Now that the 2016 Election Season is over, it’s time to step outside, breathe, get along and enjoy all that Newport has to offer. Here are some great events happening in and around Newport this weekend that will help take your mind off of the week that was.

Friday, November 11th

8th Day of Fall Newport Restaurant Week

9:00 a.m. – Portsmouth Veterans Day Ceremony

10 a.m. – Morning Meander For Kids at Ballard Park

10 a.m. – 7 p.m. – My Best Friend’s Closet Consignment Sale at Elks Lodge

11:00 a.m. – Portsmouth Veterans Day brunch

12:30 p.m. – 3 p.m. – Miantonomi Park Tower Veterans Day Open Tower Celebration

4:30 p.m. – A Man Called Ove at Jane Pickens Theater

6 p.m. – Yachting Community Thanksgiving Day Meals Fundraiser at IYAC

6 p.m. – Rose Island Night at Cappy’s

7 p.m. – Aquarius at Jane Pickens Theater

7 p.m. – Veuve Clicquot Dinner at Blackstone Caterers

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

Saturday, November 12th

9th Day of Fall Newport Restaurant Week

10 a.m. – Second Saturday at Newport Art Museum

10 a.m. – 5 p.m. – My Best Friend’s Closet Consignment Sale at Elks Lodge

10:30 a.m.  – Native Ways-the Story of the First People at Norman Bird Sanctuary

1 p.m. – 17th Annual Harvest Festival at Greenvale Vineyards

2 p.m. – ART + DESIGN FILM FESTIVAL: HARRY BENSON: SHOOT FIRST at Jane Pickens Theater

2 p.m. – 2nd Annual Mini Art Show! at Blink Gallery

2 p.m. – 6 p.m. – Artist Showcase : Janet Blake of Quiet Rebel Design at Duris Studios

4:30 p.m. – A Man Called Ove at Jane Pickens Theater

5 p.m. – Clamboil at Middletown FOP Lounge

7 p.m. – Aquarius at Jane Pickens Theater

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

10 p.m. – Live improv comedy with The Bit Players at The Firehouse Theater

Sunday, November 13th

Final Day of Fall Newport Restaurant Week

10 a.m. – 3 p.m. – My Best Friend’s Closet Consignment Sale at Elks Lodge

11 a.m. – Indoor BAFL (Brunch Art and Flea) Market at Parlor

2 p.m. – ART + DESIGN FILM FESTIVAL: HAROLD & LILLIAN: A HOLLYWOOD LOVE STORY at Jane Pickens Theater

2 p.m. – Community Barndance #1 at 95 Church Street

4 p.m. – Sally Blount: The Business of Education and Life at Jamestown Arts Center

4:30 p.m. – A Man Called Ove at Jane Pickens Theater

6:30 p.m. – Caleb & Broad // Boston Restaurant Takeover

7 p.m. – Aquarius at Jane Pickens Theater

7:30 p.m. – Super Moon Super Ride

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What's Up Newp. He was born and raised in Rhode Island and graduated from Coventry High School. He serves as Vice President of Fort Adams Trust and serves on the Board of Directors for Potter League for Animals. Ryan also is currently the Senior Editor - North America for Mountain News, publisher of OnTheSnow. Ryan is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers and North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA).