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Jul
31
Thu
Vira Yoga @ 95 Empire Dance Studio
Jul 31 @ 6:45 pm – Jul 31 @ 8:00 pm
Vira Yoga with Joel Pelkey-Blum // Thursdays @ 6:45-8:00pm // $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!


This Way Children, The Cloth, SNOWPLOWS, and LYRA @ AS220
Jul 31 @ 9:00 pm – Aug 1 @ 1:00 am

This Way Children

is a stoner garage hardcore and punk band from Boston. They songs are short, and generally quite loud.

thiswaychildren.bandcamp.com

facebook.com/ThisWayChildren

Snow Plows

facebook.com/snowplows

The Cloth

garbagemen from hell brought together by a mutual desire to fast-track the demise of their ears and backs, play music in dark, smoky places and sleep on their friends’ couches and floors.

thecloth.bandcamp.com

facebook.com/thecloth666

Lyra

Providence, RI hardcore. Members of bands you’ve heard.

lyrapvd.bandcamp.com

Aug
1
Fri
Is This Jazz? featuring The Leland Baker Quartet, and The Greg Dudzienski Trio @ AS220
Aug 1 @ 8:30 pm – Aug 2 @ 1:00 am

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We triumphantly return on August 1st for another round of great original jazz at AS220. This time around we’ll be featuring two artists we’ve seen before making their returns to our stage. First on the night is The Leland Baker Quartet , a dynamic group of diverse players hail from all over new England. Lead by Providence local Leland Baker, each musician brings their own unique voice packing power, elegance, and emotion into meaningful melodies and rhythms. Headlining our August 1st show we are delighted to once again have The Greg Dudzienski Trio. Greg has played all over the world with a number of great ensembles and even bigger names. Take it from sax master Jerry Bergonzi who describes Dudzienski as having “a great warm sound and his melodic way of playing is all heart”. Seven musicians, two groups, one stage, and yet another killer night of jazz in the capitol.

 

Friday August 1st at 9pm, only $10 admission.

Aug
2
Sat
Residence @ 95: Manton Avenue Project! @ 95 Empire Black Box
Aug 2 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

“Off the Grid: the electricity plays!” is the culminating performance of The Manton Avenue Project’s summer Dialogue program, a playwriting class held at MAP’s Clubhouse in Olneyville. The Dialogue program is unique among our seasonal productions in that our young playwrights act alongside professional artists in plays they have written together. Eight returning playwrights, ranging from 6th to 8th grade, are partnered with adult artists, and together each pair writes and co-stars in a 10 minute play based on a storyline developed by the younger playwright. This year’s Dialogue plays focus on the impact electricity has on our lives and how we can use it more sustainably.

Each performance will feature all eight plays and will take place at AS220′s Empire Black Box space at 95 Empire Street in Providence, on:

Saturday, August 2nd at 2pm and 5pm.
Sunday, August 3rd at 2pm.

Sunday’s performance will be followed by talkback with the artists!

Tickets are pay-what-you-can at the door. 50 seats are available to be reserved in advance through Eventbrite for each performance; the rest will be held for walk-ins.

All ages are welcome!

August Gallery Openings! @ AS220
Aug 2 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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IN THE GALLERIES | AUGUST 2-30, 2014

opening reception | Saturday August 2nd, 5-7 p.m.

@ 93 Mathewson St.

AS220 Project Space

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New Work by Jennifer Hrabota Lesser

 

The Reading Room

RIPE: 3d Anthology

Xeroxed pressings from the RI Independent Publishing Expo

 

@ 115 Empire St.

AS220 Main Gallery

DOGDAYS:

AS220 Staff & Residence Show

 

Youth Gallery

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New Work by Kanema Miller & Natasha Vega

 

AS220 Galleries Closed August 13th-16th

 

 

Residence @ 95: Manton Avenue Project! @ 95 Empire Black Box
Aug 2 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

“Off the Grid: the electricity plays!” is the culminating performance of The Manton Avenue Project’s summer Dialogue program, a playwriting class held at MAP’s Clubhouse in Olneyville. The Dialogue program is unique among our seasonal productions in that our young playwrights act alongside professional artists in plays they have written together. Eight returning playwrights, ranging from 6th to 8th grade, are partnered with adult artists, and together each pair writes and co-stars in a 10 minute play based on a storyline developed by the younger playwright. This year’s Dialogue plays focus on the impact electricity has on our lives and how we can use it more sustainably.
Each performance will feature all eight plays and will take place at AS220′s Empire Black Box space at 95 Empire Street in Providence, on:

Saturday, August 2nd at 2pm and 5pm.
Sunday, August 3rd at 2pm.

Sunday’s performance will be followed by talkback with the artists!

Tickets are pay-what-you-can at the door. 50 seats are available to be reserved in advance through Eventbrite for each performance; the rest will be held for walk-ins.

