What’s Up This Weekend: 30+ things to do, live music and entertainment listings

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Discover all that’s happening, new, and to do in and around Newport, Jamestown, Middletown, and Portsmouth this weekend, enjoy!

Did we miss anything or do you want to see something included here? Email Ryan@whatsupnewp.com.

Friday, November 29th

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 – Dorisduke – Album Release Party – NEED at 7 pm
  • Firehouse Theater – The Bit Players at 8 pm
  • Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina– Chelley Knight Duo from 6 pm to 9 pm
  • Jane Pickens Theater – Parasite at 1:30 pm, 4:30 pm, & 7:30 pm
  • La Forge Restaurant – Dave Manuel at 7 pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar –The Honky Tonk Knights at 10 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe – All Starz at Narragansett Cafe at 9 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe – The Soul Keepers at 10 pm
  • Newport Playhouse – A Christmas Cactus at 6 pm
  • One Pelham East – Block Head at 10 pm
  • Parlor Newport – DJ Abbey at 9 pm
  • Pour Judgement – Live music at 9 pm
  • Speakeasy Bar & Grill – Chopville at 9 pm
  • Surf Club: Live music at 9 pm
  • The Reef – Yacht Club Rejects at 7 pm
  • Tiverton Casino Hotel – Dean Vent at 6 pm, DJ at 9 pm
  • Zelda’s Newport –Steve Cerilli at 9 pm

Saturday, November 30th

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Rogers High School Christmas Tree & Wreath sale returns November 30th – December 1st

Things To Do

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Sunday, December 1st

Things To Do

Christmas In Newport Calendar Events

Official Opening of Christmas in Newport, 5:00 p.m., Washington Sq. Features proclamation from the Mayor, tree lighting, Newport Artillery cannon salute, music by the Newport Public Schools music program. Free. 849-6454. www.christmasinnewport.org

Artisans by the Bay presents “Holiday at the Hotel Viking”, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., New England crafters will be showing and selling their one of a kind items. Free Admission ladedart@gmail.com

Newport Historical Society Golden to Guilded Walking Tour, 10:30 a.m., Departing from the Museum at Brick Market, 127 Thames St. From Newport’s Colonial Golden Age to Guilded Age summer colony, discover the transformation of the city and it’s people. $15 adults, $10 for NHS members and active duty military with ID, $5 children ages 5-12. Reservations recommended. Weather permitting. 841-8770. Purchase tickets online www.newporthistorytours.org.

Visit with Santa Claus at The Breakers, Noon – 3:00 pm, 44 Ochre Point Ave. The jolly old elf will visit with children and hear their Christmas wish list. Bring the kids and your camera for a  great photo op! (401) 847-1000. www.newportmansions.org

Colonial Christmas Open House at Whitehall Museum House, 2-4 p.m., Whitehall Museum House, 311 Berkeley Ave., Middletown. Come and enjoy the Christmas season with wassail, live period music and carols. Donations are welcome. www.WhitehallMuseumHouse.org

Newport Historical Society’s Holiday Open House, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m., Newport Colony House at the top of Washington Sq.  Tour the Newport Colony House before the Christmas in Newport Official Opening Ceremony and enjoy the sounds of 18th century caroling performed by costumed interpreters from the Second Massachusetts Regiment. Learn the origins of the songs and where they would have been sung.  Donations welcome. 401-846-0813 and 401-841-8770.

Advent Lessons and Carols at Zabriski Memorial Church of Saint John the Evangelist, , 5 pm, 61 Washington St. Atmospheric journey from twilightto light, traditional Advent readings, carols and hymns.  Child friendly ages 5yrs  plus. Incense free.  parishoffice@saintjohns-newport.org

Judging of the Newport Doorway Contest, deadline is Thursday, December 12th to enter. Judging takes place on Friday the 13th. Register your home or business at info@christmasinnewport.org. Categories are: Residential, Restaurant, Bed & Breakfast and Commercial. Please List: Category, Name, Address and DOOR COLOR. Please use natural materials/decorations.

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