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.
The Providence Flea is back for a limited run of Winter and Spring Markets on the second & fourth Sundays of the month through April 22, from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm indoors at Hope High School, 324 Hope Street in Providence (Feb 11, 25, Mar 11, 25, Apr 8, 22). The market will be held in the cafeteria at the building’s rear entrance.
Featuring new and returning vintage vendors, artisans, makers, food purveyors, coffee & food trucks, community nonprofits and live music! Hope High is easily accessible by public transportation, and the school offers plenty of free, off-street parking. Admission is free.
Providence Flea is a Best of RI (Rhode Island Monthly) and Best of New England (Yankee Magazine).
Vendor application, directions and e-news at providenceflea.com.
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PPL’s 2018 Exhibition & Program Series HairBrained opens with a KICK-OFF PARTY, free and open to all!
Wear your hair as you would dare: creative coiffures and fanciful facial hair encouraged – whether natural or concocted for the occasion!
View our brand new exhibition from PPL’s Special Collections, focused on hairstyles throughout history and the ways in which hair defines and reflects culture, self-identity, agency and politics!
Peruse our beautifully designed catalog, featuring exhibition images woven in among hair-themed poetry by Rhode Island poet Sussy Santana!
Enjoy site-specific performances created in response to the exhibition by PPL’s Creative Fellow Becci Davis, and poet/performers Orlando Hernández and Sussy Santana!
Share hair memories great and ghastly!
Discover our calendar of upcoming HairBrained cultural and educational programs for all ages, running March through June! Visit: provlib.org
PPL’s fourth annual Exhibition & Program series is called HairBrained and is focused on hair. The exhibition explores the ways in which hair defines and reflects culture, self-identity, agency and politics. Meanwhile the program series, which is inspired by images and texts in the exhibition, will offer cultural programs and educational activities for all ages that explore how and why we have grown, cut, shaved, shaped, woven, adorned and covered the hair on our heads, from centuries ago ’til today. Exhibition materials will include books, prints, magazines, and photographs from PPL’s Special Collections. Items will be on display from March – June 2018.
“Fighters Over the Fleet: Naval Air Defence from Biplanes to the Cold War,” by Norman Friedman.
“Fighters Over the Fleet” is an account of the parallel evolution of naval fighters for fleet air defense and the ships they sought to defend. This volume concentrates on the three main advocates of carrier warfare: the Royal Navy, the U.S. Navy, and the Imperial Japanese Navy. Because radar was not invented until the mid-1930s, fleet air defense was a primitive effort for flyers during the 1920s. Once the innovative system was developed and utilized, organized air defense became viable. Thus major naval-air battles of the Second World War—like Midway, the “Pedestal” convoy, the Philippine Sea and Okinawa—are portrayed as tests of the new technology. However, even radar was ultimately found wanting by the Kamikaze campaigns, which led to postwar moves toward computer control and new kinds of fighters.
After 1945, the novel threats of nuclear weapons and stand-off missiles compounded the difficulties of naval air defense. The second half of the book covers the U.S. and Royal Navies’ attempts to resolve these problems by examining the U.S. experience in Vietnam and British operations during the Falklands War. The book then turns to the ultimate U.S. development of techniques and technology to fight the Outer Air Battle in the 1980s before concluding with the current state of technology supported carrier fighters.
Dr. Friedman has been concerned throughout his career with the way in which policy and technology intersect, in fields as disparate as national missile defence, nuclear strategy, and network-centric warfare. An internationally known strategist and naval historian, he spent more than a decade at a major US think-tank, and another decade as consultant to the Secretary of the Navy. Dr Friedman has written more than 40 books on naval strategy and technology, including an award-winning account of the US Cold War Strategy and histories of British (and Commonwealth) and U.S. aircraft carriers, cruisers, destroyers, and frigates as well as U.S. submarines. He contributes a monthly column on world naval developments to the Naval Institute’s Proceeding magazine and writes articles for journals worldwide. Dr. Friedman holds a PhD.in physics from Columbia University, New York. He lectures widely on defence issues in forums such as the National Defence University, the Naval War College and the Royal United Services Institute.
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FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Already thinking about spring? Now is the time to get Early Bird ticket pricing for the URI Cooperative Extension’s Master Gardener Program, 2018 Spring Gardening Symposium – “DESIGN, DISCOVER and DECODE: Creating a Resilient Garden.”
This delightful one-day symposium is for those who want to learn more about creating beautiful and environmentally–sound gardens.
Educating and entertaining their audiences, these three keynote speakers are accomplished specialists in their fields possessing a wealth of knowledge and expertise.
C. Colston Burrell – Design Resilient Gardens – “Beauty, Integrity, Resilience: Can a Garden Have Everything?”
Linda A. Fleming – Discover Gardening with Herbs – “Bloom Where you Planted”
Jeff Gillman – Decode Garden Myths – “The Truth About Garden Remedies”
Please join us on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at the Center for Biotechnology and Life Sciences on URI’s Kingston Campus. The facility is accessible to all and the symposium is open to everyone.
