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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

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Sunday
Nov 13
6:00PM  ENTERTAINING SCIENCE -- IMPROVISING ON CHAOS
Roald Hoffmann

Phil Holmes, mathematician, poet;  Susan Case, poet;  Ben Holmes, trumpet;  Brian Drye, trombone;  Take Toriyama, drums;  Ruben Radding, bass
IMPROVISING ON CHAOS Our lives, careers, failures, loves and successes are as much directed by chance meetings as by our internal compasses. But surely science can make reliable predictions? Not so fast! Outcomes can still appear random, even if all the rules are known. Mathematician and poet Phil Holmes will expand on chaos theory and how it does and doesn't help one find one's way in the world. Poet Susan Case will tell how mathematicians hung out in the Scottish Cafe in Lvov before being swept into the vortex of World War II. A quartet, led by Ben Holmes (trumpet) and featuring Brian Drye (trombone), Take Toriyama (drums) and Reuben Radding (bass) will take the theme to music, with original compositions and free improvisations on traditional melodies of East Europe.
 Cover $10
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8:30PM  AYELET ROSE GOTTLIEB GROUP
Aylet Rose Gottlieb, voice/compositions;  Avishai Cohen, trumpet;  Shai Salhov, saxophones;  Anat Fort, piano;  Ed Schuler, bass;  Take Toriyama, drums
AYELET ROSE GOTTLIEB GROUP image
Israeli-born vocalist/composer Ayelet Rose Gottlieb performs music from her acclaimed debut CD, Internal-External. Chosen by All About Jazz as the ³Best Debut CD of 2004,² the 25-year old¹s original compositions represent a range of musical approaches including free improvisations inspired by Gottlieb¹s explorations of color and sound to robust compositions infused with Middle Eastern sounds and erotic Biblical texts.
 Cover $10   www.ayeletrose.com
Monday
Nov 14
6:00PM  POETRY
Angelo Verga, host

Susan Hoover Ilka Scobie Jeff Wright
Poets from near & far, that is if you consider The People's Republic of Woodstock to be distant.
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  COMPOSERSCOLLABORATIVE PRESENTS SERIAL UNDERGROUND THE 2ND MONDAY OF THE MONTH
Jed Distler, piano, composer;  Ed Schmidt, play writer;  Joshua Fried, composer;  Anthony de Mare, piano;  Justine F. Chen, violin;  Jody Redhage, cello
ComposersCollaborative presents Serial Underground the 2nd Monday of the month image
ComposersCollaborative inc’s (CCi) Serial Underground introduces new multidisciplinary concert theater collaborations – the second Monday of the month

A new excerpt of The Gold Standard by composer/pianist Jed Distler and playwright Ed Schmidt (The Last Supper) presents us with ‘the family history’ of our disgruntled protagonist performed by Distler. Justine Chen’s Testing1-2-3(2002) is performed by the composer on violin with pianist Jed Distler. Words Fail Me (premiere) by composer Lois V Vierk is performed by pianist Anthony de Mare and cellist Jody Redhage. Composer Joshua Fried performs his far-fetched composition with FM radio waves, Radio Wonderland, on laptops, old shoes and a real steering wheel.

SERIAL UNDERGROUND evenings and THE GOLD STANDARD are directed by Arnold Barkus, while David Lovett’s lighting design adds glitz to the underground experience.

As of 1998 "the ever imaginative COMPOSERSCOLLABORATIVE" (Time Out) has presented such new music fare as the SOLO FLIGHTS and NON SEQUITUR festivals. Launched in the fall of 2004, SERIAL UNDERGROUND presents multidisciplinary collaborations between composers, playwrights, directors, spoken word artists. Allan Kozinn (New York Times) contextualizes SERIAL UNDERGROUND, CCi’s monthly performances in the basement of the Cornelia Street Cafe – “Informal performances of concert works were part of the musical ecology, and to some extent part of the ecology of urban night life as well. That tradition lasted into the 20th century, when ... “serious music” reserved the concert hall as its home, and jazz (and later other popular forms) took its place at street level. ... Composers Collaborative and its inventive artistic director, the composer and pianist Jed Distler, have decided that this [lost] intimacy [between listeners and performers] is worth recapturing.”

Telephone for advance sale tickets:
212-663-1967
all major credit card accepted: AMEX, MC, Visa
Advance purchase tickets (incl. one house drink): $15
Tickets purchased at the door on day of perf (incl. one house drink): $20   www.composerscollab.org

Tuesday
Nov 15
6:00PM  THE WRITERS ROOM
Jill Dearman, host

Laurie Sandell Marlene Ondrea Nichols Leslie Garis

Laurie Sandell has written for Esquire, GQ, US Weekly and New York and is currently a senior writer at Glamour. She has read in the past for Cupcake and Happy Ending reading series.

