A Gathering of the Tribes (AGOTT) proudly presents its annual Charlie "Bird" Parker Birthday Festival entitled "Bird Lives..." Come join us as we are celebrate Parker's 89th birthday with an art exhibition, parties, live music and poetry...

Month long group art exhibition

Screening of a 1950's film- Singin' in the Rain is a 1952 comedy musical film starring Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, and Debbie Reynolds and directed by Kelly and Stanley Donen, with Kelly also providing the choreography. Miles Davis Story- The definitive look at the man and his music. A film by Mike Dibb for Channel 4 Television. *View Upon Request*

Sunday, August 2, 2009 POETRY READING and Bird Lives show opening party 5:30-7:30pm Local poets read their own original works, along side the poetry of Charlie Parker's era. Poets include: Amy Ouzoonian, Chavisa Woods, Steve Dalachinsky, Yuko Otomo, John Farris, Papoletto Melendez

Sunday, August 2, 2009 JASON KOA HWANG QUINTET first set 8pm

Sunday, August 2, 2009 Cecil Taylor trio second set 9pm

Saturday, August 8, 2009 Present Personic 7-9pm Patrick Brennan-saxophone, Bern Nix-Guitar, Hilliard Greene-Bass: a dense intersection of divergent trajectories in split-second close interaction

Saturday, August 15, 2009 Robert Abate Band 7pm To Perform In The East VillageThe band Robert is bringing to the Festival consists of 2 vocalists, 2 guitars, 3 trombones, bass trombone, bass, percussionist, and trap drummer.

Sunday, August 16, 2009 Susan Kramer quintet 7- 9pm Sunday, August 16, 2009 Nth Trio 9-11pm On Ka'a Davis- Guitar, Magama Skosana- Bass & Piano, David ‘Riddim-Aton'- Drums

Tuesday, August 18, 2009 Celebration of Tribes #12 7pm at 5C Cultural Center and Cafe

Friday, August 21, 2009 Juini Booth -Solo Bass 7- 9pm

Sunday, August 23, 2009 Elyse Finkel - Solo Piano 7- 9pm

Friday, August 28, 2009 Squiggletone Music Company 8pm (garden show) - Strange, weird, and beautiful flexing from Chris Fedosky's twisted mind and ensemble.

Friday, August 28, 2009 Tom Chess and the Lovedogs 10pm (gallery) - Oud and ney virtuoso Tom Chess pushes traditional rep. by improvising and composing as has never been done on traditional instruments. Accompanied by Tribes' own Will McEvoy and others.

Saturday, August 29, 2009 BIRD LIVES FESTIVAL and Bird Lives show closing party. Day-long street festival featuring an artist flea market, open mic, raffles, street vendors, and closing street concert by the Hungry March Band

Festival is sponsored by: Brooklyn Brewery, Capital One Bank, Loisaida Drugs, Salon 94 and Two Boots Pizza