things to do in newport, ri
Photo via Bowen's Wharf

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

Monday, September 11th

11 am – Busking at Bowen’s Wharf

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

Tuesday, September 12th

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

Wednesday, September 13th

10 am – Pre-K Fall Story & Stroll Series at Norman Bird Sanctuary

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

4:45 pm – Wind River at Jane Pickens Theater

5 pm to 9 pm – Flight Night at Brix Restaurant

5:30 pm to 7 pm – Malmaison: An Empress’s Paradise at Redwood Library

6 pm – Spirits & Stogies at Hotel Viking

6:30 pm – Fermentation Class at Forty 1 North

Thursday, September 14th

10 am to 6 pm – 47th Annual Newport International Boat Show at Newport Yachting Center

2 pm to 6 pm – City of Arboreta Tour

3:45 pm  – Wind River at Jane Pickens Theater

4 pm – These Walls Can Talk: Celebrating Doris Duke at Rough Point

5 pm – Art After Dark at Newport Art Museum

5 pm – Green Drinks Celebrates 10 Years at Fluke

7 pm – Newport to Nashville at Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Restaurant

8 pm – David Gilmour Live at Pompeii at Jane Pickens Theater

Friday, September 15th

10 am to 6 pm – 47th Annual Newport International Boat Show at Newport Yachting Center

10 am to 6 pm – Hall of Fame ITA Grass Court Invitational at International Tennis Hall Of Fame

4:45 pm – Maudie at Jane Pickens Theater

6 pm – Movie Night at Emmanuel Church

7 pm – September 15th Paranormal Investigation at Newport Artillery Company

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

8 pm – Alive!, a musical variety show, at Salvation Army Main Hall

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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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.

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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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