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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
Jun 03
6:00PM  ENTERTAINING SCIENCE -- REFLECTIONS OF THE ANIMAL MIND
Roald Hoffmann, host

Entertaining Science -- Reflections of the Animal Mind image
The Face in the Mirror: Reflections of the Animal Mind

Do other animals share with us a sense of self? How big and complex a brain does it take to recognize that the one staring back at you in a mirror - is you! Diana Reiss, cognitive psychologist at Hunter College and senior research scientist at Wildlife Conservation Society presents her compelling work showing that dolphins and elephants, along with great apes and humans are members of an exclusive club whose members recognize themselves.

And can elephants make art and music? We'll explore this question with a brand-new video of musician Dave Soldier teaching and conducting the Thai Elephant Orchestra, and a presentation of elephant art by David Ferris, director of the Asian Elephant Art & Conservation Project.
 Cover $10

8:30PM  VADIM NESELOVSKYI GROUP
Vadim Neselovskyi, piano;  Amanada Basinger, voice;  Eric Bloom, trumpet & flugelhorn;  Oleg Osenkov, bass;  Pedro Ito, drums
Vadim Neselovskyi Group image
Vadim Neselovskyi Group

"A combination of jazz,classical and world"

"More than just a strong pianist, Neselovskyi is a composer who blends form and freedom in new ways."
John Kelmann, All About Jazz

"Vadim Neselovskyi not only is a surprising pianist but a thoughtful composer whose works (including the intricate "Prelude for Vibes" and the tense, rapid fire "Get Up and Go") belie his age. "
Barnes&Nobles.com

"Pianist Vadim Neselovskyi is a player and composer and equally adept at both sides of the talent."
Jazz Society of Oregon

Vadim Neselovskyi grew up in Odessa, Ukraine then moved with his family to Dortmund, Germany when he was 17 years old. He began studying classical music at early age, and became interested in jazz in his teenage years. Shortly after arriving in Germany, he established himself in the local jazz scene,taking part in the Duesseldorf Jazz Rally and the Munich Jazzfest. After a few years, he decided to move to USA to futher study at Berklee College of Music, graduating in 2004. In meantime, he has performed at various times with pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba (in duet), Tiger Okoshi and Teri Lynn Carrington before joining a group of 5 time Grammy nominee Gary Burton. With Gary Burton “Generations” Quintett Vadim is currently touring worldwide. Their Concord CD “Next Generation” has repeatedly became number 1 in air play charts in US.
 Cover $10   www.vadimneselovskyi.com www.myspace.com/vadimneselovskyi

Monday
Jun 04
6:00PM  PRIVATE PARTY

8:30PM  AMRAM & CO
David Amram, piano, french horn, flutes, composition & surprices;  Kevin Twigg, drums, glockenspiel;  John de Witt, bass;  Adam Amram, percussion;  John Ventimiglia, actor
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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
Jun 05
6:00PM  PROSE
Angelo Verga, host

Efrem Sigel Henry Grinberg

 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  SPEAKEASY: STORIES FROM THE BACKROOM
Sherry Weaver, host

Martin Dockery Sara Barron Jason Wachtelhausen Adam Wade Daniel Reinisch, storytellers;  Krista Weaver, songwriter
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SpeakEasy is . . .

A new twist on the ancient tradition of oral history.

SpeakEasy is people telling stories-- true stories. Period. No scripts. No crib notes. No rehearsals. SpeakEasy has a dynamic and constantly changing cast of storytellers that include such greats as Mike Daisey, Jonathan Ames, and Reno, along with homemakers, lawyers, dog walkers, street magicians and writers.

You never know what you'll hear. So join us for what could be a life changing experience!
 Cover $8   www.speakeasystories.com

Wednesday Jun 06 6:00PM  JESS KORMAN

Jess Korman in Let's Rob a Liquor Store!

