Calendar

Feb
12
Fri
Sticky Stories III: Sexual Confessions and Awkward Adventures @ AS220 Main Stage
Feb 12 @ 8:45 pm – 11:30 pm

Sticky Stories III: Sexual Confessions and Awkward Adventures is bringing back all those awkward memories! The Center for Sexual Pleasure & Health’s 3rd annual Sticky Stories is comedic community story-telling event, designed to create a space for participants to share hilarious stories from childhood or adolescence (or now if life is particularly amusing and ridiculous). We look forward to showcasing sticky stories about wet dreams, awkward crushes, embarrassing love letters, coming out stories, sexual debuts, locker room horror stories, menstruation disasters, or what folks thought sex was before they knew what sex was and more!

Online tickets available in tiered costs of $10, $15, and $20.
Tickets will also be sold at the door, at the same costs.

Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sticky-stories-iii-sexual-confessions-awkward-adventures-tickets-20532602567

Feb
13
Sat
Intro to Audio Recording @ AS220 Media Arts
Feb 13 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm


Saturdays, February 13, 20, 27,
 $120

Instructor: Brett Lehrman

Learn the process and production involved with audio technology for various media and musical applications. In the workshop, we will explore the recording process in the audio lab at AS220, which is available for public use upon completion of this workshop. Participants in this workshop will complete a basic audio project and present it at the end of the final session.

This workshop is for musicians, audio enthusiast, media artists, and anyone looking to acquire the necessary skills for making audio creations. This course balances theoretical concepts with practical techniques to help you approach your future projects.

Register here: http://shop.as220.org/products/audio

Romp of Otters Presents: A Pot Luck and Play Reading @ AS220's Blackbox
Feb 13 @ 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Romp of Otters Presents: A Pot Luck and Play Reading @ AS220's Blackbox

Saturday, 2/13, 12pm

Potlucks + Play Readings

hosted by B/T Interruptors

 

Kicking off a biweekly, roaming play reading series of works by playwrights of color starting with Jackie Sibbles-Drury ‘s We are Proud to Present About the Herero of Namibia Formerly Known as Southwest Africa, From the German Sudwest Afrika, Between the years 1884-1915. Anyone is welcome to read and everyone is welcome to bring food!

Join us for another week of new works in progress from your favorite rompers! All performances take place at 95 Empire. $3-5 suggested donation or FREE with Brown/RISD student ID.

Romp of Otters [ROO] is Brown University’s Graduate Theater Community.Want to know more about ROO? Check out our website to find out what we’ve done and what we’re up to next: btrompofotters.wordpress.com.
Fab Lab Foundations 2: Introduction to the CNC Router @ AS220 Labs
Feb 13 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Register Here 

This workshop is for anyone interested in using a CNC Router for digital fabrication, specifically the ShopBot machine for computer-controlled cutting and routing. The course covers an introduction to the ShopBot, Computer-Aided Design software to design projects for the machine, creation of 2D tool paths for the machine using PartWorks, and basic machine operation and safety.  You will learn how to safely operate the machine on your own, so that you may use the machine independently after completing the training and signing up for membership.

Our machine is a ShopBot PRS standard 96 with a cutting area of 96″ (x-axis) x 48″ (y-axis) x 6″ (z-axis). The machine is capable of machining 2D parts (profile, pockets, drilling) and making 3D carvings.  This workshop only covers 2D tool paths, not 3D carvings.

This workshop consists of two parts, 1 3-hour instructional session and a followup session on the machine where you run a project on the machine.

Prerequisites
While it’s not mandatory, we strongly encourage students to have experience with vector design. Not familiar with using computers at all? We also offer a basic computer training workshop
Romp of Otters Presents: Hotline by Maurice Decaul @ AS220's Blackbox
Feb 13 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Romp of Otters Presents: Hotline by Maurice Decaul @ AS220's Blackbox

Saturday, 2/13, 3pm

Helpline

by Maurice Decaul, directed by Marcel Antonio Mascaro

 

A short play about a veteran seeking help to quench an anger, a rage, a pain that is truly unquenchable.

Join us for another week of new works in progress from your favorite rompers! All performances take place at 95 Empire. $3-5 suggested donation or FREE with Brown/RISD student ID.

