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Things to Do in Greenwich Village This Week - October 15-October 22

October 15, 2017 - 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.

Big City Fishing - Hudson River Park - Pier 25
October 15, 2017 - Tribeca

Adults and kids aged 5+ learn how to fish while engaging with trained environmental educators about river science topics. We provide the rods, reels and instruction.

Symphonics Live - Bowery Poetry Club
October 15, 2017 - New York

Symphonics Live is the multidisciplinary evening produced and hosted by Shawn "Mr. Symphonics Live" Randall. Symphonics Live is an evening that showcases the finest poets and singer/songwriters in NY. Along with elements of dance and improvisation, Symphonics Live promotes Generosity, Love, and Creativity through the continual exploration of humanity through performing and visual arts. Symphonics Live has performed for crowds of people at the the legendary Blue Note Jazz Club, Highline Ballroom, Joe's Pub, Zipper Factory Theater, and the Bowery Poetry Club in New York.

Brazilian Jazz, Jobim & Bossa Nova - Club Groove NYC
October 15, 2017 - New York

Vocalist Julie Eigenberg and guitar hero Manny Moreira join forces to pay tribute to Brazilian jazz legend Tom Jobim, the Grammy-winning king of bossa nova and composer of enduring hits, including the international smash "The Girl From Ipanema." A Juilliard-trained composer, arranger and singer, Moriera was part of the musical ensemble for the Grammy and Tony-winning musical In the Heights, among many other Broadway and off-Broadway shows. Eigenberg is an accomplished jazz singer and composer who's equally entrancing whether performing American or Latin-flavored classics. Along with performing Jobim'sbossa nova tunes. She has been a featured vocalist in the finest Entertainment Company Bands, New York City Swing & the Empire Orchestra. Stacia has sung backgrounds for Sybil, Will Calhoun, Cyrus Chestnut, Alex Bugnon, the Popular NYC dance Band "Booga Sugar", and Jamaica All-stars lead singer Tonni Smith. She is a graduate of Music & Art High School & Berklee College of Music respectively with honors. Her long awaited debut Album "Keep It Movin" is doing well in the UK and sure to become an international Christian Inspirational & Urban Gospel favorite.

Brazilian Jazz, Jobim & Bossa Nova - Club Groove NYC
October 15, 2017 - New York

Vocalist Julie Eigenberg and guitar hero Manny Moreira join forces to pay tribute to Brazilian jazz legend Tom Jobim, the Grammy-winning king of bossa nova and composer of enduring hits, including the international smash "The Girl From Ipanema." A Juilliard-trained composer, arranger and singer, Moriera was part of the musical ensemble for the Grammy and Tony-winning musical In the Heights, among many other Broadway and off-Broadway shows. Eigenberg is an accomplished jazz singer and composer who's equally entrancing whether performing American or Latin-flavored classics. Along with performing Jobim'sbossa nova tunes. She has been a featured vocalist in the finest Entertainment Company Bands, New York City Swing & the Empire Orchestra. Stacia has sung backgrounds for Sybil, Will Calhoun, Cyrus Chestnut, Alex Bugnon, the Popular NYC dance Band "Booga Sugar", and Jamaica All-stars lead singer Tonni Smith. She is a graduate of Music & Art High School & Berklee College of Music respectively with honors. Her long awaited debut Album "Keep It Movin" is doing well in the UK and sure to become an international Christian Inspirational & Urban Gospel favorite.

New Brazilian Perspectives: Flavio Silva Quartet - Cornelia Street Cafe
October 15, 2017 - New York

Flávio Silva is a musician who is part of a new generation of Brazilian composers and instrumentalists that have been breaking through the musical scene in different places, such as Brazil, The Netherlands and most recently, New York. Having shared the stage with names like Victor Wooten, Munir Hossn, Ettiene Mbappe, Arismar do Espirito Santo, Kendrick Scott, among others, Flavio brings a fusion of Brazilian and African Rhythms to jazz with his music, with strong grooves and beautiful melodies.

Next Stop Broadway Presents Tba - The Duplex Cabaret Theatre
October 15, 2017 - New York

NEXT STOP BROADWAY presents: Anything Can Happens Directed by Linda Ray Musical Direction by Darius Frowner Featuring TBA

Hungry Like the Wolk - Amy Wolk - The Duplex Cabaret Theatre
October 15, 2017 - New York

Amy Wolk is back at the Duplex with her first new show in 5 years. She has won 3 MAC Awards and a Bistro Award, and her shows run the gamut from standards to contemporary pop, plus an occasional original song. Also, sometimes she is funny. Musical direction is by Steven Ray Watkins.

La Ti Do Cabaret - The Duplex Cabaret Theatre
October 15, 2017 - New York

Curated and hosted by Don Michael Mendoza and Regie Cabico, La-Ti-Do made its debut to a full house in Washington, DC on January 23, 2012 at The Black Fox Lounge in Dupont Circle. Since then, La-Ti-Do became DC's premiere musical theatre cabaret and spoken word series to serve the artistic community on a weekly basis. On June 9, 2013, the show then opened a touring chapter in New York City and continues to do so on a select basis and made a special appearance at Feinstein's/54 Below. In 2016, La-Ti-Do became a program of a parent company: Winter's Lane Productions under the direction of Founder/Artistic Director Anya Randall Nebel. Past musical performers range from Broadway veterans, Helen Hayes Award honorees to internationally recognized spoken word artists. Some notable alumni include Apollo Link, Jose Llana, Nova Y. Payton, Nicholas Rodriguez, Dorea Schmidt, Emily Zickler, Sonya Renee Taylor, Adele Hampton, Vijai Nathan, Sophia Walker, along with the national touring casts of The Sound of Music and The King and I.

Vinyl Hour at Arlo SoHo - Arlo SoHo
October 15, 2017 - New York

Whether you’re a music guru or you can’t tell the difference between Madonna and Prince, come join us in sifting through our massive collection of vinyl records every Sunday in The Library. Sit back and listen or take a turn as DJ by switching up the records on our turntable. Enjoy complimentary rosé while we take you back in time, reminding you of that time you made out with your high school crush in your mom’s minivan…or maybe you don’t want to remember that. Regardless, our collection appeals to everyone.

MC: Cipha Sounds from Rocnation - Comedy Cellar
October 15, 2017 - New York

MC for this show: Cipha Sounds from Rocnation, Hot 97 Morning Show, Chappelle Show, Vh-1, MTV. Phil Hanley from Comedy Central Half Hour Special, The Late Show with Seth Meyers, The Pete Holmes on TBS, John Oliver's New York Stand Up Show, Canadian. Lynne Koplitz from Hour Special on Netflix, from Joan & Melissa Rivers' Reality Show: "Joan Knows Best?", the Ifc Channel "Z Rock", the host of Wb's "Life & Style", and the host of "Change of Heart". Michael Somerville, 4 Letterman appearances, Siriusxm Album of The Year. Chris Distefano from The David Letterman Show, MTV, CDCBS. Mo Amer from Touring with Dave Chappelle, Sold out Shows in 30 Countries, BBC, CBS, NBC, Rolling Stone.

Carmen Lynch: Lynched - The Fat Black Pussycat
October 15, 2017 - New York

MC for this show: Carmen Lynch from The David Letterman Show, Comedy Central.

MC: William Stephenson from 'Louie' and 'The Chris Rock Show'. - Comedy Cellar
October 15, 2017 - New York

MC for this show: William Stephenson from "Louie" and "The Chris Rock Show". Vic Henley from Comedy Central, Bruno. Mark Normand from "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert", Hour Special on Comedy Central, four appearances on the Conan O'Brien Show, @Midnight, Tru-Tv, Last Comic Standing. Michael Somerville, 4 Letterman appearances, Siriusxm Album of the Year. Adrienne Iapalucci from The Late Show with David Letterman, from The Artie Lange Show, Last Comic Standing. Greer Barnes from HBO's "Crashing", the "Dave Chappelle Show", "Tough Crowd", "For Love of The Game", and "The David Letterman Show".

