April 23rd, 2012
Upcoming @ 51 Main (April 26 – May 4)
MOQA’s Night Out, Thursday, April 26, 8:00 – 10:00 pm
As part of Gaypril, The Middlebury Open Queer Alliance is collecting poetry and stories about LGBQT experiences from Verbal Onslaught, Poor Form, The Moth, and others to be read aloud by MOQA members.
Afrofusion, Friday, April 27, 5:00 – 6:00 pm
A new ensemble plays a fusion of African and Western music. The group features Damascus Kafumbe (various Ugandan instruments); Kareem Khalifa (guitar); Carlos Velez (percussion); Ron Rost (keyboard); Glenn Goodwin (bass guitar).
Jazz Jam, Friday, April 27, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
All jazz musicians and listeners welcome. Less experienced jazz musicians are encouraged to work on specific standards before calling one on stage.
Yuki Takeda & Friends, Friday, April 27, 8:00 – 10:00 pm
It all started a year ago on a first-year hall in Battell. Yuki Takeda (alto sax, flute), Taylor Bickford (guitar), Felix Klos (piano), Brian Parker (bass), & Adam Schreiber (drums) are back again to play jazz and groove-oriented instrumental music, which ranges from introspective to laid-back to highly energetic.
Bach Unplugged: Eric Despard, Saturday, April 28, 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Part of the Middlebury Bach Festival. Join classical guitarist Eric Despard as he unravels some of the most popular music by J.S. Bach and others.
Cats Under the Stars, Saturday, April 28, 9:00 pm – 12:00 am
Formed out of the necessity for a Jerry Garcia Tribute Band, Cats Under the Stars bring you JGB tunes with authenticity. Some of them have been playing together for a long time and some are new-found members that fit in like an old hat. They are all hard working musicians who love the music, Jerry, and performing. Their intentions, pure and simple, are to create good times, dancing, great music, and an experience you will not soon forget.
Charter House Benefit Dinner, Tuesday, May 1, 5:30 – 9:00 pm
10% of our dinner proceeds tonight will benefit the Charter House. We’ll have live music throughout the evening by Yuki Takeda, Peter Moore, Julianne Seo, Dustin Lowman, Elise Moody-Roberts, Ethan Mann, and Heather Stefek.
Charlie Hilbert, Thursday, May 3, 8:00 – 10:00 pm
New York City blues legend Charlie Hilbert has played the blues for forty years – from his time in the streets of NYC with harmonica master Nat Riddles to his recent performances with Adam Gussow, headlining Mundharmonikalive in Klingenthal, Germany, and teaching and playing at Hill Country Harmonica in Oxford, Miss. If you like traditional blues, harmonica, and slide guitar, with maybe a country or rock tune thrown in, come on down; you won’t be disappointed.
Green Drinks, Friday, May 4, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
GreenDrinks.org is a global movement aimed at connecting people informally in cities throughout the world for the purpose of brainstorming and networking on green topics in a relaxed, unstructured setting. Middlebury’s version of Green Drinks gathers the first Friday of the month, 5:30-7:30 pm. The focus is on relaxing, getting to know each other and imagining what can come next. The focus is on relaxing, getting to know each other and imagining what can come next. Come and go as your schedule allows.
Folk By Association, Friday, May 4, 9:00 pm – 12:00 am
After ten years of performing as Folk By Association, Karen Krajacic and Jill Cowen have certainly traveled a long and interesting road together. They’ve now played hundreds of shows in 26 states, gaining a reputation for both their top-notch vocal harmonies and their grassroots approach to working as independent artists. With intricate harmonies at the forefront, Folk By Association embraces elements of folk, roots, bluegrass, jazz, and world music, weaving these eclectic traditions together in a unique, contemporary way. The duo uses multiple acoustic instruments, switching off between the guitar and mandolin, throwing in a banjo here, a toy xylophone there. Said to be both nostalgic and modern, soothing and energizing, Folk By Association is both a throwback and a surprise.
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