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12 Ways to Have Your Greatest Weekend

Sing your heart out with RENT, jam to Miracle Legion and experience the year's first WaterFire the weekend of April 6 - 9


All Weekend

Fall in love all over again with RENT. See the 20th anniversary tour of the production, hitting the stage at Providence Performing Arts Center. Here’s to la vie boheme! 220 Weybosset Street, Providence. 421-2787

Friday, April 7

Head to the Narrows Center to relish in the everlasting teenage angst as one of the original ‘college rock’ bands, Miracle Legion, gets back together for a summer tour. The indie favorite is bringing their stories back to life with sobering lyrics and electric melodies as their love for music sweats from every pore. 16 Anawan Street, Fall River. 508-324-1926

Saturday, April 8

Debra Mann and her Jazz Quartet
are having a serious jam session at the Courthouse Center for the Arts this weekend. Mann and her band are bound to put you in the mood with their years of experience, having just the right amount chemistry to make it a fabulous show. 3481 Kingstown Road, West Kingston. 782-1018

Everyone has had a delicious ice cold ‘Gansett, and now that the brewer is opening a brewery in Pawtucket, it’s time to celebrate. As part of a decades party series to welcome the Rhode Island brew home, Narragansett Brewery is hosting a 1910s party at the Dorrance, complete with just the right music, dress and of course pre-Prohibition era cocktails to boot. 60 Dorrance Street, Providence. 521-6000

Finally an excuse to break the ice, so to speak. WaterFire fires up again for the first weekend of the year. Join the community in a tradition unlike any other and feast your eyes on the wondrous sparkle of flames fizzling on the river’s surface while exploring what the city has to offer. Providence. 273-1155

Find some much needed inner peace at Atisha Kadampa Buddhist Center with explorations into letting go of stress and tension in their Letting Go of Stress event. Breathe, relax and get advice on how to live a life free of anxiety for a healthier, happier and more chilled out kind of life. 339 Ives Street, Providence. 400-1657

Get to Roger Williams Park for their Spring Festival at Carousel Village. The Easter Bunny will be visiting along with some other character friends. There will be a bounce house, photo ops, carousel rides, temporary tattoos and plenty more. This is a great event to bring the whole family to. 1000 Elmwood Avenue, Providence. 

Learn about City Wide education initiatives at the All In: Providence Educational Summit. This event will help the community connect with improving the city’s schools, and help community members discuss the educational goals of Providence. There will be childcare and interpreter services on site. 41 Fricker Street, Providence. 

Sunday, April 9

Look no further for your bargain-hunting needs. The Providence Flea Market is your second chance to score deals so great, you won’t be able to help yourself from bragging to your friends. 324 Hope Street, Providence. 751-6786

If Kathy Griffin were cast in Sex and the City, she’d definitely be a Samantha, if not a Miranda (only because of that gorgeous red hair). Her witty and outrageous humor turned her into a household name, and you can see her do her thing at The Vets this weekend for some post-April Fool’s funnies. One Avenue of the Arts, Providence. 421-2787

Hop on over to Dave & Busters for Breakfast with the Easter Bunny. Not only will you get to meet the bunny himself, you’ll also get tokens for gameplay, photo ops and a delicious breakfast buffet. 40 Providence Place, Providence. 270-4555

Roger Williams Park is hosting Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza with his Run with the Mayor event. Starting at Roger Williams Natural History museum you can run, walk, skip or jump the trail. 1000 Elmwood Avenue, Providence.