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December 31, 2010

Tonight is New Year's Eve. Here are some fun events for tonight:


 

GET LUCKY: An Ars Nova New Year's Eve
December 31, 9 - 2am
Ars Nova

This all out bash will feature bawdy entertainment, a dance party, casino games, an open bar and the general brand of festive rowdiness that Ars Nova is known for!

Ticket Prices:
The Dabbler ($50 ticket)

-Admission to the show and dance party
-Access to the gaming area
-A champagne toast at midnight and snacks all night

The Player ($100 ticket)

All of the above plus:
-5 hours of open bar!
-Delicious appetizers and drinks
-$250 of Nova cash to play for exciting prizes!

The High Roller ($250 ticket)

All of the above plus:
-Reserved VIP admission to the show
-Express access to the bar
-$500 of Nova cash
-Complimentary coat check
-And other VIP perks all night long!

Ars Nova | 511 West 54th Street
New York, NY 10019


Casino Royale 002: Vegas Themed New Year's Eve Celebration
Date/Time: December 31st - 9am to 5am
Ultraviolet

Brooklyn's Biggest and Most Fashionable New Year's Eve Party Returns

Last year Brooklyn style collective the Block Association drew a crowd
of over 600 fashionably dressed party goers to ring in the new year
with more than a little bit of style and this year promises to be just
as festive. On December 31, 2010 fashion enthusiasts and the general
public are invited to celebrate the new year at the newly opened
UltraViolet. Outfitted to fit the Vegas theme, the 3-floor nightclub
in Park Slope will host Casino Royale 002. Continuing last year's
Vegas inspired NYE celebration, Casino Royale 002 attendees will be
greeted with a red-carpet entry equipped with "photo-ops." Attendees
can also try their luck at FREE black jack tables for a chance to win
cool prizes from local Brooklyn Boutiques. The evening will be topped
off with a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. Other event
highlights include 2 floors of dancing with DJ sets by The
Ahficionados, Sound Proof Int'l and special guests.

Limited quantities of advance tickets can be purchased for $30 at
http://casinoroyale002.eventbrite.com. General Admission advance
tickets are $40. Admission will be more at the door. Suggested
Attire: Black Tie/Fashionable Elegant.

Note: The Block Association (tBA) is a Brooklyn style collective
comprised of Harriet's Alter Ego, Society HAE, The Minority Report,
The Stylistics Agency, Alador & Smith, The Ahfcionados and Breakfast
Club Socials. tBA produces events that cater to a diverse
style-focused audience.

UltraViolet | 424 A 3rd Avenue and 7th Street in Park Slope,
Brooklyn.


RUBULAD presents "The Crystalline Ball - A New Year's Masquerade"
Friday, December 31, 2010 Doors: 10pm.
The 1896, 592 Johnson Avenue, Brooklyn

RUBULAD, Brooklyn's longest-running art party, celebrates the advent of 2011 on Friday, December 31 with "The Crystalline Ball - A New Year's Masquerade." The event will be held at The 1896, 592 Johnson Avenue in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Admission to the party is $20 before 11pm and "way late," $30 in full costume, $40 without. Champagne will be poured for the midnight toast.

Transforming The 1896 from an ordinary space into a fantastical, sparkly party palace, the creators of RUBULAD have invited an eclectic roster of musicians, performers, installation artists and provocateurs to join them on New Year's Eve. Attendees are encouraged to come in full costume. Complimentary masks will be given out to early arrivals.

Doors open at 10pm. 21+ with I.D. required for entry. The 1896 is located at 592 Johnson Avenue in Brooklyn. L Train to Jefferson stop. For more details, call
347-469-1553.

Featured performances at "The Crystalline Ball" include:
- The Beets - Hometown heroes play infectious poppy punk to make you jump.

- Veveritse - Delightful Balkan-inspired dance grooves.

- ¡VivaMaria! - Altering the fabric of your sonic reality with sound suits made to order!

- Solid Go-Go - Reenact your pubescent TV memories.

- Naja Rosa - Scandinavian girl-fronted garage rock.

- DJs:
Pork Chop - Excepter's booty shaking dance man.

Shakey - Rubulad's Earth-shaking longtime resident, Warper founder and Power Chick.

Steller Chic Duo - Rare psych, featuring Doc (Amoeba Technologies) and Peter Principal (Tuxedomoon).

Reganomics - Late Night Bunker-Buster.
- Bob Robins, "The Balloonatic" - Gorgeous hot air balloons.
- Modern Dance Awareness Society - Inspiring, instantaneous dance vignettes.

Art and film installations by:

- G. Scopitronic's Non-Stop Film Fest.

- Norm Francoeur's Light Circus Extraordinaire.

- The Dreams and Aspirations Vending Machine by Yung O.

- Tasty morsels by Ho F***in' Tamales.

Admission: $20 - $40
RUBULAD Hotline:
347-469-1553

The 1896 | 592 Johnson Avenue, Brooklyn

RUBIX KUBE


 


December 30, 2010

Here is an interesting event for tonight:

Fools For Rowan
Thursday Dec 30, 2010 7PM – Late
Santos Party House

On Thursday Dec 30, 2010, Fools For Rowan will perform for M.E.A.N.Y. FEST FINALS at Santos Party House.

Fronted by female lead singer Erin Mullins and lead guitarist Rachel Brandsness, the Nashville rock band will perform with soaring vocals, powerful guitar licks and intensely personal lyrics. Age 18+.

For more information on the event visit: www.santospartyhouse.com.

Tickets $12. 212-584-5492. For more information or advance purchase visit www.santospartyhouse.com

Santos Party House | 96 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10013
(and Walker Street)



Blizzard in the Bronx
December 27, 2010
Photo Credit Angelo Rivera





December 29, 2010

Here is an interesting event for today:

9.11...NYC...The Days After Reading
Wednesday, December 29th, 2010 6:30 p.m.
Mid Manhattan Library on the 6th floor

Contributors and guests will be reading from the book, 9.11...NYC...The
Days After…, show a five minute video "Empty Skyline," play the theme
song by Carloynn Black and Eric Zaccar and other songs that were
inspired to heal.

"9.11 NYC The Days After…" book is an historic expressive record of the stories, poems, art, and photographs by people who were in the metropolitan area on that day.

Remembrance by expressing ones deep feelings of that time through creating art and writing is therapeutic. The stories, poems, lyrics written from the many healing writing workshops since 9/11/01 are included in the book

All programs are FREE and subject to last minute change or cancellation.

If you would like to purchase a color brochure /voucher to give as a present for a holiday gift, please call with a charge card number. (212) 977-1165
The book is only $20 plus $ 5 shipping and handling from Art for Healing NYC Org. We take Visa , Mastercard and Discover. or make a check to Art for Healing NYC Org. mail to:

Loren Ellis | Art for Healing NYC Org. | 2350 Broadway | New York, New York 10024

Website: www.ArtforHealingNYC.org

Mid-Manhattan Library | 40th Street and 5th Avenue
Elevators access the 6th floor after 6 p.m.
New York, NY 10016
212-340-0837


 

December 28, 2010

Here is an interesting event for today:

NYC Fireman New York Calendar
Wednesday, December 29th 6:00-9:00 PM
Spa Martier

BEEFCAKE NYC FIREMEN TO STRUT THEIR STUFF FOR NEW YEAR CALENDAR TOMORROW, 12-28 IN MANHATTAN

HOT AND HUNKY 2011 FIREFIGHTERS CALENDAR KICK-OFF RECEPTION FOR HUNDREDS OF FANS WITH 12 OF NEW YORK CITY'S BRAVEST AND SEXIEST FIREMEN REPRESENTING EVERY MONTH OF THE YEAR.

New York City's beefcake and sexiest firefighters will be strutting their stuff for over 200 fans and local residents. The 2011 New York City Firefighters Calendar Unveiling Reception will take place on Wednesday December 29thfrom 6-9 PM to benefit the City Burn Center at Spa Martier, located at 1014 Second Avenue (between 53rd and 54th Streets) in Manhattan.

New York's hottest and bravest will be signing copies of the Official 2011 New York City Firefighters Calendar.

Martier is a high end boutique, full-service spa and café with two expansive floors. They organized the calendar launch reception to assist in raising funds for the FDNY and City Burn Center. There will be complimentary spa treatments given at the celebration.

Spa Martier | 1014 Seond Avenue (between 53rd and 54th Streets)
New York, NY


 

Here is another interesting event for today:

Play Reading
THOMAS KYD'S
THE SPANISH TRAGEDY
Tuesday, December 28, 7:30pm

The first and bloodiest of the revenge tragedies. A harrowing exploration of jealousy and madness. - directed by MATTHEW RAUCH - post-play Bull Session with Kathleen Dimmick

With:
VIVIENNE BENESCH • DAVID CONRAD
MARIA DIZZIA • MATHILDE DRATWA
JONATHAN FRIED • BRAD FRYMAN • ERIC HOFFMANN
JOHN MANIERI • PAUL NIEBANCK • ANDRUS NICHOLS
STEPHEN STOUT • MICHAEL STUHLBARG
JOHN DOUGLAS THOMPSON • MARC VIETOR
AND MORE

Buy Tickets Now
www.redbulltheater.com
212.352.3101

Theater at St Clement’s | 423 West 46th Street
New York City


December 27, 2010

Just Published: Read my article and see Cindy Ord's photographs of the Charlotte Ronson Collection for Spring/Summer 2011.


 

December 26, 2010

Here is an interesting event for today:

"Winter Sun: A Celebration of Traditional Music from the Carpathians, Puppets and Rituals"
December 26, 2010 at 2:30 PM and 7:30 PM
La MaMa E.T.C. (Ellen Stewart Theater)

On Sunday, December 26 at 2:30 PM and 7:30 PM, Yara Arts Group and a collection of international artists will perform "Winter Sun: A Celebration of Traditional Music from the Carpathians, Puppets and Rituals" at the Ellen Stewart Theater of La MaMa Experimental Theater Club, located at 66 East Fourth Street. This new show is created by Virlana Tkacz and will feature the Koliadnyky, Yara Arts Group, Aurelia Shrenker, Eva Salina Primack, Julian Kytasty, Nadia Tarnawsky, Kat Yew, Valeriy Zhmud and special guests with winter songs from around the world. The event includes samples of a traditional ritual food kutia, a wheat berry porridge with honey and nuts.

The concert is presented by La MaMa Experimental Theater and Yara Arts
Group.

Tickets are $25 and available through the La MaMa box office at (212) 475-7710 and www.lamama.org.
$25; (212) 475-7710, www.lamama.org

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


 

December 25, 2010


Carriages in the Park
Photo Credit Angelo Rivera

Merry Christmas to you from the writers and photographers of New York Cool.

 


 

December 24, 2010

Just Published: Read Harvey Karten's reivew of Robert Letterman's Gulliver's Travels , which opens today, Friday, December 24, 2010.


 

December 23, 2010


Vivienne Tam Fashion
Photo Credit Cindy Ord

Just Published: Read Mark Tauriello's article and see Cindy Ord's photographs of the Vivienne Tam line for Spring/Summer.


Here is an interesting event for today:

Rhys Tivey
"Holiday Jazz"
Thursday Dec. 23rd, Friday Dec. 24th, Saturday Dec. 25th. 9PM – 12PM
Gallagher's Steak House


Whether you’re an empty-nester seeking a quiet Christmas Eve, or not an observer of the religious holiday, Gallagher’s Steak House provides a nice musical alternative for New York City residents or Manhattan-bound visitors. Rhys Tivey and his Jazz Quartet will be performing holiday jazz shows for diners during Christmas weekend. Tivey is a graduate of the Empire State Youth Orchestra and has toured Europe at the young age of 19. Pre-performance reservations will be taken for 8 and 8:30 p.m., so that diners can place their orders prior to the start of the entertainment, while later seatings through 11:30 p.m. will also be accepted. There is a two-drink minimum required for those not dining. Gallagher’s has a special jazz menu which features light evening fare (perfect if you don’t want to overindulge on the holidays), which is available from 9:00 pm to midnight, and includes: 4 oz. Smoked Salmon with Capers, Red Onions & Chopped Egg ($11); Chilled Medley of seafood for one – Two Bluepoint Oysters, Two Littleneck Clams, Two Jumbo Shrimp and Lump Crabmeat ($23); Caesar Salad with Chicken Garlic Toasts, Grana Padana Cheese($16); Cobb Salad Mixed Greens with Chicken, avocado, Roquefort Cheese, Bacon, Tomato and egg ($16); The Westie Club – Grilled Chicken, Bacon, Brie Cheese, Lettuce, Tarragon Mayonnaise on Sour Dough Bread with Gallagher’s Home Made chips ($14); 8 oz. Chopped Steak served with Gallagher’s Potato ($16); 8 oz. Sliced Beefsteak served with Gallagher’s Potato($18); and Gallagher’s Potato Chips ($3).

For reservations call 212-245-5336. Please mention JAZZ to be seated accordingly.

Price varies based on menu, but there is a two-drink minimum for those not dining.

Gallagher's Steak House | 228 West 52nd Street


 

December 22, 2010

Here is an intresting event for today:

Stephen Bank's
LOOKING AT CHRISTMAS
Tuesday – Sunday at 7pm
Saturday and Sunday at 3pm
Friday at 10pm
Added shows Mondays Nov. 22 & Dec 27 at 7pm.
No performances Nov. 24 - 26 or Dec. 23 - 26)
November 20 - December 30
The Flea Theater

The Flea Theater will present the World Premiere of LOOKING AT
CHRISTMAS by Steven Banks, head writer of SpongeBob SquarePants. This
romantic comedy set in front of New York’s famed holiday window
displays is directed by Jim Simpson and features The Bats, The Flea’s
resident company of actors. Previews begin November 20 with opening
night slated for Wednesday, December 1. Please note: this offbeat
holiday comedy is recommended for audiences ages 15 and over.

LOOKING AT CHRISTMAS is set on Christmas Eve in New York City. An
unemployed writer and a struggling actress meet while looking at the
famous holiday windows along Fifth Avenue. What they don't realize is
that the windows are looking back - from Tiny Tim toting a ray gun to
an amorous elf with an eye for Mrs. Claus. LOOKING AT CHRISTMAS is a
sweet, smart, slightly twisted romantic comedy.

The production stars Brett Aresco, Crystal Arnette, Allison Buck,
Holly Chou, Jack Corcoran, Christian Adam Jacobs, Raúl Sigmund Julia,
Betsy Lippitt, Turna Mete, Michael Micalizzi, Briana Pozner, and John
Russo. The design team includes Kate Sinclair Foster (set), Jeanette
Oi-Suk Yew (lighting), Gabriel Berry (costumes), and Jill BC DuBoff
(sound).


Tickets are $25 and are available
by calling 212-352-3101 or online at www.theflea.org. Please also
note: all Tuesday performances are Pay-What-You-Can, subject to
availability at the door, only 1 ticket per person.

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.


December 21, 2010

Here is an interesting event for today:

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
* TUESDAY, DEC 21 a
t 7:00 p.m. - ALL NEW PROGRAM
Anointed, Forgotten Time, The Prodigal Prince
* THURSDAY, DEC 23 at 8:00 p.m.
Mary Lou’s Mass, The Evolution of a Secured Feminine, The Hunt, The Prodigal Prince
* SUNDAY, DEC 26 eve at 7:30 p.m.
The Hunt, The Evolution of a Secured Feminine, Forgotten Time, The Prodigal Prince
City Center

Ailey will pack this season’s extraordinary new works into three exhilarating ALL NEW nights. On December 21st, December 23rd and December 26th, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater will move audiences with their brilliant artistry and passionate spirit in a series of new productions and premieres including Artistic Director Judith Jamison’s quietly uplifting work featuring the haunting, otherworldly sounds of Le Mystere des Voix Bulgares, Forgotten Time; Mary Lou’s Mass by Alvin Ailey; Christopher Huggins’ premiere work, Anointed; The Prodigal Prince by Geoffrey Holder and Artistic Director Designate Robert Battle’s explosive tour-de-force for six men, The Hunt. Share in the incomparable sense of joy, freedom, and spirit that bring audiences around the globe to their feet night after night – you don’t just see an Ailey performance, you feel it.

Tickets www.alvinailey.org

City Center | W 55th Street b/t 6th & 7th Aves.


Here is another intersting event for today:

Music Kitchen Food for the Soul Presents The Gift of Music Holiday Gala
Concert for New York City Homeless
Tuesday, December 21 – beginning at 6:45 PM
Bogardus Mansion

Music Kitchen Food for the Soul will present The Gift of Music, a
special Holiday Gala concert in support of its programs for New York
City’s homeless. Very special guest performers will be world renowned
pianist Emanuel Ax and violinist/composer/fiddler Mark O’Connor. The
evening will include fine foods, holiday themed cocktails, a silent
auction and many surprises.

Tickets range from $100 to $200. For tickets and more information about
the event, visit Music Kitchen’s website at http://www.musickitchennyc.org/.

For sponsorship opportunities, press/media & celebrity or special guests
inquires/RSVP, please contact event coordinator Veronica Lee Anne at
646-467-4406.

Bogardus Mansion | 75 Murray Street in TriBeca, Manhattan


Here is yet another interesting event for today:

J- SLAM! Jewish Storytelling at it's BEST.
10 Stories. 6 minutes. One Champion. YOU CHOOSE THE WINNER!
Tuesday, December 21st 2010, at 9:30pm
Standup NY


From knishes to Matza-ball soup, from Jewish dating disaster stories to heartfelt tales of hope, J-SLAM is the fiercest Storytelling competition in New York City and only one will be the winner! This event was conceived by ISRAMERICA in collaboration with WEAVE STORYTELLING WORKSHOPS. ISRAMERICA, founded by Artistic Director Sivan Hadari in October 2009, integrates the works of a group of fiercely talented young artists while bringing the audience an all star line-up of Israeli and Jewish-American performers, many of which have been featured on Broadway and off, various TV shows on Comedy Central, MTV and HBO, The Cannes Film Festival as well as premiere Music and Comedy venues all over New York and the world. On January 12th they are hosting ISRAFEST at City Winery in collaboration with Teev Events; A mega event filled with Israeli and Jewish-American music, fashion and art featuring one of Israel's greatest and most celebrated composers; Rami Kleinstein.

Tickets are $10 at http://jslam.eventbrite.com/ for more info go to www.isramerica.com and www.weaveyourstory.com


J Standup NY| 236 West 78th Street, New York, NY.


 



December 20, 2010

Here is an interesting event for today:

Image: Andy Warhol. Screen Test: Allen Ginsberg (1966).
16mm film (black and white, silent). 4 min. at 16fps.
©2010 The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA, a museum of Carnegie Institute.
All rights reserved. Film still courtesy of The Andy Warhol Museum.


Andy Warhol: Motion Pictures
December 19, 2010–March 21, 2011
The International Council of The Museum of Modern Art Gallery, sixth floor

Andy Warhol: Motion Pictures, on view at MoMA from December 19, 2010, to March 21, 2011, focuses on the artist's cinematic portraits and non-narrative, silent, and black-and-white films from the mid-1960s. Warhol’s Screen Tests reveal his lifelong fascination with the cult of celebrity, comprising a visual almanac of the 1960s downtown avant-garde scene. Included in the exhibition are such Warhol “Superstars” as Edie Sedgwick, Nico, and Baby Jane Holzer; poet Allen Ginsberg; musician Lou Reed; actor Dennis Hopper; author Susan Sontag; and collector Ethel Scull, among others.Other early films included in the exhibition are Sleep (1963), Eat (1963), Blow Job (1963), and Kiss (1963–64). Andy Warhol: Motion Pictures is organized by Klaus Biesenbach, Chief Curator at Large, The Museum of Modern Art, and Director, MoMA PS1. This exhibition is organized in collaboration with The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh.

Twelve Screen Tests in this exhibition are projected on the gallery walls at large scale and within frames, some measuring seven feet high and nearly nine feet wide. An excerpt of Sleep is shown as a large-scale projection at the entrance to the exhibition, with Eat and Blow Job shown on either side of that projection; Kiss is shown at the rear of the gallery in a 50-seat movie theater created for the exhibition; and Sleep and Empire (1964), in their full durations, will be shown in this theater at specially announced times. A Screen Test of Ethel Scull will be shown outside the exhibition entrance in its original 16mm format.

The Museum of Modern Art | 4 W 58th St
11 West 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019



 

December 19, 2010

Here is an interesting event for today:

100TH ANNUAL READING OF ‘TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS’
Sunday, December 19. 4PM
Church of the Intercession and Trinity Church Cemetery & Mausoleum

On Sunday, December 19, 2010 at 4:00 PM, actor Malik Yoba, best known for the Fox TV series New York Undercover, the Disney film Cool Runnings, and Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married? and Why Did I Get Married Too?, leads an annual New York holiday tradition – the 100th annual reading of Clement Clarke Moore’s ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas’ at historic Church of the Intercession (West 155th Street and Broadway). Clement Clark Moore (1779-1863) was the son of Dr. Benjamin Moore, the sixth rector of Trinity Parish. In 1822, as a Christmas present for his six children, Moore wrote the poem that became a classic for all to cherish. A lantern procession, wreath-laying and hot cocoa reception at the author's gravesite in nearby Trinity Church Cemetery & Mausoleum will follow the reading.

All events are free and all are welcome. For further information call 212-283-6200 or visit www.trintywallstreet.org or http://www.intercessionnyc.org/.


Church of the Intercession and Trinity Church Cemetery & Mausoleum
West 155th Street and Broadway, Harlem/Washington Heights


Here is another interesting event for today:

6th ANNUAL WINTER FORMAL
Benefiting Arts To Grow
Sunday, December 19th at 8:00 pm
The Irish Rogue

The 6th Annual Winter Formal- a yearly holiday bash – will be held Sunday, December 19th at 8:00 pm at The Irish Rogue, 366 West 44th Street, NYC. This year the benefit party will be raising money for Arts to Grow - an NYC based non-profit organization that provides performing, visual, and literary arts programs to underprivileged and special needs children.

