2015-03-19 / Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday

March 19

Early Aviation Lecture Author Lawrence Goldstone discusses “Birdmen: The Wright Brothers, Glenn Curtiss, and the Battle to Control the Skies,” detailing the feud between the nation’s great air pioneers, Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Ave., 11 a.m., members $5, non-members $10, register online at newportmansions.org or call 401-847-1000 x137.

Read/Eat/Chat All are invited to discuss “Saving Italy: The Race to Rescue a Nation's Treasures from the Nazis," by Robert Edsel, 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 gather to read and enjoy works of the Bard, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 5 p.m.

Teen Scrapbooking Teens welcome to bring friends and favorite photos and learn how to make great scrapbooks, supplies and snacks provided, free Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 5:30 p.m., 401-847-8720 x206.

Bike Newport Night Fundraiser for Bike Newport at Midtown Oyster Bar, 345 Thames St., 6-9 p.m., music, raffles, indoor bike racing, and a silent auction, $10, bikenewport.org.

Thursday Evening Book Group Discuss “The Interestings,” by Meg Wolitzer, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 7 p.m., 401-847- 8720 x103.

Third Thursdays Films “Shorts from the UK and Ireland,” selections from 2014 R.I. International Film Festival, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley Rd., 7 p.m., $10, jamestownartcenter.org.

Pell Center Lecture Gen. Peter Zwack, recently retired military attaché in Moscow, will present "Ukraine, Russia and the West," a candid conversation about developments in Eastern Europe and the future of U.S.-Russian relations, Pell Center, Young Building, 518 Bellevue Ave., 7 p.m., 401- 341-2927, pellcenter@salve.edu.

Friday

March 20

Newport Restaurant Week Begins Enjoy three courses at lunch for $16 or dinner for $35 at Newport’s finest restaurants, discovernewportrestaurantweek.org.

Newport Mansions Open The Breakers, The Elms, Marble House, Rosecliff and Chateausur Mer now open daily for tours, newportmansions.org.

LEGO Club Children ages 6-12 will build with LEGOs, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4 p.m., drop in, 401- 847-8720 x204.

French Film Festival The Salve Regina University festival continues with the classic war film “Grand Illusion,” O’Hare Academic Center, Bazarsky Lecture Hall, 7 p.m., $5, 401-341-2250 or salve.edu/french-film-festival.

‘Stand Up for Education’ An evening of comedy to benefit Middletown Public Education, show will be hosted by local favorite Maya Manion and will also feature comedians Ray Harrington and Derek Furtado, Hotel Viking, 7 – 11 p.m., $40, mecmec.org.

Evening with the Raptors Adults ages 21+ enjoy refreshments in front of the fire while learning about the different types of raptors and how to ID them in their natural habitat, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, 7-8:30 p.m., members $30, non-members $35, space limited, register at normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Saturday

March 21

Newport Restaurant Week See March 20. Continues thru 3/29.

Friends Book Sale Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., books priced at $1 or less.

March into Reading Event Salve Regina University hosts author and illustrator presentations, book sales and signings, special exhibits, and discovery rooms designed by education majors, O’Hare Academic Center, Ochre Point Ave., 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m., drop in.

Winter Growers’ Market Inside Newport Vineyards Winery, 909 East Main Rd., Middletown, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., local produce and products, aquidneckgrowersmarket.org.

Beach Cleanup Clean Ocean Access leads cleanup of Pheasant Drive Beach, Portsmouth, 12 p.m., dress warmly, wear gloves and sturdy shoes, hot beverages provided by Empire Coffee & Tea.

‘Island Sisters’ Reception Exhibit showcasing sister cities Newport and Skiathos, Greece, Seamen’s Church Institute, 18 Market

Square, 1:30-3:30 p.m., mayoral addresses at 1:30 p.m., photographs from both sites, free.

Dance Performance Rescheduled due to Winterfest storm: Island Moving Co.’s Junior Company presents two performances of “Gwendolyn the Graceful Pig,” 3 Charles St., 2 and 3 p.m., $5 for one adult and child; $4 with a Winterfest bracelet, additional children $2, islandmovingco.org.

Seal Watch Tours Motor through Newport Harbor and see the seals on rocks off Rose Island, guides on board, 142 Long Wharf, 1 and 2 p.m., savebay.org/ seals.

Red Carpet Experience Anthony Quinn Foundation hosts free screening of “Lust for Life” (1956), Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 3 p.m., 401- 423-7280.

Murder at the Museum Marley Bridges Theatre Co. presents “Forgeries & Frauds,” interactive murder mystery at Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 7 p.m., $30, 401-324-9436, newportartmuseum.org.

