Brookline Community Center for the Arts
BCCA May Events & Entertainment License Update )
  May 6, 2004 
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  • BCCA Entertainment License Update
  • Weekend of May 7th - 9th
  • Weekend of May 14th - 16th
  • Weekend of May 21st - 23rd
  • Weekend of May 28th - 30th
  • Upcoming Events...

  • Dear Friends of the Arts & Community Members,

    Thanks to everyone for participating in our April events & for those who supported the granting of our Entertainment license! After you glance at our May line- up you might be inclined to associate the month of May with BCCA entertainment rather then weddings. So read on and mark these events on your calendars! You can also check out our weekly & special events on our website. BCCA events are all ages and great for the whole family!

    If you're still looking for great summer activities for your kids, you should definitely sign up for the BCCA Summer Arts Program! The program offers two-week sessions throughout the summer for kids and teens ages 4 to 18. Program themes include Drama, Ballet/Tap/Jazz, Martial Arts, Hip-Hop dance, and more! For more information call us at (617) 738- 2800 or E-Mail our Summer Arts Program Coordinator, Emily.

    BCCA Entertainment License Update

    Last Tuesday, April 27, the BCCA was granted a temporary Entertainment license by the City of Brookline. This license that is so valuable to our continuance was granted in part because of your support letters and presence at the hearing, and we wish to thank you for the important roles you play in the BCCA arts community and the community at large. Read more (new business hours, parking regulations, etc...)

    Note: Please park in non-residential, metered spots and metered parking lots only.

    Read our original newsletter/call for support for the April 27 Entertainment License Hearing

    Weekend of May 7th - 9th
    FRIDAY, May 7th

    Art Opening: Computer Clubhouse Alumni Art Exhibit
    Come experience the digital works, photography, painting and sculpture of the Computer Clubhouse, on exhibit at the BCCA through the end of June. This opening will include a preview of the Digital Puppet Slam.


    Time: 7:30 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.; Digital Puppet Slam at 8:15 p.m.
    Admission: Free

    SATURDAY, May 8th

    Blue Milonga
    Hsueh-tze Lee presents another Blue Milonga, a uniquely romantic and mesmerizing evening of dance. There will be a one hour lesson, followed by a night of dancing until 1:00 a.m.
    Time: 8:00-9:00 p.m. (lesson); 9:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. (dance)
    Admission: $15 (lesson & dance); $10 (dance only)

    Blue Tango's website...

    Book Reading with Nancy Upper
    Join author, marketing consultant, and former ballet dancer Nancy Upper for a reading and discussion of her book, Ballet Dancers in Career Transitions, a window into the various professional pursuits of ballet dancers. Motivated by her own career transition, her book explores the career paths of other former ballet dancers who made successful transitions into new careers after they stopped performing.
    Time: 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
    Admission: Free. Refreshments will be served and books will be available for purchase.

    DJ Hernan & Noches de Salsa
    DJ Hernan & Noches de Salsa present salsa dancing and performances by dance companies: Caribean Soul, Salsa Karibe, ShangoSoul, & Noche Latina.
    Time: 9:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
    Admission: $12 (advance); $15 (door)
    Purchase tickets in advance for this great, all-ages event!

    SUNDAY, May 9th

    Mothers' Day Extravaganza- Classics Open Mic & Sing Along
    Join singer and MC Paul Jordan this Sunday for a Mothers' Day Extravaganza, featuring acclaimed pianist Richard De Mone, Leon Alperin on drums, and other past and present singing stars. Come listen to and sing favorite showtunes and opera from the 30s, 40s, 50s, & 60s.

