Core Workout with Daniel Shea @ 95 Empire Dance Studio
Nov 16 @ 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.

Daniel Shea is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer, a dance and fitness instructor. Since training and fitness are his business ( he is passionate about form & discipline…but it has to be enjoyable and fun. Daniel has been dancing and teaching for over 30 years. He has studied dance at the – Joy of Movement Center (Boston), Pacific Ballet (San Francisco), Joe Tremaine Dance Center (Los Angeles), Stanley Holden School of Ballet (Los Angeles), Debbie Reynolds Studios (Los Angeles), MJDC Dance Studio (Rhode Island).

Beginner Ballet @ 95 Empire Dance Studio
Nov 16 @ 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.


Intermediate Ballet @ 95 Empire Dance Studio
Nov 16 @ 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.

Nov 16 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Counter-Productions Theatre Company presents

Atomic Bride of X Minus One


“From the far horizons of the unknown come transcribed tales of new dimensions in time and space. These are stories of the future; adventures in which you’ll live in a million could-be years on a thousand may-be worlds.”

Counter-Productions Theatre Company is proud to announce their fourth installment of live science fiction tales adapted from the 1950’s radio program, X Minus One. The presentation will feature four short sci-fi plays adapted and directed by local directors Rufus Qristofer Teixeira, Erin Archer, Billy Flynn, and Laura Minadeo. The plays Junkyard by Clifford D. Simak, Perigi’s Wonderful Dolls by George Lefferts, Skulking Permit by Robert Sheckley, and Zero Hour by Ray Bradbury will be presented by the company at 95 Empire at AS220 in Providence, RI.

The company has produced an evening of sci-fi short plays every other season, starting in 2008. They are true fans of the genre and are thrilled to bring this biennial tradition to their new home in beautiful downtown Providence.

November 7, 8, 14, 15 at 7:00pm

November 9, 16 at 2:00pm

Admission $20

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Salsa Fitness w/ Mori Granot @ 95 Empire 3rd Floor Dance Studio
Nov 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Salsa Fitness with Mori Granot // Mondays @12-1pm //only $5!

Salsa Fitness was inspired by the love for salsa music and dance and was created to bring awareness to the history of Latin dance and music. Salsa fitness incorporates Afro-Cuban body movement, basic fundamentals of Salsa NY style footwork and techniques from professional dancers training exercises. The music used in the class is an authentic salsa, Latin cha cha cha, and Afro-Cuban music. Salsa Fitness is for EVERYONE and is a unique fun aerobic low impact exercise. You will not only sweat, but you will work on your balance, core straightening, develop stamina, and burn a lot of calories while dancing and learning new moves you can use on the dance floor.

Mori Granot, originally from Israel, has been dancing Salsa for over 14 years. Starting with Ballet, Jazz,  and Modern, in 2000, Mori continued her dancing journey with Cuban style salsa. She then learned Salsa on1, La Style, which then led her to Salsa on2, NY Style Salsa, where she fell in love. Besides Salsa, Mori also teaches lady styling, body movement, Casino Rueda, Bachata, and Merengue. Mori is currently teaching at different studios throughout Rhode Island and is offering a new fun workout program called “Salsa Fitness”, which is based on the fundamentals of Salsa on2.

Intermediate/Advanced Modern Dance @ 95 Empire Dance Studio
Nov 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 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.

Stretch & Strength @ 95 Empire Dance Studio
Nov 18 @ 5:45 pm – 6:45 pm

Stretch & Strength with Myah Shein // Tuesdays @ 5:45-6:45pm // $13 per class; $60 for 6 classes

If you would rather hang out on your mat than at the gym, and if plies sound better than squats, make Stretch and Strength part of your routine.  Drawing from Pilates, yoga and dance, this class promises a total body workout toning muscle, building flexibility and even throws in a little cardio.  All fitness and experience levels welcome!  Bring your own mat or use one of ours.

