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Dandy-related events at RISD

"Les Manteaux," published in "Gazette du Bon Ton" (vol. 12), 1913. Bernard Boutet de Monvel, illustrator.

"Les Manteaux," published in "Gazette du Bon Ton" (vol. 12), 1913. Bernard Boutet de Monvel, illustrator.

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Master Class: The Dandy

Tuesdays, May 14, June 11, and July 9, 5-6:30 p.m., Chace Center Galleries, RISD Museum.

Examine skillfully tailored menswear and the making of identities. Behind-the-scene discussions with curators Kate Irvin and Laurie Brewer educate patrons in quality, craftsmanship, and presentation. Class topics: “Originals” (May 14), “Connoisseurs and Historians” (June 11), and From Romantics to Revolutionaries (July 9). $70 per session. Registration required at www.risd museum.org.

Dandy’s choice film festival

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May 16, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Metcalf Auditorium, Chace Center, RISD Museum.

Waris Ahluwalia of House of Waris recommends “Around the World in 80 Days.” Jewelry designer and actor Ahluwalia chooses this multimillion-dollar extravaganza featuring elegant David Niven as Phileas Fogg, an adventurer who wagers he can circumnavigate the world in only 80 days. Free.

Bourbon: A Dandy Drink

June 13, 6-8 p.m., Chace Center Galleries, RISD Museum.

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Tour “Artist/Rebel/Dandy” exhibition with co-curator Kate Irvin and sample a variety of bourbons, “the gentleman’s drink,” selected by Bottles Fine Wine. $35, $30 for museum members (includes museum admission.) Registration required at www.risdmuseum.org.

Dandy’s Choice film festival

June 20, 5:30-7:45 p.m. Metcalf Auditorium,
Chace Center, RISD Museum.

Guy Hills of Dashing Tweeds recommends 1967’s “Casino Royale.” Hills selects a film about the UK’s most dangerously sophisticated man: James Bond. In this spoof of the classic spy series (not to be confused with the 2006 installment), Bond (David Niven) comes out of retirement to challenge a sinister world-domination plot. Free.

Dandy’s Choice film festival

July 18, 5:30-7 p.m., Metcalf Auditorium, Chace Center, RISD Museum

John Waters, film director, recommends “The Boy With the Green Hair.” Waters picks a post-World War II era fable of an orphan who finds a safe haven in small-town America, until the day his hair turns green. Free.

Dandy’s Choice film festival

Aug. 15, 5:30-7 p.m., Metcalf Auditorium, Chace Center, RISD Museum

Scott Schuman of The Sartorialist recommends “The Awful Truth.” Blogger and fashion photographer Schuman selects one of the great screwball comedies of the 1930s. A divorcing couple (Irene Dunne and Cary Grant) undermine each other’s attempts to find new romance, and fall in love all over again. Free.

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