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
25
Sun
Dance Music Jam Sessions @ Goff Hall
Feb 25 @ 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!

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.

Bluegrass Throedown at Nick-a-Nee’s @ Nick-A-Nees
Feb 28 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Bluegrass Throedown at Nick-a-Nee's @ Nick-A-Nees | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

Bluegrass Throedown features a different local or touring bluegrass band every Wednesday night at Nick-a-Nee’s in Providence. There’s never a cover, but there’s always a good time.

bluegrassthroedown.com

Free

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

Mar
2
Fri
Live music featuring Mark Gorman @ Chair 5
Mar 2 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Live music featuring Mark Gorman @ Chair 5 | Narragansett | Rhode Island | United States

Relax and unwind to the music and stylings of Mark Gorman on the in/outdoor rooftop at Chair 5 (Located at The Break Hotel). Mark is known for his wide-ranging repertoire and his engaging crowd interaction. An accomplished guitarist-vocalist, he welcomes song requests from his audiences and works hard to play something for everyone.

Damn The Torpedoes, Tom Petty Tribute @ Courthouse Center for the Arts
Mar 2 @ 8:00 pm – Mar 3 @ 11:00 pm

Rich Kubicz, who plays the role of Tom Petty in the show, has been playing guitar and singing since his early teens. By 2007, so many people had told him that he looked and sounded like Tom Petty that he decided to put together Damn The Torpedoes as a tribute to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. 

 

Traditional Irish Seisun @ Irish Ceilidhe Club of Rhode Island
Mar 2 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Traditional Irish Seisun @ Irish Ceilidhe Club of Rhode Island | Cranston | Rhode Island | United States

Hosted by fiddler Armand Aromin and uilleann piper Torrin Ryan in the Pub. Free and open to the public. All welcome. Doors open at 7:00 PM.

Mar
3
Sat
Live music featuring Steve Belaus @ Chair 5
Mar 3 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Live music featuring Steve Belaus @ Chair 5 | Narragansett | Rhode Island | United States

Unwind and listen to Steve Belaus, local Narragansett singer/songwriter on guitar and vocals, performing Neil Young, America, Fogelberg, Rundgren, Bowie, Cross, and a variety of other artists, plus originals, including the hit song, “Narragansett.” Relax on the in/outdoor rooftop at Chair 5 (Located at The Break Hotel).

RUNA @ Blackstone River Theatre
Mar 3 @ 8:00 pm

Quickly gaining recognition as one of Irish music’s new “super-groups,” RUNA has been enchanting audiences by pushing the boundaries of Irish folk music into the Americana and roots music formats since their formation in 2008. Interweaving the haunting melodies and exuberant tunes of Ireland and Scotland with the lush harmonies and intoxicating rhythms of jazz, bluegrass, flamenco and blues, they offer a thrilling and redefining take on traditional music. The group has been honored internationally, winning Top Group and Top Traditional Group in the Irish Music Awards and four Independent Music Awards including Best Live Album, Best World/Traditional Song and Best Bluegrass Song. RUNA consists of vocalist and step-dancer Shannon Lambert-Ryan of Philadelphia, Dublin-born guitarist Fionán de Barra, Cheryl Prashker of Canada on percussion, Zach White of St. Louis on guitar, vocals and mandolin, and Maggie White of Kentucky on the fiddle and mandolin. RUNA recently released their fifth album, “RUNA: LIVE” which was recorded at the BlackRock Center for the Arts in Maryland on March 17, 2016 and is receiving praise on both sides of the Atlantic. Seeking to preserve and continue a traditional culture in a modern age, RUNA creates the backbone of its signature roots sound from the musical and geographical diversity of its individual band members. Their strive for excellence and creativity blazes a trail for the future of folk music, earning them the reputation as one of the most innovative Irish folk groups of this generation.

 

Mar
4
Sun
Dance Music Jam Sessions @ Goff Hall
Mar 4 @ 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!