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16 January-7 February 2009, 'Shout Out!' at The Nave
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23 January 2009, 6-8 p.m., Artists Reception,'Shout Out!' at The Nave
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31 January 2009, 7:30 p.m., The Sacred Shakers and Mark Brine at The Nave

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$12.50, $10 students and seniors.
For The Sacred Shakers, there's nothing finer than old-time, country and blues-influenced gospel music. Think Hank Williams, The Carter Family, The Stanley Brothers, Son House, and Mississippi Fred McDowell. Beginning in 2005, that music drew a small but ever-widening circle of some of Boston's finest musicians and vocalists together at the Country Gospel Brunch concert series. In short order, The Boston Globe described the group as "a local Who's Who of all-star roots musicians."


7 February 2009, 1-5 p.m., Reading: Books of Hope, Youth Poetry and Prose at The Nave
As part of events for "SHOUTOUT!" An exhibition of young artists works from Somerville & neighboring towns at The Nave. For information contact Soul Brown at griothouse@aol.com or Susan Berstler at sberstler@navegallery.org

Books of Hope is a program of the Mystic Learning Center and the Somerville Arts Council with support from the YouthReach program of the Massachusetts Cultural Council, Carl and Ruth Shapiro Family Foundation, Drueding Foundation, Hunt Alternatives Fund, and many generous individual donors.


7 February 2009, 1 - 5 p.m., 'Wrap Around!' at The Nave
Somerville Homeless CoalitionMagpie
We are seeking donations of hand knit items--scarves, gloves, caps, etc.--for a sale to benefit the Somerville Homeless Coalition.
All items will be priced at $10 or less. As we all struggle through this very cold and wet winter, donate a warm handmade scarf or hat to to help others stay warm. Wrap your arms around your community!

Donations may be dropped off at the following locations:
• MAGPIE, 416 Highland Ave., Somerville MA 02144
during store hours: (TUES 11-6; WED 11-6; THURS 11-6; FRI 11-6; SUN 11-5)

• Nave Gallery, Clarendon Hill Presbyterian Church, 155 Powderhouse Blvd., Somerville, MA
during Gallery hours: (FRI 6-8; SAT 1-5; SUN 1-5)


• Blue Cloud Gallery, 713 Broadway (Ball Square), Somerville, Massachusetts
during store hours: (MON, TUES, WED, THURS 11am-7pm; FRI, SAT, SUN 10 am-6 pm)


14 February 2009, 7:30 p.m., Valentines Show with Audrey Ryan, Strand of Oaks, and Lewis & Clarke at The Nave
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$8.
Maine native Audrey Ryan performs solo shows with instruments that include an electric Japanese axe, a vintage Gibson acoustic, a retro 80's era Casio keyboard, and of course, an accordion. Surrounded by a cacophony of musical influences from an early age, this talented musician was inspired to begin playing guitar at the ten and experimented with different genres throughout college. After graduating, Ryan started a band and has been performing and touring ever since.
"Ryan is an intriguing new singer....She is a jazz-pop artist whose influences would appear to range from Joni Mitchell to Edie Brickell. And she has a high-pitched voice with original phrasing and backup that includes her own impressively syncopated work on electric, acoustic, and classical guitars, as well as her standout violin lines, which lift a song when you least expect it... Ryan has a literary sensibility, writing about the isolation of the computer age, overbearing friends, and the nostalgia of childhood." -Boston Globe (Steve Morse)

Strand of Oaks is Timothy Showalter, an Indiana Mennonite turned Pennsylvania Hebrew Dayschool teacher who even drives the school bus for extra cash (and has sing-alongs with the pupils as they ease on down the road). Taking cues from such luminaries as Neil Young (On the Beach era) and a burgeoning Springsteen, Showalter extends his musical gesture and searches to find modesty in the midst of confusion, addressing insecurities and settling existential debt with a simple and beautiful delivery. The personification of a Midwestern Grandfather's advice, his songs smack with hard truth and poignant severity, from child-like naivete to heart worn wisdom... sparse guitar, hammond, rhodes and wooden instruments support an atmosphere that is tender and raw, at times uncomfortable, shockingly candid, and unforgettable.