MC: Jared Freid from Comedy Central - The Village Underground
October 15, 2017 - New York

MC for this show: Jared Freid from Comedy Central. Anthony Devito from CBS Late Show W/Stephen Colbert, Comedy Central Adam Devine's House Party, This American Life. Rachel Feinstein from the movie "Trainwreck", guest co-host "The View", Comedy Central Half Hour Special. Chris Distefano from The David Letterman Show, MTV, CDCBS. Judah Friedlander from NBC's Emmy Winner "30 Rock", the movies "Showtime", from "Meet The Parents". Michael Somerville, 4 Letterman appearances, Siriusxm Album of the Year. Greer Barnes from HBO's "Crashing", the "Dave Chappelle Show", "Tough Crowd", "For Love of The Game", and "The David Letterman Show".

Comedians from the Seth Myers Show with Ryan Reiss - The Fat Black Pussycat
October 15, 2017 - New York

MC for this show: Ryan Reiss from Late Night with Seth Meyers, warm up comedian and contributing monologue/segment writer, FX comedy correspondent, MTV's Jimmy Fallon & Drew Barrymore's Spring Break Face Off. Nimesh Patel, the writer: SNL, Oscars, Comedy Central "Comic To Watch". Josh Gondelman, as seen on Conan and @Midnight, Twice Emmy Winning Writer for Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.

MC: Tom Van Horn from 'Last Comic Standing'. - Comedy Cellar
October 15, 2017 - New York

MC for this show: Tom Van Horn from "Last Comic Standing", FOX's "Red Eye", E! Phil Hanley from Comedy Central Half Hour Special, The Late Show with Seth Meyers, The Pete Holmes on TBS, John Oliver's New York Stand Up Show. Adrienne Iapalucci from The Late Show with David Letterman, from The Artie Lange Show, Last Comic Standing. Joe List from NBC's "Last Comic Standing". Judah Friedlander from NBC's Emmy Winner "30 Rock", the movies "Showtime", from "Meet The Parents". Mo Amer from Touring with Dave Chappelle, Sold out Shows in 30 Countries, BBC, CBS, NBC, Rolling Stone.

MC: Ryan Reiss from Late Night With Seth Meyers - The Village Underground
October 15, 2017 - New York

MC for this show: Ryan Reiss from Late Night with Seth Meyers, warm up comedian and contributing monologue/segment writer, FX comedy correspondent, MTV's Jimmy Fallon & Drew Barrymore's Spring Break Face Off. Alingon Mitra from "Conan", The Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central's "Adam Devines's House Party. Judah Friedlander from NBC's Emmy Winner "30 Rock", the movies "Showtime", from "Meet The Parents". Phil Hanley from Comedy Central Half Hour Special, The Late Show with Seth Meyers, The Pete Holmes on TBS, John Oliver's New York Stand Up Show. Rachel Feinstein from the movie "Trainwreck", guest co-host "The View", Comedy Central Half Hour Special. Mo Amer from Touring with Dave Chappelle, Sold out Shows in 30 Countries, BBC, CBS, NBC, Rolling Stone. Sam Morril from "Conan", Comedy Central's "Half Hour Special", "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert"

MC: Wil Sylvince, The Founder & Producer Of NBC's Short Cuts Festival - Comedy Cellar
October 15, 2017 - New York

MC for this show: Wil Sylvince, the founder & producer of NBC's Short Cuts Festival, Comedy Central's "Stand Up Revelation", Showtime's "The Big Black Comedy Show", Damon Wayens: The Underground, and writer on The Chappelle Show. David Angelo from The Daily Show, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, 2011 Emmy Nominee, 2017 White House Correspondent Dinner. Sean Donnelly from The David Letterman Show, Conan O'Brien, Comedy Central Half Hour Special. Joyelle Nicole Johnson from Wyatt Cenac's "Night Train". Brian Scott Mcfadden from The David Letterman Show and Comedy Central. Mo Amer from Touring with Dave Chappelle, Sold out Shows in 30 Countries, BBC, CBS, NBC, Rolling Stone. Ari Shaffir from Netflix.

Shell-Ebrate Oysters - Hudson River Park Pier 45 and 46
Through October 15, 2017 - New York

NEW EXTENDED SEASON! Oysters filter water, engineer reef habitat, and stabilize shorelines. Work alongside Park staff to restore oysters and learn how these bivalves benefit the health of the River. No Program June 25 & September 17

Eddie Palmieri 80th Birthday Celebration - Blue Note
Through October 15, 2017 - New York

Known as one of the finest pianists of the past 50 years, Eddie Palmieri is a bandleader, arranger and composer of salsa and Latin jazz. His playing skillfully fuses the rhythm of his Puerto Rican heritage with the complexity of his jazz influences: Thelonious Monk, Herbie Hancock, and McCoy Tyner, as well as his older brother Charlie Palmieri. Palmieri's parents emigrated from Ponce, Puerto Rico to New York City in 1926. Born in Spanish Harlem and raised in the Bronx, Palmieri learned to play the piano at an early age, and at 13, he joined his uncle's orchestra, playing timbales. Palmieri's professional career as a pianist took off with various bands in the early 1950s, including Eddie Forrester's, Johnny Segui's, and the popular Tito Rodriguez Orchestra. In 1961, Palmieri formed his own band, La Perfecta, which featured an unconventional front line of trombones rather than the trumpets customary in Latin orchestras. This created an innovative sound that mixed American jazz into Afro-Caribbean rhythms, surprising critics and fans alike. Palmieri disbanded La Perfecta in 1968 to pursue different musical endeavors, though he would return to the band's music in the 2000s. ... (read more)

The Freedom Theatre: the Siege - NYU Skirball
Through October 15, 2017 - New York

The Siege is a passionate retelling of the story of the 2002 siege of Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity, during the height of the second intifada. Drawn from interviews with survivors, it is told from the point of view of some of the armed Palestinian fighters who found refuge in the church. Along with 200 civilians, they were given sanctuary by the church's resident priests and nuns and spent 39 days there with dwindling food, water and medical supplies. While the world watched, the fighters grappled with survival, ideology, and the decision to continue the struggle to the end, or surrender. The Freedom Theatre, based in the West Bank refugee camp of Jenin, is dedicated to using culture and art as catalysts for social change. Through workshops, classes and professional theater productions, the company helps Palestinian adults, youth and women develop tools to deal with the hardships of daily life under occupation.

Billy Bragg (Late Show) - City Winery
October 16, 2017 - New York

Fresh from touring the world with Joe Henry and galvanized by 'events', not least the worrying rise of popularism, Billy Bragg is dealing with it in the best way he knows how, by strapping on his electric guitar and heading out on tour across the US in October, under the title 'Bridges Not Walls'. Billy, in one-man Clash mode, will perform songs from his 30+ year career, some pertinent covers by his heroes and mentors and some freshly minted songs about the state of the world. Billy Bragg has been a fearless recording artist, tireless live performer and peerless political campaigner for over 30 years. Among the former Saturday boy's albums are his punk-charged debut Life's a Riot With Spy Vs Spy, the more love-infused Workers Playtime, pop classic Don't Try This At Home, the Queen's Golden Jubilee-timed treatise on national identity England, Half-English, and his stripped-down tenth, Tooth & Nail, his most successful since the early 90s. The intervening three decades have been marked by a number one hit single, having a street named after him, being the subject of a South Bank Show, appearing onstage at Wembley Stadium, curating Left Field at Glastonbury, sharing spotted dick w... (read more)

Billy Bragg (Early Show) - City Winery
October 16, 2017 - New York

Fresh from touring the world with Joe Henry and galvanized by 'events', not least the worrying rise of popularism, Billy Bragg is dealing with it in the best way he knows how, by strapping on his electric guitar and heading out on tour across the US in October, under the title 'Bridges Not Walls'. Billy, in one-man Clash mode, will perform songs from his 30+ year career, some pertinent covers by his heroes and mentors and some freshly minted songs about the state of the world. Billy Bragg has been a fearless recording artist, tireless live performer and peerless political campaigner for over 30 years. Among the former Saturday boy's albums are his punk-charged debut Life's a Riot With Spy Vs Spy, the more love-infused Workers Playtime, pop classic Don't Try This At Home, the Queen's Golden Jubilee-timed treatise on national identity England, Half-English, and his stripped-down tenth, Tooth & Nail, his most successful since the early 90s. The intervening three decades have been marked by a number one hit single, having a street named after him, being the subject of a South Bank Show, appearing onstage at Wembley Stadium, curating Left Field at Glastonbury, sharing spotted dick w... (read more)

Stanley Jordan - Album Release Celebration - Blue Note
October 16, 2017 - New York

In a career that took flight in 1985 with commercial and critical acclaim, guitar virtuoso Stanley Jordan has consistently displayed a chameleonic musical persona of openness, imagination, versatility and maverick daring. Be it bold reinventions of classical masterpieces or soulful explorations through pop-rock hits, to blazing straight ahead jazz forays and ultramodern improvisational works—solo or with a group—Jordan can always be counted on to take listeners on breathless journeys into the unexpected. His mastery of a special technique on the guitar's fretboard was key to Jordan's fast-track acclaim. Instead of conventional strumming and picking, Jordan's innovative "touch technique" is an advanced form of two-handed tapping. While a handful of other players were using similar techniques, Stanley's fluid, multi-layered textures and sheer virtuosity raised the bar for excellence. But his technique, though impressive, is always a means to a musical end. His music is imbued with a warmth and sensitivity that has captured the imagination of listeners worldwide. A classically trained pianist before playing guitar, Jordan wanted greater freedom in voicing chords on his guitar... (read more)

The Music of Sade, Anita Baker, Regina Belle Feat. Stacia Hobdy - Club Groove NYC
October 16, 2017 - New York

STACIA (pronounced Stay-Sha) is a unique Songwriter /vocalist that can sing just about any style of music convincingly. Stacia is no stranger to live performances and prefers it to taped appearances. Stacia has been performing in a variety of music genres & venues throughout the east coast. She leads her own jazz trio & R& B/Funk quartet, a cabaret revue, and hosts open mikes in the tri-state New York areas with her band "Free". This songstress has been a lead vocalist in the local Jazz and Soul group "Jazz Plus", the funk rock band "The Drive", Funk and R&B bands "The Jam Syndicate" & "The BG Experience" She has been a featured vocalist in the finest Entertainment Company Bands, New York City Swing & the Empire Orchestra. Stacia has sung backgrounds for Sybil, Will Calhoun, Cyrus Chestnut, Alex Bugnon, the Popular NYC dance Band "Booga Sugar", and Jamaica All-stars lead singer Tonni Smith. She is a graduate of Music & Art High School & Berklee College of Music respectively with honors. Her long awaited debut Album "Keep It Movin" is doing well in the UK and sure to become an international Christian Inspirational & Urban Gospel favorite.

Camille - (Le) Poisson Rouge
October 16, 2017 - New York

The internationally celebrated artist, award winning French singer and composer Camille releases 'OUI?', her fifth studio album and first for Nonesuch Records, in the United States on October 13, 2017. Recorded over a year in La Chartreuse, a 14th century monastery-turned-artist's residence in Avignon, France 'OUI?' is a cornucopia thrumming with folk, hymns, ballads, pop, lullabies and breathtaking a cappella. "The story of the album is like this, moving from the arcane drums" - percussion is used throughout as the bedrock - "to the treble and harmonics and light in my voice." An instrument of exhilarating range and phenomenal power, Camille's voice provides all the vocal parts on 'OUI?'. "All the voices are telling a story," she says, "and I am all the voices. Co-produced by Camille with two of her longtime collaborators, composer and multi-instrumentalist Clement Ducol and sound and mixing engineer Maxime Leguil, and featuring the versatile Moog analogue synthesiser, 'OUI?' is a work with a pulse. "It really resonates," says Camille, "On some songs there are no drums, just this sub-bass like a kick drum, which leads the way and gives it a beat." While she sets out to write p... (read more)

Symbiosis Lab Meeting - Bowery Poetry Club
October 16, 2017 - Bowery

Join us at the very special venue Bowery Poetry in downtown Manhattan to get an exclusive look at the 2017 Symbiosis productions mid-way through the competition. Hear presentations from all scientist-filmmaker pairs, view clips of works in progress, and lend your own voice to the conversation about how to work through production challenges!

Quality | Nona Hendryx, Fsq, A-Rock, Cry Baby, & Project Matt - Cielo
October 16, 2017 - New York

NONA HENDRYX Links Born: October 9, 1944, Trenton, New Jersey. Got her start recording in 1962 with Patti LaBelle, Sarah Dash and Cindy Birdsong in the vocalgroup Patti LaBelle And The Bluebells. When Birdsong left for Supremes the other three members changed the group's name to LaBelle, transforming themselves into futuristic disco-funk divas. Nona Hendryx wrote a number of songs for the band before their breakup in 1976 and she went on to pursue a solo career with her self-titled debut album the next year. She has worked with such diverse collaborators as the Laura Nyro, Allen Toussaint, Talking Heads, Bill Laswell, and Bootsy Collins and many others.

McCoy Tyner - Blue Note
October 17, 2017 - New York

Jazz pianist McCoy Tyner is widely considered one of the finest and most influential pianists in jazz history. His signature booming left-hand and fleeting right created a unique sound that can be heard on his recordings as a sideman with the John Coltrane Quartet in the 1960s and on his 80-plus albums as a leader. Tyner's most recent project for McCoy Tyner Music/Half Note Records is his first solo effort in almost a decade titled Solo: Live From San Francisco. The release is the third for his label and features eleven solo vignettes recorded at the Herbst Theater in 2007. Tyner's blues based piano style, replete with sophisticated chords and an explosively percussive left hand has transcended conventional styles to become one of the most identifiable sounds in improvised music. His harmonic contributions and dramatic rhythmic devices form the vocabulary of a majority of jazz pianists.

High Line Tour: from Freight to Flowers - The High Line
October 17, 2017 - New York

Hear the story behind New York City's park in the sky. Weekly guided walking tours are free 75-minute-long tours led by High Line Docents, knowledgeable volunteer guides, will offer you an insider's perspective on the park's history, design, and landscape. Free public tours take place twice a week on Tuesdays at 6:30 PM and Saturdays at 10:00 AM, between May 2 and October 31.

Funny Business: Improv Comedy Course - Sheen Center
October 17, 2017 - New York

If you are new or want to tune your tools, our introduction to improv concentrates on connections and how to stay grounded. We'll focus on character creation, object/environment work, and most importantly, working as an ensemble. We believe improvisation can be used in everyday life; whether you are performing on the stage, priming for an audition, or connecting with co-workers Adam Hamway is an Upright Citizens Brigade trained improviser. He does over 30 impressions (including Snoop Dogg and Jay Z, which he performed on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon), which he performs in his regular show "Fallon Tonight with Impressionist Adam Hamway" at the PIT in NYC. He is also a program director for SiriusXM Radio. Paul Valenti is a seasoned performer, writer, improviser and a proud alumnus of Second City NYC . Paul has performed throughout the US and UK and directed numerous short plays and sketches. He is a winner of Best Actor at the NYTV Festival for the pilot of "The Chris and Paul Show" and Best Newcomer at The Montreal Sketch Festival. Paul was nominated for Best Newcomer at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

First Ladies of Soul w/ PAPA J & MO' SOUL feat. CARLA SCOTT - Club Groove NYC
October 17, 2017 - New York

Diana Ross has won a dozen Grammy Awards and earned her rightful place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, starting on The Supremes as Motown's most successful act and blazing a trail for future R&B and soul performers. Etta James' powerful voice has won six Grammy Awards and spanned R&B and rock and roll. Harlem musicians Papa J., Mo' Soul and vocalist Carla Scott honor these legendary female performers and more with their First Ladies of Soul show. Blending blues, soul and funk into their unique sound, the versatile performers dig deep into famous and critically-acclaimed music for this stimulating night at New York City's Club Groove.

Wordmusic: a cabaret - Sarah Chalfy - The Duplex Cabaret Theatre
October 17, 2017 - New York

Sarah Chalfy is a musical denizen of cabarets, clubs, concert halls, cathedrals, and theatres throughout NY, the US, and Europe. Her repertoire spans the medieval through heavy metal, five languages and countless genres. She has been noted by the NY Times for her "appealing...dramatic bent and command of tone color", and her "clear tone, agility and abundant spirit". She has performed with the likes of Paul Gemignani, Mark Morris, Richard Forman, and Werner Herzog. She continues her exploration of the relationship between sounds and words with every performance she gives. Upcoming performances include a solo theatrical/cabaret show of Renaissance Italian arias, and the release of her recently recorded cabaret album.

