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Things to Do on the Lower East Side This Month - April 2019

April 13, 2019 - by CG Directory Editor
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Manhattan's Lower East Side is one of the most popular neighborhoods in the entire city thanks to its rambunctious nightlife and ever-growing sea of restaurants, bars, galleries, and shops. You'll never run out of things to do on the Lower East Side this month thanks to City Guide's detailed monthly guide to the neighborhood.

Versus - Caveat
April 13, 2019 - New York

WrestleMania meets Debate Club Your hosts Meg Pierson, Zak Martellucci, and Dustin Growick lead a rotating cast of special guest experts in a battle royale of serious—and not so serious—topics. Who will come out on top? Dinosaurs or mammals? Biology or physics? Space or oceans? Chock-full of trivia, games, and prizes, the show will conclude with the answer to an age-old question. The winner is up to you, as audience endorsements and YOUR vote will ultimately determine which team is crowned champion of VERSUS.

Laughing Buddha - New York Comedy Club
April 13, 2019 - New York

Ages 16 and up only Standard two drink minimum per person Individual comedian appearances subject to change without notice Laughing Buddha Comedy presents an evening of NYC's emerging comics as they join Jeff Lawrence for a hilarious night of laughter.

Drew Pendous Book Launch with Ms. Booksy LIVE in NY - Barnes & Noble, Union Square
April 13, 2019 - New York

Meet Ms. Booksy of Cool School and celebrate the launch of Drew Pendous's first two books! Ms. Booksy will be doing a reading, signing books, plus we’ll have giveaways and lots of fun activities for kids!

Saturday Night Headliners on 4th St. - New York Comedy Club
April 13, 2019 - New York

Ages 16 and up only Standard two drink minimum per person Individual comedian appearances subject to change without notice Nothing says downtown NYC like a microphone, a stool, a brick wall and a comedian. Stand up comedy has been a staple of Village nightlife for decades! The newly expanded New York Comedy Club is proud to join the thriving arts and entertainment scene in the East Village, building on our strong presence at our flagship location in Gramercy. Every show is packed with comics you know… or should! Your favorite podcast stars (Guys We Fucked, Legion of Skanks, Tuesdays With Stories), SiriusXM personalities (Jay Oakerson, Dan Soder, Andy Fiori, Shuli Egar), TV stars (Judah Friedlander, Rell Battle, Andrew Schulz, Carly Aquilino), Late Night personalities (Rory Albanese, Mike Yard, Ricky Velez, Jena Friedman, Josh Gondelman), plus hot young talent about to burst onto the scene.

Saturday Prime Time Comedy on 4th - New York Comedy Club
April 13, 2019 - New York

Ages 16 and up only Standard two drink minimum per person Individual comedian appearances subject to change without notice Nothing says downtown NYC like a microphone, a stool, a brick wall and a comedian. Stand up comedy has been a staple of Village nightlife for decades! The newly expanded New York Comedy Club is proud to join the thriving arts and entertainment scene in the East Village, building on our strong presence at our flagship location in Gramercy. Every show is packed with comics you know… or should! Your favorite podcast stars (Guys We Fucked, Legion of Skanks, Tuesdays With Stories), SiriusXM personalities (Jay Oakerson, Dan Soder, Andy Fiori, Shuli Egar), TV stars (Judah Friedlander, Rell Battle, Andrew Schulz, Carly Aquilino), Late Night personalities (Rory Albanese, Mike Yard, Ricky Velez, Jena Friedman, Josh Gondelman), plus hot young talent about to burst onto the scene.

