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July 4, 2016 - Happy Fourth of July!

New York Cool Tip:

South Street Seaport Museum - July 4th Fireworks Celebration
07/04/2016 at 5pm to 10:30pm
Pier 16

The South Street Seaport Museum announces the July 4th Fireworks Celebration on Pier 16 on Monday, July 4, 2016 from 5pm to 10:30pm, with fireworks beginning at approximately 9:25pm.

Bring beach towels and lawn chairs to celebrate the 4th of July on the Pier with the South Street Seaport Museum! Enjoy an exclusive view of the Macy’s Fireworks Display, and local food trucks and drinks from Flagship Brewery. This event is for all ages.

Tickets ($60 in advance) are available for purchase through July 4th at www.southstreetseaportmuseum.org/events/july-4th-fireworks-celebration, or by calling OvationTix as (866) 811-4111. No coolers or Radios, no outside food or drink permitted. Must be 21 or older with valid I.D. to purchase or consume alcohol. All bags subject to search by NYPD.

Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks 40th anniversary celebration will salute American spirit with the longest ongoing Independance day pyro-technic show in America. The 25-minute display will feature dynamic pyro effects fired from five barges on New York City’s East River.

Pier 16 |89 South Street
NYC


June 25, 2016

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Another New York Cool Tip:

New York Hot Jazz Festival & Shanghai Mermaid present: Storyville Stomp
June 25, 11:30PM - Late
DROM

Join us for a smokey, sultry kind of night, the kind of night jazz floats on the river's breeze, from the back alley clubs and brothels through the city streets. the kind of night that jelly roll morton, king oliver, and kid ory played this still new kind of music, america's very first art form. step into an upscale brothel in new orleans' notorious red light district, storyville. sip a sazerac, while you step back into this night of red hot jazz and dirty blues. come celebrate summer, and the great city where jazz was born. it'll be a night of good old fashioned dancing and debauchery.

Tickets: TBA
http://www.dromnyc.com/events/5175/new-york-hot-jazz-festival-shanghai-mermaid-present-storyville-stomp#.V1nuRhIrJE4

DROM | 85 Avenue A


 

June 22, 2016

New York Cool Tip:

RIOULT Dance NY Gala Evening 2016
June 22 at 7pm and 9:30pm
Joyce Theater & Studio 450

The Board of Directors, Chairman’s Council, and Dancers of RIOULT Dance NY, a leading American modern dance company with a classic sensibility, proudly announce their GALA EVENING 2016, Wednesday, June 22, 2016 starting with a 7pm performance at The Joyce Theater, 175 Eighth Avenue at 19th Street featuring the NYC Premiere of Pascal Rioult's Polymorphous. A 9:30pm Gala Dinner will follow the performance at Studio 450, W. 31st Street (between Ninth & Tenth Avenues).

The evening honors Beverly D’Anne (former NYSCA Dance Program Director), Susan Pettibone Fraser (former International Banking & Commodity Finance, Chase Manhattan Bank and RIOULT Dance NY Board member), and Dianne L. La Basse (former Executive Vice President, HSBC Private Bank and RIOULT Dance NY Chairman’s Council member).

To purchase tickets please visit www.joyce.org. For additional information on the Gala contact jenna@rioult.org.

The Joyce Theater | 175 Eighth Ave.
(and 19th St)


June 19, 2016

New York Cool Tip:

NAI-NI CHEN DANCE WORKSHOP
Presents the annual
Community Dance Workshop Concert
Sunday, June 19, 2016 at 2pm
Forum Theatre


The Nai-Ni Chen Dance Workshop will present the annual Community Dance Workshop Concert on Sunday, June 19 at 2pm at the Forum Theatre at 314 Main St, Metuchen, NJ 08840.

This recital is open to the public for a suggested donation of $15. The Nai-Ni Chen Dance Workshop, established in 2012 in response to popular demand from the community, is part of the critically acclaimed Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company, led by world-renowned choreographer Nai-Ni, whose work fuses the dynamic freedom of American modern dance with the elegant splendor of Asian art. Ms. Chen herself develops the curriculum for the Dance Workshop, which is taught by experienced Chinese traditional dance instructors trained at the prestigious Beijing Dance Academy. Students range from ages seven to seventeen and take weekly classes on Saturdays between 2:30pm and 7:30pm in beginning, intermediate, and advanced traditional Chinese Dance and Modern Dance techniques.

The Community Dance Workshop Concert programming will include a classical Chinese Dance movement demonstration, Fish In A Small Brook, Yangge, Brocade, Yi Ethnic Dance, and Tibetan Dance.

Forum Theatre | 314 Main St, Metuchen, NJ 08840


June 12, 2016

New York Cool Tip:

SATELLITE COLLECTIVE PRESENTS
Four New Interdisciplinary Works
June 10-12, 2016 at 8PM
Matinee Sunday at 3PM
92Y

Satellite Collective presents cutting edge interdisciplinary works at 92Y, Buttenwieser Hall, Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street, Manhattan, NY, from June 10-12, 2016 at 8pm with a Sunday matinee at 3pm.

In their new season, Satellite Collective seeks to secure their place as a leading voice of interdisciplinary art in New York City. Satellite Collective presents a vibrant program of young and emerging artists from the New York City Ballet, Alvin Ailey, Juilliard and the indie music and video scenes. The artists of this interdisciplinary, bright new paradigm have honed their collaborative method with art created specifically for the historical space at 92Y in four fresh works of contemporary ballet, dance, short film and live original music in their dynamic, collaborative style, to premiere as part of 92Y’s Dig Dance: Weekend Series. Satellite Collective’s new season features the premieres of postclassical music by two composers, ballet and modern dance works by two choreographers, a new short film featuring two ballerinas, and a spoken work with two poets.

Tickets are $25 and are available at http://www.92y.org/Event/Satellite-Collective, by phone at 212.415.5500, or in person at the 92Y box office. Tickets are on sale now.

92nd Street Y | 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10128


 

June 11, 2016

New York Cool Tip:

Downtown Jewish Life presents
INTO THE NIGHT
Saturday, June 11, 2016 @ 7:30PM
The 14th Street Y

Downtown Jewish Life presents INTO THE NIGHT: a contemporary spin on Tikkun Leil Shavuot, hosted by The 14th Street Y on Saturday June 11, 2016, from 7:30pm onward (into the night) at 344 East 14th Street, New York City. More than 20 downtown community partners will join in the third-annual night-time journey through conversation, culture, and ritual.

The Tikkun is a nightlong journey through culture in the vein of the many vernal "White Nights" of European traditions. The event will feature conversation and ritual led by artists, musicians, shamans, teachers, scholars, and rabbis. Downtown synagogues and community organizations will lead sessions and workshops designed to provoke philosophical discussion with attendees from ALL levels of observance.

From music jams to mixology classes to Bar/Bat Mitzvah preparedness discions; all events during the night will provide an environment of thought, culture, creativity, and an extension past one's daily life. While learning deep INTO THE NIGHT, Jewish life will be explored and unique insights will be discovered as people from all ages and backgrounds grow and change.

Admission is free and there will be programs for all levels of observance. A photo ID is required for entry. Advance RSVP is recommended. For more information and to reserve a spot, please visit http://bit.ly/Tikkun2016.

A full schedule of participants and program can be found below and online at http://bit.ly/Tikkun2016.

The 14th Street Y | 344 East 14th Street, New York City


 

June 5, 2016

New York Cool Tip:

New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival
June 5- 7 and June 13-19 – multiple events each day
National Sawdust and Abrons Arts Center

The New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival (NYCEMF) will take place June 5 through 7 and June 13 through 19. June 5 through 7 events will take place as part of the New York Philharmonic’s biennial at National Sawdust, 80 N. 6th Street in Brooklyn. June 13 through 19 events will be presented at Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand Street in Manhattan.

NYCEMF 2016 will showcase electroacoustic music and video art from around the world. The festival will include presentations of surround-sound music in up to sixteen channels, works involving new and customized electronic music instruments, works combining musical instruments and voices with electronic sounds, video and multimedia works, and audio and video installations. See a complete list of programs at http://nycemf.org/2016-festival/.

Tickets and information for the 2016 New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival events at National Sawdust are available at 646-779-8455 or http://nationalsawdust.org/event/ny-phil-biennial-new-york-city-electroacoustic-music-festival-concert-1/. Tickets for the 2016 New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival events at Abrons Arts Center 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-emf-2016.html. A festival pass for all concerts is $180. For more information call Abrons Arts Center at 212-598-0400.

National Sawdust | 80 N. 6th Street in Brooklyn
Abrons Arts Center | 466 Grand Street in Manhattan




Another New York Cool Tip:

"Bridges - Connecting Communities Through Music"
Featuring a World Premiere, Naamah's Ark
Music by Marisa Michelson and Libretto by Royce Vavrek
Performed by MasterVoices and members of the community of Lawrence, Long Island
June 5, 2016 at 5:00pm
Ansche Chesed Synagogue

MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale) announces the inaugural concert for "Bridges - Connecting Communities Through Music," an outreach initiative that provides people in a New York community with the opportunity to come together to make music with MasterVoices, regardless of their abilities or backgrounds. MasterVoices provides the structure of the event, and this season, to get things started, composer Marisa Michelson has been commissioned to create a work with Royce Vavrek to showcase some unique sounds and skills of six highly diverse constituent groups from Lawrence, Long Island, along with MasterVoices. The groups include the Lawrence High School and Middle School Choruses and Life Rhythms Percussion Ensemble, the Meshuga Daddies barbershop quartet, and two groups of Hispanic and Gospel singers. Prior to the NYC concert at Ansche Chesed, the work will be performed in Lawrence on Thursday, June 2 at the Lawrence High School.

Tickets for the June 5 performance at Ansche Chesed Synagogue are $30 and $45, available at mastervoices.org.

Ansche Chesed Synagogue | 251 W 100th St, New York, NY 10025



May 31, 2016

New York Cool Tip:

CinéSalon • Creative Encounters
One Day Pina Asked…
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 4 & 7:30pm
FIAF

Introduced at 7:30pm by Melissa Anderson, senior film critic at the Village Voice

Un jour, Pina a demandé…
Chantal Akerman, 1983. Color. 57 min. Digibeta.
With Pina Bausch & dancers of the Tanztheater Wuppertal.
In French with English subtitles.
Screened in memory of Chantal Akerman.
One of the most significant choreographers of our time, Pina Bausch revolutionized the stage with her unprecedented fusion of dance and theater. Follow her on tour with her company—the legendary Wuppertal Tanztheater—for an exclusive look in rehearsal rooms, behind the scenes, and on-stage.

Belgian director Chantal Akerman captures the emotion in Bausch’s visually arresting, often viscerally heartbreaking dances in this film made during a seminal moment in both of their careers.

“One of the greatest of all syntheses of dance and cinema”—Richard Brody (New Yorker)

Buy Tickets

French Institute Alliance Française |22 E 60th St, New York, NY 10022


 

May 12, 2016

New York Cool Tip:

The Jewish Museum and Bang on a Can Present
Bang on a Can: Performance by Arto Lindsay
May 12 at 7:30pm
Concert Tied to Roberto Burle Marx: Brazilian Modernist
An Exhibition Highlighting the Talents of Landscape Architect Burle Marx
The Jewish Museum

On Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 7:30pm, Bang on a Can and the Jewish Museum will present Bang on a Can: Performance by Arto Lindsay in conjunction with the Museum’s exhibition Roberto Burle Marx: Brazilian Modernist. Lindsay’s program, which will be announced from the stage, will include music that echoes themes of cultural experimentation and cross-pollination, drawing on elements from American and Brazilian rock, pop, experimental music, and improvisation.

On view from May 6 through September 18, 2016, the Jewish Museum will present Roberto Burle Marx: Brazilian Modernist. From Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro to Biscayne Boulevard in Miami Beach, the innovative and prolific work of Roberto Burle Marx (1909-1994) has made him one of the most prominent landscape architects of the 20th century. In this first U.S. exhibition to showcase the full range of his rich artistic output, nearly 140 works will be on view including landscape architecture, painting, sculpture, theater design, tapestries, and jewelry.

Tickets for the May 12 program are $18 general public; $15 students and senior citizens; and $12 for Jewish Museum members and Bang on a Can list members, and include exhibition admission prior to the performance. Further program and ticket information is available by calling 212.423.3337 or at TheJewishMuseum.org/calendar.

The Jewish Museum| 1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street, New York City.




May 3, 2016

New York Cool Tip:

DANCE TO UNITE PRESENTS
3rd Annual Benefit: One Way or Another
Dance to Unite to Perform with Debbie Harry Live
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 6pm
Avenues: The World Schoo

lDance to Unite presents the 3rd Annual Benefit: One Way or Another on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 6pm, featuring live music from Debbie Harry at Avenues: The World School, located in Chelsea at 259 Tenth Avenue, NYC, 10001. The evening will be a celebration of artistic excellence and cultural diversity to benefit Dance to Unite’s expanding free after-school dance and education programs. This year, Dance to Unite proudly honors Jenny Morgenthau, who recently retired after 32 years as the Executive Director of the Fresh Air Fund. As part of the celebration, students of Dance to Unite will perform to music icon and Blondie lead singer, Debbie Harry’s biggest hits live.

Tickets can be reserved by making a $150 minimum donation per person at http://www.dancetounite.org/events/. The attire will be business casual.

Avenues: The World School | 259 10th Ave, NYC


Another New York Cool Tip:

Tate Americas Foundation
Fourth Artists Dinner
May 3
IAC Building

Tate Americas Foundation, an independent charity based in New York to raise support for Tate, will host the fourth Artists Dinner fundraising gala in New York on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at the IAC Building. The Artists Dinner, which is sponsored by Oscar de la Renta, LLC and Rolls-Royce Motor Cars NA, will honor over forty artists from the Americas who are represented in the Tate’s permanent collection. The event will celebrate the opening of the new extended and re-hung Tate Modern in June 2016, one of the most exciting developments in the art world within the last decade.

Artist Honorees

The evening will celebrate artists from North and South America, including Lynda Benglis, Walead Beshty, Carol Bove, Andrea Bowers, Mark Bradford, Cecily Brown, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Alexandre da Cunha, Moyra Davey, Leonardo Drew, Mitch Epstein, Ellen Gallagher, Theaster Gates, Sam Gilliam, Nan Goldin, Beatriz González, Paul Graham, Rodney Graham, Guerrilla Girls (Frida Kahlo and Kathe Kollwitz), Tamar Guimarães, Neil Jenney, Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, Jac Leirner, Glenn Ligon, Christian Marclay, Helen and Brice Marden, Teresa Margolles, Kerry James Marshall, Josiah McElheny, Julie Mehretu, Bruce Nauman and Susan Rothenberg, Gabriel Orozco, Laura Owens, Miguel Angel Rojas, Mark Ruwedel, Joan Semmel, Stephen Shore, Amie Siegel, Lorna Simpson, Melanie Smith, Michael Snow, Valeska Soares, Frances Stark, Jeff Wall, Carrie Mae Weems, Lawrence Weiner, James Welling, Judi Werthein, Jack Whitten, and David Zink Yi.

The evening will begin with cocktails, followed by a seated dinner and a live auction of items generously donated by Tate supporters and hosted by auctioneer Oliver Barker, Deputy Chairman, Europe; Senior Art Specialist, Sotheby’s.

For ticketing information, please call Kara Stitcher at MF Productions on 212-243-7300.

IAC Building | 555 W 18th St, New York, NY 10011


April 30, 2016

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April 28, 2016

New York Cool Tip:


MasterVoices - 2016 Spring Benefit
Thursday, April 28, 2016. 6PM.
New York City Center & Le Parker Meridien

MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale) will hold its 2016 Spring Benefit in support of its artistic programming and education initiatives, featuring Dido and Aeneas at New York City Center and Le Parker Meridien on April 28, 2016. The event will begin at 6:00pm with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres on the Grand Tier at New York City Center, located at 131 W. 55th Street, and lead into the 7:00pm concert. Following the performance, guests will sail across the street to Le Parker Meridien’s Estrela Penthouse, located at 119 W. 56th Street, with its stunning views for dinner and a brief live auction led by Steve Rosen.

Tickets for the 2016 Spring Benefit range from $500 to $1,500 and tables from $5,000-$15,000. Dress is Festive. For more information, or to request an invitation, call the MasterVoices office at (646) 202-9623.

New York City Center |131 W. 55th Street | NYC


 

April 26, 2016

New York Cool Tip:

New York Composers Circle Concert of New Music
Tuesday. April 26 at 7:30 PM
Saint Peter's Church at Citigroup Center

The New York Composers Circle will present a concert of new music on Tuesday, April 26 at 7:30 PM at Saint Peter's Church, Citigroup Center, 619 Lexington Ave. in Manhattan. The concert will feature five world premieres, among them two unusual works: Scott D. Miller’s Dutch Angle, for violin, viola, cello, and bass clarinet, featuring the noted violinist Miranda Cuckson ("A brilliant young performer who plays daunting contemporary music with insight, honesty, and temperament”: Anthony Tommasini, The New York Times), and a new work by the founder of the New York Composers Circle, Jacob E. Goodman, Three Nudes, for mezzo-soprano, flute, clarinet, and piano, musical descriptions of works by Picasso, Gérôme, and Manet, sung by mezzo-soprano Margaret O'Connell.

The three other premieres are Kevin McCarter's In Open Air, for flute and piano, David Picton's Redwood Prelude and Fugue, for organ, and Eugene Marlow's Agitation du Coeur, for oboe, clarinet, violin, viola, and double bass. Works by Nataliya Medvedovskaya (Pantomimes, for clarinet and piano – a New York premiere), Frank Retzel (From Sapphire Cantos, for organ), and Jennifer Griffith (Audition, for bass clarinet) will also be performed. In addition to Mss. Cuckson and O'Connell, the performers will include Michael Laderman, flute, Allen Blustine and Alexander Negrutsa, clarinet, Liam Kinson, bass clarinet, Virginia Chang Chien, oboe, Gregor Kitzis, violin, Daniel Panner and Kallie Ciechomski, viola, Chris Gross, cello, Troy Rinker, double bass, Craig Ketter and Nataliya Medvedovskaya, piano, and David Shuler, organ.

The April 26 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, visit http://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


 

April 21, 2016

New York Cool Tip:

MasterVoices - 2016 Spring Benefit 
Thursday, April 28, 2016. 6PM.
New York City Center & Le Parker Meridien

MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale) will hold its 2016 Spring Benefit in support of its artistic programming and education initiatives, featuring Dido and Aeneas at New York City Center and Le Parker Meridien on April 28, 2016. The event will begin at 6:00pm with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres on the Grand Tier at New York City Center, located at 131 W. 55th Street, and lead into the 7:00pm concert. Following the performance, guests will sail across the street to Le Parker Meridien’s Estrela Penthouse, located at 119 W. 56th Street, with its stunning views for dinner and a brief live auction led by Steve Rosen.   Tickets for the 2016 Spring Benefit range from $500 to $1,500 and tables from $5,000-$15,000.  Dress is Festive. For more information, or to request an invitation, call the MasterVoices office at (646) 202-9623. 

New York City Center | 131 W. 55th Street

 


 

April 14, 2016

New York Cool Tip:


French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF)
presents
Patrick Swirc
Third exhibition of the series French Protocol
Friday, April 15–Saturday, June 4
FIAF Gallery • 22 East 60th Street

Curated by François Hébel

“Bold master, mad perfectionist” — L'Oeil de la Photographie 

The French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) is thrilled to present the US debut exhibition of spirited French photographer Patrick Swirc, on view at the FIAF Gallery from April 15 through June 4. Featuring astonishing portraits of American and French personalities, the exhibition kicks off the second season of the series French Protocol.
Disobedient. The troubled and touching turmoil that overflows from Patrick Swirc is undoubtedly what allows him to take portraits differently, particularly when his subjects are personalities accustomed to working with the most refined photographers.

In the short period of time portraitists are generally allotted, he leads actors, directors, and writers to the brink of his own melancholy, in order to bring theirs to light. This is achieved by wrenching away their preconceived, media-crafted images, so that they can play themselves better.

Patrick Swirc doesn’t trouble himself with perfection; he delights in accidents, with gentle humor. His photographs are extremely pared down, without signifying scenery or props, and are often shot in black and white to further reduce the quantity of information.

His subjects agree to play the intense game that he has invented for them. Each face surpasses its notoriety to become an evocation, a journey, a non-homogenized moment. He brings out a profound humanity in each individual, a weight that paradoxically lifts them even higher onto their pedestals.

Consequently, these magnificent portraits express the photographer’s sincere respect for these celebrities, whom he does not consider as products, but rather as out-of-the-ordinary artists.

Since he claims to be disobedient, and has an unguarded sincerity, Patrick Swirc commands respect and trust for his own work. Henceforth, his photographs, created for the press, make up a singular oeuvre.

This original dramatization of Patrick Swirc’s portraits is presented as part of French Protocol, an ongoing series at FIAF featuring French photographers who are redefining the medium, curated by François Hébel.

FIAF Gallery | 22 East 60th Street


 

April 7, 2016

Two New York Cool Tips:

The Give Confidence, Hope & Style 2016 Gala
Thursday, April 7th. 6:30pm-10pm
Grand Hyatt New York, in Manhattan

The Dress for Success, Give Confidence Hope & Style Gala, will take place on Thursday, April 7th at the Grand Hyatt New York. Throughout the evening, we will showcase the journey of the Dress for Success woman and how she becomes the person she always hoped she could be.

We will be honoring Gloria Carter, mother of music mogul Jay Z and CEO & Co-founder of the Shawn Carter Foundation (SCF). She will be honored during the gala’s signature “Toast to Our Mothers” dedication in recognition of SCF’s mission of helping individuals facing socio-economic hardships further their education at institutions of higher learning. Our keynote speaker will be Christina Laygo, a success ambassador from Dress for Success San Francisco. Christina’s story is an epitome of triumph over adversity. As a child, she was adopted in the Philippines and brought to the United States. In pursuit of the American Dream, she initially suffered years of abuse and unexpected incarceration. Today, Christina is loving her life and her career and just recently purchased her first house.

Talbots will also be honored for their longstanding history to women’s empowerment. The retailer has been a supporter of Dress for Success since the organization opened its doors in 1997, providing donations of brand new clothing. This year they teamed up with O, The Oprah Magazine to create a special spring collection to benefit Dress for Success. In addition to their work with us, Talbots has been inspiring and connecting with women to help them express their best selves every day for nearly 70 years.

For more information about the event or to purchase tickets: https://www.dressforsuccess.org/get-involved/events/2016-give-confidence-style-and-hope-gala/

Grand Hyatt New York Manhattan: 109 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017



Three Rooms Press
Songs of My Selfie Book Launch
Friday April 8 at 6 pm-8 pm
Cornelia Street Cafe

Three Rooms Press celebrates the New York launch of SONGS OF MY SELFIE: An Anthology of Millennial Stories—for millennials, by millennials, about actual millennial issues. The launch features readings from SONGS OF MY SELFIE, including contributors: Suzanne Herman, Stephanie Bramson, Tiffany Ferentini, Aaron Thorpe, Theresa Buchta, Jared Shaffer, Angela Sloan, Tara Isabella Burton, Carolyn Drake, Angus McLinn, Katherine Sloan, and editor/contributor Constance Renfrow. Plus, a special guest reading by IndieFab finalist Meagan Brothers, author of WEIRD GIRL AND WHAT’S HIS NAME. Plus, giveaways, free swag, great music, and more! Copies of SONGS OF MY SELFIE will be available for purchase and signing.

Tickets: $9 (includes a free drink)
https://www.facebook.com/events/239539126382988

Cornelia Street Cafe | 29 Cornelia St. New York, NY 10014


 

April 3, 2016

New York Cool Tip:

AILEY II’S NEW YORK SEASON AT THE AILEY CITIGROUP THEATER
Two Programs, 14 Performances, and 12 of the Country’s Most Talented Young Dancers
All New Program: In & Out; Gêmeos, Something Tangible, I Am The Road
March 30 at 7:30pm
April 1 at 8:00pm
April 2 at 8:00pm
April 3 at 3:00pm
April 7 at 7:30pm
April 9 at 3:00pm
April 10 at 3:00pm
April 10 at 7:30pm
Returning Favorites Program: Hissy Fits, Breakthrough, Wings
March 31 at 7:30pm
April 2 at 3pm
April 3 at 7:30pm
April 6 at 7:30pm
April 8 at 8:00pm
April 9 at 8:00pm
MARCH 30 – APRIL 10, 2016
Ailey Citigroup Theater

Ailey II’s “indefatigable, virtuosic, and relentlessly sexy” dancers (Los Angeles Times) return to the Ailey Citigroup Theater with two programs of premieres and returning audience favorites. The upcoming New York season comes on the heels of the company’s 26-city tour. During a 14-performance engagement held over two weeks, their “off-the-charts energy” (The New Yorker) will be amplified in diverse repertory by emerging and established choreographers, including Jean Emile, Jamar Roberts, Ray Mercer, Kyle “JustSole” Clark, Dwight Rhoden, Manuel Vignoulle, and Jennifer Archibald.

The All New program will include four world premieres: In & Out, Gêmeos, Something Tangible, and I Am The Road. Choreographer and Ailey School alumnus Jean Emile’s In & Out is a poignant work for eight dancers that gives an unflinchingly honest view of the ups and downs of contemporary life. Drawing on a mix of dance techniques, Emile brings a fresh approach, which is amplified by a varied score that includes music by Alva Noto, Alberto Iglesias, and Jun Miyake.

The public can visit www.alvinailey.org for more information.

Ailey Citigroup Theater | 405 W 55th St, New York, NY 10019
Phone:(212) 405-9000


 

April 2, 2016

New York Cool Tip:

Amjad Ali Khan
Saturday, April 2nd, 3 PM
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium

Tickets: $45. 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:

SSO to Mark Anniversaries in Performance at the UN General Assembly
Saturday April 2nd, 2016 @ 8PM.
United Nations

One of the largest concerts ever held at the General Assembly of the United Nations, August 28 will see Maestro Long Yu assemble his Shanghai Symphony Orchestra to represent China in a musical celebration to mark 70 years since both the ending of World War Two and the establishment of the UN itself. All of the chief Allied WW2 powers will be represented in the concert, which also will include America's OMasterVoices choir (formerly the Collegiate Chorale, the choir which performed at the official opening of the UN building), Russian-born violinist Maxim Vengerov (playing Schindler's List), 12-year-old Chinese piano prodigy Sirena Wang, and singers Ying Huang (China), Sarah Fox (UK), Aurhelia Varak (France), Vadim Gan (Russia), David Blalock (USA) and Christopher Magiera (USA). The concert is part of a tour of the Americas by the orchestra, and will also take in two venues in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Aug 30, 31), and one in Buenos Aires, Argentina (Sept 2).

United Nations | NYC 10017




March 31, 2016

New York Cool Tip:

Erika Fischer-Lichte Lecture
Max Reinhardt’s Mass Spectacles

The 2016 Daniel Gerould Memorial Lecture
Thursday, March 31 | 6:30pm Discussion
The Segal Theater
At The Graduate Center, CUNY (365 Fifth Avenue at 34th St.)
Free + Open to the Public. First come, first served.

Acclaimed theatre historian Erika Fischer-Lichte reflects on the role and meaning accorded to the theme of sacrifice in Western cultures as mirrored in particular fusions of theatre and ritual. Leaning on her recent publication Theatre, Sacrifice, Ritual, Fischer-Lichte presents a radical redefinition of ritual theatre through analysis of performances as diverse as Max Reinhardt’s new people’s theatre; the mass spectacles of revolutionary Russia, the German Social Democrats in the 1920s, the Nazi Thingspiele in the 1930s, American Zionist pageants, and the Olympic Games. Her innovative new look at early twentieth-century performative culture boldly examines the complexities of political theatre, propaganda and manipulation of the masses, and offers a revolutionary approach to the study of theatre and performance history. Followed by a discussion with Marvin Carlson.

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Erika Fischer-Lichte is an professor of Theatre and Performance Studies at Freie Universität Berlin since 1996. She is currently director of the Institute of Advanced Studies on Interweaving Performance Cultures at Freie Universität Berlin. Current Research Fields: Interweaving Performance Cultures; Aesthetics of the Performative; Aesthetic Experience as Liminal Experience; Transformations of Ancient Greek Theatre.

For more about the Segal, please visit our web site, www.theSegalCenter.org

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center is located at The Graduate Center CUNY.
365 Fifth Avenue at 34th Street, New York, NY 10016


Another New York Cool Tip:

Pennsylvania Ballet
March 29, 2016 at 7:30 pm
March 30, 2016 at 7:30 pm
March 31, 2016 at 8:00 pm
April 1, 2016 at 8:00 pm
April 2, 2016 at 2:00 pm
April 2, 2016 at 8:00 pm
April 3, 2016 at 2:00 pm
The Joyce Theater

Since its founding in 1963, Pennsylvania Ballet has earned a reputation as one of the leading ballet companies in the United States, and the appointment of former American Ballet Theatre principal dancer Angel Corella as Artistic Director has ushered in a new, exciting era. For its Joyce season, the company presents three works choreographed specifically for its dancers—Choreographer-in-Residence Matthew Neenan’s Keep; Trey McIntyre’s The Accidental; and Nicolo Fonte’s Grace Action, a 2015 piece highlighting the dancers’ “quicksilver moves” that “drive energy through their limbs like summer lightning.” The Inquirer

Tickets: $10-$60. For more information or advance purchase call JoyceCharge at (212) 242-0800 or visit www.joyce.org.

The Joyce Theater | 175 Eighth Avenue
New York, NY 10011

 


March 30, 2016

New York Cool Tip:

A Lost Chapter of Holocaust History: A New York Next Generation Event
Benefit Event United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Wednesday, March 30, 2016. 7 p.m.
The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers

In 2001, Father Patrick Desbois began a historic undertaking to locate every mass gravesite where Jews, Roma, and other victims were shot and killed by the Nazis and their collaborators during the Holocaust. Working closely with Museum scholars, Father Desbois continues to identify locations, collect artifacts, and record video testimony from people who witnessed the murders and, in some cases, were recruited to perform tasks at the killing sites. These accounts mark the first time these eyewitnesses are publicly sharing their experiences, and the historic testimonies will become part of the Museum’s collection.

Last fall, CBS correspondent Lara Logan interviewed Father Desbois about his work for a 60 Minutes segment. Join the New York Next Generation community as they reunite to discuss the more than 1,800 mass graves and execution sites Father Desbois has uncovered and the work he has left to do.

Speakers

Father Patrick Desbois, Founder and President of Yahad ­– In Unum and Director of the Episcopal Committee for Catholic-Judeo Relations

Lara Logan, Correspondent for 60 Minutes

Ticket Price: $180 per ticket. The proceeds of this event will be allocated to the Museum’s Fund for the Study of the Holocaust in the Soviet Union.

QUESTIONS/CONTACTS

Northeast Regional Office United States Holocaust Memorial Museum 212.983.0825

northeast@ushmm.org

For more informationt:

Get Tickets Now:

The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers | 61 Chelsea Piers #300 | New York, NY 10011


Another New York Cool Tip:

City Lights Pocket Poets: 60th Anniversary
Wednesday, March 30th, 8 pm
The Poetry Project

Lawrence Ferlinghetti launched City Lights publishing house in 1955 with his own Pictures of the Gone World. Number Four in the Pocket Poets Series, Allen Ginsberg’s Howl and Other Poems, made it legendary. Readings from the 60th Anniversary Edition of City Lights Pocket Poets Anthology which includes work from all sixty Pocket Poets numbers. With Ammiel Alcalay, Jonathan Cohen, John Coletti, Mel Elberg, Dia Felix, Stacy Szymaszek, and more TBA.

Free, for more information visit: http://www.poetryproject.org/events/city-lights-pocket-poets-60th-anniversary/

The Poetry Project | 131 E. 10th St., New York, NY 10003


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March 26, 2016

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March 25, 2016

New York Cool Tip:

Juan Siddi Flamenco Santa Fe
March 22, 2016 at 7:30 pm
March 23, 2016 at 7:30 pm
March 24, 2016 at 8:00 pm
March 25, 2016 at 8:00 pm
March 26, 2016 at 2:00 pm
March 26, 2016 at 8:00 pm
March 27, 2016 at 2:00 pm
The Joyce Theater

For its New York debut, the impassioned Juan Siddi Flamenco Santa Fe brings a rich visual pageant to the Joyce stage, bearing strong traces of the company’s Southwestern home base in New Mexico, with a direct cultural lineage to the flamenco enclaves of Europe. Lead dancer and Artistic Director Juan Siddi infuses his choreography with the flavor of his artistic roots in Barcelona and Granada, polishing the traditional with contemporary flair. This fiery ensemble of fourteen dancers and musicians—many hailing from Spain—delivers a bold theatrical experience for aficionados and flamenco newcomers alike.

Tickets: $10-$50. For more information or advance purchase call JoyceCharge at (212) 242-0800 or visit www.joyce.org.

The Joyce Theater | 175 Eighth Avenue
New York, NY 10011


March 22, 2016

"Je Suis Bruxelles"

To our world: My heart goes out to the people of Brussels and to all of Europe. What a senseless unspeakable tragedy.

 


 

March 19, 2016

New York Cool Tip:

Hong Kong Ballet
March 15, 2016 at 7:30 pm
March 16, 2016 at 7:30 pm
March 17, 2016 at 8:00 pm
March 18, 2016 at 8:00 pm
March 19, 2016 at 2:00 pm
March 19, 2016 at 8:00 pm
March 20, 2016 at 2:00 pm
The Joyce Theater

“Generous artistry and technical prowess bathe the company in a warm glow,” saysThe Boston Globe about Hong Kong Ballet. One of Asia’s premier classical ballet companies, the company is gaining international recognition as a world-class institution that represents Hong Kong’s unique character. The first company in Asia to perform Nacho Duato’s eloquent Castrati, Hong Kong Ballet brings this ballet to the Joyce stage along with work by Krzysztof Pastor, the Artistic Director of Polish National Ballet, and Fei Bo, Resident Choreographer of the National Ballet of China.

Tickets: $10-$60. For more information or advance purchase call JoyceCharge at (212) 242-0800 or visit www.joyce.org.

The Joyce Theater | 175 Eighth Avenue
New York, NY 10011



Another New York Cool Tip:

Spring 2016 Open Studios
Saturday March 19, 2016 2pm-6pm
NARS Foundation


This year’s Spring Open Studios will include work from both the Residency Program Artists and the Studio Artists. Artists utilize the time in their studios to challenge themselves, experiment, and expand their practice within a community. Take advantage of the opportunity to peek inside the otherwise private work space of the artist, and see a glimpse of the exciting and innovative art that is being created in Sunset Park. As a result, artists can gain feedback and support for their work while visitors gain access to the artist’s inner world.

