2014-10-16 / Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday

October 16

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.

Read/Eat/Chat

All are invited to discuss “Leonardo’s Lost Princess: One Man’s Quest to Authenticate an Unknown Portrait by Leonardo Da Vinci,” by Peter Silverman, with Catherine Whitney, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 12 p.m., members free, non-members $5, bring lunch, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Shakespeare in Middletown

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


The jazz will be hot, the gin cool and the joint will be jumpin’! Step back to the roaring 20s and join a cast of spurious characters at Newport’s newest and most posh speakeasy hosted in the Edward King House on Saturday, Oct. 25. But don’t be fooled by appearances. This seemingly swell and swingin’ sanctuary of sinful spirits is filled with gangsters and molls, rum runners and vamps, the wealthy and the poor … and this mix leads to murder most foul! Search for clues, question suspects and piece together your theory of the crime while enjoying a delicious meal and a glass or two of hootch. Seating is limited, $35 members, $40 non-members, reservations a must. Call 401-846-7426 or purchase tickets online at edwardkinghouse.org. 
Nick Delaney and Sonya Selby of theTheatre Company. The jazz will be hot, the gin cool and the joint will be jumpin’! Step back to the roaring 20s and join a cast of spurious characters at Newport’s newest and most posh speakeasy hosted in the Edward King House on Saturday, Oct. 25. But don’t be fooled by appearances. This seemingly swell and swingin’ sanctuary of sinful spirits is filled with gangsters and molls, rum runners and vamps, the wealthy and the poor … and this mix leads to murder most foul! Search for clues, question suspects and piece together your theory of the crime while enjoying a delicious meal and a glass or two of hootch. Seating is limited, $35 members, $40 non-members, reservations a must. Call 401-846-7426 or purchase tickets online at edwardkinghouse.org. Nick Delaney and Sonya Selby of theTheatre Company. It Must Be Shakespeare

Interpretive readings of Shakespeare’s works, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 5 p.m., 401-847- 0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

ALT Importance of Local Foods

Aquidneck Land Trust panel discussion with Bob Bankert, Louis Escobar, Kristin Niessink and John Wood, Sweet Berry Farm, 915 Mitchell’s Lane, Middletown, 5:30- 7 p.m., free but space limited, reserve at 401-849-2799 x14 or sdemaio@ailt.org.

Life of the Mind Salon

Dr. David A. Cooper, of the Naval War College, on “Is the Chemical Weapons Taboo Unraveling?” Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., reception 5:30 p.m., lecture 6 p.m., members free, non-members $10, reserve at 401-847-0292 x112, redwoodlibrary.org.

Saplings and Spirits

Fundraiser for the Newport Tree Society, Merrillton, 25 Bowery St., 5:30-7:30 p.m., 401-324-9402.

Gentlemen’s Farms

Historian Jim Garman discusses area “gentlemen’s farms,” Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Rd., 6:30 p.m., reserve at 401-683-9457.

Thursday Evening Book Group

Discuss “The Patriarch,” by David Nasaw, on the life and times of Joseph P. Kennedy, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 7 p.m., 401- 847-8720 x103.

Friday

October 17

Computer Workshop

Tricks and Tips for the iPad, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10:30 a.m., registration required, 401-847-8720 x208.

NMAI

The National Museum of American Illustration offers “The American Muse,” 492 Bellevue Ave., open for self-guided tours 11 a.m.-5 p.m., guided tour at 3 p.m., americanillustration.org.

Pirate Lunch and Author Talk

Eat like a pirate and learn about Newport’s colonial pirates at Seamen’s Church Institute, 18 Market Square, author Gloria Merchant will discuss Newport’s colonial pirates from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. A pirate themed lunch will precede the event, 401-847-4260.

Pier 9 Farmers Market

Fresh lobsters, fish, produce, State Pier, Long Wharf, 2-6 p.m.

Computer Class

Information on Value Line, an investment programming tool, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 3-4:30 p.m., register at 401-423-7283.

