Discover all that’s happening, new, and to in and around Newport this week, May 2 – 8, 2022.


Monday, May 2

This Day in RI History: May 2, 2013 – Same-Sex marriage legalized in Rhode Island

National Small Business Week takes place May 1 – 7, here’s what’s on tap through the SBA

Things To Do

Entertainment

  • Celtica: Music Bingo at 7:30 pm
  • The Fastnet Pub: The Ubiquitones at 10 pm
  • The Fifth Element: The Groove Merchants from 7 pm to 10 pm

Government


Tuesday, May 3

Things To Do

Entertainment

  • Celtica: Music Bingo at 7:30 pm
  • JPT Film & Event Center: Everything Everywhere All At Once at 4:30 pm & 7:30 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe:  Trivia from 7 pm to 9 pm
  • Newport Craft: Trivia with Schae at 6 pm

Government

Jamestown – Jamestown Fire Department at 7 pm

Little Compton – Little Compton Planning Board at 7 pm, Little Compton Beach Commission at 7 pm

Middletown – Middletown Planning Board at 3 pm

Newport – Newport Canvassing Authority at 11:30 am

Tiverton – Tiverton Litter Committee at 6:30 pm, Tiverton Planning Board at 6:30 pm


Wednesday, May 4

This Day in RI History: May 4, 1776 – Rhode Island declares independence from Great Britain

Things To Do

Entertainment

  • Celtica: Team Trivia at 7:30 pm
  • Fastnet Pub: Trivia at 9 pm
  • JPT Film & Event Center: Star Wars at 7:30 pm
  • Landing: John Erikson at 7 pm
  • O’Brien’s Pub: Karaoke at 9:30 pm
  • Stoneacre Garden: Neal McCarthy from 8:30 pm to 11 pm

Government

Jamestown – Jamestown Planning Commission at 7 pm

Little Compton – Little Compton School Committee at 3:30 pm, Little Compton Agricultural Conservancy Trust at 7 pm

Middletown – Middletown School Building Committee at 5:30 pm, Middletown Town Council at 5:30 pm

Portsmouth – Portsmouth School Committee – Personnel Subcommittee at 3:30 pm, Portsmouth School Committee – Negotiations Subcommittee at 5 pm, Portsmouth Melville Park Committee at 7 pm

Tiverton – Tiverton Zoning Board of Review at 7 pm


Thursday, May 5

Prof. Carla Pestana to open 2022 Judah Touro Series with a talk on religious freedom in colonial Newport

Where to find the best Mexican food in and around Newport

Things To Do

Entertainment

Government

Jamestown – Jamestown Fire Department at 7 pm

Middletown – Middletown Planning Board at 6 pm

Newport – Newport City Council at 5:30 pm

Portsmouth – Portsmouth Tree Commission at 7 pm


Friday, May 6

Island reps., Innovate Newport, to host Aquidneck Island Earth Week wrap-up party

Things To Do

Entertainment

  • Bar & Board:  Lois Vaughan Jazz Trio from 7 pm to 10 pm
  • Celtica: Karaoke at 10 pm
  • Johnny’s at Wyndham: Phenix Avenue from 6 pm to 9 pm
  • JPT Film & Event Center: Charlie Chaplin’s The Kid w/ live music score by Jeff Rapsis at 7 pm
  • La Forge:  Dave Manuel from 6 pm to 9 pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar: John Erikson at 9:30 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe:  Radio Badlandfrom 8 pm to 11:30 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe: Never In Vegas at 9 pm
  • One Pelham East: Live music at 8:30 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: Brian Scott from 6 pm to 9 pm
  • Top Of Pelham:  Dueling Pianos at 7:30 pm

Government

Tiverton – Tiverton Solar Ordinance Advisory Committee at 6:30 pm


Saturday, May 7

Second Annual ‘MVYRADIO Night Out For Nonprofits’ will take place on May 7

NPT HAUS diversifies Newport music scene with high-energy techno

“Taking the Reigns” on Homelessness Kentucky Derby Party to be held Saturday, May 7 at Wyndham Newport

Rogers High School alumni, students, and residents are invited to community day that will bid farewell to the current Rogers High School

Things To Do

Entertainment

  • Bar & Board:  Mel at 7:30 pm
  • Buskers:  Brian Twohey at 9 pm
  • Celtica:  Karaoke at 10 pm
  • Johnny’s at Wyndham:  Live music from 6 pm to 9 pm
  • La Forge: Dave Manuel from 6 pm to 10 pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar: Travelin’ Wanna B’s at 9:30 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe: The New Nasty from 8 pm to 11:30 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe:  Chopville at 9 pm
  • One Pelham East:  Live acoustic at 4 pm, live music at 8:30 pm, DJ at 11 pm
  • Parlor Newport – NPT Haus from 9 pm to 1 am
  • Speakeasy:  Live music at 10 pm
  • The Firehouse Theatre:  Live improv comedy with The Bit Players at 7 pm & 9 pm
  • The Reef:  Randy Robbins from 6 pm to 9 pm
  • Top of Pelham:  Dueling Pianos at 7:30 pm & 10:30 pm

Sunday, May 8

Things To Do

Entertainment

  • Bar & Board: Lois Vaughan Jazz Trio from 1 pm to 4 pm
  • Clarke Cooke House:  Bobby Ferreira at 12:30 pm
  • Irish American Club:  Karaoke at 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: David Howard & The High Rollers w/ Tom Ferraro from 1 pm to 4 pm
  • Pour Judgement: Los Duderinos at 10 pm
  • The Firehouse Theater: Chase Ceglie Jazz Quartet at 5 pm

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.