Participating Artists: Keren Anavy, Emily Berger, Fernanda Carvalho, Yen-Ting Chung, Hyunjung Cho, Sasha Cohen, Ana de la Cueva, Magali Duzant, Kate Geck, Noël St. John Harnden, Cecilia Jansson, Jennifer Laiwint, Alexis Myre, Suzanne Russell, Mauro Soggiu, Elena Soterakis, Clintel Steed, Bénédicte Thoraval, Gus Wheeler, and Erich Winzer?

This event is free and open to the public.
For more information about NARS please visit: http://www.narsfoundation.org/upcoming/openstudios?

NARS Foundation | 201 46th Street, 4th Fl.
Brooklyn, NY 11220


March 17, 2016

New York Cool Tip:

South Street Seaport Museum presents Street of Ships:
The Port and Its People
Thursday, March 17th. 11am-5pm.
South Street Seaport Museum

In celebration of the unparalleled restoration currently underway in the South Street Seaport Museum's flagship, the museum announces its first post-Hurricane Sandy exhibition, Street of Ships: The Port and Its People beginning on March 17, 2016, open Wednesday - Sunday 11am-5pm, at the Museum's main lobby, 12 Fulton Street. Admission is free for S.S.S.M. Members. Tickets are $12 for adults; $8 for seniors (65+), Merchant Mariners, Active Duty Military, and students (valid ID); $6 for kids (ages 6-17) and free for children ages 5 and under.

Street of Ships: The Port and Its People showcases works of art and artifacts from the Museum's permanent collections related to the 19th Century history of the Port of New York. The exhibition examines the decisive role played by the 19th Century Seaport at South Street - long known as the "Street of Ships" - in securing New York's place as America's largest city and its rise to become the world's busiest port by the start of the 20th Century. The centerpiece of the exhibition examines the life and current restoration of the Museum's 1885 full-rigged sailing cargo ship, Wavertree; an archetype of the impressive sailing ships that once called at South Street and made New York a hub of global trade. The exhibition lays the groundwork for Wavertree's return to the Seaport in July 2016 after the completion of a 15-month, $13 million city-funded restoration, the largest of its type in more than a generation.

South Street Seaport Museum | 12 Fulton StreetNYC 10038


 

March 13, 2016

New York Cool Tip:

The Second Century, our series of readings of new plays, continues this Sunday with Christina Anderson's 'Man in Love'.
Sunday, March 13 at 3 p.m.
Akwaaba Mansion

We hope you can join us on Sunday, March 13 for Christina Anderson's Man in Love, directed by Lucie Tiberghien. In a grey metropolis during the Great Depression, a group of people from all over the city somehow manage to find love and a good time. But when a string of dead bodies are discovered in the Black neighborhood, fear causes many to search for protection even from those who could potentially be most dangerous.

Free as always.

Akwaaba Mansion | 347 MacDonough Street, Brooklyn, N.Y. 11233.



March 11, 2016

New York Cool Tip



The event will feature an array of 50+ handpicked restaurants from all five New York City boroughs, and will take place from 6:00PM - 10:00PM at the Metropolitan Pavilion.

This year's Choice Eats will feature three tiers of ticket options - General Admission tickets ($70), Early Entry tickets ($85 - SOLD OUT!) and VIP tickets ($99- SOLD OUT!). All guests will sample the best dishes from restaurants reviewed and heralded in the Voice along with complimentary craft beer pairings, wine and liquor beverages, while enjoying music all night from DJ Delphine Blue of Little Water Radio. The Early Entry ticket will allow guests to get a half hour head start on tasting and sipping. The VIPticket will allow guests admission to the full event one hour early, with access to a private VIP Lounge that will feature a private bar, restrooms, snacks, and an exclusive VIP gift bag per person. For more details on this year's three ticket options, visit: www.villagevoice.com/ChoiceEats.  




March 7, 2016

New York Cool Tip

Melissa Pokorny
(ways of)
March 4th - April 10th
Opening Reception: Friday, March 4th, 7-9PM
Front Room Gallery

Please join us tonight for the opening reception. Front Room is pleased to present fifteen new works by Melissa Pokorny. These photo and sculpture-based assemblages range from small, singular wall mounted works to large-scale floor pieces comprised of multiple elements. Re-imagined common objects, ordinary materials used in unexpected ways, saturated colors, and textural extremes are a hallmark of her work.

Pokorny's constructed systems and collective actions suggest something akin to speculative biomes, or psychological landscapes. Individual works are re-collections of moments: lived, imagined, and borrowed. They are experientially derived, suggesting layered relationships based on memories of place, material affinities, (un) natural phenomena, and the desires of things.

Front Room Gallery | 147 Roebling Street | Brooklyn, NY 11211 | 718-782-2556



March 6, 2016

New York Cool Tip:

New York Youth Symphony presents the McCrindle Concert
Sunday, March 6th – 2:00 PM
Carnegie Hall

New York Youth Symphony presents the McCrindle Concert. This concert features an afternoon of romantic virtuosity. The Roy and Shirley Durst Debut Artist Steven Lin joins the orchestra for Tchaikovsky’s darkly energetic piano concerto. The program closes with a variety of dances, marches, and somber melodies in Rachmaninoff’s dramatic final composition, Symphonic Dances, dedicated to the Philadelphia Orchestra.

Joshua Gersen, music director

Steven Lin, pianist

Tonia Ko: Strange Sounds and Explosions Worldwide (world premiere)

Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor, op. 23

Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances, op. 45

Tickets: $20 at carnegiehall.org or call Carnegie Hall Box Office (212) 247-7800

Carnegie Hall | 57th Street and 7th Avenue


March 5, 2016

New York Cool Tip:

March To End Violence Against Women!
Saturday, March 5th, 2016 11am
Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza
47th Street between First and Second and Avenues.

UN Women for Peace Association (UNWFPA) is hosting their annual rally and march to end violence against women. The event is free, thousands will march. You can be part of the dialog that can help eradicate this pandemic.

Sign up today to march at: http://www.unwomenforpeace.org/march-in-march  
#Iwalk4women |  @unwfpa


The March’s Grand Marshall is Dionne Warwick. She will be joined by the UN Secretary-General H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-moon and his wife, UNWFPA’s patron, Mrs. Ban Soon-taek.

The Speakers at the Rally include Deputy Chief Juanita Holmes, Commanding Officer of NYPD Domestic Violence Unit; and Ambassador Rosemary DiCarlo, National Committee American Foreign Policy and many more.

As you read these words, nearly 5 million women and girls are living in slavery, victims of human trafficking. 60 million more are child brides, and 140 million live with the pain of enforced genital mutilation. These are more than just numbers; they are our mothers, our sisters, and our daughters.

Violence against women is a global issue. In some countries, one out of seven women are raped, abused, or mutilated. Around the globe, nearly one in five women under the age of fifteen are sexually abused. Over 130 million women have experienced genital mutilation. It is estimated that as many as 2.5 million people are trafficked annually into situations including prostitution, forced labor, slavery, or servitude; women and girls account for about 80 per cent of the detected victims.

Violence strikes women from all kinds of background.

  •  Domestic and intimate partner violence
  •  Dating violence
  •  Emotional abuse
  •  Human Trafficking
  •  Same-Sex relationship violence
  •  Sexual assault and abuse
  •  Stalking
  •  Violence against immigrants and refugee women
  •  Violence against women at world
  •  Crimes committed in the name of “honor”
  •  Female genital mutilation

ABOUT UN WOMEN FOR PEACE ASSOCIATION: UNWFPA, founded in 2008 under the patronage of H.E. Mrs. Ban Soon-taek, seeks to promote and advance the goals of UN agencies that provide opportunities for women through social, cultural, educational, and empowerment programs under the banner of a global peace building process. All of our proceeds go directly to the UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women, which aims to prevent violence against women and girls, provides services and programs to those affected by violence, and strengthens the implementation of laws and policies on such violence.

Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza
47th Street between First and Second and Avenues.


Another New York Cool Tip:

18th annual Craic Festival (Best of Irish Films & Music)
March 3-12, 2016
Various Venues

18th annual Craic Fest (Presented by Castle Brands, Inc) runs from March 3-12. Craic is the best of Irish films and Music.

Films run March 3-5. Pre-reception every night in our filmmaker lounge at Bow Tie Cinemas with complimentary Stella Artois
and Castle Brands (Clontarf Whiskey and Boru) from 6-7:30pm. . Opening night March 3 Hardy (starring Heather The Heat Hardy) Friday March 6 is the premier of You’re Ugly Too w/ Aiden Gillen Saturday March 5 is the Kids Fleadh at 11am. March 5 w/ the premier of VIVA and Queer Brunch at 1pm. The Closing night is the premier of The Lobster w. Colin Farrell. All directors will attend for Q&A. The Craic Music Fest is March 12th at Mercury Lounge w. Rubberbandits, The Mighty Stef, Hundred Hounds and The Smith Blues Band. For tickets go to www.thecraicfest.com

The Craic |(c/o Studio) | 28 College Place
Brooklyn, NY 11561
www.thecraicfest.com
9173736735


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Boogie Wonder Band
Saturday, March 5th. 7:30pm-11:30pm
The Cutting Room

A Montreal 10-piece that’s been busting out the brassy
funk-a-licious grooves and disco-strutting jams since forming in 1996.

But the ‘70s-vibing Boogie Wonder Band is by far best known for entertaining with full-throttle high-octane live shows, each member donning eye-popping Las Vegas-inspired costumes and flashy personas, like bass-slinging Boogie Cindy, who has a rainbow array of wigs and knee boots of all models, from shaggy fur to gogo leather, and frontman vocalist Isaac “Jam” Washington, his own wardrobe a mix of Prince, Elvis and James Brown –

Hit after funky hit, this band will take you on the greatest voyage since the Mothership!

Tickets: $15 Advanced/$20 Door
For more information or advanced purchase:
http://tickets.thecuttingroomnyc.com/event/1065979-boogie-wonder-band-new-york/

The Cutting Room | 44 East 32nd Street
NY, NY 10010


 

March 2, 2016

New York Cool Tip:

FAB x TCS- Dance Block Salon
Wednesday March 2nd. 7:30PM – 9:30PM
The Wild Project

For the first Dance Salon of 2016, Fourth Arts Block (FABnyc) partners with the CURRENT SESSIONS to establish new connections, share perspectives and explore potential between dance makers.

FAB x TCS is a free performance and networking event happening on Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016 at 7:30pm, with space graciously provided by the wild project theater in the Lower East Side. FAB x TCS is a collection of works-in-progress by emerging dancemakers exploring the pleasures, failures and the spontaneity of the unknown. How does one’s patterns and processes of dancemaking unfold in the new season and reflect the changing climate we exist in?

This event is free with RSVP! To sign up visit http://bit.ly/1PlPEoH

The Wild Project | 195 E 3rd St, between Ave A and Ave B



Another New York Cool Tip:

Binary Sol
Wednesday, March 2nd 2016 - 8pm to 12:30am
Arlene's Grocery

Binary Sol derives their sound from electronic, hip-hop, r&b, and soul influences. While drawing from influences that span from Stevie Wonder, to Disclosure, to Hiatus Kaiyote, and many more, the duo works to provide their own futuristic take on the music that inspires them most. They are true independent artists; their catalog was self written, produced and performed entirely on a laptop, basic condenser microphone and minimal studio set-up. Yet on their own they have been featured on Okayplayer and Soulbounce, and have played with artists such as Taylor McFerrin, Sonnymoon, Chargaux, and on Eliot Glazer's Haunting Rendition show.

Tickets $8. For more information, please visit http://www.arlenesgrocery.net/

Arlene's Grocery | 95 Stanton Street NY, NY 10002
(between Orchard St. & Ludlow St.)


 

February 28, 2016

New York Cool Tip:

BalletBoyz
February 23, 2016 at 7:30 pm
February 24, 2016 at 7:30 pm
February 25, 2016 at 8:00 pm
February 26, 2016 at 8:00 pm
February 27, 2016 at 2:00 pm
February 27, 2016 at 8:00 pm
February 28, 2016 at 2:00 pm
The Joyce Theater

Under the direction of former Royal Ballet dancers Michael Nunn OBE and William Trevitt OBE, the all-male, contemporary dance ensemble BalletBoyz® “encourages dancers, inspires audiences, thinks with flair and ingenuity” (Financial Times), and sells out houses around the world. The troupe arrives at The Joyce with the New York premiere of Christopher Wheeldon’s Mesmerics, a Joyce co-commission, andThe Murmuring, a new work commissioned from Alexander Whitley, former affiliate choreographer of The Royal Ballet and currently a New Wave Associate at Sadler’s Wells.

Tickets: $10-$60. For more information or advance purchase call JoyceCharge at (212) 242-0800 or visit www.joyce.org.

The Joyce Theater | 175 Eighth Avenue
New York, NY 1001
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February 27, 2016

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Trade/itions: Trans-Atlantic Orisha Sacred Traditions Symposium
Feb 27th, 2016 | 1:00pm - 8:30pm
Feb 28th, 2016 | 1:00pm - 5:30pm
City College Center for the Arts-City College of New York

Trade/itions is a two-day symposium event which will explore the points of Orisha intersections through an artistic, activist, and 21st Century lens. Principal demonstrations and social impacts of these global traditions will be shown – through music, dance, panel-dialogue sessions, and through the moving image. Programs and activities have been carefully curated to include expressions and holders of these traditions from throughout the Americas: Brazil, Cuba, Haiti, Puerto Rico, Trinidad, and the United States.

ADMISSION:
To purchase tickets, visit www.tradeitions.eventbrite.com


City College Center for the Arts-City College of New York (Formerly known as Aaron Davis Hall) | 138 Convent Avenue Btw. W 133rd and 135th Streets, New York, NY 10027



New York Cool Tip:

Birmingham 1963
Fridays - February 19 & 26
Saturdays - February 20 & 27 7:30pm
Downtown Art

One hour performance followed by dessert & conversation with the company
Adults $10 / Youth 18 and under $8

Downtown Art | 61 E. 4th Street NYC


 

February 25, 2016

New York Cool Tip:

Tracing a Lost Love: One Family’s Forgotten History
Public Program United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
February 25, 2016, 7 p.m.
JCC Manhattan

After the Museum led the charge to open the International Tracing Service in Germany in 2007, researchers such as New York Times writer Sarah Wildman have gained access to the extensive archive of documents relating to more than 17 million victims of Nazism. Wildman used ITS to research the fate of her relatives, as well as a mysterious woman her grandfather left behind in prewar Vienna, detailed in her book, Paper Love.

Speakers

Diane Afoumado, Chief of Research and Reference, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Sarah Wildman, Author of Paper Love: Searching for the Girl My Grandfather Left Behind

Copies of Wildman's book will be available for purchase and for signing. Please note, the venue will be charging $5 per person at the door for this event.

Co-presented with JCC Manhattan

QUESTIONS/CONTACTS

Registration Assistance 646.505.5708
info@jccmanhattan.org

For more information

JCC Manhattan | 334 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10023


February 23, 2016

New York Cool Tip:

NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts and National Geographic Present
K2: DANGER and DESIRE on the SAVAGE MOUNTAIN
Tuesday, February 23 at 7:30 p.m.
NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts

NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts and National Geographic are pleased to present Austrian mountaineer Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner in an adventure-packed multimedia presentation titled K2: Danger and Desire on the Savage Mountain at NYU Skirball Center on February 23 at 7:30 p.m.

Gerlinde Kaltenbunner grew up skiing in the mountains of her native Austria, then worked as a nurse and climbed the local alps on weekends. Her unstoppable appetite for adventure finally drove her to break a trail into the male domain of high-altitude mountaineering.

TICKET INFORMATION

Single tickets range in price from $35 to $70. Member and student discounts are available. Tickets may be purchased online at www.nyuskirball.org/natgeolive, in person at the NYU Skirball Center Box Office: Tuesday-Saturday, 12:00–6:00 P.M. or by phone at 212.998.4941.

The NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts | 566 LaGuardia Place
At Washington Square, New York, New York 10012.

 


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February 20, 2016

New York Cool Tip:

From Tribeca Film Festival: We are excited to let you know about a new collaboration between the Tribeca Film Festival and Snapchat! Brought together by a shared love of storytelling, Tribeca Film Festival and Snapchat present TRIBECA SNAPCHAT SHORTS (https://tribecafilm.com/snapchatshorts), the first ever program of its kind — spotlighting the best Snapchat Stories from across the U.S. This new program encourages creativity, humor, and imagination through Snapchat with the goal of spotlighting the next generation of mobile storytellers.

Small screens. Big stories.

How:

  • Tribeca Film Festival and Snapchat invite Snapchatters to create a Story exclusively using Snapchat (200 seconds max), which they can download and submit to a panel of celebrity jurors including talented storytellers and avid Snapchatters, including DJ Khaled.
  • The theme: comedy : )
  • The 10 winning shorts will be announced timed to the 15th annual Tribeca Film Festival in New York City in April 2016.
  • They will be highlighted at the Festival and may be featured on a special Snapchat Discover channel.
  • Submissions open on February 27th and close March 8th.
  • You must be a legal U.S. resident in the 50 United States and District of Columbia and 18+ to submit.

Why:

  • The Tribeca Film Festival is a pioneering platform for showcasing innovative storytelling through new technology.
  • Snapchat is a storytelling tool used by over 100 million people every day to tell their own Stories and consume others’ content. You can shoot and edit your mobile video on one platform.
  • This new program gives creative Snapchatters the opportunity to combine the skills essential to filmmaking - storyboarding, scripting, casting - with the accessibility and mobile editing tools innate to the Snapchat platform.


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February 17, 2016

New York Cool Tip:

Winter Film Awards Indie Film Festival – Feb 18-26 NYC
Thursday February 18 - Friday February 26 All Day
Cinema Village

Winter Film Awards 5th annual INDIE FILM FESTIVAL runs Feb 18-26 in NYC with a jam-packed schedule of 86 films by emerging filmmakers from 26 countries. Free discussion Panels — $5 Animation afternoon —Bloody Thursday all horror all day — daily screenings of fantastic films and free parties every night. Screenings & Discussion Panels @Cinema Village (22 E12th St). Opening Reception @The Attic (251 W48th St) Feb 18 8-11PM, Open Bar 8-9PM. Gala Red Carpet @230Fifth (230 Fifth Ave) Feb 26 8-11PM. Hollywood might ignore women and people of color, but Winter Film Awards celebrates everyone! #WFA2016 #WFASoDiverse

Screening Tickets $10 in advance, $15 at the door, $5 with student ID

Discussion Panels and Parties are Free.

For more information or advance purchase visit wwww.WinterFilmAwards.com

Cinema Village | 22 East 12th Street

 


February 10, 2016

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February 6, 2016

Two New York Cool Tips:
Parthenia Viol Consort Performs Through the Labyrinth Concert
Saturday, February 6 at 7:30 PM
The Church in the Gardens, 50 Ascan Avenue, Forest Hills, Queens

Parthenia, New York’s premiere viol consort, will perform
Through the Labyrinth, a concert on Saturday, February 6 at 7:30 PM at
The Church in the Gardens, 50 Ascan Avenue, Forest Hills, Queens. This
is the second event of their 2015-16 concert series, and is presented by
Musica Reginae Productions.
Parthenia will perform five centuries of consorts for four viols,
featuring early music composers William Byrd, Anthony Holborne, Nicholas
Patterson, Tobias Hume, Henry Purcell and others, alongside contemporary
composers Frances White, Will Ayton, David Fetherolf, Haley Kallenberg
and Richard Einhorn. More about the program at
http://parthenia.org/season/?event=labyrinth.

Tickets purchased at the door or over the phone are $20 and $15, with
children under 12 admitted free. Online tickets are $22 and $17,
available at https://musicareginae.org/current_season.php.

For more concert information, call 718-894-2178 or visit
http://gemsny.org/parthenia20152016.html.

The Church in the Gardens | 50 Ascan Avenue, Forest Hills, Queens
URL: http://www.parthenia.org

 



THE KITCHEN PRESENTS THE WORLD PREMIERE OF
QUICKSAND, AN OPERA-NOVEL BY ROBERT ASHLEY WITH CHOREOGRAPHY BY STEVE PAXTON
January 28, 29, 30 and February 4, 5, 6, 2016 at 7 p.m.
The Kitchen

“When the 21st century glances back to see where the future of opera came from, Ashley, like Monteverdi before him, is going to look like a radical new beginning.” — Kyle Gann

Music and Libretto by Robert Ashley
Orchestra composed by Tom Hamilton
Choreographed by Steve Paxton
Light Design by David Moodey
Performed by Steve Paxton, Maura Gahan and Jurij Konjar Sound design and live mix by Tom Hamilton

The Kitchen is pleased to present the world premiere of Quicksand, an opera-novel for music, dance, and light, composed from a novel of the same name by the late Robert Ashley. Quicksand features a narrative entirely sung by Ashley, movement by legendary choreographer Steve Paxton, a light environment by David Moodey, and an electronic orchestra by Tom Hamilton. Performers include Steve Paxton, Maura Gahan, and Jurij Konjar.

Tickets: $20 ($16 students, seniors) thekitchen.org; 212.255.5793 x11

The Kitchen | 512 West 19th Street, NYC

 


 

February 3, 2016

New York Cool Tip:

Winter Classes at the Lower East Side Printshop!
January 28th-March 28th
Lower East Side Printshop

Intro to Screenprinting
with Roni Henning
6 weeks, Thursdays, 6 – 9 pm
January 28 – March 3
Fee: $425
Explore the wide range of techniques in this versatile medium. Screenprinting allows you to easily print hand-drawn, photographic, and digital images on paper, fabric, and other surfaces in a variety of colors. You will create stencils and learn to use a vacuum press and exposure unit to develop screens. Topics will include screen preparation, color separation for multi-screen prints, correct color mixing, registration, screen monoprinting, editioning, and basic methods of printing onto t-shirts and other objects. Artists should bring ideas and/or images to the first session.

Relief Printmaking
with Evan Bellantone
4 weeks, Wednesdays, 6 – 9pm
February 17 – March 9
Fee: $275
This course will introduce you to various methods of creating woodcut and linocut prints. This direct and versatile process is one of the oldest methods of printing. Learn how to prepare wood and linoleum blocks, carve images by hand, apply ink with rollers, and print by hand and on the press using oil based inks. Also covered will be methods for creating images with multiple blocks and colors, reduction printing, and alternative techniques.

Intro to Printmaking
with Lisa Mackie
5 weeks, Tuesdays, 6 – 9 pm
March 1 – March 29
Fee: $350
This course provides a broad introduction to basic printmaking techniques and processes. Learn about intaglio techniques by creating a drypoint and an etching and delve into traditional monoprint and relief printmaking. We will also cover important trans-process printmaking techniques such as paper tearing, ink modification, chine collé, registration, and printing with multiple plates.
* This class uses only waterbased non-toxic inks.

http://www.printshop.org/classes/

Lower East Side Printshop | 306 West 37th Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10018
t-212-673-5390
info@printshop.org


February 2, 2016

New York Cool Tip:

Dada Masil o’s
Swan Lake
Tuesday February 2nd. 7:30PM
Wednesday February 3rd. 7:30PM
Thursday February 4th. 8PM
Friday February 5th. 8PM
Saturday February 6th. 8PM
Sunday February 7th. 2PM
The Joyce Theater

Combining classic and contemporary dance that is strongly influenced by her African heritage, Johannesburg-born dancer and choreographer Dada Masilo creates explosive, passionate work. Her reimagining of Swan Lake is no exception as the dancers are not only propelled by Tchaikovsky but also by Steve Reich as they turn the classic Swan Lake on its head to tackle issues of gender and homophobia in a country ravaged by AIDS.

Tickets $60; $45; $20; $10; Joyce Members $45; $34. F
or more information or advance purchase call JoyceCharge at (212) 242-0800 or visit joyce.org.


The Joyce Theater | 175 Eighth AvenueNew York, NY 10011


 

January 31, 2016

New York Cool Tip:

Lunar New Year Celebration featuring Feng Gu
Sunday January 31st. 3PM.
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College announces that internationally acclaimed Peking Opera performer Feng Gu will join the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company for its annual Lunar New Year Celebration on Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 3pm. Mr. Gu, a principal member of the Beijing Kunqu Theater, will perform the role of the Monkey King in a special excerpt from Monkey King in the Heavenly Palace, one of the most celebrated Peking Opera productions in China. Mr. Gu's U.S. appearance is sponsored by the Consulate General of the People's Republic of China. Partnering with Brooklyn Center for the third year in a row, the prestigious Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company presents an all-new celebration of Chinese culture commemorating the Year of the Monkey, a year characterized by cleverness, curiosity, and playful mischief. The festive, family-friendly event will also showcase thrilling choreography inspired by shadow puppetry, live music performed by the Chinese Music Ensemble of New York, and a traditional Chinese marketplace.

Tickets are $25 for adults and $12.50 for children (ages 12 and under) 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
Brooklyn, NY 11210


 

January 30, 2016

New York Cool Tip:

VIM VIGOR DANCE COMPANY
January 28-30, 2016. 7:30PM.
Gelsey Kirkland Arts Center

Separati, a new work by Shannon Gillen, in collaboration with the performers, features dancers Jason Cianciulli, Martin Durov, Laja Field, Lavinia Vago, and Emma Whiteley, set to original scores by Martin Durov in collaboration with Gillen, with costumes by Joey Blaha, set design by JC Machine and Tool company, and lighting design by Barbara Samuels. The running time is 60 minutes.

Separati enters the turbid psychic space of highway travel and anonymous companionship. Caught up at a midway point, five characters travel through the past, present and dark hallucinatory projections of the future. Stilled periods of waiting juxtapose wild physical bouts of surreal movement, as reality gives way to the imagination. What is the distance between where we have come from and where we want to go? Between what happens to us and who we are? Can the space between bodies and ideas ever be joined? And if not, can we exist in the middle ground of separation?

VIM VIGOR DANCE COMPANY presents the World Premiere of Separati at Gelsey Kirkland Arts Center, 29 Jay Street, Brooklyn, NY, from January 28-30, 2016. Performances: Thurs-Sat at 7:30pm. Tickets are $25 for general seating and are available at http://vimvigorgka.bpt.me/.

Gelsey Kirkland Arts Center | 29 Jay St.
Brooklyn, NY 11201

 


 

January 28, 2016

New York Cool Tip: THE BOOK COVER IN THE WEIMAR REPUBLIC
Panel discussion
January 28, 6:30pm
Goethe Institute


The years between the First and Second World Wars in Germany are famed for their cultural boom. With Berlin as its epicenter, the Weimar Republic was replete with ground-breaking literature, philosophy, and art. At the heart of this intellectual and creative hub were some of the most outstanding and forward-thinking book designs in history.

TASCHEN and the Goethe-Institut invite you to a conversation between Nicholas Blechman, creative director of The New Yorker, Julius Wiedemann, Executive Editor for Design and Pop Culture at TASCHEN, and translator Alta L. Price, as they discuss Jürgen Holstein's unparalleled catalog of dust jackets and bindings, The Book Cover in the Weimar Republic (TASCHEN, 2015). Exploring some of the most striking Weimar book designs, they ask how and why these images were created and what they have to say to us today.

Goethe-Institut New York | 30 Irving Place
New York, NY 10003


 

January 27, 2016

New York Cool Tip:

Parsons Dance
January 20 – 31, 2016
Tues 7:30pm
Wed 7:30pm
Thurs 8pm
Fri 8pm
Sat 2pm & 8pm
Sun 2pm & 7:30pm)
The Joyce Theater

Parsons Dance returns to The Joyce with its blend of sexy athleticism and stunning ensemble work for the New York premiere of Finding Center, David Parsons’ collaboration with visual artist Rita Blitt. Also on the program: a world premiere by Katarzyna Skarpetowska exploring the connection of an eastern European childhood juxtaposed with the urban folklore of adolescence in NYC, and Caught, the stroboscopic masterwork that continues to wow audiences around the world. Four family friendly matinees will feature repertory for dance fans of all ages and a special opportunity to meet the dancers. “This is a ‘dance your heart out’ (at all times, no excuses) kind of enterprise.” The New York Times

Tickets $10-$60. For more information or to purchase tickets visit http://www.parsonsdance.org/calendar-2/the-joyce-theater/

The Joyce Theater | 175 Eighth Avenue
New York, NY 10011

 


Another New York Cool Tip:

Frank Lima: Incidents of Travel in Poetry
Wednesday January 27th 2016. 8:00 pm.
The Poetry Project

New York School poet Frank Lima is the centerpiece of a tribute happening on Wednesday January 27, 2016 at the Poetry Project in New York City. City Lights just published a new volume of his new and selected works, Incidents of Travel in Poetry, a landmark re-introduction to the work of this major Latino American poet. The event will feature book editors Julien Poirier and Garrett Caples with special guests David Shapiro, Ron Padgett, Tony Towle, Wendy Xu, Susie Timmons, Guillermo Parra, Vicki Hudspith, Bob Holman, Tim Keane, Filip Marinovich, and more.

Free. For more information visit: http://www.poetryproject.org/events/frank-lima-incidents-of-travel-in-poetry/.

The Poetry Project | St. Mark’s Church
131 E. 10th Street
New York, NY 10003


 

January 17, 2016

New York Cool Tips:


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

"The Big Apple Posse: Escape From New York " is part of a free promotion Friday, January 15th through Sunday, January 17th. "The Big Apple Posse Trilogy is only for children if "The Hunger Games" is only for children.

Click here to get your free copy.


The Rose Ensemble presents
Land of Three Faiths
Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016 7:00pm
Immanuel Lutheran Church

The result of years of intensive research and training, Land of Three Faiths is at once sacred, secular, folk, and classical, embarking on a fascinating exploration of language, spirituality, and cultural exchange. Featuring songs, instruments, and musical ideas that blur the lines between Arabic and European, this entertaining and enlightening program is steeped in the rich history of the Abrahamic faiths, achieving a perfect balance of edgy improvisation, exotic vocal styles, and ancient traditions.

Tickets: $25 general admission, $15 students and seniors

For more information or advance purchase, visit www. RoseEnsemble.org

Immanuel Lutheran Church | 122 E. 88th Street (at Lexington)


Lisa Hilton & Friends World Debut of Music from NOCTURNAL
Sunday, January 17, 2016 2pm
Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall

“SIMPLY PHENOMENAL” KVNF Radio

Internationally acclaimed composer-pianist Lisa Hilton world debut of new compositions from her 2016 release, NOCTURNAL in this highly anticipated performance featuring Hilton on piano, JD Allen on tenor sax, Ingrid Jensen on trumpet, Ben Williams/bass and Rudy Royston/drums.Hilton’s impressionistic “sound paintings” continue to explore the soundscape of jazz and blues alongside classical, modernist, and avant-garde ideas. This performance includes the premiere of her beautiful and evocative, “Midnight Sonata,” which expresses the classical form merging with the freedom of American jazz and blues in a trans-genre approach. For more information go to: www.lisahiltonmusic.com Watch: “Seduction” Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYGW07qD7jA

Tickets $30 - Student tickets $15 available at the Box Office.

For more information or advance purchase visit: http://www.carnegiehall.org/Calendar/2016/1/17/0200/PM/Lisa-Hilton-and-Friends/

Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall: Box Office: 57th & 7th NYC 10019 CarnegieCharge: 212-247-7800 www.CarnegieHall.org


January 15, 2016

New York Cool Tip:

American Dance Platform
Tuesday January 12th. 7:30PM
Wednesday January 13th. 7:30PM
Thursday January 14th. 8PM
Friday January 15th. 8PM
Saturday January 16th. 2PM & 8PM
Sunday January 17th. 2PM & 7:30 PM
The Joyce Theater

The Joyce Theater is proud to launch its first American Dance Platform, showcasing some of the most captivating American companies performing today. This year’s festival features companies representing different regions throughout America and pairs emerging companies with those that are more established. The festival is curated by Paul King and Walter Jaffe, the founders and directors of White Bird, the acclaimed dance presentation series based in Portland, Oregon.

Program A: Tue, Jan 12 at 7:30pm and Sun, Jan 17 at 7:30pm

Martha Graham Dance Company and Reggie Wilson/Fist and Heel Performance Group

Program B: Wed, Jan 13 at 7:30pm and Sun, Jan 17 at 2pm

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and TU Dance

Program C: Thu, Jan 14 at 8pm and Sat, Jan 16 at 8pm

Spectrum Dance Theater + Donald Byrd and NW Dance Project

Program D: Fri, Jan 15 at 8pm and Sat, Jan 16 at 2pm

Alonzo King LINES Ballet and Ate9 dANCEcOMPANY

Tickets $40; $30; $20; $10; Joyce Members $30; $23. For more information or advance purchase call JoyceCharge at (212) 242-0800 or visit joyce.org.

The Joyce Theater | 175 Eighth Avenue
New York, NY 10011


 

January 14, 2016

New York Cool Tip:

AudreyChen Dance Center's
"newsteps"
January 14-16 at 7:30 PM
Chen Dance Center

Chen Dance Center presents newsteps, its semi-annual emerging choreographer's series. The five choreographers on the January performances, chosen through an open audition, are Hannah Garner, Gina Montalto, Takeshi Ohashi, Laura Henry, and Ayaka Kamei. Each receives a stipend, rehearsal space at the Chen Dance Center, and three public performances to show their work. Since 1994, the Chen Dance Center has, through their grants, supported and presented hundreds of dancers and choreographers developing new work.

Tickets: $12; $10 for students & seniors
Reservations: 212.349.0438


Chen Dance Center | 70 Mulberry Street, 2nd floor
Corner of Mulberry & Bayard



 

January 12, 2016

New York Cool Tip:

American Dance Platform
Tuesday January 12th. 7:30PM
Wednesday January 13th. 7:30PM
Thursday January 14th. 8PM
Friday January 15th. 8PM
Saturday January 16th. 2PM & 8PM
Sunday January 17th. 2PM & 7:30 PM
The Joyce Theater

The Joyce Theater is proud to launch its first American Dance Platform, showcasing some of the most captivating American companies performing today. This year’s festival features companies representing different regions throughout America and pairs emerging companies with those that are more established. The festival is curated by Paul King and Walter Jaffe, the founders and directors of White Bird, the acclaimed dance presentation series based in Portland, Oregon.

Program A: Tue, Jan 12 at 7:30pm and Sun, Jan 17 at 7:30pm

Martha Graham Dance Company and Reggie Wilson/Fist and Heel Performance Group

Program B: Wed, Jan 13 at 7:30pm and Sun, Jan 17 at 2pm

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and TU Dance

Program C: Thu, Jan 14 at 8pm and Sat, Jan 16 at 8pm

Spectrum Dance Theater + Donald Byrd and NW Dance Project

Program D: Fri, Jan 15 at 8pm and Sat, Jan 16 at 2pm

Alonzo King LINES Ballet and Ate9 dANCEcOMPANY

Tickets $40; $30; $20; $10; Joyce Members $30; $23. For more information or advance purchase call JoyceCharge at (212) 242-0800 or visit joyce.org.

