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Bill Maher comes to Providence, Heavy Seas takes over the taps at Norey's and the Greenwich Odeum throws a sing-a-long for kids and adults.

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An Evening with Bill Maher
Stand up comedian and host of HBO’s Real Talk, Bill Maher will be bringing his outspoken perspective on life and politics to the Providence Performing Arts Center. Get ready for some brutal honesty and sidesplitting laughs. 
Sunday, 7pm. $39.50-$125
Providence Performing Arts Center, 220 Weybosset Street, Providence. More info...

Death Vessel, Humanbeast, Micah Blue Smaldone
Three out of this world local bands take to the Aurora stage on Friday. Death Vessel brings Joel Thibodeau’s haunting vocals, Humanbeast brings the noise (lots of noise) and Micah Blue Smaldone brings the folk. 
Friday, 9pm. $8
Aurora, 276 Westminster Street, Providence. More info...

401 Film Fest
Celebrate local filmmakers for two days of independent short films, music videos and more. Half of the films being shown were produced right here in RI. Take a seat on the cutting edge and see tomorrow’s cinematic talent before anyone else.
Friday, 7-10pm – Arctic Playhouse, 117 Washington Street, West Warwick. 
Saturday, 11 am-4:30pm – William Hall Library Auditorium, 1825 Broad Street, Cranston. More info...

Ani DiFranco
Singer. Songwriter. Activist. The “Little Folksinger” returns to the Park Theatre in Cranston to perform music from her latest release, Allergic to Water. Blending her intimate folk style with jazz, soul, electronica, new listeners and fans who have been following her for 20 years won’t want to miss this. 
Sunday, 7:30pm. $35-$45
Park Theatre, 848 Park Avenue, Cranston. More info...

Disney’s Frozen Sing-a-long
The Greenwich Odeum Theater presents a celebration of the most popular comedy-adventure to hit the screen in years, Frozen. Come in costume and sing your heart out, because the audience truly shines. 
Saturday, 11:30am-1:30pm, 3:30-5:30pm. $10 for children under 12, $14 for adults
The Greenwich Odeum Theater, 59 Main Street, East Greenwich. More info... 

Rocky Horror Picture Show
After you’ve put the kids to bed, head right back to the Greenwich Odeum for the granddaddy of midnight movies, Rocky Horror Picture Show. The RKO Army brings the cult classic to stage at the Greenwich Odeum Theater in this interactive event that will have you dancing in the aisles and loudly reciting lines from this wildly rocking new classic. 
Saturday, 8-10pm. $10 
The Greenwich Odeum Theater, 59 Main Street, East Greenwich. More info... 

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Last call for hilarity! Be sure not to miss the final performances of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels at the Granite Theatre. Based on Jeffrey Lane’s uproarious book, the show features original music by David Yazbek. Nominated for 11 Tony Awards, this comedy will keep audiences howling as two suave men grow embattled over the wealth of heiress. 
Friday and Saturday, 8pm; Sunday 5pm. $15-$25
The Granite Theatre, 1 Granite Street, Westerly. More info...

Heavy Seas Takeover at Norey’s
Do the words “limited beer release” mean anything to you? Well, they should. Head over to Norey’s for the Heavy Seas 11 Tap Takeover with the founder and owner of Heavy Seas, Hugh Sisson. This tap takeover will feature the most limited beer releases – all typically barrel-aged and exotic – plus all of the Unchartered Waters beer series. Stay thirsty, my friends. 
Friday, 4pm
Norey’s, 156 Broadway, Newport. More info...

Neighborhood Watch 
“Darn these kids and their music.” If you hear yourself muttering this often, be sure not to miss Neighborhood Watch, presented by the 2nd Story Theatre. The tale unfolds around a community grasping for solutions for what they consider to be a growing threat of roving inner city youth. The community takes the law into its own hands with an absurdly disastrous, but hilarious result. 
Friday, 7:30pm. $10-$30 
2nd Story Theatre, 28 Market Street, Warren. More info...

Autumn Artisan Craft Festival
If the family is feeling crafty, don’t miss Saint Andrew’s School’s 6th Annual Autumn Artisan Craft Festival. Get a jumpstart on your holiday shopping while the kids enjoy the visiting live alpacas and a medley of mouthwatering food served by Harvest Café. 
Saturday, 9am-3pm. $1 Adult Admission, Children free
St. Andrew’s School, 63 Federal Road, Barrington. More info...