Corn Maze

Get lost in an 8-acre maize maze at Escobar’s Highland Farm, 255 Middle Rd., Portsmouth, 3:30 p.m.- dusk, 401-864-1064, escobarshighlandfarm.com.

Wild Woods at NBS

Not-so-spooky family night with The Newport Children’s Theatre performing mini-skits along the trails of Norman Bird Sanctuary, highlighting the preparations animals make to get ready for winter, 583 Third Beach Rd., 5:30-7:30 p.m., departing every 20 minutes, rain date Oct. 20., crafts, hot chocolate, call to reserve tour times, 401-846- 2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Opening Reception

New exhibit featuring Peter Marcus, “New Prints: Large Scale Experimentation Using the Face as the Subject,” Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 6-8 p.m., jamestownartcenter.org.

Human Rights Lecture

Honduran human rights leader Padre Melo will discuss “The Price of Truth: Human Rights Since the Honduran Coup,” Salve Regina University, Bazarsky Hall, Ochre Point Ave., 6:30 p.m., salve.edu.

‘Tasting in Portsmouth’

Fundraising event at the Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Rd., 7-9 p.m., sample beer, wine, restaurant specialties, silent auction, live auction starts at 8:30 p.m., members $20, nonmembers $25, tickets in advance at the library or at the door.

IYRS Fall Lecture Series

Dr. Robert Russell, Salve Regina University, on “Hearts and Minds; Stones and Bones,” discussing academic and practical preservation in the U.S., IYRS, 449 Thames St., 7:30 p.m., members free, nonmembers $10, 401-848-5777 x204.

Fortress of Nightmares

Fort Adams Trust and the RI Paranormal Research Group offer the Tunnels of Terror, 6-10 p.m., Ghost Hunt begins at 10:30 p.m., Fort Adams, 401-841-0707, fortressofnightmares.com.

Improv Comedy

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

Saturday

October 18

Seed Propagation Workshop

Conservation botanist Tim Boland outlines the procedures for collecting and growing native plants from seed, sponsored by R.I. Horticultural Society and URI, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, 9 a.m.-noon, $15, register at 401-874-5800.

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 Friday, Oct. 17.

Bowen’s Wharf Seafood Festival

Family fun and food from Newport’s finest restaurants, free music and kids’ activities, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., rain or shine, tented.

Newport Dog & Pony Show

Day of fun for the whole family, live bands, pet contests, demonstrations, children’s activities, pet vendors, leashed dogs welcome, Fort Adams, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., adults $10, kids and dogs free, newportdogandponyshow.com.

Breast Cancer Talk

Ashley Stuckey, MD, will discuss “Breast Cancer Fears,” Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 1 p.m., no registration required, 401- 847-8720 x115.

Newport Rugby

Newport vs. North Shore, Fort Adams pitch, 1 p.m., newportrugby@gmail.com.

Spooky Tales

Family friendly telling of spooky tales by Edgar Allan Poe, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 2 p.m., newportartmuseum.org.

Fortress of Nightmares

6- 10 p.m. See Friday, Oct. 17.

Common Fence Music Concert

Young Virginian singer/songwriter Nora Jane Struthers returns with The Party Line, playing bluegrass and Americana, 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, tickets are $22 in advance, $25 at door, commonfencemusic.org.

Free Concert at Grand

Klassik KISS plays tribute to KISS, Newport Grand, 150 Adm. Kalbfus Hwy., 9 p.m., 18+, free, 401-849- 5100, newportgrand.com.

Sunday

October 19

Bowen’s Wharf Seafood Festival

Family fun and food from Newport’s finest restaurants, free music and kids’ activities, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., rain or shine, tented.

Corn Maze

11 a.m.-dusk. See Friday, Oct. 17.

Scenic Train Rides

Enjoy a narrated ten-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.

Musical Sundays Begin

String quartet La Bella Musica returns with a program of Dvorak’s “American Quartet” and Shostakovich’s “Quartet No. 8,” Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2 p.m., 401-847-8720 x103.

Jewish History Walking Tour

Learn about colonial Jewish history, tours depart from Loeb Visitors Center, 50 Spring St., 2 p.m., 401-847-4794.

