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.
Bristol “Tales of the Slave Trade” presentation 1:00 pm
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...
Winter Speaker Series at the Newport Art Museum 2:00 pm
Valley Talks: Screening of Rhode Island’s Industrial Revolution: The Rise and Fall of an Empire 1:30 pm
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
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...
Meet an 18th Century Doctor: A Living History Talk with Dr. Hunter 5:30 pm
Meet an 18th Century Doctor: A Living History Talk with Dr. Hunter @ Newport Historial Society
Feb 15 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
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...
Shine! A New Years Workshop 6:30 pm
Colonial Career Fair: A Living History Event 10:00 am
Colonial Career Fair: A Living History Event @ Newport Historial Society
Feb 24 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
In the mid-18th century, Newport was the fifth wealthiest city in colonial America. What jobs were people doing that helped the city become so successful? On Saturday, February 24, 2018, from 10am-1pm, join the Newport Historical Society to learn how people made their living. During this colonial career fair, costumed interpreters will represent different occupations that would have been present...
Opening the Oyster: The Black Culinary Extravaganza 12:00 pm
Valley Talks: Origins of the Right to Work 1:30 pm
Valley Talks: Origins of the Right to Work @ Museum of Work & Culture
Feb 25 @ 1:30 pm
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....
Finding Phebe: Uncovering the History of Slavery in Warren, Rhode Island 7:00 pm
Finding Phebe: Uncovering the History of Slavery in Warren, Rhode Island @ East Providence Public Library / Weaver
Feb 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Although 18th century Warren, RI was surrounded by the slave centers of Newport, Bristol and Providence, its small size has made it a footnote in what has been written about slavery and the slave trade. Building on the work of historians, Patricia Mues and Sarah Weed use primary sources – including wills, inventories, town meeting records, censuses and other documents...