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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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Photographs by Linda Zecchino

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Sunday
Dec 03
6:00PM  ENTERTAINING SCIENCE: THE TASTE OF LIGHT
Roald Hoffman, Dave Soldier, hosts

Dirk Trauner, physiologist;  Elena Mindlina, soprano;  Ernest Shteynberg, piano
Entertaining Science: The Taste of Light  image

Our program will mingle the senses in ways you probably would not have thought possible (yet Oliver Sacks would have loved). Take the work of Dirk Trauner, a physiologist and chemist at NYU, who works on the restoration of vision and in the fight against cancer. He and his dedicated team of students make synthetic molecules that literally flip-flop when irradiated with light. This process is not unlike what happens in rhodopsin, the purple pigment that underlies human vision. As the synthetic molecules flip and flop, they not only change their shape but also their biological activity. They can be used to restore vision in blind animals - and hopefully soon in humans. And can be used in cancer chemotherapy and to convert taste-receptors into light receptors (“Photogastronomy”). Nobody knows what this is good for, but it is certainly fun to do.

Elena Mindlina, a remarkable Russian-born American soprano, a Doctor of Musical Arts, believes that an absence of knowledge is a kind of blindness, and that a free human voice has healing qualities due to its ability to share feelings, beauty, and the light of knowledge in the most refined and unique way.

Adding to "The Taste of Light," Elena will present masterpieces of Russian song literature written by the legendary composers Piotr Tchaikovsky, Sergey Rachmaninoff, and others. Building the bridges of all the senses between her two beloved countries, Elena will end her program with the golden American standards – George Gershwin’s "I Got Rhythm" and Nicholas Brodsky’s "Be My Love" – thus sending a reminder that no matter how dark it may seem, the light will shine through if we hang onto our good rhythm and the ability to love, accompanied by the pianist Ernest Shteynberg.

  www.elenamindlina.com

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

Luke Hendon, guitar;  Josh Kaye, guitar;  Scott Tixier, violin;  Tony Jarvis, bass clarinet;  Ben Rubens, bass

Cornelia Street Cafe, with it's Django at Cornelia Street series, celebrates the music of Django Reinhardt by featuring some of the finest gypsy jazz bands and other musicians influenced by the legendary gypsy guitarist.

Luke Hendon draws from the tradition of the legendary gypsy guitar of Django Reinhardt and comes out swinging, soulful, funky, fresh, and innovative with his own project. In this stripped down acoustic setting, Luke's guitar takes center stage. His recent obsession with the music of Django Reinhardt inspired him to come up with his own unique take on the style of gypsy jazz.

“Luke Hendon’s music is a reaffirmation of Jazz as ‘fun.’” -Jazz Profiles

  http://https://www.lukehendonmusic.com/

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Monday
Dec 04
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
AMRAM & CO image

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
Dec 05
6:00PM  PLAYFUL PROCEDURES
A Poetry Provocation of Bourgeois Normalities

Liora Mondlak Don Hogle
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Liora Mondlak remembers accompanying her mother to the market in Mexico City, where she grew up. She remembers the chickens hanging by their feet, and the sawdust around her saddle shoes. Years later, she would return to the market to buy ground chameleon, a well-known love potion, which she uses sparingly.

Don Hogle’s love of poetry began as a child, acting out the witches’ scenes from Macbeth with monkey puppets. He was disciplined in kindergarten for kissing the girls. Some things have changed over the intervening six decades, others not so much.

  www.lioramondlak.com www.donhoglepoet.com

8:00PM  VOXECSTATIC: LAUREN LEE- CURIOUS BEINGS
Deborah Latz, curator

Lauren Lee, voice, piano, compostion;  Shelly Washington, baritone sax, flute;  Brad Mulholland, alto sax, clarinet;  Lauren Seay, bass, voice;  Kevin Neyer, drums

Fresh from an extended European tour, Lauren Lee presents a program of new songs that reflect her global influences and experiences as a stranger trying to communicate in a language that anyone can understand. Constantly exploring the outer realms of what's possible with the human voice and ear, her compositions and improvisations draw on feelings of apprehension and disappointment as well as elation and curiosity.