Marlene Ondrea Nichols is a writer/performer whose past one woman shows include "A Southern Girl's Tireswing Blues" and "Pretty." She has read and performed her original character monologues at TheatreWorks in Memphis, Tennessee (her hometown), Lakewood Theatre's Art for Art Sake in Dallas, TX, and in New York at the Kraine Theatre, The Moth, Ensemble Studio Theatre, the Bowery Poetry club, Dixon Place, Happy Hour Salon, WAX Works, and The Little Loft Theatre in Brooklyn.

Leslie Garis has profiled Jamaica Kincaid, Harold Pinter and John Fowles, Georges Simenon, Rebecca West, Joan Didion and John Gregory Dunne, Marguerite Duras, Francoise Sagan, Susan Sontag for The New York Times Magazine. Her profiles in the New York Times Arts & Leisure section include: Edward Albee, Elizabeth Taylor, Lynn and Vanessa Redgrave. She has also written for Mirabella, Vogue, Ms Magazine, British Vogue, The Guardian and The Times of London and The Washington Post. Her as-yet-untitled memoir will be published by Farrar, Strauss and Giroux.
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)   http://corneliajill@aol.com

8:30PM  PARTHENIA, A CONSORT OF VIOLS WITH PAUL HECHT & ALEXANDRA MONTANO
Beverly Au Lawrence Lipnik Rosamund Morley Lisa Terry, viola da gamba;  Paul Hecht, actor;  Alexandra Montano, mezzo soprano
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"WHEN MUSIC AND SWEETE POETRY AGREE":
An evening of the poetry of John Donne and the music of his Elizabethan contemporaries.

"In the Elizabethan world poetry and music were almost inseparable: poetry was conceived as song and music took its forms and phrasing from poetry. Actor Paul Hecht, steeped in the tradition of 17th century theatre and lover of Elizabethan poetry, will read from John Donne’s gorgeous love poems. Parthenia, Elizabethan musical specialists playing on reproductions of early viola da gambas, with luscious mezzo soprano, Alexandra Montano, will reply with moving performances of instrumental and vocal musical vignettes. Together
 Cover $10   www.parthenia.org

Wednesday Nov 16
8:30PM  THE SONGWRITER'S BEAT
Valerie Ghent, host

Liz Queler Laura McLean Sparlha Swa Allen Alexander
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Now in its 5th year, The Songwriter's Beat is New York’s most popular acoustic songwriter’s series, where songwriters are encouraged to perform new material in a supportive and intimate atmosphere.

Curated / hosted by multiple ASCAP Pop Award winner Valerie Ghent, The Songwriter’s Beat features top up-and-coming songwriters. Each month four songwriters of varying musical styles perform original songs and are encouraged to try out their newest material and arrangements.

Founded in 2000 by Valerie Ghent, The Songwriter's Beat has presented over 185 phenomenal songwriters (hailing from all over the globe: from the US, UK, Australia, South Africa and Japan!) and keeps growing!

The Songwriter's Beat welcomes songwriters from around the world, so if you are planning your trip to New York, allow time for The Songwriter's Beat!
 Cover $5   songwritersbeat.com valghent.com

Thursday
Nov 17
6:00PM  PO'JAZZ
Golda Solomon, host

Nora McCarthy, voice;  Jorge Sylvester, alto saxophone;  Cheryl Boyce Taylor THE POETRY CARAVAN Ellen Goldsmith, poets
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A SMALL DREAM IN RED
Performed by Nora McCarthy, voice, compositions, poetry, effects and Jorge Sylvester, alto saxophone, compositions

Plus featured poets: Cheryl Boyce Taylor, The Poetry Caravan and Ellen Goldsmith

A SMALL DREAM IN RED: ...It’s delightful to hear music that plays so freely with the known and the unknown elements of jazz. McCarthy and Sylvester show the utmost respect for the formal elements of music while also possessing the daring to dissolve borders, making A Small Dream in Red an aural adventure of the highest order.
--Florence Wetzel, All About Jazz

CHERYL BOYCE TAYLOR is the author of three collections of poetry, Night When Moon Follows, Raw Air, and Convincing the Body. She is best known for her dialectic poems and strong political voice.

