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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
Apr 02
6:00PM  ENTERTAINING SCIENCE -- AFTERNOON OF THE CHIMERAS
Roald Hoffmann


AFTERNOON OF THE CHIMERAS

Daniel Conrad, an award-winning filmmaker from Vancouver, will show us his two most recent films -- one bearing the title of this program, the other, "7 Universal Solvents." Both feature contemporary New York and Canadian dancers, and forces of nature. René Hen, who studies genetic models of anxiety and depression, will tell us of mutant mice and chimeras in modern biology. And friends will read some apposite poems by Wislawa Szymborska.


 Cover $10
8:30PM  MARC BERNSTEIN 5TET
Marc Bernstein, saxophones;  Chris Rogers, trumpet;  cary DeNegris, guitar;  Mike McGuirk, bass;  Kresten Osgood, drums
Marc Bernstein 5tet  image
"Blue Walls" is more than the name of a tune and my CD. It is a concept in which everything we play is 'bounced' off of The Blues. Billie, Wes and Cannonball are perfect examples of the essence of this spirit. We will interpret this spirit in our own way, using our own music mixed with compositions from others writing against Blue Walls.”   www.marc-bernstein.dk
Monday
Apr 03
6:00PM  TRINITY STUDENTS
Bill Zavatsky, host


Master poet & teacher Zavatsky showcases his writing students and their work, prep school meets village cafe, Breton meets french fries.
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  AMRAM & CO
David Amram, piano;  Kevin Twigg, drums;  John DeWitt, bass;  John Ventimiglia, actor;  Adam Amram, percussion
AMRAM & CO image
David Amram Trio and actor John Ventimiglia of The Sopranos, Alana, Adira and Adam Amram plus surprise guests and readings from the works of Kerouac and Amram with musical accompanyment.

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.
 Cover $10   www.davidamram.com

Tuesday
Apr 04
6:00PM  RECENT SARAH LAWRENCE GRADS
Jason Irwin, host


PROSE : WENDI LEE, SUZANNE GRAY, NINA CLEMENTS

POETRY : JONATHAN BOURLAND, LIZ IRMITER
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)

8:30PM  MARGOT LEVERETT AND THE KLEZMER MOUNTAIN BOYS
Margot Leverett, clarinet;  Marthy Confurius, bass;  Joe Selly, guitar;  Kenny Kosek, fiddle
Margot Leverett and the Klezmer Mountain Boys image
Klezmer clarinetist Margot Leverett joins forces with today’s stars of klezmer and bluegrass to explore the shared musical spirit of two genres literally worlds apart. Appalachian and southern fiddle tunes by Bill Monroe meet klezmer melodies from pre-war Russia and Eastern Europe, some newly discovered, and the resulting medleys and improvisations are at once raw, funny, melancholic and footstomping. Their CD "Margot Leverett and the Klezmer Mountain Boys" was released to glowing reviews on Traditional Crossroads in September 2003 and has been used by the Paul Taylor Dance Company in their new piece "Klezmerbluegrass".

Margot Leverett, clarinet,
 Cover $10   www.KlezmerMountainBoys.com

Wednesday Apr 05
8:30PM  SPEAKEASY: STORIES FROM THE BACKROOM
Sherry Weaver, host

Rose Styron Mark Katz Michaela Murphy Adam Wade Martin Dockery Saurabh Tak
SPEAKEASY: Stories from the Backroom image
Real stories from real people
 Cover $8   www.speakeasystories.com
Thursday
Apr 06
6:00PM  ARTISTS’ SALON
Robin Hirsch, host


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. All are welcome.
8:30PM  KRESTEN OSGOOD GROUP
Oliver Lake, saxophone;  Michael Gregory Jackson, guitar;  Kresten Osgood, drums
Kresten Osgood group image
This evening features a very special meeting of new and old friends. Jazzlegend and master improviser saxofonist Oliver Lake is reunited with guitar wizard Michael Gregory Jackson. In the late 70´s and early 80´s they cut a sting of classic albums together with Pheeron ak´Laff changing the sound of the sax/guitar/ drums trio format (Bill Frisell has cited Michael Gregory jackson as an influence). Since then Lake has been very active playing with the World Saxophone Quartet, Me´shell Ndegeochello and others and recorded dosens of classic albums as a leader. Michael Gregory Jackson dissapeared from the New York scene for many years and this is a rare chance to see him perform his highly personal guitarstyle in the city.

