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
18
Sun
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!

Feb
24
Sat
Intro to Flamenco Workshop @ The Rhody Center
Feb 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Intro to Flamenco Workshop @ The Rhody Center | Coventry | Rhode Island | United States

In this workshop you will be introduced to flamenco dance. Flamenco is a very passionate dance form that ranges from fiery and exciting to very lighthearted and playful, while always displaying purposeful and thoughtful movement. No previous experience is necessary! Using flamenco’s 12 count palos (rhythms) Solea and Solea por Bulerias, we will develop our upper to lower body coordination through palmas (hand clapping), braceo (armwork) and zapateado (footwork) exercises. We will also take some time to review the Sevillanas from the previous session. Wear comfortable clothing and a comfortable shoe with a leather sole and slight heel. (Women and female-identified folks, if you have a long, flowing skirt and clean character shoes/comfortable shoes with a low, solid heel, please bring them! Men, if you have a clean pair of dress shoes or boots with a leather sole, perfect!) Led by Elizabeth Rivera. $25, or $20 through 2/5.

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.

Mar
1
Thu
Doppelgänger Dance Collective presents Untitled Scores: Experiments in Improvisation @ Granoff Center for the Creative Arts
Mar 1 – Mar 3 all-day
Doppelgänger Dance Collective presents Untitled Scores: Experiments in Improvisation @ Granoff Center for the Creative Arts | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

Doppelgänger Dance Collective (DDC) — the acclaimed Providence-based dance company founded by Shura Baryshnikov and Danielle Davidson — will co-produce and perform in their third evening-length program, Untitled Scores: Experiments in Improvisation, at The Granoff Center at Brown University this March 1st-3rd 2018.

With dance collaborators from Rhode Island, Boston, Portland, New York and beyond, audiences are given the opportunity to see multiple approaches to performing improvised dance, featuring progressive, sometimes cross-disciplinary, scores and highlighting the diversity and innovation discoverable only in improvised performance.

The event includes:
Masterclasses on March 2nd which are FREE and open to the public
10:00AM – 12:00PM – setGO
3:00PM – 5:00PM – Riley Watts

Performances at 7:30PM on March 1st, 2nd, and 3rd
The collaborative evening includes works by Davidson and Riley Watts, setGO, and New England artists Heidi Henderson, Shura Baryshnikov, and more.

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
A Collection of Attitudes @ Rosecliff
Mar 2 @ 7:00 pm – Mar 3 @ 12:00 am
A Collection of Attitudes @ Rosecliff | Newport | Rhode Island | United States

Island Moving Company, Newport’s contemporary ballet company, opens its 36th season with an Opening Weekend at Rosecliff, March 2 – 4, 2018.
The Company presents A Collection of Attitudes at 7pm on Friday, March 2 and on Saturday, March 3. Artistic Director Miki Ohlsen will present the premiere of new works by guest choreographers Kevin Jenkins, a prolific choreographer & faculty of Boston Ballet School and Rodney Rivera, Artistic Director of Ballet Brio, based in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. Newly appointed Associate Artistic Director Danielle Genest will premiere her new piece for the entire company. The dancers will also reprise Miki Ohlsen’s beautiful Of Beauty and Light, Spencer Gavin Hering’s Breathing Spaces, Shane Farrell’s Pavo Cristatus and a remake of Ghosts and Grapevines: Thoughts on the family histories of Newport by Thom Dancy. Saturday evening’s intermission will be catered by Russell Morin Caterers. Tickets to A Collection of Attitudes start at $45, with sponsorship levels available. They are on sale at www.islandmovingco.org.

Friday, March 2nd Performance
7pm
Ticket levels:
General Admission $45
Premiere Center Seating $60
Evening Sponsor $300 (premiere table for 4)

Saturday, March 3rd Performance
7pm
Join us for this beautiful performance with a celebration toast and intermission catered by Russell Morin Caterers and open bar in the salon of Newport’s most romantic mansion!
Ticket Levels:
$80 General Admission
$100 Premiere Center seating
$500 Evening Sponsor: Sponsorship includes the best seats in the house for 3 of your lucky friends (4 tickets total) and a very special listing in our program. (Limited to 4 sponsors)

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!

Mar
11
Sun
Dance Music Jam Sessions @ Goff Hall
Mar 11 @ 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!

Mar
13
Tue
Dublin Irish Dance @ The Auditorium in Roberts Hall Rhode Island College
Mar 13 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Dublin Irish Dance @ The Auditorium in Roberts Hall Rhode Island College | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with an all-star cast of Irish singers, dancers and musicians. Experience the epic tale of Celtic culture, with traditional melodies and steps in a gala celebration. The journey begins in rural Ireland, prior to the Famine and leads us to the present, celebrating the evolution of traditional Irish dance and music, and showcasing the pioneers now defining the standard of Irish music and dance.