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.
“Opening the Oyster: A Black Culinary Extravaganza,” is a full course dinner featuring dishes prepared by the great African American chefs of the White House. The elegant event takes place Saturday, February 24th, 2018 at noon at Wes’ Rib House, 38 Dike Street, Providence, RI. Seating is limited; tickets are $75 and may be purchased online at StagesofFreedom.org/oyster
The full course dinner will introduce diners to the extraordinary ingenuity and extravagance of the African American chefs of the White House, from President Washington to President Obama. The dinner will be followed with a talk by Adrian Miller, author of “The President’s Kitchen Cabinet: The Story of African Americans Who Have Fed Our First Families.” Miller is a graduate of Stanford University and Georgetown University Law School, and was a special assistant to President Clinton.
Proceeds from the event provide swimming lessons for Rhode Island youth of color.
Stages of Freedom is a non-profit dedicated to presenting African American events for the entire community.
Our Kids Farm Arugula, Cara Cara Oranges, Avocado, Sesame, Cashews, Miso Vinaigrette
2016 Ruffino Lumina Pinot Grigio
Painted Hills Beef Carpaccio, Marinated Kale, Caper Berries, Deviled Quail Egg, Caviar
2015 Ruffino Orveito Classico
Potato Gnocchi, Great Hill Blue Cheese Fonduta, Broccoli Rabe, Herbs
2013 Ruffino Modus Toscana IGT
Gnarly Vines Farm Guinea Fowl. “Pasta e fagioli”, Oxtail Brodo
Battle of the Ducale:
2012 Ruffino Riserva Ducale Chianti Classico DOCG vs.
2012 Ruffino Riserva Ducale Oro Chianti Classico Gran Selezione DOCG
Baci di Dama Cookies, Truffles, Cheese & Bread
Ruffino Sparkling Rose Prosecco
Connect with the tribe, watch and learn in a community based setting. A short discussion will take place after the film to share takeaways and any AHA! moments. Bring a blanket, pillow, and a friend 🙂
Friendly conversation with light refreshments.
About the featured film: “The Human Experiment lifts the veil on the shocking reality that thousands of untested, unregulated chemicals are in the products we use every day, our homes, and inside each of us. Simultaneously, disease rates are rising: everything from cancer to infertility is appearing at levels doctors and researchers have never seen.”
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.
As part of 10 Days of Event Cinema Showcase Cinemas’ presents Shin Godzilla! Set on a peaceful day in Japan, an unwelcome visitor in the form of a massive sea-monster arrives erupting panic among civilians and government officials. On March 2nd, take a journey to experience this thrilling theatrical event and discover whether the world can survive the nightmare that is Shin Godzilla! Purchase your tickets now at:
Beginning Saturday, March 3, the Museum of Work & Culture will host Cinema Saturdays, a weekly presentation of a French-language film produced in Québec. All films will be screened at 1:30 p.m. and are subtitled in English. The films are included with the price of museum admission, purchased at the door ($8/adults, $6/students and seniors, free/children under ten).
The series will kick off with Paul à Québec. Paul, an aspiring artist, accompanies his wife Lucie and their daughter to celebrate Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day at Lucie’s parents’ home. When Paul notes the declining health of Roland, the bleeding-heart but gruff patriarch, the artist is inspired to make Roland the subject of his first comic strip.
Cinema Saturdays is presented as part of the MoWC’s celebration of Francophonie, a monthlong celebration of French language and culture in New England. It is made possible with the support of the Québec Delegation in Boston.
Other Cinema Saturdays will include:
March 10, Roger D’Astous: This documentary film embarks on a journey throughout the exceptional projects of Roger D’Astous, one of the most important Canadian architects of the 20th century. A student of Frank Lloyd Wright, he worked all his life to create a nordic architecture. Once a starchitect of the ’60s, this flamboyant artist then fell from grace before rising again at the dawn of the century.
March 17, Les Loups: In Les Loups, Elie, a young woman from the city, comes to a remote North Atlantic island to convalesce and get to know the community. The annual seal hunt is in full swing, and Elie feels both drawn to and repelled by the men engaged in it. Elie’s presence arouses curiosity and mistrust. Maria, the village matriarch and den mother, seeks to uncover the secret reason behind Elie’s visit.
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.
Join us for an evening of fine dining and friends at Blithewold! Guests will enjoy Chef Anna Kelly’s (The Kitchen at Blithewold) modern interpretations of menus inspired by the Lyon, Van Wickle, and McKee families.
Commonwealth Ave. Dinner Party:
Guests will enjoy a menu from the pages of Bessie McKee’s Dinner Party Record Book as served in 1905 at the McKees’ elegant Boston residence, 284 Commonwealth Ave.
Dinner and drinks included. This is a prix-fixe menu.
$75 Member, $80 Non-Member
Showcase Cinemas presents 10 Days of Event Cinema featuring Samaritan’s Purse Presents Facing Darkness! This compelling documentary shares the true story behind the Ebola crisis of 2014. On March 5th, see how Samaritan’s Purse stepped forward to provide aid and comfort to those in need in West Africa. Purchase your tickets now at: