Fact: March is already off to a great start. From flight nights and beer tastings to Mother Goose at Rosecliff and award winning comedy, the month is looking so promising. This week is no different. 

We're already looking forward to a lengthy list of film screenings, from A United Kingdom at Jane Pickens featuring the inspiring true story of Seretse Khama, the King of Bechuanaland (modern Botswana), and Ruth Williams, the London office worker he married in 1948 in the face of fierce opposition from their families and the British and South African governments, to Forgotten Farms at Portsmouth Abbey presented by newportFILM that examines class divides in our farm and food communities.

The week also brings plenty of chances to engage your artsy side, from the return of Newport Gallery Night to another rendition of Art After Dark at Newport Art Museum.

Looking for something tasty? Join Christie's for their beer dinner featuring a flight of brews and a four course dinner. Or, head to one of Newport Storm's Pint Nights all week to help raise money for the Newport Saint Patrick's Day parade returning this Saturday. 

Ouff, we feel partied out already. 

 

Our top picks for the week below.

 

MARCH 6

FILM SCREENING: A UNITED KINGDOM

When: 4:30, 7:00 PM
WhereJane Pickens Theater 
Admission: $10 per person
Details: A United Kingdom tells the inspiring true story of Seretse Khama, the King of Bechuanaland (modern Botswana), and Ruth Williams, the London office worker he married in 1948 in the face of fierce opposition from their families and the British and South African governments. Seretse and Ruth defied family.

 

NEWPORT STORM PINT NIGHT 

When: 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Where: Parlor Bar & Kitchen
Details: An evening of fresh Irish Red on tap where $2 of every purchase goes straight to the Newport Saint Patrick's Day Parade. You'll receive a commemorative parade day glass to keep with a purchase of a glass of Spring Irish Ale. Pints will also be on sale “as is” for $5, which also goes to the parade.

 

MARCH 7

FORGOTTEN FARMS NEWPORTFILM W/ AQUIDNECK LAND TRUST

When: 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Where: Portsmouth Abbey School, Portsmouth
Admission: $12 film only, $20 wine & cheese reception + film
Details: Forgotten Farms examines class divides in our farm and food communities. Most people buy their food in supermarkets and don’t have a chance to meet their farmer, as the bumper sticker recommends. But in more affluent communities, farm-to-table restaurants, farmer's markets and CSAs are booming and the new farmers are celebrated.

 

ABITA BEER DINNER

When: 6:30 PM
Where: Christie's
Admission: $40 per person
Details: Christie's is featuring a flight of brews from Abita Brewing Company that will be accompanied by a four course dinner prepared by Executive Chef Terence Feury.

 

NEWPORT STORM PINT NIGHT 

When: 6:00 - 10:00 PM
Where: Midtown Oyster Bar
Details: An evening of fresh Irish Red on tap where $2 of every purchase goes straight to the Newport Saint Patrick's Day Parade. You'll receive a commemorative parade day glass to keep with a purchase of a glass of Spring Irish Ale. Pints will also be on sale “as is” for $5, which also goes to the parade.

 

MARCH 8

PAINT + PALATE

When: 6:00 - 7:30 PM
WhereNewport Vineyards
Admission: $35 per person
Details: Kenneth Blane from A Piece of Newport will walk you through a fun evening of wine glass painting. Enjoy a complimentary glass of wine while you channel your inner artist painting directly on a wine glass that you can take home that night. Head to Brix Restaurant afterwards for Flight Night featuring $10 wine or beer flights, Chef's Bite Board, Cheese Boards and more.

 

FLIGHT NIGHT

WhereBrix Restaurant at Newport Vineyards
When: 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM, recurring every Wednesday 
Admission: $10 per person
Details: Book your wine – OR – beer flight each Wednesday and enjoy your own personal tasting of 4 wines or 4 draft beers for $10. Sip and savor your stay-cation when you pair with our Chef’s Selection Bite Board, changing weekly.

 

NEWPORT STORM PINT NIGHT 

When: 6:00 - 11:00 PM
Where: O'Brien's Pub
Details: An evening of fresh Irish Red on tap where $2 of every purchase goes straight to the Newport Saint Patrick's Day Parade. You'll receive a commemorative parade day glass to keep with a purchase of a glass of Spring Irish Ale. Pints will also be on sale “as is” for $5, which also goes to the parade.

 

 

MARCH 9

HEDDA GABLER

When: 2:00 PM
WhereJane Pickens Theater 
Admission: $17 per person
Details: Just married. Bored already. Hedda longs to be free...Hedda and Tesman have just returned from their honeymoon and the relationship is already in trouble. Trapped but determined, Hedda tries to control those around her, only to see her own world unravel.

 

NEWPORT GALLERY NIGHT

When: 5:00 - 8:00 PM
Where: Throughout Newport
Admission: Free
Details: On the second Thursday of every month from February through December, art aficionados of all kinds stroll the streets of our bustling wharves and eclectic neighborhoods to experience the work of 25+ galleries.

 

ART AFTER DARK

When: 5:00 - 9:00 PM
Where: Newport Art Museum
Admission: Free or by donation
Details: Each Art After Dark has unique programming for the whole family. Begin the night at 5:30 PM with a live Toy Theater performance of Last Snow, Spring Love. At 6:00 PM, enjoy a gallery talk with exhibiting artist Jay Lacouture in the Wright Gallery.

