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

(scroll down for This Week in Newport Government)

Monday, February 26th

4:45 pm & 7:30 pm – Call Me By Your Name at Jane Pickens Theater

5 pm – Last Skate of the Season! at Newport Skating Center 

Tuesday, February 27th

10:30 am – Mornings at the Museum at Museum of Newport History

4 pm to 7 pm – The Preservation Society of Newport County is hosting a Job Fair

4:45 pm & 7:30 pm – Call Me By Your Name at Jane Pickens Theater

7 pm – French Film Festival at Salve Regina University 

Wednesday, February 28th

4:45 pm & 7:30 pm – Call Me By Your Name at Jane Pickens Theater

6 pm – Caleb & Broad’s Beer Dinner

Thursday, March 1st

12 pm to 1 pm – * Bells Lecture Series: Fighters Over The Fleet at Seamen’s Church Institute

4:45 pm & 7:30 pm – Call Me By Your Name at Jane Pickens Theater

6:30 pm – Volvo Ocean Race Newport Stopover Volunteer Summit at Newport Harbor Hotel

7 pm – Saving Snow at Channing Memorial Church 

8 pm – Extensions Dance Company presents Here/Now at Casino Theatre

 Friday, March 2nd

Newport Restaurant Week

2 pm – Oscar Shorts: Live Action at Jane Pickens Theater

4:45 pm – Call Me By Your Name at Jane Pickens Theater

6 pm – The 6th Annual JAC Lantern Parade at Jamestown Arts Center

7 pm – A Collection of Attitudes at Rosecliff

7 pm – Swanhurst Chorus presents its annual March Dinner Theater – Into the Woods at Fenner Hall

7:30 pm – Darkest Hour at Jane Pickens Theater

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

8 pm – Extensions Dance Company presents Here/Now at Casino Theatre

Saturday, March 3rd

Newport Restaurant Week

9 am to 12:30 pm – Aquidneck Growers Market at Newport Vineyards

12 pm – Brent Point Clean Up with Clean Ocean Access

2 pm – Oscar Shorts: Live Action at Jane Pickens Theater

4:30 pm – Mother Goose at Rosecliff

4:45 pm – Call Me By Your Name at Jane Pickens Theater

7 pm – A Collection of Attitudes at Rosecliff

7 pm – Swanhurst Chorus presents its annual March Dinner Theater – Into the Woods at Fenner Hall

7:30 pm – Darkest Hour at Jane Pickens Theater

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

8 pm – Extensions Dance Company presents Here/Now at Casino Theatre


This week in Newport Government…

  • 2/26 at 5 pm – School Committee) TAN Negotiations Subcommittee (Exec. Session)
  • 2/26 at 7 pm – Zoning Board Meeting
  • 2/27 at 6 pm – Tree and Open Space Commission
  • 2/27 at 6 pm – The State of the City, Newport, Rhode Island
  • 2/28 at 5 pm – (School Committee) NSC Finance Subcommittee
  • 2/28 at 6:30 pm – City Council Meeting
  • 3/1 at 5 pm – (School Committee) TAN Negotiation Subcommittee
  • 3/1 at 6 pm – RIDOT Public Workshop re Pell Bridge
  • 3/3 at 9 am – Legislative Workshop

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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.

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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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