2014-08-28 / Calendar

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Saturday, Aug. 30, at 7:30 p.m. for the last engagement of the Newport Summer Comedy Series. The comedian considers her big break to be her fourth-place finish in the fifth season of “Last Comic Standing” in 2007. Her debut standup album “Cutting” was released in 2011 and quickly shot to the top of “best of” lists. Since then, she has established her bona fides through appearances on comedic staples such as “The Howard Stern Show,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “Conan,” and “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.” Schumer is also the creator, writer, and star of “Inside Amy Schumer,” which premiered The irreverent Amy Schumer on Comedy Central in April sweeps into the Newport of 2013. Yachting Center with her “Back Limited single seats and Door Tour” on Labor Day weekend. standing room only tickets are available. Call the Newport Christened the “Biggest Potty Yachting Center box Mouth in America” by GQ magazine, office at 800-745-3000 or visit Schumer takes center stage on NewportComedy.com for details. Saturday, Aug. 30, at 7:30 p.m. for the last engagement of the Newport Summer Comedy Series. The comedian considers her big break to be her fourth-place finish in the fifth season of “Last Comic Standing” in 2007. Her debut standup album “Cutting” was released in 2011 and quickly shot to the top of “best of” lists. Since then, she has established her bona fides through appearances on comedic staples such as “The Howard Stern Show,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “Conan,” and “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.” Schumer is also the creator, writer, and star of “Inside Amy Schumer,” which premiered The irreverent Amy Schumer on Comedy Central in April sweeps into the Newport of 2013. Yachting Center with her “Back Limited single seats and Door Tour” on Labor Day weekend. standing room only tickets are available. Call the Newport Christened the “Biggest Potty Yachting Center box Mouth in America” by GQ magazine, office at 800-745-3000 or visit Schumer takes center stage on NewportComedy.com for details. Thursday


The Fall Secret Garden Tour offers guests an insider’s look at the private gardens of luxury homes in the Bellevue Avenue and Ocean Drive area Friday - Sunday, Sept. 5-7. Three gardens are new to the tour this year, and many favorites are back by popular demand. Locations are kept secret until the tour begins, but rumor has it that author Bettie Bearden Pardee has opened her gardens at Parterre and will hold a book signing. Tickets are $20 in advance online at secretgardentours.org, $25 on event day. They are valid for one admission to each property and may be used all three days. Pick up tickets and a map on tour days at Kingscote, 253 Bellevue Ave., 10 a.m.-5p.m. This is a rain or shine event. All proceeds benefit arts education in island schools. The Fall Secret Garden Tour offers guests an insider’s look at the private gardens of luxury homes in the Bellevue Avenue and Ocean Drive area Friday - Sunday, Sept. 5-7. Three gardens are new to the tour this year, and many favorites are back by popular demand. Locations are kept secret until the tour begins, but rumor has it that author Bettie Bearden Pardee has opened her gardens at Parterre and will hold a book signing. Tickets are $20 in advance online at secretgardentours.org, $25 on event day. They are valid for one admission to each property and may be used all three days. Pick up tickets and a map on tour days at Kingscote, 253 Bellevue Ave., 10 a.m.-5p.m. This is a rain or shine event. All proceeds benefit arts education in island schools. August 28

‘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.

Corn Maze Get lost in an 8-acre maize maze at Escobar’s Highland Farm, 255 Middle Rd., Portsmouth, 10 a.m.- dusk, 401-864-1064, escobarshighlandfarm.com.

‘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. Note: beginning next week the group will meet on Wednesdays.


