Six Picks: The Best in Local Events this Weekend (Nov. 1-3)

Lots of special events in and around the capital city this weekend. Check out “Six Pick” Events for more.

Waterfire Salute to Veterans Saturday at Waterplace Park (Providence)

WaterFire Providence is celebrating 25 years of transforming place and building community. The November 2nd Waterfire honors Veterans at the “7th Annual Salute to Veterans” event. The Veterans Resource Fair will include an Arts Fairs, Food Vendors, and Special Performances and Events starting at 3:00 pm. Details here.

Festival Ballet Performs Carmen All Weekend at Black Box Theatre (Providence)

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Festival Ballet presents Viktor Plotnikov’s bold dance adaptation of the familiar lovestruck drama of Carmen, one of the most beloved operas ever written. Hot-tempered and full of flavor and lust, this gripping story plays out in the intimate perspective of the Black Box Theater. The result is a fast-paced drama that unfolds with passionate effect, a story of intimate love, jealous rage and shocking betrayal that has been savored by audiences around the world for more than a century. Details here.

Mandy Patinkin Friday at The Vets (Providence)

Mandy Patinkin in Concert: DIARIES, presents the acclaimed actor / singer / storyteller in his most electrifying role: concert performer. DIARIES is a marriage of many of Mandy’s favorite Broadway and classic American tunes, along with selections from his newest recordings on Nonesuch Records, Mandy Patinkin Diary January 2018 and Mandy Patinkin Diary April/May 2018Details here.

Comic Con at RI Convention Center (Providence)

Comic Con returns to the RI Convention Center beginning Friday and continuing thgouth Sunday. Highlights this year include William Shatner, George Takei and Nichelle Nichols from “Star Trek,” and Chevy Chase along with cast of “National Lampoon’s Vacation.” Not to be missed! Details here.

Friday Night Live at the Everett Stage (Providence)

Friday Night Live features hilarious improv, interactive scenes, on-the-spot musicals, and improvised song, dance, and skits! Performances are intended for audiences of all ages, personality types, and food groups. Friday Night Live unites a diverse cast of veteran Everett artists and young up-and-coming performers, in the production of fun, funny, creative, and meaningful performances! Details here.

Alladin at PPAC (Providence)

From the producer of The Lion King comes the timeless story of ALADDIN, a thrilling new production filled with unforgettable beauty, magic, comedy and breathtaking spectacle. It’s an extraordinary theatrical event where one lamp and three wishes make the possibilities infinite. 
ALADDIN features all your favorite songs from the film as well as new music written by Tony® and Academy Award® winner Alan Menken (Newsies) with lyrics penned by the legendary Howard Ashman (Beauty and the Beast), Tony Award winner Tim Rice (The Lion King, Aida), and book writer Chad Beguelin (The Wedding Singer). Details here.