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The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center

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605 Main Street
Middletown, 06457 United States
860-347-4957 http://www.buttonwood.org

September 2015

World Fusion By CINTAMANI

September 17, 2015 @ 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center, 605 Main Street
Middletown, 06457 United States
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$10

Raw food treats by JUSTFOOD

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Searson (Celtic Pop)

September 18, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center, 605 Main Street
Middletown, 06457 United States
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$15.00
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Simple Tai Chi

September 19, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center, 605 Main Street
Middletown, 06457 United States
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Jazz-Apero

September 19, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center, 605 Main Street
Middletown, 06457 United States
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$25.00
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Anything Goes Open Mic

September 21, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center, 605 Main Street
Middletown, 06457 United States
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$3 – $5
Microphone

Hosted by J Cherry & Tim, Alan Bradley, John Way, and Karen Stein. Sign up at 7:30pm.

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Anything Goes Open Mic

September 21, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center, 605 Main Street
Middletown, 06457 United States
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$3 – $5
Microphone

Hosted by J Cherry & Tim, Alan Bradley, John Way, and Karen Stein. Sign up at 7:30pm.

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Anything Goes Open Mic

September 28, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center, 605 Main Street
Middletown, 06457 United States
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$3 – $5
Microphone

Hosted by J Cherry & Tim, Alan Bradley, John Way, and Karen Stein. Sign up at 7:30pm.

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October 2015

Art Walk – Tom Pender

October 1, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center, 605 Main Street
Middletown, 06457 United States
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Tom Pender Painting

The Art Walk, previously named Gallery Walk, is a community effort to encourage city residents, visitors, and tourists to explore our developing Downtown Arts District. Come take a tour of North End artistic venues on FIRST THURSDAYS May to October and enjoy art shows, music and refreshments. This month's gallery features Faces and Places: Artwork by Tom Pender of CenterSpring Studio His paintings will be on display for the month of October Donations Welcomed

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Michael Sheridan Trio

October 2, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center, 605 Main Street
Middletown, 06457 United States
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$10
Michael Sheridan

For the past year and a half the Michael Sheridan Trio (www.michaelsheridanmusic.com) has delighted audiences around New York City with robust and vibrant interpretations of tangos, waltzes, gypsy jazz, flamenco and classical music. The new CD “...but that’s not why ships are built” will be available for sale at all performances. “There’s so much cool music in the world,” says Sheridan. “My Dad loved Motown, my Mom loved the Beatles and everybody in the family loved Bing, Frank and Big…

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Sherman Ewing Duo

October 3, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center, 605 Main Street
Middletown, 06457 United States
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$12
Sherman Ewing

Sherman Ewing’s music is his own unique mix, suggesting a maturity, despite his 40 young years, that comes from development of a multi-dimensional sound. That sound can be traced back to his native Minnesota, a virtual rock and roll holy land of the Midwest. His sound is also seasoned through two decades of experience as a street wise singer/songwriter in New York City.

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IMPROV Great Make Believe Society

October 4, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center, 605 Main Street
Middletown, 06457 United States
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$5
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Moments of Gratitude

October 5, 2015 @ 7:45 pm - 8:00 pm
The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center, 605 Main Street
Middletown, 06457 United States
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Free
Moments of Gratitude

Sharing our gratitude to build positive energy and encouragement!

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Anything Goes Open Mic

October 5, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center, 605 Main Street
Middletown, 06457 United States
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$3 – $5
Microphone

Hosted by J Cherry & Tim, Alan Bradley, John Way, and Karen Stein. Sign up at 7:30pm.

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Laughter Yoga & Vegetarian Potluck

October 6, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center, 605 Main Street
Middletown, 06457 United States
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$3 – $5
Mylene Poitras

Every first Tuesday Laughter Yoga is at 6 pm, and a Vegetarian Potluck follows at 7. Some benefits of laughter yoga include: Easy and fun exercise for health and happiness, reduces stress instantly, strengthens immune system, keeps you in a good mood and cheerful throughout the day, oxygenates your brain and makes you feel more energetic, keeps positive mental attitude in difficult times. No mats needed!

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Charles Xavier – XMan

October 9, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center, 605 Main Street
Middletown, 06457 United States
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$15
Xman Charles Xavier

The XMan, called Rara Avis, “rare bird” by DownBeat magazine, has created amazing arrangements of ambient vibraphone infused with electronic music and digital FX's plus an arsenal of custom X-sounds tailored for the BOSCO Tour 2015-2016! The tour includes only three performances in New England, and The XMan is very excited about his show at The Buttonwood Tree!