Arto Lindsay & Beauty Pill - (Le) Poisson Rouge
October 17, 2017 - New York

About Arto Lindsay: Arto Lindsay (b. 1953) has stood at the intersection of music and art for more than four decades. As a member of DNA, he contributed to the foundation of No Wave. As bandleader for the Ambitious Lovers he developed an intensely subversive pop music,a hybrid of American and Brazilian styles.. Throughout his career, Lindsay has collaborated with both visual and musical artists, including Vito Acconci, Laurie Anderson, Animal Collective, Matthew Barney, Caetano Veloso and Rirkrit Tiravanija.Having been involved with carnaval in Brazil for many years in 2004 he began making parades. About Beauty Pill: Beauty Pill is a DC-based, semi-electronic band led by producer, singer, songwriter, and guitarist Chad Clark. The band includes Basla Andolsun, Jean Cook, Drew Doucette and Devin Ocampo. After a few critically acclaimed records (The New York Times and The Washington Post, Pitchfork gave their debut 9/10), Beauty Pill amicably parted ways with Dischord Records. The excitement surrounding the return of Beauty Pill is not simply because of the densely constructed and deeply felt music found on their new LP, Beauty Pill Describes Things As They Are. Some of that ent... (read more)

Talk - The Drawing Center
October 17, 2017 - New York,

Join us for a talk between Valeria Napoleone and Julia Trotta. FREE. RSVP via Eventbrite Valeria Napoleone, collector and visionary behind the Valeria Napoleone XX project in London, which focuses on contemporary art by female artists, speaks with Julia Trotta, curator, writer and art advisor. The talk will highlight Napoleone's choices, institutional collaborations, and her thoughts about future relationships with artists, audiences, and new forms of access and educational programming. Valeria Napoleone is a philanthropist and female artist collector. Her most recent project, Valeria Napoleone XX, brings work by female artists to museums in England and the United States. Julia Trotta is a curator, writer and advisor based in New York. She is currently in production on a documentary on the life and work of her grandmother, art historian Linda Nochlin.

Hudson History Walk - Hudson River Park
Through October 17, 2017 -

Discover NYC's dynamic waterfront history through a guided walking tour led by local historians. Each tour focuses on a different era of Hudson River history ranging from the Lenape Native Americans to the revitalization of the West Side. FOUR TOURS OFFERED Tuesdays, July 11, Aug 15, Sept 19 & Oct17

Nasty Women Poets - Cornelia Street Cafe
October 18, 2017 - New York

An Unapologetic Anthology of Subversive Verse, eds. Grace Bauer & Julie Kane New York City launch reading for an anthology of poets addressing current politics in all its manifestations, including sexual politics. These are poets and poems of resistance and celebration—of female bodies, of female-centered myths, of life, of survival.

Alex Wyatt Group - Cornelia Street Cafe
October 18, 2017 - New York

With his dynamic ensemble, drummer/composer Alex Wyatt brings his singular compositional voice and playing style to Cornelia Street Café, presenting a mostly new collection of music since his well-regarded debut release There's Always Something. Expressive, lyrical, creative, passionate, and song-like, the music doesn't shy away from simple melodies or adventurous development. With an ensemble of some of the finest players and improvisers in today's field, Wyatt combines elements of mainstream jazz, folk, and rock, resulting in a set of refreshingly original music. Jazz critic Brent Black writes, "The entire sextet may have stumbled upon the perfect marriage of modern jazz with a touch of the old Blue Note sound…" "…there is an incredibly well thought out ebb and flow to this release… Wyatt plays with the finesse of a Paul Motion and the rhythmic complexity of a Max Roach." Brent Black, criticaljazz.com

Freddie Cosmo's Iconoclash - The Duplex Cabaret Theatre
October 18, 2017 - New York

Freddie Cosmo's final chapter to his Peter Panic experience centering on mental health awareness with music, performance art and more.

Halo Pop- Henry Koperski's Solo Show - The Duplex Cabaret Theatre
October 18, 2017 - New York

Henry Koperski has been collaborating with the best comedians and musical theater performers in New York City for the last 6 years. He's finally ready to take the stage for himself and show you what he has to offer. He guarantees that you will be surprised by talents you never knew he had. Henry moved to New York City in 2011 from Grand Rapids, MI. Since then he has performed and collaborated with stars and creative geniuses from underground comedy basements to Broadway, television and film.

Elizabeth and the Catapult (Album Release Show) with Hannah Epperson - (Le) Poisson Rouge
October 18, 2017 - New York

Elizabeth Ziman, who performs as Elizabeth and the Catapult, ?is a critically acclaimed singer/songwriter from New York, living and working in Brooklyn. She's toured? with the likes of Sara Bareille?s? and Kishi Bashi; collaborated with ?with Esperanza Spalding, Gillian Welch, Blake Mills? and? Ben Folds; scored, with Paul Brill, a variety of international award-winning documentaries including Trapped, ?a Peabody winner; and won the 2015 Independent Music Award for Songwriting, Folk category. Her songs have been featured in national television campaigns for Google, Amazon, Sky TV, and ?"?So You Think You Can Dance?."? Always writing, Elizabeth has narrowed her vast collection of previously unrecorded material down to her fourth full-length studio album KEEPSAKE, produced by Dan Molad (Lucius) and featuring collaborations with Richard Swift (The Shins). Her most personal and cohesive record yet, KEEPSAKE is about nostalgia and transformation; hope tempered with regret; a distillation of her experience with memories over time shaping her perspective on reality.

Book Launch: Citymakers - Eventbrite
October 18, 2017 - New York

Please join us to launch and celebrate the publication of Citymakers: The Culture and Craft of Practical Urbanism by Cassim Shepard, founding editor of Urban Omnibus. Citymakers draws from projects and perspectives featured on Urban Omnibus in order to argue for a more expansive understanding of how, and by whom, cities are made today. Shepard will present a brief talk about the ideas explored in the book and his vision of citymaking as a crucial arena of imagination, ethics, and action. Introduced by Rosalie Genevro, executive director of The Architectural League. A reception and book signing will follow. Citymakers: The Culture and Craft of Practical Urbanism is published by The Monacelli Press in association with The Architectural League of New York.

Olivia Castriota - Club Groove NYC
October 19, 2017 - New York

Olivia Castriota is a NYC based vocalist and recording artist. Her debut album 'All At Once' peaked at #2 on the iTunes US New Album Release charts and her music video for "I Wanna Know" won 'Best R&B Video' by The Academia. She has had the privilege of singing at the World Famous Apollo Theater five times; opened for 'The God Mother of R&B' Lil' Mo, The Shades, Lili K, Milo Greene, and RANN; performed with Grammy nominated artist Marky of The Ramones and Hollywood Anderson of American Idol and worked with songwriter of seven #1 hit songs, Vlado Kolenic. To date, Olivia has performed at One World Trade Center, Paste Magazine, Sofar Sounds (NYC, Chicago, New Jersey, Los Angeles, Providence), MetLife Stadium, Long Island Blues Warehouse Radio, National Cherry Blossom Festival DC, BronxNet TV, ABC 27, FOX 43, NUBLU, The Village Underground, Bowery Electric, MilkRiver, Arlene's Grocery and Long Island Summer Festival.

Lexody Fall Soiree - Cubico
October 19, 2017 - New York

Lexody is a language exchange website, and we're hosting a rooftop event on October 19th from 7-9PM! The event will feature a language exchange (a chance to chat in different languages) as well as music, free drinks courtesy of our sponsors like Six Point Beer, and sweeping Soho views from our rooftop. It's free for all Lexody members (it's totally free to become a Lexody member, as well! Just go to www.lexody.com) and $10 for non-members. Make sure to get your free ticket at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lexody-fall-soiree-tickets-38288489904.

Charles R Hale 'Jazz In The City: The New York Connection' with the David Raleigh Trio - The Duplex Cabaret Theatre
October 19, 2017 - New York

Historian, music aficionado and New York City native, Charles R. Hale narrates this musical tribute, transporting the audience back in time though personal recollections, intriguing anecdotes and glamorous stories of the artist and musical geniuses who created the Great American Songbook and made New York City the Jazz Capitol of the World. The program features singer, pianist, David Raleigh and his trio (Tony Cafora on sax, Danny Weller on bass and Daniel Glass on drums) Directed by 7 time MAC award winner, Natalie Douglas.

