If you’ve turned on the television to either the Discovery Channel or Bravo over the past 15 years or so, then you’ve probably caught an episode of Cash Cab. Hosted by Ben Bailey, the show is a trivia game that takes place in an actual cab with Bailey asking questions for cash prizes while driving the contestant to their destination. Along with being on the show, Bailey has been a stand-up comedian for nearly three decades since starting out in the early 90s. His material usually centers on marriage, self-deprecation, pop culture and everyday life. Those looking for a laugh can go see Bailey perform at the United Theatre on 5 Canal Street in Westerly on June 10 at 7 p.m.
In celebration of its 60 years of commitment to the community, Wickford Art Association recently announced it is hosting a Community Mural Project, through which the outer walls of the organization’s building will be adorned with four artists’ work.
The project, born over the winter through talks with the North Kingstown School District’s Art Department, began as an idea to decorate one wall of the building but has evolved into a more complex and potentially expandable display.
Musical improvisation can be really fun to see in a live setting, and it’s been a trademark for the guys in Canopy from New Haven for the past few years. It’s an integral part of their brand of psych-rock that has an emphatic effect on the senses. It’s also a quality that guarantees that they’re going to be a bit different each time they perform live. On June 3 at Pump House Music Works on 1464 Kingstown Road in Wakefield, Canopy will be exhibiting their musical approach on stage. Local duo The Berger Boys are going to be kicking the night off at 7 p.m.
On first impression, Lucy Kirkwood’s play “The Children” poses a single question: What would we be willing to do in the face of an environmental disaster?
The playwright gives us three characters, Rose, Robin and Hazel, who are grappling with that question in light of a responsibility to the children of future generations. In the process of sorting through their responses — and our own — the play reveals its depth.
Trinity Repertory Company takes us back to the future with “The Inferior Sex,” a brand new play by Jacqueline E. Lawton.
It’s a trip well worth taking even if just to remind us that the current national turmoil has precedent in the past. “The Inferior Sex” is set in 1972 when issues including Vietnam, Watergate, Civil Rights, the Equal Rights Amendment and the sexual revolution were roiling the country.
But there is more to this story.
The recently renamed Island Moving Company, now Newport Contemporary Ballet, is presenting “Elements,” a program of five works by five choreographers that refines and redefines the meaning of diverse. Diversity could apply to the heritage of the choreographers, which includes Juan Rodriguez and Yoshito Sakuraba; certainly to the diversity in styles, from classical ballet to starkly modern; and to the diversity of mood and meaning in each dance.
The joy of summer in Rhode Island is something North Kingstown artist Pam Sammartino knows a little bit about. A yogi by trade, teaching at Raffa Yoga in Cranston for nearly two decades, Pam stretched her sea legs during the pandemic by creating quirky and whimsical sea-themed mixed media pieces for friends and colleagues, and to sell on Etsy.
Sammartino never considered herself an artist. Though she has been recently recognized as gifted in this area, first by supportive friends and colleagues, and more recently by the Wickford and South County Art Associations, she has never allowed any of those platitudes to go to her head.
Sarah Swift enjoys the intimacy and tactile quality that comes from working with textiles
Mickey Mantle, former star of the New York Yankees baseball team, often remarked, “If I knew I was going to live this long, I’d have taken better care of myself.” He was only 63 when he died. Now, with many of us getting a good chance to live beyond 100, what’s one of the best investments in maintaining good health? It’s cheap, easy, and right inside your mouth.
How important is what I like to call the “Total Family Doctor” (TFD)? For years, I’ve praised the hardworking family doctor for the role he or she plays in medical care. Now, many North Americans say it’s impossible to find a family doctor. What has happened to them?
Why do some women shy away from sex? It might be fatigue after a long day where everything, everything, has gone wrong. But before men jump to conclusions, they should know about a disease called endometriosis. This problem causes severe pain during sex. It occurs in about 10 percent of women and has a profound effect of their lives. And, about 30 percent will have trouble becoming pregnant.