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November 30, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Andre Henry
Saturday November 30th. 9PM - 10PM
Pianos

Andre Henry is an award winning R&B/Pop singer-songwriter and producer based in New York City. Intertwining soul, pop, and R&B, Andre often draws comparisons to John Legend, Brian McKnight, and Bob Marley. Andre will be performing his new single, “Roses While We’re Young”, which has a brand new video dropping soon. A self-confessed hopeless romantic, his smooth vocals and playful melodies warm the hearts of all his audiences.Listen to Andre discuss the origin of his band’s name and perform his song “Excuse Me” here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGsCkfAcSTk

Free! 21+. For more information visit
http://www.pianosnyc.com/

Pianos | 158 Ludlow Street
(at Stanton)


November 27, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Young Pharaoh Entertainment
ECLIPSE An All Black Attire Affair
Wednesday November 27th. 10pm-2am November 28th
BB Kings

On Wednesday 11/27/2013, Young Pharaoh Entertainment will host RnB Star Mario at "ECLIPSE An All Black Attire Affair". This will be a live performance and nightlife event. The all black dress code will be strickly enforced. Music will be provided by Power 105.1fm's DJ Self and DJ Smoove Ski.

Tickets $30. For more information or advance purchase visit www.youngpharaohent.com or call (347)201-1973

BB Kings | 237 west 42nd St. between 7th and 8th Ave NYC


 

November 26, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

A.R. Gurney's
FAMILY FURNITURE
Tuesday - Saturday at 7pm
Saturday - Sunday at 3pm.
November 12 – December 22
The Flea

The Flea Theater proudly presents the limited Off-Broadway engagement of FAMILY FURNITURE by A.R. Gurney. It is directed by Tony Award nominee Thomas Kail (In The Heights) starring Carolyn McCormick (Law & Order), Peter Scolari (Girls, Newhart, Bosom Buddies), and Andrew Keenan-Bolger (Newsies) with newcomers Ismenia Mendes and Molly Nordin. Previews begin November 12 at The Flea with opening slated for Sunday, November 24.

Jim Simpson, Artistic Director of The Flea says “In FAMILY FURNITURE, Gurney returns to home territory, writing about the manners and morals of the white Anglo-Saxon Protestant upper class with the warmth, humor and insight that have spanned his career.”

FAMILY FURNITURE is a coming of age tale about a family and one certain summer when everything shifts. Gurney gives us Buffalo, gin and tonics, tennis doubles with the Baldwins, vichyssoise and so much more in this heartfelt tale about parents and children.

Tickets $15 - $70 with lowest priced tickets available on a first-come, first-served basis. Pay-What-You-Can Tuesdays at the door. Tickets can be purchased by calling 212-352-3101 or online at www.theflea.org.

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

 


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November 25, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Jonathan Brielle and Friends In
I Saw Broadway
Monday, November 25 at 7pm
Birdland

Featuring: Deborah Cox, Matt Bogart, Veanne Cox, Rose Hemingway & Ken Prymus

The Broadway at Birdland concert series will present Jonathan Brielle’s I Saw Broadway on Monday, November 25 at 7pm.

Composer Jonathan Brielle’s I Saw Broadway features songs and stars from three of his new musicals, including Himself and Nora, which, following a critically acclaimed run at The American Theatre Group's Hamilton Stage, is rounding the corner for Broadway; 40 Naked Women, a Monkey & Me, recently seen in a staged reading, and Nightmare Alley a hit at this summer's New York Musical Theater Festival.

Songs will be performed by a group of Broadway's brightest stars including Matt Bogart,

Deborah Cox, Veanne Cox, Rose Hemingway and Ken Pyrmus, solidly backed by Brielle and his New York hard swinging extraordinary group of musicians who have among them scores of Broadway show credits and hit records. The band includes Musical Director Jeff Klitz on piano, Paul Pizzutti on drums, Ira Siegel on guitar, Jim Hynes on trumpet, Mike Davis on trombone, Dan Willis on reeds and Andy Snitzer on saxophone.

$25 cover, $10 food/drink minimum per person www.BirdlandJazz.com

Birdland | 315 West 44 Street, NYC. 10036


 

November 24, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

My Mother's Italian, My Father's Jewish & I'm Home for the Holidays
Sunday, November 24, 2013 at 3pm
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues its 2013-2014 season on Sunday, November 24, 2013 at 3pm with My Mother's Italian, My Father's Jewish & I'm Home for the Holidays. Master comedian Steve Solomon performs the hilarious holiday sequel to his award-winning Off-Broadway hit My Mother's Italian, My Father's Jewish & I'm In Therapy!, which played at Brooklyn Center in April of 2012. A time of peace. A time of joy. A time of remembering why you left home in the first place! The therapy continues as Steve is once again thrown together with all of his dysfunctional friends and family members, this time in a riotous celebration of the holiday season. Written and performed by Mr. Solomon, My Mother's Italian, My Father's Jewish and I'm Home for the Holidays! is a solo tour-de-force that reintroduces Brooklyn audiences to a cast of more than 30 characters inspired by his multiethnic upbringing in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn.

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

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


November 23, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Aleyson Scopel
Saturday, November 23rd at 2 pm.
Joan and Sanford I. Weill Recital Hall


An honor graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music, Aleyson Scopel will make his New York City/Carnegie Hall debut at the Joan and Sanford I. Weill Recital Hall in a solo performance to be held on Saturday, November 23rd at 2 pm.

The program features the world premiere of Cartas Celestes XV (Celestial Charts XV) by renowned Brazilian composer J. Almeida Prado. Upon hearing Scopel’s rendering of the first volume of Cartas Celestes, the composer commented: “It came straight from heaven!” Prado later dedicated to Scopel the fifteenth volume of the series.

Scopel, known for his percipient lyricism and discerning techniques, has won numerous piano competitions including the Nelson Freire International Competition and the Magda Tagliaferro Competition.


Complete ticket info is at:
http://www.carnegiehall.org/Calendar/2013/11/23/0200/PM/Aleyson-Scopel-Piano/

Joan and Sanford I. Weill Recital Hall | 154 West 57th Street and Seventh Avenue in Manhattan.


Another New York Cool Tip:


AARON DIEHL TRIO
featuring Aaron Diehl, piano
David Wong, bass • Rodney Green, drums
Saturday, November 23, 2013, 8:00 p.m.
Miller Theatre


Pianist Aaron Diehl headlines his first show at Miller with original interpretations of the masters of jazz and ragtime. Meticulous in his technique and playful in his improvisations, Diehl moves easily between hard-swinging jazz and moments of elegant restraint. Having previously appeared at Miller with Wycliffe Gordon, and with a tour with the legendary Wynton Marsalis already under his belt, the young, Juilliard-trained pianist displays “striking subtleties of touch and a foothold in the music’s bedrock traditions,” according to The New York Times.

Tickets: $20-$30 • Students with valid ID: $12-$18

Miller Theatre | 2960 Broadway at 116th Street




New York Cool Tip:

8th Latin American Cultural Week Theater
Music, Dance, Film, Auctions and Visual Arts
Events Throughout New York City
November 15 - November 24

Pan American Musical Art Research (PAMAR), founded and
directed by Polly Ferman, announces dates for the 8th Latin American
Cultural Week (LACW), November 15 through 24. This will be a diverse and
dynamic showcase of the rich culture of Latin America throughout New
York City, with a growing number of theater, music, dance, film,
auctions and visual arts presentations.

LACW 2013 is presented as part of a special nonprofit partnership with
The Nature Conservancy (http://www.nature.org). Polly Ferman has said,
“We are proud to announce this partnership with The Nature Conservancy,
and are happy to join them in promoting their work of protecting nature,
preserving life, and making a positive impact around the world as they
join us in sharing the cultures of Latin America with their
international membership.”

LACW 2013’s November 15 Opening Event will be presented at Malbec Tango
House’s 428 Lafayette Street location in Manhattan
(http://www.malbechouse.com/) and will be a program featuring a Tango
ensemble, dance company and vocalist, with complete staging. The evening
will include a wine tasting, gourmet Argentine dinner and the Tango show.

LACW 2013’s Closing Event, a performance by Ballet Hispanico
(http://www.ballethispanico.org/), is scheduled for November 23 at The
Apollo Theater, 253 West 125th Street in Manhattan. The nation’s leading
Latino dance company returns to the Apollo stage, following last
season’s sold-out event.

For a calendar of activities, please visit
http://www.lacw.net/.

Among other participating musicians and ensembles in the ever-growing
LACW list soprano Angelica de la Riva, pianist Cesar Reyes, bandoneonist
Daniel Binelli, Encuentro NYC Colombian Music Festival, guitarist
Francisco Roldan, the Latin American Piano and Song Festival of NYC,
Mano a Mano, guitairst Nilko Andreas, North/South Consonance, bassist
Pedro Giraudo, Quintet of the Americas, Regional de NY and the Whin
Music Project.

Dance companies participating include the Astoria Tango Club, Ballet,
Dardo Galletto Studios, Estampas Folkloricas and the Limon Dance
Company. Visual arts participants include Christie's, Galeria Galou,
Museo del Barrio, PINTA Latin Art Fair and Sotheby’s.

For a calendar of activities, list of participants and more, please
visit http://www.lacw.net/.


 

November 21, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

5TH ANNUAL AFRICAN CHILDREN’S CHOIR
CHANGEMAKERS GALA
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2013
7:00-8:00pm – VIP Reception & Wine Tasting
8:00pm – General Admission, Show & Dance Party
City Winery

The Choir will be joined by special guests including Connie Britton (4 time Emmy nominee, Golden Globe Nominee and currently starring in ABC’s TV hit ‘Nashville’); MOTOWN The Musical Star Saycon Senblog, & Big Kenny (Big & Rich)
The African Children’s Choir (ACC) is coming once again to New York City for their 5th Annual fundraising gala at City Winery on November 21st. The children are excited for another year in NYC for a fun-filled night of traditional African song and dance. This year, the children will be joined by Broadway Star Saycon Sengbloh who currently stars as Martha Reeves in Motown The Musical and honorary guest Connie Britton of ABC’s hit show, Nashville. ACC will be awarding Connie Britton with the ChangeMakers Award for her continuous support of the Choir.

ACC plans to put some funk in their steps this year with unforgettable performances by the Choir, Saycon Sengblog and a special appearance by Big Kenny of Big & Rich. The Choir is pleased to announce the details of this year’s gala:

Event Page: https://www.fundraise.com/accnycgala
.
Tickets for the event are available for purchase online at www.fundraise.com/accnycgala

CITY WINERY | 155 Varick Street (between Spring & Vandam Streets), NYC


 

November 20, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

The Music of Steven R. Gerber
An Evening of His Chamber Music
Wednesday, November 20 at 8:00 PM
New York Society for Ethical Culture


The Music of Steven R. Gerber - an evening of his chamber music will be presented on Wednesday, November 20 at 8:00 PM at New York Society for Ethical Culture, 2 West 64th Street in Manhattan. This event will celebrate the composer’s 65th birthday.

Performers will be the West End Duo: Eveline Kuhn, flute and Arash Amini, cello, along with Cyrus Beroukhim, violin and viola, Allison Pohl, soprano and Steven Gerber, composer-pianist.

Works to be performed are 3 Poems of Ben Jonson for voice and viola (World Premiere), Spirituals (Book II) for flute and cello (NY Premiere), Dreamwork for flute, viola, cello, and piano, Elegy on the Name "Dmitri Shostakovich" for solo cello, 2 Antiphonal Pieces for cello and piano, Norma's Variations for violin and piano, Fantasy, Fugue, and Chaconne for viola and cello, 5 Shakespeare Songs for voice and piano and 5 Selected Songs for voice and piano

Admission is by $20 suggested contribution - $10 for students and members of The Society. The concert is a fundraiser for The New York Society for Ethical Culture in memory of Norma Hymes. For more information, call 212-874-5210 or visit http://www.nysec.org/.

New York Society for Ethical Culture | 2 West 64th Street in Manhattan
URL: http://www.nysec.org/


November 19, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Janine Nichols SEMI-FREE
Tuesday, November 19 from 7-9PM.
Barbes


SEMI-FREE is a Brooklyn-based folk-jazz trio with a loose-limbed sound that's been compared to early Van Morrison, of the Veedon Fleece era. The "restlessly inventive" guitarist BRANDON ROSS and heart-strung violinist CHARLIE BURNHAM surround the spell-casting singer/songwriter JANINE NICHOLS to bewitching effect.

No cover; $10 suggested donation.

Barbes | 376 9th Street, near 6th Avenue
Park Slope, Brooklyn. By subway: F,G to Seventh Ave; F,G,R to Fourth Ave.


Another New York Cool Tip:

NORWAY PLAYS: DRAMA BEYOND IBSEN
Limited Off-Broadway Engagement begins Nov. 9
Tuesday - Friday at 7pm
Saturday at 2pm & 7pm
Sunday at 2pm.
No shows 11/9 at 2pm or on Thanksgiving 11/28.
November 9 - December 1
Theatre for the New City

Ego Actus and Scandinavian American Theater Company (SATC) present the US Premiere of NORWAY PLAYS: DRAMA BEYOND IBSEN. The evening features two 70-minute one act plays by contemporary Norwegian playwrights, both of whom have won the prestigious Ibsen Award: THE RETURNING by Fredrik Brattberg (directed by Henning Hegland) and MORE by Maria Tryti Vennerød (directed by Joan Kane). Previews of this limited Off-Broadway engagement begin November 9 at Theater For The New City with opening is slated for November 13.

Tickets are $30, available at 800-838-3006 or www.norwayplays.brownpapertickets.com.

Running time is 2 hours and 30 minutes including intermission.

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


 

November 18, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

THEATRE EAST Presents
“HOME/LAND”
NEIGHBORHOOD READING SERIES
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18th at 7pm (Cocktail hour begins at 6pm)
O’Lunney’s (Upstairs)

Come upstairs, grab a drink and join for an evening of thirsty theatre!

Theatre East presents a reading of HOME/LAND as a special pre Thanksgiving installment in its NEIGHBORHOOD READING SERIES upstairs at O'Lunney's, 145 West 45th Street (between Broadway & 6th Avenue) on Monday, November 18th at 7pm (Cocktail hour begins at 6pm). Written by Christopher Cartmill and directed by Kristin Horton.

What is the landscape of the human heart? How is the place we call home shaped by our history and our hopes? Spanning four centuries and through the eyes of a Ponca leader, a Sudanese refugee, a French Trapper, a Mennonite pioneer, a Civil War Soldier, a Spanish conquistador, and others HOME/LAND explores the landscape of the human heart and urges us towards a place called home. Featuring Teddy Cañez (tv The Wire, film Sleepwalk with Me, B’way A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE), William Franke (film A World Without Love), Annie Henk (film That’s What She Said, Stage Lark's US/Mexico Program), LeRoy McClain (tv The Rubicon, film The Happy Sad, B’way THE HISTORY BOYS), Sasu Weh (Former Chairman of the Ponca Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma, filmmaker for the Smithsonian, NBC, TBS. and the Children’s Television Workshop as well as the Screen Actors Guild to promote Indian Actors) and others.

There will be $5 WELL DRINKS, HOUSE WINE, & BEER! Seating is limited and reservations are required.

The reading is Pay-What-You-Can*. Please make a reservation by simply emailing readingseries@theatreeast.org. *$20 suggested donation.


O'Lunney's | 145 West 45th Street (between Broadway & 6th Avenue)


Another New York Cool Tip:

GlamourTango
Monday November 18 at 8 PM
Malbec & Tango House

A stunning all-woman tango show that pays tribute to the early women of tango, performed by an ensemble of 10 musicians, vocalists and dancers from South America, Cuba, USA, Israel, Korea and Germany, performing music by Piazzolla, Salgan, and other famous tango composers. The evening also features fascinating and rarely-seen films from Argentina, recorded in the early 1940's, featuring female singers and tango dancers. The show premiered in Uruguay in 2009 and has been performed in Argentina, Brazil, Chicago and New York.

Tickets: $40

Reservations: 1.800.838.3006

Malbec & Tango House | 428 Lafayette Street
Near 8th Avenue| Opposite the Public Theater


 

 

November 17, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Paula Vogel's
The Baltimore Waltz
November 8th - 23rd
Underground Theater

In this humorous allegory for the AIDS crisis in the 1980s, Anna, an unmarried schoolteacher, is diagnosed with ATD (Acquired Toilet Disease). It's fatal and mysterious, so she and her brother Carl take off for a dream tour of Europe before the inevitable happens. As Anna drowns herself in the sensuality of food and sex, Carl becomes involved in a wild Third Mannish espionage scheme to find a cure for his sister. But the cracks in the story start to widen and soon the audience becomes aware that they are engaged in Anna's fantasy attempt at keeping her brother's spirit alive when she cannot save his life. Produced by Retro Productions. Directed by Peter Zinn.

Tickets are $18.00 and are available at www.retroproductions.org or by calling 866-811-4111.


Underground Theater | 64 East 4th Street
Between 2nd Avenue & Bowery, New York, New York, 10003.


November 16, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

SUPER SABADO!
Saturday, November 16, 2013
12:00pm - 5:00pm
El Museo del Barrio

Música para todos! Enjoy an inspirational day of music through art-making, storytelling, dance workshops, and a special concert by La Chiva Gantiva.

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


Another New York Cool Tip:

La Chiva Gantiva
Saturday, November 16, 2013
4:00pm - 5:00pm
El Museo del Barrio

As part of Super Sabado, join us for a concert with Brussels-based La Chiva Gantiva! Known for its energizing live performances, La Chiva Gantiva, founded by Colombian expats, thrills audiences with its own unique style of Latin funk performed with a rock-'n'-roll attitude.

Admission: FREE

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


 

Admission: FREE

November 15, 2013

Just Published: Read Frank J. Avella's review of Alexander Payne’s Nebraska, which opens today, Friday, November 15, 2013.


 

New York Cool Tip:

8th Latin American Cultural Week Theater
Music, Dance, Film, Auctions and Visual Arts
Events Throughout New York City
November 15 - November 24

Pan American Musical Art Research (PAMAR), founded and
directed by Polly Ferman, announces dates for the 8th Latin American
Cultural Week (LACW), November 15 through 24. This will be a diverse and
dynamic showcase of the rich culture of Latin America throughout New
York City, with a growing number of theater, music, dance, film,
auctions and visual arts presentations.

LACW 2013 is presented as part of a special nonprofit partnership with
The Nature Conservancy (http://www.nature.org). Polly Ferman has said,
“We are proud to announce this partnership with The Nature Conservancy,
and are happy to join them in promoting their work of protecting nature,
preserving life, and making a positive impact around the world as they
join us in sharing the cultures of Latin America with their
international membership.”

LACW 2013’s November 15 Opening Event will be presented at Malbec Tango
House’s 428 Lafayette Street location in Manhattan
(http://www.malbechouse.com/) and will be a program featuring a Tango
ensemble, dance company and vocalist, with complete staging. The evening
will include a wine tasting, gourmet Argentine dinner and the Tango show.