    This event is great for the whole family, so bring your mommas, aunties and grannies and celebrate Mothers' Day with us!
    Time: 7:00 - 9:30 p.m.
    Admission: $5 ($3 for Mommas)

    Weekend of May 14th - 16th
    FRIDAY, May 14th

    "What's Left & What's Leaving"- A Rock & Roll Art Show
    "What's Left & What's Leaving" is a benefit concert for old growth forest conservation with rock bands Mollycoddle, LABB, and DJ Brian, Love Night's Master Time Blaster. All proceeds will benefit the Nature Conservatory, so come rock for a cause!
    Time: 7:30 - 10:30 p.m.
    Admission: $8

    Ritmo con Calor Benefit Latin Party
    Come learn and party with JAM'NASTICS & Havana Club on Friday, featuring performances by Salsa Encendida and Comenzar De Nuevo. Additional performances by Havana Club's Samba dancers Andre & Kirlly and Boston Youth. Proceeds benefit JAM'NASTICS.
    Time: 9:30-10:30 p.m. Lesson; 10:30 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. Dance
    Admission: $15 (includes lesson & dance); Discounts available for those who attend the next day's Ritmo Con Calor Workshops! (see below)

    SATURDAY, May 15th

    Ritmo Con Calor Benefit Workshops
    Take your Salsa skills to another level by adding heat and flava. These workshops will be taught by a handful of Boston's greatest Salseros and instructors from Hacha Y Machete, Jam'nastics, Inc., and Masacote Entertainment.
    Check out the flyer for the Benefit...
    Times:
    1:00-2:00 p.m. "Ladies' Styling" with Ana Tinajero Massicot
    1:00-2:00 p.m. "Men's Footwork" with Joel Massicot
    2:00-3:00 p.m. "Partnering Challenge I" (Instructor TBA)
    2:00-3:00 p.m. "Partnering Challenge II" with Andres Giraldo
    3:00-4:00 p.m. "Dips & Stunts I" (Instructor TBA)
    3:00-4:00 p.m. "Dips & Stunts II" with Anara Frank
    4:00-5:00 p.m. "Spinning & Technique: with Victor & Burju
    Admission:
    $20 per workshop
    $55 for all 4 workshops and receive free admittance to Fiesta Friday
    $5 off if purchased by May 13th!

    Improv in Movement & Music Workshops with Guy Mendilow
    Guy Mendilow, world-folk musician and educator, presents an exciting, hands-on afternoon of music- making for kids and parents that will introduce participants to instruments, songs, and languages from around the world. These workshops nurture children's creative problem-solving skills and self-expression and present them with music-making tools that will have them singing, speaking, laughing, and playing instruments from drums to their own bodies!
    Try out these one-time workshops and then pre- register for Mendilow's new class that will start at the BCCA in early June.
    Ages: 3 to 8
    Note: Please specify your child's age upon registration so that we can place your child in the age-appropriate workshop.
    Time: 1st Workshop- 1:00-2:00 p.m.; 2nd Workshop- 2:00-3:00 p.m.
    Admission per 1-hour workshop:
    Parent & Child: $15 (pre-registered); $18 (drop-in)
    Parent or Child only: $10
    Learn more about Guy Mendilow...

    Big Band Swing Dance
    Swing comes to Coolidge Corner in a big way, featuring the authentic, high-energy sound of the 21-piece Compaq Big Band.
    Time: 6:00-7:00 p.m. Swing lessons by Marilee Annereau; 7:00-10:00 p.m. Band Concert & Dance
    Admission: $15

    Learn more about our Big Band event!

    SUNDAY, May 16th

    Standing at Sinai: Jewish Yoga Workshops
    Hanna Tiferet Siegel and Nina Moliver will lead two Sunday workshops - May 16th and June 6th that will take us from Passover into the holiday of Shavuot and beyond. Yoga postures will be taught using the Iyengar method. We will breathe, chant, meditate, stretch, balance, learn and celebrate!

    The workshops are suitable for beginners. All levels of Yoga practice and Jewish knowledge are welcome. Mats and props are provided.
    Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    Admission: $22 (1 workshop); $38 (both workshops)

    Learn more about Hanna Tiferet...

