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

March 23, 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.

Robert Will Show You the Door - Dixon Place
March 23, 2019 - New York

Susan Jeremy with special guest Phillip Giambri On her journey for show biz success, Susan has had to endure many jobs, from her first job at a fast food joint in Long Island to a cigarette girl in Los Angeles to a diamond runner in Manhattan. Though she has learned a little about herself with each job, she also learned that she does not fit into the box. This show is about finding her truth: she is FIRE-able and allergic to polyester uniforms.

Mansionair - The Bowery Ballroom
March 23, 2019 - New York

Sydney-based trio Mansionair made their debut with breakout hit 'Hold Me Down' which made radio waves from the clubs of Australia, over to Paris and across the ocean to Brooklyn. It all began in 2014 when singer Jack Froggatt, who had been playing the local music scene, accepted an invitation to top-line a suite of production beats by producer/guitarist Lachlan Bostock and drummer/producer Alex Nicholls. "Hold Me Down," a mélange of ethereal falsetto and ambient-synth-pop, hit one million views in just two months, brought together the individual talents of each musician and solidified the formation of the three-piece band now known as Mansionair. Soon after, the band signed to Glassnote Records and were handpicked by genre-bending trio CHVRCHES to open on their headline tour across the USA, UK, and Europe. Mansionair went on to join Alt-J and Florence & The Machine on the road, most recently wrapping up a tour with London Grammar. At the tail end of 2016, Mansionair released bristling track 'Easier,' which has now reached over 12 million streams, a testament to the fan-base they've created in such a short period of time. While working on their latest offering, the band collaborated... (read more)

Roots - Dixon Place
March 23, 2019 - New York

Featuring Justine Hall, Kevis Hillocks, Erin Margaret Pettigrew, and Jarvis Tomdio, Roots is centered on a fictional college professor of English, Bro. MoreCourage, who has been promoted to Department Chair at a prestigious university. His celebration dinner is attended by characters from fiction and history who offer a perspective on the intersection between success and tragedy. Bro. MoreCourage, like his unsung dinner guests, suffers loss to achieve upward mobility. But to maintain his security, he chooses to adopt the traits of an oppressive system that his guests confront.

[n]Gender - Dixon Place
March 23, 2019 - New York

Come celebrate and explode gender at this new variety show! What does gender have to do with aerial acrobatics, burlesque, puppetry, video projections, variety arts, and spinach? Nothing! Everything! The premiere of [n]Gender, a 2018 winner of Bindlestiff Family Cirkus's First of May Award, will range from the bawdy to the spiritual to the psychedelic. Let your freak flag fly. If you don't have a freak flag, we'll help you make one. Program made possible, in part, by support from Bindlestiff Family Variety Arts, Inc. and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

Luc Moutin Trio - Rue-B Jazz
March 23, 2019 - New York

Luc Moutin Trio

The Path Of Oil - Anthology Film Archives
March 23, 2019 - New York

"In the interval between BEFORE THE REVOLUTION and PARTNER, Bertolucci directed his only substantial documentary, a fascinating exploration of the 'path of oil,' following its extraction in Iran to its dispersal throughout Europe. Commissioned by Eni, the nationalized petroleum company of Italy, Bertolucci's meditation on the complex process of gas production seems nonetheless slyly preoccupied by the colonial enterprise underlying it; Middle Eastern nations supply the raw materials of modernity but don't benefit from its advancements. Divided into three parts, Bertolucci's grandly shot black-and-white film experiments with the nonfiction form as he discovers aesthetic riches buried in its substrate." –Steve Seid, PACIFIC FILM ARCHIVE

Trans Film: The Films Of Suzie Silver, Program 1: Alternate Imaginaries - Anthology Film Archives
March 23, 2019 - New York

