Traditional Irish Music Session @ AS220 Bar & FOO(D)
Feb 25 @ 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!

A Furtive Movement: The Use of Farce by Vatic Kuumba
Feb 25 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
A Furtive Movement: The Use of Farce by Vatic Kuumba

Furtive Movement is a term used to justify the use of force

          We are using farce to brainstorm a way out of the shadows.  A Furtive Movement Act 1: The Use of Farce is set in an alternate future that parallels our present. 1000+  people killed by police every year.  The story is told from the perspective of one of the counted victims of the state. The death of the narrator inspired protest riots and the formation of  a  black billionaire Super PAC that funnels dark money to radical community building organizations of color.

         The first project grants to be awarded go to a West African self help guru, a girl scout troop that gives belts to thugs, the manufacturer of bulletproof hoodies, a documentarian obsessed with showing the life and death of a victim of police violence.

The strain of an oppressive state threatens The union of one dark and lonesome soul to another jeopardizing those rare bonds in the years where your self is found.

They love each other but she is a blooming professional and he is a traumatized shut in. Using a spell from a celebrity sorceress, the woman attempts to heal the man.

Is there a therapy for society. Can the infrastructure stand and be repurposed or does is all need to burned and be rebuilt with altered intention?

April 17-18 and April 24-25, 7 PM

April 19 and 26th, 2 PM

$20 tickets, $10 student and low income tickets.  Free for Brown and RISD Students with ID.


Vatic Kuumba  (Playwright/Producer)

Ron Lewis (Director)

DS Kinsel (Set Design)

Funmilayo Aileru (Video and Graphic Artist)

Ryan Alves  (Illustration/Projections)

Alex Ruiz (Lights)



Yemi Owojori- Omisore

Esteban Coronado

Muggs fogarty

Marshal Gilson

Pheonyx williams

Christopher Johnson

Becky Bass

Delbert Collins

Elyssa Perez

King Lyric

Kid Mountain, The Deadly Desert (Album Release Show), Aloud, and The Adjuncts @ AS220 Main Stage
Feb 25 @ 9:00 pm – Feb 26 @ 1:00 am


On February 25th pop act The Deadly Desert will be celebrating the release of their debut album Poor Me and the Pity Party regretfully present Depress Yourself: A Parody of our Profound Sadness at AS220 with:

Kid Mountain

Alternative psychedelic dream pop rock & roll.


Rock n’ soul from Boston that’s cooler than the other side of the pillow.

The Adjuncts

A punk trio with a plethora of energy and enthusiasm.

You can stream and purchase The Deadly Desert’s debut release via their Bandcamp page here:

All Ages

Core Workout with Daniel Shea @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Feb 26 @ 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
Feb 26 @ 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.


More Than Melanin Presents: Black History Game Day @ AS220 Main Stage
Feb 26 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Enduser, Shitmat, State Vector Collapse, Kurt Snell, and Darryl Hell @ AS220 Main Stage
Feb 26 @ 9:00 pm – Feb 27 @ 1:00 am


from the MONSTERS OF MASHUP tour

]]]] END.USER [Los Angeles, CA]
]]]]]]]] breakcore, drum and bass, other

]]]] SHITMAT [Bristol, UK]
]]]]]]]] breakcore, jungle, mashups, other

— with —

]]]]]]]] breakcore, noise, other

]]]] DJ DARRYL HELL [Brooklyn NY]
]]]]]]]] turntablism, drums and noise

]]]] KURT SNELL (a.k.a. REVERSE ENGINEERING) [Providence, RI]
]]]]]]]] industrial, ebm, modular synthesis

]]]]]]]] projections and your host

]]]] Plus more surprises at the start of the show
]]]]]]]] GET THERE EARLY!!!

]]]]]]]]]]]]] this is the night after another no filler show also happening in Providence, making this a weekend as worthy of travelling as a two day festival. See

NOTE: Order artists are listed in does not reflect order of performance. As always for Voidstar Productions shows, there will be something that you won’t want to miss at the beginning of the night and there is nothing to miss on this line up.

Breakcore, turntablism, video art, noise, industrial and more.

More info to come.

No parking on the dance floor!

Intermediate/Advanced Modern Dance @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Feb 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Intermediate/Advanced Modern Dance with Shannon Norquist// Mondays @6:30-8:00pm // $13 per class; $60 for 6 classes 

The Intermediate/Advanced Modern class will focus on movement that has been informed by the many voices of my artistic journey.  Among the loudest voices are Della Cowall, Stephanie Stanford-Shaw, Deb Meunier, Betsy Miller and Jessika Davis.  Dance should accomplish a few discrete objectives:  Beauty, Community and Strength.  Class will move toward these goals through traditional modern dance floorwork, phrases and travelling in space as well as improvisational techniques.  My hope is that dancers will leave the studio feeling greater beauty, strength and a deeper sense of connectedness to a community, perhaps even to their own stories.