The most recent musical styling of Lewis & Clarke can be described as avant chamber folk, or neo-baroque, while the first 2003 self-release Bright Light EP represents a reflective, dusty Americana sound. In 2003, MAGNET magazine declared Rogai as "a gifted newcomer". Xavier Benoit, owner of the Belgian Delboy Records, discovered the early incarnation of Lewis & Clarke while on tour in the US, prompting Delboy to release Lewis & Clarke's debut full length Bare Bones and Branches in Europe. This was supported by a short tour of the Benelux, and the album was met with critical acclaim. A live Lewis & Clarke track surfaced on a compilation issued by PIAS entitled Duyster, a "best of" compilation from Belgian National Radio's program of the same name. Also featured were contemporaries Joanna Newsom, Mogwai, and Cat Power.

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20 February 2009, Artist reception, 7-9 p.m., 'The Second Class' at The Nave
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26 February 2009, 6 p.m., The Nave Gallery Open Monthly Meeting! at The Nave
This month we will be planning SOS events, our spring pancake breakfast, fleamarket, and 5th anniversary events!! Please stop by if you would like to learn more about how you can volunteer your talents to our 2009 programming!

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28 February 2009, The Hanneke Cassel Band and Fionnuala O'Donovan at The Nave

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$15 door; $12.50 advance; $10 students and seniors.
The Hanneke Cassel Band (featuring Ari Friedman (cello) and Christopher Lewis (guitar))
"Exuberant and rhythmic, somehow both wild and innocent, delivered with captivating melodic clarity and an irresistible playfulness." —The Boston Globe


20 February-20 March 2009, 'The Second Class' at The Nave
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7 March 2009, 7:30 p.m., Adrien and the Fine Print, Tallahassee, Tea Not War at The Nave
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$5
Adrien and the Fine Print are a five piece band out of the Back Bay area of Boston, assembled through happenstance and circumstance at the music college all the members attend. With a rich sound and a sharp, intelligent focus on the craft of songwriting, Adrien and the Fine Print have cut their teeth in charismatic performances all over the greater Boston area. A recent review of a show at Wellesley College thanked the band for “bringing good music out to Wellesley.”  With a girl from the north country (Elisabeth), a boy from the Peach Tree state (Mitch), a young lady from the Mid-Atlantic states (Renee), and two sons of the South (Adrien and Joey), Adrien and the Fine Print derive their sound from every fold of the American tapestry. They are a contemporary sound rooted in tradition - from Laurel Canyon to Sun, New York to Nashville. If you get a chance, go check them out. The songs are decent and the band ain't too bad to look at.

In a sea of whispery indie folk acts and tired, old-timey pastiche, Tallahassee set themselves apart with infectious melodies and impeccable craft.  Formed in Providence, RI in early 2008, the band is comprised of a graphic designer, a printmaker and a former NFL offensive lineman turned social worker. Together, with the help of a revolving cast of musical friends, they use traditional instruments to craft catchy, folk and country inspired indie pop.


19 March 2009, 6 p.m., The Nave Gallery Open Monthly Meeting! at The Nave

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27 March 2009, 8:00 p.m., The Bruno Raberg Nonet at The Nave
Bruno Raberg
$12, $10 students with ID
Innovative bassist/composer Bruno Raberg will present a night of original music written for his all-stellar nonet. Raberg is a mainstay on the Boston scene and has 6 recordings in his name featuring Mick Goodrick, Donny McCaslin, Matt Wilson, Ben Monder, Chris Cheek and others. Featured in the nonet are trumpeter Phil Grenadier who’s currently a member of guitarist John Scofiled Sextet and Allan Chase formerly with drum legend Rasheed Ali.

