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Click here for the New York Cool May/June 2013 Edition

June 7 - 15th

New York Cool won't be updated on a daily basis from June 7 - 15th.... or we may surprise you (depending on the internet Gods). But if you don't see daily updates, we will be definitely back on line and rocking on June 16th.


 

June 6, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Lydia Johnson Dance
June 6-8 at 7:30 PM
Ailey Citigroup Theater


Choreographer Lydia Johnson presents her Company in the premieres of works to music by Schubert and Argentinian composer Osvaldo Golijov. The program will be completed by Johnson works to J.S. Bach and contemporary Polish composer Henryk Gorecki. The outstanding 15-member ensemble consists of dancers whose credits include American Ballet Theatre and the companies of Lar Lubovitch, Tricia Brown and Kyle Abraham.

Tickets: $20
Reservations: 212.868.4444 or www.smarttix.com


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


Another New York Cool Tip:

Daniel Damiano's
THE GOLDEN YEAR
Thurs at 7PM
Fri. & Sat. at 8PM
Sun. at 3PM
Mon. June 24 at 7PM
June 6-29

WorkShop Theater Main Stage

WorkShop Theater Company presents the World Premiere of Daniel Damiano’s THE GOLDEN YEAR. Kathy Gail MacGowan directs. The cast features Ellen Barry (McCarter Theatre, Syracuse Stage, BoarsHead Theatre: “Best Leading Actress”, Wit), Gerry Goodstein (Interchange, “Law and Order”) and Joesph Franchini (2012 Drama Desk nominee: Best Actor). Joe and Jean Brancato, a newly retired Long Island couple, seek to rest on the laurels of a life thus far made up of hard work and economizing. While Joe, retired-by-choice, is content to relax for a bit before “embarking on all their adventures”, Jean is still licking her wounds from a “forced” retirement. In this newly sedentary period, Jean begins to question her life, and to her surprise (and Joe’s) spontaneously auditions and secures a role in the local community theatre production of a new play. Her journey as an actress leads to a surprising end, as the play begins to mirror real life, bringing unexpected events that will test not only their marriage…but their collective sanity.

Tickets are $18 and $15 Students/Seniors available at WorkShop Theater Company site: http://workshoptheater.org/mainstage/2013/golden_year click on the “Buy Tickets on ovationtix” button, or go directly to https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/919461 OR call 1-866-811-4111|

WorkShop Theater Main Stage | 312 West 36th Street 4th Floor
Between 8th and 9th Avenues


 

June 5, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Aaron/Marie - Chapters 1-3
June 5 7PM
Ars Nova Theater

This performance comes to you as part of ANT Fest, Ars Nova's month-long Festival of All New Talent! A human-interest reporter and jack-of-all trades musician take us on a high-speed adventure in search of a missing roommate, an exiled immigrant and various ghosts of the Northeast. Music and narrative intertwine in the first installment of this epic saga of homespun stories and songs.
Created & Performed by Jerome Ellis & James Harrison Monaco

Tickets $15. For more details and ticket information visit http://arsnovanyc.com/antfest/

Ars Nova Theater | 511 West 54th St.


 

Another New York Cool Tip:

Rioult Dance
June 4 -9, 2013
The Joyce Theater

RIOULT Dance NY, a leading American modern dance company with a classic sensibility, announces its eight-performance New York Season
The Season includes the World Premiere of Artistic Director/Choreographer Pascal Rioult’s newest work, Iphigenia (working title), a dance drama inspired by the Greek heroine of the same name from Euripides' "Iphigenia in Aulis." The Season program also includes the critically acclaimed On Distant Shores (2011), the powerful Prelude to Night (2002), and one of the company's signature works, Bolero (2002).

Tickets can be purchased through The Joyce Theater's Box Office: www.joyce.org, (212) 242-0800. Prices for performances start at just $10 and range to $49.

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




June 4, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Hearts on Fire: Social Activism Today
Tuesday June 4th. 8:30PM - 10PM
92YTribeca

Lisa Weinert Consulting, Togather, and 92YTribeca are teaming up to produce an event to inspire dialogue about technology's role in driving social change. This live discussion on modern advocacy will feature Tina Brown, editor-in-chief of the Daily Beast and Newsweek and founder of Women in the World Foundation, Reshma Saujani, Founder of Girls Who Code, and Jill Iscol, author of the book, Hearts on Fire: Stories of Today's Visionaries Igniting Idealism into Action. Each participant will offer insights from a wide range of experts - from heading up non-profit organizations and global summits to serving in the Office of the New York City Public Advocate. The conversation will focus on challenges and opportunities that lay ahead for a new generation of leaders, including the implications of new media and digital innovation in their campaigns.

Tickets are $15 and may be purchased through Togather.com on the Hearts of Fire event page.

92YTribeca | 200 Hudson Street
New York, NY 10013


Another New York Cool Tip:

The School of American Ballet Workshop Performance Benefit 2013
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 (see text for times etc)
Lincoln Center's Peter Jay Sharp Theater

The School of American Ballet announces the Workshop Performance Benefit 2013 on Tuesday, June 4, 2013, honoring Peter Martins' and Kay Mazzo's 30th Anniversary at SAB. The Workshop Performance Benefit 2013 is The School of American Ballet's most anticipated event of the year. The annual Workshop Performances are SAB's only public performances and a rare opportunity to get a sneak preview of the ballet world's up and coming young stars. A Benefit Dinner follows the Tuesday evening performance at Lincoln Center, and attracts more than 550 arts patrons, corporate VIPs and New York's social elite for a seated dinner and dancing in the SAB studios, which are transformed into elegant dining rooms for the evening. Cocktails begin at 5:30pm at Morse Hall at the Juilliard School, 155 W. 65th Street, followed by the performance at 7pm at Lincoln Center's Peter Jay Sharp Theater, 155 W. 65th Street, and dinner and dancing at 9pm in the School's Studios in the Samuel B. and David Rose Building, 165 W. 65th Street, 5th floor.

Attire is cocktail or festive. Tickets begin at $300 and tables begin at $15,000. To purchase tickets, a table, or for more information, please contact Natalie Schweizer at nschweizer@sab.org or (212) 769-6610.

Lincoln Center's Peter Jay Sharp Theater | 155 W. 65th Street


 

June 3, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

“FORGET-ME-NOT” GALA, AN EVENING TO END ALZHEIMER’S
Monday, June 3, 2013
• 6:00- 6:30 p.m. – VIP Reception (special ticket required)
• 6:30 p.m. – Cocktail reception; Silent auction begins
• 7:30 p.m. – Dinner & dancing to Valerie Romanoff’s Starlight Orchestra; Live auction
The Pierre

Members of New York City’s philanthropic, business, health care and Alzheimer’s communities will join forces at the annual “Forget-Me-Not” Gala, An Evening to End Alzheimer’s hosted by the Alzheimer’s Association, New York City Chapter.

Renowned star of stage and screen Victor Garber, who most recently appeared in Argo, winner of this year’s Academy Award for Best Picture, will emcee the event. An ardent supporter of the Chapter, he lost both parents to complications from Alzheimer's disease.

Christian G. Heilmann, Chief Fiduciary Executive, U.S. Trust, will receive the Chapter’s Community Leadership Award for his commitment to addressing the issues of eldercare that are so prominent in today’s family dynamics and his leadership in developing the firm’s recently introduced Eldercare Planning program.

The Chapter’s Creative Leadership Award will go to actor Laurie Metcalf and the Broadway Production of “The Other Place” for Metcalf’s brilliant performance in a drama that movingly – and realistically – portrays the devastating emotional impact of early onset dementia. Metcalf is extraordinary as a physician struggling with the challenges and frustrations of declining cognition and family conflict.

Two members of the Chapter’s Junior Committee, Preeti Ashok Parasharami and Mikhail Raybshteyn, both Ernst & Young employees, will receive the Chapter’s Young Leadership Award for actively promoting the Chapter’s programs and raising awareness about Alzheimer’s and dementia.

David Hyde Pierce, 2007 Tony Award winner and tireless advocate in the Alzheimer’s community and with the New York City Chapter, will also attend the event. He serves on the Board of the National Alzheimer’s Association and as a national spokesperson. His father and grandfather died from the disease.

The evening, which will offer a cocktail reception, silent and live auctions, and dinner and dancing to Valerie Romanoff’s Starlight Orchestra, is expected to raise $1.2 million.

The gala will be chaired by NYC Chapter Board Member, Lori Oscher Friedman and her husband Eric Friedman, Executive Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom LLP & Associates.

TICKETS: Numerous sponsorship opportunities are also available. To purchase tickets, if you would like to support the fight against Alzheimer’s disease but cannot attend the gala, or for more information about advertising opportunities and how to donate auction items, visit www.alz.org/nyc
or contact Karen Holland at kholland@alznyc.org or at 646-744-2998
• Individual tickets are $1,250 each or $2,500 each for individual VIP tickets, which includes the VIP reception


The Pierre | 2 East 61st Street at Fifth Avenue in Manhattan


Another New York Cool Tip:

Poetry in Theatre Festival
With Judith Malina, Lemon Anderson, Jim Fletcher, Kenneth Goldsmith, Bob Holman, Sibyl Kempson, Christopher Knowles, Yusef Komunyakaa, and Ariana Reines
Monday, June 3, 2pm-9pm
Martin E. Segal Theatre Center in Elebash Recital Hall

Please join us at the Segal Center on Monday, June 3 as we bring together legendary and emerging voices on the crossroads between poetry and theatre. Readings, performances, and conversations will include:

Afternoon program beginning at 2pm:

Somewhere Near Here by Yusef Komunyakaa (Pulitzer Prize-winning poet), directed by Kenneth Sean Collins
Lorna written and directed by Ariana Reines and Jim Fletcher
Fidget by Kenneth Goldsmith, directed by Tom King
Clear the Range by Bob Holman and Bob Rosenthal, directed by Allison Troup-Jensen

Evening program beginning at 6:30pm:

Christopher Knowles reads The Sundance Kid is Beautiful and other poems
Lemon Anderson
Try! Try! by Frank O’Hara, directed by Elise Thoron and featuring Judith Malina (The Living Theatre), Michael Laurence, and David Margulies
Panel discussion with writers and Judith Malina, moderated by Frank Hentschker
Sibyl Kempson

Free and open to the public! First come, first served. Please note that capacity for this event is limited, and reservations will not be accepted.

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



 

June 2, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Oscar Peña's
A Cautionary Tail
Previews begin May 29
Opening Night June 10th
Through June 30th
Dates and Times Vary
The Flea Theater

The Flea Theater will present the world premiere of a cautionary tale by playwright christopher. Directed by Flea Resident Director Benjamin H. Kamine (Thomas Bradshaw’s Job), previews begin May 29 with opening night set for June 10.

a cautionary tail – a play of impossible choices - is set in a world of magical characters. First generation Chinese-Americans growing up in New York City, Vivian and Luke confront a confused tangle of family, a diverse array of friends, and their rampant sexuality. In our digital age, how can they navigate the traditional expectations of their mother with their American culture of individuality?

Tickets are $15 - $30 at 212-352-3101 or online at www.theflea.org.

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


 

June 1, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

SCHOOL OF AMERICAN BALLET 2013 WORKSHOP PERFORMANCES
Saturday, June 1, at 2pm and 8pm
The Peter Jay Sharp Theater

The School of American Ballet's 2013 Workshop Performances will take place at Lincoln Center's Peter Jay Sharp Theater on Saturday, June 1, (2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.) and Tuesday, June 4, (7:00 p.m. benefit performance) with an all-Balanchine program of Divertimento No. 15, Le Tombeau de Couperin, and Walpurgisnacht Ballet. As in years past, the performances will once again provide audiences with a unique opportunity to witness the pre-professional debuts of the nation's most talented ballet students as they prepare to embark on professional ballet careers with notable companies around the U.S. and abroad.

Tickets for the 2013 Workshop Performances may be purchased online at www.sab.org/workshop beginning April 15. Mail order forms may be requested by calling (212) 769-6600. Ticket prices are $50 for June 1 (2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m). Tickets for the June 4 benefit performance and dinner dance are available at $100 (performance only), $1,000, $1,500 and $2,500.

The Peter Jay Sharp Theater | 155 W. 65th Street
(between Amsterdam and Broadway).


Another New York Cool Tip:

Sidra Bell Dance New York: 2013 2 Weeks, 4 Works:
Thurs.-Sun., May 23-26
Thurs.-Sun., May 30-June 2
Baruch Performing Arts Center

Sidra Bell Dance New York (SBDNY, Inc.), presents four works during a two-week engagement at Baruch Performing Arts Center in New York City. The 2013 season will showcase four works that reflect Bell's ability to create work that defies boundaries and invites its spectators into a breathtaking experience. Program A: Week 1 (May 23-26), features the return of two audience favorites, STELLA (2012) & POOL (2011). Program B: Week 2 (May 30-31 & June 1-2), features two new works that have already received critical acclaim, Nudity (2012) & .heterogamy (2013). The programs are a reflection of a unique vision to bring progressive and graphic performance art to a wide- range of audiences in intimate settings.

Company website:
http://www.sidrabelldanceny.org

Advance Ticket Purchase: http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/bpac, or by calling Box Office: (646) 312-5073
General Admission: $25; Students $12 (with proper ID); Two Students $15 (with proper ID); Season Ticket (both works) $40 (Use Code "BELL").

Baruch Performing Arts Center (Nagelberg Theater) | East 25th Street, NYC 10010
(between Lexington & 3rd Avenues)


 

May 31, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Rooftop Films
May 31st and June 1st

Friday, May 31
Trapped (Short Films)
Does the world ever seem slightly off to you, like you haven’t slept in days? Are you worried that someone is plotting against you: your weird neighbor, or your adorable children, or your husband? Do you suspect that phantom casinos are scamming you, or the message in the heavy metal is making you evil? In this program of amusing and disquieting short films, it’s all true. You’re trapped, and these startling cinematic spectacles are your only escape.
Venue: On the roof of New Design High School, 350 Grand St. @ Essex (Lower East Side, Manhattan)
More info: www.rooftopfilms.com/2013/schedule/trapped-short-films/
8:00PM: Doors open
8:30PM: Live music by Lazyeyes
9:00PM: Films begin
11:30PM-1:00AM: After-party sponsored by Red Stripe at Fontana's (105 Eldridge St. @ Grand)

The Films:
A Pretty Funny Story (Evan Morgan | 20’)
Comme des Lapins (Osman Cerfon | 8’)
Club Magic Moment (Zachary Volker | 15’) Rooftop Filmmakers’ Fund recipient.
Endless Day (Anna Frances Ewert | 11’)
Black Metal (Kat Candler | 9’)
Avant Que de Tout Perdre (Xavier Legrand | 30’)

Saturday, June 1
The Dirties (Dir. Matt Johnson | Canada | 83 min.)
Matt and Owen are high school best friends, constantly bullied by a group they call “The Dirties.” When an assignment goes awry, the friends hatch a plan for revenge on their tormentors.
Venue: On the roof of New Design High School, 350 Grand St. @ Essex (Lower East Side, Manhattan)
More info: www.rooftopfilms.com/2013/schedule/the-dirties/
8:00PM: Doors open
8:30PM: Live music by Hanu Zahra
9:00PM: Film begins
10:30PM: Q&A with director Matt Johnson
11:30PM-1:00AM: After-party sponsored by Red Stripe at Fontana's (105 Eldridge St. @ Grand)


 

May 30, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

GORILLA
Thursday - Saturday at 8pm
Sunday at 3pm
Additional performances Tues. May 28 at 7pm
And Wed. May 29 at 8pm.
No performance on May 26.
Previews begin May 24th
Opening May 30th
May 24 - June 16
Theatre Row

Scandinavian American Theater Company will present the US Premiere of GORILLA by Rhea Leman. The Danish premiere was just nominated for the 2013 Reumert Award (the Danish equivalent of the Tony Award) for Best Playwrighting. Directed by Ari Edelson, previews begin May 24 at the Lion Theatre at Theatre Row. Opening is slated for May 30.

GORILLA follows five businessmen as they navigate through the final weekend of a team-building program under the guidance of the female head of Human Resources. Under the shadow of the economic collapse, greed, ambition, sex, power, gender, and sexuality all bubble to the surface as their true colors begin to emerge towards their company, families and each other.

The production stars Albert Bendix, Oliver Burns, Jennifer Dorr White, L.J. Ganser, Alfred Gingold, Khris Lewin and Tullan Holmqvist with set by Julia Przedmojska, costumes by Christine Kahler, lighting by Miriam Crowe and sound by Joe Lankheet. GORILLA is sponsored by The Danish Arts Council Committee for Performance Arts, The Consulate General of Denmark in New York and Wilhelm Hansen Fonden.

Tickets are $18 at 212-239-6200 or www.TeleCharge.com.

The Lion Theatre at Theatre Row | 410 West 42nd Street at 9th Avenue


 

May 29, 2013

New York Cool Tip:


CHARLES PONZI - A DOLLAR AND A SCHEME
Tuesday - Saturday at 7:30pm
Sunday at 3pm.
Previews begin May 28th
Opening May 30th
May 28 - June 9th
4th Street Theater

Black Moon Theatre Company will present the World Premiere of CHARLES PONZI - A DOLLAR AND A SCHEME. This multimedia biographical drama is written and performed by Alessio Bordoni and directed by René Migliaccio with mixed media collages by India Evans. Previews begin May 28 at New York Theatre Workshop's 4th Street Theater. Opening is slated for May 30.

CHARLES PONZI - A DOLLAR AND A SCHEME is based on the life and crimes of Italian-born swindler Charles Ponzi. In 1920, Ponzi found a way to exploit the rules of American capitalism and rapidly emerged as one of the wealthiest capitalists in the US -- at the expense of fifty thousand people. The play is an advocacy against the evils of unchecked capitalism as it exposes the mindset of one man whose primary goal was the pursuit of profit..


Running time is 70 minutes. Tickets are $20, available at www.eventbrite.com For info call 347-268-3276.

The 4th Street Theatre | 83 East 4th Street
Between 2nd Avenue and Bowery, accessible from the F train at 2nd Ave.


 

May 28, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Oscar Peña's
A Cautionary Tail
Previews begin May 29
Opening Night June 10th
Through June 30th
Dates and Times Vary
The Flea Theater

The Flea Theater will present the world premiere of a cautionary tale by playwright christopher. Directed by Flea Resident Director Benjamin H. Kamine (Thomas Bradshaw’s Job), previews begin May 29 with opening night set for June 10.

a cautionary tail – a play of impossible choices - is set in a world of magical characters. First generation Chinese-Americans growing up in New York City, Vivian and Luke confront a confused tangle of family, a diverse array of friends, and their rampant sexuality. In our digital age, how can they navigate the traditional expectations of their mother with their American culture of individuality?

Tickets are $15 - $30 at 212-352-3101 or online at www.theflea.org.

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


 

May 27, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

"Requiems for the Brave"
MONDAY, MAY 27, 2013, MEMORIAL DAY @ 7:00 PM
Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center

Mark Hayes, Composer/Conductor
Hayes: Requiem (World Premiere)
Hayes: The Gettysburg Address (New York Premiere)
Jonathan Griffith, DCINY Artistic Director and Principal Conductor
Maurice Duruflé: Requiem

*Featuring Distinguished Concerts Orchestra and Distinguished Concerts Singers International

For 50% off tickets enter the discount code online, by phone, or in person at Lincoln Center's box office - DCIWEB

Tickets: $20 - $100 (before discount)
On Sale Now!
Call CenterCharge at (212) 721-6500, or visit www.lincolncenter.org


Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center | 10 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023


 

May 26, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Blush
May 21-26, 2013
Brooklyn Academy of Music

The critically acclaimed and award-winning BLUSH comes to the inaugural season of the BAM Fisher Theater. Dense with emotional rawness and physical exertion, this intimate work chases one of the most elusive human expressions - the blush - through the stress and raptures as it melts to the edges of the skin.

General Admission tickets available now - or celebrate with special performance & event packages below!

May 21-26, 2013
$20-30
Reserve online now:
www.bam.org/gallimdance

BAM Fisher | 321 Ashland Place
Brooklyn, NY


Another New York Cool Tip:

Two Chamber Operas by Martin Halpern based on Yeats
Thursday/Friday/Saturday at 8 PM
Sunday at 3 PM
May 23-26
440 Studios

Two chamber operas in the intimate setting of 440 Studios. Veteran composer/librettist Martin Halpern presents"Purgatory" and "The Hour Glass," freely based on plays by William Butler Yeats centering on an aging man's struggle with a troubled conscience. Three outstanding singers: baritone Jim Trainor, tenor Blake Friedman; soprano Jacqueline Noparstak, accompanied by pianist Earl Buys.

Tickets: $25; $15 for students 7 seniors


440 Studios | 440 Lafayette Street
(Black Box Theater)
(between Astor Place and East 4th Streets)


 

May 25, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Lower East Side Festival of the Arts
Friday, May 24th through Sunday, May 26th
Theater For the New City

The 18th Annual Lower East Side Festival of the Arts, NYC's most diverse FREE 3-day, indoor and outdoor cultural celebration, will be held on Memorial Day weekend, Friday, May 24th through Sunday, May 26th, at Theater for the New City (155 1st Avenue between E. 9th & E. 10th Streets). This year's event brings together more than 100 performing arts organizations, local and international celebrities, filmmakers, playwrights, musicians, puppeteers, and more.

All events are FREE and open to the public. For a complete lineup and schedule, visit www.theaterforthenewcity.net. Or call 212-254-1109.

Theater for the New City |155 1st Avenue between E. 9th & E. 10th Streets)


Another New York Cool Tip:

RuPaul's Drag Race Favorite Premieres Solo Comedy
PANDORA BOXX: LICK THIS BOXX!
Friday, May 24 - Sunday, May 26 at 7:30pm
The Laurie Beechman Theater

PANDORA BOXX, a favorite contestant from RuPaul's Drag Race, will present the New York premiere of her solo comedy. Beginning May 24, the beloved comedienne will present PANDORA BOXX: LICK THIS BOXX! at The Laurie Beechman Theater (inside West Bank Cafe at 407 West 42nd Street -- at Ninth Avenue, accessible from the A,C,E,N,R,V,F,1,2,3 trains at 42nd Street). This limited engagement runs for 3 performances only: Friday, May 24 - Sunday, May 26 at 7:30pm.

Tickets are $20 plus a $15 food/drink minimum. VIP Tickets for $40, which include preferred seating, a signed Pandora Boxx photo, a post-show meet-and-greet, and a photo op with Pandora, are also available. To purchase 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)




May 24, 2013

New York Cool Tip:


Illustration by Sophie Escabasse



Another New York Cool Tip: "The Big Apple Posse Trilogy," an action adventure story for everyone who is old enough to be scared, is for sale at Barnes and Noble. Written by Wendy R. Williams and illustrated by Sophie Escabasse.



Faithfull, Mick Jagger's Muse
May 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st @ 9:00pm
Susan Batson Studio Theatre

London, 1968. Marianne Faithfull is famous, rich and immersed in a passionate relationship with Mick Jagger. She was a British pop sensation, fashion icon and muse to many... five years later, she had nothing.
Written & Performed By Fiona Graham, www.fiona-graham.com -

When the spotlights turned and Marianne was surrounded by scandal, she was faced with the mythology that grew around her. She was “the victim of cool, the tyranny of hip.” In the days leading up to her very public fall, Marianne grappled with her love for Mick and her love for drugs...
www.mickjaggersmuse.com

Tickets- $20.

For more performance information visit www.mickjaggersmuse.com

Susan Batson Studio Theatre | 300 West 43rd Street, 3rd Floor
NY, 10036
Between 8th & 9th Avenue
Nearest Subway 42nd Street Port Authority
www.susanbatsonstudionyc.com


 

May 23, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Sergei Kvitko in a Solo Piano Debut at Carnegie Hall With Special Guests:
Lucas Segovia and Kara Zimmerman of Joffrey Ballet of Chicago
Thursday May 23, 2013 at 8 PM
Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall

Sergei Kvitko, acclaimed pianist, composer, recording engineer and producer, presents a solo piano recital that includes Enrique Granados’ rarely performed, exquisitely passionate and profoundly poetic suite Escenas Romanticas; Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition – the monumental interpretation, recording of which American Record Guide proclaimed “among the best ever made,” and his original virtuoso transcriptions of Bach’s Prelude in C Major – an unexpectedly romantic take on the famous piece; Mussorgsky’s Trepak from “Songs and Dances of Death”- dark and mysterious song transcribed for solo piano in tradition of Schubert-Liszt arrangements; and Eugène Ysaÿe’s Solo Violin Sonata No. 3 “Ballade” – violin bravura masterpiece in its first ever daring arrangement for piano.
For the performance of Granados’ Escenas Románticas, Sergei will be joined on the stage by Lucas Segovia and Kara Zimmerman, the stars of the Joffrey Ballet of Chicago, for a unique mini-ballet choreographed exclusively for this collaboration.


Tickets (general: $35, students & seniors: $20) available at CarnegieCharge (212) 247-7800, or at www.carnegiehall.org

Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall | 154 West 57th Street, New York 10019




May 21, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

An Evening Celebrating New York Theatre Ballet & Ballet School NY
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 6:30pm
Repertorio Español


New York Theatre Ballet announces their benefit, An Evening Celebrating New York Theatre Ballet & Ballet School NY, on Tuesday, May 21, 2013.

The evening, which will be hosted by i Trulli, will begin at 6:30pm with cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and an exclusive performance by NYTB performing popular selections from their repertory at Repertorio Español, 138 E. 27th Street, NYC. The evening will continue with a four-course dinner with Pugliese wine pairing at i Trulli, 122 E. 27th Street, NYC.

