Domingo Brunch with Andy Wrba and the Darrow Jazz Ensemble
Oct
29
10:00 AM10:00

Domingo Brunch with Andy Wrba and the Darrow Jazz Ensemble

Darrow Jazz Ensemble with special guests
Director Andy Wrba

What a great time we had back in the Spring. They've returned to school and they're coming back to Dotties!.

The Darrow Jazz Ensemble will be performing jazz, funk and soul for our Domingo Brunch. Students from Darrow School will play selections from Miles Davis, Wayne Shorter, Stevie Wonder and Amy Winehouse.                                                             musical director: Andy Wrba

10am-12pm - live music                                                                                                   our 8am-2pm - our usual sumptuous brunch specials, beverages till 3

 

                                                                                                      

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Domingo Brunch with Justin Allen
Oct
22
10:00 AM10:00

Domingo Brunch with Justin Allen

Pittsfield based singer/songwriter Justin Allen brings a laid back style to the stage, infusing jazz and Americana, soul and folk; music suitable for a coffee shop on a Sunday morning.

10am-12pm: live music                                                                                                              8am-2pm: brunch specials, beverages till 3

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Jazz Brunch with Jeanne Laurin and John Sauer
Oct
15
10:00 AM10:00

Jazz Brunch with Jeanne Laurin and John Sauer

We're celebrating the Pittsfield Jazz Festival at Dotties with a special Domingo Jazz Brunch with two of our favorite performers, Jeanne Laurin and John Sauer. Join them to hear some great musical melodies and arrangements from an assorted mix of genres.

live music: 10am-12pm                                                                                                                    brunch specials: 8-2, beverages till 3.

 

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Domingo Brunch with Firebird and the Robbins-Zust Marionettes
Oct
8
11:00 AM11:00

Domingo Brunch with Firebird and the Robbins-Zust Marionettes

46 years of live music, marrionette puppet shows! The Robbins-Zust Marionettes have been delighting audiences since their opening on Shakespeare’s birthday in 1971. They have performed their classic tales with their hand-crafted puppets and live music for thousands of children of all ages from the Dorset Playhouse in Vermont to the Grammercy Arts Theatre, the West Side Y and the City Museum in New York, from the Boston Children’s Museum to the Woodstock Playhouse, Sharon Playhouse, the Berkshire Theatre Festival and hundreds of fairs, schools, resorts, inns, libraries, homes, birthday parties, cabarets, stores malls, temples and churches and in between.

11-1pm: live performance
8-2: brunch specials, beverages till 3

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Domingo Brunch with Cassandra and Jake
Oct
1
10:00 AM10:00

Domingo Brunch with Cassandra and Jake

Another newcomer to Dotties...Cassandra Redd on vocals, and Jake Roach on guitar delivering "soulful vocals and expressive guitar playing along with influences of Indie-folk, classic rock, and jazzy blues combine to create this acoustic duo."                                    awespme sketch: Carlizard McGurn

Come welcome them while you enjoy our usual delicious brunch specials and outstanding beverages.

live music: 10-12                                                                                                                     kitchen open: 8-2, beverages till 3    

                                                                                              

                  

 

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Domingo Brunch with PL Mack
Sep
24
10:00 AM10:00

Domingo Brunch with PL Mack

You are all invited to enjoy Sunday brunch and coffee with a hefty helping of raw, organic, soulful, and groovy music by PL Mack on acoustic guitar and Dayne Herndon on lead guitar .

