5 Weekend Musts: Elf, The Musical at PPAC + More
Thursday, November 01, 2012
Elf, The Broadway Musical
Sunday This weekend Elf opens at the Providence Performing Arts Center. You know and love the 2003 movie starring Will Ferrell, now relive the magic live on stage. Matt Kopec will take the lead as Buddy, a young orphan who ventures off to New York City to find his birth father after being confronted with the fact that he is human, and not one of Santa's elves. Joining Kopec in the cast will be Julia Louise Hosack as Emily, Gordon Gray as Santa, Kate Hennies as Jovie, and Drew Pulver as Walter. The venue is also offering the chance to make the evening extra special for you and your child. Five walk-on role opportunities per performance will be offered to children between the ages of 5 and 12. Click here to enter the contest to win tickets and the chance to see your child on stage! 1:00pm & 6:30pm. 220 Weybosset St., Providence. For more info and tickets, go here.
Rhode Island Comic Con
Saturday, Sunday Geeks, unite! The time is finally upon us for the biggest show in the smallest state. This famous convention will dedicate a whole weekend to comics, movies, television, video games, anime and manga, toys, and graphic novels. Many pop culture and sci-fi celebrity guests will be in attendance. You will no doubt see many of your favorite characters strolling around, as many people will be in costume. Highlights of the convention will include gaming tournaments, showings of Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog and Rocky Horror Picture Show, Cosplay Ask-A-Nation Panel, a costume contest, and a Jedi Training class. In what is sure to excite all the 90's kids in attendance, there will be a Power Rangers Panel featuring Jason David Frank, David Yost, and Walter Jones (the original Green/White, Blue, and Black Rangers, respectively). Find out more about this can't-miss event for all ages here. 10am-7pm Saturday, 10am-5pm Sunday. Rhode Island Convention Center, 1 Sabin St., Providence. One-day adult tickets $25, adult weekend passes $35. One-day kids 6-12 tickets $15, kids Weekend passes $20.
Clinton Kelly at Macy's
Up Close on Hope
Friday, Saturday Festival Ballet Providence will present Up Close on Hope, an award-winning contemporary dance series, on November 2 and 3. Now in its tenth season, the show will take place at FBP's Black Box Theater, which seats 80 people. Up Close on Hope prides itself on performances of "you-can-hear-them-breathe-
82nd Annual Armenian Food Fair and Bazaar
Friday, Saturday, Sunday Experience a piece of Armenian culture at the 82nd Annual Food Fair and Bazaar this weekend. All are welcome to the event, which will serve Armenian food and delicacies such as Shish Kabob, pastries, Tourshi, Cheese Boereg, Losh Kabob, and Kufta. There will be live Armenian music, arts and crafts, jewelry, and a silent auction as well as games, raffles, movies, and balloons for kids. 5pm-10pm Friday, 11:30am-10pm Saturday, 12pm-7pm Sunday. Sts. Sahag and Mesrob Armenian Church, 70 Jefferson Street, Providence. Free admission.
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