Discover the best events, activities and things to do this weekend in and around Newport, RI.

Friday, August 12th

6 p.m.: Newport Yacht Rendezvous at Newport Shipyard

7:30pm: Dueling Pianos at Studio 3

8 p.m.: Live improv comedy with The Bit Players at The Firehouse Theater

Saturday, August 13th

9am: 39th Annual Fools’ Rules Regatta at Jamestown Town Beach

9:15am: Save The Bay Swim

12pm: A Day of Henna Body Art at Long Time Sun Apparel

1pm – 5pm: Summer Concert on Long Wharf with Lee Phillips & Friends

5pm: Newport International Polo Series – Newport vs. New York

6:30pm – 8pm: Wet Paint Preview Party at Newport Art Museum

7:30pm: Dueling Pianos at Studio 3

8pm & 10pm: Live Improv Comedy with The Bit Players at The Firehouse Theater

Sunday, August 14th

10:30am: The Great Gatsby Movie Experience at Jane Pickens Theater

11am: Newport Art Brunch And Flea Market at 136 Broadway

11am – 2pm: Second Annual Miantonomi Exploration Days

12pm: Wet Paint at Newport Art Museum

12pm – 4pm: Portuguese Cultural Festival on The Grounds of The Vasco da Gama Hall

3pm – 6pm: NIMFest presents Joyce Katzberg and The Gnomes at King Park

5pm: Maker Party: Fun, Food and Film at Casino Theater

6pm: 10th Annual Rock The Docks Fundraiser at Newport Shipyard

6:30pm: Dueling Pianos at Studio 3

Ryan M. Belmore

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