Newport This Week

CALENDAR

 

Thursday

February 20

Read/Eat/Chat Art themed book club, bring a lunch and discuss “Standing in the Sun: A Life of J.M.W. Turner” by Anthony Bailey, Newport Art Museum, Griswold House, 76 Bellevue Ave., noon-1 p.m., $5 for nonmembers, no reservations required, 401-848-8200.

LEGO Drop-in “Free build,” or use pattern to create a masterpiece, 3-4 p.m., participants fourth grade and under must be accompanied by an adult, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 401-423-7280.

LivFit Learn nutritious recipes and cooking techniques with registered dietitian Kristin Niessink, leave with a hearty, nutritious meal to take home, free, open to all, 5-6 p.m., every Tuesday and Thursday, reservations required, niessink6@aol.com or call/text 401-368-7614, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center, 20 Dr. Marcus Wheatland Blvd.

Toastmasters Improve your public speaking with the Island Foghorns Toastmasters, Middletown Police Department community room, 123 Valley Road, 5:30-7 p.m., islandfoghorns.org.

‘Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic’ Talk on Kehinde Wiley, the official portraitist of President Barack Obama, by Connie Choi of The Studio Museum in Harlem, $15, 6 p.m., Rosecliff, 401-847-1000, newportmansions.org.

newportFILM Screening of “Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution” plus a Q&A, 6:30 p.m., Casino Theatre, 10 Freebody St., 401-619-2784, newportfilm.com.

Ceremonial Stonework Rediscover structures left behind, talk on “Ceremonial Stonework: The Enduring Native American Presence on the Land,” presented by Markham Starr, 6:30-8 p.m., Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 401-423-0444.

Avant-Gallery Series An art-immersive collaborative between art galleries, Newport Art House, and contemporary artists, Improvised music by MR:RM, psychedelic grooves by The Urbane Cowboys, projection art by Callie Griffiths, 7-9 p.m., free, The Kings Lens & Friends, 7 Carroll Ave.

Friday

February 21

Indoor Walking Adult walking, “The Hut,” 35 Golden Hill St., noon-1 p.m., free.

Art with Nycole Local artist Nycole Matthews teaches teens how to sketch, draw and paint, no experience or skill required, materials supplied, registration requested, 3:45-4:30 p.m., Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 401-847-8720.

Colonial Lantern Tour Learn about Newport’s early history including stories of rebellion, revolution and religious liberty, 4-5 p.m., $15/$10, children $5, reservations recommended, Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., 401-841-8770, newporthistorytours.org.

‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame’ Screening of the original 1923 silent film “The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” plus The Choir School Choristers and live organ accompaniment, 6:30 p.m., $10, $5 with Winter Festival bracelet, St. John the Evangelist, 61 Washington St.

Hera Gallery Talk Presentation of “Hera: Artist Cooperatives, Activism and Social Justice,” afterwards a celebration of the Women’s Project records and Quilt to the Pembroke Center Archives at Brown University, 7-9 p.m., Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 401-560-0979.

Rhythm is Going to Get You Social ballroom dancing, singles and couples welcome, lesson at 7:45 p.m., BYOB, snacks provided, $15 individuals, $25 couples, 7-10 p.m., Common Fence Point Arts Wellness and Community Hall, 933 Anthony Road, Portsmouth, 401-230-3420, dtdballroom@gmail.com.

Improv Comedy Watch the Bit Players create from audience suggestions, pure improvisation, 8-9:45 p.m., Firehouse Theater, 4 Equality Park Place, BYOB, $18, 401-849-FIRE (3473), reservations recommended, firehousetheater.org.

Winter Festival Comedy Show Headliner Rodney Laney with guest Dan Crohn, 8:30 p.m., $27, $22 in advance or with Winter Festival bracelet, VIP seating $45, $40 in advance or with bracelet, presented with the Newport Comedy Series, Gurney’s Resort, newportwinterfestival.com, 401-847-7666.