Myah Shein is a dance and theatre artist from Chicago. She has trained in a variety of contemporary dance techniques, as well as maintaining a person practice that includes yoga and Pilates. As a founding artistic ensemble member with Red Tape Theatre, she served as resident choreographer and a performer, and performed in work for independent choreographers around Chicago. Outside of dancing, Myah produced the annual Chicago Fringe Artists Networking Night, served as dramaturg and assistant director for various store front companies, and is a makeup artist who designs for dance and theatre. Myah is the Public Relations and Advertising Manager for Trinity Repertory Company and holds a degree from the University of Illinois, Urbana- Champaign in International Studies and French and a post-bac degree from the Dance Center of Columbia College in Dance with a focus in Dance Studies.

Open Life Drawing @ AS220
Nov 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Open Life Drawing – Drop -in 6pm-8:30pm
Bring your own drawing materials, we supply seats and model.

Intermediate Ballet @ 95 Empire Dance Studio
Nov 18 @ 7:15 pm – 8:45 pm

Intermediate Ballet with Betsy Miller// Tuesdays @ 7:15-8:45pm // $13 per class; $60 for 6 classes

Classical ballet with an anatomical approach and an emphasis on the joy of movement! This class is designed to build on ballet basics and introduce more advanced movement vocabulary and complex combinations, while approaching the form through a clear understanding of body mechanics. Come discover how to use your body safely and efficiently to create clarity and expression in your dancing.



CRAOW / ORA ISO / WINTER LINE @ Psychic Readings
Nov 18 @ 9:30 pm

Like a mirrorball piñata stuffed full of fresh molly & 4Loko. Start swinging, kids.

Brooklyn dread merchants close out their 3 week tour of weird America with a fully appropriate visit to our haunted city. They peddle sleepless nights soundtracked by the midnight lullabies emanating from the little door in your bedroom no one can find the key to.

Watch this dude work his magic and you’ll feel less like an audience member and more like the passenger of an enormous starship patiently steered into the heart of Solaris by your now-mad captain. You’d jettison but you’re such a goddamned fractal addict, oh the beauty!

Psychic Readings
a safespace for alternating currents

Stand up Comedy OPEN MIC plus stand up by: Erica Crooks, Ashlyn Lillibridge, and Rose Jermusyk @ AS220
Nov 18 @ 9:30 pm – 11:45 pm










Come see Erica Crooks, Ashlynn Lillibridge, and Rose

Jermusyk then sign up for the COMEDY OPEN MIC


admission is $4

no other fees

doors open at 9:30pm

all shows all ages ~ must be 21+ to drink at the bar










Vinyasa Yoga with Julie Shore @ 95 Empire Dance Studio
Nov 19 @ 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.

Open Level Modern Dance @ 95 Empire Dance Studio
Nov 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Open Level Modern Dance with  Katie McNamara // Wednesdays @ 6:30-8pm // $13 per class; $60 for 6 classes 

This open level class welcomes a wide spectrum of movers who want to explore fundamental physical connections and integrate those within expressive movement. The class begins on the floor in explorations of weight, momentum and range of motion in joints. Moving to a mid-level we will take time to condition the muscles within efficient patterns. In standing we investigate the dynamics of opposition in balance, gesture and weight shift to alas traverse the space across,  under and around.   All are welcome! 

Katie McNamara is a dance artist, a cook, a mother and a teacher. Along with her husband Olase Freeman, she co-directs their company, BaldSoul, within which they strive to find the locus where art and life coexist.  Their most recent work is parenting a beautiful boy, Kayin Effie. Katie spent her preliminary professional years in Philadelphia where she danced with Group Motion, Scrap Performance Group and Leah Stein Dance Company. She was deeply influenced by the city’s diverse artistic community and the raw spontaneity of it‘s stage.  During this time she also co-founded and directed the Bald Mermaids, named “best new modern dance company” by Philadelphia’s City Paper.  Her work has been shown at the Philadelphia Fringe Festival, Philadelphia’s Painted Bride Art Center, the Carriage House, Galapagos Art Space, the Projekt Theatre (Dresden, Germany) as well as during the Silesian Dance Festival (Bytom, Poland).  Her recent choreographic residencies include Rhode Island College Dance Company, Providence College Dance Company, Roger Williams University and Salve Regina University.  Katie currently teaches Dance Composition at Dean College and has had a fourteen year career as a Pilates teacher-certified through Pilates Method Alliance. She is pursuing a MFA in dance at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

geo-cachés for the Mid-week apocalypse @ 95 Empire Black Box
Nov 19 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Join us for an exciting line up of short plays by the Brown University MFA playwrights Diane Exavier, Carlos Sirah, Rick Burkhardt, Dalia Taha, Katie Ka Vang, and Katie Pearl.

