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Sunday, February 1, 2015
Museum at Eldridge Street presents
Winter Green Festival: A Tu B-Shvat Celebration
1-4 p.m.
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002
Cost: $12 adults; $10 students/seniors; $6 children ages 3-17; children under 3 are free. RSVP here
In honor of Tu B’Shvat, the Jewish New Year of Trees, we present a cornucopia of food, arts and holiday traditions celebrating sustainable living and family roots. Enjoy our mini Tu B’Shvat seder, challah making and other food demos, family tree making and genealogy workshops, synagogue tours, and a concert with Bash the Trash. For people of all ages and cultural backgrounds.

The Folk Arts Program of the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University
An event of the 2015 Spring Folk Art Series
A CELEBRATION OF VIETNAMESE NEW YEAR TRADITIONS
2-4 p.m.
Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University, 5795 Lewiston Road, Niagara University, New York 14109
Light snacks, cash bar. Free to CAM Members/ $5 all others
Admission for the event is free for Castellani Art Museum members/$10 for non-members. All ages, open to the public.
Membership sign-up is available at the event.
For more information, call the Castellani Art Museum at (716) 286-8200 or contact Valerie Walawender, M.A., Interim Curator of Folk Arts at vwalawender@niagara.edu.
This spectacular event will kick-off the Castellani’s Spring Folk Arts Series. The February 1st occasion offers people a chance to experience the culture and fun of the Vietnamese New Year, otherwise known as Tết. Visitors will experience dazzling Lion Dancers, the graceful Lotus Dance Group, traditional foods, games, demonstrations, and other activities. CAM Interim Curator of Folk Arts, Valerie Walawender, has been working closely with organizers Stacey Dinh and Vu Le who both attend the State University of New York at Buffalo. Dinh is a nursing student and President of the Vietnamese Student Club. Vu Le is an electrical engineering student and club Vice President. Tết, the most important celebration of the Vietnamese year, celebrates the arrival of spring. During Tết, Vietnamese visit their relatives and temples, relax, and look forward to starting a new year.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
Larry Moses & THE LATIN JAZZ EXPLOSION Pre-Super Bowl Dance Party
2:00 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $10 advance/$15 at the door
A seven-piece band dedicated to keeping the sounds and spirit of this music alive, Larry Moses’ Latin Jazz Explosion is what happens when the sophisticated sounds of jazz mix it up with red hot Latin rhythms from Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the streets of NYC. Larry Moses, (trumpet, arranger) performed with Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra, the Eddie Palmieri Orchestra, Machito Orchestra and the Buddy Rich Orchestra. Moses is joined by Derrick James (sax; Jazz Knights); Mike Migliore (tenor and soprano sax; Lincoln Center Latin Jazz Orchestra, Maynard Ferguson Orchestra); Roland Vazquez (drums/percussion; Pancho Sanchez, Clare Fischer’s Grammy award winning Salsa Picante); Pito Castillo (congas; leader of the Copacabana House Band); James Ratner (piano; Los Tainos); and Lew Scott (bass; Dave Leibman, Clark Terry). Get ready to groove and dance!

Folk Music Society of New York/New York Pinewoods Folk Music Club presents
Community Sing and Maritime Showcase
3 p.m.
Co-sponsored with and at the John Street Church, 44 John St. (east of Broadway and one block south of and parallel to Fulton).
Info: 212-957-8386
Free Will donation requested.
Some snacks are provided and please bring something to share. (no alcohol please). Please note: The venue is an historic landmark and is not handicap accessible.
An open Community Sing with a lot of singalongs.

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Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Flushing Town Hall presents
Monthly Jazz Clinic: Charles Mingus and his Bluesy Roots
6:00 p.m.
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard, (at the corner of Linden Place), Flushing, NY 11354
Free
For high school students and up. If you’re interested in learning more about jazz and playing alongside other musicians, join the Queens Jazz OverGround for their monthly Jazz Clinic. Stick around for the Monthly Jazz Jam immediately after the clinic.

The Folk Music Society of N.Y., Inc/ N.Y. Pinewoods Folk Music Club presents
Folk Open Sing
7-10 p.m.
Info: Frank, 212-533-2139
Ethical Culture Society, 53 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn (near 2nd St.)
Join us on the first Wednesday of each month for an open sing. Bring your voice, instruments, friends, neighbors, and children. Drop by for a couple of songs or the whole evening.

The Folk Music Society of N.Y., Inc/ N.Y. Pinewoods Folk Music Club presents
Sunnyside Singers Club: Every Wednesday
8-11 p.m.
Co-sponsored with and held at the Aubergine Cafe, 49-22 Skillman Avenue at the corner of 50th Street in Woodside, Queens
Information: 718-899-1735
Come join us every Wednesday for a 3-hour pub style sing-around. All songs are welcome, as are acoustic instruments. Occasionally there is a featured guest performer for part of the evening. Sandwiches, salads, coffee, tea, wine, and beer are available.
Featured Performers January 21: Gabriel Donohue; February 18: Heather Woodhead

Flushing Town Hall presents
Monthly Jazz Jam
7:00 p.m.
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard, (at the corner of Linden Place), Flushing, NY 11354
Tickets: $10/FREE for Performers, Members & Students
Whether you’re a student, jazz musician, or music educator, come join the Queens Jazz OverGround as they lead the house band in this monthly jam session. Held on the first Wednesday of every month, Jazz Jams are a fun way to hone your skills, and jam each month with your peers. Don’t play? Come listen!

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Friday, February 6, 2015
Caffè Lena presents
Billy Jonas & The Billy Jonas Band
8:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $16, Member $14, Child and Student $8
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Over the past couple decades, Asheville, NC musician Billy Jonas has gained a national reputation for his family-friendly songs featuring exciting percussion and engaging lyrics that bridge the generation gap. Less often heard are his songs for adult audiences, where you’ll be tapping your toes merrily, then suddenly wiping your eyes as his bouncy melodies and whimsical lyrics settle right inside your heart and stir something up. He makes spirited, wholesome, straightforward music that facilitates connection and community while fostering inspiration and... most importantly... FUN.

The Folkus Project presents
Aztec Two-Step
The legendary ‘70s-era folk rockers make their Folkus debut, celebrating the 40th anniversary of a classic album
8:00 p.m.
May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society, 3800 East Genesee Street, Syracuse, NY
Cost: $20, Members $17
Advance sale tickets are available online at www.folkus.org
Rex Fowler and Neal Shulman have spent a lifetime making music together as the folk/rock duo Aztec Two-Step, and continue to be one of acoustic music’s most respected and enduring acts. This year marks a very special anniversary as its been forty years since the 1975 release of their Second Step album. Rex and Neal will celebrate this occasion by performing the album in its entirety when they bring their act to The Folkus Project. The second set of the evening s concert will include other ATS classics.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
CHRIS SMITHER
8:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $30 advance/$35 at the door
A profound songwriter, Chris Smither draws deeply from the blues, American folk music, modern poets and philosophers. Reviewers continue to praise his dazzling guitar work, gravelly voice and songwriting. “Smither is an American original – a product of the musical melting pot and one of the absolute best singer-songwriters in the world.”—Associated Press.

