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Mar
4
Wed
Lulz! Comedy Night hosted by Randy Bush @ AS220 Main Stage
Mar 4 @ 8:30 pm – 11:45 pm

We’re baaaaaccccckkkkkkkkk!!!!

Come see these awesome folks make funny funny laugh laughy timez.

Shawn Carter
John Paul Rivera
Jonathan Wisehart

$6 at the door


Come on out to LuLz! Comedy Night at AS220 on 5/7! Hosted as always by Randy Bush.

Doors at 8:30pm and Show at 9pm-ish
$6 at the door!

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

Mar
5
Thu
Evening Yoga @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Mar 5 @ 6:15 pm – 7:30 pm
Evening Yoga Yoga with Jamie Arnold // Thursdays @ 6:15-7:30pm // $13 per class; $60 for 6 classes
March is 2 for 1 Thursdays! Bring a pal and split the cost of class!
Class incorporates a seated centering and focus on breath connection which then leads to a gentle warm-up of the spine. After moving the spine in multiple directions, we will easily make our way to being on hands and feet and eventually flow through a simplified series of sun salutations to get the body warm. We will then explore balance postures, twists and back strengthening exercises and eventually make our way back to the floor for more restorative poses leading to savasana.

Jamie Arnold is a local yoga educator and performing artist. She has been teaching a regular gentle flow class at the East Side YMCA for 2.5 years and has taught yoga in some way shape or form through Squam Art Workshops, Now Yoga & Fitness, Fight2Fitness, Om Kids, Rhode Runner, Studio Exhale and AS220. Jamie received her 200 hour yoga teaching certification in the winter of 2012 through the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Stockbridge, MA. For Jamie, yoga has helped her to truly be in the present moment, let go of stress and feel like weight has been lifted from her body.

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Free Speech Thursdays Presents: Providence Poetry Slam @ AS220 Main Stage
Mar 5 @ 8:00 pm – 11:30 pm

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.

Hurt (tour kickoff), Meateater (Boston), V-Sect @ Psychic Readings
Mar 5 @ 9:00 pm – Mar 6 @ 1:00 am

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9pm, $5, all ages

THE (HURT) ENSEMBLE- sad boy brigade, tour kickoff
http://hurtensemble.bandcamp.com/

MEATEATER- new Boston noisy punk
https://meatmeateater.bandcamp.com/

V-SECT- local hardcore junkies, not Barnswallow
https://v-sect.bandcamp.com/releases

presented by RECLUSIVE BOOKING
reclusivebooking@gmail.com

Mar
6
Fri
TOPDOG/UNDERDOG by Suzan-Lori Parks presented by Counter-Productions Theatre Company
Mar 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
TOPDOG/UNDERDOG by Suzan-Lori Parks presented by Counter-Productions Theatre Company

Topdog/Underdog is a biting exploration of broken families and sibling rivalry. The play tells the story of Lincoln and Booth, two brothers whose names were given to them as a joke, foretelling a lifetime of co-dependency and resentment. Haunted by the past, the brothers are forced to confront the shattering reality of their future. Directed by Ted Clement, the play features actor/playwright David Valentin as Lincoln and spoken word artist Rudy Rudacious as Booth. This brutally honest tale of poverty and alienation was awarded the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for a distinguished play by an American author. It is widely regarded as playwright Suzan-Lori Parks’ most beloved work.

https://www.facebook.com/events/336512793211203/?pnref=story

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1243293

Armageddon Shop Presents: ELDER (record release), MOS GENERATOR, MAGIC CIRCLE @ AS220 Main Stage
Mar 6 @ 9:00 pm – Mar 7 @ 1:00 am

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ARMAGEDDON SHOP PRESENTS
an Armageddon Shop Special Event with:

ELDER
Local Psychedelic Heavy Rock
https://www.facebook.com/elderofficial

MOS GENERATOR
Washinton State Heavy Rock Veterans
https://www.facebook.com/MosGenerator

MAGIC CIRCLE
Local Traditional Heavy Riff Metal
http://youtu.be/o-5RdDRZOoQ

Friday March 6th
9PM
$10 at the door
All Ages / Drink w valid ID

Live Bait: Kitchen @ 95 Empire Black Box
Mar 6 @ 10:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Kitchen

“Live Bait: True Stories From Real People” is proud to announce a special show in conjunction with the RI Community Food Bank for the month of March. The format of the show will be the same as always, people from all walks of life coming up on stage and telling their funny, horrifying, edifying, enlightening, epic and true stories, based on a theme, in six minutes or less. But this month, Live Bait will be hosting a food drive to benefit the hungry people of RI (apropos of March’s theme, “Kitchen.”)