LACW 2013’s Closing Event, a performance by Ballet Hispanico
(http://www.ballethispanico.org/), is scheduled for November 23 at The
Apollo Theater, 253 West 125th Street in Manhattan. The nation’s leading
Latino dance company returns to the Apollo stage, following last
season’s sold-out event.

For a calendar of activities, please visit
http://www.lacw.net/.

Among other participating musicians and ensembles in the ever-growing
LACW list soprano Angelica de la Riva, pianist Cesar Reyes, bandoneonist
Daniel Binelli, Encuentro NYC Colombian Music Festival, guitarist
Francisco Roldan, the Latin American Piano and Song Festival of NYC,
Mano a Mano, guitairst Nilko Andreas, North/South Consonance, bassist
Pedro Giraudo, Quintet of the Americas, Regional de NY and the Whin
Music Project.

Dance companies participating include the Astoria Tango Club, Ballet,
Dardo Galletto Studios, Estampas Folkloricas and the Limon Dance
Company. Visual arts participants include Christie's, Galeria Galou,
Museo del Barrio, PINTA Latin Art Fair and Sotheby’s.

For a calendar of activities, list of participants and more, please
visit http://www.lacw.net/.

 


Another New York Cool Tip:

A.R. Gurney's
FAMILY FURNITURE
Tuesday - Saturday at 7pm
Saturday - Sunday at 3pm.
November 12 – December 22
The Flea

The Flea Theater proudly presents the limited Off-Broadway engagement of FAMILY FURNITURE by A.R. Gurney. It is directed by Tony Award nominee Thomas Kail (In The Heights) starring Carolyn McCormick (Law & Order), Peter Scolari (Girls, Newhart, Bosom Buddies), and Andrew Keenan-Bolger (Newsies) with newcomers Ismenia Mendes and Molly Nordin. Previews begin November 12 at The Flea with opening slated for Sunday, November 24.

Jim Simpson, Artistic Director of The Flea says “In FAMILY FURNITURE, Gurney returns to home territory, writing about the manners and morals of the white Anglo-Saxon Protestant upper class with the warmth, humor and insight that have spanned his career.”

FAMILY FURNITURE is a coming of age tale about a family and one certain summer when everything shifts. Gurney gives us Buffalo, gin and tonics, tennis doubles with the Baldwins, vichyssoise and so much more in this heartfelt tale about parents and children.

Tickets $15 - $70 with lowest priced tickets available on a first-come, first-served basis. Pay-What-You-Can Tuesdays at the door. Tickets can be purchased by calling 212-352-3101 or online at www.theflea.org.

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

 


 

November 14, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

BARBARA COOK
November 14 at 8 PM
TOWN HALL

Legendary concert artist and Kennedy Center Honoree Barbara Cook returns to Town Hall with a new evening of song (and stories) during which she’ll continue to delve into her newly developed repertoire of jazz and swing while also reprising her now-classic renditions of songs from Broadway and the great American songbook.

For More Info: http://thetownhall.org/event/470-barbara-cook

For Tickets: http://www.ticketmaster.com/Barbara-Cook-tickets/artist/1471050
To order by phone, call Ticketmaster at (800) 982.2787 or www.ticketmaster.com. Orchestra: $85, $70, $65; Balcony/Loge $70, $55


TOWN HALL | 123 West 43rd Street (between 6th Avenue & Broadway)


Another New York Cool Tip:

SMASHED: The Carrie Nation Story
Thursday November 14th. 8pm-9pm
Freddy's Bar and Backroom

Bringing the hatchet-wielding icon of the temperance movement quite literally to life, Brooklyn-based company Opera on Tap presents its hit production of James Barry's SMASHED: The Carrie Nation Story at the iconic Brooklyn watering hole and cultural hub Freddy's Bar and Backroom in a fully immersive, all-bar-encompassing version of the production.

Free admission. For more information visit www.SmashedtheOpera.com

Freddy's Bar and Backroom | 627 5th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY



November 13, 2013

Please help the typhoon victims in the Philippines. Here is a link to the UN World Food program:

https://www.wfp.org/donate/typhoon-philippines-b


New York Cool Tip:

The Making of an Avant Garde:
Iaus 1967-1984, film screening and discussion
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 7 -9:30 PM
The Cooper Union – Great Hall

Filmmaker/architect/ Cooper Union professor Diana Agrest explores the fertile beginnings of Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies and its enduring significance as a locus for the avant-garde. Founded in 1967 with close ties to The Museum of Modern Art, the Institute’s young, little known founders and participants would shape architectural practice and theory for decades, making New York the global center for architectural debate and discourse in the United States. The film features Mark Wigley, Peter Eisenman, Diana Agrest, Charles Gwathmey, Mario Gandelsonas, Richard Meier, Kenneth Frampton, Barbara Jakobson, Frank Gehry, Anthony Vidler, Deborah Berke, Rem Koolhaas, Stan Allen, Suzanne Stephens, Bernard Tschumi, Joan Ockman, among others. Following the screening, Agrest will lead a panel discussion featuring prominent members of today’s design community.

The event is co-sponsored by the Architectural League of New York. It is free and open to the public. Seating is general admission. A reception will follow the discussion. Visit www.cooper.edu for more information.

The Cooper Union – Great Hall | 7 East 7th Street between 3rd and 4th Aves
New York, NY 10003


Another New York Cool Tip:

The Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering
Cancer Center Associates Committee
Annual Fall Party
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 7:00 pm Cocktails 8:00 pm Dinner
Four Seasons Restaurant

On Wednesday, November 13, 2013, The Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center’s Associates Committee will host its annual Fall Party. This sparkling event will be held at the Four Seasons Restaurant, kicking off with cocktails followed by a three-course dinner and dancing. All proceeds from the evening benefit the Pediatrics Department at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. The glamorous evening is sponsored by Carolina Herrera and is co-chaired by Hayley Bloomingdale, Joanna Baker de Neufville, Emilia Fanjul Pfeifler and Cynthia Smith and Honorary Chairman Patricia Herrera Lansing, daughter of Carolina Herrera.

Tickets/Information: Contact Charlotte Reardon @ The Society of MSKCC reardonc@mskcc.org | 212.639.2103
Website: www.thesocietyofmskcc.org

Four Seasons Restaurant | 99 East 52nd St | New York


 

November 12, 2013

The victims in the Philippines are dying of thirst and are extremely hungry and in need of shelter.

Please read this article in the New York Times with a list of charities who need our donations and please give.


New York Cool Tip:

Anton Chekhov's
Uncle Vanya
October 29th through November 20th
Tues, Weds, Thurs & Sat @ 8pm, Sundays @ 7PM
The Stanton Street Shul

After an acclaimed and sold-out run of Anton Chekhov's lesser known short stories, Russian director Aleksey Burago returns with Uncle Vanya, one of the most beloved plays in the Russian repertoire. A once celebrated academic whose career and health are in decline, Professor Serebryakov returns to his late spouse's country estate with his glamorous young wife, where they bring the lives of everyone around them to utter chaos. Staged at the unusual and historic Stanton Street Shul, this production also features the striking set design of Olia Rogova. Join The Russian Arts Theater & Studio as characters desperately fumble their way through love triangles, misunderstandings and the search for salvation.Fro more information visit http://russiantheater.org/UncleVanya.html

Tickets $18. To purchase tickets visit
http://www.smarttix.com/show.aspx?showCode=UNC42

The Stanton Street Shul | 180 Stanton Street, New York, NY 10002

 


Another New York Cool Tip:

RuPaul's Drag Race Winner Jinkx Monsoon Premieres
THE VAUDEVILLIANS
Monday, November 11 at 7:00pm
Monday, November 11 at 9:30pm
Tuesday, November 12 at 7pm
Sunday, November 17 at 7pm
Monday, November 18 at 7pm
Tuesday, November 19 at 10pm
The Laurie Beechman Theatre

RuPaul's Drag Race favorite Jinkx Monsoon makes her New York debut with the premiere of THE VAUDEVILLIANS, a musical comedy show co-starring composer and musician Richard Andriessen. THE VAUDEVILLIANS will be at The Laurie Beechman Theater (inside West Bank Cafe at 407 West 42nd Street -- at Ninth Avenue, accessible from the A,C,E,N,R,V,F,1,2,3 trains at 42nd Street). Performances will run July 9 - 26, schedule varies.

Throughout the 1920's Kitty Witless and Dr. Dan Von Dandy toured speakeasies and burlesque theaters through the United States as THE VAUDEVILLIANS, wowing audiences with their edgy, original music. Unfortunately, one day, tragedy struck. While touring through Antarctica, they were victims of a devastating avalanche and were buried under two tons of sleet and snow - instantly freezing them alive. But thanks to Global Warming, they recently thawed out only to discover that pop artists of various decades had stolen their music and passed it off as their own. Much to their shock and chagrin, songs including "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" (which was originally about the Woman's Suffragette Movement), and "Drop it Like it's Hot" (which was originally about the invention of the electric iron) had become hits for lesser artists. Now, at long last, they are taking to the stage to reclaim their songs, performing their music as originally composed.

Tickets are $22 (plus a $15 food/drink minimum.) A $40 VIP ticket including priority seating and meet-and-greet is also available. To purchase tickets, call 212-352-3101 or visit www.SpinCycleNYC.com.


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


 

November 11, 2013

The Films of Fernando Arrabal
November 11 - Screenings Beginning at 10am
Martin Segal Theatre

Daytime Screenings
L’EMPEREUR DU PÉROU | 10:00am
ADIEU, BABYLONE! | 11:30am
LE CIMETIÈRE DES VOITURES | 1:00pm
EL ÁRBOL DE GUERNICA | 2:40pm
J’IRAI COMME UN CHEVAL FOU | 4:30pm

Evening Screening
VIVA LA MUERTE! | 6:30pm

Co-presented by Spain Culture New York- Consulate General of Spain and Performa as part of Performa 13 in collaboration with the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center. Organized by Marc Arthur, Charles Aubin, Águeda Sanfiz, and Frank Hentschker.

Free!

Martin Segal Theatre | 365 Fifth Avenue


Another New York Cool Tip:

Kelsey Osgood's
How to Disappear Completely: On Modern Anorexia
November 11, 2013 7:00pm-9:00pm
Powerhouse Arena


On Monday November 11, 2013, The Powerhouse Arena will be hosting the book launch for Kelsey Osgood's debut book, How to Disappear Completely: On Modern Anorexia. The event will be a reading by Kelsey Osgood as well as a panel with Kelsey Osgood, Kate Taylor, Daphne Merkin, and Diana Freed. The book launch will be held from 7:00pm-9:00pm at The Powerhouse Arena, 37 Main Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201. For more information, please call 719.666.3049. RSVP appreciated: RSVP@powerHouseArena.com.

In this provocative debut, Osgood deftly weaves a courageous memoir detailing her ten-year battle with anorexia with subversive commentary debunking long-held myths of the disease and the media storm that surrounds it. Osgood describes the emotionally devastating battle she faced through three hospitalizations, revealing the cultish interior of the illness that encompasses both competition and camaraderie among anorectics. Through her compelling storytelling and critical commentary, Osgood has crafted a new kind of memoir for the modern era of illness; one she hopes will ultimately lead others to their own recovery.

Powerhouse Arena | 37 Main Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201


 

November 10, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

NYC Debut Concert
Vivienne Aerts
Sunday November 10th. 9.30PM
Metropolitan Room

On November 10th, Vivienne Aerts will have her NYC - debut exclusively in the Metropolitan Room. She will perform standards and original songs together with pianist Florian Weber. This concert will be preparing for January, when she will perform in the Netherlands during the Jazz festival of Leiden with Lee Konitz and Florian Weber. From the Netherlands, Vivienne Aerts (1986) lives in Boston (USA) and studies at Berklee College of Music. She is among the world's 30 most promising jazz students being admitted to the Global Jazz Institute jazz talent program. Her teachers include renowned jazz artists such as Danilo Perez, Joe Lovano, John Patitucci, Ed Saindon and Jetro Da Silva. Her music refers to the sounds of the Ella, Duke and Miles. Being occasionally uncategorizable Vivienne is more than a composer and a singer. The flow of her music creates an intimate connection with the audience while she is using lyrics, loops and improvisation. In 2009 was the release of the 1st cd called 'Roofgarden' and her second cd "Polaroid" (2012) is a snappy Jazz a cappella EP, recorded with Australian electronic producer Geoff Baker. For more information, please visit www.vivienneaerts.com

Tickets $20. For more information or advance purchase call 212.206.0440 or visit www.metropolitanroom.com


Metropolitan Room | 34 West 22ND ST, New York



Another New York Cool Tip:

"An American Family Takes a Lover"
November 7 to 17, 2013 at 8:00 PM
Sundays at 3:00 PM
Theater for the New City

"An American Family Takes a Lover" by Amina Henry is a dark, dark comedy that peeks into the household comprised of an upscale American couple, Richard David and Lady Anne, and their "other person," a young Black woman named Justine who is their slave. The arrival of a handyman to fix a hole in the wall sets off a series of developments that tear this cockeyed family apart in an absurd parable that explores The Stockholm Syndrome through a sexual and racial lens. Theater for the New City, 155 First Ave., will present The Cell Theatre Company's production of the play November 7 to 17. It's a premiere run, directed by Kira Simring, Artistic Director of The Cell Theatre Company (founding Artistic Director Nancy Manocherian), where the piece was originally incubated. In the comedy, a young girl named Justine has been locked up in a white couple's home as a slave for an untold number of years, taking pride in her place in the family and mistaking any lack of abuse from her captors for an act of kindness. When the handyman is called to the house to fix a hole in the wall, he catalyzes a slow, gradual process in Justine by which she begins self-actualize and withdraw from this cruel nest.

$15 general admission. Box office (212) 254-1109, www.theaterforthenewcity.net

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


 

November 9, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Juilliard Chamber Orchestra
Saturday, November 9 at 8:00 PM
Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center

The conductorless Juilliard Chamber Orchestra presents a program featuring Grieg’s Holberg Suite (1884) of eighteenth century dance forms, Joan Tower’s viola concerto Purple Rhapsody (2006) (viola soloist to be announced 10/9) and Bizet’s brilliant early work—Symphony No. 1 (1855).

Tickets $20 currently available at the Alice Tully Hall Box Office, by calling CenterCharge (212) 721-6500, or online at www.juilliard.edu/fallorch; Senior/Student tickets $10 available at the Alice Tully Hall Box Office only
www.juilliard.edu/fallorch


Alice Tully Hall | 1941 Broadway, NY, NY 10023


Another New York Cool Tip:

2013 WAVE RISING SERIES
Wednesday, October 23 - Sunday, November 10, 2013
(4pm, 7pm and 7:30pm shows, see full schedule at http://2013waverisingseries-freelisting.eventbrite.com)
WHITE WAVE John Ryan Theater

Catch the Wave! WHITE WAVE hosts and produces its 2013 WAVE RISING SERIES featuring 21 companies/choreographers and 89 artists in 21 performances in its renowned three week festival. Selected by a panel led by WHITE WAVE’s Artistic Director Young Soon Kim, this series furthers our commitment to find, nurture and broaden horizons for extraordinary artists in a program formatted to show their in-depth work. Presenting both rising stars and established world-class companies from New York City and around the world, the WAVE RISING SERIES also functions as New York City Season for artists who may not have the time or resources to produce a full event on their own, and allows them to tap into a community of peers.

PREVIEW NIGHTS – OCTOBER 23, 30 & NOVEMBER 6
These three single-night unique previews offer a sampling of all of the artists participating in the upcoming week’s performances. Post-performance discussion with the choreographers!!

Tickets $20-$30
For more info & tickets, visit http://2013waverisingseries-freelisting.eventbrite.com

WHITE WAVE John Ryan Theater | 25 Jay Street
Enter around the corner on John Street
DUMBO Brooklyn, NY 11201


 

November 8, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Paula Vogel's
The Baltimore Waltz
November 8th - 23rd
Underground Theater

In this humorous allegory for the AIDS crisis in the 1980s, Anna, an unmarried schoolteacher, is diagnosed with ATD (Acquired Toilet Disease). It's fatal and mysterious, so she and her brother Carl take off for a dream tour of Europe before the inevitable happens. As Anna drowns herself in the sensuality of food and sex, Carl becomes involved in a wild Third Mannish espionage scheme to find a cure for his sister. But the cracks in the story start to widen and soon the audience becomes aware that they are engaged in Anna's fantasy attempt at keeping her brother's spirit alive when she cannot save his life. Produced by Retro Productions. Directed by Peter Zinn.

Tickets are $18.00 and are available at www.retroproductions.org or by calling 866-811-4111.


Underground Theater | 64 East 4th Street
Between 2nd Avenue & Bowery, New York, New York, 10003.


 

Another New York Cool Tip:

Parthenia, a Consort of Viols
Presents Random Access Music Composers' Collective Concerts
Friday, November 8 and Saturday, November 9 – 8 PM both days
Benzaquen Hall of the DiMenna Center for Classical Music in Manhattan
and
Waltz-Astoria in Queens


Parthenia, New York’s premiere viol consort, will be in concert on Friday, November 8, 2013 at 8:00 PM performing World premieres for viol quartets by the composers of Random Access Music at Benzaquen Hall of the DiMenna Center for Classical Music, 450 W 37th Street in Manhattan. The program, part of the ensemble’s 2013-2014 Prisms concert season, will be repeated on Saturday, November 9 at 8:00 PM at Waltz-Astoria, 23-14 Ditmars Boulevard in Astoria, Queens.

Works to be performed are Jonathan Pieslak’s Bhakti (1), Unburdening, for viol consort and recorded chanting, Gilbert Galindo’s Tierra Magnifica, for viol consort, B. Allen Schulz’s Aspects of a Singularity, for viol consort, David Fetherolf’s Atrytone, for treble and bass viol duo and Frances White’s From a Fairy Tale, for viol consort. The Random Access Music Composers' Collective is B. Allen Schulz, Gilbert Galindo, Jonathan Pieslak, David Fetherolf and guest composer Frances White. Visit them at http://www.ram-nyc.org.

Tickets for the November 8 concert are $20 and are available at 800-838-3006 or http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/411169. There is a $10 table fee for the November 9 event. More information at 718-956-8742 or http://www.waltz-astoria.com. Visit http://www.parthenia.org for more information about the 2013-2014 season.

DiMenna Center for Classical Music | 450 W 37th Street in Manhattan
and
Waltz-Astoria | 23-14 Ditmars Boulevard in Astoria, Queens


November 7, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Protocinema Presents
Köken Ergun
Opening: Thursday, November 7, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
TALK: conversation with Chus Martinez and Köken Ergun:
Thursday, November 7, 6:00 pm
Exhibition runs: November 7 - December 14, 2013
Wednesday - Saturday, 12:00 - 6:00 pm
Westbeth Building Basement

Protocinema presents Ashura (2012), a three-channel video installation by Köken Ergun. Ashura is the name of a the holy day central to Shi'a Muslim belief. With this video installation, which documents the day of Ashura celebrations in an underdeveloped neighbourhood on the outskirts of Istanbul, Turkey, Ergun continues his investigation into rituals and ceremonies in various sub-cultures, as well as the customs that define and bind communities.