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Doug White Jazz Quintet

October 10, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center, 605 Main Street
Middletown, 06457 United States
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$10
Doug White Quintet

Composer, singer, tenor saxophonist featured throughout Europe and the East Coast with legendary singer, Annie Ross, (of Lambert, Hendricks and Ross fame), Doug White, founder of independent jazz record label Juniper Records, has enjoyed international acclaim at the helm of his own trios and quartets since the early 1970's. Offering a program that ranges from bop to ballads, catchy original material as well as great standards, blues and modern-style improvising, Doug has entertained in New York City, London, Paris and…

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Moments of Gratitude

October 12, 2015 @ 7:45 am - 8:00 pm
The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center, 605 Main Street
Middletown, 06457 United States
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Free
Moments of Gratitude

Sharing our gratitude to build positive energy and encouragement!

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Anything Goes Open Mic

October 12, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center, 605 Main Street
Middletown, 06457 United States
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$3 – $5
Microphone

Hosted by J Cherry & Tim, Alan Bradley, John Way, and Karen Stein. Sign up at 7:30pm.

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Cintamani / JustFood

October 15, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center, 605 Main Street
Middletown, 06457 United States
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$10
CinTa-mani logo

Cintamani - Groove Jam and Super Foods Cintamani & JUSTFOOD are co-creating high-energy routes into joy by refreshing body, easing mind, and celebrating soul. This evening blends the spirit of kirtan, world music, and superfood treats so you can jump into the rhythms of trance and dance our bodies love to move and groove to … sing the sounds our voices love to chant … or just hang in the vibe and imbibe the food our cells love to eat.…

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Jon England “The Velvet Piano Player”

October 16, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center, 605 Main Street
Middletown, 06457 United States
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$15
Jon England

World-traveled, 25-album Englishman with an emotionally-connective, virtuosically-dazzling performance plays Liberace-to-Liszt, Gershwin-to-Beatles, Elton, Jerry-Lee, Cinematic, Romantic, Jazz/Rag'n'Rock in a way that makes you wish you'd never given up practicing. Naturally-gifted, charming, accessible, fun. Your own requests fill the 2nd half, so come prepared! http://www.jonengland.com/  

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International Beat Poetry Festival

October 17, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center, 605 Main Street
Middletown, 06457 United States
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 “Celebrating The Beats: Their Words, Their Legacy, Their Music". Readings from selected Beat Poets,  music of the Beat era performed by the Sergio-Mayo Jazz Duo (David Sergio, Walter Mayo) with New York-based vocalist Janice McCune, and original poetry performed by The Meeting House Poets: Cassandra Angelo, Richard Daigle, Jim Govoni, Clare Mazur,  Alexandrina Sergio, Isabelle Bruder Smith, Elizabeth Thomas  and Andy Weatherwax. This is one of a series of global events comprising The  International Beat Poetry Festival. Saturday, October 17,…

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2nd Line Jazz Quartet

October 17, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center, 605 Main Street
Middletown, 06457 United States
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$10
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Moments of Gratitude

October 19, 2015 @ 7:45 pm - 8:00 pm
The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center, 605 Main Street
Middletown, 06457 United States
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Free
Moments of Gratitude

Sharing our gratitude to build positive energy and encouragement!

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Anything Goes Open Mic

October 19, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center, 605 Main Street
Middletown, 06457 United States
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$3 – $5
Microphone

Hosted by J Cherry & Tim, Alan Bradley, John Way, and Karen Stein. Sign up at 7:30pm.

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Laughter Yoga

October 20, 2015 @ 6:00 am - 7:00 pm
The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center, 605 Main Street
Middletown, 06457 United States
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Mylene Poitras

Every third Tuesday Laughter Yoga is at 6 pm. Some benefits of laughter yoga include: Easy and fun exercise for health and happiness, reduces stress instantly, strengthens immune system, keeps you in a good mood and cheerful throughout the day, oxygenates your brain and makes you feel more energetic, keeps positive mental attitude in difficult times. No mats needed!

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Crystal Bowl Sound Healing

October 20, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center, 605 Main Street
Middletown, 06457 United States
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Hosted by Lou Sorrentino, sound healing combines psychological therapies with music to heal the body. With instruments such as Crystal Bowls crafted for perfect resonance, Lou restores energy flows to their proper states and bring peace to our bodies. Donations Welcome

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Sean Clapis

October 23, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center, 605 Main Street
Middletown, 06457 United States
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$10
Sean Clapis

Guitarist/composer Sean Clapis has recently made his biggest statement yet with the release of The Unseen River. Best known by some for his work with the popular revivalist jazz ensemble Carte Blanche, he is also making a mark in New York and beyond in the realm of modern jazz. Born and bred in Hartford, CT, Sean trained at the Artist’s Collective, founded by Jackie McLean, and at the storied Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts, getting the opportunity along the…

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Noah Baerman Quartet

October 24, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center, 605 Main Street
Middletown, 06457 United States
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$10
Noah Baerman

Noah Baerman Quartet: Noah Baerman – piano, with Kris Allen – alto saxophone Henry Lugo – bass George Colligan – drums Noah Baerman brings a stellar quartet to the Buttonwood for this matinee performance. Noah’s multifaceted work as a pianist, composer, bandleader, educator, author and social activist has brought him wide acclaim. For this show, he will present his own compositions as well as work by Stevie Wonder, Thelonious Monk, James Williams and others. www.noahjazz.com

