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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
Dec 06
6:00PM  ENTERTAINING SCIENCE: 65 MILLION YEARS OF BIRD EVOLUTION DON’T LIE
Roald Hoffman, Dave Solider, hosts

Joel Cracraft, curator, Museum of Natural History;  Karen Waltuch, viola;  Ezekiel Healy, resonator guitar
Entertaining Science: 65 MILLION YEARS OF BIRD EVOLUTION DON’T LIE image

Climate-change extinction is real: Joel Cracraft, the Lamont Curator of Birds at the American Museum of Natural History marshals the evidence in his long view: He will show us how changes in temperature over the last 65 million years or so have “driven” origination and extinction of his favorite species. And what we can expect with anthropogenic changes.

Karen Waltuch (viola) and Ezekiel Healy (resonator guitar) orbited each other around the nebulous arts scene of NYC for many years before joining forces as Zeke & Karen in 2013. They have been enthusiastically unearthing songs from the lesser known books that deserve another day in the sun. By day Zeke is a carpenter and Karen a professional gardener, so having their hands on the elements of earth greatly influences their organic approach to their music-making.

  www.facebook.com/zekeandkaren www.amnh.org/our-research/staff-directory/joel-l.-cracraft

8:30PM  PAUL JONES QUARTET + THE SNAP SAXOPHONE QUARTET
Phil Markowitz, piano;  Leon Boykins, bass;  Sam Dillon, baritone sax;  Nicholas Biello, soprano sax;  Andrew Gould, alto sax;  Paul Jones, tenor sax;  Clarence Penn, drums
Paul Jones Quartet + The SNAP Saxophone Quartet image

Paul Jones presents an evening of new music for jazz quartet based in transforming works of Ravel, continuing his method of turning words into songs, and writing modern music for the the saxophone quartet. His debut album Short History was released in the fall of 2014 on Blujazz records and has been receiving great reviews from Downbeat, AllAboutJazz, Richard Kamins of StepTempest, and the Midwest Review.

"From the moment the album begins Jones and his ensemble shift moods with throttle-forward speed, revealing so many musical possibilities right off the bat that the listener gets the impression that anything can happen." Downbeat 4 Stars

  www.paulthejones.com

Monday
Dec 07
6:00PM  MONOLOGUES & MADNESS
Tulis McCall, host

Monologues & Madness image

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

8:00PM  M.E.N--MARLENE, EDITH, NOEL
Nicole Ansari, voice;  Nathalie Schmidt, voice;  Bill Zeffiro, voice, piano, musical direction
M.E.N--Marlene, Edith, Noel image

Iconic songs from three legends of the 20th century
Marlene Dietrich, Edith Piaf, Noel Coward
performed in three languages
(and as many accents)
by three superb artists
from Germany (Nicole Ansari)
France (Nathalie Schmidt)
and England (New)--Bill Zeffiro
conceived by our Minister of Culture, Robin Hirsch
musical direction by Bill Zeffiro

This is a trial balloon/open rehearsal/impromptu concert
No cover, but the more you drink the better it will sound . . .

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

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.

  www.davidamram.com

Tuesday
Dec 08
6:00PM  NEW YORK STORY EXCHANGE
Nicole Ferraro, host

Rachel Goyette Sandi Marx Thomas R. Pryor Adam Wade
New York Story Exchange image

Hear Stories! Tell Stories!

The New York STORY Exchange continues its new format with a rotating host each month and three featured tellers, followed by a "5 for 5 Open STORY Exchange:" Up to five audience members can get five minutes each onstage to share stories! Sign up is from 5:45–6:10pm.

This month’s host: Nicole Ferraro—with featured tellers Rachel Goyette, Sandi Marx, Thomas R. Pryor, and Adam Wade.

8:30PM  KYLE NASSER QUINTET
Kyle Nasser, tenor sax;  Jeff Miles, guitar;  Dov Manski, piano;  Matt Aronoff, bass;  Jason Nazary, drums
Kyle Nasser Quintet image

Having recently celebrated the release of his debut record, Nasser brings a quintet featuring some of NYC's finest young improvisers to play all new compositions.

"superlative musicianship as a performer, writer and a bandleader...ardent creativity and urbane artistic composure" - All About Jazz

  www.kylenasser.com

Wednesday Dec 09
6:00PM  INTERCULTURAL POETRY
Andrey Gritsman, host

Grigorii Starikovsky Alexander Stessin Alexander Veytsman
Intercultural Poetry image
INTERPOEZIA PRESENTS:

BEST OF NEW YORK

Russian-American Poets: Grigorii Starikovsky, Alexander Stessin, Alexander Veytsman

8:00PM  IGOR LUMPERT & INNERTEXTURES
Igor Lumpert, tenor sax, soprano sax, accordion;  Ben Monder, guitar;  Matt Brewer, bass;  Thomas Crane, drums
Igor Lumpert & Innertextures image

Igor Lumpert is a slovenian saxophonist and composer, currently living and working in NYC whose name is one of the most well-known/frequently alluded to names in the countries of Tito’s Ex Yugoslavia, now home to a thriving jazz scene, unfortunately badly known in the rest of the world.

