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Influenced by Latin music, jazz, cabaret, cinema scores and more, Pink Martini brings melodies and rhythms from different parts of the world together to create a fabulously eclectic, modern sound. The 12-piece award-winning band is led by Thomas M. Lauderdale and features the captivating vocalist China Forbes. 

Tickets: $65, $50, $40 Reserved seating

Event Date: 
Sat, 02/16/2013 - 20:00


Performing the Boston premiere of On Sacred Ground: Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring

Event Date: 
Fri, 02/15/2013 - 19:00
Fri, 02/15/2013 - 21:30


Holding up the underground since 1972, The Residents celebrate four decades of unbridled creativity with the "Wonder of Weird," its 40th anniversary tour. Having recently come out as Randy, Chuck and Bob after years of anonymity, the group now presents itself in concert as the ultimate offbeat power trio, pared down to guitar, keyboards and vocals.

Event Date: 
Tue, 02/12/2013 - 19:30

From South Africa LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO ***Rescheduled to Feb 10th 8pm***

With the power of gospel and the precision of Broadway, Ladysmith Black Mambazo is the undisputed king of mbube, South African a cappella singing. The group came together in the early 1960s and continues to thrill audiences around the world with its strong, proud melodies, harmonized in layers of call and response. 

Tickets: $40, $32, $28 Reserved seating

Event Date: 
Sat, 02/09/2013 - 20:00


Performing the Boston premieres of

Zero In On, choreography by Cayetano Soto

Event Date: 
Thu, 01/31/2013 - 19:30
Fri, 02/01/2013 - 20:00
Sat, 02/02/2013 - 20:00
Sun, 02/03/2013 - 14:00

Jody Gastfriend

Tuesday, January 8, 2013 - 7:00am

Howie Bursen & Friends Benefit for NE CT Food Bank

Howie Bursen is be joined by fiddler Jeff Davis, singer and guitarist John Bailey, and Martin Grosswendt, who plays anything with strings. Bursen is a virtuoso instrumentalist, respected songwriter and an acclaimed true master of the failed banjo. On top of that, he can sing!

Don’t miss this great night of entertainment for a great cause!! All proceeds will benefit the Northeast Connecticut Food Bank.

Tickets: $20

Event Date: 
Sat, 01/26/2013 - 20:00

Don White

If you laugh and cry within the same ten minutes, you either need a vacation or you are sitting in the audience at a Don White show. This working class family man from Lynn, MA has emerged as the thoughtful songwriter of the decade whose relevance to our lives is evidenced by the powerful reaction he evokes at every concert. Radio audiences, too, are not safe from the Don White experience.

Event Date: 
Sat, 01/19/2013 - 20:00

Garnet Rogers

Garnet Rogers has established himself as one of the major talents of our time. Hailed by the Boston Globe as a “charismatic performer and singer”, Garnet is a man with a powerful physical presence and a voice to match. With his “smooth, dark baritone” (Washington Post) his incredible range, and thoughtful, dramatic phrasing, His music is literate, passionate, highly sensitive, and deeply purposeful. Cinematic in detail, his songs “give expression to the unspoken vocabulary of the heart” (Kitchener Waterloo Record).

Event Date: 
Sat, 01/12/2013 - 20:00

Songwriter Sessions - Lisa Martin Hosts Amy Herrera, Ian Fitzgeral

One Friday each month (unless otherwise noted), The Vanilla Bean Café offers a warm and intimate listening room for artists in a monthly music series called Songwriter Sessions.

Hosted by Lisa Martin, the series is dedicated to the craft of songwriting. Each performer is required to write a song based on a theme chosen by the previous month’s audience.

Newly crafted songs are presented in round three of the evening’s series which features three local or regional songwriters

Tickets: $5

Event Date: 
Fri, 01/11/2013 - 19:00


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