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Katrin

October 24, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center, 605 Main Street
Middletown, 06457 United States
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$12 – $15
Katrin Roush

The essence of a self-made musician, Katrin (last name Roush), grew up in the Boston area and started performing in local clubs with her band and as a busker in Harvard Square and Faneuil Hall, where she stayed and played for three summers. "It toughened me up and made me more comfortable interacting with people" she recalls. That journey is reflected in her voice and pure, raw and honest songs. Katrin makes the most of her acoustic guitar with alternate…

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Moments of Gratitude

October 26, 2015 @ 7:45 pm - 8:00 pm
The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center, 605 Main Street
Middletown, 06457 United States
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Free
Moments of Gratitude

Sharing our gratitude to build positive energy and encouragement!

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Anything Goes Open Mic

October 26, 2015 @ 8:00 pm
The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center, 605 Main Street
Middletown, 06457 United States
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$3 – $5
Microphone

Hosted by J Cherry & Tim, Alan Bradley, John Way, and Karen Stein. Sign up at 7:30pm.

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Comedy Night with Darren Sechrist & Friends

October 30, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center, 605 Main Street
Middletown, 06457 United States
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$10
Darren Sechrist

Connecticut's own Darren Sechrist brings together some of New England’s top comics for a rollicking good time. A mix of headliners, seasoned comics, and new voices will be bringing the funny to the Buttonwood Tree. This is a show you don’t want to miss! With: Beecher, Kevin Fitzgerald, Michael Briskin, Mel V., Andrew Morgan, and more. (Some adult content.)

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November 2015

Great Make Believe Improv Show – Comedy fit for the family!

November 1, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center, 605 Main Street
Middletown, 06457 United States
$5.00
The Great Make Believe Society

Usually FIRST SUNDAYS at The Buttonwood Tree – it’s comedy and fun with the GMBS Improv troupe! Don’t miss your chance to join in! Watch The Great Make Believe Society perform different kinds of improv comedy! See the styles of improv comedy made popular in Chicago, Los Angeles, Boston, and New York! Watch improvised scenes created right before your eyes, based on your suggestions!

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Hearing Voices Network

November 2, 2015 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center, 605 Main Street
Middletown, 06457 United States
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Moments of Gratitude

November 2, 2015 @ 7:45 pm - 8:00 pm
The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center, 605 Main Street
Middletown, 06457 United States
Free
Moments of Gratitude

Sharing our gratitude to build positive energy and encouragement! Donations welcomed

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Anything Goes Open Mic

November 2, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center, 605 Main Street
Middletown, 06457 United States
$5.00
Microphone

Hosted by J Cherry & Tim, John Way, and Karen Stein. Sign up at 7:30pm. $3-5 donation suggested

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Laughter Yoga + Vegetarian Potluck

November 3, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center, 605 Main Street
Middletown, 06457 United States
$5.00
Mylene Poitras

Every first Tuesday Laughter Yoga is at 6 pm, and a Vegetarian Potluck follows at 7. Some benefits of laughter yoga include: Easy and fun exercise for health and happiness, reduces stress instantly, strengthens immune system, keeps you in a good mood and cheerful throughout the day, oxygenates your brain and makes you feel more energetic, keeps positive mental attitude in difficult times, burns calories and even increases memory. Donations welcomed

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Michael Gallant Jazz Trio

November 6, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center, 605 Main Street
Middletown, 06457 United States
$10
Michael Gallant Trio

Michael Gallant Trio LIVE PLUS ONE Album Release Tour Critically acclaimed New York musician, composer, and producer Michael Gallant breaks the rules of the traditional piano trio format, melding elements as diverse as jazz and grunge rock — and often jamming on electric keyboard and acoustic piano at the same time during his exhilarating live shows. On Friday, November 6, Gallant brings his trio to Buttonwood Tree in support of their second album “Live Plus One,” (release date: October 9,…

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*Postponed* Chinese Painting Class with Jason Alster

November 7, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center, 605 Main Street
Middletown, 06457 United States
$55.00

This event has been postponed due to illness. Please check back later! Chinese Bamboo Brush Painting. The bamboo is said to represent China, strong but also flexible. Chinese Brush painting is meant to be more than a representation of an object; it is also a symbolic expression. Painting the leaves and stem, but never the whole plant, bamboo painting is all about the beauty of line. You will be amazed at all the different qualities of line you can achieve…

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Noah Guthrie

November 7, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center, 605 Main Street
Middletown, 06457 United States
$20.00
Noah Guthrie

Bluesy-pop singer/songwriter, Noah Guthrie, has been taking the U.S. by storm in 2014 to promote his debut album, Among the Wildest Things. Often known for his unique covers on youtube, Noah is excited to give fans a taste of his own music. Described as having a Pop/Americana sound with soul, the 20 year old co-wrote the majority of his thirteen originals, along with his first single, Call Home. He may have been called the male version of Adele or a…

