Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Brad Cole returns; TRAG rocks out; and lots for writers — THIS WEEK AT THE BUTTONWOOD TREE

Wednesday, November 13 - TONIGHT!!!

"Evening Oasis" Belly Dancing Presentation
8 - 9 pm, $5
The Evening Oasis returns with beautiful dancers, traditional dress and music. All are welcome for this entertaining and empowering evening.

Thursday, November 14

Writers Out Loud
7 - 9 pm, $5
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.

Friday, November 15

8 - 10 pm, $10
Built around the husband/wife team of Mark (Drummer) and Nora Tragianese (Lead Vocalist & Keyboards) with John B (Guitar) and Bart Bruno (Bass), TRAG puts in a solid performance of original Prog-Rock with an Alterna-twinge.

Reserve your seat!

Saturday, November 16

7:30 - 8:30 am, free
Practicing Qi Gong will help relax your body and mind by combining simple, gentle stretching movements with focused breathing.

Community Yoga
8:45 - 10 am, free
From the thousands of practice hours on the mat, Terri Johnson brings a deep understanding of the yoga experience to her classes. She will be teaching a unique and varied Vinyasa Flow style as it allows her to unify her appreciation of the benefits of the different types of yoga.

Aligned with Source Workshop for Empowerment
10:30 - 12:30 pm, $5 sugg. donation

This week's topic: Your Heart Speaks. Your heart is your truest guide, but how often do you heed it? In this meditative workshop you will connect with the whispers of your heart.

            Brad Cole
8 - 10 pm, $10
The songbook of acclaimed singer songwriter Brad Cole addresses the ups and downs of the human condition with both wit and raw insights.  Cole delivers soulful renditions of songs from his 3 albums with an eclectic blend of Americana over a grooving bossa/rock foundation. Cole will be accompanied by Philip Sterk on Pedal Steel and Craig Akin on Upright Bass.

Sunday, November 17

Food Not Bombs
1 - 2 pm, free
“Cooking for Peace and Social Justice.” Food Not Bombs shares food about 1 pm in front of the Buttonwood. Anyone is welcome. Consider yourself invited to help us prepare vegetarian food at the First Church on 190 Court Street at 11:30 am.

Poetry Potluck
4 - 5:30 pm, $5 sugg. donation

Poetry – conversation – food – good people! Poetry Potluck is an opportunity for people who enjoy poetry to get together to share and discuss their favorite works. It isn’t an open mic. Almost like a salon, it’s a gathering for discussion and literary conversation using poetry as the focal point.

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