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Saturday, February 7, 2015
Caffè Lena presents
FREE Little Folks Concert with Billy Jonas Band
11:00 a.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Throw out the rules when Billy Jonas hits the stage! It’s a musical conversation, a sonic celebration, a splendiferous gathering of old and young, because at a Billy Jonas show, the ensemble is . . . everyone! Billy’s CDs have received Parents Choice Gold award and a New York Times “Best” listing. But the best fun comes at the live concerts. Billy says, “My favorite instrument is the audience. I work to ‘tribalize’ the compositions, creating songs that provide an immediate opportunity, on first hearing, for the listener to join in, as if the song had been a part of their life for a long time.” Today Billy and his band celebrate the release of a brand-new CD, Build It Back Again.

Caffè Lena presents
Livingston Taylor with special guest Chelsea Berry
7:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $50, Member $45, Child and Student $25
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As the fourth child in a famously musical family (James, Kate, Alex and Hugh Livingston) Livingston Taylor’s 40+ year career started at age thirteen. His well-crafted, introspective and original songs include top-40 hits “I Will Be in Love with You” and “I’ll Come Running,” as well as “I Can Dream of You” and “Boatman” both recorded by his brother James. His ever-expanding repertoire includes folk, pop, gospel, and jazz along with tender ballads. He is a natural performer, peppering his shows with personal stories, anecdotes and ineffable warmth that connects him to his fans. His relaxed on-stage presence belies the depth of his musical knowledge, and fans might just as often be treated to a classic Gershwin or something from the best of Broadway. As a full professor at Berklee College of Music since 1989, Livingston has brought along the next generation of musicians including tonight’s special guest, Chelsea Berry. Livingston says of her, “A voice of remarkable power and control with a joyous soul. Brave and bright, Chelsea Berry is the real thing.”

Café Veritas presents
Suzie Vinnick with opener Alyssa Trahan
A Night of Dynamic Vocals
7:30 p.m.
Café Veritas, First Unitarian Church, 220 Winton Road South, Rochester, New York 14610
Ticket prices: $18 general admission, $10 students with ID, and children under 12 are free.
For tickets and more information, visit www.cafeveritas.org
Suzie Vinnick is the owner of a gorgeous, powerful voice and performs with a sweet mixture of engaging candidness and unparalleled musicianship. Suzie won the 2008 Canadian Maple Blues Female Vocalist of the Year and just won 1st place in the Blues Category of the Unisong International Songwriting Contest for her co-write “Sometimes I Think I Can Fly.”
Opening is local artist Alyssa Trahan, a 19-year-old singer/songwriter with copyrights to over sixty songs.

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World Music Institute (WMI) presents
CUBA TO BROOKLYN! PEPITO GOMEZ
8 p.m.
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
Tickets: $25 / WMI Friends $20 / Bring a Kid! $5
José “Pepito” Gómez’s “beneficent alarm” (The New York Times) of a voice has carried him on a fast track from playing with local bands in his hometown of Camagüey, Cuba to becoming lead singer of Maravilla de Florida, Charanga Latina Orchestra and Habana Ensemble, respectively. He’s toured with the late Compay Segundo of the Buena Vista Social Club and was a lead singer of the Cuban megaband, Pupy y Los Que Son Son, before moving to the US. Backed by a powerhouse ensemble of NYC’s Cuban all-stars, he moves from heart-wrenching romantic ballads to high-octane timba arrangements, replete with torrents of improvisations and frenzy-inducing call-and-response.

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Sunday, February 8, 2015
Flushing Town Hall presents
The Man Who Planted Trees: PUPPETRY WORKSHOP
1:00 p.m.
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard, (at the corner of Linden Place), Flushing, NY 11354
Tickets: $7/$4 Children/Free for members with tickets to 2:15 p.m. show
Our guest workshop leaders from Puppet State Theatre Company of Scotland will offer expert tips on making your puppet come to life with movement, stillness and voice. Bring your imagination and craftiness. For ages 5 and up. Materials provided.

The Folk Arts Program of the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University
An event of the 2015 Spring Folk Art Series
Folk Art Workshop: VICTORIAN VALENTINES
2-4 p.m.
Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University, 5795 Lewiston Road, Niagara University, New York 14109
Ages 13 to adult.
For more information, call the Castellani Art Museum at (716) 286-8200 or contact Valerie Walawender, M.A., Interim Curator of Folk Arts at vwalawender@niagara.edu.
Master textile arts artisan Stephanie Drehs will present this unique hands-on workshop on the creation of Victorian Valentines sewn with traditional embroidery and beadwork.

Flushing Town Hall presents
The Man Who Planted Trees: PERFORMANCE
2:15 p.m.
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard, (at the corner of Linden Place), Flushing, NY 11354
Tickets: $13/$10 Members/$8 Children/$6 Member Children
This multi-sensory theatrical adaptation of Jean Giono’s environmental classic tells the inspiring story of a shepherd who plants a forest, acorn by acorn, transforming a barren wasteland. As much a touching tale as it is a hilarious puppet show, The Man Who Planted Trees shows us the difference one man(and his dog!) can make in the world.

Caffè Lena presents
Jeanne O’Connor & the New Standard
3:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $18, Member $16, Child and Student $9
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This big jazz and soul band reinterprets the music of the great songwriters of the 60s and 70s. The group features beautiful four-part harmony, great grooves, and top-notch musicianship from six of upstate NY’s finest: singers Jeanne O’Connor and Mallory O’Donnell, drummer Sam Zucchini, bassist Tony Markellis, guitarist and singer Bob Warren, and pianist Peg Delaney. Their repertoire includes Carole King’s “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?” Joni Mitchell’s “Carey,” Van Morrison’s “Crazy Love,” Burt Bachrach’s “Do You Know the Way To San Jose?” and the Beatles’ classic “The Word.” Says Jeanne, “These songs from my youth are now standards in the best sense of the word: beautifully crafted tunes that are such a pleasure to re-arrange and perform. . . .the tunes really resonate with people, and the band plays with such musicality and passion.”

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Long Island Traditions announces
African American Architecture
7 p.m.
Bellport county Library, 22 Station Road, Bellport, NY
Landscape historian Mac Griswold has written an excellent book, The Manor, which explores the history of the Sylvester family’s mansion on Shelter Island. Among her findings, based on historical research, oral histories, and archaeological field studies, was the long history of African slavery at the site. Long Island had a long history of slavery until it’s abolishment in 1789 by the New York State legislature. The Manor is part of the “Long Island Reads” program sponsored by the Nassau and Suffolk County library systems. Accompanying this program, LI Traditions’ director Nancy Solomon will be giving a presentation on Africa American history and architecture in the ante bellum period this February. The program includes images of historic sites on Long Island that reflect their experiences, both as slaves and freedmen and women.

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Friday, February 13, 2015
Flushing Town Hall presents
WINTER CONCERT WITH FOLIE À DEUX
8:00 p.m.
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard, (at the corner of Linden Place), Flushing, NY 11354
Tickets: Free
The Composers Collective Winter 2015 concert showcases new works written for Folie à Deux, a charismatic viola duo of Nora Krohn and Nick Revel. The Composers Collective is a diverse group of emerging composers drawn together by a common passion for composing new music to be heard and experienced by a live audience.

