Calendar

Apr
10
Thu
RHD Artist Free Open Studio @ AS220
Apr 10 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm

RHD Artist Free Open Studio

Tuesdays & Thursdays (except 1st Tuesday of month)

10:30 am – 1:30 am

RHD artists will be hard at work in the AS220 main gallery/performance space. Drop in, have lunch, meet the artists, work on your own art or join in on a collaborative project.  Resources for Human Development Rhode Island (RHD-RI) is a prolific non-profit arts-based studio program that serves adults with a range of disabilities. For more information check out: rhdri.org

 

RHD -RI on facebook

Vira Yoga @ 95 Empire Dance Studio
Apr 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm
Vira Yoga with Joel Blum // Thursdays @ 6-7:15pm // $13 per class; $60 for 6 classes
Vira (Vee’ra) Yoga:
When used as an adjective the Sanskrit word Vira translates as brave. This class bravely & boldly aims towards wholeness & balance, through a flowing series of yoga postures (Vinyasa), and a variety of breathing & meditation techniques. It will emphasize the strengthening of your will and body as equally as promoting your flexibility & learning when to let go and relax. Your first class is FREE!


SITR – SONGWRITERS IN THE ROUND @ AS220
Apr 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

THURSDAY, APRIL 10th at 6:00 p.m. (’til 8:30 p.m.) 

RISA Songwriters in the Round at AS220, 115 Empire St., Providence, RI
4- songwriters – 4 rounds – All acoustic – All original

Be a part of the audience .. enjoy an evening of great original music AND help select the theme of next month’s songwriters to write on

The Novi Giants, Purple Honey, and Daniel Pond @ AS220
Apr 10 @ 9:30 pm – Apr 11 @ 1:00 am
“DANIEL POND has been playing out in Los Angeles for that past 2 years writing playing venues from gigs such as local bars, open mics, or even when its warm enough on the street. He is highly influenced by punk and Folk music. Pond has been working with another person back at home on his side project Pond Walker. Most of Pond’s music has not been recorded and he has very few rough demos of his songs online. so please explore and see the works of Daniel Pond.”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDMOugWjtR4http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OA_gKWtptc

PURPLE HONEY

This is our sexy alternative, jazzy, funky, harmonic mess of a band. We are as sweet as honey and will take you on a musical trip like purple. You Dig?

facebook.com/purplehoneyband

 

THE NOVI GIANTS

The Novi Giants began with a small group of sparkling personalities and a great love for music. The members of the band hail from various creative backgrounds and bring their past experiences to life with the sounds and performance of this fun genre fusing group

facebook.com/thenovigiants

Apr
11
Fri
Counter-Productions Presents: PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE @ Empire Black Box
Apr 11 @ 7:30 pm – 8:45 pm

Counter-Productions Theatre Company Presents

PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE

Written by Steve Martin

Directed by Rufus Qristofer Teixeira

April 11, 12, 17, 18, 19 at 7:30pm

April 13 at 2:00pm

PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE is an exploration of ideas about life, love, and sex in the 20th

century, as viewed through the respective lenses of art and science.

Set in a Parisian bar in 1904, the play imagines a comical encounter between Pablo Picasso

and Albert Einstein, both of whom are in their early twenties and fully aware of their amazing

potential.

The play will be produced at AS220’s 95 Empire Black Box Theatre, at 95 Empire Street,

Providence, RI.

Admission is $20

www.cptcri.com

MATH THE BAND, DIRTY FENCES (NYC), HUGE FACE, NIGHTMOM, + free floats from Providence Soda Club @ AS220
Apr 11 @ 9:00 pm – Apr 12 @ 1:00 am

