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Things to Do in Greenwich Village This Week - May 13-May 20

May 13, 2018 - by CG Directory Editor
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Home to Washington Square Park, the Stonewall Inn, and NYU, Greenwich Village always has a lot going on, which is exactly why this guide for things to do in Greenwich Village this week will come in handy. City Guide has rounded up some of the most entertaining, delicious, and memorable things to do in this scenic neighborhood no matter your budget.

Home Again: Mother's Day Tribute to the Music of Carole King - City Winery
May 13, 2018 - New York

HOME AGAIN leaves no stone unturned, covering the entire repertoire of the multi-award winning singer/songwriter Carole King. Included on the list are songs Carole wrote & recorded on her own as well as songs she wrote that were recorded by other musicians. She made her mark with 'Tapestry' in 1971 but was already a well established songwriter for over a decade starting with her first hit in 1960 "Will You Love Me Tomorrow" recorded by the Shirelles. Other well-known hits from Carole include "Pleasant Valley Sunday" by The Monkees, "Take Good Care of My Baby" by Bobby Vee, "Up on the Roof" by The Drifters & many more old favorites. We will take you on a musical journey spanning decades of amazing music! HOME AGAIN, comprised of professional musicians who have been working together for over 30 years, is dedicated to preserving Carole's legacy. The band includes - Deb De Lucca (Carole): Piano & lead vocals, Keith Droz: Drums & vox, Bobby Sproviero: Bass & vox, Rich Weiner: Acoustic & Electric guitar, John McDonough: keyboards & vox, Stantawn Kendrick: Sax & flute. HOME AGAIN pays tribute to the singer/songwriter while also adding our own musicianship, interpreting her songs ... (read more)

2018 Bang on a Can Marathon at NYU Skirball - NYU Skirball Center
May 13, 2018 - New York

The Bang on a Can Marathon at NYU Skirball is 10 hours of FREE, live music. Featuring Terry Riley; Bang on a Can All-Stars with special guests Eric Berryman, Todd Reynolds, and Gyan Riley; Stephin Merritt (Magnetic Fields) and Sam Davol; Val Jeanty and Ravish Momin; Mazz Swift and Therese Workman; Xenia Rubinos and Marco Buccelli; Contemporaneous; Eliza Bagg; David Friend; ETHEL; FLUX; Maya Beiser and Kate Valk; NYU Contemporary Ensemble/Jonathan Haas; Robert Osborne; So Percussion; Vicky Chow; and more! Full lineup: www.bangonacan.org Free Presented by Bang on a Can http://bangonacan.org info@bangonacan.org 718-852-7755

Celebrate Mother’s Day 2018 at MAMO - MAMO Restaurant
May 13, 2018 - New York

Dine at charming SoHo Italian Provencal Restaurant MAMO this Mother’s Day Sunday. The New York outpost of Mamo Le Michelangelo located in Antibes, France, MAMO NYC will de-light diners looking to dine in sophistication with its regular menu in addition to a special Mother’s Day menu, featuring: Burrata con pomodori, granchio e salsa al basilico (burrata with tomatoes, crab and basil sauce), Gnocchi di patate al tartufo e asparagi (homemade gnocchi with truffle and asparagus), Salmone arrosto con verdure di stagione e pure di piselli (roasted salmon with seasonal vegetables and peas puree) and for desert Tartelletta ai frutti rossi con pistacchi (berry tart with pistachios).

Ms. Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton - Blue Note
Through May 13, 2018 - New York

