Discover the best events, activities and things to do in and around Newport, RI this week, January 11th through January 15th.

FYI – MANY Newport restaurants will be taking some time off this week, visit When Newport Restaurants Are Open and Closed This Winter for full details.

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Monday, January 11th

10pm to 1am: Blues Monday with The Ubiquitones

Johnny Cash to the Clash, George Jones to the Ramones; The Ubiquitones play all of your favorite tunes at The Fastnet Pub. No cover.

Live Music & Entertainment Listings

  • Diegos: Trivia at 9pm
  • Fastnet: Live music with The Ubiquitones from 10pm to 1am. No cover.
  • Midtown Oyster Bar: Live music from 9pm to 1am. No cover.
  • Perro Salado: Live music with Julio Amaro from 6pm to 9pm. No cover.

Tuesday, January 12th

Live Music & Entertainment Listings

  • Empire Tea & Coffee (Broadway Location): Acoustic folk jam at 7:30pm.
  • Wharf Pub: Open Mic at 8pm.

Wednesday, January 13th

5:30pm – 7:30pm: Newport County Chamber of Commerce Chamber Connections After Hours Networking Event

If you are interested in increasing your business with the help of other business professionals by giving and receiving business referrals then this event, CHAMBER CONNECTIONS NETWORKING AFTER HOURS, is for you! More Info

6pm: Two Roads Pint Night at Tavern on Broadway 

Bill from Two Roads Brewing will be at Tavern On Broadway from 7pm – 9pm and will be giving away samples and pint glasses.

7pm: Peak Organic Beer Dinner at Wharf Pub

The Wharf Pub will hosts it’s very first Beer Dinner with Peak Organic Brewing on Wednesday, January 13th! Tickets are $45 per person.

Peak Organic Beer Dinner Wharf Pub

9pm: Pub Trivia at Fastnet

Trivia at Fastnet Pub is an intense, ten question four round trivia experience that is different from any other trivia you have ever done. Bring your friends and your brains!

Live Music & Entertainment Listings

  • Buskers: Open mic night with Mike Warner from 9pm to 1am. No cover.
  • Fastnet: Pub Trivia at 9pm.
  • Norey’s Star Restaurant: Live music at 9pm. No cover.
  • Perro Salado: Live music with The Throttles from 10pm to 1am. No cover.
  • Sardella’s: Live jazz music at 7:30pm. No cover.

Thursday, January 14th

6pm: newportFILM presents THE CHAMPIONS  (pictured above)

newportFILM will present The Champions at Casino Theater In partnership with Potter League For Animals, Handsome Dan’s Rescue & Best Friends Animal Society 6:00PM (optional) = Pre-film reception with Modelo beers, Tom Gore & Nobilo wines & hors d’oeuvres. 7:15PM = Film, followed by panel Q&A

5pm: Art After Dark at Newport Art Museum

The Museum’s popular late night event, held each month on the second Thursday (also Gallery Night), continues in January with “Bright New Year”. The Museum’s hours will extend until 9pm, and the night will be filled with activities for all ages. Each Art After Dark is unique, but visitors can always expect to enjoy the galleries, guided tours of the collection, art making opportunities, refreshments, and entertainment including live music, demonstrations, and more.

January 14 “Bright New Year”: Join us for a sparkling night at the Museum and celebrate the start of a brand new year of art and exploration! The evening will feature a special live musical performance by Sky Sabin, early evening guided tours for children and late night “Insomniac Tours” for adults, an all-ages scavenger hunt of the Museum’s permanent collection, hands-on crafts, libations and light refreshments.

Special this night – discover the power of the earth and the gemstones it creates, their attributes, sources and uses, in an informal discussion with fine jeweler Tiffany Peay. Then ponder the vastness of the universe with the Rhode Island’s amateur astronomical society, Skyscrapers, Inc. They’ll train their high powered telescopes at the wide sky above so visitors may observe the waxing crescent Moon, the beautiful open cluster the Pleiades and other deep sky objects and constellations, while learning their related myths.

Dress warmly and follow the luminaria for a magical night at the Newport Art Museum.
Admission is free.

Live Music & Entertainment Listings

  • Celtica: Trivia at 9pm
  • Jimmy’s Saloon: Open mic at 9pm.
  • Norey’s Star Restaurant: Live jazz music with John Monllos at 7:30pm. No cover.
  • Perro Salado:  Live music with The HonkyTonk Knights from 9pm to 1am. No cover.
  • Speakeasy: Live music with Justin Pomfret at 9pm.
  • Wharf Pub: Bingo at 8pm

Friday, January 15th

8pm to 10pm – Live Improv Comedy with The Bit Players: RI’s most award-winning comedy troupe hits the stage with their hilarious improv show full of larger than life characters, hysterical musical numbers, & the quickest wit you’ll ever see EVERY Fri & Sat night at 8pm. If you are coming for a special occasion & would like a person(s) of honor to be part of the show let us know in advance. We will create a customized game just for your group! We encourage ALL guests to buy tickets online, shows often sell out. All shows are BYOB! Laugh More. (Full Dislocate: The Bit Players are an active What’sUpNewp Advertiser)

Live Music & Entertainment Listings

  • Buskers: Live music from 9pm to 1am. No Cover.
  • Celtica: Karaoke at 10pm. No cover.
  • Chanler at Cliff Walk: Live music with Dick Lupino & friends from 6pm to 10pm. No cover.
  • Clarke Cooke House: DJ & Dancing in the Boom Boom Room from 10pm to 1am. No cover.
  • Firehouse Theater: Live improv comedy with The Bit Players at 8pm.
  • Hotel Viking (One Bellevue Lounge): Live music from 7pm – 11pm.
  • Jimmy’s Saloon: Live music at 9pm.
  • Jo’s Bistro: Live music with John & Joanne from 7pm to 10pm. No cover.
  • Midtown Oyster Bar: Live music at 10pm. No cover.
  • Newport Blues Cafe: Live music at 9pm.
  • One Pelham East: Live music at 9pm.
  • Parlor Bar & Kitchen: Live music at 9pm.
  • Speakeasy: Live music with Chopville from 10pm to 1am. No cover.
  • Tavern On Broadway: Live Reggae music from 10pm to 1am. No cover.
  • Wharf Pub: Live music at 8:30pm. No cover.