Corn maze fun is in full swing at Escobar’s Highland Farm, off Middle Road in Portsmouth, and visitors of all ages are welcome to make their way through eight acres of corn that’s “as high as an elephant’s eye.” This year’s design is an homage to the 75th anniversary of “The Wizard of Oz” and incorporates all sorts of twists and turn to frustrate even the most savvy fans of the maize maze. No fear, you won’t see “lions and tigers and bears (oh, my!)” on the trail, and “corn cops” will be on duty to ensure that no one stays lost for too long. Hours are 10 a.m.-dusk Monday-Saturday, and Sunday 11 a.m.-dusk. After Labor Day hours are Friday 3:30-dusk, Saturday 10 a.m.-dusk, and Sunday 11 a.m.-dusk. Admission is $8 for ages 12+, $6 for 5-11, and free for those 4 and under. Call 401-683-1444 for more info. Corn maze fun is in full swing at Escobar’s Highland Farm, off Middle Road in Portsmouth, and visitors of all ages are welcome to make their way through eight acres of corn that’s “as high as an elephant’s eye.” This year’s design is an homage to the 75th anniversary of “The Wizard of Oz” and incorporates all sorts of twists and turn to frustrate even the most savvy fans of the maize maze. No fear, you won’t see “lions and tigers and bears (oh, my!)” on the trail, and “corn cops” will be on duty to ensure that no one stays lost for too long. Hours are 10 a.m.-dusk Monday-Saturday, and Sunday 11 a.m.-dusk. After Labor Day hours are Friday 3:30-dusk, Saturday 10 a.m.-dusk, and Sunday 11 a.m.-dusk. Admission is $8 for ages 12+, $6 for 5-11, and free for those 4 and under. Call 401-683-1444 for more info. Business After Hours Chamber of Commerce’s afterhours networking event, All Island Landscaping, 2829 East Main Rd., Portsmouth, 5-7 p.m., members $5, non-members $10, register at 401- 847-1608.

Sundown Thursdays Free concert series at Fort Adams, 6 p.m., Triple Threat Blues Crusade, fortadams.org.

Music on The Point Alex Battles sings John Prine, Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash tunes on the lawn at Saint John the Evangelist, corner of Washington and Willow streets, 6 p.m., bring chairs and blankets, free, donations welcome, beer and wine available.

NewportFILM Outdoors Green Screen “Emptying the Skies” screens at Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, pre-party begins at 6:30 p.m., screening at 7:45 p.m., film only $5, pre-party and film $30, post-film Q&A with producer and co-director Roger Kass, (rain venue: Casino Theater, 9 Freebody St.), newportfilm.com.

Friday

August 29

Rose Island Lighthouse Tours Last weekend of the season to tour the lighthouse museum and grounds, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Rose Island

access through Jamestown- Newport ferry, 401-847-4242, roseisland.org.

Corn Maze 10 a.m.-dusk, see Aug. 28.

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, new exhibit “Paul Szep: Famous Faces,” 492 Bellevue Ave., Thursday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., americanillustration.org.

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.

Newport Rocks the Fort A summer classic rock music event

with Rick Derringer, Rhett Tyler and Early Warning, the music of Steely Dan performed by Hey Nineteen, and Chakulla and the Hunger Bus, Fort Adams, 7-11 p.m., food, specialty drinks, wine and beer, $25, fortadams.org.

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

Saturday

August 30

Newport SUP Cup Stand up paddleboard race around Goat Island, Newport Shipyard, 9 a.m., 3-mile recreational and 6-mile elite courses, big prizes, register at newportsupcup.coastalurge.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.

Corn Maze 10 a.m.-dusk, see Aug. 28.

Classic Yacht Regatta Race weekend for restored classics and traditional design yachts, off Fort Adams, noon start, 401-848- 5777, x202, iyrs.edu.

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

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

Wild for Wildlife New learning adventures at Sachuest Point Wildlife Refuge, Sachuest Point Rd., Middletown, 1:30-3:30 p.m., drop in, free, 401- 847-5511 x203.

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

Classic Yacht Regatta Community Party Classic Yacht Regatta kicks off with community cocktail party, cash bar, music, Fort Adams, 6-8 p.m., 401-848-5777.

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.

Newport Comedy Series Comedian Amy Schumer performs at the Newport Yachting Center, 4 Commercial Wharf, 7:30 p.m., ages 16+, newportwaterfrontevents.com.

Improv Comedy 8 and 10 p.m. See Friday, Aug. 29.

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

Sunday

August 31

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.

Classic Yacht Parade Fifty classic yachts sail around Newport Harbor before races begin, 10:30 a.m., 401-848-5777, x202, iyrs.edu.

Rose Island Music Festival Multiple bands perform on the island that’s “a mile off shore and a century in the past,” Rose Island, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., $29 members, $35 non-members, includes boat transportation, 401-847-4242, roseislandlighthousefoundation.org.

Corn Maze 11 a.m.-dusk, see Aug. 28.

Classic Yacht Regatta Race weekend for restored classics and traditional design yachts, off Fort Adams, races start at noon, 401-848-5777, x202, iyrs.edu.