Arts to Grow - changing children's lives by inspiring them to love learning. They work with schools and community organizations in the NY/NJ metro area to provide art programs that change children's lives, inspiring them to love to learn and helping them discover their personal, intrinsic motivation. The programs are highly tailored to meet the specific needs of each group of children. Classes in the performing, visual and literary arts are taught by professional Teaching Artists- experienced educators who actively practice their art form. Launched in 2005, Arts to Grow has since partnered with 14 public schools and community organizations (and 50 more are on a waiting list) and has offered 60 high quality programs to over 1200 children. They now also serve children and young adults with special needs.

Donations will be taken at the door for this fun-filled evening. Reservations are not required. The Winter Formal is sponsored by Stella Artois. Dress code for the benefit party is your holiday best.

The Irish Rogue | 366 West 44th Street, NYC.



And yet another interesting event for today:

The Joe Iconis Christmas Spectacular
December 17 (7:30pm),
December 18 (6:30 and 9:30pm)
December 19 (6:30pm)
Ars Nova

Joe Iconis and cast members from his musical, Bloodsong of Love, are joined by a merry band of musical theater punks in this third annual insane celebration of all things red and green. Featuring brand new holiday songs, old favorites, tiny elves, enormous reindeer, an inebriated Mr. and Mrs. Claus, and an ungodly number of candy canes, it promises to be the happiest holiday hoedown you've ever seen

Featuring*: Susan Blackwell, Heidi Blickenstaff, Liz Lark Brown, Bill Coyne, Katrina Rose Dideriksen, Melanie Field, Annie Golden, Molly Hager, Laura Hartle, Natalie Hinds, Matt Hinkley, Ian Kagey, MK Lawson, Lorinda Lisitza, Lauren Marcus, Eric William Morris, Jeremy Morse, Ray Munoz, Ashley Rodbro, Lance Rubin, Katie Schorr, A.J. Shively, Brent Stranathan, Rachel Sussman Jared Weiss, Jason "SweetTooth" Williams, and Ross Wolkenbrod.

*Some performers will appear at select performances only.

Tickets $20. For ticketing or more information visit: www.arsnovanyc.com

Ars Nova | 511 West 54th Street
New York, NY 10019



December 18, 2010



Just Published: Read Harvey Karten's review of John Cameron Mitchell's Rabbit Hole, which opened this weekend in New York City.


 

Just Published: Read Harvey Karten's review of Richard J. Lewis's Barney's Version, which opened this weekend in New York City.


Here is a fun event for today:

Oh Sky White Tiger Night
Saturday Dec. 18. 8PM – Late
92YTribeca

On December 18, 2010, Former Polyphonic Spree member Louis Schwadron will transform 92YTribeca into a psych-rock winter wonderland for the first annual "Oh Sky White Tiger Night." The thoroughly experimental “Oh, Sky White Tiger Night” is Schwadron’s East Coast homage to the Spree’s holiday extravaganzas in Dallas. “I wanted to continue the tradition in New York because I feel that even big cities have a small town feel. During the Holy Daze, everyone’s letting go of their year and allowing childhood fun to curl up by the fireplace. There’s a real sense of camaraderie and optimism within the tundra of this concrete jungle and we're just trying to create the shiniest mistletoe,” Schwadron said. In addition to the dreamy atmospherics of Schwadron's band, Sky White Tiger, the mini-festival will tap into Bushwick's DIY circuit through video artists, mumblecore films from Bushwick Film Festival director, Kweighbaye Kotee, holiday themed installation artworks, an indie fashion show and performances from Behavior and Fancy Colors.

Tickets $10-12. For more information or advance purchase visit http://www.92y.org

92YTribeca | 200 Hudson St.


Here is another interesting event for today:

Runway at Ricky’s NYC with
Rsession Tools’ Frank Rizzieri and Kevin Ryan
Saturday, December 18th, 2PM-5PM
Ricky’s NYC

Ricky’s NYC Teams Up with Rsession Tools’ co-founders and celebrated runway hairstylists Frank Rizzieri and Kevin Ryan for demonstrations of the latest looks from the runway and red carpet using innovative tools from their own line, including the Naluwaver, Root Control, Tapered Curling Iron, Pin Point Straightening Iron, Bamboo Brush Collection, Pin Up Girl Kit and Teasing Comb. *First Come, First Served

Free Rsession Tools Heat Mat with any Rsession Tools purchase (while supplies last)

Open to the public, no admission or ticket cost, for more information please go to www.RickysNYC.com

Ricky’s NYC | 590 Broadway
(Between Houston & Prince Streets)


Here is yet another interesting event for today:

Good Pennyworths Quartet presents their holiday concert
"A Pennyworth of Christmas"
Saturday, December 18, 2010 at 8PM
Advent Lutheran Church

Erika Lloyd - soprano
Alane Marco - mezzo soprano
Christopher Preston Thompson - tenor
Garald Farnham - baritone and lutes

On Saturday, December 18 at 8pm, the Good Pennyworths Quartet, a Renaissance vocal ensemble with lute known for mixing Early Music with a dash of theater, will perform "A Pennyworth of Christmas" -- a holiday concert featuring some of the earliest known Christmas music collected from original sources. Ancient carol and chant texts and tunes dating from the 1400s-1700s are interspersed with wassail songs from across the English countryside, performed with the Pennyworths' usual verve and flair. Founded in 2007 to explore lute song and ballad repertoire, the ensemble has performed for the Boston Early Music Festival, Early Music in Columbus, and the Lute Society of America and tours regularly on the East Coast and throughout the Midwest.

Suggested donation at the door $20 | $10 students and seniors. For more information and audio clips, visit www.goodpennyworths.com. (Good Pennyworths, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization.)

Advent Lutheran Church | 2504 Broadway at West 93rd Street




December 17, 2010

Just Published: Read Alejandra Serret's review of George Hickenlooper’s Casino Jack, which opens today, Friday, December 17, 2010.


 

Here is an interesting event for today:

TRC Holiday Bonanza 2010
Friday, December 17, 2010 6pm - 10pm
Space On White

The Tribeca Retail Club is an underground fashionista's destination, beauty event, and great night out for the girls! Shop indie designers, mingle with friends, and discover hot new products.

Purchase a VIP admission ticket to take advantage of the OPEN BAR and GOODY BAG overflowing with goodies from our sponsors!
Don't miss the fashion event of the year - purchase your tickets today!

General admission: free | VIP admission: $15 | on the door sales: $20. Please visit www.trcholiday2010.eventbrite.com for further info on the event as well as ticket purchasing.

Space On White
81 White Street between Cortland Alley & Lafayette Street, New York, NY, 10013


Here is an intereting event for tonight:

Colorform - Music and Live Art
Friday, December 17, 2010 - 9pm
UC Lounge

Fronted by the soulful Kate Logan, Colorform plays lyrically driven acoustic rock with guitars and cello. At every live show, artist Sarah Valeri creates an improvised piece of artwork from scratch. Come check out this unique sonic and visual experience! More information can be found here: www.myspace.com/colorformmusic or http://thestreetlampdoesntcast.blogspot.com/2010/05/griff-says-its-colorform-in-sound-and.html

Tickets $10

UC Lounge | 87 Ludlow Street (btw. Broome and Delancey)


Here is yet another interesting event for today:

"Twelve Dishes/Sviat vechir"
December 17, 2010 8:00 PM
Ukrainian Institute of America

On Friday December 17 at 8:00 PM, Yara Arts Group will present the Koliadnyky singing traditional winter songs from the villages of Kryvorivnia and Verkhovyna in "Twelve Dishes/Sviat vechir," a special event at the Ukrainian Institute of America in New York, 2 East 79th Street. The evening will include brilliant troista instrumental music from the Charpathian Mountains by Mykola Ilyuk, Vasyl Tymchuk and Ostap Kostyuk. Singer Cecilia Arana, violinist Valerie Zhmud and bandurist Julian Kytasty will join the Koliadnyky for several Christmas for the event in the beautiful Fifth Avenue Mansion. There will also be performances of poetry by Bob Holman, Vasyl Makhno and Olena Jennings. An important component of the winter ritual is a ritual dinner of twelve dishes. Food artist Olesia Lew will present new interpretations of these ritual dishes for the audience to taste.

Tickets are $25 and available at the door. For information call The Ukrainian Institute at (212) 288-8660.
$25; (212) 288-8660


Ukrainian Institute of America | 2 East 79th Street, New York

 


December 16, 2010

Here is an interesting event for today:

PAPER + STEVE MADDEN
SPECIAL IN-STORE SHOPPING EVENT
ecember 16th from 6-9pm
Mr. Mickey @ 41 West 34th Street
Alexis + Whitney @540 Broadway
Luigi Tadini @720 Lexington

Paper Magazine + Steve Madden invite you to a special in-store shopping event as the Paper editors show us a few of their favotie things.

RSVP TO: papermag.com/stevemadden

Mr. Mickey @ 41 West 34th Street
Alexis + Whitney @540 Broadway
Luigi Tadini @720 Lexington



AAADT's Linda Celeste Sims and Glenn Allen Sims
in Alvin Ailey's Revelations.
Photo by Andrew Eccles

Here is another interesting event for today (if you know how to dance):

The Ailey Extension Presents First-Time Revelations Master Class Series
America’s Modern Dance Classic Taught Now Through December 30th Only!


In celebration of 50 years of Revelations, The Ailey Extension invites intermediate to advanced level dancers to learn excerpts of the classic ballet from the experts! For the first time ever, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s Hope Boykin and former Company members, Milton Myers and Aubrey Lynch II, will host public classes featuring choreography from all three sections of Revelations. Beginner dancers can also join in the celebration with Revelations at 50 Classes, offered in select Horton and Contemporary Dance classes at The Ailey Extension.

You've seen the artistry, now become the artist! Experience the magic of Revelations in this exclusive master class series through December 30th. Each of the 12 classes offered in the unique series will highlight a different routine from Revelations, giving dance lovers the chance to experience the inspiring ballet in a new way with each class! As an added bonus, students who enroll in four or more classes will receive a free Revelations CD.

To learn more about The Ailey Extension or to register, please visit: alvinailey.org/revelations-master-class-series or www.alvinailey.org/revelations-50-classes

This season, Ailey fans can enjoy a FREE class at The Ailey Extension with a ticket stub from any Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater or Ailey II performance. Get your “Ticket-to-Dance” today with a ticket purchase to the December 1 – January 2 New York City Center Season – just in time for the holidays!* With a “Ticket-to-Dance,” people all across the country who are inspired by Ailey’s extraordinary artists during the 2010-2011 season can join in any of the 80 different classes offered at The Ailey Extension at The Joan Weill Center for Dance. Tickets starting at $25 are available at the New York City Center Box Office, through CityTix® at (212) 581-1212 or online at www.alvinailey.org or www.nycitycenter.org. Each “Ticket to Dance” is good for one year from the performance date for first time students, and when purchasing a 10-class card for classes at the Ailey Extension in New York City for returning students.

*“Ticket-to-Dance” offer not valid for Revelations Master Class Series



Here is another interesting event for today:

The Next Ridiculous Thing
Thursday, December 16th @ 7PM
The Duplex

Thursday night, Dec. 16th will be your last chance this year to catch the Icky House Club in their latest and greatest show, The Next Ridiculous Thing. With a guest appearance by Australian songstress Fiona Choi, the Icky's bring new songs and old favorites to you just in time for the holidays.

So, keep your happy hour going by coming to the Duplex for our show, starting at 7 pm.

Tickets $10 with two drink minimum. For more info, or to make a reservation, call (212) 255-5438 or go to http://www.theduplex.com/webcalendar/view_entry.php?id=5449&date=20101216

The Duplex | 61 Christopher St. (at 7th Ave.)


Here is yet another interesting event for today:

This Is Music
Thursday, December 16, 2010 11PM - late
TENJUNE

Stadium Red and Moodswing360 present This Is Music featuring a live performance from International Recording Artist Jeremy Carr with music by Mysto & Pizzi and The Chainsmokers.

This Is Music is live music in New York City. This weekly event brings a variety of live talent to New York City nightlife. Its a party with talented live performances as well as the hottest DJs today.

Contact the venue for table service, (646) 624-2410

Tenjune | 26 Little West 12th Street
New York, NY 10014


December 15, 2010

Here is an interesting event for today:

Image: Il conformista (The Conformist). 1970. Italy/France/West Germany. Pictured: Dominique Sanda, Jean Louis Trintignant. Courtesy of The Museum of Modern Art.

Bernardo Bertolucci
December 15, 2010–January 12, 2011
The Roy and Niuta Titus Theaters

The Museum of Modern Art and Cinecittà Luce, Rome, present the cinematic oeuvre of Bernardo Bertolucci, with all new prints, December 15, 2010, through January 12, 2011. One of the most revered living masters of contemporary cinema, Bertolucci will be present to introduce the opening night screening of The Conformist (1970), a film that has deeply influenced American filmmakers as diverse as Martin Scorsese and Steven Spielberg. The retrospective will also present the US premiere of a rare documentary by the director, Oil (1967), which was restored by Eni and Cineteca Nazionale and re-discovered at the 2007 Venice Film Festival.

At the age of twenty-one, Bernardo Bertolucci debuted at the Venice Film Festival with his first film, La commare secca (The Grim Reaper) (1962); he has subsequently won every award and accolade there is to aspire to in the world of film. Tirelessly experimental in form and content, his films have enjoyed popular as well as critical acclaim. Renowned for pushing the boundaries and creating works for adventurous audiences, as with Partner (1968) starring Pierre Clémenti, his oeuvre also contains its share of popular Oscar-winning blockbusters, including The Last Emperor (1987), which garnered nine Oscars and starred John Lone, Joan Chen, and Peter O’Toole.

The exhibition is co-produced by the Department of Film of The Museum of Modern Art and Cinecittà Luce, Rome. It is organized by Jytte Jensen, Curator, Department of Film; Camilla Cormanni and Paola Ruggiero, Cinecittà Luce; and Alessandra Bracaglia.

Bernardo Bertolucci is supported by the Cinema Department of the Italian Ministry of Culture and by Eni, a major integrated energy company committed to valuing people, environment, and integrity. Special thanks to Alitalia and the Italian Cultural Institute of New York.

The Museum of Modern Art | 4 W 58th St
11 West 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019


 


Zac Posen and Michelle Trachtenberg
Photo Credit Daniel Perry



Just Published: See Daniel Perry's photographs of the Tent People at Mercedes Benz Spring 2011 Fashion Week.


 

Here is an interesting event for today:

Phyto Universe & Halo Salon “Pop-Up”
Tuesday December 14 – Saturday December 18
Phyto Universe

From December 14 – 18, Halo Salon & Color Lab is bringing their expertise to New York City’s Phyto Universe in a first-ever “pop up” salon. Expert colorist Jenna Rabideau and her team of stylists will be on hand to provide a range of cuts, styles, and hair color processes. Services will include: Women’s haircut and blowdry ($195), blowdry only ($85), special occasion styles/updos ($165), single process color ($125 and up), single process color with highlights $195 and up), highlights ($175 to $250), global bleach with toner virgin application ($200), retouch ($150), freehand hair color techniques – line lighting, balayage, color blocking (prices vary), and corrective hair color (pricing upon consultation).

For more information and a full press release, see the following links:
http://www.cisionwire.com/hutson-creative/halo-salon---colorlab-featured-as-a--pop-up--salon-at-nyc-s-phyto-universe56028

http://www.pitchengine.com/preview-release.php?id=101107

For more information on Phyto Universe, visit www.phytouniverse.com

Phyto Universe| 715 Lexington Avenue (entrance on 58th Street)


Here is another interesting event for today:

Limon Dance Company
December 14 & 15 at 8 PM
Baryshnikov Arts Center

The celebrated company performs "Masters & The Next Generation," a program of works by Jose Limon ("There is a Time"); Jiri Kylian ("La cathedrale engloutie", played live by David La Marche); and the premiere of company member Jonathan Fredricksn's "Chrysalis" to an original score by Spanish composer/conductor Marcos Galvany.

Tickets: $30; $20 for students & seniors
Reservations: 212-777-3353 x 12

Baryshnikov Arts Center | 450 West 37 Street
(bet. 9th & 10th Avenues)


 

December 13, 2010

Here is an interesting event for today:

"Black on Broadway: A HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR"
Monday, December 13, 2010 at 7pm
The Broadway Comedy Club


Bending Threads, the poetry induced vocal group returns this Holiday Season with "Black on Broadway: A Holiday Spectacular!" This fun-filled night includes Door Prizes, Poetry collaborations, and wondrous Holiday tunes & featured performances by Arbender Robinson (Hair and Ragtime The Revivals), Christina Sajous from Broadway's AMERICAN IDIOT and the Bending Threads singers; Patrice Bell, Kareen Foster, Westley Todd Holiday, and Rejinald Woods.
For Reservations: (212) 757- 2323 or visit http://www.broadwaycomedyclub.com/

Ticket Price is $15 with a Reservation and $20 at the door with a 2 Drink Minimum

Reserve by Sunday, December 12th to be submitted for our GRAND DOOR PRIZE!

The Broadway Comedy Club | 318 West 53rd Street, NYC
Between 8th and 9th Avenue
Take the A Train to 50th Street


 

December 12, 2010

Here is an intersting event for today:

TREATMENT ACTION GROUP
TO HONOR DR. MEHMET OZ AND OTHERS
2010 RESEARCH IN ACTION AWARDS HONORING AIDS ACTIVISM
Sunday December 12th @ 6PM
Astor Center

Terrence McNally and Tom Kirdahy Will Serve as Honorary Chairs
Presenters Will Include Billie Jean King, John Mack and Jean Carlomusto
Awards to Honor Dr. Mehmet Oz, Scott Campbell, Dr. Steven Deeks and James Wentzy “Weekend Today Show” Co-Anchor Jenna Wolfe Will Serve as Host

Treatment Action Group (TAG), one of the leading AIDS research advocacy organizations, will host its 14th annual Research in Action Awards (RIAA), honoring individuals who have made a significant contribution in AIDS research and activism.

Honorary Chairs will be playwright Terrence McNally and his husband, attorney/activist Tom Kirdahy. Sally Morrison, Director-in-Charge at De Beers Marketing Group, is RIAA Chair.

The 2010 Research in Action Awards will take place at the Gallery of the historic Astor Center (399 Lafayette Street) on Sunday, December 12 (6 PM). Jenna Wolfe of NBC’s “Weekend Today” will serve as host.

Tickets start at $150. For ticket information, contact TAG at 212-
253-7922 or www.treatmentactiongroup.org

Astor Center | 399 Lafayette Street


Here is another interesting event for today:

Suzanne Carrico
What Christmas Time Means to Me
Sunday, December 12th 1 PM
Thursday, December 16th 7 PM
Saturday, December 18th 1 PM
Thursday, December 23rd 7 PM
The Metropolitan Room


SUZANNE CARRICO, winner of the 2008 MAC Award for Best Female Debut for THE ART OF THE CAHN, Music from the Sammy Cahn Songbook, will celebrate the Christmas season & her new holiday CD, WHAT CHRISTMAS TIME MEANS TO ME, at Metropolitan Room this December. She will be joined by The Don Rebic Quartet, Dan Gross on percussion, Jim DiMatteo on bass & Windham Hill recording artist,Sean Harkness on guitar. Also joining her will be MAC Nominee Booth Daniels.

The first performance (December 2nd at 9:30pm) of the six-show run will be Carrico’s CD release party with full band. She will also host two shows geared for children on Sunday, December 12th & Saturday, December 18th (both at 1pm) for which she will serve hot chocolate & homemade (by Suzanne!) Christmas cookies.

On the CD are tunes ranging from the popular (“Silver Bells,” “I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm” by Irving Berlin & “Baby It's Cold Outside/Let It Snow” by the wonderful Frank Loesser, Jule Styne & Sammy Cahn) to the spiritual (“What Child is This,” “Little Drummer Boy,” “Do You Hear What I Hear” & “Gesu Bambino”) to an original tune by Musical Director Don Rebic, “Merry Christmas to Us All.”

Evening Shows: $25 Cover + 2 Drink Minimum
Afternoon Shows: $10 Cover + 1 Drink Minimum for Children, $20 Cover + 2 Drink Minimum for Adults
For more information visit: www.metropolitanroom.com or www.suzannecarrico.com

The Metropolitan Room | 34 W 22nd Street NYC
212.206.0440 for reservations


 

December 11, 2010

Here is an interesting event for today:

Christmas Revels
Friday at 8 PM
Saturday at 2 & 8 PM
Sunday at 2 PM
December 10-12
El Teatro at El Museo del Barrio, 1230 Fifth Avenue


This year Christmas Revels celebrates the music, dance, stories and traditions of old Bavaria. The cast of 60+ players gathers for the Winter Solstice - the shortest day of the year - to sing, dance, tell stories - and to "drive the dark away."

Tickets: $50-$25
Reservations 1-800-838-3006 or www.nyrevels.org


El Museo del Barrio | 1230 Fifth Avenue, at 104th Street.


Here is another interesting event for today:

The Mural and the Mint & Nichole Canuso Dance Company's
As the Eyes of the Seahorse
December 9-11 at 7:00 PM, with late shows Dec 10 & 11 at 11:00 PM
HERE


HERE proudly presents As the Eyes of the Seahorse as part of HERE’s hemispHEREs program. Set to play December 9-11 in the Dorothy B. Williams Theatre, this collaboration from the Philadelphia-based Nichole Canuso Dance Company and Philadelphia band The Mural and the Mint is an intimate-scale rock concert fused with immersive choreography. The show melds distinctive and expressive indie-rock sounds with captivating movement. The performance takes place in the round, as dancers and musicians continuously reconfigure through the space while melodies and harmonies are created on everything from guitars to bike wheels to mason jars.

Tickets are $20. Tickets can be purchased at www.here.org or by calling (212) 352-3101 or at the HERE Box Office.

HERE | 145 Sixth Avenue | one block below Spring Street.


