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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 14
6:00PM  ENTERTAINING SCIENCE: IT YEAST AIN’T THE SAME
Roald Hoffman, Dave Soldier hosts

Peter Seidman Ethan Perlstein

Who ever thought that lowly yeasts would matter so much to us? Or tell us so much about ourselves? Please join us as we decant wines and debunk their hooey with scientific proof and practical examples of yeast and its magical properties. Peter Seidman, a certified sommelier, will enlighten us on what yeasts do for fermentation in making wine -- biodynamic, organic, and otherwise. Viva intoxicating beverages! In measure; there will be tasting, so you can tell the difference. Meanwhile, hailing from a few miles west, Ethan Perlstein at Princeton – check out his award-winning mod website – introduces small molecules, including therapeutic drugs (like antidepressants), into simple model organisms such as the budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae (now there’s a mouthful!) and studies the impact on their physiology. Perlstein works at the intersection of cell biology, personalized medicine and quantitative evolutionary theory – shaping a cross-disciplinary perspective he calls evolutionary pharmacology. Amazingly, evolutionarily conserved aspects of human diseases (e.g., schizophrenia and diabetes) get revealed to sober researchers.

$10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum

8:30PM  GLOBAL LIVING ROOM: NY FLAMENCO JAZZ PROJECT, CD RELEASE
Jean Rohe, host

Andreas Arnold, flamenco guitar;  Jose Moreno, percussion, vocals, dance;  Petros Klampanis, bass;  Maria Toro, flute;  Yvanik Prene, harmonica;  Philippe Lemm, percussion
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This collective led by guitarist/composer Andreas Arnold will present ‘Mosaico’, an album which has been recorded over the course of a year between New York and Europe and features 15 musicians from around the world. The group’s sound is strongly defined by flamenco with its earthy rawness and passion and jazz with its free spiritedness, harmonic sophistication and improvisation. The compositions are further influenced by Indian, Arabian and classical music.

$10 cover plus $10 minimum

  www.andreasarnold.info

Monday
Oct 15
6:00PM  FOUR WORDTECH POETS
Gretl Claggett Elinor Cramer Wendy Drexler Alexandra van de Kamp
Gretl Claggett holds an MFA in poetry from Sarah Lawrence College, an MFA in creative nonfiction from Goucher College and an MFA in acting from Western Illinois University. A Pushcart Prize nominee, her work has appeared in journals, anthologies and online at Head Butler, The Daily Beast, The Nervous Breakdown, She Writes and The Good Men Project. In June 2012, she performed as a featured poet at the Spoleto Festival. Her debut poetry collection, Monsoon Solo: Voices Once Submerged (WordTech Editions), was published in January 2012. She teaches an ongoing memoir class at the 92nd Street Y and is working on a short film and a novel.

Elinor Cramer’s first poetry collection, She Is a Pupa, Soft and White, was published in December 2011 by Word Press. She is the author of a chapbook, Canal Walls Engineered So Carefully They Still Hold Water, for which she received a Heritage Grant from New York State. Her poems have appeared in Stone Canoe, The Comstock Review, The Healing Muse, and other journals. She earned an MFA in creative writing from Warren Wilson College, and holds a Master’s degree in Psychology from Roosevelt University in Chicago. She lives in Syracuse where she practices psychotherapy.

Wendy Drexler’s first book-length collection, Western Motel, was published in April 2012 by Turning Point. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Barrow Street, Blood Orange Review, Cider Press Review, Meatpaper, Mid-American Review, Nimrod, Peregrine, Poetry East, Tar River Poetry, Off the Coast, umbrellajournal.com, and other journals, and featured on Verse Daily. Twice nominated for a Pushcart Prize, Wendy grew up in Denver, Colorado, and now lives in Belmont, MA. She is a poetry editor for Sanctuary, the magazine of the Massachusetts Audubon Society. Her website is WendyDrexlerPoetry.com.

Alexandra van de Kamp lives in Stony Brook, NY, with her husband and is a lecturer at Stony Brook University. She has been previously published in journals such as Court Green, Crab Orchard Review, Salt Hill, Washington Square, River Styx, Meridian, Lake Effect, and The Denver Quarterly. Her first full-length collection of poems, The Park of Upside-Down Chairs, was published by CW Books (WordTech Press, 2010), and her most recent chapbook, Dear Jean Seberg (2011), won the 2010 Burnside Review Chapbook Contest. You may see more of her poetry and prose at her website: www.alexandravandekamp.com.

