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Bring Your Own Improv Participate in one of three ways : applaud for a scene you like , yell out fantastic suggestions , or if you feel you ’ re ready , jump up and get involved with the Bring Your Own Improv crew on stage . Family-friendly show Fri . 8 p . m .; Caffeinated Insominacs show 10 p . m . Warwick Center for the Arts , 3259 Post Rd ., Warwick , bringyour ownimprov . com
The Performative Self-Portrait See pg . 44 for information .
Carrie Mae Weems : Varying Shades of Brown Installations , pop-ups and activations include Lincoln , Lonnie , and Me — A Story in Five Parts ; Usual Suspects ; Land of Broken Dreams : A Case Study ; Seat or Stand and Speak ; and Cyclorama : The Shape of Things , A Video in 7 Parts . Visit the website for times and venues . Various locations on the Brown University campus , Providence , arts . brown . edu
Fall Art Classes Artists ’ Exchange offers fun and enriching classes with options for children , teens and adults . Learn a new skill by learning in fun yet intensive classes . Visit the website for class descriptions and pricing . 50 Rolfe Sq ., Cranston , artistsexchange . org
Ghost of a Chance Join the Newport Playhouse at the dinner theater for an entertaining play about a bright , strong woman and the ghost of her first husband . Only she can see him , so her fiancé thinks she is crazy as she tries to get rid of … nobody , it seems . She even brings in a psychic to help deal with the ghost of Chance . Visit the website for times . 102 Connell Hwy ., Newport , newport playhouse . com
Eileen Ivers with unIVERSal Roots

1 Grammy – Awarded Eileen Ivers continues to push the fiddling tradition boundaries from a folk music staple to a beautiful and intensely driving world stage experience . 7 p . m . Blackstone River Theatre , 549 Broad St ., Cumberland , riverfolk . org

Auditions for ‘ Twas the Night Before Christmas

1 Audition to be a part of Providence Ballet Theatre ’ s , ‘ Twas the Night Before Christmas , a 200- year holiday tradition brought to life on stage . Dancers ages eighteen-plus 10 – 11:30 a . m ., eight through twelve noon – 1 p . m ., thirteen through seventeen , 1:30 – 3 p . m . 194 Oxford St . Providence , providenceballet . com


THRU OCT . 15 Fall Experience at Boston Ballet Boston Ballet ’ s dance experience will awaken your senses and touch your soul featuring Akram Khan ’ s Vertical Road , Hans van Manen ’ s
Trois Gnossiennes , Jorma Elo ’ s Bach Cello Suites , and My ’ Kal Stromile ’ s Form and Gesture . Visit the website for times . Citizens Bank Opera House , 539 Washington St ., Boston , bostonballet . org / RI
RISD Craft See pg . 42 for info .


Q & A

THRU OCT . 22 Marie Antoinette

12 Darkly funny and strikingly modern , Marie Antoinette holds a mirror up to our contemporary society that might just be entertaining itself to death . Visit the website for dates and times . J Studio , URI Fine Arts Center , 105 Upper College Rd ., Kingston , uri . edu / theatre

THRU NOV . 10 Comedy with Dawn

13 Tyler and Friends Join host Dawn Tyler for a night

of laughs at the Newport Playhouse Comedy Room . 6 p . m . 102 Connell Hwy ., Newport , newport playhouse . com
Odeum General Manager Amanda Ronchi
What are you most looking forward to this upcoming season ?
It ’ s not every day that you get to see award-winning acts in such a small and intimate setting . This year alone , we ’ ve had the honor of welcoming some of the biggest names in entertainment to our theater . Acts like Mavis Staples , AJ Croce , Richard Thompson and Andy Summers , just to name a few . I am looking forward to welcoming many more incredible acts during this fall and winter . Our calendar is filled with a wide array of entertainment including acts such as Macy Gray , Amy Grant , Colin Quinn , The Fixx and John Hiatt .
What do you hope to see in the future in terms of performances and events ?
These last few years haven ’ t been easy for the theater ( or any of us ). We ’ re so pleased to have a full calendar again and we ’ re grateful to all our patrons , supporters , volunteers and staff who have helped us navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic , keep our doors open and come back stronger than ever . For the future , I hope the Odeum can continue to bring outstanding acts to Rhode Island . We are already working on our 2024 calendar and it ’ s looking better than ever with an exciting and diverse number of musical performances , comedies and more .
What ’ s the most exciting part of your role as General Manager ?
There is something special and powerful about bringing people together and creating a memorable experience . For me , the most exciting part about my role as general manager of the Odeum is being involved with every show from beginning to end . There is a lot of work that goes on behind the scenes , from when a show is booked to when it finally takes place , but all of the hard work pays off . Nothing feels better than seeing our patrons come in to see their favorite acts , or when an act tells us that they love playing the Odeum . 59 Main St ., East Greenwich , 885-4000 , greenwichodeum . com
* Please note : Due to space restrictions , the performance listings are not comprehensive and priority has been give to the advertisers in our Encore special section .