Now that we have filled our stomachs and gave back to all of our wonderful chefs in Newport and Bristol Counties, it is time to give back to ourselves and those around us. This week we have everything from seasonal glass blowing to thanksgiving themed foodie events, to ensure your week is filled with awesomeness.



Goose Island Bourbon County 3 Tap Takeover

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Where: Norey's, Newport
When: 4:00 PM to 12:00 AM, Recurring every week day
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.


East Bay Restaurant Week

Where: East Bay, Rhode Island
When: NOW - 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. 


Last Of The Red Hot Lovers

WhereThe Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Restaurant
When: NOW - November 18, Recurring every week day
Admission: $20 - $59.95
Details: Last of the Red Hot Lovers Thursday, October 13 – Sunday, November 20 Written by Neil Simon Directed by Tony AnniconeMiddle-aged and married, overworked and overweight, Barney Cashman wants to join the sexual revolution before it's too late and arranges three seductions: the first, Elaine Navazio proves to be a foul-mouthed bundle of neuroses; Bobbi Michele is next, a 20-ish actress who's too kooky by half; finally comes September and Jeanette Fisher, a gloomy, depressed housewife who happens to be married to Barney's best friend.


New Exhibit “Crossing the Line: Unofficial U.S. Navy Traditions”

Where: U.S. Naval War College Museum
When: 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Admission: FREE
Details: Commemorating the crossing of the equator, as well as other significant crossings such as the Arctic Circle, the International Date Line, and the Panama and Suez Canals, the twenty-seven certificates on display date from 1908 to the present. On view from June 13-December 30, 2016.


Second Annual Mini Art Show at Blink Gallery

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WhereBlink Gallery
When: 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM, NOW - January 8th, 2017
Details: Last year, we gave you the first Annual Mini Art Show. This year, we return with another fantastic group of artists of all ages and mediums who have worked hard to bring you their unique pieces in our salon-style show.


The Beauty of Fall

WhereAnchor Bend Glassworks Gallery
When: NOW - November 20th
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: 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM, NOW - November 30th
Admission: FREE
Details: This November Spring Bull Gallery invites you to “Two Barretts: Irving & Julie” . The exhibition showcases the works of Irving & Julie Barrett. Shortly after Irving’s beloved wife Julie passed away in the spring of 2014 he was invited to have a show at Spring Bull Gallery featuring works of his and Julie’s. Irving received a BFA from Parson's New School and an MFA from Pratt after working at the Museum of Modern Art. He has had numerous exhibitions at New York City's NoHo Gallery and a one person show “Avian Aquidneck” at the Newport Art Museum in 2014. Irving’s art capture in color detail the subject matter whether it is birds, dogs or his beloved Julie, as in this exhibit. Julie preferred black and white drawings and clay to express her creativity. For this exhibition her drawings will feature words, sometimes of clusters of related things, quotes from movies or songs, and occasionally approaching a condition of poetry. Her dino clay figures on the other hand are awash in color and give full vent to her love for that aspect of art. Julie tended to shy away from participation in shows or exhibits. It is time for her work to be enjoyed by the public.



Cooking Class: Creative Ideas for Thanksgiving

WhereNewport Wine Cellar and Gourmet
When: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Admission: $55 per person
Details: Creative ideas for Thanksgiving



Don Farias and Debbie Filkins present their Photography

WhereNewport Art Museum
When: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Admission: FREE
Details: The November presentation of the Newport Photo Guild features the work of two accomplished members, Don Farias and Debbie Filkins. This program provides a glimpse into their creative process which will be illustrated form photographs from their portfolio.


Fermentation Class

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WhereForty 1° North
When: 6:30 P to 8:00 PM
Admission: $35 per person
Details: Fermentation Class Every Wednesday at 6:30. Featuring five wine tastings with a special theme or from a particular region accompanied by five small food pairings, Fermentation Class is held at the Oval Bar every Wednesday at 6:30. Reservations are required and this class often sells out.


Home School Class: Fungus Among Us


WhereBallard Park
When: 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Details: It's more than just a great pizza topping.  Fungi come in all shapes and sizes.  Discover what a fungus really is and the important role fungi play in the ecosystem.


Wine Class: Thanksgiving Table

WhereNewport Wine Cellar and Gourmet
When: 7:00 PM to 8:15 PM
Admission: $35 per person
Details: Wine Class: Thanksgiving Table



Arthur Curtiss James and Swiss Village

Where: SVF Foundation
When: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Admission: FREE
Details: An Independent historical researchers, writer and lecturer for over 25 years, Newport native Brian Stinson is truly an expert on Newport History. Although many have anecdotal stories and tidbits of information about the former James estate, most know very little about Harriet or Arthur Curtiss James. Brian will join us to highlight the personal lives of these well-known philanthropists, including details of their many estates, yachts, charities, foundations, family and friends etc., and provide insight to this extraordinary couple and the times in which they lived.



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When: 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
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 parining


Frankie & Johnny in the Clair de Lune

Where:  2nd Story Theatre
When: Recurring, Friday & Saturday
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.


Grand Forage 1778: A Newport Historical Society Author Talk

Where: Newport Historical Society Resource Center
When: 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Admission: $5 per person
Details: On Thursday November 17, 2016 at 5:30pm the Newport Historical Society will host author Todd Braisted to explore this topic and its Newport connection during Grand Forage 1778. This talk examines the events surrounding this chaotic yet little-studied period of the American Revolution, including the British expeditions to Bedford and Martha’s Vineyard following the raising of the Siege of Newport. 


Magnolia Leaf Workshop


Where:  Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum
When: 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Admission: $50 members $60 Non-member
Details: Preserved magnolia leaves are a fabulous foliage for wreaths, swags, mantel decorations, or centerpieces. In this class, learn how to manipulate the leaves in various ways, and take home a finished magnolia leaf wreath or garland. All materials will be supplied and refreshments will be served!


Milk and Honey Wine + Cheese Class

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WhereNewport Vineyards
When: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Admission: $42 per person
Details: Milk & Honey Cheese + Wine = BLISS
Join us for an evening where our wine and cheese experts take you on a journey through Milk & Honey cheeses paired with Newport Vineyards wines. PLUS! Receive $5 a purchase of $25 or more in the Marketplace that evening only.* Dine at Brix following the class to cap off the night in front of their fireplace.


Pre-K Story and Stroll Series

WhereNorman Bird Sanctuary
When: 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Admission: $5 per program, includes 1 child & 1 parent, $2 per additional child
Details: Settle in for a series of engaging nature stories geared toward our youngest visitors. Story time will be complemented by a nature walk focused on the sensory experiences around the beautiful garden and trails.


Salve Regina's Extensions Dance Company

Where: Casino Theatre
Admission: $8 for Salve Students/Faculty/Staff, $10 for Military and Seniors, $15 for General Admission
Details: Salve Regina University's Extensions Dance Company, directed by Assistant Professor Lindsay Guarino with the assistance of Cayley Christoforou, '15, will be performing at the Casino Theatre from November 17th-19th, 2016. The program will include a range of dynamic and athletic contemporary choreography from invited guest artists, faculty, notable alumni and current students. The dance program's junior company, Extensions II, will also present a new work in the concert by Island Moving Company's Lauren Difede.


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



Funny Little Planet

Where: Sandywoods Center for the Arts
When: 7:30 PM
Admission: $10 in advance, $12 at the door
Details: The band had its beginnings in the Tiverton/Little Compton farm country. Local legends and members of Rufus and the Moondogs. In the early '70s, Meat and Mates, comprised of John, Bruce, Clem, his brother Matt on guitar, and drummer Eric Kirkwood, played a multi- band concert on a large stage set up in a field that was to become the Bulgarmarsh Recreation Area, between Sandywoods and Bulgarmarsh Road.


Prelude to a Kiss

Where2nd Story Theatre
When: Recurring, Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Admission: Regular $35/Preview $20/Under $25
Details: In this modern day fairy tale, an uninvited guest turns a perfect wedding into a white-knuckled rollercoaster ride of doubt and regret. For when this elderly “wedding crasher” kisses the bride, their souls exchange, leaving the brave but bewildered groom to reverse the curse armed only with the power of love.


Sweet Start Smackdown

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WhereLinden Place
When: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Admission: $15 per person
Details: Dessert comes first at the Sweet Start Smackdown where local pastry chefs compete and foodies feast. Scores from our celebrity judges — and votes from guests decide the winner of East Bay Restaurant Week’s Signature Sweet.



Dick Lupino Trio

WhereGreenvale Vineyards
When: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Details: Dick Lupino Trio at Greenvale Vineyards.


87th Annual Harvest Bazaar

Where: First Congregational Church
When: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Details: Join us for the 87th Annual Harvest Bazaar at the First Congregational Church in Bristol. Bring a friend and shop for seasonal gifts, find unique handmade items, art pieces, jewelry, plants, baked goods, attic treasures, and our exciting Silent Auction. Luncheon is served from 11:20 - 1:30 featuring homemade desserts and entertainment. Free admission. Family Friendly! For more information, visit


Award-Winning Improv Comedy with The Bit Players

WhereThe Bit Players
When: 8:00 PM
Details: RI's most award-winning comedy troupe hits the stage with their hilarious improv show full of larger than life characters, hysterical musical numbers, & the quickest wit you'll ever see EVERY Fri & Sat night at 8pm. If you are coming for a special occasion & would like a person(s) of honor to be part of the show let us know in advance. We will create a customized game just for your group! We encourage ALL guests to buy tickets online, shows often sell out. All shows are BYOB! Laugh More.


Bricks, Sticks & The Vernon House: A Walking Tour

WhereNewport History Tours
When: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Admission: $15 per person, $10 Newport Historical Society members, active duty and retired military with ID; $5 for children ages 5-12.
Details: Discover Newport’s exquisitely preserved architecture, from the colonial era to the Victorian splendor of lower Bellevue Avenue. This tour stops inside the Vernon House, one of the most lavish buildings in colonial Newport. Explore the architecture and craftsmanship of this Georgian home including its remarkable Chinoiserie parlor panels which are believed to be unique in colonial America.Reservations are required as space is limited.


