Rhody Weekend Must-Do's: February 29-March 3

Celebrate the leap year and start of March with thrifting, arts, and beer-forward events


You’ll be leaping for joy over the happenings on this weekend’s agenda! Shop ‘til you drop at thrifting events, raise a pint for the state’s celebration of craft beer, absorb local art and music, be enlightened by cultural gatherings, start planning your dream wedding at a luxe venue, and more. Say hello to March in style!

In case of weather delays or last-minute cancellations, always call the venue or check online for updates before you go.


It’s the second-hand shopping event of the year! Little City Thrifty takes over The WaterFire Arts Center with over 90 booths showcasing vintage clothes, books, vinyl, art, decor, and more, plus a complimentary beverage with your ticket. Tickets online, Saturday-Sunday, Providence

The Community College of Rhode Island Players puts on a special production of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, based on the novel by Ken Kesey, directed by local legend Jonathan Pitts-Wiley, at Bobby Hackett Theatre. Thursday-Sunday, Warwick

Rhode Island Craft Beer Week kicks off on Friday, bringing a slew of taproom games, new beer releases, food and drink pairings, and more across the state, including Narragansett Brewery’s Lager Con on Saturday. March 1-10; Providence, Statewide

Outdoors enthusiasts flock to the Used Nature Book Sale at the Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium. Browse field guides, fiction, nonfiction, and children’s nature books, with proceeds benefiting Audubon programming. 9:30am-4:30pm, Saturday-Sunday, Bristol

In partnership with Stay Silent PVD, Roya presents Liberation Ties: Stories of the Diaspora, an exhibition centering decolonial struggles and creating opportunities to learn and engage, at Trade Gallery. A collage workshop takes place Saturday. Through March 10, Providence

THURSDAY, February 29

For Sail Newport’s Challenger Lecture Series: Water is Life, Narragansett Tribal member and conservationist Silvermoon Mars LaRose speaks on the cultural significance of water and the Indigenous-led movement to protect it. Tickets online, Newport

FRIDAY, March 1

It’s sure to be a toe-tapping evening with Josh Schurman In Concert: Country, Folk & Blues. The New England singer/songwriter performs with Eden Casteel on piano in the intimate setting of Kingston Congregational Church. Tickets online, Kingston

Catch the opening reception of the Artists' Cooperative Gallery of Westerly’s latest exhibit, How We Do It – The Creative Process, with feature artists Gerry Matteo and Liz Goor, displaying photography and abstract expressionism paintings. 


Planning on exchanging vows soon? Blithewold’s First Annual Wedding Expo is a chance to connect with New England vendors and industry experts sharing advice and resources, all set in the popular mansion wedding venue. Tickets online, Bristol 

SUNDAY, March 3

March marks the beginning of Francophonie month, and the Museum of Work & Culture celebrates by taking guests back in time to the early 20th century for Musique at the Triple Decker, a French-Canadian listening party with refreshments. Tickets online, Woonsocket

 Don't miss out on the chance to explore The Providence Flea at Farm Fresh RI for your weekend flea fix! Discover one-of-a-kind treasures and show your support for local artisans. 11am-3pm, Providence


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