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
17
Sat
To Win or Lose All: William S. Sims and the U.S. Navy in the First World War @ Naval War College Museum
Feb 17 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
To Win or Lose All: William S. Sims and the U.S. Navy in the First World War @ Naval War College Museum | Newport | Rhode Island | United States

The Naval War College Museum presents a new exhibit, “To Win or Lose All: Williams S. Sims and the U.S. Navy in the First World War.” The exhibit occupies the museum’s gallery on the second floor.
To Win or Lose All explores the Navy’s role in securing victory for the Allies during the First World War. Under Admiral Sims’s leadership, American warships escorted convoys to France, laid mines in the North Sea, and hunted German submarines. On land, naval aviators flew scouting and bombing missions while Marines fought in the trenches east of Paris. While the sweeping naval campaigns of 1942-1945 may attract more scholarly attention, the foundation for their success was established twenty-five years earlier when the Navy operated for the first time as part of a coalition. Indeed, many officers who rose to prominence in the Second World War – Ernest J. King, Chester W. Nimitz, and Harold R. Stark, to name a few – gained valuable experience with combined operations during the first global conflict of the twentieth century. Curator Rob Doane hopes, “that this exhibit will encourage visitors to understand Admiral Sims and the sailors who served under him as real people who worked under difficult circumstances to meet the enormous challenges of wartime service.”

Live music featuring Steve Belaus @ Chair 5 Rooftop
Feb 17 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Live music featuring Steve Belaus @ Chair 5 Rooftop | Narragansett | Rhode Island | United States

Unwind and listen to the music and stylings of Steve Belaus on the in/outdoor rooftop at Chair 5 (Located at The Break Hotel). Sip artisan cocktails, New England craft beers and boutique wines while you enjoy views of the ocean and our locally sourced menu!

RI Philharmonic Orchestra presents Rachmaninoff’s Second Piano Concerto @ The VETS
Feb 17 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
RI Philharmonic Orchestra presents Rachmaninoff’s Second Piano Concerto @ The VETS | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra welcomes guest conductor Michael Christie to the podium for Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No.2, Stravinsky’s The Firebird Suite, and Schreker’s Intermezzo. Pianist William Wolfram performs. The Amica Rush Hour Concert, featuring Rachmaninoff and Stravinsky is on Friday, Feb.16, at 6:30pm.

Tickets are $15-$150 (including all fees), and can be purchased online at tickets.riphil.org or from the RI Philharmonic Orchestra Box Office in East Providence, in person or by phone 401.248.7000 (M-F 9am-4:30pm, closed President’s Day). On day of concerts, tickets are available at The VETS Box Office (Friday, 3:30pm–showtime; Saturday, 4pm-showtime). Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more.

Feb
18
Sun
To Win or Lose All: William S. Sims and the U.S. Navy in the First World War @ Naval War College Museum
Feb 18 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
To Win or Lose All: William S. Sims and the U.S. Navy in the First World War @ Naval War College Museum | Newport | Rhode Island | United States

The Naval War College Museum presents a new exhibit, “To Win or Lose All: Williams S. Sims and the U.S. Navy in the First World War.” The exhibit occupies the museum’s gallery on the second floor.
To Win or Lose All explores the Navy’s role in securing victory for the Allies during the First World War. Under Admiral Sims’s leadership, American warships escorted convoys to France, laid mines in the North Sea, and hunted German submarines. On land, naval aviators flew scouting and bombing missions while Marines fought in the trenches east of Paris. While the sweeping naval campaigns of 1942-1945 may attract more scholarly attention, the foundation for their success was established twenty-five years earlier when the Navy operated for the first time as part of a coalition. Indeed, many officers who rose to prominence in the Second World War – Ernest J. King, Chester W. Nimitz, and Harold R. Stark, to name a few – gained valuable experience with combined operations during the first global conflict of the twentieth century. Curator Rob Doane hopes, “that this exhibit will encourage visitors to understand Admiral Sims and the sailors who served under him as real people who worked under difficult circumstances to meet the enormous challenges of wartime service.”

