Saturday, June 3
Supported by Rhode Island School of Design
Sunset ( 8:15 pm ) – Midnight
Sunday, June 18
Supported by The 28th North American Catalysis Society Meeting
Partial Lighting, Waterplace Basin
Sunset ( 8:23 pm ) – Midnight
Saturday, June 24
Supported by Textron Charitable Trust
Sunset ( 8:24 pm ) – Midnight
Friday, July 14
Supported by Check the Stigma Hockey Classic to benefit Horizon Healthcare Partners
Partial Lighting, Waterplace Basin
Sunset ( 8:19 pm ) – Midnight
Saturday, July 22
Supported by Amica Insurance & Bank of America
Sunset ( 8:13 pm ) – Midnight
Saturday, August 19
Supported by Cox Business & Cox Media
Clear Currents Fire Community Paddling Night
Sunset ( 7:40 pm ) – Midnight
Saturday, September 2
Labor Day Weekend
Sunset ( 7:17 pm ) – Midnight
Saturday, September 9
Supported by Providence Tourism Council & Fidelity Investments
Full Lighting, PVDFest
Sunset ( 7:05 pm ) – Midnight
Saturday, September 30
Supported by Rhode Island Department of Education, XQ Institute, Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation
Sunset ( 6:29 pm ) – 11:00 pm
Saturday, November 4
WaterFire’s Salute to Veterans
Sunset ( 5:36 pm ) – 10:00 pm
The Classic Coast will celebrate its dynamic food scene during the 17th annual Newport Restaurant Week, April 14-23, 2023.
More than 50+ restaurants across Newport and Bristol Counties will present prix-fixe menu options, BOGO deals and gift card promotions.
For the second time, the JPT Film + Event Center hosts the Foodie Film Festival in tandem with Newport Restaurant Week. With pop-up food tasting, food trucks, and food focused films, this event is a perfect fit for film and food lovers.
“It’s hard to resist a twist on the classic — dinner and a movie,” said Julie Grant, Discover Newport’s Digital Marketing Manager. “This is a great opportunity to try a variety of flavors and films.”
This season’s restaurant roster offers a variety of unique farm-to-table and dock-to-plate dishes bursting with seasonal flavors. For example, Newport Vineyards in Middletown features farm grown mushrooms in its lemon and wild garlic orecchiette dish. Boat House Waterfront Dining in Tiverton offers 3-course prix-fixe lobster boil for two with clams, mussels, and lobsters.
Restaurant deals are added to DiscoverNewportRestaurantWeek.org on a rolling basis.
The second annual Foodie Film Festival at the JPT Film + Event Center presents a week of culinary-themed films in the world-class art house cinema. Find a dining deal and follow it with “Eat, Love, Pray” or “Coffee Wars.” The theater, built in 1834 as a church, has shown films since the silent days of the 1920s.
Diners, chefs, and restaurateurs are encouraged to interact with the community throughout the event by using the hashtag #NPTRestaurantWeek on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. For an ongoing, real-time index of observations and images throughout the destination, users can include the hashtag #TheClassicCoast in their posts.
RetroXpo is a one-day comic/pop culture convention that features over 100 artists/artisans, special comic book guest artists/creators, vintage toys/collectibles, tabletop gaming, and unique pop culture-themed vendors.
Highlighting this year’s event is G.I. Joe logo and figure designer Ron Rudat, who even has a figure (Leatherneck) designed after his likeness! Comic artist and writer Jim Lawson will also be joining us, best known for his work with the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Cover artist of the most #1 issues of Spiderman, artist Joe St.Pierre will be returning. Also appearing are multi-award-winning Godzilla artist Bob Eggleton, comic book artist & writer: Larry Stroman, Warner Bros, Universal, and Turner Entertainment Veteran Richard Maurizio, and comic book inker Keith Williams.
Special cosplay (costumed) guests will also be offering photo-ops, and a cosplay contest will be held at 4pm! Tickets for this event are only $8 online, or at the door for $10. The first 150 tickets sold online receive a free show-exclusive print from one of our artists! Children 6 years old and under are free!
“RetroXpo”, a fan-based pop culture convention, is produced by “I Think I’ve Created a Monstah! Studios” based in Tiverton, RI and is headed by Joe Souza III and Wendy McQuade. “We’re thrilled to bring this fun and affordable family event to our hometown,” comments McQuade, who has been participating and producing pop con expos for 6 years.
The event will be held from 11am-6pm on April 1st at the Longplex Family & Sports
Center, a massive family fitness and sports complex located right off RT. 24 in Tiverton, RI. More information, as well as a ticket link, can be found on our website at RetroXpos.com.
NEWPORT, RI — The Newport Jazz Festival unveiled its lineup for its 2023 festival, and it includes some legends.
From Aug. 4 to Aug. 6, the 69th annual Newport Jazz Festival will see Herbie Hancock, Jon Batiste, Thundercat and Joe's Russo's Almost Dead with Kamasi Washington hit the stage at Fort Adams State Park.
Other notable performers include Big Gigantic Diana Krall, Charles Lloyd, Vijay Iyer, Samara Joy, DOMi & JD Beck, Arooj Aftab, Big Freedia and DJ Pee.Wee (aka Anderson .Paak.)
Tickets go on sale at 1 p.m. Thursday and can be purchased online. The Newport Jazz Festival will offer specially priced tickets for all three days. Two-day and one-day passes can also be purchased.
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