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

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Friday, December 10

Ticket Giveaway: Comedy Night at Rejects Beer Friday, December 10

Annual Holiday Arts Market returns to the Jamestown Arts Center December 10 – 11

Newport Navy Choristers’ Holiday Concert returns this Friday, will benefit Agricultural Education Program

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 – Sean Couto from 6 pm to 9 pm
  • JPT Film & Event Center – Downton Abbey at 7:30 pm
  • La Forge – Dave Manuel from 6 pm to 9 pm
  • Localz (Portsmouth) – John Erikson at 6 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe – The Schemers from 8 pm to 11:30 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe – Never In Vegas at 9 pm
  • One Pelham East – Live DJ at 11:30 pm
  • Rejects Beer Co – Comedy Night at 9 pm
  • Speakeasy – Live music at 10 pm
  • The Firehouse Theatre – Live improv comedy with The Bit Players at 8 pm
  • The Reef – Eric Fontana from 7 pm to 10 pm
  • Top Of Pelham: Dueling Pianos at 7:30 pm & 9:30 pm

City & Government

  • Nothing scheduled.

Saturday, December 11

Annual Holiday Arts Market returns to the Jamestown Arts Center December 10 – 11

Comedian Howie Mandel to Perform at Mohegan Sun Arena December 11

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
  • Celtica – Karaoke at 10 pm
  • Johnny’s at Wyndham – Live music from 6 pm to 9 pm
  • JPT Film & Event Center – The Polar Express at 4:30 pm, The French Dispatch at 7:30 pm
  • La Forge – Dave Manuel from 6 pm to 10 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe –Rhode to Bali from 8 pm to 11:30 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe – Blockhead at 9 pm
  • One Pelham East – Live DJ at 11:30 pm
  • Speakeasy – Live music at 10 pm
  • Surf Club – Traveling Wanna B’s at 9:30 pm
  • The Firehouse Theatre – Live improv comedy with The Bit Players at 7 pm & 9 pm
  • The Reef – Brian Scott from 7 pm to 10 pm
  • Top of Pelham – Dueling Pianos at 7:30 pm & 10:30 pm

City & Government

  • Nothing scheduled.

Sunday, December 12

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
  • JPT Film & Event Center – Elf at 1:30 pm, The French Dispatch at 5 pm
  • La Forge – Dave Manuel from 11 am to 2 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe – Gary Gramolini & The Grinders from 4 pm to 7 pm
  • One Pelham East – Timmy Smith at 3:30 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.

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).