Ms. Lisa Fischer is stepping into the spotlight at last. After four decades of singing background for icons like the Rolling Stones, Tina Turner, Chaka Khan, and Nine Inch Nails, Lisa is finally offering her own humble, heartfelt song, accompanied by her inventive new band Grand Baton. The breakout success of the Oscar-winning documentary Twenty Feet from Stardom (2013) altered the course of Lisa's musical journey. Featuring clips of Lisa's 1991 Grammy-winning R&B hit "How Can I Ease The Pain" and her legendary duet with Mick Jagger on "Gimme Shelter," and glowing testimonials from famous colleagues like Sting, Patti Austin, and Chris Botti, the film showcased her virtuosity and vulnerability, earned her a second Grammy award, and left audiences eager to see and hear more. "Ms. Fischer has become the unexpected star of Mr. Neville's film," said the New York Times. Lisa set out on tour with no recordings or video to help book and promote shows, headlining first in small clubs then at the Newport and Monterey Jazz Festivals, then at concert halls in major cities. In performance, she draws from an eclectic palette of influences, putting her stamp on Led Zeppelin and Little Willie ... (read more)

The Cafe Wha? House Band - Cafe Wha?
Through May 13, 2018 - New York

We now sell premium drink and food packages for VIP tables! Please contact us on our groups form for options to get the best out of your night at Cafe Wha?! PLEASE NOTE: there will be a $10 cover charge on Wednesdays. The World Famous Cafe Wha? House Band is truly a powerhouse of talent. Featuring a full 9-piece band, this world renowned house band has been in existence in some form or another since 1988. The Cafe Wha? House Band performs the biggest musical hits of the last 50 years every Wednesday through Sunday right here at Cafe Wha? You never know which famous musician might be sitting in with the Cafe Wha? Band any night, and you could be privy to a once-in-a-lifetime, up close and personal performance! Young or old, the Cafe Wha? House Band will surely entertain any music fan all night long. Come on down and hear "The Best Damn Band in New York City!" Show Times and Cover Charges: Doors open and seating starts every night at 8:00pm. For 9:00 pm shows, ALL members of your party must arrive by 8:30 to be guaranteed seating. Your reservation is not guaranteed if you show up after 8:30 pm (even if you come with your entire group). For 11:15 shows we suggest yo... (read more)

The Spring Fling: Chemistry - IRT Theater
Through May 13, 2018 - New York

Back for YEAR EIGHT, the critically acclaimed, award-winning collection of world-premiere plays returns with seven, brand new, commissioned selections! This year, a fresh batch of lauded playwrights riff on the theme of "Chemistry." F*It Club presents as part of IRT Theater's 3B Development Series The Spring Fling: Chemistry Running May 3-13, 2018 Wed-Sat @ 8pm*, Sun 2pm *Special pay-what-you-can performance on Wed May 9 @ 8pm IRT Theater / 154 Christopher St, 3rd Fl / NYC 10014 Tickets $20 and available in advance on Brown Paper Tickets or at the door. https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3052753 WORLD PREMIERE PLAYS by Mario Correa, Jahna Ferron-Smith, Jon Kern, Daniel Joseph McCabe, Mara Nelson-Greenberg, Erica Saleh, & Amy Staats

The Montefalco Consortium & San Carlo Osteria Piemonte Present the Ultimate Pairing: Steak & Sagrantino - San Carlo Osteria Piemonte
Through May 15, 2018 - New York

The Montefalco Consortium & San Carlo Osteria Piemonte Present the Ultimate Pairing: Steak & Sagrantino with Caprai Enjoy a month-long Sagrantino by-the-glass special with this rich red wine’s most ideal pairing: steak. Visit http://www.sancarlonyc.com/ for more details. www.consorziomontefalco.it May 1-15, 2018 San Carlo Osteria Piemonte 90 THOMPSON ST. - NYC Phone: 212.625.1212

Ron Carter Birthday Celebration - Blue Note Jazz Club
Through May 16, 2018 - New York

Ron Carter is among the most original, prolific, and influential bassists in jazz. With more than 2,000 albums to his credit, he has recorded with many of the music's greats: Tommy Flanagan, Gil Evans, Lena Horne, Bill Evans, B.B. King, the Kronos Quartet, Dexter Gordon, Wes Montgomery, and Bobby Timmons. Ron Carter is among the most original, prolific, and influential bassists in jazz. With more than 2,000 albums to his credit, he has recorded with many of the music's greats: Tommy Flanagan, Gil Evans, Lena Horne, Bill Evans, B.B. King, the Kronos Quartet, Dexter Gordon, Wes Montgomery, and Bobby Timmons.

