Thursday, August 4, 2016

This Weekend: Open Mic with Bob Gotta, Norm Gage / Kenny Reed Quintet, Story City Troupe, The Great Make Believe Society

Acoustic Open Mic with Bob Gotta

August 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm | $5

Bob Gotta

Every First Thursday of every month, Bob Gotta hosts 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!

More info on our website

Norm Gage / Kenny Reed Quintet

August 5 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm | $10

This talented jazz quintet is composed of the experienced long time trumpet maestro Kenny reed and long time contributor to the Hartford jazz scene saxophonist Norman Gage, as well as Kent Hewitt on piano, Matt Dwyonszk on bass, and Jay Williams on Drums.

More can be found about the group here!

Aligned with Source: An Interactive Workshop

August 6 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm | suggested minimum donation $5 

Hosted by Annaita Gandhy, A Spiritual & Holistic Healer from India, who 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.
To learn more about Annaita Gandhy and her work click here!

Story City Troupe

August 6 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm | $10

Story City Troupe Logo

Story City is a troupe of storytellers based in the Hartford, CT area and trained by Matt Dicks, one of The Moth’s champion storytellers. Story City Troupe uses The Moth Formula: all are true, personal stories, often funny, sometimes amazing, poignant or ironic and based on a single theme for the evening. The troupe members range in age from their 20’s to their 70’s, proving you can come up with a good story at any age.  You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll identify!

The theme of the Evening will be "Heat" and the lineup consists of Kerri Noack, Jim Harriman, Carolyn Stearns, Sharen McKay, Saul Fussiner, and Sue Huggans.

To read more about each of the individual performers you can click here!

Great Make Believe Society Improv Show

August 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm | $5

The Buttonwood Tree

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!

More info can be found on our website!

The Tile Project

Members of The Buttonwood Tree are mounting a fundraising campaign that will bring a beautiful visual art installation to the foyer of The Buttonwood Tree. A 46”x 58” space on the wall will be filled with a ceramic tile mini mural of an artist’s interpretation of both the mission and Buttonwood Tree logo. The area holds a total of 154 tile squares used in the artwork. Each tile, sold for $50.00, represents an investment in the extraordinary performances, connections, and good will found at The Buttonwood Tree every single day.

Names will be engraved on a bronze plaque that will hang alongside the finished piece. The tile work will hang in the lobby for a period of two years or more before being retired to another location in the facility.

Purchasers of tiles will also be invited to a special reception where the work will be unveiled for the first time and be given an opportunity to meet with the artist as he/she discusses the work.

Be part of the Tile Project HERE


The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts & Cultural Center
605 Main Street / PO Box 71, Middletown, CT 06457
CLICK TO GO TO WEBSITE: / 860.347.4957 

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