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Songwriter Sessions with Lara Herscovitch

Join us for a refreshingly fun showcase with four of New England’s female emerging artists playing all acoustic and in-the-round. “Songwriter Sessions” will feature Lauren Agnelli, Lara Herscovitch, Joanne Lurgio, and Lisa Martin. These singer-songwriters write and perform a wide variety of original music, including folk, blues, R&B, rock and country.

Lauren Agnelli, guitar / vox, ukulele

Event Date: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 20:00

"Evening Oasis" Belly Dancing Performance

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, 11/14/2012 - 20:00

Sinan Bakir: "Tales & Stories" CD Release Concert

Join us for a night of music with Turkish jazz guitarist and composer Sinan Bakir’s from his new album “Tales & Stories”.  The album is scheduled to be released in November from Aslan Records.

“Tales & Stories” is documenting Sinan’s unique versatility and fresh approach as a composer & performer featuring 12 new tunes. Music is described as melodically inspiring, harmonically sophisticated and rhythmically engaging, some tunes written in challenging odd time signatures such as 7/8, 5/4 and Turkish 9/8.

The show will feature:

Event Date: 
Sat, 11/10/2012 - 20:00

The Violet Lights: Garage Rock Duo

In support of the independent release of their debut EP, Sex & Sound, The Violet Lights hit the road with reckless abandon in early 2012 in a used Dodge Caravan, and are now well on their way to playing more than 100 shows throughout North America by the end of the year. The band is excited to have Middletown and The Buttonwood Tree be a part of the adventure! Their music is a combination of indie rock with garage rock and Britpop elements.

Joel Nass – vocals, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, sampler
Amber Garvey – keyboard, vocals, percussion

Event Date: 
Fri, 11/09/2012 - 20:00

Writers Out Loud!

Second Thursdays every month (doors open at 6:45 for sign-up, presentations begin at 7:15)

Every possible pathway of story, culture, and true grit meets at Writers Out Loud!—Connecticut’s premier literary prose open mic w/host Cocomo Rock & co-host Al Bower, Jr.

Talented prose writers of every ilk come to Writers Out Loud! to present up & coming works-in-progress, directly from their own pens. Join host, Cocomo Rock, and co-host, Al Bower, Jr. for an exciting literary slate filled with sinners, saints, the comedic, the tragic, the fictional, and the all too true.

Event Date: 
Thu, 11/08/2012 - 19:00

Co-Bill: Kyle Carey & Sean Earnest // Liz Simmons & Flynn Cohen

Kyle Carey (voice) & Séan Earnest (guitar), Liz Simmons (voice & guitar) & Flynn Cohen (mandolin, voice, and guitar)

Event Date: 
Fri, 11/02/2012 - 20:00

Open Mic with Bob Gotta

Meets EVERY First Thursday.  Come play and be heard. Bring your own instrument or play our piano or congas… join the fun, express your self! Refreshments Available!

Sign ups start at 6:30 pm

$5 suggested donation

Event Date: 
Thu, 11/01/2012 - 19:00

John Henry' s Hammer Coffeehouse presents: Dennis Brennan Band

Brennan's bandmates know they can never take a night off when their boss is pounding the microphone. "Dennis is such a strong performer," says [Duke] Levine. "He never phones it in, and that means everything to a sideman. If Dennis is giving something that is amazing, then you'd better give it, too." Or as guitarist [Kevin] Barry says, "I have never played with Dennis when he gives less than 100 percent."

For more info: 508.753.1012

Advance tickets $12 at Brown Paper / $15 at the door

Event Date: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 19:00

A Four Session Series on Conflict Resolution:

Communicating Compassionately: An Introduction to Nonviolent Communication with Jerry Koch-Gonzalez

All sessions of this four-prt series are held on Sundays from Noon to 2PM and are FREE and open to the public (donations welcomed).

Sponsored by UUCW Committee on Ministry and the Center for Nonviolent Solutions.

The Center for Nonviolent Solutions provides education and resources for people in the Worcester Area to increase understanding of nonviolence as a way of life and encourages rejection of the use of violence in resolving conflict.

Event Date: 
Sun, 11/11/2012 - 12:00

"Jazz at Vernissage" - JEZVE

Israeli saxophonist Sagit Zilberman is back at Vernissage after a very successful performance with the new project "JEZVE"

JEZVE is playing original compositions inspired by the member's homelands.

Video Clip: JEZVE

Sagit Zilberman (Israel) - alto sax
Utar Artun (Turkey) - piano
Osmar Okuma (Peru) - bass
John Kemal (Turkey) - drums

Gen Adm. $15 (Students $12) We also offer 10% dinner discount for JazzBoston members.

Event Date: 
Thu, 11/01/2012 - 20:00


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