Saturday

February 22

Winter Farmers Market Aquidneck Growers Winter Farmers Market, a program of Aquidneck Community Table, list of vendors online, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Easton’s Beach, 401-450-4939, aquidneckcommunitytable.org.

Rum and Revolution Walking Tour Discover the changing roles of alcohol in Newport, for 21-and-over, tour ends with a rum-tasting at the historic White Horse Tavern, 11 a.m.-noon, $30, Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., reserve, 401-846-0813, newporthistory.org.

LEGO Fun Children 6 to 12 can drop in every Saturday and build with LEGO bricks, projects displayed for a week, LEGOS provided, 11 a.m.- noon, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 401-847-8720.

Annual Mac-and-Cheese Smackdown Area restaurants compete with their best mac-and-cheese, vote for your favorite, no strollers in event room, stroller parking available,

cash only at door, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. or 1:30-3:30 p.m., $22, $18 in advance or with Winter Festival bracelet, children 4-9, $12, $10 advance or with bracelet, Newport Marriott, newportwinterfestival.com.

George Washington Salute Celebrate the birthday of George Washington as the Sons of the Revolution and the Artillery Company of Newport gather at the Washington statue on the Redwood grounds, 11:30 a.m., Redwood Library & Athenæum, 50 Bellevue Ave., 401-847-0292.

Second Beach Cleanup Clean Ocean Access beach cleanup, noon-2 p.m., Second Beach, Middletown, cleanoceanaccess.org.

Beach Polo Newport International Polo Series players hold a polo match on the sand, 1 p.m., time may change based on tides, free, Second Beach, Middletown, nptpolo.com.

Winter Wonderland at Rose Island Behind the scenes tour of Rose Island lighthouse, Fort Hamilton and wildlife preserve, meet at Newport Shipyard, limited tickets for exclusive tour, weather permitting, 1 p.m., $40, $30 with Winter Festival bracelet, roseisland.org.

‘The 10 Restaurants That Changed America’ Winter Speaker Series talk on the restaurants that most influenced food trends and how we dine out socially, $20, $15 members, 2 p.m., reservations required, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., newportartmuseum.org.

Family Movie “Abominable on the big screen, rated PG, 2:30-4:30 p.m. Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 401- 847-8720.

Caribbean Carnival Drumming workshop, 3 p.m., $15, students $10, Common Fence Point Arts & Wellness Center, 933 Anthony Road, Portsmouth, commonfencemusic.org.

Mystery at the Museum “Cottage Wars,” interactive, family-friendly performance, 7-8:30 p.m., $30-$15, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., newportmurdermystery.com.

Improv Comedy 8 p.m., See Feb. 21.

Caribbean Carnival Performance by Boston-based ensemble Zili Misik, 8 p.m., $25 in advance, $28 at the door, $23 for CFM members, $15 for students, Common Fence Point Arts & Wellness Center, 933 Anthony Road, Portsmouth, commonfencemusic.org.

Ben O’Connor Concert Dance all night to popular country hits as well as original music, 9-11 p.m., $16, $12 in advance or with Winter Festival bracelet, VIP $35, $30 in advance or with bracelet, Newport Marriott.

Sunday

February 23

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

Beach Polo 1 p.m. See Feb. 22

St. Patrick’s Day Parade Fundraiser Clann Lir Irish Step dancers, music by Rhode to Dublin, appetizers, 1-4 p.m., $25, O’Brien’s Pub, 501 Thames St.

Aquidneck Island Jewish Film Series 1:30-4:40 p.m., Middletown Library, 700 West Main Road.

Museum Walkabout Dive into the museum’s history, exhibitions and future goals with an informal stroll through the galleries with Director Norah Diedrich, 2 p.m., Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 401-848-8200.

