We blinked and found ourselves halfway through January. Time actually does fly when you're having fun. This week brings plenty to do, from film screenings and brand new exhibits to live music and wine by the fire. Lace up your skates and get on the ice at Newport Skating Center or cozy up at a mixology class at The Grace Vanderbilt.

Later in the week, kick off your wellness journey on the road to a better you with Newport Wellness Week, featuring delightful events, experiences and deals throughout the city tailored to help you become the best version of yourself. 

 

Our picks for the week below.

 

 

ONGOING

ICE SKATING AT NEWPORT SKATING CENTER

When: Daily through February
Where: Newport Skating Center, 4 Commercial Wharf
Admission: Adults, $7, Seniors & children 3-12: $5, children under 3: Free
Details: The Newport Skating Center features a 9,000 square foot skating surface large enough to accommodate up to 100 skaters at a time. Enjoy skate rentals, hot beverages, comfort foods, lighting for night skating, regular admission discounts, free parking and more.

 

 

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FILM SCREENING: THE SHAPE OF WATER

When: 4:45 PM, 7:30 PM, through Thursday, January 18
WhereJane Pickens Theater
Admission: $10
Details: From master story teller, Guillermo del Toro, comes THE SHAPE OF WATER - an other-worldly fable, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of isolation. Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment. Rounding out the cast are Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Michael Stuhlbarg and Doug Jones.

 

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TUESDAY, JANUARY 16

IF IT'S TUESDAY, IT MUST BE SHAKESPEARE

When: 4:30 - 5:30 PM
Where: Redwood Library
Admission: Free
Details: Join Redwood Library as they read the Bard. All are welcome.

 

 

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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17

LIVE MUSIC: THE CHILLERS

When: 7:30 PM, recurring weekly on Wednesday
WhereDeWolf Tavern
Admission: Free
Details: Enjoy live music every Wednesday in the tavern.

 

FLIGHT NIGHT AT BRIX RESTAURANT

When: 5:00 - 9:00 PM, Recurring weekly on Wednesdays
WhereBrix Restaurant at Newport Vineyards
Admission: $10
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 Chef’s Selection Bite Board, changing weekly.

 

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FAMILY FRIENDLY FUNNIES

When: 7:00 PM
Where: Firehouse Theater, 4 Equality Park Place, Newport
Admission: $15
Details: While the kids are home for Holiday Break... Bring the whole family to see RI's most award-winning comedy group, The Bit Players on Wednesday night as they present a special one hour performance for the kids (with some adult jokes hidden in, muCh like a Pixar movie). If you are looking for a fun night out with the whole family these shows are for you: pure improvisation inspired by audience suggestions, your children may even become part of the show. 

 

 

THURSDAY, JANUARY 18

NOREY'S WORLD CLASS JAZZ NIGHT

When: 7:30 - 10:30 PM
Where: Norey's
Admission: No cover
Details: Newport has a long history of live music. It is also a place where many members of the Navy Band retire. Many musicians teach in the public schools as well. You will see them on stage and in the audience Thursdays at Norey's Jazz Night. Their participation elevates the Jazz at Norey's to World Class Every Thursday.

 

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FRIDAY, JANUARY 19

FIRESIDE FRIDAY: LIVE MUSIC WITH DAVE ALVES

When: 5:00 - 8:00 PM
WhereNewport Vineyards
Admission: Free
Details: Enjoy an extended evening of wine tasting with livecovers by singer/songwriter Dave Alves, known for his reimagined covers of favorite songs from a wide array of genres. Sip and savor the night overlooking the firepits, enjoy wine tastings, wine by the glass, beer and sangria, as well as light nosh.

 

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, JANUARY 20

EXHIBIT: DOMESTIC AFFAIRS: DOMESTICITY, IDENTITY AND THE HOME

When: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Recurring daily through May 6, 2018
Where: Newport Art Museum
Admission: Free adult member, $15 non-member, $8 college students, $10 seniors 65+
Details: This exhibition showcases the work of contemporary artists exploring issues of domesticity and identity. Both a private and public space, the home can be personal and intimate, as well as social and political. It reflects identity, ownership, and even the individual and social expectations of family life. Focusing on the exteriors of homes, domestic objects, and the domestic interior and its inhabitants, the artists in this exhibition portray domestic realms that are real and imagined to explore contemporary attitudes toward domestic life. 

