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March 17, 2019 - by CG Directory Editor
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If you're looking for the best of miscellaneous things to do in NYC, check out City Guide's 'Potpourri' category, which has dining specials, pop ups, shopping, charity events, literary events, lectures, readings, awards shows, galas, and even more.

Too-Rye-Ay - a St. Patrick's Day Tribute to Dexys Midnight Runners Feat. Ted Leo - The Bell House
March 17, 2019 - Brooklyn

This event is 21 and over Get ready for a Celtic soul celebration this St. Patrick's Day as Too-Rye-Ay performs the music of Dexys Midnight Runners. Best known in America for "Come on Eileen" -- #18 in VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of the 1980s -- Dexys was revered in the U.K. for their punk-infused-soul music, distinctive fashion sense, and leader Kevin Rowland's unique lyrical perspective. Too-Rye-Ay will perform two sets, featuring smash hits and deep cuts from Dexys' late '70s/early '80s albums and singles. The band features members of Ted Leo & The Pharmacists, Gramercy Arms, Elk City, and Nova Social:

Grad Show | Acting For Sketch And Scripted Comedy | Mccartney - The PIT
March 17, 2019 - New York

Tonight our brilliant PIT students take the stage

Another Story of an Olympian: Building a Japanese Art Collection - Japan Society
March 17, 2019 - New York

American collector Avery Brundage's gifts to the city of San Francisco led to the establishment of the Asian Art Museum, while his tenure as head of the International Olympic Committee from 1952 to 1972 positioned him to have a profound influence on U.S.-Japan relations in the postwar era. Robert Mintz, Deputy Director, Arts and Programs, Asian Art Museum San Francisco, explores how Brundage used Japanese art to facilitate the U.S.-Japan relationship and to express his deep-seated belief in the potential for art to impact the world.

The Interrupters - Irving Plaza
March 17, 2019 - New York

For over 150 years, Irving Plaza has been one of New York City's premier entertainment sites. Located just minutes from Union Square, the famed red marquee has displayed the names of thousands of artists, bringing them together with fans all throughout the city. Enjoy a cold beverage from our wide selection of drinks, and kick back in our lounge area before the show. No matter what genre, Irving Plaza shows are like no other.

Kgb: Sunday Night Fiction - KGB Bar
March 17, 2019 - New York

KGB: Sunday Night Fiction

Pitchaya Sudbanthad & Mina Seckin - KGB Bar
March 17, 2019 - New York

Pitchaya Sudbanthad's debut novel Bangkok Wakes to Rain He has received fellowships in fiction writing from the New York Foundation for the Arts and the MacDowell Colony, and currently splits time between Bangkok and Brooklyn. Recreates the experience of living in Thailand's aqueous climate so viscerally that you can feel the water rising around your ankles."--Ron Charles, Washington Post "Important, ambitious, and accomplished." --Mohsin Hamid, New York Times bestselling author of Exit West Mina Seçkin is a writer and editor from New York City. She is the managing editor of Apogee Journal. Her writing has been published in McSweeney's Quarterly Concern, The Adroit Journal, and elsewhere.

Whiskey 101 at Fine & Rare - Fine & Rare
March 17, 2019 - New York

Our most popular class to date. This class gives you an overview of the various styles of whiskey including Bourbon, Rye, Scotch, Irish and other international marks. You will nose, taste and evaluate a diverse selection of whiskey.

Adaku's Revolt - Abrons Arts Center Henry Street Settlement
Through March 17, 2019 - Manhattan

Created and performed by Okwui Okpokwasili, and designed and directed by Peter Born, Adaku's Revolt is an interdisciplinary performance about one young black girl who revolts against imposed standards of beauty: a revolt against those who normalize the pain that must be endured, against the inevitable physical scarring that results from an assault of chemical straighteners and iron hot combs. Her heroism strikes a blow against those that would have her believe that her natural hair should be a source of humiliation, a triumph against the insidious self-loathing that attempts to seed itself in her most vulnerable moments. Ages 8+

Girlfriends' Getaway Weekend - Mohonk Mountain House
Through March 17, 2019 - New Paltz

Mohonk Mountain House is the ideal destination for girls' getaway weekend. Surrounded by thousands of acres of pristine wilderness, enjoy a weekend of live music, cocktail tastings, makeup and skincare sessions, yoga classes, and an award-winning wine list in our Main Dining Room. Complete your weekend with nature-inspired treatments at our Spa, named the #1 Resort Spa by Condé Nast Traveler.

Secret Science Club - The Bell House
March 18, 2019 - Brooklyn

This event is 21 and over Underground Shrouded in mystery Chock-full of brainiacs The Secret Science Club features: mind-bending lectures volatile experiments chemical libations star-gazing sounds

An Evening With Fleetwood Mac - Madison Square Garden
March 18, 2019 - New York

Fleetwood Mac is bringing their 'An Evening with Fleetwood Mac' tour to Madison Square Garden for two nights, on March 11 & 18! Fleetwood Mac's North American tour will feature the newly announced line-up of Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Stevie Nicks and Christine McVie, along with newcomers Mike Campbell and Neil Finn. Fleetwood Mac was founded by Peter Green in 1967 and was named after Mick Fleetwood and John McVie. After Peter Green left in 1969, Fleetwood and McVie remained as original members and the band has since featured a cast of brilliant talents. Most notably, Christine McVie joined the band in 1970, with Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham joining in 1974.

The Monkees: Head - Palace Theatre
March 18, 2019 - New York

The Monkees are tossed about in a psychedelic, surrealist, plotless, circular bit of fun fluff.

Fury: Earth's Mightiest Improv - The PIT
March 18, 2019 - New York

New York's mightiest improvisers have been assembled. Don't miss the action when Fury combines their powerful talent on stage! Based on an idea created during Improvaganza, The Hawaii Festival of Improv, Fury brings together top-notch improvisers for a fun evening of fast and furious improvisation. To quote Samuel L. Jackson from a completely different reference, "Hold on to your butts!"

