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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
May 04
6:00PM  ENTERTAINING SCIENCE: LIFE'S MUSIC
Roald Hoffman, Dave Soldier, hosts

Daniel Duzdevich, biologist;  Stephany Boa, opera singer
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Biology is a kind of music about life. Orchestrated complexity, with all the beauty and subtlety of a perfectly-composed song. Take your brain to the zoomed-in world of biologist Daniel Duzdevich, where the very little things inside cells make for the very big stuff of life. And take your soul to the dramatic plane of Stephany Boa and her operatic dissection of great music. Learn how many parts can sing together to create a whole, in science and in art.

Daniel studies how biological molecules interact with each other, and he spends much of his time scheming up tricks to see things that are just really difficult to see. Stephany, aka Vienna Boa, is an operatic singer and songwriter with a love for Mozart, Puccini and classical vocal literature, and a simultaneous sensibility for the modern pop song.

  www.themoderndarwin.com

8:30PM  BEN PEROWSKY QUARTET
Dan Weiss, host

John Ellis, saxophone;  Matt Mitchell, piano;  Gary Wang, bass;  Ben Perowsky, drums
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As a part of Dan Weiss' continuing percussion series at the cafe, Ben Perowsky leads a quartet with some of New York's finest contemporary improvisers.

Monday
May 05
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 www.gander.tv/event/cornelia-street-cafe-monologues-madness-55-6pm-8pm

8:30PM  AMRAM & CO
David Amram, piano, french horn, flutes, composition & surprises;  Kevin Twigg, drums, glockenspiel;  Rene Hart, bass;  Elliot Peper, bongos;  Robbie Winterhawk, congas
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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.

Tonight with special guest poet Frank Messina reading his NY Mets poetry. The show will be filmed for a movie on the 1986 Mets, directed by Heather Quinlan.

  www.davidamram.com www.gander.tv/event/cornelia-street-cafe-david-co-55-830pm-1030pm

Tuesday
May 06
6:00PM  WRITERS' REUNION
Karen Gormandy Teresa Giordano Gene M Albertelli Roger Turnau
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Join Teresa Giordano, Gene M Albertelli, Roger Turnau and Karen Gormandy for an informal reading reunion. Cornelia has wonderful memories for us hosting a series of up and coming, talented, ambitious and sometimes off the wall writers and poets. We would love to see you all again.   www.gander.tv/event/cornelia-street-cafe-writers-reunion-56-6pm-8pm
8:30PM  SIMON MULLIGAN TRIO
Simon Mulligan, piano;  Peter Slavov, bass;  Mat Skeaping, drums
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Although many jazz musicians are also trained classical musicians, it is unusual for an artist to manage successful ongoing careers in both fields. Pianist Simon Mulligan is certainly one who has managed this with great results. At the age of 19 he recorded his first classical CD under the direction of Yehudi Menhuin, launching a collaboration that lasted over seven years. Since that time he has recorded over 20 highly regarded CD’s and included live work with numerous orchestras including the BBC Symphony as well as performances for Barack Obama, the Royal Family and recital appearances at the likes of Carnegie Hall, Hong Kong's Coliseum and London's Royal Albert Hall. Intriguingly Simon’s jazz bona fides are equally as strong, as are his composing credentials, which include numerous compositions for both TV and film including “Band of Brothers” in association with Michael Kamen. The jazz trio he leads tonight features fellow Londoner Mat Skeaping on drums and bassist Peter Slavov.

"You have a phenomenal touch, man!" - Herbie Hancock

  www.simonmulligan.com www.gander.tv/event/cornelia-street-cafe-simon-mulligan-trio-56-830pm-1030pm

Wednesday May 07
6:00PM  PROSE & POETRY / ENGLISH & FRENCH
Jim Story, prose;  Michael Gluck , poet;  Barry Wallenstein, translator
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Jim Story will read from current fiction. A former Okie blues singer and Russian history professor, Jim is the author of the short story collection, Love and Other Terminal Diseases, and two novels, Wounded by History, which National Book Critics Circle Award Winner Ben Fountain called “swift, profound, and engaging,” and, most recently, the comic adventure, Problems of Translation. Jim has published short stories, essays, reviews and poetry in Confrontation, The Same, Folio, Helicon, Aspen Anthology, Berkeley Poetry Review, Now, Paper Boat, Poets, Big City Lit, Long Island University Magazine, and Home Planet News. His short story “Milwaukee Dawn” will appear in an upcoming issue of Big City Lit.

