What’s Up This Weekend: 40+ things to do in Newport including Fortress of Nightmares, Bowen’s Wharf Seafood Festival, and Pell Bridge Run

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

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Friday, October 18th

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Common Fence Music will present Jonah Tolchin, Dan Blakesleee on October 18th

Trinity Church’s annual Pumpkin Patch returns October 18th – 31st

Things To Do

Live Music & Entertainment

  • Atlantic Beach Resort – Phenix Ave at 7 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
  • Firehouse Theater – The Bit Players at 8 pm
  • Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina– Orange Whip from 6 pm to 9 pm
  • Jane Pickens Theater – Judy at 4:30 pm & 7:30 pm
  • La Forge Restaurant – Dave Manuel at 7 pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar – The C-Note Missionaries at 9:30 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe – Cartutne Heroes at 9 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe – 7 Day Weekend at 9 pm
  • Newport Playhouse – Boeing Boeing at 6 pm
  • One Pelham East – Live music at 10 pm
  • Parlor Newport –Blue Dream Album Release at 9 pm
  • Pour Judgement – Live music at 9 pm
  • Speakeasy Bar & Grill – Chopville at 9 pm
  • Surf Club: Live music at 9 pm
  • Tiverton Casino Hotel – Chet Matteson at 6 pm, DJ at 9 pm
  • Zelda’s Newport –Live music at 9 pm

Saturday, October 19th

Jamestown Arts Center will host free, family-friendly Autumn Arts Open House on October 19th

Inaugural Tunnel to Towers 5k Run & Walk – Rhode Island coming to Fort…

Daffodillion announces end of program; two final chances to grab free daffodil bulbs

Things To Do

Live Music & Entertainment

  • Atlantic Resort – Phenix Ave at 7 pm
  • Buskers Irish Pub – Brian Twohey at 9 pm
  • Celtica – Karaoke at 10 pm
  • Diego’s Barrio Cantina – Live music at 9 pm
  • Firehouse Theater – The Bit Players at 8 pm
  • Grace Vanderbilt – Kristine on piano at 6 pm
  • Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina – Brian Scott from 6 pm to 9 pm
  • Hotel Viking – Rick Hamel at 6 pm
  • Jane Pickens Theater –  Judy at 1:30 pm, 4:30 pm, & 7:30 pm
  • La Forge Restaurant – Dave Manuel at 7 pm
  • Landing – Dave Alves Band at 11 :30 am
  • Lobster Bar – Justin Pomfret Band at 12 pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar –AM Station Live at 9 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe – Mercy Brown Band at 9 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe –Fast Times at 10 pm
  • Newport Playhouse – Boeing Boeing at 6 pm
  • One Pelham East –Solo Go Show at 5:30 pm, Adam Go at 10 pm
  • Parlor Newport – Live music at 9 pm
  • Pour Judgement – Live music at 9 pm
  • Speakeasy Bar & Grille – Straight Outta Rehab at 9 pm
  • Surf Club – Live music at 9 pm
  • Tiverton Casino Hotel – Jennifer Tefft at 6 pm, DJ at 9 pm
  • Zelda’s –Live music from 9 pm to 12 am

Sunday, October 20th

Potter League to host 30th Annual Heart and Sole Walk for Animals on October 20th

RITBA: Motorists should expect delays due to brief road closures during Pell Bridge Race on Sunday

Newport Art Museum to host Museum Art Excursion to Salem, MA on October 20th

Newport Car Museum to host Euro Car Day & New England Wrapup on Sunday

Things To Do

Live Music & Entertainment

  • 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 from 12 pm to 3 pm
  • Jane Pickens Theater –  GAUGUIN IN TAHITI: PARADISE LOST at 1 pm, Judy at 4:30 pm & 7:30 pm
  • Jo’s Bistro –The Playboys at 5:30 pm
  • Lobster Bar – Justin Pomfret Band at 12 pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar – Justin Pomfret from 4 pm to 7 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe – Robin Soares & Friends from 4 pm to 7 pm
  • Newport Playhouse – Boeing Boeing at 11 am
  • Newport Vineyards –Live Music Series ft. Blue Light Bandits Duo at 1 pm
  • Pour Judgment – Los Duderinos at 9 pm
  • Speakeasy Bar & Grille: Stu Sinclair at 9 pm

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