“Raberg knows how to make a nonet sing. [His] music moves in subltle, wave-like variations....colored by warm, pastel harmonies and tone colors”
Jon Garelick – Boston Phoenix

Fernando Brando, flutes
Allan Chase, saxes
Rick DiMuzio, sax
Phil Grenadier, trumpet
Dave Harris, trombone
Pete Cirell,i euphonium
Phil Sargent, guitar
Bruno Raberg, bass
Brooke Sofferman, drums


28 March 2009, 10 a.m. - noon, PANCAKE BREAKFAST at The Nave
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$6.00 per person.
Pancakes! Coffee! Juice! Guest chefs! Proceeds benefit The Nave.


28 March 2009, 8:00 p.m., Bob Franke & Martin Grosswendt at The Nave

Bob Franke website
$15 door; $12.50 advance; $10 students and seniors.
Bob Franke (it rhymes with "Yankee") is at the peak of his considerable craft; brimming with the wise and spiritually generous songs for which he is best known, along with wrenchingly convincing topical songs and sugared with the hilarious. His are the kind of songs that really do have the power to change the world by being taken into the lives of people. They come to you, these songs. As Tom Paxton says, "It's his integrity. I always think of Bob as if Emerson and Thoreau had picked up acoustic guitars and gotten into songwriting. There's touches of Mark Twain and Buddy Holly in there, too."

Martin Grosswendt is a masterful, soulful player, top-notch teacher, and musicologist. He is absolutely the real deal - music courses his veins, and its authenticity is conveyed effortlessly in the music that comes through his hands and heart.

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29 March 2009, 4:00 p.m., Zefiro at The Nave
Zefiro
$15, ($10 for students / seniors)
Zefiro, a new professional vocal ensemble based in Providence, Rhode Island, will offer three concerts featuring settings of the four Marian Antiphons.  The octet specializes in the performance of Medieval and Renaissance a capella music by composers such as Byrd, Gesualdo, and Palestrina, performing at numerous venues in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.


2 April 2009, 6 - 8 p.m., Opening reception: 'Waterfall' at The Nave
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2-26 April 2009, 'Waterfall' at The Nave
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25 April 2009, 8:00 p.m., Chicks with Pics & Paintbrushes: An All Ages Evening of Live Music and Art at The Nave
Mo Pepin
Jordan ClementsThe Milling GownsSally Miller
$7
Enjoy a coffee house-type night out celebrating women in the arts and music.  Event will feature hung art including painter Sally Miller and live music by singer songwriters Jordan Clements, Mo Pepin and The Milling Gowns along with others.  Event will benefit the Boston Dyke March. Details/E-list at www.dykenight.com 

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30 April 2009, 7:00 p.m., Deborah Wyndham at The Nave as part of JazzBoston JazzWeek
Deborah Wyndham

$15 adults, $10 age 18 & under.
Pianist/composer and Acton native Deborah Wyndham, who has delighted New England audiences with her sophisticated style in over 2,000 performances, will present a variey of music including contemporary, jazz-influenced neo-classical originals, pop, stride and ragtime. Described as "a cross between Liberace and Bill Evans" and with past radio and television appearances and listeners from over 70 different countries, her fellow jazz musicians have also called her a "pioneer in jazz" for her polyrhythmic yet strait interpretations of standards. She has completed four solo piano CD albums in the last seven years and received an Honorable Mention from Billboard Magazine in 2004 for one of her compositions.

"technical precision...vivid imagination"
-Robert Michael Sutton, All About Jazz


2 May 2009, 7:30 p.m., The Accident That Led Me To The World and Tom Thumb at The Nave
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$10, $8 advance.  

The Nave Gallery presents The Accident That Led Me To the World, an all-acoustic, non-percussive chamber folk trio from Massachusetts. The name was derived from a song that band member Mark Mandeville (guitar, banjo, vocals) wrote called "The Accident That Led Me To The World," which he then elaborated into the concept of an allegorical narrative involving a boy who sails away to an island to be alone. From this concept sprung an entire album's worth of songs, and Mandeville incorporated Raianne Richards (guitar, clarinet, vocals) and Zack Ciras (upright bass) to flesh out the material.

The result was the eponymous 2006 debut released on Nobody's Favorite Records, an angular, concise mixture of bluegrass picking, sea chantey sing-a-longs, and folk singer-songwriting. This release was followed by 2008's The Island Gospel, more expansive, more focused, and more lyrical than its predecessor, and which also travels a more country-driven direction. The Island Gospel also continues the allegorical narrative concept that was begun on the first album, and both albums feature artwork which illustrates the narrative.

