The first week of fall is upon us and so are some exciting local events. As the sun sets on September, embrace the start of fall festivities; from an Aquidneck Island food challenge to pumpkin picking, you’ll have lots to look forward to.

 

Our picks for the week below. 

 

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25

CRAFT BURGER AND DRAFT BEER

When: 2:00 - 9:00 PM
Where: Top of Newport, Hotel Viking
Admission:  $11.99
Details: Each week, the culinary crew at the Top of Newport Bar + Kitchen creates a unique handcrafted super burger and pairs it with a draft beer. The menu, featuring locally sourced beef from Sunset Farms, is available 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM.

 
ROSÉ MONDAYS AT THE GRACE VANDERBILT

When: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Where: Location: Grace Vanderbilt

Details:  Celebrate the final days of summer with a special menu of still and sparkling rosés on the roof deck.

 

 

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26

RETURN TO CAMELOT

When: 3:00 - 4:00 PM, Tuesdays through October 31
Where: St. Mary’s Church
Admission: $15 per ticket
Details: “Return to Camelot,” Re-live that special day while watching vintage film clips and enjoying a live performance of music and song from their wedding ceremony.

 

 

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FILM SCREENING

When: 6:30 PM
Where: Edward King House
Admission: Free
Details: Edward King House is proud to screen the 1988 Classic film “Cinema Paradiso” where a filmmaker recalls his childhood when falling in love with the pictures at the cinema of his home village and forms a deep friendship with the cinema's projectionist.

 

CIGAR NIGHT

When: 6:00 - 8:00 PM
WhereGrace Vanderbilt
Details: Enjoy a glass of Pisco and your favorite cigar or a refreshing glass of Rosé Champagne.

 

TACO-RITA TUESDAY

When: 2:00 - 9:00 PM, recurring weekly on Tuesday
Where: Top of Newport, Hotel Viking
Admission: $11.99
Details: Tuesday is Taco-Rita Day featuring Top of Newport’s take on mouthwatering tacos paired with specially crafted margaritas.

 

 

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27

RED'S FOOD TRUCK

When: 6:00 - 8:00 PM
WhereResidence Inn by Marriott
Details: Red's sources all their ingredients from local farms and purveyors to create a fresh and expansive selection of gourmet street fare. Savor sandwiches, salads and sides that all encompass flavors of European & Pan-Mediterranean cuisine.

 

RELATED: Food Trucks Return to Middletown Through October
 
FERMENTATION CLASS

When: 6:30 – 8:30 PM; Recurring weekly on Wednesday through October 25
WhereForty 1 North
Admission: $35 per person
Details: Head to the Oval Bar at Forty 1 North on Wednesday evening to taste a variety of wine from the region of Rhone. One of the world’s most diverse wine regions, the Rhone is known for producing excellent offerings ranging from rich reds made with 100% Syrah to whites crafted from Marsanne, Roussane, and Viognier. Explore the vast variety available in one of our favorite regions. Each wine will be accompanied by a light food pairing. RSVP.

 

FLIGHT NIGHT

When: 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM, recurring every Wednesday 
WhereBrix Restaurant at Newport Vineyards
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.

 

LOBSTER BOIL & SUNSET SAIL

When: 5:00 - 8:00 PM; Recurring weekly on Wednesday
WhereRegatta Place
Admission: $55 for adults, $33 for children under 12
Details: Dinner includes 1 1/4 lb lobster, mussels, corn on the cob, potatoes or your choice of BBQ chicken. Cash bar during dinner, BYOB on sail.

 

NEWPORT AQUIDNECK GROWERS MARKET

When: 2:00 - 6:00 PM, recurring every Wednesday 
Where: Memorial Boulevard
Admission: Free
Details: Newport County farmers and artisans gather every Wednesday to bring the freshest of nature's bounty, including: fresh meat products, farm-raised eggs, coffee beans, herbs, sweet and savory bakery products, an assortment of fresh seafood options, and fresh-cut flowers and plants.

 

 
SPIRITS & STOGIES

When: 6:00 PM; Recurring weekly on Wednesday through September 27
Where: Top of Newport, Hotel Viking
Admission: $65 per person
Details: Curated dinner experiences showcase a weekly spirit and cigar selection paired with a three-course menu created by Chef Barry Correia. Special guest hosts share expertise and encourage interaction. Dinners begin at 6:00 PM and a full menu for each week is available

 

Yappy Hour at The Grace Vanderbilt

When: 6:00 PM; Recurring weekly on Wednesday.
Where: Grace Vanderbilt
Details: Enjoy a drink on the Garden Terrace with your furry family member. Also offered: a fur-fluenced canine menu.

