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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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Sunday
Dec 01
6:00PM  ENTERTAINING SCIENCE: CO-SEISMIC PIANO
Roald Hoffmann, Dave Soldier, hosts

Jason Moran, piano;  Ben Holtzman, geophysicist;  Jason Candler, sound designer

The Village Voice has written that Jason Moran “is like no other pianist at work. His improvisations are dynamic, eruptive, keyed to the compositions at hand.” So what happens when he joins up with Ben Holtzman (a geophysicist) and Jason Candler (a sound designer) who rescale the world so we can perceive all seismic waves with our ears? And then what happens when Moran's playing converses with the sounds of earthquakes ? Join us for an evening of terrestrial immersion, co-seismic piano, and all the questions that emerge.

  http://www.jasonmoran.com/ http://www.ldeo.columbia.edu/~benh/

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8:30PM  KIRK KNUFFKE, MIKE PRIDE DUO
Dan Weiss, host

Kirk Knuffke , cornet;  Mike Pride, drums
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"Kirk Knuffke and Mike Pride are effective — not flashy — storytellers, and with their ability to pull you in with calmness and space, they don't require the pyrotechnics often employed as competition with the masters. Though the duo does get busy and work up modest storms, meditative qualities are what you'll take away.” --The Squid’s Ear review of The Exterminating Angel

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

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Original Monologues. No slamming, no judges, just great material, excellent actors and YOU. Come See These Amazing Daredevils Perform Without a Net!!!

  www.monologuesandmadness.com

8:30PM  AMRAM & CO
David Amram, piano, french horn, flutes, composition & surprises;  Kevin Twigg, drums, glockenspiel;  Rene Hart, bass;  Adam Amram, percussion
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.

  http://www.davidamram.com

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Tuesday
Dec 03
6:00PM  POET JAMES TOLAN AND FRIENDS
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A book launch for James Tolan's new poetry collection, Mass of the Forgotten

  www.gander.tv/event/cornelia-street-cafe-poet-james-tolan-and-friends-123-6pm-8pm

8:30PM  NIKOLAJ HESS TRIO
Nikolaj Hess, piano;  Tony Scherr, bass;  Kenny Wollesen, drums
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Danish new york based jazz pianist Nikolaj Hess, one of the leading voices in Scandinavian jazz, presents his New York based Trio, collaborating with stellar rhythm section Tony Scherr bass and Kenny Wollesen drums. Scherr and Wollesen are long time Bill Frisell collaborators and outstanding bandleaders in their own respect. Hess music is a virtuose blend of poetic melodic sensitivity, imagination and capturing grooves, and reflects Hess's base in the American jazz tradition with strong influences from the beautiful scandinavian lyricism and the richly nuanced rhythms of African music. Hess, Scherr and Wollesen released the album "TRIO" earlier this year, and has gotten raving reviews internationally and is nominated as best danish jazz album of the year at DMA. Denmark's Nikolaj Hess has combined with Scherr and Wollesen to produce an album that emphasizes the lyrical and poetic, mood-filled and simple, raw, unpolished and yet virtuosity and refined." "a delightful, reflective, almost pastoral use of light and shade. If Chopin had been born in New York and received tuition from say Bill Evans or Keith Jarrett he may have sounded like this "--(bebop spoken here UK)

  www.nikolajhess.com www.gander.tv/event/cornelia-street-cafe-nikolaj-hess-trio-123-830pm-1130pm

Wednesday Dec 04
6:00PM  QUEER FRIENDLY
Angelo Nikolopoulos, host

8:30PM  JEAN-MICHEL PILC TRIO + 1
Jean-Michel Pilc, piano;  Sam Minaie, bass;  Ross Pederson, drums;  Rhys Tivey, trumpet
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"A very special trio, with an exceptional chemistry between the musicians, and a breathtaking virtuosity at the service of music and emotion. Rhys Tivey, a young musician with a trumpet sound never heard before, will add his magic to the mix."

  www.jeanmichelpilc.com www.facebook.com/events/604926099559487/

Thursday
Dec 05
6:00PM  ARTISTS’ SALON
Robin, Angelo, Josh, and Tom, hosts

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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.

