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April 20, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

Full Bunny Contact
THURSDAY, APRIL 17 – SUNDAY, APRIL 20, 2014
THE CLEMENTE SOTO VELEZ CULTURAL CENTER

Timothy Haskell (Creator of NIGHTMARE HAUNTED HOUSE) And the entire Psycho Clan Team In Association with LUG NUT ENTERTAINMENT Present FULL BUNNY CONTACT - A TWISTED EASTER-WEEKEND FESTIVAL AND EXTREME EGG HUNT!
WHERE NEW YORKERS WILL BE PITTED AGAINST BIG, BAD BUNNIES…FOR PRIZES!

The biggest, baddest bunnies New York has ever seen will descend upon Manhattan this spring, for a cage battle like no other. Timothy Haskell, creator of New York’s most horrifying haunted house, NIGHTMARE, has announced plans for FULL BUNNY CONTACT, a weekend-long Easter festival with a decidedly twisted and whimsical take on the traditional spring fair. Wander the grounds and participate in games and activities with a main event that pits New Yorkers against hardcore bunnies in an Easter egg hunt for the ages. FULL BUNNY CONTACT features a midway, game booths, food trucks, a DJ, live entertainment and will run April 17th – 20th at the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center, 107 Suffolk Street (between Rivington and Delancey Sts.) on Manhattan’s lower east side. www.fullbunnycontact.com

Games inspired by the Easter holiday have been cranked into insane overdrive. In the main event, FULL BUNNY CONTACT, patrons are locked in a 16’ X 20’ steel cage, to test their wits against three massive, highly competitive Easter bunnies and a shot clock, all trying to keep you from collecting eggs filled with cash and prizes.

The four-day festival features dozens of game booths that get the adrenaline pumping including a dunk tank, “Shoot The Peep,” “Duck Like Rabbits,” “The Keister Bunny,” “E.S.P-STER Island,” “Egg Putt,” “Little Bunny Fu Fu’s Revenge,” “Hare-y Up” and more. FBC will also have food trucks and an on-site bar.

For the full weekend schedule and more information visit: www.fullbunnycontact.com

Admission to FULL BUNNY CONTACT is $20 - $60 and available at www.fullbunnycontact.com.

www.Facebook.com/FullBunnyContact


THE CLEMENTE SOTO VELEZ CULTURAL CENTER |
107 Suffolk Street, NYC


 

April 19, 2014

Composers Concordance - All About Japan -
Saturday, April 19th, 2014 at 8pm
Goddard Riverside - Bernie Wohl Center


http://www.goddard.org/page/community-arts-40.html
"For the past 30 years, Composers Concordance has been a booster for local composers, through both its concerts across the city and a record label." -The Wall Street Journal. "Enterprising new music organization" -The New York Times. On Saturday, April 19th at 8pm, Composers Concordance presents the program 'All About Japan' at Goddard Riverside - Bernie Wohl Center on Manhattan's upper west side.

This free concert will feature traditional instruments of Japan such as taiko, shakuhachi, and hichiriki, combined with rock music and martial arts as part of this multi-genre event. The all-clarinet Licorice Ensemble will perform a newly-composed suite based on traditional Japanese melodies, and the program will conclude with Gene Pritsker's arrangement inspired by Deep Purple's classic 'My Woman from Tokyo.' With performances and compositions by Sara Aratake, Angela Babin, Lynn Bechtold, Dan Cooper, Masatora Goya, Margaret Lancaster, Lukas Ligeti, Noriko Nagao, Alon Nechushtan, Jade Ogoshi, Milica Paranosic, Thomas Piercy, Gene Pritsker, James Nyoraku Schlefer, Chihiro Shibayama, Gerald Starlight, Tomoko Sugawara, Michiyo Suzuki, Mioi Takeda, Kaoru Watanabe, Akari Yamamoto, and Joji Yuasa, among others.

FREE


Goddard Riverside | Bernie Wohl Center | 647 Columbus Avenue, New York, NY 10024 (between 91st & 92nd Streets.)
By Subway: 1 train or the C train to 96th Street.
By Bus: M7 to 92nd Street.


April 18, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

Stephen Smallhorne's
“The Campaign Manager”
Friday, April 18, 2014 – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 19, 2014 – 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 20, 2014 – 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Arlene’s Grocery

Produced by The Poor Mouth Theatre Company:

Just in time for Easter, “The Campaign Manager” is a satirical look at Peter’s campaign to turn Jesus into a worldwide sensation. Will Peter be able to control the message or will Jesus’s journey take on a life of its own?

Peter takes on the job to boost Jesus’s career, Lazarus steps in to manufacture a miracle or two, and Mary Magdalene works her own angle to profit from Jesus’s ascent. When Peter is faced with his inevitable last move that will put Jesus’s fame over the top he is suddenly struck by the real man he has come to know and the consequences of his campaign. Stephen Smallhorne’s new play skillfully treads the dark, sticky world of modern celebrity with one of the most famous figures of all.

$20 for adults
$15 students and seniors
For tickets, www.arlenesgrocery.net or 212-358-1633

Arlene’s Grocery | 95 Stanton Street
New York, NY 10002


April 17, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

15th Annual Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival
“Forward Ever, Backward Never”
March 28 thru April 30, 2014
Various Venues

15th Annual Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival, March 28 thru April 30, 2014, presented by the Central Brooklyn Jazz Consortium. This music series is New York City's longest continuously running grassroots festival dedicated to jazz. More than 500 artists performing in over 50 events at various venues throughout Brooklyn. This celebration is financially accessible and open to all. For information contact CBJC at 718.773.2252 x 103 or info@cbjcjazz.org.

Performances and events scheduled at entertainment venues, cultural, educational and faith based institutions during Jazz Appreciation Month. Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival has grown from a nine day neighborhood event to a highly anticipated month long borough-wide music series. The backbone of this community based jazz festival are the musicians and venues that fuel Brooklyn's nightlife economy and keep its music scene vibrate.


 


April 16, 2014

BALLET HISPANICO ANNOUNCES TWO-WEEK
NEW YORK SEASON AT THE JOYCE THEATER
Tuesday, April 15 at 7:30pm - Program A
Wednesday, April 16 at 7:30pm - Program A
Saturday, April 19 at 2pm - Program C
Tuesday, April 22 at 7:30pm - Program B
Wednesday, April 23, 7:30pm - Program B
Saturday, April 27 at 2pm - Program D
The Joyce Theater

World Premiere of El Beso by Gustavo Ramírez Sansano with Original Costumes by Venezuelan-Born Fashion Designer Angel Sanchez

Four Joyce Premieres, Including Artistic Director Eduardo Vilaro's Hogar with Live Music by Russian Composer Ljova

Ballet Hispanico, recognized as the nation's leading Latino dance organization since 1970, returns to The Joyce Theater from April 15-27, 2014 with 15 performances featuring four dynamic programs. Tickets start at $10 and are on sale now.

The extraordinary lineup of works, curated by Eduardo Vilaro in his fourth year as Artistic Director of Ballet Hispanico, features El Beso, a stunning world premiere by Spanish native Gustavo Ramírez Sansano with original costumes by internationally renowned fashion designer Angel Sanchez. Other highlights include three Joyce premieres: Sombrerísimo, Belgo-Colombian Annabelle Lopez Ochoa's athletic tour de force for six male dancers; Umbral, Edgar Zendejas's seductive interpretation of the beloved Mexican celebration "Día de los Muertos" (Day of the Dead); and Eduardo Vilaro's Hogar, a moving meditation on immigrant identity and the meaning of home set to live music by masterful Russian composer Ljova (Program B only). Nacho Duato's masterwork Jardi Tancat, the Joyce premiere of Edwaard Liang's lush duet A Verme, and repertory favorites from Vilaro and Lopez Ochoa round out the colorful season.


An Opening Night Celebration with the Ballet Hispanico dancers and artists will take place at El Cid, 174 Eighth Ave. at 19th Street on Tuesday, April 15th following that evening's performance. Advance tickets to the celebration featuring Spanish tapas, wine and sangria are $50 ($60 at the door) and can be purchased online at ballethispanico.org.

Tickets start at $10 and are available for purchase in person at the Joyce Theater Box Office, by phone at (212) 242-0800, or online at joyce.org. Ticket prices are subject to change.


The Joyce Theater | 175 Eighth Avenue (at 19th Street), NYC


BALLET NY
2014 New York City Season
April 15-17, 2014 @ 7:30PM
The Ailey Citigroup Theater

Ballet NY presents its 2014 Season, including In the Garden of Souls, the company premieres of Kinderszenen, Dreams, and excerpts from Urban Study, from April 15-17, 2014 at the Ailey Citigroup Theater, 405 West 55th Street, NYC (at Ninth Avenue). All performances are at 7:30pm.

The program includes:

Dreams - Company Premiere
Choreography: Margot Parsons, Music: Ai Isshiki and Steve Milton
"Dreams, is concerned with the inner propulsion of going forward against the force of time," said choreographer Margot Parsons. Dreams is a ballet for three women.

Kinderszenen (Childhood Scenes) - Company Premiere
Choreography: Antonia Francheschi, Music: Allen Shawn
"Kinderszenen was made with the composer, the painter and George Balanchine in heart and mind," said choreographer Antonia Francheschi. The dance features three couples.

Excerpts from Urban Study - Company Premiere
Choreography: Ginger Thatcher, Music: Annie Gosfield
Featuring four women and two men.

In the Garden of Souls - Revisited
Choreography: Medhi Bahiri, Music: Azam Ali, vocal, Greg Ellis, percussion, and a blend of Native tradition of North America and Ancient tradition of India and the Far East
Featuring two men and two women.

Tickets are $26 ($16 for students and seniors) and are available at www.smarttix.com or by phone at 212-868-4444.

Ailey Citigroup Theater | 405 West 55th Street, NYC (at Ninth Avenue)


 

Another New York Cool Tip:

Juilliard Jazz Ensembles in Our Voices
Wednesday, April 16 at 8 PM
The Juilliard School’s Paul Hall

Juilliard Jazz musicians perform original student-composed works that highlight the unique musical and compositional styles created within the Juilliard Jazz division. Photo by Hiroyuki Ito

FREE tickets available only online beginning 4/2
www.juilliard.edu/springjazz


Paul Hall | 155 W 65th Street (1st Floor), NY, NY 10023


 

April 14, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

Little Mac, Little Mac, You're the Very Man
Thursday April 3, 10, 17, 24 @ 7pm
Friday April 4, 11, 18, 25 @ 7pm
Sunday April 6, 13, 27 @ 2pm
Monday April 14 @ 7pm
Saturday April 19, 26 @ 7pm
The Kraine Theatre

LITTLE MAC, LITTLE MAC, YOU’RE THE VERY MAN! is based on John Gay’s The Beggar’s Opera, resetting its antihero, the renowned outlaw Macheath, in the Wild West on the run from the local oil tycoon, Mr. Peachum, and his henchman, Sheriff Lockit. The long arm of the law pursues Little Mac across the country, and through a hodgepodge of American history and culture. Along the way, he encounters familiar faces including Al Gore and Al Capone, Ronald Reagan and Ronald McDonald, and Lucille Ball and her buddy Ethel (Rosenberg). Rounding out the story of the outlaw- and the eighty-five memorable characters he meets- is a musical score that pays homage to the classic American songbook. Part spaghetti Western, part political satire, and part film-noir, Little Mac is a heart-warming tale about money, capitalism, and money.

Play by Sean Patrick Monahan and James Presson
With Original Music by Alexander Sage Oyen
http://www.lessthanrenttheatre.org/

Tickets $15-$18.
For more information or advance purchase visit:

https://tix.smarttix.com/

The Kraine Theatre | 85 E. 4th Street
New York , New York 10003
2nd and 3rd Ave



Another New York Cool Tip:

C. Denby Swanson
"The Norwegians"
March 26 - April 28, 2014
Mondays at 7:00 PM
Thursdays through Saturdays at 8:00 PM
Saturdays and Sundays at 3:00 PM
The Drilling Company Theater

"The Norwegians" by C. Denby Swanson is a strong, bitter comedy about women scorned in Minnesota and the really, really nice gangsters--Norwegian hit men--they hire to whack their ex-boyfriends. Olive is a transplant from Texas and Betty is a transplant from Kentucky, but neither of them was prepared for the Norwegian men they would fall in love with there: the practical, warm, thoughtful, destructive, evil, jilting kind. If you're a hit man in Minnesota, 83% of your clients want to take out their ex (Oofda!). Olive has referred Betty to Gus and Tor, a partnership in the whacking business. What Tor doesn't know is that Gus has been sleeping with the clients. What Olive doesn't know is that Gus is Betty's own ex, and she has already put out a hit on him with a Swiss firm. Can Betty call off the job in time to let Gus do his? Should she?

$59.99 general admission
Box office: Smarttix, (212) 868-4444, www.smarttix.com


The Drilling Company Theatre | 236 West 78th Street, 3 fl., New York, NY 10024


 

April 13, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

Matt Yee’s OUTRAGEOUS ADULT SING ALONG SHOW 2014!
Saturday April 12 & Sunday April 13, 2014. 7pm
The Laurie Beechman Theater on 42nd Street


Matt Yee, that wonderfully funny Entertainer, Artist, Comedian from Hawaii, & evidence that "Asian Men Are Huge" brings his Outrageous Adult Sing Along Show to the Laurie Beechman Theater on 42nd Street. Matt’s previous shows sold out at the Beechman, and his shows are infamous on the Atlantis All Gay Cruises where he’s been a Signature Entertainer for over 12 years. He recently sang with Glee and Wicked Star Idina Menzel & was featured on Logo & in several national magazine articles recently (find it at www.mattyee.com). His recent performances on land include Ultra Sued in WEHO in LA, The Hard Rock Hotel in Puerta Vallarta, San Francisco at the Rrazz Room & London at the St. James Theater.

Advance discount tix available at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/556517

$22 in advance plus $15 food/drink minimum per person plus tax/service, adults only.
$27 at the door if any seats are available then. SATURDAY NITE IS SOLD OUT, standby line at the door. Doors will open at 6:15pm on Saturday and 6pm on Sunday for dinner.


The Laurie Beechman Theatre is located downstairs in the West Bank Café
407 West 42nd St. (between 9th and 10th avenues)
NYC, NY 10036
Tel: 212-695-6909


 

Another New York Cool Tip:

Liederkranz of the City of New York Presents
Multimedia concert performances of Franz Schubert's song cycle "Winterreise"
April 11th at 7:30 pm
Sunday, April 13th at 3:00 pm
The Liederkranz of the City of New York


The New York Concert Opera performances, titled "Die Winterreise" and
presented in the order of the original poems by Wilhelm Mueller, are sung by German-American baritone, Ulrich Hartung. He will be accompanied by a chamber ensemble consisting of piano, viola, cello, woodwind and brass players in an arrangement by Stefan Kozinski, a New York composer/conductor currently at Bremen Opera.

The dramatized performances are semi-staged with multimedia and presented in three
parts lasting in total about 1 hour and 15 minutes.

EVENT WEBSITE:
http://www.liederkranzny.org/liederkranz_season_program.html

Free and open to the public

The Liederkranz of the City of New York | East 87th Street, New York



April 12, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

East End Special Players: Gigi! Life of a Doll
Saturday, April 12, 7-8pm
French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF)’s Florence Gould Hall

This Saturday, April 12th, The East End Special Players are pleased to present a special New York City showing of their original theater piece, Gigi! The Life of a Doll at the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF)’s Florence Gould Hall.

The East End Special Players are a troupe of learning challenged and differently abled adult actors out of East Hampton, NY. They have come together every Saturday for nearly thirty years to create, develop, and perform original theater pieces. Their productions have ranged from Kokobrite, inspired by African folktales and dance, to explorations of their lives as learning-challenged adults in You are a Petunia in My Garden. With humor, grace, sincerity and enthusiasm, The East End Special Players have built a devoted following of theatergoers in their home community of East Hampton, NY, and garnered standing ovations and rave reviews in performances throughout the tri-state area.

Gigi! The Life of a Doll, which opened during the summer of 2012 at The Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor, NY, continues the actors’ stories. Through the lens of a doll named Gigi, the actors share their lives with their audience. At turns somber and hilarious, the players draw viewers into their worlds and minds through brief vignettes ranging from an existential crisis to a whimsical dream.

Admission:
$10 General Admission, $40 Voluntary Contribution Ticket

Tickets:
800 982 2787 | eastendspecialplayers.com

Information:
eastendspecialplayers.com

French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF)’s Florence Gould Hall | 55 East 59th Street
Between Park & Madison Avenue
Transportation:
4, 5, 6, N, R and Q to 59th Street & Lexington Avenue
F to 63rd Street & Lexington Avenue; E to 53rd Street & 5th Avenue
Bus - M1, M2, M3, M4, Q31 to 59th Street; M5 to 58th Street



Another New York Cool Tip:

Wave Hill
Hello Spring! Weekend
SAT, SUN, APRIL 12, 13


Celebrate spring this Target Free weekend as we welcome the season with nature and nature-inspired art-making for all. Enjoy the re-opening of Glyndor Gallery with new exhibitions.

Family Art Project: Drawing on Nature
SAT, SUN, April 12, 13. 10AM--- 1PM

Use materials like sticks and wax to sketch nature in an innovative way. Visiting artist and current Glyndor Gallery exhibitor Linda Stillman demonstrates an easy staining technique to add touches of color to our sketches, using dirt and flowers. Watch all the pieces come together as we combine individual projects to make an outdoor, group installation.


Family Walk: Signs of Spring
SAT, April 12, 1PM, 2PM

Hunt for early blooming flowers, creepy crawly critters, snails, birds, and other garden creatures as they "spring" into action. Naturalist and educator Gabriel Willow reveals both lively and bashful residents of Wave Hill on a stroll through the gardens and woodlands. Ages six and older welcome with an adult.


Now on View in Glyndor Gallery: Prickly, Tender and Steamy: Artists in the Hothouse
SAT, April 12
1--- 4PM: OPENING RECEPTION
1:30PM: Family Gallery Tour
2:30PM: Artists' Talks

Wave Hill's spring exhibition, Prickly, Tender and Steamy: Artists in the Hothouse, assembles artworks that were created during Wave Hill's Winter Workspace program over the last five years. During their residencies, Manuel Acevedo, Gabriela Albergaria, Carrie Beckmann, Susan Benarcik, Matthew Burcaw, Asuka Hishiki, Nick Lamia, Lina Puerta, Naomi Reis, Anne-Katrin Spiess, Linda Stillman, James Walsh and Marion Wilson closely examined, and were inspired by, the living collection in Wave Hill's Marco Polo Stufano Conservatory. Representing a wide variety of mediums, the works on view give visitors multiple ways to observe the plants in the Tropical, Palm, Cactus & Succulent Houses. In the Sunroom Project Space, Brandon Neubauer's installation incorporates video projection, photographs and recorded sounds to create a portrait of the Wave Hill site that engages time, optical phenomena, topography and found objects. Glyndor Gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10AM to 4:30PM.


Collective Art Project: Tracking Spring
SUN, April 13, 1--- 4PM

Celebrate the excitement of bursting buds and blossoms with exhibiting artist Nick Lamia who leads visitors of all ages in mono-printing from observation. Set out from Wave Hill House to explore the Shade Border and the Flower Garden. Spot the first signs of spring and draw them on a piece of Plexiglas. Return to Armor Hall to fill in the composition and print on paper. Images will be photographed and put up on the web. Ages six and older with an adult.

28-acre public garden and cultural center overlooking the Hudson River and Palisades, Wave Hill's mission is to celebrate the artistry and legacy of its gardens and landscapes, to preserve its magnificent views, and to explore human connections to the natural world through programs in horticulture, education and the arts.

Wave Hill | West 249th Street and Independence Avenues
Bronx, NY 10471 · 718.549.3200 · www.wavehill.org


April 11, 2014

Just Published: Read Frank J. Avella's review of Jim Jarmusch’s Only Lovers Left Alive, which opens today, Friday, April 11, 2014


 

New York Cool Tip:

Ailey II's 2014 New York Season
April 2- April 13, 2014
The Ailey Citigroup Theater

Ailey II, the youthful and gifted second company of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, returns to its home, the Ailey Citigroup Theater, from April 2 - 13 for a highly anticipated 40th anniversary season – the second led by Artistic Director Troy Powell. For two weeks, audiences will experience 14 performances featuring two dynamic programs, which come on the heels of a successful North American tour to over 30 cities and an array of critically acclaimed performances in Germany and France. Tickets starting at $49 go on sale on February 19th.

To purchase tickets, visit www.AlvinAiley.org/AileyII or call 866-811-4111. Tickets can be purchased at the Ailey Citigroup Theater box office located at 405 West 55th Street beginning February 19th. Check website for hours of operation. If available, a limited number of student rush tickets can be purchased at the box office 30 minutes prior to curtain for $10 (cash only). Groups of 10 or more receive a discount on tickets purchased. Visit AlvinAiley.org/GroupSales or call 212-405-9082 for more details.


Ailey Citigroup Theater | 405 West 55th street New York, NY 10019


April 10, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

Fatelessness
April 9-12 at 7:00 PM, April 13 at 2:00 PM
HERE Arts Center

From April 9 to 13 at HERE Arts Center, actor Adam Boncz will perform "Fatelessness," the first stage adaptation of the novel of the same name by Imre Kertész, recipient of the 2002 Nobel Prize in Literature. The book is the story of a Hungarian teenage boy who survives a passage through three WWII concentration camps. The play is a 75-minute rendition of the book, adapted verbatim by Andras Visky from the translation by Tim Wilkinson. Gia Forakis directs. Kertész’s novel is considered one of the outstanding works of the Holocaust literature and contemporary European literature in general. Hungarian-American actor Adam Boncz is the first person to have the rights to adapt the novel to the stage. This debut production will be presented by SceneHouse Productions and Gia Forakis & Company. It coincides with the 70th Anniversary of the Hungarian Holocaust and is supported in part by the Hungary Initiative Foundation. The evening will be a stylized performance interweaving music, images, and video from the story’s era.

Tickets $15, Box office www.here.org or call 212-352-3101

HERE Arts Center | 145 6th Ave.
(Enter on Dominick Street, one block south of Spring Street)


April 9, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

Musical Olympus Festival Concert
Wednesday April 9th. 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Zankel Hall (at Carnegie hall)


On 9 April 2014, the annual concert and presentation of the Musical Olympus Festival will take place at Carnegie Hall. Eight years in a row young talented musicians, participants of the Musical Olympus Festival and winners of prestigious international competitions, perform on this legendary stage.
This year the sophisticated New York audience will see on stage Mark Bushkov (Belgium, violin), Grand Prix winner of the Montreal International Musical Competition (Canada, 2012); Remi Geniet (France, piano), winner of the Queen Elizabeth Competition (Belgium, 2013); Igor Eliseev (Russia, double bass), winner of the Koussevitzky International Double Bass Competition (Russia, 2011); Nathalie Mittelbach (Switzerland, mezzosoprano), first prize, the Ernst Haefliger International Singing Competition (Switzerland, 2012), and Vassilena Serafimova (Bulgaria, percussion), winner of the TROMP International Percussion Competition (Netherlands, 2010).

In its concerts the Musical Olympus Foundation aims to present to the audience different musical styles and various musical instruments. On April, 9 the audience at Carnegie Hall will hear the works by G.Bottesini, ?.Bruch, J.Brahms, J.Haydn, S.Rachmaninov, G.Bizet, ?.Ravel, I.Xenakis and D.Cheung.
Concerts of the Musical Olympus Festival at Carnegie Hall are organized with the support of the World Public Forum “Dialogue of Civilizations” (www.wpfdc.com). Annual concerts in New York help achieve one of the global objectives of the Musical Olympus Foundation: to establish and develop intercultural dialogue through music as a universal language. The Foundations’ achievements in this area have been distinguished at the international level – in January 2013 the Foundation was honored with the Silver Archer Award (US), a prestigious public relations trophy.

Tickets $15 - $45
http://www.carnegiehall.org/Calendar/2014/4/9/0730/PM/Musical-Olympus-Festival-Concert/

Zankel Hall (at Carnegie hall) | 881 7th Avenue, New York




April 8, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

Matthias Pintscher Conducts the Juilliard Orchestra
Tuesday, April 8 at 8 PM
Alice Tully Hall

Dividing his time equally between the two disciplines of composing and conducting, acclaimed German artist and recently-appointed Juilliard faculty member Matthias Pintscher returns to Juilliard to lead the Juilliard Orchestra in the New York premiere of his latest work, Bereshit (2013), meaning “beginning” from the Torah. The program also features the US premiere of Michael Jarrell’s …un long fracas somptueux rapide celeste… (1998/2001), a rousing percussion concerto featuring Juilliard percussionist June Hahn, and Bartók’s triumphant Concerto for Orchestra (1943)

Tickets $20 available at the Alice Tully Hall Box Office, by calling (212) 721-6500, or online. Half-price senior/student tickets available at the Alice Tully Hall Box Office only
www.juilliard.edu/springorch

Alice Tully Hall | 1941 Broadway, NY, NY 10023


April 3 - 7, 2014

New York Cool Tips:

Ailey II's 2014 New York Season
April 2- April 13, 2014
The Ailey Citigroup Theater

Ailey II, the youthful and gifted second company of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, returns to its home, the Ailey Citigroup Theater, from April 2 - 13 for a highly anticipated 40th anniversary season – the second led by Artistic Director Troy Powell. For two weeks, audiences will experience 14 performances featuring two dynamic programs, which come on the heels of a successful North American tour to over 30 cities and an array of critically acclaimed performances in Germany and France. Tickets starting at $49 go on sale on February 19th.

To purchase tickets, visit www.AlvinAiley.org/AileyII or call 866-811-4111. Tickets can be purchased at the Ailey Citigroup Theater box office located at 405 West 55th Street beginning February 19th. Check website for hours of operation. If available, a limited number of student rush tickets can be purchased at the box office 30 minutes prior to curtain for $10 (cash only). Groups of 10 or more receive a discount on tickets purchased. Visit AlvinAiley.org/GroupSales or call 212-405-9082 for more details.


Ailey Citigroup Theater | 405 West 55th street New York, NY 10019


 

JAMES AUSTIN MURRAY
Mystery of Light
April 3 - May 3, 2014
Gallery hours: Tues - Sat, 11am - 6pm
Opening Reception Thursday, April 3rd 6 - 8pm
Lyons Weir Gallery


"For the past 20 years, James Austin Murray has worked through many different approaches in his art - from tightly rendered graphite cityscapes to pure white abstraction, works on paper, metal, canvas and board, flat and multi-dimensional. It is through these various incarnations that he has settled upon a pure black palette driven by an automatic and deftly intuitive hand. Murray's commitment to his painting process, his adoration of pigment and its possibilities is extraordinary. I believe Murray is at the apex his formative, and dare I say narrative, synthesis.

One could easily find a myriad of art historical diatribes about Abstraction, Abstract Expressionism, Action Painting, Conceptualism, Minimalism and Monochrome Painting to parse together a press release demonstrating the historical similarities within the contemporary context of Murray's work. Yes, black can represent all the colors in the spectrum, and its absence; yes, the way that light is absorbed and reflected off the surface constantly activates the inanimate surface of the painting; yes, you can feel the artist's hand at work and yes, there are countless other action painters, old and new, that have knocked on this door before.

