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

Books

Out this September: Looking for some new entertainment? Look no further!

Motif contributor Katarina Dulude rounded up her top picks for entertainment this September, including a few local selections.  September 2: If spooky season can’t come soon enough for you, check out What We Do in the Shadows, which will be returning for its third season on September 2. This horror comedy mockumentary was created by […]

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Portable Magic: New local releases will warm you on cool nights

Whether you’re spending time outside or cozying up with cider and stews this fall, it’s always good to have a book to keep you company. RI authors have you covered with these upcoming releases. Great for Playing Tourist Rhode Island 39 Club: Your Passport and Guide to Exploring Rhode Island, by Martin Podkoch, with contributions […]

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Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: Local hiking expert says your beach days ain’t over yet!

Cliff Vanover has long been interested in the natural world. For decades, he has enjoyed hiking in and near Rhode Island, especially where he can observe evidence of glacial geology. As the proprietor of Great Swamp Press, based in southern RI, he writes and publishes maps and guides for walking and biking that are regarded […]

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Simply Divine: Bert Crenca’s newest collection serves as tribute to his home town

In Umberto Crenca’s newest collection, Divine Providence, it is difficult to tell where the artist leaves off and the city begins. These paintings have been a labor of love – his tribute to the streets he has always called home. Crenca grew up on Chalkstone Avenue, the son of immigrants who worked in factories all […]

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Simply Divine: Umberto Crenca shows off his work and a new book at a pop-up exhibit

Quiet glimpses of beauty can hide in plain sight – Divine Providence Continued, a pop-up exhibit opening August 19 at 233 Westminster Street, is a collection of windows into a world that most of us walk by every day without seeing. Umberto Crenca has focused a straightforward lens on the small scenes and in-between spaces […]

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Rhode Islanders You Should Know: Author and podcaster Kate Hanley wants to change your life

Kate Hanley is an author, a podcaster, and she wants you to be a better person.  Nope, don’t run, come back, stick with me here.  First and foremost, let’s throw down Hanley’s Rhode Island cred. She’s a native (her family spans generations here) and did the most native thing someone from Rhody can do – […]

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Kevin’s Culture Picks: What kept our culture expert busy in May?

Every week, I’ve been doing a deep dive into cultural issues, usually theater-related, that are bothering me or that deserve a second look. But who needs another thinkpiece, right? I host two weekly programs on my theater company’s Faceboook page (Facebook.com/EpicTheatreCo) where I ask guests what has been keeping them creatively engaged or excited, and […]

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Summer Reading List: These local finds are a perfect hammock accompaniment

Local authors and publishers are always hard at work creating, innovating and, of course, writing. Take any (or all!) of these five selections along to the beach, and get swept away without ever leaving shore. 1. Famous Men Who Never Lived, by K ChessK Chess’s science-fiction novel takes readers through a richly created pair of […]

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