Gregory McKillop, Ceschi, Doctor Baby, Torn Shorts, and Forest Beutel @ AS220
Nov 26 @ 8:30 pm – Nov 27 @ 1:00 am



Born and raised in Rhode Island, Forest Beutel now writes and performs songs in and around Tacoma, WA about his experiences from east to west.



Punk ethics but too polite to be a punk
but not old school enough to be folkie
Too afraid of ego to be a rock-star
Off the cuff and rough unintentionally,
but intentional.
Loves to sing about things and for people.
Queer and in Love.



2013 WBRU Rock Hunt Winner – Borrowing and breaking-in the classic sounds of American music: Dylan’s half-spoken plea, Muddy Waters’ howled licks”






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Frank Difficult Presents: “Synth Porn 2″ @ 95 Empire Black Box
Nov 26 @ 10:00 pm – 11:59 pm


Synth Porn returns for another night of erotic electronic entertainment for adults only. Featuring hot synth videos and not-to-be-missed performances by Gyna Bootleg, Dave Public, Matt Underwood and E Guy Schreiber. More details TBA.

8th Annual Short Short Story Film Festival @ 95 Empire Black Box
Nov 29 @ 2:00 pm – 11:45 pm


The 8th annual Short Short Story Film Festival will screen throughout
the day and evening on Saturday, November 29th, at 95 Empire’s Black
Box Theatre at AS220 in Providence, RI.

The festival includes both live-action and animated films from across
the globe, all of which tell a story in under six minutes.

Audiences will experience two distinct programs of cultural
excursions, each in the time of seeing a feature film under 90

This includes, the “Heartstrings” (forming human connections, pursuing
one’s inner muse, and finding the profound in the everyday) and the
“Headtrip” (dark fables, subtle satires, and perplexing psychological
dramas) programs. each program in the time of seeing a feature film
under 90 minutes.

The festival also continues to feature award-winning jury members from
all over the world in many disciplines of filmmaking, from production
design to cinematography, editing, composing, and more. These members
are alums of Spoiler Alert Radio, a syndicated radio show and podcast
produced by the festival organizers.

As well as an international jury, the competitive international film
festival event includes interactive audience voting for both programs,
and DJ Madame B and friends will be mixing global soundscapes between
and after screenings.

Screenings will be at: 2:00 pm (Heartstrings), 4:00 pm (Headtrip),
6:30 pm (Heartstrings), and 8:30 pm (Headtrip). A small reception will
take place at around 5:30 pm as well, following the 4 pm screening.

Admission for the entire day is $10.   Tickets can be purchased at the
door at 95 Empire at AS220 and online at

Brown and RISD students get in free with valid ID.

Traditional Irish Music Session @ AS220 Bar & FOO(D)
Nov 29 @ 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!

Core Workout with Daniel Shea @ 95 Empire Dance Studio
Nov 30 @ 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 30 @ 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.


Intermediate Ballet @ 95 Empire Dance Studio
Nov 30 @ 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.

Salsa Fitness w/ Mori Granot @ 95 Empire 3rd Floor Dance Studio
Dec 1 @ 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 @ 95 Empire Dance Studio
Dec 1 @ 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.

Alternate Endings @ 95 Empire Black Box
Dec 1 @ 8:00 pm


ALTERNATE ENDINGS is a new video program for the 25th anniversary of Day With(out) Art featuring provocative work about the ongoing HIV/AIDS pandemic, focusing on the issues of today.

On December 1, 1989, Visual AIDS organized the first Day With(out) Art—a national day of action and mourning in response to the AIDS crisis. To honor the 25th year of Day With(out) Art, Visual AIDS is commissioning seven artists/collaboratives—Rhys Ernst, Glen Fogel, Lyle Ashton Harris, Derek Jackson, Tom Kalin, My Barbarian, and Julie Tolentino—to create new short videos to be screened internationally on/around December 1, 2014. Visual AIDS is partnering with approximately fifty sponsoring organizations and hosting venues to distribute ALTERNATE ENDINGS internationally.

Stretch & Strength @ 95 Empire Dance Studio
Dec 2 @ 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.

Open Life Drawing @ AS220
Dec 2 @ 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 @ 95 Empire Dance Studio
Dec 2 @ 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.



OPEN Sewing Circle * a night of making things * @ AS220
Dec 2 @ 9:00 pm – Dec 3 @ 1:00 am


* Doesn’t mean you have to sew or know how to sew!  Knitters, crafters, jewelry-makers, solderers, weavers, puppetmakers, cookie munchers and everyone welcome! Ideas go flying! Collaborations are born. This is legit where the magic happens.

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Sewing Circle is a making-night that welcomes anyone who wants to make something with their hands while in the company of others. All types of art and craft welcome! Bring your sewing, knitting, weaving, drawing, watercoloring, block-printing, jewelry-making, coloring book, wittling, gluesticks, whatever to the space and enjoy socializing with like-minded makers of Providence. Come grab a bite to eat at Foo(d), a cozy beverage and settle into our little community of making. All are welcome! Laid back vibes…

Here’s how it works:

I’ll set up a table, some chairs and maybe some shared materials. You bring a project and your fun conversation. We listen to music, make stuff and hang. Laid back vibes.

We have
power outlets
big tables to share
smaller tables to isolate your work
a full bar
lots of space

sewing machines
table looms
cutting mats
anything fun

come by!


Vinyasa Yoga with Julie Shore @ 95 Empire Dance Studio
Dec 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.

Open Level Modern Dance @ 95 Empire Dance Studio
Dec 3 @ 6:30 pm – 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.

Kintaan, Insect Ark, Queen Elephantine, and Gold & Silver @ AS220
Dec 3 @ 9:00 pm – Dec 4 @ 1:00 am
poster designed by Louie Montoya

poster designed by Louie Montoya


















Insect Ark – NYC. (Mem. Bee & Flower, M. Gira’s Angels of Light)

Queen Elephantine

Gold & Silver (Mem. of Elder)

Free Speech Thursdays Presents: Providence Poetry Slam @ AS220
Dec 4 @ 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


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.


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.

Live Bait: Cracks, Holes and Openings @ 95 Empire Black Box
Dec 5 @ 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

December Gallery Openings
Dec 6 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm


IN THE GALLERIES | December 6-27, 2014
opening reception December 6th, 5-7 p.m.

@ 93 Mathewson St.
AS220 Project Space
Where Are We Going?
New Work by Julia Gandrud
The Reading Room
Willard St.
New Paintings by Michelle Benoit

@ 115 Empire St.
AS220 Main Gallery
100 Ways an Old Artist Can Die
John Kotula & Pop Icon, Munko McFunko, Wayne Quackenbush, Casey Weibust, Raymond Beausejour, Mariellen Dodge, Davey Langworthy, Debby Drew, Ariel Rose Bodman, Amber Kelley Collins, Janice Bray, Jesse Golding, Greg Barnes, Jill McLaughlin, Peter Harvey, Ricky Gagnon, Em Flynn, Natalie Squillante, Stephen Brownell and others.

@95 Empire St. fl. 2
Chairs, Drawings and Posters by Carl Dunn