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Quicks Hole Music: The Hot Jazz Jumpers

August 3, 2015 by Beth Colt

early jazz from Appalachia & New Orleans to Gullah & Geechee with Mona’s mainstay Nick Russo (guitar, banjo), broadway star Betina Hershey (guitar, vocals), creative vocalist Miles Griffith (vocals, voice, singing and then some!), the rhythmic David Pleasant (percussion & vocals). Reservations strongly recommended: August 3, August 4, August 5. All three shows at Quicks Hole Tavern, Woods Hole, 9:00 PM.

Quicks Hole Music: Matt Munisteri and Friends

June 29, 2015 by Beth Colt

Guitarist Matt Munisteri has been called “sparkling,” “wicked,” “wry-yet-honest” and “swings like a madman.” Matt leads his own bands and accompanies Catherine Russell, Loudon Wainwright, Mark O’Connor, Henry Butler, etc. He’s in Woods Hole for three shows. On June 29, Matt will join with the amazing duo of Joe Walsh (mandolin) and Wes Corbett (banjo) to play the Lost Music of Willard Robison, a confluence of American folk traditions and free flowing improvisation. On June 30, Matt will join Joe Barbato (accordion) and Dennis Lichtman (mandolin, clarinet) for a night of big fun linking European melodies to New World rhythms. On July 1, Matt will go it alone to play “sub-standards from The Great American Wrongbook.” Reservations and more info for each night: June 29, June 30, July 1. All shows at Quicks Hole Tavern, 9:00 PM

Woods hole Jazz: Howard Alden and Anat Cohen

June 23, 2015 by Beth Colt

Quicks Hole music: Mona’s Hot 3

June 21, 2015 by Beth Colt

two nights of hot jazz, western swing, bluegrass, etc., with Dennis Lichtman (clarinet, mandolin, violin), Grant Gordy (guitar) & Jared Engel (bass, banjo). Dennis Lichtman, the band leader of Mona’s Hot Four, ground zero of NYC’s hot jazz explosion, has recently been on the road with Pokey LaFarge and Jim Kweskin among other greats. Grant Gordy sat in the guitar chair of the David Grisman Quintet for six years (original occupant, Tony Rice) – need I say more?. Bassist Jared Engel anchors Mona’s trad jazz jam on Tuesday, and he also holds Mona’s Monday night bluegrass jam together. Different shows each night. Reservations strongly advised: June 21. June 22. Both shows at Quicks Hole Tavern, Woods Hole, 9:00 PM.

Free Concerts at the Quicks Hole Taqueria

June 19, 2015 by Beth Colt

Free concerts at the Quicks Hole Taqueria every Friday featuring local favorites.  Enjoy the band outside and try the famous wicked fresh lobster tacos! Sangria and locally brewed Cape Cod beer are just right to go with the all you can eat salsa bar and exciting ambiance of Woods Hole.

Quicks Hole Music: Howard Levy and Friends

June 15, 2015 by Beth Colt

Howard is, objectively speaking, the best diatonic harmonica player ever. And a piano monster. He co-founded Bela Fleck & The Flecktones, Trio Globo, and a dozen other musical projects. There will be three Woods Hole shows. On June 15, Pianist, Sound Healer and Yoga Practitioner Meg Ruby will join Howard. On June 16, Howard will play with “Celloman” Eugene Friesen. On June 17, Howard will be backed by his son Miles Levy (drums) and Steve Bailey (bass), Chair of the Bass Department at Berklee School of Music. Reservations strongly advised for each show: June 15,June 16, June 17. All three shows at Quicks Hole Tavern, 9:00 PM.

Under the Waves- WHOI Science in Local Waters

June 7, 2015 by Beth Colt

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) researchers work in ocean basins all over the world. But what’s happening in our local waters? Come and meet scientists, engineers, and other WHOI staff  and see some of the equipment used to uncover the mysteries within our own regional waters.

