SENE Film, Music & Arts Festival - Documentary Feature and Documentary Shorts
May
17
6:30 PM18:30

SENE Film, Music & Arts Festival - Documentary Feature and Documentary Shorts

Documentary Film Screenings
​$10 Admission (includes both programs)
6:00 pm Music Documentary Feature: Boom
7:45 pm Documentary Short Film Program

Music Documentary Feature
6:00 pm | Fri May 17 | Brooklyn Coffee House

Boom
(USA, 2018, 84 mins)
Director: Jordan Albertsen

 
Boom tells the untold story of one of rock 'n' roll's wildest and most influential bands, The Sonics. For the first time ever, all five original members of the band tell the true story of how it all went down, beginning to end. 'Boom' takes a deep dive, exploring how a relatively unknown band from the Pacific Northwest became a worldwide phenomenon 50-years after their heyday, and in doing so, shaped music for decades to come (whether it was apparent at the time or not). Featuring interviews with homegrown heroes and breakthrough artists alike, Pearl Jam, The Sex Pistols, Heart, Mudhoney, and many, many more.    sonicsfilm.com


Documentary Short Film Program
7:45 pm | Fri May 17 | Brooklyn Coffee House
​Q&A with attending filmmakers at the end of the program

I Can. I Do.
(USA, 2018, 21 mins)
Director: Matt Rath
Producer: Jacob Snyder

The Company You Keep
(USA, 2018, 8 mins)
Director: Adrian Liang
Producers: Adrian Liang, Mark Anderson, Ben Wolan

OUT on the Streets
(USA, 2018, 17 mins)
Director/Producer: John Haley

It's Now Or Never: a Race to Save Colonel Parker's Complex
(USA, 2018, 8 mins)

The Race
(USA, 2018, 10 mins)
Director/Producer: Dina Rudick

A Song Can't Burn
(UK, 2018, 12 mins)
Director: Roscoe Neil
Producer: Martin Ball

B/REAL: Second to None
(USA, 2018, 14 mins)
Director: Rachel Roderman

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RISA Songwriters' Showcase
May
18
7:00 PM19:00

RISA Songwriters' Showcase

RISA Songwriters' Showcase
Every THIRD Saturday of the month at the Brooklyn Coffee Tea & Guest House

May 18th featuring:

John Faraone: https://www.johnfaraone.com/

Chuck Williams: https://www.chuckwilliamsmusic.com/

Dean Petrella: http://www.thecomplaints.com/bio/

This is a monthly event that showcases the talents of RISA members and visiting artists as writers, musicians and performers. RISA was founded to encourage, foster and conduct the art and craft of original lyrical and musical composition; provide educational programs, critique sessions and performance opportunities for all artistic styles; and support open collaboration within the RISA community.

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Ruby Auditions
May
23
6:30 PM18:30

Ruby Auditions

As a cornerstone in the historic Smith Hill district of Providence, the Brooklyn Coffee Tea & Guest House is dedicated to supporting the local music and arts community. As many of you know, Tony who owned the building for almost 20 years worked tirelessly to support and advance the visual arts . We are pleased to continue that work making our conference room and coffee house space available for casting auditions, film screenings, and location shoots.

On Thurs. May 23rd, The Coffee/Tea House will be open to the public and serve as a waiting area during scheduled auditions for Boston Film Family's crime/love story web-series, RUBY. Directed by Richard Chandler.

The Brooklyn Coffee Tea & Guest House is not affiliated with The Boston Film Family, please contact them directly for more information or to schedule an audition. Ruby Auditions facebook page,

Casting@BostonFilmFamily.com

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Brooklyn Fourth Fridays Open Mic
May
24
6:00 PM18:00

Brooklyn Fourth Fridays Open Mic

Hosted by multi-Instrumentalist/Vocalist/Composer and Visual Artist Lindsay Adler, this is a unique warm, welcoming environment for both listeners to listen and those desiring a supportive creative space to be heard and seen. Are you a singer/songwriter? Write poetry, screenplay or prose? An actor? A comic? Storyteller? Have a social or environmental or other cause to promote?...come join us!!

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Yoga & Brunch  with Maya Breuer
May
26
11:00 AM11:00

Yoga & Brunch with Maya Breuer

Join us as our host, Maya Breuer, guides us through a restorative morning of self love and nurturing. The morning starts with a 15 minute networking, social, and workshop introduction.  After introductions, Maya will begin the yoga session. Please plan ahead and bring a yoga mat.

The morning yoga will be followed by a healthy-minded delicious brunch where everyone is encouraged to casually eat and network to their hearts content!