PL Mack is a Berkshire based singer-songwriter who plays an atomic fusion of soul, rock, and reggae. He plays guitar with a thick drummer's groove and sings his heart out with a voice that is sure to get to your core. Come on out to get energized and showered with good vibrations.

music: 11-1                                                                                                                     brunch: 8-2, beverages all day till 3

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/au/artist/p.l.-mack/id1188018786

Spotify: https://play.spotify.com/artist/00Z3tYoIdP6dX1ZbNZxXAB


Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWquhvd75zKvPXEnGJ1vpRg

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/music/artist/P_L_Mack?id=Alpllqc4wgkjyq6ib4b5xxfzbj4&hl=en

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pat.mack.775

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Domingo Folk Brunch with Emily Frembgen
Sep
17
3:00 PM15:00

Domingo Folk Brunch with Emily Frembgen

New to Dottie's and we're excited. Join us to welcome Emily Frembgen with Julianna and Paul..
"Emily Frembgen's gentle, poetic songs have blood trickling out of them. She both haunts and soothes."

live music - 11-1                                                                                                                   Domingo brunch specials 8-2 and our usual fabulous beverages all day til 3.

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Domingo Brunch with Moonshine Holler
Sep
3
10:00 AM10:00

Domingo Brunch with Moonshine Holler

as always...delicious brunch specials and this month, new to Dotties, Moonshine Holler.

Moonshine Holler can only be described as "a two person music festival that captures the essence of American southern roots music." Featuring Appalachian ballads, blues and breakdowns on more musical instruments than they can juggle - fiddle, banjo, guitar, Hawaiian guitar, harmonica and ukulele - the duet has performed across the country and abroad. Sometimes rowdy, sometimes reverent, always a ruckus!

Paula Bradley: guitar, banjo, ukulele, kazoo, vocals, feet, attitude
Bill Dillof: fiddle, banjo, guitar, harmonica, Hawaiian guitar, vocals, patience

www.reverbnation.com/moonshineholler 

live music: 10am-12pm                                                                                                          brunch 8am-2pm

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Jul
2
10:00 AM10:00

Domingo Brunch with Tap and Blues

It's the first Sunday of the month and you won't want to miss this!

Leading off our WEEKLY Sunday brunch series (every Sunday in July and August) is the most creative duo Tap and Blues, featuring Stefanie Weber and Robin O'Herin in a one-of-a-kind collaboration between rhythm tap and delta blues,.

Rhythm tap artist Stefanie Weber, and Delta blues and gospel musician,
Robin O'Herin bring a unique perspective to the intersection of these
seminal American genres through authentic, roots music and dance. Come and
experience the heady music and dance found in the Delta region of the
Mississippi and brought into the present through these two gifted
performers.

"I loved the fresh approach that Stefanie and Robin take, mixing tap
dancing and the blues in new and unexpected ways. They color outside the
lines of what you might think of as dance and music, using their own
crayon box of unique rhythms, textures and hues. Their performance was
educational, entertaining and inspiring.  I'm eager to see what they'll
come up with next!" -Jill, Brighton, MA, 2015

Here's a link to their reverbnation page:
https://www.reverbnation.com/tapandblues
and their facebook page: facebook.com/tapandblues e


live performance: 10-12PM
brunch: 8AM-2PM

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Domingo Brunch Summer Series
Jul
2
to Aug 27

Domingo Brunch Summer Series

This summer we're having Domingo Brunch EVERY Sunday in July and August. Great music and tasty brunch specials (and of course fabulous beverages.) We have entertainment lined up beginning July 2 and ending on August 27th with a fun 10 year celebration. Stay tuned for more details!

JULY
2 Tap & Blues w/Stefanie Weber and Robin O'Herin
9 Jeanne Laurin & John Sauer
16 Duo Eamon w/Jeffrey Levine & Cassandra Cleghorn
23 Redshift
w/Lonny Jarrett, Zev Jarrett, Mitch Zimmer,Jeff McRae
30 Blue Light Trio w/Sam Rosen & friends

AUGUST
6 Jeanne Laurin & John Sauer
13 Duo Eamon w/Jeffrey Levine and Cassandra Cleghorn
20 Andy Wrba & friends
27 celebrate Dottie's 10th Anniversary
10am - Joanne Spies
11am - Pixie Peepers Face Painting and Balloon Creations

EVERY SUNDAY
entertainment from 10am-12pm
Brunch all day till 2.

Always free, and kid friendly!

 

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Domingo Brunch with Triage
Jun
4
10:00 AM10:00

Domingo Brunch with Triage

You don't want to miss these returning favorites! (and brunch specials all day.) This tour is celebrating a new release.

Triage is a group comprised of Jarrett Gilgore on alto saxophone, Noah Jarrett on upright bass, and Kevin Ripley on drums. Having grown up in the Doylestown area, but now living in three semi disparate places-- Baltimore, Philadelphia, Doylestown-- the trio plays with a vision of creating new, uncompromising, and relevant improvised music. The lack of chordal instrument allows every performance to evolve organically, note by note, without confinement to chords and/or melodies and/or moods.

Triage plays mostly original music, with smatterings of free jazz greats, such as Ornette Coleman, Don Cherry, John Tchicai, Dewey Redman, Anthony Braxton, etc. From moment to moment, their music can alternate between meditative and cacophonous, animated and reminiscent, chamber-like and contrapuntal, fluid and odd-metered, all the while speaking with an honest voice and an open musical perspective.

live music, 10am-12
brunch specials 8am-2pm

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Domingo Brunch with the Jazz Embassadors
May
7
10:00 AM10:00

Domingo Brunch with the Jazz Embassadors

It's the first Sunday of the month; delicious brunch specials and the live music of the Jazz Embassadors.  The Jazz Embassors are Andy Kelly, vocalist/guitarist playing swing music with a jazz feel, Leo Russo, clarinet (best reed player from the Albany, New York scene AND a very fun guy!) and Ethan Wesley, guitarist, Pittsfield's new young guitar talent!

live music: 10-12PM
and always special brunch: 8AM-2PM

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Mother Painter Art Opening
Apr
7
5:00 PM17:00

Mother Painter Art Opening

Join us for a very special art opening where we honor working mothers who also paint, to connect to themselves, for self care and because it makes their heart sing.

The work is bright and whimsical. Tender and bold.

Please join us for an opening reception with snacks provided by Dotties and also baked goods and coffee for sale.

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Domingo Brunch w/the Darrow Jazz Ensemble and special guests, Director Andy Wrba
Mar
5
10:00 AM10:00

Domingo Brunch w/the Darrow Jazz Ensemble and special guests, Director Andy Wrba

Darrow Jazz Ensemble with special guests
Director Andy Wrba

You're not going to want to miss this event!

The Darrow Jazz Ensemble will be performing jazz, funk and soul for Dottie's Domingo Brunch. Students from Darrow School will play selections from Miles Davis, Wayne Shorter, Stevie Wonder and Amy Winehouse.
Darrowschool.org/academics/arts/music

our usual sumptuous brunch specials served from 8am-2PM
live music from 10am-12pm

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10X10 Comedy
Feb
25
7:00 PM19:00

10X10 Comedy

The 10x10 Upstreet Arts Festival returns to Dottie's in 2017!

Tickets for the show are $10 in advance at the Dottie's service counter, wait until the day of the show and you will pay $15.

Dottie's will again be offering amazing food and drinks, seating for a special dinner designed for the show begins at 7pm but make sure you get there early so that you can reserve a good spot near the stage!

Our headliner this year is Mike Lebovitz who has appeared on NBC's "Last Comic Standing," performed at the world-famous Just For Laughs Festival, and at festivals and venues across North America! Starting off our show with some musical entertainment during the dinner hour will be Ragliacci Rags. The show will also feature guest spots from Berkshire-based comedians to be announced right here!

Get your tickets ASAP as this will sell out!

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10X10 Chairity: Take a Seat!
Feb
17
to Mar 3

10X10 Chairity: Take a Seat!

Dottie’s Coffee Lounge invited more than 10 local artists to use their creative genius and recycle chairs no longer being used in the Lounge. The only instruction was to take the chairs and bring them back in another form.

Opening reception, February 17th from 5-8PM . A silent auction, in keeping with the 10x10 theme, will start with an opening bid of $50 and increase in $10 increments, with proceeds going to the Pittsfield Education Fund (PEF).
Come meet the artists and hear about their inspiration.

