Monday, December 10

6-8 p.m.

Dine with Local Authors

Talk with local authors about their book, your book or anything else. Short readings follow. Click link for details.


Wednesday, December 5

6:30-8:30 p.m.

Judith Lerner: Handpans

Hand Pans, if you’ve not seen or heard of them before, are a fairly new instrument. Invented in Switzerland in 2000, they’re a relative of the Steel Pan and are, as the name implies, designed to be played by hand. With 7,8, or 9 outer notes, and a central DING, they come in various tunings with exotic names. Each note is oval and has beautiful harmonics and overtones. The enchanting sound of these instruments bewitches everyone who hears them.

Sunday, December 16

1-3 p.m.

Artist's Reception: Becki Willman

Click link for details

In addition to providing delicious, healthy food, we are a culturally-rich venue for music, art, literature and community events. Unless otherwise noted, there are no cover or admission charges, and we hope that you will tip the performers generously. In order to bring you these wonderful experiences, we must insist upon a $5 minimum purchase per person. (Reservations for evening events are taken for dinner guests only. )

Note to parents: The intimacy of our space makes it a wonderful place to bring children and introduce them to the thrill of live music (and to teach them proper audience behavior)!  

Tuesdays are always quiet - a night for conversation, or scrabble with a friend, or the Very Veggie Book Club.

Friday, November 30

7-8:30 p.m.

Chris Bramble, Singer, Songwriter

Swirling thunder and wisps of sunlight, the music of Chris Bramble revels in contradiction, weaving disparate strands into an improbable musical tapestry. One moment delicate strains, the next a soaring electronic wail, the next still celebratory swirl. The inspiration remains the same, though: a heart rooted in ancient traditions of spiritual yearning, yet embracing this edgy modern world, dancing all the while. Mixing the sweetness of the West Coast with the bluntness of the East, the deep pain of observing a world losing its way and the bright joy of finding the candles in the darkness, Chris Bramble somehow resolves it all into his own unique harmony.