2014-04-03 / Calendar

Newport Day by Day


Doris Duke’s Fashion on Display Learn about the 20th-century heiress and examine her bold attitude towards fashion in the special exhibit “No Rules: The Personal Style of Doris Duke.” The great philanthropist and art collector created a fashion collection comprised of both couture and off-the-rack items from a variety of designers. The guided tour features the fine art, furnishings and antiques she spent a lifetime collecting, and guests are invited to explore a portion of Duke’s clothing collection ranging from the understated to the showstopping. Rough Point and the exhibit are open April 10 – November 9 and tours run Thursday-Sunday at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. For more information, visit newportrestoration.org. 
Malcolm Starr International,Hong Kong Doris Duke’s Fashion on Display Learn about the 20th-century heiress and examine her bold attitude towards fashion in the special exhibit “No Rules: The Personal Style of Doris Duke.” The great philanthropist and art collector created a fashion collection comprised of both couture and off-the-rack items from a variety of designers. The guided tour features the fine art, furnishings and antiques she spent a lifetime collecting, and guests are invited to explore a portion of Duke’s clothing collection ranging from the understated to the showstopping. Rough Point and the exhibit are open April 10 – November 9 and tours run Thursday-Sunday at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. For more information, visit newportrestoration.org. Malcolm Starr International,Hong Kong Thursday

April 3

Eight Bells Lecture The Eight Bells Lecture Series presents “The Shining Sea: David Porter and the Epic Voyage of the USS Essex During the War of 1812,” by George Daughan, Naval War College Museum, 12 p.m., free and open to the public but advance reservations required, limited seating, 401-841-1296.

‘If It’s Thursday, It Must Be Shakespeare’ Informal group meets to give interpretive readings of Shakespeare’s works, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 5 p.m., 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Shakespeare in Middletown Fans gather to read and enjoy works of the Bard, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 5 p.m.

Life of the Mind Salon Redwood Library presents Rosemary Mahoney discussing, “For the Benefit of Those Who See: Dispatches from the World of the Blind,” 50 Bellevue Ave., reception at 5:30 p.m., talk at 6 p.m., members free, non-members $10, reserve at 401-847-0292 x112.

Author Talk Christian McBurney on his new book, “Kidnapping the Enemy,” Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Rd., 6 p.m., 401- 683-9457.

Swing Into Spring Swing Into Spring fundraiser for the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center, Atlantic Beach Club, 6-10 p.m., dinner, dancing to Wayz and Means, silent and live auctions, $65 in advance and $75 at the door, 401-846-4828 x102, a.novik@mlkccenter.org.

Living Literature ‘Mr. Penumbra’ Theatrical adaptation of “Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore,” Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 6:30 p.m., 45-minute presentation based on the 2014 Read Across Rhode Island book selection.

‘As Long as It’s Fun’ Herb McCormick presents “As Long as It’s Fun,” his biography of Lin and Larry Pardey, Island Books, 575 East Main Rd., Middletown, 6:30 p.m., 401-849-2665.

French Film Festival “Rust and Bone,” SRU, O’Hare Academic Center, Bazarsky Lecture Hall, 7 p.m., 401-341-2250 or salve.edu/frenchfilm.

‘The Fantasticks’ Salve Regina University presents “The Fantasticks,” Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., 8 p.m., $10, $8 military and seniors, $5 students, 401- 341-2250.

Friday

April 4

Newport Restaurant Week Sample the best Newport has to offer, three courses at lunch for $16 or dinner for $35 at Newport’s finest restaurants, discovernewportrestaurantweek.org.

Computer Workshop Introduction to Excel, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10:30 a.m., registration required, 401- 847-8720 x208.

NMAI National Museum of American Illustration open for self-guided tours, 492 Bellevue Ave., 11 a.m.-5 p.m., americanillustration.org.

Open Mic Night John Hillman and Graham Gibbs host open mic night at Custom House Coffee, 796 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, 5-9 p.m., 401-842- 0008.

Improv Comedy Interactive comedy with the Bit Players, Firehouse Theater, 4 Equality Park Place, 8 p.m., 401-849- 3473, firehousetheater.org.

‘The Fantasticks’ 8 p.m. See Thursday, April 3.

Saturday

April 5

Newport Restaurant Week Newport’s finest restaurants offer three-course lunches for $16 or dinner for $35, discovernewportrestaurantweek.org.

