AF THE NAYSAYER, Holm, Tall Ships Set Sail, Player 2 @ Psychic Readings
Dec 22 @ 9:00 pm
Open Life Drawing @ AS220
Dec 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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

Traditional Irish Music Session @ AS220 Bar & FOO(D)
Dec 27 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Hosted by Jimmy and Hannah Devine with Mark Roberts, Andrea Cooper, Teddi Scobi and Friends!

Every Saturday (except for the first Saturday of the month) from 4-7pm at the bar at AS220!

No cover charge!

A full menu of food and beverage will be available, so come in for a pint or make this your regular spot for dinner while enjoying some of the best traditional Irish music around!

BEYOND WRESTLING PRESENTS – Pro Wrestling Anonymous: Raising Awareness for UPWADS (Unconditional Pro Wrestling Addiction Syndrome) @ AS220 Main Stage
Dec 27 @ 9:00 pm

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Pro Wrestling Anonymous: Raising Awareness for UPWADS (Unconditional Pro Wrestling Addiction Syndrome)

Are you ashamed to admit you’re a wrestling fan but you just can’t get enough of a the sadism, the snarling, and the spandex? Well, don’t feel bad. We *make* wrestling here at Beyond Wrestling and we still find ourselves red-faced more often than not, and I ain’t talking about the proverbial crimson mask, if you catch my drift. But hey, that’s part of the charm, right? And get this – now there’s a place for people like us!

AS220 will be opening their doors for Providence-area wrestling fans on Saturday, December 27th from 9pm to 1am. This event is specifically designed for those of us who unconditionally love wrestling no matter how bad THIS BUSINESS-UH treats us. For one night only we have a safe haven where we can proudly congregate, champion the profound cultural impact of the genre, and bitch about Charlotte getting jobbed out to Nattie Neidhart on RAW.

ALL AGES are welcome so if you know anyone who lives in their parents basement within driving distance to Providence, RI, give them a heads up and a too sweet while you’re at it. This is a FREE event, but we highly recommend you bring a piece of wrestling memorabilia with you for a sports entertainment-inspired Yankee swap to kick off the festivities. Like, if someone buys you “Batista: I Walk Alone” on DVD for Christmas, maybe you can trade it for a best of Jumbo Tsuruta bootleg or something.

Throughout the evening we’re going to be showing select matches from 2014 Beyond Wrestling live events, providing director-style commentary on the behind-the-scene happenings, and answering fan question about how pro wrestling is made. In between bouts you can don the lucha mask and anonymously confess your #PROWRESLOVE to the Jerichoholics in the room. If the libations are flowing liberally we might even cap off the evening with an “open mic” wrestling promo contest with some pretty nifty prizes on the line. Oh, and you never know when a “human ring” match might pop up!

So whatchugonnadobrother when AS220 and Beyond Wrestling make a modest attempt to unite the closeted wrestling fans of Providence?


December 27th • 9pm • AS220 Main Stage  – 115 Empire Street • Free

Core Workout with Daniel Shea @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Dec 28 @ 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 @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Dec 28 @ 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.


Monkee Head Special Extravaganza @ AS220's Black Box Theater
Dec 28 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Monkee Head Special Extravaganza @ AS220's Black Box Theater | Providence | Rhode Island | United States


Monkee Head is a psychedelic live music experience with multi-instrumentalist musicians, experimental video, performance art, spoken word, and stop-motion animation.

This time, we will feature new chaotic soundscapes influenced by martian desert landscapes and the dark tides of neptune. Also, presenting new MOUSIE stop-motion animations by Susan Clausen.

MonkeeHead members are: Chris Anderson, Francesca Caruso, Umberto Crenca, Susan Clausen, and Shey Rivera.

Check out an interview from the Brown Daily Herald here




Salsa Fitness w/ Mori Granot @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Dec 29 @ 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 @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Dec 29 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Intermediate/Advanced Modern Dance with Betsy Miller // Mondays @6:30-8:00pm // $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.