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MATH THE BAND

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DIRTY FENCES

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HUGE FACE

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NIGHTMOM

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FREE SODA FLOATS UNTIL 9:30 COURTESY OF PROVIDENCE SODA CLUB

$7

Local groups Math the Band and Hugeface, with the sweet addition of free ice cream floats, invite you and your family to the kid-friendliest show to hit the stage at 115 Empire. Math the Band, whose instruments include a Nintendo synthesizer and whose energy and sound has been described as “bonkers” and “cocaine-esque,” will perform the musical rendition of your childhood sugar-highs. Math the Band, the two-person duo of Kevin Steinhauser and Justine Mainville, use a collection of “analog synthesizers, vintage drum machines and hacked video game systems connected to an ancient PC” to create synth-pop positive punk. This performance will be as “beautifully chaotic” as the crazy collection of archaic machines that Math’s music busts out of. Hugeface uses similarly wacky instrumental techniques in their electronically-synthesized-dual-drummer system, constructed to achieve the sound of electronic drums while capturing the excitement of live drumming performance. Jacob Nathan of Hugeface says this show will be “a survey of how far out from each other rock bands can get.” Although these bands will appeal to similar audience of crazy dancers, their sounds are vastly different. For a poppy and bubbly evening, treat yourself to Math the Band, Hugeface and a free float, compliments of Providence Soda Club.

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/651029351636611/

 

 

Apr
12
Sat
Saturday Switch Series @ 95 Empire Dance Studio
Apr 12 @ 10:00 am – 11:45 am

Saturday Switch Series Masterclasses
10-11:45am 2nd & 4th Saturdays// $15 per class; $60 for 6 class package

Upcoming Class Schedule:

April 26: Modern Dance with Ali Kenner Brodksy
May 10: Modern Dance with Rachel Boggia
May 24: Modern Dance with Kristen Bell
June 14: TBA
June 28: TBA

Upcoming Class Info and Teacher Bios:

April 26 : Modern Dance with Ali Kenner Brodsky
This modern class begins with a floor warm-up based on the Laban and Release Technique principles. We then move to standing on our feet and hands which leads us to a final combination. Emphasis will be placed on proper body mechanics, musicality, use of breath to initiate movement and spatial awareness. I ask you to come with an open mind and to explore movement in new ways.  I urge you to seek your individuality as a mover and thinker.

May 10: Modern Dance with Rachel Boggia
Info coming soon!

May 24: Modern Dance with Kristen Bell
This technique class investigates how anatomy and movement mechanics interface with the qualitative aspects of dance performance.  Class begins with a series of simple movement exercises to establish efficient movement patterns, which will underpin alignment and mobility as class progresses to larger, more complex combinations. Class culminates with lively phrase work–ranging from traveling combinations to floor work to jumps – that we will use as the basis for exploring musicality and creativity. I aim to create a positive environment where dancers feel at home challenging themselves as artists, all while getting sweaty and having a great time!

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Ali Kenner Brodsky is on the adjunct dance faculty at Salve Regina University and Dean College.  She is artistic director of Ali Kenner Brodsky & Co. and has been touring the East Coast since 2011.  In addition to creating her own work, she is rehearsal director and dancer for LostWax Multimedia Dance. In April 2014, she will be co-producing an a+b concert with Betsy Miller at AS220, working with local Providence band Brown Bird on the musical score. She honored to be the 2014 recipient of the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts Choreography Fellowship. Ali and her family make their home in Providence.
Kristen Bell, a native of New Jersey, received her early training at the School of American Ballet and later at Princeton University, while earning her BA in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Kristen holds an MFA in Dance from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She has worked with American Repertory Ballet, Kazuko Hirabayashi Dance Theater, and Riedel Dance Theater. Kristen is a collaborator and performer with JenEd Productions, and she currently dances with TAKE Dance, Dishman + Co., and skybetter and associates, where she is the Rehearsal Director. Kristen enjoys teaching and making dances in addition to working as academic support for the Program in Dance at Princeton University.

 

Introduction to the CNC Router @ AS220 Labs
Apr 12 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Dates| Saturdays, April 12, 19

Register online: http://shop.as220.org/products/intro-to-cnc-router

Workshop Description
This workshop is for anyone interested in using a CNC Router for digital fabrication, specifically the ShopBot machine for computer-controlled cutting and routing.

In this two week course, we will meet for two 3-hour sessions – a total of 6 instructional hours. The course covers an introduction to the ShopBot, Computer-Aided Design software to design projects for the machine, creation of 2D tool paths for the machine using PartWorks, and basic machine operation and safety.  You will learn how to safely operate the machine on your own, so that you may use the machine independently after completing the training and signing up for membership.

Our machine is a ShopBot PRS standard 96 with a cutting area of 96″ (x-axis) x 48″ (y-axis) x 6″ (z-axis). The machine is capable of machining 2D parts (profile, pockets, drilling) and making 3D carvings.  This workshop only covers 2D tool paths, not 3D carvings.

