Six Picks: The Best in Local Events this Weekend (Nov. 29-Dec. 1)

Newport Nutcracker (Photo provided by Island Moving Co.)

Small Business Saturday at Crown Plaza (Warwick)

Small Business Saturday Shop RI is a showcase of over 100 Rhode Island individuals with disabilities, small businesses and vendors — including entrepreneurs, artists, Farm Fresh RI, Social Venture Enterprises, veterans, and minority-owned businesses — and the best place to shop small in RI with a wide selection of unique services and products all in one convenient location! Details here.

Newport Nutcracker at Rosecliff (Newport)

Join Island Moving Company for its 18th season of this magical holiday tradition! This one-of-a-kind performance of The Newport Nutcracker at Rosecliff is set within salons, a ballroom and the iconic staircase of Rosecliff Mansion.  Details here.

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Holiday Pops Saturday at PPAC (Providence)

Join the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra and Conductor Keith Lockhart for their sparkling and beloved Holiday Pops concert. Capturing the magic of the Christmas season and the winter charms of New England, the Boston Pops will perform their signature “Sleigh Ride,” as well as other holiday classics, and new arrangements of seasonal favorites. Details here.

“An Inadvertent Rift” Show Opening Friday at The King’s Lens (Newport)

Inadvertent meaning not resulting from or achieved through deliberate planning; and rift meaning a crack, split or break in something. Both terms relating to finding your way into adulthood and the messiness that comes along with it. We are excited to showcase and sell some work! Come by and check out art, buy a gift for the holidays and have a fun time! November 29th from 5 – 9 at The Kings Lens and Friends, 7 Carroll Ave, Newport. Details here.

Blackstone River Theatre Homecoming and Silent Auction Saturday (Cumberland)

With family and friends in town for Thanksgiving, BRT’s 20th annual fundraiser will feature some of the best of Rhode Island’s homegrown talent as well as others who now live in the Ocean State. Starting at 6:30 p.m. and during intermission, Blackstone River Theatre will also hold a silent auction featuring CDs, jewelry, original artwork, Christmas items and gift certificates. Performers include Atwater-Donnelly, Kim Trusty and Eastern Medicine Singers. Details here.

Sugar Plum Fairy Storytime and Meet & Greet Saturday at Boscov’s at the Providence Place Mall (Providence)

Meet the Sugar Plum Fairy from the Festival Ballet’s Nutcracker and hear the story and music of the Nutcracker on Saturday, November 30 at 11 AM to help us officially kick off the Holiday season! The Sugar Plum Fairy will also take photos with children. Enter for a chance to win a family 4-pack to see The Nutcracker! Kids will also be invited to write letters to Santa and put them in a special box that Mrs. Claus will pick up when she visits the store on December 21st! Details here.