Here’s a round-up of what’s happening, new and to do in and around Newport, RI this weekend!

The 29th Annual Newport Winter Festival, Touted as “New England’s Largest Winter Extravaganza,” will take place February 17th-26th, 2017 throughout Newport and Newport County. Featuring over 150 events, the Festival offers a unique winter experience combining food, festivities, music, and fun for all ages. Melt away your winter blues with all the Newport Winter Festival has to offer. For the full schedule, visit www.newportwinterfestival.com.

The Newport Burger Bender is a simple “best burger” contest taking place Friday, February 17 through Sunday, February 26, 2017 at participating restaurants throughout Newport and Bristol counties. For more information and a list of participants, visit https://www.discovernewport.org/burger-bender/.

Friday, February 24th

3 p.m. – 9 p.m. – Polar Pineapples at Gurney’s Newport Resort and Marina

3 p.m. – 11 p.m. – Newport Skating Center is open

4:30 p.m. – Lion at Jane Pickens Theater

5 p.m. – Fireside Live Music Friday: Bill Bartholomew & Chris Knott at Newport Vineyards

6 p.m. – 9 p.m. –  12th Annual Illuminated Garden at Ballard Park

7 p.m. – I Am Not Your Negro at Jane Pickens Theater

7:30 p.m. – Wasted Talent Show! Live Stand Up Comedy! at Studio 3

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

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Saturday, February 25th

9 a.m. – Newport Rugby Recruitment Day at The Fastnet Pub

10 a.m. – IYRS School of Boatbuilding Admissions Open House at IYRS

10 a.m. – 11 p.m. – Newport Skating Center is open

12 p.m. – 7th Annual Chicken Wing Cook-Off at Gurney’s Newport Resort & Spa

1 p.m. – I Am Not Your Negro at Jane Pickens Theater

1 p.m. – Beach Polo at Easton’s Beach

1 p.m. – Beers for Bobby! A Cure For Forster Fundraiser at O’brien’s Pub

1 p.m. – Ice Cream Sundae Bar at Hotel Viking

1:30 p.m. – Newport Swim Meet at Newport Boys & Girls Club

2 p.m. – Winter Speaker Series – Challenges, Opportunities and Environmental Issues Facing the Global Oceans – Bruce Corliss – at Newport Art Museum

3 p.m. – 9 p.m. – Polar Pineapples at Gurney’s Newport Resort and Marina

3:15 p.m. – Lion at Jane Pickens Theater

4 p.m. – 6 p.m. – Grand Opening Party! at California East

5 p.m. – Dinner & A Movie – Toy Story 2 at Hotel Viking

6 p.m. – A fundraiser for Maryann at Midtown Oyster Bar

6 p.m. – 9 p.m. –  12th Annual Illuminated Garden at Ballard Park

6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. – Rhody Beer & Cheese Pairing at Newport Storm Brewery

7 p.m. – Sacred Ground: Newport Polo World Premiere at Jane Pickens Theater

8 p.m. – Barrel of Laughs Comedy Series at Newport Vineyards

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

8:30 p.m. – Boston’s Premier Top 40 Country Band: Walkin’ The Line at Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina

9:30 p.m. Newport Polo’s Official Premiere After Party at Forty 1 North

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Sunday, February 26th

9 a.m. – Green Eggs & Ham Brunch at Hibernians Club

12 p.m. – 5 p.m. – Newport Skating Center is open

1 p.m. – Beach Polo at Easton’s Beach

2 p.m. – I Am Not Your Negro at Jane Pickens Theater

3 p.m. – Sunday Bloody Sunday at O’brien’s Pub

4:30 p.m. – Lion at Jane Pickens Theater

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. – Rhody Beer & Cheese Pairing at Newport Storm Brewery

7 p.m. – 10 p.m. – Vanderbilt Grace Oscars Night 2017 at Vanderbilt Grille

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Newport Live Music & Entertainment Listings 

This information was provided to us by the venue or musicians, it is subject to change. Did we miss something or get something wrong? E-mail Ryan@whatsupnewp.com!

Friday

  • 7 p.m. – Live music  in the One Bellevue Lounge at Hotel Viking
  • 7 p.m. – Live music with John & Joanne at Jo’s American Bistro
  • 8 p.m. – Live improv comedy with The Bit Players at The Firehouse Theater
  • 8 p.m. – Live music with Kevin Hershin at The Wharf Pub
  • 8:30 p.m. – Live music at Newport Sportsmen’s Club
  • 9 p.m. – Live music at Buskers
  • 9 p.m. – Live music at Jimmy’s Saloon
  • 9 p.m. – Live music with Erika Van Pelt at Narragansett Cafe
  • 9 p.m. – Live music with The Z Boys at Pour Judgement
  • 9 p.m. – Live music with John Doe w/ Lenny Lashley, Bob Kendall at The Cafe at Parlor Newport
  • 10 p.m. – Live music with The HonkyTonk Knights at Midtown Oyster Bar
  • 10 p.m. – Karaoke at 10 p.m.
  • 10 p.m. – DJ & dancing in the Boom Boom Room at Clarke Cooke House
  • 10 p.m. – Live music with The Kulprits at Newport Blues Cafe
  • 10 p.m. – Live music with Blue Light Bandits at One Pelham East
  • 10 p.m. – Live music at Speakeasy
  • 10 p.m. – Live music at Tavern on Broadway

Saturday

  • 7 p.m. – 11 p.m. – Live music at One Bellevue at Hotel Viking
  • 7 p.m. – Live music with Steve Mortrude at Saltwater at Newport Harbor Hotel
  • 8 p.m. & 10 p.m. – Live improv comedy with The Bit Players at The Firehouse Theater
  • 8 p.m. – Live music with James Grande at The Wharf Pub
  • 8 p .m. – Live music with Brian Twohey at Buskers
  • 8 p.m. – Live music at The Cafe at Parlor Newport
  • 8:30 p.m. – Live music at Newport Sportsmen’s Club
  • 8:30 p.m. – Live music at Rusty’s
  • 9 p.m. – Live music at Jimmy’s Saloon
  • 9 p.m. – Live music with Take It To The Bridge at The Narragansett Cafe
  • 9 p.m. – Live music at Newport Grand Casino
  • 9 p.m. – Live music with Jason Cardinal at Pour Judgement
  • 10 p.m. – Live music with The C-Note Missionaries at Clarke Cooke House
  • 10 p.m. – Live music with Justin Pomfret at Midtown Oyster Bar
  • 10 p.m. – Live music  at Speakeasy
  • 10 p.m. – DJ C Gray at O’brien’s Pub
  • 10 p.m. – Live music at Newport Blues Cafe
  • 10 p.m. – Live music with Never In Vegas  at One Pelham East
  • 10 p.m. – Karaoke at Celtica
  • 10 p.m. – Live music at Tavern on Broadway

Sunday

  • 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. – Live music with Alan Bernstein and friends at The Fifth Element
  • 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. – Live music with Bobby Ferreira at Clarke Cooke House
  • 1 p.m. – Live music at Narragansett Cafe
  • 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. – Live music with Harpist Arilyn Mitchell at One Bellevue at Hotel Viking
  • 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. – Live music with Justin Pomfret at Midtown Oyster Bar
  • 5:30 p.m. – Live music with Alan Bernstein and friends at Jo’s American Bistro
  • 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. – Irish Session at Fastnet Pub
  • 8:30 p.m. – Live music with Stu Sinclair at Speakeasy
  • 9 p.m. – Live music with Los Duderinos at Pour Judgement

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).