What To Do This Weekend In and Around Newport, RI (Jan. 8 – 10)

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Save The Bay Seal Tours return to Narragansett Bay this weekend
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Discover the best events, activities and things to do in and around Newport, RI during this second weekend of 2016!

Tip – Many restaurants are taking some time off this January, visit our comprehensive list before heading out to find out what’s open and closed.

Friday, January 8th

All Weekend – Newport Seal Tours: Head aboard one of Save the Bay’s education vessels as they motor through historic Newport Harbor and take in 360 views of seals resting on Citing Rock off of Rose Island and the Newport Bridge. One-hour seal tours are entirely boat-based, while two-hour tours include a tour of Rose Island Lighthouse. One hour tour: $22 non-members, $17 Save The Bay members, seniors, children aged 3-12 Two-hour tour: $42 non-members, $32 Save The Bay members, seniors, children aged 3-12, $5 children under 3 years

Brick Alley5pm – 9pm & 9pm – 11pm: Skate on the Newport Waterfront – With nice and cold temperatures, the Newport Skating Center is expected to be open all weekend  long. Enjoy ice skating on the waterfront from 10am – 9pm on Friday (9pm – 11pm for Adult Skating for those 18+), 10am – 9pm on Saturday and 12pm – 5pm on Sunday. Visit www.newportskatingcenter.com for rates and updates on weather and ice conditions!

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8pm:  Stand-Up Comedy at Brick Alley Pub – The night will include the comedy of Doug Key, Brian Plumb and Marty Caproni! Show starts at 8pm and tickets are just $10 per person and are available at the bar at Brick Alley Pub. (Full Disclosure: Brick Alley Pub does advertise with us)

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)

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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. Hardcore – By The Sea!
  • 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 with What Matters at 9pm.
  • One Pelham East: Live music with Sugarbabies 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.

Saturday, January 9th

AOH PIPE AND DRUMS2pm: Darrell West Will Kick Off 88th Annual Winter Speaker Series – Darrell West, a former Brown University Professor and author of 20 books, will kick off the Newport Art Museum‘s 88th annual Winter Speaker Series on Saturday, January 9 at 2pm in the Museum’s Griswold House at 76 Bellevue Avenue, Newport. MORE INFO

7pm: AOH Pipes & Drums Fundraiser – Join the AOH Mens Singers and the AOH Pipe and Drum Band at Newport’s Hibernian Hall on Saturday, January 9th for an evening of celebration of Irish Culture, music and poetry to support the AOH Pipes & Drums upcoming trip to Dublin, Ireland for the Centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising. 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! All shows are BYOB! Tickets available at www.bitplayers.net(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 from 7pm – 11pm.
  • Jimmy’s Saloon: Live music with Vudu Sister/Allysen Callery/Tiny Diamond/Jillian Kay at 9pm.
  • Midtown Oyster Bar:  Live music from 9pm to 1am. No cover.
  • Newport Blues Cafe: Live music with Fast Times 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 The Ryan McHugh Band at 9pm.
  • Parlor Bar & Kitchen: Live music at 9pm.
  • Speakeasy: Live music from 10pm to 1am. No cover.
  • Tavern On Broadway: Live music at 10pm. No cover.
  • Wharf Pub: Live music at 8:30pm. No cover.

Sunday, January 10th

11am – 2pm: DDP Yoga – Athena’s Home Novelties will host DDP Yoga ‘Inspiration Meets Perspiration II’ with Diamond Dallas Page at the Hyatt Regency Newport on Goat Island on January 10th from 11 am – 2pm. More Info

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.
  • Midtown Oyster Bar: Live music 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.

Enjoy Your Weekend In & Around Newport, RI!

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