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MAY 2006
FRIDAY
MAY 5
8-10 MUSIC:THE STREET HAWKS: This Blues Rock
acoustic group knows how to do it right! "They're great!"
8:40 POETRY:XENIA DYAKONOVA: Russian Poetess making
a brief appearance in S.I.
SATURDAY
MAY 6th
8:00

MUSIC: CANARSIE KEN: Blues Harmonica master
It's Canarsie Ken's birthday! This Harmonica
Man has a repetoire of over a thousand songs
assembled from the world history of blues.

9:00 MUSIC: GARY AND GENIE: Acoustic/electric guitar
song duo
SUNDAY
MAY 7
1:00 MOVIE: STILL WE RIDE (30 min) Amazing film of NY
bicyclists facing NYPD corruption.
2:00 S.I. OUTLOUD: ALBANIAN POETRY YOU are
the reader, or just listen to others take turns as
BETH GORRIE facilitates this wonderful
PARTICIPATORY literary project. Bi-Lingual reading!
4:00 MOVIE: STILL WE RIDE (30 min)
FRIDAY
MAY 12
8:00 GODDESS FULL MOON CELEBRATION
Drumming, Inspirational performances, Music, Poetry,
Projections, and Open Stage for your GODDESS-related
manifestations. Facilitated by Katie and special guests.
SATURDAY
MAY13th
7:30 MUSIC: LYSERGIC ADAM - Metal-delic Un-plugged!
8:00 MUSIC: THE BASTARD TRIO - Wild improvisational JAZZ
from Madison, Wisconsin. The Bastard Trio explores
improvisation that's confrontational, yet debonair.
Cerebral ambience grows into dense sonic masses.
A solid groove emerges from chaos. Precision playing
devolves into a lurching swagger. Their sonic
explorations and spontaneous interaction produces a
music with no evident pedigree.
www.myspace.com/bastardtrio
INDIGENOUS PEOPLE'S WEEK: 
In solidarity with the United Nation's
Permanent Forum of Indigenous Peoples.
An unusual opportunity to inform yourself about some important issues and meet some great people.
   TUES
MAY 16
8pm

MOVIE: PAHA SAPA:
THE STRUGGLE FOR THE BLACK HILLS  
Lakota Sioux
and Cheyenne struggles for return of their sacred land.
With introduction and update by
TIOKASIN GHOSTHORSE
(First Voices Indigenous Radio; WBAI)

  WED
MAY 17
8pm
MOVIE: OVERTHROW OF THE HAWAI'IAN NATION
What happened when the independent nation of Hawai’i
was forcibly annexed into the USA. Introduced by
JESSE LOKAHI HEIWA
, Kanaka Maoli (Native Hawaiian)
www.hawaii-nation.org
  THURS
MAY 18
8pm
GEORGE NUKU : Internationally recognised Maori
carver and sculptor as well as a rangatira—a chief. He is
a striking and enthusiastic spokesman of re-emerging
pride among many indigenous cultures around the world.
 

FRI
MAY 19

8pm

DANIELLE SCHENANDOAH presents a film and talk
about current events in upstate NY in which Native
peoples are usurped and encroached upon by
money-power politics.
SATURDAY
MAY 20
8:00 MUSIC: CHRIS NILES: AMBIENT PASSAGE: Gorgeous
looping guitar electronics and rhythms by this S.I. original.
SUNDAY
MAY 21
4:00 JOE RICH and friends- Guitar songs and music
8:00 VAGINA MONOLOGUES Excerpts:
with Magdalena Lamaison, Leslie Greenwood,
Ashley Brockington, Peggy Wonder, Aviva Bezilla,
and others. Images by Jim Full. Come and experience
these exciting local actresses as they perform from Eve
Ensler's world-renowned collection of short plays known
as The Vagina Monologues. Powerful performances of
mind-expanding material. Adult content, discretion
advised. Snackbar will be closed during the play, so come
a bit early if you want a tea or coffee drink.
FRI - SAT
MAY 26 - 27

Favorite films by students are shared in this
End-Of-School-Year exposition.
PARTICIPATION INFO HERE.
WEDNESDAY
MAY 28th
8pm REPORT FROM IRAN : MELISSA VAN has just returned from
a visit to IRAN and brings us some surpring intelligence to
share. Her photos and experiences tell a very different story
than the one we get from the corporate media and US
government.
OF COURSE, ALL EVENTS ARE SUBJECT TO LIFE AND UNEXPECTED CHANGE

JUNE 2006
FRI-SAT
JUNE 2-3

Every Thing Goes'
Peoples Alternative Film Experiment
Experimental, art, or otherwise non-conventional "film"-making (and
related behaviors) are celebrated with an entertaining assemblage
of astounding and beautiful, bizarre and intriguing works. Featuring
Staten Island artist originals and some award-winning creations.