$ 8 includes a drink

8:30PM  MORRISON MOTEL
John Morrison, host

Ted Alexandro Myq Kaplan JR Havlan Carmen Lynch Janine Brito Grant Cooper
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MORRISON MOTEL

John Morrison hosts Ted Alexandro, Myq Kaplan, JR Havlan, Carmen Lynch, Janine Brito and Grant Cooper.

"One of the city's best alt-comedy shows!" – The NY Post

"Critics' Pick!" – TimeOut NY

"Works for me." – Morrison

$20 Door (includes one drink) Cash only.

Tuesday
Oct 16
6:00PM  SONGS OF TRAVEL (HAPPY BIRTHDAY ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON)
Assembled by Paul Hecht.

Judith Barnes , Soprano;  Hayden de Witt, Mezzo Soprano;  Cathy Venable, piano;  Barbara Feldon, actor;  Paul Hecht, actor
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With music by Vaughan Williams, Messaien, Alban Berg and others.

Paul Hecht has been acting for quite a long time. On and Off Broadway,in film TV and Radio,Recording Books,Voices for commercials and animated films. He has received a Tony Nomination (Stoppards Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead) and an OBIE (Pirandellos Henry IV). He is grateful to be reading poetry on the postage stamp stage of his oldest friends Greenwich Village boite.

Barbara Feldon is best known as “99” -- the secret Agent on the TV series, Get Smart. During her career she has performed in television films, variety shows, and motion pictures, (only one of which she wishes to recall: the Michael Richie film Smile).

Because of Barbara’s interest in women’s issues, from 1982 to 1984 she hosted The 80’s Woman on Lifetime Network. She has served on the boards of Screen Actors Guild, The Orchestra of St. Lukes, and The Poetry Society of America. Her book of essays, Living alone -- and Loving it! was published in 2003 by Simon and Schuster.

Cathy Venable has served as rehearsal pianist and/or pit pianist for the Broadway productions of Evita, Anything Goes, Curtains, The Light in the Piazza, Sondheim on Sondheim, Wonderful Town, Beauty and the Beast, The Apple Tree, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas, in addition to Where’s Charley? at Encores! She appeared in recital at Carnegie’s Weill Hall in 2008 with tenor Brian Cheney and 2012 with pianist Steven Ryan in the American premiere of Robin Holloway’s Gilded Goldbergs for two pianos. Cathy is a graduate of Northwestern University and earned her Master’s Degree in Accompanying from the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music.

Born in London, Judith Barnes was raised in Rome and Brooklyn, New York. She made her first theatrical appearance at the age of six in Rome’s fabled Cinecittà as an extra in her father’s film The Odyssey. Judith currently juggles a multi-faceted career as opera singer, director, producer, teacher and visual artist. She is the founder and Artistic Director of Vertical Player Repertory (VPR), an indie opera company in Brooklyn that focuses on staging opera in unexpected venues.

Hayden DeWitt is a frequent collaborator with Paul, Judith and Cathy, and is pleased to meet and work with the lovely Ms. Feldon in this performance. Besides her activities in opera and recital, Hayden is a member of Opera Feroce, a baroque ensemble with whom she has created and performs the lively pasticcio opera Amor & Psyche.

$ 15 admission includes a drink   www.barbarafeldon.com www.VPROpera.org

8:30PM  AMIR ELSAFFAR: RESONANCE QUINTET
Amir ElSaffar, trumpet, vocal, santūr (hammered dulcimer);  Ole Mathisen, sax;  Matt Mitchell, piano;  Francois Moutin, bass;  Dan Weiss, drums
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Amir ElSaffar, trumpeter, santūr player, and vocalist known for incorporating elements of the Iraqi Maqam into original jazz compositions, will perform for the first time with his Resonance Quintet, in his final New York performance of 2012 before moving to Egypt for a year to continue to research and perform Arab music.

Resonance Quintet performs compositions that re-contextualize the non-tempered pitches found in the Iraqi Maqam to explore new and unique microtonal harmonies and chord progressions. Previously including re-tuned piano, the group currently features equal-tempered piano instead perceived as “de-tuned” by the microtonal context created by surrounding instruments. Other compositions are based on Mesopotamian modes, which form the basis of the tonal systems that have persisted from Ancient Greek to contemporary musical understanding. Looking back to the ancient and forward to innovative sonic possibilities, the Resonance Quintet chronologically frames the Iraqi Maqam tradition, re-examining its place in music history.