Over a career spanning the last thirty years, artist and filmmaker Suzie Silver has been persistently re-imagining human desires through the lenses of science fiction, drag, camp, and myth. We are thrilled to present two programs of her highly collaborative work, including early projects that helped define the canon of queer and trans video and performance, and new works that continue to expand upon it today. OBLIGATE SYMBIONTS OF COLUBUS GRAND takes us into an imagined cosmology 45.3 light years away where beings enact ritualized dance, while STINKHORN is the latest edition of Silver's work exploring fairy tales and mythic stories. ERIC MOE'S IDYLL reveals the mating rituals of forest nymphs, while THE HAPPIEST DAY creates a realm of innocence and pleasure in which historic performances are reenacted. A SPY: HESTER REEVE DOES THE DOORS is perhaps Silver's best-known work, wherein drag king Reeve performs to The Doors' "The Spy," clad as Jesus Christ with small, painted portraits on each breast. NEBULA creates an immersive kaleidoscopic sensory viewing experience, and FREEBIRD features Silver performing in drag the infamous Southern rock anthem that inspired an entire generation of... (read more)

Trans Film: The Films Of Suzie Silver, Program 2: Testing One Two: Trans-q Tv - Anthology Film Archives
March 23, 2019 - New York

In 2014, Suzie Silver began producing an episodic work called TRANS-Q TELEVISION. It is a playful and provocative video variety show reveling in the fluidity of gender and sexuality. Created with Scott Andrew, and in collaboration with a wide range of talent, the programs include stand-up theory, micro-documentaries, interviews, video art, animation, literary presentations, performance art, music, and much more. A Dadaist Variety Show for the 21st Century, it is a truly twisted mix of Sonny and Cher, SESAME STREET, ANDY WARHOL'S TV, Ernie Kovacs, Flip Wilson, Carol Burnett, WIGSTOCK, and PEE WEE'S PLAYHOUSE. We are pleased to present both completed episodes, as well as the special edition of TRANS-Q TV.

Once Upon A Time In The West - Anthology Film Archives
March 23, 2019 - New York

"The iconic opening sets an indelible scene: in a barren desert landscape in the American Old West, lone figures lurk around a remote railway station, waiting. The composer Ennio Morricone fills this scene with the sounds of weathered infrastructure, creaking under footfalls and whistling in the wind. When at last the train pulls in, its rhythmic huffing is monumental, signaling that the railway has an outsized impact on this land and its inhabitants. Along with the modern conveniences it brings, the train is a harbinger of violent upheaval; it is both a sustaining and destructive force. The original story was co-written by Leone, Dario Argento, and Bernardo Bertolucci, and features blue-eyed Henry Fonda cast convincingly against type as a cold-blooded villain." –Rebecca Cleman

Hazey Eyes - Mercury Lounge
March 23, 2019 - New York

Age Limit: 16 and Over His soul comes alive on the dancefloor. Ascribed as "emotional dance music," Hazey Eyes calls upon the throbbing heartache of the early '00s alt-rock epoch while splicing it with shimmering indie and electronica aesthetics. He pulls on those strings once again for his upcoming EP, Scars, an effervescent elixir of gluey hip-hop and mood-based pop-art. Only 22 years old, mastermind Thomas Michel has cultivated 63 million streams on Spotify alone, so, it's no surprise he's landed touring gigs with Shallou and Petit Biscuit. The new project is Michel at his most vulnerable. Opener "Scars," featuring Yoke Lore, sees him reveling in the past and its lasting imprint on his skin. "I will always fall hard" echoes one of his most candid lyrics, paired with a glittering, erratic beat to calm his nerves. "Hungover You," alongside Moli, buzzes the fingertips but swerves more freely between somber lo-fi whispers and the feverish club-rave we've come to bask in. The Dresage-featuring "Living Wild" washes over the listener in cool drip-drops, while "Stuck in Ya Game" with Appleby explodes like confetti on the eardrums. What is most impressive is Michel's fearlessness in the... (read more)

Saturday Showcase in the East Village - New York Comedy Club
March 23, 2019 - New York

Get the authentic NYC stand up comedy experience at New York Comedy Club! Enjoy a nightly showcase of the best comedians in the city, hot up-and-comers, plus hotshot celebrity drop ins, national and international touring comics and more surprises! Our regulars include Judah Friedlander, Todd Barry, Andrew Schulz, Christian Finnegan, Bonnie McFarlane, Sherrod Small, Ari Shaffir, Ricky Velez, Yamaneika Saunders, Jay Oakerson, Matt Richards, Carly Aquilino, Carmen Lynch, Lenny Marcus, Mike Britt, Sarah Tollemache, Adrienne Iapalucci, Emma Willmann, James Mattern, Anthony Devito, Greg Stone, Aaron Berg, Mike Cannon, Jon Laster, Josh Gondelman, Matt Pavich, Nore Davis, Neko White, Corinne Fisher, Krystyna Hutchinson, Wendi Starling, Nathan Macintosh, Gary Vider, Sam Morril, Joe List, Mark Normand, Subhah Agarwal, Dante Nero, Chuck Nice and more!

