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
3
Sat
Winter Speaker Series at the Newport Art Museum @ Newport Art Museum
Feb 3 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Winter Speaker Series at the Newport Art Museum @ Newport Art Museum | Newport | Rhode Island | United States

This year marks the 90th Winter Speaker Series at the Newport Art Museum! Spend Saturday afternoons with seven inspiring, enlightening and entertaining speakers this winter. Topics include assessing Trump’s presidency, art in public places, the future of museums, the fate of newspapers in the digital age, and more. The Newport Art Museum’s Winter Speaker Series reveals new creative communities in some of today’s most exciting fields.

Feb
6
Tue
Meredith Vieira Presents TOWER Documentary @ Lincoln School
Feb 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Meredith Vieira Presents TOWER Documentary @ Lincoln School | United States

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
Lincoln School
301 Butler Avenue
Providence, RI
http://lincolnschool.org/tower

Feb
10
Sat
Bristol “Tales of the Slave Trade” presentation @ Linden Place Mansion
Feb 10 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

In observance of Black History Month in February, Linden Place Museum in Bristol, RI will host a special presentation in Linden Place Mansion focused specifically on Bristol’s DeWolf Family and their involvement in the triangle Slave Trade. Featured in the PBS film “Traces of the Trade”, The DeWolf family, Bristol’s premier family in the 18th and early 19th centuries, was once one of the largest traders of slaves in New England.

The presentation will take place on Saturday, February 10th at 1:00 PM at historic Linden Place, the Federal-style mansion built by architect Russell Warren for slave trader George DeWolf. Bristol’s lengthy and profitable involvement in the slave trade will be discussed in depth.

Admission is $5 and free for Linden Place members and students with an ID.

Reservations are recommended as space is limited. For more information and to make a reservation, please call the Linden Place office at 253-0390 or e-mail info@lindenplace.org

Winter Speaker Series at the Newport Art Museum @ Newport Art Museum
Feb 10 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Winter Speaker Series at the Newport Art Museum @ Newport Art Museum | Newport | Rhode Island | United States

This year marks the 90th Winter Speaker Series at the Newport Art Museum! Spend Saturday afternoons with seven inspiring, enlightening and entertaining speakers this winter. Topics include assessing Trump’s presidency, art in public places, the future of museums, the fate of newspapers in the digital age, and more. The Newport Art Museum’s Winter Speaker Series reveals new creative communities in some of today’s most exciting fields.

Feb
11
Sun
Valley Talks: Screening of Rhode Island’s Industrial Revolution: The Rise and Fall of an Empire @ Museum of Work & Culture
Feb 11 @ 1:30 pm
Valley Talks: Screening of Rhode Island's Industrial Revolution: The Rise and Fall of an Empire @ Museum of Work & Culture | Woonsocket | Rhode Island | United States

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.

Feb
12
Mon
Relationship Workshop with Glenn Ambrose @ Thrive Tribe RI
Feb 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Relationship Workshop with Glenn Ambrose @ Thrive Tribe RI | East Providence | Rhode Island | United States

Relationships are not only the most important things in our lives, they can also be the most challenging! Most people are either looking for a healthy relationship or ways to make the ones they’re in healthier. In this interactive workshop we’ll discuss what a healthy relationship actually looks like so that we can head in the direction of creating one or shaping the ones we’re in. We’ll also discuss real-life blocks and difficulties to gain the insight necessary to transcend them. Join international Life Coach Glenn Ambrose as he sheds light on the most important thing in your life…relationships!

Value: $30 or 2 for $50

Feb
13
Tue
Gamm Play Discussion Group @ The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre
Feb 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Gamm Play Discussion Group @ The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre | Pawtucket | Rhode Island | United States

Want to keep the conversation going? Take a deeper look at the five exciting plays of Season 33 during discussions led by the plays’ directors. These intimate gatherings will focus on the director’s process in bringing the text to life. Come prepared to share your thoughts on the script, character analysis, themes, and staging. Plays include: The Importance of Being Earnest (Fred Sullivan, Jr.), Incognito (Tyler Dobrowsky), Uncle Vanya (Curt Columbus), A Human Being Died That Night (Judith Swift), As You Like It (Tony Estrella).

Feb
15
Thu
Meet an 18th Century Doctor: A Living History Talk with Dr. Hunter @ Newport Historial Society
Feb 15 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Meet an 18th Century Doctor: A Living History Talk with Dr. Hunter @ Newport Historial Society | Newport | Rhode Island | United States

Newport is a city known for firsts. Between 1755-1756 the first anatomical and surgical lectures in the Colonies were presented by Dr. William Hunter at the Colony House.

On Thursday February 15, 2018, at 5:30pm, the Newport Historical Society will recreate aspects of Dr. Hunter’s talk when they host an 18th century medical lecture. Dr. Hunter, portrayed by first person interpreter Seán O’Brien, will share insight on the latest medical knowledge from England while discussing remedies and cures that are available at his 18th century apothecary shop.

Seán O’Brien, a teacher and living historian who spends his time moving between the 18th and early 20th centuries, is a regular participant in the Society’s living history events. He has portrayed lead roles ranging from loyalist Martin Howard during the Stamp Act Protest (2015) to Governor Ward during the Naval Impressment (2016). He earned his M.A. in 18th Century Studies from the University of York, in northern England, where his dissertation focused on the self-identity of military surgeons in the British Army. He currently resides in Salem, MA.

A selection of Dr. Hunter’s products, made by Caswell-Massey, will be available for purchase. This event takes place at the Colony House on Washington Square, the same location where the medical lectures originally took place. General admission costs $5 per person or $1 for Newport Historical Society members along with active duty and retired military.

Shine! A New Years Workshop @ Thrive Tribe RI
Feb 15 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Shine! A New Years Workshop @ Thrive Tribe RI | East Providence | Rhode Island | United States

Held on the eve of the Chinese New Year. What awaits you in the coming year? What discovery, action, and support do you need to allow real change to happen? Gain tools and clarity to move your life in the direction of what matters to you. How will you Shine in 2018? Led by Gladys Ellen. Join us… $25
Register Here: https://www.schedulicity.com/scheduling/HHCC9A/classes

Feb
17
Sat
Winter Speaker Series at the Newport Art Museum @ Newport Art Museum
Feb 17 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Winter Speaker Series at the Newport Art Museum @ Newport Art Museum | Newport | Rhode Island | United States

This year marks the 90th Winter Speaker Series at the Newport Art Museum! Spend Saturday afternoons with seven inspiring, enlightening and entertaining speakers this winter. Topics include assessing Trump’s presidency, art in public places, the future of museums, the fate of newspapers in the digital age, and more. The Newport Art Museum’s Winter Speaker Series reveals new creative communities in some of today’s most exciting fields.