BIDA contradance with Trip the Light Fantastic

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1950 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge Massachusetts

Come join us, Sunday January 20th, at 1950 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA, for an evening of dancing, music, food, and more dancing!

Join our family dance email list: bidadance.org/family-announcements

5:30-6:30 Family Dance and Open Band 6:30-7:30 Potluck dinner 7:15-7:30 Beginner contra lesson 7:30-10:30 Contra dance time!

Caller for Family Dance: Luke Donforth with Alex Cumming leading our Open Band (You!)

During the family dance portion, we welcome you to join the OPEN BAND!

Potluck: please bring something to share, a serving utensil, and label what you've made for allergy courtesy.

Caller for Contra: Luke Donforth

Music for Contra: Trip the Light Fantastic (Alex Cumming, Benedict Gagliardi, Armand Aromin)

BIDA Family Dances are family-oriented dance afternoons in conjunction with our regularly schedules dances. Bring your kids! Tell your neighbors and schools! Come without kids of your own, ready to be friendly :) Did you know that BIDA stands for Boston Intergenerational Dance Advocates? Well, kids are the upcoming generation, and a vital part of our community.

Please feel free to join us at 7:00 for a beginner's lesson if you're fresh to contra dancing. Bring someone new to contra dancing to the workshop and we'll give you both passes to get in free at a future dance!

Admission is our standard sliding scale of $5-15 for adults (and counts for the regular dance following, should you choose to stay) and $3 each for children.

Public Transportation (recommended): We are across the street from the Porter Square Red Line stop. Parking: Free street parking (meters and residential are open to all on Sundays). Don't park in the Shaw's parking lot because they tow.

Rhode Island Pub Sing

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Federal Hill Pizza, 1039 Chalkstone Avenue, Providence, Rhode Island 02908

Join us every 2nd and 4th Monday at our local pizza joint for songs, pizza, beer, and good company. This is not a performance, but an open, social singing event. We primarily sing old folk songs with choruses (or "joiny inny" parts) from memory. All are welcome to lead sing along or lead a song.

Join our facebook group 'Rhode Island Pub Sings' to stay informed about other local social singing events.

Rhode Island Pub Sing

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Federal Hill Pizza, 1039 Chalkstone Avenue, Providence, Rhode Island 02908

Join us every 2nd and 4th Monday at our local pizza joint for songs, pizza, beer, and good company. This is not a performance, but an open, social singing event. We primarily sing old folk songs with choruses (or "joiny inny" parts) from memory. All are welcome to lead sing along or lead a song.

Join our facebook group 'Rhode Island Pub Sings' to stay informed about other local social singing events.

Old Time Lounge

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Nick-A-Nee's, 75 South Street, Providence, Rhode Island

The Old Time Lounge is a monthly Intermediate/Advanced Old Time music session, occurring every third Sunday, hosted by your friendly Providencians Armand Aromin, Benedict Gagliardi, Michelle Kaminsky, and Alan Bradbury.

PLEASE NOTE: In order to maintain a setting that is intimate, groovy, and doesn't risk getting out of hand and distracting from the melody of the tune, we are making this INVITE-ONLY for percussionists. If the session seems to be getting too big for its britches, we may have people rotate as to maintain said intimacy. This is Old Time Lounge, not Old Time Orchestra! Oh, and please be considerate of other merry-makers around you and don't be a stupid jerk!

Q: Old Time music! Does that mean I can play Irish music all night? A: Save for tunes that are commonly found in both types of music, or the occasional diversion, you may want to find yourself an Irish session, unless you enjoy sore disappointment.

Q: I play DADGAD guitar, but it looks like there's already one here. What do I do? A: First, that other guitarist is playing in standard, so kindly re-tune your guitar. Then, introduce yourself to the present guitar player/s and take turns accompanying the tunes. If you're learning the chords to the tune, watch the accompanist and play oh, so softly. Like, way softer than you think you should. You are learning the chords after all. And for Pete's sake, don't play your cool hip chords unless the other accompanists are in agreement!

Q: Hey, man, I've been waiting and there are too many guitar players here. I want my turn! A: Here's a lifehack for you: learn to pick the melody.

Q: It's been 10 minutes. Why are you still playing this goddamned tune I don't know? A: Sorry, I was busy enjoying this tune so much that I didn't hear you when you asked 8 minutes ago. You probably know it at this point, so try to figure it out and enjoy it with us, otherwise, you can record it and learn it for next time!

Q: I'm a percussionist and while I fully understand that djembe doesn't quite work in Old Time music, I'd still like to get involved. A: Well, my friend, if you'd like to get into the percussive aspect of Old Time music, then I suggest you pick up your feet, head to YouTube, and search for some flat-footing or clogging steps.

Rhode Island Pub Sing

 —  —

Federal Hill Pizza, 1039 Chalkstone Avenue, Providence, Rhode Island 02908

Join us every 2nd and 4th Monday at our local pizza joint for songs, pizza, beer, and good company. This is not a performance, but an open, social singing event. We primarily sing old folk songs with choruses (or "joiny inny" parts) from memory. All are welcome to lead sing along or lead a song.

Join our facebook group 'Rhode Island Pub Sings' to stay informed about other local social singing events.

Rhode Island Pub Sing

 —  —

Federal Hill Pizza, 1039 Chalkstone Avenue, Providence, Rhode Island 02908

Join us every 2nd and 4th Monday at our local pizza joint for songs, pizza, beer, and good company. This is not a performance, but an open, social singing event. We primarily sing old folk songs with choruses (or "joiny inny" parts) from memory. All are welcome to lead sing along or lead a song.