SATURDAY
JUNE 3rd
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DADA!!
2:00 DADA Birthday Party OPEN MIC . Cake and Performances. Party Games? Of course! DadaNYNYdada, Allergic to B's, andmany others.
DAY DE DADA Performance Art Festival.
5-11 PEOPLE'S ALTERNATIVE FILM EXPERIMENT continues with our high-quality assemblage of entertaining local experimental film and video like you’ve never seen before.
SUNDAY
JUNE 4th
4pm MUSICAL CHILDREN: Classical concert by students of
Violin Maestro, Patricio Diaz.
FRIDAY
JUNE 9th
8pm

MUSIC: JAY GOODIN: Texan Singer-Songwriter debuts his original music for Staten Island.

9pm MUSIC: VANESSA CRONAN: Original music and songs from the Pacific Northwest
SATURDAY
JUNE 10th
CLOSED GONE FISHIN' actually, to a family wedding!
SUNDAY
JUNE 11th
4pm LECTURE: HOW BIRTH ORDER PRESCRIBES YOUR
LIFE.
Birth-order expert Robert Esposito will discuss
how your ranking in your family's birthing sequence
determines aspects of your life and experience.
8:00 FULL MOON OPEN MIC & DRUM CIRCLE: Bring your
drum, your poem, your story, your imagination to share
with THE MOON.
FRIDAY
JUNE 16th
8pm BLOOMSDAY: S.I. OUTLOUD presents their fourth
annual celebration of James Joyce's comic epic,
ULYSSES
, featuring professional actors reading as
well as open reading participation by you and me!
Music by Caroline Cutroneo. Adults only, please.
SATURDAY
JUNE 17th
8pm

MUSIC: JAY GOODIN: Texan Singer-Songwriter debuts
his original music for Staten Island.

  MUSIC: DOUG "Keith Emerson" GRIM : works his magic
on the electronic keyboard
ART: JUSTIN WILLIAMS: image projections of his
original paintings, etchings, and digital composites.
SUNDAY
JUNE 18th
2pm

FATHERS' DAY MUSIC: To be announced!

WEDNESDAY
JUNE 21st
  SUMMER SOLSTICE: Back again to this pause that
refreshes, this time on the sunny side of the circle.
FRIDAY
JUNE 23rd
8pm

POETRY: JUSTIN DENHERT Long-time St.George
neighbor performs his original poetry, prose and
theatrical shorts. {Some adult language.}

8:30 MUSIC: WILL MALLORY: Come experience this Staten Island Piano Man sharing his original songs & melodies.
SATURDAY
JUNE 24th
8pm
9/11 TRUTH: MOVIE: LOOSE CHANGE Find out why
millions of Americans are demanding a REAL
investigation into what appears to be corporate and
official treason.
       FREE LOOSE CHANGE DVDs while supply lasts.
SUNDAY
JUNE 25th
3pm MUSIC: PAUL STRAYFER: S.I. guitarist extraordinaire plays his original works.
-- regular service closing at 5pm --
5-8pm

MUSIC VIDEO FILMING!
POSTPONED TO JULY 16th!
ELIJAH SAINT will be filming
his pop/rock/funk music video "Better Days Will Come"

FRIDAY
JUNE 30th
8pm FORBIDDEN SCIENCE: LAST FRIDAY OF EACH MONTH
Series includes movies, music, slides, and open mic to
share your stories!
9pm MUSIC: MOVEMENT: Live ambient electronic textures and layerings from this music and film art ensemble.

JULY 2006
SATURDAY
JULY 1st
8pm MUSIC: ALLERGIC TO B'S and friends!
Good time folk rock traditional and originals by this
group of local luminaries featuring Joan and Gary
Moore and more, much more!
CLOSED TUESDAY
JULY 4

CLOSED FOR FOURTH OF JULY INTERDEPENDENCE DAY
--- See you Wednesday July 5th!

FRIDAY
JULY 7th
8pm MUSIC: THE INDELIBLES Blues Band with Jim Indel and others
SATURDAY
JULY 8th
2pm CAVE 2: THE ASSEMBLING MAGAZINE Collective self-publishing YOU can join. Edited and facilitated by
THE SEPOY REBELLION poetry ensemble.
8pm THE SEPOY REBELLION and other CAVE participants
perform their contributed work. Illustrators' slide shows.
SUNDAY
JULY 9th
3-5pm THE RENAISSANCE STREET SINGERS
Under the direction of John Hetland, this group has
sung 15th- and 16th-century music a cappella on the
sidewalks and in the public spaces of New York City
since 1973. Come and experience this special event.
streetsingers.org
TUESDAY
JULY 11th
8pm FULL MOON OPEN MIC & DRUM CIRCLE
WEDNESDAY
JULY 12th
2pm KIDS: CRAFTY FUN SHOP with CECILLIA! Make cool
stuff!
Ages 6-10. Bi-Lingual (espanol y ingles)
FRIDAY
JULY 14th
8pm

MUSIC: CANARSIE KEN and friends! Rousing blues
harmonica concert, also featuring EDDIE LEE ISAACS
on the guitar.