Caffè Lena presents
Dryer
8:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $18, Member $16, Child and Student $9
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Saratogians Bob Carlton (guitar), Rachael Sunday (bass), and Joel Lilley (drums) have taken their upbeat indie pop coast to coast since first forming Dryer in 1992. After ten years of touring, releasing three albums, and recording a demo for Atlantic Records, the band split up. Well, to the delight of their fans, they’re back at it. If you’re one of those electic folkies who has a complete collection of The Ramones and The Pixies stashed between your Leadbelly and Woody Guthrie records, come on over to Caffè Lena and rock out with Dryer tonight!

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Friday, February 13–Sunday, February 15, 2015
Dance Flurry presents
The Flurry: A Festival of Traditional Dancing & Music
7 p.m.-1 a.m., Friday, Februrary 13
9 a.m.-1 a.m. Saturday, February 14
9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sunday, February 15
Festival Headquarters: Saratoga Hilton & City Center, 534 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Advance tickets on sale until January 26.
Cost: Adults $100 ($85 adv.), Teens $65 ($50 adv.), Child $8, Students & Seniors or Members or Military $85 ($70 adv.)
Single day tickets available
The Flurry Is The Best Winter Weekend Ever For Dancers and Music Lovers Of All Ages! Dances • Workshops • Singing • Concerts • Jamming Performances • Family Events • Storytelling • Vendors • and more!
Beginner, Intermediate and Experienced Level Workshops and Dances
Over 300 Performers – Five Venues – Over 200 Events
Dances and Workshops like Contra, Swing, Latin, English Country, Squares, Vintage, Clogging, Hip-Hop, Cajun, Zydeco, Irish, Scandinavian, Middle Eastern, Asian, European, American and International Folk, Yoga and Body Movement. Beginner to experienced — See schedule for info!

Make Music and Sing in sessions like Irish, Quebeçois, Southern Old-Time, African, Scandinavian, Adirondack, Gospel, and Community Sings, Folk, Fiddle, Guitar, Banjo, Flute, Harmonica, Ukulele, Mountain Dulcimer, Voice, and more!

Folk Music Society of New York/New York Pinewoods Folk Music Club presents
Winter Folk Music Weekend
The weekend runs from Friday dinner 6:30 p.m. — 8:00 p.m. through Sunday lunch. You can check in any time after 5 p.m. Friday.
Hudson Valley Resort & Spa, Kerhonkson NY
For more information: www.folkmusicny.org.org/FAQ_Weekend.html or call Heather 212-957-8386 WEEKEND RATES:
Full weekend includes all meals. Member rates apply to members of FMSNY.
Adult double: members $255 / non-members $270
Adult single: members $320 / non-members $335
Adult triple: members $225 / non-members $240
Children 5-12 years $90 (in room with two adults)
13-17 years $125 (in room with two adults)
Additional nights (Thursday or Sunday, no meals) $55.
Dogs $55 for the weekend. All rooms have private bath.
This is our unstructured weekend, where all the music is made by YOU. Bring voices, instruments, friends, children, dogs. Enjoy a local hike. Swim. Relax. Sing, jam, and pick at all hours. The only set times are for meals.

Long Island Traditions announces
New York Sportsfishing Federation Show
Friday, February 13, from 12-6 p.m.
Saturday, February 14, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sunday, February 15, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Freeport Recreation Center, 133 E. Merrick Road, Freeport, NY
Join LI Traditions at this annual event where you can learn all the latest news and trends of the coming fishing season. On hand are many knowledgeable folks who can share with you their tricks and tips on how to catch that big one. Learn what the latest regulations are for recreational fishermen, how to register for the NY fishing registry, and stop by the LI Traditions table in the lobby.

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Saturday, February 14, 2015
Flushing Town Hall presents
Lunar New Year Bazaar
9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m..
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard, (at the corner of Linden Place), Flushing, NY 11354
Tickets: Free
For centuries, Chinese people have celebrated their Lunar New Year in local temple fairs. A public space is dedicated to host a spectacular bazaar where you find all kinds of festival goodies, vendors and performances. It’s a feast for your eyes and your palate at the same time. Flushing Town Hall is reviving this tradition by making its historic building a space for a “Lunar New Year Bazaar.” It will bring back childhood—memories for people of Chinese descent, and offer an authentic cultural experience for others. Started off by the exciting lion dance, the fair goes on to present a string of dazzling performances, including opera hits, folk music and dance, magic and martial art. You can also join our traditional crafts workshops and bring your own handmade Chinese art home! Watch, laugh, create, and eat, bring the fun into the year of Ram.
We want you to join us as a vendor, if you are: — Skilled at Chinese hand-craft: paper cutting, knotting, jewelry, painting, lantern making — anything that brings back traditional craftsmanship, or combines old and new techniques. We wish to showcase the beauty and originality of Chinese fine crafts by Chinese, or Chinese-American artists! — Providing tasty Chinese festival food (food permit required)
If interested in, please fill out the vendor application form.

Caffè Lena presents
The Flurry’s Folk Oasis: Rest & Refueling for Dancers
Sponsored by: The Flurry Festival (See February 13-15 listing above)
11:00 a.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Free admission with badge.
11-11:50 a.m. LYDIA IEVINS & ANDREA LARSON Traditional Swedish Tunes
12:15-1:05 p.m. SHEESHAM, LOTUS & SON Old Time Vaudeville
1:30-2:20 p.m. LIZA CONSTABLE Songs from America
2:45-3:35 p.m. PETE SUTHERLAND with Pete’s Posse
4-4:50 p.m. CHERVEN TRAKTOR Balkan Virtuosos
5:15-6:05 p.m. ANDREW and NOAH VAN NORSTRAND
6:30-7:20 p.m. WHIPPERSNAPPERS Double Fiddles, Uncle Dave & More
7:45-8:35 p.m. KIM & REGGIE HARRIS Folk/Gospel Legends
9-9:50 p.m. JAY UNGAR & MOLLY MASON American Roots
10:15-11:15 p.m. GENTICORUM with PIERRE CHARTRAND Quebeçois Songs, Tunes & Dances

Flushing Town Hall presents
The Red Ball:WORLD PEACE IN THE KEY OF JAZZ!
8 p.m..
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard, Flushing, NY 11354
Tickets: $22/$15 Members/$10 Students
Pre-show Members Lounge at 7 p.m.
From “What the World Needs Now,” “All You Need is Love” in Latin jazz style, to Louise Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Stevie Wonder and more, “singertainer” Antoinette Montague invites all Jazz, Blues, and beyond music lovers to wear a splash of red, to symbolize the need for World Peace.