Mem1, Blue Shift , Sunk Heaven, Phurnne, Matt Underwood @ Psychic Readings
Dec 29 @ 9:30 pm



Stretch & Strength @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Dec 30 @ 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’ve always wanted that “dancer body,” but pink tights aren’t for you, make Stretch & Strength part of your routine.  Using the fundamentals of Pilates, yoga and dance, this class promises a total body workout to build long, lean muscles and increase flexibility.  All fitness 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
Dec 30 @ 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 @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Dec 30 @ 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.



Max Orsini, Laika, and Moe & Tom @ AS220
Dec 30 @ 9:30 pm – Dec 31 @ 1:00 am
Vinyasa Yoga with Julie Shore @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Dec 31 @ 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.

Ring in the Night with The Empire Revue and Providence Improv Guild @ AS220 - Main Stage and Black Box
Dec 31 @ 1:00 pm – Jan 1 @ 1:00 am


Providence Comedy Group and its members The Empire Revue and the Providence Improv Guild (P.I.G), in collaboration with the new AS220 Live Arts, are proud to present the 2nd Annual Ring in the Night event, Providence’s only all day and all night New Year’s celebration!

In a celebration of the performing arts in Providence, we will have events all day and all night long at both the AS220 Main Stage as well as the AS220 Black Box! Starting at 1pm, we will have family-friendly performances, and then at 7pm we’ll move on to more grown-up fun!

This event will sell out, so order your tickets today! Day passes and night passes are available at:
Single-show tickets will be available on a limited basis on the day of the show.

The day-time schedule, beginning at 1pm, will include improv workshops for younger and older kids, a dance workshop, and a mask-making workshop, as well as performances by Eric Fulford, the Manton Avenue Project, the Extraordinary Rendition Band, and Keith Munslow and Bill Harley!

At 7pm, evening events begin, again with two stages running simultaneously. Partygoers will have their pick of comedy from the Providence Improv Guild or tunes from some of Providence’s finest singer-songwriters in a showcase hosted by local favorite, Joanne Lurgio. But, it won’t all end there. At 8:30, Randy Bush will host a special New Year’s version of his powerhouse standup show ‘LuLz! Comedy Night’ on the Live Arts Main Stage, and next door at the Live Arts Black Box, actors and improvisors will present ‘Classical Intoxication: An Evening of Drinking, Theatre, and Poor Choices,’ in which the cast will perform Oedipus Wrecked, a louder, drunker version of the classic play.

The night closes out with musical comedy from AS220 mainstays the Empire Revue, followed by a dance party with the one and only Superchief Trio!

Ring in the Night — Ring in 2015!

The Rare Occasions, Eat Crepes, Houseguests @ AS220
Jan 2 @ 9:00 pm – Jan 3 @ 1:00 am
Live Bait: Cracks, Holes and Openings @ 95 Empire Black Box
Jan 2 @ 10:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Cracks, Holes and Openings

The folks at Live Bait are at a loss for a pithy way to present December’s show and theme. As such, the normal press release format shall be dispensed with and the pith left to others. Presenting a few thematically appropriate quotes to share with friends:

“There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.”

- Leonard Cohen

“What happens to the hole when the cheese is gone?”

- Bertolt Brecht

“Our wounds are often the openings into the best and most beautiful part of us.”

- David Richio

If anyone has a true-life story that in any way, shape or form fits December’s theme, “Cracks, Holes and Openings,” 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. No notes, no rants, no stand-up routines, and there is a six minute time limit. Of course, 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.



10:00pm Friday, December 5th, 2014

Tickets $7.00 – no reservations taken

95 Empire Black Box,

95 Empire Street,

Providence, RI

(401) 489-2555 for more information

Overwith, Erasing Grace, Blackstone, Tolerance For Failure @ AS220 Main Stage
Jan 3 @ 9:00 pm – Jan 4 @ 1:00 am
Improv Jones @ Empire Black Box
Jan 3 @ 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.