And here is yet another interesting event for today:

The New York Chinese Cultural Center Presents
DANCE CHINA NY Winter Showcase
Artistic Director- Jiang Qi
December 10th & 11th 2010
Joyce SoHo


The New York Chinese Cultural Center is proud to present DANCE CHINA NY's annual showcase featuring one company premier and two world premiers by its internationally renowned Artistic Director Jiang Qi.

DANCE CHINA NY is one of only a few dance companies in the country creating works in the Chinese modern dance genre. The combination of the axial, asymmetrical nature of Chinese dance combined with more familiar dance forms such as contemporary ballet or modern dance creates a new unpredictable genre that is thoroughly changing the face of dance. Jiang Qi, Artistic Director of DANCE CHINA NY, uses the combination of his roots in traditional Chinese dance and his wide-ranging experience in the United States to interpret and evolve Chinese dance in the American context. The 3 performances will showcase his most recent world premiere creations Wu/Xing and The Memories of the 80's, and company premiere Untitled.

Friday, December 10, 2010 at 8:00PM with VIP reception to follow
$75, VIP/$25, General/$20, NYCCC Members/Students/Parents
Saturday, December 11, 2010 at 3:00PM & 8:00PM
$25, General/$20, NYCCC Members/Students/Parents
Reception on December 10 is for VIP ticket holders only

Tickets are available at www.chinesedance.org, or call 212-334-3764.


Joyce SoHo | 155 Mercer Street | New York, NY 10012




December 10, 2010


Just Published: Read Harvey Karten's review of David O. Russell's The Fighter, which opens today, Friday, December 10, 2010.


Also Just Published: Read Harvey Karten's review of John Wells's The Company Men, which opens today, Friday, December 10, 2010.


And Also Just Published: Read Harvey Karten's review of John Irvin's Hemingway's Garden of Eden, which opens today, Friday, December 10, 2010.


 

December 9, 2010

Here is an interesting event for today:

Peter Mayer celebrates “Stars and Promises – The Story of Christmas”
With Spiritus and Voices in Unity at Town Hall
Thursday, December 9th at 7:30 PM
The Town Hall

Songwriter Peter Mayer, lead guitarist of Jimmy Buffett’s Coral Reefer Band, with musical guests Spiritus vocal ensemble and Voices in Unity, the 80 member choir of Unity of New York, will present the tenth anniversary presentation of Stars and Promises – The Story of Christmas at The Town Hall, 123 West 43rd Street, on Thursday, December 9th at 7:30 PM. Peter Mayer, whose music has topped the charts, created “Stars and Promises” with his brother Jim Mayer ten years ago. This tenth anniversary celebration includes guest appearances by Spiritus, the tight harmony vocal ensemble and Voices in Unity, Unity of New York’s magnificent choir, whose musical diversity ranges in style from Gospel to Broadway and Pop to Jazz. Both of these dynamic groups are under the direction of masterful music director, Britt Hall.

Stars and Promises is being produced by Unity of New York, A Spiritual Center for Creative Living (www.unityofnewyork.org), which meets at Symphony Space each Sunday morning at 11:00 AM. The center was founded by Paul Tenaglia, who has been minister/spiritual leader since its inception in 1999. Prior to his ministerial background Paul was an actor/ dancer/ singer/ choreographer who performed in the United States and Canada. While Unity of New York is attended by people of all walks of life, it appeals greatly to those in the performing arts. Britt Hall, Unity's Music Minister, has been the Music Director of Voices in Unity and Spiritus since their inceptions. Britt has performed in theatrical productions in New York and around the United States.


Tickets are available at the Town Hall Box Office or online at www.ticketmaster.com with prices of $250, $100, $85, $60, $55, $50, $40 and $25.

The Town Hal |, 123 West 43rd Street


 

December 8, 2010


Model Deborah Felker and Fashion Designer Zang Toi
Photo Courtesy of Cecelia Lewis

Just Published: Read my article about the reception for Tunnel People.


Here is an interesting event for today:

Al Jazeera English Presents:
Reframing Haiti: 360 Degrees of Experience
Wednesday, December 8th, 6:30pm-8:00pm
Wollman Hall, Eugene Lang Building,

Al Jazeera English and the New School University’s Graduate Program in International Affairs are excited to present an examination of the role of media coverage and perception in Haiti’s struggles. Sensational stories of natural disaster and dislocation emerge and vanish. Fleeting tales of destruction marginalize more nuanced and essential stories. Haitians- alongside some international agencies --are struggling daily to rebuild an infrastructure for political and economic development. A pattern of short term coverage has left lives, institutions and environment unexplored. The on again, off again coverage has allowed Haiti to be framed as a site of mysterious disasters with Haitians as victims of natural forces. We present an alternative based on enduring engagement- this will be a panel discussion featuring voices from Al Jazeera English, the Haitian diaspora, the United Nations, and the New School.

Event is free and open to the public

Wollman Hall, Eugene Lang Building | 66 West 12th Street, 10011


 

December 7, 2010

Here is a fun event for today:

THE KLEZMATICS IN CONCERT
CELEBRATING HANUKKAH
Tuesday, December 7 at 7:30 pm
JEWISH MUSEUM

The Klezmatics will perform a Hanukkah concert at The Jewish Museum on Tuesday, December 7 at 7:30 pm. Globally renowned world music superstars, they are the only klezmer band to win a Grammy Award.

This concert is part of Light x Eight: Hanukkah 2010 at The Jewish Museum. This annual celebration features eclectic music, family festivities, provocative talk and more. A complete guide to Hanukkah at The Jewish Museum can be found at http://www.TheJewishMuseum.org/Hanukkah2010.

Tickets for this program are $35 for the general public, and $30 for Jewish Museum members. For further information regarding programs at The Jewish Museum, the public may call 212.423.3337. Tickets for lectures, film screenings and concerts at The Jewish Museum can now be purchased online at the Museum’s web site, http://www.TheJewishMuseum.org.

Jewish Museum hours are Saturday, Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday, 11am to 5:45pm; Thursday, 11am to 8pm; and Friday, 11am to 4pm. Museum admission is $12.00 for adults, $10.00 for senior citizens, $7.50 for students, free for children under 12 and Jewish Museum members. Admission is free on Saturdays. For general information on The Jewish Museum, the public may visit the Museum’s website at http://www.thejewishmuseum.org or call 212.423.3200.

The Jewish Museum | 1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street, Manhattan.

 


Here is another interesting event for today:

Tin Anniversary Spectacular
Tuesday, December 7. 8:30 PM – 11:30 PM
Galapagos Art Space


Ten years old isn’t much for a tree. A ten-year-old religion hardly even deserves to be called one. But for a website? Ten years is ancient. It’s venerable. It’s wise. And this year, Killing the Buddha—the online magazine of religion, politics, and culture—turns ten. Time to party. KtB's Tin Anniversary Spectacular will feature performances by friends of the magazine new and old, including Gangstagrass (“serious bluegrass picking and sick flow on the mic”), Gabriel Kahane (New York Magazine Critics’ Pick), comedian Eugene Mirman (“the world’s most famous Eugene-named entertainer”), Eileen Myles (author of Inferno, a poet’s novel), Rev. Osagyefo Uhuru Sekou (of the Fellowship of Reconciliation), and others. There will also be Buddha-killer drink specials, 6-word testimonies, a DJ afterparty, and unmentionable surprises. KtB editor Quince Mountain (Worldwide College of Auctioneering Class of ’96) will officiate over a live and silent auction.

Suggested donation $5 – $50. For more information, visit www.killingthebuddha.com.

Galapagos Art Space in DUMBO
16 Main Street, Brooklyn, New York


Just Published:

Just Published: Read Harvey Karten's review of Andrew Jarecki's All Good Things, which is now playing in New York City.

December 6, 2010




Here is a fun campy event for today:

Sweet & Nasty Burlesque presents LOOSE HIPS SINK SHIPS
Monday, December 6th at 8:30pm
Crash Mansion


Escape the Blitz and go underground as Nasty Canasta - "Brooklyn's greatest burlesque star" (The Brooklyn Paper) - and Sweet and Nasty Burlesque present "LOOSE HIPS SINK SHIPS," a sultry wartime cabaret. "Petrol, tea and chocolate may be in scarce supply, but there'll be no shortage of silk stockings or tassel-twirling," promises Nasty. The evening will feature tease and titillation by American striptease sweetheart Miss Ruby Valentine and sentimental journeys from Shelly the Singing Siren, plus blackmarket bump-and-grind from Stormy Leather and Victoria Privates, while Doc Wasabassco keeps everything running ship-shape and Bristol fashion. Since 2006 Sweet and Nasty has been adding its own unique mix of glam camp, historical fact, and blatant lies to the New York burlesque scene, and currently appears monthly at the fabulous Crash Mansion. Their December extravaganza "LOOSE HIPS SINK SHIPS" begins at 8:30pm with vintage blue cinema, plus dinner and small bites available from the kitchen; the floor show kicks off promptly at 9:00pm. Sweet and Nasty is sponsored by Blue Streak Fancywear (Handmade pasties and naughty knitting will be available at the show - perfect for shipping to the girls overseas!)

Tickets $10. For more information visit www.SweetAndNastyBurlesque.com

Crash Mansion | 199 Bowery
(at Spring St.)


 

December 5, 2010

Here is a fun event for today:


Here is another fun event for today:

The International Street Cannibals Present J. S. Bacalhau
Multi-Cultural, Multi-Genre Music and Dance Event
Sunday, December 5 – 7:30 PM
St Mark's in-the-Bowery

Adaptations of J.S. Bach’s music will be combined with Villa Lobos
re-mixes, body percussion and breakdance, invocations performed on
Brazilian berimbau, belly dancing, and capoeira bouts. The concert will
highlight the adaptable characteristics of Bach, as well as the rhythmic
characteristics of Brazilian music, dance and martial arts, and the
kinship of these disciplines.

The program will include Bach solo works played by Taka Kigawa (piano)
and by Lynn Bechtold (amplified violin), as well as original
compositions by Dan Cooper, Patrick Grant, Milica Paranosic, and Gene
Pritsker, plus arrangements of Bach by Wotan "Lefty" Barrett, Dave
Taylor and Lawler & Fadoul, in a variety of settings.

The evening will close with 2009 New York Philharmonic commission
recipient Arthur Kampela, as he plays and sings several of his shorter
works with his ensemble; and a full-ensemble exposition of Bach, in
which the dancers and drummers of Philip Galinsky's Samba New York join
in the general ensemble.

Suggested donation for the December 5 event is $10. For reservations,
call 212-961-0357. Tickets will be available at the door on the day of
the performance. For more information, please contact ISC at
212-961-0357. Visit them at http://streetcannibals.com/.

St Mark's in-the-Bowery | 131 East 10th Street (at 2nd Ave.) in Manhattan


 

December 4, 2010

Here is an interesting event for today:

The 4th Annual Menorah Horah!
Saturday, December 4th. Doors at 7PM, Show at 8PM
Highline Ballroom

Drop that dreidel and hold on to your latkes. We’re heating up the holidays with Hanukkah’s hottest Hebrew hotties! Our evening of music, laughs and burlesque will keep your dreidel spinning all night long. Starring: The Schlep Sisters – Minnie Tonka and Darlinda Just Darlinda – along with Lady Rizo, Jonny Porkpie, Sapphire Jones, Dottie Lux, and host Seth Herzog. All that fun, for just a little gelt.

Tickets are $15 in advance/$20 at the door

For more information and tickets visit, www.highlineballroom.com

http://www.missminnietonka.com
http://www.schlepsisters.com
http://www.burlesqueonthegogo.com *Dangerous Curves Ahead!*

Highline Ballroom |431 West 16th Street



Chinatown Flower Shop
Photo Credit Angelo Rivera


December 3, 2010

Just Published: Read Harvey Karten's review of Darren Aronofsky's Black Swan, which opens today, Friday, December 3, 2010.


Just Published: Read H B Forman's interview with Jake Gyllenhaal of Love & Other Drugs which is playing right now in New York City.


 

Just Published: Read Harvey Karten's review of Tom Hooper's The King's Speech, which is playing now in New York City.


Here is a fun event for tonight:

Jellybean Soul & Aint Nuthin But A House Party
Presents: DANCE YOUR ASS OFF
@ Feel The Spirit with JELLYBEAN BENITEZ
Friday December 3rd, 2010 @ 10 PM ... until ..
The Sullivan Room

Music by: Jellybean Benitez - 10 pm - Until ....(a special 7 hour set)
Hosted By: Robbi, & Evelyn Santos
General Admission:
Doors open @ 10 PM
ANBAHP card carrying members F R E E B4 11pm
After 11 pm
ANBAHP MEMBERS $10.00
NON MEMBERS $20.00
SULLIVAN ROOM
218 Sullivan Room (Between Bleecker Street & 3rd West Street)
SAVE THE DATES
FRIDAY JANUARY 7th ~ FEEL THE SPIRIT with JELLYBEAN BENITEZ @ THE SULLIVAN ROOM / NYC
Stay connected:
Website:::: http://jellybeanbenitez.com
Twitter:::: http://twitter.com/heyjellybean
You Tube:::: http://youtube.com/jellybeansoul
Facebook::::: http://facebook.com/djjellybeanbenitez
Myspace:::: http://myspace.com/jellybeanbenitez
Free mix cd:::: http://jellybeanbenitez.podomatic.com

www.sullivanroom.com

Sullivan Room| 218 Sullivan St.
(btwn Bleecker & W 3rd) New York, NY 10012
Tues - Sun, 9pm - 5am, 21+
Tables: 212.252.2151 | Guestlist: rsvp@sullivanroom.com
Tickets: wantickets.com/sullivanroom
www.sullivanroom.com | myspace.com/sullivanroom


Click here for Union City International Film Festival
December 3-4, 2010




December 2, 2010

Here is an intersting event for today:

Tidal
Choreographer Stephen Shropshire
December 2/3 2010 @ 7.30 p.m.
Baryshnikov Arts Center

Dutch contemporary dance company Noord Nederlandse Dans presents Tidal, American choreographer Stephen Shropshire's triptych about frustrated dreams and repressed desires.

In three new works - Undertow, Stormbell and Coral - Shropshire, together with acclaimed Dutch singer Nynke Laverman and electronic composer Anne Parlevliet, creates a contemporary dialogue between electronic music and movement.

Tickets $25,-
www.smarttix.com/show.aspx?showcode=TID1
www.noordnederlandsedans.nl
www.bacnyc.org

Baryshnikov Arts Center | 450 West 37th Street, Suite 501New York


Here is another interesting event for today:

(Anti-Holiday) Stress-Relieving Cuddle Party
Thursday, December 2nd. 7PM – 10p.m.
The Garden

If you anticipate anxiety, exhaustion or stress this upcoming holiday season, plan to join us at our first (Anti-Holiday) Stress-Relieving Cuddle Party at The Garden! Nothing beats good conversation and a nice hand massage, foot rub or snuggle to melt away the stress after making the rounds of holiday parties and pounding the pavement holiday shopping. And we promise we won't play a single holiday jingle! A Cuddle Party is a great way to meet new and interesting people while soaking up some basic touch in a safe and relaxed environment. Cuddle Parties are famous for helping people reduce stress and anxiety in their lives by getting some basic touch and affection needs met and learning some new and useful communication and boundary skills. In addition to having a fun and relaxed time, many people who have attended Cuddle Parties in the past say they've learned a lot about asking for what they want and feeling comfortable "saying no" when they need to. Want to know more about Cuddle Party? Visit: www.cuddleparty.com
Tickets $35. in advance/$45. at door. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit:
http://holidaystressrelievingcuddleparty.eventbrite.com/


The Garden | 213 West 13th St. Buzzer C,
New York, NY 10011


 

 

December 1, 2010

Just Published: Read Frank J. Avella's review of the DVD version of Ryan Murphy’s Eat Pray Love.


 

Here is a fun event for today:

"NEXT WORLD PARTY"
Wednesday, December 1, 2010 8:00 pm; doors open at 7:00 pm
Drom

A "NEXT WORLD PARTY" presented by difrent: and Amnesty International
NYC Student Organizations marking World AIDS Day and the Launch of
Amnesty International’s Write-For Rights Global Write Marathon.

A diverse coalition of renowned musicians are joining Iraqi-American artist/activist Stephan Said for a New York City concert on December 1. The concert continues the growth of difrent: a musical movement for global social change launched by Said in September at the Millennium Development Goals Awards in conjunction with the United Nations International Day of Peace.

The December 1 show at Drom show brings hip-hop, balkan, gypsy, rock,
and pop together in 'a sound united' Said says is intended to “crush
borders across all genres and target markets with infectious rhythms
of change.” Joining him are world-renowned singer Morley, The Mast -
featuring Iranian-American artist Haale, upcoming R&B Singer Genesis
Be, and Hip-Hop collective The Peace Poets. The genre-bursting band
unites legends whose credits run from Bruce Springsteen and Bob Dylan
to Miles Davis and the Saturday Night Live band, including: Art Baron,
Mino Cinelu, Earl Gardner, Steve Elson, Kevin Hunter, George Mitchell,
Yousif Sheronick. More special guests to be confirmed.

PRICE: $15 (212) 777-1157 dromnyc.com
Tickets can be purchased via Drom at
http://www.dromnyc.com/events/517/difrent-presents-next-world-party.


Drom | 85 Ave. A,
b/w 5-6th St., NY, NY 10009


 

November 30, 2010


Laura Parsons, Dick Parsons, Yaz Hernandez and Valentin Hernandez
Photo Credit Patrick McMullen

Just Published: Read my article and see Patrick McMullen's photographs of the American Folk Art Museum's Annual Benefit.


Here is a worthwhile event:

Barbour Coat Drive
November 16th – December 30th. 10AM-7PM
Barbour Store

Barbour, in partnership with One Warm Coat, is hosting a coat drive to benefit the Bowery Residents’ Committee and local community members. For each coat donated, the store will be offering 25 percent off the purchase of a new Barbour coat. Beginning November 16 through December 30, 2010, the Barbour New York store will be accepting any worn coat in wearable condition. All coats collected will be turned over to the Bowery Residents’ Committee and distributed directly to local residents. Coats can be dropped off during regular store hours at Barbour located at 1047 Madison Avenue and 80th Street in New York City. Store hours: Mon. – Sat. 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; Sun. 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Barbour Store | 1047 Madison Avenue


 

November 29, 2010


Malan Breton Fashion
Photo Credit Mary Blanco

Just Published: Read my article and see Mary Blanco's photographs of the Malan Breton Colelction for Spring 2011.


November 28, 2010

Here is an interesting event for today:
Henry Guzmán's
“Haunting the Reynosos”
November 26- December 12, 2010 / Wed-Sat, 8:00pm; Sun 3:00pm
Iati Theater

On a fictional Caribbean island, someone or something is haunting the Reynoso
family. Could it be from guilt for the sins of the exiled family patriarch? A
government conspiracy? Or have the father’s victims of torture returned from the
dead? In English and Spanish with English supertitles.

Tickets: $20 (online) - $25 (at door) / Preview Night (November 26, 2010)- $10 (online)- $15 (at door) / Senior & Student tickets- $18

For more info: https://www.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/783625 / 212-505-6757

Iati Theater | 64 E. 4th Street, NYC (bet. 2nd Ave. & Bowery


 

November 27, 2010

Here is an interesting event for tonight:

RUBIX KUBE
Doors at 9:00 PM, Show starts at 10 PM
SATURDAYS:
OCT 30, NOV 6, NOV 13, NOV 20, NOV 27, DEC 4, DEC 11, DEC 18
Times: Doors at 9:30 PM, Show starts at 11:30 PM thru 4 AM
The Canal Rooom

Due to the huge success of our Saturday Night 80’s Parties, we are now throwing a special Thursday Night 80’s Party with RUBIX KUBE and their alter ego, TWISTED CRUE, every Thursday through August! If you would like any more info or wish to set up a ticket giveaway, please contact Colleen Hendricks (colleen@canalroom.com or 212.941.8100)
Event Name: Back to the 80's Show w/ Ultimate 80's Tribute Band: RUBIX KUBE feat. HAIRSPRAY METAL SHOW!

Cost: $12 Advance/At Door – Tickets


The Canal Room | 285 W. Broadway (@Canal St)


Here is another interesting event for today:

Performing in NY Showcase
November 26-28, 2010
The Ailey Citigroup Theater


Adult students in various dance styles perform alongside small professional companies in this popular Thanksgiving weekend performance series! November program includes guest artists Mishi Castroverde, Samara Dance, Eric Rubinsten, Raphael Sousa, Tome Cousin, Donna Salgado, Jon T. Robert, Earl Mosey, and David Fernandez, plus Bev Brown, Pavan Thimmaiah, and of course Kat Wildish's ballet dancers in Gloria Govrin's "Rodeo" and "Valse de Nalia." 4 Performances this Thanksgiving Weekend at The Ailey Citigroup Theater 11/26 at 7pm 11/27 at 3pm & 7pm 11/28 at 3pm.

Tickets $13-15. For more information and tickets visit www.katwildish.com/performinginnyc.html

The Ailey Citigroup Theater | 405 West 55th Street, NYC


November 26, 2010

Here is a fun event for today:

Performing in NY Showcase
November 26-28, 2010
The Ailey Citigroup Theater


Adult students in various dance styles perform alongside small professional companies in this popular Thanksgiving weekend performance series! November program includes guest artists Mishi Castroverde, Samara Dance, Eric Rubinsten, Raphael Sousa, Tome Cousin, Donna Salgado, Jon T. Robert, Earl Mosey, and David Fernandez, plus Bev Brown, Pavan Thimmaiah, and of course Kat Wildish's ballet dancers in Gloria Govrin's "Rodeo" and "Valse de Nalia." 4 Performances this Thanksgiving Weekend at The Ailey Citigroup Theater 11/26 at 7pm 11/27 at 3pm & 7pm 11/28 at 3pm.