Wolfstuff Presents “FREE MONDAYS”: Tall Tall Trees w/ Z-Boys & Nova @ AS220 Main Stage
Feb 27 @ 8:30 pm – Feb 28 @ 1:00 am


Brooklyn’s Mike Savino returns with his dynamic banjo-driven project Tall Tall Trees, along with the virtuosic local rippers Z-Boys and Roz (Rice Cakes) Raskin’s new solo project Nova.


Hatha Yoga w/ Angie Hartley @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Feb 28 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

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

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 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Open Life Drawing – Drop-in: 6pm-8:30pm – $7
Bring your own drawing materials, we supply seats and model.

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

Intermediate Ballet @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Feb 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Intermediate Ballet // 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.



NOX, Wax On, and The Leaky Roofs @ AS220 Main Stage
Feb 28 @ 9:30 pm – Mar 1 @ 1:00 am
Vinyasa Yoga with Julie Shore @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Mar 1 @ 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.


Community Live Arts Residency First Look: Work-in-Progress screening of Echo + Narcissus
Mar 1 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm



First Look:  Work-in-Progress screening of Echo + Narcissus

Echo + Narcissus is a new dance film, directed by Andy Russ, in collaboration with poet Laura Brown Lavoie, Doppelgänger Dance Collective, and students from the Jacqueline M Walsh School for the Arts.  Drawing inspiration from the ancient Roman myth, the film is a surrealist reflection on contemporary issues of self image, social media, and the lure of beauty.

This project was initiated as part of AS220’s Community Live Arts Residency.

Funding provided in part by a grant from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, through an appropriation by the Rhode Island General Assembly, a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and private funders.


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Open Level Modern Dance @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Mar 1 @ 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.

Drew Christensen, Jim Beaver, Russ Conners, and Matt Smith @ AS220 Main Stage
Mar 1 @ 9:00 pm – Mar 2 @ 1:00 am

Drew Christensen:
Drew Christensen is a singer-songwriter out of Cumberland, Rhode Island who has been playing in and around the Providence area over the past few years. Expect a wide range of dynamics throughout his performance and within each song. Intricate guitar work, looped/layered instrumentation, and building vocals all contribute to the  raw rock sound. He is currently working on recording his first full album and hopes to release this later in 2017.

Matt Smith:
Matt Smith is an American singer-songwriter from Providence, Rhode Island. Influcenced by pop/rock/folk he has a simple, working class approach to song writing. Live performances are entertaining, energetic, and inconsistent. All songs Made in USA.

Jim Beaver:

Jim Beaver is the former front-man of the Philadelphia indie-rock trio The Sheep, and folk roots group Blueberry Magee.  He was a finalist for WXPN World Café’s Philly Rising: Best of Philly competition and the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival Songwriter Showcase.  After a hiatus, he has recently begun playing again in Providence, songs that blend humor, rock’n’roll, and blues, and the adventures of a the Moon Man.

Russ Connors:

He is a singer/songwriter out of Massachusetts who’s music is a blend of Folk, Country and Americana influences. His most recent album is “The Way To Bein’ Old”, which can be found online at


Prime Action @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Mar 2 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Prime Action // Thursdays @6:30-8:00pm // $13 per class; $60 for 6 classes

Prime Action is a contemporary form based in African Diasporic and modern dance traditions that work towards enlivening a presence of be-ing in the body. The class incorporates floor work to develop an agile and responsive central column through the activation and articulation of the pelvis, torso (spine/rib cage), neck and head. Standing center focuses on the coordination and strengthening of the extremities with exercises for the hands and arms, legs and feet. Traveling work integrates various elements of floor and center work with progressive movements, phrases, and improvisational explorations. Finally, Phrase work brings together all technical components into choreographic phrase work that encourages mind/body/spirit expressivity.

The Manton Avenue Project Presents The Favorite Book Plays @ AS220's Blackbox
Mar 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Manton Avenue Project Presents The Favorite Book Plays @ AS220's Blackbox | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

Once Upon a Time: the favorite book plays! is the culminating production of The Manton Avenue Project’s Play-It-Again program, an afterschool playwriting course for fourth- and fifth-graders. Ten young playwrights have each written a play inspired by their favorite books and literary characters. Join us as we explore the books that have had the greatest impact on our students’ lives. The Manton Avenue Project seeks to nurture the unique potential of Olneyville’s young people by unleashing their creative voices and uniting them with adult artists to create original theatre.

Tickets are pay-what-you-can at the door and will be available on Eventbrite.


For more information, go to:


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

Welcome to the Providence Poetry Slam! Our shows are at AS220 (115 Empire St.) on the first and third Thursday of every month (except August). Sign-up at 7:15, show starts at 8pm sharp! Don’t be late!

FIRST THURSDAYS: All-ages slam, feature, and open mic. $5 admission.
THIRD THURSDAYS: Youth slam (Sept—May), feature, and open mic. $5 admission. ($1 for 19 and under)

First and third Thursdays at 6pm at New Urban Arts (705 Westminster)