Fashion Symposium Costume Society symposium, “No Rules: Fashions Without Boundaries,” will explore designers and connoisseurs who refused to be constrained by social boundaries, begins at the International Tennis Hall of Fame, 194 Bellevue Ave., and ends at Rough Point, 680 Bellevue Ave, 9 a.m., $70, 401-846- 4152 x122, liz@newportrestoration.org.

Saturday Book Group Discuss “Swamplandia,” by Karen Russell, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Rd., 10 a.m., 401-683-9457.

Jamestown Library Book Sale Something for everyone, 26 North Rd., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Golden to Gilded Walking Tour Discover the transformation of the city and its people from Newport’s colonial Golden Age to Gilded Age summer colony, departs from Museum of Newport History at Brick Market, 127 Thames St., 10:30 a.m., $15, weather permitting, reserve at 401-841-8770.

Historic Site Tours Tours of the Colony House, Great Friends Meeting House, and Wanton Lyman-Hazard House depart from Museum of Newport History at Brick Market, 127 Thames St., daily 11 a.m.-3 p.m., call to reserve, 401-841-8770, newporthistorical.org.

‘The Balancing Act’ at NBS Kids ages 4+ examine the interrelationships between plants, animals, and the environment with games and activities, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, 1 p.m., members $6, non-members $8, must be accompanied by an adult, register at 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Foreign Film at St. Michael’s “Un Monstre à Paris,” a PG animated

musical adventure film, St. Michael’s Country Day School, 180 Rhode Island Ave., 2 p.m., $5, enjoy prescreening French cuisine, 401- 849-5970 x300.

Meteorology Lecture Glenn Field, Warning Coordination Meteorologist for the National Weather Service, will visit Newport Public Library to discuss the weather of the past and his work in forecasting, 300 Spring St., 2 p.m., free, 401-847-8720 x115.

Rainbow Loom Youngsters create bracelets at the Redwood, ages 8+, 50 Bellevue Ave., 2 p.m., materials provided, free, drop in, 401-847-0292.

‘The Fantasticks’ 2 and 8 p.m. See Thursday, April 3.

Seal Watch Tours Motor through Newport Harbor and see the seals on rocks off Rose Island, guides on board, 142 Long Wharf, 3:30 and 4:30 p.m., savebay.org/seals.

Opening Reception “Mimicking the Passing of Time,” opens at DeBlois Gallery, 134 Aquidneck Ave., 5-7 p.m., 401-847- 9977 or www.debloisgallery.com.

‘Something Wicked This Way Comes’ Interactive murder mystery at Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 7 p.m., 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

The Carper Family Concert Common Fence Music presents The Carper Family, stunning threepart harmonies over bluegrass, old-time, country and swing, 933 Anthony Rd., Portsmouth, doors open at 7 p.m., music begins at 8 p.m., bring picnic basket or buy galley chowders, soups and chili, $20 in advance, $23 at door, commonfencemusic.org.

Free Comedy at Grand Ace Aceto’s Royal Flush Comedy show, Newport Grand, 150 Adm. Kalbfus Rd., 9 p.m., 18+, free, 401- 849-5100, newportgrand.com.

Sunday

April 6

Newport Restaurant Week Newport’s finest restaurants offer specially priced lunches and dinners through April 13.

Scenic Train Rides Enjoy a narrated 10-mile scenic ride along Narragansett Bay, Old Colony Railway Depot, 19 America’s Cup Ave., 11:45 a.m. and 2 p.m., 401-849-0546, ocnrr.com.

Gardening Help URI master gardeners offer info on gardening and free soil analysis, Prescott Farm, 2009 West Main Rd., 10 a.m.-noon, 401-846-4152 x 122.

Discover Colonial Walking Tour Hear stories of revolution, ruin and struggles for religious liberty as you stroll through 18th century Newport, departs from Museum of Newport History at Brick Market, 127 Thames St., 10:30 a.m., weather permitting, $15, reserve at 401-841-8770.

Jamestown Library Book Sale 1-5 p.m. See Saturday, April 5.

‘Screen and Discuss’ Series Redwood Library shows “The Kings of Pastry,” 50 Bellevue Ave., reception begins at 1:30 p.m., film and discussion follow, free but space limited, reserve at 401-847-0292 x112.

