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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Events Calendar

Here you will find events that are taking place in and around Newport, Rhode Island.

To submit an event, click on the green “Post Your Event” button below.

Note: After you submit your event, it will be sent to us for approval. The event will not appear until it is approved by us, usually within a few hours.

Dec
7
Wed
New Exhibit “This Is No Drill: The United States Enters World War II” is on NOW! @ Naval War College Museum
Dec 7 2016 @ 10:00 am – Jun 1 2017 @ 4:30 pm
New Exhibit "This Is No Drill: The United States Enters World War II" is on NOW! @ Naval War College Museum |  |  |

This is No Drill features artifacts related to the events at Pearl Harbor including a metal fragment of USS Arizona, and a diorama by Robert D. Bracci entitled, “Last Liberty,” which depicts a poignant scene on the evening of 6 December 1941, as many of Arizona’s crew prepare to go ashore for what will turn out to be their final evening of rest and relaxation. Also on display is a Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve uniform worn by American Alex Cherry, and models of Japanese naval aircraft used in World War II.

The Museum is open to the public 10 A.M. to 4:30 P.M., Mondays -Fridays throughout the year, and noon to 4:30 P.M. on weekends during June-September. It is closed on holidays. Reservations are required 7 business days prior to your visit. For reservations please call (401) 841-4052 or e-mail museum@usnwc.edu.

Jan
7
Sat
Arctic Blast: Experiments in Frost @ Anchor Bend Glassworks Gallery
Jan 7 – Mar 19 all-day
Arctic Blast: Experiments in Frost @ Anchor Bend Glassworks Gallery |  |  |

Anchor Bend Glassworks is excited to announce our Winter Show “Arctic Blast: Experiments in Frost.” Showcasing modern sandblasting & silvering techniques. Frosted handblown glass Anchors, Waves, and Sea Creatures are the centerpieces of this show.

Jan. 7th through Mar. 19th

Open Fri. & Sat., 10a.m.-5p.m.; Sun. 11a.m.-5p.m. Private viewings available by request.

Feb
8
Wed
Newport Hospital offering new Community Yoga Program through April 26 @ Newport Hospital
Feb 8 – Apr 27 all-day

Newport Hospital offering new Community Yoga Program
through April 26

WHAT: In collaboration with volunteer instructors from Thames Street Yoga, Newport Hospital is offering a new community yoga series as part of the hospital’s Wellness Wednesday initiative. Steady your mind and strengthen your body in a peaceful setting. Beginners are welcome!

WHEN: Wednesdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. through April 26

WHERE: Newport Hospital’s Hill Courtyard at 11 Friendship St., Newport

OTHER: Free parking is available in the hospital patient and visitor lot at 20 Powel Avenue. Please be sure to bring your own mat. Blocks and straps will be available. For more information, please call 845-1503. There is no fee to participate but voluntary donations to Newport Hospital’s women’s health program are gratefully accepted.

Feb
20
Mon
St. Paddy Day Parade: Front Row at the Fitz!!
Feb 20 @ 6:30 pm – Mar 12 @ 8:00 pm

We have a few rooms left for the BIG PARADE!!
Come stay & enjoy front row seats to
New England’s looongest St. Paddy’s Day Parade.
*rates are per night, 2 night minimum, based on avail, dbl occupancy, valid March 10, 11 & 12

Feb
22
Wed
Spring Coolibar Trunk Show!!! @ Island Pursuit
Feb 22 – Feb 24 all-day
Spring Coolibar Trunk Show!!! @ Island Pursuit |  |  |

Newport Island Pursuit welcomes Spring with Collibar Trunk Show Feb 22- 24th! Take a first look at spring fashion with Coolibar UPF 50+ clothing for all your outdoor activities!

Spring Coolibar Trunk Show!!! @ Island Pursuit
Feb 22 – Feb 24 all-day
Spring Coolibar Trunk Show!!! @ Island Pursuit |  |  |

Spring preview and Trunk Show for COOLIBAR!!! We will be showing the newest styles of 50+ UPF clothing!! Just in time for your vacation getaways!!!

Feb
23
Thu
Open Garage at Bike Newport @ Bike Newport
Feb 23 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Open Garage at Bike Newport @ Bike Newport |  |  |

Come down to the Bike Garage at our HQ, 62 Broadway, to give your bike a little DIY TLC or to earn a new one from our inventory of donated and recovered bikes. The Open Garage is where everyone benefits from shared knowledge, tools, and parts.

No prior talent needed – learners and leaders – everyone welcome!

