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.
Join Meredith Vieira ’71, one of the nation’s foremost journalists and TV personalities, for a screening of her film TOWER on February 6, 2018 at 6 p.m. at Lincoln School. Watch TOWER, an innovative animated documentary called “a powerful, emotional memorial” by The Guardian, and “easily one of the best films of the year,” by The San Francisco Chronicle, and stay after the screening for a Q&A with Vieira. This event is free and open to the public.
TOWER examines the country’s first mass shooting, which took place August 1, 1966, when Charles Whitman, a former Marine, perched at the top of the Main Building tower at the University of Texas Austin and opened fire on the campus and surrounding streets. This important film, which Vieira executive produced, has a 100% Certified Fresh rating from Rotten Tomatoes tells the otherwise untold stories of the heroes and tragedies of that day. Get your free tickets here: http://lincolnschool.org/tower
February 6, 2018
6 p.m.–8 p.m
301 Butler Avenue
The Dark Knight is the middle and pinnacle film of the Dark Knight Trilogy, where Batman met his ultimate nemesis The Joker (Heath Ledger). The film is set within a year after the events of Batman Begins – Batman (Christian Bale), Lt. Jim Gordon (Gary Oldman) and district attorney Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart), successfully begin to round up the criminals that plague Gotham City until a mysterious and sadistic criminal mastermind known only as the Joker appears in Gotham, creating a new wave of chaos.
Showcase Bring Backs is a series celebrating cinema by bringing back movie favorites each month for audiences to enjoy again on the big screen.
February 8, 2018, 7:30 PM
February 11, 2018, 1:00 PM
Payment Required – General Admission: $11 / Person
The Museum of Work & Culture will offer the third installment of its free Valley Talks series on Sunday, February 11, at 1:30pm.
Documentary filmmaker Joseph Lyons will screen Rhode Island’s Industrial Revolution: The Rise and Fall of an Empire, which follows the transition of the United States economy from primarily agrarian to fully industrialized, discussing key events in Rhode Island and American history and how they shaped the trajectory of the American identity and changed the physical and economic landscape of Rhode Island, culminating in a massive, eight-month long strike that paralyzed the Rhode Island economy as the labor movement grew in intensity during the first half of the 20th century.
Following the screening, Lyons will hold a Q&A discussing the production of the film, sharing details that did not make it to the screen.
Seating is limited to 75 and is first-come, first-served.
Lyons is a researcher and anthropological educator with an anthropology degree from Rhode Island College. As a cycling enthusiast and advocate, he explores everyday surroundings by bicycle, which he uses to learn and share about the deep cultural histories of seemingly everyday locations.
Connect with the tribe, watch and learn in a community based setting. A short discussion will take place after the film to share takeaways and any AHA! moments. Bring a blanket, pillow, and a friend 🙂
Friendly conversation with light refreshments.
About the featured film: “This is a story about clothing. It’s about the clothes we wear, the people who make those clothes and the impact it’s having on our world. The price of clothing has been decreasing for decades, while the human and environmental costs have grown dramatically. The True Cost is a groundbreaking new documentary film that pulls back the curtain on an unseen part of our world and asks us each to consider, who pays the price for our clothing?”