Things to Do This Weekend in Newport
A look at what's going on around the city.
Gearing up for Halloween? There's plenty of spooky things to do in Newport this weekend. There's also a number of other activities that might catch your fancy. Here's a rundown of what's going around our city on Saturday and Sunday.
Breast Cancer aware, that is. From 8 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Newport Hospital will offer free breast cancer screenings to women in Rhode Island, 4o or older, who are not covered by their health insurance plans for screening mammograms. For more information, call 845-1592.
Get a little pre-Halloween Edgar Allen Poe on Saturday as the drama students of St. Michael's Country Day School read a trio of the author's works. The school's annual production of "Spooky Stories—Old Time Radio Plays," will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday in the Hill Arts & Athletic Center. Spooky Stories, a mainstay in the school's drama schedule, features pre-television radio plays that the students read straight from the script. There are no costumes, and with the exception of a single bright spotlight and the occasional spooky sound effect, no set. The show is free and open to the public, but warning: some material may not be suitable for young children. For more info, go here.
Ballet at Belcourt, Dracula-Style
Nothing combines spookiness and sensuality like the Island Moving Co.'s "Dracula at Belcourt Castle," which holds its final shows this Saturday and Sunday. Move with the ballet through the eerie rooms of the castle as you enjoy live music, dance and film. Tickets range from $35 to $85 and can be purchased here.
Fortress of Nightmares
It's time for some ghost hunting fun at Fort Adams, as Fortress of Nightmares returns to the historic site for a round of pre-Halloween events. Two attractions are offered this weekend and next. The Tunnels of Terror Haunted Maze is a terrifying walk through the dark tunnels of the fort, while the Fortress Ghost Hunts takes you on a legitimate paranormal investigation. Tours are weather dependent and sturdy footwear is required. For more info, go here. Admission: Ghost Hunt $10; Tunnels of Terror $10; Combo Ticket $15.
Emmanuel Church presents the Schola Cantorum of Bostom, as the choral ensemble sings "Byrd: Mass for Four Voices Cantiones Sacrae 1589." Tickets are $25 for the general public, $20 for seniors over 65 and $8 for students. For more info, go here.
If you're looking for something festive to do this weekend, head up to Bristol for a Fall Color tour at Blithewold. Assistant Grounds Manager Dan Christina will lead the class from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required and the fee is $5 for members, $7 for others. For more info, go here.
Broadway hair salon Curl Up and Dye will sponsor a special "Sexy Zombies Freak Show" on Sunday from 5 to 10 p.m. The fashion show, which doubles as a fundraising event for a local family battling cancer, will be held at One Pelham East. Tickets are $10 and only those 21+ will be admitted. For more info, call 401-619-1955.
Vigil for Domestic Violence Victims
Come together to raise awareness of the other big October cause: domestic violence. The Women's Resource Center and St. Paul's Methodist Church will be hosting an interfaith vigil Sunday at 7 p.m., where neighbors will honor victims of domestic violence through stories and song. The evening will conclude with a candlelight procession to Washington Square. For more info, call 401-846-5263.