Photo credit: Richard Prull/Preserve Rhode Island

8/3–8/4 Little Compton Antiques Festival

Why: On Friday night, check out the preview party featuring a sunset supper, sip on a delicious complimentary beverage, listen to live music and gain access to early buying privileges. On Saturday, spend time perusing antiques from a diverse collection of antique dealers, stop by the auto show or take a peek at the Little Compton art exhibit.
Where: Little Compton Historical Society, 548 West Main Rd., Little Compton.
More Info: Call 272-5101 or visit preserveri.org.

Aug
16
Thu
Summer Story Time @ Lippitt House Museum
Aug 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Summer Story Time @ Lippitt House Museum

Explore the nineteenth century through a children’s story and related hands-on craft activity on the third Thursday of each month. On June 21, read “Fiona’s Lace” and explore immigration to America. Then craft paper lace and decorate doilies. On July 19, read “Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers’ Strike of 1909” and learn about manufacturing and labor. Then try your hand at paper weaving. On August 16, read “Iggy Peck, Architect” and imagine beautiful buildings. Then design and make your own cardboard house.

Aug
17
Fri
The Bit Players @ Firehouse Theater
Aug 17 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Bit Players @ Firehouse Theater | Newport | Rhode Island | United States

EVERY FRIDAY AND SATURDAY AT 8PM. Come see RI’s most award-winning comedy troupe, The Bit Players, as they hit the stage at the Firehouse Theater 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! If you are coming for a special occasion and would like us to make a person(s) of honor part of the show be sure to contact us and let us know what date and time you are coming, what you are celebrating, and who we should acknowledge in the show. We encourage ALL guests to make sure you get tickets in advance, shows often sell out.
Purchase Tickets Here: http://www.firehousetheater.org/calendar/
$18/person. Always BYOB! Laugh More.

Aug
18
Sat
The Bit Players @ Firehouse Theater
Aug 18 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Bit Players @ Firehouse Theater | Newport | Rhode Island | United States

EVERY FRIDAY AND SATURDAY AT 8PM. Come see RI’s most award-winning comedy troupe, The Bit Players, as they hit the stage at the Firehouse Theater 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! If you are coming for a special occasion and would like us to make a person(s) of honor part of the show be sure to contact us and let us know what date and time you are coming, what you are celebrating, and who we should acknowledge in the show. We encourage ALL guests to make sure you get tickets in advance, shows often sell out.
Purchase Tickets Here: http://www.firehousetheater.org/calendar/
$18/person. Always BYOB! Laugh More.

Aug
22
Wed
Steve Goodie’s 2018 Tour of Comedy Concerts @ Newport Playhouse and Cabaret Restaurant
Aug 22 @ 6:30 pm
Steve Goodie's 2018 Tour of Comedy Concerts @ Newport Playhouse and Cabaret Restaurant

Steve Goodie
Wednesday, August 22
Doors Open: 6:30 p.m.
Show Starts: 7:30 p.m.

Food and beverage available
Comedy show is eighteen and older.

Straight from Nashville, Steve Goodie entertains with hilarious songs and stories.

Aug
24
Fri
The Bit Players @ Firehouse Theater
Aug 24 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Bit Players @ Firehouse Theater | Newport | Rhode Island | United States

EVERY FRIDAY AND SATURDAY AT 8PM. Come see RI’s most award-winning comedy troupe, The Bit Players, as they hit the stage at the Firehouse Theater 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! If you are coming for a special occasion and would like us to make a person(s) of honor part of the show be sure to contact us and let us know what date and time you are coming, what you are celebrating, and who we should acknowledge in the show. We encourage ALL guests to make sure you get tickets in advance, shows often sell out.
Purchase Tickets Here: http://www.firehousetheater.org/calendar/
$18/person. Always BYOB! Laugh More.

Aug
25
Sat
Author Signing: Michael Belanger, ‘The History of Jane Doe’ @ Bank Square Books
Aug 25 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Author Signing: Michael Belanger, ‘The History of Jane Doe’ @ Bank Square Books | Groton | Connecticut | United States

Stop by Bank Square Books in Mystic to meet Connecticut author Michael Belanger and to pick up a signed copy of ‘The History of Jane Doe,’ published by Dial (Penguin Random House). This event is co-hosted by Savoy Bookshop and Cafe in Westerly.

Funny for Fido @ Newport Blues Cafe
Aug 25 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Funny for Fido @ Newport Blues Cafe | Newport | Rhode Island | United States

Save One Soul Animal Rescue League (SOSARL) will host Funny 4 Fido, a comedy fundraiser on Saturday, Aug. 25, at the Newport Blues Cafe, on 286 Thames Street in Newport. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m.

The night will include sets from local comedians and live music by “Fast Times.” The evening will also include raffles and auctions, adoptable dogs. The pub menu and cash bar will be available. This is an eighteen and older adult show.

Ticket cost is $20 in advance and $25 at the door. The first 50 tickets sold online will receive a free custom pint glass at the show. All proceeds will support SOSARL’s “No Kill Nation,” programs.

This is a Funny 4 Fund$ comedy night fundraiser.

Learn more about the comedy show and purchase tickets at www.sosarl.org/funny-4-fido.

The Bit Players @ Firehouse Theater
Aug 25 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Bit Players @ Firehouse Theater | Newport | Rhode Island | United States

EVERY FRIDAY AND SATURDAY AT 8PM. Come see RI’s most award-winning comedy troupe, The Bit Players, as they hit the stage at the Firehouse Theater 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! If you are coming for a special occasion and would like us to make a person(s) of honor part of the show be sure to contact us and let us know what date and time you are coming, what you are celebrating, and who we should acknowledge in the show. We encourage ALL guests to make sure you get tickets in advance, shows often sell out.
Purchase Tickets Here: http://www.firehousetheater.org/calendar/
$18/person. Always BYOB! Laugh More.

Aug
27
Mon
Wingate book club to discuss ‘The Assistant’ @ Wingate Residences on the East Side
Aug 27 @ 2:00 pm

The book club at Wingate Residences on the East Side will discuss Bernard Malamud’s “The Assistant” on Monday, August 27 at 2 p.m. Originally published in 1957, “The Assistant” tells the story of immigrant Morris Bober who is trying to better life for himself and his family in post-war Brooklyn, New York.

The Wingate book club launched ten years ago and remains one of the community’s most popular programs. Since its inception, the club has read more than 120 books. The book club typically meets the fourth Monday of each month, excluding holidays, and is free and open to the public. Space is limited. For more information or to RSVP, call 401-275-0682. Wingate Residences on the East Side is located at 1 Butler Ave.

Aug
30
Thu
Ocean State Follies Presents Campaign 2018 @ Courthouse Center for the Arts
Aug 30 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Ocean State Follies Presents Campaign 2018 @ Courthouse Center for the Arts | South Kingstown | Rhode Island | United States

Ocean State Follies Are Back.
Hysterical look at the  state of Rhode Island with skits and song parodies.
Yes it’s the President and the Governor as you’ve never seen them before: paired together as hosts of their own show.