Nic Cage Teaches Sex to Adults - The Pit Underground
March 18, 2019 - New Yor

Join manic movie star Nic Cage (played by Gary DeNoia) as he does his best to explain human anatomy through diagrams, dialogue, and d-audience participation.

We Are Witnesses: Becoming an American - Carnegie Hall
March 18, 2019 - New York

The father of a Colombian family is suddenly deported after living in New York City for 20 years. A former ICE officer describes a massive raid on a factory that employs 500 undocumented workers. A Russian-born lesbian flees persecution and is finally sworn in as an American citizen. These are just some of the stories told to the camera and presented in We Are Witnesses: Becoming an American, a new film by The Marshall Project that illustrates the reality of the US immigration system today. A panel discussion and audience Q&A follows the screening.

We Are Witnesses: Becoming an American - Carnegie Hall
March 18, 2019 - New York

The father of a Colombian family is suddenly deported after living in New York City for 20 years. A former ICE officer describes a massive raid on a factory that employs 500 undocumented workers. A Russian-born lesbian flees persecution and is finally sworn in as an American citizen. These are just some of the stories told to the camera and presented in We Are Witnesses: Becoming an American, a new film by The Marshall Project that illustrates the reality of the US immigration system today. A panel discussion and audience Q&A follows the screening.

We Are Witnesses: Becoming an American - Carnegie Hall
March 18, 2019 - New York

The father of a Colombian family is suddenly deported after living in New York City for 20 years. A former ICE officer describes a massive raid on a factory that employs 500 undocumented workers. A Russian-born lesbian flees persecution and is finally sworn in as an American citizen. These are just some of the stories told to the camera and presented in We Are Witnesses: Becoming an American, a new film by The Marshall Project that illustrates the reality of the US immigration system today. A panel discussion and audience Q&A follows the screening.

Protecting Paris and New York: A Cross-Cultural Dialogue Against Terrorism - FIAF Florence Gould Hall
March 18, 2019 - New York

Join us for a rare event looking at how Paris and New York City work together to combat threats of terrorism. Along with their unparalleled culture and energy, New York City and Paris have also become high-profile targets. For more than two decades, police departments in both cities have been developing a model for international cooperation, and they have become even closer over the past eight years through an exchange program that sends liaison officers to work with the other department.

Sen. Doug Jones: Bending Towards Justice - Strand Book Store
March 18, 2019 - New York

Join us in the Rare Book Room as Sen. Doug Jones shares his book. On September 15, 1963, the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama was bombed. The blast killed four young girls and injured twenty-two others. The FBI suspected four particularly radical Ku Klux Klan members. Yet due to reluctant witnesses, a lack of physical evidence, and pervasive racial prejudice the case was closed without any indictments. But as Martin Luther King, Jr. famously expressed it, "the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice." Years later, Alabama Attorney General William Baxley reopened the case, ultimately convicting one of the bombers in 1977. Another suspect passed away in 1994, and US Attorney Doug Jones tried and convicted the final two in 2001 and 2002, representing the correction of an outrageous miscarriage of justice nearly forty years in the making. Jones himself went on to win election as Alabama's first Democratic Senator since 1992 in a dramatic race against Republican challenger Roy Moore. Bending Toward Justice is a dramatic and compulsively readable account of a key moment in our long national struggle for equality, related by an author who played ... (read more)

Ronald Collins + David Skover: The People vs. Ferlinghetti - Strand Book Store
March 18, 2019 - New York

Lawrence Ferlinghetti's name does not appear in any First Amendment treatise or casebook. And yet when the best-selling poet and proprietor of City Lights Books was indicted under California law for publishing Alan Ginsberg's poem, Howl, Ferglinghetti buttressed the tradition of dissident expression and ended an era when minds were still closed, candid literature still taboo, and when selling banned books was considered a crime. The People vs. Ferlinghetti is the story of a rebellious poet, a revolutionary poem, an intrepid book publisher, and a bookseller unintimidated by federal or local officials. There is much color in that story: the bizarre twists of the trial, the swagger of the lead lawyer, the savvy of the young ACLU lawyer, and the surprise verdict of the Sunday school teacher who presided as judge. With a novelist's flair, noted free speech authorities, Ronald K. L. Collins and David Skover tell the true story of an American maverick who refused to play it safe and who in the process gave staying power to freedom of the press in America. The People vs. Ferlinghetti will be of interest to anyone interested the history of free speech in America and the history of the Beat... (read more)

Kgb: Monday Night Poetry: Austin Smith Dora Malech Grace Schulman - KGB Bar
March 18, 2019 - New York

Austin Smith grew up on a family dairy farm in northwestern Illinois. He has published three poetry chapbooks: In the Silence of the Migrated Birds; Wheat and Distance; Instructions for How to Put an Old Horse Down; and one full-length collection, Almanac, which was chosen by Paul Muldoon for the Princeton Series of Contemporary Poets. His next collection, Flyover Country, will be published by Princeton in Fall 2018. Austin's poems have appeared in The New Yorker, Poetry Magazine, Yale Review, Sewanee Review, Ploughshares, New England Review, amongst others. His stories have appeared or will appear in Harper's, Glimmer Train, Kenyon Review, EPOCH, Sewanee Review, Threepenny Review, Fiction and Narrative Magazine. He was the recipient of the 2015 Narrative Prize for his short story, "The Halverson Brothers," and an NEA Fellowship in Prose for FY 2018. He is currently a Jones Lecturer at Stanford University, where he teaches courses in poetry, fiction, environmental literature and documentary journalism. He lives in Oakland.

