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

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Monday, August 14th

4:45 pm & 7:30 pm – AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL: TRUTH TO POWER at Jane Pickens Theater

5 pm – Mt. Gay Mondays at Plumby’s 

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

Tuesday, August 15th

2:30 pm to 6 pm – Newport Farmers Market at Claiborne Pell Elementary School

4:15 pm – Sails and Ales with Newport Storm with Sightsailing of Newport

4:45 pm & 7:30 pm – AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL: TRUTH TO POWER at Jane Pickens Theater

5 pm – Senate District 13 Candidate Forum on AM 1540 WADK

5 pm – Local Food Fest – SOLD OUT at Castle Hill Inn

6 pm – Newport Recreation Department Summer 2017 Performances at Easton’s Beach

7 pm – Harpoon Brewery Tap Takeover at Plumby’s 

Wednesday, August 16th

11 am – The Peter & Eaddo Kiernan Lecture at Rosecliff

2 pm to 6 pm – Newport Aquidneck Growers Market on Memorial Blvd.

4:45 pm & 7:30 pm – AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL: TRUTH TO POWER at Jane Pickens Theater

5 pm – Lobster Boil & Sunset Sail at Regatta Place

5 pm – Flight Night at Brix Restaurant at Newport Vineyards

5 pm – Fireside Evening Music Series: Malerie Day at Newport Vineyards

5:30 pm – Chenonceaux: Chateau of the Ladies at Redwood Library

6 pm – Spirits & Stogies at Hotel Viking

6:30 pm – Fermentation Class at Forty 1 North

7 pm – Family Friendly Funnies at The Firehouse Theater

8 pm – The Birds – Movies on the Rocks at Ballard Park

Thursday, August 17th

11 am – Thursdays in the Garden – Children’s Educational Programs at Green Animals – Seed Saving: A Collaborative Act of Preservation

12  pm – Read / Eat / Chat at Newport Art Museum

1 pm – Geocaching at Ballard Park

3 pm to 7 pm –ETTA + BILLIE WALK IN WORKSHOP at Kristen Coates

4:30 pm – Third Thursday Theater Spotlight on Programming at the Opera House Theater Offices

4:45 pm & 7:30 pm – AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL: TRUTH TO POWER at Jane Pickens Theater

5 pm – Music On The Porch: The Elderly Brothers at The Eisenhower House

5:30 pm – Potluck Supper – Featuring Mexican food! at Emmanuel Church

5:30 pm – A Culture of Corruption: The Apothecary’s at Newport Historical Society

5:55 pm – Restless Creature: Wendy Whelan – newportFILM Outdoors 8/17! at Rosecliff Lawn

6 pm – Newport Recreation Department Summer 2017 Performances at Easton’s Beach

6 pm – Navy Band Northeast Ensemble at SMCDS

6 pm – Alumni Concert at SMCDS

7 pm – Film Screening: One Big Home at Jamestown Arts Center

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

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

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