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


City of Newport Calendar This Week

  • Monday – TAN Negotiations Subcommittee at 5 pm
  • Tuesday – Historic District Commission Meeting at 6:30pm
  • Tuesday – Newport School Committee Workshop (Cell Phone Usage) at 6 pm
  • Wednesday – Lecture: Tackling Sea Level Rise at 6 pm
  • Wednesday – TAN Negotiations Subcommittee at 5 pm
  • Thursday – City Council/School Committee Liason Subcomittee at 5:30 pm
  • Thursday – Historic Hill Community Roadway Improvement Meeting at 6 pm

Cruise Ship Schedule This Week

  • Monday – Aurora (Capacity: 1,878 passengers)
  • Thursday – Norwegian Dawn (Capacity: 2,340 passengers, 1,032 crew)
  • Thursday – American Star (Capacity: 100 passengers, 26 crew)
  • Sunday – Navigator (Capacity: 490 passengers)
  • Sunday – Regal Princess (Capacity: 3,560 passengers, 1,346 crew)
  • Sunday – American Constitution (Capacity: 175 passengers)

Monday, September 16th

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
  • Jane Pickens Theater –  Brittany Runs A Marathon at 4:45 pm & 7:30 pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar – The Yacht Club Rejects at 9 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, September 17th

Things To Do

Live Music & Entertainment

  • Gas Lamp Grille- Karaoke at 10 pm
  • Jane Pickens Theater – Brittany Runs A Marathon at 4:45 pm & 7:30 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe – Trivia at 7 pm
  • Newport Playhouse – Bingo at 11 am
  • O’brien’s Pub – Trivia at 8 pm
  • One Pelham East – Stu Sinclair at 10 pm

Wednesday, September 18th

Hip Hop Icon Rakim set to perform at Newport Blues Cafe on September 18th

Things To Do

Entertainment & Live Music

  • Buskers Irish Pub – Open Mic at 9 pm
  • Fastnet Pub – Trivia at 9 pm
  • Jane Pickens Theater – Brittany Runs A Marathon at 3 pm, School of Rock/Art House Theater Day at 6 pm, In Fabric/Art House Theater Day at 8:30 pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar – The C-Note Missionaries at 9:30 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe – Rakim at 9 pm
  • Newport Vineyards–  Live Music Series ft. Bill & Gabi from 5 pm to 9 pm
  • Norey’s –Live music at 8:30 pm
  • One Pelham East – DJ Nook at 10 pm
  • Parlor Newport – Larry Brown Swinglane Orchestra at 8 pm
  • Sardella’s – Dick Lupino and friends at 8:30 pm
  • The Pub at 2 Mile Corner – Open Mic at 8 pm

Thursday, September 19th

Beyond the Canvas, curated painting exhibition, opening at Jamestown Arts Center on September 19th

The Moving Wall: Large scale replica of Vietnam Veterans Memorial will be on display in Touro Park Sept. 19 – 23

Things To Do

Live Music & Entertainment

  • Antonio’s Pizza – Trivia at 8 pm
  • Celtica – Trivia at 9 pm
  • Fort Adams – Music at The Fort from 5 pm to 8 pm
  • Gurney’s – Julio Amaro from 6 pm to 9 pm
  • Jane Pickens Theater –  Brittany Runs A Marathon at 3:45 pm
  • Landing: Timmy Smith at 6:30 pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar– John Erikson at 9 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe – Felix Brown at 10 pm
  • Norey’s – Jazz Night at 7:30 pm
  • One Pelham East: Kilts Matter Trio at 10 pm
  • Parlor – DJ Abby Duren at 9 pm
  • Perro Salado – The C-Note Missionaries at 10 pm
  • Pour Judgement – Live music at 9 pm
  • Speakeasy Bar & Grill– Live music at 9 pm
  • The Reef – Kendra and Jake at 8 pm
  • Valley Inn Restaurant – Open Mic from 7 pm to 10 pm

Friday, September 20th

Salve Regina University will inaugurate new president, Dr. Kelli Armstrong, on September 20th

Harbor Lights Newport: Discover Newport, Newport Maritime Alliance join forces to present new event this September 20 – 21

