Laurie Amat, Brian 4 Ever, Paper Balls w/ David Grollman, Lucio Menegon and Jeff Barsky, + Flandrew Fleisenberg @ AS220 Main Stage
Jul 1 @ 9:00 pm – Jul 2 @ 1:00 am

From Providence and AS220:

Laurie Amat – Rare Unplugged Vocals in the Aborn Room. And then plugging it in again!

Brian 4 Ever – A new and spontaneous performance by the brilliant Brian Folan and?

From NYC: Paper Balls w/ David Grollman, Lucio Menegon and Jeff Barsky

From Philly: Flandrew Fleisenberg

We’ll be soloing, crossing over, from the lovely to the brutal. So different, even WE’LL be surprised!!!
PAPER BALLS is a new improvising trio featuring Jeff Barsky, Lucio Menegon and David Grollman. All three are active in the improvised and composed music scenes in NYC and Washington DC, with groups such as Insect Factory, Blister, Plums, Prehistoric Horse and numerous spontaneous collaborations. From wall-of-sound to mellow deep headspace, this particular twin guitar, snare drum with mild theatrics and special surprise guests adventure will satisfy many abstract desires.

Fleisenberg is a player of objects. Drums only fall peripherally into his spectrum, while he is mostly fascinated in coaxing out the inherent material characters of “mundane things”. These wide manipulations of external implements draw an aural architecture within the performance space as the embodied performer moves within it. Fleisenberg’s movement actions in combination with his material conjuring, creates a discourse inside of a constantly breathing tactile space.

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Lulz! Comedy Night @ AS220 Main Stage
Jul 1 @ 9:00 pm – 11:30 pm

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!

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Evening Yoga @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Jul 2 @ 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.


Free Speech Thursdays Presents: Providence Poetry Slam @ AS220 Main Stage
Jul 2 @ 8:00 pm – 11:30 pm

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.

Skyjelly, Deep Likes, Jarva Land + special appearance by Josh Kemp of Beta Motel @ AS220 Main Stage
Jul 3 @ 9:00 pm – Jul 4 @ 1:00 am
Live Bait:Lucky @ 95 Empire Black Box
Jul 3 @ 10:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Live Bait’s Seven-Year Anniversary Show: “Lucky”

Live Bait considers itself to be very lucky. Lucky to have so many people – friends, family, neighbors, acquaintances and strangers – walk onto its stage and share their stories, share a piece of their souls. Lucky to be still going strong for seven years now. And Live Bait wants to show its appreciation with yet another SPECIAL ANNIVERSARY SHOW! There will be stories. There will be banter. There will be music. And streamers. And yes, there will be cake! How lucky can you get?

And with this in mind, the theme for July is “Lucky.”

If you have a true story that in any way, shape or form fits July’s theme, 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. And eat cake!

Live Bait is hosted by Phil Goldman, with banter, musical accompaniment and monthly theme song by Jerry “The Professor” Gregoire.


10:00pm Friday, July 3rd, 2014

Tickets $7.00 – no reservations taken

95 Empire Black Box,

95 Empire Street,

Providence, RI

(401) 489-2555 for more information

AS220 Main Stage + Gallery + Foo(d) & Drink CLOSED for Holiday
Jul 4 all-day
Core Workout with Daniel Shea @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Jul 5 @ 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
Jul 5 @ 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 w/ Stephanie Albanese @ 95 Empire Dance Studio
Jul 5 @ 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.


THE EMPIRE REVUE – The Literature Show @ AS220 Main Stage
Jul 5 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

NINE YEARS! We can’t believe it either; we don’t think we look a day over 7.

We’re celebrating our birthday in style, with a DELUXE show! AS220’s Foo(d) will be OPEN! We will have an intermission! There will be so many wonderful sights, sounds, smells, tastes, and feelings, you won’t know what hit you!

We’re reprising favorite sketches and songs and will have plenty of surprises in store for you!

Get your tickets in advance at

Don’t miss the biggest party of the summer!!

Seriously you really don’t want to miss this. Like honestly, if you miss it you will probably be filled with regret the rest of the summer.

Our special guests will include
musicians David Rabinow and Pete Avitable
comics Rick Canavan and Phoebe Angle
Denise Bracken Moffat

Keep checking back to see who else will be joining us!

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.”

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.