Six Picks Events: The Best in Local Events This Weekend (Feb. 28 – Mar. 1)

Tale of Two Cities at Trinity Rep (photo: Mark Turek)

Lots going on in and around Providence this weekend. Here are a few top entertainment picks for the Leap Year weekend!

A Tale of Two Cities” at Trinity Rep (Providence)

Love, redemption, and revolution … Against a tumultuous backdrop of social and political upheaval emerges a passionate story of romance, sacrifice, and vengeance. This new adaptation fuses the late 18th century with the contemporary, bringing the epic and universal face-to-face with the intensely intimate and personal. “The best of times and the worst of times” are brought to vivid life on stage in this time-honored classic. Details here.

Daniel Bernard Roumain at First Unitarian Church (Providence)

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Hailed by the New York Times as “about as omnivorous as a contemporary artist gets,” Haitian-born, Harlem-raised artist Daniel Bernard Roumain joins FirstWorks to perform his “Redemption Songs and Sonatas,” a concert celebrating a worldview of civil rights for all. From songs by Jamaican music icon Bob Marley to the Haitian and Israeli national anthems, “Redemption Songs and Sonatas” is a composer’s view of our desire to define ourselves, our world, and sometimes, one another. Details here.

Sesame Street Live at The Vets (Providence)

Jump to the beat with your friends on Sesame Street! Introducing an all-new, interactive show that unfolds on one of the world’s most famous streets at the funniest, furriest party in the neighborhood… get ready for Sesame Street Live! Details here.

U.S. Figure Skating Synchronized Skating Championships at the Dunk (Providence)

Experience the precision and pageantry of synchronized skating this weekend in Providence. Hosted by the Warwick Figure Skaters, the 2020 U.S. Synchronized Skating Championship will be held February 26 – 29, 2020 at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence. Details here.

“Portrait of a Lady” at Avon or Pickens (Providence, Newport)

Our film critic Alex Harrison has great things to say about “Portrait of a Lady,” the French film directed by Celine Sciamma. Read his review here. The film is opening at the Avon Cinema in Providence this weekend and is held over at the Jane Pickens in Newport. Pickens details here. Avon details here.

Winter Farmers Markets (Statewide)

It’s still officially winter, and farmer’s markets remain vibrant in locations around the state. Head to the Farm Fresh Winter Market at Hope Artiste Village Saturday or another around one in RI. Check the Farm Fresh RI site here for hours and further details. https://guide.farmfreshri.org/