Camille: An Evening of Opera, Contemporary Art & Celebration - The Box
April 13, 2019 - New York

A unique and exclusive evening with live opera performances by stars of the Metropolitan Opera National Council, of Verdi's La Traviata, inspired by Alexandre Dumas' The Lady of the Camellias, one of the Greatest Love Stories of all time. During the performance, renowned visual artist and architect Michel Abboud will be creating live art to the inspiring sounds of the Opera. Presented by FAYMOUS, and in celebration of Anna Zarro, there will be a special musical guest, DJ Coleman, will all proceeds benefiting The Sing For Hope Foundation. Th4 entire event is produced by tech-enabled entertainment and full-service production company, NOISE Moguls. To request an interview with any of the performers in attendance and or interest in attending the event, please contact Maria Riordan at maria@wecreatenoise.com. **Limited seating for press – please RSVP** NOTABLE ATTENDEES: Michel Abboud (SOMA Architects) Emily Misch (Soprano) Terrance Chin-Joy (Tenor) Jessica Fishenfeld (Soprano) Dj Coleman Alaysha Fox (Soprano) Jorell Williams (Baritone) Maya Yahav Gour (Mezzo Soprano) About Michel Abboud Founder and CEO of award-winning architectural... (read more)

Rumblings of the Coming Storm - Dixon Place
April 13, 2019 - New York

Ezra Brain Rumblings of the Coming Storm' is a movement piece that examines the nature of oppression under capitalism and how to resist it. Freely adapted from the timeless writings of Lucy Parsons, Rumblings of the Coming Storm will pair her words with dance and stage violence to tell an intimate and expansive story of how capitalism works and how the workers must resist it.

Scamming the Patriarchy: A Youth Summit - New Museum
April 13, 2019 - New York

As part of the Department of Education and Public Engagement's ongoing programs engaging art and social justice, the New Museum hosts its third Youth Summit, a day of workshops and celebration organized by artists, activists, and collectives committed to community building, including Asian American Feminist Collective, Scope of Work (SOW), Unapologetically Brown Series, and the New Museum Youth Council. Each summit builds upon and reinterprets the principles of healing, self-love, skill building, political education, and empowerment established by the inaugural committee. This year's program emphasizes alternative forms of resistance that persist in spite of their commercialized, mainstream incarnations. The committee envisions an event that prioritizes those with intersecting marginalized identities, ensuring their concerns and their power remain central to the program. The Summit defines youth broadly, focusing on how young people change the social and political landscape by creating possibilities for self and community within it. Multiple generations are welcome to participate and share knowledge. Presenters include A1BAZAAR, Emilia Ortiz, the Free Black Women's Library, Kei W... (read more)

The Alarm Two Day Ticket: 4/12 Gramercy Theatre 4/13 Irving Plaza - Irving Plaza
April 13, 2019 - New York

Age Restriction: 16+ Unless Accompanied by a Guardian For over 150 years, Irving Plaza has been one of New York City's premier entertainment sites. Located just minutes from Union Square, the famed red marquee has displayed the names of thousands of artists, bringing them together with fans all throughout the city. Enjoy a cold beverage from our wide selection of drinks, and kick back in our lounge area before the show. No matter what genre, Irving Plaza shows are like no other.

Klezmer for Beginners - Abrons Arts Center Henry Street Settlement
Through April 13, 2019 - Manhattan

Comedic performer Morgan Bassichis, joined by musician Ethan Philbrick, brings three nights of highly relatable stories set to infectious Klezmer music to Abrons Arts Center. In Bassichis' own words, "What I lack in hard skills I more than make up for in catchy melodies and wacky twists." Henry Street Settlement Founder Lillian Wald, Amy Winehouse, and the ghosts of the Henry Street Playhouse all make appearances in these "new Jewish folktales for the whole neighborhood."

New Volunteer Information Meeting - Museum at Eldridge Street
April 14, 2019 - New York

Volunteers at the Museum at Eldridge Street are part of something bigger than just one building. Some of our volunteer opportunities are in the docent cohort! Docents are our ambassadors, our guides, and our family. By joining our docent cohort, you will learn about the history and culture at the Museum at Eldridge Street, engage with a dynamic population of visitors and guests, and meet individuals who share your love of volunteering and history. We warmly invite you to join the team as a docent, a program volunteer, or a museum volunteer and help us to share the past with visitors from around the globe. Get ready to meet fellow prospective volunteers and learn more about the training process and docent experience. We look forward to seeing you soon.

