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

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Friday, August 27

On This Day In Newport History – August 27, 1995: Tiger Woods Wins 1995 U.S. Amateur Championship in Newport

Things To Do

Live Music & Entertainment

  • @ The Deck – Felix Brown Duo at 8 pm
  • Celtica – Karaoke at 10 pm
  • Dockside – Spiffy Entertainment at 9 pm
  • Gulf Stream Bar & Grille – Neal McCarthy Duo from 7 pm to 10 pm
  • Gurney’s Newport – DJ Nook from 5 pm to 10 pm
  • JPT Film & Event Center (Virtual) – To be announced
  • Landing – James Weinstok at 1pm, The Naticks at 4:30 pm, Straight Outta Rehab at 8 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe – Take It To The Bridge at 9 pm
  • Newport Playhouse – Cabaret Comedy Club presents Stephanie Peters  at 6:30 pm
  • O’brien’s Pub – John Erikson at 4:30 pm
  • One Pelham East – Stu Sinclair at 8 pm, Live DJ at 11:30 pm
  • The Firehouse Theatre – Live improv comedy with The Bit Players at 8 pm
  • Top of Pelham – Dueling Pianos at 7:30 pm & 10:30 pm

City & Government

  • Nothing scheduled.

Saturday, August 28

Living History Cultural Celebration to be held at Patriots Park on August 28

Monster Jam coming to Gillette Stadium for a weekend of family fun August 28

On This Day – August 28, 1987: Actor John Huston dies in Middletown

Things To Do

Live Music & Entertainment

  • Buskers – Brian Twohey at 9 pm
  • Celtica – Karaoke at 10 pm
  • Dockside – Chopville and Never In Vegas at 9 pm
  • Greenvale Vineyards – Dick Lupino’s Jazz Trio with Tish Adams from 1 pm to 4 pm, Bay Spring Gypsy Caravan from 5 pm to 8 pm
  • Gulf Stream Bar & Grille –Darren Beaupre from 7 pm to 10 pm
  • Gurney’s Newport – DJ Nook from 5 pm to 10 pm
  • JPT Film & Event Center (Virtual) – To be announced
  • Landing – Timmy Smith at 1 pm, Jim Devlin at 4:30 pm, Catching Blue at 8 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe – Blockhead at 9 pm
  • Nomi Park – Mel at 7 pm
  • One Pelham East – Adam Go at 9:30 pm, Live DJ at 11:30 pm
  • The Firehouse Theatre – Live improv comedy with The Bit Players at 7 pm & 9 pm
  • Top of Pelham – Dueling Pianos at 7:30 pm & 10:30 pm

City & GovernmentNothing scheduled.


Sunday, August 29

This Day In Newport History – August 29, 1778: Battle of Rhode Island

Things To Do

Live Music & Entertainment

  • @ The Deck – Stu & Dave from 6 pm to 9 pm
  • Clarke Cooke House – Bobby Ferreira from at 12:30 pm
  • Gulf Stream Bar & Grille – Alexus Lee from 5 pm to 8 pm
  • JPT Film & Event Center (Virtual) – To be announced
  • King Park – Eddy’s Shoe, Barfly from 3 pm to 6 pm
  • Landing – Nick Sproviero at 1 pm, Justin Pomfret at 4:30 pm, Sean Rivers at 8 pm
  • Newport Playhouse – Murder at Howard Johnson’s at 11 am
  • One Pelham East – Live Acoustic from 4:30 pm to 8 pm, Ryan McHugh at 9 pm
  • The Firehouse Theater – Chase Ceglie Quartet hosts jazz night at 5:30 pm

City & GovernmentNothing scheduled.

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