Friday, January 6, 2017

The Buttonwood Tree's Eclectic Weekend Lineup

Storytellers and Jazz, education and enactment of John Milton's Paradise Lost - all at TBT this weekend   605 Main Street.  860.347.4957

Story City Troupe

January 6 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm   $10
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. Audience members are invited to enter their name for a chance to tell their own story as well. 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!

Aligned with Source: An Interactive Workshop & Meditation

January 7 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm   $5 

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. 
This week's topic: Opening Up to Divine Grace & Joy: In this new year, welcome the Light of the Universe & allow it to fill you.

Bop Tweed – Flying Fish Sessions

January 7 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm   $10

Stephen Roane, Jason Apostoleris and Tim Barry a.k.a., BOP TWEED, are very happy to be performing at The Buttonwood Tree for the first time, and will be playing selections from their latest CD - "Flying Fish Sessions"- as well as preview some new songs they've been working on along with past favorites from previous CD's. Bop Tweed is a jazz/blues trio, comprised of Steve Roane of Madison on guitar and vocals, Jason Apostoleris of East Haddam on percussion and Tim Barry of Stony Creek on bass. They are all seasoned musicians, playing a mixture of original songs and jazz & blues standards.

John Basinger – Paradise Lost Book 1 - Live Performance

January 8 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm    Donations welcome for TBT
The Paradise Lost Performance Project - Book 1 - John Basinger started committing all twelve books of John Milton’s “Paradise Lost” to memory in 1993. Since then, he has performed them at a variety of venues across the country, including; Poetry Alive in Asheville, North Carolina, 1997 National Slam Poetry Festival, The Connecticut Storytelling Festival, Bluffton University, Wesleyan University, Yale University, Three Rivers Community College, Trinity College (Hartford CT), Connecticut College, Avol’s Bookstore in Madison WI, Edgartown (MA) Public Library, Regensburg…

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