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

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Note: An event or performance may change at any time due to weather or COVID-19. We encourage you to check with event hosts regarding updates/status of events.

Monday, February 28

Jane Pickens Film and Events Center to present ‘Oscar Shorts’ Feb. 25-March 2

Things To Do

Live Music & Entertainment

  • Celtica – Music Bingo at 7:30 pm

City & Government

Tuesday, March 1

Calendar of Events: 45th Annual Newport Irish Heritage Month

Things To Do

Live Music & Entertainment

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Wednesday, March 2

What’s Up Interview: Iconic rocker Bruce Cockburn, coming to Narrows Center March 2

Things To Do

Live Music & Entertainment

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Thursday, March 3

Things To Do

Live Music & Entertainment

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Friday, March 4

Samuel Slater Experience announces Grand Opening March 4

On This Day In History – March 4, 1754: Benjamin Waterhouse, smallpox vaccine pioneer, born in Newport

Things To Do

Live Music & Entertainment

  • Bar & Board – Lois Vaughan solo jazz piano from 7 pm to 10 pm
  • Celtica – Karaoke at 10 pm
  • JPT Film & Event Center – Licorice Pizza at 4:30 pm, Belfast at 7:30 pm
  • Johnny’s at Wyndham – Phenix Avenue from 6 pm to 9 pm
  • La Forge – Dave Manuel from 6 pm to 9 pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar – Live music at 9:30 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe – Jake Hunsinger & The Rockbottom Band from 8 pm to 11:30 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe – Inside Out at 9 pm
  • One Pelham East – Dee Jayne Duo at 8 pm, DJ at 11 pm
  • Rejects Brewing Company – Comedy night at 8 pm
  • Speakeasy – Live music at 10 pm
  • Surf Club – Justin Pomfret at 9 pm
  • The Firehouse Theatre – Live improv comedy with The Bit Players at 8 pm
  • The Reef – Live music from 6 pm to 9 pm
  • Top Of Pelham – Dueling Pianos at 7:30 pm

City & Government

Saturday, March 5

Inaugural Rhode Island Craft Beer Week set for March 5 – 13

Things To Do

Live Music & Entertainment

  • Bar & Board – Mel at 7:30 pm
  • Buskers – Brian Twohey at 9 pm
  • Celtica – Karaoke at 10 pm
  • Clarke Cooke House – Caribbean Party with The Ravers 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
  • Midtown Oyster Bar – Travelin’ Wanna B’s at 9:30 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe –Eddy’s Shoe from 8 pm to 11:30 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe – Chopville at 9 pm
  • One Pelham East – Live acoustic at 4 pm, Adam Go at 8:30 pm, DJ at 11 pm
  • Speakeasy – Live music at 10 pm
  • The Firehouse Theatre – Live improv comedy with The Bit Players at 7 pm & 9 pm
  • The Reef – Live music from 6 pm to 9 pm
  • Top of Pelham – Dueling Pianos at 7:30 pm & 10:30 pm

City & Government

Sunday, March 6

10 Rhode Island high school students will compete in the 17th Poetry Out Loud competition on March 6

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 –The Night Shakers from 1 pm to 4 pm
  • Pour Judgement – Los Duderinos at 10 pm
  • The Firehouse Theater – Chase Ceglie Quartet hosts jazz night at 5 pm

City & Government

Nothing scheduled.

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What'sUpNewp. Although not the founder or original owner, Belmore has been with What'sUpNewp since its early beginnings in 2012.

Belmore was born in Providence, Rhode Island; grew up and graduated high school in Coventry, Rhode Island; and lived in Newport, Rhode Island for more than ten years. He currently serves as Vice President of the Board Of Directors for Fort Adams Trust and on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals.

He and his wife, Jen, as well as their two dogs (Aero and June), recently moved to Alexandria, Virginia. Belmore travels back and forth to Newport every couple of weeks to cover events, work on story ideas, to meet with What'sUpNewp's on-the-ground contributors, to visit friends, and to eat as much seafood as possible.

Belmore is a member of Local Independent Online News Publishers, Society of Professional Journalists, and the North American Snowsports Journalists Association.