Doors open at 7:30 pm and close at 2:30 pm. Once the yoga session begins, we will not be able to interrupt the session with guests arriving late. On and off street parking is free.  

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Rising Sunday at the Brooklyn
Jun
2
4:00 PM16:00

Rising Sunday at the Brooklyn

RISING is a youth, teen, and adult songwriting organization that focuses on songwriting, mentorship and live performances. Join us every first Sunday at the newly remodeled Brooklyn Coffee Tea & Guest House where mentors and students will delight and entertain you with their songwriting and musical talents.

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Matthew O'Neill, Musical Artist
Jun
4
7:00 PM19:00

Matthew O'Neill, Musical Artist

Straight from the Catskills of NY, Matthew O’Neill is a musical artist that is deeply passionate about the natural world. For him, music is a way to explore unique realms and to share them with others. O'Neill's music embodies a deep connection to nature, spirit, and indigenous ways.

In bridging the gab between indegenous ways and the contemporary world, his music offers up feelings that are fresh, wild, curious, fierce, and celebratory. Reviewers have compared his work to Neil Young, Robbie Robertoson, David Byrne, and Nick Cave

We're excited Matthew will be making a stop in Rhode Island! Join us at the newly remodeled Brooklyn Coffee, Tea & Guest House and experience this modern southern soul musical genius for yourself.

On this tour he’ll be performing solo, which he relishes. Here's what people have said about his latest full band recoding TROPHIC CASCADE:

“If Nick Cave and Leonard Cohen raised a child on Nature and Rock and Roll” - Kali Quinn

"Matthew O’Neill follows his vision here, a potent mind-meld of early Pink Floyd space-rock, Jerry Garcia-esque laid-back roots music, and Native American-inspired earth-and-sky spirituality....a sort of mystic shaman sketching out his dreams and hopes for the earth he loves in the language he knows best: music.” The Daily Vault

"Matthew O'Neill evokes a bittersweet emotion that is absolutely addicting." - Big Bad Buckle

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ARTISTS RECEPTION
May
16
6:00 PM18:00

ARTISTS RECEPTION

Join Gallery Night Providence at The Brooklyn Coffee Tea & Guest House for our Spring 2019 Exhibition, showcasing work by Robin Hogg and Rob Mariani.

The exhibition will be on view on the first floor of the Brooklyn Coffee House located at 209 Douglas Ave, in Providence, RI from May 3 – June 30. Gallery hours are Wed– Sat 3-6 pm and by appointment.

Join us for the Opening Reception during the Providence Gallery NIght event on Thursday, May 16th from 6–8pm. Live music featuring Al Tringali Light refreshments will be served.

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Rising Sunday at the Brooklyn
May
5
4:00 PM16:00

Rising Sunday at the Brooklyn

RISING is a youth, teen, and adult songwriting organization that focuses on songwriting, mentorship and live performances. Join us every first Sunday at the newly remodeled Brooklyn Coffee Tea & Guest House where mentors and students will delight and entertain you with their songwriting and musical talents.

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Run! Improv Marathon
May
4
8:00 AM08:00

Run! Improv Marathon

An annual event dedicated to the art of connecting people with improv, and fundraising for charity! A 12 hour marathon with comedy groups performing shows, and an hours long "Whose Line Is It Anyway" themed marathon!

The 2018 charity we are working with is the LymeLight Foundation. An organization that provides "grants to enable eligible children and young adults with Lyme disease to receive proper treatment and medication as well as raising awareness about Lyme disease."

Purchase the Full Day Ticket for $25 (Save $5)
Half Day Tickets Available for $15: Either Morning Session 8am-2pm or Afternoon Session 2pm - 8pm

Schedule:

8-9:00am : Warm up games with Tim

9-10:00am : Dark Horse; Hartford, CT

10-10:30am : Average Age 50; Hartford, CT - part 1

10:30-11:30am : Rhody Ridiculousness; URI, S. Kingston, Rhode Island

11:30 - Noon : Average Age 50; Hartford, CT - part 2

Noon–1:00pm : Bring Your Own Improv; Warwick, RI

1- 2:00 pm : Mystery Switch; Hartford, CT

2 - 8:00pm : Short Form Improv Marathon, New England improve. Be a part of the live audience as some of the region’s bravest improvisers team up to perform for 6 hours straight!

Don't miss out on this year's event! 
Not only will you see some great improv, but there will be other things to do:

- Food is available through one of our sponsors, Augusta Street Kitchen

- An auction featuring fabulous prizes

- And who knows, maybe a few special guests will arrive, as well!

