The Elms and Green Animals Topiary Garden will open for the season in April
With the arrival of spring, The Preservation Society of Newport County is set to open two more of its best-loved properties.
Gillette Stadium to host ten concerts in 2023
Following the announcement that Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band are adding a second Gillette Stadium show, the 2023 Gillette Stadium Concert Series presented by Dunkin’ will now feature a venue-record 10 total concerts
Theater Review: HADESTOWN at PPAC ranks among the best
Tony-Award-winning musical running through Sunday, March 26
Jim Jefferies bringing ‘Give ‘Em What They Want Tour’ to The Vets
Jim Jefferies Comes to The VETS in Providence
The Gamm Theatre announces its 2023-24 season
Season 39 includes a 5-show subscription series beginning in September and concluding in May, as well as a limited run of the theater’s popular holiday show, It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, in December.
‘A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical’ will open tour at PPAC in 2024
A BEAUTIFUL NOISE, THE NEIL DIAMOND MUSICAL will be the 23rd national tour to open at the Providence Performing Arts Center since 2008.
2023 Newport Classical Music Festival will present twenty-six concerts from July 4 – 23
Performances by Kelli O’Hara, Hélène Grimaud, Anthony McGill, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, The Knights, Simone Dinnerstein, Cantus, Aizuri String Quartet, Hermitage Piano Trio, and many more
What’s Up This Week: March 20 – 26
Dar Williams live at The JPT, Aquidneck 10K, Mark Erelli concert, Easter Bunny visits Shops at Long Wharf, Dancing at 40 Steps, and more!
Spring cleanup to be held at Butts Hill Fort on March 25; volunteers wanted
The Butts Hill Fort Restoration Committee is seeking volunteers for their Spring Cleanup of Butts Hill Fort in Portsmouth, Rhode Island on Saturday, March 25th.
Jobi Riccio to open for Mark Erelli’s Concert and Record Release Party at Jamestown Arts Center
On Thursday, March 23 at 7pm, the Jamestown Arts Center will host the Newport Live event: Mark Erelli’s concert and record release party, with opener, Americana singer/songwriter, Jobi Riccio.
Easter Weekend in Newport County: Egg Hunts, brunches, and more!
Newport County has a plethora of Easter activities to choose from, with something for everyone. Whether you’re looking for an egg hunt, a lavish brunch, or a weekend getaway, there’s something to suit every taste and budget.
‘Six Picks Music’ St. Patrick’s Day Edition 2023 – Music around RI
From traditional Irish folk to Celtic Rock, here are a few good ones!
What’s Up This Weekend: March 16 – 19
St. Paddy’s Beer Hall Night, St. Paddy’s Festival, Gaelic & Garlic, Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner, and more!
What’s Up Interview: Singer Mark Erelli, playing the Jamestown Arts Center Thursday, March 23
Erelli returning to the area for a record release party for new album “Lay Your Darkness Down”
Glen Manor House to host Easter Egg Hunt and Brunch on April 8
Portsmouth to Celebrate New Glen Manor House Management with Easter Egg Hunt and Brunch on Saturday, April 8th at 9 AM.
Spring Blooms in Newport: 12th Annual Daffodil Days set to take over Newport in April
With over 1,350,000 daffy buds ready to burst forth in dazzling displays of yellow, Newport’s 12th Annual Daffodil Days and Newport in Bloom will celebrate their arrival throughout April, 2023
What’sUpNewp & The JPT will host Annual Jaws Summer Party on July 20 & 21
Live music, Narragansett Beer, Jaws, and more fun are on tap!
Portsmouth Historical Society to present ‘Dark Voyage’ by historian Christian McBurney on March 29
The program will focus on the mastermind behind the voyage, merchant John Brown of Providence, the mixed motivations of Brown and his mostly Rhode Island privateersmen, and the startling unintended consequences of the attacks by this privateer and other American privateers in disrupting Britain’s huge slave trading industry.
What’s Up Interview: Chibueze Ihuoma, starring in HADESTOWN at PPAC March 21-26
Ihuoma plays Orpheus in the award-winning production from Anais Mitchell
‘Six Picks’ Music: The best in local music this weekend (March 10-12)
Youngest Sun, Staples and Springsteen
Bloom Flower & Home Market returning to Waterfire Arts Center April 1 – 2
Celebrate the start of spring with 85+ small and independent businesses
Rhode Island Cemetery Weeks will celebrate historic cemeteries and promote preservation efforts
The event will include tours of historically significant cemeteries like North Kingstown’s Elm Grove Cemetery and Moshassuck Cemetery in Central Falls. One tour will visit God’s Little Acre in Newport, America’s oldest documented and extant burying ground for people of African heritage.
