113 Centerway, Greenbelt, MD
www.newdealcafe.com
(301) 474-5642

May 2016 Events

Join us for live music and our monthly artists' reception! If you're an artist, we'd love to talk to you about performing at the cafe.

Reservations are recommended on Friday and Saturday nights and for popular bands. Call (301)474-5642 to book a table.

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Deaf BrunchDeaf Brunch: Deaf and hearing people socialize together using sign language. Newcomers welcome! Visit us on Facebook. Interested in learning sign language? (10:30am to 12pm)
ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING More information about this event. (1 to 4pm)
Scott Slay and the Rail featuring Sammy Shelor - a bluegrass-inspired dynamic collaboration of American artistry and eclectic roots and folk originals featuring Virginia Country Music Hall of Famer, 5-time IBMA Award Winner for Banjo Performer of the Year, and 2011 Award Winner for the Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass, Sammy Shelor.
Sammy's Breakdown. (6 to 8pm)
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The New Old Jamboree hosted by Ruthie and the Wranglers - new songs, old songs and featuring special guests! (7 to 9pm)
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Tom Gleason - originals and an eclectic set of covers by artists like Jackson Browne, Peter Case, Son Volt, REM, Matthew Sweet, X, Loudon Wainwright, Stephin Merritt, and others. (7 to 9pm)
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Mid-Day Melodies with Amy C Kraft (12 to 2pm)
Songwriters' Association of Washington (SAW) Open Mic with Paige Powell!
(7 to 10pm)
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Jazz and blues piano by John GuernseyJazz and blues piano by Takoma Park's own John Guernsey (6:30 to 8pm)
The Hillbilly Gypsies - mindful of tradition but bold explorers of new and authentic styles, this internationally known group of high-energy, "Old Timey" West Virginia bluegrass performers are sure to captivate with their lightning fast award-winning picking skills, musical arrangements, natural comedic wit, and high lonesome mountain vocal harmonies. A must see! (8:30 to 11:30pm)
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"Loving Yourself Is Good Singing" by Margaret Stricklett - a demonstration through breath and singing exercises that good singing is feeling loving kindness toward ourselves.  Free! (2 to 3pm)
Bruce Kritt -  Classical Guitar (4 to 6pm)
Jazz and blues piano by John GuernseyJazz and blues piano by Takoma Park's own John Guernsey (6:30 to 8pm)
Djesben - a trio of multi-instrumentalists whose diverse backgrounds guarantee to delight with a variety of styles: jazz standards, bebop and bossa nova, as well as original tunes influenced by music from around the globe! (8:30 to 11:30pm)
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Deaf BrunchDeaf Brunch: Deaf and hearing people socialize together using sign language. Newcomers welcome! Visit us on Facebook. Interested in learning sign language? (10:30am to 12pm)
Kiva - Acoustic World Music for the Spirit! Using mythological stories and images, KIVA weaves a rainbow tapestry of ancient cultures and natural imagery into energizing mystical folk music for all ages.
(5 to 8pm)
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Two of Us - acoustic tribute to the songs by the Beatles and the solo work of John Lennon and Paul McCartney. (7 to 9pm)
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Paul Doffing - touring the Unites States on a bicycle and with songs unfolding naturally with poetic lyricism and virtuosic guitar playing, this indie folk musician doesn't resign himself to a particular style, giving him a vastness that few artists are capable of.