‘On The Bricks’ Concert Free concert with Mark Gorman, 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 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 Crash Land Band playing popular tunes, King Park, Wellington Ave., 3-6 p.m., bring lawn chairs, free.

Newport Concert Series Blues Jam with Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band, Roomful of Blues, James Montgomery, Newport Yachting Center, 4 Commercial Wharf, 4 p.m., newportwaterfrontevents.com.

Monday

September 1

Labor Day

Corn Maze 10 a.m.-dusk, see Aug. 28.

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.

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

Tuesday

September 2

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.

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.

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.

Wednesday

September 3

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.

‘Divergent’ Screening for Teens Redwood Library hosts first screening in the Books to Movies Fall Movie Series with “Divergent,” 50 Bellevue Ave., 4-6 p.m., come early to discuss your favorite dystopian books and films, free, ages 13+, snacks, 401-847-0292.

‘If It’s Wednesday, 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.

Book Chat for Knitters Bring knitting, crocheting or other fiber craft project to work and talk about your favorite books, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 7 p.m., 401-847-8720 x117.

Thursday

September 4

Business Before Hours Chamber of Commerce’s before work networking event, Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt, 198 Thames St., 8 a.m., register at 401-847-1608.

Nature Story Time Parents and preschoolers meet at the Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 10:30 a.m., story paired with themed activity, free but registration required, 401-846-2577, normanbirdsancturay.org.

Eight Bells Lecture The Eight Bells Lecture Series presents “Rebalancing U.S. Forces: Basing and Forward Presence in the Asia-Pacific,” by editors Carnes Lord and Andrew S. Erickson, Naval War College Museum, 12 p.m., free and open to the public but advance reservations required, limited seating, 401-841-2101.

‘Addressing Thee’ at Colony House Costumed interpreters will present “Addressing Thee: Letters from the

Obadiah Williams Papers,” reading excerpts from letters written between family members during the first half of the 19th century, Colony House, 5 p.m., NHS members $1, non-members $5, reserve at 401-841-8770.

Sundown Thursdays Free concert series at Fort Adams, 6 p.m. The Merge, fortadams.org.

NewportFILM Outdoors Green Screen Funded as a gift to the ocean and four years in the making, the Netflix original documentary “Mission Blue” follows oceanographer Dr. Sylvia Earl in her efforts to protect the ocean from the pollution, overfishing and climate change, King Park (rain venue Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St.), 7:15 p.m., $5, newportfilm.com.

Friday

September 5

Secret Garden Tours Visit private gardens off Bellevue Ave and Ocean Drive, proceeds benefit arts education in area public schools, start at Kingscote, 253 Bellevue Ave., 10 a.m.-5p.m., $20 in advance, $25 event day, secretgardentours.org.

‘Ageless Art’ Opening Opening reception for “Ageless Art,” works done by island seniors, Middletown Public Library, 900 West Main Rd., 11 a.m.

Corn Maze 3:30 p.m.-dusk, see Aug. 28.

Jamestown Library Fundraiser An Evening at Fowler's Rock to benefit the Friends of the Jamestown Library, 340 East Shore Road, 5:30-8 p.m., live and silent auctions, live jazz, tickets are $40, available at the library or call 401- 423-7280.

Saturday

September 6

‘Quarter ‘Til with Bach and Friends’ Fifteen minute concerts on 1894 Hook & Hastings organ, St. John the Evangelist, Washington and Willow streets, 8:45 a.m., 11:45 a.m., 2:45 p.m., 5:45 p.m., and 8:45 p.m., 25 cents donation.

ALT Walk & Talk Learn about migratory bird research and banding by Salve Regina University Professor Jim Chace and his students, free but limited space, Sweet Flag parcel by Bailey’s Brook, park at the Middletown Police Station, 123 Valley Rd., 9-11 a.m., reserve at 401-849-2799 x18 or email jpohl@ailt.org.

Secret Garden Tours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. See Friday, Sept. 5.

Saturday Book Club Discuss “Burial Rites,” by Hannah Kent, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Rd., 10 a.m., all welcome, 401-683-9457.

Corn Maze 10 a.m.-dusk, see Aug. 28.

