Events:

  • The Haunting of Hill House

    Add this Westerly play to your spooky schedule: Veteran Director John Cillino’s artistic vision emphasizes the complex, frightening and tender moments of this sinister tale.

    October 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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  • The Vampire Circus

    An innovative, surreal fusion of cirque, theater, comedy and cabaret.

    October 22 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • The Last Five Years

    An emotionally powerful and intimate musical about two New Yorkers in their 20s who fall in and out of love over the course of five years.

    October 22 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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    One event on October 23, 2021 at 8:00 pm

  • Aging Disgracefully – The Cautious Comeback Tour

    It’s a mix of stand-up, song, and skits.

    October 23 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
  • The Haunting of Hill House

    Add this Westerly play to your spooky schedule: Veteran Director John Cillino’s artistic vision emphasizes the complex, frightening and tender moments of this sinister tale.

    October 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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  • The Ultimate Queen Celebration Starring Marc Martel

    Tribute merging iconic rock anthems with a theatrical performance style and eye-popping production.

    October 23 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • The Last Five Years

    An emotionally powerful and intimate musical about two New Yorkers in their 20s who fall in and out of love over the course of five years.

    October 23 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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    One event on October 23, 2021 at 8:00 pm

  • The Haunting of Hill House

    Add this Westerly play to your spooky schedule: Veteran Director John Cillino’s artistic vision emphasizes the complex, frightening and tender moments of this sinister tale.

    October 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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  • The Rocky Horror Picture Show

    The cult classic with a twist returns!

    October 28 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • The Haunting of Hill House

    Add this Westerly play to your spooky schedule: Veteran Director John Cillino’s artistic vision emphasizes the complex, frightening and tender moments of this sinister tale.

    October 29 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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    One event on October 17, 2021 at 2:00 pm

    One event on October 22, 2021 at 7:30 pm

    One event on October 23, 2021 at 7:30 pm

    One event on October 24, 2021 at 2:00 pm

    One event on October 29, 2021 at 7:30 pm

    One event on October 30, 2021 at 7:30 pm

    One event on October 31, 2021 at 2:00 pm

  • The Haunting of Hill House

    Add this Westerly play to your spooky schedule: Veteran Director John Cillino’s artistic vision emphasizes the complex, frightening and tender moments of this sinister tale.

    October 30 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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    One event on October 31, 2021 at 2:00 pm

  • The Haunting of Hill House

    Add this Westerly play to your spooky schedule: Veteran Director John Cillino’s artistic vision emphasizes the complex, frightening and tender moments of this sinister tale.

    October 31 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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  • Chazz Palminteri in:A Bronx Tale

    Chazz Palminteri performs a one-man stage version of the hit movie and recent Broadway musical.

    November 12 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • God Help Us!

    Recent political comedy starring Ed Asner in the title role.

    November 18 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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  • God Help Us!

    Recent political comedy starring Ed Asner in the title role.

    November 19 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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  • God Help Us!

    Recent political comedy starring Ed Asner in the title role.

    November 20 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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  • God Help Us!

    Recent political comedy starring Ed Asner in the title role.

    November 21 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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  • A Christmas Carol

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

    January 2, 2022 @ 12:00 pm

Events:

  • Rick Wakeman

    Prog rock extravaganza returns to his roots with virtuosic piano performances.

    October 19 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Ocean State Ramblers

    Four-piece bluegrass band and recent RI Music Award winners.

    October 20 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
  • Blacktop Mojo/ 3 Parts Dead/ Psycle

    Full of crunchy guitar chugging and minor-key melodies

    October 21 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Piff The Magic Dragon

    John van der Put is a magician and comedian who performs under the stage name Piff the Magic Dragon.

    October 21 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • John Fuzek

    Singer-songwriter-guitarist.

    October 21 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Bill Frisell and Tony Scherr Duo

    Improv guitarists

    October 21 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Harry Styles

    Multi-platinum British singer.

    October 21 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Eric Gales

    Blues-rock guitarist.