Newport Beer Festival will return to Fort Adams State Park on April 29
50 craft brewers, 1 session, landmark location, and you!
The Lone Bellow, Stephen Wilson, Jr. will perform at The JPT on May 13
Newport Folk-alumn The Lone Bellow will play at The Jane Pickens Film & Event Center on Saturday, May 13.
PPAC announces shows for the 2023/2024 Season
The 2023/2024 Taco/The White Family Foundation Broadway Series kicks off with the “sparkling and explosively entertaining” (The Observer) FUNNY GIRL (September 9 – 16, 2023), followed by the “feel-good, family-friendly musical comedy” (The Hollywood Reporter) MRS. DOUBTFIRE.
Poetry Takes Center Stage: 12 Rhode Island high school students to compete in statewide contest
12 Rhode Island high school students will compete in 18th Poetry Out Loud Competition on Greenwich Odeum on March 12.
What’s Up Interview: Dar Williams coming to Jane Pickens March 24
Williams on her lyrical approach to songwriting
Trudeau Center to hold CD release party for Donald Torres new album March 31
Torres, a client of Trudeau is releasing “The Man, The Myth, The Legend”
Little Compton Historical Society to host a lecture on the history of the Sakonnet People on March 21
Executive Director Marjory O’Toole will discuss the organization’s most recent research and will introduce the Historical Society’s important multi-year research effort, The Sakonnet History Project, during a Zoom at 7 PM on March 21.
Touro Synagogue opens for the 2023 Tour Season on March 5
Visit the oldest synagogue in the United States and learn why Touro Synagogue is an architectural masterpiece of the colonial era and why it stands as a symbol of religious freedom for all Americans.
Museum of Newport Irish History offering historic cemetery tours in March
Here’s your chance to tour Saint Joseph Cemetery and Saint Mary’s Cemetery!
‘Six Picks’ Music: The best in local music this weekend (March 3 – 5)
Rap, Country, Classical Guitar and more
Preservation Society to host six-part lecture series, ‘The Gilded Age Years: Transforming America’
“The Gilded Age Years: Transforming America” will be presented over six Thursdays, April 13 through June 15, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., live at the Great Hall of The Breakers and via Zoom video conference.
Mark Erelli to perform at Jamestown Arts Center on March 23
Newport Live to host Mark Erelli for concert and record release party.
What’s Up This Weekend: March 2 – 5
Blind Beer Tasting, Caribbean Party with The Ravers, Stouts & Snouts, Grand Marshal Roast, RI Craft Beer Week, and more.
Newport City Council is inviting all to a reception for Sister City Delegation from Kinsale
Light refreshments will be served, and all are encouraged to join in as the City kicks off its annual St. Patrick’s Day celebrations.
Newport Saint Patrick’s Day Parade: Here’s what’s happening at bars and restaurants
What’sUpNewp’s running list of what’s happening before, during, and after the 2023 Newport Saint Patrick’s Day Parade
What’s Up Interview: We speak with children’s musician Laurie Berkner on the ‘kindie rock’ movement and more
Berkner playing sold out show at Greenwich Odeum Saturday March 4 at 3PM
Rhode Island PBS will host its ‘Uncorked! A Food & Wine Event’ at WaterFire Arts Center on April 21
PBS Chef, Ming Tsai, will join as celebrity guest
Kingston Chamber Music Festival to present ‘Bridge, Brahms and Beyond’ at Jamestown Arts Center
“Bridge, Brahms and Beyond” at Jamestown Arts Center presented by Kingston Chamber Music Festival, Friday, March 17, 7-9 pm
Newport Irish Heritage Month will once again celebrate ‘All Things Irish’ throughout March
Throughout March, a wide variety of events will be taking place to celebrate Irish heritage, culture, and history, thanks to the efforts of local organizations such as the Museum of Newport Irish History, the Ancient Order of Hibernians, and the Newport St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee.
Watershed Protectors announce Almy Pond Watershed Outreach Event
Speakers will discuss current findings about pollution levels in Almy Pond and share steps that local residents can take to improve the water quality there and in all of the island’s waterbodies.
Rhode Island Craft Beer Week begins March 3 – We speak with Matt Gray of Ragged Island Brewing
Events running at breweries statewide March 3-12
Newport String Project to present free community concert at Ochre Court on March 12
In collaboration with The Apple Hill String Quartet, the Newport String Project will present this free community concert at Ochre Court on Sunday, March 12, 2023.
