10 Great Things to do in Newport This Weekend - September 28, 2018

Friday, September 28, 2018

 

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There is plenty going on around Newport to keep you busy over the weekend. From festivals to art and much more, there are events for everyone. 

This weekend’s events include the Manhattan Short Film Festival, Lighthouse tours, The Bit Players and much more.

To help you figure out which event to go to and when, GoLocalProv has put together a complete guide of what to do and when in the slideshow below.

See the Great Things to do in Newport This Weekend in the Slideshow Below

 

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September 28

The Bit Players at Firehouse Theatre 

Come 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

The event goes from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. 

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September 28

Above and Below at Spring Bull Studio & Gallery

Spring Bull Gallery is honored to showcase the paintings of two renowned master pastel artists, Michele Poirier-Mozzone and Jacob Aguiar in “Above and Below” for the September Exhibition.

This is the final weekend of the exhibit. 

The event goes from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. 

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September 29

Ask a Gardner at Rough Point 

Estate gardeners share their expertise on a range of topics from plant identification to organic garden care. Get insider tips on to make your own garden as lush as the gardens at Rough Point. 

The event goes from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

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September 29

Southern Lighthouse Tours With Save the Bay

Enjoy the rich, historical sites of the lower part of Narragansett Bay on this 3.5-hour tour. With breathtaking views of the Newport Pell Bridge, Prudence Island, and historic Fort Adams, you’ll view 11 active and inactive lighthouses, and stop at Rose Island for lunch and a tour of the Rose Island Lighthouse and grounds, where guests climb up the tower to view the new Fresnel lens up close!

And, if you’re a U.S. Lighthouse Society Passport holder, get your passport stamped. 

The event goes from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 

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September 29

Newport Festa Italiana's Festival-In-The-Park at Touro Park

Italian food, novelties, raffles, and fun for families of all ages! Music by Calabria Bella will entertain all day. Come early .... stay all day! Area vendors feature their very best products.

The event goes from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

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September 29

Middletown Aquidneck Growers Market at Newport Vineyards 

Now in its 22nd season our market has 20 regular vendors, guest artisans and live music every week.

Pick up your groceries and head inside for wine tasting.

The event goes from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

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September 29

Manhattan Short Film Festival at Jamestown Arts Center 

The festival received 1565 entries from 73 countries from which nine finalists were selected. These nine short films will screen more than 1000 times in over 350 cities on six continents during the week of Sept 27 – Oct 7.

The event begins at 7 p.m. 

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September 29

Newport International Polo Series at Newport Polo Grounds 

This is the final weekend of the Newport polo series. 

 Watch as all-star lineups of international competitors take the field.  Enjoy the amenities of the centerfield Pavilion, or throw a tailgate party for a unique option for a group, or spread your picnic on the lawn and relax.

The match starts at 5 p.m. 

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September 30

Traditional Irish Music Session at Fastnet Irish Pub

Live traditional Irish music every Sunday night, hosted by A. O. Gutierrez, Tim May, and Jack Wright. Family-friendly- arrive early to secure a table if you plan on eating.

The event goes from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. 

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September 30

Art League Rhode Island Elected Art Show at Jamestown Arts Center 

Art League Rhode Island’s 18th Annual Elected Artist Exhibition includes 52 Elected Artists who will be exhibiting exceptional original works in all types of art media, such as oil, watercolor and acrylic painting, etchings and prints, photography, ceramic sculpture and glass, and more.

The Exhibit does not have a specific theme but showcases the work of each individual artist.​

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