The Free Press - The Graduate Center, CUNY
March 18, 2019 - New York

A free press, with its role as a watchdog of the government, is enshrined in the U.S. Constitution. Yet today journalists are under attack. They have been called “the enemy of the people” by our president and silenced by dictatorships around the world. Is freedom of the press in jeopardy, and what is at stake for the future of democracy? Peter Beinart—contributor to The Atlantic, CNN commentator, and a professor at The Graduate Center and CUNY’s Newmark School of Journalism—moderates a discussion featuring renowned journalist Bill Moyers, host and producer of many PBS programs; Anne Applebaum, columnist for The Washington Post; Graciela Mochkofsky, award-winning reporter in South America and the U.S. and professor at the Newmark School of Journalism; and Jelani Cobb, staff writer at The New Yorker. Part of the series The Promise and Perils of Democracy. This project is made possible in part with support from the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

Grad Show | Level 3 Improv | Hill - The PIT
March 19, 2019 - New York

Tonight our brilliant PIT students take the stage

Votes For Women!, A Reading & Discussion Program At The Woman's Club Of Albany - Woman’s Club
March 19, 2019 - Albany

Hosted by the League of Women Voters of Albany County.

Sumo Stew - Brooklyn Brewery
March 19, 2019 - Brooklyn

Inspired by a trip to Japan, photographer Michael Harlan Turkell (harlanturk.com) returned to New York City with aspirations of importing this ancient sport and teamed up with Harry Rosenblum, founder of The Brooklyn Kitchen (thebrooklynkitchen.com), a center for culinary education. The two created a series based around plentiful bowls of chankonabe, the "sumo stew" wrestlers prepare and eat before matches. The hearty broth is loaded with fortifying protein and vegetables. This, paired with the live streamed bimonthly grand tournaments, makes for a lively event, bringing hungry first time and long-standing sumo fans ringside.

Clutch - Book Of Bad Decisions Tour 2019 - Irving Plaza
March 19, 2019 - New York

For over 150 years, Irving Plaza has been one of New York City's premier entertainment sites. Located just minutes from Union Square, the famed red marquee has displayed the names of thousands of artists, bringing them together with fans all throughout the city. Enjoy a cold beverage from our wide selection of drinks, and kick back in our lounge area before the show. No matter what genre, Irving Plaza shows are like no other.

Hamantashen Bake Off - JCC Rockland
March 19, 2019 - West Nyack

Get into the Holiday spirit with a Hamantashen Bake Off. Put on your aprons, take out those rolling pins and bake some of the most delicious Hamantashen you've ever tasted! Learn the techniques and skills for making hamantashen then take home a batch of these delicious three- cornered treats to share with your family

Stay Tuned with Preet @ Nyu's Skirball - NYU Skirball
March 19, 2019 - New York

CAFE proudly presents a live taping of Stay Tuned with Preet. Join Preet Bharara to celebrate the release of his new book, Doing Justice: A Prosecutor's Thought on Crime, Punishment, and the Rule of Law. Tickets include a signed copy of the book. Stay Tuned with Preet is a podcast about issues of justice, law and democracy. The night's program starts with Preet answering audience questions about the latest headlines. And then this time he's in the hot seat, interviewed by Bianna Golodryga, co-host of CBS This Morning. Preet Bharara served as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York from 2009 to 2017. Bharara oversaw the investigation and litigation of all criminal and civil cases and supervised an office of over 200 Assistant U.S. Attorneys, who handled cases involving terrorism, narcotics and arms trafficking, financial and healthcare fraud, cybercrime, public corruption, gang violence, organized crime, and civil rights violations. The New York Times dubbed Bharara one of "the nation's most aggressive and outspoken prosecutors." In 2017, Bharara joined the NYU School of Law faculty as a Distinguished Scholar in Residence. He is the Executive Vice President of Some Spi... (read more)

Rr: Last Taboos Literary Salon - KGB Bar
March 19, 2019 - New York

LAST TABOOS LITERARY SALON: CUBAN MAFIA NIGHT Join Tony Perrottet in conversation with T.J. English about his bestseller The Corporation, a gripping tale of gangsters, drugs, violence, sex and murder that has been dubbed "a Cuban version of The Godfather" by Deadline Hollywood. By the mid-1980s, the American underworld was a vicious melting pot of powerful criminal tribes. The most feared was the Cuban mob. This organization of exiles, ruthlessly led by a kingpin named "battle", was so cold-blooded it was known on both sides of the law as "The Corporation". Drawing on first-hand accounts and deep research, and with the blistering prose that established him as "America's top chronicler of organized crime", T.J. English's The Corporation reveals how a generation of Cuban refugees, racketeers, corrupt cops, hitmen, and their families got caught up in a very American saga of empire building, criminal enterprise and revolution.

An Evening Of Women Who Kill - Strand Book Store
March 19, 2019 - Union Square

Featuring Cara Robertson, author of the upcoming The Trial of Lizzie Borden, Harold Schechter, author of Hell’s Princess: The Mystery of Belle Gunness, Butcher of Men moderated by Refinery 29’s Leah Carroll, author of Down City: A Daughter’s Story of Love, Memory, and Murder In 1892 it was said that Lizzie Borden took an axe and gave her mother forty whacks. When she saw what she had done, she gave her father forty-one. This was quite possibly the trial of the century. Between the years of 1884 and 1908 in Illinois and Indiana Belle Gunness went on such a violent, murderous reign of terror she was dubbed The Butcher of Men. Belle Gunness was never caught. Who was she and how did she escape the fanfare Lizzie Borden received? We invite you to find out.

