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

1 – Barrel Of Laughs Comedy Show

Friday at 6:30pm at Newport Vineyards

Join Newport Vineyards for an evening of wine and merriment as comedians Nick Lavallee, Marie Forster and Jeremy Furtado get the crowd going for headliner Lamont Price to deliver a barrel of laughs. Make it a night with friends or your special someone, and join us at Brix Restaurant before or after the show and receive a ½ price appetizer with your comedy ticket. PLUS enjoy 10% off Marketplace items that night only. Tickets

Friday, March 25
$20 in advance ($22 at the door)
4:00 p.m. – Brix Restaurant Opens
6:30 p.m.- Comedy Show Bar Opens (wine by the glass and beer available for purchase)
7:00 p.m. – Showtime

2  – Live Improv Comedy with The Bit Players

Friday at 8pm and Saturday at 8pm & 10pm at The Firehouse Theatre

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. www.bitplayers.net

3 – Friday Movie Night – Girls Night Out

Friday at 7pm 

Ladies, you deserve a night out. Start at One Bellevue Lounge for specialty cocktails like the Viking Cosmo and enjoy complimentary fruit & cheese, before seeing the hilarious Tina Fey and Amy Pohler in “Sisters.”
Lounge guests will be entered in raffle to win prizes including Gift Certificate to SpaFjor.
Winners announced right before show time! More Info

4 – Frosty Freez Family Fun Run

Saturday at 8:15 a.m. at 2nd Beach

To help celebrate the start of their 60th Season, Frosty Freez will host their Inaugural Frosty Freez Family Fun 5K and Frosty Freez Kiddie Cone Run on Saturday, March 26th at Sachuest (2nd) Beach. The Kiddie Cone Run starts at 8:15am, and the 5k will begin at approximately 8:30am, right after the Kiddie Cone Run.

The Frosty Freez Kiddie Cone Run is a .5K (1/3 mile) fun run for kids 12 and under. All registered kids will receive a gift certificate for ice cream and a Frosty Freez short sleeved t-shirt. The Kiddie Cone Run will start at 8:15am. The 5K will start at approximately 8:30am. All participants will receive a long sleeved Race Day t-shirt. MORE INFO

5 – 27th Annual Easter Egg Hunt and Brunch at Rosecliff

Saturday at 10am at Rosecliff

Preservation Society of Newport County’s 27th annual Easter Egg Hunt & Brunch brings the Easter Bunny back to Rosecliff to share lots and lots of eggs, candy, prizes, and a scrumptious seated brunch for everyone in the family!. Space is limited, and reservations are required for adults and all children. Visit website for ticket prices and to make reservations, or call. 10am. Rain or shine.

6 – Kristen Coates 2 Year Anniversary Party

Two years on the Wharf, a few name changes, dozens of artists, thousands of flowers and Kristen Coates is still very much in love with Bowen’s Wharf and the flagship shop! Pop in to see some new work and pretty spring things and toast the start of a new season Saturday, 6-9pm at Kristen Coates, 57 America’s Cup Ave at Bowen’s Wharf in Newport, Rhode Island. FACEBOOK Event

7 – Easter Brunch

Heading out on the town for Easter? Where to Dine Out for Easter Brunch and Dinner in Newport

Live Music and Entertainment Listings

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 with Travis Colby Band from 7pm – 11pm.
  • Jimmy’s Saloon: Live music with Great Friday! with The Lincoln Tunnel, Frankie Ranks and The Everett Bros.  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: Live music at 5pm.
  • One Pelham East: Live music with  at 10pm.
  • Parlor Bar & Kitchen: Live music with SOUL SHOT at 9pm.
  • Pour Judgement: Live music at 10pm.
  • Saltwater at Newport Harbor Hotel: Live music with Steve Mortrude from 7pm – 10pm.
  • Speakeasy: Live music with Chopville from 10pm to 1am. No cover.
  • Tavern On Broadway: Live Reggae music with Reggae Friday with The Copacetics from 10pm to 1am. No cover.
  • Wharf Pub: Live music at 8:30pm. No cover.

Saturday

  • Buskers: Live music with Brian Twohey from 8pm to 1am. No Cover.
  • Celtica: Karaoke at 10pm. No cover.
  • Clarke Cooke House: Live music with HonkyTonk Knights from 10pm to 1am. No cover.
  • Fifth Element: Live music  with Saturday- The Throttles- Fifth Element at 10pm. 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 Half Step Down from 7pm – 11pm.
  • Jimmy’s Saloon:Support Your Local Artist – PRE PARTY! at 9pm.
  • Midtown Oyster Bar:  Live music with Justin Pomfret and Ron Ruzzo from 9pm to 1am. No cover.
  • Narragansett Cafe: Live music at 9pm. No cover.
  • Newport Blues Cafe: Live music at 9pm.
  • Newport Grand: Live music with Robert Black at Newport Grand Casino at 9pm.
  • O’brien’s Pub – DJ C-Gray from 10pm to 1am. No cover.
  • One Pelham East: Live music with at 9pm.
  • Parlor Bar & Kitchen: Live music with MAIDEN NEW ENGLAND W/ Dirty Fences & Hi Watts at 9pm.
  • Pour Judgement:  at 10pm
  • Saltwater at Newport Harbor Hotel: Live music from 7pm-10pm. No cover.
  • Speakeasy: Live music with Chopville 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

  • 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.
  • Fifth Element: Live music from 12pm to 3pm . No cover.
  • Jimmy’s: Live Music at 9pm.
  • Midtown Oyster Bar: Live music from 4pm to 7pm.
  • Pour Judgement: Live music with Los Duderinos from 10pm to 1am. No cover.
  • Speakeasy: Live music with Stu Sinclair at 8:30pm. No cover.
  • Tavern On Broadway: SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL ARTIST – a fundraiser for A Flexible Community Art Space at 7pm
  • Wharf Pub: Live music from 2pm to 5pm. No cover

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