The Rhode Island Food Strategy: Context & How It Relates to You @ Newport Historical Society Resource Center
Feb 23 @ 5:30 pm
The Rhode Island Food Strategy: Context & How It Relates to You @ Newport Historical Society Resource Center |  |  |

Sue AnderBois, Rhode Island’s first Director of Food Strategy, will discuss the soon-to-be-released Rhode Island Food Strategy, how it was developed, major key initiatives of the strategy, and how it relates to all Rhode Islanders.

12th Annual Illuminated Garden at Ballard Park @ Ballard Park
Feb 23 @ 6:00 pm – Feb 25 @ 9:00 pm
12th Annual Illuminated Garden at Ballard Park @ Ballard Park |  |  |

Ballard Exploration Company, Inc. will present the 12th Annual Illuminated Garden on Thursday, February 23rd Friday, February 24th and Saturday, February 25th, 2017 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm in Ballard Park. The free event features thousands of lights displayed on the trees and unique features of Ballard Park’s three acre quarry meadow.

In addition to lights set up by professional tree climbers, there will be exhibits by students enrolled at Cluny School, Rogers High School, St. Michael’s Country Day School, the Newport Community School, Middletown COZ and Thompson Middle School.

The 12th Annual Illuminated Garden is free and open to the public. The event is sponsored by Bartlett Tree Experts, the City of Newport, National Grid, the Rhode Island House of Representatives and the Rhode Island State Senate and co-sponsored by A1 Roofing & Construction, Discover Newport, McGrath Clambakes, Inc., Senate President M. Teresa Paiva Weed and TJ Brown Landscape.

Ballard Park is located at the intersection of Hazard & Wickham Roads in Newport, RI. The event may be accessed through the Hazard Road entrance with parking available in the Rogers High School lot on Wickham Road. Event goers are advised to wear appropriate shoes or boots as the trail may be dark, muddy and uneven in places.

For more information on the event visit www.ballardpark.org or call 619.3377.

Photo by Jennifer Carter

Backgammon Tournament @ The Vanderbilt Grace
Feb 23 @ 6:00 pm

An historic game played as far back as the Pharos, Backgammon found new popularity in the 20’s. You can play like a Vanderbilt or his friends might have done here at the Vanderbilt Grace. Winner takes home a beautiful custom board from Crisloid, a Providence company making historic games new again. Tournament entrance includes game play, champagne and canapes.

E.T. Party presented by What’sUpNewp
Feb 23 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

What’sUpNewp and The Jane Pickens Theater have teamed up to present E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial during Newport Winter Festival, on Thursday, February 23rd.

See the 1982 movie like you’ve never seen before, on the big screen of The Jane Pickens Theater!

Doors open at 7:00, Film screening at 8:00.

– Tickets are $10pp and available online here – http://janepickens.com/shows/et-the-extraterrestrial-party
– Rated PG
– Cash bar

Movie Description: After a gentle alien becomes stranded on Earth, the being is discovered and befriended by a young boy named Elliott. Bringing the extraterrestrial into his suburban California house, Elliott introduces E.T., as the alien is dubbed, to his brother and his little sister, Gertie, and the children decide to keep its existence a secret. Soon, however, E.T. falls ill, resulting in government intervention and a dire situation for both Elliott and the alien.

Feb
25
Sat
Open Garage at Bike Newport @ Bike Newport
Feb 25 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Open Garage at Bike Newport @ Bike Newport |  |  |

Come down to the Bike Garage at our HQ, 62 Broadway, to give your bike a little DIY TLC or to earn a new one from our inventory of donated and recovered bikes. The Open Garage is where everyone benefits from shared knowledge, tools, and parts.

No prior talent needed – learners and leaders – everyone welcome!

Rhody Beer & Cheese Pairing @ Newport Storm Brewery
Feb 25 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Rhody Beer & Cheese Pairing @ Newport Storm Brewery  |  |  |

Newport Storm Brewery and Narragansett Creamery are teaming up to bring you the best of local flavor. Experience a local beer and cheese pairing with five locally brewed beers and five locally made cheeses to show off the best Rhode Island artisan agriculture has to offer. These events start promptly, please plan to arrive 15 minutes before the event. Tickets are $15 or $12 with Winterfest bracelet and are available in the Tickets/Seasonal section of www.NewportStorm.com. Tickets can also be purchased in the Visitors Center during normal hours. Space is limited- advanced purchase is ​strongly encouraged. 401.849.5232.