SATURDAY
JULY 15th
8pm DENNIS MALENFANT and CHRIS NILES of the
CROSSFIRE GUITAR ENSEMBLE. Two masters!
SUNDAY
JULY 16th
-- regular service closing at 6pm --
6-9pm PRIVATE PARTY/ MUSIC VIDEO FILMING!
ELIJAH SAINT
will be filming his pop/rock/funk music
video "Better Days Will Come", shot and produced by
CARL TRUCHEL, right here on our stage after our
regular closing time on Sunday.
If you want to be in the video, contact us!
WEDNESDAY
JULY 19th
2pm KIDS: CRAFTY FUN SHOP with CECILLIA! Free
Childrens Art Workshop. Make cool stuff! Ages 6-10.
Bi-Lingual (espanol y ingles)
8pm MUSIC: CHRIS NILES' Ambient Passage returns!
Spectacular sounds & sights from this gifted S.I.
multi-instrumentalist composer of exotic, progressive
music in the vein of some YES material.
FRIDAY
JULY 21st
8pm BIG FRANK MIRRA  Reknowned acoustic Delta Blues
Guitarist, Slide Guitarist and singer plays authentic
roots music and other classics. Big Frank & the Healers
SATURDAY
JULY 22nd
8pm WAHOO SKIFFLE CRAZIES  had to cancel! Darn! We
like them. :-(   Well, anyway, here's the replacement:
The Fabulous TO BE ANNOUNCED!
SUNDAY
JULY 23rd
2pm ARE YOU EXPERIENCED?  Here is your chance to
inform your opinion about the UFO/Visitor phenomenon
by meeting some people who have had direct first-hand
Close Encounter experiences. See the award-winning
documentary "TOUCHED" by Laurel Chiten about
CE experiencers and the Pulitzer-Prize-winning Harvard
PhD John Mack who wrote best-selling books on the
subject.
PLUS: Paintings by experiencer-artist David Huggins;
UFO songs by Bryan and Marcy; and a tribute to
CE researcher Joseph Wiek. Guarenteed to be an
interesting and unusual time at the Book Cafe!   
 AIR CONDITIONED
WEDNESDAY
JULY 26th
2pm KIDS: CRAFTY FUN SHOP with CECILLIA! Free
Childrens Art Workshop. Make cool stuff! Ages 6-10.
Bi-Lingual (espanol y ingles)
FRIDAY
JULY 28th
8pm FORBIDDEN SCIENCE: Flex your magic muscle!
Share your stories of personal experiences with other
world-related phenomenon on our open mic. We will be
looking at the dozens of crop circle symbols that
have been popping up in fields around the world these
past few weeks, and considering their meanings.
9pm MUSIC: MOVEMENT: Live ambient electronic textures and layerings from this music and film art ensemble.
SATURDAY
JULY 29th
8-10

OPEN MIC
We open the stage up to whatever comes in the door.
Maybe you. Stories, songs, dance, slideshows, music,
paintings, technology demonstrations, performance art,
i ching reading, instructional demonstrations, stage
magic, real magic, guided visualizations, drawing
contest, comedy, jazz improv, drumming, web-site
presentation, sculpture show, pet tricks, mind-reading,
choral singing, film, what’s-happening-report, etcetera.
10 minute limit.


AUGUST 2006
WEDNESDAY
AUGUST 2nd
2pm KIDS: CRAFTY FUN SHOP with CECILLIA! Free
Childrens Art Workshop. Make cool stuff! Ages 6-10.
Bi-Lingual (espanol y ingles)
SATURDAY
AUGUST 5th
8pm MUSIC: COUNTRY WESTERN MUSIC NIGHT with
8pm RICHARD STEWART(singer songwriter) plays originals
9pm ALVIN CARD (vocalist) sings favorite tunes.
SUNDAY MATINEE
AUGUST 6th