Instructor: James Rutter

Traditional Irish Music Session @ AS220 Bar & FOO(D)
Apr 12 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Hosted by Jimmy and Hannah Devine with Mark Roberts, Andrea Cooper, Teddi Scobi and Friends!

Every Saturday (except for the first Saturday of the month) from 4-7pm at the bar at AS220!

No cover charge!

A full menu of food and beverage will be available, so come in for a pint or make this your regular spot for dinner while enjoying some of the best traditional Irish music around!

Counter-Productions Presents: PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE @ Empire Black Box
Apr 12 @ 7:30 pm – 8:45 pm

Counter-Productions Theatre Company Presents

PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE

Written by Steve Martin

Directed by Rufus Qristofer Teixeira

April 11, 12, 17, 18, 19 at 7:30pm

April 13 at 2:00pm

PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE is an exploration of ideas about life, love, and sex in the 20th

century, as viewed through the respective lenses of art and science.

Set in a Parisian bar in 1904, the play imagines a comical encounter between Pablo Picasso

and Albert Einstein, both of whom are in their early twenties and fully aware of their amazing

potential.

The play will be produced at AS220’s 95 Empire Black Box Theatre, at 95 Empire Street,

Providence, RI.

Admission is $20

www.cptcri.com

Ask The Dead, Pink Eye, TEAZER, and Jezebel @ AS220
Apr 12 @ 9:30 pm – Apr 13 @ 1:30 am

Ask the Dead
http://askthedead.bandcamp.com/

Pink Eye
https://www.facebook.com/pinkeyebrothersbold

Pink Eye is a two-piece rock and roll outfit.

Guitar – Greg Brothers
Drums – Phil Bold

TEAZER
https://www.facebook.com/TEAZERROCKSYOURFACERI

We’re TEAZER. Rhode Island’s Premeire Hahd Rockin’ Sleaze Metal Band. We got tunes that’ll knock your ass right outchya shoes, kid.

Ray Manzera – guitar

Bobby “Bobbi” Deluca- bass

Scotti “The Hammer” DeLuca – drums

Denny Palmari – vocals

Jezebel
http://jezebel1.bandcamp.com/

Doors open 9:30pm

Show begins 10pm

 RSVP on fb

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Apr
13
Sun
Core Workout with Daniel Shea @ 95 Empire Dance Studio
Apr 13 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Core Workout with Daniel Shea // Sundays @9-10am //only $5!

A gentle workout that uses floor barre, dance and training techniques to improve core strength, balance and flexibility. Bring a hand towel; dance shoes or bare feet. Open to everyone- no dance experience required.

Beginner Ballet @ 95 Empire Dance Studio
Apr 13 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Beginner Ballet with Stephanie Albanese // Sundays @ 10:30-11:30am // $13 per class; $60 for 6 classes

If you’ve always wanted to try ballet, this class is for you. In this fundamentals-based class, students develop basic ballet vocabulary, strength and coordination. Stephanie’s deep knowledge of her craft combines with a warm, good-humored manner to create a comfortable yet challenging learning environment. This is the perfect class for people who have little or no ballet experience.

Stephanie Albanese is a graduate of The School of American Ballet where she studied with teachers Alexandra Danilova, Helen Dudin, Suki Shorer and Stanley Williams. She danced in a repertory company created by former New York City Ballet member Wilhelmina Frankurt. Stephanie has also danced with choreographers Matthew Brokoff, Marcus Galante, Mary Miller and Felice Lesser and also worked in Cabaret, performing at The Lido in Paris and Jubliee in Las Vegas.

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Intermediate Ballet @ 95 Empire Dance Studio
Apr 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Intermediate Ballet with Stephanie Albanese // Sundays @ 12:00-1:30pm // $13 per class; $60 for 6 classes

This ballet class makes classical dance a joy! The class focuses on fundamentals, beginning with a thorough warm up at the barre and progressing to the center for choreographed combinations.  Students build muscle as they refine body alignment and learn weight placement to develop coordination. Stephanie’s deep knowledge of her craft combines with a warm, good-humored manner to create a comfortable yet challenging learning environment. This is the perfect class for people who have some prior ballet experience.

