Kohinoorgasm / Creamer / Diaspoura / La Neve @ Psychic Readings
Jan 16 @ 9:00 pm – Jan 17 @ 12:15 am


KOHINOORGASM: “anti-imperialist pop fairy”

DISASPOURA: “Pop w a homosexual agenda”




ULTIMATE VARIETY TUESDAY: Jeff’s Trippin’ Out (JTO) -=- Teamjacob -=- All Worries -=- Love is United -=- @ AS220 Main Stage
Jan 16 @ 9:00 pm – Jan 17 @ 1:00 am


This fine Tuesday of January 16th, 2018 we shall revel in the eclectic. Bask in the unexpected. Walk in the wild. Roll in the deep!

The fine AS220 tradition of unjuried and uncensored marches on with a night of ULTIMATE VARIETY!!!!

Jeff Trips Out:
First show in over 4 years! A reunion for the ages! These guys really are trippin’ out,

songs written with Twilight in mind and spirit. Like… the famous young adult book and movie series.

All Worries:
Lost to the seclusion of no social media and no one answering emails all worries hasn’t played a show since December 1st 2015, come see why this never should have happened and remember why you go to shows in a digital age. “How does he expect to go anywhere without social media?” -most people “I’ve never heard such honest songs” -someone that never listened to all worries “pitchfork never wrote about him” -rolling stone “do a barrel roll” -Peppy
Love is United
“I will be singing a song to show people the goodness in this world despite all the bad in this world. A hope that inspires people to believe. There is light at the end of the tunnel if you believe.”



Contemporary Dance INT/ADV
Jan 17 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

The Class begins with a set sequence of continuous stretches and articulate movements of the spine and limbs that will allow us to connect with ourselves, our body and its center.We will place focus on breathing to help us warm up, energize and tone the muscles and joints as well as to open awareness of the balanced body and its/our presence in the space. In continuance, we will explore a succession of moves and some traveling exercises to challenge the body to be available and efficient in relationship to one another’s. We will put into action a dynamic-high-energy dance phrase that encompass floor work, technical sequencing and acrobatic body vocabulary, all of which I have acquired through my years of contemporary dance work in Europe.  I am a creative that uses improvisation and explorative formations so the body can articulate one’s sense of character.  My classes always have the aim of growing one’s individual voice through movement and to share it with others.


Gisela Creus has been dancing since the age of nine. She graduated from Company & Company in Barcelona with a professional dance diploma and moved on to Laban Centre in London where she earned her bachelor’s degree with honours in dance-theater.  She has since worked for Moreno Bernardi Dance Company, Cia.Color Dansa, Marie-Gabrielle Roti Productions, Korsnes Kompani and Vbuit. Her collaborative works have always taken an international and interdisciplinary concern, working with artists Clara Bes, Chan Vi, Abrao Vicente, Antonio Da Veiga Rocha, Samuel Diz, Norman Vasseur to name a few. She has presented work as choreographer-performer, individually and collaboratively, such as Hour Cicle, Dust, Dansalona, Black Abyss, On the Road, Dorment, as well as videodance work such as Sombras, Llavors and YZ.

She is one of the founders of NunArt, a creative practices association for artists in Barcelona.  She has been a member of its directive board since it’s inception in 2007.

Recently her pedagogical work has partnered her with Laura Villar, a doctorate candidate. Together they have developed an educational project for pre-professional dancers called AREA-CREA. Gisela has been teaching dance for over 8 years; early on for beginners and now to emerging and professional creatives.  She has recently moved to the United States but will still continue to have an active European presence while contributing to the dance discipline in the US.


Vinyasa Yoga with Julie Shore @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Jan 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.


