The Funky Monkey Cafe & Gallery     

130 Elm Street                                 Hours:
Watch Factory Shoppes                  Mondays 10-4        
Cheshire, CT 06410                        Tu/We/Th 10-8
(203) 439-9161                                Fridays 10-10
                                                        Sat 10 am-10 pm

Welcome to The Funky Monkey, serving up an ever-changing menu 
of hot fresh art, amazing live music, comedy, handcrafted jewelry and 
pottery, storytelling, author nights and more. 

Some of our creative comfort food is vegan, organic, dairy- 
and gluten-free, and some of it is just plain naughty delicious, like jalepeño 
bacon, Godiva Chocolate cheesecake~ or the Funk-O-Potamus.

We offer craft beer & fine wine,  excellent fair trade organic coffee, 
teas galore, 100% fruit smoothies, baked goods and some wicked desserts.
Enjoy some of Connecticut's finest artists as you listen to award-winning CT,
regional and national touring musicians~ as often as we can outside on 
our gorgeous, secluded red-brick courtyard.

You're gonna like it here~
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 Live Music, Art & Comedy
Thursday, 10/16, 7 pm:  'Butterflies' Storytelling~ our version of NPR's The Moth, with true tales told, original poetry and music.  Sign in 6 pm onward to participate.

Friday, 10/17, 7-10 pm:  Strangled Darlings, Indie Folk listen! PLUS! Traveling Broke And Out of Gas, Americana  $10 listen!

Saturday, 10/18, 12-5 pm:  8th Annual Funky Art Walk, Arts Fair with CT artisans: Jewelry, pottery, photography, cards, apparel, accessories AND 'relief' pumpkin carving demos (to get you ready for our carved pumpkin challenge on 10/30.)

Friday, 10/24, 8 pm:  Stand Up Comedy Night! $15/cash only, reservations required, (203) 439-9161

Saturday, 10/25, 2-4 pm:  Live Music for Kids!  Buzz Gordo & Tom Smith Buzz Gordo (aka Gary Mezzi) & Tom Smith play music for kids and their folks in the style of artists like Dan Zanes. Buzz strums guitar and ukulele, while Tom keeps a beat that makes it easy for kids to dance around. They incorporate elements of folk, rockabilly, calypso and other diverse styles, with songs about everything from annoying monkeys, to the pleasures of chewing gum, to an epic rap about Dr. Seuss! Throw in some storytelling (Buzz has been a children’s librarian for years) and lots of movement and participation, and kids from 3-10, and maybe even their older siblings, will have a rockin’ time. $5

Saturday, 10/25, 7 pm:  Davey O, pretense-free Americana, CD Release Party! $10/includes CD.   listen!

Thursday, 10/30, 7 pm:  LIGHT UP MISCHIEF NIGHT! Carved Pumpkin Challenge. $5/entry benefits Cheshire Food Pantry.  With live music by CT Music Award winner, best singer songwriter Daphne Lee Martin listen!  and the amazing Hannah Fair! listen!  $10/music

Thursday, 11/6, 8 pm:  Bella's Bartok as Bellafina Boy's Choir~ An acoustic, personal experience with members of Bella's Bartok playing both original material and old timey tunes for your listening pleasure.  Listen!  $10

Saturday, 11/8, 7 pm:  11 Twelve 13  jazz funk rock fusion   $7

Friday, 11/14, 7 pm:  Sister Speak  listen! PLUS Wilhelm Brothers, folk rock with cello infusion listen!  $15

Thursday, 11/20, 7 pm:  Daniel Amadee  listen!  New Orleans indie folk, with Nate Ginnety $7

Friday, 11/21, 8 pm: Stand Up Comedy Night! $15/cash only, reservations required, (203) 439-9161

Saturday, 11/22, 7 pm: Corinna Rose  listen!  $7