Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Lots of Love at The Buttonwood Tree

February 10-16
The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts & Cultural Center
605 Main Street / PO Box 71, Middletown, CT 06457 / 860.347.4957  
Happy Valentine's Day!
Did you know that more than 8 couples who met at TBT are now married or engaged
The Buttonwood Tree has great date nights all week long, and a Valentine's Day special for members!  We'll help you find that special someone!

Wednesday, February 10 @ 7:00 pm $5
Electric Gypsy Tribal Jazz
The Grays will be performing on the second and fourth Wednesdays this spring starting January 13th sharing original works-in-progress and jams. Featuring special guest artists and dancers in a high-energy but chilled out vibe, in a cabaret style jazz lounge for a Get-over-the-Hump Midweek Date Night

Friday, February 12 @ 8:00 pm $10
Cold Duck Time will bring its mix of Bebop, Funk, and Traditional Jazz.
 Paul Fadus on Trumpet,  Darren McGuire on Tenor Sax, Gary Shure on Piano, Michael Paez on Electric Bass, and Bob Paquette behind the drum kit.
Join us for a Toe Tapping Date Night. 

Saturday, February 13 @ 9:15 am

 Saturday, February 13 @ 10:30 am
Heart Matters with Annaita Gandhy 
Saturday, February 13 @ 8:00 pm $10
The 2nd Line Jazz Quartet puts a fresh spin on the Great American Songbook.
Vocalist Sue Lopes was educated at the Hartford Conservatory. She has thrilled crowds from Hartford to New Orleans over the past 15 years with her distinctive, polished renditions of the jazz canon. Double bassist Jim Daggs has performed professionally since the age of sixteen, after learning the art of jazz bass from his luminary father, Richard Daggs. Jim has appeared on stages with Maynard Ferguson, Stefon Harris, and Tony Zano. Drummer Josh Briley brings the insights of Berklee greats Neil Smith and Kenwood Dennard, yet his musical and personal roots incorporate the energy of New Orleans. Pianist and composer Jerry Aiyathurai adds a formal touch, drawing on his eight years with the ABRSM program of the Royal College of Music (London) to provide musical direction to the ensemble.
It's a Special Date Night!
We have partnered with ION Restaurant (It’s Only Natural) to give MEMBERS a $10 gift certificate to ION if they attend our lovely jazz show on February 13th with the 2nd Line Jazz Quartet. Dancing in the streets is optional
ION patrons can receive a free beverage or dessert on February 13th or February 14 (for our IMPROV show) at The Buttonwood Tree by showing their dinner receipt dated anytime from Feb 1-Feb 13th.
Sunday, February 14 @ 7:00 pm $5
Join us for a special Valentine’s Day show where we improvise scenes based on your suggestions!
GMBS and Breakup Tattoo will perform, together with a special performance of a classic GMBS form, It’s A Date!, a spoof on all your favorite dating shows!
*** PLEASE NOTE you don’t have to be a lover to attend. Bitter exes, friends w/ benefits, coworkers w/ sexual tension, ALL are welcome.
Monday, February 15 @ 7:00 pm $5
Hosted by John Way
Let your performing arts flourish in all their weird and wonderful forms!
Tuesday, February 16 @ 6:00 pm Donations Welcomed
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. 
 Tuesday, February 16 @ 7:30 pm 
Hosted by Lou Sorrentino, sound healing combines psychological therapies with music to heal the body. With instruments such as Crystal Bowls crafted for perfect resonance, Lou restores energy flows to their proper states and bring peace to our bodies.

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