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Past Events

Saturday
Dec012012

12.01.12 - Go Van Gogh Encore Performance - Free - 8 pm

Saturday, December 1st
8 pm
Free

Go Van Gogh - Awaken Cafe

They came, they saw, the rocked our socks off on on November First Friday! Awaken Cafe welcomes back Go Van Gogh for two jamming sets. They’ve been hailed as “gypsies on acid” and we guarantee you’ll agree! With an “ocean liners worth of musical flavors”, this awesome jazz-world-fusion-anything goes band has decades worth of history and brings yet another group of virtuoso musicians to our cafe. 

Saturday
Dec012012

12.01.12 - Daytime Show with Mighty Mississippi - Free - 1pm

Saturday, December 1st
1 pm
Free

What better way to spend your Saturday then at the cafe for some Live Jazz.  Stop by for some a Mimosa and the Blues with Mighty Mississippi.

Mighty Mississippi

Mighty Mississippi is an acoustic Blues trio, paying tribute to the music once played on the porches and in the juke joints of the American South in the 1930’s, ’40s and ’50s. In addition, Mighty Mississippi’s repertoire follows the musical migration northward during that era, and includes acoustic versions of electric Blues that evolved in the nightclubs and bars of Memphis and Chicago in the 1950’s and 1960’s. Contemporary material and original compositions, rockabilly and swing, are all part of Mighty Mississippi’s repository of acoustic music drawing its inspiration from the Blues.

Friday
Nov302012

11.30.12 - JL Stiles with Chris Jones - Free - 8 pm

Friday, November 30th
8 pm
Free

JL Stiles

JL Stiles blends catchy hooks and flowing melody lines with smart lyrics. He brings thoughts of M. Ward through his voice and song structures but refreshes the formula with some beautifully poppy riffs offered from pianos, horns, and of course his trusted guitar. Stiles’s ballads are where he really shines, showing a maturity beyond his years with dark yet uplifting themes and haunting sounds from the blended textures of his voice and guitar.

Chris Jones

Soul. Chris Jones bleeds this from his searing guitar riffs and weathered voice. Like JL Stiles, Jones combines brilliantly catchy hooks with stretegically smart words. The perfect combination of soul and contemplation, Jones can also light up a dance room.   

Thursday
Nov292012

11.29.12 - Naked Thursdays: Sougata Roy Chowdhury & Tim Witter - Free - 7pm

Thursday, November 29
7pm
Free

Tom Lattanand

Naked Thursday is a weekly series hosted by guitarist Tom Lattanand featuring accomplished musicians playing stripped down shows.

Sougata Roy Chowdhury

What could be better than a Naked Thursday featuring an amazing sarode player and beautiful Indian Classical music? Sougata Roy Chowdhury will be masterfully crafting gorgeous sonic landscapes in our minds with Tim Witter supporting on the tablas. It’s sure to be an enlightening night. 

Wednesday
Nov282012

11.28.12 - Wednesday Night Jazz Series: Wrapped in Plastic - Free - 7pm

Wednesday, November 28th
7 pm
Free

Part of our Wednesday Night Jazz Series.  This week:  Wrapped in Plastic.

Wrapped in Plastic

Tuesday
Nov272012

11.27.12 - Board Game Night - Free - 7pm

Tuesday, November 20th
7 pm
Free

Every Tuesday Night! Bring your own board game or play ours.  We have Pictionary, Trivial Pursuit, Settlers of Catan, Scrabble, Apples to Apples, Scategories, and Cranium.

Board Game Night - Awaken Cafe

Sunday
Nov252012

11.25.12 - Last Sunday Monkey Chant - $10 to 15 donation - 4 pm

Sunday, November 25th
4pm
$10 - 15 suggested donation

Join Gamelan X for their monthly Monkey Chant workshop! 

“Kecak, also known as Monkey Chant, has it’s origins on the island of Bali. It is an interlocking vocal rhythmic chant that breaks down individual boundaries even as it binds participants together into a cohesive whole. It is visceral, powerful and playful. Over the past 10 years we have created our own tradition of Monkey Chant that allows us to share this dynamic art form with anyone and everyone. Come out and learn the language of Kecak in vocal play!”

Saturday
Nov242012

11.24.12 - 29th Street Swingtet - Free - 8pm

Saturday, November 24th
8 pm
Free

When 29th Street Swingtet dives in to their whimiscal guitar and accordian runs, sparks start flying and people start dancing. In 2012 the 29th Street Swingtet was created and continues to spread their diverse and hard swinging sound around the Bay Area. Though, heavily influenced by the sound of French swing guitarist Django Reinhardt, 29th St. draws upon various different jazz genres, blues, latin, be-bop and more. 

Saturday
Nov242012

11.24.12 - "Ode to Oak" - Paintings by Christopher Newhard - Free - 2pm

Saturday, November 24th 
2pm
Free

The amazingly talented Christopher Newhard will be having an reception for his artworks in cafe from 2pm to 5pm! Take home his beautiful artwork before it leaves the cafe on December 5th! 

 

Thursday
Nov222012

11.22.12 - Thanksgiving Day - Holiday Hours - 7:30am to 1pm

Holiday Hours: 7:30 am to 1:00 pm