Common Fence Music Foghorn Stringband performs, Common Fence Music Hall, 933 Anthony Rd., Portsmouth, tailgate picnic begins at 7 p.m., concert at 8 p.m., $25, commonfencemusic.org.

Free Comedy Joe Briscoe performs “So I Got Fired From That Job,” Newport Grand, 150 Adm. Kalbfus Rd., 9 p.m., 18+, free, 401-849-5000, newportgrand.com.

Sunday

March 22

Newport Restaurant Week See March 20. Continues thru 3/29.

Seal Watch Tours 1 and 2 p.m. See March 21.

Friends Book Sale 1-5 p.m. See March 21.

Jewish Film Series Touro Synagogue hosts screening of “The Matchmaker” (2012), Levi Gale House, 85 Touro St., 1:30 p.m., followed by a discussion moderated by Dr. Jeffrey Martin, free but donations welcome.

Books and Author Series March Mystery Madness at Newport Public Library with Anne- Marie Sutton, who uses Newport's Gilded Age as a backdrop for her novels, 2 p.m., 401- 847-8720 x115.

Sunday Movie Matinee Free screening of “St. Vincent,” Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 2 p.m., 401-423-7280.

French Film Festival The Salve Regina University festival continues with the animated “Ernest & Celestine,” O’Hare Academic Center, Bazarsky Lecture Hall, 2 p.m., $10, reception, 401- 341-2250 or salve.edu/french-filmfestival.

Newport String Project Concert Redwood Library hosts Newport String Project program of masterworks for string quartet by Haydn and Mozart, 50 Bellevue Ave., begins at 2:15 p.m. with Tune In pre-concert talk exploring the history and context of the music, performance at 3 p.m., reserve at 401-847-0295 x112, admission by donation.

Monday

March 23

Newport Restaurant Week See March 20. Continues thru 3/29.

Friends Book Sale 1-7 p.m. See March 21.

Make It, Take It Crafts Make spring rabbit crowns at Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 4 p.m., ages 3+, no registration required, drop in, 401- 846-1573.

French Film Festival The Salve Regina University festival continues with the hit “The Intouchables,” O’Hare Academic Center, Bazarsky Lecture Hall, 7 p.m., $5, 401-341-2250 or salve.edu/french-film-festival.

Tuesday

March 24

Newport Restaurant Week See March 20. Continues thru 3/29.

Friends Book Sale 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m. See March 21.

Tuesday Afternoon Book Group Discuss “The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry,” by Gabrielle Zevin, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 1 p.m., 401-423-7280.

French Film Festival The Salve Regina University festival continues with the film noir “Bastards” (Les Salauds), O’Hare Academic Center, Bazarsky Lecture Hall, 7 p.m., $5, 401-341-2250 or salve.edu/french-film-festival.

Wednesday

March 25

Newport Restaurant Week See March 20. Continues thru 3/29.

Friends Book Sale 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m. See March 21.

Kids' Guitar Sing-a-Long Families with children ages 0-5 welcome to sing, dance, and have fun, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10:30 a.m., drop in, 401- 847-8720 x204.

Teen Movie Teens welcome to view “Fast & Furious 6,” pizza and snacks, free, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 3 p.m., drop in, 401-847- 8720 x206.

Reading and Art at Redwood Children ages 4-7 learn how to connect music and art, Ballard Annex, 10 Redwood St., 3:45 p.m., free, register at 401-847-0292 x105.

Travel to Ireland and the British Isles Presentation includes slide show and video clips, courtesy of CIE Tours, La Forge Casino Restaurant, 186 Bellevue Ave., 5 – 6 p.m., free, 401-849-8956.

Life of the Mind Salon Professor Charles Edel, of the Naval War College, opens the 2015 series discussing his new book, "John Quincy Adams: Nation Builder," Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., reception at 5:30 p.m., talk at 6 p.m., members free, non-members $10, reserve at 401-847-0295 x112.

‘If It’s Wednesday, It Must Be Shakespeare’ Informal group meets to give interpretive readings of Shakespeare’s works, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 5:30 p.m., 401- 847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Hospital Lecture Series Guy Nicastri, M.D. will discuss relief from heartburn, Newport Hospital, 11 Friendship St., Gudoian Conference Room, just off the main lobby, free, blood pressure screenings 6-6:30 p.m., lecture at 6:30 p.m., refreshments, reserve at 401-845- 1492 or newporthospital.org.

Thursday

March 26

Newport Restaurant Week See March 20. Continues thru 3/29.