GOLDA SOLOMON: "Poet Solomon...Think of it as Jack Kerouac revisiting the Mile High City and grabbing a sandwich at the New York Deli while in town."
--Norman Provizer, Rocky Mountain News

“PO’JAZZ at CORNELIA STREET is one big friendly party of good words, good sounds, and good food.”
-- Gladys Serrano, Mutable Music
(students/seniors $11)
 Cover $13 (includes one house drink)

8:30PM  GNU VOX VOCAL SERIES: ALEXIS COLE & JO LAWRY
David Devoe, curator

Alexis Cole, Jo Lawry, vocals & composer
This season of Gnu Vox, the jazz vocal series, concentrates on emerging vocalists.  The programs will showcase the singers unique abilities as interpreters, improvisers, composers and arrangers from traditional to avant-garde jazz.  The Cornelia Street Cafe provides an intimate setting in which to hear these artists at a reasonable price!
 Cover $10   http://www.alexiscole.com
http://www.daviddevoe.com
Friday
Nov 18
6:00PM  PINK PONY POETRY
Jackie Sheeler, host


Jackie Sheeler's open mic poetry series. Arrive before 6 pm to sign up. This week's featured reader is Sabrina Hayeem.
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)   http://www.poetz.com
8:30PM  MARK HELIAS; OPEN LOOSE
Mark Helias, bass;  Tom Rainey, drums;  Tony Malaby, sax
MARK HELIAS; open Loose image
"The trio's name "Open Loose" refers not only to its musical style, but to Mark Helias' compositions which are written with plenty of space in them, and are designed to be interpreted openly and loosely. They allow for seamless transitions between composed passages and improvisation, never easy to achieve.
This threesome fully exploits the creative possibilities of the compositions, never opting for a clichéd theme-solos-theme format. The group has the knack of starting with a rather loose - sometimes even ramshackle - piece and slowly allowing it to evolve until it emerges as a tight theme.
Open Loose has been touring for six years and has released three CDs."
 Cover $10   www.markhelias.com
Saturday
Nov 19
6:00PM  GREEK-AMERICAN WRITERS ASSOCIATION
Dean Kostos, host


Michael Broder, Angela Kariotis, & Cheryl Boyce Taylor.
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  RORY STUART QUARTET
Rory Stuart, guitar;  Mark Shim, tenor saxophone;  Francois Moutin, bass;  Ari Hoenig, drums
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Described by JAZZ TIMES as “perhaps THE most innovative straight-ahead jazz guitarist to emerge in years,” Rory Stuart brings his quartet with tenor saxophonist Mark Shim, acoustic bassist Francois Moutin, and drummer Ari Hoenig to the Cornelia Street Café on Saturday, November 19, 2005.

Rory Stuart has performed as a sideman with a remarkable range of jazz artists, from Charlie Rouse to Errol Parker, Steve Coleman’s Five Elements with Cassandra Wilson and Geri Allen to the Cadence All Stars, and has led highly-praised Quartets of his own. For his complete bio, album reviews and photos, please visit www.rorystuart.com.

Rory’s critically-acclaimed CD, “Hurricane,” was reprinted by Sunnyside in 2004, complete with new artwork and liner notes. “Hurricane” received a four-star review in DOWNBEAT and was voted among the 10 best recordings of the year in CODA. A new CD (“So Rise Up”) featuring Ari and Mark is being prepared for release.

At Cornelia Street Café, The Rory Stuart Quartet will feature newly recorded original compositions, challenging rhythmic elements, and a fiery performance.

$12 cover ($9 for students)   www.rorystuart.com

Sunday
Nov 20
6:00PM  PLAYS IN CAFES, PART I: CAFFE CINO
Robert Heide Robert Patrick Doric Wilson
“The Haunted Host” by Robert Patrick, directed by Gabriel Shanks
“And He Made a Her” by Doric Wilson, directed by Bryn Manion
“Moon” by Robert Heide, directed by Ralph Lewis

and special surprise guests!

It’s a birthday play reading! Come celebrate Cornelia Street Café’s former next-door neighbor, Caffe Cino, on the anniversary of its late founder’s birth. That's Joe Cino in his domain at No. 31 Cornelia Street in the 60's.

Site-specific specialists Peculiar Works Project bring The OFF Project, their moveable feast of early Off-Off Broadway hits, to the block where Joe Cino started it all.

Audience response at the OFF readings determines which landmark plays will make up next year’s full OFF production - a performance heritage trail throughout historic Village streets paying tribute to NYC’s alternative theatre heyday.
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)   http://www.peculiarworks.org

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8:30PM  ELISE WOOD'S NYCA BRAZILIAN JAZZ COLLECTIVE
Elise Wood, flute with;  Leo Nobre, bass;  Angelo Metz, guitar;  Elleni Maureus, flute;  Vanderlei Pereira, drums
Elise Wood's NYCA Brazilian Jazz COLLECTIVE image
Special engagement of New York and LA muscians come together with a traditional and origianal repertoire of Jazz and Brazilian that is moving and sensual.   www.hickswood.com
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