Art for All
Dec
15
12:00 PM12:00

Art for All

Every Saturday The River House offers opportunities to participate in art activities that are fun for all ages.

Bring your imagination and come for an Art for All afternoon of creativity! We provide the materials, you provide the inspiration.

We will be making pinecone trees!

Free (donations appreciated)

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Family Movie Night- CHRISTMAS
Dec
15
7:00 PM19:00

Family Movie Night- CHRISTMAS

Join us for Family Movie Night- CHRISTMAS THEMED!

We'll be showing a well-loved PG-rated film, providing free popcorn and comfortable seating, as well as a variety of snacks and drinks for purchase.

Bring the whole family!

Free event (donations appreciated)

**You may call The River House 304-359-2440 to find out which film we'll be playing

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Poetry Afternoon
Dec
16
2:30 PM14:30

Poetry Afternoon

Do you have a poem you'd like to share? Of course you do! 

Local poet John Berry will be there to kick off the event, reading from his respective works, and from some of the poets who have influenced him with an open mic of the spoken word to follow

Free (donations welcomed)

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Yoga in the Gallery
Dec
17
6:00 PM18:00

Yoga in the Gallery

Join Terri for a warm & restorative yoga flow in the River House Gallery. 

All levels welcomed. $10. Please bring your own mat

reserve your spot. space is limited

More about Terri:

Terri Ward, RYT200, is Yoga Alliance certified through Jala Yoga of Shepherdstown, WV, and currently teaches at Jala Yoga Winchester and Trilogy at Lake Frederick. Although her primary style of practice is Vinyasa (flow yoga), Terri also teaches Gentle Yoga, Yoga for Health and Wellness, and Deep Relaxation Yoga. She enjoys exploring other styles of yoga to share with her students and is passionate about helping others discover the transformative power of a consistent yoga practice on and off the mat. Through yoga and meditation, Terri helps individuals of all backgrounds connect with and blossom into the wisdom, strength, and wholeness of their essential self. Terri lives in Slanesville with her husband, sons, two dogs, and two cats. In addition to teaching yoga and meditation, she is a poet and Reiki Master Practitioner. You can reach her at bloomyoga.terri@gmail.com or 540.550.7357.

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Film Club
Dec
20
6:00 PM18:00

Film Club

Join us for The River House Film Club night!

Welcome to all cinefiles and casual movie goers alike. Enjoy watching a buzz worthy film followed by a guided discussion.

Screening starts at 6:30- we recommend people arrive at 6 for a film intro including topics that will be discussed after the film.

Stay tuned for teaser details...

FREE / $5 donation suggested

Complimentary popcorn included, food & drink available for purchase.

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Trivia Night
Dec
21
7:00 PM19:00

Trivia Night

Ready for another night of Trivia challenge?!

Bring your art & music knowledge to The River House's Trivia Night! It's free to play- Join our host, Taylor Berryhill, and test your smarts over different rounds of trivia questions. 

Teams of 2-5 will compete. Come in a group or join a table of fellow trivia players.

Sip a soda, beer or glass of wine and compete to win a River House prize. Start studying!


FREE EVENT (donations appreciated)

Food & Beverages available for purchase in the cafe

 

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Art for All
Dec
22
12:00 PM12:00

Art for All

Every Saturday The River House offers opportunities to participate in art activities that are fun for all ages.

Bring your imagination and come for an Art for All afternoon of creativity! We provide the materials, you provide the inspiration.

We will be making spool ornaments!

Free (donations appreciated)

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Dakota Karper and Mike&Jo Holiday Concert
Dec
22
7:00 PM19:00

Dakota Karper and Mike&Jo Holiday Concert

Join us for an evening of good cheer!

Dakota Karper perform the first act and Mike&Jo the second.

Dakota Karper:

Dakota Karper, fiddler and vocalist, was born and raised in rural West Virginia where she grew up surrounded by Old-Time Appalachian String Band music. From a young age she took to this music with great abandon. Absorbing as much as possible, she apprenticed under fiddler Joe Hermann, spent weeks at Augusta Heritage Center, and various music festivals in and around West Virginia as well as studying classical violin at the Shenandoah Arts Academy in Winchester, VA. After living in Baltimore, MD for 7 years, Dakota moved back to her roots in Capon Bridge, WV where she is now teaching Appalachian fiddle, as well as performing in the the surrounding areas. Dakota was a founding member of the 'Short Mountain String Band', and now 'Hay Fever' which released its first album in June 2018. Whether performing, teaching, or jamming, Dakota is always looking for a way to share her passion for mountain music.

Find out more: https://www.dakotakarper.com/


Mike&Jo:

Mike&Jo are a folk-rock duo whose original songs are inspired by places, people, and experiences from their travels around the U.S.A. Soulful harmonies, hard-hitting acoustic guitar, and tongue twisting lyrics will pull in any listener to the deeper message of their original songs.

Find out more: www.facebook.com/mikeandjomusic


$7 in advance / $10 at the door / $5 for students

tickets: www.theriverhousewv.org/event-registration

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Open Mic Night
Dec
28
6:00 PM18:00

Open Mic Night

Come and share your music, poetry, comedy, or other form of performance art on The River House stage! We have a warm space and a welcoming audience.

Anyone can get on stage (Note: We are an inclusive and family friendly venue so please keep your performance respectful and appropriate). 

Participants must sign up for a 10-20 minute performance block, sign ups will begin by phone or in person as early as 5pm on Open Mic Fridays. (If there is a full list, performances may be reduced to 10 minutes or less)


FREE EVENT (donations appreciated)

Food & Beverages available for purchase in the cafe

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Art for All
Dec
29
12:00 PM12:00

Art for All

Every Saturday The River House offers opportunities to participate in art activities that are fun for all ages.