Saturday Night Headliners on 4th St. - New York Comedy Club
March 23, 2019 - New York

Wondering what to do in the East Village? Our New York stand up comedy showcase is one of the most fun things to do on a weeknight! From a casual date night to a spontaneous friends night out, you can’t miss with an incredible stand up show that will become a great conversation piece over drinks or dinner later tonight and a favorite memory for years to come! Tonight’s show features: Lineup TBA

Laughing Buddha ft. Janeane Garofalo - New York Comedy Club
March 23, 2019 - New York

Laughing Buddha Comedy presents an evening of NYC’s emerging comics as they join Jeff Lawrence and Janeane Garofalo for a hilarious night of laughter.

The Slipper Room Show: Mr. Choade's Upstairs Downstairs - The Slipper Room
March 23, 2019 - New York

This event is 21 and over The show that started a worldwide movement. NYC's longest-running variety show and still the best.

The Slipper Room Midnight Show (12am & 1am sets) - The Slipper Room
March 23, 2019 - New York

This event is 21 and over Late night risqué shenanigans for those who like to go all night long.

Vhs Collection: 'Retrofuturism' North American Tour 2019 - Irving Plaza
March 23, 2019 - New York

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.

Saturday Night Headliners on 4th St. - New York Comedy Club
March 23, 2019 - New York

Wondering what to do in the East Village? Our New York stand up comedy showcase is one of the most fun things to do on a weeknight! From a casual date night to a spontaneous friends night out, you can't miss with an incredible stand up show that will become a great conversation piece over drinks or dinner later tonight and a favorite memory for years to come Ages 16 and up only Standard two drink minimum per person Individual comedian appearances subject to change without notice

Saturday Showcase in the East Village - New York Comedy Club
March 23, 2019 - New York

Get the authentic NYC stand up comedy experience at New York Comedy Club! Enjoy a nightly showcase of the best comedians in the city, hot up-and-comers, plus hotshot celebrity drop ins, national and international touring comics and more surprises! Our regulars include Judah Friedlander, Todd Barry, Andrew Schulz, Christian Finnegan, Bonnie McFarlane, Sherrod Small, Ari Shaffir, Ricky Velez, Yamaneika Saunders, Jay Oakerson, Matt Richards, Carly Aquilino, Carmen Lynch, Lenny Marcus, Mike Britt, Sarah Tollemache, Adrienne Iapalucci, Emma Willmann, James Mattern, Anthony Devito, Greg Stone, Aaron Berg, Mike Cannon, Jon Laster, Josh Gondelman, Matt Pavich, Nore Davis, Neko White, Corinne Fisher, Krystyna Hutchinson, Wendi Starling, Nathan Macintosh, Gary Vider, Sam Morril, Joe List, Mark Normand, Subhah Agarwal, Dante Nero, Chuck Nice and more Ages 16 and up only Standard two drink minimum per person Individual comedian appearances subject to change without notice

Satire and Humor Festival: In Conversation + Diversity in Humor Panel - Caveat
March 23, 2019 - New York

Literary humorists reading their most literary humor! An Evening of Humorous Readings is a long-running, popular show of literary humorists reading their most literary humor! The show is a showcase of short humor, like the kind you find on McSweeney's or Shouts and Murmurs, read aloud by the people who wrote them. An Evening of Humorous Readings has featured writers from Saturday Night Live, Late Night with Seth Meyers, The Onion, The New Yorker, and more!

