Savor the Weekend in RI

The top 10 things to start your season off right

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March 22: Learn from the culinary minds at Newport Vineyards at Scratch Series: Cooking with Beer, when Chef Andy Teixeira hosts a cooking class in the kitchen at Brix. Middletown, NewportVineyards.com

March 22: Hear the final sing-off of the last four contestants of Wakefield Idol and see who sings their way to the top, taking place at the Contemporary Theater. 

March 22-31: Work up an appetite, because the annual Narragansett Restaurant Week returns, starting with a kick-off party at the Towers. From there, enjoy great deals at tasty restaurants through the end of the month. 

March 23: Expand your mind with mentalist Lon Cerel’s Mind Mysteries: An Entertaining Evening of Extrasensory Deception at West Warwick's The Arctic Playhouse.  

March 23–24: Get curiouser and curiouser at Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, performed by the State Ballet of Rhode Island at Cranston's Park Theatre. Magical events with the ballet include a champagne reception and a Mad Hatter tea party. 

March 23-April 8: Dial M for Murder when the classic whodunit comes to Westerly’s Granite Theatre, when a man’s best-laid plans to murder his wife go awry. 

March 24: Keep the St. Patrick's Day spirit going, as you race to the pot o’ gold at the Shamrock Shuffle 5K in North Kingstown, finishing out the third race in the Tour De Patrick. TourDePatrick.com

March 24: Race, run, or walk for the 10th Annual Fight For Air Climb; a unique “vertical road race” up the 348 steps of the Omni Providence hotel that raises funds to make the world free of lung disease.

March 24: Celebrate Women's History Month with a special docent-led tour focusing on the lives of the women who made history at Linden Place Mansion in Bristol.

March 25: Hear the 3rd Annual Maya Angelou Poetry Reading in celebration of Women's History Month, Dr. Angelou, the power of her words, and the extraordinary women throughout the state who will share them at the First Baptist Church in America in Providence.