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July 27, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

Joel Paley and Marvin Laird's
Ruthless! The Musical
Mondays and Fridays at 8pm, Thursdays at 7pm and Saturdays at 2pm
Previews begin June 25, opening July 13
St. Luke's Theatre

When The Bad Seed meets Gypsy it's fun for the whole dysfunctional family! Beautiful and talented eight-year-old Tina Denmark will do anything to play the lead in the school play. ANYTHING! The question is... Where does such remarkable talent and unstoppable ambition come from? The answer may shock you when you see this award-winning Stage Mother of all musicals!

Tickets are $39.50-$69.50. Tickets can be purchased at the box office or through Telecharge at https://www.telecharge.com/Off-Broadway/ruthless-the-musical/overview or 212-947-8844.

St. Luke's Theatre | 308 W. 46th St | NYC

 


 

July 26, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

My Uncle Chekhov
July 14 to July 31 at 8PM (Sundays at 7PM)
The West End Theater

This summer, acclaimed Russian director Aleksey Burago returns with My Uncle Chekhov, a heart-warming, larger-than-life comedy celebrating the short stories of Anton Chekhov. Interwoven around one of Chekhov's most beloved tales, The Darling, this show also features twelve of his best anecdotes, including Fat and Thin, Questions Posed by a Mad Mathematician, Death of a Government Clerk, A Little Joke, Minds in Ferment, Daughter of Albion, A Happy Ending and more. Join the cast of nine colorful characters as they fumble through love, loss and the beautiful absurdity of life. For more info, please visit www.russiantheater.org.

Tickets $23. To purchase tickets, please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/my-uncle-chekhov-tickets-16949109242

The West End Theater Church of St. Paul & St. Andrew|263 W86th Street
(Off B'Way)


 

July 23, 2015

New York Cool Tips:

DEATH OF THE PERSIAN PRINCE
Thursday, July 23rd at 8pm
Saturday, July 25th at 5:30pm
Sunday, July 26th at 1pm.
The Davenport Theater's Black Box Theater

Each year, hundreds of gay Iranian men choose to change their gender through sexual reassignment surgery.

If they don’t, it’s legal to execute them.

This is their story.

DMoss Productions, in association with The Midtown International Theatre Festival, will present the world premiere of DEATH OF THE PERSIAN PRINCE, a new play that dramatizes the real-life story of thousands of gay Iranians who have changed genders to avoid execution by the Iranian government.

Written and directed by Dewey Moss (The Crusade of Connor Stephens, A Normal Life), DEATH OF THEPERSIAN PRINCE is a haunting tale about the power of the human spirit.

Samantha is an Iranian woman living in New York. James is a veteran of the Iraq war. Late one night, in the middle of a heated argument, James leaves and Samantha finds herself alone. Suddenly, there’s a knock at the door. Someone from Samantha’s homeland has arrived unexpectedly. Fueled by a barrage of threats that unearth shattering confessions of unimaginable terror, the story of James, Samantha and the stranger takes an unexpected turn, leading to a stunning ending that proves nothing is as it seems.

The cast of DEATH OF THE PERSIAN PRINCE will feature Iranian-American actress Pooya Mohseni as Samantha. Mohseni has previously been seen in “Madam Secretary” (CBS), “Brutal Colors” (Amazon Studios), A Touch of Forever (FringeNYC), Copse (Winter Madness Festival) and Shooting Starr(Manhattan Repertory Theatre). The cast will also feature George Faya (“Sesame Street”, “Mysteries of the Museum”) and Gopal Divan (Around the World in 80 Days, Guys Reading Poems).

Tickets ($20) are available by visiting http://www.midtownfestival.org or https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/947701. Group rates are also available.

www.DeathofthePersianPrince.com

The Davenport Theater's Black Box Theater |354 West 45th Street.

 



LES Shakes ROMEO & JULIET
Thursday July 23rd thru Saturday July 25th
All performances at 7PM
Under St. Marks Theater

LES Shakespeare Company will present ROMEO & JULIET at Under St. Marks Theatre (94 St. Marks Place) from Thursday July 23rd through Saturday July 25th at 7PM. In a new interpretation, Shakespeare's classic love story is brilliantly re-imagined with original compositions and choreography as the story of Verona's feuding noble families, the Montagues and the Capulets whose son and daughter meet and fall deeply in love, unfolds. Their dilemma heightens as these star-crossed lovers confront the many obstacles that threaten their secret alliance. Melody Erfani directs. The cast includes Adriana Bohmier, Kevin Bunge, Edlyn Griffin, Byron Hagan, Sean Hinckle, Ariel Lauryn, J.P. Makowski, Mike Maloney and Sarah Miles.

Tickets are $18. Student tickets and community discounts are available at the door for $9

Tickets are available at https://www.artful.ly/les-shakespeare-co. For more information go to www.lesshakespeareco.org.

Under St. Marks Theater | 94 St. Marks Place between 1st and 2nd Avenues


 

July 20, 2015

New York Cool Tip:
Joel Paley and Marvin Laird's
Ruthless! The Musical
Mondays and Fridays at 8pm, Thursdays at 7pm and Saturdays at 2pm
Previews begin June 25, opening July 13
St. Luke's Theatre

When The Bad Seed meets Gypsy it's fun for the whole dysfunctional family! Beautiful and talented eight-year-old Tina Denmark will do anything to play the lead in the school play. ANYTHING! The question is... Where does such remarkable talent and unstoppable ambition come from? The answer may shock you when you see this award-winning Stage Mother of all musicals!

Tickets are $39.50-$69.50. Tickets can be purchased at the box office or through Telecharge at https://www.telecharge.com/Off-Broadway/ruthless-the-musical/overview or 212-947-8844.

St. Luke's Theatre | 308 W. 46th St | NYC




July 19, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

My Uncle Chekhov
Sundays at 7PM
July 14 to July 31 at 8PM
The West End Theater

This summer, acclaimed Russian director Aleksey Burago returns with My Uncle Chekhov, a heart-warming, larger-than-life comedy celebrating the short stories of Anton Chekhov. Interwoven around one of Chekhov's most beloved tales, The Darling, this show also features twelve of his best anecdotes, including Fat and Thin, Questions Posed by a Mad Mathematician, Death of a Government Clerk, A Little Joke, Minds in Ferment, Daughter of Albion, A Happy Ending and more. Join the cast of nine colorful characters as they fumble through love, loss and the beautiful absurdity of life. For more info, please visit www.russiantheater.org.

Tickets $23. To purchase tickets, please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/my-uncle-chekhov-tickets-16949109242


The West End Theater Church of St. Paul & St. Andrew|263 W86th Street
(Off B'Way)



July 18, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

Screening and Discussion: Andy Warhol's Soap Opera
Andy Warhol. Soap Opera, 1964. 16mm, black-and-white; preserved version 46 min.
Saturday, July 18, 7pm
Susan and John Hess Family Theater, 3rd Floor
Whitney Museum of American Art

Warhol's 1964 film Soap Opera, starring Baby Jane Holzer and Sam Green, among others, intercuts actual television commercials with silent domestic scenes shot by Warhol. Rarely screened, it is a key example of the artist's radical experimentation with and dismantling of television as both a technological medium and an affective apparatus. The screening will be followed by a discussion with the artist Alex Bag and Bruce Jenkins, professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and co-author of the forthcoming of second volume of the catalogue raisonné of Andy Warhol's films, moderated by Claire K. Henry, senior curatorial assistant, The Andy Warhol Film Project.

This program is a collaboration between the Whitney's Education Department and The Andy Warhol Film Project.

From the late 1940s to the mid-1970s, the pioneers of American television - many of them young, Jewish, and aesthetically adventurous - adopted modernism as a source of inspiration. Revolution of the Eye: Modern Art and the Birth of American Television looks at how the dynamic new medium, in its risk-taking and aesthetic experimentation, paralleled and embraced cutting-edge art and design. Highlighting the visual revolution ushered in by American television and modernist art and design of the 1950s and 1960s, the exhibition features over 260 art objects, artifacts, and clips. Fine art and graphic design, including works by Saul Bass, Marcel Duchamp, Roy Lichtenstein, Man Ray, Georgia O'Keefe, and Andy Warhol, as well as ephemera, television memorabilia, and clips from film and television, including Batman, The Ed Sullivan Show, The Ernie Kovacs Show, Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In, and The Twilight Zone are on view. Revolution of the Eye also examines television's promotion of avant-garde ideals and aesthetics; its facility as a promotional platform for modern artists, designers, and critics; its role as a committed patron of the work of modern artists and designers. Revolution of the Eye is on view at the Jewish Museum through September 27, 2015.

Tickets: $8 adults/$6 seniors, students, and Jewish Museum Members/free for Whitney Museum Members and children under 18.

Further program and ticket information is available by calling 212.423.3200 or online at TheJewishMuseum.org/calendar.

Whitney Museum of American Art | 99 Gansevoort Street, Manhattan


Another New York Cool Tip:

MoMA Film
Quo Vadis
1951. USA. Mervyn LeRoy. 171 min.
Saturday, July 18, 2015, 6:30 p.m.
Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2

1951. USA. Directed by Mervyn LeRoy. Screenplay by John Lee Mahin, S. N. Behrman, Sonya Levien, based on the novel by Henryk Sienkiewicz. With Robert Taylor, Deborah Kerr, Peter Ustinov, Leo Genn. 35mm print; courtesy Warner Bros. 171 min.

http://www.showclix.com/event/f-24280-Quo-Vadis/listing

MoMA | Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2




July 16, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

William Shakespeare
"As You Like It"
Drilling Company
Thursdays through Saturdays at 8:00 PM
July 9 through 26, 2015
Parking Lot behind
The Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center

The Drilling Company's Shakespeare in the Parking Lot has found a new home in the Parking Lot behind The Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center (CSV), 114 Norfolk Street between Delancey and Rivington Streets. The troupe will kick off the third decade of Shakespeare in the Parking Lot there July 9 to 26 with "As You Like It," directed by Artistic Director Hamilton Clancy. The production will offer delightful lessons of love, starting off in a stately English Victorian world and moving into a Steampunk paradise when the scene shifts from a conventional Duchy to the mythical Forest of Arden.

"As You Like It" is a perennial favorite among Shakespeare's comedies. Its plot follows the banishment of Duke Senior, Orlando, Rosalind (who goes about in male drag to beguile the gallant Orlando), Celia, Oliver and Touchtstone to the Forest of Arden. In this refuge for those driven out of society, everybody gets lessons in love. The action is fierce in the first half: murders are attempted, ribs are cracked in wrestling matches, a brother is disowned, a niece is exiled and loyalties are sorely tested. For those who end up in the Forest of Arden during the second half, the perils are chiefly falling in love or being outwitted by wit. "As You Like It" introduces some of Shakespeare's most memorable characters, notably the sharp-tongued, ever-jaded Jacques. Each major character represents a quality of love: familial love is personified by Rosalind and Celia, brotherly love by the Dukes, Orlando and Oliver, the blind love of devotion by Silvius, the love of service by Adam and Corin, the love of self by Jacques and the love of lust by Touchstone.

The Drilling Company will present Shakespeare in the Parking Lot's "As You Like It" from July 9 to 26, 2015 in the Parking Lot behind The Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center (CSV) at 114 Norfolk Street (E. side of Norfolk St. between Delancey and Rivington). Performances are Thursdays through Saturdays at 8:00 PM.

FREE Admission is Free. The Subways directions are the F to Delancey Street and M to Essex Street. For more inmformation please call 212-873-9050 or visit the plays website www.shakespeareintheparkinglot.com and www.drillingcompany.org.

Parking Lot behind The Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center (CSV) |
114 Norfolk Street
(E. side of Norfolk St. between Delancey and Rivington)


July 14, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

On the Terrace: Sketch and Sip
Tuesday July 14th (Landscape session), Tuesday July 28th (Architecture session), Tuesday August 11th (People session)
All from 6PM-7:30PM
The Museum of the City of New York

Put pencil to paper and relax with drinks on our elegant Fifth Avenue terrace, overlooking the Central Park Conservatory Gardens. Simon Levenson, professional artist and instructor of last year's popular sold-out series, will guide you through the techniques of sketching, with each Tuesday session featuring a different theme in conjunction with new special exhibitions such as Hip-Hop Revolution: Photographs by Janette Beckman, Joe Conzo, and Martha Cooper and Folk City: New York and the Folk Music Revival. Focus on drawing landscape on July 14, sketch architectural details of the Museum’s landmark building on July 28, and learn how to sketch people on August 11. Open to participants ages 21 and up; includes two drinks (wine, beer, and soda will be served) and drawing materials for use during class time.
Reservations and pre-payment required.

Individual tickets: $40 per session for Museum members, students, and seniors; $50 per session for all others.
Bring a friend! Two tickets to the same session: $65 per session for Museum members, students, and seniors; $85 per session for all others.
Tickets can be purchased at http://www.mcny.org/event/terrace-sketch-and-sip-0.

The Museum of the City of New York | 1220 Fifth Avenue


 

July 13, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

CONEY ISLAND FLICKS ON THE BEACH:
THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL (Free Show)
(Wes Anderson | USA | 99 min.)
Monday, July 13
7:30pm Live Entertainment
8:30pm Film Begins
On the Beach at Coney Island | 3059 West 12th Street, Brooklyn, NY

The Grand Budapest Hotel recounts the adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune -- all against the back-drop of a suddenly and dramatically changing Continent.
More Info: http://www.coneyislandfunguide.com/Attraction/Coney-Island-Flicks-on-the-Beach.htm

(Free Show)

On the Beach at Coney Island | 3059 West 12th Street, Brooklyn, NY




July 11, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

William Shakespeare
"As You Like It"
Drilling Company
Thursdays through Saturdays at 8:00 PM
July 9 through 26, 2015
Parking Lot behind
The Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center

The Drilling Company's Shakespeare in the Parking Lot has found a new home in the Parking Lot behind The Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center (CSV), 114 Norfolk Street between Delancey and Rivington Streets. The troupe will kick off the third decade of Shakespeare in the Parking Lot there July 9 to 26 with "As You Like It," directed by Artistic Director Hamilton Clancy. The production will offer delightful lessons of love, starting off in a stately English Victorian world and moving into a Steampunk paradise when the scene shifts from a conventional Duchy to the mythical Forest of Arden.

"As You Like It" is a perennial favorite among Shakespeare's comedies. Its plot follows the banishment of Duke Senior, Orlando, Rosalind (who goes about in male drag to beguile the gallant Orlando), Celia, Oliver and Touchtstone to the Forest of Arden. In this refuge for those driven out of society, everybody gets lessons in love. The action is fierce in the first half: murders are attempted, ribs are cracked in wrestling matches, a brother is disowned, a niece is exiled and loyalties are sorely tested. For those who end up in the Forest of Arden during the second half, the perils are chiefly falling in love or being outwitted by wit. "As You Like It" introduces some of Shakespeare's most memorable characters, notably the sharp-tongued, ever-jaded Jacques. Each major character represents a quality of love: familial love is personified by Rosalind and Celia, brotherly love by the Dukes, Orlando and Oliver, the blind love of devotion by Silvius, the love of service by Adam and Corin, the love of self by Jacques and the love of lust by Touchstone.

The Drilling Company will present Shakespeare in the Parking Lot's "As You Like It" from July 9 to 26, 2015 in the Parking Lot behind The Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center (CSV) at 114 Norfolk Street (E. side of Norfolk St. between Delancey and Rivington). Performances are Thursdays through Saturdays at 8:00 PM.

FREE Admission is Free. The Subways directions are the F to Delancey Street and M to Essex Street. For more inmformation please call 212-873-9050 or visit the plays website www.shakespeareintheparkinglot.com and www.drillingcompany.org

Parking Lot behind The Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center (CSV) | 114 Norfolk Street
(E. side of Norfolk St. between Delancey and Rivington)



 

July 9, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

Jerry Kearns & Nora York
Diva’s Song
Opening July 9, 6 – 8 PM
Mike Weiss Gallery

Mike Weiss Gallery is pleased to present Diva’s Song, the second show by Jerry Kearns and the first in collaboration with singer/performer Nora York at the gallery. The exhibition features eight acrylic wall paintings of larger than life size characters as high as eight feet, seemingly out of a comic book, with thought bubbles that form a coherent yet ambiguous narrative. Merging his own “psychological pop” aesthetic with York’s rendition of “Vissi d’arte” from Giacomo Puccini’s Tosca, Kearns and York have reimagined the aria, isolating it from the operatic masterpiece and widening its narrative scope to encompass all the intrigue, drama, and emotional weight of a full length story. Without the restraints of a canvas edge, the gallery becomes transformed into a democratized space – a stage where viewer and art, and reality and metaphor, play equally important roles.

For more information visit mikewiessgallery.com

Mike Weiss Gallery | 520 W 24th St, New York, NY 10011




July 7, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

"MINIMUS 3D ARKESTRA"
Ikuo Nakamura with Hayes Greenfield
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8:00 PM.
June 30 to July 30, 2015
13th Street Repertory Theater

Thanks to new technologies, artists can now make 3D films and play them like melodic, texture-based visual instruments in real time, performing in duets with acoustic musicians. A new genre of collaborative performance is in the making, as demonstrated in “Minimus 3D Arkestra,” a visual-sonic concert by Ikuo Nakamura (film) and Hayes Greenfield (sax/voice/effects rig).

The performance weaves three-dimensional film narratives, from the celestial to the terrestial — shot by Nakamura in stunning, remote and dramatic locations — into the fiercely innovative live acoustic and electronic music by Greenfield. Visuals include the Aurora Borealis (shot in the Canadian Northwest Territories), subways of NYC, canyons in Utah, villages in the Andes and scenes of Easter Island in the Pacific. Nakamura’s films are shot with two identical cameras in stereo 3-D and none of them are computer-generated. Similarly, none of Greenfield’s music is sampled or pre-recorded; it is entirely acoustic and performed live, in real time.

The music, however, is primary: it is the infrastructure upon which Nakamura hangs his images. The piece is built on an eight-movement suite that Greenfield has composed. He uses a looper to record each musical layer, one by one, adding each part n real time, building and orchestrating a rich and lavish sonic backdrop. Upon this, Nakamura’s 3D visual essays and poems unfold in real time.

Tickets will be $18 general admission, seniors/students $13. Tickets can be purchased by calling the box office number 866-811-4111 or online at www.13thstreetrep.org. The show's website: www.minimus3Darkestra.com

13th Street Repertory Theater | 50 West 13th Street, NYC.


July 6, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

Rooftop Films
TANGERINE
(Sean Baker | USA | 88 min.)
Tuesday, July 7
7:15pm Doors Open
7:45pm Live Music
8:30pm Film Begins
10:00pm Q&A with Filmmaker Sean Baker
The Jay Walk at John Jay College of Criminal Justice |
860 11th Ave, New York, NY

Shot entirely on an iPhone 5S, Sean Baker's big-hearted third feature film is an innovative, confident, and highly affecting piece of filmmaking, sure to change the way we think about movies in the context of our rapidly shifting cinematic landscape. Set in sun-blistered streets of Los Angeles, Tangerine follows Sin-Dee (the extraordinary Kiki Kitana Rodriguez), a transgender woman prowling Hollywood on Christmas Eve in search of the pimp who left her heartbroken.

Stripped down, yet technically unprecedented, the film confidently tackles issues of sex, gender and race with comic exuberance and self-assurance. From Tangerine's electric opening moments to its bittersweet finale, the Trans sub-culture is rendered relatable, universal, palpable, and personal, and further establishes Sean Baker as a talented young filmmaker with plenty of guts and a lot imagination. In theaters July 10th, 2015.

More Info: http://rooftopfilms.com/2015/schedule/tangerine/

The Jay Walk at John Jay College of Criminal Justice |
860 11th Ave, New York, NY



 

July 5, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

Feng BaiMing and Huang WeiRuo's
"Behind the Mask- a Play" Presented by Yangtze Repertory Theatre of America
Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 PM
Sundays at 2:30 PM at TNC
June 25 to July 12, 2015
Theater for the New City

An ancient myth about blood and honor reveals the secret life of a Chinese theater troupe in the dark comedy “Behind the Mask — a Play” by Chinese authors Feng BaiMing and Huang WeiRuo, which is being newly adapted by Yangtze Repertory Theatre in a production helmed by Chinese-born director Chongren Fan. The play will be performed in Mandarin Chinese with English subtitles and will be completely accessible for English-speaking audiences. English translation is by Kristen Hung. This U.S. premiere will be presented by Yangtze Rep June 25 to July 12 at Theater for the New City, 155 First Avenue, East Village.

A play-within-a-play takes place in a theater space somewhere in China, where a nine-person troupe is rehearsing for a story about a Chinese mythical hero, Mei Jian Chi. As the myth is popularly known within Chinese culture, it depicts a tyrant, the King of Chu, who orders the death of his two master swordsmiths as part of a ritualized process to forge the world’s sharpest blades, using human blood. Their son, Mei, seeking revenge, devises a death ploy with an errant by offering his own living but decapitated head to the King. Fragments of the mythical story switch in and out from snippets of mundane and personal follies of the struggling troupe during rehearsal. Through the play, we get to learn about the troupe and the pressures of the artistic life in contemporary China.

Theater for the New City will present "Behind the Mask- a Play" June 25 to July 12, 2015 at TNC 155 First Ave., NYC (between 9th and 10th Streets). Performances are Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 PM and Sundays at 2:30 PM.

Tickets are $25 general admission and $20 for seniors & students. On Wednesday & Thursday it's pay what you can (available day of performance at box office only, advance sales regular price) Tickets can be purchased online at www.smarttix.com or by calling 212-868-4444. The company's webite is www.yangtze-rep-theatre.org. Please email YangtzeRSVP@gmail.com for Chinese language info and reservations.

Theater for the New City| 155 First Ave| NYC|
Between 9th and 10th Streets


 

July 3, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

Joel Paley and Marvin Laird's
Ruthless! The Musical
Mondays and Fridays at 8pm, Thursdays at 7pm and Saturdays at 2pm
Previews begin June 25, opening July 13
St. Luke's Theatre

When The Bad Seed meets Gypsy it's fun for the whole dysfunctional family! Beautiful and talented eight-year-old Tina Denmark will do anything to play the lead in the school play. ANYTHING! The question is... Where does such remarkable talent and unstoppable ambition come from? The answer may shock you when you see this award-winning Stage Mother of all musicals!

Tickets are $39.50-$69.50. Tickets can be purchased at the box office or through Telecharge at https://www.telecharge.com/Off-Broadway/ruthless-the-musical/overview or 212-947-8844.

St. Luke's Theatre | 308 W. 46th St | NYC


 

July 2, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

"MINIMUS 3D ARKESTRA"
Ikuo Nakamura with Hayes Greenfield
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8:00 PM.
June 30 to July 30, 2015
13th Street Repertory Theater

Thanks to new technologies, artists can now make 3D films and play them like melodic, texture-based visual instruments in real time, performing in duets with acoustic musicians. A new genre of collaborative performance is in the making, as demonstrated in “Minimus 3D Arkestra,” a visual-sonic concert by Ikuo Nakamura (film) and Hayes Greenfield (sax/voice/effects rig).

The performance weaves three-dimensional film narratives, from the celestial to the terrestial — shot by Nakamura in stunning, remote and dramatic locations — into the fiercely innovative live acoustic and electronic music by Greenfield. Visuals include the Aurora Borealis (shot in the Canadian Northwest Territories), subways of NYC, canyons in Utah, villages in the Andes and scenes of Easter Island in the Pacific. Nakamura’s films are shot with two identical cameras in stereo 3-D and none of them are computer-generated. Similarly, none of Greenfield’s music is sampled or pre-recorded; it is entirely acoustic and performed live, in real time.

The music, however, is primary: it is the infrastructure upon which Nakamura hangs his images. The piece is built on an eight-movement suite that Greenfield has composed. He uses a looper to record each musical layer, one by one, adding each part n real time, building and orchestrating a rich and lavish sonic backdrop. Upon this, Nakamura’s 3D visual essays and poems unfold in real time.

Tickets will be $18 general admission, seniors/students $13. Tickets can be purchased by calling the box office number 866-811-4111 or online at www.13thstreetrep.org. The show's website: www.minimus3Darkestra.com

13th Street Repertory Theater | 50 West 13th Street, NYC.


 

July 1, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

Blizzard: A Love Story, by Melissa Skirboll
Directed by Lori Kee
Five performances
Wednesday June 24th at 7:45 pm
Thursday June 25th at 5pm
Sunday, June 28th at 12pm
Wednesday July 1st at 5pm
Friday, July 3rd at 9:20pm
Wednesday June 24th. 7:45PM – July 3rd, 10:30PM
The Paradise Factory


*Blizzard: A Love Story*, a serio-comic look at love and letting go, will premiere as part of the 7th annual Planet Connections Theatre Festivity. Helmed by the award winning director LORI KEE, this production stars GARY LEE MAHMOUD and MELISSA SKIRBOLL. *Blizzard: A Love Story* will be running with two other one-acts for a full evening of theater. The program also showcases *Years May Go By…* by Julie Hayes and *Trust in Chariots* by Roderic Wachovsky.

TICKETS $18 ON SALE NOW HTTP://PLANETCONNECTIONS.ORG/

The Paradise Factory | 64 East 64th Street
NYC 10003


 

June 30, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

On the Terrace: Sketch and Sip
Tuesday July 14th (Landscape session), Tuesday July 28th (Architecture session), Tuesday August 11th (People session)
All from 6PM-7:30PM
The Museum of the City of New York

Put pencil to paper and relax with drinks on our elegant Fifth Avenue terrace, overlooking the Central Park Conservatory Gardens. Simon Levenson, professional artist and instructor of last year's popular sold-out series, will guide you through the techniques of sketching, with each Tuesday session featuring a different theme in conjunction with new special exhibitions such as Hip-Hop Revolution: Photographs by Janette Beckman, Joe Conzo, and Martha Cooper and Folk City: New York and the Folk Music Revival. Focus on drawing landscape on July 14, sketch architectural details of the Museum’s landmark building on July 28, and learn how to sketch people on August 11. Open to participants ages 21 and up; includes two drinks (wine, beer, and soda will be served) and drawing materials for use during class time.
Reservations and pre-payment required.

Individual tickets: $40 per session for Museum members, students, and seniors; $50 per session for all others.
Bring a friend! Two tickets to the same session: $65 per session for Museum members, students, and seniors; $85 per session for all others.
Tickets can be purchased at http://www.mcny.org/event/terrace-sketch-and-sip-0.

The Museum of the City of New York | 1220 Fifth Avenue


 

June 26-28, 2015

New York Cool Tip:



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Another New York Cool Tip:

New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival
June 21 through 28 – multiple events each day
New York University and Abrons Arts Center

The New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival (NYCEMF) will take place from June 21 through June 28, 2015. June 21 opening day events will take place in Room 303 of the Education Building of New York University, 35 West 4th Street. The June 22 through 28 events will be presented at the Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand Street in Manhattan.

NYCEMF 2015 will showcase fixed media electroacoustic music and video art from around the world. The festival will include presentations of electroacoustic music recorded alone in up to sixteen channels, works involving live electronics, works combining musical instruments or voices with fixed media or live electronics, video and multimedia works, and audio and video installations. More than 200 composers from around the world will be presented, representing the full international range of electroacoustic music, including works by James Dashow (Italy/USA), Joao Pedro Oliveira (Portugal), Hans Tutschku (Germany/USA), Katharine Norman (UK), and Barry Schrader (USA). Performers include Gianni Trovalusci, flutist (Italy), Mari Kimura, violinist (Japan/USA), Miriam Ingolfsson, cellist (USA) and Esther Lamneck, clarinetist (USA).

See a complete list of programs at http://nycemf.org/2015-concert-schedule/. Tickets for the 2015 New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival are $20 ($15 students and seniors) per concert, and $35 ($30 students and seniors) for a day pass (all concerts on one day), available at 212-352-3101 or http://www.abronsartscenter.org/performances/nyc-electroacoustic-music.htm
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New York University | 35 West 4th Street, Room 303
And Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand Street


 

June 24, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

ZviDance
Wednesday June 24th at 7:30PM
Thursday June 25th at 7:30PM
Friday June 26th at 7:30PM, Saturday June 27th at 2PM & 7:30PM.
New York Live Arts

The WORLD PREMIERE of ZviDance's newest work, Escher/Bacon/Rothko, will run for a limited engagement at New York Live Arts (219 W. 19th Street, NYC) from June 24 – 27, 2015 with an Opening Night on Wednesday, June 24, 2015. Performances: Wednesday – Friday at 7:30pm and Saturday at 2:00pm & 7:30pm. Tickets are available via New York Live Arts’ Ticket Services: (212) 924-0077 or by visiting http://newyorklivearts.org/event/zvi_dance_2015

Set in three parts, Escher/Bacon/Rothko is an evening-length dance piece inspired by the work of M.C. Escher, Francis Bacon and Mark Rothko. Virtuosic in form and versatile in style, Gotheiner’s stirring choreography pulsates with each artist’s startling notion of modernity. Cast includes: Chelsea Ainsworth, Todd Allen, Alex Beigelson, Kuan Hui Chew, Alison Clancy, Derek Ege, Samantha Harvey, David Nosworthy, Ying Ying Shiau, and Robert M. Valdez Jr.


Tickets $20-$35. For more information or advance purchase visit www.newyorklivearts.org/event/zvi_dance2015.

New York Live Arts | 219 W. 19th St.
(and 7th Ave)


 

June 23, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

Night at the Museums
Tuesday June 23rd. 4PM – 8PM.
South Street Seaport Museum

The Downtown Culturals Group presents the second annual “Night at the Museums,” bringing visitors and locals of Lower Manhattan unique experiences at 15 of the area’s most diverse and culturally significant institutions. The event is presented as a part of “River To River,” Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s annual summer arts festival. “Night at the Museums” takes place on Tuesday, June 23 from 4 to 8 p.m. Admission is free and many of the sites include special programming and tours. Visitors of all ages can spend a summer evening immersed in New York City’s history, explore what makes the United States unique, discover new cultures and heritages, take a walking tour of the area, or stop for refreshments, including restaurants offering special “Night at the Museums” discounts. All museums and historical sites are within walking distance from one another. Lower Manhattan offers one of the most diverse and concentrated groups of museums in the world.
The participating institutions will issue a special Night at the Museums Passport for the event, available at each venue that evening. It will provide a map of the area and information about the museums and historical sites to help visitors plan their evening. This handy brochure will entitle visitors to special discounts valid through the summer on museum admission and other services depending upon the location.

All activities are free but some require tickets or advance reservation: The National September 11 Memorial Museum tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis at the museum starting at 4 p.m. Walking tours offered by the 9/11 Tribute Center and Wall Street Walks require advance reservation and a limited number of tickets will be available for walk-ups. See details below and on the NATM website.
For more information, visit NightAtTheMuseums.org or RiverToRiverNYC.com.

South Street Seaport Museum |12 Fulton St.
NYC 10038




June 22-23, 2015

New York Cool Tips:

New Music Seminar 2015
Sunday June 21-23 - all day, all days
Wyndham New Yorker Hotel


New Music Seminar (NMS) is a distinguished music convention and festival held annually in New York City. NMS limits its registration to 1,500 esteemed international delegates and ensures that all sectors of the music industries are represented. This focused approach allows NMS to provide high quality networking opportunities and business experiences - conducted on a personal level rarely found elsewhere. This year will include speakers (players) from Republic Records, Atlantic Records, Island Records, Def Jam Recordings, and many more.

Ticket prices vary. For more information or advance purchase visit http://newmusicseminar.com/register/
info@newmusicseminar.com
(917) 909-6667

Wyndham New Yorker Hotel | 481 8th Ave, New York, NY 10001


New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival
June 21 through 28 – multiple events each day
New York University and Abrons Arts Center

The New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival (NYCEMF) will take place from June 21 through June 28, 2015. June 21 opening day events will take place in Room 303 of the Education Building of New York University, 35 West 4th Street. The June 22 through 28 events will be presented at the Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand Street in Manhattan.

NYCEMF 2015 will showcase fixed media electroacoustic music and video art from around the world. The festival will include presentations of electroacoustic music recorded alone in up to sixteen channels, works involving live electronics, works combining musical instruments or voices with fixed media or live electronics, video and multimedia works, and audio and video installations. More than 200 composers from around the world will be presented, representing the full international range of electroacoustic music, including works by James Dashow (Italy/USA), Joao Pedro Oliveira (Portugal), Hans Tutschku (Germany/USA), Katharine Norman (UK), and Barry Schrader (USA). Performers include Gianni Trovalusci, flutist (Italy), Mari Kimura, violinist (Japan/USA), Miriam Ingolfsson, cellist (USA) and Esther Lamneck, clarinetist (USA).

See a complete list of programs at http://nycemf.org/2015-concert-schedule/. Tickets for the 2015 New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival are $20 ($15 students and seniors) per concert, and $35 ($30 students and seniors) for a day pass (all concerts on one day), available at 212-352-3101 or http://www.abronsartscenter.org/performances/nyc-electroacoustic-music.htm
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New York University | 35 West 4th Street, Room 303
And Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand Street




June 21, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

THE OLD MASTERS
Thursday-Saturday at 9PM
Sunday at 7PM
Additional performance on Wednesday, May 27 at 9pm.
May 27 – June 28:
The Flea

A New York Premiere
Written by Sam Marks
Directed by Flea Resident Director Brandon Stock
Featuring The Bats

Frustrated artist Ben Schmitt discovers the paintings of an old friend who mysteriously disappeared 3 years ago. After sharing them with his agent, the art world suddenly falls under the spell of the work and the artist’s disappearance. Ben is left to ponder: what about me?

Tickets are $15 - $35 with the lowest priced tickets available on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets on sale to Flea Members now and to the General Public on January 29.
Tickets on sale now. Purchase tickets by calling 212-352-3101 or online at www.theflea.org.

The Flea Theater | 41 White Street
Between Church and Broadway|
Three blocks south of Canal, close to the A/C/E, N/R/Q, 6, J/M/Z and 1 subway lines




June 20, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

4th Annual Solstice Party
Saturday, June 20th 6PM – 1AM
Broadway Stages Boatyard

Celebrate summertime with the North Brooklyn Boat Club with special guests Teen Girl Science Monthly, Belle Mare, L Train, Maybird, Bonsai, and Mira Cook as they rock atop storage containers along superfun(d) Newtown Creek. There will be grilled delights, cold beer, and joyous dancing. Special thanks to our sponsors Brooklyn Brewery, Dandelion Wine, Kirsten Pincket and Aura Sonic.