Foreign Film Series “First They Killed My Father,” Loung Ung is 5-years-old when the Khmer Rouge assumes power over Cambodia in 1975. They soon begin a four-year reign of terror and genocide in which nearly two million Cambodians die, 3-4:45 p.m., Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 401-423-7280.

Redwood Music Appreciation Series Romantic opera to the mid-19th-century, the operas of von Weber, Rossini, Bellini and Donizetti, 3 p.m., free and open to the public, reservations requested, Redwood Library & Athenæum, 50 Bellevue Ave., 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Monday

February 24

Indoor Walking Noon-1 p.m. See Feb. 21.

Needles Galore Adult knitting instruction and project assistance, 1-3 p.m., Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North St.

Make-it, Take-it Craft Drop-in every Monday to make a craft to take home, best for ages 3-and-over, 3-5 p.m., Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 401-846-1573.

Shakespeare Enthusiasts All are welcome to read Shakespeare, no experience necessary, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., Mondays, except holidays, 5 p.m., 401-847-8720.

Mahjongg Play Tile-based game with Chinese symbols, 6-7:45 p.m., for teens and adults, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 401-423-7280.

Monday Night Mysteries Mystery book discussion, 7-8 p.m., held the fourth Monday of the month, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 401-423-7280.

Tuesday

February 25

Newport Car Museum Collection of more than 75 cars from 1954 to present, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., $10 for R.I. residents, Tuesdays through April, Newport Car Museum, 1947 West Main Road, Portsmouth, 401-848-2277, newportcarmuseum.org.

Tuesday Matinee “Jojo Rabbit,” World War II satire follows a lonely German boy, PG-13, 1:30-4 p.m., Jamestown Philomenian Library,

Who’s Got Game? Calling all teens and tweens for board games and other games, including Settlers of Catan and Pandemic, 3-4:45 p.m., no registration, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 401-846-1573.

Mardi Gras Crafts Children age 5-12 are invited to celebrate Mardi Gras. They can create Mardi Gras masks and beaded necklaces, light refreshments will be served, no registration is required, 4-5 p.m., Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 401-847-8720.

Aquidneck Island Chess Club All ages and levels welcome, bring a set if you have one, sets available, 4:30-6 p.m., Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 401-846-1573.

LivFit 5-6 p.m. See Feb. 20.

North End Urban Plan Community invited to give input on the North End Urban Plan, 5-8 p.m., The Met School East Bay Campus, 115 Girard Ave.

Family Planetarium Night Take a trip to the stars, explore the cosmos and unravel the mysteries of the universe with a different theme each month, family activity stations available at 5:30, planetarium show at 6 p.m., $3 per person, Gaudet Middle School, 113 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, rgamba@mpsri.net.

“Jojo Rabbit” World War II satire follows a lonely German boy, PG-13, 5:30-7 p.m., Jamestown Philomenian Library,

Wednesday

February 26

Indoor Walking Noon-1 p.m. See Feb. 21.

Cyber-Seniors Intergenerational program that connects college students with older adults, 10 a.m.-noon, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 401-423-7280.

Art with Mermaid Masterpieces Learn simple painting techniques and complete a paint project on canvas, for children ages 6-12, 4-5 p.m., registration is required, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 401-847-8720.

Speak Up and Speak Out High school students speak up about the future of island high schools, free and open to the public, 5-6:30 p.m., CCRI auditorium.

Green Book Talk During the pre-Civil Rights era, the Negro Motorist Green Book enabled African-Americans to travel safely, Catherine Zipf will talk about Newport’s Green Book sites, 6-7 p.m., registration requested,

Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St.

Dungeons & Dragons Game Night Classic role-playing game of Dungeons & Dragons, ages teen to adult, 6-8 p.m., space limited, registration requested, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 401-847-8720.

Fiber Therapy Knit and crochet drop-in group, all skill levels welcome, 6:30-8 p.m., Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St.