  www.gander.tv/event/cormelia-street-cafe-prose-poetry-english-french-57-6pm-8pm

8:30PM  JULIAN SHORE QUINTET
Julian Shore , piano;  Gilad Hekselman, guitar;  Dayna Stephens, tenor sax;  Aidan Carroll, bass;  Colin Stranahan, drums
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Pianist Julian Shore has been called “a pianist/composer who beyond the obvious elegance of his playing has a clear sense of the bigger artistic picture” (Peter Hum, Ottowa Times). An "extremely precocious, serious musician” (JAZZIZ) he "riffs and waxes with a sense of space usually reserved for more veteran players" (DownBeat). This May he returns to the Cornelia Street Cafe, where he'll present a new body of music that's been several months in the making. Joining him are some of the finest improvisers in New York, as they perform works inspired by memories, mentors, and the unexpected.

"A fluid player with a sure touch and modernist appeal, his solos are clean and graceful and he gives his band generous room that encourages sparkling interplay... Shore is definitely one to watch.” --Nick Bewsey, ICON magazine

  http://www.julianshore.com/

Thursday
May 08
6:00PM  KT SULLIVAN: FOREVER THROUGH TIME
KT Sullivan, vocals;  Steve Downey, spoken word;  Elizabeth Fowler Sullivan, music;  Stephen Lehew, special guest;  Paul Hecht, special guest
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A collection of Robert & Elizabeth Browning poetry recited by Steve Downey (president of the New York Browning Society). Music provided by Elizabeth Sullivan and sung by KT Sullivan (All words by RB and EBB). Special guests include Stephen Lehew and Paul Hecht, who will be reading Browning's Last Duchess.

  www.KTSullivan.com www.gander.tv/event/cornelia-street-cafe-kt-sullivan-forever-through-time-58-6pm-8pm

8:30PM  MAT MANERI QUARTET
Mat Maneri, viola;  Eliot Cardinaux, piano;  Will McEvoy, bass;  Randy Peterson, drums
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Friday
May 09
6:00PM  FOUR HORSEMEN OPEN MIC POETRY
Bob Quatrone, host

invited readers plus open mic
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4 HORSEMEN IS AN EXPERIMENTAL READING SERIES IN ITS EIGHTH (or is it ninth?) YEAR

Boni Joi / Ron Kolm / Jack Cooper / Mindy Matijasevic / Eve Packer

Evie Ivy / Robert Gibbons / Cynthia Toronto / Valerie Conti / Linda Lerner

  www.gander.tv/event/cornelia-street-cafe-four-horsemen-open-mic-poetry-59-6pm-8pm

9:00PM & 10:30PM  TAMARINDO TRIO, CD RELEASE: 'SOMOS AGUA'
Tony Malaby, tenor sax;  William Parker, bass;  Nasheet Waits, drums
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When Sonny Rollins released the album Saxophone Colossus (Prestige, 1956), he not only made the point that he loomed over all over saxophone players of his day; he made a spot-on statement about his music, in which he tended to dominate his sidemen. The Arizona-born, NYC-based saxophonist Tony Malaby likewise made a multi- faceted artistic declaration when he dubbed one of his combos Tamarindo. By using the Mexican name for the tree Tamarindus indica, he honored his ethnic heritage with a shout-out to a fruit that is an essential ingredient in popular foods and beverages, but was originally imported by Europeans from Africa, much like the people who invented jazz. Tamarind is also a used as a flavoring ingredient that is both sweet and sour; Malaby’s sound on soprano and tenor sax likewise encompasses those qualities, and even though he is a powerful player, he is willing to use his instrumental voice as a balancing and enhancing spice rather than a main dish. My favorite moment on Tamarindo Live (Clean Feed, 2010), for example, comes when he and trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith blur timbres so that you can’t tell where one instrumentalist leaves off and the other begins. Malaby’s mind is on the entirety of the music, not just his own part in it.