Sacred Ground World Premiere @ Jane Pickens Theater and Event Center
Feb 25 @ 7:00 pm
Sacred Ground World Premiere @ Jane Pickens Theater and Event Center |  |  |

World Premiere of Sacred Ground, a feature-length independent film documenting the 25th Season of the Newport International Polo Series, for a one-night engagement. A Newport Winter Festival exclusive event, and one-time engagement to view the feature-length film on the big screen. 7PM Cocktails to Meet & Greet the Film Makers & Players, 8PM Film. Proceeds to benefit Friends of the Jane Pickens Theater. Premiere After Party, TBA.

Feb
26
Sun
Sunday Bloody Sunday @ O'Brien's Pub
Feb 26 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sunday Bloody Sunday @ O'Brien's Pub |  |  |

Mermaid Masterpieces, the area’s leading paint party organizer has teamed up with Newport’s legendary O’Briens Pub and the fastest growing fashion brand, Lularoe, to offer a series of winter paint party socials. The events will be held on Sundays beginning January 29th from 3pm-6pm through March 5th These unique events include a complimentary Bloody Mary, a pair of Lularoe leggings and a painting which the attendees will create while Becky from Mermaid Masterpieces teaches step by step. The events will also feature tarot card readings a professional photo booth with The Snapshot Stop as well as vendors including local artisans as well as BeautyCounter, Herbalife, India Hicks, Keep Collective, Touchstone by Swarovski, Younique, and many more. Vendors will change weekly.

Brass and Choir Evensong & Benediction for Transfiguration, A Newport Winter Festival Event @ St. John the Evangelist Church
Feb 26 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Festive celebration of this last Sunday before Lent begins, with music highlighting the dazzling event of the Transfiguration: Larry King’s pathbreaking work which features a prerecorded synthesizer track along with choir organ and brass, and a joyous setting of Magnificat and Nunc dimittis by Sarah MacDonald.

With the Professional Choristers of The Choir School of Newport County, the St. John’s adult choir, and the Soulful Brass Quintet of Rhode Island College, at Church of Saint John the Evangelist, 61 Washington Street at Willow Street. www.thechoirschoolri.org facebook.com/SoulfulBrassQuintetRI

Evensong, an atmospheric and deeply personal form of worship appeals to persons of many faiths and has been adopted as an American tradition in many parishes and cathedrals of the Episcopal Church. The Evensong service lasts 45 minutes and is incense-free. It is followed without pause by a Eucharistic devotion known as Benediction, at which incense is used.
No admission fee; a free-will offering will be received. Reception Following.

Rhody Beer & Cheese Pairing @ Newport Storm Brewery
Feb 26 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Rhody Beer & Cheese Pairing @ Newport Storm Brewery  |  |  |

Newport Storm Brewery and Narragansett Creamery are teaming up to bring you the best of local flavor. Experience a local beer and cheese pairing with five locally brewed beers and five locally made cheeses to show off the best Rhode Island artisan agriculture has to offer. These events start promptly, please plan to arrive 15 minutes before the event. Tickets are $15 or $12 with Winterfest bracelet and are available in the Tickets/Seasonal section of www.NewportStorm.com. Tickets can also be purchased in the Visitors Center during normal hours. Space is limited- advanced purchase is ​strongly encouraged. 401.849.5232.

Feb
27
Mon
Open Garage at Bike Newport @ Bike Newport
Feb 27 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Open Garage at Bike Newport @ Bike Newport |  |  |

Come down to the Bike Garage at our HQ, 62 Broadway, to give your bike a little DIY TLC or to earn a new one from our inventory of donated and recovered bikes. The Open Garage is where everyone benefits from shared knowledge, tools, and parts.

No prior talent needed – learners and leaders – everyone welcome!

Mar
1
Wed
Open Garage at Bike Newport @ Bike Newport
Mar 1 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Open Garage at Bike Newport @ Bike Newport |  |  |

Come down to the Bike Garage at our HQ, 62 Broadway, to give your bike a little DIY TLC or to earn a new one from our inventory of donated and recovered bikes. The Open Garage is where everyone benefits from shared knowledge, tools, and parts.

Ash Wednesday Service @ St. John the Evangelist Church
Mar 1 @ 6:30 pm

March 1 – Solemn Ash Wednesday Service at St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church at 6:30 p.m. The Imposition of Ashes will be accompanied by Allegri’s Miserere, performed by the Professional Choristers of the Choir School of Newport County and the St. John’s Adult Choir.

With its rare high ‘C’, the Miserere was considered the unique property of the Sistine Chapel and the penalty for copying it was excommunication…until the young Mozart transcribed it and was pardoned by the Pope! Also with music by Byrd and Farrant.
No admission fee; a free-will offering will be received.

