What’s Up This Week: 75+ 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 week and weekend, enjoy!

Monday, December 2nd

On This Day In Newport History: Touro Synagogue Dedicated on December 2, 1763

Santa to visit Middletown neighborhoods December 2 – 13

Christmas In Newport Events

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Newport Historical Society Road to Independence Walking Tour, 10:30 a.m., Departing from the Museum at Brick Market, 127 Thames St. Riots and rebellions, enemies and allies. Learn about Newport’s role in the American Revolution. $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 http://www.newporthistorytours.org.

Live Music & Entertainment

  • Diego’s – Trivia at 9 pm
  • Fastnet Pub – The Ubiquitones at 9:30 pm
  • Fifth Element – The Groove Merchants at 7 pm
  • Jane Pickens Theater – Parasite at 4:30 pm & 7:30 pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar – The Yacht Club Rejects at 9 pm
  • Perro Salado- Julio Amaro from 6 pm to 10 pm

Tuesday, December 3rd

Live Music & Entertainment

  • Antonio’s Pizza By The Slice – Trivia at 7 pm
  • Gas Lamp Grille- Karaoke at 10 pm
  • Jane Pickens Theater – Parasite at 4:30 pm & 7:30 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe – Trivia at 7 pm
  • O’brien’s Pub – Trivia at 8 pm

Wednesday, December 4th

‘The Newport Bridge: A Rhode Island Icon’ will premiere on Rhode Island PBS on…

Tickets for 2020 Newport Folk Festival tickets go on sale on December 4th

Entertainment & Live Music

  • Buskers Irish Pub – Open Mic at 9 pm
  • Fastnet Pub – Trivia at 9 pm
  • Jane Pickens Theater – Parasite at 4:30 pm & 7:30 pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar – Live music at 9:30 pm
  • Newport Playhouse – A Christmas Cactus at 11 am
  • Sardella’s – Dick Lupino and friends at 8:30 pm
  • The Pub at 2 Mile Corner – Open Mic at 7 pm

Thursday, December 5th

Singing For Shelter: 12th annual acoustic Christmas concert will feature more than twenty musicians, raise money for local shelters

Christmas In Newport Events

  • 12th Annual Singing for the Shelter, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Channing Church, 135 Pelham St. 6:30-9:30 p.m.. M any local musicians coming together to raise funds for our local homeless shelters. Admission: $25.00.  For information: MGorman20@cox.net or call 401-835-7209 for tickets. Tickets also available at Lucy’s Hearth, 19 Valley Rd., Middletown *Children with an adult are free. 

Live Music & Entertainment

  • Antonio’s Pizza – Trivia at 8 pm
  • Celtica – Trivia at 9 pm
  • Diego’s Barrio Cantina – Cards Against Humanity Night at 7:30 pm
  • Jane Pickens Theater – Parasite at 4:30 pm & 7:30 pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar– John Erikson at 9 pm
  • Norey’s – Jazz Night at 7:30 pm
  • Perro Salado – The Honky Tonk Knights at 10 pm
  • Pour Judgement – Live music at 9 pm
  • Speakeasy Bar & Grill– Live music at 9 pm
  • Valley Inn Restaurant – Open Mic from 7 pm to 10 pm
  • Wharf Southern Kitchen & Whiskey Bar – Bingo at 7 pm
  • Zelda’s – Justin Pomfret from 7 pm to 10 pm

Friday, December 6th

Naval War College to host annual Army-Navy Flag Football Game on December 6th

Newport Holiday Stroll returns December 6th – 8th, Kristen Coates provides guide to the 2019 event

Christmas In Newport Events

  • Newport Historical Society Rogues and Scoundrels Walking Tour, 10:30 a.m., Departing from the Museum at Brick Market, 127 Thames St. See where scoundrels lived, pirates profited and criminals were punished. Find out why this colony was known as “Rogues Island”. $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.
  • Annual Newport Hospital Auxiliary Holiday Shopping Event, 1-7 p.m. At the Middletown Columbus Club, 7 Valley Rd, Middletown. Local artisans  401-845-1638. JSBALLARD2002@yahoo.com or LCARPENTER24@cox.net .
  • Newport Historical Holiday Lantern Walking Tour, 4:00 p.m., Departing from the Museum at Brick Market, 127 Thames St. Hear the history of early American Holiday tradidiond on an evening walking tour. Learn hoe colonial Newporters recognized (or didn’t) the holidays. $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 http://www.newporthistorytours.org.
  • The Salve Regina Univ. Madrigal Chorus performs at Seamen’s Church Institute, 4-6 p.m., 18 Market Sq. Free.  www.seamansnewport.org

