1.29.2009 | Thurs | The 2009 Slow Food Portland Writer’s Night
Doors open at 6:00pm, readings start at 7:00pm, $25, $20 for Slow Food members, all ages
Come hear local and nationally known authors read and sample tastes of Maine ’s soil and see. Featuring Russell Libby, Executive Director of the Maine Organic Farmer’s Grower’s Association and author of Balance, A Late Pastoral, a book of poems; Sam Hayward, chef/co-owner of Fore Street, and author of “Island Sheep”, an article for The Art of Eating; Nancy Carlisle, curator for Historic New England, and author of America’s Kitchens; and Anne Mendelson, author of Milk: The Surprising Story of Milk Through the Ages.
1.31.2009 | Sat | Middle Eastern Night with Turgay Ertürk and Alhan
Doors open at 7:30pm, music starts at 8:00pm, $10, 18+
Turgay Ertürk was born and raised in Urgup, a small town in Central Anatolia, Cappadocia , Turkey . He started playing the longed neck lute saz (baglama) at the age of fifteen. A master saz player and singer, he performs Turkish village music from Anatolia, Balkins and Caucasus . Turgay also performs on the oud and yayli tanbur for Turkish folk music. And Portland-based Alhan plays classical and popular Arabic music. The members of the group are Eric LaPerna (Okbari) on riqq and darbuka, Michael Gallant on violin, Madeleine Hanna, lead vocals and Tom Kovacevic (Fire on Fire) on oud, nay and vocals.