The Joyce Theater | 175 Eighth Avenue
New York, NY 10011




Another New York Cool Tip:

J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions
Thursday January 7th - Thursday January 14th. 12pm-6pm
Grand Central Terminal, Vanderbilt Hall

The annual J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions (ToC) arrives in Grand Central Terminal for the 19th year from January 7-14, bringing together the world’s greatest squash stars for an exciting week of international competition and live spectator events. Drawing over 200,000 viewers, ToC is the largest squash spectator event in the world and the only world-class sporting event held annually in Grand Central Terminal. The matches are played beneath the iconic chandeliers in Vanderbilt Hall in a state-of-the-art glass squash court with stadium seating for 500 and a free standing room area for commuters and passerby interested in the unique experience. Gracing the courts with their talent will be all of the world’s top-ranking men’s and women’s players, representing 24 nations and six continents.

Tickets range from $8-$170. For more information visit www.tocsquash.com. To purchase tickets online go to www.tocsquash.com/ticket-info/buy-tickets.html.

Grand Central Terminal, Vanderbilt Hall | 89 East 42nd Street

 


 

 

January 10, 2016

New York Cool Tip:

Hlif Sigurjonsdottir in Concert
Sunday, January 10 at 8:00 PM
National Opera Center

Icelandic violinist Hlif Sigurjonsdottir will be in concert on Sunday,
January 10, 2016 at 8:00 PM at Marc A. Scorca Hall of National Opera
Center, 330 Seventh Avenue in Manhattan. This is presented by Jeffrey
James Arts Consulting.

Ms. Sigurjonsdottir will perform solo violin compositions, Icelandic
composer Runa Ingimundar’s From My Home, J.S. Bach’s Partita II in d
minor, BWV 1004 and American composer Merrill Clark’s The Sorceress -
Sigurjonsdottir Sonata (accompanied by a video work by the Greek artist
Ektoras Binikos).

The Ingimundar and Clark works were written for her and can be found on
the CD Dialogus, released in 2014 by MSR Classics -
http://www.msrcd.com/catalog/cd/MS1551. The disk was included on Fanfare
Magazine’s 2015 Best of the Year Want List.

Tickets for the January 10 event are $15 and are available at
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2477253. For more information,
call 516-586-3433 or visit
http://www.operaamerica.org/Applications/Calendar/index2.aspx.

National Opera Center | 330 Seventh Avenue in Manhattan
URL: http://www.operaamerica.org/Applications/Calendar/index2.aspx



January 6, 2016

New York Cool Tip:

El Museo del Barrio's Three King Day
Wednesday Janaury 6th @ 11AM
Free

Our favorite time of the year is upon us! Enjoy live camels, colorful puppets, music, and dancing on this magical day. This year, we celebrate our youth and those who devote their lives to the social and economic well-being of young people. ¡Nuestra temporada favorita está aquí! Celebra este día mágico con nosotros, y disfruta de camellos, títeres coloridos, música y baile. Este año honramos nuestra juventud y aquellos que han dedicado su vida hacia su mejoramiento social y económico.

REGISTER TO MARCH!
Families, community members, organizations, school groups, and local businesses are encouraged to participate. Familias, miembros de la comunidad, organizaciones, grupos escolares, y negocios locales están invitados a participar.

To register, click here. Para registrarte, haz click aquí.

PARADE SCHEDULE
11:00am-12:30pm, El Barrio
The parade begins at 106th Street and Lexington Avenue and ends at 115th Street and Park Avenue. El desfile comienza en la calle 106 y Lexington Avenue y termina en la calle 115 y Park Avenue.

12:00pm-1:00pm, La Marqueta
Celebrate the end of the parade with traditional Puerto Rican music and food. Sponsored by Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and La Marqueta Retoña. Celebra el fin del desfile con música y comida tradicional de Puerto Rico. Patrocinado por la Presidenta del Consejo Municipal, Melissa Mark-Viverito y La Marqueta Retoña.

1:00pm-2:00pm, El Museo
The festivities continue at El Museo with live music and free admission to our galleries. La celebración continúa en El Museo con música en vivo, así como entrada gratuita a nuestros galerias.

VOLUNTEER AT THE PARADE
More than 5,000 people participate in the parade each year! Help us accompany school groups along the route, distribute crowns, and engage with our community. For info, email volunteers@elmuseo.org. ¡Cada año mas de 5,000 personas participan en el desfile! Ayúdanos a acompañar a los grupos escolares a lo largo de la ruta, distribuir coronas, y entablar con nuestra comunidad. Para mas información, envié un email a volunteers@elmuseo.org.


 

January 5, 2016

New York Cool Tip:

Daniil Simkin’s
INTENSIO
Tuesday January 5th. 7:30PM
Wednesday January 6th. 7:30PM
Thursday January 7th. 8PM
Friday January 8th. 8PM
Saturday January 9th. 2PM & 8PM
Sunday January 10th. 2PM
The Joyce Theater

Acclaimed by The New York Times for possessing “a beauty of line and a spacious grace,” American Ballet Theatre Principal dancer Daniil Simkin is joined by equally exceptional artists for INTENSIO, a program featuring works by choreographers Alexander Ekman, Gregory Dolbashian, Jorma Elo, and Annabelle Lopez Ochoa. In addition to Simkin, the cast of INTENSIO includes American Ballet Theatre company members Isabella Boylston, Alexandre Hammoudi, Blaine Hoven, Calvin Royal III, Hee Seo, Cassandra Trenary, and James Whiteside, as well as Céline Cassone, a special guest artist from Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal.

Tickets $75; $50; $20; $10; Joyce Members $56; $38. For more information or advance purchase call JoyceCharge at (212) 242-0800 or visit joyce.org.

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The Joyce Theater | 175 Eighth Avenue
New York, NY 10011


 

Another New York Cool Tip:

Nancy Bogen Presents the World Premiere of
The Wasteland, A Slide-Choreography Poetry and Music Video
January 5 at 3:00 PM
Anthology Film Archives

Nancy Bogen will present the World Premiere of her slide-choreography
video The Wasteland on Tuesday, January 5 @ 3:00 PM at Anthology Film
Archives, 32 Second Ave. (corner of East 2nd St. and 2nd Ave.) in
Manhattan.

Judith Barnes and Peter Ludwig are featured readers of T.S. Eliot’s 1922
poem The Wasteland, with video images chosen and choreographed by Ms.
Bogen. The video also includes music by New York-based composer Richard
Brooks.

Ms. Bogen will introduce the video.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call
516-586-3433 or visit http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/.


Anthology Film Archives | 32 Second Ave.
Corner of East 2nd St. and 2nd Ave. in Manhattan
URL: http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/


 

Another New York Cool Tip:

Celebration of American Circus Awards
Tuesday January 5th, 2016. 8PM.
Damrosch Park, Lincoln Center

To honor and spotlight the distinguished achievements in the American circus arts, Circus Now together with the Big Apple Circus, in association with Executive Producer and Director Jonathan S. Cerullo, JSC Theatricals, is proud to present the 2nd Annual Celebration of American Circus at the Big Top at Lincoln Center on January 5, 2016 at 8pm. Part ceremony, part performance, the Celebration of American Circus will honor four artists and/or organizations that have been prominent in the circus arts landscape in America, while spotlighting the thriving state of the circus arts across the nation, and will feature Emcee Thom Wall, with performances from a variety of breath-taking acts. Tickets start at $25 and are available online at www.circusnow.org/CELEBRATE2016/.

For the second year, the Celebration of American Circus presents a distinguished and impressive roster of honorees, all of which have spent decades furthering the appreciation of circus arts in America. Sabrina Motley, director of the Smithsonian's Folklife Festival, will present the Community Impact Award to Circus Smirkus Founder Rob Mermin and Ed LeClair, Smirkus's Executive Director. Duncan Wall of Circus Now will present the Elevating Circus Award to Dominque Jando, renowned circus historian and author. David Shiner will roast and toast and present the Evolving Circus Award to his fellow clownical artist Bill Irwin. And this year we introduce a new award, the Lifetime Achievement Award, will be presented by the legendary Dolly Jacobs (Circus Sarasota) to the legendary Hovey Burgess!

Damrosch Park |Amsterdam Ave. and W. 62 St. NYC 10023


 

January 2, 2016

Two New York Cool Tips:

National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene
THE GOLDEN BRIDE
Wednesdays & Thursdays at 2pm & 7:30pm
Saturdays at 7:30pm
Sundays at 2pm & 6pm
Additional performances Dec. 22 & 29 at 2pm,
Dec. 25 at noon,
Jan. 1 at noon
Special gala Dec. 8 at 7:30pm.
Nno performances Dec 24 or Dec. 31
No matinees Dec. 2 or 3 and no 6pm show on Dec. 13.
December 2 - January 3
Museum of Jewish Heritage

Now entering its 101st season, the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene [NYTF] will present the first contemporary revival of the lost Yiddish American operetta classic THE GOLDEN BRIDE (Di Goldene Kale). Featuring a cast of 20 and an orchestra of 14, this rare glimpse back into musical theater history begins previews December 2 as part of NYTF's inaugural year in residency at the Museum of Jewish Heritage [MJH]. The production marks the first long-running, full-scale production hosted at the Museum's 375-seat Edmond J. Safra Hall, which will be specially transformed for this ambitious event. Opening night is slated for Wednesday, December 9.

In THE GOLDEN BRIDE, a beautiful young woman named Goldele, abandoned as a child, receives an unexpected inheritance and sets off on a journey from Russia across the seas to America to claim her estate, find her mother and offer her hand to the man who can help.

Tickets are $40 ($35 for previews) at 866-811-4111 or nytf.org.

The Museum of Jewish Heritage| 36 Battery Place at First Place
Accessible from the 4/5 train at Bowling or the 1/R at Rector Street.


The Little Match Girl Passion      
Wednesday, December 23rd 7PM
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium

Tickets: $65. 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)


 

 

December 20, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

The Snow Maiden
Sunday, December 20, 2015 at 4pm
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College will team up once again with producer Anton Krilloff present a Russian holiday fairy tale, The Snow Maiden, on Sunday, December 20, 2015 at 4pm. Ticket prices range from $35 to $60 and can be purchased at BrooklynCenter.org or by calling the box office at 718-951-4500 (Tues-Sat, 1pm-6pm). The running time is 1 hour and 10 minutes with no intermission. The Snow Maiden is performed in Russian with English subtitles.

In this magical Russian Christmas version of the Cinderella story, Grandfather Frost (the Russian Santa Claus) transforms a poor young girl into the beautiful Snow Maiden after proving her worthiness. This delightful children's extravaganza incorporates traditional Russian songs, dances and elaborate costumes to create a winter wonderland. At the end of the performance, every child in the audience will receive a Christmas candy gift box.

The festivities begin with a musical interlude of Russian folk music played by the ensemble Barynya, followed by entertainment and riddles by skomorokhi, traditional Russian clowns who historically traveled from town to town, performing in the streets and at fairs, singing comedic songs and acting out satirical sketches. As the pre-show comes to a close, Grandfather Frost (the Russian Santa Claus) is introduced, who acts as a type of narrator for the musical fairy tale to follow.

The Snow Maiden premiered in 2008 in Moscow. The creative team on this show includes an honored Russian writer and director Boris Boreyko (The Bremen Town Musicians), director and choreographer Andrey Ivanov, and costume designer Tatyana Kudryavtseva. All costumes were created by the Mariinsky Theatre tailors. www.thesnowmaiden.com.

Visit BrooklynCenter.org for a complete season lineup.

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, Tuesday-Saturday, 1pm-6pm


 

December 19, 2015

New York Cool Tip:


Canticum Novum Singers Presents A Canticum Novum Christmas
Saturday, December 19 at 8 PM and Sunday December 20 at 2:30 PM
December 19 at St. Ignatius of Antioch Church
December 20 at Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, both in Manhattan

These first concerts of The Canticum Novum Singers’ 2015-16 season will include holiday music by Dutch composer Samuel Scheidt, Renaissance composer William Byrd, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Americans John Harbison and Morton Lauridsen, and traditional carols arranged by British composers David Willcocks and John Rutter. Tickets for the December 19 and 20 events are $25 general admission, $20 students/seniors. For tickets and more information, call 914-582-3915 or visit http://www.canticumnovum.org/season.html. For MTA transportation information, visit http://www.mta.info/.

Saturday, December 19 at St. Ignatius of Antioch Church, 552 West End Avenue and Sunday December 20 at Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, 82nd Street (bwtn Broadway and Amsterdam), both in Manhattan


 

December 17, 2015

New York Cool Tip:


THE GOLDEN BRIDE
Wednesdays & Thursdays at 2pm & 7:30pm
Saturdays at 7:30pm
Sundays at 2pm & 6pm
Additional performances Dec. 22 & 29 at 2pm,
Dec. 25 at noon,
Jan. 1 at noon
Special gala Dec. 8 at 7:30pm.
Nno performances Dec 24 or Dec. 31
No matinees Dec. 2 or 3 and no 6pm show on Dec. 13.
December 2 - January 3
Museum of Jewish Heritage

Now entering its 101st season, the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene [NYTF] will present the first contemporary revival of the lost Yiddish American operetta classic THE GOLDEN BRIDE (Di Goldene Kale). Featuring a cast of 20 and an orchestra of 14, this rare glimpse back into musical theater history begins previews December 2 as part of NYTF's inaugural year in residency at the Museum of Jewish Heritage [MJH]. The production marks the first long-running, full-scale production hosted at the Museum's 375-seat Edmond J. Safra Hall, which will be specially transformed for this ambitious event. Opening night is slated for Wednesday, December 9.

In THE GOLDEN BRIDE, a beautiful young woman named Goldele, abandoned as a child, receives an unexpected inheritance and sets off on a journey from Russia across the seas to America to claim her estate, find her mother and offer her hand to the man who can help.

Tickets are $40 ($35 for previews) at 866-811-4111 or nytf.org.

The Museum of Jewish Heritage| 36 Battery Place at First Place
Accessible from the 4/5 train at Bowling or the 1/R at Rector Street.


 

December 14, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

Eye on Dance showing of interview with Bessie Schonberg and Louise Roberts
Monday December 14 at 6:30 PM
Gibney Dance, 280 Broadway

Celia Ipiotis, creator/producer/host of Eye on Dance TV interview series, announces a free showing of her interview with Bessie Schonberg (dance mentor, composition teacher) and Louise Roberts (dance mentor, director of Clark Center) taped in 1986. At the live panel discussion that will follow the screening, Ipiotis will explore the impact of Roberts' and Schonberg's dedication to encourage a new generation of dancers, choreographers and mentors with Jawole Willa Jo Zollar (director of Urban Bush Women) and Jill Williams (director of Clark Center Remembered).

free admission - information at 646.836.6809

Gibney Dance | 280 Broadway (entrance at 53A Chambers St.)


Another New York Cool Tip:

Opening Doors:
The Music of Maglione & Ruiz , Lyons & Pakchar , and Rosser & Sohne
Monday, December 14th. 7:30 PM - late
(Le) Poisson Rouge

Opening Doors: The Music of Maglione & Ruiz, Lyons & Pakchar, and Rosser & Sohne highlights the music of three different composing teams as they celebrate the ups and downs of collaboration. This night will feature an eight-piece band, Broadway performers, and rising talent in new musical theatre. Opening Doors is dedicated to anyone who’s ever opened a door for someone else before they let themselves in.

Tickets $20. For more information and adva
nce purchasing please visit

http://bit.ly/1VX8szz

(Le) Poisson Rouge | 158 Bleecker Street(and Thompson)


 

December 11, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

"Eternal Youth Here" by C. Finley
Dec. 11th, 7-11pm
@119 Ludlow Street, New York, NY

ETERNAL YOUTH HERE, a solo-show by C. Finley, will feature vibrant, small-scale paintings of the artist’s signature elements: wild colors, sensuality, and geometry that emanate positive energy and celebrate divine interventions. These works are conceived as talismans that the artist has charged with color, unconditional love, and joy. Inspired by the project she curated in NYC in 2014 The Whitney Houston Biennial: I’m Every Woman, C. Finley will morph the Con Artist Collective gallery space into an active site to host salon style performances in collaboration with other artists. The space will remain indefinable: a laboratory, an altar, a happening, a stage, and a dance floor spilling out the front door into the neighborhood - a fluid space inviting conversation, community, and intervention. The Wallpaper Dumpster Project, Finley’s own brand of street art that has been executed on the streets of Rome, Vienna and New York, transforms environmental activism into unexpected beauty; and through this public art project provides monuments of joy, laughter and discovery for any passersby.

119 Ludlow Street | New York, NY


December 10-11, 2015

New York Cool Tips:

NEW YORK THEATRE BALLET Presents
Keith Michael's
The Nutcracker
Friday, December 11, 2015 at 12 pm
Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 11am, 1pm, and 3:30pm
Sunday, December 13, 2015 at 11am, 1pm, and 3:30pm
December 11-13, 2015
Florence Gould Hall

New York Theatre Ballet will perform Keith Michael's The Nutcracker from December 11-13, 2015 at Florence Gould Hall, 55 East 59th Street, NYC (between Park and Madison Avenues). Performances are Friday at 12pm; Saturday at 11am, 1pm, and 3:30pm; and Sunday at 11am, 1pm, and 3:30pm.

Tickets are $24 for children 12 and under and $34 for adults, and are available online at www.nytb.org, via Ticketmaster at (800) 982-2787, or in person at the Florence Gould Hall box office at (212) 355-6160. For group sales: 212-679-0401 or email groups@nytb.org.

Florence Gould Hall | 55 East 59th Street, NYC
Between Park and Madison Avenues




The Yorkville Nutcracker
Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7pm
Saturday at 2pm
Sunday at 12pm and 5pm.
December 10-13, 2015
The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College

Dances Patrelle presents The Yorkville Nutcracker from December 10-13, 2015 at The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College, E. 68th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues, NYC.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of The Yorkville Nutcracker, set in 1895, which includes lavish sets and costumes and takes the audience on a tour through Olde New York's most beloved landmarks, including a holiday party at Gracie Mansion, dancing at the Crystal Palace in the New York Botanical Garden, and skating in Central Park. The Yorkville Nutcracker provides an opportunity for young dancers to dance alongside professional artists. This year, Abi Stafford and Adrian Danchig-Waring, both Principal Dancers with New York City Ballet, return as the Sugar Plum and Cavalier. Other dancers include John-Mark Owen and Julie Voshell dancing the Arabian Divertissement and Matthew Dibble,Justin Peck, Therese Wendler and Nadezhda Vostrikov alternating as the Snow King and Queen.

Ticketsare $45-85 (student and senior discounts available) and are available at www.dancespatrelle.org, by phone at 212-772-4448, or in person at The Kaye Playhouse Box Office.

The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College | E. 68th Street
Between Park and Lexington Avenues, NYC.


 

December 9, 2015

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November 29, 2015

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THE SAVANNAH DISPUTATION

Thursdays and Fridays at 7pm
Sundays at 3pm
Additional performances Wednesday, December 2 and
Saturday, December 19at 7pm.
November 27 - December 20.
the cell

Me & She Productions and ManyTracks Inc. present a revival of Evan Smith's THE SAVANNAH DISPUTATION, a saucy comedy exploring the imperfections of blind faith and the thorny issues of religious dogma. Directed by Katrin Hilbe, previews begin November 27 at the cell with opening set for December 6.

THE SAVANNAH DISPUTATION is set at Christmas time in Georgia. Two Catholic spinsters are suddenly thrust into a verbal smackdown with a perky evangelist who has arrived at their doorstep to save their souls. With their comfortable equilibrium threatened by this intruder who denounces the Catholic faith, they enlist the help of parish priest Father Murphy. Murphy is furious once he realizes the sisters’ intention that he play devil’s (or God’s) advocate, and eventually the evening comically dissolves into personal confrontations and surprising revelations.

Tickets: $18 at 212-352-3101 or www.meandsheproductions.org

the cell | 338 W 23rd St,
Between 8th & 9th Avenues
Aaccessible from the C & E trains at 23rd Street.

 


 

November 21, 2015

New York Cool Tips:

14th Street Y presents
PAUSE/PLAY
Saturdays 2PM - 5:30PM.
November 14, 2015 - Thanksgiving (followed by a Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for the Y's new Playroof);
December 12, 2015 - Chanukah;
January 9, 2016 - Family Fit Day;
February 6, 2016 - Tu BiShvat;
March 12, 2016 - Purim
14th Street Y

The 14th Street Y through Downtown Jews presents, PAUSE/PLAY, an innovative Saturday afternoon of Shabbat programming, beginning November 14, 2015 and continuing one Saturday per month through March 2016. Join us for recreational activities for adults and children at an event designed for our diverse Downtown Community at 344 East 14th Street. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for kids under 18 and $30 Family Tickets when purchased in advance online. Day of ticketing is $15 for adults, $10 for kids under 18 and $40 family tickets. (This event is Free for 14th Street Y members). For more information, please visit http://www.14streety.org/pauseplay.

PAUSE/PLAY takes place on Saturday afternoons from 2-5:30pm:

Tickets $5-$10. For more information or advance purchase visit www.www.14streety.org/pauseplay.

14th Street Y | 344 East 14th Street


 

Shall We Tango NYC 2015 Gala and Milonga
November 21 Gala show at 8:00 PM – Milonga at 9:00 PM
Manhattan’s Clemente Soto Velez Center

Featured Performers are Pianist Polly
Ferman’s GlamourTango and Dancers Gabriel Misse and Guillermina Quiroga

What: Shall We Tango NYC Gala and Milonga featuring pianist Polly
Ferman, GlamourTango and Dancers Gabriel Misse and Guillermina Quiroga
When: Saturday, November 21 –
Where:

Pan American Musical Art Research (PAMAR) and Latin
American Cultural Week (LACW) 2015, both founded and directed by Polly
Ferman, present Shall We Tango NYC Gala and Milonga on Saturday,
November 21 at Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center, 107
Suffolk Street in Manhattan. This is presented in association with Karin
Romero.

The Gala show starts at 8:00 PM and will feature the Gustavo Moretto
Septet - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8ay8YegGDo, Polly Ferman's
GlamourTango http://www.glamourtango.com and Dardo Galetto's New
Generation Dance Company - http://www.newgenerationdc.com.

The Milonga will start at 9:00 and features a tango DJ, internationally
renowned bandoneon virtuoso Daniel Binelli, and dancers Gabriel Misse
and Guillermina Quiroga.

Tickets for the November 21 program are $30/$40 at the door, and are
available at http://www.dardogallettostudios.com/.
URL: http://www.shallwetango.com/home/

Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center | 107 Suffolk
Street in Manhattan


 

November 20, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

Fountain House Gallery's 14th Annual
​Mad About Art Auction and Benefit
Thursday, November 19th 6:00 – 9:00 PM
Metropolitan West
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To view and start bidding on our exciting silent auction, click HERE!
Our original Fountain House Gallery artwork and one-of-a-kind experiences are sure to generate competitive bids so we urge you to bid early and often. The auction is now live. Don't get outbid...make sure you take home your favorite items!

All proceeds from the Silent Auction go to support Fountain House Gallery and our artists living and working with mental illness. Thank you for your support of Mad About Art!

Here are just a few of the extraordinary experiences:

A Six-Night African Safari for Two
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Round-trip JetBlue tickets and a weekend stay at the trendy Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas:
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A private tour of famed artist William Wegman's studio:

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Lunch with a Broadway Producer​
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And much more! Bidding is now live at http://bidpal.net/madaboutart

For more information, contact Caroline Slaten at cslaten@fountainhouse.org or 212.582.0341 ext. 317

Metropolitan West | 639 West 46th Street, New York City


 

Another New York Cool Tip:

7TH ANNUAL AFRICAN CHILDREN’S CHOIR CHANGEMAKERS GALA
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2015
6:30-7:30pm – VIP Reception & Wine Tasting
7:30pm – General Admission, Show & Dance Party
City Winery

The internationally-acclaimed African Children’s Choir (ACC) is coming once again to New York City for their 7th Annual fundraising gala at City Winery on November 19th. Last year, they honored Taylor Kitsch and this year, they are pleased to award Ray Barnett the founder and original ChangeMaker with the ChangeMakers Award for his long time devotion and continuous support of the African Children’s Choir.

The event includes special guests Carla Gugino (Entourage, SpyKids, The Brink), and live performances by Big Kenny (Big & Rich), the African Children’s Choir & more!

https://www.fundraise.com/accnycgala

City Winery | 155 Varick Street (between Spring & Vandam Streets), NYC


Another New York Cool Tip:

BORIS The Christmas Tarantula 
November 20, 2015 - 2016.
Amazon.com

The next Christmas classic, BORIS The Christmas Tarantula will hit the world of online bookstores on November 20, 2015.  Written by New York writer and performer Joel Jeske and illustrated by paper-cutting artist Emmanuel Jose, BORIS tells the story of an innocent giant tarantula that loves Christmas more than anything else.  Using his talents as his guide, BORIS saves the day and finds a place to belong with Santa and his family of elves at the North Pole.  BORIS will be available in hardcover or eBOOK on Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com, Powell's Books, and Books-A-Million.  Through the publisher, Bookbaby, BORIS will also be available on a wholesale book network including Ingram Baker & Tay-lor, Bookazine, and BPDI Corp.

According to author Joel Jeske and illustrator Emmanuel Jose, "Christmas is a celebration of joy and good will that can easily get lost with the stress of the holiday.  Every once in a while a gentle, if not in-timidating, reminder comes along in the most unlikely way.  BORIS, through his love of Christmas, re-minds us all to be good to ourselves and others on Christmas and every day of the year."

To purchase a copy go to http://www.amazon.ca/Boris-Christmas-Tarantula-Joel-Jeske/dp/1682224694.

Amazon.com |NYC


November 15, 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 Sunday November 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

 


 

Another New York Cool Tip:

KALEIDOSCOPE RHYTHMS!
Featuring "Bulgarian-born piano dynamo" (TimeOut New York) Tania Stavreva
Sunday, November 15th, 2015 at 8PM (doors open at 7:30pm)
Tenri Cultural Institute

The Tenri Cultural Institute welcomes back "Bulgarian-born piano dynamo" (Time Out NY) Tania Stavreva with unique, exciting and rare to find anywhere program featuring the United States Premiere of Nimrod Borenstein's (British based French-Israeli composer) "Ostinato Etude", Op.66, No.1, original new works by Tania Stavreva (with Bulgarian asymmetrical rhythms 7/8, 9/8, 11/16, etc.), including a world premiere, also works by composers Ginastera (Argentina), Stoyanov (Bulgaria), Mompou (Spain), Chopin (Poland), Shohat (Israel), P. and A. Vladigerov (Bulgaria, Bulgarian-Jewish composers) and others.

- Tania Stavreva - "Rhythmic Movement" (2012)
- Pancho Vladigerov (1899-1978) - "Rhythmic Movement" op. 37, No.6

- Alberto Ginastera (1916-1983) - American Prelude No. 6
- Tania Stavreva - Bulgarian Prelude (Tribute to Ginastera, 2015)
- Alberto Ginastera - Ruvideo ed ostinato, Op.22

- Gil Shohat (b. 1973) - "The Scream" based on the painting "The Scream" by E. Munch
- Tania Stavreva - "The Dark Side of the Sun" (2012)

- Federico Mompou - selected works from "Impresiones Intimas"

- Frederic Chopin (1810-1849) - Etude No.1, F Minor from Trois nouvelles etudes
- Nimrod Borenstein (b. 1969) - "Ostinato Etude" Op. 66, No. 1 - United States Premiere (inspired by the Chopin etudes)

- Veselin Stoyanov (1902-1969) - "Prelude" from Three Pieces for Piano in 9/8

- Alexander Vladigerov (1933-1993) - Variations on Bulgarian Folk Song "Dilmano, Dilbero", Op. 2

Tania Stavreva
http://www.taniastavreva.com

Advanced Tickets: $20, $10: http://kaleidoscope-rhythms.bpt.com or $25, $15 at the door

Tenri Cultural Institute | 43A West 13th St (between 5th & 6th Ave.), NYC


 

November 11, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

Kyle Abraham
Abraham.In.Motion
Tuesday November 10th. 7:30PM
Wednesday November 11th. 7:30PM
Thursday November 12th. 8PM
Friday November 13th. 8PM
Saturday November 14th. 2PM & 8PM
Sunday November 15th. 2PM
The Joyce Theater

2013 MacArthur Fellow Kyle Abraham is a Princess Grace and Bessie Award-winning choreographer whose work is often characterized by a sensual and provocative movement vocabulary combined with a strong emphasis on sound. This season celebrates that love of sound by treating Joyce audiences to the company’s first ever live music program. Highlighting the program—The Gettin’, featuring music by Grammy Award-winning jazz artist Robert Glasper and his trio, who reimagine Max Roach’s We Insist! Freedom Now Suite, and the New York premiere of Absent Matter, a new work created in collaboration with Blue Note recording artist Otis Brown III, multimedia artist Tahir Hemphill, and costume designer Karen Young.

Tickets $50; $35; $20; $10; Joyce Members $38; $26. For more information or advance purchase call JoyceCharge at (212) 242-0800 or visit joyce.org.

The Joyce Theater | 175 Eighth AvenueNew York, NY 10011


 

November 9, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

Contemporary Theatre from Brazil
Featuring Jô Bilac, Renata Mizrahi, Newton Moreno & Julia Spadaccini
Monday, November 9 | 6:30pm Readings + Conversation
The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center

Discover contemporary Brazilian playwriting at the Segal Center in a unique presentation of four excerpted readings of new plays from Brazil:

The Meal by Newton Moreno, translated by Elizabeth Jackson
Galápagos by Renata Mizrahi, translated by Luciana Malta

Directed by Tea Alagic.

The Front Door by Julia Spadaccini, translated by Ana Candida Carneiro
Fluxorama by Jô Bilac, translated by Elizabeth Jackson

Directed by Kaneza Schaal.

The readings will be followed by a panel discussion with the Brazilian playwrights Jô Bilac and Renata Mizrahi.

The evening is co-curated by Brazilian producer Marcia Abujamra, in collaboration with Tom Sellar, editor of Yale’s Theater magazine, and guest co-editor Claudia Tatinge Nascimento in celebration of Theater magazine’s special fall edition of contemporary Brazilian dramas in newly commissioned English translations.

Free + Open to the Public
First come, first served.

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center | The Graduate Center CUNY.
CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue at 34th Street.
www.theSegalCenter.org


November 8, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

2015 TRU Love Benefit
Sunday November 8th. 12PM
Sardi's

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) will celebrate its 24th year as a not-for-profit service organization with its annual gala, the TRU Love Benefit. This year's theme is Making Our Gardens Grow, recognizing three people who are each helping to change the landscape of theater in highly individual ways. The 2015 TRU Spirit of Theater Award, given to a member of the producing community who has demonstrated exceptional generosity, support and kindness to others in the business, will be awarded to producer Patrick Blake (The 39 Steps, Bedlam Theatre's Hamlet/St. Joan, Play Dead, My Life Is a Musical, The Exonerated, In the Continuum), also the founder of Rhymes Over Beats, a game-changing new hip hop theater company; the TRU Humanitarian Award will be presented to Teresa Eyring on behalf of one of American theater's pre-eminent service organizations, Theatre Communications Group (TCG); and the TRU Entrepreneur Award, given for consistency, unique thinking and innovation, will be presented to Linda Amiel Burns for 38 years of The Singing Experience, a unique cabaret workshop that helps ordinary people blossom into singing "stars."

Tickets $125 - $200. For more information or advance purchase visit http://www.truonline.org/TRULove15.htm.

Sardi's | 234 W. 44th Street
(between 7th & 8th ave.)


Another New York Cool Tip:

Creative Catalyst Simposyum
Sunday, November 8th, 2015
9.30am-4.30pm
MANNY CANTOR CENTER (197 E Broadway, NYC)

Art Kibbutz invites you to join the thinkers and doers of the Jewish social justice and environmental movement coming together with artists, writers, musicians, and curators to explore a new angle on socially engaged art, activism and our changing climate. Participate in Heshvan, the Jewish Social Action Month & the National Arts and Humanities Month of the Americans for the Arts through Art Kibbutz’s Conference! Get inspired with new friends, and have fun!

Our event connects passionate people who share similar values in their work on advancing social justice issues and making ‘tzedek’ a core expression of Jewish life through their art or community work. Artists and creatives are at the forefront of communicating change, using artistic reflection, dialogue and idea generation. Learn from the experts, gather insights from Jewish texts, and delve into real-world scenarios that will elicit new ideas and instigate collaborations… and we’ll have a great time! The symposium will kick off its 2016 international, inter-disciplinary arts residency on Governor's Island focusing on socially engaged art May through September. The event is dedicated to the memory of Art Kibbutz resident, Jackie Brookner.

$25.

MANNY CANTOR CENTER |197 E Broadway, NYC


 

November 7, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

Hellenic Public Radio-Cosmos FM 91.5
2015 Phidippides Award recipient Mr. Nikos Mouyiaris
For his passionate advocacy of Hellenism
Saturday, November 7th, 2015
Terrace on the Park

Chairman: Philip Christopher-PSEKA President
Co-Chairman: Endy Zemenides- HALC Executive Director
Journal Chairman: Nicos Nicolaou
Mistress of Ceremonies: Nicole Petallides

Entrepreneur, innovator and philanthropist, Nikos Mouyiaris is Founder and CEO of Mana Products, Inc., one of the world's leading contract and private label cosmetics manufacturers. Established in 1975 with $6,000.00 that Nikos borrowed from his brother, Apostolos, Mana Products today employs over 800 people and is a partner to many of the world's largest global beauty brands. A graduate of St. John's University with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, and Rutgers University with a Master of Science, Nikos is a visionary business and community leader.

Nikos is also passionate and steadfast in his support of issues of concern to Greece and Cyprus. He is founder of the Hellenic American Leadership Council, and is on the board of the Coordinated Effort of Hellenes, the Hellenic Initiative, and the Pancyprian Association of America, among others. His philanthropic endeavors include the Elytis Chair at Rutgers, Children's SOS Villages in Greece, and other organizations in the States, Greece and Cyprus.

Music by: Grigoris Maninakis & The Mikrokosmos Ensemble

For Information Please Call
718-204-8900
or email: cosmosfm@cosmosfm.org

Terrace on the Park | 52-11 111th St, Flushing, NY 11368


 

November 6, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

Untameable by Daria Miyeko Marinelli
November 6th-22nd, 8PM – 10PM
St. Paul's Hall

There are things more important than love / Name them / Diamonds

Co-Produced by Highly Impractical Theatre and The Unsoft War, Untameable pits diamond heist against museum intrigue and tells the tale of two women, one trying to steal a jewel and the other trying to keep it safe. The work is an immersive romp between a criminal den and a modern museum; the audience navigates their own experience and much like the characters themselves, must decide between love and diamonds, honesty or victory.  

Stealing this diamond is Nel's main magnum opus. Her other is falling in love. Which slightly complicates matters when her fiancée Cabel is running the exhibit of the diamond she's aiming to steal. Untameable is a tale of diamond-crossed lovers and of rescuing a stone and getting it back to its origin country. The action is played simultaneously in La Acadé, the theives' hideaway, and The MAFM, the museum showing the diamond, and is punctuated with dance sequences detailing the origin love story of the Boy Prince who originally owned the diamond and the Lady Queen who stole it from him many eons ago. 

Untameable is an investigation into what we will do to achieve our magnum opus and what gets lost in the winning.

TICKETS:

Tickets are tiered from $.99-$99.00. For more information or advance purchase: http://untameable.bpt.me/

FACEBOOK EVENT LINK: https://www.facebook.com/events/2221620634527475/

St. Paul's Hall | 334 S 5th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211

 



November 5, 2015

New York Cool Tip:


The Jewish Museum and Bang on a Can Present
Bang on a Can: The Power of Pictures
Featuring Robert Black with the Hartt Bass Band and Friends
How Soviet Photography and Film Influenced Society
The Power of Pictures: Early Soviet Photography, Early Soviet Film
November 5 at 7:30pm
Concert Tied to Exhibition Exploring
The Jewish Museum

On Thursday, November 5, 2015 at 7:30pm, Bang on a Can and the Jewish Museum will present Bang on a Can: The Power of Pictures, a concert celebrating composers who were isolated behind the Iron Curtain and had to develop their own unique ways of pushing musical boundaries. Bassist and founding member of the Bang on a Can All-Stars, Robert Black, will be joined by violinist Katie Lansdale, Bang on a Can All-Star cellist Ashley Bathgate, pianist Marko Stuparevic, percussionist Mike Jones, and the Hartt Bass Band in a program of chamber music by experimental Russian This is the second year of the Jewish Museum and Bang on a Can’s partnership, producing dynamic musical performances inspired by the Museum’s diverse slate of exhibitions. The series will include five programs throughout the year, primarily in the Jewish Museum’s Scheuer Auditorium (Fifth Avenue and 92nd Street). The season began with a free outdoor performance by DJ Spooky at the Museum Mile Festival on June 9 and a July 9 concert by innovative violinist-composer Todd Reynolds in conjunction with the Museum’s exhibition Repetition and Difference. Upcoming concerts include Unorthodox featuring the Mivos Quartet playing music by Steve Reich (February 4), and Brazil Gardens and Beyond (May 12), featuring the ever-innovative Brazilian-New Yorker Arto Lindsay.

Tickets for the November 5, February 4, and May 12 programs are $18 general public; $15 students and senior citizens; and $12 for Jewish Museum members and Bang on a Can list members, and include exhibition admission prior to the performance. Further program and ticket information is available by calling 212.423.3337 or at TheJewishMuseum.org/calendar.

The Jewish Museum | Fifth Avenue and 92nd Street, Manhattan.


 

November 4, 2015

New York Cool Tip


“VERITAS”
Harvard's "Secret Court": a gay witch-hunt in 1920
Opens Monday, October 26
Monday – Saturday at 8:00pm, with a party following the show.
October 21st – November 7th 
The Cave @ St. George’s in Gramercy Park

The Representatives in association with The Olmsted Salon present a site-specific re-imagining of “Veritas” by Stan Richardson, currently in Previews with the Opening this Monday, October 26. The theatre for the production is The Cave @ St. George’s in Gramercy Park, 209 East 16th Street, NYC 10003

The play is co-directed by Matt Steiner & Stan Richardson (The Representatives). Veritas is based on the tragic true story of a secret gay witch-hunt at Harvard in 1920, that was completely unknown. A student journalist unearthed a box of handwritten transcripts in the bowels of the Harvard library over 80 years later. 2 hours & 20 minutes (This Includes Intermission)

The talented, multi-racial cast is John Garrett Greer (Nathaniel Wollf), Chris Harral (Kenneth Day), Daniel Isaac (Edward Say), John McGinty (Eugene Cummings), DeLance Minefee (George Wilcox), Luis Moreno (Harold Saxton), Marquis Rodriguez (Joseph Lumbard), Brendan Spieth (Stanley Gilkey), Matt Steiner (Keith Smerage), and Amir Wachterman (Ernest Roberts). The Creative and the Production team includes Meg Stemmler - Creative Designer, Lindsay Maiorana - Event Producer, Paul Hudson - Lighting Designer, Ashley Walch - Costume Designer, Jordan Schildcrout - Dramaturg, Liz Richards - Production Stage Manager, Gwyn Osnos - General Manager, and Nicole Ofeno - Marketing Director. “Veritas” is an evening of theatre that is fast, intimate and exciting, The Representatives has a strong following for their presentations, which have a party following the show. http://therepresentatives.org/veritas/

Tickets are only $18 (plus service charge) and are available at
http://therepresentatives.org/veritas/

The Cave @ St. George’s in Gramercy Park | 209 East 16th Street, NYC 10003.


 

Another New York Cool Tip:

PBS's
Earth's Natural Wonders
November 4th - runs three weeks.

Wednesday, November 4, PBS debuts a new documentary series -- EARTH’S NATURAL WONDERS. Over three weekly episodes, the series takes viewers to some of the most exquisite places on earth and reveals the dangers only their inhabitants know. It is a beautifully photographed series your readers won’t want to miss.

In the premiere episode airing at 8:00 PM ET, the series travels to extreme locales including Mount Everest’s Khumbu Icefall with avalanches that pose incredible danger to sherpas, the Grand Canyon, where conservationists try to ensure a condor chick’s survival, and the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro, where farmers must protect their fields nightly from elephants.

http://www.pbs.org/program/earths-natural-wonders/


 

November 1, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

Zullo/RawMovement Presents
The Architecture of Proximity
Wednesday - Saturday, October 28-31, 2015 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, November 1, 2015 at 3 p.m.
Theater at the 14th Street Y

The Architecture of Proximity combines elements of post-modern dance, voguing, gestural, and impulse generated movement. It is an immersive dance work that explores the relationship between architectural spaces and their physical and psychological effects on the body. The work examines what happens when the proximity between audience and performer is erased and investigates how boundaries and borders define a sense of "ownership" of self and space. Zullo uses the collected essays in Space & Psyche, edited by Elizabeth Danze and Stephen Sonnenberg from the Center for American Architecture and Design at The University of Texas at Austin, to further consider how spaces effect the body both physically and psychologically. Composer David Engelhard creates an original and interactive sound score that responds to the performers' choices.

The Architecture of Proximity was performed alongside Mana Hashimoto's Stories of Blind-Light, Shadow and Wind on January 29, 2015 at FLICfest at the Irondale Center.

RawMovement dancers: Bong Ian Dizon, Sarah Eichler, Hana Goldstone, Heidi Morgan, Jillian Sawyer, and guest performers Brittany Beyer, Nicole Loeffler-Gladstone, Liz Little, Dale Ratcliff, Kat Sullivan.
The Architecture of Proximity is presented in association with the Dance Series at the 14th Street Y.

Collaborators: Visual Artist Sarah Crespo, Composer David Engelhard, Visual Technology Artist Kat Sullivan

Tickets are $30 ($25 for students and seniors) and can be purchased at www.14streety.org, by calling (646) 395-4310, or in person at the 14th Street Y.

14th Street Y | 344 E. 14th Street, 10003, NYC.


October 31, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

Big Apple Circus Halloween Show featuring Guest Ringmaster R.L. Stine
Saturday October 31. 4:30PM.
Damrosch Park, Lincoln Center

Big Apple Circus welcomes Halloween Guest Ringmaster, R.L. Stine (author of the best-selling children's series Goosebumps) to a special Halloween performance on October 31, 2015 at 4:30pm. At this special performance, children who arrive in costume will receive a free cotton candy or popcorn voucher. The show will be followed by a costume contest and parade; the winner will receive a special prize.

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


Damrosch Park | Lincoln Center |Amsterdam Ave. and W. 62 St.NYC 10023


Another New York Cool Tip:

Village Halloween Costume Ball
Outdoor entertainment 3:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Doors open 7:30 pm
October 31,
Theater for the New City

Nonstop theater, a costume competition and ballroom dancing will bewitch the East Village in Theater for the New City's 38th annual Village Halloween Costume Ball on Saturday, October 31 at TNC, 155 First Avenue. This unique festival continues as a grand coming-together for everyday New Yorkers and artists alike. A carefree fall tradition, it celebrates the creativity that comes with the season. The one-night fiesta takes over all four of TNC's theater spaces, plus its lobby and the block of East Tenth Street between First and Second Avenues. Customarily over 1,500 wildly-clad celebrants gather for dancing, dining, showing off costumes and viewing acts from the cutting-edge of Cabaret and Theater.

Admission is $20; costume or formal wear is required. Once inside, everything is free except food and drink, which are graveyard dirt-cheap. Big-Band Dance orchestras take over the large Johnson Theater. These will include Hot Lavendar Swing Band, an all-Gay and Lesbian 18-piece orchestra, and Maquina Mono (The Monkey Machine), a Latin Salsa Rock band. The Johnson Theater will also have aerial dance by Suspended Cirque. With its Witches' Cauldron, the event can justifiably claim to have downtown's most sensational Halloween cafe. The Cino Theater of TNC becomes an atmospheric grande buffet for the event, with a variety of American and international delicacies available at peoples' prices. Holiday dishes are contributed by neighboring East Village restaurants, some with celebrity chefs. You can gobble couscous from a coffin lid beginning at 7:30 pm while enjoying spine-tingling performances by performance artists, songwriters, poets and variety artists including Phoebe Legere, Penny Arcade, Evan Laurence, Arthur Abrams, Norman Savitt, Richard West, Ellen Steier, Dawoud Kringle (sitar) and Gary Heidt. The space is designed by Susan Hemley and Desiree Conston with lighting design by Alexander Bartenieff. Outside, there are R&B and Dixieland bands, fire eaters, jugglers, storyweavers and stilt dancers, all free to the public and a gift from TNC to its neighborhood. Inside, there is theater all evening. Appearing will be Star 69, Joe Bendik, and Angel Choir, led by Matt Angel. Primy Rivera is emcee. The House of Horrors in the theater's basement will be an exploration of possession and descent into madness, designed and run by David Zen Mansley, in which revelers will be put through a maze and duly horrified. At the Champagne Bar, libations will be served by vampires who will awaken periodically for the task. Since its beginning in 1977, TNC's Halloween extravaganza has been a point of origin for many of the City's most original entertainers. Six full-length plays have grown out of playlets written for the fest and it is probable that the theatrical movement in Performance Art began there. It has been a launching pad for such formative artists as Paul Zaloom, Alice Farley, Bloolips, The Red Mole, Penny Arcade, Basil Twist and Alien Comic Tom Murrin. Each year, many acts, skits, sketches, and skadoodles go on to become the basis of larger theater works. It is also interesting to note that TNC originated the Village Halloween Parade as part of its annual Halloween Ball. The procession wound its way through the Village from TNC's second home at the corner of Jane and West Streets to Washington Square Park. Now the Village Halloween Costume Ball takes up every available inch (both floors) of TNC's multi-theater complex at 155 First Avenue (the former First Avenue Retail Market building) and adjoining outdoor spaces. Doors open at 7:30 PM and indoor entertainment begins at 8:00 PM. There will be two continuously-running cabarets. Outdoor entertainment, free to the public, will start at 3:30 PM. Outdoor entertainment is capped by "The Red and Black Masque," an annual Medieval ritual show written by Arthur Sainer, scored by David Tice and directed by Crystal Field which is performed by torchlight. Scattered through the event will be stilt dancers, jugglers, fire-eaters, Vaudeville playlets, Burlesque and Hellsouls. The lobby will be divided into rooms featuring rooms for Astrology/Numerology readings. Phyllis Yampolsky will throw the I-Ching. The entire facility will be elaborately rendered for Halloween, featuring intricate and massive environments by leading theatrical scenarists, sculptors, and artists including Walter Gurbo, Susan Hemley, Donald L. Brooks, Lytza Colon, Mark Marcante, David Zen Mansley, Candice Burridge, Pamela Mayo, Ian Gordon, Bruce Kraemer and Desiree Conston. Costume design is by Susan Hemley. The audience will pass through walls decorated by 17 muralists. The performers' list, in formation as of this writing, also includes: Bina Sharif, Trav S.D., Von Duvois Dance Collective, Andre Brown, The Love Show, Lissa Moira, Allesandra Belloni, Len Alevante, Ben Harburg and Friends, Cobu Dance and Drum, Epstein and Hassan, Eve Packer, John Grimaldi (NY Lyric Circus), Kevin Martin, Stan Baker, Mary Tierney, Jocelyn Perez (her petting zoo includes spiders and two alligators), Jiggers Is King, Dr. Sue, Margo Lee Sherman, Michael Vazquez, Norman Savitt with Susan Mitchell, Chris Force, Paganini Apparition, The Wycherly Sisters, Georgio Handman, Elizabeth Ruf, The Amazing Amy (contortionist), David Slone's "Le Squeezebox Cabaret," Fran McGee & Peter Dizozza. The annual costume judging begins at midnight with the "Monsters and Miracles Costume Parade," as all revelers are invited to march past a panel of celebrity judges. Winners will receive one-year passes to TNC and a bottle of Moet and Chandon champagne. Attendees will be judged in such categories as "Most Magickal," "Most Hydrofracked," "Most Anti-Oxidant," "Most Crony-Capitalist," "Most Transparent," "Most Encrypted," "Most Global-Warmed," "Most Whistle-Blown," "Most Missing Bees," "Most Austerity-Budgeted," "Most Obama-Cared," Most Capped-and-Traded," "Most Senior Moment," "Most Declassified," "Most User-Friendly," "Most Vaccinated," "Most Security-Risked," "Most Same-Sexed," "Most Tech Giant," "Most Public Domain," "Most Debated," "Most Patented" and "Most Insignificant." Celebrity judges will include Phoebe Legere, Bina Sharif, Chino Garcia, Andrea Fulton, David Willinger, Misha Shulman, Miguel Maldonado, John Gilman, Robert Heide, Sabura Rashid, Romiro Sandoval, Tom Attea and John Jiler.

Tickets are $20; costume or formal wear required. For more information or purchase tickets: (212) 254-1109, www.theaterforthenewcity.net.

Theater for the New City | 155 First Avenue (at E. 10th St.)
And the block of E. 10th St. between 1st and 2nd Avenues


October 29, 2015

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October 27, 2015

New York Cool Tip:


“VERITAS”
Harvard's "Secret Court": a gay witch-hunt in 1920
Opens Monday, October 26
Monday – Saturday at 8:00pm, with a party following the show.
October 21st – November 7th 
The Cave @ St. George’s in Gramercy Park

The Representatives in association with The Olmsted Salon present a site-specific re-imagining of “Veritas” by Stan Richardson, currently in Previews with the Opening this Monday, October 26. The theatre for the production is The Cave @ St. George’s in Gramercy Park, 209 East 16th Street, NYC 10003.

The play is co-directed by Matt Steiner & Stan Richardson (The Representatives). Veritas is based on the tragic true story of a secret gay witch-hunt at Harvard in 1920, that was completely unknown. A student journalist unearthed a box of handwritten transcripts in the bowels of the Harvard library over 80 years later. 2 hours & 20 minutes (This Includes Intermission)

The talented, multi-racial cast is John Garrett Greer (Nathaniel Wollf), Chris Harral (Kenneth Day), Daniel Isaac (Edward Say), John McGinty (Eugene Cummings), DeLance Minefee (George Wilcox), Luis Moreno (Harold Saxton), Marquis Rodriguez (Joseph Lumbard), Brendan Spieth (Stanley Gilkey), Matt Steiner (Keith Smerage), and Amir Wachterman (Ernest Roberts). The Creative and the Production team includes Meg Stemmler - Creative Designer, Lindsay Maiorana - Event Producer, Paul Hudson - Lighting Designer, Ashley Walch - Costume Designer, Jordan Schildcrout - Dramaturg, Liz Richards - Production Stage Manager, Gwyn Osnos - General Manager, and Nicole Ofeno - Marketing Director. “Veritas” is an evening of theatre that is fast, intimate and exciting, The Representatives has a strong following for their presentations, which have a party following the show. http://therepresentatives.org/veritas/

Tickets are only $18 (plus service charge) and are available at http://therepresentatives.org/veritas/

The Cave@ St. George's in Gramercy Park | 209 East 16th Street, NYC 10003




October 26, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

Live at Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2:
Michael Inge, Valerie OrthMonday, October 26th. 9PM-11PM
Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 2.


Freddy Nyce presents: Live At Rockwood, featuring 2 exciting, up and coming new artists:
Soul singer Michael Inge brings his signature sound to NYC. A collaborator with top writers from Nashville to London, Inge's songs have appeared in TV, films and recorded by artists worldwide.

Described as 'sexy, soulful, genuine, and edgy' and an 'indie folk powerhouse', Valerie Orth is a fearless and genre-bending songwriter. Her sound is a distinctive hybrid of alternative rock, punk-folk, dark pop and even trip-hop.

Free Show. For more info: www.michaelinge.com www.valerieorth.com

Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2 | 196 Allen St.


Another New York Cool Tip:

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION, NEW YORK CITY CHAPTER
HOSTS 28TH ANNUAL CHAPTER MEETING:
“Reducing Risk for Cognitive Decline iN Your 20’s, 30’s and Beyond: What Is or Isn’t In our Control?”
Dr. Max Gomez, CBS 2 Medical Reporter, To Serve As Moderator
Monday, October 26, 2015
5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.: Check-In
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.: Program and Q & A
8:00 p.m.: Book Signing & Reception to meet the panel
The Times Center

A distinguished panel of medical and scientific experts will lead an informative discussion titled “Reducing Risk for Cognitive Decline

Iin Your 20’s, 30’s and Beyond: What is or isn’t in our control?,” on Monday, October 26, 2015 at the Alzheimer’s Association, New York City Chapter 28th Annual Chapter Meeting. The panel will focus on how the actions we take when we are young (exercise, diet, sleep, etc.) affect our cognitive health as we age. The panel will also discuss if there are ways that we can improve our chances of preserving a healthy brain. This event is supported by Bill and Jane Brachfeld and the RBC Foundation USA.

Among the expert panelists will be:

Moderator: Dr. Max Gomez, CBS 2 Medical Reporter.
Richard S. Isaacson, MD, Director of the Alzheimer’s Prevention Clinic, Weill Cornell Memory Disorders Program, and Director of the Neurology Residency Training Program at Weill Cornell Medical College/NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Isaacson specializes in Alzheimer’s disease (AD) risk reduction and treatment, mild cognitive impairment due to AD and pre-clinical AD. His research focuses on nutrition and the implementation and longitudinal assessment of dietary interventions for AD management.

Sarah Janicki, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor in Neurology at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, in the Departments of Psychiatry and Neurology, the Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer's Disease and the Aging Brain, and the Gertrude H. Sergievsky Center. Dr. Janicki's research focuses on patients with Alzheimer's disease and related memory disorders. Her work examines how genetic variations may influence exposure to estrogen and other hormones over the lifetime, which in turn may affect onset or progression of AD or cognitive impairment. Dr. Janicki also uses neuroimaging outcomes in older people to explore the neuroanatomic correlates of hormone exposure in aging.

ADMISSION: FREE

R.S.V.P. by Monday, October 19, 2015 to Crissy Vicendese at (646) 744-2927 or
CVicendese@alznyc.org. For more information and online registration, please visit www.alznyc.org/annualmeeting.

The Times Center | 242 West 41st Street (between 7th and 8th Avenues) in Manhattan


 

October 25, 2015


EJ Hauser, frog mountain clock 6, 2015, oil on canvas, 30 x 24 inches

EJ Hauser: Amphibian
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, 12-6PM
October 25-December 6, 2015
Opening reception Sunday, October 25th, 6-8pm
Regina Rex

EJ Hauser’s new paintings use bold, rugged gestures to channel a totemic frog figure living in fields of deep, entrancing color. The power of the amphibian to thrive across multiple physical and mythological realms, informs the interconnected acts of drawing and painting in Hauser’s work. As each successive decision absorbs energy and knowledge from preexisting works, Hauser directly addresses the morphology of forms—both linguistic and biological—through "an intertwining of paint, intent and accident." Evolving from the marks and iconography of mountains, figures, numbers, and shields that have appeared in recent work, the amphibian acts as another means for Hauser to suggest the transformative potential of drawing and painting.

EJ Hauser has been included in numerous group exhibitions at: James Fuentes Gallery, Studio Zürcher, and ZieherSmith, all in NYC; and The Journal Gallery, Know More Games/ 247365, and NURTUREart all in Brooklyn, NY: and ACME Gallery in Los Angeles, CA. Her work has been reviewed in; Art in America, The Brooklyn Rail, Bomb Magazine, The New York Times, and The New York Observer. In 2013 she was a recipient of the Rema Hort Mann Foundation Grant and an Artist in Residence at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. In 2014, she received a Robert Blackburn Printmaking SIP Fellowship. In 2015, EJ will be a visiting critic at Hunter College, The Yale School of Art, and the Bruce High Quality Foundation. EJ lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, 12-6PM, or by appointment email (info@reginarex.org) or call (347-460-7739)

Regina Rex reginarex.org
Take the F to East Broadway and walk 1/2 block on Madison.
Take the J, M, Z, or F to Delancey/Essex and walk for about 10 minutes south to 221 Madison Street.

 


 

October 24, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

Big Apple Circus Returns to Lincoln Center with the World Premiere of
The Grand Tour
October 21, 2015 – January 10, 2016
Lincoln Center

Big Apple Circus returns to the Big Top at Lincoln Center for the company’s 38th season with the World Premiere of its all-new show, The Grand Tour!

The Grand Tour transports audiences to the Roaring 1920s, the advent of the modern travel era, when the most adventuresome began to tour the world in ships, planes, trains, and automobiles. With every seat less than 50 feet from the stage, audiences will be awed by the world-class entertainers as they perform breathtaking acts from the four corners of the globe. Clowns, jugglers, acrobats, and aerialists from Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and North and South America appear with ponies, puppies and more; the troupe sets off on their own whirlwind adventure, accompanied by the live, seven-piece Big Apple Circus Band at each of more than 100 performances.

Tickets start at $25, and the show runs from October 21, 2015 to January 10, 2016. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.bigapplecircus.org.

Lincoln Center |10 Lincoln Center Plaza

 


 

October 22, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

August Strindberg
Burnt House
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 8:00 PM
Sundays at 4:00 PM
October 3 to 30, 2015,
Gene Frankel Theatre

When a man's house comes down, so do the layers of secrets he has built his life on in August Strindberg's "Burnt House," which will be presented by August Strindberg Repertory Theatre from October 3 to 30 at Gene Frankel Theatre, 24 Bond Street. The play will be staged in a new translation by Robert Greer that will be adapted and directed by Whitney Gail Aronson. "Burnt House" is Opus 2 of Strindberg's late-career Chamber Plays. As part of a month-long examination of Strindberg's final works, it will be staged in rotating repertory with Opus 1 of the Chamber Plays, "The Storm," which is adapted and directed by Greer. "Burnt House" is the story of a dyer of fabrics whose house has burned down. There are a number of suspects and anyone could be the culprit. Adultery, family criminal activity, and old sibling rivalries emerge as the mystery unfolds. Not only has his house been destroyed, but also the metaphorical walls the house owner has erected. The play takes place in the cinders of a burned home, on a street where, according to the town's stone mason, "What's buried when it snows comes to light when it thaws." It's a neighborhood where everybody hates, suspects, double-crosses and torments each other. The fire has started gossip; gossip has widened into accusation and all that it rotten has come to light. Into this picture steps The Stranger, an alter-ego for Strindberg himself, who will sort it all out. There is a strong theme of coming home, with the message that you can run away from your problems, but eventually you will have to face your demons. "Burnt House" is in the same vein as Strindberg's sprawling memory plays, "To Damascus" and "The Great Highway," and to a lesser degree "Dreamplay" and "The Ghost Sonata," mostly in its tone. It exemplifies Strindberg's recurring theme of stripping away facades to reveal dark secrets that were hidden from view.

Tickets $18 general admission; seniors and students $12. Student groups $9.
Presented in repertory with "The Storm" by August Strindberg. Ticket package available: both shows $30. For more information or purchase tickets: Box office: SMARTTIX, 212-868-4444; www.smarttix.com

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



October 18, 2015

New York Cool Tips:

H.T. CHEN & DANCERS
Thurs/Fri/Sat at 7:30 PM
Sunday at 3 PM
October 15-18
New York Live Arts

H.T. Chen & Dancers present the New York premiere of their major new work, "South of Gold Mountain," the compelling story of Chinese immigrants who emigrated to the U.S. southern states, hoping to find the "Gold Mountain." The husband and wife team of H.T. Chen and Dian Dong, co-choreographers, conducted their extensive research over a 3-year period in the states of Georgia, Texas, Alabama, Tennessee, and Mississippi, drawing their dance/theater work from rich oral histories, treasured images, and official and private documentation. Set to a contemporary sound score along with traditional Chinese music and deep south blues created by Bessie Award winner James Lo, this unique work is an enlightening story of immigration, civil rights, and assimilation.

Tickets: $35 general admission; $18 students/seniors
Reservations: 212.924.0077 or www.newyorklivearts.org/season or at the NYLA box office


New York Live Arts | 219 West 19th Street
Between 7th and 8th Avenues



LIMON INTERNATIONAL DANCE FESTIVAL
October 13-25
Joyce Theater

To celebrate its approaching 70th anniversary, the Limon Foundation announces the 2-week Jose Limon International Dance Festival, 150+ dancers from around the world performing 15 Limon dances created over a 30 year period. The NY-based Limon Dance Company will be joined by Bayerisches Staatsballet from Munich, Coreoarte from Caracas, members of the Royal Danish Ballet, sjDANCEco from San Jose, Ca., and the American Repertory Ballet from Princeton, NJ. The 2-weeks will also include performances of Limon works by major dance institutions: Juilliard, NYU's Tisch School, North Carolina School of the Arts, Canadian Contemporary Dance Theater/Toronto, Southern Methodist U/Dallas, Sinaloa Dance School/Mexico, U of Arizona/Tucson, North Carolina School of the Arts, and the U of Taipei/Taiwan. For a complete schedule, please visit www.limon.org

Tickets: $10-60
Reservations at 212.242.0800 or www.joyce.org or the Joyce Theater box office

Joyce Theater | 175 Eighth Avenue
At 19th Street



 

October 15, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

Archtober Tours at the Seaport Museum
Thursdays October 8 & 15. 12:15pm-1:15pm
South Street Seaport

The South Street Seaport Museum announces Archtober Tours at the Seaport Museum 2015, walking tours illuminating the architecture of The Brooklyn Bridge and the Seaport's Fourth Ward. Presented in association with Archtober, Architecture and Design Month New York City, join the South Street Seaport Museum in learning more about the space around us. Walking tours take place on Thursdays from 12:15pm to 1:15pm.

Tickets available at https://southstreetseaportmuseum.org/archtober-2015.

South Street Seaport Museum |12 Fulton St.


October 13. 2015

New York Cool Tip:

EMPIRES FACING EACH OTHER
Reading & Discussion
October 13, 7:00pm
Goethe Institute


Felicitas Hoppe, Büchner-Prize laureate and author of the foreword to the German translation of Ilya Ilf and Jewgeni Petrow’s legendary cultural survey Little Golden America, speaks at the Goethe-Institut New York about the Russian writer duo’s 1935 tour of the US, East-West relations, and literary fiction and documentation. Together with the visual artists Alexej Meschtschanow and Jana Müller, Hoppe is travelling along the Russian duo’s original route, speaking at seven branches of the Goethe-Institut North America. In New York she reads from her travel notes and Little Golden America, accompanied by photographs of the journey. The evening will be moderated by Belarus-born, New York-based curator and art critic Olga Kopenkina..

Goethe-Institut New York | 30 Irving Place
New York, NY 10003


 

October 12, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

"An Evening of Theater for the New City's History"
Monday, October 12, 2015 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Theater for the New City

On October 12 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM, the Greenwich ety for Historical Preservation will sponsor a free event, "An Evening of Theater for the New City's History," narrated by Crystal Field and featuring special guests, at TNC, 155 First Ave. (at E. 10th Street). Co-founder and Artistic Director Crystal Field will present the history of TNC with a lecture, slideshow and short film. She will explain the adventures, troubles and love that go along with TNC and why artists consider TNC their artistic home. Hon. Robert Tierney, former Chair of the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission, will be a featured guest speaker. There will be a special performance by award-winning Broadway actress, storyteller an activist Vinie Burrows.There will be a slide show of pictures, a very short documentary film and a Q&A. Light refreshments will be served. From its early West Village days in the 1970s to present day in the East Village, Theater for the New City (TNC) has been an important award-winning performing arts venue on the downtown scene. Productions there have won 43 Village Voice Obie Awards and the 1979 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. TNC has four performance spaces and its lobby doubles as an art gallery. Its Resident Theater Program produces 20-30 new American plays per year. TNC’s extensive Free Ticket Program provides access to participating community organizations throughout the five boroughs. TNC is also home to the annual Village Halloween Costume Ball and Lower East Side Festival of the Arts. It produced the original Village Halloween Parade for its first two years.

Free; reservations required. Call 212-254-1109 or register online at: http://salsa4.salsalabs.com/o/51405/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY=4295

Theater for the New City | 155 First Ave. (at E. 10th Street)


 

October 11, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

The Gay Graves Tour
Sunday, October 11th, 11AM
Green-Wood Cemetery

This LGBT-focused tour of Green-Wood Cemetery, a National Historic Landmark in Brooklyn, is the only one of its kind. This Tour will introduce you to the famous and the not-so-famous gay men and lesbians, their friends, their supporters and their detractors who are among the permanent residents at Green-Wood. Those highlighted include Louis Moreau Gottschalk, the 19th-century Liberace; Leonard Bernstein, composer of “West Side Story”; Emma Stebbins, sculptress of Angel of the Waters in Central Park; Violet Oakley, muralist of the Pennsylvania Statehouse; Fred Ebb, lyricist for “Cabaret” and “Chicago”; Paul Jabara, Oscar-winning composer of “Last Dance” and others. This Tour is conducted entirely on foot. It is more of a hiking tour than a walking tour because of the amount of territory it covers and the hilly nature of the beautiful terrain.

Tickets: $30 for adults, 19 to 64; $20 for senior, 65+. For more information and advance purchase go to http://walkaboutny.com/the-tours/the-gay-graves-tour/.

Green-Wood Cemetery | 500 25th Street, Brooklyn
One block from the 25th stop on the R train




October 8, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

Narcissus Now Festival Launches With
Triple Echo (World Premiere)
Collaboration by Choreographer Jonah Bokaer
and Composer Stavros Gasparatos
October 8-11, 2015 at 7 p.m.
Olympic Tower, NYC

Jonah Bokaer, American/Tunisian “contemporary dance's renaissance man” (The New York Times), and Stavros Gasparatos, a leading composer of the new Greek generation, team up with extraordinary collaborators for the world premiere of a site-specific dance and music creation, Triple Echo. Commissioned by the Onassis Cultural Center NY, the performance will launch the first annual Onassis Festival NY, titled Narcissus Now: The Myth Reimagined. Triple Echo consists of three solos, set to live music and danced by three remarkable performers: Bessie-Award recipient Hristoula Harakas; founding member of Shen Wei Dance Arts Sara Procopio; and co-creator of the newly made performing collective "....don't they?," Mata Sakka, a member of Sasha Waltz & Guests. Costumes are by “master of minimalism” (T Magazine) Narciso Rodriguez and lighting design is by Aaron Copp (Bessie-Award with Jonah Bokaer, 2008).

Triple Echo draws its inspiration from the female figure of the myth of Narcissus, the nymph Echo. Bokaer explores the way mimesis, dance and self-reflection operate, how women view themselves while alone and what being a citizen of the Mediterranean means today. Gasparatos builds an 11-channel sound installation that illustrates the discourse between the subject and its reflections. The captured voice of Echo interacts with “The Rhythm Method” string quartet, performers and the acoustic space, and evolves into an endless emotional feedback between the music, the performance and the audience. Percussion is by Matt Evans and voice (recorded) by Savina Yannatou.

The performance will take place in the newly renovated Onassis Cultural Center gallery, gallery foyer and Olympic Tower Atrium, connected with a downward glass staircase and a waterfall leading to a pool. The music is designed to awaken the new space. Each solo will take place in one of the renovated areas with the audience moving at will across the expanse of the space to experience the event.


The Olympic Tower |Onassis Cultural Center NY, 645 5th Avenue at 51ST Street, New York.For further information, visit onassisfestivalny.org



Another New York Cool Tip:

Archtober Tours at the Seaport Museum
Thursdays October 8 & 15. 12:15pm-1:15pm
South Street Seaport

The South Street Seaport Museum announces Archtober Tours at the Seaport Museum 2015, walking tours illuminating the architecture of The Brooklyn Bridge and the Seaport's Fourth Ward. Presented in association with Archtober, Architecture and Design Month New York City, join the South Street Seaport Museum in learning more about the space around us. Walking tours take place on Thursdays from 12:15pm to 1:15pm.

Tickets available at https://southstreetseaportmuseum.org/archtober-2015.

South Street Seaport Museum |12 Fulton St.


October 7, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

Avec Plaisir: Ceremonies of Love & Desire
Wednesday, October 7 at 7pm
FIAF’s Florence Gould Hall

The French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) is delighted to welcome of France’s most fascinating women, Catherine-Robbe Grillet, for Avec Plaisir: Ceremonies of Love & Desire, which kicks off the third edition of The Art of Sex & Seduction, FIAF’s stimulating series of talks exploring love, sex, and desire this Wednesday, October 7 at 7pm at FIAF’s Florence Gould Hall (55 East 59th Street, betw. Madison & Park).

The author, photographer, and widow of acclaimed novelist and screenwriter Alain Robbe-Grillet (Last Year at Marienbad), has become best-known as France’s most notorious dominatrix. Today she lives in a 17th-century château in Normandy with Beverly Charpentier, the woman who gave up her freedom to serve her. Lit by candlelight, the two women conduct elaborate private ceremonies that demand incredible acts of devotion and submission.

Robbe-Grillet is the subject of Lina Mannheimer’s powerful documentary La Cérémonie, that premiered to great acclaim at the 2015 South by Southwest Film Festival.

In this rare US appearance, Robbe-Grillet will be joined by Beverly Charpentier, and moderator by Toni Bentley, author of a fascinating profile of Robbe-Grillet in Vanity Fair, “The Thin End of the Whip.” The talk will also feature provocative highlights from Mannheimer’s documentaries La Cérémonie and Le Contrat.

