2014-11-20 / Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday

November 20

Eight Bells Lecture

The Eight Bells Lecture Series presents “Home Squadron: The U.S. Navy on the North Atlantic Station,” by James C. Rentfrow, Naval War College Museum, 12 p.m., free and open to the public but advance reservations required, limited seating, 401-841-2101.

Read/Eat/Chat

All are invited to discuss two short books, “Lost Newport” by Paul Miller and “A Guide to Newport’s Cliff Walk: Tales of Seaside Mansions & Gilded Age Elite” by Ed Morris, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 12 p.m., members free, nonmembers $5, bring lunch, 401-848- 8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Shakespeare in Middletown


Holiday Evening at The Breakers Enjoy the splendor of Christmas at The Breakers, the grandest of the Newport Mansions, all decked out in holiday gold on Saturday, Nov. 29, 6-8 p.m. Enjoy light refreshments as you stroll through the dimly lit rooms, sneaking a peek at a Gilded Age holiday. Music will fill the air of the Great Hall with performances by pianist John Black, Voices of Christmas Victorian Carolers, and Vocal Revolution. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door for members, and for non-members $35 in advance and $45 at the door. Children ages 6-17 are $10 in advance, $15 at door. Visit newportmansions.org for tickets. Holiday Evening at The Breakers Enjoy the splendor of Christmas at The Breakers, the grandest of the Newport Mansions, all decked out in holiday gold on Saturday, Nov. 29, 6-8 p.m. Enjoy light refreshments as you stroll through the dimly lit rooms, sneaking a peek at a Gilded Age holiday. Music will fill the air of the Great Hall with performances by pianist John Black, Voices of Christmas Victorian Carolers, and Vocal Revolution. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door for members, and for non-members $35 in advance and $45 at the door. Children ages 6-17 are $10 in advance, $15 at door. Visit newportmansions.org for tickets. Fans gather to read and enjoy works of the Bard, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 5 p.m.

Thursday Book Discussion

The Thursday Evening Book Group meets to discuss “Longbourn,” by Jo Baker, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 7 p.m., 401-847- 8720 x208.

Third Thursday Film Series

Jamestown Arts Center screens six short films from the 2014 R.I. Film Festival, 18 Valley St., 7 p.m., $10, 401-560-0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

Friday

November 21

Computer Workshop

Downloading ebooks and audiobooks, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10:30 a.m., register at 401-847-8720 x208.

Fall Hitchcock Series

Newport Public Library continues with favorites by the master of suspense with “The Man Who Knew Too Much” (1956), starring James Stewart and Doris Day, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., free, 401-847-8720 x208.

Polar Express Begins

Capture the magic of the timeless Christmas classic aboard the Newport & Narragansett Bay Railroad, 4:30 p.m. and 6:15 p.m., advance ticketing a must, newportpolarexpress.com.

Holiday Histories Tour

Hear the history of early American holiday traditions on an evening walk, departs from Museum of Newport History at Brick Market, 127 Thames St., 4:30 p.m., $15, $5 children 5-12, reserve at 401-841- 8770.

Improv Comedy

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

Saturday

November 22

Christmas at the Mansions Begins

Enjoy The Breakers, Marble House and The Elms, decked out with glittering gold and sparking silver for the holidays, The Breakers opens at 9 a.m., Marble House and The Elms at 10 a.m., last tour time 4 p.m., newportmansions.org.

Guided Hike

Free guided hike along Norman Bird Sanctuary’s trails, 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, 10 a.m., family friendly, register at 401-846- 2577.

Winter Growers’ Market

Inside Newport Vineyards Winery, 909 East Main Rd., Middletown, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., local produce and products, aquidneckgrowersmarket.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., 10:30 a.m., $15, weather permitting, reserve at 401-841-8770.

Weekend LEGO Club

Middletown Library hosts drop-in LEGO time, library provides LEGOs, ages 4+ with adult, 700 West Main Rd., 11 a.m., 401-846-1573.

Seal Watch Tours Begin

Motor through Newport Harbor and see the seals on rocks off Rose Island, guides on board, 142 Long Wharf, 1 p.m., savebay.org/seals.