Duck Doodle Day Kids of all ages are welcome to stop by the Sachuest Point National

Wildlife Refuge to draw ducks, 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., grades K-12 can submit artwork to the Junior Duck Stamp Art contest, free, supplies will be provided, Sachuest Point Road, Middletown.

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.

Dragons and Damsels Children learn about one of the flashiest families of flying insects, the carnivorous dragonflies and damselflies, then explore to find them, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, 12 p.m., members $6, non-members $8, register at 401-846-2577.

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

‘On The Bricks’ Concert Free concert with the Patterson Smith Trio, Brick Market Place, 1-5 p.m.

Books and Authors Series Terri Arthur, author of “Fatal Decision: Edith Cavell WWI,” will discuss her book, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2 p.m., 401-847- 8720 x115.

Boyd's Windmill 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.

Polo Newport vs. Baltimore, Glen Farm, East Main Rd., Portsmouth, 4 p.m., nptpolo.com.

Opening Reception Reception for “Places, “ a one woman show by Mary Grosvenor Winkes with watercolors, oils and

‘Addressing Thee’ Historical Reading

The Newport Historical Society will present “Addressing Thee: Letters from the Obadiah Williams Papers” on Thursday, Sept. 4, at 5 p.m. at the Colony House. Costumed interpreters will read excerpts from letters written between family members during the first half of the 19th century. The Williams papers are an important collection of correspondence and related documents of two generations of the family of Obadiah Williams (1767-1848), Quakers from Newport, Providence, New Bedford, and New York State. The letters reflect family and spiritual matters, debates over war, and the changes occurring in the young country. Addressing Thee helps bring to life the struggles experienced during the early 19th century, as well as offering insight into Newport was like during that period. Admission is $1 for NHS members and $5 for non-members. Reserve at 401-841-8770.

Winkes with watercolors, oils and drawings, Spring Bull Gallery, 55 Bellevue Ave., 5-7 p.m., exhibit runs through September, 401-849- 9166, springbullgallery.com.

‘Concept to Realization’ Lecture Series New series begins at Redwood Library on the topic of the decorative arts and architecture, author John B. Murray will discuss his book "Classical Invention: The Architecture of John B. Murray," 50 Bellevue Ave., 5 p.m., free, refreshments to follow, 401-847-0295 x112.

‘Sense the Wind’ at JAC Sneak preview clips from “Sense the Wind,” a documentary on blind sailors and the open water, a behind the-scenes conversation with sailors and filmmakers, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 7 p.m., $25 advance, $35 door, includes burger bar and dessert, cash bar, jamestownartcenter.org.

Free Concert at Grand John Mellencamp tribute by Idol Kings, Newport Grand, 150 Adm. Kalbfus Rd., 9 p.m., 18+, free, 401- 849-5100, newportgrand.com.

Sunday

September 7

‘Quarter ‘Til with Bach and Friends’ Fifteen minute concerts on 1894 Hook & Hastings organ, St. John

the Evangelist, Washington and Willow streets, 8:45 a.m., 11:45 a.m., 2:45 p.m., 5:45 p.m., and 8:45 p.m., 25 cents donation. Secret Garden Tours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. See Friday, Sept. 5.

Corn Maze 11 a.m.-dusk, see Aug. 28.

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.

NIMFest Concert Newport Independent Music Festival summer concert series with Abbey Rhode playing classic and rare Beatles music, King Park, Wellington Ave., 3-6 p.m., bring lawn chairs, free.

Redwood Garden Party Farwell to summer at the nation’s oldest lending library, music, hors d'oeuvres, drinks, on the Redwood lawn, 50 Bellevue Ave., 5:30-7:30 p.m., proceeds benefit grounds beautification, $75, tickets available at 401-847-0295 x115.

The Sacred Arts and Culture of Tibet The monks of Gaden Shartse Dokhang present a lecture on Tibetan culture and demonstrate deep octave chanting and dance, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 7 p.m., $20 donation, jamestownartcenter.org.

Redwood Late Evening Moves

The Redwood Library, historically open late Thursday evenings for visits and programming, will shift its evening operations to Wednesday, beginning in September. The library will be open until 8 p.m. each Wednesday to accommodate evening lectures, films, and late meetings. New hours for the library are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday-Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Wednesday, 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m.; and Sunday, 1-5 p.m. Visit redwoodlibrary.org for an up-to-date programming calendar.

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