The Pleasure Project - The Kraine Theater
Through March 23, 2019 - New York

Fri, March 22 at 8:30pm & Sat, March 23 at 8pm The world is ending and humanity is doomed. President Pussygrabber and Supreme Leader Lil Kim have come to blows and nuclear annihilation is nigh. Five aliens living amongst us as human women pose the very serious question: Can the clitoris save humanity? The Pleasure Project is an internationally-acclaimed sci-fi comedy show, a celebration of female sexual empowerment, an "eye-opening exploration of just how important this beautiful, tiny creation really is." (The Adelaidian) "Funny, engaging, informative and empowering, The Pleasure Project is a performance you will leave feeling inspired, fulfilled and ready to change the world. Bogle tackles controversial issues such as sex, feminism, religion, spirituality and politics with revolutionary candor and style." -Ms. Magazine $15-$20. Presented by Ava Bogle Productions. http://www.thepleasureprojectshow.com thepleasureprojectshow@gmail.com

The Steel Beast - Anthology Film Archives
March 24, 2019 - New York

This daring collage of rhythms, abstractions, superimpositions, and wild shots of the railroad and other machines, made by the great German photographer Zielke, was originally commissioned to celebrate the centennial of the Nuremburg-Furth railroad line, and later banned by the Third Reich for "decadent aesthetics." French film critic Jean Mitry made this film poem to honor the largest French steam locomotive, the Pacific. The montage of speeding wheels, pistons and gears; the parallel lines of rails and wires; a stoker furiously shoveling coal in concert with the score – together these elements visually and musically describe the exhilaration of the train's motion.

Trans Film: Kairos Dirt And The Errant Vacuum - Anthology Film Archives
March 24, 2019 - New York

A middle school lunch lady and mystical non-binary student have an unusual relationship. Through dreams the two make intimate contact with an otherworldly trans being who occupies a carnal dimension of death and sex-driven existence. Amid the post-industrial decay of the American South, a disparate band of nobodies including fellow lunch ladies, a mortician, a trans elder, a ministry worker, and a lesbian hospice provider all encounter the otherworldly being, known only as Kairos Dirt. A spiritual medium/phone sex operator is called upon to help transport these nobodies into this carnal dream-dimension. Television monitors, radio frequencies, and orifices all become portals to access this dimension. The characters must ask, "What is dream? What is reality? What must we give up to become something else?"

Trans Film: Hanky Code - Anthology Film Archives
March 24, 2019 - New York

Before Internet dating and hookup apps, The Handkerchief code was largely used by gay men in the 1970s to distinguish sexual preferences and fetishes in gay clubs and on the streets of places like San Francisco and New York. In HANKY CODE, San Francisco's queer experimental film collective Periwinkle Cinema brings together queer and trans filmmakers across a spectrum of genres, styles, genders, and locations to dissect the code in this epic anthology feature comprised of 25 short films. Each filmmaker or filmmaking team tells a story of a different color/fetish of the code. Films range from narrative to experimental to erotic and animated, with many films redefining the traditional code with colors, patterns, and fetishes according to the creative interpretation of the artist. Audience members are invited to flag their hankies at the screening.

Canal Zone - Anthology Film Archives
March 24, 2019 - New York

CANAL ZONE is about the people who live and work in the Panama Canal Zone and shows both the operation of the Canal and the various governmental agencies – business, military, and civilian – related to the functioning of the Canal and the lives of the Americans in the zone. The film includes sequences of ships in transit, the work of special canal pilots, aspects of the civil government, the work of the military, and the social, religious, and recreational life of the Zonians.

Jay Critch 'Hood Favorite' Tour - Irving Plaza
March 24, 2019 - New York

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.

