Get Out: Five Ideas to Start Having Fun This New Year

Start a new year with wedding bells, funny skits, drama and dancing.

After all the parties, the cooking and the chaos of the holiday season, we can finally relax and do something for ourselves or with our loved one.  Here's a look at this weekend's upcoming events.

Friday Night Live
Where/When: The Carriage House, 9 Duncan Avenue, Providence; Every Friday at 7 p.m., starting again on Jan. 13.
Why Go:
 Comedy featuring live music from Bertrand Laurence. Interactive scenes and on-the-spot musicals, featuring improvised song, dance and skits.    
Pricing: $5

Exit The King
Where/When: Perishable Theatre 95 Empire Street, Providence; Now through Sunday, Jan. 15, at 7:30 p.m.
Why Go: 
Presented by the Wilbury Group, "Exit the King" was nominated for four Tony awards. It's a tale of ego, mortality and power.
Pricing: Adults: $20, Students/Seniors: $15

Bill Harley
Where/When: Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra and Music School 667 Waterman Avenue, East Providence; Sunday, Jan. 8, at 3:30 p.m.
Why Go: 
Seekonk native Bill Harley encourages everyone, young and old, to sing along to a few old favorites and some new ones.   
Pricing: Free (donation optional)

Mostly Waltz RI
Where/When: Jewish Community Center 401 Elmgrove Avenue, Providence; Sunday, Jan. 8, at 2 to 5:15 p.m.
Why Go: 
Singles or Couples. Wear comfortable shoes and start dancing the afternoon away.  Dance to a mixture of polka, one-step, tango and other popular ballroom dances.    
Pricing: $12

Bridal Expo
Where/When: Rhode Island Convention Center One Sabin Street, Providence; Monday, Jan. 9, from 10:15 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Why Go: 
Hundreds of vendors will display their products and services for brides-to-be. A fashion show will also be held, featuring styles for the whole wedding party.   
Pricing: $16


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