Wednesday, March 2, 2016

March 2-8 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
The Buttonwood Tree ... Rooted in the Arts
... Counting our Blessings!

Great events for the first week of March!
Charles Neville and Avery Sharpe Friday night and
Peregrine Road on Saturday
See more below:

Acoustic Open Mic with Bob Gotta

March 3 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm $5
Bob Gotta
Every First Thursday of every month, Bob Gotta this acoustic open mic which is the LONGEST CONTINUALLY RUNNING Open Mic in the STATE! Sign-up starts at 6:30. Bring your own instrument or play our piano or congas. Come play and be heard!

Charles Neville and Avery Sharpe Duo

March 4 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm $25
Charles Neville & Avery Sharpe
Saxophonist Charles Neville and Bassist Avery Sharpe, team up to produce an incredible live Jazz Duet. The Avery and Charles duet set will explore the art of their original songs, along with arrangements of some Jazz standards. Charles Neville is one of the members of his famous family group, The Neville Brothers. Avery Sharpe is considered one of the greatest bassist of his generation, performed and recorded for 20 years with the legendary pianist McCoy Tyner. 

Transitional Tai Chi

March 5 @ 9:15 am - 10:00 am Donations welcome!
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. **Before undertaking any form of exercise or stress relief program involving movement or visualization exercise it is important to consult with a physician or qualified healthcare professional.

A Workshop – Aligned With Source: Dying to Live

Hosted by Annaita Gandhy

March 5 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm $5
  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.

Woman Scream International Poetry and Arts Festival

March 5 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Woman Scream International Poetry Festival
An homage to women and against violence for a culture of peace Hosted by the Free Poets Collective Featured Poets: Susan Mardinly, Elizabeth Fontaine, Mylene Poitras, Debbie Tosun Kilday
 With musical guest Izikhotane Project
Open mic to follow!

Peregrine Road 

March 5 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm $15/$10 Students, Seniors, TBT Members

Peregrine Road features two seasoned and versatile musicians who are quickly becoming known together as a power duo capable of an incredible range of styles. Join Karen Axelrod and Rachel Bell for an evening of energetic Celtic reels, heartbreakingly beautiful waltzes, mesmerizing French dance tunes, lively American folk melodies, refined English country dance tunes, tasty blues riffs, and more. Travel stories and tidbits about multicultural music traditions will add both an educational and entertaining dimension to the program.  

Great Make Believe Society Improv Show

March 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm $5
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The Great Make Believe Society is proud to host monthly improvised theater shows full of spontaneity and light-hearted funny! Join us for a lively night of laughs you will feel in your gut the next morning.First Sundays of the month! 7pm Cost: $5 suggested donation. All are Welcome.

Anything Goes Open Mic

March 7 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm $5 Suggested Donation
Hosted by Nora Camby,  John Way,  Ashley Hamel or Karen Stein. Sign up at 6:30pm.

Moments of Gratitude

March 7 @ 8:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Moments of Gratitude
Sharing our gratitude to build positive energy and encouragement! Donations welcomed


CSA Songwriter Workshop with Bill Pere

March 8 @ 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm $5 Non-CSA Members
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The Connecticut Songwriters Association presents a workshop for all  songwriters, artists,  and creative folk: The Business of Being a Creative Musician:  Publishing, Royalties & Taxes Among the most difficult things for creative folks to deal with are the many nuances of running a business based on creativity and intellectual property. Royalty streams, publishing and taxes are always near the top of the list. Many songwriters and artists never get all the income or tax deductions that they are entitled to.

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