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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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Mixed Media by RACKIE DIANKHA

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Sunday
Jun 05
6:00PM  ENTERTAINING SCIENCE -- SCIENCE AND THE MORAL LIFE--A MISMATCH?
Roald Hoffmann


Science, done by human beings, has ethical and moral dimensions. A play by VINCE LiCATA, a biologist at Louisiana State University, explores this, with some dance and a little gun-play. The staged reading of "Mexican Hat Dance" will be directed by BARBARA BOSCH, with actors from the Hunter College Department of Theater. K.C. COLE, one of the founders of our program, and a great writer, will talk about the uneasy dance of science and government - past, present (and future?). And anthropologist and singer-songwriter RICHARD MILNER will perform songs about Darwinian morality, angst, and politics from his acclaimed musical about the great evolutionist.
 Cover $10
8:30PM  WEEKEND VIBES: TOM BECKHAM GROUP
Diego Voglino, drums;  Tom Beckham, vibraphone;  Chris Cheek, saxophones;  Bryn Roberts, piano;  John Hebert, bass
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"Beckham's warmly melodic writing is well served by his approach, one situated between the slow-burn soul of Milt Jackson and the pianism of Gary Burton."
-Jazztimes Magazine

"When he takes the stage he invariably amplifies the album¹s energy. I¹ve seen him stress his instrument¹s percussive side, and in doing so, stretch a solo into a trance-like soliloquy."
-The Village Voice
 Cover $10   www.tombeckham.net

Monday
Jun 06
6:00PM  NEW SHUL
Esther Perel, host


The Downtown Salon is a public feast for hungry minds. The New Shul invites you to join moderator Esther Perel for a season of provocative guest presentations, roundtable discussions and open debates. We gather around small tables for conversation, wine and community building. Swap thoughts and insights with old and new friends on issues in (or behind) the headlines. Over-Scheduled Lives...Under-Fed Relationships. With Dr. Peter Fraenkel Longer work hours, shorter vacations, information technologies that link us to the workplace no matter where we go, and a belief that it's a sin to miss any opportunity to develop our own or our children's potential, has left us with little time for love. We'll talk about how to create and preserve time so that we can slow down and find one another again. Dr. Peter Fraenkel is an internationally-known expert on couples and time, an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology at the City University of New York. Esther Perel is a Manhattan based psychologist and social commentator whose cross-cultural pulse and playful intellect break with convention. The New Shul is a new, progressive Jewish congregation located in downtown New York City. For more information, please call 212-284-6773 or visit www.newshul.org . Admission $10 $5 for New Shul Members> < Sponsored by The Educational Alliance’s Jewish Below 14th Street Project funded by UJA-Federation of New York.
 Cover $10 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  AMRAM TRIO:
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Amram Trio: World Music and Classics of Jazz - "From Kahrtoum to Cornelia Street"

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.
 Cover $10   www.davidamram.com

Tuesday
Jun 07
6:00PM  SHAKESPEARE SLAM HOST JONATHAN ESCOBIO
host Jonathan Escobio

Michele Cameron TBA
what we trust will be the start of an ongoing series of evenings wherein we take a world class author, an academic expert, and scores of writers actors and readers who can't get enough of their favorite author, mix well and have fun. some candidates for future "slams": Rimbaud, Rilke, Goethe, Yeats, Dickinson, Parker. welcome to The Cornelia Street Cafe University in a Basement.
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  THE FLAIL
Dan Blankinship, trumpet;  Stephan Moutot, tenor saxophone;  Brian Marsella, piano;  Reid Taylor, bass;  Matt Zebroski, drums
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The Flail is a unique entity in today's world of jazz, even music as a whole. They offer a repertoire of original compositions and arrangements full of intensity and imagination. From the first moment one experiences The Flail, it is clear that this group is a band in every sense of the word. The kind of energy that such unity creates cannot be faked, nor can the power of it be denied. Upon hearing them, jazz legend Kenny Barron said,"I would pay good money to see these guys play at a jazz club."