(7 to 9pm)
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Mid-Day Melodies with Amy C Kraft (12 to 2pm)
Open Mic with James and Martha!
(7 to 10pm)
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Jazz and blues piano by John GuernseyJazz and blues piano by Takoma Park's own John Guernsey (6:30 to 8pm)
Stealing Liberty - cover band focusing on jazzy versions of material by The Grateful Dead, Rat Dog... (8:30 to 11:30pm)
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Bruce Kritt -  Classical Guitar (4 to 6pm)
Jazz and blues piano by John GuernseyJazz and blues piano by Takoma Park's own John Guernsey (6:30 to 8pm)
 IlyAIMY - mixing genres from rock to folk to soul to bluegrass with flavours as varied as jazz and hip hop, ilyAIMY combines award-winning songwriting, tight male/female harmonies, signature intricate slap-style guitar work, ukulele, djembe and an eclectically humorous stage show into an exquisite package. Special Halloween show!! (8:30 to 11:30pm)
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Deaf BrunchDeaf Brunch: Deaf and hearing people socialize together using sign language. Newcomers welcome! Visit us on Facebook. Interested in learning sign language? (10:30am to 12pm)
Kids' Open Mic (1:30 to 2:30pm)
Fez Tones Hafla - Middle Eastern music & danceFez Tones Hafla - Join us for an evening of live Middle Eastern music & dance. Musicians will play exotic instruments such as qanun, oud, darbuka, and riq.  Amazing performances by the region's best belly dancers. There will be open dancing between dance performances, so dancers - bring your shimmy! (6 to 8pm)
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Reel and Meal at the New Deal: A monthly film series exploring social, environmental and animal rights concerns. A vegan buffet ($14) is served at 6:30pm. More information and dinner plans! (7 to 9pm)
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Poetry Night Open Mic!!! - come express your inner beatnik through the spoken word!! (7 to 9pm)
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Pub Quiz - bring your own team, or form one on the spot. We will collect a dollar from each participant, which will be the prize for the winning team.  Come out and test your knowledge on topics from Aardvarks to Zymurgy. See if you can beat the winning team from the last quiz! Hope you can join us! (7 to 9pm)
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Mid-Day Melodies with Amy C Kraft (12 to 2pm)
OPEN MIC with Joe Harris! (7 to 10pm)
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Jazz and blues piano by John GuernseyJazz and blues piano by Takoma Park's own John Guernsey (6:30 to 8pm)
The Bad Influence Band - whether performing at a festival, on a stage at Kennedy Center or on Memphis’ hallowed Beale Street, this four-piece group breathes new life and fresh energy into blues & roots music and are unabashed crowd pleasers thanks to their expert ensemble playing, strong melodies, addictive grooves, sly original songwriting and sheer intensity.
(8:30 to 11:30pm)
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Table Talk with Maryland Delegate Alonzo Washington: an informal opportunity to discuss ANY issues, questions, or concerns you may have regarding the 2016 Legislative Session, our County, or District 22. (11am to 1pm)
Bruce Kritt -  Classical Guitar (4 to 6pm)
Jazz and blues piano by John GuernseyJazz and blues piano by Takoma Park's own John Guernsey (6:30 to 8pm)
Lady Rose Blues Band - combining blues-roots vibes, a fiery and unshakeable rhythm foundation, and the passionate & powerful "Real Deal" vocals of Lady Rose, who has been compared to  Koko Taylor, Etta James and Janis Joplin, this band delivers straight ahead power blues with a dash of funk for guaranteed excitement for blues fans everywhere. (8:30 to 11:30pm)
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Deaf BrunchDeaf Brunch: Deaf and hearing people socialize together using sign language. Newcomers welcome! Visit us on Facebook. Interested in learning sign language? (10:30am to 12pm)
Craig Gildner and the Blue Sky 5 - purveyors of Classic American Swing and group jazz from the 30's, 40's and 50's, this ensemble keeps a traditional feel, and adds to the classic repertoire by writing originals so authentic, you'd think they'd been penned by Mercer or Razaf! (5 to 8pm)
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New Deal Cafe Board of Directors Meeting
Members and visitors welcome.
(6:30 to 9pm)
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The New Deal Laugh-In - CLaw Comedy Productions presents the New Deal Laugh-In Showcase featuring some of the area's funniest comics performing together for one night only! Parental Guidance Suggested. (7 to 9pm)
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Cajun Music Jam - bring your instruments and join us!
(7 to 9pm)
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Mid-Day Melodies with Amy C Kraft (12 to 2pm)
Songwriters' Association of Washington (SAW) Open Mic with host Lynn Hollyfield! (7 to 10pm)
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Jazz and blues piano by John GuernseyJazz and blues piano by Takoma Park's own John Guernsey (6:30 to 8pm)
Fast Eddie & The Slow Pokes - a blend of Chicago, West Coast, Swing and Jump Blues peppered with Soul that serve up a menu to get the joint jumpin'! (8:30 to 11:30pm)
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Jazz Jam w/ Greg Meyer - bring on your jazz groove and join in this community jam session!! (1 to 5pm)
Jazz and blues piano by John GuernseyJazz and blues piano by Takoma Park's own John Guernsey (6:30 to 8pm)
Four Star Combo - high-energy 1950’s Rockabilly (think early Elvis Presley, Gene Vincent, Buddy Holly, Carl Perkins), and Honky Tonk (Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Lefty Frizzell, etc), played without any pretense of modernization or any kind of damn-fool 'fusion' of styles. Appearing in 1950's 'cat' clothes, playing vintage instruments - including the classic upright ‘slap’ bass - the band engages the audience with a mix of originals and covers ranging from well-known to utterly obscure. (8:30 to 11:30pm)
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Deaf BrunchDeaf Brunch: Deaf and hearing people socialize together using sign language. Newcomers welcome! Visit us on Facebook. Interested in learning sign language? (10:30am to 12pm)
Crooks & Crows - a gritty blend of Americana, Folk, and Honky Tonk. Their progressive country sound brings you on the road and through a diverse landscape of beautiful, dusty, and honest experiences. If early Springsteen, Dylan, George Jones, and Hank Williams were in a four-way head-on collision, Crooks and Crows would be the oily, bloody mess flowing towards the gutter- draining to the creek. (5 to 8pm)
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Susan Jones Jazz Quartet - a violin led jazz group, playing an exciting and eclectic mix of originals and jazz standards, with a strong emphasis on swing and Bossa Novas (sort of like Stephane Grappelli meets Charlie Parker, meets Carlos Jobim). (7 to 9pm)
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Mid-Day Melodies with Amy C Kraft (12 to 2pm)
Songwriters' Association of Washington (SAW) Open Mic with Paige Powell!
(7 to 10pm)
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Jazz and blues piano by John GuernseyJazz and blues piano by Takoma Park's own John Guernsey (6:30 to 8pm)
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Bruce Kritt -  Classical Guitar (4 to 6pm)
Jazz and blues piano by John GuernseyJazz and blues piano by Takoma Park's own John Guernsey (6:30 to 8pm)
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Schedule subject to change. Please visit our website at www.newdealcafe.com for the most current event schedule.