Providence Children’s Film Festival: Sonita @ AS220 Main Stage
Feb 24 @ 6:30 pm – Feb 25 @ 1:00 am
Feature Film: Sonita  / Rhode Island  Premiere
Sonita Alizadeh, a teenage Afghan refugee living illegally in Iran, daydreams about becoming the next female rapper to emerge from the Middle East. But living in a culture that forbids women from openly expressing themselves, let alone singing publicly, doesn’t make achieving those dreams easy. When she learns her family intends to marry her off to the highest bidder back in Afghanistan, Sonita uses her rap videos to oppose her mother’s mandate, rapping verses that serve as a rallying cry with a growing ripple effect within her community and beyond. Deeply layered and full of heart, this inspiring film pulls no punches showing the heartbreaking lack of choices Sonita rejects through her art and perseverance.
Ages: 13+ (domestic violence, acts of war depicted, threatening situations) / Iran 2015 / Farsi (w/English subtitles) / Dir. Rokhsareh
Ghaem Maghami / 91 min
Saturday, February 18, 6:30 PM – AS220 Main Stage, 115 Empire Street, Providence
* May be followed by a Reel Connections presentation
Friday, February 24, 6:30 PM – AS220 Main Stage, 115 Empire Street, Providence.  * May be followed by a Reel Connections presentation
  • Documentary Filmmaker Award 2016, Full Frame Documentary Film Festival (Durham, NC)
  • Audience Award and Grand Jury Prize for World Documentary 2016, Sundance
  • Audience Award 2016, Camden International Film Festival
  • Audience Award 2015, Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival
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

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!

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.


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:

NOX, Wax On, and The Leaky Roofs @ AS220 Main Stage
Feb 28 @ 9:30 pm – Mar 1 @ 1:00 am
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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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


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)

Bat House // Teddy Farkas // Morning Silk // Will Gant // John @ AS220 Main Stage
Mar 3 @ 9:00 pm – Mar 4 @ 1:00 am
Attic Wood, Strawberry G, and One Dot @ AS220 Main Stage
Mar 4 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm





Come celebrate the release of Attic Wood‘s debut album, Past Past Tense, with a night of engaging tunes!  Free with a brown ID

The Empire Revue Presents “The Green Show” @ AS220 Main Stage
Mar 5 @ 8:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Looking to make your winter a bit more verdant? Look no further – the Sparkling Beatniks are ripe with leafy green goodness! They’re taking a look at all things green, grassy, growing, and gaining, and bringing you along for the ride.
Emerald emcee Keith Munslow takes the reigns on this jungly journey, and as always, the Superchief Trio keeps things lavish with their luscious tunes!
Tickets are available at the door or at
Check out the special guests are coming afield to keep the variety verduous:
Mark Cutler
Jan Schmidt
Andrew Mayer
Bettysioux Tailor!
Wolfstuff Presents “FREE MONDAYS”: Jacob Metcalf + The Horse-Eyed Men + Ian Fitzgerald @ AS220 Main Stage
Mar 6 @ 8:30 pm – Mar 7 @ 1:00 am
Austin, Texas’ Jacob Metcalf debuts his enchanting orchestral folk, joined by the captivating, funny, charming Horse-Eyed Men, and always enchanting Ian Fitzgerald.


Open Life Drawing @ AS220
Mar 7 @ 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:

Sewing* Circle’s Forward March to Spring @ AS220 Main Stage
Mar 7 @ 9:00 pm – 11:30 pm

“Let’s meet up, sit together, and make stuff!

*Bring whatever handicraft project you like: knitting, hand-sewing, embroidery, origami, drawing, soldering, beadwork, whittling, weaving, etc.

Punsxutawney Phil says “Don’t drive angry to this shindig and also I’m not sure just how reliable my shadow is these days, so there’s still hope!” Tables and chairs will be setup as per usual so crafting and general neighborliness will be the focus of the fun.

If I bake something this month (like I did the last two) we’ll officially be on a streak, which I like very much. So fingers crossed.

And – just in case you didn’t know – you can totally grab some goodness from The Bar and Foo(d) and bring it into the Performance Space where we’re hanging out.”

Songwriters in the Round @ AS220 Main Stage
Mar 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 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.

Jubilee Gardens, Michael Graham, Goldfeather, and John Faraone @ AS220 Main Stage
Mar 8 @ 9:00 pm – Mar 9 @ 1:00 am
John Faraone
“John Faraone is a songwriter from Pawtucket, RI that bends mellow guitar with soft and sincere vocals. John was selected as a 2016 Club Passim Iguana Fund recipient for his first and forthcoming debut LP. “
“Sarah Goldfeather is a Minnesota-born, Brooklyn-based singer, and songwriter, and violinist, and the bandleader for her eponymous indie-folk band, Goldfeather. Her “downright charming” and “endearing” music features Sarah’s unusual melodies and unexpected harmonies in a lush bluegrass backdrop.”
Michael Graham
“Waxing poetic, Pawtucket singer/songwriter/guitarist, Michael Graham has built a body of songs worth noting. Graham performs by playing guitar and/or foot percussion simultaneously, often rivaling the sound of a full band. His music could be termed cosmic folk rock.” Michael released his debut EP in 2016, entitled: So Happy and Lonely.
Jubilee Gardens
“All original eclectic mix of music, with hints of world, pop, folk, and rock.”


Briana Paquin, Mei Ohara, and Mari Kattman @ AS220 Main Stage
Mar 9 @ 9:00 pm – Mar 10 @ 1:00 am


We’re ecstatic to welcome you to our Electronic Laboratory! It’s a night of original music by electronica artists of varying and complementary genres. Performances by Mei Ohara, Mari Kattman, and Briana Paquin. Visuals by VJ psilo. This is also a benefit show. A portion of the proceeds will go to Planned Parenthood of Providence.


Mei Ohara

Mei Ohara is an electro singer-songwriter mixing genres with the help of Vindice, the electric violin. With classical training and a love for all kinds of music, her sound is something different to feed your ears.

Mari Kattman

Mari Kattman is an electronic/ trip hop duo composed of lyricist and vocal melody writer Mari Kattman with
musical composer Matt Echo.

Briana Paquin

Briana Paquin is a songwriter, producer, and classically trained singer who creates her experimental sound by weaving dark electronic textures with rich vocal layers and operatic accents.

Kenny Borges Presents @ AS220 Main Stage
Mar 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Hangout Kenny and friends as they premier a short skateboarding video they made over the summer of 2016!