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Sophisticated Ladies
Apr
28
4:00 PM16:00

Sophisticated Ladies

Join us at the intimate and newly remodeled Brooklyn Coffee Tea & Guest House for the Sophisticated Ladies Show honoring jazz greats; Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, and Billie Holiday 

In celebration on Jazz Appreciation Month, Kim Trusty  a powerful and diverse vocalist in her own right will join forces with Grammy award nominee and celebrated Steinway pianist Joe Parillo, paying tribute to the diversity and magnificence of the women of jazz.

Trusty, well known for her blues and rock repertoire will share with you another side, perhaps not as common but just as rich and powerful. Joe, a former winner of the Best Jazz Artist title in The Phoenix arts weekly, is an evocative instrumentalist and visionary, a long time professor and head of the Jazz Dept at URI. Together they are sure to bring down this house!!!

Playing songs of Ella Fitzgerald, often referred to as ‘The First Lady of Song’, was the queen of scat and rhythmic articulation with a virtuosity that could out-swing and out-scat any musician in effortless, perfect pitch. 

In contrast, they'll also perform songs of Sarah Vaughan who had such a smooth elegance about her; her voice silky, with an impressive three octave range, perfect timing and melodic imagination.

Rounding it out with songs of Billie Holiday who’s intimate and vulnerable vocals distilled despair like no other. Even though she didn't have a wide range, what she did with her unique style was phenomenal.

Phenomenal, such a great word and exactly what you can expect Sunday afternoon in the Coffee House with Kim and Joe!


Get tickets in advance to save your seat 

Doors open at 3:00

Light refreshments available 

Unlimited FREE on-street parking available

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Brooklyn Fourth Fridays Open Mic
Apr
26
6:00 PM18:00

Brooklyn Fourth Fridays Open Mic

Hosted by multi-Instrumentalist/Vocalist/Composer and Visual Artist Lindsay Adler, this is a unique warm, welcoming environment for both listeners to listen and those desiring a supportive creative space to be heard and seen. Are you a singer/songwriter? Write poetry, screenplay or prose? An actor? A comic? Storyteller? Have a social or environmental or other cause to promote?...come join us!!

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RISA Songwriters' Showcase
Apr
20
7:00 PM19:00

RISA Songwriters' Showcase

RISA Songwriters' Showcase
Every THIRD Saturday of the month at the Brooklyn Coffee Tea & Guest Houe

April 20th featuring:

Steve Allain : https://steveallain.com

John Fuzek: http://www.johnfuzek.com

Kala Farnham: https://www.kalafarnham.com

This is a monthly event that showcases the talents of RISA members and visiting artists as writers, musicians and performers. RISA was founded to encourage, foster and conduct the art and craft of original lyrical and musical composition; provide educational programs, critique sessions and performance opportunities for all artistic styles; and support open collaboration within the RISA community. 

CLICK TO PURCHASE TICKETS

https://www.risongwriters.com/

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K.C. Moaners Jug Band
Apr
19
7:00 PM19:00

K.C. Moaners Jug Band

K.C. Moaners Jug Band

Their music features early jazzed up blues lyrics with elements of ragtime, medicine show, string band and hokum sounds. The washboard, washtub bass, jub, kazoo and mouth harp add rhythm and accent to the guitar, mandolin and ukulele. The K.C. Moaners Jug Band's music is up-temps and energetic, with deep roots int the early 20th century.

Starting February 15th, every third Friday - 7pm

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GALLERY NIGHT - ART OPENING
Apr
18
6:00 PM18:00

GALLERY NIGHT - ART OPENING

Early Spring 2019 Exhibition, “Bold & Bright” showcasing work by Sarina Mitchel and Jennifer Gillooly Cahoon. 

The exhibition will be on view on the first floor of the Brooklyn Coffee House located at 209 Douglas Ave, in Providence, RI from Mar 3 – April 30. Gallery hours are Tuesday – Saturday 3-6 pm and by appointment.

Sarina Mitchel

https://www.sarinamitchel.com/contact/

Sarina Mitchel, artist and illustrator. Sarina graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in Illustration in 2015. After a year of Americorps and teaching art, she has dedicated herself to her work as a full-time artist. Her work consists primarily of paintings and colored pencil with a diverse collection of subjects including proboscis (ie: elephant trunks), fish and plants, and bio tech which represents the symbiosis of cells and circuits. For this work she draws on several techniques and mediums to create mixed media with glitter gel pens and iridescent inks.