Christmas at the Newport Mansions


Where: The Breakers, The Elms and Marble House
When: Until January 2nd, 2017
Details: The glitter of gold and the sparkle of silver will dazzle you as you tour three magnificent mansions decked out in Yuletide finery. Music, tours, and spectacular decorations highlight the celebration of Christmas at the Newport Mansions. The Preservation Society of Newport County invites you to make holiday memories with your family by visiting The Breakers, The Elms and Marble House this holiday season.


Family Outdoor Adventure Building Shelters & Forts

WhereNorman Bird Sanctuary
When: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Admission: $8 Members, $10 Non-members
Details: Come sharpen your survival skills and explore the great outdoors in the crisp fall air. You will learn how to build shelters and forts in the yew forest (named the fairy forest by our summer campers) and explore along the way. You'll also use your senses to discover the exciting changes that happen in fall at NBS!


Francisco Pais and Others

Where: Sandywoods Center for the Arts
When: 7:30 PM
Admission: $12 in advance, $15 at the door
Details: After three highly acclaimed albums, Portuguese born guitarist Francisco Pais has been exploring new music relentlessly with some of the most influential young lions in NYC. He is a creative tour-de-force who never ceases to try push the limits of what can be done in music. 


Gong Sound Bath

Where: The Yellow Building
When: 6:30 PM
Admission: $15 per person
Details: A gong sound bath immerses listeners in waves of sacred and healing sound. Deb Stevens, using a variety of Tibetan gongs, bells, and chimes, will bathe you in peaceful sustained waves of primordial sound. Listeners typically experience a sense of well-being as the sacred gong sounds restore the free flow of energy throughout the body. Some listeners describe out-of-body experiences, or seeing images, colors, or symbols behind their closed eyes.


Newport Seal Tour with Save The Bay


Where: Bowen's Ferry Landing
Admission: $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. 


The Colony House Tour

WhereNewport History Tours
When: 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Recurring Saturday & Sunday
Admission: $15 per person, free for Newport Historical Society members, $5 for children ages 5-12
Details: This historic site, built in 1739, was a center for RI's colonial government. Explore its significant history, including the surrounding square, and view an original Gilbert Stuart portrait of George Washington.


Tour of the Month: Bricks, Sticks & The Vernon House

WhereNewport History Tours
When: 11:00 AM
Admission: $15
Details: Discover Newport’s exquisitely preserved architecture, from the colonial era to the Victorian splendor of lower Bellevue Avenue. This tour stops inside the Vernon House, one of the most lavish buildings in colonial Newport. Explore the architecture and craftsmanship of this Georgian home including its remarkable Chinoiserie parlor panels which are believed to be unique in colonial America. Presented by Newport History Tours.


William Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale & The Taming of the Shrew

WhereJamestown Arts Center
When: 7:00 PM
Admission: $15 General Admission, $12 Students & Seniors
Details: William Shakespeare’s: The Winter’s Tale & The Taming of the Shrew



Cooking Class: Italian Holiday Cookies with Maria

WhereNewport Wine Cellar and Gourmet
When: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Admission: $25 per person
Details: Cooking Class : Italian Holiday Cookies with Maria


Four Bridges Bluegrass Concert

WhereSaint Columba's Chapel
When: 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Admission: $20 per person
Details: The second concert in the St. Columba’s Concert series will provide a good kickoff to the holiday season. The concert will feature bluegrass music performed by a local group, Four Bridges. They play in several venues in Rhode Island and Massachusetts and have toured in Europe.


Free Guided Bird Walk

WhereNorman Bird Sanctuary
When: 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Details: Lace up your boots and grab your binoculars for the Sunday Bird Walk at the Norman Bird Sanctuary. Birding masters and beginners alike are welcome to join our experts as they prowl the best bird watching spots that NBS has to offer. No registration required, just meet in the parking lot at 8 am.


Santa Hustle Rhode Island 5k & Half Marathon

Where: Newport, Rhode Island
When: 7:00 AM
Admission: $45 per person (5K), $65 per person (Half Marathon)
Details:Be a part of one of the largest growing races as thousands of Santas will hit the streets of Newport for the First Ever Santa Hustle Rhode Island Half Marathon and 5k on Sunday, November 20, 2016 at 7 a.m.

Every participant will receive a Santa hat, beard, and a lightweight performance hoodie to wear while running. And NEW THIS YEAR a Finisher Medal for All! Come out out for a morning of outrageous holiday decorations, festive music, and a large after party!


Winter Marketplace & Preview Party

WhereBlithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum
When: 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Admission: FREE for members, $5 for non-members
Details: Blithewold welcomes you to join us for our first-ever Winter Marketplace – where local traders, purveyors of fine goods, artisans and artists will be selling their wares in the Mansion and outbuildings. Enjoy a great day out with family and friends, and do some holiday shopping! Live music & cider will be served.