2014-07-31 / Calendar

Summer City

Thursday

July 31

Newport BridgeFest Final day of live local music festival, events across the island, newportbridgefest.com.

‘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.

Animal Experiences Dave Marchetti introduces kids 4+ to turtles, lizards, snakes and alligators, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10:30 a.m., drop in, 401-846-1573.

‘Beasts Can Drum’ Story Time Music and art story hour, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 11 a.m., free, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

‘Rocks Rock’ Workshop Children ages 7-12 will hike through Ballard Park, identify the rock types, and discover how hikers used rocks as trail markers, 1-2:30 p.m., $7, rain date is the next day, registration required, 401-619-3377, ballardpark.org.

‘Jazz to Tell a Story’ Composer Ron Sanfilippo presents on the inspiration behind his new jazz work, "Where is the Peace? Music to Honor Veterans," Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 2:30 p.m., free, 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Jazz After Dark at Rough Point Enjoy an evening of jazz and conversation, introduced by legendary George Wein, live music by URI music students before and after the discussion, 680 Bellevue Ave., 5-8 p.m., $10, $5 age 12 and under, cash bar, advance registration suggested, newportrestoration.org.

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

Create Your Own Fairy Garden Farmer’s Daughter gardening hosts a workshop demonstration on how to create and care for a miniature garden, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 6 p.m., drop in, sponsored by Middletown Garden Club, 401- 846-1573.

Newport Interactive Marketers Free networking event, Hotel Viking rooftop, 6-9 p.m., register at bit.ly/NIMevents.

Junior League Info Session Junior League of Rhode Island hosts information session and social gathering for local women, Hotel Viking, One Bellevue Ave., 6 p.m., learn about the community outreach work of the Junior League, jlri.org.

Children’s Night The City of Newport’s Children’s Night with storyteller Keith Munslow, Easton’s Beach, 175 Memorial Blvd., 6 p.m., free, 401-845-5810.

Camp Anniversary Celebrate the Norman Bird Sanctuary’s 55th year of summer camp with an open house, picnic on the lawn (BYOP- Bring Your Own Picnic), nature activities, campfire, s’mores, contests, prizes, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 6-8 p.m., free but registration required, 401-846- 2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Big Band Concert BridgeFest presents the Navy Band Northeast Show Band, Queen Anne Square, 6 p.m., free, newportbridgefest.com.

Beach Idol Contest Kids’ version of “American Idol” following the Children’s Night performance at Easton’s Beach, participants under age 15 register at the Easton’s Beach Snack Bar at 6:30 p.m., bring music on iPod, for more information call 401-855-1910.

Art Show Opening All Fired Up Pottery and Gallery, 662 Thames St., 6:30 p.m., sculpture by Larry Frank, photo montage by Dan McManus, oil paintings by Bob Sabin, ceramics by Lee Segal, 401-846-0222.

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

NewportFILM Outdoors Screening of “Keep on Keepin’ On,” Marble House lawn, 596 Bellevue Ave., 8:10 p.m., $5, post-film Q&A with director Alan Hicks, newportfilm.com.

Friday

August 1

Newport Jazz Festival Opens America’s favorite jazz festival opens at Fort Adams, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., music on three stages, newportjazzfest.org.

Rough Point Tours Guided tours of Doris Duke’s Newport home, includes the “No Rules: The Personal Style of Doris Duke” exhibit, 680 Bellevue Ave., tours run Tuesday-Sunday, 10:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m., newportrestoration.org.

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.

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

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.

Newport Concert Series Three Doors Down Acoustic performs, Newport Yachting Center, 4 Commercial Wharf, 7 p.m., newportwaterfrontevents.com.

Jazz Opening Night Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and Dee Dee Bridgewater, International Tennis Hall of Fame at the Casino, gates 6:30 p.m., concert, 8 p.m., newportjazzfest.org.

Saturday

August 2

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

Jamestown Studios Tour A free tour of artists’ studios and galleries will be held in Jamestown, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., presented by the Jamestown Alliance for Artist Sustainability, maps available at the Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St. and at Kate Mercer Photography Studio, 47 Conanicus Ave.

