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
24
Sat
13th Annual Illuminated Garden at Ballard Park @ Ballard Park
Feb 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
13th Annual Illuminated Garden at Ballard Park @ Ballard Park | Newport | Rhode Island | United States

Friends of Ballard Park will present the thirteenth Annual Illuminated Garden on Thursday, February 22nd, Friday, February 23rd and Saturday, February 24th, 2017 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. in Ballard Park. The free event features thousands of lights displayed on the trees and unique features of Ballard Park’s three acre quarry meadow.

In addition to lights set up by professional tree climbers, there will be exhibits by students enrolled at All Saints Academy, Rogers High School, St. Michael’s Country Day School, the Newport COZ, Middletown COZ and Lawn Avenue Elementary School.

The thirteenth Annual Illuminated Garden is free and open to the public. The event is sponsored by Bartlett Tree Experts, the City of Newport, Kiki Finn, National Grid, the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts and the Rhode Island State Senate and co-sponsored by A1 Roofing & Construction, CAT Entertainment, Discover Newport, the Fitzpatrick Team, McGrath Clambakes, Inc., Newport Insurance Agency and TJ Brown Landscape.

Ballard Park is located at the intersection of Hazard & Wickham Roads in Newport, RI. The event may be accessed through the Hazard Road entrance with parking available in the Rogers High School lot at 15 Wickham Road. Event goers are advised to bring a flashlight to guide them down Hazard Road and wear appropriate shoes or boots as the trail may be dark, muddy and uneven in places.

For more information on the event visit www.ballardpark.org or call 401-619-3377.

Live music featuring Gracelyn Rennick @ Chair 5 Rooftop
Feb 24 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Live music featuring Gracelyn Rennick @ Chair 5 Rooftop | Narragansett | Rhode Island | United States

Unwind and listen to the music and stylings of Gracelyn Rennick on the in/outdoor rooftop at Chair 5 (Located at The Break Hotel). Sip artisan cocktails, New England craft beers and boutique wines while you enjoy views of the ocean and our locally sourced menu!

Feb
25
Sun
Through The Lens: An International Open Juried Photography Exhibition @ The VETS Gallery
Feb 25 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Through The Lens: An International Open Juried Photography Exhibition @ The VETS Gallery | Costa Mesa | California | United States

Art League Rhode Island presents Through The Lens: An International Open Juried Photography Exhibition featuring diverse photographic creations from around the country and elsewhere.
Exhibition: Friday, December 1 – Saturday, March 3
Reception and Awards: Thursday, December 14 5:30 – 8 p.m.
The VETS Gallery, One Avenue Of The Arts, Providence, RI 02903.
Contact: artleagueri@gmail.com
Website: http://artleaguerhodeisland.org
(401) 861-0500
Hours vary; generally open during VETS Auditorium events.

To Win or Lose All: William S. Sims and the U.S. Navy in the First World War @ Naval War College Museum
Feb 25 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
To Win or Lose All: William S. Sims and the U.S. Navy in the First World War @ Naval War College Museum | Newport | Rhode Island | United States

The Naval War College Museum presents a new exhibit, “To Win or Lose All: Williams S. Sims and the U.S. Navy in the First World War.” The exhibit occupies the museum’s gallery on the second floor.
To Win or Lose All explores the Navy’s role in securing victory for the Allies during the First World War. Under Admiral Sims’s leadership, American warships escorted convoys to France, laid mines in the North Sea, and hunted German submarines. On land, naval aviators flew scouting and bombing missions while Marines fought in the trenches east of Paris. While the sweeping naval campaigns of 1942-1945 may attract more scholarly attention, the foundation for their success was established twenty-five years earlier when the Navy operated for the first time as part of a coalition. Indeed, many officers who rose to prominence in the Second World War – Ernest J. King, Chester W. Nimitz, and Harold R. Stark, to name a few – gained valuable experience with combined operations during the first global conflict of the twentieth century. Curator Rob Doane hopes, “that this exhibit will encourage visitors to understand Admiral Sims and the sailors who served under him as real people who worked under difficult circumstances to meet the enormous challenges of wartime service.”

Valley Talks: Origins of the Right to Work @ Museum of Work & Culture
Feb 25 @ 1:30 pm
Valley Talks: Origins of the Right to Work @ Museum of Work & Culture | Woonsocket | Rhode Island | United States

The Museum of Work and Culture will offer the fourth installment of its free Valley Talks series on Sunday, Feb. 25, at 1:30 p.m.