Mar
2
Thu
8 Bells Lecture Serues @ Seamen's Church Institute
Mar 2 @ 12:00 pm
8 Bells Lecture Serues @ Seamen's Church Institute |  |  |

“Goat Island and the U.S. Naval Torpedo Station: Guncotton, Smokeless Powder and Torpedoes,” by Richard Simpson.
Weak maritime nations have always sought to augment the strength of their coastal defenses and navies by the use of “diabolical” contrivances for destroying an invader’s ships. The history of the adoption of the torpedo as a recognized implement of warfare is not unlike that of gunpowder or of exploding shells. Each in its turn was met by the cry, “Inhuman, barbarous, unchivalrous.” During the American Civil War, the Confederate Navy employed submerged mines, called torpedoes, and explosive charges mounted on a long pole referred to as the “spar torpedo” which was bumped into the hull of an enemy vessel exploding on contact. These weapons enjoyed great success during the conflict. In July 1869, the Secretary of the Navy announced the establishment of the Naval Torpedo Station on Goat Island in the harbor of Newport, Rhode Island, for development of a more sophisticated and deadlier self-propelled torpedo. From its founding until the end of the Second World War, the Naval Torpedo Station has been the Navy’s principal center for the design of torpedoes. Newport continues as the home of the U.S. Navy’s most important laboratory for research and development of modern weapons’ system.

Open Garage @ Bike Newport
Mar 2 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Open Garage @ Bike Newport |  |  |

Come down to the Bike Garage at our HQ, 62 Broadway, to give your bike a little DIY TLC or to earn a new one from our inventory of donated and recovered bikes. The Open Garage is where everyone benefits from shared knowledge, tools, and parts.

No prior talent needed – learners and leaders – everyone welcome!

Racial Equity: What is the Call to Action for Higher Education? @ O'Hare Academic Center, Bazarsky Lecture Hall
Mar 2 @ 7:30 pm
Racial Equity: What is the Call to Action for Higher Education? @ O'Hare Academic Center, Bazarsky Lecture Hall |  |  |

Bethany Johnson-Javois, Former Ferguson Commission Managing Director and CEO of the St. Louis Integrated Health Network will engage with attendees to re-connect with their leadership purpose and reflect on lessons learned from her work to address community-level trauma and toxic stress spurred by the events in Ferguson, MO on August 9, 2014. Ms. Johnson-Javois will outline a series of calls to action for higher education that offer a path to what generational change will require, using the lens of racial equity.

Mar
3
Fri
IMC’s Opening Weekend at Rosecliff, A Collection of Attitudes 2017 @ rosecliff
Mar 3 – Mar 4 all-day

Join us as we celebrate our first 35 years!

The Island Moving Co will perform in two evenings of works from the repertory and a new work by Rodney Rivera, Artistic Director of Ballet Brio based in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. The dancers will also perform Miki Ohlsen’s delightful There’s a Party in My Mind and two duets choreographed by Spencer Gavin Hering. Company member Shane Farrell and choreographer Danielle Genest will present new and restaged works. Miki Ohlsen will also restage a work from the beginning of IMC’s history, Psalms, set to Leonard Bernstein’s score and choreographed by Michael Thomas, a founding member of the company.

Ticket levels:
$30 General Admission
$45 Premiere Seating
$250 Evening Sponsor: Sponsorship includes the best seats in the house for 3 of your lucky friends (4 tickets total) and a very special listing in our program. (Limited to 4 sponsors)

photo credit: Clint Clemens

Mother Goose at Rosecliff @ Rosecliff
Mar 3 @ 4:00 pm – Mar 5 @ 5:00 pm
Mother Goose at Rosecliff @ Rosecliff |  |  |

Mother Goose is back at Rosecliff!

March 3rd at 4pm
March 4th at 3pm
March 5th at 1 and 3pm

Join us for classic Nursery Rhymes recounted by Mother Goose and playfully brought to life by Island Moving Co.’s own professional dancers.
See magical performances of
Humpty Dumpty
Miss Muffet
Jack and Jill
Sing a Song of Sixpence

You may get a chance to dance with the famous Old Woman from France!

Photo Opportunities with the characters.

Please take special note of the date and time when purchasing tickets, as we expect to sell out and may not be able to accommodate any date changes.

*Any exchanges or refunds will be subject to a processing fee.

Mother Goose is for children 3 and up. The performance time runs one hour and has no intermission.

Adults $28. Under 12 $18.

photo credits: Thomas Palmer

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