Bring your imagination and come for an Art for All afternoon of creativity! We provide the materials, you provide the inspiration.

We will be making New Year’s Eve party hats!

Free (donations appreciated)

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Second Season Finale
Dec
29
6:00 PM18:00

Second Season Finale

DON'T MISS OUR SECOND SEASON FINALE!

Come experience the best of The River House Season Two and help us say goodbye to 2018. Tickets include hearty H'ors D'oeuvres, drink and a reserved seat at our Second Season Finale.

Come dressed to impress and enjoy a River House Celebration that will be the perfect end to your year

Tickets: Early Bird $25 (Dec 1 - Dec 12) / After that $30 (Dec 13 - Dec 27)

www.theriverhousewv.org/event-registration

**Come at 6pm to enjoy your h'ors d'eovres, a drink from our Cafe and festive activity. The show will begin at 7pm. Please try to reserve your ticket by Dec. 27th**

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Yoga in the Gallery
Jan
7
6:00 PM18:00

Yoga in the Gallery

Join Terri for a warm & restorative yoga flow in the River House Gallery. 

All levels welcomed. $10. Please bring your own mat

reserve your spot. space is limited

More about Terri:

Terri Ward, RYT200, is Yoga Alliance certified through Jala Yoga of Shepherdstown, WV, and currently teaches at Jala Yoga Winchester and Trilogy at Lake Frederick. Although her primary style of practice is Vinyasa (flow yoga), Terri also teaches Gentle Yoga, Yoga for Health and Wellness, and Deep Relaxation Yoga. She enjoys exploring other styles of yoga to share with her students and is passionate about helping others discover the transformative power of a consistent yoga practice on and off the mat. Through yoga and meditation, Terri helps individuals of all backgrounds connect with and blossom into the wisdom, strength, and wholeness of their essential self. Terri lives in Slanesville with her husband, sons, two dogs, and two cats. In addition to teaching yoga and meditation, she is a poet and Reiki Master Practitioner. You can reach her at bloomyoga.terri@gmail.com or 540.550.7357.

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Drawing Club
Jan
10
6:30 PM18:30

Drawing Club

Love to draw? Come to The River House to practice your skills by working from a still life or from your imagination. Bring your own supplies or borrow a pencil and paper from us.

The drawing club is free and open to anyone interested in learning and sharing!

FREE Club (donations appreciated)
Food & Beverages available for purchase in the cafe

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Andy Cohen
Jan
11
7:00 PM19:00

Andy Cohen

Andy Cohen is a virtuoso finger-style guitarist who has recorded over a dozen albums and is known as a "walking, talking folk-blues-roots music encyclopedia."

He grew up in a home with a piano and lots of Dixieland Jazz records. During the Sixties Folk Revival, he got hooked on the music of Big Bill Broonzy and the Jim Kweskin Jug Band. When Andy was 16, he heard South Carolina’s Rev. Gary Davis perform and the effect on him was profound. He has devoted his life to studying, performing, and promoting tra- ditional blues and folk music of the pre World War II era.

Andy toured with Martin, Bogan and Armstrong, John Jackson, Rev. Gary Davis, Brother Daniel Womack, Rev. Dan Smith, Jim Brewer, and Honeyboy Edwards. He also worked extensively with Walt and Ethel Phelps, Big Joe Duskin, Pigmeat Jarrett, Etta Baker, Big Boy Henry, and Son Thomas.

Andy has helped to support a number of his mentors and younger players, by organizing festivals and other venues for them to playin. He has written about several of the old masters and studied their work in a systematic way. Many of his students are now professional touring musicians. The Country Blues says “One thing is for sure, the boy can play. There are few people around today who had a chance to pick it all up from the old

generations, get this good at it and continue to cherish and preserve the old traditions.” He has been assiduous in sharing his expertise in classes, camps, and anywhere people are making music.

Andy Cohen has more than a dozen recordings to his credit, including Oh Glory, How Happy I Am: The Sacred Songs of Rev. Gary Davis and Andrew M. Cohen: Dolceola Favorites. An enthusiastic proponent of the

dolceola, Andy says he “never leaves home without it.” Described by some as a “miniature piano,” the dolceola has a keyboard, but the strings are struck with wooden mallets.

Along the way, Andy earned a Master’s Degree in anthropology. His passions come together in his essay on “The Hands of Blues Guitarists,” published in Ramblin’ On My Mind: New Perspectives On the Blues, edited by

David Evans (2008).

At an Andy Cohen concert, expect to hear blues rooted in Mississippi, the Piedmont, Memphis, and Chicago, as well as some ragtime, gospel, and original tunes.

In 2011 Andy received the Eisteddfod Award from The Eisteddfod Traditional Music Festival. Festival Director Dr. Jerome Epstein said, “We decided to give the award to Andy, one of this year’s performers, because of his outstanding contributions to the field of traditional music, as performer, collector, and advocate.”

In 2012 Andy received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the California Autoharp Gathering.

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$7 in advance, $10 at the door. $5 for students

get your tickets here:

www.theriverhousewv.org/event-registration

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Slow/ Fast Old Time Jam
Jan
12
6:00 PM18:00

Slow/ Fast Old Time Jam

Hey Musicians! Come on out for another OLD-TIME JAM The River House! Bring your instrument and a tune and we'll all have a great time!

Starting at 6pm we are going to start off the night with a slow jam specifically geared to beginning students/musicians though all levels are welcome to come participate. We will be playing slow and will be playing songs like Boil Them Cabbage Down, Angeline the Baker, Barlow Knife, Buffalo Gals, Cripple Creek, Soldier's Joy and Old Joe Clark just to name a few.