Jennifer Gillooly Cahoon

http://www.jgcahoon.com/

Jennifer Gillooly Cahoon, Having spent nearly 20 years teaching in the Rhode Island public schools Jennifer took the leap of faith and is now living the dream of a full time artist. Jennifer works in large format and although she paints all subjects this show will be dedicated to portraits of women. Her goal is to connect with her subject and to reveal something more than just an image depicting someone or something. She strives to create works that are ethereal… work that reveals something about the intangible nature of those depicted.

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COMMUNITY CONVERSATION: The Next Generation of Manhood
Apr
10
6:00 PM18:00

COMMUNITY CONVERSATION: The Next Generation of Manhood

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Join us for a Community Conversation facilitated by the Ten Men Project, where we’ll explore and discuss how to engage men and boys as allies in preventing violence against women and promoting gender equity.

How do rigid ideas about gender and masculinity contribute to the epidemic of men’s violence?
What role do men have in challenging these harmful norms?

Together, let’s imagine a future where men’s violence against women no longer exists, where all people are valued, safe, and free to be their whole, authentic selves. 

Ten Men is a statewide prevention initiative of the Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence. To learn more, visit ricadv.org/tenmen

This event is free and open to the public. Space is limited, Free tickets are available and highly recommended to reserve your space

CLICK HERE FOR FREE TICKET / RESERVATION

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Rising Sunday at the Brooklyn
Apr
7
4:00 PM16:00

Rising Sunday at the Brooklyn

RISING is a youth, teen, and adult songwriting organization that focuses on songwriting, mentorship and live performances. Join us every first Sunday at the newly remodeled Brooklyn Coffee Tea & Guest House where mentors and students will delight and entertain you with their songwriting and musical talents.

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ARTISTS TALK
Apr
4
7:00 PM19:00

ARTISTS TALK

Please join us Thursday, April 4th for an intimate artist talk at The Brooklyn!
Artist talk begins at 7:00pm | Doors open at 6:30

Bringing together both artists and lovers of art, this is your opportunity to meet these two amazing artists. Learn more about their journey and their work at the beautifully remodeled and intimate gallery inside The Brooklyn Coffee Tea & Guest House

Take in the life like representations of Jennifer Gillooly Cahoon, a self taught painter and owner of HeARTspot Art Center and Gallery. Learn more about her inspiration and process as well as how she unexpectedly became a professional painter and business owner after nearly 20 years as a public educator. Jennifer lives and works in East Providence, Rhode Island.

We'll also hear from Sarina Mitchel - Find out more about your favorite, friendly, neighborhood, imaginary creature directly from the source! In this portion of the artist talk, Sarina will describe the whys and hows of her cartoon creation and share additional details about her vision and artistic process.

“Is it on wheels?” 
“Is this an elephant?”
“Is he a polar bear?"
“A wave?” 
“A chair?” 
“What is this creature?”

Many questions have been asked about Ms. Proboscis. What is she? Who is she? Haven’t I seen her somewhere before? And is she secretly hell-bent on world domination?

For answers to these and many other questions please join us on April 4th.

FREE off-street and on-street parking,
Light refreshments will be available.


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From the Caribbean to the East Coast, Kim Trusty and Becky Bass
Mar
31
4:00 PM16:00

From the Caribbean to the East Coast, Kim Trusty and Becky Bass

Join us at the intimate and newly remodeled Brooklyn Coffee Tea & Guest House for an afternoon of music from the Caribbean to the East Coast. Featuring the dynamic and multifaceted Kim Trusty a powerful and diverse vocalist, songwriter, and guitarist and Becky Bass, renowned vocalist and steel drummer specializing in Caribbean Soul, Jazz, Reggae, R&B, and Gospel. A two-time New England Urban Music Award winner, Becky’s beautiful, angelic voice & mesmerizing steel drum is the perfect compliment to Kim's rich powerful and voice.

Music is known for bringing people together, and that’s definitely what we can expect from this afternoon with Kim and Becky

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Doors open at 3:00
Light refreshments available
Unlimited FREE on-street parking available

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Brooklyn Fourth Fridays Open Mic
Mar
22
6:00 PM18:00

Brooklyn Fourth Fridays Open Mic

Hosted by multi-Instrumentalist/Vocalist/Composer and Visual Artist Lindsay Adler, this is a unique warm, welcoming environment for both listeners to listen and those desiring a supportive creative space to be heard and seen. Are you a singer/songwriter? Write poetry, screenplay or prose? An actor? A comic? Storyteller? Have a social or environmental or other cause to promote?...come join us!!

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GALLERY NIGHT - ART OPENING
Mar
21
6:00 PM18:00

GALLERY NIGHT - ART OPENING

The Brooklyn Coffee Tea & Guest House is proud to honor Women's History Month with it's Early Spring 2019 Exhibition, “Bold & Bright” showcasing work by Sarina Mitchel and Jennifer Gillooly Cahoon. 

The exhibition will be on view on the first floor of the Brooklyn Coffee House located at 209 Douglas Ave, in Providence, RI from Mar 3 – April 30. Gallery hours are Tuesday – Saturday 3-6 pm and by appointment.

Join us for the Opening Reception during the Providence Gallery NIght event on Thursday, Mar 21 from 6–8pm. Light refreshments will be served.

Sarina Mitchel

https://www.sarinamitchel.com/contact/

Sarina Mitchel, artist and illustrator. Sarina graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in Illustration in 2015. After a year of Americorps and teaching art, she has dedicated herself to her work as a full-time artist. Her work consists primarily of paintings and colored pencil with a diverse collection of subjects including proboscis (ie: elephant trunks), fish and plants, and bio tech which represents the symbiosis of cells and circuits. For this work she draws on several techniques and mediums to create mixed media with glitter gel pens and iridescent inks.

Jennifer Gillooly Cahoon

http://www.jgcahoon.com/

Jennifer Gillooly Cahoon, Having spent nearly 20 years teaching in the Rhode Island public schools Jennifer took the leap of faith and is now living the dream of a full time artist. Jennifer works in large format and although she paints all subjects this show will be dedicated to portraits of women. Her goal is to connect with her subject and to reveal something more than just an image depicting someone or something. She strives to create works that are ethereal… work that reveals something about the intangible nature of those depicted.

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St Patricks Day - LIVE KARAOKE
Mar
17
4:00 PM16:00

St Patricks Day - LIVE KARAOKE

Saint Patricks Day at The Brooklyn! Nestled in the historic Smith Hill district we're the best kept secret in Providence. An intimate listening room that comes alive with traveling and local talent.

Live Karaoke - Say what???? - Singer, guitarist Mike Poskus will be doing just that with over 500 song lyrics printed and ready - jump on in and sing along as he accompanies you on the guitar. Sure to be a night to remember!

Doors open at 4 - Music at 6

No cover

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RISA Songwriters' Showcase
Mar
16
7:00 PM19:00

RISA Songwriters' Showcase

RISA Songwriters' Showcase
Every third Saturday of the month at the Brooklyn Coffee Tea & Guest Houe

The March 16 RISA Showcase will feature: 

Mark Cutler: https://markcutlerri.bandcamp.com/

Mike Laureanno: http://mikelaureanno.weebly.com/

Josh Schurman: http://joshschurman.com/

This is a monthly event that showcases the talents of RISA members and visiting artists as writers, musicians and performers. RISA was founded to encourage, foster and conduct the art and craft of original lyrical and musical composition; provide educational programs, critique sessions and performance opportunities for all artistic styles; and support open collaboration within the RISA community. 

SOLD OUT!
Tickets available now for April 20th featuring Steve Allain, John Fuzek, and Kala Farnham

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K.C. Moaners Jug Band
Mar
15
7:00 PM19:00

K.C. Moaners Jug Band

K.C. Moaners Jug Band

Their music features early jazzed up blues lyrics with elements of ragtime, medicine show, string band and hokum sounds. The washboard, washtub bass, jub, kazoo and mouth harp add rhythm and accent to the guitar, mandolin and ukulele. The K.C. Moaners Jug Band's music is up-temps and energetic, with deep roots int the early 20th century.

Starting February 15th, every third Friday - 7pm

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LEFT ON PEARL
Mar
8
7:30 PM19:30

LEFT ON PEARL

Doors open at 6:30 • Film at 7:30

This award winning documentary is a must see! Brilliantly edited with original news footage and participant interviews. On March 6, 1971, as the surprise ending of an International Women’s Day rally and march, hundreds of women took over a Harvard University-owned building and occupied it for ten days, demanding a women’s center and low-income housing for Cambridge residents being displaced by the university’s rapid expansion.

The takeover led to the founding of the Cambridge Women’s Center, the oldest continuously-operating women’s center in the country.

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Rising Sunday at the Brooklyn
Mar
3
4:00 PM16:00

Rising Sunday at the Brooklyn

RISING is a youth, teen, and adult songwriting organization that focuses on songwriting, mentorship and live performances. Join us every first Sunday at the newly remodeled Brooklyn Coffee Tea & Guest House where mentors and students will delight and entertain you with their songwriting and musical talents.

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