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Hearing Voices Network

November 9, 2015 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center, 605 Main Street
Middletown, 06457 United States
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Moments of Gratitude

November 9, 2015 @ 7:45 pm - 8:00 pm
The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center, 605 Main Street
Middletown, 06457 United States
Free
Moments of Gratitude

Sharing our gratitude to build positive energy and encouragement! Donations welcomed

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Anything Goes Open Mic

November 9, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center, 605 Main Street
Middletown, 06457 United States
$5.00
Microphone

Hosted by J Cherry & Tim, John Way, and Karen Stein. Sign up at 7:30pm. $3-5 donation suggested

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November Art Show: Doors to Hope and Healing … the heARTbeat of our home

November 12, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center, 605 Main Street
Middletown, 06457 United States
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Hearts Hands & Homes Poster

Who: The Department of Children and Families together with Hearts, Hands and Homes community Collaborative will host a statewide event to create awareness for National Adoption Awareness Month What: Art Show / Adoption Testimonials and information about becoming an adoptive home "Doors to hope and healing ... the heARTbeat of our home" Speakers: Commissioner Katz, Anne Marie Stonoha, Adoption Social Work Supervisor, Barbara Herman (Adoptive parent) - Waterbury Region, Iannantuoni family (bio teens will talk about how it felt to…

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10th Annual Jazz CT Composers and Improvisers Festival

November 14, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center, 605 Main Street
Middletown, 06457 United States
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$15.00
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Featuring highly-acclaimed and internationally-recognized artists from the New York/New England area. 7:30 - Allan Chase (composer/saxophone) with Dominique Eade (composer/vocals) 8:30 - Satoko Fujii (composer/piano) with Joe Fonda (composer/bassist) 9:30 - Jimmy Greene (composer/saxophone) Allan Chase Alto and soprano saxophonist Allan Chase moved to Boston in 1980 to study with pianist Jaki Byard. Interestingly, when he came to record in the 90s, it was very much piano pieces that informed his musical doctrine, leading some critics to describe his Dark…

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Hearing Voices Network

November 16, 2015 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center, 605 Main Street
Middletown, 06457 United States
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Moments of Gratitude

November 16, 2015 @ 7:45 pm - 8:00 pm
The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center, 605 Main Street
Middletown, 06457 United States
Free
Moments of Gratitude

Sharing our gratitude to build positive energy and encouragement! Donations welcomed

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Anything Goes Open Mic

November 16, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center, 605 Main Street
Middletown, 06457 United States
$5.00
Microphone

Hosted by J Cherry & Tim, John Way, and Karen Stein. Sign up at 7:30pm. $3-5 donation suggested

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Laughter Yoga + Crystal Bowl Sound Healing!

November 17, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center, 605 Main Street
Middletown, 06457 United States

Every third Tuesdays Laughter Yoga is followed by Crystal Ball Sound Healing at 7:30pm! Hosted by Lou Sorrentino, sound healing combines psychological therapies with music to heal the body. With instruments such as Crystal Bowls crafted for perfect resonance, Lou restores energy flows to their proper states and bring peace to our bodies. Donations welcomed

Find out more »

Cintamani – Groove Jam and Super Foods

November 19, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center, 605 Main Street
Middletown, 06457 United States
$10.00
CinTa-mani logo

Cintamani & JUSTFOOD are co-creating high-energy routes into joy by refreshing body, easing mind, and celebrating soul. This evening blends the spirit of kirtan, world music, and superfood treats so you can jump into the rhythms of trance and dance our bodies love to move and groove to … sing the sounds our voices love to chant … or just hang in the vibe and imbibe the food our cells love to eat. Join us to make it happen and…

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Jeff Fuller & Friends with Darren Litzie and Ben Bilello

November 20, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center, 605 Main Street
Middletown, 06457 United States
$10.00
Jeff Fuller with Basses

*** Radio interview Tues., 11/17 at 10 am with Chuck Obuchowski on WWUH 91.3 (89.9 Wallingford) - check it out! A few cuts from the new, unreleased CD!  www.wwuh.org ***   Jeff Fuller & Friends features Jeff on acoustic bass along with Darren Litzie on piano, and Ben Bilello on drums. The three musicians are versatile and well-known performers in Connecticut’s jazz scene, and will perform music from their 2015 release, The Call From Within, a 14-song collection featuring Fuller’s original compositions, ranging…

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Sons of Never Wrongs

November 21, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center, 605 Main Street
Middletown, 06457 United States
$15.00
sons of never wrong

SONS has been creating original "turbo-charged altfolk music" for over 20 years to a cult-like international following. With their outrageous approach to 3-part harmony on top of original, witty, whimsical songs, Sons' style has turned familiar musical traditions inside out! In performance this trio’s energy can power up an entire town, and in this day and age of global warming, we all could use some wattage like the Sons of the Never Wrong. www.sons.com https://www.facebook.com/events/907355022633088/