To make Ashura Köken Ergun worked in close collaboration for over three years with the people of Zeynebiye neighborhood in Istanbul, Turkey. During this time he documented the community's preparations for the day of Ashura ceremonies, practices which include group chants, a mass walk, a theatrical re-enactment of the historic battle, and an isolated weeping ritual at the end of the day.

Westbeth Building Basement | 55 Bethune St. | At Washington St, New York


Another New York Cool Tip:

SCARYOKE!!! organized by Dan Kois
Opening Reception: November 6, 2013, 8 PM - 1 AM
Exhibition Dates: November 7 - December 21, 2013
Times vary/special exhibition hours listed below
apexart

SCARYOKE!!! will be a six-week party: a chance for New Yorkers to sing on a Saturday night, on their lunch hour, or after a morning jog. It is an experiment, encouraging visitors to explore the outer boundaries of their own performative instincts and capacity for risk-taking. It is an exploration of the different modes of public and private singing with three unique singing environments - the privacy of singing in the shower, the semi-privacy of rocking out in a car, and the fully public performance at a karaoke bar. Basically, it's a joy factory. You might be wondering, what makes this scary? We don't take requests and you can't choose your song. You just get the mic, the music starts and if you know the song - you sing it. If you don't - you wing it!

FREE
Special Exhibition Hours:
Tuesdays, 11 AM - 6 PM
Wednesdays, 12 - 8 PM
Thursdays, 3 - 11 PM
Fridays, 1 PM - 1 AM
Saturdays, 11 AM - 10 PM
http://apexart.org/exhibitions/kois.php

apexart | 291 Church Street
Between Walker & White Streets
212.431.5270


 

November 6, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

"Time" - Cellist Caroline Stinson in Recital
with pianist Molly Morkoski
Sponsored by the Consulate General of Finland in New York
November 6, 2013 8:00 PM
Merkin Hall, New York City

Cellist Caroline Stinson makes her solo recital debut at New York City’s Merkin Hall this November 6, 2013, presenting a compelling and thought-invoking program of music for cello with piano and electronics. She has performed dozens of premieres in both North America and Europe and has worked closely with composers Pierre Boulez, Peter Eotvos, John Harbison, Aaron Jay Kernis, Paul Moravec, Steven Stucky, and Joan Tower, to name a few, and has performed and toured with a multitude of ensembles including the Bang On a Can All-Stars, ISCM League of Composers and Continuum of New York City and Accroche Note of France. Sponsored by the Consulate General of Finland in New York, this musical evening explores composers uniquely interested in Time, how music is conceived within it and the various ways in which we experience Time through music. Ms. Stinson has a direct connection with each work, beginning with Elliott Carter's landmark Cello Sonata of 1948; she worked directly with the composer in his New York City apartment while a student at Juilliard, where she studied the piece with Joel Krosnick. The world premiere of Branic Howard's Folds and Overlays, written for Ms. Stinson, is based on Jorge Luis Borges' short story, On Exactitude in Science. Ms. Stinson first performed Joan Tower's Tres Lent with the composer at Maverick Concerts in Woodstock, NY in 2002. Influenced by Olivier Messiaen, the work is the composer's "attempt to make 'slow' music work." T. Patrick Carrabres’s Ancestral Drones was commissioned for Ms. Stinson, and she gave the world premiere of the work in Canada in 2011. The program concludes with Magnus Lindberg's Konzertstuck for cello and piano. Ms. Stinson first met Mr. Lindberg in 2010, when he heard her perform Esa-Pekka Salonen's fiendishly difficult solo cello work, YTA III, at New York City's Poisson Rouge. Caroline’s recent recording with the Lark Quartet of music by Jennifer Higdon was chosen by New York City's WQXR as "Album of the Week" in March of 2013.

Tickets
General Admission: $30
Student / Senior*: $20
* Tickets only available at box office or by phone
212 501 3330. Students must show ID. boxoffice@kaufmanmusiccenter.org -
- See more at: http://www.kaufmanmusiccenter.org/mch/event/time-a-personal-lens#sthash.vu84h37u.dpuf

Merkin Concert Hall | Kaufman Music Center | Goodman House, 129 W. 67th Street
New York, NY 10023


Another New York Cool Tip:

LADYSTEIN - AT IT AGAIN. AGAIN.
Wednesday, November 6th - 7pm-9pm
Rock Shop


After more than 4 years away on rock sabbatical, Ladystein is back - AGAIN. Ladystein is one part science experiment, one part retro dance party, one band that is like nothing you have seen before. Created in a lab to rock 'n' roll, Ladystein is "grounded 60 years in the past and 20 years in the future" (Logo Online). Tonight, the"wry but sweet-natured band" (Village Voice) will "harmonize about funny subjects" (Time Out NY). "Reminiscent of eating Jujubes at a drive-in movie" (Beyond Race), Ladystein is "ever-eclectic" (Go! Magazine) and this is one reunion show that you can't miss.

with: The Clay Dots, Oh Halo
For more information on Ladystein, visit www.ladystein.com
For more information on the show visit therockshopny.com

$8


ROCK SHOP | 249 4th Avenue, Brooklyn (President & Carroll Streets) | R to Union St |
(718) 230-5740


 

November 5, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Ernie Allen Smith
The General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen Artisan Lecture Series
Tuesday, November 5, 2013 @ 6:30PM
The General Society Library

On Tuesday, November 5 will be custom embroidery artisan, Ernie Allen Smith who will talk about the exceptional work of his company, Penn & Fletcher. The company is known internationally for creating custom embroidery for museums, artists, architects, interior designers, fashion designers, theater and movie designers.

The Lectures start at 6:30 P.M. in The General Society Library, 20 West 44th Street (Between 5th and 6th Avenues), Manhattan and will be followed by a reception. Advance registration is suggested: $15 General admission, $10 General Society members, $5 Students. To register or to become a ‘Friend of the Artisan Lecture Series’ ($100 contribution for admission to the entire Lecture Series.) please contact the General Society at: 212.840.1840, ext 2 or e-mail: karin.taylor@generalsociety.org
www.generalsociety.org


The General Society Library | 20 West 44th Street (Between 5th and 6th Avenues




November 4, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Nicholas McGegan Leads Juilliard415
Dresden and Berlin: A Celebration of Two Courts
Monday, November 4 at 8:00 PM
Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center

British conductor and early music specialist Nicholas McGegan leads the School’s period instrument ensemble, Juilliard415, in a program of rarely-performed works by Bohemian and German composers for Juilliard’s 12th annual tribute concert to the late philanthropist Jerome L. Greene.

Tickets $20 currently available at the Alice Tully Hall Box Office, by calling CenterCharge (212) 721-6500, or online at www.juilliard.edu/fallhistorical. Senior/Student tickets $10 available at the Alice Tully Hall Box Office only
www.juilliard.edu/fallhistorical


Alice Tully Hall | 1941 Broadway, NY, NY 10023


 

November 3, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Maureen Fleming's
B.MADONNA
Thursday - Saturday at 7:30 PM
Sunday at 2:30 PM.
October 17 - November 3
La MaMA

La MaMa presents Maureen Fleming in the New York premiere of B.
MADONNA. Created, choreographed, and performed by Fleming, it features text by David Henry Hwang, music by Philip Glass performed live by pianist Bruce Brubaker, original accordion by Guy Klucevsek, Taiko drumming by Kaoru Watanabe and three-dimensional video projections by longtime collaborator Christopher Odo. Performances continue through November 3 at The Ellen Stewart Theater at La MaMa. Please note: This performance contains nudity.

Inspired in part by La MaMa founder Ellen Stewart, B. MADONNA is a contemporary unveiling of the myth of Persephone. It is a meditation on the possibility of 'miracles'.

Tickets are $25 / $20 for students/seniors, available at 212-475-7710 or www.lamama.org.

The Ellen Stewart Theater at La MaMa | 66 East 4th Street, 2nd floor (between 2nd & 3rd Aves -- accessible from the F train at 2nd Ave).


 

November 2, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Savion Glover's STePz
Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 8pm
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College

Internationally acclaimed tap dance virtuoso Savion Glover returns to Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College to open their 2013-2014 season with a one-night-only engagement of his new show, Savion Glover's STePz, on Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 8pm.

In Savion Glover's STePz, Mr. Glover and his ensemble of dancers (TLHS) take tap dance to new heights while fusing traditional music selections of the past with his self-proclaimed tap style of the future. The production demonstrates Mr. Glover's incredible ability to perform the complexities of jazz phrasing - both bass line and melody - as well as wild improvisations that incorporate both structure and deconstruction. Brooklyn Center's season opener will give Brooklyn audiences the opportunity to experience the versatility and virtuosity of Savion Glover's genius as a tap master.


Online orders: BrooklynCenterOnline.org
Box Office: (718) 951-4500 (Tues-Sat, 1pm-6pm)
Tickets are $45/$36 (orchestra/mezzanine) and can be purchased by phone at 718-951-4500 (Tues-Sat, 1pm-6pm) or online at www.BrooklynCenterOnline.org.



Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
Walt Whitman Theatre at Brooklyn College
2/5 trains to Brooklyn College/Flatbush Avenue
Groups of 15 or more: (718) 951-4600, ext. 3331


 

November 1, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Dia de Los Muertos
Junior Council Celebration
Friday, November 1, 2013
8:00pm - 1:00am
El Museo del Barrio

El Museo's Junior Council invites you to celebrate Día de los Muertos. This annual fundraising benefit will feature a dazzling artist-created altar by Yaocihuatzin, with a special performance by Latin-fusion star Xenia Rubinos, music by DJ David Lipke and Kyra Caruso, a fabulous silent auction, and special holiday food and drink, including Pan de Muertos.

Admission: Fees Vary
http://elmuseo.org


El Museo del Barrio | 230 5th Ave bet. 104 and 105 Streets


 

October 31, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Fashion & Art Masquerade Benefit
Thursday Oct 31, 2013. 9pm-2am
Holy Apostles Ballroom

The Set NYC presents: A Masquerade Art Ball: A Costume Fashion Show by Yesterdaynight. A benefit for Freedomladder.com: Stopping child sex slave trafficking. A Costume Fashion show by Vogue and Inside New York featured designer Yesterdaynight. Hosted by philantropist and award winning actress Qurrat Ann Kadwani. Artwork and art presentation by Tobin Eason (BalletNext, American Ballet Theatre). Free gifts and beauty masks from Grand Central Beauty and Elucid Fashion Magazine. Music by DJ J Hooks!

No cover before 10pm. $10 afterwards which includes free drink. $5 drinks all night which includes wine, beer, and mixed drinks. Food catered by Noel's Kitchen available for purchase. Artwork and masks available for purchase. Best mask of the event receives gifts from Exhale Spa.

Email press@thesetnyc.com for RSVP, Press, permitting cameras, and VIP tables.

Art Shows by BarraVision (www.rebeccabarra.com), Jimmy Aponte (www.instagram.com/jimmyaponte), Jessica Glick Photography (www.jessicaglick.com), Gylliayn Art (www.thegmedia.com), Lindsay Risk (www.rosybleu.com), and Devon Morgan.

For ticket information and purchasing visit:
http://oct31fashionandartmasquerade.eventbrite.com


Holy Apostles Ballroom | 296 9th Ave, New York, NY 10003


Another New York Cool Tip:

Gallim Dance
Halloween Dance Party
Thursday October 31st 8PM - 2AM
Gallim Studio

Gallim Dance is hosting a Halloween Dance Party on Thursday October 31st, a fundraiser night for the Brooklyn-based dance company. Join Gallim in its studio space inside the landmark building of the Church of St. Luke and St. Matthew in Clinton Hill for live music _ provided by folk-rock band Lightning Jar from 8-9 PM _ DJ sets, cheap drinks, and dancing with the company members on the most mischievous night of the year.

TICKETS | Advanced Tickets Before Oct 21: $10 | After Oct 21: $15 | At The Door: $20

A portion of your ticket is tax-deductible. I.D.s must be presented at the door.

PURCHASE TICKETS
halloweenwithgallim.eventbrite.com


FACEBOOK EVENT
http://on.fb.me/1fxfODL

Gallim Studio - Church of St. Luke & St. Matthew | 520 Clinton Ave Brooklyn, NY



Another New York Cool Tip:

Spirits of Halloweens Past
October 31st 5-7PM
New-York Historical Society

Kids and their families dress up as their favorite historical characters and celebrate Spirits of Halloweens Past at the New-York Historical Society and the DiMenna Children’s History Museum.

Meet the headless horsemanand enjoy musical performances of Haunted History Tales by master spooky storyteller Jonathan Kurk. Listen to Gilded Age ghost stories and consider your fate with nineteenth-century fortune tellers, but be careful not to fall for their tricks!
Taste test historic candy and participate in hands-on demonstrations with Sarah Lohman of Four Pounds Flour. Who knew candy corn has been around since 1880?
Everyone; ideal for ages 6 and up.

COST: Free with museum admission (Children $6, Teachers & Seniors $14, Students $12, Adults $18; Free for ages 4 and under).

INFO: For more information on New-York Historical Society family programs and the DiMenna Children’s History Museum, please call (212) 485-9293, e-mail familyprograms@nyhistory.org or visit nyhistory.org/childrens-museum

New-York Historical Society | 170 Central Park West at 77th Street, Manhattan
And DiMenna Children’s History Museum (Lower Level)


Another New York Cool Tip:

Theater for the New City's
Village Halloween Costume Ball
October 31 | Outdoor entertainment 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Doors open 7:30 pm
155 First Avenue (at E. 10th St.)
Aand the block of E. 10th St. between 1st and 2nd Avenues
Theater for the New City

Nonstop theater, a costume competition and ballroom dancing will bewitch the East Village in Theater for the New City's 37th annual Village Halloween Costume Ball on Thursday, October 31 at TNC, 155 First Avenue. This unique festival continues as a grand coming-together for everyday New Yorkers and artists alike. A carefree fall tradition, it celebrates the creativity that comes with the season. The one-night fiesta takes over all four of TNC's theater spaces, plus its lobby and the block of East Tenth Street between First and Second Avenues. Customarily over 1,500 wildly-clad celebrants gather for dancing, dining, showing off costumes and viewing acts from the cutting-edge of Cabaret and Theater. Once inside, everything is free except food and drink, which are graveyard dirt-cheap.

Admission is $20; costume or formal wear is required.

Info/ticketing www.theaterforthenewcity.net

Theater for the New City | 155 First Avenue NY, NY 10003


 

October 30, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

2013 WAVE RISING SERIES
Wednesday, October 23 - Sunday, November 10, 2013
(4pm, 7pm and 7:30pm shows, see full schedule at http://2013waverisingseries-freelisting.eventbrite.com)
WHITE WAVE John Ryan Theater

Catch the Wave! WHITE WAVE hosts and produces its 2013 WAVE RISING SERIES featuring 21 companies/choreographers and 89 artists in 21 performances in its renowned three week festival. Selected by a panel led by WHITE WAVE’s Artistic Director Young Soon Kim, this series furthers our commitment to find, nurture and broaden horizons for extraordinary artists in a program formatted to show their in-depth work. Presenting both rising stars and established world-class companies from New York City and around the world, the WAVE RISING SERIES also functions as New York City Season for artists who may not have the time or resources to produce a full event on their own, and allows them to tap into a community of peers.

PREVIEW NIGHTS – OCTOBER 23, 30 & NOVEMBER 6
These three single-night unique previews offer a sampling of all of the artists participating in the upcoming week’s performances. Post-performance discussion with the choreographers!!

Tickets $20-$30
For more info & tickets, visit http://2013waverisingseries-freelisting.eventbrite.com

WHITE WAVE John Ryan Theater | 25 Jay Street
Enter around the corner on John Street
DUMBO Brooklyn, NY 11201




Another New York Cool Tip:

Nicholas McGegan Master Class
Wednesday, October 30 at 5 PM
Paul Hall – The Juilliard School

Juilliard Historical Performance hosts British conductor and early music authority Nicholas McGegan for a public master class, featuring period instrumental performances by Juilliard musicians.

FREE tickets available 10/23 at the Juilliard Box Office

http://events.juilliard.edu/?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D80463070

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

 


 

October 29, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

BLOOD MANOR
NYC’S PREMIER HAUNTED ATTRACTION RETURNS
Thursdays 7:30PM-12:00AM
FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS 7:30PM-2:00AM
SUNDAYS 6PM-11PM
Tuesday, October 29 7:30PM-1AM
Wednesday, October 30 7:30PM-1AM
Halloween, Thursday, October 31 6:00PM – 1AM
Friday & Saturday, Nov. 1 & 2 7:30PM – 1AM
October 4 - November 2nd
163 Varick

In 2013, BLOOD MANOR, NYC’S Premier Haunted Attraction, returns for its 9th fear inducing REIGN OF TERROR at 163 Varick Street in lower Manhattan’s Hudson Square District!

The residents of BLOOD MANOR have missed you all and are anxiously awaiting their opportunity to terrorize once again this Halloween season.
For eight successful seasons, BLOOD MANOR has made facing your darkest fears part of NYC’S Halloween season. As the “SCARIEST TIME OF THE YEAR” approaches, BLOOD MANOR again wishes to thank all of its loyal supporters with continued discount ticket promotions including the return of the very popular Student Nights; Free Admission on your Birthday Nights and promo codes on all flyers and many websites for discount online tickets. In addition, BLOOD MANOR has special discount ticket packages available.

2013 will introduce new experiences that will test your threshold for terror: the SHOCKTORIUM; JUNGLE TERROR and the CARNIVAL OF SOULS are just a few of the new fear inducing experiences awaiting your return! In addition, the journey will include the creepy 3D labyrinth! The inhabitants are hell bent on making every visitor a contributor- to their BLOOD BANK!

For more information please visit www.bloodmanor.com.

