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

Providence Flea Winter Markets @ Hope High School
Feb 25 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Providence Flea Winter Markets @ Hope High School | Providence | RI | United States

The Providence Flea is back for a limited run of Winter and Spring Markets on the second & fourth Sundays of the month through April 22, from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm indoors at Hope High School, 324 Hope Street in Providence (Feb 11, 25, Mar 11, 25, Apr 8, 22). The market will be held in the cafeteria at the building’s rear entrance.

Featuring new and returning vintage vendors, artisans, makers, food purveyors, coffee & food trucks, community nonprofits and live music! Hope High is easily accessible by public transportation, and the school offers plenty of free, off-street parking. Admission is free.

Providence Flea is a Best of RI (Rhode Island Monthly) and Best of New England (Yankee Magazine).

Vendor application, directions and e-news at

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Love is Love @ Brutopia
Feb 25 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Fundraiser for AIDS Care Ocean State
DJ Donnie Battle Senna
$8 drink specials
$10 cover charge goes to AIDS Care
Henna Table
Hula hoop dancer
Chance to win a private party for 20 people

Design, Discover and Decode: Creating a Resilient Garden – 2018 Garden Symposium @ Center for Biotechnology and Life Sciences
Mar 3 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Design, Discover and Decode: Creating a Resilient Garden – 2018 Garden Symposium @ Center for Biotechnology and Life Sciences  | South Kingstown | Rhode Island | United States

Already thinking about spring? Now is the time to get Early Bird ticket pricing for the URI Cooperative Extension’s Master Gardener Program, 2018 Spring Gardening Symposium – “DESIGN, DISCOVER and DECODE: Creating a Resilient Garden.”

This delightful one-day symposium is for those who want to learn more about creating beautiful and environmentally–sound gardens.

Educating and entertaining their audiences, these three keynote speakers are accomplished specialists in their fields possessing a wealth of knowledge and expertise.

C. Colston Burrell – Design Resilient Gardens – “Beauty, Integrity, Resilience: Can a Garden Have Everything?”

Linda A. Fleming – Discover Gardening with Herbs – “Bloom Where you Planted”

Jeff Gillman – Decode Garden Myths – “The Truth About Garden Remedies”

Please join us on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at the Center for Biotechnology and Life Sciences on URI’s Kingston Campus. The facility is accessible to all and the symposium is open to everyone.

Early Bird Tickets are $65 if purchased before February 9th.

After February 9, tickets are $75.

For more information or to register, please log-on to: or call 401-874-2900.

A limited number of full scholarships for the Symposium are available. Deadline for scholarships is February 9, 2018.

The mission of the URI Master Gardener Program and it’s 600+ volunteer Extension educators is to educate citizens in environmentally-sound horticulture practices through the dissemination of factual, research-based information.

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.

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!

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

Ocean State Bridal Show @ Aqua Blue Hotel
Mar 11 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Ocean State Bridal Show @ Aqua Blue Hotel | Narragansett | Rhode Island | United States

Come to the OCEAN STATE BRIDAL SHOW at Aqua Blue in Narragansett, RI on Sunday, March 11 from 12-4 p.m. Rhode Island IS the Ocean State and when you are in the banquet room you will see the beautiful blue ocean out the windows. In fact, no matter where you are in this room, the view of the ocean is front and center! You’ll hear a live band – Take It To The Bridge and sample some fabulous cuisine by award-winning caterers. Plus meet with the area’s top wedding professionals, too!

Horse Play’s Annual Pasta Dinner @ Horse Play Rescue and Sanctuary
Mar 11 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Horse Play's Annual Pasta Dinner @ Horse Play Rescue and Sanctuary | North Kingstown | Rhode Island | United States

Hearts for Horses- Pasta Dinner at (North Kingstown Community Center) – $10 Adults, $6 Children under 12. Tickets available at the door, or RSVP to Horse Play (401)294-3565. Music, Raffles and Silent Auction. 100% of the money raised goes to the horses.

Children’s Wishes “Building Relationships” @ Massimo Ristorante
Mar 15 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Children's Wishes "Building Relationships" @ Massimo Ristorante | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

Children’s Wishes is a Rhode Island based organization committed to providing life enhancing experiences to children facing significant medical challenges. Join us at Massimo Ristorante on Thursday, March 15th to learn more about Children’s Wishes, what makes us different from other wish granting organizations and how you can be a part of a child’s Wish journey! Complementary hors d’oeuvres will be served and a cash bar is available.

St. Patrick’s Festivities at Ciro’s Tavern @ Ciro's Tavern
Mar 15 @ 6:00 pm
St. Patrick’s Festivities at Ciro’s Tavern @ Ciro's Tavern | Woonsocket | Rhode Island | United States

Join the Museum of Work & Culture Thursday, March 15, at 6pm as it celebrates St. Patrick’s festivities with an evening of Irish music, dance, history, and a traditional feast at Ciro’s Tavern on Cherry.

Music will feature great Irish sing-alongs and ballads with performances from Irish native Kieran Keating, Fr. Michael Woolley, Stephanie Mahon and friends, along with dancers from the award-winning Tir na Nog school of Irish dance.

The evening will also include a trivia game featuring questions about the history of the local Irish community.

The menu will include soda bread, potato soup, Irish shepherd’s pie, a corned beef carving station, boiled cabbage, carrots, potatoes, a festive green cocktail, and dessert upstairs in Ciro’s Hampton Court.

All proceeds to benefit the Museum’s educational and public programs.

Tickets for the event are $45 and are available for purchase at the MoWC or online at For more information, please contact the MoWC at (401) 769-9675.