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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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Mixed Media by LENNY ACHAN

All art is for sale. Please inquire

Sunday
Oct 05
6:00PM  ENTERTAINING SCIENCE -- THE HAPHAZARD CONSTRUCTION OF THE HUMAN MIND
Roald Hoffmann

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Kluge: The Haphazard Construction of the Human Mind

.... ventures a dramatic and entertaining answer to the question, If evolution is so great, how come the human mind is so clumsy? Four months before the two-hundredth anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birth, NYU Professor Gary Marcus will tell you everything you need to know about evolution, and why it did such a half-baked job with the human mind.

Aaron Kheifets, downtown performance artist and cognitive-scientist-in-training, will lend a helping hand, in the key of comedy.
 Cover $10

8:30PM  ART OF THE DUO – LUCIAN BAN & BRUCE WILLIAMS DUET
Lucian Ban, piano;  Bruce Williams, alto sax, sop sax, alto flute
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“ Art of the Duo – Lucian Ban (piano & compositions) and Bruce Williams (alto sax, sop sax, alto flute) – Transylvanian expat, pianist Lucian Ban has a history of playing duets for many years. He has a longstanding duet and acclaimed album (Somethin’ Holy 2003) with bari sax wizard Alex Harding, an ongoing duet with tenor sax great Abraham Burton and a duet with bassist Hilliard Greene. His latest album “ The Romanian - American Jazz Suite “ with Sam Newsome features also duet tracks with the renown sopranist. Mr. Ban has released 7 albums as a leader for jazzaway records, cimp and green records labels with people like Bob Stewart, Nasheet Waits, Jorge Sylvester, Brad Jones, Alex Harding, J.D.Allen, Derrek Phillips, and is getting ready for as European CD release tour this fall with Sam Newsome for “The Romanian-American Jazz Suite”. Terrell Holmes of All About Jazz says "Ban plays with a fluency and sensibility that recalls Vladimir Horowitz as much as McCoy Tyner” . For this concert he has invited one of today’s master reed players – Mr. BRUCE WILLIAMS on alto sax, sop sax and alto flute. Mr Williams garnered critical attention with his own releases - "Brotherhood" and "Altoicity" - issued on Savant Records. He's made an indelible impression as a sideman on over twenty other CD and video recordings and has performed and toured with a long roster of jazz legends including: Little Jimmy Scott, Frank Foster, The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Stanley Cowell, Louis Smith, Cecil Brooks III, The Count Basie Orchestra, The World Saxophone Quartet, Russell Gunn, Curtis Fuller, and Roy Hargrove to name a few. Bruce Williams is a versatile saxophone stylist, performing in a variety of diverse playing environments - from traditional to hip-hop to the avant-garde. He has been an honored recipient of awards from Downbeat magazine and The Charlie Parker Music and More Foundation. His ability to perform masterfully in a range of jazz styles has placed him on two Grammy nominated recordings and sent him to numerous cities throughout the US and abroad - France, Italy, Germany, Scandinavia, Switzerland, the West Indies, and Japan. Branford Marsalis said of him “ Bruce Williams is a part of the next wave of young jazz prodigies exhibiting soul and virtuosity, - "Bruce 'Blow-Daddy' holds the tools to be a major force in today's jazz. An intimate evening with original music, Romanian folk songs, African lullabies, blues and post bop. NOT TO BE MISSED !   www.luianban.com
Monday
Oct 06
6:00PM  MONOLOGUES & MADNESS
Tulis McCall, host

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 Cover $7 (includes one house drink)
Tuesday
Oct 07
6:00PM  INTERCULTURAL POETRY SERIES
Andrey Gritsman, host

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Presentation of the new anthology!: STRANGER AT HOME: American Poetry with an Accent.

Edited by Andrey Gritsman, Roger Weingarten, Kurt Brown and Carmen Firan

“Stranger at Home" compiles work of many poets from variety of cultural and linguistic backgrounds. All these writers currently either live and write in America or have lived here for a number of years. For all of them English is a second language or at least one of two original languages.

We hope that this unique experiment will be interesting and stimulating reading for the community of writers, students of creative writing and for all those who cherish poetry in this country and value historical importance of the influx of “new blood” into American culture.”


 Cover $7 (includes one house drink)   www.numinapress.com

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

Grag Walloch Master Lee Mark Katz Darlene White Faye Lane Jim O'Grady
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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 $10   www.speakeasystories.com

Wednesday Oct 08
6:00PM  FREE RANGE READINGS
Mira Ptacin, host

Aaron Voyles Boris Tsessarsky Mira Ptacin Kim Barke Peter Selgin
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Creative non-fiction, and a newly-wed host, we are doubly blessed.

Peter Selgin is author of the books "Drowning Lessons" and "Life Goes to the Movies." His stories and essays have appeared in over 50 publications, including Salon.com, The Sun, Glimmer Train, Missouri Review, Boulevard, Poets & Writers, Colorado Review, and Alaska Quarterly Review, as well as in the anthologies Our Roots Are Deep With Passion (Other Books, 2006), Writing Fiction (Bloomsbury, 2003), and Best American Essays 2006. He edits the journal Alimentum: The Literature of Food.
 Cover $7 (includes one house drink)

8:30PM  LINDSEY HORNER GROUP
Allison Miller, drums;  Coiter Harper, guitar;  Lindsey Horner, bass
Lindsey Horner Group image Photo by Massimo Di Lenardo
This quartet is the nucleus of a new project Lindsey is embarking on that will bring together musicians and influences from places he has lived and been inspired by: Ireland, Belgium, Pittsburgh, New York and beyond. This performance is the first step in an ArtistShare project which will culminate in a recording within the next year. Please come and be a part of it.

