Six Picks: The Best in Local Events this Weekend (Nov. 8-11)

A busy Fall weekend is ahead with lots to do in and around Rhode Island. Check out “Six Picks” Events for the upcoming weekend.

Craftopia Sunday at Hope Artiste Village (Pawtucket)

For over a decade Craftopia has kicked off the holiday season at Hope Artiste Village. 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 its 60+ ­juried ­vendors from around New England. There will be food trucks outside and hot coffee inside, so enjoy the holidays and shop early at Craftopia. Details here.

Vet’s Day Brunch Sunday at Revival Brewery (Cranston)

- Advertisement -

Revival Brewery is hosting a Veteran’s Day Bruch featuring the Z-Boys, a surf-rock trio based in Newport. Brunch begins at Noon, the band takes the stage around 2PM. Bring coats or canned goods (including pasta, rice, and overall general hygiene products) and you will get a free beer. All goods will be brought to Operation Stand Down and will be accepted till Sunday November 24th. (discounts only good for 11/10). Veterans get 50% off your meal for the day (with valid ID). The event benefits Operation Stand Down, Rhode Island’s primary nonprofit resource for homeless and at-risk veterans. Details here.

RI Home Show at the RI Convention Center (Providence)

The 11th Annual Fall Providence Home Show opens on November 9th at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence. All types of home vendors from local Rhode Island homebuilders and kitchen remodelers to regional landscape architects and everything else in between will be on call to speak with you one-on-one. Home show exhibitors will be ready to answer any questions you may have, provide ballpark price ranges for your project or simply discuss possibilities for your home renovation. Details here.

Hamlet at Contemporary Theatre Company (Wakefield)

Hamlet comes to life on the CTC stage. The ghost of Hamlet’s father gives him one mission – avenge his death and kill his brother, the murderer, Claudius. Hamlet’s life is crumbling around him, and he must decide where he stands. Don’t miss one of Shakespeare’s greatest plays. Details here.

Providence Bruins Kids Day Sunday (Providence)

The hockey season is well underway and Sunday is Kids Day at the Dunkin Donuts Center. The Providence Bruins take on the Hartford Wolf Pack on Hasbro Kids Day at the Dunk. Experience the fun with mascots, characters, giveaways, games and activities throughout the day. Save $10 on tickets with a special Save $10 Sunday offer! Details here.

RI Veterans Day Ceremony (Bristol)

Honor our veterans Monday with a wreath-laying at the Rhode Island Veterans Home in Bristol. Official ceremonies will be held at 11:30 a.m.