2014-06-26 / Calendar

Summer in the City


The Fort Adams Trust hosts an afternoon of classic rock to benefit the historic fort on Sunday, June 29, from 2-8 p.m. John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band, Steely Dan Tribute Band “Hey Nineteen,” Eagles Tribute “Another Tequila Sunrise,” Dynamite Shack, Corruption Choir, Mama Dee, and Chakulla will perform. Food courts, with specialty drinks, beer and wine, will be available. No coolers, food or beverages may be brought inside the walls of the Fort. No personal alcohol is permitted in Fort Adams State Park. Bring blankets and low-back beach chairs. Tickets are $35/$15 for Fort Adams Trust members. Visit fortadams.org for tickets and more information. The Fort Adams Trust hosts an afternoon of classic rock to benefit the historic fort on Sunday, June 29, from 2-8 p.m. John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band, Steely Dan Tribute Band “Hey Nineteen,” Eagles Tribute “Another Tequila Sunrise,” Dynamite Shack, Corruption Choir, Mama Dee, and Chakulla will perform. Food courts, with specialty drinks, beer and wine, will be available. No coolers, food or beverages may be brought inside the walls of the Fort. No personal alcohol is permitted in Fort Adams State Park. Bring blankets and low-back beach chairs. Tickets are $35/$15 for Fort Adams Trust members. Visit fortadams.org for tickets and more information. Thursday

June 26

Curator’s Tour

Connoisseur’s look at the priceless products of renowned Newport furniture makers, led by Newport Restoration Foundation’s Director of Collections Bruce MacLeish, Samuel Whitehorne House, 416 Thames St., 5 p.m., registration required, $20, 401-846-4152 x122 or newportrestoration.org.

Business After Hours

Chamber of Commerce’s afterhours networking event, James L. Maher Center, 906 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, 5-7 p.m., members $5, non-members $25, register at 401-847-1608.

Second Beach Cleanup

Clean Ocean Access hosts shoreline cleanup at Sachuest Beach, Middletown, 5-6 p.m., info@cleanoceanaccess.org.

Sundown Thursdays

Free concert series at Fort Adams, 6 p.m.-sunset, The Steamahs, fortadams.org.

Comic Book Creation

Jamestown Philomenian Library hosts teen comic book creation program as part of summer reading, 26 North Rd., 7 p.m., 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Comedy on Tap at Vineyard

Juston McKinney opens Comedy & Wine series, Newport Vineyards, 909 East Main Rd., Middletown, 7 p.m., $20, advance ticketing at 401-848-5161 x0.

NewportFILM

Documentary screening of “Endless Abilities,” Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., 8:30 p.m., $5, newpor tfilm.com.

‘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.

Friday

June 27

Newport Flower Show

America’s premier summer flower show opens, “Journey: Grand Vistas,”

Rosecliff, 10:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., newportflowershow.com.

Whitehorne Museum

The Samuel Whitehorne House is home to some of the best examples of 18th-century Newport and Rhode Island furniture, 416 Thames St., tours run Thursday- Monday, guided tours at 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m., self-guided 11 a.m.-3 p.m., newportrestoration.org.

Redwood’s Book Sale

America’s oldest lending library hosts annual book sale, 50 Bellevue Ave., redwoodlibrary.org.

Newport Cabinetmaker’s Tour

Newport Restoration Foundation Executive Director Pieter Roos leads a walking tour of the Townsend and Goddard workshops, renowned Colonial era furniture makers, departs from Museum of Newport History at Brick Market, 127 Thames St., 3-5 p.m., space limited, $15, NHS members $10, reserve at 401-841-8770. Newport Gulls Newport’s collegiate league team plays the Ocean State Waves, Cardines Field, 20 America’s Cup Ave., 6:35 p.m., newportgulls.com.

Evening with the Raptors

Learn about raptors and how to spot in natural habitats, includes live presentation, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, 7 p.m., members $20, non-members $25, ages 21+, register at 401-846-2577 or normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Improv Comedy

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

Saturday

June 28

Reaching for the Stars

Women helping women, PEO accessories sale to benefit educational opportunities, for women, 175 Eustis Ave., 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

Newport Flower Show

America’s premier summer flower show opens, “Journey: Grand Vistas,” Rosecliff, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., newportflowershow.com.

