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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
Feb 04
6:00PM  ENTERTAINING SCIENCE -- MIRROR, MIRROR ON THE WALL
Roald Hoffmann, host

Karl Anker Jørgensen, chemist;  Poul Weis , trumpeter and composer;  Daniela Schachter, piano;  Oleg Osenkov, bass;  Christian Finger, drums
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MIRROR, MIRROR ON THE WALL

Life exists only as one mirror image! Playing macro (our heart on the left, our liver on the right), or micro (all proteins and nucleic acids), nature chooses just one. In Denmark vs Superbowl, a great organic chemist from Aarhus, Karl Anker Jørgensen, tell us how we, emulating and contending with nature, may control the making of one of the mirror-image forms of a molecule. And trumpeter and composer Poul Weis gives us his take on the mirror-image world in and around us.
 Cover $10

8:30PM  SANDA & THE NEW GANG
Sanda Weigl, voice;  Lucian Ban, piano;  Alex Harding, saxophones;  Sam Bardfeld, violin;  Jeff Carney , bass;  Gerald Cleaver , drums
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Romanian expatriate singer Sanda Weigl has quite a personal history. She first learned gypsy songs as a child and found early success as a child star on Romanian television. Later she was a rock singer in East Berlin, and was tossed into prison for protesting against the communist regime. In the 1990 she moved to the USA and she quickly became known as the “Gypsy Queen of Downtown New York”.
Avant-jazz neighbors from Sanda’s adopted home New York City, including illuminaries like the Romanian born pianist Lucian Ban on piano (and arrangements), Alex Harding on sax, Sam Bardfeld violin, Jeff Carney on bass and Gerald Cleaver on drums serve as a balancing beam for her thunderous, mezmerizing and sinfully spooky vocal “Gypnastics”. „

To call Sanda’s voice ‚powerful’ would be an understatement...Her interpretations are dramatic, even theatrical, but never ‚over the top’...If you’re a fan of vocal ethnic music of any sort, that’s something you don’t want to miss.“
Bill Tilland (BBC World)
 Cover $10   www.sandaweigl.com

Monday
Feb 05
6:00PM  SHAKESPEARE
Jonathan Escobio, host


Actors deliver scenes & monolgues from The Bard.
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  NZ WAITANGI DAY CELEBRATION
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 Cover $8   www.gg.govt.nz/aboutnz/waitangiday.htm
Tuesday
Feb 06
6:00PM  STORYTELLING
Barbara Aliprantis, host


February Featured Tellers: Rosetta Heinz & Elizabeth Rowe

FORMAT: Featured Teller(s)/Open Mic/Swap: 6 - 7 minute limit

Although ROSETTA HEINZ wasn't able to fulfill her featured teller spot in December, she'll be with us tonight. She'll bring her usual astute observations about life in today's topsy-turvy world, tuck them into a story filled with fascinating people and cap them off with a song. Her enthusiasm for telling her stories is contagious and has audiences laughing out loud and singing along!

ELIZABETH ROWE, Actor/Writer/Teacher, is a Master Storyteller. Her repertoire includes a rich blend of world folktales, myths, legends literary stories and family stories in English and French. Tonight Elizabeth talks about love "for better or worse."

February Bonus: Why do people all over the world send love notes to one another each year in February? Our illustrious Host/Emcee, Barbara Aliprantis, will share three brief versions about that legendary Roman fellow, "Valentine", who apparently started it all!
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)   http://www.barbaraaliprantis.org

8:30PM  SPEAKEASY: STORIES FROM THE BACKROOM
Martin Dockery Adam Wade Michelle Leona Tara Clancy H.R. Britton, storytellers
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Sherry Weaver brings life's travails and humor to the stage with NY's best storytellers-Martin Dockery, Adam Wade, Michelle Leona, Tara Clancy, and H.R. Britton.
 Cover $8   www.speakeasystories.com
Wednesday Feb 07
6:00PM  HOOKING UP OR HOLDING OUT
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New book from Jamie Cat Callan, our favorite relationship guru. Enlightening and empowering...not your mother's dating book. Hooking Up or Holding Out is highly recommended." --Library Journal
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  HENDRIK MEURKENS SAMBA JAZZ QUARTET
Hendrik Meurkens, harmonica, vibes;  Klaus Müller, piano;  Gustavo Amarante, bass;  Adriano Santos, drums
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From tranquil Bossa Nova treatments to burning New York Samba Jazz versions by the way of authentic Chorinhos and in- the-pocket Sambafunk, the HENDRIK MEURKENS SAMBA JAZZ QUARTET explores the wide terrain of Brazilian Jazz. The unique sound of the band is defined by Hendrik Meurkens' trademark sound of Jazz harmonica and vibes, plus the immensely swinging rhythm section of Klaus Müller, Gustavo Amarante and Adriano Santos.
The group explores the Great Brazilian Songbook from a Jazz point of view and features compositions by Hendrik Meurkens, many of which are documented on the numerous CDs of the group. The band has recorded eleven CDs, five of them for the prestigious Concord Label. Hendrik’s 2004 release, AMAZON RIVER, is the culmination of his lifelong love of Brazilian music. The Samba Jazz Quartet’s latest CD, NEW YORK SAMBA JAZZ QUINTET, adds Jed Levy on tenor and flute to the group and is released by ZOHO Records.   www.hendrikmeurkens.com
Thursday
Feb 08
6:00PM  EROTICA / COMEDY
Polly Frost, host


GET READY FOR VALENTINE'S DAY

SEX SCENES by POLLY FROST & RAY SAWHILL

Erotic & comic tales of Hollywood read by hot actors.
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)

