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Corsets & Cocktails: Jane Pickens Theater Presents Love & Friendship

love-and-friendship-chloesevigny-katebeckinsaleThe Place: Jane Pickens Theater in Newport is currently showing Love & Friendship, a film adaptation of Jane Austen’s novella Lady Susan. It stars Kate Beckinsdale and Chloë Sevigny, both wearing an enviable wardrobe throughout.

The Plot: Lady Susan Vernon is a scandalous and scheming socialite who is an expert at camouflaging her diminishing fortune. Destitute and dabbling in multiple dalliances, she assumes the role as matchmaker for her daughter Frederica–and herself. Hilarity ensues. 

The Skinny: Whether you’re a certified Janite or a casual appreciator of well-written, fast-paced satirical snark, you’ll enjoy this sassy charmer. 

love-friendship-prosecco-newport.JPGThe Bevvies: The Pickens is the only theater town serving up craft cocktails, so while you can opt for atrusty  Mojito or Dark n’ Stormy, consider one of their specials like the Pom Fresco (vodka, cucumber, pomegranate, Prosecco and fresh lemon), Jane Pickens (gin, Pimm’s, lavender and fresh lime), Gotham City (barrel aged Manhattan), Selma (tequila, habanero, cilantro, grapefruit and fresh lime) or the Sailor’s Cider (Newport’s own Thomas Tew Rum with cider). Me? I chose a simple split of Prosecco. Cheers!

Love & Friendship now playing through June 9. 





June 2, 2016 at 10:23 pm Leave a comment

Hit Me With Your Best Shot! Bill Cunningham New York

Before there were thousands of personal style and street fashion blogs (many of which I love), there was Bill Cunningham. The famed New York Times photographer is best known for riding around the Big Apple on his bicycle for the past forty years with a camera around his neck and a passion for documenting fashion trends. By night, he was charged with capturing Manhattanites on the social circuit for his two weekly columns in the Sunday Times.

Today, the man behind the lens can be seen on big screen in a new documentary, Bill Cunningham New York, capturing his exceptional zeal for fashion and the City. The documentary, offering a peek into this intensely private, 81-year-old’s non-stop working habits, comes to the Jane Pickens (and theaters around the country) April 1-7th. Click here for show times.

March 31, 2011 at 8:54 am Leave a comment

Snowy Weekend What-to-do’s

All eyes are on the sky today as we’re patiently waiting for the snow, but as the cold stuff makes its way here, there are so many places to keep us warm. The Fifth Element, fresh off their grand re-opening celebration last week (cheers, guys!), has some great small plates in addition to their full menu, where you can find savory comfort food, plus some nice wines by the glass (and bottle…). Many Newporters have already checked out their industrial-meets-modern digs at 111 Broadway, and if you haven’t, a snowstorm is the perfect excuse.

If you’re looking to get out of the house but stay in town, the Jane Pickens has plenty of showtimes listed for their current feature, Black Swan, or maybe checking out The Bit Players comedy improv show at the Firehouse Theater is more your style (Friday or Saturday night). By the time Saturday’s NFL playoff games get underway, we’ll see just how much of the white stuff we’re dealing with. Chances are it’ll be easy enough to trudge through to make it to the huge moving sale Jason & Co. is having—20-50% storewide (excluding Pandora)–before they make their way from Brick Market Place’s Goddard Row (back row) to 182 Thames Street (former home to Prep Cosmetics). While he carries some beautiful housewares including coastal-themed serving platters, wine bottle stoppers and tablewear, Jason’s exquisite but affordable selection of jewelry, including Crislu, takes center stage–blame it on the bling. Bundle up!!!

January 7, 2011 at 1:31 pm 3 comments

All You Need is Love…And Tickets

Did you know The Beatles’ third studio album, A Hard Day’s Night, is the only one to exclusively contain Lennon-McCartney compositions? Scott Freiman did.

Did you know the final version of Strawberry Fields Forever was created by combining two takes of the song in two different keys and speeds? Scott Freiman did.

Did you know the first song ever written by John Lennon was called Hello Little Girl? Scott Freiman did.

Who is this Scott Freiman? He’s the gent that will visit the Jane Pickens Theater Thursday night to present the Newport stop of his popular, often sold out tour, A Trip Through Strawberry Fields: Deconstructing The Beatles, a multimedia lecture with audio and visual anecdotes about the Fab Four’s recording sessions. When I spoke to him, the composer, arranger, producer, and sound editor said hearing the stories and learning about the recording details make even the most casual Beatles fan hear the music in an entirely new way. Casual fans to connoisseurs, says Frieman, will equally be intrigued by the insight, and technological simplicity, the presentation offers. Considering Lennon’s now legendary ride along in the Newport-Bermuda race in 1980 and the widely shared tale of the lead singer’s guitar purchase in town, Newport shares a certain kinship with the band that is arguably considered the most influential in rock history, making this event even more poignant.

A Trip Through Strawberry Fields: Deconstructing The Beatles, is October 7th at 7 p.m. at the Jane Pickens and tickets are $10. CLICK HERE to purchase.

October 5, 2010 at 9:31 am Leave a comment

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