2018-07-26 / Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday

July 26

Rose Island Family Fun Join the Naval War College Museum for free family programs at Rose Island Lighthouse, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., weather permitting, 401-841-7266, museumeducator@usnwc.edu, trip information roseisland.org.

Jamestown Coloring Club An adult activity, use the library’s supplies or bring your own, all are welcome, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 1-3 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Henna Program A henna artist creates henna tattoos for students entering grades 6-12 and gives background information on this art, free samples to take home, materials and snacks provided, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 2-3 p.m., register, 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Teen T-Shirt Program Learn how to design a T-shirt, provided or bring or bring your own, any color but must be cotton, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4-5:30 p.m., register, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

NewportFilm Outdoors “Two Trains Runnin,’” St. Michael’s Country Day School lawn, 180 Rhode Island Ave., 5:30 p.m. venue and food vendors open and picnic contest set-up begins, 6:50 p.m. live music., 8:20 p.m. film, then discussion with producer and writer, $5 suggested donation, rain venue Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., RSVP, 401-649-2784, newportfilm.com.

Music on the Lawn Series Performance by the Larry Brown Swinglane Orchestra, food truck, beer, wine, raffle, bring blanket or chair, St. John’s, 61 Poplar St., 6 p.m., donations welcome, 401- 848-2561.

Networking Event Network to further your company’s or nonprofit’s success with Newport Interactive Marketing, top of Hotel Viking, 1 Bellevue Ave., 6 p.m., space limited, register at bit.ly/NIMevents.

Children’s Night at the Beach Magician Tommy James performs, Easton’s Beach, 175 Memorial Blvd., 6 p.m., 401-845-5810 for cancellation info.

Henna Workshop Teens and tweens entering grades five and up learn about henna and get a custom henna design created by a professional henna artist, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 6-7 p.m., register, 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Beach Idol Children 6-16 sign up at 6:45 p.m. to participate in a competition featuring a wide array of talents, open mic for younger kids, 7-7:15 p.m., then the competition until 8 p.m., Easton’s Beach, 175 Memorial Blvd., Thursdays through Aug. 9, finals on Aug. 21.

Friday

July 27

Newport Folk Festival Four stages of music, food and crafts, beer and wine garden, Fort Adams, 90 Fort Adams Drive, 10 a.m. gates and food and crafts open, music 11 a.m.-sundown, through July 29, rain or shine, newportfolkfest@gmail.com, newportfestivals.org.

Dance Program Children 2-12 and their families enjoy a dance performance and creative movement workshop, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30-3:30 p.m., 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

‘Newport Show’ Formerly the Newport Antiques Show, features more than 40 vendors selling antique furniture, fine art, jewelry and other vintage accessories, plus modern objects such as photos and mid-century art, gala preview party tonight, 6-9 p.m., show July 28, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., July 29, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., prices vary, thenewportshow.com.

Rogues and Scoundrels Walking Tour See where scoundrels lived, pirates profited and criminals were punished, Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., 10:30- 11:45 a.m., $5-$15, space limited, reservations recommended, 401- 841-8770, newporthistorytours.org.

North Side Community Market 1 York St., 2-6 p.m., Fridays through Sept. 28, newporthealthequity.com/the-fresh-zone.

Youth Nights at Sandy Point Drop off children ages 10-15 for food, snacks and drinks, volleyball, swimming, music and beach games, lifeguard and staff on duty, Sandy Point Beach, Sandy Point Avenue, Portsmouth, Fridays through Aug. 24, 5-8 p.m., $15 per person, reserve, 401-787-0281, portsmouth.com/406/recreation department.

Newport Gulls Baseball Newport Gulls vs. New Bedford Bay Sox, Cardines Field, 25 America’s Cup Ave., 6:35 p.m., $1-$5 general admission, newportgulls.com.

Improv Comedy Watch the Bit Players create bits from audience suggestions, pure improvisation, Firehouse Theater, “Off Broadway,” 4 Equality Park Place, 8-9:30 pm, BYOB, $18, 401-849-FIRE (3473), reservations recommended, tickets online at firehousetheater.org.