    The Talent Show
    "The Talent Show" will showcase child dancers, musicians and martial artists from the Brookline and Boston communities. Join us to celebrate these young aspiring artists!
    Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.; Pizza party to follow.
    Admission: $5
    For more information: Contact Ha'Kesher at (617) 738-5038 or e-mail smartisrapages@earthlink.net

    Weekend of May 21st - 23rd
    FRIDAY, May 21st

    Salsa y Control Benefit Dance
    Salsa y Control keeps it hot at the BCCA, presenting a night of lessons, performances and dancing. Proceeds benefit Salsa y Control.
    Time: 9:00-10:00 p.m. (Salsa lesson - Beginner & Intermediate); 10:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. Dance & Performances
    Admission: $15/person (lesson & dance)

    SATURDAY, May 22nd

    Salsa y Control Monthly Salsa Workshop
    Johnny & Andres Giraldo present their monthly workshop, designed to hone your skills during the afternoon for your hot Salsa evenings!
    Time: 3:00-5:00 p.m.
    For more info: Check out www.SalsaYControl.com

    Israeli Movie Night
    Join us for our monthly Isreali Movie Night. Stay tuned for details about the film...
    Time: 7:30-9:00 p.m.

    SUNDAY, May 23rd

    Jazz Tap Dance Showcase
    BCCA Jazz Tap instructor Pam Raff presents the annual Jazz Tap Dance Showcase. There will be a reception following the show.
    Time: 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
    Admission: $5 per guest (no charge for performers)
    For more information: contact Pam Raff

    Weekend of May 28th - 30th
    FRIDAY, May 28th

    Mass Live Events presents 5 youth rock bands
    Support Brookline's aspiring rock stars! Five local rock bands from Brookline High School will rock the BCCA May 28th. Concert to be followed by BCCA's Electric Playground, featuring DJs Matty and Frank. Both events are all ages!
    Time: 6:30-10:00 p.m. Concert; 10:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. Electric Playground after-party

    SATURDAY, May 29th

    JuliaOnTap's Tap Jam
    Julia Boynton and the Zachary Kreus Trio bring you an evening of live music and dancing. The event starts with classes for advanced beginner or intermediate levels, followed by a beginner/intermediate jam. They'll wrap it up with a showcase of some of the best tap dancers in Boston. A must see!

    Time: 6:30-7:30 Classes (adv. beginner & intermediate)
    7:30-8:30 Beginner/Intermediate Jam
    8:30-10:00 p.m. Tap Showcase
    Admission: $12/jam only; $15/jam & class

    Julia Boynton's Tap Page...

    Master Ballet Workshop with Madame Legat
    Don't miss this rare opportunity to learn from one of the formost Ballet masters of the world. Join Tatiana Legat and her long-time piano accompanist, Elena Baliankhova, for this unforgetable experience.
    Note: Madama Legat's workshop will be the only one running from the series of Master classes advertised in our Spring catalogue. Don't miss it!
    Time: 3:00-5:00 p.m.
    Admission: $20 ($15 for students)
    Call the BCCA to pre-register!

    Read the complete description for Madame Legat's workshop... »

    Upcoming Events...
    Tap and Tray - Thursday, June 3rd

    Little Rose's Tap Cabaret presents...
    Kurt Albert & Klaus Bleis, the German tap sensations coming to Boston via Chicago and NYC. Also joining Rose are international dance star Joshua Hilberman, physical comedian Bob E. Thomas, Irish Step dancer Kieran Jordan, and Dr. Venus, the tap dancing neuropathologist. Live music to be provided by Mark Shilansky on piano, Keala Kaumeheiwa on bass, and vocalist Patrice Monahan.
    Time: 8:00 Ticket sales; 8:30 p.m. Show
    Admission: $15
    Note: No advance ticket sales. Day-of purchase only.

    Read more about 'Tap and Tray' »

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