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Best things to do in Rhode Island: May 3-10

This week: Food truck Fridays, music awards, Cinco de Mayo, Lyle Lovett, and more!


Giant troll artist Thomas Dambo on turning trash into treasure

“We can make big and beautiful things out of our trash,” the Danish artist says. “It’s not worthless.” His latest installation, “The Thunderstone,” was built out of reclaimed materials in Charlestown, R.I.


Best things to do in Rhode Island: April 26-May 3

This week: Food trucks roll in, the circus comes to town, a brush with birds, guacamole tasting, and more!


A modern hotel with a historic pedigree: The Gardiner House offers a glimpse of Newport’s glitterati

The 21-room hotel, which opened last fall, isn't what you might expect. It's more like hanging at your (rich) friends' house. “Sailing knots, anchors . . . that’s not what we’re about.”


For a small state, R.I. offers many great places to run. Here are a few favorites.

There’s nothing like going for miles along country roads, through parks and cityscapes, to get a feel for a new environment.


The Globe Rhode Island team’s must-do list for the summer

We asked our Rhode Island reporters to recommend a few of their favorite can’t-miss experiences to Globe readers who might be contemplating a visit this spring and summer. Here’s what they said.


Best things to do in Rhode Island this week: April 19-26

This week for fun in the 401 there's John Waters’ birthday party, Earth Day doings, Ben Folds, a beer fest and more.

Washington Bridge closure means changes for East Providence Portuguese feast season

Traditional feast celebrations here will look different this year due to the closure of the Washington Bridge westbound, with procession routes changing and one club saying it would have to cancel a major part of its annual events.