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10 Ways to Stay Entertained All Weekend Long

Feast your eyes on magic, laugh till your sides hurt, or watch a creepy sci-fi production all in Rhode Island


Friday, March 3 - Sunday, March 5

Logging onto your computer shouldn’t be scary, right? Join The Gamm Theatre as they explore the virtual world around us in the haunting “party-fairytale, part-sci-fi thriller,” The Nether. This show is sure to have you on the edge of your seat and questioning everything about our digital world. 172 Exchange Street, Pawtucket. 

Friday, March 3

Stand up comedy icon Sinbad is taking the stage at the Comedy Connection. His hilarious storytelling style of comedy has earned him a place in Comedy Central’s “100 Best Standups of All-Time” listing. He’s been keeping audiences laughing for nearly 40 years all over the glob. Now, get the chance to see the Jingle All The Way actor up close and personal. 39 Warren Avenue, East Providence. 438-8383.

Want an opportunity to break out the shorts a bit early this year? Summer is making an early preview at Ocean Mist with the New England party band Sugar. Join the Bikini Beach Party with tiki inspired cocktails, beer specials and prizes provided by New Belgium Brewery for Fat Tire Friday. It may not be swimsuit season yet, but we could all use a little pre-Summer warm-up to get us through the next few weeks. 895 Matunuck Beach Road, Wakefield. 782-3740.

Get funky at The Art Bar’s birthday bash for Providence DJ Buck. For The Funk Of It will feature music from DJ Buck, DJ Snap da Funklord and DJ Half Pint. T-shirts and CDs will be sold, there will be free food by Providence chef Trent Manning and guests must dress to impress. The fun begins at 9pm and music will be provided into the early morning. 171 Chestnut St., Providence. 272-0177.

Talk tattoos (great ones, or ones you wanna erase) at Live Bait this weekend. Storytellers will tell their tales about past ink and what it means to them. Come and join in or sit back and listen to the power of stories. 95 Mathewson Street, Providence. 831-9327. 

Saturday, March 4

Abra Cadabra! Well… something like that. Join the Zeiterion Theatre in welcoming Spencers: Theatre of Illusion to the stage in this fun, family-friendly display of magic. Kevin Spencer, along with his wife and graduates from the Spencers’ Magic Camp, combine storytelling with grand illusion and stage magic for a show you won’t forget. Audience members can interact with this live performance, heralded as a modern day Houdini-type display with never-before-seen acts that are sure to awe. 684 Purchase Street, New Bedford. 508-994-2900.

Live music is a band-aid for the soul. If Winter’s been rough, the good news is Spring is in just a couple weeks, but for a quick pick-me-up, check out Green Tea Band at the Knickerbocker Cafe. This Rhode Island jam band is made up of seven mates, whose collaborations have created tracks like “Outer Space” and “Signpost.” The unique talents of each member come to create a solid sound that music-lovers all around can surely enjoy. 35 Railroad Avenue, Westerly. 315-5070.

The sweet sound of country makes its way to the East Coast. See Luke Bryan on his “Kill the Lights” tour at the Dunk. The “Kick the Dust Up” singer has the looks, the voice and the charm to melt the hearts of just about any gal (or guy). If you’ve got a pair of boots and a beer in your hand, you’re bound to have a blast at this party. 1 LaSalle Square, Providence. 331-6700.

Sunday, March 5

Let your hair down and celebrate another Sunday-Funday with Pride Center of RI. The 18th Annual Goddess Show is working its way back to the Aurora stage for another year of fundraising. A healthy lineup of guests and performers all hosted by Lulu Locks and Reece Cotton are sure to keep the party going all afternoon. Follow up that mimosa with a bit of live performance for a Sunday that’s a little different. 276 Westminster Street, Providence. 272-5723.

Providence Art Club is proud to present Making Her Mark: The Women Artists of the Providence Art Club, 1880 at the Maxwell Mays Gallery. This exhibit features and celebrates roughly 40 pieces in total, highlighting the artistic achievements over the years of the various women members of PAC. This unique selection is one-of-a-kind, and is sure to leave a lasting impression of just how influential the women of Providence are. 11 Thomas Street, Providence. 331-1114.