{Photo of IMC performing Mother Goose at Rosecliff}

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

Scroll down for live music, entertainment and comedy listings this week!

[the_ad_group id=”61″]

In chronological order:

Monday, February 22nd

Coffee Hour with Rep. Cicilline and Senate President Paiva-Weed 

Monday at 10am at Edward King House

Cicilline, Paiva Weed to host coffee hour at The Edward King House Senior Center, 35 King St., will host a coffee hour on Monday at 10 a.m. with Rep. David N. Cicilline, D-R.I., and state Senate President M. Teresa Paiva Weed, D-Newport. Attendees will have the opportunity to share thoughts and concerns, and hear what issues are being tackled at the federal and state level that will directly affect the community. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 846-7426 or visit www.edwardkinghouse.org.

Cocktails Wars

Monday at 9pm
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.

Tuesday, February 23rd

Wednesday, February 24th

Thursday, February 25th

Salve Regina University Student Discount Night

Thursday from 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at Newport Skating Center

When students simply show their student ID and receive $3 savings on full price admission, $2 discount on full price rentals and 20% off items from the Haven Brothers Concessions Food Truck

Vineyard Vinyasa Winter Yoga

Thursday from 5:45pm – 8pm at Newport Vineyards

Un-wine-d with a yoga class unlike any other. Set in Newport Vineyards winery and presented by Thames Street Yoga, embark on a 1 hour and 15 mins yoga class, followed by a Newport Vineyards wine tasting. Dine at Brix Restaurant following the tasting to cap off the night.

  • 5:45 – 7:00 – yoga presented by Thames Street Yoga
    BYOM (bring your own mat)
  • 7:00 – 8:00 Newport Vineyards wine tasting
    $22 per person, includes yoga class and wine tasting
  • 401.848.5161 x0. For dinner reservations at Brix following the tasting, please call 401.848.5161 x2.

Friday, February 26th

Disco Night on the Ice  

Friday from 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

The Newport Skating Center will feature a mirror ball and 1970s dance grooves and skaters are encouraged to come decked out in vintage attire and ready to show off their go-to disco dance moves.

Mother Goose at Rosecliff

February 26-28, 2016

This is a ballet designed for kids of all ages, adults too. Join Island Moving Co. for classic nursery rhymes recounted by Mother Goose and playfully brought to life by professional dancers. No strollers allowed. Repertory show with the Company on Friday and Saturday. Matinee on Saturday and two shows on Sunday.

IMC’s Collection of Attitudes

Friday and Saturday at 7pm 

Island Moving Co will perform in two evenings of works at Rosecliff from the repertory and a new work by Florida choreographer Jerry Opdenaker on Friday and Saturday at 7pm. For more information call 401 847-4470.

The Wasted Talent Show

Friday at 7:30pm

The Wasted Talent Show is back in full force this upcoming Friday and they have a new venue, Studio 3! This month features the wasted talents of….

  • Andrew Williams – The Wendy Williams Show
  • Don Zollo – costar of Julian Edelman’s “DDTYME”
  • Sam Ike – Improv Boston
  • Chris Reyes – Comedy Connection regular
  • Rui Montilla – Comix at Mohegan Sun regular
  • Kelly Morse – Wasted Talent Show favorite

For Reservations email Thewastedtalentshow@gmail.com. $15, cash at the door

 Live Improv Comedy with The Bit Players

Friday and Saturday at 8pm and Saturday at 10pm

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 & Comedy Listings

Monday

  • 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.

Tuesday

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

Wednesday

  • Buskers: Open mic night with Mike Warner from 9pm to 1am. No cover.
  • Fastnet: Pub Trivia at 9pm.
  • Jimmy’s Saloon: Live music at 8pm
  • Norey’s Star Restaurant: Live music with 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.

Thursday

  • 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 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

  • Buskers: Live music from 9pm to 1am. No Cover.
  • Celtica: Karaoke at 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 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 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.

[the_ad_group id=”217″]

Popular Stories Right Now

Ryan Belmore is the Owner & Publisher of What's Up Newp, LLC. Belmore has led What's Up Newp since December 2012. Belmore also serves as the Sr. Editor - North America for Mountain News - publisher of OnTheSnow. In his spare time, Belmore serves as the Vice President for the Board of Directors at Fort Adams Trust and serves on the Board of Directors at Lucy's Hearth. Belmore is also a member and supporter of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers. Send questions, tips, and story ideas to Ryan@whatsupnewp.com.