Saturday, March 28th, 2015 • 7:30 pm
BUY TICKETS HERE Join us for an evening with two of the Cape's outstanding songwriters! Catie Flynn is a singer songwriter born and raised on Cape Cod, and winner of the 2010 “Cape Cod Songwriters Competition. She attended Berklee College of Music in Boston where she studied voice and music business. Upon graduating from Berklee Catie moved to Nashville Tennessee. While in Nashville Catie toured with her Americana group The Fireman’s Daughter. The Fireman’s Daughter released an EP entitled “Road to Tennessee”(available on itunes.) ” Now back on the Cape, Catie can be seen playing locally and around the northeast region both solo and with her new ensemble, The Catie Flynn Band. In 2013, Catie release her solo album entitled "Let Me Down Slow". Out Late's Diana Di Gioia is known for smart, funny and irreverent lyrics. The Cape Cod times calls her songs "Finely honed narratives with telling deails sung with confidence and determination."
Sunday, March 29th, 2015 • 2:00 pm
BUY TICKETS HERE FOR SUNDAY 3/29 BUY TICKETS HERE FOR SATURDAY 4/4 Prez Hall is pleased to announce 2 screenings of this wonderful film about the talents behind some of the greatest songs produced in the 1960's. When it first came up on our radar we just knew audiences here on the Cape would love to see this film about great musicians and great music. The Wrecking Crew were a group of Studio Musicians in Los Angeles in the 60s who played on hits for the "Beach Boys, Frank Sinatra, Nancy Sinatra, Sonny and Cher, Jan & Dean, The Monkees, Gary Lewis and the Playboys, Mamas and Papas, Tijuana Brass, Ricky Nelson, Johnny Rivers and were Phil Spector's Wall of Sound. The amount of work that they were involved in was tremendous. They were also involved in groups that I like to call, The Milli Vanilli's of the day. A producer would get the guys in and lay down some instrumental tracks. If it became a hit, they would record an album and put a group together to go on the road. This happened many times with groups like the Marketts, Routers, and T-Bones. The next day they would do the same thing and call it another name. Same musicians, but different group Name. At the time the record industry was primarily in New York, London and Detroit in the late 50's and early 60s. Then there was a surge towards the mid-60s that pushed the recording to the west Coast. So these musicians were recording around the clock for a good 8 years. It's hey day for this group was in 1967 when the charts turned to the west. WATCH THE TRAILER HERE VISIT THE FILM'S WEBSITE HERE READ THE BOSTON GLOBE REVIEW HERE
Thursday, April 2nd, 2015 • 7:30 pm
Presented by WOMR
Presented by WOMR, this poetry reading event will feature the regional winners of the Joe Gouveia Outermost Poetry Contest, as well as the honorable mentions and contest judge Marge Piercy. For more info please call WOMR at 608-487-6219.
Friday, April 3rd, 2015 • 7:30 pm
BUY TICKETS HERE Please join us for another installment of our Bright new Stars live music series, featuring some of the best talent from the Northeast region. The stunningly talented singer/songwriter Tenzin Chopak performed for us last year and anyone who was in the audience can attest to what an incredible performance it was...Reviewers have referred to his music as "progressive chamber folk", while audiences and critics have praised performances as "incandescent", "mesmerizing", "transcendent", and "stunningly beautiful". All true! This time around, Tenzin is bringing his Rockwood Ferry bandmates Eric Aceto (6 sting violin) and Rich DePaolo (fretless bass) along. Eric is one of Ithaca's most respected musicians in addition to being a renowned stringed instrument builder. Known primarily for his work as a virtuoso gypsy jazz violinist, Eric also has extensive experience in folk, rock, and experimental music. He has been featured on countless musical projects of his own and with others over the years, notably including TiTi Chickapea with Richie Stearns and Hank Roberts, The Aceto Lieberman Quartet, Djug Django, The Djangoners, Martin Simpson, and The Burns Sisters. Rich DePaolo (fretless bass, guitar, and vocals) is a multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, and producer/engineer who has continued to be a prominent figure in Ithaca's music scene for many years in genres as diverse as art rock, folk, blues, and a cappella. He has a critically acclaimed solo release and was a principle writer and collaborator in the Ithaca-based avant-rock quintet Red Letter. In addition to producing and engineering dozens of records and mastering countless more, he has accompanied such notable regional and national performers as Martin Sexton, Sarah Harmer, Jimmy LaFave and Tom Paxton. Opening the show will fabulous local talent, singer/songwriter Jordan Renzi. Jordan knocked us out with her gorgeous rendition of a Dylan tune at our MLK Day celebration in January. We just knew we had to get her back on our stage for a full set. Come check her out before she starts selling out Club Passim! Don't miss what is sure to be another memorable night of gorgeous music in the warm, intimate setting of our downstairs Hall. LISTEN TO ROCKWOOD FERRY HERE LEARN MORE ABOUT JORDAN HERE