For more information, visit:
www.fiaf.org/events/fall2015/2015-10-avec-plaisir.shtm
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FIAF’s Florence Gould Hall | 55 East 59th Street
Betw. Madison & Park



 

October 6, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

August Strindberg
Burnt House
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 8:00 PM
Sundays at 4:00 PM
October 3 to 30, 2015,
Gene Frankel Theatre

When a man's house comes down, so do the layers of secrets he has built his life on in August Strindberg's "Burnt House," which will be presented by August Strindberg Repertory Theatre from October 3 to 30 at Gene Frankel Theatre, 24 Bond Street. The play will be staged in a new translation by Robert Greer that will be adapted and directed by Whitney Gail Aronson. "Burnt House" is Opus 2 of Strindberg's late-career Chamber Plays. As part of a month-long examination of Strindberg's final works, it will be staged in rotating repertory with Opus 1 of the Chamber Plays, "The Storm," which is adapted and directed by Greer. "Burnt House" is the story of a dyer of fabrics whose house has burned down. There are a number of suspects and anyone could be the culprit. Adultery, family criminal activity, and old sibling rivalries emerge as the mystery unfolds. Not only has his house been destroyed, but also the metaphorical walls the house owner has erected. The play takes place in the cinders of a burned home, on a street where, according to the town's stone mason, "What's buried when it snows comes to light when it thaws." It's a neighborhood where everybody hates, suspects, double-crosses and torments each other. The fire has started gossip; gossip has widened into accusation and all that it rotten has come to light. Into this picture steps The Stranger, an alter-ego for Strindberg himself, who will sort it all out. There is a strong theme of coming home, with the message that you can run away from your problems, but eventually you will have to face your demons. "Burnt House" is in the same vein as Strindberg's sprawling memory plays, "To Damascus" and "The Great Highway," and to a lesser degree "Dreamplay" and "The Ghost Sonata," mostly in its tone. It exemplifies Strindberg's recurring theme of stripping away facades to reveal dark secrets that were hidden from view.

Tickets $18 general admission; seniors and students $12. Student groups $9.

Presented in repertory with "The Storm" by August Strindberg. Ticket package available: both shows $30. For more information or purchase tickets: Box office: SMARTTIX, 212-868-4444; www.smarttix.com


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

 

 


October 5, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

Thomas Bradshaw’s
FULFILLMENT
Wednesday–Monday at 7PM
Sunday at 3PM.
September 11 – October 19
The Flea Theater

Thomas Bradshaw (Job, Dawn, Burning, Purity, Prophet) returns to The Flea with the world premiere of Fulfillment, a new comedy that will have everyone shouting. Directed by Ethan McSweeny (The Best Man, A Time to Kill), previews start September 11, with opening night slated for Monday, September 21.

Michael has a new girlfriend and has just bought the apartment of his dreams. It seems that his life should be perfect. Little does he know that his hell is just beginning. In Fulfillment Bradshaw tackles the question: what makes us happy?

Tickets are $20 and are available by calling 212-352-3101 or online at www.theflea.org.Tickets are $15 - $75 with the lowest priced tickets available on a first-come, first-served basis. VIP tickets available for $105. Pay What You Can Mondays at the door. The production includes violence, nudity and sexual situations.

The Flea | 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.


October 4, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

SCHIMMEL CENTER AT PACE UNIVERSITY PRESENTS
NEW YORK GYPSY BRASS SHOWDOWN
FEATURING SLAVIC SOUL PARTY; FRANK LONDON’s KLEZMER BRASS ALL STARS
FEATURING ELEANOR REISSA; HUNGRY MARCH BAND; and UNDERGROUND HORNS
A PART OF SCHIMMEL CENTER'S GLOBAL SOUNDS SERIES
PERFORMANCE ON SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4 AT 7:30PM
SCHIMMEL CENTER AT PACE UNIVERSITY PRESENTS

On Sunday, October 4th, four wildly diverse brass bands will blow as hard, fast and original as they can as part of the 11th annual NY Gypsy Festival. Frank London’s Klezmer Brass All-Stars featuring Eleanor Reissa; Hungry March Band; Slavic Soul Party and Underground Horns, will go head to head and give it their all to claim a spot as best brass band. Plus guest dancers.

• Online at schimmelcenter.org

• By phone via The Ovation Tix Call Center at (866) 811-4111

• In person in advance at Schimmel Center Box Office (212) 346-1715, open Mon–Fri from 1pm– 6pm

• Day of Show at Schimmel Center box office beginning at 12pm.

Wine is served in the Schimmel Center lobby from our cash bar starting one hour prior to show.

Schimmel Center at Pace University | 3 Spruce Street
Between Park Row and Gold Street in downtown Manhattan
4 / 5 / 6 Subway to Brooklyn Bridge City Hall


 

October 3, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

John Singer Sargent and Decoda
Saturday October 3rd 7PM –

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium

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)

 


 

October 1, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

NEW YORK THEATRE BALLET
presents Legends & Visionaries 2015
and a Season Opening Event
October 1-3, 2015
Thursday, October 1, 2015 at 8pm
Friday, October 2, 2015 at 8pm
Saturday, October 3, 2015 at 8pm
Danspace Project

New York Theatre Ballet will perform Legends & Visionaries 2015 from October 1-3, 2015 at Danspace Project, 131 E. 10th Street, NYC. Performances: Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8pm. A Season Opening Event will take place on Thursday at 7pm in the garden.

New York Theatre Ballet returns to Danspace Project with its highly acclaimed Legends & Visionaries program. With its ever-expanding repertory, NYTB's cutting edge programming brings fresh insight to classic revivals paired with the modern sensibilities of both established and up and coming choreographers.

Based on Steve Reich's Clapping Music, Two Timing is choreographed by David Parker with costume designs by Pei-Chi Su and lighting design by Serena Wong. Merce Cunningham's Cross Currents is set to music by Conlon Nancarrow with lighting design by Beverly Emmons. Broadway Suite, choreographed by Agnes de Mille, will include dances from Oklahoma!, Carousel and Brigadoon, staged by Gemze De Lappe.These performances are presented through Community ACCESS, which provides subsidized off-season rental opportunities for Danspace Project community members.

Tickets are $20 ($15 for Danspace members), and are available online at www.danspaceproject.org or by calling OvationTix/TheaterMania at 866.811.4111. To attend the Season Opening Event, email admin@nytb.org or call 212-679-0401.

Danspace Project | 131 E. 10th Street

 


 

September 30, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

Memoria Antigua: Flamenco
Wednesday September 30th 7PM –
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium

Tickets: $65. 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:

Jazz Nights at The Lambs Club
Wednesday September 30th 8pm-12am
The Lambs Club

Come by The Lambs Club for a cocktail and evening music every Tuesday and Wednesday night in the Mezzanine Bar. The Lambs Club features Chef and Partner Geoffrey Zakarian’s signature style of hospitality in a special way. Enjoy the Creekstone New York Strip, Yellowfin Tuna Tartare, Spanish Octopus a la Plancha and more while listening to the musical stylings of a different jazz group every night. Sip on classic drinks like the Lambs Cup and be whisked away into an autumn evening. Stop by for bar snacks, appetizers, cocktails or dinner from The Lambs Club’s a la carte menu.

Live jazz provided by Julia Haltigan. About the jazz band: Julia Haltigan embodies classic grit. She uses her booming and soulful voice to draw the audience into her seductive embrace. Her music drowns influences from artists across the board and sharers nostalgic imagery and uncompromising strength. In 2012 she released a critical led acclaimed album titled “My Green Heart”.

Free entrance
http://www.thelambsclub.com

The Lambs Club | 132 West 44th st New York, NY 10036


 

September 29, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

Alone Together
Curated by Beth Citron
Opening Reception: Tuesday, September 29, from 6 – 8pm
Exhibition Dates: September 29, 2015 – November 15, 2015
Hours: Weekdays from 10am – 6pm, and weekends from 12 - 6pm
Lower East Side Printshop

Lower East Side Printshop is pleased to present Alone Together guest curated by Beth Citron. The exhibition will be on view at the Printshop from September 29 - November 15, 2015 with a public reception on Tuesday, September 29, 6 - 8pm.

The phrase "Alone Together" alludes to two seemingly opposing themes: the particularity of alienation today in spite of urban living and technology that are meant to bring us closer, and the comforting state of being 'alone, together' with a loved one or community. The exhibition includes work encompassed by both meanings, on the one hand reflecting emptied out landscapes and an image of a television news anchor joined only by virtual companions: projections of two correspondents and her own mirror image; the second expression can be seen in two representations of mothers breastfeeding their babies and in a print depicting a flock of birds isolated in space. Taken together, the works in this exhibition comprise a partial portrait of the contradictions and evolution of contemporary life, as articulated through a range of printmaking techniques and processes.

The title is taken from a series of prints in the exhibition, and in the context of those works by So Yoon Lym it refers specifically to the changing urban landscape of the "silk city" Paterson, New Jersey, and to the CMYK printing process. The exhibition includes works by Guy Ben-Ari, Noa Charuvi, Dana Kadison, So Yoon Lym, Felix Plaza, Bundith Phunsombatlert, and Anya Zelinska.

Free and open to the public

Lower East Side Printshop | 306 West 37th Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10018
t-212-673-5390
info@printshop.org


 

September 28, 2015

Two New York Cool Tips:

The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD)
LOOT 2015: MAD ABOUT JEWELRY
Monday, September 28, 2015 @ 4:30 ---
MAD Museum

The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) will honor cultural patron, collector, and journalist Barbara Tober for her 35 years of commitment to the Museum, and Vacheron Constantin, the world’s oldest watch manufacturer, on Monday, September 28, 2015 at the LOOT 2015: MAD ABOUT JEWELRY gala benefit.  The evening begins with a preview of the LOOT one-of-a-kind artist-made jewelry from 4:30 until 8, with dinner following at the Robert Restaurant, all at the MAD Museum, 2 Columbus Circle, New York City.  Guests are invited to wear their most Festive jewelry.

The Honorary Dinner Committee Chairs are Iris Apfel, Corice Arman, Susan Gutfreund, Patricia Pastor, Deborah Roberts, Malini Shah, Liz Smith, and Isabel Toledo. The LOOT Chairman is Michele Cohen.  The Loot Curator is Bryna Pomp.

Ticket and Table information:

 GOLD TABLE @ $15,000 ($12,090 is tax-deductible) includes:
- Sunday, September 27: Cocktails with the artists at the home of LOOT Chair, Michele Cohen, 6:00pm-8:00pm

- Monday, September 28: 4:30pm-8:00pm First Access to LOOT and VIP Cocktail Reception: Come early to browse, meet the artists, and acquire unique pieces (15 guests) plus at 8:00pm a table for 12 at the Benefit dinner and presentation of the LOOT Award to cultural patron, collector and Journalist Barbara Tober and the world’s oldest watch manufacturer, Vacheron Constantin, Robert Restaurant at MAD

- Free admission for the run of LOOT, September 29 to October 3

SILVER TABLE @ $10,000 ($7,700 is tax-deductible) includes: 
Includes all Gold Table benefits listed above for 10 guests

BENEFACTOR TICKET (s) @ $5,000 per couple ($4,540 is tax-deductible) includes:
- Sunday, September 27: Cocktails with the artists at the home of LOOT Chair, Michele Cohen, 6:00pm-8:00pm

- Monday, September 28: 4:30pm-8:00pm First Access to LOOT and VIP Cocktail Reception: Come early to browse, meet the artists, and acquire unique pieces, plus at 8:00pm Benefit dinner and presentation of the LOOT Award to cultural patron, collector and journalist Barbara Tober and the world’s oldest watch manufacturer, Vacheron Constantin, Robert Restaurant at MAD

- Free admission for the run of LOOT, September 29 to October 3

LEADER TICKET (s) @ $1,000 each ($770 is tax-deductible) includes: 
Includes all Benefactor benefits listed above per individual

PATRON TICKETS (s) @ $500 each ($470 is tax-deductible) includes: 
- 6:00pm-8:00pm VIP Cocktail Reception with the artists.

- Free admission for the run of LOOT

SUPPORTER TICKETS (s) @ $250 each ($225 is tax-deductible) includes: 
- 6:30pm-8:00pm VIP Cocktail Reception with the artists

- Free admission for the run of LOOT

MAD Museum | 2 Columbus Circle, New York


 

ROLEX Presents
Career Transition For Dancers
30TH ANNIVERSARY PEARL JUBILEE
Monday, September 28, 2015 at 7:00 pm
New York CITY CENTER


ROLEX presents Career Transition For Dancers’ 30TH ANNIVERSARY PEARL JUBILEE: A STAR-STUDDED RETROSPECTIVE on Monday, September 28, 2015 at 7:00 pm at New York City Center, 131 West 55 Street (btwn. 6th & 7th Aves) NYC followed by “Supper With The Stars” dinner at The Grand Ballroom at The Hilton New York. Tickets on sale at 11am this Thursday.

The 30TH ANNIVERSARY PEARL JUBILEE is A Gala Celebration of Career Transition For Dancers’ 30 YEARS CHANGING LIVES: A star-studded, variety retrospective featuring some of the best in performance with the Jubilee Orchestra. This one-night-only entertainment event of the season will celebrate ROLEX’s distinguished past Rolex Dance Award recipients, and honor the legacy of dance, dancers and the mission of the organization. The previous Rolex Dance Award receipts were: Debbie Allen, Ann-Margret, Gerald Arpino & The Joffrey Ballet, Angela Lansbury, Nigel Lythgoe, Liza Minnelli, Bebe Neuwirth, Ann Reinking, Chita Rivera, Patrick Swayze, Twyla Tharp, and Tommy Tune. The host as well as the 2015 Rolex Dance Award honoree and the Career Transition For Dancers Outstanding Contributions to the World of Dance Awards recipients will be announced at a later date.

The 30th Anniversary Chairs are Anka K. Palitz, Michele Herbert and Michele Riggi. Janice Becker is the Dinner Chair; Ann Van Ness, Auction Chair and Craig Dix, Journal Chair. The 30th Anniversary Jubilee Sponsor: Dance Magazine and Pointe.

Patron tickets are $750 and $1,500 each. Tables for 10 start at $7,500. They include premium performance seating, post-performance ‘Supper with the Stars,’ dancing and a live auction. Sponsorships and Journal ads are also available. For gala information and tickets please call Marjorie Horne, McEvoy & Assocs. at 212-228-7446 x33. For group sales call Susan Levy at (718) 499-9691. Performance-only tickets on sale at 11am this Thursday, February 12th for $45, $60, $90 and $150 and can be purchased at the City Center Box Office, or by contacting CITYTIX at 212 581-1212 or on the web at nycitycenter.org.

New York City Center | 131 West 55 Street (btwn. 6th & 7th Aves) NYC
The Grand Ballroom at The Hilton New York.


 

September 27, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

Jazz Brunch at The Lambs Club
Sunday September 27th - 11am-3pm
The Lambs Club

This September, enjoy the start of the fall season with Jazz Brunch at The Lambs Club. The Lambs Club features Chef and Partner Geoffrey Zakarian’s signature style of hospitality in a special way. Enjoy the signature Lobster Fra Diavolo Bloody Mary, Duck Confit Latke, Eggs en Concotto with San Marzano Tomato, Buttermilk Pancakes with mixed berry compote and lemon ricotta, The Lambs Club Burger or one of the other unique dishes while listening to the beautiful musical stylings of select jazz groups. Stop by for brunch from The Lambs Club a la carte menu.

Live jazz provided by Sweet Megg and The Wayfarers
About the jazz band: Sweet Megg and her wayfaring musicians will transport you to a new world. They seamlessly incorporate elements of Dixieland, Harlem and swing. Together, Sweet Megg, Ryan and the Wayfarers create a world where jazz is alive and well and living in New York.

Free entrance
http://www.thelambsclub.com

The Lambs Club | 132 West 44th st New York, NY 10036

 


 

September 25, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

9th Annual Dance Gallery Festival
September 25 &26 7:30pm, September 27 7pm
Ailey Citigroup Theater

The Dance Gallery Festival, presented by VON USSAR danceworks for the 9th consecutive year, will feature original works from eighteen rising choreographers. The festival features acclaimed choreographers, Maurice Causey and Joshua L. Peugh. Each artist performs twice during the 3-night festival weekend, September 25-27 at The Ailey Citigroup Theater. In addition to seasoned artists, the festival features new talents that are making a name for themselves. The festival continues to pride itself on being able to present the best artists known now and the best to come.

Tickets $20. For more information or advance purchase visit http://www.smarttix.com/show.aspx?showcode=dan0DB&ss=1

Ailey Citigroup Theater
405 W 55th St (ninth ave) | New York, NY 10019



Another New York Cool Tip:

Chamber Players International Presents
Amernet String Quartet in Concert
September 25 at 7:30 PM
The National Opera Center in New York, New York


Chamber Players International will present the Amernet
String Quartet in a special program on Friday, September 25 at 7:30 PM
at Scorca Hall of The National Opera Center, 330 Seventh Avenue in
Manhattan.

Repertoire will include string quartets by Steven Gerber, David Winkler,
Brahms and Bernard Rands. Gerber’s String Quartet # 6 will be presented
as a tribute to the late composer. It was composed in 2011 and has been
performed by the Quartet many times, including in August 2014 at New
York City’s Le Poisson Rouge. The group recorded the work for the Albany
Records label. Visit the composer at http://www.stevengerber.com/.

Tickets are $20 and can be ordered by calling 877-444-4488 or visiting
http://chamberplayersinternational.org/.

Scorca Hall of The National Opera Center | 330 Seventh Avenue in
Manhattan
URL: http://chamberplayersinternational.org/


 

September 24, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

ThingNY: This Takes Place Close By
September 24-27, 2015. 9 PM (Opening night), 8 PM (All other nights)
The Knockdown Center (Queens)

The innovative music collective thingNY will premiere This Takes Place Close By – an experimental opera written in response to Sandy, Katrina and other devastating urban storms, at the Knockdown Center in Queens (NYC). This Takes Place Close By will explore the reactions of isolated individuals who are affected by a storm in drastically different ways. The six composers/performers who co-wrote the libretto and music will take over the 50,000 sq. ft. space and create a large-scale, hypnotizing sonic landscape with voices, acoustic sounds and electronics. The audience will move from one scene to another to experience the songs and stories of six characters grappling with feelings of empathy, guilt and grief. With Gelsey Bell, vocals and synth; Andrew Livingston, vocals and bass; Paul Pinto, vocals and percussion; Erin Rogers, vocals and saxophone; Dave Ruder, vocals and clarinet; Jeffrey Young, vocals and violin; and Ashley Tata, director.

Tickets: $15. Students/Seniors/Queens Residents: $10. Online after 9/10 and at the door: $20. For more information, visit: http://knockdown.center/upcoming/


The Knockdown Center | 52-19 Flushing Ave in Queens | Subway: Jefferson (L train)

 


 

September 23, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

HOUSING
EXHIBITIONS AND BOOKS ON A GLOBAL PROBLEM
September 23, 6:30pm
Goethe-Institut New York

Please join us for an evening with Nikolaus Hirsch, co-curator of the Wohnungsfrage exhibition opening at Berlin's Haus der Kulturen der Welt in October, and Reinhold Martin, Director of Columbia University's Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture, as they present a forthcoming book series published in conjunction with the Wohnungsfrage project and the collaborative Buell Center exhibition: House Housing: An Untimely History of Architecture and Real Estate. Complementing the exhibitions, which investigate the fraught relationship between architecture, housing, and social reality, the book series examines various options for self-determined, social, and affordable housing in a mix of annotated historical pieces and contemporary case studies.

Goethe-Institut New York | 30 Irving Place
New York, NY 10003

 


 

September 22, 2015

New York Cool Tip:


Elizabeth Barkan's
BIKE SHOP, The Musical
September 11-September 27, 2015
Theater for the New City (Cino Theater)

BIKE SHOP is the story of a Brooklyn bicycle store circa 1993 and its owner, Bobby, a passionate bike mechanic who runs a shop that was first opened by her grandmother is 1936. Two years after a tragic bike accident Bobby tries to back on her bike and get her life in gear. As the sole performer in this musical about the passions that drive us, the choices we make and the relationships that help shape us along the way, Elizabeth Barkan brings to life three generations of a bike-obsessed family as she builds and fixes real bicycles on the stage and is backed up by a 4-piece “Bicycle Band”.

Gretchen Cryer (I'm Getting My Act Together and Taking It On The Road) directs Elizabeth Barkan in this exuberant musical based on her book with lyrics by Caroline Murphy and music by Youn-Young Park. Gerry Deiffenbach is Musical Director.

Tickets $15. To buy online visit http://www.theaterforthenewcity.net and click on Smarttix link
Box office (212) 254-1109 or visit www.BikeShopMusical.com

Theater for the New City | 155 First Ave | New York, NY 10003


 

September 21, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

Crossing The Line
Miguel Gutierrez
Age & Beauty
Wed, Sep 16–Sat, Sep 26
New York Live Arts

Astounding American performer and choreographer Miguel Gutierrez meets midlife head-on in this wild and ebullient triptych that celebrates queerness, art-making, and mortality.

Tickets - Starting from $15

New York Live Arts | 219 West 19th Street,
New York, NY 1001

 


 

September 20, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

Jazz Brunch at The Lambs Club
Sunday September 20th - 11am-3pm
The Lambs Club


This September, enjoy the start of the fall season with Jazz Brunch at The Lambs Club. The Lambs Club features Chef and Partner Geoffrey Zakarian’s signature style of hospitality in a special way. Enjoy the signature Lobster Fra Diavolo Bloody Mary, Duck Confit Latke, Eggs en Concotto with San Marzano Tomato, Buttermilk Pancakes with mixed berry compote and lemon ricotta, The Lambs Club Burger or one of the other unique dishes while listening to the beautiful musical stylings of select jazz groups. Stop by for brunch from The Lambs Club a la carte menu.

Live jazz provided by Melanie and Bianco Martinis.
About the jazz band: This premier, vintage jazz band has traveled all over the world, drawing inspiration from many locations to create a unique sound. They are perfect for any location and bring class and sophistication to any venue.

Free entrance

http://www.thelambsclub.com


The Lambs Club | 132 West 44th st New York, NY 10036


Another New York Cool Tip:

NEW YORK THEATRE BALLET
Opens its Fall Season
at Schimmel Center at Pace University
September 19-20, 2015
Saturday, September 19, 2015 at 7:30pm - Legends & Visionaries
Sunday, September 20, 2015 at 3pm - Cinderella
Sunday, September 20, 2015 at 7:30pm - Legends & Visionaries
Schimmel Center at Pace University

New York Theatre Ballet opens its Fall Season with three performances at the Schimmel Center at Pace University from September 19 and 20, 2015.

NYTB will present its highly acclaimed Legends & Visionaries along with a matinee of Cinderella! With Legends & Visionaries, NYTB brings fresh insight into classic revivals paired with the modern sensibilities of both established and up-and-coming choreographers. Featured choreographers include Merce Cunningham, Nicolo Fonte, Agnes deMille,and Pam Tanowitz. Cinderella, a perennial favorite of NYTB audiences, features a dancing clock, two wacky stepsisters, and everyone's favorite rags to riches princess. 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, will delight the whole family.

"The members of Theatre Ballet are not only refined dancers but also unaffected actors."
- The New York Times

Legends & Visionaries
Double Andante / Pam Tanowitz
Cross Currents / Merce Cunningham
There, And Back Again / Nicolo Fonte
Three Virgins and a Devil / Agnes de Mille
Tickets: $29 for the evening shows; $20 for Adults and $10 for Students for Cinderella
Box office: 212-346-1715; Ovation Tix 866-811-4111; http://www.nytb.org/calendar-and-tickets/view/NYTB-at-Schimmel-Center/

Schimmel Center at Pace University | 3 Spruce St, New York, NY 10038


September 19, 2015

New York Cool Tips:

FIAF
Crossing The Line
Gustavo Ciriaco & Andrea Sonnberger
Here whilst we walk

Sat & Sun, Sep 19 & 20
Pioneer Books


Literally bound to the group by a supersized rubber band through the streets of Red Hook, you become part of an instant community, a collective spectacle, an ephemeral space.

View InfoBuy Tickets
Ticket Master

Starts at Pioneer Books | 289 Van Brunt Street 
Brooklyn, NY



Crossing The Line
Miguel Gutierrez
Age & Beauty
Wed, Sep 16–Sat, Sep 26
New York Live Arts

Astounding American performer and choreographer Miguel Gutierrez meets midlife head-on in this wild and ebullient triptych that celebrates queerness, art-making, and mortality.

Tickets - Starting from $15

New York Live Arts | 219 West 19th Street,
New York, NY 1001

 


September 15, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

CIRCUS SOLARIS COLLECTIVE
"NOMA"
September 9 at 6:30 PM
September 10 at 6:30 PM
September 14 at 6:30 PM
September 15 at 6:30 PM
September 19 at 2:00 PM.
Theater for the New City (Johnson Theater)

"NOMA" is a wordless movement piece with aerial dance directed by Sara Zepezauer, choreographed and designed by the Circus Solaris Collective (www.circussolaris.com). In the work, individual artists collaborate to create something bigger than they are capable of alone, using painting as a metaphor for the darkness that can overtake us in our futile flight from death. "NOMA" will have its American premiere September 9 to 19 as part of Theater for the New City's 2015 Dream Up Festival. A little girl's world exists solely on her canvas. When she steps away to look at her work, she is swept up again in her strokes, moving among the colors she combines. As the darkness within her starts to multiply, black becomes present in her painting and it becomes increasingly clear that she is dying from something that is seductive, dangerous and growing at an exponential rate. In the midst of this consuming darkness, an uncontrollable force takes over her mind and body and it remains unclear until the very end whether this is a self-created reality or the driving force of her art. Pairing concept with visual representation, the piece speaks to anyone who has endured or watched a loved one endure a darkness too overwhelming to control, too large to conquer, and too seductive to resist. "NOMA" features dance and aerial movment that looks like a painting. The dancers' movements mirror the strokes of a brush, accompanied by projections and paint. There is also live music composed by collaborating artists comprised mostly of strings.

Tickets $18
Box office: (212) 254-1109, www.dreamupfestival.org
Runs: 90 mins.
For more information or advance purchase visit
http://www.jsnyc.com/season/dreamup_2015/Dream_Up_General_Info.htm
http://www.smarttix.com/show.aspx?showcode=nom07E

Theater for the New City (Johnson Theater) | 155 First Ave, New Yor, NY, 10003


 

September 14, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

YPHIL presents United Hearts Concert, Dedicated to the Memory of the Victims and Heroes of 9/11 
September 14, 2015. 3PM.
Herald Square

Fourteen years ago, the world was crushed by terrible tragedy of 9/11. This year, YPHIL - International Philharmonic Orchestra brings together musicians from all over the world come to New York to play for peace, showing the example of collaboration and understanding to the leaders of all the nations. The United Hearts Concert is dedicated to the victims and heroes of 9/11, and will embrace peace and friendship between nations. 

This concert is free to attend and will take place in Herald Square at 3pm on September 14, 2015. 

Program: 9/11 Requiem by Faruk Kanca 

Herald Square |1 Herald Square
(34th St. & Broadway)

 


 

September 13, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

CAROL MENDES & ARTISTS Presents the World Premiere of
LANOTTE+VERSO
Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 7:30pm
Friday, September 11, 2015 at 7:30pm
Saturday, September 12, 2015 at 7:30pm
Sunday, September 13, 2015 at 3:30pm
September 10-13, 2015
LA MAMA First Floor Theater

Carol Mendes & Artists presents LANOTTE+VERSO. Performances will take place September 10 - 13, 2015 at LA MAMA First Floor Theater, 74A E. 4th Street, New York, NYC. Performances are Thursday through Saturday at 7:30pm, and Sunday at 3:30pm.

LANOTTE is an assertively absurdist dance romp about being a woman. VERSO is the B side of LANOTTE; a reaction to ourselves and the change in our own creative process. LANOTTE +VERSO are inextricably linked: LANOTTE, a dark journey of the female mind, and VERSO, a fast paced succession of dancescapes. Each dance relies on the other, as a coin with two distinct sides.

Abounding with darkness, LANOTTE explores different aspects of the female mind. Successive scenes that are at times theatrical and confrontational portray the performers' innermost emotions to bring the audience on an emotional journey of the whole person. This work seeks to peel off layers off the self, exposing the internal female, vulnerable but strong. Ultimately, this dance is an ode to the complexities of womanhood. At VERSO, three dancers explore the human body's coordination, creating extreme movement and violent conversations in space inspired by the electronic creations of Denmark musician Trentemøller. At moments an interactive performance, VERSO stretches the boundaries of performance space, with a visceral dialogue with the audience.

ARTISTS: Frankie Fernandes, Lauren Elise Kravitz, and Erika Wuhrer.

Tickets are $15 in advance/$18 day of show, and are available at carolmendes.brownpapertickets.com.

LA MAMA First Floor Theater | 74A E. 4th Street, New York, NYC.

 


 

September 12, 2015


RALPH LEE'S METTAWEE RIVER THEATRE COMPANY
September 11-13 at 7:30 PM
Outdoor Garden of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine

Ralph Lee, renowned creator of puppets, masks and giant figures, presents his Mettawee River Theatre Company in "OUT OF THE PAST: Celebrating 40 Years of the Mettawee Journey," a feast of excerpts from four decades of Mettawee productions, featuring an abundance of Lee creations. The retrospective brings back many alumni of Mettawee - singer/actor/puppeteers - who will present scenes from past productions including "Communications from a Cockroach," based on Archie & Mehitabel; "The Caucasian Chalk Circle," adapted from Bertolt Brecht; "Peace," a visit from Aristophanes' gluttonous dung beetle; "The Woman Who Fell From the Sky," from the Ioquois creation story, and much more. Lee's creations have been seen in Metropolitan Opera productions, the Lincoln Center Repertory Theatre, the Living Theatre, even Saturday Night Live (that naughty Land Shark). His many awards include a Fulbright Scholarship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, two OBIES, a Bessie Award, two American Theatre Wing Design Awards, a New York State Governor's Arts Award, and more.

Tickets: $15; $7 for children
Reservations at 212.929.4777


Outdoor Garden of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine | 111th Street & Amsterdam Avenue (not in the main cathedral)



September 11, 2015

9/11 TABLE OF SILENCE
Friday, September 11, starts at 8:20 AM
Concludes precisely at 8:46 AM
The time the first plane struck the North Tower
Lincoln Center - Revson Foundation/Josie Robertson Plaza

Choreographer Jacqulyn Buglisi is honored to be welcomed back by Lincoln Center for the 5th annual "9/11 Table of Silence," a transcendent prayer for peace, conceived and choreographed by Jacqulyn Buglisi in collaboration with Italian visual artist Rossella Vasta. The Buglisi Dance Theatre leads a company of 100+ dancers, drawn from dance companies and schools in the area. Moving to the minimal plaintive cries of the singers, echoes of the flute and conch, and the ritualistic beat of the tympani - a metaphor for the heartbeat - the dancers ascend onto the Plaza forming patterns of concentric circles to create a Peace labyrinth while encircling the Revson Fountain, symbolizing eternity, purity, and the continuous life cycle.

Free admission. Information at 212.719.3301 or www.tableofsilence.org

Around the Lincoln Center fountain | 64th Street & Columbus Avenue.


September 10, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

Films on the Green
THE RABBI’S CAT (Le Chat du Rabbin) By Joann Sfar and Antoine Delesvaux
Thursday, September 10 – 7:30 pm
Columbia University, Low Library Steps (entrance at 116th street)

2011 | Not Rated | 1h29 | France Algiers, 1920s.

Rabbi Sfar has more than one problem. His beautiful daughter Zlabya is transforming into a teenager, and even worse, his parrot-killing cat has just started talking. The Rabbi’s life grows all the more complicated when a box arrives from Russia with a painter inside. Ultimately Rabbi Sfar ends up on a quest for a hidden tribe and its mythical city of origin in Africa.

The Rabbi’s Cat is adapted from Joann Sfar’s popular comic-book series of the same name.

In French with English subtitles | FREE and open to all.
No alcohol allowed.
In the event of rain, the screening will be held in the Maison Française, East Gallery, Buell Hall.

FILMS ON THE GREEN
Started in 2008 in the community gardens of lower Manhattan and Harlem, this much-loved summer festival organized by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, FACE Foundation and the New York City Parks & Recreation now shows ten films at six major locations: Central Park, Riverside Park, Tompkins Square Park, Washington Square Park, Columbia University, and Transmitter Park (Brooklyn). Films on the Green @ Columbia is presented in partnership with the Columbia Maison Française.

Follow Films on the Green on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/FilmsontheGreen and on Twitter @FilmsontheGreen

More information: http://frenchculture.org/film-tv-and-new-media/events/rabbis-cat-2

 

Columbia University | Low Library Steps (entrance at 116th street)


 

 

September 9, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

CIRCUS SOLARIS COLLECTIVE
"NOMA"
September 9 at 6:30 PM
September 10 at 6:30 PM
September 14 at 6:30 PM
September 15 at 6:30 PM
September 19 at 2:00 PM.
Theater for the New City (Johnson Theater)

"NOMA" is a wordless movement piece with aerial dance directed by Sara Zepezauer, choreographed and designed by the Circus Solaris Collective (www.circussolaris.com). In the work, individual artists collaborate to create something bigger than they are capable of alone, using painting as a metaphor for the darkness that can overtake us in our futile flight from death. "NOMA" will have its American premiere September 9 to 19 as part of Theater for the New City's 2015 Dream Up Festival. A little girl's world exists solely on her canvas. When she steps away to look at her work, she is swept up again in her strokes, moving among the colors she combines. As the darkness within her starts to multiply, black becomes present in her painting and it becomes increasingly clear that she is dying from something that is seductive, dangerous and growing at an exponential rate. In the midst of this consuming darkness, an uncontrollable force takes over her mind and body and it remains unclear until the very end whether this is a self-created reality or the driving force of her art. Pairing concept with visual representation, the piece speaks to anyone who has endured or watched a loved one endure a darkness too overwhelming to control, too large to conquer, and too seductive to resist. "NOMA" features dance and aerial movment that looks like a painting. The dancers' movements mirror the strokes of a brush, accompanied by projections and paint. There is also live music composed by collaborating artists comprised mostly of strings.

Tickets $18
Box office: (212) 254-1109, www.dreamupfestival.org
Runs: 90 mins.
For more information or advance purchase visit
http://www.jsnyc.com/season/dreamup_2015/Dream_Up_General_Info.htm
http://www.smarttix.com/show.aspx?showcode=nom07E


Theater for the New City (Johnson Theater) | 155 First Ave, New Yor, NY, 10003


 

September 8, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

YPHIL - International Philharmonic Orchestra
September 9-27, 2015.
Carnegie Hall, and other venues

YPHIL - International Philharmonic Orchestra brings together 100 young talented musicians from 74 countries to represent their countries through music in Seven Epic Concerts, including a concert for Global Peace at Carnegie Hall, New York during United Nations week. A unique opportunity, the participating young musicians will perform on the same day their countries are represented at the United Nations during the General Assembly meetings. Presented by TURKEN Foundation with Jose Luis Gomez, Conductor, and Alexander Markov, Violin.