Then around 7:30 we will kick it up a gear to a fast jam. Beginners are still welcome to stay, but the music being played then will be faster and may be more complicated.


FREE EVENT (donations appreciated)

Food & Beverages available for purchase in the cafe

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Camera Club
Jan
13
2:00 PM14:00

Camera Club

All are welcome - everyone who loves photography - from beginners to experts.

The mission is to encourage each member at whatever level you are and to share ideas among members, both technical and creative.

FREE

 

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Open Mic Night
Jan
18
6:00 PM18:00

Open Mic Night

Come and share your music, poetry, comedy, or other form of performance art on The River House stage! We have a warm space and a welcoming audience.

Anyone can get on stage at Open Mic Nights (Note: We are an inclusive and family friendly venue so please keep your performance respectful and appropriate). 

Participants must sign up for a 10-20 minute performance block, sign ups will begin by phone or in person as early as 5pm on Open Mic Fridays. (If there is a full list, performances may be reduced to 10 minutes or less)


FREE EVENT (donations appreciated)

Food & Beverages available for purchase in the cafe

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Bud's Collective
Jan
19
7:00 PM19:00

Bud's Collective

Bud's Collective is a powerful group of pickers from the hills of West Virginia. While their music reflects roots firmly planted in Bluegrass tradition, they do not hesitate to add to it in ways all their own. Playing a tasteful mix of front man Buddy Dunlap's original material and popular hits ranging from Stevie Wonder to Alabama and all points in between, Bud's Collective has been making waves in the music scene since the inception of the group in 2012.

$10 in advance/ $12 at the door/ $5 student/ kids 12 & under free

get your tickets here: www.theriverhousewv.org/eventregistration

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Poetry Workshop: Coming and Going
Jan
20
9:30 AM09:30

Poetry Workshop: Coming and Going

Join poet, publisher and story-teller, Michael Czarnecki, and local River House poet, John Berry as they lead a day-long poetic retreat exploring where poetry comes from, and how we send it back out into the world.

Michael and John will be inviting conversation into living in the present moment, honoring our creative spirit, and listening deeply when Inspiration calls. They will also be exploring the vulnerability of speaking your poem, writing Haiku, and learning to hold nothing back in your writing.

Round robin sharings of poetry throughout the day, and an open mic to cap off the retreat. Each participant will receive a chapbook to be published honoring the event with poems included from all in attendance.

The cost for the event is $50.00 per person, and will be held Sunday, November 11th from 9:30 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. The River House Café will be open all day serving food and beverages (not included in the tuition)

$50 per person (limited seats available)

tickets here: www.theriverhousewv.org/event-registration

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Film Club
Jan
24
6:00 PM18:00

Film Club

Join us for The River House Film Club night!

Welcome to all cinefiles and casual movie goers alike. Enjoy watching a buzz worthy film followed by a guided discussion.

Screening starts at 6:30- we recommend people arrive at 6 for a film intro including topics that will be discussed after the film.

Stay tuned for teaser details...

FREE / $5 donation suggested

Complimentary popcorn included, food & drink available for purchase.

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Open Mic Night
Feb
1
6:00 PM18:00

Open Mic Night

Come and share your music, poetry, comedy, or other form of performance art on The River House stage! We have a warm space and a welcoming audience.

Anyone can get on stage at Open Mic Nights (Note: We are an inclusive and family friendly venue so please keep your performance respectful and appropriate). 

Participants must sign up for a 10-20 minute performance block, sign ups will begin by phone or in person as early as 5pm on Open Mic Fridays. (If there is a full list, performances may be reduced to 10 minutes or less)


FREE EVENT (donations appreciated)

Food & Beverages available for purchase in the cafe

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Steve Kaldes & The Shifters
Feb
2
7:00 PM19:00

Steve Kaldes & The Shifters

  Piano  my first true love 

                 A lifetime of composing  

                     I reach out to share music 

                         one person at a time  

                 Inspired by  

                     the love of people

                         the spirit of nature 

                 My music is 

                     a journey of goodwill 

                        with every note precious

                          and thoughtful 

                 As an artist, 

                     my mission is to create 

                        a pause in time,

                          a connection with ourselves 

                            and our surroundings 

                                           ️

                                 Steve Kaldes 

With special guests The Shifters

FREE CONCERT



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Drawing Club
Feb
7
6:30 PM18:30

Drawing Club

Love to draw? Come to The River House to practice your skills by working from a still life or from your imagination. Bring your own supplies or borrow a pencil and paper from us.

The drawing club is free and open to anyone interested in learning and sharing!

FREE Club (donations appreciated)
Food & Beverages available for purchase in the cafe

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'Crooked Tune' Film Showing with Guest Ben Townsend
Feb
8
7:00 PM19:00

'Crooked Tune' Film Showing with Guest Ben Townsend

Enjoy a showing of the film CROOKED TUNE

with a special live performance from Ben Townsend

Crooked Tune:

For eight years, filmmaker Charles Cohen has followed Dave Bing, one of this country’s preeminent Old Time fiddlers, from the backwoods of West Virginia to the pubs in England and back again. The result is an exploration of a thriving musical form that is in no need of saving but rather prefers to twist and turn under the radar, which ironically is the very attraction for the young and old looking for a break from the digital age. It makes Dave Bing wonder can Old Time survive its newfound success?



Trailer available at: https://vimeo.com/123488044



Ben Townsend:

Born and raised in Romney, West Virginia, multi instrumentalist, Ben Townsend has studied Appalachian traditional music extensively. With banjo mentors such as Riley Baugus and Ron Mullennex, and Fiddle mentors the likes of Dave Bing, Joe Herrmann and Earl White, Townsend has studied a variety of old-time traditions ranging from the archaic, haunting fiddle of his home to the Round Peak music of North Carolina and Virginia to the Bluegrass of East Kentucky and Ohio.

