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

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Friday, September 29th

4 pm – Annual Pumpkin Regatta at Newport Shipyard

4:30 pm & 7:30 pm – Battle Of The Sexes at Jane Pickens Theater

4:30 pm – WWI Baseball at Cardines Field

5 pm – Fall Exhibitions Opening Reception at Newport Art Museum

5 pm- Newport Photo Guild members’ Annual Show at Newport Art Museum

5 pm – Newport Harbor Trash Skimmer Tour

6 pm – Opening Reception PAG Members Jury Members Art Show at Guild Gallery

6 pm – Self Help at Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Restaurant

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

Saturday, September 30th

8 am – Cars & Coffee at Marble House

9 am – Middletown Aquidneck Growers Market at Newport Vineyards

9 am – Newport Yoga Class at Hotel Viking

10 am to 5 pm – Norman Bird Sanctuary Harvest Fair at Norman Bird Sanctuary

12 pm – SRU vs. BU: Breast Cancer Awareness Match at Fort Adams

1 pm – Rethinking Whitehorne: Community Open House

2 pm 4:30 pm & 7:30 pm – Battle Of The Sexes at Jane Pickens Theater

2 pm – Italian Ancestors of Today’s Newporters at Edward King House

4 pm – Newport Polo Series – Finals at Newport International Polo Grounds

4 pm – Sip n’ Splatterday at Jimmy’s Saloon

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

10 pm – Fall Festival Weekend – Late Night Reception at Ochre Court

Sunday, October 1

10 am to 5 pm – Norman Bird Sanctuary Harvest Fair at Norman Bird Sanctuary

11 am – Fall Frolic at Channing Memorial Church

2 pm 4:30 pm & 7:30 pm – Battle Of The Sexes at Jane Pickens Theater

2 pm – Newport String Project Season Opening Concert at Newport Art Museum

5 pm – A Blessing of the Animals at Emmanuel Church

You Might Also Like – Live music and entertainment listings: Sept. 29 – Oct. 1

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