Things are getting festive over here and we're here for it. This week brings the return of some of our most favorite events of the year. Hint Hint: Christmas at the Newport Mansions, igloos and ice skating at Gurney's Newport Resort, winter exhibits, a Christmas bazaar and holiday lantern tours. Things are getting merry & bright. 

 

Our picks for the week below.

 

 

 

 

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18

COZY COCKTAILS

When: 5:00 - 9:00 PM
Where: The Vanderbilt Grill
Admission: $15

Arrive at The Vanderbilt Grill for s’mores, cocktails and warm blankets! Brave the cool, Winter air in the garden, while sipping signature cocktails and roasting marshmallows over the fire. Offering is dependent on weather and availability. 

 

 

LIVE MUSIC EVENTS:
  • Drag Daze with Future Friends at O'Brien's Pub | 8:00 PM
  • Willie J with Mike Warner and Friends at Fastnet Pub | 10:00 PM

 

 

 

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19

NEWPORT CRAFT BEER DINNER

When: 6:30 - 9:30 PM
Where: The Beach House

A five course dinner that will be paired with brews from Newport Craft Brewing & Distilling Co. featuring: Time Flyer IPA and Infringement Russian Imperial Stout.

 

GOAT YOGA AT MOUNT HOPE FARM

When: 4:45 - 5:45 PM
Where: Mount Hope Farm
Admission: $20

Mount Hope Farm is offering Goat Yoga featuring an array of the farm’s Nigerian dwarf goats with Yoga Teacher Amanda Mahony in the barn. The one-hour class is open to beginning and advanced yoga students who would enjoy interacting with the Farm’s friendly dwarf goats. Please bring your own yoga mat.

 

BRISTOL 90TH HARVEST MOON BAZAAR

When: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Where: 300 High Street, Bristol
Admission: Free

Enjoy pony rides, free pictures with Santa, vendors, live music, silent auction, lobster rolls and more. 

 

BEER + BURGER NIGHT

When: 5:00 - 9:00 PM
Where: Brix Restaurant at Newport Vineyards
Admission: $15

Choose from a select menu of burgers and a pint of Taproot Brewing Co. beer (choose from a selection on draft) for just $15.

 

 

 

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20

RAMEN NIGHT

When: 5:00 - 8:00 PM
Where: Surf Club
Admission: $5

Enjoy a one-night only special ramen menu at Surf Club. 

 

A GREAT PARTY WITH BRYAN RAFANELLI

When: 5:30 - 7:30 PM
Where: Redwood Library & Athenaeum
Admission: $10

Want to throw a really great party? Rafanelli shares his secrets, as he sits down to chat about his new book, A Great Party: Designing the Perfect Celebration. Hear his tips for hosting an artful, elegant and imaginative event, and discover something more—the importance of telling a story that is unique to every celebration. It’s Rafanelli’s golden touch, and it can become yours.

 

LIFE THROUGH THE LENS: MOMENTS IN NEW ENGLAND

When: 9:00 AM
Where: Audubon Nature Center & Aquarium
Admission: Adults $6, senior $5, children 4-12 $4

Hecmar Delgado has captured images of landscapes and wildlife in blistering summer heat, chilling winter storms, and everything in between. Taken during his travels from New England to South America, each image in this exhibit tells a story. Hecmar has beautifully illustrated these stories through photography. He aims to foster an appreciation for the wonders of nature and to give a unique perspective on photography as an art form.

 

BLOOMS & BUBBLES WITH ALICE'S TABLE

When: 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Where: Forty 1 North
Admission: $85

Join Alice's Table at Forty 1° North for an evening of flower arranging and laughs. Learn how to create a seasonal floral arrangement that you can take home with you. Enjoy a complimentary glass of prosecco, make a small plate from the charcuterie board and more drinks will also be available for purchase at the cash bar. At the end of the night bring home your arrangement in a chic vase.

 

LIVE MUSIC EVENTS:
  • Swinglane at The Parlor Newport | 8:00 PM

 

 

 

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21

DOGS OF NEWPORT YAPPY HOUR

When: 5:30 - 7:30 PM
Where: O'Brien's Pub
Admission: Free

Join O'Brien's Pub and PDQ Graphics to celebrate the launch of the Dogs of Newport 2020 calendars. Calendars will be on sale for $15 each, with net proceeds going to the Potter League for Animals. Well-behaved dogs on a leash are more than welcome to attend on the dog-friendly patio. Enjoy food, a cash bar, games, and more all while supporting a great cause.

 

FOREVER YOUNG ARTIST TALK & COMMUNITY CONVERSATION

When: 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Where: Newport Art Museum
Admission: Free

Inspired by the Museum’s current exhibition “Forever Young: Representations of Childhood and Adolescence,” the Museum and the Newport Health Equity Zone welcome exhibiting artists Lindsay Morris and Zoe Perry-Wood for a gallery talk and community conversation surrounding sexual orientation and gender identity among youth. Both Morris and Perry-Wood are photographers whose work illuminates and celebrates children and teens who identify as LGBTQ+.

