Wednesday, November 6, 2013

This week at the Buttonwood Tree...

Wednesday, November 6 - TONIGHT!!!!

Kirtan with Shubalananda
7:30 - 9:30 pm, $10

Shubalananda Saraswati (Larry Kopp) is bringing his spiritual musical performance called kirtan to The Buttonwood Tree. He has been performing kirtan, a form of yoga, for many years. Kirtan also includes a musical aspect, similar to our own American gospel music. He has pioneered the practice through his magazine “Time & Space, a Kirtan Journal” and his book, Kirtan Wallah.

Thursday, November 7

Open Mic with Bob Gotta
7:00 - 9:00 pm, $5

Sign up starts at 6:30. Come play and be heard. Bring your own instrument or play our piano or congas… join the fun, express your self!

Friday, November 8

Humble Tripe - Album Release Party
8:00 - 10:00 pm, $10

Pushing the boundaries of Folk-Americana, Humble Tripe moves from songwriter to symphony, resulting in a haunting landscape of beautiful swells, dramatic tension and space on their upcoming sophomore album entitled, The Giving. In celebration of their latest work, Humble Tripe’s Shawn Luby, a nationally recognized classical guitar player in his youth, and Berklee School of Music graduate, Stud Green return to Middletown, CT for a special acoustic performance of the album at The Buttonwood Tree.

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Saturday, November 9

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 - 10:00 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: Expecting the Best! Expecting Nothing. Even when life seems bleak and terror-filled, we must hold our vision high.  Living in complete understanding of our role, let’s create and maintain a beautiful vision of a world we can all be Joyful in.

Sinan Bakir

8 - 10 pm, $10

Rising jazz guitarist/composer Sinan Bakir made a name for himself in today’s music scene with his unique, creative, and exciting approach on the guitar. This Turkish-born guitarist is striving for a fresh and clean sound and has a highly energetic playing style. He is hailed not only as a virtuoso player, but also a masterful composer by his peers. Bakir’s fresh sounding tunes are an amalgam of rock & jazz stylings and driven by strong melodies deriving from the rich Turkish tradition combined with modern jazz harmonies.

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Sunday, November 10

Food Not Bombs
1 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.

Stories & Piano with Robin Spielberg
3 pm, $10 advance/$13 door

Popular pianist/composer Robin Spielberg will perform a delightful program of enchanting pieces for solo piano from her vast repertoire of popular American melodies and original favorites. Spielberg’s concerts have the distinction of intertwining humorous and poignant storytelling with her musical gifts at the piano. She will share excerpts from her new memoir, “Naked on the Bench: My Adventures in Pianoland”, a book filled with humor and piano adventures during this performance.

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