Saturday

July 28

Aquidneck Growers’ Market Local produce and products, Newport Vineyards’ grounds, 909 East Main Road, Middletown, 8:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m., Saturdays through Oct. 27, 401-256-6627, aquidneckcommunitytable.org.

Common Burying Ground Tour Focus is on stones carved in the 1700s, a highlight of the visit is God’s Little Acre, the largest collection of gravestones from people of African heritage in Colonial New England, meet at the entrance on Warner Street, at Burnside Avenue, 10 a.m., free, npthistoriccemeteries@gmail.com.

‘Newport Show’ 10 a.m. See July 27.

Newport Folk Festival 10 a.m. See July 27.

Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour Hear stories about religious diversity during Newport’s Colonial period, Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., 10:30-11:45 a.m., $5-$15, space limited, reservations recommended, 401-841-8770, newporthistorytours.org.

Ask a Gardener Get insider tips about medicinal herbs from an estate gardener, Rough Point, 680 Bellevue Ave., 11-11:30 a.m., weather dependent, free with admission to house or grounds, 401-847-8344, newportrestoration.org.

Newport LEGO Club Children 5-12 drop in to build with LEGO bricks, projects displayed for a week, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 11 a.m.-noon, 401- 847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Book-Signing “Newport Bridge,” by James Ricci, Newport Mansions Store, Bannister’s Wharf, noon-4 p.m., 401-847- 1000, newportmansions.org.

Beavertail Lighthouse Tower Opens Climbers must be at least four feet tall, people and pets cannot be carried, Beavertail State Park, Jamestown, 1-4 p.m., $5 donation, 401-423-3270, other rules and regulations, visit beavertaillight.org.

American Illustration Lecture Portrait artist John Howard Sanden discusses his choices of the 10 greatest masterpieces of American illustration art and the background of the artists who created them, National Museum of American Illustration, 492 Bellevue Ave., 1:30 p.m., free with the price of admission, 401-851-8949, americanillustration.org.

Newport International Polo Newport vs. Palm Beach, 250 Linden Lane, Portsmouth, 5 p.m., general admission $15 per adult, 15-and-under free, 401-846-0200, nptpolo.com.

Paint Party Outdoor setup, for ages 13-and-over, all abilities, Downtown Designs Gallery, 7 Dr. Marcus Wheatland Blvd., 5:30-7:30 p.m., $20, register, 401-845-9961, downtowndesigns@lookingupwards.org.

Improv Comedy 8 p.m. See July 27.

Sunday

July 29

Guided Bird Walk Experienced and novice birders join experts and prowl the best bird-watching sites, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 8-10 a.m., 401-846- 2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

‘Newport Show’ 10 a.m. See July 27.

Newport Folk Festival 10 a.m. See July 27.

Golden to Gilded Walking Tour From Newport’s colonial Golden Age to Gilded Age summer colony, discover the transformation of the city and its people, Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., 10:30-11:45 a.m., $5-$15, reservations strongly suggested, 401-841- 8770, newporthistorytours.org.

Miantonomi Park Tower Climb the stairs of this 1929 memorial tower to view Aquidneck Island, Hillside Avenue, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Sundays through Sept. 2, 401-849-2799, ailt.org.

Portsmouth Historical Society The museum is housed in a church built in 1865, 870 East Main Road, 2-5 p.m., Sundays through Oct. 8, portsmouthhistorical.org.

NIMfest Concert Folk music with the Otis Read Trio and Joyce Katzberg, and global fusion music with The Gnomes, grass seating, food truck, King Park, Wellington Avenue, 3-6 p.m., free, 401-845-5800, Facebook.com/NIMfest.

Jamestown Concert Series Sundays through Aug. 26, Gemini performs oldies tonight, East Ferry Memorial Square, 6:30 p.m., free, jamestownri.gov.

Monday

July 30

Bridgefest Celebrates folk, jazz and Newport’s musical community, various venues, through Aug. 2, newportbridgefest.com.

Road to Independence Walking Tour Learn about Newport’s role in the American Revolution, Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., 10:30-11:45 a.m., $5-$15, space limited, reservations recommended, 401-841-8770, newporthistorytours.org.

Four Faiths Walking Tour Visit four houses of worship on an escorted walk, beginning at Touro Synagogue, 85 Touro St., tour begins promptly at 10:30 a.m., ends at 1 p.m., Mondays through Sept. 3, $10-$20, 401-290-7535, map and tour notes on 4faiths.org.