American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreted Tour - New Museum
April 14, 2019 - New York

Join a New Museum docent and an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter for a tour of our current exhibitions. Following the tour, participants are invited to join us for light refreshments. The tour is free with preregistration and includes museum admission. Please preregister here. Priority will be given to individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. Due to limited capacity, ASL students will not be permitted to attend.

The Gotham Easy - Rue-B Jazz
Through April 14, 2019 - New York

The Gotham Easy is a hot jazz band born on the mean streets of NYC. While being completely at ease playing classic standards in the time-honored New Orleans tradition, the band brings a brash vitality to music that is all too often treated as a delicate museum piece. The Gotham Easy's members have been playing together since 2006, performing at house parties, weddings, bars, clubs, speakeasies, film festivals, theaters, churches, burlesque shows, variety shows, award shows, swing dances, parades, funerals, radio stations, museums, universities, zoos, parks, libraries, European jazz festivals, NFL games, and Jazz at Lincoln Center. Whether revitalizing the traditional jazz canon with their excitement and energy, or whipping an audience into a frenzy with their raucous original compositions, the Gotham Easy brings the music of the early 20th century into the early 21st century with a fresh style and attitude

THE MAIDS - Paradise Factory
Through April 14, 2019 - New York

“Now I have my own dress, and I am your equal.” Two sisters, maids to a wealthy society woman, act out fantasies of class, love and revenge while the lady of the house is out on a romantic rendezvous. As their games intensify, the incipient violence escalates as they await Madame's return. Cast/Creative Team for THE MAIDS: Starring Erin Cronican, Christine Redhead, and Gaia Visnar. Directed by Erin Cronican. Lighting Design by Eve Banti. Sound Design by Brandon Walker. Costume Design by Erin Cronican.

Faust 2.0 - Mabou Mines Theater
Through April 14, 2019 - New York

Faust 2.0 re-imagines Part II of Goethe's 19th-century masterwork by exploring contemporary themes of globalization, economics, the environment, and gender politics. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in Partnership with the City Council, New York State Council on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts.

MEASURE FOR MEASURE - Paradise Factory
Through April 14, 2019 - New York

“Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall.” The Duke of Vienna sets off on a diplomatic mission abroad and hands over power to the austere Lord Angelo, who enforces the city’s long-dormant moral code with draconian zeal. But when a pious young nun comes to Angelo to plead for the life of her doomed brother, she sets in motion a series of events that test the limits of human will, and reveal a tangled web of desire and deception. Cast/Creative Team for MEASURE FOR MEASURE: Starring Rusty Flounders, Robin Friend, William Ketter, Jared Mason Murray, Candice Oden, Sabrina Schlegel-Mejia, and Brandon Walker. Directed by Brandon Walker. Lighting Design by Eve Banti. Sound Design by Brandon Walker. Costume Design by Erin Cronican.

Shareholder Value - Theater For the New City
Through April 14, 2019 - New York

THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY presents SHAREHOLDER VALUE, a new play by Tom Attea where stocks plummet and tensions soar. This play, which reunites the playwright with director Mark Marcante and composer Arthur Abrams, the team behind Heather Smiley for President, America’s Favorite Newscaster, and An American Worker is based loosely on the meltdown at General Electric. It centers around the struggles the CEO of a troubled conglomerate faces to deliver what he must every quarter, regardless of the problems the company runs into. The production will play a limited engagement from Thursday, March 21st through Sunday, April 14th at Theater For the New City (155 1st Avenue at East 10th Street). Like all CEO's of publicly held conglomerates, Dennis Holland of the fictional company Total Electric must deliver one thing: SHAREHOLDER VALUE. From the financial crisis of 2008 through the present, Holland scrambles to implement short-sighted ways to deliver quarterly profits, including spinning off divisions and green lighting cutbacks, consistently favoring quick fixes over long-term strategy. An activist investor challenges his leadership, and when the CEO decides to sell the light-bulb divi... (read more)