Stephanie Albanese is a graduate of The School of American Ballet where she studied with teachers Alexandra Danilova, Helen Dudin, Suki Shorer and Stanley Williams. She danced in a repertory company created by former New York City Ballet member Wilhelmina Frankurt. Stephanie has also danced with choreographers Matthew Brokoff, Marcus Galante, Mary Miller and Felice Lesser and also worked in Cabaret, performing at The Lido in Paris and Jubliee in Las Vegas.

Counter-Productions Presents: PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE @ Empire Black Box
Apr 13 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Counter-Productions Theatre Company Presents

PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE

Written by Steve Martin

Directed by Rufus Qristofer Teixeira

April 11, 12, 17, 18, 19 at 7:30pm

April 13 at 2:00pm

PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE is an exploration of ideas about life, love, and sex in the 20th

century, as viewed through the respective lenses of art and science.

Set in a Parisian bar in 1904, the play imagines a comical encounter between Pablo Picasso

and Albert Einstein, both of whom are in their early twenties and fully aware of their amazing

potential.

The play will be produced at AS220’s 95 Empire Black Box Theatre, at 95 Empire Street,

Providence, RI.

Admission is $20

www.cptcri.com

Apr
14
Mon
Intermediate/Advanced Modern Dance @ 95 Empire Dance Studio
Apr 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Intermediate/Advanced Modern Dance with Betsy Miller // Mondays @ 7-8:30pm // $13 per class; $60 for 6 classes

This is a contemporary release technique with a solid base in ballet. Class begins with a full-bodied warm-up designed to activate the core and connect breath with movement while finding anatomically efficient pathways. Structured improvisations and set exercises explore dynamics, weight shifts, and flow to develop a quick mind and a listening body. Class finishes with a vigorous, high-energy dance phrase.  Students will be encouraged to explore, take risks, and develop as versatile technicians. For intermediate and advanced dancers of all ages.
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Armageddon Record Shop Presents: Spirit Caravan, Pilgrim, and Balam @ AS220
Apr 14 @ 9:00 pm – Apr 15 @ 1:00 am

THIS IS A SPECIAL EVENT – NO FREE PASSES WILL BE ACCEPTED - THIS IS A SPECIAL EVENT – NO FREE PASSES WILL BE ACCEPTED - THIS IS A SPECIAL EVENT – NO FREE PASSES WILL BE ACCEPTED - THIS IS A SPECIAL EVENT

Armageddon Shop Presents:

Spirit Caravan (MD)
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Spirit-Caravan-Official/684094061621546
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spirit_Caravan
http://youtu.be/ElHQ_KGRvyY

Pilgrim (RI)
https://www.facebook.com/hailthepilgrim

Balam (RI)
https://www.facebook.com/balamband

Facebook Event Page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/609015875846671/

Monday April 14th
9pm
$10
All Ages & Drink w/ID

www.armageddonshop.com

Spirit Caravan

THIS IS A SPECIAL EVENT – NO FREE PASSES WILL BE ACCEPTED - THIS IS A SPECIAL EVENT – NO FREE PASSES WILL BE ACCEPTED  - NO FREE PASSES WILL BE ACCEPTED - NO FREE PASSES WILL BE ACCEPTED - NO FREE PASSES WILL BE ACCEPTED - THIS IS A SPECIAL EVENT

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElHQ_KGRvyY

Sick Din / Va Va Blume @ Psychic Readings
Apr 14 @ 10:00 pm – 11:30 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFlg0elQSc4

Sick Din is the pop personae of self taught musician, multi-media artist, and performance artist from Baltimore.  She has performed music, avant guard dance with BXDC, created her own music videos, been an experimental back up dancer, and played in various experimental projects in d.i.y venues in Baltimore and New York.  She self released 5 full albums under her own name, an experimental solo vocal project Square Pi, and her weird pop existence as Sick Din. Sick Din is vocal based pop music created by manipulating her unique self taught vocal style. Her act is highly visual and she will be releasing a new music video in April 2014 to accompany her tour through Baltimore, Boston, Providence and New York entitled “Sick Break”.