163 Varick Street | Lower Manhattan’s Hudson Square District


Another New York Cool Tip:

NIGHTMARE: KILLERS2
SEPTEMBER 27 – NOVEMBER 2, 2013
THE CLEMENTE SOTO VELEZ CULTURAL CENTER


THE HARROWING SEQUEL TO LAST YEAR’S CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED “KILLERS” INSTALLMENT WILL CONFRONT EVEN MORE OF THE WORLDS MOST NOTORIOUS SERIAL KILLERS

New York’s first and most terrifying haunted house, NIGHTMARE, will be celebrating its 10th year in New York City this fall. This milestone Anniversary comes as producers Timothy Haskell (Creator of Nightmare) and Steve Kopelman, (producer of Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare”) announce plans for KILLERS2 a horrifying, immersive haunted house experience about our obsession and fascination with serial killers both real and fictional. KILLERS2 is the follow-up to last year’s widely talked about, highly successful and critically acclaimed “Killers” installment and will run September 27th through November 2, 2012 at the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center, 107 Suffolk Street between Rivington and Delancey on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. www.hauntedhousenyc.com

This year, visitors navigating the tormenting labyrinth of NIGHTMARE: KILLERS2 will encounter various psychopaths, including Harrison Graham, Aileen Wournos, and Charles Manson - among others - who are neither glorified or romanticized – but rather presented for what they are...scary as hell! Focusing on both the perpetrators and their victims, both historical and contemporary, KILLERS2 sets out to prove that the most haunting experiences are those that are real. There is nothing more frightening than the monsters that walk among us.
NIGHTMARE: KILLERS2 will also feature in the lobby THE KILLER ACTS STAGE, a performance stage for artists of the grand guignol and beyond to regale and entertain the waiting audiences throughout the night. Different acts every hour!

For a full schedule of performances visit www.hauntedhousenyc.com

Tickets for NIGHTMARE: KILLERS2 are $30 - $60 and available at www.hauntedhousenyc.com, or at the box office prior to each performance.
Facebook: www.facebook.com/NightmareNYC?
Twitter: @NIGHTMARENYC
Visit Timothy Haskell’s blog at www.iscareyou.com

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


 

October 28, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Aperture 1/1 Benefit and Auction
Monday, October 28th, 2013
6:30 pm VIP Preview
7:00 pm General admission
IAC HQ

A one-of-a-kind party featuring unique performances and 1/1 commissioned works in support of Aperture Foundation’s education and visual-literacy programming, featuring: ALBERT HAMMOND, JR. performing songs from his new EP, AHJ; video installation created for Aperture by Trollback + Co., a live auction of commissioned 1/1 photographs by Zoe Crosher, Pieter Hugo, Duane Michals, Erwin Olaf, Mickalene Thomas, and more; plus Aperture’s Instagram silent auction, curated by Kathy Ryan, director of photography at the New York Times Magazine, including works by Michael Avedon, Tierney Gearon, Daniel Gordon, Andrew Hetherington, Sally Mann, Patrick McMullan, Vik Muniz, Alex Prager, Stephen Shore, Alec Soth, Tilda Swinton, Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin, Massimo Vitali, and many more.

The Aperture 1/1 Benefit and Auction is made possible by presenting sponsor Hasselblad, and in-kind support from Espolòn Tequila, Cakebread Cellars, SingleCut Beersmiths, Canard, Inc., Artspace, Patrick McMullan Company, LTI Lightside Photographic Services. VIP lounge presented in partnership with Hôtel Americano, featuring tastings by chef Joseph Buenconsejo

Tickets start at $250
http://www.aperture.org/benefit
benefit@aperture.org

IAC HQ | 555 W 18th St at
11th Avenue, New York


Another New York Cool Tip:

The Millay Colony for the Arts is Celebrating 40 Years!
Join us for our Ruby Anniversary Benefit Party
October 28, 2013 at 7:00 to 9:30 PM
Roulette


The Millay Colony for the Arts, an artist residency program in upstate NY,
is celebrating its 40th Anniversary with a Brooklyn Benefit Bash.

Open Bar
Live Music with Hungry Hollow Trio and Special Guests (dancing!)
Encounter Boothswith mystical magical Millay Alums:
Tarot Reading, Palm Reading, Graphology, Fortune Telling, Mesmerism, Love Artistry & Silhouette Drawing

Live performance/auctioneering by Quince Mountain will entertain and delight with a lightning-fast Auction of tempting Millay Goodies! Everything from a Personal Tour of Edna’s Upstate House and Gardens to a Sword-Fighting Lesson with our award-winning Woman Warrior Residency Director to a pan of Chef Donna’s Luscious Lasagne…

VIP Tickets $50 (includes time at Encounter Booths, free specialty drinks and a take-home goody)
Party Tickets $35 in advance; $45 day of event.
Tickets Available Starting September 23 on our Indiegogo site http://igg.me/at/MillayColony40thAnniversary

Visit www.millaycolony.org or call 518-392-4144 for more information.

Roulette | 509 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217


 

 

October 27, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Concerts on the Slope
Sunday, October 27 @ 3:00 p.m.
St. John’s Episcopal Church

WHO
Anton Rist, clarinet
Tema Watstein, violin
Benjamin Larsen, cello
Daniel Epstein, piano

PERFORMING
Beethoven: Piano Trio in c minor, Op. 1, No. 3
Juan Pablo Contreras: Silencio en Juarez
Brahms: Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Piano in a minor, Op. 114

COST:
Free-Will Donation
WEBSITE: www.concertsontheslope.com

St. John’s Episcopal Church | 139 St. John’s Place
Park Slope, Brooklyn



Another New York Cool Tip:

Dangerfest: An Album Fundraiser
Sunday, October 27th, 5PM-10PM
The Firehouse Space

Emily Danger presents Dangerfest, an album fundraiser featuring local musicians, costume contests, a raffle, prizes, and pies! Open bar for those who come in costume! The festival will feature Gracie & Rachel, Doe Paoro, Derek James & the Lovely Fools, and Emily Danger. Proceeds help fund Emily Danger’s upcoming full length album. The evening will also serve as a debut for Emily Danger’s latest music video, “Easy”.

Tickets now available online for $20 at www.emilydangerband.com

The Firehouse Space | 246 Frost St., Brooklyn, NY 11211



October 26, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Pipeline Theatre Company Premieres New Musical
BYUIOO
Wednesday - Saturday at 8pm
Additional performances Sun. Oct. 27 at 2pm & Sun. Nov. 3 at 8pm.
No performance Nov. 1.
Previews Begin October 26th
Opening October 31st
October 26 - November 16
The Gym at Judson

Award-winning Pipeline Theatre Company in association with Judson Arts presents the World Premiere of BYUIOO, a musical with book, music and lyrics by Nate Weida. This folk gospel musical, presented in an entirely made-up language, will be directed by Andrew Neisler (Pipeline's acclaimed hit Clown Bar) featuring a cast of sixteen. Previews begin October 26 at The Gym at Judson with opening slated for October 31.

BYUIOO is set in the distant future, when nature has reclaimed New York City. Humans are scarce, but those who remain have survived by banding together. Packs have created their own languages, families, and religions. But one has lost something unifying, something defining, something beautiful. Can they ever recover what they've lost?

Tickets are $18, available at 800-838-3006 or www.brownpapertickets.com.

Gym at Judson | 243 Thompson Street | At Washington Square South
Accessible from the A,C,E,B,D,F to West 4th or N,R to 8th Street.


Another New York Cool Tip:

ARTEK presents
Gerusalemme Liberata
Saturday October 26th. 8PM
St. Michael's Church


Torquato Tasso's epic poem Gerusalemme Liberata inspired Italian Renaissance and baroque madrigal composers for over 50 years, with its tales of love, war, and betrayal during the Crusades. ARTEK with present 16th-century madrigal settings by Giaches de Wert and Claudio Monteverdi, two of the great madrigal masters, together with 17th-century monody and additional madrigal settings by Rovetta, Mazzocchi, and others. Featuring the renowned ARTEK singers Laura Heimes, Barbara Hollinshead, Ryland Angel, Philip Anderson, and Peter Becker, together with members of ARTEK's outstanding continuo band.

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


St. Michael's Church | 225 West 99th Street


October 25, 2013

Just Published: Read Frank J. Avella's review of Abdellatif Kechiche’s
Blue is the Warmest Color (La Vie D’Adele)
, which opens today, Friday, October 25, 2013.


 


Venexiana Fashion
Photo Credit Beatriz Schulze

 

Also Just Published: Read my article and see Beatriz Schulze's photographs of Venexiana Fashion for Spring/Summer 2014.



New York Cool Tip:

Anneke Hansen Dance Presents
she is not a comfortable thing
October 24th @ 8pm
October 25th @ 8pm
October 26th @ 7pm & 9pm
The Graham Studio Theater @ Westbeth

Anneke Hansen Dance presents the world-premiere of “she is not a comfortable thing". This evening-length quartet contemplates the realities of female identity. The four dancers sweat, struggle, and concentrate. They stampede your vision with power and ferocious vulnerability, whip the space up with their movement, and wipe it down with their sweat-damp haunches before striding out on their own muscular legs. "she is not a comfortable thing" features dancers Ashley Handel, Anneke Hansen, Alice MacDonald, and Emily Moore. Composer Nathan Kociwill create the original score, his third for Anneke Hansen Dance. Lighting designer Holly Ko also returns for a third production, while stage designerJian Jung will create a set consisting of a suspended thread curtain.

Tickets are $20 general admission and $15 for dancers/students and can be purchased through Brown Paper Tickets online at sinact.brownpapertickets.com or at 1-800-838-3006.

The Graham Studio Theater @ Westbeth | 55 Bethune Street at Washington Street (West Village



Another New York Cool Tip:

Jennifer Sheehan in
"You Made Me Love You - Timeless Classics and New
Treasures from the American Songbook"
Sat., Oct. 19 and Fri., Oct. 25 at 10:45 pm
Café Carlyle

Multi-award winning singer Jennifer Sheehan will make her Cafe Carlyle
debut when she performs "You Made Me Love You - Timeless Classics and New
Treasures from the American Songbook"--described by Stephen Holden of The
New York Times as "smart and far-reaching." Of "the rising cabaret star,"
Mr. Holden writes, "The beauty of Ms. Sheehan’s voice..is refreshingly
unvarnished and devoid of circus tricks. Drawing from a deep well of
feeling, she interprets lyrics from the point of view of someone who knows
who she is and conveys empathy in a voice that glows with insight.”

For more information, visit: www.JenniferSheehan.com

Cover charge $30 per person (plus drink minimum). For more information or
advance purchase call
212.744.1600 or visit: thecarlyle.com

Cafe Carlyle | 35 E. 76th St., New York, NY




 

October 24, 2013

Just Published: Read Frank J. Avella's review of Rupert Holmes’s stage adaptation of John Grisham’s A Time to Kill, which is playing at Broadway's John Golden Theatre.



Ralph Rucci Fashion
Photo Credit Beatriz Schulze

Also Just Published: Read my article and see Beatriz Schulze's photographs of Ralph Rucci Fashion for Spring/Summer 2014.


New York Cool Tip:

BalaSole Dance Company
October 24 & 25 at 8 PM
Ailey Citigroup Theater

Roberto Villanueva's BalaSole Dance Company presents "Visages," a program of works by 10 talented dancer/choreographers chosen by audition. they are Katherine Alvarado, Steven E. Brown, Janina Clark, Christa Hines, Jason Garcia Ignacio, Coral Martin, Anna Brown Massey, Delphina Parentiv, Ursual Verduzco and Villanueva. Diversity and inidividuality are the keywords of the organization, whose mission is to open its doors to underrepresented dance artists of all shapes, sizes, ages, backgrounds, and artistic expressions.

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

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


 

October 23, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

NIGHTMARE: KILLERS2
SEPTEMBER 27 – NOVEMBER 2, 2013
THE CLEMENTE SOTO VELEZ CULTURAL CENTER


THE HARROWING SEQUEL TO LAST YEAR’S CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED “KILLERS” INSTALLMENT WILL CONFRONT EVEN MORE OF THE WORLDS MOST NOTORIOUS SERIAL KILLERS

New York’s first and most terrifying haunted house, NIGHTMARE, will be celebrating its 10th year in New York City this fall. This milestone Anniversary comes as producers Timothy Haskell (Creator of Nightmare) and Steve Kopelman, (producer of Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare”) announce plans for KILLERS2 a horrifying, immersive haunted house experience about our obsession and fascination with serial killers both real and fictional. KILLERS2 is the follow-up to last year’s widely talked about, highly successful and critically acclaimed “Killers” installment and will run September 27th through November 2, 2012 at the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center, 107 Suffolk Street between Rivington and Delancey on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. www.hauntedhousenyc.com

This year, visitors navigating the tormenting labyrinth of NIGHTMARE: KILLERS2 will encounter various psychopaths, including Harrison Graham, Aileen Wournos, and Charles Manson - among others - who are neither glorified or romanticized – but rather presented for what they are...scary as hell! Focusing on both the perpetrators and their victims, both historical and contemporary, KILLERS2 sets out to prove that the most haunting experiences are those that are real. There is nothing more frightening than the monsters that walk among us.
NIGHTMARE: KILLERS2 will also feature in the lobby THE KILLER ACTS STAGE, a performance stage for artists of the grand guignol and beyond to regale and entertain the waiting audiences throughout the night. Different acts every hour!

For a full schedule of performances visit www.hauntedhousenyc.com

Tickets for NIGHTMARE: KILLERS2 are $30 - $60 and available at www.hauntedhousenyc.com, or at the box office prior to each performance.
Facebook: www.facebook.com/NightmareNYC?
Twitter: @NIGHTMARENYC
Visit Timothy Haskell’s blog at www.iscareyou.com

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


Another New York Cool Tip:

GOTHAM CHAMBER OPERA
Baden-Baden 1927
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at 7:30pm
Friday, October 25
Saturday, October 26
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at 8pm.
October 23-29, 2013
Gerald W. Lynch Theater

Gotham Chamber Opera presents the U.S. Stage Premiere of Baden-Baden 1927: a staged evening of four one-act operas that appeared together at the Baden-Baden Festival in 1927, from October 23-29, 2013 at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater.

Gotham Chamber Opera will begin its 12th season with a fully-staged production recreating the legendary Baden-Baden Festival of Contemporary Music performance of July 17, 1927. During the composer-organized summer festival, four one-act operas were presented in one evening: Kurt Weill's Mahagonny Songspiel, Paul Hindemith's Hin und zurück (There and Back), Darius Milhaud's L'enlèvement d'Europe (The Abduction of Europa), and Ernst Toch's Die Prinzessin auf der Erbse (The Princess and the Pea). Perhaps most noteworthy among the works is Weill's Mahagonny Songspiel, which was premiered at the festival and later developed into the complete opera, Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny. Gotham Chamber Opera will re-create this historic performance of all four operas with an evening entitled Baden-Baden 1927.

Tickets are $30-$175 and are available at www.ticketcentral.com or (212) 279-4200. For more information visit www.gothamchamberopera.org.


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


 

October 22, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Casita Maria’s Fiesta 2013
Tuesday, October 22, 2013 Cocktails begin at 7:30 PM
Mandarin Oriental Hotel (80 Columbus Circle, New York City)

Black Tie

One of New York’s most glamorous parties, Fiesta brings together business, social and international leaders to support Casita Maria’s art and education work for children, teenagers, and their families in the South Bronx.

This year’s honorees are John Demsey, France Chrétien Desmarais, and Eddie Palmieri. The Honorary Fiesta Gala Chairs will be Alina Cho and Cornelia Guest. The 2013 Honorary Jr. Chairmen, the “Pachanga” chairs will be Jane Bloomingdale de Cisneros and Henrique Cisneros. As has become the tradition, Jacqueline Weld Drake, Aileen Mehle, and Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia again serve as the Dinner Chairmen. Cocktails begin at 7:30 PM followed by dinner and dancing to the music of The Bob Hardwick Sound.

Tickets / Tables information:
- Tickets from $1,250 to $5,000 each
- Tables from $12,500 to $75,000 each

Pachanga Tickets/ Tables:
(Limited Availability for this 40 and under)
- Tickets from $350 to $500 each
- Tables from $5,000 to $3,500 each


Mandarin Oriental Hotel | 80 Columbus Circle, New York City


Another New York Cool Tip:



 

October 21, 3013


Vera Wang Fashion
Photo Credit: Beatriz Schulze

Just Published: Read my article and see Beatriz Schulze's photographs of Vera Wang for Spring/Summer 2014.


New York Cool Tip:

Alan Gilbert Conducts the Juilliard Orchestra
Monday, October 21 at 8 PM
Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage – Carnegie Hall

Music Director of the New York Philharmonic and Director of Conducting and Orchestral Studies at Juilliard, Alan Gilbert leads the Juilliard Orchestra in their only Carnegie Hall performance of the season. The program features Bartok’s romantic first violin concerto, and Bruckner’s musical memoir of Wagner—Symphony No. 7. Photo by Chris Lee

Tickets $30, $15 available currently at the Carnegie Hall Box Office, by calling CarnegieCharge (212) 247-7800, or online at carnegiehall.org. Senior/Student tickets $15, $7.50 available at the Carnegie Hall Box Office only

http://events.juilliard.edu/?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D80462934

Carnegie Hall | 881 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10019


 

October 20, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

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

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

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

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


Just Published: Read Frank J. Avella's review of J.C. Chandor’s All is Lost, which opened this weekend.


 

October 19, 2013

Just Published: Read Frank J. Avella's review of Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave, which opened this weekend.


New York Cool Tip:

Jennifer Sheehan in
"You Made Me Love You - Timeless Classics and New
Treasures from the American Songbook"
Sat., Oct. 19 and Fri., Oct. 25 at 10:45 pm
Café Carlyle

Multi-award winning singer Jennifer Sheehan will make her Cafe Carlyle
debut when she performs "You Made Me Love You - Timeless Classics and New
Treasures from the American Songbook"--described by Stephen Holden of The
New York Times as "smart and far-reaching." Of "the rising cabaret star,"
Mr. Holden writes, "The beauty of Ms. Sheehan’s voice..is refreshingly
unvarnished and devoid of circus tricks. Drawing from a deep well of
feeling, she interprets lyrics from the point of view of someone who knows
who she is and conveys empathy in a voice that glows with insight.”

For more information, visit: www.JenniferSheehan.com

Cover charge $30 per person (plus drink minimum). For more information or
advance purchase call
212.744.1600 or visit: thecarlyle.com

Cafe Carlyle | 35 E. 76th St., New York, NY


 

October 18, 2013

Just Published: Read Frank J. Avella's review of Bill Condon’s The Fifth Estate, which opens today, Friday, October 18, 2013.


 

New York Cool Tip:

Alessandra Belloni and I Giullari di Piazza
October 18 at 8 PM
Cathedral of St. John the Divine


The large company of musicians, vocalists, and tarantella dancers performs "Tarantata," which follows the healing journey of a "tarantata," a victim of the bite of the tarantula. She is led by Dionysus on an amazing and colorful journey to get healed, filled with authentic Southern Italian folk music. Performance will take place in the St. James Chapel of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, where I Giullari di Piazza is a company-in-residence. As noted in The New York Times: "As with all of Belloni's presentations, the show is meticulously researched, with costumes and instruments as authentic as possible." (January 2013)

Tickets: $25
Reservations: 866.811.4111


Cathedral of St. John the Divine | 1049 Amsterdam Avenue (at 112th Street)


 

October 17, 2013


2004 Halloween Parade
Photo Credit: Wendy R Williams

Very Important Notice From the Village Halloween Parade:

This is it!
Only Five Days Left To Make Our Goal! Th
Is Halloween To Be or Not to be? It is up to you now.