"Horner showcases an organically eclectic way with writing and conceptualizing his music all the while dodging easy categorization."
-Josef Woodard, Jazz Times   www.lindseyhorner.com

Thursday
Oct 09
6:00PM  BROOKLYN COLLEGE MFA STUDENT READING
John High, host



 Cover $7 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  GABRIEL KAHANE WITH ROB MOOSE/DIANE BIRCH
Gabriel Kahane, voice, piano;  Rob Moose, violin, mandolin, guitar;  Diane Birch, voice, piano
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Who is this Gabriel Kahane? And why can't we just go swimming?

Gabriel's best known work, Craigslistlieder (2006)-- an eight movement song cycle which comprises settings of anonymous classified ads from craigslist.org—has been heard in venues ranging from the dankest bars of the Lower East Side to Carnegie Hall, in a recital by critically-acclaimed baritone Thomas Meglioranza. The summer of 2008 witnesses the premiere of Kahane's For The Union Dead, a new song cycle on poems by Robert Lowell for chamber ensemble, at the Verbier Festival in Switzerland.

But whither the catholic approach?

Among his varied credits as a performer, Gabriel has appeared in recital with Grammy winning bass-baritone Thomas Quasthoff throughout Europe, toured the Schumann Piano Quintet with the Mark Morris Dance Group, and accompanied violinist Hilary Hahn in the slow movement of the Sibelius Violin Concerto in yet another dirty bar on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. He recently performed at the Apollo Theater with Rufus Wainwright, Elvis Costello, and Bill Frisell for a taping of Costello's new TV show on the Sundance Channel, and has recorded with the likes of Sufjan Stevens, Loudon Wainwright III, and former Nickel Creek front-man Chris Thile.

Lured in early 2007 to London by her ever transient spirit and love of England, Diane performed her first London shows to unprecedented reception and acclaim. Music Week wrote that, "Diane has a voice and songwriting ability that will connect with truly global audiences."

Diane has recently signed to S-Curve Records and is recording her debut album which is due for release very soon.
 Cover $10   www.gabrielkahane.com www.myspace.com/dianebirch

Friday
Oct 10
6:00PM  SON OF PONY
Jackie Sheeler, host

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The Friday night legendary open mic poetry series.

Arrive before 6 pm to sign up.

Jackie's features are Anne Cammon & Michael Montlack.
 Cover $7 (includes one house drink)

9:00PM & 10:30PM  TONY MALABY QUARTET
Tony Malaby, tenor saxophone;  Ralph Alessi, trumpet;  John Hebert, bass;  Gerald Cleaver, drums
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Saxophonist Tony Malaby, is one of the most compelling living voices on his instrument who is able to musically expand in multiple musical directions. Whether it is in a modern harmonic linear approach or a sonic approach. His is not an eclectic style, but an authentic language in which he is able to create meaning and communicate feeling through the primal power of sound and rhythm.
- Mark Dresser (July 2008)

Malaby is joined by some of his favorite NY improvisers - Advanced Reservations recommended.
 Cover $10   www.tonymalaby.com

Saturday
Oct 11
6:00PM  ITALIAN-AMERICAN WRITERS ASSOCIATION
Maria Lisella & Gil Fagiani, host


Italian American Writers Association, featured readers are: TBA, plus open mic, 5 minute limit.
 Cover $7 (includes one house drink)
9:00PM & 10:30PM  TONY MALABY QUARTET
Tony Malaby, tenor saxophone;  Ralph Alessi, trumpet;  John Hebert, bass;  Gerald Cleaver, drums
Tony Malaby Quartet image
Saxophonist Tony Malaby, is one of the most compelling living voices on his instrument who is able to musically expand in multiple musical directions. Whether it is in a modern harmonic linear approach or a sonic approach. His is not an eclectic style, but an authentic language in which he is able to create meaning and communicate feeling through the primal power of sound and rhythm.
- Mark Dresser (July 2008)

Malaby is joined by some of his favorite NY improvisers - Advanced Reservations recommended.
 Cover $10   www.tonymalaby.com

Sunday
Oct 12
6:00PM  CHRIS BELDEN GUITAR & PEN

Chris Belden continues reading from his novel THE WRITER, then plays tunes from his latest album, CAMOUFLAGE.
 Cover $7 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  TOM DEMPSEY/TIM FERGUSON DUO
Tom Dempsey, guitar;  Tim Ferguson, bass
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Tom Dempsey/Tim Ferguson Recording celebrating their latests CD "What's Going On" on City Tone Records

Guitarist Tom Dempsey and Bassist Tim Ferguson perform in an intimate duo setting to celebrate their new recording "What's Going On" on City Tone Records. As stated in their liner notes, “Both of us have a real affinity for playing duo. This recording helped stretch our creativity and musicianship, both individually and as a duo. As we began preparing, it became apparent that after playing together all of these years, we have developed a unique identity as a group. Capturing the feeling of playing live, coupled with the repertoire we chose, proved to be challenging and in the end, very rewarding. Between the compositions, the arrangements, and the performance, this recording represents a fresh treatment of these songs that pays tribute to thesegreat composers.”From the American songbook standard “Stardust”, to jazz classics like Billy Strayhorn’s “Isfahan,” the soulful spiritual “Deep River” and the classic Marvin Gaye soul anthem “What’s Going On,” this CD captures the ear from the beginning and takes the listener on a fascinating and fulfilling musical journey.

"What a marvelous duo! Great tunes, terrific solos and careful listening to each other. Tom Dempsey and Tim Ferguson do it all and swing!"
- Jim Hall

More info: \ www.myspace.com/tomdempseytimfergusongroup
 Cover $7   www.tomdempseymusic.com

Drum kit donated by
CANOPUS DRUMS, Japan

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