‘Saving Mr. Banks’ Free screening at Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 2 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Birds: Marvels of Science Lecture Series “How Quickly Things Change: How Birds Cope with a Changing Planet,” explores how and why environments change and the resulting impact on birds, Charles Clarkson, professor of biology, ecology, and conservation at Roger Williams and Salve Regina universities, presents, Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge, Sachuest Point Road, Middletown, 2-4 p.m., free, 401- 847-5511, sarah_ lang@fws.gov.

‘Rustle Up Some Grub’ Conclusion of two-part series on entomophagy, the practice of eating bugs as a source of nutrition, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, 3 p.m., members $8, non-members $10, register at 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Seal Watch Tours 4:30 and 5:30 p.m. See Saturday, April 5.

Monday

April 7

Newport Restaurant Week Newport’s finest restaurants offer three-course lunches for $16 or dinner for $35, discovernewportrestaurantweek.org.

Fort Adams Tours Guided tours of the nation’s largest coastal fortification, daily 12 and 2 p.m., weather dependent, 401- 619-1511, fortadams.org.

Computer Workshop iPad Tricks and Tips, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2 p.m., registration required, 401-847- 8720 x208.

Create your own custom puzzle at Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 4 p.m., ages 5+, no registration required, drop in, 401- 846-1573.

Tuesday

April 8

Pre-K Story Time Story time for preschoolers at the Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 10:30 a.m., public welcome, free, drop in, 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Lunch with the Artist Series Richard Tyre hosts a lunchtime discussion on “Were There Any Good, Successful Women Artists between 1830 and 1930?” Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 12 p.m., members free, non-members $8, bring lunch, 401-848-8200.

Book Chat Tuesday Book Group will discuss “The Orphan Master’s Son,” by Adam Johnson, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 1 p.m., 401- 847-8720.

Art-Ventures Explore the artwork of 15th-century painter Giuseppe Arcimboldo, work collaboratively to create an Arcimboldo-inspired wall mural, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 1 p.m., ages 5+, registration required, space limited, 401-846-1573.

Toastmaster Contest Toastmasters Area 74 International Speech and Table Topics Contest, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 6 p.m., contest begins promptly at 6 p.m., no admittance once contest begins, contact Eric Tavares at 774-202-4631 or etavares@comcast.net.

‘The Invisible War’ The American Association of University Women presents the “The Invisible War,” a documentary on sexual assault in the armed forces, Newport Public Library, 6:30 p.m., free, post-film discussion.

Wednesday

April 9

Newport Restaurant Week Newport’s finest restaurants offer three-course lunches for $16 or dinner for $35, discovernewportrestaurantweek.org.

‘The Legendary History of a Cursed Gem’ The Smithsonian’s Dr. Richard Kurin will discuss the history and lore of the 45-carat Hope diamond, Rosecliff, 6 p.m., members $15, non-members $20, 401-847-1000 x154.

Read Across R.I. Event “Collaboration and Community: FabNewport and the Spirit of the Maker Movement,” Newport Public Library, 7 p.m., 3D printing, and collaboration in relation to the 2014 book selection, “Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore,” 401-847- 8720 x103.

Thursday

April 10

Newport Restaurant Week Specials through April 13, discovernewportrestaurantweek.org.

Eight Bells Lecture The Eight Bells Lecture Series presents ““Pushing the Limits: The Remarkable Life and Times of Vice Admiral Allan Rockwell McCann, USN,” by Carl LaVO, Naval War College Museum, 12 p.m., free and open to the public but advance reservations required, limited seating, 401-841-1296.

Gardening Social with Roger Marshall Tips and tricks on starting seeds for the novice gardener, veterans swap seeds and seedlings with other island plant enthusiasts, all welcome, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 4:30-6 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Newport Gallery Night Newport’s art galleries offer evening hours, 5-8 p.m., Newport Art Museum and Redwood Library open, newportgalleries.org.

‘Monuments Woman’ Lecture Archeologist Laura Tedesco, who has worked in Afghanistan and other war-torn areas of the Near East as a representative of the U.S. State Department, discusses her experiences in the field and the role of cultural and historic preservation in diplomacy, Salve Regina University, Alletta Morris McBean Lecture Hall (Room 107), Antone Academic Center, Lawrence Avenue, 5 p.m., free.