Finger food on us, drinks available. All are welcome.   www.gander.tv/event/cornelia-street-cafe-artists-salon-125-6pm-8pm

8:30PM  RIBS & BRISKET REVUE
Jerry Korman, piano;  Booker King, bass;  Tony Lewis, drums;  Cilla Owens, vocals;  Edwin Lugo, vocals;  Paul Shapiro, tenor sax
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Paul Shapiro brings his Ribs & Brisket Revue back to Cornelia Street Café, where it all began. His cd on Tzadik entitled Essen, ‘Eat’ in Yiddish, has garnered high praise.

For the past few years, Paul Shapiro, a New York-based saxophonist with serious new-jazz and R&B credentials, has put a postmodern spin on Jewish musical themes, honoring the past yet never forgetting that over-the-top humor and extroverted theatricality (and culinary obsession) are grand elements of the tradition… What makes the album a delight, apart from the delicious absurdity of much of the material (“dunkin bagels – splash in the coffee” indeed!) is the balance of top-notch musicianship (hear, for instance, Cilla Owens’s idiomatic command of both Yiddish and blues inflections on “Mama Goes where Papa Goes”) and lighthearted sensibility. Barnes and Noble

  www.paulshapiromusic.com www.gander.tv/event/cornelia-street-cafe-ribs-brisket-revue-104-9pm-12am

Friday
Dec 06
6:00PM  THE MONTHLY: THE BEST THINGS COME IN THREES!
Kat Georges, host

Richard Vetere Hala Alyan David Lawton Jane Ormerod Thomas Fucaloro Jane LeCroy Robert Gibbons Matthew Hupert George Wallace
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Three Rooms Press presents The Monthly at Cornelia Street Cafe

The Best Things Come in Threes

Prose! Poetry! Party!

With readings by: [Richard Vetere, Hala Alyan, David Lawton] [Jane Ormerod, Thomas Fucaloro, Jane LeCroy] [Robert Gibbons, Matthew Hupert, George Wallace]

Since ancient times, everyone knows that the best things in come in Threes (think: The Three Stooges!). In honor of the old maxim “omen trim perfectum”, we present three sets of three superb writers recently, or about to be, published by Three Rooms Press. Join us for a Prose! Poetry! Party! with award-winning authors (and kick-ass performers!) including Hala Alyan, Richard Vetere, David Lawton; Jane Ormerod, Thomas Fucaloro, Jane LeCroy; and Robert Gibbons, Matthew Hupert, George Wallace. All authors will be available to sign books and take photos at the reading. Plus all audience members will be eligible to win free prizes throughout the event! Additional information, e-mail: info@threeroomspress.com

  www.gander.tv/event/cornelia-street-cafe-three-rooms-press-presents-monthly-126-6pm-8pm

9:00PM  SARA SERPA 5TET
Sara Serpa, voice;  André Matos, guitar;  Kris Davis, piano;  Eivind Opsvik, bass;  Tyshawn Sorey, drums
"Breathing Suite"- a performance inspired on the writings of Luce Irigaray

" Because the majority of people in our age does not treat with care the time of breathing it is necessary to go for walks or to remain a moment each day in the vegetal world in order to continue to breathing (...)" Luce Irigaray

Portuguese vocalist-composer-bandleader Sara Serpa is “the magical voice” according to pianist Ran Blake, who knows a thing or two about singers. Her unadorned, vibratoless delivery has been described as “smooth as glass” and her ability to sing complex vocalese lines on an equal footing with instrumentalists marks her as one of the most innovative singers of recent years.

  http://www.saraserpa.com http://www.gander.tv/event/cornelia-street-cafe-sara-serpa-5tet-126-9pm-1030pm

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10:30PM  ANDRÉ MATOS 4TET
André Matos, guitar;  Pete Rende, piano;  Eivind Opsvik, bass;  Billy Mintz, drums
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Portuguese native and resident of New York, André Matos´ 2012 trio recording was noted by Nate Chinen from the New York Times: " The Portuguese jazz guitarist André Matos has a beautiful new self- released album, “Lagarto” (available at lagarto.bandcamp.com), which highlights his capacity for fluid lyricism.”