$5 Cover all ages show. RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/1644561312433407.

Broadway Stages Boatyard | 437 McGuinness Boulevard, Brooklyn, NY


Another New York Cool Tip:

Enrique Graf in Concert – Seventh 5 @ 5 Solo Piano Series Performance
Saturday, June 20 at 5:00 PM
The DiMenna Center for Classical Music

Uruguayan-American pianist Enrique Graf will be in concert, presenting Uruguay and Russia and Others as the seventh program of 5 @ 5 at DiMenna, a solo piano performance series curated by Mirian Conti, at The DiMenna Center for Classical Music, 450 West 37th Street in Manhattan.

Graf will perform the World Premiere of Three Etudes by Florencia Di Concilio (1979- ), the New York Premiere of Sonatina No. 2 by Eduardo Gilardoni, Danza Criolla by Hector Tosar (1923-2002), Beethoven’s Sonata Op. 57 in F Minor and Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition.

Admission to the concert is $5.00. Tickets are available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1640601. For more information, call 516-586-3433 or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/987568164609015/.

The DiMenna Center for Classical Music | 450 West 37th Street in Manhattan


 

June 16, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

TRU PATHWAYS TO SUCCESS Summer Workshop Series
June 16th, June 30th, July 15th, July 28th, August 11th. 7:15PM-8PM
The Playroom Theater

Most theater professionals are not salaried employees. They are self-employed. Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) has pinpointed some specific business skills needed by the artistically self-employed, and addresses them with a new series of workshops: The TRU PATHWAYS Summer Workshop Series for Producers and Artists, on Tuesday June 16th, Tuesday June 30th, Wednesday July 15th, Tuesday July 28th, and Tuesday August 8th at 7:15pm at The Playroom Theater, 151 West 46th Street, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10036.

Summer's a time for fun and relaxation, but don't let your career goals fall by the wayside. This series of 5 workshops will help get your artistic career in shape and set you on the path to success! Purposely scheduled for weekday nights to leave your weekends free for sun and fun. (Learning some basic secrets of success can also be fun!)

You must register in advance by paying at the TRU Store: http://www.truonline.org/store.html
or by sending a check to:
Theater Resources Unlimited/Pathways
309 W. 104th Street, 1D,
NYC NY 10025

The Playroom Theater|151 W. 46th St., 8th Floor
NYC 10036



June 15, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

Theater Resources Unlimited and Patrick Blake and Rhymes Over Beats present Echoes of Octavia
Monday June 15th. 7PM
SoHo Playhouse

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU), Patrick Blake, and Rhymes Over Beats present Echoes of Octavia by Michelle T. Johnson on Monday, June 15, 2015 at 7pm at the SoHo Playhouse, 15 Vandam Street, NYC. Echoes of Octavia is directed by Brent Buell and features Onyi Okoli, Tyson Hall, Nina Yvette Coleman, Erick Carter, Torre Reigns, Jada Castillo, Alisha Espinosa. The play takes place in Octavia’s Diner, a cozy, family-owned soul food restaurant in the middle of a black neighborhood in the Midwest. Zora, the business mind of the diner, receives the offer of a lifetime - a chance to write a book about the legendary sci-fi author Octavia Butler. She’d have to move half way across the country to work on it, but her father wants her to stay and run the diner. She’s torn between family duty and her dream.

Admission is free, but Reservations are required. Please RSVP at least one day in advance (or much sooner) by calling (212)-714-7628, or e-mailing TRUStaff1@gmail.com.

SoHo Playhouse |15 Vandam St.
NYC 10013


Another New York Cool Tip:

2015 TRU Voices Play Reading Series
Mondays: June 15, 22, 29, 2015. 7PM.
SoHo Playhouse


Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents The 2015 TRU Voices Play Reading Series, the 17th annual series of new plays by TRU writers produced by TRU producers on consecutive Mondays: June 15, 22, and 29, 2015 at 7pm at the SoHo Playhouse, 15 Vandam Street, NYC. The series is followed by the "Dollars and Sense" panels on producing featuring prominent commercial producers, artistic directors and general managers.

The purpose of the series is to help develop new plays, help producers, namely, PDMP producers of the TRU Producer Development & Mentorship Program develop the skills needed to produce new works, and foster the producer-writer relationship for future development beyond our series. Each reading will be followed by a wine and cheese reception and "Dollars and Sense" panel discussion with prominent New York producers, general managers and artistic directors focusing on potential venues, marketing and budgeting of the works presented. Attendees will be given an insider's look at the producing process and the development track for a new play.
This year's TRU Voices Play Reading Series will feature:

Monday, June 15th at 7pm
Patrick Blake and Rhymes Over Beats present:
Echoes of Octavia by Michelle T. Johnson
Directed by Brent Buell
When you have to choose between art and family, gravy will be spilled.

Monday June 22nd at 7pm
Molly Morris & Patrick Blake present:
The Hummingbirds by Garret Jon Groenveld
Directed by Eric Tucker
Your future is in their hands.

Monday, June 29th at 7pm
Cate Cammarata presents:
searchers.net, a computer dating extravaganza by T. Cat Ford
directed by Melissa Maxwell
What are YOU looking for?

Admission is free, but Reservations are required. Please RSVP at least one day in advance (or much sooner) by calling (212)-714-7628, or e-mailing TRUStaff1@gmail.com.


SoHo Playhouse|15 Vandam St.
NYC 100013


June 14, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

39th Annual American Crafts Festival
June 6, 7 & June 13, 14, 2015
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

The 39th Annual American Crafts Festival at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts will take place on June 6, 7 and June 13, 14, 2015. Hours are Noon-9pm on Saturday and 10am-7pm on Sunday. Event admission is Free. Over 380 craft displays will be showcased over the two weekends with unique handmade pieces from crafters hailing from all over the US and abroad. Delicious food and entertainment will accompany the crafts, along with craft demonstrations by the artists themselves. This event will take place rain or shine. Ample parking at indoor garage is available. Lincoln Center is located at 64th St. and Columbus Ave. in Manhattan and is easily accessible by bus and subway.


More information and directions are available at our website www.craftsatlincoln.org.

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts | 64th St. and Columbus Ave., New York, NY


 

Another New York Cool Tip:

ChoralFest USA - A Celebration of American Choral Music
Sunday, June 14 from 3 PM to 9 PM
Symphony Space


The inaugural ChoralFest USA - A Celebration of American Choral Music,
will be presented on Sunday, June 14 from 3 PM to 9 PM at Symphony
Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street in Manhattan.

ChoralFest USA was created by its Artistic Director Harold Rosenbaum to
present performances of choral works written by American composers since
the time of Aaron Copland, the dean of American composers. In the spirit
of Symphony Space’s “Wall to Wall” events, audience members may come and
go as they please, subject to seating availability, throughout the day.

This event will include performances by (in alphabetical order)
Angelica, C4 Choral Composer-Conductor Collective, Chameleonic,
Connecticut Chamber Choir, Empire City Men’s Chorus, Ghostlight, Voices
of Gotham, New Amsterdam Singers, Riverside Church Inspirational Choir,
The Canticum Novum Singers, The New York Virtuoso Singers and Zamir
Chorale.

The June 14 concert is free and open to the public. Doors open at 2:30
pm. For more information, call 212-864-5400 or visit
http://choralfestusa.org/.


Symphony Space | 2537 Broadway at 95th Street in Manhattan
URL: http://choralfestusa.org/


 

June 12, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

ROOFTOP FILMS
WELCOME TO LEITH (Michael Beach Nichols & Christopher K. Walker | USA | 86 min.)
Friday, June 12
8:00pm Doors Open
8:30pm Live Music by Eva Salina and Peter Stan
9:00pm Film Begins
10:30pm Q&A with filmmakers
11:00pm After-party Sponsored by New Amsterdam Vodka
The Old American Can Factory

A haunting tale of a tiny North Dakotan town whose peaceful population of 24 is thrown into turmoil when a curious stranger buys up empty land to establish an all-Aryan epicenter in their backyard. Craig Cobb challenges local residents who unite in order to fight their new neighbors. But controversial claims of civil rights and freedom of speech are pushed to their limits, creating a tangled web of legal issues. Both form and content evoke classic horror in this evocative documentary that pierces to the heart of civil liberties and poses a disturbing look at American home-bred terrorism.

More info: http://rooftopfilms.com/2015/schedule/welcome-to-leith/

The Old American Can Factory | 232 Third Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215


 

June 10, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

ROOFTOP FILMS
DESPERATE MEASURES: SHORT, SPELLBINDING MYSTERIES
Thursday, June 10
8:00pm Doors Open and pre-screening reception sponsored by Ommegang Brewery
8:30pm Live Music by Balancer
9:00pm Films Begin
Solar One

Sometimes you see something that you can't un-see. It frightens you, haunts you, changes you. But you can't look away because you need to know more. You wait, stare, try to figure it out, knowing you don't want to know. Your eyes go blank, your jaw clenches, your heart races and breaks and stops. You want to help the lost little girl, chase the mystical creature, stop the monster, but you can't. You are the helpless, the bizarre, the dreadful. You can't escape yourself. But the experience, in these films, is funny and shocking, gorgeous and sublime.

THE FILMS: Nugget (Sarah Salovaara); Gun Shy (Sam Goetz); The Breath (Fabian Kaiser); Teeth (Tom Brown & Daniel Gray); Slope Park (Dudi Dorham); Sea Devil (Dean Marcial & Brett Potter); Unicorn (Grace Nayoon Rhee); A Million Miles Away (Jennifer Reeder)

More info: http://rooftopfilms.com/2015/schedule/desperate-measures-short-spellbinding-mysteries/

Solar One | 24-20 FDR Drive, Service Road East
At 23rd Street and the East River, New York, NY


June 9, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

David Willinger
"Casterbridge"
Thursdays through Saturdays at 8:00 PM
Saturdays and Sundays at 3:00 PM.
June 4 to 19, 2015
Theater for the New City

"Casterbridge" Based on Thomas Hardy's classic Victorian novel, "The Mayor of Casterbridge," is a new musical theater work with book and lyrics by David Willinger and music by Christopher Beste. The 20-character, two-act musical is fairly faithful to Hardy's parable of the spiritual ups and downs of man and features a score inspired by English country music of the period.

In Hardy's famous Victorian novel, ne'er-do-well Michael Henchard, when drunk, organizes an auction to sell off his wife. After taking a vow never to drink again, he pulls himself up by his bootstraps to be a pillar of society -- Mayor of the town and a business owner. He reunites with his wife and starts over, only to get pulled back down by his own nature. It is a work full of passion, love, and even humor as Henchard pays his karmic debt. While essentially a romantic tragedy of human flaws, destiny and will, it has both comic highlights and melodramatic moods to enliven it. Its main characters are riveting figures, full of depth and pathos, while its secondary characters are fun in their sharply defined peculiarities.

The piece will be staged with a cast of 15. Its set emphasizes the town's crossroads--a central bridge, which is also a metaphor for crossing between various states in a life's journey. The quaintness of England's West Country, where Hardy set the drama, is amply suggested. The score by Christopher Beste is heavily drawn from traditional English sounds. It hovers on the boundary between Broadway Musical and operetta, containing both lively, tuneful numbers and sung dialogue to connect them.

Please note irregular schedule that the show closes on a Friday. Tickets are $15 general Admission and for seniors and students $10. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Box office (212) 254-1109 or online at www.theaterforthenewcity.net.

Theater for the new City| 155 First Ave| New York City




Another New York Cool Tip:

Open Roads: New Italian Cinema
June 4th through June 11th, 2015
The Film Society of Lincoln Center¹s Walter Reade New York

The first movie to inaugurate Open Roads is Cristina Comencini¹s ³Latin Lover², starring Candela Peña, Francesco Scianna, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi and Virna Lisi in her final screen appearance.

Istituto Luce Cinecittà together with The Film Society of Lincoln Center is proud to present Open Roads: New Italian Cinema, from June 4th through June 11th, 2015. The aim of the show is to offer to North American audiences the most diverse and extensive lineup of contemporary Italian film available. This year¹s program strikes a satisfying balance between emerging talents (such as Nicolò Masazza and Iacopo Bedogni - MASBEDO) and esteemed veterans (such as Gabriele Salvatores and Ermanno Olmi) and includes both commercial and independent fare, ranging from stage adaptations to biopics, warm human comedies to experimental dramas.

Tickets will go on sale Thursday, May 21. Film Society members at select levels will receive early access beginning Tuesday, May 14.

Single screening ticket are $14; $11 for students and seniors (+62) and $9 for Film Society members. See more and save with the 3+film discount package.

Please visit filmlinc.com for more information. From the following links it is possible to download the complete schedule and synopsis of this year¹s film

Synopsis: http://bit.ly/1IP8xwL

Film Schedule: http://bit.ly/1F6oCOQ

The delegation from Rome will include the following: Directors: Francesca Archibugi, Duccio Chiarini, Cristina Comencini, Ivano de Matteo, Masbedo and Claudio Noce. Actor: Adriano Giannini.

The Film Society of Lincoln Center¹s Walter Reade New York


 

June 7, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

Theater Resources Unlimited's Tony Award Party and Fundraiser
Sunday June 7. 7PM – 11PM
Jack Doyle's Restaurant


Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents the TRU Tony Party, a special Theater-lover fundraiser to give TRU a little financial boost as they enter the slow summer months ahead. Enjoy the Tony Awards with TRU friends (including some former and current nominees and winners) and great food from Jack Doyle's on W. 35th Street.

Buffet to include roast sirloin of beef, chicken francais, atlantic salmon, penne pasta, roasted potatoes, vegetables and salad bar. Plus wine with dinner and a cash bar. And 5 or 6 big screen TV's!

Tickets $55-$65. For more information or advance purchase visit http://truonline.org/store.html#tony .

Jack Doyle's Restaurant |140 W. 35th Street
New York, NY 10001




June 6, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

ROOFTOP FILMS
THE WOLFPACK (Crystal Moselle | USA | 89 min.)
Saturday, June 6
8:00pm Doors Open
8:30pm Live Music
9:00pm Film Begins
10:30pm Q&A with filmmaker Crystal Moselle
11:00pm After-party Sponsored by New Amsterdam Vodka
Industry City (North and South Roof)

Despite growing up on the Lower East Side, the 6 Angulo brothers know little of New York City or the outside world. They have no acquaintances outside their family and are rarely permitted to leave their home. Much of what they know of the world was gleaned from the films they watch obsessively and recreate meticulously, using elaborate homemade props and costumes. When one of the brothers ventures out for the first time (wearing a Michael Meyers mask), the power dynamics in the house are transformed, and his brothers are soon to follow. With incredible access into the subjects' world and vast archive of home movies, director Crystal Moselle has crafted a fascinating coming of age story, charting an extraordinary family whose lives are a true example of the transformative power of movies.

More info: http://rooftopfilms.com/2015/schedule/the-wolfpack/

$15 online or at the door (select shows free) includes live music, film and after-parties.

Industry City (North and South Roof) | 220 36th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11232


 

June 4, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

Open Roads: New Italian Cinema
June 4th through June 11th, 2015
The Film Society of Lincoln Center¹s Walter Reade New York

The first movie to inaugurate Open Roads is Cristina Comencini¹s ³Latin Lover², starring Candela Peña, Francesco Scianna, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi and Virna Lisi in her final screen appearance.

Istituto Luce Cinecittà together with The Film Society of Lincoln Center is proud to present Open Roads: New Italian Cinema, from June 4th through June 11th, 2015. The aim of the show is to offer to North American audiences the most diverse and extensive lineup of contemporary Italian film available. This year¹s program strikes a satisfying balance between emerging talents (such as Nicolò Masazza and Iacopo Bedogni - MASBEDO) and esteemed veterans (such as Gabriele Salvatores and Ermanno Olmi) and includes both commercial and independent fare, ranging from stage adaptations to biopics, warm human comedies to experimental dramas.

Tickets will go on sale Thursday, May 21. Film Society members at select levels will receive early access beginning Tuesday, May 14.

Single screening ticket are $14; $11 for students and seniors (+62) and $9 for Film Society members. See more and save with the 3+film discount package.

Please visit filmlinc.com for more information. From the following links it is possible to download the complete schedule and synopsis of this year¹s film

Synopsis: http://bit.ly/1IP8xwL

Film Schedule: http://bit.ly/1F6oCOQ

The delegation from Rome will include the following: Directors: Francesca Archibugi, Duccio Chiarini, Cristina Comencini, Ivano de Matteo, Masbedo and Claudio Noce. Actor: Adriano Giannini.

The Film Society of Lincoln Center¹s Walter Reade New York


Another New York Cool Tip:

ROOFTOP FILMS
SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL SHORTS
Thursday, June 4
8:00pm Doors Open
8:30pm Live Music by Balancer
9:00pm Films Begin
Metrotech Commons

For the fourth consecutive year, Rooftop Films is excited to team with Sundance Film Festival to present some of our favorite short films from their 2015 edition. Once again this year, Sundance proved to be one of the most important places for world independent film. Whether they’re from Ukraine, Greece or Bed Stuy, whether they’re narrative, animated, documentary or experimental films, Sundance brings the best of independent shorts with this diverse array of storytelling.

THE FILMS: Palm Rot (Ryan Gillis); The Face of Ukraine (Kitty Green); Papa Machete (Jonathan David Kane); Mynarski Death Plummet (Matthew Rankin); Volta (Stella Kyriakopoulos); Pop-Up Porno: m4m (Stephen Dunn); Mulignans (Shaka King); Myrna the Monster (Ian Samuels); Storm Hits Jacket (Paul Cabon).

More info: http://rooftopfilms.com/2015/schedule/sundance-shorts/

FREE SHOW


Metrotech Commons | 5 MetroTech Center, Brooklyn, NY 11201


 

June 2, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

The School of American Ballet announces the
Workshop Performance Benefit 2015
Tuesday, June 2, 2015 @ 5:30PM
Peter Jay Sharp Theater at Lincoln Center

The School of American Ballet announces the Workshop Performance Benefit 2015 on Tuesday, June 2, 2015. The evening begins with cocktails at 5:30pm in Juilliard's Morse Hall, followed by the performance at 7pm in the Peter Jay Sharp Theater at Lincoln Center. A seated dinner at 9pm at the Mandarin Oriental will conclude the evening.

The Workshop Performance Benefit 2015 is The School of American Ballet's most anticipated event of the year. The annual Workshop Performances are SAB's only public performances and a rare opportunity to get a sneak preview of the ballet world's up and coming young stars. A Benefit Dinner follows the Tuesday evening performance at Lincoln Center, and attracts more than 550 arts patrons, corporate VIPs and New York's social elite.

This year's event is headed by Chairmen Michele Barakett, Linda Daines, Hillary Lane Hochberg, Nell Kleinschmidt, and Max R. Shulman; and Young Patron Chairman Stephanie Linka.

This year's benefit will celebrate the legendary Rudolf Nureyev and commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the Rudolf Nureyev Dance Scholarship. At the peak of his career, Mr. Nureyev spent many hours in the classroom, polishing his technique alongside SAB's students in Stanley Williams's acclaimed advanced men's class. In 1995, the Rudolf Nureyev Dance Foundation generously presented the School with funding for an annual scholarship to support promising students in honor of Mr. Nureyev's affinity for SAB and Mr. Williams's teaching.

For more information, please contact the special events office at SAB at (212) 769-6610. Tickets and tables are available at www.sab.org/workshopbenefit.

Tickets for the 2015 Workshop Performance Benefit may be purchased online at sab.org/workshopbenefit and tickets for the Saturday, May 30 performances at sab.org/workshop.

The Peter Jay Sharp Theater | 155 W. 65th Street
(between Amsterdam and Broadway)
The Mandarin Oriental | 80 Columbus Circle at 60th Street, NYC.


 

 

May 31, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

Manhattan Youth Ballet presents A Gala Benefit Honoring
Marina Stavitskaya
May 31. 5PM Cocktail Hour, 6PM Performance
Manhattan Movement & Arts Center

Manhattan Youth Ballet presents WITH REGARD… In Practice & Performance from May 29 – 30, 2015 and A Gala Benefit honoring Marina Stavitskaya on Sunday, May 31, 2015 at Manhattan Movement & Arts Center. A Gala Benefit honoring Marina Stavitskaya will begin with a cocktail hour at 5pm, followed by the gala performance at 6pm curtain. There will also be a post-performance catered reception and silent auction.

A Gala Benefit honoring Marina Stavitskaya will feature special performances by GUEST ARTISTS and alumni from American Ballet Theatre and New York City Ballet as well as WORLD PREMIERES by Brian Reeder, Marina Stavitskaya, Daniel Ulbricht, Frederick Earl Mosley and Natalia Boesch, and George Balanchine's Valse Fantaisie. Gala tickets are $100 for adults and $50 for students. All proceeds will benefit the Manhattan Youth Ballet Scholarship Fund. Tickets for In Practice & Performance and A Gala Benefit honoring Marina Stavitskaya can be purchased at manhattanyouthballet.org, or by calling 212-787-1178.


Manhattan Movement & Arts Center |248 W 60th St
New York, New York 10023


 

May 30, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

ROOFTOP FILMS
Saturday, May 30th
7 Chinese Brothers (Bob Byington)
Old American Can Factory, 232 3rd Street, Gowanus

Bob Byington’s latest hangdog comedy, starring Jason Schwartzman and his trusty sidekick, Arrow.

$15 online or at the door (select shows free) includes live music, film and after-parties.

Old American Can Factory | 232 3rd Street, Gowanus




May 29, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

Wild Sound: Glenn Kotche and Third Coast Percussion
Friday May 29th 7PM –
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium

Percussionist and composer Glenn Kotche (of Wilco) and Chicago-based ensemble Third Coast Percussion are creating a unique program for Met Museum Presents, which centers on one of the most extraordinary objects in the Met and Musical Instruments department's collection, an 1880 Rock Harmonicon, also known as a stone dulcimer or a geological piano.

In addition, these inspired musicians will perform some of the most vital percussion-based classical music of the twentieth century including Steve Reich's Music for Pieces of Wood and Nagoya Marimbas.

Tickets: $35. For more information or advance purchase visit http://www.metmuseum.org/tickets or call 212-570-3949.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art |1000 Fifth Avenue
(and 82nd St)




Another New York Cool Tip:

ROOFTOP FILMS
Friday, May 29th
This is What We Mean by Short Films
On the Rooftops of Industry City

OPENING NIGHT! Rooftop launches our 19th year with spectacular short films about cinematic escapes.

FILMS: All Your Favorite Shows! (Danny Madden); La Nuit Américaine d'Angélique (Pierre-Emmanuel Lyet & Joris Clerté); Actor Seeks Role (Michael Tyburski); Butter Ya'Self (Julian Petschek); The Land (Erin Davis); Lesley the Pony Has an A+ Day! (Christian Larrave); Kung Fury (David Sandberg); Thank Ewe (Keith Wilson).

$15 online or at the door (select shows free) includes live music, film and after-parties.


On the Rooftops of Industry City | 220 36th Street, Sunset Park


 

May 27-28, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

Brooklyn Ballet Presents First Look
May 28th - 30th. 8PM
The Actors Fund Arts Center

First Look is an annual curated dance series hosted by Brooklyn Ballet featuring emerging and established choreographers. The 2015 performances include work by Lauren Hafner Addison/BOINK! Dance & Film, Crystal Bella, Shawn T. Bible, Marika Brussel, Caitlin Dutton, Kristin Draucker, Alexeya EM, William Ervin, Joanna Futral/The Lovelies, Remi Harris, Amanda Hinchey, Laura Hydak, Kendra Monroe/Shot of Scotch, and Suzan Polat. Plus, a special restaging of Valerie Bettis' work "The Desperate Heart" (1943) on Friday and Saturday. Program alternates each night. See our website for details: www.brooklynballet.org/firstlook

Tickets: $15 General Admission, $10 Student/Senior
Visit https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/946466 to purchase tickets.


The Actors Fund Arts Center | 160 Schermerhorn Street
(between Hoyt & Smith), Brooklyn, NY



Another New York Cool Tip:

THE OLD MASTERS
Thursday-Saturday at 9PM
Sunday at 7PM
Additional performance on Wednesday, May 27 at 9pm.
May 27 – June 28:
The Flea

A New York Premiere
Written by Sam Marks
Directed by Flea Resident Director Brandon Stock
Featuring The Bats

Frustrated artist Ben Schmitt discovers the paintings of an old friend who mysteriously disappeared 3 years ago. After sharing them with his agent, the art world suddenly falls under the spell of the work and the artist’s disappearance. Ben is left to ponder: what about me?

Tickets are $15 - $35 with the lowest priced tickets available on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets on sale to Flea Members now and to the General Public on January 29.
Tickets on sale now. Purchase tickets by calling 212-352-3101 or online at www.theflea.org.

The Flea Theater | 41 White Street
Between Church and Broadway|
Three blocks south of Canal, close to the A/C/E, N/R/Q, 6, J/M/Z and 1 subway lines


 

May 25, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

Free Concert
New York Philharmonic
Cathedral St. John the Divine
May 25th at 8PM

The New York Philharmonic presents the first in their series of free summer concerts at the Cathedral, one of our most cherished signature events.

Tickets for seating are provided on a first-come, first-served basis on the day of the performance. The audio of the performance will also be broadcast onto the adjacent Pulpit Green, weather permitting.

Conducted by Alan Gilbert, the program will include Beethoven's Egmont Overture and Shostakovich's Symphony No. 10. For more information, visit the New York Philharmonic's website.

Free: Tickets are required and will be distributed at 6:00PM the evening of the concert. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis on the day of the performance. One ticket per person.

Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine | 1047 Amsterdam Ave
Cross Street 112th Street
Subway: 1 to 110th St–Cathedral Pkwy




May 24, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

VERDIDI REQUIEM
Sunday, May 24, 2015 at 8:30 PM
Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall

Giuseppe Verdi's Requiem offer the drama of opera and the thrill of wonderful symphonic writing combined with stellar, virtuosic solo moments. The progression of the piece tells the ultimate dramatic story, from profound loss in the subdued key of A minor at the start to sheer terror at what lies ahead on judgment day. Distinguished Concerts Orchestra and the Distinguished Concerts Singers International perform this piece in a unique and larger-than-life rendition rarely seen on the New York Stage!

Tickets from $20
Call CarnegieCharge at 212-721-6500 or Visit CarnegieHall.org

Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage | Carnegie Hall


 

May 23, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

Opera Company of Brooklyn (OCB) Presents
Gounod's Faust, May 23, 7PM
Bring Your Own Beverage (BYOB) Opera in Manhattan

GOUNOD'S FAUST, MAY 23, 7PM
FREE drink at the Indian Road Cafe after the show!
Experience casual opera inside a apartments, surrounded with beautiful views of the Harlem and Hudson Rivers, next to Inwood Hill Park and new Muscota Park. Bring drinks, hear and mingle with top-flight artists and, after shows, receive a free drink at the Indian Road Café by showing your program. All shows begin at 7PM and are located in upper Manhattan at W. 218th Street & Indian Road, west of Seaman Avenue. REMEMBER TO BYOB; WE HAVE THE CUPS AND SNACKS!

CLICK FOR TICKETS: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1350399
Tickets are sold online only.
Adults = $35; 2 for $50. Students = $25; 2 for $40.
Limited space/seating.
No unexpected guests allowed.

NEW-COMER TICKET SPECIAL
Buy one, get one (BOGO) free. With one paying person, receive one complimentary ticket. If only one guest comes to the show, get a discounted ticket for $25. Please email the names, email addresses and dollar amount of tickets wanted to info@operabrooklyn.org. Tickets are bought online only. No at-door purchases. Limited quantities apply.


Another New York Cool Tip:

Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana
Tuesday, May 19th - Sunday, May 24
Gerald W. Lynch Theater

Ballet Academy East will present its Spring Performance from May 15-17, 2015 at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice at 524 W. 59th Street, NYC. Performances: Friday, May 15 at 7:00pm, Saturday May 16 at 2:00pm and 7:00pm, and Sunday May 17 at 2:00pm. The Saturday May 16, 2:00pm performance will be a special family matinee, which will feature craft activities in the lobby during intermission, (recommended for ages 6 and up). Tickets are $40 - $60 and may be purchased at www.TicketCentral.com beginning March 30, 2015.

The performance will feature the Pre-Professional Division, levels 2-9, in ballets choreographed by Jenna Lavin, Matthew Neenan, Margo Sappington and Rex Wheeler.

Gerald W. Lynch Theater | 524 W. 59th St.
New York, NY 10019


Another New York Cool Tip:

The Deborah Zall Project - "In The Company of Women, and Guests"
May 21 & 22 at 8 PM
Martha Graham Studio Theatre


Both current and former members of the Martha Graham Dance Company will appear in "In the Company of Women, and Guests," an evening of dramatic dances by Deborah Zall, including the premiere of her "Miriam," to a commissioned score by Stephen Weinstock. Also on the program is the solo "Robot Man," by guest choreographer Kenneth Topping, former principal dancer and director of the Graham Dance Company. The stellar cast consists of Nya Bowman, Jennifer Conley, Erica Dankmeyer, Carrie Ellmore-Tallitsch, Whitney Hunter, Kim Jones, Gildas Lemonnier, Lauren Newman, Dani Stinger, Blakeley White-McGuire, and Zall.

Tickets: $25; $10 for students & seniors
Reservations: 212.868.4444 or www.smarttix.com

Martha Graham Studio Theatre | 55 Bethune Street
Between Washington & West 11th floor of the Westbeth building


Another New York Cool Tip:

INTO THE NIGHT
Saturday May 23rd. 7PM – 2AM.
14th Street Y

INTO THE NIGHT, a contemporary spin on Tikkun Leil Shavuot, will be presented by Downtown Jews @ The 14th Street Y, with LABA: A Laboratory for Jewish Culture on Saturday May 23, 2015, from 7pm to 2am at The 14th Street Y, 344 East 14th Street, New York City. More than 20 downtown community partners will join in the second annual nocturnal journey through conversation, culture and ritual. The evening will feature art, music, ritual, lectures, conversations and yoga with accompanying cello and include LABA fellows, LAB/Shul Storahtellers, artists, musicians, teachers, and rabbis. Admission is free. For more information, please visit http://www.14streety.org/intothenight. There will be programs for all levels of observance. A photo ID is required for entry. Advance RSVP is recommended. Please sign up at 14streety.org/tikkun.

The Tikkun is an all-night, free event, like the White Nights of culture, so popular in European cities in the early months of summer. The event will feature original art, and artists, musicians, teachers, philosophers and rabbis from downtown synagogues and community organizations who will lead sessions and workshops designed to awaken attendees from their emotional, spiritual, and intellectual slumbers.

14th Street Y | 344 E. 14th St.


 

New York Cool Tip:

BodyStories: Teresa Fellion Dance Presents
The Mantises Are Flipping W.3
May 21, 22, 23 at 8pm
Danspace Project at St. Marks Church

Mantises will feature dancers Iman Barnes, Zach Bergfelt, Corey Bliss, Mia DeWeese, Alex Jenkins, Monica Mordaunt, and Audrey Rachelle Stanley; with costumes by Ljupka Arsovska; lighting design by Tim Cryan; and live music and original composition by Ryan Edwards and John Yannelli. Choreographed byTeresa Fellion.
$20

(866) 811-4111 www.bodystoriesfellion.org

Danspace Project at St. Marks Church | 131 E. 10th Street
NYC, NY 10003


May 19, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

 


 

May 15-16, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

The Way They Live
Friday May 15th and Saturday May 16th 7PM –
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium

A new work, commissioned by Met Museum Presents, The Way They Live is a theatrical treatment of the Met’s American Wing, embracing the immense complexity of what it means to be an American.

Tickets: $25. For more information or advance purchase visit http://www.metmuseum.org/tickets or call 212-570-3949.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art | 1000 Fifth Avenue
(and 82nd St)


Another New York Cool Tip:

Ballet Academy East Spring Performance
Friday May 15th. 7PM.
Saturday May 16th at 2pm & 7pm.
Sunday May 17th at 7pm.
Gerald W. Lynch Theater

Ballet Academy East will present its Spring Performance from May 15-17, 2015 at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice at 524 W. 59th Street, NYC. Performances: Friday, May 15 at 7:00pm, Saturday May 16 at 2:00pm and 7:00pm, and Sunday May 17 at 2:00pm. The Saturday May 16, 2:00pm performance will be a special family matinee, which will feature craft activities in the lobby during intermission, (recommended for ages 6 and up). Tickets are $40 - $60 and may be purchased at www.TicketCentral.com beginning March 30, 2015.

The performance will feature the Pre-Professional Division, levels 2-9, in ballets choreographed by Jenna Lavin, Matthew Neenan, Margo Sappington and Rex Wheeler.

Gerald W. Lynch Theater | 524 W. 59th St.
New York, NY 10019


May 13, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

Lewis Theobald's
Double Falsehood - A Workshop Production
Thursday May 14 through Saturday May 16, 8pm.
South Oxford Space


Letter of Marque Theater Company presents a workshop production of Lewis Theobald’s Double Falsehood - a layered exploration of honor, rape, dishonesty, discourse and love. With ensemble-driven story telling, stage violence and performer generated music, this promises to be one of the most original mountings of this obscure play.

Tickets $10 / FREE with promotional code.
For more information visit www.lomtheater.org
For ticketing visit doublefalsehood.eventbrite.com


South Oxford Space | 138 S Oxford St. Fort Greene, Brooklyn NY 11217


 

May 11, 2015

New York Cool Tip for This Week:

RIOULT Dance NY presents
STREET SINGER - Celebrating the Life of Edith Piaf
Starring Christine Andreas
May 13-16, 2015 @ 8PM
42West nightclub

RIOULT Dance NY, a leading American modern dance company with a classic sensibility, presents the World Premiere of STREET SINGER - Celebrating the Life of Edith Piaf from Wednesday, May 13 through Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 8pm at 42West Nightclub, 514 W. 42nd Street (between 10th and 11th Avenues) NYC.