"There are moments, whilst listening to the fragile masterpiece that is Nervous Hands, that you become so in tune with the record, so absorbed that you basically hanging on every last strum or hushed vocal utterance that you wonder what else this band might be capable of in the future."
(Americana UK, May 2008)


2-3 May 2009, 12 - 6 p.m., Visit The Nave at Somerville Open Studios!!!!
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2-3 May 2009, 12 - 6 p.m., 'Poetry SOS Style'. Somerville Open Studios
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7 May 2009, 6-8 p.m., Opening reception, 'Alter-Ego, Images Made with Toy Cameras and Alternative Photographic Processes' at The Nave
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2-17 May 2009, 'Alter-Ego, Images Made with Toy Cameras and Alternative Photographic Processes' at The Nave
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16 May 2009, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., Flea Market at The Nave

Fleamarket, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Special Dollar sale 2 -3 p.m.

Attention Shopaholics & Bargain Hunters! Has the economy put a crimp on your favorite activity? Check out our semi-annual Flea Market, guaranteed to have bargains galore. A wide range of goods will be for sale at unbelievable prices, including but not limited
to clothing, shoes, house wares, furniture, books, posters, jewellery and much much more! Come early for the best bargains but also stop back for the last hour where many items will be marked down to $1 or less.

Donations being accepted now. Restore your Feng shui. Clean out your house, attic, studio, car. Gently used clothes, books, records, household items requested. Sorry, please no TVs, computers or used children's plastic toys. Reclaim some space and support the arts in Somerville. Send an email to info@navegallery.org to arrange drop off. All proceeds go to fund the Nave Gallery operational costs.



16 May 2009, 8 p.m., FRANK BLACK TRIBUTE / THE NAVE's 5th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION AT P.A.'S LOUNGE!!!!!

Event pageP.A's LoungeThe Big Disappointments doomstar! Tony the Bookie Orchestra Choo Choo la RougeWrong Reasons Rococo La Boy Audrey Ryan & Stephen Brodsky Thom from Bon SavantsRyan Lee CrosbyCaitlin Frame
$8, 18+
Many thanks to P.A.'s Lounge, Jerry Amaral, Jen Guthrie, and all the bands for taking part in this benefit/5th anniversary celebration of The Nave!!


 27 May 2009, 8 p.m., Grizzler at The Nave

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$5
Grizzler is a good times free improvising big band. Comprised of fifteen members (or so), all Boston Area based musicians, the ensemble was created in the fall of 2008. The music of Grizzler is a free flowing, spontaneous creation which has been developed with scientific methodology designed for maximum audience enjoyment. The song, with which the reader may be familiar, titled "we will rock you," was secretly dedicated to the band. Grizzler invites people large and small to hear with new ears.
jay sullivan - turntable|electronics
josh jefferson - reeds
polly hanson - "percussion"|electronics
jules vasylenko - reeds
gdg - alto saxophone | turntable
steve norton - reeds
jed speare - electronics
lou cohen - electronics
lou bunk - "percussion"|electronics
brendan murray - electronics
david michael curry - viola|electronics
luke moldoff - guitar
chris strunk - percussion
kevin frenette - guitar
jarrod fowler -


6 June 2009, Opening reception: 'Surprise the Tender Alphabet: image meets text' at The Nave

Time TBA
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14 June 2009, 3-5 p.m., Poetry reading in conjunction with 'Surprise the Tender Alphabet' at The Nave
Poets: Irene Koronas, Jenny Grassl, Charles Coe, Thomas O'Leary


5-26 June 2009, exhibit 'Surprise the Tender Alphabet: image meets text' at The Nave

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19 June 2009, 8 p.m., Metal and Glass Ensemble at The Nave

