Rhody Weekend Must-Do's: March 21-24

Trade the winter blues for spring adventures in the Ocean State


Step into the first official weekend of spring with flavors and sights of the season, from environmental art and garden goods on display to foodie happenings. Catch a play, connect with peers, learn a craft, stock up for Easter, and trade the winter blues for new Rhody adventures.

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


With eight days of spring dining specials, Narragansett Restaurant Week invites diners to discover new favorites and revisit old ones, with participating menus online and a kick-off party Thursday at the Towers. Reservations online, March 22-28, Narragansett

It’s opening weekend for iconic American playwright August Wilson’s Fences, a Pulitzer Prize-winning drama set in segregated 1957 Pittsburgh, returning to the Trinity Rep stage for the first time in over 30 years. Tickets online, March 21-April 28, Providence

THURSDAY, March 21

Mingle, engage, and connect with like-minded individuals at She Leads: A Celebration of Women Empowering Women, inviting women at all points in their professional journeys to join. Vendors and bracelet making will be on hand! Tickets online, Warwick 

Edgewood Cheese Shop teams up with XO Bar for Cheese & Cocktails. House beverages are paired with a selection of fine fromage in this culinary adventure guided by experts sharing the art behind each exquisite pairing. Tickets online, Providence

FRIDAY, March 22

See artwork by Portsmouth students on display during the opening reception of Save the Ocean Artwork at Four Corners Gallery. The young creatives used recycled plastic as their medium to convey environmental messages in vibrant works. 4:30-6pm, Tiverton 

SATURDAY, March 23

Celebrate spring’s arrival with the gift of new greenery in your garden from The Farmer’s Daughter during their Opening Day. Admire colorful hellebore, the first blooming perennial of the season, and shop new pottery, decor, and house plants. 9am-5pm, South Kingstown

SUNDAY, March 24

You don’t need to be an artist or a cook to Paint Your Own Plate at Dye House with Michelle from Slow Bloom Ceramics, while snacking on eclectic fare by chef Taylor of Tenny Cooks. Pick up your keepsake after it’s fired in the kiln. Tickets online, Providence

Get ready for the rabbit’s arrival at the Easter Specialty Market edition of the Tiverton Farmers Market. Over 50 vendors offer artisanal foods, fresh seafood and meats, prepared meals, handmade pottery and goods, and more. 10am-2pm, Tiverton

The Museum of Work & Culture uplifts French-Canadian music, food, and culture at the Salute to Spring Festival. Traditional Québécois concerts, quadrille dancing, a raffle, and, of course, poutine are all part of the fun. Tickets online, Woonsocket

Nature enthusiasts flock to Birds of the East Bay, presented by the Warren Land Conservation Trust, featuring wildlife photographer Butch Lombardi sharing his approach to the craft, with an optional nature walk to follow, weather permitting. Tickets online, Bristol 


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