Weekend Fun

Weekend Best Bets

Enjoy a weekend sampling Rhode Island's finest beers, wines and on-stage entertainment

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• Swing by technology-savvy Bottles Fine Wine for a weekly beer or wine tasting where you might get the opportunity to Skype with a faraway winemaker as you sip his wares here in Providence! More info...

• Drop on into ENO any and every Friday and Saturday afternoon for a free wine tasting. It’s the budget-friendly way to kick off your weekend. More info...

• Head to Newport’s Firehouse Theatre every Friday and Saturday night for Comedy Improv with the Bit Players featuring hilarious improvisation with games and audience involvement. Reservations suggested. More info...

• See the simultaneously hilarious and heartbreaking award-winning play by John Guare, The House of Blue Leaves, at The Gamm on its opening weekend. More info...

• The Island Moving Company presents Mother Goose at Rosecliff. Join Mother Goose as she tells her rhymes and see them danced amidst the opulence of the mansion. Ages three and up. More info...

FRIDAY MARCH 6

• Every Friday evening it’s Friday Night Live at Everett Company Stage & School. Veteran performers act along side young up-and-comers to improvise on song, dance and skits that are appropriate for all ages. More info...

• Get your java fix at the weekly Coffee Tasting at New Harvest Coffee Roasters’ Hope Artiste Village location. Each Friday, coffee lovers can sample and learn about delicious coffees from around the world. More info...

• Heat up a cold Friday winter night with an incredibly hot Tango Class. The weekly class is geared toward beginners and is followed by free practice time… Perhaps you’ll meet a sexy stranger to show off your new moves to! More info...

• Newport Storm invites the public to have a beer (or three) on them. Each Friday at the brewery’s Fridays@6 event visitors can sample several craft beers. Space is limited; sign-up begins at noon every Friday. More info...

• Drop by The Coffee Depot in Warren on a Friday night for Open Mic Night. Try your hand on stage or just relax with a coffee and a snack while listening to some talented local performers. More info...

• Warm your belly each Friday with Westport Rivers' weekly Wines by the Class. Each casual seminar lasts an hour or two and includes instruction plus an informative wine tasting. Reservations suggested. More info...

• Celebrate the Rhode Island Philharmonic’s 70th season with A Gala Evening with Joshua Bell at the Vets. More info...

SATURDAY MARCH 7

• Start your spring-cleaning this year with the Rhode Island Recovery Corporation. Drop off your hazardous waste such as oil-based paints and pesticides as well as e-waste such as printers and TVs. The best part is that all drivers involved in this collection will get a free ticket to the Roger Williams Zoo. Free. More info...

• Since 1992, Improv Jones has been gathering together the area’s best improvisational comedy performers for a weekly Comedy Show at the 95 Empire Black Box. Each Saturday you’ll enjoy a fantastically funny world that’s different every week. More info...

• As part of the Community Concert Series St. Michael’s Church presents The Pianist and the Soprano, an evening of music with internationally acclaimed musicians Judith Lynn Stillman and Diana McVey. More info...

• Looking for something to do with the kids? Ocean State Theatre Company’s OSTeenCo will be putting on their production of Freckleface Strawberry, the story of a young girl learning to be comfortable in her own freckle-covered skin. More info...

• At the Audubon Environmental Education Center in Bristol, three Rhode Island poet laureates--Tom Chandler, Lisa Starr and current laureate Rick Benjamin—will be reading as part of their Three Amigos Tour. More info...

• Departing from Newport’s Wharf Dock, the Winter Birding Cruise on Narragansett Bay provides a fun day for nature enthusiasts. Explore coves, islands and points along the southern shore of Newport and Aquidneck Island aboard the Elizabeth Morris. More info...

• The folks at Westport Rivers offer Complementary Public Tours every Saturday afternoon. Try a variety of spectacular Methode Champenoise sparkling wine, house table wine and a mouthwatering apertif. Free. More info...

• Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean you can’t shop fresh. Check out the Mount Hope Farmers Market, which is open every Saturday year round with local growers, artisans, live music and kid-friendly programming. Free. More info...

SUNDAY MARCH 8

• On the first Sunday of each month, from now ‘til forever, head downtown to AS220 for its Empire Revue, a night of sketch comedy, improv, live music, burlesque, magic, special guests and general devilment. More info...

• Get funky this Sunday – head on down to Lupo’s for a spectacular show when St. Vincent performs. More info...