Team Branden

The Booze Brothers and host roast masters to raise funds for local firefighter’s prosthesis at One Pelham East, 270 Thames St., 5-8 p.m., $5 suggested donation.

Open Mic Sunday

Open mic at Custom House Coffee, 600 Clock Tower Square, Portsmouth, 2-5 p.m., featured performers 3-3:45 p.m.

Jamestown Movie Matinees

Free screening of recent release, “Much Ado About Nothing,” Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 2:30 p.m., 401-423-7280.

Monday

October 20

Rogues and Scoundrels Tour

Learn why this colony was sometimes known as “Rogue’s Island” as you stroll through Newport, Museum of Newport History, Brick Market, 127 Thames St., 10:30 a.m., 401-841-8770.

‘A Writer’s Dozen’

Newport Historical Society exhibit featuring 12 historically significant desks, including one used by Declaration signer William Ellery, Seventh Day Baptist, 82 Touro St., Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., $5, newporthistorical.org.

Historic Site Tours

Tours of the Colony House, Great Friends Meeting House, Seventh Day Baptist 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.

Afghan Lecture at Salve

Qaid Akbar Omar, author and former owner of Kabul Carpets & Killims, presents “An Afghan Family Story,” SRU, O’Hare Academic Center, Bazarsky Lecture Hall, Ochre Point Ave., 6 p.m., salve.edu.

Tuesday

October 21

Golden to Gilded Walking Tour

Explore the social history and architecture of Newport from the Golden Colonial Era to the Gilded Age, Museum of Newport History, Brick Market, 127 Thames St., 10 a.m., 401-841-8770.

Pre-K Story Time

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

Rough Point Tour

Guided tour of Doris Duke’s Newport home, includes the exhibit, “A Career of Giving: The Surprising Legacy of Doris Duke,” 680 Bellevue Ave., tours run Tuesday- Saturday, 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., newportrestoration.org.

Jamestown Book Group

Discuss the “The Gathering,” by Anna Enright, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 1 p.m., drop-ins welcome.

Gothic Ghost Stories

Rita Parisi offers theatrical storytelling presentation of ghost stories for mature teens and adults, Portsmouth Library, 2658 East Main Rd., 6:30 p.m., 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Geezers at Empire

Join acoustic folk musicians at Empire Tea & Coffee, 22 Broadway, 7:30 p.m., 401-619-1388.

Wednesday

October 22

Colonial Newport Walking Tour

Hear stories of revolution and the struggle for religious liberty, departs from the Museum of Newport History, Brick Market, 127 Thames St., 10 a.m., 401-841-8770.

Souls & Stones Walking Tour

Explore the Common Burying

Ground, view the gravestones that make this cemetery a work of art, learn about the diverse people buried there, Museum of Newport History, Brick Market, 127 Thames St., 10:30 a.m., 401-841-8770.

‘Newport Awheel’ Lecture

Elizabeth Warburton, Collections Inventory Specialist at the Preservations Society, discusses the history of early automobiles in Newport and displays pieces from the Society’s collection, Breakers Stable, Coggeshall Ave., 11 a.m., members free, non-members $5, reserve at 401-847-1000 x154 or newportmansions.org.

Growers’ Market

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

‘America’s Cup and the Law’

The Honorable Joseph W. Bellacosa,

a member of the court for the Dennis Conner catamaran case in 1992 and legal advisor for the Larry Ellison Oracle case in 2010, recounts “The Law, Lore, and Lure of the America’s Cup Yacht Race,” Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 6 p.m., $10, limited seating, reserve at 401-847-0292 x112, redwoodlibrary.org.

SVF Lecture

“From Farm to Table,” Pat McNiff of Pat’s Pastured and Chef Jake Rojas of Tallulah’s on Thames discuss the importance of locally sourced food, Swiss Village Farm, 152 Harrison Ave., 7 p.m., free but limited seating, register at 401-848-7229 x10 or lynne@svffoundation.org.

