The first week of November is here and there’s no sign of the fun activities, events and things to do slowing down! Here’s the best of what’s up this week in and around Newport, RI….

Listings: Where to Find Live Music & Entertainment This Week in Newport, RI

1 – Mermaid Masterpieces Sunset Dune

November 2 at 7pm at VanGogh Pizza

Head to VanGogh Pizza  to paint the Mermaid Masterpieces Sunset Dune! The cost for the event is $35.00 per adult and $15.00 per child. Your ticket comes with a slice of pizza and your own take home masterpiece! Don’t forget they are BYOB so bringing a bottle of wine is always a good idea! Stop in and purchase ticket today or pay at the time of the class.

2 – Studio Barre: Tuck N’ Taste

November 4 at Newport Vineyards

Studio Barre Newport will lead you through a barre-based fitness routine overlooking the vineyard. Followed by a Newport Vineyards wine tasting. After you’ve worked up an appetite join us at Brix Restaurant with friends.

  • 6pm – Studio Barre Newport Class
  • 7pm – Newport Vineyards wine tasting
  • BYOM – Bring Your Own Mat
  • $22 per person, includes class and wine tasting
  • Click HERE for tickets or call 401.848.5161 x0.

3 – Film Screening of America’s Forgotten Heroine: Ida Lewis, Keeper of the Light

November 5 at Newport Historical Society

In the historical documentary America’s Forgotten Hermione, director and producer Marion Gagnon focuses on the intriguing life story of this country’s most famous maritime heroine Ida Lewis. This 45-minute film provides an intimate portrayal of Ida’s life from age 15-69 (from 1857-1911) and the passion and moral fiber she intrinsically brought to her work as a lighthouse keeper and unlikely heroine. A Newport Historical Society program, $5 admission. More Info

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4 – Green Drinks

November 5 at Mission

Join Clean Ocean Access for an early evening of drinks and environmental conversation.

5 – Hibernian Supper Series

November 5 from 6pm – 8pm at Hibernian Hall

Head to the Hibernian Hall for a delicious dinner, live music with Leslie Grimes and Matt Bruneau and/or cocktails!

6 – Sunset Farms Dinner at Hotel Viking

November 5 at One Bellevue

Chef Correia and Sous Chef Hart of One Bellevue will create a special menu featuring seasonal Sunset Farms ingredients including kale salad, butternut squash fritters, braised short ribs and parsnip cake. Prix Fixe $39 per person. Beverages, tax and gratuity additional.

7 – Newport Restaurant Week

November 6 – 15 Throughout Newport & Bristol Counties

Savor three-course prix-fixe lunches for $16 and three-course prix-fixe dinners for $35 during Newport Restaurant Week, November 6 – 15. Visit for participating restaurants and menus. 

8 – Life Is Good Founders Come To Newport

November 6 from 5pm – 7pm at Life Is Good Newport

Life is Good Founders are hitting the road on their first-ever Nationwide Optimism Tour and they’re coming to Newport.

The tour will bring the owners of the optimistic lifestyle brand to the Life Is Good Newport Store, one of the very first stores to carry Life is Good, on November 6th from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Loyal customers, fans and the public are invited to stop by the store at 160 Thames Street for a meet and greet with co-founder Bert Jacobs, the first 25 guests will receive a free copy of Life is Good – The Book.

9 – Holiday Art Show – Opening Celebration

November 6  at Portsmouth Arts Guild (Show Dates: November 6th – December 20th)

The Portsmouth Arts Guild is celebrating the opening of its annual Holiday Non-Juried Art show! Dozens of local and talented artists and artisans will be offering their work to the public at affordable prices. The Opening Reception for this momentous event will be on November 6th, 6 pm to 8pm. Join them for the best selection of work. This event is FREE and open to all. Light refreshments will be served.

10 – Island Overstock Fall Sale

November 6 – 8 at Newport Elks Lodge

Thousands of items from locally owned boutiques and retailers at 50%-75% off retail price. All are welcome to join and bargain shop for amazing and unique gifts at fantastic prices. A fun day out with friends. Free entry and Free Parking. Friends don’t let Friends miss great sales… spread the word! More Info

Check Back on Thursday, November 5th for Best Things To Do This Weekend In Newport

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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.

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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.
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