2016-02-04 / Around Town

Winterfest

Friday, Feb. 12

Festival Bouncy House Newport Visitor Center, 23 America’s Cup. Ave., 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., free.

Ice Cream Sundae Bar Hotel Viking Ballroom, 1 Bellevue Ave., 1 – 3 p.m., $5/free with bracelet.

Polar Pineapples Variety of ice sculptures and an ice luge, Hyatt Regency Hotel, 3 – 9 p.m., 401-851-1234.

Beatlemania Relive the Revolution with four musicians from the cast of Beatlemania, bring your dance shoes, Hyatt Regency Hotel, 9 p.m., $20/$15 with bracelet, VIP tickets also available, 401-847-7766.

Saturday, Feb. 13

Festival Bouncy House Newport Visitor Center, 23 America’s Cup. Ave., 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., free.

Ice Sculpting Demonstration Ice sculptors wield their chisels, chain saws, blow dryers and power sanders to create their masterpieces, Bailey T’s, 12 Long Wharf Mall, 11a.m. - 2:30 p.m., sculptures on display until they melt, free, 401- 847-7666.

20th Annual Chili Cook-Off Area restaurants, caterers and the local fire department compete to see who has the best chili in town, Hyatt Regency Hotel, 11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., adults $10/$7 with bracelet, children (6-10) $3/$2 with bracelet, children under 5 free, tickets at the door, 401-847-7666.

WINE-ter Fest Ice wine bar overlooking the winter vineyard, live music, and food sampling from Brix Restaurant, Fatulli's Bakery & Deli and a selection of local purveyors, Newport Vineyards, 909 East Main Rd., Middletown, noon – 5 p.m., $22 per person in advance, $25 at door, newportvineyards.com, 401-848- 5161.

Ice Cream Sundae Bar Hotel Viking Ball Room, 1 Bellevue Ave., 1 – 3 p.m., $5/free with bracelet.

Polar Pineapples Variety of ice sculptures and an ice luge, Hyatt Regency Hotel, 3 – 9 p.m., 401-851-1234.

Jimmy Buffett Tribute Band Changes in Latitudes performs your favorite Jimmy Buffet songs,

Hyatt Regency Hotel, 8:30 p.m., $15 in advance with bracelet, $20 at the door if available, VIP tickets also, order at newportwinterfestival.com.

Sunday, Feb. 14

Children’s Fair Two-day fair with fun-filled activities, music and continuous live entertainment, refreshments available, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Sunday and Monday 11:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., adults and children $7/$4 with bracelet, tickets at the door, 401- 847-7666.

WINE-ter Fest See Feb. 13 for details.

Poetry by Dance Island Moving Junior Company brings poetry to life through dance, IMC Dance Studio, 3 Charles St., second floor, 2:30 and 3:30 p.m., $5 adults, $3 children under 12, one child free with bracelet, 401-847-4470.

Tropical Drink Contest Competition and samplings for audience, Gas Lamp Grille, 206 Thames St., 9 p.m., 401-845-9300.

The 60th annual parade will be Saturday, March 12

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