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August 18, 2017

Arts & Entertainment

Wet Paint: Public Invited to Make or Buy Art at Newport Art Museum’s 24th Annual Event

The Newport Art Museum, along with event co-chairs Rupert Nesbitt, Victoria Rios and Brooke Roberts, invites artists and the general public to participate in its annual public art making and auction weekend, Wet Paint, Saturday, August 12 and Sunday, August 13. Hundreds of artworks created by regional artists of all ages on Saturday will be sold “still wet” in silent and

Newport Opera House to Host Free Public Performance for Children and Families on August 6th

The Newport Opera House Theater & Performing Arts Center continues the expansion of its youth and educational mission with a very special Kid’s “Swah-Ray” performance for children and families on Sunday, August 6th from 4pm to 6pm at St. Michael’s Country Day School Lawn, featuring Tim Johnson, Storyteller and Puppeteer. This special event features the talented Mr. Johnson performing the heartwarming story of “The Rainbow Fish”

Sunday Folk Festival Fashion

On Sunday, sunny skies and temps in the high 70’s meant perfect conditions to get your #folkon. Bare shoulders, cut-off shorts, cropped tops and dresses returned to the fort. Check out our gallery and share with your friends!

Island Moving Co.

Island Moving Company Announces Choreographers for Open for Dancing

Newport’s Island Moving Co. presents Open for Dancing 2017, September 20-24, 2017. The company’s biennial festival of Newport’s historic landscapes through site-specific dance features three choreographers working in diverse landscapes with companies of dancers made up of the Island Moving Company dancers plus members of the community. The celebration brings together musicians, choreographers, professional dancers, and dance

Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival Set to Return for 12th Year, Announces 2017 All-Star Line-Up

The Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival, one of the East Coast’s most sophisticated and anticipated events, returns for its 12th year  September 21- 24, 2017. Signature events include the Burgundy Dinner at The Elms, Wine & Rosecliff Gala at Rosecliff, Grand Tastings on Saturday and Sunday at Marble House, the Vintner Dinner at Rosecliff, Newport After Dark at Forty 1˚

Guide to 2017 Newport Folk Festival Events and After Parties

The 2017 Newport Folk Festival is here and there are more events and after parties scheduled than ever before! The What’sUpNewp Crew has put together a list of all the official events to keep your folkin’ weekend in order, enjoy! Note: We considered anything “official” that Newport Folk Presents, has been promoted by Newport Folk Festival. or that benefits

Newport Art Museum to Present Caleb Cole’s “Forget Me Not” Artist Talk and Closing Party

The Newport Art Museum will present an Artist Talk & Closing Party for exhibiting artist Caleb Cole on Friday, July 28, 2017 from 6 pm to 8 pm, in the Museum’s historic John N.A. Griswold House. Cole’s exhibition, Forget Me Not, closes July 30 and showcases a mini retrospective of mixed media works by the contemporary artist.  Cole’s tender and meticulously crafted

2017 Newport Folk Festival Schedule & Lineup

Newport, R.I. – The 2017 Newport Folk Festival is set to take place this weekend out at Fort Adams State Park. From site map to schedules and what to bring to the Festival, Newport Folk Festival has it all laid out for you in this year’s Official Folk Handbook. Be sure to read it over before

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