Tickets $13-15. For more information and tickets visit www.katwildish.com/performinginnyc.html

The Ailey Citigroup Theater | 405 West 55th Street, NYC


Here is another fun event for today:


Here is yet another fun event for today:

 

JAZZWERKSTATT
BERLIN – NEW YORK
November 26, 27 & 28
Irondale, Brooklyn

Jazzwerkstatt, a wide-ranging European record label, will present an eclectic, exciting 3 day mini festival at the Irondale Center, November 26, 27 & 28. Founded in 2006 by Ulli Blobel, Jazzwerkstatt has documented historical moments in jazz at concerts and workshops occurring in Berlin. The creation of Jazzwerkstatt has enabled both old and new recordings to be released, encouraging a new generation of musicians to thrive in a broad stylistic range. Jazzwerkstatt Berlin – New York opens up a fascinating dialogue between musicians from two cities essential to the creation of improvised music.

Full Schedule of Events:

Friday, November 26, 8pm
Hyperactive Kid
Philipp Groppe, tenor saxophone, Ronnie Graup, guitar, Christian Lillinger, drums
Hyperactive Kid always has their finger on the pulse and has become the poster child of Berlin youngsters.

Der Moment
Gerhard Gschlößl, trombone, Johannes Fink, bass, Baby Sommer, percussion
A relic of improvisation is embraced by two young guns. Imagination enters into a dialogue with power, revolt and clashes with experience. Here we have a trio as contradictory, logical and vibrant as life itself.

Saturday, November 27, 4pm
Squakk
Christof Thewes, trombone, Jan Rode, bass, Michael Griener, drums
Humour and freedom but no extremism. With brilliance and subtleness Squakk answers the probing questions of today’s jazz with virtuoso understatement.

Ulrich Gumpert & Günter Baby Sommer
Ulrich Gumpert, piano, Günter Baby Sommer, percussion
One of the oldest still performing duos of German Jazz weaves together marches, waltzes and folk songs creating a metamusic full of esprit and a sense of history.

Saturday, November 27, 8pm
Paul Brody’s Sadawi
Paul Brody, trumpet, Matt Darriau, saxophone, clarinet, Brandon Seabrook, guitar, banjo, Jan Roder, bass, Michael Greiner, drums
This is where Klezmer clashes with Country: Paul Brodys transatlantic band Sadawi is bringing radical Jewish culture to the Blue Mountains and the Indian summer to the heart of the German capital.

Rolf Kühn & Tri-O
Rolf Kühn, Clarinet, Ronny Graupe, guitar, Johannes Fink, bass, Christian Lillinger, drums
Here one of the pioneers of the German Jazz scene not only meets his musical grandchildren but their opposing concepts of playing also form a new kind of mainstream – almost.

Sunday, November 28, 8pm
Henrik Walsdorff Trio
Henrik Walsdorff, tenor saxophone, Christian Lillinger, bass, Jonas Westergaard, drums
One of the most powerful voices on the Berlin jazz sector. Saxophone titan Henrik Walsdorff performs with his own trio – his musical revolt is a natural phenomenon.

Ulrich Gumpert Workshop Band
Ulrich Gumpert, piano, Michael Thieke, alto saxophone, clarinet, Ben Abarbanel-Wolff, saxophones, Henrik Walsdorff, soprano saxophone, Paul Brody, trumpet, Christof Thewes, trombone, Jan Roder, bass, Michael Griener, drums
The core of East German jazz disobedience after the ‚retreading’. The Ulrich Gumpert Workshop Band unites in 2010 east and west, old and young and, what is more, expands across the Pond.

FUNDED BY THE GERMAN FEDERAL CULTURAL FOUNDATION

Cost: $25 suggested donation
Info: www.irondale.org

Irondale Center | 85 South Oxford Street
Brooklyn, NY (2/3/4/5/ to Atlantic, C train to Lafayette


 

November 25, 2010


2010 Macy's Balloon Inflation
77th & Columbus, New York City
Photo Credit Angelo Rivera

Happy Thanksgiving from the writers and photographers of New York Cool!


Just Published: Read Frank J. Avella's review of the Blu-Ray version of V: The Complete First Season.


November 24, 2010

Here is an interesting event for today:

Charles Smith’s
Knock Me a Kiss
Wednesday through Friday evenings at 7:30 PM
Saturday at 3 PM and 8 PM, and Sunday at 3 PM.
No performance Thanksgiving, November 25th
Special added performance Tuesday, November 30th at 7:30 PM.
November 11 - December 5, 2010
Opening Night November 21st
Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre

Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre will present Knock Me a Kiss by Charles Smith at their home at Henry Street Settlement’s Abrons Arts Center/Recital Hall (466 Grand Street). Performances begin November 11th with Opening Night set for Sunday, November 21st. Performances continue through December 5th only. Chuck Smith directs a cast that features Erin Cherry, André De Shields, Gillian Glasco, Morocco Omari, Sean Phillips, and Marie Thomas. Knock Me a Kiss will have set design by Anthony Davidson, costume design by Ali Turns, lighting design by Shirley Prendergast, and sound design by Bill Toles.

Knock Me a Kiss is a fictional account inspired by the actual events surrounding the 1928 marriage of W.E.B. Du Bois' daughter Yolande to one of Harlem's great poets, Countee Cullen. The marriage marked the height of the Harlem Renaissance and was viewed as the perfect union of Negro talent and beauty. It united the daughter of America's foremost Black intellectual, cofounder of the NAACP and publisher of Crisis Magazine, with a young poet whose work was considered to be one of the flagships for the New Negro movement. The marriage is a triumph of pomp and pageantry but fails to be a union of man and woman.

Tickets will be $25 and can be ordered through www.theatremania.com or by phone at 212/352-3101. For more information, please visit www.newfederaltheatre.org or call NFT at 212-353-1176.


Henry Street Settlement’s Abrons Arts Center/Recital Hall | 466 Grand Street (between Pitt & Willett Streets).
By subway: “F” train to Delancey Street; “M” and “J” train to Essex Street;
or by “M14A” bus to Pitt Street.


November 23, 2010

Just Published: Read Harvey Karten's review of Steve Antin's Burlesque, which opens tomorrow, November 24, 2010.

November 22, 2010


 

ENEMY OF THE GOOD”
STAGED READING OF A NEW PLAY BY JOHN HENRY DAVIS
Monday, November 22nd at 7:00pm
THEATRE FOR THE NEW CITY

“For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world,
and lose his own soul?” — King James Bible Mark 8:36

There will be a special staged reading of the new play, “Enemy Of The Good” by John Henry Davis this coming Monday, November 22nd at 7:00 pm at Theatre For The New City, 115 First Avenue (between 9th & 10th street). The company includes Yetta Gottesman *, Dan Renkin *, Anna Stromberg, Joseph Sullivan *, and Liam Torres * with Joel Bauer* (Reader of stage directions); Mike Alifanz * & Dustin Cross * (Stage Managers); Tamar Mackay (Assistant Director); Winston Smith (Sound Operator), and Dan Dolan (Sound and Music consultant). And for more information on the play and the cast: http://enemy-of-the-good.com/
Fellow Americans, join us as we explore political ethics, personal values, and self-doubt in the first public reading of this unusual new play. There will be Free wine and cheese following the performance with the company.

A $5 admission will be charged for the reading. To reserve tickets please e mail: http://www.theaterforthenewcity.net/newblood.htm#nov22

Theatre For The New City | 115 First Avenue (between 9th & 10th street).


Here is another interesting event for today:

ALPHA OMEGA THEATRICAL DANCE COMPANY
November 20, 21, 22 at 8 PM
Manhattan Movement and Arts Center

The company, founded 38 years ago by Ronn Pratt and currently directed by Enrique Cruz deJesus, will present a program of dances by deJesus, Eleo Pomare, and Martial Roumain, including the premiere of DeCruz's new "Crossroads to Hathaway," danced to the songs of Donny Hathaway played live by the funky jazz sounds of Ty Stephens and his group SoulJaazz. Also by deJesus is "Evolution," danced to Tito Puente's big band sounds of the 50s. By Martial Roumain is the delicate solo "Elegy." The program will be completed by one of the late Eleo Pomare's most notable works, the 1996 "Radeau" (Raft) which he described as "depicting a stormy sea voyage to safety from strife-torn Haiti."

$25; $20 for students & seniors
Reservations: 800-838-3006 or www.brownpapertickets.com


Manhattan Movement and Arts Center | 248 West 60th St
(bet. 10th & 11th Avenue)


November 21, 2010


Neon Trees
Photo Credit Cindy Ord

Just Published: Read Cindy Ord's article and see her photographs of the Neon Trees.


Here is a fun and campy event for today:

Sunday's-a-Go-Go
November 21st 10pm-4am
Piano’s

A new Sunday party from SUGAR SHACK BURLESQUE and DJ BRIDGETT with burlesque numbers on the hour and infectious beats from the 60s, Bollywood, and early Disco between at Piano's every third Sunday. We’re dressing the upstairs lounge at Piano’s in lush fabrics and garlands of flowers to transport you to an ever-chill night of decadent dancing and very good times. This month featuring inspired acts from DAME CUCHIFRITA, AIRIN SIREN OF THE SKIES & RUNAROUND SUE.

www.pianosnyc.com
FREE


Piano’s | 158 Ludlow St


November 20, 2010

Here is an interesting event for today:

RUBULAD and 3rd Ward Present
"Vegetables Gone Wild!!!"
Saturday, November 20, 2010 @ 10pm
3rd Ward


RUBULAD, Brooklyn's longest-running art party, will present a happening of epic proportions at 3rd Ward Art and Design Center in Bushwick: "Vegetables Gone WIld!!!"

Celebrating absurdity, theatricality, and participation, "Vegetables Gone Wild!!!" will showcase the 'cream of the crop' of New York performance. Featuring the best in music, circus arts, interactive art installation and dance, the night will feature a surprise performance by a special overseas act. Admission to the party is $20, with doors opening at 10pm. Advance tickets are not available. Costumes are highly encouraged!

Doors open at 10pm. 21+ with I.D. required for entry. 3rd Ward is located at 195 Morgan Avenue in Bushwick, Brooklyn. L Train to Morgan or Montrose Avenues.

For more info: www.3rdward.com Fore more information, call the RUBULAD INFO HOTLINE: 347-469-1553.

Admission: $20.

3rd Ward | 195 Morgan Avenue | Brooklyn


Here is another interesting event for today:

ALPHA OMEGA THEATRICAL DANCE COMPANY
November 20, 21, 22 at 8 PM
Manhattan Movement and Arts Center

The company, founded 38 years ago by Ronn Pratt and currently directed by Enrique Cruz deJesus, will present a program of dances by deJesus, Eleo Pomare, and Martial Roumain, including the premiere of DeCruz's new "Crossroads to Hathaway," danced to the songs of Donny Hathaway played live by the funky jazz sounds of Ty Stephens and his group SoulJaazz. Also by deJesus is "Evolution," danced to Tito Puente's big band sounds of the 50s. By Martial Roumain is the delicate solo "Elegy." The program will be completed by one of the late Eleo Pomare's most notable works, the 1996 "Radeau" (Raft) which he described as "depicting a stormy sea voyage to safety from strife-torn Haiti."

$25; $20 for students & seniors
Reservations: 800-838-3006 or www.brownpapertickets.com


Manhattan Movement and Arts Center | 248 West 60th St
(bet. 10th & 11th Avenue)


 

November 19, 2010

Just Published: Read Harvey Karten's review of Paul Haggis's The Next Three Days, which opens today, November 19, 2010.


Here is an interesting event for today:

Miro Magloire's New Chamber Ballet
November 19 & 20 at 8 PM
City Center Studio 4

Choreographer Miro Magloire presents his elegant 5-member chamber ballet company in works by company choreographer-in-residence Emery LeCrone, and Magloire, who also composed the music for one of the premieres. A native of Munich, Magloire began his career as a composer, attending the University at Cologne, before discovering dance. As always, programs have live music by violinist Erik Carlson and pianist Melody Fader.

Tickets: $22; $12 for students & seniors
Reservations at 212-868-4444 or www.smarttix.com


City Center Studio 4 | 130 West 56 Street, (between 6th & 7th Avenues)


Here is another interesting event for today:




 

November 18, 2010


Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway in Love & Other Drugs


Just Published: Read HB Forman's article about Anne Hathaway at the Love & Other Drugs press roundtable.


Hot Tip:

PBS ARTS WEB SITE ACCEPTING LENNON REMEMBRANCES
ONLINE BEGINNING NOVEMBER 18

“Remembering Lennon” Exhibit Focuses on Fans’ Memories of Musician’s Life and MusicJohn

Lennon may have called New York his second home, but PBS is asking viewers nationwide to record and upload memories of the man and his music to become part of “Remembering Lennon,” a new online video exhibition tied to the American Masters film “LENNONYC,” airing November 22 at 9:00 p.m. ET (check local listings) on PBS.

Starting November 18, PBS will accept user-generated videos through its PBS Arts website (www.pbs.org/arts), which was launched earlier this year to give Americans the chance to experience the arts and explore the creative process through virtual art exhibits, videos from PBS national and local programs and interactive features.

PBS president Paula Kerger, in one of the first videos featured on the site, recalls a personal connection to Lennon:

“When I think about John Lennon music, one thing I think about is when I first met my husband in high school. The album Walls and Bridges had just come out, and he had an 8-track player in his car. I remember listening to that great album over and over again as we drove around. It’s the album I was listening to when I fell in love, so it’s very special to me.”

Viewers can get uploading instructions at www.pbs.org/arts. After a short review process, submitted videos will be posted onto the site alongside those from other high-profile musicians, industry veterans and others who knew Lennon or simply loved his music. The exhibition goes live with remembrances from guitarist Earl Slick, who played on Lennon and Yoko Ono’s Double Fantasy album, photographer Bob Gruen, who took the iconic photo of Lennon in a New York City T-shirt and fans who attended “LENNONYC” screenings at the New York Film Festival and in Central Park.

PBS Arts is part of PBS’ ongoing commitment to strengthen public engagement in all forms of artistic expression and performance – in front of the camera and behind the scenes – and to bring more arts into the lives of millions of Americans.


November 17, 2010


Somaly Mam, Cambodian Performer, Lauren Bush and Ashley Bush
Photo Credit Patrick McMullen

Just Published: Read my article and see Patrick McMullen's photographs of the Somaly Mam Foundation Hearts and Hands Foundation Gala.


 

Here is a fun event for today:

Jellybean Soul & Aint Nuthin But A House Party ... Presents:
AIN'T NUTHIN BUT A HOUSE PARTY with Jellybean Benitez
Wednesday November 17th, 2010 @ 9 PM ... until ...
Sullivan Room

Music by: Jellybean Benitez /b>
Special Guest DJ: Ray Vazquez /b>
Hosted By: Robbi, & Evelyn Santos
General Admission:
Doors open @ 9 PM
ANBAHP card carrying members F R E E B4 10pm
After 10 pm
ANBAHP MEMBERS $5.00
NON MEMBERS $15.00

SAVE THE DATE
Friday December 3rd ~ FEEL THE SPIRIT with JELLYBEAN BENITEZ @ THE SULLIVAN ROOM / NYC
Stay connected:
Website:::: http://jellybeanbenitez.com
Twitter:::: http://twitter.com/heyjellybean
You Tube:::: http://youtube.com/jellybeansoul
Facebook::::: http://facebook.com/djjellybeanbenitez
Myspace:::: http://myspace.com/jellybeanbenitez
Free mix cd:::: http://jellybeanbenitez.podomatic.com
New Music:::: http://www.traxsource.com/Jellybean_Soul
membership requests & inquiries:::: info@aintnuthinbutahouseparty.com

Sullivan Room| 218 Sullivan St.
(btwn Bleecker & W 3rd) New York, NY 10012
Tues - Sun, 9pm - 5am, 21+
Tables: 212.252.2151 | Guestlist: rsvp@sullivanroom.com
Tickets: wantickets.com/sullivanroom
www.sullivanroom.com | myspace.com/sullivanroom




November 16, 2010


Actress Melissa George and Bibhu Mohapatra
Photo Credit: Nick Hunt of Patrick McMullen

Just Published: Rad my article and see Nick Hunt of Patrick McMullen's photographs of the El Museo Del Barrio's Young Internationsl Circle's Day of the Dead Party.


Here is an interesting event for today:

DAVID SALLE TO SPEAK AT ARTTALKS—AFA’S LECTURE SERIES
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2010, 6:30 P.M.,
CHRISTIE’S

The American Federation of Arts (AFA) is pleased to announce that artist David Salle is the second speaker in the 2010/11 ArtTalks series, to be held at Christie’s on Tuesday, November 16, at 6:30 p.m. Following Salle’s lecture, audience members are invited to participate in a question-and-answer session and a wine reception.

About David Salle: One of the most important painters to emerge at the end of the 1970s, David Salle helped define the postmodern sensibility by combining figuration with an extremely varied pictorial language. His work has been exhibited in more than 100 museums and galleries worldwide, including the Whitney Biennial, Documenta, the Venice Biennale, Carnegie International, the Paris Biennale, and most recently, The Pictures Generation at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

As a painter whose work comes out of a tradition of installation and performance, Salle is a longtime collaborator with Karole Armitage, designing sets and costumes for more than twenty of her ballets and operas. Their collaborations have been staged at such venues as the Metropolitan Opera, the Joyce Theater, Paris Opera, Opéra Comique, Opera Deutsche, Oper Berlin, and La Fenice.

Tickets: $15; $10 for AFA members and students with valid ID. Seating is limited and reservations are required. For reservations, please call 212.988.7700 ext. 210 or e-mail arttalks@afaweb.org. Tickets can also be purchased online: http://www.nycharities.org/events/EventLevels.aspx?ETID=2652

Christie’s | 20 Rockefeller Plaza, 49th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues
Getting There: Subway: B, D, F, M to Rockefeller Center; E to 53rd Street


Here is another interesting event for today:

Tokyo Rosenthal
Tuesday Nov. 16. 8PM – Late
The Bitter End


Award winning Americana singer/songwriter and internationally acclaimed recording artist, Tokyo Rosenthal, will be performing at the Bitter End in NYC on November 16, 2010. "Toke's" latest CD, "Ghosts", reached #5 on the Euro Americana Chart and ranked high on several US Charts as well while receiving extensive radio airplay. We invite you to visit Toke's web sites to give a read and a listen to this extraordinary artist. - tokyorosenthal.com and myspace.com/tokyorosenthal

The Bitter End 147 Bleecker Street (between Thompson and LaGuardia)
New York City, NY 10012
Voice: (212) 673-7030

 


Here is another interesting event for today:

Liz Insogna
Psyche's Reason, Recent Paintings and Drawings
Reception November 16, 6-8pm
Tuesday November 1 - December 17, 2010
AFP Galleries


The works in this exhibition draw on various aspects of this mythology and Insogna's own personal interpretations The characters in these works are composed of friend's of the artist, as well as fictitious strangers. Many of the costumes depicted are directly or indirectly inspired by the work of the late fashion visionary Alexander McQueen. Liz Insogna's poignant paintings and drawings serve as allegorical entries and metaphoric mirrors to ones own mythologies and psyche.

For more information on the exhibition visit:ktfineart.com or email office@ktfineart.com


AFP Galleries | The Fuller Building | 41 East 57th Street, Suite 702, New York, NY, 10022



November 15, 2010

Here is an interesting event for today:

THE FORTUNE SOCIETY HONORS NEWARK MAYOR CORY A. BOOKER &
BROADWAY PRODUCER ERIC KREBS AT ANNUAL GALA
November 15, 2010 6:00pm-8:30pm
The Laura Pels Theatre


The Fortune Society, one of the nation’s most respected nonprofit organizations offering services to formerly incarcerated men and women, will host its 2010 Annual Awards and Benefit Gala on November 15th 2010 at 6:00pm at The Laura Pels Theatre on West 46th Street. Co-chaired by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Edward Albee and New York State Assemblyman Keith Wright, the event will support a vast array of support services that help Fortune’s clients successfully re-enter their communities after serving time in prisons and jail.

This year, The Fortune Society will present two special awards: The David Rothenberg Achievement Award will go to Newark Mayor Corey A. Booker; and the Corporate Leaders for Change Award will be presented to Eric Krebs, Tony-nominated Broadway producer.

More than 300 guests will enjoy a cocktail hour, formal program and awards ceremony, as well as the screening of Bring Your ‘A’ Game, a 22-minute documentary that focuses on the relationship between high school drop-out rates, low educational expectations and the growing prison population. “A-Gamers” featured in the film include Glenn E. Martin, Director of Fortune’s David Rothenberg Center of Public Policy, Chris Rock, Mayor Booker, Spike Lee, Cornel West, Richard Parsons, and Lou Gossett Jr. The men share their stories of success and set backs, and insights into how they found their ‘A’ game.

Tickets start at $250. Numerous sponsorship opportunities are available. For information call 347-510-3683. For tickets and information on sponsorship opportunities call 347-510-3683.

The Laura Pels Theatre | 111 West 46th Street, New York, NY 10036


Here is another interesting event for today:

So You Think You can Dance AUDITION SCHEDULE
Monday, November 15, 2010
Doors open at 8:00am
Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM)

Be prepared to stay for an extra TWO DAYS for potential callbacks.
www.fox.com/dance

Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM)
Howard Gilmore Opera House
30 Lafayette Ave,
Brooklyn, NY 11217


November 14, 2010

 

Just Published: Read Harvey Karten's review of Roger Michell's Morning Glory, which opened this weekend in New York City.


 

November 13, 2010

Here is an intresting event for today:

Talking Pictures: Performers, Designers and Writers
Mon 12pm-8pm
Tues/Wed 11am-6pm
Thurs 12pm-8pm
Fri 11am-6pm
Sat 10am-6pm
Monday, September 20 through Saturday, November 27
Lincoln Center, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

Celebrity photographer Cambridge Jones captures creative personalities
in poses that surprise, delight and go against type. In order that
visitors to his new autumn show can really connect with each image,
Cambridge asked each of his subjects, to deliver a short audio
message. So accompanying each image is a spontaneous answer to the
question CJ poses at the end of each shoot – Tell me who or what
inspired you? Stars include: Anthony Hopkins, Michael Sheen, Bryn
Terfel, Terry Jones, Rhys Ifans, Stereophonics, Jonathan Pryce, Damian
Lewis, Ioan Gryfdd, Shirley Bassey, Robert Plant and Eddie Izzard. A
unique exhibition of photography and audio that opens over the month
of September at four major transatlantic gallery spaces.