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
  • Firehouse Theater – The Bit Players at 8 pm
  • Jane Pickens Theater – Dark Waters at 4:30 pm & 7:30 pm
  • La Forge Restaurant – Dave Manuel at 7 pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar –Sean Rivers at 10 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe – Evan Goodrow Band at 9 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe – Felix Brown at 10 pm
  • Newport Playhouse – A Christmas Cactus at 6 pm
  • One Pelham East – Live music at 10 pm
  • Parlor Newport – DJ Abbey at 9 pm
  • Pour Judgement – Live music at 10 pm
  • Speakeasy Bar & Grill – Live music at 9 pm
  • Surf Club: Live music at 9 pm
  • Tiverton Casino Hotel – Kickin’ It Acousic at 6 pm, DJ at 9 pm
  • Zelda’s Newport –Steve Cerilli at 9 pm

Saturday, December 7th

49th Annual Bowen’s Wharf Christmas Tree Lighting set for December 7th

The Leonard Brown House Holiday Artisan Bazaar returns to Portsmouth December 7th – 8th

49th Annual Bowen’s Wharf Christmas Tree Lighting set for December 7th

Christmas In Newport Events

  • 19th Annual Lucy’s Hearth Designer Wreath Sale, 9-12 p.m., Rotunda at Easton’s Beach. Christmas wreaths and table top decorations created by designers, artists, gardeners and florists from the community. Also gourmet sweets bake sale. All proceeds go to Lucy’s Hearth. 401-847-2021.
  • St. Paul’s Methodist Church Christmas Bazaar, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 2 Marlborough St. Free.
  • Santa’s Workshop Sponsored by the Newport Recreation Department and the Newport Rotary Club, Noon to 3:00p.m., Easton’s Beach Rotunda Ballroom, Memorial Blvd. Includes: goody bag, crafts, cookie decorating, a ride on the carousel, and a visit with Santa. $5 per child. Call 401-845-5800
  • Potter League Artisan Craft Fair, 10 a.m.-4 pm, 87 Oliphant Lane, Middletown. Holiday gifts made locally including pottery, jewelry, pet gifts, soaps, clothing and more. Free admission. www.potterleague.org
  • Newport Historical Society Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour, 10:30 a.m., Departing from the Museum at Brick Market, 127 Thames St. Hear stories of religious diversity and entrepreneurship during Newport’s Colnial era.$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.
  • Annual Newport Hospital Auxiliary Holiday Shopping Event, 9 a.m-3 p.m. At the Middletown Columbus Club, 7 Valley Rd, Middletown. Local artisans and scrumptious baked goods. 401-845-1638. JSBALLARD2002@yahoo.com or LCARPENTER24@cox.net .
  • A Rough Point Holiday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Rough Point Museum, 680 Bellevue Ave. Experience the holiday traditions and winter caretaking practices at Rough Point. Rooms of the museum will be spruced up for the Christmas holiday while other rooms will be cloaked in their winter coverings. Together, these spaces tell the story of Doris Dukes holiday traditions and the off-season routines of one of Newport’s sumer cottages. 30 minute guided tours offered throughout the day. Adults $10, children 12 years and under, Free. Tickets available at the door, no advance reservations necessary.  847-8344. www.newportrestoration.org
  • Woodwind Trio, Focal Winds, 11-2 p.m., Seamen’s church Institute, 18 Market Sq. Holiday music. Free. www.seamansnewport.org
  • Christmas Cards for Mariners, 12-2 p.m., Seamen’s church Institute, 18 Market Sq. Drop in to warm up with hot chocolate and write a Christmas card to men and women serving on the seas this Christmas. Free. www.seamansnewport.org
  • Trinity Church Christmas Silver Tea, 1-4 p.m., Honyman Hall, Trinity Church, Queen Anne Sq. Delightful afternoon tea featuring live music, seasonal wreaths, greens, ornaments, hostess & holiday gifts. $12 per person. 846-0660. www.trinitynewport.org
  • Jamestown Holiday Stroll – Jamestown Village – Dec. 7th.  Stroll your way through charming Jamestown Village. Sip, shop and greet Santa at 1:00pm as he arrives by boat at East Ferry. Stay for the annual tree lighting ceremony – music, caroling and tree lighting – 5:30 to 7:00. For more information contact 401-423-3650 or info@jamestownrichamber.com. info@jamestownrichamber.com.
  • Newport County Orchestra in Concert, 3 p.m., Casino Theater, 9 Freebody St. Classical and Holiday music sponsored by the Salve Regina University Music Dept. admission $10, seniors/students $8 . 401-341-2295. www.salve.edu/music-theater-and-dance
  • Newport Historical Holiday Lantern Walking Tour, 4:00 p.m., Departing from the Museum at Brick Market, 127 Thames St. Hear the history of early American Holiday tradidiond on an evening walking tour. Learn hoe colonial Newporters recognized (or didn’t) the holidays. $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 http://www.newporthistorytours.org.
  • A Musical Christmas presented by Newport Music Festival, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Emmanuel Church, 4 Dearborn St., Concert will feature musicians from the Newport Music Festival and many community arts partners. Adults $30,  Parishioners $10 and Children $5. info: 401-846-6523.  www.newportmusic.org. or email tneal@newportmusic.org
  • 49th Annual Bowen’s Wharf Tree Lighting and Open House, America’s Cup Ave., Frosty the Snowman and caroling starting at 4:30p.m. Santa and Mrs. Claus. Live music and tree lighting at 6:00 p.m.. Free. (401) 849-3478. www.bowenswharf.com

