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Here's what's coming up at Ula.

Patrick Coman Live

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

We're so proud to bring Patrick Coman to play at Ula!

"Patrick Coman plays the soundtrack for Saturday night sinning and Sunday morning redemption. Merging the bluesy barroom shuffle of his native Oklahoma with the poetic lyricism that pays a debt to the historically rich Cambridge folk scene, Coman has garnered fans in his adopted hometown of Boston and beyond opening for musical heavyweights of all stripes including Del McCoury, John Fullbright, Joan Osborne, and more."

Stop in on August 6th to check him out, and hit up his website,

Open Mic Night - Leo Edition

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 7:30pm to 10:00pm

The lion is the king of the animals, right? And the sun is... well, rather important, too. That's why August's Open Mic Night is dedicated to the Leos of the world, who feel the earth is revolving around them, too. Are you big in Japan? Are you so vain, you think all songs are about you? (Or are you just a teenage dirtbag, like me?) Between the lion and sun symbology, and just the general need for some spotlight, there is a lot to be said to recognize the most attention-starved sign of the Zodiac. Ula certainly loves its Leos; let's spread the fever.

Save room for Open Mic-exclusive treats and drinks, and let the wild rumpus start!

Past Events

Singer-Songwriter Showcase

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Two local singer-songwriters are playing at our little coffeeshop on Thursday, July 24! Both are brilliant performers, so be sure to keep that evening free.

STEPH BARRAK's songs are driven by lyrics and heart, all wrapped up in warm, indie pop sensibilites. Arrive Magazine called her "a breezier Liz Phair," and she credits Freddie Mercury as her biggest inspiration. Learn more and give her a listen at She's also bringing special guest Eva Walsh on fiddle and harmonies, so half of this twofer is a twofer of its own!

LIZ COOK offers indie edge with acoustic folk heart. Her songs are bright and fresh, vivid and moving, delivered with a powerfully resonant voice. Sample her wares at, and swing by her facebook page at

As always, admission is free, and food and drinks will be for sale. This is sure to be an excellent, fun show. Don't miss it!

Open Mic Night - NERDS! Edition

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 7:30pm to 10:00pm

In honor of Embrace Your Geekness Day, we're celebrating all things nerdy. Let's haul out those guilty pleasures and flaunt them with pride! Got a poem about Carl Sagan? Want to share a harrowing story of betrayal in AP Calculus? Know a song that makes you feel like you've got braces and Coke bottle glasses? Or maybe you just want to hum "Close to You" from under your Stormtrooper helmet. Make it so. Everyone's enthusiastic about something uncool. It's time to express it.

As usual, we'll have some Open Mic-exclusive drinks and treats for sale, and while not at all required, nerdy cosplay is ALWAYS encouraged.

Ryan Nevel Live

Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Ryan Nevel doesn't sing; he prefers to let his guitar communicate on its own. After gigging around the Tampa Bay area, he decided to venture north and bring his original compositions (and occasional covers) to Boston. His influences include rock, folk, jazz, country, classical, and pop. Hear all of this and more on Wednesday, July 9th.

Open Mic Night - Great Outdoors Edition

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - 7:30pm to 10:00pm

June is Great Outdoors Month, so that's the theme of our next Open Mic Night! Are you inspired by the purple mountains' majesty, or are you more into skyscrapers and smog? Maybe backpacking across Europe puts you right at home, but then so could Mom's backyard. Whether you're battling aphids in your garden or marvelling at the vastness of the night sky, the Great Outdoors means something different to everyone. Let's hash it out with an acoustic guitar and some Whoopie Pies. It's Summertime; time to sit back and unwind.

Block Party Specials

Sunday, June 15, 2014 - 8:00am to 7:00pm

Get pumped up with some caffeine and carbs before you dance your pants off at the JP Block Party! A large iced Depth Charge plus a muffin or scone for $5.00. That should keep your body movin'. Also, if you come by afterward, show us your Block Party bracelet and get 10% off. (Ula loves any excuse to dance in public.) Have fun!

Open Mic Night - Be a Millionaire Edition

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 7:30pm to 10:00pm

Show us your songs, your poems, your stories, any performance in honor of Be a Millionaire Day. Are you a Have or a Have Not? Do you dream of life in the fast lane or just sittin' by the dock of the bay? Any light you can shed on lottery tickets, the 1%, or bills, bills, bills? We'd love to hear all about it. We'll be serving up Whoopie Pies and our surprise hit of last month's Open Mic, the French Quarter Soda (as well as a wealth of other snacks and treats)! Will this be loads of fun? Bank on it.

Mother's Day Card-Making Workshop

Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm

Show Mom you appreciate her with a handmade card! Bring your kids to Ula for a free craft party and leave with a special gift for Mom. We'll provide the art supplies, you bring the creativity.

Lines On the Line: An Airing Out of Poetry

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm

To celebrate National Poetry Month, we're filling both of our galleries with poetry, hanging clothesline style. Some brilliant (and mostly local) poets have some dirty laundry to air, and we're excited to hang it out for all to see! On the 29th, we're hosting a small reception where people can discuss the pieces with the poets themselves. Did a certain turn of phrase catch your eye? Did you find a particular image touching? Want to mention someone's unmentionables? April 29th is your chance to get up close and personal.

Open Mic Night - Earth Day Edition

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 7:30pm to 10:00pm

Game on! Don't miss the next Open Mic Night, which will boast more folksy, a capella, banjo-pickin', angsty, jubilant, storytelling jazz combos than any other cafe in Jamaica Plain. And as it happens to fall on Earth Day, we do request that all performers either be from this planet, or at least be able to fake it. We'll have our full menu available, as well as Open Mic-exclusive Whoopie Pies and French Quarter Soda!

BARPCV Reception

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 5:15pm to 7:00pm

Boston Area Returned Peace Corps Volunteers will be holding a small reception on Wednesday, April 16th, from 5:15-7pm. Their photo display is currently hanging above our laptop counter, so you can check it out anytime, and then learn more about BARPCV on Wednesday. See you there!