1pm MUSIC: HARMONY TROWBRIDGE Singer-songwriter
from Toronto, Ontario! www.myspace.com/harmonytrowbridge
Kinda sounds like Maria Muldaur meets Joni Mitchell.
Her songwriting combines blues, folk, country and
twang in ways that lead the listener away from the
genre specific middle-of-the-road to a place more
original, more personal and ultimately more fresh.
Brilliant precision and lightness feels good to hear.
"Her music is a witch doctor's poultice for the heart in
need of repair."
TUESDAY
AUGUST 8th
8pm FULL MOON OPEN MIC & DRUM CIRCLE
Bring your drum and join the communication, or
borrow one of ours. Also share your stories, songs,
poetry or what-have-you during this unique OPEN MIC
format.
WEDNESDAY
AUGUST 9th
2pm KIDS: CRAFTY FUN SHOP with CECILLIA! Free
Childrens Art Workshop. Make cool stuff! Ages 6-10.
Bi-Lingual (espanol y ingles)
FRIDAY
AUGUST 11th

8pm MUSIC: PAUL STRAYFER and Friends S.I. guitarist
extraordinaire plays his original works. Opening for
Paul are some people he highly recommends. Good
music!
SATURDAY
AUGUST 12th
8pm POETRY: JUSTIN DENHERT shares
poetry and prose about love and
awareness from the perspective of a gay
man in NYC.

CANCELLED: MUSIC: WILL MALLORY

9:00 EVENT: THE MYSTERY: Improvised music with
Percussion, Bass, Synthesizer, and more.
WEDNESDAY
AUGUST 16th
2pm KIDS: CRAFTY FUN SHOP with CECILLIA! Free
Childrens Art Workshop. Make cool stuff! Ages 6-10.
Bi-Lingual (espanol y ingles)
WEDNESDAY
AUGUST 16th
6-8 HEALTH: HERBAL HOUR - DEBORAH and SHELFORD MITCHELL share information on healthier
living and natural healing.
FRIDAY
AUGUST 18th
6:30 BOOK SIGNING: MEET DOCTOR & MASTER
ZHI GANG SHA!
Join Master Sha for this powerful and
interactive healing evening. Learn how to access the
power of soul to heal, rejuvenate and transform your
life. Come experience this advanced spiritual master’s
extraordinary love, care and compassion. Open your
soul, mind and body and receive divine love,
forgiveness, compassion and light. Private
consultations are available onsite afterwards. He will
also be signing his book "Soul Mind Body Medicine: A
Complete Soul Healing System for Optimum Health
and Vitality
".  An MD in China and a TCM doctor in
Canada, Master Zhi Gang Sha authored the bestseller
“Power Healing.” Named Qigong Master of the Year in
2002, he was featured in two PBS documentaries. As
a universal healer, teacher and servant, Master Sha
transmits permanent divine healing and blessing
treasures to humanity
  8pm MUSIC: NIGHTDANCERS - Contemporary Native
American Flute Duets by GERA CLARK and JOHN
SARANTOS. Gera and John enjoy sharing their
tranquil flute music with their unique style of taking
their listeners on a musical journey by painting sound
pictures with their original contemporary native
American flute songs.
SATURDAY
AUGUST 19th
8pm MUSIC: IN LA 'KECH Shamanic
music by TUGATO and friends features
Digeridoo, Synthesizer, Percussion,
Guitar, Voice, Indigenous Flutes, Pan
Pipes, Incan whistles, and other exotic
musical instruments. Accompanied by a
mystic slideshow.
WEDNESDAY
AUGUST 23rd
2pm KIDS: CRAFTY FUN SHOP with CECILLIA! Free
Childrens Art Workshop. Make cool stuff! Ages 6-10.
Bi-Lingual (espanol y ingles)
FRIDAY
AUGUST 25th

8pm FORBIDDEN SCIENCE:
Flex your magic muscle! STEVE JONES shares
slides, movies, facts and ideas relating to our
larger reality, our cosmic neighborhood, and
the suppression of free inquirey. We will look at the
mysterious CROP CIRCLE SYMBOLS that have
popped up in fields around the world in recent days.
9pm MUSIC: MOVEMENT: Live electronic songs and psychedelic soundscapes by this S.I. duo.
SATURDAY
AUGUST 26th
8-10 OPEN MIC We open the stage up to whomever wants
to share. Maybe you. Stories, songs, dance,
slideshows, music, paintings, technology demo,
performance art, i ching reading, instructional demo,
stage magic, real magic, guided visualizations, drawing
contest, comedy, jazz improv, drumming, web-site
presentation, sculpture show, pet tricks, mind-reading,
choral singing, film, what’s-happening-report, etcetera.
10 minute limit.
TUESDAY
AUGUST 29th
6-8 HEALTH: HERBAL HOUR - DEBORAH and SHELFORD
MITCHELL share information on healthier living and
natural healing. Learn and live!
WEDNESDAY
AUGUST 30th
2pm KIDS: CRAFTY FUN SHOP with CECILLIA! Free
Childrens Art Workshop. Make cool stuff! Ages 6-10.
Bi-Lingual (espanol y ingles)

