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Entertaining Science: The Taste of Light  12/3/2017
Entertaining Science: Art At The Intersection Of The Ephemeral And The Eternal 11/5/2017
Entertaining Science: ASTROBIOLOGY, ACCORDIONOLOGY 10/1/2017
Entertaining Science: BE DAZZLED 9/3/2017
Entertaining Science: CROSSING GENRES, IN SEARCH OF EXOMOONS 6/4/2017
ENTERTAINING SCIENCE: THE NESTEDNESS OF THINGS 5/7/2017
Entertaining Science: MUTANT MIRACLES 4/2/2017
Entertaining Science: EVIDENCE THAT MUSIC HEALS, AND NOT JUST THE SOUL 3/5/2017
Entertaining Science: THE ABSTRACT BOWL! 2/5/2017
Entertaining Science: CARBON’S ITALIAN FAMILY CONNECTIONS 12/4/2016
Entertaining Science: Cold War, Warm Climate 11/6/2016
Entertaining Science: DO BABIES GET THE BLUES? 10/2/2016
Entertaining Science: The Jazz of Physics, Artificial Intelligence and Sculpture 9/4/2016
Entertaining Science: MUSIC FOR THE CORNELIA FIREWORKS 7/3/2016
Entertaining Science: THE MUSE AT THE BIRTH OF THE UNIVERSE 6/5/2016
Entertaining Science: FLAMENCO ON THE BRAIN 5/1/2016
Entertaining Science: The Jazz Cure for Molecules in Distress 4/3/2016
Entertaining Science: OLIVER ON OUR MINDS 3/6/2016
Entertaining Science: THE DANCE OF MOLECULES 2/7/2016
Entertaining Science: 65 MILLION YEARS OF BIRD EVOLUTION DON’T LIE 12/6/2015
Entertaining Science: WHAT MISTINGUETT AND MARIE CURIE TALKED ABOUT 11/1/2015
Entertaining Science : Oscillation/Why Wake Up in the Morning 10/4/2015
Entertaining Science : What did Roald do over the summer? 9/6/2015
Entertaining Science: Turning Breath Into Music 6/7/2015
Entertaining Science: THE HARMONIC DESTINY OF HEALING 5/3/2015
Entertaining Science: EGGSTRAVAGANZA (AND CHICKENS TOO) 4/5/2015
Entertaining Science: Pluto and the Ice Princess, Together at Last 3/1/2015
Entertaining Science: LUNINE, LIGETI, and McMURRAY 2/1/2015
Entertaining Science: SOUND SYMMETRY - Patterns of Mind  1/4/2015
Entertaining Science: SO YOU THINK YOU’VE HEARD IT ALL? 12/7/2014
Entertaining Science: Light and Color 11/2/2014
Entertaining Science: The Big Melt: Tales of Antarctica 10/5/2014
Entertaining Science: ONE NOTE AT A TIME? IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE LIKE THAT!  9/7/2014
Entertaining Science: Unfolding Evolution 6/1/2014
Entertaining Science: Life's Music 5/4/2014
Entertaining Science: SING TO ME, O NATURAL PHILOSOPHER! 4/6/2014
Entertaining Science: EDGES and GRAVITONS 3/2/2014
Entertaining Science: MUSIC, LANGUAGE LEARNING US 2/2/2014
Entertaining Science: SMALL, DEADLY, AND DELICIOUS 1/5/2014
Entertaining Science: CO-SEISMIC PIANO 12/1/2013
Entertaining Science: Explosive evolution in birds 11/3/2013
Entertaining Science: Interactions : So Complicated It's Simple 10/6/2013
Entertaining Science: CIAO BELLA! WHAT MAKES AN ARIA OR AN ALCOHOL BEAUTIFUL? 9/1/2013
Entertaining Science: Mars ! 6/9/2013
Entertaining Science: MUSIC OF THE SPHERES 5/12/2013
Entertaining Science: On Paper 4/14/2013
Entertaining Science: Now Hear This! 3/10/2013
Entertaining Science: A Jump into the Gene Pool 2/10/2013
Entertaining Science: FLIGHT CLUB 12/9/2012
Entertaining Science: YOU ARE WHAT YOU HEAR 11/11/2012
Entertaining Science: IT YEAST AIN’T THE SAME 10/14/2012
Entertaining Science: Hearts and Devils 9/9/2012