‘Take Me Fishing’ Day Family fishing activities, loaner poles and free bait available, Sachuest Point Wildlife Refuge, Sachuest Point Rd., Middletown, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., free, rain or shine, 401- 847-5511 x203.

Newport Jazz Festival Music on three stages with dozens of performers including Gregory Porter, Robert Glasper Experiment, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Fort Adams, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., newportjazzfest.org.

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 Concerts The Shops at Long Wharf summer series with Amy Kucharik, Long Wharf Mall, America’s Cup Ave. and Marlborough St., 1-5 p.m., free.

Redwood Lecture The John Quinlan Murphy Summer Lecture features noted Gershwin pianist and scholar Dr. Orin Grossman, who will discuss George Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue," reception will follow the event, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 4 p.m., free but space limited, reserve at 401-847-0292 x102, redwoodlibrary.org.

Gala Reception DeBlois Gallery’s opening reception celebrating its 30th anniversary and annual members’ show, 134 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, 4-7 p.m., 401-847-9977, debloisgallery.com.

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

Opening Reception Spring Bull Gallery hosts opening reception for Artists’ Choice exhibit, 55 Bellevue Ave., 5-7 p.m., 401- 849-9166, springbullgallery.com.

Murder Mystery “Ballgowns, Bling & Betrayal,” interactive murder mystery set in the late 1800s, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 7 p.m., family friendly, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Newport Comedy Series Comedian Artie Lange performs at the Newport Yachting Center, 4 Commercial Wharf, 7:30 p.m., newportwaterfrontevents.com.

Improv Comedy Interactive comedy with the Bit Players, Firehouse Theater, 4 Equality Park Place, 8 and 10 p.m., 401- 849-3473, firehousetheater.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

August 3

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.

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.

Newport Jazz Festival Music on three stages with dozens of performers including Brubeck Brothers, Mingus Band, Bobby Mc- Ferrin, Fort Adams, 11 a.m. -7 p.m., newportjazzfest.org.

Meet the Candidates Democratic candidates meet and greet at the Elks Lodge, Bellevue Ave. and Pelham St., 12-3 p.m., free, food, beverages, music, raffle, all welcome.

‘On The Bricks’ Concert Free concert with In Tandem, Brick Market Place, 1-5 p.m.

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 Another Roadside Attraction playing original pop and blues music, King Park, Wellington Ave., 3-6 p.m., bring lawn chairs, free.

Monday

August 4

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.

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.

Irish History Film Free screening of “The Minnitts of Anabeg,” Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 3 and 5:30 p.m., free but reservations required, tickets available for 3 p.m. screening only, reception at 5 p.m., Q&A with writer/director Alan Brown following screenings, reserve at tpm1@earthlink.net or 401-841-5493.

Mad Hatter Children’s Party Croquet, scavenger hunts along park trails, hat-making, refreshments, Ballard Park, use Hazard Road entrance, 4-6 p.m., advance ticketing $20 adults, $10 children, 401-619-3377, ballardpark.org.

Jamestown Farmers Market Local farmers, artists and food trucks, Fort Getty Pavilion, Jamestown, 4-7 p.m.

Teen Henna Local henna artist Ka Yan Kan will create individual henna tattoos for teens, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4 p.m., refreshments, 401-847-8720 x206.

Free Band Concert Bailey T’s hosts free Newport Community Band concert of patriotic marches, big band classics and popular show tunes, in front of 12 Long Wharf Mall, 6:30 p.m., bring lawn chairs and picnic fare, weather permitting, no rain date.

Monday Night Mysteries Discuss “The Cuckoo’s Calling,” by Robert Galbraith (JK Rowling), Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 7 p.m., drop-ins and new members welcome, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Tuesday

August 5

The Science of Art: Collage Kids ages 5+ hear stories and create art inspired by collage work of picture book artists Eric Carle and Lois Ehlert, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10 a.m., drop in, 401-847-8720 x204.

Hula Hooping on the Lawn Jamestown Philomenian Library offers a fun exercise program with instruction by Susan Whitney and loaner hoops, 26 North Rd., 10 a.m., free, register at 401-423-7281.

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.

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.

Animal Program Dave Marchetti introduces youngsters to out-of-the-ordinary

animals, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 4 p.m., free, 401-423-7281.

