We've finally started coping with the fact that September is over, just in time for the last day of October... Time just won't slow down here in Newport. That corny saying must be true, because we're having a blast as the days fly by. From festive pumpkin patches to corn mazes, fall festivals, grape stomping and more. You think we know how to do Summer? You haven't seen us in the fall. Here's what's coming up this week - it's sure to be a fast one.

 

Monday, October 31

 
HA-LOL-WEEN HILARITY

WhereFirehouse Theater
When: 9:00 PM
Admission: $18 per person, $15 per person when you use the code "COSTUME"
Details: Join RI's most award-winning comedy troupe, The Bit Players, as they present their annual Halloween night of laughs and giveaways! In addition to the usual BYOB there will be a costume contest for all those that come dressed up. We will have gift certificates to local restaurants as prizes in addition to a discounted ticket price for our audience members that come in costume. 

 

JOHN CARPENTER'S HALLOWEEN ON HALLOWEEN NIGHT AT JANE PICKENS

WhereJane Pickens Theater
When: 8:00 - 10:00 PM
Admission: $10
DetailsHalloween returns to the big screen at Jane Pickens Theater & Event Center, digitally restored and featuring an exclusive interview and retrospective with director John Carpenter. See the film that defined a genre and launched an iconic franchise the way is was meant to be seen, on the big screen. Plus, catch an exclusive interview and retrospective with the legendary master of horror, John Carpenter. Introducing the film, this special bonus explores the history of the film and the indelible influence Halloween has had on not only the horror genre, but the entire film industry. Carpenter explains why the film is meant for the big screen, the influences that inspire his filmmaking and how Halloween became the highest grossing independent film of all time.

 

HALLOWEEN COSTUME PARTY

WhereFastnet Pub
When: 9:00 PM
Admission: Free
Details: Join Fastnet Pub for a Halloween costume party where the best dressed will win a prize. Hosted by Mike Warner and the Blues Ghouls.

 

Tuesday, November 1

A Plastic Ocean - newportFILM with 11th Hour Racing

WhereJane Pickens Theater 
When: 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Admission: Free, donations encourages
Details: A Plastic Ocean is a new feature-length adventure documentary that brings to light the consequences of our global disposable lifestyle. We thought we could use plastic once and throw it away with negligible impact to humans and animals. That turns out to be untrue. In A Plastic Ocean, an international team of adventurers, researchers, and Ocean ambassadors go on a mission around the globe to uncover the shocking truth about what is truly lurking beneath the surface of our seemingly pristine Ocean.

 

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Wednesday, NOVEMBER 2

PARADISE VALLEY LECTURE SERIES - BISHOP BERKELEY IN PARADISE

When: November 2, 2016 from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
WhereNorman Bird Sanctuary
Admission: FREE, but advanced notice is required, details here.
Details: Home to beaches, farmland, a wildlife refuge, Bishop Berkeley’s Whitehall, and some of the most interesting geological formations in Rhode Island, Paradise Valley embodies artistic, natural, social, and agricultural patterns that have played an important role in Rhode Island’s development and reflect larger regional patterns characteristic of New England in the 18th through 20th centuries. Lecture by Nancy Kendrick, Ph.D.,Professor of Philosophy & President of The International Berkeley Society. Enjoy an enlightening discussion of Bishop George Berkeley. Known for his significant contributions to the fields of philosophy, mathematics, and economics, Berkeley was also a key figure in the eighteenth century history of Paradise Valley.

 

GOOSE ISLAND BOURBON COUNTY 3 TAP TAKEOVER

When: November 2, 2016 from 4:00 PM to 12:00 AM
WhereNorey's
Admission: Free
Details: Tap List: 2013 Bourbon County Brand Stout, 2013 Bourbon County Barley Wine, 2014 Bourbon County Coffee Stout.

 

 

Thursday, NOVEMBER 3

8 BELLS LECTURE SERIES

When: November 3rd, 2016 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Where: Seamen's Church Institute
Admission: FREE
Details: “At the Point of the Cutlass: The Pirate Capture, Bold Escape, and Lonely Exile of Philip Ashton,” by Greg Flemming.

