Bear-Hug Welcome Homes

dear cubs and grizzlies,

i write to you feeling so very welcomed in my new home city. it's quite a wonderful feeling. i've got all the performing offers i could ever want, and i've found a job to pay the bills, too. my room is coming along fabulously, my social life has increased ten-fold... i feel very blessed. i've got FOUR solo gigs lined up in the coming months, as well as jaggery shows and happenings. crazy. my eyebrows are still magenta from a jaggery videoshoot yesterday involving a colored powder dinner party/food fight inspired by the Hindu Holi Festival of Colors. life is good. life is full. come help me celebrate the goodness of life with hand clapping and after-show hugs!

color bursts bold and bright,


The Encyclopedia Show
The Encyclopedia Show Somerville is an event franchised from the original series founded in Chicago in 2008, wherein invited artists from a variety of performance disciplines present all-new, original works on sub-topics of a single theme. A recurring cast of hosts and characters welcome the artists with open arms and minds, while the resident Fact Checker is charged with maintaining the integrity of the Encyclopedic Truth of the show.

labor day • monday, september 3rd, 2012, 7pm
Davis Square Theatre • 255 elm street • 02144
somerville, ma
7pm • doors, party in the theater bar
8pm • show
admission: $10, $7 for teachers, students, and guests in Prohibition-era dress
ages: all

Our theme for the September show will be BEARS! Presenting performances from:
* Tony Brown -- poetry on the subject of RUSSIA
* Krysten Hill -- poetry regarding the nature of SLOTH BEARS
* Adam Stone with special guest -- poetry about BOO BOO BEAR
* Wes Hazard -- comedy about THE BERENSTAIN BEARS
* Veronica Barron -- dance/mime regarding SURVIVING A BEAR ATTACK
* Petaluma Vale -- a harp solo with lyrics about URSA MINOR
* Cowboy Matt Hopewell -- a rock 'n' roll perspective on the CHENGDU PANDA BASE

Our house band, The Michael J. Epstein Memorial LiBEARy, will provide musical flourishes and support, as well as composing an original work about DROP BEARS.

Hosted by Kevin Spak and Aimee Rose Ranger, and featuring Omoizele Okoawo as food writer Chef Bro, Steve Subrizi as the Intern, and Jade Sylvan/Jack van Sly as our Fact Checker from the Institute of Human Knowledge and Hygiene.
Come celebrate the launch of this new series! Produced by Simone Beaubien and the Boston Poetry Slam. 


Petaluma Vale • Goli • Sarah Rabdau

friday, september 14, 2012

Lizard Lounge • 1667 massachusetts avenue • 02138
cambridge, ma
time: tba, but approximately:
9pm Petaluma Vale with Valerie Thompson
10pm Goli
11pm Sarah Rabdau & Self-Employed Assassins 
admission: tba
ages: 21+


Fall Fairytale Festival Puppet Slam:
"Grown-Up Fairytales"

saturday, september 15, 2012, 8pm

Puppet Showplace Theatre • 32 station street • 02445
brookline, ma
admission: $15 adults, $13 students (w/ID)
(puppet slams always sell out! get tickets here.)
ages: 13+ recommended


An Evening of Microtonal & Other Music

friday, october 19th, 2012, 8pm

Church of the Advent Library • 30 brimmer street • 02108
boston, ma
$10 suggested donation

Variations for just quartet: Lou Cohen, wiimote and laptop Randy Winchester, tuned glass Petaluma Vale, harp Matt Samolis, flute
Empty House Cooperative David Michael Curry, viola, etc. Jonah Sacks, cello, etc.
JaJuNo Trio Noell Dorsey, voice Jules Vasylenko, reeds James Coleman, Theremin