DORN SPACE

 and Related Activities

2018 Live Events at DORN SPACE 
(99 N. Main St., Gloversville, NY)


Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018 (2 pm - 5 pm) - Dorn Space Talent Search.  We're looking for local talent to perform in future Dorn Space events.  Come in and show us what you got.  Performers of all kinds welcome (musicians, comedians, poets, play-writes, storytellers, magicians, etc...).  Must be 18 years-old or accompanied by a legal guardian and be able to perform acts safely on an 8' x 8' stage.  Original material preferred. Admission and tryouts are FREE.  

Friday, Oct. 26, 2018 (8 pm) - Keanen Stark with Northern BornePerforming in the spirit of Woody Guthrie (among others), multi-instrumentalist, fresh-faced folk singer, Keanen Stark will be in concert along with creative folk duo, Northern Borne (opening). $7 (cash/door only).

Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018 (2 pm - 5 pm) - Dorn Space Talent Search.  We're looking for local talent to perform in future Dorn Space events.  Come in and show us what you got.  Performers of all kinds welcome (musicians, comedians, poets, play-writes, storytellers, magicians, etc...).  Must be 18 years-old or accompanied by a legal guardian and be able to perform acts safely on an 8' x 8' stage.   Original material preferred. Admission and tryouts are FREE.  

Friday, Nov. 2, 2018 (8 pm) - Ed Smyth's Geek Comedy Hour.  Calling all geeks, calling all geeks.  Clear your schedule, clear all of your schedules for Ed Smyth and his bully-prone cast of comedic characters.  The big man from Little Falls, Mike Cecconi will be opening. $10 (cash/door only).

Friday, Nov. 9, 2018 (7 pm) - Wide World of Writers Week presents, "Poetry and Prose Open Mic."  Wide World of Writers Week officially opens with a wide open poetry and prose open mic.  Sign up (beginning at 6:30 pm) to take your (5 minute) turn on stage.  And, at the conclusion of the event, the first ever "Dorn Space Poet Laureate" will be chosen from among the evening's participants.  $5 (cash/door only).


Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018 (8 pm) - Wide World of Writers Week presents, "My Life in the FBI."  Recently retired (April 2018) FBI Agent, Daniel Kelly provides an inside perspective on the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Audience questions and discussion encouraged.  $10 (cash/door only).

Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018 (5 pm) - Wide World of Writers Week presents, "King of the Cryptogram" Contest.  Test your skill in an all-out battle of the brain to be the first to solve the monster, mega-cryptogram.  Open to all.  Arrive early to prepare for a truly pre-historic game of words.  Admission and Entry are Free.

Monday, Nov. 12, 2018 (8 pm) - Wide World of Writers Week presents, "Defender of Poetic Justice."  Orange County Poet Laureate, Robert Milby, fires up some symbolism and metaphors in the tradition of poets past and present.  $10 (cash/door only).

Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018 (8 pm) - Wide World of Writers Week presents, "18th President of the United States."  Steve Trimm presents/portrays real-life superhero and national treasure, Ulysses S. Grant, whose final battle and ultimately his death, took place in a modest cottage in Saratoga County.  $10 (cash/door only).

Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018 (8 pm) - Wide World of Writers Week presents, "We All."  This video version of Brian Dorn's experimental, spoken word, multi-faceted, stage production will be presented in its entirety including a live presentation at intermission. $10 (cash/door only).

Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018 (8 pm) - Wide World of Writers Week presents, "Light vs The Darkness."  Once an inmate on the wrong side of the law, Joshua RA Dundas, also known as "Sin" emerged on his 25th birthday after serving an 8 year sentence with an extraordinary story.  A story of love, desire, lust, temptation and how he overcame the demonic darkness that threatened to consume him.  $10 (cash/door only).

Friday, Nov. 16, 2018 (8 pm) - Wide World of Writers Week presents, "Backwoods Betty."  Enjoy an evening of poetry and prose with Cozy Acres farm girl (and independent publisher), Betty Zerbst (aka, the Rhyme Weaver).  $10 (cash/door only).

Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018 (8 pm) - Wide World of Writers Week presents, "Housewife Tuesday."  The irrepressible Mary Panza on stage in a one-woman show featuring material from her popular blog series (Housewife Tuesday).  $10 (cash/door only).

Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018 (2 pm) - Wide World of Writers Week presents, "Poetry and Prose Open Mic Finale."  Wide World of Writers Week officially ends in the exact manner that it began - with a wide open poetry and prose open mic.  Sign up (beginning at 1:30 pm) to take your (5 minute) turn on stage.  $5 (cash/door only).

Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018 (2 pm) - Gloversville's Gospel Salvation Open Mic.  This is your opportunity to go public in your faith and get up (on stage) and give God the glory.  You've got 5 minutes to speak, preach, read scripture (or a poem), sing a song, pray, give a testimony, tell a story etc...  Admission is Free (cash donations accepted).  

Friday, Nov. 30, 2018 (8 pm) - The Doghouse Carpenters.  Go back to the future at Dorn Space with the Americana roots trio (old-timey string band), The Doghouse Carpenters featuring Bill Ackerbauer, Bill Healy and Bob Zink.  $7 (cash/door only).

Friday, Dec. 7, 2018 (8 pm) - Ed Smyth's Geek Comedy Hour.  Calling all geeks, calling all geeks.  Clear your schedule, clear all of your schedules for Ed Smyth and his bully-prone cast of comedic characters.  $10 (cash/door only).

Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018 (3 pm) - Kids' Free-Book-Fun-Day.  Books make good gifts.  So in keeping with the season, stop in at Dorn Space between 3 pm and 5 pm to receive our gift to you.  And, even better, you'll get to choose the book you want!  Free Event.

Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018 (7 pm) - The Dorn Space Awards.  If you've participated in a show, open mic, paint job, building repair or any associated Dorn Space activity, you might be nominated for a "DORNSTAR" award (and yes, we do know what Dorn Star rhymes with so get your mind out of the gutter and get yourself ready for some good, semi-clean fun).  $10 (cash/door only) *nominees get in free.