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other December events & looking toward the new year

The Club at La Mama
invites you to
MONDAY - 12/15 - 8PM -
Poets spew hot lead in the oral tradition of
hypnotrance wordfire for your
entertainment and delight
Kristen Prevallet, Bakar Wilson, Basil King,
Wanda Phipps, Vincent Katz, Ilka Scobie and Valery Oisteanu.

Hosted by Jeffrey Cyphers Wright and William Electric Black.



Tuesday, December 16

The Dream of the Ants
This will be this ensembles first performance and
will be premiering a new multi-sectional,
through-composed work entitled, The Machine
FREE($5 donation if you'd like)

Stain Bar
766 Grand St.
Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Terrence McManus-acoustic guitar
Ellery Eskelin-saxophone
Gerry Hemingway-percussion
Thursday, January 1
Transcendental Numbers
The Stone
corner ave. C and e.2nd st.
Terrence McManus-acoustic and electric guitars
Mark Helias-bass
Gerry Hemingway-drum set
A classic (un)guitar trio acting as a
derivative of the micro and the macro,
brought to a state of unity,
but retaining the original three separate substances.

New videos of Terrence McManus and Gerry Hemingway:

Terrence McManus


Brooklyn Reading Works Presents:
Feast A Benefit for Helping Hands Food Pantr

DECEMBER 18 at 8 pm:
FEAST, Savory Syllables on Sustenance. Writers on Food

Brooklyn Reading Works presents Feast, Savory Syllables on Sustenance. Writers on Food. Curated by Michele Madigan Somerville. A benefit for the Helping Hands Food Pantry. Suggested donation: $5 (but pay what you wish). Includes drinks and snacks.

Tom Rayfiel
Ame Gilbert
Nava Renek
Jill Eisenstadt
Sharon Mesmer
Sophia Romero
Michele Madigan Somerville
Louise Crawford

January 22: New Works by Brooklyn Playwrights curated by Rosemary Moore

February 12: Cupid's Arrow: A Valentine's Reading curated by Marian Fontana

March 12: The Third Annual Memoir-A-Thon curated by Branka Ruzak

April 23: Fiction in a Blender curated by Raina Washington

May 14: Edgy Mother's Day Event curated by Michele Madigan Somerville, Sophia Romero and Amy Sohn

June 11: Annual Reading of Montauk Basement Writers

The Where and When

Feast: Writers on Food
Thursday, December 18, at 8 p.m.
The Old Stone House in Park Slope's Washington Park (formerly JJ Byrne Park) Fifth Avenue between 3rd and 4th Streets 718-768-3195 or 718-288-4290.

This reading is a benefit for the Helping Hands Food Pantry, which donates emergency food supplies to those living in Prospect Heights, Fort Greene and Park Slope. A $5 donation is requested but pay what you wish. Includes wine and light refreshments.

Brooklyn Reading Works.
Fiction. Poetry. Memoir. Plays.
A monthly reading series at the
Old Stone House in Park Slope
produced by Louise Crawford.


The Artful Dodger (Kevin Quinn) and Oliver (Lily Spellman)

“Consider Yourself” invited to enjoy the musical Oliver! Brought to life by Stages, a Children’s Theatre Workshop, Inc., the Tony award winning musical will be performed at the Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor by the young actors of Stages on Saturday, December 20th, at 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM, and Sunday, December 21st, at 2:00 PM. The classic Charles Dickens tale of Oliver Twist with music, lyrics, and book by Lionel Bart, is brought to life with exciting drama, pathos, humor, and all the Tony-winning songs that have become part of Broadway musical history. Sure to delight audiences of all ages, Oliver! will make a musical memory to be shared by the entire family.

Oliver! is directed and choreographed by Helene Leonard with musical accompaniment provided by Amanda Jones and James Benard. The set design is by Robin Richards and Goran Petmil; costumes are by Barbara Oldak.

Nancy (Liz Oldak) and Fagin's Gang

Oliver! is a glorious musical filled with unforgettable songs, dancing, and heart, guaranteeing a night filled with laughter, tears, and a lifting of the spirit.

Tickets for Oliver! are only $15 and can be purchased by calling the
Bay Street Theatre box office at 631-725-9500.
Lily Spellman as Oliver


womens work
They're back from Botswana!
Go see what they brought back with them. They have new canvas safari bags,
artwork, baskets, fair trade coffee, and beauty products.


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