Hope you enjoyed your hurricane-free weekend, Newport. Here’s what you need to know to get your week started right.
• From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. tonight (Monday, October 5), Aquidneck Land Trust will host the panel discussion “From Grassroots to Great Things: Developing a Sustainable Community Organization” at Salve Regina University’s Young Building. The panel is a part of ALT’s Conservation Speaker Series. Light refreshments will be served.
• As part of the Redwood Library’s “Life of the Mind” Salon Series, author Alyssa Lozupone will speak about her new book, A Passion for Preservation: Katherine Warren and the Shaping of Modern Newport, on Wednesday, October 7. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., followed by the author’s presentation at 6 p.m. The event is free for members and $10 for non-members. Seating is limited; reservations are required.
• Also on Wednesday, October 7, the fourth annual Fall for Lucy’s Hearth fundraiser will serve up live music, a silent auction, and heavy hors d’oeuvres at the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Museum tours and an open bar will also be on tap. The party begins at 6 p.m.; tickets are $85 per person.
• In conjunction with Newport Gallery Night, the Newport Art Museum debuts a new program, Art After Dark, on Thursday, October 8. From 5 to 10 p.m., the museum will offer special guided tours for kids, late-night tours for adults, and art workshops including a collaborative mixed media collage. Admission is free.
• Laugh it up at the new Rogue Island Comedy Festival, which brings stand-up comedy to the Brick Alley Pub on Thursday, October 8, at 8 and 10 p.m. Each show features six comedians and costs $20; tickets be purchased online. The festival continues through the weekend at various locations.