Bike-In Cinema

What’s Bike-In Cinema you ask? We thought it would be nice to get together under the stars, enjoy a cocktail, pop some corn and watch some of our favorite films under the night sky. Once a month we’ll pick a flick alongside Hugues Barbier founder of the Ithaca International Fantastic Film Festival.  June through September we’ll turn our outdoor amphitheater into a movie theater oasis.  We encourage you to bike over, bring a blanket and enjoy the evening with us. The movie is always free and our outdoor bar will open until the end of the night.  We encourage you to bike over, bring a blanket and maybe a lawn chair to enjoy an outdoor movie! The exclusive outdoor bar will open at sunset, just the right pairing for an evening under the stars.

After much debate our premier movie is…

MOTHRA!

A kaiju that resembles a moth and resides on infant island. Think Godzilla, Japan, 1961…and then imagine this being one of the best summer nights around!

Tarot Tuesday with Damaris

Tarot Tuesdays holds close to its gypsy roots as it caravans through the streets of Ithaca.  If you have had the pleasure of a reading by Damaris you would understand why we are so excited to welcome her to Argos Inn!  A positive and loving person, she strives to make every session with a client one that uplifts, illuminates, and reveals insights about one’s personal, love, professional life so that people can reach their truest goals.  She aims to communicate in a way that is clear, insightful and helpful to your life.  She infuses her practice with the integrity and respect it deserves as well as keep it humorous and light hearted thru objectivity.  Don’t miss your opportunity to receive some insight for this moment in your life.  Readings average about 20 minutes and are one dollar per minute.

Call to make your appointment today 607-227-0205

walk -ins welcome

Venissa Santi

If we were to ask you what you liked better between Jazz and Afro-Cuban music what would you say? Chances are you would stop and stumble for a few minutes without knowing what to say because both of these genres are fabulous.  At Argos Inn we are making it easy for you by bringing the world reknown Venissa Santi.

Santi, a Cuban American brings the best of both worlds to music, she embraces and combines her Latin roots with her American upbringing. Like many first generation Americans, she grew up answering her parents’ Spanish with English, and it wasn’t until she started teaching in Philadelphia, that Santi reclaimed her other birth language. She connected with her Cuban heritage through music, particularly when she started to explore the songs of her grandfather, the Cuban composer Jacobo Ros Capablanca.

After studying jazz at the Philadelphia University of the Arts, Santi realized that she didn’t want to be described as just a Jazzist, there was more to her than that. She discovered that her homeland was a place of great musical tradition and Santi knew she wanted to be a part of it. She went to La Habana to learn from popular Cuban musicians like Gregorio El Goyo Hernandez and the ensemble Yoruba Andabo. In Cuba she got in touch with her roots and incorporated the Afro Cuban style into her music.

Her latest album, Big Stuff, is a great example of this. Big Stuff, is a tribute to one of her greatest influences, Billie Holiday. Santi adds Afro Cuban flare in Holiday’s music and takes Holiday to Cuba. Though her phrasing occasionally echoes Holiday’s, she carves a far different stylistic path, favoring a misty coolness.

 

Venissa Santi is an artist like no other; her music is new, fresh, and soulful. Santi has constructed a sound of her own.

 

A Novel Idea – A Collaboration with Buffalo Street Books

Are you tired of the same old routine? Of watching Netflix after a long day of work? Remember those days when you picked up a book and it entertained you for hours on end? Or even if you read frequently, do you ever wish you could share your thoughts with others that are just as passionate as you? Well, at Argos Inn we’re welcoming you once a month to do just that! Come spice things up, catch up with friends and get your intellectual side out over delightful cocktails and books that you will not want to put down.  Hosted by Buffalo Street Books General Manager Asha Sanakar this is an up tempo book club guaranteed to be filled with prizes, fun and laughter. Books are available for sale at Buffalo Street Books or Argos Inn.

This Month: Little, Big by John Crowley’ is the epic story of Smoky Barnable, an anonymous young man who travels by foot from the City to a place called Edgewood – not found on any map – to marry Daily Alice Drinkwater, as was prophesied. It is the story of four generations of a singular family, living in a house that is many houses on the magical border of an otherworld. It is a story of fantastic love and heartrending loss; of impossible things and unshakable destinies; and of the great Tale that envelops us all. It is a wonder.

Hank Roberts

Tonight’s opening act is a newly formed band called Sky Girl.