The Folkus Project presents
Merry Mischief / Genesee Ted
8-10 p.m.
Westcott Community Center, 826 Euclid Avenue, Syracuse, NY
Cost: $10
Tickets at the door or by contacting the Westcott Center; 478-8634
A double-bill combining two of the area’s most musically uplifting acts — Merry Mischief: Bards of many music styles; from Renaissance to Erie Canal to Country to Celtic to Pirate sea shanties...to whatever song they decide they need to bring forward at the time! Aye, Merry Mischief. Genesee Ted: A superb Central New York band noted for its unique blend of folk, old-time, traditional, mountain, blues and bluegrass music.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
MARY FAHL formerly of October Project
8:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $25 advance/$30 at the door
Mary Fahl is an expressive, emotional singer/songwriter who first achieved fame as lead singer and co-founder of the mid-1990s chamber-pop group OCTOBER PROJECT. The hallmark of their sound was Mary Fahl’s awe-inspiring power vocals over gorgeous melodies played with passion and sophistication. Since the band disbanded, Mary has released several compelling albums, including the fantastic re-working of Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon for V2 Records and her original studio album, The Other Side Of Time on Sony Odyssey. Fahl has also written and performed songs for several major motion pictures. The Boston Globe called Fahl–s earthy, viscerally powerful contralto “a voice for the gods that can transport listeners to other realms.”

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Sunday, February 15, 2015
StoryCircle at Proctors Theater presents
Story Sunday at the The Glen Sanders Mansion: Stories for the Moons of Long Nights with Joseph Bruchac and Jesse Bruchac
5 p.m.
The Glen Sanders Mansion, 1 Glen Avenue, Scotia, NY 12302
$35 per person (includes entertainment, 3 course dinner, coffee/tea, tax and tip)
Bring someone new and you each save $3 (only one discount/person).
Pay at the door using cash or checks made out to “Story Circle”
Reservations: (518) 384-1700, or Kate@KateDudding.com. Please indicate how many of each entrée is desired.
A program of traditional winter time tales and Native American music featuring drum, flute and vocals offered by Abenaki father and son storytellers Joseph and Jesse Bruchac.
Entrees:
Chicken Parmesan; Baked Scrod; or Eggplant Parmesan.

Caffè Lena presents
Sharky & Joziah of the Grand Slambovians
7:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $25, Member $22, Child and Student $12.50
Buy tickets online
Over a decade ago, we began getting communiques from Sleepy Hollow, NY, from a guitarist named Sharky. He was offering something never-before-heard in folk clubs: Hillbilly-Punk-Floyd. We thought that sounded fun! For their first couple visits to Caffè Lena, it was Sharky and Joziah alone—and the magic was palpable. They began bringing more band members to more and more gigs as the years went by, and we watched in amazement as the folk world fell in love with this righteous, raucous, otherworldly rock band. Their annual full-band extravaganzas at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Dance Tent wash away all the cares of the year and leave us more energized and full of harmony than we’d thought possible. Tonight we bring their festival fans the special treat of the acoustic duo that started it all: an intimate evening with Sharky and Joziah with two guitars, one stage, and a roomful of willing hearts all to themselves.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
ROB STONER’s ROLLING THUNDER REVIVAL, featuring James Maddock and Bill Carbone
7:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $20 advance/$25 at the door
Bob Dylan bandleader Rob Stoner brings his All-Star Dylan tribute show to the Towne Crier, featuring renowned singer songwriter James Maddock and Max Creek’s Bill Carbone. They will be performing a selection of Bob Dylan compositions, many of which featured Rob’s singing and playing. Rob Stoner was the musical director, bassist, and harmony singer for Dylan during the 1970s. He put together and led the Rolling Thunder Revue and the 1978 World Tour band. He appears on many Dylan albums including Desire, Live 1975, Hard Rain, Live at Budokan and others. James Maddock has been called “a legendary performer” by the Daily Record. His albums are staples of college radio. Bill Carbone is a member of the legendary New England band Max Creek. He has toured the world, has an MA in ethnomusicology, and writes articles for many publications, including Modern Drummer.

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Friday, February 20, 2015
Caffè Lena presents
Winterpills and The Suitcase Junket
8:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $18, Member $16, Child and Student $9
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The Washington Post called the exquisite hushed vocal harmonies and chamber-pop of Winterpills “densely packed but hugely evocative, tiny bombs of feeling and meaning...fiendishly melodic.” Husband and wife Philip Price and Flora Reed have blossomed since they launched their band in the cold winter of 2004, releasing three full-length albums that have caught the ear of the nation’s top reviewers, including making MOJO magazine’s top 10 Americana list. Their 5th full-length album, Echolalia, was released this fall. This concert will feature Price and Reed playing as an acoustic duo.
The Suitcase Junket is the Vermont-born tinkerer and visionary Matt Lorenz. His one-man band was built around a resurrected dumpster guitar, an old suitcase, a hi-hat, a washboard, and a gas-can baby-shoe foot-drum. Later on a cookpot-tambourine foot-drum, a circular-saw-blade bell and a box of bones and silverware joined the outfit. On top of the rough and rootsy rhythms he pounds out with his feet and the twang-and-buzz guitar that growls through a couple of old tube amps, he adds the ethereal sounds of throat-singing to his his rock solid songs.

The Folkus Project presents
The Kennedys
8:00 p.m.
May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society, 3800 East Genesee Street, Syracuse, NY
Cost: $15, Members $12
Advance sale tickets are available online at www.folkus.org
The Kennedys’ history with Folkus dates all the way back to Happy Endings Cake & Coffeehouse, where their pop-inflected acoustic duets — driving rhythm guitars, kitschy on-stage choreography, boisterous harmonies, and Pete’s mind-blowing six-string solos — poked a hole in the usually somber and restrained troubadour fare of the day. Since then, in a career that now spans two decades, Pete and Maura (the latter hailing from Syracuse) have traversed a broad musical landscape, surveying power pop, acoustic songwriting, organic rock (rooted in their time in Austin), and a Byrds-inspired jangle. Their sound has attracted the attention of audiences everywhere — and of Roger McGuinn, Steve Earle, and most notably Nanci Griffith. (They produced Nanci’s latest CD and frequently tour with her.) The Kennedys continue to mature, from their early style-conscious pop to today’s burnished sheen. All topped off by some of the most astonishing instrumental licks ever to grace our stage.

Flushing Town Hall presents
Dancing Wind: EARTH, WATER, FIRE, AND WIND
8 p.m.
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard, Flushing, NY 11354
Tickets: $15/$10 Members & Students;
NEW! Food Tour Package: $95 per person including 2.5-hour Korean & Chinese Food Tour with food writer Joe DiStefano and a performance ticket
Dancing Wind is a cross-cultural project that explores traditional and contemporary choreography of Asian dance through an infusion of live world music from both Korean and Chinese traditions. Performed by Song Hee Lee, Korean dancer and choreographer, Ling Tang, Chinese dancer and educator. The live music group features Korean traditional musicians Rami Seo (gayakeum) and Minji Park (komungo), and Chinese traditional musicians Feifei Yang (ehru) and Jiaju Shen (pipa) joined by percussionist Satoshi Takeishi.