Geek Dinner! @ AS220 Main Stage
Jan 17 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Arnell Milhouse is a Rhode Island tech influencer and CEO of the CareerDevs Computer Science Academy.  He is also one of the recipients of Rhode Island Innovation’s 2018 “50 on Fire” Award. He’ll be kicking off 2018 for Providence Geeks, along with his partners and co-founders (Miram Ebrahim, Ramey Ebrahim, and Clifton Choiniere) from two new startups that are launching.
CommonConnect is the world’s most powerful networking app for professionals.  In a world where your network is your net worth,  CommonConnect enables you to build your personal “Who’s Who”, by knowing who is who and what they do. CommonConnect is an intuitive and easy to use app that accelerates your ability to find and network with types of individuals you need to know, based on their proximity, profession, industry and more! Search for CommonConnect (CC) on the Apple App Store.
There are hundreds of thousands to millions of people in our vicinity, many of whom we pass by every day.  CommonConnect lets you connect with the right ones.
DonatedTrust is an innovative and ground-breaking blockchain and cryptocurrency humanitarian-aid organization.  The DonatedTrust cryptocurrency and is poised to disrupt how people donate money to charitable causes, natural disasters and acts of domestic and international terror.  It will be the first humanitarian-aid organization that people trust whole-heartedly.  Come find out why and learn about Rhode Island’s first cryptocurrency startup.
It’s a decentralized, autonomous, peer-to-peer, globally distributed humanitarian-aid force multiplier.  Attendees and investors will be able to get in early on the forthcoming DistributedTrust ICO.
The event itself is FREE! Beverages and food are for sale at AS220’s excellent bar and restaurant.
Doors open at 5:30pm. Socializing, eating and drinking up until the 15 min presentation/q&a around 6:30. Afterwards, back to socializing, eating, drinking.
It’s totally casual. Wear whatever, bring whomever, arrive and take off whenever! And don’t worry about eating or not – come famished or full – eating is optional, and frankly, the least of the festivities (that’s not to say the food isn’t good – it’s actually great).
Topics of conversation will vary as they will at any gathering of geeks, but many of us will be talking about start-ups, new devices, innovative business models, 3d printing, interaction design, social computing, digital art, web services, and more! There is Wi-Fi so bring your connected device of choice.
Open Level Modern Dance @ Dance Studio
Jan 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.

Providence Swings Solo Jazz @ AS220 Dance Studio
Jan 17 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Intro to Solo Jazz
Instructors: Becky Zub and Vivian Madrid
Description: Moving well with a partner starts with moving yourself well! This class will introduce solo jazz movement and focus on improving balance, lines, posture, isolations and more.
Holy Roller High, The Phenotypes, Small Talk, and The Way Back @ AS220 Main Stage
Jan 17 @ 9:00 pm – Jan 18 @ 1:00 am


Holy Roller High is boozed up alt-folk ‘n roll.


we are a band that plays original music from Newport, RI. We plan to take over the music industry with our awesome music! and then we will take over the world..

Small Talk is a hard rock and punk band playing out of RI and have played at countless venues in the immediate New England area for the past 2 years. Small Talk plans on recording a small set of original work to expand their outreach to the digital market while also actively playing live to grow their following.


Prime Action @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Jan 18 @ 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.

yon Tande (Whitney V. Hunter) is an artist/culture worker and BLACK SEED Native committed to culture as catalyst. His work centers around nurturing and cultivating the creative spirit through performance, education and curation. His works have been presented through Kumble Theater, La Mama, Grace Exhibition Space, Panoply Performance Laboratory, Brooklyn International Performance Art Festival and in the streets of NYC, Chicago and Detroit. He has worked with Martha Graham Dance Company, Rod Rodgers, Reggie Wilson, Martha Clarke, Fiona Templeton, Daria Faïn and Robert Kocik, John Jesurun, Kankouran West African Dance Company, Yass Hakoshima and others. He directs his performance collective Whitney Hunter[MEDIUM], was a Movement Research Artist in Residence (2013-15), and a founding member/curator of Social Health Performance Club. yon Tande is presently a Driskell Ph.D. Fellow at Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts.


Free Speech Thursdays Presents: Providence Poetry Slam @ AS220
Jan 18 @ 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)



Advanced Ballet @ Dance Studio
Jan 19 @ 9:15 am – 10:45 am

(prior ballet experience required)
w/Ann Ditmars Huyck
$13 Drop In/$10 Class Package
Brown University Students Free w/ ID

Come dance in community and find freedom within your ballet technique!  This class follows the traditional format, progressing from barre and center exercises to movement across the floor, and assumes prior knowledge of most ballet vocabulary.  Ann offers options so dancers can tailor the class to their needs, and she designs combinations to emphasize expression and movement while challenging the mind and body.  Wear what’s comfortable for you and enjoy ballet in a positive, non-competitive atmosphere.  Soft ballet slippers are recommended, and anyone wishing to dance on pointe is welcome to do so!


