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Sep
3
Wed
Vinyasa Yoga with Julie Shore @ 95 Empire Dance Studio
Sep 3 @ 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.

RI Mini Maker Faire Town Hall Meeting @ AS220
Sep 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Open Level Modern Dance @ 95 Empire Dance Studio
Sep 3 @ 6:30 pm – Sep 3 @ 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.

PITCH: an evening of experimental film & performance (NIGHTVISIONS no. 3) @ Grants Block
Sep 3 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Join us for PITCH on Wednesday, Sept. 3rd @ Grant’s Block in downtown Providence for an evening of performance & experimental film presented by AS220′s NIGHT VISION series (Pop Up Providence).

Pitch features new works by Planchette, Magical Approach – Ken Linehand + Brittany Gravely, Glenna Van Nostrand and Willa Van Nostrand

 

Sponsored by the City of Providence Department of Planning & Development and the Providence Redevelopment Agency, and Durkee, Brown, Vivieros, & Werenfels Architects

LuLz! Comedy Night hosted by Randy Bush @ AS220
Sep 3 @ 8:30 pm – Sep 4 @ 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

 

RSVP on facebook

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

Sep
4
Thu
RHD Artist Free Open Studio @ AS220
Sep 4 @ 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

“INTERRUPTING THE SERMON” @ Empire Black Box
Sep 4 @ 7:30 pm – 9:15 pm

“INTERRUPTING THE SERMON,”
From Pulpit to Stage

CRANSTON, Rhode Island (July 28, 2014) “Interrupting the Sermon,” a gentle story-play
about the evolution of a theologically conservative kid from the Midwest into an intellectually
progressive religious thinker over the course of a 50-year career as a minister and educator, will
be performed Sept. 4-7, 2014 at the Empire Black Box in Providence. The public is warmly
invited to these free performances.

“Interrupting the Sermon” is the first fully mounted production of First Hand Theatrical, a
company Olson founded to present original theater productions based mainly on primary source
material drawn from diverse cultural, personal and social histories.
The play is directed by Kevin Olson of Cranston and chronicles the professional life of his late
father, Dr. Wayne C. Olson. Kevin Olson was moved to create the play after hearing his father,
then in retirement in rural Vermont, deliver a deeply moving sermon in 2010 as a guest preacher
titled, “My Bible: Then and Now.” Dr. Olson at the same time was writing a collection of stories
about his years as a pastor and college professor.

Kevin Olson searched through his father’s memoir vignettes and selected stories that best
illuminated the words of the sermon that anchor the play. Among them:

* A decision Dr. Olson later regretted to back out of delivering the invocation at a 1961
anti-nuclear rally in Woodstock, N.Y., the small town where he led his first church.
* Getting fired from a church in Passaic, N.J., after inviting teenagers in the congregation
to help him deliver a sermon.
* Baptizing a young man in Indiana who was about to die of AIDS during the early years
“I created the play using words that are primarily his. The sermon and the stories intersect
thematically in ways that illustrate my father’s spiritual journey over 50 years of preaching and
teaching. The play is structured like a church service and also includes some of my Dad’s poetry
as well as original music.” Kevin Olson said.

Free Speech Thursdays Presents: Providence Poetry Slam @ AS220
Sep 4 @ 8:00 pm – 11:30 pm

Thursday, July 3rd

The Providence Poetry Slam’s bimonthly all-ages show will feature a send-off show for the 2014 ProvSlam Youth team. Come help support six talented, local youth poets as they prepare to represent Providence at Brave New Voices, the international youth poetry festival. Preceded by an open mic and followed by a poetry slam. Doors open at 7:30 pm, show begins at 8 pm. $4.
Who is on the cutting edge of poem-making?! Who fills up the front row of the slam every week?!?! Who gives more love and energy to our space than THE YOUTH!?! 

