Events:

  • The Taste of Southern Rhode Island 2021

    A dazzling night of food sampling and spirit tastings.

    September 23 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Marvel’s Black Panther

    The blockbuster film that showcases the costume design that earned Ruth E. Carter an Academy Award!

    September 23 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Mark Normand

    Stand-up comedian and actor who’s been on all the big late night shows.

    September 23 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • A Fun Live Electronic Show

    Electro-pop.

    September 23 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Divas of Drag

    A double dose of glitz and glamour, sass and class with premier drag stars.

    September 23 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
  • Allysen Callery

    Ghost folk, quiet music for a loud world.

    September 23 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Gary Louris (of The Jayhawks, solo)

    Over the last three decades, this singer, songwriter, guitarist and producer has built a deep, compelling body of music.

    September 23 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Roger Mcguinn

    As the leader of the influential ‘60s group, The Byrds, he combined the rock beat of the Beatles with the folk sensibilities of Bob Dylan.

    September 23 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • WaterFire

    Partial lighting. URI focus.

    September 24 @ 12:00 am
  • Oshima Brothers

    Dreamy folk/ acoustic pop songbirds from Common Fence Music, hosting at the Norman Bird Sanctuary,

    September 24 @ 12:00 am
  • Dick Derry/ Early Show

    straight up rock ‘n’ roll band.

    September 24 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • RI Fashion Week

    Lights Fashion Philanthropy brings you their 9th season spotlighting rising design talent, independent retailers, art and catwalking.

    September 24 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • The Wolff Sisters

    Bringing that loose blues, roots and rock n’ roll sound back into the forefront of the music scene.

    September 24 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Bearly Dead

    A unique, high energy take on Grateful Dead classics (and much more).

    September 24 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • The Fools

    Rock band best known for their party atmosphere.

    September 24 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • No Quarter- Led Zeppelin Tribute

    Rock.

    September 24 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Carsie Blanton

    Americana pop punk act with political undertones.

    September 24 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Ben Folds: In Actual Person Live For Real Tour

    An enormous body of genre-bending music that includes pop albums.

    September 24 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Peter Wolf and the Midnight Travelers

    Exploring blues, soul, country, folk and jazz. Done by midnight.

    September 24 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Michael Blackson

    Liberian-American actor and comedian.

    September 24 @ 9:00 pm - September 25 @ 12:00 am

Shopping

Homegrown Art: Creativity abounds in this gallery and nursery mash-up

Homegrown is an unexpected oasis on Providence’s East Side. Inside this unassuming building on Gano Street you’ll find airy, white-walled rooms, fragrant with greenery. An elegantly limned hummingbird and vine mural by artist Mary Linberg hovers on the wall above a display table lined with exotic plants and bonzai pots created by artist Paul Olson. […]

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Open/Closed

SAY HELLO Notes Coffee Company: 508 Armistice Blvd, Pawtucket. They held their grand opening on July 17, this java shop is dedicated to melding music with a cafe scene. Industrious Spirits Company: 1 Sims Ave, #103 PVD. iscospirits.com. Providence’s first distillery since the days of Prohibition. They specialize in gin and vodka, with bourbon currently […]

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Get Your Flea Fix!: Providence Flea returns to the great outdoors

If you, like us, have been missing your casual Sunday shop along the river at the Providence Flea, have we got some good news for you! On Sunday, August 2, Providence Flea will begin a 5-week outdoor trial run that welcomes shoppers back to the river. Providence Flea takes safety seriously, and it’s made some […]

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The Skye Is the Limit: Skye Gallery adjusts to life under lockdown

When I visited Skye Gallery on March 7, it was packed – people spilling out onto the sidewalk, voices bubbling and music throbbing inside the brightly lit reception for DIVINE 2020. On April 29, Jonny and I faced each other across a white table in the back room, masks in place while keeping a careful […]

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Getting Creative: Outsider Collective showcases work of artists with differing abilities

Outsider Collective is a newly established non-profit art gallery storefront/studio space located at Hope Artiste Village in Pawtucket. They currently have 35 artists with pieces showcased at the studio, including paintings on canvas, drawings, framed and slip-sleeved artwork, pillows, mugs, cartoons, poem books, calendars, stickers, t-shirts, buttons and music CDs (debut album of Angry Skull). […]

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Pop One Open in Style: Crandon Whitsitt-Lynch and the art of wax casting

Students at Rhode Island College (RIC) may recognize alumni Whitsitt-Lynch as the school’s building technician, but after hours, this former pupil uses his BFA in printmaking skills in the studios of the facility he manages. It is hard not to notice what Whitsitt-Lynch accomplishes in these off hours: beautifully crafted metal bottle openers. And they […]

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A Conversation with Riffraff Cofounders Emma Ramadan and Tom Roberge

On December 7, Riffraff bookstore and bar (60 Valley St. #107A, PVD) celebrated its second anniversary (see story motifri.com/riffraffturns2. Sean Carlson interviewed cofounders Emma Ramadan and Tom Roberge for Motif. Sean Carlson (Motif): What duos or tag-teams have you admired? Any parallels you see in yourselves? Emma Ramadan: I greatly admire husband-wife translator teams, such […]

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