Don't Touch Your Eyes After Chopping Jalapeños & Other Life Lessons - Michael Cummings - The Duplex Cabaret Theatre
October 19, 2017 - New York

Come enjoy an evening of song with Michael Cummings, who the New York Times called, "We don't know who that is, this line is for legitimate news tips only." The Washington Post hailed his show as, "What?" Cummings is a reformed opera singer who now enjoys singing whatever he wants, whenever he wants. He has been to a number of Broadway shows, but never been in one. Bastards. Although one time, Bette Midler, liked one of his Instagram posts so that's good. His parents were thrilled. Come see the show, it'll be fun!

Caroline Says, Katie Von Schleicher & gobbinjr - (Le) Poisson Rouge
October 19, 2017 - New York

Boney James @ B.B. King's - Blue Note
October 20, 2017 - New York

Four-time GRAMMY nominee and multi-platinum selling sax-man Boney James continues his artistic evolution with the dynamic futuresoul. Fusing his love for vintage soul music with his mastery of modern production, Boney has created another genre-bending work following on the heels of his 2014 GRAMMY-nominated album The Beat. "The forms I'm working with are rooted in my early influences," says James, dropping names like King Curtis, the Stylistics and Earth, Wind & Fire. "But recently I've been listening to contemporary artists like Tinashe, Sam Smith and Ellie Goulding, and I'm inspired by the sound of their recordings. The production is so cool and evocative. As I started the new record, I was in my backyard studio messing around with this "gearhead" stuff I've collected. Ideas started flowing and it sounded like modern soul music to me. I thought to myself, `What is this?'... And then it hit me: `futuresoul.'" Born in Lowell, Mass. and raised in New Rochelle, NY, Boney became seriously interested in music in the mid `70s, a very vibrant and freewheeling period for popular music. "You could hear different genres all over the radio. Contemporary jazz was everywhere - peo... (read more)

Tribute to Herbie Hancock ft. Deej & The Sonic Revolution - Club Groove NYC
October 20, 2017 - New York

Herbie Hancock is a true icon of modern music. Throughout his explorations, he has transcended limitations and genres while maintaining his unmistakable voice. With an illustrious career spanning five decades and 14 Grammy™ Awards, including Album of the Year for River: The Joni Letters, he continues to amaze audiences across the globe. There are few artists in the music industry who have had more influence on acoustic and electronic jazz and R&B than Herbie Hancock. As the immortal Miles Davis said in his autobiography, "Herbie was the step after Bud Powell and Thelonious Monk, and I haven't heard anybody yet who has come after him."

Dan Weiss Trio - Cornelia Street Cafe
October 20, 2017 - New York

With his trio, including Jacob Sacks and Thomas Morgan, Weiss has released two recordings entitled, "Now Yes When" (2006) and "Timshel" (2011), which have been critically acclaimed for their unique approach to song structure and endlessly creative improvisation. Weiss is quietly redefining the piano trio tradition with a blend of abstraction, cross-cultural touchstones, embedded classicism, and empathic improvisation" John Kelman

Catherine Cohen: The Twist?...She's Gorgeous. - The Duplex Cabaret Theatre
October 20, 2017 - New York

Catherine Cohen is a comedian, actor, voiceover artist, and poet living in Brooklyn. She performs on a house team at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater and hosts the monthly variety show It's A Guy Thing at Union Hall, which was listed as one of Paste Magazine's "10 Best Alt Comedy Shows in New York City." She was recently profiled by Splitsider and her work has been featured in The New Yorker, The Huffington Post, New York Mag's The Cut, The Brooklyn Comedy Festival, and The New York Comedy Festival. Follow her @catccohen for tweets and Instagram poetry.

Resist - The Duplex Cabaret Theatre
October 20, 2017 - New York

On Nov. 9th, 2016, Americans woke up to a world they no longer recognized. To many, the unthinkable had happened. As fear took hold, communication broke down, and the fabric of who we thought we were began to unravel. How do we learn to trust one another again? How do we heal a country divided? What has happened to the truth? RESIST A rock music Cabaret

Miles Mosley + The West Coast Get Down - (Le) Poisson Rouge
October 20, 2017 - New York

L.A. born Mosley is a true force on the upright bass, incorporating effects pedals, his bow, his vocals and a horn section for his one-of-a-kind forward leaning solo projects. In addition to his solo career with his band, he has performed, recorded, produced and toured with artists including Chris Cornell, Christina Aguilera, Sean King, Mos Def, India Arie, Lauryn Hill, Terrence Howard, Jonathan Davis of Korn, A v e n g e d Sevenfold, Jason Mraz, Jeff Beck, Rihanna, and Cee Lo Green. Considered one of the world's "premier upright bassists", many have called him the 'Jimi Hendrix of the upright bass', and a 'master musician and live performer'. Mosley is a founding member and upright bass player for the acclaimed Los Angeles- based group, the West Coast Get Down (WCGD), a collaborative group of musicians born and raised in Los Angeles. Apart, they are some of the most sought after musicians in the world; together they are uninhibited innovators moving effortlessly through multiple genres of music. He has a new duo project, BFI with WCGD drummer/producer Tony Austin. He recorded three tracks on Kendrick Lamar's Grammy-winning album 'To Pimp A Butterfly'; and is the upright bass play... (read more)

Decker. & Paris_Monster - (Le) Poisson Rouge
October 20, 2017 - New York

LPR Presents at Brooklyn Bazaar: CupcakKe - (Le) Poisson Rouge
October 20, 2017 - New York

Elizabeth Eden Harris (born May 31, 1997), known as "CupcakKe", is a rapper and songwriter born and raised in Chicago. Elizabeth began rapping at the age of 14, starting off doing church poetry, she received the nickname "CupcakKe' and she later began to rap. First song "Gold Digger' went viral on internet in 2012. Songs as 'Money' (2012) ,'Figgas Over Niggas' (2013) and 'Yo Lost' (2014) gained attention. In 2015 she broke the internet with her sexually charged anthems "Vagina" and "Deepthroat' and in February 2016 she released her first album entitled "Cum Cake". "People were thinking, 'She's so vulgar. She's bold. We're going to get a mixtape that's nasty.' And then they come to find out there are only three songs on the mixtape that are [explicit]," said CupcakKe for Columbus Alive about the album. "Cum Cake" gained attention of music publications such as Complex and Paper Magazine, which premiered the single "Pedophile", where she details the story of being a minor who was involved in a relationship with an older man. In June 2016, CupcakKe announced her second album entitled "S.T.D" which was considered one of the Best Rap Albums of 2016 by Rolling Stone Magazine. The same m... (read more)

Bronx Power Poets - Cornelia Street Cafe
October 20, 2017 - New York

Three Rooms Press presents An evening of BRONX POWER POETS Featuring Award-winning Bronx-based poets including Rebecca Perez | Melodic | Joel Gonzalez | Leah Ana Rodriguez and More! FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20 6pm CORNELIA STREET CAFE 29 Cornelia Street | between Bleecker & West 4th Street 212-989-9319 Admission $10 (includes a free drink) Today’s young Bronx poets are making noise in new ways, breaking new ground on rhythm and rhyme, taboo themes, and personal identity. Three Rooms Press has hand-picked leading poets from the new wave of Bronx artists to feature in a rare collective Manhattan appearance. Poets include Rebecca Perez, Melodic, Joel Gonzalez and Leah Ana Rodriguez. The event will also feature an open poetry mic, hosted by Peter Carlaftes and Kat Georges. Admission $10, includes a free drink.

Silent Playwriting Retreat with Erik Ehn - Sheen Center
October 21, 2017 - New York

A one-day silent retreat for playwrights with Erik Ehn (The Saint Plays, Soulographie), most recently Director of Writing for Performance, Brown University. The retreat will introduce playwrights to writing as a process of contemplation-in-action.

High Line Tour: from Freight to Flowers - The High Line
October 21, 2017 - New York

Hear the story behind New York City's park in the sky. Weekly guided walking tours are free 75-minute-long tours led by High Line Docents, knowledgeable volunteer guides, will offer you an insider's perspective on the park's history, design, and landscape. Free public tours take place twice a week on Tuesdays at 6:30 PM and Saturdays at 10:00 AM, between May 2 and October 31.

