2015-03-26 / Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday

March 26

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

Rough Point Opens Doris Duke’s Newport home opens for touring, 680 Bellevue Ave., Thursday – Sunday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., tours depart every half hour, $25, includes this year’s special exhibit “Fired and Inspired: Ceramics at Rough Point,” newportrestoration.org.

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

Shakespeare in Middletown Fans gather to read and enjoy works of the Bard, Middletown Public Library, 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 discusses local sailing opportunities 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 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 26.

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.

Los Alamos Lecture Dr. Ron Banks, formerly of the Los Alamos National Laboratory, will discuss the people, culture, and work that took place at the facility during WWII, Edward King House, 10 a.m., $10, 401-846-7426.

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 26.

Rough Point 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 Motor through Newport Harbor and see the seals on rocks off Rose Island, guides on board, 142 Long Wharf, 10 and 11 a.m., savebay.org/seals.

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, 2:30 p.m., supplies provided, free but registration required, 401-847-8720 x204.

RIMAP The Rhode Island Marine Archaeology Project annual meeting, public welcome, Portsmouth Town Hall, 2200 East Main Rd., 3 p.m., rimap.org.

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 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 Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys perevery form 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 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.

Seal Watch Tours 10 and 11 a.m. See March 28.

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.

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.

‘Girl Rising’ Documentary screening, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley Rd., 2 p.m., $10, jamestownartcenter.org.

Monday

March 30

Nature Play Time Parents and pre-K children join Norman Bird Sanctuary educator for fun-filled nature play time, 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, 10:15 a.m., dress for the weather, $5 includes 1 child and 1 parent, additional child $2, register at normanbirdsanctuary.org.

After School Piano Concert Italian pianist Daniela Roma performs, St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, 87 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown, 3 p.m., 401-423-0515.

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

Tuesday

March 31

Pre-K Story Time Story time for preschoolers, Redwood Library’s Ballard Annex, 10 Redwood St., 10:30 a.m., public welcome, free, register at 401-847- 0292 x105, redwoodlibrary.org.

‘If It’s Tuesday, It Must Be Shakespeare’ New schedule for the informal gathering of those who meet to give interpretive readings of Shakespeare’s works, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 4:30 p.m., 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Wednesday

April 1

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.

Computer Workshop How to Email: Part 1, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m. free but registration required, 401-847-8720 x208.

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.

Life of the Mind Salon Joan Johnson-Freese, professor of national security affairs at the Naval War College, returns to the Redwood to speak on the future of the American space program, 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.

‘Reinvent Medicaid’ Join Secretary Elizabeth Roberts to share your ideas to reinvent Medicaid, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Rd., 6 p.m., reinventingmedicaid.ri.gov.

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 x103.

Laugh for a Good Cause Benefit for Relay for Life, Jimmy’s Saloon, 37 Memorial Blvd., 7:30 p.m., $20, 401-626-2197.

Thursday

April 2

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-Saturday, guided tours at 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m., self-guided 11 a.m.-3 p.m., newportrestoration.org.

Eight Bells Lecture The Eight Bells Lecture Series presents Andrew Faltum discussing “The Supercarriers: The Forrestal and Kitty Hawk Classes,” Naval War College Museum, 12 p.m., free and open to the public but advance reservations required, limited seating, 401-841-2101.

URI Pharmacy Outreach program at Edward King House on various types of headaches and how to treat them, 35 King St., 1 p.m., 401-846-7426.

Teen Egg Decorating Teens decorate eggs for Easter, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 5 p.m., supplies and snacks provided, free, drop in, 401-847-8720 x206.

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

Beyond the Tour: An Exploration of Ceramics Explore different ceramics traditions with a curator-led tour of the exhibit, “Fired and Inspired: Ceramics at Rough Point,” 680 Bellevue Ave., 5 p.m., offered as part of the Arts and Cultural Alliance’s Arts Behind the Scenes program. $15, $10 for ACA members, reserve at 401-847-8344.

Green Drinks Networking event for the ecofriendly community, Fifth Element, 111 Broadway, 5:30-7 p.m., hosted by 11th Hour Racing and the Volvo Ocean Race.

Sailing Movie Night Jamestown Yacht Club hosts free screening of “Morning Light,” Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 6:15 p.m., 401-423-7280.

‘Humor and the Harp’ Mary King presents “Humor and the Harp,” an evening of hilarity and heavenly music, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Rd., 7 p.m., free but seating limited, reserve at 401-683-9457.

Friday

April 3

Rough Point Tours Doris Duke’s Newport home open for touring, 680 Bellevue Ave., Thursday – Sunday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., tours depart every half hour, $25, includes this year’s special exhibit “Fired and Inspired: Ceramics at Rough Point,” newportrestoration.org.

Seal Watch Tours 1 p.m. See March 28.

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.

Trifecta Film Night Senior project films by North Kingstown students on self-image, elephants and music, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley Rd., 6 p.m., free, jamestownartcenter.org.

Zumbathon Fundraiser Dance fundraiser with Zaida Humphrey for Rogers High School music programs, RHS gym, 6:30-8:30 p.m., bake sale, prizes, $10.

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

Saturday

April 4

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.

Historic Site Tours Tours of the Colony House and Great Friends Meeting House, depart from Museum of Newport History at Brick Market, 127 Thames St., 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at top of the hour, call to reserve, 401-841- 8770, newporthistorical.org.

Seal Watch Tours 12 and 1 p.m. See March 28.

‘Let’s Talk Photography’ Join members of the Island Photography Group for a discussion about cameras, photos, and all things photography, all ages and skills welcome, Newport Public Library, 2 p.m., 401-847-8720 x115.

Anthony Quinn Film Anthony Quinn Foundation hosts free screening of “A High Wind in Jamaica” (1965), Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 3 p.m., 401-423-7280.

‘Birds & Blooms’ Reception Artists portray signs of spring at Spring Bull’s “Birds & Blooms” exhibition, 55 Bellevue Ave., reception 5-7 p.m., 401-849-9155, springbullgallery.com.

Opening Reception DeBlois Gallery reception for “Driven,” a non-juried show open to artists in all media, 134 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, 4-7 p.m., 401-847-9977.

Murder at the Museum 7 p.m. See March 28.

Improv Comedy 8 and 10 p.m. See April 3.

Free Comedy Ace Aceto’s Royal Flush Comedy Show, Newport Grand, 150 Adm. Kalbfus Rd., 9 p.m., 18+, free, 401- 849-5000, newportgrand.com.

Sunday

April 5

Golden to Gilded Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See April 4.

Historic Site Tours 11 a.m.-3 p.m. See April 4.

Seal Watch Tours 12 and 1 p.m. See March 28.

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