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{Photo via Sail Newport of sledding at Fort Adams}

Discover the best events, activities, entertainment, live music and things to do in and around Newport, RI this week!

It’s going to be a messy start of the week, keep up with what you need to know here – Winter Storm Live Blog: Tracking Newport’s Closures, Delays and Cancellations (Feb. 8)

1 – Chinese New Year

Monday at Vanderbilt Grace

Celebrate the arrival of the Year of the Monkey! A special menu with intriguing flavors from Chinese cuisine will provide you with a mouthwatering experience not to be missed. $35pp (exclusive of tax and gratuity) 401-846-6200.

2 – Cocktails Wars

Monday at 9pm

Cocktail Wars

The 3rd edition of Cocktail Wars, the competition that challenges the area’s best bartenders, has retured to the Gas Lamp Grille. At Cocktail Wars, participating bartenders will have no idea what liquor they are going to be required to use until the show starts. Once the liquor of the night is revealed, the bartenders then have 20 minutes to come up with their best concoction for the audience and judges.

The best part, you as an audience member get to sample all the drinks the bartenders create, for free! Every week a 3rd guest judge will be selected from the audience and the audience counts for 25% of the vote.

Cocktail Wars will take place every Monday from January 18th until the finals on February 29th. The event is free, intended for those 21+, feature’s a cash bar and Gas Lamp Grille’s kitchen is usually open until about 9pm.

3 – Newport Gallery Night

Thursday from 5:00 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Gallery Night is back with the latest collections, exhibitions and events from the Newport Gallery Organizations 28 member galleries and institutions. Come support local art and community by strolling through historic Newport from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

4 – Salve Regina University’s Free Student Night

Thursday from 5pm – 9pm

Free Skating Admission and Rentals. 20% off at Haven Brothers Concessions Food Truck. Show your Student ID.

5 – 28th Annual Newport Winter Festival

February 12 – 21, 2016

Featuring over 150 events, the Festival offers a unique winter experience combining food, festivities, music, and fun for all ages.

6 – Lantern Tour of Colonial Newport

Friday at 4:30pm

Feel transported through time to the heyday of this thriving colonial metropolis on a lantern-lit stroll. Departs at 4:30pm, reservations required. Presented by Newport History Tours. $15 per person, discount offered with Winter Festival button & for Newport Historical Society members.

7 – Live Improv Comedy with The Bit Players

Friday at 8pm

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 going 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.

Live Music & Entertainment Listings – Newport, RI


  • Diegos: Trivia at 9pm
  • Fastnet: Live music with The Ubiquitones from 10pm to 1am. No cover.
  • Fifth Element: Live music with The Groove Merchants from 7pm to 10pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar: Live music from 9pm to 1am. No cover.
  • Perro Salado: Live music with Julio Amaro from 6pm to 9pm. No cover.


  • Empire Tea & Coffee (Broadway Location): Acoustic folk jam at 7:30pm.
  • O’brien’s: Trivia at 9:30pm
  • Wharf Pub: Open Mic at 8pm.


  • Buskers: Open mic night with Mike Warner from 9pm to 1am. No cover.
  • Fastnet: Pub Trivia at 9pm.
  • Jimmy’s Saloon: Black History Month Celebration 2016 at 8pm
  • Norey’s Star Restaurant: Live music with Jack Grace Band at NOREY’S 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.
  • Tavern On Broadway: Live jazz music at 7pm.


  • Celtica: Trivia at 9pm
  • Hibernian Hall: Live music with The Playboys at 6pm.
  • Jimmy’s Saloon: Open mic at 9pm.
  • Norey’s Star Restaurant: Live jazz music with John Monllos at 7:30pm. No cover.
  • Parlor Bar & Kitchen: WARBLER ROOST / DAN BLAKESLEE / RYAN JACKSON (cactus attack) / BETA DAYS at 8:30pm.
  • 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


  • 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 with Andy Lampert Band, Doctor Baby, Tall Teenagers, Perfect Dude 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.
  • O’brien’s Pub: Joop and Jake Winterfest Show at 5pm.
  • 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.

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