Watson Adventures’ Ghosts of Greenwich Village Scavenger Hunt - Washington Square Park
October 21, 2017 - New York

Join Watson Adventures on a haunted scavenger hunt for adults! Armed with a flashlight, you’ll visit ghost-plagued buildings and secret cemeteries while learning the stories of the restless souls you might disturb. Starring the spirits of Mark Twain, Aaron Burr, Edgar Allen Poe, Washington Irving, Thomas Paine, artist John LaFarge, The Shadow, Clement Clarke Moore, Mayor Jimmy Walker, Lee Chumley, Patrolman Schwartz, a few skeletons and various other apparitions, sudden chills, rustlings and knockings. Advance purchase is required.

The Point Schmoint! - Cornelia Street Cafe
October 21, 2017 - New York

Harry Nilsson's classic fable of Oblio, the only round headed boy growing up in The Land of Point where the law of the land is that Everything Must Have a Point. New arrangements of Nilsson's soundtrack performed live with Fred Wolf's iconic animations make this an immersive and engrossing experience. Look out for Nilsson Schmilsson selections!

Defying Expectations, Defining Dreams - JoAna Gray - The Duplex Cabaret Theatre
October 21, 2017 - New York

"JoAna Gray is the epitome of the cabaret performer. Talented. Brassy. Captivating. She is a dream for a pianist like me as a singer and a dream for her audience to take a journey with. She, in short, is the real thing." - G. Scott Lacy, Award winning Musical Director & Entertainer JoAna, a SF-based singer, is making her NY cabaret debut with her latest show. Come along as she interweaves her personal journey against the backdrop of the seismic gender and cultural shifts that started in the 60s, which are still rocking our world today. JoAna uses a mix of genres to tell the story - 60s, standards, musical theatre with a smattering of Sophie Tucker. As she defied and continues to defy prevailing expectations, she has discovered dreams and passions beyond what she ever imagined. Directed by Tony Award winner Faith Prince. Musical Direction by Christopher Denny, multiple Back Stage Bistro and MAC Award winner for Outstanding Musical Direction. After the Show Comments "What a great show! Your voice was so rich, I loved the songs, the stories were playful and moving. I especially appreciated your stories of women's lives as you experienced them growing up. A highly entertaining... (read more)

New Generations Theater Company - Nightmare on Christopher Street: Broadway Edition - The Duplex Cabaret Theatre
October 21, 2017 - New York

Something wicked is on its way to The Duplex Cabaret Theater this fall. Watch your favorite horror movies come to life in front of your eyes in New Generation Theater Company's production of "A Nightmare On Christopher Street" this Halloween. Broadway Edition New Generation Theater Company is celebrating its year anniversary at The Duplex Cabaret Theater. Recent productions include Lights..Camera..BROADWAY!, Music Of My Soul, Nothin' But A Good Time, If You Can Dream It, and Let Me Be Your Star.

RESIST - The Duplex Cabaret Theatre
October 21, 2017 - New York

On Nov. 9th, 2016, Americans woke up to a world they no longer recognized. To many, the unthinkable had happened. As fear took hold, communication broke down, and the fabric of who we thought we were began to unravel. How do we learn to trust one another again? How do we heal a country divided? What has happened to the truth? RESIST A rock music Cabaret

Souvenirs: New New York Icons - Storefront for Art and Architecture
October 21, 2017 - New York

As a contemporary form of commercialized nostalgia, souvenirs are the ultimate cliche in the representation of a city. Pocket-sized, acritical, and cheap, they populate tourist sites all over the world with a patina of innocence. Producing collective imaginaries made up of lines that follow the profiles of superlative sculptures, buildings, and stories, souvenirs have become the reference points that anchor a particular culture in time, representing (consciously or not) political, cultural, and social values. Souvenirs: New New York Icons, the second iteration of Storefront's model show, commissions 59+ objects that redefine New York's iconic imagery. Inspired by each of the city's Community Districts, more than 59 artists, architects, and designers have reimagined the referential images that constitute the global perception of the city, proposing new understandings of the urban experience. Challenging the symbols that have permeated the gift shop, Souvenirs presents critical approaches to the shifting and complex iconography of the city. The exhibition introduces new objects and, with them, new ways to relate to form, matter, affect, representation, and agency.

Illusion 3-Year Anniversary | Sleepy & Boo, Deep Woods, + Eric Shans - Cielo
October 21, 2017 - New York

Sleepy & Boo play electronic music of all shapes and sizes, rocking rooms big and small across New York City and beyond. They love thick drums, big basslines, hypnotic grooves and tripped-out sci-fi synthesizers, and know how to put it all together. Forget sticking to just one genre — as DJs, they are known for their diversity and their knack for picking tracks from across the musical spectrum. Whether taking the crowd on a twisted late night excursion, or pushing peak-hour mayhem, Sleepy & Boo never fail to turn a dancefloor inside out. Sleepy & Boo play electronic music of all shapes and sizes, rocking rooms big and small across New York City and beyond. They love thick drums, big basslines, hypnotic grooves and tripped-out sci-fi synthesizers, and know how to put it all together. Forget sticking to just one genre — as DJs, they are known for their diversity and their knack for picking tracks from across the musical spectrum. Whether taking the crowd on a twisted late night excursion, or pushing peak-hour mayhem, Sleepy & Boo never fail to turn a dancefloor inside out. From their home base in New York, Sleepy & Boo have become preeminent players in the Big Apple's dynamic ... (read more)

Books Can Take Your Feelings Everywhere! - Aesthetic Realism Foundation
October 21, 2017 - New York

Young people often see reading as a grueling task, something to finish quickly so they can watch TV, or play games on the internet. What can have a girl or boy love books and see reading as the wonderful thing it truly is? On the other hand--how can those children who happily “get lost” in books not feel they’re in a world separate from the world of confusing people? How can they use reading to value people more? The Learning to Like the World class of Saturday, October 21st, is for boys and girls ages 5 through 12, and is taught by Aesthetic Realism consultants Barbara Allen and Robert Murphy. Youngsters will learn what the education Aesthetic Realism, founded by the poet and critic Eli Siegel, explains: the deepest desire of every child, every person, is to like the world. Books, Aesthetic Realism shows, are a huge, wonderful means of meeting that hope in every young person. Children will be able really to love words and books as they see the meaning of these beautiful sentences, from Eli Siegel’s book Children’s Guide to Parents & Other Matters: "Can you think of anything, James, that can’t get into a book? People are likely any day to new thoughts or happenings ... (read more)

Hrp Green Team - Hudson River Park
October 21, 2017 -

Gain meaningful experience working with friends, community members, and like-minded individuals looking to beautify and maintain Hudson River Park's picturesque waterside landscape! This volunteer program is an exciting opportunity for community members to nurture their inner green thumb alongside their neighbors while improving public greenspace. Members of the HRP Green Team will work with our seasoned horticulture staff and participate in landscape enhancement activities including planting, weeding, pruning, mulching, trimming of ornamental grasses, addition of soil amendments, cleaning of vegetation beds, and other general gardening activities.

Jean Grae with Live Band - Blue Note Late Night Weekend Takeover - Blue Note
Through October 21, 2017 - New York

Jean Grae is a multihyphenate artist whose work integrates music, comedy, and visual media. In addition to musical collaborations with The Roots, Talib Kweli, and Robert Glasper, the critically acclaimed performer, director, soundtrack composer, and writer has released nearly two dozen self-produced and engineered independent albums; her work is even archived in The Yale Anthology of Rap and the Smithsonian National Museum of American History and Culture. Grae has been Keynote Speaker at Hip-Hop Week Montreal and lecturer at such institutions as Yale, Princeton, Columbia and the Kennedy Performing Arts Center. Additional appearances include NPR, 2 Broke Girls, Comedy Central, MSNBC, Vice, BET's Hip Hop Awards, hit podcast Welcome to Night Vale and the Deadpool comic book, where she punched the titular antihero in the face. Currently channeling her broad skill set and envelope-pushing experiences into genre-bending live ventures Church of the Infinite You, Dubbled Over and The Show Show, Grae continues defying boundaries and delivering funny, moving, inspirational experiences to audiences via earbuds, the stage, and screens both big and small.