But, I posit that Murray does something ingenious; he has let go of all the courting formalities between an artist and their canvas. He has accepted the conditions of this relationship and has found love along the way. Together, they have developed that intimate and affectionate vocabulary that couples privately use. His paintings exude this joyous union, and it is clearly communicated whilst in their company." - Michael Lyons Wier.


Lyons Wier Gallery \ 542 West 24th Street, New York, NY 10011
Tel: +1 212 242 6220 / gallery@lyonswiergallery.com
www.lyonswiergallery.com



SLOW LUXURY presents "BEAUTY AND THE BEASTS."
THE KELPIES, supernatural water horses with magical powers MEET ethereal Scottish damsels bearing gifts of Spring in the IONA CRAWFORD BEAUTY AND THE BEASTS CAPSULE COLLECTION LAUNCH...
Friday, April 4, 2014, 12:55 pm
Bryant Park



LIVE INTERACTIVE PERFORMANCE in collaboration with Andy Scott's Kelpies sculpture exhibition in Bryant Park during Scotland Week in New York.
To spoken word poetry of Myth, Transformation and New York, performers will enact a poetic interpretation inspired by the massive horse sculptures, The Kelpies


Performance to live music from Hannah Read, Scottish singer songwriter

Performers will engage with spectators and based upon a secret code, will present tiny gifts of poetry and surprises
E-commerce launch of Iona Crawford Beauty and The Beasts Capsule Collection at www.slow-luxury.com

A percentage of sales of a Kelpies pillow will be donated to foundations supporting working horses in Scotland and New York City.

Bryant Park, 40th to 42nd, between 5th Avenue and Avenue of the Americas, NYC


Fashion Law Institute
Friday, April 4th 9:30-6:30pm (breakfast at 9am)
Room 430 B/C, Fordham Law School


New laws, regulations, and standards are lighting up The Spectrum of Style, from issues of diversity and sustainability to gold and other conflict minerals, trademark squatting in China, and fashion licensing for the silver screen.

On Friday, April 4, at 9:30 AM, the Fashion Law Institute brings together thought leaders from the fashion industry, the legal community, government, academia, and the media, including designer Tracy Reese; Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Robin Givhan; and representatives from Tiffany, Eileen Fisher, Warner Brothers, HBO, Condé Nast, and many more, to offer guidance, insight, and color commentary on these and other trending topics.

This 4th annual symposium also features a closing reception and keynote address by designer Sigrid Olsen, including a special announcement about reacquisition of rights to her name -- with a little help from the Fashion Law Institute -- and the upcoming revival of her label.

Room 430 B/C, Fordham Law School, 140 West 62nd Street, NYC


 

La Bestia: Sweet Mother, a Troubadour's Tale
Saturday April 5th, 2014. 8PM-9:15PM
The Theater at the 14th Street Y

La Bestia: Sweet Mother, a Troubadour's Tale is a dance/music event which tells the story of Valencia, a Honduran immigrant who suffers indignities and threats to live her dream: coming to the United States to start a new life. It is told as myth, a story within a story within a story, bringing together the timeless and the particular.

The musical component, directed by Desiree Miller and composed by both Desiree (Cello) and Becca Weiss (singer) underscores the libretto with virtuosity and a variety of styles. The concert will include a special guest appearance by Liz Higgins, who will dance her own original choreography, created for this show. Liz has traveled the world dancing for the Nikolai Dance Company, as well as dancing at the Joyce Theater (NY), Kennedy Center (DC) and numerous other venues around the country and world.
A free CD of the music is included with the price of admission.
Tickets $15 (free CD of the music included with the price of admission)
For tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/580455


The Theater at the 14th Street Y | 344 E. 14th Street
(between 1st and 2nd Aves.)
New York, NY 10003


National Grid Earth Day Celebration
Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 3pm
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts


This interactive family event will take place on the plaza outside Brooklyn College’s Walt Whitman Theatre immediately following the 2pm presentation of Sid the Science Kid—Live!, a new family musical based on the popular PBS KIDS® television series. Now in its seventh year, the National Grid Earth Day Celebration is designed to educate families on how they can play a role in caring for the Earth and creating a more sustainable future. Interactive family activities, educational materials, and give-away items will highlight the need for conserving energy, recycling in the home, and having a heightened awareness of the environmental and global issues that we face today.

Brooklyn Center’s Seventh Annual National Grid Earth Day Celebration is free and open to the public. www.BrooklynCenterOnline.org, 718-951-4500

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts | Walt Whitman Theatre at Brooklyn College
2900 Campus Rd
Brooklyn, NY 11210


 

BALLET HISPANICO
2014 Spring Gala
Honors the Ford Foundation
Monday, April 7, 2014 at 7:00 pm
The Plaza Hotel

On Monday, April 7, 2014, Ballet Hispanico will proudly honor the Ford Foundation with the Civic Inspiration Award at its annual Spring Gala in The Plaza Hotel's Grand Ballroom, 768 Fifth Avenue, NYC. Cocktails begin at 7:00 pm and dinner and dancing commence at 7:45 pm. Attire is black tie.

The celebration this year is themed "Community Partnerships through the Arts" and features live music from the two-time GRAMMY® winning Spanish Harlem Orchestra along with performances by the Ballet Hispanico Company and students of the Ballet Hispanico School of Dance. The evening will include an exclusive sneak peek of original costumes created by Venezuelan fashion designer Angel Sanchez for choreographer Gustavo Ramírez Sansano's stunning new work El Beso, to be premiered by Ballet Hispanico at the Company's New York Season at the Joyce Theater on April 15-27.

The event is headed by Event Chairs Jody and John Arnhold, Kate Lear and Jonathan LaPook, David Pérez and Milena Alberti, and Randy and Susan Falco. The Gala Honorary Committee is co-chaired by designer Angel Sanchez and Telemundo COO Jacqueline Hernández. Proceeds, which last year totaled over $1 million, benefit the creation of new Company works, need-based financial aid and merit scholarships in the Ballet Hispanico School of Dance, and community arts education programs.

To purchase tickets, a table, a journal advertisement, or for more information, please contact Emma Epstein, Events Manager, at (212) 362-6710 x43 or eepstein@ballethispanico.org.

Plaza Hotel's Grand Ballroom | 768 Fifth Avenue



April 2, 2014

Just Published: Read Frank J. Avella's review of Heathers: The Musical, now playing at New World Stages.


Also Just Published: Read Frank J. Avella's review of Terrence McNally’s Mothers and Sons, now playing at The Golden Theater.


 

April 1, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

Only Lovers Left Alive Screening and Party
April 1 @ 7PM
Sunshine Cinema
Santos Party House

To launch the new Jim Jarmusch film, Only Lovers Left Alive, which hits cinemas on 11th April and stars Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston, Cinema Paradiso Events are holding an exclusive preview experience on Tuesday April 1st in New York.

The evening will start off at 7pm sharp with a screening of Jim Jarmusch’s crypto-vampire love story at the Sunshine Cinema, followed by live performances at Santos Party House where musicians from the film's soundtrack - White Hills, Jozef Van Wissem, Yasmine Hamdan, Zola Jesus and Jim Jarmusch's band SQÜRL - will all play live. Guests are encouraged to wear sunglasses & dress gloves to the event.

Tickets including film screening and live event are priced at $35 + bf, and are on sale now HERE.


Sunshine Cinema | 143 E Houston St,
New York, NY 10002


Santos Party House | 96 Lafayette St,
NY 10013, United States


Another New York Cool Tip:

The Collective NY Seeks Play Submissions for 2nd Annual
THE COLLECTIVE:10 PLAY FESTIVAL
Deadline is April 5

The Collective NY seeks submissions for its 2nd Annual Collective:10 Play Festival. Original 10-minute plays will be selected to premiere in a fully-produced Fall 2014 run at a prominent Manhattan venue and published in The Collective:10 Play Anthology Vol. 2.

The inaugural Collective:10 Play Festival sold out Off-Broadway's McGinn Cazale Theatre in the fall of 2013. Plays by 12 different playwrights were staged by guest directors including Elizabeth Kemp, Jacqueline Knapp, Ellen Burstyn, and Eddie Kaye Thomas. Volume 1 of the play anthology, which includes works by Dave Hanson, David Thigpen, Craig McNulty and more, was published in December 2013 and is available in store at the Drama Book Shop in New York City and worldwide on Amazon.

Plays of all genres and subjects are considered. The only guidelines are that the plays be 10 minutes in length and that they must speak to The Collective NY's mission to be emotionally truthful, socially relevant, and accessible.

To submit: Playwrights must register by e-mailing their name, address, phone number and the title of the play to: Collective10@thecollective-ny.org. Writers will receive a registration number and format details for submission. Registration deadline is April 5, 2014. Selections will be announced in July.

The Collective unites professional artists who share a responsibility to create work in the contemporary American Theatre. Modeled after the Group Theatre, The Collective was founded in 2007 by graduates of the William Esper Studioas a not-for-profit company that develops and produces original work for stage and screen. Recent productions have included a revival of Frank McGuinness’s Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me and the critically acclaimed television series Inside Amy Schumer on Comedy Centralm written, created and produced by founding member, Amy Schumer

The Collective:10 Play Festival is presented as part of The Collective’s "No Empty Seats" initiative in which up to half the seats for every performance are made available on a free and pay-what-you-can basis. This program is made possible by the company's generous donors and patrons.

For more information visit www.thecollective-ny.org


March 31, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

Fashion at FIAF
Fashion Talks
Thom Browne
Mon, Mar 31 at 7pm
FIAF

Two-time winner of the prestigious CFDA Award for Menswear Designer of the Year, Thom Browne discusses his recent expansion into womenswear and eyewear with Washington Post contributor Robin Givhan.

Tickets: http://www.fiaf.org/fashion/2014/2014-03-31-browne.shtml

FIAF, Florence Gould Hall | 55 East 59th Street
New York, NY 10022


Another New York Cool Tip:

15th Annual Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival
“Forward Ever, Backward Never”
March 28 thru April 30, 2014
Various Venues

15th Annual Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival, March 28 thru April 30, 2014, presented by the Central Brooklyn Jazz Consortium. This music series is New York City's longest continuously running grassroots festival dedicated to jazz. More than 500 artists performing in over 50 events at various venues throughout Brooklyn. This celebration is financially accessible and open to all. For information contact CBJC at 718.773.2252 x 103 or info@cbjcjazz.org.

Performances and events scheduled at entertainment venues, cultural, educational and faith based institutions during Jazz Appreciation Month. Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival has grown from a nine day neighborhood event to a highly anticipated month long borough-wide music series. The backbone of this community based jazz festival are the musicians and venues that fuel Brooklyn's nightlife economy and keep its music scene vibrate.



March 30, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

The New York Virtuoso Singers’ Second Concert of 2013-14 Season
Sunday, March 30 at 3:00 PM - 2:15 PM talk with the composers
Kaufman Center’s Merkin Concert Hall

The New York Virtuoso Singers, Harold Rosenbaum, Conductor and Artistic Director, will present More Premieres, the second concert of their 2013-14 concert season . The afternoon will also include a 2:15 PM talk with the composers. This event is co-sponsored by Merkin Concert Hall.

The concert will present American Premieres of a cantata by Ernst Krenek, Thea Musgrave’s new work describing the return of Odysseus to Ithaca and all the perils he encounters on the way, and Yotam Haber’s modern twist on Haydn's Seven Last Words of Christ, I AM (2011). Also on the program are Confessions from the Blogosphere by NYVS’s most recent competition winner, Karen Siegel, and a World Premiere of a new work by Michael Schachter, a recipient of BMI's 2013 Student Composers Award.

Special guests will be Mary Mackenzie, soprano; Brent Funderburk, piano, and Kaufman Music Center's Special High School Choir, Emily John, director.

Tickets are $25/$20 students/seniors. For tickets or more information, call Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center at 212-501-3330 or visit http://www.kaufmanmusiccenter.org/mch/event/new-york-virtuoso-singers-more-premieres

Kaufman Center’s Merkin Concert Hall | 129 West 67th St.
(btw Broadway and Amsterdam) in Manhattan


 

Another New York Cool Tip:

Defying Gravity: The Music of Stephen Schwartz and Eric Whitacre
Sunday, March 30, 2014 at 2:00 PM
Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center

"The Music of Eric Whitacre"
Eric Whitacre, Composer/Conductor

Stephen Schwartz, Special Guest Artist, Composer of Wicked, Godspell and many other Broadway legends.
Tali Tadmor, Pianist
Featuring Distinguished Concerts Singers International
SAVE 50% on Tickets with Discount Code “DCIWEB”
Tickets: $20 - $100
On Sale Now!
Call CenterCharge at (212) 721-6500, or visit www.lincolncenter.org

Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center | 10 Lincoln Square #132, New York, NY


 

March 29, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

Composers Concordance at 92Y
- Eclectic Bands / Eclectic Dance -
Saturday, March 29th at 8pm
92nd St Y

"For the past 30 years, Composers Concordance has been a booster for local composers, through both its concerts across the city and a record label." -The Wall Street Journal. "Enterprising new music organization" -The New York Times. On Saturday, March 29th at 8pm, Composers Concordance and 92Y will present the program 'Eclectic Bands / Eclectic Dance.' This festive, multimedia event will explore the fusion of contemporary music and modern dance through the interpolation of contrasting elements, disciplines, styles, and aesthetics.

Bruka Band, featuring Roger Bonair-Agard, Lauri Galbreath, Arielle Harp, Carmen Kordas, and Milica Paranosic, will perform a selection from Milica Paranosic's multimedia composition 'Goddess Chronicles.'
Erbium, featuring Dan Cooper, Daniel Palkowski, Cesare Papetti, will perform Cooper's original compositions, plus contemporary arrangements of Liszt, Prokofiev, and Satie.
Sound Liberation, featuring Greg Baker, Charles Coleman, David Gotay, Franz Hackl, Paul Mack, and Gene Pritsker, will perform Pritsker's original compositions, including 'The Rite of Spring Through an Eclectic Spectrum' as well as selections from the band's new album 'Days' on the CCR label.

Additionally, accordionist William Schimmel will perform his composition 'Malecuona II,' and violinist Lara St. John will perform Milica Paranosic's composition 'Cocek.' Dancer-choreographers will include Julie Fotheringham and Max Pollak, among others.

$15 buy tickets http://www.92y.org/Event/Composers-Concordance.aspx


http://www.composersconcordance.com
http://composersconcordance.wix.com/2013-14season#!concerts/cjg9
http://composersconcordance.wix.com/ccensemble
http://www.composersconcordancerecords.com


92Y | 1395 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10128.
By Subway: By Subway: Take the Lexington Avenue 4, 5 or 6 train to 86th Street. 92Y is located five blocks north on Lexington Avenue. The 6 train also stops at 96th Street. 92Y is located four blocks south on Lexington Avenue.

By Bus: The M101, M102 and M103 buses run north on Third Avenue and south on Lexington Avenue. The M1, M2, M3, M4 and X90 buses run north on Madison Avenue. From the West Side, take the M86 or M96 across to Lexington Avenue.



March 28, 2014

New York Cool Tips:

Beyond the Machine 14.2: The Eye Ear Collaboration
Friday, March 28 at 8 PM
Saturday, March 29 at 2 PM, 6 PM, and 8 PM
The Juilliard School’s Rosemary and Meredith Willson Theater

Juilliard’s Center for Innovation in the Arts presents The Eye Ear Collaboration—a program of original scores by Juilliard composers performed with films presented in association with Eicar - The International Film and Television Film School, Met Film School, and Florida State College of Motion Picture Arts

FREE tickets available online 3/12
Events.juilliard.edu

Rosemary and Meredith Willson Theater | 155 W 65th Street (3rd Floor), NY, NY 10023


15th Annual Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival
“Forward Ever, Backward Never”
March 28 thru April 30, 2014
Various Venues

15th Annual Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival, March 28 thru April 30, 2014, presented by the Central Brooklyn Jazz Consortium. This music series is New York City's longest continuously running grassroots festival dedicated to jazz. More than 500 artists performing in over 50 events at various venues throughout Brooklyn. This celebration is financially accessible and open to all. For information contact CBJC at 718.773.2252 x 103 or info@cbjcjazz.org.

Performances and events scheduled at entertainment venues, cultural, educational and faith based institutions during Jazz Appreciation Month. Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival has grown from a nine day neighborhood event to a highly anticipated month long borough-wide music series. The backbone of this community based jazz festival are the musicians and venues that fuel Brooklyn's nightlife economy and keep its music scene vibrate.


 

March 27, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

Amid
Danspace Project
Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 8pm
Friday, March 28, 2014 - 8pm
Saturday, March 29, 2014 - 8pm
St Marks Church

Suzanne Beahrs Dance presents a full evening of dance on March 27-29, 2014 at 8 pm at Danspace Project, located inside St. Mark's Church, 131 East 10th Street, NYC 10003. Tickets are $20 General ($17 Early Bird if ordered before 3/6) / $15 Danspace Members and are available at danspaceproject.org.

Amid, a new hour-long dance piece by Suzanne Beahrs Dance, is a vigorous representation of how a personal trial can take audiences on convoluted journeys through pain, love, fear, loss, joy, and resilience. The work for five women expresses how we understand and shape our own stories and is a celebration of the exquisite power in our broken, impermanent selves. Choreographer Suzanne Beahrs makes dances designed to engage viewers on both small and large scales, drawing the eye to a delicate gesture and then back out to a sweeping group of leaping, twirling dancers, propelling through space along spiraling, intersecting pathways.

Dancers: Suzanne Beahrs, Sarah Hillmon, Julia Jurgilewicz, Celine Syslo, Madeline Wilcox
Lighting design by Brittany Spencer. Costume design by Lauren Beirne.

Tickets: $20 General (($17 Early Bird if ordered before 3/6) / $15 Danspace Members
Box Office: (866) 811-4111
Online: danspaceproject.org

Danspace Project | St. Mark's Church, 131 East 10th Street, NYC 10003




March 26, 2014

New York Cool Tip:



USA Today has almost completed its latest 10Best contest. This time it is asking readers to vote daily for one of the ten "Best Public Garden" nominees--- and Wave Hill, of course, is one. If you haven't voted yet, please take a moment do so before noon, March 31. This is a fine way to celebrate the arrival of spring and express your enthusiasm for our beloved garden.

Vote Now!


Another New York Cool Tip:

THE FILM SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER AND
THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART ANNOUNCE
COMPLETE LINEUP FOR THE 43RD ANNUAL
NEW DIRECTORS/NEW FILMS MARCH 19 - 30

Ana Lily Amirpour's A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT Is the Opening Night Presentation, with Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard's 20,000 DAYS ON EARTH Starring Nick Cave Slated For Closing Night

Gillian Robespierre's OBVIOUS CHILD Is the Centerpiece Selection

The Film Society of Lincoln Center and The Museum of Modern Art announced the complete lineup today for the 43rd edition of New Directors/New Films (March 19 - March 30). For 43 years New Directors/New Films has been an annual rite of early spring in New York City, bringing exciting discoveries from around the world to adventurous moviegoers. All aspects of cinema, from production to exhibition, have changed dramatically over the years, but the spirit of innovation and the element of surprise that have always defined this festival remain intact. Dedicated to the discovery of new works by emerging and dynamic filmmaking talent, this year's festival will screen 27 international feature films and 13 short films.

The opening night feature is Ana Lily Amirpour's A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, a Persian, black-and-white, noirish thriller that recently bowed at the Sundance Film Festival to critical acclaim and is based on a graphic novel written by Amirpour about a young female vampire who stalks the streets of a fictional lonely Iranian ghost town. The closing night feature, 20,000 Days on Earth, by visual artists Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard, also had its premiere at Sundance, where it won directing and editing awards in the World Cinema Documentary category. The film follows a fictitious 24 hours in the life of musical and cultural icon Nick Cave as he is writing his 2013 album "Push the Sky Away."

Gillian Robespierre's Obvious Child is the centerpiece selection and features a star-making lead performance from Jenny Slate in an uproarious yet serious-minded riff on reproductive rights. The film will be shown at MoMA PS1, 22-25 Jackson Avenue in Long Island City, New York, as well as at FSLC.


 

March 25, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

THE VILLAGE VOICE ANNOUNCES
SEVENTH ANNUAL "CHOICE EATS" TASTING EVENT
MARCH 25th
6:00-7:00pm - VIP HOUR
7:00-10:00pm - EVENT
BASKETBALL CITY

The Village Voice announces its seventh annual tasting event, "Choice Eats," to be held Tuesday, March 25th at Basketball City located in Lower Manhattan. This annually sold out event will feature 60+ handpicked Village Voice restaurants from New York City and beyond. Tickets will go on sale January 29th at Noon. Ticket prices for VIP will be $85 and general admission will be $60.

"Choice Eats" is one of New York City's unique food events where 3,000 attendees sample food from the most sought after restaurants across all the city's boroughs under one roof for one night. Last year the event featured over 60 local restaurants with cuisine from 35 countries, all handpicked by The Village Voice's food critics and previously featured in the Fork In The Road blog.

Typically held at the 69th Armory, this year's Choice Eats will move to a new downtown location, Basketball City, the state of the art Lower Manhattan venue that will enable the event to grow its footprint plus expand the number of attendees, participating restaurants, demos and more.

To receive a special presale code before tickets go on sale to the general public, sign up here: http://bit.ly/19VIsgV

TICKETS On Sale Jan 29: http://www.villagevoice.com/choiceeats

$85 - VIP | $60 - General Admission
www.villagevoice.com/choiceeats
https://www.facebook.com/voicechoiceeats
https://twitter.com/ChoiceEats

Basketball City | 299 South St. | New York, NY 10002


 

March 21 - 24, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

THE FILM SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER AND
THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART ANNOUNCE
COMPLETE LINEUP FOR THE 43RD ANNUAL
NEW DIRECTORS/NEW FILMS MARCH 19 - 30

Ana Lily Amirpour's A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT Is the Opening Night Presentation, with Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard's 20,000 DAYS ON EARTH Starring Nick Cave Slated For Closing Night

Gillian Robespierre's OBVIOUS CHILD Is the Centerpiece Selection

The Film Society of Lincoln Center and The Museum of Modern Art announced the complete lineup today for the 43rd edition of New Directors/New Films (March 19 - March 30). For 43 years New Directors/New Films has been an annual rite of early spring in New York City, bringing exciting discoveries from around the world to adventurous moviegoers. All aspects of cinema, from production to exhibition, have changed dramatically over the years, but the spirit of innovation and the element of surprise that have always defined this festival remain intact. Dedicated to the discovery of new works by emerging and dynamic filmmaking talent, this year's festival will screen 27 international feature films and 13 short films.

The opening night feature is Ana Lily Amirpour's A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, a Persian, black-and-white, noirish thriller that recently bowed at the Sundance Film Festival to critical acclaim and is based on a graphic novel written by Amirpour about a young female vampire who stalks the streets of a fictional lonely Iranian ghost town. The closing night feature, 20,000 Days on Earth, by visual artists Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard, also had its premiere at Sundance, where it won directing and editing awards in the World Cinema Documentary category. The film follows a fictitious 24 hours in the life of musical and cultural icon Nick Cave as he is writing his 2013 album "Push the Sky Away."

Gillian Robespierre's Obvious Child is the centerpiece selection and features a star-making lead performance from Jenny Slate in an uproarious yet serious-minded riff on reproductive rights. The film will be shown at MoMA PS1, 22-25 Jackson Avenue in Long Island City, New York, as well as at FSLC.


Another New York Cool Tip:

"Tosca e le altre due" (Tosca and The Two Downstairs)
Thursdays through Saturdays at 8:00 pm
Sundays at 2:00 PM
Thursday March 20 8PM – Sunday March 30
Dicapo Opera

From March 20 to 30, Kairos Italy Theater (KIT) and Dicapo Opera will present "Tosca e le altre due" (Tosca and The Two Downstairs), a satirical, behind-the-scenes sister-story to Puccini's "Tosca" as imagined by one of the wittiest and most admired Italian playwright and actresses, Franca Valeri. The piece is directed by Laura Caparrotti, Artistic Director of KIT, and its English translation is by Natasha Lardera. Supertitles are by the prestigious Prescott Studio in Italy. The piece will be staged at Dicapo Opera, 184 E. 76th Street, Manhattan.
The play will be acted by Laura Caparrotti and Marta Mondelli in Italian with English supertitles. KIT-Kairos Italy Theater is a rarity: a bilingual Italian-English theater company that presents Italian theatrical works of literary merit. It is named for Kairos, the Greek god of the fleeting moment. The prologue will be acted in voice over by Rocco Sisto. Set design is by Lucretia Moroni. For more information visit www.kitheater.com

Tickets $35.00 gen. Adm., $20.00 students and seniors
Box office: SMARTTIX (212) 868-4444, www.smarttix.com

Dicapo Opera | 184 E 76th Street, 10021 NY


 

March 20, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

4CHAMBERS
Thursdays at 6:30pm & 8:00 pm
Fridays & Saturdays at 7pm and 8:30pm.
January 22 - March 22
Now through March 22
Arts@Renaissance in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Jody Oberfelder Projects invites audiences to experience their hearts from the inside out with 4CHAMBERS. Created, directed and choreographed by Jody Oberfelder, this immersive blend of dance, theater, film and visual installation at Brooklyn's Arts@Renaissance. 4CHAMBERS is a sensorial journey into the human heart. The performance space is transformed into an intimate environment with corridors that function as arteries and veins leading to four discrete performance chambers. Guided by six cast members, an audience of 12 circulates through the space, monitoring their own hearts throughout this interactive multimedia performance.

4CHAMBERS runs January 22 - March 22, Thursdays at 6:30pm & 8:00 pm; Fridays & Saturdays at 7pm and 8:30pm. Performances take place at Arts@Renaissance, located at the Garden Level of the former Greenpoint Hospital, 2 Kingsland Ave (just off the Graham Avenue L stop in Greenpoint, Brooklyn). Tickets for each performance are $75 with a 2 for one special through Feb. 28th (code: vday) Student tickets and buyout group sales available. Contact dana@jodyoberfelder.com Tickets available on https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/cal/507

Arts@Renaissance | Garden Level of the former Greenpoint Hospital
2 Kingsland Ave
Just off the Graham Avenue L stop in Greenpoint, Brooklyn)



Another New York Cool Tip:

PHARAOH'S DAUGHTER
Thursday, March 20 at 8:00 pm
Part of The Café au Go Go Revisited Music Series
Running Thursdays through April 24
Greenwich House Music School, 46 Barrow St. NYC

A Two Month Celebration of the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Iconic Venue
at Greenwich House Music School

Weaving Middle Eastern music, psychedelia and modern pop, Pharaoh's Daughter updates the Flower Child aesthetic for the new millennium.

Pharaoh's Daughter (Basya Schechter, Daphna Mor, Meg Okura, Yuval Lion, Shanir Blumenkranz, Mathias Kunzli, and Brian Marsella), led by vocalist and oud player Basya Schechter, blend traditional Hasidic music with Middle Eastern, African, Eastern European and Mediterranean influences, resulting in "New Jewish Music", or Jewish Psychedelia. At times both meditative and explosive, Pharaoh's Daughter's music forms a vibrant artistic dream of a new Middle East. They have received grants from the New York State Council of the Arts (NYSCA), American Composers Forum, the American Music Center, and more in support of their musical vision. Their songs have appeared on various sacred music compilations; their last album, Haran, won an Indie Acoustic Award for Best Eurasian Album.