Rr: Red Hen Press - KGB Bar
March 24, 2019 - New York

Red Hen Press is proud to present Joe Jimenez, Dolores Hayden, and heidi andrea restrepo rhodes at the famed KGB Bar Red Room for a night of unforgettable poetry. Joe Jiménez is the author of the poetry collection The Possibilities of Mud and Bloodline, a young adult novel. Jiménez is the recipient of the 2016 Letras Latinas/ Red Hen Press Poetry Prize. His poems have appeared on the PBS NewsHour and Lambda Literary sites. Jiménez was recently awarded a Lucas Artists Literary Artists Fellowship from 2017 to 2020. He lives in San Antonio, Texas, and is a member of the Macondo Writers Workshop. For more information, visit joejimenez.net. DOLORES HAYDEN, award-winning poet and historian of American landscapes, engages the lives of daredevil pilots—women and men from the earliest years of aviation—in Exuberance, her third poetry collection. Hayden's poems have appeared in Poetry, the Common, Ecotone, Raritan, Shenandoah, the Yale Review, Southwest Review, Best American Poetry, and Poetry Daily. Author of American Yard (2004) and Nymph, Dun, and Spinner (2010), she's received awards from the Poetry Society of America and the New England Poetry Club, and residencies in poetry from Dj... (read more)

Nyc Teen Author Festival Kick-Off Event - Strand Book Store
March 24, 2019 - New York

We're excited to be kicking off New York's Teen Author Festival for the third year in a row with a panel of talented young authors! Featured authors include: Kayla Cagan Jimmy Cajoleas Kevin Emerson Amy Ewing Katherine Locke Shawn Sarles Hosted by David Levithan! Join us in the Rare Book Room as we once again kick off NYCTAF! This event is free to attend and copies of the author's books will be available at the event. Please Note: If you want to get a book signed from any of the attending authors, you must purchase any of the featured books at the event.

Weekender Comedy Show - New York Comedy Club
March 24, 2019 - New York

The weekend's not ever yet! Cap off a good time with more good times! Our Sunday night shows feature the hottest comics from around the city and the world. Our regulars include Judah Friedlander, Todd Barry, Andrew Schulz, Christian Finnegan, Bonnie McFarlane, Sherrod Small, Ari Shaffir, Ricky Velez, Yamaneika Saunders, Jay Oakerson, Matt Richards, Carly Aquilino, Carmen Lynch, Lenny Marcus, Mike Britt, Sarah Tollemache, Adrienne Iapalucci, Emma Willmann, James Mattern, Anthony Devito, Greg Stone, Aaron Berg, Mike Cannon, Jon Laster, Josh Gondelman, Matt Pavich, Nore Davis, Neko White, Corinne Fisher, Krystyna Hutchinson, Wendi Starling, Nathan Macintosh, Gary Vider, Sam Morril, Joe List, Mark Normand, Subhah Agarwal, Dante Nero, Chuck Nice and more Ages 16 and up only Standard two drink minimum per person Individual comedian appearances subject to change without notice

"Adaku's Revolt" at Abrons Arts Center - Abrons Arts Center
Through March 24, 2019 - New York

Presented as part of the TILT Kids Festival, in partnership with Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) "Adaku’s Revolt," created and performed by Okwui Okpokwasili and designed and directed by Peter Born, is an interdisciplinary performance about one young black girl’s revolt against normative standards of beauty: a revolt against normalizing the pain that one must endure to achieve conventional standards of beauty, against enduring the physical scarring that is an inevitable result of using chemical straighteners or iron hot combs, against accepting that her natural hair should be a source of humiliation, and against the insidious self-loathing that might seed itself in the fertile ground of that humiliation.

Jennifer Eberhardt: Biased with Wes Moore - Strand Book Store
March 27, 2019 - New York

You don't have to be racist to be biased. Unconscious bias can be at work without our realizing it, and even when we genuinely wish to treat all people equally, ingrained stereotypes can infect our visual perception, attention, memory, and behavior. This has an impact on education, employment, housing, and criminal justice. In Biased, with a perspective that is at once scientific, investigative, and informed by personal experience, Jennifer Eberhardt offers us insights into the dilemma and a path forward. Eberhardt works extensively as a consultant to law enforcement and as a psychologist at the forefront of this new field. Her research takes place in courtrooms and boardrooms, in prisons, on the street, and in classrooms and coffee shops. She shows us the subtle—and sometimes dramatic—daily repercussions of implicit bias in how teachers grade students, or managers deal with customers. It has an enormous impact on the conduct of criminal justice, from the rapid decisions police officers have to make to sentencing practices in court. Eberhardt's work and her book are both influenced by her own life, and the personal stories she shares emphasize the need for change. She has helped c... (read more)