$10 cover plus $10 minimum

  www.amirelsaffar.com

Wednesday Oct 17
6:00PM  THE WHITE SWALLOW READING SERIES
Angelo Nikolopoulos, host

Eduardo C. Corral Christopher Hennessy, ;  Randall Mann Stephen Motika
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The White Swallow, a queerish reading series in Manhattan's West Village, features emerging and established poets and fiction writers.

Smokin’ in the Boys Room: Featuring emerging queer poets

Eduardo C. Corral is a CantoMundo fellow. He holds degrees from ASU and the Iowa Writers' Workshop. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Beloit Poetry Journal, jubilat, New England Review, Ploughshares, Poetry, and Post Road. His work has been honored with a "Discovery"/The Nation award and residencies from The MacDowell Colony and Yaddo. He has served as the Olive B. O'Connor Fellow in Creative Writing at Colgate University and as the Philip Roth Resident in Creative Writing at Bucknell University. He's the interview editor for Boxcar Poetry Review. He won the 2011 Yale Series of Younger Poets competition.

Christopher Hennessy is the author of Love-In-Idleness and Outside the Lines: Talking with Contemporary Gay Poets (University of Michigan Press). He earned an MFA from Emerson College and currently is a Ph.D. candidate in English Literature at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. He was included in Ploughshares' special "Emerging Writers" edition, and his poetry, interviews, and book reviews have appeared in American Poetry Review, Verse, Cimarron Review, The Writer's Chronicle, The Bloomsbury Review, Court Green, OCHO, Crab Orchard Review, Natural Bridge, Wisconsin Review, Brooklyn Review, Memorious, and elsewhere. Hennessy is a longtime associate editor for The Gay & Lesbian Review-Worldwide.

Randall Mann is the author of Breakfast with Thom Gunn (University of Chicago, 2009), Complaint in the Garden (Zoo Press, 2004), winner of the 2003 Kenyon Review Prize in Poetry, and co-author of the textbook Writing Poems (7th ed. Pearson Longman, 2007). He lives is San Francisco.

Stephen Motika was born in Santa Monica, California. He is the editor of Tiresias: The Collected Poems of Leland Hickman (2009) and the author of the poetry chapbook, Arrival and at Mono (2007). His articles and poems have appeared in Another Chicago Magazine, BOMB, The Brooklyn Review, Eleven Eleven, The Poetry Project Newsletter, among other publications. His collaboration with artist Dianna Frid, “The Field,” was on view at Gallery 400 at the University of Illinois, Chicago, in 2003. A 2010-2011 Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Workspace Resident, he is the program director at Poets House and the publisher of Nightboat Books.

$8 cover includes a house drink   www.facebook.com/#!/group.php?gid=84682296951

8:30PM  BENJAMIN SCHEUER
Benjamin Scheuer, voice, guitar
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Songwriter and guitarist/singer Benjamin Scheuer performs songs from his group Escapist Papers’ new album, “The Bridge.” Called “brilliant and brave,” (The Sunday Herald) Scheuer takes his audience deftly through deaths in his family, a broken relationship, and his own battle with and victory over cancer. Scheuer gave the debut performance of songs from “The Bridge” at Lincoln Center in January 2012.

$10 cover plus $10 minimum

  www.BenjaminScheuer.com www.EscapistPapers.com

10:00PM  JOE KINOSIAN
Joe Kinosian, piano, voice
Award-winning songwriter, pianist, and performer Joe Kinosian will be sharing highlights from his two musical worlds: original pop songs written for neo-Motown darlings Amy Lynn & The Gunshow, and musical theater material written with collaborator Kellen Blair. Joe has performed at the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, and Chicago Shakespeare Theater, where his and Kellen Blair's "Murder For Two" received the Joseph Jefferson Award for Best New Musical on its way to a record-breaking run.

