Need to Know Newport, RI: Week of August 24


The 1980s cult classic “The Breakfast Club” will play at Ballard Park on Wednesday as part of the Movies on the Rocks series.

We may be headed toward Labor Day, but that doesn’t mean the summer fun has to stop! Here’s what you need to know to keep the party going this week.

• On Wednesday, August 26, the Redwood Library & Athenaeum hosts The Palladian Villa: The Renaissance Masterpieces, and lecture led by architectural historian John Tschirch, who will explore the social and cultural history of domestic architecture. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. with a wine and cheese reception; tickets are $25.

• Art N’ Beer is back at Mission with an “all-babe” edition on Wednesday, August 26 from 6 till 11 p.m. The pop-up shop will feature four of Newport’s super-talented female artists. Grab a burger and have a look!

Ballard Park‘s Movies on the Rocks series continues in the Quarry Meadow on Wednesday, August 26 with a screening of 80s favorite “The Breakfast Club.” The meadow opens at 6:30 p.m.; seating is on the grass. The event is free.

• Hop aboard an old-fashioned trolley with Aquidneck Land Trust on Thursday, August 27 to learn about conservation on Aquidneck Island with ALT executive director Chuck Allott. The free tour visits protected working farms, wildlife habitats, outdoor recreation areas, and scenic vistas across the island. The group leaves from the ALT offices promptly at 5 p.m., and an r.s.v.p. is required. Call 849-2799 or email John Fornoff to book your spot.

• On Thursday, August 27 at the Newport International Polo Grounds, newportFILM Outdoors will screen Harry & Snowman, the remarkable story of show-jumping legend Harry deLeyer and Snowman, an Amish plow horse that Harry rescued from a truck bound for the glue factory. The film begins at sunset (approximately 7:45 p.m. – it’s getting earlier!) with a post-film Q&A with Director Ron Davis. An r.s.v.p. is required; suggested donation is $5.

For more stuff to do, check out our events calendar.

Kara DiCamillo loves eating, traveling, shopping, and everything outdoors. She is an active volunteer in her Newport, Rhode Island community and has backpacked Mt. Washington in New Hampshire too many times to count. Kara started her online writing career with TreeHugger in 2005 and currently contributes to several websites focusing on lifestyle, food, and travel.

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