Growers’ Market

Aquidneck Growers’ Market, local produce and products, 909 East Main Rd. (Newport Vineyards), Middletown, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., aquidneckgrowersmarket.org.

Redwood’s Book Sale

America’s oldest lending library hosts annual book sale, 50 Bellevue Ave., redwoodlibrary.org.

Golden to Gilded Walking Tour

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

Celebration of Craftsmanship

Visit the Samuel Whitehorne House, home to Doris Duke’s collection of 18th-centruy furniture, see wood crafting demonstrations, try out the tools, 416 Thames St., 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m., $6, kids 12 and under free, 401- 846-4152 x122 or newportrestoration.org.

Rose Lecture

Garden talk by Master Gardener Montine Ross on basic rose care, Paradise Valley Park, Paradise and Prospect avenues, Middletown, 10:30 a.m.

Redwood Book Club

Meet to discuss “The Brothers,” by Stephen Kinzor, 50 Bellevue Ave., 10:30 a.m., all welcome, 401-847- 9282, redwoodlibrary.org.

Butterfly Count

Naturalist Charles Avenengo will lead Ballard Park’s butterfly count, 10 a.m., 619-3377, ballardpark.org.

Long Wharf Concert Series

Carlos V. Ramos performs at the Shops at Long Wharf free outdoor concert series, America’s Cup Ave. and Marlborough St., 1-5 p.m.

Books and Authors Series

Karen Covey, author of “The Coastal Table: Recipes Inspired by the Farmlands and Seaside of Southern New England,” on her latest book, “Whitey on Trial, “ about Whitey Bulger, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 1 p.m., 401- 847-8720 x115.

Newport 375th Lecture “Newport 100 Years Ago: A Postcard View,” by James Garman, Edward King House, 35 King St., 2 p.m., free, newport375.com.

‘Sloppy 2nds’ Beach Cleanup

Rhody Surf's 3rd annual cleanup at Surfers’ End, Second Beach, Middletown, 4 p.m., free parking, supplies provided, rhodysurf.com.

Polo

Newport vs. Boston, Glen Farm, East Main Rd., Portsmouth, 5 p.m., nptpolo.com.

Murder Mystery

“Mobsters & Molls,” interactive murder mystery set in the Prohibition era, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 7 p.m., family friendly, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Sunday

June 29

Newport Flower Show

America’s premier summer flower show, “Journey: Grand Vistas,” Rosecliff, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., newportflowershow.com.

Mysteries of the Exploration

Center Learn about the creatures at the Save The Bay Exploration Center, 175 Memorial Blvd., 9 a.m., $10, pre-registration is required online at savebay.org/mysteries, 401-324- 6020.

Gardening Help

URI Master Gardeners offer basic soil analysis and answer gardening questions at Prescott Farm, 2009 West Main Rd., Middletown, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., free, newportrestoration.org.

Boyd’s Windmill and Museum

Historic Boyd’s Windmill, the only eight-vane windmill in the country, and Paradise School open for touring, Paradise and Prospect avenues, Middletown, 2-4 p.m., middletownhistory.org.

Newport ‘Rocks the Fort’

Seven bands rock the afternoon away, Fort Adams, 2-8 p.m., food, specialty drinks, wine and beer, $35, members $15, fortadams.org.

NIMfest Concert

Newport Independent Music Festival summer concert series with Joyce Katzberg, Jimmy Warren, and No Shamus performing folk, country, and sea chanteys, King Park, Wellington Ave., 3-6 p.m., bring lawn chairs, free.

Monday

June 30

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 a.m., weather permitting, $15, reserve at 401- 841-8770.

Rogues & Scoundrels Tour

See where scoundrels lived, pirates profited and criminals were punished in “Rogue’s Island,” departs from Museum of Newport History at Brick Market, 127 Thames St., 10:30 a.m., $15, reservations suggested, 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., 11 a.m.-3 p.m., call to reserve, 401- 841-8770, newporthistorical.org.