Life of the Mind Salon Redwood Library presents Dr. Charles Watkins on how urban renewal impacts preservation, 50 Bellevue Ave., reception at 5:30 p.m., talk at 6 p.m., members free, non-members $10, reserve at 401- 847-0292 x112.

Teen DYI Candy Sushi Teens welcome to create candy sushi, Newport Public Library, 6 p.m., materials provided, free, drop in, 401-847-8720 x206.

Sixth Annual Food & Wine Expo Area restaurants and vendors host fundraising evening to benefit local high school music programs with wine and beer, tastings, music by local musicians, OceanCliff, 6-9 p.m., ages 21+only, $30, for tickets and reservations email patrick@marinacafepub.com.

Friday

April 11

Newport Restaurant Week Specials through April 13, discovernewportrestaurantweek.org.

Story in the Public Square Salve Regina University conference on the power of storytelling to shape American politics and culture, examines animation, feature documentary and television, as well as short documentary and video, Bazarsky Lecture Hall, 9 a.m., register at publicstory.org.

Computer Workshop Introduction to the Internet, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St.,

10:30 a.m., registration required, 401-847-8720 x208.

‘Captain Phillips’ Free screening of “Captain Phillips,” part of Oscar-nominated film series, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., 401-847-8720 x208, newportlibraryri.org.

Eyes on Amphibians Rescheduled from March 28, an evening of nature exploration to learn about amphibians, hike to Red Maple Pond, ages 7+, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, 5:30-7 p.m., members $6, non-members $8, register at 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Saturday

April 12

Newport Restaurant Week Specials through April 13, discovernewportrestaurantweek.org.

Seal Watch Tours 10 and 11 a.m. See Saturday, April 5.

Clean Ocean Access Meet to clean up Cliff Walk, Narragansett Avenue, 12-2 p.m., teams will venture south towards Ochre Point and north to Easton’s Beach, bring your own cup and Empire Coffee & Tea will provide coffee and cocoa, wear boots and gloves, cleanoceanaccess.org.

Spring Tree ID Walk Join arborist Jacqui Mitchell at the Norman Bird Sanctuary to learn how to identify deciduous trees and then hike the trails to do so, 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, 2 p.m., members $6, non-members $8, 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

‘Screen and Discuss’ Series Redwood Library shows “Louder Than a Bomb,” 50 Bellevue Ave., 3 p.m., members free, non-members $10, students $3, reserve at 401- 847-0292 x112.

‘Something Wicked This Way Comes’ 7 p.m. See Saturday, April 5.

Free Concert at Grand Sublime tribute by 40oz. to Freedom, Newport Grand, 150 Adm. Kalbfus Rd., 9 p.m., 18+, free, 401- 849-5100, newportgrand.com.

Sunday

April 13

Newport Restaurant Week Specials through April 13, discovernewportrestaurantweek.org.

Bird Walk Jay Manning leads guided bird walk at the Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, 8 a.m., no registration necessary, bring binoculars, 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Seal Watch Tours 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. See Saturday, April 5.

Scenic Train Rides Enjoy a narrated 10-mile scenic ride along Narragansett Bay, Old Colony Railway Depot, 19 America’s Cup Ave., 11:45 a.m. and 2 p.m., 401-849-0546, ocnrr.com.

‘Peter Rabbit’ at Redwood Newport Children’s Theatre performs at the Redwood, 50 Bellevue Ave., 1:30-2:30 p.m., members free, non-members $2, all ages, reserve at 401-847-0292 x105.

American Band Concert “Celebrating World Cultures” concert by The American Band of Rhode Island, Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., 2 p.m., $6.

Stone Walls of New England Dr. Robert Thorson, University of Connecticut, discusses the evolution of agricultural civilization told by stone walls, Middletown Historical Society, Paradise School, Paradise and Prospect avenues, 2 p.m., 401-849-1870.

Birds: Marvels of Science Lecture Series “What can I do? The Power of One,” explores how actions by individuals make a difference, Charles Clarkson, professor of biology, ecology, and conservation at Roger Williams and Salve Regina universities, presents, Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge, Sachuest Point Road, Middletown, 2-4 p.m., free, 401-847-5511, sarah_ lang@ fws.gov.

Musical Sundays Newport Public Library hosts Newport String Project, 3 p.m., free, 401-847-8720.

Sunday Afternoon Music The Friends music series presents Atwater Donnelly playing traditional American and Celtic folk songs, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 3 p.m., 401- 423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

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