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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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Mixed Media by LENNY ACHAN

All art is for sale. Please inquire

Sunday
Aug 07
6:00PM  ENTERTAINING SCIENCE -- FROM SAMARKAND TO CORDOBA
Roald Hoffmann, host


FROM SAMARKAND TO CORDOBA There was a time when science, music, and art in Islamic lands represented high culture to Europe. These cultural strands continue to influence the world today. Elaheh Kheirandish of Harvard University will tell us about mathematics and science in the medieval Islamic world. Dave Soldier, a leading improvisational musician and composer on the New York scene, will play with his new group, The Spinozas (including Na'Ti Lachmy, Richard Khuzami, and Nelida Tirado), who mix contemporary gypsy/flamenco style with Middle Eastern traditions and the lyrics of Al Andalus. Islamic art historian Carol Bier will bring two contemporary carpets from Turkey, woven using traditional methods with natural dyes. Comparing patterns and the uses of color, she will explore symmetry and symmetry-breaking in what we call Oriental carpets.
 Cover $10
8:30PM  GALLIMAUFRAY FESTIVAL: MORRISON MOTEL
John Morrison, host

Vanessa Hollinghead Liam McEneaney Aziz Ansari Zero Boy Carla Rhodes
Gallimaufray Festival: Morrison Motel image
Morrison Motel, dubbed an “... an up and coming comedy powerhouse” by Comedy Central, offers an intimate encounter with intelligent and alternative comedy. John Morrison hosts a premium blend of NYC’s top comics with the hottest new up and comers for an evening of satire, comedy and camaraderie.

  This month, we’ll be featuring Comedy Central’s Vanessa Hollingshead, from HBO’s U.S. Comedy Arts Festival at Aspen. Joining Vanessa will be Liam McEneaney of Premium Blend and VH1’s Best Week Ever fame. We’ll be checking in with the Emerging Comics of New York 2005 Best Male Standup winner Aziz Ansari, as well as NPR’s weekly resident vocal acrobat and performance artist Zero Boy. The lovely and talented comedian/ventriloquist Carla Rhodes will drop by, and of course, our secret surprise special guest.
 Cover $10 (includes one house drink)

Monday
Aug 08
6:00PM  JAMES AGEE DRAMA

RB Morris' play "The Man Who Lives Here Is Loony", a one actor show about James Agee
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  BRAZILIAN FEST: THE BRAZILIAN JAZZ COLLECTIVE
Guilherme Monterio, guitar;  Helio Alves, piano;  Leonardo Cioglia, bass;  Duduka Da Fonseca, drums
Brazilian Fest: The Brazilian Jazz Collective image
The Brazilian Jazz Collective - an ensemble of NYC's finest Brazilian Jazz musicians, freely reinterpreting originals as well as Brazilian and American Standards.
 Cover $5   www.quizamba.com
Tuesday
Aug 09
8:30PM  BRAZILIAN FEST: HENDRIK MEURKENS BRAZILIAN QUARTET
Hendrik Meurkens, harmonica;  Klaus Mueller, piano;  Gustavo Amarante, bass;  Adriano Santos, drums
Brazilian Fest: Hendrik Meurkens Brazilian Quartet image
Hendrik Meurkens, a virtuoso on both the chromatic harmonica and the vibraphone, is the most important jazz harmonica player since Toots Thielemans. German-born but now based in New York, Meurkens’ recordings and performances garner worldwide acclaim because the transcendent beauty of his music has universal appeal.

A two-mallet player in the tradition of Milt Jackson and Bobby Hutcherson, Hendrik Meurkens was en-route to being an instantly recognizable vibraphonist when he heard Toots Thielemans. Inspired by the sound of Thielemans’ harmonica, he taught himself the difficult-to-master instrument.

Hendrik Meurkens’ other life-changing musical experience was his introduction to samba and bossa nova. He was
 Cover $10   www.hendrikmeurkens.com

Wednesday Aug 10
8:30PM  BRAZILIAN FEST: CLARICE ASSAD
Clarice Assad, vocals, piano;  + TBA
Brazilian Fest: Clarice Assad image
"Clarice Assad negotiates the line between chamber jazz and classical music with the, subtlest applications of her native rhythms."
The Chicago Reader

"... Piano and voice are inseparable. They compliment each other breathlessly. Her voice belies itself with brusque cuts and glissandi; disciplined and warm in the classic Brazilian repertoire, treated in a very special way. "
O Estado de Sao Paulo. (Brazil)   www.clariceassad.com

Thursday
Aug 11
8:30PM  BRAZILIAN FEST: SCOTT KETTNER
Scott Kettner, drums/percussion;  Catarina Racha, vocals/percussion;  Eduardo Guedes, percussion;  Mike Savino, bass;  Raphael McGregor, guitar;  Rob Curto, accordion
Brazilian Fest: Scott Kettner image
A World Music Extravaganza with:
Scott Kettner's Nation Beat
An exciting evening of world music from the Northeast of Brazil and beyond.