Hear the incredible true story of a nineteen year old fisherman, Philip Ashton, from colonial New England who was captured by pirates and then escaped and survived for two years on an uninhabited Caribbean island. In discussing his book, At the Point of a Cutlass, author Flemming will reveal the surprising connections between Atlantic piracy in the early 1700s and major New England seaports like Boston and Newport.

 

A REVOLUTION IN COLOR: THE WORLD OF JOHN SINGLETON COPLEY

When: November 3rd, 2016 from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Where: Newport Historical Society Resource Center
Admission: $5 per person
Details: On Thursday November 3, 2016 at 5:30pm, the Newport Historical Society will host award-winning Harvard historian Jane Kamensky to explore the life of one of the greatest artists of the 18th century which is featured in her new biography A Revolution in Color: The World of John Singleton Copley. She will share details about his connections to Newport and other aspects about the American Revolution as seen through Copley’s eyes. 

 

COCKTAILS, VEILS & TAILS

When: November 3rd, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Where: The Canfield House
Admission: $10 advanced/ $15 at the door
Details: A Boutique-style wedding show.  Casino Theme: Dress to Impress.  All proceeds to benefit The March of Dimes. Parking is limited.  Shuttles will be available from the Gateway Center in Newport.

 

CRAFT NIGHT: JEWELRY-MAKING PARTY

When: November 3rd, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
WhereBlithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum
Admission: $35 for members, $40 for non-members
Details: Choose from an assortment of beautiful beads, shells, agate, and gemstones and then learn to design and create your own hand-wired jewelry. Lure Sea Inspired Jewelry will give pointers and suggestions, but this evening is all about expressing your own creativity! All materials will be provided. Wine and refreshments will be served. Register early, since space is limited. Please bring your own tools if you have them. Price includes all other materials.

 

 

Friday, NOVEMBER 4

NEWPORT RESTAURANT WEEK- FALL BEGINS!

When: November 4th, 2016 (runs until November 13th, 2016)
Where: Various Locations throughout Newport and Bristol Counties
Admission: Prix Fixe Lunch: $16 and Prix Fixe Dinner: $35
DetailsNewport Restaurant Week, part of a nationwide movement, debuted here in 2006 as an annual event to encourage both residents and visitors to Newport and Bristol counties to experience the vast culinary talent in our destination at an affordable price. Today, Newport Restaurant Week takes place both in the spring and in the fall with more than 50 participating restaurants offering extraordinary three-course prix fixe lunches for $16 and three-course prix fixe dinners for $35.

 

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PREVIEW PARTY FOR THE 25TH ANNUAL CORNUCOPIA FINE ARTS AND CRAFTS SALE

When: November 4th, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Where: The Pennfield School
Admission: $25 per person
Details: November 4 - Preview Party for the 25th Annual Cornucopia Fine Arts and Crafts Sale on Friday, November 4th, 2016. There is a $25 donation per person for delicious hors d'oeuvres and complimentary wine or beer and shopping. The Pennfield School is located at 110 Sandy Point Avenue, Portsmouth, Rhode Island.

 

Saturday, NOVEMBER 5

6TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY SHOWCASE CRAFT FAIR

When: November 5th, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
WhereGreen Valley Country Club
Admission: FREE Admission & Parking
Details: Join us for 6th Annual Holiday Showcase Craft Fair. With our Crafters & Vendors with their unique creations & products. Jump start your holiday shopping early. Show Specials & Discounts & More. Something for everyone on your list.

 

OPERA PROVIDENCE: A MUSICAL ODYSSEY

When: November 5th, 2016 at 8:00 PM
Where: St. Michael's Church in Bristol, Rhode Island
Admission: $20 per person, $15 for seniors and $10 for students
Details: The Community Concert Series @ St. Michael’s is celebrating its 10th anniversary gala season by bringing back favorite performers from the past decade. "Opera Providence: A Musical Odyssey" will kick off the season on Saturday, November 5, 8:00 P.M., at St. Michael’s Church, 399 Hope St., Bristol. Audiences can look forward to the magnificent voices of 6 men and women singing solos, duets, and quartets of beloved selections from the operas of Puccini, Verdi, Mozart, and Bizet, as well as classic Broadway musicals. Music Director, Rene de la Garza, from the University of Rhode Island will be featured.

 

ROAD TO INDEPENDENCE TOUR

When: November 5th, 2916 at 11:00 AM
WhereBrick Market: Museum & Shop presented by Newport History Tours
Admission: $15 per person
Details: Riots and rebellions, enemies and allies! Learn about Newport’s role in the American Revolution. Presented by Newport History Tours.

