The Newport Folk Festival is sold out, but there's still beautiful music to be found around Portsmouth this weekend - as well as comedy, a seaside festival, majestic white horses and paintings by elephants. Yes, you read that right, paintings by elephants.
Here's just a few of the things happening this weekend in and around Portsmouth:
- Jazz at Greenvale Vineyards
When/Where: Saturday, July 30 at 1 p.m.
Why Go: Cooler weather, great jazz, wine. What more could you ask for on a Saturday afternoon in summer?
Pricing: $15 for jazz and wines.
- Paintings by Elephants
When/Where: Exhibit opens July 29 (opening reception 3-6 p.m.) at Gallery 4, Tiverton Four Corners, open Monday-Saturday 10-5; Sunday, 11-5, through Sept. 5.
Why Go: They really are paintings by elephants! Portions of sales proceeds go to the World Wildlife Fund and Conservation Center.
Pricing: Free to browse.
- Royal Lipizzaner Stallions
When/Where: Saturday and Sunday, July 30-31, Colt State Park in Bristol, shows each day at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.
Why Go: The royal Lipizzaner Stallions are a world-renowned attraction, performing "Airs Above the Ground."
Pricing: Varies - $16 for adults, in advance. Tickets available at First Congregational Church; Gils TV & Appliances (401) 253-9789; Paper, Packaging and Panache (401) 253-2273; and East Bay Food Pantry (401) 396-9490. Bring lawn chairs. For PayPal, please visit www.academyofriding.com.
- Columban Fathers Bazaar & Festival
When/Where: Sunday, July 31, noon to 6 p.m., Columban Fathers, 65 Ferry Road, Bristol.
Why Go: An annual summer tradition- games, food, activities in a beautiful setting.
Pricing: Free admission, free parking.
- Comedy in Newport
When/Where: Newport Yachting Center, Newport, Lisa Lampanelli on Saturday, July 30; Brian Regan on Sunday, July 31. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. for each show. Show itself begins at 7:30 p.m.
Why Go: Two chances to have great laughs in one weekend!
Pricing: Seats for Brian Regan are $45 and $39; this is an all-ages show. For Lisa Lampanelli, tickets are $45.50 and the recommended age is 16+.
- The Doobie Brothers
When/Where: Friday, July 29, Newport Yachting Center.
Why Go: A legendary band takes the stage as part of the Nantucket Nectars Sunset Music Series in Newport.
Pricing: $55 standard; $75 preferred.