Register online at nytb.org or by calling 212-679-0401. Seating is limited. Admission is $30 (tax deductible) for the performance and hors d'oeuvres or $175 ($100 tax deductible) for the dinner at i Trulli, which includes admission to the show at Repertorio Español.

Repertorio Español | 138 East 27th Street, NYC



Another New York Cool Tip:

Blush
May 21-26, 2013
Brooklyn Academy of Music

The critically acclaimed and award-winning BLUSH comes to the inaugural season of the BAM Fisher Theater. Dense with emotional rawness and physical exertion, this intimate work chases one of the most elusive human expressions - the blush - through the stress and raptures as it melts to the edges of the skin.

General Admission tickets available now - or celebrate with special performance & event packages below!

May 21-26, 2013
$20-30
Reserve online now:
www.bam.org/gallimdance

BAM Fisher | 321 Ashland Place
Brooklyn, NY


 

May 20, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Playwrights Writing for Television: Success or Compromise?
With Sheila Callaghan, Itamar Moses, Diana Son, & Matt Schatz
Monday, May 20, 6:30pm
Martin E. Segal Theatre, The Graduate Center, CUNY

New York playwrights who write for television gather at the Segal to examine whether their work is enhanced or compromised by working in both worlds. New York has always provided a steady stream of talent for the television industry. The recent growth of TV writing away from Los Angeles and the success of long-form TV series on networks like HBO have expanded opportunities for successful writers. Like actors, these writers move in both worlds – but how do they manage it?

Catherine Sheehy (Chair of Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism at Yale School of Drama and Resident Dramaturg at Yale Rep), will moderate the discussion, featuring writers Sheila Callaghan (Roadkill Confidential/United States of Tara, Shameless) Diana Son (Stop Kiss/Southland, Law & Order: Criminal Intent), Itamar Moses (Bach at Leipzig/ Boardwalk Empire), and Matt Schatz (Oh, Gastronomy!/House of Zuck).

Special thanks to AO International.

Free! First come, first served.

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


Another New York Cool Tip:

Grounded Aerial presents:
Sneak Peek
-a glimpse of our newest repertoire
Sunday May 19th at 7pm
Monday May 20th at 8pm
Where
House of Yes


We are a visceral aerial dance company that theatrically utilizes the dimensions of each space by piercing through the air with character-driven purpose. We believe in spectacle for a reason. Our technically trained dancers come from such backgrounds as Fuerza Bruta, De La Guarda, Momix, Blue Man Group, The Met, Keigwin + Company, STREB, Cirque du Soleil, and Pilobolus. Prior to our performance featuring never-before-heard commissioned works by John Medeski, John E. Oyzon, and Trevor Exter, a live five-piece ensemble will be performing original compositions by Jacob Robinette.

Artistic Director- Karen A. Fuhrman
Technical Director- Aaron Verdery

Sneak Peek is an evening of theater, dance and aerial with enticing characters, gymnastic feats, original live music, and choreographic debuts of Grounded Aerial's new repertoire. There is a fully stocked bar.
For Tickets ($15 on line and $20 at door):http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/370527

House of Yes | 342 Maujer St., Brooklyn, NY 11206
(Subway: Take the L Train to Grand St.)


 

May 19, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Village Light Opera Group Presents
The Pirates of Penzance
Thursday May 16 8pm Dress Rehearsal Preview $22.50 (Half price!)
Friday May 17 8pm $45.00
Saturday May 18 2pm Children’s Matinee $45 ($22.50 for kids under 12 – eye patches included!)
Saturday May 19 8pm $45.00
Sunday May 20 4pm $45.00
The Riverside Theater (91 Claremont Ave @ 120th Street, No. 1 train to 116th St. stop)

Hurrah! Tickets are now on sale for The Village Light Opera Group’s Spring 2013 production, Gilbert & Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance. This fully-staged show features a new orchestration by musical director/conductor William Remmers and stage direction by Emily Cornelius.

For tickets and directions, visit www.villagelightopera.org. Seating is general admission.

The Riverside Theater | 91 Claremont Ave @ 120th Street,
No. 1 train to 116th St. stop



May 18, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

"Cinco Por Cinco."
Fri & Sat at 8 PM
Sun at 3 PM
May 17 to 19, 2013,
Theatre 80 Saint Marks


With a new program of innovative and edgy repertoire, Rebeca Tomás, brings her A Palo Seco Flamenco Company back to Theatre 80 Saint Marks from May 17 to 19, presenting a new production, "Cinco Por Cinco." Tomás, a fierce and feminine NY-based Flamenco artist, will direct her company of five dancers, two singers and three musicians in a show that promises to be true to her vision of upholding Flamenco's traditions while also pushing its boundaries and giving it a distinctive New York City feel.

The evening will feature the premier of two new choreographies. "Cinco por Cinco," the production's namesake, will feature the cast of five female dancers in a rhythmic call-and-response, each using one of five percussive elements within Flamenco: Zapateo (Footwork), Palmas (Rhythmic Hand-Clapping), El Abanico (the Spanish Fan), Castanuelas (Castanets), and el Baston (the Percussive Cane). The second piece, "La Farruca," which is a typically masculine-style of Flamenco dance, will be set as a duet for two females, clad in high-wasted pants and bolero jackets. The piece will capitalize on the linear nature of this dance style with its heel-turns and musically intricate footwork. Musical accompaniment will include guitar, violin, and a female vocalist who plays an integral role in the choreography.

Tickets $25-40. $20 Students/Seniors with valid ID at door. Box office (212) 388-0388 (Mon-Fri 1-5pm)
Online ticketing available at: www.theatre80.org

Theatre | 80 Saint Marks
80 Saint Marks Place, Manhattan


 

Another New York Cool Tip:

Canticum Novum Singers Present Mozart’s Grand Mass in C Minor
Saturday, May 18 at 8:00 PM
St. Jean Baptiste Church

The Canticum Novum Singers, Harold Rosenbaum, Conductor and Artistic
Director will present Mozart’s Grand Mass in C Minor, K. 427 on
Saturday, May 18 - 8:00 PM at St. Jean Baptiste Church, 76th St. and
Lexington Avenue in Manhattan.

The program will also include Mozart’s Ave Verum Corpus and J.S. Bach’s
Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied. This will be the final concert of The
Canticum Novum Singers’ 40th Anniversary season.

Guest performers will be Heidi Grant Murphy, soprano, Jennifer Johnson
Cano, mezzo-soprano, Frank Lopardo, tenor, Clifford Derix, baritone and
the Artemis Chamber Ensemble.

Tickets for the May 18 concert are $60 and $40, and are available by
calling Gotham Early Music Scene at 212-866-0468 or at
http://www.gemsny.org/canticumnovum20122013.html.

For more information, visit http://canticumnovumsingers.org/. For MTA
transportation information, visit http://tripplanner.mta.info/_start.aspx.

St. Jean Baptiste Church | 76th St. and Lexington Avenue in Manhattan
URL: http://canticumnovumsingers.org/


 

May 17, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Light & Sound Concerts Presents Glass Music Master Miguel Frasconi
Friday, May 17 at 8:00 PM
Sunday, May 19 at 3:00 PM
Sunday, May 19 at 2:00 PM Family Concert & Conversation with the artist
The Old Stone House, Washington Park

Light & Sound Concerts presents Glass Music Master Miguel Frasconi in
concert on Friday, May 17 at 8:00 PM and Sunday, May 19 at 3:00 PM at
The Old Stone House, Washington Park, 336 Third Street (bet. 4th & 5th
Avenues) in Brooklyn, New York. Also on May 19, at 2:00 PM Light & Sound
will present a special 40 minute Family Concert & Conversation with the
Artists. These will be the final concerts of Light & Sound’s Spring 2013
series.

Miguel Frasconi will present a solo concert using his unique glass
instruments. Each composition will use a specific glass object or set of
glass objects to explore a different acoustic property. The structure of
each musical work will itself be derived from the specific sonic
qualities at hand as well as the interaction with the acoustic space in
which the performance takes place.

Tickets for the May 17 and 19 performances are $20 at the door, and are
also available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/347890. Tickets
for the May 19 Family Concert & Conversation with the Artist are $15 for
first adult, $5 for each additional family member. For more information,
call 718-768-3195 or visit http://www.lightandsound-concerts.org. A
reception will follow each event.

The Old Stone House | Washington Park | 336 Third Street
Bet. 4th & 5th Avenues | rooklyn
: http://www.lightandsound-concerts.org


Another New York Cool Tip:

Shaking Thing Up - for Parkinson's
Friday May 17th, 7-11:30pm
Studio Arte'

On May 17th, a group of talented artists will host the 'Shaking Things Up fundraiser & art show to help raise money for the Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research. The event will feature painter Aleksander Betko, fashion designer & illustrator Caroline Berti, jewelry designer Jennifer Elizabeth, author Ondre' Tokai, & painter Justin Sonny Eagles. The emphasis will be on 'a good time for a good cause, and there will be martini's, house sangria, and wine, as well as fresh, both hot and cold hors d' ourves, and raffles of different goods.

Admission $50. (includes 2 drinks) for more information please visit www.shakingthingsup.weebly.com

Studio Arte' | 265 West 37th Street 17th Floor


 

May 16, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

El Museo Annual Gala
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Cocktails at 7PM
Dinner and Dancing at 8PM
Capriani 42nd Street

El Museo will be held on its annual Gala on Thursday May 16 2013 at Cipriani 42 Street in New York City, to honor actor Raúl Esparza with the Excellence in the arts award, Ramiro Ortiz Mayorga the Trustee Leadership Award, and Ricardo Villela Marino, CEO, Latin America Banco Itaú Unibanco with the Corporate Excellence in the Arts Award. The glamorous fundraising chairs are Valentino D. Carlotti, Fe Fendi, Valentin Hernandez, and Marie Unanue. The event’s décor will be by Jerónimo Gaxiola Balsa, music by The Bob Hardwick Sound, led by Bob Hardwick and DJ Honey Redmond will be spinning.

El Museo del Barrio, New York’s leading Latino cultural institution, welcomes 250,000 visitors annually to discover the artistic landscape of Latino, Caribbean, and Latin American cultures. Their richness is represented in El Museo’s critically acclaimed exhibitions and wide-ranging collections, film, literary, visual and performing arts series, cultural celebrations, and educational programs. A dynamic artistic and community gathering place, El Museo is a center of cultural pride on New York’s museum mile.

For additional information, go to www.elmuseo.org.

Cipriani 110 East 42nd Street


Another New York Cool Tip:

Chamber Orchestra of New York Presents
Petite Gems
Thursday, May 16 – 7:30 PM
Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall in Manhattan

The Chamber Orchestra of New York, Salvatore Di Vittorio, Music
Director, will present Petite Gems, a concert on Thursday, May 16 – 7:30
PM at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, 57th Street at Seventh Avenue
in Manhattan.

CONY will present Respighi’s Trittico Botticelliano (Botticelli
Pictures), Haydn’s Concerto for Violoncello in C Major, Adrian Daurov,
solo cello, Verdi’s La Traviata, Prelude to Act III and Wagner’s
Siegfried Idyll.

Tickets are $35 and $25 general admission and can be purchased online at
http://www.carnegiehall.org/Calendar/2013/5/16/0730/PM/Chamber-Orchestra-of-New-York/,
by calling CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800 or visiting the box office at
57th Street and 7th Avenue. $20 senior/student tickets are also
available at the box office. More about the concert at
http://www.chamberorchestraofnewyork.org/concert_season_Petite_Gems.html.

http://www.chamberorchestraofnewyork.org/meetthemusicians_Adrian_Daurov.html.

http://www.chamberorchestraofnewyork.org/music_director.html.

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

 


 

May 15, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Philippe Beziat’s,
BECOMING TRAVIATA
Wednesday, May 15 - May 29
(Daily Showtimes: 1:15p, 3:45p, 7:00p, 9:30p)
FILM FORUM

The reinvention of Verdi’s masterpiece, La Traviata, as sung by world-famous French coloratura soprano Natalie Dessay, is the subject of Philippe Béziat’s thrilling new movie. A modern, minimalist, post-punk approach strips away the opulence and grandiosity associated with operatic productions. Concentrating on director Jean-François Sivadier’s working relationship with Dessay, the film reveals how two great creative minds build the story of a doomed love affair. The stars rehearse in what look like yoga outfits, on a bare stage, with minimal props. The final production, set against a backdrop of sky and clouds, punctuated by a single chandelier, features Violetta and Alfredo (a darkly gorgeous Charles Castronovo) as the very essence of hipster-chic. Their passion, however, is for the ages. With music performed by the London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Louis Langrée. -- Karen Cooper

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sq6ffF8QLsQ

Tickets: $12.50
Tickets and additional information:
http://www.filmforum.org/movies/more/becoming_traviata

FILM FORUM | 209 West Houston St., NY, NY 10014 | 212.727.8110


 

May 14, 2013

An Evening of Tuneful Trends
Tuesday, May 14th. 7:30 PM-8:45
Dicapo Opera Theater

"An Evening of Tuneful Trends" is catching everyone's eye this spring season! Come see a music fashion show on May 14th at 7:30 at the Dicapo Opera Theater! Twenty-four musicians, including classical string players, composers, a trombonist, a flutist, an oboist, vocalists, jazz students, and pianists, all from the freshman class of The Juilliard School, will be hosting a music fashion show performance, "An Evening of Tuneful Trends" benefiting Opportunity Music Project, a non-profit providing free private music lessons to children from low-income families who have a passion for music in New York City. The benefit will be a music fashion show--"An Evening of Tuneful Trends.” Every fashion model is a music performer, and every performance will showcase a fashion designer, including Anna Sui. There will be solo, duet, and trio performances by musicians in a variety of musical styles, including classical, jazz and pop. Check out "An Evening of Tuneful Trends" Facebook page for more information.

$15 suggested donation. Contact Jessica Garand, Founder and Director or Opportunity Music Project at 917-740-3190 or Abigail Elder, Creator and Coordinator of "An Evening of Tuneful Trends" at 216-849-5855.

Dicapo Opera Theater | 184 E 76th St


 

May 13, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Theatre Communications Group 2013 Gala Evening
Monday, May 13, 2013 cocktails 6:00 Dinner 7:00
Angel Orensanz Foundation

On Monday, May 13, 2013, Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, will honor Ruth and Stephen Hendel and Ming Cho Lee with a Gala Evening at the Angel Orensanz Foundation in New York City. The Gala co-chairs are playwright Lydia R. Diamond and interior designer Jasmine M. Keller. The Gala honorary chairs are Anne Kaufman, Obie award-winning director; Nelle Nugent, Broadway producer; Judith O. Rubin, chairman of the board of Playwrights Horizons; and Liz Smith, columnist and “The Grand Dame of Dish”.

Joining them will be a growing list of TCG-published playwrights to celebrate the over 30-year history of TCG books as an independent trade publisher of dramatic literature. The authors in attendance will include: Jon Robin Baitz, Eric Bogosian, Thomas Bradshaw, Ping Chong, Nilo Cruz, Will Eno, Jessica Hagedorn, Amy Herzog, Danny Hoch, Tina Howe, Quiara Alegría Hudes, Samuel D. Hunter, Eduardo Machado, Ellen McLaughlin, Marsha Norman, Lynn Nottage, Robert O’Hara, John O’Neal, Adam Rapp, José Rivera, Sarah Ruhl, Carl Hancock Rux, Alfred Uhry and Michael Weller.

For More information visit http://www.tcg.org/events/gala/

Angel Orensanz Foundation | 172 Norfolk St New York, NY 10002


Another New York Cool Tip:

Romantic and Modern Music Approached through the Prism of Historical Performance
Monday, May 13th, 7.30pm
St. Bartholomew’s Church

On Monday, May 13th, at 7:30 pm, The Orchestra Modern makes its debut at St. Bartholomew’s Church. The Orchestra Modern is a group of young instrumentalists exploring the performance practice of romantic and modern works. Conducted by Steven Fox and presented by The Mid-Manhattan Performing Arts Foundation, Inc., the Orchestra will perform orchestral expressions of passion by two great late-Romantic masters: Giuseppe Verdi's Overture to La Forza del Destino in its 1862 version and Richard Wagner's Siegfried Idyll, written for the birthday of his wife Cosima in 1869. These will be complemented by the charming Orchestral Suite No. 1 in four movements, composed in 1925 by Igor Stravinsky, and Charles Wuorinen's 1983 Spinoff for violin, double bass, and conga drums.

Tickets: $25 at the church. Students/Seniors $15 when purchased at the Concert Office 325 Park Avenue. Please visit
http://www.stbarts.org/music/great-music/the-orchestra-modern/ for advance purchases and additional information.


St. Bartholomew's Church | Park Avenue Between 50th and 51st


 

May 12, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Terayama Shuji's
"La Marie-Vison"
May 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18 & 19 2013 at 8:00pm
319 Scholes

First performed by Terayama Shuji's experimental theater troupe Tenjou Sajiki, "La Marie-Vison" tells the perversely fascinating tale of Marie, a transvestite prostitute who lives in elegant squalor with her dedicated servant. Every day, for eighteen years, Marie releases an exotic butterfly into the open fields of the living room. Every day for eighteen years the beautiful boy, imprisoned in her den, catches and kills it. The beautiful boy is tempted with visions of the outside world, free from the wiles of wicked Marie, but maybe the boy wasn't made for the outside world. Maybe none of us were. Please note that admittance is restricted to persons 18 years of age and over. This show contains nudity and graphic sexual situations. For more information, please visit www.kipukatheater.com

Tickets are $20 – General Admission, $15 – 30 years of age & under and $10 – Students with a valid student I.D. Seating is limited, so purchasing tickets in advance is highly recommended. Tickets may be purchased online at www.kipukatheater.com

319 Scholes | 19 Scholes Street Brooklyn NY 11206
Located between Waterbury and Bogart Street.
Approximately 2 blocks from Montrose Avenue (L)


 

May 11, 2013

Australian Idol Finalist & Drag Star Premieres Solo Show
COURTNEY ACT: BOYS LIKE ME
May 11, 16 & 18 at 7:30pm
The Laurie Beechman Theater

She has opened for Lady Gaga, starred in Rent and sung a duet with Idina Menzel, now Australian Idol sensation COURTNEY ACT premieres her newest solo show in New York. Beginning May 11, the drag star will present COURTNEY ACT: BOYS LIKE ME at The Laurie Beechman Theater (inside West Bank Cafe at 407 West 42nd Street -- at Ninth Avenue, accessible from the A,C,E,N,R,V,F,1,2,3 trains at 42nd Street). This limited engagement runs for 3 performances only:.
In COURTNEY ACT: BOYS LIKE ME, the multi-talented drag idol sings her favorite songs and divulges the fascinating and funny dirty laundry list that is her sex life. There's that angry text from a straight boy's girlfriend, the twins in Montreal, and the US Marine, just to name a few of the titillating encounters she details in story and song. This tuneful, hysterical performance showcases Courtney's sharp observations of living life on the gender divide, and illustrates what happens
when boys like her.

Tickets are $18 plus a $15 food/drink minimum. To purchase 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.


 

May 10, 2013


"The Big Apple Posse: Escape From Los Angeles"
Illustration by Sophie Escabasse

New York Cool Tip: "The Big Apple Posse: Escape From Los Angeles," is part of a free promotion Friday, May 10 through Sunday May 12th at Amazon.com.

"The Big Apple Posse Trilogy" is only for children if the "The Hunger Games" series is only for children. Written by Wendy R. Williams - Illustrated by Sophie Escabasse.

Click here for your free copy.


Another New York Cool Tip:

“UNIQLO Free Friday Nights” at the Museum of Modern Art
May 3, 2013 – Through End of Year 4:00PM-8:00PM
11 W 53rd St New York, NY 10019

“UNIQLO Free Friday Nights” at the Museum of Modern Art launches on May 3, 2013, and the first 1,000 visitors that night will receive a special, complimentary UNIQLO tote bag. UNIQLO is now a proud, exclusive sponsor of MoMA’s Friday night free admission program which takes place 4:00 to 8:00 p.m., every Friday, throughout the year. Since the program launched in 2004, nearly three million visitors have enjoyed free admission and increased accessibility to MoMA’s exhibitions, film screenings and The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden.

http://www.uniqlo.com/us/

Museum of Modern Art | 11 W 53rd St New York, NY 10019



May 9, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

An Evening with Travel Writer Matt Gross
Thursday, May 9th at 6pm
The General Society Library, Manhattan

Matt Gross, well known to readers of The New York Times for his articles, including his celebrated column, ‘Frugal Traveler’ will discuss his gripping new book, The Turk Who Loved Apples, which makes a spirited case for independent travel and ’getting lost.’ In this lively talk he will recount many of his adventures, and reflect on his journeys, providing a behind-the-scenes look at the reality of travel writing.

General admission price is $15, Members – $10, Students - $5. To register for the lectures, please call 212 840 1840, ext 2 and for more information, please visit www.generalsociety.org.

The General Society Library | 20 West 44th Street, NY, NY 10036


 

May 8, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Tate Americas Foundation's Artists Dinner
Wednesday, May 8th, 2013. 7pm – Late.
Skylight at Moynihan Station

Tate Americas Foundation, an independent charity based in New York to raise support for Tate, will host the third Artists Dinner fundraising gala in New York on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at Skylight at Moynihan Station. The Artists Dinner, which is sponsored by Dior, will honor over thirty artists from the Americas who are represented in the Tate’s permanent collection. Honorary chairs of the evening are Glenda Bailey and Sarah Jessica Parker. The evening is being chaired under the dynamic leadership of five co-chairs who are each major forces for the arts and culture in communities across the country: Estrellita Brodsky (New York), Kira Flanzraich (Miami), Pamela Joyner (San Francisco), Amy Phelan (Aspen/New York), and Christen Wilson (Dallas). The dinner will be followed by an after-party with a DJ set by Jim Lambie.

For ticket information, please contact Leigh Johnston at MF Productions at 212.243.7300 or leigh@mfproductions.com
http://www.tateamericas.org/

Skylight at Moynihan Station | 360 West 33rd Street, New York, NY


Another New York Cool Tip:

ERIMAJ and Fabian Almazan
Wednesday, May 8 at 7:30pm
Thursday and Friday, May 9 and 10 at 7:30pm
Harlem Stage Gatehouse


This cutting-edge double bill features two exceptional rising young stars – drummer extraordinaire Jamire Williams, who is charting new territory with his ensemble ERIMAJ, hot off their critically-praised debut release, Conflict of a Man; and Fabian Almazan, considered one of the most thrilling young jazz pianists on the scene, who debuts at Harlem Stage with a special string project.

Presented as part of the Harlem Jazz Shrines Festival 2013
The Harlem Jazz Shrines Festival is produced by Harlem Stage, Jazzmobile and The Apollo Theater, in collaboration with Columbia University
Marc Cary Celebrates Abbey Lincoln

Tickets: $10 General


Harlem Stage Gatehouse | 150 Convent Avenue (at West 135th St.)


 

May 7, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

AILEY AT THE APOLLO
TUESDAY, MAY 7 @ 7PM
Benefit and Performance
Apollo Theater

For the first time ever, the world-renowned Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater will be joined by rising stars of Ailey II, gifted young dancers from The Ailey School, and talented students from AileyCamp in a spectacular Ailey At The Apollo performance on Tuesday, May 7th at 7pm. Led by Artistic Director Robert Battle, the Spring Gala Benefit performance will take place on the world famous Apollo Theater stage. A gala party with festive dress, décor and dancing to music by the famed DJ Kiss will follow the one-night-only performance.

The evening will honor Robert Kissane, a member of Ailey’s Board of Trustees, for his leadership, dedication and generosity to the Ailey organization for more than a decade. His expert judgment and strategic guidance were instrumental in creating the successful campaigns that led to the establishment of Ailey’s permanent home – The Joan Weill Center for Dance – and growing Ailey’s endowment to more than $50 million for Ailey’s 50th Anniversary season. New York Knicks’ Tyson Chandler and wife, Kimberly Chandler, will serve as Honorary Chairs. Since joining the Knicks team in 2011, Tyson has been an active contributor to the New York community both on and off the court. Together, the Chandlers have stood out as one of the NBA’s most philanthropic families; supporting various impactful community initiatives including Hurricane Sandy Relief, UNICEF and Delete Blood Cancer DKMS. Gala co-chairs are Lynne and Anthony M. Carvette, Leslie and Tom Maheras, David E. Monn, and Almaz and Marc Strachan; and vice chairs are Michele and Timothy Barakett, Judith Byrd, Eboni Marshall Turman and Rossie E. Turman III, and Yelberton R. Watkins.

Wine & Spirits generously provided by Diageo
Toyota Avalon is the Official Vehicle Partner of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

For more information on benefit tickets starting at $350, call (212) 405-9031 or visit www.alvinailey.org.

Apollo Theater | 253 West 125th


 

May 6, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Dance Against Cancer
An Evening to Benefit
the American Cancer Society
Monday, May 6, 2013 at 7pm
AXA Equitable Theater

Rose Caiola, Stuart Coleman, Julia Gruen, Heather Watts, Christopher Wheeldon and producers Erin Fogarty and Daniel Ulbricht present the third annual Dance Against Cancer on Monday, May 6, 2013 with cocktails at 6pm (VIP ticket only), a performance at 7pm, and a reception at 8:30pm at the AXA Equitable Theater, 787 Seventh Avenue (between 51st and 52nd Streets), NYC. Tickets are $150 ($300 for VIP) and are available at https://acsmnhtn.ejoinme.org/Danceagainstcancer.

VIP tickets include the pre-event reception beginning at 6pm, gift bag, preferred seating and post-event reception. General admission tickets include post-event reception only. All proceeds from this event will benefit research initiatives as well as all patient and family services programs that American Cancer Society funds.