    October 21 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
  • The Minks/ Beauquet

    Psychedelic-bloos band, heavy on the rock and roll

    October 21 @ 9:00 pm - October 22 @ 12:00 am
  • Vampire Castle — Dark University Costume Party

    An in-costume vampire-themed party with signature cocktails, vampire burlesque show, witchy vendors and more. Hosted by Grimoire Academy.

    October 22 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • CloZee

    A worldly and rhythmic figure floating in the electronic music atmosphere.

    October 22 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • J.I. – The Young and Restless Tour

    Rising rapper known for melodic flow, infectious charisma, and powerfully honest lyrics. 

    October 22 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Glenn Miller Orchestra

    Big band for both concert and swing dance.

    October 22 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Maria Bamford

    Self-deprecating comedy about anxiety and depression, sure to make you feel better about your life, in comparison

    October 22 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • The Haunting of Hill House

    Add this Westerly play to your spooky schedule: Veteran Director John Cillino’s artistic vision emphasizes the complex, frightening and tender moments of this sinister tale.

    October 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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  • Roger Ceresi’s All Starz

    Tribute to the musical legends of the ‘50s & ‘60s.

    October 22 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • The Linda Ronstadt Experience with American Idol Star Tristan McIntosh:

    Supported by a superb backing band.

    October 22 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Suzanne Vega – An Evening of New York Songs and Stories

    One of the foremost songwriters to emerge in the folk-music revival of the early ‘80s.

    October 22 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Dance

Who I AM.: Revolutionizing life in the former home of Esek Hopkins

Anthony “AM.” Andrade’s (they/them) work entails activism and awareness through communal art and creativity.  Andrade is co-director of The Haus of Glitter Dance Company & Performance Lab. They also manage The Haus of Glitter Liberation Garden and Record Label as part of a two-year artist “parkist” residency at the Esek Hopkins Homestead and Park where […]

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Island Moving Company Brings Great Friends to Newport

Island Moving Company is continuing its return to live performances with the Newport Dance Festival, which takes place July 20-25 on the lawn of Great Friend Meeting House in Newport. This unique festival will continue the tradition of hosting a resident company for two weeks: Malashock Dance Company from San Deigo. As part of the residency, John Malashock, artistic director of Malashock Dance Company, will choreograph a dance that both companies […]

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Island Moving Company Returns to Live Performance

On May 6, 7 and 8, Island Moving Company (IMC) will hold a hybrid in-person and livestreamed performance called Return to Live at the WaterFire Arts Center. The performance will feature world premieres from guest choreographer Colin Connor, former artistic director of the José Limón Dance Company, and Danielle Genest, IMC’s associate artistic director. The […]

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Transform the New Year: Metamorphosis Dance Company’s NYE Extravaganza

It’s possible you’re missing the New Year’s Eve party you would have had if this had been anything resembling a normal year, but it only stands to reason that some of most innovative partiers in the state are more than prepared to bring the December 31 festivities online. I spoke with some of the artists […]

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Bringing the Arts Home: FirstWorks’ virtual summer camps keep kids creative

When Rhode Island schools closed in March, cutting students off from in-person arts education, FirstWorks, a nonprofit that works to ensure equitable access to the arts, stepped in to bring their educational opportunities virtual. Kathleen Pletcher, artistic director of FirstWorks said, “We are always concerned about students’ access to the arts because the arts do […]

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Artistic Expression: This pandemic is hitting artists where it hurts

Performance cancellations, while necessary, are having a very real impact on the income of local artists. On this page, we’ll compile a list of resources and fun stuff to help artists connect, support each other and express themselves. To add to this list, email news@motifri.com Find a list of free resources, opportunities and financial relief […]

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Just Dance!: Inaugural Motion State Dance Festival to take place at the WaterFire Arts Center

Dancers both local and national will converge in the Creative Capital to showcase the latest in contemporary dance at the inaugural Motion State Dance Festival, held Thursday, March 5, through Saturday, March 7, 2020. Hosted by the WaterFire Arts Center, Thursday, Friday and Saturday night will feature award-winning, genre-busting artists in solo performances. Interspersed between […]

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