Cancelled - Cafe Raqs in Somerville - Alternatives suggested.

The June and July installments of Cafe Raqs were cancelled.


Here are some alternate ideas:


I'll try to be at the Armory anyway, since I know that not everyone will get this message.  Maybe we can go out to dinner nearby. There are some great restaurants, but where we go may be dictated by the size of the group.





check out some visiting and local musicians at Johny D's:


Chic Gamine plus Sophia Cacciola & Michael Epstein
Johnny D's
Chic Gamine
plus Sophia Cacciola & Michael Epstein

Sunday, Jun 23,[masked]:30 PM EDT
Johnny D's Uptown Restaurant

(R&B, Urban Soul) Winsome, wicked and witty, Chic Gamine embody the ‘60s girl-group vibe all grown up and living in a new century. Wall-of-sound harmonies, hip-shaking beats – these women could be straight out of Motown, before you throw in the curveball of French pop and four rotating lead-singWers. By all the laws of the music business, this group is like the unicorn – it probably shouldn’t exist, let alone be performing at the Olympics and winning Juno Awards. And yet, here they are, soon to release their official U.S. debut, a group singing soulful, captivating four-part songs that artfully span the musical map.

In 2007, three Winnipeg-based friends and former band-mates Ariane Jean, Andrina Turenne and Annick Bremault recruited Montreal drummer and percussionist Sacha Daoud, and a fourth singer, Winnipegger Alexa Dirks, for a fresh new project. Utterly seductive, Chic Gamine’s Canadian debut album teased with traces of Daoud’s Brazilian roots winding their way underneath the irresistible vocal hook of rhythm and blues, nouveau-pop and vintage soul. Chic Gamine alchemized these mixed elements into compelling musical magic.

(Rock and Pop) Husband and wife pop team, Sophia Cacciola & Michael Epstein just may be the hardest working musicians in Boston. Performing in a variety of bands (Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling, The Michael J. Epstein Memorial Library, Darling Pet Munkee, Space Balloons and more), they are both prolific songwriters and very talented performers. Come enjoy their perfect pop potpouri!

Tickets $12.00 each at



also, there's Karaoke at the Rosebud Diner on Summer Street in Davis Square Somerville at 8pm.  That's always fun.




Ron R


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  • A former member
    A former member

    Rosebud bar and grille

    June 23, 2013

  • faith g.

    Are we talking about the rosebud diner in Davis square or something else? Last i knew, rosebud diner did.not have kareoke!And where/ what is adress of yak and yeti? And what time are we looking at?

    June 23, 2013

  • Ron R.

    but, you're on your own, no need to do what I do - pick a few partners and go wherever you like. I will be rescheduling the original event for August 25.

    June 23, 2013

  • Ron R.

    I'm going for the walk at five -- then I'll go over to the Armory, to let those who don't regularly read their emails that this was cancelled. I'll try to make the Rosebud Karaoke, would love to go to Yak and Yeti in Ball Square. You can walk from there to Davis Square.

    June 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'd be interested in Rosebud -- menu looks good.

    June 23, 2013

  • Leela

    Thanks for letting us know about the cancellation Ron

    June 23, 2013

  • faith g.

    And what happened to rosebud? Is that still an option?

    June 23, 2013

  • faith g. fine with yak and in Davis Sq?

    June 23, 2013

  • M L

    what a shame; i was looking forward to Armory----
    how much is the entrada to Rosebud...that sounds like fun. are you taking a poll? if so, put me down for the Rosebud..

    June 23, 2013

    • Ron R.

      no entrance fee.

      June 23, 2013

  • Ron R.

    nothing for me to eat at Redbones - many of the members are kosher/vegan, so I try to schedule other restaurants. No reason we can't go to several, though. I was thinking of Yak and Yeti, but it depends on the size of the group. We may have to split up anyway.

    June 23, 2013

  • faith g.

    Let's meet at redbones fr killer barbecue ! But Rosebud sounds good too. But between the two, I'd rather have BBQ,and Sunday is not so crowded! How does everyone else feel?

    June 23, 2013

  • Bella

    Hi Ron,
    Thank you to let us know. I won't able to come tonight.
    I was looking forward to next event.
    Thank you

    June 23, 2013

  • pallavi

    Hi folks,
    Sorry to be the carrier of bad news but I called the armory today and was told that there is no dance show scheduled for today...the group is away touring for the months of June and July. So we should do something else?....?!

    June 23, 2013

  • Ron R.

    This event appears to have been cancelled - I will check on it in the morning and let you know.

    June 23, 2013

  • Ivette

    is there a charge at the Center for this event?

    June 22, 2013

  • Tomi Ann N.

    In the process of moving , possibly to Boston ,and taking time out to attend my first Culture Venture event. Love dance, ethnic experiences and meeting new people. Just returned from 6 weeks in Europe.

    June 21, 2013

  • daphne

    Sounds very interesting....Not sure if I can go to this event, but I hope to join the group soon!!!

    June 14, 2013

  • chris c.

    this will be my first meeting. how can i recognize the group when i arrive?

    1 · June 13, 2013

  • Kathy C

    Sounds wonderful, but I'll be working that day. I look forward to attending other events later this summer/fall!

    June 10, 2013

  • M L

    how much cost?

    May 19, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      The site suggests a $5 donation

      May 19, 2013

  • April F.

    Your choices are very diverse - thanks for being so creative.

    May 19, 2013

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