Now that all of the spooks & thrills are over for the season, and November is in full swing it's time to focus on what really matters: food.  November is a month filled with giving back and thanking one another, and it's also the perfect time to give back to our chefs and restaurateurs during Newport Restaurant Week by indulging in their fabulous, prix fixe menus, located here. We know that your whole week will revolve around picking the perfect place to dine, so we will make finding other activities even easier.. So here are 35 best things to do during Newport Restaurant Week -- we mean November 7th - 13th; same thing, right?



Newport Restaurant Week/Fall


Where: Participating Restaurants in Newport & Bristol Counties
When: NOW - November 13th, 2016
Admission: $16 Prix Fixe Lunch, $35 Prix Fixe Dinner
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.


Deciduous - A Group Exhibition

WhereAtelier Newport
When: Recurring throughout the week, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Admission: FREE
Details: This exhibition explores the ephemeral nature of Autumn patterns, the stages of growth, and the cyclical nature of desquamation - or shedding - in the natural world. Twelve artists, working in in a variety of media: drawings, sculpture, and reclaimed materials including twigs, charcoal, and fiber, prompt the viewer to reflect on the complex geometry repeated in the natural world, and the viewer’s relationship to it. 


Goose Island Bourbon County 3 Tap Takeover

WhereNorey's, Newport
When: Recurring on weekdays from 4:00 PM to 12:00 AM 
Details: Goose Island Bourbon County 3 Tap Takeover @ Norey's Newport Nov. 2nd 4PM. Tap List: 2013 Bourbon County Brand Stout, 2013 Bourbon County Barley Wine, 2014 Bourbon County Coffee Stout. Taps stay up until they are gone which is generally about 2 weeks. Mon-Sat 4PM- 1AM. Closed Sun.


The Beauty of Fall

WhereAnchor Bend Glassworks
When: Recurring daily
Details: Anchor Bend Glassworks is excited to unveil our newest work September 1st in our new gallery show "The Beauty of Fall." A centerpiece of this season's show is a purple pumpkin.


Two Barretts: Irving & Julie

WhereSpring Bull Studio & Gallery
When: Recurring daily from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Admission: FREE
Details: “Two Barretts: Irving & Julie” exhibition runs from Saturday, November 5 – 31, 2016. The gallery will be open until 8 pm on Thursday, November 10th for Gallery Night. Spring Bull Gallery located at 55 Bellevue Ave. in Newport, RI, and is wheelchair friendly. It is open free to the public. Gallery hours are 12 to 5 pm. daily. For additional information on this exhibition, future gallery events or member artists



Red, White & Bubbles: Election Day Tasting

WhereNewport Wine Cellar and Gourmet
When: 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Admission: Complimentary
Details: In honor of Democracy, we will pop open something red, white and bubbly!  Leave your politics at the door, but celebrate your right to vote after you go to the ballot box!



"The Submarine Force Today : Mission, Challenges, Opportunities" presented by RADM David Gove, USN (ret).

Where: Seamen's Church Institute
When: 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Admission: FREE- RSVP Required
Details: "Today’s submarine force, comprised of nuclear attack submarines, ballistic-missile submarines, and guided-missile submarines, is the most capable force in the world and the history of U.S. Navy. As the maritime security environment has evolved from the cold war into an asymmetrical warfighting scenario, we now face new weapons systems that can threaten our joint forces at over-the-horizon ranges. These long range challenges underscore the demands on the submarine force to meet their growing and increasing scopes of responsibilities. These submarines, and their highly trained crews, deliver a major impact and provide unique capabilities to operational commanders."


Born to be Wild

Where: Potter League for Animals
When: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM 
Admission: FREE
Details: What is wildlife rehabilitation? How does the system work in RI? What are the regulations that affect how and why the system works? Join us for an informative discussion highlighting answers to these questions, and more, for the approximately 5000 wild animals and birds handled by WRARI each year. 


