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

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Friday, December 3

Things To Do

Christmas In Newport schedule of events

Live Music & Entertainment

  • Bar & Board – Lois Vaughan solo jazz piano from 7 pm to 10 pm
  • Blue Anchor Grill – Beth Barron 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
  • JPT Film & Event Center – The Truffle Hunters at 4:30 pm
  • La Forge – Dave Manuel from 6 pm to 9 pm
  • Localz (Portsmouth) – John Erikson at 6 pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar – Brian Scott from 9:30 pm to 12:30 am
  • Narragansett Cafe – The Manatees from 8 pm to 11:30 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe – Chopville at 9 pm
  • Newport Craft – Dee Jayne Duo from 3 pm to 6 pm
  • One Pelham East – 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 – Mel Hawkins from 7 pm to 10 pm
  • Top Of Pelham: Dueling Pianos at 7:30 pm & 9:30 pm

City & Government

  • Nothing scheduled at this time.

Saturday, December 4

Save The Bay’s Seal Tours, Seal and Rose Island Tours return to Newport on Saturday

What’s Up Interview: Hubby Jenkins coming to Common Fence Point December 4

Blackstone River Theatre Holiday Craft Fair and Festival returns with 24 crafters and live music

Casual and Connected: Live dance and music performance coming to Jamestown Arts Center

Castle Hill Inn is bringing back its Pop-Up Tree and Wreath sale this weekend, proceeds benefit James L. Maher Center

Things To Do

Christmas In Newport schedule of events

Live Music & Entertainment

  • Bar & Board – Mel at 7:30 pm
  • Blue Anchor Grill – Chris Monti from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
  • Buskers – Brian Twohey at 9 pm
  • Celtica – Karaoke at 10 pm
  • Common Fence Point Community Center – Hubby Jenkins at 8 pm
  • Johnny’s at Wyndham – Phenix Ave from 6 pm to 9 pm
  • La Forge – Dave Manuel from 6 pm to 10 pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar – Sean Rivers from 9:30 pm to 12:30 am
  • Narragansett Cafe –Radio Badland from 8 pm to 11:30 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe – 7 Day Weekend at 9 pm
  • One Pelham East – Live DJ at 11:30 pm
  • Speakeasy – Live music at 10 pm
  • Surf Club – Justin Pomfret at 9:30 pm
  • The Firehouse Theatre – Live improv comedy with The Bit Players at 7 pm & 9 pm
  • The Reef – Outcry from 7 pm to 10 pm
  • Top of Pelham – Dueling Pianos at 7:30 pm & 10:30 pm

City & Government

Nothing scheduled at this time.


Sunday, December 5

Things To Do

Christmas In Newport schedule of events

Live Music & Entertainment

  • Clarke Cooke House – Bobby Ferreira from at 12:30 pm
  • Fastnet Pub – Traditional Irish Music from 6 pm to 9 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 – The Nightshakers from 4 pm to 7 pm
  • Newport Craft – Ron Lynch from 12 pm to 4 pm
  • Pour Judgement – Los Duderinos at 10 pm
  • The Firehouse Theater – Chase Ceglie Quartet hosts jazz night at 5:30 pm

City & Government

  • Nothing scheduled at this time.

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What's Up Newp. He was born and raised in Rhode Island and graduated from Coventry High School. He serves as Vice President of Fort Adams Trust and serves on the Board of Directors for Potter League for Animals. Ryan also is currently the Senior Editor - North America for Mountain News, publisher of OnTheSnow. Ryan is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers and North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA).