Dare we say, it's beginning to look a lot like Spring in Newport. This week brings new, can't miss film openings at Jane Pickens, sweet treats from O'Crepe Food Truck at Residence Inn in Middletown and the return of Aquidneck Grower's Market with fresh produce, baked goods, herbs & more from 25+ local vendors on Memorial Boulevard. And of course, enjoy endless live music and a wide array of daily dining discounts and deals (say that five times fast) throughout town.

Our picks for the week below.

 

MONDAY, MAY 23

Sanctuaries and Destinations: Clay Vessels in the Garden | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Blithewold Mansion welcomes the bold lines and generous volumes of Stephen Procter's handmade ceramic vessels to Blithewold. Procter will be creating almost 20 vessels for Blithewold, which will stand harmoniously in the gardens throughout the estate. Details.

 

Daffodil Days at Blithewold Mansion | All Day Event

Daily through May. Tens of thousands of brilliant yellow daffodils trumpet the arrival of spring at Blithewold Mansion. Details.

 

Mastering Delicious Meatless Mondays | 6:00 - 8:00 PM

No meat, no problem! In this hands on & demonstration style class, Private Chef Sharyn Singer will guide you through a number of delicious vegetarian appetizer and entree recipes, all with vegan and gluten-free options. A registered Naturopath and lifetime healthy food advocate, Chef Sharon will share helpful hints and tips to add flavor, texture and richness to vegetarian recipes that will have dyed in the wool carnivores asking for seconds! Fee: $65 per student. Details.

 

Tiny Giants Photo Exhibit | 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM (Open until 8:00 PM on Wednesdays)

Monday - Saturday through June 19. The Redwood Library will be hosting an inspiring photography exhibit created by Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, the only independent research laboratory in the world that focuses on microbial oceanography, and brought to Newport by Sailors for the Sea. Tiny Giants: Marine Microbes Revealed on a Grand Scale will feature large-scale exquisite photographs, highlighting the intricate beauty of these invisible marine organisms. Salps, diatoms, dinoflagellates, and many other marine creatures are brought to life in dramatic photographs. Details.

 

The Man Who Knew Infinity at Jane Pickens Theater | 3:30 PM

Growing up poor in Madras, India, Srinivasa Ramanujan Iyengar earns admittance to Cambridge University during WWI, where he becomes a pioneer in mathematical theories with the guidance of his professor, G.H. Hardy. Details

 

LIVE MUSIC

For a complete list of live music, visit our live music blog post.

 

DINING DEALS

For a complete list of special deals, visit our dining discounts blog post

  • 22 Bowen’s: Choose three courses from the Tavern Tasting menu for $29.95. 5:00 - 9:00 pm.
  • Atlantic Grille: Lobster Mania – baked stuffed or in a roll served with french fries. Starts at $18.
  • Benjamin’s Raw Bar
    • Happy Hour Raw Bar: $1 oysters, 50 cent clams, 12:00 - 2:00 pm.
    • Early Bird Special: prime rib, lobster or fish of the day $13.95, 4-7pm.
  • Bluewater Bar & Grill: Monday Madness – 20% off entire bill when you like or check in on their Facebook page.
  • Boat HouseHalf Price Sunsets – half price appetizers, 4:00 - 6:00 pm.
  • Bywater Restaurant : Buck a Shuck – $1 oysters, 5:00 - 10:00 pm.
  • Caleb & BroadAll entrees $10, 5:00 - 10:00 pm.
  • Dewolf Tavern: 
    • $1 oysters, 12:00 pm - close.
    • Three-course prix-fixe menu, $22; starting at 4:30 pm.
  • Diego’sTrivia Night – Free chicken or veggie nachos to each team; $3 tacos; $50 Diego’s gift card to winning team. Seating starts at 9:30 pm – reservations required morning of.
  • Jo’s American Bistro: Prix-fixe menu $20.95, 5:00 - 9:00 pm.
  • Mama Leone’s: Beat the Clock – Call at 4:02pm and get a large cheese pizza for $4.02, call at 6:15pm and get a large charge pizza for $6.15.
  • Marina Cafe & PubBuck a Shuck - Oysters and littlenecks $1 each, all day.
  • Norey’s:
    • 20% off with military ID.
    • Dinner for two with a bottle of wine, $30
  • O’Brien’s Pub: 35 cent wings, 6:00 - 10:00 pm.
  • Sardella’s: Dinner for Two Special – $18, add a select bottle of red or white wine for addition $12
  • Steve’s Famous Pizza: 6 inch cold cut sandwich $6, 11:00 am - 2:30 pm.
  • The Wharf Pub: $1 Raw Bar Early Bird Special: fresh oysters and local littlenecks. 4:30 - 6:00 pm.

 

 

TUESDAY, MAY 24

The Man Who Knew Infinity at Jane Pickens Theater | 7:00 PM

Through Thursday. Growing up poor in Madras, India, Srinivasa Ramanujan Iyengar earns admittance to Cambridge University during WWI, where he becomes a pioneer in mathematical theories with the guidance of his professor, G.H. Hardy. Details

 

Sing Street at Jane Pickens Theater | 4:30 PM

Shy Dublin teenager Conor (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo) feels like an outsider after his parents' money woes force him to transfer to a new, rough-and-tumble school. One day, he spots the trendy Raphina (Lucy Boynton), and, unable to think of a reason to talk to her, asks her to star in the first music video for his band. She agrees, which puts Conor in a bind since said band does not yet exist. Together with his friend Darren (Ben Carolan), he starts a glam-rock-inspired outfit as he falls deeper in love with the enigmatic Raphina. John Carney (Once, Begin Again) wrote and directed this crowd-pleasing musical drama set in 1985 Ireland. Details

 

LIVE MUSIC

For a complete list of live music, visit our live music blog post.

 

DINING DEALS

For a complete list of special deals, visit our dining discounts blog post

  • 22 Bowen’s: Choose three courses from the Tavern Tasting menu for $29.95. 5:00 - 9:00 pm.
  • Atlantic Grille: Lobster Mania – baked stuffed or in a roll served with french fries. Starts at $18.
  • Benjamin’s Raw Bar: Happy Hour Raw Bar all day (prices above).
  • Bluewater Bar & Grill: All pasta entrees $10, excludes specials.
  • Boat HouseHalf Price Sunsets – half price appetizers, 4:00 - 6:00 pm.
  • Boss Man BurgersCheeseburger with select toppings, fries and one of 15 draught beers, $8.
  • Bristol Oyster Bar: $1 oysters, 4:00 - 6:00 pm.
  • Dewolf Tavern:
    • three-course prix-fixe menu, $22; starting at 4:30 pm.
    • Half off select bottles of wine, all day.
    • select half price appetizers, 4:30 - 6:30 pm.
  • Diego’s: Nacho Night – Nacho plates starting at $8, 4:00 pm - close.
  • Jo’s American Bistro: Prix-fixe menu $20.95, 5:00 - 9:00 pm.
  • Mama Leone’s: Half off all boneless wings
  • Marina Cafe & PubIsland Nights - All Aquidneck Island and Jamestown residents receive 20% off entire food bill. 
  • Midtown Oyster Bar: Champagne & Shells – Buy a glass of champagne and receive 3 complimentary oysters, or buy a bottle and receive 12 complimentary oysters, 4:00 - 10:00 pm.
  • Norey’s: Dinner for two with a bottle of wine, $30
  • O’Brien’s Pub: 2 for $25 dinners, 6:00 - 10:00 pm.
  • Sardella’s: Dinner for Two Special – $18, add a select bottle of red or white wine for addition $12
  • Steve’s Famous Pizza: 6 meatball sub $6, 11:00 am - 2:30 pm.
  • The Wharf Pub: $1 Raw Bar Early Bird Special: fresh oysters and local littlenecks. 4:30 - 6:00 pm.

 

 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 25

O'Crepe Food Truck at Residence Inn Newport/Middletown

A little bit of Paris in Newport RI! Savor treats from O'Crepe, a rolling creperie serving up sweet & savory crepes, inspired by the streets of Paris. 6:00 - 8:00 pm. Details.

 

Aquidneck Growers' Market on Memorial Boulevard | 2:00 - 6:00 PM

Weekly through October. Fresh, locally grown foods; everything available at the markets is grown or made by the vendor within a 50 mile radius. marketplace features both organic and conventionally-grown products that include: fresh vegetables, cut flowers, herbs, fruit, plants, eggs, breads, baked goods, meats, seafood, cheese, salsa and prepared foods such as tacos, burritos, pizza and middle eastern foods.  Our Saturday market features a changing selection of local artisans and breakfast or lunch, cooked to order. Details.

 

Wednesday Morning Bird Walk | 9:00 - 11:00 AM

Audubon Society in Bristol offers Morning Bird Walks every Wednesday with naturalist Laura Carberry. Each week a new bird destination will be chosen so be sure to visit the Audubon Society of Rhode Island’s Facebook Page for the location! Details.

 

NewPorch Live Session Preview Party & Fundraiser | 6:00 - 8:30 PM

Newport Art House is hosting a sneak peek of our first two NewPorch Live Session recordings at Fifth Element with live music, an exclusive big-screen preview of the videos (videos won't go live online until late June!), raffle, community, and cash bar. If you have seen live music in town and marveled at the talent this is your chance to give back. Details.

 

Wednesday Walk-Around at Blithewold Mansion | 1:30 - 3:00 PM

Experience breathtaking views of Narragansett Bay and see the Mansion decorated with original furnishings just as it was when the family lived here. Hear the story of the Van Wickle/Mckee family, the original owners of this beautiful seaside garden estate. The guided tour continues through the grounds where magnificent trees and a variety of colorful gardens demonstrate Blithewold's prominence in horticulture. Details.

 

LIVE MUSIC

For a complete list of live music, visit our live music blog post.

 

DINING DEALS

For a complete list of special deals, visit our dining discounts blog post

  • 22 Bowen’s: Choose three courses from the Tavern Tasting menu for $29.95. 5:00 - 9:00 pm.
  • Atlantic Grille:
    • Your choice of fajita and margarita $14.
    • Lobster Mania – baked stuffed or in a roll served with french fries. Starts at $18.
  • Benjamin’s Raw Bar: Happy Hour Raw Bar all day (prices above).
  • Bluewater Bar & GrillWild Wednesday: Purchase 2 entrees and receive a free appetizer or dessert.
  • Boat HouseHalf Price Sunsets – half price appetizers, 4:00 - 6:00 pm.
  • Bristol Oyster Bar: $1 oysters, 4:00 - 6:00 pm.
  • Brix at Newport Vineyards: Spring Fever Special – your choice of soup or salad, entree and a glass of Newport Vineyards wine or draft beer $29.95.
  • Dewolf Tavern:
    • three-course prix-fixe menu, $22; starting at 4:30 pm.
    • Half off select bottles of wine, all day.
    • select half price appetizers, 4:30 - 6:30 pm.
  • Jo’s American Bistro: Prix-fixe menu $20.95, 5:00 - 9:00 pm.
  • Judge Roy Bean Saloon: Half price wings.
  • Mama Leone’s: Half off all pasta dishes.
  • Marina Cafe & Pub: Fish n' Chips, $10. All day. 
  • O’Brien’s Pub: Half price pizzas, 6:00 - 10:00 pm.
  • Sardella’s: Dinner for Two Special – $18, add a select bottle of red or white wine for addition $12
  • Simone’s: Pasta Salad Party – your choice of pasta and salad, $20. 5:00 pm - close.
  • Steve’s Famous Pizza: Flatbread pizza with one topping $6, 11:00 am - 2:30 pm.
  • Tavern on Broadway: Buck a Shuck – $1 raw bar, 6:00 pm.
  • The Wharf Pub: $1 Raw Bar Early Bird Special: fresh oysters and local littlenecks. 4:30 - 6:00 pm.

 

 

THURSDAY, MAY 26

An Evening with Gregory Maguire, author of Wicked | 6:00 PM

Join the Jamestown Arts Center in collaboration with DESIGNxRI on Thursday, May 26 at 6:00pm for a reading and discussion with author, Gregory Maguire, about his novel Wicked and its voyage from page to stage, as well as comments on recent books such as the New York Times bestseller, After Alice, and the Boston Globe Horn Book Honor title, Egg & Spoon. Details.

 

Bristol Warren Art Night | 5:30 - 9:00 PM

Walk, drive, bike or take a guided trolley tour through each town to featured galleries, artist open studios, and art-friendly businesses. Enjoy live music and theater performances, art demonstrations and light refreshments including wine samplings at various event locations. Each month features a host of new and unique art experiences. Details and special events.

 

Speakeasy & Carry a Rocks Glass at Marley Bridges Theatre Company | 6:00 PM

With prohibition in full swing and the country thirsting for a sip of hooch, a group of entrepreneurs has come up with the idea for a speakeasy on the rails. But, deals with gangsters, politicians, socialites, and dirty cops threaten the fun. When a guest gets bumped off, it’s up to you to uncover the truth before the train gets back to the station. Details.

 

Tea & Talk Lecture Series : Over Here: New England's Home Front and The Great War | 2:00 - 4:00 PM

Each lecture will feature an expert historian, who will highlight  a topic relating to Blithewold Mansion’s history, followed by a full tea service in the Mansion’s Dining Room. Details.

 

LIVE MUSIC

For a complete list of live music, visit our live music blog post.

  • Hotel Viking: Milt Javery, 7:00 - 11:00 pm
  • Norey's: Barkode Jazz Trio, 7:30 - 10:30 PM
  • One Pelham: Sabrina & The Tramps 
  • Perro Salado: The Honky Tonk Knights, 9:00 pm - 1:00 am
  • Simone's: Live Jazz featuring Tish Adams and Friends, 6:30 - 9:00 pm

 

DINING DEALS

For a complete list of special deals, visit our dining discounts blog post

  • 22 Bowen’s:
    • 22B Clam Chowder w potato, bacon, light cream, dill and 16oz. Prime Rib w mashed potato, sauteed mushrooms, haricot verts, horseradish cream, au jus. $35 per person. 5:00 - 9:00 pm.
    • Choose three courses from the Tavern Tasting menu for $29.95. 5:00 - 9:00 pm.
  • Benjamin’s Raw Bar: 
    • Pasta Thursdays: appetizer and pasta entree $13.95.
    • Happy Hour Raw Bar all day (prices above).
  • Bluewater Bar & GrillWine and Dine Thursday: Purchase 2 entrees and receive any bottle of wine half off.
  • Boat HouseHalf Price Sunsets – half price appetizers, 4:00 - 6:00 pm.
  • Bristol Oyster Bar: $1 oysters, 4:00 - 6:00 pm.
  • Brix at Newport Vineyards: Spring Fever Special – your choice of soup or salad, entree and a glass of Newport Vineyards wine or draft beer $29.95.
  • Dewolf Tavern: 
    • Bubbly Thursday: 10% off all bottles of sparkling and champagne, bubbly by the glass specials.
    • three-course prix-fixe menu, $22; starting at 4:30 pm.
    • Half off select bottles of wine, all day.
    • select half price appetizers, 4:30 - 6:30 pm.
  • Diego’s: Taco Night – loaded taco plates starting at $6, 4:00 pm - close.
  • Jo’s American Bistro: Burger Night – any burger and any draught beer or Rebel Yell Bourbon $14.95.
  • O’Brien’s Pub: Sandwich and domestic beer $9.99, 6:00 - 10:00 pm.
  • Steve’s Famous Pizza: 6 inch ham & cheese sub $6, 11:00 am - 2:30 pm.
  • Tickets Bar & Grill: Love Our Locals – Two entrees and a bottle of wine $25.95, 4:00 pm.
  • The Wharf Pub: $1 Raw Bar Early Bird Special: fresh oysters and local littlenecks. 4:30 - 6:00 pm.

 

 

FRIDAY, MAY 27

Trappist Ale 10 Tap Takeover at Norey's | 4:00 PM - 12:00 AM

On Tap: Spencer Trappist Ale, Chimay- Premiere, Doree, & Triple, La Trappe- Isid'or, Witte, Quad, & Bock, Stift Engelszell- Gregorius & Benno noreys.com/craft-beer for up to date draft list. Proceeds will benefit CleanOceanAccess.org. Details.

 

Love & Friendship Opening at Jane Pickens | TBA

Beautiful young widow Lady Susan Vernon visits to the estate of her in-laws to wait out the colourful rumours about her dalliances circulating through polite society. Whilst ensconced there, she decides to secure a husband for herself and a future for her eligible but reluctant daughter, Frederica. In doing so she attracts the simultaneous attentions of the young, handsome Reginald DeCourcy, the rich and silly Sir James Martin and the divinely handsome, but married, Lord Manwaring, complicating matters severely. Details.

 

LIVE MUSIC

For a complete list of live music, visit our live music blog post.

 

DINING DEALS

For a complete list of special deals, visit our dining discounts blog post