LGB Productions Presents: The People’s Voice featuring Olivia King, Nando, Violeta Del Valle, Joey Pad, Lex Casey, and Lady Rackz @ AS220
Nov 19 @ 9:00 pm – Nov 20 @ 1:00 am
BASEMENT Media Fest @ 95 Empire Black Box
Nov 20 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

The BASEMENT Media Fest is an annual traveling survey of contemporary low fidelity experimental cinema. Founded in 2010 in response to the commercial race for higher resolutions and “true to life” image quality, BASEMENT is a celebration of the mediated experience as aesthetic experience. In its fourth year, the fest currently focuses on a short and highly curated program compiled from an open call for submissions.

From the outset of this festival, there have been two major threads in BASEMENT’s programs: the Old and the New. A number of works this year are concerned with the formal characteristics of technologies that have been abandoned by commercial producers, like celluloid film and analog video, while other works address the contemporary proliferation of digitally mediated experiences, dealing with topics of amateur media creation and the banality of media consumption. Despite an apparent divergence, all the works in this year’s program display an awareness of media as a complex of malleable forms. These works all exploit, in some way, the materiality of mediated form, and thereby problematize the use of media as seamless ideological tool.



Free Speech Thursdays Presents: Providence Poetry Slam featuring Carrie Rudzinski! @ AS220
Nov 20 @ 8:00 pm – 11:30 pm

Providence Poetry Slam featuring Carrie Rudzinski!

Doors open at 7:30 pm

show begins at 8 pm

$4 regular admission, $2 for youth (age 19 and under)

There will be a youth poetry slam and feature performance, followed by an all-ages open mic. Come by 7:30 to sign up for the open mic and slam.

Named Best Female Poet at her first national poetry competition in 2008, Carrie Rudzinski has since performed her work across the United States, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, and India. Ranked 4th in the world at the 2014 Women of the World Poetry Slam and 7th at the 2013 Individual World Poetry Slam, Carrie has represented Boston, Denver, and Los Angeles over the course of 11 national poetry competitions. She recently accepted a part- time faculty position teaching Poetry and Performance at California State University Northridge for the Spring 2014 semester. Her work has been published in such collections as University of California Press Vol. 3, Muzzle Magazine, Words Dance, The Legendary, OnMag, Catalyst, and Alight, and is forthcoming in two Write Bloody anthologies. Carrie’s most recent book, The Shotgun Speaks, was published in 2013 and is available on Amazon.


Workshops and slams for poets under 19!

FREE Youth Writing Workshops:
– Every FIRST Thursday of the month at NEW URBAN ARTS (705 Westminster St.) from 5-7pm. Starting in October 2012.
– Every THIRD Thursday of the month at AS220 (115 Empire St.) from 6-7:30.

YOUTH SLAM every third Thursday at AS220, after the open mic and feature of our regular ProvSlam night. On youth slam nights, youth get in for half off! That’s just $2 for a whole night of poetry.

Hedda Gabler @ 95 Empire Black Box
Nov 21 @ 8:00 pm

Hedda Gabler

adapted and directed by Chao Bian

Adapted from Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler, set in China and America, after her loss of father, who is a high power of the Communist Party, she comes to Providence and looks for prospect and hope, only to find out she’s trapped in another cage.

Presented by ROO – Brown MFA playwrights

Dead Empires, Terror Eyes, Pink Eye, and tba @ AS220
Nov 21 @ 9:00 pm – Nov 22 @ 1:00 am

Dead Empires (NY)-

Instrumental face melting metal.

Terror Eyes-

Emo violence trio from south county.

Pink Eye-

Experimental/mathy jams by two dudes from Providence.

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Nov 21 @ 9:30 pm

OJ (Worcester) on tour

Ursula (Boston)

Dark Rodeo (Providence/Boston)