  • SharkCam
  • Make your own jellyfish
  • Imaging Flow Cytobot
  • Whale buoy
  • Squid, river herring, oysters, offshore canyons
  • and more

 

Exhibits will be on the lawn behind the Redfield Building, 45 Water Street, and at the WHOI Ocean Science Exhibit Center, 15 School Street.

Science Journalist Angela Posada-Swafford on “The View from Antarctica”

June 6, 2015 by Beth Colt

Talk by Angela Posada-Swafford, science journalist and recipient of the 2014 Byron H. Waksman Award for Excellence in the Public Communication of Life Sciences
“The View from Antarctica: Reporting on Climate Change from the White South”
This talk is part of the MBL Ecosystems Center 40th Anniversary Celebration – Free and open to the public
Lillie Auditorium, 7 MBL Street, Woods Hole

The Brothers Rye at Quicks Hole Taqueria

June 5, 2015 by Beth Colt

Free concerts at the Quicks Hole Taqueria every Friday featuring The Brothers Rye, a local favorite.  Enjoy the band outside and try the famous wicked fresh lobster tacos! Sangria and locally brewed Cape Cod beer are just right to go with the all you can eat salsa bar and exciting ambiance of Woods Hole.

Quick Hole Music Series: Roy Williams and the Human Hands

May 27, 2015 by Beth Colt

Gypsy jazz, Western swing and original compositions by Roy (guitar) with Alex Hargreaves (fiddle), Jeff Picker (bass) & Nick Anderson (percussion), four hard-swinging, incredibly talented, imaginative, up-and-coming instrumentalists.

May 25 is Western Swing Night and May 27 is Gypsy Jazz Night.  Make reservations and get the info on these amazing musicians:  Both nights at Quicks Hole Tavern, 9:00 PM.

Woods Hole Jazz: Rossano Sportiello and Frank Tate

May 26, 2015 by Beth Colt

Quicks Hole Music Series: Roy Williams and The Human Hands

May 25, 2015 by Beth Colt

Gypsy jazz, Western swing and original compositions by Roy (guitar) with Alex Hargreaves (fiddle), Jeff Picker (bass) & Nick Anderson (percussion), four hard-swinging, incredibly talented, imaginative, up-and-coming instrumentalists.

May 25 is Western Swing Night and May 27 is Gypsy Jazz Night.  Make reservations and get the info on these amazing musicians:  Both nights at Quicks Hole Tavern, 9:00 PM.

 

“Peter and John” film Screening @ Falmouth Academy

May 23, 2015 by Beth Colt

The film is set in 1872 Nantucket, when reverberations from the civil war were still in the air.  It tells the story of two brothers whose relationship strains when the younger one receives word of an unexpected and strange inheritance-and both boys become interested in a mysterious young woman who arrives on their island.

$25 for 6pm reception with film maker, Jay Craven

$15 for screening only

tickets on sail at Eight Cousins Bookstore or online at www.woodsholefilmfestival.com

Woods Hole May Festival

May 23, 2015 by Beth Colt

Join Woods Holes for the annual spring time kickoff!  Join in at Taft’s Playground for music, crafts, food, and games.

Woods Hole Jazz: Frank Wilkins Quartet featuring Bobby Tynes

May 13, 2015 by Beth Colt

Woods Hole Jazz: Frank Wilkins Quartet

May 12, 2015 by Beth Colt

Dinner & a Movie: By and By: New Orleans Gospel at a Crossroads

May 9, 2015 by Beth Colt

The Woods Hole Film Festival Winter Film Series & Quicks Hole Tavern are proud to collaborate to present DINNER & A MOVIE, the winter film series of the Woods Hole Film Festival.  Dinner and a Movie offers elegant dining with superb independent films at the Quicks Hole Tavern located at 29 Railroad Ave, Woods Hole.  For $27 per person, select from a preset menu of sumptuous food prepared specially for the evening.  This price includes entree and movie, but does not include beverage, dessert, tax or tip.  Quicks Hole Tavern will offer two dinner seatings at either 5:15pm or 6:30pm and the screening follows at 7:30pm at Redfield Auditorium, WHOI, 57 Water Street, Woods Hole, a short walk down the street.  Reservations are required for both dinner and the screening.  The Woods hole Film Festival will offer a screening only option for $15 per person.  Reserve by email info@woodsholefilmfestival.org or call 508-495-3456.  For online reservations and to read descriptions of the upcoming films please visit www.woodsholefilmfestival.org — evenings do sell out!