Downtown Flushing is the most vibrant and diverse Chinatown in New York City offering a wealth of regional Chinese cookery from the fiery fare of Sichuan, the Silk Road-inflected cuisine of Xi’an, as well delicate dumplings from Tianjin. It’s also a hotbed of Korean cuisine with BBQ restaurants, sweet potato vendors, markets that sell everything from the blood sausage known as soondae to acorn pudding along with several varieties of kimchi. Lately Korean and Chinese cultures have been intermingling with restaurants and hawker stands from Yanbian and Shenyang China where both Chinese and Korean specialties—like kimchi pork buns and cumin-scented lamb skewers—can be had. Explore the delicious intersection of these two food cultures with a tour led by Queens-based food writer Joe DiStefano. The tour starts at 5 p.m. and ends at Flushing Town Hall at 7:30 p.m., followed by the performance at 8 p.m.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
LEO KOTTKE
8:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $50 advance/$55 at the door
For the past four decades, Leo Kottke has been indefatigable in his pursuit of a unique musical vision that has placed him among the foremost acoustic guitar stylists of our time ...or any other, for that matter. Over the years, Kottke has worked in the studio and shared concert stages with everyone from Lyle Lovett, John Fahey, T-Bone Burnett and Rickie Lee Jones to Pepe Romero, John Williams and John McLaughlin, and has received two Grammy nominations. In concert, Kottke’s rare wit and quirky insight cleanse the palate between the rich tapestries of his compositions on both 6 and 12-string guitar.

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Saturday, February 21, 2015
Robert Browning Associates presents
KIRAN AHLUWALIA
Indian Song: Roots & Revolution
8 p.m.
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Ave (at 3rd Ave), Downtown Brooklyn
Tickets: $30/ Students & Seniors $25
Noted for “her soul-stirring voice” (Los Angeles Times), vocalist-composer Kiran Ahluwalia brings a modern sensibility to her songs of Sufi mysticism and yearning romantic love. A proponent of the great vocal traditions of India and Pakistan, she boldly explores new territories to create a synthesis of Indian, western jazz, and Saharan sounds. Her CD, Aam Zameen: Common Ground, which she recorded with the nomadic Tuareg group Tinariwen, was recently awarded Kiran’s second JUNO award (Canadian Grammy). This program is a CD release concert for her long awaited sixth album Sanata: Stillness. On stage she is accompanied by noted jazz guitarist Rez Abbasi, the No. 1 “Rising Star” guitarist in DownBeat’s 2013 Critic’s Poll; Nitin Mitta (tabla); Will Holshouser (accordion); and Mamadou Ba (electric bass).

Caffè Lena presents
Phil Henry Trio
8:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $16, Member $14, Child and Student $8
Buy tickets online
Vermont pop-balladeer Phil Henry takes inspiration from fellow songwriters Martin Sexton and Richard Shindell, as well as Kurt Vonnegut and the Coen Brothers. With years of formal music training and a taste for sweet melodies a la Paul Simon, Phil’s live shows simply soar with positive vibes. His sweet and strong voice, intricate and flawless guitar work, and compassionate lyrics detail the adventures of fictional characters who get up to stuff you want to hear about. Phil has been honored by the top tastemakers in contemporary folk with appearances at Kerrville Folk Festival, Falcon Ridge, SolarFest (top prize in the song competition) and more. He’ll be appearing tonight with Gary Moon on percussion and harmony vocals, and Jeff Kimball on mandolin, accordion, keyboards, and vocals.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
LUTHER “GUITAR Jr.” JOHNSON & The Magic Rockers
8:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $25 advance/$30 at the door
Grammy and WC Handy award-winning bluesman Luther “Guitar Junior” Johnson’s style features a blistering blend of sharp single note leads with powerful chordal self-accompaniment, which has influenced such guitarists as Eric Clapton and Mark Knopfler. You may remember seeing Luther featured in the legendary Blues Brothers movie.

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Sunday, February 22, 2015
Caffè Lena presents
Little Folks Concert with Toddlerbilly Troubador Matt Heaton
1:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
There is no admission fee at the door but please plan on putting something in the artist’s tip basket.
Matt Heaton performs in the well-known Irish music duo of Matt & Shannon Heaton. But while the sun shines he is a skilled entertainer for kids, with a repertoire of kid-friendly folk and surf-inspired originals and reworked classics. He took a keen interest in music for kids after the birth of his son, leading engaging sing-alongs that adults could enjoy too. Armed with a bundle of new and traditional material, he organized a whole lot of extra babysitting and created his new CD, Happy You Made It. The CD is a banquet of acoustic and electric guitars, toy drums and percussion, bouzouki, banjo and bodhran. Matt mesmerizes the quiet kids while getting the boisterous ones dancing around the room with his funny, peppy performance.

Caffè Lena presents
Ashley Sofia
7:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $16, Member $14, Child and Student $8
Buy tickets online
Born and raised in the heart of the Adirondacks, Ashley’s folk-rock style is straight out of Laurel Canyon circa 1973. With a hint of hip-hop and some powerful, personal lyrics she takes ownership of the sound she first fell in love with as a little kid. Recently named “the future of Folk Rock,” Ashley’s debut album, LOVE AND FURY, has received widespread airplay. Her meticulous craftsmanship, ability to connect to an audience, and accessible songs mark her as a rising star.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
SOCKS IN THE FRYING PAN from Ireland
7:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $20 advance/$25 at the door
Socks in the Frying Pan from Country Clare blends Irish traditional melodies with and innovative rhythmic and melodic garnish. As for the inevitable question of where the name originated? This is yet to be disclosed! This exciting group has been well received for their modern traditional style and energetic approach to music. This, combined with an acoustic musical interplay, three-part harmony and an obvious love for live performance, compliments the traditional essence of both tune and songs in a fresh and entertaining way.

Flushing Town Hall presents
Lunar New Year Dance Sampler
8 p.m.
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard, Flushing, NY 11354
Tickets: FREE (Free tickets will be distributed at the box office at 12 p.m.; 2 ticket limit per person; first-come, first-served).
Celebrate the Year of the Ram with Asian dance and much more. Curated by Dr. Hsing-Lih Chou, this year’s sampler will present demonstrations of dance from China, Korea, Taiwan, India, Mexico, Step from the US and more.

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015
World Music Institute (WMI) presents
ECHOES OF THE DIVINE: JEWISH WOMEN’S VOICES
Muhabbat Shamayeva and Galeet Dardashti

7 p.m.
Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theater at Peter Norton Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street, New York, NY
Tickets: $30 / WMI & CTM Friends $25 / Bring a Kid! $5
A fascinating program featuring two powerhouse voices: Bukharian Jewish singer Muhabbat Shamayeva, one of Uzbekistan’s leading vocalists; and Middle Eastern singer and composer Galeet Dardashti, heir to a family tradition of distinguished Persian and Jewish musicians including her grandfather, the renowned classical singer, Yona Dardashti. Shamayeva’s diverse repertoire includes Central Asian classical shashmaqam, folk songs and popular estrada music. She’s participated in Yo-Yo Ma’s The Silk Road Project and is the subject of two documentaries. The innovative Dardashti is especially known for multi-disciplinary projects, like The Naming, and her edgy all-female powerhouse Mizrahi ensemble, Divahn.