Early Bird Tickets are $65 if purchased before February 9th.
After February 9, tickets are $75.
For more information or to register, please log-on to: uri.edu/coopext or call 401-874-2900.
A limited number of full scholarships for the Symposium are available. Deadline for scholarships is February 9, 2018.
The mission of the URI Master Gardener Program and it’s 600+ volunteer Extension educators is to educate citizens in environmentally-sound horticulture practices through the dissemination of factual, research-based information.
Sunday, March 4, 2018
Flickers Hosts the Red Carpet Experience: Providence
Celebrate the 90th Academy Awards in style at The Providence Biltmore Ballroom.
The Red Carpet Experience: Providence is a signature event benefitting the Rhode Island International Film Festival (formerly “Oscar Experience” and “Oscar Night America”) for the past 9 years. Guests feel like stars and experience the red carpet, paparazzi, the Producer’s Circle Awards, champagne, gourmet food, hair and make-up touch ups, swag bags, silent auction, Movie Theater Tickets and more.
This year we celebrate the 36th Anniversary of the Flickers Arts Collaborative.
Our elegant evening is once again chaired by Steven Feinberg, Executive Director of the RI Film and Television Office with RIIFF Advisory Board President, Michael Drywa, Esq.
The elegant event will feature live coverage by our friends at ABC6, a Red Carpet Entrance and Reception with Paparazzi, Media interviews, a Photo Booth, Producer’s Circle and Dream Maker Awards, hors d’oeuvres, Imported wines and beers, live music, a sit-down dinner. Gourmet desserts that will please and titillate, an amazing silent auction that will appeal to all lovers of film, a raffle of VIP Passes to RIIFF 2017, swag bags that will definitely surprise and, of course, the screening of the biggest awards ceremony of the year!
2018 Sponsors: Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival, the RI Film and Television Office, WLNE/ABC6, Dominion Diagnostics, Amtrak, Decadent Catering, Nick’s on Broadway, Narragansett Beer, Quality Rental, Soucy Insurance and Cox Business.
This event is not sponsored by or affiliated with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Come to the OCEAN STATE BRIDAL SHOW at Aqua Blue in Narragansett, RI on Sunday, March 11 from 12-4 p.m. Rhode Island IS the Ocean State and when you are in the banquet room you will see the beautiful blue ocean out the windows. In fact, no matter where you are in this room, the view of the ocean is front and center! You’ll hear a live band – Take It To The Bridge and sample some fabulous cuisine by award-winning caterers. Plus meet with the area’s top wedding professionals, too!
COME ON DOWN TO THE 3RD ANNUAL RUSTIC WEDDING EXPO AT THE MISHNOCK BARN on Sunday, March 25 from 12-4 p.m.! If you’re planning a rustic wedding you are going to fall in love with this place! It’s like walking into a giant rustic Pinterest board. You’re going to enjoy some awesome delights from our caterers, and of course meet with the area’s top wedding professionals who want to help you plan your wedding!
The sixty-eighth annual Rhode Island Home Show, the largest and longest-running exhibition of its kind in New England, is returning to the Rhode Island Convention Center on April 5 through 8. The 2018 show includes the return of the larger and improved second annual Spring Flower and Garden Show themed “Springtime Floral Fusion,” which will feature 10,000 square feet of gardens. Additional show features include a ten-room “Home Design Hub” with full kitchens and baths, a Home Technology Experience, the fifth Annual Energy Expo with a tour of the National Grid Energy Innovation Hub, the AARP Home Solutions Hub, the RI Living Resource Center, more than 300 exhibits, a home decor store, seminars and more. Show attendees can expect a unique marketplace and educational experience!
Each summer since 2007, the St. George’s School Ice Rink has been transformed into an upscale shopping venue during the Newport Antiques Show. It’s a weekend event that has become a high point for the social season and a not-to-be-missed opportunity for fine art aficionados.
In 2018, the Show will continue its reputation for luxury but it adopts a new name, The Newport Show, to better reflect its diverse roster of over 40 dealers. Attendees can again browse for antique furniture, fine art, jewelry and other unique vintage accessories, but they can also anticipate discovering a series of modern objects such as photographs and mid-century art.
This year marks The Newport Show’s 12th anniversary (previously the Newport Antiques Show). General admission to the event costs $15 for one day, or $20 for a two day pass; Gala Preview Party tickets start at $150. Tickets will be available to purchase online in spring 2018.
Saturday July 28, 2018 from 10am-6pm
Sunday July 29, 2018 from 10am-4pm
Gala Preview Party – Friday July 27, 2018 from 6pm-9pm
A complimentary shuttle service is available on Saturday July 28, 2018 and Sunday July 29, 2018. The shuttle schedule and location information will be available June 2018.