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 – Charlie Marie from 6 pm to 9 pm
  • Jane Pickens Theater – Dark Waters at 1:30 pm, 4:30 pm, & 7:30 pm
  • La Forge Restaurant – Dave Manuel at 7 pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar – Live music at 9:30 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe –Detroit Breakdown Band at 9 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe – Beacon Street Band at 10 pm
  • Newport Playhouse – A Christmas Cactus at 6 pm
  • One Pelham East – Rusty from 5 pm to 9 pm, live music at 10 pm, Dueling Pianos at Top Of Pelham at 9 pm
  • Parlor Newport – Live music at 9 pm
  • Pour Judgement  Live music at 10 pm
  • Speakeasy Bar & Grille – Straight Outta Rehab at 9 pm
  • Surf Club – Sean Rivers at 9 pm
  • The Safari Room at OceanCliff – Mel from 12 pm to 3 pm
  • Tiverton Casino Hotel – Pat Lowell at 6 pm, DJ at 9 pm
  • Zelda’s –Live music from 9 pm to 12 am

Sunday, December 8th

Christmas In Newport Events

  • Newport Historical Society Golden to Gilded Walking Tour, 10:30 a.m., Departing from the Museum at Brick Market, 127 Thames St. From Newport’s Colonial Golden Age to Gilded 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 Marble House, Noon – 3:00 pm, Bellevue 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
  • Traditional Christmas Tea at St. Columba’s Chapel Parish Hall, ‘An  Oasis of calm in a busy season’, 2-4 p.m.,Seatings at 2 & 3 pm, 55 Vaucluse Ave., Middletown.  Gift shop. $12 adults, $6 children under 12. 847-5571. www.stcolumbaschapel.org
  • Newport Community Band/Salve Regina Jazz Ensemble in Concert, 3 p.m., Casino Theater, 9 Freebody St. SRU Newport Community Band, Jazz Ensemble, performing holiday favorites. admission $10, seniors/students $8 . 401-341-2295. www.salve.edu/music-theater-and-dance
  • A Musical Christmas presented by Newport Music Festival, 3 p.m. Emmanuel Church, 42 Dearborn St.,  Concert will feature musicians from the Newport Music Festival and many community arts partners. Adults $30,  Parishioners $10 and Children $5. info: 401-846-6523.  www.newportmusic.org. or email tneal@newportmusic.org
  • Music of the Christmas Season, 7 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, Broadway at Everett St. Music and carols reflecting the joy and wonder of Christmas. Free. 847-1749. secretary@FPCNEWPORT.ORG.  

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 – Elf at 1 pm, Dark Waters at 4:30 pm & 7:30 pm
  • Jo’s Bistro –Jazz Candy at 5:30 pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar – Live music from 4 pm to 7 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe – Sugar Ray Norcia & The Bluetones from 4 pm to 7 pm
  • Newport Playhouse – A Christmas Cactus at 11 am
  • Newport Vineyards – Live Music Series ft. Grayson Ty at 1 pm
  • Pour Judgment – Los Duderinos at 9 pm
  • Speakeasy Bar & Grille: Stu Sinclair at 9 pm

Monday, December 9

Christmas In Newport Events

  • Newport Historical Society Road to Independence Walking Tour, 10:30 a.m., Departing from the Museum at Brick Market, 127 Thames St. Riots and rebellions, enemies and allies. Learn about Newport’s role in the American Revolution. $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 http://www.newporthistorytours.org.
  • Caroling on Broadway, 3 p.m. Meet at the steps of the Colony House, Washington Sq. Join the Thompson Middle School Chorus, Christopher “Kari” Carbone and the Off Broadway Neighborhood Association and go caroling along Broadway to Equality Park. Free. www.obna@amyhoag.com

Live Music & Entertainment

  • Diego’s – Trivia at 9 pm
  • Fastnet Pub – The Ubiquitones at 9:30 pm
  • Fifth Element – The Groove Merchants at 7 pm
  • Jane Pickens Theater – Dark Waters at 4:30 pm & 7:30 pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar – The Yacht Club Rejects at 9 pm
  • Perro Salado- Julio Amaro from 6 pm to 10 pm

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