 

LIVE MUSIC EVENTS:
  • Jazz Night at Norey's | 7:30 PM
  • Honky Tonk Knights at Perro Salado | 10:00 PM

 

 

 

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22

HOLIDAY LANTERN TOUR

When: 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Where: Depart from The Museum of Newport History and Shop, 127 Thames Street
Admission: $15

Hear the history of early American holiday traditions on an evening walk. Learn how Newporters did, or did not, observe the holidays.

 

GURNEY'S SKATING RINK

When: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM; Through February 29
WhereGurney's Newport Resort & Marina

Gurney's skating rink will be open for the season starting Friday, November 22, 2019

 

FESTIVE IGLOO POP-UP

When: Daily Through February 29
WhereGurney's Newport Resort & Marina

Cozy up in one of our heated igloos overlooking the Narragansett Bay. Each igloo has its own theme, from Santa’s Workshop to a cozy Log Cabin, Roaring 20's, Harry Potter, Astrology and Après Ski, complete with its own design, activities and cocktail pairings. 

 

THE BIT PLAYERS COMEDY SHOW

When: 8:00 - 10:00 PM
Where: Firehouse Theater
Admission: $18

See RI's most award-winning comedy troupe as they hit the stage with their hilarious improv comedy show full of larger than life characters, hysterical musical numbers, and the quickest wit you'll ever see. Inspired by audience suggestions, no two shows are ever the same. BYOB.

 

LIVE MUSIC EVENTS:
  • 7 Day Weekend at Newport Blues Cafe | 10:00 PM

 

 

 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23

CHRISTMAS AT THE NEWPORT MANSIONS

When: Recurring daily through January 1
WhereThe Breakers, The Elms and Marble House

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.

 

ST. SPYRIDON CHRISTMAS BAZAAR AND GREEK FESTIVAL

When: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Where: St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church
Admission: Free

Enjoy homemade Greek dinners and pastries alongside holiday goods and crafts at St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church.

 

STAR COMEDY SHOW FEAT. JOE STARR, ERIC HAFT & MIKE MURRAY

When: 8:00 - 10:00 PM
Where: The Reef
Admission: $45

Three comedic geniuses head to The Reef for a night of comedy: Joe Starr, as seen in the hit TV sitcom "Kevin Can Wait"; Eric Haft, as seen in Atlantic City; and Mike Murray, opener for comedians Sebastian Maniscalco, Vic DiBitetto, and Bobby Collins. 

 

HOLIDAY BAZAAR AT UNITED CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH

When: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Where: Valley Road and Greenend Avenue

Enjoy Santa's toy room, hall of art, book nook, ye olde gift shoppe, jewelry, raffles, fabulous florals, handcrafted gifts, heavenly baked goods, savory soups and sandwiches.

 

CHRISTMAS SNOW BALL

When: 6:00 - 10:00 PM
Where: Linden Place
Admission: $75 per person

Kick off the Holiday season with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, gourmet fare, live music, and a holiday auction. Price includes two drink tickets. Dickensian attire requested (1812-1870) or modern evening attire.

 

AQUIDNECK GROWERS' WINTER FARMERS MARKET

When: 9:00 AM
Where: Easton's Beach
Admission: Free

Aquidneck Community Table provides easy access to seasonal, regionally-grown food and greater awareness of the benefits of eating fresh local foods for our health, the strength of our local economy, the viability of agricultural life, and the future of our earth. Our Aquidneck Growers Market offers customers fresh, locally grown or sourced foods and goods.

 

MOUNT HOPE WINTER FARMERS MARKET

When: 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
WhereMount Hope Farm
Admission: Free

Explore local farmers, food producers, artisans and more. 

 

LIVE MUSIC EVENTS:
  • Dueling Pianos at Top of Pelham | 9:00 PM
  • Crooked Coast with Rival Roots at Parlor Bar + Kitchen | 9:00 PM
  • Outcry at Midtown Oyster Bar | 9:30 PM
  • The Moonbees and Studebaker Huck at Pour Judgement | 10:00 PM
  • Fast Times at Newport Blues Cafe | 10:00 PM

 

 

 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24

FREE GUIDED BIRD WALK

When: 8:00 - 10:00 AM
Where: Norman Bird Sanctuary
Admission: Free

Count up as many bird species as you can, from soaring red-tailed hawks to tiny hovering hummingbirds. You'll learn how to identify common year-round residents and seasonal migrants. All birding levels welcome. No registration required. Meet in the parking lot at 8:00 AM.

 

MEET YOUR MAKER THANKSGIVING MARKET

When: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Where: Hope & Main, 691 Main Street, Warren
Admission: Free

Tour and taste your way through Hope & Main's monthly makers marketplace and open house. A rotating cast of the newest and most exciting Rhode Island-based food and beverage companies will be here to meet and mingle with you! Explore an abundance of well-made goods like freshly roasted coffee and cold drinks, fresh produce and farm goods, prepared foods, specialty products, sweet treats and lovely gifts.

 

BLITHEWOLD WINTER MARKETPLACE

When: 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Where: Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum 
Admission: $7; $3 ages 6 -17

Kick-start the holidays by shopping local and enjoying an afternoon at Blithewold with family and friends. Enjoy local traders, purveyors of fine goods, artisans and artists and food companies selling their wares in the Visitors’ Center.

 

LIVE MUSIC EVENTS:
  • AnamCara at Newport Vineyards | 1:00 PM

 

 

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