Halloween is just two weeks away! But before we can pull the puppets out of the barn, find the glitter and touch up the floats...

...we need to make our Kickstarter Goal.

Three days and $8,000 to go!

If you've already contributed to our Campaign, THANK YOU!

If you haven't, we hope you will join all those folks from New York and beyond who have come together to pitch in their part to help the Parade rise again.

$5 won't cover a new wig for your epic Halloween costume, or buy enough candy for the trick-or-treaters who will come to your door.

But it will help bring back the Parade we all love! Please join us!

 



New York Cool Tip:

An Evening With Barry Gifford
Thursday, October 17th
Reception and reading from THE ROY STORIES, 6:30pm-7:30pm
Book Thug Nation

A screening of two episodes of HOTEL ROOM written by Gifford and directed by David Lynch and a discussion of Gifford's new collection THE ROY STORIES

Book Thug Nation
100 North 3rd Street (between Berry Street and Wythe Avenue)
Brooklyn, NY 11249
www.bookthugnation.com
wine and light refreshments will be served

Screening of HOTEL ROOM episodes followed by Q&A, 8pm-9:30pm
Spectacle | 124 South 3rd St.
Brooklyn, NY 11211
www.spectacletheater.com

Gifford will sign copies of The Roy Stories following the show.

Please RSVP for this event at: http://www.togather.com/event/672/barry-gifford-in-brooklyn.html

Co-sponsored by Vice Magazine, Book Thug Nation, Spectacle, and Seven Stories Press.


 

Another New York Cool Tip:

Another New York Cool Tip:

BRAG, Diversity, From a Retail Point of View
43rd Annual Scholarship and Awards Gala
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Cocktail event: 6pm - 7pm
Program: 7pm - 11pm
Marriott Marquis

BRAG, Diversity, From a Retail Point of View, holds its 43rd Annual Scholarship and Awards Gala. Each year as BRAG celebrates excellence in fashion and retail, it also awards scholarships to students who are interested in careers in the industry, have achieved academic success, and exhibit the financial need.

This year’s honorees include: Terry Lundgren, Chairman, President and CEO of Macy’s Inc., who will receive the BRAG Business Achievement Award, Iman, CEO & Founder of Iman Cosmetics, Skincare and Fragrances will be honored with the BRAG Legacy Award and for the first time in BRAG’s history, a graduate of the BRAG internship program will be honored. Alain Lafontant.

TICKETS: $1,000 each
To purchase tickets visit: www.bragusa.org or call 212-921-9070 xt. 12

Hosted by: Lloyd Boston

Marriott Marquis | 1535 Broadway New York, NY 10036


 

October 16, 2013

Just Published: Read Frank J. Avella's review of John Krokidas’s Kill Your Darlings, which opens today, Wednesday October 16, 2013.


New York Cool Tip:

2CELLOS
With opening guests
A Great Big World
Thursday, October 17, 2013 @ 7:30 PM
Manhattan Center's Grand Ballroom

The innovative Croatian cello duo 2CELLOS will perform at the Manhattan Center's Grand Ballroom on Thursday, October 17 at 7:30 PM. New York City-based pop duo A Great Big World will open the show.

After the success of their debut tour here earlier this year, cellists Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser, known as 2CELLOS, are excited to be back in the U.S. to perform again. They especially enjoy showing audiences just how versatile a cello can be. "We've succeeded in extending the possibilities of the cello through our music and we love sharing it with our fans," say the band.

The concerts include songs from their self-titled debut album as well as their internationally acclaimed second release IN2ITION. Their unique classically inspired interpretations of songs as diverse as Michael Jackson's "Smooth Criminal," Green Day's "Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)," Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit," and Guns N' Roses' "Welcome to the Jungle" have become massive viral hits. 2Cellos were also the first instrumental act to ever perform on the hugely popular TV series "Glee." With recent performances alongside Elton John and Red Hot Chili Peppers, Luka and Stjepan's successes extends far beyond YouTube as their fan base continues to grow around the world.

Opening for 2CELLOS will be pop duo A Great Big World. Their latest single, "Say Something" made its television debut on Fox's "So You Think You Can Dance" and instantly resonated with audiences everywhere. This follows up a bevy of notable placements for the duo, including the cast of "Glee" covering their anthem, "This Is the New Year," earlier in 2013. The song has also served as the title track for the movie "New Year's Eve" as well as the theme for MTV's "I Used To Be Fat" with additional syncs on "Amazing Race," "One Tree Hill," "ESPN," and "Good Morning America."

Tickets: $35, $45 (incl. facility fee) available online at www.Ticketmaster.com and by calling 800-745-3000. Reserved Seating, All Ages

Manhattan Center's Grand Ballroom | 311 West 34th Street, New York City

 


 

October 15, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Derek Ahonen's
The Cheaters Club
Playing now through September 21, 2013
Abrons Art Center

The newest play from The Amoralists' resident playwright, The Cheaters Club is a Southern-sized Savannah ghost story that creeps out of the shadows and Spanish moss to bring us face to face with the skeletons that are lurking in our closet and destroying our marital bliss.

Meet The Cheaters Club: siblings Tommy, Jimmy and Cathy, and brand-new recruit Vonn. Once a year they get out of town to get it on, with no spouses and no strings attached, to exorcise their sexual demons. This year, the destination is Savannah for a lust-filled weekend at the haunted Chaney Inn, run by a mysterious family and their voodoo-ing housemaid. But the dark and unresolved history of the inn is still being written, and the Cheaters Club may very well be the final chapter. Join Ghost Tour Guide (and town drunk) Vladimir Anton as he takes you on a journey of infidelity, revenge, and murder in the dark corners of America's most haunted necropolis.

If you can't be with the one you love...possess the one you're with.

For tickets
www.theamoralists.com
866-811-4111

Abrons Arts Center
466 Grand Street, NY, NY
F to Delancey | J/M to Essex | B/D to Grand



October 14, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

NIGHTMARE: KILLERS2
SEPTEMBER 27 – NOVEMBER 2, 2013
THE CLEMENTE SOTO VELEZ CULTURAL CENTER


THE HARROWING SEQUEL TO LAST YEAR’S CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED “KILLERS” INSTALLMENT WILL CONFRONT EVEN MORE OF THE WORLDS MOST NOTORIOUS SERIAL KILLERS

New York’s first and most terrifying haunted house, NIGHTMARE, will be celebrating its 10th year in New York City this fall. This milestone Anniversary comes as producers Timothy Haskell (Creator of Nightmare) and Steve Kopelman, (producer of Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare”) announce plans for KILLERS2 a horrifying, immersive haunted house experience about our obsession and fascination with serial killers both real and fictional. KILLERS2 is the follow-up to last year’s widely talked about, highly successful and critically acclaimed “Killers” installment and will run September 27th through November 2, 2012 at the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center, 107 Suffolk Street between Rivington and Delancey on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. www.hauntedhousenyc.com

This year, visitors navigating the tormenting labyrinth of NIGHTMARE: KILLERS2 will encounter various psychopaths, including Harrison Graham, Aileen Wournos, and Charles Manson - among others - who are neither glorified or romanticized – but rather presented for what they are...scary as hell! Focusing on both the perpetrators and their victims, both historical and contemporary, KILLERS2 sets out to prove that the most haunting experiences are those that are real. There is nothing more frightening than the monsters that walk among us.
NIGHTMARE: KILLERS2 will also feature in the lobby THE KILLER ACTS STAGE, a performance stage for artists of the grand guignol and beyond to regale and entertain the waiting audiences throughout the night. Different acts every hour!

For a full schedule of performances visit www.hauntedhousenyc.com

Tickets for NIGHTMARE: KILLERS2 are $30 - $60 and available at www.hauntedhousenyc.com, or at the box office prior to each performance.
Facebook: www.facebook.com/NightmareNYC?
Twitter: @NIGHTMARENYC
Visit Timothy Haskell’s blog at www.iscareyou.com

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


 

October 13, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

DANCE GALLERY FESTIVAL
October 11-13, 2013
Ailey Citigroup Theater

VON USSAR danceworks presents the 7th Annual Dance Gallery Festival, featuring original works from emerging and renowned choreographers from around the country in three performance programs on October 11, 12, and 13, 2013 at the Ailey Citigroup Theater, 405 W. 55th Street, NYC (at Ninth Avenue). The Dance Gallery Festival will perform on Friday, October 11 at 7:30pm and Sunday, October 13 at 3pm. The Dance Gallery UP Close will perform on Saturday, October 12 at 7:30pm. Level UP will perform on Sunday, October 13 at 7pm.

As part of Dance Gallery Festival's continued mission to find up-and-coming choreographic talent at the national level, the festival continues, Level UP, whichserves as a performance showcase for three talented dance companies/choreographers that are ready to advance to the next level in the development and promotion of their work. Each company will receive 25 minutes of performance time at the prestigious Ailey Citigroup Theater and a small stipend.

Tickets are $20 ($15 for students with valid ID and seniors) and are available at www.smarttix.com or by phone at 212-868-4444.

For more information please visit: www.dancegalleryfestival.com

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


New York Cool Tip:

 

BLOOD MANOR
NYC’S PREMIER HAUNTED ATTRACTION RETURNS
Thursdays 7:30PM-12:00AM
FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS 7:30PM-2:00AM
SUNDAYS 6PM-11PM
Tuesday, October 29 7:30PM-1AM
Wednesday, October 30 7:30PM-1AM
Halloween, Thursday, October 31 6:00PM – 1AM
Friday & Saturday, Nov. 1 & 2 7:30PM – 1AM
October 4 - November 2nd
163 Varick

In 2013, BLOOD MANOR, NYC’S Premier Haunted Attraction, returns for its 9th fear inducing REIGN OF TERROR at 163 Varick Street in lower Manhattan’s Hudson Square District!

The residents of BLOOD MANOR have missed you all and are anxiously awaiting their opportunity to terrorize once again this Halloween season.
For eight successful seasons, BLOOD MANOR has made facing your darkest fears part of NYC’S Halloween season. As the “SCARIEST TIME OF THE YEAR” approaches, BLOOD MANOR again wishes to thank all of its loyal supporters with continued discount ticket promotions including the return of the very popular Student Nights; Free Admission on your Birthday Nights and promo codes on all flyers and many websites for discount online tickets. In addition, BLOOD MANOR has special discount ticket packages available.

2013 will introduce new experiences that will test your threshold for terror: the SHOCKTORIUM; JUNGLE TERROR and the CARNIVAL OF SOULS are just a few of the new fear inducing experiences awaiting your return! In addition, the journey will include the creepy 3D labyrinth! The inhabitants are hell bent on making every visitor a contributor- to their BLOOD BANK!

For more information please visit www.bloodmanor.com.

163 Varick Street | Lower Manhattan’s Hudson Square District


October 12, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Calder Quartet: Bartok Quartets 1 and 5
Saturday, October 12, 7PM
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Hungarian composer Peter Eötvös describes Korrespondenz as follows: "Th[e] string quartet reproduces the dramatic relations between Leopold Mozart, living in Salzburg, and his son, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, living in 1778 in Paris, through excerpts from their correspondence. The instruments of the string quartet are sounded as if they were ‘conducting conversations.’" Side by side, Eötvös and Bartók create a context for each other. http://www.metmuseum.org/evens/programs/concerts-and-performances/series--bartok-1.aspx

$40. 30 years and under $15 with proper ID. Bring the Kids for $1 with the purchase of a full price ticket (up to 3 kids per full price ticket).

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


Another New York Cool Tip:

Second Annual Kings County Fiber Festival
Saturday October 12th 10AM – 6PM
The Old Stone House

Brooklyn has become synonymous with the contemporary craft movement, and the fiber arts will take center stage at the second annual Kings County Fiber Festival. The event will bring together knitters, crocheters, dyers, spinners, felters, weavers and more to celebrate both historic and contemporary approaches to the fiber arts. The centerpiece will be a marketplace with a juried selection of New York City and tri-state area artisans selling colorful hand-dyed yarn, wool roving and fleece. Non-kitters can browse a variety of handmade toys, home goods and stylish winter fashion accessories. There will also be guest talks and demonstrations of fiber- related techniques and manual crafts, such as spinning and carding, as well as finger knitting for children.


Admission is free. For more information visit www.kingscountyfiberfestival.org.

The Old Stone House | 336 Third Street, Brooklyn
(between Fourth and Fifth Aves.)




October 11, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Alarm Will Sound: The Permanent Collection
Friday, October 11, 7PM
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

For this first event of a four-concert series, as Alan Pierson says, "Alarm Will Sound imagines its own musical version of the Metropolitan Museum's Permanent Collection, developing a canon for the new music ensemble." The program features the ensemble's first performance of a work by Wagner, the Siegfried Idyll, as well as Living Toys by Thomas Adès; Ragtime Dances Nos. 1 and 4 by Charles Ives; and György Ligeti's Chamber Concerto.

Free with Museum admission, for more information call 212 570 3792.
$35. 30 years and under $15 with proper ID. Bring the Kids for $1 with the purchase of a full price ticket (up to 3 kids per full price ticket). http://www.metmuseum.org/events/programs/artist-in-residence/alarm-will-sound

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


Another New York Cool Tip:

HORROR Festival
BOO!
October 10th to October 27th 2013
The Players Theatre

Week 1 October 10 - 13
Repo by Richie Alfson
Internal Bleeding by Kate August
Pretty Things by Mike Long
Famished by Patrick McEvoy

Week 2 October 17 - 20
Whatever Happened to Daddy’s Ashes by Tracey Phalen
Bloody Mary by Aleks Merilo
Seer of Things by Fidel Fonteboa
Suffer by Lezlie Revelle
The Lucky Ones by Michael Narkunski

Week 3 October 24 - 27
Camping Is Intense by Kate August
Break In At Tiffany’s by Kathleen Wilce
What Ghosts Around Comes Around by Larry Hassman
The Traveler by Kevin B Ploth

Players Theatre Short Play and Musical HORROR Festival - BOO!
Steve & Marie Sgouros Theatre
October 10th - 27th (calendar)
Thur, Fri and Sat at 7pm
Sun at 3pm

Tickets: $30 https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/cal/277

The Players Theatre | 115 McDougal



October 10, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Exhibition On Screen:
Vermeer and Music, The Art of Love and Leisure
Thursday October 10th. 7.30PM – 9.00PM
Loews Village 7 Theatre

The National Gallery, London, is offering a major retrospective on one of the most startling and fascinating artists of all – Johannes Vermeer, painter of the famous Girl with a Pearl Earring. The National Gallery has chosen to focus on Vermeer’s relationship with music. It was one of the most popular themes of Dutch painting and revealed an enormous amount about the sitter and the society they lived in. New research, revealed for the first time at this exhibition, shows how his technique and materials affected his works. More at www.nationalgallery.org.uk

Tickets $15. For more information about the film and venues visit www.ExhibitionOnScreen.com

Loews Village 7 Theatre | 66 Third Ave (11th St.)
New York, NY 10003


 

Another New York Cool Tip:

GEORG FRIEDRICH HAAS
Thursday, October 10, 2013, 8:00 p.m.
Miller Theatre at Columbia University School of the Arts

Miller Theatre at Columbia University School of the Arts opens its 2013-14 season of Composer Portraits with the work of Austrian composer and newly appointed Columbia University faculty member

featuring
RACHEL CALLOWAY, soprano • OLIVIA DE PRATO, violin
ENSEMBLE SIGNAL • BRAD LUBMAN, conductor
Tickets: $25-$35 • Students with valid ID: $15-$21


Miller Theatre | 2960 Broadway at 116th Street




October 9, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

RIOULT Dance NY &
Manhattan School of Music
Present New York City Premiere of
BACH DANCES with LIVE MUSIC
October 9, 2013 at 7:30pm
Manhattan School of Music

RIOULT Dance NY, a leading American modern dance company with a classic sensibility, along with the Manhattan School of Music (MSM) will present a one-night-only performance of its Bach Dances on October 9, 2013 at 7:30pm at the Manhattan School of music's stunning John C. Borden Auditorium. The school is located on the northwest corner of Broadway at 122nd Street, NYC.

Tickets are $12 adults, $7 students/seniors and can be purchased in person at the MSM Box Office (M-F, 10am - 5pm), online: http://www.msmnyc.edu/Concertgoer/Event-Highlights#oct or by calling 917-493- 4428.
Email: boxoffice@msmnyc.edu

Manhattan School of Music | John C. Borden Auditorium
Northwest corner of Broadway at 122nd Street, NYC.
By Subway: Take the 1 train, MSM is located between the 116th Street and 125th Street stations.
By Bus: Several MTA bus lines stop within two blocks of the school: the M5 arrives at Riverside Drive, the M4 and M104 arrive at Broadway, and the M60 and M11 arrive at Amsterdam Avenue.



 

Another New York Cool Tip:

GEORG FRIEDRICH HAAS
Thursday, October 10, 2013, 8:00 p.m.
Miller Theatre at Columbia University School of the Arts

Miller Theatre at Columbia University School of the Arts opens its 2013-14 season of Composer Portraits with the work of Austrian composer and newly appointed Columbia University faculty member

featuring
RACHEL CALLOWAY, soprano • OLIVIA DE PRATO, violin
ENSEMBLE SIGNAL • BRAD LUBMAN, conductor
Tickets: $25-$35 • Students with valid ID: $15-$21


Miller Theatre | 2960 Broadway at 116th Street


Another New York Cool Tip:

Richard Bonynge Master Class
Wednesday, October 9 at 6 PM
Peter Jay Sharp Theater – The Juilliard School

Acclaimed Australian conductor and pianist Richard Bonynge leads singers from Juilliard’s Ellen and James S. Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts in his and the Solti Accademia’s first-ever New York City public master class, celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Georg Solti Accademia—an Italian-based organization dedicated to educating highly talented singers in the art of Italian opera and song.

FREE tickets available 9/25 at the Juilliard Box Office

http://events.juilliard.edu/?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D80462987

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


 

October 8, 2013

Just Published: Frank J. Avella's review of the 51st Annual New York Film Festival selection, The Immigrant. See all of Franks' New York Film Festival reviews. The New York Film Festival runs September 28 - October 14, 2013
at Lincoln Center.


New York Cool Tip:

Rolex Presents
Broadway and Beyond
Career Transition For Dancers
28th Anniversary Jubilee
Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at 7:00 pm
New York CITY CENTER


Rolex presents BROADWAY & BEYOND! Celebrating Theatre & Dance - Career Transition For Dancers’ 28th Anniversary Jubilee on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at 7:00 pm at New York City Center, 131 West 55 Street (btwn. 6th and 7th Ave) NYC. It will be followed by dinner at The Grand Ballroom at The Hilton New York. Broadway is a truly American form of entertainment. BROADWAY & BEYOND! not only brings to life the magic of theatre, but emphasizes the universal scope of dance in pop culture. This one-night-only enterainment event of the season features electrifying appearances by today’s best talent in theatre and dance accompanied by the Jubilee Orchestra.