All ages are welcome!

RIPExpo presents: ENORMOUS DOOR, GUNTIT, NANDAS, and more tba @ AS220
Aug 2 @ 9:00 pm – Aug 3 @ 1:00 am

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more info about the expo here : http://ripexpo.tumblr.com/

Improv Jones @ Empire Black Box
Aug 2 @ 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.

Aug
3
Sun
Core Workout with Daniel Shea @ 95 Empire Dance Studio
Aug 3 @ 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
Aug 3 @ 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
Aug 3 @ 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.

Residence @ 95: Manton Avenue Project! @ 95 Empire Black Box
Aug 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

“Off the Grid: the electricity plays!” is the culminating performance of The Manton Avenue Project’s summer Dialogue program, a playwriting class held at MAP’s Clubhouse in Olneyville. The Dialogue program is unique among our seasonal productions in that our young playwrights act alongside professional artists in plays they have written together. Eight returning playwrights, ranging from 6th to 8th grade, are partnered with adult artists, and together each pair writes and co-stars in a 10 minute play based on a storyline developed by the younger playwright. This year’s Dialogue plays focus on the impact electricity has on our lives and how we can use it more sustainably.
Each performance will feature all eight plays and will take place at AS220′s Empire Black Box space at 95 Empire Street in Providence, on:

Saturday, August 2nd at 2pm and 5pm.
Sunday, August 3rd at 2pm.

Sunday’s performance will be followed by talkback with the artists!

Tickets are pay-what-you-can at the door. 50 seats are available to be reserved in advance through Eventbrite for each performance; the rest will be held for walk-ins.

All ages are welcome!

NIGHTFLEA @ 95 Empire Black Box
Aug 3 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Free Writer’s Workshop
Aug 3 @ 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 @ AS220
Aug 3 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

 

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All for Puns and Puns for All!

Admit it – secretly you love the clever wordplay of punnery. 

This month we’re bringing puns into the limelight for an evening of wacky wordplay and bad-ass bon mots!

We’re celebrating Vaudville’s hometown hero, the PUN.

Those blithe spirits the Sparkling Beatniks will be joined by our special guests:
Cunning comedian Andrew Mayer
Bawdy burlesquer Bettysioux Tailor
Waggish warbler David Rabinow
Clever crooner Mark Cutler
And more!

As always, accompanied by the ribald revelry of the Superchief Trio and your host, the ever-mirthful Keith Munslow!!

Join us for the best kind of PUNishment!

RSVP on facebook

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

Aug
4
Mon
Hand Color Separations @ AS220 Printshop
Aug 4 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Mondays, July 14, 21, 28, August 11; 6pm-10pm 

In this class, we follow one pathway through making compelling, complex color images without computers, and we investigate some of the un-mimickable graphic possibilities that appear at the moments where our hands encounter the material world.

Each student extrapolates from a photograph to create a two-layer, multi-color, boldly graphic silkscreen print. You’ll learn how to separate an image into different colors using eye, hand, and pencil; how to cut Rubylith, a stencil film, using a razor knife to prepare precise, clean-line images for printing; how to mix transparent inks and work with color gradients (a.k.a. “rainbow rolls”); and how to accurately register and screenprint a small edition of a multi-color image. At the end of the class, we do a print swap, trading our finished prints with the other students and the instructor.

Register herehttp://shop.as220.org/products/silkscreen-color-separations

Intro to Adobe InDesign @ AS220 Media Arts
Aug 4 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Date: Mondays and Wednesdays, August 4, 6, 11, 13, 6-9pm
Instructor: J.R. Uretsky

Learn the fundamentals of print and digital publishing in four sessions. The class will consist of inserting and formatting text and images into layouts, setting up master pages and graphic styles for text and creating simple documents, such as magazines, brochures and other types of long and short publishing formats. In the conclusion of the class, students will learn packaging and preflighting their InDesign documents to prepare them for print.

Register here: http://shop.as220.org/products/intro-indesign

Intermediate/Advanced Modern Dance @ 95 Empire Dance Studio
Aug 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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

Contemporary Modern Dance is an invigorating mix of rigor, connection, fluidity and poise.

Come and investigate your full range of motion and expression. This class explores various somatic practices, improvisations, conditioning, rhythmic work and movement phrases, that incorporate various spatial levels and energetic qualities.  It creates a practice in which one works to their full potential without unnecessary strain.  Simply finding true joy in the physical experience allows for the work to unfold in time, space and sensation.  This is dance’s offering, please join in!

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.
Weak Teeth // Blood Pheasant // TBA @ Psychic Readings
Aug 4 @ 9:30 pm – 11:45 pm
Aug
5
Tue
Stretch & Strength @ 95 Empire Dance Studio
Aug 5 @ 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.