Discover all that’s happening, new, and to do in and around Newport, Rhode Island this week and weekend!


Cruise Ship Schedule – This Week

  • Tuesday – American Constitution (Capacity: 100 passengers)
  • Thursday – American Star (Capacity: 100 passengers)

City Government Calendar – This Week

  • Tuesday – Family Night Concert at Easton’s Beach at 6 pm
  • Tuesday – Newport School Committee Special Meeting at 5 pm
  • Tuesday – Newport School Committee Regular Meeting at 6:30 pm
  • Wednesday – City Council Meeting at City Hall at 6:30 pm
  • Thursday – City Council & School Committee Workshop at City Hall at 6 pm
  • Sunday – NIMFEST Concert at King Park at 3 pm

Fireworks Schedule – This Week

  • Friday, August 16th: An application has been filed for a private fireworks display for a wedding at Belle Mer. City Council will vote on the application on August 14th. The barge for the fireworks will be off of Belle Mer and will be a six minute display beginning at 9:15 pm. (This story will be updated after the City Council meeting).
  • Saturday, August 17th: A private fireworks event at Hammersmith Farm. The 14-minute display will take place from 9:45 pm – 9:59 pm (approved by Newport City Council on July 10th) .

Monday, August 12th

Phase II of Newport Pell Bridge Road Deck Project begins today

Things To Do

Live Music & Entertainment

  • Elks Lodge – Open Mic from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
  • Fastnet Pub – The Ubiquitones at 9:30 pm
  • Fifth Element – The Groove Merchants at 7 pm
  • Firehouse Theater – Laughter For Locals presented by What’sUpNewp at 8 pm
  • Jane Pickens Theater –  The Farewell at 4:45 pm & 7:30 pm
  • Landing – Jordan Snow at 4:30 pm, Timmy Smith at 8 pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar – The Yacht Club Rejects at 9 pm
  • Newport Playhouse – Funny Money at 11 am
  • One Pelham East – Bruce Jacques at 10 pm
  • Perro Salado- Julio Amaro from 6 pm to 10 pm
  • Safari Room at Ocean Cliff – Live music from 1 pm to 4 pm

Tuesday, August 13th

Things To Do

Live Music & Entertainment

  • Gas Lamp Grille- Karaoke at 10 pm
  • Jane Pickens Theater – The Farewell at 4:45 pm & 7:30 pm
  • Landing – Adam Hanna at 4:30 pm, John Erikson at 8 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe – Trivia at 7 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe – Groovin’ You at 10 pm
  • Newport Playhouse – Funny Money at 11 am
  • O’brien’s Pub – Trivia at 8 pm
  • One Pelham East – Stu Sinclair at 10 pm

Wednesday, August 14th

Preview: Agenda for Newport City Council’s Regular Council Meeting on August 14th

Things To Do

Entertainment & Live Music

  • Buskers Irish Pub – Open Mic at 9 pm
  • Fastnet Pub – Trivia at 9 pm
  • Firehouse Theater – Family Friendly Funnies with The Bit Players at 7 pm
  • Jane Pickens Theater – The Farewell at 4:45 pm & 7:30 pm
  • Landing –Jordan Snow at 4:30 pm, Jim Devlin at 8 pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar – The C-Note Missionaries at 9:30 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe – WheelHowes Trio at 8 pm
  • Newport Playhouse – Funny Money at 11 am
  • Newport Vineyards– Le Mechante et le Connard from 5 pm to 9 pm
  • Norey’s –Live music at 8:30 pm
  • One Pelham East – DJ Nook at 10 pm
  • Parlor Newport – Open Mic at 8 pm
  • Sardella’s – Dick Lupino and friends at 8:30 pm