Join our facebook group 'Rhode Island Pub Sings' to stay informed about other local social singing events.

Old Time Lounge

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Nick-A-Nee's, 75 South Street, Providence, Rhode Island

The Old Time Lounge is a monthly Intermediate/Advanced Old Time music session, occurring every third Sunday, hosted by your friendly Providencians Armand Aromin, Benedict Gagliardi, Michelle Kaminsky, and Alan Bradbury.

PLEASE NOTE: In order to maintain a setting that is intimate, groovy, and doesn't risk getting out of hand and distracting from the melody of the tune, we are making this INVITE-ONLY for percussionists. If the session seems to be getting too big for its britches, we may have people rotate as to maintain said intimacy. This is Old Time Lounge, not Old Time Orchestra! Oh, and please be considerate of other merry-makers around you and don't be a stupid jerk!

Q: Old Time music! Does that mean I can play Irish music all night? A: Save for tunes that are commonly found in both types of music, or the occasional diversion, you may want to find yourself an Irish session, unless you enjoy sore disappointment.

Q: I play DADGAD guitar, but it looks like there's already one here. What do I do? A: First, that other guitarist is playing in standard, so kindly re-tune your guitar. Then, introduce yourself to the present guitar player/s and take turns accompanying the tunes. If you're learning the chords to the tune, watch the accompanist and play oh, so softly. Like, way softer than you think you should. You are learning the chords after all. And for Pete's sake, don't play your cool hip chords unless the other accompanists are in agreement!

Q: Hey, man, I've been waiting and there are too many guitar players here. I want my turn! A: Here's a lifehack for you: learn to pick the melody.

Q: It's been 10 minutes. Why are you still playing this goddamned tune I don't know? A: Sorry, I was busy enjoying this tune so much that I didn't hear you when you asked 8 minutes ago. You probably know it at this point, so try to figure it out and enjoy it with us, otherwise, you can record it and learn it for next time!

Q: I'm a percussionist and while I fully understand that djembe doesn't quite work in Old Time music, I'd still like to get involved. A: Well, my friend, if you'd like to get into the percussive aspect of Old Time music, then I suggest you pick up your feet, head to YouTube, and search for some flat-footing or clogging steps.

Rhode Island Pub Sing

 —  —

Federal Hill Pizza, 1039 Chalkstone Avenue, Providence, Rhode Island 02908

Join us every 2nd and 4th Monday at our local pizza joint for songs, pizza, beer, and good company. This is not a performance, but an open, social singing event. We primarily sing old folk songs with choruses (or "joiny inny" parts) from memory. All are welcome to lead sing along or lead a song.

Join our facebook group 'Rhode Island Pub Sings' to stay informed about other local social singing events.

Rhode Island Pub Sing

 —  —

Federal Hill Pizza, 1039 Chalkstone Avenue, Providence, Rhode Island 02908

Join us every 2nd and 4th Monday at our local pizza joint for songs, pizza, beer, and good company. This is not a performance, but an open, social singing event. We primarily sing old folk songs with choruses (or "joiny inny" parts) from memory. All are welcome to lead sing along or lead a song.

Join our facebook group 'Rhode Island Pub Sings' to stay informed about other local social singing events.

Old Time Lounge

 —  —

Nick-A-Nee's, 75 South Street, Providence, Rhode Island

The Old Time Lounge is a monthly Intermediate/Advanced Old Time music session, occurring every third Sunday, hosted by your friendly Providencians Armand Aromin, Benedict Gagliardi, Michelle Kaminsky, and Alan Bradbury.

PLEASE NOTE: In order to maintain a setting that is intimate, groovy, and doesn't risk getting out of hand and distracting from the melody of the tune, we are making this INVITE-ONLY for percussionists. If the session seems to be getting too big for its britches, we may have people rotate as to maintain said intimacy. This is Old Time Lounge, not Old Time Orchestra! Oh, and please be considerate of other merry-makers around you and don't be a stupid jerk!

Q: Old Time music! Does that mean I can play Irish music all night? A: Save for tunes that are commonly found in both types of music, or the occasional diversion, you may want to find yourself an Irish session, unless you enjoy sore disappointment.

Q: I play DADGAD guitar, but it looks like there's already one here. What do I do? A: First, that other guitarist is playing in standard, so kindly re-tune your guitar. Then, introduce yourself to the present guitar player/s and take turns accompanying the tunes. If you're learning the chords to the tune, watch the accompanist and play oh, so softly. Like, way softer than you think you should. You are learning the chords after all. And for Pete's sake, don't play your cool hip chords unless the other accompanists are in agreement!

Q: Hey, man, I've been waiting and there are too many guitar players here. I want my turn! A: Here's a lifehack for you: learn to pick the melody.

Q: It's been 10 minutes. Why are you still playing this goddamned tune I don't know? A: Sorry, I was busy enjoying this tune so much that I didn't hear you when you asked 8 minutes ago. You probably know it at this point, so try to figure it out and enjoy it with us, otherwise, you can record it and learn it for next time!

Q: I'm a percussionist and while I fully understand that djembe doesn't quite work in Old Time music, I'd still like to get involved. A: Well, my friend, if you'd like to get into the percussive aspect of Old Time music, then I suggest you pick up your feet, head to YouTube, and search for some flat-footing or clogging steps.