The evening's performance, produced by New York City Ballet's Daniel Ulbricht and Manhattan Youth Ballet's Erin Fogarty, will feature dancers from New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Martha Graham Dance Company, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Norwegian National Ballet, among others.

Performers to include Maria Kowroski, Wendy Whelan, Tiler Peck, Robert Fairchild, Daniel Ulbricht, Herman Cornejo, Clifton Brown, Matthew Rushing, Katherine Crockett, Carrie Walsh, and Charles "Lil Buck" Riley amongst others.
Dance Against Cancer

Co-producers and longtime friends Erin Fogarty and Daniel Ulbricht conceived Dance Against Cancer in 2010. Both Ms. Fogarty and Mr. Ulbricht have close ties to the cause. Ms. Fogarty lost her father in 2011 after a seven-year battle with colon cancer and Mr. Ulbricht's mother is currently battling uterine cancer. With so many of their close friends and family sharing stories of their own relation to the disease, the desire to do something grew into what is now a gala benefit for the incredible work that the American Cancer Society does through research initiatives as well as patient and family service programs. The benefit brings together top dance companies from New York City and beyond for a night of beautiful performances, world premieres and great company. Since its inauguration, Dance Against Cancer has raised over $60,000 in support of the American Cancer Society.

Tickets are $150 ($300 for VIP) and are available at https://acsmnhtn.ejoinme.org/Danceagainstcancer.

AXA Equitable Theater | 787 Seventh Avenue
Between 51st and 52nd Streets, NYC


 

May 5, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

TUNES IN TIMES SQUARE
Free Concert with Broadway Performers &
Others Singing Great Songs for a Great Cause
Sunday, May 5, 2013 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Times Square Broadway Pedestrian Plaza between 46th & 47th Streets

Magical Music for Life Foundation presents its second annual TUNES IN TIMES SQUARE benefit concert Sunday, May 5th. This will be a continuous sing-a-thon, with members of the Broadway community, talented children & groups from the tri-state area, and the Magical Music singing groups taking turns on the stage. Some of the Broadway actors who will be performing include: Aiden Gemme & Sadie Seelert (“Mary Poppins”), Brianna Gentilella (“How the Grinch Stole Christmas”), Alison Horowitz (“Sunday in the Park with George”), Corey Mach & Chelsea Packard (the new “Hands on a Hardbody”), Jenny Mollet (“The Color Purple”), James Moye (“Million Dollar Quartet”), Jed Resnik (“Avenue Q”), J. L. Williams (“FELA!”), Ashton Woerz (the new revival of “Pippin”), and Madeleine Rose Yen (“War Horse”). The goal of the concert is to raise awareness and funds for the production of free, downloadable original songs written specifically for children with special needs & autism and to continue the outreach efforts of Magical Music to use music to better the lives of all children.

Come on May 5th to … Hear the great songs ... Watch a special dance performance by the cast members of “FELA!” … See a debut concert of original music for children with (& without) special needs ... Dance with “Mary Poppins” cast members ... Bid on Broadway and other auction & raffle items, including tickets, backstage visits, & signed memorabilia ... and Help raise $$ for this free, downloadable music for children with autism & special needs.

This is a free concert, but donations will be gladly accepted at the event or online. For more information about the foundation, event, or performance scheduling, to make a donation, or to hear this music, go to http://www.magicalmusic.org.

Times Square | Broadway Pedestrian Plaza between 46th & 47th Street




May 4, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Stephen Petronio Company
Like Lazarus Did (LLD 4/30) – World Premiere
Tuesday April 30 @ 7:30pm
Wednesday May 1 @ 7:30pm - Spring Gala
Thursday May 2 @ 8:00pm
Friday May 3 @ 8:00pm
Saturday May 4 @ 8:00pm
Sunday May 5 @ 2:00pm and 7:30pm
The Joyce Theater

Stephen Petronio and his powerhouse dancers explore the mythology of resurrection with their trademark "visceral thrill...unlike anything offered by other contemporary choreographers" (The New York Times.) Concept & choreography by Stephen Petronio; Original music by Son Lux; Living set by Janine Antoni; Lighting design by Ken Tabachnick; Costumes by H. Petal; with music performed live by Son Lux, members of Bon Iver & yMusic, and The Young People’s Chorus of New York City under the direction of Francisco J. Núñez; featuring dancers Julian De Leon, Davalois Fearon, Joshua Green, Gino Grenek, Barrington Hinds, Natalie Mackessy, Jaqlin Medlock, Nicholas Sciscione, Emily Stone, and Joshua Tuason

Tickets start at $10. For more information or advance purchase visit Joyce.org or call JoyceCharge at 212-242-0800

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


Another New York Cool Tip:

 

DIVAS LIVE! (Showtunes, Tiaras & Boas)
Matt Yee’s Outrageous Adult Sing Along Show hits 42nd Street
Saturday May 4 & Sunday May 5, 2013. 7pm
The Laurie Beechman Theater

Matt Yee, that wonderfully funny Entertainer, Artist, Comedian from Hawaii, & evidence that "Asian Men Are Huge" brings his Outrageous Adult Sing Along Show entitled” DIVAS LIVE! (Showtunes, Tiaras & Boas)” to the Laurie Beechman Theater on 42nd Street. Get ready to sing loud (even if you suck!). Matt’s Divas our coming out. His previous shows sold out at the Beechman, and are infamous on the Atlantis All Gay Cruises where he’s been a Signature Entertainer for over 11 years. Matt 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 tour includes performances in Asia, Europe and include San Francsico at the Rrazz Room & London at the St. James Theater during the Olympics.

Advance discount tix available at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/355186
$22 in advance plus $15 food/drink minimum per person plus tax/service, adults only.
$37 at the door if any seats are available then.
Doors will open at 6:15pm on Saturday and 6pm on Sunday for dinner.

The Laurie Beechman Theatre | Downstairs in the West Bank Café
407 West 42nd St. (between 9th and 10th avenues)
NYC, NY 10036

Tel: 212-695-6909
For more info, please visit www.mattyee.com


 

May 3, 2013

Just Published: Read my article and see Katherin Wermke's photographs of Rafael Cennamo for Fall/Winter 2013.


New York Cool Tip:

ARTS' NIGHT OUT
MAY 3 6:00 to 9:00 PM
Park Avenue Armory


Spring Show NYC 2012 Co-Chairs Abigail Starliper, Maggie Moore, Emily Collins, and Lydia Melamed Johnson

Over 1,000 prominent young patrons from the city's top cultural institutions will gather at the historic Park Avenue Armory for Arts' Night Out, a celebration of the Spring Show NYC, organized by the Art and Antique Dealers League of America, on Friday evening, May 3, from 6:00 to 9:00 PM.

Among the cultural organizations whose young patrons will attend are: Metropolitan Museum of Art (Apollo Circle); Metropolitan Opera (Young Associates); New York City Opera (Young Patrons Circle); Brooklyn Museum of Art (Patrons Councils); New York Public Library (Young Lions); Guggenheim Museum (Young Collectors Council); The Junior Associates of The Museum of Modern Art; The Young Fellows of The Morgan Museum & Library; Whitney Museum of American Art (Whitney Contemporaries); The American Friends of the Louvre (Young Patrons Circle); New York Historical Society (Young Friends); Asia Society (Asia Circle); Carnegie Hall Notables; El Museo del Barrio (Young International Circle); Freer/Sackler Silk Road Society; St. George's Society of New York (George); Guild Hall of East Hampton; New York Philharmonic (Intermezzo Society); Philadelphia Museum of Art (Young Friends); Royal Oak Foundation;Save Venice Inc (Young Friends); The American Friends of the Georgian Group (Young Georgians); The Bruce Museum (Young Friends); The World Monuments Fund (Moai Circle); Center for Architecture (AIANY Young Professionals); Museum of the City of New York (Young Members Circle); Rubin Museum of New York (Visionary Circle); American Folk Art Museum (Young Patrons); Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (Young Patrons); Institute of Classical Architecture and Art (Plinth), the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (Young Patrons); Sotheby's Institute; The Montclair Art Museum Members; Parsons MA Program; Christie's Education; and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (Young Patrons).

"Arts Night Out is a very important component of the Spring Show NYC ," says Clinton Howell, president of the AADLA. "All of our exhibitors are very keen to develop relationships with the new generation of collectors and this evening is our way of reaching out to them."

Tickets are $30 per person.For more information about the AADLA Spring Show-taking place May 1-5, 2013 at the Park Avenue Armory at Park Avenue and 67th Street, NYC, please visit www.springshownyc.com. For questions about the VIP program, please email info@springshownyc.com

Park Avenue Armory | 643 Park Ave New York, NY 10065



May 2, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Ibla Foundation Competition Winners in Concert
Thursday, May 2 – 7:00 PM
Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall

The Ibla Foundation of New York and Dr. Salvatore Moltisanti will
present their International Grand Prize Competition Winners in concert
on Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 7 PM at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall,
154 West 57th Street in Manhattan.

Dr. Moltisanti, internationally recognized as one of the foremost
Italian pianists of his generation, presents 2012’s Ibla competition
winning instrumentalists and singers from around the world making their
Carnegie Hall Debut.

Foundation Prize Winners who will perform include cellist Anna Gerber
and pianist Ben Schoeman from South Africa, accordianists Tomasz
Ostaszewski and Patryk Sztabinski from Poland, soprano Angelica Cirillo
and pianist Gabriele Gallo from Italy, soprano Eija Räisänen, and
pianist Liisa Pimiä from Finland, pianists Jason Chiang., Ian Miller and
Audrey Ann Southard Rumsey from the U.S., pianist/composers David Cieri
and Jim Erickson, also from the U.S., pianist Laehyung Woo from South
Korea and the piano duo of Yuka Munehisa and Samuel Fried.

Selections will include music by Bach, Verdi, Puccini, Liszt, Chopin,
Ginastera, Prokofiev, Bartok, Oskar Merikanto and other classical
masters, as well as works written or improvised by the pianist/composers
on the program.

Tickets for the May 2 concert may be purchased by calling CarnegieCharge
at 212-247-7800, online at http://www.carnegiehall.org or by visiting
the Carnegie Hall Box Office. For press tickets or more information,
please contact the Ibla Foundation at 212-387-0111 or visit them online
at http://www.ibla.org.

516-586-3433 or jamesarts@att.net.

Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall | 154 West 57th Street | Manhattan
URL: http://www.ibla.org


 

May 1, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Stephen Petronio Company
Like Lazarus Did (LLD 4/30) – World Premiere
Tuesday April 30 @ 7:30pm
Wednesday May 1 @ 7:30pm - Spring Gala
Thursday May 2 @ 8:00pm
Friday May 3 @ 8:00pm
Saturday May 4 @ 8:00pm
Sunday May 5 @ 2:00pm and 7:30pm
The Joyce Theater

Stephen Petronio and his powerhouse dancers explore the mythology of resurrection with their trademark "visceral thrill...unlike anything offered by other contemporary choreographers" (The New York Times.) Concept & choreography by Stephen Petronio; Original music by Son Lux; Living set by Janine Antoni; Lighting design by Ken Tabachnick; Costumes by H. Petal; with music performed live by Son Lux, members of Bon Iver & yMusic, and The Young People’s Chorus of New York City under the direction of Francisco J. Núñez; featuring dancers Julian De Leon, Davalois Fearon, Joshua Green, Gino Grenek, Barrington Hinds, Natalie Mackessy, Jaqlin Medlock, Nicholas Sciscione, Emily Stone, and Joshua Tuason

Tickets start at $10. For more information or advance purchase visit Joyce.org or call JoyceCharge at 212-242-0800

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


 

April 30, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Tommy Smith’s
WHITE HOT
Previews begin April 26
Opening Night May 7th
Fridays and Saturdays at 10pm
Sundays and Mondays at 7pm
Additional performances Tuesday, May 7
And Wednesday, May 8 at 5pm
And Thursday May 23 at 10pm.
April 26 – May 26
The Flea

Playwright Tommy Smith returns to The Flea and once again brings you to the brink with the New York Premiere of WHITE HOT. In her directorial debut, the production will be helmed by Flea Resident Director Courtney Ulrich starring The Bats, the resident acting company at The Flea. Previews begin April 26 with opening night slated for May 7.

In WHITE HOT, Lil, married and pregnant, tries to find salvation in a simple life. Her sister, Sis, escapes reality through the abuse of drugs and vacant sexual relationships. Their lives collide in an epic portrait of self-destruction, led by Lil’s oblivious husband Bri, and a sexual mercenary named Grig. A brutal comedy about how cruel we can be to the ones we love, when we want what they have.

Tickets are $30 with limited $15 and $20 tickets available each performance based on availability. Tickets go on sale to Flea Theater Members immediately; tickets are on sale to the general public starting March 5, available by calling 212-352-3101 or online at www.theflea.org.

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


 

April 29, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Raised Spirits Theater presents
Coriolanus (A Radio Version)
Monday, April 29th 2013, 7:00pm
Kabayitos Theater at Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center

Raised Spirits Theater is dedicated to "Classics, by, for, and with ALL sorts of people." We make theater with actors of all shapes, colors, sizes, challenges, and orientations. We cast color blind and we take apart classic literature to suit whatever point we wish to make. We do this because we believe Shakespeare and his contemporaries wrote their plays for us, the people who watch them - and we're committed to making that "seeing" visceral, immediate, and deeply impactful.
For more information visit: www.facebook.com/raisedspiritstheater

Tickets are donation based and payable at the door. For reservations please email raisedspiritstheater@gmail.com.

Kabayitos Theater | 107 Suffolk St


 

April 28, 2013


Julianne Moore in The English Teacher

New York Cool Tip: Check our Frank J. Avella's Eleven Tribeca Film Festival Reviews.


New York Cool Tip:


"The Big Apple Posse: Escape From New Orleans"
Illustration by Sophie Escabasse


"The Big Apple Posse: Escape From New Orleans,"written by Wendy R. Williams and illustrated by Sophie Escabasse, is part of a free promotion Friday, April 26th - Sunday April 28th at Amazon.com. "The Big Apple Posse Trilogy" is only for children if the "The Hunger Games" series is only for children.
Click here Friday - Sunday for your free copy:

"The Big Apple Posse: Escape From New Orleans" is the second book in "The Big Apple Posse Trilogy."


New York Cool Tip:

A FATE WORSE THAN DEATH:
THE PERILS OF BEING A FAMOUS CORPSE
Sunday, April 28, 2013; 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
Historic Green-Wood Cemetery

By blending biography, history, and trivia with great images, Bess Lovejoy, author of Rest In Pieces: The Curious Fates of Famous Corpses, will connect the lives of the famous dead to the hilarious and horrifying adventures of their corpses at a fascinating book talk hosted by the Green-Wood Historic Fund. Following the talk, she will also meet with guests at a book sale and signing.

This book talk is FREE. Reservations are recommended.

To find out more information or to make online reservations, visit www.green-wood.com/toursevents or call 718-210-3080.

Historic Green-Wood Cemetery | 25th Street at 5th Avenue
Brooklyn (Meet at Green-Wood’s Historic Chapel)


 

April 27, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

MAGNOLIA MARCH for Peace
Saturday April 27, 1 to 3 PM
Gathering at Lincoln Center, South Plaza for a 1 PM start

Famed tapper Max Pollak has organized the "Magnolia March," a traditional New Orleans style Jazz Parade led by an ensemble of top notch NY jazz musicians, followed by dancers, artists, children, grandmothers - all who wish to participate. Magnolia March is created to pay respect to those who have been lost in recent acts of violence, and to their friends and families. Upon the return to Lincoln Center, children will create a memorial with their drawings of Magnolias, and other objects to pay tribute and as a call for peace.

All free - to register visit www.magnoliamarch.com

Gathering at Lincoln Center South Plaza for a 1 PM beginning. Parade will go to Columbus Circle, then Carnegie Hall, enter Central Park at 7th Avenue, exit at 67th Street and return to Lincoln Center




April 26, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Dances Patrelle 2013 Spring Repertory
April 26-28, 2013
Dicapo Opera Theatre

Dances Patrelle’s 2013 Spring Repertory program consists of three ballets choreographed by Francis Patrelle, What Do We Do About Mother?, with a commissioned score by Patrick Soluri and featuring Jenifer Ringer and Jonathan Stafford (courtesy of NYCB); Rhapsody in Blue, with music by George Gershwin; and Black Forrest Carousel, with music by Franz Schubert.

The production will run from April 26-28, 2013 at Dicapo Opera Theatre, 184 E. 76th Street, NYC. Tickets are $45 and are available at www.dancespatrelle.org. Special group rates available by calling (212) 722-7933. Performances: Friday at 7pm, Saturday at 2pm and 7pm, and Sunday at 2pm.

Dicapo Opera Theatre | 184 E. 76th Street, NYC


 

April 25, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Garden Sculpture and Antiques Fair: 1750-2013
Thursday, April 25, 2013. 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
The New York Botanical Garden

The Garden Sculpture and Antiques Fair: 1750-2013 Preview Party and Collectors’ Plant Sale, previously the Antique Garden Furniture Show, will kick off the spring season at The New York Botanical Garden on Thursday, April 25, 2013. This exclusive preview event will take place in the Conservatory Tent, adjacent to the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory and is anticipated to attract 1,000 guests from the philanthropic, interior and landscape design, architecture and art worlds. Preview attendees will enjoy a silent auction of one-of-a-kind plants, garden décor, jewelry and other select items while enjoying cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. The Preview Party on April 25 is the opening celebration to a weekend-long Fair which runs from Friday, April 26 through Sunday, April 28. The Preview Party is underwritten in part by Adam R. Rose and Peter R. McQuillan with additional support from Mish New York and Mr. and Mrs. Coleman P. Burke. The evening is sponsored by 1stdibs.

Individual tickets start at $200. For more information, please contact Caroline Balkonis at 718.817.8773 or visit www.nybg.org/antiques-show.

The New York Botanical Garden | 2900 Southern Boulevard, Bronx, NY


Another New York Cool Tip:

NEW YORK CHORAL SOCIETY presents Beethoven’s Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage And Vaughan Williams’s A Sea Symphony
April 25, 2013 at 8:00pm
Carnegie Hall


The New York Choral Society (NYCS) returns to Carnegie Hall under the baton of David Hayes, as Music Director on Thursday, April 25th at 8pm for a presentation of two choral works. The concert will open with a performance of Beethoven’s exquisite tone poem, Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage, a setting of two poems by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. In striving to evoke the contrasting moods of those poems, Beethoven wrote some of his most descriptive and evocative music. The magnificence of the work lies not only in Beethoven’s extraordinary ability to paint vivid pictures—of still winds, rippling waves, stirring swells, and massive gusts—but also in his understanding of the power of transformation, expressed in this work.

Tickets may be purchased online at www.nychoral.org or www.carnegiehall.org, by phone from CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800, or in person at the Carnegie Call box office: 57th Street & 7th Avenue.

Carnegie Hall | 881 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10019


April 24, 2013

Another New York Cool Tip:

BALLET HISPANICO
Tuesday and Wednesday at 7:30pm
Thursday and Friday at 8pm
Saturday at 2pm and 8pm
Sunday at 2pm and 7:30pm
Evening performance on Sunday, April 21 only
April 16-28, 2013
The Joyce Theater

Ballet Hispanico, recognized as the nation's leading Latino dance organization since 1970, returns to The Joyce Theater for its 25th annual New York Season from April 16-28, 2013.

Program A gives voice to a stellar trio of Spanish works: the world premiere of Sortijas by Cayetano Soto, one of the most dynamic and groundbreaking Spanish choreographers of his generation; the 30th anniversary-and Company premiere-of Jardi Tancat, the award-winning work that launched Nacho Duato's career; and the Joyce premiere of A vueltas con los ochenta by the cutting-edge duo Inma García and Meritxell Barberá, which explores the "Movida Madrileña" against the backdrop of 1980s Europop.

Program B jewels include Argentinean Alejandro Cervera's Tango Vitrola, along with Artistic Director Eduardo Vilaro's Danzón, set to live music by Latin Jazz legend Paquito D'Rivera. The return of audience favorite Nube Blanco is a flamenco-inspired treat to behold.

Program A:
Tue 4/16 and Wed 4/17 at 7:30pm, Thu 4/18, Fri 4/19, Sat 4/20 and Sat 4/27 at 8pm, Sun 4/21 at 7:30pm
Jardi Tancat, Sortijas, A vueltas con los ochenta

Program B will include a live performance by Paquito D'Rivera:
Tue 4/23 and Wed 4/24 at 7:30pm, Thu 4/25 and Fri 4/26 at 8pm
Nube Blanco, Tango Vitrola, Danzón

Program C:
Sat 4/20, Sun 4/21, Sat 4/27 and Sun 4/28 at 2pm
Jardi Tancat, Tango Vitrola, Nube Blanco

The matinee performance on Saturday, April 27, 2013 will include a post-performance chat with artistic director Eduardo Vilaro and Ballet Hispanico dancers.

Tickets range from $10-$59. Tickets are available by phone at 212-242-0800 or online at Joyce.org.

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


 

April 23, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

A Palladian Villa by Michael S. Smith
April 19-April 23, 10am-5pm
Christie’s

On 23-24 April Christie’s will present the two-day sale of A Palladian Villa by Michael S. Smith. Encompassing over 450 lots, the sale will include contemporary art, English furniture, Old Master paintings, Chinese works of art and antiquities from a remarkable private property designed by Michael S. Smith, one of the most venerated figures in interior design. The inspiration for the design, which is the subject of Smith’s upcoming book Building Beauty: The Alchemy of Design*, was drawn directly from the architecture of the house, a Palladian villa overlooking the Pacific Ocean. This concept allowed Smith to create a home that was informed by a classical sensibility but within a modern context, filled with extraordinary art and furnishings that span the past 500 years.

Free admission. For more information, please visit: christies.com

Christie’s | 20 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10020


 

Another New York Cool Tip:

Alessandra Belloni's
"Rhythm is the Cure"
April 22 & 23 at 8 PM
Theater for the New City

Acclaimed singer/dancer/percussionist Alessandra Belloni presents her one-woman show "Rhythm is the Cure," dedicated to the healing of women through the power of drumming, vocals and dance. A native of Rome, Belloni is an authoritative performer of traditional and ancient Southern Italian music, theater, dance and traditions.

Tickets: $20
Reservations: 212.477.1594


Theater for the New City | 155 First Avenue (between 9th & 10th Streets)


 

April 22, 2013

Just Published: Read Frank J. Avella's review of Richard Greenberg’s
The Assembled Parties,
which is playing at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre through June 2nd.


 

New York Cool Tip:

GIVE KIDS A SHOT! National Meningitis Association Gala 2013
Emmy Award Winning Actor Richard Thomas to Emcee Star Studded Gala
Monday, April 22, 2013 @ 7PM
New York Athletic Club

On Monday, April 22, 2013, National Meningitis Association will hold its annual Give Kids a Shot Gala, a benefit to save lives in the fight against meningitis, a vaccine-preventable disease. The event takes place at the New York Athletic Club, 180 Central Park South, New York 10019. Cocktails & Silent Auction begin at 7:00 PM followed by dinner & the NMA Awards. Master of Ceremonies is iconic actor Richard Thomas.

2013 Honorees are William Schaffner, M.D., Health Achievement Award; Cindy Krejny, Moms on Meningitis Award; Massachusetts State Senator Jack Hart, Nancy Ford Springer Inspiration Award; Samantha and Kyle Busch, The Kyle Busch Foundation, Community Leadership Award.

Tables of ten are $100,000, $75,000, $50,000, $25,000, $15,000, & $10,000. Single tickets $1,000 and $500.

Contact Special Events Unlimited, 212-244-7333 or email gala@nmaus.org For more information visit www.nmaus.org.


New York Athletic Club | 180 Central Park South, New York 10019


Another New York Cool Tip:

ID pop shop NYC
Monday Aptil 22nd @ 10.30 am Till
Sunday April 28th @ 7.30 pm
Chelsea Market

Designer-entrepreneurs Barbara Wilkinson and Raoul Calleja have created a game-changer in the group market realm with the work of 25 independent designers shown in thoughtful mini-boutique settings. The designer-driven week long pop ups at the elegant Chelsea Market are a favorite of shoppers looking for something truly different.

Designer Participating:

Avalove Design, Barbara Wilkinson Jewelry, Bellero Designs, Corrente Handbags, Elaine Arsenault Handbags, jq loves u, Kimberlin Brown Jewelry, Kyoko Honda Jewelry, Lauren Wimmer Jewelry, LinePosters, Lumete, Morphicism, naturevsfuture, Pamela Barsky, Paste, RICA Bath & Body, Selen Design, ShayaNYC, Sohung Designs, Sonja Fries, SPJ, Urban Boulder, The Vanity Project, Vernakular Photo Designs, VERRIER

Entrance is free

https://www.facebook.com/IDPopShop

Telephone: (212) 242-7360

Chelsea Market | 75 Ninth Avenue, New York NY, 10011


 

April 21, 2013


Emma Roberts in Adult World
13th Annual Tribeca Film Festival

New York Cool Tip: Read our coverage of the 13th Annual Tribeca Film Festival which runs in New York City from April 17-28, 2013. Read Frank J. Avella's Film Column with coverage of the Festival and read his Tribeca Film Reviews.


New York Cool Tip:

AMADEUS
Sunday, April 21, 2013 at 3pm
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College (BCBC) welcomes Ballet-théâtre atlantique du Canada, performing the New York City premiere of their full-length contemporary ballet, Amadeus, on Sunday, April 21, 2013 at 3pm.