As a member of The Fox Hunt, Old Sledge, The Iron Leg Boys, The Hackensaw Boys, and now as a member of the Hillbilly Gypsies, Ben Townsend has traveled across the country and around the world spreading his unique take on West Virginia regional old-time music. He has shared the stage with acts varying from Ralph Stanley to the Henry Girls of County Donegal, Ireland to the Taiko drummers of Yamagata Prefecture, Japan and the rowdy Aussies at the Yarra Junction Fiddler’s Convention in Victoria, Australia

He is also a devoted teacher of the music of his region and works both privately and as a featured teacher at music festivals and camps. He has been involved in the Augusta Heritage Festival in Elkins, West Virginia as a staff musician and teacher and has also worked as an instructor at The Allegheny Echoes Festival in Marlinton, West Virginia, Common Ground on the Hill at McDaniel College in Maryland and The Upper Potomac Fiddle Festival in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia just to name a few.

Townsend’s most recent project, 2 Guys Named Ben is a video series based on footage collected by Townsend and long time friend Ben Guzman on a cycle tour from Romney, West Virginia to Los Angeles, California, The series features interviews with traditional musicians and folk artists throughout Appalachia, across Texas, New Mexico and Arizona and is complimented by a Grammy nominated Album, Deep End Sessions, Vol 3: Ben Townsend and Friends.

$7 in advance / $10 at the door / $5 student

www.theriverhousewv.org/event-registration

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Slow/ Fast Old Time Jam
Feb
9
6:00 PM18:00

Slow/ Fast Old Time Jam

Hey Musicians! Come on out for another OLD-TIME JAM The River House! Bring your instrument and a tune and we'll all have a great time!

Starting at 6pm we are going to start off the night with a slow jam specifically geared to beginning students/musicians though all levels are welcome to come participate. We will be playing slow and will be playing songs like Boil Them Cabbage Down, Angeline the Baker, Barlow Knife, Buffalo Gals, Cripple Creek, Soldier's Joy and Old Joe Clark just to name a few.

Then around 7:30 we will kick it up a gear to a fast jam. Beginners are still welcome to stay, but the music being played then will be faster and may be more complicated.


FREE EVENT (donations appreciated)

Food & Beverages available for purchase in the Cafe

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Open Mic Night
Feb
15
6:00 PM18:00

Open Mic Night

Come and share your music, poetry, comedy, or other form of performance art on The River House stage! We have a warm space and a welcoming audience.

Anyone can get on stage at Open Mic Nights (Note: We are an inclusive and family friendly venue so please keep your performance respectful and appropriate). 

Participants must sign up for a 10-20 minute performance block, sign ups will begin by phone or in person as early as 5pm on Open Mic Fridays. (If there is a full list, performances may be reduced to 10 minutes or less)


FREE EVENT (donations appreciated)

Food & Beverages available for purchase in the cafe

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Film Club
Feb
21
6:00 PM18:00

Film Club

Join us for The River House Film Club night!

Welcome to all cinefiles and casual movie goers alike. Enjoy watching a buzz worthy film followed by a guided discussion.

Screening starts at 6:30- we recommend people arrive at 6 for a film intro including topics that will be discussed after the film.

Stay tuned for teaser details...

FREE / $5 donation suggested

Complimentary popcorn included, food & drink available for purchase.

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Jesse Milnes and Emily Miller
Feb
23
7:00 PM19:00

Jesse Milnes and Emily Miller

Jesse Milnes and Emily Miller perform country and old-time music, singing close harmony with Jesse's unique finger-picked guitar style and a healthy dose of old-time fiddling.  Emily was raised playing and singing Louvin Brothers and Stanley Brothers songs with her parents while they traveled the world as news editors. She is now a lead singer and twin fiddler in the country band, the Sweetback Sisters, as well as musical director of the Davis & Elkins College Appalachian Ensemble. Jesse grew up in the world of West Virginia old-time music, learning from masters like Melvin Wine and Ernie Carpenter as well as his father, Gerry Milnes. He regularly plays for square dances around West Virginia when he isn't on the road playing as a duo with Emily. Jesse and Emily live in central West Virginia.

Website link--

https://www.emmyandjesse.com/

Videos-- 

https://www.emmyandjesse.com/watch--listen.html

$12 at the door / $10 in advance / $5 student

tickets: www.theriverhousewv.org/event-registration

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Open Mic Night
Mar
1
6:00 PM18:00

Open Mic Night

Come and share your music, poetry, comedy, or other form of performance art on The River House stage! We have a warm space and a welcoming audience.

Anyone can get on stage (Note: We are an inclusive and family friendly venue so please keep your performance respectful and appropriate). 

Participants must sign up for a 10-20 minute performance block, sign ups will begin by phone or in person as early as 5pm on Open Mic Fridays. (If there is a full list, performances may be reduced to 10 minutes or less)


FREE EVENT (donations appreciated)

Food & Beverages available for purchase in the cafe

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Hay Fever
Mar
2
7:00 PM19:00

Hay Fever

Join us as we welcome Hampshire County band, Hay Fever, back to the stage!

Hay Fever is a neo-traditional Appalachian band with a sound unique to itself. While leaning heavily on the flavors and traditional of the Old-Time fiddle music played in the hills of West Virginia, each member brings his or her own musical history to the band. When listening to Jim Morris (Guitar), Josh Haza (Mandolin) and Dakota Karper (Fiddle) it is no surprise to hear hints of The Beatles, Bluegrass or even Beethoven. Whatever the style being highlighted, Hay Fever is sure to deliver a musical experience with both finesse and the raw, breathing sounds of living music.