Saturday, April 4th, 2015 • 4:30 pm
BUY TICKETS HERE FOR SUNDAY 3/29 BUY TICKETS HERE FOR SATURDAY 4/4 Prez Hall is pleased to announce 2 screenings of this wonderful film about the talents behind some of the greatest songs produced in the 1960's. When it first came up on our radar we just knew audiences here on the Cape would love to see this film about great musicians and great music. The Wrecking Crew were a group of Studio Musicians in Los Angeles in the 60s who played on hits for the "Beach Boys, Frank Sinatra, Nancy Sinatra, Sonny and Cher, Jan & Dean, The Monkees, Gary Lewis and the Playboys, Mamas and Papas, Tijuana Brass, Ricky Nelson, Johnny Rivers and were Phil Spector's Wall of Sound. The amount of work that they were involved in was tremendous. They were also involved in groups that I like to call, The Milli Vanilli's of the day. A producer would get the guys in and lay down some instrumental tracks. If it became a hit, they would record an album and put a group together to go on the road. This happened many times with groups like the Marketts, Routers, and T-Bones. The next day they would do the same thing and call it another name. Same musicians, but different group Name. At the time the record industry was primarily in New York, London and Detroit in the late 50's and early 60s. Then there was a surge towards the mid-60s that pushed the recording to the west Coast. So these musicians were recording around the clock for a good 8 years. It's hey day for this group was in 1967 when the charts turned to the west. WATCH THE TRAILER HERE VISIT THE FILM'S WEBSITE HERE
Wednesday, April 8th, 2015 • 5:30 pm
$10 and your best bag of clothing
If you've been before, you'll know that it's an event that you won't want to miss! Bring $10 and your best bag of clothing. Items must be clean and in good condition - PLEASE BE SELECTIVE. Shoes and accessories welcome. Complimentary beverage included. All ages.
Thursday, April 9th, 2015 • 6:00 pm
BUY TICKETS HERE Heartburn: Recipes for Transformation Presented by Wellfleet Preservation Hall & Lola's Local Food Lab The 3rd season of Food on Film celebrates and savors the passions of the kitchen, mirrored in the dreams and desires of strong-willed women in their search for authenticity in taste and in truth. Each has a different recipe for transforming their lives, as we discover what it means to nourish, to feast, and to be hungry. Mostly Martha (Bella Martha), 2001, directed by Sandra Nettleback. Martha Klein (Martha Gedeck) rules her kitchen, her colleagues and her emotions with stainless steely precision. She is a headstrong and obsessive chef, who learns just how emotionally starved she has become when called upon to provide a recipe for comfort and nourishment not found in any larder. Small plate menu TBA!
Friday, April 10th, 2015 • 7:00 pm
Free & Open to all!
With DJ Paula Erickson! More details to come soon...
Saturday, April 11th, 2015 • 7:30 pm
$28 General Seating
BUY TICKETS HERE Jim Kweskin and Geoff Muldaur play jug band favorites, old time jazz tunes, and classic country blues. They've perfected a low key, homemade sound that makes their skillful playing seem as easy as a casual conversation between close friends. The focus is on the music, and the music— even when it's heartbreaking —is always fun. They pick guitar and sing, and have also been known to perform on comb, kazoo, washboard, and jug. "There are only three white blues singers," guitar legend Richard Thompson once said. "And Geoff Muldaur is at least two of them." Whether Jim is the third is a matter of conjecture. Geoff and Jim met in 1963 when they shared a bill at the Community Church in Boston. When Vanguard Records offered Jim a recording contract, he recruited Geoff for his band. The Jim Kweskin Jug Band stayed together long enough to record six influential albums and bring their unique style of folk music to national TV on the Steve Allen Show, the Roger Miller Show, and the Al Hirt Show, as well as appearing at the Newport Folk Festival and in the psychedelic ballrooms of San Francisco, where they played with the likes of Big Brother and the Holding Company and the Doors. Geoff went on to do a stint with Paul Butterfield's Better Days and recorded a pair of albums with his future ex-wife Maria Muldaur before embarking on his own solo career. Jim and Geoff joined forces in 2008 in a roots music all-star tribute to the Mississippi Sheiks. Allmusic.com praised the album, Geoff Muldaur and the Texas Sheiks, as "sounding like a loose, freewheeling, front porch gathering of longtime friends." Join these longtime friends for their latest freewheeling gathering, right here at the Hall.