AOH Men’s Singers, AOH Pipes & Drums to perform during WUN’s annual St. Patrick’s Parade Day Eve Celebration at Midtown Oyster Bar
Once again, the celebration features a performance by the Ancient Order of Hibernian’s (AOH) Pipes & Drums and AOH Men’s Singers.
‘Dinosaurs Among Us’ returns to Roger Williams Park Zoo from April 7 through August 13
Travel back 65 million years in this immersive, walk-through experience that transports visitors through a world of prehistoric wonder.
Winter Festival Polo canceled on Feb. 25 & Feb. 26
The eco-friendly Beach Polo exhibition is a low-impact event played on the sandy playing area of the beach. Teams from Newport and out-of-state will compete on thoroughbred polo horses conditioned for sandy footing.
‘Six Picks’ Events: What’s Up in RI this weekend (Feb. 24-26)
Black and White Ball, Fire at the Fort, Beach Polo and more
Comedian Kevin Hart coming to the Amica Mutual Pavilion April 22
Pre-sale tickets available now for Hart’s “Reality Check Tour”
Experience The Blues: James Cotton documentary, live performance by James Montgomery Blues Band coming to the Casino Theater
Presented for Black History Month by the RI Slave History Medallions, an award-winning documentary film, “Bonnie Blue: James Cotton’s Life in the Blues” will be screened Sunday, February 26 at 7pm, with a live performance by the James Montgomery Blues Band, at the Casino Theater
What’s Up This Weekend: Feb. 23 – 26
On tap for this weekend – Newport Winter Festival, Newport Burger Bender, Newport Polo on 2nd Beach, Teddy Thompson, and more!
Chart-topping blues/rock band GA-20 to play The Met Saturday Feb. 25
Band’s latest album “Crackdown” reached top of Blues album charts last Fall
Ticket Giveaway: We interview Teddy Thompson, playing Newport Live show Friday, Feb. 24
Singer-songwriter performing at La Farge Arts Center
Spectacle Live to host ‘An Evening with Tom Rush’ at The JPT on May 11
Now celebrating 52+ years of touring, Tom has been thrilling audiences here and abroad with hits like No Regrets, Circle Game, Remember Song, Urge for Going and Merrimack County.
Middletown Senior to produce “Cabaret” at Newport Playhouse this weekend
Aleksandr Kobrynich’s senior project playing February 24-26
What’s Up Interview: Julie Knitel of ‘Come From Away,’ playing PPAC this week
Show running through Sunday Feb. 26
12 teams and a packed house at Portsmouth History Trivia Night
Twelve teams participated with the “North Enders” (with teammates Jerry and Donna Macomber, Bob Hamilton, Lois Ryan, Anna Jones, and Dave Duggan) coming out on top closely followed by the “Quonset Hut *Killers*” and the “Locals”.
‘Six Picks’ February school vacation week ideas for families
How to keep the kids busy this February vacation
Community Outreach Event to be held at Sandywoods on March 13
Social Service and Community Organizations Serving Tiverton and Newport County Will Be Highlighted at this Free Family Event
‘Six Picks’ Music: The best in local music this weekend (Feb. 17-19)
Marielle Kraft, Tom Rush, and The Guess Who play this weekend
Polar Pineapples returning to Goat Island during Newport Winter Festival
With the ice bar as the centerpiece, guests can savor specialty drinks while enjoying views of Narragansett Bay and Newport Harbor.
BankNewport to continue as Title Sponsor for Newport 10 Miler road race
The annual-favorite event for runners from both near and far will be held on June 4th, 2023.
Portsmouth to celebrate Founders’ Day on March 7 with a showing of the original 1638 Compact and 1776 Southwick Copy of Declaration of Independence
The Portsmouth Historical Society has arranged a public viewing of the original founding document, the 1638 Portsmouth Compact, with the RI State Archives to commemorate its signing.
‘Six Picks’ Events: What’s Up in RI this weekend (Feb. 17-20)
President’s Day Weekend is upon us and the continued warmer-than-normal weather means it’s time to get out and enjoy! Here are a few of the best events happening around the region this weekend.
What’s Up This Weekend: Feb. 16 – 19
Newport Winter Festival, Newport Burger Bender, Oscar Shorts, and more.
WUN-ON-ONE: A conversation with Dave Rosenberg, Newport Winter Festival
Dave Rosenberg, organizer of the Newport Winter Festival, will join What’sUpNewp for a WUN-ON-ONE conversation at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, February 15, 2023.