Village Square Café is a casual eatery and neighborhood gathering spot serving fresh, simple fare in a warm & inviting setting. We are located in the lovely Village of Cross Keys in Roland Park.

Read Why We Love What We Do

http://www.villagesquarecafe.com/welcome/

Live Music Every Saturday Night

Live Music Every Saturday Night

Stop by the Village Square Cafe on Saturday evenings from 6-7:30 pm to hear live music. Each week we feature different local musicians.

Upcoming musicians include:

  • Oct. 21: NO MUSIC – CAFE CLOSED IN THE EVENING FOR PRIVATE EVENT
  • Oct. 28: Mark Weinberg (60s & 70s Oldies)
  • Nov. 4: The Powell Younger Project (R&B/Soul/Blues)
  • Nov. 11: Lauren Weiner & Julie Riffle (Folk/Country)
  • Nov. 18: “Vagabond Motel”: Natasha Ramirez, Mike Gehl, Fred Louden (Americana Folk Rock)
  • Nov. 25: Mark Weinberg (60s & 70s Oldies)
  • Dec. 2: Howard Markman & Palookaville (Americana/Acoustic Roots/Rock)
  • Dec. 9: Ariella Joy (Acoustic Singer & Songwriter)
  • Dec. 16: The Dharma Bums (Folk/Rock/Indie/World Beat Blues)
FALL ART EXHIBITION: JOEL COHEN, now through Dec. 10

FALL ART EXHIBITION: JOEL COHEN, now through Dec. 10

VSC’s Fall Art Exhibit features local artist, Joel Cohen. A long time Mount Washington resident, Joel started painting in 2009 and has completed over 300 canvases combining acrylic paint and mixed media to produce abstract interpretations of people, places and things. In addition, at the top of his feel good list, Joel paints renderings of his friends and business associates’ dogs, or as he calls them, “miracles with paws”.
 
Described by others as primitive, satirical, or naive, ask Joel to define what he paints and the word “fun” repeats itself over and over. Joel has had no formal training and if you ask him he’ll tell you he can’t even draw, but looking at his finished paintings contradicts what he says. His use of color, especially bright colors, seem to appear in almost all his work and he has created a style so when an onlooker sees his work it has become identifiable as his alone.
Next Open Mic Night Oct. 26

Next Open Mic Night Oct. 26

VSC hosts “Music Open Mic Nights” on the 2nd & 4th Thursday of every month. Sign ups start at 5:30 pm. Performances run 6-8 pm. Depending upon the number of participants signed up, each performer/group will get approximately 10 minutes; more, if time permits, for a second round.

Acoustic instruments are preferred, but electric guitars and keyboards will be permitted at low volumes. Sound levels must be kept to a reasonable level to respect the cafe’s diners. PA system will be provided by Rick Sambuco.

 

NEW ART EXHIBIT: ILENE GOLD

NEW ART EXHIBIT: ILENE GOLD

This summer’s art exhibit at the cafe features the work of Ilene Gold. Prints of Ilene’s collages and two originals (can you spot them?) will be on exhibit at the cafe through mid-September.

Ilene creates collages using only National Geographic Magazines. Cutting 1,000s of pieces of paper and assembling them into a new image. The collage idea started by recreating famous paintings made entirely from National Geographic Magazines. As this medium evolved, a new collection started with the recreation of Ilene Gold’s award winning photographs, still using only National Geographic Magazines. Look closely to find a hidden phrase or words. She tries to capture a painterly quality with each collage, as if she is almost painting with paper.

Her photography from the US, Europe, and the Middle East has won her awards, and has been published in national magazines. Prints of her collages have sold in New York, Paris, and Maryland, Juried art shows of this work have been exhibited at: Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition Recycle Art Juried Show 5/2016 & Color Show 7/16, Maryland Federation of Art’s 39th Annual Art on Paper Exhibition 2016, Howard County Center for the Arts 2014, 2015 & 2016.

 

Photography Exhibit by Joe Rubino

Photography Exhibit by Joe Rubino

As part of our new quarterly rotating art exhibit, we are fortunate to have a collection of beautiful photographs taken by Joe Rubino. Joe Rubino is a Baltimore videomaker, photographer, and writer. His long-term photographic interests are light and water together and separately as they occur in all their varied forms and environments. The seven photographs now on exhibit at the VSC were shot on his recent trips to Greece, Los Angeles, and Maine.
http://www.joerubinovisuals.net/photography

VSC ART EXHIBITION… Featuring the art of Kelly Walker

VSC ART EXHIBITION… Featuring the art of Kelly Walker

With the encouragement of our dear and talented friend, Kelly Walker, VSC has launched a rotating art exhibition featuring the works of talented local artists. Our first exhibition features seven paintings by Kelly Walker in a series called “Life Code.” This series was inspired by the intersection of Kelly’s creative & business life and the constant bombardment with numbers that comes with the latter. While balancing the two worlds can be overwhelming at times, Kelly has finally surrendered herself to the numbers and the end result is something beautiful! Please stop in to see them. All paintings are available for purchase. Ask our staff for details. For more information about Kelly, visit http://kellywalkerfineart.squarespace.com

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Terry Gourley Student Recital

Terry Gourley Student Recital

Join us for a fun evening on Thursday, June 4, 6-8 pm, when Terry Gourley will hold her annual end-of-year student recital at the VSC. Hear the voices and music of more than a half dozen talented, young Baltimoreans. From beginners to advanced students, it promises to be an entertaining evening.

Terry, who performs regularly at our Café, has been teaching voice and guitar to students of all ages for more than 25 years.

“Original Blend” Performs at VSC

“Original Blend” Performs at VSC

Original Blend, an a cappella group from Towson University, will give a special performance at the Village Square Cafe this Friday, May 1, 6-8 pm. The group is composed of individuals with a passion for singing and sharing music with the community. The strong synergy between group members helps Original Blend to collaboratively arrange creative new spins on popular songs.

Now Offering Gluten-Free Bagels!

Village Square Café is now offering gluten-free bagels from “Sweet Note Bagels” bakery, a Philly-based company founded by young entrepreneur Michelle MacDonald in 2012.

Sweet Note bagels are made with white rice, tapioca, sweet white rice and sorghum flour. Their proprietary recipe produces a dense, chewy bagel with a nice, glossy crust. VSC customers can choose from plain, everything and cinnamon raisin.