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

Sorry, this is coming out later than usual, we’ve been playing a lot of catch up following Newport Jazz Festival.

Tuesday, August 7th

11 am – No Tell Motel at Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Restaurant

11 am – Books on the Beach 2018 at OceanCliff Hotel

4:45 pm & 7:30 pm – Three Identical Strangers at Jane Pickens Theater

6 pm – Life at the Top: NY’s Most Exceptional Apartment Buildings at Rosecliff

6 pm – Family Night Concert Series at Easton’s Beach presents Black Tie Band

Wednesday, August 8th

4:45 pm & 7:30 pm – Three Identical Strangers at Jane Pickens Theater

5 pm to 8 pm – Fireside Wednesday Music presents Ethan Bates Orchestra at Newport Vineyards

5:15 pm – Yoga on the Dock! at Newport Shipyard

6 pm – Frosty Stout Release Party at Newport Craft Brewing & Distilling

6 pm – Spirits & Stogies at Hotel Viking

6:30 pm – Exploring Newport: Structures Society Song Sea and Sky at Channing Memorial Church

6:30 pm – August Speaker Series with Sheila McCurdy at Seamen’s Church Institute

7 pm – Family Friendly Funnies with The Bit Players at The Firehouse Theater

8 pm – Movies on the Rocks: Rocky at Ballard Park

Thursday, August 9th

WET PAINT at Newport Art Museum

11 am – No Tell Motel at Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Restaurant

11 am – Family Programs at the Rose Island Lighthouse

4:45 pm & 7:30 pm – Three Identical Strangers at Jane Pickens Theater

5 pm – Whitehorne House Museum Open House

6 pm – Newport To Nashville Songwriter Round at Newport Playhouse

6 pm – Children’s Night Performances at Easton’s Beach presents Keith Munslow

8:05 pm – Science Fair – newportFILM Outdoors 8/9 at Eisenhower House

Friday, August 10th

WET PAINT at Newport Art Museum

The Official Draken Experience at Bowen’s Wharf

4:30 pm & 7:30 pm – Blackkklansman at Jane Pickens Theater

5:30 pm – 5th Annual Newport Yacht Rendezvous at Newport Shipyard

6 pm – No Tell Motel at Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Restaurant

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

Saturday, August 11th

WET PAINT at Newport Art Museum

The Official Draken Experience at Bowen’s Wharf

7:30 am – 2018 Mt. Hope Bridge 5K  in Bristol

8:30 am to 12:30 pm – Middletown Aquidneck Growers’ Market at Newport Vineyards

9 am – Fortress of Nightmares Construction & Build Day at Fort Adams

9 am – 2018 International 420 Class General Assembly Meeting at Sail Newport

1 pm to 5 pm – Weekend Music Series presents The Playboys at Shops at Long Wharf

1:30 pm, 4:30 pm, 7:30 pm – Blackkklansman at Jane Pickens Theater

2 pm – Meet the Author: Brian Stinson at Newport Public Library

3 pm to 6 pm – Waterfront Concerts at King Park present Dynamic Duos

5 pm – Newport Polo International Series at Glen Farm

6 pm – No Tell Motel at Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Restaurant

6 pm – Rock the Docks 2018 Lobsterfest Fundraiser at Newport Shipyard

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

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