Rough Point Opens Doris Duke’s Newport home opens for touring, 680 Bellevue Ave., 10 a.m.-2 p.m., tours depart every half hour, $25, newportrestoration.org.

Eight Bells Lecture The Eight Bells Lecture Series presents “21st Century Sims: Innovation, Education, and Leadership for the Modern Era,” by editor Benjamin Armstrong, Naval War College Museum, 12 p.m., free and open to the public but advance reservations required, limited seating, 401-841-2101.

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

‘Living in a (Colonial) Material World’ History Space program presented by the Newport and Rhode Island historical societies using the world of material culture as a foundation for creating a living history persona, Colony House, Washington Square, 5:30 p.m., free, register at newporthistory.eventbrite.com.

Sailing Overview Meg Myles will go over some of the local opportunities to get involved in sailing for kids and adults, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 6:30 p.m., 401-423-7280.

Woodcock Walk Join Norman Bird Sanctuary staff for an indoor slide show on woodcocks, followed by an evening interpretive walk to witness the “sky dance” of the aerial acrobat, 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, 6:30-7:30 p.m., ages 8+, members $8, non-members $10, space limited, register at normanbirdsanctuary.org.

French Film Festival The Salve Regina University festival wraps with family drama “The Past” (Le Passé) O’Hare Academic Center, Bazarsky Lecture Hall, 7 p.m., $5, 401-341-2250 or salve.edu/french-film-festival.

Friday

March 27

Newport Restaurant Week See March 20.

Hitchcock Series Newport Public Library screens “Topaz” (1969), 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., free, 401-847-8720 x208.

Opening Reception Reception for "Effigies in Clay" and "Palace Pottery," Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery, Antone Academic Center, Leroy and Lawrence avenues, 5-8 p.m., screening of "An American Potter," in DeStefano Lecture Hall at 6 p.m., 401-341- 2981.

Jamestown Scottish Dance Try royal Scottish country dancing, Conanicut Grange/Senior Center, 6 West St., 7 p.m., wear soft-soled shoes, all ages, $5, $10 family, 401- 423-1574.

IYRS Lecture Series kicks off with graduates Seth Hagen and Carter Richardson discussing their company, East Passage Boatwrights, founded in 2006, Restoration Hall, 449 Thames St., 7:30 p.m., $10, students free, iyrs.edu.

Saturday

March 28

Newport Restaurant Week See March 20.

Artist Open Studio The Rough Point dining room will be transformed into a studio for renowned Mexican ceramicist Marco Vargas, whose work is in this year’s exhibit, “Fired and Inspired: Ceramics at Rough Point,” house open for touring, Rough Point, 680 Bellevue Ave., 10 a.m.-2 p.m., $15, children 12 and under free, newportrestoration.org.

Seal Watch Tours 10 and 11 a.m. See March 21.

Newport String Project Families with children ages 5-10 welcome to morning of music and storytelling with the Newport String Project and students from the Martin Luther King Center, telling the story of Diego and his magic violin, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10:30 a.m., drop in, 401-847-8720 x204.

Books and Author Series March Mystery Madness at Newport Public Library with Hallie Ephron, discussing her latest suspense novel, “There Was An Old Woman,” 2 p.m., 401- 847-8720 x115.

Tween Sculpture Challenge Tweens 8-12 invited to create unique sculptures, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., supplies provided, free but registration required, 401-847-8720 x204.

Bird Lecture Charles Clarkson will present “Why Birds? How the Biology of Birds has Baffled Scientists for Years,” Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 3 p.m., sponsored by Ocean State Bird Club, 401-423- 1492.

Y Movie Night “Paddington” screens at Newport County YMCA, 792 Valley Road, Middletown, doors at 6 p.m., screening at 6:30 p.m., $3 members, $5 non-members, free slice of pizza for children, free admission for parents, 401-847- 9200.

Murder at the Museum 7 p.m. See March 21.

Common Fence Music Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys perform at Common Fence Music Hall, 933 Anthony Rd., Portsmouth, tailgate picnic begins at 7 p.m., concert at 8 p.m., $20 advance, $23 door, commonfencemusic.org.

Free Concert Prince tribute, Newport Grand, 150 Adm. Kalbfus Rd., 9 p.m., 18+, free, 401-849-5000, newportgrand.com.

Sunday

March 29

Newport Restaurant Week See March 20.

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.

Seal Watch Tours 10 and 11 a.m. See March 21.

Music in the Galleries URI string ensembles perform in the galleries of the Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 2 p.m., free with museum admission, 401- 848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Sunday Movie Matinee Free screening of “Unbroken,” Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 2 p.m., 401-423-7280.

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