Six Picks: The Best in Local Events this Weekend (Nov. 15-17)

Comedy with Lenny Clarke and Steve Sweeney Friday at Greenwich Odeum (East Greenwich)

Rarely does a comedy show feature two legendary comedians who are considered among the funniest standup comedians in America. “A Legendary Night” features hilarious Boston comedy legends Lenny Clarke and Steve Sweeney on one stage for one night only. Clarke has appeared in more than 50 movies and television sitcoms. He is best known as uncle Teddy in Rescue Me and has had roles in Fever Pitch, Ghostbusters and SMILF. Steve Sweeney has entertained audiences nationwide in a variety of films including Farrelly brothers hits Something About Mary and Me Myself & Irene. Complete Details here.

Theatre of the Oppressed at Brown’s Rites and Reason Theatre (Providence)

Julian Boal is a teacher, researcher, and practitioner of Theatre of the Oppressed. While many Western performance practices involve a strict division between actors and audience, practitioners of Theatre of the Oppressed have developed methods that involve and engage the audience directly, enabling them to move from being mere spectators in an auditorium to onstage “spect-actors,” working alongside a company of other actors to explore, to understand, and hopefully, to change the world, one urgent oppression at a time. Boal’s week-long residency explores the histories and current applications of Theatre of the Oppressed from November 17-23. Details here.

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RI Philharmonic Saturday at The Vets (Providence)

Guest conductor Tami Miller leads the RI Philharmonic Saturday night for “Romantic Tchaikovsky,” a program that includes: STILL “In Memoriam: The Colored Soldiers Who Died for Democracy,”TCHAIKOVSKY “Piano Concerto No. 2,” and SHOSTAKOVICH “Symphony No. 10.” Details here.

“A Christmas Carol” at Trinity Rep

“A Christmas Carol” at Trinity Rep (Providence)

The annual production of “A Christmas Carol” returns to Trinity Rep this week, behind a stellar cast and universally strong reviews. There are daily shows of this family favorite through December 29th. Don’t miss it! Details here. Details here.

“Seussical the Musical” at the Arctic Playhouse (West Warwick)

The world of Dr. Seuss comes to the stage in West Warwick as “Seussical the Musical” begins its run this weekend at the Arctic Playhouse. The Broadway musical, presented by the company’s When I Grow Up ensemble of performers ages 5 to 14, features the Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant, the Grinch and more classic Seuss characters. Details here.

Netflix v. Amazon – “The Queen” v. “High Castle”

If you’re not in the mood to go out, a couple of streaming favorites return this weekend. Netflix re-launches “The Queen,” with a new cast featuring Olivia Colman while Amazon Prime has the final season of “The Man in the High Castle.” Sounds like a good reason to binge!