Page Meets Stage - T'Ai Freedom Ford & Savon Bartley - Bowery Poetry Club
October 22, 2017 - New York

High school English teacher meets dynamic Chicago storyteller. Hosted by Steven Willis. "Where the Pulitzer Prize meets the Poetry Slam." We are now BACK where we started over a decade ago: The Bowery Poetry Club! Two poets take the stage together and read back and forth, poem for poem, in an ongoing poetic conversation about where poetry exists. t'ai freedom ford is a New York City high school English teacher, Cave Canem Fellow, and two-time Pushcart Prize nominee. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in No, Dear, The African American Review, Gulf Coast, Vinyl, Muzzle, RHINO, Poetry and others. Her work has also been featured in several anthologies including The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop. In 2012 and 2013, she completed two multi-city tours as a part of a queer women of color literary salon, The Revival. In 2014, she was the winner of The Feminist Wire's inaugural poetry contest judged by Evie Shocklee. She is currently a 2015 Center for Fiction Fellow and the Poetry Project's 2016 Emerge-Surface-Be Poetry fellow. Winner of the 2015 To the Lighthouse Poetry Prize, her first poetry collection, "how to get over" is available from Red Hen P... (read more)

Brazilian Jazz, Jobim & Bossa Nova - Club Groove NYC
October 22, 2017 - New York

ocalist Julie Eigenberg and guitar hero Manny Moreira join forces to pay tribute to Brazilian jazz legend Tom Jobim, the Grammy-winning king of bossa nova and composer of enduring hits, including the international smash "The Girl From Ipanema." A Juilliard-trained composer, arranger and singer, Moriera was part of the musical ensemble for the Grammy and Tony-winning musical In the Heights, among many other Broadway and off-Broadway shows. Eigenberg is an accomplished jazz singer and composer who's equally entrancing whether performing American or Latin-flavored classics. Along with performing Jobim'sbossa nova tunes.

Brazilian Jazz, Jobim & Bossa Nova - Club Groove NYC
October 22, 2017 - New York

ocalist Julie Eigenberg and guitar hero Manny Moreira join forces to pay tribute to Brazilian jazz legend Tom Jobim, the Grammy-winning king of bossa nova and composer of enduring hits, including the international smash "The Girl From Ipanema." A Juilliard-trained composer, arranger and singer, Moriera was part of the musical ensemble for the Grammy and Tony-winning musical In the Heights, among many other Broadway and off-Broadway shows. Eigenberg is an accomplished jazz singer and composer who's equally entrancing whether performing American or Latin-flavored classics. Along with performing Jobim'sbossa nova tunes.

'Finding My Own Damn Way: Shoshana Greenberg's 35th Birthday Cabaret' - The Duplex Cabaret Theatre
October 22, 2017 - New York

Writer and singer Shoshana Greenberg is about to turn 35, so as a birthday present to herself and all of you, she will take the stage with songs by her and her favorite writers. "Finding My Own Damn Way" explores what being a 30-something means to her in 2017 and what she's learned along the way. Her work has been performed at Ars Nova, Lincoln Center, The York, The Duplex, the Laurie Beechman Theatre, and New York Theatre Barn and she has performed in venues throughout the city including Carnegie Hall, Symphony Space, and the DiMenna Center.

Gotham Rock Choir: Unplugged - The Duplex Cabaret Theatre
October 22, 2017 - New York

Join members of Gotham Rock Choir, NYC's only Pop, Rock and Soul Choir, as they get unplugged from the choir and take the stage to perform some of their own favorite tunes!

NYU Skirball Presents the North American Premiere of The Freedom Theatre’s ‘The Siege’ - NYU Skirball
Through October 22, 2017 - New York

NYU Skirball will present the North American premiere of the Palestinian company The Freedom Theatre’s The Siege, running for 10 performances, October 12– 22, 2017. The Siege is based the 2002 occupation of Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity, where more than 200 Palestinian fighters, civilians and Christian clergy sought sanctuary during an Israeli military action. The play is created and directed by Nabil Al-?Raee and Zoe Lafferty, and will be performed in Arabic with English subtitles. The Freedom Theatre, based in the West Bank refugee camp of Jenin, is dedicated to using culture and art as a catalyst for social change. Through workshops, classes and professional theater productions, The Freedom Theater helps Palestinian adults, youth and women develop tools to deal with the hardships of daily life under occupation. The North American premiere tour is produced by ArKtype / Thomas O. Kriegsmann. THE STORY OF THE SIEGE The Siege is drawn from the accounts of a group of men who, at the height of the second Intifada (Palestinian uprising), took refuge in Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity, one of the world’s holiest sites. The production is built from interviews wit... (read more)

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Through October 22, 2017 - New York

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Glassheart - Access Theater
Through October 28, 2017 - New York

"In the empty living room of a shabby apartment, a Beast is crying. There is just enough light to see that he is monstrous, and clutching something precious to him." Beauty never showed up. Centuries after the curse, the Beast and his last remaining magical servant are holed up in a ramshackle apartment, managed by a mysterious landlady with a suspicious taste for gingerbread. When an eligible maiden moves in next door, "happily ever after" feels agonizingly within reach, but we all know that in fairytales, nothing is exactly as it seems. Full of humor, magic, and belief in the life-altering power of love, Glassheart is a witty and decidedly adult take on a classic tale that explores the space between light and dark, and the sacrifices we make in search of an ordinary life. Featuring: Carey Cox*, Christopher Alexey Diaz*, Meghann Garmany*, Virginia Roncetti* *Member, AEA Directed by: Anais Koivisto Produced by: Katherine Sommer Production Stage Manager: Frances Swanson Lighting Designer: Ali Hall Set Designer: Caitlynn Barrett Composer & Sound Designer: Sam Kaseta

I of the Storm - The Gym at Judson
Through October 29, 2017 - NEW YORK

Starring OOBR Award winning Richard Hoehler as RJ Bartholomew, an Everyman with answers for those questioning Everything. After falling from grace with an agnostic thud, Bartholomew delivers a powerful message, considering the current condition of the world, with a genuine hope for the future, faith in the universe, and an undying love for mankind. With dignity, humor, and grace, I OF THE STORM is the thrilling riches to rags story about achieving success by letting everything go.

MAGNUM New York Returns to NYC for Second Year - MAGNUM New York, Meatpacking District
Through October 31, 2017 - New York

MAGNUM New York returns for the second year, bringing together the worlds of premium chocolate and ice cream in an indulgent, interactive store experience unlike any other. MAGNUM New York features a one-of-a-kind premium chocolate and ice cream experience. Guests create a custom MAGNUM Bar at the “dipping bar” by selecting silky vanilla bean or rich chocolate ice cream bars to be hand-dipped in a choice of dark, milk or white chocolate – each made with decadent Belgian chocolate. They then can choose three custom toppings from 20 premium ingredients such as rose petals, gold crystal candy and crispy fig.

The Mecca Tales - The Sheen Center
Through November 04, 2017 - New York

Voyage Theater Company and Crossroads Theatre Company will present the New York Premiere of Rohina Malik’s THE MECCA TALES, directed by Kareem Fahmy (3/Fifths at 3LD; This Time with Rising Circle Theater Collective), at The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture (18 Bleecker Street at the corner of Elizabeth Street), October 20-November 4 with evening performances on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7pm and matinee performances on Saturdays and Sundays at 3pm (no Saturday matinee on October 21). Tickets ($18 general admission/$15 students & seniors) will go on sale September 1 at https://sheencenter.org/shows/mecca/ or by calling 866-811-4111. The performance will run approximately 90 minutes, with no intermission. The cast will feature Cynthia Bastidas (She She She at The New Ohio), Kimberly S. Fairbanks (I Will Speak for Myself at 59E59; 10 Imaginings of Sarah & Hagar with Mint Theatre), Mariam Habib (Five Historic Children Who Are Not with Target Margin), Gulshan Mia (Acquittal with Pan Asian Rep), Jade Radford (Orange is the New Black on Netflix), and Louis Sallan (The Strangest at NYTW; Drunk Shakespeare). The creative team will include Scenic Design b... (read more)

Blank - Sous Les Etoiles Gallery
Through November 04, 2017 - New York

Sous Les Etoiles Gallery is pleased to announce “Blank,“ German photographer Andreas Gefeller’s premiere exhibition with the gallery. An opening reception with the artist in attendance will be held on Thursday, September 7, 6–8pm, and an artist talk is scheduled for Monday, September 11 at 7pm. Through his previous series, Japan series and Supervision, Andreas Gefeller has always intrigued us with the pristine and haunting perspective of these urban and industrial landscapes. In his series Blank, he continues his journey but this time by awakening our fears and imaginations. When traveling the world, in Tokyo, Seoul, Amsterdam, London, Dusseldorf, Gefeller, as a surveyor of his time, gives us a reflection of what the world could be in the event of a future catastrophe. The photographs are far beyond historic and ordinary optical occurences. The works from the space uses the artificial lighting from our towns and cities and turns them into an ephemeral wonderland. Excessively overexposed photographs of building façades, motorway intersections, container terminals and refineries reveal vast faded areas. The photographs create tension between urban reality and its potential chao... (read more)