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Friday, February 27, 2015
Caffè Lena presents
Kevin McKrell with Brian Mellick
8:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $18, Member $16, Child and Student $9
Buy tickets online
Saratoga’s own Kevin McKrell has been the leading force in the regional Celtic scene for the past three decades. He’s a masterful entertainer and musician who has played festival stages and clubs around the globe with the bands he founded, Donnybrook Fair and The McKrells. His songs are performed by The Kingston Trio, Woods Tea Company, and Seamus Kennedy, among many others. Tonight Kevin brings McKrells bandmate Brian Mellick to join in on joyful percussion.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
DUKE ROBILLARD Band
8:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $25 advance/$30 at the door
Founder Of Roomful of Blues, Duke Robillard is “one of the great players” (B.B. King) and “a soloist of stunning force and originality” (NY Times), with a stack of laurels that includes two Grammy nominations.

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Saturday, February 28, 2015
Russian Winter Festival
12:00 a.m.-5 p.m.
Polish Community Center, 225 Washington Ave. Ext., Albany, NY
Admission: Adult: $6, Children: $3 from 5 to 12, children less than 5 - Free
The 7th Annual Russian Winter Festival 2015 is a month-long Festival. The events slated for the festival include the Fine Art Show, Tchaikovsky Piano and Nadezhda Obukhova Vocal Competitions, Russian Poetry Recital Competition, and the Grand Finale on Feb. 28. See website for full schedule. The festival promotes the public understanding and appreciation of Russian folk art, traditions and culture. The culture of Russia has been shaped by its long history, unique geography and diverse demography. Because of the gradual accretion of land over several centuries, Russia has over 150 different ethnic groups. The final day of the Festival on February 28th 2015, is a full day of traditional food, music, costumes, exhibits, films, performances and competitions.
Flushing Town Hall presents
EastRiver Ensemble CAPTIVATING CHINESE MUSIC AND DANCE Workshop
1 p.m.
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard, Flushing, NY 11354
Tickets: $7/$4 Children/Free for members with tickets to 2:15 p.m. show
Interplaying sounds and movements in traditional Chinese stagecraft, EastRiver Ensemble presents a program of folk dance, acrobatics stunts and a range of traditional and folk music with focus on the Dongbei and Hebei regions of north China, featuring the yangqin (dulcimer), the pipa (lute), flutes, fiddles and percussion.

Flushing Town Hall presents
EastRiver Ensemble CAPTIVATING CHINESE MUSIC AND DANCE Performance
2:15 p.m.
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard, Flushing, NY 11354
Tickets: $13/$10 Members/$8 Children/$6 Member Children
EastRiver Ensemble introduces the history and effects of a range of instruments including erhu (fiddle), yangqin (dulcimer), pipa (lute) and percussion, that have come to characterize Chinese music as we know today.

Eighth Step 8th Step at Proctors (GE Theatre) presents
KATE CAMPBELL with special guest JOHN KIRK
7:30 p.m.
The Eighth Step at Proctors Fenimore Gallery, 432 State St. Schenectady NY 12305
Tickets on sale now at 518-434-1703
$28 General; $26 in advance; $35 Gold Circle
Her endearing, clear-water vocal delivery, eloquent storytelling and her easy command of a full range of American music styles, as well as her extraordinary songwriting, have earned Campbell recognition as a formidable talent by critics and audiences. As a child of the South, her musical tastes were forged in the dampered, smoky fires of soul, R&B, Southern rock, country, and folk music. John Kirk’s lyric voice, humor, and versatile instrumental skills have earned him widespread admiration in folk and traditional music circles. On fiddle, mandolin, guitar, banjo, keyboard, and ukelele, he performs a seemingly endless array of musical traditions.

Caffè Lena presents
Greg Trooper
8:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $18, Member $16, Child and Student $9
Buy tickets online
Trooper appeared in one of our Folk DJ showcases last year, and from the moment he took the stage we wondered why he hadn’t been part of our roster for decades. He is a master of live performance—articulate, quick-witted, superbly musical, sassy and outrageous, compassionate and kind. He lives at the intersection of Memphis soul, Greenwich Village folk, and Nashville twang. His songs have been recorded by numerous artists including Vince Gill, Steve Earle, Billy Bragg, Robert Earl Keen, Maura O’Connell, Lucy Kaplansky and Tom Russell. His latest album, Incident on Willow Street, contains songs of troubled people and peels away at the layers of their problems.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
STEPHANE WREMBEL & His Band
8:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $25 advance/$30 at the door
Stephane Wrembel has been called “a revelation” by Rolling Stone...Woody Allen recruited him to score the theme for his smash film Midnight in Paris...and he performed the irresistibly catchy original tune live during the 2012 Academy Awards. He has headlined at Lincoln Center, played major festivals, recorded with mandolin legend David Grisman, toured with master violinist Mark O’Connor and shared stages with everyone from Elvis Costello to Patti Smith to The Roots. The Gitane guitar company has even named a model after him. To say that Stephane Wrembel—who learned his craft among the Gypsies at campsites in the French countryside—has already had a remarkable career would be an understatement. But this virtuoso guitarist from France has truly just begun to make his mark as one of the most original guitar voices in contemporary music.

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       ANNOUNCEMENTS

Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor announces
Apply Now! Sponsorships Available for 2015 Canal-Related Events

Applications are due by February 13, 2015

One of the things we love about the canal are the festivals and events that enliven communities and the waterway throughout the canal season. These events draw hundreds of thousands of people to the water each year for fun, recreation, history, music, local food, and natural beauty.

To give canal-related events a boost, Erie Canalway has teamed up with the NYS Canal Corporation to offer a limited number of sponsorships of up to $500 for events or festivals taking place in the National Heritage Corridor from May through November 2015.

Qualifying events must promote or celebrate the distinctive historic, cultural, scenic, or recreational resources of the canal corridor. Eligible applicants include municipalities or nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations.

For details and to download an application, visit www.eriecanalway.org/get-involved_grants-fund.htm



Staten Island Arts announces
Drawing from Memory

Be a Part of the Art!


Like to Draw? Enjoy Talking to Strangers? Love a Good Story?
Make a drawing of a stranger’s childhood memory in your own unique style — your drawing will become part of the exhibition at the Culture Lounge, St. George Ferry Terminal, Staten Island

Modest honorarium offered!

Questions? DrawingFromMemory.wordpress.com or contact MelissaSarris2@gmail.com

This project, running from January 8, 2014 to March 22, 2015, invites intimate exchanges using the telephone as a mediator. One person tells a memory over the phone. At Culture Lounge, you receive the call and make a drawing of the memory. This drawing becomes part of the exhibition until the end of the project.

Sign up for a 3-hour time slot to receive a phone call from a stranger and draw their memory.
◊ You are encouraged to ask the teller for details as needed and to use ANY drawing style you wish.
◊ A link to your own website will be added on the thank you page of the Drawing from Memory blog.
◊ If you LOVE the experience, sign up for another time slot!


Museum at Eldridge Street presents
Lifelong Learning Classes beginning January 8

Museum at Eldridge Street
12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002

Learn something new. Meet great people. Start the New Year with a fascinating class at Eldridge Street. Our lifelong learning classes continue to offer opportunities for Bible study, memoir writing, and learning about immigrant history.