 
WINTER SPEAKER SERIES

When: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Where: Newport Art Museum
Admission: $15 adult member, $20, non-member, $8 college students
Details: This year marks the 90th Winter Speaker Series at the Newport Art Museum! Spend Saturday afternoons with seven inspiring, enlightening and entertaining speakers this winter. Topics include assessing Trump's presidency, art in public places, the future of museums, the fate of newspapers in the digital age, and more. The Newport Art Museum's Winter Speaker Series reveals new creative communities in some of today's most exciting fields. All lectures begin at 2pm and are followed by a tea reception. 

 

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NEWPORT SEAL & LIGHTHOUSE TOUR

When: 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Where: Departs Bowen's Ferry Landing, Market Square
Admission: $42 per adult, $32 per Save the Bay Member/Senior/Child 3-12; $7 per Child less than 3
Details: Save The Bay offers 90-minute seasonal seal watching tour and tour of Rose Island Light aboard one of Save the Bay's educational vessels.

 

EXHIBIT: LISSA RIVERA: BEAUTIFUL BOY

When: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Recurring daily through May 20, 2018
Where: Newport Art Museum
Admission: Free adult member, $15 non-member, $8 college students, $10 seniors 65+
Details: For her ongoing series “Beautiful Boy,” Lissa Rivera photographs her domestic partner. The project began as a conversation on subway between Rivera and her male friend who shared with her that he wore women’s clothing in college but after graduation, “struggled to navigate a world that seemed both newly accepting and yet inherently reviling of male displays of femininity.” Believing that photography could create a space to experiment, Rivera began photographing her friend and over time he became both her muse and romantic partner.

 

 
MASTER MIXOLOGY CLASS WITH CHRISTINA MERCADO

When: 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM, Recurring weekly on Saturdays until December 30, 2017
Where:  The Vanderbilt Grille
Admission: $55 per person
Details: Join Christina Mercado, as she takes you on a personal tour of cocktail creation. Each weekly class is focused on a spirit, cocktail or theme, using a combination of old and contemporary techniques. Guests will work on two cocktails with Christina, which will be paired with light bites from our Culinary Team. Stay for dinner after or make a reservation and receive 10% off the dinner portion.

 

 

SUNDAY, JANUARY 21

BLITHEWOLD SUPPER CLUB: OPERA EVENING

When: 6:00 - 8:00 PM
WhereBlithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum
Admission: $75 Member, $80 Non-Member
Details: Enjoy an evening of fine dining and friends at Blithewold! Guests will enjoy Chef Anna Kelly’s (The Kitchen at Blithewold) modern interpretations of menus inspired by the Lyon, Van Wickle, and McKee families.

Opera Evening:
The Lyons and the McKees attended weekly opera performances in Boston, and also sought out opera wherever they traveled. Experience a menu appropriate for a late-19th-century pre-opera dinner.

 

NEWPORT WELLNESS MARKETPLACE

When: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
WhereNewport Visitor Information and Transportation Center
Admission: Free
Details: Engage your inner health and wellness enthusiast at the Newport Wellness Marketplace with local health experts and vendors featuring an array of products and services for mind, body and spirit.

 

$5 YOGA CLASS

When: Recurring daily through January 27
WhereInnerlight Center for Yoga
Admission: $5
Details: All are welcome to enjoy a special $5 Wellness Week yoga class. Try any class on the schedule during Newport Wellness Week, Jan 21 – 27, 2018. Visit Innerlightyoga.com to see our class offerings that week. Offer available in studio cash/check only, 1 per person. Online purchase is not available.

 

NEWPORT WELLNESS WEEK

When: January 21 - 27
Where: Newport and Bristol Counties
Admission: Prices vary
Details: Start the year off right by focusing on lifelong health and wellness solutions. Join us for this inaugural celebration of mind, body and spirit featuring a diverse array of events throughout the destination tailored to help you become the best version of yourself.

 

JOURNEY INTO SUPER CONSCIOUSNESS KIRTAN & RELEASEMENT BREATHWORK

When: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: Gather Herb Shop
Admission: $30 in advance, $35 day of
Details: Learn and experience Releasement breath work: a technique that can improve and uplift your entire psyche. Releasement breathwork helps to remove old belief systems and patterns that are trapped in our subconscious. It allows old feelings that are under the surface to come up so we can better handle them in a safe and supported environment. 

 

 

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