Friday, December 5, 2014


Moonshine Holler
December 5 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm | $10 

An acoustic duo that presents a lively program of traditional American music and dance featuring spine-tingling vocal harmonies and spirited renditions of Appalachian blues, breakdowns and ballads, with flatfoot dancing to boot. 

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Uri Shaham - Mark Kaplan Jazz Duo
December 6 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm | $10
Uri Shaham and Mark Kaplan are two New Haven based jazz musicians, who perform regularly in the Southern CT jazz scene. Their new duo show is a musical conversation, where each of them brings his own interpretation to well known and loved jazz standards. 
A Recital by Students of The Hartt School Guitar and Harp Program
December 7 @ 3:00 pm 4:30 pm |
$5 suggested minimum donation

Currently, The Hartt School has two guitar faculty members, Richard Provost and Christopher Ladd. They bring a wealth of knowledge to the students - who reflect this in their performances. These recitals give students a chance to perform for the public in a warm, embracing setting. It's sweet. And they are ... "surprisingly good

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Great Make Believe Improv Show – Comedy fit for the family!

December 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
| $5
FIRST SUNDAYS at The Buttonwood Tree – it’s comedy and fun with the GMBS Improv troupe! Don’t miss your chance to join in!
Watch The Great Make Believe Society perform different kinds of improv comedy! See the styles of improv comedy made popular in Chicago, Los Angeles, Boston, and New York! Watch improvised scenes created right before your eyes, based on your suggestions!
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Live from Downtown Atlantis L.M. Rozie 2014

December 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

| $10

Live from Downtown Atlantis, a solo performance meditation on now; set to original saxophonics, winds, strings, percussion, voice and stories from the soulful virtuosity of L. Mixashawn Rozie “an Indigenous artist born in the middle of the last century, a middle child invoking the artists*, places and spaces I experienced so to me its not surprising that the water’s rising and the sky is fallin’, rainin, snowin….. blowin; down everything under the great Earth Ocean…gravity…” In other words enjoy the trip, listen, sing and join in the meditation decoding now through utilitarian tools for totalitarian worldsjazz…be the joyful noise as time unravels…tourisomo metaphysical….live from Downtown Middlesex…..county….Qwannitucket …2014….

This concert was made possible in part by a grant from the City of Hartford
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An Evening with the Samadi-Keene Duo

December 13 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

| $15 general admission//$8 for students
The Samadi-Keene Duo return to the Buttonwood Tree to present an exciting program of music written specifically for the classical guitar, mandolin, and piano. Come listen to the music of Classical Vienna, 20th century fantasias, as well as works by living composers!
Kristin Samadi, piano – Dan Keene, guitar & mandolin
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Dylan Thomas’ “A Child’s Christmas in Wales” 

December 14 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Two Shows: 3:00pm and 7:00 pm
Admission by donations plus a non-perishable food item for: The Amazing Grace Pantry
Performed live by Peter Loffredo accompanied by John Cappaletti on piano.
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High Vibe Groove Jam – World Fusion by Cin Ta mani with Smoothies & Super Food Sweets by Kale-Yum’s

December 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

| $10

Chintāmani organically fuses elements from contemporary Western styles and Eastern traditions into an innovative high-energy groove sound that awakens your mind and body to spirit, invokes a festive atmosphere, and encourages easy listening, participation and dance. Strings, winds, keys, percussion and vocals inspire a heart-opening, in-the-moment experience of the soul’s eternal magnificence, connectedness, and joy. 
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Jolly Beggars

December 19 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

| $10
The Jolly Beggars bring the rich tradition of Celtic folk music and storytelling to modern day audiences. Based out of Hartford, CT, their traditional songs and musical arrangements have exposed many to the joys of Celtic music. They tell traditional stories from Irish folklore and intersperse their musical arrangements with traditional reels and jigs.
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La Hot Jazz

December 20 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

| $10
The Buttonwood Tree will be sizzlin’ on July 26, when La Hot Jazz performs with sophistication and style. These seasoned musicians will add a unique flavor and charisma to The Buttonwood Tree’s jazz event. The band performs the Great American Songbook with a lineup of voice, upright bass, saxophone, drums, and piano.
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Jen Allen and Noah Baerman present “Trio 149″

December 21 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

| $10

Renowned jazz pianists, composers and educators Jen Allen and Noah Baerman are coming to the Buttonwood Tree with Trio 149. This new group featuring Jen on piano, Noah on synthesizer, and Jonathan Barber on drums. 
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Regular happenings:

Aligned with Source 
    10:30 am - 12:00 pm  
$5 suggested donation  
Aligned with Source is a workshop to help us connect with our inner power, to help us balance our life and understand the things that get us angry or stressed. Hosted by Annaita Gandhy

 Includes a guided meditation 
Topic by Week
December 6th
What, Who & How much do you Own?
A daring look at what is, in effect, yours.
In Tune with Your Spirit- Being the medium that you are
Realizing your ultimate purpose in this life and allowing 
your Light to flow
Living in Christ Consciousness
As we approach this beautiful time of year, we are reminded of the 
Divinity of Life. Let us look closer at this wondrous
state of Being & discover our connections
to the Divine

Moments of Gratitude and Anything Goes Open Mic-Every Monday Night at 7:45!

Moments of Gratitude — FREE
Sharing our gratitude to build positive energy and encouragement!
AGOM hosted by J and Tim starts at 8. $3 minimum donation suggested
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Hearing Voices Network-Every Monday morning at 10:30-11:30!

Our Hearing Voices Group is based firmly on a belief in self-help, mutual respect and understanding.The group provides a safe space for people to share their experiences of voices, visions, unusual sensory perceptions, and to support one another.

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Middlesex Drum Circle-December 17th

COME DRUM! Raise your vibration and get into the groove! The sound of drumming will take you away
No reservations are necessary, extra percussion instruments will be available, though you are encouraged to bring your own.
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Food Not Bombs-Every Sunday at 1-2PM

“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.

Event Navigation“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.

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Laughter Yoga with Mylene Poitras + Happy Healthy Vegetarian Potluck-December 16th at 6-8PM

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RELIEVES STRESS! PROVEN TO BE HEALTHY AND FUN! Dress casually and comfortably. Be prepared to move and LAUGH!
DO YOU KNOW? … Laughter clubs have met regularly for over 15 years in major parks of Western India?
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