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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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Sunday
Apr 05
6:00PM  ENTERTAINING SCIENCE -- ANNIHILATION!
Roald Hoffmann

Nidhal Guessoum, astrophysicist ;  Fred Buchholz , special effects man;  Mark Mitton , magician
This month's theme: ANNIHILATION!

There seems to be no shortage of ways to end things. Yet endings may be beginnings as well. Astrophysicist Nidhal Guessoum, also a writer and thinker on issues of science and religion in the world of Islam, will show the many ways of annihilation - from his work on matter and antimatter in the universe, to PET, a remarkable medical diagnosis tool based on the tell-tale signs of annihilation, through mysticism to video games bent on destroying worlds, and new ideas on rocket propulsion.

Did you know that 10 billion tons of antimatter are produced and annihilated each second in our galaxy -- and astrophysicists can't figure out where that comes from?!

Fred Buchholz is a special effects man, with a very interesting career. That he has an ATF Permit to use High Explosives and is a licensed New York City Pyrotechnic hint at one side of what he does; his remarkable effects for the Muppets, TV and Film show other ways of inducing people to suspend disbelief.

Fred will show some clips from his work with the Muppets, The Sopranos, as well as several feature films and talk about his work.

And magician extraordinaire Mark Mitton will annihilate things for sure. Watch out, it may be you!
 Cover $10

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8:30PM  RICARDO GALLO'S TIERRA DE NADIE
Ricardo Gallo, piano, compositions;  Ray Anderson, trombone;  Dan Blake, saxophones;  Mark Helias, bass;  Satoshi Takeishi, drums
Ricardo Gallo's Tierra de Nadie image
Ricardo Gallo's "Tierra de Nadie" performs original music that explores areas in between musical idiosyncrasies. This "No man's land", as a sort of imaginary musical folklore, is the intriguing basis for exploratory improvisations. Featuring in this occasion Mark Helias on bass, Satoshi Takeishi on drums, Ray Anderson on trombone and Dan Blake on saxophone, pianist Ricardo Gallo aims for a vivid collective sound, rooting the music with lush compositions. Born in Bogotá, Colombia, Ricardo Gallo is active as a composer of contemporary concert music, and as a pianist performing jazz and improvised music. He leads different projects that relate aspects of Colombian folklore to contemporary musical expressions.

"Here we have another example of what a fusion of different music with jazz really means: the creation of something new that no longer belongs to its original world (Colombia) and yet still maintains some of its recognizable characteristics (rhythms and folk song feel), while being truly jazz-like in its daring, unpredictability and spirit."
- Budd Kopman, All About Jazz
 Cover $10   www.ricardogallo.com

Monday
Apr 06
6:00PM  MONOLOGUES & MADNESS
Tulis McCall, host



 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
Apr 07
6:00PM  BERKELEY CARROLL STUDENTS
Suzanne Fogarty, host


Some of our favorite writing students presented by one of our favorite educators.
 Cover $7 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  SPEAKEASY: STORIES FROM THE BACKROOM
Sherry Weaver, host

Andy Christie Jim O'Grady Kambri Crews Pat Lamb Michele Carlo Robin Gelfenbien Ben Jones
SPEAKEASY: Stories from the Backroom image
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 Apr 08 6:00PM  INTERCULTURAL POETRY SERIES
hosted by E.Hodges and A.Gritsman

Julia Istomina L-A Bosselaar visitors from Mother Russia
Combined reading for two international journals, St-Petersburg Review and Interpoezia.
 Cover $7 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  TWO EUROPEAN BANDS MEETS NYC SAXOPHONIST:
MAGNIFY

Magnus Thuelund, saxophone;  Gustav Rasmussen, trombone;  Anders Westfall, guitar;  Jasper Hoiby, bass;  Morten Haesum, drums;  w/ Marc Mommaas, saxophone
TWO EUROPEAN BANDS MEETS NYC SAXOPHONIST:  <br>Magnify image
Two European Bands meets NYC Saxophonist

Jazz quintet Magnify started playing their original jazz tunes in 2003. Just one year later they got their baptism of fire by playing a concert in Carnegie Hall in New York, and in october 2007 the band released it’s critically acclaimed debut album that so far has sold over 5000 copies.

Magnify’s music exploits all the nooks and crannys of the jazz sound - from up- tempo bebop to free improv and is a personal blend of solid grooves, cool melodies and engaging solos. The compositions are strictly original and the combination og alto-sax and trombone in the foreground gives a soft, fat sound. The horns are backed up by a tight rhythm section that unites control and wildness. Magnify have a recognizable nordic sound but clearly shows the inspiration from New York and it’s untameable energy.

Recently, Magnify recorded two short concerts for a national tv-station and played 6 concerts at Copenhagen Jazzfestival with New York based tenorsax Marc Mommaas. In April ’09 they will be joining Mommaas in NYC for a number of concerts and studio-sessions recording their second album. The members of Magnify have performed all over the world with a variety of artists ranging from Swinging Europe and Django Bates and the Danish Radio Bigband.
 Cover $10   www.magnifyjazz.dk www.myspace.com/magnifyjazz

10:00PM  TWO EUROPEAN BANDS MEETS NYC SAXOPHONIST:
ORGANICS

Justin Carroll , organ;  John Mortiarty, guitar;  Kevin Brady, drums;  w/ Jason Rigby, sasophones
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Two European Bands meets a New York Saxophonist