Thursday

October 23

Nature Story Time

Norman Bird Sanctuary hosts nature themed story time with craft, animal or discovery walk, dress for the weather, preschoolers ages 3+, 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, 10 a.m., members $3, non-members $6, 401-846-2577.

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.

Growers’ Market

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

Business After Hours

Join the Chamber of Commerce’s monthly after hours gathering at Genie’s Hookah Lounge, 94 Williams St., 5-7 p.m., register at 401- 847-1608 or newportchamber.com.

Life of the Mind Salon

Local author John Adams will discuss his new book, “The Millionaire and the Mummies,” about Newport resident and Egyptology expert Theodore Davis, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., reception 5:30 p.m., lecture 6 p.m., members free, non-members $10, reserve at 401- 847-0292 x112, redwoodlibrary.org.

NHS Lecture

Newport Historical Society hosts Michelle Marchetti Coughlin, author of “One Colonial Woman’s World: The Life and Writings of Mehetabel Chandler Coit,” discussing a diary that began when the writer was 15 and continued until her 70s, Colony House, 5:30 p.m., members $1, non-members $5, 401-841-8770.

Halloween Organ Recital

Salve Regina University organist Matthew Kelly will perform works in the spirit of Halloween, concluding with Bach’s “Toccata and Fugue in D Minor,” a Halloween classic, Our Lady of Mercy Chapel, Ochre Point Ave., 7 p.m., 401- 341-2227.

‘10 Virgins’

Production at Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., 8 p.m., 401-321-2250, salve.edu.

Friday

October 24

Pier 9 Farmers Market

Fresh lobsters, fish, produce, State Pier, Long Wharf, 2-6 p.m.

St. Spyridon Bazaar

Greek pastries, loukoumades, gifts, and more, St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church bazaar, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Hellenic dancers at 2 p.m., corner of Thames and Brewer streets.

Taiwanese Film Cultural Festival

Screening of “Cape No. 7,” a romantic musical comedy and the most successful Taiwanese film of all time about a young rock musician working as a mail carrier and his quest to deliver a bundle of love letters mailed before World War II, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., 401-847-8720 x209.

Corn Maze

Get lost in an 8-acre maize maze at Escobar’s Highland Farm, 255 Middle Rd., Portsmouth, 3:30 p.m.- dusk, 401-864-1064, escobarshighlandfarm.com.

Fortress of Nightmares

Fort Adams Trust and the RI Paranormal Research Group offer the Tunnels of Terror, 6-10 p.m., Ghost Hunt begins at 10:30 p.m., Fort Adams, 401-841-0707, fortressofnightmares.com.

‘American Jezebel’

Author Eve LaPlante discusses her book on Anne Hutchinson, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Rd., 6:30 p.m., reserve at 401-683-9457.

Murder Mystery Dinner

Newport Children’s Theatre Teen Repertory Co. presents “Next of Kin, an interactive murder mystery dinner at Fenner Hall, 15 Fenner Hall Ave., 7 p.m., $20 adults, $15 students, reservations required, contact 646-431-8247 or taraohare@hotmail.com, newportchildrenstheatre.com.

‘10 Virgins’

8 p.m. See Thursday, Oct. 23.

Improv Comedy

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

Saturday

October 25

Growers’ Market

Last farmers’ market at this location till spring, local produce and products, 909 East Main Rd. (Newport

Vineyards), Middletown, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., aquidneckgrowersmarket.org.

Fine Art Appraisal Day

Reps from Skinner’s will assess fine art and jewelry, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 10 a.m.-3 p.m., $20 each item, $50 for three items (limit), advance reservations and payment required, call 401- 619-7277.

Corn Maze

10 a.m.-dusk. See Friday, Oct. 24.

Newport Truck Food Festival

New England’s finest food trucks serve lobster rolls, mac ‘n cheese, grilled cheese, hot dogs, barbeque ribs, decadent desserts and more, Newport Yachting Center, America’s Cup Ave., 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., newportwaterfrontevents.com.

