Celebrate the holidays the right way with delicious pizza from our neighbor Two Boots and great music from the lovely and talented Odetta Hartman and Friends. And, of course, all the beer you can convince yourself to drink in the name of charity. Tonight, 6pm.
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)
The music he has made since then with his band David Wax Museum defies easy definition, though some call it Mexo-Americana. He draws on the roots music he grew up with — blues, folk-rock, bluegrass — but he uses Mexican rhythms, folk instruments, vocal phrasings. He even adopts the song structures of “son,” with its repeated lines, and his lyrics, while humorously confessional in the best American folk-rock vein, have a touch of Latin imagery to them.
All this makes for a lively and rustic cross-border mix: lonesome Appalachian harmonies over mariachi horn lines and rhythms you might hear at a rural dance in Veracruz or San Luis Potosí. Onstage Mr. Wax often plays a jarana, an eight-stringed baroque guitar, while the other core member of his band, the fiddle player Suz Slezak, sometimes picks up a quijada, the percussion instrument made from the jawbone of an ass. (via David Wax and Suz Slezak on Their Music’s Mexican Influence - NYTimes.com)
Catch David Wax Museum HERE in two weeks, on Tuesday, September 18. Tickets only $15 and on sale now.
This week at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe: magic, comedy, and bluegrass.
- Tonight is pick up for World Book Night givers! To find out more, visit World Book Night.
- Storytime and Singalong for Kids returns at a new time, 10:30AM Wednesdays!
- Wednesday, April 18, 7PM FREE
Better Book Club: Magic
The hotly anticipated and highly recommended second installment of Dan Wilbur’s Better Book Club asks: which is better, fake magic, or real magic? Attempting to answer will be Lev Grossman (The Magicians, The Magician King), Haley Tanner (Vaclav & Lena), comedian Adam Conover, and an ACTUAL MAGICIAN, Harrison Greenbaum.
- Thursday, April 19, 7PM $8 at the door
The Moth StorySLAM: Armor
You know the drill: 10 stories, 3 teams of judges, 1 winner. Always sells out, arrive early, seating is limited.
- Friday, April 20, 6–8:30PM, FREE
Two Boots Presents Americana Jamboree
We had so much fun last time we’re doing it again, this time with pizza! Enjoy music from the Calamity Janes and Gryphon Rue for a boot-stompin’ down-home edition of our amazing Friday night happy hour.
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