globetrotters

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 dunkindonutscenter.com.

Feb
24
Sat
Opening the Oyster: The Black Culinary Extravaganza @ Wes' Rib House
Feb 24 @ 12:00 pm
Opening the Oyster: The Black Culinary Extravaganza @ Wes' Rib House | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

“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.

Feb
27
Tue
Monthly Wine Dinner @ Chair 5
Feb 27 @ 6:00 pm
Monthly Wine Dinner @ Chair 5 | Narragansett | Rhode Island | United States

1st Course
Our Kids Farm Arugula, Cara Cara Oranges, Avocado, Sesame, Cashews, Miso Vinaigrette
2016 Ruffino Lumina Pinot Grigio
2nd Course
Painted Hills Beef Carpaccio, Marinated Kale, Caper Berries, Deviled Quail Egg, Caviar
2015 Ruffino Orveito Classico
3rd Course
Potato Gnocchi, Great Hill Blue Cheese Fonduta, Broccoli Rabe, Herbs
2013 Ruffino Modus Toscana IGT
4th Course
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
Dessert
Baci di Dama Cookies, Truffles, Cheese & Bread
Ruffino Sparkling Rose Prosecco

Feb
28
Wed
PPL’s 2018 Exhibition & Program Series HairBrained KICK-OFF PARTY @ Providence Public Library
Feb 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
PPL’s 2018 Exhibition & Program Series HairBrained KICK-OFF PARTY @ Providence Public Library | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

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

About HairBrained
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.

Mar
1
Thu
8 Bells Lecture Series: “Fighters Over the Fleet,” by Norman Friedman @ Seamen's Church Institute of Newport
Mar 1 @ 12:00 pm
8 Bells Lecture Series: "Fighters Over the Fleet," by Norman Friedman @ Seamen's Church Institute of Newport | Newport | Rhode Island | United States

“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.

NO RESERVATIONS REQUIRED
FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Southern Night @ Chair 5
Mar 1 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Southern Night @ Chair 5 | Narragansett | Rhode Island | United States

Join us every Thursday 5:00-10:00 p.m., as we celebrate southern cuisine, and well-crafted specialty cocktails from Sons of Liberty Spirits Company.

Mar
4
Sun
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.

Blithewold Supper Club: Commonwealth Ave. Dinner Party @ Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum
Mar 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Blithewold Supper Club: Commonwealth Ave. Dinner Party @ Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum | Bristol | Rhode Island | United States

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

Mar
8
Thu
Southern Night @ Chair 5
Mar 8 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Southern Night @ Chair 5 | Narragansett | Rhode Island | United States

Join us every Thursday 5:00-10:00 p.m., as we celebrate southern cuisine and well-crafted specialty cocktails from Sons of Liberty Spirits Company.

Cookies & Cocktails @ Crowne Plaza Providence - Warwick
Mar 8 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Cookies & Cocktails @ Crowne Plaza Providence - Warwick | Warwick | Rhode Island | United States

Please join Girl Scouts of Southeastern New England on Thursday, March 8, 2018 for a very special evening of Cookies & Cocktails! Local chefs will be creating delicious desserts using everyone’s favorite treat—Girl Scout Cookies! We have partnered with some of your favorite groups to showcase our cookies “out of the box”:

• Aquilante’s Bistro & Tavern
• Ellie’s Bakery
• Johnny Granata’s Restaurant & Bar
• KNEAD Doughnuts
• Newport Restaurant Group

Attendees will enjoy savory hors d’oeuvres, tasty Girl Scout Cookie creations, and the opportunity to bid on silent auction items. Tickets to this 21+ event are $60 per person. The evening will be emceed by the one and only Mario Hilario of WJAR—a treat in itself!

This is an event you don’t want to miss; we can’t wait to celebrate with you!

Mar
10
Sat
8th Annual Plunge for Preemies @ Warwick Country Club
Mar 10 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
8th Annual Plunge for Preemies @ Warwick Country Club | Warwick | Rhode Island | United States

On March 10, 2018, Project Sweet Peas is hosting our 8th Annual Polar Plunge, “Plunge for Preemies” at the Warwick Country Club. Festivities include a (frigid!) polar plunge, post plunge party with food, entertainment, raffles, silent auction, and more! During this unique event, former NICU families, health professionals, and other members of the community rally together to support our mission and our families.

Your support to Project Sweet Peas, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization (EIN # 27-3679594), provides hope to families of fragile infants and those who have experienced pregnancy and infant loss.

Register online. $25 children / $50 adults