For more information on Cambridge Jones visit: www.cambridgejones.com

Free admission. For hours and information, visit
http://www.nypl.org/locations/lpa

New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
40 Lincoln Center Plaza, NY 10023
(917) 275-6975


Here is another intersting event for today:

Food Photography Workshop
Saturday, November 13th. 2pm - 5pm
Culturefix

Do you love to take photos of food, but the end result does not quite capture how scrumptious the dish looks in person? Whether you have an SLR or a point and shoot camera, join us in this hands-on workshop to find out how you can use different photographic styles to create distinctive images.

Tickets $15. For more information and to register visit http://foodphotography.eventbrite.com

Culturefix | 9 Clinton St


Here is a fun event for tonight:

RUBIX KUBE
Doors at 9:00 PM, Show starts at 10 PM
SATURDAYS:
OCT 30, NOV 6, NOV 13, NOV 20, NOV 27, DEC 4, DEC 11, DEC 18
Times: Doors at 9:30 PM, Show starts at 11:30 PM thru 4 AM
The Canal Rooom

Due to the huge success of our Saturday Night 80’s Parties, we are now throwing a special Thursday Night 80’s Party with RUBIX KUBE and their alter ego, TWISTED CRUE, every Thursday through August! If you would like any more info or wish to set up a ticket giveaway, please contact Colleen Hendricks (colleen@canalroom.com or 212.941.8100)
Event Name: Back to the 80's Show w/ Ultimate 80's Tribute Band: RUBIX KUBE feat. HAIRSPRAY METAL SHOW!

Cost: $12 Advance/At Door – Tickets


The Canal Room | 285 W. Broadway (@Canal St)


 

November 12, 2010

Here is an interesting event for today:

Opening Gala for Brooklyn Indie House Film Festival
Friday November 12th. 5:30PM - 10PM
Steiner Studios

Returning for its sixth year, Brooklyn Indie House Film Festival will be opening
with a red carpet Gala, which will feature the world premiere of the indie soap
opera "Drama, Inc." The Gala will begin at 5:30PM with a Red Carpet Photo Op. An
Open Bar Cocktail & Hors d'Oeuvre Reception will follow at 6:30PM. The World
Premiere of "Drama, Inc." will take place at 8:00PM and will be followed by Q&A
with the series' cast and crew. This event will be at Steiner Studios, the
largest film production studio outside of Hollywood.

Tickets $35. For more information or advance purchase, visit
bkindiehouse2010.eventbrite.com.

Steiner Studios | 15 Washington Ave (and Paulding), Brooklyn Navy Yard,
Brooklyn, NY


Here is another interesting event for today:

Jack Ferver
Rumble Ghost
Wednesday, December 8 -
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Wednesday - Saturday at 8PM,
Sunday at 6PM,
LATE SHOW: Saturday at 10PM
Thursday Night Social: December 9
PS 122

"Best dance of 2009" - David Velasco, Artforum (on Death Is Certain)

Seven performers re-imagine scenes from the 1980's film Poltergeist, or at least how Jack Ferver remembers it. Performed in Ferver's "hyper-reality" style, a tense and anxious Dance Play of the film classic acts as a metaphor for Ferver's personal experience with "Inner Child Work" in therapy. However the metaphor erodes and the performance gives way to a group therapy session, where the inner children of the performers are unleashed... and these children aren't all so sweet. As the adult performers are overtaken by their child selves, the audience finds themselves confronted with a much more horrifying spectacle than any horror movie could be.

Written and Choreographed by Jack Ferver
Performed by Benjamin Asriel, Reid Bartelme, Christian Coulson, Carlye Eckert, Jack Ferver, Michelle Mola, Breanna O'Mara
Dramaturgy by Josh Lubin-Levy, Original score by Calder Singer, Costumes by Reid Bartelme

$20, $15 (students/seniors)

PS 122 150 | 1st Ave. at 9th St.
www.ps122.org


 

November 11, 2010



Just Published: Read Harvey Karten's review of Patrick Hughes's Red Hill, which opened this week in New York City.


Also Just Published: Read Harvey Karten's review of Rachid Bouchareb's Outside The Law (Hors-la-loi), which opened this week in New York City.


Here is an interesting event for today:

Life Is What You Make It: A Concert and Conversation with Peter Buffett
Thursday, November 11, 2010 6:30pm
Broad Street Ballroom

The ACADEMi of Life (TAoL) presents an evening of Concert and Conversation with Emmy Award-winning composer, author, and philanthropist, Peter Buffett, at the Broad Street Ballroom, 6:30pm.

You may think that with a last name like his, Buffett has enjoyed a life of endless privilege. But the son of billionaire investor Warren Buffett says that the only real inheritance handed down from his parents was a philosophy: forge your own path in life regardless of your circumstances. It is a creed that has allowed him to follow his own passions, establish his own identity, and reap his own successes.

Life Is What You Make It: A Concert & Conversation with Peter Buffett, is a 90-minute live performance featuring Peter Buffett on piano, accompanied by cellist Michael Kott. Using his own life story and experiences as illustration, Buffett takes us on a musical conversational journey through his career and life. With integrity and candor, he delivers an uplifting and rewarding evening that will resonate with every audience member looking to lead a more fulfilling life and leave a meaningful legacy.

The event is the live companion to Buffett’s recent book, Life Is What You Make It, which debuted at #4 on the New York Times Best Seller Hardcover Advice list and has been described by Bill Clinton as, “a wise and inspiring book that should be required reading for every young person seeking to find his or her place in the world.”

Tickets: $55 Students, $95 Adults, $250 VIP Reception http://www.theacademioflife.com/event1.php

Broad Street Ballroom | 41 Broad Street, New York, NY 10004


 

Here is another interesting event for today:

The Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering’s Thrift Shop Holiday Bazaar
November 10th 10:00am – 7:00pm
November 11th, 12th 10:00am – 5:30pm
November 13th 11:00am – 5:00pm
November 14th Noon – 5:00pm
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Thrift Shop


The Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering’s Thrift Shop HOLIDAY BAZAAR next week from November 10-November 14 on the UES in NYC. Often referred to as “the Bergdorf’s of Thrift shops”, the Holiday Bazaar draws a big crowd in search of vintage and designer labels at discount prices. With the Holiday Season fast approaching, it is the perfect one-stop-shop for designer duds while also giving back.

Below are a few sale highlights:
Vintage Carolina Herrera, Bill Blass, Oscar de la Renta, Armani, St. John, Rena Lange, Ralph Lauren: $95-$285 pants, jackets, blouses and suits
Cashmere sweaters: Ralph Lauren, Valentino, Halston, TSE, Escada, Armani, Oscar de la Renta $95-$150
Shoes & boots: Manolo Blahnik, Jimmy Choo, Gucci, Stuart Weitzman, Prada: $125-$300
Handbags: Luis Vuitton, Prada, Gucci, Ugg, Tory Burch, Valentino, Coach, Burberry, Fendi, Marc Jacobs: starting at $150
Coats: Vintage Valentino, Burberry, Tory Burch, Marc Jacobs, Donna Karan, Max Mara: $150-$350 down, suede, wool, cashmere, mink, and fox fur lined

Please visit www.memorialthriftshop.org for more information.


Memorial Sloan-Kettering Thrift Shop | 1440 Third Avenue
(btw 81st and 82nd streets)
New York, NY, 10028


 

 

November 10, 2010

Here is an interesting event for today:

CUE 2010 Benefit & Art Auction
Honoring Alex Katz and Irving Sandler
6:00pm - Cocktails & Auctions
CUE Art Foundation, 511 West 25th Street, New York City
8:30pm - Dinner and Honoree Presentation
November 10, 2010
The Glass Houses, 545 West 25th Street, New York City

BENEFIT CO-CHAIRS
Corina Larkin
Thaddaeus Ropac

HONORARY BENEFIT CHAIR
Robert Storr

BENEFIT COMMITTEE
Carolyn Alexander, Pamela Auchincloss, Elizabeth Baker, Peter & Tina Barnet, Phong Bui, John Cheim, Sharon Corwin, Betty Cuningham, Robert L. Dorfman, Rackstraw Downes, Agnes Gund, Marieluise Hessel, Susanne Feld Hilberry, Sandra & David Joys, Vivian Kuan, Spencer & Myrna Partrich, Rodney Reid, Jan Rothschild. (list as of 10/12/10)

CUE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Gregory Amenoff, Sanford Biggers, Theodore S. Berger, Patricia Caesar, Thomas G. Devine, Thomas K.Y. Hsu, Vivian Kuan, Corina Larkin, Jan Rothschild, Brian D. Starer

Live auction artwork donated by Alex Katz

Alex Katz, "Black Scarf," 1996
Silkscreen on paper, 46 1/2" x 31", Ed. 64/75
Retail value: $8,500 Opening bid: $6,000

Other live auction items by Cecily Brown, Philip Pearlstein, Ellen Phelan and Polly Apfelbaum

Cocktails and Live and Silent Auctions - $100
Cocktails, Auctions, and Dinner - $450

For more information call 212-206-3583 or e-mail info@cueartfoundation.org
www.cueartfoundation.org

6:00pm - Cocktails & Auctions
CUE Art Foundation, 511 West 25th Street, New York City
8:30pm - Dinner and Honoree Presentation
The Glass Houses, 545 West 25th Street, New York City


Here is another interesting event that starts today:

Musical Performances Throughout New York City Highlight Latin American
Cultural Week
November 10 Through 17
Various Venues

A number of performances by renowned Latin American
performers and music specialists will highlight the5th Annual Latin
American Cultural Week (LACW) 2010, presented from November 10 through
17 by Pan American Musical Art Research (PAMAR). These performers show
the range and depth of Latin music. Among the performances are:

November 4 - A Tribute to Villa-Lobos by Brazilian pianist Marcelo
Bratke and the group Camera Brasil in music by Villa-Lobos and Ernesto
Nazareth - Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall - presented by the Brazilian
Consulate. More about this event at
http://en.brazilny.org/index.php?/consulado/cultural_bulletin

November 11 - Importango Trio - Octavio Brunetti (piano), Adam Tully
(guitar), Machiko Ozawa (violin) play a brand of instrumental tango that
is unique and creative. Argentine tango and folk music. - Pane & Vino,
174 Smith St. Brooklyn - http://www.importango.com/.

November 12 - Camerata Aberta - Cutting-edge contemporary ensemble from
the Escola de Mùsica do Estado de Sao Paulo, Tom Jobim. The group will
perform a concert of music by Brazilian composers - Americas Society,
680 Park Avenue, Manhattan -
http://as.americas-society.org/calevent.php?id=919.

November 12 - The Sounds of Spain - Eclectic music from Spain-
Flamenco, Spanish Rock, Celtic music and much more, performed by Mar
Sala and Dientes de Caramelo: The soul of Spain in the heart of
Multicultural Queens - Centro Español, 41-01 Broadway, Astoria Queens

November 13 - Liliana Araujo and Forro da Madame - a researcher of
folkloric traditions and a dynamic, charismatic singer. Forro da Madame
maintains the traditions of forro while also infusing a contemporary
touch - SOB´s, 200 Varick St., Manhattan - http://sobs.com/

November 13 and 14 - Flamenco Festival Gitano! at NYU’s Skirball Center
– renowned Spanish dancer Pepe Torres with special guest Juan del
Gastor, presented by World Music Institute. More about the Festival at
http://worldmusicinstitute.org/event.php?id=1063.

November 14 - Max Lifschitz's North/South Consonance in Art Songs from
Latin America and Spain - Christ & St. Stephen's Church, Manhattan -
http://www.northsouthmusic.org/calendar.asp.

November 17 - LACW's Closing Event will be a gala production in
association with the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural & Educational Center
(http://www.csvcenter.org/) of Manhattan. Performers include Pedro
Giraudo, Argentinian jazz bassist/bandleader; the electronic tango band
Dock Sud; and Pablo Mayor's Folklore Urbano band, with MC David Gonzalez

PAMAR, founded and directed by Polly Ferman, is proud to present LACW
2010, a sumptuous offering of the rich culture of Latin America, with
performing arts, concerts, films, visual arts, and auctions, November
10-18, all around town, from Zankel and Weill Recital Halls at Carnegie
Hall to downtown's DROM; from the Americas Society to Museo del Barrio,
as well as Sotheby's and Christie's auction houses, and events in Queens
and Brooklyn.

For a complete list of events, visit http://www.lacw.net/calendar.php.
More information at 212-688-6862.

Various Venues


Here is another interesting event for today:

Brookstone Presents the Parrot AR.Drone Flight School
Wednesday, November 10, 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Brookstone’s Rockefeller Center Store


New York City-area consumers are invited to experience hands-on flight training – flying a helicopter with their iPhone – at Brookstone’s first AR.Drone Flight School. Brookstone, the only brick-and-mortar retailer where consumers can see the AR.Drone fly, is teaming up with Parrot, the creators of the AR.Drone, to give consumers their first hands-on training and expert flight demonstrations with this year’s hottest holiday gift – the AR.Drone.

The first quadricopter controlled by an iPod touch®, iPhone® or iPad™, the Parrot AR.Drone combines real and virtual worlds to offer an unparalleled flight experience. A front camera broadcasts and streams what the AR.Drone is seeing onto the iPod touch, iPhone or iPad screen, providing an opportunity for augmented reality games.

Learn more at http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=172820282732973.

Brookstone| Store 1230 Sixth Avenue (at 49th)


 

November 9, 2010


James Franco in 127 Hours

Just Published: Read Frank J. Avella's coverage of the press day for Danny Boyle's 127 Hours.


Here is an interesting event for today:

American Folk Art Museum Celebrates
Advocates For The Arts
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
6:30 PM cocktails
7:30 Dinner, Awards and Dancing
Tribeca Rooftop


The annual Fall Benefit gala provides the primary source of funding for the museum’s acclaimed educational programs, which serve more than 8,000 New York City schoolchildren each year. The museum has a long-standing commitment to arts education, as demonstrated by the exhibition series Perspectives, organized by the education department, and the website developed specifically for educators. Your support will allow the museum to sustain and expand these exceptional initiatives, helping to make the arts accessible to an even broader audience of children.

The Fall Benefit Celebrates Advocates for the Arts: Betsy Bloomingdale • Edythe and Eli Broad • Mario Buatta • Shafik Gabr • Sheila C. Johnson • Latifa Kosta • Kiki Smith

The evening will include an auction of artwork and exceptional items.

Click here to purchase tickets:

folkartmuseum.org/index.php?p=folk&rd=7236&id=2774

Tribeca Rooftop | Two Desbrosses Street | New York City


Here is another interesting event for today:

The Cooper Union Eighth Annual Urban Visionaries Award Dinner
and Silent Art Auction
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
7 World Trade Center

The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art celebrates its eighth annual Urban Visionaries Awards Dinner and Silent Art Auction. This year’s honorees are: Frank Gehry, Architecture; Marina Abramovic, Visual Art; Brian Greene, Engineering & Science; Danny Meyer, Urban Citizenship; and The Bruce High Quality Foundation, Emerging Talent. The benefit, expected to surpass last year's which raised over $700,000, will include a cocktail reception and silent art auction of small works donated by well-known contemporary artists and architects such as Christo, Marina Abramovic, Stephen Doyle, Carl Fischer, Milton Glaser, Sue Ferguson Gussow, Jenny Holzer, Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe, Carmelle Safdie and Elizabeth Diller and Ricardo Scofidio, followed by dinner and the awards presentation. Marc Appleton and Joanna Kerns, Jules Demchick and Barbara Nessim, Judy and Douglas A.P. Hamilton, and Toshiko Mori will serve as Dinner Chairs. The Empire State Building Company will provide special lighting on the evening of November 9, 2010 in celebration of The Cooper Union's Eighth Annual Urban Visionaries Award Dinner and Silent Art Auction.

Proceeds from the evening support The Cooper Union and its hallmark tradition of full-tuition scholarships for every admitted student. Single tickets range from $500-$5,000; tables of 10 from 5,000 - $50,000, with an opportunity to host an artist. To purchase tickets, visit http://cooper.edu/news-events/urban-visionaries .For further information, please call 212.353.4106 or e-mail uv@cooper.edu.

7 World Trade Center a/k/a 250 Greenwich Street
New York, NY 10007


 

November 8, 2010

Here is an interesting event for today:


The FRIENDS Project
DAVID RALEIGH, ALAN CUMMING, BILLY PORTER, ARI GOLD
IN CONCERT
Premier of Music Video
ONE NIGHT ONLY EVENT!
Benefit for Ali Forney Center
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 8 at 7:00 PM
The Hiro Ballroom at The Maritime Hotel

A special ONE NIGHT ONLY EVENT to benefit the Ali Forney Center will present In Concert: David Raleigh, Alan Cumming, Billy Porter, Ari Gold and the Premiere of the musical video by Michael Akers of "That What Friends Are For" of the new recording of that song. The concert is this coming Monday, November 8, 2010 at 7:00 pm promptly at The Hiro Ballroom at The Maritime Hotel, 16th Street at 9th Avenue NYC.

New York City singer, songwriter, piano player and entertainer David Raleigh invited his friends Alan Cumming, Billy Porter and Ari Gold to join him in concert to support the work of the Ali Forney Center. All said “Yes!” without hesitation. Tony Award winner Alan Cumming has been touring the world with his one man cabaret show “I Bought A Blue Car Today” and appearing on CBS’s “The Good Wife”. Broadway’s own Billy Porter is currently starring in Tony Kuchner’s “Angels in America”. Gay pop recording artist, Ari Gold has a new album coming out in early 2011.

The Ali Forney Center (AFC) was started in June 2002 in response to the lack of safe shelter for LGBT youth in New York City. They have grown quickly to become the nation's largest and most comprehensive organization dedicated to homeless LGBT youth. They are committed to providing LGBT youth with safe, dignified, nurturing environments where their needs can be met and where they can begin to put their lives back together. The center provides short and long term housing, plus free medical care, HIV testing, mental health services, showers, food, computer access and job training and placement at its drop-in centers in Chelsea and Brooklyn. The Ali Forney Center main headquarters is at 224 West 35th St., Suite 1102 New York, NY 10001 (212) 222-3427 and the fax is (212) 222-5861. www.aliforneycenter.org

Tickets are $95 and $75 and are available at www.thefriendsproject.org. There is also a Student/Young Professional Discount and Table Service tickets available upon inquiry.

The Hiro Ballroom at The Maritime Hotel | 16th Street at 9th Avenue NYC.


November 7, 2010

Just Published: Read Harvey Karten's review of Doug Liman's Fair Game, which opened this weekend in New York City.


Here is an interesting event for today:

Thalia Film Sundays
Soul Kitchen
November 7 at 6 pm
Symphony Space


$12; Members $8; Seniors $10
http://www.symphonyspace.org

Symphony Space | 2537 Broadway


Thalia Film Sundays
A Film Unfinished
November 7 at 4 pm & 8 pm
Symphony Space

$12; Members $8; Seniors $10
http://www.symphonyspace.org

Symphony Space | 2537 Broadway


 

November 6, 2010

Here is an interesting event for today:

Arab Dance Seminar
Saturday, November 6, 2010 9:30 pm
Alwan for the Arts

This evening's concert of Pan-Arab dance and live music is presented in conjunction with Karim Nagi's Arab Dance Seminar. www.arabdanceseminar.com

The Arab Dance Seminar features instruction of dance and music from around the Arab world and is attended by students from overseas and throughout the US. Raqs Arabi presents performances by seminar instructors and select dance students, performing to live music by versatile New York-based musicians. Performances include Egyptian, Moroccan, Lebanese, and Saudi dance styles. The event concludes with an open floor dance party to live music, with participatory dances led by instructors.

Featuring:
Karim Nagi - Percussionist and Folk Dancer
with
Rachid Halihal - Oud and Vocals
Amel Tafsout - North African Dance
Nourhan Sharif - Egyptian Dance
Sami Abu Shumays - Violin and Rababa
Taoufiq Ben Amor - Percussion and Vocals
Kay Hardy Campbell - Arabian Gulf Folklore

Including select Arab Dance Seminar students

Karim Nagi - Performer and Seminar Organizer
www.karimnagi.com

For more information about Arab Dance Seminar performers please visit their websites below:

Karim Nagi: www.karimnagi.com
Amel Tafsout: www.ameltafsout.com
Nourhan Sharif: www.nourhansharif.com
Rachid Halilah: www.rachidhalihalmusic.com
Sami Shumays: www.samimusicworld.com
Toufiq Ben Amor: www.taoufiqbenamor.com
Kay Hardy Campbell: www.kayhardycampbell.com

Tickets: $15, available at the door or online @ www.alwanforthearts.org
Doors open at 9:00 p.m.

ALWAN FOR THE ARTS
16 Beaver Street (between Broad and Broadway), 4th floor,
New York, NY 10004
(646) 732-3261
www.alwanforthearts.org
TRAINS: 4/5 to Bowling Green; J/M/Z to Broad St.;
R/W to Whitehall St.;
1 to Rector St. or South Ferry; 2/3 to Wall St.;
A/C to Broadway-Nassau


 

November 5, 2010

Just Published: Read my article and see Cindy Ord's photographs of the Mercedes Benz Sping 2011 Gwen Stefani's Lamb Fashion Show.


Just Published: Read Frank J. Avella's review of Chris Morris’ Four Lions, which opens today, Friday, November 5, 2010.


 

November 4, 2010

Here is an interesting event for today:

Cosmin Manolescu & Serial Paradise Company’s
SUPERGABRIELA
Two Nights Only!
Thursday, November 4 at 8 pm, including the Gabriela Tudor Foundation Launch
Friday, November 5 at 8 pm, with post-performance talk
Performance Space 122


A two-part evening by one of Romania’s leading choreographers comprises “dreams.land” and “superGabriela” and culminates with the celebration of the Gabriela Tudor Foundation, a platform for Romanian cultural development, exchange and ideas, named for and created in loving memory of his wife.