Thursday

February 27

Quilters by the Sea Monthly meeting for quilters to share projects, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Middletown Library, 700 West Main Road.

WordPress Lunch & Learn For people who have questions about WordPress and need help with their websites, bring own laptop and any login information, 12:30-2:30 p.m., Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North St.

Lego Drop-In 3-4 p.m. See Feb. 20.

Poetry Night Open mic night for reading poems, short prose or stories, hosted by poets Jay Primiano and James Geary, 6-8 p.m., Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 401-423-7280.

Cut the Cord Most popular alternatives to cable TV discussed, registration required, 6:30 p.m., Portsmouth Free Library, 2658 East Main Rd., 401-683-9457.

Friday

February 28

A is for Art Children ages 2-5 and a caregiver are invited to explore art through different mediums, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St.

Indoor Walking Noon-1 p.m. See Feb. 21.

Open Art Studio Free, 1-2 p.m., Creative Communities Collaborative, 1 York St., register, 401-619-6822, creativecommunitiescollaborative.org.

Music Legends Movie “La Vie en Rose” (2007) PG-13, biopic of the iconic French singer Édith Piaf, 2:30-5 p.m., Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 401-847-8720.

Classical Indian Music Concert Sound journey concert by classical Indian Ragas, 6-7:30 p.m., $20 online, $25 at the door, The Sacred Center at 324 East Main Road, St. Mary’s Church, Portsmouth.

Improv Comedy 8 p.m., See Feb. 21.

Saturday

February 29

Winter Farmers Market 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. See Feb. 22.

Spanish Conversation For adults and teens with a basic level of Spanish who want to practice speaking, comprehension and

reading, 10-11 a.m., Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 401-683-9457.

STEM Play Day LEGO challenges and STEM based educational toys such as Magnatiles, K’NEX, Marble Runs, and Snap Circuits, from 10 a.m.-noon, free, no registration required, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 401-846-1573.

LEGO Fun 11 a.m.-noon. See Feb. 22

Game On Drop-in and choose from a variety of tabletop games to play, from chess and checkers to UNO, Candyland, Scrabble, dominoes and more. Meet up with a friend or make a new friend, 1:30-3:30 pm, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 401-846-1573.

Craft Swap Public invited to bring unwanted, but in good shape, craft supplies to swap, 1-4 p.m., The Stitchery, 14 Potomac Ave., Portsmouth.

Atwater-Donnelly Duo American and Celtic folk song performance, including a song about a woman proposing to a man, an Irish Leap Day tradition, 2-3 p.m., Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 401-847-8720.

Jigsaw Puzzle Swap Bring 300-plus piece puzzles, with pieces inside a Ziploc bag, puzzles accepted up to 1:30 p.m., 2-4 p.m., Jamestown Philomenian Library, 401-423-7280, jamlibinfo@gmail.com.

‘Wired and Rewired: On the Cutting Edge of Neuroscience’ Winter Speaker Series continues with David Borton, assistant professor of Biomedical Engineering at Brown University, $20, $15 members, 2 p.m., reservations required, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., newportartmuseum.org.

Pet Loss Support Group Help for those who have lost a pet, 3:30-4:45 p.m., free, registration required by Feb. 27, Potter League, 87 Oliphant Lane, Middletown,

401-846-8276, x122, jillh@potterleague.org.

Mystery at the Museum 7 p.m. See Feb. 22.

Improv Comedy 8 p.m., See Feb. 21.

Sunday

March 1

Redwood Music Appreciation Series Opera in the later 19th century, music of Wagner, Verdi and Puccini, 3 p.m., free and open to the public, reservations requested, Redwood Library & Athenæum, 50 Bellevue Ave., 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Rhody Voices Nancy Carroll sings of lovers and ghosts, triumphs and mishaps, famous and forgotten men and women, all who settled in Rhode Island, a selection of her songs can be heard at rhodyvoices.com, 3-4:45 p.m., Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road.

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