To honor what would have been the legendary French singer's 100th birthday, RIOULT Dance NY presents Pascal Rioult's World Premiere of STREET SINGER - Celebrating the Life of Edith Piaf during the company's one-of-a-kind New York Season at 42West. The evening-length work - performed by RIOULT Dance NY - features Broadway star Christine Andreas in the title role. The performances will occur in the intimate cabaret setting of 42West in The OUT NYC hotel - complete with drinks and live music for an immersive performance event.

Tickets start at $25, require an additional $25 food and beverage minimum per person,and are available online at www.ticketcentral.com or by phone at 212-279-4200.

42West Nightclub | 514 W. 42nd Street (between 10th and 11th Avenues)


 

May 9, 2015

New York Cool Tips:

Dance With MMDG
Saturday May 9th. 3pm-4pm.
Mark Morris Dance Center

Dance with MMDG is a free, open level dance class for the whole family taught by Mark Morris Dance Group (MMDG) dancers to live piano accompaniment. No experience is necessary: all ages and abilities are encouraged to attend. On May 9th, Lesley Garrison and Brian Lawson will teach excerpts from Mark Morris' epic opera Acis and Galatea, set to the Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart arrangement to George Frideric Handel's opera of the same name. Acis and Galatea was first performed on April 25th 2014 at Zellerbach Hall in Berkeley, California. It will be performed at the International Festival of Arts & Ideas in New Haven, Connecticut in June. For more information visit: mmdg.org

FREE

Mark Morris Dance Center | 3 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217


 

Newsteps
May 7-9 at 7:30 PM
Chen Dance Center

Chen Dance Center presents newsteps, its semi-annual emerging choreographers series. Since 1994, the theater has supported over 250 artists developing new work through rehearsal space grants, an honorarium, and three public performances. Six young dancemakers were selected through an open audition by a panel of dance leaders: Jonathan Breton, Hannah Cohen, Bree Nasby, Janice Rosario, and Ashley Carter & Vanessa Martinez de Banos.

Tickets: $12; $10 for students & seniors
Reservations: 212.349.0438 or info@chendancecenter.org


Chen Dance Center | 70 Mulberry Street
2nd floor (corner of Mulberry & Bayard in Chinatown, NYC)


 

May 7, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

The Collegiate Chorale’s Spring 2015 Benefit
Thursday May 7. 6PM.
Carnegie Hall

The Collegiate Chorale will hold its Spring Benefit, featuring the U.S. premiere of Kurt Weill and Franz Werfel’s The Road of Promise at Carnegie Hall on May 7, 2015. The event will begin at 6:00pm with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in Carnegie Hall’s Rose Museum. The performance will commence at 7:00pm in the Stern Auditorium, with a seated dinner and dessert with the artists in the Rohatyn Room immediately following the concert. A live auction with a few select items will follow the dinner, led by Steve Rosen. All net proceeds will go toward The Chorale’s artistic and education initiatives. Dress is festive. Benefit tickets are $500 - $1,500, and tables are $5,000 - $15,000. Details are available at collegiatechorale.org/support/special-events. For more information, please contact Selena Lavonier at slavonier@collegiatechorale.org or 646.435.9052.

The Chorale’s Spring Benefit will honor the Simon Wiesenthal Center. The event is led by Co-Chairs Susan Baker and Michael Lynch, Jewelle and Nathaniel Bickford, Antonia and George Grumbach, Judith and Morton Sloan, Deborah F. Stiles, Adèle and John Talty, Barbara Hope Zuckerberg, and Corporate Co-Chair Aon.


Carnegie Hall |881 7th Ave.
New York, NY 10019


 

May 6, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

The Collegiate Chorale announces the Addition of Ron Rifkin to the Cast of THE ROAD OF PROMISE
May 6 at 8pm & May 7 at 7pm.
Carnegie Hall - Stern Auditorium


The Collegiate Chorale announces that Ron Rifkin will join the cast of the US Premiere of Kurt Weill's The Road of Promise on May 6, 2015 at 8pm and May 7, 2015 at 7pm at Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall, 881 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10019.

The Road of Promise is a new concert adaptation of Kurt Weill and Franz Werfel's epic 1937 stage spectacle, The Eternal Road, led by Tony Award-winning conductor/director Ted Sperling and featuring a cast of world-renowned singers, a 200-voice chorus, and symphony orchestra.
Like the original stage work, The Road of Promise combines a story about a synagogue under threat of persecution with defining stories from the Old Testament. As the congregation awaits their fate, a 13-year old boy appears who knows nothing of his Jewish heritage or faith. The Rabbi enlightens him and gives the community strength by recounting the stories of Abraham, Jacob, Joseph, Miriam, Moses, Ruth, Isaiah, and more, all of which come alive through Weill's magnificent musical score. The young boy listens to the stories unfold and emerges as the new hope for his people.
The concert will feature Ron Rifkin, Anthony Dean Griffey, Mark Delavan, Philip Cutlip, AJ Glueckert, and Lotte Lenya Competition Finalists/Winners Lauren Michelle, Megan Marino, and Justin Hopkins, with Conductor/Director Ted Sperling and Orchestra of St. Luke's. Video Projections by Wendall Harrington and Lighting Design by Frances Aronson.

The May 7 performance will feature a special pre-concert talk at 6pm, presented in partnership with the Museum of Jewish Heritage. Artistic Director Ted Sperling talks with Ed Harsh, adapter of Kurt Weill and Franz Werfel's The Road of Promise, about the background, historical context, and glorious musical content of this piece.

Both performances of The Road of Promise will be recorded live at Carnegie Hall for release on the Parma/Navona Records label, distributed by Naxos Records.

Tickets are $30-$135 and are available at www.carnegiehall.org, CarnegieCharge 212-247-7800, or the Box Office at 57th and Seventh. For more information, visit http://collegiatechorale.org/performances/the-road-of-promise.


Carnegie Hall |881 7th Avenue
Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage


May 5, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

Steven Somkin
Melissa's Choice
Tuesday @7pm
Wednesday – Saturday @8pm
Wednesday May 13 & 20 performances will be at 2pm
Sunday @3pm
May 5 - May 22, 2015
The Lion Theatre

What happens when life places you in direct conflict with everything you believe and are passionate about? This is Melissa Golden’s dilemma, and one that will require her to make some life altering decisions, in Steven Somkin’s new play, Melissa’s Choice.

Set in a remote campsite of a national forest in Oregon, Somkin’s protagonist, Melissa, a 28-year-old lawyer, women’s rights advocate and staunch environmentalist who believes in population control, must face the consequences of her unplanned pregnancy.

Tickets are $18.00, available through Telecharge, www.telecharge.com or by calling (212) 239-6200.

The Lion Theatre on Theatre Row | 410 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036.


May 3, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

"Twelfth Night"
April 12-May 11
Sundays at 7:30PM
Mondays at 8:30PM
Poco (4/12), Parkside Lounge (4/19), Cakeshop (4/26 & 4/27), Treehouse Theatre (5/3 & 5/4), Lucky Jack's (5/10 & 5/11)

LES Shakespeare Company will present “Twelfth Night” at various well known Lower East Side bar/performance spaces on Sundays and Mondays from April 12 thru May 11. Artistic director and founding member, Melody Erfani directs. The cast features Peter Collier, Gina Doherty, Mike Maloney, Peter Marciano, Sarah Miles, Kathleen O’Neal and Ben Sheedy. One of Shakespeare’s most popular comedies, “Twelfth Night” is part of LES Shakespeare’s F*ckin Up Shakespeare Series where an intoxicated actor and seven classically trained professionals stumble through a Shakespearean play with hilarity and audience involvement. With a genuinely drunken actor selected randomly at every performance, no two shows are ever the same. Uncensored, explicit and frequently out of control, this is Shakespeare as the Bard himself would recognize it…probably. LES Shakespeare is committed to reaching out to the Lower East Side community and bringing this diverse group together to enjoy an innovative approach to the works of Shakespeare while expanding their appreciation of classical texts performed at Lower East Side venues and cultural centers. Proceeds from this production will fund their upcoming summer production of “Romeo & Juliet” with free performances at the East River Park Amphitheatre.

Tickets are $25 and include two drinks.

Tickets $18 general admission; seniors and students $12. Student groups $9.
Tickets are available at http://brownpapertickets.com/event/1342416 or call 800 838-3006

Company website :www.lesshakespeare.org
Running time: 75 minutes


Poco (33 Ave. B), Parkside Lounge (317 E Houston), Cakeshop (152 Ludlow St.), Treehouse Theatre (154 W. 29th St), Lucky Jack's (129 Orchard St.)



Another New York Cool Tip:

History Matters/Back to the Future present:
Judith Barlow Prize Play Reading
Sunday, May 3, 2015 3 PM - 6 PM
Helen Mills Theater

Join HISTORY MATTERS/BACK TO THE FUTURE for the staged reading of the inaugural Judith Barlow Prize wining one-act play Three Landings and a Fire Escape by Northwestern student Selina Fillinger.

Three Landings and a Fire Escape: Inspired by Sophie Treadwell’s Machinal, this award winning one-act play takes place in a Chicago apartment building near the rumbling of the L train. Three very different women become unlikely friends as they see each other through difficult times and one finds the strength to take matters into her own hands.
Directed by award-winning actor and women’s advocate Kathleen Chalfant.

A free wine and cheese reception will follow the play reading. FREE, please register prior to the event at: judithbarlowprize2015.eventbrite.com?

Helen Mills Theater | 139 West 26th Street
Between 6th and 7th avenue


DANCE AGAINST CANCER Raised More Than $243,000
May 2015
AXA Equitable Theater


The 5th Annual Dance Against Cancer was held on Monday, April 27, 2015. The event had over 500 guests attend and raised more than $243,000 for the American Cancer Society that will benefit research initiatives and patient and family service programs.


Attendees included Christopher Abbott, Stella Abrera, Jody Arnhold, The Bommer Family, Stuart H. Coleman, Herman Cornejo, Leanne Cope, Diana DiMenna, Joseph Doherty, Robert Fairchild, Nikki Feirt Atkins, Lynne Goldberg, Sarah Goocher, Carol Gray, Brandon Gross, Julia Gruen, Judith Hoffman, Lauren Josey, Maria Kowroski, Karen Lacy, James Lipton, Phil Livingston, Lar Lubovitch, Sara Mearns, Tiler Peck, Sasha Radetsky, Amar Ramasar, Desmond Richardson, Matthew Rushing, Erica Sabatini, Robert Schulman, Taylor Stanley, Lynne Taylor-Corbett, Twyla Tharp, Daniel Ulbricht, Carmen Marc Valvo, Heather Watts, Damian Woetzel, Doreen Weisfuse.


Baron Tequila, Brooklyn Brewery, GuS Grown-up Soda, Hearth Restaurant, Kessler Wine & Spirits, The Natural Gourmet Institute, Patron Tequila, Vitae, and Wolffer Estate Vineyards, served as food and beverage sponsors, with additional food provided by FoodMatch, Inc., Marin French Cheese, Laura Chenel's Cheese.


The evening’s performance, produced by New York City Ballet’s Daniel Ulbricht and Manhattan Youth Ballet’s Erin Fogarty Bittner, featured New York City Ballet’s Maria Kowroski, Sara Mearns, Tiler Peck, Robert Fairchild, Amar Ramasar, Taylor Stanley, Daniel Ulbricht; American Ballet Theatre’s Stella Abrera, Herman Cornejo; Alvin Ailey’s Matthew Rushing; as well as Desmond Richardson, and Sasha Radetsky, among others.


AXA Equitable Theater | 787 7th Ave.
N
ew York, NY 10019


 

May 1 & 2, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

MATTHEW BROOKOFF DANCE REPERTORY COMPANY\
May 1 & 2 at 8 PM
City Center Studio 5


Choreographer Matthew Brookoff present his Dance Repertory Company in the premiere of neoclassical ballet "Fracture," to a commissioned score by young composer Brad Crane, along with the charming "In Love Again," to four of Rodgers and Hart's most irresistible songs, and "Lyrical Male Suite #1: Songs of Love and Solitude."

Tickets: $20
Reservations: 212.726.2354


City Center Studio 5 | 130 West 56 Street (between 6th & 7th Avenues)


 

HARMONIE UNIVERSELLE: National Styles Unfurled
Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 7:30 PM
First Church Christ, Scientist

Welcoming spring, EARLY MUSIC NEW YORK first chair players perform favorite 17th-century chamber works by Jean-Baptiste Lully - France, Juan Hidalgo - Spain, Henry Purcell - England, Georg Muffat - Austria, Johann Pachelbel - Germany, and Arcangelo Corelli - Italy, to illustrate blossoming national styles and a new genre - the budding concerto grosso.

Reserved Seating $40, Students with ID $20 at door, Subscription discounts available,
www.EarlyMusicNY.org or call Box Office 212 280-0330

First Church Christ, Scientist | Central Park West at 68th Street
New York, NY 10023


 

April 29, 2015

New York Cool Tip:



Image: Nicole Eisenman (American, b. France, 1965), Seder, 2010, oil on canvas. The Jewish Museum, New York. Purchase: Lore Ross Bequest; Milton and Miriam Handler Endowment Fund; and Fine Arts Acquisitions Committee Fund.

Masterpieces & Curiosities:
Nicole Eisenman's Seder
Fourth Offering in New Exhibition Series
Exploring Works from the Jewish Museum
Opens March 13, 2015 through August 9, 2015
The Jewish Museum

Showcasing a painting commissioned by the Jewish Museum in 2010, Masterpieces & Curiosities: Nicole Eisenman's Seder continues a series of exhibitions focused on individual works in the Museum's world-renowned collection. On view from March 13 to August 9, 2015, this exhibition presents Eisenman's painting Seder with over 25 seldom seen yet important portraits by such artists as Jules Pascin, Theresa Bernstein, Raphael and Moses Soyer, and Edouard Vuillard that help illuminate her painterly approach and chosen subject. The diverse breadth of techniques and styles used in these works will demonstrate how Eisenman looks to the past as inspiration for her unique narratives of 21st century life. Also included is a selection of Passover Seder plates from the Museum's collection, ranging from the 18th to 21st centuries.

The fourth show in the Masterpieces & Curiosities series, Nicole Eisenman's Seder differs from previous installations. Rather than analyze the content and subjects of the painting, the exhibition will look at the connections between this contemporary work and the portraits. These paintings represent different time periods, places, and styles, while also revealing the continuous exploration and evolution of Jewish identity. They detail the political and social history of the past hundred years through the portrayal of individuals ranging from the aristocrat to the anonymous burgher to the artist. Through this varied display of artworks in dialogue, Seder can be seen as responding to and advancing a storied visual and material tradition of Jewish culture.

Related Program
On Thursday, March 26 at 6:30pm, Nicole Eisenman will speak with Joanna Montoya Robotham about Seder. This program is part of Writers and Artists Respond, a series of thought-provoking discussions and performances led by artists, musicians, and writers in the Museum's exhibition galleries. The discussion is free with Pay-What-You-Wish Admission; RSVP Recommended.

The Jewish Museum is located at 1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street, New York City. Museum hours are Saturday, Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday, 11am to 5:45pm; Thursday, 11am to 8pm; and Friday, 11am to 4pm. Museum admission is $15.00 for adults, $12.00 for senior citizens, $7.50 for students, free for visitors 18 and under and Jewish Museum members. Admission is Pay What You Wish on Thursdays from 5pm to 8pm and free on Saturdays. For information on the Jewish Museum, the public may call 212.423.3200 or visit the website at www.thejewishmuseum.org.

The Jewish Museum | The Jewish Museum | 1109 Fifth Avenue | New York | NY | 10128


 

 

April 27, 2015

Two New York Cool Tips:

Christopher Wheeldon in Conversation with Rita Moreno
Monday April 27 at 7 PM
Symphony Space


Words on Dance, in association with Symphony Space, will present "From Ballet to Broadway," an evening with internationally acclaimed choreographer and director Christopher Wheeldon. The event will include TV and Film clips, and a live conversation conducted by Academy/TonyEmmy/Grammy Award-winning actress/singer/dancer Rita Moreno. The conversation will take place two weeks after the opening of the much-anticipated musical "An American in Paris," directed and choreographed by Mr. Wheeldon, opening in mid-April on Broadway.

Tickets: $15
Reservations: 212.864-5400 or www.symphonyspace.org or at the Symphony Space box office

Symphony Space | 2537 Broadway (at 95th Street)


Dance Against Cancer
An Evening to Benefit
The American Cancer Society
Monday, April 27, 2015 at 7pm
AXA Equitable Theater

Producers Erin Fogarty and Daniel Ulbricht have partnered with the American Cancer Society to present the 5th annual Dance Against Cancer on Monday, April 27, 2015 at the AXA Equitable Theater, 787 Seventh Avenue (between 51st and 52nd Streets). VIP guests will enjoy cocktails and passed hors d'oeuvres at 6pm, followed by world premiere dance performances at 7pm from companies including New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Gallim Dance, members of NYC's Broadway community and more.

This year's artists include New York City Ballet's Maria Kowroski, Sara Mearns, Tiler Peck, Robert Fairchild, Amar Ramasar, Taylor Stanley, Daniel Ulbricht; American Ballet Theatre's Stella Abrera, Herman Cornejo, Marcelo Gomes; Alvin Ailey's Matthew Rushing; as well as Desmond Richardson, Sasha Radetsky with more to be announced in the coming weeks.

Both Hearth and Vitae restaurants will generously cater the pre-performance VIP reception. The post-performance reception will feature a new partnership with the Natural Gourmet Institute as well as supporters such as Brooklyn Brewery, Baron Tequila among others.

Tickets are $150 for General Admission, $300 for VIP and $500 for Preferred VIP with dress rehearsal access and are available at dacny.org. All proceeds from this event will benefit research initiatives as well as all patient and family service programs that American Cancer Society funds. Since its inauguration, Dance Against Cancer has raised over $325,000 in support of the American Cancer Society.

AXA Equitable Theater | 787 Seventh Avenue (between 51st and 52nd Streets).


 

April 25, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

CCCADI 1st Annual Gala
April 25th @ 8PM
Alhambra Ballroom

CCCADI present its 1st Annual Gala to be held on Saturday, April 25th at 8 PM at the elegant Alhambra Ballroom located at 2116 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd. in Harlem. It will pay tribute to the legendary Afro Cuban songstress, Graciela with dancing to the Mambo Legends Orchestra featuring Cita Rodriguez performing music of that Era.

The Gala honorees are Lorraine Cortes Vazquez, Vice President of Multi-Cultural Markets and Engagement at AARP; Eugene Giscombe, president and chief executive of The Giscombe Realty Group in Harlem; Mario Baeza, President of The Baeza Group and Lucky Rivera, community organizer and founder of Positive Workforce in El Barrio.

This event benchmarks a new chapter in our growth as we plan our move to the state of the art renovated firehouse on East 125th Street in East Harlem/El Barrio. It marks the beginning of a journey that will solidify the role of CCCADI as one of the major investors in assuring that the history and contributions of our communities are an integral part of the educational and future growth of our diverse cultures.

For more information contact (212) 307-7420 ext. 3004 or 3008, email info@cccadi.org, or visit cccadi.org.

Alhambra Ballroom | 2116 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd. in Harlem


 

April 23, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

Urban Dramaturgy
April 23rd 6:30pm Conversation
The Segal Theatre

Join us for an evening with Bertie Ferdman who will discuss new tendencies in contemporary American dramaturgy with Mallory Catlett, Peter Eckersall, Andrew Kircher, and Jeff Stark.

This evening is presented in collaboration with the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas (LMDA).

The MARTIN E. SEGAL THEATRE CENTER at The Graduate Center, City University of New York | 365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10016
(212) 817-1860
http://thesegalcenter.org/



Another New York Cool Tip:

Ballet Hispanico
Tuesday, April 14-Sunday, April 26, 2015
The Joyce Theater


Ballet Hispanico, recognized as the nation's leading Latino dance organization since 1970, returns to the Joyce Theater from April 14-26, 2015 with 15 performances featuring five dynamic programs. Tickets start at $10 and are on sale now at www.joyce.org.

Under Artistic Director Eduardo Vilaro, Ballet Hispanico has melded its Latino roots with an eclectic, sleekly modern style that has made it one "of the best contemporary repertory ensembles" (The New York Times). Highlights of this year's Joyce season include a raw and athletic world premiere by Mexico-based choreographer Miguel Mancillas and the dazzling New York premiere of Show.Girl. by Miami-based, Princess Grace Award-winning choreographer Rosie Herrera. Other highlights include the Joyce Premiere of Gustavo Ramírez Sansano's CARMEN.maquia, a contemporary spin on the iconic story about a passionate gypsy with set design by Luis Crespo and costumes by fashion designer David Delfin; Sombrerísimo, choreographed by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa and commissioned by New York City Center for the 10th anniversary of the Fall for Dance Festival; and El Beso, choreographed by Gustavo Ramírez Sansano, with original costumes by Venezuelan fashion designer Angel Sanchez.


The Joyce| 175 Eighth Ave., NYC 10011


 

April 22, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

New York Composers Circle Concert
Tuesday. April 21 at 7:30 PM
Saint Peter's Church at Citigroup Center


The New York Composers Circle will present a concert of new music at 7:30 PM on Tuesday, April 21 at Saint Peter's Church, Citigroup Center, 619 Lexington Ave. in Manhattan. The concert will feature the world premieres of Susan J. Fischer's Intermezzo, for oboe, violin, cello, and piano; Peri Mauer's Journey, for oboe; Gayther Myers's The Workday, for flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, and piano; Max Giteck Duykers's Dark Body, for flute, violin, cello, and piano; David Picton's Turning Leaves for Sandy, for oboe and guitar; Eugene Marlow's Trois Chansons pour une Poetesse, for flute and alto flute; and Richard Brooks's Into the Twilight, for flute, bassoon, violin, viola and piano. In addition, Orlando Legname's Vortici D'etere, for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, and piano, will receive its New York premiere.

The performers will include Margaret Lancaster and Roberta Michel, flute; Christa Van Alstine, clarinet; Christa Robinson, Keve Wilson, and Virginia Chang Chien, oboe; Nanci Belmont, bassoon; Matt Marks, horn; Esther Noh, violin; Hannah Levinson, viola; John Popham, cello; Oren Fader, guitar; Stephen Gosling, piano; and Tamara Cashour, conductor.

The April 21st concert is free; however, a $20 donation is suggested, payable at the door. For more information, call 212-787-8309 or visit http://nycomposerscircle.org. For public transit information, visithttp://tripplanner.mta.info/MyTrip/ui_web/customplanner/tripplanner.aspx. All NYCC concerts are ADA-accessible.


Saint Peter's Church at Citigroup Center | 619 Lexington Avenue at 54th Street in Manhattan
URL: http://NYComposersCircle.org


April 21, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

Ballet Hispanico
Tuesday, April 14-Sunday, April 26, 2015
The Joyce Theater


Ballet Hispanico, recognized as the nation's leading Latino dance organization since 1970, returns to the Joyce Theater from April 14-26, 2015 with 15 performances featuring five dynamic programs. Tickets start at $10 and are on sale now at www.joyce.org.

Under Artistic Director Eduardo Vilaro, Ballet Hispanico has melded its Latino roots with an eclectic, sleekly modern style that has made it one "of the best contemporary repertory ensembles" (The New York Times). Highlights of this year's Joyce season include a raw and athletic world premiere by Mexico-based choreographer Miguel Mancillas and the dazzling New York premiere of Show.Girl. by Miami-based, Princess Grace Award-winning choreographer Rosie Herrera. Other highlights include the Joyce Premiere of Gustavo Ramírez Sansano's CARMEN.maquia, a contemporary spin on the iconic story about a passionate gypsy with set design by Luis Crespo and costumes by fashion designer David Delfin; Sombrerísimo, choreographed by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa and commissioned by New York City Center for the 10th anniversary of the Fall for Dance Festival; and El Beso, choreographed by Gustavo Ramírez Sansano, with original costumes by Venezuelan fashion designer Angel Sanchez.


The Joyce| 175 Eighth Ave., NYC 10011




April 20, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

Kinesis Project's
10th Anniversary Gala
Monday April 20th @ 6:30 PM
Battery Gardens

10 years of performances on stage and outside
Kinesis Project continues dancing into the next 10 years!
Join us for a sparkling evening of dance and celebration.
Enjoy views of the Statue of Liberty and a one of a kind Kinesis Project performance.

While enjoying free flowing food and drink,
be the first to hear about a new public art collaboration and take part in honoring
Aviva Davidson & Dancing in the Streets, 30 years of dance changing space!
Dress to sparkle

Tickets begin at $150
https://www.artful.ly/store/events/5331
Artist Rates available, reach out to info@kinesisproject.com

Battery Park | 1 Battery Place
New York, NY 10004
United States


 

April 19, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

National Multiple Sclerosis Society
New York City Walk
10 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.
April 19, 2015 @ 10AM
Pier 26 – Located off West St. between N. Moore St. & Hubert St. in Tribeca


Route: Two or four mile
Directions: Located off of the West Side Highway at N Moore Street in Manhattan, Pier 26 offers beautiful views of the Hudson River, New Jersey and Battery Park.

For more information, click here: http://walknyn.nationalmssociety.org/site/TR?fr_id=25499&pg=entry or call 212-463-9791

Pier 26 – Located off West St. between N. Moore St. & Hubert St. in Tribeca


New York Cool Tip:

See-A-Dot Music Publishing Composer Showcase
Sunday, April 19 at 3 PM
Judson Memorial Hall

See-A-Dot Music Publishing, Inc. will present a Composers Showcase concert on Sunday, April 19 - 3 PM at Judson Memorial Hall, 55 Washington Square South in New York NY.

This event will feature music by Stephen Barr, Michael Conley, Carson Cooman, Ezra Donner, Rachel Fogarty, Harry Einhorn, Robin McClellan, Joe Rubinstein, Trevor Shaw, and others. The vocal ensemble will be led by Fahad Siadat, the Director of See-A-Dot Music Publishing (http://seeadot.com/).

This event is free for conductors and other choral professionals, and complimentary perusal scores will be available during the concert. Many of the composers will be present and there will be a reception following the concert where composers and conductors can meet.

General admission to the public is $10. For tickets and more information, visit https://www.artful.ly/store/events/5305.

Join See-A-Dot Music Publishing’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/seeadot.


Judson Memorial Hall | 55 Washington Square South, New York NY
URL: http://seeadot.com/


 

 

April 18, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

Take 6
Saturday April 18th. 8PM
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts


Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues its 60th Anniversary Season with a concert by Grammy-winning a cappella jazz group Take 6 on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 8pm. Heralded by Quincy Jones as the "baddest vocal cats on the planet," the most awarded vocal group in history (10 Grammy Awards, 10 Dove Awards, a Soul Train Award, and more) celebrates their 25th Anniversary in a soulful concert that fuses gospel, jazz, R&B, and pop. Take 6 (Claude McKnight, Mark Kibble, Joel Kibble, Dave Thomas, Alvin Chea, and Khristian Dentley) is the quintessential a cappella group and model for vocal genius, with six virtuosic voices united in crystal clear harmony against a backdrop of syncopated rhythms, innovative arrangements, and funky grooves. With praise from such luminaries as Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Brian Wilson, Ella Fitzgerald and Whitney Houston, the multi-platinum selling sextet has toured across the globe, collaborated across genres, and is recognized as the preeminent a cappella group in the world.

Tickets are $30-40 and can be purchased at BrooklynCenter.org or by calling the box office at 718-951-4500 (Tue-Sat, 1pm-6pm).

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts | 2900 Campus Road
(at Brooklyn College)



Another New York Cool Tip:

Dzul Dance
Saturday April 18 at 8 PM
Gerald W. Lynch Theater/John Jay College


Dzul Dance presents director/choreographer Javier Dzul's newest work, PIXOM (Maya for Spirit), based on Mayan fables for children. Much like our own childrens' fairytales, these fables are both beautiful and macabre, and are inspired by ancient tales of the Aluxes, Kizin and Ixtabay. Dzul was born and raised in a Mayan tribal community in southern Mexico performing ritual dances, speaking Mayan and studying ancient teachings until the age of sixteen. His Dzul Dance fuses dance with aerial arts and contortion to communicate pre-Hispanic, Latin and Mexican culture.

Tickets: $35
www.dzuldance.eventbrite.com


Gerald W. Lynch Theatre | 524 West 59th Street
Between 10th & 11th Avenues




April 16, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

"All Gone West"
See Below for Schedule
March 28th - April 18th, 2015
Teatro Circulo

"All Gone West"a new play by John Attanas, transports us to the New York jazz scene of the early 50's. An Army vet, in love with a secretary at CCNY, would win her by setting up a be-bop club on Ninth Avenue with the help of a black saxophonist he has befriended in the service and a couple of low-lives he has met along the way. The couple's story is one of dreams dashed and fulfilled; love denied and embraced. The play features a cast of six plus a live, four-piece jazz ensemble.

The Army vet, a handsome and swarthy bartender named Sam, has become infatuated with the "new sound" of jazz, which relies on instrumental virtuosity and improvisation. Sam has always had sophisticated taste in music, but he has become an unusual aficionado thanks to Sonny, a black Army buddy, who guided him through underground joints stateside while they were in uniform during WWII. Sonny is now a leading jazz saxophonist and drug addict. Sam has two ambitions in life: to marry Mary, a pretty secretary at CCNY, and to open a music club where he can present and promote the new jazz sound.

March 28, 29, 31; April 1, 2, 4, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15, 16, 17, 18 (note irregular schedule)
Mondays through Fridays at 7:00 PM, Saturdays at 3:00 PM and 7:00 PM (except 3/28 and 4/4-7:00 only), Sundays at 3:00 PM
$18 general admission. Box office: SMARTTIX (212) 868-4444, www.smarttix.com
Show's website: http://allgonewest.org/


Teatro Circulo |64 East 4th Street| NYC 10003
(Between 2nd Ave and Bowery)

 


 

April 15, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

THE NEW YORK CENTER FOR CHILDREN
20TH ANNIVERSARY SPRING COCKTAIL RECEPTION
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Cocktails & Hors d'oeuvres: 6: 30 PM- 8:30 PM
Bar at Clement at the Peninsula Hotel

The New York Center for Children (NYCC) is hosting its 20th Anniversary Spring Cocktail Reception on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at Bar at Clement at the Peninsula Hotel in New York City. Please join the NYCC in celebrating 20 years of helping our neediest children achieve their potential.

Founded in 1995, the NYCC is the only independent center in New York that offers relief to families and children who have been victims of abuse, providing free, comprehensive therapy for as long as they need. The dedicated staff will never turn a child in need away. The NYCC is a nonprofit that relies on donations to ensure it is able to provide these services.

Honorary Chair of the NYCC Board of Directors Kate Spade believes that at the Center, “Children are supported in their journey to a safer place. There is no other organization quite like it.” To date, the center has helped more than 15,000 families receive care. The NYCC also provides groundbreaking training programs about how to diagnose, treat and prevent child abuse for medical students, doctors, nurses and first responders across the globe. So far, it has trained more than 20,000 medical professions.

Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be served and all proceeds of the night will benefit the center.

For more information on NYCC, visit newyorkcenterforchildren.org

Bar at Clement at the Hotel Peninsula | 700 Fifth Avenue
(Between 54th and 55th Streets)
New York City


 

Another New York Cool Tip:

Ballet Hispanico
Tuesday, April 14-Sunday, April 26, 2015
The Joyce Theater


Ballet Hispanico, recognized as the nation's leading Latino dance organization since 1970, returns to the Joyce Theater from April 14-26, 2015 with 15 performances featuring five dynamic programs. Tickets start at $10 and are on sale now at www.joyce.org.

Under Artistic Director Eduardo Vilaro, Ballet Hispanico has melded its Latino roots with an eclectic, sleekly modern style that has made it one "of the best contemporary repertory ensembles" (The New York Times). Highlights of this year's Joyce season include a raw and athletic world premiere by Mexico-based choreographer Miguel Mancillas and the dazzling New York premiere of Show.Girl. by Miami-based, Princess Grace Award-winning choreographer Rosie Herrera. Other highlights include the Joyce Premiere of Gustavo Ramírez Sansano's CARMEN.maquia, a contemporary spin on the iconic story about a passionate gypsy with set design by Luis Crespo and costumes by fashion designer David Delfin; Sombrerísimo, choreographed by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa and commissioned by New York City Center for the 10th anniversary of the Fall for Dance Festival; and El Beso, choreographed by Gustavo Ramírez Sansano, with original costumes by Venezuelan fashion designer Angel Sanchez.


The Joyce| 175 Eighth Ave., NYC 10011


 

April 14, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

American Classical Orchestra Benefit
Tuesday, April 14th 6:00 to 9:00pm
Central Park Boathouse

6:00pm Festivities
Full Open Bar
Passed lavish hors d'oeuvres, carving station,
pasta made to order, and cheese board
Silent Auction
7:15pm Performance
Featuring renowned Czech soprano Hana Blazíková
Also featuring members from the
American Classical Orchestra and Chorus:
Marcy Richardson, soprano
Krista Bennion-Feeney, violin
Allan Whear, cello
John Feeney, bass
Charles Weaver, theorbo
and Maestro Thomas Crawford, harpsichord

8:00pm Live Auction

The Central Park Boathouse is a beautiful and classic New York City venue with unparalleled views of the lake and the city skyline. It is a truly incredible urban oasis and the perfect place to share a glamorous evening of food, drink, music and celebration.

Individual ticket: $250 ($125 is tax-deductible)
The favor of a reply is requested by April 6th
Please R.S.V.P to Glenn Askin at 212.362.2727

The Central Park Boathouse


 

April 13, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

An Evening with Ayad Akhtar
April 13th 6:30pm Reading
The Segal Theatre

Join us for an evening with Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar. With Neilesh Bose (St. John’s University) and Maha Chehlaoui (Noor Theatre). Co-Presented with GC CUNY’s Middle East and Middle Eastern American Center (MEMEAC).

The MARTIN E. SEGAL THEATRE CENTER at The Graduate Center, City University of New York | 365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10016
(212) 817-1860
http://thesegalcenter.org/


Another New York Cool Tip:

New York City Children's Theater Gala Celebration
Monday, April 13, 2015 6:30 - 9:30pm
Battery Gardens
1 Battery Place

New York City Children's Theater (formerly Making Books Sing) hosts its first Gala with the new name this Spring at Battery Gardens. The evening will support the organization's growing arts-in-education programming serving thousands of children and families across the NYC tri-state area.

