Six Picks Events: The Best in Local Events This Weekend (Feb. 14-16)

"Fiddler on the Roof" at PPAC This Weekend

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Love is in the air … and a whole lot more this Valentine’s weekend..

Newport Winterfest Begins Friday (Newport)

The 32nd Annual Newport Winter Festival, touted as “New England’s Largest Winter Extravaganza,” will take place February 14th-23rd throughout Newport and Newport County. Featuring over 150 events, the Festival offers a unique winter experience combining food, festivities, music, and fun for all ages. Highlighted events include the Chili Cook-Off, 3rd Annual Mac & Cheese Smackdown, Princess Party, and exciting, fun concerts by the Jimmy Buffett tribute band, Changes in Latitudes and more! Details here.

Fiddler on the Roof at PPAC (Providence)

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A new production of Fiddler on the Roof is playing at PPAC all weekend. Rich with musical hits you know and love, including “Tradition,” “Sunrise, Sunset;’ “If I Were A Rich Man;’ “Matchmaker, Matchmaker” and “To Life (L’Chaim!),” Fiddler on The Roof is the heartwarming story of fathers and daughters, husbands and wives, and life, love and laughter. Details here.

John Cleese Sunday at The Vets (Providence)

Comedy legend John Cleese is heading to The Vets for a live and truly unforgettable evening of conversation with audience Q&A. John will tell stories of his life and career and you just may finally find out the air-speed of an unladen swallow. Before John silly walks his way on to the stage, the excitement will build as the audience will get to watch a 45th-anniversary screening of Monty Python and the Holy Grail in its entirety on the big screen. Details here.

Providence Children’s Film Festival (Providence)

The annual Children’s Film Festival represents the best of independent and international children’s cinema to inspire, delight, educate, and connect a diverse community of children and families throughout Rhode Island and New England. Animated, live-action, documentary and youth-made films are selected for their compelling stories with a global perspective that challenge young audiences to better understand the world. A complete list of the schedule can be found here: https://providencechildrensfilmfestival.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/PCFF_2020Program_printableLetter_lores.pdf . Details here.

RIPO Performs Romeo and Juliet Friday at The Vets (Providence)

A romantic evening of music awaits on Valentine’s Day when the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra presents Tchaikovsky’s Romeo & Juliet along with other favorites including Wagner Tristan and Isolde: Prelude & Liebestod, Saint-Saens Cello Concerto No.1 and Copland’s Appalachian Spring: Suite. Details here.

Community Barn Dance at St. George’s School (Newport)

Join the Newport String Project and Common Fence Music for a Fall Community Barn Dance. It will be an afternoon of fiddle-fueled fun, when participants will learn how to sashay, promenade and much more with the guidance of seasoned dance caller Jim Hicks. NSP co-founder EmmaLee Holmes-Hicks will be fiddling with the Rusty Pick-Up String Band and local favorites Tom Perrotti and Mike Fischman. The dance will kick off with a performance by the young students of the Newport String Project. Details here.