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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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Mixed Media by RACKIE DIANKHA

All art is for sale. Please inquire

Sunday
Mar 01
6:00PM  ENTERTAINING SCIENCE -- NANOARCHITECTURES: WHY MORE OF LESS IS MORE!
Roald Hoffmann

Debra Rolison April Tsui
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NANOARCHITECTURES: WHY MORE OF LESS IS MORE!

Does theory guide experimental science or does metaphor? By using the very small--nanometric bits of matter and void--and an architectural metaphor as guide, materials chemist and nanoarchitect Debra Rolison describes how to adapt ethereal aerogels into materials that exhibit more: more opportunities to design functional materials with higher performance. Aerogels are the lightest solids known: composities of being and nothingness in which a thread-like network of solid (oxide, carbon, ceramic) winds through a sea of void. Just as the open space in buildings is critical to their usefulness--and aesthetics--so, too, the interconnected nothing in nanoarchitectures is critical to painting the walls, laying electrical wiring, and bestrewing about functional objets d'art. More of less truly is more!

April Tsui, an artist and designer from Los Angeles, will bring us a marvelous show and tell of her exploration of aerogels and a number of other materials, including bubblegum. She will talk about how aerogel taught her to look at materials from a childlike perspective. Her creative process is a journey about finding that moment of wonder to get lost in and play. In replicating one moment, she made the jump from bubblegum to creating dynamic textures.

And Roald Hoffmann may read some poems on materials.
 Cover $10

8:30PM  TAGORE SONGS AND THE CELTIC HARP
Partha Mitra, vocal;  Abigail Horn, celtic harp;  Tapan Modak, tabla
The songs of Rabindranath Tagore (Nobel prize for literature: 1913) are unique for their combination of literary and philosophical depth with musical beauty. They also represent "fusion music" from the turn of the twentieth century, combining Indian classical and folk melodies, with Irish and British tunes. The harp, while not part of the usual instrumental repertoire accompanying Tagore songs, offers interesting opportunities to highlight the melodies drawn from the British Isles. It also allows for the exploration of harmonic chords in the context of raga-based melodies, a contrast that is often regarded as a dividing line between Indian and European classical traditions.

The program will consist of Tagore songs and solo Harp compositions with the Tabla, and will include brief expository remarks about Tagore songs, as well as tuning systems and scales.

Abigail Horn has been playing the Celtic harp for 10 years, and has always been fascinated by the ethereal quality of Celtic music. She has also always been fascinated with Indian Classical music (her father studied the tabla under Ali Akbar Kahn). She is enjoying the experience of translating Tagore and Indian Classical music tuning systems to the harp. www.abigailhorn.com

Partha Mitra grew up in Kolkata, India and learned Tagore songs through osmosis from the cultural fabric as well as through formal lessons. He combines his personal interest in music with a professional interest in neuroscience (http://mitralab.org), which has included research on birdsong. Partha has performed previously downstairs at the Cornelia Street Cafe (5/05).

Tapan Modak learned to play the Tabla with Ustad Phul Mia in Bangladesh, then from Birendra Hazarika and Pandit Kishore Maharaj in India. He has performed the tabla in a number of venues, including Carnegie Hall and at the Lincoln Center, both with reputed Indian artists such as Manna Dey and Anup Jalota, and with Jazz musician Reggie Workman. Sajib, Tapan's son, learned to play the Tabla with his father and will join in the performance.
 Cover $10 (includes one house drink)

Monday
Mar 02
6:00PM  MONOLOGUES & MADNESS
Tulis McCall, host


Actors, original & brief pieces, pacing, pacing. The superb Tulis McCall presides over the chaos.
 Cover $7 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  AMRAM & CO
David Amram, piano, french horn, flutes, composition & surprises;  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
Mar 03
6:00PM  WRITERS READ
Gene Albertelli and Teresa Giordano, host

Willa Carroll Abby Wender Cynthia Weiner Deborah Flanagan
Willa Carroll is a writer and performer living in NYC. She is originally from Rochester, NY. She has a BA in Poetry and Dance from Bennington College. Willa's work has been published in Tin House Magazine. Her writing is informed by years of performance in dance, theater, video, and film.

Abby Wender's poetry has been published in The Massachusetts Review, The Madison Review, Epiphany, Fine Madness, and other literary reviews. In July 2008 she was granted an MFA in Poetry from the Warren Wilson MFA for Writers Program, and has taught for many years at the Writers Studio in New York City. She is a contributing editor and trustee of The Kenyon Review.

Cynthia Weiner's work has been published in Open City, Epiphany, Ploughshares, and Pushcart Prize XXX. She lives in New York City, and is the Assistant Director of The Writers Studio.