The special evening will be hosted PBS "NYC Arts" correspondent Christina Ha. New York City elected officials, television personalities, theater celebrities, and socialites will be in attendance for the Spring Gala.

Presented by
The Board of Directors of New York City Children's Theater

Special Guest Host
Christina Ha, PBS "NYC ARTS" Correspondent

2015 Honorees:
Norman Dimson & Carlyle Property Management
Respected management company and long-time supporters of New York Children's Theater

2015 Family of Artist Award Recipient:
Leslie Bernstein
Celebrated Costume Designer

Business/Cocktail Attire; Our Gala is a 21+ over event.

Tickets: http://nycchildrenstheater.force.com/donate/?dfId=a0sE000000WCKX0IAP
$300 (Individual), $3000 (Table of 10), $5000 (VIP Table of 10)

For questions about the Gala: please contact Nicole Hogsett at nhogsett@nycchildrenstheater.org

1 Battery Place (inside Battery Park; across from 17 State Street)
New York, NY 10004


 

April 12, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

Hispanic and Latin Musical Fanfares
Sunday April 12 at 3 PM
Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center


Downtown Chamber & Opera Players, under the direction of pianist Mimi Stern-Wolfe, will perform an exhilarating program of music by Astor Piazzolla, Carlos Gardel, Manuel de Falla, Kurt Weill, Xavier Montsalvatge, Isabelle Ganz, Mary Carol Warwick, and G.H. Rodriguez. The ensemble of vocalists and instrumentalists will be joined by tango dancers Karina Romero and Dardo Galletto.

Tickets: $15; $12.50 for seniors & students
Reservations: 212.260.4080


Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Edicational Center | 107 Suffolk Street, Between Rivington and Delancey


 

April 11, 2015

New York Cool Tips:

Kirkin O’ the Tartan and Pre-Parade Brunch
Saturday, April 11 10a.m.-12:00p.m.
The Brick Presbyterian Church

Kirkin O’ the Tartan is a traditional, non-denominational church service sponsored by the Saint Andrew’s Society of the State of New York. The service is followed by a pre-parade traditional Scottish brunch. Reservations required.

Admission: $25-35; children under 10 are half-price, children under 5 are free
http://nyctartanweek.org/event/kirking-of-the-tartan/

The Brick Presbyterian Church | 62 East Ninety-Second Street


Tartan Day on Ellis Island
Friday, April 10 – Sunday, April 12
Hours: First ferry departs mainland at 8:00a.m.
Last ferry departs Ellis Island 6:45p.m.
Ellis Island


Tartan Day on Ellis Island is one of the principal Scottish heritage events in the United States. The event debuted in 2002 and is presented free-of-charge to the general public by the Clan Currie Society. This year it features a new exhibition on Captain William Kidd, a Scottish sailor who was tried and executed for piracy after returning from a voyage to the Indian Ocean. A regular feature of Tartan Day on Ellis Island is music and dance and the 2015 program will be no exception. Tartan Day on Ellis Island will play host to some of the finest Scottish entertainment in New York City, including the Rampant Lion Pipe Band, kilt maker Bonnie Greene, John the Kilted Juggler and a whole host of Scottish entertainers, traditional musicians and maybe a few pirates!

FREE
http://tartandayonellisisland.com/program/

Ellis Island Immigration Museum - Ellis Island


2015 Tartan Day Parade
Saturday, April 11
Parade begins at 2:00p.m.
6th Avenue At W 45th Street

The 17th annual Tartan Day Parade takes place on April 11 and is a highlight of the Scotland Week festivities. Led by Grand Marshal, Outlander's Graham McTavish, the parade will bring together pipers and drummers from all over the world in a celebration of the contribution made to the USA by the Scots.

Those wishing to march must pre-register with the American Scottish Foundation:
http://www.americanscottishfoundation.com/tartanDay/index.html

Parade begins on 6th Avenue at W 45th Street and proceeds up 6th Avenue to 55thStreet

6th Avenue At W 45th Street



Canta Libre Chamber Ensemble in Concert
Saturday, April 11 at 2:30 PM
Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center’s Bruno Walter Auditorium

The acclaimed Canta Libre Chamber Ensemble will be in concert, performing music for flute, harp and strings. Repertoire for this Grandjany Revealed event will be Marcel Grandjany’s O Bien Aimee and Aria in Classic Style, Handel's Harp Concerto with Grandjany's cadenzas, Joseph Jongen’s Concerto a Cinque and Debussy’s Sonata for Viola, Flute and Harp. Marcel Grandjany's son Bernard will be present at the concert and will speak to the audience. Performers will be Sally Shorrock, flute, Bradley Bosenbeck, violin, Veronica Salas, viola, Bernard Tamosaitis, cello and Karen Lindquist, harp.

The April 11 event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 212-870-1630 or visit http://www.nypl.org/locations/lpa


Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center’s Bruno Walter Auditorium
111 Amsterdam Ave. in Manhattan



Grand Harmonie: Deconstructed
Saturday April 11 7:30pm
Church of the Epiphany

Experience a fresh, compelling concert model paying homage to eclectic programs of the past. Wind and string bands take a turn in the spotlight with early works by Mendelssohn, then join forces as a full classical orchestra for Schubert's Symphony no. 6 (Little C Major) under the baton of Adam Boyles.Grand Harmonie is a groundbreaking ensemble bringing a fresh, spontaneous voice to period instrument performance. In three sensational seasons, Grand Harmonie has made a dynamic impact throughout the Northeast, with appearances at many of the region’s important performance halls, galleries, concert series, and universities. Its members are dedicated to historically-informed performances of music from Mozart to Brahms on original instruments, in concerts ranging from intimate salon-style events to full-scale orchestral programs and operas. The Grand Harmonie sound has been hailed by critics as "delicate and gauzy" (New York Times), "tight and energetic" (Boston Globe), and "lusty, rhythmic, and rustic - theirs was early music with a stomp" (Hub Review).

Tickets are suggested $20/10, see grandharmonie.com for more information.

Church of the Epiphany | 1393 York Ave


Dance with MMDG | BAM Series
Saturday April 11th. 3-4pm
Mark Morris Dance Center


Dance with MMDG is a free, open level dance class for the whole family taught by Mark Morris Dance Group (MMDG) dancers to live piano accompaniment. No experience is necessary: all ages and abilities are encouraged to attend. For this special 3-month series, the dancers will teach excerpts of the works they will perform at BAM this Spring. This is an unique and exciting opportunity to get familiar with the dance group’s repertory before seeing it on stage April 22 - 26. For tickets and more information about this engagement, go to mmdg.org.

On April 11 Nicole Sabella and Dallas McMurray will teach excerpts from Pacific, which the company will perform as part of Program A at our upcoming BAM performances. Pacific, which was originally commissioned and performed by San Francisco Ballet in 1995. It is the first ballet that Mark Morris has set on his own dancers.

FREE. For more information: mmdg.org

Mark Morris Dance Center | 3 Lafayette Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11217


April 7, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

Lunchtime Concerts in Bryant Park
Monday, April 6 – Sunday, April 12
Hours: Times vary daily between 11:30-1:00pm; check website for daily schedule


Lunch time concerts featuring Scottish pipers, singers and poetry readings will take place on Bryant Park’s Fountain Terrace during Scotland Week. Highlights include the Highland Divas on Tartan Day, April 6; Craig Weir, a VIP piper who was awarded the Young Scot Award for Arts in 2104, on April 9; Hannah Read and John Gribbin, modern folk songwriters and instrumentalists; and many pipe bands and Highland dancers.

FREE
http://americanscottishfoundation.com/tartanday/tartan_events.html

Fountain Terrace at Bryant Park | At park entrance at 41st Street and 6th Avenue


 

April 6,2015

New York Cool Tip:

Sibyl Kempson with 7 Daughters of Eve Thtr. & Perf. Co.
April 6th Afternoon + 6:30pm Reading
The Segal Theatre

Join us for a day with American mercurial and shape shifting playwright Sibyl Kempson for the official and spiritual launch of her latest adventure: her own performance company, 7 Daughters of Eve Thtr. & Perf. Co. The event will feature excerpted readings of Sibyl Kempson’s early and new work, as well as an afternoon presentation.

The MARTIN E. SEGAL THEATRE CENTER at The Graduate Center, City University of New York | 365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10016
(212) 817-1860
http://thesegalcenter.org/


April 4, 2015

New York Cool Tip:


"Solange's Song"
Written by Wendy R Williams
Illustrated by Sophie Escabasse

"Solange's Song," is part of a free promotion Friday April 3 - Sunday April 5, 2015. It is not necessary to read the "Posse" books to enjoy/follow "Solange's Song."

"Solange's Song" is the Young Adult sequel to "The Big Apple Posse Trilogy". The trial of the century is over and Solange has moved to New York City to restart her life when one day after dance class, Solange meets a handsome stranger and she is immediately transported back into the world of voodoo, terror and revenge. Because nothing in life is every really over.

Click here for your free copy.

Written by Wendy R Williams, illustrated by Sophie Escabasse.


 

Another New York Cool Tip:

Agustin Anievas in Concert – Third 5 @ 5 Solo Piano Series Performance
Saturday, April 4 at 5:00 PM
The DiMenna Center for Classical Music

American pianist Agustin Anievas will be in concert as the third program of 5 @ 5 at DiMenna, a new solo piano performance series curated by Mirian Conti. This event is sponsored by The George D. and Freda B. Abraham Foundation. Mr. Anievas will perform 4 Impromptus, Op. 90-D 899 by Schubert, Beethoven’s Sonata No. 7, op. 10, No. 3 and Chopin’s Nocturne No. 16, Op. 55, No. 2 and Andante Spianato e Grande Polonaise, Op .22.

Admission to the concert is $5.00. Tickets are available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1388444. For more information, call 516-586-3433 or visit http://www.mirianconti.com/5--5-at-dimenna.html.

The DiMenna Center for Classical Music | 450 West 37th Street in Manhattan




April 1, 2015

Have an hysterical April Fools!

New York Cool Tip:

Blood On The Veil
March 28th - April 18th, 2015
Theater for the New City Community Theater

The gold, the silk, the magical clink of finger cymbals. Carol Tandava Henning brings to the stage a personal journey that does not stop moving in physical or cerebral space. In this theater work, the mind and the body are truly one. In the Western world, bellydancing calls up sexualized images of bachelor parties or extras in a Cecil B. DeMille biblical film. Yet Tandava’s piece comes out of agony — art is always born from suffering in one way or another. With wit and humor she traces her personal journey into bellydancing as well as the dance's authentic cultural roots and positive effects on both body and soul. Every performance features three or more exquisite guest bellydancers of varying ages, backgrounds, shapes, sizes — male and female — who perform a variety of styles including Egyptian, Turkish, Folkloric, Iraqi, American Tribal, American Cabaret, Fusion, and more! Directed by Jeffrey Fiske (The Screwtape Letters, Boudica).

Pay what you can Tuesdays - Tickets $15 - $25 Wednesday - Sunday
http://bloodontheveil.com/


Theater for the New City Community Theater | 155 First Avenue
NYC 10009


 

 

March 31, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

"All Gone West"
See Below for Schedule
March 28th - April 18th, 2015
Teatro Circulo

"All Gone West"a new play by John Attanas, transports us to the New York jazz scene of the early 50's. An Army vet, in love with a secretary at CCNY, would win her by setting up a be-bop club on Ninth Avenue with the help of a black saxophonist he has befriended in the service and a couple of low-lives he has met along the way. The couple's story is one of dreams dashed and fulfilled; love denied and embraced. The play features a cast of six plus a live, four-piece jazz ensemble.

The Army vet, a handsome and swarthy bartender named Sam, has become infatuated with the "new sound" of jazz, which relies on instrumental virtuosity and improvisation. Sam has always had sophisticated taste in music, but he has become an unusual aficionado thanks to Sonny, a black Army buddy, who guided him through underground joints stateside while they were in uniform during WWII. Sonny is now a leading jazz saxophonist and drug addict. Sam has two ambitions in life: to marry Mary, a pretty secretary at CCNY, and to open a music club where he can present and promote the new jazz sound.

March 28, 29, 31; April 1, 2, 4, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15, 16, 17, 18 (note irregular schedule)
Mondays through Fridays at 7:00 PM, Saturdays at 3:00 PM and 7:00 PM (except 3/28 and 4/4-7:00 only), Sundays at 3:00 PM
$18 general admission. Box office: SMARTTIX (212) 868-4444, www.smarttix.com
Show's website: http://allgonewest.org/


Teatro Circulo |64 East 4th Street| NYC 10003
(Between 2nd Ave and Bowery)

 



March 30, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

The Films of Lee Breuer: Mabou Mines Dollhouse & Others
March 30th. 6:30pm + All Day Screenings
The Segal Theatre

Lee Breuer is an American playwright, director, filmmaker, poet, lyricist, and academic, and co-artistic director of Mabou Mines Theater Company, which he founded in 1970 with JoAnne Akalaitis, Philip Glass, Ruth Maleczech, and David Warrilow. Breuer is perhaps best known for The Gospel at Colonus, a collaboration with Bob Telson, nominated for a Pulitzer, Grammy, Tony, and Emmy, and Mabou Mines Dollhouse, which won Obies for Best Director and Best Performance (2004). Screenings will begin at 10am.

The MARTIN E. SEGAL THEATRE CENTER at The Graduate Center, City University of New York | 365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10016
(212) 817-1860
http://thesegalcenter.org/


Another New York Cool Tip:

A Closer Look Gallery Talks
Mondays, March 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30, 1:00pm
The Jewish Museum

Educators and curators engage visitors in discussions about select works of art in Helena Rubinstein: Beauty Is Power, on March 2, 9, and 16; in Repetition and Difference on March 23; and in Laurie Simmons: How We See on March 30.

The Jewish Museum will present a series of recent photographs by artist Laurie Simmons, on view from March 13 to August 9, 2015. The seven new works in Laurie Simmons: How We See draw upon the "Doll Girls" community, women who alter themselves to look like Barbie, baby dolls, and Japanese Anime characters through make-up, dress, and even cosmetic surgery. Simmons goes beyond the disturbing questions raised by the "Doll Girls" community to explore notions of beauty, identity, and persona. Her longstanding interest in masking and disguises here extends to social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, where alternative versions of the self can quickly appear, morph, and be erased. How We See likens this persona-play to high-tech dress-up, and investigates the way individuality is reassembled through the distorted lens of idealized beauty.

The Jewish Museum is located at 1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street, New York City. Museum hours are Saturday, Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday, 11am to 5:45pm; Thursday, 11am to 8pm; and Friday, 11am to 4pm. Museum admission is $15.00 for adults, $12.00 for senior citizens, $7.50 for students, free for visitors 18 and under and Jewish Museum members. Admission is Pay What You Wish on Thursdays from 5pm to 8pm and free on Saturdays. For information on the Jewish Museum, the public may call 212.423.3200 or visit the website at TheJewishMuseum.org.

Free with Museum Admission

The Jewish Museum | 1109 5th Ave, New York, NY 10128
Phone: (212) 423-3200


March 29, 2015

New York Cool Tip:


"The Big Apple Posse: Escape From Los Angeles"
Written by Wendy R Williams
Illustrated by Sophie Escabasse


The Big Apple Posse: Escape From Los Angeles" is part of a free promotion Saturday March 28th through Sunday March 29th at Amazon.com. You don't need to read the first two books - "The Big Apple Posse: Escape From New York" and "The Big Apple Posse: Escape From New Orleans" - to enjoy/follow "Escape From Los Angeles." Click here for your free copy.




March 29, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

The Tempest Songbook
Friday March 27th. 7PM
Saturday March 28th. 7PM
Sunday March 29th. 3PM.
The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Tickets are now on sale for Gotham Chamber Opera's final production of the 2014/2015 season, The Tempest Songbook, comprised of incidental music for The Tempest composed in 1695 and attributed to Henry Purcell and Kaija Saariaho's 2004 Tempest Songbook for soprano, baritone and period instrument ensemble, in its U.S. and World Stage Premieres. A co-production with The Martha Graham Dance Company, The Tempest Songbook will be performed in The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, with three performances from March 27 - 29, 2015. Performances: Friday and Saturday at 7pm, Sunday at 3pm. The Tempest Songbook will explore the themes of William Shakespeare's The Tempest through dance, movement and song. The singers and dancers will express the words and actions of various characters, resulting in a lyrical vision of Shakespeare's play. The production is also notable for the video creation of celebrated multimedia artist Jean-Baptiste Barrière.

Tickets range from $30 to $175 and are available at http://metmuseum.org/events/programs/concerts-and-performances/gotham-opera-saariaho-1?eid=41915.


The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium at The Metropolitan Museum of Art | 1000 Fifth Avenue




Another New York Cool Tip:

The Tallest Tree in the Forest
Mar 22 & 28 at 2pm
Mar 22 & 24-28 at 7:30pm
Mar 29 at 3pm
BAM Harvey Theater


BAM presents The Tallest Tree in the Forest, Daniel Beaty's one-man show about Paul Robeson, Mar 22-29. Daniel Beaty gives a tour-de-force performance, playing up to 40 characters in The Tallest Tree in the Forest, a solo play, which he also wrote. It tells the life story of Paul Robeson, a towering figure among our nation's prominent African-Americans. Renowned director Moisés Kaufman returns to BAM (The Laramie Project, 2013 Winter/Spring) to direct this show which has delighted and enlightened audiences from Kansas City, to LA, La Jolla, and Washington, DC.

Born in New Jersey to a father who was a freed slave, Robeson (1898-1976) rose from humble beginnings to become a Broadway star and international celebrity. Best known for playing "Joe" in the ground-breaking musical Show Boat (making "Ol' Man River" one of the most celebrated show-tunes), he was also a scholar, athlete, activist, attorney, and an icon of the civil rights movement, whose career crumbled during the McCarthy era as questions arose about his Communist associations.

Employing Beaty's swift vocal and character transformations, monologues, narrative scenes, music, poetry, and video, the production explores the evolution of Robeson's career. It shows his humanity and courage, but does not shy away from his complicated character, including his marital infidelity and the controversy surrounding Show Boat.

For ticket information, call BAM Ticket Services at 718.636.4100, or visit BAM.org.


BAM Harvey Theater | 651 Fulton St.


 

March 27, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

4th U V-Day Presents "Emotional Creature" and "Women's Voices"
Friday, March 27th @ 7pm
Saturday, March 28th @ 2pm & 7pm
Fourth Universalist Society of NYC

(All shows will be preceeded by a V-FAIR offering crafts and snacks, a photography exhibit and raffle.)

"Emotional Creature" is a MUSICAL about the thoughts, struggles, and triumphs of girls around the world. From deciding on the right kind of boots to deciding how to escape being sold into sex trafficking, girls around the world face very different situations while trying to survive as a girl and what that means today. "Women's Voices" is the prelude performance of different female playwrights works on women issues, performed by an ensemble of actresses.

Over the past 6 years we have raised over $80,000 with our productions of "The Vagina Monologues" and "The Good Body". Of the money raised, 10% has gone to VDay’s work around the world, with the remaining 90% of the proceeds going to a variety of local organizations to end violence against women and girls. This year we're supporting Girls Educational & Mentoring Services (GEMS – www.gems-girls.org) which empowers girls who have been sex trafficked to exit the commercial sex industry and develop to their full potential. We're also supporting HerJustice (www.HerJustice.org) which provides free legal assistance to female victims of domestic violence.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zg8Wzj1dfx4&feature=youtu.be

TO PURCHASE TICKETS -- http://www.nycharities.org/event/C_event.asp?CharityCode=2516
Ticket prices: $25 -- general admission; $15 – students and seniors

Special rates for group of 8+ -- contact Deborah Roth at dsrothny@gmail.com, or 917-309-4008

Fourth Universalist Society of NYC | 160 Central Park West & 76th St.
New York, NY 10023


Another New York Cool Tip:

Affordable Art Fair NYC
Thursday, March 26th-Sunday, March 29th
Metropolitan Pavilion

With over 70 local, national and international galleries, Affordable Art Fair NYC returns to the Metropolitan Pavilion from March 26-29. Our concept is simple, yet unique: an inspiring and friendly atmosphere in which you can find thousands of original paintings, prints, sculptures and photographs all under one roof, ranging from $100-$10,000, with more than half priced under $5,000. Discover incredible new artists, thousands of contemporary artworks, and experiencing hands-on workshops, talks, and tours with fellow art lovers.

General Admission Online $18/day
At the door $20/day
Students/Seniors At the door $10/day*
*Valid ID required
Children Under 12Free

For More information visit and to buy tickets http://affordableartfair.com/newyork/

Metropolitan Pavilion | 125 W. 18th Street
New York, NY 10011


 

March 26, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

Deena Levy
"My Technology"
Tuesday trough Friday at 8:00 PM, Saturday at 2:00 PM and 8:00 PM and Sunday at 2:00 PM.
March 24 to 29, 2015
3DL Art & Technology Center

Twenty- and thirtysomethings confront the confusion of technology with identity in "My Technology," a new play of ensemble creation conceived and directed by Deena Levy. The evening is a composite of ten original one-person pieces interlaced with video projections and stills, choreography and original music.

"My Technology" integrates stories and original music with some hardcore technological surprises to illustrate the point that today, technology has broken down our ability to communicate as we used to. Everything is technology but something is lost and that, simply put, is the human condition. The longing to get back to who we are as human beings is told through ten very personal, poignant, and sexy one-person pieces on such themes as how we fall in love with stuff that's not human, virtual passion, distraction, cyberbullying, digital porn, self-branding vs. identity, suicide and rebooting your life. Between the monologues are sandwiched interludes of movement and visuals that offer creative disruption and beauty. The set is ten chairs representing each individual piece, accompanied by ten cell phones. The piece was developed through a process of ensemble creation, based on monologues that were written by the ten cast members over a period of months.

Tickets: $20. Box office: 800-838-3006,
Show's website:http://mytechnology.bpt.me

3LD Art & Technology Center| 80 Greenwich St| NYC


March 25, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

Ryan Link | Reverberations
March 25th at 7pm
Rockwood Music Hall

Join him in celebrating the release of his debut EP, Reverberations, on March 25th at 7p. The show is free, so be sure to bring your friends!

NYC songwriter and actor follows stints in Hair and Rent with highly anticipated alt-country debut

The Musebox today announced the release of Reverberations, the debut EP from New York City renaissance man Ryan Link. According to music blog Leading Us Absurd,?? Link’s “Maladjusted' is the kind of song you’ll want to add to your list with spring around the corner: it is perfect for a warm afternoon." Link has developed a reputation as a gifted actor and musician. With an impressive acting resume comprised of stints on Broadway (Rent and Hair), Link has recently been traveling with the Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova-composed stage adaptation of the cult indie film Once (www.oncemusical.com). They are currently on an extended tour of the U.S., Canada, and Japan. More information on Reverberations, now available on iTunes, and all of Link’s on-stage theatrics, is available on Link’s official website.

Following his West Coast upbringing, a brief stint as a Berklee music student gave way to some local recognition as a power-pop frontman in Boston, where he released one album with Miss Fortune and an EP with Now Is Now. Around this time, Link was bit by the acting bug.

An “indefinite hiatus” led him on a sharp thespian detour into New York City theater. Less than two years after moving to the big city, Link made a Broadway debut in 2003 as rocker Roger in Jonathan Larson's Rent. He further made his mark on Broadway and across the country with the 2009 revival of Hair, the iconic American tribal love-rock musical.

The show is free.

Rockwood Music Hall | 196 Allen St, New York, NY 10002
Phone:(212) 477-4155

 


 

March 24, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

Career Transition For Dancers Presents
The 10th Anniversary
LATIN DANCE PARTY
A Hot Evening of Music, Dance, Food & Entertainment
Tuesday, March 24th, 2015 at 7:00 pm
Columbus Citizens Foundation


Career Transition For Dancers presents the 10th anniversary LATIN DANCE PARTY on Tuesday, March 24th, 2015 at the beautiful Columbus Citizens Foundation, 8 East 69th Street (off Fifth Avenue), New York, New York 10021. Sponsored by Rolex Watch USA, the benefit includes cocktails/open bar & hors d’oeuvres at 7:00 pm, a three-course sit-down dinner at 8:00 pm, and dancing to the sounds of Louis Bauzo & Musicians along with a special performance by Arthur Murray Dance Center, Columbus Circle. There will also be a Latin dance lesson.

Career Transition For Dancers presents this special Benefit Gala to support the multifaceted life span of dancers. Whether performing, creating choreography, starting a business, or leaving the dance world altogether, our goals are to raise funds to ensure positive futures for these talented artists. The dress code is ‘Whatever Makes You Dance.’ This fun-filled evening of Latin entertainment will capture the glamour of a sophisticated Manhattan supper club with a beautiful dance floor and food and drink to warm up the March night.

The Benefit Chairs are Janice Becker, Alexander J. Dubé, Michele Riggi, and Joe Tremaine. Chita Rivera, two-time Tony Award Winner is the Honorary Chair. The Benefit Committee members are American Guild of Musical Artists AFL-CIO, Cynthia G. Fischer, Nancy S. MacMillan, Lan Rice, Gianni Russo, Kelli Shaughnessy, and James Stanton. Wine Generously Provided By: Gianni Russo.

Tickets are $300 for open seating and $500 for Benefactor premier seating. Special Angel premier tables for 12 close to the dance floor are $5,000; Champion preferred seating for 10 is $3,000. For information please call 212 764 0172.

Columbus Citizens Foundation | 8 East 69th Street
Off Fifth Avenue, New York, New York 10021.


Another New York Cool Tip:

Deena Levy
"My Technology"
Tuesday trough Friday at 8:00 PM, Saturday at 2:00 PM and 8:00 PM and Sunday at 2:00 PM.
March 24 to 29, 2015
3DL Art & Technology Center

Twenty- and thirtysomethings confront the confusion of technology with identity in "My Technology," a new play of ensemble creation conceived and directed by Deena Levy. The evening is a composite of ten original one-person pieces interlaced with video projections and stills, choreography and original music.

"My Technology" integrates stories and original music with some hardcore technological surprises to illustrate the point that today, technology has broken down our ability to communicate as we used to. Everything is technology but something is lost and that, simply put, is the human condition. The longing to get back to who we are as human beings is told through ten very personal, poignant, and sexy one-person pieces on such themes as how we fall in love with stuff that's not human, virtual passion, distraction, cyberbullying, digital porn, self-branding vs. identity, suicide and rebooting your life. Between the monologues are sandwiched interludes of movement and visuals that offer creative disruption and beauty. The set is ten chairs representing each individual piece, accompanied by ten cell phones. The piece was developed through a process of ensemble creation, based on monologues that were written by the ten cast members over a period of months.

Tickets: $20. Box office: 800-838-3006,
Show's website:http://mytechnology.bpt.me

3LD Art & Technology Center| 80 Greenwich St| NYC


 

March 22, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

The Big Apple Posse: Escape From New Orleans" is part of a free promotion Saturday March 21st through Sunday March 22nd at Amazon.com. You don't need to read the first book - "The Big Apple Posse: Escape From New York" to enjoy/follow "Escape From New Orleans." Click here for your free copy: Amazon.com

Another New York Cool Tip:

HaZamir: The International Jewish High School Choir
Sunday, March 22, 2015 at 4pm.
Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center


350 singers from cities across America and Israel. Maestro Matthew Lazar is founder and director. HaZamir draws together a network of 21 American chapters, 5 Israeli chapters and 60 alumni. Each chapter trains its singers throughout the year in a sophisticated repertoire of classical and contemporary Jewish choral music.

PROGRAM FEATURES
Music from 3 continents (US, Europe and Asia) spanning 3 centuries and 3 languages, English, Hebrew and Yiddish. The program displays the high caliber and variety of Jewish music available in the 21st century and also demonstrates the commitment and discipline of the singers, who master a demanding repertoire and learn about their heritage in the process. The concert boasts a dazzling array of vocal arrangements – from soaring, large-scale works sung by the entire choir, to smaller ensembles, to demanding solos.

SPECIAL AWARD
Dr. Ruth K. Westheimer will receive the Zamir Choral Foundation’s Kinor David Award. "Music has always been a golden thread running through my life. It helped me maintain my connection with the past and gave me the strength to overcome the losses and dislocations in my life. Listening to the HaZamir teenagers fills me with joy and the hope for a brighter future."she says.

TICKETS $180, $100, $75, $60, $50, lc.lincolncenter.org/shows/211975 or CenterCharge:212-721-6500.

INFO: http://www.zamirchoralfoundation.org/

Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center | 10 Lincoln Center Plaza, Columbus at 65th Street, Train #1 or #2 to West 66 Street


March 21, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College presents
National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica
Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 8pm
Sunday, March 22, 2015 at 3pm
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues its 60th Anniversary Season with the much-anticipated return of National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica (NDTC) on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 8pm and on Sunday, March 22, 2015 at 3pm. Returning to Brooklyn for the first time since their 50th Anniversary tour in 2012, the company will perform two programs combining evocative new works with favorites from their extensive repertoire.

Tickets for Saturday evening are $40-$75 and tickets for the Sunday matinee are $36-$45, and may be purchased at BrooklynCenter.org or by calling the box office at 718-951-4500 (Tue-Sat, 1pm-6pm).


Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts | Whitman Theatre at Brooklyn College
2 train to Brooklyn College/Flatbush Avenue
Online orders: BrooklynCenter.org
Box Office: 718-951-4500, Tue-Sat, 1pm-6pm


 

March 20, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

GOTHAM CHAMBER OPERA
The Tempest Songbook
Co-produced with the Martha Graham Dance Company
Performances: Friday and Saturday at 7pm, Sunday at 3pm.
March 7-29, 2015
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Directed and choreographed by Luca Veggetti

Gotham Chamber Opera presents the final production of the 2014/2015 season, The Tempest Songbook, comprised of incidental music for The Tempest composed in 1695 and attributed to Henry Purcell and Kaija Saariaho's 2004 Tempest Songbook for soprano, baritone and period instrument ensemble, in its U.S. and World Stage Premieres.A co-production with The Martha Graham Dance Company, The Tempest Songbook will be performed in The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, with three performances from March 27 - 29, 2015.

The Tempest Songbook will explore the themes of William Shakespeare's The Tempest through dance, movement and song. The singers and dancers will express the words and actions of various characters, resulting in a lyrical vision of Shakespeare's play. The production is also notable for the video creation of celebrated multimedia artist Jean-Baptiste Barrière.

For more information, visit www.gothamchamberopera.org.Tickets range from $30 to $175 and are available at http://metmuseum.org/events/programs/concerts-and-performances/gotham-opera-saariaho-1?eid=41915.


The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium at The Metropolitan Museum of Art | 1000 Fifth Avenue


 

March 18, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

"Kristina"
Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8:00 PM
Matinees Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00 PM.
March 13 to 29, 2015
Gene Frankel Theatre

Strindberg's "Kristina" (1903) is the unacknowledged basis for the Garbo film "Queen Christina." This historical drama is a skillful study of the enlightened and complex queen of Sweden who was reared as a man but fought a lifelong struggle to prove that a woman could rule as a king. She ended the Thirty Years War but abdicated amidst financial scandals and the fury over her conversion to Catholicism. In the events leading up to her abdication, she is shown struggling against her old lovers and mentors, putting on ballets to distract from her financial misconduct, fighting against her feminine nature and succumbing to it. "Kristina" is among the most powerful plays of its kind produced in modern times, with Strindberg revealing the power of his dramatic conceptions and the mastery he had acquired of his craft. Translated from the Swedish by Wendy Weckwerth, directed by Whitney Aronson.

Tickets $18 general admission; seniors and students $12. Student groups $9.
Box office: 212-868-4444; www.smarttix.com
Company's website: www.strindberg.org
Running time: two hours (including intermission).

Gene Frankel Theatre| 24 Bond Street| between Bowery and Lafayette, East Village


 

March 17, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

Drone Mass
Tuesday March 17th. 7PM –
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Temple of Dendur in The Sackler Wing

Icelandic composer and Golden Globe winner Jóhann Jóhannsson joins American Contemporary Music Ensemble and the 2014 Grammy Award–winning vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth to perform two world premiere pieces, Chaconne, performed by violinist Yuki Numata Resnick, and Drone Mass, a contemporary oratorio which fuses the sounds of string quartet, electronics, and vocals, and uses texts based on the Coptic Gospel of the Egyptians. Realized in the Met's magnificent Temple of Dendur in The Sackler Wing, among dazzling artifacts and architecture of ancient Egypt, and commissioned by ACME in celebration of its tenth anniversary.

Tickets: $50. For more information or advance purchase visit http://www.metmuseum.org/tickets or call 212-570-3949.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art |1000 Fifth Avenue
(and 82nd St)


 

March 16, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

An Evening with Leslie Ayvazian
March 16 @ 8:00pm Reading
The Segal Theatre

Join us for an evening with US/Armenian playwright Leslie Ayvazian, the author of eight full-length and seven one-act plays, published by Samuel French and Dramatists Play Service. Her play Nine Armenians won the John Gassner/Outer Critics Circle Award for best new American play, and was a runner-up for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize.

The evening commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, also known as the Armenian Holocaust and, by Armenians, as Medz Yeghern or “Great Crime”, with a reading of Leslie Ayvazian’s new play 15/15, her second work about this legacy.

Co-presented with The Play Company (New York), Kate Loewald (Artistic Director), and Melissa Hardy (Artistic Associate).
FREE + Open to public. First come, first served.


The MARTIN E. SEGAL THEATRE CENTER at The Graduate Center, City University of New York | 365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10016
(212) 817-1860
http://thesegalcenter.org/


Another New York Cool Tip:

Author Talk: Lucette Lagnado
Monday, March 16, 11:30am
Scheuer Auditorium | The Jewish Museum


Celebrated writer Lucette Lagnado returns to the Museum to share her recent research on the Jews of Tunisia. She will focus on the shrinking Jewish community of the nation's capital, Tunis, and the more stable, even flourishing, population in the city of Djerba, two contrasting worlds in one Arab country. Lagnado is the author of the memoirs The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit and The Arrogant Years: One Girl's Search for Her Lost Youth, from Cairo to Brooklyn. Lagnado is the author of the memoirs The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit and The Arrogant Years: One Girl's Search for Her Lost Youth, from Cairo to Brooklyn.