  www.gander.tv/event/cornelia-street-cafe-tamarindo-trio-cd-release-somos-agua-59-9pm-1130pm

Saturday
May 10
6:00PM  ITALIAN-AMERICAN WRITERS ASSOCIATION
Maria Lisella, Gil Fagiani, Amy Barone hosts

Stefano Vaccara Roberto Ragone
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The Italian American Writers Association (IAWA)

Stefano Vaccara, Italian journalist, United Nations correspondent at Radio Radicale and columnist and Editor-in-Chief at La VOCE di New York, will read from his latest book, Carlos Marcello: The Man Behind the JFK Assassination, which has been recently translated into English. For America Oggi, Vaccara served as executive editor and United Nations correspondent for the only daily Italian American newspaper in the U.S.

Roberto Ragone, is an entrepreneur and arts and culture advocate with 25 years’ experience. He served as Executive Director of New York City's Lower East Side Business Improvement District and has organized lectures and massive multimedia presentations and fundraising activities.

Doors open 5:45 pm, arrive before 6 PM to sign up for open reading.

$8.00 includes a drink (and our downstairs menu can't be beat!)   www.facebook.com/italianamericanwritersassociation

9:00PM & 10:30PM  TAMARINDO TRIO, CD RELEASE:
Tony Malaby, tenor sax;  William Parker, bass;  Nasheet Waits, drums
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When Sonny Rollins released the album Saxophone Colossus (Prestige, 1956), he not only made the point that he loomed over all over saxophone players of his day; he made a spot-on statement about his music, in which he tended to dominate his sidemen. The Arizona-born, NYC-based saxophonist Tony Malaby likewise made a multi-faceted artistic declaration when he dubbed one of his combos Tamarindo. By using the Mexican name for the tree Tamarindus indica, he honored his ethnic heritage with a shout-out to a fruit that is an essential ingredient in popular foods and beverages, but was originally imported by Europeans from Africa, much like the people who invented jazz. Tamarind is also a used as a flavoring ingredient that is both sweet and sour; Malaby’s sound on soprano and tenor sax likewise encompasses those qualities, and even though he is a powerful player, he is willing to use his instrumental voice as a balancing and enhancing spice rather than a main dish. My favorite moment on Tamarindo Live (Clean Feed, 2010), for example, comes when he and trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith blur timbres so that you can’t tell where one instrumentalist leaves off and the other begins. Malaby’s mind is on the entirety of the music, not just his own part in it.

Sunday
May 11
6:00PM  POETRY : THE ROMANIAN CONNECTION
Carmen Firan, host

Andrei Codrescu Adrian Sangeorzan Angelo Verga
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Andrei Codrescu's new books are "So Recently Rent a World: New and Selected Poems" and "Bibliodeath: My Archives (with Life in Footnotes.)"

Adrian Sangeorzan, poet and fiction writer, is the author of several collections of poetry, including Tattoos on Marble, Over the Lifetime, and The Anatomy of the Moon.

Angelo Verga is a widely published poet both here & abroad. He has been translated into Romanian.

8:30PM  THE LIAR SHOW: SUNDAY NIGHT EDITION!!
Andy Christie, host

Leslie Goshko Kyle Erickson Naomi Azar Aaron Wolfe
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Seek Truth. Get a T-Shirt.

This Sunday's Extra Special Liar Show comes with a twist. Two happily married couples will tell the stories, but one half of each of these statistical anomalies will be lying his or her head off. So there will be TWO Liars instead of one. Guess either correctly and win the unbelievable prize T-shirt.

Tonight's couples: LESLIE GOSHKO (Huffington Post, Sideshow Goshko) & KYLE ERICKSON (Kick Assonance, The Land) and....NAOMI AZAR (This American Life) & AARON WOLFE (Screenwriter; The Moth Podcast).

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

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

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

Drum kit donated by
CANOPUS DRUMS, Japan

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There is always a one-drink minimum per set; times are door opening times