Website: http://www.pharaohsdaughter.com

Upcoming Shows in The Café au Go Go Revisited Series:
March 27 - MICHAEL DAVES and TONY TRISCHKA
April 3 - JULIA HALTIGAN
April 10 - Getz Au Go Go Revisited: Another Look at Bossa Nova in the 1960's
with VITOR GONCALVES, CESAR GARABINI, MARCOS KUZKA,
SERGIO KRAKOWSKI, EDUARDO BELO and FERNANDA BRAVO
April 17 - DAVID AMRAM meets THE AMIGOS
April 24 - DEVA MAHAL

Tickets: $15

Greenwich House Music School | 46 Barrow Street, NYC




Another New York Cool Tip:

Don Nigro's A Snowfall in Berlin
Wednesday, March 12th at 8pm
Friday, March 14th at 8pm
Saturday, March 15th at 3pm (opening night)
Tuesday, March 18th at 8pm
Wednesday, March 19th at 8pm
Friday, March 21st at 8pm
Saturday, March 22nd at 8pm
Sunday, March 23rd at 8pm
Thursday, March 27th at 8pm
Saturday, March 29th at 3pm
Saturday, March 30th at 3pm
Wednesday, April 2nd at 8pm
Friday, April 4th at 8pm
Saturday, April 5th at 8pm
LaTea @ Clemente Soto Velez

John Patrick Shanley's The Big Funk
Thursday, March 13th at 8pm
Saturday, March 15th at 8pm
Sunday, March 16th at 3pm (opening)
Thursday, March 20th at 8pm
Saturday, March 22nd at 3pm
Sunday, March 23rd at 3pm
Tuesday, March 25th at 8pm
Wednesday, March 26th at 8pm
Friday, March 28th at 8pm
Saturday, March 29th at 8pm
Sunday, March 30th at 8pm
Tuesday, April 1st at 8pm
Thursday, April 3rd at 8pm
Saturday, April 5th at 3pm
Sunday, April 6th at 3pm
LaTea @ Clemente Soto Velez

Nylon Fusion Theatre Company presents two thoughtful and poignantly funny takes on the meaning of trying to define yourself in the world, and the nature of performance in life, on film and on stage with the world premiere of Don Nigro's noir comedy A Snowfall in Berlin (running March 12 - April 5) alternating with the revival of John Patrick Shanley's seldom-seen The Big Funk: A Casual Play (running March 13 - April 6). The plays will be presented in repertory at separate performances at Teatro LaTea @ Clemente Soto Velez, located at 107 Suffolk Street on Manhattan’s Lower East Side.

The running time of A Snowfall in Berlin is approximately 100 minutes without intermission

The running time of The Big Funk is approximately 100 minutes with one intermission.

Tickets are $18.00. To purchase, call 1-800-838-3006, or online: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/572410 (A Snowfall in Berlin) www.brownpapertickets.com/event/572450 (The Big Funk)

LaTea @ Clemente Soto Velez | 107 Suffolk Street
Manhattan’s Lower East Side.
F train to Delancey Street, or the J, M, Z trains to Delancey-Essex Streets.




March 19, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

"A Tale of Two Syrias" by Yasmin Fedda
(Director & Actor in Attendance)
Wed, March 19, 2014 7:00 pm
Alwan for the Arts

Yasmin Fedda is an award winning documentary filmmaker who has been BAFTA nominated and screened at Sundance. Her work includes: Breadmakers (Cadies Productions, UK, 2007) about a bakery run by adults with learning difficulties. This film has screened at over 50 international film festivals including Sundance and won multiple awards including the Black Pearl Award (Best Short Documentary – Abu Dhabi Film Festival), and a BAFTA nomination. A Tale of Two Syrias (Syria/UK, 2012) follows the lives of a monk and a fashion designer in Syria before the current conflict began.

The film has been screened internationally at festivals including Bird's Eye View (London); Siamo Tornati (Italy/UK, 2013) follows the experiences of Gianni, a boxing teacher who has occupied an abandoned government building. This film was funded in part by a Creative Scotland fellowship at the British School at Rome. Waiting for Spring (2012, UK/France) is an Al Jazeera English documentary following Syrian poet Hala Mohammed as she watches events unfold in Syria and was part of the Poets of Protest Series. Yasmin has a PhD in Transdisciplinary Documentary Film from the University of Edinburgh and is co-founder of Reel Arts, an organisation which works with artists in areas in conflict.
646 732-3261

Tickets: $10 (general), $5 for members, seniors and students
(Doors Open at 6:30pm)
http://www.alwanforthearts.org/event/986

Alwan for the Arts | 16 Beaver Street, 4th Floor
(between Broad St. and Broadway)
New York, NY 10004


 

March 18, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

Hong Kong cellist Clara Tsang
Tuesday March 18 at 8 PM
Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall

Hong Kong cellist Clara Tsang will make her NY debut with a recital at Weill, accompanied by pianist Jean Schneider. Program is Cesar Francks Cello Sonata in A Major, and two works by Rachmaninoff - Vocalise and Cello Sonata in G Minor. Presented by the Forever Red Project
.
Tickets: $27
Reservations at 212.247.7800


Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall | 154 West 57 Street (just west of 7th Avenue)


Two More New York Cool Tips:

Reincarnation: The Soul’s Eternal Voyage
March 18th, 2014 7:30-9:00 pm
P.S. 20 Anna Silver Auditorium

webpage: http://www.nycmeditation.org/reincarnation/

Explore the mysteries of the cycle of life, death and rebirth. Long description:
We feel that death is the inexorable end of our journey on earth, yet as much as possible we avoid thinking about it altogether.

In this fascinating presentation, discover the significance of death as a brief respite in the process of our continuous spiritual evolution - the cycle of life, death and rebirth.

Reincarnation: The Soul’s Eternal Voyage is part of the Festival of Meditation and Spirituality taking place in New York City in the month of March.

Admission Free

P.S. 20 Anna Silver Auditorium | 166 Essex Street, New York, NY 10002
Between Houston and Stanton Streets
Lower East Side of Manhattan


Sport and Meditation
March 20th, 2014 7:30-9:30 pm
P.S. 20 Anna Silver Auditorium

webpage: http://www.nycmeditation.org/sport-meditation/

Discover the inner dimension of sport - learn the yogic secrets of amazing athletes!

Discover the inner dimension of sport and learn the yogic secrets of top athletes! Join Guinness World Record holder and ultra long distance running champion Dipali Cunningham for a remarkable evening.

Australian Dipali Cunningham has been running competitively for the last 30 years, and has completed over 100 marathons and 34 multi-day races including two 1,000 mile races. She currently holds the World Record for the women’s open six-day road race, as well as six Australian National Records.

“Guinness Record Breaker of the Decade” Ashrita Furman shares inspiration and insight into how he has set over 513 records by applying meditation techniques and the philosophy of self-transcendence promoted by his spiritual teacher, Sri Chinmoy. Ashrita has captured the public’s imagination by breaking Guinness records under outrageous conditions and in the most exotic places. He currently holds more than 181 records, including the official record for holding the most records!

Sport and Meditation is part of the Festival of Meditation and Spirituality taking place in New York City in the month of March.

Admission Free

P.S. 20 Anna Silver Auditorium | 166 Essex Street, New York, NY 10002
Between Houston and Stanton Streets
Lower East Side of Manhattan


 

March 17, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

ASIA WEEK NEW YORK 2014
WILL KICK INTO HIGH GEAR WITH A RECEPTION
March 17, 2014
THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART

Asia Week New York Association's annual invitation-only evening reception on March 17, 2014, will be held at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, it was announced by Carol Conover, chairman of Asia Week New York.

On this special occasion the Metropolitan Museum will open all of its Asian Art galleries for viewing and offer guests curatorial tours of the major exhibitions on view in the galleries during Asia Week New York Ink Art: Past as Present in Contemporary China, the Met's first Chinese contemporary art exhibition (December 11, 2013-April 7, 2014); The Flowering of Edo Period Painting: Japanese Masterworks from the Feinberg Collection (February 1-September 7, 2014); Tibet and India: New Beginnings (February 8-June 8, 2014); and Small Delights: Chinese Snuff Bottles (July 19, 2013-June 15, 2014).

Also on Friday, March 14, at 5:00 p.m., the Metropolitan Museum will host its Annual Lecture on the Arts of South and Southeast Asia. This year curator John Guy will speak on "Lost Kingdoms: Hindu-Buddhist Sculpture of Early Southeast Asia," in anticipation of the Museum's major spring exhibition of the same title, which will open on April 14.

For a comprehensive listing of the Metropolitan's current and forthcoming exhibitions, please visit the Museum's website www.metmuseum.org

Metropolitan Museum of Art | 1000 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028


Another New York Cool Tip:

Large Likenesses: The Work of Theodora Skipitares
Monday, March 17 | 3pm + 6:30pm
Segal Theatre

Afternoon Screenings: Trilogy: Iphigenia, Odyssey, Helen, Queen of Sparta, followed by The Traveling Players Present the Women of Troy.

Evening Performance + Conversation: An excerpted performance of Skipitares’s upcoming work The Chairs, featuring Judith Malina and others, followed by a conversation with legendary performance artist Martha Wilson.
Join us for an exploration of the inventive and highly theatrical world of artist and director Theodora Skipitares. Trained as a sculptor and theatre designer, Skipitares has been creating personal solo performances since the late 1970’s. Skipitares’ work features realistic, life-size puppet figures who become the performers in large-scale works that include live music, film, video, and documentary texts. Her work has been exhibited widely in the U.S., Europe, and Asia, and most recently at the Whitney Museum. Among her many honors, Skipitares has garnered a UNIMA Citation for Excellence in Puppetry, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Rockefeller Fellowship, and a McKnight Playwriting Fellowship.

Martin Segal Theatre | 365 Fifth Avenue


 

Just Published: Read Frank J. Avella's review of The Bridges of Madison County, which is presently running at Broadway's Gerald Shoenfeld Theatre.


March 16, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

Dark Night Bright Stars: In Concert
Sunday March 16 2:30 pm
La MaMa E.T.C

On Sunday March 16 2:30 La MaMa will have a special event, "Dark Night Bright Stars: In Concert," a new piece being created by Yara Arts Group to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Taras Shevcheko's birth. In1858 the Ukrainian poet Taras Shevchenko was set free after 10 years imprisonment. He met the great African American actor Ira Aldridge and drew his portrait.

Tickets are $15 and $10 for students & seniors. For more information or advance purchase visit: https://web.ovationtix.com or call 212-475-7710

La MaMa E.T.C at First Floor Theatre | 74A East 4th Street
New York, NY 10003
between 2nd Ave and Bowery


 

Another New York Cool Tip:

Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen joins forces with Spuyten Duyvil
March 16th, 2014 8:00PM
Jalopy Theatre in Brooklyn, NY

Promising foot-stomping Americana fusion coupled with virtuosic, award winning Bluegrass, Brooklyn's best venue presents one hot night of music.

Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen and Spuyten Duyvil are two bands rising rapidly through the vibrant Northeast music scene. On March 16th, 2014, they bring stellar musicianship soaring vocals and crackling energy to the Jalopy Theatre in Brooklyn, NY.

http://dirtykitchenband.com | www.spuytenduyvilmusic.com | www.jalopy.biz

TICKETS: $15 @ WWW.JALOPY.BIZ | PROMOTIONAL TICKETS AVAILABLE

THE JALOPY THEATRE | 315 COLUMBIA STREET BROOKLYN, NY
(718) 395 3214




March 16, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

SUPER SABADO: arteXplorers
Saturday, March 15, 2014
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
El Museo del Barrio


Bring your family and explore the world with new eyes and ears! Join us for art-making, storytelling, and dance, as we explore the origins of cultures and traditions of today.

Admission: Free

El Museo del Barrio | 1230 Fifth Avenue | New York | NY | 10029


Another New York Cool Tip:
Tribute to Jerry Schatzberg
Puzzle of a Downfall Child
Saturday, March 15 at 7:30pm
Tinker Auditorium | FIAF

Co-presented with A Shaded View on Fashion Film (ASVOFF) in partnership with Kering

Jerry Schatzberg, 1970. Color. 105 min.
With Faye Dunaway, Barry Primus, Viveca Lindfors
In English

In honor of acclaimed fashion photographer and filmmaker Jerry Schatzberg, FIAF and ASVOFF in partnership with Kering are thrilled to present a special screening of Schatzberg’s debut feature. Puzzle of a Downfall Child stars Faye Dunaway as Lou Andreas Sand, a former fashion model who retreats to her beach house after a mental breakdown. Schatzberg had been inspired by a long conversation with his friend, the top model Anne Saint Marie who was in the depths of depression after the decline of her own career as a model. The film served as a watershed moment for Schatzberg who then put aside his work in fashion photography to pursue a lifelong career in cinema. Puzzle of a Downfall Child was nominated for the 1971 Golden Globe for Best Actress. Thirty years later it opened the Cannes Film Festival where organizers paid homage to the director.

Following the screening, there will be a Q&A with director Jerry Schatzberg and fashion critic Diane Pernet.


French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF) | 22 East 60th Street
New York, NY 10022


Another New York Cool Tip:

EAST OF THE ELBE: Telemann'sVolksmusic
Saturday, March 15th at 7:30 PM
First Church of Christ, Scientist, Central Park West at 68thStreet

EARLY MUSIC NEW YORK
FREDERICK RENZ - DIRECTOR
39th SEASON - 2013-2014

Tickets: $75.00 /pair for both spring events (March 15 & May 3)
$40.00 single reserved
$20.00 student (w/valid ID, available at door, day of)

Ticket Info: 1) Phone: (212) 280-0330,
2) On-line: www.EarlyMusicNY.org ,
3) At the door, ½-hour before the performance.
Group discounts available by telephone. All major credit cards accepted.


First Church of Christ, Scientist, Central Park West at 68thStreet


 

March 15, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

4CHAMBERS
Thursdays at 6:30pm & 8:00 pm
Fridays & Saturdays at 7pm and 8:30pm.
January 22 - March 22
Now through March 22
Arts@Renaissance in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Jody Oberfelder Projects invites audiences to experience their hearts from the inside out with 4CHAMBERS. Created, directed and choreographed by Jody Oberfelder, this immersive blend of dance, theater, film and visual installation at Brooklyn's Arts@Renaissance. 4CHAMBERS is a sensorial journey into the human heart. The performance space is transformed into an intimate environment with corridors that function as arteries and veins leading to four discrete performance chambers. Guided by six cast members, an audience of 12 circulates through the space, monitoring their own hearts throughout this interactive multimedia performance.

4CHAMBERS runs January 22 - March 22, Thursdays at 6:30pm & 8:00 pm; Fridays & Saturdays at 7pm and 8:30pm. Performances take place at Arts@Renaissance, located at the Garden Level of the former Greenpoint Hospital, 2 Kingsland Ave (just off the Graham Avenue L stop in Greenpoint, Brooklyn). Tickets for each performance are $75 with a 2 for one special through Feb. 28th (code: vday) Student tickets and buyout group sales available. Contact dana@jodyoberfelder.com Tickets available on https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/cal/507

Arts@Renaissance | Garden Level of the former Greenpoint Hospital
2 Kingsland Ave
Just off the Graham Avenue L stop in Greenpoint, Brooklyn)


 

March 14, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) and Kering Present
U.S. Premiere
A Shaded View on Fashion Film Festival (ASVOFF)
Friday, March 14 at 7:30pm

Special Screening
Tribute to Jerry Schatzberg: Puzzle of a Downfall Child
Saturday, March 15 at 7:30pm

Related Events

The Pop-Up [Ethical] Sweatshop
&
Jessica Sofia Mitrani: Headpieces for Peace
Friday, March 14 from 6–7:30pm

This March, the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF), New York’s premiere French cultural center, in partnership with Kering, is thrilled to launch its acclaimed annual program Fashion at FIAF with a special weekend of events celebrating the convergence of film, art, and fashion.

On Friday, March 14, at 7:30pm, FIAF will welcome legendary fashion journalist and blogger Diane Pernet for the U.S. Premiere of A Shaded View on Fashion Film (ASVOFF), the first international festival of films dedicated to fashion, style, and beauty, at Florence Gould Hall. The exclusive screening will feature twelve of the most arresting films to have screened at the festival, and will be followed by a Q&A with special guests, directors Mike Figgis (Leaving Las Vegas) and Jerry Schatzberg (Scarecrow), moderated by Andréa Marcucci, Founder and CEO of Maag Dretti “LASTLOOK.”

Before the screening, guests can view Headpieces for Peace, Jessica Sofia Mitrani’s award-winning, wry examination of fashion, politics, and feminism in the FIAF Gallery, and The Pop-Up [Ethical] Sweatshop in the Lobby from 6–7:30pm.

The celebration continues on Saturday, March 15 at 7:30 with a Special Screening of Puzzle of a Downfall Child, director and photographer Jerry Schatzberg’s Golden Globe-nominated debut feature starring Faye Dunaway, in FIAF’s Tinker Auditorium. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the director.

“This year, we are very proud to welcome international style icon Diane Pernet who will be presenting A Shaded View On Fashion Film (ASVOFF), Paris’s first annual fashion film festival, now in its sixth edition,” said Christine de Lassus, Guest Curator of Fashion at FIAF. “Diane's integrity, her unwavering vision, and her passion for cinema and fashion have given her a unique voice and won her the acclaim of some of the most celebrated film directors, artists, and creative designers.”

FIAF | Gallery & Lobby | 22 East 60th Street
Tinker Auditorium & Florence Gould Hall; 55 East 59th Street


 

March 13, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

17th New York Sephardic Jewish Film Festival
March 13-20, 2014
from 3:00 p.m through 11p.m.
Center for Jewish History

The American Sephardi Federation presents the17th New York Sephardic Jewish Film Festival, the only annual festival of its kind. A banquet for filmgoers, this year’s festival will feature world renowned singer Enrico Macias on opening night, productions from France, Israel, Greece, Austria, and Spain. Rarely seen in the United States, the 16 films will share unforgettable stories of Bukhari, Iraqi, Iranian, Moroccan, Algerian, Greek and Spanish Jews, along with a timely spotlight on the bifurcated lives of Jews displaced from their ruptured Arab homelands. The festival will also feature Israeli filmmakers Duki Dror (Shadow in Baghdad), and Yitzhak Halutzi (Breaking the Wall), who have been invited to introduce their films and lead a Q&A after each screening, along with other filmmakers, prominent scholars and critics. For full schedule and ticket information please visit:.www.sephardicfilmfest.org

Tickets: general admission $13, $10 Students and seniors, $9 ASF, CJH and YUM members. For more information about festival packages or advance ticket purchase visit www.sephardifilmfest.org or call 212-294-8350 x 4

Center for Jewish History | 15 west 16th Street New York City, NY 10011


 

March 12, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

ID Pop Shop
March 10 - 16
10:30am - 7:30pm Daily
Chelsea Market, 75 9th Avenue
Between 15th Street and 16th Street

ID POP SHOP, the popular independent designer shopping experience in New York City is making a fashionable return in March with Spring’s latest fashion collections. Thoughtfully curated by designer-entrepreneurs Barbara Wilkinson and Raoul Calleja, ID Pop Shop is a shopping destination for aficionados of high quality, Made-In-NYC jewelry, apparel, accessories, and art.

Free Admission

www.facebook.com/IDPopShop

Chelsea Market | 75 9th Avenue
Between 15th Street and 16th Street


 

March 11, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

Remastered and Restored: Treasures of French Cinema
Tuesdays March 4th -18th @ 7:30PM
French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF)

As part of the inaugural season of its new CinéSalon program, the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) is thrilled to continue its series Remastered and Restored: Treasures of French Cinema in March with the following screenings:

· Two Men in Manhattan, dir. Jean-Pierre Melville on Tuesday, March 4 • Digitally Remastered • 7:30 screening introduced by film critic, writer, and poet Phillip Lopate

· Chocolat, dir. Claire Denis on Tuesday, March 11 • New 35 mm print • 7:30 screening introduced by Mahen Bonetti, Founder and Executive Director of the New York African Film Festival

· The Truth, dir. Henri-Georges Clouzot on Tuesday, March 18 • Archival Print • 7:30 screening introduced by Kathryn Bonomi, Film Programmer at the Jacob Burns Film Center

In the spirit of French ciné-clubs and literary salons, FIAF’s new CinéSalon pairs an engaging film with a post-screening wine reception. Films are shown Tuesdays at 4 and 7:30pm, and every screening is followed by a get-together with a complimentary glass of wine. Each 7:30 screening will be thoughtfully introduced by a high-profile personality in the arts.

With a special focus on new prints and digital restorations, Remastered and Restored pays tribute to the work of archivists and independent distributors dedicated to preserving great French films and ensuring that these masterpieces are available for generations to enjoy. From Max Ophüls to Jacques Demy, the series features a selection of beloved classics as well as some rarely shown gems.


Admission:
$13; $7 students; Free for FIAF Members

Tickets:
fiaf.org | 800 982 2787

Information:
fiaf.org | 212 355 6160

Transportation:
Subway - 4, 5, 6, N, R and Q to 59th Street & Lexington Avenue;
F to 63rd Street & Lexington Avenue; E to 53rd Street & 5th Avenue
Bus - M1, M2, M3, M4, Q31 to 59th Street; M5 to 58th Street

French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF) |55 East 59th Street
Between Park and Madison Avenues
Twitter: FIAFNY


 

March 10, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

Carmina Burana and Music in Celebration of International Women’s Day
Monday, March 10, 2014 at 7:00 PM
Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center

Vance George, Conductor Laureate
Carl Orff: Carmina Burana

Hilary Apfelstadt, Conductor Laureate
Music for Women’s Voices
Featuring Distinguished Concerts Orchestra and Distinguished Concerts Singers International
SAVE 50% on Tickets with Discount Code “DCIWEB”
Tickets: $20 - $100
On Sale Now!
Call CenterCharge at (212) 721-6500, or visit www.lincolncenter.org

Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center | 10 Lincoln Square #132, New York, NY


 

March 9, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

Sunday at Daniel
Sunday, March 9, 2014
5:30 PM: Cocktail reception and silent auction
6:30 PM: Seated dinner and live auction
DANIEL

Citymeals-on-Wheels Board of Directors Co-President Chef Daniel Boulud will continue his long-time support of Citymeals-on-Wheels with his famed Sunday Dinner at DANIEL. The organization prepares and delivers weekend, holiday and emergency meals for 18,000 homebound elderly New Yorkers. This year, Boulud will be joined in the kitchen by Chef Régis Marcon, a 1995 winner of the world-renowned Bocuse d’Or culinary competition and co-owner of Hôtel et Restaurant Régis et Jacques Marcon. The three Michelin-starred Chef Marcon is also the current president of Bocuse d’Or France. This year’s theme will be “Burgundy, Black Truffles and Blue Jeans.”

One hundred and fifty privileged guests will indulge at three Michelin-starred DANIEL, one of New York’s most elegant dining destinations, as they are served a splendid late winter menu celebrating black truffles. The dinner will be paired with fine red and white Burgundy vintages chosen by Head Sommelier at DANIEL Raj Vaidya.

The evening will include silent and live auctions of rare and large format wines, specialty gourmet selections and one-of-a-kind travel and dining experiences. Attire is “Sunday chic—blue jeans encouraged!” Official sponsors are American Airlines and FIJI Water. Sponsorship opportunities are available.

TICKETS: To purchase tickets or donate an auction item(s), contact the Citymeals-on-Wheels Special Events Department at jane@citymeals.org or 212-687-1290. For sponsorship inquiries, please contact Robyn Stein, Director of Partnerships & Events, at 212-687-1290.

Individual Tickets: $1,400
Gourmand Tickets: $2,500 (Includes a pre-dinner tour of the DANIEL kitchen)
Gourmand Tables for ten guests: $25,000 (Includes a pre-dinner tour of the DANIEL kitchen)
The non-tax-deductible portion of each seat is $100. One hundred percent of ticket and auction proceeds will support Citymeals in its mission to prepare and deliver nutritious meals to homebound elderly New Yorkers.

DANIEL | 60 East 65 Street, New York City 10065 www.danielnyc.com


Another New York Cool Tip:

17th Annual NYC Tattoo Convention
Friday March 7, 2014 from 4pm to Midnight
Saturday March 8th, 2014 from Noon to Midnight
Sunday March 9th, 2014 from Noon to 8pm
Roseland Ballroom

On March 7th, 8th, & 9th, 2014 the 17th annual New York City Tattoo Convention will feature over eighty tattoo artists from around the world as well as piercing professionals, cool merchandise vendors, live stage entertainment, and tattoo contests at the historic Roseland Ballroom in the heart of New York City’s Times Square. Don’t miss this year’s show and the always exciting alternative Sideshow Acts and Tattoo Contests. All ages are welcome to attend.

For more information visit us at: www.nyctattooconvention.com or www.facebook.com/NYCTattooConvention

Roseland Ballroom | 239 W. 52nd Street
New York, NY 10019


 

March 8, 2014

Action! French and American Women Directors
March 8 at 7pm
FIAF’s Florence Gould Hall

As part of Rendez-Vous with French Cinema 2014, the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF), New York’s premiere French cultural center, in partnership with uniFrance Films and New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT), is thrilled to present Action! French and American Women Directors, a film screening and panel discussion on Saturday, March 8 at 7pm in FIAF’s Florence Gould Hall.

In celebration of International Women's Day, the evening honors women filmmakers on both sides of the Atlantic, beginning with a screening of CINEAST(E)S, a documentary by Julie Gayet and Mathieu Busson exploring the role of women in film from the perspective of 20 acclaimed French women directors.

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with both French and American women directors exploring the underrepresentation of women in film. Panelists include Stacie Passon (Concussion), Katell Quillévéré (Suzanne), Axelle Ropert (Miss and the Doctors), Ry Russo-Young (Nobody Walks), Justine Triet (Age of Panic), and Rebecca Zlotowski (Grand Central). The panel will be moderated by Isabelle Giordano, Executive Director of uniFrance Films.

Discussion is in English.

Tickets:
fiaf.org | 800 982 2787

Information:
fiaf.org | 212 355 6160

Transportation:
Subway - 4, 5, 6, N, R and Q to 59th Street & Lexington Avenue;
F to 63rd Street & Lexington Avenue

Bus - M1, M2, M3, M4, Q31 to 59th Street; M5 to 58th Street

French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF) | 22 East 60th Street


March 7, 2014

Just Published: Read Frank J. Avella's review of Wes Anderson’s
The Grand Budapest Hotel
which opens today, Friday, March 7, 2014.

March 6, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

4CHAMBERS
Thursdays at 6:30pm & 8:00 pm
Fridays & Saturdays at 7pm and 8:30pm.
January 22 - March 22
Now through March 22
Arts@Renaissance in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Jody Oberfelder Projects invites audiences to experience their hearts from the inside out with 4CHAMBERS. Created, directed and choreographed by Jody Oberfelder, this immersive blend of dance, theater, film and visual installation at Brooklyn's Arts@Renaissance. 4CHAMBERS is a sensorial journey into the human heart. The performance space is transformed into an intimate environment with corridors that function as arteries and veins leading to four discrete performance chambers. Guided by six cast members, an audience of 12 circulates through the space, monitoring their own hearts throughout this interactive multimedia performance.