SEPTEMBER 2006
FRIDAY
SEPT 1st
8pm BIG FRANK MIRRA - This excellent blues guitar man
always blows us away when he plays here. His songs
have such detail and sensitivity, even when rocking the
house down. Heart and soul, truly masterful renditions
of blues classics.
SATURDAY
SEPT 2nd
8pm MUSIC: JENNIFER HAASE website
"Where the music is folkie-twang-pop,
the musings are inspired and the
humor is hit or miss but we're not
aiming for perfect, Darlin', we just
wanna have a good time. "
THURSDAY
SEPT 7th
 

FULL MOON, LUNAR ECLIPSE=2:52pm EDT
(Ask etg Carl about OrCha...)
NO FULL MOON DRUMMING HERE THIS MONTH.

FRIDAY
SEPT 8th
8pm

MUSIC: DENNIS MALENFANT of the
CROSSFIRE GUITAR ENSEMBLE
renders popular favorites exquisitely
with his amazing guitar playing skills
and soulful heart connection to the
music.

SATURDAY
SEPT 9th
6pm ART RECEPTION: JUSTIN WILLIAMS Celebrating the
artist and his incredible oil paintings before he
relocates to HAWAI’I in a couple of weeks.
8pm MOVIE: ETG CARL'S FAVORITE About FREE WILL and GIANT ROBOTS.
THURSDAY
SEPT 14th
8pm STORIES: AVIVA BEZILLA and TIOKASIN GHOSTHORSE "The Birds Who Flew Through Time"
Delightful and profound symbolic tale of travelers
awakening to higher awareness. Features live music and
an animated backdrop.
  PLUS: ZULEMA SCHACHNER (from Israel): “To Fly"
FRIDAY
SEPT 15th
8pm MUSIC: ALLERGIC TO B's and friends! Good time folk-rock traditional
and originals by JOAN MOORE
(ukelele), GARY MOORE(guitar) and
JIM CLARK(banjo). Brilliant, lively and
fun; these folks are a musical breath of
fresh air!
SATURDAY
SEPT 16th
8pm MUSIC: THE INDELIBLES - JIM INDEL
and crew bring their big professional
sound to the Book Cafe. A rocking
mix of R&B standards and originals.
SUNDAY
SEPT 17th
2-5 BENEFIT: CHILDREN'S ART and TALENT SHOW
Art sale to benefit FARM SANCTUARY . Artwork by
children of all ages will be sold and all the proceeds will
be donated.
Also, a Kids Talent Show of music, dance, comedy
and more! To perform, email to ALYSIA.
WEDNESDAY
SEPT 20th
8-10

MOVIES: !LOL! A night of laugh out loud short films
hosted by ANN MARIE SELZER of the NY Underground
Film Festival. See The Staten Island Catapult movie ,
Super Broker Shuffle, and industrial Television weirdness!
100% Guarantee to Laugh out loud...
... or your money Back!

FRIDAY
SEPT 22nd
8pm

ASTROLOGY: SOLAR ECLIPSE: Astrological analysis
of this interesting moment which includes a NEW
MOON, a SOLAR ECLIPSE at 29• of Virgo, cusp of
Libra, EQUINOX, and a date (9/22) that is a “Master
Number”. S.I. Astrologer E. ANTHONY will guide us in a
look at all this stuff... !

9pm MUSIC: CASUAL ELECTRONIC LOUNGE: Layered
musical improv by DAUGHS
SATURDAY
SEPT 23rd
8pm MUSIC: JAY GOODIN If you like Bruce
Springsteen, you may like this Staten
Islander. He rocks originals and more
with soul and heartfelt lyrics.
9:00 MUSIC: TRISH and CHRISTOPH, THE DUZER DUO:
S.I.’s pop darlings perform from their set of “SONGS
FROM THE NORTH SHORE” with their evolving sound
and slideshow.
FRIDAY
SEPT 29th
8pm FORBIDDEN SCIENCE: Flex your magic muscle! STEVE
JONES DAUGHS shares images, movies, facts and ideas
relating to strange and interesting real things that, for
whatever reason, are kept out of the general public
awareness. This month: ROBOTS and some real
WEIRDNESS ON MARS!
9pm MUSIC: MOVEMENT_: Live psychedelic songs and
soundscapes by this S. I. electronica duo.
SATURDAY
SEPT 30th
8pm MUSIC: CHRIS NILES Ambient
Passage
. Spectacular music by this
gifted S.I. multi-instrumentalist
composer of exotic, progressive music
in the vein of some of the YES material.
Check it out!