Films By William Ferris - Anthology Film Archives
March 29, 2019 - New York

In the 1960s and 1970s, filmmaker, audio recordist, and folklorist William Ferris toured his home state of Mississippi, documenting the voices of African Americans as they spoke about and performed the diverse musical traditions that form the roots of gospel and blues. Ferris was born in Vicksburg, Mississippi, in 1942. Growing up on a working farm, he began at a young age to document the artwork, music, and lives of the people on the farm and in his local community. The archive of recordings that he created and the documentary films that he had a hand in producing have served for decades as invaluable records of the people and the culture of the Deep South.

The Soft Parade: A Tribute to The Doors - DROM
March 29, 2019 - New York

The Soft Parade is revered worldwide as THE premiere Doors tribute show. They recreate, with stunning accuracy, the primal, poetic atmosphere of a vintage Doors concert. The Soft Parade has toured 20 countries, been joined onstage by original Doors guitarist Robby Krieger and has performed hundreds of concerts worldwide. The Soft Parade was formed in 1990 by lead vocalist Joe Russo. His goal was to re-create - for today's audiences - the theatrical, poetic, primal atmosphere of a live Doors concert. He has succeeded. The Soft Parade stands as the most fascinating, convincing example of a tribute performance there could ever be. Seeing The Soft Parade is like reliving the legendary concerts Jim Morrison and The Doors performed over 30 years ago. The Soft Parade is internationally recognized as one of the most authentic, realistic tribute bands working today. From the vintage musical instruments and sound equipment right down to stage clothing and hairstyles - watching The Soft Parade is as close to seeing the Doors as anyone can possibly get.

Salute to Magic Show, 2019 - Abrons Arts Center Henry Street Settlement
March 30, 2019 - Manhattan

Asi Wind is one of magic's most influential thinkers and performers. Magicians all over the world study and perform his creations. Besides performing full time around the globe in high-end parties and corporate events he also consults for stage and TV shows. He worked on David Blaine's last TV specials on ABC and on Blaine's first live American tour where Asi was also the guest star. Asi created and performed in a sold out off-Broadway show, "Concert of the Mind," and his recent book Repertoire sold out within a few weeks of its publication. Shawn Farquhar is a two-time world champion magician whose fast-paced act encompasses hard core amazement, upbeat comedy, and fun audience participation. His performance also reveals a lifelong emotional connection to magic and he has been described as having "connected the skills of his talent with the passion in his heart." Audiences may recognize Shawn from his recent appearances on Penn & Teller: Fool Us in which he fooled Penn & Teller (twice!). He also stunned Ellen DeGeneres in a recent performance on the Ellen show. Shawn is a winner of magic's most prestigious award, the Grand Prix prize at FISM, the triannual world championship of ma... (read more)

Show & Tell: Las Vegas In 16 Parts - Anthology Film Archives
March 30, 2019 - New York

Each year forty million visitors descend on the Mojave Desert to have an encounter with chance and a timeworn narrative of excess, with the assurance that whatever they do there will disappear into oblivion. The mass media reproduces and celebrates the image of Vegas based on gratuity and transgression. LAS VEGAS IN 16 PARTS proposes a flirtatious dialogue with this collective perception through an aesthetic of appropriation. The film cannibalizes the sheen of the city's voracious capacity for spectacle: from the 1950s, when atomic explosion tests became another tourist attraction, to the present, when a male stripper turns police brutality into the sensual fantasy of a bachelorette. A documentary about a concrete city, it inversely aspires to be a fiction of an improbable collective fantasy.

Stanley Jordan Trio - Iridium
Through March 30, 2019 - 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.