The Jewish Museum is located at 1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street, New York City. Museum hours are Saturday, Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday, 11am to 5:45pm; Thursday, 11am to 8pm; and Friday, 11am to 4pm. Museum admission is $15.00 for adults, $12.00 for senior citizens, $7.50 for students, free for visitors 18 and under and Jewish Museum members. Admission is Pay What You Wish on Thursdays from 5pm to 8pm and free on Saturdays. For information on the Jewish Museum, the public may call 212.423.3200 or visit the website at TheJewishMuseum.org.

The Jewish Museum | 1109 5th Ave, New York, NY 10128
Phone: (212) 423-3200

 


March 15, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

GOTHAM CHAMBER OPERA
The Tempest Songbook
Co-produced with the Martha Graham Dance Company
Performances: Friday and Saturday at 7pm, Sunday at 3pm.
March 7-29, 2015
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Directed and choreographed by Luca Veggetti

Gotham Chamber Opera presents the final production of the 2014/2015 season, The Tempest Songbook, comprised of incidental music for The Tempest composed in 1695 and attributed to Henry Purcell and Kaija Saariaho's 2004 Tempest Songbook for soprano, baritone and period instrument ensemble, in its U.S. and World Stage Premieres.A co-production with The Martha Graham Dance Company, The Tempest Songbook will be performed in The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, with three performances from March 27 - 29, 2015.

The Tempest Songbook will explore the themes of William Shakespeare's The Tempest through dance, movement and song. The singers and dancers will express the words and actions of various characters, resulting in a lyrical vision of Shakespeare's play. The production is also notable for the video creation of celebrated multimedia artist Jean-Baptiste Barrière.

For more information, visit www.gothamchamberopera.org.Tickets range from $30 to $175 and are available at http://metmuseum.org/events/programs/concerts-and-performances/gotham-opera-saariaho-1?eid=41915.


The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium at The Metropolitan Museum of Art | 1000 Fifth Avenue



Another New York Cool Tip:



"The Big Apple Posse: Escape From New York"
Written by Wendy R Williams
Illustrated by Sophie Escabasse


"The Big Apple Posse: Escape From New York" is part of a free promotion today Saturday, March 14th through Sunday March 15th. "The Big Apple Posse Trilogy" is only for children if "The Hunger Games" is only for children.
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004MDLSJI


Written by Wendy R Williams Illustrated by Sophie Escabasse

 


March 14, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

Looking East from Byzantium
Saturday March 14th. 7PM –
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium

Celebrating the Metropolitan Museum's recent acquisition of four Byzantine icons, this performance traces the trajectory of music east from Byzantium. It also demonstrates the interconnectedness between Byzantine and Islamic chant and improvisation traditions through the remarkable playing of Mehmet Ali Sanlikol, master chanter Eleftherios Eleftheriadis, and the virtuoso Christos Chalkias.

Tickets: $40. For more information or advance purchase visit http://www.metmuseum.org/tickets or call 212-570-3949.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art |1000 Fifth Avenue
(and 82nd St)


 

March 13, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

AMANDA SELWYN DANCE THEATRE
Fifteenth Anniversary Performance Season
World Premiere of Renewal
Friday, March 13 at 7:30pm
Saturday March 14 at 7:30pm
Sunday, March 15 at 3pm.
March 13-15, 2015
BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center

Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre announces its Fifteenth Anniversary Performance Season, the World Premiere of Renewal, from March 13-15, 2015 as part of the Tribeca Dance Series at BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, at 199 Chambers St, NYC. Performances are Friday, March 13 at 7:30pm, Saturday March 14 at 7:30pm and Sunday, March 15 at 3pm.

Tickets are $25 and are available at http://tribecapac.org/amanda-selwyn-dance-theater/ or by phone at 212.220.1460. The Saturday evening performance will be followed by a gala from 9:00 - 11:30pm, which will include a silent auction, a presentation of company's arts-in-education program, cocktail and hors d'oeuvres.

Tickets will be $125-250 for the performance and reception. The gala will be held at New York Law School, 185 West Broadway at Leonard Street. Gala tickets are available at http://tribecapac.org/amanda-selwyn-dance-theater/ or by phone at 212.220.1460.

BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center | 199 Chambers St, NYC.


 

March 12, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

ELIA SCHNEIDER RETURNS TO LA MAMA WITH
"JUDGMENT ON A GRAY BEACH"
Thursdays through Saturdays at 8:00 PM
Sundays at 4:00 PM
March 6 to 15, 2015
La MaMa E.T.C. (Ellen Stewart Theater )

Presented by La MaMa E.T.C.
Elia Schneider, formerly of Venezuela, is known for hauntingly visual productions which transcend language with strong imagery and a dreamlike fresco of movement and design. In "Judgment on a Gray Beach," her newest work, themes of exile and totalitarianism are explored by a condemned man--he knows not for what--on a beach populated with ten sheepish antiheroes who agree to obey absurd laws and nonsensical orders. Will he escape or return for punishment? Ms. Schneider's theatrical productions mostly emerge from ideas derived from Kafka. "Judgment on a Gray Beach" springs from Ms. Schneider's idea for a dream that might have preceded Joseph K's awakening at the beginning of Kafka's novel "The Trial."

$25 gen. Adm., $20 seniors/students
Ten $10 tickets will be available to every performance on a first-come, first-served basis.
Box office (646) 430-5374, www.lamama.org
Performing Company's website: ww
w.teatrodramma.com
Running time 1:05.


La MaMa E.T.C. (Ellen Stewart Theater), 66 East 4th Street


 

Another New York Cool Tip:

The Series
March 1-15, concerts at 8 PM
The Secret Theatre


The Moving Beauty Series, Juan Michael Porter II, Artistic Director, returns to The Secret Theatre in LIC with a rich variety of dance events, offering something for every taste imaginable. Over 30 choreographers, from veterans Michael Mao and Thomas/Ortiz, to emerging choreographers will show their works, two different companies on each program. For a full schedule of events, please visit www.danceseries.org

Tickets: $20; $15 for students & artists
Reservations: 718.392.0722


The Secret Theatre | 44-02 23rd St., Long Island City, NY (E train or #7 train to Court Square stations; or N & Q to Queensboro Plaza)


 

March 11, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

Asia Week
In Pursuit of Masterpieces for Their Museums, Curators Converge for
Asia Week New York
March 13-21

More than 100 Asian art curators from premier museums world-wide will make their annual expedition to Asia Week New York for an unprecedented nine-day extravaganza of 42 specially-curated shows by gallerists from around the globe, 25 auction sales and numerous museum exhibitions and special events all over Manhattan and the metropolitan area.

Says Carol Conover, chairman of Asia Week New York: "We are delighted to once again welcome a distinguished contingent of Asian art curators, whose enthusiasm and scholarship are testaments to the importance of Asia Week New York as a not-to-be-missed destination for museums."

According to Ms. Conover, the curators, many of whom will be accompanied by their donors, represent the following museums: The Asian Art Museum in San Francisco, The Rubin Museum of Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Brooklyn Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, China Institute, Asia Society, The Art Institute of Chicago, The Minneapolis Institute of Art, The Portland Museum, The American Museum of Natural History, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Honolulu Academy of Arts, The Norton Museum of Art, The Princeton University Art Museum, The Harvard Museums, Newark Museum, The Samuel P. Harn Museum-University of Florida, Japan Society, The Santa Barbara Museum of Art, The Indianapolis Museum of Art,The Burke Foundation, The Cleveland Museum, The Spencer Museum-University of Kansas, The Smart Museum-University of Chicago, The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, the Yale University Art Gallery, the Berkeley Art Museum, The MacLean Collection, The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, The Virginia Museum of Fine Art, the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art. Also invited were Asian art curators from The British Museum, The Victoria and Albert Museum, The Musée Guimet, The Musée Cernuschi in Paris, The Museum Rietberg in Zurich, The Shanghai Museum, The Palace Museum in Beijing, and The Miho Museum in Japan.

For additional information visit: www.asiaweekny.com and follow on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @asiaweekny.

 




March 10, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

Basil Alkazzi Exhibit
Tues - Sat, March 3 – March 28, 2015, 10am – 6pm
George Billis Gallery

Artist Basil Alkazzi has created a new series of paintings inspired by the flora, fauna, sea, and landscapes of Monaco and the South of France where he lives most of the year. A major retrospective of his paintings recently traveled to museums and universities throughout the United States. His work is in the collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Grey Art Gallery, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Gardens, Art Institute of Chicago, among many others. Basil Alkazzi’s paintings portray the splendor and the mysteries of nature. Each image pays homage to the spiritual bond between mankind and the natural world. Floating somewhere between abstraction and representation, these paintings portray lush blossoms unfurling to the light, tiny seedlings striving to grow, deep blue and purple horizons reminiscent of both sky and sea. Alkazzi’s work is a celebration of the human spirit and the natural world – a gift to viewers allowing them to meditate on the beauty of life.

FREE

George Billis Gallery | 525 W. 26th St., ground fl. (Btwn. 10th and 11th Aves.)
New York, NY 10001
212-645-2621
C, E trains to 23rd St.
www.georgebillis.com http://www.georgebillis.com




March 9, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

Ariel Cotton's 'Too Much Information'
Monday March 9th - Monday April 6th
Opening reception Monday, March 9th from 7-9pm
Tiny Montgomery

'Too Much Information' will open at Tiny Montgomery, within Threes Brewing and bar, at 333 Douglass Street, this Monday March 9th, and will be on show for a month, ending Monday April 6th.

There will be an opening reception and celebration on Monday, March 9th from 7-9pm with a glass of beer for those who attend as well as first looks (and chance to purchase) the work.

The best hours to view the show thereafter will be from 7am until 6pm weekdays when Ninth Street espresso are in service. Folks can also view the work from 4pm - 2am on weekdays, or 12pm - 4am on weekends during Threes normal hours of operation, however, the room is often occupied for private events and music shows so interested folks should check Threes' events calendar here: http://www.threesbrewing.com/eventscalendar/, or make extra sure and call the bar to confirm that the work is available to view. NOTE: Folks viewing in the evening can take advantage of Threes happy hour, weekdays from 4-7pm, as well the kitchen residents, Dover/Battersby (now - March 15), Max and Eli Sussman (March 15 - 31st), or Roberta's Pizza (April 1 - 19).


Tiny Montgomery | Within Threes Brewing and bar| 333 Douglass Street,


 

March 8, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

“The Legend Of Mulan” Hong Kong Dance Company
Thursday, March 5 - Saturday, March 7, 8pm
Sunday, March 8 at 1pm.
DAVID H. KOCH THEATER (Lincoln Center)


For the first time outside of China (Asia), the Hong Kong Dance Company (HKDC) brings to the stage an inspiring re-telling of the household folktale of love, peace and virtue in a dance drama, “The Legend Of Mulan.” It will be performed at the David H. Koch Theater (Lincoln Center) March 5 – 8, 2015. The spectacular production is presented by The China Arts & Entertainment Group (CAEG), a creative enterprise under the administration of the Ministry of Culture for the People’s Republic of China. The engagement is the fourth production in an ongoing relationship between CAEG and the David H. Koch Theater. These presentations showcase China’s historical contribution to the world of theater and art by presenting the finest in Chinese contemporary and classical performing arts to the United States.

Mulan is the legendary figure from ancient China who was originally presented in a Chinese poem known as the Ballad of Mulan dating to the fifth century. Mulan, a peasant girl, disguised herself as a man to join the army in place of her aged father. She fought for a decade and gained much respect. She gave up a position at court and retired to her hometown instead. Traditional Chinese virtues are examplified through the unusual adventures and touching story of Mulan, who shows extraordinary courage when it comes to protecting her country and family. A heroine with moral courage and intelligence, Mulan’s exceptional wisdom and vision transcend fame and fortune.

Tickets are now on sale: $22, $37, $57, $77, $107, & premium seats $167 plus a $3 facility charge. Tickets can be purchased at the box office and at (212) 496-0600; or by Fax at (212) 580-2545 and on the web. http://davidhkochtheater.com/

DAVID H. KOCH THEATER (Lincoln Center)


Another New York Cool Tip:

New York Theatre Ballet presents GOOSE!
Saturday March 7th & Sunday March 8th. 11AM, 1PM, 3:30PM
Florence Gould Hall

New York Theatre Ballet (NYTB) presents Keith Michael's GOOSE! from March 7-8, 2015 as part of the Company's Once Upon A Ballet series for children at Florence Gould Hall, 55 East 59th Street, NYC. Performances: Saturday and Sunday at 11am, 1pm and 3:30pm. Tickets are $35 for children, $40 for adults. Single tickets are available through ticketmaster.com, and subscriptions can be purchased by submitting an order form to admin@nytb.org. For more information, visit http://www.nytb.org/calendar-and-tickets/view/Keith-Michaels-Goose/.

Kids and adults alike will love the antics of their favorite nursery rhyme characters - Jack and Jill, Little Bo Peep, Little Boy Blue, Little Miss Muffet, and a host of others kicking up their heels in Keith Michael's clever, fun-filled ballet set to Vladimir Shinov's original score.

Florence Gould Hall | 55 E. 59th St.
(and Park Ave)


 

March 4, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

Jovanka Bach's
O'NEILL'S GHOSTS
Wednesday-Saturday at 8:00pm
Sunday at 2:00pm
Previews begin March 4
Opens March 7th
March 4 - 22
TBG Theater

John Stark Productions will present the New York Premiere of Jovanka Bach's O'NEILL'S GHOSTS, a new drama about the troubled life of the playwright and his family. Directed by John Stark and starring John DiFusco, previews begin March 4 at TBG Theater with opening slated for March 7.

O'NEILL'S GHOSTS is set in 1950’s in the coastal Connecticut family home of Eugene O'Neill. As the famed playwright struggles to complete his autobiographical play Long Day's Journey Into Night, he is forced to deal with his troubled, alcoholic son and his possessive wife.

Directed by John Stark, the production stars acclaimed actor/director/writer John DiFusco as Eugene O’Neill, reprising the role he created in the L.A. Premiere in September 2014. Best known as the author of the drama Tracers, DiFusco has received the New York Drama Desk Award, The Los Angeles Drama Critics’ Circle Award, two L.A. Weekly Awards, two NAACP Awards, and a Drama~Logue Award. The supporting cast includes Dana Kelly, Phil Donlon, Lisa Thayer, Mona Lee Wylde, Tom Groenwald and Tanya Starcevich. The production features set and costume design by Jaret Sacrey, lighting by Kent Inasy, and sound and stage management by Joe Morrissey.
Tickets are $18. For reservations call Smarttix at 212-868-4444 or buy online at www.Smarttix.com.

TBG Theatre | 312 W. 36th Street
Bbetween 8th & 9th Avenue
Accessible from the A,C,E trains at 34th Street)
Running time is 90 minutes.


 

 

Another New York Cool Tip:

C4: The Choral Composer/Conductor Collective Presents
4 C4: Music Written for C4 – Second Concerts of 2014-15 Season
Thursday, March 5 at 8 PM and Saturday, March 7 at 7:30 PM
March 5 at Church of the Transfiguration
March 7 at Leonard Nimoy Thalia, Symphony Space

C4: The Choral Composer/Conductor Collective will present 4 C4: Music
Written for C4, the second concerts of its’ By the Numbers 2014-15 New
York season on Thursday, March 5 at 8 PM at Church of the
Transfiguration, 1 East 29th Street (between 5th and Madison Avenues) in
Manhattan and Saturday, March 7 at 7:30 PM at Leonard Nimoy Thalia,
Symphony Space 2537 Broadway, also in Manhattan.

4 C4: Music Written for C4 will feature World Premieres from Winners of
the 2014 C4 Commissioning Competition: 1st Prize - Gordon Williamson
Tape Recorder, 2nd Prize - Carlo Vincetti Frizzo Through the Cumberland,
3rd Prize - Texu Kim Stre-----tch! and other World Premieres, Hayes
Biggs’ (C4) Goe, Lovely Rose, Bora Park’s Three Haiku and an encore of
the 2011 Competition Winner, Matthew Brown’s Sublunary. The program will
also include encore performances of works from C4 alumni Harry Einhorn,
Ian David Moss, Malina Rauschenfels,
and Joseph N. Rubinstein.

Tickets for the March 5 and March 7 concerts are $20 in advance, $25 day
of performance, with 10 $4 "Rush" admissions 30 minutes advance at the
door. A reception will follow the Saturday evening performance. Tickets
can be ordered at http://www.c4ensemble.org/march-2015-concerts.html.
For more concert information, call 516-586-3433 or email
jamesarts@att.net.

All C4 concerts are ADA accessible. For MTA transportation information,
visit http://tripplanner.mta.info/_start.aspx.

URL: http://www.c4ensemble.org/march-2015-concerts.html


 

March 3, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

Subway Art Tour
Sundays, Tuesdays & Thursdays, until March 19th.
Check schedule at website.
The New York City Subway System


From the edge of Greenwich Village, up to Central Park West and back down to The Village, the Subway Art Tour will take you on a most unusual journey. On this tour you will discover a part of New York City that very few visitors and very few New Yorkers take the time to see: a treasure trove of art. These works of art surround the harried locals everyday, yet the art goes unnoticed! We shall take our time to explore. Step aboard for an eye-opening ride!

Tickets are $30 for adults, $20 for seniors, $15 for youths. For more information and to book your place, visit http://walkaboutny.com/the-tours/subway-art-tour/.

The Subway Art Tour begins at promptly at 1 PM; please arrive 30 minutes before hand. We gather under the glass-roofed, gray-metal canopy that is above the subway entrance at Union Square West and East 14th Street. A Staples store is directly across the street.


March 1, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

Free Tours of Letters to Afar: By Péter Forgács
Music by the Klezmatics
Every Sunday at 12 and 1:00 p.m. through March 22, 2015
Museum of the City of New York

Join scholar Tamar Rabinowitz for a guided tour of Letters to Afar: By Péter Forgács, music by the Klezmatics every Sunday at 12 and 1:00 p.m. The 45 minute tours are free with City Museum admission and reservations are not required.

From the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, Letters to Afar is an immersive video art installation based on home movies made by Jewish immigrants who traveled from New York back to Poland during the 1920s and 30s. The individual films, interpreted as “letters” and knitted into a single work of art, document poignant family reunions and everyday life in cities, small towns, and villages throughout Poland in the years before the Second World War, capturing a culture on the brink. Internationally acclaimed Hungarian artist Péter Forgács created the audiovisual art installation under a commission by the Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw and the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. With a haunting soundtrack by the New York-based band, The Klezmatics, these films bring a lost world to life in startling and moving detail. This exhibition was also made possible with the generous support of The Kronhill Pletka Foundation, Righteous Persons Foundation, Seedlings Foundation and Sigmund Rolat.

The tours are co-presented with YIVO Institute for Jewish Research in conjunction with Letters to Afar: By Péter Forgács, music by the Klezmatics, on view through Sunday, March 22, 2015.

COST: Free with Museum Admission

Museum of the City of New York | 1220 Fifth Avenue (at 103rd Street)



February 29, 2015

Harlem Haberdashery 2015 Masquerade Ball "Harlem Nights"
benefiting Harlem Hospital Center’s Pediatric Outpatient Programs
presented by Harlem Haberdashery & Radio 103.9fm
Saturday, February 28, 2015 8pm - 12am
Harlem Hospital Center’s Mural Pavilion

Join Harlem Haberdashery (winner of Time Out New York's "Best Store in Harlem" award) to dine, drink and dance in your best black-tie/cocktail attire at their 2nd Masquerade Ball benefitting Harlem Hospital Center's Pediatric Department Unit.

The 2015 Masquerade Ball will honor:
-Man of the Year - “Harlem’s Distinguished Gentlemen”: Henry (Hank) Carter, Wheelchair Charities, Inc.
-Woman of the Year - “Harlem’s Inspiring Lady”: Jackie Rowe-Adams, Harlem Mothers S.A.V.E.
-Trailblazers of the Year -“The Spearheaders”: Leanne Stella, Art In Flux

Black-Tie/Cocktail Attire

General tickets, $100:
-General Admission
-Premium Open Spirit Bar
-Curated food stations
-All Festivities (Live music performances, DJ, silent auction, live raffle, photobooth experience and more surprises)

VIP tickets,$160:
-General Admission
-Exclusive Reserved Seating
-Premium Exclusive Open Spirit Bar
-Passed Hors d'oeuvres
-Curated food stations
-All Festivities (Live music performances, DJ, silent auction, live raffle, photobooth experience and more surprises)

A generous donation from ticket sales, raffle and auction will be donated to Harlem Hospital Center's Pediatric Department Unit.

Tickets on sale now at: eventbrite.com

Harlem Hospital Center’s Mural Pavilion
506 Lenox Avenue (bet. W. 135-136th Street)
New York, NY 10037


 

February 22, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

LOVE / SICK
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday at 5:30PM
Sunday & Monday at 7PM
Beginning performances on February 6
Opening February 9
Through February 26, 2015
Royal Family Performing Arts Space

Almost Maine is one of the countries most produced plays, this February; Royal Family Productions (Katie Avebe, Mary Bernardi, Chris Henry and Andy Theodorou, Founders) will present the New York premiere of John Cariani’s follow-up play LOVE / SICK. Directed by Chris Henry and featuring choreography by JoAnn M. Hunter, LOVE / SICK will begin performances on February 6 and open on February 9 through February 26, 2015 at Royal Family’s new home in Times Square at Royal Family Performing Arts Space (145 West 46th St.).

Tickets are $18 and can be purchased by visiting royalfamilyproductions.org or by calling Ovation Tickets at (866)811-4111.

Royal Family Performing Arts Space | 145 West 46th St.



Another New York Cool Tip:

Serenade by Ava Lee Scott.
Every Monday night at 9pm and 11:30pm from January 19, 2015 to February 23, 2015
Carroll Place

Edgar Allen Poe’s poem Serenade is the inspiration for a new immersive dinner theater experience at Carroll Place on Bleecker St. in New York’s West Village. During the course of the performance piece you will be seated to enjoy a feast of dinner, drinks, and dessert while witnessing the arrival of the Souls of the Elysium; seven historical female figures, including Joan of Arc, Medusa and Cleopatra, who are channeled through seven “conduits” to tell their stories through song and performance. There will be live music and several other performers to add to this unique theatrical experience. For more information and to reserve tickets visit www.serenadenyc.com.

The show, including dinner, drinks, and dessert, runs approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes and tickets range from $100-$150.
www.serenadenyc.com
www.facebook.com/serenadenyc

Carroll Place | 157 Bleecker Street


 

February 21, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

E FILM FESTIVAL
FEBRUARY 21, 2015
Salmagundi Club

The First Annual New York City Drone Film Festival (NYCDFF) will be held on Saturday, February 21st, 2015 in New York City. The world's first film festival dedicated exclusively to drone cinema, NYCDFF showcases the most famous viral drone videos alongside original content, offering the only opportunity to see the "best of the best" in drone and unmanned aerial vehicle cinema on the big screen.

NYCDFF supports and celebrates the creative expression of aerial filmmakers from around the world. The Festival will host a screening of short films, curated conversation and an awards ceremony featuring prizes for Most Beautiful Shot, Most Technically Difficult Shot, Most Epic Dronie and more.

View the exclusive trailer for the 2015 NYCDFF, suitable for publication, at https://vimeo.com/111231471

www.nycdronefilmfestival.com

For more information, please call 212.255.7740 or send an email to info@salmagundi.org. www.salmagundi.org 212.255.7740

Salmagundi Club | 47 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10003


 

February 19, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

Canta Libre Chamber Ensemble in Concert
Thursday, February 19 at 7:00 PM
Salmagundi Center for American Art

The acclaimed Canta Libre Chamber Ensemble will be in
concert, performing music for flute, harp and strings on Thursday,
February 19 at 7:00 PM at the Salmagundi Center for American Art, 47
Fifth Ave. in Manhattan.

Repertoire for this event will be Astor Piazzolla’s Oblivion, Arr. for
Canta Libre, Jean Cras’s Quintet for Harp, Flute and Strings, Jean
Francaix’ Cinq Sonates de Dominico Scarlatti, Villa Lobos’ Bachianas
Brasillieras No. 5 Arr. for Canta Libre and Ginastera’s Impresiones de
la Puna.

Performers will be Sally Shorrock, flute, Francisca Mendoza, violin,
Veronica Salas, viola, Bernard Tamosaitis, cello and Karen Lindquist,
harp.

Tickets are $15 admission for non-members and Salmagundi members free.
For more information, call 212- 255-7740 or visit
http://www.salmagundi.org/. The Salmagundi dining room and bar are open
to the public during exhibitions and events. For public transit
information, visit
http://tripplanner.mta.info/MyTrip/ui_web/customplanner/tripplanner.aspx.
All Canta Libre concerts are ADA accessible.

Salmagundi Center for American Art | 47 Fifth Ave. in Manhattan
URL: http://www.cantalibre.org/


Another New York Cool Tip:

Havana Rakatan
Wednesday February 18 - Sunday February 22
New York City Center


The acclaimed Cuban dance company Ballet Rakatan will make its U.S. debut at New York City Center, February 18 - 22, presenting Havana Rakatan, a dazzling mix of salsa, mambo, jazz, bolero, son, cha-cha-cha and rumba, accompanied by the eight-piece Cuban son band Turquino, which will perform live onstage. Havana Rakatan is a high-energy slice of Havana culture that charts the evolution of Cuban music and dance over the country's 500-year history, from the West African rhythms brought by slaves beginning in the mid-16th century, to the jazz, mambo and bolero of the 1940s, the rumba and cha-cha of the 1970s, and the salsa and son of modern-day Havana. Today's son music, a combination of elements of Spanish guitar and song with African rhythms and percussion, is the heart of modern music and dance.

Tickets start at $25. For more information or advance purchase visit www.NYCityCenter.org.

New York City Center |130 West 56th St.
(and 6th Ave)



 

 

February 17, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

Blood On The Veil
Feb 17th - March 1, 2015
Theater for the New City

The gold, the silk, the magical clink of finger cymbals. Carol Tandava Henning brings to the stage a personal journey that does not stop moving in physical or cerebral space. In this theater work, the mind and the body are truly one. In the Western world, bellydancing calls up sexualized images of bachelor parties or extras in a Cecil B. DeMille biblical film. Yet Tandava’s piece comes out of agony — art is always born from suffering in one way or another. With wit and humor she traces her personal journey into bellydancing as well as the dance's authentic cultural roots and positive effects on both body and soul. Every performance features three or more exquisite guest bellydancers of varying ages, backgrounds, shapes, sizes — male and female — who perform a variety of styles including Egyptian, Turkish, Folkloric, Iraqi, American Tribal, American Cabaret, Fusion, and more! Directed by Jeffrey Fiske (The Screwtape Letters, Boudica).

Pay what you can Tuesdays - Tickets $15 - $25 Wednesday - Sunday
http://bloodontheveil.com/

Theater for the New City Community Theater | 155 First Avenue
NYC 10009


 

February 16, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

LOVE / SICK
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday at 5:30PM
Sunday & Monday at 7PM
Beginning performances on February 6
Opening February 9
Through February 26, 2015
Royal Family Performing Arts Space

Almost Maine is one of the countries most produced plays, this February; Royal Family Productions (Katie Avebe, Mary Bernardi, Chris Henry and Andy Theodorou, Founders) will present the New York premiere of John Cariani’s follow-up play LOVE / SICK. Directed by Chris Henry and featuring choreography by JoAnn M. Hunter, LOVE / SICK will begin performances on February 6 and open on February 9 through February 26, 2015 at Royal Family’s new home in Times Square at Royal Family Performing Arts Space (145 West 46th St.).

Tickets are $18 and can be purchased by visiting royalfamilyproductions.org or by calling Ovation Tickets at (866)811-4111.

Royal Family Performing Arts Space | 145 West 46th St.



 

February 15, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

Free Tours of Letters to Afar: By Péter Forgács
Music by the Klezmatics
Every Sunday at 12 and 1:00 p.m. through March 22, 2015
Museum of the City of New York

Join scholar Tamar Rabinowitz for a guided tour of Letters to Afar: By Péter Forgács, music by the Klezmatics every Sunday at 12 and 1:00 p.m. The 45 minute tours are free with City Museum admission and reservations are not required.

From the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, Letters to Afar is an immersive video art installation based on home movies made by Jewish immigrants who traveled from New York back to Poland during the 1920s and 30s. The individual films, interpreted as “letters” and knitted into a single work of art, document poignant family reunions and everyday life in cities, small towns, and villages throughout Poland in the years before the Second World War, capturing a culture on the brink. Internationally acclaimed Hungarian artist Péter Forgács created the audiovisual art installation under a commission by the Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw and the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. With a haunting soundtrack by the New York-based band, The Klezmatics, these films bring a lost world to life in startling and moving detail. This exhibition was also made possible with the generous support of The Kronhill Pletka Foundation, Righteous Persons Foundation, Seedlings Foundation and Sigmund Rolat.

The tours are co-presented with YIVO Institute for Jewish Research in conjunction with Letters to Afar: By Péter Forgács, music by the Klezmatics, on view through Sunday, March 22, 2015.

COST: Free with Museum Admission

Museum of the City of New York | 1220 Fifth Avenue (at 103rd Street)


February 9, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

Douglas Dunn & Dancers presents the World Premiere of AIDOS
Wednesday, February 11th - Sunday, February 15th.
Brooklyn Academy of Music, BAM Fisher

Douglas Dunn & Dancers presents the World Premiere of Aidos at Brooklyn Academy of Music, BAM Fisher, 321 Ashland Place, Brooklyn, NY, from February 11-15, 2015. Performances: Wed-Sat at 8pm, Sat & Sun at 3pm. Tickets are $20 and are available at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1040421, by phone at (866) 620-7509 or in person at the BAM box office during the week of the show from noon to show time.

Aidos, a new work by Douglas Dunn, features dancing by Dunn himself, Jules Bakshi, Alexandra Berger, Emily Pope-Blackman, Jin Ju Song-Begin, Jessica Martineau, Paul Singh, Jake Szczypek, and Timothy Ward to Bach Cello Suites performed live by Ha-Yang Kim, with design by Andrew Jordan and lighting design by Carol Mullins.

Though highly stylized and elegant, as is typical of Dunn's work, the piece allows Aidos, the Greek goddess of shame, to appear as a split personality danced by two six-foot tall women, Jin Ju Song-Begin and Jessica Martineau. Their ongoing duel, juxtaposed against six more affiliated dancers, is the focal point of the general suggestion of dance display as inherently embarrassing. The beauty of the Bach Suites played live by Ha-Yang Kim and the sleek black and gold costumes by Andrew Jordan keep the mordant theme from shredding the luxuriant texture of the hour-long dance.

Tickets $20. For more information or advance purchase visit www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1040421.

Brooklyn Academy of Music, BAM Fisher |321 Ashland Place, Brooklyn, NY 11217


February , 2015

New York Cool Tip:

Free Tours of Letters to Afar: By Péter Forgács
Music by the Klezmatics
Every Sunday at 12 and 1:00 p.m. through March 22, 2015
Museum of the City of New York

Join scholar Tamar Rabinowitz for a guided tour of Letters to Afar: By Péter Forgács, music by the Klezmatics every Sunday at 12 and 1:00 p.m. The 45 minute tours are free with City Museum admission and reservations are not required.

From the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, Letters to Afar is an immersive video art installation based on home movies made by Jewish immigrants who traveled from New York back to Poland during the 1920s and 30s. The individual films, interpreted as “letters” and knitted into a single work of art, document poignant family reunions and everyday life in cities, small towns, and villages throughout Poland in the years before the Second World War, capturing a culture on the brink. Internationally acclaimed Hungarian artist Péter Forgács created the audiovisual art installation under a commission by the Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw and the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. With a haunting soundtrack by the New York-based band, The Klezmatics, these films bring a lost world to life in startling and moving detail. This exhibition was also made possible with the generous support of The Kronhill Pletka Foundation, Righteous Persons Foundation, Seedlings Foundation and Sigmund Rolat.

The tours are co-presented with YIVO Institute for Jewish Research in conjunction with Letters to Afar: By Péter Forgács, music by the Klezmatics, on view through Sunday, March 22, 2015.

COST: Free with Museum Admission

Museum of the City of New York | 1220 Fifth Avenue (at 103rd Street)


Another New York Cool Tip:

 

NEW YORK THEATRE BALLET PRESENTS
Cinderella
Saturday and Sunday at 11am, 1pm and 3:30pm.
February 7-8, 2015
Florence Gould Hall


New York Theatre Ballet (NYTB) presents Cinderella from February 7-8, 2015 as part of the Company's Once Upon A Ballet series for children at Florence Gould Hall, 55 East 59th Street, NYC.

A perennial favorite of NYTB audiences across America, Cinderella returns to Florence Gould Hall this February. A dancing clock, two wacky stepsisters, and everyone's favorite rags to riches princess are all part of this enchanting story with choreography by Donald Mahler; set design by Gillian Bradshaw-Smith; and costumes by Resident Costume Designer of the Metropolitan Opera, Sylvia Taalson Nolan.

The Once Upon a Ballet Series continues later this season with the following:

GOOSE! - March 7-8, 2015

The wit, wisdom, and whimsy of a lively baker's dozen of Mother Goose characters. They literally leap from the page to the stage to stir the imagination of the young and the young-of-heart - just as they have for centuries!

Carnival of the Animals - June 6-7, 2015

In a magical forest, Queen Diana and her shaggy lion rule a charming assortment of animals who live more or less peaceably until a pair of lost children wander in, and then the fun begins!

Tickets are $35 for children, $40 for adults. Three ballet subscriptions for the Once Upon A Ballet Series are available for $90-$105. Single tickets are available through ticketmaster.com, and subscriptions can be purchased by submitting an order form to admin@nytb.org. For more information, visit http://www.nytb.org/calendar-and-tickets/view/Cinderella.

Florence Gould Hall | 55 East 59th Street


 

February 7, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

BALASOLE DANCE COMPANY
February 6 & 7 at 8 PM
Ailey Citigroup Theater


Roberto Villanueva's BalaSole Dance Company presents "Montage," an all-new program of short dances by 10 talented dancer/choreographers showing a broad range of dance styles, music choices and artistic voices. Selected by audition for the February showings are Will Brown, Lea Clay, Bridget Cronin, Nami Kaigaishi, Elliott Keller, Kate Kenyon, Jacqueline Maitner, Sarah Roncone, Richard Scandola, and Megan Starnes. All performances begin and end with a group dance collaboratively created by the participants, and a guest appearance by director Villanueva. diversity and individuality are the keywords of BalaSole, which has mentored and presented approx. 150 dancer/choreographers since it was formed in 2010.