ENTERTAINING SCIENCE: PAY ATTENTION! 6/10/2012
Entertaining Science: Rhapsody for Piano and Universe 5/13/2012
ENTERTAINING SCIENCE  4/8/2012
Entertaining Science: BEAUTY AND THE BEASTIES 3/11/2012
Entertaining Science: The Two Garys--Guitar Zero & Exponential 2/12/2012
Entertaining Science: SILENT GENES AND GENTLE SONGS 1/8/2012
ENTERTAINING SCIENCE: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, O UNIVERSE  12/11/2011
ENTERTAINING SCIENCE: THE DRONE AND THE UNIVERSE 11/13/2011
ENTERTAINING SCIENCE  10/9/2011
Entertaining Science 9/11/2011
Cafe Stories 7/25/2011
Entertaining Science 7/10/2011
Entertaining Science 6/12/2011
Entertaining Science 5/8/2011
Entertaining Science 4/10/2011
Entertaining Science 3/13/2011
Entertaining Science 2/13/2011
Entertaining Science: Abstraction and Passion: The Brainwave Music Project 1/9/2011
The Science of Fear in Words and MUsic 6/6/2010
Entertaining Science 5/2/2010
Prognosticating the World's Wheat and Bluegrass 4/4/2010
Entertaining Science -- Can culture emerge from scratch? 3/7/2010
Entertaining Science -- The Camera Never Lies 2/7/2010
Entertaining Science -- EXTREMES 1/3/2010
Entertaining Science -- YOU SEE WHAT YOUR BRAIN WANTS YOU TO SEE 12/6/2009
Entertaining Science -- SHAPES AND ENERGIES: LOVE AND HATE AMONG THE ATOMS 11/1/2009
Entertaining Science -- NATURAL LAW: DARWIN'S TANGLED BANK 10/4/2009
Entertaining Science -- THE WORLDS WE MAKE UP 9/6/2009
Entertaining Science -- ACQUA! THE SOUNDS AND SCIENCE OF WATER 6/7/2009
Entertaining Science -- EL BAILE BACTERIANO! 5/3/2009
Entertaining Science -- ANNIHILATION! 4/5/2009
Entertaining Science -- NANOARCHITECTURES: WHY MORE OF LESS IS MORE! 3/1/2009
Entertaining Science -- JEDUTHUN’S HEIRS: JEWISH GENES, JEWISH GROOVES 2/1/2009
Entertaining Science -- FLEAS ON STEROIDS 1/4/2009
Entertaining Science -- A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE LAB 12/7/2008
Entertaining Science -- IMAGINE SCIENCE IN FILM 11/2/2008
Entertaining Science -- The Haphazard Construction of the Human Mind 10/5/2008
Entertaining Science -- TABOOS 9/7/2008
Entertaining Science -- WAVE/PARTICLE 6/1/2008
Entertaining Science -- WHY DO WHALES SING? 5/4/2008
Entertaining Science -- It's the Way it Shatters that Matters 3/2/2008
Entertaining Science -- Five Feet High and Rising 2/3/2008
Entertaining Science -- SeaChange: Reversing the Tide 1/6/2008
Entertaining Science -- THINKING, FEELING 12/2/2007
Entertaining Science -- ALL IS PATTERN 11/4/2007
Entertaining Science -- Harmonious Triads 10/7/2007
Science 8/30/2007
Entertaining Science -- COLTRANE, EINSTEIN, AND COSMOLOGY 2 7/1/2007
Entertaining Science -- Reflections of the Animal Mind 6/3/2007
Entertaining Science -- HE SAYS, SHE SAYS, EITHER WAY IT'S ALL PHALLACY 5/6/2007
Entertaining Science -- A RIFF ON THE WAY TO STRUCTURE 4/1/2007
Entertaining Science -- ATYPICAL ANTIPSYCHOTICS 3/4/2007
Entertaining Science -- MIRROR, MIRROR ON THE WALL 2/4/2007
Entertaining Science -- COSI SIMILI, COSI DIVERSE 1/7/2007
Entertaining Science -- I FORGOT TO LEARN TO FORGET 12/3/2006
Entertaining Science -- NAMING NATURE 11/5/2006
Entertaining Science -- Chateau Jiahu, Vintage 7000 BC 10/15/2006
Entertaining Science 2 -- Chateau Jiahu, Vintage 7000 BC 10/15/2006