Evening Cocktail & Craft: Rainforest Terrariums - Queens Botanical Garden
March 20, 2019 - Flushing

Evening Cocktail & Craft: Rainforest Terrariums

Sumo Stew - Japan Society
March 20, 2019 - New York

Inspired by a trip to Japan, photographer Michael Harlan Turkell (harlanturk.com) returned to New York City with aspirations of importing this ancient sport and teamed up with Harry Rosenblum, founder of The Brooklyn Kitchen (thebrooklynkitchen.com), a center for culinary education. The two created a series based around plentiful bowls of chankonabe, the "sumo stew" wrestlers prepare and eat before matches. The hearty broth is loaded with fortifying protein and vegetables. This, paired with the live streamed bimonthly grand tournaments, makes for a lively event, bringing hungry first time and long-standing sumo fans ringside.

Cory Doctorow: Radicalized with Anand Giridharadas - Strand Book Store
March 20, 2019 - New York

Told through one of the most on-pulse genre voices of our generation, Radicalized is a timely novel comprised of four SF novellas connected by social, technological, and economic visions of today and what America could be in the near, near future. Unauthorized Bread is a tale of immigration, the toxicity of economic and technological stratification, and the young and downtrodden fighting against all odds to survive and prosper. In Model Minority, a Superman-like figure attempts to rectifiy the corruption of the police forces he long erroneously thought protected the defenseless...only to find his efforts adversely affecting their victims. Radicalized is a story of a darkweb-enforced violent uprising against insurance companies told from the perspective of a man desperate to secure funding for an experimental drug that could cure his wife's terminal cancer. The fourth story, Masque of the Red Death, harkens back to Doctorow's Walkaway, taking on issues of survivalism versus community. Join us as Cory shares his new work with fellow author Anand Giridharadas. CORY DOCTOROW is a coeditor of Boing Boing, a special consultant to the Electronic Frontier Foundation, an MIT Media Lab... (read more)

Adam Rutherford: Humanimal - Strand Book Store
March 20, 2019 - New York

We like to think of ourselves as exceptional beings, but are we really more special than other animals? In this original and entertaining tour of life on Earth, Adam Rutherford explores how many of the things once considered to be exclusively human are not: We are not the only species that communicates, makes tools, uses fire, or has sex for reasons other than procreation. Evolution has, however, allowed us to develop a culture far more complex than any other observed in nature. Humanimal explains how we became the creatures we are today, uniquely able to investigate ourselves. Illuminating the latest genetic research, it is a thrilling account of what unequivocally fixes us as animals—and what makes us truly extraordinary. Join us in the second floor Art Department as Adam shares his latest work! Adam Rutherford wrote A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived—finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Nonfiction—and Creation, which was shortlisted for the Wellcome Book Prize. He writes and presents BBC's flagship weekly Radio 4 program Inside Science; The Cell for BBC Four; and Playing God (on the rise of synthetic biology) for leading science series Horizon; in add... (read more)

Kgb: Fantastic Fiction - KGB Bar
March 20, 2019 - New York

KGB: Fantastic Fiction

Rr: Young, Edmundson, Scollins - KGB Bar
March 20, 2019 - New York

RR: Young, Edmundson, Scollins

Npr's Ask Me Another with Russian Doll's Greta Lee and Leslye Headland - The Bell House
March 20, 2019 - Brooklyn

This event is 21 and over

The Serious Side Of Food, A Reading & Discussion Program At The Nyc Department Of Records - New York City Department of Records
March 21, 2019 - New York

The Serious Side of Food Reading Series w/ Jane Ziegelman and Andrew Coe Embark with food historians Jane Ziegelman and Andrew Coe on a literary journey to explore an aspect of our culture that we often take for granted: food. Beginning in September, the NYC Department of Records & Information Services (DORIS) will be hosting a reading and discussion series sponsored by Humanities New York. During the 6-session program, the group will examine the multitude of complex interactions and entanglements which lie under the surface of our source for both nourishment and pleasure.

Modern Dance (Open Level) - 92 Street Y
March 21, 2019 - NY

Explore the body's relationship to breath, weight and space through standing and floor work and traveling combinations. Develop strength and movement flexibility. Move through space with longer, more complex combinations. Classes are ongoing. Start dancing today with class cards. Class cards can be purchased for all classes even after they have started or are closed.

Scbocce Winter Season Finals: Game 10 - 89 North Music Venue
March 21, 2019 - Patchogue

This Event Is 21 And Over Bocce Is Returning To 89 North! Presented By Suffolk County Bocce, Whose Mission Is To Share The Passion And Joy Of This Simple Game. A Game Where Family And Friends, Old And New, Get Together For A Little Competition And A Lot Of Fun. Our League: Two 30 Ft X 8 Ft Indoor Courts One Game Night Per Week Each Team Competes In Two Games Per Night Seasons Are 10 Weeks Long

A Reading by the 2019 Whiting Awards Winners - Strand Book Store
March 21, 2019 - New York

Join the Whiting Foundation for readings in fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and drama by the ten talented winners of the 2019 Whiting Awards, whose names will be announced on March 20th! The writers will be introduced by Alexander Chee, Whiting 2003 fiction winner and author of How to Write and Autobiographical Novel. Wine and cheese will be served throughout the evening. The Whiting Foundation provides support for writers and scholars who astonish us by expanding the boundaries of art and understanding. Since 1985, the Foundation has supported creative writing through the Whiting Awards, given annually to ten emerging writers in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama. The awards are based on early accomplishment and the promise of great work to come.

Kgb: Drunken Careening Writers - KGB Bar
March 21, 2019 - New York

KGB: Drunken Careening Writers

Stephen A. Forrester: Grit and Ink with Lisa Gibbs - Strand Book Store
March 21, 2019 - New York

Beneath the 24/7 national news cycle and argument over "fake news," there is a layer of journalism that communities absolutely depend upon. Grit and Ink offers a rare look inside the financial struggles and family dynamic that has kept a Pacific Northwest publishing group alive for more than a century. The newspapers of the Aldrich-Forrester-Bedford-Brown family depict the histories of towns like Pendleton, Astoria, John Day, Enterprise, and Long Beach, Washington. Written by noted historian William Willingham, Grit and Ink describes threats presented by the Ku Klux Klan, the Great Astoria Fire of 1923, the Great Depression, the Aryan Nation, the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupation, the Digital Revolution, and more. Join us as author Stephen Forrester talks about the book with Lisa Gibbs, AP Newsroom Director of Partnerships!

How To Solve A Murder with Billy Jensen - Gramercy Theatre
March 21, 2019 - New York

You may know Billy Jensen as the tireless writer who helped finish I’ll Be Gone in the Dark after his friend Michelle McNamara passed away. Jensen is also a true crime investigative journalist focused on unsolved crimes and citizen detectives. After 17 years of writing about unsolved murders, he became fed up—and came up with a system for solving murders himself. He has been referred to as the world’s first “digital consulting detective,” and it’s this expertise that led him to write Chase Darkness With Me: How One True Crime Writer Started Solving Murders, which will be released this April by Audible. If you’re interested in Jensen’s world of DIY detectives–and want to know how you too can solve crimes–then this is the show for you! Presented in collaboration with Audible.

Damien Echols in Conversation with Dave Hill - Gramercy Theatre
March 21, 2019 - New York

Damien Echols is a ceremonial magician. He spent over 18 years on death row for a crime he didn’t commit, and is the subject of four documentaries, including the Paradise Lost Series. Since his release Damien has written several books, the most recent of which: High Magick: A Guide to the Spiritual Practices That Saved My Life on Death Row was released last year. Damien will be in conversation with his friend: comedian, writer, musician, actor and man-about-town Dave Hill.

Tape Face From America's Got Talent - The Space at Westbury
March 21, 2019 - Westbury

Every once in a while, something magical reminds us that we all have an inner child that must be fed. Through simple, clever and charming humour aimed at satisfying that hunger, Tape Face has created one of the most accessible and enjoyable shows the world has ever seen. Mime with noise, stand-up with no talking – drama with no acting. Tape Face has to be seen to be believed. So what does he do exactly Well, simply mentioning any aspect of this diverse show would be a disservice – the less you know the more you will enjoy this show. Tape Face is a character with universal appeal. Delightful, wry, many-layered and hilarious, he transcends the barriers of language and culture. You'll laugh, you'll scream and ultimately end up like Tape Face – lost for words.

Our Brain on A.I. - The Great Hall at Cooper Unio
March 21, 2019 - New York

Learn about the human and social implications of artificial intelligence and machine learning through the concerns and questions of NYC teens. This discussion is part of an ongoing initiative to engage more students in STEM learning and careers.

The Moth Storyslam - Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
March 21, 2019 - New York

Regular open-mic storytelling competitions. Open to anyone with a five-minute story to share on the night's theme. Come tell a story, or just enjoy the show!

Repertorio Español: El Coronel No Tiene Quien Le Escriba/ No One Writes to the Colonel (1pm) - Harlem Stage
March 22, 2019 - New York

Based on Gabriel GarcÍa Márquez's Novel El Coronel No Tiene Quien Le Escriba Adapted by Jorge Alí Triana & Verónica Triana, Directed by Jorge Alí Triana The story covers a few months in the life of a colonel whose pension, delayed 15 years by an overwhelming bureaucracy, becomes an obsession. Reduced to penury despite his veteran status, the protagonist and his wife live in anticipation of his pay. But every Friday the only apparent contact with the outside world comes and goes with the same declaration from the postmaster, "Nothing for the colonel. No one writes to the colonel." The show is performed in Spanish with English super titles.

Welcoming Spring with a Jazz Performance by Mark Morganelli - Saint Paul's Church National Historic Site
March 22, 2019 - Mount Vernon

Enjoy an hour of Jazz selections, including Brazilian compositions, featuring Mark Morganelli on flugelhorn and percussion, with Eddie Monteiro, Midi-Accordion & Vocals. There will also be a talk about the centuries- old, landmark history of St. Paul's Church.

Jonathan Mcreynolds : Makemoreroomtour - Knitting Factory
March 22, 2019 - Brooklyn

Ultimate VIP Make More Room Package Early access to venue and sound check experience Exclusive pre-show meet and greet with Jonathan McReynolds One commemorative tour laminate Pre-show merchandise shopping One limited edition Make More Room gift item Signed gift item (Make Room Journal) Premium Make Room Package Early access to venue One commemorative tour laminate Pre-show merchandise shopping One limited edition Make More Room gift item

Ulver - Irving Plaza
March 22, 2019 - New York

For over 150 years, Irving Plaza has been one of New York City's premier entertainment sites. Located just minutes from Union Square, the famed red marquee has displayed the names of thousands of artists, bringing them together with fans all throughout the city. Enjoy a cold beverage from our wide selection of drinks, and kick back in our lounge area before the show. No matter what genre, Irving Plaza shows are like no other.