Sky Girl features the original songs of singer-songwriter Lucia Roberts. She has been playing and performing since she was a young child under the guidance of her father Hank Roberts. Her rock-steady rhythm, guitar playing and beautifully complex vocal melodies full of diverse musical ornaments create the fabric for imaginary dreamscapes about love, friendship and adventure. The band is dynamically backed up by Hank Roberts on cello and voice, and Jake Roberts on guitar and voice.

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Following this exciting act, we are hosting one of Ithaca’s finest: Hank Roberts and friends featuring Chad Lieberman, Michael Stark and Greg Evans. To listen to Hank speak about this particular arrangement is so inspiring and is a night to remember!  Ithaca’s own Matt Saccucimorano is recording the set, so don’t miss your chance to be a part of the music! Over his nearly four-decade career, Hank Roberts has forged a compelling original voice on the cello, encompassing abstract improvisation and soulful folk melodies, intricate new-music compositions and vigorous rock songs.

Hank Robert’s European critics have praised his latest album, Everything Is Alive where they commented on Hanks’ unique style.

Südkurier: “From the beginning this music opens the horizon. […] Since the 80s Hank Roberts has achieved for his instrument […] a completely new position that he keeps on strengthening. Genre limits are too narrow for him, important is his own fusion of elements, which are brought together in an improvisational way…

Music full of air, lightness and delight in playing, characterized by listening and reacting to each other, sustained by a natural sound and elevating the listener to comforting spheres.”            January 13, 2012

 

 

 

Garrin Benfield

This Friday we’re hosting the brilliant Garrin Benfield, a New York City based musician. Garrin Benfield’s sound has been described as Freestyle Acoustic Rock. His music is a blend of moody, guitar driven rock and polyrhythmic groove all run through the filter of a very serious Singer/Songwriter. His talent shines through as a solo artist when he flat-picks his way through complicated and lightning-fast arrangements and also while he uses a Loop Station to create mesmerizing soundscapes upon which he lays blistering rock, blues and jazz licks, darkened by his extensive use of effect pedals. As a bandleader, Garrin can command the attention of seasoned players and improvise with the dexterity and ingenuity of players many years his senior. Improvisation is at the center of a Garrin Benfield concert experience. Whether at a solo show or at a full band event, Garrin twists and turns the tunes each night in an ever-evolving attempt to keep searching for new musical challenges.

 

Stark Nights

Join us at Bar Argos every Thursday for a rotating set of musicians anchored by Michael Stark.

This week… ***TAS*** (aka The Analogue Sons)

DUB SOUL featuring Lee Hamilton-tenor sax, Lars Burggren-drum kit, Aaron Speiser-dubs, melodica, Michael Stark-organ,bass,synth. Sound painting by Jesse Hill.

Come for the music, Stay for the cocktails, Free for all

A Novel Idea – A Collaboration with Buffalo Street Books

Are you tired of the same old routine? Of watching Netflix after a long day of work? Remember those days when you picked up a book and it entertained you for hours on end? Or even if you read frequently, do you ever wish you could share your thoughts with others that are just as passionate as you? Well, at Argos Inn we’re welcoming you once a month to do just that! Come spice things up, catch up with friends and get your intellectual side out over delightful cocktails and books that you will not want to put down.  Hosted by Buffalo Street Books General Manager Asha Sanakar this is an up tempo book club guaranteed to be filled with prizes, fun and laughter. Books are available for sale at Buffalo Street Books or Argos Inn.

This Month: Little, Big by John Crowley’ is the epic story of Smoky Barnable, an anonymous young man who travels by foot from the City to a place called Edgewood – not found on any map – to marry Daily Alice Drinkwater, as was prophesied. It is the story of four generations of a singular family, living in a house that is many houses on the magical border of an otherworld. It is a story of fantastic love and heartrending loss; of impossible things and unshakable destinies; and of the great Tale that envelops us all. It is a wonder.

Public Domain – Monday Night Movies

Monday nights are for movie lovers!  Each and every Monday night we will search through our vast collection of films to bring you movies like: The Brain That Wouldn’t Die, Attack of The Giant Leeches, The Amazing Mr X and Teenager From Outer Space!  Did we mention delicious cocktails and free popcorn??

Public Domain – Monday Night Movies

Monday nights are for movie lovers!  Each and every Monday night we will search through our vast collection of films to bring you movies like: The Brain That Wouldn’t Die, Attack of The Giant Leeches, The Amazing Mr X and Teenager From Outer Space!  Did we mention delicious cocktails and free popcorn??