2014-02-21 / Calendar

Winter Festival 2014

Below is a sampling of events featured at Newport’s 10 day celebration of winter fun.

For the latest updates and more information, visit newportwinterfestival.com or call 401-847-7666.

Thursday, Feb. 20

Live Jazz for Kids Musicians to perform kids’ songs know and old-time standards, refreshments for kids, Greenvale Vineyards, 582 Wapping Rd., Portsmouth, 1-4 p.m., free, 401-847-3777.

Illuminated Garden Thousands of lights displayed in the 3-acre quarry meadow, Ballard Park, 6 – 9 p.m., free.

Magician Matias Award-winning magician performs family-friendly show, Hyatt Regency, Goat Island, 7 p.m., $5/$2 with button, 401-847-7666.

Hot Drink Contest Red Parrot Restaurant, 348 Thames St., 8 p.m., 401-847-3140.

Friday, Feb. 21

Storytelling Cindy Killavey will share entertaining tales, International Tennis Hall of Fame, 9 Freebody St., 11:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. included with Museum admission.

Polar Pineapples Outdoor carved ice bar, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Goat Island, 4-11 p.m., 401-851-1234.

Illuminated Garden See Feb. 20 for details.

Comedy and Juggling Show Dazzling display of creative juggling and comedy by Bryson Lang, Hyatt Regency, Goat Island, 6:30 p.m., $7/$3 with button.

Funny Girls Comedy Show This pair of high-energy gals will make you laugh away the winter blues, Hyatt Regency, Goat Island, 8 p.m., $15/$12 with button.

Saturday, Feb. 22

Dog Stroll Prizes for Best Dressed Dog and Best Trick, start at Wag Nation and end at Queen Anne Square, 11 a.m., all dogs must be leashed, free, 401-619-3719.

Chicken Wing Cook-Off From spicy to sweet, sample and vote for your favorite, Hyatt Regency, Goat Island, 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., $10/$8 with button, children (5-10) $5/$3 with button, children 4 and under free.

Pasta Making Join the Vanderbilt Grace chefs for a hands-on pasta making class and lunch, children welcome, Vanderbilt Grace Hotel, 41 Mary St., $30/ $15 with button, reservations suggested, 401-846-6200.

Illuminated Garden See Feb. 20 for details.

A Cappella Invitational New England collegiate groups compete at the Intenational Hall of Fame Third Annual Casino Theatre A Cappella Invitational, 9 Freebody St., 7:30 p.m., $15/$10 members, 401-849-3990.

Polar Pineapples See Feb. 21 for details.

Beatlemania Relive the Revolution with members from the cast of Beatlemania, bring your dancing shoes, Hyatt Regency, Goat Island, 9 p.m., $22/$18 with button, VIP tickets also available, 401-847-7666.

Sunday, Feb. 23

Festival Day at Easton’s Beach 11 a.m. Block Hunt, noon Polar Bear Plunge, and Sand Sculpture contest. Trophies for winners of sand sculpture contest, three categories for adult, children and family. Sculpting begins anytime after 10 a.m. All activities are free.

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