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Discover the best events, activities and things to do during this weekend in and around Newport, RI.
Wondering what’s happening for live music, comedy and entertainment this weekend? Listings are here – Where to Find Live Music, Comedy and Entertainment This Weekend (May 6 – May 8)
(In chronological order)
- Live Improv Comedy with The Bit Players at The Firehouse Theater: Fri. at 8pm & Sat. at 8pm & 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.Tickets and more information available at www.bitplayers.net.
2: Newport Lions Club/Newport YMCA Carnival at Easton Beach: Friday from 5pm to 11pm, Saturday 1pm to 11pm and Sunday 1pm to 9pm.
Rides * Games * Food! Family Fun For Everyone at this year’s Carnival! Ride Specials: Sunday – Pay One Price of just $25 per person and ride unlimited from 1pm to close. HOURS & RIDES SPECIALS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE AND ARE WEATHER PERMITTING. More Info – Newport Lions Club/Newport YMCA Carnival
3. Wasted Talent Show at Studio 3: Friday at 8:00 p.m.
The Wasted Talent Show will feature the stand up comedy of Gordon Baker-Bone, Alan Fitzgerald, E.J. Edmonds, Robert Punchur, Alison Crawford, Derek Moore and hosted Doug Key. For Reservations email TheWastedTalentShow@gmail.com. $15, cash at the door. More Info – Wasted Talent Show! Friday May 6th!
4. 2016 Kentucky Derby Watch Party: Saturday at 6:34 p.m.
Expereince the thrill of the “Greatest Two Minutes in Sports” on May 7, 2016 at Midtown Oyster Bar or from 4pm to 7pm on the big screen at the Wharf Pub while enjoying a glass of two roads Conntucky Lightnin’.
5. Derby Party with Newport Storm Beer & Thomas Tew: Saturday from 6pm to 8pm
It’s time to strap on the stir-ups and your feather-topped hats because we’re hosting a Kentucky Derby Party! The Visitors Center will be open late so grab a growler and fill ‘er up or grab a bottle of Thomas Tew Single Barrel available for purchase. You can also learn how to make some Tew twists on classic derby cocktails like our favorite- Mint Tewlip!
It wouldn’t be a derby party without lawn games and a live stream of the race to hone in on your inner jockey. Would it even be a derby party without a “Best dressed” prize? The guy and gal decked out in derby downs will walk away with an awesome prize courtesy of Newport Storm. So whip out the pastel bow-ties, loafers and the bigger the hat the better! More Info – Derby Party with Newport Storm & Thomas Tew!
6. Cyclofemme Mother’s Day Ride at Fort Adams State Park: Sunday at 9am
Join Bike Newport on Mother’s Day for a scenic 10 mile bike ride around Newport’s Ocean Loop! Cyclofemme is a Global Women’s Cycling Day created to honor women past and present and to share the love of biking with everyone along the way. The ride leaves promptly from the Visitors Center at Fort Adams at 9:00 am. Please plan to be there by 8:30 am for breakfast treats, temporary tattoos and pledges to get more women on bikes. The ride is for cyclists of all abilities. Men/boys are welcome! Breakfast items provided by Howley Bread Group! For more information contact Mary Ellen at firstname.lastname@example.org