$7 in advance / $10 at the door / $5 for students

www.theriverhousewv.org/event-registration

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Open Mic Night- UGLY XMAS SWEATER THEME
Dec
14
6:00 PM18:00

Open Mic Night- UGLY XMAS SWEATER THEME

Come and share your music, poetry, comedy, or other form of performance art on The River House stage.

Wear your ugliest Xmas sweater- Best sweater wins a prize!

Participants must sign up for a 10-20 minute performance block, sign ups will begin by phone or in person as early as 5pm. (If there is a full list, performances may shortened a bit)

*We are an inclusive and family friendly venue so please keep your performance respectful and appropriate*

FREE EVENT (donations appreciated)

Food & Beverages available for purchase in the Cafe

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Midweek Melodies Concert Series - Jamie Gregory
Dec
13
6:00 PM18:00

Midweek Melodies Concert Series - Jamie Gregory

Come out and enjoy the first of our Midweek Melodies Concert Series featuring Jamie Gregory!

**Food and drink specials available on Midweek Melodies Thursdays**

Jamie Gregory:

Playing songs that tell a story, since teen years. Tom Rush's album "Circle Game" introduced me to James Taylor, Joni Mitchell and Jackson Browne's music. I also always loved the ballads the Beatles created. Bonnie Raitt, Linda Ronstadt, and Emmy Lou inspired me as well with the harmonies and songs they chose.

$8 ticket. kids 12 & under free

get your tickets here: www.theriverhousewv.org/event-registration

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Yoga in the Gallery
Dec
10
6:00 PM18:00

Yoga in the Gallery

Join Terri for a warm & restorative yoga flow in the River House Gallery. 

All levels welcomed. $10. Please bring your own mat

reserve your spot. space is limited

More about Terri:

Terri Ward, RYT200, is Yoga Alliance certified through Jala Yoga of Shepherdstown, WV, and currently teaches at Jala Yoga Winchester and Trilogy at Lake Frederick. Although her primary style of practice is Vinyasa (flow yoga), Terri also teaches Gentle Yoga, Yoga for Health and Wellness, and Deep Relaxation Yoga. She enjoys exploring other styles of yoga to share with her students and is passionate about helping others discover the transformative power of a consistent yoga practice on and off the mat. Through yoga and meditation, Terri helps individuals of all backgrounds connect with and blossom into the wisdom, strength, and wholeness of their essential self. Terri lives in Slanesville with her husband, sons, two dogs, and two cats. In addition to teaching yoga and meditation, she is a poet and Reiki Master Practitioner. You can reach her at bloomyoga.terri@gmail.com or 540.550.7357.

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Camera Club
Dec
9
2:00 PM14:00

Camera Club

All are welcome - everyone who loves photography - from beginners to experts.

The mission is to encourage each member at whatever level you are and to share ideas among members, both technical and creative.

FREE

 

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Slow/ Fast Old Time Jam
Dec
8
6:00 PM18:00

Slow/ Fast Old Time Jam

Hey Musicians! Come on out for another OLD-TIME JAM The River House! Bring your instrument and a tune and we'll all have a great time!

Starting at 6pm we are going to start off the night with a slow jam specifically geared to beginning students/musicians though all levels are welcome to come participate. We will be playing slow and will be playing songs like Boil Them Cabbage Down, Angeline the Baker, Barlow Knife, Buffalo Gals, Cripple Creek, Soldier's Joy and Old Joe Clark just to name a few.

Then around 7:30 we will kick it up a gear to a fast jam. Beginners are still welcome to stay, but the music being played then will be faster and may be more complicated.


FREE EVENT (donations appreciated)

Food & Beverages available for purchase in the cafe

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Art for All
Dec
8
12:00 PM12:00

Art for All

Every Saturday The River House offers opportunities to participate in art activities that are fun for all ages.

Bring your imagination and come for an Art for All afternoon of creativity! We provide the materials, you provide the inspiration.

We will be making holiday cards!

Free (donations appreciated)

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Capon Bridge Christmas Tree Lighting
Dec
7
5:30 PM17:30

Capon Bridge Christmas Tree Lighting

May Capon Bridge be Merry & Bright!

Join us at Capon Bridge Public Library for the annual town Christmas tree lighting.Come and join the fun with free hot chocolate and cookies, the lighting of the tree outside, Santa inside for the kiddos with a gift, caroling, live nativity, a play and great fellowship.

The River House Chorus will be caroling!

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Drawing Club
Dec
6
6:30 PM18:30

Drawing Club

Love to draw? Come to The River House to practice your skills by working from a still life or from your imagination. Bring your own supplies or borrow a pencil and paper from us.

The drawing club is free and open to anyone interested in learning and sharing!

FREE Club (donations appreciated)
Food & Beverages available for purchase in the cafe

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Yoga in the Gallery
Dec
3
6:00 PM18:00

Yoga in the Gallery

Join Terri for a warm & restorative yoga flow in the River House Gallery. 

All levels welcomed. $10. Please bring your own mat

reserve your spot. space is limited

More about Terri:

Terri Ward, RYT200, is Yoga Alliance certified through Jala Yoga of Shepherdstown, WV, and currently teaches at Jala Yoga Winchester and Trilogy at Lake Frederick. Although her primary style of practice is Vinyasa (flow yoga), Terri also teaches Gentle Yoga, Yoga for Health and Wellness, and Deep Relaxation Yoga. She enjoys exploring other styles of yoga to share with her students and is passionate about helping others discover the transformative power of a consistent yoga practice on and off the mat. Through yoga and meditation, Terri helps individuals of all backgrounds connect with and blossom into the wisdom, strength, and wholeness of their essential self. Terri lives in Slanesville with her husband, sons, two dogs, and two cats. In addition to teaching yoga and meditation, she is a poet and Reiki Master Practitioner. You can reach her at bloomyoga.terri@gmail.com or 540.550.7357.

