Five Can’t-Miss Events: Jan. 3–9

See winter fowl on an ecotour, peruse through boats and boating equipment (and maybe even buy your own!), listen to stand-up comedy New York City style and more fun things to do.

Black Odyssey

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See Homer’s classic poem, the Odyssey, reimagined as it combines Greek mythology and African-American history of the last fifty years in its East Coast premiere at Trinity Rep. Follow Ulysses Lincoln on his epic journey home from war while he is controlled by a host of gods, connecting him with his ancestors and our shared humanity before his return home to his wife and son.

The Details: Through Feb. 3. See website for show times. $25-$79. Trinity Rep, 201 Washington St., Providence, 401-351-4242,


NYC Comedy Invades Revival Brewing Company

Be prepared to laugh your socks off at Revival Brewing Company as they present a night of stand-up comedy New York City style. The special one-night-only showcase features some of the best and funniest comedians from NYC for a night full of belly-laughing roar.

The Details: Jan. 3. 7-9 p.m. $10 online, $15 at the door. Revival Brewing Company, 505 Atwood Ave., Cranston,


RI Boat Show

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Whether you’re an experienced boater or fisherman, just a novice on the water or simply interested in becoming a first-time boat owner, the Rhode Island Boat Show has something to offer everyone. The show features boats of all kinds and other fishing industry related items and services. Peruse the many dealers and exhibitors and maybe even find a boat of your own for the sunny summer months ahead.

The Details: Jan. 4-6. See website for event times. $5, children twelve and younger free. Rhode Island Convention Center, One Sabin St., Providence, 401-739-4040,


Three Stooges Festival

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Larry, Curly and Moe are back for another year to bring you more laughs with their slapstick comedy and silly antics. Stadium Theatre invites you to its free movie night featuring the Three Stooges at their comical best in classic episodes from the 1930s and 1940s. This is a popular event, so arrive early,  grab some popcorn and sweet treats and secure your seat in front of the big screen.

The Details: Jan. 4. 7 p.m. Free. Stadium Theatre, 28 Monument Sq., Woonsocket, 401-762-4545,


Winter Rarities Ecotour

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Coastal New England is known for a large number of rare birds visiting in the winter months. Now you have the chance to see them for yourself with Norman Bird Sanctuary. Visit several birding hot spots throughout the region and get a glance of the rare winter migrants. People of all birding skill levels are welcome to participate in the day long ecotour.

The Details: Jan. 5. 6:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. $70 members, $80 nonmembers. Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, 401-846-2577,


Want more fun things to do? Check out our calendar listings.

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