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

Friday, February 23rd

Feb. 16 – 25 – Newport Winter Festival

Feb. 16 – 25  – Newport Burger Bender

3 pm to 9 pm – Polar Pineapples at Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina

3 pm to 11 pm – Newport Skating Center Open

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

6 pm to 9 pm – 13th Annual Illuminated Garden at Ballard Park

7 pm to 11 pm – Una Noche Para Puerto Rico at Newport Vineyards

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

8:30 pm – Winter Festival Comedy Show at Gurney’s Resort & Marina

Saturday, February 24th 

Feb. 16 – 25 – Newport Winter Festival

Feb. 16 – 25  – Newport Burger Bender

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

10 am – COLONIAL CAREER FAIR: A LIVING HISTORY EVENT at Newport Colony House

10 am to 2 pm – School’s Out Exhibition at Jamestown Arts Center

10 am to 9 pm – Newport Skating Center Open

11:30 am – 1st Annual Mac & Cheese Smackdown! at Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina

12 pm to 2 pm – Second Beach Clean Up at Sachuest Beach

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

3 pm to 9 pm – Polar Pineapples at Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina

4 pm – All You Can Eat Seafood Winterfest at La Forge Restaurant  

6 pm to 9 pm – 13th Annual Illuminated Garden at Ballard Park

6:30 pm – Rhody Beer & Cheese Pairings at Newport Storm Brewery 

6 pm – Winter Festival Movie Night at Hotel Viking

8 pm – Barrel of Laughs Comedy Show at Newport Vineyards

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

8:30 pm – The Eagles Experience at Newport Marriott

Sunday, February 25th

Feb. 16 – 25 – Newport Winter Festival

Feb. 16 – 25  – Newport Burger Bender

11 am – Jazz Brunch at Hotel Viking

12 pm to 5 pm –  Newport Skating Center Open

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

3 pm to 6 pm – A Benefit for Kevin Sheekey & Family at Hibernian Hall

4 pm – Fire and Ice Bar Special w/ Devil’s Purse at Hotel Viking

4 pm – French Film Festival at Salve Regina University

5:30 pm – Rhody Beer & Cheese Pairings at Newport Storm Brewery

6:30 pm – Choral Vespers at St. Mary’s Church

7:30 pm – Concert For George at Jane Pickens Theater

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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.

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