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Warren Byrd's Buttonwood Piano Benefit Show

Pianist / vocalist / composer Warren Byrd is a Hartford native with an international touring schedule after many fruitful years playing Jazz throughout Connecticut, Southern New England, and New York. He is performing at the Buttonwood with the Afro-Semitic Experience. With their highly accessible ethnic world music mix and their ability to get an audience on its feet, The Afro-Semitic Experience is emerging on the festival scene and redefining the jazz concert.

Event Date: 
Fri, 06/21/2013 - 20:00

"Evening Oasis" Belly Dance Presentation

“Evening Oasis” Belly Dancing Presentation The Evening Oasis returns with beautiful dancers, traditional dress and music. All are welcome for this entertaining and empowering evening.

Refreshments Available

Event Date: 
Wed, 06/19/2013 - 20:00

An Evening With George Cole and his band – Gypsy Jazz & Uptown Swing at it’s finest!

Gypsy jazz group "Eurocana" features George Cole on lead vocals and lead guitar; Stephan Dudash on violin and vocals; Mathias Minquet on guitar and vocals; and Kaeli Earle on lead vocals and acoustic upright bass.

Tickets: $10 in advance, $15 at the door

Event Date: 
Sat, 06/15/2013 - 20:00

An Evening with Joy Ike & Hannah Christianson

Joy Ike has been compared to the likes of Corinne Bailey Rae, Norah Jones, and Regina Spektor. Her honest, bittersweet songwriting has earned her the title of Pittsburgh City Paper’s “Best Solo Artist” for four years in a row, the chance to open for a number of national touring acts, and the the opportunity to play festivals such as Lilith Fair, Purple Door, and Calvin College’s Festival of Faith & Music. Her music has turned up on Relevant Magazine’s The Drop, and various NPR affiliates in the northeast.

Event Date: 
Fri, 06/14/2013 - 20:00

Emily Hurd and Stephanie Lynn

Emily Hurd is a prolific Chicago-based songwriter, singer, and pianist. She is known for her ability to embody several realms within the pop singing spectrum, from delicate country lilting to full fledged belting. Hurd’s music is best described as a mix of rock piano, soul singing, folk songwriting, and intelligent bluegrass rhyme schemes.

Event Date: 
Sat, 06/08/2013 - 20:00

The Eight Mile River Band

For traditional to modern interpretations of Bluegrass music, Eight Mile River Band has been performing in CT for almost 35 years. From the traditional sounds of Bill Monroe, Stanley Brothers, Del McCoury, and Jimmy Martin to the more recent sounds of IIIrd Time Out, Seldom Scene, and Blue Highway, Eight Mile River Band brings their own arrangements of vocals and instrumentals to the stage and we know you’ll like what you hear.

Event Date: 
Fri, 06/07/2013 - 20:00

Kirtan with Shubalananda

Come see the group Shubal perform kirtan, a call-and-response type of singing that is performed in certain devotional traditions.

Shubalananda Saraswati (Larry Kopp) has been leading kirtan and singing bhajan for the past 25 years. He is a sadhu, living on the Dakshina (contributions) of the Northeast US kirtan community. He regularly performs with Krishna Das, Dave Stringer, Wah!, Bhagavan Das, and other national kirtan wallahs who come through New England.
Event Date: 
Wed, 06/05/2013 - 19:00

Great Make Believe Improv Show

Watch the Great Make Believe Society perform different kinds of improv comedy!

See the styles of improv comedy made popular in Chicago, Los Angeles, Boston, and New York!

Watch improvised scenes created right before your eyes, based on your suggestions!

Tickets: $5

Event Date: 
Sun, 06/02/2013 - 19:00

Sustainable Design, Communities and Shakespeare's Fool: How One Clown is Trying to Change the World

Canadian clown Jonathon Ellison reigns from the Montreal School of Mime and The Conway School of Sustainable Landscape Design in Massachusetts. He designs buildings and landscapes that try to sustain life, and performs in different cultures to bring community into the forefront of planning. This lively talk will touch on his design process, but also on the most important work of his life: Clowning For Change.

Event Date: 
Sun, 06/02/2013 - 15:00

Frank Critelli & Goodnight Blue Moon

"Critelli's lyrics are poignant and deeply insightful without running around on the Great Maudlin Reef. His guitar work is skillful and melodic and his vocals flow like the heavily creamed java that is served in the coffeehouses that he has played up and down the east coast for the past twenty-five years." – Craig Gilbert, New Haven Advocate

Event Date: 
Sat, 06/01/2013 - 20:00


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