Six Picks Events: The Best in Local Events This Weekend (Jan. 24-26)

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Chris Tucker Saturday at PPAC (Providence)

Actor and comedian Chris Tucker has certainly made his mark in Hollywood, starring in films including the Rush Hour series that have collectively grossed over one billion dollars in box office sales. He is currently on a major U.S. and international 2019 comedy tour, receiving rave reviews from all over the world. Don’t miss him in PVD! Details here.

RIPO All Mozart Program Saturday at The Vets (Providence)

Join Conductor Bramwell Tovey, violinist Karen Gomyo and the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra for a special All Mozart program Saturday night at The Vets. Selections include “The Magic Flute: Overture,” “Violin Concerto No.3,” and “Symphony No.41 (Jupiter).” A world class evening. Details here.

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Admissions All Weekend at The Gamm Theatre (Warwick)

Head to the Gamm Theatre in Warwick this weekend for Admissions, a comedy about a Princeton admissions officer who takes a professional risk after she meets a college-bound alternative-school kid who just might be the son she gave up years ago in a secret adoption. See how it unfolds … details here.

Singing the Dream Sunday at Temple Emanu-El (Providence)

Sunday afternoon, a special musical tribute to commemorate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. will be held at Temple Emanu-El in Providence. “Singing the Dream 2020” The event will be held at the Temple located at 99 Taft Avenue in Providence, R.I. Singers of all ages, races and faiths will perform in a chorus with featured guests from the award-winning Sing Harlem Choir of Harlem, New York. Details here.

Aurea Ensemble Sunday at First Unitarian Church (Providence)

Aurea Ensemble breaks boundaries between words and music, this performance ensemble with a superb string quartet at its core calls us to listen closely to some of America’s most eloquent composers, poets and writers, pointing us to a deeper understanding of our natural world. The concert program features music by Pulitzer Prize winner John Luther Adams, composers Charles Griffes, John Cage, Lou Harrison, and Charles Ives; Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Galway Kinnell; former U.S. Poet Laureate Ted Kooser; and naturalists Henry David Thoreau and John Muir. Presented by FirstWorks. Details here.

Northeast Auto Show at the RI Convention Center (Providence)

This weekend is the time for the annual auto show with over 250 of the hottest new cars and trucks all in one place. Bring the family. Complete details here.