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

Friday, May 4th

3:30 pm, 5:45 pm, & 8 pm – Tully at Jane Pickens Theater

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

7 pm – 3rd Annual Old School Prom at The Atlantic Resort

7 pm – French Movie Night at Salve Regina University

7 pm – Open Rehearsal – May 4th at Island Moving Company

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

Saturday, May 5th

9 am – NERFU Cup at Fort Adams 

9 am – AARP Shred Fest 2018 at Edward King House 

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

10 am – Newport Great Strides at Brenton Point State Park

12 pm to 5 pm – 16th Annual Spring Celebration at Newport Vineyards

12 pm – Cinco de Mayo Celebration at Top of Newport

1 pm – Survivors of Malmedy: December 1944 at Jane Pickens Theater

2 pm – Farm-To-Farm Bike Ride

2:30 pm – Kentucky Derby at Hotel Viking

2:30 pm – Cinco de Simmons at Salvation! at Salvation Cafe 

3:30 pm, 5:45 pm, & 8 pm – Tully at Jane Pickens Theater

4 pm – 2nd Annual Kentucky Derby Party To Benefit RhodySquash & The Newport County YMCA at Eisenhower House

5 pm – Star Kids Annual Spring Event at Ochre Court 

7 pm – 80’s Dance Party Fun(d)raiser for Sea Rose Montessori at Easton’s Beach

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

8:30 pm – Sky Gazing at Ballard  Park

Sunday, May 6th

7:30 am – 36th Annual Birds & Breakfast at Norman Bird Sanctuary

10 am – Gardening with the Masters at Prescott Farm

11 am – Exit Laughing at Newport Playhouse

11:30 am – National Police Parade on Aquidneck Island

1 pm – Weekend Music Series: Tom Burgess at Newport Vineyards

1 pm, 3 pm, & 5:15 pm – Tully at Jane Pickens Theater

2 pm – New Discoveries in Newport Furniture at Newport Art Museum

4 pm – Judah Touro Lecture Series presents Esther “Queen of the Conversas”  at Touro Synagogue

6 pm – Wine Tasting for a Cause at OceanCliff Hotel

7:30 pm – Royal Ballet: Bernstein Centenary at Jane Pickens 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 -

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.