Calendar

Oct
1
Wed
screening of WIZARDS! (1977)
Oct 1 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Wizards is a 1977 American animated post-apocalyptic science fantasy film about the battle between two wizards, one representing the forces of magic and one representing the forces of industrial technology. It was written, produced, and directed by Ralph Bakshi.

LuLz! Comedy Night hosted by Randy Bush @ AS220
Oct 1 @ 8:30 pm – Oct 2 @ 1:00 am

poster by Kelly Eident

 

LuLz! is turning one year old! How exciting! You have to make it to this show because everyone loves a birthday!

featuring:
Will Smalley
Andrew Mayer
Walkeer Mettlling

and a video by Cyrus Leddy!!!!

And hosted/curated as always by Randy Bush

Door at 8:30 pm and show at 9pm
$6 at the door!

Awesome poster by Kelly Eident

 

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LuLz! is a monthly comedy series hosted by local comedic connoisseur Randy Bush occurring the first Wednesday

Doors will open 8:30pm and the show will start at 9:00pm. So come early and grab a drink at the bar at AS220!

READ WHAT PROVIDENCE MONTHLY HAD TO SAY ABOUT IT:

http://providenceonline.com/stories/Lulz-comedy-show-AS220-funny-laugh-entertainment-Providence-Monthly,9783?search_filter=comedy&town_id=1&sub_type=stories,packages,photos,blogs,dining

Oct
2
Thu
Open Level Belly Dance @ 95 Empire Dance Studio
Oct 2 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Open Level Belly Dance with Barbara Derecktor Donahue// Thursdays@ 6:30-8:00pm // $13 per class; $60 for 6 classes

This belly dance class includes a floor warm up, rhythm walks, head-to-toe isolations, traveling steps, choreography snippets, and veil use in Egyptian & Turkish styles. All are welcome.

Known as “The Dancing Spirit,” Barbara Derecktor Donahue lives in Tiverton, RI where, she owns and runs The Dancing Spirit Studio. Barbara began dancing as a young child. She brings over 30 years of ballet and modern dance and 14 years of Mid Eastern Oriental Belly Dance training and instruction. She teaches adults, teens and creative movement for children. Her teaching and performing style is fusion of American, Turkish and Egyptian influences. Barbara performs around New England, presents community and studio shows and brought the International Shimmy Mob to RI. Find her on the web at thedancingspirit.com.

Free Speech Thursdays Presents: Providence Poetry Slam @ AS220
Oct 2 @ 8:00 pm – 11:30 pm

Thursday, Oct 2nd

Providence Poetry Slam featuring Nate Marshall!

Doors open at 7:30, show starts at 8pm

There will be an open mic and featured artist, followed by an open all-ages Slam. The list fills up quickly so get there right at 7:30 if you want to read or slam!

Admission: $4

ABOUT THE FEATURED ARTIST: 

Nate Marshall is a poet and educator from the South Side of Chicago. He serves as a Zell Postgraduate Fellow at the University of Michigan. A Cave Canem Fellow, his work has appeared in POETRY Magazine, The New Republic, and elsewhere. Nate won the 2014 Hurston/Wright Amistad Award and the 2013 Gwendolyn Brooks Open Mic Award. Nate was a finalist for the 2014 Ruth Lilly/Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship. He is a founding member of the poetry collective Dark Noise. He is also a rapper.

 

PROVSLAM YOUTH!
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.

Gunboy / SLAVVE / Tape Deck Mountain @ Psychic Readings
Oct 2 @ 9:30 pm – 11:45 pm

bans bans bans!

Oct
3
Fri
Is This Jazz? featuring Alon Nechushtan with Venture Bound Trio, and City of Four @ AS220
Oct 3 @ 8:30 pm – Oct 4 @ 1:00 am

On October 3rd  Is This Jazz? will be presenting another night of great jazz at AS220, featuring pianist Alon Nechushtan. Alon is an Israeli-born musician who has traveled the world bringing his unique musical heritage to grateful audiences everywhere. He has since relocated to New York City and is ready to make his Rhode Island debut with his Venture Bound Trio. As a group they have performed in such historic venues as Carnegie Hall, Jazz At Lincoln Center, and The Blue Note. Alon and his trio will be celebrating the release of their new album on the jazz label Enja, showcasing what DownBeat magazine calls “compelling chemistry in abundance and bold two-fist sense of architecture…making venture bound worth the most discerning listener.” Susan Frances of Jazz Times writes that Alon “keeps his notes on their toes as he creates tightly-rung arabesques and vivacious pirouettes with his keys…an instinct for organizing purely improvised energy that requires the audiences’ undivided attention.” Opening the night will be City of Four, a jazz ensemble based in Amherst, MA that recently released their self-titled debut album and has performed at Symphony Hall in Boston.