‘Fizz-licious’

Middletown Public Library hosts program by Farm Fresh Rhode Island, kids 8-12 learn about the importance of nutrition and get a hands-on opportunity to create nutritious fizzy drinks with locallygrown fruit, 700 West Main Rd., 11 a.m., registration required, 401- 846-1573.

‘Fizz, Boom, Read!’

Newport Public Library’s summer reading program opening fair, 300 Spring St., 1-4 p.m., Mad Science performance at 2:30 p.m., sign up for summer fun, 401-847-8720 x204.

Family Fun & Film Shorts

NewportFILM screens kids film shorts, Sweet Berry Farm, 915 Mitchell’s Lane, Middletown, 4-5:30 p.m. entertainment in the field, 5:30 p.m. shorts screen in barn house; documentary “Endless Abilities,” outdoors, 8:30 p.m., $5, newportfilm.com.

Newport Gulls

Newport’s collegiate league team plays the Mystic Schooners, Cardines Field, 20 America’s Cup Ave., 6:35 p.m., newportgulls.com.

Tuesday

July 1

Rose Island Lighthouse Tours

Tour the lighthouse museum and grounds, daily 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Rose Island access through Jamestown Newport ferry, 401-847- 4242, roseisland.org.

Golden to Gilded Walking Tour

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

Fizz, Boom, Read Science Lab

Science and fun for ages 3-6, “Play with Your Food,” Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 10:30 a.m., registration required, 401-846-1573.

Road to Independence Walking Tour

Learn about riots and rebellion as you stroll through the heart of colonial Newport, departs from Museum of Newport History, Brick Market, 127 Thames Street, 10:30 a.m., $15, 401-841-8770.

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.

Mad Science at Library

Jamestown Philomenian Library hosts mad science activities as part of summer reading, 26 North Rd., 4 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Beach Concert

The City of Newport’s Family Night opens with Abbey Rhode, Beatles tribute band, Easton’s Beach, 175 Memorial Blvd., 6 p.m., free, 401- 845-5810.

Wednesday

July 2

Weird Science Wednesdays

Science fun for ages 3+ with adult, “How Do You Measure Up?” science jokes, experiments, crafts, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 10:30 a.m., drop in, 401-846-1573.

Stones & Souls Walking Tour

Explore the Common Burying Ground, view the remarkable gravestones that make this cemetery a work of art and learn about select colonial-era and 19th-century residents who helped shape Newport history, departs from Museum of Newport History, Brick Market, 127 Thames Street, 10:30 a.m., $15, 401-841-8770.

Growers’ Market

Aquidneck Growers’ Market, local produce and products, Memorial Blvd. from Bellevue Ave. to Chapel St., 2-6 p.m., aquidneckgrowersmarket.org.

Newport Gulls

Newport’s collegiate league team plays the Valley Blue Sox, Cardines Field, 20 America’s Cup Ave., 6:35 p.m., newportgulls.com.

Family Friendly Funnies

Interactive improvisational comedy for the whole family with the Bit Players, Firehouse Theater, 4 Equality Park Place, 7 p.m., 401- 849-3473, firehousetheater.org.

Thursday

July 3

‘Seine and Discover’

Use seine nets to learn about marine life, family-friendly program, Sachuest Point Wildlife Refuge, Sachuest Point Rd., Middletown, 10 a.m., free, 401-847-5511 x203.

Road to Independence Walking Tour

Learn about riots and rebellion as you stroll through the heart of colonial Newport, departs from Museum of Newport History, Brick Market, 127 Thames Street, 10:30 a.m., $15, 401-841-8770.

‘Henna with Heather’ at the Redwood

Teens invited to learn about the science and history of henna and create designs, 50 Bellevue Ave., 2 p.m., free, 401-847-0292 x105.

