The days are officially getting longer here on The Classic Coast and you better believe we're celebrating with a lengthy list of events and happenings you don't want to miss.

 

Our picks for the week below.

 

 

 

MONDAY, MAY 13

HALF PRICE PIZZA

When: 5:00 - 11:59 PM
Where: Parlor Kitchen + Bar

Enjoy half-price pizza every Monday.

 

 

TUESDAY, MAY 14

AFTERNOON TEA IN THE DINING ROOM

When: 1:00 - 2:00 PM
Where: Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum
Admission: $35

The Dining Room at Blithewold has always been a place where fine meals have been served to cherished guests. Today friends gather and exchange stories while delighting in a cup of tea, freshly baked scones with sweet cream, and a 3-tiered tray filled with sweet and savory treats.

 

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.

 

MUSIC BINGO

When: 8:00 PM
Where: The Beach House

Enjoy music bingo at The Beach House.

 

 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 15

LIVE MUSIC: LITTLE COMPTON BAND

When: 8:30 - 11:30 PM
WhereNorey's

Live music from 8:30 - 11:30 PM from the Little Compton Band.

 

APPRECIATING OUR ECOSYSTEM: ARTWORK BY MARA SFARA

When: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Where: Audubon Environmental Education Center
Admission: Free with admission

Mara Sfara creates visually stunning paintings of birds and other animals with the hope to educate and inspire children and adults on the value of nature. She views her work as a platform for education and believes children should be taught the benefit of healthy relationships with animals and the earth at an early age. Sfara’s artwork leads to curiosity and discovery of the natural world.
 

 
LIVE MUSIC SERIES

When: 4:00 - 7:00 PM
Where: Taproot Brewing Co.
Admission: Free

Enjoy fresh beers or Newport Vineyards wine while enjoying live music. Flights (tastings of 4 wines or beers of your choice) are $10 on Wednesday nights. Wine and beer by the glass is also available plus light snacks from the Taproom kitchen.

 

 

THURSDAY, MAY 16

SETTING SAIL IN AMERICA: THE REMARKABLE STORY OF HERRESHOFF S CLASS SAILBOATS

When: 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Where: Herreshoff Marine Museum
Admission: $18

Lifelong sailors, Alan and his son Cory have been always been passionate about the sea. In 2005, the duo joined the classic racing circuit by purchasing Firefly, a 1926 S boat, which they campaign together. Alan is currently the Vice Commodore of the Narragansett Bay Herreshoff S Class Association. While Cory's photographic specialty is superyachts and the luxury lifestyle market, traveling the globe on assignment for highly renowned shipyards and dedicated owners, he began his career focusing on wooden boats.

 

MIXX MUSIC TRIVIA

When: 9:00 PM
Where: Gas Lamp Grille
Admission: Free

Join Mixx 99.3 at Gas Lamp Grille for Mixx Music Trivia. The games officially kick off at 9:00 PM with over $100 worth of prizes each week and over 100 different possible categories. Plus Gas Lamp Grille will also have great deals like BOGO pizzas & draft specials.

 

 

FRIDAY, MAY 17

NEWPORT OYSTER FESTIVAL OPENING NIGHT PARTY

When: 6:00 - 8:30 PM
Where: Bowen's Wharf
Admission: $125

Mingle with different growers shucking under the lights and festival tents. Enjoy all-you-can-eat, freshly shucked oysters and champagne with live music along the waterfront. Ticket includes all-you-can-eat freshly shucked oysters and locally catered hors d'oeuvres, plus open bar. 

 

NEWPORT BIKE TO WORK DAY

When: 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Where: Throughout Newport

Gather for the annual Bike Commuter Breakfast from 7:00 - 9:00 AM at Newport City Hall. At 4:30 PM, reconvene for bike-friendly progress reports and to award the Bike-Friendly Business of the Year.

 

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SATURDAY, MAY 18

NEWPORT OYSTER FESTIVAL

When: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM; Through Sunday
Where: Bowen's Wharf
Admission: $27

Taste your way around Rhode Island with oysters from 13 different growers combined with the finest champagne and cocktails. Ticket includes six fresh RI oysters and a beverage. 

 

NEWPORT FOOD TRUCK & CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL

When: 12:00 - 5:00 PM
Where: Fort Adams State Park
Admission: General admission: $5

Food Truck Festivals of America is heading to Fort Adams State Park for the Newport Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival! Featuring some of the area's most popular food trucks, dishing out fan favorites. Along with dozens of regional and national craft breweries, FTFA will be bringing the ultimate food truck experience to Fort Adams.

 

AWARD-WINNING OMER QUARTER

When: 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Where: Newport Art Museum
Admission: $50

Enjoy this entertaining fusion of music and art; tour the museum galleries throughout the evening. This concert celebrates young professional musicians as NMF welcomes the Omer Quartet for their Festival debut. Enjoy wine and hors d'oeuvres at 6:00 PM. Concert starts at 7:00 PM.

 

CARS AND COFFEE

When: 7:30 - 10:00 AM
Where: The Elms

Cars and coffee at The Elms

 
WEEKEND LIVE MUSIC SERIES

When: 1:00 - 4:00 PM
WhereNewport Vineyards
Admission: Free

Enjoy live music while you enjoy Newport Vineyards wine, Taproot Brewing Co. beer or lunch! Weekend music is 1:00 - 4:00 PM every Saturday and Sunday, currently held indoors.

 

MOUNT HOPE FARMERS MARKET

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

Explore local farmers, food producers, artisans and more. 

 

 

SUNDAY, MAY 19

NEWPORT IN BLOOM PLANT SALE

When: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Where: Elk's Lodge, 141 Pelham Ave

The plant sale will take place at the Elks Club at the corner of Bellevue rain or shine/inside or outside. Locally grown herbs, annuals, perennials and hanging baskets will be available.

 

WEEKEND LIVE MUSIC SERIES

When: 1:00 - 4:00 PM
WhereNewport Vineyards
Admission: Free

Enjoy live music while you enjoy Newport Vineyards wine, Taproot Brewing Co. beer or lunch! Weekend music is 1:00 - 4:00 PM every Saturday and Sunday, currently held indoors.

 

RUN RAGGED RUNNING CLUB

When: 12:00 - 1:00 PM
WhereRagged Island Brewing

Join Ragged Island Brewing every Sunday at noon for a fun 5K and then meet up in the taproom for a free beer.

 

 

 

 

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