Intermediate/Advanced Modern Dance @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Jul 6 @ 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.

From Scratch: A Works in Process Night @ AS220's Blackbox
Jul 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
From Scratch: A Works in Process Night @ AS220's Blackbox
FROM SCRATCH is a series of work in progress sharings. Theatre and performance makers from the local community will ‘scratch’ their work and audiences are invited to be a part of its development. The evening will feature new and innovative artists making performance-based work in Providence, Rhode Island, and beyond and encourage feedback direct from audiences to shape new work.
Featuring New Work by Leann Heath and Amy Lee Connell, and more!
AS220 Blackbox
Free for Brown and RISD students
Stretch & Strength @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Jul 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Stretch & Strength with Angie Hartley // Tuesdays @ 12-1pm // $5 drop-in

This one hour fitness class brings the joy of aerobic dance movement to athletic training.  Using the fundamentals of Pilates, yoga and dance, this class promises a total body workout to build long, lean muscles and increase flexibility. Only $5 for an hour of small group training every Tuesday this summer. All fitness levels welcome! Leave your sneakers at the door!

Angie Hartley is a dancer, teacher and runner.  She is a graduate of Keene State College’s Theater and Dance Program where she studied under William Seigh, Marcia Murdock and Candice Salyers.  Angie twice attended the American Dance Festival where she performed for Ming-Lung Yang, Roger Belman and Mark Dendy.  While working as an English teacher in South Korea, Angie led community groups in movement at the Gwangju International Center.  Currently, Ms. Hartley works with teens at an international education center in Providence.  She has been working with the South Coast Dance Membership and with Jessica Howard at the Heron Studio.

photo Relja Kojik

photo Relja Kojik

Open Life Drawing @ AS220
Jul 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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

We are always looking for new models, please inquire at:

Intermediate Ballet w/ Danielle Davidson @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Jul 7 @ 7:15 pm – 8:45 pm

Intermediate Ballet with Danielle Davidson// Tuesdays @ 7:15-8:45pm // $13 per class; $60 for 6 classes

Foster or build on your love of movement in this fun and energetic ballet class. This class will introduce a more advanced classical  vocabulary, while allowing dancers to recognize their own individuality and body mobility. Focus will be on coordination, placement and fluidity. At the barre,  we will  warm-up thoroughly and tackle the classical technique with accuracy and precision, while the center floor exercises will focus on simplicity, efficiency and travelling through space. Musicality will be emphasized along with balance, stamina and the strengthening of the body core. This class will develop your technique as well as your means of self-expression!

Danielle Davidson is an independent dance artist, choreographer and educator currently working in Providence, Boston and Montreal. She was trained at  L’Ecole Superieure de Ballet du Quebec. Her professional career began upon graduation with Le Jeune Ballet, where she had the opportunity to tour Europe and North America, performing in new works by Thierry Malandain/Biarritz, Jean-Grand Maitre/Alberta Ballet and repertory by George Balanchine, Roland Petit, Jean Louis Morin/Martha Graham Company and Brian Macdonald. Danielle has since performed  with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, The Banff Festival Company, Opera Ontario, AmpleMan Danse, Debra Brown, Productions Fila 13/Lina Cruz, Prometheus Dance Company and Zoé Dance. Danielle is also a freelance choreographer and has been commissioned to create works for  FDanse, SBDC, Endicott College and Brown University’s repertory dance company, to name a few. She is recipient of le 1er Prix du Jury from Le Festival International de Danse Encore. Danielle has been teaching classical ballet and contemporary/post-modern dance since 2002.



OPEN Sewing Circle * a night of making things * @ Psychic Readings
Jul 7 @ 9:00 pm – 11:30 pm


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!


The WOMPS, Sexy Coyote, Hot Letter, Mummer Cycle, and NO/HUGS @ AS220 Main Stage
Jul 7 @ 9:30 pm – Jul 8 @ 1:00 am
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Hot Letter’s shows run the gamut of rock hits to tight and inspiring original music. The bands live energy lights up any room and frequently has the crowd on their feet all night long!
Vinyasa Yoga with Julie Shore @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Jul 8 @ 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.

Julie Shore is an experienced and dedicated yoga practitioner with a passion for teaching. A California native, she has called Providence home since 2009, moving here after completing her BA at Bard College. She received her training from Eyes of the World Yoga Center and continues to deepen her studies as she builds her teaching practice. Yoga has continued to be a source of strength and insight in Julie’s life. Her classes translate a technical knowledge of vinyasa asana, with underpinnings of yogic philosophy which point to developing mindfulness and compassionate awareness.


Introduction to Mat Cutting @ AS220 Media Arts
Jul 8 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm


Wednesday, July 8, 6-9pm

Cost: $65

Artists and art lovers with a desire to learn how to frame should attend this new workshop! This day serves as an introduction to the world of DIY framing. We’ll cover how take accurate measurements, hand cut four-ply mats, and give an overview of archival art mounting practices from hinging to floating. Expect conversations on presentation, design and how to incorporate these elements into one’s artistic practice, and/or art collection.

Take home two matted pieces and a clearer understanding of archival materials and terminology.

Required Materials

We will provide:

  • linen tape or photo corners
  • white museum matboard up to 16”x20” for art no larger than 12”x16”
  • acid free foam core for backing
  • utility blades
  • an assortment of museum matboard in various colors for paper backed and rag mats in smaller sizes (9”x12” or less).


