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

Friday, August 19th

Ida Lewis Distance Race

5pm: Cocktails with the Curator at Jamestown Arts Center

7:30pm: Dueling Pianos at Studio 3

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

Saturday, August 20th

2016 NVC New England Championships at Easton’s Beach

Founders’ Day/Running BOYDS Windmill in Middletown

9am – 12pm: URI Master Gardeners Will Host Open Houses at 4 Aquidneck Island Public Gardens

10am: Guided Summer Hike at Ballard Park

5pm: USA VS. JAMAICA – NEWPORT INTERNATIONAL POLO SERIES

6:30pm: Shamrock & Seashells at Rotunda Ballroom at Easton’s Beach

7pm: Bird Ball Moonlight: Over Paradise at Norman Bird Sanctuary

7:30pm: Dueling Pianos at Studio 3

7:30pm: Jamaican Jerk Grill at Newport International Polo Grounds

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

Sunday, August 21st

6am: Yoga and Skydiving at Skydive Newport

10am: 13th Annual Common Fence Point 5-Mile Road Race

11am to 2pm:  Second Annual Miantonomi Exploration Days

11am to 3pm: Newport Colonial Jewish Burying Ground Opens for visitors

2016 NVC New England Championships at Easton’s Beach

6:30pm: Dueling Pianos at Studio 3

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