The show is produced and directed by Ann Marie DeAngelo. The host for the spectacular event as well as the 2013 Rolex Dance Award recipient and the Career Transition For Dancers Outstanding Contributions to the World of Dance Awards will be announced at a later date.

The 28th Anniversary Chairs are Anka K. Palitz, and Susan & Stewart Wicht. Gala Chairs are Victor Elmaleh, Darlene & Brian Heidtke, John Kimmins, Nancy & Duncan MacMillan and Michele & Ronald Riggi. Janice Becker is the Dinner Chair; Ann Van Ness, Auction Chair and Craig Dix, Journal Chair. Vice Chairs are Alexander J. Dubé, Mercedes Ellington, Vicki & Christopher Kellogg, Christina Rose and Irene & Fred Shen.

Patron tickets are $600, $750 and $1,200 each. Tables for 10 start at $7,500. Patron tickets and Tables include premium performance seating, post-performance ‘Supper with the Stars,’ dancing and a live auction at The Grand Ballroom at the Hilton New York. Sponsorships and Journal ads are also available. For gala information and tickets please call Marjorie Horne, McEvoy & Assocs. at 212-228-7446 x33. For group sales call (718) 499-9691. There will be show only tickets on sale at a later date.


New York City Center | 131 West 55 Street
Btwn. 6th and 7th Ave


 

Another New York Cool Tip:




 

October 7, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Oral History:
Tyne Daly in conversation with John V. Fahey
October 7, 2013: 6:00PM
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

THE BETTY R AND RALPH SHEFFER FOUNDATION presents TYNE DALY in conversation with JOHN V. FAHEY. Presented in collaboration with the THE LEAGUE OF PROFESSIONAL THEATRE WOMEN

FREE Admission, Seating First Come First Served

For more information visit: http://theatrewomen.org/2013/09/09/oral-history-october-7-at-6pm/

New York Public Library for the Performing Arts | Bruno Walter Auditorium
65th and Amsterdam Avenue


Another New York Cool Tip:

Engaging Reality:
Berlin's Rimini Protokoll
Monday,October 7 at 3:00pm (Screenings) + 6:30pm (Discussion)
Martin E. Segal Theatre Center | The Graduate Center, CUNY


Join us for a day with the already legendary, Berlin-based collective Rimini Protokoll. The collective creates participatory documentary theatre experiences in which the actual subjects tell their own stories, voice their own opinions, and illustrate their own circumstances. Their work is truly international, commissioned by major festivals in Europe and elsewhere; recent topics include Egyptian muezzins' resistance of the consolidation of their profession (Radio Muezzin), Athenians grappling with the Greek economic crisis (Prometheus in Athens); and jet-setting children of corporate executives who feel most at home while in transit (Airport Kids).

Afternoon Session (3:00-6:00pm):
Film screenings of excerpts of Election Campaign Wallenstein, Remote Berlin, and 100% Melbourne

Evening Session (6:30-8:00pm):
A conversation between the members of Rimini Protokoll, Gideon Lester (Director of Theatre Programs, Bard College; Co-Curator, Crossing the Line Festival) and Frank Hentschker (Martin E. Segal Theatre Center).

Free! First come, first served.

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



Another New York Cool Tip:

Baptiste Gohard
Acclaimed Master of Decorative Gilding and Painting Launches
The General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen Artisan Lecture Series
October 8, 2013 @ 6:30PM
General Society Library

The widely anticipated General Society Artisan Lecture Series begins on Tuesday, October 8 at 6:30pm in the General Society Library at 20 West 44th Street, New York City, when artisan, Baptiste Gohard, will discuss the art and mastery of gilding and decorative painting.

The Artisan Lecture Series continues a distinguished tradition of General Society public lectures which started in 1837. This will be the first in the succession of 12 Artisan Lectures. The Lecture Series will pay tribute to the art of craftsmanship by featuring internationally known master artisans who will describe the intricacies of their specialized crafts.

This fourth season of Artisan lectures will be curated by Camille Wiart who succeeds her father, master ornamental metalworker Jean Wiart, who originated the series. Ms. Wiart will bring to the curatorship her wide connections among the artisan community.

Mr. Gohard launches the season with a presentation that will detail the gilding techniques used by his highly trained staff of craftsmen, at Atelier Gohard, in a number of acclaimed and prestigious projects such as: the flame on the Statue of Liberty in New York; the dome on the Hotel des Invalides; the fountain in the Place de la Concorde in Paris, and the roofs of the Chateau de Versailles among others. The company has also created the decorative painting at the Hotel Peninsula in New York, and provided decorative gilding for mansions in Paris, England and the Middle East. The family business of Atelier Gohard was created in 1962 with offices in Paris and New York.

The Lectures start at 6:30 P.M. in The General Society Library, 20 West 44th Street (Between 5th and 6th Avenues), Manhattan and will be followed by a reception. Advance registration is suggested: $15 General admission, $10 General Society members, $5 Students. To register or to become a ‘Friend of the Artisan Lecture Series’ ($100 contribution for admission to the entire Lecture Series.) please contact the General Society at: 212.840.1840, ext 2 or e-mail: karin.taylor@generalsociety.org
www.generalsociety.org

The General Society Library | 20 West 44th Street (Between 5th and 6th Avenues


 

October 6, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Bike MS New York City
October 6, 2013
Pier 92-94, New York City

On October 6, 2013, Bike MS New York City will offer one ride, with three unique routes to choose from. Enjoy a traffic-free 30 mile route on the Franklin D. Roosevelt Drive, Harlem River Drive and the West Side Highway! The 55 and 100 mile routes allow you to ride through the Holland Tunnel also traffic free! Join us for an event that’s more than a ride — it’s anticipation, camaraderie, personal accomplishment, and the knowledge that you’re changing lives. The race will start and finish at Pier 92-94 by the Hudson River. The registration fee is $50, and participants must be 12 years of age or older. For more information, call 212-463-9791.

Registration fee is $50.00 For more information, visit www.bikemsnyc.org

Pier 92-94, New York City


Another New York Cool Tip:



Steve Lambert
“Capitalism Works for Me!”
Sunday October 6 - Wednesday October 9th 12-7PM
Broadway Between 44th and 47th Streets

With his massive, attention-grabbing, illuminated scoreboard, American artist Steve Lambert returns to Times Square next week, where he will invite the public to engage in one of the most discussed hot topics of our time by voting True or False to the statement “Capitalism Works for Me!”

Co-commissioned by the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) and Times Square Arts as part of FIAF’s 2013 Crossing the Line festival, Lambert’s Capitalism Works for Me! (True/False) will be on view Sunday, October 6 through Wednesday, October 9 from 12–7pm on Broadway between 44th and 47th Streets.

Best known for his collaboration with prankster activists The Yes Men in creating and distributing 1.2 million copies of a notorious fake “Special Edition” of The New York Times in 2008 announcing the end of the war in Iraq, artist Steve Lambert seeks to humorously engage audiences’ expectations around participation, voting, and fun as he questions the foundations of our everyday life and tackles one of society’s most taboo topics.

The event is free and open to the public.

Broadway Between 44th and 47th Streets


Another New York Cool Tip:

Episcopal Actors Guild Celebrates 90th Anniversary
Gala Benefit
Sunday, October 6th
Cocktail Reception 7pm
Show at 8pm
The Grand Room at the New York Open Center

Starring: CAROL LAWRENCE, HEATHER Mac RAE, MARNI NIXON, TANYA PINKINS, SARAH RICE, JANA ROBBINS, LEE ROY REAMS, WALTER WILLISON and many others

The Episcopal Actors’ Guild will celebrate its 90th Anniversary on Sunday, October 6th with the presentation of 90 YEARS OF BROADWAY: EAG’s Theatrical Journey, an original musical revue highlighting the organization’s unique and important history. The benefit will take place at the Grand Ballroom of the New York Open Center at 22 East 30th Street, NYC.

Hosted by Jim Dale [Tony Award winner, BARNUM, Carry On, American Theater Hall of Fame], the benefit will also star star Anna Bergman [Kennedy Center’s Sondheim Celebration], Jennifer Fouche [SISTAS: The Musical, Smash], Carol Lawrence [Tony Award nominee, WEST SIDE STORY, KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN], Heather Mac Rae [HAIR, A CATERED AFFAIR], Ellyn Marie Marsh [KINKY BOORS, PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT], Marni Nixon [The Sound of Music, My Fair Lady, West Side Story], Tonya Pinkins [Tony Award winner, CAROLINE, OR CHANCE, JELLY'S LAST JAM], Lee Roy Reams [42nd STREET, THE PRODUCERS], Sarah Rice [SWEENEY TODD, A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC], Jana Robbins [GYPSY, CRIMES OF THE HEART], Alicia Sable [GYPSY, Alpha House], Jane Summerhays [A CHORUS LINE, CABARET], Walter Willison [Tony Award nominee, PIPPIN, GRAND HOTEL]. Written by Fran Hangman [ Pucelandia, Polka Dot Door] with Musical Direction by MARK YORK [Ziegfeld Society President, JUST JIM].

The Guild is housed at The Little Church Around The Corner at 1 East 29th Street. The Episcopal Actors Guilds has helped so many performers in their time of great need...especially financial need.

All proceeds raised at this event will go directly to helping local performers in need.

To learn more, contact Karen or Matt at info@actorsguild.org or (212) 685-2927.

The Grand Room at the New York Open Center | 22 East 30th Street
Bet. Madison & 5th Avenue





October 5, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

RIOULT DANCE NY, Presented by QUEENS THEATRE
Presents Pascal Rioult's
City, Wein, On Distant Shores & Celestial Tides
Saturday, October 5 at 2pm and 8pm
Sunday, October 6 at 3pm
Queens Theatre

RIOULT Dance NY, a leading American modern dance company with a classic sensibility, will perform on Saturday, October 5 at 2pm and 8pm, and Sunday, October 6 at 3pm at Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Avenue South in Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

The repertory for the evening includes City (2010) set to Bach's "Sonata for Violin and Piano #6 in G major," Wein (1995) set to Maurice Ravel's "La Valse," On Distant Shores (2011) set to Aaron Jay Kernis's "On Distant Shores," and Celestial Tides (2011) set to Bach's "Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in B-flat major."

This internationally acclaimed American modern dance company returns to Queens Theatre's 2013-14 Dance Series with their captivating power and emotion. Exquisitely blending classical music and modern dance, they create a unique atmosphere unparalleled to other companies.

Tickets are $46 ($25 for rear seating) and can be purchased online at http://queenstheatre.org/rioult-dance, by calling the Queens Theatre Box Office at (718) 760-0064, or in person at the Queens Theatre Box Office.

By Subway: Take the Queens-bound E or F train and transfer at 74th Street-Broadway for the Flushing-bound 7 train to the Mets-Willets Point station. Turn left out of the turnstiles, following signs to LIRR/Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

Free shuttle service: Proceed to street level at the Mets-Willets Point station and pick up the free Shuttle Bus, which makes stops right outside the station approximately every 10 minutes beginning one hour prior to curtain

Queens Theatre | 14 United Nations Avenue South
Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens, NY


Another New York Cool Tip:

DAMAGEDANCE: Unmasked
October 5, 2013 @ 7PM
Ailey Studios


DAMAGEDANCE: Unmasked, DAMAGEDANCE’s fall gala benefit, is an evening of hors d'oeuvres, drinks, dinner, games, live auction items and a lot of laughter! Get to know the DD dancers in a way you haven't before, featuring a sneak peek of Jessica Taylor's newest work, “Our Masks.”

DAMAGEDANCE: Unmasked will be held at the Ailey Studios on October 5, and the fun begins at 7pm.

Tickets: $100
For tickets, please RSVP to damagedance.nyc@gmail.com!


More info: www.damagedance.com

The Ailey Studios | The Joan Weill Center for Dance Studio 6B
405 West 55th St | New York, NY 10019


 

October 4, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Tara O'Grady and the Black Velvet Band in Concert
Friday October 4th Doors 7.30PM cocktail hour, Showtime 8.30PM
New York Irish Center

Elizabeth Taylor's features, Billie Holiday's voice, Audrey Hepburn's fashion sense, and a combination of Porter's writing style with a touch of Nellie McKay's quirky lyrics. Tara O'Grady is the full package, combining celtic, folk, blues, and especially jazz in her unique style. Featured on BBC Radio 2 in the UK and WFUV 90.7 in New York, Tara's soulful and lilting vocals have been compared to Ella Fitzgerald, Aretha Franklin and Patsy Cline. Her most recent album, A Celt in the Cotton Club, was released in April 2013. Raised in New York City on Irish traditional music, as well as the sounds of Elvis Presley, Glenn Miller, Hank Williams, Louis Prima, Peggy Lee, Louis Armstrong, Nat King Cole, Nina Simone, Dean Martin, and Frank Sinatra, Tara spent every summer on her grandparents' farm in Donegal, Ireland where she listened to her granny Nora singing in her kitchen.

Advance Tickets available using Credit Card/Debit Card/Payal through www.nyirish.org

Reg. $25 Students, Seniors, Unemployed $15

Tel: 347 665 4085

New York Irish Center | 10-40 Jackson Ave,
Long Island City,
NY 11101


Another New York Cool Tip:

Push The Night w/ Brad Miller
Mark i.e. Cobián, Dave Ruff
Friday October 4th
Cielo, NYC

Push The Night explores the deeper and stronger sides of electronic music through its signature style of rhythm, energy, and melody. Bringing out the best of the underground, the party provides a distinctly open atmosphere for those who seek more from their nightlife. Tonight Push The Night finds a new home at Cielo and one of New York's most beloved sound systems - featuring a headlining set by Brad Miller along with an opening by Dave Ruff and closing by Mark i.e. Cobián of Reverse Audio.

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

http://www.soundcloud.com/djbradmiller
http://www.soundcloud.com/markiecobian
http://www.soundcloud.com/daveruff
http://www.cieloclub.com

Flyer: http://www.djbradmiller.com/images/100413cielo.jpg

Cielo | 18 Little W 12th St, NYC
Doors at 10pm | 21+


 

October 3, 2013

New York Cool Tip:


Greg Haberny
"Burn All Crayons"
WRAP-UP RECEPTION
Thursday, October 3, 6-8pm
Sept 6 - Oct 5th, 2013
Lyons Wier Gallery

Last chance to meet the artist & see what viewers have hailed a "Must See Show" this Fall!

"Burn All Crayons" is Greg Haberny's first-hand account of the over medication of our youth. Drawing upon his childhood experiences with dyslexia and ADHA, "Burn All Crayons" exemplifies and amplifies Haberny's concerns about society's preoccupation and over-zealous practice of prescribing pills as the panacea. His sensory overloaded installation is an unapologetic assault on the educational, medical and pharmaceutical industries. It grapples with how these industries inundate us with their advertising and marketing and 'quick-fix' prescriptions to feed their billion dollar empires.

Lyons Wier Gallery | 542 West 24th Street, New York, NY 10011
Tel: 212.242.6220
gallery (at) lyonswiergallery.com


October 2, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

NIGHTMARE: KILLERS2
SEPTEMBER 27 – NOVEMBER 2, 2013
THE CLEMENTE SOTO VELEZ CULTURAL CENTER


THE HARROWING SEQUEL TO LAST YEAR’S CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED “KILLERS” INSTALLMENT WILL CONFRONT EVEN MORE OF THE WORLDS MOST NOTORIOUS SERIAL KILLERS

New York’s first and most terrifying haunted house, NIGHTMARE, will be celebrating its 10th year in New York City this fall. This milestone Anniversary comes as producers Timothy Haskell (Creator of Nightmare) and Steve Kopelman, (producer of Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare”) announce plans for KILLERS2 a horrifying, immersive haunted house experience about our obsession and fascination with serial killers both real and fictional. KILLERS2 is the follow-up to last year’s widely talked about, highly successful and critically acclaimed “Killers” installment and will run September 27th through November 2, 2012 at the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center, 107 Suffolk Street between Rivington and Delancey on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. www.hauntedhousenyc.com

This year, visitors navigating the tormenting labyrinth of NIGHTMARE: KILLERS2 will encounter various psychopaths, including Harrison Graham, Aileen Wournos, and Charles Manson - among others - who are neither glorified or romanticized – but rather presented for what they are...scary as hell! Focusing on both the perpetrators and their victims, both historical and contemporary, KILLERS2 sets out to prove that the most haunting experiences are those that are real. There is nothing more frightening than the monsters that walk among us.
NIGHTMARE: KILLERS2 will also feature in the lobby THE KILLER ACTS STAGE, a performance stage for artists of the grand guignol and beyond to regale and entertain the waiting audiences throughout the night. Different acts every hour!

For a full schedule of performances visit www.hauntedhousenyc.com

Tickets for NIGHTMARE: KILLERS2 are $30 - $60 and available at www.hauntedhousenyc.com, or at the box office prior to each performance.
Facebook: www.facebook.com/NightmareNYC?
Twitter: @NIGHTMARENYC
Visit Timothy Haskell’s blog at www.iscareyou.com

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


 

October 1, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Bandoneonist/Composer Daniel Binelli and Pianist Polly Ferman
In Concert
October 1 @ 7:00 PM
The Metropolitan Room


Argentinean bandoneonist/composer Daniel Binelli and Uruguayan-American pianist Polly Ferman will be in concert on Tuesday, October 1 at 7:00 PM at The Metropolitan Room 34 West 22nd St. (between 5th & 6th Avenues) in New York, New York. Doors will open at 6:30 PM.

Mr. Binelli and Ms. Ferman will perform New Tango Vision, a program featuring the music of Astor Piazzolla, as well as compositions by Daniel Binelli and other tango masters. More about this concert at http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=95283&cart. See a video of the Duo in performance at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bo7awbC6h20.

This program is presented in cooperation with Pan American Musical Art Research (PAMAR).

General admission is $25, with a two drink minimum. For reservations, please call 212-206-0440 or visit http://metropolitanroom.com/.

For more information about the Binelli-Ferman Duo, contact Jeffrey James Arts Consulting at 516-586-3433 or jamesarts@att.net.


The Metropolitan Room | 34 West 22nd St. in Manhattan
URL: http://metropolitanroom.com/


 

September 30, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Born For Broadway Gala
Monday, September 30th.
Doors Open 8:45pm, Show 9:30 – 11:00pm
54 Below


On Monday, September 30th, 2013, 54 Below will host the fourth annual Born for Broadway gala, a celebrity cabaret that raises money for paralysis-based organizations. Doors open at 8:45 PM, with a 9:30 PM curtain. Born for Broadway recently received the inaugural Heart of New York Award, which is given each year to a nonprofit or foundation whose cause improves the lives of New Yorkers. Past guest performers include Tony winner James Naughton (Chicago), Tony winner Julie White (Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike), Tony Goldwyn (Scandal), Tony nominee Richard Kind (The Big Knife), Today host Kathie Lee Gifford, Jenna Ushkowitz (Glee), Tony nominee Malcolm Gets (Story of My Life), Vicki Lewis (News Radio), Tony nominee Orfeh (Legally Blonde), and Aaron Lazar (Mamma Mia!). Hosts and talent for this year's gala will be announced in the coming weeks. Marcia Milgrom Dodge (Tony nominee, Ragtime) is directing; Lawrence Yurman (Grey Gardens, Far From Heaven) is Music Director.

