Newport Art Museum
Newport Art Museum will once again participate in Newport Gallery Night (Photo via Newport Art Museum)

Discover all that’s happening and to do in and around Newport this week, March 5th – 10th, 2018.

Of Note – Spring Newport Restaurant Week is now underway until March 11th. Newport Restaurant Week is the best time to check out restaurants in Newport and Bristol Counties with over 50 participating restaurants and fixed-price menus. Occurring every spring and fall, it’s your chance to enjoy an amazing three-course meal at restaurants for a $16 lunch or $35 dinner price! Details

Monday, March 5th

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

5 pm – Brick Market Book Club: Craeft by Alexander Langlands at Museum of Newport History at the Brick Market

5:30 pm –  City of Newport Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Commission meeting at Newport Public Library

6:30 pm – City of Newport Planning Board Meeting at Newport City Hall

7:30 pm – Darkest Hour at Jane Pickens Theater

Tuesday, March 6th

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

6 pm – Clean Ocean Access hosts Open Meeting at Newport Public Library

6:30 pm – Community Lecture Series: Family Wellness at The Pennfield School

7:30 pm – Darkest Hour at Jane Pickens Theater

Wednesday, March 7th

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

5 pm – Grant Workshop- Portsmouth at Common Fence Point Music Hall

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

7 pm – Lecture- Is There a Trump Doctrine in U.S. Foreign Policy? at Bazarsky Lecture Hall

7:30 pm – Darkest Hour at Jane Pickens Theater

Thursday, March 8th

1 pm – Pre-K Spring Story & Stroll at Norman Bird Sanctuary

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

4 pm to 8 pm – Can Release and Canned Food Drive! at Ragged Island Brewing Company

5 pm to 8 pm – March Newport Gallery Night

5 pm to 8 pm – Irish Eyes An Artistic Celebration of Irish Heritage at Spring Bull Gallery

5 pm to 8 pm – Art After Dark at Newport Art Museum

5:30 pm – Hidden Presence: God’s Little Acre And Beyond at Newport Historical Society

6 pm – Newport to Nashville at Newport Sportsmans Club

7 pm – The Weisstronauts with Hayley Thompson-King at Salvation Cafe

7 pm – LGBT+ Night at One Bellevue Restaurant

7:30 pm – What’sUpNewp and JPT present Fantastic Mr. Fox at Jane Pickens Theater

Friday, March 9th

6:30 pm – L’Orgue Mystique at St. Mary’s Church

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

Saturday, March 10th

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

9 am to 7 pm – TEDxNewport : Capsized at Jane Pickens Theater

10 am – RIVMA Low-Cost Rabies Clinic – Middletown, RI at Potter League For Animals

10 am & 1:30 pm – Trolley Tour of Irish Newport from Hibernian Hall

12 pm – Island Park Beach Cleanup with Clean Ocean Access

2 pm – Mixology Master Class at The Vanderbilt Grille

6 pm – Newport – Kinsale – Chefs Exchange Kickoff at Hibernian Hall

6 pm – Woodcock Walk at Norman Bird Sanctuary

6 pm – Island Moving Company’s Junior Company presents…. Connections & Conversations at Rogers High School

7:30 pm – newportFILM’s Studio 54 Night Friend-Raiser at Christie’s

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

8 pm – Traditions Festival at Common Fence Music

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Ryan Belmore is the Owner and 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.