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The River House Community Chorus
Dec
2
5:00 PM17:00

The River House Community Chorus

Love to sing? The River House has a new chorus! The River House Community Chorus will be lead by Elizabeth Podsiadlo - voice instructor at Honeybee Music Studios.

Elizabeth Podsiadlo owns and runs Hampshire Honey Bee Music in Romney, WV.  She has studied a taught voice and piano for more than 15 years.  Her specialty being free and unimpeded vocal production, which stems from an understanding of “belly breathing”   This type of breathing will free the voice and bring more comfort and color into the voice of each singer.  The understanding of “color” comes into play as well, as we learn that each voice has a different timber or color which can be manipulated by the singer through “breathing and facial movement”  We will learn how to blend these colors to make a choir produce a unified sound.   

The understanding of the belly breathing and the facial movement will be taught through breathing exercises and vocal exercises.   These can be very fun and will oxygenate those participating which can lift mood and increase health.    

There is an opportunity to sing a song or two at a WW! Concert as well as carol at the tree lighting ceremony in Capon Bridge!

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Holiday Artisan Market
Dec
2
10:00 AM10:00

Holiday Artisan Market

Join us for a Holiday Artisan Market!

It will be held inside our Cafe on Saturday December 1st & Sunday December 2nd from 10am-3pm. Some of our favorite local artisans will be set up in the cafe with holiday gifts, including wooden children's toys, herbal tinctures and products, handcarved treenware, knit & sewn children's clothing, hands on pottery with Joy Birdy and more!

Come get your hands in local clay with Joy Bridy.  Joy will be bringing a well-seasoned batch of local clay for our use this weekend, ready for your hands and hearts.  While we visit the river at the River House, we'll sit and talk, breathe, relax, make a pot, tell stories, and when we're good and ready, we'll leave our pots full of leaves and stories to go back into the ground, or float them down the river, or take them home to watch them change in our gardens and yards....it's up to you.  All ages and all abilities welcome, of course.



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Tall Tales & Appalachian Stories with Adam Booth
Dec
1
7:00 PM19:00

Tall Tales & Appalachian Stories with Adam Booth


Tall Tales and Appalachian Stories with Adam Booth
Time: 7PM
Cost: $10 at the door / $7 in advance / $5 students

tickets: www.theriverhousewv.org/event-registration

Join Adam Booth for an evening of tall tales and Appalachian stories.

Adam Booth's storytelling blends traditional folklore, music, and an awareness of contemporary Appalachia. His original voice, both humorous and touching, is influenced by generations of diverse storytellers from West Virginia. His telling appearances have included Teller-In-Residence at the International Storytelling Center, New Voice at the National Storytelling Festival, resident at the Banff (Alberta) Spoken Word program, collaborations with the West Virginia Dance Company and Goose Route Dance Company, and multiple events in seventeen states. Equally at home as a teller and educator, his research and presentations have included the Berea Appalachian Sound Archives Fellowship, the National Academy of Medicine, Ghost Ranch, the National Storytelling Conference, the Appalachian Studies Association Conference, and the National Endowment for the Humanities Voices from the Misty Mountains summer seminars and institute. He is a member of the Recording Academy and his recordings have been honored with two Parents' Choice Silver Honors, four Storytelling World Awards and Honors, the NSN's J.J. Reneaux Mentorship Grant to work with Dovie Thomason, and four West Virginia Liars’ Contest wins. He teaches Appalachian studies at Shepherd University and is the founding director of the Speak Story Series. Adam is most at home sharing stories and music with the next generation of listeners and tellers throughout Appalachia.



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Crafting Your Family Stories with Adam Booth
Dec
1
3:30 PM15:30

Crafting Your Family Stories with Adam Booth

Tell your family story with the help of professional storyteller, Adam Booth!

This intensive class leads tellers of differing degrees of storytelling experience through the process of understanding how story works as an art form. Beginning with general functional categories of storytelling, students explore the reasons to telling their own stories. Next comes lessons in character development, narration, temporality, and building levels of description through senses, metaphor, and symbolism. Analysis of examples from great storytellers is an important part of this process and group discussion is encouraged.

$35 for workshop alone / $30 if also buying a concert ticket

tickets: www.theriverhousewv.org/event-registration

More about Adam Booth:

Adam Booth's storytelling blends traditional folklore, music, and an awareness of contemporary Appalachia. His original voice, both humorous and touching, is influenced by generations of diverse storytellers from West Virginia. His telling appearances have included Teller-In-Residence at the International Storytelling Center, New Voice at the National Storytelling Festival, resident at the Banff (Alberta) Spoken Word program, collaborations with the West Virginia Dance Company and Goose Route Dance Company, and multiple events in seventeen states. Equally at home as a teller and educator, his research and presentations have included the Berea Appalachian Sound Archives Fellowship, the National Academy of Medicine, Ghost Ranch, the National Storytelling Conference, the Appalachian Studies Association Conference, and the National Endowment for the Humanities Voices from the Misty Mountains summer seminars and institute. He is a member of the Recording Academy and his recordings have been honored with two Parents' Choice Silver Honors, four Storytelling World Awards and Honors, the NSN's J.J. Reneaux Mentorship Grant to work with Dovie Thomason, and four West Virginia Liars’ Contest wins. He teaches Appalachian studies at Shepherd University and is the founding director of the Speak Story Series. Adam is most at home sharing stories and music with the next generation of listeners and tellers throughout Appalachia.