Tonight’s feature:

By and By: New Orleans Gospel at a Crossroads

‘By and By’ tells the story of a fading tradition, a torn community, and a family bound to keep them both alive. At the center of the film is a powerful New Orleans gospel quartet, the Electrifying Crown Seekers; a group USA Today calls ‘the essence of Jazz Fest … more explosive than any rock headliner.’

Set against a backdrop of post-Katrina New Orleans, ‘By and By’ is a classic family story of change vs. tradition, young vs. old, focused on a son’s unavoidable conflict: to continue the 46 year musical legacy of his father, or to strike out on his own. Powered by raw gospel music and a cast of unforgettable characters, the story of ‘By and By’ is truly timeless.

Trad-Stroll Woods Hole

May 2, 2015 by Beth Colt

Trad-Stroll Woods Hole

A day of Traditional Music in Woods Hole Saturday, May 2, 2-10pm on the Streets of Woods Hole.

In restaurants and various venues, 9 groups will be playing  a wide range of Celtic, old-time folk, fiddle, and early music, from lively fiddle tunes to intricate harmonies on ancient instruments. The day ends with a fiddler jam session and an old fashion square dance.

All free and everyone welcome – rain or shine www.ArtsFalmouth.org  508-548-2892 – info@artsfalmouth.org

Dinner & a Movie: Brave New Wild

April 25, 2015 by Beth Colt

The Woods Hole Film Festival Winter Film Series & Quicks Hole Tavern are proud to collaborate to present DINNER & A MOVIE, the winter film series of the Woods Hole Film Festival.  Dinner and a Movie offers elegant dining with superb independent films at the Quicks Hole Tavern located at 29 Railroad Ave, Woods Hole.  For $27 per person, select from a preset menu of sumptuous food prepared specially for the evening.  This price includes entree and movie, but does not include beverage, dessert, tax or tip.  Quicks Hole Tavern will offer two dinner seatings at either 5:15pm or 6:30pm and the screening follows at 7:30pm at Redfield Auditorium, WHOI, 57 Water Street, Woods Hole, a short walk down the street.  Reservations are required for both dinner and the screening.  The Woods hole Film Festival will offer a screening only option for $15 per person.  Reserve by email info@woodsholefilmfestival.org or call 508-495-3456.  For online reservations and to read descriptions of the upcoming films please visit www.woodsholefilmfestival.org — evenings do sell out!

Tonight’s feature:

Brave New Wild

Stumbling upon her father’s hi8 tapes, a daughter discovers a world of delinquent oddballs and wino nomad-poets who dedicated their life to an absurdist art form: rock climbing. Through a kaleidoscopic mishmash of campfire stories with the most eccentric climbing pioneers, colorful archival footage, hand-animated cartoons, and the director’s family home videos, Brave New Wild explores an answer to the question of why climb when there’s nothing to gain — and everything to lose.

Saying Goodbye to an Old Friend on Earth Day

April 24, 2015 by Beth Colt

Women gather around copper beech and hug it before it gets cut down April 2015 Woods HoleEarth Day is always special in Woods Hole, as the village is packed with scientists and others who study, examine, support and cherish mother earth and her oceans.

But this Earth Day was unique, as locals gathered on Challenger Drive to say goodbye to an enormous copper beech tree that has offered shade and comfort for 150 years.  Aborists have determined the tree is beyond saving, and this massive old friend will be cut down soon for safety.