Thursday, August 15th

Music At The Fort: The Ravers, Ben O’Connor performing at Fort Adams this month

Things To Do

Live Music & Entertainment

  • Antonio’s Pizza – Trivia at 8 pm
  • Celtica – Trivia at 9 pm
  • Firehouse Theater – Noah Paon Presents: F L O A T (with Kid Rizzy & Aristides) at 6 pm
  • Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina –Julio Amaro Duo at Pineapple Club from 6 pm to 9 pm
  • Jane Pickens Theater –  The Farewell at 4:45 pm & 7:30 pm
  • Landing – Adam Hanna at 4:30 pm, Timmy Smith at 8:30 pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar– John Erikson at 9 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe – Felix Brown Band at 10 pm
  • Norey’s – Jazz Night at 7:30 pm
  • One Pelham East: Clique at 10 pm
  • Parlor – DJ Abby Duren at 9 pm
  • Perro Salado – The C-Note Missionaries at 10 pm
  • Pour Judgement – Bartholomew & Flammand at 9 pm
  • Speakeasy Bar & Grill– Live muisc at 9 pm
  • Valley Inn Restaurant – Open Mic from 7 pm to 10 pm

Friday, August 16th

15th Annual Ida Lewis Distance Race starts Friday off Fort Adams

Things To Do

Live Music & Entertainment

  • Buskers Irish Pub – Live music at 9 pm
  • Celtica – Karaoke at 10 pm
  • Clarke Cooke House – DJ in the Boom Boom Room at 9 pm
  • Firehouse Theater – The Bit Players at 8 pm
  • Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina– Yacht Club Rejects at Pineapple Club from 6 pm to 9 pm
  • Hotel Viking – Back to the 80’s Night at Top of Newport at 7:30 pm
  • Jane Pickens Theater – Where Did You Go Bernadette at 3:45 pm & 8:15 pm, Maiden at 6 pm
  • Jo’s Bistro – John & Joanne from 7 pm to 10 pm
  • La Forge Restaurant – Dave Manuel at 7 pm
  • Landing – J at 1 pm, Sean Rivers at 4:30 pm, DJ Roux at 8 pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar – Sean Rivers at 9:30 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe – Bar Fly at 9 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe – Get Lucky at 9 pm
  • Newport Playhouse – Funny Money at 6 pm
  • O’brien’s Pub – John Erikson from 4 pm – 7 pm
  • One Pelham East – Clique at 10 pm, Dueling Pianos at Top Of Pelham at 9 pm
  • Parlor Newport – The Naticks at 9:30 pm
  • Pour Judgement – DJ J-wall at 9 pm
  • Rusty’s – Parts Unknown Band at 8 pm
  • Saltwater at Newport Harbor Hotel – Roots Reaction from 7 pm to 10 pm
  • Speakeasy Bar & Grill – Straight Outta Rehab at 10 pm
  • Surf Club: Outcry at 9 pm
  • Tiverton Casino Hotel –Billy Harpin Band at 6 pm, DJ at 9 pm
  • Top of Pelham – Dueling Pianos at 9 pm
  • Wharf Pub – Live music at 8:30 pm
  • Zelda’s Newport – Dave Alves at 9 pm

Saturday, August 17th

Clear The Shelters: Potter League For Animals to host pet adoption drive on August 17th

Paddle For Access: Clean Ocean Access will host annual stand-up paddle board event on Saturday

Today In Newport History: August 17, 1790 – George Washington Arrives In Newport

Things To Do

Live Music & Entertainment

  • @ The Deck – Sean Rivers at 3 pm
  • Atlantic Resort – Phenix Ave at 4 pm
  • Buskers Irish Pub – Brian Twohey at 9 pm
  • Celtica – Karaoke at 10 pm
  • Clarke Cooke House – DJ in the Boom Boom Room at 9 pm
  • Dockside – Live music with Chopville and Never In Vegas at 10 pm
  • Firehouse Theater – The Bit Players at 8 pm
  • Grace Vanderbilt – Kristine on piano at 6 pm
  • Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina – The C-Note Missionaries at The Pineapple Club from 6 pm to 9 pm
  • Jane Pickens Theater –  Where Did You Go Bernadette at 3:45 pm & 8:15 pm, Maiden at 1:30 pm & 6 pm
  • King Park – Waterfront Concert Series- Cajun and Swing from 3 pm to 6 pm
  • La Forge Restaurant – Dave Manuel at 7 pm
  • Landing – The Honky Tonk Knights from 1 pm to 4 pm, Timmy Smith from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm, Straight Outta Rehab from 8 pm to 12 am
  • Long Wharf Mall – Amy Kucharik & Friends With Benefits – Newport at 1 pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar – Live music at 9 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe – The Senders at 9 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe –Take It To The Bridge at 9 pm
  • Newport Playhouse – Funny Money at 6 pm
  • Newport Vineyards – Live Music Series ft. The Stupid Robots from 1 pm to 4 pm
  • One Pelham East – The Jeff Rosen Band at 10 pm
  • Parlor Newport –Live music at 9 pm
  • Pour Judgement – Pickin Pear at 9 pm
  • Saltwater at Newport Harbor Hotel – Anamcara from 7 pm to 10 pm
  • Speakeasy Bar & Grille – Live music at 10 pm
  • Surf Club – Sean Rivers at 9 pm
  • Tiverton Casino Hotel – Wicked Acoustic at 7 pm, DJ at 9 pm
  • Zelda’s – Live music from 9 pm to 12 am