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Art for All
Dec
1
12:00 PM12:00

Art for All

Every Saturday The River House offers opportunities to participate in art activities that are fun for all ages.

Bring your imagination and come for an Art for All afternoon of creativity! We provide the materials, you provide the inspiration.

We will be making ornaments for the Capon Bridge Christmas Tree!

Free (donations appreciated)

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Holiday Artisan Market
Dec
1
10:00 AM10:00

Holiday Artisan Market

Join us for a Holiday Artisan Market!

It will be held inside our Cafe on Saturday December 1st & Sunday December 2nd from 10am-3pm. Some of our favorite local artisans will be set up in the cafe with holiday gifts, including wooden children's toys, herbal tinctures and products, handcarved treenware, knit & sewn children's clothing, hands on pottery with Joy Birdy and more!

Come get your hands in local clay with Joy Bridy.  Joy will be bringing a well-seasoned batch of local clay for our use this weekend, ready for your hands and hearts.  While we visit the river at the River House, we'll sit and talk, breathe, relax, make a pot, tell stories, and when we're good and ready, we'll leave our pots full of leaves and stories to go back into the ground, or float them down the river, or take them home to watch them change in our gardens and yards....it's up to you.  All ages and all abilities welcome, of course.



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Open Mic Night
Nov
30
6:00 PM18:00

Open Mic Night

Come and share your music, poetry, comedy, or other form of performance art on The River House stage! We have a warm space and a welcoming audience.

Anyone can get on stage at Open Mic Nights (Note: We are an inclusive and family friendly venue so please keep your performance respectful and appropriate). 

Participants must sign up for a 10-20 minute performance block, sign ups will begin by phone or in person as early as 5pm on Open Mic Fridays. (If there is a full list, performances may be reduced to 10 minutes or less)


FREE EVENT (donations appreciated)

Food & Beverages available for purchase in the cafe

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Film Club
Nov
29
6:00 PM18:00

Film Club

Join us for The River House Film Club night!

Welcome to all cinefiles and casual movie goers alike. Enjoy watching a buzz worthy film followed by a guided discussion.

Screening starts at 6:30- we recommend people arrive at 6 for a film intro including topics that will be discussed after the film.

FREE / $5 donation suggested

Complimentary popcorn included, food & drink available for purchase.

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The River House Community Chorus
Nov
25
5:00 PM17:00

The River House Community Chorus

Love to sing? The River House has a new chorus! The River House Community Chorus will be lead by Elizabeth Podsiadlo - voice instructor at Honeybee Music Studios.

Elizabeth Podsiadlo owns and runs Hampshire Honey Bee Music in Romney, WV.  She has studied a taught voice and piano for more than 15 years.  Her specialty being free and unimpeded vocal production, which stems from an understanding of “belly breathing”   This type of breathing will free the voice and bring more comfort and color into the voice of each singer.  The understanding of “color” comes into play as well, as we learn that each voice has a different timber or color which can be manipulated by the singer through “breathing and facial movement”  We will learn how to blend these colors to make a choir produce a unified sound.   

The understanding of the belly breathing and the facial movement will be taught through breathing exercises and vocal exercises.   These can be very fun and will oxygenate those participating which can lift mood and increase health.    

There is an opportunity to sing a song or two at a WW! Concert as well as carol at the tree lighting ceremony in Capon Bridge!

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Herb Club Meeting
Nov
25
1:00 PM13:00

Herb Club Meeting

Lead by local herbalists, The River House Herb Club meets once per month. Open to all who are interested in learning something new and sharing love of herbs. We will be learning, exploring, and adventuring as a group!

 November Theme: Herbs for Sleep & Anxiety (a.k.a. How to Enjoy a Pleasant Holiday Season with Family...hahahaha...) (Facilitator: Kelly Howard)

Free Club (donations appreciated)

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Slow/ Fast Old Time Jam
Nov
24
6:00 PM18:00

Slow/ Fast Old Time Jam

Hey Musicians! Come on out for another OLD-TIME JAM The River House! Bring your instrument and a tune and we'll all have a great time!

Starting at 6pm we are going to start off the night with a slow jam specifically geared to beginning students/musicians though all levels are welcome to come participate. We will be playing slow and will be playing songs like Boil Them Cabbage Down, Angeline the Baker, Barlow Knife, Buffalo Gals, Cripple Creek, Soldier's Joy and Old Joe Clark just to name a few.

Then around 7:30 we will kick it up a gear to a fast jam. Beginners are still welcome to stay, but the music being played then will be faster and may be more complicated.


FREE EVENT (donations appreciated)

Food & Beverages available for purchase in the cafe

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Art for All
Nov
24
12:00 PM12:00

Art for All

Every Saturday The River House offers opportunities to participate in art activities that are fun for all ages.

Bring your imagination and come for an Art for All afternoon of creativity! We provide the materials, you provide the inspiration.

We will be making wind-powered cars!

Free (donations appreciated)

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Trivia Night
Nov
23
7:00 PM19:00

Trivia Night

Ready for another night of Trivia challenge?!

Bring your art & music knowledge to The River House's Trivia Night! It's free to play- Join our host, Taylor Berryhill, and test your smarts over different rounds of trivia questions. 

Teams of 2-5 will compete. Come in a group or join a table of fellow trivia players.

Sip a soda, beer or glass of wine and compete to win a River House prize. Start studying!


FREE EVENT (donations appreciated)

Food & Beverages available for purchase in the cafe

 

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Yoga in the Gallery
Nov
19
6:00 PM18:00

Yoga in the Gallery

Join Terri for a warm & restorative yoga flow in the River House Gallery. 

