What’s Up This Weekend: 35+ things to do in and around Newport

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Check out our rundown below for a look at all that’s happening, new, and to do in and around Newport this weekend – events, live music and more.

Weekend Weather Forecast

Friday – A chance of showers, mainly before 10am. Partly sunny, with a high near 77. North wind around 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Friday Night – Partly cloudy, with a low around 63. North wind 6 to 8 mph.

Saturday – Mostly sunny, with a high near 75. North wind around 10 mph.

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Saturday Night – Partly cloudy, with a low around 63. Northeast wind around 9 mph.

Sunday – A chance of rain after 8am. Partly sunny, with a high near 71. Northeast wind 11 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Sunday Night – A chance of rain after 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62. Northeast wind 11 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Friday, August 23rd

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
  • Diego’s Barrio Cantina – The Teldynes at 9 pm
  • Dockside – Brody Jenner at 9:30 pm
  • Firehouse Theater – The Bit Players at 8 pm
  • Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina– Charlie Marie from 6 pm to 9 pm
  • Jane Pickens Theater – Where’d You Go Bernadette? at 4:45 pm, Maiden at 7:30 pm
  • Jo’s Bistro – John & Joanne from 7 pm to 10 pm
  • La Forge Restaurant – Dave Manuel at 7 pm
  • Landing – John Erikson at 1 pm, Dave Alves at 4:30 pm, Traveling Wanna B’s at 8 pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar – The HonkyTonk Knights at 9:30 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe – Greg Hodde’s Blue Reign at 9 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe – 7 Day Weekend at 9 pm
  • Newport Playhouse – Funny Money at 6 pm
  • O’brien’s Pub – John Erikson from 4 pm – 7 pm
  • One Pelham East – Live music at 10 pm, Dueling Pianos at Top Of Pelham at 9 pm
  • Parlor Newport – The Naticks at 9:30 pm
  • Pour Judgement – La Merchante & Le Connard at 9 pm
  • Rusty’s – My Joe Called Life at 8 pm
  • Saltwater at Newport Harbor Hotel – GQ & The Lady from 7 pm to 10 pm
  • Speakeasy Bar & Grill – Straight Outta Rehab at 10 pm
  • Surf Club: Outcry at 9 pm
  • Tiverton Casino Hotel –Jennifer Tefft 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 – Steve Cerelli at 9 pm

Saturday, August 24th

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
  • Diego’s Barrio Cantina – Dopey Lopes w/Stubborn Hearts at Diego’s 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 – Comanchero at The Pineapple Club from 6 pm to 9 pm
  • Jane Pickens Theater –  Where’d You Go Bernadette? at 4:45 pm, Maiden at 7:30 pm
  • La Forge Restaurant – Dave Manuel at 7 pm
  • Landing – The Honky Tonk Knights from 1 pm to 4 pm, Jim Devlin from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm, Fire & Knives from 8 pm to 12 am
  • Long Wharf Mall – John & Joanne from 1 pm to 5 pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar – AM Station at 9 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe – Dirty 5 at 9 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe –Fast Times at 9 pm
  • Newport Dinner Train – The Playboys from 6 pm to 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 – Live music at 10 pm
  • Parlor Newport –It’s a HONEY of a Night at Parlor! at 9 pm
  • Pour Judgement – The Z-Boys at 9 pm
  • Saltwater at Newport Harbor Hotel – Steven Mortrude from 7 pm to 10 pm
  • Speakeasy Bar & Grille – Live music at 10 pm
  • Surf Club – Dave Alves at 9 pm
  • The Port – John Erikson at 7 pm
  • Tiverton Casino Hotel – Mike Tarara at 6 pm, DJ at 9 pm
  • Zelda’s – Live music from 9 pm to 12 am

Sunday, August 25th

Things To Do

Live Music & Entertainment

  • @ The Deck – Sean Rivers at 12 pm
  • Atlantic Resort – Mac Chrupcala Jazz Series at 3 pm
  • Castle Hill Inn – Seth Adam and David Keith at 3:30 pm
  • Celtica – Anita Mansfield at 5 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 – Lois Vaughan Jazz Quartet from 12 pm to 3 pm
  • Gas Lamp Grille – Rick Hamel at 9 pm
  • Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina – The HonkyTonk Knights from 4 pm to 7 pm
  • Jamestown – Jamestown Community Band at East Ferry Memorial Square at 6 pm
  • Jane Pickens Theater –  A Boy Named Charlie Brown: 50th Anniversary at 1 pm, Where’d You Go Bernadette? at 3:45 pm, The Lehman Trilogy: National Theatre Live at 6 pm
  • Jo’s Bistro –Jazz Candy at 5:30 pm
  • King Park – NIMFest Presents Cee Cee & the Riders & the Kane Brothers from 3 pm to 6 pm
  • Landing – Mike Wendoloski from 1 pm to 4 pm, Sean Rivers at 4:30 pm, DJ Roux at 8 pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar – Justin Pomfret from 4 pm to 7 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe – It’s a HONEY of a Night at Parlor! at 7 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe – Detroit Breakdown Blues 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