Events:

  • Andy Gross Mindboggling Variety Show

    This multi-talented corporate entertainer combines stand-up comedy, magic tricks and ventriloquism.

    April 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Andy Gross Mindboggeling Variety Show

    Multi-talented corporate entertainer, combining stand-up comedy, magic acts and ventriloquism.

    April 16 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Mad Dogs and the Englishman

    Don’t let it fool you, it’s really just a tribute act to the late, great Joe Cocker.

    April 16 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Jeff Burns / Country DNA / Rhode to Bali / Matt Fraza Band

    Blues, country and island-style music.

    April 17 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • The Elvis & Orbison Show

    A celebration of two different rock gods, Elvis Presley and Roy Orbison.

    April 17 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
  • Get the Led Out

    A ’70s inspired, hazy-lazy Zeppelin tribute.

    April 17 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
  • B – The Underwater Bubble Show

    Cirque du Soleil, but with bubbles, lasers, juggling, and flying foam.

    April 18 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Fashion Revolution Providence

    A week dedicated to sustainable fashion and eco-friendly practices within the fashion industry. Events around town include random acts of modeling and a discounted fashion stop trail map, with a capstone event on April 25. See @fashionrevolutionpvd for complete details.

    April 19 @ 8:00 am - April 25 @ 5:00 pm
  • Poetry Showcase

    It’s National Poetry Month, and What Cheer Writers Club presents this showcase of local poet’s work. 5pm. Online only @ eventbrite.com/e/poetry-showcase-tickets-143102492407

    April 23 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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Their Bad: Thousands notified in error of end of RI Unemployment Insurance eligibility

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This collection of 67 environmentally themed poems can be depressing and uncomfortable to read at times, which is exactly the point publisher Notable Works set out to make with this release. Local authors all contributed work inspired by our current natural world, which is, unfortunately, a disaster (to put it nicely). The poets don’t paint […]

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A Chorus of Voices: Motif recognizes Black history month

April Brown served as guest editor for Motif’s February 2021 issue celebrating Black history month, and brought with her a cadre of incredible women with powerful stories. Read their contributions here: Only the Black Woman, by April Brown with S. Kai Cameron Dignified and Indignant, by Justice Ameer Dare to Imagine, by Valerie Tutson At […]

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Changing the Vibe: Kah Yangni’s art brings joy to the streets

Kah Yangni’s art is vital in both senses of the word—lively, full of energy, and dazzling, and also essential and compelling. They are based in Philadelphia, but lived and worked for a decade in Providence, and they recently returned to create a piece for Dirt Palace’s Storefront Window Gallery. I had the pleasure of talking […]

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Strong Foundation: Resting in faith to give another day

In my community people see me as mother, minister and leader. I am also wife, sister, daughter, niece, cousin, auntie, godmother and friend. In all of these roles I put my best supportive foot forward because I am in love with God. That is my foundation for survival. God has kept me through hard times, picked me […]

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