Every Saturday evening the Center sponsors the Catbird Café, the South Shore’s longest running open mic. The Catbird Café is hosted by Steve Martin and his wife Cathy Donlon. Steve is a well-known musician throughout the region and brings a thematic consistency between the care of wildlife and music. Steve is also the Center’s volunteer coordinator and youth educator. Frequent participants include Ed DeFord, of “The Duke of Uke,” “Stephen and the Snake,” Peter Reilly, Kyle Richards, Frank Ruzzano, John Oliveire, and many others. Participants in the Catbird Café range in age from young elementary school students to octogenarians, from singing families to poets and belly dancers.
Open mic sign-up begins at 4:30 PM until 25 performers have signed up.