Gordon Bok and The Januarymen are beginning their 17th year of singing together. In January of 1996 Gordon Bok gathered a men’s chorus, The January Men, to sing traditional and working songs of many cultures in Belfast, Maine. In need of tenors, the group soon expanded to include two women and became the January Men and Then Some. Over the years there have been 30 January Men including four And Then Somes. When not singing, they can be found working as carpenter, fisherman, harp therapist, tree warden, teacher, mother, jazz pianist, spinnery owner, father, composer, gardener, video animator, painter or wood carver. Two charter members sing with the group today.
Murmurations is a Portland based theatrical ladies choir founded this fall and is produced/directed by Elizabeth Armentino-Burd and Kelly Nesbitt with members to include: Kristin Kellas, Jerusha Robinson, Lilly Van Der Steenhoven, Shana Barry, Sara Hallie Richardson, Marita Kennedy-Castro, Deb Grant, Megan Hevenor, Parks McKinney, Kellie Ryan, Ceci Gilson, along with Elizabeth Armentino-Burd and Kelly Nesbitt. The ensemble incorporates voice, movement, and costuming.
The event will be at both restaurants:
El Rayo Taqueria
11 am to 9 pm
El Rayo Cantina
5 pm to 12 am
Why not enjoy some great Mexican food & drink, and support MSA at the same time?
We hope to see you there!
Jan 16: Slow Food Portland 6-8 pm
Jan 18: Milonga Del Este with DJ Adira 8pm
Jan 19: Benefit for Liz McMahon and Ed King – Comedy in Support of the King
It’s COMEDY time!
This is the SECOND of two fundraisers being held in support of Ed King and Liz McMahon, two wonderful people who have given so much to the Portland community over the years and who now find themselves unexpectedly returning to Maine due to a medical emergency. http://www.gofundme.com/help-ed-and-liz
Join us for a night of Comedy and theater at Mayo St. Arts Center in support of our friends! We have some fabulous performers lending their talents to this evening. You will not only be helping out two amazing people, you will have a great time too.
Doors are at 8:00 and the show begins at 8:30.
Suggested donation: $10
All proceeds from the event will go towards Ed’s medical bills and other expenses.
With improv performances by:
Running with Scissors
PIE (Portland Improv Experience)
Teacher’s Lounge Mafia
Defenders of the Funny
As well as other theater performances!
Jan 23: National Pie Day Gala
Jan 25: Sinking City Beat Night
With Greg Jamie, Lisa/Liza, Wesley Allen Hartley and Acid Smoke.
Doors at 7:30pm, $5.
Jan 26: Contra Dance with Jenny Van West & Friends, Maggie Robinson calling. 8-11pm admission $7.