About 40 people gathered as Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution leader Susan Avery said a few words about how hard it is to say goodbye to a tree of this stature.  Local theologian Deborah Warner spoke about nature, then read a moving Mary Oliver poem that began, “When I am among the trees, especially the willows and the honey locust, equally the beech, the oaks and the pines, they give off such hints of gladness, I would almost say they save me, and daily.” (From “Thirst, poems by Mary Oliver,” Beacon Press, 2006)

Susan Witzell, a local historian, shared anecdotes about Joseph Story Fay who once owned this property and planted these seedlings back when Woods Hole had been cleared for timber and was mostly meadow used for sheep.  Fay was devoted to planting trees, and along with his gardener Michael Walsh, is responsible for much of the forest that now dominates this end of Falmouth.

In closing, a group gathered around the base for an actual tree hug.  It was such a warm spring day, with long shadows drifting across the impossibly green spring grass.  Susan Avery spoke of planting a new copper beech in the same spot and emotions ran high thinking about this symbolic new era in Woods Hole, a time for saplings, spring and new beginnings.

WCAI also reported on this special day, and you can hear their radio version of the story here.

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Woods Hole Historical Museum: Model Boat Show

April 18, 2015 by Beth Colt

The Woods Hole Historical Museum’s biennial Model Boat Show will be held on Patriot’s Day Weekend, April 18 & 19. This will be the 10th biennial Model Boat Show, a festive and impressive way of marking the end of winter. The Show was started by sailors who love boats, but find April too early to work on a boat in the yard or to go sailing. But the model boats are just right to satisfy a craving for things nautical in the very early spring. These people come to the Show in droves to celebrate the art and craft of boats built on a small scale, and some are lucky enough to be offered a chance to sail one of the radio-controlled boats in Eel Pond.

This celebration of small ships is an opportunity to view exquisite workmanship. Some of the vessels are so small they can fit inside a light bulb, most are much larger, ranging from 12 in. to 12 ft. Most have fine detail. Some are stationary, exhibited inside; others go into the water. Some are powered only by the wind, yet steered by radio control.

The boats will be exhibited in seven buildings ashore, stretched from the Museum’s own building and down the length of Water Street, and in two locations on the water. One of these watery sites is a shallow pool created especially for this weekend, where children are invited to sail models they have built themselves. The other water site is in Eel Pond, where radio-controlled boats will be sailed and raced in easy view from the drawbridge. These events take place almost constantly through the two days of the Show.
Another very appealing feature of the Show is that many of the craftsmen stay onsite and are happy to talk with the public about their models. Some work on their projects during the Show and will explain their techniques. This year — for the first time — there will also be a Dockyard Sale. The sale will be an opportunity for modelers to sell gear they no longer need and to buy gear from other modelers.

Within the Show are a series of illustrated talks. This year they will include a professional modeler who specializes in restoring antique ship models, and a father and son modeling team whose company designs state-of-the-art sails for full sized sail boats, most famously the America’s Cup challenger from New Zealand. In their spare time, they delight in building scale replicas about 6 ft. long that they race in competitions in Connecticut. Also, an engineer from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution who designs and builds small remotely operated submersibles will talk about his work, marking parallels to model boats.

This is the tenth time the Museum has held this festive event, and it is rumored to be the last of a good run, so if you have been meaning to attend but have never gotten around to it, be sure to come this year. Tickets, which are good for both days, are $ 12 for adults, $ 5 for kids, or $25 maximum for nuclear families.

Anyone who builds model boats and who would like to exhibit at this festive event should either call the Museum at 508-548-7270 or email director@woodsholemuseum.org. Anyone who has ever been tempted to attend should come this year to be sure to be part of this celebration of boats built on a small scale.

For more information, call the Museum at 508-548-7270.

