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Beginning this Friday night, December 11th to 12.17 and beyond...

Carkodrillos, knife-tailed owls, knuckledogs, sea monsters and other oddities.... Join author Daniel A. Rabuzzi and illustrator Deborah Mills as they read from Daniel's new fantasy novel The Choir Boats and display the art Deborah created to illustrate the book. Discuss with them how they collaborate (even as they remain happily married!).

The Observatory
Friday, December 11, 2009
TIME: 8:00 PM

543 Union St., Brooklyn, NY
(Click here for directions.)
MORE: Admission $5

Deborah Mills Woodcarving
1205 Manhattan Ave.
Brooklyn, New York 11222

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Saturday 12.11.09
DOG TALK in the morning AT 11 AM on NPR station Peconic Public Broadcasting 88.3
Berni Unti, a Top Dog from the Humane Society of the United States about public reactions to HSUS working with Michael Vicks to educate against dog fighting - and LYDIA BEST, about the joys of volunteering for a week at the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Utah and meeting the Michael Vicks rescued fighting dogs.

DOG TALK & CAT CHAT in the evening at 10 PM on WOR 710 JOAN RIVERS asks Tracie "Can we Talk?" about issues with her dogs.

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Spend the Holidays with
Stages “Cinderella” at
Bay Street Theatre

Stages, A Children’s Theatre Workshop, Inc. is bringing the time-honored fairy tale classic of “Cinderella” to The Bay Street Theater just in time for the holidays. This new musical version, adapted by Jerry Leonard, with music and lyrics by Jerry Leonard and John Petrone, is directed by Helene Leonard. It features a cast of 30 young actors ages 8-20. Amanda Jones and James Benard provide the musical accompaniment.

Performances are Friday December 11th at 7:30 PM,
Saturday December 12th at 2:00PM,
Sunday December 13th at 2:00PM.

Tickets are $15 and are available at
The Bay Street Theatre box office
Wednesday through Saturday from 11AM -6PM,
or by
calling the Bay Street Theatre box office at

Don’t wait until midnight;
put on your glass slippers and grab the next coach to
the Bay Street Theatre to see a magical, musical production of
Stages’ “Cinderella”

Photo, clockwise: Mackenzie Engeldrum (Stepsister),
Dorothy Mackey (Stepmother),Sarah Moliski (Stepsister),
and Laura Nikolich (Cinderella).

Leslie Ferretti Holiday Pottery Show
Saturday and Sunday
12.12 & 12.13.09

449 37th Street
btw 4th & 5th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY

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BPL Chamber Players
Dr. S. Stevan Dweck Center for
Contemporary Culture
Central Library

**December 13, 2009 @ 1:30PM
Guys from the Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
Andy Stein, violin and saxophones, etc.
Pat Donahue, guitars
Rich Dworsky, piano
Gary Raynor, double bass
Peter Johnson, drums
December 13, 2009 @ 4PM
Adela Peña, violin
Jessica Lee, violin
Ah Ling Neu, viola
Roberta Cooper, cello
Peter Weitzner, double bass

**Bonus Performance!

Central Library
10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11238

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Literary Tuesday, with host Pam Laskin
7:30 with open mic to follow

December 15-Katrinka Moore’s book Thief was recently released by BlazeVOX [books]. She is a member of the One O’clock Poets, which published an anthology, The Full Green Hour, in 2008. Moore’s chapbook, This is Not a Story, won the New Women’s Voices prize and was published by Finishing Line Press in 2003. Maria Lisella has written two chapbooks, Amore on Hope Street (Finishing Line Press) and Two Naked Feet (Poets Wear Prada). Her poetry has appeared in NY Quarterly, Feile-Festa, Oberon, The Paterson Literary Review, Skidrow Penthouse, Liquer 44 (in French) and in the anthology, Avanti Popolo: Italian American Writers Sail Beyond Columbus. She is the Program Coordinator for the Italian American Writers Association and is co-editing an anthology based on those readings. She was a finalist in 2007 in the competition for Poet Laureate of Queens. She lives in Long Island City and is a travel editor for a national publication. Holly Anderson, poet and lyricist, can be heard on Peg Simone’s forthcoming record, Secrets from the Storm on Table of the Elements/Radium. Online or in print, you can see her work in Admit Two, Conduit, Fringe, Gargoyle, MungBeing, Qarrtsiluni, Rampike, Tattoo Highway and The Mom Egg.

F/R Train to 4th Avenue/9th Street
(btwn 5th and 6th St.)

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Thursday, December 17, 2009, 6 - 8 PM
“The Medicine Woman of Jazz” with PO’JAZZ
Downstairs at The Cornelia Street Café

29 Cornelia Street
Greenwich Village

doors open at 5:30
Jazz begins at 5:45
$15 ($10 students with ID)
includes one drink (cash only)

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