exclaimed, […]

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The Greening of Rhode Island: Ins and outs of our state fruit

The state fruit of this here place is the Rhode Island Greening apple, which you latin speakers might recognize as Malus Domestica. This tender crispy tart apple, with creamy and firm flesh, is renowned for its deliciousness in pies, sauces, and as a source for apple cider and even apple champagne. An old Rhode Island […]

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Ocean State Horror Lot: Famous Rhode Island Legends and Lore

Looking to flirt with reintroducing something spooky into your life? I present to you creepy Rhode Island stories – reader beware!  The Legend of Mercy Brown We begin with the New England Vampire Panic, and possibly the most infamous story that came from it. Featured on such podcasts as Lore, and in the film, Almost […]

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Guildy Pleasures: Warren’s first brewpub

The smallest town in the smallest state, Warren, RI, which was once known by most as a blink on the way to Newport, has experienced a renaissance in recent years. With a plethora of quality restaurants, Warren has slowly become a dining destination for New Englanders. Adjacent to the town’s Main Street is Water Street, […]

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