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.
“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.
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!
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
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.