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/.

Monday, February 20th

11:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Children’s Fair at Gurney’s Newport Resort and Marina

1 p.m. – Oscar Shorts – Animation at Jane Pickens Theater

4:15 p.m. – Oscar Shorts – Live Action at Jane Pickens Theater

7 p.m. – Fences at Jane Pickens Theater

9 p.m. – Thomas Tew Cocktail Contest at The Revolving Door Restaurant

11 p.m. – Cocktail Wars at Gas Lamp Grille

Tuesday, February 21st

11 a.m. – Teddy Bear Tea, A Musical Celebration and Story Time at Newport Harbor Hotel & Marina

3 p.m. –  Fences at Jane Pickens Theater

5:45 p.m. – February: Vineyard Vinyasa Yoga at Newport Vineyards

6 p.m. – Samuel Adams Beer Dinner at The Mooring

6:30 p.m. – Historic District Commission Meeting at Newport City Hall

7 p.m. – newportFILM presents NALEDI at Jane Pickens Theater

Wednesday, February 22nd

5 p.m. – 9 p.m. – Flight Night at Brix Restaurant

5:30 p.m. – Oscar Shorts – Live Action at Jane Pickens Theater

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. – Neighborhood Stormwater Outreach at Newport Public Library

6 p.m. – Wild Game, Wine & Whiskey Dinner at Midtown Oyster Bar

6:30 p.m. – Fermentation Class: Region of Piedmont at Forty 1 North

6:30 p.m. – Newport City Council Meeting at Newport City Hall

7 p.m. – Family Friendly Funnies with The Bit Players at The Firehouse Theater

8 p.m. – Fences at Jane Pickens Theater

Thursday, February 23rd

10:30 a.m. – Musical Story Telling at Hotel Viking

5:30 p.m. – Oscar Shorts – Animation at Jane Pickens Theater

5:30 p.m. – The Rhode Island Food Strategy: Context & How It Relates to You at Newport Historical Society Resource Center

6 p.m. – Wine + Cheese Class at Newport Vineyards

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

6 p.m. – 9 p.m. – Backgammon Tournament at the Vanderbilt Grace

6 p.m. – Beer Tasting Ft. Magic Hat Brewery at Christie’s

8 p.m. – Annual Best Hot Drink Contest at Red Parrott Restaurant

8 p.m. – E.T. Party presented by What’sUpNewp at Jane Pickens Theater

Friday, February 24th

3pm – 9pm – Polar Pineapples at Gurney’s Newport Resort and Marina

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

8pm – Live improv comedy with The Bit Players at The Firehouse Theater


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! 

Monday

  • Diego’s: Trivia at 9:30 p.m.
  • Fastnet: Live music with The Ubiquitones from 10pm to 1am.
  • Jane Pickens Theater: see above
  • Midtown Oyster Bar: Live music with Yacht Club Rejects from 9pm to 1am.

Tuesday

  • Hotel Viking: Live music in the One Bellevue Lounge from 7pm-11pm.
  • Jane Pickens Theater: see above
  • O’Brien’s: Trivia at 8pm.
  • Wharf Pub: Open Mic at 8pm.

Wednesday

  • Buskers: Open mic night with Mike Warner from 9pm to 1am. No cover.
  • Fastnet: Pub Trivia at 9pm.
  • Hotel Viking: Live music in the One Bellevue Lounge from 7pm – 11pm.
  • Jane Pickens Theater: see above
  • Norey’s Star Restaurant: Live music at 9pm. No cover.
  • Perro Salado: Live music with The Z Boys at 10pm. No cover.
  • Sardella’s: Live Jazz music at 7:30pm. No cover.

Thursday

  • Celtica: Trivia at 9pm
  • Hotel Viking: Live music in the One Bellevue Lounge from 7pm – 11pm.
  • Jane Pickens Theater: see above
  • Jimmy’s Saloon: Open mic at 9pm.
  • Midtown Oyster Bar: Live music at 9pm.
  • Norey’s Star Restaurant: Live jazz music at 7:30pm. No cover.
  • Perro Salado: Live music with The C-Note Missionaires at 10pm. No cover.
  • Speakeasy: Live music at 9pm.
  • Wharf Pub: Bingo at 8pm.

Friday

  • Buskers: Live music from 9pm to 1am. No Cover.
  • Celtica: Karaoke at 10pm. No cover.
  • Clarke Cooke House: DJ & Dancing in the Boom Boom Room from 10pm to 1am. No cover.
  • Elks Club: Live music with The Playboys from 6:30pm – 10pm.
  • Firehouse Theater: Live improv comedy with The Bit Players at 8pm.
  • Hotel Viking: Live music in the One Bellevue Lounge from 7pm – 11pm.
  • Jane Pickens Theater: see above
  • Jimmy’s Saloon: Live music with at 9pm.
  • Jo’s Bistro: Live music with John & Joanne from 7pm to 10pm. No cover.
  • Midtown Oyster Bar: Live music at 10pm. No cover.
  • Newport Blues Cafe: Live music at 9pm.
  • One Pelham East: Live music at 9pm.
  • Parlor Bar & Kitchen: Live music at 9pm.
  • Speakeasy: Live music from 10pm to 1am. No cover.
  • Studio 3: Dueling Pianos at 7:30pm
  • Tavern On Broadway: Live Reggae music from 10pm to 1am. No cover.
  • Wharf Pub: Live music at 8:30pm. No cover.

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Ryan Belmore is the Owner & Publisher of What's Up Newp, LLC. Belmore has led What's Up Newp since December 2012. Belmore also serves as the Sr. Editor - North America for Mountain News - publisher of OnTheSnow. In his spare time, Belmore serves as the Vice President for the Board of Directors at Fort Adams Trust and serves on the Board of Directors at Lucy's Hearth. Belmore is also a member and supporter of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers. Send questions, tips, and story ideas to Ryan@whatsupnewp.com.