YPHIL - International Philharmonic Orchestra will be the symbol of a common voice of world fraternity. It will clasp together a Palestinian musician as well as an Israeli one, leaving behind all conflicts and wars to come together in music; the orchestra will seek to be the best realization for a united world. 100 extraordinary and powerful performers of the world will create one symphonic voice.


Over 900 young musicians from 98 different countries applied to be a part of this extraordinary ensemble. Young musicians between the ages of 18 to 26 will come from a wide range of cultural, linguistic, ethnic and religious backgrounds to take part in this ensemble. Creating this festival of peace and fraternity will empower the voices of our youth, promote peace and dialogue, and raise awareness for universal youth issues.

Concerts are free public events unless otherwise noted:

September 10, 2015 at 7pm: Play For Peace Concert

Symphony Space - Peter Jay Sharp Theater

Tickets: www.symphonyspace.org/event/8987/Music/ypo-young-soloists-concert.

September 14, 2015 at 3pm: United Hearts Concert

Herald Square - Dedicated to the memory of the victims and heroes of 9/11

September 16, 2015 at 3pm: Hear My Nations' Voice Concert in Times Square

September 17, 2015 at 7pm: Gathering for Youth Empowerment at New York University

NYU's Skirball Hall

Tickets: nyuskirball.org/page/tickets.

September 20, 2015 at 3pm: Concert For Nations' Friendship at Bowling Green Park, Wall Street

September 25, 2015 at 7pm: Community FellowshipProgram at the New York Public Library at Fifth Avenue

September 27, 2015 at 8pm: Concert for Global Peace

Carnegie Hall, Isaac Stern Auditorium/Ronald O. Perelman Stage

Tickets: www.carnegiehall.org/Calendar/2015/9/27/0800/PM/YPHIL-International-Philharmonic-Orchestra/.

Featuring: Jose Luis Gomez, Conductor; Alexander Markov, Violin

 

Carnegie Hal l| 881 7th Ave


 

September 7, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

Latin Show
Mon, Sept 7 – Sun, Sept 13, 2015 9am-8pm
Chelsea Market

Experience NY Fashion Week “Latin Show" Pop Up At Chelsea Market
Created By New York Area Latin American Designers And Curators

A Mix Of Modern And Traditional That Will Make You
Question What You Thought You Knew About Latin American Design

WHO
· Curated by Sergio Davila Fashion Group International´s Rising Star Award for Best Menswear Designer winner http://www.sergiodavila.com
. Latin and international designers of men’s and women’s apparel and accessories; artisanal luxury items; high end South American silver, organic and pima cotton, alpaca wool; fair trade/ethically sourced jewelry, décor; handcrafted leather accessories

WHAT
· 7 days and 4800 sq. feet of the best of Latin American design
· A new, fresh point of view re-defining Latin American style
· An upscale, multi-ethnic mix of culture, history, tradition, modernity and sophistication
· S/S2016 colors inspired by the Caribbean sea, the Amazon rainforest, the Andes mountains, and the outdoor markets of Latin America

WHY
· Promotes products and raw materials from Latin America, including Central and South America, the Caribbean and the multi-ethnic and indigenous traditions found throughout those regions
· Showcases the high end aesthetic of Latin American designers and artists

Admission is FREE and open to the public; Retail to the public; Wholesale to resellers
https://www.facebook.com/latinshownyc
@LatinShow #LATINSHOW

Admission is FREE and open to the public; Retail to the public; Wholesale to resellers
https://www.facebook.com/latinshownyc
@LatinShow #LATINSHOW

Chelsea Market| New York City


 

September 6, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

DADDY'S BOY"
August 30 at 8:00 PM
August 31 at 9:00 PM
September 3 at 9:00 PM
September 5 at 5:00 PM
September 6 at 2:00 PM
September 6 at 8:00 PM.
Theater for the New City (Community Theater)

"Daddy's Boy" by Cristian Avila begins in the boxing ring, with 17 year old national wrestling champion Milo facing off against his childhood best friend, J.T. This match is not just a physical battle but a battle of values as well, since Milo identifies as queer and J.T. represents the homophobia of Milo's Texas hometown that his two fathers fled for more liberal Manhattan. As Milo is about to win the match, J.T.'s homophobic dad screams out "faggott," which serves to fuel Milo even more. Milo's victory sashay and pink singlet are recorded and the footage goes viral, prompting a media backlash that triggers a horrific assault on his life. This tragic event and Milo's bravery drive his "straight acting" dads to face their fears of their own homosexuality and to come together to support their son as he embarks on the long road to forgiveness and healing. Theater for the New City's 2015 Dream Up Festival will present the play's world premiere August 30 to September 6, directed by the author. "Daddy's Boy" is about celebrating who you are, but also about the inevitable challenges that come with doing this. While it is often easier to give in to social pressures to fit in, Milo refuses to repress who he is and this, in turn, empowers other characters to think about their own identities. The play is very much in touch with present issues facing the LGBTQ community and the impact of the media on their movement, asking, "how much progress has actually been made?"

Tickets $15. For more information or advance purchase visit
http://www.jsnyc.com/season/dreamup_2015/daddy%27st.htm

Theater for the New City (Community Theater) | 155 First Avenue
(between 9th and 10th Streets)
New York, NY 10003


 

September 5, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

Matthew Minnicino
"Artaud Artaud- Dream Up Festival"
September 1- September 15, 2015
Theater for the New City (Community Theater)

"Artaud Artaud" is a "cruel not-masterpiece in one act" written by Matthew Minnicino, directed by Jake Beckhard and perfomed by Artilliers performing company. The play is a comitragic carnival that centers around the godfather of the avant-garde theater, Antonin Artaud. It is a merciless parody of the sensibilities of Artaud's manifesto "Theatre of Cruelty" and a sympathetic, semi-obsessive portrait of its greatest proponent and his somewhat dual nature. It is a faithful biopic written into a biting satire, yet is at its heart an homage to the messiness of creativity. "Artaud Artaud" will have its world premiere September 1-15 presented by Theater for the New City's 2015 Dream Up Festival. During his time in the Sanitarium at Rodez, France in the 1940s, Artaud is beset by a problem: his id-like Double, something at the core of his most famous texts, has taken complete control of his body. While it looks like him and is the form people associate with him, this double is not at all like him and is very much his opposite. At times, the Double is a truer voice and says what Artaud's ego prevents him from admitting. Trapped inside the chaos of his mind, the playwright wrestles with his Double to regain primacy and control over the way others perceive him. He enlists the Double as his voice and like a puppeteer guides how he moves through the world. But the Double, full of childlike chaos and wonder, begins to find his own wants and needs and discovers that they are not Artaud's. The playwright's body splits in two, calling into question whether the Double can in fact take on a life of its own. Though separate, the two are intertwined and co-dependent: what one body experiences impacts the other, forcing them to align their interests and work as a team. However, with time the Double develops more and more independence and starts to pursue a unique individuality. This struggle between the man and his double is set against the backdrop of the psychiatric ward. Many of the scenes take the form of a check-in with the Doctor's Assistant and with each visit, Artaud's Double is asked if he wants to be cured that day. The play encourages us to ask what exactly they are seeking to cure and whether being in this environment only heightens Artaud's 'madness.' The doctors are unaware of his joint persona and the more the Double seeks to unearth this fact, the closer it brings him to electro-shock therapy. As soon as the Double tries to speak his mind and tell his truth, he is silenced by doctors and gagged. The play asks, how could anyone stay sane in such an environment? The play takes the form of a hypertheatrical arena of thought and explores theater as a sensory experience– it is a stage nested in a stage nested in the theater we're in. The set is made up of three layers of liminal space with sharp contrasts; people against blackness and bodies against bodies. The show is athletic, like a slow-motion wrestling match. The sound design will provide the music of these bodies -- percussion suites of scratches, sniffs, coughs, lip smacks -- all complementing the actors on the stage. "Artaud Artaud" revels in language and plays with its sounds and associations. Words become a tool of control, a justification for punishment and ultimately the only means of escape. Only once the Double takes control of the script that is dictating his life can he escape his prison and force Artaud to confront who he is.

Tickets $15. To buy online visit http://www.smarttix.com/show.aspx?showcode=artA80

Box office 212-254-1109 or visit www.dreamupfestival.org

Theater for the New City | 155 First Ave
New York, NY 10003.


 

September 4, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

HENRIETTA STEVENTON'S
"ENNUI: AN ENGLISH COMEDY WITH A FRENCH TITLE
FOR AN AMERICAN AUDIENCE"
August 30 at 2:00 PM
September 1 at 6:30 PM
September 2 at 6:30 PM
September 3 at 6:30 PM
September 5 at 2:00 PM
September 5 at 8:00 PM
September 6 at 5:00 PM.
Theater for the New City (Community Theater)

Henrietta Steventon wrote "Ennui: An English Comedy with a French title for an American audience" to tackle everything from theater politics to the career of an actor and the challenge of separating work from personal life. It is a play within a play set in rehearsals for a newly discovered Noël Coward play. The actors are thrown together and must define new personae in the context of those around them. We see the work that goes into putting on a show and how personal motivations drive each actor's contribution to the form of the final product. The boundaries that separate theater and real life blur and the play they are putting on becomes an arena through which to express truer desires. "Ennui..." will have its world premiere in Theater for the New City's 2015 Dream Up Festival August 30 to September 6, directed by the author. Roger and his fiancee, Lauren, are cast in the two leading roles. She, however, is unaware that her husband-to-be and the director, Lucretia, were an item in the past and still have unresolved feelings. Meanwhile, the two devious understudies, Edwin and Ethel, are plotting ways to sabotage the leading actors. Lucretia's dim-witted assistant, Mary, causes chaos with poorly-timed comments. Rejected actor Craig protests outside the theater. The dialogue is clever and the humor is sharp. Many of the lines are replete with hidden meanings and audiences find themselves pulled into a world of wordplay, deception and murder. The various storylines come to a head with a funny and dramatic ending, playfully assuming a whodunit form that allows each character to realize their goals.

Tickets $15
Box office: (212) 254-1109

Buy tickets online: http://www.smarttix.com/show.aspx?showcode=enn645

For more information: http://www.jsnyc.com/season/dreamup_2015/ennuiant.htm

Theater for the New City | 155 First Avenue
(between 9th and 10th Streets)
New York, NY 10003
Telephone: (212) 254-1109
Fax: (212) 979-6570


 

September 3, 2015

New York Cool Tip:
Satellite Collective (name of the event)
September 3-5, 2015. 8pm.
BAM Fishman Space

Satellite Collective presents cutting edge, interdisciplinary works at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Fishman Space, 321 Ashland Place, Brooklyn, NY, from September 3-5, 2015 at 8pm. Tickets are $25-$35 ($10 students) and are available at http://www.bam.org/satellitecollective, by phone at 718-636-4100, or in person at the BAM box office. Tickets will be on sale beginning July 25, 2015.


In its second season at BAM, Satellite Collective seeks to secure its role as a leading voice of interdisciplinary art in New York City. Created specifically for the Fishman Space, Satellite Collective's September performances will employ the collaborative visions of 29 artists from across the nation. The evening will premiere post-classical music by four composers, ballet and modern dance works by three choreographers, a new animated set, two new short films, and a spoken work. By turns jubilant, mournful, violent, and tender, this diverse assemblage of artists and art forms will draw audiences through a spectrum of vibrant emotion. Damian Smith, former principal of San Francisco Ballet, is artistic advisor for the program.

The evenings include:

. "I Can Help You" - spoken word by Stelth Ulvang of The Lumineers

. "SOLO" - a dance work by Devin Alberda of the New York City Ballet

. "A Pair of Ideal Landscapes" - Dance + Film by Esme Boyce and Lora Robertson with score by Richie Greene including harp and soprano

. "Water" - a new cello composition by David Moss with soundscape by Richie Greene

. "Music for Dance" - earthy, dynamic music of the Satellite Ensemble

. "Edie Leaves Twice" - a short film by Lora Robertson with score by Ellis Ludwig Leone of San Fermin, and libretto by Creative Director Kevin Draper

. "Walled City" - Dance + Multimedia by Manuel Vignoulle (formerly of Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet), Kevin Draper, Brandon Stirling Baker and Nick Jaina

"These are people who know how to produce a show." - Siobhan Burke, The New York Times

For more information about Satellite Collective, visit www.satellitecollective.org.

BAM Fishman Space|321 Ashland Place
Brooklyn, NY 11217


 

September 2, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

ZHANG HOUDING
“Legend Of The White Snake” & “The Jewelry Purse”
September 2nd & 3rd at 8:00pm
DAVID H. KOCH THEATER (Lincoln Center)

For the first time outside of China, The China Arts & Entertainment Group (CAEG), a creative enterprise under the administration of the Ministry of Culture for the People’s Republic of China and the National Academy Of China Theatre Arts proudly present Zhang Houding (one of China’s most popular performers) with the Peking Opera at the David H. Koch Theater (Lincoln Center) at 8:00pm on September 2nd Legend Of The White Snake” and on the 3rd “The Jewelry Purse”. This historical special engagement is the fifth production in an ongoing relationship between CAEG and the David H. Koch Theater. This January 7-10, 2016, CAEG will present a new attraction, their 6th at the 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. http://davidhkochtheater.com/

Prior to this historical presentation – there will be a series of talks/lectures around New York City. Three have already been presented. Upcoming programs are Friday, July 17 6:30pm at Pace University by the New York Chinese Opera Society; tba later in July at the China Institute by Ben Wang; and a later one tba at Columbia University.
Zhang Huoding, is one of China’s most renowned and loved performing artists. Thanks to her melodious singing voice and her outstanding performances, not only have the elderly followed her career, the youth have given her pop star-like status. This year Zhang Huoding returned to the stage following a four-year hiatus to care for her baby. Zhang's comeback performance in Shanghai caused quite a buzz in the country. Tickets immediately sold out, and the organizer had a policy for ticket sales - one ID card to buy two tickets only. And in April, fans around the country travelled to Beijing for those immediately sold out concerts. Following her initial schooling, she entered the Tianjin Opera School. Upon graduation, she was admitted into the ZHANYOU Peking Opera Troupe in Beijing. In 1995, she transferred to the National Peking Opera Company. Her singing, acting and dancing possess the characters of the great China masters. In 2007, she performed a solo concert of symphonic opera in the Great Hall of the People, becoming the first opera performer there. A year later she joined NACTA to work as a teacher.

Tickets are: $22, $37, $57, $77, $107, & premium seats $167 plus $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)


 

August 31, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL FRINGE FESTIVAL
ANNOUNCES ADDED PERFORMANCES FOR BEST-SELLERS
17 Performances Added on August 30, 2015
** All part of the new New FringeFAVE Program **


The New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC) announces the productions selected for its newest program: FringeFAVE. On August 30th, one final performance slot in each of the 17 theaters hosting the festival has been given to the best-selling show in that venue. Tickets for all of these "favorite" shows are now on sale at www.FringeNYC.org.

The inaugural FringeFAVE shows are:

• Being Seen
When an actress responds to a casting notice, it doesn't go as expected.
64E4 UNDERGROUND at 4:00pm

• Beware The Chupacabra!
A dressmaker embarks on a dark, musical journey to jungles of Mexico in pursuit of a legendary a mythical beast.
Lynn Redgrave Theater @ Culture Project at 3:30pm

• Coping
When Connor commits suicide, his friends are left grasping the shards of his life.
Teatro SEA at the Clemente at 4:45pm

• Divine/Intervention
Glenn Milstead, the quiet man behind the mascara, struggles with his inner demons and his larger-than-life creation, drag star Divine.
The SoHo Playhouse at 5:30pm

• Elephants and Other Worldly Dilemmas
Five unique personalities discover that sometimes it takes a dead elephant in the room to show you what you believe in.
The Steve & Marie Sgouros Theatre at 4:15pm

• Father Kennedy
As mall town priest embarks on an epic journey to sabotage his sister's engagement.
Robert Moss Theater at 440 Studios at 4:45pm

• Feelings: because why pretend the show is about anything else?
When things end with the girl Tim hopes to marry, he decides to fall for his male best friend.
Spectrum at 3:30pm

• Hamlet the Hip-Hopera
Trapped in a castle under siege, characters dive into musical madness through soaring hip-hop ballads, weaving The Bard’s verse with the lyricism of a new age.
Teatro LATEA at the Clemente at 4:30

• Hick: A Love Story, The Romance of Lorena Hickok and Eleanor Roosevelt
When Eleanor Roosevelt became First Lady in 1933, she had a lesbian lover -- Lorena Hickok, a famous journalist. This is their story.
DROM at noon.

• Loose Cannon
From Moliére in IKEA to Chekhov in a Tex-Mex restaurant, this series of short comedies satirizes American consumerism in the style of canonical playwrights.
The Kraine Theater at 3:00pm

#LoveStory
Zoe gets a one-of-a-kind musical crash course on finding love in the digital age.
Theatre 80 at 3:30pm

• Maybe Tomorrow
A woman chooses to live exclusively in her boyfriend’s bathroom.
Under St. Marks at noon

• Night of The Living
A decaying marriage fights to survive as a zombie pandemic quietly infects the couple's insular world.
64E4 MAINSTAGE at 4:45pm

• Plath.
This new musical follows Sylvia Plath’s years at Smith College.
The Theater at the 14th Street Y at 5pm

• The Starter
A group of friends attempt their first grown-up dinner party. Based on works by Anton Chekhov.
The Celebration Of Whimsy at 4:45pm

• Type What Now
An unlikely diagnosis takes Jessie on a journey exploring body image and chronic illness.
The White Box at 440 Studios at noon

And one more still TBA at Flamboyan Theatre at the Clemente at 4:15

FringeNYC is a production of The Present Company, under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Elena K. Holy. In 1997, New York City became the seventh US city to host a fringe festival, joining Seattle, Chicago, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Houston, Orlando and San Francisco. FringeNYC has presented over 3000 performing groups representing every continent, prompting Switzerland's national daily, The New Zurich Zeitung, to declare FringeNYC as “the premiere meeting ground for alternative artists.”

FringeNYC has also been the launching pad for numerous Off-Broadway and Broadway transfers, long-running downtown hits, and regional theater productions including Urinetown, Matt & Ben, Never Swim Alone, Jammer, Debbie Does Dallas, Dog Sees God, Brandon Teena, Dixie’s Tupperware Party, 21 Dog Years, The Twentieth Century Way, Tom Crean: Antarctic Explorer, The Irish Curse, Jurassic Parq, The Fartiste,  and Silence! The Musical; movies including WTC View and Armless; and even a TV show (‘da Kink in My Hair). FringeNYC alumni include Bradley Cooper, Melissa Rauch (Big Bang Theory), Morgan Spurlock (Supersize Me, CNN's Inside Man), Mindy Kaling, Tony Award winner Diane Paulus (Pippin), Alex Timbers (Rocky), Leigh Silverman (Violet), W. Kamau Bell (Totally Biased), Michael Urie (Ugly Betty), Naomi Grossman (American Horror Story), Chris Lowell (Enlisted), David Anders (iZombie) and Kristen Schall (Last Man on Earth), among countless other success stories.

FringeNYC runs August 14 - 30, 2015 with shows running 2pm - midnight weekdays and noon - midnight on weekends. Tickets are $18 each available at www.FringeNYC.org. Discount passes for multiple shows (including the Fiver and the all-you-can-see Lunatic Pass) are also available.  Tickets can also be purchased in person at FringeCentral (56 E 1st Street between 1st & 2nd Aves). For more information visit www.FringeNYC.org.


August 30, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

DADDY'S BOY"
August 30 at 8:00 PM
August 31 at 9:00 PM
September 3 at 9:00 PM
September 5 at 5:00 PM
September 6 at 2:00 PM
September 6 at 8:00 PM.
Theater for the New City (Community Theater)

"Daddy's Boy" by Cristian Avila begins in the boxing ring, with 17 year old national wrestling champion Milo facing off against his childhood best friend, J.T. This match is not just a physical battle but a battle of values as well, since Milo identifies as queer and J.T. represents the homophobia of Milo's Texas hometown that his two fathers fled for more liberal Manhattan. As Milo is about to win the match, J.T.'s homophobic dad screams out "faggott," which serves to fuel Milo even more. Milo's victory sashay and pink singlet are recorded and the footage goes viral, prompting a media backlash that triggers a horrific assault on his life. This tragic event and Milo's bravery drive his "straight acting" dads to face their fears of their own homosexuality and to come together to support their son as he embarks on the long road to forgiveness and healing. Theater for the New City's 2015 Dream Up Festival will present the play's world premiere August 30 to September 6, directed by the author. "Daddy's Boy" is about celebrating who you are, but also about the inevitable challenges that come with doing this. While it is often easier to give in to social pressures to fit in, Milo refuses to repress who he is and this, in turn, empowers other characters to think about their own identities. The play is very much in touch with present issues facing the LGBTQ community and the impact of the media on their movement, asking, "how much progress has actually been made?"

Tickets $15. For more information or advance purchase visit
http://www.jsnyc.com/season/dreamup_2015/daddy%27st.htm

Theater for the New City (Community Theater)


 

August 29, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

ASTORIA MUSIC AND ARTS 7th Annual ASTORIA MUSIC NOW!: NEW WORLD QUEENS FEST
Saturday, August 29, 2015 Noon-9pm.
Astoria Park

The event will include the following activities:
Over 60 musical acts and visual artists with the goal of raising eco-awareness.
Musical Acts ranging from bossanova, reggae, ska, R&B, rock, psychedelic, Americana, indie, funk, blue grass and Afro-Cuban bands.
A pie-eating contest sponsored by Astor Bake Shop
A family dance party experience for children 1 to 12 years old by Little Club Heads,
A dance tent featuring Sol Dance Studios,
A puppet show by WonderSpark from Raising Astoria, and a giant Kaiju Big Battle Monster.

Please enjoy a day where approximately 1,000 New Yorkers will come and enjoy various festivities and humanities that beautify our neighborhood, improves education of the arts, and enhances our youth’s interest in various artistic talents.

Astoria Park


August 27, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

AMERICA'S NEXT TOP:
One Top's Hysterical Take on Life, Love, Tools and Boxes
Written by Julie Novak and Eva Tenuto
Directed by Eva Tenuto
Saturday August 22 @5:15PM
Monday August 24 @8:45PM
Thursday August 27 @3PM
Friday August 28 @5:15PM
Saturday August 29 @ 7:15PM
Under St. Marks theater

TMI Project presents Julie Novak in her tour de force solo show AMERICA'S NEXT TOP: One Top's Hysterical Take on Life, Love, Tools and Boxes as part of the 2015 New York International Fringe Festival starting Saturday August 22nd at Under St. Marks Theater. Eva Tenuto directs.

At the age of three, Julie Novak walked up the driveway of her home carrying a heavy Craftsman tool box. When asked by her mother where she got it, her only thought was “shouldn't I always have had this toolbox with me?” And so it went that throughout her adolescence Julie found herself as not really having a defined position on the gender spectrum. America's Next Topis her incredibly humorously told, sometimes painful journey of coming out and fearlessly displaying her androgyny to others while taking the risk of eliciting their confusion and leaving them fumbling for the right pronoun...Ah Sir? Ma'am?... Sir? It's also a showcase for her abundant comedic talent, infectious energy, charisma and skill as a singer, impersonator and all around dynamic performer.

Tickets are $18.00 and can be purchased online or on your Smartphone. To purchase tickets visit www.FringeNYC.org and choose the performance (a convenience charge applies). Alternately you can purchase tickets in person at FringeCENTRAL, located at 56 East 1st Street (between 1st and 2nd Avenues).

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


 

August 26, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

Vancouver's Alley Theatre presents US Premiere
LITTLE ONE
At The New York International Fringe Festival
THU Aug 20 7:00 - 8:00
FRI Aug 21 3:30 - 4:30
SUN Aug 23 8:30 - 9:30
WED Aug 26 5:15 - 6:15
FRI Aug 28 2:45 - 3:45
Aug. 20 -28

64 East 4th Street Theater

“Suburban horror brilliantly rendered … Moscovitch’s splendidly creepy one-act is witty, smart and insidious.” – Globe & Mail

“Deeply disturbing but laced with humor and surprising twists … this production is riveting throughout.” – Georgia Straight

“Will leave you transformed – guaranteed.” - Vancouverscape

After a sold-out and critically acclaimed run at the Vancouver Fringe 2014, award-winning and innovative director AMIEL GLADSTONE (FringeNYC Alumni Louis & Dave in a car, Zastrozzi, and The Black Box) re-teams with actor/producers MARISA SMITH and DANIEL ARNOLD (FringeNYC Excellence Award Tuesdays & Sundays) to mount the wryly comic thriller LITTLE ONE at FringeNYC, a play by HANNAH MOSCOVITCH - “Canada’s Hottest Young Playwright” (National Post, Globe & Mail, Now Magazine).

When 4-year-old Claire is adopted into the family,6-year-old Aaron has to learn to “love” his new monster of a sister. Told through the now adult voices of these adopted siblings, Little One weaves a story of childhood horror and teenage trauma into a twisted, wryly funny, and ultimately haunting experience. One that asks how long you’d let a psychopath control your life … and what you’d do to regain it.


Tickets are $18, available at www.fringenyc.

64 East 4th Street Theater



 

August 25, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

Ashley Jacobson's
THE AMERICAN PLAY
Sun Aug. 16 at 7:15PM
Fri Aug. 21 at 4:45PM
Tue Aug. 25 at 2:30PM
Thu Aug 27 at 7PM
Sat Aug 29 at 2:15PM
The Steve and Marie Sgouros Theatre--
The New York International Fringe Festival

The Dirty Blondes (Artistic Director Ashley J. Jacobson and Executive Director Elizabeth Sarkady) present THE AMERICAN PLAY, an American Psyco themed drama opening August 16th at the Steve and Marie Sgouros Theatre as part of the 19th Annual New York Fringe Festival. The cast includes Michael DeBartolo, John C. Nagy III and Jen Jacobs (HBO's Girls). Two college boys whose obsession with Bret Easton Ellis's novel and character of Patrick Bateman find themselves inspired to seek out violence and dominance in their daily lives. The obsession sets them on a destructive path towards an unattainable masculinity that causes them to act out their fantasies in devastating ways. THE AMERICAN PLAY won awards for Outstanding Production of A New Play, Outstanding Direction and Lighting at the 2012 Planet Connections Theater Festivity.

Tickets are $18 plus surcharge. For Tickets/Information go to www.FringeNYC.org and www.thedirtyblondes.org.

The Steve and Marie Sgouros Theatre | 115 MacDougal Street


 

August 22, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

AMERICA'S NEXT TOP:
One Top's Hysterical Take on Life, Love, Tools and Boxes
Written by Julie Novak and Eva Tenuto
Directed by Eva Tenuto
Saturday August 22 @5:15PM
Monday August 24 @8:45PM
Thursday August 27 @3PM
Friday August 28 @5:15PM
Saturday August 29 @ 7:15PM
Under St. Marks theater

TMI Project presents Julie Novak in her tour de force solo show AMERICA'S NEXT TOP: One Top's Hysterical Take on Life, Love, Tools and Boxes as part of the 2015 New York International Fringe Festival starting Saturday August 22nd at Under St. Marks Theater. Eva Tenuto directs.

At the age of three, Julie Novak walked up the driveway of her home carrying a heavy Craftsman tool box. When asked by her mother where she got it, her only thought was “shouldn't I always have had this toolbox with me?” And so it went that throughout her adolescence Julie found herself as not really having a defined position on the gender spectrum. America's Next Topis her incredibly humorously told, sometimes painful journey of coming out and fearlessly displaying her androgyny to others while taking the risk of eliciting their confusion and leaving them fumbling for the right pronoun...Ah Sir? Ma'am?... Sir? It's also a showcase for her abundant comedic talent, infectious energy, charisma and skill as a singer, impersonator and all around dynamic performer.

Tickets are $18.00 and can be purchased online or on your Smartphone. To purchase tickets visit www.FringeNYC.org and choose the performance (a convenience charge applies). Alternately you can purchase tickets in person at FringeCENTRAL, located at 56 East 1st Street (between 1st and 2nd Avenues).

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



August 21, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

Vancouver's Alley Theatre presents US Premiere of
LITTLE ONE
At The New York International Fringe Festival
THU Aug 20 7:00 - 8:00
FRI Aug 21 3:30 - 4:30
SUN Aug 23 8:30 - 9:30
WED Aug 26 5:15 - 6:15
FRI Aug 28 2:45 - 3:45
Aug. 20 -28

64 East 4th Street Theater

“Suburban horror brilliantly rendered … Moscovitch’s splendidly creepy one-act is witty, smart and insidious.” – Globe & Mail

“Deeply disturbing but laced with humor and surprising twists … this production is riveting throughout.” – Georgia Straight

“Will leave you transformed – guaranteed.” - Vancouverscape

After a sold-out and critically acclaimed run at the Vancouver Fringe 2014, award-winning and innovative director AMIEL GLADSTONE (FringeNYC Alumni Louis & Dave in a car, Zastrozzi, and The Black Box) re-teams with actor/producers MARISA SMITH and DANIEL ARNOLD (FringeNYC Excellence Award Tuesdays & Sundays) to mount the wryly comic thriller LITTLE ONE at FringeNYC, a play by HANNAH MOSCOVITCH - “Canada’s Hottest Young Playwright” (National Post, Globe & Mail, Now Magazine).

When 4-year-old Claire is adopted into the family,6-year-old Aaron has to learn to “love” his new monster of a sister. Told through the now adult voices of these adopted siblings, Little One weaves a story of childhood horror and teenage trauma into a twisted, wryly funny, and ultimately haunting experience. One that asks how long you’d let a psychopath control your life … and what you’d do to regain it.

Tickets are $18, available at www.fringenyc.

64 East 4th Street Theater


August 20, 2015

New York Cool Tips:

Eighth Annual NoHu International Short Film Festival in Union City
Seeking Entries for 2015

The City of Union City will host the Eighth Annual NoHu International Short Film Festival to be held from October 19 - 24, 2015.

This year's six day festival will include two evenings of feature films; three evenings of screening the finalists of the short film competing category; and a red carpet Awards Ceremony on the sixth day.

Submissions are being accepted in all categories. (NO pornography please.) Films should be no longer than fifteen minutes in length. Those interested may submit their film in DVD format, along with a cover letter, synopsis, film credits, awards if any, and contact information to:

Commissioner Lucio P. Fernandez
Department of Public Affairs
3715 Palisade Avenue
Union City, NJ 07087

Attn: Film Entry

Please include in the cover letter that the entry is being submitted by the property owner or licensee, and giving the City of Union City the right to publicly screen the film as part of the NoHu International Film Festival.

Please note, DVD's will not be returned.

Entry deadline is Monday, October 5, 2015 (no exception). No fee. No Application form required. Foreign language films accepted. This is a juried festival. Please include if this is a "World Premiere", "USA Premiere", "New Jersey Premiere", or "Union City Premiere". All entries will be considered. Finalists will be notified via e-mail. Please write on DVD cover contact name, email, and genre.

The Red Carpet Awards presentation for the Festival will be held on Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 7:00 PM at the William Musto Cultural Center, 420 - 15th Street in Union City, NJ. Admission is free.

www.NoHuFilmFestival.blogspot.com


 

Sophia Romma
"That Queer Blind Silence"
Wednesdays through Sundays at 7:00 PM.
Special matinee August 23 at 3:00 PM.
August 5 to 23, 2015
13th Street Repertory Company

The human condition of gays in contemporary Russia mirrors life in a phantasmagoric insane asylum. That's the view of a new play, "That Queer Blind Silence" by émigré playwright Sophia Romma. Her political farce, written in English but in the style of Russian Expressionism, depicts the ordeals of a fictional figure skater whose character was inspired partly by the life and career of bronze medalist Johnny Weir. Underground International Voices of Theatre, in association with The O'Neill Film and Theatrical Foundation, will present the play's world premiere runAugust 5 to 23 at 13th Street Repertory Company, 50 West 13th Street, NYC, directed by John Beshaw-Farrell. Ten percent of ticket sales will be donated to Underground International Voices of Theatre to support that organization's efforts for equal rights of the LGBTQ community in the Russian Federation.

Homosexuality had been decriminalized in Russian in 1993, and to Russian émigré Sophia Romma, herself an accomplished figure skater, the change in Russia's political landscape suggested a certain regression into delusional psychopathology, which she paints in this play. It is an absurd, outrageous, macabre tale in which a fictitious gold medalist in figure skating is stripped of his honor and exiled to an asylum in Siberia, where the head psychiatrist, a lascivious sex-nik and mistress of Vladimir Putin, reforms homosexuals through spiritual cleansing and ludicrous soul-purging psychiatric tactics.

Director John Beshaw Farrell explains that thematically, the asylum in the play symbolizes Russia herself, maddened by her own lost grandeur: Orthodox, Imperial and Soviet. The inmates have all been useful idiots in advancing dishonest propaganda. The consequence of being betrayed by what they thought were their virtues has left them all damaged, unfit for any other life but that of a madhouse.

The play is choreographed by Leslie Dockery. Set design is by Gregory Okshteyn. Music is by Michael Bulychev-Okser. Theme music for "Paul Robeson" is by Otis Cotton. Incidental music is performed live by "Manana" from Armenia. The actors are Alice Bahlke, Walter Krochmal, Grant Morenz, Tommie Thompson, Gavin Rohrer and Marina Levinson.

Tickets $20 general admission. Box office 866-811-4111 (Ovation Tix)
For more information or advance purchase visit www.thatqueerblindsilence.com

13th Street Repertory Company | 50 W. 13th Street, New York, NY 10011


 

August 14, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

William Shakespeare
"Macbeth"
Thursdays through Saturdays at 8:00 PM
July 30 to August 15
By the Drilling Company
The parking lot at 114 Norfolk Street

Macbeth and Banquo reminded director Jesse Ontiveros of Fidel and Che, and that was the genesis for his idea to set "Macbeth" in a banana republic for the Drilling Company's Shakespeare in the Parking Lot, in a production to be presented July 30 to August 15 in the parking lot at 114 Norfolk Street (between Delancey and Rivington Streets), behind The Clemente.

"Macbeth" is a play about power and this production seeks perspective on its eternal themes from the political history of Latino cultures.  Director Jesse Ontiveros, who directed Shakespeare in the Parking Lot's "As You Like It" in 2006, is of Mexican heritage.  Hamilton Clancy, Artistic Director of The Drilling Company which produces Shakespeare in the Parking Lot, is excited to welcome Ontiveros back to direct as his company begins its new partnership with The Clemente, an arts organization that serves the Latino community.

All admission is free. Seats are available on a first come first served basis, with audience members often arriving early to secure a place. Audience members are welcome to bring their own chairs. Once seats are gone, blankets are spread out. No one has ever been turned away and there's never a wait for tickets.