Rr: Naama Gheber and Friends - KGB Bar
March 22, 2019 - New York

No cover. 2 drink minimum. RR: Naama Gheber and Friends

David Shields + Laura Kipnis: The Trouble with Men - Strand Book Store
March 22, 2019 - New York

David Shields's The Trouble with Men: Reflections on Sex, Love, Marriage, Porn, and Power is an immersion into the perils, limits, and possibilities of human intimacy. All at once a love letter to his wife, a nervy reckoning with his own fallibility, a meditation on the impact of porn on American culture, and an attempt to understand marriage (one marriage, the idea of marriage, all marriages), The Trouble with Men is exquisitely balanced between the personal and the anthropological, nakedness and restraint. While unashamedly intellectual, it's also irresistibly readable and extremely moving. Over five increasingly intimate chapters, Shields probes the contours of his own psyche and marriage, marshalling a chorus of other voices that leaven, deepen, and universalize his experience; his goal is nothing less than a deconstruction of eros and conventional masculinity. Masterfully woven throughout is an unmistakable and surprisingly tender cri de coeur to his wife. The risk and vulnerability on display are in the service of radical candor, acerbic wit, real emotion, and profound insight—exactly what we've come to expect from Shields, who, in an open invitation to the reader, leaves eve... (read more)

HLN Night – Forensic Files Uncorked w/ Wine & Crime Gals - Gramercy Theatre
March 22, 2019 - New York

Wine & Crime is a hit true crime / comedy podcast you know and enjoy. What you maybe didn’t know is that it started in part because Amanda, Kenyon, and Lucy bonded over their love of Forensic Files. Join them as they chug wine, screen and chat about their favorite FF episodes, and unleash their worst Minnesota accents! PLUS: fun, girly things to do before and after. Presented in collaboration with HLN, the exclusive TV home of FF.

HLN Night – with Golden State Killer Investigator Paul Holes - Gramercy Theatre
March 22, 2019 - New York

Join Cold Case expert Paul Holes (of Golden State Killer solving fame, most recently) and HLN’s Jax Miller & Sarah Cailean, as they discuss strategies and investigation techniques in relation to a new HLN Original Series that explores a harrowing and unique missing persons case that is currently evolving into a much larger story of unsolved murder, cover- up and corruption. Presented in collaboration with HLN.

Rock This Town! Backstage in Cleveland: The Stories You Never Heard & the Swag You Never Saw - The Cutting Room
March 22, 2019 - New York

Fran Belkin's collection of t-shirts wound up in boxes in the attic, until one day she realized these mementos—chronicling over thirty years of Cleveland rock and roll history—could illustrate the incredible story of a most unusual family business: Belkin Productions. The shirts and swag paint a picture of the times, the music, the bands and the concert promotion company her husband Jules and his brother Mike built from the back room of their father's clothing store into a powerhouse on the national music scene. And unlike the concert tees the rest of us wore, these shirts were designed and produced in very small numbers as swag for the bands and crew, rarely seen beyond backstage. In Rock This Town!, Fran's collection is artfully woven together with vintage snapshots, concert photography, and intimate stories—shared by the Belkin Productions crew who lived them. Rock photographer Janet Macoska calls this book "one of the only memory albums ever made that gives an inside glimpse at concert production and promotion." This book is for those of us who were out front, standing drenched in a World Series of Rock downpour, singing along to every word of our favorite song, Bic lighters in... (read more)

Modern Dance (Open Level) - 92 Street Y
March 23, 2019 - NY

Explore the body's relationship to breath, weight and space through standing and floor work and traveling combinations. Develop strength and movement flexibility. Move through space with longer, more complex combinations. Classes are ongoing. Start dancing today with class cards. Class cards can be purchased for all classes even after they have started or are closed.

Widespread Panic - The Capitol Theatre
March 23, 2019 - Port Chester

This event is 18 and over This event will have a general admission standing room only floor and a reserved seated Loge and Balcony. Reserved Loge and Balcony tickets will NOT have access to the general admission floor.

Children's Garden Open House - Queens Botanical Garden
March 23, 2019 - Flushing

Join us for our FREE annual Open House, and get your hands dirty with planting activities and garden crafts: see how worms wiggle, touch and discover the QBG plant collection, create your own tasty and healthy trail mix, plant your own seedling in the Children's Garden, or do a garden-wide scavenger hunt. Learn about all the outstanding garden and nature programs we have for children ages 2 to 14. This event takes place both indoors and outdoors.

Modern Dance (Open Level) - 92 Street Y
March 23, 2019 - NY

Explore the body's relationship to breath, weight and space through standing and floor work and traveling combinations. Develop strength and movement flexibility. Move through space with longer, more complex combinations. Classes are ongoing. Start dancing today with class cards. Class cards can be purchased for all classes even after they have started or are closed.

Coney Island USA 2019 Spring Gala - CONEY ISLAND
March 23, 2019 - Brooklyn

Our annual spring gala is always an incredible opportunity to experience the breadth of Coney Island's magic all in one place, and this year's location ensures a truly "fin-tastic" evening.

Modern Dance (Open Level) - 92 Street Y
March 23, 2019 - NY

Explore the body's relationship to breath, weight and space through standing and floor work and traveling combinations. Develop strength and movement flexibility. Move through space with longer, more complex combinations. Classes are ongoing. Start dancing today with class cards. Class cards can be purchased for all classes even after they have started or are closed.

Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza - Prospect Park Alliance
March 23, 2019 - Brooklyn

At what other market can you do all your food shopping, sample local wine and explore Brooklyn's favorite park? Established in 1989, the Grand Army Plaza greenmarket is the flagship Brooklyn market. EBT/Food Stamps and WIC & Senior FMNP coupons accepted year-round. For a full calendar of events and a list of sellers, visit GrowNYC.

Vhs Collection: 'Retrofuturism' North American Tour 2019 - Irving Plaza
March 23, 2019 - New York

For over 150 years, Irving Plaza has been one of New York City's premier entertainment sites. Located just minutes from Union Square, the famed red marquee has displayed the names of thousands of artists, bringing them together with fans all throughout the city. Enjoy a cold beverage from our wide selection of drinks, and kick back in our lounge area before the show. No matter what genre, Irving Plaza shows are like no other.

Jeffrey Osborne - Sony Hall
March 23, 2019 - New York

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Creating Serial: an evening w/ Sarah Koenig and Julie Snyder - The Town Hall
March 23, 2019 - New York

Serial is the world’s most listened to podcast. Join creators Sarah Koenig and Julie Snyder as they go behind the scenes to lay out the challenges, the surprises, and the personal ups and downs of creating a new form of modern storytelling.

