Need to Know Newport, RI: Week of August 3


On Thursday, August 6, newportFILM Outdoors will screen Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict at the Newport Art Museum. Photo courtesy of newportFILM/Hilary Bovay.

It’s August already, people! Here’s what you need to know to get out and start your week.

• The First Annual Boats & Bowties Bash is taking place on Tuesday, August 4, benefitting the Confetti Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to throwing birthday parties to hospitalized children. Taking place at the Newport Yachting Center, the evening begins at 7 p.m. and tickets can be purchased online.

• On Tuesday, August 4, Rough Point, the storied home of Doris Duke, will hold its Landscape History and Garden Tour, which details the distinguished history of the property’s amazing grounds, from farmland to premiere vacation spot. Initially laid out by Frederick Law Olmstead, the estate offers exquisite gardens and breathtaking views. The tour, which is held twice each month in summer, begins at 5:30 p.m. Admission is $10; register online.

Ballard Park is hosting Movies on the Rocks on Wednesday, August 5 with a screening of Jurassic Park. The quarry meadow will be open beginning at 6:30 p.m. and seating is on the grass so bring your blanket and a picnic. The event is free and open to the public.

• The Rhode Island International Film Festival presents Vanishing Sail, a film that follows Alwyn Enoe, one of the last boatbuilders practicing a trade passed that’s been passed down through generations from the original Scottish settlers that arrived in Carriacou in the 19th century. Stories of trading by sail and smuggling contraband from the freeport of St. Barthelemy weave through the film, which begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Jane Pickens Theater. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online.

• On Thursday, August 6 at the Newport Art Museum, newportFILM Outdoors will screen Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict, a documentary that explores the life of the queen of 20th century modern art. The film will begin at sunset (approximately 8:15 p.m.) with a post-film discussion with Director Lisa Immordino Vreeland, moderated by Caryn James, a regular contributor to The Wall Street Journal. Prior to the screening, live music will begin at 7:15 p.m. 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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