The Flail have performed at some of the premier events and venues in the world including Carnegie Hall, the Vienne Jazz Festival, the Marseille Jazz Festival, and Sweet Rhythm.
 Cover $8   www.theflail.com

Wednesday Jun 08 6:00PM  POETRY
Angelo Verga

Jen Benka Victoria Hellerman

 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  RIBS & BRISKET
Paul Shapiro, saxophone, vocals;  Babi Floyd, vocals;  Cilla Owens, vocals;  Tony Lewis, drums;  Booker King, bass;  Brian Mitchelll, piano
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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

Thursday
Jun 09
6:00PM  POETRY
host Doug Goetsch

Peter Murphy Greg Nicholl Tony Gloeggler
Jane Street Press publisher Goetsch presents 3 poets you should know better than you do.
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  GNU VOX – VOCAL SERIES: EMILIE CARDINAUX AND ANNA DAGMAR
Davod Devoe, curator

Anna Dagmar, voice, piano;  Emilie Cardinaux, voice
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NYC pianist, vocalist, and 2004 Unisong International Songwriting Contest Finalist Anna Dagmar captivates fullhouse audiences with her songs of love, longing, and compassion. Her melodies and lyrics are accessible to pop listeners, while her sweeping piano improvisations intrigue jazz fans. While Dagmar is often placed among the ranks of Joni Mitchell, Fiona Apple, Sarah McLachlan, and Jonatha Brooke, Collected Sounds reviewer Amy Lotsberg claims, "I can't even come up with a strong comparison to Dagmar. She's an original." Dagmar's full-band debut, One More Time in the Air (2001), and new release Solo Songs (2004), can be found at www.AnnaDagmar.com.

This unique series features both emerging and established vocalists in styles ranging from straight ahead, modern to avant-garde and free jazz. Each vocalist will present personal material that showcases their abilities as interpreters, improvisers, composers and arrangers. The Cornelia St. Cafe provides an intimate setting to hear these exceptional artists at a reasonable price!


 Cover $10   www.annadagmar.com

Friday
Jun 10
6:00PM  PINK PONY POETRY
Jackie Sheeler, host


Jackie Sheeler's open mic poetry series. Arrive before 6 pm to sign up. featured reader TBA. $6 admission includes a *free* drink
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)   http://www.poetz.com
8:30PM  JEREMY STEIG QUARTET
Jeremy Steig, flute;  Vic Juris, guitar;  Cameron Brown, bass;  Anthony Pinciotti, drums
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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   www.jeremysteig.info www.nyjazzreport.com
Saturday
Jun 11
6:00PM  ITALIAN-AMERICAN WRITERS ASSOCIATION
Gil Fagiani, host


Italian American Writers Association, featured readers : GREG MOGLIA is Adjunct Professor of Philosophy of Education at New York University. His poetry has appeared in Patterson Literary Review, Birmingham Literary Review, Black Buzzard Review and in two anthologies: Earth Shattering Poems and Roots and Flowers edited by Liz Rosenberg (Henry Holt and Co.) and is three times a winner of an Allan Ginsberg Poetry Award sponsored by the Poetry Center at Passaic County Community College.

FRED GARDAPHE directs the Italian/American Studies Program at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He recently finished a book entitled Leaving Little Italy: Essays in Italian American Studies, and is currently at work on a memoir and a study of the gangster figure in American culture, From Wiseguys to Wise Men, which will be published next year by Rutledge. Other books include Italian Signs, American Streets: The Evolution of Italian American Narrative, Dagoes Read: Tradition and the Italian/American Writer, Moustache Pete is Dead!. He is one of the founders of Bordighera Press and is co-founder and co-editor of VIA: Voices in Italian Americana. He has edited New Chicago Stories, Italian American Ways, and From the Margin: Writings in Italian Americana.