Closing reception, as part of Pittsfield’ s First Fridays festivities, on Friday March 3 when the silent auction will end at 8 PM.

Artists working in all mediums are represented in this fantastic and diversified show.

Free refreshments and beer and wine available for purchase.

Proceeds from the Chairity will go to the Pittsfield Education Foundation (PEF) whose mission is to enrich the achievement and success of the children and teachers in the Pittsfield Public School by promoting innovative educational opportunities that impact greater literacy in Science, Technology, English, Arts and Math. The vision of PEF is to promote before and after school programs, collaborations among educators and others that do not currently exist in our schools.

 

participating artists: Phil Bastow, Patricia Boissevain (Esthetic Elements), Marguerite Bride, Mike Carty, Berkshire Fabrications Jan Charbonneau and Wood craftsman Jon Charbonneau, John Clarke, Carrie Jean Converse, Zoë Doucette, Autumn Ni Dubhghaill, Diane Firtell, Betsy Gorman (Burnt Barn Studio), Kate Kimball (heykatekimball), Michael King, Lisa Merullo, Scott Taylor and Steve Sears, Nina Silver, Ellie Spangler, Kristen Tool, The Women Veterans from Soldier On and The Soldier On Men's Program.

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Domingo Brunch with Satellite Shine
Feb
5
10:00 AM10:00

Domingo Brunch with Satellite Shine

It's the first Sunday of the month; delicious brunch specials and the live music of Satellite Shine. Satellite Shine is an acoustic duo that re-arranges and performs classic covers that once dominated the airwaves by artists such as Van Morrison, Fleetwood Mac, and James Taylor as well as popular songs of today by artists such as The Lumineers, Foo Fighters, Ed Sheeran and more. Visit them at https://www.facebook.com/satellite.shine/
live music: 10-12PM
brunch: 8AM-2PM

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Jazz Brunch with Redshift
Jan
8
10:00 AM10:00

Jazz Brunch with Redshift

Domingo Brunch is usually the first Friday of the month.  Due to New Year's, January'slive music, along with fabulous brunch specials (as always!) will be the second Sunday.

This month join us in the music room for the exciting jazz/funk soul fusion of Redshift.  Local musicians Zev Jarrett on saxaphone, Mitch Zimmer on bass, Darryl Kniffen on drums and Lonny Jarret on guitar bring inspired original music to Dotties.  Don't miss this brunch!

brunch specials from 8am-2pm, live music 10am-12pm

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Holiday Jazz Brunch
Dec
18
8:00 AM08:00

Holiday Jazz Brunch

Join us with for an all day holiday brunch with two amazing Jazz duos.

Ben Kohn and Andy Wrba will take the stage at 10 to warm you up with soothing holiday jazz standards. They will play till noon at which time the stage will transition....
Tony Kieraldo and Mike Gamble will pick up and go with Jazz improvisations speckled with holiday favorites.

All day Brunch specials 8am till 2pm.

See you soon!

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10th Annual Gingerbread House Decorating Party!
Dec
11
4:00 PM16:00

10th Annual Gingerbread House Decorating Party!

It's our most anticipated event of the year and a very special way to bring in the cheer of the holiday season.

We will provide you with a home made, constructed gingerbread house and you will decorate it with a large assortment of decorations provided by Dotties. There are two Decorating times this year. The first is 4-6 and the second is 7-9, where we will be serving beer and wine.

Space is limited to only 60 houses so make sure you come in ASAP to pay for and reserve your house. Cash Only.

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Domingo Brunch with the Blue Light Trio
Dec
4
8:00 AM08:00

Domingo Brunch with the Blue Light Trio

Dottie's welcomes back guitarist Sam Rosen with his Blue Light Trio .  Joining Sam are Richard Downs on trumpet and Jerry Link on bass, The group self describes as"resonators of kindhearted swing in styles brought back from the old-school for your activation pleasure."

So join us for your musical and culinary pleasure.

Live Music - 10-12PM, delicous brunch specials 8-2.