Tickets $40 - $150. For more information or advance purchase visit www.bornforbroadway.com or call (866) 468-7619


54 Below | 254 W 54th Street


 

September 29, 2013


Photo Credit Beatriz Schulze

Just Published: Check out my article and see Beatriz Schulze's photographs of The People of New York Fashion Week.


New York Cool Tip:

New Juilliard Ensemble Celebrates the Bicentennial of the Royal Philharmonic Society
Sun, Sep 29 at 5
Peter Jay Sharp Theater at The Juilliard School

The New Juilliard Ensemble opens its 21st season with United States premieres by British composer Judith Weir and Finnish composer Magnus Lindberg, both commissioned by the Royal Philharmonic Society/Britten-Pears Foundation on the occasion of the RPS’s bicentenary and the centenary of composer Benjamin Britten. NJE founder and director Joel Sachs also leads a world premiere written for the ensemble by American composer Carson Cooman, and the first performance outside of Europe of a percussion concerto by Guus Janssen. The concert is preceded by a 4:00 discussion with RPS representatives Rosemary Johnson and Tom Hutchinson regarding the RPS’s role in commissioning new works, moderated by Joel Sachs.

FREE tickets available 9/16 at the Juilliard Box Office
www.juilliard.edu/nje


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

 


Another New York Cool Tip:

DINA MARTINA: A DOUR PALETTE
September 26, 27, 28, 29 & October 3 at 7:30pm
September 29, October 4 & 5 at 9:30pm
The Laurie Beechman Theatre

Cult sensation DINA MARTINA returns to New York on September 26 with DINA MARTINA: A DOUR PALETTE at The Laurie Beechman Theatre. After attaining cult status in her native town of Seattle and touring nationally, Martina’s official New York debut in 2005 sold out in minutes. Her follow-up shows have left jaded audiences (including Michael Stipe, Whoopi Goldberg, John Waters, Matt Stone, John Cameron Mitchell, Margaret Cho, Bruce Vilanch, Joyce Dewitt, and Jeff Stryker -- a list as strange has her shows) stunned and clamoring for more.

Tickets are $22. A full dinner menu and a full bar are available; there is a $15 per person food/drink minimum. Doors open one hour before show time. Transportation: all trains/buses to Port Authority/Times Square. To purchase advance tickets call 212-352-3101 or visit www.SpinCycleNYC.com.


Laurie Beechman Theatre | Inside West Bank Cafe | 407 West 42 Street at 9th Avenue


 

September 28, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

John Zorn: A Museum-Wide Celebration
Saturday September 28. 10 AM to 8PM
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

For an entire day, the Museum’s galleries pulsate with John Zorn’s restless and electric sounds, as musicians perform in various galleries during an unprecedented event that marks the creative genius’s 60th birthday. Most of the works presented on this day are Met Museum commissions; others are existing pieces, specifically selected for their organic and sonic relevance to particular gallery spaces. In celebration of his sixtieth birthday, The Metropolitan Museum of Art honors the boundless musical vision and virtuosity of John Zorn as one part of a larger celebration, Zorn@60.

Free with Museum admission, for more information call 212 570 3792
For performance schedule visit www.metmuseum.org/johnzorn

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


 

Another New York Cool Tip:

Fanny de Chaillé & Philippe Ramette
Passage à l’acte/Acting Out
Thu, Sept 26–Sat, Sept 28 at 8pm
The Invisible Dog Art Center


Part of the Hermès Foundation’s New Settings program

This collaboration between French choreographer Fanny de Chaillé and visual artist Philippe Ramette, comprised of twelve performances, is rooted in the duo’s shared fascination with the body and its surrounding environment of human-made objects.

With a series of delightfully absurd human sculptures set in motion, the artists attempt to “rationalize the irrational,” recreating comic and improbable situations. Like visitors in a museum, audience members are invited to circulate and observe the performers, who playfully ignite our imagination and challenge traditional notions of spectatorship and performance.

In English.
FIAF Members: $20
Non Members: $30

Invisible Dog Art Center | 51 Bergen Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
F, G to Bergen St


 

September 27, 2013

Astoria 2nd annual Art Festival
September 27th - October 6th
Various Locations

The Astoria Art Festival September 27th - October 6th. For one week, restaurants and shops across Astoria will showcase the work of emerging and well-known local artists!

On Friday, September 27th - Sunday, October 6th., The Astoria Art Festival presents another collaborative, multi-venue, week long, event series. All of the featured works, selected from an open call for submissions, will be exclusively from Queen's & LIC based Artists. A mix of photography, paintings, illustrations and mixed-media creations from well-known and emerging local artists will hang on the walls of such beloved neighborhood restaurants, bars and shops including Queens Comfort, Sweet Afton, Hell Gate, Sparrow, Astoria Park Wine & Spirits, Lockwood and William Hallet. Newcomers, including the well received SingleCut Beer & Milkflower, will also participate in celebrating the neighborhood’s art scene. There is no set schedule for viewing the art; attendees can wander into venues and linger at their leisure while enjoying some of the wonderful local food and cocktails.

Local community leaders, photographer Lizabeth Nieves and designer Christine Haber, head up this year's festival. Artists themselves, they're dedicated to helping further establish Queens as a thriving art community. In partnership with local business owner, George Rallis, they're bringing more than 30 Artists and 20 venues together to curate art shows, host interactive events and provide performance space for free live shows.

“Queens has long been home to many of New York’s artists, but there hasn't been a regular, dedicated arts festival in Astoria – until now. Over the course of this weekend New Yorkers will have a chance to explore a wealth of innovative and thought provoking artwork from Queens artists – except instead of traditional studios and galleries, they will be on display in Astoria’s eclectic bars, restaurants and stores as a true reflection of the neighborhood’s community spirit,” says Lizabeth Nieves. "We have the support of a variety of community based sponsors this year which include, Boro Magazine, The IMPOSSIBLE project, The LIC Courier, Printstagram, Brown Paper Tickets, LIC Flea, & HellGate."

Beyond experiencing art, New Yorkers are invited to head to Hell Gate Social on Friday, September 27th for a kick-off party from 9pm - Midnightfeaturing music by Astoria's very own, The 10 Cent F$ck Flicks. The after party continues at Sparrow from Midnight till 4 am, featuring an Instagram photo exhibit from over 20 participants and music provided by DJ Frankie Pancakes.

Check our website for further details on more events:
http://astoriaartfestival.com/2013/09/09/astoria-art-festival-event-details-from-september-27-october-6/


September 26, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

DUMBO DANCE FESTIVAL (DDF)
September 26-29, 2013
Times Vary
www.whitewavedance.com
WHITE WAVE John Ryan Theatre

This fall, WHITE WAVE is proud to present the 13th Annual DUMBO DANCE FESTIVAL (DDF) (September 26-29, 2013) a four day dance festival featuring over 80 companies with new danceworks from over 450 contemporary performing artists and choreographers from the United States, Canada, Korea and England.

All performances of 2013 DDF will take place at the WHITE WAVE John Ryan Theatre located at 25 Jay Street in the heart of DUMBO, Brooklyn, NY.

The Festival starts with a Gala Opening Night on September 26th at 7:00PM. The evening will be hosted by a guest celebrity, starting with an honoree ceremony (two of our most distinguished supporters will be honored), followed by performances from six stellar contemporary dance companies.

All proceeds raised will directly offset WHITE WAVE’s production costs for our 2013/14 Season.

Aside from Gala Opening Night, all performances are free of charge.

The four day festival ends with a Grand Finale and DJ dance party with The Bacchanal, on Sunday September 29th at 8:00pm at the WHITE WAVE John Ryan Theatre. Tickets are $20.

www.whitewavedance.com
718-855-8822

WHITE WAVE John Ryan Theatre| 25 Jay Street | DUMBO, Brooklyn, NY.


 

September 25, 2013


12 Years a Slave

Just Published: Check our Frank J. Avella's Column's coverage of the New York Film Festival and his first eight Film Festival Reviews (more to come).

The New York Film Festival runs September 28 - October 14, 2013 at Lincoln Center.

New York Cool Tip: Check out Zorn at 60 at Columbia University (September 23 - 27th. Here is tonight's concert:

Zorn at 60
Thursday, September 26, 2013
Part 2: CHAMBER MUSIC
Miller Theater at Columbia University


Voices, winds, percussion, electronics, and strings. A program of works for small ensembles, including four world premieres, performed by musicians from the city’s best new-music bands. In all, more than two dozen performers and 16 pieces, all of them written since 2002. The prolific Zorn will write a few brand new works just for this occasion.

Single Tickets: $25–$40. Directions and information is available online at www.millertheatre.com or via the Miller Theatre Box Office, at 212.854.7799.

This event is part of Zorn@60, a citywide celebration. Visit www.zornat60.com for a full listing of events throughout New York. All programs and artists are subject to change.

Columbia University’s Miller Theatre | North of the Main Campus Gate
116th St. & Broadway | Ground floor of Dodge Hall.


September 24, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Historical Performance Chamber Music: The String Quintet
Tue, Sep 24 at 8PM
Paul Hall at The Juilliard School

Internationally-renowned Baroque violinist, Juilliard Historical Performance artistic advisor and artist-in-residence Monica Huggett leads a program of select string quintets by Mozart and his colleague and friend, Czech composer Myslivecek. Upon programming these works, Ms. Huggett remarked, “it is generally accepted that the combination of two violins, two violas, and cello inspired Mozart to compose chamber music of paralleled beauty and depth…The string quintet was a relatively rare combination at that time, but Myslivecek composed some light-hearted pieces in that genre which may have sown the seed in Mozart’s imagination.”

FREE tickets available 9/10 at the Juilliard Box Office
www.juilliard.edu/fallhistorical


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

 


Another New York Cool Tip:

Lady Day benefit with Dee Dee Bridgewater
Tuesday, September 24th. 7PM - Late
Little Shubert Theatre

WBGO Jazz 88.3 FM joins forces with The Actors Fund to host a special benefit performance of Lady Day, the new musical about Billie Holiday starring Tony and multiple Grammy® Award winner Dee Dee Bridgewater on Tuesday, September 24, at 7:00 pm at the Little Shubert Theatre, 422 West 42nd Street (between 9th & 10th Avenues) in New York City. Renowned classical vocalist Jessye Norman, will serve as the evening’s Honorary Chair and Hostess.

Tickets: $88 - $250. For more information visit www.WBGO.org/LadyDay

Little Shubert Theatre | 422 West 42nd Street


 

September 23, 2013

New York Cool Tip:



 

September 22, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Ryan Greer Jazz Group
Sunday, September 22 at 9:30 p.m.
Metropolitan Room

In his return to The Metropolitan Room, vocalist Ryan Greer leads a remarkably pared-down and smooth combination of his own Ryan Greer Jazz Group with Neil Flink on guitar and Mark Verdino on bass. The intimate set, titled “Whisper Low,” is a fresh take on the cool-jazz sound. Reinventing essential standards and post-bop classics from Harold Arlen to Eddie Harris, Duke Ellington to Chick Corea, the evening also features original Ryan Greer Jazz Group compositions.

$20 cover, 2-drink minimum
http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=120826&cart
http://www.ryangreerjazz.com/

Metropolitan Room | 34 West 22nd Street


Another New York Cool Tip:

Sock Hop Sundays!
September 22nd 7:00-11:30pm
Upstairs at Iguana Cafe

Great dance music from the 50's & 60's! Including Rock-n-Roll, Motown, Soul, R&B, and Doo Wop.

Now in our 10th year, we are averaging 160 guests per event! We host a fun and energetic monthly dance that draws a diverse baby boomer crowd.

Admission $15, which includes coupon for $5 off house liquor, or wine/beer, or 2 free sodas, or $5 off of any food.

Questions? Comments? Email sockhopsundays@gmail.com or call Eric at 212.486.9517
www.sockhopsundays.com

Upstairs at Iguana Cafe | 240 West 54th Street btwn Broadway & 8th Ave


 

September 21, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

El Museo
Super Sabado! Free Third Saturdays
Do-It-Yourself (DIY)
Saturday, September 21, 2013
12:00pm - 7:00pm


Show us what inspires you! Make your ideas a reality through art, stories and music.

Admission: FREE http://elmuseo.org/


El Museo del Barrio | 1230 Fifth Avenue

 


Another New York Cool Tip:

Derek Ahonen's
The Cheaters Club
Playing now through September 21, 2013
Abrons Art Center

The newest play from The Amoralists' resident playwright, The Cheaters Club is a Southern-sized Savannah ghost story that creeps out of the shadows and Spanish moss to bring us face to face with the skeletons that are lurking in our closet and destroying our marital bliss.

Meet The Cheaters Club: siblings Tommy, Jimmy and Cathy, and brand-new recruit Vonn. Once a year they get out of town to get it on, with no spouses and no strings attached, to exorcise their sexual demons. This year, the destination is Savannah for a lust-filled weekend at the haunted Chaney Inn, run by a mysterious family and their voodoo-ing housemaid. But the dark and unresolved history of the inn is still being written, and the Cheaters Club may very well be the final chapter. Join Ghost Tour Guide (and town drunk) Vladimir Anton as he takes you on a journey of infidelity, revenge, and murder in the dark corners of America's most haunted necropolis.

If you can't be with the one you love...possess the one you're with.

For tickets
www.theamoralists.com
866-811-4111

Abrons Arts Center
466 Grand Street, NY, NY
F to Delancey | J/M to Essex | B/D to Grand


 

September 20, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

The Sister Rosettas
September 13th, 20th & 27th at 9:30
IRT Theater.


A revival of the rock/pop-punk/cabaret music of world touring, from Tokyo to Georgia, MING DYNASTY last seen on City Stages in 2009 alongside Diana Ross, Ben Harper, and Al Green. This new collaboration, The Sister Rosettas, features Diana Oh on lead vocals. The night will also feature original music written by The Sisters. Part rock concert, part cabaret show, this theatrical event will have special opening guest appearances by: Hip Hop Artist and Comedian, Christopher Gabriel Nunez; Queer Asian Comedian, Jes Tom (9/20); Actor and Comedian, Lauren Hennessy (9/27).

The Sister Rosettas came about when a chance encounter brought together critically acclaimed performer Diana Oh and the founding member of the innovative Asian rock/pop group Ming Dynasty. Diana Oh explains how the collaboration began, “I met Eric Miranda, the founding member of Ming Dynasty, in a classic New York kind of way. We bumped into each other as strangers on the corner of Bleecker and Lafayette. I found out he was a musician and songwriter as well. We shared stories and our music with one another, during a rushed stroll through New York City. He played me songs of Ming Dynasty's album Yellow Tiger. Ming Dynasty was fronted by a woman named Ming, she really did grow up in a rice field. She sang in poetic broken English. She couldn't have been more honest. They were touring and all making a living off of Ming Dynasty and their art and yet, life still happened, and brought new transitions, and so the band dispersed in 2009. I met Eric and I could feel his passion, his hunger to make art again. He wanted to revive Ming Dynasty but with a complete re-branding. He heard my voice and knew I was the one to revive it with. We immediately took to one another. We met on a Monday, and six days later we decided to put together a show reviving Ming Dynasty, and also debuting our own original musical collaborations.”

Tickets are available at www.terranovacollective.org. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door.

IRT Theater | 154 Christopher Street | 3rd Floor.
(Subway: 1 Christopher Street, A/B/C/D/E/F/M to West 4th)



 

September 19, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

John J Zullo Dance/Raw Movement presents the
2013 Season
September 19-21, 2013
Danspace Project | St. Mark's Church

The evening will include works from John J Zullo Dance/Raw Movement's repertory including ALL what THIS do HAS you HAPPENED see? BEFORE, as well as the World Premieres of this Exquisite diversion/mysterious Skin and project Xiii, which includes guest performers Barry Blumenfeld of TAPFusion, and choreographer Jeff Rebudal.

Tickets are $20 ($15 for students and seniors) and can be purchased at www.danspaceproject.org. The evening is part of DANCE: Access, a self-production series administered by Danspace Project that serves independent choreographers and dance companies.

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


Another New York Cool Tip:



September 18, 2013

New York Cool Tip:


2004 Halloween Parade
Photo Credit: Wendy R Williams

 

From the Greenwich Village Halloween Parade:

The Village Halloween Parade has launched its Kickstarter Campaign. Last year, the Halloween Parade was hit hard by Superstorm Sandy, causing its unprecedented cancellation. This year, the Parade is poised to celebrate its 40th Anniversary, but now the Parade's future is in jeopardy due to financial losses from last year.

Last year, we heard from tens of thousands of you about how much you missed the Parade...
This year, we need to hear from you again. We need all of you who have ever come to watch the Parade or who danced in it, to contribute to our Kickstarter Campaign
to bring back Halloween!


We have never asked before, but this situation is unprecedented. Let's make this happen! The spirit of the parade has kept us going for forty years -- and your spirit will keep us going for another forty.

Together, we can make the Parade rise again!

Kickstarter Campaign
to bring back Halloween!


Another New York Cool Tip:

The Grand Tour
Tuesday, September 17th
Wednesday, September 18th 8PM
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Go after-hours gallery-hopping in the reinstalled New European Paintings Galleries, 1250–1800, for an unprecedented encounter with music and art. Experience four different concerts in four different galleries by some of the world’s leading Renaissance and Baroque musicians, including Tenet, Dark Horse Consort, QuickSilver, and harpsichordist Jory Vinikour. The music illuminates the paintings (and vice versa) in this once-in-a-lifetime experience, revealing the magic and power of these galleries in a wholly unique way.

$100. Call 212 570 3949
http://www.metmuseum.org/events/programs/concerts-and-performances/the-grand-tour?eid=A001_%7b413F1D49-C37B-43F0-B270-0F450990337E%7d_20130719172122

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


 

Another New York Cool Tip:

Jann Klose
Sept. 18, at 9:30 pm.
Joe's Pub


Jann's new album, MOSAIC is now on iTunes and Amazon and Spotify. Writes Paul Freeman at the San Jose Mercury News, "Klose shows he can create diverse new tunes that rival those of such masters as (Tim) Buckley. TIME'S Joel Stein, WFUV's Vin Scelsa and Boston Music Critic Jim Sullivan all gave their thumbs up to Jann, the multi-cultural singer-songwriter, who sings Tim Buckley's parts in the movie, GREETINGS FROM TIM BUCKLEY (Tribeca Film/Focus World) which will be out on DVD, Sept. 17.

