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

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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 – Phenix Avenue 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

7 Open Houses to check out in Newport County this weekend (Dec. 18 -19)

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

Things To Do

Live Music & Entertainment

  • Blue Anchor Grill – The Girls 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
  • Green Valley Country Club – YNot2 from 6 pm to 9 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
  • Newport Sportsman’s Club – Bar Fly at 8:30 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

  • Blue Anchor Grill – Steve Rodrigues from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
  • 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.

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).