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

Friday, April 6

1 pm – Greater Newport WORKS at CCRI Newport

4 pm – Seal Tours with Save The Bay

4:45 pm & 7:30 pm – Isle of Dogs at Jane Pickens Theater

6 pm – Exit Laughing at Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Restaurant

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

Saturday, April 7

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

1 pm & 2 pm – Seal Tours with Save The Bay

2:30 pm, 4:45 pm & 7:30 pm – Isle of Dogs at Jane Pickens Theater

6 pm – Exit Laughing at Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Restaurant

7:30 pm – 2018 Newport Night Run

8 pm – Barrel of Laughs Comedy Show: Adrienne Iapalucci at Newport Vineyards

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

Sunday, April 8

11 am – Exit Laughing at Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Restaurant

12 pm – Beach Cleanup at Fort Adams State Park

12 pm to 4 pm – Countdown to Volvo Ocean Race Newport Stopover Pep Rally at Fort Adams

1 pm & 2 pm – Seal Tours with Save The Bay

2 pm – 2018 Rhode Island Cup at Fort Adams

2:30 pm, 4:45 pm, & 7:30 pm –  Isle of Dogs at Jane Pickens Theater

3 pm — Piano Concert with Itay Goren at Redwood Library

5:30 pm – FoRIster Beer Launch Party Benefiting Bobby Forster at Newport Storm Brewery

5:30 pm – IMC’s 2018 Paris Raffle – Drawing at Stoneacre Brasserie

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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 - 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.

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 ryan@whatsupnewp.com and 401-662-1653.