We are officially one week away from Spring and our city is reawakening for the season with plenty to do by the sea, from an 8-course pork dinner at America's oldest tavern to live improv comedy and event a few events to get you outdoors. 

Our picks for what to do this week below.

 

MARCH 14

WHITE HORSE TAVERN DUROC PORK DINNER

When: 7:00 - 9:30 pm
Where: White Horse Tavern
Admission: $70 per person
Details: The White Horse Tavern welcomes 3rd generation farmer Abby Beeler to the tavern to discuss the history of their pig farm, the benefits to eating Berkshire pork raised without hormones, naturally. Chef Richard Silvia and his team will be crafting 8 courses using 8 separate cuts of pig. Reservations will be taken by phone only at 401.849.3600.

 

EAST BAY RESTAURANT WEEK

When: Through March 23, 2017
Where: East Bay Area Restaurants
Admission: $15 lunch, $20, $30 or 2-for-1 dinner
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. 

 

 

MARCH 15

WOODCOCK WALK

When: 6:30 - 7:30 PM
Where: Norman Bird Sanctuary
Admission: $8 members, $10 non-members
Details: Join NBS staff to learn more about the special adaptations of the American Woodcock, an elusive woodland shorebird that begins its early mating season before many other species. The highlight of this program is a twilight walk through the woodland-bordered fields as we search for displaying Woodcocks. The wonderful “sky dance” of this aerial acrobat is a reminder that spring is on its way.

 

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.

 

 

MARCH 16

BIKE NEWPORT NIGHT

When: 6:00 - 9:00 PM
WhereMidtown Oyster Bar
Admission: $30 per person
Details: Each March Bike Newport throws a bike party to celebrate cycling in Newport and raise funds for a new initiatives. This year's event takes place on Thursday, March 16, 6:00 - 9:00 PM at Midtown Oyster Bar. Enjoy live music by the Slackwater String Band and Los Duderinos, supported by Common Fence Music.The grand prize raffle winner will take home a Cannondale Quick 6 hybrid, donated by Newport Bicycle.

 

EAT LOCAL + DRINK LOCAL: REVIVAL BEER DINNER

When: 7:00 pm
Where: Newport Vineyards
Admission: $65  person
Details: Newport Vineyards is trading grapes for hops for this epic Eat Local + Drink Local Revival Beer Dinner. Sink your teeth into Executive Chef Andy Teixeira’s 5-course menu, paired with the wicked good beer of Revival Brewing Company This is going to be amazing, consider yourself warned and reserve your spot today.

 

 

MARCH 17

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.

 

LAST CHANCE: ARCTIC BLAST EXPERIMENTS IN FROST

When: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, through Sunday
Where: Anchor Bend Glassworks
Admission: Free
Details: Anchor Bend Glasswork's  Winter Show "Arctic Blast: Experiments in Frost" continues through Sunday showcasing modern sandblasting & silvering techniques. Frosted hand-blown glass anchors, waves, and sea creatures are the centerpieces of this show.

 

 

MARCH 18

HOTEL VIKING PRESENTS BENOVIA WINE DINNER

When: 6:00 - 10:00 PM
WhereHotel Viking
Admission: $119 per person
Details: Owner Joe Anderson joins us for a special night featuring his Russian River small lot, superbly balanced, artisan wines.  Joe will share his philosophy of his winery team being an extension of an extraordinary family, one that eats, drinks, and breathes a lifelong passion for wine. Enjoy a selection of Chardonnays, Pinot Noirs, Rose of Pinot Noir and other selections, paired to a four course meal.

 

 

MARCH 19

MEET YOUR MAKER

When: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Where: Hope & Main
Details: The nonprofit food incubator Hope & Main announces its lineup of monthly indoor specialty food markets where the community can eat, drink and shop local in a lively, food-centric marketplace showcasing dozens of local companies crafting specialty food products, prepared foods and handcrafted beverages. Taste and tour through Hope & Main’s facility, catch cooking demonstrations throughout the day, enjoy live music and enter to win door prizes like holiday gift baskets, cooking classes, and more. 

 

GUIDED BIRD WALK

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

 

BOLSHOI BALLET LIVE FROM MOSCOW

When:: 12:55 PM
Where: Jane Pickens Theater
Details: For one evening, the Bolshoi takes on a new challenge with audacity in Hans Van Manen’s Frank Bridge’s Variations, Sol León and Paul Lightfoot’s Short Time Together and Alexei Ratmansky’s Russian Seasons. This encounter between some of the best dancers in the world and masters of contemporary choreography results in an outstanding synthesis of bringing Van Manen’s formal beauty, León and Lightfoot’s intensity, and Ratmansky’s witty brilliance to a new level.