Five Can’t-Miss Events: Nov. 9–15
Watch Scrooge have a change of heart, don your best cosplay, jam to psychedelic rock and more fun things to do.
1. A Christmas Carol
Providence’s favorite family holiday tradition is back to delight audiences of all ages. Celebrating forty years at Trinity Rep, A Christmas Carol brings the story of Ebenezer Scrooge to life to tell Charles Dickens’ classic tale of an old grouch who learns a lesson when he’s whisked through time and space by three spirits. This year’s production will be a tad different: It will feature eighteen community groups from across Rhode Island in the performance.
The Details: Nov. 9–Dec. 31. See website for times. $25–$68. The Chace Theater, 201 Washington St., Providence, 401-352-4242, trinityrep.com.
2. Rhode Island Comic Con
Hold onto your fez! While you won’t be falling through time with Dr. Who, a little cosplay never hurts when you attend the Rhode Island Comic Con. The largest comic book, toy, gaming and media festival in the state, Comic Con features your favorite vendors, artists and celebrities. Special guests this year include Billie Piper of “Doctor Who,” Jason Isaacs, who plays Lucius Malfoy in Harry Potter, Dave Bautista from Guardians of the Galaxy, and Norman Reedus from “The Walking Dead.” Don your best cosplay and get snaps with the stars.
The Details: Nov. 10– 12. Fri., 3–9 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m.–7 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Ticket prices vary depending on day. Photo-op and autograph tickets sold separately. Dunkin’ Donuts Center, 1 La Salle Sq., Providence, ricomiccon.com.
The New York Times is calling this play “ingenious, remarkable and tantalizing.” Come see Incognito, a play from the mind of acclaimed British playwright Nick Payne, author of the Broadway sensation Constellations. Watch four actors take on the role of twenty-one characters in an interconnected web of three different stories. A pathologist steals Albert Einstein’s brain, a neuropsychologist has her first relationship with another woman, and an amnesiac forgets everything except his love for his wife.
The Details: Nov. 9–Dec. 10. See website for times. $33.75–$60.75. Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre, 172 Exchange St., Pawtucket, 401-723-4266, gammtheatre.org.
4. An Evening with Chris Robinson Brotherhood
California’s psychedelic rock band Chris Robinson Brotherhood is coming to the Columbus Theatre in Providence. Presented by the Columbus Cooperative, an Evening with Chris Robinson Brotherhood will excite any local fan of the eclectic rock band or fans of the blues and psychedelic rock and roll genre. Jam out to the bands heady, gritty sounds.
The Details: Nov. 9. 8 p.m. $30–$35. The Columbus Theatre, 270 Broadway, Providence, 401-621-9660, columbustheatre.com.
5. Maria Bamford
Maria Bamford, a.k.a. Lady Dynamite, is coming to Providence for an explosive night of comedy. Bamford stars in the semi-autobiographical Netflix comedy series “Lady Dynamite” and is also the creator and star of the cult hit web series “The Maria Bramford Show,” which screened at the Museum of Art and Design in New York. She also voices characters on numerous hit shows such as “BoJack Horseman,” “Adventure Time” and “World Girl.” She will be sharing the stage with Jackie Kashian, a stand-up comedian from Wisconsin who has appeared on “Conan” and Comedy Central.
The Details: Nov. 11. 8 p.m. $35–$40. Columbus Theatre, 270 Broadway, Providence, columbustheatre.com.
Want more fun things to do? Check out our calendar listings.
With reporting assistance by Grace Kelly.