The Moth StorySLAM: Ego - Housing Works - Bookstore Cafe
May 17, 2018 - New York

10 stories, 3 teams of judges, 1 winner.

Tour: Celebrating Spring Ephemerals - High Line
Through May 17, 2018 - West Village

Learn more about the cultural significance, survival strategies, and ecology of spring plants. Guided by a High Line gardener, you'll visit spring favorites and native species, from candy-striped tulips to pearly-petaled native twinleafs.

The Drinkwater Brothers - The Duplex Cabaret Theatre
May 18, 2018 - New York

Identical twin brothers John and Matthew Drinkwater are Theatre Performance majors at Wagner College and have already in their young careers performed with Tony Winners: Liliane Montevecchi, Michele Pawk and Jim Dale! As well as Tony nominees: Karen Akers, Walter Willison, and Robert Cuccioli! Along with many others! They've recently been seen at Feinstein's 54 Below and Birdland. They've come to The Duplex to bring you a night of some of your favorite Pop and Broadway hits! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1w2zWO_2qjPpotEEOgR6uQ? $10 Ticket in Advance & a 2 Drink Minimum in the Cabaret Theatre* $15 Ticket at the Door (plus service fee) & a 2 Drink Minimum in the Cabaret Theatre* *Drinks Must be purchased In the Cabaret Theatre to count towards the Minimum. No One Under 21 Allowed Doors open 30 minutes before show time. There is a 2 Drink Minimum per Person in the Cabaret Theatre

Unstoppable: The Musical - Sheen Center
Through May 18, 2018 - New York

Haven Kids Rock is a music program that was created for at-risk kids in the New York City child welfare and foster care systems. Rock guitarist Jimi K Bones and musician and casting director Nefertiti Jones founded Haven Kids Rock in 2008 to provide children with a creative/enriching/therapeutic outlet. The weekly music program resides within Mott Haven Academy Charter School in the South Bronx and shares a close partnership with The New York Foundling, one of the city's largest and most respected social service agencies. Participation in Haven Kids Rock Music Program presents a unique opportunity for Haven Academy scholars. The students who participate do not typically have regular access to enrichment opportunities outside of the school environment. As an extension of the school day, Haven Kids Rock provides a therapeutic environment by giving scholars a chance for self-expression through music, acting and dance.

The Hook Club - Club Groove NYC
May 19, 2018 - New York

Using engaging musical arrangements and a wide range of instruments and music technology, The Hook Club stretches the boundaries of live music into experiences that delight crowds for hours on end. Made up of some of the top young musicians in NYC, our unique approach to party music creates a sound unlike anything you've heard before. Visit our site www.thehookclub.band to watch our videos, and make sure to come out and dance with us!

Oboe Fusion - The Duplex Cabaret Theatre
May 20, 2018 - New York

Oboe Fusion – performing on oboes, vocals and keyboard, this group has a spontaneous performance style and a musical profile like no other! The band has their own renditions of music by George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Gilbert and Sullivan, a special arrangement of "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy," music from the Golden Age of television, classical works by Beethoven and Mozart, Handel's Water Music and more! They have appeared in New York City at Lincoln Center, at Town Hall, and at the Catch a Rising Star Comedy Club. The individual members of the band have appeared with major orchestras across the country and performed for many Broadway productions. The band features Blair Tindall, author of "Mozart and the Jungle," noted oboe soloist Tom Gallant, and vocalist and English Hornist Marilyn Coyne. $25 Ticket in Advance & a 2 Drink Minimum in the Cabaret Theatre* $30 Ticket at the Door (plus service fee) & a 2 Drink Minimum in the Cabaret Theatre* *Drinks Must be purchased In the Cabaret Theatre to count towards the Minimum.

