July Events @ Tillie's

Note: Pay special attention to the reading on Tuesday, July 15, where Tillie's owner Pat Muncahy reads her published account of getting the lease at the Tillie's space! July 08

Events at Tillie’s

248 DeKalb Avenue Brooklyn NY 11205 (718) 783-6140

www.tilliesofbrooklyn.com Music 7 Summer Sessions

A Showcase with Nick Noir



7 p.m.

No cover

7 Summer Sessions will feature the best acoustic talent in NYC showcased at Tillies of Brooklyn in fort Greene during select Friday evenings in July, August, and September 2008. Each evening will be themed and feature several artists’ performances. Planned evenings include: New York Muse; Spoken Word and Song; Political Satire; Alt Percussion; Cupids’ Corner, Love Songs; Jazz/Folk Fusion; and Emerging NYC Poets.

Seating is first come, first serve.

Nick Noir, the host of 7 Summer Sessions, has released over 22 recordings in various genres and on different recording labels. The prolific artist / producer's most recent, released on May 6 2008, is titled The Ultimate Most Relaxing Classical Chill in the Universe, for orchestral samples & synthesizers, on Denon Records/ Savoy. Nick Noir recently completed recording 13 Sonnets (lyrics by W. Shakespeare) set to alternative folk music, available this summer on Dark Celebrity Records and on Itunes. For more information see: www.sevensessions.com or info@sevensessions.com.



8 p.m.

The Bob Trio

Oscar Penas

Oscar Penas, guitar

Brian Landrus, woodwinds

Bridget Kearny, bass

This drum-less jazz group was founded in Brooklyn in 2008. The members of the group met in Boston in 2005 while studying at the New England Conservatory. Their goal is to swing as hard as possible so that the listener doesn’t notice the lack of drums. The combination of three musical personalities presents a continuous flow of always-fresh musical interaction. See www.oscarpenas.com for additional information.

Cover: $5, $3 with student I.D.



8 p.m. Indoda Entsha Percussion Ensemble

A very popular drumming ensemble inspired by the rhythms of Africa, composed of local performers and musicians and led by E. Preston Riddick. Crowd-pleasing, intricate and stirring music that always has the audience keeping the beat in unison.

Cover: $6

Art Rural Haiti Art Project

July 14th – August 16th 2008

The Rural Haiti Project is a U.S. based youth leadership organization that aims to empower children to become leaders and builders of their communities by conducting programs for low-income, at-risk children in rural areas of Haiti. The project fosters children’s civic, social and intellectual development and promotes community engagement and development.

The Project explores creative ways to engage children at an early age to create and understand their own visions, to identify the positive aspects of their communities as well as recognizing the problems that their country faces. The Rural Haiti Project started in 2006 with a summer workshop entitled “Imagine your Environment” in Sibert, Plaine du Cul de Sac. Local horticulturists, teachers and specialist on reforestation were invited to share their expertise.

James-Herve Sabin has a Bachelor of Architecture from New York Institute of Technology and a Master of Architecture From Pratt Institute. He attended planning courses on infrastructure of cities in developing countries at Columbia University. James-Hervé has worked with the NYC HPD developing housing prototypes, housing research and urban design.

For more information, see www.ruralhaitiproject.org Salon Series

Tuesday 7/15/08

7:30 p.m.

BROOKLYN NOIR 3: NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH Edited by Tim Mc Loughlin and Thomas Adcock

This latest installment in the award-winning Akashic Noir Series features original true-crime stories set in the Borough of Kings. Akashic Books launched the series in 2004 with BROOKLYN NOIR, quickly recognized as the best collection of Brooklyn fiction ever published. In BROOKLYN NOIR 3, the borough's criminal legacy is explored through the lens of nonfiction--and once again, truth proves stranger than fiction.

Editors Tim McLoughlin and Thomas Adcock join contributors Patricia Mulcahy, owner of Tillie’s, as well as Robert Knightley, Reed Farrel Coleman, and Jess Korman to read from their contributions to the anthology.

Books will be for sale. For more information see www.akashicbooks.com.

Open Mic




8 p.m. sign-up

8:30 performance

No cover

Host: Nick Noir

Open to all rappers, singer/songwriters, comedians, and others. Come and try out your new material in a friendly, supportive venue.

For more information on any of the above, call Patricia Mulcahy at (718) 783-6140 or see www.tilliesofbrooklyn.com.