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.newportinterfestival.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 17th

10am – 8pm – Winter Festival Blue Flag Sale Days at Bowen’s Wharf

1pm – Oscar Shorts 2017 – Live Action at Jane Pickens Theater

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

4:15 pm – Oscar Shorts 2017 – Live Action at Jane Pickens Theater

5pm – 11pm – Newport Skating Center is open

5:30pm – First of the 2017 Opera House Theater Soirees at Salvation Cafe

7pm – Fences at Jane Pickens Theater

7pm – Wineterfest Speakeasy Soiree at Newport Vineyards

7pm – Evening with The Raptors at Norman Bird Sanctuary

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

Saturday, February 18th

10am – Festival of the Arts! at Newport Marriott

10am – 1pm – Colonial Food for Thought: A Newport Eats Living History Event at The Colony House

11am – The 22nd Annual Chili Cook-Off at Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina

11am – 4pm – 15th Annual Newport Bridal Show at Rosecliff

12pm – 5pm – 21st Annual WINEterfest at Newport Vineyards

12pm – Oscar Shorts 2017 – Animation at Jane Pickens Theater

1:45pm – Fences at Jane Pickens Theater

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

4:30pm – Oscar Shorts 2017 – Animation at Jane Pickens Theater

5pm – Dinner & A Movie – Frozen at Hotel Viking

6pm – Hedges Winery – Viking Wine Festival at Hotel Viking

6:30pm – 7:30pm – Newport Storm Beer and Cheese Pairing at Newport Storm Brewery

7pm – Distance Between Dreams – East Coast Premiere at Jane Pickens Theater (Sold Out!)

7pm – 2017 Newport Rugby Club’s Annual Awards Banquet at LaForge Restaurant

Sunday, February 19th

11:30 a.m. – 4pm. – Children’s Fair Co-Sponsored by Webster’s Bank at Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina

12pm – 5pm – 21st Annual WINEterfest at Newport Vineyards

1pm – Oscar Shorts 2017 – Live Action at Jane Pickens Theater

3pm – 6pm – Sunday Bloody Sunday at Jimmy’s Saloon

4:15pm – Oscar Shorts 2017 – Live Action at Jane Pickens Theater

7pm – Fences at Jane Pickens Theater


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 Mark Gorman 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 with ARA/ D-Stank/ Melissa Chaplin/ Drone Dolo at Jimmy’s Saloon
  • 9 p.m. – Live music with Heavy Rescue Band at Narragansett Cafe
  • 9 p.m. – Live music with Quahog Allstars at Pour Judgement
  • 9 p.m. – Live music with Dark City Agent & beardthug at The Cafe at Parlor Newport
  • 10 p.m. – Live music with Sean Rivers 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 Sybil Disobedience at Newport Blues Cafe
  • 10 p.m. – Live music with Love Sounds 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 John Erikson 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 Sportsemen’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 Steve Smith & The Nakeds at The Narragansett Cafe
  • 9 p.m. – Live music with Dirty Deeds at Newport Grand Casino
  • 9 p.m. – Live music with Cannibal Ramblers at Pour Judgement
  • 10 p.m. – Live music with Steve Cirelli at Clarke Cooke House
  • 10 p.m. – Live music 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 with Rugburn at Newport Blues Cafe
  • 10 p.m. – Live music  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 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 with Joe Moss Band 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 at Midtown Oyster Bar
  • 5:30 p.m. – Live music with Anamcara 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

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