The parking lot at 114 Norfolk Street| Between Delancey and Rivington Streets| NYC



August 13, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

South Street Seaport Museum presents Sip 'n' Sails:
Wine, Sailing, and Sunsets
Thursday August 13. 7PM – 9PM.
Pier 16 - South Street Seaport Museum

South Street Seaport Museum announces Sip ‘n’ Sails aboard the nineteenth century schooner Pioneer. Beginning Thursday, August 13, 2015 and continuing for select Thursday evenings, join Pasanella & Son Vintners aboard Pioneer to experience the stunning sunset over New York harbor while tasting a variety of fine coastal wines. Also available will be a selection of delectable finger foods from Grandaisy Bakery, including assorted pizzette and focaccia. Tickets are $85 ($75 for members of the South Street Seaport Museum) and must be ordered in advance at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/cal/34598?sitePreference=normal.

Pier 16 - South Street Seaport Museum |12 Fulton St.
NYC 10038


 

August 12, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

#summernights @ El Museo
THIS WEDNESDAY
UPTOWN BOUNCE: Summer Nights at 104th & 5th
Wednesday, August 12 | 6:00pm - 9:00pm | FREE | RSVP here
El Museo & The Museum of the City of New York

Join El Museo & The Museum of the City of New York for the FINAL night of the Uptown Bounce summer series, featuring music, gallery talks, art workshops, breakdancing, summer drinks, local food & more!

This week at El Museo, artists Maximo Colon and Marcos Dimas from our exhibition ¡PRESENTE! The Young Lords in New York will be in Las Galerias discussing their work. On 104th Street between both museums, check out a live performance by George Emilio Sanchez, Buried Up To My Neck While Thinking Outside The Box. Sanchez reprises his original outdoor work in a free-wheeling, ongoing performance in which he is buried in a mountain of trash sprinkled with signs that state, "Trash=Art" or "Art=Trash." Music all night by DJ Turmix with video projections by Nat Castañeda. Throughout the evening check out chalking by FEEGZ & crew and participate in art making in the courtyard!

At the City Museum, join a gallery tour, dance to DJ Grandmaster Caz spinning hip-hop, funk & soul, and enjoy chalk art by Kady Perry.


El Museo del Barrio | 1230 Fifth Avenue | New York | NY | 10029
1230 FIFTH AVENUE AT 104TH STREET, NEW YORK, NY 10024 | 212.831.7272
OPEN TUES - SAT FROM 11 AM TO 6 PM
Copyright @ 2015 El Museo del Barrio All rights reserved.



 

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




August 8, 2015

New York Cool Tips:

SummerStage
30th Anniversary DJ Celebration
Quantic
Gilles Peterson
Afrika Bambaataa
in association with Giantstep
Saturday, August 8
Doors at 5pm
Central Park, Manhattan
Central Park Manhattan

FREE

Quantic, aka Will Holland is a British born musician, producer and DJ making soul, electronic & Latin music saturated in the tropical soundwaves of the Caribbean. Holland has developed a sound that bridges heritage and progression, marrying spontaneous musicianship with deep, exciting tonality. Holland has completed his fourth Quantic record, which is his fifteenth studio album to date, which features influences from Ethiopian Jazz to Haitian Compas, Salsa Dura from his Colombian homestead, to Detroit techno, with electric sub bass and beat programming, all part of Quantic's trademark sound. Holland records and mixes from his own Sonido del Valle studio where he utilizes a range of vintage studio equipment, working as part sound engineer, musician and producer to procure a rich and original sound.

Gilles Peterson: Website
When all is said and done, whichever role Gilles Peterson is performing -- DJ, broadcaster, producer, compiler, label boss, or plain old record collector -- the music is always the bottom line. His passion and enthusiasm is unfailing and deeply infectious. Starting off life as a club DJ, Peterson continues to spin passionately in venues around the world. As for the radio, his new 3-hour Saturday afternoon show on BBC Radio 6 Music has seen him take his unique musical mix to a new and growing audience of music lovers whilst the syndicated worldwide radio show. From Sun-Ra to James Blake to Theo Parrish and Flying Lotus; if it swings in the right places, it's in. Peterson is also at the forefront of his own independent label, Brownswood Recordings, which launched in 2006 as an outlet for his favourite new discoveries.

Afrika Bambaataa
Afrika Bambaataa is one of the three main originators of break-beat deejaying, and is respectfully known as the "Grandfather," "Godfather," and "The Amen Ra," of Hip Hop Culture as well as The Father of The Electro Funk Sound. Through his co-opting of the street gang the Black Spades into the music and culture-oriented Zulu Nation, he is responsible for spreading rap and Hip-Hop culture throughout the world. He has consistently made records nationally and internationally, every one to two years, spanning the 1980s through now. Due to his early use of drum machines and computer sounds, Bam (as he is affectionately known) was instrumental in changing the way R&B and other forms of Black music were recorded. His creation of Electro Funk, beginning with his piece "Planet Rock," helped fuel the development of other musical genres such as Freestyle or Latin Freestyle, Miami Bass, Electronica, House, Hip House, and early Techno.

For complete series lineup, please visit SummerStage.org

PLEASE NOTE: SummerStage shows take place outdoors and take place RAIN OR SHINE. Shows are only cancelled in the event of what event organizers consider to be dangerous winds or lightning. Schedule of events and performers is subject to change. The following cannot be brought into the Central Park venue: glass bottles, cans, coolers, folding chairs, bikes, rollerblades, skateboards, beach umbrellas, video cameras, selfie sticks, professional camera gear, tripods or pets. SummerStage is not responsible for prohibited items left outside the venue. Bags subject to search. Alcoholic beverages are forbidden in NYC Parks. The distribution and sale of unauthorized promotional materials is banned. Beer and wine are on sale at the Central Park venue for onsite consumption only. Smoking is prohibited in all NYC parks.

Central Park


 

Rocky Dawuni and DJ Sweet V
Saturday August 8th, 2015. 7:30-9:45pm. Lincoln Center Atrium (61 West 62nd St)

Rocky Dawuni’s unique “Afro-Roots” sound has made him famous in his native Ghana and earned him a global following. Using a funky blend of soul, pop, Afrobeat, and reggae, Dawuni’s songs straddle Africa, the Caribbean, and the U.S. Influences include the soulfulness of Fela Kuti; the positivity and deep grooves of Bob Marley; and the infectious, sing-along anthems of Michael Franti, K’naan, and Matisyahu. Dawuni has worked with Stevie Wonder, Peter Gabriel, Jason Mraz, Sharon Jones, Janelle Monae, John Legend, and many others. He is also an eloquent and passionate spokesman for many global causes.

Cost: Free!
For more information visit http://atrium.lincolncenter.org/2015/rocky-dawun
i

Lincoln Center Atrium | 61 West 62nd St.


 

Rooftop Films
DIVINE LOCATION
(Ulrike Franke, Michael Loeken | Germany | 99 min.)
Saturday, August 8
8:00PM Doors Open
8:30PM Live Music
9:00PM Film Begins
10:30PM Q&A with Filmmakers Ulrike Franke & Michael Loeken
11:00PM After-party Sponsored by New Amsterdam Vodka
Old American Can Factory


Not many people wake up in the morning and have “build a lake” on their to-do list. But for a group of real estate developers in Dortmund Germany, this seemed to be the logical solution for attracting buyers to a 650 acre plot of contaminated landscape. As a result Phoenix Lake rises from the ashes of a decaying industrial region near the river Ruhr. Divine Location is a portrait of progress.
Bouncing from the comic-tragic experiences of those involved and dipping into the lives of those being changed by it; local shopkeepers, former steel mill workers, budding families, rowdy teens, intrusive geese. Wryly following the absurdity and rare rationality at the heart of gentrification, the film is a hilarious exploration of human endeavor. Is building nature now man’s greatest industrial achievement?
More Info: http://rooftopfilms.com/2015/schedule/divine-location/



THE OLD AMERICAN CAN FACTORY
(On the roof)
Roof and Courtyard
GOWANUS
232 Third St. at 3rd Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11215
F/G to Carroll St. or R to Union


August -5, 2015

New York Cool Tips:

Rooftop Films
HUMAN RESOURCES SEASON TWO PREMIERE (FREE WITH RSVP)
Tuesday, August 4
8:00PM Doors Open and Pre-Show Reception Sponsored by The Naked Grape and Brewery Ommegang
8:30PM Live Music
9:00PM Sneak Preview of the Season 2 Premiere of Human Resources
9:30PM Q&A with the cast
9:45PM Short Films Begin
Solar One

ls on the cusp of adulthood, whose greatest artistic challenges lie in letting go.
Director Alexandra Dahlström captures the multifaceted nature of friendship, alongside energetic, pop-punk performances with intimate behind-the-scenes interviews. Join us for a live performance from the band members, before this

Free With Reservation

More Info: http://rooftopfilms.com/2015/ schedule/human-resources

SOLAR ONE | On the pier along the water
KIPS BAY
24-20 FDR Drive, Service Road East at 23rd Street and the East River, New York, NY 10010
R/6 to 23rd St., walk all the way east.


 

Rooftop Films
Wednesday, August 5
COLD CONFLICTS: SWEDISH SHORT FILMS (FREE SHOW)
7 :00PM Live Music by Vulkano
8:00PM Films Begin
Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, Queens.

Swedish cinema’s vitality shines in these shorts centered on non-conventional relationships.
THE FILMS: I Turn to You (Victor Lindgren); Bath House (Niki Lindroth von Bahr); All We Share (Jenny Carlsson); Boy-Razor (Peter Pontikis); Pussy Have the Power (Lovisa Sirén).
More Info: http://rooftopfilms.com/2015/schedule/cold-conflicts-swedish-short-films/


Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, Queens.

 


 

August 2, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

William Shakespeare
"Romeo and Juliet"
Drilling Company
July 17 to August 2
Bryant Park

Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" exquisitely pleads for similar and neighboring peoples to stop killing each other for reasons they no longer remember. The play will be set in a modern city which is divided by wealth and class. Directed by David Marantz, it aims to send a clear message about the violence that can result from social division and corporate greed.

In Marantz's "contemporary" version of Verona, the city is dominated by religion and divided between rich and poor. Everybody carries weapons openly, which leads to fighting on the streets. Capulet industries, run by Juliet's wealthy, conservative family, is running the town. Romeo hails from a different wealthy family that funds social activism; they run the Montague Center for Social Justice. Class conflict has created a modern dystopia from which the two lovers want to flee. Such a milieu enables some innovative character choices, for example, Mercutio is no longer just a hothead. Played by a woman, the character will be transformed into an impulsive firebrand activist. Tybalt is Head of Security for Capulet Industries. In the balcony scene, Romeo must overcome the video surveillance that protects the wealthy.

For this production, the performing area is on the Bryant Park Stage, which is across the park from the Upper Terrace Steps, at the Fountain Terrace near Sixth Avenue, with audience on the gravel and lawn. As always, admission is free, nearby food kiosks serve affordable meals, capacious rest rooms are close at hand and seating on bistro chairs is guaranteed for everyone. Best of all, there is no waiting in line for tickets.

Bryant Park Shakespeare will present "Romeo and Juliet", produced by The Drilling Company July 17 to August 2, 2015 in Bryant Park(6th Avenue at 42nd Street, Manhattan) Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 6:30 PM and Sundays at 2:00 PM. Admission is Free. For Info call 212-873-9050 or visit the websites www.shakespeareintheparkinglot.com and www.drillingcompany.org.

Bryant Park|6th Avenue at 42nd Street| Manhattan


 

August 1, 2015

New York Cool Tips:

World Premiere of
Comfort Women: A New Musical
Directed by Dimo Hyun Jun Kim
July 31 at 8pm
Aug 1 at 2pm and 8pm
Aug 2 at 3pm and 7pm
Aug 4 at 2pm and 7pm
Aug 5 at 2pm and 7pm
Aug 6 at 2pm and 7pm
Aug 7 at 2pm and 8pm
Aug 8 at 2pm and 8pm
Aug 9 at 3pm and 7pm
Friday July 31- Sunday August 9, 2015
Theatre at St. Clements

Comfort Women: A New Musical, directed by Dimo Hyun Jun Kim with musical direction by TekGoo Kang. Written by Dimo Hyun Jun Kim, Osker David Aguirre, and Joann Malory Mieses, with music by Bryan Michaels and TaeHo Park.

Set in 1941, Comfort Women takes us to Seoul, Korea, where we meet Goeun, a young woman whose brother is attempting to revolt against the Imperial Japanese Army. Goeun meets a man who promises her a good paying job at a factory in Tokyo. Feeling like she has no other options to support her family, she chooses to leave her home and take the job. Unfortunately Goeun soon realizes that this is not the dream opportunity that she has been promised. She is held hostage, transported to Indonesia, and is forced to become a Japanese Imperial Army sexual slave. We follow Goeun through this life-altering experience as she befriends fellow slaves (Comfort Women) and they plan their impossible escape.

Comfort Women: A New Musical by Dimo Hyun Jun Kim, Osker David, Aguirre, and Joann Malory Mieses with music by Bryan Michaels and TaeHo Park. Directed by Dimo Hyun Jun Kim with musical direction by TekGoo Kang. Featuring Sandra W. Lee, Megan Lee Hodson, Garett Taketa, Daniel Kennedy, Roger Yeh, Edward Ikeguchi, Yeena Sung, Bomi Yim, Tricia Fukuhara, Jann Punwattana, Maggie Lalley, Tomoka Iwata, Paul
Marquez, Wilton Yeung, and Tenzin Yeshi.

Tickets: $39- $69 http://www.comfortwomenmusical.com www.web.ovationtix.com/trs/cal/34622 866-811-4111


Theatre at St. Clements | 423 W. 46th St | New York, NY 10036
(Between 9th and 10th Avenues

 



 

 


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CAROL MENDES & ARTISTS Presents the World Premiere of
LANOTTE+VERSO
Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 7:30pm
Friday, September 11, 2015 at 7:30pm
Saturday, September 12, 2015 at 7:30pm
Sunday, September 13, 2015 at 3:30pm
September 10-13, 2015
LA MAMA First Floor Theater

Carol Mendes & Artists presents LANOTTE+VERSO. Performances will take place September 10 - 13, 2015 at LA MAMA First Floor Theater, 74A E. 4th Street, New York, NYC. Performances are Thursday through Saturday at 7:30pm, and Sunday at 3:30pm.

LANOTTE is an assertively absurdist dance romp about being a woman. VERSO is the B side of LANOTTE; a reaction to ourselves and the change in our own creative process. LANOTTE +VERSO are inextricably linked: LANOTTE, a dark journey of the female mind, and VERSO, a fast paced succession of dancescapes. Each dance relies on the other, as a coin with two distinct sides.

Abounding with darkness, LANOTTE explores different aspects of the female mind. Successive scenes that are at times theatrical and confrontational portray the performers' innermost emotions to bring the audience on an emotional journey of the whole person. This work seeks to peel off layers off the self, exposing the internal female, vulnerable but strong. Ultimately, this dance is an ode to the complexities of womanhood. At VERSO, three dancers explore the human body's coordination, creating extreme movement and violent conversations in space inspired by the electronic creations of Denmark musician Trentemøller. At moments an interactive performance, VERSO stretches the boundaries of performance space, with a visceral dialogue with the audience.

ARTISTS: Frankie Fernandes, Lauren Elise Kravitz, and Erika Wuhrer.

Tickets are $15 in advance/$18 day of show, and are available at carolmendes.brownpapertickets.com.

LA MAMA First Floor Theater | 74A E. 4th Street, New York, NYC.

 

 

September 12, 2015


RALPH LEE'S METTAWEE RIVER THEATRE COMPANY
September 11-13 at 7:30 PM
Outdoor Garden of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine

Ralph Lee, renowned creator of puppets, masks and giant figures, presents his Mettawee River Theatre Company in "OUT OF THE PAST: Celebrating 40 Years of the Mettawee Journey," a feast of excerpts from four decades of Mettawee productions, featuring an abundance of Lee creations. The retrospective brings back many alumni of Mettawee - singer/actor/puppeteers - who will present scenes from past productions including "Communications from a Cockroach," based on Archie & Mehitabel; "The Caucasian Chalk Circle," adapted from Bertolt Brecht; "Peace," a visit from Aristophanes' gluttonous dung beetle; "The Woman Who Fell From the Sky," from the Ioquois creation story, and much more. Lee's creations have been seen in Metropolitan Opera productions, the Lincoln Center Repertory Theatre, the Living Theatre, even Saturday Night Live (that naughty Land Shark). His many awards include a Fulbright Scholarship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, two OBIES, a Bessie Award, two American Theatre Wing Design Awards, a New York State Governor's Arts Award, and more.

Tickets: $15; $7 for children
Reservations at 212.929.4777


Outdoor Garden of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine | 111th Street & Amsterdam Avenue (not in the main cathedral)



September 11, 2015

9/11 TABLE OF SILENCE
Friday, September 11, starts at 8:20 AM
Concludes precisely at 8:46 AM
The time the first plane struck the North Tower
Lincoln Center - Revson Foundation/Josie Robertson Plaza

Choreographer Jacqulyn Buglisi is honored to be welcomed back by Lincoln Center for the 5th annual "9/11 Table of Silence," a transcendent prayer for peace, conceived and choreographed by Jacqulyn Buglisi in collaboration with Italian visual artist Rossella Vasta. The Buglisi Dance Theatre leads a company of 100+ dancers, drawn from dance companies and schools in the area. Moving to the minimal plaintive cries of the singers, echoes of the flute and conch, and the ritualistic beat of the tympani - a metaphor for the heartbeat - the dancers ascend onto the Plaza forming patterns of concentric circles to create a Peace labyrinth while encircling the Revson Fountain, symbolizing eternity, purity, and the continuous life cycle.

Free admission. Information at 212.719.3301 or www.tableofsilence.org

Around the Lincoln Center fountain | 64th Street & Columbus Avenue.


September 10, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

Films on the Green
THE RABBI’S CAT (Le Chat du Rabbin) By Joann Sfar and Antoine Delesvaux
Thursday, September 10 – 7:30 pm
Columbia University, Low Library Steps (entrance at 116th street)

2011 | Not Rated | 1h29 | France Algiers, 1920s.

Rabbi Sfar has more than one problem. His beautiful daughter Zlabya is transforming into a teenager, and even worse, his parrot-killing cat has just started talking. The Rabbi’s life grows all the more complicated when a box arrives from Russia with a painter inside. Ultimately Rabbi Sfar ends up on a quest for a hidden tribe and its mythical city of origin in Africa.

The Rabbi’s Cat is adapted from Joann Sfar’s popular comic-book series of the same name.

In French with English subtitles | FREE and open to all.
No alcohol allowed.
In the event of rain, the screening will be held in the Maison Française, East Gallery, Buell Hall.

FILMS ON THE GREEN
Started in 2008 in the community gardens of lower Manhattan and Harlem, this much-loved summer festival organized by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, FACE Foundation and the New York City Parks & Recreation now shows ten films at six major locations: Central Park, Riverside Park, Tompkins Square Park, Washington Square Park, Columbia University, and Transmitter Park (Brooklyn). Films on the Green @ Columbia is presented in partnership with the Columbia Maison Française.

Follow Films on the Green on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/FilmsontheGreen and on Twitter @FilmsontheGreen

More information: http://frenchculture.org/film-tv-and-new-media/events/rabbis-cat-2

 

Columbia University | Low Library Steps (entrance at 116th street)


 

 

September 9, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

CIRCUS SOLARIS COLLECTIVE
"NOMA"
September 9 at 6:30 PM
September 10 at 6:30 PM
September 14 at 6:30 PM
September 15 at 6:30 PM
September 19 at 2:00 PM.
Theater for the New City (Johnson Theater)

"NOMA" is a wordless movement piece with aerial dance directed by Sara Zepezauer, choreographed and designed by the Circus Solaris Collective (www.circussolaris.com). In the work, individual artists collaborate to create something bigger than they are capable of alone, using painting as a metaphor for the darkness that can overtake us in our futile flight from death. "NOMA" will have its American premiere September 9 to 19 as part of Theater for the New City's 2015 Dream Up Festival. A little girl's world exists solely on her canvas. When she steps away to look at her work, she is swept up again in her strokes, moving among the colors she combines. As the darkness within her starts to multiply, black becomes present in her painting and it becomes increasingly clear that she is dying from something that is seductive, dangerous and growing at an exponential rate. In the midst of this consuming darkness, an uncontrollable force takes over her mind and body and it remains unclear until the very end whether this is a self-created reality or the driving force of her art. Pairing concept with visual representation, the piece speaks to anyone who has endured or watched a loved one endure a darkness too overwhelming to control, too large to conquer, and too seductive to resist. "NOMA" features dance and aerial movment that looks like a painting. The dancers' movements mirror the strokes of a brush, accompanied by projections and paint. There is also live music composed by collaborating artists comprised mostly of strings.

Tickets $18
Box office: (212) 254-1109, www.dreamupfestival.org
Runs: 90 mins.
For more information or advance purchase visit
http://www.jsnyc.com/season/dreamup_2015/Dream_Up_General_Info.htm
http://www.smarttix.com/show.aspx?showcode=nom07E


Theater for the New City (Johnson Theater) | 155 First Ave, New Yor, NY, 10003


 

September 8, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

YPHIL - International Philharmonic Orchestra
September 9-27, 2015.
Carnegie Hall, and other venues

YPHIL - International Philharmonic Orchestra brings together 100 young talented musicians from 74 countries to represent their countries through music in Seven Epic Concerts, including a concert for Global Peace at Carnegie Hall, New York during United Nations week. A unique opportunity, the participating young musicians will perform on the same day their countries are represented at the United Nations during the General Assembly meetings. Presented by TURKEN Foundation with Jose Luis Gomez, Conductor, and Alexander Markov, Violin.

YPHIL - International Philharmonic Orchestra will be the symbol of a common voice of world fraternity. It will clasp together a Palestinian musician as well as an Israeli one, leaving behind all conflicts and wars to come together in music; the orchestra will seek to be the best realization for a united world. 100 extraordinary and powerful performers of the world will create one symphonic voice.


Over 900 young musicians from 98 different countries applied to be a part of this extraordinary ensemble. Young musicians between the ages of 18 to 26 will come from a wide range of cultural, linguistic, ethnic and religious backgrounds to take part in this ensemble. Creating this festival of peace and fraternity will empower the voices of our youth, promote peace and dialogue, and raise awareness for universal youth issues.

Concerts are free public events unless otherwise noted:

September 10, 2015 at 7pm: Play For Peace Concert

Symphony Space - Peter Jay Sharp Theater

Tickets: www.symphonyspace.org/event/8987/Music/ypo-young-soloists-concert.

September 14, 2015 at 3pm: United Hearts Concert

Herald Square - Dedicated to the memory of the victims and heroes of 9/11

September 16, 2015 at 3pm: Hear My Nations' Voice Concert in Times Square

September 17, 2015 at 7pm: Gathering for Youth Empowerment at New York University

NYU's Skirball Hall

Tickets: nyuskirball.org/page/tickets.

September 20, 2015 at 3pm: Concert For Nations' Friendship at Bowling Green Park, Wall Street

September 25, 2015 at 7pm: Community FellowshipProgram at the New York Public Library at Fifth Avenue

September 27, 2015 at 8pm: Concert for Global Peace

Carnegie Hall, Isaac Stern Auditorium/Ronald O. Perelman Stage

Tickets: www.carnegiehall.org/Calendar/2015/9/27/0800/PM/YPHIL-International-Philharmonic-Orchestra/.

Featuring: Jose Luis Gomez, Conductor; Alexander Markov, Violin

 

Carnegie Hal l| 881 7th Ave


 

September 7, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

Latin Show
Mon, Sept 7 – Sun, Sept 13, 2015 9am-8pm
Chelsea Market

Experience NY Fashion Week “Latin Show" Pop Up At Chelsea Market
Created By New York Area Latin American Designers And Curators

A Mix Of Modern And Traditional That Will Make You
Question What You Thought You Knew About Latin American Design

WHO
· Curated by Sergio Davila Fashion Group International´s Rising Star Award for Best Menswear Designer winner http://www.sergiodavila.com
. Latin and international designers of men’s and women’s apparel and accessories; artisanal luxury items; high end South American silver, organic and pima cotton, alpaca wool; fair trade/ethically sourced jewelry, décor; handcrafted leather accessories

WHAT
· 7 days and 4800 sq. feet of the best of Latin American design
· A new, fresh point of view re-defining Latin American style
· An upscale, multi-ethnic mix of culture, history, tradition, modernity and sophistication
· S/S2016 colors inspired by the Caribbean sea, the Amazon rainforest, the Andes mountains, and the outdoor markets of Latin America

WHY
· Promotes products and raw materials from Latin America, including Central and South America, the Caribbean and the multi-ethnic and indigenous traditions found throughout those regions
· Showcases the high end aesthetic of Latin American designers and artists

Admission is FREE and open to the public; Retail to the public; Wholesale to resellers
https://www.facebook.com/latinshownyc
@LatinShow #LATINSHOW

Admission is FREE and open to the public; Retail to the public; Wholesale to resellers
https://www.facebook.com/latinshownyc
@LatinShow #LATINSHOW

Chelsea Market| New York City


 

September 6, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

DADDY'S BOY"
August 30 at 8:00 PM
August 31 at 9:00 PM
September 3 at 9:00 PM
September 5 at 5:00 PM
September 6 at 2:00 PM
September 6 at 8:00 PM.
Theater for the New City (Community Theater)

"Daddy's Boy" by Cristian Avila begins in the boxing ring, with 17 year old national wrestling champion Milo facing off against his childhood best friend, J.T. This match is not just a physical battle but a battle of values as well, since Milo identifies as queer and J.T. represents the homophobia of Milo's Texas hometown that his two fathers fled for more liberal Manhattan. As Milo is about to win the match, J.T.'s homophobic dad screams out "faggott," which serves to fuel Milo even more. Milo's victory sashay and pink singlet are recorded and the footage goes viral, prompting a media backlash that triggers a horrific assault on his life. This tragic event and Milo's bravery drive his "straight acting" dads to face their fears of their own homosexuality and to come together to support their son as he embarks on the long road to forgiveness and healing. Theater for the New City's 2015 Dream Up Festival will present the play's world premiere August 30 to September 6, directed by the author. "Daddy's Boy" is about celebrating who you are, but also about the inevitable challenges that come with doing this. While it is often easier to give in to social pressures to fit in, Milo refuses to repress who he is and this, in turn, empowers other characters to think about their own identities. The play is very much in touch with present issues facing the LGBTQ community and the impact of the media on their movement, asking, "how much progress has actually been made?"

Tickets $15. For more information or advance purchase visit
http://www.jsnyc.com/season/dreamup_2015/daddy%27st.htm

Theater for the New City (Community Theater) | 155 First Avenue
(between 9th and 10th Streets)
New York, NY 10003


 

September 5, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

Matthew Minnicino
"Artaud Artaud- Dream Up Festival"
September 1- September 15, 2015
Theater for the New City (Community Theater)

"Artaud Artaud" is a "cruel not-masterpiece in one act" written by Matthew Minnicino, directed by Jake Beckhard and perfomed by Artilliers performing company. The play is a comitragic carnival that centers around the godfather of the avant-garde theater, Antonin Artaud. It is a merciless parody of the sensibilities of Artaud's manifesto "Theatre of Cruelty" and a sympathetic, semi-obsessive portrait of its greatest proponent and his somewhat dual nature. It is a faithful biopic written into a biting satire, yet is at its heart an homage to the messiness of creativity. "Artaud Artaud" will have its world premiere September 1-15 presented by Theater for the New City's 2015 Dream Up Festival. During his time in the Sanitarium at Rodez, France in the 1940s, Artaud is beset by a problem: his id-like Double, something at the core of his most famous texts, has taken complete control of his body. While it looks like him and is the form people associate with him, this double is not at all like him and is very much his opposite. At times, the Double is a truer voice and says what Artaud's ego prevents him from admitting. Trapped inside the chaos of his mind, the playwright wrestles with his Double to regain primacy and control over the way others perceive him. He enlists the Double as his voice and like a puppeteer guides how he moves through the world. But the Double, full of childlike chaos and wonder, begins to find his own wants and needs and discovers that they are not Artaud's. The playwright's body splits in two, calling into question whether the Double can in fact take on a life of its own. Though separate, the two are intertwined and co-dependent: what one body experiences impacts the other, forcing them to align their interests and work as a team. However, with time the Double develops more and more independence and starts to pursue a unique individuality. This struggle between the man and his double is set against the backdrop of the psychiatric ward. Many of the scenes take the form of a check-in with the Doctor's Assistant and with each visit, Artaud's Double is asked if he wants to be cured that day. The play encourages us to ask what exactly they are seeking to cure and whether being in this environment only heightens Artaud's 'madness.' The doctors are unaware of his joint persona and the more the Double seeks to unearth this fact, the closer it brings him to electro-shock therapy. As soon as the Double tries to speak his mind and tell his truth, he is silenced by doctors and gagged. The play asks, how could anyone stay sane in such an environment? The play takes the form of a hypertheatrical arena of thought and explores theater as a sensory experience– it is a stage nested in a stage nested in the theater we're in. The set is made up of three layers of liminal space with sharp contrasts; people against blackness and bodies against bodies. The show is athletic, like a slow-motion wrestling match. The sound design will provide the music of these bodies -- percussion suites of scratches, sniffs, coughs, lip smacks -- all complementing the actors on the stage. "Artaud Artaud" revels in language and plays with its sounds and associations. Words become a tool of control, a justification for punishment and ultimately the only means of escape. Only once the Double takes control of the script that is dictating his life can he escape his prison and force Artaud to confront who he is.

Tickets $15. To buy online visit http://www.smarttix.com/show.aspx?showcode=artA80

Box office 212-254-1109 or visit www.dreamupfestival.org

Theater for the New City | 155 First Ave
New York, NY 10003.


 

September 4, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

HENRIETTA STEVENTON'S
"ENNUI: AN ENGLISH COMEDY WITH A FRENCH TITLE
FOR AN AMERICAN AUDIENCE"
August 30 at 2:00 PM
September 1 at 6:30 PM
September 2 at 6:30 PM
September 3 at 6:30 PM
September 5 at 2:00 PM
September 5 at 8:00 PM
September 6 at 5:00 PM.
Theater for the New City (Community Theater)

Henrietta Steventon wrote "Ennui: An English Comedy with a French title for an American audience" to tackle everything from theater politics to the career of an actor and the challenge of separating work from personal life. It is a play within a play set in rehearsals for a newly discovered Noël Coward play. The actors are thrown together and must define new personae in the context of those around them. We see the work that goes into putting on a show and how personal motivations drive each actor's contribution to the form of the final product. The boundaries that separate theater and real life blur and the play they are putting on becomes an arena through which to express truer desires. "Ennui..." will have its world premiere in Theater for the New City's 2015 Dream Up Festival August 30 to September 6, directed by the author. Roger and his fiancee, Lauren, are cast in the two leading roles. She, however, is unaware that her husband-to-be and the director, Lucretia, were an item in the past and still have unresolved feelings. Meanwhile, the two devious understudies, Edwin and Ethel, are plotting ways to sabotage the leading actors. Lucretia's dim-witted assistant, Mary, causes chaos with poorly-timed comments. Rejected actor Craig protests outside the theater. The dialogue is clever and the humor is sharp. Many of the lines are replete with hidden meanings and audiences find themselves pulled into a world of wordplay, deception and murder. The various storylines come to a head with a funny and dramatic ending, playfully assuming a whodunit form that allows each character to realize their goals.

Tickets $15
Box office: (212) 254-1109

Buy tickets online: http://www.smarttix.com/show.aspx?showcode=enn645

For more information: http://www.jsnyc.com/season/dreamup_2015/ennuiant.htm

Theater for the New City | 155 First Avenue
(between 9th and 10th Streets)
New York, NY 10003
Telephone: (212) 254-1109
Fax: (212) 979-6570


 

September 3, 2015

New York Cool Tip:
Satellite Collective (name of the event)
September 3-5, 2015. 8pm.
BAM Fishman Space

Satellite Collective presents cutting edge, interdisciplinary works at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Fishman Space, 321 Ashland Place, Brooklyn, NY, from September 3-5, 2015 at 8pm. Tickets are $25-$35 ($10 students) and are available at http://www.bam.org/satellitecollective, by phone at 718-636-4100, or in person at the BAM box office. Tickets will be on sale beginning July 25, 2015.


In its second season at BAM, Satellite Collective seeks to secure its role as a leading voice of interdisciplinary art in New York City. Created specifically for the Fishman Space, Satellite Collective's September performances will employ the collaborative visions of 29 artists from across the nation. The evening will premiere post-classical music by four composers, ballet and modern dance works by three choreographers, a new animated set, two new short films, and a spoken work. By turns jubilant, mournful, violent, and tender, this diverse assemblage of artists and art forms will draw audiences through a spectrum of vibrant emotion. Damian Smith, former principal of San Francisco Ballet, is artistic advisor for the program.

The evenings include:

. "I Can Help You" - spoken word by Stelth Ulvang of The Lumineers

. "SOLO" - a dance work by Devin Alberda of the New York City Ballet

. "A Pair of Ideal Landscapes" - Dance + Film by Esme Boyce and Lora Robertson with score by Richie Greene including harp and soprano

. "Water" - a new cello composition by David Moss with soundscape by Richie Greene

. "Music for Dance" - earthy, dynamic music of the Satellite Ensemble

. "Edie Leaves Twice" - a short film by Lora Robertson with score by Ellis Ludwig Leone of San Fermin, and libretto by Creative Director Kevin Draper

. "Walled City" - Dance + Multimedia by Manuel Vignoulle (formerly of Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet), Kevin Draper, Brandon Stirling Baker and Nick Jaina

"These are people who know how to produce a show." - Siobhan Burke, The New York Times

For more information about Satellite Collective, visit www.satellitecollective.org.

BAM Fishman Space|321 Ashland Place
Brooklyn, NY 11217


 

September 2, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

ZHANG HOUDING
“Legend Of The White Snake” & “The Jewelry Purse”
September 2nd & 3rd at 8:00pm
DAVID H. KOCH THEATER (Lincoln Center)

For the first time outside of China, The China Arts & Entertainment Group (CAEG), a creative enterprise under the administration of the Ministry of Culture for the People’s Republic of China and the National Academy Of China Theatre Arts proudly present Zhang Houding (one of China’s most popular performers) with the Peking Opera at the David H. Koch Theater (Lincoln Center) at 8:00pm on September 2nd Legend Of The White Snake” and on the 3rd “The Jewelry Purse”. This historical special engagement is the fifth production in an ongoing relationship between CAEG and the David H. Koch Theater. This January 7-10, 2016, CAEG will present a new attraction, their 6th at the 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. http://davidhkochtheater.com/

Prior to this historical presentation – there will be a series of talks/lectures around New York City. Three have already been presented. Upcoming programs are Friday, July 17 6:30pm at Pace University by the New York Chinese Opera Society; tba later in July at the China Institute by Ben Wang; and a later one tba at Columbia University.
Zhang Huoding, is one of China’s most renowned and loved performing artists. Thanks to her melodious singing voice and her outstanding performances, not only have the elderly followed her career, the youth have given her pop star-like status. This year Zhang Huoding returned to the stage following a four-year hiatus to care for her baby. Zhang's comeback performance in Shanghai caused quite a buzz in the country. Tickets immediately sold out, and the organizer had a policy for ticket sales - one ID card to buy two tickets only. And in April, fans around the country travelled to Beijing for those immediately sold out concerts. Following her initial schooling, she entered the Tianjin Opera School. Upon graduation, she was admitted into the ZHANYOU Peking Opera Troupe in Beijing. In 1995, she transferred to the National Peking Opera Company. Her singing, acting and dancing possess the characters of the great China masters. In 2007, she performed a solo concert of symphonic opera in the Great Hall of the People, becoming the first opera performer there. A year later she joined NACTA to work as a teacher.