The Rainmaker - Sheen Center
Through May 20, 2018 - New York

A stage classic by N. Richard Nash from the golden age of American theater, The Rainmaker is the story of a charismatic stranger who arrives in town on a hot summer day, bringing hope to a drought-stricken town as well as a lonely spinster in this deeply romantic fable of love, longing, hope, and fulfillment set in the American West of the 1920's.

The Legendary João Bosco & Band From Brazil - Blue Note Jazz Club
Through May 20, 2018 - New York

Direct from Rio, Brazilian legendary singer, composer, and guitarist João Bosco makes a rare New York City appearance with his band. Early in his career Bosco combined his distinctive guitar style with the sounds of Bossa Nova and American jazz. He teamed up with lyricists Vinicius de Morais and Aldir Blanc and became a star on the Brazilian music scene when his songs were recorded by Elis Regina and others. Bosco has since recorded more than 30 albums and performed at all the major venues around the world.

The Lost Warhols: Bringing Andy Home - 178 6th Avenue
Through May 22, 2018 - New York

Exhibit: The Lost Warhols, a one-of-a-kind art exhibition based on images of Andy Warhol, is a collection of 66 unique works. The exhibit features Karen Bystedt's original photographs of Andy Warhol taken in 1983, as well as a series of collaborative mixed media works by critically acclaimed and emerging street artists such as Peter Tunney, Speedy Graphito, Gregory Siff, Bradley Theodore, and The Producer BDB. This marks the first time all 66 works will be exhibited as an ensemble. The eclectic pieces are all for sale to benefit God's Love We Deliver, the metropolitan area's leading provider of medically-tailored, nutritious meals for people who are too sick to shop or cook for themselves. The organization prepares and delivers 7,000 meals daily to those in need in New York City. For more information: thelostwarhols.com. The exhibit is open from 11AM-6PM every day except Sunday.

The Montefalco Consortium & Il Buco Restaurant Present the Ultimate Pairing: Steak & Sagrantino - Il Buco
Through May 31, 2018 - New York

The Montefalco Consortium & Il Buco Restaurant Present the Ultimate Pairing: Steak & Sagrantino with Antonelli and Scacciadiavoli Enjoy a month-long Sagrantino by-the-glass special with this rich red wine’s most ideal pairing: steak. Visit ilbuco.com for more details. www.consorziomontefalco.it May 1-31, 2018 Il Buco Restaurant 47 Bond St, New York, NY 10012

The Montefalco Consortium & Il Buco Alimentari e Vineria Present the Ultimate Pairing: Steak & Sagrantino - Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria
Through May 31, 2018 - New York

The Montefalco Consortium & Il Buco Alimentari e Vineria Present the Ultimate Pairing: Steak & Sagrantino with Arnaldo Caprai and Perticaia Enjoy a month-long Sagrantino by-the-glass special with this rich red wine’s most ideal pairing: steak. Visit ilbucovineria.com for more details. www.consorziomontefalco.it May 1-31, 2018 Il Buco Alimentari e Vineria 53 Great Jones St, New York, NY 10012

The Montefalco Consortium & Osteria Morini Present the Ultimate Pairing: Steak & Sagrantino - Osteria Morini
Through May 31, 2018 - New York

The Montefalco Consortium & Osteria Morini Present the Ultimate Pairing: Steak & Sagrantino with Antonelli Enjoy a month-long Sagrantino by-the-glass special with this rich red wine’s most ideal pairing: steak. Visit www.osteriamorini.com/soho-nyc/for more details. www.consorziomontefalco.it May 1-31, 2018 Osteria Morini 218 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10012 212.965.8777

The Divine Joke - Anita Rogers Gallery
Through June 02, 2018 - New York

Storytime and Singalong for Kids - Housing Works - Bookstore Cafe
Through June 06, 2018 - New York

Join Ingrid Running for reading, singing, and dancing appropriate for kids 3 and under and their caretakers. $5 per family at the door.

Natalya Nova: Dreamland - Leica Store New York SoHo
Through June 10, 2018 - New York

Leica Store New York SoHo is pleased to present Natalya Nova's Dreamland exhibit, self-portraits. Don't miss this fabulous show and what is destined to be an unforgettable event. The show runs from April 5 to June 10, 2018.