Based on the life of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, this original full-length ballet in two acts follows the young prodigy's arrival at the Austrian court, his fierce rivalry with Antonio Salieri, and the creation of his greatest compositions. This piece touches on themes of isolation, envy, and the solitary life of the outsider. The performance will be immediately followed by a Q&A with Artistic Director Igor Dobrovolskiy and members of the company.

Tickets are $40/$30 and can be purchased by phone at 718-951-4500 (Tues-Sat, 1pm-6pm), or online at www.BrooklynCenterOnline.org.
Online orders: BrooklynCenterOnline.org
Box Office: (718) 951-4500 (Tues-Sat, 1pm-6pm)
Groups of 15 or more: (718) 951-4600, ext. 3331


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


 

April 20, 2013

New York Cool Tip:


SOI PARK: Curated by An-My Lê
Closing reception
Saturday, April 20, 2013 4:00 - 6:00pm*
Exhibition on view:
March 16 - April 20, 2013
Cue Art Foundation

CUE Art Foundation | 137 W. 25th Street | New York, NY 10001
212.206.3583 | cueartfoundation.org



Another New York Cool Tip:

New York Theatre Ballet presents
Keith Michael's GOOSE!
Saturday, April 20 at 1pm
Sunday, April 21 at 11am, 1pm and 3:30pm.
April 20-21, 2013
Florence Gould Hall

New York Theatre Ballet presents Keith Michael's GOOSE! on Saturday, April 20 at 1pm and Sunday, April 21 at 11am, 1pm and 3:30pm at Florence Gould Hall, 55 East 59th Street, NYC. .

This family friendly ballet follows the antics of beloved nursery rhyme characters - Jack and Jill, Little Bo Peep, Little Boy Blue, Little Miss Muffet, and a host of others kicking up their heels in Keith Michael's clever, fun-filled ballet set to Vladimir Shinov's original score.
Other performances this season include Legends and Visionaries, Program A and B, featuring critically acclaimed and new repertory. For full season information visit www.nytb.org.

Tickets start at $36 and are available for purchase at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-982-2787. GOOSE! is one hour with no intermission and is appropriate for ages 3 and up

Florence Gould Hall | 55 East 59th Street, NYC



Another New York Cool Tip:

SUPER SÁBADO!
Target Free Third Saturdays at El Museo
Around the Block from El Museo.
Saturday, April 20, 2013 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
El Museo del Barrio

Celebrate the return of spring with amigos y vecinos around the block from El Museo through art-making and exhibitions, storytelling, poetry, dance, and more! Join Art for Change, Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute, Justo Botánica, La Casa Azul Bookstore, Little Club Heads, MediaNoche Gallery, MNN El Barrio Firehouse Community Media Center, and P.R.I.D.A. on this fun-filled day!

Admission: Free


El Museo del Barrio | 105th and Fifth




Another New York Cool Tip:

Quest for the Grail: International Treasure Hunt
Saturday, April 20th 2013, Noon to 5:00pm
Castle Clinton, Battery Park

LoNyLa is an international creative lab and broadcasting platform for new work for stage, film, TV and transmedia. This April we are hosting an international treasure hunt for the Holy Grail, as a fundraiser for TimeWave, a new international festival fusing live art, theatre, and technology.
"Quest for the Grail" is an international treasure hunt that links players in London and New York City to search for the missing relic. In this 2-hour game, New World teams (10 players each) will hunt for objects in Manhattan hotspots...from Clinton Castle to the tombstones of Trinity Church to the Grand Lodge of the Masons. You may be looking for a marker of a headless ghost who haunts Wall Street, a symbol of George Washington or a troll in the East Village. Your team may be asked to concoct something - the most rebellious of drinks! Our Puppetmasters will be providing clues and tracking each team's progress through online communication via Twitter and Facebook. Teams will tweet answers and photos to win points. The team with the most points at the end of the day wins! All teams will be welcome to our post-hunt pub crawl. For more information please visit: timewavefestival.com/grail.html, follow us on Twitter @TimeWaveFest, and Facebook!

Purchase Tickets on: timewavefestival.com/grail.html or http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/354424
Single Player: $15
Team of 10: $100 (discount of $5.00 per person)
Team of 5: $62.50 (discount of $2.50 per person)
Half-price for students and seniors: $7.50
If you have any questions or need more information, please contact Ali Reader at areader@lonyla.com.

Castle Clinton | Battery Park


 

Another New York Cool Tip:

Bach and Forth
Saturday April 20. 7:30 PM
All Angels Church

The Sebastians will perform works by J. S. Bach and his contemporaries. This program will feature Bach’s Musical Offering, Telemann’s flute Fantasia, Graupner’s harpsichord Partita, and trio sonatas by Buxtehude and Quantz. Baroque violinist Daniel S. Lee, whose violino piccolo playing in Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto was praised for his “ravishing vehemence” by The New York Times, will also perform Erlebach’s sonata for violino piccolo.

Tickets $15, $10 seniors/students. For more information or advance purchase visit
www.sebastians.org

All Angels Church | 251 W. 80th Street, New York City


April 19, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Sonia Wieder-Atherton – Odyssey for Cello and Imaginary Choir
April 18, 19 and 20. 8PM – 9:30PM
The Kitchen

Following acclaimed performances at Le Poisson Rouge, award-winning French-American cellist Sonia Wieder-Atherton returns to New York to present a new creation inspired by music from countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea. A moving dreamscape constructed from sounds that transcend cultures and genres.

Presented in conjunction with an exhibition at The Kitchen by Sonia Wieder-Atherton’s close collaborator, Chantal Akerman.

Tickets $15. For more information or advance purchase visit

http://www.fiaf.org/events/spring2013/2013-04-sonia.shtml

The Kitchen | 512 West 19th Street



Another New York Cool Tip:

New York Theatre Ballet - Legends and Visionaries: Program A
April 19-20, 2013
Florence Gould Hall

New York Theatre Ballet presents the second installment of Legends and Visionaries: Program A on April 19-20 at 7pm. The evening features works by Richard Alston, Jerome Robbins, Antony Tudor, and a new piece by Pam Tanowitz that premiered in the February program, commissioned by New York Theatre Ballet.

Tickets are $30 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, NYC



April 18, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Sonatenabend
Thursday, April 18 at 6:00 PM
Paul Hall – The Juilliard School

Pianists from Juilliard’s Collaborative Piano Department perform sonata repertoire in collaboration with student instrumentalists

FREE; no tickets required
events.juilliard.edu

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


Another New York Cool Tip:

Andrew Nemr and Friends
Thursday, April 18, 2013,
DOORS open at 6:30pm with the show at 8:00pm.
The Cutting Room

Andrew J. Nemr, protégé of Gregory Hines, and a leader in the tap dance world brings his one-man show, “Andrew J. Nemr and Friends” to New York City’s The Cutting Room, Thursday, April 18, 2013. The tap soloist, tells stories of love, and life through dance and music, as he shares the stage with some of his exceptionally talented friends that he’s met along the way. Through solo and ensemble tap dance, Andrew tells the profound story of his mentee/mentor bond with the late dance legend, Gregory Hines.

Tickets: in Advance $20. At the Door: $25. Table Minimum (food and cocktails): $20. To purchase tickets, please visit
http://tickets.thecuttingroomnyc.com/event/222371-andrew-nemr-new-york/

The Cutting Room | 44 E. 32nd ST. NY, NY 10016


 

April 17, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Richard III: Born With Teeth
Tuesday, April 16th - Saturday, May 4th
Pershing Square Signature Center

In RICHARD III: Born With Teeth, Epic Theatre Ensemble wraps Shakespeare’s words in a contemporary setting where you’ll enter the world along side and through the eyes of Shakespeare’s most charming, funny and seductively evil actors: Richard III, himself. The performance schedule is: Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 7:30pm and Saturdays at 8:00 pm. For more information, visit www.epictheatreensemble.org/R3

Epic Theatre Ensemble’s tickets are $25 for this production. There will also be $10 Student Rush tickets at the box office. Advance tickets are available through Ticket Central by calling (212) 279-4200 or visiting www.ticketcentral.com.


Pershing Square Signature Center | 480 W 42nd St

 


 

April 16, 2013

New York Cool Tip
NEW YORK CITY FINALS WEEK
Young American Grand Prix
April 12 - 16
Jack H Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
Final April 17th at 7PM at the David H Koch Theater.

Each year over 5,000 students audition worldwide in Semi-Finals conducted by YAGP in 12 major U.S. metropolitan areas and Japan, Mexico, France, and Brazil. Only 350 of the most promising soloists representing 30 countries on 5 continents are chosen for the New York City Finals. This years NYC Finals week will take place April 12-16 at Jack H. Skirball Center for the Performing Arts (566 LaGuardia Place, New York, NY).

THE FINAL ROUND OF THE COMPETITION is an opportunity for the general public to see the best of the competition as the top soloists in the Junior (12-14 years old) and Senior (15-19 years old) Age Divisions perform one last time before the winners are announced and the scholarship recipients disperse to continue their studies at top dance academies worldwide. Don't miss this electrifying experience and see the future of dance! It will take place on April 17, 2013 at 7:00pm at The David H. Koch Theater.

For details: http://www.yagp.org

 




April 15, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

STRINDBERG SOUNDSCAPES
With
JENNIFER EHLE & DAVID STRATHAIRN
Monday April 15, 8pm
St Stephen's Church

Readings of Strindberg's THE STRONGER and PARIAH with musical performances including "Facades" by William Walton and songs by Anthony Plog based on poems of Walt Whitman.

Musical selections arranged and directed by
PAUL LUSTIG DUNKEL

Strrindberg plays adapted and directed by
CRAIG BALDWIN

TICKETS
$60 Benefit Admission

Buy Tickets Now
www.redbulltheater.com
212.352.3101

St Stephen's Church | 120 West 69th Street


 

April 14, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

"AMERICAN STAR!!!,"
NEW ROCKIN', BOPPIN' FAMILY MUSICAL BY WILLIAM ELECTRIC BLACK
Thursdays through Saturdays at 8:00 PM
Sundays at 3:00 PM
April 11 to 28, 2013.
Theater for the New City

No grown up wants their child to skip college to become the next Idol-like celebrity. But what would you say to your teenage daughter when she announces, "I got a 1200 on my SAT's. That makes my safety school Fairway! So I hafta get to the American Star tryouts."? Face it, moms and dads yearn for ivy-covered walls while kids sigh for limo rides and late night TV appearances. How'r ya gonna get 'em back to SAT prep after they've been indoctrinated by "Glee," "The Voice" and "X Factor"? "American Star!!!," a rockin', boppin' family-friendly musical written and directed by Emmy-winner William Electric Black, has some of the answers. Theater for the New City, 155 First Avenue, presents the show's world premiere run April 11 to 28.

This is a musical for people soon applying to college and for adults trying to live through it, in other words, for audiences aged 13 to 93. This piece sports 17 original numbers written by the team of William Electric Black and Gary Schreiner, both Emmy-winners. There's an ensemble of ten actors and a three-piece live band. Book, lyrics and direction are by William Electric Black. The show's website is www.americanstarthemusical.com.

Tickets: $15 gen. adm.; $12 students and seniors;
Box office (212) 254-1109, www.theaterforthenewcity.net.

Theater for the New City | 155 First Avenue (at 10th Street)


 

Another New York Cool Tip:

The Cecilia Chorus of New York Presents Sisters in Arms Concert –
Music by Smyth and Tachikovsky
Sunday, April 14 at 2:00 PM
Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage

The Cecilia Chorus of New York, Mark Shapiro, Music
Director will present Sisters in Arms, a concert on Sunday, April 14 at
2:00 PM in Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, 57th Street
and 7th Avenue in Manhattan. The program will be performed with
orchestra, and soloists will be Felicia Moore, soprano, Heather Johnson,
mezzo-soprano, Eric Barry, tenor and Matthew Trevino, bass. Ms. Moore
was recently named a winner of the 2013 George London competition.

This concert features the New York Premiere of Dame Ethel Smyth’s
neglected 1893 masterpiece Mass in D and scenes from The Maid of
Orleans, an opera by Tchaikovsky about Joan of Arc.


Tickets for the April 14 concert range from $25 to $80, and can be
purchased online at
http://www.carnegiehall.org/Calendar/2013/4/14/0200/PM/The-Cecilia-Chorus-of-New-York-with-Orchestra/,
by calling CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800 or visiting the box office at
57th Street and 7th Avenue.

For more information about this concert, visit
http://www.ceciliachorusny.org/ or call 646-638-2535.


Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage | 57th Street and 7th Avenue
Manhattan
http://www.ceciliachorusny.org/


 

April 13, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Tales of Anansi
Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 2pm
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College (BCBC) celebrates Earth Day 2013 with a family-friendly concert of music and storytelling entitled Tales of Anansi. The environmental performance group Bash the Trash performs this storytelling concert featuring Anansi the trickster, one of the most important characters in West African and Caribbean folklore. African-inspired musical instruments made from recycled and reused materials accompany the stories and songs. This educational performance combines lessons of environmental awareness with family friendly entertainment.

All tickets are $7 and can be purchased online at www.BrooklynCenterOnline.org or by phone at 718-951-4500 (Tues-Sat, 1pm-6pm).

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts | 2900 Campus Rd
Brooklyn, NY 11210


 

April 12, 2013

New York Cool Tip:


The Big Apple Posse: Escape From New York
Illusrated by Sophie Escabasse

The Big Apple Posse: Escape From New York, written by Wendy R. Williams and illustrated by Sophie Escabasse, is part of a free promotion Friday, April 12th - Sunday April 14th at Amazon.com. "The Big Apple Posse Trilogy" is only for children if the "The Hunger Games" series is only for children.
Click here Friday - Sunday for your free copy:


Just Published: Read Frank J.Avella's review of Todd Berger’s It’s a Disaster!,which opens today Friday, April 12, 2013.


 

April 11, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

New York Bag Ladies Luncheon
“Fighting Lupus is Always in Fashion!”
Thursday, April 11, 2013
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Viewing of Handbags for Auction
12:30 PM – 2:00 PM Luncheon and Silent Auction
The Plaza Hotel

The annual New York Bag Ladies Luncheon gathers hundreds of women prominent in the city’s philanthropic community for a fundraising event to further lupus science and support services. The program includes a sumptuous luncheon and a silent (but very exciting!) auction of generously donated designer and celebrity handbags.

Honorary Chairs: Matilda Raffa Cuomo, Former First Lady of New York State, Founder and Chair of Mentoring USA, and author of new book “The Person Who Changed My Life.”
Jessye Norman, Opera Legend
Luncheon Brett Heyman & Carol Weisman
Chairs: Jamie Peretz & Cindy Saxman Margulies
Linda M. Plattus & Diane Plaut

Proceeds from the event will help the S.L.E. Lupus Foundation achieve its goal of “Life Without Lupus” with funding for science and service – advancing the most novel, innovative science and providing much-needed patient support.

Ticket Price: Junior tickets start at $150 (under age 30)
Tickets start at $300
Tables for 10 start at $3,500

Website: www.lupusny.org
Event Contact: Sarata Kaba 212-685-4118 x 40 skaba@lupusny.or

The Plaza Hotel | Fifth Avenue at 59th Street, New York City


Another New York Cool Tip:

New York Choral Society Spring Gala
Thursday, April 11th 6pm
Metropolitan Club

The New York Choral Society will celebrate its 54th anniversary with a Spring Gala. Robert Sherman, award-winning broadcaster and writer, will be honored with the Robert De Cormier Lifetime Achievement Award for his 35 years of outstanding service supporting young artists through WQXR’s “The McGraw-Hill Companies' Young Artists Showcase” and his devotion to folk music as host of WFUV’s “Woody’s Children.“ We also will be honoring Eugene Kohn, who will be presented with the Music Leadership Award for his distinguished career as an opera conductor.

Tickets are $300, $500, and $650 for the full gala evening, or $125 for an 8:00 entry to Dessert & Entertainment only. Tickets are available online at www.nychoral.org/concerts-events/spring-gala. For more information, call (917) 442-1391.

Metropolitan Club | 1 East 60th Street
New York, NY 10019


 

 

April 10, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

SOHO International Film Festival
April 5-12
Landmark's Sunshine Cinema, 143 Houston St., in SOHO Manhattan

On Friday, April 5, 2013 the SOHO International Film Festival will launch its fourth year running until April 12th. Breaking its own record on the amount of films being submitted and accepted by different countries, women and young filmmakers, it has producers, directors and actors flying in from all over the world. Opening Night is a Red Carpet event screening of Billy Bates, a film by Julie Pacino with original score by Grammy Award winner Moby, plus Academy Award Winner Octavia Spencer will be announcing the winner of a film contest she recently hosted with her fan clubs later on in the week.

The tickets come in all ranges. To learn more, please visit www.sohofilmfest.com or call Sibyl Santiago at 212-945-8878.

Landmark’s Sunshine Cinema | 143 Houston St. in SOHO Manhattan


 

April 9, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

IDEASMYTH.com Pitch-Palooza
Tuesday, April 9th - 6PM-8PM
DROM

IDEASMYTH.com’s Pitch-Palooza gives you the rare opportunity to pitch your creative writing concept—be it an article, book, script—to an expert media panel. Each participant has two minutes to pitch the panel a teaser of their project, and then will receive on-the-spot coaching that will be educational to the whole audience. The April 9th event will include panelists Michael Darden—Founder and President, Perfect Pitch Media Relations Inc. (www.perfectpitch-media.com ); Katherine Wessling—freelance editor who has been on staff at Esquire and other publications; as well as a major literary agent. Only 15 candidates will be selected to participate, so all interested writers need to submit their 1-page pitch in advance to Events@IDEASMYTH.com by April 4th. Please include your full name and contact information within your pitch page.

Tickets $20 in advance or $28 at the door. Visit www.dromNYC.com.

DROM | 85 Avenue A (between 5th and 6th Street)


 

April 8, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

BALLET HISPANICO
2013 Spring Gala
Honors Randy Falco, President and CEO of
Univision Communications,
Celebrates the School of Dance
Monday, April 8, 2013 at 7pm
The Plaza Hotel

On Monday, April 8, 2013, Ballet Hispanico will celebrate the legacy of its School of Dance, and proudly honor Randy Falco, President & CEO of Univision Communications, with its Civic Inspiration Award at the annual Spring Gala in The Plaza Hotel's Grand Ballroom. Cocktails begin at 7pm and dinner will commence at 7:45pm. Attire is black tie. 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. The Plaza Hotel is located at 768 Fifth Avenue, New York City.

The celebration will feature dinner, live music from the Spanish Harlem Orchestra, and performances by the Ballet Hispanico Company and students of the Ballet Hispanico School of Dance. The event is headed by Event Chairs Emilio Estefan, Kate Lear, David Pérez, and Herb Scannell.

"Both Univision and Ballet Hispanico share a commitment to serve as cultural connectors and leaders in the ever-changing demographics of our country. For Ballet Hispanico, this means continued access, scholarship support and excellence in dance education for underserved communities and schools," said Kate Lear, Chair of Ballet Hispanico's Board of Directors. "Univision stands for innovation in television and media with programming that reflects and responds to today's Latino experience, and we are thrilled to honor their achievements."

The Plaza Hotel | 768 Fifth Avenue


Another New York Cool Tip:

Jay O. Sanders's
UNEXPLORED INTERIOR
Special Public Reading Event
April 8 @ 6PM
Museum of Jewish Heritage

The Flea Theater is proud to announce a unique collaboration between The Museum of Jewish Heritage, The Public Theater, The Flea Theater, and individuals, Luna Kaufman, Emmanuel Ruranga, M.S. L.P.C., Daniel Neiden and Erika Feldman. In commemoration of the 19th anniversary of the start of the Rwandan genocide, the group will produce a one time only public reading performance of a new play by Jay O. Sanders.

Directed by James Glossman, the reading will be held in the theater of the Museum of Jewish Heritage with a cast of fourteen actors: Fritz Weaver, Arthur French, Sharon Washington, Owiso Odera, Marlyne Barrett, Charles Parnell, Irungu Mutu, Craig Alan Edward, Nile Bullock, Matthew Murumba, Clark Jackson, Benjamin Thys, James A. Williams and Michael McKean. The Museum of Jewish Heritage offers the perfect place to connect the tragedy of Rwanda with the other genocides of the world.

The Museum of Jewish Heritage can be reached by subway: 4/5 to Bowling Green, R to Whitehall Street or Rector Street, or the 1 to Rector Street. Parking garages are available nearby.

Admission is free.

Limited tickets are available by contacting Alek Deva, Development Associate at The Flea, 212-226-0051

Museum of Jewish Heritage | 36 Battery Place in Battery Park.


 

April 7, 2013


Just Published: Read Frank J. Avella's review of Kinky Boots which just opened on Broadway.


New York Cool Tip:

Metropolitan Klezmer & Isle of Klezbos
Sunday, April 7, 2013 at 2pm
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College (BCBC) is pleased to announce the rescheduling of a concert by Metropolitan Klezmer & Isle of Klezbos on Sunday, April 7, 2013 at 2pm. Originally scheduled for early November 2012 but cancelled due to Superstorm Sandy, the concert now coincides with Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah).

Tickets are $30 and can be purchased online at www.BrooklynCenterOnline.org or by phone at 718-951-4500 (Tues-Sat, 1pm-6pm).

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


 

April 6, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

The Scotland Run & Festival
Saturday April 6th. 8 AM – 12 PM
Central Park, Mineral Springs at Sheep’s Meadow

The 10th annual Scotland Run (10k) in Central Park welcomes everyone to sport a kilt and participate in the Run's fun Scottish Festival. During and after the Run, enjoy family-friendly activities such as an expert genealogist to chart your Scottish heritage, a Bear Grylls Survival Academy survivalist that can teach you everything from basic outdoor tips to eating live insects, face painting, a Scottish-themed photo booth with props for picture-perfect fun, and of course a handful of trip giveaways to Scotland.

Free Festival. For more information visit: http://www.scotland.org/celebrate-scotland/scotland-week/scotland-run-10k/

Central Park, Mineral Springs at Sheep’s Meadow
Central Park West 67th Street and Central Park West


Another New YOrk Cool Tip:

Shipbuilding Workshop for Families
Saturday April 6th. 1PM to 4:00PM
The Waterfront Museum

As part of the ongoing Battle Pass project, Proteus Gowanus and the
Waterfront Museum have organized a workshop for children ages five and
up and their families. The Battle Pass project commemorates the
Battle of Brooklyn through art. On Saturday, April 6, we will be
exploring the important role ships played in the battle at the
Waterfront Museum, located on a barge in Red Hook. In the summer of
1776, local residents would have seen the imposing British fleet from
Red Hook; Washington later rounded up more humble vessels in order to
retreat to Manhattan from Brooklyn Heights. Participants in this
family workshop will make their own improvised armada from objects
found in Brooklyn today, such as coffee cups and cardboard packaging.
Weather permitting, we will test launch our boats from the deck of the
barge.

This drop-in workshop is free. For more information visit
www.proteusgowanus.org or www.waterfrontmuseum.org.

The Waterfront Museum | 290 Conover Street, Pier 44, Red Hook, Brooklyn


 

April 5, 2013

Just Published: See Katherin Wermke's photographs and read my article about Dennis Basso for Fall/Winter 2013.


 

New York Cool Tip:

SOHO International Film Festival
April 5-12
Landmark's Sunshine Cinema, 143 Houston St., in SOHO Manhattan

On Friday, April 5, 2013 the SOHO International Film Festival will launch its fourth year running until April 12th. Breaking its own record on the amount of films being submitted and accepted by different countries, women and young filmmakers, it has producers, directors and actors flying in from all over the world. Opening Night is a Red Carpet event screening of Billy Bates, a film by Julie Pacino with original score by Grammy Award winner Moby, plus Academy Award Winner Octavia Spencer will be announcing the winner of a film contest she recently hosted with her fan clubs later on in the week.

The tickets come in all ranges. To learn more, please visit www.sohofilmfest.com or call Sibyl Santiago at 212-945-8878.

Landmark’s Sunshine Cinema | 143 Houston St. in SOHO Manhattan


 

April 3, 2013

Just Published: Check out Katherin Wermke's photographs and my article about Diane Von Furstenberg for Fall/Winter 2013.


New York Cool Tip:

PARSONS DANCE
2013 Annual Spring GALA
Strike up the Band!
Thursday, April 4, 2013 at 7pm
Mandarin Oriental

Parsons Dance and Gala Chair Linda Stocknoff announce the company's 2013 Annual Spring Gala, Strike up the Band! honoring the Board of Trustees of the Harkness Foundation for Dance: Theodore Bartwink, William Perlmuth, and Etta Brandman, on Thursday, April 4, 2013 at 7pm at the Mandarin Oriental, 80 Columbus Circle at 60th Street, NYC. The evening, which will be hosted by MC Brett Siddel, will begin with cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and silent auction at 7pm, followed by dinner and live auction at 8pm, with a sneak peak of a never-before-seen new piece choreographed by David Parsons. The night will continue with the creation of a brand-new dance created on the spot through improvisation with a ten-piece big band, followed by social dancing with the band. Attire is black tie optional.

PARSONS DANCE GALA COMMITTEE 2013
Chair: Linda Stocknoff; Co-Chairs: Froma Benerofe, Fiorenza Scholey Cohen, Kelly Ginsburg, and Vickie Morris.

Tickets begin at $700 and are available by phone at 212-869-9275, or online at www.parsonsdance.org/gala.


Mandarin Oriental | 80 Columbus Circle at 60th Street


Another New York Cool Tip:

CUPCAKE CARNAGE
Thursday, April 4th, 2013 9:30pm-11:00
The Creek and The Cave

More than eggs will be beaten! Gear up for Wrestlemania weekend with this wacky & thrilling variety show. Featuring wrestling-themed sketches and characters from great New York comedians, matches from the comedy wrestling promotion, Cupcake Lady Wrestling, and appearances from special guests!

