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

‘Six Picks’ Events: What’s Up in RI this weekend (September 23-25)

Friday, September 23

295-foot Tall Ship Barque EAGLE will stop at Naval Station Newport this weekend

Manhattan Short Film Festival to screen at the Jamestown Arts Center

Waterfront Concerts offering free tickets for Jake Owen concert to military and first responders

Things To Do

Entertainment

  • Blue Anchor Grill: John & Joanne from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
  • Celtica: Karaoke at 10 pm
  • Johnny’s at Wyndham: Live music from 6 pm to 9 pm
  • JPT Film & Event Center: God’s Country at 4:30 pm & 7:30 pm
  • La Forge: Dave Manuel from 6 pm to 9 pm
  • Landing: Jay Parker at 4 pm, Timmy Smith at 7:30 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe: The Neal McCarthy Problem from 8 pm to 11:30 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe: Chopville at 9 pm
  • O’Brien’s Pub: DJ Remedy (video DJ) at 10 pm
  • One Pelham East: Adam Go at 8:30 pm, DJ at 11 pm
  • Speakeasy: Justin Pomfret at 10 pm
  • The Deck: Felix Brown Trio at 8 pm
  • The Firehouse Theatre:  Live improv comedy with The Bit Players at 8 pm
  • The Reef: Nate C. from 5 pm to 8 pm
  • Top Of Pelham:  Dueling Pianos at 7:30 pm
  • Vieste Simply Italian: Live music at 7:30 pm

City & Government


Saturday, September 24

Things To Do

Entertainment

  • Blue Anchor Grill: Steve Rodrigues from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
  • Buskers: Brian Twohey at 9 pm
  • Celtica: Karaoke at 10 pm
  • Clarke Cooke House: Live music at 10 pm
  • Greenvale Vineyards: Dick Lupino & friends from 1 pm to 4 pm
  • Gulf Stream Bar & Grille: Sydney Carbone from 6 pm to 9 pm
  • Johnny’s at Wyndham: Live music from 6 pm to 9 pm
  • JPT Film & Event Center: Labyrinth at 4:30 pm, God’s Country at 7:30 pm
  • La Forge: Dave Manuel from 6 pm to 10 pm
  • Landing: Mark Flynn at 1 pm, Motion Avenue at 8 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe: Mark Cutler & The Men of Great Courage from 8 pm to 11:30 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe: Never In Vegas at 9 pm
  • O’Brien’s Pub: CGray the DJ at 10 pm
  • One Pelham East: Brian Cabral from 12 pm to 7:30 pm, The Naticks at 8:30 pm, DJ at 11 pm
  • Shops at Long Wharf: Lana Katz Katz from 1 pm to 5 pm
  • Speakeasy: Live music at 10 pm
  • The Deck: Zane Christopher from 1 pm to 4 pm, Spiffy Saturday at 9 pm
  • The Firehouse Theatre:  Live improv comedy with The Bit Players at 7 pm & 9 pm
  • The Reef: Alexus Lee Duo from 5 pm to 8 pm
  • Top of Pelham:  Dueling Pianos at 7:30 pm & 10:30 pm
  • Vieste Simply Italian: Live music at 7:30 pm

City & Government


Sunday, September 25

Cruise Ship Scheduled: Arcadia (Capacity: 2,388 passengers, 976 crew)

Gamm Theatre to host ‘Truth and Tyranny’ community discussion Sept. 25

Westerly Sound Presents the First Annual ‘Celebration of Surf’ Festival Sunday September 25

Things To Do

Entertainment

  • Blue Anchor Grill: The Girls from 3 pm to 6 pm
  • Castle Hill Inn: Live Jazz Music from 11:30 am to 3 pm at the Terrace Bar
  • Clarke Cooke House:  Bobby Ferreira at 12:30 pm
  • Fastnet Irish Pub: Irish Sessions from 6 pm to 9 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
  • Landing: Jim Devlin at 1 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe: Strumdawgs from 4 pm to 7 pm
  • Newport Playhouse: Social Security at 11 am
  • O’Brien’s Pub: Bingo at 7 pm
  • One Pelham East: Sean Rivers & Ryan McHugh from 5 pm to 1 am
  • Pour Judgement: Los Duderinos at 10 pm
  • The Deck: Gerrick Van Deusen from 2 pm to 5 pm
  • The Firehouse Theater: Chase Ceglie Jazz Quartet at 5 pm

City & Government

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