This event it is the last in a series at of concerts at Cornelia Street Cafe centered around Danish drummer/composer Kresten Osgood. Osgood, one of Scandinavias most active playes and a leader of the vibrant improvised music scene in Copenhagen, has collaborated with such diverse musicians as Sam Rivers, Derek Bailey, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Tim Berne, Steven Bernstein, Dr. Lonnie Smith and Michael Blake. A very special meeting of generations, old and new friends. Don´t miss it.
 Cover $10   www.osgood.funky.dk www.oliverlake.net

Friday
Apr 07
6:00PM  PINK PONY POETRY
Jackie Sheeler


Jackie Sheeler's open mic poetry series. Arrive before 6 pm to sign up. This week's featured reader is Dan Nester.
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)   http://www.poetz.com
8:30PM  MICHAEL BLAKE TRIO
Michael Blake, saxophones;  Ben Allison, bass;  Jeff Ballard, drums
Michael Blake Trio image
"an uptempo, highly energized melange of hardcore, free bop, and more"
- Glenn Astarita All About Jazz

"...you can hear Archie Shepp and Lucky Thompson and Coltrane and Dewey Redman in Mr. Blake, and the group sounds great while playing what it wants to."
- Ben Ratliff, The New York Times

Michael Blake, saxophonist, composer and arranger has established a commanding presence in the jazz idiom. His work gracefully erases the borders between fields of music. In 2002 he was recognized in Downbeat Magazine’s 50th Annual Critics Poll for Talent Deserving Wider Recognition categories for tenor sax, soprano sax and jazz artist of the year. He was also sighted as a "new jazz star" in the July 2002 issue of US World News Report.
 Cover $10   www.michaelblake.net www.benallison.com

Saturday
Apr 08
6:00PM  ITALIAN-AMERICAN WRITERS ASSOCIATION
Maria Lisella & Jeanne Dickey, host


Italian American Writers Association, featured readers are: ITALIAN CANADIANS -- John Calabro, Gianna Patriarca, Luciano Iacobelli, plus open mic, 5 minute limit.
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  RORY STUART QUARTET
Rory Stuart, guitar;  Mark Shim, tenor saxophone;  Chris Tordini, bass;  Ari Hoenig, drums
Rory Stuart Quartet image
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 Chris Tordini, and drummer Ari Hoenig to the Cornelia Street Café on Saturday, April 8, 2006.

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
Apr 09
6:00PM  POETRY & PROSE
Angelo Verga, host

Toni Levi, poet;  Griffin Hansbury, prose
New poems from an old friend of the cafe, and her friend, a prose writer of great note. Griffin Hansbury earned a masters degree from the Creative Writing Program at New York University. The recipient of numerous awards for his writing, including two fellowships from the New York Foundation of the Arts, Griffin is the author of Day for Night, a collection of poems published by Painted Leaf Press. He is also a practicing clinical social worker in psychoanalytic training.
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  ARMEN DONELIAN QUINTET
Armen Donelian, piano, composer;  Marc Mommaas, tenor saxophone;  Mike Moreno, guitar;  Arthur Kell, bass;  Tyshawn Sorey, drums
Armen Donelian Quintet image
“A pianist with a crystalline touch but a penchant for avant-gardism” (New York Times), Armen Donelian appears globally as soloist, band leader, Grammy-nominated composer, Fulbright Scholar, NEA Fellow, author and professor. Showcasing a new band and several new arrangements, Donelian will take the stage at Cornelia Street Café on Sunday, April 9 for 2 sets with Marc Mommaas (saxophone) to celebrate the release of their new CD, All Or Nothing At All (Sunnyside), with Mike Moreno (guitar), Arthur Kell (bass) and Tyshawn Sorey (drums).

Has the allure of chamber music while still preserving the resources of a powerful drive...The world of Armen Donelian is irreducible in the game of influences. The ear is never left to amuse itself, so great is the diversity of the written and improvised works and the coherence of the repertory which guides us from beginning to end in a permanent state of wonder.
- Franck Berger, Monde de la Musique (1990)

Cover: $14/$9 for students w. ID   www.armenjazz.com

STREAMING LINK: www.armenjazz.com/snds-index.html

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