The List

Places to go, things to see in Rhode Island

Barrington 100 Acre Cove: 41° 45.19' N 71° 19.277' W
Alfred's of Barrington consignment: 18 Maple Ave.
Alfred Drowne Road Historic District (NPS): Alfred Drowne Rd., Annawamscutt Rd., Washington Rd.
Allen-West Farmhouse (NRHP): George St., Nockum Hill
Artist in You workshops (RIM Best of '10): 71 Maple Ave.
Bagels, Etc.: 259 County Rd.
Barrington Books bookstore: 184 County Rd.
Barrington Civic Center: 283 County Rd.
Barrington Preservation Society Museum: (lower level, public library)
Barrington Town Beach: Bay Road
Barrington Town Hall: 283 County Rd.
Beach Mansion: 32 Lorrain St.
Belton Court (former estate): Middle Highway
Benjamin A. Jackson House, 115 Nayatt Rd.
Billy's restaurant (RIM Best of '09: new neighborhood restaurant): 286 Maple Ave.
Blue Kangaroo: 328 County Rd.
Bluewater Bar & Grill: 32 Barton Ave.
The Daily Scoop (RIM): 230 County Rd.
Haines State Park: Metropolitan Park Dr.
Hollies on the Avenue (RIM Best Spring '14 - gifts): 8 Anok…

Events ~ Scales & Tales ~

MEDIA CONTACT: Katie Kleyla Eat Drink RI 401.368.3748

In partnership with Eat Drink RI, Eating with the Ecosystem presents Scales & Tales, a Seasonal Fundraising Dinner Series
RHODE ISLAND (May 11, 2017) – Eating with the Ecosystem is partnering with Eat Drink RI to present a series of educational dinners at local restaurants to promote their mission of creating a place based approach to sustaining New England's wild seafood. These upscale, seasonal dinners will be fundraisers for their Scales & Tales Mobile Food Boat program.

The Scales & Tales Mobile Food Boat is a skiff (a shallow, flat-bottomed open boat) that the team is converting into a mobile education platform, complete with a cooking demo station. Eating with the Ecosystem plans to run free, educational events at farmer’s markets and other public locations showcasing the Food Boat. The goal of these programs is to educate consumers about our local seafood, fisheries, and ecosystems.

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The Contemporary Theater Company Improv Festival

WAKEFIELD – You walk into a dark, mysterious room with no idea what might happen… and an entire night of entertainment effortlessly unfolds before you. A typical evening for a theatergoer, but a far less common experience for the actors themselves.

The Contemporary Theater Company embraces the excitement of the unknown with the international 1st Annual Ocean State Improv Festival, June 7-11.

Twenty-eight troupes from nine different states and six countries perform thirteen shows over five days. With a schedule packed with Rhode Island favorites alongside world-class visiting artists, this new festival launches the summer season with a bang.

“Improvised theater has a long and glorious history, from ancient fireside storytelling to 16th century Commedia Dell’Arte, to theater games and modern incarnations like ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway”’, says CTC Artistic Director Christopher J Simpson. “We’ve been inventing live entertainment throughout the ages, and the tradition is as alive and glori…

Artists ~ Allison Kirwan ~ East Providence

Artist’s name: Allison Kirwan
Shop name: Wild World of AK
Instagram: @ShopWildworldofak
Etsy shop: Wild World of Ak

1. Tell us about your work
I always have a tough time describing my work, I'd say it's an eclectic mix of pop culture , color , humor, sparkle , mixed medias, and fun. Most artist have a deeper message or meaning to their work which I sometimes do in certain gallery pieces or photography, but I mostly like it to be a fun visual escape from all the BS going on in the world.

2. Is there a story behind the name of your business?
The name was actually an accident! I signed up for Etsy using my personal Instagram name ( @wildworldofak ) and meant to change the name of the shop, but it grew pretty quickly and the name just kind of stuck! I wish I had a better story behind the name

3. How did you come to be a professional artist/crafter/designer?
I've always had the creative artistic aspect…

Food makers ~ Kaylyn Keane ~ Cranston

Your name: Kaylyn Keane
Product line name: Lost Art Cultured Foods
Instagram: @lostartculturedfoods

1. Tell us about your product
At Lost Art we create delicious lacto-fermented veggies and sauerkraut using local, organic produce and curated spice blends. Our products are hand-made in small batches and are naturally full of beneficial probiotic cultures. We have three products available year round, Beet-Kraut, Caraway & Cabbage and Kraut-Chi, an Indian spiced mixed veggie kraut.

2. How did you get started making your product(s)?
I got the fermentation bug while living in Australia with my husband.

3. Is there a story behind the name of your business?
We named the business Lost Art as a nod to the traditional art of preserving food through fermentation. In recent generations people have forgotten this skill and along with it lost the many health benefits associated with regularl…

Artists ~ Sonja Czekalski and Victoria Hanson ~ Providence

Artist’s name: Sonja Czekalski and Victoria Hanson
Shop name: VSJadeDesigns
Facebook: 'Like' our page, VSJadeDesigns
Instagram: Follow us on Instagram VSJadeDesigns
Other: Our Fine Art Website

1. Tell us about your work
VsJade Designs creates one of a kind handcrafted jewelry using healing crystals, local shells, and local stones found on the shores of Rhode Island. The healing properties of the elements we use promote physical and mental healing, inspire creativity, and balance various energies. We never make the same item twice!

2. Is there a story behind the name of your business?
The name of our business is a combination of the initials of our first name, combined with our favorite gemstone.

3. How did you come to be a professional artist/crafter/designer?
We started our page a little over a year ago. Being best friends, broke college students, and artists, we decided to turn our passion for…

Artists ~ Josh Yelle ~ Providence

Artist’s name: Josh Yelle
Shop name: Pencilmancer, or Pencilmancer Art
Twitter: @pencilmancer
Instagram: @pencilmancer

1. Tell us about your work: 
I usually have heavily dark or creepy compositions and "de-compositions" of traditional, digital, or abstract art in various mediums: 2D(pencil, chalk, watercolor), 3D(resin, clay, mixed media), typography/calligraphy, screenprinting, tattoos. Graphic design layouts for albums, shirts, posters, stickers, enamel pins etc etc etc. Almost always rooted in sci-fi, horror, fantasy or psychedelic.

2. Is there a story behind the name of your business? 
I'm a big fan of sci-fi and fantasy. Pencilmancer is just a spin off of Necromancer, whom raises and controls the dead to do his whim.... only with PENCILS.

3. How did you come to be a professional artist/crafter/designer? 
Art runs in my family, my mother was a great artist and …

Events ~ Raid on Spell Hall ~ Coventry

Event: Raid on Spell Hall
What: Revolutionary War Encampment and Battle Reenactment
Where: Gen. Nathanael Greene Homestead, National Historic Landmark Home of Rhode Island’s greatest Revolutionary War Hero and George Washington’s Second in Command
50 Taft St Coventry RI
When: May 6 10:00 to 5:00 May 7 10:00-4:00
Contact: Dave Procaccini, President at 401-749-4689 or
For or find us on Facebook.

Description: Join the excitement at the Nathanael Greene Homestead Raid on Spell Hall Reenactment on May 6-7, 2017 on their 15 acres in Coventry Rhode Island. There will be authentic Continental and British military camps, musket and cannon demonstration, tours of the completely restored 1770 home of General Nathanael Greene, Spell Hall, a National Historic Landmark and the highlight of each day will be two battles in which Continental Regulars, French and Militia troops will battle British Regulars and Loyalist troops intent on takin…