Ann Ditmars Huyck teaches ballet at AS220 and Providence College. She recently served as Guest Choreographer and Interim Artistic Director for JUMP! Dance Company in Providence.  Ann has previously taught at Princeton Ballet School and in an international pre-professional training program at L’Académie Américaine de Danse de Paris, and she worked for five years in New York City Ballet’s Education Department.  She has performed in American Repertory Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker, in Martha Graham’s Celebration with the Second Avenue Dance Company, and in new works by Violette Verdy, Deborah Jowitt, Alan Hineline, and Alexi Ramov.  Her own choreography has been presented by Princeton University, American Repertory Ballet Ensemble, Second Avenue Dance Company, and at the Youth America Grand Prix.  Ann holds an MFA in Dance from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.  She received her early ballet training at the Lehigh Valley Ballet and at Princeton Ballet School, later continuing to study in New York and Paris.


Contemporary African Dance @ Live Arts Dance Studio
Jan 19 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Open Level Contemporary African Dance w/ Mekbul J. Tahir// Fridays @ 6:30-7:30pm // $13 per class; $60 for 6-class package

The technique Acogny is the only recognized contemporary dance technique created in Africa. It was created by Germaine Acogny, the mother of African contemporary dance. Based on traditional African dance (especially Senegal and Benin) and Western dance techniques (classical ballet, release, and Graham technique), the philosophy of this technique is about identity: placing yourself inside the community and nature, and being aware of your own body. The technique respects every different body, and addresses life and the connection between human being and nature. Joy, play, love and music are the fundaments of the spirit of the technique.

NT4L36991Mekbul Jemal Tahir is an international choreographer, dancer, and teacher. He is one of the founding members of Adugna Community Dance Theatre Company, which is based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Since completing a five-year training program accredited by Middlesex University (UK) in 2001, he has been performing and teaching African contemporary dance, contact improvisation, and community dance and theatre in Ethiopia and abroad. Among others, his projects have included the 2005 Kin-Addis Project in the DRC, Ethiopia, and France, and the 2006 Can Do Can Dance Project in Hamburg, Germany. In 2007, he performed a lead role in As the Mother of a Brown Boy, which opened at Chickenshed Theatre Company in London and later traveled to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, where it was nominated for two awards. He is also one of the dancers who were selected to study Germaine Acogny’s dance and certified to teach her technique. Now a resident of Massachusetts, he divides his time between work with Adugna in Ethiopia and projects in Africa, Europe, and the United States.

Imposter Syndrome by Nika Lomazzo @ Black Box Theater @ AS220
Jan 19 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm


Nika Lomazzo brings you her first ever solo show, written, directed, and performed by her. Come on down to the Black Box Theater at AS220 for a jam-packed seventy-five minutes of candid stand-up comedy about her experiences as a trans woman navigating her 20’s

Gimme Noise 2 year Bash: Oroboro, XR Tabs, Big Mess, Jesse the Tree @ AS220 Main Stage
Jan 19 @ 9:00 pm – Jan 20 @ 1:00 am

Oroboro (Amherst, MA) – Your new favorite band

XR Tabs – (Prov) – You know ‘em. You love ‘em.

Big Mess (Boston) – bluesy doom metal trio you can headbang to

Jesse “The Tree” Ramos – pvd poet/rapper who twists words n’ rhymes over beautiful beats

$7 cover
All Ages
Doors at 8:30, Music at 9

We might even have zines?!

Holy Hands / Darklands / Trevor Vaughan / Leopard Print Taser / Bare Bodies @ Psychic Readings
Jan 19 @ 9:00 pm – Jan 20 @ 1:00 am
Contemporary Dance Lab with Providance Project @ Dance Studio
Jan 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
 New Class! Contemporary Dance Lab w/ Providance Project
$13 Drop In/$10 Class Package
Brown University and RISD Students Free w/ ID
This intermediate-level contemporary dance class is taught by Providance Project members Angela Cole and Ellen Oliver.  The  90 minute class will continue to refine technical skills and build strength while beginning to develop a sense of ease and efficiency in movement. Class will begin with a floor sequence focusing on weight release and core connectivity, gradually finding articulation in footwork and spatial dynamics. We will culminate in phrase work pulling from Providance Project repertoire that explores ways in which specificity and disorientation collide in motion.  
Following the technique class is an optional choreography workshop that has a twofold purpose: One is to act as a laboratory for participants to develop and receive feedback from fellow peers and Providance Project members. The second is to develop an informal showing of work that we create collectively or individually in this workshop.