He's back with a rollicking hour of musical nonsense, lyrical wit, golden favorites, plus guests and a surprise or two.
 Cover $12 (includes one house drink)

8:30PM  GMT_EXPRESS & JUSTIN ROTHBERG TRIO
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1st set: JUSTIN ROTHBERG TRIO:

Justin Rothberg, guitar; Gil Smuskowitz, acoustic bass; Hiroyuki Matsuura, drums

The Justin Rothberg Trio plays original jazz/funk music. Taking inspiration from a variety of different styles, the trio's focus is always on improvisation.
"We try to explore a variety of different styles of music. While the trio is firmly dedicated to jazz, we try to stay as open minded as possible. Songs are influenced by hiphop, funk, dub reggae, Latin, world music, and anything else the band has been listening to. To keep the music from sounding stiff, everyone tries to trust each other's musical taste. Even though I write all of the tunes, it's still a very open vibe on stage. No matter what song the band is playing, we're always open to experimentation."

www.justinrothberg.com
www.myspace.com/wwwmyspacecomthejustinrothbergtrio

2nd set: GMT_EXPRESS :


Gerald Thomas, saxophones, compositions; Justin Rothberg, guitars; Jack Glottman, piano; Gil Smuskowitz, acoustic bass; Jeffrey White Jr., electric bass; Eduardo Sanchez, percussion; Hiroyuki Matsuura, drums

with Special Guests:

Scott Reeves, trombone, alto fluegelhorn; Michael C. Lewis, trumpet, fluegelhorn; Poul Weis, trumpet, flugelhorn; Randal Watson, acoustic guitar, trombone; Alex Moses, flute, alto flute; Sean White, soprano saxophone

This band, put together by Gerald M. Thomas to showcase his music, represents a very diverse range of style and expression. Brazilian sambas mixed with hard-driving funk, traditional Afro-Cuban rhythms underpinning lyrical melodies and Neo-Soul harmonies are just some of the combinations employed cohesively and tastefully for this particular group. The band is composed of a full rhythm section (guitar, piano, drums and percussion) and several horns (saxophones, flugelhorn and trombone) with a mixed electric/acoustic sound. Gerald is a native New York saxophonist, bassist and composer, and a graduate of City College with a BFA in Jazz performance. He has worked for many years in many different venues, but is primarily a straight-ahead jazz tenor man. Tonight, you will hear him on alto, soprano, and tenor.

www.myspace.com/gmtexpress
 Cover $10

Thursday
Jun 07
6:00PM  ARTISTS’ SALON
Robin, Angelo, Poul, Valerie, and David, hosts


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  PAUL SHAPIRO’S RIBS AND BRISKET REVUE
Paul Shapiro, sax, clarinet, vocal;  Babi Floyd, vocals;  Cilla Owens, vocals;  Brian Mitchell, piano;  Booker King, bass;  Tony Lewis, drums
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Paul Shapiro’s Ribs and Brisket Revue is back! Revving up the engines for their first release on Tzadik Records later this year the crew will return to Cornelia Street for three shows, Thursday May 3rd, Thursday June 7th & Thursday July 5th. They’ll be playing their old favories “Ot Azoy” and “Dunkin’ Bagel”, but adding more Yiddishkeit with the addition of “Tsouris” by the Barton Brothers, Sophie Tucker’s rare Yiddish version of the classic “Mama Goes where Papa Goes” and some new originals as well.

Tenor saxophonist Paul Shapiro, who’s played alongside artists as far-flung as Michael Jackson, Lou Reed and the Microscopic Septet, leads a band of friends in 40’s swing with a distinctly Yiddish accent.
- Time Out NY


 Cover $10

Friday
Jun 08
6:00PM  PINK PONY POETRY
Jackie Sheeler


Jackie Sheeler's legendary open mic poetry series. Arrive before 6 pm to sign up. Tonight's featured poet is Kathi Georges.
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)
9:00PM & 10:30PM  BRAD SHEPIK TRIO
Brad Shepik, guitar;  John Hebert, bass;  Tom Rainey, drums

