Discover what’s happening, new and to do in and around Newport this week.

Monday, August 28th

4:45 pm & 7:30 pm – Wind River at Jane Pickens Theater

7:30 pm – Sucrée II: Seaside Garden Party at Rotunda Ballroom at Easton’s Beach

8 pm – Laughter For Locals with The Bit Players at The Firehouse Theater

Tuesday, August 29th

4:45 pm & 7:30 pm – Wind River at Jane Pickens Theater

5:30 pm – Summer Concert Series present Lois Vaughan at Sweet Berry Farm

Wednesday, August 30th

2 pm to 6 pm – Newport Aquidneck Growers Market on Memorial Boulevard

4:45 pm & 7:30 pm – Wind River at Jane Pickens Theater

5 pm – Fireside Evening Music Series: Silverteeth at Newport Vineyards

5 pm – Under Pressure: An Exhibition to Inspire for a Cleaner Ocean at Caleb & Broad

5:30 pm – Vaux-le-Vicomte: Classical Splendor at Redwood Library

6 pm – Spirits & Stogies at Top of Newport

6:30 pm – Sunset Yoga at Fort Adams

6:30 pm Fermentation Class: Burgundy at Forty 1 North

7 pm – Family Friendly Funnies with The Bit Players at The Firehouse Theater

Thursday, August 31st

11 am – Overdose Awareness Day-Beach Walk & Remembrance Ceremony at Easton’s Beach

4:45 pm & 7:30 pm – Wind River at Jane Pickens Theater

5 pm – 3rd Annual Jaws For A Cause at Easton’s Beach

5:30 pm – Concert on the Lawn at Vasco de Gama

6:30 pm – Mixology Class: 70’s at Christie’s

7:35 pm – newportFILM presents House of Z at OceanCliff

8 pm – “I Love…What’s His Name?” A Cabaret about Confusion in Love in the 21st Century at The Firehouse Theater

9 pm – East Coast Thrash Tour at Surf Club

Friday, September 1st

4:45 pm & 7:30 pm – Wind River at Jane Pickens Theater

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

8 pm – Alive! at the Salvation Army Hall

Audrain Automobile Museum Annual Gala at Ochre Court

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What'sUpNewp. 
Belmore has been involved with What’sUpNewp since shortly after its launch in 2012, proudly leading it to be named Best Local News Blog in Rhode Island by Rhode Island Monthly readers in 2018, 2019, and 2020 and an honorable mention in the Common Good Awards in 2021.

Born and raised in Rhode Island, Belmore graduated from Coventry High School and the Community College of Rhode Island. In addition to living in Newport for 10 years, he has lived in Portsmouth, Coventry, Providence, Smithfield, Burrillville, and East Greenwich.

Belmore currently serves as Vice President of the Board Of Directors for Fort Adams Trust and on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals. He previously served on the Board of Lucy's Hearth and the Arts & Cultural Alliance for Newport County.

Belmore and his wife, Jen, currently live in Alexandria, Virginia, a move they made in 2021. Read more about that here - https://whatsupnewp.com/2021/09/letter-from-the-publisher-some-personal-news/

Belmore visits Newport every couple of weeks to support the 12+ paid contributors What'sUpNewp has on the ground across Rhode Island, a place he called home for 39 years.

Belmore is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers, Society of Professional Journalists, and the North American Snowsports Journalists Association.

In 2020, Belmore was named Member of the Year by LION and won the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County's Dominque Award.
Belmore can be contacted at ryan@whatsupnewp.com and 401-662-1653.