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Hearing Voices Network

November 23, 2015 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center, 605 Main Street
Middletown, 06457 United States
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Moments of Gratitude

November 23, 2015 @ 7:45 pm - 8:00 pm
The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center, 605 Main Street
Middletown, 06457 United States
Free
Moments of Gratitude

Sharing our gratitude to build positive energy and encouragement! Donations welcomed

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Anything Goes Open Mic

November 23, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center, 605 Main Street
Middletown, 06457 United States
$5.00
Microphone

Hosted by J Cherry & Tim, John Way, and Karen Stein. Sign up at 7:30pm. $3-5 donation suggested

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Jim Shepley & Brian May Songwriter Showcase

November 28, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center, 605 Main Street
Middletown, 06457 United States
$10.00
Jim Shepley

Jim Shepley is an awesome rhythm and blues guitarist,vocalist and award winning songwriter hailing from Daytona Beach, Florida. He has been performing for more than 50 years and has recorded and performed with such legends as the Allman Brothers Band,James & Alex Taylor & Derek Trucks during his brilliant career. Jim is extremely pleased to be performing for the first time at the Buttonwood Tree. Brian May will be making his second appearance at The Buttonwood after a successful first…

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Hearing Voices Network

November 30, 2015 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center, 605 Main Street
Middletown, 06457 United States
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Moments of Gratitude

November 30, 2015 @ 7:45 pm - 8:00 pm
The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center, 605 Main Street
Middletown, 06457 United States
Free
Moments of Gratitude

Sharing our gratitude to build positive energy and encouragement! Donations welcomed

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Anything Goes Open Mic

November 30, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center, 605 Main Street
Middletown, 06457 United States
$5.00
Microphone

Hosted by J Cherry & Tim, John Way, and Karen Stein. Sign up at 7:30pm. $3-5 donation suggested

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December 2015

Laughter Yoga + Vegetarian Potluck

December 1, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center, 605 Main Street
Middletown, 06457 United States
$5
Mylene Poitras

Every first Tuesday Laughter Yoga is at 6 pm, and a Vegetarian Potluck follows at 7. Some benefits of laughter yoga include: Easy and fun exercise for health and happiness, reduces stress instantly, strengthens immune system, keeps you in a good mood and cheerful throughout the day, oxygenates your brain and makes you feel more energetic, keeps positive mental attitude in difficult times, burns calories and even increases memory. Donations welcomed

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Art for Life Exhibition

December 1, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center, 605 Main Street
Middletown, 06457 United States
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Artists for World Peace

Works by Artists for World Peace Featuring photographs from Tanzania and Uganda by photographers Claudia Paul & Lonzo Lowery with paintings by Loelei Chang and Kamar Thomas On display for the month of December

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Eric Mintel Quartet

December 4, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center, 605 Main Street
Middletown, 06457 United States
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$22
Eric Mintel

"From the White House to the Kennedy Center to the United Nations and beyond, the Eric Mintel Jazz Quartet are thrilling audiences of all ages across the country.  See them live as they perform Charlie Brown Jazz celebrating the 50th Ann of the legendary Charlie Brown Christmas cartoon that has sustained generations every holiday season.  Jazz composer Vince Guaraldi's timeless themes will be played by The Eric Mintel Quartet who will perform hits like Skating, Christmas is Coming and the…

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Moments of Gratitude

December 7, 2015 @ 7:45 pm - 8:00 pm
The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center, 605 Main Street
Middletown, 06457 United States
Free
Moments of Gratitude

Sharing our gratitude to build positive energy and encouragement! Donations welcomed

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Anything Goes Open Mic

December 7, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center, 605 Main Street
Middletown, 06457 United States
$5
Microphone

Hosted by J Cherry & Tim, John Way, Ashley Hamel or Karen Stein. Sign up starts at 7:30pm. $3-5 donation suggested

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George Mastrogiannis Jazz Group

December 11, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center, 605 Main Street
Middletown, 06457 United States
$12
George Mastrogiannis

A night of music in "Tribute to Rock & Roll" performed in a jazz mode. Compositions by Radiohead, Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin will be performed in a manner that offers something new. Dan O'Brian-Saxophones Mike Suddes-Guitar Silvain ​Castellano-Contra bass George Mastrogiannis-Drums

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Holiday Ornament Decorating

December 12, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center, 605 Main Street
Middletown, 06457 United States
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Sinan Bakir (Solo Electric)

December 12, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center, 605 Main Street
Middletown, 06457 United States
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$10
Sinan Bakir

Turkish jazz guitar virtuoso Sinan Bakir is noted by the music critics and audiences for his inspired and engaging live performances. "Jazz critic Owen McNally describes guitarists music as "engaging, clear, uncluttered, accessible and resonate with a pleasant sense of layered mystery, seasoned with savory hints of the exotic." while he underlines "Bakir's tone just by itself makes him distinctive, in addition, of course, to his fluent playing and writing." Leading jazz website AllAboutJazz describes a performance by the Sinan…