Outside the Box Gallery Talks: Eric N. Mack on 'Nari Ward: We the People' - New Museum
April 18, 2019 - New York

Join artist Eric N. Mack for a special gallery talk on the exhibition "Nari Ward: We the People." Outside the Box offers gallery-based talks given by a variety of guest speakers over the course of a season. In this series, lecturers with diverse backgrounds and affinities will address the New Museum's exhibition "Nari Ward: We the People" in forty-five- to sixty-minute presentations taking place in the Museum's galleries. Emphasizing the Museum's strong commitment to new art and new ideas, Outside the Box Gallery Talks are open to the public and are intended to provide participants with multidisciplinary perspectives on New Museum exhibitions. To this end, lecturers will speak about the exhibition or themes emergent in Ward's works from the various positions they occupy—be they academic, artistic, personal, political, or otherwise. With their distinct individual relationships to the artist and works on view, lecturers will engage in rich investigations that will illuminate and probe the Museum's current exhibition program.

Broods - Don't Feed the Pop Monster - Irving Plaza
April 18, 2019 - New york

The title to BROODS' new album may sound like a warning, but it's really a self-reminder. After years of attempting to artfully navigate the pop landscape, the New Zealand-bred duo decided to drop all pretense and get back to embracing their purest and strangest instincts—a process that's joyfully documented on Don't Feed the Pop Monster. "Our goal was to make songs that are true to us, without hiding behind any kind of façade," says Georgia Nott, who co-founded BROODS with her brother Caleb in 2013. "Instead of overthinking everything like, Is that too weird? or Does this make enough sense?, we made a point of just completely trusting in ourselves and trusting in each other.

My Sexual, Spiritual Awakening - Dixon Place
April 19, 2019 - New York

Leya Van Doren An intimate and hilarious look into one woman's journey of growing up and finding sexual freedom through the power of being a woman. Leya dives into her own experiences revealing how she found sex as a pathway to spiritual enlightenment. Mix this with poignant themes of shame and how we view pleasure, and you have an immersive experience of a woman becoming one with the universe.

Children of Bodom - Hexed - Irving Plaza
April 19, 2019 - New york

Children of Bodom Formed in Espoo, Finland in 1993 originally under the moniker Inearthed, CHILDREN OF BODOM had an extraordinary start to their career. Their '90s take off was so impressive that many new metal bands still look up to it today –almost all of their albums earned platinum or gold status in Finland and over the past twenty five years they've become regulars on some of the world's biggest stages. 2019 beckons in a new era for a revitalized and bloodthirsty Hate Crew, who will present their 10thstudio album Hexed on March 8th. It's been three years since the release of I Worship Chaos and Bodom have taken time out around touring to carefully develop this new work, which packs a hell of a punch. History tells us that having an extensive time frame to work on a project can often result in procrastination and loss of focus –but with Hexed the reverse has manifest in this 11 track, impressively stripped back melo-death, rock-n-roll-rampage. In an album packed full of killer tracks, 'Under Grass and Clover'-once more, a song blessed with melodies that evoke images of both '70s prog and '80s pop metal -has been picked out for extra attention by Alexi. "It's a track that peop... (read more)

Earth Day New York 2019 - Union Square Park
April 23, 2019 - New York

Join the most high-traffic Earth Day event in the country! Our annual outdoor Earth Day New York 2019 event features dozens of organizations, including environmental non-profits, green businesses, kids' activities, and live performances. With more than 70 organizations represented, there is something for everyone. Learn how to green your life in simple and impactful ways!

