Coastal Queen’s Candy Cane Express, from Bowen’s Wharf on Sunday, December 19

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

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Tuesday, December 14

Things To Do

Live Music & Entertainment

  • Celtica – Music Bingo at 7:30 pm
  • JPT Film & Event Center – It’s A Wonderful Life at 7:30 pm
  • Newport Craft – Trivia at 6 pm

City & Government

Wednesday, December 15

December schedule at The JPT features timeless holiday favorites, along with several critically acclaimed new films

Things To Do

Live Music & Entertainment

  • Celtica – Team Trivia at 7:30 pm
  • Fastnet Pub – Trivia at 9 pm
  • JPT Film & Event Center – The French Dispatch at 7:30 pm
  • O’brien’s Pub – Karaoke at 9:30 pm

City & Government


Thursday, December 16

Things To Do

Live Music & Entertainment

  • JPT Film & Event Center – The French Dispatch at 4:30 pm, The Holiday at 7:30 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe – Erika Van Pelt at 9 pm
  • The Reef – Family Jam Band from 7 pm to 10 pm

City & Government


Friday, December 17

Things To Do

Live Music & Entertainment

  • Bar & Board – Lois Vaughan solo jazz piano from 7 pm to 10 pm
  • Blue Anchor Grill – Live music from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
  • Celtica – Karaoke at 10 pm
  • Gurney’s Newport – DJ Nook from 5 pm to 10 pm
  • Johnny’s at Wyndham – Live music from 6 pm to 9 pm
  • La Forge – Dave Manuel from 6 pm to 9 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe – Farm Dog from 8 pm to 11:30 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe – Chopville at 9 pm
  • One Pelham East – Ryan McHugh at 8 pm, Live DJ at 11:30 pm
  • Speakeasy – Live music at 10 pm
  • The Firehouse Theatre – Live improv comedy with The Bit Players at 8 pm
  • The Reef – Randy Robbins and friends from 7 pm to 10 pm
  • Top Of Pelham: Dueling Pianos at 7:30 pm & 9:30 pm

City & Government

Saturday, December 18

Common Fence Music to present Nellie McKay Saturday, December 18th at Casino Theater

Things To Do

Live Music & Entertainment

  • Blue Anchor Grill – Live music from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
  • Buskers – Brian Twohey at 9 pm
  • Casino Theatre – Common Fence Music Presents Nellie McKay at 8 pm
  • Celtica – Karaoke at 10 pm
  • Johnny’s at Wyndham – Live music from 6 pm to 9 pm
  • La Forge – Dave Manuel from 6 pm to 10 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe –Steve Smith & The Naked from 8 pm to 11:30 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe – Juice Box at 9 pm
  • One Pelham East – Live music at 8 pm, Live DJ at 11:30 pm
  • Speakeasy – Live music at 10 pm
  • The Firehouse Theatre – Live improv comedy with The Bit Players at 7 pm & 9 pm
  • The Reef – Dee and Jake Heady Duo from 7 pm to 10 pm
  • Top of Pelham – Dueling Pianos at 7:30 pm & 10:30 pm

City & Government

Sunday, December 19

Jay Leno to perform at Firehouse Theatre for 5 consecutive nights

Things To Do

Live Music & Entertainment

  • Clarke Cooke House – Bobby Ferreira from at 12:30 pm
  • Johnny’s at Wyndham – Live music from 3 pm to 7 pm
  • La Forge – Dave Manuel from 11 am to 2 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe – Neal & The Vipers from 4 pm to 7 pm
  • One Pelham – Live music at 4:30 pm
  • Pour Judgement – Los Duderinos at 10 pm
  • The Firehouse Theater – Chase Ceglie Quartet hosts jazz night at 5:30 pm, Jay Leno at 8 pm

City & Government

  • Nothing scheduled.

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