2017 is in full swing and so are the events that came along with it. Its time to spend the last week of January cozying up to a fire, eating your favorite comfort foods and enjoying all of the outdoor activities that are being offered. Grab your mittens, forks and adventure caps because this week will be one for the books.
School of Fish
When: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Where: Hope & Main Demonstration Kitchen
Admission: $50 per person
Details: At Eating with the Ecosystem’s “School of Fish”, Rhode Island chefs will educate you on different methods for turning a whole fish - straight from the sea - into a marvelous dinner you can share with your family and friends. Learn how to use plentiful local species like scup, herring, whiting, skate, squid, dogfish, whole sea scallops, and sea robin. Held in the demo kitchen (a former school classroom) at Hope & Main, each workshop is also a dinner, complete with wine and good company! Each workshop will feature one fish species, prepared several ways. Come for just one class or attend them all!
Words At The Fort
When: 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Where: Fort Foreclosure
Details: An invitation to all poets, writers & lovers of the written word!
Next WaTF reading is Monday Jan 23rd. Dress warmly :)
Sign up is at 7pm- we invite you to read 3 poems or 10 minutes, whichever comes first, or simply come to enjoy.
Personal Essays, chapters from your novel all are welcome & music to our ears.
We usually go through the list, take a 5 min little break then read through the list again w one poem second round.
CULTURAL CONNECTIONS LECTURE: VALERIE TALMAGE, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, PRESERVE RHODE ISLAND
When: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Details: This is another in our winter Cultural Connections Series, a round of monthly, informal presentations by the directors of some of our sister organizations in Rhode Island. It's a great opportunity to learn more about the cultural landscape of our community. These will be one-hour meet-and-greets, in which each director will explore the history of their organization and highlight some of their important events and programs.
Where: Brix Restaurant at Newport Vineyards
When: 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
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.
RHODE ISLAND’S SHELLFISH HERITAGE: AN ECOLOGICAL HISTORY
When: 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Where: Newport Historical Society Resource Center
Admission: $5 per person
Details: The Newport Historical Society’s current programming initiative Newport Eats focuses on food and foodways. Keeping to this popular topic, the Society is pleased to host author Sarah Schumann for the January 26th, 2017 talk Rhode Island’s Shellfish Heritage: An Ecological History.
When: 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM, Recurring weekly on Thursdays
Admission: $15 per person
Details: Every Thursday Christie's will feature a flight of local craft brews that will be accompanied with a light food pairing
Eat + Drink Local Chef Series: Chef Matt Gennuso, Chez Pascal
When: 7:00 PM
Where: Newport Vineyards
Admission: $80 per person
Details: Drink with the Winemaker. Dine with the Chef. Winter nights call for the warmth of good wine, amazing food and great company. Savor just that with our Winter Chef Series featuring the acclaimed Chef Matt Gennuso of Chez Pascal. Set in our Meadow Room adorned with rustic barn-wood walls, Chef Gennuso will walk guests through a menu crafted just for this event, paired with Newport Vineyards wines explained by Newport Vineyards winemaker George Chelf.
Matt and his wife Kristin opened Chez Pascal on Hope Street in Providence in the spring of 2003. The menu is French influenced, and is constantly evolving with the ebb and flow of local, seasonal produce; taking cue from the fantastic farmers who inspire them and remaining true to classic, thoughtful food.
LI'L PEEPS: WINTER SESSION
When: 9:45 AM to 10:45 AM
Where: The Audubon Environmental Education Center
Admission: $16.00 per Member Additional Sibling, $60.00 per Member Child, $17.00 per Non Member Additional Sibling, or $65.00 per Non Member Child
Details: This popular program introduces children ages 18 months to 2 years to the delights of nature through age-appropriate, hands-on activities. Along with a nature lesson, activities may include nature walks, crafts, songs and stories. This is also a wonderful opportunity to make new friends with the other children and parents. Registration is required as space is limited and fills very quickly. Adults must accompany children and there are no refunds for missed classes. In order to maintain an age-appropriate program we ask that older siblings not accompany the parent/child team.
DRAW THE LINE - TRIBUTE TO AEROSMITH
When: 9:00 PM
Where: Newport Grand Casino
Details: DRAW THE LINE! Authentically raised in Boston, MA, this organic show has been cultivated from the very roots that inspired & drive Aerosmith to this day. A powerful transformation of character far beyond just a tribute group, this remarkable show will give you goose bumps with the memories of the 70’s, bringing you the feel of the 80’s and with all the exuberance of the 90’s. Adding in its great audience interaction, it is a definitive crowd pleaser for all age groups. The true distinction in the show is the Steven Tyler doppelganger Neill Byrnes. Not only does he naturally look like the infamous Rock Icon, but his voice naturally sounds like Tyler! He has the tone, the mannerisms and the attitude of America’s favorite rocker! Byrnes has himself been born & raised in the Boston area and has been a musician since the age of 9. Starting with the trombone, then drums, then bass and eventually graduating from the New England Conservatory of Music. Only two months into Draw the Line, he met Tyler at a lookalike contest and Tyler was so impressed by his raw talent that he referred Neill to his personal vocal coach. Byrnes spent ten years in vocal training with Tyler’s own vocal coach Mark Baxter during his college tenure at Northeastern University and beyond. Having received his degree cum laude in Psychology, Byrnes nevertheless decided to pursue his musical interest through Draw the Line. He continues to hone his craft by pursuing other acting paths as well as keeping up with Tyler’s wardrobe & stage antics.
