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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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ART ON THE WALLS

Mixed Media by LENNY ACHAN

All art is for sale. Please inquire

Sunday
Feb 06
6:00PM  ENTERTAINING SCIENCE -- ECO-OPERA-EVO
ROALD HOFFMANN, host


ECO-OPERA-EVO Does anyone need convincing that life is an opera? We mean real life, not yours. PHOEBE LEGERE ("...a name to conjure with ... She is an American original, she's fun, she's funny, she's smart. She's a beauty, almost like a Carole Lombard. But the main thing about her is SHE'S GOOD"-Studs Terkel, NPR) will use her latest invention, the Sneakers of Samothrace, to perform excerpts of her opera on the evolution of life, The Common Root of All Organisms. She is paired with MARK MOFFETT, an ecologist trained under E. O. Wilson. Mark, as close to Indiana Jones as they come, is one of the great nature photographers of our time. He will use his colorful images to discuss the common structural features of ecosystems.
Entertaining Science -- ECO-OPERA-EVO image
8:30PM  ELISE WOOD BRAZILIAN/JAZZ ENSEMBLE
Aloisio Aguiar, piano;  Leco Reis, bass;  Dottie Anita Taylor, flute, piccolo, piano;  Norman Hedman, percussion;  Elise Wood, flute, alto flute, piccolo
Elise Wood Brazilian/Jazz Ensemble image
  Elise Wood, an established jazz  flautist known in the genre as "luminous, joyful and urgent" (Washington Post) steps forward to present a Brazilian and jazz repertoire.   With an ensemble comprised of members  who are exponents of these various influences,  the ensemble creates a lovely weave of colors, textures and heart-felt emotions.
 Cover $10
Monday
Feb 07
6:00PM  THE END OF THE INNOCENCE

Robert John Cook in a new one-man show created by Bob Corazza & Shellen Lubin, also with Robert Dee, Dave Edwards, Eric Nicolas, Ward Parker, Melissa Rodnon, and special guest Cynthia Enfield. With songs by Don Henley, Kenny Loggins, Robert Dee, Richard Thompson, and others.
Directed by Shellen Lubin
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  AMRAM & CO

50 YEARS IN GREENWICH VILLAGE: 1955-2005 THE BEAT GOES ON
Tonight will include performances of music Amram wrote for Arthur Miller's AFTER THE FALL, which debuted at the old ANTA theater in the Village; jazz, folk, Native American music, Middle Eastern music (all part of the Village musical scene); also readings by Amram and guests from Amram's autobiographies, VIBRATIONS and OFFBEAT: collaborating with Kerouac; descriptions of his life in the Village and work on and off-Broadway, including his music for "Splendor in the Grass" shot in New York with Elia Kazan directing, and themes used in Amram's frequently performed symphonic compositions that started out being played in Village clubs, coffee houses and parks, like the Cafe.

PLUS....... THE NEW GENERATION OF AMRAM JAMMERS
ALANA AMRAM and ADIRA AMRAM will sing their songs and ADAM AMRAM will play percussion and harmonica with JOHN DE WITT, bass, and KEVIN TWIGG, drums.

"You could sit on a bar stool and look out of the windows to the snowy streets and see heavy people going by, David Amram bundled up..." Bob Dylan, Chronicles
 Cover $10
Tuesday
Feb 08
6:00PM  STORYTELLING
Barbara Aliprantis, host


Dr. Joyce C. Duncan, Lynnette Braxton & other treasured members of the African Folk Heritage Circle (AFHC) swap stories and anecdotes from the African Diaspora that inspire compassion and hope and remind us of the courageous and enduring spirit of their ancestors.

JOYCE DUNCAN, co-curator of this series from 1998-2003, is a gifted storyteller and a renowned crisis negotiator, as well as the Executive Director of the AFHC.

LYNETTE BRAXTON, an accomplished actress, who appeared with Robert Duvall in the widely acclaimed film THE APOSTLE, travels internationally--from as close as Canada to as far away as South Africa--telling her stories   http://www.barbaraaliprantis.com
8:30PM  ARTURO O 'FARRILL Y RIZA NEGRA
Arturo O'Farrill, piano;  Emilio Valdez, drums;  Rafi Torn, percussion;  Rafi Malakiel, trombone;  Peter Brainin, tenor sax
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Arturo O'Farrill y Riza Negra - Explorations in Latin Jazz

Arturo O'Farrill, son of the legendary Cuban composer/bandleader Chico O'Farrill and musical director of the Lincoln Center Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra, performs at the Cornelia Street Cafe on Tuesday, Feb 8.

Arturo is currently on tour w/ the Lincolin Center Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra throughout the United States and recently had a premiere performance in Shanghai, China, yet he is still making time for his Y Riza Negra performances at Cornelia Street.

One of the highlights of this incredible musical opportunity, for both listeners and younger musicians: Arturo, the consummate teacher, is offering both a student discount rate and the opportunity for jazz students to sit in with his band during the second set.

This performance is a rare opportunity to see this high-energy, exceptionally gifted artist perform with his trio in the intimate setting of The Cornelia Street Cafe's 60-seat downstairs lounge.