Tickets are: $22, $37, $57, $77, $107, & premium seats $167 plus $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)


 

August 31, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL FRINGE FESTIVAL
ANNOUNCES ADDED PERFORMANCES FOR BEST-SELLERS
17 Performances Added on August 30, 2015
** All part of the new New FringeFAVE Program **


The New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC) announces the productions selected for its newest program: FringeFAVE. On August 30th, one final performance slot in each of the 17 theaters hosting the festival has been given to the best-selling show in that venue. Tickets for all of these "favorite" shows are now on sale at www.FringeNYC.org.

The inaugural FringeFAVE shows are:

• Being Seen
When an actress responds to a casting notice, it doesn't go as expected.
64E4 UNDERGROUND at 4:00pm

• Beware The Chupacabra!
A dressmaker embarks on a dark, musical journey to jungles of Mexico in pursuit of a legendary a mythical beast.
Lynn Redgrave Theater @ Culture Project at 3:30pm

• Coping
When Connor commits suicide, his friends are left grasping the shards of his life.
Teatro SEA at the Clemente at 4:45pm

• Divine/Intervention
Glenn Milstead, the quiet man behind the mascara, struggles with his inner demons and his larger-than-life creation, drag star Divine.
The SoHo Playhouse at 5:30pm

• Elephants and Other Worldly Dilemmas
Five unique personalities discover that sometimes it takes a dead elephant in the room to show you what you believe in.
The Steve & Marie Sgouros Theatre at 4:15pm

• Father Kennedy
As mall town priest embarks on an epic journey to sabotage his sister's engagement.
Robert Moss Theater at 440 Studios at 4:45pm

• Feelings: because why pretend the show is about anything else?
When things end with the girl Tim hopes to marry, he decides to fall for his male best friend.
Spectrum at 3:30pm

• Hamlet the Hip-Hopera
Trapped in a castle under siege, characters dive into musical madness through soaring hip-hop ballads, weaving The Bard’s verse with the lyricism of a new age.
Teatro LATEA at the Clemente at 4:30

• Hick: A Love Story, The Romance of Lorena Hickok and Eleanor Roosevelt
When Eleanor Roosevelt became First Lady in 1933, she had a lesbian lover -- Lorena Hickok, a famous journalist. This is their story.
DROM at noon.

• Loose Cannon
From Moliére in IKEA to Chekhov in a Tex-Mex restaurant, this series of short comedies satirizes American consumerism in the style of canonical playwrights.
The Kraine Theater at 3:00pm

#LoveStory
Zoe gets a one-of-a-kind musical crash course on finding love in the digital age.
Theatre 80 at 3:30pm

• Maybe Tomorrow
A woman chooses to live exclusively in her boyfriend’s bathroom.
Under St. Marks at noon

• Night of The Living
A decaying marriage fights to survive as a zombie pandemic quietly infects the couple's insular world.
64E4 MAINSTAGE at 4:45pm

• Plath.
This new musical follows Sylvia Plath’s years at Smith College.
The Theater at the 14th Street Y at 5pm

• The Starter
A group of friends attempt their first grown-up dinner party. Based on works by Anton Chekhov.
The Celebration Of Whimsy at 4:45pm

• Type What Now
An unlikely diagnosis takes Jessie on a journey exploring body image and chronic illness.
The White Box at 440 Studios at noon

And one more still TBA at Flamboyan Theatre at the Clemente at 4:15

FringeNYC is a production of The Present Company, under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Elena K. Holy. In 1997, New York City became the seventh US city to host a fringe festival, joining Seattle, Chicago, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Houston, Orlando and San Francisco. FringeNYC has presented over 3000 performing groups representing every continent, prompting Switzerland's national daily, The New Zurich Zeitung, to declare FringeNYC as “the premiere meeting ground for alternative artists.”

FringeNYC has also been the launching pad for numerous Off-Broadway and Broadway transfers, long-running downtown hits, and regional theater productions including Urinetown, Matt & Ben, Never Swim Alone, Jammer, Debbie Does Dallas, Dog Sees God, Brandon Teena, Dixie’s Tupperware Party, 21 Dog Years, The Twentieth Century Way, Tom Crean: Antarctic Explorer, The Irish Curse, Jurassic Parq, The Fartiste,  and Silence! The Musical; movies including WTC View and Armless; and even a TV show (‘da Kink in My Hair). FringeNYC alumni include Bradley Cooper, Melissa Rauch (Big Bang Theory), Morgan Spurlock (Supersize Me, CNN's Inside Man), Mindy Kaling, Tony Award winner Diane Paulus (Pippin), Alex Timbers (Rocky), Leigh Silverman (Violet), W. Kamau Bell (Totally Biased), Michael Urie (Ugly Betty), Naomi Grossman (American Horror Story), Chris Lowell (Enlisted), David Anders (iZombie) and Kristen Schall (Last Man on Earth), among countless other success stories.

FringeNYC runs August 14 - 30, 2015 with shows running 2pm - midnight weekdays and noon - midnight on weekends. Tickets are $18 each available at www.FringeNYC.org. Discount passes for multiple shows (including the Fiver and the all-you-can-see Lunatic Pass) are also available.  Tickets can also be purchased in person at FringeCentral (56 E 1st Street between 1st & 2nd Aves). For more information visit www.FringeNYC.org.


August 30, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

DADDY'S BOY"
August 30 at 8:00 PM
August 31 at 9:00 PM
September 3 at 9:00 PM
September 5 at 5:00 PM
September 6 at 2:00 PM
September 6 at 8:00 PM.
Theater for the New City (Community Theater)

"Daddy's Boy" by Cristian Avila begins in the boxing ring, with 17 year old national wrestling champion Milo facing off against his childhood best friend, J.T. This match is not just a physical battle but a battle of values as well, since Milo identifies as queer and J.T. represents the homophobia of Milo's Texas hometown that his two fathers fled for more liberal Manhattan. As Milo is about to win the match, J.T.'s homophobic dad screams out "faggott," which serves to fuel Milo even more. Milo's victory sashay and pink singlet are recorded and the footage goes viral, prompting a media backlash that triggers a horrific assault on his life. This tragic event and Milo's bravery drive his "straight acting" dads to face their fears of their own homosexuality and to come together to support their son as he embarks on the long road to forgiveness and healing. Theater for the New City's 2015 Dream Up Festival will present the play's world premiere August 30 to September 6, directed by the author. "Daddy's Boy" is about celebrating who you are, but also about the inevitable challenges that come with doing this. While it is often easier to give in to social pressures to fit in, Milo refuses to repress who he is and this, in turn, empowers other characters to think about their own identities. The play is very much in touch with present issues facing the LGBTQ community and the impact of the media on their movement, asking, "how much progress has actually been made?"

Tickets $15. For more information or advance purchase visit
http://www.jsnyc.com/season/dreamup_2015/daddy%27st.htm

Theater for the New City (Community Theater)


 

August 29, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

ASTORIA MUSIC AND ARTS 7th Annual ASTORIA MUSIC NOW!: NEW WORLD QUEENS FEST
Saturday, August 29, 2015 Noon-9pm.
Astoria Park

The event will include the following activities:
Over 60 musical acts and visual artists with the goal of raising eco-awareness.
Musical Acts ranging from bossanova, reggae, ska, R&B, rock, psychedelic, Americana, indie, funk, blue grass and Afro-Cuban bands.
A pie-eating contest sponsored by Astor Bake Shop
A family dance party experience for children 1 to 12 years old by Little Club Heads,
A dance tent featuring Sol Dance Studios,
A puppet show by WonderSpark from Raising Astoria, and a giant Kaiju Big Battle Monster.

Please enjoy a day where approximately 1,000 New Yorkers will come and enjoy various festivities and humanities that beautify our neighborhood, improves education of the arts, and enhances our youth’s interest in various artistic talents.

Astoria Park


August 27, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

AMERICA'S NEXT TOP:
One Top's Hysterical Take on Life, Love, Tools and Boxes
Written by Julie Novak and Eva Tenuto
Directed by Eva Tenuto
Saturday August 22 @5:15PM
Monday August 24 @8:45PM
Thursday August 27 @3PM
Friday August 28 @5:15PM
Saturday August 29 @ 7:15PM
Under St. Marks theater

TMI Project presents Julie Novak in her tour de force solo show AMERICA'S NEXT TOP: One Top's Hysterical Take on Life, Love, Tools and Boxes as part of the 2015 New York International Fringe Festival starting Saturday August 22nd at Under St. Marks Theater. Eva Tenuto directs.

At the age of three, Julie Novak walked up the driveway of her home carrying a heavy Craftsman tool box. When asked by her mother where she got it, her only thought was “shouldn't I always have had this toolbox with me?” And so it went that throughout her adolescence Julie found herself as not really having a defined position on the gender spectrum. America's Next Topis her incredibly humorously told, sometimes painful journey of coming out and fearlessly displaying her androgyny to others while taking the risk of eliciting their confusion and leaving them fumbling for the right pronoun...Ah Sir? Ma'am?... Sir? It's also a showcase for her abundant comedic talent, infectious energy, charisma and skill as a singer, impersonator and all around dynamic performer.

Tickets are $18.00 and can be purchased online or on your Smartphone. To purchase tickets visit www.FringeNYC.org and choose the performance (a convenience charge applies). Alternately you can purchase tickets in person at FringeCENTRAL, located at 56 East 1st Street (between 1st and 2nd Avenues).

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


 

August 26, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

Vancouver's Alley Theatre presents US Premiere
LITTLE ONE
At The New York International Fringe Festival
THU Aug 20 7:00 - 8:00
FRI Aug 21 3:30 - 4:30
SUN Aug 23 8:30 - 9:30
WED Aug 26 5:15 - 6:15
FRI Aug 28 2:45 - 3:45
Aug. 20 -28

64 East 4th Street Theater

“Suburban horror brilliantly rendered … Moscovitch’s splendidly creepy one-act is witty, smart and insidious.” – Globe & Mail

“Deeply disturbing but laced with humor and surprising twists … this production is riveting throughout.” – Georgia Straight

“Will leave you transformed – guaranteed.” - Vancouverscape

After a sold-out and critically acclaimed run at the Vancouver Fringe 2014, award-winning and innovative director AMIEL GLADSTONE (FringeNYC Alumni Louis & Dave in a car, Zastrozzi, and The Black Box) re-teams with actor/producers MARISA SMITH and DANIEL ARNOLD (FringeNYC Excellence Award Tuesdays & Sundays) to mount the wryly comic thriller LITTLE ONE at FringeNYC, a play by HANNAH MOSCOVITCH - “Canada’s Hottest Young Playwright” (National Post, Globe & Mail, Now Magazine).

When 4-year-old Claire is adopted into the family,6-year-old Aaron has to learn to “love” his new monster of a sister. Told through the now adult voices of these adopted siblings, Little One weaves a story of childhood horror and teenage trauma into a twisted, wryly funny, and ultimately haunting experience. One that asks how long you’d let a psychopath control your life … and what you’d do to regain it.


Tickets are $18, available at www.fringenyc.

64 East 4th Street Theater



 

August 25, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

Ashley Jacobson's
THE AMERICAN PLAY
Sun Aug. 16 at 7:15PM
Fri Aug. 21 at 4:45PM
Tue Aug. 25 at 2:30PM
Thu Aug 27 at 7PM
Sat Aug 29 at 2:15PM
The Steve and Marie Sgouros Theatre--
The New York International Fringe Festival

The Dirty Blondes (Artistic Director Ashley J. Jacobson and Executive Director Elizabeth Sarkady) present THE AMERICAN PLAY, an American Psyco themed drama opening August 16th at the Steve and Marie Sgouros Theatre as part of the 19th Annual New York Fringe Festival. The cast includes Michael DeBartolo, John C. Nagy III and Jen Jacobs (HBO's Girls). Two college boys whose obsession with Bret Easton Ellis's novel and character of Patrick Bateman find themselves inspired to seek out violence and dominance in their daily lives. The obsession sets them on a destructive path towards an unattainable masculinity that causes them to act out their fantasies in devastating ways. THE AMERICAN PLAY won awards for Outstanding Production of A New Play, Outstanding Direction and Lighting at the 2012 Planet Connections Theater Festivity.

Tickets are $18 plus surcharge. For Tickets/Information go to www.FringeNYC.org and www.thedirtyblondes.org.

The Steve and Marie Sgouros Theatre | 115 MacDougal Street


 

August 22, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

AMERICA'S NEXT TOP:
One Top's Hysterical Take on Life, Love, Tools and Boxes
Written by Julie Novak and Eva Tenuto
Directed by Eva Tenuto
Saturday August 22 @5:15PM
Monday August 24 @8:45PM
Thursday August 27 @3PM
Friday August 28 @5:15PM
Saturday August 29 @ 7:15PM
Under St. Marks theater

TMI Project presents Julie Novak in her tour de force solo show AMERICA'S NEXT TOP: One Top's Hysterical Take on Life, Love, Tools and Boxes as part of the 2015 New York International Fringe Festival starting Saturday August 22nd at Under St. Marks Theater. Eva Tenuto directs.

At the age of three, Julie Novak walked up the driveway of her home carrying a heavy Craftsman tool box. When asked by her mother where she got it, her only thought was “shouldn't I always have had this toolbox with me?” And so it went that throughout her adolescence Julie found herself as not really having a defined position on the gender spectrum. America's Next Topis her incredibly humorously told, sometimes painful journey of coming out and fearlessly displaying her androgyny to others while taking the risk of eliciting their confusion and leaving them fumbling for the right pronoun...Ah Sir? Ma'am?... Sir? It's also a showcase for her abundant comedic talent, infectious energy, charisma and skill as a singer, impersonator and all around dynamic performer.

Tickets are $18.00 and can be purchased online or on your Smartphone. To purchase tickets visit www.FringeNYC.org and choose the performance (a convenience charge applies). Alternately you can purchase tickets in person at FringeCENTRAL, located at 56 East 1st Street (between 1st and 2nd Avenues).

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



August 21, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

Vancouver's Alley Theatre presents US Premiere of
LITTLE ONE
At The New York International Fringe Festival
THU Aug 20 7:00 - 8:00
FRI Aug 21 3:30 - 4:30
SUN Aug 23 8:30 - 9:30
WED Aug 26 5:15 - 6:15
FRI Aug 28 2:45 - 3:45
Aug. 20 -28

64 East 4th Street Theater

“Suburban horror brilliantly rendered … Moscovitch’s splendidly creepy one-act is witty, smart and insidious.” – Globe & Mail

“Deeply disturbing but laced with humor and surprising twists … this production is riveting throughout.” – Georgia Straight

“Will leave you transformed – guaranteed.” - Vancouverscape

After a sold-out and critically acclaimed run at the Vancouver Fringe 2014, award-winning and innovative director AMIEL GLADSTONE (FringeNYC Alumni Louis & Dave in a car, Zastrozzi, and The Black Box) re-teams with actor/producers MARISA SMITH and DANIEL ARNOLD (FringeNYC Excellence Award Tuesdays & Sundays) to mount the wryly comic thriller LITTLE ONE at FringeNYC, a play by HANNAH MOSCOVITCH - “Canada’s Hottest Young Playwright” (National Post, Globe & Mail, Now Magazine).

When 4-year-old Claire is adopted into the family,6-year-old Aaron has to learn to “love” his new monster of a sister. Told through the now adult voices of these adopted siblings, Little One weaves a story of childhood horror and teenage trauma into a twisted, wryly funny, and ultimately haunting experience. One that asks how long you’d let a psychopath control your life … and what you’d do to regain it.

Tickets are $18, available at www.fringenyc.

64 East 4th Street Theater


August 20, 2015

New York Cool Tips:

Eighth Annual NoHu International Short Film Festival in Union City
Seeking Entries for 2015

The City of Union City will host the Eighth Annual NoHu International Short Film Festival to be held from October 19 - 24, 2015.

This year's six day festival will include two evenings of feature films; three evenings of screening the finalists of the short film competing category; and a red carpet Awards Ceremony on the sixth day.

Submissions are being accepted in all categories. (NO pornography please.) Films should be no longer than fifteen minutes in length. Those interested may submit their film in DVD format, along with a cover letter, synopsis, film credits, awards if any, and contact information to:

Commissioner Lucio P. Fernandez
Department of Public Affairs
3715 Palisade Avenue
Union City, NJ 07087

Attn: Film Entry

Please include in the cover letter that the entry is being submitted by the property owner or licensee, and giving the City of Union City the right to publicly screen the film as part of the NoHu International Film Festival.

Please note, DVD's will not be returned.

Entry deadline is Monday, October 5, 2015 (no exception). No fee. No Application form required. Foreign language films accepted. This is a juried festival. Please include if this is a "World Premiere", "USA Premiere", "New Jersey Premiere", or "Union City Premiere". All entries will be considered. Finalists will be notified via e-mail. Please write on DVD cover contact name, email, and genre.

The Red Carpet Awards presentation for the Festival will be held on Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 7:00 PM at the William Musto Cultural Center, 420 - 15th Street in Union City, NJ. Admission is free.

www.NoHuFilmFestival.blogspot.com


 

Sophia Romma
"That Queer Blind Silence"
Wednesdays through Sundays at 7:00 PM.
Special matinee August 23 at 3:00 PM.
August 5 to 23, 2015
13th Street Repertory Company

The human condition of gays in contemporary Russia mirrors life in a phantasmagoric insane asylum. That's the view of a new play, "That Queer Blind Silence" by émigré playwright Sophia Romma. Her political farce, written in English but in the style of Russian Expressionism, depicts the ordeals of a fictional figure skater whose character was inspired partly by the life and career of bronze medalist Johnny Weir. Underground International Voices of Theatre, in association with The O'Neill Film and Theatrical Foundation, will present the play's world premiere runAugust 5 to 23 at 13th Street Repertory Company, 50 West 13th Street, NYC, directed by John Beshaw-Farrell. Ten percent of ticket sales will be donated to Underground International Voices of Theatre to support that organization's efforts for equal rights of the LGBTQ community in the Russian Federation.

Homosexuality had been decriminalized in Russian in 1993, and to Russian émigré Sophia Romma, herself an accomplished figure skater, the change in Russia's political landscape suggested a certain regression into delusional psychopathology, which she paints in this play. It is an absurd, outrageous, macabre tale in which a fictitious gold medalist in figure skating is stripped of his honor and exiled to an asylum in Siberia, where the head psychiatrist, a lascivious sex-nik and mistress of Vladimir Putin, reforms homosexuals through spiritual cleansing and ludicrous soul-purging psychiatric tactics.

Director John Beshaw Farrell explains that thematically, the asylum in the play symbolizes Russia herself, maddened by her own lost grandeur: Orthodox, Imperial and Soviet. The inmates have all been useful idiots in advancing dishonest propaganda. The consequence of being betrayed by what they thought were their virtues has left them all damaged, unfit for any other life but that of a madhouse.

The play is choreographed by Leslie Dockery. Set design is by Gregory Okshteyn. Music is by Michael Bulychev-Okser. Theme music for "Paul Robeson" is by Otis Cotton. Incidental music is performed live by "Manana" from Armenia. The actors are Alice Bahlke, Walter Krochmal, Grant Morenz, Tommie Thompson, Gavin Rohrer and Marina Levinson.

Tickets $20 general admission. Box office 866-811-4111 (Ovation Tix)
For more information or advance purchase visit www.thatqueerblindsilence.com

13th Street Repertory Company | 50 W. 13th Street, New York, NY 10011


 

August 14, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

William Shakespeare
"Macbeth"
Thursdays through Saturdays at 8:00 PM
July 30 to August 15
By the Drilling Company
The parking lot at 114 Norfolk Street

Macbeth and Banquo reminded director Jesse Ontiveros of Fidel and Che, and that was the genesis for his idea to set "Macbeth" in a banana republic for the Drilling Company's Shakespeare in the Parking Lot, in a production to be presented July 30 to August 15 in the parking lot at 114 Norfolk Street (between Delancey and Rivington Streets), behind The Clemente.

"Macbeth" is a play about power and this production seeks perspective on its eternal themes from the political history of Latino cultures.  Director Jesse Ontiveros, who directed Shakespeare in the Parking Lot's "As You Like It" in 2006, is of Mexican heritage.  Hamilton Clancy, Artistic Director of The Drilling Company which produces Shakespeare in the Parking Lot, is excited to welcome Ontiveros back to direct as his company begins its new partnership with The Clemente, an arts organization that serves the Latino community.

All admission is free. Seats are available on a first come first served basis, with audience members often arriving early to secure a place. Audience members are welcome to bring their own chairs. Once seats are gone, blankets are spread out. No one has ever been turned away and there's never a wait for tickets.

The parking lot at 114 Norfolk Street| Between Delancey and Rivington Streets| NYC



August 13, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

South Street Seaport Museum presents Sip 'n' Sails:
Wine, Sailing, and Sunsets
Thursday August 13. 7PM – 9PM.
Pier 16 - South Street Seaport Museum

South Street Seaport Museum announces Sip ‘n’ Sails aboard the nineteenth century schooner Pioneer. Beginning Thursday, August 13, 2015 and continuing for select Thursday evenings, join Pasanella & Son Vintners aboard Pioneer to experience the stunning sunset over New York harbor while tasting a variety of fine coastal wines. Also available will be a selection of delectable finger foods from Grandaisy Bakery, including assorted pizzette and focaccia. Tickets are $85 ($75 for members of the South Street Seaport Museum) and must be ordered in advance at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/cal/34598?sitePreference=normal.

Pier 16 - South Street Seaport Museum |12 Fulton St.
NYC 10038


 

August 12, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

#summernights @ El Museo
THIS WEDNESDAY
UPTOWN BOUNCE: Summer Nights at 104th & 5th
Wednesday, August 12 | 6:00pm - 9:00pm | FREE | RSVP here
El Museo & The Museum of the City of New York

Join El Museo & The Museum of the City of New York for the FINAL night of the Uptown Bounce summer series, featuring music, gallery talks, art workshops, breakdancing, summer drinks, local food & more!

This week at El Museo, artists Maximo Colon and Marcos Dimas from our exhibition ¡PRESENTE! The Young Lords in New York will be in Las Galerias discussing their work. On 104th Street between both museums, check out a live performance by George Emilio Sanchez, Buried Up To My Neck While Thinking Outside The Box. Sanchez reprises his original outdoor work in a free-wheeling, ongoing performance in which he is buried in a mountain of trash sprinkled with signs that state, "Trash=Art" or "Art=Trash." Music all night by DJ Turmix with video projections by Nat Castañeda. Throughout the evening check out chalking by FEEGZ & crew and participate in art making in the courtyard!

At the City Museum, join a gallery tour, dance to DJ Grandmaster Caz spinning hip-hop, funk & soul, and enjoy chalk art by Kady Perry.


El Museo del Barrio | 1230 Fifth Avenue | New York | NY | 10029
1230 FIFTH AVENUE AT 104TH STREET, NEW YORK, NY 10024 | 212.831.7272
OPEN TUES - SAT FROM 11 AM TO 6 PM
Copyright @ 2015 El Museo del Barrio All rights reserved.



 

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




August 8, 2015

New York Cool Tips:

SummerStage
30th Anniversary DJ Celebration
Quantic
Gilles Peterson
Afrika Bambaataa
in association with Giantstep
Saturday, August 8
Doors at 5pm
Central Park, Manhattan
Central Park Manhattan

FREE

Quantic, aka Will Holland is a British born musician, producer and DJ making soul, electronic & Latin music saturated in the tropical soundwaves of the Caribbean. Holland has developed a sound that bridges heritage and progression, marrying spontaneous musicianship with deep, exciting tonality. Holland has completed his fourth Quantic record, which is his fifteenth studio album to date, which features influences from Ethiopian Jazz to Haitian Compas, Salsa Dura from his Colombian homestead, to Detroit techno, with electric sub bass and beat programming, all part of Quantic's trademark sound. Holland records and mixes from his own Sonido del Valle studio where he utilizes a range of vintage studio equipment, working as part sound engineer, musician and producer to procure a rich and original sound.

Gilles Peterson: Website
When all is said and done, whichever role Gilles Peterson is performing -- DJ, broadcaster, producer, compiler, label boss, or plain old record collector -- the music is always the bottom line. His passion and enthusiasm is unfailing and deeply infectious. Starting off life as a club DJ, Peterson continues to spin passionately in venues around the world. As for the radio, his new 3-hour Saturday afternoon show on BBC Radio 6 Music has seen him take his unique musical mix to a new and growing audience of music lovers whilst the syndicated worldwide radio show. From Sun-Ra to James Blake to Theo Parrish and Flying Lotus; if it swings in the right places, it's in. Peterson is also at the forefront of his own independent label, Brownswood Recordings, which launched in 2006 as an outlet for his favourite new discoveries.

Afrika Bambaataa
Afrika Bambaataa is one of the three main originators of break-beat deejaying, and is respectfully known as the "Grandfather," "Godfather," and "The Amen Ra," of Hip Hop Culture as well as The Father of The Electro Funk Sound. Through his co-opting of the street gang the Black Spades into the music and culture-oriented Zulu Nation, he is responsible for spreading rap and Hip-Hop culture throughout the world. He has consistently made records nationally and internationally, every one to two years, spanning the 1980s through now. Due to his early use of drum machines and computer sounds, Bam (as he is affectionately known) was instrumental in changing the way R&B and other forms of Black music were recorded. His creation of Electro Funk, beginning with his piece "Planet Rock," helped fuel the development of other musical genres such as Freestyle or Latin Freestyle, Miami Bass, Electronica, House, Hip House, and early Techno.

For complete series lineup, please visit SummerStage.org

PLEASE NOTE: SummerStage shows take place outdoors and take place RAIN OR SHINE. Shows are only cancelled in the event of what event organizers consider to be dangerous winds or lightning. Schedule of events and performers is subject to change. The following cannot be brought into the Central Park venue: glass bottles, cans, coolers, folding chairs, bikes, rollerblades, skateboards, beach umbrellas, video cameras, selfie sticks, professional camera gear, tripods or pets. SummerStage is not responsible for prohibited items left outside the venue. Bags subject to search. Alcoholic beverages are forbidden in NYC Parks. The distribution and sale of unauthorized promotional materials is banned. Beer and wine are on sale at the Central Park venue for onsite consumption only. Smoking is prohibited in all NYC parks.

Central Park


 

Rocky Dawuni and DJ Sweet V
Saturday August 8th, 2015. 7:30-9:45pm. Lincoln Center Atrium (61 West 62nd St)

Rocky Dawuni’s unique “Afro-Roots” sound has made him famous in his native Ghana and earned him a global following. Using a funky blend of soul, pop, Afrobeat, and reggae, Dawuni’s songs straddle Africa, the Caribbean, and the U.S. Influences include the soulfulness of Fela Kuti; the positivity and deep grooves of Bob Marley; and the infectious, sing-along anthems of Michael Franti, K’naan, and Matisyahu. Dawuni has worked with Stevie Wonder, Peter Gabriel, Jason Mraz, Sharon Jones, Janelle Monae, John Legend, and many others. He is also an eloquent and passionate spokesman for many global causes.

Cost: Free!
For more information visit http://atrium.lincolncenter.org/2015/rocky-dawun
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Lincoln Center Atrium | 61 West 62nd St.


 

Rooftop Films
DIVINE LOCATION
(Ulrike Franke, Michael Loeken | Germany | 99 min.)
Saturday, August 8
8:00PM Doors Open
8:30PM Live Music
9:00PM Film Begins
10:30PM Q&A with Filmmakers Ulrike Franke & Michael Loeken
11:00PM After-party Sponsored by New Amsterdam Vodka
Old American Can Factory


Not many people wake up in the morning and have “build a lake” on their to-do list. But for a group of real estate developers in Dortmund Germany, this seemed to be the logical solution for attracting buyers to a 650 acre plot of contaminated landscape. As a result Phoenix Lake rises from the ashes of a decaying industrial region near the river Ruhr. Divine Location is a portrait of progress.
Bouncing from the comic-tragic experiences of those involved and dipping into the lives of those being changed by it; local shopkeepers, former steel mill workers, budding families, rowdy teens, intrusive geese. Wryly following the absurdity and rare rationality at the heart of gentrification, the film is a hilarious exploration of human endeavor. Is building nature now man’s greatest industrial achievement?
More Info: http://rooftopfilms.com/2015/schedule/divine-location/



THE OLD AMERICAN CAN FACTORY
(On the roof)
Roof and Courtyard
GOWANUS
232 Third St. at 3rd Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11215
F/G to Carroll St. or R to Union


August -5, 2015

New York Cool Tips:

Rooftop Films
HUMAN RESOURCES SEASON TWO PREMIERE (FREE WITH RSVP)
Tuesday, August 4
8:00PM Doors Open and Pre-Show Reception Sponsored by The Naked Grape and Brewery Ommegang
8:30PM Live Music
9:00PM Sneak Preview of the Season 2 Premiere of Human Resources
9:30PM Q&A with the cast
9:45PM Short Films Begin
Solar One

ls on the cusp of adulthood, whose greatest artistic challenges lie in letting go.
Director Alexandra Dahlström captures the multifaceted nature of friendship, alongside energetic, pop-punk performances with intimate behind-the-scenes interviews. Join us for a live performance from the band members, before this

Free With Reservation

More Info: http://rooftopfilms.com/2015/ schedule/human-resources

SOLAR ONE | On the pier along the water
KIPS BAY
24-20 FDR Drive, Service Road East at 23rd Street and the East River, New York, NY 10010
R/6 to 23rd St., walk all the way east.


 

Rooftop Films
Wednesday, August 5
COLD CONFLICTS: SWEDISH SHORT FILMS (FREE SHOW)
7 :00PM Live Music by Vulkano
8:00PM Films Begin
Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, Queens.

Swedish cinema’s vitality shines in these shorts centered on non-conventional relationships.
THE FILMS: I Turn to You (Victor Lindgren); Bath House (Niki Lindroth von Bahr); All We Share (Jenny Carlsson); Boy-Razor (Peter Pontikis); Pussy Have the Power (Lovisa Sirén).
More Info: http://rooftopfilms.com/2015/schedule/cold-conflicts-swedish-short-films/


Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, Queens.

 


 

August 2, 2015

New York Cool Tip:

William Shakespeare
"Romeo and Juliet"
Drilling Company
July 17 to August 2
Bryant Park

Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" exquisitely pleads for similar and neighboring peoples to stop killing each other for reasons they no longer remember. The play will be set in a modern city which is divided by wealth and class. Directed by David Marantz, it aims to send a clear message about the violence that can result from social division and corporate greed.

In Marantz's "contemporary" version of Verona, the city is dominated by religion and divided between rich and poor. Everybody carries weapons openly, which leads to fighting on the streets. Capulet industries, run by Juliet's wealthy, conservative family, is running the town. Romeo hails from a different wealthy family that funds social activism; they run the Montague Center for Social Justice. Class conflict has created a modern dystopia from which the two lovers want to flee. Such a milieu enables some innovative character choices, for example, Mercutio is no longer just a hothead. Played by a woman, the character will be transformed into an impulsive firebrand activist. Tybalt is Head of Security for Capulet Industries. In the balcony scene, Romeo must overcome the video surveillance that protects the wealthy.

For this production, the performing area is on the Bryant Park Stage, which is across the park from the Upper Terrace Steps, at the Fountain Terrace near Sixth Avenue, with audience on the gravel and lawn. As always, admission is free, nearby food kiosks serve affordable meals, capacious rest rooms are close at hand and seating on bistro chairs is guaranteed for everyone. Best of all, there is no waiting in line for tickets.

Bryant Park Shakespeare will present "Romeo and Juliet", produced by The Drilling Company July 17 to August 2, 2015 in Bryant Park(6th Avenue at 42nd Street, Manhattan) Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 6:30 PM and Sundays at 2:00 PM. Admission is Free. For Info call 212-873-9050 or visit the websites www.shakespeareintheparkinglot.com and www.drillingcompany.org.

Bryant Park|6th Avenue at 42nd Street| Manhattan


 

August 1, 2015

New York Cool Tips:

World Premiere of
Comfort Women: A New Musical
Directed by Dimo Hyun Jun Kim
July 31 at 8pm
Aug 1 at 2pm and 8pm
Aug 2 at 3pm and 7pm
Aug 4 at 2pm and 7pm
Aug 5 at 2pm and 7pm
Aug 6 at 2pm and 7pm
Aug 7 at 2pm and 8pm
Aug 8 at 2pm and 8pm
Aug 9 at 3pm and 7pm
Friday July 31- Sunday August 9, 2015
Theatre at St. Clements

Comfort Women: A New Musical, directed by Dimo Hyun Jun Kim with musical direction by TekGoo Kang. Written by Dimo Hyun Jun Kim, Osker David Aguirre, and Joann Malory Mieses, with music by Bryan Michaels and TaeHo Park.

Set in 1941, Comfort Women takes us to Seoul, Korea, where we meet Goeun, a young woman whose brother is attempting to revolt against the Imperial Japanese Army. Goeun meets a man who promises her a good paying job at a factory in Tokyo. Feeling like she has no other options to support her family, she chooses to leave her home and take the job. Unfortunately Goeun soon realizes that this is not the dream opportunity that she has been promised. She is held hostage, transported to Indonesia, and is forced to become a Japanese Imperial Army sexual slave. We follow Goeun through this life-altering experience as she befriends fellow slaves (Comfort Women) and they plan their impossible escape.

Comfort Women: A New Musical by Dimo Hyun Jun Kim, Osker David, Aguirre, and Joann Malory Mieses with music by Bryan Michaels and TaeHo Park. Directed by Dimo Hyun Jun Kim with musical direction by TekGoo Kang. Featuring Sandra W. Lee, Megan Lee Hodson, Garett Taketa, Daniel Kennedy, Roger Yeh, Edward Ikeguchi, Yeena Sung, Bomi Yim, Tricia Fukuhara, Jann Punwattana, Maggie Lalley, Tomoka Iwata, Paul
Marquez, Wilton Yeung, and Tenzin Yeshi.

Tickets: $39- $69 http://www.comfortwomenmusical.com www.web.ovationtix.com/trs/cal/34622 866-811-4111


Theatre at St. Clements | 423 W. 46th St | New York, NY 10036
(Between 9th and 10th Avenues

 



 

 


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