4CHAMBERS runs January 22 - March 22, Thursdays at 6:30pm & 8:00 pm; Fridays & Saturdays at 7pm and 8:30pm. Performances take place at Arts@Renaissance, located at the Garden Level of the former Greenpoint Hospital, 2 Kingsland Ave (just off the Graham Avenue L stop in Greenpoint, Brooklyn). Tickets for each performance are $75 with a 2 for one special through Feb. 28th (code: vday) Student tickets and buyout group sales available. Contact dana@jodyoberfelder.com Tickets available on https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/cal/507

Arts@Renaissance | Garden Level of the former Greenpoint Hospital
2 Kingsland Ave
Just off the Graham Avenue L stop in Greenpoint, Brooklyn)


 

March 5, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

Golden Girls Musical Parody Returns
THANK YOU FOR BEING A FRIEND
Wednesdays at 7pm.
January 8 - March 28
The Laurie Beechman Theater


After sold out runs in 2009 & 2010, THANK YOU FOR BEING A FRIEND returns for its third limited-run engagement. This unauthorized musical parody inspired by the beloved TV sitcom “The Golden Girls,” features book by Nick Brennan (who also directs), music by Jeff Thomson, and lyrics by Luke Jones and Cisco Cardenas. A 6-week limited engagement begins January 8 at Laurie Beechman Theater.

In THANK YOU FOR BEING A FRIEND four women over 60 (Blanchette, the varicose-veined vixen; Dorthea, the brainy ball-buster; Roz, the lovable airhead; and Sophie, the wisecracking spitfire) are spending their golden years together in a wicker-filled bungalow in Miami. But when gay pop superstar Ricky Martin moves next door, his loud outdoor sex parties keep the quartet of cheesecake-loving retirees awake. The solution pits the gays against the girls at the annual Shady Oaks Retirement Home Talent Show: if the women win, then no more sex parties; if the gays garner top prize, the sassy seniors must serve as the party's clean-up crew. Singing, dancing and hilarity ensues!

Tickets are $20, plus $15 food/drink minimum, available at 212-352-3101 or www.SpinCycleNTYC.com.

The Laurie Beechman Theater |Inside West Bank Cafe | 407 West 42nd Street
At Ninth Avenue
Aaccessible from the A,C,E,N,R,V,F,1,2,3 trains at 42nd Street).


 

March 4, 2014

New York Cool Tip:



Terracotta Daughters
Tuesday March 4th @ 7PM
French Institute Alliance Francaise

The French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF), New York’s premiere French cultural center, is thrilled to welcome New York-based French multimedia artist Prune Nourry for a Special Screening of her documentary about Terracotta Daughters, her recent large-scale project on Tuesday, March 4 at 7pm in FIAF’s Le Skyroom. Join Nourry and Chien Chung (Didi) Pei, Chair of the Board of Trustees of China Institute, for the screening and the exciting conversation to follow.

For Terracotta Daughters, Nourry explored gender preference in China. Inspired by the iconic Terracotta Soldiers, Prune worked with Chinese artisans to sculpt an army of 108 life-size female sculptures using the same techniques employed to create the original warriors over 2,000 years ago.

As part of The Armory Arts Week’s Uptown & Museum Mile Day, discover the intricate craftsmanship that went into this monumental project with a preview of her documentary to be released in 2015. During a Q&A with Prune following the film, learn more about the project and the upcoming tour in Paris, Zurich, and Mexico City, as well as at FIAF for Crossing the Line 2014.

Talk is in English

For more information about the screening, please visit: www.fiaf.org/events/winter2014/2014-03-04-nourry.shtml

FIAF, Le Skyroom | 22 East 60th Street
New York, NY 10022



March 3, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

Alexander Chapan's
The Will
February 28 through March 13
7pm and 9pm
Cinema Village


ChapanWorks is pleased to announce the world premiere of a new thriller The Will on February 28, 2014 at the Cinema Village in New York City. Written and directed by Alexander Chapan, The Will is a tale of greed, lust and betrayal that unfolds in a dark and surreal landscape. Alexander Chapan's screenplay combines the classic elements of the thriller genre with a unique and provocative point of view. The brilliant ensemble cast features Susan Porro, Alex Montaldo, Beth Hallo and Don Scime. The opening night screening will be held on Friday, February, 28th at 7pm.Screenings will continue twice daily through Thursday, March 13th.

Tickets are $11.00 and are available at www.cinemavillage.com


Cinema Village | 22 East 12th Street
Between 5th Avenue and University Place



 

Another New York Cool Tip:

The School of American Ballet announces
2014 WINTER BALL:
Celebrating SAB's 80th Anniversary
Monday, March 3, 2014
David H. Koch Theater

The School of American Ballet announces the 2014 Winter Ball at Lincoln Center's David H. Koch Theater on Monday, March 3, 2014, sponsored for the seventh consecutive year by legendary French Maison Van Cleef & Arpels. Cocktails begin at 7pm and dinner will commence at 8pm, followed by The Encore dessert and dancing at 9pm. Attire is black tie. To purchase tickets, a table, or for more information, please contact Natalie Schweizer at nschweizer@sab.org or (212) 769-6610.

This glamorous annual dinner dance is attended by 500 patrons, including the School's board members and alumni as well as leaders from the New York corporate and social communities.

A highlight of the evening includes a one-time-only performance by the advanced students of The School of American Ballet choreographed by Silas Farley, selected for the second consecutive year by Peter Martins, Artistic Director and Chairman of Faculty for the School of American Ballet.

The proceeds from this event enable SAB to distribute $1.8 million annually in student scholarships and support the School's renowned faculty and state-of-the-art facilities at Lincoln Center.

This year's event will be a Starry Night celebrating SAB's 80 years of dedication to the field of ballet, as attendees toast the School's good fortune at this momentous anniversary. Ron Wendt Design will create another unforgettable atmosphere for the event.

For the seventh consecutive year, Van Cleef & Arpels is the lead corporate sponsor of the gala. This partnership salutes the storied friendship between SAB's founder George Balanchine and Van Cleef & Arpels founder Claude Arpels.

The Encore is the Winter Ball after-party. Following dinner, 200 of the city's most sophisticated philanthropic young professionals join the Winter Ball for dancing and dessert. Dinner tickets include admission to The Encore and after-party-only tickets are also available.

The event is led by Chairmen Diana DiMenna, Julia Koch, and Serena Lese; and Young Patron Chairmen Noreen Ahmad, Amanda Brotman and Chelsea Zalopany.

To purchase tickets, a table, or for more information, please contact Natalie Schweizer at nschweizer@sab.org or (212) 769-6610.

Lincoln Center's David H. Koch Theater | 20 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023


 

March 2, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

Cinderella
Saturday March 1st and Sunday March 2nd. 11AM, 1PM, 3:30PM
Florence Gould Hall


With a Dancing Clock, wacky Stepsisters and everyone's favorite princess, New York Theatre Ballet's production of "Cinderella" features choreography by Donald Mahler, costumes by Metropolitan Opera's Resident Costume Designer, Sylvia Taalsohn Nolan and sets by Gillian Bradshaw Smith. Cinderella's Ball will follow the 3:30pm performance on March 2 in Gould Hall's Tinker Auditorium. Children will get the chance to waltz with their favorite Cinderella character, play games, win prizes, try to find Cinderella's glass slipper and eat great desserts, with wine for the parents. Children are encouraged to wear their favorite Cinderella and Prince Charming outfits. Tickets for Cinderella's Ball are $50 and are available at reservations@nytb.org or 212-679-0401 x5.

Tickets $40 for adults, $35 for children. For more information or advance purchase visit www.nytb.org or call (212) 355-6160.


Florence Gould Hall | 55 E. 59th St.


Another New York Cool Tip:

Captain John Smith Goes to Ukraine
Thursday February 27 - Sunday March 9
La MaMa E.T.C.

La MaMa Experimental Theatre and Yara Arts Group will present "Captain John Smith Goes to Ukraine" February 27 to March 9. This experimental theater work, created by Bob Holman (Bowery Poetry Club), performance artist Susan Hwang, Ukrainian musician Julian Kytasty and director Virlana Tkacz, deals with Capt. Smith's adventures in Eastern Europe circa 1603, where he first met "other" people and gained experience that helped him prepare for dealing with Native Americans as founder of Jamestown.

Everyone knows about Pocahontas, but few are aware that shortly before Smith first sailed for Virginia, he was an adventurer in the Mediterranean and fought against the Ottoman Turks. In 1602, he was captured and sold as a slave. His master, a Turkish nobleman, sent him as a gift to his mistress, who fell in love with him. Taken across the Black Sea, he escaped through what is now Ukraine. He returned to England in 1604 and joined the Virginia Company of London in 1606, setting sail for the New World in 1607. Smith's autobiography, published in 1630, is the primary source for this play. Although the theatre piece is grounded in historical material, the issues raised in "Capt. John Smith Goes to Ukraine" find reflections in todayâ ™s headlines from Kyiv. The show is a comedy/musical/historical epic-in-an hour with three characters. John Smith is played by Bob Holman, founder of Bowery Poetry Club in New York. Susan Hwang, a Korean-American comic/performance artist & accordion player, plays all of Smith's love interests. Julian Kytasty, a legendary Ukrainian traditional musician, provides the sound score. Performed in Ukrainian and English, "Captain John Smith Goes to Ukraine" echoes Smithâ ™s travels across many boundaries. Projections by Volodymyr Klyuzko with Mikhail Shraga include archival discoveries and beautiful engravings by John Payne from the original 1630 edition of Smithâs book, all enlivened with an outrageous a sense of humor.
For more information visit www.lamama.org

General Admission is $18, students & seniors are $13 Box Office: 212-475-7710

La MaMa E.T.C. | 74A East Fourth Street
New York, NY 10003


March 1, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

The Kids Food Festival
Saturday, March 1st 10:00AM – 4:00PM
Sunday, March 2nd 10:00AM – 4:00PM
Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park

The Kids Food Festival, in conjunction with the James Beard Foundation and Upsilon Ventures, is a celebration to educate families about making healthy food choices to help create wholesome lifelong eating habits. The weekend long event will offer a host of family friendly activities including: cooking classes in the James Beard Foundation Future Foodies Pavilion, food demonstrations, live entertainment, The Balanced Plate Scavenger Hunt for kids with goody bag prizes, food sampling, and huge giveaways. Featured chefs include: Aaron McCargo Jr., Candice Kumai, Carla Hall, Carlo’s Bakery, Cricket Azima, Jehangir Mehta, Jessamyn Rodriguez, Kelsey Nixon, Kurt Gutenbrunner, Lucinda Scala Quinn, Mareya Ibrahim, Merlin Verrier, Richie Brandenburg, and Thiago Silva.

The event is free and open to the public for General Admission. Tickets for hands-on cooking classes in the James Beard Foundation Future Foodies Pavilion can be purchased at
http://kidsfoodfestnyc2014.eventbrite.com ($25 per child). For more information visit www.kidsfoodfestival.com.

Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park
40 W. 41st Street, New York, NY 10018
(Between 5th and 6th Avenues)
www.wintervillage.org


Another New York Cool Tip:

American Classical Orchestra Handelfest 2014 Family Concert
Saturday March 1, 2014. 1:30 – 2:30
Blessed Sacrament Church


A concert for all ages with singing & strings, trumpets & drums, horns & "Fireworks"! With the New York City Children's Chorus and soloists Megan Chartrand, John Taylor Ward, and John Theissen. A special LIVE appearance by George Frederic Handel himself!

The ACO will perform: Music for the Royal Fireworks; Arias: The Trumpet Shall Sound, Let the Bright Seraphim, Lascia Ch'io pianga; and Choruses: Lift Up Your Heads and Hallelujah. Visit http://www.americanclassicalorchestra.org/period-instrument-handelfest-2014-family-concert.htm for more information.
Tickets $10. For more information or advance purchase call 212.362.2727 or visit http://www.americanclassicalorchestra.org/period-instrument-handelfest-2014-family-concert.htm.

Blessed Sacrament Church | 152 West 71st Street
71st and Amsterdam


February 28, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

Essie Jain: Film Screening & Performance
Friday, February 28, 2014 8:00 PM (Doors open at 7:30 PM)
THE DIMENNA CENTER FOR CLASSICAL MUSIC
Mary Flagler Cary Hall

PERFORMERS
Essie Jain, singer
Halldór Smárason, piano
Patrick Glynn, guitar
Krista Bennion Feeney, violin
Daire FitzGerald, cello
John Feeney, double bass

On February 28 at 8:00 PM, The DiMenna Center for Classical Music will host the premiere screening of Essie Jain’s film album, All Became Golden, a visual 5.1 surround-sound version of the album conceived by Jain and director Natalie Johns with music arranged by Nico Muhly. The project was recorded at The DiMenna Center in February 2012. Together with its first public screening, Jain will give a live performance with members of Orchestra of St. Luke’s, followed by a conversation with the artist and filmmaker.

Tickets: $25, general admission. To purchase, visit OSLmusic.org or call 212.594.61
0

THE DIMENNA CENTER FOR CLASSICAL MUSIC
Mary Flagler Cary Hall | 450 W 37th Street


 

February 27, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

Jeffrey Milarsky Conducts AXIOM
Thursday, February 27 at 8:00 PM
Alice Tully Hall

Internationally-acclaimed American conductor and Juilliard faculty member Jeffrey Milarsky leads the School’s contemporary music ensemble AXIOM in a program in collaboration with Carnegie Hall’s Vienna: City of Dreams—a three-week citywide festival exploring the performing arts in Europe’s historic cultural capital. Highlighting Austrian composer Georg Friedrich Haas’s Monodie (1998-99), this program also includes works by British composer Oliver Knussen, Dutch composer Louis Andriessen, and American composer David Lang. Photo by Hiroyuki Ito.

FREE tickets available 2/13 at the Juilliard Box Office
www.juilliard.edu/axiom


Alice Tully Hall | 1941 Broadway, NY, NY 10023


Another New York Cool Tip:

Hipster Helicopter Parent Comedy Premieres
BRANCHED
Previews begin February 13
Opening Night Thursday, February 20, 2013
Monday & Thursday - Saturday @ 8:30PM
Aadded performance Weds. March 5 @ 8:30PM
February 13 - March 8
HERE

InViolet will present the World Premiere of BRANCHED, an over-the-top comedy by Erin Mallon. Directed by Robert Ross Parker (Vampire Cowboys), previews begin February 13 at HERE in SoHo. Opening night is slated for Thursday, February 20.

In BRANCHED, the Jenkins-Laurence family of Park Slope lives better than you. They have classical music nights, family connection time, and Mommy and Daddy schedule a vigorous "recreation" session once a week. But after noted empowerment author Tamara Jenkins gives birth to a not-quite human baby, their lives veer in new directions. Her five-year-old son acts out, her husband thinks of straying, and Tamara questions her superior lifestyle. Branched is an outrageous, biting satire with heart that will make you question helicopter parenting, the price of success, and what it means to give your family the best in life.

The box office is open after 5pm on show days or 2 hours before any performance. Tickets are $18, available at 212-352-3101 or www.here.org.

HERE Arts Center | 145 Avenue of Americas at Dominick Street
One block south of Spring Street (accessible from the C,E trains at Spring Street).


February 26, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

Met Museum Presents and GOTHAM CHAMBER OPERA presents
Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda and
I Have No Stories to Tell You
February 26-February 27, 2014 @ 7PM
Metropolitan Museum Galleries

Met Museum Presents and Gotham Chamber Opera presents a double bill co-produced with and staged at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, consisting of Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda by Monteverdi, and a newly commissioned work, I Have No Stories to Tell You, by Gotham Chamber Opera Composer-In-Residence Lembit Beecher, on February 26 and February 27, 2014 at 7pm at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue (at 82nd Street), NYC.

The double bill includes Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda, music by Claudio Monteverdi and I Have No Stories To Tell You (World Premiere), music by Gotham's Composer-in-Residence, Lembit Beecher and libretto by Hannah Moscovitch, commissioned by Gotham Chamber Opera for performance. The creative team consists of Neal Goren, conductor and Robin Guarino, stage director, with set design by Andromache Chalfant and costume design by Gabriel Berry. Featured singers will be mezzo-soprano Beth Clayton and baritone Craig Verm. The cast also includes tenor Samuel Levine, mezzo-soprano Abigail Fischer, soprano Sarah Tucker, and mezzo-soprano Rachel Calloway.

The performances will be staged in two locations in the Museum: Monteverdi's opera will be performed in the Museum's Emma and Georgina Bloomberg Arms and Armor Court, and Beecher's new work will be performed in the Medieval Sculpture Hall. Instruments from the Met's musical instrument collection will be used in the performances.

Tickets, including admission to the museum, are $175, and can be purchased at http://www.metmuseum.org/events/programs/concerts-and-performances/gotham-opera-1.aspx?eid=4162.

For more information, visit www.gothamchamberopera.org.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art | 1000 Fifth Avenue (at 82nd Street), NYC.


 

February 25, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

Galim Dance
Two Events
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Don't miss two special events happening in our studio in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn - located in the 19th-century Church of St. Luke and St. Matthew. This historic landmark features a sprung 40' X 49' wall to wall dance space, cathedral ceiling and stained glass windows designed by Tiffany Studios.

OPEN REHEARSAL| 5 - 6 PM
You'll have the opportunity to get closer to the award winning dancers of Gallim and the rehearsal process of one of our earliest and most popular works, Pupil Suite. Free and open to all | Reserve

MOVEMENT INVENTION LAB| 6:30 - 8 PM
This open-level lab explores movement that encourages mind/body connectivity and the journey to a personal movement language through the play of focused improvisations. $17 / class | Tickets

GALLIM DANCE | c/o The Church of St. Luke and St. Matthew
520 Clinton Ave | Brooklyn, NY 11238-2211
SUBWAY
C/G Clinton - Washington Aves.



February 24, 2014

New York Cool Tip:



February 24 at 7:30pm, New York Events x Imagination in Space x Pop Up Yoga NYC invite you to a Yoga + Silent Dinner Pop Up at EAT Greenpoint. We tried the combination in December, and it turns out the yoga/meditative dinner combo is like Voltron for inner peace. Tix sold out quickly, and even better, when we popped bubbly after dessert to celebrate the experience, everyone at the table was all effervescent smiles and good chat.

GET TIX

Pop Up Yoga NYC Founder Angelica Olstad will lead a 60-minute yoga class with curate tunes that draw on her experience as a classically trained pianist and DJ (Double Voltron). Then EAT Greenpoint Chef Nick Nauman will prepare a silent dinner designed with the palette and body in mind using only local (Upstate), organic ingredients. Nauman’s silent dinners have garnered press from The Wall Street Journal to The Guardian. Prosecco proudly supported by Imagination in Space, who we’re partnering up with on a new dining series called Culinary Expeditions.

YOGA + SILENT DINNER TIX
$65
2/24 at 7:30pm
One-hour yoga session with Pop Up Yoga NYC’s Angelica Olstad
Three-course silent dinner with EAT Greenpoint Chef Nick Nauman

February 24, 7:30 pm
EAT Greenpoint, 124 Meserole Ave
1.5 blocks north of G train at Nassau

MENU

1. Roasted Parsnip Bisque with Toasted Sage

2. Curry Mulled French Lentils With Chili Ghee, Brown Jasmine Rice and Violet Slaw

3. Butternut Pecan Mousse with Shaved Apple and Herbs

4. Prosecco


Another New York Cool Tip:

The Baryshnikov Arts Center presents
Jordi Savall leading Juilliard415
Monday, February 24 at 8:00 PM
Jerome Robbins Theater at Baryshnikov Arts Center

Catalan viol player and early music specialist Jordi Savall returns to Juilliard for his annual appearance with Juilliard415 in a program of Shakespearean suites from Robert Johnson’s The Winter’s Tale and Macbeth, Matthew Locke’s The Tempest, and Henry Purcell’s The Fairy Queen (after A Midsummer Night’s Dream). This program also features German-Argentine violinist Manfredo Kraemer as guest concertmaster and readings from the plays by Juilliard Group 45 actors.

Tickets $35 (orchestra) and $25 (balcony) available online at www.bacnyc.org
www.juilliard.edu/springhistorical

Jerome Robbins Theater | 450 W 37th Street, NY, NY 10018




February 23, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

Ringling Bros. And Barnum & Bailey® Presents Legends

Barclays Center in Brooklyn from February 20 – March 2
Thursday, 2/20 at 7pm
Friday, 2/21 at 3pm and 7pm
Saturday, 2/22 at 11am, 3pm, 7pm
Sunday, 2/23 at 11am, 3pm and 7pm
Tuesday, 2/25 at 7pm
Wednesday, 2/26 at 7pm
Thursday, 2/27 at 10:30am and 7pm
Friday, 2/28 at 7pm
Saturday, 3/1 at 11am, 3pm and 7pm
Sunday, 3/2 at 11am, 3pm and 7pm

Nassau Coliseum from March 5 – 10.
Thursday, 3/6 at 10:30am and 7pm
Friday, 3/7 at 7pm
Saturday, 3/8 at 11am, 3pm and 7pm
Sunday, 3/9 at 11am, 3pm, 7pm
Monday, 3/10 at 7pm

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® is proud to present LEGENDS! Drama, surprise and wonder build the excitement so BIG that it could only be The Greatest Show On Earth®. The brand new show will be in New York from February 20 – March 23, 2014 with shows at Barclays Center in Brooklyn from February 20 – March 2 and Nassau Coliseum on Long Island from March 5 – 10. Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey brings the unbelievable to Children Of All Ages in an all-new show – Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents LEGENDS. Experience unimaginable family fun as amazing performers from around the globe perform awe-inspiring feats of daring, spectacles of strength and thrills of wonder to summon the mythical and the mysterious visions that have only existed in your imagination and now materialize before your eyes: the Unicorn, Pegasus and a Woolly Mammoth! FREE with ticket an hour before show time is the interactive All Access Pre-show. Families can become part of the circus on the arena floor such as learning juggling and balancing skills, meeting performers and the famous Ringling Bros. Clowns, whose side-splitting spoofs, absurd antics and comical parody are guaranteed to keep audiences roaring with laughter before the show even starts! Families will also be amazed as they watch up close one of Ringling Bros. majestic Asian elephant’s paint a one-of-a-kind masterpiece, which is given to one lucky audience member. New this year to Ringling Bros. is the exclusive RINGMASTER’S ZONE! This once-in-a-lifetime family experience will grant exclusive access to a behind-the-scenes look at The Greatest Show On Earth! During this rare opportunity, families will be treated like a circus star, gain access to behind the scenes, meet the most revered circus stars in The Greatest Show On Earth, like the Ringmaster! Plus, get a special family photo on the Ringling Red Carpet with a circus star to commemorate this unforgettable experience! Tickets are limited to only 100 per show and can be combined with any seat level experience.

Tickets for Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents LEGENDS start at $30. Tickets pricing is subject to change based on market demand. All seats are reserved, and tickets are available by calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000. For group rates and information, call 844-844-2121.

Barclays Center | 620 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11217
Nassau Coliseum | 1255 Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale, NY 11553


 

February 22, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

4CHAMBERS
Thursdays at 6:30pm & 8:00 pm
Fridays & Saturdays at 7pm and 8:30pm.
January 22 - March 22
Now through March 22
Arts@Renaissance in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Jody Oberfelder Projects invites audiences to experience their hearts from the inside out with 4CHAMBERS. Created, directed and choreographed by Jody Oberfelder, this immersive blend of dance, theater, film and visual installation at Brooklyn's Arts@Renaissance. 4CHAMBERS is a sensorial journey into the human heart. The performance space is transformed into an intimate environment with corridors that function as arteries and veins leading to four discrete performance chambers. Guided by six cast members, an audience of 12 circulates through the space, monitoring their own hearts throughout this interactive multimedia performance.

4CHAMBERS runs January 22 - March 22, Thursdays at 6:30pm & 8:00 pm; Fridays & Saturdays at 7pm and 8:30pm. Performances take place at Arts@Renaissance, located at the Garden Level of the former Greenpoint Hospital, 2 Kingsland Ave (just off the Graham Avenue L stop in Greenpoint, Brooklyn). Tickets for each performance are $75 with a 2 for one special through Feb. 28th (code: vday) Student tickets and buyout group sales available. Contact dana@jodyoberfelder.com Tickets available on https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/cal/507

Arts@Renaissance | Garden Level of the former Greenpoint Hospital
2 Kingsland Ave
Just off the Graham Avenue L stop in Greenpoint, Brooklyn)


February 21, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

Juilliard Opera presents Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin
Wednesday, February 19 and Friday, February 21 at 8:00 PM
Sunday, February 23 at 2:00 PM
The Juilliard School’s Rosemary and Meredith Willson Theater

Juilliard composer and the youngest assistant conductor in the history of Metropolitan Opera Matthew Aucoin leads Juilliard Opera’s staging of Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin, directed by Mary Birnbaum. Photo: Juilliard Opera, by Nan Melville.

Limited FREE tickets available at the Juilliard Box Office
www.juilliard.edu/onegin


Willson Theater | 155 W 65th Street, 3rd Floor, NY, NY 1 0023


Another New York Cool Tip:

Blind Angels
Thursdays through Saturdays at 8:00 PM, Sundays at 3:00 PM
February 6 to March 2, 2014 (four weeks)
Theater for the New City

"Blind Angels" by Dick Brukenfeld is a nail-biting drama in which a news reporter (inspired by Daniel Pearl) is taken prisoner by a group of cosmopolitan, integrated, successful, secular Muslims who are embarking on a terrorist attack. The twist is, he has long relationships with two of his three "hosts"--one is his ex-fiancee and the other was his college roommate. They are playing an endgame scenario that dwarfs what any small fry terrorist has tried before and they need him to tell their story. Theater for the New City, 155 First Ave., will present the play's world premiere run February 6 to March 2, directed by Melissa Attebery.

Thursdays through Saturdays at 8:00 PM, Sundays at 3:00 PM
$15 general admission, $10 seniors and students
Box office (212) 254-1109, www.theaterforthenewcity.net
Runs :90, critics are invited on or after February 8.

Theater for the New City | 155 First Ave


 

February 20, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

TEAHOUSE PERFORMANCES
Feb. 20-22, 7 PM for pre-show reception; 7:30 PM performance
Chen Dance Center

The warm and welcoming Chen Dance Center announces its annual Lantern Festival, the culminating event of the Lunar New York festivities. The family-friendly teahouse format begins at 7 PM with pre-show activities and refreshments, and is followed at 7:30 PM by a performance by H.T. Chen and Dancers. Program includes an excerpt from H.T.'s new work "South of Gold Mountain," based on the Chinese immigrants that settled in the American south before WWII; along with two romantic duets: "Spring Song," and "Not For All the Rice in China."

Tickets: $15; $10 for students & seniors
Reservations: 212.349.0126


Chen Dance Center | 70 Mulberry St, 2nd floor
Corner of Mulberry & Bayard in NY's Chinatown




February 19, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

Golden Girls Musical Parody Returns
THANK YOU FOR BEING A FRIEND
Wednesdays at 7pm.
January 8 - March 28
The Laurie Beechman Theater


After sold out runs in 2009 & 2010, THANK YOU FOR BEING A FRIEND returns for its third limited-run engagement. This unauthorized musical parody inspired by the beloved TV sitcom “The Golden Girls,” features book by Nick Brennan (who also directs), music by Jeff Thomson, and lyrics by Luke Jones and Cisco Cardenas. A 6-week limited engagement begins January 8 at Laurie Beechman Theater.