Rough Point Landscape Tour Learn about the distinguished design history of the landscape, first created by Frederick Law Olmsted, Rough Point, 680 Bellevue Ave., 5:30 p.m., reserve at 401-846-4152, newportrestoration.org.

Yoga on the Beach Third Beach, Middletown, 6 p.m., weather permitting, $10, bring a bed sheet or large beach blanket, 860-965-9995.

‘Great Houses of Havana’ Lecture Architect and author Hermes Mallea will discuss the development of Cuban homes from Spanish colonial to the Tropical Modernist houses that reconciled international style with the island's colonial traditions, Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Ave., 6 p.m. reception and book signing, 7 p.m., members $20, non-members $25, advance reservations required, reserve online at newportmansions.org or call 401- 847-1000 x111.

SVF Lecture Tufts professor Dr. Chris Whittier will present “Health Challenges for Wild Gorillas in Central Africa,” SVF Foundation, 152 Harrison Ave., 7 p.m., free but reservations required, reserve at kate@svffoundation.org or 401-848-7229 x10.

Dinner and Concert Series Sweet Berry Farm presents Jesse Liam Band playing Top 40 hits from the 50s to the present, 915 Mitchell’s Lane, Middletown, 6 p.m., dinner available (call to reserve), 401- 847-3912, sweetberryfarmri.com.

Beach Concert The City of Newport’s Family Night with Down City Band playing 70s-present, Easton’s Beach, 175 Memorial Blvd., 6 p.m., free, 401- 845-5810.

Wednesday

August 6

Hall of Fame Tennis Challenge The 12th Annual Corporate Tennis Challenge for New England corporate/ business executives to get together for a day of friendly competition, 72 players, men's, women's and mixed doubles matches, cocktails and dinner, raffle and auction, 194 Bellevue Ave., rain date Aug. 13, 401- 849-3990, tennisfame.com.

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.

Hitchcock Series Free screening of “Stage Fright” (1950), starring Marlene Dietrich and Jane Wyman, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., 401-847-8720 x208.

Sink or Float?’ Kids ages 5-8 do science experiments, activities and a take-home craft, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., registration required, 401- 847-8720 x204.

Canine Couture Casting Call Well-behaved fashionable dogs and owners audition for annual canine fashion show at Rough Point, 680 Bellevue Ave., 4-7 p.m., rain date Aug. 7, 401-846-4152 x122.

Genealogy Workshop Helen Smith leads workshop series on family genealogy research, Wednesdays in August, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 6:30 p.m., register at the front desk, 401-423-7281.

Newport Concert Series Boz Scaggs: The Memphis Tour, Newport Yachting Center, 4 Commercial Wharf, 7 p.m., newportwaterfrontevents.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.

Movies on the Rocks Free screening of “Jaws” at Ballard Park quarry meadow, use Hazard Road entrance, dusk, bring lawn chairs and blankets, ballardpark.org.

Thursday

August 7

Dragonflies and Butterflies Workshop Children ages 7-12 will learn about dragonflies and butterflies and make their own terrariums, Ballard Park, 1-2:30 p.m., $7, rain date is the next day, registration required, 401-619-3377, ballardpark.org.

Design a Robot Design your own tin can robot using magnets and a variety of recyclable materials, ages 8-12, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., registration required, 401- 847-8720 x204.

Teen Movie “Iron Man” screens at Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4 p.m., snacks, drop in, 401- 847- 8720 x206.

Free Film Documentary Free screening of the film “How to Die in Oregon,” winner of the 2011 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize for Documentaries, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 5:30 p.m., reserve at 401-847-0295 x112, redwoodlibrary.org.

Children’s Night The City of Newport’s Children’s Night with magician Tommy James, Easton’s Beach, 175 Memorial Blvd., 6 p.m., free, 401-845- 5810.

Sundown Thursdays Free concert series at Fort Adams, 6 p.m. Andy & Judy, 7:30 p.m. Matt Bruneau and Leslie Grimes, fortadams.org.

Sesquicentennial Lecture Curator for the Preservation Society of Newport County Paul Miller discusses “Richard Morris Hunt's Early Newport Interiors,” 76 Bellevue Ave., 6 p.m., members $10, non-members $15, newportartmuseum.org.