Romp of Otters [ROO] is Brown University’s Graduate Theater Community.Want to know more about ROO? Check out our website to find out what we’ve done and what we’re up to next: btrompofotters.wordpress.com.
Traditional Irish Music Session @ AS220 Bar & FOO(D)
Feb 13 @ 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!

IMPROV IN PROV #9: Stratosphere Giant, Txoka Txoka, Baylies Band, Aurora Dynasty, G.T Arpe, Be The Seen, and Fable Grazer @ AS220 Main Stage
Feb 13 @ 7:00 pm – Feb 14 @ 1:00 am
IMPROV IN PROV #9
Be The Seen
Aurora Dynasty
Romp of Otters Presents: “An Emoticon is A Sign that Something has Shifted” By Lillian Mengesha and Stephanie Miller @ AS220's Blackbox
Feb 13 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Romp of Otters Presents: "An Emoticon is A Sign that Something has Shifted" By Lillian Mengesha and Stephanie Miller @ AS220's Blackbox

Saturday, 2/13, 7:30pm

An Emotion is a Sign That Something Has Shifted

by Lily Mengesha and Stefanie Miller

 

An Emotion is an exploration of attachments to objects, people, and places that are no longer here, or might be someplace else. Like flipping through an old family photo album, we play with the gaps in recollection and the materials that remain. We are building the entryway to somewhere back-forward and over there. 

Join us for another week of new works in progress from your favorite rompers! All performances take place at 95 Empire. $3-5 suggested donation or FREE with Brown/RISD student ID.

Romp of Otters [ROO] is Brown University’s Graduate Theater Community.Want to know more about ROO? Check out our website to find out what we’ve done and what we’re up to next: btrompofotters.wordpress.com.
Feb
14
Sun
Core Workout with Daniel Shea @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Feb 14 @ 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
Feb 14 @ 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 w/ Stephanie Albanese @ 95 Empire Dance Studio
Feb 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

Intermediate Ballet with Stephanie Albanese // Sundays @ 12:00-1:45pm // $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.

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COAAST (Creating Outreach About Addiction Support Together) Presents “Four Legs to Stand On” @ AS220's Blackbox
Feb 14 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
COAAST (Creating Outreach About Addiction Support Together) Presents "Four Legs to Stand On" @ AS220's Blackbox

Four Legs to Stand On
By, Ana Bess Moyer Bell, Maya Hormadaly and Jessica Schroeder

Four Legs to Stand On is a modern American story. All is not well on the home front. Sam, freshly home from his first year at college, finds himself and his family in new, strange territory. Two illnesses are eating away at his family’s foundation. Only cancer is allowed a voice at the dinner table. Substance abuse and addiction are the other maladies. This story exposes the secrecy that shrouds the topic of addiction. Opening up to this problem and highlighting the importance of support and family are the goals and the hope. Through humor and realism contrasted against hypocrisy, this story invites the audience to take a seat at the table. We all need to acknowledge our American struggle with addiction. It is as close as friends and family.

 

Learn more about COAAST here: www.coaast.com
Check out our blog here: www.coaast.com/blog
Find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/coaastri

Free Writer’s Workshop @ Annex Room
Feb 14 @ 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.

Feb
16
Tue
Hatha Yoga w/ Angie Hartley @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Feb 16 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Hatha Yoga with Angie Hartley // Tuesdays @ 5:30-6:30pm // $13 drop-in/ $10 class package

This Hatha style yoga class aims to engage a community through open-level group practice.  Student practitioners should expect to receive clear and specific physical cues, while being encouraged to reach beyond a purely physical experience.  The theme of compassionate self-awareness will be woven into each class, building community through understanding and acceptance of the self.

Photo on 9-1-15 at 12.25 PMAngie Hartley is a yoga practioner, dancer, choreographer and teacher.  She received her BA from Keene State College in Theater and Dance and has since showed work and performed at the American Dance Festival, and in Boston, Providence and South Korea. She is certified to teach elementary school in New Hampshire and Rhode Island and recently completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training at the Kripalu School of Yoga.  She is thrilled to share embodied awareness with movers of all abilities and backgrounds.

Open Life Drawing @ AS220
Feb 16 @ 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: lifedrawing@as220.org

Intermediate Ballet w/ Betsy Miller @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Feb 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Intermediate Ballet with Betsy Miller// Tuesdays @ 7-8:30pm // $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 both clarity and expressivity in your dancing.