“This quartet has been playing in NY for 2 years now. In fact, our first gig was at Cornelia St Café! It was sort of a magical moment. The combination of the music I brought, with the uniqueness of each musician created a clear and defined voice that I had never felt before. It took a lot of surrendering from my part, to accept the singularities of what was happening: the music was quiet, fragile, loud, abrupt, free. Since then I have matured the idea of this group and have been writing songs specifically for it. We are here and now.“

  www.andrematosmusic.com www.gander.tv/event/cornelia-street-cafe-andr%C3%A9-matos-4tet-126-1030m-12am

Saturday
Dec 07
6:00PM  THE LIAR SHOW
Andy Christie, host

Peter Aguero Ryan Britt Ophira Eisenberg Diana Spechler
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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.

Hosted by Andy Christie (The New York Times, WNYC'S The Moth's Radio Hour)

This month, The Liar Show welcomes PETER AGUERO (The Moth Unchained Tour; BTK Band), RYAN BRITT (N.Y. Times; Nerve.com), OPHIRA EISENBERG (NPR's Ask Me Another; Author of Screw Everyone), and DIANA SPECHLER (Esquire Magazine; Author of Skinny).

"They can lie to me all night long!" - The New York Times

"Christie & Co. make dishonesty fun again." - TimeOut New York

  www.theliarshow.com

9:00PM & 10:30PM  REZ ABBASI QUARTET
Rez Abbasi, guitar;  Mark Shim, tenor sax;  Stephan Crump, bass;  Tyshawn Sorey, drums
Recently named #1 Rising Star Guitarist in Down Beat's Critics Poll, Rez Abbasi will present a variety of his music with some of his favorite players.

” Rez Abbasi is living, breathing proof that jazz music can be as vital and boundary-pushing as ever.” AllAboutJazz.com -

” True fusion music from a great Pakistani-American guitarist: jazz and rock and Pakistani music in a great, ingenious amalgam.” Popmatters.com

  http://www.reztone.com

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Sunday
Dec 08
6:00PM  SERIAL UNDERGROUND: NEW YORK'S PREMIERE NEW MUSIC VARIETY SHOW
Jed Distler, curator and host

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Birthday Boys

December 8 marks Jed Distler’s 57th birthday. The composer/pianist/CCi Artistic Director, whom The New Yorker dubbed “The Downtown Keyboard Magus” celebrates this milestone by launching Country Music, his large-scale solo piano collection of works based upon the world’s complete national anthems. Jed will premier original pieces respectively drawn from anthems of Syria, India and the United States. Paying tribute to his friend and colleague Alvin Curran, who turns 75 on December 13, Jed also plays the composer’s epic Inner Cities 6 & 7. The work was written for and premiered by Jed at Mills College in 1999.

Click here to hear Alvin and Jed jamming away on two (yes, two!) toy pianos: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_NnzAL0UJo


 Cover $Admission $20 includes $10 drink/food credit   http://www.composerscollab.org/

8:30PM  GLOBAL LIVING ROOM: GERARD EDERY, TREASURES OF WORLD SONG
Gerard Edery, guitar, voice
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Treasures of World Song explores the exotic musical synergies to be found in some of the world’s great oral traditions. A diverse and fascinating program of folk and popular songs in some dozen languages from North and South America, France, Spain, England, Ireland, Greece, Turkey, Morocco and The Balkans, will tell a rich musical story and promote the cause of cross-cultural appreciation and understanding.

Through Gerard’s instrumental virtuosity, rich baritone and masterful arrangements accompanied by his ensemble of virtuoso musicians, this unique musical exploration will transport audiences to distant lands to experience some of the world’s most colorful cultures.

"Gerard Edery’s vocal and guitar mastery transported those present…an artist at the height of his powers" — A.M. Guanajuato

Drum kit donated by
CANOPUS DRUMS, Japan

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Cover is given where known
Many spoken words events are free
There is always a one-drink minimum per set; times are door opening times