"Most highly recommended, especially for listeners who love a solid sonic adventure." - Dick Metcalf/CADENCE Magazine
  http://www.laurenleeprojectjazz.com

Voxecstatic: Lauren Lee- Curious Beings image
9:30PM  VOXECSTATIC: MATKOT: MEDITERRANEAN VOCAL JAZZ BAND
Deborah Latz, curator

Dor Sagi, voice;  Naama Gheber, voice;  Arta Jekabsone, voice;  Eliza Bake, voice;  Mike Sheelar, piano;  John Koozin, bass;  Yonatan Oleiski, drums
Voxecstatic: MATKOT: Mediterranean Vocal Jazz Band image

MATKOT is the sound of a female vocal quartet and a swinging jazz trio playing the unique arrangements of Israeli composer Rami Bar-David. Lush harmonies and Mediterranean flavor Bar-David's grooves hip compositional style, which deconstructs jazz standards and popular classics and re-arranges them into a distinctive new sound. Based in New York, MATKOT's music draws on both the jazz tradition and their Israeli roots to create a vibrant new repertoire.

  https://www.matkotmusic.com

Wednesday Dec 06
6:00PM  MARGARITA ROVENSKAYA AND ELLY TOYODA
Margarita Rovenskaya, piano;  Elly Toyoda, violin
Margarita Rovenskaya and Elly Toyoda image

Music for Piano and Violin. Join us for an evening of Chopin Impromptus, Debussy Images, Mozart and Brahms Piano and Violin Sonatas, and Gershwin Porgy and Bess!

  www.margaritarovenskaya.com youtu.be/lQczLOExNpU

8:01PM  THE OUT LOUDS
Tomas Fujiwara, drums;  Ben​ ​Goldberg, clarinet;  Mary​ ​Halvorson, guitar
The Out Louds image Reuben​ ​Radding

The​ ​working​ ​method​ ​of​ ​The​ ​Out​ ​Louds​ ​is​ ​sonic​ ​research,​ ​conducted​ ​on​ ​a​ ​decibel-by-decibel level.​ ​Once​ ​ deconstructed,​ ​the​ ​music​ ​can​ ​be​ ​transmitted​ ​to​ ​the​ ​listener​ ​in​ ​its​ ​pure​ ​form​ ​and beauty.​ ​For​ ​example,​ ​a​ ​person​ ​contemplating​ ​the​ ​Fragility​ ​of​ ​Existence​ ​soon​ ​passes​ ​from​ ​this world,​ ​while​ ​the​ ​fragile​ ​existence​ ​of​ ​the​ ​ universe​ ​continues​ ​forever.​ ​It​ ​is​ ​for​ ​this​ ​reason​ ​that​ ​the song​ ​titles​ ​on​ ​their​ ​first​ ​record​ ​are​ ​derived​ ​from​ ​the​ ​ names​ ​of​ ​flowers​ ​that​ ​one​ ​can​ ​encounter​ ​at the​ ​Brooklyn​ ​Botanical​ ​Gardens.

Thursday
Dec 07
6:00PM  ARTISTS SALON
Robin, Josh, and Tom, hosts

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This is a monthly opportunity for artists associated with the cafe--from every genre and every generation, past, present, and future--to gather informally, schmooze, re-invent the world, and hoist a glass of quelque chose (the only kind of chose to hoist). Our glorious curators are present, you can buttonhole them to find out what's cooking, you can introduce yourself to other toilers in the vineyard, invent projects and discover collaborators.

Finger food on us, drinks available. All are welcome.

8:00PM  MATT HOLMAN’S OUTLANDS
Matt Holman, trumpet, comp.;  Ben Monder, guitar;  Matt Clohesy, bass;  Mark Ferber, drums

Hailed by the New York Times as a “conscientious” and “perceptive young trumpeter,” Holman has distinguished himself as a a composer and soloist in many of the leading jazz ensembles of our time include those led by Darcy James Argue, John Hollenbeck, and Fred Hersch. As a leader, Holman’s chamber jazz recordings When Flooded (2013, Brooklyn Jazz Underground Records) and The Tenth Muse (2017, New Focus Recordings) feature “richly orchestrated tapestries of sound and beautifully developed melodic ideas,” (Down Beat) that draw “inspiration from a large gamut of musical sources that stretch far beyond jazz” (Hot House).