Tickets: $25; $18 for students & seniors
Reservations: 212.868.4444 or www.smarttix.com


Ailey Citigroup Theater | 405 West 55 Street
Corner 9th Avenue


 

February 4, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

AFTER AFROPOLITAN
Exploring Contemporary African Diaspora Experiences
Probing the Equity of the Afropolitan Identity
Imagining New Narratives for New Genius.
Exhibition On View: February 4 to March 6, 2015
Conference on February 21st, 12 - 8pm
OPENING February 4, 2015 | 6pm – 9pm
Weeksville Heritage Center

Co-Presented by
Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI)
In Partnership with AfriPOP!
and Weeksvile Weeksville Heritage Center
with media partner, AKILA WORKSONGS

Join us for the opening of After Afropolitan. This exhibition tributes Africa’s vanguard legacy while peering at yet unchartered territories of experience and imagination in the African Diaspora. The exhibition asks How has “Afropolitan” crystallized aspects of our genius? What aspects of our experiences fall outside the Afropolitan gaze? And, of course what comes next, After Afropolitan?

Featuring the work of Cosmo Whyte, Dennis R. Darkeem, Glendalys Medina, Ifeatuanya Chiejina, Imani Shanklin Robert, Miatta Kawinzi, Murktarat Yussuff, Salym Fayad, Selam Bekele, Valerie Piraino, Vaughn Spann, Aisha Cousins, Delphine Fawundu, Delphine Diallo, Awol Erizku, Derrick Adams, Sana Musasama, Sol Sax, Nontsikelelo Mutiti, Danny Simmons, Simone Leigh, Jamilla Okubo, Folasade Adeoso, Laolu Senbajo and Zina Saro Wiwa.

Curated by Aisha Bell Caldwell, Desiree Gordon, DAapo Reo, Yolanda Sangweni

Special guest DJ:
Model, Mari Malek
ADMISSION: FREE; RSVP at openingafterafropolitan.eventbrite.com

Featuring the work of Nontsikelelo Mutiti (left) and Awol Erizku (right), among others.

Weeksville Heritage Center | 158 Buffalo Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11213


Another New York Cool Tip:

An Evening with Emmy Award-Winning
Fashion Stylist and Author David Zyla
Wednesday, February 4th. 6:30pm – 8pm
Theresa Lang Theatre at Marymount Manhattan College

Marymount Manhattan College (MMC) is pleased to present a very fashionable evening with Emmy® Award-winning stylist David Zyla. The stylist to the stars will share fashion wisdom from his new book, HOW TO WIN AT SHOPPING, and impart tips on creating your individual wardrobe and how to shop smartly.

Following the presentation, a reception will take place in The Commons at Marymount Manhattan College, where David Zyla will be signing books and offering flash “style readings” while he signs individual books.

*This special event is FREE and open to the public.

**Due to the anticipated demand, it is recommended to send a RSVP to Caitlin Kirklin at CKirklin@mmm.edu.

***For More information visit http://www.mmm.edu

Theresa Lang Theatre at Marymount Manhattan College | 221 E. 71 St. New York, NY 10021


 

Another New York Cool Tip:

National Geographic Live
Thursday, February 4 at 7:30 PM
NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts

Join a visionary photographer who gets unforgettable images of wildlife in the world’s most remote places for a gripping encounter with the wild spirit that animates our world.

Paul Nicklen has spent a lifetime honing the skills needed to photograph wildlife in the world’s most remote places, getting unforgettably intimate images of creatures most of us see only in pictures or in zoos. This award-winning work interacting with Emperor penguins, diving with walruses, and swimming alongside orcas is helping to make a difference by highlighting critical issues. Recently, he’s expanded his photographic horizons to take on topics as diverse as an ancient Mayan cenote in Yucatan, and the surfing subculture among native Hawaiians, while still seeking the wilderness spirit that connects us to nature. Join this visionary photographer for a gripping encounter with the wild spirit that animates our world.

Tickets - $30 to $65
http://nyuskirball.org/calendar/natgeonicklen

NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts | 566 LaGuardia Place
New York, NY 10012


February 3, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

Amsterdam Whitney Gallery February 2015 Exhibition
February 3-March 17, 2015.
Tuesday-Saturday 11:00 am-5:00 pm
Amsterdam Whitney Gallery


AMSTERDAM WHITNEY GALLERY, 511 West 25th Street, Chelsea, New York City, is proud to show in its FEBRUARY 3-MARCH 17,2015 Exhibition leading Contemporary Master Artists whose work explores the abstract, figurative and natural worlds, exalting the realm of the aesthetic through brilliant coloration and dazzling form. This special “VALENTINE'S KING & QUEEN OF HeARTS” Fete exhibition offers a magical tribute which will enchant the senses of both art acquisitiors and art aficionados alike with its incandescent renewal and regeneration of the visual realm as they define the cultural pulse of the modern art world. Illuminating with symphonic synchronicity, they translate abstract thoughts and familiar scenes into a unique perspective, orchestrated by a bravura of brushstrokes accompanied by kaleidoscopic hues. Pulsating with dynamic synergy and expressive artistic creativity, these artists render a visual lexicon of sophisticated, eclectic and often joyful representations of the world as they shine the spotlight on a unique, universal artistic language, creating dazzling panoramas of visual delight that are infused with a divine creative spirit.

Free. For more information please visit us at www.amsterdamwhitneygallery.com.

Amsterdam Whitney Gallery | 511 West 25th Street, Suite 406, New York, NY, 10001


 

February 2, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

Oral History: Stockard Channing interviewed by Patrick Pacheco
Monday, February 2, 2015. 6:00PM - Late
Bruno Walter Auditorium,
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center

The League of Professional Theatre Women presents an interview with Tony Award-Winning Actress Stockard Channing by Arts Journalist Patrick Pacheco on Monday, February 2nd at 6:00 pm at the Bruno Walter Auditorium, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center. The Oral History Project chronicles and documents the contributions of significant theatre women in many fields. FREE ADMISSION and seating is first come first serve.
This event is produced by Betty Corwin.
The Oral History program enjoys continued support from The Edith Meisner Foundation. This program is made possible, in part, with public funds from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

Admission is FREE. For more information please visit the League of Professional Theatre Women event page.

Bruno Walter Auditorium | New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center | 65th Street & Amsterdam Avenue


 

January 30-31st, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Saturday, January 31st. 8PM.
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues its 60th Anniversary Season of music, dance, theater, and family programming for 2014-15, reflecting the multicultural diversity of Brooklyn. The line-up features award-winning performances from Jamaica, Russia, Canada, South Africa, and China as well as the United States, including both Brooklyn premieres and returning favorites. Tickets can be purchased at BrooklynCenter.org or by calling the box office at 718-951-4500 (Tue-Sat, 1pm-6pm).

"Brooklyn Center's 60th Anniversary Season will help usher in a new era for our organization. From acrobats to ballet, Latin jazz to rocking a cappella, and classic drama to family musicals, we will take our audiences on an adventure that celebrates our past and looks toward our bright future," says Jon Yanofsky, the Director of Brooklyn Center. "The dazzling array of performances will bring artists from all over the country and the world to the Whitman stage for a season of incredible music, breathtaking dance, and colorful family performances."

Tickets $30-$40. For more information or advance purchase visit www.brooklyncenter.org.

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts | 2900 Campus Road




Another New York Cool Tip:

Winter Carnival at Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park
Friday January 30th. 12pm-10pm
Saturday January 31st 12pm-10pm
Bryant Park

Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park is embracing the frosty weather and celebrating the winter season by hosting its 1st Annual Winter Carnival. This two-day event will feature activities and attractions for kids and adults alike, including:

Friday, January 30 & Saturday, January 31 12:00pm–10pm: Outdoor Winter Brew House
Friday, January 30 & Saturday, January 31 12:00pm–10pm: Bank of America Lodge—home for free silk screened t-shirts, hot chocolate for Bank of America cardholders and more
Friday, January 30, 12:00pm–6:00pm: Curling lessons, hockey shoot out & ice golf on The Rink
Friday, January 30, 7:00pm–10pm: Summer Skate Night
Saturday, January 31, 12:00pm–6:00pm: Curling lessons, hockey shoot out & ice golf on The Rink
Saturday, January 31, 3:00pm–5:00pm: Kids’ Silent Disco
Saturday, January 31, 7:00pm–10:00pm: Silent Disco (Open to all. Beer/wine available for purchase)

Winter Carnival at Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park is open to the public, free of admission. Skate rental fees are $15 for children and adults. Locker usage is free with locks available to purchase for $9.
For more information, visit http://www.wintervillage.org/visit/wintercarnival

Bryant Park | Between 40th and 42nd Streets & Fifth and Sixth Avenues
West of the New York Public Library in Midtown Manhattan

January 29, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

Segal Film Festival on Theatre and Performance (FTP)
Thursday, January 29
Friday, January 30, 2015, all day
The Segal Theatre


The FTP Film Festival will present works by or about Reza Abdoh, Marina Abramovic, Back to Back Theatre, Big Art Group, The Builders Association, Romeo Castellucci, Lucinda Childs, Gabri Christa, Chiara Clemente, The Cockettes, Mathieu Copeland, Christine Cynn, Zeina Daccache, Jonathan Demme, Thierry de Mey, Elevator Repair Service, Tim Etchells, Jan Fabre, Free Theatre of Belarus, Richard Foreman, William Forsythe, Philip Glass, Arnon Goldfinger, Half Straddle, Shaun Irons, John Jesurun, Joan Jonas, Chiemi Karasawa, William Kentridge, Ken Kobland, Elizabeth LeCompte, Sol LeWitt, The Living Theatre,Richard Maxwell, Meredith Monk,Nature Theatre of Oklahoma, Paul Poet, Sam Pollard, Rimini Protokoll, The Public Theater, David Roussève, Madeleine Sackler, Christoph Schlingensief, Adam Soch, Elaine Stritch, Babeth VanLoo, John Walter, David Weissman, Bert Williams, August Wilson, Robert Wilson, The Wooster Group, and Hu Xiangqian. Represented countries include Australia, Belgium, Bonaire, China, Germany, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Lebanon, and the UK.

The FTP (Film Theatre Performance) Festival will be an annual US event for films that deal directly with the themes of theatre and performance. The mission is to present experimental, emerging, and established theatre artists and filmmakers to audiences and industry professionals from around the world. The festival program includes feature films, short films, documentaries, advance screenings, meet-the-filmmaker Q&A sessions, and panels with leading artists in the field.

This event is co-curated by festival founder Frank Hentschker
and film producer/theater artist Tanya Selvaratnam.
Festival Producer: Joy Arab Festival advisors are Christopher Hibma, Lisa Dent, Claire Bishop, and Bonnie Marranca

FREE - First come, first served

The Segal Theatre Center | The Graduate Center, City University of New York,
365 Fifth Avenue, at 34th Street



Another New York Cool Tip:

Parsons Dance at The Joyce Theater
January 21st- February 1st
The Joyce Theater


Parsons Dance returns to The Joyce Theater with David Parsons' New Work set to music by the legendary Allen Toussaint. Featuring NYC premieres by Robert Battle & Trey McIntyre plus Parsons' masterwork "Caught." For more information and to purchase tickets visit www.parsonsdance.org

Tickets start at $10

The Joyce Theater | 175 8th avenue, New York, NY 10011


January 28, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

Tilted Axes: Music for Mobile Electric Guitars'
TILT CORE ~ STUDIES IN MOTION & VELOCITY
Music for a Theater Space
Wednesday, January 28th at 8:00 PM
House opens at 7:30
Alchemical Theatre Laboratory
104 W 14th Street, New York City

Performers: Patrick Grant, Dan Cooper, Matt Grossman, John Halo, Randolph Hudson III, Jeremy Nesse, Cesare Papetti, Reinaldo Perez, & Daniel Reyes-Llinás

TILT CORE is an ensemble drawn from the larger group of NYC performers in TILTED AXES: MUSIC FOR MOBILE ELECTRIC GUITARS in 2014 as a means to explore and experiment with new material. Its smaller size, 5-9 members, enhances musical and practical possibilities. Outside of the larger processional projects, Tilt Core is a more agile and easily presentable ensemble as well a its members serving as the creative catalysts for future Tilted Axes work.

STUDIES IN MOTION & VELOCITY is a performance inside of a theater. This gives the group an opportunity to use the space in a combination of mobile and stationary formations. They will perform new music as well as other pieces from the Tilted repertoire in the form of a narrative. This is the challenge.

$5 at door
More iNFO at ~
http://www.tiltedaxes.com
https://www.facebook.com/tiltedaxes/

Alchemical Theatre Laboratory | 104 W 14th Street, New York City




January 26 - 27th, 2015

There is not much going on in New York City except anticipating the blizzard which apparently missed us. But everything is closed so you might as well watch "Transparent" on Amazon. Why not, I say. Why not?


 

January 24 - 25, 2015

New York Cool Tip:




"The Big Apple Posse: Escape From Los Angeles"
Written by Wendy R Williams
Illustrated by Sophie Escabasse

"The Big Apple Posse: Escape Los Angeles" is part of a free promotion today, Saturday January 24th through Sunday January 25th at Amazon.com. "The Big Apple Posse: Escape From Los Angeles" is the third book of "The Big Apple Posse Trilogy." Click here to get your free copy.


 

January 23, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

The 61st Annual Winter Antiques Show
January 23-Feburary 1, 2015.
The Opening Night Party is January 22, 2015.
The Park Avenue Armory

The Winter Antiques Show celebrates its 61st year as America’s most distinguished antiques show, featuring exceptional objects exhibited by 73 specialists in American, English, European, and Asian fine and decorative arts from antiquity through the 1960s, all vetted for authenticity. The Presenting Sponsor is Chubb Personal Insurance. All net proceeds from the Show benefit East Side House Settlement (ESHS), which provides access to quality education and technology training as gateways out of poverty to students in the South Bronx, one of the nation's poorest congressional districts. ESHS’s goal is to help motivated students graduate from high school, enroll in college, and build the skills necessary to secure good jobs.
Daily admission to the Show is $25, which includes the Show’s award- winning catalogue. To purchase tickets for the Opening Night Party or Young Collectors Night, call 718-292-7392 or visit www.WinterAntiquesShow.com.


Park Avenue Armory | 67th Street and Park Avenue, New York City


 

January 22, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

¡BAILA! with Larissa Velez-Jackson
Thursday, January 15, and 22, 2015
9:30 am - 11:00 am,
Black Box Theatre | El Museo


Join Larissa Velez-Jackson for FREE dance classes for seniors at El Museo's Black Box Theater. Classes begin with an intro to the fundamentals of ballroom dancing, and are followed by a light aerobics session. For adults 60+; no partner or prior dance experience necessary.

Admission: Free, To register call 212.660.7138
or email sspahr@elmuseo.org


El Museo del Barrio | 1230 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10029


 


Another New York Cool Tip:

Fred Backus'
Bonedive Scrounger
Thursday 1/22, 8 PM
Friday, 1/23, 8 PM
Saturday, 1/24, 8 PM
Sunday 1/25, 7 PM
Wednesday, 1/28, 8 PM
Thursday, 1/29, 8 PM
Friday, 1/30, 8 PM
Saturday, 1/31, 8 PM
The Brick

Directed by Maggie Cino

In a dive bar built on ancient burial ground, Jimmy's always talking, Annie's collecting souls, while Bull is claiming hats to mount on the wall. Bronco - the writer who writes nothing for nobody - is scrounging around, but when Clementina shows up thinking she's on a blind date, Bronco's got to learn to play the game without shooting any doe.

The team that brought you Warm Enough for Swimming at last summer’s New York International Fringe Festival presents a tale of urban menace and Darwinian gentrification.

Starring Rebecca Comtois, Jorge Cordova*, Bryan Enk,
Bob Laine, Timothy McCown Reynolds*, and Alyssa Simon*.
*appear courtesy of Actors Equity

Tickets ($18) available at www.bricktheater.com or via OvationTix (212.352.3101)
The Brick is located at 579 Metropolitan Avenue (between Union Avenue and Lorimer Street) in Williamsburg, Brooklyn on the L & G subway lines (L: Lorimer stop; G: Metropolitan stop). For more detailed directions & further information, visit bricktheater.com. The Brick and its non-profit company, The Brick Theater, Inc. were founded in September of 2002 by Robert Honeywell and Michael Gardner.

The Brick | 579 Metropolitan Avenue


 

January 21, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

Parsons Dance at The Joyce Theater
January 21st- February 1st
The Joyce Theater


Parsons Dance returns to The Joyce Theater with David Parsons' New Work set to music by the legendary Allen Toussaint. Featuring NYC premieres by Robert Battle & Trey McIntyre plus Parsons' masterwork "Caught." For more information and to purchase tickets visit www.parsonsdance.org

Tickets start at $10

The Joyce Theater | 175 8th avenue, New York, NY 10011


January 20, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

2015 TRU Voices Musicals Series
January 19 at 7pm
January 26 at 7pm
Engelmann Recital Hall in the Baruch Performing Arts Center


Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents TRU Voices Musicals Series on Monday, January 19 and Monday, January 26, 2015 at 7pm at the Engelmann Recital Hall in the Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Ave, NYC. Admission is free. Please RSVP at least a day in advance (or much sooner) by calling 212/714-7628, or e-mailing TRUStaff1@gmail.com.

The purpose of the series is to help develop new musicals, help producers develop the skills needed to produce new works, and foster the producer-writer relationship for future development beyond our series. Each reading will be followed by a wine and cheese reception and "Dollars and Sense" panel discussion with prominent New York producers, general managers and artistic directors focusing on potential venues, marketing and budgeting of the works presented. Attendees will be given an insider's look at the producing process and the development track for a new musical.

This year's TRU Voices Musicals Series will feature Pumped by JD Jacobson, Nicole Jacobson, Kyle Ewalt and Michael Ian Walker and Blood and Fire by Jeffrey Couchman and Lisa Heffler

Engelmann Recital Hall in the Baruch Performing Arts Center| 55 Lexington Ave, NYC



January 18, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

INTERMEZZO Dance Company Presents 2015 Season
Five World Premieres
Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 7:30pm
Sunday, January 18, 2015 at 2pm
Miller Theatre at Columbia University

INTERMEZZO Dance Company, a ballet company founded by American Ballet Theatre soloist Craig Salstein, announces its 2015 season, featuring five World Premiere pieces, running from January 17-18, 2015 at Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 7:30pm and Sunday, January 18, 2015 at 2pm at Miller Theatre at Columbia University, 2960 Broadway, New York, NY 10027.

Tickets are $25 ($18 for CU students/staff) and are available at http://www.millertheatre.com/events/2015/01/17 or by phone at 212-854-7799.

INTERMEZZO will offer a program of five World Premieres. The evening is titled From Myth to Philosophyand will explore classical myths through modern ballet. The pieces will be choreographed by Ja'Malik, Adam Hendrickson, Cherylyn Lavagnino, Gemma Bond and Craig Salstein.

Dancers will include Abi Stafford, Kaitlyn Gilliland, Nicole Graniero, Amber Neff, Nancy Richer,Alfredo Solivan, Giselle Alvarez,Rina Barrantes, Tanner Schwartz, Morgan Stinnett, Oliver Swan-Jackson, Mauro Villanueva, and Shoshana Rosenfield.

Miller Theatre at Columbia University | 2960 Broadway, New York, NY 10027.


January 17, 2015

New York Cool Tip:


"The Big Apple Posse: Escape From New Orleans"
Written by Wendy R Williams
Illustrated by Sophie Escabasse

"The Big Apple Posse: Escape From New Orleans" is part of a free promotion today, Saturday January 17, 2015 at Amazon.com - http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006HJLA48. "The Big Apple Posse: Escape From New Orleans" is the sequel to "The Big Apple Posse:Escape From New York" and the second book of "The Big Apple Posse Trilogy." Click here to get your free copy.


 

Another New York Cool Tip:

The Flea Theater Announces
THE CUTTHROAT SERIES: GRAND GUIGNOL DUELS Best of Series Return
Jan 15-18, 22-25 @ 9PM
3PM on Jan 18, 24-25 @ 3PM.
January 15 - 25
The Flea

After completing the most terrifying 4-part theatrical event of the fall, The Flea Theater will present an evening of winners of THE CUTTHROAT SERIES: GRAND GUIGNOL DUELS. Audience members were asked to vote on their favorite play during presentations of 4 separate pods of themed Grand Guignol plays (Gore, Cruelty, Night Terror, and Lust) which began in September. Now, these 4 winning plays will return for a limited run beginning January 15. These turn-of-the-century French plays alternate between ghastly horrors and carnal comedies to create a gripping, deplorable evening of theater.

THE CUTTHROAT SERIES: GRAND GUIGNOL DUELS features:

Gore Winner:
TICS, OR DOING THE DEED
By René Berton.
Directed by Stebos
Featuring Sean Devare, Katarina Feder, Shane Hall, Olivia Jampol, Artem Kreimer, and Alexander Kushi-Willis.
This ménage à trois comedy brings three couples together for a dinner party in the country. A wet appetite needs a good fork.

Cruelty Winner:
THE SYSTEM
Written by Andre De Lorde and Adapted by Michael Raine
Directed by Michael Raine
Featuring Ryan Stinnett, Jimmy Dailey, Matt Cox, Edan Jacob Levy, Cristina Pitter, Julia Anrather, Ricardy Fabre, William Serri, and Artem Kreimer
Two reporters visit an insane asylum to learn of its unique methods. Upon arrival they quickly realize that the system isn’t what it seems.

Night Terror Winner:
AGNOSIOPHOBIA
Written by Jason Gray Platt and based on a play by Giuseppe Giacosa
Directed by Rachel Karp
Featuring Jack Gilbert, Marlowe Holden, Eleanor Philips, and Matt Stango
A man's curiosity threatens to destroy his family. Can he ignore the secrets of those he loves, or will his fear of not knowing consume him?

Lust Winner:
To be announced after this currently running pod ends on Dec. 22.

Tickets are $15 - $35 with the lowest priced tickets available on a first-come, first-served basis. They can be purchased by calling 212-352-3101 or online at www.theflea.org.

The Flea Theater | 41 White Street
Between Church and Broadway
Three blocks south of Canal, close to the A/C/E, N/R/Q, 6, J/Z and 1 subway lines.


January 15, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

Blitz the Ambassador,
Luz Cañas and Djibril Toure Present in
CCCADI's Urban Quilombo!
Thursday, January 15, 2015 | 6pm – 8pm
BronxWorks Classic Center | 286 E. 156th Street Bronx, NY 10451

Touching Living Culture (T.L.C.) is CCCADI’s arts-in-education division. The Urban Quilombo series brings that work from the classrooms to the streets! As part of a series exploring freedom cultures we present the first of these FREE youth and family programs featuring:

An Angola style Capoiera Workshop with dance therapist, author and founder of Rhythm and Breath Luz Cañas at 6pm

A Know Your Rights training, designed to empower individuals during police encounters, led by master musician and activist Djibril Toure of the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement at 7pm.

Special guest, Blitz the Ambassador - a Ghanaian-American hip hop and visual artist and international cultural ambassador - will lead a Hip Hop in the Diaspora writing and performance workshop at 6pm.

CCCADI is thrilled to partner with
the BronxWorks Classic Center to present this series.

For more information contact (212) 307-7420 ext. 3004 or 3008, email info@cccadi.org, or visit cccadi.org.

BronxWorks Classic Center | 286 E. 156th Street Bronx, NY 10451


January 13 -14, 2015

HOME IN HER HEART
Previews January 13
January 13 - March 10.
Schedule varies
Stage Left Studios

"Excellent… flawless" - nytheatre.com

Stage Left Studio will present an encore engagement of Margaret Morrison's critically acclaimed love story HOME IN HER HEART. This play with music is directed by Cheryl King, starring Audelco Award winner Ava Jenkins and Margaret Morrison. Previews begin January 13 with opening night slated for January 30.

Set against a backdrop of 1939 Nazi-threatened London, HOME IN HER HEART tells the story of American expats Claire Hicks, a widowed African-American pianist, and white drag king Jimmie LeRoy, who works as a singing, tap dancing male impersonator. For the past three years, they have been living and working together in England, blissfully enjoying their nightly ovations and their day-to-day loving existence. When Hitler threatens war on Great Britain, the Embassy orders all Americans out of England and the women must face the harsh reality of returning to a segregated U.S. As they pack to leave, the specters of exile, racism, and homophobia make the very dream of their love seem impossible.

This play with music features a soundtrack of haunting piano solos recorded by Cynthia Hilts, with technical direction by Ellen Rosenberg.

Running time is 80 minutes. Tickets are $22 at www.stageleftstudio.net.

Stage Left Studio | 214 West 30th Street, 6th Floor
Between 7th & 8th Avenues,
1 block south of Penn Station.
Accessible from the A,C,E, 1, 2, 3 trains at 34th Street).


 

January 10-11, 2015

New York Cool Tip:



"The Big Apple Posse: Escape From New York"
Written by Wendy R Williams
Illustrated by Sophie Escabasse


"The Big Apple Posse: Escape From New York" is part of a free promotion today Saturday, January 10th through Sunday January 11th. "The Big Apple Posse Trilogy" is only for children if "The Hunger Games" is only for children.
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004MDLSJI


Written by Wendy R Williams Illustrated by Sophie Escabasse


Another New York Cool Tip:

WORLD MUSIC INSTITUTE
Par Neiburger, Artistic Director
Continues the 2014-15 edition of
MASTERS OF INDIAN MUSIC & DANCE with NRITYAGRAM
Saturday, January 10, 2015 5:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.
Metropolitan Museum of Art

Surupa Sen and Bijayini Satpathy — principal dancers of India’s famed dance troupe Nrityagram —
return to NYC for site-specific performances
at the Met’s Temple of Dendur in The Sackler Wing

Featuring the U.S. Premiere of ‘Shyamala Vandana’
and excerpts from Nrityagram's critically acclaimed
‘Songs of Love and Longing’ and ‘Sa?yoga’
set to an original live score composed by Pandit Raghunath Panigrahi

Presented in Collaboration with The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Free with Museum Admission
worldmusicinstitute.org/event/nrityagram

The Metropolitan Museum of Art | The Temple of Dendur in The Sackler Wing
1000 5th Ave, at 82nd Street


January 8, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

The Flea Theater Announces
Kim Davies’ Sold-Out Smoke
January 9-11, 19-21 at 7PM; 8, 12,
January 29-31 at 9PM
January 9th @ 10PM
February 1 at 7pm.
Returns January 9 - February 1
The Flea

The Flea Theater is proud to announce yet another extension of Kim Davies’ World Premiere Smoke, directed by Flea Resident Director Tom Costello (The Wundelsteipen (and other difficult roles for young people)) and featuring members of The Bats, the resident acting company at The Flea. Says Producing Director Carol Ostrow, “where 50 Shades of Grey dances on the surface of BDSM, Smoke cuts to the core.” Performances will now run through February 1, 2015 at The Flea, where performances started in August of 2014.

In this BDSM erotic power play, Smoke brings an entitled college student and a jaded wannabe artist – with more in common than they thought – past the verge.

The production features Stephen Stout (The Mysteries, a cautionary tail, Job, Restoration Comedy, These Seven Sicknesses), Madeleine Bundy (a cautionary tail), Ivan Dolido, and Adelind Horan (The Mysteries).

The creative team includes Andrew Diaz (Set Design), Beth Goldenberg (Costume Design), Daisy Long (Lighting Design), Lee Kinney (Sound Design), and Jesse Geguzis (Fight Choregraphy).

Kim Davies (Playwright) is a member of Youngblood and an affiliated artist with New Georges. Short works, including "Untitled Play about Balls," "Miss Authenticity," and "The Love of Richard Nixon," have been produced with the Ensemble Studio Theatre, the Weasel Festival, and the 24 Hour Plays. Her plays have received readings and development with The Flea Theater, Partial Comfort Productions, and the Lark, among others. She is a recent graduate of Mac Wellman and Erin Courtney's MFA in playwriting at Brooklyn College.

Tickets can be purchased by calling 212-352-3101 or online at www.theflea.org.Tickets are $15 - $55 with the lowest priced tickets available on a first-come, first-served basis. The production will include sexual situations.

The Flea Theater | 41 White Street
Between Church and Broadway
Three blocks south of Canal
Close to the A/C/E, N/R/Q, 6, J/Z and 1 subway lines.


January 4, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

MEDSUA presents: A Case of the Mondays
Monday, January 5. 7:30pm - 8:45pm
Otto's Shrunken Head

Got a case of the Mondays? Why not start your week off with some laughs instead? Let Medusa and friends put some fun back into your week with a little improv comedy and maybe some other surprises thrown in. January's show features: Medusa, ACME, Burt Sherbet & more!

FREE with one drink minimum
https://www.facebook.com/events/1529001377354266/

Otto's Shrunken Head | 538 East 14th Street
New York, NY 10009




December 31, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

Mardi Gras * New Year’s Eve Party
Wednesday December 31st 8PM - 4AM
DROM

On December 31, we bring you the hot jazz, vibrant colors and magical spirit of 1920s New Orleans to New York City! On New Year’s Eve, hop on board for an unforgettable Mardi Gras carnival adventure that will keep the hoofers floor-flushing with colors, magic, and swelteringly hot jazz. The thrilling night will feature titillating burlesque dancers, an exhilarating New Orleans hot jazz band, delicious electroswing and hot jazz DJs, a mock vintage photobooth, sexy cigarette girls and many more surprises. Guests will be ushered through the night by our stellar MC, American Horror Story’s Mat "Seal Boy" Fraser!

Tickets $35 - $55. For more information or advance purchase visit http://www.dromnyc.com/events/3604/mardi-gras-new-years-eve-party#.VIojL6TF_xg

DROM | 85 Avenue A


 

Another New York Cool Tip:

The Clarion Choir Sings Rachmaninoff's Vespers
Wednesday, December 31st, 6PM - 7.30PM
Trinity Church, Wall Street

After sold out performances exactly a year ago, The Clarion Choir brings Sergei Rachmaninoff's transcendent All-Night Vigil (Vespers) back to Trinity Wall Street on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Night. Stepping away from the merrymaking that marks much of the holiday in New York, the Vespers brings a rare opportunity for reflection on timeless themes, with texts from the canonical hours of the Russian Orthodox Church and magnificent, soaring movements derived from ancient Kievan and Byzantine chants. Many of these chants will introduce Rachmaninoff's settings. Conducted by artistic director Steven Fox, The Clarion Choir’s performances of the “Vespers” will feature soloists Virginia Warnken, alto, and Oliver Mercer, tenor, and chant soloists Esteli Gomez, Sherezade Panthaki, Sarah Brailey and Scott Dispensa.

Tickets $25 at http://www.gemsny.org/twelfthnight2014.html

For other information, please call 212.580.5700

Trinity Church | Wall Street and Broadway


Another New York Cool Tip:

Vincent Sessa
Body of Words
Thursdays through Saturdays at 8:00 PM
Sundays at 3:00 PM
January 1 to 25, 2015
Theater for The New City

"Body of Words" by Vincent Sessa is set in a rented bungalow on a deserted stretch of beach on a summer night into morning. Two strangers meet -- a rugged, powerful middle-aged man and a young, athletic man who might be a student. A sexual contract is established between them but suspicion and violence ensue. Yet by morning an inseparable bond has joined the men together and they are changed forever. The play is evocative of the homecoming of Odysseus. The author, Vincent Sessa, is known for profoundly nuanced plays about men and women in personal, often political struggle. Theater for the New City will present the play's premiere run January 1 to 25, 2015, directed by John Michael DiResta.

$18 general admission, $15 students/seniors/military

www.theaterforthenewcity.net

Theater for The New City | 155 First Ave., NYC


December 30, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

Grandparents Day at The New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players
Tuesday, December 30. 1:45pm
NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts

Kids of all ages will get a chance to learn firsthand the topsy-turvy stories of Gilbert & Sullivan when America’s foremost G & S repertory ensemble, the New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players, presents a fully-staged production of H.M.S. Pinafore. The company will present its ever popular Bring Your Grandparents Day show on Tuesday, December 30th prior to the 3pm matinee performance. The afternoon will feature a pre-show family overture and backstage tour hosted by a character of your choice following the performance!

Tickets: $89, $79, $69 & $59 with 50% off for children 12 and under and 10% off for seniors 65 & older. To purchase tickets call NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts Box office at 212-998-4941 or by visit www.nygasp.org.

NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts | 566 LaGuardia Place New York, NY 10012


 

Another New York Cool Tip:

UG! COMEDY SHOW!!
Tuesday Dec. 30th, 2014 @ 8:30PM
No Fun Bar

Todd Montesi and Pat Rigby present awesome comics in front of a cool supportive crowd in the epicenter of hip NYC the East Village. Featuring both established comic veterans you've seen on TV to the up and comers, UG! guarantees a swell time all for FREE! We've also got tons of drink specials! So what are you waiting for? Come down and UG! it with us!!!

No Cover, One Drink Min.

For info/reservations: 212-477-1616
http://www.youtube.com/MONTIKILLAVISION
http://ugcomedyshow.tumblr.com/

Presented by Todd Montesi and Pat Rigby

No Fun Bar | 161 Ludlow St. (Corner of Ludlow & Stanton st.)
Via subway: F train to 2nd ave.


December 25, 2014

Happy Holidays from the writers and photographers of New York Cool.

How does a Seth Rogan filmi make it to Lincolcn Center? Get a North Korean dictator to open a can of whoop ass on you and your film.

Kudos to Lincoln Center for making a stand for free speech!

THE FILM SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER Presents
The Interview for one-week run
10:45AM and 11:30PM
Friday, December 26 – Thursday, January 1
Walter Reade Theater

FSLC’s Walter Reade Theater will be one of the few Manhattan theaters
to show the highly anticipated action-comedy

The Film Society of Lincoln Center will screen one of the year’s most talked about films, Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen’s The Interview, at the Walter Reade Theater (165 West 65th Street), Friday, December 26 through Sunday, December 28, and the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center (144 West 65th Street) Monday, December 29 through Thursday, January 1. With daily show times at 10:45AM and 11:30PM, New York City audiences will be able to see the comedy that has been the subject of countless news stories and debate the past few weeks.