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Peter Loffredo in “A Child’s Christmas in Wales”

December 13, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center, 605 Main Street
Middletown, 06457 United States
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A Child's Christmas in Wales

Connecticut Heritage Productions (CHP) is proud to present Dylan Thomas' holiday classic A Child's Christmas in Wales. Peter Loffredo brings to life these sometimes amusing, sometimes touching memories of childhood in the early 1900s. Holiday music adds to the nostalgia with songs of the season played on The Buttonwood's beautifully restored Steinway piano. This series of warm childhood remembrances not only reflects the Victorian era in Wales, but speaks to the magic of holidays, to the eternal joys of family and friends,…

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Peter Loffredo in “A Child’s Christmas in Wales”

December 13, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center, 605 Main Street
Middletown, 06457 United States
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A Child's Christmas in Wales

Connecticut Heritage Productions (CHP) is proud to present Dylan Thomas' holiday classic A Child's Christmas in Wales. Peter Loffredo brings to life these sometimes amusing, sometimes touching memories of childhood in the early 1900s. Holiday music adds to the nostalgia with songs of the season played on The Buttonwood's beautifully restored Steinway piano. This series of warm childhood remembrances not only reflects the Victorian era in Wales, but speaks to the magic of holidays, to the eternal joys of family and friends,…

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Moments of Gratitude

December 14, 2015 @ 7:45 pm - 8:00 pm
The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center, 605 Main Street
Middletown, 06457 United States
Free
Moments of Gratitude

Sharing our gratitude to build positive energy and encouragement! Donations welcomed

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Anything Goes Open Mic

December 14, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center, 605 Main Street
Middletown, 06457 United States
$5
Microphone

Hosted by J Cherry & Tim, John Way, Ashley Hamel or Karen Stein. Sign up starts at 7:30pm. $3-5 donation suggested

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UFOLOGY seminar /Exo-philosophy Discussion Class

December 15, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center, 605 Main Street
Middletown, 06457 United States
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$5

Presented by Justin Good A serious philosophy class on the ufo phenomenon. And we have some amazing minds in class, including physicist Will Riordon and retired Asian studies / human rights activist and husband of MXCC president Anna Wasecha, Richard Kagan. This last meeting is actually the final exam period for MXCC, and the students will be presenting final projects, all on very exciting aspects of this phenomenon, even some original research by Kagan and Patti Vassia, another powerful intellect. $5…

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Laughter Yoga

December 15, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center, 605 Main Street
Middletown, 06457 United States
Mylene Poitras

Every third Tuesday Laughter Yoga is at 6 pm. Some benefits of laughter yoga include: Easy and fun exercise for health and happiness, reduces stress instantly, strengthens immune system, keeps you in a good mood and cheerful throughout the day, oxygenates your brain and makes you feel more energetic, keeps positive mental attitude in difficult times, burns calories and even increases memory. Donations welcomed

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Joe Fonda with Carlo Morena & Felix Lecaros Herrera

December 19, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center, 605 Main Street
Middletown, 06457 United States
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$10
Joe Fonda

Joe Fonda performs on December 19th with two great international jazz musicians: Italian Carlo Morena on Piano and Felix Lecaros Herrera from Chile on Drums. This trio plays hard swing jazz with a pinch of European romanticism. Three international highly acclaimed musicians. Reservations suggested - space is limited. http://www.joefonda.com/

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Moments of Gratitude

December 21, 2015 @ 7:45 pm - 8:00 pm
The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center, 605 Main Street
Middletown, 06457 United States
Free
Moments of Gratitude

Sharing our gratitude to build positive energy and encouragement! Donations welcomed

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Anything Goes Open Mic

December 21, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center, 605 Main Street
Middletown, 06457 United States
$5
Microphone

Hosted by J Cherry & Tim, John Way, Ashley Hamel or Karen Stein. Sign up starts at 7:30pm. $3-5 donation suggested

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Music for 32 Goats – Antony DiGennaro & Tommy Monaghan

December 26, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center, 605 Main Street
Middletown, 06457 United States
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$10
Antony DiGennaro & Tommy Monaghan

(The Fear for the Dust Duo) is the current musical endeavor of east coast percussionist/composer Thomas Monaghan (Frankpipe, A Probe Called Gnomes) and west coast multi-instrumentalist/songwriter/composer Antony DiGennaro (Fear for the Dust, Tears of the Moosechaser, Whale). The two began performing together in the avant-jazz trio A Probe Called Gnomes in 2006 and have since recorded various albums and performed with renowned musicians on both coasts. Together again as a duo, Thomas and Antony will be creating a sound that…

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Moments of Gratitude

December 28, 2015 @ 7:45 pm - 8:00 pm
The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center, 605 Main Street
Middletown, 06457 United States
Free
Moments of Gratitude

Sharing our gratitude to build positive energy and encouragement! Donations welcomed

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Anything Goes Open Mic

December 28, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center, 605 Main Street
Middletown, 06457 United States
$5
Microphone