Needles Galore Knitting instruction for beginners and project assistance for more experienced knitters, newcomers and drop-ins welcome, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 2-4 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Jamestown Farmers’ Market Local produce, meat, crafts and artwork, Ft. Getty Pavilion, 913 Fort Getty Road, Jamestown, 4-7 p.m., Mondays through Sept. 3, farmfreshri.org.

Teens’ Movie and Pizza “School of Rock” starring Jack Black, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 5-6:30 p.m., 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Green Screen Album Covers Students entering grades 6-12 learn how to take their pictures, choose a background and insert themselves into the pictures, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 5:30-7:30 p.m., register, 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Family Movie “Frozen” (2013/PG), Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 6 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Busking at Bowen’s Fun, family-friendly, free entertainment, Bowen’s Wharf, 6-9 p.m. through Aug. 2, bowenswharf.com.

Laughter for Locals Improvisation with the Bit Players, Firehouse Theater, “Off Broadway,” 4 Equality Park Place, 8 p.m., BYOB, $15 general admission, 401-849-FIRE (3473), reservations recommended, tickets online at firehousetheater.org.

Tuesday

July 31

Bridgefest See July 30.

Dinosaurs Program Presentation, craft, reading, two movies, refreshments, Sachuest Point Visitor Center, Sachuest Point Road, Middletown, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 401-364-9124.

Fiddling Workshop Two Newport String Project fiddlers perform, all are welcome but program targets children 6-12, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10:30-11:30 a.m., 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See July 28.

Newport Invitational Lifeguard Tournament Lifeguard teams from Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New York and New Jersey compete in 20 events, Easton’s Beach, 175 Memorial Blvd., 1 p.m., Aug. 1, 8:30 a.m., 401-845-5810.

On-the-Go Craft Children 4-12 drop in to work on a craft, materials supplied, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 1-5 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

‘Return to Camelot’ Remembrance of JFK and Jackie’s wedding, vintage film clips, live performance of music from their wedding and reception, while Jackie’s stepbrother, Yusha Auchincloss, and local Newporters give impressions of what happened behind the scenes, St. Mary’s Church, 80 Memorial Blvd. West, Tuesdays through Oct. 23, 2-3 p.m., $15, stmarynewport.org/ Return-to-Camelot.

Pizza Jam Garden Party Admission is a pizza to share, BYOB, live music by five artists, Artful Lodger Inn, 503 Spring St., 3 p.m. 954-815-3175.

Slave Lecture Series “Indigenous Enslavement in Rhode Island: Facts, Impacts and Path Toward Reconciliation,” Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Family Concert at the Beach Down City Band performs hits from yesterday and today, Easton’s Beach, 175 Memorial Blvd., 6 p.m., in inclement weather, call 401- 845-5810 for cancellation info.

Sweetberry Farm Concert Series High-energy blues and old-time rock and roll with Cee and the Riders, lawn seating, Sweetberry Farm, 19 Third Beach Road entrance, Middletown, 6-8 p.m., food for purchase, 401-837-3912, sweetberryfarmri.com.

Busking at Bowen’s 6 p.m. See July 30.

Young Adult Fiction Book Club Discussion of “The Upside of Unrequited Love,” by Becky Albertalli, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 6:30-7:30 p.m., 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Live Folk Music Local folk groups the Geezers and Farm Dog, refreshments, Channing Church parish hall, 135 Pelham St., 6:30-8:30 p.m., $10, 401-846-0643.

Wednesday

August 1

Newport Invitational Lifeguard Tournament 8:30 a.m. See July 31.

Bridgefest See July 30.

Golden to Gilded Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See July 29.

Preservation Society Research Fellows Lectures “Beyond the Gilding: Exploring the Construction of Newport’s Summer Homes,” and “Newport-Cuba Connections: Families, Legacy and Trade in the 19th century,” Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Ave., 11 a.m., Preservation Society members free, $5 nonmembers, advance ticket purchase required, 401-847- 1000, newportmansions.org.

Newport Farmers’ Market Local produce and products, Wednesdays, 2-6 p.m., Memorial Boulevard, aquidneckgrowersmarket.org.

