Aquidneck Growers' Market is back at Pell Elementary School on Saturday morning (photo credit: Kelsey Fitzgibbons)

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

Have an event you’d like to see added to this list or a future list? Add it to our event calendar.

Friday, May 14

Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County offering the Tinney Family Arts Scholarship; Deadline May 14

Things To Do

Live Music & Entertainment

JPT Film & Event Center Virtual Screening Room

City & Government

  • Nothing scheduled yet.

Saturday, May 15

Aquidneck Community Table’s summer farmers markets are back

Things To Do

Live Music & Entertainment

  • @ The Deck – Stu Sinclair from 3 pm to 6 pm, Live Jazz music from 6 pm to 9 pm
  • Celtica Public House – Collin Van Pelt from 10 pm to 1 am
  • Gulf Stream Bar & Grille – Alexus Lee from 6 pm to 9 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe – Blockhead from 9 pm to 12 am
  • One Pelham East: Timmy Smith from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm, Ryan McHugh from 8 pm to 12 am.
  • The Wayfinder Hotel – Telli and Ross from The Naticks at 7 pm
  • Top of Pelham – Dueling Pianos- Craig McMahan vs. Davina Yannetty at 7:30 pm & 10:30 pm

JPT Film & Event Center Virtual Screening Room

City & Government

Sunday, May 16

Newport In Bloom’s Spring Plant Sale returns on May 16

Things To Do

Live Music & Entertainment

  • @ The Deck – Stu & Dave (from Never In Vegas) from 5 pm to 8 pm
  • Newport Craft Brewing & Distilling – Telli and Ross from The Naticks at 3 pm

JPT Film & Event Center Virtual Screening Room

City & Government

  • Nothing scheduled yet.

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Belmore has been involved with What’sUpNewp since shortly after its launch in 2012, proudly leading it to be named Best Local News Blog in Rhode Island by Rhode Island Monthly readers in 2018, 2019, and 2020 and an honorable mention in the Common Good Awards in 2021.

Born and raised in Rhode Island, Belmore graduated from Coventry High School and the Community College of Rhode Island. In addition to living in Newport for 10 years, he has lived in Portsmouth, Coventry, Providence, Smithfield, Burrillville, and East Greenwich.

Belmore currently serves as Vice President of the Board Of Directors for Fort Adams Trust and on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals. He previously served on the Board of Lucy's Hearth and the Arts & Cultural Alliance for Newport County.

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In 2020, Belmore was named Member of the Year by LION and won the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County's Dominque Award.
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