Va Va Blume is a folktronic two-man wolfpack. Joel Pelkey-Blum and ALex Pevzner.
Eclectic singing & Lo-fi instruments mate with Hi-fi electronic drums & effects that loop & swoop.
Influenced by the early tribal tronic sounds of The Talking heads and the folk + samples & beats of Manu chao and Beck, to name some of many.
www.reverbnation.com/vavablume

Apr
15
Tue
RHD Artist Free Open Studio @ AS220
Apr 15 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm

RHD Artist Free Open Studio

Tuesdays & Thursdays (except 1st Tuesday of month)

10:30 am – 1:30 am

RHD artists will be hard at work in the AS220 main gallery/performance space. Drop in, have lunch, meet the artists, work on your own art or join in on a collaborative project.  Resources for Human Development Rhode Island (RHD-RI) is a prolific non-profit arts-based studio program that serves adults with a range of disabilities. For more information check out: rhdri.org

 

RHD -RI on facebook

Open Life Drawing @ AS220
Apr 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Open Life Drawing – Drop -in
$6
Bring your own drawing materials, we supply seats and model.

YoBalAtes @ 95 Empire Dance Studio
Apr 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

YoBalAtes with Kristen Minsky // Tuesdays @ 6-7pm // $13 per class; $60 for 6 classes

This one-hour conditioning class is perfect for anyone who is looking to stretch, strengthen, and tone their body. It is a wonderful compliment to other dance and fitness routines, but is also fantastic on its own if pursued regularly. YoBalAtes combines elements of ballet and pilates into a yoga-based series that is a full-body workout, with special attention to the core, legs, and derriere.  Open to all levels.

 

The Entertainer: Theatrical Dance @ 3rd Floor Dance Studio
Apr 15 @ 7:15 pm – 8:15 pm
The Entertainer: Theatrical Dance with Kristen Minsky // Tuesdays @ 7:15-8:15pm // $13 per class; $60 for 6 classes.

Beginner to intermediate dance class for the entertainer in us all. Enjoy a toning warm-up incorporating ballet, yoga, isolations, etc. before diving into a weekly combination reflective of anything from early Broadway performance and movie musicals to Motown and ladies of the 80s. Whether you perform for an audience or your mirror, this will be an energizing way to spend your Tuesday evening in motion.

FREE MOVIE NIGHT *DOUBLE*: A Trip To The Moon, and A Voyage to the Planet of Prehistoric Women @ AS220
Apr 15 @ 9:30 pm – 11:30 pm

9:30pm doors

open 9:45pm A Trip to The Moon

10:10pm Voyage to the Planet of Prehistoric Women

Le_Voyage_dans_la_lune A Trip to the Moon (FrenchVoyage dans la Lune)[a] is a 1902 French silent film directed by Georges Méliès. Inspired by a wide variety of sources,[5] it follows a group of astronomers who travel to the Moon in a cannon-propelled capsule, explore the Moon’s surface, escape from an underground group of Selenites (lunar inhabitants), and return in a splashdown to Earth with a captive Selenite in tow.[6] An internationally popular success at the time of its release,[7] it is the best-known of the hundreds of films made by Méliès, and the moment in which the capsule lands in the Moon’s eye remains one of the most iconic images in the history of cinema.[8] It was named one of the 100 greatest films of the 20th century by The Village Voice, ranking at #84,[9] and in 2002 it became the first work designated as a UNESCO World Heritage film.   Voyageplanetprehistoricwomen
Not to be confused with Women of the Prehistoric Planet.
Voyage to the Planet of Prehistoric Women
Voyage to the Planet of Prehistoric Women is a 1968 science fiction film directed by Peter Bogdanovich. The film is an adapted version of Curtis Harrington‘s Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet, which in turn is adapted from the Russian 1962 feature Planeta Burby Pavel Klushantsev. No footage from Planeta Bur appears in Voyage to the Planet of Prehistoric Women that did not appear inVoyage to the Prehistoric Planet, and the dubbing is the same.[1] In the United States, this film is in the public domain.
Kyle Eyre Clyd / Tom Carter / Phemale @ 95 Empire
Apr 15 @ 10:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Apr
16
Wed
Vinyasa Yoga with Julie Shore @ 95 Empire Dance Studio
Apr 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Lunchtime Vinyasa Yoga with Julie Shore // Wednesdays @ 12-1pm // only $5 per class!

A one-hour beginner Vinyasa yoga that focuses on the foundations of classical Vinyasa flow, emphasizing movement and breath as synchronized experience. Attention to fundamental asana (postures) will prepare students for their flow sequence and is designed to help beginners develop their own practice.