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

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

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:

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.

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 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.


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

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.

A Wild Night: Dinner and Silent Auction @ Christian Brothers
Mar 17 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
A Wild Night: Dinner and Silent Auction @ Christian Brothers | Narragansett | Rhode Island | United States

The Wildlife Rehabilitators Association of Rhode Island will be hosting “A Wild Night: Dinner and Silent Auction”, from 5 pm to 9 pm, at Christian Brothers, 635 Ocean Road, Narragansett, to benefit the Wildlife Clinic of RI. This fun event will include a buffet dinner
and a presentation.
Advanced tickets required, $65 per person for the evening. For ticket reservations or donations, please contact the Wildlife Clinic at (401) 294-6363. Join us for a night of fun and help save Rhode Island Wildlife.

BoldrDash WinterDash @ Canonicus Camp and Conference Center
Mar 18 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
BoldrDash WinterDash @ Canonicus Camp and Conference Center | Exeter | Rhode Island | United States

This Five-K course boasts open fields and wooded trail running surrounding a twenty-two acre pond with a minimum of fifteen to twenty obstacles along the way. This will be a self timed event, please plan accordingly. Adults and kids alike have enjoyed the these majestic trails for the past two BoldrDash – WinterDash Events. Now it’s your turn!

What’s even better – it’s St. Patrick’s Day weekend – what better way to close out the weekend then with some GREEN at BoldrDash?

100 percent of the proceeds from the Winter Dash will be donated to an special organization Find Your Bold, a Rhode Island non-profit organization founded by BoldrDash President, Lynn Hall in 2015. Find Your Bold is committed to promoting dignity, perseverance, and feelings of self worth, as participants conquer man made obstacles. These physical obstacles serve to symbolize internal and external struggles experienced in everyday life.