D. Watkins and Yahdon Israel on the 2nd Floor - Strand Book Store
April 23, 2019 - New York

Join us on the second floor as writer Salon columnist D. Watkins sits down with writer and host Yahdon Israel to share his new book! While author D. Watkins is pleased about the number of books exploring issues of race that are being published, there's one crucial aspect of contemporary black life that doesn't get enough attention: the hood. The Baltimore native knows firsthand what it means to live in poverty, where violence and drugs are inescapable. As he sees it, the perspective of people who live in poor black communities is largely absent from the work of many of the top intellectuals who speak and write about race. Now, D. Watkins is here to tell his truth. Built upon Watkins's own experiences, We Speak for Ourselves eases us into the bigger conversation about race and the various issues affecting poor black neighborhoods in America. Unapologetic and eye-opening, We Speak for Ourselves identifies and addresses a range of issues affecting these low-income communities—such as the trouble with misrepresentation and why we need more than one black voice—and sheds light on the harsh realities of daily life. Additionally, Watkins examines various crucial activist movements, incl... (read more)

Kgb: Hofstra Mfa Reading - KGB Bar
April 26, 2019 - New York

KGB: Hofstra MFA Reading

For Freedoms: Where Do We Go From Here? - International Center of Photography (Museum)
Through April 28, 2019 - New York

In the wake of the 2018 midterm elections, ICP’s new exhibition "For Freedoms: Where Do We Go From Here?" explores the role of art and visual representation in American civic life through the work of the For Freedoms collective. The exhibition features work from their 50 State Initiative—composed of a network of over 300 artists and 200 institutional partners—which featured concurrent exhibitions, art installations, and public programs as well as a nationwide artist-designed billboard campaign in all 50 states including DC and Puerto Rico, in the lead up to the midterm elections. Also central to the 50 State Initiative is the collective’s series of photographs that re-envision American artist Norman Rockwell’s Four Freedoms paintings—depicting freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear, as articulated by Franklin D. Roosevelt’s 1941 State of the Union address—which will be on the view for the first time. For Freedoms’ stylized scenes of the everyday reference Rockwell’s iconic style while bringing new, more inclusive representations of the country to the discussion of our core values. Members of For Freedoms will be in residence at the ICP Museu... (read more)

The Theater at the 14th Street Y Announces the 2018-2019 Season LGBTQ+ Series - 14th Street Y
Through April 28, 2019 - New York

The Theater at the 14th Street Y Announces the 2018-2019 Season LGBTQ+ Series NEW YORK - The Theater at the 14th Street Y continues to honor the edgy, diverse, and rich history of innovative culture making in the East Village for people of all ages with the 2018-2019 LGBTQ+ Series. The series kicked off on November 12, 2018 with #NastyWomen, A Night of Female Resistance Comedy and runs through April 2019. "For our season of War & Peace, we knew that artists from the LGBTQ community would have a strong reaction to the theme. Coming out can often feel like war and creating a family can bring much needed peace. Our LGBTQ offerings this season have addressed the gamut, from Vietnam Veterans coming to terms with their sexuality to a TYA show with a non-gender binary protagonist to a piece about a modern family facing discrimination from within.  Our theater is a safe place for provocative work that will inspire conversation, debate and hopefully action," said Ronit Muszkatblit, Artistic Director. 2018-2019 LGBTQ+ Series: The Baby Monitor  Different Translation  November 29 - December 16, 2018 Written by David Stallings, directed by Antonio Miniño  When Claire's concerns ... (read more)

Mo Welch + Cecily Strong: How to Die Alone - Strand Book Store
May 06, 2019 - New York

There's an entire industry built on the idea of helping people to push hard and succeed in love, work, fitness, and finances. But what about those people who would so much rather stay home and eat pizza with the cat while binge-watching Netflix? Who's telling them that it's OK to be a couch potato? Blair, that's who. The creation of cartoonist and stand-up comic Mo Welch, Blair is the awkward, self-deprecating, totally relatable anti-heroine who already has 65,000 followers on Instagram and an animated show on TBS Digital. Now Blair is the face, the voice, and the attitude of How to Die Alone, the perfect self-help book for not helping yourself—and a funny, irreverent gift for millennials struggling to "adult." Forget winning friends and influencing people—here's advice on how to win the Worst Friend Award instead, including: Always be late, never offer to drive (anywhere), and treat your friend's kitchen like an open bar. Plus the ins and outs of terrible dates, permission to eat cookies instead of going to the gym, and how to treat your job like the inconvenience that it is. It's the genuinely funny, tongue-in-cheek guide to just saying no. Join us as Mo Welch shares her hilar... (read more)