Dinner & a Movie: Life Inside Out

April 11, 2015 by Beth Colt

The Woods Hole Film Festival Winter Film Series & Quicks Hole Tavern are proud to collaborate to present DINNER & A MOVIE, the winter film series of the Woods Hole Film Festival.  Dinner and a Movie offers elegant dining with superb independent films at the Quicks Hole Tavern located at 29 Railroad Ave, Woods Hole.  For $27 per person, select from a preset menu of sumptuous food prepared specially for the evening.  This price includes entree and movie, but does not include beverage, dessert, tax or tip.  Quicks Hole Tavern will offer two dinner seatings at either 5:15pm or 6:30pm and the screening follows at 7:30pm at Redfield Auditorium, WHOI, 57 Water Street, Woods Hole, a short walk down the street.  Reservations are required for both dinner and the screening.  The Woods hole Film Festival will offer a screening only option for $15 per person.  Reserve by email info@woodsholefilmfestival.org or call 508-495-3456.  For online reservations and to read descriptions of the upcoming films please visit www.woodsholefilmfestival.org — evenings do sell out!

Tonight’s feature:

Life Inside Out

Life Inside Out tells the story of Laura, the mother of three teenage boys, and her youngest son Shane, the family misfit and a disappointment to his father. When we first meet Laura, she is half-heartedly hosting a scrap booking party for her sister Lydia’s new multi-level marketing business. When she stumbles upon her long forgotten guitar, a gift from her mother and the former passion of her youthful life, she is taken under its spell and soon rediscovers her love for songwriting. Shane, sullen, ear buds perpetually in his ears, has cut himself off from the activities that his father and brothers enjoy. When Laura impulsively decides to sing at her first open-mic night, she takes Shane along for the ride; an act of both pity and motherly instinct. Her first performance is a borderline disaster but with Shane’s encouragement, she eventually tries again. Despite her rocky entry into the late night mélange of musicians and unusual characters that populate the open mic nights, Laura starts to blossom and Shane seems oddly at home. Soon, following his mother’s lead and with the help of YouTube and a couple of new-found mentors at the club, Shane picks up Laura’s guitar and begins to discover musical gifts of his own. As family pressures rise Laura finds herself pulled between the worlds of responsibility and creative joy. Ultimately, her first brave steps prove to be the catalyst for changing not only her life, but also Shane’s, in complex and unpredictable ways.

Woods Hole Jazz Presents Nicki Parrott with Jon Weber

April 7, 2015 by Beth Colt

Nicki Parrott, world-renowned double bassist and jazz vocalist, performs with Jon Weber, host of NPR’s Piano Jazz with Jon Weber, on Tuesday, April 7th, 7:30PM at Woods Hole Community Hall, 68 Water Street, Woods Hole, 02543 as part of the Woods Hole Jazz series. Tickets are $20. Born in Newcastle, Australia, Nicki Parrott started her musical training at age four, studying piano, flute, and eventually double bass. She attended the New South Wales Conservatorium of Music in Sydney where she won many awards and scholarships including first place in the Jazz Action Society’s Song Competition and a grant from the Arts Counsel of Australia to come to New York to study with premier bassist and educator Rufus Reid. Parrott quickly established herself as a top New York musician and was the long time bassist and vocalist for the legendary Les Paul, who said of her, ““She has that special gift you cannot buy in a music store.” She continues to appear regularly as part of Les Paul’s Trio. She has performed with jazz greats Randy Brecker, Clark Terry, Jose Feliciano, Bucky and John Pizzarelli, Dick Hyman and Michel Legrand among many others. Jazz Times described her playing this way, “Nicki brings clear articulation, beautiful tone, a sense of rhythmic assuredness, and a touch of allure to inventive arrangements.” Parrott has recorded 15 vocal albums for the Japanese label, Venus Records, has made numerous recordings for Arbors Records, and released her first CD on Ooroo Records this year. She received Swing Journal’s Best Jazz Vocal Award in 2007 and 2008 for her albums, Moon River and Fly Me to the Moon. Her album Black Coffee received Swing Journal’s Gold Disc Award in 2010. Parrott has appeared at most international jazz festivals including Newport, Detroit, Newport Beech, Ascona, and Bern. She has also performed in the Broadway shows: “Avenue Q”, “Imaginary Friends”, “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown”, “Summer of ’42” and “Jekyll and Hyde” and has made several television and documentary appearances including “The Gossip Girls”, “Chasing Sound” and “Thank You Les”, a tribute to Les Paul, which debuted on PBS in 2013. Parrott is known as both a top-notch musician and a wonderful entertainer. Cabaret Scenes Magazine says, “Nicki Parrott could make anyone love jazz.” Jazz pianist Jon Weber has recorded and toured all over the world, winning numerous honors for performance, composition and television scoring. Gary Burton, Roy Hargrove, Niels-Henning, Ørsted Pedersen and Avishai Cohen have all recorded Weber’s music. His most recent album SIMPLE COMPLEX, a collection of is original compositions, was critically acclaimed. Jon lives in New York City and hosts NPR’s Piano Jazz with Jon Weber. He was a frequent guest host for Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz, which ran on NPR for 40 years. “He’s at once an exceptional musician as well as a gifted historian and storyteller, and, above all, a true piano polymath.” -Wall Street Journal. Tickets are available online at www.WoodsHoleJazz.org or in person at Eight Cousins Books in Falmouth, Under the Sun in Woods Hole, or cash at the door while tickets last.