Bring your canned goods, your dry food to Live Bait on Friday, March 6th and receive a discounted admission of only $5.00! Good stories and good deeds. It’s win-win! Not sure what to donate? Simply go to www.rifoodbank.org and click on Donate Food. It’s all there.

If you have a true story that in any way, shape or form fits March’s theme, “Kitchen” come to Live Bait, put your name in the fishbowl and, when your name is called, tell it. Remember: 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: TRUE STORIES FROM REAL PEOPLE

10:00pm Friday, March 6th, 2014

Tickets $7.00 – no reservations taken

$5.00 with a Food Donation

95 Empire Black Box,

95 Empire Street,

Providence, RI

(401) 489-2555 for more information

Mar
7
Sat
Intro to Letterpress @ AS220 Printshop
Mar 7 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Date: Saturdays, March 7, 14, 21; 10am-2pm
Instructor: Lois Harada

This course provides a basic introduction to letterpress. Participants learn to ink the press, adjust pressure, adjust roller height, register and feed a sheet of paper, make an impression and then clean the press. Create and use polymer plates in combination with metal movable type to create your own vision in letterpressed embossment.

Register Herehttp://shop.as220.org/products/intro-to-letterpress

Traditional Irish Music Session @ AS220 Bar & FOO(D)
Mar 7 @ 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!

MARCH GALLERY OPENINGS @ AS220
Mar 7 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

IN THE GALLERIES | MARCH 7-28, 2015
opening reception | March 7th, 5-7 p.m
The AS220 Galleries highlights ceramic works by local, national and international artist in conjunction with NCECA’s 49th annual conference in Providence RI

@ 115 Empire St.
AS220 Main Gallery
Providence Prints
In the spirit of the experimental nature of Rhode Island, Providence Prints is an exploration of the rich print making culture of providence that pairs print makers and ceramic artists.
David Allyn, Xandr Marro, Nidal Fakhouri, Muffy Brandt, Joan Wyand, Harrison Bucy, Meredith Stern, Larry Bush

THE CABINET OF CURIOSITIES
Transparency of Belief
recent sculptures by Theodor Kropf

@ 93 Mathewson St.
AS220 Project Space
Becoming
A collaborative installation into a fevered feral dream of initiation, transitional states, and new ways of telling the oldest stories featuring ceramic work by Younger and illustrations by Loundy
Installation and Prints by Meredith Younger and Eric Loundy

AS220 Reading Room
Potter’s for Peace Silent Auction
PFP, established 1986, has improved thousands of traditional potters’ lives. Since 1998, fifty factories in thirty-five countries have produced potable water for 25 million people through PFP’s simple clay filter.
featuring work donated by
Joe Bennion, Steve Branfman, Jeff Branford,Steve Briggs, Peter Chartrand, Linda Christianson, James Connell, Guillermo Cuellar, Kris Darby, Willi Eggerman, John Glick, Chris Gustin, Haddie Hadachek, Don Hall, Doug Hanson, Rick Hintze, Barbara Hoffman, Peter Karner, Simon Levin, Suze Lindsay, Warren MacKenzie, Rafael Malferrari, Jeff Noska, Richard Notkin, Hiroshi Ogawa,  Patty Osborn, Lisa Orr, Barbara Reinhart, Mika Seeger, Linda Sikora, Marlynn Schumacher, Wally Schwab, Amy Smith, Peter & Sue Stark, Thea Tennenbaum, Jack Troy, Penny Truitt, Rita Vali, Natalie Warrens, and Gerry Williams…plus many pieces by Nicaraguan potters.