He returns to Cornelia Street Cafe with his adventurous group, Innertextures. The group features New York’s finest musicians Ben Monder, Matt Brewer and Tommy Crane who are his longtime friends and collaborators.

"What makes Igor’s music and playing so unique is its complexity. There is a quality to his playing and compositions that has absorbed the rich traditions of jazz music in this country but has also added something new and unidentifiable. His compositions flow with ease and vitality off odd time signatures. There is also darkness and a mystery to his sound that is all his own. No one else sounds like that."--Jane Ira Bloom

  www.igorlumpert.com

Thursday
Dec 10
6:00PM  BIG MONEY: A MODEST EVENING OF POETRY BY SALLY FISHER AND PAUL HOSTOVSKY
Big Money: A Modest Evening of Poetry by Sally Fisher and Paul Hostovsky image

Paul Hostovsky and Sally Fisher met some years ago at a Frost Place poetry workshop in Franconia, NH. Their meeting, they declare, was the best part of the workshop. Better than the poems. Better than Frost. They will both read from their new collections and then they will mix it up a bit, reading poems that riff on certain common themes, as well as reading a few of each other's poems.

8:30PM  LAGE LUND / BRYN ROBERTS QUARTET
Lage Lund, guitar;  Bryn Roberts, piano;  Matt Brewer, bass;  Rodney Green, drums
Lage Lund / Bryn Roberts Quartet image

"Of the younger cats, Lage is THE one. He's a wonderful player. Scary actually!" - Kurt Rosenwinkel

  www.lage-lund.com

Friday
Dec 11
6:00PM  PRIZE WINNING SHORTS FROM COLOMBIA, DENMARK AND IRELAND
Seamus Scanlon Nina Sokol Carmel McMahon Carlos Aguasco
Prize Winning Shorts From Colombia, Denmark and Ireland image

Poetry, flash fiction and short fiction by Carlos (Colombia), Nina (Denmark), Carmel (Ireland) and Seamus (Ireland). There are twice as many writers per capita in Ireland - just for info.

  www.facebook.com/events/928633547225783/

9:00PM & 10:30PM  MARK HELIAS-QUARTET MUSIC
Mark Helias, bass;  Quinsin Nachoff, tenor saxophone;  Kirk Knuffke, cornet;  Dan Weiss, drums
Mark Helias-Quartet Music image
  www.markhelias.com
Saturday
Dec 12
6:00PM  GREEK-AMERICAN WRITERS ASSOCIATION
Penelope Karageorge, host

Vassiliki Rapti Bill Buschel Marlain Angelides
Greek-American Writers Association image

Tonight, The Greek American Writers Association welcomes outstanding poet/personality Vassiliki Rapti, who will read from her new poetry collection, Transitorium. Her IA songs will be performed by Peter Botteas.

Bill Buschel, poet, storyteller, Cosmos FM producer and host of graffiti, will present his work.

Marlain Angelides, dynamic, multi-talented musician and actress, a member of Greece's first girl band Hi-5, will perform.

9:00PM & 10:30PM  GUILLERMO KLEIN QUINTET
Guillermo Klein, piano, voice;  Seamus Blake, saxophones;  Ben Monder, guitar;  Petros Klampanis, bass;  Jochen Rueckert, drums
Guillermo Klein Quintet image

This band will specifically get together for this gig to share a book of tunes of Seamus, Ben, mine and some covers with the hope of touching everybody's hearts, create a inviting musical territory & stimulate the imagination.

Sunday
Dec 13
6:00PM  THE WILLIAM HOOKER TRIO
Adam Lane, bass;  James Brandon Lewis, sax;  William Hooker, drums, spoken word
The William Hooker Trio    image

New music for Trio will include compositions of all the performers.

“The real wonder of the set is Hooker, who manages to give long performances a consistent pulse and energy without ever setting a clearly discernible metre - THE WIRE

“Kingpin of the free jazz world, Hooker’s limits have been boundless” - Chris Sabbath, SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE

  williamhooker.com facebook.com/hooker

8:30PM  SAMUEL BLAZIER / SEBASTIEN AMMANN
Samuel Blazier, trombone;  Michael Blake , tenor sax;  Sebastien Ammann, piano;  Toto Gucci, bass;  Billy Minz, drums
Samuel Blazier / Sebastien Ammann image

After a successful concert earlier this year, pianist Sebastien Ammann and trombonist Samuel Blazier are excited to present this band at the Cornelia Street Café. Including some of New York’s top-flight improvisers in a meeting of strong personalities and big ears, this group is sure to take the listener on a captivating, multidimensional sonic journey.

  www.sebastienammann.com

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