Discover all that’s happening and to do in and around Newport this week, March 12th – 17th, 2018.

Check out Newport Storm Pint Nights this week, proceeds support the 62nd Annual Newport Saint Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday!

Monday, March 12th

1 pm – City of Newport City Council/School Committee Liaison Subcommittee

3:45 pm – The Shape of Water at Jane Pickens Theater

6:30 pm – City of Newport Planning Board Special Meeting

7:30 pm – Heal at Jane Pickens Theater

Tuesday, March 13th

4:45 pm – Faces Places at Jane Pickens Theater

5 pm – Woodford Reserve Manhattan Experience at Caleb & Broad

7:30 pm – The Shape of Water at Jane Pickens Theater

Wednesday, March 14th

3:45 pm – The Shape of Water at Jane Pickens Theater

4 pm – City of Newport Historic Cemetery Advisory Commission

5 pm – Teeling Irish Whiskey Tasting at Hotel Viking 

5 pm – City of Newport Newport Beach Commission 

6:30 pm – Fermentation Class: Burgundy at Forty 1 North 

6:30 pm – City of Newport City Council Meeting

7:30 pm – Aquidneck Community Table presents Wasted at Jane Pickens Theater

8 pm – The Wolfetones live at Hibernian Hall

10 pm – Cocktail Wars Newport Week 2 Sponsored by Thomas Tew Rum! at Gas Lamp Grille

Thursday, March 15th

1 pm – Resource Center Open House at Newport Historical Society 

4:45 pm – Faces Places at Jane Pickens Theater

5:30 pm – Newport Spring Site Findings at Newport Historical Society

6 pm – Lecture: The Natural World of Winnie-the-Pooh at Preservation Society of Newport County

7:30 pm – The Shape of Water at Jane Pickens Theater

Friday, March 16th

12 pm to 4 pm – What’sUpNewp Radio live broadcast at Midtown Oyster Bar at Midtown Oyster Bar

3:30 pm – Celebrating Ireland In Story and Song at Middletown Public Library

4 pm to 8 pm – 3rd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at Midtown Oyster Bar

4:30 pm – Molly’s Game at Jane Pickens Theater

5 pm to 8 pm – Fireside Live Music with Silverteeth at Newport Vineyards

6 pm – Big Daddy Award and Pre-Parade Party at Hibernian Hall

7:30 pm – The Post at Jane Pickens Theater

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

Saturday, March 17th

What’s happening at bars and restaurants before, during, and after the 2018 Newport Saint Patrick’s Day Parade

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.

Belmore and his wife, Jen, currently live in Alexandria, Virginia, a move they made in 2021. Read more about that here -

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.

Belmore is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers, Society of Professional Journalists, and the North American Snowsports Journalists Association.

In 2020, Belmore was named Member of the Year by LION and won the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County's Dominque Award.
Belmore can be contacted at and 401-662-1653.