Sunday, August 18th

The Great Gatsby Movie Experience returns to Jane Pickens Theater on August 4th and 18th

Things To Do

Live Music & Entertainment

  • @ The Deck – Sean Rivers at 12 pm
  • Atlantic Resort – Mac Chrupcala Jazz Series at 3 pm
  • Clarke Cooke House – Bobby Ferreira at 12:30 pm
  • Diego’s Barrio & Cantina  – Karaoke at 7 pm
  • Fastnet Pub – Irish Sessions at 6 pm
  • Fifth Element – Live music at 12 pm
  • Gas Lamp Grille – Rick Hamel at 9 pm
  • Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina – DJ Nook at Pineapple Club from 1 pm to 6 pm, Badfish at the Pineapple Club from 6 pm to 9 pm
  • Hibernian Hall – Spare Change at 6 pm
  • Jane Pickens Theater –  The Great Gatsby Movie Experience at 10:30 am, Where Did You Go Bernadette at 3:45 pm & 8:15 pm, Maiden at 1:30 pm & 6 pm
  • Jo’s Bistro –The Playboys at 5:30 pm
  • King Park – NIMFest Presents the Felix Brown Band from 3 pm to 6 pm
  • Landing – Nick Sprovoiero from 1 pm to 4 pm, Jim Devlin at 4:30 pm, Dave Alves at 8 pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar – Live music from 4 pm to 7 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe – Stand-Up Sunday at 7 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe – Ryan Hartt & The Blue Hearts from 4 pm to 7 pm
  • Newport Playhouse – Funny Money at 11 am, Bring Your Own Improv at 6 pm
  • Newport Vineyards –Live Music Series ft. Dan Blakeslee from 1 pm to 4 pm
  • One Pelham East – Hit Play Band at 9 pm
  • Pour Judgment – Los Duderinos at 9 pm
  • Safari Room – Live Music at Safari Room w/ Mel at 1 pm
  • Speakeasy Bar & Grille: Dave Alves at 9 pm
  • Surf Club – Rick Hamel outside at 4 pm
  • The Port – John Erikson from 3 pm to 7 pm

Monday, August 19th

Today In Newport History: August 19, 1991 – Hurricane Bob Makes Landfall Over Newport

Things To Do

Live Music & Entertainment

  • Elks Lodge – Open Mic from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
  • Fastnet Pub – The Ubiquitones at 9:30 pm
  • Fifth Element – The Groove Merchants at 7 pm
  • Firehouse Theater – Laughter For Locals presented by What’sUpNewp at 8 pm
  • Jane Pickens Theater –  Where Did You Go Bernadette at 3:45 pm & 8:15 pm, Maiden at 6 pm
  • Landing – Sam James at 4:30 pm, Timmy Smith at 8 pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar – The Yacht Club Rejects at 9 pm
  • Newport Playhouse – Funny Money at 11 am
  • One Pelham East – Bruce Jacques at 10 pm
  • Perro Salado- Julio Amaro from 6 pm to 10 pm
  • Safari Room at Ocean Cliff – Live music from 1 pm to 4 pm

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Ryan M. Belmore is the Owner & Publisher of What's Up Newp. Ryan is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers and serves on the Board of Directors for Fort Adams Trust and Lucy's Hearth. Send questions, tips, and story ideas to Ryan@whatsupnewp.com.