In THANK YOU FOR BEING A FRIEND four women over 60 (Blanchette, the varicose-veined vixen; Dorthea, the brainy ball-buster; Roz, the lovable airhead; and Sophie, the wisecracking spitfire) are spending their golden years together in a wicker-filled bungalow in Miami. But when gay pop superstar Ricky Martin moves next door, his loud outdoor sex parties keep the quartet of cheesecake-loving retirees awake. The solution pits the gays against the girls at the annual Shady Oaks Retirement Home Talent Show: if the women win, then no more sex parties; if the gays garner top prize, the sassy seniors must serve as the party's clean-up crew. Singing, dancing and hilarity ensues!

Tickets are $20, plus $15 food/drink minimum, available at 212-352-3101 or www.SpinCycleNTYC.com.

The Laurie Beechman Theater |Inside West Bank Cafe | 407 West 42nd Street
At Ninth Avenue
Aaccessible from the A,C,E,N,R,V,F,1,2,3 trains at 42nd Street).




February 18, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

Farberesque: From Pensive to Provocative
January 30th – February 26th, 2014
Open Monday - Saturday 10am-5pm
Opening Thursday, January 30th 6pm – 8pm
Project 3W57 Presented by Cavalier Gallery

Cavalier Gallery is pleased to announce Farberesque: From Pensive to Provocative a solo show by famed photographer Robert Farber covering over four decades of his extraordinary career. While best known for his work with the nude, the exhibition will feature newly released prints of his classic fashion images, works from his Americana and New York series, as well as a selection of his vintage SX70 Polaroids. Also Included will be a selection of images from a number of his books, including a preview of images from an upcoming new book release. The show will open with an artist reception on Thursday, January 30th from 6pm – 8pm benefiting the National Meningitis Association benefit the National Meningitis

Association with their mission to raise awareness about meningitis, a vaccine-preventable disease hosted by Mr. Farber, Ron Cavalier, gallery owner, with special guest hosts Lynn Bozof, NMA President and NMA Gala Chairs Sara Herbert Galloway & Barry Klarberg, Errol Rappaport and Gary Springer along with Fairweather Magazine's, Alexandra Fairweather and Eric
Goodman.


Project 3W57 Presented by Cavalier Gallery | 3 W 57th Street, 4th Floor,
New York, NY 10019 - 212.570.4696 www.cavaliergalleries.com


 

February 17, 2014

David Miguel Estrada's "Long Time Comin'"
February 13th 6:00pm, 14th 8:00pm, & 17th at 9:30pm
Theatre at St. Clement's


Set in Tennessee, "Long Time Comin'" is the story of two former best friends, Rick and Dan, and their awkward attempt to reconcile their differences after one has run off with the other's wife. Rick, a recovering alcoholic, played by the playwright, drives into town wanting to make amends after having a spiritual awakening in the New Mexico desert. The play stars David, P.S. Feliz, Jill Cook, and Felix Jones, who is making his New York stage debut. Playwright David Miguel Estrada will premiere
"Long Time Comin'," a full-length play that kicks off the 25th Annual Strawberry Theater Festival which The New York Daily News deems
“The American Idol for playwrights.”

Tickets are $25.00 at the door or can be bought for $22.00 online at
http://www.therianttheatre.com or call the box office at (646) 623-3488.


Theatre at St. Clement's | 423 West 46th Street
(Between 9th & 10th Avenues)
Trains: A,C, E, 1, 2, 3, B, D, W, N, Q, R, or W to 42nd St.



February 16, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

Emily C.A. Snyder's
CUPID & PSYCHE: A New Play in Blank Verse
Thu. Feb. 13th thru Sat.
Feb. 15th at 7:30PM
Sat. Feb. 15th & Sun.
Feb. 16th at 2PM
The TBG Theatre

The Turn to Flesh Company will present their inaugural production of CUPID & PSYCHE: A New Play in Blank Verse by Emily C.A. Snyder in honor of Valentine's Day at the Barrow Group Theater from February 13th through 16th. The cast includes James Parenti, Erin Nelson, Laura Hooper, Gwenevere Cisco, Parker Madison, Stan Buturla, Laura Iris Hill, Kelly Laurel Zekas, Patrick Marran and Jon Adam Ross. This modern retelling of Cupid & Psyche, a quintessential lovers myth begins when Aphrodite, Goddess of Love, is infuriated to discover that all men have left her to worship Psyche, a young mortal who disdains love. Incensed both by Psyche's beauty and and her irreverence towards her Aphrodite, determined to take revenge, orders her son cupid to kill her. But once he encounters Psyche, Cupid finds himself in a quandary as he become infatuated by her body...and her soul.

TIX are $20, $25 at the door.

For Tickets: www.smarttix.com or call (212) 868-4444
www.turntoflesh.com


The TBG Theatre | 312 W. 36th Street 3rd Floor
(Between 8th and 9th Aves.)




February 15, 2014

New York Cool Tip:



CHARLIE CHAPLIN: 100 YEARS IN COMEDY FILMS
February 15, 2014, 3pm
Brooklyn Lyceum

February 2014 marks the centennial anniversary of Charlie Chaplin's first movies!

To celebrate this landmark, Trav S.D. will screen Chaplin’s first three films, chat a little about his comedy legacy, and sign copies of his new book Chain of Fools: Silent Comedy and Its Legacies from Nickelodeons to Youtube. The line up includes:

* “MAKING A LIVING” (released February 2, 1914):
Charlie’s first film, made before he discovered his “Little Tramp” character. Chaplin films in which he doesn’t play the Little Fellow are surprisingly plentiful, but for those less acquainted it may come as something a revelation to see him as a fancy dude in kid gloves and a top hat, with an entirely different sort of mustache. Trying hard to fit in with the Keystone house style, Chaplin plays a nasty character who gets a job as a reporter. Much destruction and encounters with the Keystone Kops ensue.

* “KID AUTO RACES AT VENICE” (released February 7, 1914, 100 Years Ago Today!)
This was actually Charlie’s second film as the Little Tramp, although it was released first. This almost content-free little solo jaunt features Chaplin improvising antics at an actual soap box derby (the titular “Kid Auto Races”) in Venice, California.

* “MABEL'S STRANGE PREDICAMENT” (released February 9, 1914):
Amazingly, this was Chaplin’s first film as the Little Tramp. We say “amazing” because he is so good in the movie, reprising his popular drunk turn from the music hall stage, playing a masher who harasses Mabel Normand (the star of the film) at a hotel. This early short holds up surprisingly well.
Admission $5

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT IS EXTREMELY KID FRIENDLY!!! WE WILL BE VERY SAD IF WE DON'T SEE SOME KIDS THERE!!!!!
CHARLIE CHAPLIN: 100 YEARS IN COMEDY FILMS

Admission $5


Brooklyn Lyceum | 227 Fourth Avenue, Brooklyn (BrooklynLyceum.com)
(Take the R Train to Union Street/ 4th Avenue. The Brooklyn Lyceum is right outside the exit)


Another New York Cool Tip:

RIOULT Dance NY
Celebrates 20th Anniversary
Friday, February 14, 2014 - 8pm
Saturday, February 15, 2014 - 8pm
92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center

RIOULT Dance NY, a leading American modern dance company with a classic sensibility, kicks off a year-long celebration of its 20th anniversary with performances on February 14-15, 2014 at 8pm at the 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center (92nd Street and Lexington Avenue, NYC).

Tickets are $20 and are available at www.92Y.org/dance or 212.415.5500.

Tickets: $20 for performance
92Y Box Office: 1395 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10128
Sun-Thu: 12 pm-8 pm, Fri: 12-5pm
Phone: 212.415.5500
Online: http://www.92y.org/Event/Rioult-Dance-NY.aspx


92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center | Corner of 92nd Street and Lexington Avenue


February 14, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

Chamber Orchestra of New York Presents
The Italian Baroque
Thursday, February 13 – 7:30 PM
Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall


The Chamber Orchestra of New York, Salvatore Di Vittorio, Music Director, will present The Italian Baroque, a concert on Thursday, February 13 – 7:30 PM at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, 57th Street at Seventh Avenue in Manhattan.

CONY will perform the U.S. Premiere of Alessandro Scarlatti's recently restored Harpsichord Concerto No.3, along with Vivaldi’s Lute Concerto in D, Corelli's Concerto Grosso No. 9 and "Summer" from Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons.

Guest artists will be guitarist Robert Belinic, harpsichordist Aymeric Dupré la Tour and violinist Daniel Khalikov of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. More about this concert at http://www.chamberorchestraofnewyork.org/concert_season_TheItalianBaroque.html.

Tickets are $40 and $30 general admission and can be purchased online at http://www.carnegiehall.org/Calendar/2014/2/13/0730/PM/Chamber-
Orchestra-of-New-York/, by calling CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800 or visiting the box office at 57th Street and 7th Avenue.

Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall | 57th Street at Seventh Avenue in Manhattan
URL: http://www.chamberorchestraofnewyork.org/


February 11, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

James Levine Conducts A Concert of Comic Operas
Tuesday, February 11 and Friday, February 14 at 8:00 PM
Sunday, February 16 at 2:00 PM
The Juilliard School’s Peter Jay Sharp Theater

Internationally renowned conductor James Levine leads singers from the Metropolitan Opera Lindemann Young Artist Development Program and The Juilliard School’s Ellen and James S. Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts in their fourth collaboration, A Concert of Comic Operas, featuring the first act of Mozart’s Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail, Stravinsky’s Mavra, the first scene from act I of Berlioz’s Benvenuto Cellini, and the second part of act I of Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore.

Tickets $40 (orchestra level) and $30 (mezzanine level) available at the Juilliard Box Office or online at www.juilliard.edu/metjuilliard
www.juilliard.edu/metjuilliard


Peter Jay Sharp Theater | 155 W 65th Street, Street Level


 

February 10, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

ACTIONS & INTENT:
DOCUMENTATIONS IN PERFORMANCE
February 7–28, 2014
Gallery Hours
Monday - Friday: 12 - 5pm and by appointment
Nars Foundation

The New York Art Residency & Studios (NARS) Foundation is delighted to announce the opening of Actions & Intent: Documentations in Performance, a group exhibition curated by Peter Gynd.

Performance art, although ephemeral by its design, exists as an object through its method of documentation. This archive becomes not only a record of an event or action, but serves as the primary means for relaying the intent of the work. Expectations of engagement by the viewer post-performance, thus become dictated by the media through which the works are presented, serving to make the record fundamental in establishing the future experience of the work.

With an interest in exploring how modes of production and documentation in performance affect the consumption and engagement with the work, Actions and Intent: Documentations in Performance comprises a selection of artists operating within a performative practice and presents their work through the multiple channels of its reproduction and record.

Working in varied media, from performance for photo and video, to live durational action, to digital production for the web, the artists acknowledge documentation as an often unreliable archive and incorporate the modes of record into the conception of the works. Thus, the often highly visible boundary between performance performed and its documentation is blurred, inverted or denied, making the process of documenting live work its own legitimate and uniquely active artwork, existing independently from the live actions, yet connected through the same foundational intent.


Participating Artists: Katrina Chamberlin, Hope Esser, Katya Grokhovsky,
Kyoung Eun Kang, Jeremy Olson, and Leah Schrager

NARS Foundation | 201 46th Street 4th floor, Brooklyn, NY 11220
www.narsfoundation.orgPLEASE NOTE: R train is not running between Manhattan and Brooklyn.
For alternate service to NARS Foundation, take the B/D/N/Q/2/3/4/5
to Atlantic Ave/Barclay Center and transfer to the R train to 45th St.


 

February 9, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

TNC PRESENTS THUNDERBIRD AMERICAN INDIAN DANCERS' ANNUAL DANCE CONCERT AND POW-WOW
January 31 to February 9, 2014
Fridays at 8:00 pm; Saturdays at 3:00 pm and 8:00 pm, Sundays at 3:00 pm
Theater for the New City

A Pow-Wow is more than just a spectator event: it is a joyous reunion for native peoples nationwide and an opportunity for the non-Indian community to voyage into the philosophy and beauty of Native culture. Traditionally a gathering and sharing of events, Pow-Wows have come to include spectacular dance competitions, exhibitions, and enjoyment of traditional foods. Highlights will include Storytelling by Matoka Eagle (Santo Domingo, Tewa), a Hoop Dance by Marie Ponce (Cherokee), a Buffalo Dance (from the Hopi people), a Grass Dance and Jingle Dress Dance (from the Northern Plains people), a Stomp Dance (from the Southeastern tribes), and a Shawl Dance (from the Oklahoma tribes). In the final section of the program, the audience will be invited to join in the Round Dance, a friendship dance. Matinees are kids' days, when children under twelve accompanied by a ticket-bearing adult are admitted for $1.00 (adults $10). At the conclusion of these matinees, young audience members are welcome to the stage to be photographed with the dancers.

$10 general admission to all evening shows, whose running time is 2 hours
MATINEES ARE KIDS' DAYS: At all matinee performances, children under twelve accompanied by a ticket-bearing adult are admitted for $1.00 (adults $10). Running time 1 hr. 30 min.
Box office/audience info (212) 254-1109. Online ticketing available at www.theaterforthenewcity.net


Theater for the New City | 155 First Avenue (at Tenth Street).



February 8, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

Ballet Hispanico
February 8 @ 8PM
February 9 @ 3PM
Goldstein Theater at Queens College

Ballet Hispanico, the foremost dance company representative of Hispanic culture in the United States, was founded in 1970 and has performed for nearly 3 million people in 11 different countries on 3 continents. Led by Artistic Director, Eduardo Vilaro, their powerful performances feature a repertory of over 100 works by the leading choreographers of our time as well as emerging artists. By fusing Latin dance with contemporary techniques, Ballet Hispanico creates a new style of concert dance in which theatricality and passion propel every move. Ballet Hispanico's impact extends beyond the stage with their school of dance and their education and outreach programs which provide young Latinos a well-rounded understanding of their cultural heritage through the joy of dance. Ballet Hispanico will bring four powerful works to the stage at Kupferberg Center for the Arts, including two pieces by celebrated choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa.

Saturday, February 8 at 8:00 PM and Sunday, February 9 at 3:00 PM. Ticket Prices: $29.00 and $49.00. Tickets for Ballet Hispanico and all Kupferberg Presents performances are on sale now and available online at www.KupferbergPresents.org or at the Kupferberg Center for the Arts' Colden Auditorium Box Office in Colden Auditorium on the campus of Queens College (65-30 Kissena Boulevard, Flushing, NY).

Goldstein Theater at Queens College | 65-30 Kissena Blvd, Flushing, NY 11367




February 7, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

Push The Night w/ Brad Miller
Friday February 7th Doors at 10pm | 21+
Tim Robert, Terron Darby
Cielo NYC

Push The Night explores the deeper and stronger sides of electronic music through its signature style of rhythm, energy, and melody. Bringing out the best of the underground, the party provides a distinctly open atmosphere for those who seek more from their nightlife. Tonight featuring a headlining set by Brad Miller, along with Terron Darby of Playdate opening and a closing by Tim Robert of Arclight.

$5 before midnight and $10 after with email RSVP to info@djbradmiller.com

Flyer: http://www.djbradmiller.com/images/020714cielo.jpg
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/581861115239719
Resident Advisor: http://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?554945

Cielo | 18 Little W 12th St, NYC
http://www.soundcloud.com/djbradmiller
http://www.soundcloud.com/terrondarby
http://www.soundcloud.com/timrobert
http://www.cieloclub.com


 

 


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February 5, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

CELIA: THE QUEEN
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 7:00pm - 9:00pm
El Teatro @ El Museo



Celia: The Queen, by Joe Cardona, is a loving look at the amazing life and legacy of a woman whose voice symbolized the soul of a nation and captured the hearts of fans worldwide. Immediately following the film, join us for a panel discussion with Producer, Joe Cardona; Hair Stylist Ruth Sanchez; and Poet Felipe Luciano. Moderated by Dr. Marta Moreno Vega.

Admission: FREE, RSVP
Reservations

El Museo del Barrio | 1230 Fifth Avenue | New York | NY | 10029


Another New York Cool Tip:

Brian Watkins’
My Daughter Keeps Our Hammer
Previews begin January 15
Wednesday – Sunday at 7pm.
January 15 - February 15
The Flea Theater

The Flea Theater presents the World Premiere of Brian Watkins’ My Daughter Keeps Our Hammer. It will be directed by Flea Resident Director Danya Taymor (I Hate Mexicans) featuring members of The Bats, the resident acting company at The Flea. Previews begin January 15 with opening slated for January 25.

My Daughter Keeps Our Hammer follows two estranged sisters, one needy mother and one intolerable sheep. Stuck in a forgotten prairie town, clashing sisters Sarah and Hannah unite when they attempt to housebreak mom’s beloved sheep, Vicky, the lone survivor of the family’s former flock. But family secrets make bad shepherds. And the sisters must choose: reconcile their past or sacrifice their future.

Both Artistic Director Jim Simpson and Producing Director Carol Ostrow are enamored of the playwright Brian Watkin’s voice. Says Ostrow, “we haven’t heard the howls of the prairie – that vast expanse of America – since the early days of Sam Shepard. Watkins is an original and he is a real find.”

The production stars Hannah Finn (Sarah Flood in Salem Mass), Katherine Folk-Sullivan (Mary-Kate Olsen is in Love, These Seven Sicknesses), Layla Khoshnoudi (Job), and Kate Thulin (Sarah Flood in Salem Mass).

Brian Watkins is a Brooklyn-based playwright whose work has been performed and developed My Daughter Keeps Our Hammer runs January 15 - February 15, Wednesday – Sunday at 7pm.

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

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


 

February 4, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

Juilliard Jazz Artist Diploma Ensemble
Tuesday, February 4 at 8:00 PM
The Juilliard School’s Paul Hall

Juilliard Jazz’s most advanced student ensemble performs member-composed works. The Artist Diploma Ensemble features saxophonist Lukas Gabric, guitarist Greg Duncan, pianist Reuben Allen, bassist Paolo Benedettini, and drummer Jordan Young. Photo by Chris Cooper.

FREE tickets available at the Juilliard Box Office
www.juilliard.edu/springjazz


Paul Hall | 155 W 65th Street, 3rd Floor, NY, NY 10023




February 3, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

Elsa Nilsson Quartet
Monday, February 3. 9PM
Rockwood Music Hall

Elsa Nilsson is a Swedish-born flute player who has built a solid career and reputation upon her belief that all folk music (which for her, includes Jazz) has a common thread, and that by weaving those threads together, a deeper, more layered understanding among varying cultures can be reached. It is in this spirit that Elsa's "absolutely gorgeous" (Karen Pauley, KOCR, Seattle) compositions shine through. Nilsson will include new music from her third album "Already There Yet", a tour de force, mixing personality and tradition to take the listener on a journey through sounds from Brazil, Cuba, Spain, Turkey, and the Baltic countries. As her music mentor, Robert Dick explains: "Do you hear that sound from the Northern Skies? It's Elsa Nilsson with something new, passionate, and beautiful to say with her flute and her pen. Check out her music and let her light your skies." Elsa Nilsson "Varvindar Friska": http://youtu.be/XbTSrfBnPS4. Elsa Nilsson "Already There Yet": https://soundcloud.com/elsanilssonmusic/sets/already-there-yet/s-F0ZY3. http://www.elsanilssonmusic.com/

Free Event. For more information visit www.rockwoodmusichall.com.

Rockwood Music Hall | 196 Allen


 

February 2, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

"NOISE IN THE WATERS" (RUMORE DI ACQUE)
Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 PM
Sundays at 2:30 PM.
January 30 to February 16, 2014
La MaMa E.T.C. (First Floor Theater)


Presented by La MaMa E.T.C. in association with Teatro delle Albe, Ravenna Festival, Regione Siciliana, Circuito Epicarmo, Sensi Contemporanei in collaboration with Teatro Italiano Network powered by KIT-Kairos Italy Theater.

"Noise in the Waters" (Rumore di acque) depicts a soul of the underworld, clad in a general's uniform, who has been charged with making a census of the dead at the bottom of the sea, bringing order to a desperate state of bookkeeping. We find him on a small volcanic islet, a gateway to the kingdom of the dead, whose "policy of welcome" is opposed to the driving away of the migrants who landed there. He works for the Ministro dell' Inferno, a play on words for Ministro dell' Interno. His job is overwhelming and leads to number games of many kinds, designed to make the audience indignant to his indifference. Speaking in a gravelly, distorted voice, he occasionally gives faces to the faceless dead lost, telling sardonic stories of refugees named Sakinah, Yusuf, little Jean-Baptiste and Jasmine. They came from Libya and many small villages throughout the Sahara, but their journeys ended in the Strait of Sicily, where the Mediterranean tightens between that island and Tunisia. His anger is not toward the politics that led them to their cold graves, but toward the fish--pigs of the sea--who render them faceless and make his job hard. There is a poignant sonic blend as his dramatic, ironic, grotesque utterances are interwoven with poetic and lyrical music by Enzo and Lorenzo Mancuso (voice, harmonium, baglama, Turkish flute and marimba). These two brothers, originally from the Sicilian province of Caltanissetta, are widely published in Europe and contributed sound tracks for the movie "The Talented Mr. Ripley" by Anthony Minghella. In this "oratorio for the sacrificed," they intermingle the ancient Sicilian tradition with other Mediterranean sounds. The play will be performed in Italian with English surtitles.


$18 general admission, $13 seniors and students. Ten $10 tickets will be available to every performance on a first-come, first-served basis.
Box office (212) 475-7710, www.lamama.org
Runs 1 hour.

La MaMa E.T.C. (First Floor Theater) | 74A East Fourth Street


 

February 1, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

Soaking WET
January 30, 31 & February 1 at 7 PM & 8:30 PM
February 2 at 2 PM & 4 PM (total 8 performances)
West End Theater


A series of choreographic performances by both veteran and emerging dance artists, produced by David Parker and Jeffrey Kazin, with guest curator Valerie Gladstone.

All programs are different, and participating companies are Tze Chun, Aviva Geismar, Erin Gottwald & John Carrafa, Sara Du Jour, Heidi Latsky, Khaleah London, Ben Munisteri & Angela Maffia, and Silva Dance Company. For specific programs please visit www.thebanggroup.com

Tickets: $20; $15 for artists
Reservations: 212.337.9565 or www.thebanggroup.com/wet.php


West End Theater | 263 West End Avenue
Entrance on 86th Street


January 31, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

MORNINGSIDE OPERA AND DIXON PLACE PRESENT
HERE BE SIRENS
Saturday, January 11th at 7:30 pm; Sunday, January 12th at 4:00pm
Thursday, January 30 at 7:30pm; Friday, January 31st at 7:30pm;
Saturday, February 1st at 7:30pm; Sunday, February 2nd at 4:00pm.
Dixon Place


Morningside Opera, the NYC-based opera company that most recently presented the acclaimed ¡Figaro! (90210), is proud to present HERE BE SIRENS, the world premiere of a new dramatic composition by award-winning composer Kate Soper, directed by OBIE Award-winner Rick Burkhardt. HERE BE SIRENS, which marks the premiere of a new work by a living composer for Morningside Opera, will play six performances from January 11th – February 2nd at the Dixon Place Theater (161A Chrystie Street, in New York’s Lower East Side).

Tickets for HERE BE SIRENS are $20 in advance, $25 at the door, $15 for students and seniors. Advance tickets are now available online at www.morningsideopera.com, by calling 866-811-4111, or in-person at Dixon Place.


Dixon Place | 161A Chrystie Street
Between Rivington and Delancey | Manhattan’s Lower East Side
Subway F to 2nd Ave, J/Z to Bowery, 6 to Spring St, M to Essex St


 

January 30, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

The Jewish Museum
The Wind Up Series of After-Hours Events
Bright Winter Night
Closing Party for Chagall: Love, War and Exile
January 30, 2014 8PM - 11PM
The Jewish Museum

The Jewish Museum presents the next event in its popular The Wind Up series, after-hours events featuring art, live music, activities, and an open bar, with Bright Winter Night on Thursday, January 30 from 8pm to 11pm. Bright Winter Night celebrates the final days of the Chagall: Love, War, and Exile exhibition, on view at The Jewish Museum through February 2, 2014. Partygoers will enjoy a live performance by indie rock singer/songwriter Mirah, an international beer tasting featuring several varieties of craft beer, an open bar with savory snacks, and guided exhibition tours of Chagall: Love, War, and Exile. The exhibitions threeASFOUR: MER KA BA and Art Spiegelman's Co-Mix: A Retrospective will also be open to attendees.

The next event in The Wind Up series, scheduled for Thursday, March 27, focuses on Other Primary Structures, a major exhibition of global Minimal sculpture. The evening features a live set by the dance band JD Samson & MEN, exhibition tours, and geometrically inspired art making activities.

Tickets for the January 30 event are $13 in advance; $18 day of event. For further information, the public may call212.423.3337. Tickets for this program can be purchased online at TheJewishMuseum.org/TheWindUp.


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


 

January 29, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

H-D of NYC Presents:
Model and Machine, Drink and Draw NYC Life Drawing Event
January 29, 2014 8pm-10pm
Passenger Bar

Drawing models sitting on Motorcycles? Yes Please! Passenger Bar is Hosting and they're going to be offering up some awesome drink specials just for us! The event is free, open to spectators and artists alike. You don't have to draw or ride to hang out! Let's get this winter heated up some, huh?

We'll have 2 great models posing on and next to a Harley-Davidson of NYC Custom motorcycle.

Sweet Lorraine and Nina La Voix will be modeling and gracing us with their lovely presence!

Cost:
FREE

For more information on Drink & Draw NYC, click here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/drinkanddrawnyc/

Passenger Bar | 229 Roebling Street
Brooklyn NY 11211


 

January 28, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

JANINE NICHOLS Semi_Free
Tuesday, January 28@ 10PM
The Way Station,


JANINE NICHOLS voice & rhythm guitar. BRANDON ROSS guitar. CHARLIE BURNHAM violin.
"Pure perfection. Full of grace and gravity. Nichols has been under the radar for a long time, maybe too long ... Seek her out when you tire of product and crave art." – Sound Advice, Kingston Daily Freeman

More information at www.semi-free.com
No cover. 21 and over.

The Way Station | 693 Washington Avenue
Near Prospect Place, in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn.Nearest subway stops:
A to Washington Ave, Q to 7th Avenue, 2,3 to Brooklyn Museum; B45 bus


Another New York Cool Tip:

Brian Watkins’
My Daughter Keeps Our Hammer
Previews begin January 15
Wednesday – Sunday at 7pm.
January 15 - February 15
The Flea Theater

The Flea Theater presents the World Premiere of Brian Watkins’ My Daughter Keeps Our Hammer. It will be directed by Flea Resident Director Danya Taymor (I Hate Mexicans) featuring members of The Bats, the resident acting company at The Flea. Previews begin January 15 with opening slated for January 25.

