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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
Oct 07
6:00PM  ENTERTAINING SCIENCE -- HARMONIOUS TRIADS
Roald Hoffmann


Harmonious Triads

The nineteenth century witnessed an incredible spurt of musical creation. And, in the same period, physicists and musical instrument makers, working together with composers and performers, tried to understand the nature of musical genius and virtuosity, the underlying physics of acoustics, and the instruments themselves. Myles W. Jackson, the new Dibner Professor of the History of Science and Technology at Polytechnic University, tells us of this exciting period. And talented young musicians, Pico Alt (Violin); Christina Courtin (Viola), and Jeremy Turner (Cello), play a Beethoven string trio for us.
 Cover $10

Entertaining Science -- Harmonious Triads image
8:30PM  NATHAN EKLUND GROUP
Nathan Eklund, trumpet & flugelhorn;  Craig Yaremko, saxophones;  Steve Myerson, piano;  Kellen Harrison, bass;  Shawn Baltazor, drums
Nathan Eklund group image
The Nathan Eklund Group is a distinct jazz combo that released their first album, "The View From Afar", in 2006. Their second album, "The Crooked Line", is set to be released on January 23, 2007 through the Jazz Excursion Records label. The repertoire of the group is based on Eklund's original music and his unique arrangemants of other's material. Although there is form and structure to every composition, the music is intended to give a great deal of interpretive responsibility and freedom to each member of the group. Through this approach, each of Eklund's works become a group arrangement, utilizing the creative energy and talents of the entire group.

"One thing that's distinctive about the music on this CD is the care and craftsmanship that have gone into it. The music is accessible but never trite; Nathan's writing...is full of unusual and often subtle touches that will delight any sensitive listener."
--Bill Kirchner, liner notes
 Cover $10   www.nathaneklund.com

Monday
Oct 08
6:00PM  POETS
Philip Cioffari Meredith Walters
Meredith Walters was born and raised the Phoebus section of Hampton, Virginia. Her first book of poetry, All you have to do is Ask, was selected by Sidney Wade for the 2006 Anhinga prize. Meredith has worked as a cigar girl, oyster shucker, construction worker, and arts curator. She currently curates and hosts arts and entertainment events at the Brooklyn Public Library.
 Cover $7 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  COMPOSERS COLLABORATIVE: SERIAL UNDERGROUND
Jed Distler, host

Y TRIO: Jody Redhage, cello/vox;  Eileen Mack, clarinets;  Jonathan Shapiro, percussion;  Seraphim: Gilda Lyons, vocals;  Elaine Valby, vocals;  Robert La Rue, cello
COMPOSERS COLLABORATIVE: SERIAL UNDERGROUND image
Serial premiere by the Y TRIO - ensemble-in-residence

Seraphim performs excerpts of Daron Hagen’s Sappho Songs

Ed Schmidt, creator of The Last Supper, emcee of Dumbolio, writer of The Gold Standard, and ranteur

Cover charge:
$15 general, $10 stu/sr
w/ One drink minimum.

Advance sale discounts available from Composers Collaborative.
Box Office: 212-663-1967   www.composerscollab.org

Tuesday
Oct 09
6:00PM  STORYTELLING
Barbara Aliprantis


Storytelling occurs the second Tuesday of every month.

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

"Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all." ~ Stanley Horowitz

FEATURED TELLERS: Christine Campbell and Frank Fields

A Mosaic of Stories for an Autumn Eve...

CHRISTINE CAMPBELL, an accomplished Actress/Master Storyteller/Teaching artist, and FRANK FIELDS, gifted Musician/Songwriter/Storyteller, weave a "Mosaic of Stories and Songs for an Autumn Eve."

Whether performing in a cafe, community center. school or in New York City's Central Park, Christine and Frank have audiences cheering and asking for more. Christine loves to say that "we can change the world one story at a time." Join us and see what she means.
 Cover $7 (includes one house drink)   http://www.barbaraaliprantis.org

8:30PM  MORRISON MOTEL
John Morrison, host


John Morrison's monthly comedy quickie--some of the smartest, most politically savvy comedians in or passing through New York make and unmake their bed here before some soon to be deported illegal third world alien comes in to clean it all up . . .
 Cover $10   http://www.myspace.com/morrisongod
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Wednesday Oct 10 6:00PM  POETRY
Angelo Verga, host

Lawrence Joseph Andrey Gritsman Jean Valentine
Lawrence Joseph is the author of five books of poems, most recently Into It and Codes, Precepts, Biases, and Taboos: Poems 1973-1993, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in 2005. He is also the author of Lawyerland, a book of prose, published by FSG in 1997, which has been optioned for a film by John Malkovich. He is Professor of Law at St. John's University School of Law.