Deborah Flanagan’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in journals including The Gettysburg Review, Poet Lore, Diagram, PANK, and J Journal. At City Parks Foundation she is creating the reading series CityParks Poetry, and at the Academy of American Poets she helped create the Online Poetry Classroom. Deborah lives in the East Village in New York City
 Cover $7 (includes one house drink)

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

Ophira Eisenberg James Braly Jean-Michelle Gregory Mark Katz Cyndi Freeman Giulia Rozzi
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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 Mar 04 6:00PM  FREE RANGE READINGS
Mira Ptacin, host

Karol Nielsen Douglas Rogers Mira Ptacin Anna Steegmann
Douglas Rogers has written for Travel + Leisure, The Guardian, the Daily Telegraph, the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post Magazine, Conde Nast Traveler and Town & Country Travel. He is the author of the forthcoming memoir The Last Resort (Crown/Random House).

Mira Ptacin is a MFA candidate at Sarah Lawrence College in nonfiction writing and is editor-in-chief of their literary magazine LUMINA. She's a member of the NYC Writer's Room Colony, the Squaw Valley Community of Writers, and is an alum of the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies in Portland, Maine. Her writing has appeared in The Morning News, Anderbo.com, New York Magazine (online), Common Dreams, and she has a story in the upcoming issue of Epiphany Literary Magazine. She lives in Manhattan with her husband and dog little dog Maybe and is currently working on her first book.

Anna Steegmann, born in Germany, has lived in New York City since 1980. She worked as an actress and psychotherapist until making writing her priority. She has translated three books from German to English for W.W. Norton. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, [sic], 138journal.com, The Wising Up Press, universaltable.org, Promethean, Epiphany, The Absinthe Literary Review, Boomer Women Speak, Dimension2, and several German newspapers. Her essay Mein Harlem has been selected as Notable Essays of 2007 in The Best American Essays (2008). She teaches writing at City College of New York and the International Summer Academy in Venice/Italy.

Karol Nielsen is the nonfiction editor of Epiphany and a memoir-writing instructor at New York University. A chapter of her memoir was named as a Notable Essay in The Best American Essays 2005, and her poetry collection was a finalist for the Colorado Prize for Poetry in 2007. She has contributed to Epiphany, North Dakota Quarterly, Permafrost, RiverSedge, and the Old Red Kimono, as well as the New York Times as a stringer, New York Newsday, Jane's Intelligence Review, the Buenos Aires Herald, the Advocate of Stamford, Connecticut, and others.
 Cover $7 (includes one house drink)

8:30PM  KRIS DAVIS TRIO
Kris Davis, rhodes;  Nate Radley, guitar;  Ted Poor, drums
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The trio will perform a series of rock/jazz based compositions by each member of the band in preparation to record for Fresh Sound Records later on this month.

"Davis' compositions are carefully drawn but explosive."-Jazz Times
"Ted has a refreshingly unique, organic approach to playing the drums." -Jazz Review
"An emerging player to watch." -All About Jazz
 Cover $8   www.krisdavis.net www.lisamezzacappa.com

Thursday
Mar 05
6:00PM  ARTISTS’ SALON
Robin, Angelo, Poul, 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.
Friday
Mar 06
6:00PM  SON OF PONY
Kathi Georges, host

Paul Violi
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The Friday night legendary open mic poetry series.

Arrive before 6 pm to sign up.

Featured Poet: Paul Violi

"A Paul Violi poem is like no one else's. Combining professorial erudition with the relaxed unpredictability of Frank O'Hara, the shadowy wisdom of Rimbaud, and the urban angst of Jerry Seinfeld, Violi's poems make you laugh out loud, then think really hard about what it is you're laughing at. They begin as modest eddies, then spiral outward in ever widening circles to absorb and transform conventions of mass culture rarely incorporated into poetry: the TV program guide, the travel diary, the crossword puzzle. In Violi's hands, these mundane forms become retorts in which language and the cunning unconscious are released rather than imprisoned." -- Fred Muratori (from Rain Taxi Review of Books--Online Edition)
 Cover $7 (includes one house drink)

9:00PM & 10:30PM  GERRY HEMINGWAY QUARTET
Gerry Hemingway, drums, compositions;  Herb Robertson, trumpet;  Ellery Eskelin, tenor saxophone;  Kermit Driscoll, acoustic & electric bass
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The Quartet has been the central performing force for Gerry Hemingway's compositions for the past decade. The appearance of this well-traveled quartet is rare in New York City and this performance at Cornelia presents the identical personnel of his second record for Clean Feed, The Whimbler, with the exception of Kermit Driscoll in the bass chair who has been increasingly more involved in Mr. Hemingway's quartet and quintet projects. His music is, on the one hand, rich in melody that is never simply a departure point for improvising but instead the beginning of a tapestry of musical invention. His music also engages our ears with a multiflavored sound world cultivated from each member's unique instrumental personality. And most often, the alchemy is spurned on by the depth of the groove, often multilayered, delighting both the heart and the mind.

