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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 LENNY ACHAN

All art is for sale. Please inquire

Sunday
Feb 05
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.

“Frank, funny, and refreshingly honest” See More Plays

“Hilarious, touching, and provocative” Robert Creighton (Creator and star of Cagney)

WINNER - United Solo Festival 2016 - BEST STAND-UP

6:00PM  ENTERTAINING SCIENCE: THE ABSTRACT BOWL!
Roald Hoffman, Dave Soldier, hosts

Daniel Conrad, filmmaker;  Roald Hoffman, chemist
Entertaining Science: THE ABSTRACT BOWL! image

Chemist
Roald Hoffmann will muse (pictures galore) on whether one could have abstract science. If abstraction is an alternative to natural, figurative representation, what can abstraction in chemistry be against? Nature, of course. Another aspect of abstraction is concentration on one element of the artistic whole -- the center vs the periphery, inclusion or exclusion, see-through or opaque, balance, color. Mark Rothko’s color fields are a fine example. We’ll explore chemical analogues of such elemental isolation, also look at the way modern chemistry gives the aleatory its due. Roald will work against the caricature of abstract art and science as… cold.

Vancouver filmmaker Daniel Conrad will show us two of his experimental dance films that use abstraction (and a few Chinese poems). Abstract art is not just generalized to essentials; it is deliberately left open, undefined, ambiguous, to be completed by an audience. And audiences may search for patterns or meanings necessitated by events unforeseen by the artist, which is what makes the art robust. In Chinese art, this approach goes at least as far back as Zhou dynasty Taoism, whose idea of wu wei (non-initiation) was the key to open art long before Mallarmé, Jackson Pollock, or Virginia Woolf.

  http://www.rhodopsin.ca/

8:30PM  HARMONY: CORNELIA ALL STAR CABARET
Tracy Michailidis Sabina Petra Jeff Roth Natasha Thweatt Alexander Tomas James Schatz with Brandon Adams, piano
Harmony: Cornelia All Star Cabaret image

A community cabaret brought to you by the Cornelia Street All-Stars. Featuring: Tracy Michailidis, Sabina Petra, Jeff Roth, Natasha Thweatt, Alexander Tomas, James Schatz. Brandon Adams, piano.

Monday
Feb 06
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  AMRAM & CO
David Amram, piano, french horn, flutes, composition & surprises;  Kevin Twigg, drums, glockenspiel;  Rene Hart, bass;  Elliot Peper, bongos
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This series explores in his highly personable, generous and informal style the astonishing variety of David Amram's interests and accomplishments--renowned composer of symphonic classical music, jazz compositions, improvisation, spoken word, scat, he sits at the piano, schmoozes about music, about the greats, the beats, the obscure, the legendary; plays the French horn, pulls out all kinds of instruments (flutes, drums, horns) gathered from his many circumnavigations of the globe, pulls in guests drawn from just about every artistic walk of life.

  www.davidamram.com

Tuesday
Feb 07
6:00PM  CÉSAR HAAS QUARTET
César Haas, guitar;  Diego Ferreira, tenor saxophone;  Jonathan Gardner, bass;  Michael Yaw, drums
César Haas Quartet image

César Haas is a Brazilian jazz guitarist recently arrived in the NYC jazz scene. César just finished the Master of Music in Jazz Performance at NJCU and he will be performing original music and arrangements of jazz standards and Brazilian music.

  www.reverbnation.com/cesarhaas www.facebook.com/cesarhaascosta

8:00PM  VOXECSTATIC: MAYA NOVA QUARTET “DAYS”
Deborah Latz, curator

Maya Nova, voice;  John Di Martino, piano;  Peter Slavov, bass;  Ronen Itzik, drums
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Bulgarian born jazz vocalist Maya Nova brings to Cornelia Street Cafe a set of soulful original music from her latest album “Days”. Nova will share the stage with a stellar jazz trio featuring: John Di Martino (piano), Peter Slavov (bass) and Ronen Itzik (drums).