Come support the poets who have worked so hard this year to become members of the ProvYouth poetry team, and who will soon being shipping off to ~*BRAVE NEW VOICES*~ (an international poetry slam hosted this year in PHILLY).Come be the first to know what Philly has yet to learn—THAT PROVIDENCE YOUTH ARE ARTISTIC BEASTS.

FEATURING:
Jazlyn Luben—”Hi, I’m a poet who appreciates hot wings”.
Ian Rosales—”I’m a goofball, that’s it”.
Naomy Gutierrez—”The spiffiest and realest person you’ll ever know”.
Alice Rayner—”Alice could not write a bio in time for the slam because she over thinks everything”.
Joely Barrios—”Swagalicious. You already know”.
Seth Larbi— “I’m Seth ‘Mothafuckin’ Larbi”.

There will also be a showcase of our favorite local writers, as well as an extended open mic!

8pm
$4
AS220

ALSO~
if you can’t attend this show, maybe possibly you might kinda want to show support by checking out our INDIGOGO CAMPAIGN to help raise funds for our adventures. We have cute rewards for donators, a cute video to watch, and an even cuter deadline that happens in 9 DAYS!! Pass the (spoken) word!! Click the link below!

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/help-bring-the-provslam-youth-poetry-team-to-brave-new-voices-in-philly

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.

Sep
5
Fri
“INTERRUPTING THE SERMON” @ Empire Black Box
Sep 5 @ 7:30 pm – 9:15 pm

“INTERRUPTING THE SERMON,”
From Pulpit to Stage

CRANSTON, Rhode Island (July 28, 2014) “Interrupting the Sermon,” a gentle story-play
about the evolution of a theologically conservative kid from the Midwest into an intellectually
progressive religious thinker over the course of a 50-year career as a minister and educator, will
be performed Sept. 4-7, 2014 at the Empire Black Box in Providence. The public is warmly
invited to these free performances.

“Interrupting the Sermon” is the first fully mounted production of First Hand Theatrical, a
company Olson founded to present original theater productions based mainly on primary source
material drawn from diverse cultural, personal and social histories.
The play is directed by Kevin Olson of Cranston and chronicles the professional life of his late
father, Dr. Wayne C. Olson. Kevin Olson was moved to create the play after hearing his father,
then in retirement in rural Vermont, deliver a deeply moving sermon in 2010 as a guest preacher
titled, “My Bible: Then and Now.” Dr. Olson at the same time was writing a collection of stories
about his years as a pastor and college professor.

Kevin Olson searched through his father’s memoir vignettes and selected stories that best
illuminated the words of the sermon that anchor the play. Among them:

* A decision Dr. Olson later regretted to back out of delivering the invocation at a 1961
anti-nuclear rally in Woodstock, N.Y., the small town where he led his first church.
* Getting fired from a church in Passaic, N.J., after inviting teenagers in the congregation
to help him deliver a sermon.
* Baptizing a young man in Indiana who was about to die of AIDS during the early years
“I created the play using words that are primarily his. The sermon and the stories intersect
thematically in ways that illustrate my father’s spiritual journey over 50 years of preaching and
teaching. The play is structured like a church service and also includes some of my Dad’s poetry
as well as original music.” Kevin Olson said.

Pink Eye, Tender Lush, The Woods Colt, and Sons of Providence @ AS220
Sep 5 @ 9:00 pm – Sep 6 @ 1:00 am
Live Bait @ 95 Empire Black Box
Sep 5 @ 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

Sep
6
Sat
Computer Basics – Intro to the Mac @ AS220 Media Arts
Sep 6 @ 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

“INTERRUPTING THE SERMON” @ Empire Black Box
Sep 6 @ 7:30 pm – 9:15 pm

“INTERRUPTING THE SERMON,”
From Pulpit to Stage

CRANSTON, Rhode Island (July 28, 2014) “Interrupting the Sermon,” a gentle story-play
about the evolution of a theologically conservative kid from the Midwest into an intellectually
progressive religious thinker over the course of a 50-year career as a minister and educator, will
be performed Sept. 4-7, 2014 at the Empire Black Box in Providence. The public is warmly
invited to these free performances.