Organics, Ireland’s foremost Hammond organ jazz trio, have been performing and composing professionally since 1997. They have toured Ireland extensively and are regulars at the major music festivals in Dublin, Galway, Waterford, Belfast. Since 2001, Organics have opened for leading International groups such as Gil Scott-Heron in Vicar Street, Dublin, Swedish piano trio E.S.T, the legendary Herbie Hancock’s ‘Headhunters’ and electronic pioneer Bugge Wesseltoft at The 2005 Bud Rising Festival. The trio made their debut performance at the Glasgow International Jazz Festival in 2007. A regular feature of the Cork Jazz Festival since 1997, including performing as the house band for the jam session three years running, they were also critically acclaimed for their performance with Saxophonist Bobby Watson (Art Blakey + The Jazz Messengers) at the 2004 Cork Jazz festival. In 2009 will play their first international tour in Mexico which starts at the Euro Jazz Festival in Mexico City. One of the most exciting sounds to emerge from the Irish jazz scene, Organics have established a musical expression uniquely their own.
 Cover $10   www.organicsmusic.com www.jasonrigby.net

Thursday
Apr 09
6:00PM  POETRY & PROSE
Angelo Verga, host

John High Andrea Libin

 Cover $7 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  PRIVATE EVENT

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

Andrew Kaufman
The Friday night legendary open mic poetry series.

Arrive before 6 pm to sign up.

Andy is a haiku maven and travel scholar.
 Cover $7 (includes one house drink)

9:00PM & 10:30PM  MARK HELIAS' OPEN LOOSE - CHAPTER 1
Mark Helias, bass;  Tom Rainey, drums;  Ellery Eskelin, saxophone
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Open Loose - Chapter 1

"This is the original lineup of Open Loose, comprising Mark Helias - bass, Tom Rainey - drums and Ellery Eskelin - tenor saxophone. As an aficionado of long-term friendships and musical collaboration, I find it inspiring to revisit past formations and continue the conversation. Surprises abound!"
 Cover $10   www.markhelias.com

Saturday
Apr 11
6:00PM  ITALIAN-AMERICAN WRITERS ASSOCIATION
Maria Lisella, Gil Fagiani, hosts

Michael Palma Angelo Verga
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Italian American Writers Association, featured readers are: Michael Palma & Angelo Verga, plus open mic, 5 minute limit.

On Saturday, April 11, 2009 the Italian American Writers Association (IAWA) celebrates its 18th Anniversary with two extraordinarily gifted writers, one of whom is also a Dante scholar and a distinguished translator. Angelo Verga, who is the curator of all things literary at Cornelia St. Café will share the stage with Michael Palma, a scholar, editor and poet. Additionally, in honor of National Poetry Month, we request that participants at the Open Mic, read at least one piece written by an Italian American author they have been influenced by.

Michael Palma has published two poetry chapbooks, The Egg Shape and Antibodies, and a full-length collection, A Fortune in Gold, as well as an Internet chapbook, The Ghost of Congress Street: Selected Poems, on The New Formalist Press website. Among his 11 translations, Palma won the Italo Calvino Award for My Name on the Wind: Selected Poems of Diego Valeri and of the Raiziss/de Palchi Translation Award from the American Academy of American Poets for The Man I Pretend to Be: "The Colloquies" and Selected Poems of Guido Gozzano with Princeton University Press. His fully rhymed translation of Dante's Inferno was published by Norton in 2002, and reissued as a Norton Critical Edition in 2007.

Coincidentally, Verga's collection, A Hurricane Is opens with a quote from Dante's Purgatory,”'Tell me poet if you come from hell / And if so which ward? Which precinct? The exact block and run.” Writes Marco Villalobos in an interview with Verga on www.poetz.com, “The quote hints toward how Mr. Verga views his own role as a writer: he is a witness. He sees and absorbs, he touches and feels, and he processes reality by considering, reconsidering, and writing it.'”

Angelo Verga is a poet, teacher, and editor, who curates the most influential series of readings in New York City, the more than 300 a year literary events at the Cornelia Street Cafe. He has published six collections of poetry to date, including 33 NYC Poems (Brooklyn, 2005) and "A Hurricane Is" (Jane Street, 2003). His most recent publication is Praise for What Remains (Three Rooms Press). He lives at the southwestern tip of Manhattan where he keeps one eye on Wall Street and the other on The Statue of Liberty.


 Cover $7 (includes one house drink)

9:00PM & 10:30PM  GEORGE GARZONE GROUP
George Garzone, saxophone;  John Lockwood, bass;  Leo Genovese, piano;  Ari Hoenig, drums
George Garzone Group image

 Cover $10   www.georgegarzone.com
Sunday
Apr 12
6:00PM  ANNIE DARMON : SEPHARDIC MUSIC
Kathi Georges, host

ANNIE DARMON, vocals/guitar
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In her first-ever New York City performance, singer Annie Darmon (vocals/guitar) fills the room with songs of joy, grief and hope, in a program of poetic Sephardic music sung in Ladino, French and English. Her five-octave vocal range has delighted audiences in Europe and South America. Her voice expresses violence and softness, joy and despair, with a deep, heartfelt intensity. Her way is heavy with history, powdery with the dust of the roads of exile.
 Cover $7 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  TONY MALABY'S DOUBLE HEART
Tony Malaby, saxophones;  Ingebrigt Hacker Flatten, bass;  Eivind Opsvik, bass;  Tom Rainey, drums
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 Cover $10   www.tonymalaby.com www.eivindopsvik.com
Drum kit donated by
CANOPUS DRUMS, Japan

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