$10 cover plus $10 minimum

  http://www.kinosianandblair.com

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Thursday
Oct 18
6:00PM  BAD ROLE MODELS AND WHAT I LEARNED FROM THEM
Polly Frost
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A one person show by Polly Frost

We're all told we need good role models. But who do we really learn the most from, our good --or our bad role models? In her new one person show, Polly Frost takes a humorous and heartfelt look at the eccentric, oddball and misbehaving people who have really made a positive difference in her life. Polly Frost is a NYC writer and performer. Her humor and journalism has been published in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Atlantic, Vogue, Elle and Harper's Bazaar. Her books include "Deep Inside" and "With One Eye Open" and her plays include "The Last Artist in NYC" which was selected for "Best American Short Plays 2008-2009." Polly and her husband, Ray Sawhill, performed their erotic series "Sex Scenes" at Cornelia Street Cafe.

$20 (includes a free drink)   www.pollyfrost.com

8:30PM  CHRIS LIGHTCAP-BIGMOUTH
Chris Lightcap, bass;  Chris Cheek, tenor sax;  Tony Malaby, tenor sax;  Matt Mitchell, piano;  Ches Smith, drums
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Bigmouth's recent CD, "Deluxe" was on over 20 year-end "best of" lists, including the New York Times, NPR, Jazz Times and the Village Voice. Please join them for this evening of music. "Righteous" ...NY Times

"Superb"...Wall Street Journal

"****1/2"...Downbeat

$10 cover plus $10 minimum

  www.chrislightcap.com

Friday
Oct 19
6:00PM  SON OF PONY
Kat Georges, host

Joel Allegretti John J. Trause
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Open mic, arrive early to sign up.

Featured readers: Joel Allegretti & John J. Trause

$ 8 includes a drink

9:00PM & 10:30PM  MERGER
Andrew D'Angelo, alto sax;  Kirk Knuffke, cornet;  Ben Street, bass;  Nasheet Waits , drums
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MERGER is the process of Self Integration, the merging of the conscious, subconscious, and superconscious minds. Together the band members merge their experiential learning and expand it into musical expressions. Andrew N D'Angelo and Kirk Knuffke write music that integrates the soul-personalities of the quartet.

$10 cover plus $10 minimum

Saturday
Oct 20
6:00PM  GREEK AMERICAN WRITERS
Dean Kostos, host

Davidson Garrett Christi Shannon Yolanda Koumidou Vlesmas & Bonnie Walker
Kostos presents compelling poets, of an Attic disposition.

$ 8 includes a drink

9:00PM & 10:30PM  KRIS DAVIS TRIO
Kris Davis, piano;  Eivand Opsvik, bass;  Nasheet Waits, drums
"Over the last couple of years in New York one method for deciding where to hear jazz on a given night has been to track down the pianist Kris Davis." --Ben Ratliff, NY Times

$10 cover (plus $10 minimum)

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Sunday
Oct 21
6:00PM  POETRY
Angelo Verga, host

Lawrence Joseph Stanley Moss
Poet and critic Hayden Carruth has been quoted as saying, “The poetry of the ages is an argument with God, but few poets have picked up that argument in recent years. Stanley Moss does.” Moss’s psalms are provocative, almost gothic, in their attention to the body, and refreshingly intimate in their address of the mythical and holy.

In 1977 Moss founded Sheep Meadow Press, a nonprofit press devoted to poetry, with a particular focus on international poets in translation. He lives in New York.

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, and two books of prose, Lawyerland, also published by FSG, and The Game Changed: Essays and Other Prose, published by the University of Michigan Press in its Poets on Poetry Series. A professor of law at St .John's University School of Law, he is married to the painter Nancy Van Goethem and lives in lower Manhattan.

$ 8 includes a drink

8:30PM  CARNATIC SUNDAYS: SNEHASHISH MOZUMDER
Snehashish Mozumder, mandolin;  Vin Scialla, drums, percussion;  Nick Gianni, sax, flute;  Deep Singh, tabla
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Snehasish Mozumder, an exploratory string virtuoso, expands the boundaries of the mandolin instrument. A classically indian and jazz fusion, Snehasish Mozumder’s double-neck mandolin is at the center of the band SOM. Here with his band SOM he teams up with some great New York jazz instrumentalists to produce a new synthesis that swings like jazz and floats like Indian music. A highlight of Snehasish’s career includes sharing the stage with musicians such as Eric Clapton while in Ravi Shankar’s Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall Concert for George Harrsion in 2002. A true virtuoso, Snehashish is a leading exponent of the next generation of Indian classical musicians, exploring world music at the highest level.

$10 cover plus $10 minimum

Drum kit donated by
CANOPUS DRUMS, Japan

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