"It's an extraordinary band, one that seems to pick up the free jazz tradition and infuse it with a needed brilliance and vitality.
"Stuart Broomer - Coda Magazine

From a Martin Longley Blog on the Quartet's last appearance at Cornelia (9/07) "ŠHemingway's own work has itself been crucial on the scene. Tonite, he's in powerhouse mode, but this cannot ever mean meathead knuckling, at least not without attendant grace and complexity. Yes, he's piledriving like it's his final appearance on Earth, but can we ever have witnessed such force coupled with this kind of sonic finesse?"
 Cover $10   www.gerryhemingway.com

Saturday
Mar 07
6:00PM  THE LIAR SHOW
Andy Christie

DINA PEARLMAN, Sex & The City; Colin Quinn's Tough Crowd;  ZERO BOY, MTV; The Comedy Explosion;  OPHIRA EISENBERG, Comedy Central; US Weekly;  JOEY NOVICK, Politics Unusual;
THE LIAR SHOW image
Seek Truth. Get a T-Shirt.

4 Storytellers, 3 True Stories, 1 Pack of Lies. Uncover the liar and win a prize worth its weight in fool's gold.


 Cover $12 (includes one house drink)   www.The LiarShow.com

9:00PM & 10:30PM  FRANK CARLBERG QUINTET
Christine Correa, voice;  John O'Gallagher, saxophones;  Frank Carlberg, piano;  John Hebert, bass;  Michael Sarin, drums
Frank Carlberg Quintet image Photo by Scott Friedlander
Frank Carlberg Quintet
celebrating the new CD release
"The American Dream" on Red Piano Records

Red Piano Records, a new, artist run, Brooklyn based recording label, could not have chosen a more auspicious musical event for its debut release than pianist/composer Frank Carlberg’s The American Dream.

Brilliantly conceived and stunningly executed by an ensemble (made up) of some of Mr. Carlberg’s most reliable and longstanding associates, The American Dream is a jazz suite cum political cri de couer built around 12 short poems by the late Robert Creeley. The poems have been situated by Mr. Carlberg in musical contexts that extend and enhance the linguistic economy and emotional candor that characterize much of Mr. Creeley’s greatest work.


 Cover $10   www.frankcarlberg.com www.myspace.com/redpianorecords

Sunday
Mar 08
6:00PM  STORIES TO SING & HOWL ABOUT!
Hoong Yee Lee Krakauer, author & illustrator of "Howl";  Mahina Movement, poets & singers
STORIES TO SING & HOWL ABOUT! image "hoong yee lee krakauer, author + illustrator of "howl!"
"I confess. Deep in my heart, I have always wanted to be a cowgirl."

Hoong Yee Lee Krakauer is a picture book author/artist by night, nonprofit executive director of the Queens Council on the Arts by day. Her first book for children, "Rabbit Mooncakes" was published by Little, Brown & Co. in 1994 and re-released by Moonrattles, Inc. in 2007. She was recently commissioned to create an original retelling of "Pecos Bill", the beloved American tall tale hero. "Howl!", her lively version and her black and white cutout illustrations bring an unexpected spin to this traditional tale that only a wannabe cowgirl from Queens could bring.

Mahina Movement is the phenomenal female trio who combine poetry and song to create passionate music tied to flesh and bone, straight from the heart. Mahina taken from the Tongan word, Moon and from the Spanish word, Imagíne, Mahina Movement (Gabriella Callender, Erica DeLaRosa and vaimoana litia makakaufaki niumeitolu) is a trinity who hail from Hollis, Queens, New York; San Antonio, Texas and Provo/Orem, Utah of North America. Mahina Movement's extraordinary melodies and poems tell stories of the personal and political wrapped with courage, strength and connection. 3 voices and 1 guitar blend into a powerful force, mixing folk, rock and rhymes in English, Spanish and Tongan simmered with indigenous roots and culture.
 Cover $7 (includes one house drink)   www.wheremykeys.blogspot.com www.mahinamovement.org

8:30PM  ADAM KOLKER GROUP
Adam Kolker, woodwinds;  Ben Monder, guitar;  John Hebert, bass;  Gerry Hemingway, drums
Adam Kolker group image
Performing music from Kolker's latest release, "Flag Day".

What a rich, unpretentiously modern record is “Flag Day” (Sunnyside) by the jazz saxophonist Adam Kolker. He plays these songs — five originals; one Monk piece, the standard “Last Night When We Were Young”; and “Don’t Let It Bring You Down” by Neil Young — with restraint, letting his ideas flow but never filling up all available space. He’s a real improviser, making impulsive choices about phrasing and how to imply a chord, giving each of his notes a strong, strange character. The group is a little hive of wisdom, including the guitarist John Abercrombie, the bassist John Hebert and the drummer Paul Motian, whose aura of relaxed play, or what some people still call cool, is almost a physical presence here.
Ben Ratliff - New York Times
 Cover $10   www.adamkolker.com www.Myspace.com/adamkolker

Drum kit donated by
CANOPUS DRUMS, Japan

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