Writer & professor Cedric de Leon will present “The Origins of the Right to Work,” which explores the the creation of right-to-work laws, and traces their origins to the Northern victory in the U.S. Civil War. In doing so, de Leon connects past and present, raising critical questions that address pressing social issues.

de Leon is Associate Professor of Sociology at Tufts University. He has written three books, including most recently, “The Origins of Right to Work: Antilabor Democracy in Nineteenth-Century Chicago.” In a past life, he was by turns an organizer and a local union president in the U.S. labor movement. He lives in Providence with his wife Emily, his son Ellis, and his poodle Atticus Finch.

Seating is limited to 75 and is first-come, first-served.

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
26
Mon
Through The Lens: An International Open Juried Photography Exhibition @ The VETS Gallery
Feb 26 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Through The Lens: An International Open Juried Photography Exhibition @ The VETS Gallery | Costa Mesa | California | United States

Art League Rhode Island presents Through The Lens: An International Open Juried Photography Exhibition featuring diverse photographic creations from around the country and elsewhere.
Exhibition: Friday, December 1 – Saturday, March 3
Reception and Awards: Thursday, December 14 5:30 – 8 p.m.
The VETS Gallery, One Avenue Of The Arts, Providence, RI 02903.
Contact: artleagueri@gmail.com
Website: http://artleaguerhodeisland.org
(401) 861-0500
Hours vary; generally open during VETS Auditorium events.

To Win or Lose All: William S. Sims and the U.S. Navy in the First World War @ Naval War College Museum
Feb 26 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
To Win or Lose All: William S. Sims and the U.S. Navy in the First World War @ Naval War College Museum | Newport | Rhode Island | United States

The Naval War College Museum presents a new exhibit, “To Win or Lose All: Williams S. Sims and the U.S. Navy in the First World War.” The exhibit occupies the museum’s gallery on the second floor.
To Win or Lose All explores the Navy’s role in securing victory for the Allies during the First World War. Under Admiral Sims’s leadership, American warships escorted convoys to France, laid mines in the North Sea, and hunted German submarines. On land, naval aviators flew scouting and bombing missions while Marines fought in the trenches east of Paris. While the sweeping naval campaigns of 1942-1945 may attract more scholarly attention, the foundation for their success was established twenty-five years earlier when the Navy operated for the first time as part of a coalition. Indeed, many officers who rose to prominence in the Second World War – Ernest J. King, Chester W. Nimitz, and Harold R. Stark, to name a few – gained valuable experience with combined operations during the first global conflict of the twentieth century. Curator Rob Doane hopes, “that this exhibit will encourage visitors to understand Admiral Sims and the sailors who served under him as real people who worked under difficult circumstances to meet the enormous challenges of wartime service.”

Feb
27
Tue
Through The Lens: An International Open Juried Photography Exhibition @ The VETS Gallery
Feb 27 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Through The Lens: An International Open Juried Photography Exhibition @ The VETS Gallery | Costa Mesa | California | United States

Art League Rhode Island presents Through The Lens: An International Open Juried Photography Exhibition featuring diverse photographic creations from around the country and elsewhere.
Exhibition: Friday, December 1 – Saturday, March 3
Reception and Awards: Thursday, December 14 5:30 – 8 p.m.
The VETS Gallery, One Avenue Of The Arts, Providence, RI 02903.
Contact: artleagueri@gmail.com
Website: http://artleaguerhodeisland.org
(401) 861-0500
Hours vary; generally open during VETS Auditorium events.

To Win or Lose All: William S. Sims and the U.S. Navy in the First World War @ Naval War College Museum
Feb 27 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
To Win or Lose All: William S. Sims and the U.S. Navy in the First World War @ Naval War College Museum | Newport | Rhode Island | United States

The Naval War College Museum presents a new exhibit, “To Win or Lose All: Williams S. Sims and the U.S. Navy in the First World War.” The exhibit occupies the museum’s gallery on the second floor.
To Win or Lose All explores the Navy’s role in securing victory for the Allies during the First World War. Under Admiral Sims’s leadership, American warships escorted convoys to France, laid mines in the North Sea, and hunted German submarines. On land, naval aviators flew scouting and bombing missions while Marines fought in the trenches east of Paris. While the sweeping naval campaigns of 1942-1945 may attract more scholarly attention, the foundation for their success was established twenty-five years earlier when the Navy operated for the first time as part of a coalition. Indeed, many officers who rose to prominence in the Second World War – Ernest J. King, Chester W. Nimitz, and Harold R. Stark, to name a few – gained valuable experience with combined operations during the first global conflict of the twentieth century. Curator Rob Doane hopes, “that this exhibit will encourage visitors to understand Admiral Sims and the sailors who served under him as real people who worked under difficult circumstances to meet the enormous challenges of wartime service.”