My Daughter Keeps Our Hammer follows two estranged sisters, one needy mother and one intolerable sheep. Stuck in a forgotten prairie town, clashing sisters Sarah and Hannah unite when they attempt to housebreak mom’s beloved sheep, Vicky, the lone survivor of the family’s former flock. But family secrets make bad shepherds. And the sisters must choose: reconcile their past or sacrifice their future.

Both Artistic Director Jim Simpson and Producing Director Carol Ostrow are enamored of the playwright Brian Watkin’s voice. Says Ostrow, “we haven’t heard the howls of the prairie – that vast expanse of America – since the early days of Sam Shepard. Watkins is an original and he is a real find.”

The production stars Hannah Finn (Sarah Flood in Salem Mass), Katherine Folk-Sullivan (Mary-Kate Olsen is in Love, These Seven Sicknesses), Layla Khoshnoudi (Job), and Kate Thulin (Sarah Flood in Salem Mass).

Brian Watkins is a Brooklyn-based playwright whose work has been performed and developed My Daughter Keeps Our Hammer runs January 15 - February 15, Wednesday – Sunday at 7pm.

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

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


 

January 27, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

FOCUS! 2014: Alfred Schnittke’s World | Chamber Concerts
Monday, January 27-Thursday, January 30 at 8 PM
Juilliard’s Peter Jay Sharp Theater

Juilliard musicians perform works by Alfred Schnittke and his circle of composers: Arvo Part, Sofia Gubaidulina, Giya Kancheli, and Valentin Silvestrov. Tuesday’s concert features a pre-concert panel discussion beginning at 7 PM with Hans-Ulrich Duffek, Laurel Fay, Vladimir Feltsman, and Eleanor Sutter, moderated by Joel Sachs. Complete schedule available at www.juilliard.edu/focus2014. Photo by Nan Melville.

FREE tickets available 1/10 at the Juilliard Box Office
http://www.juilliard.edu/focus2014


Peter Jay Sharp Theater | 155 W 65th Street, NY, NY 10023


 

January 26, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

The Alice-in-Wonderland Follies
January 25 @ 1PM
January 26, 2014 @ 11AM, 1Pm & 3:30PM
Florence Gould Hall

New York Theatre Ballet announces The Alice-in-Wonderland Follies choreographed by Keith Michael at New York City's Florence Gould Hall.

Follow Alice's adventures through Wonderland as she meets some of the most beloved characters in children's literature. Presented in a vaudeville setting (NY circa 1915) this eclectic ballet draws on many different dance forms - from Irish step dancing to African Jubba to classical ballet. The ballet features sets by Gillian Bradshaw-Smith and costumes by Sylvia Taalshon Nolan, Resident Costume Designer of the Metropolitan opera.

Performances are at Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 1pm and Sunday, January 26 2014 at 11am, 1pm, and 3:30pm. Tickets are $39 and are available at online at www.nytb.org, via Ticketmaster at (800) 982-2787, or in-person at the Florence Gould Hall box office. For more information, contact the Florence Gould Hall box office at (212) 355-6160.

Florence Gould Hall |55 East 59th Street, New York City.



Another New York Cool Tip:

BalaSole Dance Company
January 25 at 8 PM; January 26 at 5 PM
Ailey Citigroup Theater


Roberto Villanueva presents his company in "Idioms," an all-new program of short works by 10 dancer/choreographers, selected by audition. They are Paulina Bracone, Caroline Brethenoux, Jonathan Breton, Trashina Conner, Marion Helfenstein, Hunter Frederick Houde, Christen Quattlebaum, Tracy Singer, Marina Yuri and Villanueva. Balasole is an organization that opens its doors to talented dance artists of all genres, styles, shapes, sizes, ages, backgrounds, and artistic expressions.

Tickets: $25
Reservations: 212.868.4444 or www.smarttix.com


Ailey Citigroup Theater | 405 West 55 Street, corner of 9th Avenue


 

January 25, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

Dzul Dance
January 24, 25, 31 & February 1 at 8 PM
Baruch P.A. Center

Dzul Dance will perform Javier Dzul's "Mexico Maya," an evening length journey, told through dance and aerial work, through the rich history of Maya and Mexico into contemporary culture. Performed in three sections, the work opens with a telling of the Maya creation legend of the twins who had the power to play ball with the stars, moons and sun. They were summoned to the underground world and sacrificed, but their blood created the first human being. The second and third sections are devoted to Dzul's experiences and life in the U.S. and his vision for the future. Dzul was raised in the jungles of Mexico, speaking Mayan, studying ancient teachings, and performing Mayan ritual dance. After his formal dance training he appeared as a principal dancer with companies in Mexico and subsequently in New York as a member of the Martha Graham Dance Company and Ailey Repertory Ensemble.

Tickets: $25
Reservations: 646.312.5073


Baruch Performing Arts Center | 55 Lexington Avenue
Entrance on 25th Street between Lexington & Third Avenues


 



Another New York Cool Tip:

Read Frank J. Avella's review of Alain Guiraudie’s Stranger by the Lake (L’inconnu du lac), which opened this weekend in New York City.

 



January 24, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

New York Theatre Ballet
celebrates 35 Years with
LEGENDS & VISIONARIES
VISIONARIES Friday, January 24 & Saturday, January 25th at 7pm
LEGENDS Friday, May 9th & and Saturday, May 10th at 7pm.
January and May 2014
Florence Gould Hall

New York Theatre Ballet celebrates 35 years with LEGENDS & VISIONARIES in January and May of 2014 at Florence Gould Hall, 55 East 59th Street, NYC. The series includes two programs; VISIONARIES on Friday, January 24 and Saturday, January 25, 2013 at 7pm and LEGENDS on Friday, May 9, 2014 and Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 7pm.

Tickets are $30 ($20 for students and seniors) and are available for purchase at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-982-2787.
For full season information visit www.nytb.org.


Florence Gould Hall | 55 East 59th Street


 

January 23, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

Pop Hat Shop
January 23-February 5, 2014
Hats
Fascinators
Caps
Custom work
Tuesday-Saturday 12-7
Sunday 12-6
GGrippo art+design


Handmade Fascinator

Long-time couture hat designer Lisa Shaub will set up shop till February 6th at our upstairs space. Right on the window.
Come meet her and her creations, they are all originals!

Custom orders
Lisa will be in the store for select hours, if you would like to work with her during that time, contact us at orders@lisashaub.com or call 212-965-9176.

Workshop with Lisa and GGrippo
From January 24th-January 25th Lisa Shaub and GGrippo will create together. Many of you may not know but Lisa and GGrippo had a clothing company in the 90's called Xielo. That was a long time ago and now they are looking at things with a new approach. Come by to watch the two at work and see what new ideas they come up with.

gallery@ggrippo.com

GGrippo art+design | 174 Grand St. at Bedford Ave.
L train to Bedford Ave
JMZ train to Marcy Ave.



Another New York Cool Tip:

Larry Kirwan’s Stephen Foster musical
‘Hard Times’
January 9 - February 2 (Thur. - Sat. 8pm; Sun. 3pm)
the cell

Having received critical and popular acclaim last season, Larry Kirwan’s Stephen Foster musical ‘Hard Times’ will return to Off Broadway at the the cell, A Twenty First Century Salon for a limited engagement from January 9 to February 2nd. Set in a saloon in Lower Manhattan’s notorious Five Points in 1863, Hard Times combines the story of America’s first great songwriter Stephen Foster and a neighborhood under siege and about to explode with ethnic frictions that will determine the destiny of contemporary New York. Hard Times explores New York City Civil War tensions with a modern musical and dramatic sensibility.

Tickets: $18. To purchase tickets visit www.thecelltheatre.org or call 800-838-3006

the cell | 338 West 23rd Street New York, NY 10011


January 22, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

HANAFUDA DENKI - THE DANCE OF DEATH
Tuesday - Friday at 8:30pm
Saturday at 4pm & 8:30pm
Sunday at 4pm.
Jan. 21st - 26th
HERE


HANAFUDI DENKI - THE DANCE OF DEATH is high-voltage Japanese underground musical based on Threepenny Opera, set in a funeral parlor in Tokyo during World War I. In it, a dead girl who loves a living boy adventures between two worlds - the dead and the living. The play's creator, Shuji Terayama once said, "Humans are incomplete cadavers", and this work is heavily tinged with this sentiment. It's a thought-provoking meditation on how we view death and life.

The box office is open after 5pm on show days or 2 hours before any performance. Tickets are $25 / $20 for students & seniors, available at 212-352-3101 or www.here.org.

HERE Arts Center | 145 Avenue of Americas at Dominick Street
One block south of Spring Street
Aaccessible from the C,E trains at Spring Street


Another New York Cool Tip:

Theater Resources Unlimited presents January panel: Your Festival Show: Getting It In, Getting It On, Getting It Seen!
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 7:30pm
The Players Theatre

Guests will include Mary Kate Burke, director of programming and Matt Britten, director of marketing New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF); Jillian Carucci, co-producing artistic director Planet Connections Theatre Festivity; John Chatterton, executive producer Midtown International Theatre Festival; Elena Holy, producing artistic director Fringe NYC; Carol Polcovar, artistic director Fresh Fruit Festival.

The summer festival scene is a hotbed of opportunity for the development of new work. Which festivals provide the best environment for your production? How do you submit, and what are some of the secrets to giving your submission a competitive edge? Once accepted, what is expected of you? More importantly, what you can reasonably expect from a festival showcase? And how do you distinguish yourself in the marketplace so that once you build it, they really will come?

Doors open at 7pm for networking and refreshments, presentations and roundtable introductions start at 7:30pm (come prepared with your best half-minute summary of who you are, and what you need). Admission is $12 (free for TRU members). Please RSVP at least a day in advance (or much sooner) for reservations: 212/714-7628; or e-mail TRUStaff1@gmail.com.

Players Theater | 115 MacDougal Street, 3rd floor Loft Theatre, NYC


January 21, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

UG! COMEDY SHOW!!
Tuesday Jan. 21st, 2014 @ 8:30PM
No Fun Bar

Todd Montesi and Pat Rigby present awesome comics in front of a cool supportive crowd in the epicenter of hip NYC the East Village. Featuring both established comic veterans you've seen on TV to the up and comers, UG guarantees a swell time all for FREE! We've also got tons of drink specials (Half priced drinks till 9pm)! So what are you waiting for? Come down and UG! it with us!!!

No Cover, One Drink Min.

(Half priced drinks till 9pm)

For info/reservations: 212-477-1616

No Fun Bar | 161 Ludlow St. (Corner of Ludlow & Stanton st.)
F train to 2nd ave.


Another New York Cool Tip:

An Evening with Bobby Watson
Tuesday, January 21 at 8 PM
Juilliard’s Paul Hall

Acclaimed jazz saxophonist, composer, arranger, and educator Bobby Watson joins the Juilliard Jazz Orchestra in a program of original charts and jazz standards.

FREE tickets available 1/7 at the Juilliard Box Office
http://www.juilliard.edu/springjazz


Paul Hall | 155 W 65th Street, NY, NY 10023



January 19, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

Farewell Concert in Honor of Glenn Dicterow
Sunday, January 19 at 5 PM
Alice Tully Hall

New York Philharmonic concertmaster since 1980 and Juilliard faculty member since 1987, renowned violinist Glenn Dicterow gives a farewell concert as his professional pursuits take him to the west coast following the 2013-2014 season. Featuring several distinguished guest artists, Mr. Dicterow performs select works that reflect his bicoastal roots and career, including Corigliano’s Violin Sonata, excerpts from Korngold’s Much Ado About Nothing Suite, and Dvoøák’s String Quartet No. 12, “American.” This concert is a collaboration with the New York Philharmonic and is part of Juilliard’s Daniel Saidenberg Faculty Recital Series.

FREE tickets available 1/6 at the Juilliard Box Office
http://events.juilliard.edu/?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D100386833

Alice Tully Hall | 1941 Broadway, NY, NY 10023


Another New York Cool Tip:


"The Big Apple Posse: Escape From New York" is part of a free promotion today Saturday January 17, 2014 and Sunday January 18, 2014 at Amazon.com.
"The Big Apple Posse Trilogy" is only for children if "The Hunger Games" is only for children.
Click here for your free copy.


 

January 16, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

The Center for Contemporary Opera presents Henze's
"El Cimarron"
January 16 & 17 at 7:30 PM
Symphony Space/Leonard Nimoy Theater


The Center for Contemporary Opera pays tribute to composer Hans Werner Henze (1926-2012) with two performances of his "El Cimarron" (The Runaway Slave) featuring baritone Eric McKeever in the title role. Created by German composer Henze while he lived in Cuba in 1969, the opera is based on the autobiographical passages recounted by Esteban Montejo, then 103 years old, to Cuban writer Miguel Barnet in 1963. Montejo, a Cuban man of African descent, had lived as a slave in captivity, and later as a fugitive slave in the Las Villas wilderness and a soldier in the Cuban War for Independence. Music director is Sara Jobin; stage director is Eugenia Arsenis.

Tickets: $35
Reservations: 212.864-5400 or www.symphonyspace.org

Leonard Nimoy Theater at Symphony Space | 2537 Broadway
Entrance on 95th Street, West of Broadway




January 15, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

Special Film Screening:
Wagner's Jews
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 @ 7:00PM
Museum of Tolerance New York


The German composer Richard Wagner was notoriously anti-Semitic, and his writings on the Jews were later embraced by Hitler and the Nazis. But there is another, lesser-known side to this story. For years, many of Wagner’s closest associates were Jews—young musicians who became personally devoted to him, and provided crucial help to his work and career. Who were they? What brought them to Wagner, and what brought him to them? These questions are at the heart of Hilan Warshaw’s new documentary Wagner's Jews, co-produced with WDR and ARTE and broadcast in Europe in 2013. Filmed on location in Germany, Switzerland, and Italy, Wagner's Jews tells these remarkable stories through archival sources, visual re-enactments, interviews, and musical performances. Parallel to this historical narrative, the film explores the ongoing controversy over performing Wagner’s music in Israel. In a different form, the questions dividing Wagner's Jewish acquaintances still resonate today: is it possible to separate artworks from the hatreds of their creator? Can art transcend prejudice and bigotry, and the weight of history?

Recent and upcoming screening venues including Yale, Columbia, and Boston Universities, Hebrew College, London's Barbican Centre, the London Jewish Cultural Centre, Jewish Museum Vienna, and DocAviv- The 16th Tel Aviv International Documentary Film Festival. WAGNER’S JEWS will be distributed in North America by First Run Features.

Documentary, 55 minutes, 2013 Produced and directed by Hilan Warshaw

Admission: $15
Event website: http://www.museumoftolerancenewyork.com/wagnersjews
To RSVP http://www.museumoftolerancenewyork.com/wagnersjews

Museum of Tolerance New York | 226 East 42nd Street
Between 2nd and 3rd Ave| New York, NY 10017


 

Another New York Cool Tip:

BALLETNEXT TO PRESENT DEBUT SEASON AT NEW YORK LIVE ARTS
FEATURING THREE ORIGINAL WORKS BY BRIAN REEDER
Tuesday, January 14 through Friday
January 17 at 7:30pm
Saturday, January 18 at 2pm and 7:30pm.
JAN 14-18, 2014
New York Live Arts

BalletNext led by internationally renowned dancer Michele Wiles, will present a highly anticipated season at New York Live Arts, January 14 - 18, featuring three works by acclaimed choreographer and former American Ballet Theatre (ABT) dancer, Brian Reeder. Building on their long-running relationship which began in 2000 while dancing at ABT, Wiles and Reeder have collaborated on a diverse program that includes two premieres, Surmisable Units and Different Homes, as well as Picnic which was created for BalletNext in 2012. Live music will accompany the dancers by the BalletNext Ensemble led by noted Israeli cellist Elad Kabilio and featuring Julliard pianist, Ben Laude.

The distinct and original program features the world premiere of Surmisable Units, in which the dancers’ technically inventive movements are performed to Steve Reich’s minimalist piece for two pianos, Piano Phase. The program also includes the New York premiere of Different Homes, a pas de deux which never allows the dancers to touch hands, set to music by Benjamin Britten, and Picnic, a “vividly, stylishly composed” ballet (The New York Times) inspired by the 1975 film Picnic at Hanging Rock, set to music by Dmitri Shostakovitch.

In addition to Wiles, dancers slated to perform include: Jens Weber, former Ballet Nacional de Monte Carlo principal; Kaitlyn Gilliland, former New York City Ballet dancer; Steven Melendez, New York Theatre Ballet principal; Sarah Atkins, former Morphoses dancer; Tiffany Mangulabnan, BalletNext dancer; and Brittany Cioce, BalletNext apprentice.


Tickets are $30 and $15 (students and seniors $24) and are available online at www.newyorklivearts.org, over the phone at 212.924.0077, and in person at the box office. Box office hours are Monday – Friday from 1pm-9pm and Saturday – Sunday from 1pm – 8pm. New York Live Arts is located at 219 West 19th Street between 7th and 8th Avenues.

A special Benefit Performance will be held on Wednesday, January 15. The event includes a post-performance reception with the artists on stage at New York Live Arts. Tickets are $150 and $75. For information and benefit tickets, please visit www.balletnext.com or call 212-203-0409.

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


 

January 14, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF)
CinéSalon
Tuesdays at 4 and 7:30pm
FIAF - Florence Gould Hall


The French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) is thrilled to launch CinéSalon, an exciting new film program. In the spirit of French ciné-clubs and literary salons, CinéSalon pairs an engaging film with a post-screening wine reception. Films will be shown Tuesdays at 4 and 7:30pm, and every screening will be followed by a get-together with a complimentary glass of wine. Each 7:30 screening will be thoughtfully introduced by a high-profile personality in the arts.

· Purple Noon, dir. René Clément on Tuesday, January 14 • U.S. Premiere! New Digital Restoration • 7:30 screening introduced by author Marc Levy

Admission:
$13; $7 students; Free for FIAF Members

Tickets:
fiaf.org | 800 982 2787

Information:
fiaf.org | 212 355 6160

FIAF - Florence Gould Hall | 55 East 59th Street
(between Park and Madison Avenues)
Subway - 4, 5, 6, N, R and Q to 59th Street & Lexington Avenue;
F to 63rd Street & Lexington Avenue; E to 53rd Street & 5th Avenue
Bus - M1, M2, M3, M4, Q31 to 59th Street; M5 to 58th Street



January 13, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

Central Europe Young and Restless: A Symposium
Monday, January 13 at 2:00pm:
Martin Segal Theatre Center at City Collage


With Martina Cerná (Czech Republic), Dáša Ciripová (Slovakia), Sylvia Huszár (Hungary), Attila Szabó (Hungary), and Joanna Krakowska (Poland)
Join us for an afternoon of presentations on contemporary Czech, Slovak, Hungarianand Polish theater. Focusing on the youngest generation of Central European theatre-makers, the event will feature talks about the current icons of Central Europe, the new performing arts scene in Slovakia, the political history and new aesthetics in the Hungarian theater, and the memory of the Holocaust in contemporary Polish theater. The presentations will be bookended with excerpted readings from Poker Face by Petr Kolecko (Czech Republic) and The Mayor II by Malgorzata Sikorska-Miszczuk (Poland), directed by Sarah Stites, followed by a discussion with the presenters.

Presented by The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center and PACE.V4 (Performing Arts Central Europe, Visegrad Countries Focus; Arts and Theatre Institute, Prague; Adam Mickiewicz Institute, Warsaw, Poland; Theatre Institute, Bratislava, Slovakia; Hungarian Theatre Museum and Institute, Budapest, Hungary; and Dialog Magazine, Poland.) Joanna Krakowska and Attila Szabó are Fulbright Fellows at The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center.

Martin E. Segal Theatre Center | 365 Fifth Avenue


 

January 12, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Sunday, January 12, 2014 at 2pm
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
Walt Whitman Theatre at Brooklyn College

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College (BCBC) continues its 2013-14 Target Storybook Series with Theatreworks USA's Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day on Sunday, January 12, 2014 at 2pm. All tickets are $7 and can be purchased by phone at 718-951-4500 (Tues-Sat, 1pm-6pm), or online at BrooklynCenterOnline.org. The performance is recommended for ages four and up.

Have you ever had a really rotten day? Alexander has. There's no dessert for lunch, there's lima beans for dinner, and worst of all, there's kissing on television. It's enough to make you want to move to Australia! Laugh and sing along with Alexander's misadventures in this hilarious musical, featuring book and lyrics by Judith Viorst, author of the best-selling classic book.

Tickets: $7
Box Office: (718) 951-4500 (Tues-Sat, 1pm-6pm)
http://BrooklynCenterOnline.org

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts | Walt Whitman Theatre at Brooklyn College
2900 Campus Rd
Brooklyn, NY 11210


 

January 11, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

Bayside! The Musical!
The Parody of Saved By The Bell
Now Extended Through March 29!
Theatre 80 - NYC

Bayside! The Musical!, the musical parody of TV’s #1 teen drama “Saved By The Bell”, has extended its Off-Broadway run at Theatre 80 through March 29, 2014.

Originally scheduled to close on November 21, Bayside! The Musical! received unanimous critical acclaim and was named a Critic’s Pick by the New York Times. The show’s run has been extended three times.

From the twisted minds that brought you Showgirls! The Musical, Bayside! The Musical! tackles all the tough questions: Will Zack and Kelly break up? Will Slater quit wrestling forever? Who will develop an incurable caffeine addiction? Will the gang save The Max? Will Screech die? Bayside! The Musical! has it all: large cell phones, wrestling, feminism, ducks covered in oil, teenage pregnancy, and proms.

All seats at all performances are $25. For tickets and more information visit www.BaysideTheMusical.com.

Special Note: Fridays and Saturdays in December, stay up all night with Bayside! The Musical! at 8pm and Showgirls! The Musical! at 10:30pm! Ask for the Double Feature package!

To purchase tickets, log onto www.BaysideTheMusical.com or visit the Theatre 80 box office.

Theatre 80 | 80 St. Mark’s Place.
By subway, take the 6 to Astor Place, the N/R to 8th Street or the L to First Avenue.


 

January 10, 2014

New York Cool Tip:



 

Voodoo, Romance and Revenge:

"Solange's Song," the Young Adult sequel to "The Big Apple Posse Trilogy," was just published on Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com. The trial of the century is over and Solange has moved to New York City to restart her life when one day after dance class, she meets a handsome stranger and is immediately transported back into the world of voodoo, terror and revenge.

Written by Wendy R. Williams with 21 Illustrations by
Famed Artist Sophie Escabasse


 

Another New York Cool Tip:

DANCE GOTHAM
January 10-12, 2014
New York University's Skirball Center for the Performing Arts

Gotham Arts Exchange presents the eighth annual presentation of FOCUS 2014: DANCE GOTHAM from January 10-12, 2014 at New York University's Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, 566 LaGuardia Place (at Washington Square South), NYC.

DANCE GOTHAM continues to present a thrilling range of aesthetics and artistry with three full programs at the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. From post-modern athleticism to seasoned theatricality, these programs, curated by Jodee Nimerichter (American Dance Festival) offer choreographic works that are sophisticated, witty, wonderfully intelligent and revealing.

Friday, January 10 at 8pm
Camille A. Brown & Dancers
Chris Yon [makes dances]
Rosie Herrera Dance Theater
Stephen Petronio Company

Saturday, January 11 at 8pm
Adele Myers and Dancers
Gallim Dance
Paul Taylor 2
Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE

Sunday, January 12 at 7pm
David Dorfman Dance
Dusan Týnek Dance Theatre
Hubbard Street 2
LeeSaar The Company

Tickets are $18 ($15 for NYU faculty, staff and alumni) and are available by phone at 212-352-3101 or 866-811-4111 or online at nyuskirball.org.


New York University's Skirball Center for the Performing Arts | 566 LaGuardia Place Washington Square South, NYC.


 

January 9, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

Heidi Boghosian in conversation with Lewis Lapham
Thursday, January 9th, 6:30 pm
New York, NY: New York Public Library, Mid-Manhattan Branch

Heidi Boghosian discusses her new book, Spying on Democracy: Government Surveillance, Corporate Power, and Public Resistance, with Lewis Lapham at the New York Public Library's Mid-Manhattan branch, which is located at 455 Fifth Avenue (at 40th Street) in New York City. Event will be held on the 6th floor.

For more information, please contact Deborah Hirsch at deborahhirsch@nypl.org

http://www.nypl.org/events/calendar

New York Public Library's Mid-Manhattan Branch | 455 Fifth Avenue
At 40th Street


Another New York Cool Tip:

Eve Lesov @ DROM
Thursday January 9th @ 10 pm
DROM

If you're in New York City and would like to experience a genre of music, which is hard to classify, but is a unique hybrid of Indie, Singer-Songwriter, Alternative, Pop, Cabaret and Theater come on down. The compositions the band will perform go against the grain of pop music but for those with eclectic taste you will find a home with Eve’s musical mood swings along with her quirky dark melodies reminiscent of Kate Bush, Fiona Apple, Bjork, Regina Spektor, Tori Amos, Radiohead, Portishead and Florence and the machine. You can hear the band's music here: www.evelesov.com.

Advance tickets - $10: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/433357
Cover at door - $15
The band's website is www.evelesov.com.
The venue website is http://www.dromnyc.com/.
Event website: http://www.dromnyc.com/events/2936/eve-lesov-new-single-release-party#.UrDK7PRDt8F

DROM | 85 Ave A (b/w 5th and 6th)
New York City, 10009. (212) 777-1157.




January 8, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

Galette des Rois Celebration
Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at 6:30pm
FIAF, Le Skyroom

Back by popular demand, Galette des Rois is the perfect way to celebrate la nouvelle année!

Experience this beloved French tradition, and enjoy the delicious galette, made specially by Executive Pastry Chef and Partner of Financier Pâtisserie, Eric Bedoucha. Pair your slice of rich, decadent cake with a glass of bubbly and wait to see who is crowned King or Queen.

In French and English. Must be 21+

$25 for FIAF Members, $30 for Non-Members

www.fiaf.org/events/winter2014/2014-01-08-galette.shtml

French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF) | 22 East 60th Street
New York, NY 10022


January 7, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

FOCUS DANCE
January 7-12, 2014
The Joyce Theater

Gotham Arts Exchange returns to The Joyce to present the third season of FOCUS DANCE. This year, the week-long celebration of American dance is curated by Laurie Uprichard, associate producer at Quaternaire, Paris, France, and the former director of both the Dublin Dance Festival and Danspace Project. A national platform that promotes U.S. based dance artists to the national and international community, FOCUS DANCE features some of the most intriguing companies performing today. FOCUS DANCE is comprised of four programs featuring eight companies: Jean Butler, doug elkins choreography, etc., Kelly Garfield Dance, Mark Haim Dance and Theater, Yvonne Rainer and Group, Vicky Shick and Dancers, Morgan Thorson, and Urban Bush Women.

FOCUS DANCE will run from January 7-12, 2014 at The Joyce Theater. Tickets start at $10 and are available at 212-242-0800 or www.joyce.org.

The Joyce Theater | 175 Eighth Avenue, NYC


 

January 6, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

El Museo del Barrio
37th ANNUAL THREE KINGS
DAY PARADE
Monday, January 6, 2014
11:00am - 12:30pm
El Museo del Barrio

March with us! Come and experience the live camels, colorful puppets, music, and dancing on this magical day. School groups, community members, local businesses, and families are encouraged to participate.