Easter Brunch at the Quicks Hole Tavern

April 5, 2015 by Beth Colt

Celebrate Easter Brunch on Cape Cod in Woods Hole with a waterfront view, fine food and great friends.  We are now accepting reservations for this special Cape Cod Easter brunch.  Call 508-495-0048 after 10 am please.

Quicks Hole Tavern is located in the middle of Woods Hole at 29 Railroad Avenue.  From your perch in the second floor dining room you will enjoy the coming and going of ferry boats to and from Martha’s Vineyard, and have a birds eye view on the hustle bustle of Woods Hole’s port. In our first floor pub, you will enjoy the panoramic black and white photo behind the bar with an iconic view of Woods Hole from the 1890′s.

Easter Brunch will offer a few specials as follows: fresh lobster and asparagus quiche with a tomato relish and house salad (18),  braised spring lamb with eggs sauteed spinach and herbed jus (16),  smoked pastrami cured salmon with truffled potato cakes and farm fresh goat cheese (16) plus the rest of our Brunch Menu which you can read here.

We are proud of our steady positive feedback, so here are a few comments we have received from customers in the last month:

“Loved being there on top of Woods Hole and sharing the view with my family.”

“The menu, quality of food, and service were all exceptional.”

“Great atmosphere, friendly service and delicious food!”

“Food is always excellent. We have dined there many times and have tried most of the menu…even the homemade ice cream sandwiches….and have never been disappointed.”

Ever grateful to current and future customers for feedback and support.

Happy Easter Brunch to all, especially those of you who love looking out over the water on Cape Cod.

Ocean Celtic

March 29, 2015 by Beth Colt

OCEAN Celtic is a quartet featuring key member from the cutting-edge Celtic-fusion band OCEAN Orchestra.  Based in Maryland, they are known for electrifying jigs and reels, soaring vocals and otherworldly airs, steeped in both deep scholarship and quirky humor.  Jannifer Cutting, protegee of folk revival pioneer A.L. Lloys and Library of Congress ethnomusicologist, is a celebrated bandleader who founded several WAMMIE award-winning bands including The New St. George.  Lisa Moscatiello has a voice that Billboard described as “one of the most gorgeous vocal instruments in all of folk-tinged pop”; she has sung with several bands including Ceoltoiri and Whirligig.  Balladeer Stephen Winick, a Library of Congress folklorist with a melodious voice and a penchant for sea shanties, studied with legendary Irish singer Frank Harte.  And multi-champion Scottish fiddler Andrew Dodds of the acclaimed group Iona rounds out this diverse and lively band.  Together, they combine award-winning original songs, fiery fiddle tunes, and innovative arrangements of obscure traditional tunes… a signature blend they call “Celtic Music for Ancient Moderns.”

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