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  • An Evening with Jim James – Solo Acoustic

    Join Jim James and Dave Eggers for a one-night only event benefitting the Young Authors Greenhouse. The night will feature a solo performance by James and then a discussion between Eggers and James. All proceeds benefit Young Authors Greenhouse, a nonprofit that inspires students from under-resourced communities to grow their imagination through writing--to see minds open and pencils move.
    November 17, 2017
    at 8:00pm (SORRY, THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT) More Info
  • The Clifton Roots, Jazz and Heritage Festival

    The Clifton Roots, Jazz, and Heritage Festival, running September 21 to October 1, 2017, features a stunning array of musicians and dancers from around the world and right here at home. Among the critically acclaimed artists appearing at the festival are Afro-Soul singer Betsayda Machado and her band, Parranda El Clavo, from Venezuela; renowned Cuban jazz pianist, Elio Villafranca; from Québéc, Canada, the rollicking De Temps Antan; Spanish singer Irene Atienza, performing with brilliant Brazilian guitarist, Douglas Lora; Swedish string band virtuosos, Väsen; and masters of the Brazilian music known as Choro, Trio Brasileiro. Participating local artists include: Maiden Radio, Yapa, Aaron Bibelhauser & Relic, featuring Michael Cleveland, Appalatin, Cloigheanne, Cosa Seria, among others. Pop-up concerts and musical instrument workshops for beginners will take place along Frankfort Avenue from September 23-28. Experiential activities and workshops including: dance and music workshops, films, walk-up, more instrument workshops, hands-on art projects, international food and after-parties are offered during the main festival event days (Sept 21, 29, Oct 1) held at the Clifton Center.
    SEPTEMBER 21 - OCTOBER 1, 2017
    at various times (Single days: $15/$18, Festival passes: $50/$75) More Info
  • Jerry Eifler Art Show: A Retrospective

    A retrospective exhibit spanning 50 years of the artwork of Fr. Jerry Eifler. Preview Wine and Cheese Party: Friday, September 22, 6:00-9:00 pm. $25 per person. The exhibit will be free and open to the public Saturday, September 23 from 11:00am to 3:00pm.
    September 22
    at 6:00-9:00pm ($25) More Info