 

 

 

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Jazz with Triage
Nov
13
10:00 AM10:00

Jazz with Triage

You don't want to miss these returning favorites! (and brunch specials all day)

Triage is a group comprised of Jarrett Gilgore on alto saxophone, Noah Jarrett on upright bass, and Kevin Ripley on drums. Having grown up in the Doylestown area, but now living in three semi disparate places-- Baltimore, Philadelphia, Doylestown-- the trio plays with a vision of creating new, uncompromising, and relevant improvised music. The lack of chordal instrument allows every performance to evolve organically, note by note, without confinement to chords and/or melodies and/or moods.

Triage plays mostly original music, with smatterings of free jazz greats, such as Ornette Coleman, Don Cherry, John Tchicai, Dewey Redman, Anthony Braxton, etc. From moment to moment, their music can alternate between meditative and cacophonous, animated and reminiscent, chamber-like and contrapuntal, fluid and odd-metered, all the while speaking with an honest voice and an open musical perspective.

live music, 10am-12pm, brunch specials 8am-2pm

 

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Domingo Brunch with the Zev Jarrett Trio
Nov
6
10:00 AM10:00

Domingo Brunch with the Zev Jarrett Trio

Sumptuous brunch specials and the exciting music of the Zev Jarrett Trio.  "We are a group of young musicians playing some old charts. Come to see us play anything from swing, bossa nova, bebop, you name it. Zev Jarrett (alto sax), Nico Wohl (guitar), Mitchell Zimmer (upright bass)."

Brunch served from 8am-2pm                                                                                              Live Music 10am-12pm

 

 

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Kids Monster Mash
Oct
23
1:00 PM13:00

Kids Monster Mash

Join us on Sunday afternoon in our event space, decorated with Halloween spirit for a children's costume party. There will be music for dancing and a craft to do with your little nugget.

Baked goods, coffee and other beverage will be for sale in the cafe.

Your child may come dressed in their costume or get monster made with face paint and other spooky accessories, provided by Dotties. Face painting and costuming will be $10 per child. The Monster Dress Up station will be open from 1-2.  Party starts at 2!

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Halloween Comedy Hour/Dotties Monthly FREE Comedy Show
Oct
13
7:00 PM19:00

Halloween Comedy Hour/Dotties Monthly FREE Comedy Show

Yummy snacks and drinks are going to be available, check out these great food options:

Please come out for this super night of comedy! AND it's FREE!

Talent to be announced!

If you are interested in doing the show, please send Thomas Attila Lewis a message via Facebook. This is a pre-booked show.

Schedule:
1. Comics sign in and remaining sign-ups on clip board 7-7:15pm
2. Set order (order of performers) posted at 7:20pm
3. Show starts around 7:30pm
4. Show ends by 9pm

Set order and length will be determined the night of the show on a case-by-case basis. Have 7 minutes prepared but be ready to cut material.

A couple of points for new comics:
1. Please buy food and beverages from Dottie's. They graciously allow us to use their space that they pay rent, heat/cool, and electricity for - they also have to pay staff to stay late for our show. Without Dottie's, we have no show. Please tip generously.
2. Please do not ignore the light, you will not be allowed back on the show for a while if you do.
3. Please do not leave the show before it is over. The remaining comics listened to your set, do them the courtesy of listening to theirs - that's how you establish a healthy comedy scene. If you leave early, you may not be back on the show for a while. We will be done by 9pm, that's not a late night.
4. Please treat the other comics the way you'd like to be treated while you are on the stage, unless you are a masochist, then, stay home, you sick bastard.

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Domingo Brunch with Redshift
Oct
2
11:00 AM11:00

Domingo Brunch with Redshift

The first Sunday of every month brings live music along with fabulous brunch specials (as always!)

This month join us in the music room for the exciting jazz/funk soul fusion of Redshift.  Local musicians Zev Jarrett on saxaphone, Mitch Zimmer on bass, Darryl Kniffen on drums and Lonny Jarret on guitar bring inspired original music to Dotties.  Don't miss this brunch!

brunch specials from 8am-3pm, live music 11am-1pm

 

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