Tuesday, April 14th, 2015 • 6:30 pm
$70.00/$100 with wine pairing
BUY TICKETS HERE CERALDI is popping up at the Hall for an evening of spectacular food. As he does in the restaurant, Chef Michael Ceraldi will offer a 7-course menu based on the days freshest local ingredients. CERALDI aspires to tell a story through food that pays homage to what they value—love, family, food, friendship and nature. With deep roots in food, family, and tradition Ceraldi brings this interpretation of the time and place to plate. The menu has yet to be determined but rest assured it will be fresh, local, prepared with love and undoubtedly delicious. Chef Ceraldi can cater to diners with allergies or specific dietary preferences Please specify when you make your reservation. As in the restaurant, the 7 course meal is $70 per person...$100 including a wine pairing with each course. For this special event, tax and gratuity are included.
Wednesday, April 15th, 2015 • 7:00 pm
Free & Open to all
Every 3rd Wednesday of the month, The Feed Your Love Open Mic is a tolerant and supportive, diverse, engaging and, most of all, entertaining environment (whew!). We host musicians who sing and play everything from old timey folk to rock-n-roll; acoustic guitar solos to improvisational jazz sets; poets and story-tellers, first-time performers (ages 6 to 86) to retired professional musicians. All are welcome and made to feel at home. If you are not already a member of our musical (and poetic) community, please stop by to listen, to play, or just to say hello. Cash bar serving cold and hot drinks and snacks.
Sunday, April 19th, 2015 • 10:00 am
Runs April 19th - May 2nd
Sunday, April 19th, 2015 • 3:00 pm
Friday, April 24th, 2015 • 7:30 pm
$10.00, co-presented by WOMR
BUY TICKETS HERE Prez Hall & WOMR are thrilled to present the 2nd installment of Live & Wired, our exciting new film series showcasing some of the best movies ever made about rock 'n roll. We'll have chairs for your comroft, floor space for groovin', and a full cash bar. Get your tickets now - our last event was almost sold out, and it was a BLAST!! Tonight's selection: Martin Scorcese's electrifing concert film SHINE A LIGHT, captures the Rolling Stones live over a two-day period at the intimate Beacon Theater in New York City in fall 2006. It also includes behind-the-scenes footage and interviews. "Once the Rolling Stones push "Jumpin' Jack Flash's" tempo toward a cliff, Scorsese treats "Shine a Light" like a character piece about artistic give-and-take, not a mere concert film. As long as the Stones are ambulatory, they're ageless." -Nick Rogers, Suite.101 "...an exhilarating and wholly engrossing event." - John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
Saturday, April 25th, 2015 • 7:30 pm
Tickets available at www.payomet.org or 508-487-5400
PRESENTED BY OUR FRIENDS AT PAYOMET PERFORMING ARTS CENTER BUY TICKETS HERE "They're a mighty powerhouse....All the playing is hot." - Stephen D. Winick, Huffington Post "Raucous Roots..." - Phillip Lutz, The New York Times Get ready for a beautiful explosion of Americana. And some fun! Spuyten Duyvil (pronounced "SPITE+en DIE+vil") delivers a brand of original and traditional American Roots music that blends Olde Time, Blues, 2nd Line, Bluegrass, and Folk Rock with a pinch of Punk Rock energy to create a uniquely modern mix. Lead by song-writing couple, Mark Miller and Beth Kaufman, this seven piece powerhouse brings barn burning energy to venues throughout the Northeast. It’s an exciting time for the Hudson Valley based band. Their CD, “Temptation”, released October 2013, made it to #7 on the Folk DJ Chart in it's first full month out. "I'll Fly Away" grabbed the #2 spot. "Temptation" also made it to the top #20 on the Roots Music Report and into the top #30 on the Roots 66 Airplay Chart. Their 2011 release "New Amsterdam" landed on a dozen DJ Top 10 lists and received a nomination for the Alternate Root TV's "2011 Top American Roots Album." Don't miss this chance to see one of the most electrifying Americana bands touring today, in their first gig on the Cape in our great-sounding Hall!