Woodie King, Jr.'s New Federal Theatre to Present World Premiere of 'Looking for Leroy' by Larry Muhammad - Castillo Theater
Through March 31, 2019 - New York city

WHERE AND WHEN: Feb 28 to March 31, 2019 Castillo Theater, 543 West 42nd Street Presented by New Federal Theatre, Woodie King, Jr. Producing Director, in association with Castillo Theatre. Thur-Sat at 8:00 PM plus Sat and Sun Matinees at 2:30 PM Tickets $40 gen. Adm., $30 seniors and students. Groups (10 or more) $25 http://www.castillo.org/ Ovation tix: 866-811-4111 Producing company website: www.newfederaltheatre.com PLEASE LIST: OFF BROADWAY Running time: 90 minutes Critics are invited on or after Saturday, March 2 (2:30 PM matinee). Opens March 2. Talkbacks each week will follow selected matinee performances: Saturday March 2 and Sundays, March 10, 17, 24 and 31. Photos are available at: https://photos.app.goo.gl/kK6iFfGsiSzSHUNC6 NEW YORK, February 4 -- What is Black theater? How is it defined and by whom? What is the relationship between the Black dramatist, their creation and the Black community at large? "Looking for Leroy" by Larry Muhammad explores these questions through the legacy of LeRoi Jones/Amiri Baraka, who was one of the most important dramatists the 20th century and who defined the role of the Black playwright for our age. This two-character pla... (read more)

Releasing Words: The Cut Paper Art of Deborah Ugoretz Opening Reception - Museum at Eldridge Street
Through March 31, 2019 - New York

Celebrate the opening of the Museum's newest exhibition, featuring intricate cut-paper art by Deborah Ugoretz. Ugoretz was already a working artist when she saw traditional Jewish paper cutting work for the first time. She was dazzled by this centuries-old tradition and its creative possibilities for "visualizing Judaism," and its ability to transform a simple piece of paper into a work of art that could release words into pictorial space. This exhibition will present a retrospective of the artist's work in cut paper, ranging from traditional ketubot (elaborately decorated marriage contracts), pieces inspired by Biblical texts and prayer to more recent work that considers the traditional as a starting point to explores themes and concepts in exciting and very contemporary ways. Brief remarks will be made by Museum staff and exhibition curators.

Lilly Hiatt - Mercury Lounge
April 02, 2019 - New York

Age Limit: 21 and Over "Gonna hang on a little bit longer, sleep well, work a little harder; put my faith in something I can't see," sings Lilly Hiatt on the title track of her third LP, Trinity Lane. It's a set of honest words from an album of personal truths; a collection of songs that take stock of where she's been, where she's going and the challenges she's weathered to get there. Produced by Michael Trent of Shovels & Rope, Trinity Lane is indeed about hanging on, working hard and keeping the faith, centered on songwriting that melds the observational with the confessional and never tries to follow any particular genre code – the guitar riffs are as Seattle as they are southern, the topics are modern as they are built on the past. East Nashville's Trinity Lane is where Hiatt lives, and Trinity Lane is a document of what lives inside her. "There is a lot of hope in the album," says Hiatt about the follow-up to her sophomore LP, Royal Blue. "There is a lot of pain, but this album is a more mature response to that pain. It's taking responsibility for those emotions, and realizing what they are. A little brighter perspective. It took some time to get there." Hiatt went through ma... (read more)

Paper Cutting Workshop - Museum at Eldridge Street
Through April 02, 2019 - New York

We're turning the Museum into an art studio for this special four-evening workshop! Deborah Ugoretz, whose work is currently on exhibition at the Museum, will lead this four-session exploration of the art form she has mastered: papercutting. Participants will learn the origins and history of this centuries-old art form, and will learn the techniques needed to produce a work of their own. The act of creating is energizing and confidence building. Papercut art is a time-honored form that allows rituals to become more meaningful and heartfelt. By the end of this interactive class, participants will have made their own cut-paper masterpieces.

John Cena Meet & Greet - Strand Book Store
April 05, 2019 - New York

From superstar entertainer John Cena comes a new picture-book series all about perseverance and believing in yourself, featuring a little monster truck named Elbow Grease! Meet Elbow Grease, a little monster truck with a big problem! He's smaller than his four brothers, but wants to prove that he has the guts and the grit to do big things. He decides that entering the Demolition Derby is the perfect way to show everyone that what he lacks in horsepower he makes up for in gumption. From multi-talented mega celebrity John Cena comes this exciting story about the importance of believing in yourself and never giving up. Full of high-octane illustrations and a new character kids will cheer for, this fun and fast-paced book proves that a little Elbow Grease . . . can go a long way! Join us on the main floor of our store to meet John Cena! Please Note: Purchase of Elbow Grease from Strand is required to attend the event and meet John Cena. Books will be pre-signed. No personalizations. No memorabilia will be signed. This is a photo-op. Children under 12 years old do not need a ticket; however, the accompanying parent/guardian does need a ticket.

