To enhance your summer Alt Cab experience — indoors or out — we’ve concocted a menu of specialty cocktails in conjunction with the shows this summer. You can get a drink (and dinner and snacks from Lickety Split) before and during all Alt Cabs and the galleries are open until 7:30.
Saturday, June 26, at 8PM its Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey paired with Razz A Ma Jazz (raspberry vodka and Sprite) to accompany the quartetâ€™s “intensely improvisatory [sound], which embraces Beatles covers, free jazz and just about everything in between.” — Village Voice.
On Saturday, July 10, comedian Dave Hill offers an evening of comedy, storytelling, and louche mischief while the MASS MoCA bar pours Gutbusters (whisky and gin with a lemon twist). The Onion says, â€œâ€œHillâ€™s loose jabs and affable, nice-guy demeanor are what make his gently absurdist comedy so enjoyable.
Strum & Coke (aka rum and coke) will be on tap when The Ukuladies perform on Saturday, July 17. This all-girl quartet demonstrate serious skills on a variety of instruments (stringed and otherwise). They have a thing for cowboy love songs, Ruth Wallis medleys, faves from the â€˜30s and â€˜40s, audience bribes, props, sing-a-longs, and generally sassy stage antics.
On Saturday, August 7, Clare & The Reasons perform an interesting mix of music described by The New York Times as “sweetly intricate chamber-pop … somehow mingled folk-pop, Philip Glass, cabaret oompah and the Beach Boys,” The same adjectives might be used to describe the specialty cocktail available that night at the MASS MoCA bar: 151 Reasons comprising 151 rum, orange juice, 7UP and lemonade.
Reminder: All Alt Cabarets start at 8 PM and are held outside under the Dre Wapenaar Pavilion (weather permitting) or in Club B-10 if rain threatens. Tickets are $12 in advance, $16 day of show, and $10 students. Tickets are available by calling 413 MoCA 111 or visiting massmoca.org. The Alt Cabaret Series is made possible by the Hans & Kate Morris Fund for New Music.