This weekend we'll keep it cool with freshly minted Mojitos ($5). We'll need to stay cool because we have Flamenco dancing, Rock and Roll dancing, Blues dancing, Hip Hop dancing, Zumba dancing, Baby dancing and Salsa dancing this weekend. And all that dancing gets us hot. It's getting hot in herr. So take off all your...Close the door, the air conditioner is on!
Tonight we have the band Lila Bloom after trivia. Good band with a divatastic 80's vibe. $5.
Friday at 5pm we have Citrus playing Sitar. Any of you know Citrus, used to play guitar in U.S. Pipe and the Balls Johnson Dance Machine, used to play with P Funk? Now come hear him play sitar. Citrus is opening up for his Flamenco guitar master, the legendary musical treasure Rene Heredia starting at 7p.
Rene Heredia plays passionate Flamenco and always brings beautiful dancers with him (including the legendary trumpet player Ron Mile's daughter.) $15
After Rene we have the Take 2 band at 9p, rock and roll, and then the alternative rock of Postal Holiday 10:30p. $5
Saturday at 1pm we have a benefit for friend Doc's teeth. $5-10 suggested donation. Here's Spencer Pyne's thoughtful invite for the event,
Saturday at 5:30p we have The Free Horizon Montessori Choir and Jazz band. Free.
Saturday at 7:30pm we have The Encounters (formerly Blues Torch). The Encounters have a smoking hot guitar player and a singer that can belt a song like there is no tomorrow; Janis Joplin meets Pat Benetar. $5.
At 10pm Saturday we have a hip hop show with 2 groups from L.A. and 4 from CO. No Frequency, Milogic, Non Combatants, Con & Booger, Pawz One (from L.A.), Bullhead*Ded. Hip hop. $5
Sunday morning Keith leads yoga at 10am (to the meditative music of Melissa Ivey and Adam DeGraff). Great way to start your week. $5-$10 suggested.
Sunday night salsa, don't forget to do it. $8 lesson + band.
Next Tuesday night at 8:30p we have Henrikson Amp's Jazz Guitar night. Free.
Extra Credit: Alicia Fall (our woman at the door on Friday nights) turned us onto contemporary Afghan poet Reza Mohammadi. Here's a poem from Reza.
I was a word abandoned in an old battered book,
a word forgot by politics, by love and the speaking world.
The poets fled from me. All of my letters detested me,
deserting me for other words without once looking back.
Just like that I was alone, a ghost-word that lacked its letters,
lonely and only the terrible sound of the frenzied centuries
for company, only the sound of the slaves, of the dead,
of the arrows of time flying and flying and flying.
You (o my true love) came with your fierce mouth
and hands of ten desolate fingers and found me,
and so loudly then the whole world did shout me