Fermentation Class

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Where:  Forty 1° North
When: 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Admission: $35 per person


Marathon: The Patriots Day Bombing

WhereCasino Theatre presented by newportFilm
When: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Admission: $20, purchase tickets here
Details: "Marathon: The Patriots Day Bombing" recounts the dramatic story of the April 2013 terrorist attack at the Boston Marathon through the emotional experiences of individuals whose lives were forever impacted. Following events as they unfolded that day and over the next two years to the death penalty sentencing of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the film features surveillance footage, news clips, home movies and exclusive interviews with survivors and their families, as well as first responders, investigators, government officials and reporters from the Boston Globe, which won a Pulitzer Prize for its coverage of the bombing. Over the course of three years, a newlywed couple, a mother and daughter, two brothers – all gravely injured by the blast – face the challenges of physical and emotional recovery as they and their families strive to reclaim their lives and communities in the wake of terrorism. Directed by Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg. Produced in association with The Boston Globe.


Hymn For Her

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WhereNorey's, Newport
When: 8:30 PM to 11:30 PM
Admission: NO COVER
Details: Hymn For Her @ Norey's , Newpor Nov. 9th 8:30 PM No Cover. Come for Dinner, and Get a Great Seat. Kitchen open until 10PM. "Hymn for Her have been busy touring across the country and abroad over the past few years, injecting juiced-up backwoods country blues with a dose of desert rock psychedelia that has been described as "Hell's Angels meets the Amish."


Paradise Valley Lecture Series - Mabel Norman Cerio and Paradise Farm

WhereNorman Bird Sanctuary
When: 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Admission: FREE, RSVP Required
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 Tanya Kelley, landscape architect. Prior to its incarnation as a 325-acre nature and wildlife preserve, the Norman Bird Sanctuary was a private residential property under the stewardship of Mabel Norman Cerio. Come learn about the layered history of the landscape from landscape architect and author of the Norman Bird Sanctuary Cultural Landscape Report, Tanya Kelley of PLACEstudio.



An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe

Where: Portsmouth High School
When: Recurring until November 13, 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Admission: $10 general admission, $5 Students & Seniors
Details: The Portsmouth High School drama club will present the play An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe, written by Robert Mason, features dramatizations of several of Poe’s stories, some well-known (The Tell-Tale Heart), and some unfamiliar to most (The Systems of Dr. Tarr and Professor Fether). Show dates are November 10th, 11th, and 12th, curtain opens at 7:00pm. Tickets are $10 for the general admission, and $5 for senior citizens and students. Tickets are available at the door.


Art & Design Film Festival

WhereJane Pickens Theater
When: Recurring until November 13, Timing of films vary
Admission: Purchase Tickets Here
Details: The JPT is proud to present with The Providence Center for Media Culture and the Newport Art Museum: The Art + Design Film Festival. This festival was founded in Providence in 2015 and expands to Newport in the fall of 2016

Three films to be screened at the JPT:

Thursday November 10th  8:00pm The Happy Film
Saturday November 12th 2:00pm - Harry Benson: Shoot First
Sunday November 13th   - 2:00pm Harold and Lillian


Craft Night: Crystals, Tarot, and Tea Leaves

Blithewold Mansion

Where:  Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum
When: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Admission: $35 members, $40 for non-members
Details: Create a striking, long-lasting arrangement for yourself, or as a perfect holiday gift, using a variety of healing stones and crystals, and succulent plants. An overview of each type of stone or crystal will precede the crafting. Guests will also have the option to having a tarot card or tea leaf reading. Rosé wine and refreshments will be served.


Frankie & Johnny in the Clair de Lune

Where2nd Story Theatre
When: Recurring on Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Admission: Regular $35/Preview $20/Under $25
Details: A waitress and a short-order cook are in the middle of their first “date” having met a few weeks ago on the job. And although both have experienced their share of life’s disappointments – neither being in the bloom of youth – this lovable pair of lost souls explore the possibility of true love. At last.