ANDREY GRITSMAN, a native of Moscow, emigrated to the United States in 1981. Gritsman is a physician who is also a poet and essayist. His poems, essays, and short stories in English have appeared or are forthcoming in over 60 literary journals. His work has also been anthologized in Modern Poetry in Translation (UK), Crossing Centuries (New Generation in Russian Poetry), The Breath of Parted Lips: Voices from the Robert Frost Place, and in Stranger at Home: American Poetry with an Accent. He runs the Intercultural Poetry Series here at Cornelia Street and also edits an international bilingual online poetry magazine, www.interpoezia.net.
 Cover $7 (includes one house drink)   http://www.interpoezia.net

8:30PM  ANGELICA SANCHEZ TRIO
Angelica Sanchez, piano;  Chris Lightcap , bass;  Chad Taylor, drums
angelica Sanchez trio image
In her piano playing as well as her compositions Angelica Sanchez seeks out the lyrical heartbeat within any avant-garde storm.
—The New York Times/Chinen
 Cover $10   www.angelicasanchez.com
Thursday
Oct 11
6:00PM  FAIRY TALES REDUX
Karen Heuler, host


Updated, revised, or turned on their heads, these stories have little to do with fairy godmothers or three wishes, but still have the occasional princess, witch or arduous trial. Modern times make it unlikely that they’ll all have a fairy tale ending, however.
 Cover $7 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  CAMERON BROWN AND THE HEAR AND NOW
Sheila Jordan, vocals;  Dave Ballou, trumpet;  Adam Nussbaum, drums;  Cameron Brown, bass
Cameron Brown and the Hear and Now image © Jeff Schlanger, Music Witness,®
"Cameron Brown and the Hear and Now," featuring Sheila Jordan, Dave Ballou, and Adam Nussbaum: Building on the critically acclaimed debut album, 'Here and How!" and the eagerly awaited upcoming release on OmniTone records, the "Hear and Now" uses a unique instrumentation and wide-ranging repertoire to enchant listeners. The blend of voice and trumpet, with the transparent underpinning of only bass and the wide -ranging mix of standards, bop tunes, originals and compositions by Don Cherry, Don Pullen and Dannie Richmond make for a special listening experience. Each member of the ensemble contributes a very open, but also a deeply experienced musical voice to the proceedings and Sheila's lyrics, both written and improvised, are not to be missed. Here are four improvisers of the very highest level.
 Cover $12   www.cameronbrownmusic.com
Friday
Oct 12
6:00PM  SON OF PONY
Roxanne Hoffman, host


The Friday night legendary open mic poetry series.

Arrive before 6 pm to sign up.

Featured poets Joel Allegretti and Gene Myers.
 Cover $7 (includes one house drink)

9:00PM & 10:30PM  TONY MALABY'S PALOMA RECIO QUARTET
Tony Malaby, tenor saxophone;  Ben Monder, guitar;  Eivind Opsvik, bass;  Nasheet Waits, drums
Tony Malaby's Paloma Recio quartet image
New music dedicated to an angel flying over the Iberian Peninsula by a quartet of omnidirectionally improvising masters of ecstatic lyrical elasticity.
 Cover $10   www.tonymalaby.com
Saturday
Oct 13
6:00PM  ITALIAN-AMERICAN WRITERS ASSOCIATION
Maria Lisella, host


Italian American Writers Association, featured readers are: Diana Festa & Rosalind Palermo Stevenson, plus open mic, 5 minute limit.
 Cover $7 (includes one house drink)   http://www.iawa.net
9:00PM & 10:30PM  JOHN HOLLENBECK'S CLAUDIA QUINTET
John Hollenbeck, composition/drums/percussion;  Gary Versace, organ bass;  Ted Reichman, accordion;  Chris Speed, clarinet/tenor sax;  Matt Moran, vibraphone
John Hollenbeck's Claudia Quintet image
The Claudia Quintet
"For" is the new CD by the Claudia Quintet, the genre-defying band led by Grammy-nominated composer John Hollenbeck. "For" is a positive message. "For" is driving rhythms, beautiful melodies, and passionate virtuosity. "For" is for all music lovers. "For" is also their fourth CD.