Finally, we have spent the last several months planning another event to take place this October to celebrate the spookiest holiday of them all. Local alto sax legend Greg Abate has been working with ITJ and AS220 to bring his Halloween themed album “Monsters In The Night” to life. On Friday October 24, Greg and the original band he recorded this album with will reunite for a one time special night at AS220’s Black Box Theatre (95 Empire Street, Providence, RI) to present selections from this fantastic work. The tunes represent themes composed by Greg to represent the various monsters and creepy imagery associated with Halloween, all presented by a powerhouse quintet featuring Abate, Paul Nagel, Artie Montanato, Bill Miele, and Vinny Pagano. The night begins at 8 pm with a $15 admission fee that, as always, goes directly to the artists. Also, we’d like to thank Pannone Lopes Devereaux & West LLC for helping sponsor this event to ensure the performers are well compensated for their brilliance. Lastly, since it is Halloween feel free to dress up in your scariest, wackiest costumes to help make the night even better!
Hope I didn’t break your brains with all this info, but I imagine you’re all as excited as I am for these great shows coming up. See you all at the October 3rd show at AS220

Live Bait @ 95 Empire Black Box
Oct 3 @ 10:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Back to School

Although it pains the author of this press release to write this
headline, let alone even think about the Fall whilst he is firmly
enmeshed in a lush, languid Summer, the fact remains that word of
September’s Live Bait must get out. The show has taken August off, not
only to get to the beach, but to regroup and come back strong: tanned,
rested and ready, if you will. So… with renewed vigor, a brand new
pencil box, and a nod to all the new and returning college students
who have been such a loyal and vital part of the show, Live Bait hits
September hard with a theme that can mean so many different things to
so many different people: “Schooled.”

If anyone has a true-life story that in any way, shape or form fits
September’s theme, “Schooled,” they merely have to come to Live Bait,
put their name in the fishbowl and, when their name is called, come up
and tell it. (Just so long as it is a story and it is true.) Please
keep in mind: no notes, no rants, no stand-up routines, and there is a
six minute time limit. And of course, as always, all are more than
welcome to simply sit back and listen.

Live Bait is hosted by Phil “The Host” Goldman, with banter, musical
accompaniment and monthly theme song by Jerry “The Professor”
Gregoire.

LIVE BAIT: TRUE STORIES FROM REAL PEOPLE

10:00pm Friday, September 5th, 2014

Tickets $7.00 – no reservations taken

95 Empire Black Box,

95 Empire Street,

Providence, RI

(401) 489-2555 for more information

Live Bait! @ 95 Empire
Oct 3 @ 10:00 pm – 11:30 pm

The Horror… The Horror…

Halloween is coming a bit early this year to Live Bait as we present a celebration (and perhaps exorcism) of the real ghouls, goblins, monsters and fears that haunt us all. Everyone is invited to tell their stories, wear their masks and don their costumes. Classic Halloween candy (circus peanuts, candy corn and everyone’s favorite: apples with or without razors) will be distributed. The theme will be “The Horror… The Horror…”

If anyone has a true-life story that in any way, shape or form fits October’s theme, they merely have to come to Live Bait, put their name in the fishbowl and, when their name is called, come up and tell it. (Just so long as it is a story, true and very very scary.) Please keep in mind: no notes, no rants, no stand-up routines, and there is a six minute time limit. And of course, as always, all are more than welcome to simply sit back and listen.

There really won’t be apples with razors.

Live Bait is hosted by Phil “The Ghost” Goldman, with banter, musical accompaniment and monthly theme song by Jerry “The Nutty Professor” Gregoire.

 

LIVE BAIT: TRUE STORIES FROM REAL PEOPLE

10:00pm Friday, October 3rd, 2014

Tickets $7.00 – no reservations taken

95 Empire Black Box,

95 Empire Street,

Providence, RI

(401) 489-2555 for more information

Oct
4
Sat
Computer Basics – Intro to the Mac @ AS220 Media Arts
Oct 4 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm


Date: Every first Saturday of each month – Saturdays, September 6, October 4 and November 1 at 11am-1pm
Instructor: Chris Anderson

This two-hour class will allow you to better understand Apple’s OS (operating system), making it easier to learn software skills in other workshops offered by AS220 Industries. Get comfortable with the workflow, terminology, and shortcuts that will improve your overall productivity working within design software and on our Macs. We recommend this course to anyone who is interested producing work at AS220 Industries but is unfamiliar with OS X or is new to using computers for design.

