Events going on in and around Providence this weekend.
A Christmas Carol – Friday, November 11th, 2016 to Saturday, December 31st, 2016
Trinity Repertory Company, times vary
Rhode Island’s family holiday tradition returns this year! Ebenezer Scrooge, a greedy, sour businessman, is infamous for his lack of Christmas cheer. When three ghosts pay him a visit, Scrooge is given the chance to examine his life. He is inspired to change his ways and is wholly transformed by the spirit of Christmas. A heartwarming tale perfect for the whole family. Join us for this classic story that will awaken your heart and rekindle your spirit.
Spatial Games – Friday, November 11th, 2016
Providence Children’s Museum, 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Families engage in some friendly competition and challenge their spatial thinking skills by playing a series of oversized games. Try your hand at life-sized Tetris, Air Hockey and Hot Lava!
Inventing Impressionism – Friday, November 11th, 2016 to Saturday, December 31st, 2016
RISD Museum, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
When the artists who became known as the Impressionists first presented their work in 1874, contemporaries perceived their innovative working methods and unconventional subject matter as a radical departure from accepted ways of art-making. This selection of paintings and drawings by artists including Paul Cézanne, Camille Pissarro, Berthe Morisot, Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Mary Cassatt highlights the Impressionists’ creative use of process and materials to represent contemporary subjects in a way that had never been done before. Focusing on the RISD Museum’s depth in this area, the installation features works on paper that are rarely on view—including Edgar Degas’s monumental pastel, Six Friends at Dieppe—and celebrates a recent gift to the Museum, Claude Monet’s A Walk in the Meadows at Argenteuil.
Festival Ballet Providence– Friday, November 11th, 2016 to Saturday, November 12, 2016
Black Box Theatre, 8:00 PM
Festival Ballet Providence’s (FBP) acclaimed Black Box Theatre series Up Close on Hope will feature one of the most popular works by iconic choreographer George Balanchine, in addition to two vastly different works by resident choreographer Viktor Plotnikov. The program will also include a pair of works by former Boston Ballet principal dancer Yury Yanowsky and a new collaboration between company dancer Ty Parmenter and storyteller Valerie Tutson. This popular Black Box series gives audiences a perspective on dance unlike any other, providing an experience that is both intimate and breathtaking.
The Final Voyage of X Minus One– Friday, November 11th, 2016 to Sunday, November 20th, 2016
AS220 Blackbox, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
“From the far horizons of the unknown come transcribed tales of new dimensions in time and space. These are stories of the future; adventures in which you’ll live in a million could-be years on a thousand may-be worlds.” These are the opening words of the classic, radio-era, science fiction extravaganza that was X Minus One. Counter-Productions Theatre Company invites you to join them on this final voyage into time and space.
Local Holiday Shopping
Angela Moore Holiday Warehouse Sale – Friday, November 11th, 2016 and Saturday, November 12th, 2016
Angela Moore Corporate Office-Newport Corporate Park, 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM
We’re giving you head start on your holiday shopping by having the sale before Thanksgiving! Beat the holiday crowds and come enjoy up to 70% off Angela Moore fashions, accessories and jewelry, including bangles, necklaces, earrings, key rings, wine charms and resort wear! Great gift ideas for moms, sisters, daughters, friends, teachers, hostesses and more. We’ll have a variety of themes, so bring you holiday lists.
Creative Hands Art Sale – Saturday, November 12th, 2016 and Sunday, November 13th, 2016
Temple Emanu-El, 7:00 PM to 9 PM (sat.) and 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (sun.)
Now in its second year, Creative Hands is an art sale celebrating the very creative people in our community. Local and regional artists and craftspeople will be displaying and selling a variety of unique items in many media and materials, including jewelry, glass, wood, textiles, photography, painting, soap, children’s books, and Judaica. Whether you are looking for something beautiful, whimsical, practical, or just something a bit different for yourself or for a gift, you won’t want to miss Creative Hands.
Craftopia – Sunday, November 13th, 2016
Hope Artiste Village, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Craftopia kicks off the holiday season for the seventh consecutive year at Hope Artiste Village in Pawtucket RI. CRAFTOPIA, is the area’s premier single-day, art and craft event, showcasing unique, locally handmade goods and is known for its festive atmosphere and the quality of it’s 60+ juried vendors from around New England. The event makes available a varied collection of fun, high-quality, hand-made goods including jewelry, clothing, handbags, bath and body, baby accessories, fine art and always something unexpected.
There will be food trucks outside and hot coffee inside, so enjoy the holidays and shop early at CRAFTOPIA. Admission is just a buck and kids are admitted free, with every 50th entrant winning CRAFTOPIA bucks in varying denominations which can be spent at any vendor booth.
The Lady Project Gala – Saturday, November 12th, 2016
Barnaby’s Castle, 7:30 PM to 12:00 AM
It’ll be a night to remember! Join The Lady Project for our first Lady Project Gala, celebrating women in Rhode Island, at the exclusive and stunning Barnaby’s Castle in the Historic West End. Before guests arrive, VIPs will head in early for an exclusive cocktail pairing. Once the doors open, gala guests will mingle throughout the mansion in the many rooms filled with local Rhode Island treats, and open bar with specialty cocktails by Horizon Beverage Company, wine by Chloe Wine Collection and local brews by Revival Brewing and enjoy light music, dancing and so much more.
Veterans Day Concert – Friday, November 11th, 2016
Governor Henry Lippitt House Museum, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
This Veterans Day, enjoy an evening of live music by Miss Wensday, with a special focus on jazz popularized during the World Wars. In addition, learn about the connection between the RI chapter of the American Red Cross and its connection to the Lippitt family as you explore the museum and a traveling exhibit, which commemorates 100 years of service in Rhode Island. There will also be a live presentation of vintage Red Cross uniforms, including a brief history of the unique roles of those who wore them. Doors open at 7:00 pm, Concert at 7:30 pm. Advance tickets are available online only.