Students should bring :

  • two pieces of art 12”x16” or lower. If it’s bigger or if you know you want something specific (i.e. not the white matboard provided) you will need to bring your own full sheet (32”x40”).
  • pencil and white eraser
  • ruler and right angle tool (optional)
  • utility blade or exacto and cutting mat (optional)

IMG_9874Instructor: Francesca Caruso
“There are many ways in which picture framing has been made inaccessible to artists/art lovers both financially and in traditions surrounding limited visibility of process. Framing is a very concrete and straightforward skill/trade that is innately riddled with lots of imperfection and problem solving, no matter how experienced the framer. It will try your patience, and always take longer than you think. There are many different styles of framing, from white glove/museum, to production framing to DIY. I have worked in a variety of ways it is important to acknowledge that there are many ways to do the same thing. As a working artist, DIY framing is the closest hitting to home for me and I am so grateful for the opportunity to teach and provide access for others.”

Open Level Modern Dance @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Jul 8 @ 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 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.

Cookie and The Monsters, Allston Police, Black Wool, and Food Court @ AS220 Main Stage
Jul 8 @ 9:00 pm – Jul 9 @ 1:00 am
Persistently reaching beyond sonic boundaries, Black Wool reaches through the spectrum of indie rock, free form jazz, avant-garde, and spoken word; bringing together a wide range of shapes and textures through the subtlety of elusive and often un-metered song structures, dynamic vocal delivery and an embrace toward compositional irregularities, with tendencies toward improvisation– Black Wool emanates light and warmth through pure expression, casting shadows and depth; illuminating perceptions of subconscious thought and emotion.  Black Wool is the artistic demonstration of Providence, Rhode Island based poet, William Keller.
Born and raised in Rockland County, New York. His life has been characterized by movement, new beginnings and the instability associated with change.


Food Court:

Math The Band The Band, Dikembe, The Attending @ AS220 Black Box
Jul 8 @ 9:00 pm – Jul 9 @ 1:00 am
Math The Band The Band
Empire Empire (I Was A Lonely Estate)
The Attending
9pm $10
no pre-sale
Adobe Lightroom CC: Organize, Edit, Export @ AS220 Media Arts
Jul 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Adobe Lightroom CC: Organize, Edit, Export

Thursday, July 9, 6-9pm

Cost: $45

Learn how to organize, edit, and export images with Adobe Lightroom!

We will be covering the basic mechanics of Lightroom as a software package and then also photo editing as an art. They go hand in hand. Lightroom is powerful image editing and managing software that will take your photography to another level if you haven’t been editing your images previously. It can also manage huge libraries of images with ease and keep you organized as you continue to collect more digital images.

Instructor: Matt Celeste

Evening Yoga @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Jul 9 @ 6:15 pm – 7:30 pm
Evening Yoga Yoga with Jamie Arnold // Thursdays @ 6:15-7:30pm // $13 per class; $60 for 6 classes
 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.


Jul 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

RISA presents Songwriters in the Round at AS220

4 Songwriters ~ 4 Rounds ~ All Acoustic ~ All Original


Be a part of the audience, hear some great original music AND help select the theme for next month’s players….

AS220, 115 Empire Street, Providence, RI

$5 admission

7:00 p.m. ’til 8:30 p.m.

INFJ, Foozle, 100%, Tim Woulfe @ Psychic Readings
Jul 9 @ 9:00 pm – Jul 10 @ 1:00 am
King Mind Entertainment Presents: Chris, King Ceasar and Frank Write @ AS220 Main Stage
Jul 9 @ 9:00 pm – Jul 10 @ 1:00 am
Jul 10 @ 9:00 pm – Jul 11 @ 1:00 am
Solo Sexx are 2 fierce, funky female MC’s from Massachusetts who are ready to to get your rusty bones lubricated and yo’ booty out of hibernation! With a fearless sense of humor and a no-holds barred attitude, Solo Sexx proves that the alternative to the add-water-and-stir rap chumpitude is funkier, fresher, and just plain sexxier than ever before.
Boltcutter (Riley Bradway) is an electronic musician and DJ based in Providence, RI. Citing influence from artists like Culprate, Death Grips, Queens of the Stone Age, and George Harrison (just to name a few), Boltcutter’s genre-spanning productions derive elements of rock, metal, and experimental music to create a synthetic blend of meaty basslines, soaring synthesizers, and earth-shaking drums. With releases on several record labels and international spins on FM and internet radio, it’s easy to see why Boltcutter’s music is quickly spreading throughout the United States and all over the world.
A Discordian rap star who balances the world on his hatred of the mundane.  He’s also a songwriter/rapper/producer/performer/poet type of person who does things, and hopes that you like them or that you dislike them in such a way that it will bring you pleasure.
Marshall “Gripp” Gillson is a nerd by day and a rapper/poet by day also. He was born in Providence, RI and is a graduate of Morehouse College. He has released three independent LPs. The most recent, “Head In The Cloud” is available on many major digital music stores. In his spare time, he enjoys arguing, pontificating, and writing biographies in the third person.
Starts at 9pm
love sexx and danger ♥
Special Friday Night Improv Jones @ AS220 Black Box
Jul 10 @ 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The best improv comedy you can find.
A special Friday at 10:00.
95 Empire
Downtown Providence Rhode Island.
Tickets available at the door for only $5.00.

Traditional Irish Music Session @ AS220 Bar & FOO(D)
Jul 11 @ 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!

Thank you for your support

Thanks so much for your support!

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.


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.


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.