7PM - Argentine Tango

Tuesday Sep 2nd, 2014

Tuesday Tango practica meets every Tuesday from 7:00 to 8:30 pm at Webster’s Bookstore & Cafe, 133 East Beaver Avenue (http://www.webstersbooksandcafe.com/). All levels of experience are invited--no partner needed. If you are interested in a FREE introductory lesson, phone Stephanie in advance: 814-360-9755. We suggest a donation of $1 or $2--we use this to tip Websters' baristas, buy floor care supplies, and build a fund to keep group lesson costs down when we bring guest teachers to town.

7 PM, First Wednesday Poetry Series featuring Todd Davis

Wednesday Sep 3rd, 2014

The First Wednesday at Webster's Poetry Series continues on September 3 with featured poet Todd Davis. Join us at 7 p.m. for a poetry open mic and then Davis's reading. We'll also be giving away a book of poetry and a Webster's gift certificate.

HOW IT WORKS: Each month, we host a reading by a featured poet, plus an open mic for everyone to share their work. Featured poets will read for 25 minutes. Open mic poets may read one poem, so that the night moves along at a good pace and everyone stays till the end. The series is free, but we'll ask for donations to pay each featured poet. 

ABOUT OUR FEATURED POET: Todd Davis is the author of four full-length collections of poetry—In the Kingdom of the Ditch, The Least of These, Some Heaven, and Ripe—as well as of a limited edition chapbook, Household of Water, Moon, and Snow: The Thoreau Poems. He edited the nonfiction collection, Fast Break to Line Break: Poets on the Art of Basketball, and co-edited Making Poems: Forty Poems with Commentary by the Poets. His writing has been featured on the radio by Garrison Keillor on The Writer’s Almanac and by Ted Kooser in his syndicated newspaper column American Life in Poetry. His poems have won the Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Prize, the Chautauqua Editors Prize, the ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Bronze Award, and have been nominated several times for the Pushcart Prize. He teaches environmental studies, creative writing, and American literature at Pennsylvania State University’s Altoona College.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact series host Jason Crane with questions or suggestions for featured poets at jason@webstersbooksandcafe.com.

6 PM, First Thursday Wide Open Mic

Thursday Sep 4th, 2014

Bring your music, your comedy, your stories, your poetry, whatever talent you want to share, and join us for our monthly open mic. Hosted by Jim Colbert (see above for more about Jim). Stop by 15 minutes early to sign up or email jim@jimcolbertmusic.com.

5-9 PM, First Friday!

Friday Sep 5th, 2014

Downtown is always hopping on the First Friday of the month. Here at Webster's we're offering 10% off drinks and books from 5-9. From 6-8, we have a reception for our new gallery show, with free refreshments. Then at 9 pm it's our Lemon Tree Punk Series, an all ages punk show. There's a $5 cover and it's BYOB.   

6pm, Gallery Reception: Betty Kirchner, Ruth Kempner, Rhonda Stern

Friday Sep 5th, 2014

9 PM: Lemon Tree Punk Series (all ages, $5, BYOB)

Friday Sep 5th, 2014

Lance Turner Burgess | Nobody's Heroes | The Eastern Portrait

$5 at the door | 9-11pm | BYOB | ALL AGES

THIS IS THE SECOND INSTALLMENT OF THE ONLY ALL AGES PUNK SERIES IN STATE COLLEGE

 

12-5pm - Rag and Bone Vintage Clothing Trunk Show

Saturday Sep 6th, 2014

10am-2pm, Sunday Music Brunch featuring JT & Andy at noon!

Sunday Sep 7th, 2014

Our oughta-be-award-winning menu from 10-2, with live blues by JT & Andy starting at noon.

7pm - Argentine Tango

Tuesday Sep 9th, 2014

Tuesday Tango practica meets every Tuesday from 7:00 to 8:30 pm at Webster’s Bookstore & Cafe, 133 East Beaver Avenue (http://www.webstersbooksandcafe.com/). All levels of experience are invited--no partner needed. If you are interested in a FREE introductory lesson, phone Stephanie in advance: 814-360-9755. We suggest a donation of $1 or $2--we use this to tip Websters' baristas, buy floor care supplies, and build a fund to keep group lesson costs down when we bring guest teachers to town.

7 PM, Jason Crane's 41st Birthday Party & Poetry Reading

Wednesday Sep 10th, 2014

Our store manager is turning 41 on September 10, and he'd like everybody to join him to celebrate. There will be cake, and Jason will be reading his poetry and maybe playing some music. But maybe not. No gifts. 

4 PM - Chet Gottfried Reading & Signing

Saturday Sep 13th, 2014

Chet Gottfried will be reading from Einar & the Cursed City (as well as answering questions and signing copies afterward).

"Sixteen-year-old Einar enters Jorghaven for dueling and desserts, but a curse has changed everyone except Barbara Bloodbath, who needs his help to free the city!"

10am-2pm, Sunday Music Brunch featuring Chris Rattie at noon!

Sunday Sep 14th, 2014

Great food from 10-2, fantastic music by Chris Rattie starting at noon. 