 Cover $10

Wednesday Feb 09 6:00PM  OVERWHELMINGLY POETRY
Cindy Molk, host


Students from the Berkeley Carroll School who commit poetry
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  RIBS AND BRISKET REVUE
Paul Shapiro

Paul Shapiro, saxophone, vocals;  Babi Floyd, vocals;  Cilla Owens, vocals;  Booker King, bass;  Tony Lewis, drums;  Brian Mitchell, piano
Ribs and Brisket Revue image

Back in the 30’s and 40’s bluesy, comedic, swing musicians like Louie Jordan and Cab Calloway made some great music that still sounds fresh today. Yiddish was a pretty active street language in New York City at that time, and it was woven into the music. You had Slim Gaillard singing "Matzo Balls", Mildred Bailey recording "A Bee Gezindt", and Calloway’s hysterical yiddish/gibberish cantillation intro to "Ot Azoy" (That's the Way).

Paul Shapiro celebrates this interplay of 40’s hipster swing with some Yiddish thrown in at the Cornelia Street Café. Calling it the Ribs and Brisket Revue*, the saxophonist/composer features Babi Floyd, (of Keith Richard's Expensive Winos et al) and Cilla Owens (one of New York’s best kept secrets). They will be backed by musicians from Paul’s CD ”Midnight Minyan”, on Tzadik Records, which was released lastyear.
*Paul was visited in a dream state by the ghost of Fats Waller who convinced him that R&B originally stood for Ribs & Brisket
 Cover $10

Thursday
Feb 10
6:00PM  JAKE MARMER'S I & THOU CIRCUS
Jake Marmer, host

Jay Michelson Basya Schecter Pharoah's Daughter Nehedar
Contemporary Jewish music with a world beat, poetry and other surprises. "I-Thou Circus": Poetry & Music Jam with Pharaoh's Daughter, Nehedar Orchestra, Jake Marmer (Mima'amakim) and Jay Michaelson (Zeek). G-d, books, sex, food, prayer, all the paranoias and ecstasies, harmonious and dialogical of the Jewish identity. First Set: the Jam, $6. Second, Pharaoh's Daughter, $10. $15 for both. Includes a free beer for each set. Thu Feb 10th, 6.45 pm at Cornelia St. Cafe. All of the info, preview and sound samples at http://www.mimaamakim.org/circus.html. More info, editors@mimaamakim.org
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  JAKE MARMER'S I & THOU CIRCUS
Jake Marmer, host

Pharoah's Daughter
Contemporary Jewish music with a world beat, poetry, and other surprises. "I-Thou Circus": Poetry & Music Jam with Pharaoh's Daughter, Nehedar Orchestra, Jake Marmer (Mima'amakim) and Jay Michaelson (Zeek). G-d, books, sex, food, prayer, all the paranoias and ecstasies, harmonious and dialogical of the Jewish identity. First Set: the Jam, $6. Second, Pharaoh's Daughter, $10. $15 for both. Includes a free beer for each set. Thu Feb 10th, 6.45 pm at Cornelia St. Cafe. All of the info, preview and sound samples at http://www.mimaamakim.org/circus.html. More info, editors@mimaamakim.org
 Cover $10 (includes one house drink)
Friday
Feb 11
6:00PM  PINK PONY
Jackie Sheeler, host


Open mike with featured reader, Les Lopes. Arrive before 6pm to sign up
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)   http://www.poetz.com
8:30PM  JEREMY STEIG QUARTET
Jeremy Steig, flute;  Vic Juris, guitar;  Bill Morin, bass;  Anthony Pinciotti, drums
Come and hear the HOTTEST jazz flutist playing in NY. Jeremy Steig has played with Bill Evans, Art Blakey, Jimi Hendrix, Johnny Winter and many others. He brings with him three legendary musician.
 Cover $12   http://www.jeremysteig.info
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Saturday
Feb 12
6:00PM  IAWA

Italian American Writers Association, featured readers are: Maria Terrone and Gerry La Femina, plus open mic, 5 minute limit.
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  BEN WALTZER TRIO + 1 FEATURING TONY MALABY
Ben Waltzer, piano;  Chris Lightcap, bass;  Eric McPherson, drums;  Tony Malaby, tenor saxophone
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“This no-nonsense jazz pianist in the Ellington and Monk vein (who has occasionally written for Arts & Leisure) gets a big, ringing sound out of the extreme registers of the instrument; he also takes a decisive stand against the ultra-sensitive, lush-harmony tendency of so many young jazz composers. "One Hundred Dreams Ago" (Fresh Sound), with a trio including the bassist Matt Penman and the drummer Gerald Cleaver, is by far the best thing he's done, but he hasn't been making records for very long.”
--Ben Ratliff, NYTimes, 7.18.04

“Brilliantly performed…very impressive.”
- Ahmad Jamal, jazz piano legend, of ‘100 Dreams Ago.’

"In the era of concept records, this startling young pianist has flipped the script: the message behind One Hundred Dreams Ago is ‘let's just play.’ Accordingly the trio gets its bustle on. Ellington's small groups are in the air here, and the pleasure Waltzer generates is bountiful.”
- Jim Macnie, the Village Voice
 Cover $10   www.benwalyzer.com

Sunday
Feb 13
8:30PM  CHRISTIAN WINTHER QUARTET
Christian Winther, saxophone;  Marcus Printup, trumpet;  Richard Doron Johnson, piano;  Vincente Archer, bass;  Ali Jackson, drums
Christian Winther Quartet image
Saxophonist and Steeplechase recording artist Christian Winther brings his quartet to Cornelia Street Café. Come by and check out the real thing from this swinging group.
 Cover $10   www.christianwinther.com
Drum kit donated by
CANOPUS DRUMS, Japan

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Cover is given where known
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There is always a one-drink minimum per set; times are door opening times