Best Bets

Weekend Best Bets

New brew in PVD! Plus go go dancers, drag brunch and divas. Oh my!

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Grizzly Mama at The Gamm
We’re living in tumultuous, harshly divided political times. You know, the perfect climate for pitch black political satire. Head to Alaska with a Deb and her text-obsessed daughter Hannah for darkly comedic look at feminism, motherhood and our world of talking-head politics for opening weekend of Grizzly Mama at The Gamm. All Weekend. $30. 172 Exchange Street, Pawtucket. More info...

RI Pride/Rocky Horror at Aurora
40 years of Rocky Horror and 40 years of RI Pride is the perfect excuse to do the timewarp again. Head to Aurora for the sing-along, proptacular queen of cult movies, Rocky Horror Picture Show, complete with a shadow cast performance from the RKO Army. Props will be on sale for the movie, all proceeds go to RI Pride. Saturday. $5-$10. 276 Westminster Street, Providence. More info… 

Poppy Champlin at The Village
Star of her own Showtime comedy special, Pride, and the Queer Queens of Qomedy, RI native and standup Poppy Champlin will be at The Village with guest comic John Kelley. Friday. 373 Richmond Street, Providence. More info…

24 Hour Play Festival at Contemporary Theater
At the stroke of midnight, six writers begin the process of writing and producing six original 15 minute plays. By 8am, six directors will have cast 24 actors in those plays and the rehearsals get rolling thereafter. Curtains go up at 8pm. Sound hectic? Better take your seat and see how it all turns out. Saturday. $12. More info… 

Vudu Sister/Allysen Callery/Tiny Diamond/Jillian Kay at Jimmy’s Saloon
Things are going to get moody at Jimmy’s Saloon with this stacked bill of talented, folksy, dreamy, brooding, dreamy local acts. The show’s just five bucks, and Allysen says that the island drinks at Jimmy’s are huge. Saturday. $5. 37 Memorial Boulevard. More info…

Milk Money Two Wigs Over Easy Drag-a Brunch
The newly opened Milk Money kicks the New Year off with a fabulous drag brunch. Presented by StyleWeek and Seed, expect the very best in brunchables, acceptable pre-noon cocktails and a two styling drag divas. We’re starting to detect a bit of a theme with this weekend’s best bets… Sunday. 566 South Water Street, Providence. More info… 

Long Live Beerworks Grand Opening
Located at the newly revived 425 West Fountain Street building, Long Live Beerworks opens its doors to the public. Sample some of the beers being brewed right in the heart of Providence’s West End and take a growler home to rub it in all your out of town friends’ noses. Saturday. 425 West Fountain Street, Providence. More info...

Matt Braunger at the Comedy Connection
You’ve probably seen comedian Matt Braunger on MadTV, Conan, Letterman… you know, places you tend to see comedians doing stuff. Now see him right here in the Ocean State at the Comedy Connection. Saturday. $15. 39 Warren Avenue, East Providence. More info… 

Legendary Divas of Vegas at Stadium Theatre
Let’s face it, Las Vegas is all the way over there. It’s a hike, dude, don’t act like it isn’t. Luckily a little bit of Vegas is landing in RI this weekend. Catch celebrity impersonators doing their best Cher, Lady Gaga, Dolly Parton and Madonna (just to name a few) live on the Stadium Theatre stage. Saturday. $24-$39. 28 Monument Square, Woonsocket. More info… 

Soul Power Dance Party at Dusk
DJs Ty Jesso and John O’Leary rise to the occasion to bring some serious soul to the weekend. The party goes down at Dusk (the place, not the time of day) and will feature live Go Go dancers and 100% soul, funk, r&b, oldies, garage and boogaloo. Friday. $5. 301 Harris Avenue, Providence. More info…