Why: In the mood for some basketball, minus the March Madness drama? Head to the Dunkin’ Donuts Center to see your favorite basketball team, the Harlem Globetrotters, face the newly revamped Washington Generals team — and the players won’t be dunking doughnuts! See a dazzling display of basketball wizardry (jumps, tricks, you name it) with a dash of comedy for an event that will be a slam dunk for the whole family.
Where: Dunkin’ Donuts Center, 1 LaSalle Sq., Providence.
More info: Call 331-0700 or visit dunkindonutscenter.com.
Let the Lois Vaughan Jazz Quartet take you on a musical journey with an evening of songs that helped to shape the Great American Jazz Tradition. Ranging from ragtime to swing to bepop to Latin, music will fill the Linden Place parlors on Friday, February 23, 2018 at 7:30pm. In addition to the quartet playing and improvising great songs from the Twenties through modern times, each musician will showcase the range and versatility of their instrument with a brief description and musical example.
Jazz pianist Lois Vaughan has been performing in Southern New England for many years at restaurants and clubs as well as teaching jazz piano at St. George’s School. Vaughan will be joined by Bristol native, Art Manchester, on alto and tenor sax, flute, and clarinet, by string bassist, Bryan Rizzuto and accomplished drummer, Ryan Tremblay.
Tickets are $20 for general admission, $15 for Linden Place members and free for Colt Circle members. Reserve your ticket today as space is limited!
Darwin at Sea
In this compelling program, eloquent letters, journal entries and excerpts from Darwin’s seminal publications humanize one of the most probing and influential minds in modern history. Framed by the poetry of Blake, Wordsworth, and Coleridge, as well as the ground-breaking string quartets of Mendelssohn and Beethoven, together with Chris Turner’s virtuosic harmonica improvisations, Darwin’s uncanny sense of observation and vision of natural science are entwined with his strong sense of family, faith and understanding of the human condition, in a complex era.
Performers are: Chris Turner, harmonica reader; Katherine Winterstein, Andrew Eng, violins; Consuelo Sherba, viola and Emmanuel Feldman, cello.
An evening in the pub with guitarist and vocalist Tim Keohane 7:45 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. One of the club’s favorites, Tim brings a strong background in Irish folk music to his every performance. The 1916 Committee will present a lecture in the upstairs hall beginning at 7:30 – “American Groups that Contributed/Supported Ireland during the Famine and the 1920’s.” Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Free and open to the public. All welcome.
In this workshop you will be introduced to flamenco dance. Flamenco is a very passionate dance form that ranges from fiery and exciting to very lighthearted and playful, while always displaying purposeful and thoughtful movement. No previous experience is necessary! Using flamenco’s 12 count palos (rhythms) Solea and Solea por Bulerias, we will develop our upper to lower body coordination through palmas (hand clapping), braceo (armwork) and zapateado (footwork) exercises. We will also take some time to review the Sevillanas from the previous session. Wear comfortable clothing and a comfortable shoe with a leather sole and slight heel. (Women and female-identified folks, if you have a long, flowing skirt and clean character shoes/comfortable shoes with a low, solid heel, please bring them! Men, if you have a clean pair of dress shoes or boots with a leather sole, perfect!) Led by Elizabeth Rivera. $25, or $20 through 2/5.
The dance music jam sessions continue in Rehoboth every Sunday night from 7-9 p.m. All are welcome!
Once a month throughout the year, the session is a Community Dance, at which we teach everything that needs teaching, depending on the experience of the dancers. The Community Dances go from 7 to 9 p.m. and are preceded by a potluck at 6 p.m.
All Jammers dances are held on Sunday nights from 7 to 9 with a potluck at 6 p.m.
For information or to check about cancellations, call Bob Elliott at 774-644-1369 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Sunday Night Jammers are a group of (mostly) instrumental (mostly) musicians, who play (mostly) Celtic-inspired dance music. Our music is (mostly) for couple dances, such as waltzes, hambos, polkas, and schottisches.
Now, to clear up those “mostly”s:
1) Sometimes we sing…or at least some of us sing.
2) Some of us are very serious musicians, some are duffers, many are in between. We are VERY polite about each other’s errors.
3) We started with English, Scottish, Irish, Canadian, and New England dance music, but we have gotten more international as the months go by.
4) After Scandinavian and German couple dances, a few Israeli line dances appeared, followed by some Greek and Balkan dances with “interesting” time signatures.
In brief, all of us have learned a lot, and we welcome others to come play, teach, learn, and, in general, have fun!
Doppelgänger Dance Collective (DDC) — the acclaimed Providence-based dance company founded by Shura Baryshnikov and Danielle Davidson — will co-produce and perform in their third evening-length program, Untitled Scores: Experiments in Improvisation, at The Granoff Center at Brown University this March 1st-3rd 2018.
With dance collaborators from Rhode Island, Boston, Portland, New York and beyond, audiences are given the opportunity to see multiple approaches to performing improvised dance, featuring progressive, sometimes cross-disciplinary, scores and highlighting the diversity and innovation discoverable only in improvised performance.
The event includes:
Masterclasses on March 2nd which are FREE and open to the public
10:00AM – 12:00PM – setGO
3:00PM – 5:00PM – Riley Watts
Performances at 7:30PM on March 1st, 2nd, and 3rd
The collaborative evening includes works by Davidson and Riley Watts, setGO, and New England artists Heidi Henderson, Shura Baryshnikov, and more.
Relax and unwind to the music and stylings of Mark Gorman on the in/outdoor rooftop at Chair 5 (Located at The Break Hotel). Mark is known for his wide-ranging repertoire and his engaging crowd interaction. An accomplished guitarist-vocalist, he welcomes song requests from his audiences and works hard to play something for everyone.