Alternately sexy, confounding, and dark-humored, this two-part evening of dance explores expressions of love and loss, heightened sensation and the illusion of everyday life. One of Romania’s leading contemporary choreographers, Cosmin Manolescu, artistic director of Serial Paradise Company, is known for his satirical style and superb visual sense.

Part 1: dreams.land, is directed by Cosmin Manolescu and performed by Camille Mutel & Litsa Kiousi. Part 2: superGabriela, is choreographed and performed by Cosmin Manolescu.

Manolescu continues his investigation of and desire to deepen the relationship between performers and audience by blindfolding individuals before leading them into a 360-degree, hyper-intimate environment where they may choose to experience dreams.land with or without their sight. The bond formed between performer and audience member carries through to superGabriela as Cosmin performs the emotionally intimate solo expressing the very personal story of lost love.

The performances of SUPERGABRIELA close a series of memorial events dedicated to Gabriela Tudor, Cosmin’s manager and wife, whose work was infused with passion and dedication setting many landmarks in Romanian contemporary art. Thursday, November 4 celebrates the launch of the several US/Romanian exchange projects initiated by the Gabriela Tudor Foundation.

The performances also lead into Manolescu’s latest cultural networking project, Available, which will be the product of a collaboration between Cosmin and an American choreographer. The two artists will exchange proposals and transatlantically develop two solos to be premiered together in Bucharest in 2011.

Click here for tickets:
https://www.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/8364435

Performance Space 122 | 150 First Avenue
New York, NY 10009


Here is another interesting event for today:

Kara Walker Honored at Brooklyn Museum's
Women in the Arts Fundraising Luncheon
November 4 @11AM
Brooklyn Museum

Artist Kara Walker, best known for iconic cut-paper silhouettes that address such highly charged themes as race, gender, sexuality, and repression, will be honored at the eighth annual Women in the Arts luncheon on Thursday, November 4, 2010. Proceeds from the event, which is organized by the Museum's Community Committee, a volunteer organization, will benefit the many artistic and cultural programs offered by the Brooklyn Museum and its Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art.

The program will begin at 11 a.m. with an introduction by Museum Director Arnold Lehman, followed by a conversation between Kara Walker and Catherine Morris, Curator of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art. The program will conclude with the presentation of the 2010 Women in the Arts Award to Ms. Walker. A reception and luncheon in the Museum's Beaux-Arts Court will follow from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Walker was born in Stockton, California, and grew up in Atlanta. She graduated from the Atlanta College of Art in 1991 and received her M.F.A. from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1994.

The artist has participated in numerous national and international exhibitions. Her recent survey show, Kara Walker: My Complement, My Enemy, My Oppressor, My Love, traveled to the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, ARC/Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, and the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. She has had other recent solo exhibitions at CAC Málaga, Centro de Art Contemporáneo de Málaga, Spain, and MDD (Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens) in Duerle, Belgium, both in 2008. She also participated in the fifty-second Venice Bienalle in 2007 and was the United States representative at the twenty-fifth International São Paulo Biennial in Brazil in 2002.

Walker has been the recipient of many awards, including the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Achievement Award in 1997, the Deutsche Bank Prize in 2000, and the United States Artists Eileen Harris Norton Fellowship in 2008. Her work is featured in a great number of museums and public collections, including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Tate Gallery in London, the Centro Nazionale per le Arti Contemporanee in Rome, and Deutsche Bank in Frankfurt. She lives and works in New York City.

Previous Women in the Arts honorees include Kiki Smith, Cindy Sherman, Annie Leibovitz, Maya Lin, the Guerilla Girls, Dr. Elizabeth A. Sackler, and Dr. Mary Schmidt.

Tickets for Women in the Arts 2010 are $175 (Friend), $250 (Supporter), $500 (Host), $1,800 (Advocate), $3,000 (Patron), and $5,000 (Benefactor). For further information and to purchase tickets, contact the Community Committee at (718) 789-2493 or (718) 501-6386.

Brooklyn Museum | 200 Eastern Parkway Brooklyn NY 11238-6052


November 3, 2010

Here is a fun event for tonight:

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DRAG!
WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 3rd
NEW WORLD STAGES

The Time Out New York Lounge, in association with New World Stages and 21st Century Life, moves on to Week Three of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DRAG! This sassy elimination competition spanning six Wednesdays will feature themed performances, ruthlessly scrutinized by a rotating panel of celebrity judges, at the Time Out New York Lounge at New World Stages, 340 West 50th Street (between Eighth & Ninth Avenues).

The next set of judges will be Frank DiLella of the NY1 "On Stage" and Les Cagelles Broadway’s La Cage Aux Folles. Among the judges in upcoming weeks will be Charles Busch, Brandon Voss (The Advocate), John Tartaglia, Everett Quinton, and cast members from Divine Sister, among others.

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DRAG is hosted by Paige Turner, who has been working the NYC boards for the past several years. A cross between Debra Messing and Elle Woods, with a little retro flair and a whole lot of musical theater, she has headlined at Splash, Therapy, Pieces, The Ritz, among others. She has hosted bingo and karaoke more times than she'd like to admit. Paige and her gal pal Eve Starr hosted the well received Glitz Crackers in midtown for over a year, showcasing Broadway's hottest newcomers. Paige hailed by critics: "this showbiz spitfire is not to be missed and continues to amaze!"

New contestants are accepted each week for the chance to win cash and prizes awarded to the most fabulous of the week. The Grand Finale, filled with the favorites from previous weeks, will be on Wednesday, December 1st. Audience votes determine the fiercest queen of them all, who will receive a cash prize and the opportunity to host a drag night at the Time Out New York Lounge at New World Stages!

Those who think they have what it takes to win this competition that's strictly not for sissies should waste no time in sending a headshot and resume to timeoutnylounge@newworldstages.com. Type DRAG COMPETITION in the subject line of the email.

For more information, visit www.timeoutnylounge.com/soyouthinkyoucandrag

New World Stages| 340 West 50th Street (between Eighth & Ninth Avenues).


 

Here is another fun event for tonight:

THE ALTERNATE ROUTES
Wednesday, November 3rd Doors at 7 PM, Show at 7:30 PM
The Canal Room

"The way that I make is my own, but I know what I'm in for," sings Tim Warren, front man and co-founder of The Alternate Routes.

Whatever fate has in store for this promising young band, it's sure to make for a good story and an even better song. The Alternate Routes have never been afraid to roll the dice during their brief and turbulent journey, always relying upon their heartfelt brand of music to pull them through the ups and downs that come with the territory. It's a trait evident in their powerful Vanguard Records debut, Good and Reckless and True, a memorable, incredibly confident opening statement from a band that takes nothing for granted.

Warren recalls the initial meeting with his future songwriting partner/lead-guitarist, Eric Donnelly, between classes at Connecticut's Fairfield University. "Eric and I appreciated the same things about music," Warren says. "When we started out, we didn't really fit in anywhere. We played everywhere we could, at bars, clubs, coffee shops, but we always believed in what we were doing. We believed our music was important and we've never lost that feeling."

The duo's path crossed with that of bassist Chip Johnson during a brief residency in the Boston area. He was a skinny, mild-mannered presence--a kid who could pick up any instrument and make it his own. "I always say that Tim and I had the songs, but we didn't have a band until we met Chip," says Donnelly.

The months following Johnson's arrival were important ones, the trio hung onto their music, their ideals, refining their sound and never lost focus. They turned each humbling moment into a lesson, each gig into a learning experience and established the all-or-nothing attitude that has come to define them.
Cost: $12 Advance/$15 At Door- Tickets
Event Description: This is an 18+ show

ALL TICKETS FROM HIGHLINE BALLROOM WILL BE HONORED

The Canal Room | 285 W. Broadway (@Canal St)


Here is another interesting event for today:

Kathryn Dickinson's
Home Sweet Home
Born of Conviction
October 20-Nov 5, 2010
Irondale Center

Shifting between a woman’s childhood memories of Mississippi in 1963 and her pressure-packed life in the present day, Born of Conviction asks, “Do you stay to confront social injustice, or do you leave to save your family?” Kelly doesn’t know whether she’s coming or going: she’s grieving over her father’s death, a white Mississippi minister; raising a New York City teenage daughter fomenting rebellion; and battling her African-American boyfriend, who’s only trying to give her the love she doesn’t feel she deserves. Maybe that’s why ghosts from her Southern Civil Rights-era past suddenly start haunting her.Kathryn Dickinson draws from documentary and biographical material for her latest play including the Born of Conviction statement signed in 1963 by 28 white Methodist ministers (including Dickinson’s father) of the Mississippi southern Methodist Conference. The statement opposed discrimination, communism and the closing of public schools to establish private academies using state funds. Presented by White Bird Productions. For more information visit www.whitebirdproductions.com.

Tickets: $20/General $10/Students & Seniors
Advance tickets: 866.811.4111; https://www.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/783605

Irondale Center | 85 S. Oxford Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217

November 2, 2010

Today is election day. Click here to find your polling place. And please vote. It is the coolest thing you will ever do.


 

Just Published: Read Frank J. Avella's review of the BLU-Ray edition of the HBO' The Pacific.



November 1, 2010


Antonio Azuollo Fashion
Photo Credit Eka Halim

Just Published: Read my article and see Eka Halim's photographs of the Antonio Azuollo Spring 2011 Fashion Show.


 

Here is an interesting event for today:

Lung Cancer Research Foundation will host a Public Symposium
November 1st at 10am
Hilton Room at the Waldorf=Astoria

The Lung Cancer Research Foundation will host a Public Symposium to kick-off Lung Cancer Awareness Month on Monday, November 1st at 10am in the Hilton Room at the Waldorf=Astoria. This educational panel discussion will outline the most current knowledge and will discuss the latest developments in lung cancer research from renowned doctors Marc Ladayni, M.D, Director, Laboratory of Diagnostic Molecular Pathology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center; Mark Socinski, MD, Director, Multidisciplinary Thoracic Oncology Program, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Center; and Julia Rowland, PhD, Director, Office of Cancer Survivorship, National Cancer Institute.

Immediately following the panel discussion, the floor will open for a public Q&A with the doctors. Over
150 guests are expected to attend including lung cancer researchers, patients, survivors, caregivers, social workers, philanthropists, and members of the press. The event is FREE and open to the public. For more information visit www.lungfund.org <http://www.lungfund.org>

Hilton Room at the Waldorf=Astoria. | 301 Park Avenue



Here is another interesting event for today:

Women's Ethical Edge:
A Conversation with Six Remarkable Women about How We Can Do Things Differently
Monday, November 1, 7PM
New York Society for Ethical Culture


Join The New York Society for Ethical Culture and The White House Project for a conversation with leading advocates for women's rights & leadership, top authors/journalists, and prominent media and film personalities. With Abigail E. Disney, Producer of the award-winning 2008 film Pray the Devil Back to Hell (Liberia Peace Women); Amy Goodman, Author, Host and Executive Producer, Democracy Now! (Moderator); Naomi Klein, best-selling author; Gail Sheehy, Best-selling author of 15 books; Susan L. Taylor, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus of Essence Magazine and Founder, National Cares Mentoring Movement; and Marie Wilson, Founder and President, The White House Project. The event will be followed by a reception.

Price: $15 for Program; $25 for Program and Reception. RSVP http://www.nysec.org/wee-11-1-10

New York Society for Ethical Culture | 2 West 64th Street,
12-874-5210x144. www.nysec.org


 

October 31, 2010


Happy Halloween
Photo Credit Wendy R. Williams


Hot Tip: Check out the recently updated New York Cool Guide to Halloween Events in New York City.


Just Published: Read Harvey Karten's review of Lucy Walker's Waste Land, which opened this weekend in New York City.


 

Just Published: Check out Frank J. Avella's review of Danny Boyle’s 127 Hours, which will open Friday, November 5, 2010.



October 29, 2010

 


Carolina Herrera Fashion
Photo Credit Cindy Ord

Just Published: Read my article and see Cindy Ord's photographs of the Mercedes Benz Spring 2011 Carolina Herrera Fashion Show.


Also Just Published: Read Harvey Karten's review of Daniel Alfredson's The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest, which opens today, Friday, October 29, 2010.




Here is an interesting event for today:

Hulaween
Friday, October 29, 2010
Waldorf Astoria

Bette Midler, U.S. Senator John Kerry, Paul Simon, Judy Gold, Michael Kors, John McEnroe, Patty Smyth, Marlo Thomas, Phil Donahue, Joy Behar, Gloria Steinem, Elaine May, Thalia Mottola, Philip Glass, Nole Marin, Jann Wenner, Marc Shaiman, Scott Whitman, Holland Taylor, and more will attend Bette Midler's NYRP's Annual Hullaween.

The New York Restoration Project was founded by Bete Midler in 1995 and is devoted to restoring, revitilizing and developing underserved Parks, community gardens and other open spaces in New York City.

Note: On-line auction available now at WWW.CHARITYBUZZ.COM until November 13, 2010.

Tickets are available through Buckley Hall Events – 914-579-1000

WALDORF-ASTORIA | 301 PARK AVENUE, NYC

 


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NTD Chinese International Violin Competition
Semi-Final, Friday, October 29th (10am-4pm)
Finals, Sunday, October 31st (12noon-4pm)
Award Ceremony, Sunday, October 31st (5.30pm)
Merkin Concert Hall at the Kaufman Center

NTD Television brings you the third annual Chinese International Violin
Competition at the Kaufman Center, this October 29 and 31. The cream of
Chinese violinists from around the world will perform required repertoire,
including pieces from classical composers such as Bach, Beethoven, Paganini,
Mozart, and a Chinese piece especially commissioned for this year’s
competition, titled "Dedu"
Gold Award: US$5,000 and a hand-made violin made by renowned Asian
violinmaker Su Ding Hsuan.

Ticket Prices:
General admission $20 per day, Student/senior/group $10 per day

Ticket Hotline: 646-736-2969
Ticketing Website: http://webticketcenter.com/competitions
Competition Website: violin.ntdtv.com


Merkin Concert Hall at the Kaufman Center
129 W.67th St.
New York, NY 10023
Subway 1 to 66th Street Lincoln Center


 

October 28, 2010


Darryl McDaniels of Run-DMC and
Governor Jon S. Corzine

Just Published: Read my article about the Annual Children's Rights Benefit at the Plaza Hotel.


Here is a fun event for today:

Campfire
Thursday October 28th, 8pm
Ars Nova Theater

When New York's funniest performers answer "first time" questions from
the audience, anything goes: stories lead to improv act outs, standup
riffs, and, if the audience is lucky, emotional breakdowns!

TIckets $10. For more information, visit www.arsnovanyc.com/antfest

Ars Nova Theater | 511 West 54th St.


Here is another interesting event for today:

Muffin Tops by Leah Foster
Wednesday, October 27th - November 10th,
4pm - 12am daily.
Opening Party Wednesday, October 27th, 8PM – Late
Con Artist


Like cupcakes? Like a lot of cupcakes? Fill your cake-holes art lovers. An installation of 10,000 cupcakes at Con Artist by Leah Foster, taking real cupcakes and creating paintings, photography and 20 foot tall columns.

This is a free event. For more information visit www.conartistnyc.com

Con Artist | 119 Ludlow Street, Basement, NYC, 10002.


October 27, 2010

Here is an interesting event for today:

Monsters a Go-Go Burlesque!
Wednesdy October 27th. 10pm-late
The Producer's Club Theater


Can Gotham be saved, or will the forces of evil prove too sexy? Get your fill of B-movies and D-cups at Monsters a Go-Go, starring: Jo Boobs as Godzilla, B.B. Heart as Nosferatu, Tigger! as The Alien Invader, Ruby Valentine, as Vampira, Christopher Bousquet as The Most Flexible Zombie, Jezebel Express as The Fifty-Foot Woman, Go-Go Harder as Bridezilla, and more! Plus, terrifyingly low drink prices: $4/beer, $5/well! And, free popcorn!

Tickets are $10 with limited seating! Grab your pre-sale tickets here: http://www.jezebelexpress.com/glittergin.html


Producers Club Theater |358 W 44th St


Here is another interesting event for today:

DOUBLE HAPPINESS
October 27, 2010 7-9pm
Mark Miller Gallery


The Mark Miller Gallery is proud to present internationally renowned artist Kevin Berlin and the American debut of his show DOUBLE HAPPINESS. Straight from China, DOUBLE HAPPINESS explores the search for happiness in the dynamic east-meets-west city of Shanghai. DOUBLE HAPPINESS is building up to be one of the most talked about art openings of the year. Through compelling large-scale oil paintings, Berlin unveils his discoveries about the search for happiness he found in Shanghai in the stories and objects encountered. The opening reception is on October 27 from 7 – 9 p.m. RSVP is required: info@markmillergallery.com.

Admission to the gallery is free. To learn more about the show please visit www.MarkMillerGallery.com or call: 212-253-9479.


Mark Miller Gallery | 92 Orchard Street, New York, NY 10002


 

October 26, 2010


Somaly Mam and Cathy Hardwick
Photo Credit Patrick McMullen

Just Published: Read my article and see Patrick McMullen's photographs of the Cocktail Party fashion designer Cathy Hardwick hosted for the Somaly Mam Foundation. The Foundation's Hearts and Hands Gala takes place tonight at Capitale.

2010 Somaly Mam Foundation Gala ‘Hearts and Hands’
Tuesday October 26, 2010 7:00 pm Cocktails/ 8:00 pm Dinner and Program
Capitale 130 Bowery New York, capitaleny.com

Honoring: Andy Prozes Chief Executive Officer, Lexisnexis Group

Somaly Mam Foundation is committed to ending slavery. With the vision and leadership of world renowned Cambodian Activist, Somaly Mam, the foundation focuses on eradicating the root of human trafficking, exemplifying a global vision and dedication that will allow its work in the United States and South East Asia to expand to other countries around the world.

Somaly Mam Foundation to give victims and survivors a voice in their lives, liberate victims, end slavery, and empower survivors as they create a sustain lives in dignity.

Somaly Mam Foundation Vision: A world where women and children are safe from slavery.

Visit our online auction at charity Buzz.com, live from October 19 to November 18, 2010.

NYC Gala Co-Chairs: Roland Berger, Lauren Bush, John Kluge, David Lauren, Petra Nemcova, Laura Heery Prozes, Robert Rigby-Hall, Susan Saradon, Joan F. Tobin.NYC Gala Committee: Patrick Alcindor, Maria Bello, Peter Davis, Sally Field, Bryce Gruber, Francesca Hammerstein, Josie Hines, Henry Z. Horbaczewski, Alice Kandell, Michael Martin, Moises de la Renta, Jane Seymour, Ally Sheedy, Tia Walker, Alexa Winner, Arden Wohl, and Ulla Van Zeller.

Dress: Festive Attire

Capitale | 130 Bowery New York
capitaleny.com

www.somaly.org


 

 


Village Halloween Parade
Photo Credit Wendy R. Williams

Also Just Published: Check out New York Cool's Guide to Halloween Events in New York City. We will be posting events daily until Halloween.




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October 25, 2010

Here is an interesting event for today:

Moving Dialogue: A Bucharest/New York Dance Exchange
Monday, October 25, 8 pm
Movement Research at the Judson Church


Showing of works in progress by emerging artists Mihaela Dancs (RO), Paul Dunca (RO), Jillian Peña (USA), and Maggie Bennett (USA). Followed by a conversation with the artists.

Moving Dialogue: A Bucharest/New York Dance Exchange is a creative, cultural exchange fostering engagement and interaction between both emerging and established contemporary American and Romanian dance artists. Taking place October 16 – June 2011, the project will focus on dialogue, networking, artistic process and professional development through studio research and residencies, classes and workshops, group practice sessions, panel discussions, and informal performances.

For more information and details about all Moving Dialogue events please visit www.movementresearch.org or www.icrny.org.

Free!

Judson Church | 55 Washington Square South at Thompson Street


Hot Tip:

Wanda (1970) USA. Written and directed by Barbara Loden.
Photo courtesy of Leo Kazan, Marco Joachim
and UCLA Film & Television Archive

To Save and Project: The Eighth MoMA International Festival of Film Preservation
October 15 - November 14, 2010
The Roy and Niuta Titus Theaters

The Museum of Modern Art presents To Save and Project: The Eighth MoMA International Festival of Film Preservation, its annual festival of preserved and restored films from film archives, studios, and distributors around the world, from October 15 through November 14, 2010. This year's festival comprises over 35 films from 13 countries, virtually all of them having their New York premieres, and some shown in versions never before seen in the United States. To Save and Project is organized by Joshua Siegel, Associate Curator; Anne Morra, Associate Curator; and Katie Trainor, Film Collections Manager; all of the Department of Film, The Museum of Modern Art.

The festival's centerpiece is the world premiere performance of Gene Coleman and Akikazu Nakamura's original score for Teinosuke Kinugasa's silent masterpiece Kurutta ippeiji (A Page of Madness) (1926), which will be performed live on Saturday, October 23, by the Ensemble N_JP (Japan/United States), led by award-winning composer and bass clarinetist Coleman and featuring the master shakuhachi player and composer Akikazu Nakamura. Long believed lost, Kinugasa's A Page of Madness is a classic of Japanese silent cinema. Co-written by Yasunari Kawabata, the Nobel Prize-winning author of The Izu Dancer and Snow Country, it is truly unlike any other film ever made, using a breathtaking array of avant-garde, expressionist, and surrealist filmmaking techniques to evoke the madness of patients in a mental hospital—their nightmares and hallucinations, but also an inner life of serenity and beauty.

http://www.moma.org

The Museum of Modern Art | 4 W 58th St
11 West 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019


 

October 24, 2010

Here is an interesting event for today:

Neshama Carlebach Live in Concert as she pays tribute to her father
October 24, Sunday 7:00pm
Carlebach Shul (305 W 79th Street)

NESHAMA CARLEBACH is one of the leading superstars in Jewish Entertainment, is continuing the legacy established by her father Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach. Neshama’s talent and charisma captivate and endear her to people of all ages and backgrounds as she performs in cities all over the world. Together with her incredible band and often with collaboration with Green Pastures Baptist Church Choir, she continues to both deeply move and entertain as she sings her father’s incomparable melodies, and inspiring original compositions. An event with Neshama will uplift you and bring you the gift of songs that are danceable, singable, and unforgettable.

