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March 25-27

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Breathe and Brew at Brutopia Brewery
This weekend, the American Lung Association is partnering with Brutopia Brewery in Cranston in order to deliver the yoga experience to beer lovers. The event, titled “Breathe and Brew,” is a 60 minute experience taught by Laughing Elephant Yoga’s Debbie Vaois. After yoga, attendees will be able to score some complimentary appetizers and one pint of a beverage of your choice. Dress comfy, bring your own mat and prepare to drink and stretch. Saturday. $25. 505 Atwood Avenue, Cranston. More info… 

Godspell at the Stadium Theater

Easter is just around the corner, making it the perfect time to check out the Stadium Theater’s production of Godspell. Godspell is an award-winning musical based on The Gospel according to Saint Matthew. Featuring an incredible supply of unforgettable music and important messages, the show is an immensely enjoyable piece about the teachings of Jesus and the effects of those teachings on a more contemporary cast of characters, so be sure to check it out. Friday and Saturday. $10-$26. 28 Monument Square, Woonsocket. More info… 

Brad Williams at the Comedy Connection
Brad Williams is an accomplished comedian who has appeared on Mind of Mencia, Live at Gotham, the Tonight Show and Jimmy Kimmel Live, and this weekend he will be appearing at the Comedy Connection in East Providence. Brad Williams uses his comedy in order to talk about disability, relationships, sex and race. If that’s not enough to sell you on the incredible energy and comedy of Brad Williams, Robin Williams once said that Williams is like “Prozac with a head.” In other words, go see the show. Friday. $20. 39 Warren Avenue, East Providence. More info… 

Geraldine Brooks on The Secret Chord
This Friday, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Geraldine Brooks will be at the Providence Athenaeum in order to discuss her new novel, The Secret Chord. Previously, Brooks won a Pulitzer Prize for her second novel, March, two of her novels were New York Times best sellers, and her first novel, Year of Wonders is an international best seller and might be in the process of being adapted into a major motion picture. All of this should convince you to check out Geraldine Brooks this Friday at the Providence Athenaeum. Friday. Free. 251 Benefit Street, Providence. More info… 

New Weekend Brunch Series at Garde de la Mer
The meal most often associated with Easter is brunch and this year there’s a new, delicious option for those on a quest for something that’s not quite breakfast and not quite lunch. Garde de la Mer is letting guests choose from a three-course prix fixe brunch menu featuring Easter fare and new menu items, not to mention classic brunch cocktails like Mimosas and Bloody Marys. Sunday, 10am-4pm. $29. 86 Dorrance Street, Providence. More info… 

Irish Music at the Fastnet Pub

As Newport’s celebration of Irish history comes to a close, the Fastnet Pub is providing the city’s final recognition of Irish music. This Sunday night, join the Fastnet Pub for a three hour session of Irish music. Guest musicians, singers or dancers are welcome to join in on the fun. Why not spend the last weekend of this month celebrating Irish music, drinking some Guinness or Irish whiskey and enjoying the seaside atmosphere? Sunday. Free. 1 Broadway, Newport. More info… 

Mass Appeal
A priest and a student walk into a bar. There’s no real punchline to this joke, so let’s just talk about Mass Appeal instead. Mass Appeal is a play in which an elderly priest and a young student confront each other about the differences in their ideas. This comical play explores ideas about friendship, courage and love in a way that is humorous, compassionate and perfect for your Easter-related activities. Mass Appeal will be presented on stage at 2nd Story Theatre in Warren. Friday and Saturday. $20-$30. 28 Market Street, Warren. More info… 

Billy Currington at the Ryan Center
Looking for some good country music? You’re not alone, and Billy Currington is here to help you with that. Creator of nine number one hits and nominee for the best male vocal performance in the country genre, Billy Currington will be performing at the Ryan Center on URI’s campus this weekend. On top of this, purchasing the “Saint Patrick’s Day Ticket Package” will give you two tickets and two drink vouchers for beer or wine, especially nice if you’re bringing a date. Saturday. $27.50-$65. 1 Lincoln Almond Plaza, Kingston. More info…

Easter Egg Roll and Hunt
Sometimes orchestrating an entire Easter event for your family is a bit too much. It’s hard to get everything done for the kids when you’ve been working all week. If you find yourself trapped in this situation, Ocean House is hosting their annual Easter Egg Roll and Hunt event. The egg hunt is fun for both the kids and adults as there are prizes, photo opportunities and an Easter bunny for kids to meet. Don’t stress this Easter. Leave that to Ocean House. Sunday. $15. 1 Bluff Avenue, Watch Hill. More info… 

“Awakening” From the Darkness to the Light
This weekend is the last weekend to see work by Dan Marantz and Ardie Harrison at the Artists’ Cooperative Gallery of Westerly. The gallery is currently featuring wood work by Marantz and photographs from Harrison. A number of artists from the gallery will join the show, titled “Awakening,” by presenting a wide variety of artwork of various media. The show runs through March 27, so don’t miss out on these breathtaking pieces. All weekend. Free. 7 Canal Street, Westerly. More info…