City Mother Earth Kimberley Exhibition - Anthony Horth Gallery
Through June 15, 2018 - New York

Anthony Horth's work spans the last thirty years and three continents. He is widely regarded as one of Australia's most successful fashion and landscape photographer exports. His fashion photographs have been published internationally in magazines British, Italian and Australian Vogue, French, Italian, German Elle and Mademoiselle. Throughout his career, Anthony's clients have included Armani, Versace, Gucci, Prada, Fendi, Max Mara, Halston, Dior, Bloomingdales, Lord and Taylor, Stage Stores, Talbots and Jones of New York. Today Anthony's 35-year practice as a photographer is at its pinnacle attracting the world's biggest assignments.

Symphonie Fantastique - HERE
Through June 17, 2018 - New York

Twenty years ago in 1998, Basil Twist debuted his boundary-breaking response to Berlioz's 1830 "Symphonie Fantastique" to universal acclaim, inaugurating HERE's intimate Dorothy B. Williams Theatre. In the two decades since Symphonie Fantastique's premiere, Basil Twist has become an internationally recognized artist in opera, ballet, and on Broadway, and has won countless awards including the illustrious MacArthur Fellowship. Twist will revisit his legendary masterpiece as part of HERE's 25th Anniversary Season. In this revival, accompanied live by the virtuosic pianist Christopher O'Riley playing the exquisite Liszt transcription, Symphonie floats and swirls in a 1,000-gallon water tank neatly disguised as a puppet stage. For the many who never saw it, and for those who relish seeing it again and again, the return of this tour de force to HERE is the event of the season.

Terry Winters Forces and Fictions - The Drawing Center
Through July 29, 2018 - Soho

A leading figure in the art world for four decades, Terry Winters became well known in the 1980s for his materially-conscious drawings and paintings. Representing the patterns and schema that undergird physical and intellectual life—French philosopher Gilles Deleuze is cited as an important reference—Winters's drawings of grids, networks, and knots illustrate complex encounters between biological drives, technological systems, and mental processes. The Drawing Center's Main Gallery will present an overview of Winters's drawings from 1980 to the present including full cycles of drawings, such as File Drawings (2009), as well as a selection of large-scale works on paper that foreground the overarching theme of Winters's practice: the desire to make sense, however fictively, of the manner in which the visible world is constructed and received. Rather than offering a comprehensive drawing retrospective, the show will be organized with an eye to morphological relationships so that, as viewers move through the gallery, they will recall and ideally return to earlier related images.

Hipkiss Bulwark - The Drawing Center
Through July 29, 2018 - Soho

Praised for their meticulously-detailed panoramic landscapes, Anglo-French artists Alpha and Chris Mason, known collectively as Hipkiss, have been collaborating for three decades on intricate drawings that interweave dystopian narratives with a personal lexicon of symbolic forms. Past works by Hipkiss chronicle fictional histories of warring clans, urban crusades, and quasi-apocalyptical societies. For Bulwark, the artists' first solo museum show in New York, Hipkiss will present the most recent cycle of drawings in their series The Towers (2015–ongoing). The drawings pull from the myriad allegorical significance of towers as symbols for transcendence, irrational ambition, and piety.

Susan York Foundation - The Drawing Center
Through October 18, 2018 - Soho

For the second long-term installation presented in The Drawing Center's Lab Corridor, Santa Fe-based artist Susan York will create a site-specific installation that references the internal structure of the museum's 35 Wooster Street building. Using graphite as a sculptural rather than a two-dimensional medium, York will create replicas of parts of the museum's foundation: eroded concrete piers that protrude above the museum's ground floor. York's long-term installation will initiate an expanded field of activity at The Drawing Center, pointing to new opportunities for exploring drawing as an interactive and socially-minded practice. Additionally, by bringing attention to The Drawing Center's building, York's installation will generate opportunities for discussion about the importance of museums continuing as public spaces with permanent, physical presence

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