Presented by Cupcake Lady Productions:

Stephanie Sottile
Rich Wisneski
Laura Mae Baker and
Melissa Meli

with:
Harry Terjarian
Billy Beyrer
John Sartori
and special guest Brandon Stroud, Editor from With Leather

Admission only $5 (cash)

http://www.creeklic.com
https://www.facebook.com/events/175140552633939/

The Creek and the Cave | 10-93 Jackson Ave., Long Island City, NY
Between 11th Street and 49th Avenue
Accessible via the 7 train to Vernon/Jackson


 

April 2, 2013

Just Published: See Katherin Wermke's photographs and my article about Anna Sui for Fall/Winter 2013.



Just Published: Read Frank J. Avella's review of Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray which is playing at the Workshop Theater through April 14, 2013


New York Cool Tip:

Women’s Work First Concert of 2013 Series - Parthenia viol consort
Tuesday, April 2 at 7:30 PM
The Players Theatre

Women’s Work will present the first concert of its 2013 series,
featuring Parthenia, New York’s premiere viol consort, Tuesday, April 2
– 7:30 PM on the main stage of The Players Theatre, 115 MacDougal Street
in Manhattan. The evening will be hosted by series curator Beth Anderson.

Concert repertoire will be Frances White’s a flower on the farther side
for viol consort and pre-recorded electronics, Kristin Norderval’s
Nothing Proved for viols, soprano and manipulated electronics, Eleonor
Sandresky’s Selections from her String Quartet, Tawnie Olson’s World
Premiere of a new work for viols and baritone and Beth Anderson’s
Magnificat.

Admission to the April 2 concert is $20 general, $10 for students and
seniors. For tickets, call 866-811-4111 or visit
https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/9756425. Tickets will also be
available at the door starting at 6:30 PM. For more information about
this concert and the series, contact Women’s Work at 516-586-3433 or
visit their Fractured Atlas page at
https://www.fracturedatlas.org/s/campaign/712. Programs are subject to
change.

The Players Theatre | 115 MacDougal Street in Manhattan


Another New York Cool Tip:

Sensorial Perspectives and Essence of Abstraction
Exhibition Dates: March 2, 2013 – March 22, 2013
Reception: Thursday, March 14, 2013, 6-8 pm
Gallery Hours: Tues – Sat, 11a.m. - 6 p.m.
Agora Gallery


Agora Gallery, NYC is delighted to present two exhibitions that are sure to give viewers a feeling of optimism, energy and hope. In Sensorial Perspectives viewers can appreciate the elegant, intricate approach that leads to works that are both engaging and visually stunning. Careful observation grounds every piece, demonstrating the power that a real connection to the world and its mysteries has in the creative process, but each artist brings their own unique perspective and magic to their work, with dazzling consequences. The Essence of Abstraction provides a feast for the eyes, presenting the work of artists who allow their glowing inner conviction and inspiring sense of reality and its fully dynamic nature to spill out into their works, animating and enlivening each piece. The result is art that stirs the imagination and touches the heart.

The exhibitions open on March 2, 2013 and continue until March 22, 2013, with an opening reception on the evening of Thursday, March 14, at 6-8 pm. Art lovers are enthusiastically encouraged to attend and meet some of the talented artists who created the memorable and moving works on display.

Event URL: http://www.agora-gallery.com/collectivecatalog/Collective_3_2_2013.aspx
http://www.agora-gallery.com/
Phone: 212.226.4151

Agora Gallery | 530 West 25th St, New York City


 

April 1, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Imani Uzuri
April 1st @ 8PM& 10:30PM
Blue Note

The "stunning" (New York Magazine) vocalist and globally-inspired composer Imani Uzuri returns to the Blue Note on April 1 to perform songs from her new acclaimed album, The Gypsy Diaries, which draws on her rural Southern roots as well as influences ranging from Sufi devotionals to Romany laments. Recently praised in The New York Times for her "gorgeously chesty ruminations", Uzuri will be joined by a stellar group of musicians who are all featured on the album, including Marika Hughes (cello), Kaoru Watanabe (Japanese shinobue flute, western flute), Todd Isler (world percussion), co-producer Christian Ver Halen (acoustic guitar), and Neel Murgai (sitar, daf).

(Doors open at 6:00 p.m. (8:00 show) and 9:30 for 10:30 performance)
Price: $10.00 at bar; $15.00 (table reservation): http://www.bluenote.net/newyork/schedule/moreinfo.cgi?id=10886

For more info.: www.bluenote.net

Blue Note | 131 W. 3rd St (at 6th Avenue)
New York, NY 10012
212-475-8592


 

March 31, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Billy Stein / Michael Moss Duo at C.O.M.A.
March 31, 2013 at 7 PM
ABC No-Rio
C.O.M.A.


For the past 30 years, native New Yorker guitarist and composer Billy Stein has been involved in multiple music scenes in and around NYC, including R&B, funk, blues, rock, salsa, bossa nova, as well as both mainstream and free jazz. The many eclectic musicians he has performed and recorded with include legendary bassist Milt Hinton, mainstream jazz icon Sahib Shihab, Latin composer Joe Blanco, the rock group The Coasters, and free-jazz drummer Rashid Bakr. Stein recently recorded the critically acclaimed CD "Hybrids" and is a recipient of a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Stein will collaborate with reed player and composer Michael Moss. As a reed player and composer, Michael Moss has been involved in the music scene for many years leading his own musical groups including Mike Moss/4 Rivers and Free Energy. He has played with an eclectic group of musicians including William Parker, Jackson Krall, Sam Rivers, Dave Liebman, Dave Burrell, Badal Roy, Mark Hennen, and Rashid Bakr. Moss is President of 4th Stream Records and ERG Publishing, past-President of Free Life Communication (a musician’s co-op in NYC), and is the recipient of numerous Meet the Composer and NYSCA grants. Stein and Moss will be releasing a duo CD in 2013.

Admission: $5. Contact: Michael Moss 646-691-4330 www.m2-theory.com email: m2moss@verizon.net


C.O.M.A. | 156 Rivington, NYC 10002


 

March 30, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Zackary Grady
Travis
March 22, 23, 29, 30, 2013 @ 8pm
Ars Nova


PROJECT RESIDENCY - Directed by Peter James Cook. Lace up your party shoes, untangle your headphones, and prepare for the greatest contest of your life! The elusive DJ Travis Buchanan is looking for New York's finest party people, and he's engineered an elaborate competition to test your skills. Grab your mp3 device, dial up the night's playlist and try to keep up as Travis guides you via headphones through a series of challenges that will spill out of the theater and onto the the streets of Manhattan. Show up ready to rumble - a night out with Travis never ends where you expect…

Tix $15. For more info - https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/916057.

Ars Nova | 511 W 54th St (past 10th Ave)


Another New York Cool Tip:

Arts in Progress: Celebrating International SWAN Day
March 30th, 2013 from 12pm to 6pm
The Producers’ Club

Hosted by the International Women Artists’ Salon in collaboration with artist-curator Vito Giancaspro

Women artists and their supporters will come to share in a celebration of the power and diversity of women’s creativity for the international holiday of SWAN DAY (Support Women Artists Now Day).

“Arts in Progress” consists of a collection of creative events occurring throughout the day including a public performance piece, participation art piece, and an open mic/stage/screen.

The International Women Artists’ Salon will collaborate with artist Vito Giancaspro in a video recorded public performance piece consisting of 25 women walking together wearing blank canvases in the streets of New York City as part of his series “Art to Wear” beginning at 12pm and ending around 1pm at the Producers Club. If interested in participating, please contact Jessica Dalton at jmd2729@gmail.com.

There will be a participation art piece consisting of a large canvas available for contributors to add their art/writings/tributes throughout the week leading up to the event. Participants can bring their own supplies to contribute and/or use the supplies on hand for contribution. Anyone interested is welcome to come by the Producers’ Club March 26th through March 30th 10am to 10pm.

There will also be an open mic/stage/screen during the event from 1pm to 6pm where musicians, performers, comedians, poets, and writers will present their work. An opportunity for video and film presentation will also be available. Anyone interested in participating in the open mic/stage/screen, please contact Su Polo at supolo@rcn.com with the subject line “IWAS SWAN Day Participant.”

This is a FREE event. Refreshments will be available. Artisan art wares will be for sale.

Producers’ Club http://producersclub.com/

International Women Artists' Salon http://womenartsalon.blogspot.com/

SWAN Day http://www.womenarts.org/swan-day/swan/

Vito Giancaspro http://vitogiancaspro.com/

The Producers’ Club | 358 West 44th St., NY 10036


 

March 29, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Judith Malina
Here We Are
March 26 to March 29, Tuesday to Friday at 8PM
Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center

Written and directed by Judith Malina, HERE WE ARE opened on January 23 to enthusiastic reviews, playing its final performance at 21 Clinton Street on February 23, marking the longest run for the company in one venue in New York City. Catherine Rampell, in her New York Times review, called HERE WE ARE "bizarre and whimsical and lyrical." She concluded that attending a production of The Living Theatre is an "essential New York experience." In his Back Stage review of HERE WE ARE, Jonathan Mandell described the production as "hugely engaging." He added, "Using the language of the avant-garde, HERE WE ARE has some substantive things to say. The Living Theatre, rightly labeled legendary, but still fresh, is worth catching."

Tickets: Wednesdays: $20, $15 student/senior.
visit www.livingtheatre.org

Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center | 107 Suffolk Street


Another New York Cool Tip:

Beyond the Machine 13.1
Wednesday, March 27 at 7:30 PM
Thursday, March 28 at 8:00 PM
Friday, March 29 at 8:00 PM
Saturday, March 30 at 8:00 PM
Rosemary and Meredith Willson Theater

Juilliard’s Center for Innovation in the Arts presents a festival of electro-acoustic and intermedia art, featuring collaborations between all three of Juilliard’s disciplines: Dance, Drama, and Music

Limited FREE tickets available 3/1 by emailing beyondthemachine@juilliard.edu

events.juilliard.edu

Rosemary and Meredith Willson Theater | 155 W 65th Street, NY, NY 10023


 

March 28, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

East Side House Settlement Preview Gala
2013 New York International Auto Show
Thursday, March 28. 6pm – 11:30pm.
Jacob Javits Center

On March 28, 2013, East Side House Settlement (www.eastsidehouse.org) will hose the 14th Annual Gala Preview of the 2013 New York International Auto Show. Jeep will offer guests a private preview of the entire New York International Auto Show before it officially opens to the public. The media sponsor is New York Magazine. The evening is chaired by Philip Yang, Joan P. Young, Chris LaSusa, and Elia Zois, and the benefit committee is chaired by Fe Fendi, John Munson and Mariana Zois.

Dinner tickets: $1,000
Cocktail tickets: $200

Tickets: 718-292-7392, East Side House Benefit Office

Galapreview.org

Jacob Javits Center | 655 W 34th St | New York, NY 10001


 

Another New York Cool Tip:

The Soundtrack Series
Thursday, March 28th. 8pm - 9:30pm
The Gallery at LPR (Le Poisson Rouge)

Stories about songs, and the hilarious or heartbreaking memories we forever connect with music. Hip hop artist Jean Grae, Maggie Serota of Low Times, Everybody Loves Our Town author Mark Yarm and Record/Play's Aaron Wolfe tell us the stories they connect with songs by Leonard Cohen, 50 Cent, America and more. Plus, a fierce debate on one of hip hop's most famous arguments - East Coast vs. West Coast, with Dawn Fraser and Mike Brown.

Tickets are $5 in advance, $8 day of and at the door. For more information or advance purchase, please visit www.lepoissonrouge.com.

The Gallery at Le Poisson Rouge | 158 Bleecker Street
New York, NY 10012




March 27, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Kelley Suttenfield Trio
Wednesday, March 27, 2013, 8pm
SideWalk

Kelley Suttenfield is an acoustic jazz vocalist known for her unique interpretive style that clearly resonates with her listeners. Susan Frances of JazzTimes proclaims "Smoky, sultry fumes emanate from [her] vocals like liquid fire.” Kelley performs regularly in her home base of New York City, and has toured the Eastern US, Denmark, and the UK. Growing up in Virginia, Kelley routinely performed as a vocal soloist in school and church choirs, and won multiple state classical piano competitions by the age of ten. Later, while pursuing a degree in musical theatre, Kelley relocated to New York City, and that’s when her musical priorities began to shift towards jazz but with a more acoustic sound. She also took a detour from the Great American Songbook repertoire, developing a singular, contemporary style that honors the jazz tradition, while drawing from a deep well of music she declines to classify by genre. Her debut CD Where Is Love? was released to critical acclaim. George Harris of JazzWeekly writes: "Here’s a singer with a lot of great ideas, and the ability to deliver them. It’s her debut disc, and the closest thing I can compare it to is Madeleine Peyroux’s debut Dreamland...give me more!" Jim Santella of L.A. Jazz Scene declares: "Suttenfield and her band give a superb performance with this session of familiar songs; the creative ideas shown here indicate a deep appreciation for what’s most important in modern jazz." A second CD is planned for release in 2013. For more information visit: www.kelleysuttenfield.com.

Tickets $15. For more information or advance purchase visit www.sidewalkny.com.

SideWalk | 94 Avenue A (Corner of 6th St), New York, NY 10009


March 26, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

SOLO IN THE CITY: JEWISH WOMEN, JEWISH STARS
** featuring Sandra Bernhard, Jackie Hoffman, Tovah Feldshuh, Judy Gold & more **
March 8 - 31
Baruch Performing Arts Center

SOLO IN THE CITY: JEWISH WOMEN, JEWISH STARS is a solo performance series which will be presented throughout March at Baruch Performing Arts Center. The series will feature seven leading and emerging NYC-based soloists including Sandra Bernhard, Tovah Feldshuh, Judy Gold, and Jackie Hoffman performing one-woman shows and a special opening lecture/film event. The Baruch Performing Arts Center is located on the campus of Baruch College in Manhattan on East 25th Street between Lexington & 3rd Aves. The series is co-presented with Baruch College’s Jewish Studies Center, and co-sponsered by the Jewish Women Archives. Ticket prices vary by each event, and can be purchased online at www.baruch.cuny.edu/bpac, by phone at 646-312-5073, or in person at the box office at 55 Lexington Ave. (enter E. 25th St. between Lexington & 3rd Aves.)

Box Office (646) 312-5073, www.baruch.cuny.edu/bpac.

Baruch Performing Arts Center | 55 Lexington Ave in NYC


March 25, 2013

Just Published: Read Frank J. Avella's review of Truman Capote’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s which is now playing at Cort Theatre.


New York Cool Tip:

Culture Project’s Women Center Stage presents
Shaheed: The Dream and Death of Benazir Bhutto
Friday-Saturday & Monday @ 7:30PM
Sunday @ 3PM
7:30pm Fri-Sat & Mon; 3pm Sun
March 8 – April 1
Culture Project

Writer/performer Anna Khaja illuminates the lives and historical forces surrounding slain Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, who was assassinated in 2007 while attempting to reunite a nation bitterly divided over the ideals of Islam and democracy. Through the monologues of eight characters that take place in the minutes before Bhutto's death--including Condoleezza Rice and Bhutto herself--we see how Bhutto's life and death resonate far beyond the boundaries of Pakistan, reshaping the world's struggle to reconcile the precepts of Islam with those of democracy.

Written and Performed by Anna Khaja
Directed by Heather de Michele

http://www.cultureproject.org/current/shaheed
See Shaheed in previews (Mar 8—10) for only $20!
Regular Performances: $25-55
Student Rush: $15
Order online: http://bit.ly/VIN9TL
Order by phone: 866-811-4111

Culture Project | 45 Bleecker Street, New York City


 

Another New York Cool Tip:

Music Adventures Spring Festival
Monday March 25th - Friday March 29th, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Brooklyn Conservatory

Join Music Adventures lead teacher Brian Barrentine for interactive
2-hour sessions featuring singing, instruments, movement, art and
snacks. We?l be jamming, crafting and cooking our way around the
world with a different music garden destination each day!
For ages 1.5 - 4 years with adult companion.

DAY 1. Eurogarden
DAY 2. Spanish garden
DAY 3. Farm garden
DAY 4. Urban garden
DAY 5. Garden Party

$195 tuition

Brooklyn Conservatory | 58 7th Avenue


 

March 24, 2013

Just Published: Read Frank J. Avella's review of Christopher Durang's Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike which is playing at the John Golden Theater.


 

New York Cool Tip:

Francesco Cavalli's
ELIOGABALO
March 15-29, 2013
The Box

Gotham Chamber Opera continues its 2012-2013 Season with ELIOGABALO (1667) by Francesco Cavalli. Opera is full of courtesans and lechers and in the 20th century, outright acts of perversion. (Salome, anyone?) But you have to go back almost 350 years for the work with the most depraved protagonist of all: Eliogabalo, by Francesco Cavalli. Based on the life of the Roman emperor Heliogabalus, who reigned from 218 to 222, the opera tells the story of a man who even today remains notorious for his sexual appetites, his appointment of an all-female senate, and his well-deserved assassination. Cavalli (1602-1676) died without ever seeing a performance of the opera, which was written for the Venice festival of 1668 but was withdrawn and replaced by another opera on the same subject. Ignored for centuries, Cavalli's opera finally received its world premiere in 1999 in Crema, Italy, the composer's birthplace.

The show will run from March 15-29, 2013 at 8pm. Tickets are $30-$175 and are available on www.ticketcentral.com or by phone at 212-279-4200.

The Box | 189 Chrystie Street, NYC.


 

March 23, 2013


Mikhail Baryshnikov with Students of The School of American Ballet
Photo Credit Erin Baiano

Just Published: Read my article and see Erin Baiano's photographs of the 2013 School of American Ballet Winter Ball.


New York Cool Tip:

DJ Spooky: Of Water and Ice
Saturday, March 23rd, 7pm – 9pm
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

A multimedia concert of compositions based on water and arctic rhythms. Of Water and Ice is a piece commissioned by the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Tickets $30

The Metropolitan Museum of Art | 1000 Fifth Avenue | New York | NY 10028


 

March 22, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Seven Words
Friday, March 22nd, 7pm – 9pm
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

A Music-Video Work Featuring Original Live-Mixed Video Installation by Ofri Cnaani and featuring live music by Salzburg Chamber Soloists in their New York debut with a program featuring Haydn’s ‘Seven last Words of Christ on the Cross’ to a string orchestra.

Tickets $45

The Metropolitan Museum of Art | 1000 Fifth Avenue | New York | NY 10028


Another New York Cool Tip:

New York Theatre Ballet presents
Legends and Visionaries: Program B
Friday, March 22, 2013 at 7pm
Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 7pm
Florence Gould Hall

New York Theatre Ballet presents the second installment of Legends and Visionaries: Program B on March 22-23 at 7pm at Florence Gould Hall, 55 East 59th Street, NYC. The evening features works by Richard Alston, Antony Tudor, James Waring, and a world premiere by Gemma Bond, commissioned by New York Theatre Ballet.

New York Theatre Ballet's repertory pairs the ballets of legendary creators with those of contemporary visionaries, bringing a new understanding and appreciation of dance. This season features new works and beloved favorites from choreographers including Richard Alston, Jerome Robbins, José Limón, and Antony Tudor. In a nod to the 50th Anniversary of the Judson Dance Theater movement, NYTB presents two pieces by James Waring.


Tickets start at $30 and are available for purchase at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-982-2787.

Florence Gould Hall, | 55 East 59th Street, NYC.


March 21, 2013

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Amy Winehouse Foundation Inspiration Awards and Gala
Thursday March 21, 2013 6:30pm-10pm
Waldorf Astoria

The Board of Directors of the Amy Winehouse Foundation (AWF) Announce the First and Soon to be Annual Amy Winehouse Foundation Inspiration Awards and Gala on Thursday March, 21 2013 at the WALDORF ASTORIA NEW YORK

A Special Evening of Music & Celebration Honoring TONY BENNETT the AWF Inspiration Award for Lifetime Achievement, SALAAM REMI the AWF Inspiration Award for Visionary Leadersip, NAS the AWF Inspiration Award for a New Generation, and ELHADJ “MOE” KANE the AWF Inspiration Award for Helping Build a Better World. With Special Guests & Musical Performances by JENNIFER HUDSON, NAS & MORE! Cocktails…Dinner…Live Auction. Corporate Sponsorships, Program Advertising and Special Seating Available. Tables and Sponsorships available at $10,000, $25,000 and $50, 000.

Tickets $1,000. For more information visit www.amywinehousefoundation.org/us

Waldorf Astoria | 301 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10022



March 20, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

TERRENCE MCNALLY'S
MASTER CLASS
March 16th - March 31st
The Gallery Players

The Gallery Players proudly presents Master Class by Terrence McNally beginning March 16th. Carolyn Mignini* stars as legendary opera singer, Maria Callas. Master Class, winner of both the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding New Play and the Tony Award for Best Play in 1996, is a mesmerizing meditation on Maria Callas’ life and nature of her art. Commanding, competitive, glamorous and drop-dead funny, Callas is alternately dismayed and impressed by the three students exposed to her withering scrutiny. What starts as a master class becomes a platform for Callas to relive her own recollections about the glories and failures of her life and career. In this rich and vividly theatrical piece we learn that Callas, although fierce and uncompromising in her art, was much less sure and successful in her private life.

Tickets are $18 for adults, $14 for seniors and children 12 and under.
Tickets may be purchased online at www.galleryplayers.com or by calling Ovationtix at 212-352-3101 (phone hours 9-9 weekdays, 10-6 weekends).

The Gallery Players | 199 14th Street
(between 4th and 5th Aves)


 

Another New York Cool Tip:

Piano Concert:
Joseph Smith Plays and Narrates Musical Portraits From Life
Wednesday, March 20, 2013, 6:30 pm
The Kosciuszko Foundation, 15 East 65th Street

In painting, the portrait is a standard genre, in music, an unusual, intriguing choice. In this lecture-recital, Joseph Smith—whose playing the New York Times calls “eloquent”— presents a fresh look at pieces that depict individuals personally known to the composers.

Open to the public. $20 with advance registration, $25 at the door. To register, see http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/313685
or call 212-288-6900 ext. 230

The Kosciuszko Foundation| 15 East 65th Street.


 

March 19, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Green Festival 2013
April 19, 3pm-7pm
April 20, 10am - 6pm
April 21, 11am - 5pm
Jacob Javits Center

The nation’s largest and most trusted green living event will kick off its 12th year by bringing the New York City green community together at the Green Festival for the second time. Featured at the weekend-long show will be leaders in the environmental community, including speakers, entrepreneurs and activists, as well as an organic beer and wine pavilion, a Green Kids’ Zone and a unique marketplace of more than 300 eco-friendly businesses, featuring the latest and greatest in sustainable products and services. Local nonprofits have the opportunity to enter Green Festival partner FORD Motor Company's Community Green Grant competition for the chance to win $5,000. Runners-up will each receive $1,000. The deadline for entries is March 29, 2013. Green Festival will launch its first New York City business-to-business (B2B) Green Trade Day on Friday, April 19, 2013 from 3-7 P.M. at Javits Center North. The afternoon will allow retail and wholesale buyers to conduct business with Green Festival exhibitors before they open its doors to consumers.

Tickets are $15 - 25 for a full weekend pass, and can be purchased online at www.greenfestivals.org or at the show. Fan passes available online only. Free admission for youth under eighteen and union members with valid identification, Green America and Global Exchange members, Sierra Club members with membership card and volunteers. All tickets provide access to exhibit floor, workshops, speakers and films. Keep it green and ride your bike to the event – attendees that park with the festival bike valet get in for free.

www.greenfestivals.org

Javits Center | 655 W 34th Street
New York NY 10001


Another New York Cool Tip:

Performing the Changing City:
Public space, transformative events and creative action in New York
Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics
Tuesday March 19th @ 7 pm
Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics

"...careening astronauts and bank clerks glancing at the clock before lunch; actresses cowling at light-ringed mirrors and freight elevator operators grinding a thumbful of grease on a steel handle: student riots; that dark women in bodegas shook their heads last week because in six months prices have risen outlandishly; how coffee tastes after you've held it in your mouth, cold, a whole minute." --Samuel R. Delany, Dhalgren

Hurricanes, transit strikes, planned and unplanned explosions, occupations... Bike lanes, bus lanes, protest pens, command centers... Pedestrian zones, redevelopment zones, disaster zones... How is the landscape of our city changing and what are the possibilities for creative response? Looking at the shifting social, economic, and literal topography of our city through the frame of transformative events and policy decisions, we ask the question: what is the role of artists, activists, and all citizens in conceiving, creating, and defending (a notion of) public space? And conversely, what is the role of public space as a partner in creative expression and action? luciana achugar, Randy Martin, Jenny Romaine, and Niegel Smith reflect on our shifting urban landscape and offer opportunities to imagine how we might enact our city in the future.

Organized by Abigail Levine and Paloma McGregor

FREE. Check www.movementresearch.org for updates on the Studies Project Series.


Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics | 20 Cooper Square, New York, NY


 

 

Another New York Cool Tip:

AiRealistic presents
"Breaking Surface"
March 19, 20 and 21 at 7:00 PM
March 22 an 23 at 8:00 PM
Theater for the New City

"Breaking Surface" is an acrobatic aerial dance theater work staged in and over a thirty-by-twenty five foot shallow pool of water. Conceived and choreographed by Gwyneth Larsen and William Mulholland, it tells a story of love, relationships and the boundaries we create, using airy, sensual, elegant imagery, dance, flight and acrobatics. It will be presented March 19 to 23 at Theater for the New City, 155 First Avenue (at E. 10th Street) by AiRealistic, an aerial theater company that was "born out of a love of physical expression and an incessant urge to take wing." It is performed by an ensemble of seven dancer/performers.

