Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Folk, Jazz, and a Celebration of Spring: This Weekend at the Buttonwood

The snow is (mostly) gone, April is around the corner... Time to come out of hibernation and head on down to the Buttonwood Tree for music, laughter, and fun!

Sing your heart out with Deni at Karaoke this Wednesday, March 27 at 7 pm. Bring your friends and belt it out! Free.

Is poetry more your style? Try the Campus Slammer on Thursday, March 28. Starting at 7:30 pm, college students from across Connecticut will vie for the honors in this battle of words, sharing slam stories about "Branching out". $5 suggested donation; click here for more information.

On Friday, March 29 is our first concert of the week, a folk double bill: Chelsea Berry featuring Joe Wilkins. Doors open at 8:45. Chelsea is a singer-songwriter from Alaska who moved to the area to attend Berklee College of Music, and she now lives on Boston’s North Shore.  Joe Wilkins is a multi-instrumentalist living on Boston’s North Shore. He writes and records his own music at Rocky Top Studios in his home town of Gloucester MA. $10; click here for more information.

Come Saturday morning for spiritual and physical empowerment. Qigong starts at 7:30, followed by Community Yoga at 8:45, and then the "Aligned with Source" workshop at 10:30. This week's theme is 'Co-Creating a Beautiful World'.

Jen Allen will be joining us on Saturday, March 30 at 8 pm. Jen Allen is a jazz pianist whose debut solo album “Pieces of Myself” was released in June 2011. This show will be filled with joyful music with Henry Lugo on bass, Ben Bilello on drums and  Kris Allen on alto sax. Click here for more information,

Then on Sunday is The Buttonwood's Balkan Beltane featuring the Underscore Orkestra! Join us for this celebration of life and rebirth! We will begin with a potluck at 2:30, followed by a music and dancing at 3:30. The Underscore Orkestra is a Portland, OR based band, playing a blend of Balkan, Klezmer, Gypsy Jazz and Swing. They have been performing for the past 7 years, touring all around the world, and have played everywhere from intimate coffee shops to huge outdoor festivals. Guaranteed to get you up and moving whether you like to swing dance, Balkan folk dance, or just go out and shake it! Click here for more information.

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