Since Hollenbeck first presented the band in an internet cafe on Avenue A in Manhattan in 1997, the Claudia Quintet has amazed audiences from Alabama to the Amazon. Their unique sound has inspired dancing hippie girls at a New Mexico noise festival, the avant-garde cognoscenti in the concert halls of Vienna and Sao Paolo, and a generation of young musicians worldwide. In the course of the thousands of miles they have traveled together and hundreds of concerts they've played, the Claudia Quintet has evolved and grown, developing a dynamic live sound based on trust and spontaneity. They bring this powerful energy into the studio, where they record the old-fashioned way, live, playing as a band. The legions of people who have been won over by the music of the Claudia Quintet live and on CD attest to the fact that genre-defying new music need not be "inaccessible." "For" is for everyone.

Building on the popular and critical success of their previous CD's, "The Claudia Quintet" (CRI, 2001), "I, Claudia" (Cuneiform, 2004), and "Semi-Formal" (Cuneiform, 2005), "For" continues Hollenbeck's startling development as a composer. John Hollenbeck is a leader of a new generation of musicians who have brought together many disparate threads of contemporary music to create a new sound. They embrace the textural freedom of electronic sounds and improvisation, the structural ambition of contemporary classical music, and most importantly, the joy of bodacious grooves and unapologetically gorgeous melodies. In the Claudia Quintet, Hollenbeck has assembled a group of the foremost innovators in this new sound to create a powerhouse band. They are: Drew Gress - bass (Tim Berne, Uri Caine, Ravi Coltrane), Matt Moran - vibraphone (Slavic Soul Party, Mat Maneri, Theo Bleckmann), Ted Reichman - accordion (Anthony Braxton, Marc Ribot, Paul Simon), and Chris Speed - clarinet and tenor saxophone (Human Feel, Bloodcount, Alas No Axis).

“Innovative jazz does not have to be harsh, angry, loud, shrill, or grating; it can be delicate, witty, ethereal, and radiantly lyric, as the Claudia Quintet pointed out...”
[Chicago Tribune]

“...a band with the hippest groove in music today.”
Mark Corroto, allaboutjazz.com

“The Claudia Quintet creates a fresh, distinctive sound while it obliterates barriers between jazz, classical and progressive rock.”
-DownBeat


 Cover $12   www.johnhollenbeck.com

Sunday
Oct 14
6:00PM  CLASSICS IN TRANSLATION
Doug Tobin, host

Doug Tobin Kate Mulvihill
Sappho & Catullus, together again for the first time.
 Cover $7 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  CHARLES EVANS/ERIK DUTKO DUO & BRIAN WOESTEHOFF QUARTET
Charles Evans, baritone saxophone;  Erik Dutko, guitar;  Brian Woestehoff Quartet Brian Woestehoff, saxophone;  Erik Dutko, guitar;  Brian Howell, bass;  Dan Monaghan, drums
8:30PM
The Charles Evans/Erik Dutko Duo explores 20th century harmony utilizing an interesting instrumentation; baritone saxophone and guitar. Their longtime musical partnership has developed into a highly sensitive and intimate musical collaboration. Taking their cue from the explorations of the David Liebman/Richie Beirach duo, Evans and Dutko have developed an approach that combines a post-ECM aesthetic with an economy of note choice. They have reached a maturity that enables them to combine pure sound and melody with complex harmonic shading in both their compositions and improvisations. Evans’s baritone joins the sensitivity and range of John Surman with the chromaticism and fire of Liebman, while Dutko’s guitar colors the melodicist with a pianists’ touch; the linear feel of Keith Jarrett and the sensitivity and restraint of Marc Copland.

“Finding horn players who specialize on baritone sax is rare indeed! That’s why I was so delighted to hear Charles Evans. He’s really got that baritone under control – great stuff! Give this young man’s music a listen- you’ll be hearing more of him on the big horn!”
– John Surman (baritone saxophone great)

www.charlesevansmusic.com
listen at: www.myspace.com/charlesevans

10PM Brian Woestehoff Quartet

Organic Chemistry sounds just like the title suggests: Brian Woestehoff and three of Philadelphia's finest jazz musicians came together to create a weaving of engaging melodies and musical interactions. Every idea seems to feed from previous ideas— musical conversations are carried on seamlessly. The compositions, most by Brian himself, serve as ideal vehicles for these improvisational journeys. Brian is featured on tenor and soprano saxophone, and the stalwart Philly rhythm section consists of Erik Dutko on electric guitar, Brian Howell on bass, and Dan Monaghan on drums.

"This really stood out from the glut of mostly sound-alike 'indie-rock' releases that get mailed to Tape Op. The Quartet plays solid jazz of the un-smooth kind....The band has made a timeless, well-recorded CD that will get plenty of listening around the house."
- JB, Tape Op Magazine

myspace.com/bwband
 Cover $8

Drum kit donated by
CANOPUS DRUMS, Japan

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