‘Roll Up The Rug’ Barn Dance Afternoon workshop and old style family barn dance, Common Fence Music Hall, 933 Anthony St., Portsmouth, 2-4 p.m., free, all ages, featuring The Rusty Pickup String Band with champion caller Jim Hicks teaching simple steps, co-sponsored with The Newport String Project, 309-256-0043.

Teen Fiction for Adults

Adults discuss “Enclave,” by Ann Aguirre, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Rd., 6:30 p.m., 401-683-9457.

Books and Authors Series

Marc Seifer will discuss his latest book, “Framed! Murder, Corruption, and a Death Sentence in Florida,” Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2 p.m., 401-847-8720 x115.

Polar Express Train

4:30 and 6:15 p.m. See Nov. 21.

Holiday Histories Tour

Hear the history of early American holiday traditions on an evening walk, departs from Museum of Newport History at Brick Market, 127 Thames St., 4:30 p.m., $15, $5 children 5-12, reserve at 401-841- 8770.

Gallery Reception

Reception for gallery artists, Jessica Hagen Fine Art + Design, 9A Bridge St., 6 - 8 p.m.

Murder Mystery

“Silent Night, Deadly Night” interactive murder mystery at Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 7p.m., $30, newportartmuseum.org.

‘Heifetz on Tour’ Concert

Jamestown Arts Center presents Heifetz International Music Institute students in concert, 18 Valley St., 7:30 p.m., $25, $15 seniors and students, 401-560-0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

Horn of Plenty Music

Fourth annual harvest of Rhode Island and Southern New England talent featuring Will Houlihan & Haunt the House, Bob Kendall Band, Rusty Pickup String Band, EmmaLee Holmes-Hicks family band, original music, Common Fence Music Hall, 933 Anthony St., Portsmouth, 6:30 p.m., $20 advance, $23 door, commonfencemusic.org.

Comedy and Magic at Grand

Mystery Lounge, magic and comedy, Newport Grand, 150 Adm. Kalbfus Rd., 9 p.m., 18+, free, 401-849- 5000, newportgrand.com.

Sunday

November 23

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.

Christmas at the Mansions

9 a.m. See Saturday, Nov. 22.

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.

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.

Seal Watch Tours

1 p.m. See Nov. 22.

Music in the Galleries

Enjoy a live concert by Sync or Swim a cappella group, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 2 p.m., free with museum admission.

Polar Express Train

4:30 and 6:15 p.m. See Nov. 21.

Monday

November 24

Christmas at the Mansions

9 a.m. See Saturday, Nov. 22.

Fort Adams Tours

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

Make It, Take It Crafts

Make a Tom Turkey decoration at Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 4 p.m., ages 5+, no registration required, drop in, 401- 846-1573.

Teen NaNoWriMo

Teen open writing session in honor of National Novel Writing Month, share ideas, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4 p.m., snacks, computers provided, 401- 847-8720 x206, nptya@newportlibraryri.org.

Tuesday

November 25

Christmas at the Mansions

9 a.m. See Saturday, Nov. 22.

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.

Tuesday Afternoon Book Group

Discuss “The Lowland,” by Jhumpa Lahiri, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 1 p.m., all welcome, 401-423-7281.

Wednesday

November 26

Christmas at the Mansions

9 a.m. See Saturday, Nov. 22. Reading and Art at Redwood Children ages 4-7 learn how to connect music and art, behind Redwood Library in the Les Ballard Annex, 10 Redwood St., 3:45 p.m., free, register at 401-847-0292 x105.

Young Writer’s Workshop

Middle schoolers age 8-12 learn to develop writing skills through fun activities, behind Redwood Library in the Les Ballard Annex, 10 Redwood St., 4:30 p.m., free, register at 401-847-0292 x105.

Bonfire on Third Beach

Bundle up and kick off the holiday with friends and family, bring chairs and blankets, Third Beach, 5 - 8:30 p.m., free.

‘If It’s Wednesday, 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.