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The Brad Shepik Trio plays in support of their recently released and critically aclaimed cd "Places You Go".
Shepik’s new release “Places You Go,” has garnered a burst of critical acclaim including a 4 star review in Downbeat while Allaboutjazz wrote “Shepik’s gorgeous tone and intricate skill reverberate with a dusty, open-road mentality on slow tracks like 'Five and Dime', each note the guitarist touches glows with aching poignancy.”
Pop Matters Music Review said, “Shepik is one of the new jazz players who have redefined the “creative” or avant- garde side of the music in a way that is challenging but also beautiful and fun.”
Shepik’s trio has masterful group interplay and soloing throughout a beautifully varied yet cohesive set of originals, from ballads to Americana to jazz rock and straight ahead. “Balances freedom and structure…Shepik is the anchor…he’s truly improvising without a net.” Jazztimes
 Cover $10   Www.bradshepik.com Www.myspace.com/bradshepik
Saturday
Jun 09
6:00PM  ITALIAN-AMERICAN WRITERS ASSOCIATION
Jeanne Dickey, Gil Fagiani & Maria Lisella, hosts

Michael Musto Marisa Labozetta
Italian American Writers Association, featured readers are: Marisa Labozetta & Village Voice's Michael Musto, plus open mic, 5 minute limit.

Michael Musto writes the popular, long-running entertainment column “La Dolce Musto” in the Village Voice. A UPI profile of Musto named him “one of the wittiest stylists in the English language.” In addition to writing for the Voice and other publications, Musto is a regular talking head on channels like E!, VH1, and MSNBC. Earlier this year, Carroll & Graf publishers released a book aptly called La Dolce Musto. He is currently working on a follow-up collection for May '08.

Marisa Labozzetta is also the author of the novel Stay With Me, Lella. Her stories and essays have appeared in The American Voice, The Florida Review, the best selling When I Am an Old Woman, I Shall Wear Purple, The Penguin Book of Italian American Writing, KnitLit, VIA, among others. She's been an adjunct professor at Smith College and the University of Massachusetts, and Greenfield Community College. She lives in Northampton, Massachusetts, and grew up in Brooklyn.
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)

9:00PM & 10:30PM  STEVE CARDENAS TRIO
Steve Cardenas , guitar;  Ben Allison, bass;  Matt Wilson, drums
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A recently formed trio performing original music and exploring a variety of covers from Monk to The Ventures.

Cardenas' tunes are intricate enough to challenge the improviser, and catchy enough to stay in the listener's ear.... Cardenas delivers on every solo.
- All About Jazz
 Cover $10   www.stevecardenas.com

Sunday
Jun 10
6:00PM  LES LOPES
Les Lopes, poet;  Jeanann Verlee, poet;  Tom Lisenbee, poet;  Greg Pattillo, flute;  Eric Stephenson, cello
Music & words, jazz & jazz riffs.

Les' Poetry Jazz Thing

Featuring : Les Lopes, Jeanann Verlee and Tom Lisenbee, and the musicians: Greg Pattillo on flute and Eric Stephenson on cello.

Les Lopes: Les is a writer, performer and producer. He has been producing poetry/jazz shows in New York City for two years. He was the co-founder and host of Ozzie's Poetry Night and Live at Ozzie's for six years.

Jeanann Verlee: Jeanann is a poet, prose writer, actor, activist and recovering punk rocker whose work has appeared in numerous anthologies and magazines. She was a member of the 2006 New York City Urbana National Poetry Slam Team.

Tom Lisenbee: Tom is a poet, prose writer and musician. He enjoyed a forty-two year career as a symphonic musician in NYC and retired in 2001 to devote himself to his other great love, writing. His poetry has appeared in various journals and his chapbook, Dogwalking, was published by Wild Pines Press. In 2006 one of his short stories was short-listed for the Raymond Carver Short Story Prize.

Greg Pattillo and Eric Stephenson: Both Greg and Eric have been performing as a duo with poets in San Francisco and NYC for several years. Together they have developed a sensitivity to verse and spoken word that has made them sought after accompanist for poets on both coasts.
 Cover $10 (includes one house drink)

8:30PM  KRIS DAVIS QUARTET
Kris Davis, piano;  Tony Malaby, saxophone;  Eivind Opsvik, bass;  Jeff Davis, drums
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This performance will include all new music soon to be recorded as the quartets' third recording for Fresh Sound Records. The group explores the balance between composition and improvisation, ultimately blurring the lines of traditional roles within the quartet.

"Ms. Davis is among the more promising young pianists and composers to have arrived in the last few years."
- Nate Chinen, New York Times
 Cover $10   www.krisdavis.net

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