James M Rucinski - Theater For The New City
Through April 07, 2019 - New York City

NEW YORK, January 27 -- To update one of its perennially popular productions and share it with a wider audience, Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theatre (CAMT) will re-imagine its "Johannes Dokchtor Faust, a Petrifying Puppet Comedye," translated and directed by Vit Horejs, March 21 to April 7 at Theater for the New City, 155 First Ave., Manhattan. This classic of the Czech marionette repertoire is traditionally used to make fun of a king or a local mayor. The company's adaptation was initially developed in 1990 and its topical references will be updated to current times. The staging incorporates age-old technical tricks of Czech puppetry, including fire and thunder, hellish gargoyles and underwater creatures. The script is the first definitive American translation of the classic Czech text by the author known today only as "A.B." The production was developed by Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theater between 1991 and 1994 and it became a favorite and definitive part of its repertoire.

Jeremy Loops - Irving Plaza
April 09, 2019 - New York

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.

Queerball: A LGBTQ+ Comedy Variety Show - Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre - East Village
Through April 09, 2019 - New York

What is Queerball? QUEERBALL is a comedy variety show hosted by faggy/sexy/cool comedian, Timothy Dunn, for the L's, G's, B's, T's, Q's, I's... and everyone in between AND everyone outside the lines. We celebrate the gays and the queers, but also the ladies, the freaks, the weirdos, the neo-maxi-zoom-dweebies, the spazzes, the wonks, and all their kinds of comedy! QUEERBALL is a safe, inclusive, supportive space for comedians and audiences members to come together and GIVE EACH OTHER LIFE! All are welcome! QUEERBALL is the second Monday of every month at 10:30pm at the esteemed Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in the East Village of New York City!

Queerball: A LGBTQ+ Comedy Variety Show - Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre - East Village
Through April 09, 2019 - New York

What is Queerball? QUEERBALL is a comedy variety show hosted by faggy/sexy/cool comedian, Timothy Dunn, for the L's, G's, B's, T's, Q's, I's... and everyone in between AND everyone outside the lines. We celebrate the gays and the queers, but also the ladies, the freaks, the weirdos, the neo-maxi-zoom-dweebies, the spazzes, the wonks, and all their kinds of comedy! QUEERBALL is a safe, inclusive, supportive space for comedians and audiences members to come together and GIVE EACH OTHER LIFE! All are welcome! QUEERBALL is the second Monday of every month at 10:30pm at the esteemed Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in the East Village of New York City!

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.

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.

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)

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.

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)

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)

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/

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)

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.

Manhattan & Central Park Bike Tour - Brooklyn Giro Bike Tours
Through December 30, 2020 - New York

No other bike tour of Manhattan covers this much ground! In fact, one could argue that this scenic cycling excursion is the most fully-loaded tour of Manhattan, full stop! On a bike, you’ll see everything—every nook and cranny that you couldn’t access by any other means. You’ll also see all the greatest hits: the Brooklyn Bridge, The Manhattan Bridge, Lady Liberty and all the postcard architecture recognized the world over. But for many, the star of this Manhattan bike tour is the nearly 6-mile loop you take through Central Park. This stretch of the Manhattan adventure is a complete sightseeing tour unto itself! Take a 4-hour Manhattan bike tour, including an extensive Central Park bike ride! Start off in Lower Manhattan under the Manhattan Bridge. Travel along the East River and appreciate the perfect views of the Brooklyn Bridge! Head into Southport Seaport and make your way to Battery Park. Here, you’ll have amazing photo opportunities of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island! Continue along the Hudson River Greenway with scenery that includes Chelsea Piers, the Meatpacking District, Highland Park and more!Explore the Upper West Side, home to Julliard, the Lincoln C... (read more)

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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