Things To Do

Live Music & Entertainment

  • Atlantic Beach Resort – Phenix Ave at 5 pm
  • 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 – Live music at 9 pm
  • Elks Lodge – Grimes & Bruneau at 6:30 pm
  • Firehouse Theater – The Bit Players at 8 pm
  • Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina– Brian Scott from 6 pm to 9 pm
  • Jane Pickens Theater – Downton Abbey at 2 pm, 4:45 pm, & 7:30 pm
  • La Forge Restaurant – Dave Manuel at 7 pm
  • Landing – DJ Roux at 4:30 pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar – The Honky Tonk Knights at 9:30 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe – Bar Fly at 9 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe – Groovin’ You at 9 pm
  • Newport Playhouse – Bingo at 6 pm
  • One Pelham East – Clique at 10 pm
  • Parlor Newport – The High Tides and The Devilfish at 9 pm
  • Pour Judgement – Live music at 9 pm
  • Saltwater at Newport Harbor Hotel – AnamCara & The Soul Keepers from 7 pm to 10 pm
  • Speakeasy Bar & Grill – Chopville at 9 pm
  • Surf Club: Live music at 9 pm
  • Tiverton Casino Hotel – Marvin Perry Duo at 6 pm, DJ at 9 pm
  • Top of Pelham – Dueling Pianos at 9 pm
  • Zelda’s Newport –John Erikson at 9 pm

Saturday, September 21st

PHOTOS: New England Hurricane of ’38 Hits Newport, RI on September 21

Things To Do

Live Music & Entertainment

  • 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 – My Joe Called Life at Diego’s Barrio Cantina at 9 pm
  • Firehouse Theater – The Bit Players at 8 pm
  • Grace Vanderbilt – Kristine on piano at 6 pm
  • Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina – Ben O’Connor at 6 pm
  • Jane Pickens Theater –  Downton Abbey at 2 pm, 4:45 pm, & 7:30 pm
  • La Forge Restaurant – Dave Manuel at 7 pm
  • Landing – The Honk Tonk Knights at 1 pm, Mike Wendoloski at 4:30 pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar –Live music at 9 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe – Take It To The Bridge at 9 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe –Beacon Street Band at 10 pm
  • Newport Playhouse – Bingo at 6 pm
  • One Pelham East –The Jeff Rosen Band at 10 pm
  • Parlor Newport – Midnight Honey at 9 pm
  • Pour Judgement – Live music at 9 pm
  • Saltwater at Newport Harbor Hotel – Steve Mortrude at 7 pm
  • Speakeasy Bar & Grille – Straight Outta Rehab at 9 pm
  • Surf Club – Live music at 9 pm
  • Tiverton Casino Hotel – Roland Lemonde at 6 pm, DJ at 9 pm
  • Zelda’s – Steve Cerelli from 9 pm to 12 am

Sunday, September 22nd

Rotary At The Fort: Cars, trucks, and motorcycles coming to Fort Adams on September 22nd

Things To Do

Live Music & Entertainment

  • Atlantic Resort – Mac Chrupcala Jazz Series at 3 pm
  • Castle Hill Inn – Seth Adam and David Keith at 3:30 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 from 12 pm to 3 pm
  • Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina – The C-Note Missionaries from 4 pm to 7 pm
  • Jane Pickens Theater –   Downton Abbey at 2 pm, 4:45 pm, & 7:30 pm
  • Jo’s Bistro –Jazz Candy at 5:30 pm
  • Landing – Mike Wendoloski at 1 pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar – Justin Pomfret from 4 pm to 7 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe – Stand-Up Sunday – September 2019 at 7 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe – Neal & The Vipers from 4 pm to 7 pm
  • Newport Playhouse – Bingo at 11 am
  • Newport Vineyards –Live Music Series ft. Yacht Club Rejects from 1 pm to 4 pm
  • One Pelham East – John Erikson at 10 pm
  • Pour Judgment – Los Duderinos at 9 pm
  • Speakeasy Bar & Grille: Live music at 9 pm
  • Zelda’s – Sean Rivers at 7 pm

Monday, September 23rd

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
  • Jane Pickens Theater –  Downton Abbey at 4:45 pm & 7:30 pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar – The Yacht Club Rejects at 9 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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