JANUARY OWL PROWL
When: 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Where: Norman Bird Sanctuary
Admission: $10 Members, $12 Non-members
Details: Join NBS for the last owl prowl of the winter season. Prowl the sanctuary trails after dark in search of native owls. Learn how to identify owl species by sight and call before heading out on the trails. You will listen for wild owls who are setting up their nesting territories. After our night hike, return indoors for hot chocolate and a chance to meet our captive Barred Owl Micah up close.
THE SYNERGY BETWEEN FASHION AND TECHNOLOGY - PAM PARMAL
When: 2:00 PM
Where: Newport Art Museum
Admission: $10 member adult, $15 non-member adult and $6 for students
Details: Pam Parmal, Department Head and David & Roberta Logie Curator of Textiles and Fashion Arts at the MFA, Boston will discuss the evolving idea of the use of technology in today's fashion trends.
THE HOTEL VIKING PRESENTS THEIR WINE FESTIVAL OPENING RECEPTION
When: 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Where: Hotel Viking
Admission: $119 per person
Details: Join us for our return of Hotel Viking’s Wine Festival as we debut this year with a large cocktail reception including 35 wines to taste from, many treats and stationed foods from Chef Barry and his Culinary Team and a sneak peak of what to expect at the 7 dinners planned for this year. You do not want to miss this event.
Vanderbilt Grace Mixology Master Class: Cocktails with Adrienne
When: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Where: The Vanderbilt Grace
Admission: $35 per person includes 2 cocktails and small plate
Details: Join the Vanderbilt Mixology Team as you prepare signature cocktails from our current Winter Menu. Guests can enjoy a complimentary Small Plate as they shake up concoctions beside our resident Mixologists.
Dvorak, Maconchy and Mendelssohn at Ochre Court
When: 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Where: Ochre Court
Admission: Suggested Donation $10, $25, $50+
Details: The Newport String Project returns to the beautiful surroundings of Ochre Court at Salve Regina University for high energy program of chamber music for strings.
Newport String Project directors, Ealain and EmmaLee will be joined by new Associate Musician Josie Davis for a performance of Dvorak Miniatures for Two Violins and Violas. The afternoon will also feature Elizabeth Maconchy's String Quartet No. 3 and perennial favorite Mendelssohn's Octet for Strings.
NATURE'S KALEIDOSCOPE, LEAF ROTATION: PHOTOGRAPHY BY BRIAN WOOD
When: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Where: The Audubon Environmental Education Center
Details: Discover nature's magnificent hidden patterns and soothing layers through camera rotation photography. Trees provide heart and home to us all – and their leaves are more than just an essential part of life on earth, they are also extremely beautiful. This style of foliage photography unlocks a hidden world of beauty and breathtaking geometry.
Meet the photographer at the opening reception on January 8 from 1:00 to 3:00pm.
When: 7:30 PM, Recurring Friday & Saturday, Sunday at 2:30 PM
Where: 2nd Story Theatre
Admission: Preview Show: $20 (Online) & $25 (In Person), Regular Show: $35 per person & $25 per person under 25
Details: Edward Albee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning comic-drama brings eloquence, wit and warmth to a quirky yet compelling examination of the meaning of life. On a deserted beach, a middle-aged couple encounter two humanesque sea creatures contemplating the evolutionary leap to dry land. Ironically, it’s the couple, for whom existence has grown flat and routine, who hold the answers to the inquisitive amphibians’ naive yet probing questions.
ARCTIC BLAST: EXPERIMENTS IN FROST
When: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Recurring on Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Where: Anchor Bend Glassworks
Details: Anchor Bend Glassworks is excited to announce our Winter Show "Arctic Blast: Experiments in Frost." Showcasing modern sandblasting & silvering techniques. Frosted handblown glass Anchors, Waves, and Sea Creatures are the centerpieces of this show.
NEWPORT SEAL TOUR WITH SAVE THE BAY
Where: Bowen's Ferry Landing
When: Check tour times & purchase tickets here!
Price: $22 non-members; $17 members, seniors & children ages 3-12
Details: Embark on a one hour tour aboard one of our education vessels as we cruise through historic Newport Harbor and take in 360 degree views of seals resting on Citing Rock off of Rose Island and the Newport Bridge.