Garden Lecture Learn how to reduce pesticide use, King Park pavilion, Wellington Avenue, lawn seating, 2:30-3:30 p.m., info@newportwaterfront.org.

Newport Waterfront Concert Bridge Day, King Park gazebo, Wellington Avenue, 4-6 p.m., info@newportwaterfront.org.

If It’s Wednesday, It Must Be Shakespeare A lively reading of selected works from the Bard, all are welcome, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 4:30-5:30 p.m., 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Henna Tattoos Teens learn about the history and significance of henna body art and receive a tattoo from an artist, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 5-6:30 p.m., signed release form from legal guardian and registration required, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Beach Clean-Up Join Clean Ocean Access to clean up Second Beach, Surfer’s End, Sachuest Point Road, Middletown, 5-6 p.m., 401-236-2561, cleanoceanaccess.org.

Climatology Lecture “A Perfect Storm: An Evening with Climatologist Jeff Donnelly,” Newport Historical Society, 82 Touro St., 5-7 p.m., $5-$10, register, 401- 846-0813 x110 or hrockwood@newporthistory.org.

Salve Regina’s Historic Summer Residences Learn about the architecturally-significant but less well-known historic summer residences acquired by Salve Regina, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 5:30 reception, 6 p.m. lecture, $25, register, 401-847- 0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Divine Providence Arts Festival Celebrating Providence artists in Jamestown, live music, art and film installations, booths and tents, food and drink, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 6-9 p.m., indoor/ outdoor, rain or shine, prices vary, tickets online and at the door, 401-560-0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

Busking at Bowen’s 6 p.m. See July 30.

Newport Gulls Baseball Newport Gulls vs. Mystic Schooners, Cardines Field, 25 America’s Cup Ave., 6:35 p.m., $1-$5 general admission, newportgulls.com.

Family-Friendly Funnies Improvisation with the Bit Players, Firehouse Theater, “Off Broadway,” 4 Equality Park Place, 7 p.m., $10-$15 general admission, 401-849-FIRE (3473), reservations recommended, tickets online at firehousetheater.org.

Thursday

August 2

Bridgefest See July 30.

Process Art Children 2-11 have fun creating with bubbles, seating limited to 16 participants, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 10-10:30 a.m., 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See July 28.

Rose Island Family Fun 11 a.m. See July 26.

Jamestown Coloring Club 1 p.m. See July 26.

Redwood Classics Reading Program Discuss part one of “New York Burning,” all are welcome, by Jill Lapore, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 4:30-5:30 p.m., 401- 847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Royal School of Church Music Concert More than 100 young singers from across the country perform Evensong, Trinity Church, Queen Anne Square, 5 p.m., free, 401-846-0660, trinitynewport.org.

Rough Point Lecture “Gene Smith’s Sink and the Mid-Century Underground Jazz Scene,” Rough Point, 680 Bellevue Ave., 5 p.m. visit special exhibition galleries, 5:30-7 p.m. lecture, $15, 401-847-8344, newportrestoration.org.

Jasper Johns Discussion Dodie Kazanjian leads a discussion with Fiona Donovan on her recently-published book, “Jasper Johns: Pictures within Pictures,” 1980-2015, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 5:30-7 p.m., register, 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Children’s Night at the Beach Performance of the play “Little Red Wagon,” Easton’s Beach, 175 Memorial Blvd., 6 p.m., 401-845-5810 for cancellation info.

Beach Bash Norman Bird Sanctuary event, family fun, live music, food truck, beer and wine, bring table, chairs, blankets, Third Beach, Third Beach Road, Middletown, 6-9 p.m., $10- $25, free for 3-and-under, ticket sales close July 26, 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Busking at Bowen’s 6 p.m. See July 30.

NewportFilm Outdoors “Studio 54,” Rosecliff lawn, 548 Bellevue Ave., 6:10 p.m. venue and food vendors open, 6:55 p.m. live music, 8:10 p.m. film followed by Q&A, rain venue Jane Pickens Theater, 49 Touro St., donations, RSVP, 401-649-2784, rules and guidelines, newportfilm.com.

Beach Idol 6:45 p.m. See July 26.

Friday

August 3

Newport Jazz Festival Features four stages of music, food and crafts, beer and wine garden, displays, Fort Adams, Fort Adams Drive, and International Tennis Hall of Fame, 194 Bellevue Ave., through Aug. 5, rain or shine, prices vary, newportjazz.org.

Rogues and Scoundrels Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See July 27.

North Side Community Market 2 p.m. See July 27.

Library Film “Pitch Perfect” (2012/PG-13), Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30-4:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Opening Reception Juried photography show, Portsmouth Arts Guild, 2679 East Main Road, 6-8 p.m., shown through Sept. 9, 401-293-5278, portsmoutharts.org.

Saturday

August 4

Newport Jazz Festival See Aug. 3.

‘Motors and Mansions’ An event by the Audrain Auto Museum and the Preservation Society, Chateau-sur-Mer, 464 Bellevue Ave., 8-10 a.m., 401-236-5967, audrainautomuseum.org.

Aquidneck Growers’ Market 8:30 a.m. See July 28.

Take Me Fishing Day Family fun, poles available, children’s activities and games, first 115 kids receive a mini tackle box, Sachuest Point Refuge, Sachuest Point Road, Middletown, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 401-364-9124.

Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See July 28.

Newport LEGO Club 11 a.m. See July 28.

Spring Bull Opening Reception “All Hands on Deck!” 2018, Spring Bull Gallery, 55 Bellevue Ave., 5-7 p.m., shown through Aug. 29, 401- 849-9166, springbullgallery.com.

DeBlois Opening Reception Annual members’ show, DeBlois Gallery, 134 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, 5-7 p.m., shown through Aug. 26, 401-847-9977, debloisgallery.com.

Newport International Polo U.S. vs. Morocco, 250 Linden Lane, Portsmouth, 5 p.m., general admission $15 per adult, 15-and-under free, 401-846-0200, nptpolo.com.

NewportFilm Benefit Cocktails and savories, International Tennis Hall of Fame Horseshoe Piazza, 194 Bellevue Ave., 6-8 p.m., prices vary, reserve, 401-649-2784, online rules and guidelines, newportfilm.com.

Mystery at the Museum “Sincerely Yours,” Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 7 p.m., $10-$30, 401-324-9436, newportmurdermystery.com.

Newport Festivals Foundation Gala Features Pat Metheny, Christian McBride, Jon Batiste, and Jazzmeia Horn, The Elms, 367 Bellevue Ave., 7:30 p.m., prices vary, seating limited, reserve, newportfestivals.org.

Sunday

August 5

Newport Jazz Festival See Aug. 3.

Gardening with the Masters Gardening tips and tricks, “The Three Sisters Growing Technique” presentation, guard house and windmill open, Prescott Farm, 2009 West Main Road, Middletown, 10 a.m.-noon, 11 a.m. presentation, 401-847-8344, newportrestoration.org.

Golden to Gilded Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See July 29.

Miantonomi Park Tower 11 a.m. See July 29.

Paradise School and Boyd’s Windmill Open Visit the museum, originally a one-room schoolhouse built in 1875, and the 1810 windmill, Prospect Avenue, Middletown, 2-4 p.m., donations appreciated, middletownhistory.org.

Witherbee School Experience school and life from the 1800s to the early 1900s, corner of Green End Avenue and Valley Road, Middletown, 2-4 p.m., middletownhistory.org.

Portsmouth Historical Society 2 p.m. See July 29.

NIMfest Concert The Kane Brothers, vocal/guitar duo performing music from the 1950s and ‘60s, and Lizzie James and the Greystone Rail bluegrass/ country band, grass seating, food truck, King Park, Wellington Avenue, 3-6 p.m., free, 401-845-5800, Facebook.com/NIMfest.

Boats and Bowties Fundraiser Supports the Confetti Foundation’s mission of supplying birthday parties to hospitalized children nationwide, cocktails, food, dancing, raffles, Newport Shipyard, 1 Washington St., 6-9 p.m., boatsandbowties.com.

Jamestown Concert Series Performance by John Connor and The Irish, East Ferry Memorial Square, 6:30 p.m., series runs Sundays through Aug. 26, free, jamestownri.gov.

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