OCTOBER 2006
WEDNESDAY
OCT 4
8pm THEATER: FROM NORWAY!!
Ibsen's "White Horses of Rosmersholm"
created and performed by 8 students of the Askepott
Theatre in Grimstad, Norway. Directed by Lars Arstad.
www.kjerka.com/kultur/white-horses-of-rosmersholm.htm

Deadline to let Joe know you want to have your work
in the next ETG Assembling Magazine project:
"THE FLOATING SPARROW"
Click here to Email Joe
FRIDAY
OCT 6
8pm Eddie Lee Isaacs Blues guitar man with deep roots. His
music has been likened to BB King, Muddy Waters, T-Bone
Walker, Buddy Guy, Chuck Berry, The Fabulous
Thunderbirds, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Clapton and more.
Eddie has backed up blues legends Big Walter Horton,
Snooky Pryor, and Jimmie Rodgers at clubs such as Tramps,
Chicago Blues and Manny’s Car Wash in NYC.
Check him out here on the ETG stage!
SATURDAY
OCT 7
4-8

ART SALON with Chris Niles. Artists are invited to share their
vision and experience. Paintings, music, slideshow, poetry,
etc: Show and tell, and a group conversation about the
creative process. Come and see what this is about.

8pm FULL MOON DRUM CIRCLE: Bring your drum or use one of
ours! Open up that heart and tune in.
SUNDAY
OCT 8
2-9pm

ETG BOOK CAFE FIRST ANNIVERSARY!!!
A day of performances every half hour, ending with
a Drum Circle at 8pm. Please come and celebrate
with us our first 365 days!
Performances by Paul
Strayfer, Allergic To B's, Zeroboy, El Raka, Andrew
Keating, and more to be announced!

MONDAY
OCT 9
closed INDIGENOUS PEOPLE'S DAY
FRIDAY
OCT 13
8pm KAYKA! brings her modern rock/bluesy/theatrical originals
and more back to our stage. www.kaykamusic.com
9pm J GOODIN solo electric guitar songwriter plays beautifully
and sings with an earthy soul. Very good rocking sound.
SATURDAY
OCT 14
7pm CLEVE OVERTON: Local artist and author reads from
his book "In The Shadow Of Liberty". Also Q&A.
8:30 MOVIE: "IRAQ FOR SALE" by Brave New Films.
A new documentary about the private corporations making
a killing in Iraq. Does the name "HALLIBURTON" ring a
bell? There's more.
FRIDAY
OCT 20
8pm MUSIC: TUGATO This Chilean-American plays synthesizer,
flutes, guitar and percussion making beautiful soundtrack to
his spectaular and mind-opening slideshow. Don't miss it!
  9pm MUSIC: JUDE ROSS 25 year old indie-folker from the south...
Listen to tracks from his new record--www.myspace.com/judeross
SATURDAY
OCT 21
2-5 ETG ASSEMBLING MAGAZINE edition#3!
This day is the publication assembling party for the third
edition, titled: THE FLOATING SPARROW and sheparded
by JOE SCHMIDT. If you want your work to be in this
edition, email Joe.
8pm Live readings from The Floating Sparrow by the
contributers themselves. Plus a slideshow of the
contributers' artwork.
FRIDAY
OCT 27
8pm FORBIDDEN SCIENCE: Flex your magic muscle! STEVE JONES DAUGHS shares images, movies, facts and ideas relating to strange and interesting real things that, for whatever reason, are kept out of the general public awareness.
This month's subjects: TO BE ANNOUNCED
9pm MUSIC: MOVEMENT: Live psychedelic songs and soundscapes by this S. I. electronica duo.
SATURDAY
OCT 28
8pm VINTAGE HALLOWEEN - Stories and Songs!  Written & performed by GRANT BARRETT. Great entertainment
PLUS lots of fun prizes and great trick-or-treat-bag stuff for
everyone. Free Raffle! Free CD of Halloween songs!
Come and enjoy this fun show!
SUNDAY
OCT 29
3pm THEATER: "Evening Hour in Late Autumn"
GRANT BARRET performs his adaptation of a play that has a
macabre theme, involving a world-famous author who writes
about the actual murders he commits in real life. 25 mins.
more dates to be announced

NOVEMBER 2006
FRIDAY
NOV 3
8pm MUSIC: MILK THE DOG and friends: Music by various artists in
the circle of powerful singer, MILK THE DOG, including guitarist
PAUL STRAYFER.
SATURDAY
NOV 4
8pm MUSIC: RAICES GROUP: Traditional and contemporary
indigenous music from all across the Andes mountains, and
with a ceremonial opening by TUGATO himself.
9pm OPEN: FULL MOON DRUM CIRCLE: Bring your drum or use
one of ours! Open up that heart and tune in.
SUNDAY
NOV 5
2pm CLOSING PARTY for BARUTI's PAINTINGS! Last chance to
bask in their vibe at ETG Book Cafe.

