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
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
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
4
Sun
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.

Mar
7
Wed
Wine Wednesday @ Chair 5
Mar 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Wine Wednesday @ Chair 5 | Narragansett | Rhode Island | United States

Grab your friends and join us this Wednesday from 6:00-7:00 p.m., then stay for dinner and receive 50 percent off a bottle of wine. Enter a weekly drawing to win a bottle of wine & our monthly drawing to win a Wednesday night stay at The Break Hotel. The more times you come, the more chances to win!

Mar
8
Thu
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!

Ciné-Québec @ Museum of Work & Culture
Mar 8 @ 6:00 pm
Ciné-Québec @ Museum of Work & Culture | Woonsocket | Rhode Island | United States

The Museum of Work & Culture invites the public to an upcoming event that will help curate the 2018 Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival.

Ciné Québec, an evening of Québecois films in celebration of the month of Francophonie, takes place Thursday, March 8, at the MoWC. The evening will begin at 6pm with a wine and cheese reception in the MoWC gallery.

At 7pm, attendees will watch and vote on new and exciting short films from Québec currently under consideration by RIIFF. The film that wins the most votes will gain automatic competition entry to the festival.

Ciné Québec will conclude with a screening of the feature-length documentary Quebec My Country Mon Pays.

The film charts the aftermath of Quebec’s Quiet Revolution in the 1960s. This social justice movement unleashed dramatic cultural and political changes that led to the separatist movement, the FLQ terrorist crisis and, ultimately, the exodus of more than 500,000 English-speaking Quebecers. Montreal-born filmmaker John Walker reveals his own complicated relationship with the province in a film brimming with love and longing. He explores a very personal story through the lens of a cast of characters including three generations of his family, childhood confidantes and artistic contemporaries. In a quest to make sense of a divisive and transformative time in Quebec’s evolution, they each wrestle with their memories, their decisions and the continuing reverberations.

Tickets are $15 and may be reserved by calling (401) 769-9675 or purchased at ShopMoWC.com.

This event is made possible by the Délegation of Québec in Boston.

Mar
14
Wed
Wine Wednesday @ Chair 5
Mar 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Wine Wednesday @ Chair 5 | Narragansett | Rhode Island | United States

Grab your friends and join us this Wednesday from 6:00-7:00 p.m., then stay for dinner and receive 50 percent off a bottle of wine. Enter a weekly drawing to win a bottle of wine & our monthly drawing to win a Wednesday night stay at The Break Hotel. The more times you come, the more chances to win!

Mar
15
Thu
Southern Night @ Chair 5
Mar 15 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Southern Night @ Chair 5 | Narragansett | Rhode Island | United States

Join us every Thursday 5:00-10:00 p.m., as we celebrate southern cuisine and well-crafted specialty cocktails from Sons of Liberty Spirits Company.

Mar
21
Wed
Wine Wednesday @ Chair 5
Mar 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Wine Wednesday @ Chair 5 | Narragansett | Rhode Island | United States

Grab your friends and join us this Wednesday from 6:00-7:00 p.m., then stay for dinner and receive 50 percent off a bottle of wine. Enter a weekly drawing to win a bottle of wine & our monthly drawing to win a Wednesday night stay at The Break Hotel. The more times you come, the more chances to win!

Mar
22
Thu
Southern Night @ Chair 5
Mar 22 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Southern Night @ Chair 5 | Narragansett | Rhode Island | United States

Join us every Thursday 5:00-10:00 p.m., as we celebrate southern cuisine and well-crafted specialty cocktails from Sons of Liberty Spirits Company.