Metal and Glass Ensemblebuy tickets
$7 donation.
Come enjoy the acoustic drone music of Boston's one and only Metal and Glass Ensemble! We will be presenting two concerts this month, joined by several special guests. Be prepared to take in some incredible long tones and be transformed.  Metal & Glass Ensemble is a Boston-based improvisational group with a rotating membership who create acoustic drone-based music with bowed cymbals and other metal objects, and glasses tuned to a just-intoned 23-note octave. This just scale, employing whole-number ratios akin to a natural harmonic overtone series, is the only formal tuning used in the group. The bowed metal generates its own shifting but interrelated pitch classes, while the instrumental players contribute using a variety of microtonal intonations. In this way the music is liberated from the 12-tone equal-tempered octave, and explores a broad spectrum of harmonic relationships. The ensemble uses a structured improvisational scheme (such as a chart or graphic score) to give each performance a specific form. In some cases the structure is conceptual, expressed through verbal imagery. The music itself evolves gradually over time, often conveying a meditative quality.

Peter Warren - bowed metal
Heather Townsend - glass
Thadd Comstock - glass
Matt Samolis - glass & flute
Randy Winchester - bowed metal
Phillip Lampe - bowed metal
Kathryn Schulmeister - bass
Jane Wang - cello/bass
Grant Smith - percussion
David Michael Curry - viola / saw / cello

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24 June 2009, 8:00 p.m., The Bruno Raberg Nonet at The Nave for Joe's Jazz & Blues Fest
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$12, $10 students with ID
Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone and the Somerville Arts Council present: Joe's Jazz & Blues Fest
Innovative bassist/composer Bruno Raberg will present a night of original music written for his all-stellar nonet. Raberg is a mainstay on the Boston scene and has 6 recordings in his name featuring Mick Goodrick, Donny McCaslin, Matt Wilson, Ben Monder, Chris Cheek and others. Featured are trumpeter Phil Grenadier who’s currently a member of guitarist John Scofiled Sextet, Allan Chase formerly with drum legend Rasheed Ali.

“Raberg knows how to make a nonet sing. [His] music moves in subltle, wave-like variations….colored by warm, pastel harmonies and tone colors” –Jon Garelick, Boston Phoenix

“Recommended new release” –David Adler, AllAboutJazz–New York

“Publisher’s Pick Of The Week” –Michael Ricci, AllAboutJAzz–New York 


11 July-9 August 2009, 'Physical Digital' at The Nave

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Artists: Rachel Gargiulo, Ted Ollier, John Pyper, Liz Shepherd


7 July 2009, 6-8 p.m., Closing reception, 'Physical Digital' at The Nave

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28 August 2009, 7:30pm:  Jason Anderson + Friends at The Nave
Jason Anderson
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FREE (donations accepted to support The Nave)
An intimate evening of music, community and friendship.
The first set will be a collaborative, in-the-round, song share featuring some of the nicest, most talented folks in the northeast seacoast area, including Nave favorite Gregg Porter, Guy Capecelatro III, Djim Reynolds and Juliet Nelson.  After a short break, Jason will play the second set: a group sing along for everyone in attendance. Come ready to smile, to sing, to make some new friends, and to remember just how special--and intimate--live folk music can be.


29 August 2009. Project MUM: dance party underneath the McGrath Highway!
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11 September 2009, Opening reception, 'In Through the Out Door: Photography & Video of Charles Daniels' at The Nave
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11 September-4 October 2009, 'In Through the Out Door: Photography & Video of Charles Daniels' at The Nave
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The Nave Gallery is proud to feature its first one man show featuring the photography and video of longtime Boston area artist Charles Daniels. This exhibit title is especially appropriate since it comes from a 1979 Led Zeppelin album, and many local rock fans know Daniels better as the“Masterblaster,” former emcee from the infamous Boston Tea Party, where Zeppelin once played. Daniels’ art has grown since the Tea Party days, expanding from fashion and music to dance, performance, and everything in between. "In Through the Out Door" is a rare opportunity to see not only his older photographs but also his newer video work, all in one space.