“Interrupting the Sermon” is the first fully mounted production of First Hand Theatrical, a
company Olson founded to present original theater productions based mainly on primary source
material drawn from diverse cultural, personal and social histories.
The play is directed by Kevin Olson of Cranston and chronicles the professional life of his late
father, Dr. Wayne C. Olson. Kevin Olson was moved to create the play after hearing his father,
then in retirement in rural Vermont, deliver a deeply moving sermon in 2010 as a guest preacher
titled, “My Bible: Then and Now.” Dr. Olson at the same time was writing a collection of stories
about his years as a pastor and college professor.

Kevin Olson searched through his father’s memoir vignettes and selected stories that best
illuminated the words of the sermon that anchor the play. Among them:

* A decision Dr. Olson later regretted to back out of delivering the invocation at a 1961
anti-nuclear rally in Woodstock, N.Y., the small town where he led his first church.
* Getting fired from a church in Passaic, N.J., after inviting teenagers in the congregation
to help him deliver a sermon.
* Baptizing a young man in Indiana who was about to die of AIDS during the early years
“I created the play using words that are primarily his. The sermon and the stories intersect
thematically in ways that illustrate my father’s spiritual journey over 50 years of preaching and
teaching. The play is structured like a church service and also includes some of my Dad’s poetry
as well as original music.” Kevin Olson said.

Fucking Invincible, Straight Razor, Death Injection, and Wokling
Sep 6 @ 9:00 pm – Sep 7 @ 1:00 am
Improv Jones @ Empire Black Box
Sep 6 @ 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.

Sep
7
Sun
Core Workout with Daniel Shea @ 95 Empire Dance Studio
Sep 7 @ 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
Sep 7 @ 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
Sep 7 @ 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.

“INTERRUPTING THE SERMON” @ Empire Black Box
Sep 7 @ 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm

“INTERRUPTING THE SERMON,”
From Pulpit to Stage

CRANSTON, Rhode Island (July 28, 2014) “Interrupting the Sermon,” a gentle story-play
about the evolution of a theologically conservative kid from the Midwest into an intellectually
progressive religious thinker over the course of a 50-year career as a minister and educator, will
be performed Sept. 4-7, 2014 at the Empire Black Box in Providence. The public is warmly
invited to these free performances.

“Interrupting the Sermon” is the first fully mounted production of First Hand Theatrical, a
company Olson founded to present original theater productions based mainly on primary source
material drawn from diverse cultural, personal and social histories.
The play is directed by Kevin Olson of Cranston and chronicles the professional life of his late
father, Dr. Wayne C. Olson. Kevin Olson was moved to create the play after hearing his father,
then in retirement in rural Vermont, deliver a deeply moving sermon in 2010 as a guest preacher
titled, “My Bible: Then and Now.” Dr. Olson at the same time was writing a collection of stories
about his years as a pastor and college professor.

Kevin Olson searched through his father’s memoir vignettes and selected stories that best
illuminated the words of the sermon that anchor the play. Among them:

* A decision Dr. Olson later regretted to back out of delivering the invocation at a 1961
anti-nuclear rally in Woodstock, N.Y., the small town where he led his first church.
* Getting fired from a church in Passaic, N.J., after inviting teenagers in the congregation
to help him deliver a sermon.
* Baptizing a young man in Indiana who was about to die of AIDS during the early years
“I created the play using words that are primarily his. The sermon and the stories intersect
thematically in ways that illustrate my father’s spiritual journey over 50 years of preaching and
teaching. The play is structured like a church service and also includes some of my Dad’s poetry
as well as original music.” Kevin Olson said.

NIGHT FLEA
Sep 7 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Our monthly flea market at the Black Box!

Come buy! Come sell! Come by!