Nova was a semi-finalist of the famed Shure Montreux Jazz Voice Competition at the 43rd Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland.

"Nova parlays her international experiences into some well-crafted, almost slick performances that are completely ready of consumption, consideration and artistic digestion...that thing that makes us all better.” - C. Michael Bailey, All About Jazz
  http://www.mayanova.com

9:30PM  VOXECSTATIC: DEANNA KIRK
Deborah Latz, curator

Deanna Kirk, voice;  John Di Martino, piano
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Deanna Kirk has performed with some of the biggest names in jazz (Roy Hargrove, Eartha Kitt, Cecil Taylor), rock (Keith Richards, The SpinDoctors) and American culture (from Quentin Crisp to Matt Dillon and Sarah Jessica Parker to George Stephanopolous). Deanna recorded her first live jazz album, Live at Deanna’s, critically acclaimed by the press and jazz fans around the world.

“She proves herself a forceful performer
 and first-class talent who is worth hearing.” - People Magazine

“Deanna packs groups into
a snug space that magically becomes crowded and smokey the moment a new set starts.” - New York Magazine

Wednesday Feb 08
6:00PM  INTERCULTURAL POETRY
Andrey Gritsman, host

Alexey Tsvetkov
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Russian-American Poetry Reading: Alexey Tsvetkov and Andrey Gritsman

  magazines.russ.ru/authors/t/tsvetkov/ www.andreygritsman.com

8:01PM  NOAM WIESENBERG QUINTET
Godwin Louis, alto sax;  Dayna Stephens, tenor sax;  Glenn Zaleski, piano;  Noam Wiesenberg, bass;  Kush Abadey, drums

Israeli Bassist & arranger, Noam Wiesenberg, will be performing new and original compositions alongside his band of some of New York City’s most talented Jazz musicians. The group will premiere Noam’s eclectic, dynamic, and melodic music, bringing together his background in classical music, his love for flamenco, and years of playing in the NYC jazz scene.

  http://www.noamwiesenberg.com

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Thursday
Feb 09
6:00PM  COWBOYS & FRENCHMEN
Ethan Helm, alto sax;  Owen Broder, alto sax;  Chris Ziemba, piano;  Ethan O'Reilly, bass;  Matt Honor, drums
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Cowboys & Frenchmen present an unique take on the American musical canon by blending traditional folk and pop music into the the world of explosive modern jazz. After receiving much critical acclaim for their debut release, "Rodeo," C&F have raised the bar with their newest set of original compositions and improvisations celebrating the qualities of their trademark style: virtuosity, humor, profundity, and deep groove. Hear their final performance before they hit the recording studio.

  www.cowboysandfrenchmen.com/ www.facebook.com/cowboysandfrenchmen/

8:01PM  THE POWELL BROTHERS
Jonathan Powell, trumpet;  Jeremy Powell, tenor sax;  Marko Churnchetz, piano;  Jeff Miles, guitar;  Edward Perez, bass;  Allan Mednard, drums
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Jonathan and Jeremy Powell combine forces to bring their new sextet to Cornelia St. Cafe.

Throughout the night younger brother Jonathan Powell on trumpet (Eddie Palmieri, Arturo O'Farrill, Miguel Zenon) will be featuring music from his most recent release on Truth Revolution Records entitled "Beacons of Light". Each one of these songs Jonathan wrote for and dedicated to a number of exceptional men and women (such as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Mahatma Ghandi, and Guatama Buddha) who have striven to shine "a brilliant light into the darkness so that we may follow towards a better path". “And the young trumpeter Jonathan Powell is brilliant. At times listening to Powell makes one think of a young Freddie Hubbard tempered with Lester Bowie’s flair for unpredictable phrasing and melodrama.” - Jazz Times