Gordon S. Wood to Receive Redwood Medal

WhereRedwood Library & Athenæum
When: 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Admission: $25 
Details: Pulitzer prize-winning historian Gordon S. Wood will be honored by the Redwood Library on Thursday, November 10, 2016 as the second recipient of the Abraham Redwood Medal for Contributions to American History and Culture. The event will take place at 5:30 pm at the Casino Theatre, where Wood will give a talk titled, “Advice to the Egyptians (and other Arabs) from the Founding Fathers” following the presentation of the medal. The award, established in 2015 by the Redwood Board of Directors, recognizes individuals whose outstanding contributions to American culture mirror the founding spirit of Abraham Redwood and the Redwood Library, chartered in 1747 “for the promotion of knowledge and virtue.”


Herreshoff: American Masterpieces

WhereHerreshoff Marine Museum
When: 6:00 PM
Admission: $10 per person
Details-The Annual Carlton Pinheiro Lecture-

The Herreshoff Manufacturing Company constructed the most thrilling, innovative, and graceful boats ever built in the United States, not only lavish yachts and thoroughbred racing classes but also daysailers and dinghies, weekend cruisers and motor launches.


November Newport Gallery

Where: Various Newport Galleries
When: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Admission: FREE
Details: Enjoy a memorable night out with Newport Gallery Organization’s November Gallery Night event on November 10th, 2016. Some of Newport’s best art galleries and museums will be open free to the public from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. All of the galleries have art exhibitions running throughout the month, and some galleries will be featuring interactive artists demonstrations on Gallery Night.


Vanderbilt Grace presents Date Night Thursday


WhereThe Vanderbilt Grace
When: 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Details: Indulge in a beautifully prepared 3 course prix fix menu, including a bottle of wine, as resident jazz pianist, Michael Johnson, plays the night away. Music from 7:00pm-1:00pm


Vineyard Vinyasa Yoga

WhereNewport Vineyards
When: 5:45 PM to 8:00 PM
Admission: $26 per person, includes yoga class & wine tasting
Details: Un-wine-d with a yoga class unlike any other. Held at Newport Vineyards and presented by Thames Street Yoga & Shunya Studio, embark on a 1 hour and 15 mins yoga class, followed by a Newport Vineyards wine tasting. Dine at Brix Restaurant following the tasting to cap off the night.




WhereSandywoods Center for the Arts presented by Sweet Berry Farm
When: 7:30 PM
Details: Take equal parts talent, enthusiasm, chemistry, power, song selection and audience participation and interaction – that’s the 6 DIGG-IT Band.

What sets them apart is their truly eclectic and varied set list, bringing old and new material, their respect for the audience and the obvious joy they have each time they perform together.

A strong and tight rhythm section, seamless harmonies, gorgeous and technically brilliant lead guitar, all packaged in a fun and interactive, high energy bunch of likeble guys!


Belgian Beer Tasting

WhereNewport Wine Cellar and Gourmet
When: 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Admission: Complimentary
Details: Belgian Beer Tasting


East Bay Restaurant Week

Where: East Bay Area
When: Recurring until November 20th
Admission: Lunch $15, Dinner $25, $30 or 2-for-1
Details: Experience the beautiful waterfront and historic neighborhoods of East Bay, RI, and southeastern Massachusetts, while enjoying the diverse cuisine of the area's best restaurants during East Bay Restaurant Week. East Bay Restaurant Week will run between November 11-20, 2016. 

We encourage everyone from across Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts to experience the growing and exciting food and dining opportunities the East Bay as to offer. East Bay Restaurant Week offers a chance to try new places or renew acquaintances with some old favorites. 
Either way bon appetite. #ebdining


Morning Meander for Kids


WhereBallard Park
When: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Admission: $5 per child
Details: Start your three day weekend with an adventure for the kids at Ballard Park!  They'll learn how talons help hawk to hunt, why bird beaks differ in size and traits a skunk uses to survive as they hike the habitats of Ballard Park. Children aged 7 to 12.