 

FILM SCREENING: VINCENT SCULLY: AN ART HISTORIAN AMONG ARCHITECTS 

When: 6:30 PM
Where: Newport Art Museum
Admission: $10
Details: Vincent Scully is likely the best-known living art historian in the United States today. Long time professor of the history of art and architecture at his alma mater, Yale University, Scully's deep engagement with the subject and his passionate presentation style deeply inspired students. Scully's insights are eye-opening and have championed the work of such modern architects as Frank Lloyd Wright, Louis Kahn, Robert Venturi, and Aldo Rossi. He has focused on topics ranging from the American Shingle Style of the late 19th Century, which he identified and named, to a reassessment of Greek temples and their response to the surrounding landscape. The breadth and depth of his knowledge, which includes a close familiarity with literature as well as with the visual arts, lends a special richness to his historical interpretations.

 

NEWPORT STORM PINT NIGHT 

When: 6:00 - 10:00 PM
Where: The Fifth Element
Details: An evening of fresh Irish Red on tap where $2 of every purchase goes straight to the Newport Saint Patrick's Day Parade. You'll receive a commemorative parade day glass to keep with a purchase of a glass of Spring Irish Ale. Pints will also be on sale “as is” for $5, which also goes to the parade.

 

 

MARCH 10

THE BIT PLAYERS AWARD WINNING IMPROV COMEDY

When: 8:00 - 9:45 PM, recurring every Friday and Saturday
WhereFirehouse Theater
Admission: $18 per person
Details: RI's most award-winning comedy troupe, The Bit Players hit the stage ever Friday and Saturday night all year long with their fast paced, high energy hilarity. These improvisation masterminds present hilarious scenes, side-splitting musical numbers, and larger than life characters all inspired by the suggestions of the audience. Every show is BYOB.

 

NEWPORT STORM PINT NIGHT 

When: 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Where: Buskers Irish Pub
Details: An evening of fresh Irish Red on tap where $2 of every purchase goes straight to the Newport Saint Patrick's Day Parade. You'll receive a commemorative parade day glass to keep with a purchase of a glass of Spring Irish Ale. Pints will also be on sale “as is” for $5, which also goes to the parade.

 

 

MARCH 11

61ST ANNUAL NEWPORT SAINT PATRICK'S DAY PARADE

When: 11:00 AM
Where: Throughout Newport
Admission: Free
Details: Find your best green attire, keep your eyes open for leprechauns, and join in the revelry to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Newport! The parade kicks off from the Newport City Hall and runs through Washington Square, down Thames Street, and ends at St. Augustine's Church. Parade will be held rain or shine.

 

SECOND SATURDAY

When: 10:00 AM
Where: Newport Art Museum
Admission: Free
Details: As the winter season draws to a close, and spring has yet to burst through the ground, enjoy a morning of movement with your child led by RI native Revka Hovermale, freelance dance and theater teacher. An experienced performer of ballet, modern and jazz, Revka encourages students to move mindfully and with intention. Wake up from a long winter hibernation with art and movement in the beautiful Griswold House!

 

HOTEL VIKING PRESENTS S.A. PRUM WINE DINNER

When: 6:00 - 10:00 PM
WhereHotel Viking
Admission: $119 per person
Details: Hotel Viking’s second annual Viking Wine Festival will build on the success of its inaugural year by comprising seven winemaker-hosted dinners in addition to the grand opening reception. This year, winemakers from vineyards in Sonoma and Napa California, Washington, South Africa, Italy and Germany’s Mosel Valley will collaborate with Hotel Viking's Chef Barry Correia to create four-course prix-fixe menus. Each menu will be centered on a specific wine to complement its flavor profiles while showcasing the products of local purveyors.

 

DAILY

LOOKING CLOSELY AT WHAT IS NOT THERE

WhenCheck here for museum hours, through May 17
WhereNewport Art Museum
Admission: $10 adults, members & children under 5 free
Details: Although she began her career in ceramics, Kate Blacklock has explored a variety of media throughout her career. From oil paintings to photographs or scans printed on aluminum to 3-D-printed ceramics, this exhibition showcases several of the artist’s ongoing series.

Threading these series together is the artist’s keen and enduring interest in joining the present and past. Seamlessly integrating new technologies with older art historical traditions, such as Chinese landscape painting and nineteenth-century European porcelain, Blacklock creates something altogether new and contemporary. Whether it is examining aspects of nature or everyday objects, Blacklock carries the viewer to a place where realism, abstraction, and illusion all become one. Based in Providence, Kate Blacklock has exhibited her work in group and solo exhibitions around the country. She received her MFA in ceramics from the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence where she now teaches.

 

FASHION AND SATIRE: THE DRAWINGS OF ORSON BYRON LOWELL AND CHARLES DANA GIBSON

When: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM, through May 7, 2017
WhereRosecliff Mansion
Details: A new loan exhibition opens in the second floor gallery at Rosecliff on Saturday, January 28, 2017.  Fashion and Satire: The Drawings of Orson Byron Lowell and Charles Dana Gibson pairs a collection of satirical illustrations with Gilded Age fashion pieces and accessories. Focusing on the life of “high society” in New York City, the illustrations invite the viewer to understand fashion as a vehicle for representing and interpreting societal ideals in the Gilded Age.