Thursday, April 30th, 2015 • 6:00 pm
BUY TICKETS HERE Heartburn: Recipes for Transformation Presented by Wellfleet Preservation Hall & Lola's Local Food Lab The 3rd season of Food on Film celebrates and savors the passions of the kitchen, mirrored in the dreams and desires of strong-willed women in their search for authenticity in taste and in truth. Each has a different recipe for transforming their lives, as we discover what it means to nourish, to feast, and to be hungry. Orlando, 1992, directed by Sally Potter. Based on the novel by Virginia Wolff. Young nobleman Orlando (Tilda Swinton) is commanded to retain the “bloom of youth” by Queen Elizabeth I (Quentin Crisp). This epic search for love, poetry and the meaning of life spirals inward and outward, or over four hundred years and is a karmic reckoning of gender roles through a lens both historical and philosophical. While not a film about food, the act and art of dining and discussion are a delicious morsel in this dazzling, daring, feast for the senses. Small plate menu TBA!
Saturday, May 2nd, 2015 • 4:30 pm
BUY TICKETS HERE DOUBLE FEATURE: From Iran, A Separation (Az Iran, Yek Jodaee)by Azadeh Mousavi and Kourosh Ataei (52 min, 2013, Iran/France) In the morning of 27 March 2012, the Iranian movie A Separation won the Oscar Award for the Best Foreign Language Film. For the Iranian people who were impatiently glued to their TV screens, this was more than a cinematic award. When sanctions and threats of war with Iran covered the world headlines, Asghar Farhadi talked about Iran’s love for peace and Iranians felt that their voice was heard through someone other than the government officials. This documentary depicts the importance and the difference of receiving an Oscar award for “A Separation” for the Iranians and has a general view on Iran’s society of today. WATCH THE TRAILER HERE A Dress Rehearsal for an Execution by Bahman Tavoosi (60 min, 2013, Canada)Since the Pulitzer Prize for journalism was established nearly a hundred years ago, only one winning photograph has ever had an anonymous creator. In 2006, after nearly three decades of fearing for his life, Jahangir Razmi at last revealed his identity as the photographer of the 1979 prize-winning picture of an execution in post-revolution Iran. The story of the photo alone would make a fascinating documentary, but Montreal-based director and visual artist Bahman Tavoosi’s film is much more than an historical retelling of facts. Tavoosi records his process of restaging the photograph and meticulously seeks out a suitable location and cast. The source material becomes a muse, and a dramatic history is exposed and developed like a negative. Tavoosi dissects the role of documentary photography as art form and social commentary while questioning and highlighting creative licence and political history in this ambitious, cinematic and riveting piece of filmmaking. WATCH THE TRAILER HERE Iranian-Canadian filmmaker Bahman Tavoosi (Dress Rehearsal for an Execution) will join us via Skype to discuss his film after the screening. The Cape Cod Festival of Arab & Middle Eastern Cinema is co-sponsored by CapeCodFilmSociety.com, Cape Cinema, and the Cape Cod Museum of Art. The Wellfleet screenings are supported in part by a grant from the Wellfleet Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
Saturday, May 2nd, 2015 • 7:30 pm
Saturday, May 9th, 2015 • 7:00 pm
BUY TICKETS HERE Antonio Carlos Jobim (1927 - 1994) was a Brazilian composer, singer, pianist, guitarist and was a primary force behind the creation of the boss nova. He is best known as the composer of The Girl from Ipanema, one of the most recorded songs of all time, and his other songs include: Agua de Beber, Chega de Saudade (No More Blues), Corcovado (Quiet Nights), How Insensitive, One Note Samba, Wave, and many more! Debra mann (piano & vocals) from Providence will perform a concert of Jobim with Ron Ormsby (bass) who performs in Brazil, and Bart Weisman (drums) who performed with Keter Betts who helped bring Bossa Nova & Samba into Jazz in the 1960's.
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