Open Level Belly Dance @ 95 Empire Dance Studio
Oct 30 @ 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

Oracles and Atmosphere: Films by Alee Peoples and Mike Stoltz @ AS220
Oct 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Transplanted to Los Angeles, filmmakers Alee Peoples and Mike Stoltz return to Providence for a night of recent works.

Program as follows:

Waxing and Milking by Alee Peoples

Waxing and Milking by Alee Peoples

Waxing and Milking by Alee Peoples

(2014, Super 8 with digital sound, 9:00)
This film mimics music video tropes and equates Los Angeles’ favorite food snack, the taco, to a lady’s special parts. A companion piece toBoys of Summer.

Ten Notes on a Summer’s Day by Mike Stoltz

(2012, HD, 04:30)
We could be anywhere but we’re right here, humming along.

With Pluses and Minuses by Mike Stoltz

(2013, 16mm, 5:00)
“This morning the window blew its glass onto my face. Real morning with pluses and minuses (my symbols for truth)” / A ground-less and boundless film in which a wall becomes a window to a swirling landscape.

Them Oracles by Alee Peoples

Them Oracles by Alee Peoples










Them Oracles by Alee Peoples

(2012, 16mm, 7:30)
A skeptic investigation of what an oracle can be and what it would sound like. Human desire and blind faith allow, and maybe even will, these mystic soothsayers to exist.


Boys of Summer by Alee Peoples

Boys of Summer by Alee Peoples

Boys of Summer by Alee Peoples

(2009, Super 8 to Video, 12:30)
A pop music essay that is both sweet and serious about male stereotypes and juvenile fun. Tongue-in-cheek objectifying is mixed with cryptic symbols of longing and desire.

Under the Atmosphere by Mike Stoltz

Under the Atmosphere by Mike Stoltz

Under the Atmosphere by Mike Stoltz

(2014, 16mm, 14:30)
Filmed on the Central Florida “Space Coast”, site of NASA’s launch pads. Dormant spacecraft, arcane text, activated landscape, and the surface of the image work towards a future-past shot reverse shot.


Total Runtime (with projection changeover) 60 Minutes

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Rifle Diet, Ratstab, No Tox, and Radio Carbon @ AS220
Oct 30 @ 9:00 pm – Oct 31 @ 1:00 am
Frank Difficult Presents: “Halloween Spooktacular 3″ @ 95 Empire Black Box
Oct 30 @ 10:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Celebrate Halloween with films, music and performances that will destroy your soul.

Featuring locally-made horrors and found footage frights, including a live soundtrack by LVMMVX.

Plus a terrifying collaborative performance by Gyna Bootleg and Power Monster.

A NIGHT OF TERRIFYING STORIES hosted by Walker Mettling @ AS220
Oct 31 @ 7:30 pm – 8:45 pm


Come get spooked by the brains behind Providence Comics Consortium and friends.

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New Scary and Weird Stories by:

Jim “Breifcase Hatchet” Frain
Taylor “Fetal Pig Master” Polites
The Cackling Cali Sisters
www. Jeremy Ferris .edu/humanheadincloset/
John “Did you hear something out in the yard?” McGrath
& More!!!

Scary Stories written by kids performed by Jeff Hodge!
Scary Songs and Rapidly Flashing Lights by Kevin Steinhauser

Plus: Horrifying Surprise Guests that will leave you weeping and rocking and wearing a human hand for a hat.

Hosted by Walkeer Mettlling, with help in part from the Lois Harada Fake Blood Foundation.

$3-6 Sliding Scale Benefit for Providence Comics Consortium

Heather Benjamin's version of Tarantulina

Heather Benjamin’s version of Tarantulina



























Proceeds will go to benefit Providence Comics Consortium which provides free cartooning classes for kids in Rhode Island and kid-created-assignments for adult cartoonists from all over!

PO BOX 23068 Providence RI 02903


HALLOWEEN CONTINUES!! Gun Boy, Erik Ruin & Dan Schleifer, and surprise guests!!! @ AS220
Oct 31 @ 9:15 pm – Nov 1 @ 1:15 am
Computer Basics – Intro to the Mac @ AS220 Media Arts
Nov 1 @ 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.

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RAMPAGE print show @ The MOTE gallery at AS220 Labs
Nov 1 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

A printed portfolio exchange of monsters and mayhem with artists from around the country. Openings Saturday October 25th 6-8pm and Saturday November 1st 5-7pm. Through November 17th at the MOTE Gallery at AS220 Labs. See

Hungry Freaks (CD release), All of Us, Eric Hofbauer duo, and tba @ AS220
Nov 1 @ 9:00 pm – Nov 2 @ 1:00 am
Improv Jones @ Empire Black Box
Nov 1 @ 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.

Core Workout with Daniel Shea @ 95 Empire Dance Studio
Nov 2 @ 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 2 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 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 2 @ 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
Nov 2 @ 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
Nov 2 @ 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.

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Salsa Fitness w/ Mori Granot @ 95 Empire 3rd Floor Dance Studio
Nov 3 @ 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.

Web Programming: Beyond the Basics CSS @ AS220 Media Arts
Nov 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

web programming beyond the basis
Dates: Mondays, October 20, 27, November 3, 6-9pm
Instructor: Todd Linkner

Do you know the basics of HTML and CSS but want to know how to take your coding skills to the next level? This three-session workshop will explore best-practices and principles for organizing CSS, mastering CSS selectors, making your own CSS layout grids, and giving elements state and motion using CSS transformations and animation. All materials will be supplied. The software used in class is free and open source. You may use your own laptop or Macintosh computer in the AS200 Media Arts studio.
About the Instructor: Todd Linkner has over fifteen years of experience in graphic, user-experience, and user-interface design. He has worked with clients ranging in scope from small grassroots non-profits to enterprise-scale global corporations, specializing in brand-centered design with a focus on usability, and is currently designing mobile apps and websites for several book publishers and universities. Todd is a graduate of the University of Michigan School of Art and Design, where he studied graphic design and printmaking. His work has been featured in several books and design publications, including Black Book AR100, Graphic Design USA, Logo Lounge, and Print.


Intermediate Printing in the Darkroom @ AS220 Media Arts
Nov 3 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Dates: Mondays, November 3 – December 1, 6:30-9:30pm
Cost: $250 Register Online:

This five-week course is designed for those with some experience printing black & white who are looking to further hone their skills. The objective: to master the scientific in order to explore the creative. Classes will cover setting up a darkroom, mixing and tweaking chemistry, contrast control, dodging, burning, flashing, washing, toning, spotting, print finishing, breaking down a darkroom and exhibiting your work. This workshop meets at The Paul Krot Community Darkroom at AS220 and the final class will meet at Stewart Martin’s personal darkroom in Providence, RI.

Required Materials: Please bring your own paper and negatives (35mm, 120, 220, 4×5). All darkroom chemistry is provided during the workshop. This is an intermediate-level workshop. If you do not have prior experience in the darkroom, take a look at our Intro to Darkroom workshop which happens each

About the Instructor Stewart Martin is a professional printer and photographer working in the field of traditional photography for over twenty-five years. His early printing experience included edition printing for Larry Clark, Bruce Davidson and Larry Fink. Although events and portraits are the bulk of his commercial work, he also does a specialized type of photography of the eye for ophthalmologists. He lives and works in Providence with his wife and daughter.

Intermediate/Advanced Modern Dance @ 95 Empire Dance Studio
Nov 3 @ 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.

Open Life Drawing @ AS220
Nov 4 @ 5:00 pm – Nov 4 @ 7:30 pm

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