The evening kicks off with open mic readings of five minutes each starting at 5:45 p.m. IAWA is a 501© not-for-profit corporation; donations are tax deductible. For more information or membership, visit the web site: www.iawa.net.
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  AN EVENING WITH ELLIOTT SHARP & MARC RIBOT
Elliott Sharp, guitar;  Marc Ribot, guitar
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Elliott Sharp is known for the wide range of his work, always true to his own sonic vision and performing throughout the world: from blues with his band Terraplane and the legendary Hubert Sumlin, extreme rock with Carbon, chamber works with the Arditti Quartet, orchestral scores with the Ensmeble Modern, and improvisation with the likes of Jack DeJohnette, Bill Laswell, Arthur Blythe, Christian Marclay, and DJ Soulslinger. Sharp recently released a CD of solo acoustic guitar, "The Velocity Of Hue" to great critical acclaim and has just recorded a CD of Thelonious Monk compositions also on acoustic guitar.

Elliott Sharp reviews: "If much of his previous work has found beauty in extremes of intensity, he reverses course here, creating a cumulative intensity from extremes of beauty." Steve Smith - TIME OUT NYC

While Sharp's knowledge of global musics must inform his playing, the overall effect is of an intrinsically American, intrinsically blues, and specifically guitar derived, music. The playing is elegiac, lyrical and passionate, and uses several extended techniques of finger-tapping, harmonics and fretboard noise as well as a subtle sinuous acoustic feedback to extend notes at will. Few other players have managed to liberate the language of steel blues so completely Most of all, though, the music has an extraordinary saturated living colour, as the title track (and its title) Velocity Of Hue so succinctly suggest." Nick Southgate - THE WIRE


 Cover $12   elliottsharp.com

Sunday
Jun 12
6:00PM  SEX SCENES: ORIGINAL STORIES READ BY ATTRACTIVE ACTORS
Polly Frost, host & author


SEX SCENES": interlocking stories about people in Hollywood trying to make a sexually explicit movie. Here are just few of the people you'll meet: Katie, the gay-porn loving filmmaker daughter of a once-famous cinematographer who's now turned pimp to the stars; Evan, the alpha male who loves to be degraded by sexy women; Chessie, the porn mogul who's too tired at the end of the day to think about sex herself ... Kelly, the call girl who's caught in a super star sex scandal, then hired to teach a class in prostitution theory at Berkeley.... the actors: Tim Cusack, Karen Grenke, Phyllis Johnson, Sarah Kozinn, Catherine Kung, Tami Mansfield, Margaret Nichols, Mason Pettit & Jake Thomas.
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  TANYA KALMANOVITCH: MAJOR OVER MINOR
Tanya Kalmanovitch, viola/violin;  Rob Thomas, violin;  Lindsey Horner, bass
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"Major Over Minor, a string trio with Rob Thomas on violin and Lindsey Horner on bass, plays music based on Béla Bartók's works for two violins. Horner set the tempos and laid rhythmic foundations for the violin solos, in which Bartók's acrid melodic language became a springboard for brilliant jazz musings."
- David Adler, All About Jazz

The string trio Major Over Minor is dedicated to exploring the works of Hungarian composer and ethnomusicologist Bela Bartok through jazz improvisation. The trio was formed in 2004 by three of New York’s leading improvising string players: violinist Rob Thomas, violist/violinist Tanya Kalmanovitch, and bassist Lindsey Horner.

Bela Bartok (1881-1945) was deeply involved with the folk music of Eastern Europe. One of the founders or 20th century ethnomusicology, Bartok collected field recordings of traditional Rumanian, Slovakian, Serbian, Croatian, Bulgarian, Turkish and North African music as well as the folk music of his native Hungary. The short compositions that form the bulk of Major Over Minor’s repertoire – in particular, the progressive compositions Bartok wrote for piano and violin students – display these various ethnic influences.

Thomas, Kalmanovitch and Horner use Bartok’s miniatures as departure points for jazz improvisation. The group’s name comes from a musicological term that describes Bartok’s characteristic polytonal harmonic language, but “major over minor” also points to the music’s emotional chiaroscuro of melancholy and celebration. The result is an intimate, expressive chamber music that reaches across the boundaries of folk, classical, jazz and free improvisation.
 Cover $10   www.tanyakalmanovitch.com

Drum kit donated by
CANOPUS DRUMS, Japan

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