Tickets:
Tuesday, March 19: Pay what you can.
March 20 to 23: $25 general admission, $40 premium seating
Box office: Smarttix, (212) 868-4444, www.smarttix.com

Theater for the New City | 155 First New York


 

March 18, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Movement Research at the Judson Church
March 18 Monday 8pm
Judson Memorial Church Meeting Hall

A high visibility, low-tech forum on Monday nights. Supports experiments in performance rather than finished products. Featuring Quartet Collective: Rachel Bernsen, Melanie Maar, Taylor Ho Bynum & Abraham Gomez-Delgado; Taya Epstein; Marilyn Maywald; Preety Vasudevan.

Admission is free. No Reservations. Seating is limited, please arrive early.


Judson Memorial Church | 55 Washington Square South, New York, NY.


Another New York Cool Tip:

Adam Overett
All Overett: The Songs of Adam Overett
March 18, 2013 @ 8pm Ars Nova


SPECIAL EVENT - Directed by Marlo Hunter - Orchestrations by Oran Eldor. Quadruple threat Adam Overett puts on his composer hat for a single blow out concert event, bringing his patchwork of musical theater characters to life with the help of some of New York's best and most fearless performers!

Tix $15. For more info - https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/9756751

Ars Nova | 511 W 54th St (past 10th Ave)


 

March 17, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Francesco Cavalli's
ELIOGABALO
March 15-29, 2013
The Box

Gotham Chamber Opera continues its 2012-2013 Season with ELIOGABALO (1667) by Francesco Cavalli. Opera is full of courtesans and lechers and in the 20th century, outright acts of perversion. (Salome, anyone?) But you have to go back almost 350 years for the work with the most depraved protagonist of all: Eliogabalo, by Francesco Cavalli. Based on the life of the Roman emperor Heliogabalus, who reigned from 218 to 222, the opera tells the story of a man who even today remains notorious for his sexual appetites, his appointment of an all-female senate, and his well-deserved assassination. Cavalli (1602-1676) died without ever seeing a performance of the opera, which was written for the Venice festival of 1668 but was withdrawn and replaced by another opera on the same subject. Ignored for centuries, Cavalli's opera finally received its world premiere in 1999 in Crema, Italy, the composer's birthplace.

The show will run from March 15-29, 2013 at 8pm. Tickets are $30-$175 and are available on www.ticketcentral.com or by phone at 212-279-4200.

The Box | 189 Chrystie Street, NYC.


Another New York Cool Tip:

SOLO IN THE CITY: JEWISH WOMEN, JEWISH STARS
** featuring Sandra Bernhard, Jackie Hoffman, Tovah Feldshuh, Judy Gold & more **
March 8 - 31
Baruch Performing Arts Center

SOLO IN THE CITY: JEWISH WOMEN, JEWISH STARS is a solo performance series which will be presented throughout March at Baruch Performing Arts Center. The series will feature seven leading and emerging NYC-based soloists including Sandra Bernhard, Tovah Feldshuh, Judy Gold, and Jackie Hoffman performing one-woman shows and a special opening lecture/film event. The Baruch Performing Arts Center is located on the campus of Baruch College in Manhattan on East 25th Street between Lexington & 3rd Aves. The series is co-presented with Baruch College’s Jewish Studies Center, and co-sponsered by the Jewish Women Archives. Ticket prices vary by each event, and can be purchased online at www.baruch.cuny.edu/bpac, by phone at 646-312-5073, or in person at the box office at 55 Lexington Ave. (enter E. 25th St. between Lexington & 3rd Aves.)

SOLO IN THE CITY: JEWISH WOMEN, JEWISH STARS will also feature a special opening dialogue and film event titled Making Trouble, Making History: Jewish Women in Art and Entertainment, presented on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at 6pm. The event will begin with selected clips of the 2006 comic documentary film Making Trouble: Three Generations of Funny Jewish Women, featuring two of the series’ performers (Jackie Hoffman and Judy Gold). Following the film is an onstage dialogue that examines and explores influences made by Jewish women on the American entertainment industry. The discussion will be moderated by writer and Brandeis University professor Joyce Antler, who has written numerous books and articles on the topic. The panelists include filmmaker Suzanne Wasserman and art critic Gail Levin. This special event is free and open to the public, and will be followed by a reception in the center’s lobby. Reservations for this event may be made at 646-312-5073.

Box Office (646) 312-5073, www.baruch.cuny.edu/bpac.

Baruch Performing Arts Center | 55 Lexington Ave in NYC


March 16, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

The Freddy Cole Quartet
Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 8pm
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts


Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College (BCBC) continues its 2012-2013 Season with The Freddy Cole Quartet . 2010 Grammy nominee Freddy Cole presents a glorious tribute to the songbooks of Jerome Kern, Cole Porter, and his older brother Nat “King” Cole. In addition to Freddy Cole, the quartet includes guitarist Randy Napoleon, drummer Curtis Boyd and bassist Elias Bailey. They regularly tour the US, Europe, Asia and South America.

Tickets are $36 and can be purchased by phone at 718-951-4500, or online at www.BrooklynCenterOnline.org

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


Another New York Cool Tip:

EARLY MUSIC NEW YORK ~ FREDERICK RENZ – DIRECTOR
Presents:
Mediterranean Meditations
Madrigals & Monody of the Early Italian & Spanish Baroque
Saturday, March 16 at 8 PM
First Church of Christ, Scientist (Manhattan)

Maestro Renz programs pivotal works of the early baroque, Venetian composer Claudio Monteverdi along with his Neapolitan and Spanish counterparts, Cristoforo Caresana, Gaspar Sanz and others. Madrigals, motets, instrumental canzonas and ostinato basses - mundane and moralistic - introduce freely expressive and dramatic monody, replacing the austere polyphonic style of the Renaissance. EM/NY's choice ensemble includes mixed voices, bowed and plucked strings, with the tromboni of the "Dark Horse Consort" early brass ensemble.

Tickets: $40.00 reserved; $20.00 student (w/valid ID)
Phone: (212) 280-0330 or visit www.EarlyMusicNY.org

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


March 15, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

DISTORTED DIZNEE
Fridays at 10PM
Begins January 4, 2013
The Laurie Beechman Theat
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Late Night Cult Hit Returns For Open-Ended Run DISTORTED DIZNEE with drag stars Dallas DuBois, Holly Dae, Bootsie LeFaris, Pixie Aventura & Shenea DeDranke Begins January 4, 2013 at The Laurie Beechman Theatre

The Laurie Beechman Theater continues its reign as The Happiest (and Gayest) Place on Earth as Dallas DuBois presents a return engagement of DISTORTED DIZNEE. After a 3 month run this summer, this late night cult hit featuring drag stars Holly Dae, Bootsie LeFaris, Pixie Aventura, Shenea DeDranke, and hostess Dallas DuBois begins an open-ended run January 4.

DISTORTED DIZNEE is an outrageous Las Vegas-style parody revue of some of America's most beloved animated classics. Come be Part of Our World as a troupe of fabulous drag queens take you on a twisted -- and very adult -- journey, catapulting you back to your childhood into a Magical Kingdom where dreams come true. This ever-evolving 75-minute non-stop extravaganza features high-energy dance numbers, comedy, dazzling costumes and lip-syncing "ladies"-- with a bit of Cher, Patti LuPone, Idina Menzel and Rihanna thrown in for good measure! This show is certain to offer a happy ending -- if you believe in fairies, that is!

Tickets are $15 (plus a $15 food/drink minimum). To purchase 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).


 

March 14, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

SHOWGASM.
March 14, 2013 @ 8pm
Ars Nova


Happy Half Hour, featuring $2 drink specials @ 7:30pm. Hosted by John Early - What is Showgasm, you ask? It's a backless gown on Casual Friday, Southern women pre-gaming before a taping of The View, a Groupon to everywhere. Or more simply put, a raucous variety show with performances ranging from hilarious to titillating to utterly inappropriate. Come. You've never looked better! Performers to be announced!

Tix $5. For more info - arsnovanyc.com/showgasm

Ars Nova | 511 W 54th St (past 10th Ave)


Another New York Cool Tip:

The Ivy League of Comedy
Thursday March 14th 8 PM
Broadway Comedy Club

Broadway-quality entertainment at below even off-Broadway prices, The Ivy League of Comedy is a clean show starring smart, clever stand-up comedians that’s as perfect for entertaining your clients as for a casual night out with friends. The March 14th 8 PM show at Broadway Comedy Club (318 W 53rd St NYC) stars Moody McCarthy (Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel, Last Comic Standing), Ross Bennett (dozens of TV appearances including Comedy Central & A&E's Evening at the Improv), Robin Fox (2012 winner of Ladies of Laughter, Nick at Night) and Joe DeVito (over 40 TV appearances including Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson), with Ivy League of Comedy founder Shaun Eli as emcee.

$20 cover and two beverage minimum. Call (212) 252-2888 or email Shaun@IvyStandup.com for reservations.
For more information please visit www.IvyStandup.com.

Broadway Comedy Club | 318 West 53rd St. NYC



March 13, 2013

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Lauren Rayner Productions presents
Miranda Huba’s
CANDY TASTES NICE
Sex…student loans…and media frenzy.
Directed by Shannon Sindelar (“Here at Home”)
February 26 thru March 23, 2013
Tuesdays and Saturdays at 8pm
Upstairs Lounge @ Madame X

Lauren Rayner Productions presents CANDY TASTES NICE – a solo play written and performed by award-winning playwright Miranda Huba, which follows a young girl determined to auction off her virginity in order to repay student loans. CANDY TASTES NICE begins previews on February 26, prior to an official press opening of March 5 in the upstairs lounge at Madame X (94 Houston Street, north side btw LaGuardia Place & Thompson Street) in Manhattan. Shannon Sindelar directs.
What begins as an unconventional way to avoid student debt soon becomes an exploitative mass media frenzy. In Miranda Huba’s CANDY TASTES NICE, countries bid against one another in order to acquire the girl’s innocence, all the while the young woman tries to retain her last shreds of dignity.

This is the return engagement of CANDY TASTES NICE, now in the more intimate and immersive environment of the upstairs lounge at Madame X. CANDY TASTES NICE received its world premiere at HERE as part of their Summer Sublet Series in 2010 for a five performance run. Following the HERE production, CANDY TASTES NICE was presented in an acclaimed run at the Kleines Theater in Salzburg in fall 2012.

Scheduled February 26 thru March 23, performances of CANDY TASTES NICE will run Tuesday and Saturdays at 8:00pm in the upstairs lounge at Madame X (94 Houston Street, north side btw. LaGuardia Place & Thompson Street) in Manhattan. Ticket range is $30 Prime Reserved Seating, $20 General Admission, $15 Students (with ID) and can be purchased online at http://candytastesnicenyc.brownpapertickets.com, or night of at the venue.

For more information about CANDY TASTES NICE please visit: www.CandyTastesNiceNYC.com; for more information about the venue (Upstairs lounge at Madame X) please visit: www.Madamex.com; for more information about Miranda Huba please visit www.MirandaHuba.com; and for more information about visit www.laurenrayner.com.

Upstairs Lounge @ Madame X | 94 Houston Street
North side btw. LaGuardia Place & Thompson Street| Manhattan



 

March 12, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

The Berserker Residents
The Talkback
March 12 & 13, 2013 @ 8pm
Ars Nova


SPECIAL EVENT - The deranged windbags behind The Lapsburgh Layover return to the Nova with a strictly limited two-night engagement of their latest creation! The Talkback is a discussion for the ages, a post-show aftermath, the theater after the Theater. Stick around, ask questions, and enjoy the incredible pomposity of The Berserker Residents.

Tix $10. For more info - https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/921507

Ars Nova | 511 W 54th St (past 10th Ave)


 

March 11, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

An Interview With Edward Villella at the Paley Center for Media
March 11, 6:30 to 8 PM
Paley Center for Media

Great American dancer Edward Villella will be interviewed by his daughter Crista, about his remarkable career and his direction of Miami City Ballet. There will also be rarely seen TV and film clips, all presented by the San Francisco based Words on Dance, directed by Deborah DuBowy, in association with Paley.

$30; $20 for students


Paley Center for Media | 25 West 52 Street


Another New York Cool Tip:

The School of American Ballet
2013 WINTER BALL:
A Night in the Far East
Monday, March 11, 2013
Cocktals at 7PM; Dinner at 8PM; Encore dessert and Dancing at 9PM
David H. Koch Theater

The School of American Ballet announces the 2013 Winter Ball: A Night in the Far East at Lincoln Center's David H. Koch Theater on Monday, March 11, 2013. Cocktails begin at 7pm and dinner will commence at 8pm, followed by The Encore dessert and dancing at 9pm. Attire is black tie.

This glamorous black-tie 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.

The event features a one-time-only performance by the advanced students of The School of American Ballet choreographed by Silas Farley, who was selected this year by Peter Martins, artistic director of The School of American Ballet.

The evening's theme is inspired by Van Cleef & Arpels' collection Le Bal Oriental, which is based on the party of the same name held in Paris in 1969. The Winter Ball will include a thematic tableau featuring the jewels.

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.

For the sixth consecutive year, Van Cleef & Arpels is the lead corporate sponsor of the gala, with Corporate Chair Nicolas Luchsinger. The event is headed by Honorary Chairs Coco Kopelman, Elizabeth R. Miller, Liz Peek, and Betsy Pitts; Event Chairs Diana DiMenna, Julia Koch, Jenny Paulson, Laura Zeckendorf; and Young Patron Chairs Amanda Brotman, Brie Bythewood, Ann-Marie MacFarlane, and William Yang.
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To purchase tickets, a table, or for more information, please contact Natalie Schweizer at nschweizer@sab.org or (212) 769-6610.

David Koch Theater | Lincoln Center | Broadway at 63rd


 

March 10, 2013


"The Big Apple Posse: Escape From New Orleans"
Illustrated by Sophie Escabasse

"The Big Apple Posse: Escape From New Orleans" is part of a free promotion Satuday March 9th - Sunday March 10th at Amazon.com. "The Big Apple Posse Trilogy" is only for children if "The Hunger Games" trilogy is only for children.

Click here on Saturday and Sunday for your free copy.

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New York Cool Tip:

Culture Project’s Women Center Stage presents
Shaheed: The Dream and Death of Benazir Bhutto
Friday-Saturday & Monday @ 7:30PM
Sunday @ 3PM
7:30pm Fri-Sat & Mon; 3pm Sun
March 8 – April 1
Culture Project

Writer/performer Anna Khaja illuminates the lives and historical forces surrounding slain Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, who was assassinated in 2007 while attempting to reunite a nation bitterly divided over the ideals of Islam and democracy. Through the monologues of eight characters that take place in the minutes before Bhutto's death--including Condoleezza Rice and Bhutto herself--we see how Bhutto's life and death resonate far beyond the boundaries of Pakistan, reshaping the world's struggle to reconcile the precepts of Islam with those of democracy.

Written and Performed by Anna Khaja
Directed by Heather de Michele

http://www.cultureproject.org/current/shaheed
See Shaheed in previews (Mar 8—10) for only $20!
Regular Performances: $25-55
Student Rush: $15
Order online: http://bit.ly/VIN9TL
Order by phone: 866-811-4111

Culture Project | 45 Bleecker Street, New York City


Another New York Cool Tip:

Sleeping Beauty
Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 2pm
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College (BCBC) concludes its 2012-2013 Target Storybook Series with Sleeping Beauty. When a beautiful princess falls under the curse of a wicked sorceress, only the sweet kiss of a handsome prince can save her from eternal slumber. From “once upon a time” to “happily ever after,” American Family Theater's (AFT) musical tale of fairy godmothers,

ncubator and 59e59 Theatres.

Tickets: $18 gen. adm.; $5 off for Students/Seniors
Presented by La MaMa E.T.C. (74 E 4th Street)
in Association with Hand2Mouth Theatre

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


March 9, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Concert of Music and Meditation
Saturday, March 9th, 2013 7:00-9:00 pm
P.S. 20 Anna Silver Auditorium


Enjoy the soul-stirring music of composer Sri Chinmoy, performed by
seven different vocal and instrumental ensembles.
http://www.nycmeditation.org/concert/

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 8, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Brooklyn Ballet's 2013 Season: In 4D
Thursday Feb. 28th. 8pm
Friday March 1st. 8pm
Saturday March 2nd. 8pm
Sunday March 3rd. 4pm
Friday March 8th. 8pm
Saturday March 9th. 8pm
Sunday March 10th. 4pm
Actors Fund Arts Center

See world class dance in downtown Brooklyn! Brooklyn Ballet's 2013 Season: In 4D features exciting collaborations between dance and digital art, ballet with hip hop, and extraordinary live music with dynamic dancing. Tracing Back, a dance/digital collaboration with NYC Resistors, with a score by French composers Louis and Francois Couperin and reveals an aspect of choreography an audience does not usually see: the floor pathways of the dancers as they travel in real time. The season also features a work in progress, Quilt, with London-based choreographer, Julia K. Gleich to music of J.S. Bach and contemporary composer V. Barkauskas. Quilt deconstructs hip-hop dance into its essential elements and contrasts those elements with balletic pointework. The third dance in the program is the world premiere of Lynn Parkerson's Spiders, Cooks and Mood Swings, a mixed movement mash-up in collaboration with Mike “Supreme” Fields, to Stravinsky's Pulcinella Suite.

Tickets $25 / $15 for Students & Seniors. For advance purchase visit http://brooklynballetcompany.ticketleap.com/in4d/#view=list or call 718.246-0146.
Tickets on sale for 2013 Season: IN 4D!
Feb. 28 - March 10


Actors Fund Arts Center | 160 Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn, NY
718-246-0146

 


 

SOLO IN THE CITY: JEWISH WOMEN, JEWISH STARS
** featuring Sandra Bernhard, Jackie Hoffman, Tovah Feldshuh, Judy Gold & more **
March 8 - 31
Baruch Performing Arts Center

SOLO IN THE CITY: JEWISH WOMEN, JEWISH STARS is a solo performance series which will be presented throughout March at Baruch Performing Arts Center. The series will feature seven leading and emerging NYC-based soloists including Sandra Bernhard, Tovah Feldshuh, Judy Gold, and Jackie Hoffman performing one-woman shows and a special opening lecture/film event. The Baruch Performing Arts Center is located on the campus of Baruch College in Manhattan on East 25th Street between Lexington & 3rd Aves. The series is co-presented with Baruch College’s Jewish Studies Center, and co-sponsered by the Jewish Women Archives. Ticket prices vary by each event, and can be purchased online at www.baruch.cuny.edu/bpac, by phone at 646-312-5073, or in person at the box office at 55 Lexington Ave. (enter E. 25th St. between Lexington & 3rd Aves.)

SOLO IN THE CITY: JEWISH WOMEN, JEWISH STARS will also feature a special opening dialogue and film event titled Making Trouble, Making History: Jewish Women in Art and Entertainment, presented on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at 6pm. The event will begin with selected clips of the 2006 comic documentary film Making Trouble: Three Generations of Funny Jewish Women, featuring two of the series’ performers (Jackie Hoffman and Judy Gold). Following the film is an onstage dialogue that examines and explores influences made by Jewish women on the American entertainment industry. The discussion will be moderated by writer and Brandeis University professor Joyce Antler, who has written numerous books and articles on the topic. The panelists include filmmaker Suzanne Wasserman and art critic Gail Levin. This special event is free and open to the public, and will be followed by a reception in the center’s lobby. Reservations for this event may be made at 646-312-5073.

Box Office (646) 312-5073, www.baruch.cuny.edu/bpac.


Baruch Performing Arts Center | 55 Lexington Ave in NYC


 

March 7, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

"The Real (Desperate) Housewives of Columbia County Musical"
March 7 to 28, 2013
Thursdays only at 7:00 PM.
Doors open at 6:00 PM for dinner or drinks.
Laurie Beechman Theatre at West Bank Cafe

"The Real (Desperate) Housewives of Columbia County Musical" by Carl Ritchie (book, lyrics, director) and Wayne Moore (music) is a Coward-esque evening from the Taconic Stage Company upstate, which it took by storm in the summer of 2011. Thinly guised as the confessions of four 40-something women on reality TV, this four-character musical spotlights the culture-clash between spoiled, egocentric "weekender" women and their working class "townie" counterparts in a rural upstate community. The show has no reason but to delight, which it does with savvy performances, high-heeled lyrics and the poison of its cocktail-party chit-chat dialogue. To share it with a wider audience, Taconic Stage Company will present the piece in its NYC debut March 7 to 28 at the Laurie Beechman Theatre, 407 West 42nd Street.

Tickets $25.00 (plus $15 drink or food minimum)
Box office: Brown Paper Tickets, 800-838-3006, www.brownpapertickets.com/event/291419

Laurie Beechman Theatre at West Bank Cafe | 407 West 42nd Street


Another New York Cool Tip:

Lindsay Joy Murphy's
The Rise and Fall of a Teenage Cyberqueen
Wed through Sat at 8:00PM
Sun at 7:00PM
Feb 28-Mar 17th
Access Theatre

Sick of being bullied at school and patronized by their bored parents, teen brother and sister Micah and Lyla dream up a way out of their small suburban town. The two team up to star in and produce a sexy teen web-based video series. When images of a scantily clad Lyla go viral, not only is their double life exposed, but the secrets of many in their small town are revealed. The Rise and Fall of a Teenage Cyberqueen is the story of a flawed American family uprooted and unhinged by the rapid pace of online chat rooms and video feeds.

Ticket price is $18.00For tickets, visit http://riseandfall.brownpapertickets.com, call (800) 838-3006 or visit the box office of the Access Theater (on the day of the performance).

Access Theatre - Fourth Floor | 380 Broadway, New York, NY, 10013


Another New York Cool Tip:

Julie Goldman/Lady Gentleman
March 7, 2013 @ 8pm
Ars Nova

SPECIAL EVENT - Award winning comedian Julie Goldman returns to New York with her irreverent and outrageous comedy and music. Goldman takes her unique voice and vision of the world and offers it up in this fun, raucous, high impact night of stand-up and possibly Lesbian Folk rock music.

Tickets $15. For more info- https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/9753543

Ars Nova | 511 W 54th St (past 10th Ave)




March 6, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

15th Annual CRAIC Festival
March 6-9
Various Locations

15th annual CRAIC festival March 6-9. After-party on every night of the festival with Open bar (Tullamore & Heineken) and guest DJ. All Music @ Mercury Lounge march 8-9 (The Tossers, Julie Feeney, Mark Geary & Colin Devlin) from Ireland. All films @ Tribeca Cinema: Opening night Marc 6th with Cillian Murphy (Broken), March 7th Men at Lunch (documentary narrated by Fionnual Flannigan) and March 8th closing night w/ Liam Neeson narrated doc (Gentleman Prizefighter). Kids Fleadh on March 10 (best of kids short films & Irish Step dancing. Free goodie bags @ the Irish Arts Center).

For more info log onto www.thecraicfest.com or www.Ticketweb.com or call 646-549-1349


Various Locations


 

March 5, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Fabulous Fanny: The Songs and Stories of Fanny Brice
Tuesday, March 5th - 7PM
Stage 72 @ TRIAD

With the popularity of her Fanny performances in the Off-Broadway solo show One Night with Fanny Brice and in Ghostlight (NYMF), Kimberly Faye Greenberg has now created an intimate new “Fanny Brice” solo show, Fabulous Fanny: The Songs and Stories of Fanny Brice. Kimberly shares her extensive research not as another tribute, but to personally reveal Fanny’s heart and humor, soul and song. Along the way, you’ll hear the familiar My Man, Second-Hand Rose, Rose of Washington Square, Cooking Breakfast for the One I Love, When a Women Loves A Man, Sadie Salome, and others that sparked Fanny’s fame.

Tickets = $15 + 2 Drink Minimum
Order at http://stage72.com/?p=2182
or call 1-800-838-3006

Stage 72 @ THE TRIAD | 158 W. 72nd Street
New York, NY 10023


March 4, 2013


Monika Chiang Fashion Presentation
Photo Credit Katherin Wermke

Just Published: Read my article and see Katherin Wermke's photographs of the Monika Chiang Fashion Presentation.



Vanessa Redgrave and Jesse Eisenberg
Jesse Eisenberg's The Revisionist

Just Published: Read Frank J. Avella's review of Jesse Eisenberg's The Revisionist. The Revisionist is playing at the Cherry Lane Theatre through April 21, 2013.


 

March 3, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Moving Mountains: D.B. Rielly's Big Dang Charity Show
Sunday March 3rd. 7pm – 8:30pm
Canal Park Playhouse

Help the Helpless! 100% of ticket price goes to the helpless and everyone will take home a $40 giftbag! Performances by Reverend Freakchild (www.treatedandreleasedrecords.com) performing songs from his new CD, "God Shaped Hole" and Blue Box World (www.blueboxworld.com) performing "The Fence" with David Marcus, James Pravasilis, and directed by Ali Ayala. Sponsored by San Loco (sanloco.com), Rèst-âü-Ránt (www.rarbarlic.com), Buitenkant Advertising & Design (www.buitenkant.com), Blue Crash Film (www.nightofthedayofthedawn.org), and an Anonymous Angel in Tennessee.