These programs commemorate the 17th anniversary of the death of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach (1925-1994). Reb Shlomo was one of the most influential Jewish figures of the twentieth century. He was a singer, songwriter and performer who radically transformed the music of Jewish prayer services. His music and his love for every Jew inspired thousands of people to return to G-d and a Jewish way of life. Reb Shlomo penetrated the hearts of Jews and non-Jews alike, religious and secular people, inspiring them to lead a more spiritual life.

$25 in advance if paid for by October 18th, $35 at the do

For more information or to make reservations, please visit: http://www.carlebachshul.org or call 212.580.2391.

Carlebach Shul | 305 W 79th Street


Here is another intersting event for today:

"Passage through Light and Shadows - The Children of Ararat"
October 22-31 (Fridays & Saturdays at 8 PM
Tues-Thurs at 7:30 PM
Sunday October 24 at 3 & 7 PM
Sunday October 31 at 3 PM)
St. Clement's Church

Anahid Sofian presents a major new dance/drama which she describes as "an ethos of the Armenian people, their culture, history, religion, arts and folklore." Sofian, who will appear as "The Rememberer," will present a large cast of actor/dancers, special choreography by guest Gagik Karapetian, director of the Armentian State Ensemble, and extensive video integrations created by Jeremy Haik. The season will also include two Saturday 4 PM showings of excerpts from the long-lost 1919 silent film "Ravished Armenia," based on the autobiography of Aurora Mardiganian.

Tickets: $35; $25 for students & seniors
$15 for the film
Reservations: 212/352-3101

St. Clement's Church | 423 West 46th Street, NYC between 9th & 10th Avenues




October 23, 2010


Just Published: Read Harvey Karten's review of Baltasar Kormákur's Inhale, which opened this weekend in New York Ciy.




Here is an interesting event for today:

After Dark at Madame Tussauds New York
Thursday - Sunday 9PM – 1AM
October 21-24 & 28-31
Madame Tussauds New York

Have you ever wondered what happens when the lights go out? Dark secrets lurk in the depths of the world-famous wax attraction but don't fear the darkness, fear what lies within it. For the 2nd year, find out what happens at night as Madame Tussauds New York opens their doors this haunted season. This year is much bigger, much scarier and a whole lot darker! An expanded experience with new rooms, tons of new scares and the only Halloween event with a 4D theater experience! Don't miss New York's darkest haunted attraction for 8 nights only. Is there life after dark? You be the judge.

Tickets - Online: $22 or $20 (for tickets after 11pm), at the Door $25 or $20 (for tickets after 11pm).
For more information or advance purchase visit http://AfterDarkNewYork.com.

Madame Tussauds New York | 234 West 42nd Street, between 7th & 8th Avenues

 



Here is another interesting event for today:

Atlantic City Ballet’s Dracula
Saturday, October 23rd, 8 pm
Manhattan Movement and Arts Center, 248 W. 60th

Inspired by Bram Stoker’s story of Dracula the ballet takes place in 15th Century England and features choreography by Phyllis Papa, Artistic Director of the Atlantic City Ballet. A bone chilling thriller, it follows a lawyer, Jonathan Harker as he is imprisoned by Dracula and his fiancé Mina and her best friend Lucy is then terrorized by Dracula. Dr, Van Helsing leads a crusade to free the world from Dracula and evil. Perfect for October!

Tickets: $37.00. For more information and tickets visit www.acballet.org or info@acballet.org


Manhattan Movement and Arts Center
248 W. 60th Street, New York, New York


October 22, 2010

Here is an interesting event for today:

International Sculpture Center’s 50th Anniversary Celebration
Friday October 22nd. 6:00PM-10:00PM
Metropolitan Pavilion


Celebrate 50 Years with the ISC! The International Sculpture Center’s 50th Anniversary Celebration will be held at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City on October 22, 2010!  The evening’s festivities will include a cocktail reception, entertainment, an art sale featuring works by well-known sculptors such as Fletcher Benton, Chakaia Booker, Mark di Suvero, John Clement, Carole Feuerman, John Henry, Jun Kaneko, Donald Lipski, Jesus Moroles, Manuel Neri, Tom Otterness, Albert Paley, Joel Perlman, Judy Pfaff, Kenneth Snelson, Stretch, James Surls, Boaz Vaadia, and Mia Westerland, among others to be announced, as well as a raffle with top prize being a one week vacation in St. Maarten, and a Chinese auction with fabulous prizes.  Honorary Hosts for the evening include Mark di Suvero, Joyce Pomeroy Schwartz, and Kenneth Snelson.  Tickets are now on sale and space is limited. Cocktails start at 6:00pm with dinner at 7:30pm. Come celebrate 50 years of memories with the ISC!
Tickets are $350 per person, and tables available for $3,000 and $5000.  For more information or to RSVP to the party, visit sculpture.org
 

Metropolitan Pavilion | The Metropolitan Suite, Second Floor | 123 West 18th Street
New York , NY 10011-4133


Here is another interesting event for today:

Kinetic Dance Theater Premiere
STOLEN MOMENTS
Created by Joanna and Ryan Greer
October 9 -October23, 2010
TADA! Theater


STOLEN MOMENTS is a dance theater piece about “the making of” a dance theater piece. The production within a production is self-aware, an abstraction of the creative process beginning with a blank canvas and ending with an attempted number set to Oliver Nelson’s 1960 jazz standard, Stolen Moments. A semi-autobiographical concept by Joanna and Ryan Greer, their combined meta-persona is played by Brad Landers, the self-producing Director/Choreographer assigned to the task. On deadline, with budgetary constraints, faced with the technical and personal challenges of hoping to make something happen, he strays from his own typical thematic through-line and finds himself having the idea in the most vulnerable way—in front of the audience.

New York: Kinetic Dance Theater (Joanna and Ryan Greer) to premiere a new work entitled STOLEN MOMENTS. Limited engagement begins October 9 through October 23, 2010 at the TADA! Theater, 15 West 28th Street between Broadway and Fifth Avenue, Tickets are $15. To purchase please visit www.SmartTix.com or call 212-868-4444


TADA! Theater |, 15 West 28th Street
Between Broadway and Fifth Avenue


 

October 21, 2010

Here is an intesting event for today:

Rags Parkland
Thursday October 21st, 8pm
Ars Nova Theater

Folk singer-songwriter Rags Parkland performs songs about androids,
apocalypse, and love in the year 2250, weaving captivating tales of
his time as an interstellar stowaway, a constructed-organ smuggler,
and a convict on Mars.

Tickets $10. Fore more information, visit www.arsnovanyc.com/antfest

Ars Nova Theater | 511 West 54th St.


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October 20, 2010

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Here is another interesting event for today:

CMJ Showcase: X: The Human Condition, The Live Music And Film Multimedia Experience
Wed., Oct 20 at 8:00 pm
Bowery Poetry Club

The innovative music group, X: THC has confirmed an exclusive CMJ Music Marathon performance of the live music and film multimedia experience, X: The Human Condition at The Bowery Poetry Club, NYC. The band's hauntingly mysterious live performance is accompanied by X: THC's original film, X: The Human Condition, whose wistful and phantasmagorical imagery creates an inspiring and unforgettable experience. Citing Tim Burton, Michel Gondry, Darren Aronofsky, Jean Cocteau, and The Brothers Grimm as major influences, X: THC’s visual companion to the performance is a surrealistic, psychological trip inside the human subconscious. X: THC's music conjures shades of new wave, electronica, and post-punk —yet they weave a seductive, hypnotic sound all their own. The music can currently be heard onboard Continental Airlines, Aircalin Airlines, on worldwide online radio, and over 100 terrestrial college radio stations nationwide. X: THC will donate all proceeds from merchandise sales to The Jed Foundation (www.halfofus.com) and AFSP (www.afsp.org).

Tickets $10/ Free with CMJ Badge
For more information, visit www.x-thc.com

Bowery Poetry Club | 308 Bowery St
New York City, New York 10012
www.bowerypoetry.com


Here is another interesting event for today:

Quintet of the Americas woodwind ensemble in concert
Wednesday, October 20 – 1:15 PM
Queensborough Performing Arts Center Theater

This program is presented in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month and
is sponsored by Queensborough Community College Music Department concert
series - 2010-2011. Repertoire includes Judah Adashi’s Songs and Dances
of Macondo, based on Gabriel Garcia Marquez' One Hundred Years of
Solitude, William Grant Still’s Folk Suite No 4 and Adolorido and Yaravi
from Miniatures, Paquito D’Rivera’s Aires Tropicales, Carl MaultsBy’s
Still Rockin in Jerusalem, Leonard Bernstein’s Danzon (arr. Oldham),
James Cohn’s Samba Nostalgica and Finale from Fiesta Latina, Piazzolla's
Libertango and a selection of Colombian dances.

The October 20 concert is free and open to the public. For more
information, call the school’s Music Department office at 718-631-6393
or visit http://www.qcc.cuny.edu/.

Queensborough Performing Arts Center Theater on the campus of
Queensborough Community College, 22205 56th Avenue in Bayside, Queens


 

October 19, 2010

CHILDREN’S RIGHTS 5TH ANNUAL 5TH ANNUAL BENEFIT
HONORING HIP-HOP ICON AND CHILD WELFARE ADVOCATE DARRYL “DMC” MCDANIELS CHILDREN’S RIGHTS CHAMPION AWARD
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
6:30 pm: Cocktails in the Terrace Room
7:30 pm: Dinner, Awards, Auction in the Grand Ballroom
Plaza Hotel


The Fifth Annual Children’s Rights Benefit Honoring Hip-Hop
Icon and Child Welfare Advocate Darryl “DMC” McDaniels with the Children’s Rights Champion Award. Former New Jersey Governor Jon S. Corzine will be the keynote speaker.

About Darryl McDaniels and the Felix Organization (www.adopteesforchildren.org)
At the age of 35, Darryl learned of his own adoption and was inspired to found the Felix Organization to reach out, support, and act on behalf of foster children everywhere. Darryl’s Emmy-award-winning VH1 documentary titled “DMC: My Adoption Journey” brings to life his personal journey and his tireless efforts to aid foster children in need.

About Children’s Rights (www.childrensrights.org)
For the past 15 years, this leading non-profit organization that uses legal action and policy initiatives to drive lasting reform in child protection, foster care, and adoption, has fought for children’s self-empowerment, safety, and growth. The organization’s reform campaigns are broad-based, building partnerships with local advocates and national experts, and working closely with government officials to tackle the management and funding issues that prevent child welfare systems from providing adequate protection and care.

Click here to buy tickets.

The Plaza Hotel | 58th Street & 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10019



Designer Betsey Johnson
Photo Credit Cindy Ord

Just Published: Read my article and see Cindy Ord's photographs of the Mercedes Benz Spring 2011 Betsey Johnson Show.


 

Also Just Published: Read Frank J. Avella's review of Philip Ridley’s Heartless, which opens November 19, 2010.


October 18, 2010

Here is an interesting event for tonight (click on image for information):


Here is another intesting event for tonight:

Passion for Fashion
October 18th, 6-10pm
Fashion Showing: 6-7pm
INC Lounge, Time Hotel

Featuring pediatric cancer patients modeling designs and accessories from Nolcha Fashion Week: New York designers - Vivienne Pash, Evolve45, and MBrulee

Open bar sponsored by Pristine Vodka from 6-7pm
Cash bar and music by DJ Jove from 7-10pm

Silent auction

All proceeds benefit The For a Day Foundation, a 501C3 non-profit organization. The For a Day Foundation is committed to creating emotionally therapeutic experiences for seriously ill children—and providing them and their families with a joyful and much needed diversion from the strain of chronic treatment. Hosting Queen for a Day, Hero for a Day, and Designer for a Day events, we use role models, make believe, and play therapy to give each child the opportunity to imagine and live out a fantasy while experiencing a moment of the childhood they all deserve. www.ForADayFoundation.org

Ticket price: $35
Event registration: http://foradayfoundation2010.ticketleap.com/10-years/

INC Lounge, Time Hotel | 224 West 49th Street | NYC

 

Here is another interesting event for tonight:

The Darkness of Day:
Recent Films by Jay Rosenblatt
Screening Schedule
Wednesday, October 13, 7:00 (introduced by Rosenblatt)
Thursday, October 14, 4:00
Friday, October 15, 6:00 (introduced by Rosenblatt)
Saturday, October 16, 1:30
Sunday, October 17, 2:00
Monday, October 18, 4:00
October 13-18, 2010
The Roy and Niuta Titus Theaters

The Museum of Modern Art presents a weeklong theatrical run of recent work by the San Francisco–based filmmaker Jay Rosenblatt, October 13-18, 2010. A compilation of 5 films, the 70 minute program includes the New York premiere of The Darkness of Day (2009), a stoic yet tender meditation on suicide, and the award-winning Phantom Limb (2005), a haunting expression of loss and grief.

Rosenblatt, a master of the found-footage form, interweaves neglected or discarded educational and industrial films, commercials, news clips, and home movies with subtly layered soundtracks of poetry, journal entries, personal memoir, and music by Benjamin Britten, Arvo Pärt, and others. Other works presented in the theatrical run include Afraid So (2006), based on a Jeanne Marie Beaumont poem and narrated by Garrison Keillor; the grimly humorous I Just Wanted to Be Somebody (2006), about the singer and anti-gay rights crusader Anita Bryant; and Prayer (2001), a reflection on anxiety and blind faith in post-9/11 America.

“Jay Rosenblatt’s thoughtful, visionary investigations of masculine identify, personal growth, and loss are transfixing and resonate with audiences across social and cultural lines,” says Rajendra Roy, The Celeste Bartos Chief Curator, Department of Film, The Museum of Modern Art. “We’re honored to provide the opportunity to continue to expand those audiences”

Jay Rosenblatt introduces the opening night screening on October 13, as well as the screening on October 15. Darkness of Day is organized by Joshua Siegel, Associate Curator, with Rajendra Roy, The Celeste Bartos Chief Curator, Department of Film, The Museum of Modern Art.

The Museum of Modern Art | 4 W 58th St
11 West 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019


 

October 17, 2010

Here is an intereting event for today:

Lar Lubovitch Dance Company
October 16-17, 2010
Queens Theatre in the Park


Lar Lubovitch’s dances are renowned for their musicality, rhapsodic style and sophisticated formal structures. His radiant, highly technical choreography and deeply humanistic voice have been acclaimed throughout the world. Lar Lubovitch has been hailed by "The New York Times" as “one of the ten best choreographers in the world,” and the company has been called a “national treasure” by "Variety". The Lar Lubovitch Dance Company acknowledges the generous touring support of the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, through their American Masterpieces program. American Museum / American Moves celebrates premier American dance companies and repertoire by choreographic masters set to quintessentially American music. The Lar Lubovitch Dance Company acknowledges the generous support for the reconstruction and touring of North Star (1978), which was made possible by “American Masterpieces: Dance,” an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts, administered by the New England Foundations for the Arts.

Tickets are $40-42 and are available at www.queenstheatre.org or by phone at 718-760-0064.


Queens Theatre in the Park | Flushing Meadows | Corona Park.


Here is another interesting event for today

Choreographies
Cynthia Lawson Jaramillo
October 7 – 17, 2010
Opening: Reception October 7 5:30-8:30pm
Artist Talk: October 16 @ 4:00pm
Gallery hours Wednesday – Sunday 12:00 - 6:00pm
Giacobetti Paul Gallery

Giacobetti Paul Gallery is pleased to present “Choreographies,” the NYC gallery debut solo show of artist Cynthia Lawson Jaramillo, in which she investigates how urban public space is formed and shaped by the pedestrians that traverse it. Through photographic images, layered lightboxes, silkscreened works on glass, and a video installation, Lawson Jaramillo reveals the hidden quotidian choreographies of people in cities.

Cynthia Lawson Jaramillo is a Brooklyn-based Colombian digital artist whose recent work investigates the fine line between moving and still images. Through digital and physical layering in her photographs, and time and space manipulation in her videos, she explores how to use image-making as a way to extend (and collapse) our traditional notions of space and time. Lawson Jaramillo has exhibited internationally including the Museums of Modern Art (Bogotá and Medellín), Hammer Museum (Los Angeles), Exit Art (NYC), and Point Ephémère (Paris.) She recently published Of and In Cities and Cross Urban (with K. Fruchntis.) www.cynthialawson.com

Giacobetti Paul Gallery | Dumbo
111 Front Street on the second floor in Gallery #220.


Just Published: Read Harvey Karten's review of the documentary Jeff Reichert's Gerrymandering, which opened this weekend in New York City.


 

October 16, 2010

Just Published: Read Frank J. Avella's review of The New York Film Festival selection Charles Ferguson’s Inside Job. Inside Job is now playing at the Angelika Film Center, 18 W. Houston Street, New York, NY 10012 | (800) 326-3264.


Here is an interesting event for today:

Op on Screen 2010 Festival, Second Screening
Saturday, October 16 - 2 PM
New York Public Library Tompkins Square Branch

Whispering Pines 10 by Nick Hallett and Shana Moulton - a new opera
adapted from Moulton’s video serial, which premiered at the Kitchen in
April 2010. The narrative focuses on the daily routine of a reclusive
hypochondriac, Cynthia, Moulton’s alter ego and sole protagonist of the
work. Whispering Pines 10 is performed on a virtual set constructed
almost entirely from projected video elements with which the performer
interacts. In the production Moulton and Hallett perform alongside
soprano Daisy Press and harpist Shelley Burgon.

Free and open to the public. For more information, call 212-388-0202 or
visit http://www.lesperformingarts.org/ for schedule and program
information.

New York Public Library Tompkins Square Branch | 331 East 10th St between
Avenues A and B


Here is an interesting event for tonight:


"I Fioretti in Musica- Opera in Danza"
September 30 to October 17, 2010
Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 PM, Sundays at 2:30 PM
Opening Party: Oct 2;
Closing Party Oct 16 after 7:30 show sponsored by Ballaro (donations accepted)
La MaMa E.T.C. (Ellen Stewart Theater)

"I Fioretti in Musica- Opera in Danza" (Little Flowers in Music, an Opera in Dance) is an original opera with concept, libretto, direction and sets by Gian Marco Lo Forte and an acoustic score for five voices composed by Sasha Zamler-Carhart juxtaposed with an electronic score consisting of fixed electro-acoustic sound and live vocal processing by Ryan Carter. The piece is based on the miracles of St. Francis immortalized in the 14th-century book of poems, I Fioretti Di San Francesco, and is performed in Italian with English subtitles.

The opera imagines St. Francis living homeless today in New York City, seeing treasures in the trash, speaking words of compassion to all he meets and championing the values of peace and brotherly love. The action is  staged with puppets made of recycled materials from the streets, brought to life by dancers and singers who, in the style of Commedia Harmonica, perform in concerto. The opera adapts four episodes from the legend of the saint that depict his miracles and significant events of his life: Assuming a Life of Simplicity, Preaching to the Birds, Taming a Wolf and Welcoming Thieves to the Monastery. Although the setting is modern, there is an atmosphere that conveys the early Franciscan spirit of childlike faith, making the piuece a reflection on the religious life of the Middle Ages.  The audience sits in close proximity to the performers' action, generating an intimate opera experience.

$25 (discounts available for students and groups); box office (212) 475-7710, www.lamama.org
Running time 70 minutes. 


La MaMa E.T.C. (Ellen Stewart Theater) | 74A East Fourth Street




October 15, 2010


Clint Eastwood
PR Photos

Just Published: Read H B Forman's article about the New York Film Festival Press Conference with director Clint Eastwood of Hereafter. Hereafter opens on Friday, October 22, 2010.


Here is a Hot Tip for today:

Architecture & Design Film Festival
October 14 - 17, 2010
Tribeca Cinemas


Design Directs Everything. Celebrating the creative spirit of architecture and design, the Architecture & Design Film Festival is the first of its kind in the U.S. Mix of full-length films, shorts, and documentaries, over 40 films, curated into 13 separate programs. Panel discussions with noted architects, designers, museum directors, critics. Each program runs about 90 minutes. Tickets must be purchased for programs.

For a complete film listing, go to www.adfilmfest.com where tickets will be on sale ($12, and $10 for AIA, ASID & IILD members). Free admission will be available to members of the media for select screenings, and the festival bar/lounge will be open to the public for the entire event.

Tribeca Cinemas | 54 Varick Street, NY, NY 10013


Here is another Hot Tip for today:

Kinetic Dance Theater Premiere
STOLEN MOMENTS
Created by Joanna and Ryan Greer
October 9 - October23, 2010
TADA! Theater


STOLEN MOMENTS is a dance theater piece about “the making of” a dance theater piece. The production within a production is self-aware, an abstraction of the creative process beginning with a blank canvas and ending with an attempted number set to Oliver Nelson’s 1960 jazz standard, Stolen Moments. A semi-autobiographical concept by Joanna and Ryan Greer, their combined meta-persona is played by Brad Landers, the self-producing Director/Choreographer assigned to the task. On deadline, with budgetary constraints, faced with the technical and personal challenges of hoping to make something happen, he strays from his own typical thematic through-line and finds himself having the idea in the most vulnerable way—in front of the audience.