Rose Island Night at Cappy's Hillside Cafe

WhereCappy's Hillside Cafe presented by Rose Island Lighthouse B&B
When: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Details: Fundraiser for The Rose Island Lighthouse Foundation. An evening of food, fun and silent auction items.


Veuve Clicquot Dinner

WhereBlackstone Caterers
When: 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Admission: $100 All inclusive
Details: Join us for the first event of our Culinary Series as we take a tour of France by way of four perfectly paired courses with world-renowned champagne brand, Veuve Clicquot. The evening will be rich with both flavors and history as you're educated on each course while the next is prepared before your eyes.

Our past Culinary Series events have sold out so be sure to make your reservations early as seating is limited!

Tickets are $100, all inclusive. The evening starts at 7pm with hors d'oeuvres and champagne pairings prior to dinner.



17th Annual Harvest Festival


WhereGreenvale Vineyards
When: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Admission: $3 general admission
Details: Harvest Festival is held to celebrate the completion of the annual grape harvest. General Admission is $3 per person. In addition guests are welcome to taste at $12, buy wine by the glass $7-$9 or simply enjoy the day's activities. 

Greenvale will host live music by Dick Lupino and friends. In addition, the celebration will include tractor rides and walking tours along with tastings of Greenvale Vineyards award winning, estate grown wines! The event runs from 1:00pm 4:00pm.


Absolutely Succulent Pumpkins

WhereGreen Animals Topiary Garden
When: 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Admission: $25 materials fee- Advanced registration is required!
Details: Pumpkins aren’t just for jack-o-lanterns! Join Jocelyn Sherman, former Chairperson of The Newport Flower Show and Tricia Bailey, Green Animals’ Outreach Horticulturist, for a fun-filled, hands-on workshop where you’ll create a succulent-encrusted fresh pumpkin. This uniquely beautiful and long-lasting centerpiece will decorate your home for Thanksgiving and beyond.


Craft Fair at the Baptist Church in Warren

Where: 407 Main Street
When: 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Admission: FREE
Details: On Saturday, November 12th, the Baptist Church in Warren, 407 Main St, Warren, will be hosting a Craft Fair from 9 am to 2 pm. In addition to local vendors, there will be a snack bar, bake sale, raffles and much more! Visit us at Sponsored by the Benevolent Baptist Society. 


Mushroom Hike

WhereBallard Park
When: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Admission: $5 suggested donation
Details: Join expert 'schroom hunetrs, Ryan Bouchard and Emily Schmidt, for a guided hike through Ballard Park.  Ryan and Emily will share foraging secrets as well as information about the unique roles fungi play in the ecosystem.  Rain date: Nov. 13th



Greenhouse Open House

WhereBlithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum
When: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Admission: FREE for members with admission, Non-members add $5, Non-member children add $2
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.


Roll Up the Rug Barn Dance

Where: Boys and Girls Club
When: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Admission: FREE
Details: Newport, RI: The Roll Up the Rug Barn Dance is back once again featuring the East Coast edition of The Rusty Pickup String Band. This Free Family Event is a collaboration between Newport String Project, Common Fence Music and The Boys and Girls Clubs of Newport County. The dance will take place on Sunday, November 13 from 2-4 p.m. in the Kid's Clubhouse, Boys and Girls Club, 95 Church Street, Newport, R.I.


Sally Blount: The Business of Education and Life

WhereJamestown Arts Center
When: 4:00 PM
Admission: $10 General Admission | $8 JAC Members | $5 Students
Details: JAC Talks - Dean at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University - Negotiations Expert, Business School Dean, Fortune 500 board member.


Understanding Champagne, with Leigh Ranucci

WhereNewport Wine Cellar and Gourmet
When: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Admission: Complimentary
Details: Understanding Champagne