All levels welcomed. $10. Please bring your own mat

reserve your spot. space is limited

More about Terri:

Terri Ward, RYT200, is Yoga Alliance certified through Jala Yoga of Shepherdstown, WV, and currently teaches at Jala Yoga Winchester and Trilogy at Lake Frederick. Although her primary style of practice is Vinyasa (flow yoga), Terri also teaches Gentle Yoga, Yoga for Health and Wellness, and Deep Relaxation Yoga. She enjoys exploring other styles of yoga to share with her students and is passionate about helping others discover the transformative power of a consistent yoga practice on and off the mat. Through yoga and meditation, Terri helps individuals of all backgrounds connect with and blossom into the wisdom, strength, and wholeness of their essential self. Terri lives in Slanesville with her husband, sons, two dogs, and two cats. In addition to teaching yoga and meditation, she is a poet and Reiki Master Practitioner. You can reach her at bloomyoga.terri@gmail.com or 540.550.7357.

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The River House Community Chorus
Nov
18
5:00 PM17:00

The River House Community Chorus

Love to sing? The River House has a new chorus! The River House Community Chorus will be lead by Elizabeth Podsiadlo - voice instructor at Honeybee Music Studios.

Elizabeth Podsiadlo owns and runs Hampshire Honey Bee Music in Romney, WV.  She has studied a taught voice and piano for more than 15 years.  Her specialty being free and unimpeded vocal production, which stems from an understanding of “belly breathing”   This type of breathing will free the voice and bring more comfort and color into the voice of each singer.  The understanding of “color” comes into play as well, as we learn that each voice has a different timber or color which can be manipulated by the singer through “breathing and facial movement”  We will learn how to blend these colors to make a choir produce a unified sound.   

The understanding of the belly breathing and the facial movement will be taught through breathing exercises and vocal exercises.   These can be very fun and will oxygenate those participating which can lift mood and increase health.    

There is an opportunity to sing a song or two at a WW! Concert as well as carol at the tree lighting ceremony in Capon Bridge!

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The River House Writers Group
Nov
18
2:00 PM14:00

The River House Writers Group

The Writing Group is an extension of the NANOWRIMO group

Come and share what you are working on and do writing exercises led by the group leaders. It's great way to meet fellow creatives, receive/provide feedback, and practice new skills.

All writers welcomed!

Free event (donations appreciated)

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SOLD OUT- Ben Townsend
Nov
17
7:00 PM19:00

SOLD OUT- Ben Townsend

Born and raised in Romney, West Virginia, multi instrumentalist, Ben Townsend has studied Appalachian traditional music extensively. With banjo mentors such as Riley Baugus and Ron Mullennex, and Fiddle mentors the likes of Dave Bing, Joe Herrmann and Earl White, Townsend has studied a variety of old-time traditions ranging from the archaic, haunting fiddle of his home to the Round Peak music of North Carolina and Virginia to the Bluegrass of East Kentucky and Ohio.

As a member of The Fox Hunt, Old Sledge, The Iron Leg Boys, The Hackensaw Boys, and now as a member of the Hillbilly Gypsies, Ben Townsend has traveled across the country and around the world spreading his unique take on West Virginia regional old-time music. He has shared the stage with acts varying from Ralph Stanley to the Henry Girls of County Donegal, Ireland to the Taiko drummers of Yamagata Prefecture, Japan and the rowdy Aussies at the Yarra Junction Fiddler’s Convention in Victoria, Australia

He is also a devoted teacher of the music of his region and works both privately and as a featured teacher at music festivals and camps. He has been involved in the Augusta Heritage Festival in Elkins, West Virginia as a staff musician and teacher and has also worked as an instructor at The Allegheny Echoes Festival in Marlinton, West Virginia, Common Ground on the Hill at McDaniel College in Maryland and The Upper Potomac Fiddle Festival in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia just to name a few.

Townsend’s most recent project, 2 Guys Named Ben is a video series based on footage collected by Townsend and long time friend Ben Guzman on a cycle tour from Romney, West Virginia to Los Angeles, California, The series features interviews with traditional musicians and folk artists throughout Appalachia, across Texas, New Mexico and Arizona and is complimented by a Grammy nominated Album, Deep End Sessions, Vol 3: Ben Townsend and Friends.

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Beginner/Intermediate Fiddle Workshop with Ben Townsend
Nov
17
3:30 PM15:30

Beginner/Intermediate Fiddle Workshop with Ben Townsend

Beginner/Intermediate Fiddle - This class will focus on traditional fiddle tunes and styles from the Appalachian region.  The music will be taught by ear, keeping with the oral tradition. and is open to continuing beginner to intermediate level players ages 10+.

Some knowledge of how to play the instrument is required, but Old-time experience is not required. Come find out what it's all about!

$35 if buying one workshop ticket. $30 buying workshop ticket with the concert ticket

get your tickets here:

www.theriverhousewv.org/event-registration

For more about Ben Townsend:

Video:

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Art for All
Nov
17
12:00 PM12:00

Art for All

Every Saturday The River House offers opportunities to participate in art activities that are fun for all ages.

Bring your imagination and come for an Art for All afternoon of creativity! We provide the materials, you provide the inspiration.

We will be making paper turkeys!

Free (donations appreciated)

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Open Mic Night
Nov
16
6:00 PM18:00

Open Mic Night

Come and share your music, poetry, comedy, or other form of performance art on The River House stage! We have a warm space and a welcoming audience.

Anyone can get on stage at Open Mic Nights (Note: We are an inclusive and family friendly venue so please keep your performance respectful and appropriate). 

Participants must sign up for a 10-20 minute performance block, sign ups will begin by phone or in person as early as 5pm on Open Mic Fridays. (If there is a full list, performances may be reduced to 10 minutes or less)


FREE EVENT (donations appreciated)

Food & Beverages available for purchase in the cafe

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