MUSIC: PRASHANT MICHAEL JOHN: From India, this master of
the guitar, bamboo flute and voice, who performs internationally
with his ensemble,www.tandava.com , will be joined by TIOKASIN
GHOSTHORSE
firstvoices.org , a 7th generation Native American
flute-maker who also performs internationally ... A one time only,
not to be missed collaboration between two very special musicians...

FRIDAY
NOV 10
8pm

MUSIC: DENNIS MALENFANT Masterful guitarist, Malenfant
plays diverse familiar tunes with extraordinairy richness.

SATURDAY
NOV 11
8pm

POETRY: ELEVENeleven with THE SEPOY REBELLION:
Alan Coleman, Will Wynn, Margueritte Maria Rivas and
musician/composer Doug Principato, will wax poetic all over the
place in their distinctive and entertaining style.

SUNDAY
NOV 12
2pm KIDS: ALYSIA's MUSICAL INSTRUMENT WORKSHOP!
Kids build drums and other instruments using recycled
materials, and then perform them! as part of this special
fun-shop by the amazing ALYSIA. Donations accepted to
benefit COFFEE KIDS, the non-profit organization that
works to improve the lives of children and families in
coffee-growing communities.
FRIDAY
NOV 17
8pm

MUSIC: WAHOO SKIFFLE CRAZIES: Washboard, Jug,
washtub-bass, ukelele, kazoo? This band of frolicking funsters
deliver delights in rowsing song using these instruments and
more. You gotta take this opportunity to have this kind of fun.

SATURDAY
NOV 18
8pm POETRY: HOWL! Allen Ginsberg's great poem
has it's 50th publication anniversary this year!
So we will have a participatory reading event
with Beth Gorrie's S.I. OUTLOUD. Come and
join in this re-experiencing of a modern classic.
SUNDAY
NOV 19
4pm REVERAND BILLY Comes To Staten Island!
Experience the world-famous political parody of
Reverand Billy of the Church of Stop-Shopping
as he delivers his anticorporatist,
environmentalist
messages accompanied by the
Stop-Shopping Gospel Choir. It's gonna be big!
WEDNESDAY
NOV 22
7-10

OPEN: ART SALON
Calling all Visual Artists! Painters, sculptors, photographers,
illustrators, computer animators, etcetera. Bring paintings,
slideshow, sculptures, sketchbook, CD-ROM, DVD, VHS,
whatever. Bring some creations here, show them to other artists,
tell about it. We want to meet other creative people, and talk
about the nature of creativity.

FRIDAY
NOV 24
8pm TIOKASIN GHOSTHORSE: Cancelled his cancellation and
delivered a wonderful talk about the Indigenous perspective
of life with earth contrasted with the non-indigenous attitude of
life ON earth. A 7th generation flute maker, he performed with
several of his instruments beautiful haunting and evocative
tunes. Listen to Tiokasin's radio program on WBAI "FIRST
VOICES INDIGENOUS RADIO" 99.5FM, thurs 10am
.
SATURDAY
NOV 25
8-10 OPEN MIC
We open the stage up to whoever comes in the
door. Maybe you. Share your stories, songs,
dance, slideshows, music, paintings,
technology demonstrations, performance art,
i ching reading, instructional demonstrations,
stage magic, real magic, guided visualizations,
drawing contest, comedy, jazz improv,
drumming, web-site presentation, sculpture how, pet tricks, mind-reading, choral singing, film, what’s-
happening-report, etcetera.
We will see what joins us tonight. Every thing goes!
7 minute limit.
SUNDAY
NOV 26
4pm A TURKEY FOR THE STUFFING -
THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY SONGS AND
STORIES

The Broadway entertainer GRANT BARRETT is back! He brings his
extraordinary talent to entertain us again
performing quirky stories and songs,
acting every detail. Like in the delightfully
fantastic Halloween show he did here last month, audience
members will receive a free Treat Bag, win Thanksgiving
prizes in the "Turkey Trivia" game, and more. Please come and
experience this unusually wonderful entertainment.
His website is Holiday Songs and Stories.com
more dates to be announced

DECEMBER 2006
FRIDAY
DEC 1
8pm MUSIC: TRISH and CHRISTOPH RECORD RELEASE PARTY:
That SONGS OF THE NORTH SHORE duo T.A.C. have finally
completed their new long-awaited CD, and at this coming out party
they will be playing with new slideshows and multimedia
song-video performances. Come out and celebrate!
SATURDAY
DEC 2
8pm POETRY: S.I.OUTLOUD presents HOMER'S ILLIAD and
ODYSSEY:
BETH GORRIE brings us together with the original
great adventure story, the amazing tale of the wandering hero.
You and everyone else who comes will be able to participate in the
reading of stories from THE ODYSSEY.
PLUS special guest JONATHAN BRICKLIN will lead us in a
musical chant from THE ILLIAD, in the ancient language of
classical greek. Live music and a few surprises. Join us for
read-aloud literary fun.
SUNDAY
DEC 3
-  
TUESDAY
DEC 5
8pm

MUSIC: FULL MOON DRUMMING CIRCLE
Come on and join us in this informal circle of play
and/or active listening. We have drums, but bring
yours if you can. The more the merrier.

