CAFE BLACKBIRD CIRCLE: Monday, August 27

Monday, August 27

The Circle will meet at our regular time from 6:30 to 8:30. We’ll be doing Player’s Choice song selections, as usual. If you want to let us know in advance what you’ve chosen, leave the title and page in a comment!

(Read on to leave a comment with your song choice!)

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GIG: Valley Zoo “ZOO BREW” Friday, August 24

Edmonton Valley Zoo: ZOO BREW Gig


Presented by The Ark Project, ZOO BREW is a fabulous adult evening out for drinking beverages, enjoying music, and visiting your favourite zoo creatures. This fundraiser helps support the initiatives and improvements being made at the Valley Zoo.

ALL PLAYERS WELCOME, and all ages welcome to play, but please note you must be eighteen or older if you plan to buy tickets to the event and enter the venue.

The event runs 6-11.

We play from 6:00 – 7:00 PM.

 

  • WHEN      Friday, August 24, 2018, 6:00 – 7:00 PM
  • WHERE    Edmonton Valley Zoo, Edmonton
  • DETAILS  Players, please meet at the main entrance at 5:45

 

Bring this:

  • Your ukulele, music stand, and books
  • Hat, water, sunscreen
  • Anything else you need to be comfortable playing outside

Seating is provided, and we will be playing under a canopy.

Players admitted to the zoo entrance area for the performance period at no cost. If you want to stay for the rest of the event, you will need to purchase event tickets (see link at top of this post).

 

GIG: Seba Beach Market, Saturday, August 25

Saturday, August 25

It’s market day!

Come to the beach and drink lemonade while we entertain from 10:00 – noon this Saturday at the Seba Beach Market, 45 minutes west of Edmonton.

Weather should be nice. We encourage carpooling/ridesharing to the location. Please allow yourself an hour of travel time from the city to get there.

Players, please bring your own stand and books, or arrange to share. There is bench seating provided, or bring a chair. Meet outside the Seniors Centre, 109 1 St S, Seba Beach, AB.

10:00 – noon . If you’ve been to the market in previous years, please note the new location for 2018.

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BOGANI CAFE CIRCLE Sunday, August 19

We’ll be meeting at our regular time, 2:00 – 4:30 at Bogani Cafe.
We’re continuing our musical journey through the blue Beloff Daily Ukulele Leap Year Edition. Our mandate is to attempt every song in the book.

During these sessions, we will all be challenged musically. We’ll play each song once to familiarize ourselves with the rhythm, melody and roadmap. Then we’ll go over it a second (or third) time to reinforce what we’ve just learned. Before we go on to the next song, I’ll ask you to share any tips or insights that you may have for me. Improvement, not perfection is our goal. And fun. Music is to be enjoyed. Let’s all learn to smile!

2:00-2:30 Arrival. Place café order at till. Greet and get to know each other. Tune your ukuleles. Settle in.

2:30-3:30 Song List*

Leaning on a lamp post

Loving you

Leaving on a jet plane

Let a smile be your umbrella

Lemon tree

Let’s get away from it all

Let your love flow

Longing to belong

The look of love

Looking for love

Looking out my back door

L-O-V-E

Love is just around the corner

Lulu’s back in town

Love is in the air

 

3:30-4:00 Open Mic

This is an opportunity for you to stretch yourself in front of a friendly audience. Prepare a song to perform as a solo, or lead the group in a song of your own choosing. It can be a song we’ve already done, or something new. If you are leading a song that is not in the Blue book, bring along 20 charts.

4:00-4:30 Informal Strum Along with Friends

*The ones we don’t get to this month, we’ll start with next time. Some are quite demanding.

See you at Bogani Cafe!

2323 111 Street