The Eclectic Cafe
Please note our starting time: 7:30pm for the open mike and 8:30pm for the featured performers.

First-timers: Get a free pass for a future show - see details below.

Our next concert is on Saturday February 9, 2019, featuring:

Handler and Levesque

Husband and wife duo, Judy Handler and Mark Levesque have performed over 2,000 concerts together in the United States and Europe. Their sophisticated and expressive arrangements blend classical, Brazilian, Latin American, klezmer, gypsy, jazz, Celtic and folk music influences to create a unique and extraordinary sound. This, matched with their impeccable musicianship, has won them a widespread enthusiastic following.
Handler & Levesque have performed for festivals, arts centers, universities and museums, some of which include Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2018), St. Ethelberga's Centre, London England (2018), The 45 Festival Internacional de Plectro Roja in La Rioja Spain (2016), The Casa Branca do Gramido in Porto Portugal, Eurofest 2014 in Bruchsal Germany, The English Church in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and many others. They are founding members of the New American Mandolin Ensemble that performs contemporary classical music.
Judy Handler, guitar - Judy has given concerts and workshops throughout the United States. Her solo playing spans diverse genres of music including classical, Latin American, Brazilian, and jazz arrangements. She has performed with many prominent guitarists including Charlie Byrd and Oscar Ghiglia. Judy has received numerous awards including an Individual Artist Fellowship from the Greater Hartford Arts Council.
Mark Levesque, guitar & mandolin - Mark started playing guitar at age 10 and soon began working with rock and blues bands. He also became interested in other styles of guitar music including jazz, classical and international. Mark has composed songs and instrumental music, worked with synthesizer orchestration, and learned the art of studio recording.
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Admission is $20 at the door or $17 when purchased in advance.
Advance sales ended at midnight Friday, February 8.
Number of Tickets: 
You can use PayPal or any major credit card.  You do not need a PayPal account.  Note that we do not issue physical tickets.  Please check-in at the ticket table with the name you used to purchase the advance ticket(s).  We regret that we are unable to offer refunds for unused admissions.

A designated local charity will receive a portion of the proceeds from this concert


The Eclectic Café is held on the second Saturday of the month, September through May at:


The Unitarian Universalist Society of South Suffolk
28 Brentwood Road
Bay Shore, NY 11706
For show info: 631-661-1278

Parking is available along Brentwood Road. We ask you to please AVOID parking in the medical offices' parking lots south of the church.

The open mic starts at 7:30pm. Performers wishing to participate should sign up by 7:30. The open mike will last for approximately 50 minutes. The featured artists begin at about 8:30pm.

If this is your first time at the Eclectic Café please mention it at the ticket table. Your paid admission to this show entitles you to a free pass, good for a single free admission to one of the next three Eclectic Cafés.

Refreshments are available.

We would also appreciate a donation of canned or dry food for local charity.

The Eclectic Café is an all-volunteer, not-for-profit organization. Questions or comments about this web page? Email me. For booking inquiries please email here.