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Welcome to Suga in My Bowl radio‘s weekly feature, On The Bandstand, where we collect upcoming NYC area shows from current and past Suga’ guests. We’re online weekly and used to be on the air on NYC’s WBAI-FM radio every Tuesday night from 10 PM -12 midnight. Keep up with us via Facebook, the blog here, or our main website, or Twitter and we’ll keep track of the schedule for you.

We’re off the air for the time being because WBAI Radio has had its local programming terminated by it’s owner, the Pacifica Foundation, which cited the station’s financial losses as a reason for firing all the staff. You can read more from Gothamist, the Amsterdam News and the Indypendent. For now, I’ll point you to our archives with a decade of shows to stream. I’ll also still be doing weekly online Bandstand updates for the time being and will keep an eye on hits. If there’s interest, I’ll keep compiling listings and we’ll try to get back to event coverage. Thanks for reading and the interest over the years! -Hank

The tireless Vision Fest promoters Arts for Arts’Free Jazz on a Sunday Afternoon” series continues Sundays through December 15. Admission is free (donations accepted) and there will be drawing materials for children and an interactive part of the performance.

The documentary film Decade of Fire airs nationally on PBS affiliate stations on November 4 as part of their Independent Lens program. Check your local station for times.

The documentary film Milford Graves: Full Mantis has a free screening at Lehman College in The Bronx on November 5. Director Jake Meginsky will attend a Q&A session after the screening. See our review of the film here.

Pianist Marc Cary’s Harlem Sessions series continues with a move to weekly late Thursday night sets at Smoke on November 7, 14, and 21.

Guitarist Mary Halvorson is at Firehouse 12 in New Haven with Taylor Ho Bynum’s sextet on November 8.

Tubist Joe Daley is at Terra Blues with Hazmat Modine on November 15.

Drummer Bobby Sanabria is at Newark’s Bethany Baptist Church for Jazz Vespers on November 9.

Vocalist Mavis Staples is at NJPAC with Buddy Guy on November 10.

Drummer Roy Haynes is at The Blue Note from November 11-13.

Saxophonist Kenny Garrett is at The Blue Note from November 14-17.

Vocalist Catherine Russell is at NJPAC singing Nat King Cole’s music on November 15.

Bassist Christian McBride and A Christian McBride Situation are at NJPAC with The Roots on November 16.

Harpist Brandee Younger is at Columbia University’s Miller Theater on November 16.

Poet and multi-instrumentalist Ngoma Hill is at Sister’s Uptown Bookstore in Harlem on November 19 and the third Tuesday of every month for the Fat Tuesdays poetry and music showcase.

Guitarist Bill Frisell is at the Jazz Standard leading a trio, in solo performance, and  with Harmony from November 19-24.

Trumpeter Freddie Hendrix is at Smoke on November 20.

Bassist Mimi Jones hosts the after hours Lab Session at Smalls on November 23.

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl’s radio show’s on hiatus for the moment, but we’ll have another edition of “On the Bandstand” online next Sunday with a fresh set of listings.

Hank Williams is an associate producer for Suga’ in My Bowl on WBAI Radio and webmaster for the Suga’ and Behind the Mic sites. He is also a PhD candidate in English and Africana Studies at the CUNY Graduate Center and teaches at Lehman College. Find him on Twitter @streetgriot