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

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

10 am – Hoods Up at Newport Car Museum

1 pm to 4 pm – Weekend Music Series Presents The Bucks Band at Newport Vineyards

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 – Historic Chuckwagon Fundraiser Cookout at Cloverbud Ranch

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

Sunday, August 12th

WET PAINT at Newport Art Museum

The Official Draken Experience at Bowen’s Wharf

8 am – Free Guided Bird Walk at Norman Bird Sanctuary

10 am – Chasing Summer – Race For Chase Triathlon – at Fort Adams State Park

10:30 am – Great Gatsby Movie Experience at Jane Pickens Theater

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

11 am to 2 pm – Free tours of Miantonomi Tower

1 pm to 4 pm – Weekend Music Series presents Briana White at Newport Vineyards

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

3 pm to 6 pm – NIMFEST presents Joe Colpitt, The Playboys at Kign Park

6 pm – A Tribute to Sinatra & Peggy Lee by The Hal McIntyre Orchestra at Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Restaurant

6:30 pm – Jamestown Summer Concert Series presents Greg Abate at East Ferry Memorial Square

7 pm – Lecture with Draken’s Captain, Capt. Björn Ahlande at The Seamen’s Church Institute

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Ryan Belmore has been the Owner & Publisher of What's Up Newp since 2012. He also currently works for Mountain News, where he serves as Senior Editor - North America for OnTheSnow. He previously worked for the New England Patriots and American Cancer Society. He currently serves as Vice President of Fort Adams Trust and is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers and North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA).