2018-08-02 / Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday

August 2

Bridgefest Celebrates folk, jazz and Newport’s musical community, newportbridgefest.com.

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 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.

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.

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., free for members, $10 nonmembers, register, 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

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

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

NewportFilm Outdoors “Studio 54,” Rosecliff lawn, 548 Bellevue Ave., 6 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 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

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 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.

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.

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

August 4

Newport Jazz Festival See Aug. 3.

‘Cars and Coffee’ 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 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.

Summer Arts and Crafts Fair Conanicut Art Association event, quality crafts, art, music and fun, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Jamestown Community Center, 41 Conanicus Ave., conanicutartassociation.com.

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 Aug. 2.

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.

Jamestown Windmill Opens Built in 1787 and in operation until 1896, this three-story windmill opens for tours, North Road, Jamestown, 1-4 p.m., through June 24, jamestownhistoricalsociety.org.

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.

Oldies Night Benefit Sock-hop themed oldies night to benefit the Newport Festa Italiana committee, wear outfits from favorite decades or come as you are, Knights of Columbus Hall, 7 Valley Road, Middletown, 7 p.m., $20 donation, call Shirley Ripa for tickets, 401-849-7087.

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.

Improv Comedy 8 p.m. See Aug. 3.

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 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.

Jamestown Windmill Open 1 p.m. See Aug. 4.

Atelier Newport Cocktail Reception Group exhibit, “Vestiges,” shown through Sept. 8, all are welcome, Atelier Newport, 200 Bellevue Ave., 2-4 p.m., ateliernewport.com.

Paradise School and Boyd’s Windmill Open Visit the Middletown Historical Society 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 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 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, silent auction, 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.

Monday

August 6

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,

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.

Preservation Society Fundraiser Annual golf outing, Newport National Golf Club, 324 Mitchell’s Lane, Middletown, noon registration, 1 p.m. shotgun start, prices vary, reserve 401-847-1000, newportmansions.org.

Needles Galore Knitting instruction and assistance, 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.

Brick Market Book Club Discuss “Chappaquiddick,” by Leo Damore, all are welcome, Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., 5:30-6:30 p.m., 401-846-0813, newporthistory.org.

Teens’ Terrarium Program Students entering grades 6-12 create their own mini terrariums, materials supplied, bring anything you want to make it more personal, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 5:30- 7:30 p.m., register, 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

‘Alice in Wonderland’ Performance by Newport Children’s Theatre, Paradise Valley Park, Prospect Avenue, Middletown, 6 p.m., through Aug. 9, newportchildrenstheatre.org.

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

August 7

Urban Wildlife Presentation (10 a.m.), craft and stories (11 a.m.), two shows (first starts around 12:30 p.m.), crafts can be done all day, presentation can be repeated, refreshments, Sachuest Point Visitor Center, Sachuest Point Road, Middletown, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., drop in and leave when you like, 401-364-9124.

Magic Show Children ages 4-12 enjoy a high-energy magic show, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10:30 a.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See Aug. 2.

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.

Maker Lab Open Studio for Teens with a working knowledge of 3-D printing, vinyl cutting or button-making work independently on a project of their choosing, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4-5:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Family Concert at the Beach Black Tie Band featuring Nancy Paolino, Easton’s Beach, 175 Memorial Blvd., 6 p.m., in inclement weather, call 401-845-5810 for cancellation info.

‘Alice in Wonderland’ 6 p.m. See Aug. 6.

Preservation Society Illustrated Lecture “Life at the Top: New York’s Most Exceptional Apartment Buildings,” with Anne Walker and Kirk Henckels, authors and architectural specialists, reception and book-signing follow, Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Ave., 6 p.m., $15-$20, advance ticket purchase required, 401-847- 1000, newportmansions.org.

Sweetberry Farm Concert Series Lois Vaughan Jazz, Sweetberry Farm, 19 Third Beach Road entrance, Middletown, 6-8 p.m., food for purchase, 401-837-3912, sweetberryfarmri.com.

Wednesday

August 8

Children’s Monarch Butterfly Workshop Children explore a native pollinator garden, learn how to find and raise Monarchs at home, and how to support Monarchs and other pollinators in their backyards, Rogers High School’s Tree House, 101 Old Fort Road, primarily outdoors, 10-11:30 a.m., rain date Aug. 9, $5-$15, reserve, 401-324-9204, newportarboretum.org.

Golden to Gilded Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See Aug. 5.

Preservation Society Lectures “The Intersection of Past and Present: Contemporary Sculpture in Historic Places,” and “Rivalry and Friendship: The Contrasting Decorative Art of Robert Winthrop Chanler and Howard Gardiner Cushing,” Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Ave., 11 a.m., members free, nonmembers $5, 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.

Family Movie Children ages 6-12 enjoy the movie “Trolls” (PG) on a big screen, small snacks provided, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30- 4:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

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

‘Alice in Wonderland’ 6 p.m. See Aug. 6.

Dewey’s Readers Book Group Discuss “Liar Temptress Soldier Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War,” by Karen Abbott, all are welcome, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 6:30-7:45 p.m., Aug. 9, 3:30-4:30 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Seamen’s Church Speaker Series Features individuals distinguished in diverse areas of maritime activity and community service, Seamen’s Church Institute, 18 Market Square, 7-8 p.m., $10 suggested donation, 401-847-4260, seamensnewport.org.

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.

Illustrated Lecture “Vinland and the Watts Sherman House,” Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 5:30 p.m. reception, 6 p.m. lecture, $25 tickets, register, 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

‘Exploring Newport’ Series “Newport as a Sailing Town,” presentation and refreshments, Channing Memorial Church, 135 Pelham St., 6:30-8:30 p.m., $10, 401-846-0643.

Ballard Park Film “Rocky” (1976/PG), Ballard Park, 21 Hazard Road entrance, grass seating, 8 p.m., rain date Aug. 9, 401-619-3377, ballardpark.org.

Thursday

August 9

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

Red Wolves Presentation (10 a.m.), craft and stories (11 a.m.), two shows (first starts around 12:30 p.m.), crafts can be done all day, presentation can be repeated, Sachuest Point Visitor Center, Sachuest Point Road, Middletown, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., drop in and leave when you like, 401-364- 9124.

Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See Aug. 2.

Jiu-Jitsu for Kids A fun, energetic, hands-on introduction to self-defense, best for Pre-K and up, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 11-11:45 a.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibraryri.org.

Rose Island Family Fun 11 a.m. See Aug. 2. Jamestown Coloring Club 1 p.m. See Aug. 2.

Dewey’s Readers Book Group 3:30 p.m. See Aug. 8.

Whitehorne House Museum Open House Explore the pocket garden and collection of 18th century Newport furniture, Whitehorne House Museum, 416 Thames St., 5 p.m., free, 401-847-2448, newportrestoration.org/events.

Downtown Designs Gallery Event Showcasing work of artists supported by Looking Upwards, guest community artists, music and refreshments, Downtown Designs Gallery, corner of Broadway and Marlborough Street, 5-8 p.m., parking lot in rear, 401-845-9661, downtowndesignsnewport.com.

Children’s Night at the Beach Keith Munslow, storyteller, free carousel rides, Easton’s Beach, 175 Memorial Blvd., 6 p.m., 401-845- 5810 for cancellation info.

‘Alice in Wonderland’ 6 p.m. See Aug. 6.

NewportFilm Outdoors “Science Fair,” Eisenhower House, Fort Adams, 1 Lincoln St., 6 p.m. venue and food vendors open, 6:50 p.m. live music, 8:05 p.m. film followed by Q&A with director, 401-649-2784, rules and guidelines, newportfilm.com.

Beach Idol 6:45 p.m. See Aug. 2.

Friday

August 10

Rogues and Scoundrels Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See Aug. 3.

North Side Community Market 2 p.m. See Aug. 3.

Newport Yacht Rendezvous Benefit for Boys and Girls Club, super yacht hop, dinner, dancing, auctions, chic white attire, Newport Shipyard, 1 Washington St., 5:30-10:30 p.m., prices vary, register, bgcnewport.org/newport yacht-rendezvous.

Improv Comedy 8 p.m. See Aug. 3.

Saturday

August 11

Giant Yard Sale Indoors (air conditioned) and out, thrift shop open, car wash, vintage items, collectibles, antiques and much more, Portsmouth Senior Center, 110 Bristol Ferry Road, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., 401-683-4106, portsmouthri.com.

Aquidneck Growers’ Market 8:30 a.m. See Aug. 4.

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.

Jamestown Windmill Open 1 p.m. See Aug. 4.

U-Boat in Newport Harbor Brian L. Wallin discusses the story of a German U-boat’s brief surprise visit to Newport Harbor on Oct. 7, 1916, and its implications in the months leading up to America’s involvement in WWI, National Museum of American Illustration, 492 Bellevue Ave., 1:30 p.m., free with museum admission fee, reserve, 401-841-8949 x18, americanillustration.org.

Garden Lecture Learn how to conserve water, King Park pavilion, Wellington Avenue, lawn seating, 1:30-2:30 p.m., info@newportwaterfront.org.

Book-signing Rhode Island author and historian Brian M. Stinson talks about his book, “Newport Firsts: A Hundred Claims to Fame,” Q&A follows, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2 p.m., 401-847-8720 x208, newportlibraryri.org.

Newport Waterfront Concert Duos Day, King Park gazebo, Wellington Avenue, 3-6 p.m., free, Leslie Grimes & Matt Bruneau (3pm), AnamCara (3:30pm), Bill & Gabi of Silverteeth (4pm), and The Honey Dewdrops (4:30-6pm) info@newportwaterfront.org.

Newport International Polo Newport vs. Buffalo, 250 Linden Lane, Portsmouth, 5 p.m., $15, 15-and-under free, 401-846-0200, nptpolo.com.

Meet the Artists Night Meet the gallery’s artists and learn the stories behind their paintings at this evening of art, wine and treats, all are welcome, Mariner Gallery, 267 Spring St., 5:30-8 p.m., 401-236-2454, marinergallery.com.

‘Rock the Docks’ Fundraiser Benefits Seamen’s Church, casual lobster dinner, raw bar, open bar, live auction, dancing, live music, Newport Shipyard, 1 Washington St., 6-10 p.m., advance tickets required, $150, 401-847-4260, seamensnewport.org.

‘Wet Paint’ Community Art Fest Celebration of regional artists, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., Aug. 11, 6:30-8:30 p.m. preview party, silent auction begins, Aug. 12, 11 a.m. silent auction continues, 1 p.m. live auction, 2:30 p.m. “Buy it Now” and youth auction close, 4:30 p.m. checkout opens, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Improv Comedy 8 p.m. See Aug. 3.

Sunday

August 12

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.

Bug Bonanza Naturalist-guided hike for close-up of insects, for all ages, Norman Bird Sanctuary 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 10-11 a.m., rain date Aug. 19, 10-11 a.m., $10-$12, register, 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

‘Chasing Summer’ Food, beverages, music, bouncy house, triathlon by statewide YMCA’s Race4Chase program kids, Fort Adams, 90 Fort Adams Drive, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., suggested donations $5 child, $10 adult, $25 family, newportymca.org.

Miantonomi Park Tower 11 a.m. See Aug. 5.

‘Wet Paint’ See Aug. 11.

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 per adult, 401-423-3270, other rules and regulations, visit beavertaillight.org.

NIMfest Concert Singer/guitarist Joe Colpitt, and The Playboys with pianist Jack Casey and guitarist Mark Gorman, grass seating, food truck, King Park, Wellington Avenue, 3-6 p.m., free, 401-845-5800, Facebook.com/NIMfest.

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