Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Celebrate the New Year at Expresso on December 30th

Information courtesy of Thea Iberall.

New Year's Gala Dance Party

DECEMBER 30, 2017
THEME: "2017: What a Year"

TIME: 7:00 - 10:00 PM
LOCATION: First Parish UU
26 North Street, Medfield, MA
$10 in advance ($12 at door)
$5 children
(508) 359-4594

The last Saturday of the month falls the night before New Year's Eve. Expresso is hosting once again a New Year's Gala party for those that don't like parties. Bring your stories, poems, guitars, trombones and share a memory of the year.  Open mic readers have 5 minutes to share. We'll have special hors d'oeuvres and desserts, punch, juices. A cash bar. Children, teens and adults welcome. Family-friendly! Come and join in the fun, either to enjoy as an audience member or to participate. Everyone who attended last year said it was fabulous and unique! Hope you can join us this year.

The feature of the evening is the Larger Circle Band performing international folk dance music. Czech, Russian, Israeli, Irish tunes that will inspire your feet to dance up a storm. A professional dance caller will show you the simple steps. Circle dances, waltzes, polkas! Plus surprises!!

The Larger Circle Band: Shirley Riga, Fritz Fleischmann, Kay Bennett, Thea Iberall, Phil Burr, Katrin Fischer, and mascot Buffy. Not pictured: Susan Stromgren, Nancy Kingsbury.

The Larger Circle Band was formed almost two years ago when members of the First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church of Medfield realized they shared a love of international folk music. Their leader, Fritz Fleischmann, is a violinist who has been in similar folk bands for dozens of years. Their name comes from the poem of the same name by Wendell Berry who says:

We clasp the hands of those that go before us,
And the hands of those who come after us.
We enter the little circle of each other’s arms
And the larger circle of lovers,
Whose hands are joined in a dance
And the larger circle of all creatures
Passing in and out of life
Who move also in a dance
To a music so subtle and vast that no ear hears it
Except in fragments.

Open mic AND International Folk Dancing with The Larger Circle Band
Join in the fun:
  • Complimentary hors d'oeuvres and desserts
  • Cash bar
  • Share a poem, story or song in the open mic
  • Learn to dance!
  • Family-friendly
Let's all have a great time. Buy tickets at First Parish. Or make a reservation by contacting Shirley Riga at (413) 537-7582.

The Expresso Yourself Coffeehouse is an opportunity for spoken word artists to share their poetry, stories, and songs. It is held the last Saturday of every month at 7pm at First Parish Unitarian Universalist, Medfield, MA.

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