Admission is $30. For tickets, reservations, donations, and other info, please visit www.dbrielly.com/movingmountains

Canal Park Playhouse | 508 Canal Street (between Greenwich & Washington)
New York, NY 10013


 

Another New York Cool Tip:

The New York Virtuoso Singers Presents Third Concert of 25th Anniversary
Season
March 3 at 3:00 PM
Kaufman Center’s Merkin Concert Hall

The New York Virtuoso Singers, Harold Rosenbaum, Conductor and Artistic
Director, will present the third concert of their 25th Anniversary
season on Sunday, March 3, 2013 at 3:00 PM at Kaufman Center’s Merkin
Concert Hall, 129 West 67th St. (btw Broadway and Amsterdam) in
Manhattan. This event, co-sponsored by Merkin Concert Hall, marks NYVS’s
return to the venue where they presented their first concert in 1988.

To celebrate their 25th Anniversary, Harold Rosenbaum and the NYVS asked
25 of this country’s most important composers to create new works. The
March 3 concert will feature World Premieres of 13 of these commissioned
works from Richard Wernick, Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, Aaron Jay Kernis,
David Lang, Mark Adamo, Richard Danielpour, Augusta Read Thomas, Thea
Musgrave, Joseph Schwantner, William Bolcom, Roger Davidson, David
Felder and Joan Tower.

Special guest will be Brent Funderburk, piano. A pre-concert discussion
with several of the composers will begin at 2:15 PM. More about this
concert at
http://kaufman-center.org/mch/event/the-new-york-virtuoso-singers.

Tickets for the March 3 concert are $25/$15 students. For tickets or
more information, call Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center at
212-501-3330 or visit http://kaufman-center.org/mch/.
The other 12 works commissioned works, by Jennifer Higdon, George
Tsontakis, John Corigliano, David Del Tredici, Shulamit Ran, John
Harbison, Steven Stucky, Stephen Hartke, Fred Lerdahl, Chen Yi, Bruce
Adolphe and Yehudi Wyner were premiered on October 21, 2012 at Kaufman
Center’s Merkin Concert Hall.

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

Kaufman Center’s Merkin Concert Hall | 129 West 67th St. (btw
Broadway and Amsterdam) in Manhattan
URL: http://nyvirtuoso.org/


March 2, 2013

New York Cool Tip:



Betsabee Romero (Mexico, 1963)
Ayate con Perro (Ayate fabric with dog)
2005 Chromogenic print, 22 x 40 in.
El Museo del Barrio
Gift of the artist and Ramis Barquet

superreal: alternative realities in photography and video
Opening Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Wednesday - Saturday: 11:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday - Tuesday: Closed
Las Galerías | El Musaeo Del Barrio

This exhibition explores the layered meaning and interpretation of the real as represented through photography and video. Drawing on the presentation of the landscape, the human figure, the world of architecture, objects and natural phenomena, the works in this exhibition explore alternative realities.

superreal will feature more than 150 works by artists including ADÁL, Miguel Rio Branco, Tania Bruguera, Betsabee Romero, Vik Muniz and Andres Serrano. Their incisive points of view and varied working methods allowed them to create works that explore the limits of narrative form and its relationship to reality.

Fees Vary


El Museo Del Bario | 1230 Fifth Avenue at 104th Street


Another New York Cool Tip:

ELEM-Entry NY’s Community Dinner to Support Troubled Israeli Youth
Saturday, March 2, 8:00 p.m.
Various Upscale Residence Across the NYC-Metro Area

Dinners will take place in upscale residences across the NYC-metro area, including Manhattan, Westchester and northern New Jersey.

ELEM-Entry NY is hosting its 6th Community Dinner to support ELEM-Youth in Distress in Israel's “Awake at Night” (Erim Bayala) program, which provides assistance to Israeli children and teenagers who are working as prostitutes. This is an growing problem in Israel, currently afflicting more than 1,000 minors, some as young as 12.Awake at Night is the only refuge in Israel for minors involved in prostitution. Social workers provide humanitarian, medical and legal assistance and a 24-hour emergency hotline operated by trained volunteers assists the youth in crisis situations. ELEM-Entry NY activists, a group of NYC-based American and Israeli young professionals will discuss their visits to ELEM projects in Israel, where they did outreach with youth in need. Entertainment at various homes will be provided by talented Israeli musicians, including American-Israel Cultural Foundation scholarship recipients Elad Kabilio, cello; Stanislav Friedman, piano; and Nadav Lev guitar.

Guests interested in attending should contact Amanda Baumgart, 212.737.3337 or abaumgart@elem.org. Minimum donation is $100.


Dinners will take place in upscale residences across the NYC-metro area, including Manhattan, Westchester and northern New Jersey.


Another New York Cool Tip:

The Jon Faddis Quartet
Saturday, March 2nd
Brooklyn Conservatory

Jon Faddis is a complete and consummate musician – conductor,
composer,and educator. Marked by both intense integrity and humor,
Faddis earned accolades from his close friend and mentor John Birks
Gillespie, who declared of Faddis, “He’s the best ever, including me!”
Time Out New York praises Faddis as “the world’s greatest trumpeter
... brash soloistic logic and breathtaking technical acuity,” and Nat
Hentoff, in The Wall Street Journal, characterizes Faddis as “a
trumpet player of prodigious lyrical force.”

Featuring:
Jon Faddis, Leader and Trumpet
Renee Rosnes, Piano
Kiyoshi Kitagawa, Bass
Dion Parson, Drums

$25, $20 students/seniors; $15 standing room, $10 children under 10.
Two Concert Package: $40, $30 students/seniors; $20 standing room

Brooklyn Conservatory | 58 7th Ave, Brooklyn, NY


 



March 1, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Brooklyn Ballet's 2013 Season: In 4D
Thursday Feb. 28th. 8pm
Friday March 1st. 8pm
Saturday March 2nd. 8pm
Sunday March 3rd. 4pm
Friday March 8th. 8pm
Saturday March 9th. 8pm
Sunday March 10th. 4pm
Actors Fund Arts Center

See world class dance in downtown Brooklyn! Brooklyn Ballet's 2013 Season: In 4D features exciting collaborations between dance and digital art, ballet with hip hop, and extraordinary live music with dynamic dancing. Tracing Back, a dance/digital collaboration with NYC Resistors, with a score by French composers Louis and Francois Couperin and reveals an aspect of choreography an audience does not usually see: the floor pathways of the dancers as they travel in real time. The season also features a work in progress, Quilt, with London-based choreographer, Julia K. Gleich to music of J.S. Bach and contemporary composer V. Barkauskas. Quilt deconstructs hip-hop dance into its essential elements and contrasts those elements with balletic pointework. The third dance in the program is the world premiere of Lynn Parkerson's Spiders, Cooks and Mood Swings, a mixed movement mash-up in collaboration with Mike “Supreme” Fields, to Stravinsky's Pulcinella Suite.

Tickets $25 / $15 for Students & Seniors. For advance purchase visit http://brooklynballetcompany.ticketleap.com/in4d/#view=list or call 718.246-0146.
Tickets on sale for 2013 Season: IN 4D!
Feb. 28 - March 10


Actors Fund Arts Center | 160 Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn, NY
718-246-0146

 


 

 

February 28, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Eve Lesov @ Pianos
Thursday February 28th @ 8pm
Pianos


Eve Lesov is a project by Eve Lesov (singer-songwriter-pianist), Ricardo Rodriguez (bass) and Josh Schusterman (drums). Their compositions start with Eve and the piano, allowing for the band to unravel the beauty and intricacy of Eve's songs in thought-through, polished and moving arrangements. Eve's influences include but are not limited to Radiohead, Portishead, Bjork, Blonde Redhead, Tori Amos and Depeche Mode. Eve is also a fan of psychedelic trance, dub-step and pretty much any genre of music that is done tastefully. The artist applies her influences in her own music with a grace and skill of a composer, who is not there to settle for cliché chord changes and overused melodies. In her dramatic works the lyrics are profound, seasoned with a longing darkness, intriguing and piercing at the same time. In her entertaining pieces she is brilliantly witty and funny. Prepare to cry and laugh, because this band knows how to engage the audience. You can hear the band's music here: www.evelesov.com.

This event cover charge is $8 at the door.
The band's website is www.evelesov.com.
The venue website is www.pianosnyc.com.

Pianos | 158 Ludlow street, New York City – 212-505-3733


February 27, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

PAN ASIAN REPERTORY THEATRE
and AMBASSADOR FRANÇOIS BARRAS,
CONSUL GENERAL OF SWITZERLAND IN NEW YORK
TO PRESENT SPECIAL PRESENTATION OF WORLD PREMIERE PRODUCTION
“THREE TREES”
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2013 - 6PM to 8PM
Production Runs March 23 - April 14, 2013
West End Theater


Pan Asian Repertory Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director Tisa Chang, will introduce the cast and creative team of Three Trees, a world premiere production that explores Swiss artist Alberto Giacometti’s relationship with his muse, Japanese Existentialist Isaku Yanaihara. The special presentation will be at the residence of Ambassador François Barras, the Consul General of Switzerland in New York, from 6 to 8PM.
Remarks and presentation begin at 6:30PM, followed by a welcome from the Consul
General and excerpt from the show performed by cast members. The evening will conclude with a reception.

Three Trees, written by Alvin Eng, and directed by Ernest Abuba is set in Paris in the 1950’s and 1960’s. In addition to the relationship of Giacometti and Yanaihara, the show introduces Giacometti’s wife Annette and brother Diego over sculpting sessions in the artist’s studio, and explores art and the creative process.

The production will run March 23 - April 14, 2013 at the West End Theater (263 W 86th Street between Broadway and West End Ave).
Tickets: www.panasianrep.org.

West End Theater | (263 W 86th Street
Between Broadway and West End Ave).


 

February 26, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Keith Haring's Pop Shop Tokyo on View
January 29 through June 2, 2013
New-York Historical Society


In 1986, internationally famed artist Keith Haring (1958-1990) opened the Pop Shop—the ceiling of which is installed above the admissions area of the New-York Historical Society—at 292 Lafayette Street. Following the artist’s untimely death, the Keith Haring Foundation donated the ceiling of the Pop Shop to the New-York Historical Society, where the work, with its bold and lively design, now hovers above the admissions area. The New-York Historical Society is collaborating with the Keith Haring Foundation in installing a rotating display of Pop Shop Tokyo items and related materials in the Henry Luce III Center for the Study of American Culture. All objects on view in the rotating display will be on loan from the Keith Haring Foundation Archive.

In 1987, the success of the Pop Shop led Haring to collaborate on a Tokyo venue with his friends, Japanese film producer Kaz Kuzui and his American wife, film director Fran Rubel Kuzui (Tokyo Pop, 1988). The shop, located in the Aoyama neighborhood of Tokyo, was made out of two shipping containers welded together to form one large room. While the shop was conceived very much in the image of its New York counterpart, many of the products were created by Haring to mirror Japan’s cultural traditions. Haring did extensive design work in Tokyo; fans and kimonos were manufactured in Kyoto, and rice bowl templates were painted and then produced in Nagoya. With speed and virtuosity, Haring began painting the interior of the shop on Wednesday, January 27, 1988 and finished the next day. The paint was still tacky on Friday, January 29 when he oversaw the installation of the displays in time for a press preview that evening—exactly 25 years ago. On Saturday, January 30, Pop Shop Tokyo opened to the public. However, sales were disappointing, and Haring noted “there are just too many Haring fakes available all over Tokyo and, this time, they’re really well done.” The shop closed in the summer of 1988.

Items on display in this rotation include an illuminated paper lantern hand-painted by Haring, store merchandise designed by Haring such as a paper fan, ceramic rice bowls, stickers and bags, buttons and cards, and videos of Tokyo interviews with Haring as well as behind the scenes footage of Pop Shop Tokyo’s creation.

New-York Historical Society | 292 Lafayette Street




February 25, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Myth and Infrastructure By Miwa Matreyek
Monday February 25th. 7PM, 8PM & 9:15PM
CultureHub

Come join Miwa Matreyek at CultureHub for an intimate performance of her piece, Myth and Infrastructure. As the artist walks behind the screen, her shadow becomes an integral part of a fantastical world: She traverses oceanscapes, and cityscapes as she conjures dreamlike scenes with light and shadow. Run time 17 minutes.

Tickets Free. For more information or advance purchase visit http://culturehub.eventbrite.com/

CultureHub | 47 Great Jones Street, 3rd Floor


 

February 24, 2013


Son Jung Wan Fashion Show
Photo Credit Katherin Wermke


Just Published: Check out my story and Katherin Wermke's photographs of the Mercedes Benz Fall/Winter 2013 Fashion Week Son Jung Wan Show.

New York Cool Tip:

Alacrity Project Presents a Monologue Jam Reprise
Sunday, February 24, 2012, 4pm-6pm
Arlene's Grocery Store

Lower East Side-based theater company, Alacrity Project will present a Monologue Jam Reprise at the popular venue, Arlene’s Grocery. Fifteen actors will perform monologues comprised of original pieces, excerpts from plays, television, and film. All of the actors will receive a top-quality video recording of their individual performances and the winners will have the opportunity to select from an array of prizes.

Tickets-$10.

For more information please visit: http://alacrityproject.com/

Arlene’s Grocery Store | 95 Stanton ST. NY, NY 10002


 

February 23, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

AMANDA SELWYN DANCE THEATRE
Gala Extravaganza White Night III
A Moveable Performance Soiree
Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 7PM
Greenhouse

Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre announces its benefit gala White Night III on Saturday, February 23, 2013 from 7-10:30pm at Greenhouse, 150 Varick Street, NYC. An exclusive VIP reception will take place from 6-7pm.

Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre and Notes in Motion Outreach Dance Theatre present White Night III - a Movable Performance Soiree. This one-of-a-kind interactive event returns for a third year - this year at a new venue: Greenhouse on Varick Street. Reflecting the theme of Selwyn's new, developing choreographic work, It's a Game, guests will create their own experience for the eyes, ears, palate, and spirit with opportunities to gamble, play games, win prizes, and bid in a silent auction. Tickets include delicious cocktails and edibles, live music, ongoing dance performance, video installation, and playful opportunities to experience Notes in Motion's dance and yoga education programs in the NYC schools.

All proceeds support Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre's Thirteenth Annual Performance Season and developing new work It's a Game. Tickets for White Night III are $100 (advance purchase recommended).

Patron tickets are $150 and Trailblazer Tickets are $250, and include access to the exclusive VIP reception from 6-7pm. Tickets may be purchased at http://whitenight3-estw.eventbrite.com. The required attire is black and white festive.

Greenhouse | 150 Varick Street


 

February 22, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

New York Theatre Ballet presents
The Firebird
&
Bark! In The Park
February 23rd @ 1Pm
February 24
Florence Gould Hall

New York Theatre Ballet's (NYTB) 2012-2013 season will debut an all-new ballet, Bark! In The Park with choreography by Chase Brock of Broadway's hit Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark, and story and music by Karen LeFrak paired with the perennial favorite Russian folk tale, The Firebird on February 23 & 24. Both productions will join Sleeping Beauty, Goose! and Peter & the Wolf in its series of perfect 1-hour ballets for kids and families.
Bark! In The Park follows two children as they travel through Central Park searching for their beloved lost dog. Dancing seals, secretive snow leopards and waddling penguins appear as you have never seen them before! Character driven, contemporary and vivid, this ballet will delight children as well as adults. From socialite sea lions to superhero squirrels, this is truly a treat that you won't want to miss!

Tickets are $36 for children and $41 for adults. Tickets can be purchased online at www.nytb.org, Ticketmaster (800.982.2787) or in-person at the Florence Gould Hall box office at 55 East 59th Street, New York City (for more information, contact Florence Gould Hall box office at 212.355.6160).
Group rates and special subscriptions are also available at www.nytb.org. Each
seat at the recently renovated Florence Gould Hall offers excellent viewing for audience members of all ages!


Tickets can be purchased online at www.nytb.org, Ticketmaster (800.982.2787)


Florence Gould Hall | 55 East 59th Street

 


Another New York Cool Tip:

Prairie Empire with special guests Doug Keith and Jphono1
Friday Feb 22 8PM
Ars Nova

Musical marvels Prairie Empire (fronted by Brittain Ashford of Ars Nova's Natasha, Pierre and The Great Comet of 1812), Doug Keith and Jphono1 unite at the Nova to bring you the very best new music has to offer. Featuring rich, immersive instrumentation rooted in traditional folk and warm, Americana sounds.

Tickets $10. For tix and info: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/9753127

Ars Nova | 511 W 54th St



February 21, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

EFA Project Space
Public Talk with Woo Jung Cho
Thursday, February 21, 6:30pm
EFA Project Space


Woo Jung Cho is the director of The Dream of the Audience, a film about Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, the NYC- based artist and author of the novel Dictée who met a tragic early death. Some clips of the film will be shown. This event is organized in conjunction with The Book Lovers currently on view at EFA Project Space. For more information on The Book Lovers and this event, please visit www.efanyc.org/the-book-lovers/

Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts | 323 West 39 Street
New York, NY 10018
212.563.5855
www.efanyc.org
projectspace@efanyc.org


 

February 20, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Canta Libre Chamber Ensemble in Concert
Wednesday, February 20 at 6:00 PM
The Cornelia Street Cafe

Repertoire for this Bel Esprit event will be Suite Medievale by
Jean-Yves Daniel-Lesur, Pavane pour une infante defunte by Ravel,
Concerto for Five by Joseph Jongen, Quintette No. 1 by Jean Francaix and
Joseph Guy Ropartz’ Prelude, Marine and Chansons. Canta Libre performers
will be Sally Shorrock, flute, Francisca Mendoza , violin, Veronica
Salas, viola, Bernard Tamosaitis, cello and Karen Lindquist, harp.

Admission to the February 20 concert is $10, with a $10 minimum at the
table. For more information, call 212-989-2319 or visit
http://corneliastreetcafe.com/Performances.asp?sdate=2/20/2013&from_cal=0.

The Cornelia Street Cafe | 29 Cornelia Street in Manhattan


Another New York Cool Tip:

“Alyse Kenny Presents…It’s a Charity Thing” for the benefit of Help Is On The Way Today
Wednesday February 20 at 8pm
Gotham Comedy Club

Emmy-winning television producer and standup comedian, Alyse Kenny presents her monthly charity show at Gotham Comedy Club on Wednesday, February 20th. “Alyse Kenny Presents…It’s a Charity Thing” will benefit Help Is On the Way Today, a 501c3 non-profit that assists children and youth living with HIV/AIDS in the New York Metropolitan area. The stellar lineup of performers features MC Jimmy Failla, Eddie Sarfaty, Alyse Kenny, Harrison Greenbaum, Eric Neumann, and headliner, Judy Gold. There will be a raffle with the opportunity to win great prizes, with proceeds benefitting Help Is On the Way Today, founded by MAC Award winning producer, Joseph Macchia in 2005.

Tickets are $20 plus a 2 Drink Minimum. Call 212.367.9000 or go to http://tinyurl.com/9wrde48 for tickets and more information.

Gotham Comedy Club | 208 West 23rd St., (7th and 8th Avenues)


 

February 19, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

UNCHARTED 2013: Kickoff Concert!
Tuesday Feb 19. 8PM
Ars Nova

Musical theater writing teams Julia Meinwald & Gordon Leary, Anna K. Jacobs & Michael R. Jackson, Charles Vincent Burwell & James D. Sasser, and Shaina Taub come together for one insanely awesome night of music from their songbooks, sung by some of the theater world's finest. Join Ars Nova in welcoming the founding members of the 2013 Uncharted group through this celebratory kickoff concert! Featuring performances by Zak Resnick, Courtney Wolfson, Shaina Taub, Jenny Stafford, Ally Bonino, Amy Linden, Elizabeth Carbonell, Krystina Alabado, Margo Selbert, Lauren Pritchard, Jacob Colin Cohen, Mike Brun, Jo Lampert, Kate Ferber, Grace McLean and Anjali Gudi.

Tickets $15. For tix and info: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/9749764

Ars Nova | 511 W 54th St


Another New York Cool Tip:

Theater Resources Unlimited
February Panel Singing a New Tune: Let’s Revitalize the Musical Theater Development Process
Tuesday, February 19th at 7:30pm
The Players Theatre

Panelists include Joe Calarco, Tiffani Gavin, Eric Goldman, Jamibeth Margolis, and Frank Ventura. Panel will explore musical theater development process. The panel will investigate how to revitalize musical theater development process, from labs and showcases to production, in order to make more room in the market for new voices and properties that may not be viewed as “commercial.” Doors open at 7pm for networking and refreshments, panel starts promptly at 7:30pm.

Admission is $12 (free for TRU members). Please RSVP by email to TRUStaff1@gmail.com or by phone at (212) 714-7628 at least one day in advance.


The Players Theatre | 115 MacDougal Street, NYC 10012




February 18, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

“World Beloved, A Blue Grass Mass.”
Monday, February 18, 2013 @ 7:00 PM
Presidents' Day
Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall

Bluegrass 57@7

Nancy Menk, Guest Conductor
Barnett: World Beloved, A Bluegrass Mass

Joseph Martin, Composer/Conductor
The Music of Joseph Martin

Pepper Choplin, Composer/Conductor
The Music of Pepper Choplin

Featuring Distinguished Concerts Singers International

Monroe Crossing, Guest Artists

Tickets: $20 - $100
On Sale Now!
Call CarnegieCharge at (212) 247-6500, or visit www.carnegiehall.org.

For more information on group sales and ticket packages, please contact BoxOffice@DCINY.org.

To Purchase Tickets Click Here: http://www.carnegiehall.org/Calendar/2013/2/18/0700/PM/Distinguished-Concerts-International-New-York/

Carnegie Hall | 881 7th Avenue


 

February 17, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Hamish Linklater's
THE VANDAL
Tuesday - Saturday at 7pm
Matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 3pm.
Previews Begin January 18, 2012
Opens January 31, 2012
Through March 3, 2013
The Flea

The Flea Theater presents the World Premiere of THE VANDAL by Hamish Linklater. The play will star Holly Hunter, Zach Grenier and Noah Robbins, with direction by Jim Simpson, The Flea’s founder and Artistic Director. This limited Off-Broadway engagement begins previews January 18 with opening slated for January 31.

Set in Kingston, New York, THE VANDAL is a startling, funny and dark new play about a woman and a boy who meet at a bus stop on a cold night and the stories they tell to keep each other warm.

Says Simpson, “Most of us know Hamish as being one of his generations most gifted and wonderful stage actors. It was such a surprise to discover that he is also a new playwright of great promise.” Adds Linklater, “I'm beyond thrilled that The Flea and Jim (Simpson) have given me this opportunity.”

The design team features David M. Barber (Set Designer), Brian Aldous (Lighting Designer), and Claudia Brown (Costume Designer).

Tickets start at $45, and are available by calling 212-352-3101 or online at www.theflea.org.

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



 

February 16, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Jacques Rivette and Marilù Parolini's
L’Amour Fou
February 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 28, March 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 10 at 7pm,
February 17, 24, March 3 at 3pm.
The Brick Theater

L’Amour Fou is a multimedia art-installation/performance event based on Jacques Rivette’s 1969 film L’Amour Fou. Actors are rehearsing a 17th century play. A marriage is ending… The parallel between art and life creates an intrinsically complex narrative where elements of theatre and film interact as reality slowly decomposes and reveals that fiction might just be what is true, after all. An intricate set up of live video feed and projections create an environmental theatrical experience that deconstructs perception. A complex layering involving film and theater language searches for new forms of storytelling and ways of portraying intimacy. After their Rivette adaptation But the Next Morning performed last July in a storefront in Bushwick as part of the 2012 undergroundzero festival, the members of Dangerous Ground and director Doris Mirescu continue their exploration of French filmmaker Jacques Rivette’s world. Theater and film mix in an ever-challenging, multi-layered, self-reflexive reality/non-reality. L’Amour Fou is the first segment of a Jacques Rivette trilogy presented by The Brick. Followed by Céline and Julie Go Boating and ending with Rivette’s 1971 12-hour-long masterpiece, Out 1, 3 by Rivette is a year-long epic multimedia adventure that experiments with time, decomposition, politics, love, poetry, and the longing for revolution.

Conceived, designed and directed by Doris Mirescu

All tickets: $18. All tickets available at www.bricktheater.com or by calling OvationTix (212-352-3101)

The Brick | 579 Metropolitan Avenue, Williamsburg, Brooklyn


Another New York Cool Tip:

My Mom Is Trying To Ruin My Life
Saturday at 12pm & 3pm
Sunday at 12pm
Monday at 12pm, 3pm, & 7pm
Saturday February 16 - Sunday March 10 2013
Workshop Theater Company

If Emma’s mom is so great, why is she trying to ruin her daughter’s life? She talks too loudly, worries about everything and kisses Emma in front of her friends. It wouldn’t be that bad if she just gave her one kiss on top of her head, but no, she kisses Emma all over her face. Can Emma stop her mom before she ruins the rest of her life? Based on the acclaimed Simon & Schuster picture book by Kate Feiffer, My Mom is Trying to Ruin My Life is a hilarious new family musical for kids and their embarrassing parents. My Mom Is Trying To Ruin My Life brings together an Emmy award winning music team, an acclaimed children's book author and some of Broadway's finest young artists who are bringing literacy to life for children of all ages!

More information available at: www.workshoptheater.org

Tickets: $18 Adults, $15 Students/Seniors
Online: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/920342
By Phone: 866-811-4111

Workshop Theater Company | 312 West 36th Street - 4th Floor


 

February 15, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Monica Hunken's
Blondie of Arabia
Fri, Feb 15 & Sat, Feb 16 @ 8PM—9pm
Culture Project

Two weeks before Christmas and moments before the Arab Spring, Monica flew into the heart of the Persian Gulf to work a catering job at a royal wedding party and ended up biking across three countries in the Middle East. Alone. This play chronicles the true story of her desert odyssey. Watch the broke, blonde American swerve her bicycle through close encounters with military capture, sex tourism, Gulf royalty, three wedding parties and near death.