Register here: http://shop.as220.org/collections/workshops-media-arts/products/computer-basics

October Gallery Openings @ AS220
Oct 4 @ 11:46 am – 12:46 pm

IN THE GALLERIES | October 4-25, 2014
opening reception | October 4th, 5-7 p.m.

@ 93 Mathewson St.

AS220 Project Space
truth of the matter
New Work by Lisa Perez

The Reading Room
Please Simplify
New Work by Margie Butler

@ 115 Empire St.

AS220 Main Gallery
I, Barfly
New Paintings by Nate Shaw

Urban Voyeur
New Photographs by Vivian Madrid

Open Window
New Artworks by Margaret Worthen

Harris Hawk, J/Q, and bloodpheasant @ AS220
Oct 4 @ 10:00 pm – Oct 5 @ 2:00 am
Saturday October 4th

Saturday October 4th

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4
10pm, $5, all ages

DOORS OPEN AT 10pm


THREE BAND SHOW. Don’t fuck up.

bloodpheasant- new amps, new jams, potential last show of the year?
http://bloodpheasant.bandcamp.com/

Harris Hawk (MA)- the song birds of our generation
http://harrishawk.bandcamp.com/

J/Q- 4 dudes, 0 guitars, riff yer heart out
https://jslashq.bandcamp.com/

Improv Jones @ Empire Black Box
Oct 4 @ 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The best improv comedy you can find.
Saturdays at 10:00.
95 Empire
Downtown Providence Rhode Island.
Tickets available at the door for only $5.00.

Oct
5
Sun
Core Workout with Daniel Shea @ 95 Empire Dance Studio
Oct 5 @ 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 (www.shea-training.com) 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
Oct 5 @ 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.

balletfeet

Build a Blog: Sharing Your Art and Skills Online @ AS220 Media Arts
Oct 5 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

blogging

Sundays, October 5, 12, 19, 26, 11am-12:30pm
 Register here: http://shop.as220.org/products/blogging

What’s the difference between Facebook, Twitter and Instagram? How do I start a blog? What’s the right platform for sharing my talents and skills online? What’s the trick to posting daily?

This four­-part workshop was created by Reza Clifton as part of her Writing for Work, Writing for Self, Writing for Survival series. In this “online bootcamp,” Reza will take participants through a journey filled with tips, best practices and evidence supporting how blogging and social media can help anyone and everyone showcase their art and skills online. Instructor: Reza Clifton

PLearning Arduino: One Day Intensive @ AS220 Labs
Oct 5 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Register Here

OCTOBER 5th, 12-5pm, $100 (AS220 discount: $85)

Workshop Description

An introduction to the powerful and forever useful Arduino microcontroller platform. In this workshop, students will learn how to program their first Arduino program, learning the basics of the Arduino and it’s capabilities along the way.

Materials
If you have an Arduino, bring it, or you can purchase one separately from the Labs. All other materials for making the project are included with the cost of the workshop.

Intermediate Ballet @ 95 Empire Dance Studio
Oct 5 @ 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.

Free Writer’s Workshop
Oct 5 @ 5:15 pm – 7:00 pm

Come join Astrid Drew and a bunch of writerly types in the AS220 gallery.
Open to all writers, all ages, all genres.
Share your writings, your ideas, and maybe get some new ones.

THE EMPIRE REVUE – The Mystery Show! @ AS220
Oct 5 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

10603282_10204614548272503_3497080095017616097_nWondering what to do as we enter into the spookiest month? We’ve cracked the case! Check out our Mystery Show, where even we may not know the ending!!

With our special guests:
Jones and Boyce!
Stevie Lightnin!
Niraj Shah!
Bettysioux Tailor!
And in a triumphant return to RI, Tim Vargulish!!!

As always, your host Keith Munslow will be there to help you navigate your way through the tantalizing web of mysteries that the Sparkling Beatniks weave! The Superchief Trio will be there too! See you there!

 

 

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Witness a raft of talented local performers the likes of which you have never seen at Providence’s premiere variety show! The Empire Revue brings you sketch comedy, improv, musical interludes, burlesque, magic, and general devilment, on the first Sunday of every month.

Featuring: sizzling music by Superchief Trio and your favorite funnybone fondlers, The Sparkling Beatniks: Richard Goulis, Hannah Devine, & Kate Lohman. Plus, special guest performers every month, unpredictable pre-show shenanigans, a talking squirrel and more!
Empire Revue is sponsored by Empire Loan on North Main Street.

The Empire Revue blog

The Empire Revue on facebook

Oct
6
Mon
Salsa Fitness w/ Mori Granot @ 95 Empire 3rd Floor Dance Studio
Oct 6 @ 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.