Discover the best events, activities and things to do in and around Newport, RI this weekend!

Friday, January 15th

8pm – 10pm: Live Improv Comedy :The Bit Players, RI’s most award-winning comedy troupe, hits the stage at The Firehouse Theater 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. All shows are BYOB! (Full Disclosure: This business is an advertiser on What’sUpNewp.com)

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 with Dan Duran from 7pm – 11pm.
  • Jimmy’s Saloon: Live music at 9pm. Another Roadside Attraction, Jeremiah Tall, Bill Lewis, Kitchen
  • 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 with Blue Lights Band at 9pm.
  • Parlor Bar & Kitchen: Live music at 9pm. Flowetry Fridays 1/15
  • Speakeasy: Live music with Chopville from 10pm to 1am. No cover.
  • Tavern On Broadway: Live Reggae music with Natural Element from 10pm to 1am. No cover.
  • Wharf Pub: Live music at 8:30pm. No cover.

Saturday, January 16th

2pm – Onne van der Wal to Speak at Newport Art Museum 

The Newport Art Museum welcomes Onne van der Wal, marine photographer and sailor, for the second lecture in the Newport Art Museum’s 88th annual Winter Speaker Series on Saturday, January 16 at 2pm in the Museum’s Griswold House at 76 Bellevue Avenue, Newport. Van der Wal will speak on his experiences documenting the ocean while sailing around the world and will share his portfolio new work in a talk entitled “Magical Seas Through Inspired Lens”.

Individual tickets for the lecture, as well as subscriptions to the entire Winter Speaker Series, are available for purchase at NewportArtMuseum.org or by calling 401-848-2787.

Winter Birding Cruise 

Join Save The Bay and the Audubon Society of Rhode Island for a Winter Birding Cruise. Departing from Newport, we will explore the coves, islands and points along the shores of Aquidneck, Conanicut and Prudence Islands looking for Harlequin, Goldeneyes, Long-tailed Ducks, Scoters and more. Winter seals may be spotted, as well! Save The Bay and Audubon educators will provide expert guidance. Bundle up, because no birder wants to miss these special 2-hour trips! Book now, as space is limited.

6:30pm – 8:30pm: Vertical Tasting: Dark Classics

Newport Storm Beer’s Annual Release Vertical tasting will highlight the darker side of craft beer. Providing liquid decadence in every sip, they’ve specially selected Annual Release brews to highlight their wide variety of flavors and ages. From the barrel aged, smoked flavor of the ’06, the complexity of the Fuggle hopped ’10, to the bacon and chocolate goodness of their current release ’15, these beers will be sure to fill your palate with dark complexity that you’ll remember for years to come! The evening will also feature a limited supply of older vintages for purchase. Tickets are $20 per person (plus tax) and this is a strictly 21+ event. Tickets & More Info

8pm & 10pm: Live Improv Comedy :The Bit Players, RI’s most award-winning comedy troupe, hits the stage at The Firehouse Theater 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. All shows are BYOB! (Full Disclosure: This business is an advertiser on What’sUpNewp.com)

Live Music & Entertainment Listings

  • Buskers: Live music with Brian Twohey from 8pm to 1am. No Cover.
  • Celtica: Karaoke at 10pm. No cover.
  • Clarke Cooke House: Live music from 10pm to 1am. No cover.
  • Firehouse Theater: Live improv comedy with The Bit Players at 8pm and 10pm.
  • Genie’s Hookah Lounge: DJ & Dancing at 9pm.
  • Hotel Viking (One Bellevue Lounge) Live Music with Travis Colby from 7pm – 11pm.
  • Jimmy’s Saloon: Live music at 9pm.
  • Midtown Oyster Bar:  Live music with ZanRicky from 9pm to 1am. No cover.
  • Narragansett Cafe: Live music with Big Cat Blues at 9pm. No cover.
  • Newport Blues Cafe: Live music at 9pm.
  • Newport Grand: Live music at 9pm.
  • O’brien’s Pub – DJ C-Gray from 10pm to 1am. No cover.
  • One Pelham East: Live music with Never In Vegas at 9pm.
  • Parlor Bar & Kitchen: Live music at 9pm. CANNIBAL RAMBLERS AND TYLER-JAMES AT THE PARLOR NEWPORT JAN 16TH
  • Saltwater at Newport Harbor Hotel: Live music with Steve Mortrude from 7pm-10pm. No cover.
  • Speakeasy: Live music with Chopville from 10pm to 1am. No cover.
  • Tavern On Broadway: Live music with The Teledynes at 10pm. No cover.
  • Wharf Pub: Live music at 8:30pm. No cover.

Sunday, January 17th

Live Music & Entertainment Listings

  • Clarke Cooke House: Live music with Bobby Ferreira from 12:30pm to 3:30pm. No cover.
  • Fastnet Pub: Live traditional Irish Music from 6pm to 9pm. No cover.
  • Jimmy’s: Live Music at 9pm. Jim Brows Bornday Party
  • Midtown Oyster Bar: Live music with Justin Pomfret from 4pm to 7pm. No cover.
  • O’brien’s Pub: Karaoke at 9:30pm
  • Parlor Newport: Meg-o-thon! at 6pm.
  • Pour Judgement: Live music with Los Duderinos from 10pm to 1am. No cover.
  • Saltwater at Newport Harbor Hotel: Dinner and a movie at 7pm
  • Speakeasy: Live music with Stu Sinclair at 8:30pm. No cover.
  • Wharf Pub: Live music from 2pm to 5pm. No cover

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