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5 Weekend Musts: Les Miz, Food & Wine Festivals + More

Thursday, November 03, 2011


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Liberte, Egalite, Showstopping Tunes: Les Miserables

We might be turning back the clocks this weekend, but we're not dialing down the fun. Here are the five things you can't afford to miss out on.


Les Miserables in Providence

Friday-Sunday  The world’s longest running musical is coming to town! Don’t miss out Cameron Mackintosh’s brand new, much acclaimed 25th anniversary production of Les Miserables, with new imagery and staging based on the paintings (yes, paintings) of Victor Hugo. This is the perfect opportunity to see the musical before the movie version with Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe is released. Providence Performing Arts Center, 220 Weybossett St, Providence Get tickets here.

Murder at the Museum in Newport

Saturday  Not finished with Halloween yet? Extend the spooky a little longer by solving a murder mystery at the historic John N.A. Griswold House. Play a real live family game of Clue with music and masquerade set in 1916. In an interactive performance by the Marley Bridges Theatre Company, you’ll have to search for clues, and interrogate suspects to solve the murder! 76 Bellevue Avenue. 7:00pm–8:30pm. Find out more here.

Bombay Bash in Jamestown


Salaam Conanicut: Jamestown's Bombay Bash

Saturday  Miss out on Diwali? Not to worry; come get your India on with a Bombay Bash fundraising party for the Jamestown Art Center. There will be music, dancing, cocktails, food, and a silent auction of beautiful, Indian-themed boxes decorated by local artists. There will also be a photography show featuring pictures of India. 18 Valley St, 7pm-11pm. $55 ($60 at the door).


Fall Wine Festival in Providence

Saturday  The 5th Annual Charity Fall Wine Festival, held by The Savory Grape, one RI’s best wine shops, will feature more than 50 fine wine tastings from around the world, hors d’oeuvres, and live music in the newly renovated Dorrance restaurant. Silent and live auctions will be held, including vineyard trips, collectible wines, and other packages. Later, there will be a post-festival get-together at Gracie’s Restaurant for event attendees. Proceeds from the festival will benefit the Rhode Island Community Food Bank. Get tickets here. The Dorrance, 60 Dorrance St, Providence.

A Celebration of Life & Hope with Jon Brooks in Middletown

Saturday  Help support and celebrate the women in your life with a live concert by Jon Brooks, Canadian award-winning singer/songwriter and the Healing Co-operative, Rhode Island’s non-profit providing to 1,700 women and family members annually. There will be a silent auction, refreshments, and scrumptious snacks all in support of women with cancer. 7:30-10:30pm. 272 Mitchell's Lane. Tickets $30 in advance, $35 at the door. Find out more here


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