Keeseh Studio's woodworkers oversee a community woodshop, hosting classes in a variety of timber topics and granting access to machinery, tools, and workspaces for aspiring carpenters of all experience levels. Whether interested in crafting furniture or whittling a new set of dentures for a robot, clients can enroll in classes covering topics such as design, construction, hand tools, and machinery. During the four-hour Jumpstart Woodworking course, students learn proper use of machinery ($75), or the two-hour Small Table Course's seven sessions guide students through the process of crafting four-legged dining fixtures or table-dancing surfaces ($300). In the Join Us for Joinery class, students meet for four separate three-hour sessions that inculcate a detailed understanding of joinery for hardwood and plywood construction. Instruction from skilled woodworkers ensures that the only thing that threatens the aesthetic integrity of their woodworking projects is a surprise beaver attack.
9th to the Nth is the final concert in the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra's 2009–2010 classical series. Led by acclaimed conductor Larry Rachleff, the longtime music director for the Rhode Island Philharmonic, the orchestra will allegro and adagio its way through the "Stairway to Heaven" of classical music—Ludwig van Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, featuring the acclaimed "Ode to Joy" choral theme and performed with the assistance of the Providence Singers. The Ninth Symphony was Beethoven's final complete symphony, and, at over an hour, it is his longest. In the 186 years since its original premiere, it has gone on to be one of the world's most recognizable non-Ohio Players pieces of music. Also appearing on the "9th to the Nth" program is Decoration Day, written by American composer Charles Ives.
Alliance Francaise de Providence was founded in 1901 to spread the breadth and knowledge of French-speaking cultures throughout the Providence community through private and public language classes. Since then, it has expanded its repertoire to include Spanish-language instruction, French cooking classes for kids, and cultural workshops that focus on artistic and social topics such as poetry and films so that students can prepare to battle gangs of critics. By immersing small classes in each language's culture, native French and Spanish speakers teach tongues to pronounce the subtle syllabic nuances of each language.
English as a Second Language (ESL) classes reverse the process, helping French tongues to articulate English phonemes and colloquial phrases such as "He's barking up the wrong tree" and "There's a rabid badger on the loose." The alliance's events for adults and children, specialized club, and French library, which boasts more than 2,000 books and 100 French movies and magazines, keep students involved and immersed in culture.
Muse Paintbar provides everything their clients need to create a colorful work of art?even inspiration. During sessions, artist-instructors guide participants step-by-step with a series of tips and tricks that will help them create that night's work of art, which they can take home at the end of the class. At the studio's kitchen and bar, painters can stock up on wine, beer, and eats to snack and sip during class.
New York Sports Clubs, part of Town Sports International's network of fitness loci, opens up a number of equipment-stocked facilities across New York to exercisers. Strength-training gear, such as circuit machines, free weights, and medicine balls, molds muscles into chiseled depictions of physical might. Sessions on cardio machines, ranging from treadmills and ellipticals to upright and recumbent stationary bicycles, inspire burnt calories to pack up and move to cooler climates. Each club offers a schedule of group classes that draws from more than 100 fitness styles, including Pilates, yoga, and boxing, ensuring that no member has to jazzercise without a spotter. Each location rewards exercisers for sweating in its vicinity with special features such as babysitting, saunas, and steam rooms.
At CrossFit Providence, a staff of dedicated coaches draws from a diverse range of experiences to motivate and lead clients toward the pinnacle of health and fitness. Rather than parking participants on a treadmill or elliptical, CrossFit exercises build muscle and burn fat with high-energy interval workouts built on resistance and weightlifting.