Scott Kettner's Nation Beat: Eclectic world music with Brazilian Roots.? Inspired by Chico Science and the Mangue Beat movement of Recife, Brazil the New York City based act Nation Beat combines regional rhythms such as Maracatu, Coco and Baião with improvisational elements of Jazz, Funk, Rock and New Orleans Second Line rhythms, resulting in an innovative and compelling new sound.

For years, most Americans have associated Brazil with samba, overlooking the numerous regional rhythms and musical styles which are tremendously popular throughout Brazil. A perfect example is Maracatu- a dynamic rhythm from the Northeast, propulsive and dramatic, steeped in African traditions with heavy religious overtones. Deep bass tones are sounded on alfaia drums, which 'cut' against the beat. Crackling snares provide crisp rhythmic counterpoint, and the ringing tones of double bells (gongue) delineate the rhythmic structure. Think of the nastiest funk drumbeat you've ever heard, and then increase the intensity exponentially and you'll be close. Beautiful call-and-response songs provide melody and harmony, floating over the roar of the drums. ?

In the last ten years, the biggest musical success story out of Brazil has been the explosion of music from the economically impoverished, culturally rich Northeast. World- famous musicians like Chico Science and the Mangue beat movement that sprung up around him used Maracatu as a springboard for contemporary fusions in the same way that Jorge Ben Jor and other MPB artists used samba a generation earlier. Scott Kettner's Nation Beat and Maracatu New York are the only groups in the US performing the traditional Maracatu rhythms while fusing them with modern elements.?   www.nationbeat.com

Friday
Aug 12
6:00PM  PINK PONY POETRY
Roxanne Hoffman, host


Pink Pony Poetry: Jackie Sheeler's open mic poetry series with featured reader Peter Carlaftes ( + mini feature: Kathi George). Arrive before 6 pm to sign up. $6 admission includes a *free* drink. In August Jackie is on vacation but the show goes on with Roxanne Hoffman as guest moderator.
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  GERALD CLEAVER: VIOLET HOUR
Jeremy Pelt, trumpet & cornet;  J.D. Allen, tenor saxophone;  Ben Waltzer, piano;  Chris Lightcap, bass;  Gerald Cleaver, drums;  + special guest Andrew Bishop, tenor & soprano saxophone
Gerald Cleaver: violet hour image
Gerald Cleaver presents Violet Hour: music for an acoustic quintet of unique and engaging personal voices. 

Gerald Cleaver

Born and raised in Detroit.  There, he worked with Ali Muhammad Jackson, Marcus Belgrave, Donald Walden, Rodney Whitaker, A. Spencer Barefield and Wendell Harrison.  Cleaver earned a B.A. in music education from the University of Michigan.  During his
 Cover $10

Saturday
Aug 13
6:00PM  ITALIAN-AMERICAN WRITERS ASSOCIATION
Maria Lisella, host


Italian American Writers Association, featured readers are: TBA, plus open mic, 5 minute limit.
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  BRAZILIAN FEST: ARTHUR DUTRA'S TIMBATU
Arthur Dutra, vibraphone, drums, percussion and vocals;  Catarina Racha, vocals, percussion;  Gustavo Dantas, 7-string guitar
Brazilian Fest:  Arthur Dutra's Timbatu  image
Arthur Dutra has created a new sound, with an innovative approach for the vibraphone in Brazilian music. Arthur Dutra’s Timbatu features Dutra’s songs performed by the composer/poet along with two of the most active performers in the vibrant Brazilian music scene in NYC.

"A must for the Brazilian percussion aficionado".
José Domingos Raffaeli (O Globo - Brazil) about Dutra’s debut album "Projeto Timbatu".

ARTHUR DUTRA REIS is a musician/writer and poet born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He studied at Cigam School of Music in Rio where he later became a teacher of drums and percussion. He also studied Brazilian and classical percussion with Luiz D’Anunciação(Pinduca). With his solo CD entitled Projeto Timbatu,
 Cover $10

Sunday
Aug 14
8:30PM  BRAZILIAN FEST: ELIANE
Eliane, vocals & guitar;  Jennifer Vincent, bass;  Matt Kane, drums;  + Klaudia Lasik, vocals;  and: perc + horns TBA
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Guitarist and vocalist eliane and her kickass band catch your immediate attention with her groovy brazilian style originals. A pure delight to hear.

Eliane, swiss born guitarist, singer and composer, moved to New York in 1998 and got seriously infected with the Latin and Brazilian music virus. She now is an active member of the NYC Jazz, Brazil and Latin scene and plays with the best musicians the city has to offer. Besides her perfomances as a leader or a featured artist in New York clubs, like the famous Blue Note, Joe's Pub, Cornelia Street Cafe and major events like the SwissAmerican Film Festival or the Swiss Peak Festival, she also toured in Switzerland and played in Germany and France.
Her songs are a collection of stories of her life, influenced by the richness of Brazil's and South America's rhythms and her Jazz background.
 Cover $10   www.elianeperforms.com

STREAMING LINK: elianeperforms.com/music.html

Drum kit donated by
CANOPUS DRUMS, Japan

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