MORE LINKS AND TOUR DATES:

www.jannklose.com
www.facebook.com/jannklose
www.twitter.com/jannkloseband
www.youtube.com/jannklose

Admission is $15.
The venue phone is 212-967-7555
The web site is www.joespub.com

Joe's Pub | 425 Laffayette Street, in New York City.


 

September 17, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Derek Ahonen's
The Cheaters Club
Playing now through September 21, 2013
Abrons Art Center

The newest play from The Amoralists' resident playwright, The Cheaters Club is a Southern-sized Savannah ghost story that creeps out of the shadows and Spanish moss to bring us face to face with the skeletons that are lurking in our closet and destroying our marital bliss.

Meet The Cheaters Club: siblings Tommy, Jimmy and Cathy, and brand-new recruit Vonn. Once a year they get out of town to get it on, with no spouses and no strings attached, to exorcise their sexual demons. This year, the destination is Savannah for a lust-filled weekend at the haunted Chaney Inn, run by a mysterious family and their voodoo-ing housemaid. But the dark and unresolved history of the inn is still being written, and the Cheaters Club may very well be the final chapter. Join Ghost Tour Guide (and town drunk) Vladimir Anton as he takes you on a journey of infidelity, revenge, and murder in the dark corners of America's most haunted necropolis.

If you can't be with the one you love...possess the one you're with.

For tickets
www.theamoralists.com
866-811-4111

Abrons Arts Center
466 Grand Street, NY, NY
F to Delancey | J/M to Essex | B/D to Grand


Another New York Cool Tip:

The Moon
Tuesday, September 17, 8pm,
Union Pool

Featuring
Hannibal Buress
Jessi Klein
Kate Berlant
And music by Camille Harris (Muffin Man: A Musical, My High School Boyfriend Was Gay)

And an all new storyline, videos and characters featuring Jordan Clifford, Camille Harris, Tim Skinner

Hosted by Nat Towsen and Bob Walles
With giveaways and prizes sponsored by Forbidden Planet NYC

THE MOON IS NOW LIVE STREAMING AT DAILY MOTION!
Catch the entire show broadcast live from Union Pool at 8:30pm EST on dailymotion.com/user/themoonshow

$5

themoonshow.com
@themoonshow

Union Pool | 84 Union Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211
On the corner of Union Ave and Meeker
Take the L or G to Lorimer/Metropolitan


 

September 16, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Fall for Dance Festival 2013
September 16 - 17, 2013
Central Park's Delacorte Theatre

Program: New York City Ballet, Paul Taylor Dance Company, Ronald K. Brown/Evidence and STREB Extreme Action Company.

Free

Festival continues at the New York City Center. For information: http://www.nycitycenter.org/Home

Central Park's Delacorte Theatre | Central Park at 81st Street


Another New York Cool Tip:

Feast of San Gennaro
Through Septmber 22, 2013 11:30 AM On
Little Italy

Celebrate the martyred third-century bishop and patron saint of Naples at this 11-day festival that fills the streets of Little Italy every year.

Mulberry St between Canal and Houston Sts
Grand St between Baxter and Mott Sts
Hester St between Baxter and Mott Sts


 

September 15, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Dennis Flynn, Johnny Kelley, and TJ Alcala
Cowboys Don't Sing: A Western Musical
Sept 12 (7pm), Sept 15 (7pm), Sept 25 (8pm), & Sept
Players Theatre

Figure It Out Later Productions is proud to present Cowboys Don’t Sing: A Western Musical as an honored elected Encore Series performance of the 17th annual New York International Fringe Festival – FringeNYC. Proud recipients of Best Book, Music & Lyrics - they tell the story of a lone cowboy that rides into a singing town on his trusty steed where meets danger, romance, every single ol' Western archetype, and too many musical numbers, including "The Racist Song." Can he protect the town from the nefarious McKallister twins? Will he abandon his cowboy ways and sing? Come find out in COWBOYS DON'T SING: A WESTERN MUSICAL.

Tickets $18. Visit http://bit.ly/1cObC0R

Players Theatre | 115 MacDougal Street


 

September 14, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Singular Beauty by Cara Phillips
September 13 - October 13th
Summer Gallery Hours: Saturday and Sunday, 1-7pm and by appointment
Station Independent Projects

Singular Beauty is a photographic examination of cosmetic surgery, seen through the lens of artist Cara Phillips. Instead of focusing on portraits of patients and procedures, she focuses on the machines, tools, and consultation rooms rarely seen by anyone except those who are seeking perfection, at any price. In the world imagined by Phillips, stark and beautiful light reveals the talismanic quality of the spaces where beauty is created in the 21st century.

The artist, herself a former model and makeup artist, was inspired by her own experiences as a member of the "industrial beauty complex," the resulting photographs offer a unique view into a world where perfection is merely an injection away.

Follow Station Independent Projects on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/stationprojects

Like Station Independent Projects on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Station-Independent-Projects/109416032432249

Station Independent Projects | 164 Suffolk Street, NYC 10002
www.stationindependent.com
info@stationindependent.com
917.698.2012
Between Stanton and East Houston
F to Delancey Street or JMZ to Essex Street



 

September 13, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

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

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

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

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


New York Cool Tip:

LEIMAY IN "BECOMING-CORPUS"
Thursday through Saturday at 8:00 pm and Sunday at 6:00pm
September 12 - 15th
BAM Fisher (Fisherman Space)

LEIMAY will present the world premiere of "Becoming-Corpus," a performance experience of dance, video and live electronic music. Ximena Garnica and Shige Moriya, the artistic duo behind CAVE, The New York Butoh Festival and the Williamsburg SOAK festival, created "Becoming-Corpus" as a performance of meditative stillness and physical extremity within an environment of six-channel real-time video. The piece is conceived, directed and designed by Garnica and Moriya and choreographed by Garnica and the ensemble. Video programming is by Moriya. The performance is a light-and-dance experience of altered time and space, tracing the relationships and transformations among beings, the individual and society. It is accompanied by a visual art installation in the BAM Fisher's Peter Jay Sharp Lobby and a book documenting the process of making the piece. The accompanying visual art exhibition offers a perspective on LEIMAY's work through detritus of their creative process: cast-off elements of previous works. These include latex bodily skins, photos that are both printed and screen printed on the skins, and papier mache robot heads. It's a ghostly counterpart to the live performance that can also stand alone to the witness.

Tickets: $20 - 30
BAM box office: www.bam.org or 718-636-4100
Special tickets to Benefit Performance and Gallery Opening (September 12, following the performance, Peter J. Sharp Lobby) and Closing Night Toast (September 15 following the performance, Peter J. Sharp Lobby) can be purchased only at www.leimay.org or by calling LEIMAY's office at718-388-6780.

BAM Fisher (Fisherman Space) | 321 Ashland Place, Brooklyn


 

September 11, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

THE TABLE OF SILENCE PROJECT 9/11
Wednesday September 11, 8:15 AM to 9:46 AM
Lincoln Center Josie Robertson Plaza

The Table of Silence Project 9/11 will return for the third year for a free event at the Lincoln Center Plaza. Led by the Buglisi Dance Theatre, joined by 100+ dancers from major dance studios and companies, the concert will begin at 8:15 AM and end precisely at 8:46 AM, the moment American Airlines Flight 11 crashed into the North Tower. Conceived by choreographer Jacqulyn Buglisi and Italian visual artist Rossella Vasta, the transcendent work is a public tribute to 9/11 and a prayer for peace.

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




September 10, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

TED RIEDERER“ONLY FOREVER”
September 7th, 2013 – September 21st, 2013
Opening Reception: Tuesday, September 10th, 6-8pm
(Featuring performance by HOLYMAN)
The Lodge Gallery

Republic Worldwide and The Lodge Gallery invite you to experience the work of Ted Riederer. This two week ensemble set will consist of paintings, sculpture, photography, and interactive old media analog assemblage, all of which provide a deep view into a more intimate body of work by Riederer, best known for his critically acclaimed international performance project, “Never Records.”

“In My Memories, Wheels Make Melodies,” an interactive bricolage of guitar and bicycle parts, allows visitors to produce looped melodies from a fixed set of notes and percussive elements. The melodic elements are constant, but, by varying speed and direction, an infinitely variable melody is possible. It is here that we are introduced to the leitmotif of this exhibition and Riederer's continuing body of work: We are empowered to create our own path. Paired with a single devotional painting of a woman entitled “Rose”, we can add: love enables us to break life's fixed loops, to find beauty within the banal.

An array of flaming guitars (“Your Love Is Never Going to Survive The Heat Of My Heart”) line the gallery, oil paintings made with old master mediums and leaded glass powder that, as Riederer explains, “is related to a quasi Shinto belief that objects can be conduits of the divine. The guitar is an existential symbol. Are we instruments? Are we being played? The flames engulfing the guitars depict transmutation. Of course there is also the rock and roll references which are tongue and cheek, but I am always exploring the redemptive power of music and music communities by manipulating the symbols of music.

”Also filling the space is the warm sound of Bing Crosby's voice, a looped vinyl record repeating the words “Only Forever” on a vintage turntable. This repeated phrase simultaneously answers and raises questions that Riederer continuously brings forth with this work. At the center of the record is a label stamped with an overhead view of a spiral staircase which, as the record spins, infinitely ascends or descends.


The Lodge Gallery | 131 Chrystie Street | Manhattan's Lower East Side


September 9, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Tesla Style Night
Celebrates sustainable designs during NYC Fashion Week
Monday, September 9th, from 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Tesla Showroom

The Greenwich Village-Chelsea Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce an upcoming event, Tesla Style Night, co-founded by Build A Better Planet. Partnering with the cutting-edge automobile company, Tesla, the event will kick off NYC Fashion Week in a fresh and exciting way. This exclusive night will feature the sustainable designs of Tesla’s premium electric cars, complemented by emerging fashion designer Ashley McAleavy’s eco-friendly couture line, Remedy Designs. With the two-trendsetting companies joining to headline, Tesla Style Night is set to be a pulsing and unique occasion focused on the importance of sustainability.

Presented by the Greenwich Village Chelsea Chamber of Commerce, Tesla, Build A Better Planet, and Ashley McAleavy. Sponsored by Upstate New York brewery, Ithaca Beer Co, Con Edison of New York, and The Noble Experiment. Partners include Hermitian Textiles, Kallio/Karina Kallio, Nais/Anais Bouchard, Lanni Lanto (RE)Design/Lanni Lanto, My Fabulous Puppy/Warren R. Agee, Thaddaeus Timothy/Thaddaeus Beals, Benjamin Zastrow, and Rebecca Mink of Mink Shoes.

The Tesla Showroom | 511 W. 25th Street


 

September 8, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

RALPH LEE'S METTAWEE RIVER THEATRE COMPANY
"Taliesin"
September 6, 7, 8 and 13, 14 15 at 7:30 PM
Outdoor Garden of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine

Renowned puppet and mask maker Ralph Lee presents his Mettawee River Theatre Company in their new production of "Taliesin," drawn from a medieval Welsh legend. Fantastic giant figures, puppets and masks tell this tale of transformation and imagination in the script, adapted from the original legend, by poet Robert Bagg. Original music is by Neal Kirkwood, performed by Ed Rosenberg on sax, clarinet, and hammered dulcimer, a Middle Eastern instrument that traveled to Wales. The extraordinary company of actor/singers who handle the puppets are Rob Mcfadyen, Sarah Bedard, David DeSantis, Patrick Horn, Una Osato, and Eddie Shields.

tickets: $12 for adults; $6 for children

Reservations and weather reports: 212.929.4777

Outdoor Garden at St. John the Divine.
111 St. & Amsterdam Ave.
This is not in the main cathedral, but in the garden, which is accessed by walking the path at 111th Street & Amsterdam.


 

September 7, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Bach by Popular Demand
Saturday September 7th. 7:30PM
All Angels Church

The Sebastians present a program featuring J.S. Bach’s famed Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D Major, trio sonatas by Arcangelo Corelli and William Boyce, and concertos by G.F. Handel and Antonio Vivaldi.

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

All Angels Church | 251 W. 80th St.
(and Broadway)



New York Cool Tip:

WORLD WIDE LAB
A DIRECTORS' FEAST
September 4th through September 7th.
Irondale Center


Twelve members of the 2010 Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab who have continued to collaborate with one another these past three years have conceived two separate anthology programs exploring moments in the life of a woman as well as a study of community. The WWL consists of the following directors: Ioli Andreadi (London, England / Athens, Greece), Laura Caparrotti (New York City / Rome, Italy), Jocelyn Yuchia Chang (Taipei, Taiwan), Evan T. Cummings (New York City), Esther Jun (Toronto, Canada), Annie G. Levy (New York City), Orly Noa Rabinyan (Tel Aviv, Israel), Vidhu Singh (San Francisco/New Delhi, India), Jay Stern (New York City), Laura Tesman (New York City), Evan Tsitsias (Toronto, Canada), Chang Nai Wen (Taipei, Taiwan / Berlin, Germany)

Program A: Wednesday, Sept 4th@7:30PM, Friday, Sept 6th@7PM, Saturday, Sept 7th @4PM

Program B: Thursday, Sept 5th@7:30PM, Friday, Sept 6th@9:30PM, Saturday, Sept 7th@7:30PM

Tickets $18 per program. $30 for both.
For tickets visit http://irondale.org/WWL2013.html or call (866) 811-4111


Irondale Center | 85 South Oxford Street, Brooklyn, NYC
(C train to Lafayette, G to Fulton)



September 6, 2013

Another New York Cool Tip:

Amy Hill
"The Age of Delightenment"
September 6 - October 13, 2013
Opening Reception: Friday, September 6th, 7-9PM
Front Room Gallery

A solo exhibition of new paintings by Amy Hill, inspired by 15th century Flemish alterpieces and portraits. Hill's meticulous oil paintings echo Dutch Masters' technique with a w(holy) new look.

Front Room Gallery | 147 Roebling Street, Brooklyn NY 11211,
Between Metropolitan Ave and Hope Street, L Train to Bedford Avenue


Another New York Cool Tip:

MIRO MAGLOIRE'S NEW CHAMBER BALLET
September 6 & 7 at 8 PM
City Center Studio 5


Miro Magloire presents his elegant 5-member New Chamber Ballet in the intimate surroundings of City Center Studio 5. The all-Magloire program features works set to music by Haydn, Stockhausen, Boulez, and contemporary British composer Rebecca Saunders, played live on piano and violin.

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


City Center Studio 5 | 130 West 56 Street
Between 6th & 7th Avenues, NYC



 

September 5, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Daniel Isengart
Thursday, September 5th, 7:00 p.m.
Deutsches Haus

As part of its annual "Haus-Fest", the Deutsches Haus at NYU presents entertainer and vintage cabaret specialist Daniel Isengart in a salon-style concert that will showcase the darkly humorous spirit of Berlin's Weimar era through song and tales by Bertolt Brecht, Kurt Weill, Mischa Spoliansky, Friedrich Hollaender and more.

Musical direction by Jeffrey Klitz.

During Germany's shortlived Weimar Republic, Berlin became a frantic hotbed that sizzled with a lust for life and all the modern hedonistic excesses the Prussian capital was all to eager to offer. Daily life was a tight balancing act of political, social and cultural extremes which became the fodder for myriads of writers, artists and composers who flocked to the burgeoning city. The new cabaret art form, with its inate immediacy and satirical leanings (and more often than not louche, sexually permissive setting) was particularly attuned to serve as a twisted mirror of the adrenaline and jazz-fuelled Zeitgeist, much to the delight of its patrons from all walks of life who basked nightly in its alluring twilight, happily in denial about the humiliating past, the contentious present and the looming future. Yet the dance on the volcano, as writer Klaus Mann would eventually call it, did not last for long. Soon, the biting humor and satire that had been the order of the day (and a characteristic tool for survival in the face of adversity) were replaced by a politically sanctioned sentimentality that served as a cover-up for a growing force that would eventually leave the Weimar experiment (and much of Berlin) in ashes.

Space at Deutsches Haus is limited, please arrive ten minutes prior to the event. Thank you!
RSVP: deutscheshaus.rsvp@nyu.edu

Deutsches Haus | 42 Washington Mews
New York, NY 10003




September 4, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Michael Kors to be Honored with 2013 Couture Council Award
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
11:30 am Reception / Noon Luncheon and Award Ceremony
David H. Koch Theater

The Couture Council of The Museum at FIT invites you to a luncheon to celebrate the Couture Council Award for Artistry of Fashion 2013 Honoree Michael Kors. The award luncheon benefits the Museum at FIT.

The luncheon chairs are Kamie Lightburn and Jieun Wax.

Tickets Start at: $1500; Tables Start at: $10,000
Event Contact & To Inquire About Tickets: Victoria Guranowski Email: victoria_guranowski@fitnyc.edu. Phone: 212-217-4105

David H. Koch Theater | 20 Lincoln Center | New York City


 

September 3, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Alex Perez's
JULIAN and ROMERO
Tuesday Sept 3 9:00 pm
Wednesday Sep 4 6:30 pm
Thursday Sep 5 9:00 pm
Saturday Sep 7 5:00 pm
Sunday Sep 8 8:00 pm
Theater For the New City

A fabled story of two young Cuban men in the 1960's, one communist soldier under Castro's revolution, and one closeted gay young man- who were both best friends growing up but are now at odds with each other's beliefs, politically/religiously and culturally.
www.Facebook.com/JulianandRomero

Tickets $12 www.smarttix.com
212-868-4444

Theater For the New City | 155 First Ave NY NY 10003


 

September 2, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

WIADCA Celebrates 46 Years of Caribbean Pride and Culture
West Indian Day Carnival Parade
September 2nd 11:00 am to 6:00 pm.
Brooklyn | From Schenectady Ave to Grand Army Plaza


The West Indian Day Carnival celebrations culminate with the largest Caribbean Carnival Parade in the US on Labor Day Monday, September 2nd – when over 40 costumed bands, scores of colorful floats, millions of jubilant spectators and supporters from around the world converge on Eastern Parkway that is fully lined with hundreds of food stalls selling mouth watering cuisine from around the world to satisfy every taste (from Schenectady Ave to Grand Army Plaza) from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. We invite you to come on down, enjoy, dance or take a “wine”.

Brooklyn | From Schenectady Ave to Grand Army Plaza




September 1, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Ballet Hispanico's BHdos: Harlem Meer Performance Festival
Sunday, September 1, 2013 at 2pm
Charles A. Dana Discovery Center, Central Park

Ballet Hispanico, recognized as the nation's leading Latino dance organization since 1970, announces the first performance of the Fall 2013 Season for BHdos, the company's pre-professional troupe. BHdos will perform at the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center in Central Park as part of the Harlem Meer Performance Festival. This is a free event; no tickets will be issued. Two pieces will be performed: Danubio, created for BHdos by Nicholas Villeneuve, and an excerpt of Annabelle Lopez Ochoa's flamenco-inspired Nube Blanco. For more information visit http://www.centralpark.com/events/show/1988/harlem-meer-performance-festival.

The Charles A. Dana Discovery Center is inside Central Park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues.



 

 

 


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