Application due Monday, December 23rd.
Click here to register today!
Volunteer for 3K2014

More than 10,000 people participate in our Three Kings Day Parade each year! Our volunteers accompany school groups along the route, distribute crowns to parade participants during the parade, and engage with children, families, and our general audience throughout the parade route.

Click here for more information.

FREE ADMISSION

El Museo del Barrio | 1230 Fifth Avenue | New York | NY | 10029


January 5, 2014

New York Cool Tip:


"The Big Apple Posse: Escape From New York" is part of a free promotion today Saturday January 4, 2014 and Sunday January 5, 2014 at Amazon.com.
"The Big Apple Posse Trilogy" is only for children if "The Hunger Games" is only for children.
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004MDLSJI


 

New York Cool Tip:

Tiny Twist Productions presents
The 2014 Burlesque Legends Calendar & Tribute Show
Saturday, January 4, 3014Doors at 6 pm, Show at 7 pm
Le Poisson Rouge

Tiny Twist Productions presents the 2014 Burlesque Legends Calendar & Tribute Show! See the calendar brought to life with tributes by Jo "Boobs" Weldon, Dr. Lucky PhD, Amber Ray, Minnie Tonka, Sizzle Dizzle and more. Hosted by World Famous BOB and including a special appearance by Living Legend Marinka, Queen of the Amazon. Marinka returns to the same stage she performed at over 25 years ago in the Off Broadway show, Strip!, when 158 Bleecker was known as the Village Gate. Come be part of the magic Saturday, January 4, 2014 at Le Poisson Rouge, NYC. Doors open at 6, show starts at 7 sharp! Tickets available throughlepoissonrouge.com or at the door. Calendars will be available at a reduced price. All proceeds are to benefit the Burlesque Hall of Fame. DJ Momotaro spins the retro tunes.

Dr. Lucky, The World's Premiere PhDoubleD at www.doctorofburlesque.com

$15

Le Poisson Rouge | 158 Bleecker Street, NYC
B/D/F/M to Lafayette; 6 to Bleecker St


January 3, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

KIM KATZBERG’S DARKLING with
NORA WOOLLEY'S HIP
Two Dark Comedies Performed Back to Back
December 21st – JANUARY 12th AT IRT THEATER
PREVIEWS BEGIN: SATURDAY, DECEMBER 21st
OFFICIAL OPENING: SATURDAY, JANUARY 4th
12/21 at 2pm & 7pm
12/22 at 2pm & 7pm
1/3 at 7pm
1/4 at 2pm & 7pm;
1/5 at 2pm
1/8 at 8pm
1/9 at 8pm
1/10 at 8pm
1/11 at 2pm & 8pm
1/12 at 2pm.
IRT THEATER

Eat a Radish Productions has announced that two of downtown’s most audacious playwrights and performers will unite for the off-off Broadway run of DARKLING and HIP, two dark comedies that explore the inside world of the outsider. DARKLING, written and performed by Kim Katzberg, is a far-out, bitingly funny journey through teen angst that will play alongside Nora Woolley’s HIP, a heart-wrenching comedy about longing for fame while steeped in the discomfort of self-consciousness. Previews begin on Saturday, December 21st at IRT Theater, 154 Christopher St. DARKLING & HIP officially opens on Saturday, January 4th at 7PM. Raquel Cion directs.

Performances of DARKLING and HIP are on December 21 – January 12.

Tickets are $12.00 if purchased online and $15.00 prior to each performance, at the IRT box office. http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/511443

This production is part of IRT Theater's 3B Development Residency Program. http://irttheater.org/

IRT Theater |154 Christopher St.


 

January 2, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

THEN SHE FELL
Tuesday - Sunday at 7:30pm & 10:30pm
Tickets currently on sale through January 31, 2014
The Kingsland Ward at St. Johns

Third Rail Projects critically acclaimed production of THEN SHE FELL has just been nominated for a 2013 New York Dance and Performance Award (Bessie) for Outstanding Production Performed in a Small Capacity Venue. A new block of tickets for October 2013 performances has also just been put on sale for this immersive theater event inspired by the life and writings of Lewis Carroll (Alice in Wonderland). It is written, directed, designed and choreographed by Zach Morris, Tom Pearson and Jennine Willett and in collaboration with The Company. Performances of this open-ended run take place at The Kingsland Ward at St. Johns, a century-old institutional building in Williamsburg, Brooklyn that allows the action to play out on 3 floors.

THEN SHE FELL runs Tuesday - Sunday at 7:30pm & 10:30pm. Tickets are $95 - $135, available at www.thenshefell.com. Private events are also available; visit the website for more information. Performances begin promptly and there is absolutely no late admittance and no refunds. Admittance is strictly limited to audience members 21 years of age and over; all audience members must bring valid government-issued photo IDs. The performance lasts roughly 2 hours without intermission. Because of the immersive nature of this piece, audiences may be standing for significant periods of time over the course of the performance. Audiences are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes. This performance is not recommended for audience members who are not comfortable standing, walking, climbing stairs or being alone. For more information call 718-374-5196.

The Kingsland Ward at St. Johns | 195 Maujer Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Just 2 blocks off of the L train at Grand Street


 

January 1, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

Rachmaninoff – “Vespers” (All-Night Vigil)
December 31st, 5PM – 6.30PM
January 1st, 5pm - 6:30PM
Trinity Church Wall Street


To usher in the New Year at Trinity Church’s Twelfth Night Festival, the Clarion Choir performs Rachmaninoff's timeless and transcendent choral masterpiece, the All-Night Vigil (“Vespers”). The texts come from the canonical hours of the Russian Orthodox Church and its magnificent, soaring movements are derived from ancient Kievan and Byzantine chants. Many of these ancient chants will be sung interspersed with Rachmaninoff's settings in these performances. The Vespers will be conducted by artistic director Steven Fox and feature soloists Virginia Warnken, alto, and Oliver Mercer, tenor. The concert ends at 6:30PM and will be repeated at 5PM on New Year’s Day.

Tickets: $25 at http://www.gemsny.org/trinity20132014.html

For more information, please visit www.clarionsociety.org.


Trinity Church Wall Street
(Wall Street at Broadway)


 

December 31, 2013

Happy New Year's Eve from the writers and photographers of New York Cool. If you don't already have a destination for tonight, check out our
Cabaret/Comedy And a Bit of Everything Else Listing Section. A lot of restaurants/clubs are hosting New Year's Eve parties.


 

December 30, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Bridging Bushwick's Potluck & Performances
Join us on Dec 30th, 6:30-9pm!
The Living Gallery

Bring a dish of food that represents you or where you're from!!

Our goal is simple: get to know your neighbor!

uestro ojetivo es simple: Conozca su vecino

To local youth groups: Brooklyn Acts & ELM will also perform!

To find out more about Bridging Bushwick email us at BridgingBushwick@gmail.com

The Living Gallery | 1094 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY
Brooklyn, NY 11221


 

December 29, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

ARTEK presents
More Mozartian Masterpieces!
Sunday December 29th. 4PM
Immanuel Lutheran Church


Back by popular demand: a holiday concert of more fabulous music by the beloved Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. This year, we present instrumental concertos, opera overtures, and opera arias from Così fan tutte, Abduction from the Seraglio, and more. Featuring ARTEK’s outstanding classical orchestra led by Cynthia Freivogel and opera soloists Sarah Chalfy, soprano; Eric Brenner, countertenor; Philip Anderson, tenor; and Peter Becker, bass-baritone.

Tickets $50 preferred, $40 regular ($30 seniors), $30 rear ($15 seniors). Students, $15 at the door only. For more information or advance purchase contact Gotham Early Music Scene at (212)866-0468 or online at www.gemsny.org.


Immanuel Lutheran Church | 122 East 88th Street




December 28, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Tommy Femia and Rick Skye
"JUDY AND LIZA TOGETHER AGAIN!"
Saturdays, September 21st and 28th
October 5th and 19th
November 2nd and 30th
December 14th and 28th at 8:00pm.
Don't Tell Mama's

"Judy and Liza Together Again", starring internationally acclaimed entertainers Rick Skye and Tommy Femia, named "BEST DUO"in 2012 by the Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs (MAC), has been EXTENDED AGAIN through the Summer Season at Don't Tell Mama's (343 West 46th Street). Teaming up for an evening of "Just POW!", these MAC and Bistro Award winning performers pull out all the stops, singing classic solo's, parodies, duets and just plain whooping and hollering by the greatest mother/daughter team in show biz history in "a high energy evening with an abundance of laughs!" (Edge) .
Musical Director: Ricky Ritzel (as Mort/Pappy)

There is a $25.00 cover charge and a 2 drink minimum.

For reservations call: 212-757-0788 or make reservations online atwww.donttellmamanyc.com

Don't Tell Mama's | 343 West 46th Street


 

December 27, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

NAKED HOLIDAYS
Saturdays at 7:30PM & 10:30PM
Sundays at 7PM
Additional performances Nov. 29, Dec. 23, 26, 27 & 30 at 8PM.
November 30 - December 30th
The Cutting Room

EndTimes Productions presents the 7th annual edition of this flesh-filled evening of non-traditional holiday mischief, music and merriment. This boisterous holiday celebration puts a bawdy spin on some of our best-loved winter traditions. With all-new musical numbers and sketches, as well as the traditional full-monty closer, "The Naked People Play", Naked Holidays is sure to deliver more holiday cheer than you’ve felt since puberty. Highlights include "Christmas Village of the Damned," about an infected elf who spreads a zombie plague through Santa's workshop; "A Very Paula Deen Hannukah," featuring the infamous chef baking latkas under the guidance of Rabbi Hirschfeld and "Total Eclipse of the Heart," centering on a lonely and frustrated Mrs. Claus who indulges her darkest fantasies while Santa is away delivering toys.

Tickets are $45, available at 212-352-3101 or www.EndTimesProductions.org.

The Cutting Room | 44 East 32 Street at Park Avenue

 


 

December 26, 2013

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Tuesday - Thursday evenings 7:30pm (note new curtain time)
Friday & Saturday evenings 8:00pm
Sunday evenings 7:30pm
Saturday matinees 2:00pm
Sunday matinees 3:00pm
December 4, 2013 – January 5, 2014
New York City Center

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, beloved as one of the world’s most popular dance companies, returns to the New York City Center stage from December 4, 2013 – January 5, 2014, led by Artistic Director Robert Battle, with premieres, new productions and exciting performances by Ailey’s acclaimed dancers that have become a joyous holiday tradition.

Tickets starting at $25 go on sale September 3rd and can be purchased at the New York City Center Box Office, through CityTix® at (212) 581-1212 or online at www.alvinailey.org or www.nycitycenter.org. Discount tickets are available for Ailey Super Fans who purchase tickets for more than one performance, for students with an appropriate ID and for groups of 10 or more (discounts do not apply to $25 tickets). The Saturday Family Matinee series includes a post-performance Q & A with the Ailey dancers and an increased availability of $25 tickets, but buy early for the best seat selection (Not available online and subject to available and 6 ticket maximum). For group sales, call 212-405-9082 or e-mail groupsales@alvinailey.org. For further information about the Alvin Ailey New York City center season please visit www.alvinailey.org.

For more information, visit www.alvinailey.org.

New York City Center | 131 West 55th Street
Between 6th and 7th Avenues, New York, NY
(212) 581-1212 / www.nycitycenter.org


December 25, 2013


Photo Credit Angelo Rivera

Merry XMAS from the writers and photographers of New York Cool.


 

December 24, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Tuesday - Thursday evenings 7:30pm (note new curtain time)
Friday & Saturday evenings 8:00pm
Sunday evenings 7:30pm
Saturday matinees 2:00pm
Sunday matinees 3:00pm
December 4, 2013 – January 5, 2014
New York City Center

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, beloved as one of the world’s most popular dance companies, returns to the New York City Center stage from December 4, 2013 – January 5, 2014, led by Artistic Director Robert Battle, with premieres, new productions and exciting performances by Ailey’s acclaimed dancers that have become a joyous holiday tradition.

Tickets starting at $25 go on sale September 3rd and can be purchased at the New York City Center Box Office, through CityTix® at (212) 581-1212 or online at www.alvinailey.org or www.nycitycenter.org. Discount tickets are available for Ailey Super Fans who purchase tickets for more than one performance, for students with an appropriate ID and for groups of 10 or more (discounts do not apply to $25 tickets). The Saturday Family Matinee series includes a post-performance Q & A with the Ailey dancers and an increased availability of $25 tickets, but buy early for the best seat selection (Not available online and subject to available and 6 ticket maximum). For group sales, call 212-405-9082 or e-mail groupsales@alvinailey.org. For further information about the Alvin Ailey New York City center season please visit www.alvinailey.org.

For more information, visit www.alvinailey.org.

New York City Center | 131 West 55th Street
Between 6th and 7th Avenues, New York, NY
(212) 581-1212 / www.nycitycenter.org


 

December 23, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

42nd Street Jazz Festival
Monday- Saturday at 8pm
Sunday at 5pm.
December 16-23, 2013
Theatre Row

NYU Steinhardt Music and Performing Arts Professions, New York Foundation for the Arts, Yamaha Pianos, RS Berkeley Horns, presents the 42nd Street Jazz Festival, from December 16-23, 2013 at Theatre Row. Performances: Monday- Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 5pm. Tickets are $21.25 and are available at telecharge.com.

The 42nd Street Jazz Festival features a wide variety of jazz artists from New York City and around the world, with a diversity of styles from Senegal to Prague, and Buenos Aires to Brooklyn.

Theatre Row | 410 W. 42nd Street, NYC


 

December 21, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

SUPER SÁBADO! Super Holidays
Saturday, December 21, 2013
12:00pm - 5:00pm
El Museo del Barrio

Celebrate las fiestas with El Museo! Enjoy our "Super Holiday" activities including crown-making, storytelling, and a concert by the inspiring music of El Sistema NY/NJ. ¡Celebra las fiestas con El Museo! Disfruta de actividades como fabricación de coronas, cuentos y un concierto especial por El Sistema NY/NJ.

Admission: FREE


El Museo del Barrio | 1230 Fifth Avenue | New York | NY | 10029


Another New York Cool Tip:

An R&B Christmas
Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 8pm
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts'

Celebrate the holidays with this concert of chart-topping R&B artists as they perform their biggest hits, as well as some Christmas favorites! You'll enjoy the tight harmonies and smooth vocals of Charlie Thomas' Drifters ("Under the Boardwalk," "Up on the Roof"), The Coasters ("Yakety Yak," "Poison Ivy"), Blue Magic featuring original lead singer Ted "Wizard" Mills ("Side Show"), and Shirley Alston Reeves, original lead singer of The Shirelles ("Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow").

Tickets: $45 orchestra, $36 mezzanine
Online orders: www.BrooklynCenterOnline.org
Box Office: (718) 951-4500, Tuesday - Saturday, 1pm - 6pm
Groups of 15 or more: (718) 951-4600 x3331

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts | Walt Whitman Theatre at Brooklyn College
2/5 trains to Brooklyn College/Flatbush Avenue


Another New York Cool Tip:

NEW YORK THEATRE BALLET to Perform
THE NEW YORK POPS and
CARNEGIE HALL
present
A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS
Family Concert Brings Beloved Peanuts Characters to Life
DECEMBER 21, 2013 2:00PM
CARNEGIE HALL


On Saturday, December 21 at 2:00PM in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute presents A Charlie Brown Christmas in a special holiday Family Concert with The New York Pops and Music Director Steven Reineke. This staged concert version of Charles M. Schulz's iconic television special brings the beloved Peanuts characters to life through special choreography performed by dancers from New York Theatre Ballet, with director and choreographer Liza Gennaro, and child actors from TADA! Youth Theater. Tony Award nominee John Tartaglia (Avenue Q, Sesame Street) narrates the heart-warming story, underscored by the music of Vince Guaraldi, performed by The New York Pops and Judith Clurman's Essential Voices USA.

The Family Concert is one of three holiday concerts performed at Carnegie Hall this December by The New York Pops. On Thursday, December 19 at 8:00PM and Friday, December 20 at 8:00PM, Mr. Reineke and the orchestra will perform Under the Mistletoe with Ashley Brown, featuring traditional favorites and new holiday hits from one of Broadway's favorite leading ladies.

Following the Family Concert, the Notables, Carnegie Hall's young patrons, will host the Fourth Annual Family Party featuring food, crafts, cookie decorating, and other Peanuts-themed activities for children. In addition, guests will enjoy prime seating at the concert. Proceeds support the music education and community programs of Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute, which annually serve more than 400,000 people in New York City, across the US, and around the world, as well as The New York Pops and its free education programs throughout New York City. Concert co-chairs are Julie Turaj, a member of the Board of Directors of New York Theatre Ballet, and Robert Pohly. Family Party co-chairs include: Carrie Clendenin, Caroline Rocco Dennis, Lyss Stern, Christin Barringer Rueger, Amy Tarr, Sarina Sassoon Sanandaji, and Mary Wible Vertin.

Ticket prices include family packages at $500 (4 tickets), single ticket prices for adults are $200, children over 4 are $100, and children 3 and under are $75. For tickets, please contact the Carnegie Hall Notables office at 212-903-9734 or notables@carnegiehall.org.


TICKETS
Concert tickets are $10, $16, or $22. Purchases can be made at the Carnegie Hall Box Office (57th Street and 7th Avenue) or by calling CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800. Visit www.carnegiehall.org for more information. For Concert and Party tickets, please contact the Carnegie Hall Notables office at 212-903-9734 or notables@carnegiehall.org.

Carnegie Hall | 57th Street and 7th Avenue


December 20, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

42nd Street Jazz Festival
Monday- Saturday at 8pm
Sunday at 5pm.
December 16-23, 2013
Theatre Row

NYU Steinhardt Music and Performing Arts Professions, New York Foundation for the Arts, Yamaha Pianos, RS Berkeley Horns, presents the 42nd Street Jazz Festival, from December 16-23, 2013 at Theatre Row. Performances: Monday- Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 5pm. Tickets are $21.25 and are available at telecharge.com.

The 42nd Street Jazz Festival features a wide variety of jazz artists from New York City and around the world, with a diversity of styles from Senegal to Prague, and Buenos Aires to Brooklyn.

Theatre Row | 410 W. 42nd Street, NYC



 

December 19, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

El Museo
East Harlem Multicultural Festival
Thursday, December 19, 2013 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Union Settlement Association


Our multicultural celebration of El Barrio's diversity is filled with performances, art-making workshops and food highlighting many of the nationalities that call El Barrio home.

Admission: FREE


Union Settlement Association | 2089 Third Avenue, NYC


Another New York Cool Tip:

Leslie Uggams, Marilyn Maye, Christine Andreas
ONE NIGHT ONLY!
Holiday Belles
Dec 19th at 8:00pm
THE TOWN HALL

On December 19, 2013, The Town Hall will overflow with the musical joys of the season when three extraordinary talents, Leslie Uggams, Christine Andreas and Marilyn Maye take the stage. These award-winning Holiday Belles will bring their unique and diverse talents to the celebration, performing songs from the musical theater and the American Songbook as well as holiday favorites. The concert, conceived and directed by Michael Bush, will feature each singer performing her own individual set and then bring them together for a very merry finale of holiday melodies that will shake the snow off the roof and fill each and everyone with an abundance of tuneful holiday spirit.

Tickets prices range from $45-$85 and will go on sale on October 15 through the Town Hall Box Office (1.800.982.2787) and at ticketmaster.com.

The Town Hall| 123 West 43rd Street, NYC


Another New York Cool Tip:

Orchestra of St. Luke’s Invites the Community to
Sing Along in Holiday Favorites
December 19, 2013 at 7:30 PM
The DiMenna Center

Holiday cheer will fill The DiMenna Center for Classical Music when Orchestra of St. Luke’s (OSL) presents its second annual Holiday Sing on December 19, 2013 at 7:30 PM. Last year, The DiMenna Center’s largest hall was filled with neighbors from Hell’s Kitchen and across the five boroughs who came to join their voices together in the inaugural Holiday Sing—presented as part of OSL@DMC, Orchestra of St. Luke’s series of free, interactive music events at its home.

At this festive, family-friendly sing-along, OSL accompanies as audience members become the choir—no matter their age or singing experience. This year, the sing will be hosted by the charismatic choir director Sanna Valvanne. Ms. Valvanne will lead the audience in singing the melodies and harmonies to traditional Christmas and Hanukkah favorites, from The First Noel to Mi Yemalel to Feliz Navidad. Holiday Sing attendees may even have the opportunity to volunteer to show their skills as soloists!

OSL will take the spotlight in beautiful instrumental selections including Corelli’s Christmas Concerto and Bach’s Christmas Oratorio. The orchestra will be conducted by Scott Dunn, who arranged the Christmas Oratorio and many of the carols specifically for this event.

The sing will be followed by a reception with hot chocolate and other holiday treats.

Free; reservations required. To RSVP, visit OSLmusic.org/RSVP or call 212.594.6100.

THE DIMENNA CENTER FOR CLASSICAL MUSIC | Mary Flagler Cary Hall
450 West 37th Street (between 9th & 10th Avenue)


 

December 18, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Handel's
Messiah
Wednesday December 18. 7:30PM - 9:30PM
Alice Tully Hall

Music at Trinity Wall Street represents a high-water mark of the holiday season in New York City. There is no more venerable New World tradition of Handel’s Messiah than that of the historic downtown parish, where performances date back to 1770. This season – having scored a Grammy nomination for their recording of the Baroque master’s Israel in Egypt – the Trinity Choir, Trinity Baroque Orchestra, and music director Julian Wachner give their annual Messiah performances at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall (Dec 18) and atTrinity Church (Dec 7 & 8).

Tickets $50, $70, $90 (students $35 at the door); available from http://lc.lincolncenter.org or from CenterCharge: 212.721.6500

Alice Tully Hall | Lincoln Center




December 17, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Alwan 3rd i Film Awards
Tuesday December 17th 2013. 7PM-Late
Alwan for the Arts

The Alwan 3rd i Awards Competition aims to present the very best in recent short films and video art that increase awareness and expose the creative vitality and sociopolitical realities of the Middle East, North Africa, and South and Central Asia, as well as their global diasporas.

Recieiving over 40 submissions, the Alwan 3rd i Awards Selection Committee is proud to provide this opportunity and these awards to showcase a selection of these local, independent, and experimental pieces, which are aesthetically, politically, theoretically and/or technically innovative, and to provide the space for filmmakers and film aficionados to meet.

Join us at Alwan to view the committee's selection and awards presentation, which will be followed by a post-screening salon session aimed to provide participating filmmakers and artists the benefit of feedback from the diverse and engaging audience Alwan has cultivated over the last ten years of intense programming. Well-versed in the history, languages, and cultures of the North African, Middle Eastern, and South and Central Asian regions, our audience thrives on healthy debate and cross-cultural learning.

Voting for the Audience Award will take place during and after the screenings.

Tickets suggested donation of $5-$10

Alwan for the Arts | 16 Beaver Street 4th Floor
New York
NY 10004


 

Another New York Cool Tip:

Pianist GERI ALLEN to Explore Musical Horizons with Ravi Coltrane, James Genus, Kenny Davis and Jeff "Tain" Watts
Tuesday, December 17 through Sunday, December 22
Sets at 8:30PM and 10:30PM
The Village Vanguard


Program to Include Selections from Acclaimed New Album,
Grand River Crossings: Motown & Motor City Inspirations
Acclaimed pianist Geri Allen is set to perform at The Village Vanguard in New York, Tuesday, December 17 through Sunday, December 22, with sets at 8:30PM and 10:30PM. The six-night engagement will feature saxophonist Ravi Coltrane, bassist James Genus and drummer Jeff "Tain" Watts. Kenny Davis will be the featured bassist on Saturday, December 21.

The Geri Allen Quartet
@ The Village Vanguard

featuring:
Ravi Coltrane - saxophone
James Genus - bass
Kenny Davis - bass (12/21 only)
Jeff "Tain" Watts - drums


The Village Vanguard | 178 7th Avenue South
New York, NY
phone: (212) 255-4037
web: villagevanguard.com



 

December 16, 2013

New York Cool Tip:


 

Another New York Cool Tip:

42nd Street Jazz Festival
Monday- Saturday at 8pm
Sunday at 5pm.
December 16-23, 2013
Theatre Row

NYU Steinhardt Music and Performing Arts Professions, New York Foundation for the Arts, Yamaha Pianos, RS Berkeley Horns, presents the 42nd Street Jazz Festival, from December 16-23, 2013 at Theatre Row. Performances: Monday- Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 5pm. Tickets are $21.25 and are available at telecharge.com.

The 42nd Street Jazz Festival features a wide variety of jazz artists from New York City and around the world, with a diversity of styles from Senegal to Prague, and Buenos Aires to Brooklyn.

Theatre Row | 410 W. 42nd Street, NYC


 

December 15, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Tuesday - Thursday evenings 7:30pm (note new curtain time)
Friday & Saturday evenings 8:00pm
Sunday evenings 7:30pm
Saturday matinees 2:00pm
Sunday matinees 3:00pm
December 4, 2013 – January 5, 2014
New York City Center

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, beloved as one of the world’s most popular dance companies, returns to the New York City Center stage from December 4, 2013 – January 5, 2014, led by Artistic Director Robert Battle, with premieres, new productions and exciting performances by Ailey’s acclaimed dancers that have become a joyous holiday tradition.

Tickets starting at $25 go on sale September 3rd and can be purchased at the New York City Center Box Office, through CityTix® at (212) 581-1212 or online at www.alvinailey.org or www.nycitycenter.org. Discount tickets are available for Ailey Super Fans who purchase tickets for more than one performance, for students with an appropriate ID and for groups of 10 or more (discounts do not apply to $25 tickets). The Saturday Family Matinee series includes a post-performance Q & A with the Ailey dancers and an increased availability of $25 tickets, but buy early for the best seat selection (Not available online and subject to available and 6 ticket maximum). For group sales, call 212-405-9082 or e-mail groupsales@alvinailey.org. For further information about the Alvin Ailey New York City center season please visit www.alvinailey.org.

For more information, visit www.alvinailey.org.

New York City Center | 131 West 55th Street
Between 6th and 7th Avenues, New York, NY
(212) 581-1212 / www.nycitycenter.org


 

December 14, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Keith Michael's
The Nutcracker
December 14, 15 and 22 @ 11am, 1pm, and 3:30pm
Florence Gould Hall

New York Theatre Ballet announces Keith Michael's The Nutcracker at New York City's Florence Gould Hall, 55 East 59th Street, New York City. Performances are at 11am, 1pm, and 3:30pm on December 14, 15, and 22.

New York Theatre Ballet (NYTB) returns for a third year of Keith Michael's The Nutcracker, an enchanting holiday ballet. From clockwork imps to a luminous owl that flies above the audience, mice dressed in polka dots and dancers dancing with huge chopsticks, this timeless, re-imagined classic bursts with energy and excitement. This holiday ballet, danced to Tchaikovsky's beloved score, is set in Art Nouveau style circa 1907 with innovative choreography by long-time NYTB choreographer, Keith Michael; set design by Gillian Bradshaw-Smith; and costumes by Resident Costume Designer of the Metropolitan Opera, Sylvia Nolan.