@95 Empire St.
Psychic Annex | Aborn Gallery
The cord between these two very different artists passes through the ground beneath their feet, their forms and perceptions articulated in the language of the subtle Earth; inert, yet not.
Terra Firma
Ceramic Work by Ashwini Bhat and Sharbani Das Gupta

@ 131 Washington St.
ongoing
AS220 Resident Gallery
Time Will Tell
New Work by Doug Breault
paintings, and photographic collages

TOPDOG/UNDERDOG by Suzan-Lori Parks presented by Counter-Productions Theatre Company
Mar 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
TOPDOG/UNDERDOG by Suzan-Lori Parks presented by Counter-Productions Theatre Company

Topdog/Underdog is a biting exploration of broken families and sibling rivalry. The play tells the story of Lincoln and Booth, two brothers whose names were given to them as a joke, foretelling a lifetime of co-dependency and resentment. Haunted by the past, the brothers are forced to confront the shattering reality of their future. Directed by Ted Clement, the play features actor/playwright David Valentin as Lincoln and spoken word artist Rudy Rudacious as Booth. This brutally honest tale of poverty and alienation was awarded the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for a distinguished play by an American author. It is widely regarded as playwright Suzan-Lori Parks’ most beloved work.

https://www.facebook.com/events/336512793211203/?pnref=story

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1243293

Top 5 Fiend Presents: Forest Fires, Wild Sun, Jose Oyola & The Astronauts, Cats Have Claws @ AS220 Main Stage
Mar 7 @ 9:00 pm – Mar 8 @ 1:00 am
Improv Jones @ AS220 Black Box
Mar 7 @ 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.

Mar
8
Sun
Core Workout with Daniel Shea @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Mar 8 @ 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 @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Mar 8 @ 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
Mar 8 @ 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.

TOPDOG/UNDERDOG by Suzan-Lori Parks presented by Counter-Productions Theatre Company
Mar 8 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
TOPDOG/UNDERDOG by Suzan-Lori Parks presented by Counter-Productions Theatre Company

Topdog/Underdog is a biting exploration of broken families and sibling rivalry. The play tells the story of Lincoln and Booth, two brothers whose names were given to them as a joke, foretelling a lifetime of co-dependency and resentment. Haunted by the past, the brothers are forced to confront the shattering reality of their future. Directed by Ted Clement, the play features actor/playwright David Valentin as Lincoln and spoken word artist Rudy Rudacious as Booth. This brutally honest tale of poverty and alienation was awarded the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for a distinguished play by an American author. It is widely regarded as playwright Suzan-Lori Parks’ most beloved work.

 


https://www.facebook.com/events/336512793211203/?pnref=story

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1243293

Free Writer’s Workshop @ Annex Room
Mar 8 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 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 EMPIE REVUE – THE NATURE SHOW! @ AS220 Main Stage
Mar 8 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
The Empire Revue Presents: The Nature Show!
Unleash your animal instincts with the Sparkling Beatniks! We’ll be letting loose and getting wild in March, coming in with a roar!!
We’ll have guests aplenty, and your host Keith Munslow will be there as always, your guide along this musical comedy safari! He’ll lead the Beatniks and the Superchief Trio through the wilderness of farce and fun!
Tickets available at natureshow.brownpapertickets.com!
Speical guests:
Stand-up comics Will Smalley and Jessie Baade
Funnyguy David Rabinow
Thr3e Live Dance Crew
Singer Mark Cutler
Witness a raft of talented local performers the likes of which you have never seen at Providence’s premiere variety show! The Empire Revuebrings you sketch comedy, improv, musical interludes, burlesque, magic, and general devilment, on the first Sunday of every month.
Mar
9
Mon
Salsa Fitness w/ Mori Granot @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Mar 9 @ 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.

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Live Arts Venues

Main Stage:
The AS220 Main Stage hosts over ten events a week and is a 200 capacity performance venue and gallery space. The venue contains 4 powered main speakers, three monitors, in house compression and efx, projection / dvd capabilities, and a 6 foot screen. A full inventory can be viewed here.  While the Main Stage hosts a wide array of artistic programming, it primarily is used as a concert venue. It is located at 115 Empire Street.

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Black Box:
The Black Box is an extremely versatile 90 capacity performance theatre. It has a surround sound system, Subwoofer, digital projector with 8′ X 12′  screen, and full theatrical lighting. The space focuses on theatrical and dramatic works and encourages users to customize the space to suit the needs of their production. The Black Box is on the first floor of 95 Empire Street.

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Dance Studio:
The dance studio hosts regular dance, yoga, and fitness classes and is available for rental for rehearsals and private instruction. The Dimensions of the marley floored room are  28′ X 42′ and it is equipped with mirrors, ballet barres, an easy to operate sound system and sunlight!

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Psychic Readings:
Psychic Readings is an intimate and mysterious multi-purpose room. It has a capacity of 45, but also has an “Annex Room” which moonlights as an art gallery. Psychic Readings is run in conjunction with the AS220 Artists in Residence on the third floor of the Empire Street building.

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