For more information visit http://cultureproject.org/current/blondie/

Tickets $18. To reserve tickets visit www.cultureproject.org or call 866-811-4111.

Culture Project |45 Bleecker Street? (at Lafayette St)


 

February 14, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

WINTER HEAT Latin Dance Party
A Hot Evening of Music, Dance, Food & Entertainment
Thursday, February 14th, 2013 7:00 pm
Edison Ballroom

Career Transition For Dancers and Complexions Contemporary Ballet present WINTER HEAT Latin Dance Party on Thursday, February 14th, 2013 at 7:00 pm at the beautiful Edison Ballroom (240 West 47 Street). Sponsored by Rolex, the Valentine’s Day benefit includes cocktails & hors d’oeuvers, three-course sit-down dinner, open bar and dancing to the sounds of Joe Battaglia and The New York Big Band, and a special performance by Complexions Contemporary Ballet. There will also be a Latin dance lesson. Eight years ago, the two organizations joined together to present a special Benefit Dinner that supports the multifaceted life span of dancers. Whether performing, creating choreography, starting a business, or leaving the dance world all together, the goals are to raise funds to ensure positive futures for these talented artists. The dress code is ‘WHATEVER MAKES YOU DANCE’. It will be a fun-filled evening of Latin entertainment that will capture the glamour of a sophisticated Manhattan supper club, a beautiful dance floor, food and drink to warm up the winter night.

The Benefit Chairs are Janice Becker, Kelly DeMarco, Desmond Richardson and Maria Yang. Honorary Chairs are Carmen DeLavallade, Sarita Allen. The Benefit Committee members are American Guild of Musical Artists AFL-CIO, Philippe Burke, Emily Chen, Alexander J. Dube, Fe Saracino Fendi, Fabrice Herrault, Nancy MacMillan, Kathleen Moore, Maria Palmese, Esq, Susan Wicht, and Misty Widelitz (in formation).

Tickets at $300 for open seating (open bar, dinner, dancing & entertainment) and $500 Benefactor premiere seating. Rolex Watch, U.S.A. is the Presenting Sponsor. Special Angel premiere tables for 12 close to the dance floor are $5,000; Champion preferred seating for 10 is $3,000. For information please call 212 764 0172 x226.


Edison Ballroom | 240 West 47 Street


 

February 12, 2013


Backstage at Son Jung Wan
February 20131 Mercedes Benz Fashion Week
Photo Credit Katherin Wermke


Monica Chiang Fashion Presentation
February 2013 Mercedes Benz Fashion Week
Photo Credit Katherin Wermke

Mercedes Benz Fall 2013 Fashion Week is in full swing and photographer Katherin Wermke and writer Wendy R Williams are hitting the tents in pursuit of the next hot thing. Check back for coverage of the shows.


 

New York Cool Tip:

The Flea Theater Announces the Extension of
THE VANDAL by Hamish Linklater
Now through March 3
Tuesday - Saturday at 7pm
Matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 3pm.
Previews Begin January 18, 2012
The Flea

The Flea Theater presents the World Premiere of THE VANDAL by Hamish Linklater. The play will star Holly Hunter, Zach Grenier and Noah Robbins, with direction by Jim Simpson, The Flea’s founder and Artistic Director. This limited Off-Broadway engagement begins previews January 18 with opening slated for January 31.

Set in Kingston, New York, THE VANDAL is a startling, funny and dark new play about a woman and a boy who meet at a bus stop on a cold night and the stories they tell to keep each other warm.

Says Simpson, “Most of us know Hamish as being one of his generations most gifted and wonderful stage actors. It was such a surprise to discover that he is also a new playwright of great promise.” Adds Linklater, “I'm beyond thrilled that The Flea and Jim (Simpson) have given me this opportunity.”

The design team features David M. Barber (Set Designer), Brian Aldous (Lighting Designer), and Claudia Brown (Costume Designer).

Tickets start at $45, and are available by calling 212-352-3101 or online at www.theflea.org.

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



February 11, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

HAMLET
Monday & Wednesday - Saturday at 8pm
Sunday at 3pm.
Previews Begin February 8
Opens February 17th
February 8 - April 7
Access Theatre


Bedlam follows up it's critically acclaimed revival of Shaw’s Saint Joan (named 2012's Best Revival of A Play by The Wall Street Journal and called "a production to be treasured" by The New York Times) with HAMLET. In this bold, environmental staging directed by Eric Tucker, Shakespeare's classic drama is performed by an ensemble of only four actors. Previews for this limited run Off-Broadway engagement begin February 8th at Access Theatre with opening night set for Sunday, February 17th.

Set in Denmark, HAMLET dramatizes the revenge Prince Hamlet exacts on his uncle for murdering his father, marrying his mother, and succeeding to the throne. The play vividly portrays both true and feigned madness as it explores themes of treachery, revenge, incest, and moral corruption.

The cast of HAMLET reunites all four actors who earned critical praise for Saint Joan: Andrus Nichols, Tom O’Keefe, Ted Lewis, and Eric Tucker. The production team includes Heather Arnson (stage manager) and Samantha Steinmetz (assistant stage manager).

Tickets are $30 available at 866-811-4111 or www.theatreBEDLAM.org.

Access Theatre | 380 Broadway at White Street
Three blocks south of Canal


 

February 10, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Neil Koenigsberg's
"Off the King's Road"
Saturday, Feb. 9 at 3:00 PM and 8:00 PM
Sun. Feb.10 at 3:00 PM
Feb. 12-23: Tuesdays at 7:00 PM
Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8:00 PM
Sundays at 3:00 PM.
February 9 to 23, 2013
Theater for the New City

"Off the King's Road" is the first full-length theater production in New York for emerging playwright Neil Koenigsberg, who is well-known in the Hollywood community as a veteran publicist, producer and personal talent manager.
In the play, an elderly American businessman retreats to his beloved London for a respite in a small hotel in Chelsea, off the King's Road. His world turns upside down as his seven-day stay tumbles into an unexpected voyage of self discovery. Stefanie Sertich directs a cast headed by Jack Davidson as the man.

$15 general admission, $10 seniors and students
Box office (212) 254-1109; www.theaterforthenewcity.net

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


 

February 9, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

New York Cool Tip:

DISTORTED DIZNEE
Fridays at 10PM
Begins January 4, 2013
The Laurie Beechman Theatre

Late Night Cult Hit Returns For Open-Ended Run DISTORTED DIZNEE with drag stars Dallas DuBois, Holly Dae, Bootsie LeFaris, Pixie Aventura & Shenea DeDranke Begins January 4, 2013 at The Laurie Beechman Theatre

The Laurie Beechman Theater continues its reign as The Happiest (and Gayest) Place on Earth as Dallas DuBois presents a return engagement of DISTORTED DIZNEE. After a 3 month run this summer, this late night cult hit featuring drag stars Holly Dae, Bootsie LeFaris, Pixie Aventura, Shenea DeDranke, and hostess Dallas DuBois begins an open-ended run January 4.

DISTORTED DIZNEE is an outrageous Las Vegas-style parody revue of some of America's most beloved animated classics. Come be Part of Our World as a troupe of fabulous drag queens take you on a twisted -- and very adult -- journey, catapulting you back to your childhood into a Magical Kingdom where dreams come true. This ever-evolving 75-minute non-stop extravaganza features high-energy dance numbers, comedy, dazzling costumes and lip-syncing "ladies"-- with a bit of Cher, Patti LuPone, Idina Menzel and Rihanna thrown in for good measure! This show is certain to offer a happy ending -- if you believe in fairies, that is!

Tickets are $15 (plus a $15 food/drink minimum). To purchase 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:

Andrew Rathbun
Saturday February 9th. 8PM
Brooklyn Conservatory Concert Hall

Renowned composer and saxophonist Andrew Rathbun brings his large ensemble to Brooklyn Jazz Wide Open for a very special New York appearance.

Tickets $10. For more information or advance purchase visit www.connectionworks.org

Brooklyn Conservatory Concert Hall | 58 7th Avenue


 

February 8, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Beverly Orozco
The Newlyweds
Fri Feb 8th 8:00pm
Sat Feb 9th 8:00pm
Thurs Feb 14th 8:00pm
Sat Feb 16th 8:00pm
Oberia D Demsey Theater

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND THE ACCLAIMED OFF-BROADWAY PLAY RETURNS AND HEADS UPTOWN, STARRING BAD BOYS OF COMEDY COMEDIAN ROB STAPLETON!

Any idea what happens when two people pretending to be wealthy get
together and exchange vows only to find out they are both broke? Well "THE
NEWLYWEDS" is a romantic comedy about a couple that meet thinking the
other is rich and decide to quickly get married before their covers are
blown!

You are cordially invited to witness the nuptials in this hip & hilarious
comedy!! When Shaun Wilson hits rock bottom he decides the only way for
him to reach his goals is to find a Sugar Momma -- that's when he meets
Mallory Calderone, a live-in housekeeper for a billionaire, dressed up in
her bosses clothes she finally meets the man of her dreams who happens to
be a fast talking hustler pretending to be rich!

Will The Newlyweds be able to honor their vows through sickness and no
wealth? Watch as these two imposters take you on a roller coaster of love.

$30 in advance $35 at the door $15 for college students with valid ID $20
for Senior citizens $20 for groups of 10 or more
to purchase tickets go to https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/920491 or call
212-352-3101

Oberia D Demsey Theater | 127 West 127th Street | New York, NY 10027


 

February 7, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

New York Cool Tip:

Victoria Linchong's
"Big Flower Eater"
Thursdays to Saturdays at 8:00
Sundays at 3:00.
February 7 to 24, 2013
Theater for the New City


In past generations, women had status in Asian societies as shamans, but such mysticism is now frowned on in most modern Asian cultures. Still, the idea of powerful ancient matriarchies is magnetic for many Asian American women who grew up in traditional families. Victoria Linchong is like many Americans of immigrant parents who seek their roots but feel disconnected from their heritage. She was inspired by memories of her Taiwanese grandmother to create "Big Flower Eater," a whimsical collage of folktales, rituals, dance and historical texts. Performed by an ensemble of three Asian-American actresses, the play conjures the untold history of women in Asia through shamanism in three different cultures: Hmong, Taiwanese and Korean. It will be presented by Theater for the New City February 7 to 24.

Tickets are $12.
Box office (212) 254-1109, www.theaterforthenewcity.net

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


 


Another New York Cool Tip:

LessonFace Launch Party
Thursday, Feb. 7th, from 7:00 to 11:00 pm
LessonFace Headquarters

LessonFace.com, an online music lesson company, is hosting a launch party at its Downtown Brooklyn headquarters on Thursday, Feb. 7th. All those interested in what's to come in music education are invited to stop by and check out our offices, play around on our platform with live demos from the talented teachers of LessonFace.com, and celebrate the future of online music lessons. For more info, including directions, please visit: https://www.lessonface.com/party. Instruments will be provided, but you're welcome to bring your own if you like.


The event is free, and you can learn more about LessonFace and online music lessons at https://www.lessonface.com.

LessonFace Headquarters | 325 Gold Street Ste. 503 Brooklyn, NY 11201


 

February 6, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Le Train Bleu Toy Stories Concert
Wednesday, February 6 at 7:00 PM
DROM

Le Train Bleu, conducted by Ransom Wilson, will present Toy Stories.

The evening will feature the World Premiere of Lawrence Dillon’s Seven
Stories for soprano and eight instruments. The piece was composed to an
original text. The new work will be sung by soprano Mary Mackenzie.

Toy Stories explores mankind's endless variety of play and playthings.
The concert will also include Thomas Ades’ Living Toys, a journey
through the fantasies of a child, for 14 instruments, accompanied by a
new video by Adam Kendall, Matt Marks’ Sex Objects, a set of three songs
about unique characters and their intimate relationships with inanimate
objects, with vocal performances by Mary Mackenzie, Matt Marks, and Jeff
Gavett, and the World Premiere of Eric Nathan’s Toying, a virtuoso
exploration of the full range of possible sounds and techniques produced
by the trumpet, played by Le Train Bleu’s Hugo Moreno.

Tickets for the February 6 event are $15 to $35, and are available at
http://www.ticketfly.com/event/205653. For more information, call
212-777-1157 or visit http://www.dromnyc.com/.

DROM | 85 Avenue A (between 5th and 6th) in Manhattan


 

February 5, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Hamish Linklater's
THE VANDAL
Tuesday - Saturday at 7pm
Matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 3pm.
Previews Begin January 18, 2012
Opens January 31, 2012
Through February 17, 2012
The Flea

The Flea Theater presents the World Premiere of THE VANDAL by Hamish Linklater. The play will star Holly Hunter, Zach Grenier and Noah Robbins, with direction by Jim Simpson, The Flea’s founder and Artistic Director. This limited Off-Broadway engagement begins previews January 18 with opening slated for January 31.

Set in Kingston, New York, THE VANDAL is a startling, funny and dark new play about a woman and a boy who meet at a bus stop on a cold night and the stories they tell to keep each other warm.

Says Simpson, “Most of us know Hamish as being one of his generations most gifted and wonderful stage actors. It was such a surprise to discover that he is also a new playwright of great promise.” Adds Linklater, “I'm beyond thrilled that The Flea and Jim (Simpson) have given me this opportunity.”

The design team features David M. Barber (Set Designer), Brian Aldous (Lighting Designer), and Claudia Brown (Costume Designer).

Tickets start at $45, and are available by calling 212-352-3101 or online at www.theflea.org.

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



Another New York Cool Tip:

New York Theatre Ballet presents
Bark! In The Park
Bark! In The Park will have its gala premiere on February 5, 2013
El Museo del Barrio

Bark! In The Park follows two children as they travel through Central Park searching for their beloved lost dog. Dancing seals, secretive snow leopards and waddling penguins appear as you have never seen them before! Character driven, contemporary and vivid, this ballet will delight children as well as adults. From socialite sea lions to superhero squirrels, this is truly a treat that you won’t want to miss! Bark! In The Park will have its gala premiere on February 5, 2013 at El Museo del Barrio at 1230 Fifth Avenue, New York City. Beginning at 5:00pm with a 30-minute performance, followed by a party with games, a child friendly buffet and dance lessons the evening will end by 7:00pm. For more information on the event and tickets, contact MK Event Studio at Mary@mkeventstudio.com or by phone at 203.298.4722. Performances will continue at New York City’s Florence Gould Hall on February 23 at 1:00pm with additional shows on February 24

Tickets are $36 for children and $41 for adults
Tickets can be purchased online at www.nytb.org, Ticketmaster (800.982.2787)


El Museo del Barrio | 1230 Fifth Avenue

 


 

 

February 4, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

A Contemporary Evening for Ralph
Monday, February 4, 2013, 8:00 p.m.
Merkin Concert Hall, New York, New York

A Concert Celebrating Ralph Kaminsky's Life and Commitment to New Music

PROGRAM
Gérard Grisey: Periodes (1974)
Argento Ensemble, Michel Galante, conductor
Giacinto Scelsi: Pranam II (1973)
Either/Or, Richard Carrick, conductor

Matthias Pintscher: Study IV for Treatise on the Veil (2009)
JACK Quartet

-Intermission-

Olga Neuwirth: Hooloomooloo (1997)
Talea Ensemble, Eduardo Leandro, conductor

Marc-André Dalbavie: Fantaisies (2008)
International Contemporary Ensemble
Michael Nicolas, cello, Cliff Colnot, conductor

Arvo Pärt: Spiegel im Spiegel (1978)
Alarm Will Sound

A Contemporary Evening for Ralph, on Monday, February 4, 2013, 8 PM at Merkin Concert Hall, marks the first time these groups - Alarm Will Sound, Argento Ensemble, Either/Or, International Contemporary Ensemble, JACK Quartet and Talea Ensemble - have appeared in concert together. This joint concert celebrates Kaminsky’s life, who died last January. Along with his wife Hester Diamond, Kaminsky was a passionate supporter of New York’s new music scene, and widely respected by many composers, ensembles and fellow contemporary music lovers. The evening also marks the creation of the Ralph Kaminsky Fund for New Music, a new nonprofit designed to commission works from composers both emerging and established.


Tickets: $25 ($10 students/seniors*) available online, by phone or at Merkin Concert Hall box office, 129 W. 67th Street between Broadway and Amsterdam. (*Student/senior tickets only available at box office or by phone 212-501-3330. Students must show ID.) Visit kaufman-center.org for more details.

Merkin Concert Hall | 129 W. 67th Street
Between Broadway and Amsterdam.


New York Cool Tip:

GISELLE WOLF
“JOURNEYS: A CELEBRATION”
JANUARY 17 & 18 @ 9:30pm
FEBRUARY 3 & 4 @ 9:30pm
METROPOLITAN ROOM

Giselle Wolf Journeys: A Celebration has been invited back for a Special Return Engagement at the Metropolitan Room, 34 West 22nd Street, NYC for the New Year. The additional performances are: Thursday, January 17th & Friday, January 18th as well as Sunday, February 3rd and Monday, February 4th, 2013 at 9:30 pm. The musical direction and arrangements for the trio are by Ron Abel, and it is directed and developed with Karen Ludwig.

The wonderful show includes songs from Leonard Bernstein, Jones & Schmidt, Jule Styne, Comden & Green and Lionel Bart as well as songs that are sung in French, Spanish, Italian and Yiddish. Life is not about reaching a destination; it’s about finding joy along the way. In Journeys: A Celebration, Giselle Wolf’s acclaimed performance of soulful singing and humorous life stories reveal that joy that draws one into an enchanting, witty and touching musical celebration.

There is a $20 cover charge and a 2-beverage minimum. For reservations please call (212) 206-0440 and on the web at www.metropolitanroom.com.

Metropolitan Room | 34 West 22nd Street





February 2, 2013

Another New York Cool Tip:

"Love Spell: 9th Annual Dance Benefit Showcase"
February 2, 2013
6:30pm - Reception serving hors d'oeuvres
7:00pm - Doors Open, 7:30pm Show begins
Eisner and Lubin Auditorium on the 4th floor of Kimmel Center

NYU NASHA will be presenting its 9th Annual Dance Showcase, "Love Spell," on February 2nd, 2013. NASHA is New York University's all-female, South Asian fusion dance team. In combining Indian Classical, Modern, Ballet, Lyrical, Folk, Bollywood, Jazz, and Hip-hop dance styles, the members of NASHA have the honor of sharing pieces that address a full spectrum of styles and seek to convey their identities as dancers and as South Asians in America. The showcase will be held in the Eisner and Lubin Auditorium located on the 4th floor of the Kimmel Center for Student Life. We will be serving hors d'oeuvres at a reception prior to the show at 6:30 pm and the show begins at 7:30 pm. In the past, we have raised over $15,000 for charities such as Polaris Project, Mercy Corps, Global Fund for Children, and Young Dancers in Repertory. This year we are donating all profits to Media 4 Humanity, a charity that fights against child trafficking in America. For more updates and information about who we are, please visit our blog: http://nyunasha.wordpress.com/ or our website: http://www.nyunasha.kk5.org. Also follow us on Twitter @NYUNasha and Like us on Facebook!

$7 for NYU students and $10 for non-NYU. Available at the door or at Ticket Central.

Eisner and Lubin Auditorium | 4th floor | Kimmel Center | 60 Washington Square South, New York, NY, 10003



Another New York Cool Tip:

Living Single & Frasier Star Kim Coles Premieres Solo Comedy
OH BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE!?
Friday, February 1 - Sunday, February 3 at 7:30pm.
The Laurie Beechman Theatre

Kim Coles, the hilarious star of hit TV shows Living Single, Frasier and In Living Color, will present the New York Premiere of her acclaimed one-woman show OH BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE!?.? Written and performed by Kim Coles and directed by Scotch Ellis Loring, this limited engagement will be presented for three performances only, February 1 - 3 at The Laurie Beechman Theater at West Bank Café.

OH BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE!? chronicles the ebb and flow of Kim Cole's showbiz rise with Hollywood-insider stories, multi-media features and even an interpretive dance number! After Fox’s groundbreaking hit comedy Living Single got cancelled, Kim realized that nothing compares to the free food, personalized parking space, and sweet perks of showbiz success. As pilot seasons came and went and residual checks all got spent, she had to breakdown in order to break through and find true meaning beyond the glitz and glam of the red carpet. ?With her signature sass and smile and irrepressible, goofy charm, Kim presents a side-splitting show that will make you laugh and inspire you, too.

Tickets are $22 plus a $15 food/drink minimum. To purchase tickets call 212-352-3101 or visit www.SpinCycleNYC.com.

The Laurie Beechman Theater | 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:

New York Cool Tip: AZUL DANCE THEATRE
February 2 at 8:30 PM & February 3 at 2:30 PM
Salvatore Capezio Theater at Peridance

Yuki Hasegawa presents her Azul Dance Theatre in a program of premieres by Ms. Hasegawa and guest choreographers Kanako Yokoto and Taiwanese twin sisters Hsiao-Ting and Hsiao-Wei Shieh. The company of 14 dancers will be joined by cellist Serafim Smigelskiy, and the Pre-Show Multimedia Installation is by Purring Tiger. A highlight of the program is Yuki's "Mugen," a group work based on folk and traditional Japanese dance, elaborately costumed and utilizing swordplay, fans, and umbrellas.

Tickets; $20; $15 for students/seniors
Rresevations: 212.505.0886

Capezio Theater at Peridance | 126 E 13th St. (bet. 3rd & 4th Avenues)


 

February 1, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

'PASSING THE TORCH: The Legacy of Jose Limon and Anna Sokolow"
Friday February 1st, 1:30-3 PM
Francesca Beale Theater


The Film Society of Lincoln Center and Dance Films Assn. present 'PASSING THE TORCH: The Legacy of Jose Limon and Anna Sokolow." As modern dance masters Limon and Sokolow become historical figures, how do their choreographic visions continue to survive and thrive? Event features video excerpts and panel discussion with Carla Maxwell, Artistic Director of the Limon Dance Company; Jim May, Artistic Director of the Sokolow Theatre/Dance Ensemble; and solo dance artist Deborah Zall. Moderator is Joan Finkelstein, Director of Dance for the NYC Department of Education.

Tickets: $13; $9 for students/seniors
www.dancefilms.org


Francesca Beale Theater | 144 West 65th Street (between Broadway & Amsterdam)




Another New York Cool Tip:

Dance Beats of Korea
Wed, January 30th 7pm; Thu, January 31th 7pm; Fri, February 1st 7pm
Gallery Korea at Korean Cultural Service New York


The Korean Cultural Service NY (KCSNY) presents “Dance Beats of Korea,” a three-part dance showcase, each slotted for the evenings of Jan 30, Jan 31 and Feb 1 respectively at Gallery Korea inside the Korean Cultural Service NY. A fascinating combination of the soulfully traditional and the dynamically modern, “Dance Beats of Korea” marks the KCSNY’s first event of the year. The event is comprised of three dynamic dance programs that feature a modern, multidisciplinary take on traditional Korean dance. On Wednesday, January 30th, Hee Ra Yoo and dancers will give a finely tuned performance titled “Glass Ceiling”. In it dancers interact with space and with one another in a manner that seems to defy the laws of physics; they roam and turn and vault as if the gravitational pull had gone all but topsy-turvy. The deftly composed and executed choreography reflects the anguish Ms. Yoo experienced as she struggled to navigate various social hurdles besetting her life as an immigrant and also as she grappled with more-personal woes and limitations. On Thursday, January 31th, NARU, founded in 2007 in New York City and boasting some remarkably versatile and youthful performing artists, will present “Movement in Time,” a two-part dance and music galore skillfully juxtaposing the traditional and the contemporary. And on Friday, February 1st, the Song Hee Lee Dance Company will present “Tradition & Beyond.” It is a rich collaborative performance in which unique choreography that is equal measure folksy and modern, Korean and Western, is accompanied by ambient world music. For more information, please visit: www.koreanculture.org.

Admissions to all the above concerts are free, but an RSVP is required. To reserve a seat, please visit the website of KCSNY at www.koreanculture.org.

Gallery Korea at Korean Cultural Service New York
460 Park Avenue 6th Floor, New York, NY 10022


 

Another New York Cool Tip:

Wayne Shorter Quartet and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra at Carnegie Hall
Friday February 1. 8pm-10pm
Carnegie Hall

In the year that jazz legend Wayne Shorter turns eighty, Orpheus turns forty. Both are in top form and are collaborating on Shorter’s original compositions: Pegasus, The Three Marias, and Prometheus Unbound. A self-governing organization, the Grammy Award-winning Orpheus Chamber Orchestra performs diverse orchestral repertoire using chamber-music ensemble techniques. By performing without a conductor and integrating musicians into virtually every facet of the group, Orpheus empowers its members and infuses performances with unparalleled energy. Wayne Shorter is one of the most influential saxophonists and composers in the pantheon of modern music, let alone jazz. Shorter has been regarded as a pioneer since his emergence in the 1950s. His trajectory has restlessly embodied continual exploration and unencumbered momentum. Tom Moon of NPR has noted, “At a time when most musicians are content to collect the lifetime-achievement awards and honorary degrees, Shorter is creating not just some of the most intense music of his career but some of the most intense improvised music available.” Shorter’s long-running quartet includes pianist Danilo Perez, bassist John Patitucci, and drummer Brian Blade.

Tickets start at $29. For more information visit: http://www.orpheusnyc.com/ To buy tickets online visit: http://www.carnegiehall.org/Calendar/2013/2/1/0800/PM/Orpheus-Chamber-Orchestra/ or call the Carnegie Hall box office at (212) 247-7800

Carnegie Hall | 881 7th Avenue (at 57th Street)


 


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