New York: Kinetic Dance Theater (Joanna and Ryan Greer) to premiere a new work entitled STOLEN MOMENTS. Limited engagement begins October 9 through October 23, 2010 at the TADA! Theater, 15 West 28th Street between Broadway and Fifth Avenue, Tickets are $15. To purchase please visit www.SmartTix.com or call 212-868-4444


TADA! Theater |, 15 West 28th Street
Between Broadway and Fifth Avenue


And here is another Hot Tip for today:

JOURNEY TRIBUTE with VOYAGE feat. HUGO formerly of Evolution w/ Bon Jovi Tribute with Bon Jersey
Friday October 15th
The Canal Room


Event Description: Are you a big fan of Journey? Come join Voyage a tribute band to Journey featuring Hugo, formerly of Evolution.

Cost: $17 Advance/ $20 At Door-Tickets

The Canal Room | 285 W. Broadway (@Canal St)




October 14, 2010


Justin Timberlake
PR Photos

Just Published: Read H. B. Forman's article about The New York Film Festival The Social Network Press Conference with Justin Timberlake, Jesse Eisenberg and Arron Sorkin.


Here is an interesting art opening for today:

Julianne Swartz:
“Close” Portfolio
Thursday, October 14th, 6-8pm
Mixed Greens

Swartz presents her newest photographic portfolio. In a continuation of her previous work, she creates arresting images through low-tech means. However, in this portfolio figures appear more prominently and the subject matter is directly personal.

Free and open to the public. For more information visit www.mixedgreens.com

Mixed Greens | 531 West 26th Street, 1st floor
Between 10th & 11th Avenues

 


Here is another interesting art opening for today:

Greg Haberny
Define Nothing and Defy Everything
Thursday October 14th. 7pm-9pm
Christina Ray Gallery

CHRISTINA RAY is pleased to present Define Nothing and Defy Everything, an exhibition of new work by artist Greg Haberny. In an installation of new mixed-media work, Haberny shreds our view of the world as constructed by mainstream media by fracturing and rebuilding images of conflict to expose the violence of global capitalism. The exhibition opens with a reception on October 14th, 7–9pm, and runs through November 07, 2010 at CHRISTINA RAY, located at 30 Grand Street, New York.
Event link:
http://www.christinaray.com/pages/exhibitions-2010-haberny

Christina Ray Gallery | 30 Grand Street, Ground Floor
New York, NY


Here is another interesting event for today:

The Darkness of Day:
Recent Films by Jay Rosenblatt
Screening Schedule
Wednesday, October 13, 7:00 (introduced by Rosenblatt)
Thursday, October 14, 4:00
Friday, October 15, 6:00 (introduced by Rosenblatt)
Saturday, October 16, 1:30
Sunday, October 17, 2:00
Monday, October 18, 4:00
October 13-18, 2010
The Roy and Niuta Titus Theaters

The Museum of Modern Art presents a weeklong theatrical run of recent work by the San Francisco–based filmmaker Jay Rosenblatt, October 13-18, 2010. A compilation of 5 films, the 70 minute program includes the New York premiere of The Darkness of Day (2009), a stoic yet tender meditation on suicide, and the award-winning Phantom Limb (2005), a haunting expression of loss and grief.

Rosenblatt, a master of the found-footage form, interweaves neglected or discarded educational and industrial films, commercials, news clips, and home movies with subtly layered soundtracks of poetry, journal entries, personal memoir, and music by Benjamin Britten, Arvo Pärt, and others. Other works presented in the theatrical run include Afraid So (2006), based on a Jeanne Marie Beaumont poem and narrated by Garrison Keillor; the grimly humorous I Just Wanted to Be Somebody (2006), about the singer and anti-gay rights crusader Anita Bryant; and Prayer (2001), a reflection on anxiety and blind faith in post-9/11 America.

“Jay Rosenblatt’s thoughtful, visionary investigations of masculine identify, personal growth, and loss are transfixing and resonate with audiences across social and cultural lines,” says Rajendra Roy, The Celeste Bartos Chief Curator, Department of Film, The Museum of Modern Art. “We’re honored to provide the opportunity to continue to expand those audiences”

Jay Rosenblatt introduces the opening night screening on October 13, as well as the screening on October 15. Darkness of Day is organized by Joshua Siegel, Associate Curator, with Rajendra Roy, The Celeste Bartos Chief Curator, Department of Film, The Museum of Modern Art.

The Museum of Modern Art | 4 W 58th St
11 West 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019


 

October 13, 2010

Here is a Hot Tip:

National Design Week
Saturday, October 9 through Sunday, October 17
Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum

National Design Week aims to promote a better understanding of the role that design plays in all aspects of daily life.

During this time the museum will offer free admission to all visitors and free public programs, as well as a range of online resources celebrating design.


The Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum is the only museum in the country devoted exclusively to historic and contemporary design, offering visitors compelling perspectives on the impact of design on daily life. Hours: Mon. thru Fri., 10am–5pm; Sat., 10am–6pm; Sun., 11am–6pm.

Visit cooperhewitt.org or call 212-849-8400.

Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum |2 E. 91st St.
(at Fifth Ave.); Directions: By subway: 4, 5, 6 to 86th St., or 6 to 96th St. By bus: M1, M2, M3, M4, M86 or M96. Please visit tripplanner.mta.info for a custom itinerary with the most updated travel information.


Here is another interesting event for today:

I AM SAYING GOODNIGHT
Amanda Loulaki & Short Mean Lady
WORLD PREMIERE | Dance | Upstairs
Wednesday, October 13 - Saturday, October 16, 2010
Wednesday - Saturday at 8PM,
LATE SHOW: Saturday, October 16 at 10PM
Thursday Night Social: October 14
Performance Space 122


Choreographer Loulaki and four fearless performers play a pre-decided game, with an intense physical vocabulary, unfiltered emotions, and an unflinching embrace of fatalism. Music by Giannis Aggelakas & Georgios Kontos.

$20, $15 (Students/Seniors), $11 w/PS Passport
For more information: http://www.ps122.org/performances/i_am_saying_goodnight.html


Performance Space 122 | 150 First Avenue
New York, NY 10009


Another Hot Tip:

GSIFF International Film Festival
Thursday October 7th- Sunday October 17th 7:00 PM – Late
Tribeca Cinemas & Tribeca Grand


On Thursday, October 7th, the 2010 GSIFF International Film Festival kicks off with the opening night screening of Radio Free Albemuth, the highly anticipated film adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s novel, followed by our opening night party. But this is only the first night of ten! Each night offers exciting film premieres, from Jean Luc-Godard’s latest to Jennifer Lynch’s bollywood film HISSS and our three stand out shorts programs, as well as nightly after-parties and networking receptions. This festival is a “must go” for cinema lovers. For more information and complete festival details, visit our site www.gsiff.com

Tickets $12 adv/$15 day of. For more information or advance purchase visit www.gsiff.com.??


Tribeca Cinemas | 54 Varick Street, at Laight, New York, NY 10013
Tribeca Grand: Church Street Between White and Walker, New York, NY 10013


 

October 12, 2010


BCBG Fashion
Photo Credit Cindy Ord

Just Published: Read Mark Tauriello's article and see Cindy Ord's photographs of the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week BCBG Show.


Here is an interesting event for today:

Express and Cosmopolitan Present A Sexy, Single Date Night Shopping Event
Tuesday, October 12th. 1:30-2:30PM
Express West 34th Street

Express and Cosmopolitan have joined forces for the sexiest shopping event of the season. In celebration of Cosmopolitan’s November issue (on newsstands Tuesday, October 12) featuring the hottest bachelors from across the country, this year’s sizzling selection of single guys will gather in New York City at Express for an afternoon of fun, fashion and of course flirtation. Express welcomes all 51 steamy Cosmopolitan bachelor contestants to shop the store for the hottest date night looks. Cosmopolitan fashion editor will guide the gorgeous guys through the season’s key styles and trends. From laid-back looks to night-out style Express has everything guys need for a lasting impression.

Admission is Free.
www.express.com

Express | 7 West 34th Street
New York, NY 10001
212.629.6838


 

October 11, 2010


Rolando Santana Fashion
Photo Credit Eka Halim

Just Published: Read my article and see Eka Halim's photographs of the Rolando Santana Fashion Show.


 

Here is an interesting event for today:

The NEW YORK VOICES Festival
Grammy Award winning vocal foursome that sings and swings with impeccable harmony
Monday, October 11 at 8PM
The Great Hall – The Cooper Union

Cooper Square, once home to the legendary jazz club The 5 Spot, will swing and sway again this fall when Cooper Arts presents The NEW YORK VOICES Festival at The Cooper Union. As solo acts or quartet, the Grammy winning artists of the New York Voices -- Darmon Meader, Peter Eldridge, Kim Nazarian and Lauren Kinhan -- excel in the art of singing, mastering the intricacies of jazz, Brazilian, R&B, classical and pop music. The Grammy winning ensemble is renowned for its extraordinary scope of music and the art of group singing. Tight arrangements, intimate voicings, and dare-devil scatting are the group’s trademarks, which will be beautifully showcased on October 11 at the Cooper Union -- The Great Hall.

Tickets: $25 per show ($18 seniors & students with ID). To purchase, visit www.myticketsny.com or call 800-746-3119. Tickets will be available at the door for $30 on show days, starting at 5 PM.

Information: http://www.cooper.edu; 212-353-4195; events@cooper.edu

The Great Hall- The Cooper Union | 7 East 7th Street b/w 3rd and 4th Aves, NYC 10003


 

 

October 10, 2010

Just Published: Read Frank J. Avella's review of the New York Film Festival selection, Clint Eastwood’s Hereafter. It is the last day of the New York Film Festival. Click here for information and Tickets.


Also Just Published: Read Harvey Karten's review of Greg Berlanti's Life As We Know It, which opened this weekend in New York City.


 


Zang Toi Fashion
Photo Credit Eka Halim

Also Just Published: Read my article and see Eka Halim's photograph of the Mercedes Benz Spring 2011 Zang Toil Show.


 

Here is an interesting event for today:


Here is another interesting event for today:

 


 

Here is another interesting event for today:

CELEBRATION 10/10/10!
Sunday, October 10, 2010, 5pm-9pm
TOPAZ ARTS

TOPAZ ARTS celebrates its 10th Year on 10/10/10! Join us on Sunday, October 10th, 5-9pm as we celebrate this major milestone. Please come, celebrate and support TOPAZ ARTS. The nonprofit space has gathered an amazing line-up of special guests and performers. With opening remarks from NYC Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer, Chairman of the Committee on Cultural Affairs, the event features performances by Molissa Fenley & Dancers, Monstah Black, a film short by Todd Richmond, readings by literary luminaries Luis H. Francia, Queens Poet Laureate Paolo Javier, and Carl Hancock Rux with a dance improvisation by Paz Tanjuaquio. Hosted by Christalyn Wright, the event opens with a solo exhibition of new paintings by Roy Fowler and continues with DecadeDance! with guest DJs Bruce Tantum and Niles Ford. Toast our tenth with drinks & food from our local favorites Natural Market and La Flor!

Benefit Event $25. Please see http://www.topazarts.org for tickets and sponsorship details.

TOPAZ ARTS, Inc. | 55-03 39th Avenue
Woodside, Queens, NY
#7-train to 61st St.


 

October 9, 2010

Hot Tip: It's the last weekend of the New York Film Festival:
Check out Frank J. Avella's Film Festival Reviews

84th New York Film Festival
September 24 - October 10, 2010
Lincoln Center

Since 1963, The New York Film Festival has continued to bring new and important cinematic works by filmmakers from around the world. The Festival includes Main Slate selections along with special events, panel discussions, the experimental film showcase Views from the Avant-Garde, and much more.

The 17-day New York Film Festival highlights the best in world cinema, featuring top films from celebrated filmmakers as well as fresh new talent. The selection committee, chaired by Peña also includes: Melissa Anderson, Contributor, The Village Voice; Scott Foundas, Associate Program Director, The Film Society of Lincoln Center; Dennis Lim, Editor, Moving Image Source & Freelance Critic; and Todd McCarthy, Critic indieWire.

Click here for information and Tickets

Lincoln Center | Broadaway 60th - 66th




I have no idea what this is about, but here you go:

10.10.10 Event - ‘Legend of the 13 Crystal Skulls’
October 9th – 10th 10am-6pm
John E. Reeves Great Hall at F.I.T.

The Edgar Cayce Center of NYC along with Alan Steinfeld & New Realities and Oracle Stone Productions present this 2 day Crystal Skull Event devoted to planetary transformation and the modern messages of the ancient crystal skulls.

First time ever this many ancient artifacts are coming together with Mayan Priests to create a group activation of transformation.This is the planetary event we have been waiting for.

These stone skulls found in the ruins of past civilizations have now surfaced and are coming together for the first time in history. These human shaped heads carved out of pure silicon oxide crystal show no modern day machine marking and some are believed to over 5,000 years old. For more details and register for this event, please visit
http://www.edgarcaycenyc.org/eventdetails.php?evId=154

Tickets are $150 for two days. For more details; Please contact
Alan Steinfeld
212 473-6388 or Edgar Cayce Center 212-691-7690

John E. Reeves Great Hall at F.I.T. | 28th Street and Seventh Ave.,
New York, NY 10001


 

October 8, 2010

Just Published: Read H B Forman's interview with Gemma Arterton. Arterton stars in Tamara Drew, which opens today, Friday, October 8, 2010.


Here is an intereting event for today:

KAZUKO HIRABAYASHI DANCE THEATRE
October 8 & 9 at 8 PM; October 10 at 3 PM
Ailey Citigroup Theater


Famed choreographer/teacher Kazuko Hirabayashi presents a program of her including two World Premieres. Her 10 member company is joined by guests Sarah Stackhouse, Kathryn Alter (Limon Dance Company), Michael Thomas, and Daniel Madoff and John Hinrichs (Cunningham Dance Company).
$20; $15 for students

Reservations at 212-966-6414 or KHDTinfo@gmail.com

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


Here is another interesting event for today:

Musical Performance: Alsarah and the Nubatones (Debut)
and the Sounds of Taraab
Fri, October 8, 2010 9:00 pm Doors open at 8:30 pm
ALWAN FOR THE ARTS

With a lilting, crystalline voice that enchants, jarring lyrics and captivating rhythms of her native East Africa, Sudanese-American singer Alsarah returns to Alwan in the debut of The Nubatones in a project covering original material written by Alsarah, followed by Swahili songs of Zanzibar and Kenya with the return of The Sounds of Taraab.

Alsarah and The Nubatones:

Alsarah - vocals
Karine Fleurima - backing vocals and keys?
Rami El Aasser - percussion?Roc - trumpet?
Marissa Aricola - Bass??

The Sounds of Taraab:

Alsarah - vocals
Ismail Butera - accordion and vocals?
Michael Hess - violin and nay
Haig Manoukian - oud?
Tiye Gerard - percussion and vocals
Rami El Aasser - percussion

Inspired by the pentatonic scale and western soul music, and struck by a collective love for Nubian music, Alsarah and the Nubatones revisit Nubian songs of return, as well as popular songs from northern Sudan and southern Egypt, from the 1970s until today. While linguistically there has been a rapid arabization of that region, its retention of its musical culture has been steadfast. ??

Tickets: $20, available at the door or online at www.alwanforthearts.org

ALWAN FOR THE ARTS
16 Beaver Street (between Broad and Broadway), 4th floor
New York, NY 10004
(646) 732-3261
www.alwanforthearts.org
Trains
4/5 to Bowling Green
J/M/Z to Broad St
1 to Rector St or South Ferry
2/3 to Wall St
A/C to Broadway-Nassau


 

October 7, 2010

Just Published: Read Harvey Karten's review of Randall Wallace's Secretariat, which opens tomorrow, Friday, October 8, 2010.


 

Here is an interesting event for today:

Talking Pictures: Performers, Designers and Writers
Monday, September 20 through Saturday, November 27
Mon 12pm-8pm
Tues/Wed 11am-6pm
Thurs 12pm-8pm
Fri 11am-6pm
Sat 10am-6pm
Lincoln Center, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

Celebrity photographer Cambridge Jones captures creative personalities
in poses that surprise, delight and go against type. In order that
visitors to his new autumn show can really connect with each image,
Cambridge asked each of his subjects, to deliver a short audio
message. So accompanying each image is a spontaneous answer to the
question CJ poses at the end of each shoot – Tell me who or what
inspired you? Stars include: Anthony Hopkins, Michael Sheen, Bryn
Terfel, Terry Jones, Rhys Ifans, Stereophonics, Jonathan Pryce, Damian
Lewis, Ioan Gryfdd, Shirley Bassey, Robert Plant and Eddie Izzard. A
unique exhibition of photography and audio that opens over the month
of September at four major transatlantic gallery spaces.

For more information on Cambridge Jones visit: www.cambridgejones.com

Free admission. For hours and information, visit
http://www.nypl.org/locations/lpa

New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
40 Lincoln Center Plaza, NY 10023
(917) 275-6975



Here is another interesting event for today:

GSIFF International Film Festival
Thursday October 7th- Sunday October 17th 7:00 PM – Late
Tribeca Cinemas & Tribeca Grand


On Thursday, October 7th, the 2010 GSIFF International Film Festival kicks off with the opening night screening of Radio Free Albemuth, the highly anticipated film adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s novel, followed by our opening night party. But this is only the first night of ten! Each night offers exciting film premieres, from Jean Luc-Godard’s latest to Jennifer Lynch’s bollywood film HISSS and our three stand out shorts programs, as well as nightly after-parties and networking receptions. This festival is a “must go” for cinema lovers. For more information and complete festival details, visit our site www.gsiff.com

Tickets $12 adv/$15 day of. For more information or advance purchase visit www.gsiff.com.??


Tribeca Cinemas | 54 Varick Street, at Laight, New York, NY 10013
Tribeca Grand: Church Street Between White and Walker, New York, NY 10013


 

October 6, 2010


Joey Arias
Photo Credit: Lucien Samaha

Just Published: Read Peter Neofotis's article and see Lucien Samaha's photographs of the Joey Arias Show at The Abrons Art Center.




October 5, 2010


Claire L Evans of Yacht
Photo Credit Susan Gurevich


Just Published: A wrap-up-of-summer article about Yacht and Black Devil Disco Club at the American Express River to River Festival.


 

Here is an interesting event for today:

Pampering, Perspective & Prosecco
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
7:00 to 9:00 pm
Affinia Hotel, Manhattan

An evening of massages and hair pampering while women connect and share on our favorite topic: "Relationships". BeverlyD Hair Party is a festive event to bring your friends and have a pleasure-filled time. While getting your pampering a dialogue will be led by Karen Baker Blum, Business As Pleasure & BeverlyD, Love Your Hair & Life Stylist - Styling for Confidence, Beauty, Joy so be prepared to laugh, connect with new people, and have a girls night out that is truly fun! Italian Champagne and Italian Sparkling Water will be served. 10% of all proceeds given to Cherish Our Children International (501c(3) non-profit tax id 76-0893617).

Get your ticket now! Call 866.692.2939 or via PayPal to BeverlyD@BeverlyD.com. More information http://www.beverlyd.com

Affinia Hotel | Manhattan | 371 7th Ave at 31st


October 4, 2010


Vogue Editor Anna Wintour and Karl Lagerfeld of Chanel
Photo Credit: Nick Hunt of Patrick McMullen

Just Published: Read my article and see Nick Hunt of Patrick McMullen's photographs of the Couture Council of the Fashion Institute of Technology Luncheon honoring Karl Lagerfeld.


Here is an interesting event for today:

Appetite: A reciprocal relationship between Food & Design
Saturday September 14th. 6PM-8PM Opening Reception
M-F 12-7, Sat. 12-5, Closed Sun.
Runs through October 9, 2010
41 Cooper Gallery

“Appetite,” an innovative, exhibition at 41 Cooper Gallery curated by the Herb Lubalin Study Center at The Cooper Union, illustrates the ubiquitous presence of the designer in food packaging, store and restaurant branding, cookbooks, magazines, menus and other objects—both historic and contemporary. While including important works by AvroKO, Matteo Bologna, Louise Fili, Sterling Brand’s Debbie Millman and Douglas Ricardi, the exhibition also acknowledges the subtle and unexpected ways designers influence our lives and daily relationship with food -- from the pattern of the waiter's check to the typeface on the grocery store's price labels to the hand-painted signs on bodegas. "Appetite" will leave the viewer contemplating the influence of graphic design on food, wondering if design creates appetite?

Admission is free. For more information call (212) 353-4200, visit www.cooper.edu/art/lubalin or email eroz@cooper.edu.

41 Cooper Gallery | 41 Cooper Sq., Lower Level 1
(3rd Ave. b/w 6th and 7th Sts.)


 

October 3, 2010

Here is an intersting event for today:

84th New York Film Festival
September 24 - October 10, 2010
Lincoln Center

Since 1963, The New York Film Festival has continued to bring new and important cinematic works by filmmakers from around the world. The Festival includes Main Slate selections along with special events, panel discussions, the experimental film showcase Views from the Avant-Garde, and much more.

The 17-day New York Film Festival highlights the best in world cinema, featuring top films from celebrated filmmakers as well as fresh new talent. The selection committee, chaired by Peña also includes: Melissa Anderson, Contributor, The Village Voice; Scott Foundas, Associate Program Director, The Film Society of Lincoln Center; Dennis Lim, Editor, Moving Image Source & Freelance Critic; and Todd McCarthy, Critic indieWire.

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Lincoln Center | Broadaway 60th - 66th


 

Just Published: Frank J. Avella's review of two New York Film Festival selections: Olivier Assayas’s Carlos and Julie Taymor’s The Tempest.
The 48th New York Film Festival is in full swing at Lincoln Center, running September 24 - October 10, 2010.



October 2, 2010

Just Published: Read Frank J. Avella's review of Matt Reeves’s Let Me In, which opened this weekend in New York City.


Also Just Published: Read Frank J. Avella's review of the New York Film Festival selection, Mike Leigh’s Another Year. The 48th New York Film Festival is in full swing at Lincoln Center, running September 24 - October 10, 2010.



Martin Scorsese

Also Just Published: Read Frank J. Avella's review of the New York Film Festival selection, Martin Scorsese & Kent Jones’s A Letter to Elia. The 48th New York Film Festival is in full swing at Lincoln Center, running September 24 - October 10, 2010.


 

 


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