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It’s the final weekend to see Shirley Valentine at the 2nd Story Theatre, which means it’s your last chance to witness one unfulfilled housewife and her worldly journey toward independence and inner enlightenment. 28 Market Street, Warren. 247-4200

Friday, March 31

Remember all those awkward stories you have from high school? Embrace them at Sticky Stories: Sexual Confessions and Awkward Adventures. It’s a night of hilarious, gut wrenching and wonderful tales shared by amazing performers at AS220. Proceeds from the event to benefit The Center for Sexual Pleasure and Health. 115 Empire Street, Providence.

For some folks, hypnosis can be an intimidating and mysterious experience, but rest assured it can be quite the delight with hypnotist Bruce James’ show at Venus de Milo. Watch and enjoy as the world renowned comedian hypnotizes volunteers into performing wildly funny and unthinkable feats. The fundraising event, hosted by Odie’s Place Animal Rescue, is one worth seeing, and you’ll most certainly leave with a smile on your face. 75 Grand Army of the Republic Highway, Swansea. 508-678-3901

Saturday, April 1

Back for a second year, the annual April Fool’s Night at Foolproof Brewing Company is a night of celebrating the brewery’s favorite holiday. Festivities are packed with amenities like food by Open Season, music by Kickin’ Brass and their latest brew - The Grotto IPA. Beer connoisseurs  can enjoy some quality drinks (included with your ticket), a Foolproof glass of your own and a take-home beer voucher, making this a great night overall. 241 Grotto Avenue, Pawtucket. 721-5970

You definitely don’t want to be late for this date. It’s a day of silliness and other curiosities, so why not show off your quirky side at the Foolishly Fun Mad Tea Party. Inspired by the Mad Hatter himself, this event wants you to come sporting the craziest hat you can find - or make, and enjoy tea while supporting Amenity Aid, a local charity fund organized to provide hygiene products to shelters. 2100 Post Road, Warwick.

On a day where pranks and shenanigans ensue, it’s fitting that there’s an all-out boogie-fest at the Knickerbocker. Playing everything from swing to blues to boogie, Al Copley and his band hit the stage for just one night. He’s nothing short of a music legend, having played extensively in Europe and all over the Northeast. Sit back and relax with friends or get up and dance - this one is worth seeing. 35 Railroad Avenue, Westerly. 315-5070

Experience Illusion: April Fool’s at  Rosmarin, a night full of magic, fire dancers and, of course, fine dining. Sip on complimentary cocktails and see the full-length magic show, followed by an After Party with music everyone can groove to. It’s springtime again, so get out and enjoy what life has to offer with this unforgettable experience. 311 Westminster Street, Providence. 521-3333

As the weather gets warmer, the jokes get funnier with Improv Jones at AS220, performing with special guest, the Frosty Curls. Whether you’re already a fan or a newbie to the comedy scene, these folks one totally unique performance that is sure to pack a hilarious punch perfect for an April Fool’s weekend. Sit back, relax and take the edge off another busy work week with some laugh-out-loud comedy. 95 Mathewson Street, Providence. 831-9327

Sunday, April 2

See rock band Turn for the Wurst, made up of some of the city’s acclaimed chefs, when the fifth annual Ham Jam returns to The Met. Chow on some delicious eats from Tallulah’s Taqueria and and New River Restaurant while you jam to these chefs-turned-rock stars. 1005 Main Street, Pawtucket.

Valentine’s Day may be behind us, but fools for love can still indulge their hearts with a screening of The Love Witch at the Columbus Theatre. This twisted take on the topic follows a young witch desperate for love. Through spells and potions she seduces men, but what may seem innocent quickly turns into a spiraling nightmare. 270 Broadway, Providence.