Providance Project:

Massachusetts dance artists and teachers Angela Cole and Ellen Oliver began collaborating in 2017 under the name Providance Project. Their choreographic work uses movement as a medium to bridge together different perspectives as a dynamic duo. Angela and Ellen have performed and choreographed together for the Museum of Fine Arts Boston Sound Bites Series with Jacob Richman and Amorphous Dance Collective, Southern Vermont Dance Festival, 30-30-30 at Dixon Place NYC, Amorphous Dance Collective at the AS220 Modern Movements Festival 2017, Bearnstow Young Artists in Residency Concert, Works in Progress at AS220 in Providence, and OnStage Dance Company Residencies. They have recently performed choreography by New England artists including Ali Kenner Brodsky, Meghan Carmichael, and Cathy Nicoli in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Additionally, they were 2017 Young Artists in Residence at Bearnstow in Mount Vernon, Maine, and they are 2018 neXt Residency choreographers at Urbanity Dance in Boston, MA. Angela and Ellen are also working with Boston dance artist Molly Hess to co-create 3 Spice Dance, a collaborative platform to produce shows by Bearnstow alumni. Angela and Ellen are 2016 graduates from Roger Williams University and Hampshire College, respectively. Angela Cole and Ellen Oliver continue their passion for sharing dance through their wide age range of students.

Ellen Oliver is a dance artist, painter, and filmmaker from Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Ellen is a 2016 and 2017 Young Artist in Residence at Bearnstow. Ellen’s professional work and collaborations have been performed in New England, India, and San Francisco, and her dance short films have been screened at dance film festivals abroad. Ellen is currently performing with Fusionworks Dance Company in Lincoln, RI and Lorraine Chapman The Company in Boston, MA. Ellen is very excited for her recent collaborations with Bearnstow dance artist Angela Cole under the name Providance Project. Ellen spends her daytime teaching dance from toddlers to adults in studios across Central MA. Born in Providence, Rhode Island, Ellen studied dance at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and Hampshire College.


Angela Cole is a dance artist, teacher, and choreographer based in Providence, RI. She received her BA in Dance and Performance Studies from Roger Williams University and is a recipient of the Kelli Wike Davis Outstanding Achievement in Dance Award. She has performed and choreographed for Southern Vermont Dance Festival, 30-30-30 at Dixon Place NYC, Amorphous Dance Collective in the AS220 Modern Movements Festival, OnStage Dance Company Residency, the Museum of Fine Arts Sound Bites Series in Boston, and Tiny & Short: A Drop in the Bucket at the Dance Complex. She has recently performed choreography by New England-based artists including Meghan Carmichael, Cathy Nicoli, and Ellen Oliver. In addition, she is a 2017 Artist in Residence at Bearnstow, Maine. Angela is a co-founder of contemporary dance companies Providance Project and 3 Spice Dance.  

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Fab Lab Foundations 2: Introduction to the CNC Router @ AS220 Labs
Jan 20 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Saturdays, January 20, 27, 2pm-6pm: $100

Instructor: Larry Z

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.

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
Traditional Irish Music Session! @ AS220 Foo(d) and Bar
Jan 20 @ 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!

The Second Annual Providence LIVE Film Score Festival @ AS220 Main Stage
Jan 20 @ 7:00 pm – Jan 21 @ 1:00 am


The second Annual Providence LIVE Film Score Festival

14 Short Films (>13 min) each scored by LIVE musisicans!
$8 (a lot of artists to support here)

Doors at 7:00. Get a good seat.

Artists announced soon

Imposter Syndrome by Nika Lomazzo @ Black Box Theater @ AS220
Jan 20 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm


Nika Lomazzo brings you her first ever solo show, written, directed, and performed by her. Come on down to the Black Box Theater at AS220 for a jam-packed seventy-five minutes of candid stand-up comedy about her experiences as a trans woman navigating her 20’s