Mike Centioli

3/31  Harlem Globetrotters

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

Providence Flea Winter Markets @ Hope High School
Feb 25 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Providence Flea Winter Markets @ Hope High School | Providence | RI | United States

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).

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Design, Discover and Decode: Creating a Resilient Garden – 2018 Garden Symposium @ Center for Biotechnology and Life Sciences
Mar 3 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Design, Discover and Decode: Creating a Resilient Garden – 2018 Garden Symposium @ Center for Biotechnology and Life Sciences  | South Kingstown | Rhode Island | United States

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: 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.

Flickers’ Red Carpet Experience: Providence @ Providence Biltmore Ballroom
Mar 4 @ 5:30 pm
Flickers' Red Carpet Experience: Providence @ Providence Biltmore Ballroom | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

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.

Ocean State Bridal Show @ Aqua Blue Hotel
Mar 11 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Ocean State Bridal Show @ Aqua Blue Hotel | Narragansett | Rhode Island | United States

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!

BoldrDash WinterDash @ Canonicus Camp and Conference Center
Mar 18 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
BoldrDash WinterDash @ Canonicus Camp and Conference Center | Exeter | Rhode Island | United States

This Five-K course boasts open fields and wooded trail running surrounding a twenty-two acre pond with a minimum of fifteen to twenty obstacles along the way. This will be a self timed event, please plan accordingly. Adults and kids alike have enjoyed the these majestic trails for the past two BoldrDash – WinterDash Events. Now it’s your turn!

What’s even better – it’s St. Patrick’s Day weekend – what better way to close out the weekend then with some GREEN at BoldrDash?

100 percent of the proceeds from the Winter Dash will be donated to an special organization Find Your Bold, a Rhode Island non-profit organization founded by BoldrDash President, Lynn Hall in 2015. Find Your Bold is committed to promoting dignity, perseverance, and feelings of self worth, as participants conquer man made obstacles. These physical obstacles serve to symbolize internal and external struggles experienced in everyday life.

Rustic Wedding Expo 2018 @ Mishnock Barn
Mar 25 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Rustic Wedding Expo 2018 @ Mishnock Barn | West Greenwich | Rhode Island | United States

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!

RI Home Show featuring the RI Spring Flower and Garden Show @ RI Convention Center
Apr 5 @ 12:00 pm – Apr 8 @ 5:00 pm

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!

Play On! 2018 @ Providence Children's Museum
May 12 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Play On! 2018 @ Providence Children's Museum | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

Play time for adults only at Providence Children’s Museum – no kids allowed!
Food trucks, beer garden, music and more adds to the Museum’s hands-on fun!

Miles For Migraine Mother’s Day Race @ Allen Harbor Marina
May 13 @ 8:30 am
Miles For Migraine Mother's Day Race @ Allen Harbor Marina | North Kingstown | Rhode Island | United States

Join us for the 2018 Mother’s Day 10M/5K Run and 2 Mile walk. This event has been happening for several years as a benefit for the Association for Migraine Disorders and Wickford Sailing Association. This year, we are excited to have Miles for Migraine producing the event in partnership with the Association for Migraine Disorders as part of their national race series.

Whether you choose to walk or run, you will find flat, professionally measured courses providing scenic waterfront views from Allen Harbor in Quonset Point. This is a USATF-Sanctioned event. The courses includes portions of a beautiful, new bike path and the rest is in a low-traffic area.

Come celebrate Mother’s Day with family and friends in a fun-filled atmosphere with music and food.

Proceeds for this event will be donated back to local migraine and headache research at the Brown Institute for Brain Science Post-Doctoral Migraine Fellowship program.

Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island Golf Tournament @ Rhode Island Country Club
May 14 all-day
Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island Golf Tournament @ Rhode Island Country Club | Barrington | Rhode Island | United States

Make-A-Wish® Massachusetts and Rhode Island hosts the second annual Golf Tournament at the Rhode Island Country Club, 150 Nayatt Rd, Barrington on Monday, May 14, 1 p.m. (registration opens at 11:30 a.m.). Guests will enjoy golfing at one of Rhode Island’s premier classic golf courses along beautiful Narragansett Bay while celebrating the power of the Make-A-Wish mission with some of the region’s top business and philanthropic leaders. The Tournament features fun and friendly competition on the course, followed by a cocktail reception, refreshments, and celebration of the Make-A-Wish mission. Funds raised will help grant the heartfelt wishes of Rhode Island children, between the ages of 2.5 to 18, diagnosed with a critical illness. For details and sponsorship opportunities, contact Sara Masri,, 401-781-WISH or visit