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

Monday, April 2

4:45 pm & 7:30 pm – The Death of Stalin at Jane Pickens Theater

5 pm – Book Club “If Jane Should Want to be Sold” at Museum of Newport History

Tuesday, April 3

4:45 pm & 7:30 pm – The Death of Stalin at Jane Pickens Theater

6 pm – Open Meeting at Newport Public Library

7 pm – Lecture- The New Cold War at Bazarsky Lecture Hall 

Wednesday, April 4

3:45 pm – The Death of Stalin at Jane Pickens Theater

6 pm – Conversations with Middletown School Committee – 2018/19 Budget at Forest Avenue School

6:30 pm – Casablanca at Jane Pickens Theater

Thursday, April 5

8 am – 2018 Newport County Legislative Forum

12 pm – Naval War College Museum “8 Bells” Lecture Series: “U-boat Assau at Seamen’s Church Institute 

3:45 pm – The Death of Stalin at Jane Pickens Theater

5:30 pm – Grappling with Legacy at Emmanuel Church 

5:30 pm – Green Drinks Newport at Newport Shipyard 

6 pm – Swing Into Spring to benefit the MLK Community Center at The Atlantic Resort

6:30 pm – Isle of Dogs Newport Opening with Potter League at Jane Pickens Theater

8 pm – Tell Newport: Deserved at The Firehouse Theater

Friday, April 6

1 pm – Greater Newport WORKS at CCRI Newport

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

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

Saturday, April 7

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

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

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.