Jake Shimabukuro on the uke Tuesday night. Missed the show? Catch him at the NYU Skirball Center on November 30! (via Photo by grifflotz • Instagram)
Here’s what’s coming up this week at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe:
- TONIGHT: Live from Home with Jerrod Niemann Come witness this rising country star in an intimate setting. Tickets are only 25 dollars. (Monday, 8pm)
- Live from Home with Jake Shimabukuro The ukulele master shows off his skills in the bookstore. Tickets are 15 dollar. (Tuesday, 8pm)
- Adult Education: Examination of Self Panelists weigh in on everything from the romance novel, cats and manhood, and fake facebook profiles. (Wednesday, 7pm)
- Presidential Debate: Domestic Policy Join us for the first debate between the two presidential candidates. If you come to this and two other debates, you’ll get a free bucket of PBR on election night. (Wednesday, 9pm)
- Escape Velocity: A Charles Portis Miscellany Celebrate the author of True Grit and other classics with editor Jay Jennings, humorist Ray Blount Jr., singer-songwriter Rhett Miller of Old 97’s, author Calvin Trillin, and an enactment of Portis’ only play. (Thursday, 7pm)
- Two Boots Presents Americana Jamboree A Happy Hour with live music from our very own Amy Virginia Buchanan, The Brandywine Creek Boys, and Odetta Hartman. (Friday, 6:30)
HOUSING WORKS BENEFIT: “UKULELE HERO” JAKE SHIMABUKURO “If everyone played the ukulele,” asserts, “the world would be a better place.” Few, however, are likely to reach the lofty heights of technical virtuosity and genre versatility that our man Jake has brought to the four-stringed, pluck-friendly miniature guitar. No matter. His sunny disposition is contagious, and his heart is in the right place. Ditto for Housing Works — whose mission to end AIDS and homelessness gets a ukulele-infused boost, in the form of a benefit concert taking place on the very date that Shimabukuro’s latest recording is released. Produced in collaboration with Alan Parsons (engineer of the Beatles’ “Abbey Road” and Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon”), “Grand Ukulele” bends the already flexible instrument to the will of classical, blues, flamenco, rockabilly and surf rock.
Tues., Oct. 2 at 8pm (doors open at 7:30pm). At Housing Works Bookstore Cafe (126 Crosby St., btw. Houston & Prince Sts.). $15 tickets guarantee admission, but not seating. Limited seating available on a first-come, first-served basis. To purchase tickets, visit housingworksbookstore.org. For info, call 212-334-3324. Also visit jakeshimabukuro.com. (via Just Do Art! | The Villager Newspaper)
Tickets are going fast for Tuesday’s ukulele show! Get ‘em now.
Here’s a playlist for events coming up in October:
-Live from Home with Jerrod Niemann |Oct. 1| An intimate evening filled with good old country music.
-Live from Home with Jake Shimabukuro |Oct. 2| Witness the stylings of a man who can play everything from Bach to The Beatles on his ukelele.
-Live from Home with Milo Greene & Kat Edmenson |Oct. 24| This night melodic yearning and the jazz infused singer/songwriting is the perfect event for your October evening.
-Live from Home with Jesse Harris and Danielia Cotton|Oct. 29| Come down for the masterful stylings of a Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter and a soulful throwback rock & roll songstress.
-Debate 2012 |Oct. 3, 11, 22| “This Land Is Your Land” so make sure to come to the bookstore to watch the presidential debates throughout the election season.
I made y’all a Spotify playlist of our upcoming Live From Home artists! Check ‘em out, get tickets, rock out in a bookstore.
- David Wax Museum, 9/18 (tickets and info)
- Jerrod Niemann, 10/1 (tickets and info)
- Jake Shimabukuro, 10/2 (tickets and info)
- Milo Greene, 10/24 (tickets and info)
- Kat Edmonson, 10/24 (tickets and info)
- We’ll be announcing another show for 10/29 next week! Stay tuned (get it).
This week, we’ve got food, drinks, stories, and kid’s books:
- Tonight we’re celebrating the first-ever graphic novel cookbook for downtown vegetable heaven Dirt Candy with chef Amanda Cohen and her cohort. Free food from Dirt Candy, free drinks, and a dramatic reading of recipes. All the wins. Free, 7PM.
- Tomorrow is The Moth StorySLAM, theme “Unintended.” Plan to be in line by 6PM; $8 at the door.
- Wednesday at noon tickets on on sale for Live From Home with Milo Greene and Kat Edmonson, Wednesday, October 24.
- Thursday we’re celebrating Cole Stryker’s new book Hacking the Future with a panel on privacy and anonymity online. Free drinks and cheese!
- And today kicks off the weeklong Back to Books Kid’s Sale. We’ve got $1 paperbacks and it’s 30% off all kid’s books, from picture books to YA and everything in between. And don’t forget to bring your wee ones (ages 0 to 3) for Storytime and Singalong every Wednesday at 10:30 AM with Beth and Amy.
On sale this Wednesday at noon: A rare, intimate evening and album release event with ukelele star Jake Shimabukuro! Tuesday, October 2 at 8:00PM.