Holman’s new project OUTLANDS features original music inspired by his native state of Arizona.

  http://www.mattholman.com

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9:30PM  NICK BRUST QUINTET
Nick Brust, sax;  Ben Eunson, guitar;  Tuomo Uusitalo, piano;  Josh Allen, bass;  Jay Sawyer, drums

"Nick Brust’s playing and writing is evidence that the future of the alto saxophone is in good hands. Rarely do you find a young player who combines exquisite, head-spinningly dextrous playing with such thoughtful ideas and compositions. Check him out!" -Will Vinson

  http:// www.nickbrustjazz.com

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Friday
Dec 08
6:00PM  OBERMAN, GARDINIER, AND HELAL READ NEW WORK AND OLD
Miller Oberman Suzanne Gardinier Marwa Helal
Oberman, Gardinier, and Helal Read New Work And Old image

Join us for a night of poetry readings featuring Miller Oberman, Suzanne Gardinier, and Marwa Helal. Hear stories of change and boundary crossing, writing the body visible, and immigration.

8:35PM  COLIN STRANAHAN’S PACEMAKER
Colin Stranahan, drums, comp.;  Ben Monder, guitar;  Eden Ladin, piano;  Or Bareket, bass
Colin Stranahan’s PaceMaker image

Pacemaker” is an appropriate name for a band led by a drummer, the beating heart of the rhythm section. But for drummer and bandleader Colin Stranahan, the name has a deeper, more mysterious meaning. Colin’s grandfather Glen had a pacemaker, and the device seemed to posses special powers in the mind of young Colin.

Playing wide-ranging sets of original compositions by Stranahan and his bandmates, as well as music by the drummer Paul Motian.

  www.colinstranahanmusic.com

Saturday
Dec 09
6:00PM  GREEK AMERICAN WRITERS ASSOCIATION
Penelope Karageorge, host

Jill McManus Boots Maleson Stephan Morrow
Greek American Writers Association image

The Greek-American Writers Association invites you to a dazzling evening of music, comedy, poetry and story. Acclaimed jazz pianist Jill McManus and the great bassist Boots Maleson will perform. Director/actor/author Stephan Morrow will premiere a new piece.

The Open Mic will astound you with its talented and original artists.

8:35PM  SCOTT LEE, CLONING AMERICANA
Scott Lee, bass, compositions;  Billy Drewes, reeds, compositions;  Gary Versace, piano;  Jeff Hirshfield, drums
Scott Lee, Cloning Americana image

Cloning Americana explores the range of modern improvisational music in the context of the current political and cultural landscape. The group expresses their lament at how far we have moved away from the American values of respect, compassion, and tolerance.

" With the tactful touch of classic jazz, these established musicians craft an album at once effortlessly charming and heavy with nostalgia for the America of decades past. " " Such elegance and understatement maybe more revolutionary than wildly flaring saxophones and blaring drum rhythms. " --Sharon Mizrahi,NYC Jazz Record

  www.scottleemusic.com/

Sunday
Dec 10
6:00PM  TOGETHER FOR THE FIRST TIME: FOUR VISCERAL CONTEMPORARY POETS
Philip Fried Rachel Eliza Griffiths Richard Hoffman D. Nurkse
Together For the First Time: Four Visceral  Contemporary Poets image @ Lynn Saville 2017

Four poets who have never shared a stage, and who each have recent celebrated publications, will offer cutting edge responses to the challenge facing every artist in America today --or present poems whose only purpose is to tease out an inner truth.

8:00PM  ISRAELI JAZZ SPOTLIGHT: NOA FORT QUARTET
Or Bareket, host

Noa Fort, voice;  Dan Loomis, bass;  Ronen Itzek, drums;  tba, piano
Israeli Jazz Spotlight: Noa Fort Quartet image

Israeli born vocalist, pianist, songwriter, improviser, painter of sounds. Recently regarded as “one of New York’s more interesting and original artists” (New York Music Daily), she draws inspiration from different musical worlds, integrating her background of classical and jazz piano, tabla studies, jazz singing and rock/punk/ska keyboard playing into her original music.

9:30PM  ISRAELI JAZZ SPOTLIGHT: IDAN MORIM QUINTET
Idan Morim, guitar;  Adam O'Farill , trumpet;  Micha Gilad, piano;  Almog Sharvit, bass;  Colin Stranahan, drums
Israeli Jazz Spotlight: Idan Morim quintet image

Idan Morim, a young guitarist making a name for himself in the NYC Music scene over the last few years, will be performing his original music along side a band of unique and powerful talents. Performing under his projects name I.M Idans work is rooted in Jazz and improvised music while reaching into different music spheres along the way.

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