Beach Idol Contest Kids’ version of “American Idol” following the Children’s Night performance at Easton’s Beach, participants under age 15 register at the

Easton’s Beach Snack Bar at 6:30 p.m., singers bring music on iPod, for more information call 401-855- 1910.

RIFF Rhode Island International Film Festival screens two shorts and one feature film at Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 8 p.m., riff.org.

Friday

August 8

Tango Weekend A weekend of tango dancing and instruction, Pell Center, 518 Bellevue Ave., details and registration at providencetango.com.

Fort Adams Tours Guided tours of the nation’s largest coastal fortification, daily tours depart hourly 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., weather dependent, 401-619- 1511, fortadams.org.

Rough Point Tours Guided tours of Doris Duke’s Newport home, includes the “No Rules: The Personal Style of Doris Duke” exhibit, 680 Bellevue Ave., tours run Tuesday-Sunday, 10:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m., newportrestoration.org.

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.

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

Newport Comedy Series Comedian Nick Swardson performs at the Newport Yachting Center, 4 Commercial Wharf, 7:30 p.m., newportwaterfrontevents.com.

RIFF Rhode Island International Film Festival screens two shorts and one feature film at Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 8 p.m., riff.org.

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.

Saturday

August 9

Tango Weekend See Friday, Aug. 8.

Rose Island Battle of the Bay Stand up paddle, kayak and surf ski race, launch at Fort Adams head north to the Newport Bridge and finish on Rose Island, 9 a.m. start, prizes will be awarded for each class, register at paddleguru.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.

Watercolor Workshop Artist Vicki Iannuccillo presents full-day watercolor workshop, 455 North Rd., Jamestown, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., bring materials and lunch, rain date Aug. 10, all levels of experience welcome, members $25, non-members $40, registration required, 401-423-0005, historicnewengland.org.

‘Mad Science’ Grand Finale Middletown Public Library wraps up children’s summer reading program with mad science show and ice cream, 700 West Main Rd., 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 401-846-1573.

Reggae Festival Daylong celebration with full lineup of internationally-recognized reggae bands, Newport Yachting Center, America’s Cup Ave., gates at noon, music 12:30-10 p.m., newportwaterfrontevents.com.

Long Wharf Concerts The Shops at Long Wharf summer series with The Playboys, Long Wharf Mall, America’s Cup Ave. and Marlborough St., 1-5 p.m., free.

‘Legend of King Arthur’ The Homestead Stage Company performs “The Legend of King Arthur” for kids of all ages, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 2 p.m., reserve at 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Kids’ Matinee “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2” screens at Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., drop in, 401- 847-8720 x204. ‘War and Peace’ The Pell Center at Salve Regina University's Story in the Public Square program partner with the Rhode Island International Film Festival to screen documentaries “The War Photographers” and “The Newport Effect,” Jane Pickens Theater, 2 p.m., $10, bit.ly/1rEK1Hr.

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

Le Bal Francais Black tie gala for the Preservation Society at Marble House, 596 Bellevue Ave., 7 p.m., newportmansions.org.

Free Concert at Grand Pink Floyd tribute by Think Pink Floyd, Newport Grand, 150 Adm. Kalbfus Rd., 9 p.m., 18+, free, 401- 849-5100, newportgrand.com.

Sunday

August 10

‘On The Bricks’ Concert Free concert with The Playboys, Brick Market Place, 1-5 p.m.

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 Chelley, Bill & Dyl playing favorite classic and current hits, Olivia Chaves opening, King Park, Wellington Ave., 3-6 p.m., bring lawn chairs, free.

Klezmer Concert Free concert by Yiddishkeit Klezmer Ensemble, in celebration of Newport’s 375th anniversary, Patriots Park, Touro St., 4:30 p.m., rain venue Colony House.

Newport Concert Series Gregg Allman with special guest Jaimoe's Jasssz Band, Newport Yachting Center, 4 Commercial Wharf, 6 p.m., newportwaterfrontevents.com.

‘Set Sail for a Novel Evening’ Newport Public Library’s annual fundraiser, 300 Spring St., 6-8:30 p.m., $75, 401-847-8720 x100.

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