Orono Arts Cafe

NEXT ORONO ARTS CAFE:  Friday April 11, 2014
Join us for a Jazz and Poetry Jam — a combined celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month and National Poetry Month!  Listen to some great jazz sounds and find out which Orono celebrities have brought their favorite family-friendly poems to read aloud.  You’ll hear pieces from many cultures and in many languages, see an intriguing display of blackout poems, and find out how beautiful poetry can be when the words are shaped by signing hands!  April’s special snack at the cafe is Jammin’ Biscuits, and the OAC’s famous root beer floats will also be on the menu along with other refreshments.
Tina Fey, Kevin Kline, Meryl Streep, Patrick Stewart, and Esperanza Spaulding will be among NYC’s celebrity readers this month.
Why don’t YOU be one of ours?

The Orono Arts Cafe is held the 2nd Friday of each month at the Keith Anderson Community House, 19 Bennoch Road.  Enjoy an evening of relaxation and entertainment, with open mic performances of jazz, folk, pop, classical, country, and international music, along with humorous and dramatic spoken pieces.  We’ll offer an array of snacks and desserts, along with hot and cold beverages to help artists and audience alike replenish their energy supplies.
$3 admission and refreshment sales support Orono school arts programs and the Orono Schools Coalition for the Arts Scholarship Fund for Orono public school students in grades 4-12.
Food donations and volunteers always welcomed (please note that we try to follow the OMS and OHS school policies of no nut products).
Artists are welcome to sign in as early as 6:30pm and the performances begin at 7pm.
Adult and student performers from community and campus are welcome!  You need not be a resident of Orono to participate.  All artists are reminded that, whatever genre of music or spoken piece you choose to perform, you should plan a program that is appropriate for a family audience and that lasts no more than 10 minutes (2-3 tunes).
Look for Orono Arts Cafe on Facebook.


Upcoming Cafe Dates:

May 9

June 13

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