Discover all that’s happening, new and to do this weekend in and around Newport.

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Friday, August 18th

12:30 pm – Ida Lewis Distance Race

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

6:30 pm – Movie night – featuring Maltese Falcon! at Emmanuel Church

6:30 pm – Rosé Soireé at Forty 1 North


8 pm – Alive! at The Salvation Army Hall

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

Saturday, August 19th

9 am to 1 pm – Middletown Aquidneck Growers Market at Newport Vineyards

9 am – Newport Yoga Class at Hotel Viking

10 am – Newport SUP Cup at Newport Shipyard

10 am – Guided Hike at Ballard Park

11 am – Spring Forth: A Walking Tour of Newport’s Colonial Origins at Brick Market Museum & Shop

12 pm – Newport Rugby Old Boy Young Boy Match at Joseph “Jay” Kirwin Rugby Pitch

1 pm – Annual reading of George Washington’s historic letter at Touro Synagogue

2 pm, 4:45 pm & 7:30 pm – MAUDIE at Jane Pickens Theater

2 pm – Mixology Masterclass at Vanderbilt Grace

5 pm – Newport Polo Series – USA Vs. Jamaica at Newport International Polo Grounds

6:30 pm – Charcuterie At The Brewery at Newport Storm Brewery

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

Sunday, August 20th

10 am – Fitness in the Park at Miantonomi Park

11 am to 2 pm – Miantonomi Exploration Days at Miantonomi Tower

11 am to 3 pm – Colonial Jewish Burying Ground Open at Touro Burying Ground

12 pm – Worcester MMA hosts 3rd Annual Beach Brawl Open Mat & BBQ at Easton’s Beach

2 pm, 4:45 pm & 7:30 pm – MAUDIE at Jane Pickens Theater

3 pm to 6 pm – NIMFest Concert Series presents Debra Mann Trio, Jon Monllos Band at King Park

5 pm – Sunday Benefit Polo: Shelterbox USA at Newport International Polo Grounds

6 pm – Unite to Pray Against Hatred at Newport City Hall

6 pm – BabySteps Benefit at Chinese Tea House

6:30 pm – An Evening of Sacred Song at St. Mary’s Church

Ryan Belmore is the 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.

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In 2020, Belmore was named Member of the Year by LION and won the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County's Dominque Award.
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