Newport Seal Watch Tours with Save The Bay @ Bowen's Ferry Landing
Feb 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Newport Seal Watch Tours with Save The Bay @ Bowen's Ferry Landing | Newport | Rhode Island | United States

Save The Bay seal tours and nature cruises prove that summer isn’t the only time to enjoy the Bay. Join us aboard one of our education vessels as we motor through historic Newport Harbor and take in views of seals resting on Citing Rock off of Rose Island and the Newport Bridge. Save The Bay provides binoculars, and expert guides offer an educational view of our winter marine visitors and the habitat they love.

Newport Seal Watch Tours with Save The Bay @ Bowen's Ferry Landing
Feb 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Newport Seal Watch Tours with Save The Bay @ Bowen's Ferry Landing | Newport | Rhode Island | United States

Save The Bay seal tours and nature cruises prove that summer isn’t the only time to enjoy the Bay. Join us aboard one of our education vessels as we motor through historic Newport Harbor and take in views of seals resting on Citing Rock off of Rose Island and the Newport Bridge. Save The Bay provides binoculars, and expert guides offer an educational view of our winter marine visitors and the habitat they love.

Pass the Guitar @ Christ Church Westerly
Feb 18 @ 2:00 pm

An afternoon of music where 20 local artists play their music on a single guitar. Fundraiser for Westerly WARM Center.

Parlour Jazz Jam – Night Dreamers @ The Parlour
Feb 18 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Parlour Jazz Jam - Night Dreamers @ The Parlour | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

For fans and musicians of all ages, the Parlour Jazz Jam occurs on the third Sunday of each month with a rotating house band, cool jammers, and a very appreciative audience.

The February house band will be The Night Dreamers with Martin Dalmasi (saxes, flutes, percussion), Leland Baker (tenor sax), Erik Neldner (electric bass), Zahili Gonzalez Zamora (piano, keyboards), and Ivanna Cuesta Gonzalez (drums, percussion), playing the music of Wayne Shorter, as seen through an Afro-Electric lens.

Arrive early to ensure seating!

$5 cash donation at door for house band.

Dance Music Jam Sessions @ Goff Hall
Feb 18 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Dance  Music Jam Sessions @ Goff Hall | Rehoboth | Massachusetts | United States

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 bobolinkelliott@yahoo.com.

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!

Seamus Egan Project @ Blackstone River Theatre
Feb 18 @ 7:00 pm

In 2017, Seamus Egan, founding member of the seminal band Solas, will be touring for the first time ever as The Seamus Egan Project, bringing along friends and musical guests, and introducing fans to both the entirety of his immense and influential catalog of music, as well as new music he’s never recorded or performed live. For this show we will have vocalist/accordion player Moira Smiley (from VOCO) and Kyle Senna on guitar. Beginning with tunes from his groundbreaking album, “When Juniper Sleeps,” which was the impetus for the formation of Solas, through the 20 year recording career of this iconic band, along with new tunes, Egan will continue to explore the further reaches of the Irish tradition, and beyond. It’s hard to think of an artist in traditional Irish music more influential than Seamus Egan. From his beginnings as a teen prodigy, to his founding of Irish-American powerhouse band Solas, to his current work as one of the leading composers and interpreters of the tradition, Egan has inspired multiple generations of musicians and helped define the sound of Irish music today. As a multi-instrumentalist, he’s put his mark on the sound of the Irish flute, tenor banjo, guitar, mandolin, tin whistle, and low whistle. As a composer, he was behind the soundtrack for the award-winning film The Brothers McMullen, cowrote Sarah McLachlan’s breakout hit, “Weep Not for the Memories,” and has scored numerous documentaries and indie films since. As a bandleader, Solas has been the pre-eminent Irish-American band of their generation for the past 20 years, continuously renewing Irish music with fresh ideas. As a performer, few others can make so many instruments or such wickedly complex ornaments seem so effortless. Music comes as naturally to Seamus Egan as breath, but his mastery of the tradition is only one facet of his plans to move the music forward. NOTE: There are no Boston dates on this tour.