Upcoming Events

Upcoming in May at The Other Side


Wednesday, May 4, 6:30 p.m.  the Utica Herbal Study Group

Spring has finally sprung here in CNY and with it comes the bounty of the
plant world! This month's study group will focus on foraging wild edibles
and medicinals
,and will prepare us for our plant walks in the coming
months. Topics covered in this class include: an introduction to botanical
identification, common plants growing in our area along with their
nutrient profiles and uses, ethical harvesting practices, preservation
methods, and favorite recipes.

This month's class is taught by Hillary Joy Pitoniak, community herbalist,
botanist, and President of the Northeast Herbal Association. As usual, 10%
of our proceeds go to the Mohawk Valley Herbal Apothecary, providing
financial support to clients of herbal practitioners in need. Come join
the conversation on foraging and of course, bring a mug for tea!!

Friday, May 6, 6-9 pm Opening Reception for Nature Reseen, an exhibition of mixed media works by Barneveld artist Rosette Schureman.  Take in the work of one of our area's most accomplished and admired artists, enjoy refreshments and the lively company of fellow supporters of local art.  You can't lose!

Friday May 6, 9-3 & Saturday May 7, 9-5, Isle de Formaggio's Mike Haritos returns offering his usual extraordinary selection of imported cheeses and other imported foods, just in time for Mother's Day!  Look for a detailed list of cheeses later in the week.

And Coming Later this month:

Wednesday, May 18, 7:30 p.m.  An Introduction to William Butler Yeats, a talk by Eugene Paul Nassar, Professor  Emeritus in English at Utica College, and teacher extraordinaire. Don't miss this opportunity to have an introduction to one of the greatest poets in the English language by our friend and distinguished scholar.  Gene's talks never fail to inspire love and reverence for our great literary tradition. This event is free.

Live Jazz makes a May Appearance at The Other Side


Saturday, May 21, 8:00 p.m. I-90 Bop Connection Band; with special guest Joe Carello-saxophone

The I-90 Bop Connection Band is a conglomeration of NY State’s finest jazz musicians assembled to carry on the tradition of the great Swing and Bebop small groups in the history of jazz. The band’s hard-driving sound is descended directly from artists such as Dizzy Gillespie, Buddy Rich and Sal Nistico. The members of I-90 have forged careers as national recording artists in their own right, and have performed with such jazz legends as Chuck Mangione, The Count Basie Orchestra and Maynard Ferguson. 

The group of outstanding musicans consists of Mike Dubaniewicz ( also our music director) on saxophone, Jeff Barone on guitar, Tom Brigandi on bass and Rich Thompson on drums. This will be a night of highest quality music not to be missed!

Tickets: $15, $8 students.  To reserve call 315-735-4825, email to kodomenico@verizon.net, or stop by at Cafe Domenico, 2011 Genesee St., and leave your name.


Other May programs of Note:

Saturday, May 14, 7-9 pm The Dharma Bums, a group of local musicians spanning a couple of generations in one talented family.  The Bums bill themselves as Central New York's most eclectic sound, blending swing, bluegrass, gypsy jazz, Americana and "the kitchen sink."  Join them for an evening of highly enjoyable toe-tapping music.  Orin and I have seen this group perform, and can recommend them enthusiastically to you.  Admission $5

Wednesday, May 25, 7:00 p.m. Her Kind: Women Telling Truth.  A women's reading performed by Suzanne Richardson (non-fiction, Utica College faculty) Jennifer Pashley (novelist from Clinton), and Georgia Popoff, a poet from Syracuse.

Please note: Temenos Talks are postponed until June, due this time mainly to schedule conflicts with other TOS events!   Apologies to people who look forward to these talks; never fail, they'll be back! - Kim

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