Singer songwriter guitarist Kirk Margoles will perform original contemporary folk music on the back patio of the Trident Café in Boulder, Colorado. His inspiring, imaginative, melodic, lyrically poetic and rhythmic songs explore themes of love, self-realization, nature, and the wild spirit within us all. Influenced by folk, jazz, classical and rock, Kirk’s songs take the art of song into dynamic new dimensions.
Lucky Me -
In 2009, a group of Boulder's most beloved and veteran musicians, friends and colleagues for more than 40 years, decided to join up and make music together.
Three-time grammy-winning musician/producer TOM WASINGER
Legendary Pearl frontman and singer-songwriter CRAIG SKINNER
and the Immortal rhythm section (of Navarro, Magic Music, & Leftover Salmon fame) ROB GALLOWAY & MICHAEL WOOTEN
With special guest RICHARD HARDY for this performance.
Author of This. This. This. Is. Love. Love. Love. The book contains thirteen stories, full-length and flash, that explore love—sexual, platonic, filial, and beyond—in its gritty and beguiling forms. A small-town teenager pursues an eccentric pinball wizard after her grandfather’s move to her home shakes up her parents’ marriage; a chronic depressive turns to a TV animal psychic in hopes of mending her relationship with her dog-loving dad; a middle-aged recovering alcoholic goes back to college and becomes fixated on his stern professor. Throughout the collection, as characters in various stages of life try to navigate love, they court obsession, madness, and transcendence.
Readings by Josiah Hesse, Erica Hoffmeister, Noah Kaplan, Brice Maiurro, Hayden Dansky, and Sarah Rodriguez
Cosmic Joke is a Curated Comedy Showcase featuring Stand-up Comedians from Colorado and Beyond! Join us First Saturdays at 8 PM for laughter & merriment in the Trident Backyard. Check out our unique lineups each month and see Comedy in the way it's meant to be seen - Live! Support these original artists while having a laugh outside in the fragrant night air!
The Trident now serves Beer & Wine in addition to excellent espresso, kombucha & pastries. See you in the Backyard! 🍄
8 PM / $10
Follow the steps of the Ghost Dance back to its original sacrament: the sacred mushroom of the Sierra Mazateca of Oaxaca, Mexico. Then travel to the last uncontacted tribes on Earth in the heart of the Amazon where the ritual is manifesting with Talking Plants like ayahuasca. Your guide, Michael Stuart Ani, has spent the last fifty years following the steps to the dance through these tribes. This event is an invitation to become part of this first ritual of the Americas. A ritual created to save the human niche in the weave of nature through the uses of Talking Plants and the Ghost Dance. Michael will be sharing his songs, stories, and vision for how to create a future for everyone: plants, people, and animals.
Wayne Omura is the author of four works of non-fiction. Join us at Trident Booksellers and Cafe for a reading from and discussion about his newest work, Evolutionary Consciousness: the Dream of Life (Bauu Press, 2018).
Evolutionary Consciousness ventures from the imaginary world of dreams out into the vastness of the cosmos. It shows how one's subjective experience is intricately enmeshed in the way we perceive the world. A new paradigm in science is emerging. This is a participatory universe in which, in some sense, the ideas of the mind mold and create what we take for reality.
Abstract quartet music for your heart and mind by Farrell Lowe, Paul Mimlitsch, Dave Willey, and Bill McCrossen
This is the last Static Parade before summer. Come out and listen to a reading from the giants of CU Boulder's Creative Writing MFA Program. No Cover. Beer, Wine, Coffee, Tea, and snacks available for purchase.
Celebrated for its natural beauty and its abundance of wildlife, the Mekong River runs thousands of miles through China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam. Its basin is home to more than 70 million people and has for centuries been one of the world's richest agricultural areas and a biodynamic wonder. Today, however, it is undergoing profound changes. Development policies, led by a rising China in particular, aim to interconnect the region and urbanize the inhabitants. And a series of dams will harness the river's energy, while also stymieing its natural cycles and cutting off food supplies for swathes of the population.
In LAST DAYS OF THE MIGHTY MEKONG, Brian Eyler travels from the river's headwaters in China to it delta in southern Vietnam to explore its modern evolution. Along the way he meets the region's diverse peoples, from villagers to community leaders, politicians to policy makers. Through conversations with them he reveals the urgent struggle to save the Mekong and its unique ecosystem.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Brian Eyler is the director of the Stimson Center's Southeast Asia Program in Washington, DC. Previously, he directed study abroad centers in Beijing and Kunming, China for IES Abroad and led numerous study tours throughoutt the Mekong region.
The Philadelphia Secret Admirer, reigning Champion of the Bored and Lonely, will be making a rare appearance at Trident Booksellers and Cafe. Publishers and Designers of the long-running, seminal zine (not to mention Secret Family Publications, a hot new publishing house) will read entertaining stories and essays, talk about process/comix/whatever they want, and answer whatever annoying questions you can think of.
Come if you like zines, wolves, punk, indie comics, DIY publishing, fantastic illustration, short stories, psychedelics, and/or essays.
Don't sleep on this one!