Entertaining Science -- CHOICES
 9/3/2006
Entertaining Science -- Finally With Women 8/6/2006
Entertaining Science -- SMALL TALK AMONG THE BACTERIA 6/4/2006
Entertaining Science -- BIOMINERALIZATION: THE BEAUTY OF FUNCTION 5/7/2006
Entertaining Science -- AFTERNOON OF THE CHIMERAS 4/2/2006
Entertaining Science -- IN YOUR EAR 3/5/2006
Entertaining Science -- DARWIN’S BIRTHDAY BASH 2/5/2006
Entertaining Science -- NEON! 12/4/2005
Entertaining Science -- IMPROVISING ON CHAOS 11/13/2005
Entertaining Science -- GM FOODS; MONSTERS OR MIRACLES? 10/2/2005
Entertaining Science -- FERNS 9/4/2005
Entertaining Science -- FROM SAMARKAND TO CORDOBA 8/7/2005
Entertaining Science -- SCIENCE AND THE MORAL LIFE--A MISMATCH? 6/5/2005
Entertaining Science -- WHY DO BIRDS SING? 5/1/2005
Entertaining Science -- SHUFFLE OFF THIS MORTAL COIL 3/6/2005
Entertaining Science -- ECO-OPERA-EVO 2/6/2005

 
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ART ON THE WALLS

Mixed Media by RACKIE DIANKHA

All art is for sale. Please inquire

Sunday
Nov 06
3:00PM  "ARE YOU SERIOUS?" - A WOMAN OF A CERTAIN AGE INQUIRES
A solo, spoken word piece written and performed by Tulis McCall


This funny and gently in-your-face rumination muses on how we ignore and euphemize aging until we reach that tipping point where the future is shorter than the past. "If you are older than I, thank you for beating the bushes and leaving a trail,” says McCall. “If you are younger than I, think of me as waiting for you on the other side of your mid-life crisis. If you are my peer, welcome to the Bar Car. Drinks are on the house.”

“The spectacular Tulis McCall’s Are You Serious? is frank, funny, and refreshingly honest, tackling tough topics and taking the audience on a verbal roller coaster ride that feels both familiar and terrifying.” – Austin Fimmano, Plays to See.

  https://www.facebook.com/events/327598457595832/

6:00PM  ENTERTAINING SCIENCE: COLD WAR, WARM CLIMATE
Roald Hoffman, Dave Soldier, hosts

Lucy Jane Bledsoe, novelist;  Hugh Ducklow, scientist
Entertaining Science: Cold War, Warm Climate image

As the Cold War gave way to movements for civil, women’s, and gay rights, many Americans believed that major social change was inevitable. What they didn’t know was that major climate change was also afoot. Novelist Lucy Jane Bledsoe reads from her new novel, A Thin Bright Line, a book that dramatizes the impossible choices her aunt and namesake had to make, both in her personal life as a gay woman working in a highly classified government job during the McCarthy Era, and in her professional life (she worked on ice cores pulled from Greenland and Antarctica).

Bledsoe is joined by present-day climate scientist Hugh Ducklow who will bring the stories, both personal and political, of climate research into the 21st century. He will talk about the other Cold War: the war that the US and other developed and developing nations have been waging on the cold regions of our planet for the past two centuries. Ducklow’s research highlights the remarkable changes taking place in Antarctica in response to rapid climate warming. Disappearing penguins, species invasions and changes in ocean foodwebs all point towards a critical transformation of the Antarctic and other ocean ecosystems within our lifetimes. Ducklow and colleagues star in the feature film, Antarctic Edge: 70 South.

8:35PM  DJANGO AT CORNELIA STREET, ANOUMAN
Koran Agan, host

Peter Sparacino, saxophones;  Koran Agan, guitar;  Josh Kaye, guitar;  Eduardo Belo, bass
DJANGO AT CORNELIA STREET, ANOUMAN  image

Comprised of two acoustic guitars, bass and saxophone, Anouman In their instrumentation is very much inspired by the Quintet of Hot Club of France. However, aside from tipping the hat to the great Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli, the members of Anouman openly embrace and explore all of their influences. In February of 2016 they released a concert film "Introducing Anouman" which can be seen in it's entirety on their website. Anouman will perform the compositions from the concert film for the first time at Cornelia Street Cafe.

  http://introducinganouman.com

STREAMING LINK: https://youtu.be/wx8v2WbzxFk

Monday
Nov 07
6:00PM  MONOLOGUES & MADNESS
Tulis McCall, host

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Original Monologues. No slamming, no judges, just great material, excellent actors and YOU. Come See These Amazing Daredevils Perform Without a Net!!!

