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together to reveal tales seeking camaraderie , refuge and escape . Informed by interviews with street kids , Polaroid Stories conveys a whirlwind of psychic disturbance , confusion and longing , like their mythic counterparts . Do you dare to enter this labyrinth where a rave may cause you to go raving mad ? Produced by special arrangement with the Dramatic Publishing Company of Woodstock , Illinois . Note : explicit language and adult themes . URI Theatre , 105 Upper College Rd ., Kingston , web . uri . edu / theatre
HopArts Studio Trail

15 The annual HopArts Studio Trail is a free family-friendly self-directed tour to more than twenty artists located in a seven-mile radius of Hopkinton and Richmond Rhode Island . Talk to the artists about their inspiration and creative path , watch them demonstrate their techniques and best of all , purchase their work tax-free . hoparts . org

Sterling Elliott Experience the

15 artistry of Sphinx Competition winner Sterling Elliott as he performs Elgar ’ s aching Cello Concerto . Plus , Tania Miller conducts music by the twenty-six-year-old composer Quinn Mason , and Richard Strauss ’ awe-inspiring Also sprach Zarathustra , the showpiece heard in Stanley Kubrick ’ s 2001 : A Space Odyssey . 8 p . m .; open rehearsal for concert on Oct . 14 at 5:30 p . m . The Vets , 1 Avenue of the Arts , Providence , tickets . riphil . org

Live at the Playhouse with

21 The Malpass Brothers This is the real deal , folks – there is no pretense . This is music steeped in the legacy of the Louvin Brothers , Johnny Cash , Marty Robbins , Hank Williams , Sr . and others . Count on classic , real country . Count on new Malpass tunes . Count on a couple of old-time traditional gospels . Count on giggles and ribbing between brothers . Count on some big hair and fancy boots and maybe even an Elvis twitch or two . And count on lines at the merch table . 6 p . m . 102 Connell Hwy ., Newport , newportplayhouse . com

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Christopher Cross — Fortieth Anniversary Tour Christopher Cross burst onto the music scene with his 1980 self-titled debut album , winning five Grammy Awards , including — for the first time in Grammy history — the “ Big Four ” most prestigious
Performance Highlight
Exhibition Highlight

“ Marking Time : Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration ”

SEPT . 16 – 17 : “ Marking Time ” explores the impact of the U . S . prison system on contemporary visual art , highlighting artists who are or have been incarcerated alongside artists who have not been incarcerated but whose practices interrogate the carceral state . Seen together , their works reveal how punitive governance , predatory policing , surveillance , and mass imprisonment impact everyday life for many millions of people . Organized by Dr . Nicole R . Fleetwood with exhibition coordinator Steven G . Fullwood and the assistance of graduate researchers Anisa Jackson and Xavier Hadley , " Marking Time " aims to shift aesthetic currents , offering new ways to envision art and to understand the reach and devastation of the U . S . carceral state and is presented across two exhibition spaces at the Brown Arts Institute . David Winton Bell Gallery / Cohen Gallery , Providence , arts . brown . edu
awards : Record of the Year for the single “ Sailing ,” Album of the Year , Song of the Year ( also “ Sailing ”) and Best New Artist . In a career spanning about four decades , Cross has sold more than ten million albums . His music has garnered five Grammys , an Oscar , a Golden Globe , an Emmy nomination and five Top 10 singles . 7 p . m . 59 Main St ., East Greenwich , greenwichodeum . com

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Singers present Haydn ’ s “ The Creation ” The Providence Singers will perform Haydn ' s “ The Creation ,” one of the happiest

URI Theatre Presents Or , by Liz Duffy Adams

DEC . 8 – 11 : Or , takes place ( mostly ) during one night in the life of Aphra Behn : poet , spy and the first professional female playwright . Sprung from debtors ’ prison and desperate to get out of the spy trade , she has a shot at a production at one of only two London companies . But only if she can finish her play by morning despite interruptions from sudden new love , complicated royal love , and very dodgy ex-love who may murder the king in the morning . This neo-Restoration comedy is “… playful and highly literate ,” with “… imagination , radical instincts , and sardonic but generous humor .” Or , is presented by special arrangement with Broadway Licensing , LLC , servicing the Dramatists Play Service collection . URI Theatre , 105 Upper College Rd ., Kingston , web . uri . edu / theatre and most beloved works in the choral repertoire , with orchestra and guest soloists : soprano Maggie Finnegan , tenors Brad Kleyla and Travis Benoit , and baritone Nicholas Laroche . Christine Noel conducting . 3 p . m . 300 Westminster St ., Providence , providencesingers . org

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thru Dec . 31 A Christmas for Carol

1 During the holiday season , Carol tends to take Christmas too far at work with decorations , presents and overbearing traditions that not everyone celebrates in the office . Despite her co-workers ’ adoration for Carol , she gets on everyone ’ s last nerve this time of year , so they formulate a plan for the company party that night . With wacky office hijinks , pranks , an office romance , and even people caught in their underwear , will they be able to help Carol remember the true meaning of Christmas ? 102 Connell Hwy ., Newport , newportplayhouse . com

thru Dec . 1 “ Veteran Stories ” Exhibit

1 URI Providence Campus Arts and Culture presents art in all media by area soldiers , veterans and family members , featuring the work of the

Center for Dynamic Learning with veterans . Gallery night Nov . 17 , 5 p . m .; A Story Sharing event Nov . 18 , 7 p . m . Open Mon .– Thurs . 9 a . m .– 9 p . m ., Fri . 9 a . m .– 5 p . m . Free and open to the public . URI College of Education and Professional Studies , 80 Washington St ., Providence , web . uri . edu / ceps / providence-campus / arts
Visiting Artist : Sable Elyse Smith

2 Artist talk by Sable Elyse Smith , who has several works included in the Brown Arts Institute ’ s fall exhibition “ Marking Time : Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration .” Hosted by the Department of Visual Art at Brown University . 5 p . m . Free and open to the public . List Arts Center , 64 College St ., Providence , brown . edu

thru Jan . 1 A Christmas Carol

3 Rhode Island ’ s family holiday tradition returns ! Reimagined anew every year , this glorious , joyful telling of the classic story evokes the magic and hope of the season and its contemporary relevance . Guided by Jacob Marley and the ghosts of Christmas Past , Present and Future , and ultimately inspired by his community , Ebenezer Scrooge embarks on a heartwarming journey toward redemption . Wed .– Sun . at 7:30 p . m ., weekend matinees at 2 p . m . 201 Washington St .,

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