Works on Paper - Anita Rogers Gallery
Through November 11, 2017 - New York,

Drawings by Gordon Moore, George Negroponte, Morgan O'Hara and Joan Waltemath

Souvenirs: New New York Icons - Storefront for Art and Architecture
Through November 18, 2017 - New York

As a contemporary form of commercialized nostalgia, souvenirs are the ultimate cliche in the representation of a city. Pocket-sized, acritical, and cheap, they populate tourist sites all over the world with a patina of innocence. Producing collective imaginaries made up of lines that follow the profiles of superlative sculptures, buildings, and stories, souvenirs have become the reference points that anchor a particular culture in time, representing (consciously or not) political, cultural, and social values. Souvenirs: New New York Icons, the second iteration of Storefront's model show, commissions 59+ objects that redefine New York's iconic imagery. Inspired by each of the city's Community Districts, more than 59 artists, architects, and designers have reimagined the referential images that constitute the global perception of the city, proposing new understandings of the urban experience.

Radical Poetic Imagination / 5-Week Workshop with Janet Hamill - Bowery Poetry Club
Through November 19, 2017 - New York

Radial Poetic Imagination / 5-week poetry workshop with Janet Hamill This workshop will meet the following Sundays: October 22, October 29, November 5, November 12, November 19 TIME/LOCATION: 12 PM – 2 PM at Bowery Poetry located at 308 Bowery INSTRUCTOR: Janet Hamill This workshop explores the picture-making and inventive aspects of the imagination as manifested in the work of some of the most original poets of the past two hundred years: Blake, Coleridge, Poe, Baudelaire, Rimbaud, Mallarme, Apollinaire, Reverdy, Tzara, Breton, Lamantia, Ginsberg, Guest, and Ashbery. Each poet will be examined against the backdrop of his/her historical period and the visual art of that period. Each session will involve a generative exercise. Janet Hamill's first book of poetry was published in 1975. Troublante (Oliphant Press), was followed by The Temple (Telephone Books), Nostalgia of the Infinite (Ocean View Books), Lost Ceilings (Telephone Books), Body of Water (Bowery Books), Tales from the Eternal Cafe (Three Rooms), and Knock (Spuyten Duyvil). Her work has been nominated for the Poetry Society of America's William Carlos Williams Prize and the Pushcart Prize. Tales from the Etern... (read more)

Open Sessions 11 - The Drawing Center
Through November 19, 2017 - Soho

Open Sessions 11, the final exhibition of the program's 2016–17 cycle, will feature Danielle Dean, Olalekan Jeyifous, Jennifer Reiland, Slinko, and Hong-An Truong. Open Sessions is a hybrid exhibition/residency program created by Lisa Sigal and Nova Benway, Open Sessions Curators. It provides unique opportunities for selected artists to find new approaches for contextualizing and exhibiting their work through exhibitions, public programs, workshops, and working dinners. The artists selected for Open Sessions may or may not draw as their primary means of art-making. The two-year program engages musicians, architects, dancers, poets—anyone who is interested in expanding the boundaries of drawing. Open Sessions artists work together to create a dynamic, continuous conversation, viewing drawing as an activity rather than a product.

- ICP Museum
Through November 19, 2017 - New York

How has the act of remembering—and forgetting—been transformed in the digital age? Photography's relationship with the concept of memory stretches its entire history and includes its every iteration. Only now has the distribution of photography exploded with newfound ubiquity, ushering in a paradigm shift that bears semblance to that of the Gutenberg press. Photography's various forms have converged onto a point of accessibility where what was once a luxury is now a presupposition. As the degrees of separation between people decrease, so do those between past, present, and future. To remember is to engage with all three, and to create is to make them tangible. The collective consciousness of humankind speaks a visual language, and photography is poised, now more than ever, to upend the very notion of what it means to create.

Draw Jam - The Drawing Center
Through November 19, 2017 - New York,

What the Body Can Do: Open Sessions 11, the final exhibition of the program's 2016–17 cycle, captures the movement and potential of individual bodies in collective action. The artists in this exhibition dissect spectacles of war, memorialize immigrant and refugee narratives, savor protest cinema and images produced by the paparazzi. The exhibition features artists, Danielle Dean, Olalekan Jeyifous, Jennifer May Reiland, Slinko, and H?ng-An Tr??ng. Dean's animations unravel speech; Jeyifous' images collapse surrealist aesthetics and the design troupe of architectural folly; telephone screens, mirrors, and the camera's eye are a window into Reiland's versions of biblical and mythological tales; bread figures embody uprising and rebellion in Slinko's large storyboard drawings; and Tr??ng's photos compose an archive of fragmented views of the Asian American activist movement in the United States.

Marcus Strickland's Twi-Life & Friends - Monthly Fall Residency - Blue Note
Through November 20, 2017 - New York

"It all started as a hobby", Marcus Strickland says of his beat making. "It was what I did after playing sets with Roy Haynes or Jeff 'Tain' Watts" or on a break between practicing saxophone etudes. It started separately, and naturally became one with my voice as a composer and saxophonist." Marcus Strickland's debut Blue Note/ Revive Records release Nihil Novi (Latin for Nothing New) is about our relationship with time: how many things in the world can seem new, but are actually cyclical occurrences or developments from where the past left us off. From 2 Live Crew to Twerking, and Rodney King to Eric Garner, be careful what you call new. The multi reedist/ beatmaker made this record with a strong and inspiring urgency that is inclusive of, yet not exclusively from his jazz roots. "A musician does not grow from forcing themselves into a vacuum. Genres eventually cross pollinate, making our ability to be in the present more relevant than the original given terms. Creativity does not stay within lanes, it feeds off of its surroundings." However, Strickland has a deep rooted respect and admiration for his predecessors, and it shows in his music. "One great tool that we ha... (read more)

Mccoy Tyner - Blue Note
Through November 27, 2017 - New York

Jazz pianist McCoy Tyner is widely considered one of the finest and most influential pianists in jazz history. His signature booming left-hand and fleeting right created a unique sound that can be heard on his recordings as a sideman with the John Coltrane Quartet in the 1960s and on his 80-plus albums as a leader. Tyner's most recent project for McCoy Tyner Music/Half Note Records is his first solo effort in almost a decade titled Solo: Live From San Francisco. The release is the third for his label and features eleven solo vignettes recorded at the Herbst Theater in 2007. Tyner's blues based piano style, replete with sophisticated chords and an explosively percussive left hand has transcended conventional styles to become one of the most identifiable sounds in improvised music. His harmonic contributions and dramatic rhythmic devices form the vocabulary of a majority of jazz pianists. Born in 1938 in Philadelphia, he became a part of the fertile jazz and R&B scene of the early '50s. His parents imbued him with a love for music from an early age. His mother encouraged him to explore his musical interests through formal training. At 17 he began a career-changing relationshi... (read more)

Eddie Martinez Studio Wall - The Drawing Center
Through February 04, 2018 - Soho

Eddie Martinez's drawing practice blends seamlessly with his daily life as the New York-based artist carries pen and paper with him on the subway, to the doctor's office, and to restaurants and lectures, among other work and leisure events. Stylistically evocative of mid-century abstraction, Martinez's drawings bring their own complexity, plugging a rotating cast of characters into raw, vigorously-drawn landscapes: cartoon ducks, oversized eyes, coiled snakes, and anthropomorphic blocks of color are among his itinerant motifs. In his Brooklyn studio, Martinez maintains a "drawing wall," wherein sketches ranging in size, shape, and material serve simultaneously as a source of inspiration and a data bank for the artist's incessant imaginative output. The Drawing Center's forthcoming exhibition Eddie Martinez: Studio Wall, will bring the drawing wall to the museum. The artist will paper the gallery with thousands of sketches that he will change throughout the exhibition's run. In addition, several large drawings and paintings will be hung on top of these sketches allowing viewers to observe the interconnection between all aspects of Martinez's practice.

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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