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The holiday season kicks off this weekend in and around Newport, RI!

For live music and entertainment listings, visit here -> Listings: Where to Find Live Music and Entertainment This Weekend in Newport

Sunday, November 22nd

  1. 2nd Annual Pop-Up Sale, 10am – 2pm at Hibernian Hall. Unique gifts for your friends and family, all in one place, supporting locals, and a full bar to enjoy a beverage while you shop. Christmas shopping doesn’t get better than this!
  2. Lucapalooza, 1pm – 6pm at Dockside. Lucapalooza is a benefit for Luca Dewey – There will be live music and free food, and no cover charge the day of the event, Raffle & Silent Auctions. 100% of all proceeds will go to The Recovery For Luca Fund.
  3. Behind The Scenes Tour of Nutcracker at Rosecliff, 1pm to 2pm at Rosecliff. The ACA, in collaboration with Newport’s renowned Island Moving Company  invites you “Behind the Scenes” for a rehearsal of IMC’s holiday classic ballet, “Newport Nutcracker at Rosecliff” at 1pm on Sunday, November 22nd. More Info
  4. Pint Night With Grey Sail, 1pm to 3pm at Plumby’s.  PLUMBY’S will be hosting a PINT NIGHT with our friends from Grey Sail Brewing. Head on up and order any Grey Sail beer we have on tap and keep the pint glass! Sunday’s at PLUMBY’S also bring our Prime Time Special: 20 wings + a pitcher of Newport Storm or Bud Light for $21
  5. Opera Australia: Aida on Sydney Harbor, 12:30pm at Jane Pickens Theater & Event Center.  In Aida, Verdi masterfully puts the intimate affairs of the heart against the grandeur of the universe: where kingdoms rise and fall and the sands of time grind onwards. There could be no grander setting for such an opera than Sydney Harbour itself, awash with the light of the city and the Sydney Opera House silhouetted against the setting sun. More Info

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What'sUpNewp. 
Belmore has been involved with What’sUpNewp since shortly after its launch in 2012, proudly leading it to be named Best Local News Blog in Rhode Island by Rhode Island Monthly readers in 2018, 2019, and 2020 and an honorable mention in the Common Good Awards in 2021.

Born and raised in Rhode Island, Belmore graduated from Coventry High School and the Community College of Rhode Island. In addition to living in Newport for 10 years, he has lived in Portsmouth, Coventry, Providence, Smithfield, Burrillville, and East Greenwich.

Belmore currently serves as Vice President of the Board Of Directors for Fort Adams Trust and on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals. He previously served on the Board of Lucy's Hearth and the Arts & Cultural Alliance for Newport County.

Belmore and his wife, Jen, currently live in Alexandria, Virginia, a move they made in 2021. Read more about that here -

Belmore visits Newport every couple of weeks to support the 12+ paid contributors What'sUpNewp has on the ground across Rhode Island, a place he called home for 39 years.

Belmore is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers, Society of Professional Journalists, and the North American Snowsports Journalists Association.

In 2020, Belmore was named Member of the Year by LION and won the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County's Dominque Award.
Belmore can be contacted at and 401-662-1653.