Hosted by J Cherry & Tim, John Way, Ashley Hamel or Karen Stein. Sign up starts at 7:30pm. $3-5 donation suggested

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January 2016

Pete LaMalfa & His Washingtonians

January 2, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center, 605 Main Street
Middletown, 06457 United States
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$8
Pete LaMalfa

The Pete LaMalfa Trio features three friends and musical collaborators, all hailing from the Nutmeg State. After the trio graduated from Purchase College, LaMalfa went west to study with Jazz great George Colligan in Oregon. Now home for the holidays, Pete is excited to bring his group to the Buttonwood for a night full of jazz standards, originals and compositions from local legends like Noah Baerman & Sean Clapis. Assisted by the transcendental gentleman Dean Torrey on bass and the…

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Great Make Believe Improv Show – Comedy fit for the family!

January 3, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center, 605 Main Street
Middletown, 06457 United States
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$5
The Great Make Believe Society

Usually FIRST SUNDAYS at The Buttonwood Tree – it’s comedy and fun with the GMBS Improv troupe! Don’t miss your chance to join in! Watch The Great Make Believe Society perform different kinds of improv comedy! See the styles of improv comedy made popular in Chicago, Los Angeles, Boston, and New York! Watch improvised scenes created right before your eyes, based on your suggestions!

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Moments of Gratitude

January 4, 2016 @ 7:45 pm - 8:00 pm
The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center, 605 Main Street
Middletown, 06457 United States
Free
Moments of Gratitude

Sharing our gratitude to build positive energy and encouragement! Donations welcomed

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Anything Goes Open Mic

January 4, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center, 605 Main Street
Middletown, 06457 United States
$5
Microphone

Hosted by J Cherry & Tim, John Way, Ashley Hamel or Karen Stein. Sign up at 7:30pm. $3-5 donation suggested

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POSTPONED: 4 WEEK CLASS: Your Body Speaks Your Mind

January 5, 2016 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center, 605 Main Street
Middletown, 06457 United States
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$85

** This class has been postponed ** YOUR BODY SPEAKS YOUR MIND*... Based on the book by DEB SHAPIRO TUESDAYS (12:30pm- 2pm) Cost: $85; **Open to Men and Women. DATES: Jan. 5, Jan. 12, Jan. 19, & Jan. 26 (4 weeks)This highly transformational class can help you to understand how your present life patterns  beliefs, languaging and the ways you choose to live your life experiences, create your health and life circumstances and experiences. Each week we will learn different…

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Laughter Yoga + Vegetarian Potluck

January 5, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center, 605 Main Street
Middletown, 06457 United States
$5
Mylene Poitras

Every first Tuesday Laughter Yoga is at 6 pm, and a Vegetarian Potluck follows at 7. Some benefits of laughter yoga include: Easy and fun exercise for health and happiness, reduces stress instantly, strengthens immune system, keeps you in a good mood and cheerful throughout the day, oxygenates your brain and makes you feel more energetic, keeps positive mental attitude in difficult times, burns calories and even increases memory. Donations welcomed

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Windborne

January 8, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center, 605 Main Street
Middletown, 06457 United States
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$12
Windborne

Quartet offers an energetic show full of close harmony singing and spirited banjo picking mixed with polyphonic vocal music from Eastern Europe, Corsica, Basque Country and more. Includes a few songs from their 2014 State Department tour of Turkmenistan and Kyrgyzstan.  Internationally acclaimed folk band Windborne is a group of vocal chameleons who specialize in close harmony singing, shifting effortlessly between drastically different styles of traditional music within the same concert. Their musical knowledge spans many continents and cultures, but…

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Poetry & Song by John Surowiecki & Son

January 9, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center, 605 Main Street
Middletown, 06457 United States
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Donations appreciated to support The Buttonwood Tree

AN AFTERNOON OF POETRY and SONG    by John Surowiecki and son, John Edward Surowiecki John Surowiecki is the author of four books of poetry — Flies (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2012),  Barney and Gienka (CW Press, 2010), The Hat City after Men  Stopped Wearing Hats (Washington Prize, Word Works, 2007)  and Watching  Cartoons before Attending a Funeral (White Pine Prize, White Pine Press, 2003)  — and seven chapbooks. John's website He is the recipient of the Poetry Foundation’s first Pegasus Award…

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Seat of Our Pants (SOOP)

January 9, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center, 605 Main Street
Middletown, 06457 United States
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$10
Seat of Our Pants

2014 was a big year for SOOP, as they released their first CD, “Fresh Hot SOOP”. Recorded at The Coffee House recording studio in Middletown, the CD is a mix of songs they've written about people in their lives and stories they want to tell, as well as popular songs their fans insisted they include. The group has expanded from three to four musicians this year, with that additional of Mike Frantzen on fiddle, adding heart-felt leads to ballads and some gritty…

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Moments of Gratitude

January 11, 2016 @ 7:45 pm - 8:00 pm
The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center, 605 Main Street
Middletown, 06457 United States
Free
Moments of Gratitude