Betsy MillerBetsy Miller is a dance artist and educator currently based in Providence, RI. She has trained in the Vaganova, Cecchetti, RAD, and Bournonville styles, and combines elements of each along with a somatic approach to ballet.  Her choreography has been presented in New York, Ohio, Maine, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Texas, and she has received funding from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, the City of Providence Department of Art, Culture + Tourism, The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and The Ohio State University. She has performed with Lostwax Multimedia Dance, Fusionworks Company and shove gently dance, and has recently appeared in works by Kathleen Hermesdorf, Heidi Henderson, Terry Creach, Doug Varone, Pascal Rioult, Rose Pasquarello Beauchamp, Rachel Boggia, Stephanie Turner, and Deb Meunier. Betsy serves as the Dance Coordinator of AS220. She is on faculty at Providence College, Dean College, and AS220, and regularly teaches as a guest artist throughout New England and beyond. Betsy holds an MFA in Dance from The Ohio State University and a BA in Dance from Connecticut College.

 

 

NEUTRINOS//TIMECOP BEACH PARTY//LITTLE TOMB//FOOD COURT @ AS220 Main Stage
Feb 16 @ 9:30 pm – Feb 17 @ 1:00 am

CHECK YOURSELF PRESENTS

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2/16/16
AS220 9pm
$5

NEUTRINOS
(http://www.facebook.com/LosNeutrinos)
Surfy Garage rock from Ye Olde Attleboro

LITTLE TOMB
(http://youtu.be/mccVPOmJLMc)
NOT a surf band. Resin caked psych-doom.

TIMECOP BEACH PARTY
(http://timecopbeachparty.bandcamp.com/)
Intergalactic crime fighting trio. Boogie boarders beware.

Food Court
(https://foodcollective.bandcamp.com/track/dog)
Youngbloods playing lo-fi indie jammers

respect the space//respect each other

Feb
17
Wed
Vinyasa Yoga with Julie Shore @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Feb 17 @ 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.

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Open Level Modern Dance @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Feb 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Open Level Modern Dance with Katie McNamara & Olase Freeman// 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! 

04_FleetingThoughts_4OlaseJessicaOlase Freeman (BA Wesleyan University 1994, MFA UWM 2011) presently involved in an extended residency called “fatherhood”, lives in Rhode Island with his partner Kathryn McNamara.  A partial list of the companies he has worked with include the Richard Bull Dance Theater, Jane Comfort & Co., Creach/Dance, Marlies Yearby’s Movin’ Spirits Theater, Headlong Dance Theater, and Leah Stein Dance Company.  Olase’s choreographic work has been performed in such diverse venues as The Brooklyn Arts Exchange (BAX), Movement Research at Judson Church, Link’s Hall (Chicago), the Cunningham Studio, Joyce/Soho, Dixon Place, Thelma Hill (Long Island University), the Philadelphia Fringe Festival (2002), as well as RIIPN/Cheek-to-Cheek and American Dance Legacy Institute (Brown University).  As a teacher, in addition to being on faculty of Rhode Island College from 2008-2010, as well as Muhlenberg College in 2011-2012, Olase has conducted residencies and taught classes at the Firkin Crane (Cork City, Ireland), Curitiba and Londrina (Brazil), Congresso Internacional de Danza a nivel Baja California, Mexico, Western Wyoming Community College, the DanceCenter at Columbia College (Chicago), SUNY Brockport, Hobart/William Smith College, Link’s Hall (Chicago), CalState San Marcos, Sushi Performance Inc. (San Diego), Mountlake Terrace Recreation Pavilion, (Seattle, WA), and University of Montana, Missoula.

KatieMcNamara2Katie 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.

Intro to the Darkroom @ AS220 Media Arts
Feb 17 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
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Artist Danny Floyd working at the Paul Krot Darkroom by Elliot Clapp

Wednesdays, February 17, 24,  7-10 pm  Cost; $120

Register here: http://shop.as220.org/products/intro-darkroom

Learn through a hand-on introduction to traditional black and white photo printing at the Paul Krot Darkroom. Students should bring two rolls of exposed film to class to develop. The cost of the workshop includes a material fee of $20 consisting of  film, five sheets of RC paper, and chemistry.

Note: This workshop goes over using the darkroom only. If you would like to learn using 35mm camera, enroll in the Intro to the 35mm workshop the week before this one.

 Instructor: Sam Thompson 

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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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