Not Just the Weekly Torah Portion with Dr. Regina Stein
12 sessions: Thursdays, 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., beginning January 8
Bring your questions and opinions as we explore a variety of questions and issues raised by the weekly Torah portion (parashat hashavuah). Knowledge of Hebrew and previous Torah study are NOT required. $15 per class; $160 for all 12 sessions.

Memoir Workshop with Dr. Hanna Griff-Sleven
4 Mondays, February 2,9, 16, and 23, from 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Have you been meaning to get your family story down on paper? Are there photographs and ephemera whose stories you want to record and pass down to the next generation? In this supportive classroom environment, share your family objects and anecdotes and be prompted to write about them in class. Each week you’ll focus on a different family object or event, and the end result will be the beginning of a valuable family document. $15 per class; $50 for all four classes.

From Volhinya to Brooklyn: Contemporary Hasidic Communities with urban historian Barry Feldman
Mondays, March 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30, from 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Contemporary Hasidim are a modern people who have constructed social, cultural and religious communities to accommodate an old world frame of reference. Session one discusses the origin of Hasidism, its subsequent development throughout Eastern Europe and early courts. Following sessions will discuss the rich complexities surrounding leadership, social values, religious beliefs, rituals and customs regarding dress, modesty and diet in post-World War II reconstructed Hasidic communities. The final session will be a walking tour of a community in Brooklyn. $15 per class; $65 for all five classes.

From Murder to Genocide: Violence in the Bible with Dr. Regina Stein
8 sessions: Tuesdays, March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; April 14, 21, 28, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m., beginning October 23
The Bible begins its story of humanity’s adventure on earth with a tale of murder. It paints a picture of a God who is pleased when one Israelite zealously kills another. It recounts episodes of child sacrifice. It mandates the execution of a rebellious son and the total destruction of an idolatrous Israelite city. What roles do these violent stories and laws play in the Bible? How do they impact our understanding of the Biblical claim that “Its ways are pleasant and all its paths are peaceful?” We will explore Biblical texts along with rabbinic and modern interpretations to grapple with these questions. $15 per class; $110 for all eight classes.



Anabella Lenzu Dance/Drama announces
Dancing with Anabella
“I want people to work with joy, to explore and learn how to use their bodies and energies efficiently and healthily as instruments of expression.”


CLASS SCHEDULE STARTING JANUARY 15, 2015

BARRE A TERRE (Open Level)
* THURSDAYS, from 7:30- 8:30 p.m. at Peridance Center
* FRIDAYS, from 10 a.m.- 11:30 a.m. at Peridance (126 East 13th Street, between 3rd and 4th Ave)

DANCEDRAMA LABORATORY WORKSHOP SERIES
(Pre-registration required) STARTING FEBRUARY 21, 2015
at CPR Center for Performance Research (361 Manhattan Ave, Williamsburg, Brooklyn)
* The February Lab will cover Choreography and Improvisation (Sat 2/21 and Sun 2/22 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.)
* The March Lab will cover Dance Technique and AL/DD Repertory (Fri 3/20 from 6-9pm, Sat 3/21 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and Sun 3/22 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.)
* The April Lab will cover Methodology of Teaching Dance (How to teach Dance)(Sat 4/18 and Sun 4/19 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.)

TO APPLY: Send resume to info@AnabellaLenzu.com
Please designate which month you are interested in.
The cost of each workshop is $120 per person.
Once Accepted, please submit payment.
For more info, visit www.anabellalenzu.com/workshops.


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ONGOING EXHIBITIONS AND PRODUCTIONS
The Noble Maritime Collection presents
Daily Life at Sailors’ Snug Harbor Exhibition
Thursday-Sunday, 1-5 p.m.
Noble Maritime Collection; 1000 Richmond Terrace, Building D, Staten Island, NY 10301
For more information about the exhibition, call (718) 447-6490
The Noble Maritime Collection will present a new exhibition, Daily Life at Sailors’ Snug Harbor, that focuses on the life of an average mariner, or “Snug” as Sailors’ Snug Harbor residents were called, from the time of his admission to the retirement home until his death. Exploration of health care, dormitory life, work activities, and recreation at the home will illustrate how the site, which encompassed five dormitories, two hospitals, a cathedral and chapel, a dock house and bathhouse on the Kill van Kull, and a farm, as well as its own morgue and cemetery, provided exceptional, free, and democratic eleemosynary care for 150 years.

June 26, 2014 —May 31, 2015
The History Center in Tompkins County presents
EXHIBIT: “CAPTAINS, COMMERCE, AND COMMUNITY: THE IMPACT OF THE ERIE CANAL ON TOMPKINS COUNTY”
Opening reception: Friday, September 5th, 2014 5-8 p.m.
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The History Center, 401 East State Street, Ithaca, NY (one block east of the Ithaca Commons)
For more information, please contact Catherine Duffy, Curator, at 607.273.8284 ext. 0
The History Center in Tompkins County will open their new exhibit “Captains, Commerce, and Community: The Impact of the Erie Canal on Tompkins County” on Friday, September 5th at 5 p.m.. The artifact-based exhibit will explore the lasting effects of the Erie Canal on Tompkins County. In 1828 the Seneca-Cayuga Canal, an extension of the Erie Canal, was opened, connecting Cayuga Lake, and therefore Tompkins County to the economic watercourse that spanned across most of New York State. Combined with the increasing ubiquity of railroads, the Canal system changed Tompkins County from a collection of quiet lake-side towns into a mass of booming centers of commerce and industry. Captains, Commerce, and Community will illustrate the changes and effects the Canal had on this region through representational artifacts from The History Center’s object collection. A series of themes will be explored over the course of the 12-month exhibit, which includes commerce (September through December 2014), boats and their builders (January through April 2015), and travelers and community folk (May through August 2015). This exhibit has been made possible through a generous grant from the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor. In 2012 the ECNHC funded the development of a Canalway object collection, and provided The History Center the opportunity to gain greater intellectual control over its object collection. Additionally, the project supported the complete inventorying of The History Center's permanent Open Storage display. As a result, The History Center has ascertained a classifiable collection of historical objects that directly relate to the Erie Canal.

September 6, 2014 —August 29, 2015
Albany Institute of History & Art presents the exhibition
Undercover: Revealing Design in Quilts, Coverlets, and Bed Hangings
W 10-5 p.m.; Th 10-8 p.m.; F&S 10-5 p.m.; Sun. Noon-5 p.m.
Albany Institute of History & Art, 125 Washington Ave., Albany, NY 12210, 518/463-4478
In the private space of the bedroom, the world takes center stage. There, on the elevated platform of the bed, matters of politics, international trade, social events, and cultural affairs come alive in the elaborate designs and patterns displayed on American quilts, coverlets, and bed hangings. Bed covers of all types are the perfect canvas for displaying ideas about the world beyond the bedroom door. They make connections to foreign lands, express patriotic fervor, and fabricate realms of fantasy and childhood whimsy. The exhibition investigates the designs and patterns that decorate American bed covers of the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. More than 30 bed covers and complementary objects such as illustrated books, paintings, ceramics, and botanical specimens reveal a variety of design sources used by American women and men to decorate their beds.



