10 Ways to Rock Out This Weekend in RI

From awesome live music to wicked funny stand-up comedy, and way more


Now-January 27: Savor three course meals at discounted prices at nearly 100 participating restaurants, with the last days of Providence Restaurant Weeks.

January 25–February 25: Go Into the Breeches at Trinity Rep for a comedy about women in World War II–era Providence staging a performance of Henry V while the men are on the front lines.

January 26: Legendary rocker Patti Smith heads to the Zeiterion Theatre in New Bedford in support of her new book, Devotion. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee will give a reading and speak about her creative process.

January 26-27: Rock out to the live music at Pumphouse Music Works with Mark Cutler and the Great Men of Courage, or show off your own vocal talent at open-mic night.

January 26-27: Enjoy a night of laughs with RI comic Ray Harrington while he gets hilariously personal at the Comedy Connection.

January 27: Stay Forever Young when the beloved Neil Young tribute band, featuring some of the state’s preeminent folk artists, plays Bristol’s Stone Church Coffeehouse.

January 27: Support The Matty Project at their annual fundraiser at the Crowne Plaza in Warwick, with a "Casino Night" themed gala celebration.

January 28: Hear classic jazz and swing songs remixed and updated at Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox at The Vets.

Now–February 18: Curt Columbus directs his own translation of Uncle Vanya, Anton Chekhov’s dark comedy of family, midlife crisis and murder, at The Gamm.

Now–February 18: 2nd Story Theatre in Warren stages The Tribute Artist, a comedy about nefarious claims to an inheritance and the schemers trying to get it for themselves.