A Poet, Some Musicians and 4 Dancers Walk Into a Coffeehouse...

So you're sitting and sipping that favorite half-caf soy latte, checking out the most recent edits on your screenplay, when "A Poet, Some Musicians and 4 Dancers Walk Into a Coffeehouse" and start dancing, playing their instruments and talking in rhythms just one step away from singing. Don't be alarmed; they are harmless and quite entertaining. Also known by the shorter moniker Coffeehouse Dances, it's choreographer Keith Glassman's 4-year-old effort to bring dance and music performance to untapped audiences where they live, or at least where they spend lots of time. Glassman and four dancers (Louie Cornejo, Rebeca Hernandez, Steve Irvin and Shoji Yamasaki) will descend on three coffee emporia this weekend and one more at the end of the month. The dancers get help for these one-hour performances from composer/saxophonist Charles Sharp, bassist Jeff Schwartz, drummer Rich West and poets Pat Payne, Shy But Flyy, Aleida Rodríguez and Jen Hofer. Admission is free but coffee drinks aren't. Coffee Connection, 3838 S. Centinela Ave., Mar Vista; Fri., May 16, 7 p.m.; free. Also at Sabor y Cultura Cafe, 5625 Hollywood Blvd., Hlywd.; Sat., May 17, 8 p.m.; Paper or Plastik Cafe, 5774 W. Pico Blvd., Mid-City; Sun., May 18, 3 p.m.; and UnUrban Coffee House, 3301 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica; Sat., May 31, 5:30 p.m. keithglassman.org.
Fri., May 16, 7 p.m., 2014 (Expired: 05/16/14)

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