Wrongfully Accused – Mindhunter’s John Douglas with Amanda Knox and Damien Echols - The Town Hall
March 23, 2019 - New York

Join John Douglas, author of Mindhunter, as he speaks with Amanda Knox and Damien Echols about the painful journey of being wrongfully accused. Damien spent 18 years in prison wrongfully convicted as a member of the West Memphis Three. He was released on an Alford plea. Amanda spent nearly four years in an Italian prison and eight years on trial before she was exonerated for the murder of Meredith Kercher. Discover how they both lived through it and came out the other end stronger.

Tinder Live with Lane More - True Crime Edition - Gramercy Theatre
March 23, 2019 - New York

The critically acclaimed show is an anything-can-happen interactive comedy showstopper (where the audience chooses who Lane Moore swipes right or left on!) with helpful and oftentimes ridiculous tips, tricks, and real-time swiping and messaging! If you’ve ever been on an online dating site, you need to see this show. The true crime edition will feature true crime festival talent as guests!

Gary Clark Jr. Presented by Chase - Beacon Theater
Through March 23, 2019 - New York

Gary Clark Jr. will perform at the Beacon Theatre on March 21st, 22nd, & 23rd, 2019. Use your Chase credit or debit card to purchase advance tickets Tuesday, November 13 at 10am – Thursday, November 15 at 9:59am.

Adaku's Revolt - Abrons Arts Center Henry Street Settlement
Through March 23, 2019 - Manhattan

Created and performed by Okwui Okpokwasili, and designed and directed by Peter Born, Adaku's Revolt is an interdisciplinary performance about one young black girl who revolts against imposed standards of beauty: a revolt against those who normalize the pain that must be endured, against the inevitable physical scarring that results from an assault of chemical straighteners and iron hot combs. Her heroism strikes a blow against those that would have her believe that her natural hair should be a source of humiliation, a triumph against the insidious self-loathing that attempts to seed itself in her most vulnerable moments. Ages 8+

Akiko Kitamura's Cross Transit - Japan Society
Through March 23, 2019 - New York

How can Cambodia's past be preserved through the human body? Akiko Kitamura, internationally acclaimed Japanese dancer and founder/former choreographer of Leni-Basso dance company, tackles this challenge together with Cambodian visual artist/photographer Kim Hak. Ambitious yet poetic, Cross Transit is a multimedia dance piece in which Hak's video, photos, voice and personal experiences intertwine with Kitamura's bold, progressive choreography.

Voice of My City: Jerome Robbins and New York - Lincoln Center
Through March 23, 2019 - New York

Jerome Robbins was an inveterate observer, seeker, and creator. In diaries, drawings, watercolors, paintings, story scenarios, poems—and, especially, in dance—he reimagined the world around him. And New York dominated that world, where he was born one-hundred years ago and where he lived his entire adult life. Ideas of New York have long inspired artists but often the city serves as a backdrop in an artwork rather than the basis for plot, theme, and meaning. Robbins put the city at the center of his artistic imaginings. From Fancy Free—his breakout hit ballet in 1944—to the musical West Side Story on stage (1957) and screen (1961) and the ballets N.Y. Export: Opus Jazz (1958) and Glass Pieces (1983), Robbins explored the joys, struggles, grooves, routines, and aspirations of New York. And in recreating the city around him on stage, Robbins found a place for himself. Voice of My City traces Robbins' life and dances alongside the history of New York, inspiring viewers to see the city as both a muse and a home.

Widespread Panic - The Capitol Theatre
March 24, 2019 - Port Chester

This event is 18 and over This event will have a general admission standing room only floor and a reserved seated Loge and Balcony. Reserved Loge and Balcony tickets will NOT have access to the general admission floor.

NYC Craft Pop-up - Grand Bazaar NYC
March 24, 2019 - New York

We're celebrating "National Craft Month" by featuring a curated selection of talented independent and emerging craft-makers. Come discover these incredible local makers who produce one-of-a-kind handmade fashion, home goods, jewelry, leather goods, furniture, stationary, lamps, art and more. Part of Grand Bazaar NYC's mission is to help keep New York City creative and vibrant by supporting talented local artists, designers and makers with much needed affordable retail space, and by organizing such quality shopping events.

Sundays at Seven (March 2019) - Irish Arts Center
March 24, 2019 - New York

Enjoy an evening with some of New York's most exciting comedians at this long-standing series hosted by Fiona Walsh and Ann Design, with fresh lineups each show.

Global Hot Spots—Challenge for America - 92Y
March 24, 2019 - Upper East Side

NYU Professor Ralph Buultjens takes a deep dive into the most pressing global issues to look at topics such as: rising resentments in Turkey, Mexico and Venezuela; the state of Jihadism; disruptions and dangers posed by refugees, nuclear weapons and climate change, and more.

A Special Evening with Isabelle Huppert - FIAF Florence Gould Hall
March 24, 2019 - New York

Join us on Sunday, March 24 for a special evening with celebrated French screen and stage actress Isabelle Huppert. The evening will open with a screening at 5pm of the documentary I Love Isabelle Huppert (Stéphane Bergouhnioux and Jean-Marie Nizan, 2017), followed by an exclusive conversation in English at 6pm with Ms. Huppert and journalist Adam Gopnik about her award-winning career in film and theater.

Jay Critch 'Hood Favorite' Tour - Irving Plaza
March 24, 2019 - New York

For over 150 years, Irving Plaza has been one of New York City's premier entertainment sites. Located just minutes from Union Square, the famed red marquee has displayed the names of thousands of artists, bringing them together with fans all throughout the city. Enjoy a cold beverage from our wide selection of drinks, and kick back in our lounge area before the show. No matter what genre, Irving Plaza shows are like no other.