‘Newport Squared’ Walking Tour

Tour of the month highlighting importance of Washington Square and Queen Anne Square, departs Museum of Newport History at Brick Market, 127 Thames St., 11 a.m., 401-841-8770.

RI Genealogy Workshop

Trace your roots with a series of workshops on ancestor searches, Portsmouth Library, 2658 East Main Rd., 12:30-2:30 p.m., free but attendance limited, register at 401- 683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Halloween Parade

Redwood Library hosts children’s costume parade with treats and crafts, 1 p.m., 50 Bellevue Ave., 401-847-0292.

Spooky Tales

Family friendly telling of spooky tales by Edgar Allan Poe, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 2 p.m., newportartmuseum.org.

‘10 Virgins’

2 and 8 p.m., See Thursday, Oct. 23.

Octoberfest

All Saints Academy hosts Octoberfest and Halloween bash 915 West Main Rd., Middletown, 2-6 p.m., music, German food and beer, trunk-or-treat, maze, costume contest, games, $15 per family, $5 person, rain date Oct. 27, 848-4300.

Halloween Parade

Inaugural Newport Storm “Booery” Halloween Parade, from 169 Broadway to Washington Square, 4 p.m., family-friendly, information@newportstorm.com.

NBS Annual Meeting

Members, volunteers, supporters gather at Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Rd., 4 p.m., RSVP at 401-846-2577, info@normanbirdsanctuary.org.

“A Gorey Affair”

Literary Salon at the Redwood Library for adults, featuring slightly macabre works by Edward Gorey, cake and champagne, costumes encouraged, 50 Bellevue Ave., 5:30-7:30 p.m., members free, nonmembers $10, reserve at 401-847- 0292 x112.

Fortress of Nightmares

6- 10 p.m. See Friday, Oct. 25.

Common Fence Music Concert

Contemporary folk singer-songwriters Jammin’ Divas, 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, tickets are $20 in advance, $23 at door, commonfencemusic.org.

Murder Mystery Dinner

7 p.m. See Friday, Oct. 25 for details.

Norumbega Harmony Concert

Newport Historical Society presents Wellesley College’s Norumbega Harmony as part of the Spectacle of Toleration project, with music from the colonial and Revolutionary era and the Sacred Harp and American folk-hymn traditions, Trinity Church, 7 p.m., free but donations welcome, register at norumbegaharmony.eventbrite.com.

Improv Comedy

8 p.m. See Friday, Oct. 25 for details.

Free Comedy Show at Grand

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

Sunday

October 26

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.

Cluny 5K

Inaugural “Climbing with Cluny” benefit race, begins at school, 75 Brenton Rd., 7 a.m. registration, 8:30 a.m. start, runrhody.com.

Corn Maze

11 a.m.-dusk. See Friday, Oct. 25.

Scenic Train Rides

Enjoy a narrated ten-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.

Open Climb Adventure

YMCA hosts family climb and adventure day at the climbing tower and high ropes course, Valley Rd., 1-4 p.m., pre-register at 401-847- 9200 x113 or josha@newportymca.org.

‘10 Virgins’

2 p.m., See Thursday, Oct. 24.

Spooky Tales

Family friendly telling of spooky tales by Edgar Allan Poe, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 2 p.m., newportartmuseum.org.

Jamestown Movie Matinees

Free screening of “Kon Tiki,” Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 2:30 p.m., 401-423-7280.

Schooner Coral Lecture

Authors Robert Demanche, Donald F. Tucker, and Caroline B. Tucker present “A Schooner Coral Homecoming,” with vintage photos, original artifacts, and audio recordings of the ship’s captain, Seamen’s Church Institute of Newport, 18 Market Square, 2 p.m., 401-847- 4260.

Jewish History Walking Tour

Learn about colonial Jewish history, tours depart from Loeb Visitors Center, 50 Spring St., 2 p.m., 401-847-4794.

Open Mic Sunday

Open mic at Custom House Coffee, 600 Clock Tower Square, Portsmouth, 2-5 p.m., featured performers 3-3:45 p.m.

Fortress of Nightmares

6- 10 p.m. See Friday, Oct. 25.

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