October 11, 2014 — March 8, 2015

The New York State Museum, in collaboration with the Shaker Museum in Mount Lebanon, Hancock Shaker Village, and the Shaker Heritage Society (Albany), as well as the State Library and State Archives, present the exhibition
The Shakers: America’ Quiet Revolutionaries
Museum Open Tuesday-Sunday: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
New York State Museum, Cultural Education Center, 260 Madison Avenue, Albany, NY 12230
Admission: The NYS Museum is free. Donations are accepted at the door
The exhibition details one of the most significant and influential communal religious groups in American History. Artifacts from these preeminent Shaker collections will be exhibited together for the first time at the New York State Museum in November 2014. The Shakers launched a revolution parallel to the American Colonies’ struggle against British rule. As they sought religious freedom in America, their spiritual practices and community focus set them apart from greater society. Their devotional routines as well as their product innovations, marketing acumen and views towards gender equality seemed “revolutionary” to the outside world. Thematically divided into six areas, the exhibit will show how the Shakers’ unique model of an equal society challenged the norms of the new nation.

November 15, 2014 — March 6, 2016

City Lore announces
Mother Tongues: Endangered Languages in NYC and Beyond
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 29th, 6-9 p.m.
Gallery Hours: Wed-Fri 2-6 p.m., Sat-Sun 12-6 p.m.
City Lore Gallery. 56 E 1st St. (between 1st & 2nd Ave.), New York, NY 10003
Linguists estimate that half of the world’s languages will disappear this century. NYC is a living language lab where there are more spoken and endangered languages than anywhere else in the world. New York City is home to over 700 languages, and many of these are in danger of being lost. Mother Tongues is a call to action to preserve NYC’s linguistic diversity ranging from endangered languages to the NYC accent!

Please join us for the opening reception to hear, experience, and interact with these languages! Performances include: An opening blessing performed by José Juarez, an indigenous Totonac shaman from Puebla, Mexico. A recitation by Papa Susso, one of Africa’s great griots. A griot is the keeper of oral traditions in West African cultures, performing musical poems.

Mother Tongues offers audiences a unique opportunity to meet and learn about New York City’s remarkably diverse linguistic communities. Here visitors can engage with the Language Laboratory and Meet a Speaker-interactive mixed media booths that showcase individual speakers of endangered languages in the city. You will learn, for instance, that the word wanishi means thank you in the language of the Lenape, New York’s native people. Visitors can play games to learn the structure of certain endangered languages, visualize the language connections between New York City and the world, and add lines to the Khonsay, a multi-lingual poem.

Mother Tongues is sponsored by City Lore, Bowery Arts + Science, and the Endangered Language Alliance. Funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.


January 29, 2015 — April 16, 2015

Caribbean Cultural Center| African Diaspora Institute announces
AFTER AFROPOLITAN
OPENING Night: February 4, 2015, 6-9 p.m.
Weeksville Heritage Society | 158 Buffalo Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11213
Admission: Free
This exhibition tributes Africa’s vanguard legacy while peering at yet unchartered territories of experience and imagination in the African Diaspora. The exhibition asks How has “Afropolitan” crystallized aspects of our genius? What aspects of our experiences fall outside the Afropolitan gaze? And, of course what comes next, After Afropolitan? Artist Talks and Viewing Hours
Featured artists lead guided tour of the exhibition with special close readings of their own work.
WHEN: February 7, 2015 | 12-5 p.m. WHERE: Weeksvile Heritage Center | 158 Buffalo Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11213
ADMISSION: Suggested donation, $5

Redefining 2015: After Afropolitan
Through interactive workshops, panel discussions, and performances, this day long conference will probe global African experiences to create/define new rubrics of citizenship, respectability, responsibility while discovering/opening new territories of imagination, identity, and contribution. Panel and workshop topics will include Chibok to Chimamanda: Gazing at African Womanhoods; Tradition 3000: New Arts of New Africa; The Ethic of Success — The Aesthetics of Respect; Pan-Africanism in the Digital Age; Cosmopolitan Cosmologies; Afropolitan Rich: Coltan or Cellphones, Taxes or Tequila; Braid My Hair ...
WHEN: February 21, 2015 | 12 p.m.-8 p.m.
WHERE: Weeksville Heritage Center | 158 Buffalo Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11213
ADMISSION: $8 in advance, $10 at the door

Artist Talks and Viewing Hours
Featured artists lead guided tour of the exhibition with special close readings of their own work.
WHEN: February 24, 2015 | 6-9 p.m.
WHERE: Weeksville Heritage Center | 158 Buffalo Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11213
ADMISSION: Suggested donation, $5

Closing
Come celebrate the artists and get a last look at the work. Special closing performance will be a dramatized rendering of the frontiers beyond Afropolitan.
WHEN: March 6, 2015 | 6-9 p.m.
WHERE: Weeksville Heritage Center | 158 Buffalo Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11213
ADMISSION: FREE

February 4, 2015 — March 6, 2015

Flushing Town Hall presents
EXHIBITION: Dynamic Writing: A CENTURY OF CALLIGRAPHY
OPENING RECEPTION: Sunday, February 22, 3 p.m.
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard, Flushing, NY 11354, 718) 463-7700 x 222
Suggested Admission: $5/FREE for Members & Students
Two great masters of calligraphy from two traditions, Mr. ChaoLin Ting (102 years young) and Dr. Yoo Sung Lee, are both highly respected by the Chinese and Korean communities. This unique exhibition during the Lunar New Year will demonstrate the extraordinary essence of harmony between two great cultures in the Chinese Hsu-Fa and Korean Hangeul scripts.

February 22, 2015 — March 22, 2015

...and beyond
John Michael Kohler Arts Center announces
This Must Be The Place
Opening Celebration: Friday, October 3, 6-9 p.m.
John Michael Kohler Arts Center, 608 New York Ave., Sheboygan, WI 53081-4507, 920.458.6144
Admission FREE to Arts Center members. (Join today!) General Public: $10 (Buy tickets) Tickets also available at the door.
Enjoy a musical performance by Painted Caves, hors d’oeuvres, and a cash bar. Get your tickets online. 7:30 p.m.—Tour the galleries with curator of the series, Karen Patterson, and six exhibiting artists.
Original installations, sculpture, photography, film, and work by vernacular environment builders reveal powerful places of influence in twelve artists’ lives. This series of five exhibitions invites consideration of “place” as far more than a particular point on a map. Rather, it brings to light the humanity, meaning, and identity that can be drawn from and invested in a place when the experience of it transcends materiality.
Kim Morgan: Range Light, Borden-Carleton, PEI, 2010
September 14, 2014–January 4, 2015
Martin Prekop: House
September 14, 2014–January 4, 2015
Kevin Blythe Sampson: Ironbound
September 14, 2014–February 1, 2015
Building Stories: Including works by Heather Benning, Beverly Buchanan, Scott Carter, Sanford Darling, Frank Albert Jones (1900–1969), Alexandre Larose, and Sebura & Gartelmann
October 3, 2014–February 15, 2015
Brent Green: Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then
October 3, 2014–February 1, 2015


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