Kgb: Sunday Night Fiction - KGB Bar
March 24, 2019 - New York

KGB: Sunday Night Fiction

Rr: Red Hen Press - KGB Bar
March 24, 2019 - New York

Red Hen Press is proud to present Joe Jimenez, Dolores Hayden, and heidi andrea restrepo rhodes at the famed KGB Bar Red Room for a night of unforgettable poetry. Joe Jiménez is the author of the poetry collection The Possibilities of Mud and Bloodline, a young adult novel. Jiménez is the recipient of the 2016 Letras Latinas/ Red Hen Press Poetry Prize. His poems have appeared on the PBS NewsHour and Lambda Literary sites. Jiménez was recently awarded a Lucas Artists Literary Artists Fellowship from 2017 to 2020. He lives in San Antonio, Texas, and is a member of the Macondo Writers Workshop. For more information, visit joejimenez.net. DOLORES HAYDEN, award-winning poet and historian of American landscapes, engages the lives of daredevil pilots—women and men from the earliest years of aviation—in Exuberance, her third poetry collection. Hayden's poems have appeared in Poetry, the Common, Ecotone, Raritan, Shenandoah, the Yale Review, Southwest Review, Best American Poetry, and Poetry Daily. Author of American Yard (2004) and Nymph, Dun, and Spinner (2010), she's received awards from the Poetry Society of America and the New England Poetry Club, and residencies in poetry from Dj... (read more)

Nyc Teen Author Festival Kick-Off Event - Strand Book Store
March 24, 2019 - New York

We're excited to be kicking off New York's Teen Author Festival for the third year in a row with a panel of talented young authors! Featured authors include: Kayla Cagan Jimmy Cajoleas Kevin Emerson Amy Ewing Katherine Locke Shawn Sarles Hosted by David Levithan! Join us in the Rare Book Room as we once again kick off NYCTAF! This event is free to attend and copies of the author's books will be available at the event. Please Note: If you want to get a book signed from any of the attending authors, you must purchase any of the featured books at the event.

Writers Studio - KGB Bar
March 24, 2019 - New York

About the Series: KGB Bar Sunday Night Fiction The KGB Bar Sunday Night Fiction showcases the finest in contemporary fiction from new and emerging writers.

Murphy's Celtic Legacy - Lehman Center For The Performing Arts
March 24, 2019 - New York

Created by Chris Hannon, former principal dancer for Lord of the Dance, Murphy's Celtic Legacy features original choreography combining traditional Irish and modern dance techniques presented with multimedia elements, song and live music. The cast of Murphy's Celtic Legacy gives an invigorating performance of traditional Irish Dance. The performance centers on an original tale developed by Hannon drawn from Irish folklore—a tale of Kings and Queens, rebels and magic; epic battles between good and evil. It tells the story of the Murphy clan, who flee the corrupt tyrants of their native Eire in search of a better future.

Widespread Panic - The Capitol Theatre
Through March 24, 2019 - Port Chester

American southern rock band from Athens, Georgia active since about 1986. Current Lineup Guitar, vocals - John Bell Guitar - Jimmy Herring Bass - Dave Schools Drums - Duane Trucks Keyboards - John "JoJo" Hermann Percussion - Domingo "Sunny" Ortiz Former Members Michael Houser George McConnell T Lavitz Todd Nance

Adaku's Revolt - Abrons Arts Center Henry Street Settlement
Through March 24, 2019 - Manhattan

Created and performed by Okwui Okpokwasili, and designed and directed by Peter Born, Adaku's Revolt is an interdisciplinary performance about one young black girl who revolts against imposed standards of beauty: a revolt against those who normalize the pain that must be endured, against the inevitable physical scarring that results from an assault of chemical straighteners and iron hot combs. Her heroism strikes a blow against those that would have her believe that her natural hair should be a source of humiliation, a triumph against the insidious self-loathing that attempts to seed itself in her most vulnerable moments. Ages 8+

Got P.C.D? | 2019 (Post Carnival Depression) - Eventbrite
Through March 24, 2019 - Queens

Got P.C.D.? - We Have The Cure Save The Date Sat March 23rd Is Got P.C.D. 2019 (Post Carnival Depression) Powered By ShorBlu Events, Back2Basics Ent, Live By The Henny & King Leo This Is Event Is 18 years & Older Please note we will be doing limited table/bottle service, more info to be released soon. However please note general admission tickets must still be purchased even if you are doing table/bottle service.

Guillaume Bresson Momentum - FIAF Gallery
Through April 17, 2019 - New York

In richly layered paintings, New York–based French artist Guillaume Bresson uses classical techniques to elevate contemporary subjects and imaginary landscapes—carnivals, breaker waves, and woodland scenes—to profound statements. In collaboration with Galerie Nathalie Obadia, FIAF presents Momentum, Bresson's first solo show in the US. The show will feature recent paintings that address current divisions in a globalized world—class struggles, migrations, and gender inequalities—echoing the writings of socially conscious French novelist Édouard Louis. Drawing upon influences going from Caravaggio to Jeff Wall, Bresson inserts modern-day figures into timeless grisailles, eschewing anachronism to merge past and present.

Mort Gerberg Cartoons: A New Yorker's Perspective - New-York Historical Society
Through May 05, 2019 - New York

Artist Mort Gerberg grew up with a pencil in his hand, creating cartoons from the time he was a young boy in his native Brooklyn. Illustrated with a sensitivity and humor that have made him beloved by his audiences, his work has been featured in major publications, including the New Yorker and Saturday Review. The 100 cartoons on view in this exhibition cover a range of topics, such as life in New York City, women, youth, old age, and politics. Curated by Marilyn Satin Kushner, curator and head, Department of Prints, Photographs, and Architectural Collections.

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