 

ST. JOSEPH'S CHURCH HARVEST FAIR

When: November 5th, 2016 from 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM
Where: St. Joseph's Church in Newport, Rhode Island
Admission: FREE
Details: This annual fundraiser for St.Joseph's Church always guarantees fun,food and prizes for the whole family. Free admission and free parking. Featured activities and tables include a major raffle with cash prizes, a quilt raffle, silent auction, white elephant sale, theme baskets table, handcrafted items, Christmas table, boutique table,a 50/50 raffle, Spanish table, plants table and children's activities.

 

STAR GAZING

When: November 5th, 2016 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Where: Ballard Park
Admission: $5 suggested donation, $15 per group/family
Details: Robert Horton and Scott MacNeill from Brown University will bring their high powered telescopes to give a your of the fall skies.  A crescent moon, stars, clusters, nebulae and galaxies should be visible.  Quarry Meadow.  Hazard Road Entrance.

 

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THE PENNFIELD SCHOOL'S 25TH ANNUAL CORNUCOPIA PROFESSIONAL FINE ARTS AND CRAFTS SALE

When: November 5th, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Where: The Pennfield School
Admission: $2 for adults, FREE for children
Details: November 5- The Pennfield School will host its 25th Annual Cornucopia Professional Fine Arts and Crafts Sale on Saturday, November 5, 2016, from 9am - 4 pm. Over 60 professional artisans will display for sale their works of art including woodworking, jewelry, clothing, pottery, photography, home decor and other finely-made crafts. Cornucopia is a juried show and artisans are selected to participate based on quality of and uniqueness of their art. Admission is $2.00 for adults and free to children. The Artists' Palette Cafe' will be open all day on Saturday, serving breakfast, lunch and snacks. Proceeds from the event will benefit art programs at the Pennfield School. The Pennfield School is a non-profit, non-denominational, co-eduational independent school providing class from pre-school through grade eight.

 

 

Sunday, NOVEMBER 6

BRISTOL BURGER BASH AT LINDEN PLACE

When: November 6th, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
WhereLinden Place Museum
Admission: $35 per person
Details: Linden Place Museum’s first ever Bristol Burger Bash will bring together three elements that make for a fantastic fall afternoon – burgers, beer and bluegrass! Come sample East Bay’s best burgers all under one roof while enjoying local beers and wines and listening to down home live bluegrass in the Linden Place ballroom and gardens. 

East Bay’s best restaurants will bring their “burger” A-game, serving up mini burgers of all types – imagine beef, turkey, chicken, pork, seafood and more! Presented with sponsor Toasted Bun Hospitality, Inc., this afternoon of culinary fun is a fundraiser for the preservation and restoration of Linden Place Mansion.

 

FALL FAMILY FREE OPEN HOUSE

When: November 6th, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Where: Herreshoff Marine Museum
Admission: FREE 
Details: Includes: Kids activities, Arts & Crafts, Seasonal fun, Hot Cider & Snacks, Formal Tours, Gift Store specials and a chance to visit the Restoration Shop

 

HOTEL VIKING AND VISTING NURSE SERVICES PRESENT THE 6TH ANNUAL CHOCOLATE BRUNCH

When: November 6th, 2016 from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
WhereHotel Viking
Admission: Purchase tickets here!
Details: November is coming….and VNS is offering an afternoon reprieve from the election campaigns!  Chocolate Brunch returns Sunday, November 6th with some fun developments in the 6th annual brunch series. 

 

GREENHOUSE OPEN HOUSE

When: November 6th, 2016 (and November 13th, 2016) from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
WhereBlithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum
Admission: FREE for members, $5 for non-members, and $2 for children
Details: Join us for a special greenhouse “open house” and see what is growing under the glass at Blithewold! Gardens Manager Gail Read will be on site to answer all your garden questions. The greenhouse is bursting with Blithewold’s collection of living potted exotics, salvias, begonias, and ferns, plus seedlings and cuttings propagated from our own garden plants. A botanical exhibit of nature’s curiosities gathered from the grounds will be on display in the potting shed. Come, unplug, and tune in to nature! All ages welcome. Refreshments will be served.