Thursday

November 27

Thanksgiving Pie Run

29th annual 5-mile USATF-sanctioned road race over scenic course with panoramic views of Sachuest Beach, starts and ends in front of the Newport County YMCA, 792 Valley Rd., 8:30 a.m., $30, register at newportrunningclub.org.

Community Meal

Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings, Seamen’s Church Institute, 18 Market Sq., 12-2 p.m., all welcome.

Friday

November 28

Christmas at the Mansions

9 a.m. See Saturday, Nov. 22.

Newport Nutcracker

Island Moving Co.’s 13th annual performance of the Newport Nutcracker, Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Ave., 4 and 7:30 p.m., advance ticketing required, islandmovingco.org.

Polar Express Train

4:30 and 6:15 p.m. See Nov. 21.

Holiday Histories Tour

Hear the history of early American holiday traditions on an evening walk, departs from Museum of Newport History at Brick Market, 127 Thames St., 4:30 p.m., $15, $5 children 5-12, reserve at 401-841- 8770.

Newport Lighted Boat Parade

The waterfront community’s annual Holiday Harbor Lights Boat Parade at 6:15 p.m. Illuminated boats will circle the harbor and compete for best holiday decoration prizes awarded by the Newport Harbormaster and community judges. Great views from Newport Yacht Club, Bowen’s Wharf, Bannister’s Wharf and waterfront points around the harbor. In case of severe weather, the parade will sail the following day.

Improv Comedy

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

Saturday

November 29

Gingerbread Mansions

Winners of the annual Newport Mansions Gingerbread Contest revealed at The Breakers, 9 a.m., on display in kitchen through holidays, included with tour admission, newportmansions.org.

Christmas at the Mansions

9 a.m. See Saturday, Nov. 22.

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., 10:30 a.m., $15, weather permitting, reserve at 401-841-8770.

Seal Watch Tours

11 a.m. and 12 p.m. See Nov. 22.

Newport Nutcracker

2 and 7 p.m. See Nov. 28.

Polar Express Train

4:30 and 6:15 p.m. See Nov. 21.

Holiday Histories Tour

Hear the history of early American holiday traditions on an evening walk, departs from Museum of Newport History at Brick Market, 127 Thames St., 4:30 p.m., $15, $5 children 5-12, reserve at 401-841- 8770.

Holiday Evening at The Breakers

Tour the festively decorated Vanderbilt mansion, enjoy music by Voices of Christmas, Vocal Revolution, pianist John Black, refreshments, 44 Ochre Point Ave., 6-8 p.m., advance ticketing at newportmansions.org.

Housing Hotline Dance

Fundraiser for Housing Hotline, DJ Phino, karaoke contest, Knights of Columbus Hall, 7 Valley Rd., Middletown, 7-11 p.m., $10, $15 couples, 401-846-4896.

Murder Mystery

“Silent Night, Deadly Night” interactive murder mystery at Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 7 p.m., $30, newportartmuseum.org.

Movember Shave-Off with ‘Fast

Times at Mo High’ Team Newport Muzzy wraps up their month of fundraising for Movember with a “Fast Times at

Mo High” celebration, moustache

shave-off, raffles, music, DJ, high school or prom costume attire encouraged, Fifth Element, 111 Broadway, 7 p.m.

Common Fence Music

Red Eye Flight’s Thanksgiving gettogether, Common Fence Point Music Hall, 933 Anthony Rd., Portsmouth, 8 p.m., $15 advance, $18 door, commonfencemusic.org.

Free Concert at Grand

Steely Dan tribute by Hey Nineteen, Newport Grand, 150 Adm. Kalbfus Rd., 9 p.m., 18+, free, 401- 849-5000, newportgrand.com.

Sunday

November 30

Christmas at the Mansions

9 a.m. See Saturday, Nov. 22.

Seal Watch Tours

11 a.m. and 12 p.m. See Nov. 22.

Newport Nutcracker

2 and 6 p.m. See Nov. 28.

Polar Express Train

4:30 and 6:15 p.m. See Nov. 21.

Decorate the Brewery

Decorate the Newport Storm Brewery’s visitor’s center and enjoy holiday cheer, 293 JT Connell Highway, 6 p.m., bring non-perishable donations for MLK Center.

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