8-10 PM: Centre LGBTQA Friday Night Live

Friday May 29th, 2015


Join the Centre LGBTQA Support Network for poetry, music, an open mic and more!

7:30 PM: Jazz by the Rick Hirsch 4 ($5 cover)

Saturday May 30th, 2015


"Great writing and blazing alto playing" – jazz legend Bob Mintzer

"The language is rich and daring ... and sometimes quite abrasive to my [Rock & Roll] ears – but it’s entirely stimulating!" - Queen guitarist Brian May

This instrumental foursome interprets rock and pop music through their unique filter of post-bop and modal jazz, drum-and-bass, and R&B. They stimulate and entertain listeners as they shed new light on classics by the likes of The Beatles, Van Morrison, Nirvana, and Eric Clapton.

The RH4 also performs the evocative and compelling originals of Rick Hirsch, an award-winning composer in his own right. And though they’re making music without a net (i.e. their game plan is to expect spontaneity), everything they do is rooted in melody and groove.

Jeff Beck, whose day gig is as one of State High’s exceptional visual arts teachers, is a serious bassist who anchors this quartet — and solos up a storm. He’s a grad of the Cincinatti Conservatory and is a force to be reckoned with!

Guitarist Mac Himes is the guy for jazz guitar in Central PA, hands down. He’s equally at home on arch-top and solid-body guitars, and he likes to keep everyone guessing with his ever-growing array of effects pedals.

Kevin Lowe is the color man in the drum chair. A native of Ithaca, he’s one of the finest drummers in Pennsylvania. His taste is impeccable and his approach to group playing is creative and very swinging.

Saxophonist Rick Hirsch has performed with folks ranging from Tito Puente to Max Roach, Rufus Reid to Tim Hagans, and the Four Tops to the Temptations. He is the primary instigator in this conglomeration.

Give a listen to their music on Rick’s website: www.RickHirschJazz.com

10am-2pm: Sunday Music Brunch featuring The Echo & Sway at noon!

Sunday May 31st, 2015


Great food from 10-2, great music by The Echo & Sway starting at noon. The beat poetry of Tom Waits meets the heart and soul of Bruce Springsteen. Now in their seventh year, The Echo & Sway brings their wry and witty storytelling to music that you don't yet know, but should.

6:30 PM: Argentine Tango (SUMMER HOURS)

Tuesday Jun 2nd, 2015

Tuesday Tango practica meets every Tuesday from 6:30 to 8:00 pm (SUMMER HOURS) 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 Carolee Bennett

Wednesday Jun 3rd, 2015


The First Wednesday at Webster's Poetry Series continues on June 3 with an open mic and a reading by featured poet Carolee Bennett. Join us at 7 p.m. We'll also be giving away a book of poetry and a Webster's gift certificate, and maybe other stuff, too.

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:

Carolee works as a writer in social media marketing and is finishing an MFA in creative writing (poetry) via a low-residency program at Ashland University.

She has roots in northern Maine, where she was born and raised in a paper mill town along the Penobscot River; in West Virginia, where she received an undergraduate degree in journalism; and Portland, Oregon, where she started craving a stronger sense of herself. She currently lives in Upstate New York, where she is raising one chubby pug and three very tall boys: two teenagers and one “tween.”

Carolee has published her poems in regional and national publications and reads and features at open mics in her community. In 2010, she was the “almost” poet laureate of Smitty’s Tavern in Voorheesville, New York, placing as first runner-up in the inaugural laureate contest.

6 PM: Harold Taddy's Open Mic Variety Showcase

Thursday Jun 4th, 2015


Bring your music, your comedy, your stories, your poetry, whatever talent you want to share, and join us for our monthly open mic. Hosted, for the final time, by Harold Taddy.

5-9 PM, First Friday!

Friday Jun 5th, 2015

First Friday is the perfect time to visit downtown State College and Webster's. We offer 10% off drinks and books from 5-9 pm. From 6-8, we'll host a reception in our art gallery for June's featured artist, Sarah E. Jenkins. PLEASE NOTE: The Lemon Tree Punk Series is taking the summer off. 

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

Sunday Jun 7th, 2015


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

6:30 PM: Argentine Tango (SUMMER HOURS)

Tuesday Jun 9th, 2015

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 6:30 to 8:00 pm (SUMMER HOURS) 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. 

10:30: Bilingual Storytime (English/Spanish)

Thursday Jun 11th, 2015


On the second Thursday of every month, meet in the kids' area at 10:30 for a bilingual (English/Spanish) story time. Songs, games, books and more.

4-6 PM: Afternoon punk show with The Disappearing Man

Saturday Jun 13th, 2015


Join us from 4-6 pm for an awesome afternoon of acoustic pop-punk with The Disappearing Man

10am-2pm, Sunday Music Brunch featuring Danny Brumbaugh at noon!

Sunday Jun 14th, 2015


All summer long, Webster's is the place to be on Sundays. Our world-famous brunch from 10-2, with live music at noon. This week it's Danny Brumbaugh, aka The Psychic Beat. He's a one-man band who rocks the house! [Photo by Sam Hargrave.]

6:30 PM: Argentine Tango (SUMMER HOURS)

Tuesday Jun 16th, 2015

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 6:30 to 8:00 pm (SUMMER HOURS) 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. 

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

Sunday Jun 21st, 2015

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.

6:30 PM: Argentine Tango (SUMMER HOURS)

Tuesday Jun 23rd, 2015

Tuesday Tango practica meets every Tuesday from 6:30 to 8:00 pm (SUMMER HOURS) 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.

10am-2pm, Sunday Music Brunch featuring Harold Taddy at noon!

Sunday Jun 28th, 2015


The best brunch hang in town. Fabulous food from 10-2, with live music at noon by Harold Taddy, making his last Webster's appearance for quite some time, because he's moving to upstate New York.

6:30 PM: Argentine Tango (SUMMER HOURS)

Tuesday Jun 30th, 2015

Tuesday Tango practica meets every Tuesday from 6:30 to 8:00 pm (SUMMER HOURS) 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.