7 PM, Argentine Tango

Tuesday Sep 16th, 2014

Tuesday Tango practica meets every Tuesday from 7:00 to 8:30 pm at Webster’s Bookstore & Cafe, 133 East Beaver Avenue (http://www.webstersbooksandcafe.com/). All levels of experience are invited--no partner needed. If you are interested in a FREE introductory lesson, phone Stephanie in advance: 814-360-9755. We suggest a donation of $1 or $2--we use this to tip Websters' baristas, buy floor care supplies, and build a fund to keep group lesson costs down when we bring guest teachers to town. 

Tuesday Tango practica meets every Tuesday from 7:00 to 8:30 pm at Webster’s Bookstore & Cafe, 133 East Beaver Avenue (http://www.webstersbooksandcafe.com/). All levels of experience are invited--no partner needed. If you are interested in a FREE introductory lesson, phone Stephanie in advance: 814-360-9755. We suggest a donation of $1 or $2--we use this to tip Websters' baristas, buy floor care supplies, and build a fund to keep group lesson costs down when we bring guest teachers to town. 

7-9:30 p.m. Old-time music jam - come to play or listen

Wednesday Sep 17th, 2014

Tussey Jam, on the third Wednesday of the month, 7:00–9:30 p.m., is an old-time music jam. Musicians of all levels and listeners welcome. Played on acoustic instruments, old-time music dates back to early America, when people got together with family, friends and neighbors to play music and relax. Today, the tradition of participation continues with jams around the country. A rich source for music and tunes can be found at www.mne.psu.edu/lamancusa/tunes.html

8 PM: Amy Kucharik in concert

Thursday Sep 18th, 2014

Amy Kucharik is a singer-songwriter based in Somerville, MA. Amy has performed at venues in Somerville, Cambridge, and the greater Boston area as well as Philadelphia, Baltimore, Dallas and St. Louis, and is preparing for a Midwestern tour this fall. Her band, Friends (With Benefits), features an assortment of talented musicians. Her EP, Dance Crush Blues, is available on Bandcamp.com, and her first full-length CD, "Cunning Folk," was released in July, 2014. Amy has taught beginning and intermediate ukulele classes at the CCAE, and is available for private lessons.

10am-2pm, Sunday Music Brunch featuring Richard Sleigh at noon!

Sunday Sep 21st, 2014

You know the deal: spectacular food from our oughta-be-award-winning brunch menu, plus killer blues harmonica from one of our area's musical treasures: Richard Sleigh. Food 10-2, music at noon. Sunday Music Brunch at Webster's is the best hang in town.

7 PM, Argentine Tango

Tuesday Sep 23rd, 2014

Tuesday Tango practica meets every Tuesday from 7:00 to 8:30 pm at Webster’s Bookstore & Cafe, 133 East Beaver Avenue (http://www.webstersbooksandcafe.com/). All levels of experience are invited--no partner needed. If you are interested in a FREE introductory lesson, phone Stephanie in advance: 814-360-9755. We suggest a donation of $1 or $2--we use this to tip Websters' baristas, buy floor care supplies, and build a fund to keep group lesson costs down when we bring guest teachers to town. 

Tuesday Tango practica meets every Tuesday from 7:00 to 8:30 pm at Webster’s Bookstore & Cafe, 133 East Beaver Avenue (http://www.webstersbooksandcafe.com/). All levels of experience are invited--no partner needed. If you are interested in a FREE introductory lesson, phone Stephanie in advance: 814-360-9755. We suggest a donation of $1 or $2--we use this to tip Websters' baristas, buy floor care supplies, and build a fund to keep group lesson costs down when we bring guest teachers to town. 

7 PM, Muriel's Repair (Storytelling)

Wednesday Sep 24th, 2014

Tell your story, and hear your friends and neighbors tell theirs. Hosted by Pam Monk.

6 PM, Artist Talks At Webster's

Friday Sep 26th, 2014

One of the first steps towards building a productive artist community is getting to know the individual voices within a community. So in order to foster this, Webster's Bookstore Cafe is going to be hosting an artist lecture series starting this September! The program, hosted by artist Tommy Bruce, will consist of around ten 5-7 minute artist talks with individual slideshow presentations of their work to give each artist the opportunity to talk about what excites them within their own practice.

10am-2pm, Sunday Music Brunch featuring Laura Boswell at noon!

Sunday Sep 28th, 2014

Laura Boswell is a classical guitarist, pianist, and singer-songwriter based in State College. Her debut album fuses her classical background with an intimate, poetic folk sensibility, combining lyrical melodies with intriguing harmonies on guitar, banjo, and piano.

7 PM, Argentine Tango

Tuesday Sep 30th, 2014

Tuesday Tango practica meets every Tuesday from 7:00 to 8:30 pm at Webster’s Bookstore & Cafe, 133 East Beaver Avenue (http://www.webstersbooksandcafe.com/). All levels of experience are invited--no partner needed. If you are interested in a FREE introductory lesson, phone Stephanie in advance: 814-360-9755. We suggest a donation of $1 or $2--we use this to tip Websters' baristas, buy floor care supplies, and build a fund to keep group lesson costs down when we bring guest teachers to town.