The Interview
In the action-comedy The Interview, Dave Skylark (Franco) and his producer Aaron Rapoport (Rogen) run a popular celebrity tabloid TV show. When they discover that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is a fan of the show, they land an interview with him in an attempt to legitimize themselves as journalists. As Dave and Aaron prepare for travel, their plans change when the CIA recruits them to 'take out' Kim Jong-un.

Directors: Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen; Producers: Evan Goldberg,
Seth Rogen, James Weaver

112 minutes / DCP / Rated R / 2014


Tickets are on sale now. Ticketing information can be found here: http://www.filmlinc.com/films/on-sale/the-interview.

Walter Reade Theater | 165 West 65th Street


December 24, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

Ricardo Pérez González’s
In Fields Where They Lay
December 5 to 27, 2014
Wednesday @ 7pm
Thursday – Saturday @ 8pm
Sunday @ 5pm
Special Centennial performance, Wednesday, Dec. 24@7pm
Closing matinee, Saturday, Dec. 27@ 2pm
(no performance on December 25)
New Ohio Theater


It was The War to End All Wars. It was a Christmas like no other. "In Fields Where They Lay" tells the incredible true story of the World War One Christmas Truce - the spontaneous ceasefire between British and German soldiers that began with the singing of Christmas Carols on the night of December 24th, 1914.

The play's extensive use of letters, diaries and newspaper accounts marks the 100th anniversary of the Truce by bringing this stirring and unsettling, hopeful and tragic story to life in the words of the men who lived it. These primary sources are interwoven with the personal stories of a small squad of British soldiers, through whose eyes we experience the horror of life, death and battle in the trenches and the wonder of a sudden outbreak of peace in the midst of one of the bloodiest and most senseless conflicts the world has ever seen.

$18.00 general admission. For more information or advance purchase visit www.dreamscapetheatre.org

New Ohio Theater | 154 Christopher St. New York, NY 10014


 

December 20, 2014

Two New York Cool Tips:

Keith Michael's The Nutcracker
Friday @ 1PM & 6PM
Saturday @ 11AM, 1PM & 3:30 PM
Sunday @ 11AM, 1PM & 3:30 PM
December 19-21, 2014
Florence Gould Hall

New York Theatre Ballet (NYTB) presents Keith Michael'sThe Nutcracker from December 19-21, 2014 as part of the Company's Once Upon A Ballet series for children at Florence Gould Hall, 55 East 59th Street, NYC. Performances on Friday are at 1pm and 6pm; on Saturday at 11am, 1pm and 3:30pm; and Sunday at 11am, 1pm and 3:30pm.

NYTB returns for a fourth year of Keith Michael's The Nutcracker, a delightful holiday ballet. From clockwork imps to mice dressed in polka dots and dancers dancing with huge chopsticks, this timeless, re-imagined classic bursts with energy and excitement. This holiday ballet, danced to Tchaikovsky's beloved score, is set in Art Nouveau style circa 1907 with innovative choreography by long-time NYTB choreographer, Keith Michael; set design by Gillian Bradshaw-Smith; and costumes by Resident Costume Designer of the Metropolitan Opera, Sylvia Nolan.


Tickets are $35 for children, $40 for adults. Subscriptions for the Once Upon A Ballet Series are available for $90-$135. Single tickets are available through ticketmaster.com, and subscriptions can be purchased by submitting an order form to admin@nytb.org. For more information, visit http://nytb.org/calendar-and-tickets/view/Keith-Michaels-The-Nutcracker/.


Florence Gould Hall | 55 East 59th Street, NYC


Manhattan Youth Ballet and
Manhattan Movement & Arts Center present
The Knickerbocker Suite
Fridays at 7pm
Saturdays at 3pm and 7pm
Sundays at 3pm.
December 12-14 and 19-21, 2014
Manhattan Movement and Arts Suite

Manhattan Youth Ballet and Manhattan Movement & Arts Center present The Knickerbocker Suite from December 12-14, 2014 and December 19-21, 2014 at the Manhattan Movement & Arts Center, 248 West 60th Street, NYC (between Amsterdam and West End Avenues) in the Lincoln Center area.

The Knickerbocker Suite features New York City landmarks, such as The Statue of Liberty, The Metropolitan Museum of Art and NY sports teams, weaved into the time-honored holiday tale of The Nutcracker. Classic Nutcracker scenes like "The Land of the Snow" are transformed into a snowy frenzy of shoppers dancing in and out of stores like Macy's and Bloomingdale's for last minute gifts. Perhaps one of the more well-known scenes, "Mother Ginger and her Polichinelles," will be played by the Statue of Liberty and dancing immigrants who just arrived from Ellis Island.

With scenes of shoppers on Fifth Avenue, the angels at Rockefeller Center, the Statue of Liberty, NY sports teams and the romance of Central Park in the winter, The Knickerbocker Suite is a celebration of New York City, its culture and the magic of the holiday season. The production with a story by artist, Elliott Arkin, features an opening scene with narration by Tony Award winner, Michael Cerveris; the choreography of Brian Reeder, Deborah Wingert, Daniel Ulbricht, Marina Stavitskaya, Nick Kepley & Natalia Boesch; illustrations by Katy DeHay and photography by Erin Baiano.

Tickets are $30 for adults and $20 for students. Tickets are available at manhattanmovement.com/calendar or by calling 212-787-1178.

Manhattan Movement & Arts Center | 248 West 60th Street, NYC
Between Amsterdam and West End Avenues) in the Lincoln Center area.


 

December 15, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

The Collegiate Chorale Presents
NOT THE MESSIAH (He's a Very Naughty Boy)
Monday December 15. 8pm & Tuesday December 16. 8PM
Carnegie Hall

The Collegiate Chorale presents the New York City premiere of Eric Idle and John Du Prez's Not The Messiah (He's a Very Naughty Boy) at Carnegie Hall, December 15-16, 2014 at 8pm. From the creators for the hit Broadway musical Spamalot, Not The Messiah (He's a Very Naughty Boy) is a comic oratorio based on Monty Python's movie The Life of Brian. Described by Eric Idle as "Baroque-N-Roll," Not The Messiah features a lively pastiche of musical styles ranging from pop, country, and Broadway to doo-wop, hip hop, and Greek chorus. Hit songs include "Hail to the Shoe," "We Love Sheep," and the audience favorite and sing-along "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life."

Tickets start at $30 and are available at www.carnegiehall.org, by calling CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800, or at the Box Office at 57th and Seventh.

Carnegie Hall | 881 7th Ave
(and 7th av)


 

December 14, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

Ricardo Pérez González’s
In Fields Where They Lay
December 5 to 27, 2014
Wednesday @ 7pm
Thursday – Saturday @ 8pm
Sunday @ 5pm
Special Centennial performance, Wednesday, Dec. 24@7pm
Closing matinee, Saturday, Dec. 27@ 2pm
(no performance on December 25)
New Ohio Theater


It was The War to End All Wars. It was a Christmas like no other. "In Fields Where They Lay" tells the incredible true story of the World War One Christmas Truce - the spontaneous ceasefire between British and German soldiers that began with the singing of Christmas Carols on the night of December 24th, 1914.

The play's extensive use of letters, diaries and newspaper accounts marks the 100th anniversary of the Truce by bringing this stirring and unsettling, hopeful and tragic story to life in the words of the men who lived it. These primary sources are interwoven with the personal stories of a small squad of British soldiers, through whose eyes we experience the horror of life, death and battle in the trenches and the wonder of a sudden outbreak of peace in the midst of one of the bloodiest and most senseless conflicts the world has ever seen.

$18.00 general admission. For more information or advance purchase visit www.dreamscapetheatre.org

New Ohio Theater | 154 Christopher St. New York, NY 10014


 

December 13, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

The Cecilia Chorus of New York Presents Poulenc and Vaughan
Williams
Saturday, December 13 at 8:00 PM
Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage


The Cecilia Chorus of New York, Mark Shapiro, Music
Director, will present two major masterworks for chorus and orchestra by
Francis Poulenc and Ralph Vaughan Williams, on Saturday, December 13 at
8:00 PM in Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, 57th Street
and 7th Avenue in Manhattan.

The 150-voice chorus, full orchestra, and vocal soloists will perform
two seasonal favorites, Poulenc’s Gloria and Vaughan Williams’ Hodie:
A Christmas Cantata. Soloists making their Carnegie Hall debuts will be
soprano Liv Redpath, of Harvard University and Wolf Trap Opera, tenor
Daniel T. Curran, of Glimmerglass and the New York City Opera and
baritone Takaoki Onishi, Chicago Lyric Opera Young Artist 2015-16.
Joining the Cecilia Chorus onstage for the Hodie, and also making its
Carnegie Hall debut, will be The Every Voice Concert Choir, a children’s
ensemble in residence at Teacher’s College of Columbia University,
directed by Nicole Becker. “Both works,” according to conductor Mark
Shapiro, “are festive, but Poulenc’s celebration is formal, ritualized,
and reverent…. while Vaughan Williams sketches the happy, outdoorsy
rambunctiousness of a family holiday.”

Tickets for the December 13 concert range from $25 to $85, and can be
purchased online at
http://www.carnegiehall.org/Calendar/2014/12/13/0800/PM/The-Cecilia-Chorus-of-New-York-with-Orchestra/,
by calling CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800 or visiting the box office at
57th St. and 7th Ave.

For more information about this concert, visit
http://www.ceciliachorusny.org/ or call 646-638-2535.

Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium | Perelman Stage | 57th St. and 7th Ave. in Manhattan
URL: http://www.ceciliachorusny.org


 

Canticum Novum Singers Presents A Canticum Novum Christmas Holiday Concert
Saturday, December 13 at 8:00 PM
Sunday, December 14 at 2:00 PM
St. Ignatius of Antioch Church

These first concerts of The Canticum Novum Singers’ 42nd Anniversary season will include Ave Maria in versions by Mendelssohn, Verdi and Rachmaninoff, Poulenc motets for the season of Christmas, Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on Christmas Carols, popular classics and more. Special guests will be organist James Adams and The Canticum Novum Youth Choir, Edie Rosenbaum, Director.

Tickets for the December 13 and 14 events are $25 general admission, $20 students, available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/817928. For more information, call 516-586-3433 or visit http://www.canticumnovum.org/season.html.

St. Ignatius of Antioch Church 87th St.
Between Broadway and West End Ave. | Manhattan


 

December 12, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATER ANNOUNCES
2014 ALTERNATIVE HOLIDAY SHOW LINEUP
November 28 - December 21

Featuring Mink Stole, Jackie Beat & the stars of RuPaul's Drag Race
** Now with special Brunch performances for some shows**

November 28 - December 19:
DISTORTED KRISTMESS
In the 3rd annual edition of this new Christmas traditional, all of your holiday favorites are run past a dirty funhouse mirror. Highlights include The 12 Drunks of Christmas, a twisted take on Let It Snow, I'm Dreaming of A White Trash Christmas, and a holiday tribute to Bea Arthur, as well as a special visit from The Port Authority Cockettes, an extremely downscale version of the celebrated Radio City Rockettes. Starring a quartet of downtown NYC nightlife's hottest and most in-demand performers: HOLLY DAE, BOOTSIE LEFARIS, PIXIE AVENTURA & BRENDA DHARLING. Fridays, Nov. 28 - Dec 19 at 10pm. Tix are $20.

December 5-7:
COURTNEY ACT: 'TWAS THE G'DAY BEFORE CHRISTMAS
There is no "Walking in a Winter Wonderland" when you spend Christmas in Australia -- it's summertime there, after all! In 'TWAS THE G'DAY BEFORE CHRISTMAS, Aussie drag sensation COURTNEY ACT regales audiences with holiday songs and stories about dreaming of a white Christmas Down Under. So grab your mate and come gather 'round Courtney's Christmas Bush for this evening of live music, special guests and a whole lot of holiday cheer. 7pm. Tix are $22 with a $40 VIP ticket available.

December 8-21:
JINKX MONSOON & MAJOR SCALES: UNWRAPPED 2014
With original songs, covers and comedy from celebrated performers
JINKX MONSOON and MAJOR SCALES, this new holiday show has a little
something for everyone at the most wonderful time of the year. Featured are last year's favorites, including Sarah Silverman's "Give the Jew Girl Toys" and a warped version of Mariah Carey's "All I Want For Christmas Is You," as well as some new songs and surprises for this 2014 edition. Dec 8-11 & 19 at 7pm with a special brunch show on Dec. 21 at 1:30pm and midnight shows Dec 19& 20. Tix are $25 with a $50 VIP ticket available.

December 11 -14:
MINK STOLE: OMG! IT'S CHRISTMAS!
Cult film icon MINK STOLE (Hairspray, Pink Flamingos, Cry-Baby) premieres her new holiday show, performed alongside Her Wonderful Band. You’d expect something unconventional from John Waters’ favorite actress, and she delivers just that -- performing songs including "Stay a Little Longer Santa," "Le Petit Tambour " (The Little Drummer Boy in French), Tom Lehrer’s "Christmas Carol," "Pretty Paper," "Christmas Time is Here" and more. 8:30pm. Tix are $25 with a $50 VIP ticket available.

December 12-14:
ALASKA 5000'S BLUE CHRISTMAS
The holidays are a time for celebration and joy-- a time for friends and family, and love and laughter... but not this year. With ALASKA 5000'S BLUE CHRISTMAS, join extraterrestrial starlet Alaska and her musical mystic Handsome Jeremy for the saddest Christmas show ever. This Christmas, everything is wrong, nothing is right, and songs of loneliness and heartbreak reign supreme. December 12 - 14 at 7pm, with a special midnight show on Dec 12 and a brunch show on Dec. 14 at 1pm. Tix are $22 with a $40 VIP ticket available.

December 20 & 21:
JACKIE BEAT ON ICE
This Christmas, drag is dead! Join frosty drag star JACKIE BEAT as she continues her mission to poison every sacred belief and holiday tradition with her 17th annual Christmas show. This addictive antidote to holiday cheer is a blizzard of new seasonal material including "A Gay in A Manger" and some classic Christmas Jackie such as her cocaine-fueled rewrite of “Let It Snow,” the pregnancy confessional “Santa’s Baby,” a menorah-loving “Jew Christmas,” a booze-infused spin on “Happy Holidays” called “Alcoholidays,” and the STD cautionary tale "It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Syphilis." 7pm & 9:30pm. Tix are $22.

The Laurie Beechman Theater | West Bank Café | 407 West 42nd Street
At Ninth Avenue -- accessible from all trains at 42nd Street.


 

December 11, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

Lost Suppers: Longing for Commensality
An Evening with Richard Gough
The 2014 Daniel Gerould Memorial Lecture
Thursday, December 11 | 6:30pm Discussion
Segal Theatre, The Graduate Center CUNY

Join us for an evening with Richard Gough, Artistic Director of the Centre for Performance Research, General Editor of the bi-monthly journal Performance Research and founding President of Performance Studies International (PSi) as he presents new scholarship in the field of interdisciplinary, experimental performance.

This lecture is presented in memory of Daniel Gerould (1928-2012), Lucille Lortel Distinguished Professor of Theatre and Comparative Literature at The Graduate Center, CUNY and Director of Publications of the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center.

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center | The Graduate Center, CUNY.
365 Fifth Avenue at 34th Street.
www.theSegalCenter.org


Another New York Cool Tip:

Acclaimed Novelists Anita Diamant and Dara Horn
In Conversation
December 11th @ 7 pm
The Jewish Museum


Moment Magazine-Karma Foundation Short Fiction Contest Presents: Anita Diamant in Conversation with Dara Horn will take place at the Jewish Museum on Thursday, December 11 at 7 pm.

Anita Diamant, author of The Boston Girl and The Red Tent, among other books, will be joined by celebrated novelist Dara Horn, whose books include A Guide for the Perplexed and All Other Nights, for a discussion on the craft of writing and the enduring importance of fiction. The winners of the annual Moment Magazine-Karma Foundation Short Fiction Contest will also read from their winning stories. A book signing with Diamant and Horn will follow the program.


Anita Diamant is the bestselling author of the novels Good Harbor, The Last Days of Dogtown, and Day After Night, and a collection of essays, Pitching My Tent. An award-winning journalist whose work appeared in The Boston Globe Magazine and Parenting, she is the author of six nonfiction guides to contemporary Jewish life. Her new novel, The Boston Girl, will be released in December 2014. She lives in Massachusetts.

Dara Horn is the author of the novels In the Image, The World to Come, All Other Nights and A Guide for the Perplexed. In 2007 she was chosen by Granta magazine as one of 20 "Best Young American Novelists." Her books have received National Jewish Book Awards, and the Harold U. Ribalow Prize, and have been selected as an Editors' Choice in The New York Times Book Review and other publications. She currently holds the Gerald Weinstock Visiting Professorship in Jewish Studies at Harvard, where she teaches Yiddish and Hebrew literature.


Tickets for this program are $15 general; $12 students and seniors; and $10 Jewish Museum members. Further program and ticket information is available by calling 212.423.3200 or online at at TheJewishMuseum.org/calendar.

The Jewish Museum| Fifth Avenue and 92nd Street, Manhattan.


 

December 10, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

Kate Robin's
I SEE YOU
Previews beging November 7th
Opening November 16th
Tuesday-Saturday at 7PM
Saturday-Sunday at 3PM; except November 25-30.
November 7 - December 21
The Flea Theater

The Flea presents the World Premiere of I SEE YOU by Kate Robin. This romantic comedy will be directed by Flea Artistic Director Jim Simpson. Previews of this limited run Off-Broadway engagement begin November 7 with opening slated for Sunday, November 16.

A disengaged stay-at-home dad and an apocalyptically anxious mom meet in this illicit rom com that spins out of control. In a world headed for disaster, what are the rules?

“I SEE YOU is really about the psychic and emotional stress of living in the cusp of the apocalypse - which is sort of where we are,” says Robin who is returning to The Flea for her second production following The Light Outside.

This two-hander features Danielle Slavick (Through the Yellow Hour) and Stephen Barker Turner (The North Pool) with design by Kyle Chepulis (Set), Brian Aldus (Lighting), Claudia Brown (Costumes), and Janie Bullard (Sound).

With I SEE YOU, The Flea Theater continues its commitment to creating theater that is accessible to all. Every production at The Flea will have a limited number of $15 tickets available on a first-come-first-served basis. We also will be continuing with our Pay What You Can performances on Tuesday nights Upstairs at The Flea. Pay What You Can tickets are available one hour prior to performance.

Tickets are $15 - $70 with the lowest priced tickets available on a first-come, first-served basis. VIP tickets available for $100. Pay What You Can every Tuesdays at the door.

The Flea Theater | 41 White Street
Between Church and Broadway, three blocks south of Canal, close to the A/C/E, N/R/Q, 6, J/M/Z and 1 subway lines.





December 9, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

El Gato con Botas
Saturday December 6th through Sunday December 14th. 7PM & 2PM.
El Teatro at El Museo del Barrio


Gotham Chamber Opera announces the revival of the 2010 production El gato con botas (Puss in Boots) from December 6-14, 2014 at El Teatro at El Museo del Barrio, 1230 Fifth Avenue at 104th Street, NYC.

Gotham Chamber Opera and Tectonic Theater Project's production of El gato con botas (Puss in Boots); Music by Xavier Montsalvatge Neal Goren / Geoff MacDonald, conductors; Moisés Kaufman, stage director; Andromache Chalfant, set designer; Clint Ramos, costume designer; David Lander, lighting designer; and Sean Curran, choreographer. A co-production with El Museo del Barrio and Works & Process at the Guggenheim. December 6 - 14, 2014, El Teatro at El Museo del Barrio, NYC.

Tickets $30-175, 212-279-4200, www.ticketcentral.com


El Teatro at El Museo del Barrio |1230 Fifth Avenue
(and 104th St)


 

December 5, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

La MaMa E.T.C. presents a play written and directed by Vit Horejs
"A Christmas Carol Oy! Hanukkah, Merry Kwanzaa"
Fridays at 10:00 PM
Saturdays at 2:00 & 10:00 PM
Sundays at 3:00 PM.
Dec 5 to Dec 14, 2014
La MaMa E.T.C. Theater

This toy-puppet theatre extravaganza is a new take on Charles Dickens' classic with a few twists and digressions. Into the familiar story is woven a surprising and delightful blend of English, Jewish, African, American and Czech winter rituals, customs and holiday songs, all performed by over three dozen marionettes ranging in size from four to twenty-four inches as well as found objects and toys. Mr. Horejs operates the whole cast of puppets, backed up by a live chorus: Czech, English, Hebrew & Swahili songs are performed by an "a capella monumentale" choir of Judith Barnes and Hayden DeWitt. The piece is still set in Old London, but with Czech accents. Imagine that the familiar tale was told to you not by an English serial novelist, but by your Czech grandmother.

Tickets $18 general admission; $13 for seniors and students. Call the box office at 646-430-5374 or visit www.lamama.org.

La MaMa E.T.C Theater | 75A E. 4th St.
New York, NY, 10003



Another New York Cool Tip:

Doug Varone and Dancers
Tue–Wed 7:30pm
Thu–Fri 8pm
Sat 2pm & 8pm
Sun 2pm & 7:30pm
Following the Wednesday performance, there will be a post-performance conversation with Doug Varone.
Sunday evening’s performance celebrates dancer Eddie Taketa, honoring the culmination of two decades of artistry and commitment to the Company
December 2-7, 2014
The Joyce Theater

Applauded worldwide for its athleticism, kinetic artistry, and deep humanity, Doug Varone and Dancers returns to The Joyce Theater from December 2-7 with a program featuring a world premiere, a beloved revival, and a new solo performed by Doug Varone himself. A choreographer known for his carefully curated yet wildly diverse musical tastes, Varone drew upon the simultaneously elegiac and ravenous sound of Christopher Rouse’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Trombone Concerto to inspire his newest work, Dome. Castles, now one decade old and largely regarded as one of the most important works in the company’s repertory, returns to the stage for a highly anticipated revival – its first in NYC since 2006. Rounding out the program is The Fabulist, a work Varone choreographed for himself which premiered this past summer at American Dance Festival (ADF). .

Ticket Prices:
Single tickets start at $10. Call JoyceCharge (212-242-0800); visit the Box Office (Monday-Friday, 12- 6pm); or charge online at www.Joyce.org. NOTE: Ticket prices are subject to change.

The Joyce Theater | 175 Eighth Avenue at 19th Street.


 

December 3, 2014

Two New York Cool Tips:

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
December 3, 2014 – January 4, 2015
New York City Center

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, beloved as one of the world’s most popular dance companies and New York City Center’s Principal Dance Company, returns to the New York City Center stage for the 43nd consecutive year from December 3, 2014 – January 4, 2015 with exciting performances that have become a joyous holiday tradition. Artistic Director Robert Battle continues to expand the Company’s diverse repertory with premieres and new productions representing a wide range of important choreographic voices giving Ailey’s extraordinary group of artists new ways to inspire audiences, including:

• The premiere of Odetta (December 10th) by renowned Ailey dancer Matthew Rushing, who marries soul-stirring movement to songs by the artist anointed “the queen of American folk music” by Martin Luther King, Jr. The piece will pay tribute to Holmes's life as a singer, songwriter, actress, activist and "the voice of the Civil Rights Movement,” and her musical repertoire encompassing American folk music, blues, jazz, and spirituals.

• Ailey’s signature American masterpiece Revelations – acclaimed as an inspiring must-see for all – will be performed with live music on Dec. 5 eve, Dec. 6th mat & eve.

• Christopher Wheeldon’s dreamlike After the Rain Pas de Deux – praised for its sublime simplicity and intricate partnering – was an instant hit at New York City Ballet in 2005. Set to music by the Estonian composer Arvo Pärt, the sensual male-female pas de deux will be revealed in a fresh light as the Ailey dancers make it their own, premiering on Dec. 5th.

• Jacqulyn Buglisi’s Suspended Women, a mesmerizing ensemble piece created in 2000 illuminating the frailty and strength of women through time. Set to music by Maurice Ravel, and interpolations composed by Daniel Bernard Roumain, it is recognized as one of the signature works by this celebrated former Martha Graham dancer, choreographer and master teacher. (Company Premiere December 12th)

• Hofesh Shechter’s acclaimed Uprising, which features seven men who bombard the stage with intensity in an exhilarating work set to a percussive score by the choreographer himself.

• A new production of Bad Blood, an original work by former Ailey dancer and renowned choreographer Ulysses Dove, set to music by Laurie Anderson and Peter Gabriel.

• Special programs include:
• Family Matinee Series performances each Saturday during the season at 2pm
• “All New” Programs playing on Dec. 18, 20 mat, 26 eve, 28 eve, 21 mat.
• “Celebrating the Women of Ailey,” celebrating Linda Celeste Sims, Hope Boykin and the women of Ailey (Dec. 16)
• A New Year’s Eve performance featuring beloved Ailey dancers of the past and present

Ticket Price
Tickets starting at $25 are available for purchase at the New York City Center Box Office, through CityTix® at (212) 581-1212, or online at www.alvinailey.org or www.nycitycenter.org. Discount tickets are available for Ailey Super Fans who purchase tickets for more than one performance, for students with an appropriate ID, and for groups of ten or more (discounts do not apply to $25 tickets). For group sales, call 212-405-9082 or e-mail groupsales@alvinailey.org.

www.nycitycenter.org

New York City Center | 131 West 55th Street
Between 6th and 7th Avenues
New York, NY


Anna's Americana (Sokolow)
December 3-6 at 8 PM; December 7 at 3 PM
Georgia & Me
December 6 at 3 PM; December 7 at 7:30 PM
Theater of the 14th Street Y, 344 East 14th Street


The Sokolow Theatre/Dance Ensemble presents "Anna's Americana," a program of dance/theater works by great American modern dance pioneer Anna Sokolow that have a special connection to America. Program includes the 1984 'Preludes," to music by Gershwin; "Homage to Edgar Allan Poe," and "Frida," Sokolow's tribute to her friend Frida Kahlo and her last major work, created in 1997 when the choreographer was 87 years old. Also on the program, the duet "Are We There Yet," choreographed by Alan Danielson and danced by Jim May and special guest Clay Taliaferro. Music for three of the works will be played live by pianist Amir Khusrowpour.

Also guesting with the company is Sarah Ford, performing her one-woman show "Georgia & Me," a memory and fantasy play investigating inspiration, passion, creativity and survival. Georgia O'Keeffe is the catalyst for this theater/dance work directed by director/dramaturge Zoya Kachadurian.
Tickets: $30; $18 for students/seniors

Reservations: 646.395.4322 or http://www.14swtreety.org

Theater of the 14th Street Y | 344 East 14th Street (just west of First Avenue)


 

November 30, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

William Goulet's
FILLER
Wednesday – Saturday at 8pm
Sunday at 3pm & 8pm.
No performances Nov. 21 - 28.
Previews begin November 6
Opens November 9th
November 6 - 30,
64E4 Main Stage

64E4 will present the World Premiere of FILLER, a new American play written and directed by William Goulet. Previews begin November 6 at 64E4 Main Stage with opening night slated for November 9.

In FILLER, nurturing Marian and neurotic Adler are a married couple living in near isolation in a mid-size American city. Over the years, their relationship has become more that of mother and child than husband and wife. When two repairmen show up, it sets off a chain of events that threatens their complacency.

FILLER stars Gabriele Schafer (Outside Inn at 59E59), Ross Pivec, Kyle Minshew (Prometheus Bound at New York Theatre Workshop), Adam Hyland (The Sublet Experiment), and Philip de la Cal. The production features sets by Christopher and Justin Swader, lighting by Mary Ellen Stebbins, and stage management by Kristine Schlachter.

Tickets are $18 at 800-838-3006 or www.BrownPaperTickets.com

64E4 Main Stage | 64 East 4th street
Between 2nd Avenue and Bowery.


 

November 29, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

Anthony Caporale's
The Imbible: A Spirited History of Drinking
Fridays and Saturdays 8PM – 9:30PM
November 21st through December 27th.
The Huron Club at SoHo Playhouse

The drinks are on us as you join world-renowned mixologist and raconteur Anthony Caporale for a boozy romp through the history of spirits and cocktails in this critically-acclaimed, smash-hit comedy with drinks and music! The Huffington Post proclaims "The Imbible" is "an absolute must-see!" Following in the footsteps of hit comedy-edutainment shows like "Assume the Position" with Mr. Wuhl and Colin Quinn's "Long Story Short," "The Imbible" sweeps audiences along a 10,000-year journey through history and across the globe accompanied by craft cocktails and the vocal stylings of The Backwaiters acapella group! Sit back and enjoy the music and drinks while Anthony holds forth on the history and science behind alcoholic beverages, traces their economic and political impact on our cultural development, conducts live demonstrations of brewing beer and distilling spirits, guides the audience through cocktail tastings, and - like any good bartender - keeps his guests laughing throughout the night! Combining Anthony's encyclopedic knowledge of beverage history and decades of bartending experience with his legendary skills as a storyteller and entertainer, "The Imbible" treats audiences to a completely original and thoroughly enjoyable evening of theatre utterly unlike anything they've ever experienced! "Remarkably compelling!" raves Time Out New York, giving the show four stars and making it a Critics' Pick! Get your tickets early as this show sells out weekly!

Tickets $29 including 3 drinks. For more information or advance purchase visit imbible.org, or call 212-691-1555.

SoHo Playhouse |15 Vandam Street at Sixth Avenue



 

November 28, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATER ANNOUNCES
2014 ALTERNATIVE HOLIDAY SHOW LINEUP
November 28 - December 21

Featuring Mink Stole, Jackie Beat & the stars of RuPaul's Drag Race
** Now with special Brunch performances for some shows**

November 28 - December 19:
DISTORTED KRISTMESS
In the 3rd annual edition of this new Christmas traditional, all of your holiday favorites are run past a dirty funhouse mirror. Highlights include The 12 Drunks of Christmas, a twisted take on Let It Snow, I'm Dreaming of A White Trash Christmas, and a holiday tribute to Bea Arthur, as well as a special visit from The Port Authority Cockettes, an extremely downscale version of the celebrated Radio City Rockettes. Starring a quartet of downtown NYC nightlife's hottest and most in-demand performers: HOLLY DAE, BOOTSIE LEFARIS, PIXIE AVENTURA & BRENDA DHARLING. Fridays, Nov. 28 - Dec 19 at 10pm. Tix are $20.

December 5-7:
COURTNEY ACT: 'TWAS THE G'DAY BEFORE CHRISTMAS
There is no "Walking in a Winter Wonderland" when you spend Christmas in Australia -- it's summertime there, after all! In 'TWAS THE G'DAY BEFORE CHRISTMAS, Aussie drag sensation COURTNEY ACT regales audiences with holiday songs and stories about dreaming of a white Christmas Down Under. So grab your mate and come gather 'round Courtney's Christmas Bush for this evening of live music, special guests and a whole lot of holiday cheer. 7pm. Tix are $22 with a $40 VIP ticket available.

December 8-21:
JINKX MONSOON & MAJOR SCALES: UNWRAPPED 2014
With original songs, covers and comedy from celebrated performers
JINKX MONSOON and MAJOR SCALES, this new holiday show has a little
something for everyone at the most wonderful time of the year. Featured are last year's favorites, including Sarah Silverman's "Give the Jew Girl Toys" and a warped version of Mariah Carey's "All I Want For Christmas Is You," as well as some new songs and surprises for this 2014 edition. Dec 8-11 & 19 at 7pm with a special brunch show on Dec. 21 at 1:30pm and midnight shows Dec 19& 20. Tix are $25 with a $50 VIP ticket available.

December 11 -14:
MINK STOLE: OMG! IT'S CHRISTMAS!
Cult film icon MINK STOLE (Hairspray, Pink Flamingos, Cry-Baby) premieres her new holiday show, performed alongside Her Wonderful Band. You’d expect something unconventional from John Waters’ favorite actress, and she delivers just that -- performing songs including "Stay a Little Longer Santa," "Le Petit Tambour " (The Little Drummer Boy in French), Tom Lehrer’s "Christmas Carol," "Pretty Paper," "Christmas Time is Here" and more. 8:30pm. Tix are $25 with a $50 VIP ticket available.

December 12-14:
ALASKA 5000'S BLUE CHRISTMAS
The holidays are a time for celebration and joy-- a time for friends and family, and love and laughter... but not this year. With ALASKA 5000'S BLUE CHRISTMAS, join extraterrestrial starlet Alaska and her musical mystic Handsome Jeremy for the saddest Christmas show ever. This Christmas, everything is wrong, nothing is right, and songs of loneliness and heartbreak reign supreme. December 12 - 14 at 7pm, with a special midnight show on Dec 12 and a brunch show on Dec. 14 at 1pm. Tix are $22 with a $40 VIP ticket available.

December 20 & 21:
JACKIE BEAT ON ICE
This Christmas, drag is dead! Join frosty drag star JACKIE BEAT as she continues her mission to poison every sacred belief and holiday tradition with her 17th annual Christmas show. This addictive antidote to holiday cheer is a blizzard of new seasonal material including "A Gay in A Manger" and some classic Christmas Jackie such as her cocaine-fueled rewrite of “Let It Snow,” the pregnancy confessional “Santa’s Baby,” a menorah-loving “Jew Christmas,” a booze-infused spin on “Happy Holidays” called “Alcoholidays,” and the STD cautionary tale "It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Syphilis." 7pm & 9:30pm. Tix are $22.

The Laurie Beechman Theater | West Bank Café | 407 West 42nd Street
At Ninth Avenue -- accessible from all trains at 42nd Street.




November 27, 2014


Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
Photo Credit: Angelo Rivera

Happy Thanksgiving from the writers and photographers of New York Cool!


 

November 24, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

S.L.E. Lupus Foundation’s
“Life Without Lupus Gala 2014” Celebrating Innovation
Monday, November 24, 2014
6:30 – 10:00 PM
American Museum of Natural History


This year’s black-tie “Life Without Lupus Gala 2014”at the American Museum of Natural History celebrates the breakthroughs in lupus research that are transforming patients’ lives and bringing us closer to a cure. Gala Honoree, Iris Cantor, is passionate about improving healthcare and furthering medical research that will enhance the quality of life – goals the S.L.E. Lupus Foundation and the Lupus Research Institute deeply share and foster. Our Scientific Honoree, Dr. Bahija Jallal, is recognized for helping MedImmune fulfill its commitment to the lupus community as it champions innovation, pioneers scientific discovery and pursues safe and effective new treatments.