FRIDAY
DEC 8
8pm

MUSIC: BIG FRANK MIRRA - This excellent
blues guitar man always blows us away when he
plays here. His songs have such detail and
sensitivity, even when rocking the house down.
Heart and soul, truly masterful renditions of blues
classics.

SATURDAY
DEC 9
8pm POETRY/MUSIC: J. J. HAYES:
JJ is number 82 on Neil Young's top 1,000 Songs Of The Times
and one of the best poet/performers we have seen. Check it out
this Staten Island original.
  9pm MUSIC: J. GOODIN:
Rocking original electric guitar master is a songwriter that
reminds us of Bruce Springstein. Good stuff!
SUNDAY
DEC 10
-  
FRIDAY
DEC 15
8pm

MUSIC: ALLERGIC TO B's and friends: IT'S GARY MOORE'S
BIRTHDAY!!! and this is the party! Friends of Gary Moore, come
and celebrate with us. Don't know Gary? His musicianship is
exceptional and his personality is infectious. Come watch
and listen! Special guests and CAKE TOO.

HAPPY HANNUKAH!

SATURDAY
DEC 16
7:30

MUSIC: EL RAKA and friends! Incredible acapela vocalist and
personality EL RAKA sings her soul and evokes powerful feelings
with material from opera to folk-spiritual to pop. She and
her posse bring something rare and special that will lift and
shine your spirit.

HAPPY HANNUKAH! day 1

SUNDAY
DEC 17
-
HAPPY HANNUKAH! day 2
THURSDAY
DEC 21
8:00

SPECIAL: RETURNING OF THE LIGHT
WINTER SOLSTICE with GYPSY FLUTES and friends

Join ROBERT "Bobaloo" and TRACY BASEY, CARL PECKHAM,
TIOKASIN GHOSTHORSE, ASHLEY BROCKINGTON and others
for songs, stories, drums and a ceremony to pay homage and
attention to this celestial moment, the longest night of the year
and the brink of the new dawn.

HAPPY HANNUKAH! day 6

FRIDAY
DEC 22
8pm MUSIC: THE INDELIBLES "CHRISTMAS ON STATEN ISLAND"
The rocking-est, Blues-iest Christmas show you'll ever see, |
featuring the fabulous new song "Christmas on Staten Island" and
other Indelible delights. Light-hearted musical fun.

HAPPY HANNUKAH! day 7

Happy Birthday ETG Katie!
SATURDAY
DEC 23
8-10 MUSIC: ACOUSTIC SOUL PIE with CHRISIE AND CRAIG!
Five-time Asbury Music Awards nominees, CHRISIE SANTONI and CRAIG SMITH are Grand Prize winners of the Unisong worldwide songwriting contest, and are creative and lively performers. They’re very good!

HAPPY HANNUKAH! day 8

SUNDAY
DEC 24
- WE ARE OPEN TIL 5pm
MONDAY
DEC 25
- HAPPY CHRISTMAS!
TUESDAY
DEC 26
- WE ARE CLOSED!
FRIDAY
DEC 29
8pm FORBIDDEN SCIENCE: THE HISTORY OF REAL ROBOTS:
Using video, historical and recent photos, STEVE DAUGHS will
guide you through the history of the ARTIFICIAL HUMAN BEING
from its beginngs in the imagination to its dawning reality in our
world today. Most people are unaware of the real-life advances in
the developement of the ANDROID. Come on up and see what's
really going on, and some of the interesting places we seem to be heading.
SATURDAY
DEC 30
8pm OPEN MIC
We open the stage up to whoever comes in the
door. Maybe you. Share your stories, songs,
dance, slideshows, music, paintings,
technology demonstrations, performance art,
i ching reading, instructional demonstrations,
stage magic, real magic, guided visualizations,
drawing contest, comedy, jazz improv,
drumming, web-site presentation, sculpture how, pet tricks, mind-reading, choral singing, film, what’s-happening-report, etcetera.
We will see what joins us that night. Every thing goes!
7 minute limit.
SUNDAY
DEC 31
- WE ARE CLOSED! HAPPY NEW YEAR!
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