Teen Movie at Library

Jamestown Philomenian Library screens “The Lego Movie,” for tweens/teens, pizza, 26 North Rd., 5 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Children’s Night

The City of Newport’s Children’s Night with singer T-Bone, Easton’s Beach, 175 Memorial Blvd., 6 p.m., free, 401-845-5810.

Sundown Thursdays

Free concert series at Fort Adams, 6-7 p.m. The Conversation, 7 p.m. Big Cat Blues, fortadams.org.

Friday

July 4

Independence Day

See page 13 for complete listing of holiday festivities.

Arts and Nature

Kids create nature based arts and crafts, Sachuest Point Wildlife Refuge, Sachuest Point Rd., Middletown, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., drop in, free, 401-847-5511 x203. sponsored by Newport This Week, Jane Pickens Theater, Washington Square, 12:30 p.m., janepickens.com.

Long Wharf Concerts

The Shops at Long Wharf Summer Series with Inca Son, Long Wharf Mall, America’s Cup Ave. and Marlborough St., 1-5 p.m., free.

Newport Gulls

Newport’s collegiate league team plays the New Bedford Bay Sox, Cardines Field, 20 America’s Cup Ave., 6:35 p.m., newportgulls.com.

Newport Fireworks

9 p.m. Newport Harbor.

Portsmouth Fireworks

9:30 p.m. Escobar’s Farm, Middle Rd.

Saturday

July 5

Rum & Revolution Walking Tour

Explore the changing role of alcohol in Newport through stories of taverns, distillers and rum runners, departs from Museum of Newport History, Brick Market, 127 Thames Street, 11 a.m., $15, 401-841-8770.

Long Wharf Summer Series

Ben Knight, Long Wharf Mall, America’s Cup Ave. and Marlborough St., 1-5 p.m., free.

Wild for Wildlife

Come explore the world around you in brand new ways, Sachuest Point Wildlife Refuge, Sachuest Point Rd., Middletown, 1:30-3:30 p.m., family-friendly program, free, 401-847-5511 x203.

Family Tennis Weekend

International Tennis Hall of Fame hosts family events during the qualifying tournament of the Tennis Hall of Fame Championships, 194 Bellevue Ave., 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 401-849-3990, tennisfame.com.

Opening Reception

DeBlois Gallery hosts opening reception for new exhibition by Dan McManus and Barbara Alpert, 134 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, 4-7 p.m., 401-847-9977, debloisgallery.com.

Polo

USA vs. Ireland, Glen Farm, East Main Rd., Portsmouth, 5 p.m., nptpolo.com.

‘Underway!’ Gala

Fundraiser for SSV Oliver Hazard Perry, RI’s official sailing education vessel, Newport Shipyard, 6-11 p.m., cocktails, entertainment, dinner/ dance and live auction, dockside ship tours, ticketed event, call 401-841-0080 or email jess@ohpri.org.

Murder Mystery

“Ballgowns, Bling & Betrayal,” interactive murder mystery set in the Prohibition era, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 7 p.m., family friendly, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Asado Lamb Roast

Post-polo outdoor supper with the teams, advance ticketing only, Glen Farm, East Main Rd., Portsmouth, 7:15 p.m., 401-847-7090, nptpolo.com.

Jamestown Fireworks

9 p.m. East Ferry Beach.

Sunday

July 6

Bird Walk

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

Family Tennis Weekend

10 a.m. – 3 p.m. See Saturday, July 5 for details.

Gardening Help

URI Master Gardeners offer basic soil analysis and answer gardening questions at Prescott Farm, 2009 West Main Rd., Middletown, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., free, newportrestoration.org.

Guided Nature Walks

Family-friendly guided walks at Sachuest Point, meet at Visitors Center, Sachuest Point Rd., Middletown, 1:30-3:30 p.m., free, 401-847- 5511 x203.

Boyd’s Windmill and Museum

Historic Boyd’s Windmill, the only eight-vane windmill in the country, and Paradise School open for touring, Paradise and Prospect avenues, Middletown, 2-4 p.m., middletownhistory.org.