Tickets are $35 for children ages 12 and under and $40 for adults, and are available at online at www.nytb.org, via Ticketmaster at (800) 982-2787, or in-person at the Florence Gould Hall box office. For more information, contact the Florence Gould Hall box office at (212) 355-6160.


Florence Gould Hall | 55 East 59th Street


 

December 13, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

El Museo
East Harlem Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony & Multicultural
Celebration
Friday, December 13, 2013 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Franklin Plaza, Third Avenue @106th Street, NYC


Join us as we officially kick-off our countdown to the holidays as we Light up the Night in El Barrio! We will be joined by our local elected officials, musical performances by Rev. Johnny Acevedo and the Young People's Chorus, and an awards ceremony honoring the Holiday Tree Tradition founders. Come meet the Honorary Kings, Madrinas and Padrinos who will lead El Museo del Barrio's Three Kings Day Parade on Monday, January 6, 2014.

Admission: FREE


Franklin Plaza | Third Avenue @106th Street, NYC


Another New York Cool Tip:

New Dances PLUS: Edition 2013
Wednesday, December 11 at 8 PM
Thursday, December 12 at 8 PM
Friday, December 13 at 8 PM
Saturday, December 14 at 8 PM
Sunday, December 15 at 3 PM
Peter Jay Sharp Theater

New Dances PLUS: Edition 2013 brings together three of today’s notable choreographers (Takehiro Ueyama, Brian Brooks, and Darrell Grand Moultrie), assigned to create world-premiere commissions for the classes in The Juilliard School’s Dance Division, and features Juilliard’s fourth-year dancers in the first United States performances of acclaimed choreographer and Juilliard alumna Pina Bausch’s Wind von West (1975). In the December 11th and 12th performances, the cast of Wind von West will include dancers from the Folkwang University in Essen, Germany. Photo by Rosalie O’Connor

Tickets $30 at the Juilliard Box Office, by calling (212) 721-6500, or online at www.juilliard.edu/newdances. Half-price senior/student tickets, TDF at the Juilliard Box Office only
http://www.juilliard.edu/newdances


Peter Jay Sharp Theater | 155 W 65th Street, NY, NY 10023


 

December 12, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Malika Zouhali-Worrall's
Call Me Kuchu
Thursday, December 12, 2013 @ 7:00PM
Museum of Tolerance New York


In Uganda, a new bill threatens to make homosexuality punishable by death. David Kato, Uganda's first openly gay man, and retired Anglican Bishop Christopher Senyonjo work against the clock to defeat state-sanctioned homophobia while combating vicious persecution in their daily lives. But no one is prepared for the brutal murder that shakes their movement to its core and sends shock waves around the world.

Malika Zouhali-Worrall is a British-Moroccan filmmaker and journalist based in New York. Her work has been published in The Financial Times and at CNN.com, For which she has reported from India, Uganda, China and the U.S. Malika is a graduate of Cambridge University and holds an MA in International Affairs from The Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po), where she studied under an Entente Cordiale full scholarship. She is a Chaz & Roger Ebert Directing Fellow, and an alumnus of the Film Independent Documentary Lab and the Garrett Scott Documentary Development Grant. In 2012, Filmmaker Magazine named Malika one of the 25 New Faces of Independent Film. Next up, Malika will be producing LONG YEAR BEGIN, a documentary by David Osit about the Global Seed Vault and humanity's perpetual quest for self-preservation.

Q&A with Director, Writer and Producer Malika Zouhali-Worrall following film.

Admission: $15
For more information and to RSVP
http://www.museumoftolerancenewyork.com/callmekuchu

Museum of Tolerance New York | 226 East 42nd Street
Between 2nd and 3rd Ave | New York, NY 10017



Another New York Cool Tip:

The Censorship of Lillian Hellman's The Children's Hour:
The ACLU's First Gay Rights Case
Excerpts from the Play and the 1936 Court Case
Thursday, December 12 @ | 6:30pm
Elebash Recital Hall
| Martin E Seagal Theatre

In response to the recent Supreme Court decision striking down a key part of the Defense of Marriage Act in the ACLU’s Windsor case, the Segal Center will present Lillian Hellman’s play The Children’s Hour. The play, directed by Ashley Kelly Tata, will be interspersed with dramatic reinterpretations of one of the first court cases to focus in the censorship of gay and lesbian content in literature and art.

The 1934 play was the subject of one of the first court cases to address the censorship of gay and lesbian subject matter; after meeting huge success on Broadway, it was slated to run in Boston but was banned by the city’s public censor because of its “lesbian content.”

In 1936, the play’s producer and the ACLU teamed up to challenge the ruling in federal court, marking the ACLU’s first “gay rights” case and bringing the public censor under intense public scrutiny. While the play’s ban was upheld by the courts, gay rights and the censorship of gay and lesbian themes in the arts became part of the public conversation.

Followed by a discussion with Amanda Goad, Staff Attorney, LGBT and AIDS Project, American Civil Liberties Union, and Jordan Schildscrout, Assistant Professor of Theatre and Performance at SUNY Purchase, moderated by Jim Wilson, Professor of Theatre at The Graduate Center, CUNY.

Free! First come, first served

Martin E. Segal Theatre Center | The Graduate Center, CUNY | 365 Fifth Ave at 34th St.


December 11, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Ice Skating at The Rink
November 1, 2013 - March 2, 2014
Sunday – Thursday: 8am – 10pm
Friday & Saturday: 8am – 12am
Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park

The Rink is the centerpiece of Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park. The 170' x 100' rink features free admission ice skating, in addition to high quality rental skates, skating shows, special events, and activities.

Whether you are looking to skate before going to the office, through the lunch hour, with friends at a party, with a date, or for a spin under the stars at a holiday party, Winter Village is the perfect destination.

Holiday Shops
November 1, 2013 - January 5, 2014
Monday–Friday: 11am – 8pm
Saturday: 10am – 9pm
Sunday: 10am – 6pm
Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park
Featuring more than 125 boutique-style shops in the park's tree-lined allées, the Holiday Shops complete the park's transformation into a winter wonderland.
From distinctive apparel to jewelry, decorative goods, local foods, and much more, the Holiday Shops are the perfect place to find gifts for all – adults, kids, and even pets.

All events are free to attend and more information can be found at http://wintervillage.org/

Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park


Levi's WRAP Gift Wrapping Kiosk
Bank of America Winter Village
Saturdaysor Sundays
Bryant Park

Purchase a gift at Winter Village Saturdays or Sundays in December and receive a voucher for free gift wrapping.

For every item purchased at the Holiday Shops, receive a voucher good for one free gift wrapping. Bring the voucher to the Levi's WRAP booth, located next to the Rink entrance.

Plus, each voucher contains a coupon good for $20 off a purchase of $100 at any New York City Levi's store.

The Levi's WRAP booth is open 11:00am - 8:00pm on Saturdays and Sundays, through December 22.
website: http://wintervillage.org/

Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park


 

December 10, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

RuPaul's Drag Race Winner Stars JINKX MONSOON & MAJOR SCALES: UNWRAPPED
December 7 at 8pm
December 8-10 at 7pm & 9pm.
The Laurie Beechman Theatre

"Jinkx Monsoon and Major Scales are the millennial Kiki and Herb." -- TheaterMania

After an acclaimed run in the Off-Broadway sleeper hit THE VAUDEVILLIANS, its creators return to share the holidays with their fans in JINKX MONSOON & MAJOR SCALES: UNWRAPPED. Performances of this comic holiday confection will begin December 7.

JINKX MONSOON & MAJOR SCALES: UNWRAPPED gives audiences a look at the holiday season through the jaded, sassy, somewhat boozy eyes of two bitter queens. Featuring original songs, covers and comedy from these celebrated performers, UNWRAPPED has a little something for everyone at the most wonderful time of the year.

Tickets are $25 (plus a $15 food/drink minimum.) A $50 VIP ticket including priority seating and meet-and-greet is also available. For tickets, call 212-352-3101 or visit www.SpinCycleNYC.com.

The Laurie Beechman Theater | Inside West Bank Cafe | 407 West 42nd Street
At Ninth Avenue, accessible from the A,C,E,N,R,V,F,1,2,3 trains at 42nd Street)


 

Another New York Cool Tip:

Juilliard Jazz Ensembles in Our Voices
Tuesday, December 10 at 8 PM
Paul Hall

Juilliard Jazz musicians perform original student-composed works that highlight the unique musical and compositional styles created within the Juilliard Jazz Division. Photo by Chris Cooper

FREE tickets available 11/26 at the Juilliard Box Office
http://events.juilliard.edu/?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D80462995

Paul Hall | 155 W 65th Street, NY, NY 10023


December 9, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Undressed:
The Art of Sex & Seduction
Behind the Boudoir:
The Secrets of Sex Appeal
Panel discussion with Ian Kerner, Helen Fisher,
and Liz Plosser
Monday, December 9, 2013 @ 7pm
FIAF


Presented as part of Undressed: The Art of Sex & Seduction
Series curated by Erica Lumière

Where does sexual chemistry come from? What are the most sexy scents, seductive sounds, tempting tastes, sensual sights, and exciting erogenous zones?
Learn about the fascinating research behind the secret language of love, lust, and physical attraction with CNN Health sex and relationship expert Ian Kerner; biological anthropologist Helen Fisher; and Liz Plosser, senior editor at Cosmopolitan magazine.

Talk will be followed by a book signing.

individual Talks
FIAF Members $20
Non-Members $25
Three-Talk Package
FIAF Members: $50
Non-Members: $65
http://www.fiaf.org/events/fall2013/2013-12-09-boudoir.shtml


FIAF, Le Skyroom | 22 East 60th Street
New York, NY 10022


Another New York Cool Tip:

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Presents:
We Are Proud to Present...
An Evening with Playwright Jackie Sibblies Drury
Monday, December 9 @ 6:30pm
The Segal Theatre

Join us for a look at the work of young, New York-based playwright Jackie Sibblies Drury. Her Edgerton New Play Award-winning play, We Are Proud to Present a Presentation... was part of PRELUDE.11, followed by the 2012 world premiere production at Chicago’s Victory Gardens Theater, the New York premiere at SoHo Rep, and the West Coast premiere at the Matrix Theatre in Los Angeles. We Are Proud to Present a Presentation... will be performed this upcoming season at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, Available Light Theatre, Company One, Undermain Theatre, and InterAct Theatre.

The event will feature mixed media from past productions of her work, as well as readings and glimpses of works-in-progress, followed by a discussion with Shira Milikowsky (Director; Artistic Associate, A.R.T) and Geoffrey Jackson Scott (Director of New Play Development at Victory Gardens), and others.

Jackie’s work has been featured at PRELUDE’11, The Bay Area Playwrights Festival, Victory Gardens 2010 Ignition Festival, American Theater Company’s 10 x 10 Festival, and The Magic Theatre’s Virgin Play Festival. Jackie received a 2012-13 Van Lier Fellowship at New Dramatists. She was a member of the 2011-12 Soho Rep Writer/Director lab, a 2010-12 New York Theater Workshop Emerging Artist of Color Fellow, and member of The Civilians’ R&D Group. She was the dramaturg and contributing writer for Zero Cost House, a collaboration between Pig Iron Theatre Company and Japanese playwright Toshiki Okada. Jackie is a NYTW Usual Suspect and a MacDowell Colony fellow and is on committees to organize classes for Pataphysics Playwriting Workshops and The Public School New York. She is a graduate of Brown’s MFA playwriting program, where she received the David Wickham Prize in Playwriting. Her play Social Creatures was commissioned by Trinity Repertory Theater Company in Providence, RI and premiered there in March 2013. Jackie is the inaugural recipient of the 2012-14 Jerome New York Fellow at the Lark Play Development Center.

Free! First come, first served

Martin E. Segal Theatre Center \ The Graduate Center, CUNY
365 Fifth Ave at 34th St.


December 8, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

5th Annual 'Composers Play Composers' Marathon
'Fretathon'
The closing concert of the Composers Concordance
'Timbre Tantrum' Festival
Sunday, December 8th 8pm to 11pm
Drom NYC

Composers Concordance presents the 5th annual marathon concert, entitled 'Composers Play Composers.' This year 'Comp Play Comp' will be part of the Composers Concordance 'Timbre Tantrum' Festival. Each of the six concerts of the festival will focus on a particular timbre. The marathon's focus will be on fretted instruments. This marathon will consist of a 3-hour performance with 26 composers playing their own works. The marathon will have three sets with two 10-minute breaks. Each set will feature eight composers performing their three-minute compositions. This year, the composers/performers include Angela Babin & Cristian Amigo, David Acker, Bruce Arnold, Doug Balliett, Greg Baker, Lynn Bechtold, Paul Carlon, John Clark, Dan Cooper, Glenn Cornett, Joe Gallant, Jane Getter, Patrick Grant, Kevin James, Peter Jarvis, Alon Nechushtan, Daniel Palkowski, Milica Paranosic, Gene Pritsker, Rubens Salles, Daniel Schnyder & Mat Fieldes, William Schimmel, Larry Simon, Demetrius Spaneas, David Soldier, and Robert Voisey.

$15


Drom NYC | 85 Avenue A, NYC
Between 5th and 6th St.
East Village section of Downtown Manhattan
New York, NY 10009
(212) 777-1157
Closest subway is the 2nd ave stop on the F.
The club is also walkable distance from the 6 (Astor Place) and R, W (8th St - NYU)


Another New York Cool Tip:

RuPaul's Drag Race Winner Stars JINKX MONSOON & MAJOR SCALES: UNWRAPPED
December 7 at 8pm
December 8-10 at 7pm & 9pm.
The Laurie Beechman Theatre

"Jinkx Monsoon and Major Scales are the millennial Kiki and Herb." -- TheaterMania

After an acclaimed run in the Off-Broadway sleeper hit THE VAUDEVILLIANS, its creators return to share the holidays with their fans in JINKX MONSOON & MAJOR SCALES: UNWRAPPED. Performances of this comic holiday confection will begin December 7.

JINKX MONSOON & MAJOR SCALES: UNWRAPPED gives audiences a look at the holiday season through the jaded, sassy, somewhat boozy eyes of two bitter queens. Featuring original songs, covers and comedy from these celebrated performers, UNWRAPPED has a little something for everyone at the most wonderful time of the year.

Tickets are $25 (plus a $15 food/drink minimum.) A $50 VIP ticket including priority seating and meet-and-greet is also available. For tickets, call 212-352-3101 or visit www.SpinCycleNYC.com.

The Laurie Beechman Theater | Inside West Bank Cafe | 407 West 42nd Street
At Ninth Avenue, accessible from the A,C,E,N,R,V,F,1,2,3 trains at 42nd Street)


 

Another New York Cool Tip:

Raquel Z. Rivera & Ojos de Sofia
Las Décimas del Amargue & Other Songs of Love
Sunday December 8, 3:30PM – 5:00PM
St. Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery

The 500 year-old Ibero-Afro-American poetic traditions of "décima" that nourish Puerto Rican jíbaro music and the Dominican Republic's bachata take an innovative, feminist twist under the twinkling eyes of Puerto Rican singer-songwriter, author and scholar, Raquel Z. Rivera. Raquel and her group Ojos de Sofía, will present her original compositions, written in the décima format and arranged by Puerto Rican guitarist/cuatrista Bryan Vargas and Dominican guitarist Yasser Tejeda, in a concert entitled Las Décimas del Amargue & Other Songs of Love. The event celebrates the connections between jíbaro music, renowned for its use of the décima poetic form and bachata, known as "music of bitterness", which also draws from the décima form. (The décima is structured around octosyllabic lines - ten per stanza - which rhyme ABBAACCDDC). Another point of connection between jíbaro music and bachata is that both have been profoundly influenced by bolero. That is where the “other songs of love” from the concert title come in—popular boleros interpreted by Anabellie Rivera.

$10 suggested donation. For more information write to ojosdesofia@gmail.com.

St. Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery Performance Space | 131 East 10th Street
(at Second Avenue)




December 7, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

THE PHILHALLMONICS PRESENT A FREE HOLIDAY CONCERT
“MAN WITH THE BAG”
December 7, 2013 @ 1:00 pm & 4:00 pm
LINCOLN CENTER’S THE BRUNO WALTER AUDITORIUM


-- Santa Appears and Dances Too! --


This weekend join The Philhallmonics swingin’ and singin’ their way through holiday favorites in “Man With The Bag” presented by The Lincoln Center Library for the Performing Arts and The PhilHallmonics (www.philhallmonics.com) on Saturday, December 7, 2013, 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. at the Bruno Walter Auditorium at Lincoln Center (entrance at 65th St & Amsterdam). The PhilHallmonics is led by founder, Broadway conductor and composer, Phil Hall and directed by Broadway choreographer Sharon Halley.

Whether you’ve been naughty or nice, Santa’s got something in his bag that’s sure to delight. You’ll enjoy innovative stylings of holiday chestnuts such as “I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm,” “We Need A Little Christmas,” “Jingle Bell Rock,” “Once Upon A December,” “That Holiday Feeling,” “Little Saint Nick”, “I Love The Winter Weather,” among many, many other toe tapping tunes. You’ll also find the crowd pleasing Sugar Plum Ladies, from previous holiday concerts, conspire to establish themselves as indispensable members of The Philhallmonics, and will do whatever it takes to do so.

NOTE: The concert is free with general seating, and there is a maximum capacity of 200 seats. Since this is a popular free holiday event, it is strongly advised to be in line an hour prior to the performance time.

Bruno Walter Auditorium at Lincoln Center | Entrance at 65th St & Amsterdam


Another New York Cool Tip:

Dances Patrelle Presents
18th Annual Production
The Yorkville Nutcracker
December 5-8, 2013
The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College

Dances Patrelle presents the 18th annual production of The Yorkville Nutcracker from December 5-8, 2013 at The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College, E. 68th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues, NYC. Performances: Thursday - Friday at 7pm; Saturday at 2pm and 7pm; and Sunday at noon and 5pm.

The company presents the 18th annual production of choreographer Francis Patrelle's unique rendition of Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky's holiday classic The Nutcracker. Set in 1895, The Yorkville Nutcracker takes the audience on an action-packed tour of 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. Lavish sets and costumes, enchanting music and beautiful dancers from ages 5 to 65 complete this thrilling production, with New York City Ballet principals Jenifer Ringer and Jared Angle as the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier. Matthew Dibble, a soloist in Royal Ballet who performed on Broadway in Twyla Tharp's Come Fly Away, will join the show as the Snow Boy.


For more information, visit www.dancespatrelle.org.


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

 


 

December 6, 2013

Bestow: DENYC Holiday Pop-Up to Benefit NY Cares
Thursday Dec. 5 - Opening Night and Party, from 7-10PM
Friday Dec. 6 from 5-9PM
Sat/Sun Dec 7 – 8, from 11-8 PM
Weekday Evenings: Fri. Dec 6 & Wed. Dec. 10 - Fri Dec. 13, from 5-9 PM
Sat/Sun Dec. 14 -15, from 11-8 PM
Bestow Holiday Pop-Up

In what promises to be a head-turning retail event, 30 prominent alumni of the Design Entrepreneurs NYC (DENYC) program are coming together to create an unforgettably chic holiday pop-up boutique that will also benefit New York Cares and serve as a collection site for their winter coat drive. This diverse group of New York fashion designers will be offering an expertly curated mix of unique ready to wear, evening wear, swimwear, jewelry and accessories. Bestow promises to be the premiere New York City destination for acquiring truly special gifts, in part because each designer will be making a 10% donation of all sales to New York Cares.
www.designentrepreneursnyc.com

Free

Bestow Holiday Pop-Up | 101 West 15th Street at 6th Avenue


Another New York Cool Tip:

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Opening Night Gala (December 4th) 7:00pm (note earlier curtain time)
Tuesday - Thursday evenings 7:30pm (note new curtain time)
Friday & Saturday evenings 8:00pm
Sunday evenings 7:30pm
Saturday matinees 2:00pm
Sunday matinees 3:00pm
December 4, 2013 – January 5, 2014
New York City Center

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, beloved as one of the world’s most popular dance companies, returns to the New York City Center stage from December 4, 2013 – January 5, 2014, led by Artistic Director Robert Battle, with premieres, new productions and exciting performances by Ailey’s acclaimed dancers that have become a joyous holiday tradition.

Tickets starting at $25 go on sale September 3rd and can be purchased at the New York City Center Box Office, through CityTix® at (212) 581-1212 or online at www.alvinailey.org or www.nycitycenter.org. Discount tickets are available for Ailey Super Fans who purchase tickets for more than one performance, for students with an appropriate ID and for groups of 10 or more (discounts do not apply to $25 tickets). The Saturday Family Matinee series includes a post-performance Q & A with the Ailey dancers and an increased availability of $25 tickets, but buy early for the best seat selection (Not available online and subject to available and 6 ticket maximum). For group sales, call 212-405-9082 or e-mail groupsales@alvinailey.org. For further information about the Alvin Ailey New York City center season please visit www.alvinailey.org.

For more information, visit www.alvinailey.org.

New York City Center | 131 West 55th Street
Between 6th and 7th Avenues, New York, NY
(212) 581-1212 / www.nycitycenter.org


December 5, 2013

New York Cool Tip:


Wedding Buddha Blue and Yellow, 2009
Acrylic silkscreen on canvas, 30 x 30 inches

Buddhas in the Garden | Paintings by Hedy Klineman
Monday – Friday from 11 am – 6 pm
Sunday from 11 am – 4 pm
October 3 – December 12, 2013
Opening reception Thursday, October 3, 6-8 pm.
TIBET HOUSE US

Buddhas in the Garden, a solo exhibition of more than 50 paintings by Hedy Klineman, will be on view at the gallery at Tibet House US from October 3 through December 12, 2013. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, October 3, 6-8 pm.

Hedy Klineman’s work from the past decade employs vibrant color and spiritual imagery to offer the keen social insight that has marked her forty-year career. The exhibition includes acrylic paintings and silkscreens on canvas and paper. Returning to a familiar face, the ethereal stone Buddha that graced her 1990s oeuvre, Klineman deploys the mystical figure again and again like a mantra, coalescing the collection and adding a calming, meditative presence.

A short film by Zachary Skinner, about the artist, her practice, her process, and her gardens will run continually throughout the exhibition.

Tibet House | 22 West 15th Street, New York, NY 10011
212-807-0563
www.tibethouse.us
zola@tibethouse.us


 

December 4, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Erin & The Project at The Bitter End
Wednesday, Dec. 4th. 10pm - 10:45pm
The Bitter End

Don't miss the Soul/R&B/Blues original sounds of national touring act, Erin & The Project, featuring world class, award winning vocalist, Erin Ezekiel. This 10pm set is the most promising event around on a Wednesday night in NYC! Only $5 at the door! Have a drink with friends and listen as they premier fresh new tunes from their upcoming album produced by Grammy winner, Oz Fritz! Check them out at www.erinandtheproject.com!

Tickets $5 at the door.
www.bitterend.com

The Bitter End | 147 Bleecker Street


Another New York Cool Tip:

Fassbinder Smith Street Opens in Cobble Hill
December 4, 2013 5pm-9pm
Holiday Party & Launch of “Warm Winter Wednesday’s”
Featuring Traditional German Glühwein
Fassbinder

Fassbinder, Sonja Fries’s beloved former West Village jewelry boutique that popped back up last season in Cobble Hill, is returning to her coveted Smith Street location just in time for the holidays. In addition to Fries’s own jewelry line, the store will feature a fresh line-up of intriguing and unique work from jewelry designers Naomi Blumenthal, Martin Bernstein, Symbiotique and Michal Lando, fine jewelry artists whose work is usually found in galleries and art shows such as SOFA and Miami Art Basel. This year also marks the introduction of a ready to wear clothing collection by designer Kal Rieman. All featured designers create their work in the United States.

www.sonjafriesllc.blogspot.com
Free Open Event


Fassbinder | 233 Smith Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231


 

December 3, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Juilliard Songfest: Celebrating Benjamin Britten
Tuesday, December 3 at 8 PM
Alice Tully Hall

Juilliard singers share the stage in a concert curated and performed by Brian Zeger, Artistic Director of the Ellen and James S. Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts. This all-Britten program celebrating the composer’s centenary features Canticle II: Abraham and Isaac, Songs and Proverbs of William Blake, and other Britten songs. Photo by Hiroyuki Ito

FREE tickets available 11/19 at the Juilliard Box Office
http://events.juilliard.edu/?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D80462994

Alice Tully Hall | 1941 Broadway, NY, NY 10023


 

December 2, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Presents
Monday, December 2
The Legacy of Squat Theatre:
Budapest + New York
3:00pm Screenings + 6:30pm Conversation
Martin E Segal Theatre

Squat Theatre began as a theatrical ensemble initiating independent stage work in 1970s Budapest, which was deep in the throes of the Cold War. Squat’s radical notions of theatre questioned the very act of spectatorship, the boundary between art and life, the fictive and the real. Their work was heavily censored and often banned. The company was forced to go underground, performing in the privacy of members’ apartments and on unusual sites (e.g., an empty chapel). In 1976, the group emigrated to France. Their success at the 1977 Nancy Festival, when they took the name Squat Theatre, was followed by their immigration to New York, where Squat became a major presence in the downtown art and theatre world through 1985.

Squat's three storefront productions, Pig, Child, Fire! (special citation at the Obies in 1978), Andy Warhol's Last Love, and Mr. Dead & Mrs. Free, winner of the Best New American Play Obie Award in 1981, garnered the attention of theatre critics and audiences worldwide, among them Richard Schechner, Arthur Sainer, Bonnie Marranca, Ivan Nagel, Susan Sontag, Alisa Solomon, Peter Sellars, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, and others.

3:00pm Screenings
Join us for an afternoon of screenings of Squat Theatre's storefront performances.

3pm: Andy Warhol's Last Love
4pm: Pig, Child, Fire!
5pm: Mr. Dead & Mrs. Free
6:30pm Conversation

We are proud to host Squat company members Anna Koos, Eva Buchmuller, Judith Halasz, Rebecca Major, and Simon Daillie as part of a discussion on the company's work and impact. Also invited are Eszter Balint, Boris Major, and Cora Fisher. The evening will also include clips from Squat's early work.

Free

Martin E. Segal Theatre Center| The CUNY Graduate Center| 365 Fifth Avenue


 

December 1, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

NAKED HOLIDAYS
Saturdays at 7:30PM & 10:30PM
Sundays at 7PM
Additional performances Nov. 29, Dec. 23, 26, 27 & 30 at 8PM.
November 30 - December 30th
The Cutting Room

EndTimes Productions presents the 7th annual edition of this flesh-filled evening of non-traditional holiday mischief, music and merriment. This boisterous holiday celebration puts a bawdy spin on some of our best-loved winter traditions. With all-new musical numbers and sketches, as well as the traditional full-monty closer, "The Naked People Play", Naked Holidays is sure to deliver more holiday cheer than you’ve felt since puberty. Highlights include "Christmas Village of the Damned," about an infected elf who spreads a zombie plague through Santa's workshop; "A Very Paula Deen Hannukah," featuring the infamous chef baking latkas under the guidance of Rabbi Hirschfeld and "Total Eclipse of the Heart," centering on a lonely and frustrated Mrs. Claus who indulges her darkest fantasies while Santa is away delivering toys.

Tickets are $45, available at 212-352-3101 or www.EndTimesProductions.org.

The Cutting Room | 44 East 32 Street at Park Avenue

 


 


 

 

 


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