8:30PM  GNU VOX: TWO ARGENTIAN SOFIAS - SOFIA KOUTSOVITIS AND SOFIA TOSELLO
David Devoe, curator

Sofia Koutsovitis, Voice;  Sofia Tosello, Voice
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Sofia Koutsovitis belongs to a new generation of musicians who imaginatively explore the connection between jazz and contemporary music and the rich musical traditions of South America. An active vocalist, composer and arranger, her primary musical project to date, the Sofia Koutsovitis Group, is grounded in traditional South American rhythms such as chacarera and zamba from Argentina, Afro-peruvian festejo and lando and various Brazilian genres that merge organically with sophisticated harmonies and exploratory improvisations. Singing in Spanish, Portuguese or English, Sofia's voice is alternately graceful and authoritative in interpreting her dynamic original compositions or material by eminent musical poets such as Silvio Rodriguez, Astor Piazolla, Paulinho da Viola, and Chabuca Granda.

Originally from Cordoba Argentina, young vocalist Sofia Tosello brings into the music world, with pureness and delicacy, an interesting new sound. A blend of South American rhythms, passionate Tango, the romantic Cuban Bolero Feeling, Bossa Nova and the harmonic colors of jazz. Ms Tosello has not only her special sound to reveal but also a talent of taking each style and embracing it with her own stamp and authentic flare.
 Cover $10   http://www.myspace.com/sofisticatedmusic http://www.myspace.com/sofiatosello

Friday
Feb 09
6:00PM  PINK PONY POETRY
Jackie Sheeler


Jackie Sheeler's open mic poetry series. Arrive before 6 pm to sign up. Featured reader is Cheryl Boyce Taylor.
 Cover $6   http://www.poetz.com
9:00PM & 10:30PM  THE FRINGE
George Garzone, saxophone;  John Lockwood, bass;  Bob Gulloti, drums
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THE FRINGE IS BACK!

The Fringe are one of the genuine living treasures of the Boston jazz scene. Originally formed back in 1971 by tenor-saxophonist George Garzone, bassist Richard Appleman, and drummer Bob Gullotti as an outlet for their free jazz improvisations, The Fringe have entertained and enlightened Boston area jazz audiences for over 30 years. Bassist Appleman left the band in 1985 to become Chairman of the Bass Department at Berklee College and was replaced by veteran bassist John Lockwood.

Along with their impressive tenure with The Fringe, Gullotti, Garzone, and Lockwood are in great demand as session players and have played with many of the greats of contemporary jazz. Along with keeping up with a busy performance schedule, each of them are well-respected educators helping to inspire the jazz musicians of tomorrow.
 Cover $10   www.thefringejazz.com

Saturday
Feb 10
6:00PM  ITALIAN-AMERICAN WRITERS ASSOCIATION
Maria Lisella, Gil Fagiani, & Jeanne Dickey, host


Italian American Writers Association, featured readers are NYC-based authors Susan Scutti and Tony Gloeggler , plus open mic, 5 minute limit.

For close to 20 years, Susan Scutti has lived in NYC without a cat or a good explanation. Her collection of short stories, The Renaissance Began with a Muted Shade of Green, was published by Linears Arts Press in 1999. She also has two independently-published novels: Second Generation and A Kind of Sleep. Susan's poems appear in The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry, New Observations, The Paterson Review, and other journals and zines.

Tony Gloeggler was born, grew up, lives and thinks he will probably die in NYC. In his real life, he runs a group home for developmentally disabled men in Brooklyn. His work has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize twice. His first chapbook, One on One, won the 1998 Pearl Poetry Prize and a full length collection, One Wish Left, published by Pavement Saw Press went into its Second Edition this year. His most recent collection, My Other Life, was put out by Jane Street Press.

The three rules of IAWA are: Read one another, Write or be written and Buy our books.

Since 1991, the organization has given voice to writers through its Open Reading series at Cornelia St. Café every month.
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)

9:00PM & 10:30PM  THE FRINGE
George Garzone, saxophone;  John Lockwood, bass;  Bob Gulloti, drums
The Fringe  image
THE FRINGE IS BACK!

The Fringe are one of the genuine living treasures of the Boston jazz scene. Originally formed back in 1971 by tenor-saxophonist George Garzone, bassist Richard Appleman, and drummer Bob Gullotti as an outlet for their free jazz improvisations, The Fringe have entertained and enlightened Boston area jazz audiences for over 30 years. Bassist Appleman left the band in 1985 to become Chairman of the Bass Department at Berklee College and was replaced by veteran bassist John Lockwood.

Along with their impressive tenure with The Fringe, Gullotti, Garzone, and Lockwood are in great demand as session players and have played with many of the greats of contemporary jazz. Along with keeping up with a busy performance schedule, each of them are well-respected educators helping to inspire the jazz musicians of tomorrow.
 Cover $10   www.thefringejazz.com

Sunday
Feb 11
6:00PM  PERFORMANCE & TEXT
Katy Hawkins, host

Katy Hawkins, text & yoga;  Daniel Hawkins, cello;  Marion Wrenn, poet
From the suburbs of Philly and the wilds of Brooklyn, experimental movements & words.
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  CARDAMON QUARTET
Uri Sharlin , accordion/piano;  Gilad Harel, clarinet & soprano sax;  Jennifer Vncent, cello;  Dan Aran, drums
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Synthesizing Latin and Middle Eastern syncopation, Jewish folk and classical, the experiments of jazz and the pillars of popular and orchestral composition, the Cardamon Quartet’s inventive performances follow the winding path of the immigrant, exile and explorer – picking up influences along the way and working with whatever inspiration is at hand.
 Cover $10   www.cardamonquartet.com
Drum kit donated by
CANOPUS DRUMS, Japan

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