3 October 2009, 8 p.m., Bodydrama at The Nave

Bodydrama
$5.
Bodydrama: Rachel, Joe and Betty (movement) with Matt Samolis (flute), Walter Wright (analog synths & video)
Matt Samolis has been working in sonic and visual mediums since 1987. He began studying flute, and later composition and tenor banjo. He has worked with ensembles at New England Conservatory, Brandeis University, Berklee, and Tufts, as well as Open Hand Theatre, Pilgrim Research Collaborative, Mobius, Roy Hart Theatre, and numerous other projects. Currently, his primary focus is as a flutist with various local performance groups and his drone alliance, The Metal & Glass Ensemble. He is also often found about town practicing freelance photography.


4 October 2009, Closing reception, 2-5 p.m., 'In Through the Out Door: Photography & Video of Charles Daniels' at The Nave
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4 October 2009, 7:30 p.m., Testface at The Nave

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9-11 October 2009, Honkfest in Somerville

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15 October 2009, Nave@5 BIRTHDAY BASH!!! at The Nave

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All ages • $5 cover charge • $5 raffle tickets

Performances by DJ Mark E. Moon, Mr. Sister, and Shepherdess
An art-lover’s dream of a silent auction
The most incredible raffle ever
An amazing food & cash bar
Awesome people
Birthday cake
And of course, lots more!


17 October 2009, 7:30 p.m., Audrey Ryan: CD RELEASE PARTY!!! at The Nave

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”Gretel” opens 7:30, Audrey 8:30, Screening “Loft Show Upstairs” 9:45


23 October 2009, 6-8 p.m., Opening reception, 'GeoMorphics: changing art for a changing landscape' at The Nave
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1 November 2009, 3 p.m., Curator's Talk, 'GeoMorphics: changing art for a changing landscape' at The Nave
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7 November 2009, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Fleamarket at The Nave!
The Nave is holding our annual fall fleamarket to help with winter heating bill and keep music performances happening. Save your stuff, buy more stuff, spread the word.


14 November 2009, 1–5 pm, Wrap Around! at the Nave
An Affordable Sale of Handmade Scarves, Mittens, Hats, and other Goods. All Proceeds Benefit the Somerville Homeless Coalition and RESPOND.

Donations sought! Spread the word to your knitting circle, crocheting cousins and other creative types for this very worthy event. All items will be priced at $25 or less. As we all face another cold and wet winter, help keep others warm. Wrap your arms around your community!


14 November 2009, 8 p.m., Metal & Glass Ensemble CD Release Concert at The Nave

Metal & Glass Ensemble •  metal & glass ensemble at the nave podcast
$6
Celebrate the release of Metal & Glass Ensemble's second live CD for 2009!
Recorded at Clarendon Hill Presbyterian Church in June 2009 in a live performance with unique metal and glass instruments along with strings, winds and percussion.

Really magic piece... The idea of generating drone sounds with metal and glass is perfect...like space nothing to see but so rich, so mysterious, so deep!  Great performance.
   – Julien Beau, Bordeaux, France

Matt Samolis, flute, glass, bowed metal; Bill Barclay, bowed metal, glass; Thadd Comstock, glass, bowed metal; David Michael Curry, viola, saw; Phil James, shakuhachi; Junko Simons, cello; Heather Townsend, glass; Peter Warren, bowed metal; Randy Winchester, bowed metal


15 November 2009, 1–5 pm, Wrap Around! at the Nave
An Affordable Sale of Handmade Scarves, Mittens, Hats, and other Goods All Proceeds Benefit the Somerville Homeless Coalition and RESPOND.

Donations sought! Spread the word to your knitting circle, crocheting cousins and other creative types for this very worthy event. All items will be priced at $25 or less. As we all face another cold and wet winter, help keep others warm. Wrap your arms around your community!


15 November 2009, 4-6 p.m., Mystic Folk at The Nave  - THIS SHOW HAS BEEN CANCELED!

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We're sorry to announce that because of unforeseen circumstances, the Mystic Folk show for November 15th has been canceled.  We hope to reschedule Mystic Folk for a spring 2010 performance.