NIMfest Concert

Newport Independent Music Festival summer concert series with jazz by the Lois Vaughn Quartet, La Mechante et Le Connard opening on bass and ukulele, King Park, Wellington Ave., 3-6 p.m., bring lawn chairs, free.

Live Music

Thursday, June 26
Buskers–Tom Hanson, 8 -11 p.m.
Fort Adams–Steamahs, 6 p.m.
Midtown Oyster Bar–Diesel, 8 p.m.
Pier 49–Meehan Krous, 6-10 p.m.
Friday, June 27
Atlantic Beach Club–Mac Chrupcala
Jazz Band, 8 p.m.-12 a.m.
Buskers–The Amadons, 9 p.m. -12 a.m.
Custom House –Open Mic with John
Hillman and Graham Gibbs, 6-9 p.m.
The Fifth Element–David & Chenot
La Forge Casino Restaurant–Dave
Manuel on Piano, 7-11 p.m.
Middletown VFW–Karaoke with Papa
John Moitoza, 8:30 p.m.
Midtown Oyster Bar–Honky Tonk
Knights, 9:30 p.m.
Newport Elks Club–The Kane Brothers,
6 p.m.
Newport Grand Lounge–Java Jive, 9
p.m.
Pier 49–Milt Javery, 1-5 p.m.; Positivity,
6-10 p.m.
Rhumbline–Nick Sanfilippo, 6:30 p.m.
The Port–John Erikson, 7-11 p.m.

Saturday, June 28

Atlantic Beach Club–Los Gatos,
9 p.m.-1 a.m.
Buskers–Brian Twohey, 12 p.m.-1 a.m.
The Fifth Element–The Ubiquitones, 10
p.m.-1 a.m.
La Forge Casino Restaurant–Dave
Manuel on Piano, 7-11 p.m.
Greenvale Vineyard–Amanda Carr,
Yvonne Monnett, Genevieve Rose, Rick
Wells, 1-4 p.m.
Long Wharf–Carlos V. Ramos, 1-5 p.m.
Midtown Oyster Bar–Diesel, 9:30 p.m.
Newport Grand Lounge–Summer
School, 9 p.m.
Newport Grand Entertainment–Forever
Young-Neil Young Tribute Band, 9 p.m.
Pier 49–Dave Manuel Duo, 1-5 p.m.;
John Paolillo, 6-10 p.m.
Rhumbline–Joe Parillo, 6:30 p.m.
The Port–Alger Mitchell, 1-5 p.m.;
Steamah’s, 8-12 p.m.
Valley Inn–The Kane Brothers, 6 p.m.
Sunday, June 29
Atlantic Beach Club–Mac Chrupcala
Jazz Quartet, 3-7 p.m.
Buskers–Tom Lanigan, 5-8 p.m.
Clarke Cooke House – Bobby Ferreira,
12:30-3:30 p.m.
Fastnet–Irish session, 5-9 p.m.

King Park–Joyce Katzbery, No Shamus,
and Jim McGrath, 3-6 p.m.
Midtown Oyster Bar–The Choos
Newport Vineyards–The Kane Brothers,
4:30 p.m.
Pier 49 – Dave Manuel Duo, 1-5 p.m.;
Jim Hitte, 6-10 p.m.
The Fifth Element–The Lois Vaughan
Jazz Trio, 6-9 p.m.
The Port–Stu Krous, 2-6 p.m.
Monday, June 30
Fastnet Pub – The Ubiquitones, 10
p.m.-1 a.m.
Pier 49–Steve Mortrude, 6-10 p.m.
The Fifth Element–Doug Wolverton,
9 p.m.
Tuesday, July 1
Newport Grand Lounge– Karaoke,
8 p.m.
Pier 49–Milt Javery Trio, 6-10 p.m.
Wednesday, July 2
Midtown Oyster Bar–John Erikson, 7
p.m.
Newport Grand Lounge– Karaoke
Contest, 7 p.m.
Norey’s–Milton, 9 p.m.
Pier 49–Meehan Krous, 6-10 p.m.
Sardella’s – Dick Lupino, Jim Porcella,
Kent Hewitt, 7:30-10 p.m.

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