Older brother Jeremy Powell on saxophone (Arturo O'Farrill, Eddie Palmieri, JT Taylor) describes his music as "a fresh harmonic blend of Herbie Hancock and Robert Glasper with some modern gospel undertones, at times laid over a rhythmic bed of Flying Lotus-esque loops, but always with a relaxed and soulful twist". "Jeremy Powell's saxophone playing is compelling." - Gramophone

  www.jonathanpowell.net jeremy-powell.com

Friday
Feb 10
6:00PM  MARGARITA ROVENSKAYA, PIANIST
Margarita Rovenskaya, piano
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An evening of solo piano works, featuring J. S. Bach's G major Partita, J. Haydn's Sonata in E-flat major, J. Brahms' Klavierstucke op. 76, and S. Prokofiev's Sonata No. 5 in C major.

  www.margaritarovenskaya.com

9:00PM & 10:30PM  ARI HOENIG BRAZILIAN TRIO
Chico Pinheiro, guitar;  Eduardo Belo, bass;  Ari Hoenig, drums
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This brand new group offers a fusion of Brazilian music and Jazz interwoven into original compositions written by all three members.

  www.arihoenig.com

Saturday
Feb 11
6:00PM  GREEK AMERICAN WRITERS ASSOCIATION: THE POETRY OF LOVE AND EMOTION
Stephan Morrow, guest host

Marlain Angelides Yanna Darlis
Greek American Writers Association: THE POETRY OF LOVE AND EMOTION image

The Greek-American Writers Assn. will warm up for Valentine's Day with a Poetry Celebration presented by Stephen Morrow -- the eclectic talent -- director, writer and actor -- author of the prize-winning "Journey to Amorgos" and founder of The Great American Play Series, director and star of the indy film "Dogmouth."

Stephan will be joined by two other exciting performers: singer/actor Marlain Angelides, and Yanna Darlis, president and creative director of New Greek TV. They will present poetry ranging from the Beats to Bob Dylan (You can decide if he deserved the Nobel for Literature) to the Greek Greats including Cavafy, Seferis and Ritsos -- plus -- the erotic poetry of the ancients.

9:00PM & 10:30PM  LAGE LUND QUARTET
Lage Lund, guitar;  Matt Penman, bass;  Obed Calvaire, drums;  Micah Thomas, piano
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"Of the younger cats, Lage is THE one. He's a wonderful player. Scary actually!" - Kurt Rosenwinkel

  www.lage-lund.com

Sunday
Feb 12
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.

“Frank, funny, and refreshingly honest” See More Plays

“Hilarious, touching, and provocative” Robert Creighton (Creator and star of Cagney)

WINNER - United Solo Festival 2016 - BEST STAND-UP

6:00PM  THE RETURN OF LEE FELDMAN
Lee Feldman, piano, vocals
THE RETURN OF LEE FELDMAN image

Even though I’m very suspicious of performances, I still scheduled this show and agreed to let people pay to come see me perform. It’s a contradiction that I have to live with every day. I hope to see you . . . see me!

STEREOPHILE: “’Album No. 4’ is the work of a unique American songwriting voice: a small masterpiece, and a delight from beginning to end.”

NEW YORK TIMES: “Lee Feldman uses a Tin Pan Alley bounce to make twisted or troubled situations sound like parlor songs.”

ATLANTIC MONTHLY: “Lee Feldman plays the piano in just the dry, subtle, understated manner that his dry, subtle, understatedly hilarious songs call for.”

  www.leefeldman.com

8:35PM  ANOUMAN
Peter Sparacino, saxophones;  Koran Agan, guitar;  Josh Kaye, guitar;  Eduardo Belo, bass
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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. In addition to their original works, Anouman will perform their own arrangements of music of Django Reinhardt.

  http://anoumanmusic.com http://koranagan.com

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

Drum kit donated by
CANOPUS DRUMS, Japan

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Cover is given where known
Many spoken words events are free
There is always a one-drink minimum per set; times are door opening times