23 October-22 November 2009, 'GeoMorphics: changing art for a changing landscape' at The Nave
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Joan Barker, Jason Burch, Kay Canavino, Cathleen Daley, GroundView, Julie Jankowski, Sarah Meyers, Ted Ollier, Christopher Poteet, Doug Purnell, Alicenne Reid, Blake Roberts, Noah Wilson


3 December 2009, 6-8 p.m., Opening reception, 'The December Salon' with Starnes & Shah at The Nave

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Starnes & ShahBand in Boston
The December Salon runs from 3-6 December and 10-13 December 2009.

Starnes & Shah is the folk-rock duo of Dania Abu-Shaheen (Arab rock'n'roll hopeful/singer/songwriter guitarist) and Zilpha Starnes (Texan choir girl/vocalist/keyboardist). In 2005, this unlikely pair began delivering music to New York audiences that always left the bar wanting to hear more. Described by bassist Matt Noble as 'psychedelic folk', Pink White Blue Green is a musical tilt-a-whirl spinning with rock energy dipping in and out of the expected and the strange. Launched to space and back, The Arab expat and Dixie deportee prove to listeners that no matter how peculiar or mundane the surroundings, Starnes & Shah always have something to say that's definitely worth listening to.

Many thanks to Jen Guthrie of Band in Boston for booking all Salon music events.


4 December 2009, 6-8 p.m., 'The December Salon' at The Nave
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The December Salon runs from 3-6 December and 10-13 December 2009.


5 December 2009, 1-5 p.m., 'The December Salon' at The Nave
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The December Salon runs from 3-6 December and 10-13 December 2009.


6 December 2009, 1-5 p.m., 'The December Salon' at The Nave
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10 December 2009, 6-8 p.m., 'The December Salon' with Caleb Baker at The Nave
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Caleb BakerBand in Boston
The December Salon runs from 3-6 December and 10-13 December 2009.
Caleb Baker is a singer/songwriter who recently moved back to Boston, Ma having established his fan base in the D.C. area over the past five years. Caleb grew up playing classical piano, and picked up the guitar at the age of fourteen. He began writing songs almost immediately and continues to write primarily for guitar, while also writing songs for piano, ukulele, and banjo. Caleb's unique blend of Americana and Folk-Rock has gained him a devoted following and has led him to open up for artists from VACO (Virginia Coalition) to Brad Corrigan of DISPATCH. Caleb's strong stage presence along with his soulful and energetic live show make him a performer not worth missing.

Many thanks to Jen Guthrie of Band in Boston for booking all Salon music events.


11 December 2009, 6-8 p.m., 'The December Salon' with Steven Lord at The Nave
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The December Salon runs from 3-6 December and 10-13 December 2009.

Many thanks to Jen Guthrie of Band in Boston for booking all Salon music events.


12 December 2009, 1-5 p.m., 'The December Salon' at The Nave
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The December Salon runs from 3-6 December and 10-13 December 2009.


13 December 2009, 1-5 p.m., Closing reception, 'The December Salon' with Stephen Konrads and Tom Janovitz at The NaveEvent pageSleepy Very SleepyTom JanovitzBand in Boston
The December Salon runs from 3-6 December and 10-13 December 2009.

On Tom Janovitz:
"His voice just warms you up...like a big hug...fills the room with love"
-Band in Boston

Many thanks to Jen Guthrie of Band in Boston for booking all Salon music events.


19 December 2009, 8 p.m., Jason Anderson presents the Third Annual Good Cheer Festival at The Nave
Jason Anderson
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Free
Just in time for Christmas, the Good Cheer Festival makes a triumphant return to the Nave Gallery. Last year's event was simply incredible, featuring dramatic readings of The Night Before Christmas and The Polar Express, a piano-led group carol sing, a surprise visit from Santa Claus himself, and free egg nog, cookies and cider! This year is going to be even merrier; a truly awesome event for the *whole* family that will get you ready--and excited!--for this holiday season!

As always, there will be a prize for the best Christmas sweater, so *please* dress the part, and come ready to sing, smile and feel the warmth of community. The cookies, cider and nog will be back, and remember, the Good Cheer Festival is a free event, open to one and all! Yay!

 

 

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