Big Bruiser Dope Boy is the author of FOGHORN LEGHORN (Clash Books, 2019). Sam Pink says about him, "Say hello to the gay Rodney Dangerfield. Say hello to the Boom Doctor. Say hello to your first real boyfriend. Join me in welcoming this new voice. The Big Bruiser Dope Boy. One of the new wolves. May he forever huff and puff."
Ctch Bsnss is the author of GHOST GFs (Electric Cereal, 2015), ABLE TO/ALWAYS WILL (Civil Coping Mechanisms, 2016), and QUICK FIX (2fast2house, 2018).
Nathaniel Kennon Perkins is a friendly bookseller and the author of CACTUS (Trident Press, 2018).
G.G. Roland has some poems you can read here: http://magazine.nytyrant.com/three-poems-11/
Join us for the first ever CO Backyard Film Festival.
We are happy to announce a new low key film festival for local Colorado filmmakers of all levels, the opportunity to create and share with this community.
We know you like to run long, but our attention spans are short. Short sweet efforts of fun. Then do it again. Like a story slam for films.
Our first showing will be Thursday March 7, 2019 and we are looking for about 10 films, seven minutes or shorter. The event will feature films, interviews with filmmakers, food and fun.
We will be taking submissions through February 28, 2019.
Alyssa Pinsker (Moth, How I Learned, New York Stories, Story Collider, etc.) hosts a Moth-style story slam featuring graduates of her Boulder Writing Studio Storytelling 101 Class: Lindsey Sexton, Whitney Riker, Debbie Sipowicz Bill Humphrey, and Catherine Wynne and maybe you? Put your name in the hat to be called to tell a 5-7 minute long story. The theme: "All in." Interpret that as you like. For inspiration on how to tell a story on stage see: https://themoth.org/share-your-story/storytelling-tips-tricks FREE and open to the public.
My students stories are amazing: the victims save the savior in the islands of Tuvalu, finding home in a car and Wall Street, the day the earth shattered, learning the true meaning of work-experience and the power of pizza to open your mind. Your story will be amazing too.
Dr. Peter Jones, our fearless general manager and resident tea expert, has collected tea from several villages on the famous Yiwu mountain in Yunnan, and would like to share them. They are all sheng puerh, a type of pressed, aged tea. Even though it's a single mountain in southern China, Yiwu's many villages produce tea very different flavor profiles.
Big Deal Reading//KLOSS//DUNN//TYLER//LEFTWICH
HILLARY LEFTWICH lives in Denver with her son in The Murder House, a registered historical landmark turned haunted affordable housing. She is the poetry and the prose editor for Heavy Feather Review and runs/hosts At the Inkwell Denver, a monthly reading series. In her day jobs she has worked as a private investigator, maid, repo agent, and pinup model. Her first book is forthcoming from Civil Coping Mechanisms in October. hillaryleftwich.com
STEVEN DUNN is the author of the novels Potted Meant (2016) and water & power (2018), both from Tarpaulin Sky Press. He was born and raised in West Virginia.
ROBERT KLOSS self-published his two most recent books. He is currently writing about murder.
J. A. TYLER is the author of The Zoo, a Going (Dzanc Books, 2015) His fiction has appeared in Diagram, Black Warrior Review, Fairy Tale Review, Fourteen Hills, and New York Tyrant among others. From 2007-2013, he rad Mud Luscious Press. He resides, now, mostly offline.
Static Parade is the reading and performance series from CU Boulder’s Creative Writing MFA Program held at Trident Booksellers and Cafe.
Description from curator/host Leah White:
Were you a willow last night in a dream? You’re about to be, after you experience the firece female power of two wonderful and unique writers, Rachel Cruea and Mackenzie Suess, at Static Parade. They’ll go crazy on you. Heart is everything at this show, literally. I hope you’re up for some fun and some fire, Barracuda.
The Trident Zine is a small publication that highlights the art of the weird and wild community that inhabits Trident Booksellers and Cafe. Edited by our very own Rane Miranda, this second issue features work by Taylor Sumner, Benjamin Rietema, Caroline Walton, Sowa Mrugar, Nathaniel Kennon Perkins, Jethro McClellan, and many others.
Trident Press is pleased to announce the release of The Silence is the Noise, a new novel by Bart Schaneman.
Schaneman will be reading from and signing copies of his book on Saturday, Oct. 13 at 7:00 PM at Trident Booksellers and Cafe (940 Pearl St. Boulder, CO).
Joining him in reading will be Mairead Case (author of See You in the Morning and TENDERNESS) and Court Merrigan (author of Broken Country).
Read an interview with Bart Schaneman about his new book here.
Local muscians live on the patio! Music for your heart and soul
Andrew Kasab is an American fingerstyle guitarist, harp guitarist and singer-songwriter. He is known for combining traditional and contemporary techniques, energetic performances, arrangements of modern works for the guitar and harp guitar and occasionally plays harmonica and ukulele
Oracle Blue is enticingly unequivocal when it comes to genre-branding, marrying musical nostalgia with newfangled soundscapes. Under the banners of Swank-Pop and Alt-Jazz they craft for themselves a realm entirely their own with strong female vocals garnished by multi-instrumentalists in the rhythm and horn sections