Zero Fatigue & Otw Presents Smino - Hoopti Tour - Irving Plaza
May 08, 2019 - New york

After a year and a half on the road traversing the globe in support of his groundbreaking and critically acclaimed debut album, blkswn, Smino, the multihyphenate artist, is ready to embark on something new. Noir is a record about the present, about life now, he says, an experience that is far more complex and challenging. He's still writing songs every day, but now his songs reflect a changing Smino, one dealing with "adult shit." Exponential growth is the reward. "I guess growth for me means understanding shit and being able to make music intentionally," he says. Music runs through his veins; it's genetically embedded. Smino's grandfather, father, and mother were musicians, and the rapper and singer began playing drums in his native St. Louis at an early age. After a brief stint at Columbia College and a move back to his hometown, he returned to Chicago where he connected with Classick Studios and released his first two EPs, S!ck S!ck S!ck and blkjptr. In 2017, he dropped blkswn, which Rolling Stone hailed as one of the 40 best rap albums of the year. Noir is about intentional fun. Smino once again collaborated with trusted producers like LBoogie, Sango, and Zero Fatigue member... (read more)

Ecological City - Goldie Chu Community Room
Through May 08, 2019 - New York

Ecological City is a cultural and climate action project engaging the Lower East Side community through creative strategies co-creating a theatrical pageant and environmental actions to develop and bring together climate resiliency and ecological sustainability plans, policies and solutions within the gardens, neighborhood and waterfront of the Lower East Side of New York City, and its contribution to city and global climate challenges.

Ecological City - Goldie Chu Community Room
Through May 08, 2019 - New York

Ecological City is a cultural and climate action project engaging the Lower East Side community through creative strategies co-creating a theatrical pageant and environmental actions to develop and bring together climate resiliency and ecological sustainability plans, policies and solutions within the gardens, neighborhood and waterfront of the Lower East Side of New York City, and its contribution to city and global climate challenges.

Ecological City Costume/Puppet Workshops - Two Bridges Neighborhood Council
Through May 08, 2019 - New York

EARTH CELEBRATIONS' ECOLOGICAL CITY - PUPPET & COSTUME WORKSHOPS - MARCH 2 - MAY 8 Volunteers are invited to participate in our workshops led by Earth Celebrations' Artists-in-Residence to create spectacular visual art, giant puppets, and costumes for the culminating Ecological City: Procession for Climate Solutions celebrating and bringing together climate resiliency and ecological sustainability initiatives throughout the gardens, neighborhood and East River Park waterfront on the Lower East Side. -Costume Workshops: WEDNESDAYS, 6-9pm with artist Yelaine Rodriguez -Puppet Workshops: SATURDAYS, 12-4pm with artist Lucrecia Novoa @ Two Bridges Neighborhood Council (Community Room) 82 Rutgers Slip (btw. FDR & Cherry St. LES - F train to E. Broadway - walk two blocks east) Workshops are free of cost - please register here: http://earthcelebrations.com/register-ecological-city-workshops-2/ For more information: http://earthcelebrations.com/

Ecological City: Procession for Climate Solutions - Sixth Street Community Center
May 11, 2019 - New York

Join Earth Celebrations' 2nd annual ECOLOGICAL CITY PAGEANT, on Saturday May 11, 2019 (Rain date- May 12), is a climate action, ecological urban pilgrimage and performance art event featuring a spectacular 6 hour procession of visual art, giant puppets and costumes with 20 site performances of dance, music, theater and poetry celebrating sustainability solutions throughout the community gardens, neighborhood and East River Park waterfront on the Lower East Side of New York City. For more information: http://earthcelebrations.com/ecological-city-project/ VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – SIGN UP – PARTICIPATE IN THE ECOLOGICAL CITY PAGEANT PAGEANT DAY: Volunteers are needed to participate for various roles. Sign up today! -Wear a spectacular ecological costume, direct puppets, marshal parade, direct make-up/body painting, photograph/video document and more… -Marshals/ Key Performers needed: 8am-6pm / Make-Up artists 8am-12pm Sign up here: http://earthcelebrations.com/volunteer-ecological-city-sign/

