May 4th thru 27th - "A View on Things” Paintings by Ken Marchione


Ken Marchione is the dean of Academic Affairs at Pratt MWP,

May 11th - “One More Time” featuring John Piazza Jr. 


LIVE JAZZ with the triumphant return of Utica’s own John Piazza Jr on trumpet. Performing alongside John will be

  • Mike Dubaniewicz-saxophone 
  • Tom Brigandi-bass 
  • Dave Solazzo-piano 
  • Jimmy Johns-drums

This performance dedicated to the memory of Victor "Vic Circh" Circhirillo, who recently passed away. Vic was an important part of the Utica Jazz family and will be sorely missed.

Victor J. Circhirillo 1929 -2018 (view obituary here)

This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Cuomo and the New York State legislature and administered by CNY Arts.

Other sponsors: Commonwealth Charitable Fund (The Excellent Adventure Fund), Green Onion Pub.

May 22nd - Reggie Watkins Quintet featuring Orrin Evans

"One More Time" with the Reggie Watkins Quintet featuring Orrin Evans

  • Tony Marino, bassist
  • Mike Cortese, drums
  • Mike Dubaniewicz, saxophone
Orrin Evans

May 30th - Ed Sanders: Investigative Poetry & the Spirit of Allen Ginsberg

A talk by poet, historian and composer Ed Sanders

  • Author of Investigative Poetry;
  • Tales of Beatnik Glory;
  • 1968, A History in Verse;
  • The Family (A book about the Charles Manson Group); Thirsting for Peace In A Raging Century (1987),
  • gounder of the satiric folk/rock group The Fugs

@ The Other Side: 2011 Genesee St. • Utica Tickets: $10 or (Next door to Cafe Domenico) $5 for Students

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June 15th -  Night Class for Insomniacs: Book release & reading by Thomas Townsley

Join us for the book release and reading from Thomas Townsley's new book, Night Class for Insomniacs, on Friday, June 15th, at 7:30 pm.  The Other Side will host Townsley, known more throughout the area as a consummate blues musician than as a poet -- undeservedly so, as his writing is full of humor and insight!  Copies of the book Night Class for Insomniacs will be for sale for $15.  Reading free to the public.  Refreshments are provided.  The Other Side of Utica is located at 2011 Genesee St, Utica, NY.  For more information about the reading, email us at, or called 315-327-8366.


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