Over 600 guests will enjoy a full program and extravagant dinner served by Caterer Restaurant Associates, the official caterer for the Museum.
Entertainment: The legendary, Tony Bennett will give a special performance in this intimate setting for a cause he has supported for decades. A live auction will allow participants to support specific patient programs or a particular piece of cutting-edge research at renowned institutions worldwide.
Gala Honoree: Iris Cantor, Chairman & President Iris B. Gerald Cantor Foundation
Scientific Honoree: Bahija Jallal, PhD, Executive Vice President, AstraZeneca, Head of MedImmune

Event Agenda: Cocktails, Formal Program/Dinner, Auction, Entertainment
Special Performance: The Legendary Tony Bennett
Host: Willie Geist, Co-Host NBC’s Today Show and Co-Host, MSNBC’s Morning Joe
Honorary Gala Chair: Jessye Norman
Dinner Chairs:
Jennie and Richard DeScherer
Anna R. Fisch
Susan Golick and Alan Wasserman
Bonnie Englebardt Lautenberg
Pamela and Arnold Lehman
Bing Yao, PhD

Purchase tables or tickets: Individual Tickets Start at: $1,500; table for 10 and Journal recognition at varying levels: Benefactor: $12,500; Pacesetter: $15,000; Advancement Society: $25,000; Leadership Society: $50,000; Founders Circle $100,000+ Advertisements in event journal range from $500.00 to $6,500; Journal page at $3,500 and above include a commensurate number of Gala tickets

Website: http://www.lupusny.org/events/upcoming/2014/join-us-life-without-lupus-gala-2014

The American Museum of Natural History | Central Park West
At 79th Street, New York City




November 23, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

Piotr Borowki
The King of Hearts Is Off Again
Wen, Fri, Sat 7:30PM, Sun 2PM
Nov 26 - Nov 30
La MaMa Theater


The play is the real-life story of a Jewish woman, Izolda Regenberg, who set out to save her husband from the Warsaw Ghetto and Auschwitz by disguising herself and living as an Aryan. She succeeded. The story of their survival--through bribery, terror, rapes, escapes from death camps, prostitution and more--is staged with four actors playing 22 parts. Facing unimaginable situations, love becomes Izolda's sole means of survival as her own identity becomes obsolete. Her epic journey between 1943 and 1968 is told through a patchwork of scenes, with compact dialogue that is translated in supertitles. The production employs dance-like movement that is often tempestuous, ritualistic, and so expressive that the supertitles often seem superfluous.

Tickets general $18, $13 seniors and students . For more information or advance purchase call 212-475-7710 or visit www.lamama.org

La MaMa Theater | 74A E, 4th St, NY 10003
(Manhattan)


Another New York Cool Tip:

Windsong, a concert by Melodia Women’s Choir
Sunday November 23, 3:00 PM
West End Collegiate


Melodia's 25 women singers, conducted by Cynthia Powell, present an evening of beautiful music with autumn and winter themes, including works by Gwyneth Walker, Ola Gjeilo, Franz Biebl, and others. Followed by Second Annual Melodia Holiday Gift Bazaar. Original art, jewelry, wool-crafts, textiles, etc.

Concert tickets $20 advance, $15 advance sen/stu, $25 door.
Tickets, audio samples, info: www.melodiawomenschoir.org
(Bazaar admission is free)

West End Collegiate | 245 West 77th Street @ West End Avenue, NYC


November 22, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

Black Violin
Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 2pm
Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College


Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues its 60th Anniversary Season on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 2pm with Black Violin. Three-time winners of Amateur Night at the Apollo, this classically trained violin duo inspires young people to get fired up about classical music with their unique fusion of classical, hip-hop, jazz, blues, and R&B. Recommended for ages eight and up. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at BrooklynCenter.org or by calling the box office at 718-951-4500 (Tues-Sat, 1pm-6pm).

It's hard to think of another African-American violin player to make their mark in popular music, so classically trained South Florida twosome, Wilner "Wil B" Baptiste and Kevin "Kev Marcus" Sylvester, who go by the name Black Violin are a welcome revelation for their ability to meld high-brow and pop culture, " Brandenburg" and "break-down," into a single genre-busting act. The band's most recent album, Classically Trained, is the follow-up to their 2007 self-titled debut on their own Di-Versatile Music Group label, which is as good an introduction to their groundbreaking blend of classical, hip-hop, rock, R&B, and even bluegrass music. Live, they are often accompanied by their crack band, featuring ace turntable whiz DJTK (Dwayne Dayal), drummer Beat-down (Jermaine McQueen) and cellist Joe Cello (Joseph Valbrun).

Multibuy discounts (four or more shows) save 15% off individual ticket prices (not applicable for Hot Peas 'N Butter, The Snow Maiden, or Target Storybook Series shows). 50% discount for children ages 12 and under for select performances. Discounts also available for seniors, students, Brooklyn College faculty/staff/alumni, and groups. $10 student rush tickets available day-of-show.

Online orders: BrooklynCenter.org
Box Office: 718-951-4500, Tuesday-Saturday, 1pm-6pm
Groups of 15 or more: 718-951-4600 x3331


Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts | Walt Whitman Theatre at Brooklyn College
2/5 trains to Brooklyn College/Flatbush Avenue



Another New York Cool Tip:

Cathedral Flourishes: To St. Cecilia
Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 7:30 PM (St. Cecilia Day)
Cathedral of Saint John the Divine

EARLY MUSIC NEW YORK proudly announces its 40th-Anniversary Season on this auspicious occasion - St. Cecilia Day (Patron Saint of Musicians). Maestro Frederick Renz conducts his baroque orchestra in festive works for natural trumpets & timpani by Johann Sebastian Bach and his contemporaries, George Frederick Handel and William Boyce.

Reserved Seating $40, Students with ID $20 at door, Subscription discounts available, www.EarlyMusicNY.org or call Box Office 212 280-0330

Cathedral of Saint John the Divine | Amsterdam Avenue at 112th Street
New York, NY 10025


 

November 21, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

The Manhattan Dolls-From Sea to Swingin Sea-LIVE!
Friday, Nov 21 2014, 930pm
The West End Lounge

The Manhattan Dolls are New York City-based, swing-style female vocal trios with the sound of The Andrews Sisters. The Dolls have chosen one of their favorite NYC venues, The West End Lounge, to perform their CD release concert for their second CD, "The Manhattan Dolls: From Sea To Swingin' Sea", which officially comes out on November 15, 2014!

Started by former USO Girls, The Dolls travel the US and abroad performing for military events, air shows, award ceremonies, parades, jazz clubs, concert series and more! They have been featured on The Rachael Ray Show, BBC Radio London and Fox and Friends, to name a few. With three different trios performing, this is a rare opportunity to see so many Dolls in one place, performing the music of this era with impeccably authentic style, not to mention a great opportunity to have every Doll autograph your CD! If you love The Andrews Sisters, Glenn Miller, Artie Shaw, Bing Crosby, and other similar artists, this is an evening not to be missed!

For more on The Manhattan Dolls, visit their website at: www.TheManhattanDolls.com

TICKETS:
$10-25 (plus 2 drink minimum)
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/895591

The West End Lounge | 955 west end avenue (@106th st)


November 20, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

"Flithy Lucre" Book Launch and Conversation
Thursday, November 20, 2014 @ 6:30pm
DC Moore Gallery


Please join renowned art critic David Hickey & artist Darren Waterston in a provocative conversation on art, wealth, and patronage at DC Moore Gallery (535 West 22nd Street) on November 20, 6:30pm. The event will be co-hosted by Smithsonian’s Freer|Sackler and MASS MoCA and will celebrate the new book Darren Waterston: "Filthy Lucre."

The book offers original photography of Waterston’s recent large-scale installation, "Filthy Lucre," a reimagining of James McNeill Whistler’s famous Peacock Room as a decadent ruin, collapsing under the weight of its own excesses, materials and history. Currently on view at MASS MoCA (Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art) the piece and opens at the Smithsonian’s Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery in May 2015, where the original Peacock Room is permanently on view.

This event at the DC Moore Gallery is free and open to the public; RSVP recommended at info@dcmooregallery.com.

DC Moore Gallery | 535 West 22nd Street


 

Another New York Cool Tip:

Lulu's Dove House Event at Sons of Essex
Thursday, November 20, 2014 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Sons of Essex

Brought to you by Adam Aleksander, once a month, Sons of Essex on the Lower East Side is transformed into a speakeasy inspired by old school New Orleans, where the booze flows fruitfully, the food is fantastic and burlesque dancers and performers entertain throughout the night.

Prior to the beginning of the night, guests present themselves at an undisclosed “meet place” where they will relinquish their identities, receiving a members card with a new identity to embody for the evening. They will then be directed to Sons of Essex, where they will present their membership card that will grant them access to pass through the red velvet curtain where they will indulge in an all-star program of gastronomic delights, salacious performances, seductive pleasures, hot jazz and a performance-fueled cocktail of well-heeled "high hatters" in search of a deviant thrill mixed with the exotic pulse of Storyville circa 1914.

The night begins with a seated dinner created by Chef Chris Mitchell, formerly of Fette Sau BBQ, The Breslin andBFB Highline, who conceptualized a classic Storyville fare of Louisiana favorites including Shrimp n Grits, Po Boy, Etouffe and Bananas Foster. A list of premium wines will accompany the meal, and performances and music will illuminate the space throughout the night as part of an all-inclusive experience. Following dinner, the night segues into a full blown party as the band will strike up and guests will have the opportunity to mix and mingle into the wee hours of the night.

Tickets Available at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/lulu-dove-house-event-at-sons-of-essex-tickets-14114010385

Sons of Essex | 133 Essex St, Manhattan, NY 10002



November 19, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

Piotr Borowki
The King of Hearts Is Off Again
Wen, Fri, Sat 7:30PM, Sun 2PM
Nov 26 - Nov 30
La MaMa Theater


The play is the real-life story of a Jewish woman, Izolda Regenberg, who set out to save her husband from the Warsaw Ghetto and Auschwitz by disguising herself and living as an Aryan. She succeeded. The story of their survival--through bribery, terror, rapes, escapes from death camps, prostitution and more--is staged with four actors playing 22 parts. Facing unimaginable situations, love becomes Izolda's sole means of survival as her own identity becomes obsolete. Her epic journey between 1943 and 1968 is told through a patchwork of scenes, with compact dialogue that is translated in supertitles. The production employs dance-like movement that is often tempestuous, ritualistic, and so expressive that the supertitles often seem superfluous.

Tickets general $18, $13 seniors and students . For more information or advance purchase call 212-475-7710 or visit www.lamama.org

La MaMa Theater | 74A E, 4th St, NY 10003
(Manhattan)


November 18, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

Kate Robin's
I SEE YOU
Previews beging November 7th
Opening November 16th
Tuesday-Saturday at 7PM
Saturday-Sunday at 3PM; except November 25-30.
November 7 - December 21
The Flea Theater

The Flea presents the World Premiere of I SEE YOU by Kate Robin. This romantic comedy will be directed by Flea Artistic Director Jim Simpson. Previews of this limited run Off-Broadway engagement begin November 7 with opening slated for Sunday, November 16.

A disengaged stay-at-home dad and an apocalyptically anxious mom meet in this illicit rom com that spins out of control. In a world headed for disaster, what are the rules?

“I SEE YOU is really about the psychic and emotional stress of living in the cusp of the apocalypse - which is sort of where we are,” says Robin who is returning to The Flea for her second production following The Light Outside.

This two-hander features Danielle Slavick (Through the Yellow Hour) and Stephen Barker Turner (The North Pool) with design by Kyle Chepulis (Set), Brian Aldus (Lighting), Claudia Brown (Costumes), and Janie Bullard (Sound).

With I SEE YOU, The Flea Theater continues its commitment to creating theater that is accessible to all. Every production at The Flea will have a limited number of $15 tickets available on a first-come-first-served basis. We also will be continuing with our Pay What You Can performances on Tuesday nights Upstairs at The Flea. Pay What You Can tickets are available one hour prior to performance.

Tickets are $15 - $70 with the lowest priced tickets available on a first-come, first-served basis. VIP tickets available for $100. Pay What You Can every Tuesdays at the door.

The Flea Theater | 41 White Street
Between Church and Broadway, three blocks south of Canal, close to the A/C/E, N/R/Q, 6, J/M/Z and 1 subway lines.




November 17, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

Rockers on Broadway
6:30pm - VIP for Step & Repeat
7:00pm – General Admission & Standing Room
Monday November 17, 2014
Le Poison Rouge

The PATH Fund’s Donnie Kehr has announced the list of additional performers for their gala event on Monday, November 17 at Le Poisson Rouge (158 Bleecker Street) in New York City; which this year honors Frankie Valli and Micky Dolenz with Lifetime Achievement Awards; and, radio-personality Cousin Bruce Morrow with the Ambassador of Rock Award.

The added performers (who will join the already-announced list of Dolenz; Nick Cordero; Jarrod Spector; Preston Truman Boyd; Steve Gouveia; Michael Lanning; and, Jeremy Schonfeld) include Lilli Cooper (Wicked, Spring Awakening); Joe Cassidy (If/Then, Catch Me if You Can); Brian Gallagher (Jekyll & Hyde); Megan Hilty (Smash, 9 to 5, Wicked); Eric Michael Krop (Godspell); Tracy McDowell (Motown, Rent); Ryann Redmond (If/Then, Bring It On) and, Courtney Reed (Aladdin, In The Heights)

Adds Kehr, “This year we will honor two of America's teen idol icons Micky Dolenz and Frankie Valli with Lifetime Achievement Awards and legendary DJ 'Cousin' Brucie Morrow with the Ambassador of Rock Award."

"Teen idols have always been a special kind of rock star! When their songs came on the radio our hearts skipped a beat. We tacked their photos to our bedroom walls, faithfully watched their TV shows and bought their records --and we might have even written some of them a love note or two... we all had one."

For over two decades, the annual ROCKERS ON BROADWAY Benefit Concert has raised over $300,000. Proceeds from 2014’s event benefitting The Broadway Dreams Foundation and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, says Cori Gardner, Executive Producer of The PATH Fund, the nonprofit organization that produces the event.

“ROCKERS ON BROADWAY - TEEN IDOLS will feature songs and performances by your favorite teen icons from the past 50 years and Broadway finest, says event creator Donnie Kehr, who is currently in Clint Eastwood’s film of Jersey Boys.

For more information and visit www.rockersonbroadway.com.


Tickets: https://www.ticketprophet.com/events/9790/orders/new

Le Poisson Rouge | 158 Bleecker Street | New York City


 

Another New York Cool Tip:

The Flea Theater's "Smoke" has been extended through December 18, 2014.

SMOKE
August 22 -December 18, 2014
The Flea Theater

In this BDSM erotic power play, SMOKE brings an entitled college student and a jaded wannabe artist – with more in common than they thought – past the verge.

The production features Stephen Stout (Restoration Comedy, These Seven Sicknesses), Madeleine Bundy (a cautionary tail), Ivan Dolido, and Adelind Horan (The Mysteries). The creative team includes Andrew Diaz (Set Design), Beth Goldenberg (Costume Design), Daisy Long (Lighting Design), Lee Kinney (Sound Design), Jesse Geguzis (Fight Choregraphy) and Ben Andersen (Stage Management).

Tickets are $15 – $25 – $35
https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/cal/14/

The Flea Theater | 41 White Street
Between Church and Broadway).


November 16, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

Francesca Harper's
"The Look of Feeling"
Sunday November 16 at 7:30 PM
Steps on Broadway

Acclaimed dancer/choreographer Francesca Harper will perform her dance/theater work "The Look of Feeling," a tribute to her mother, American dance pioneer Denise Jefferson. Noted film actress/dancer and Broadway performer Hope Clarke will narrate this powerful, very personal one woman show in which Harper recounts her family's flight from Coffeeville, Mississippi to her mother's legacy as founding director of The Ailey School and a major figure on the New York dance scene. A reception will follow the performance, presented by Steps Beyond.

Tickets: $15
Reservations: 212.874.2410 ext. 127 or www.stepsnyc.com

Steps on Broadway | 2121 Broadway
Entrance between 74th & 75th Streets)



November 15, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

THE MIKHAILOVSKY BALLET
November 11–23, 2014
David H. Koch Theater (Lincoln Center)


Live Orchestra

Ardani Artist proudly presents for the first time in the United States The Mikhailovsky Ballet of St. Petersburg, Russia for a special two week engagement November 11 – 23, 2014 at the David H. Koch Theatre (Lincoln Center) NYC. There will be four programs for this premiere engagement performed with a live orchestra. The Mikhailovsky Ballet USA engagement is supported by the Russian Miistry of Culture.

Tickets are now on sale for this historic event. Tickets are: Orchestra & 1st Ring $29, $55, $89, $129 & $149; 2nd & 3rd Ring $29, $55, $89 &$129; 4th Ring $55, $89, & $129. There also will be only 25 Premium ticket packages for each performance (best in the Orchestra, souvenir program, a glass of champagne, meet company members). Buy 2 programs get a 10% discount; 3 programs with a 20% discount. Tickets can be purchased at the box office and at (212) 496-0600; or by Fax at (212) 580-2545 and on the web. http://davidhkochtheater.com/


David H. Koch Theater (Lincoln Center)



Another New York Cool Tip:

SUPER SABADO: Cara a Cara
Saturday, November 15, 2014 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
El Museo del Barrio

Explore and discover the people and world around you through art-making, movement workshops and the artwork of Marisol! Explora y descubre a las personas y al mundo que te rodea a través de historias, talleres de arte, talleres de movimiento, y el arte de la artista Marisol.

Admission: Free

El Museo del Barrio | 1230 Fifth Avenue at 104th Street | New York | NY | 10029.


 

Another New York Cool Tip:

INTERNATIONAL
PUERTO RICAN HERITAGE
FILM FESTIVAL Saturday, November 15, 2014 8:00 pm
El Café | El Museo

Join us for a special tribute to Priscilla Lopez with surprise celebrity guests, performance clips, remarks from her award winning co-stars, and a musical review.

Admission: Free, RSVP at iprhff.org

El Museo del Barrio | 1230 Fifth Avenue at 104th Street | New York | NY | 10029.


November 14, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

Dance for Dance 2014
Friday November 14, 7 to 11 PM
Clemente Soto Velez Cultural & Education Center

Judith Malina, film actress, writer, and director & co-founder of The Living Theatre, will receive the 2014 "Educational Visionary" Lifetime Achievement Award for promoting education through the arts. Now 88 years old and still active as a mentor and educator, Ms. Malina will be presented with the honor by Academy Award winning actress Olympia Dukakis. Emcee for the evening will be Nicky Paraiso, curator of La MaMa E.T.C. The event will benefit Mark DeGarmo & Dancers, helping them to continue their splendid dance educational programs in several under-served NYC schools. The evening will include hors d'oeuvres and drinks, a silent auction of goods, gift certificates and more, a student performance, and dancing for all to music spun by DJ Gio' di Mola.

Tickets start at $50. Reservations at www.markdegarmoarts.org/events

Clemente Soto Velez Cultural & Education Center | 107 Suffolk Street
Between Rivington & Delancey on NYC's Lower East Side




November 13, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

Klopotic-Pierce-Zoernig Trio in Concert
Thursday, November 13 – 8:00 PM
DiMenna Center for Classical Music

The acclaimed Klopotic-Pierce-Zoernig Trio will be in concert on Thursday, November 13 – 8:00 PM in Mary Flagler Cary Hall of the DiMenna Center for Classical Music, 450 West 37th St. in Manhattan.

Performers will be violinist Julianne Klopotic, cellist Lawrence Zoernig and pianist Joshua Pierce.
Visit the trio at http://www.jamesarts.com/pierce/kpz-trio.html. Repertoire will be Beethoven’s Fourteen Variations on An Original Theme in Eb Major, Op. 44 and Schubert’s Piano Trio in Bb Major, Op. 99.

Tickets for the November 13 concert are $20, which includes post-concert reception, available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/920100. To reserve tickets, call 516-586-3433 or jamesarts@att.net. For directions, visit http://www.oslmusic.org/dmc-faq/directions-parking

Mary Flagler Cary Hall of the DiMenna Center for Classical Music | 450 West 37th St. Manhattan


 

November 12, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

William Goulet's
FILLER
Wednesday – Saturday at 8pm
Sunday at 3pm & 8pm.
No performances Nov. 21 - 28.
Previews begin November 6
Opens November 9th
November 6 - 30,
64E4 Main Stage

64E4 will present the World Premiere of FILLER, a new American play written and directed by William Goulet. Previews begin November 6 at 64E4 Main Stage with opening night slated for November 9.

In FILLER, nurturing Marian and neurotic Adler are a married couple living in near isolation in a mid-size American city. Over the years, their relationship has become more that of mother and child than husband and wife. When two repairmen show up, it sets off a chain of events that threatens their complacency.

FILLER stars Gabriele Schafer (Outside Inn at 59E59), Ross Pivec, Kyle Minshew (Prometheus Bound at New York Theatre Workshop), Adam Hyland (The Sublet Experiment), and Philip de la Cal. The production features sets by Christopher and Justin Swader, lighting by Mary Ellen Stebbins, and stage management by Kristine Schlachter.

Tickets are $18 at 800-838-3006 or www.BrownPaperTickets.com

64E4 Main Stage | 64 East 4th street
Between 2nd Avenue and Bowery.




November 11, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

Kate Robin's
I SEE YOU
Previews beging November 7th
Opening November 16th
Tuesday-Saturday at 7PM
Saturday-Sunday at 3PM; except November 25-30.
November 7 - December 21
The Flea Theater

The Flea presents the World Premiere of I SEE YOU by Kate Robin. This romantic comedy will be directed by Flea Artistic Director Jim Simpson. Previews of this limited run Off-Broadway engagement begin November 7 with opening slated for Sunday, November 16.

A disengaged stay-at-home dad and an apocalyptically anxious mom meet in this illicit rom com that spins out of control. In a world headed for disaster, what are the rules?

“I SEE YOU is really about the psychic and emotional stress of living in the cusp of the apocalypse - which is sort of where we are,” says Robin who is returning to The Flea for her second production following The Light Outside.

This two-hander features Danielle Slavick (Through the Yellow Hour) and Stephen Barker Turner (The North Pool) with design by Kyle Chepulis (Set), Brian Aldus (Lighting), Claudia Brown (Costumes), and Janie Bullard (Sound).

With I SEE YOU, The Flea Theater continues its commitment to creating theater that is accessible to all. Every production at The Flea will have a limited number of $15 tickets available on a first-come-first-served basis. We also will be continuing with our Pay What You Can performances on Tuesday nights Upstairs at The Flea. Pay What You Can tickets are available one hour prior to performance.

Tickets are $15 - $70 with the lowest priced tickets available on a first-come, first-served basis. VIP tickets available for $100. Pay What You Can every Tuesdays at the door.

The Flea Theater | 41 White Street
Between Church and Broadway, three blocks south of Canal, close to the A/C/E, N/R/Q, 6, J/M/Z and 1 subway lines.


 


November 10, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

Theatre Communications Group 2014 Gala
Monday, November 10, 2014
Cocktails start at 6:00 followed by dinner and performances at 7:00.
583 Park Avenue

Honorees: Jules Fisher, Lynn Nottage, and the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

Presenters: George C. Wolfe will be presenting Jules Fisher will his award; Kate Whoriskey will be presenting Lynn Nottage; Judy O. Rubin will be the presenter for Doris Charitable Foundation.

The Program: The evening’s entertainment will include excerpts of important new theatrical works by TCG Member Theatres Productions A Walk on the Moon and Immediate Family.

Dress: Guests are asked to wear festive attire.

Tickets Start at $600 & Tables at $10,000. For Ticket information contact: TCGgala@jksevents.com

583 Park Avenue


 

November 9, 2014

New York Cool Tip:


"The Big Apple Posse: Escape From New York "
Illustraded by Sophie Escabasse


"The Big Apple Posse: Escape From New York" is part of a free promotion today Saturday, November 8th through Sunday November 9th. "The Big Apple Posse Trilogy" is only for children if "The Hunger Games" is only for children.
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004MDLSJI


Written by Wendy R Williams Illustrated by Sophie Escabasse


Another New York Cool Tip: Read Frank J. Avella's review of Terrence McNally’s "It’s Only a Play", which is now playing at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre.


New York Cool Tip:

The Rogue Dancers Present
Yarn
Saturday, November 8th at 8pm
Sunday, November 9th at 2:30pm
The Secret Theater

Yarn is a coming of age story that evolves gracefully from childhood through adulthood using life firsts as markers weaved with theater-dance storytelling and universal truths. The piece document the dancers’ personal life journeys mixed with dramatizes wishes and regrets,
Tickets $18. For more information or advance purchase visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/yarn-world-premiere-and-gala-tickets-13287365869

www.theroguedancers.com.

The Secret Theater | 4402 23rd St, Long Island City, NY 11101


Another New York Cool Tip:

THE MIKHAILOVSKY BALLET
November 11–23, 2014
David H. Koch Theater (Lincoln Center)


Live Orchestra

Ardani Artist proudly presents for the first time in the United States The Mikhailovsky Ballet of St. Petersburg, Russia for a special two week engagement November 11 – 23, 2014 at the David H. Koch Theatre (Lincoln Center) NYC. There will be four programs for this premiere engagement performed with a live orchestra. The Mikhailovsky Ballet USA engagement is supported by the Russian Miistry of Culture.

Tickets are now on sale for this historic event. Tickets are: Orchestra & 1st Ring $29, $55, $89, $129 & $149; 2nd & 3rd Ring $29, $55, $89 &$129; 4th Ring $55, $89, & $129. There also will be only 25 Premium ticket packages for each performance (best in the Orchestra, souvenir program, a glass of champagne, meet company members). Buy 2 programs get a 10% discount; 3 programs with a 20% discount. Tickets can be purchased at the box office and at (212) 496-0600; or by Fax at (212) 580-2545 and on the web. http://davidhkochtheater.com/


David H. Koch Theater (Lincoln Center)


 

November 7, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

Kate Robin's
I SEE YOU
Previews beging November 7th
Opening November 16th
Tuesday-Saturday at 7PM
Saturday-Sunday at 3PM; except November 25-30.
November 7 - December 21
The Flea Theater

The Flea presents the World Premiere of I SEE YOU by Kate Robin. This romantic comedy will be directed by Flea Artistic Director Jim Simpson. Previews of this limited run Off-Broadway engagement begin November 7 with opening slated for Sunday, November 16.

A disengaged stay-at-home dad and an apocalyptically anxious mom meet in this illicit rom com that spins out of control. In a world headed for disaster, what are the rules?

“I SEE YOU is really about the psychic and emotional stress of living in the cusp of the apocalypse - which is sort of where we are,” says Robin who is returning to The Flea for her second production following The Light Outside.

This two-hander features Danielle Slavick (Through the Yellow Hour) and Stephen Barker Turner (The North Pool) with design by Kyle Chepulis (Set), Brian Aldus (Lighting), Claudia Brown (Costumes), and Janie Bullard (Sound).

With I SEE YOU, The Flea Theater continues its commitment to creating theater that is accessible to all. Every production at The Flea will have a limited number of $15 tickets available on a first-come-first-served basis. We also will be continuing with our Pay What You Can performances on Tuesday nights Upstairs at The Flea. Pay What You Can tickets are available one hour prior to performance.

Tickets are $15 - $70 with the lowest priced tickets available on a first-come, first-served basis. VIP tickets available for $100. Pay What You Can every Tuesdays at the door.

The Flea Theater | 41 White Street
Between Church and Broadway, three blocks south of Canal, close to the A/C/E, N/R/Q, 6, J/M/Z and 1 subway lines.

 


Another New York Cool Tip:

Claudio Angelini
My Wife in a Chador
Nov 6 - Nov 23, Thu - Sat 8PM, Sun 3PM
Theater for the New City

Claudio Angelini is the well-known Italian TV news anchor known as the Dan Rather of Italy. He has written a seriocomedy, "My Wife in a Chador," in which a Pulitzer Prize nominated author resembling Norman Mailer is recruited to run for Mayor of New York. Coincidentally the author's wife, who is half Arabic, is mugged on the mean streets and is so traumatized by the crime that she decides to return to her Islamic roots and adopt the chador (head covering). The question then becomes: can a man campaigning with an Islamic wife win the mayoralty of our city? When his main opponent is revealed to having been funded by an Emir with terrorist ties, the Mayoral race becomes more than a frolic for the writer -- and the stakes rise considerably higher.

Tickets general $15, $12 seniors and students . For more information or advance purchase call 212-254-1109 or visit www.theaterforthenewcity.net

Theater for the New City | 155 First Ave
(Manhattan)


 

November 6, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

Celebracion de la Cultura Hispana in Manhattan’s Washington Heights
November 6 and 7, 2014
Various Venues in Washington Heights

Pan American Musical Art Research (PAMAR), founded and directed by Polly Ferman, presents the 9th Latin American Cultural Week (LACW), November 1 through 9. This will be a diverse and dynamic showcase of the rich culture of Latin America throughout New York City, with more than 40 theater, music, dance, film and visual arts presentations. This is presented in celebration of PAMAR’s 30th Anniversary.

LACW 2014 highlights will include opening event, Calpulli Mexican Dance Company, presenting Dia de los Muertos at Manhattan’s Aaron Davis Hall of City College Center for the Arts and the third year of Celebracion de la Cultura Hispana in Manhattan’s Washington Heights. Other LACW highlights will be theater, music, dance, film and visual arts presentations in Manhattan, Brooklyn and The Bronx. For a calendar of other LACW activities, please visit http://www.lacw.net/.

LACW 2014’s Opening Event - Calpulli Mexican Dance Company
November 1 at 2:00 and 7:00 PM
Aaron Davis Hall of City College Center for the Arts

Pan American Musical Art Research (PAMAR), founded and directed by Polly Ferman, presents the 9th Latin American Cultural Week (LACW), November 1 through 9. This will be a diverse and dynamic showcase of the rich culture of Latin America throughout New York City, with more than 40 theater, music, dance, film and visual arts presentations. This is presented in celebration of PAMAR’s 30th Anniversary.

November 1 at 2:00 and 7:00 PM - LACW 2014’s Opening Event - Calpulli Mexican Dance Company making its debut at Aaron Davis Hall of City College Center for the Arts, 160 Convent Ave. in Manhattan. The program, Dia de los Muertos, with live music, evokes the unending relationship between the living and the departed. Visit Calpulli at http://www.calpullidance.org/.

Admission is $25.00 - $35.00, with a special discount for LACW attendees: $30 Orchestra seats using discount code: pamar. Discount code will be valid up until the day of performance. Tickets are available at http://adhatccny.org/shows/calpulli-dance-nov-1st/

LACW 2014 highlights will include opening event, Calpulli Mexican Dance Company, presenting Dia de los Muertos at Manhattan’s Aaron Davis Hall of City College Center for the Arts and the third year of Celebracion de la Cultura Hispana in Manhattan’s Washington Heights. Other LACW highlights will be theater, music, dance, film and visual arts presentations in Manhattan, Brooklyn and The Bronx. For a calendar of other LACW activities, please visit http://www.lacw.net/.

Aaron Davis Hall of City College Center for the Arts | 160 Convent Ave.
Manhattan





November 4, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

Canta Libre Chamber Ensemble in Concert
Tuesday, November 4 at 8:00 PM
Christ and St. Stephen’s Church


The acclaimed Canta Libre Chamber Ensemble will be in concert, performing music for flute, harp and strings on Tuesday, November 4 at 8:00 PM at Christ and St. Stephen’s Church, 120 West 69th St. (between Columbus Avenue & Broadway) in Manhattan. This will be presented as part of Latin American Cultural Week NYC, celebrating the 30th anniversary of Pan American Music Art Research (PAMAR).

Repertoire for this event will include works by Brazil’s Heitor Villa-Lobos, Spain’s Pablo de Sarasate, and Argentina’s Alberto Ginastera and Astor Piazzolla.

Performers will be Sally Shorrock, flute, Francisca Mendoza, violin, Veronica Salas, viola, Bernard Tamosaitis, cello and Karen Lindquist, harp.

Tickets are $15 at the door, cash only. For more information, call 516-586-3433 or visit http://www.csschurch.org/events/concert-events/. For public transit information, visit http://tripplanner.mta.info/MyTrip/ui_web/customplanner/tripplanner.aspx. All Canta Libre concerts are ADA accessible.

Christ and St. Stephen’s Church | 120 West 69th St. in Manhattan
URL: http://www.cantalibre.org/


 

November 3, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

The Museum at Eldridge Street's
2014 Celebration and Gala
Monday, November 3, 2104
Gotham Hall


The Museum at Eldridge Street's 2014 Celebration and Gala will honor sports legends Mariano Rivera, Art Shamsky and Walt "Clyde" Frazier and Pulitzer Prize winning sportswriter Ira Berkow. Our honorees this year serve as models for all Americans. Their deep commitment to education, to religious freedom, to philanthropy, and their accomplishments , professionalism and brilliance on and off the field inspire us all.

A live and silent auction will feature great sports memorabilia and experiences and other wonderful items.

Tickets and information: http://www.eldridgestreet.org/gala/

Gotham Hall | 1356 Broadway, New York, NY 10018


 

November 1, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

Día de los Muertos 2014
November 1, 2014
Hotel Americano


Don't miss your chance to celebrate Dia de los Muertos with El Museo del Barrio's Junior Council! Join us on Saturday, November 1, 2014 at Hotel Americano for this wonderful fundraiser.

The evening will feature champagne and specialty cocktails provided by Veuve Clicquot, Cuca Fresca Cachaça and Doña Sarita Mezcal. Beer will be provided by Day of the Dead Craft Beer.

The event will also feature a silent auction, music by DJ Kyra Caruso and Mitch Wells and an installation by Mexican artist Erika Harrsch.

For more information please contact Devon Caranicas, Special Events Coordinator, at specialevents@elmuseo.org or 212-660-7139.

100% of the proceeds go directly to support El Museo's education and public programs.


Hotel Americano | 518 W 27th Street
New York, NY 10001



 


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