 

 

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28

LECTURE: LOST PROVIDENCE

When: 6:00 - 7:00 PM
WhereRosecliff 
Admission: $10 for Preservation Society of Newport County members, $15 for general public
Details: The former architectural columnist for the Providence Journal discusses the dynamic history of architectural change in the historic city of Providence. A book signing follows the lecture.

 

ART NIGHT AT MADE IN WARREN 

When: 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Where: Made in Warren
Admission: Free
Details: Made In Warren's September Featured Artist Reception

 

 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29

START AT THE TOP HALF-PRICE RAW BAR

When: 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Where: Top of Newport, Hotel Viking
Details: Kick off the weekend with Top of Newport’s Half-Price Raw Bar, a delectable spread showcasing the freshest seafood including succulent shrimp and locally sourced oysters on the half shell and littleneck clams accompanied by an assortment of condiments.

 

TOP OF NEWPORT OYSTERFEST

When: 5:00 - Close, recurring daily through October 9
Where: Top of Newport
Admission: Free
Details: Savor oysters from all over the region at Top of Newport's Oysterfest. From 5:00 to 7:00 PM enjoy $1.00 oysters; from 7:00 pm to close oysters are only $2.00.

 

WWI Baseball at Cardines Field

When: 4:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Where: Cardines Field
Admission: Free
Details: The Naval War College will host a baseball game on Friday, September 29th at historic Cardines Field in downtown Newport. The program is designed as a fun event with educational programming to mark the centennial of American involvement in World War I, and is being organized in close collaboration with Naval History and Heritage Command, the Congressional World War Centenary Commission, and the City of Newport. The Army-Navy baseball game will be played in period-accurate uniforms, and is a precursor to the opening of a new World War I exhibit at the Naval War College Museum this December.

 

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.

 

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30

Norman Bird Sanctuary Harvest Fair

When: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
WhereNorman Bird Sanctuary
Admission: Adults, $6; Children, $3 (age 3-12); Under 3, free
Details: The 43rd annual Norman Bird Sanctuary's old-fashioned Harvest Fair will once again usher in Autumn. The fair offers something for everyone, including the “Mabel Express” Barrel Train, pony rides, mud pit, midway games and children’s crafts tent.

 

RELATEDHarvest Fair Returns to Norman Bird Sanctuary This September

 

WORKSHOP: DAHLIAS WITH DAN

When: 10:00 AM
Where: Green Animals Topiary Garden
Admission: Free with garden admission
Details: Dahlias have been an important part of the garden since its early days.  John Chief Horticulturist Dan Christina for a tour of the Green Animals dahlia garden during its peak season.  Learn all the tips and tricks that make growing dahlias an obsession for so many gardeners.

 

 

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NEWPORT POLO SERIES FINALS

When: 4:00 PM
Where: Newport International Polo Grounds, 250 Linden Lane, Portsmouth
Admission: $12 general admission, free 15 and under 
Details: The Newport International Polo Series XXVI will feature Newport facing its most formidable rival to close out the season. Dating back more than 130 years in Newport, the polo matches are one of Newport’s grandest & most popular traditions, a living legacy from the Gilded Age, and open to the public.  

 

 

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PUMPKIN PALOOZA

When: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Recurring weekly on Saturday & Sunday through October 29, 2017
WhereFrerichs Farm & Greenhouses
Admission: $20, $15 for Newport Historical Society members, active and retired military with ID
Details: Frerichs Farm & Greenhouses is hosting pumpkin palooza through October filled with family fun. Play in the hay, take a magic pumpkin coach ride, make your own scarecrow, paint a pumpkin and more.

 

 

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1

BLOODY MARY BAR

When: 2:00 - 5:00 PM, recurring weekly on Sunday 
Where: Top of Newport, Hotel Viking 
Admission: Prices vary 
Details: Top of Newport provides the fixings, you do the mixing. Concoct the perfect Bloody Mary blending vodka with any combination of celery salt, celery stalks, Worcestershire sauce, tomato sauce, horseradish, assorted hot sauces, olives and black.

 

 

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Bristol Burger Bash

When: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Where: Linden Place
Admission: $35
Details: Linden Place Museum’s Bristol Burger Bash brings 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.

 

Newport String Project Season Opening Concert

When: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Where: Newport Art Museum
Admission: $30 Supporter Ticket, $15 Non-Member / General Admission Ticket, $10 Museum Member Ticket
Details: The Newport String Project returns to the Newport Art Museum on October 1st with a concert that promises to take audiences on a musical odyssey like no other. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience Beethoven’s astonishing String Quartet in C sharp minor, op. 131 – the Everest of string quartets!