The Theater at the 14th Street Y Announces the 2018-2019 Season Family Series - 14th Street Y
Through May 30, 2019 - New York

The Theater at the 14th Street Y Announces the 2018-2019 Season Family Series NEW YORK - The Theater at the 14th Street Y continues tohonor the edgy, diverse, and rich history of innovative culture-making in the East Village for people of all ages with the 2018-2019 Family Series. The series kicks-off on October 20, 2018 with The Not-So-Spooky Ghost and runs through May 2019. "Ever since I was a child, I can remember sitting in the theater, waiting as the lights went down for the magic to start. From the age of two, my mother would schlep us to see new worlds and experience foreign types of movement, sounds and music. She believed in exposing us to all parts of our imagination, building paths towards new unknowns. Here at the 14the Street Y Theater, we also believe that all children should experience that magic, sit excitedly for unknowns, and meet new characters for their imagination to take into new worlds. We want to create a platform that will enable artists to weave their magic for our kids. That is why we have started incubating and supporting a Theater for Young Audiences series. This year we are launching this series with 5 new plays and events that will shar... (read more)

Art After Stonewall, 1969–1989 - Grey Art Gallery
Through July 20, 2019 - New York

Exploring the impact of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBTQ) civil-rights movement on the art world, Art After Stonewall, 1969–1989 will open during the 50th anniversary year of the Stonewall Riots of 1969, a crucial victory in the gay liberation movement. Comprising some 150 artworks and documents, the exhibition focuses on works by such openly LGBTQ artists as Nan Goldin, Holly Hughes, Robert Mapplethorpe, Tim Miller, Catherine Opie, and Andy Warhol. It also examines engagement with the emerging queer subculture in the art of Vito Acconci, Diane Arbus, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Lynda Benglis, and Karen Finley. Comprising performance art, photography, painting, sculpture, film clips, video, and music alongside historical documents, the exhibition will be presented in two venues: the Grey Art Gallery, NYU, and the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, New York. Organized by the Columbus Museum of Art, Art After Stonewall is curated by Jonathan Weinberg, Tyler Cann, and Drew Sawyer, and will be accompanied by an illustrated catalogue.

The Infinite Wrench - Kraine Theater
Through March 03, 2020 - New York

The Infinite Wrench is a mechanism that unleashes a barrage of two-minute plays for a live audience. Each play offers something different, be it funny, profound, elegant, disgusting, topical, irrelevant, terrifying, or a song; all are truthful and tackle the here-and-now, inspired by the lived experiences of the performers. With new plays every week, The Infinite Wrench is the Neo-Futurists’ ongoing and ever-changing attempt to shift the conventions of live performance and speak to audiences including those unreached or unmoved by traditional theater. The Infinite Wrench runs every weekend (except the last 2 weeks of December). Different show every time! If you’ve seen the show once, you’ve seen the show once.

YY Dance Company - Peridance Capezio Theater
Through September 24, 2107 - New York

Dancer/choreographer Yiin Yue presents her YY Dance Company in a program of her explosive works, performed by an ensemble of stellar dancers. The Shanghai native has already received commissions from Hubbard Street 2 in Chicago, and her company has performed at Jacob's Pillow, Dancenow, and the Schrit-tmacher Dance Festival in Germany.

Fine Art Auction October 20 and 27 – Works by Leading Artists of the Salmagundi Club - Salmagundi Club
Through October 28, 2107 - New York

The Salmagundi Club, a leading center for fine artists presents its annual fall auctions. Auctions will be held on October 20 and 27, 2017 at 8:00 p.m., at the Club’s historic brownstone mansion at 47 Fifth Avenue, New York City. To view the art online and bid now, visit liveauctioneers.com and search for Salmagundi.

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