Wednesday, February 24, 2016

February 24-March 1 at The Buttonwood Tree

This Week at The Buttonwood Tree
The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts & Cultural Center
605 Main Street / PO Box 71, Middletown, CT 06457 / 860.347.4957 

 SWITCH (Factory) it up and get JOLLY (Beggars)! Fantastic performances to finish up February at The Buttonwood Tree

2016 Musical Residency: The Grays

February 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm $5
The Grays
ELECTRIC GYPSY TRIBAL JAZZ The Grays is an original jazz-funk music project, which mixes electrified gypsy jazz with odd-time tribal funk beats. The group features Justin Vood Good on guitar, Hans Lohse on percussion, accordion and vocals, Tracey Kroll on drums and electronica, Pat Burro on acoustic and electric bass, and Steve Fava on ambience sculpting and sound production. Grays offers deep grooves and dynamic improvisation for listening as well as dancing, and encourages audience participation.

Middlesex Drum Circle

February 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm $5
Middlesex Drum Circle at the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, CT
A group of people that enjoy a good drum rhythm, especially when put into a circle. No reservations are necessary, extra percussion instruments will be available, though you are encouraged to bring your own.

Switch Factory

February 26 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm $12

Switch Factory brings its signature brand of instrumental improvisation and down-home vocal harmonies from the Litchfield Hills of CT to the Buttonwood Tree stage for a review of the band's original material and its wide repertoire of covers from the legends of American songwriting.
Nat Worden: Guitar, vocals, harmonica
Todd Stoughton: Mandolin, vocals
Jason Perkel: Guitar, vocals
Jona Ziac: Bass

NEW CLASS: Transitional Tai Chi

Mike McEwen
Instructor: Mike McEwen Reduce stress by relaxing the body with movements of breath. Raise the body's vibrations to tap into the Supreme Ultimate YOU! Incorporates: Tai Chi warm up, stretching and exercise. Qigong Balancing Energy simple movements. No registration needed. Donations to The Buttonwood Tree are welcome.

Aligned with Source

February 27 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm $5
Aligned with Source: Guided Meditation led by Annaita Gandhy
Topic: Feb. 27: Channeling Higher Frequencies 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. Life is never easy and change must come from within.

Jolly Beggars

February 27 @ 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 Connecticut, 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. Characterized by their tight harmonies and use of guitars, mandolin, tin whistles, octave mandolin, mandola, tenor banjo, double bass, bodhran, spoons, and more.

Anything Goes Open Mic

February 29 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm $5
**Please note the earlier start time. Hosted by Nora Canby, John Way, Ashley Hamel, Karen Stein, Claude Masse or possibly a guest host. Doors open at 6. $5 donation suggested Get your jitters out with our warm and accepting audience. Rehearse a story, share your poetry, sing a song or dance your heart out! All ages are welcome. Piano and congas are available. 

Moments of Gratitude

February 29 @ 8:00 pm - 8:15 pm Free
Moments of Gratitude
Sharing our gratitude to build positive energy and encouragement! Donations welcomed

Laughter Yoga + Vegetarian Potluck

March 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm $5
Mylene Poitrois
Every first Tuesday Laughter Yoga is at 6 pm, and a Vegetarian Potluck follows at 7. Some benefits of laughter yoga include: Easy and fun exercise for health and happiness, reduces stress instantly, strengthens immune system, keeps you in a good mood and cheerful throughout the day, oxygenates your brain and makes you feel more energetic, keeps positive mental attitude in difficult times, burns calories and even increases memory. Love Donations welcomed

NEW CLASS: Color Me Calm

March 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Color Me Calm Flowers
COLORING IS FUN…FOR ADULTS! This is the latest and most popular trend among adults proving that coloring isn’t just for kids anymore! Adults around the globe have picked up on it, are getting together and are having fun. Why: ---it reduces stress ---you have a wonderful feeling of accomplishment ---it gives you a break from the daily routine ---it is a wonderful way to socialize ---it taps into your inner “muse”---even if you can’t draw.

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