8:30PM  EAST COAST/WESTCOAST, UPTOWN/DOWNTOWN: COOL JAZZ AND ITS LEGACY
Dorian Devins, vocals;  Tom Christensen, tenor sax, oboe, flute;  Lou Rainone, piano;  Ken Rizzo, bass
East Coast/WestCoast, Uptown/Downtown: Cool Jazz and Its Legacy image

This lively and inventive evening of jazz will feature hits from both coasts, spanning a few decades and including a smattering of originals and perhaps a beatnik sound or two.

"Devins' singing is crisp and exact and very hip" - All About Jazz

"a cleverly lyrical, coolly intriguing jazz chanteuse " - New York Music Daily

Tuesday
Nov 08
6:00PM  NEW YORK STORY EXCHANGE
Nicole Ferraro, host

Sandi Marx Drew Prochaska Maggie Nuttall Robin Bady
New York Story Exchange image

HEAR STORIES! TELL STORIES!

Tonight's featured stories by Sandi Marx, Drew Prochaska, Maggie Nuttall, and Robin Bady

Have a 5-minute story to tell? Sign up for our 5-for-5 open mic!

Get $1 off admission when you show your "I Voted" sticker at the door!

Wednesday Nov 09
6:00PM  “DUKE ELLINGTON & BILLY STRAYHORN: A SPOKEN WORD-MUSICAL TRIBUTE"
Kirpal Gordon, voice;  Amanda Monaco, guitar, arrangements;  The Speak-Spake-Spoke Band
“Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn: A Spoken Word-Musical Tribute

Noted spoken word entertainer Kirpal Gordon teams up with arranger/guitarist Amanda Monaco and the Speak-Spake-Spoke Band (Warren I. Smith, drums; Claire Daly, baritone sax; Arthur Kell, bass; Carlton Holmes, piano) to present an evening of musical compositions by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn wed to a spoken word tribute celebrating their unique and everlasting contribution to American popular music.

  KirpalG.com

8:01PM  OR BAREKET QUARTET
Or Bareket, bass;  Shachar Elnatan, guitar;  Gadi Lehavi, piano;  Jeremy Dutton, drums

Born in Jerusalem and raised in Buenos-Aires and Tel-Aviv, Or Bareket is currently one of the most in-demand bassists on the NYC jazz scene.

Winner of the 1st prize at the International Society of Bassists' jazz competition in 2011, Or’s diverse heritage informs his distinct style. His approach to improvisation and composition is informed by Mediterranean, South American, and North African folklores.

This performance will feature new music from Bareket's upcoming album, scheduled for release in 2017.

  http://www.orbareket.com

STREAMING LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fiV1E3CJsP4

Or Bareket Quartet image
Thursday
Nov 10
6:00PM  A PIONEER'S VIEW / NO ANGELS HERE
Shelley Stenhouse Ian Caskey
A Pioneer's View / No Angels Here image

Fiction & Poetry: A Dramatic Reading

Ian Caskey is currently working on a collection of short stories, tentatively titled, Fairview Beyond. His writing credentials include Residency at the Edward F. Albee Foundation, June 2015, and honorable mention in the Lorraine Hemingway Short Story contest, 2013. He lives in Brooklyn, New York. For more, check out his wacky vids and cartoons on Instagram @iancaskey.

Shelley Stenhouse won the Pavement Saw Press Award for PANTS, and her collection, Impunity, published by NYQ Books, was selected by Huffington Post as one of “20 Of The Best Books From Independent Presses You Should Know About.” She received a New York Foundation for the Arts poetry fellowship, an Allen Ginsberg Award, and is in the current Awards 38 issue of Nimrod International Journal. Her poetry and fiction have appeared in numerous magazines, journals, and on television and radio.

8:00PM  THE JOHN MCLEAN QUARTET
John McLean, voice;  Alex Coke, flute, sax;  Paul Bollenback, guitar;  Ed Howard, bass

“Paris based jazz singer John McLean makes a rare New York appearance to celebrate Life, Love, and the Blues. With his brother Alex Coke, highly regarded tenor sax player from Austin Texas, and legendary New York jazzmen Ed Howard on bass and Paul Bollenback on guitar.”

“ Singer John McLean and his brother, saxophonist Alex Coke, are two sensational jazz musicians: romantic, sincere and warm.”--Richard Wakefield, Elestereotipomemata, Barcelona

The John McLean Quartet image
Friday
Nov 11
6:00PM  4 HORSEMEN OPEN MIC POETRY
Bob Quatrone, host

George Wallace Ron Kolm Boni Joi, Eve Packer Robert Gibbons mindy matijasevic Evie Ivy, Jack Cooper Francine Witte Demtrius Daniel, Ronnie Norpel David Elsasser, Linda Lerner Bob Heman
4 Horsemen Open Mic Poetry image

4 HORSEMEN IS AN EXPERIMENTAL READING SERIES IN ITS NINTH (or is it tenth?) YEAR

9:00PM & 10:30PM  MARIO PAVONE/MIXED QUINTET
Mario Pavone, bass;  Tony Malaby, saxophones;  Dave Ballou, trumpet;  Oscar Noriega, clarinet, bass clarinet;  Peter McEachern, trombone;  Michael Sarin, drums

Bassist/Composer Mario Pavone celebrates his 76th birthday with a new sextet , just off from recording a stunning new CD "VERTICAL" slated for release in early 2017.

"Bassist Mario Pavone works his strings with the force and persistence of a sculptor chipping away at granite. The sheer dynamism of his playing is matched by the lustre of his writing for small bands"--New Yorker

  http://www.mariopavone.com

Mario Pavone/Mixed Quintet image
Saturday
Nov 12
6:00PM  ITALIAN AMERICAN WRITERS ASSOCIATION
Maria Lisella, Gil Fagiani, hosts

Chuck Joy Jennifer Militello
Italian American Writers Association image

IAWA Features Post-Election Escape Plan: Listen to the Poetry of Chuck Joy and Jennifer Militello!

IAWA promotes Italian American literature by encouraging the writing, reading, publication, distribution, translation, and study of writing by Italian American authors.

  iawa.net

9:00PM & 10:30PM  DUANE EUBANKS QUARTET
Duane Eubanks, trumpet;  Sharp Radway, piano;  Corcoran Holt, bass;  Chris Beck , drums
Duane Eubanks Quartet image

Performing music from 2 latest recordings, Things Of That Particular Nature & DE3 - Live At Maxwell's. Both were well received by critics and jazz aficionados. Duane's writing appeals to both traditionalists and lovers of freer forms of expression.

  duaneeubanks.com

Sunday
Nov 13
3:00PM  "ARE YOU SERIOUS?" - A WOMAN OF A CERTAIN AGE INQUIRES
A solo, spoken word piece written and performed by Tulis McCall


This funny and gently in-your-face rumination muses on how we ignore and euphemize aging until we reach that tipping point where the future is shorter than the past. "If you are older than I, thank you for beating the bushes and leaving a trail,” says McCall. “If you are younger than I, think of me as waiting for you on the other side of your mid-life crisis. If you are my peer, welcome to the Bar Car. Drinks are on the house.”

“The spectacular Tulis McCall’s Are You Serious? is frank, funny, and refreshingly honest, tackling tough topics and taking the audience on a verbal roller coaster ride that feels both familiar and terrifying.” – Austin Fimmano, Plays to See.

  https://www.facebook.com/events/327598457595832/

6:00PM  POETRY
Eléna Rivera Niall Campbell
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The Cornelia Street Café welcomes two poets from the critically acclaimed Princeton Series of Contemporary Poets, which is edited by Susan Stewart. Poet and translator Eléna Rivera will read from her new book of poetry, Scaffolding, which vividly reflects life in New York City. Niall Campbell, winner of the Edwin Morgan Poetry Prize, will read from his new book of poetry, First Nights, a collection comprised of intimate descriptions of parenthood alongside vivid images of seascapes and wilderness.

8:35PM  PATRICK CORNELIUS OCTET
Patrick Cornelius, alto sax;  Philip Dizack, trumpet;  Lucas Pino, tenor sax;  Nick Vayenas, trombone;  Perry Smith, guitar;  Glenn Zaleski, piano;  Peter Slavov, bass;  Paul Wiltgen, drums
Patrick Cornelius Octet image

Award-winning saxophonist and composer Patrick Cornelius presents the music from While We’re Still Young, his 6th and latest album. While We're Still Young ​brings together eight of the most accomplished young artists in contemporary jazz in order to breathe life into a suite of new original music inspired by the universally- treasured poetry of English literary icon A. A. Milne.

While We're Still Young is available worldwide from Whirlwind Recordings, and is made possible with support from Chamber Music America and The Doris Duke Foundation.

"An entire album peppered with goosebumps-inducing moments... Cornelius’s music and messages resonate broadly and vividly, reminding any listener of what’s most precious to us all.” Peter Hum, Ottawa Citizen

  www.patrickcornelius.com www.whirlwindrecordings.com

Drum kit donated by
CANOPUS DRUMS, Japan

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There is always a one-drink minimum per set; times are door opening times