Sharing our gratitude to build positive energy and encouragement! Donations welcomed

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Anything Goes Open Mic

January 11, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center, 605 Main Street
Middletown, 06457 United States
$5
Microphone

Hosted by J Cherry & Tim, John Way, Ashley Hamel or Karen Stein. Sign up at 7:30pm. $3-5 donation suggested

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POSTPONED: 4 WEEK CLASS: Your Body Speaks Your Mind

January 12, 2016 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center, 605 Main Street
Middletown, 06457 United States
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$85

** This class has been postponed ** YOUR BODY SPEAKS YOUR MIND*... Based on the book by DEB SHAPIRO TUESDAYS (12:30pm- 2pm) Cost: $85; **Open to Men and Women. DATES: Jan. 5, Jan. 12, Jan. 19, & Jan. 26 (4 weeks) This highly transformational class can help you to understand how your present life patterns  beliefs, languaging and the ways you choose to live your life experiences, create your health and life circumstances and experiences. Each week we will learn…

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2016 Musical Residency: The Grays

January 13, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center, 605 Main Street
Middletown, 06457 United States
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$5
The Grays

ELECTRIC GYPSY TRIBAL JAZZ The Grays will be performing on the second and fourth Wednesdays this spring starting January 13th sharing original works-in-progress and jams. Featuring special guest artists and dancers in a high-energy but chilled out vibe, in a cabaret style jazz lounge for Get-over-the-Hump Midweek Date Nights All ages welcome. For more information about the Grays visit: http:/facebook.com/thegraysmusic http://thegrays.bandcamp.com

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Chat Noir

January 15, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center, 605 Main Street
Middletown, 06457 United States
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$12
Chat Noir

Chat Noir plays music from a variety of European traditions. They focus on gypsy jazz music of the great guitarist Django Reinhardt, but also play classic folk tunes from the Italian, French, and Russian traditions, all of which is sure to keep your toes tapping. Read Owen McNally's (of WNPR) Article about Chat Noir

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Story City Troupe

January 16, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center, 605 Main Street
Middletown, 06457 United States
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$10
Story City Troupe Logo

Saturday, January 16 @ 8:00 pm $10 Suggested donation for TBT Story City Troupe Story City is a troupe of storytellers based in the Hartford, CT area and trained by Matt Dicks, one of The Moth’s champion storytellers. Story City Troupe uses The Moth Formula: all are true, personal stories, often funny, sometimes amazing, poignant or ironic and based on a single theme for the evening. For this evening the topic will be "Sports" and Matt Dicks will be the…

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Anything Goes Open Mic

January 18, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center, 605 Main Street
Middletown, 06457 United States
$5
Microphone

Hosted by Claude Masse  Doors open at 6pm. $5 donation suggested

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Moments of Gratitude

January 18, 2016 @ 7:45 pm - 8:00 pm
The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center, 605 Main Street
Middletown, 06457 United States
Free
Moments of Gratitude

Sharing our gratitude to build positive energy and encouragement! Donations welcomed

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POSTPONED: 4 WEEK CLASS: Your Body Speaks Your Mind

January 19, 2016 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center, 605 Main Street
Middletown, 06457 United States
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$85

** This class has been postponed ** YOUR BODY SPEAKS YOUR MIND*... Based on the book by DEB SHAPIRO TUESDAYS (12:30pm- 2pm) Cost: $85; **Open to Men and Women. DATES: Jan. 5, Jan. 12, Jan. 19, & Jan. 26 (4 weeks) This highly transformational class can help you to understand how your present life patterns  beliefs, languaging and the ways you choose to live your life experiences, create your health and life circumstances and experiences. Each week we will learn…

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Laughter Yoga

January 19, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center, 605 Main Street
Middletown, 06457 United States
Mylene Poitras

Every third Tuesday Laughter Yoga is at 6 pm. Some benefits of laughter yoga include: Easy and fun exercise for health and happiness, reduces stress instantly, strengthens immune system, keeps you in a good mood and cheerful throughout the day, oxygenates your brain and makes you feel more energetic, keeps positive mental attitude in difficult times, burns calories and even increases memory. Donations welcomed

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Jump Italiano / Matlock & Rhodes Duo / Zachary Rowden

January 22, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center, 605 Main Street
Middletown, 06457 United States
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$10
Nick DiMaria

Jump Italiano: This will be the debut of the free-jazz, free improv duo consisting of Nick Di Maria (Nick Di Maria Music) on trumpet and Paul Belbusti (Mercy Choir, Rivener) on drums. Watch them attempt to recreate what happens within the confines of their rehearsal shed. Matlock/Rhodes Duo: Adam Matlock (An Historic) and Anne Rhodes perform together as part of the peerless, dazzling group Broadcloth. See them do what only they can, will, would, and should - as a duo!…

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RESCHEDULED: The DeChamplains

January 23, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center, 605 Main Street
Middletown, 06457 United States
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