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For January 15-18

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Diamond Dogs Sunday: A Tribute to David Bowie
This week the world lost an icon with the passing of the shape shifting, rock and rolling, gender bending David Bowie. Fete Music Hall is throwing a free celebration in honor of the late Thin White Duke featuring Alec K. Redfern, Rafay Rashid, Michael Graham and Glenn Kendzia all playing their favorite Bowie songs. Between sets, The Silk's will be spinning from bass player Jonas Parmelee's collection of Bowie records and classic Bowie videos will be playing all night. Rest in Peace, Ziggy. Sunday. Free. 103 Dike Street, Providence. More info…

Bridal Expo at the Rhode Island Convention Center
For the 22nd year the Convention Center is opening its doors to fiancés and betrotheds all across Southern New England. Spend the day sampling cake and winning prizes as you plan your special day. The first 200 brides will receive a rose to celebrate. Sunday. $15. 1 Sabin Street, Providence. More info… 

Games Galore at the Providence Children’s Museum
Fun and recycling are not words that generally go together unless you stop by The Children’s Museum this weekend. Learn to make toys and crafts from the average household recyclables. Children are welcome to play and interact with exhibits and games designed to teach good recycling habits. Sunday. $12. 100 South Street, Providence. More info… 

Major Toy Buying Event at the Crown Plaza Hotel
With Comic Con long gone and Halloween so far away you might be having trouble finding excuses to wear the spandex pants and cape. Well look no further, because this weekend RI Comic Con and Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers are hosting a Major Toy Buying Event. Featuring special guests like Joe Chin (Ghost Hunters), Rikishi (WWE), a fierce chicken wing competition and cosplayers from all around Rhode Island. Saturday. Free. 801 Greenwich Avenue, Warwick. More info… 

The Bit Players at the Firehouse Theater
Imagine a classroom full of class clowns and that’s what you will find on the stage of Newport’s Firehouse Theater. Sixteen crazy comedians completely unscripted and out of control. Don’t forget to BYOB. Friday and Saturday. 4 Equality Park Place, Newport. More info…

Mark Taber at the Local 121 Taproom
Legendary Rhode Islander Mark Taber tickles the ivories every Sunday night from 6-9pm in the Taproom at Local 121. Enjoy fancy, seasonally crafted cocktail with your boogie woogie and blues. Local 121 also features a rotating line up of local DJs on Fridays and Saturdays from 11pm-2am. Sunday. 121 Washington Street, Providence. More info…

A Night of Broadway Classics at the Ocean State Theater
Back by popular demand, for the third time starring in this mix of modern and classic Broadway tunes, is Fred Scheff. The production features an all new program from past years. Saturday. $39. 1245 Jefferson Boulevard, Warwick. More info…

Birding Cruise from Bowen’s Ferry Landing
Experience nature first hand as you cruise the coast looking for Harlequin, Goldeneyes, Long-tailed Ducks, Scoters and even seals. A fun and educational trip for the whole family hosted by The Audubon Society and Save the Bay. Sunday. $50. 13 Bowens Wharf, Newport. More info…

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Nature Walk by The Audubon Society

The Audubon Society is pulling out all the stops on their activities this Monday. Join them and learn to sculpt and dye ice, make crafts and experience nature with a nature walk. There will also be up close encounters of the feathered kind. Monday. $5. 1401 Hope Street, Bristol. More info… 

Dinosaur Days at the Museum of Natural History

This weekend will be full of prehistoric family fun at The Museum of Natural History. All weekend long the museum is hosting speakers and crafts all about our scaly predecessors. All weekend. $2. 1000 Elmwood Avenue Providence. More info…

“1964" –The Beatles Tribute at The Stadium Theater
A yellow submarine is coming to The Stadium Theater as one of the best Beatles tribute bands in history graces the stage. Praised by critics from around the country this theatrical band takes a classic tribute and kicks it up a level. From the true to period instruments and costumes to the onstage banter “1964”… The Tribute is sure to amaze and astound. Saturday. $26-$36. 28 Monument Square, Woonsocket. More info… 

Madam's Backyard Bash at the Southside Cultural Center
Join a cultural explosion in honor of the great Martin Luther King Jr. as The Rhode Island Black Storytellers present a night filled with food, jazz and the spoken word. Listen as artists pour life into words and dance the night away. Sunday. $10. 393 Broad Street, Providence. More info… 

Home Brewing 101 at the Bucket Brewery
The Bucket Brewery is teaching beer enthusiasts the art of home brewing this weekend. A night of tasting and experimenting is sure to be fun as you learn from top to bottle how to brew at home. Everyone will go home with all the equipment and ingredients to make one of Bucket’s Beers at home. Sunday. $125. 100 Carver Street, Pawtucket. More info… 

Brian Bedouin at the Comedy Connection
Rhode Island native Brian Bedouin is a man who is not afraid to put himself at the butt of a good joke. This comedian leaves nothing off the table as he cracks up the audience. Perfect for a full night of laughs and drinks at The Comedy Connection. Saturday. $15. 39 Warren Ave, East Providence. More info… 

Paint Nite at the AMF Bowling Alley
Paint Nites are a rising trend as more and more people realize the enjoyment of painting and drinking with friends. Join artist Jesse Moore as she teaches audiences how to paint a beautiful winter scene within the bowling alley. You can drink wine, dine, paint and bowl the night away with an endless amount of entertainment. Friday. $45. 1450 Elmwood Avenue Cranston. More info…