Friday, March 6, 2015

This Weekend at The Buttonwood Tree

This weekend at The Buttonwood Tree, we're holding an exhilarating and educational variety of events! To kick it off, tonight we have the Ehud Ettun Trio coming to serenade us with their eclectic jazz sound. Then, to start off Saturday, we have the empowering Women Scream Poetry Festival, featuring riveting and revolutionary pieces by local women poets. Then, Saturday night, we have Kendra Emery and Lisa Dowling capping off the weekend with a pulsating mixture of saxophone and post-modern lyrical sensibilities. We hope you can join us for this exciting weekend of mind-opening, powerful, and downright-fun events! 
For our March calendar, click here!

For more information about this weekend's events', click below!

Ehud Ettun Trio
March 6 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm | $10
Daniel Schwarzwald – Piano
Nathan Blankett – Drums

Ehud Ettun – Bass

Bassist Ehud Ettun has been “making a splash into the jazz and world music scene”(Boston Globe), he has collaborated with artists such as Danilo Perez, George Garzone, Anat Cohen and others. His new trio, together with pianist Daniel Schwarzwald and drummer Nathan Blankett have recently released their album “Raw Gestures”, that was rated #1 on the Jazz category in the iTunes chart in Israel. Read the Boston Globe article about Ehud Ettun here.
For more, visit our event page here!

Aligned With Source: Choose Your Expression
March 7 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Choose Your Expression

Who are you, who do you choose to BE? This world is your canvas, what is your art?
A Workshop – Aligned With Source: Hosted by Annaita Gandhy

A Spiritual & Holistic Healer from India, Annaita is experienced in applying varied healing modalities to a  wide range of situations. In these inter-active workshops, Annaita seeks to empower, sharing her deep understanding of life, holism and spirituality, enabling you to rise above life’s challenges, live a healthy,fulfilled & confident life.
For more, visit our event page here!

Free Poets Collective: Women Scream International
March 7 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
We seek to enhance the work of women in poetry and reclaim our rightful place in literature. We have created the “Woman’ Scream” International Poetry Festival a non profit event that is held throughout the whole month of March of every year honoring women and their role in society, while it has a social message of NON violence against them as a way to combine culture to a worthy cause that touches us directly as the women we are. Words are our therapy and our Woman’ Scream is our way to bring encouragement to other voices drowned in abuse and seeks to inject a dose of self-esteem in each shared message, and to encourage the leadership role of many women who are part the organization (Our work thus becomes a more humane work, direct and integral starting from our partners, poets, followers to the public in general who attend our events, effectively creating a chain of touching consciences, one person at a time).

Woman’ Scream is selflessly supported by our Goodwill Ambassadors, friends and supporters of the movement with the participation of poets, artists, painters, actors, institutions, and literary groups that support the cause.


VISION: This movement aims to support female literary talent by developing collective projects to enable the participation of talented women poets of the country, as well as women poets, members and ambassadors who support us worldwide.

MISSION: To take advantage of digital media, print, among others, to praise the work of women in literature, specifically poetry work in addition to incurring the social mission that is the cause of non-violence against women through our “Woman’ Scream” International Poetry Festival campaigns and collective participation in projects for the cause.

PRINCIPLES AND VALUES TO BE PROMOTED: Teamwork, Solidarity. Altruism, Humility, Good Attitude, Responsibility, Honesty, Overcoming Desire, Discipline, Integrity, Gratitude, Ethic.

For more, visit our event page here!

Kendra Emery & Lisa Dowling
March 7 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm | $10 / $5 with Student ID

Saxophonist and vocalist Kendra Emery is a passionate and enthusiastic performer, educator, and collaborator. Kendra has an interest in creative and unique concert planning; some of her past productions include a 4-course dinner concert with original compositions written to accompany each dish, a new film score screening, and she loves hosting house concerts. She proactively works with composers to try to expand the saxophone and mixed chamber repertoire. She has performed at a variety of festivals including EMM, NASA, and the Westfield new music festival.

Praised as “Bjork-like” and “innovative” by the New York Times, Lisa Dowling aka kills to kisses has had her ears and fingers in the post-classical, post-rock, post-post world of sound since she graduated from music school. Wanting to give her beloved instrument a fresh voice, she created kills to kisses to showcase the unique and surprising capabilities of an the upright bass, an instrument that is usually not recognized for its virtuosity. Her music is bass-centric, but not in the ways you would expect; luscious, pulsating melodies soar over funky bass riffs and electronic drones creating a “brusquely subtle or exquisitely dense” (Inanna Naked) cinematic language that will beg of your hips.

For more, visit our event page here!

No comments: