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Things to Do in Greenwich Village This Week - February 11-February 18

February 11, 2018 - by CG Directory Editor
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Home to Washington Square Park, the Stonewall Inn, and NYU, Greenwich Village always has a lot going on, which is exactly why this guide for things to do in Greenwich Village this week will come in handy. City Guide has rounded up some of the most entertaining, delicious, and memorable things to do in this scenic neighborhood no matter your budget.

Shakespeare — & What Is Love? - Aesthetic Realism Foundation
February 11, 2018 - New York

What love really is and how to have it, occupies men and women everywhere. And there is the deep question: what is the relation between what one woman or man hopes for in love, and what the world, with all its confusion and turmoil, most needs? For people to find out, the place to be is at the Sunday, February 11th, Aesthetic Realism Theatre Company production of “Shakespeare—& What Is Love?” It is a dramatic presentation of Eli Siegel’s great lecture on Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew—with vivid scenes from this wild comedy. The performance is from 2:30 to 4 PM. About what Katherina, the “shrew,” represents, Mr. Siegel explained: “Katherina is the energy in woman looking for a means of showing itself. Because she hasn't found it yet, she is in an ill mood.... She represents the desire in ourselves to meet an energy that we respect....Once we can see the world as beautiful, we shall be in the very fortunate position of not wanting to use our energy in the field of anger in such a manner that we are displeased with ourselves.” This production shows that Katherina is hoping for what all people hope for: to meet someone who stands for the fact that the world des... (read more)

What Day is it Anyway? An evening with Shane Orser and friends. - The Duplex
February 11, 2018 - New York

After a long spell on the West Coast, Actor/Singer, Shane Orser, returns to his first loves -- New York City and the Live Theater in the critically un-acclaimed, "What Day is it Anyway?" A bidding war between Netflix and Amazon left the show homeless until NYC powerhouse, The Duplex, swooped in to save the day. Songs and tales from regional theaters across America and the ports and beaches of the Scandinavian Cruise Line Industry will have you laughing, crying, and tweeting in the aisles. Old friends reunite for special guest performances, and we'll all hit the two drink minimum!

Poetry of Witness: 5-week poetry workshop w/ Michael Collins - Bowery Poetry Club
February 11, 2018 - New York

Discussion, Generative Writing, Workshop: 5-week poetry workshop w/ Michael Collins This workshop will meet the following Sundays: February 11, February 18, February 25, March 4, March 18 TIME/LOCATION: 12 PM – 2 PM at Bowery Poetry located at 308 Bowery INSTRUCTOR: Michael Collins The goal of this class will be to explore the craft of poetry, specifically in one of its many essential roles, bearing witness -- either by recording direct experience or through acts of compassionate imagination. I don't think I need to explain to anyone why this particular approach to poetic craft is important in our current social and political situations. In times such as these, we need more empathy for those who are "different" -- apparently, anyway -- in one way or another, from "us." We need more poets for this movement! Therefore, this class will aim to welcome newer poets with accessible lessons, invite those who have gotten out of the practice of writing to return to a writing community, and help all participants who value diverse perspectives to hone their visions into poems. Sessions will include discussion of model poems and related generative writing and guided exercises, and work... (read more)

Bowery Poetry Workshop Showcase - Bowery Poetry Club
February 11, 2018 - New York

Join us for an afternoon reading showcasing the incredible work of students and instructors who participated in the Winter 2018 season of Bowery Poetry's workshop series! Doors at 3:15pm. Suggested Pricing: $8 in advance / $10 at the door Tickets at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3014388

Triangle Quarterly: Karasick, Nurkse, gaines - Bowery Poetry Club
February 11, 2018 - New York

Please join us for the next reading of Triangle Quarterly--a series dedicated to exploring diverse styles and genres of poetry, curated and hosted by Anton Yakovlev. Each reading features 3 poets writing in distinctly different modes. After the readings the 3 poets assemble onstage for a Q&A and a discussion where they react to each other's work! The readers for the evening are: Adeena Karasick, D. Nurkse, reg e gaines. Adeena Karasick is a New York based poet, performer, cultural theorist and media artist and the author of seven books of poetry and poetics. Most recent is Salomé: Woman of Valor (University of Padova Press, Italy, 2017), and The Medium is the Muse: Channeling Marshall McLuhan (NeoPoiesis Press, 2014). She teaches Literature and Critical Theory for the Humanities and Media Studies Dept. at Pratt Institute, is co-founding Artistic Director of the KlezKanada Poetry Festival and Retreat, 2016 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Award recipient and winner of the 2016 Voce Donna Italia award for her contributions to feminist thinking. The "Adeena Karasick Archive" has just been established at Special Collections, Simon Fraser University. D. Nurkse is the author of el... (read more)

PoetNY Open Mic ft Alain Ginsberg - Bowery Poetry Club
February 11, 2018 - New York

NYC's Poetry Open Mic, Hosted by Mason Granger. Feature poet: Pressman Pressman Signups and doors at 8pm. 20, 3-minute slots, first come, first served. First ten slots recorded and streamed live on Bowery Poetry's YouTube Channel. $10 admission. Advance discount tickets: $8 http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2734821 Join the PoetNY OpenMic community on IG @poetny & Twitter @poetinnewyork

Valentine's Brunch Special Violette & La Vie En Rose - City Winery
February 11, 2018 - New York

La Vie En Rose La Vie En Rose Band is a tasteful marriage of French Chanson & Golden Age swing, with a repertoire of timeless American standards and French jazz songs: a unique alliance between the old world and the new, between French charm, American glam and soulful pop. With the melodious voice of French native singerViolette and her musicians from around the world, all the ingredients are gathered to make it hot and keep you swinging all night! Violette Raised in Ars-en-Re, a small village on an island off the French Atlantic Coast, and now making her home in Brooklyn, NY, singer-songwriter Violette began her musical journey at an early age, taking up the piano at five and later learning percussion while studying at the Conservatory. Her musical endeavors were clearly colored by influences from such French luminaries as Jacques Brel and Edith Piaf but quickly found her tastes and palette ranging much farther than her home. Soon her speakers were filled with the sounds of Ella Fitzgerald, Stevie Wonder, and Michael Jackson, all artists whose sound would have a hand in the development of her sophisticated pop sound. Her latest album "Falling Strong" was produced by Brian Bacchus ... (read more)

CEG Presents Dead On Live: Recreating the Grateful Dead Radio City 1980 - City Winery
February 11, 2018 - New York

Over the last 30 years, Halloween weekend and the Grateful Dead have come to be known for their historic run of shows that brought acoustic Dead back to life in 1980's Radio City Music Hall shows! This majestic run of shows set the stage for the touring machine the Grateful Dead were to become for the rest of their career, widening their audience and becoming the highest grossing touring band in history. This year DOL endeavors to recreate the music, the sights, sounds (and smells…) of this classic run of Dead shows with their stellar class of world class musicians specialized in this wonderful era. Acoustic gems like Cassidy, Birdsong and Ripple followed by full electric double drumming set featuring Jack Straw, Ramble On Rose and more. Come relive the magic with Dead On Live's Radio City Music Hall 1980 Halloween show! Multi-instrumentalist Marc Muller directs a Note For Note celebration capturing important and beloved periods of the Grateful Dead's long and illustrious, and stylistically diverse career. He has assembled an impressive cast of world class musicians that have been able to reproduce virtually every note of every instrument, as well as all of the beautifully ... (read more)

Nueva York Flamenco City - The Cornelia Street Cafe
February 11, 2018 - New York

You don't have to travel to Spain to experience flamenco. Ever since the Spanish bolero school dancer Fanny Elssler set foot on the New York stage in 1840 New York City has had a vibrant flamenco scene. This time "Nueva York Flamenco City" is comprised of singer and flautist Alfonso Cid, flamenco guitarist Raphael Brunn and dancer Xianix Barrera. Alfonso Cid was born and raised in Sevilla, the heartland of flamenco music. He also had the opportunity of attending the activities of one the most significant flamenco clubs in Andalusia, the Peña Flamenca Torres- Macarena in Seville. Alfonso is a well-known artist in the USA and abroad. Fresh from a tour of Spain with the New York Bojaira Jazz Flamenco Project, he has also toured Israel with the Jerusalem Andalusian Orchestra, and has traveled all over the world with famous bachata artist Romeo Santos. Xianix Barrera, a native New Yorker born to Puerto Rican and Dominican parents, had her first exposure to music and dance at an early age with studies in ballet, modern, jazz and percussion. Xianix began flamenco studies in New York and deepened them in Spain with distinguished masters including Andres Peña, Concha Vargas, Carm... (read more)

Once upon a Drag: Sleeping Beauty - NYU Skirball
February 11, 2018 - New York

Alice Smith - City Winery
February 11, 2018 - New York

At first glance, the title may be simple, but Alice Smith's new album She is anything but. An intoxicating mixture of rock, pop and R&B, the album reveals a singer/songwriter/producer who has an unshakable sense of self and the attitude to match. Get ready, because here comes She. Alice was raised between Washington DC and Augusta, Georgia on a steady diet of gospel, pop, soul and a little go-go thrown in for good measure. Those influences remain on new songs like "Be Easy"and "The One",representing an evolution from her critically-acclaimed debut album, For Lovers, Dreamers & Me, released in 2006. In the time between albums, her fans across the globe have followed her remarkable live show to world famous venues like NYC's Joe's Pub, LA's Wiltern Theater and Paris' Le Zenith. Known for a 4-octave vocal range, Alice has the kind of live performance that can coax goosebumps and tears from even the most jaded listener. She has honed her stage presence since cutting her teeth in NYC's Afro-Punk Scene alongside artists like Tamar Kali and Imani Coppola. To her devoted followers, Alice's follow-up album can't come soon enough.

Taste of Lunar New Year in Chinatown - Museum of Chinese in America
February 11, 2018 - New York

Lunar New Year celebrates family, friends, home, togetherness, and food. This guided tour unpacks the holiday traditions and customs observed by Chinese households, including tastings of treats and nibbles that are particular to the new year. This tour takes place both indoors (at the museum) and outdoors (Chinatown neighborhood) and includes 5-6 food/snack samples.

Kermit Ruffins & the Bbq Swingers - Mardi Gras Celebration - Blue Note
Through February 11, 2018 - New York

Whether listening to a track on his newest CD, engaging him in conversation or hearing his voice on an answering machine message, one word springs immediately to mind to describe Kermit Ruffins. Passion. The 44-year-old New Orleans native lives it, plays it and sings about it, and nowhere is it more evident than when he discusses his craft the swinging, good-time jazz that lured him in as a teenager and continues to whet his appetite even three decades and 10 solo recordings later. "You definitely pick that up from me. Thats definitely the way I live, man," he said. "From the time I wake up in the morning, I'm itching for my next show to happen. It can't get here fast enough for me. I think thats the basic ingredient of New Orleans music. Our traditional music. Its really just happy music. A lot of other jazz players are very technical and concentrating on studying hard. We study hard, too, but what we most want to do is just get up there and experiment with the tunes that weve been playing for years and years." Ruffins legacy-in-progress includes co-founding the Rebirth Brass Band in 1983. Rebirths creation was inspired by The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, which was cre... (read more)

JOSEPHINE A Burlesque Cabaret Dream Play - SoHo Playhouse
Through February 11, 2018 - new york

JOSEPHINE, a burlesque cabaret dream play combines cabaret, theatre and dance to tell the story of the iconic Josephine Baker, the first African-American international superstar and one of the most remarkable figures of the 20th Century. Josephine shatters stereotypes of race, gender roles and sexuality in this intimate, charming and haunting cabaret with a twist. Born in St. Louis in 1906, Josephine Baker achieved only moderate success in the United States, but became an international superstar after moving to France in the early 20’s. She starred alongside white romantic leading men in films in the 30’s, had multiple interracial marriages and homosexual relationships, and performed in men’s clothing before the term “drag” existed in the lexicon. Her adopted country of France gave her the opportunity to live freely without the racial oppression of her home nation, though she never stopped yearning for acceptance in America.

Kermit Ruffins & The Bbq Swingers Mardi Gras Celebration - Blue Note Jazz Club
Through February 11, 2018 - New York

Whether listening to a track on his newest CD, engaging him in conversation or hearing his voice on an answering machine message, one word springs immediately to mind to describe Kermit Ruffins. Passion. The 44-year-old New Orleans native lives it, plays it and sings about it, and nowhere is it more evident than when he discusses his craft the swinging, good-time jazz that lured him in as a teenager and continues to whet his appetite even three decades and 10 solo recordings later. "You definitely pick that up from me. Thats definitely the way I live, man," he said. "From the time I wake up in the morning, I'm itching for my next show to happen. It can't get here fast enough for me. I think thats the basic ingredient of New Orleans music. Our traditional music. Its really just happy music. A lot of other jazz players are very technical and concentrating on studying hard. We study hard, too, but what we most want to do is just get up there and experiment with the tunes that weve been playing for years and years." At this point in his career, in fact, having fun at work is a prerequisite. The mandate for fun in performing traces back to a musical role model Louis Arms... (read more)

Murray's Cheese BOOT CAMP - Murray's Cheese Shop
Through February 11, 2018 - New York

Spend your weekend learning and tasting what we know best: CHEESE! Murray's Boot Camp is for cheese enthusiasts and professionals alike who seek a strong (and tasty) foundation in the world of cheese. Our weekend-long class is a serious course of study and includes suggested readings and a final exam. Successful completion of the program is awarded with a Certificate of Achievement. After three days of lectures, demonstrations, and tastings in our Greenwich Village classrooms and Cheese Caves, each student will be able to differentiate cheese styles, describe cheeses in depth, and pair like a pro.

ReMu Talks: Arlissa – 'Hearts Ain't Gonna Lie' Singer-Songwriter - Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music
February 12, 2018 - New York

Join us for ReMu Talks: Arlissa – singer-songwriter whose breakthrough track "Hearts Ain't Gonna Lie," depicts the reality of truth always peeking through in life and love. It's a mantra that the 25-year-old German-born, south London-bred siren has maintained throughout the entirety of her journey in music. As Arlissa enters the next phase of her career—armed with a dancey reboot of her viral hit thanks to Jonas Blue—she continues to promote honest music on her own terms. Moderated by the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music's very own Kerry Ann Mothersille, Arlissa will talk about her influences, musical journey, and the importance of being an artist with an entrepreneurial DIY spirit. Arlissa piqued on the UK Pop radar, making the BBC's Sound Of 2013 poll alongside acts like Laura Mvula, Haim, AlunaGeorge, Savages, The Weeknd, and CHVRCHES with no formal album or single release. Arlissa then continued on a DIY mission, releasing music via the internet and rebuilding her buzz. She took to the Internet to release original songs, along with a YouTube cover as a litmus test. She dropped the acoustic version of "Hearts Ain't Gonna Lie," which yielded over a million views in less... (read more)

Bowery Slam - Bowery Poetry Club
February 12, 2018 - New York

The New Generation of Slam, hosted by Ashley August. Signups and doors at 8pm. 5 Slam Slots (3, 3-minute poems), first come, first served. $10 admission. Advance discount tickets: $8 http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2738229

Al Di Meola Duo: An Intimate Acoustic Evening feat. song from 'Opus', Piazzolla, Lennon & McCartney & Di Meola' (Album Release) - City Winery
February 12, 2018 - New York

Al Di Meola's ongoing fascination with complex rhythmic syncopation combined with provocative lyrical melodies and sophisticated harmony has been at the heart of his music throughout a celebrated career that has spanned four decades and earned him critical accolades, three gold albums and more than six million in record sales worldwide. A bona fide guitar hero, perennial poll-winner (winning more awards than any guitarist living or dead), and prolific composer, he has amassed over 30 albums as a leader while collaborating on more than a dozen or so others with the likes of the fusion supergroup Return to Forever (with Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke and Lenny White), the celebrated acoustic Guitar Trio featuring fellow virtuosos John McLaughlin and Paco de Lucia, and the Rite of Strings trio with bassist Clarke and violinist Jean-Luc Ponty. And while his dazzling technique on both acoustic and electric guitars has afforded him regal status among the hordes of fretboard fanatics who regularly flock to his concerts, the depth of Di Meola's writing along with the soulfulness and the inherent lyricism of his guitaristic expression have won him legions of fans worldwide beyond t... (read more)

I Don't Want to Sleep Alone - IFC Center
February 12, 2018 - New York

Director Tsai Ming-liang (The River), one of the most celebrated Second New Wave film directors of Taiwanese cinema, returned to his birthplace in Malaysia to make I DON'T WANT TO SLEEP ALONE, a romantic drama about a young man who nurses an injured homeless man back to health after being brutally beaten. For tonight's presenter, visual artist, filmmaker, and curator—Tiona Nekkia McClodden—the film "rocked me to my core with the way it presented desire and loneliness". McClodden's work explores and critiques issues at the intersections of race, gender, sexuality, and social commentary. McClodden writes, "As a queer filmmaker I'm always looking for a way to bend the narrative of my work in a way that challenges the form and structure of film… Ming-liang has taught me how to enter a narrative by leaving what comes before and after up to your imagination."

Michelle Shocked W/ Todd Almond - City Vineyard
February 12, 2018 - New York

Kansas City Choir Boy and Iowa composer Todd Almond will be joined by Grammy Award-nominated singer-songwriter Michelle Shocked for a this special concert. Almond and Shocked, who recently forged a theatrical collaboration, will take the stage to share an evening that explores the intersection of their individual styles and insights into their upcoming stage musical adaptation of Shocked's 1994 album, Kind Hearted Woman.

Skirball Talks: Judith Butler - NYU Skirball
February 12, 2018 - New York

An Evening Of Poetry With David Lehman And Angela Ball - Le Poisson Rouge
February 12, 2018 - West Village

Angela Ball Angela Ball is the author of six books of poetry. Her new collection, Talking Pillow (University of Pittsburgh Press), celebrates love as amazement, sustenance, and the progenitor of scarce-believable loss. The book centers around the sudden death of the author's long-time partner and travels outward to events in the world at large. Imagining themselves into multiple times, places, and lives, the poems comically explore the possibilities of attachment between people and the absurdity of death's sudden intrusion. Ball, a "Next Line, Please" regular, took over the column during Lehman's sabbatical summer in 2015. She is a contributing editor of Next Line, Please: Prompts to Inside Poets and Writers." Ball lives in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, where she directs the Center for Writers, part of the Department of English at the University of Southern Mississippi. David Lehman David Lehman is a poet, writer, editor, and teacher, who was born in New York City and lives here. His latest poetry book is "Poems in the Manner Of. . ." (Scribner), each poem in which relates in some significant way to a poet of the past, be it Lady Murasaki, Goethe, Wordsworth, Baudelaire, Ne... (read more)

Aiany Committee on the Environment (Cote) Meeting - Center for Architecture
February 12, 2018 - New York

REMINDER: The next COTE meeting for members will be held on Monday, February 12 at the Center for Architecture, 5-6pm. Any non-members interested in joining should email co-chairs. The committees of AIA New York are the foundations from which the Chapter positions itself in the field of architecture, whether through discussion, advocacy, policy making and development, event and exhibition planning, or other endeavors. Committees meet monthly, usually at the Center for Architecture. AIA members, AIA associate members, and general public are all welcome to participate. If you have questions or are considering attending a meeting for the first time, contact each committee's co-chairs for more information at aiany.org/committees.

Mccoy Tyner With Special Guests - Blue Note Jazz Club
February 12, 2018 - New York

Jazz pianist McCoy Tyner is widely considered one of the finest and most influential pianists in jazz history. His signature booming left-hand and fleeting right created a unique sound that can be heard on his recordings as a sideman with the John Coltrane Quartet in the 1960s and on his 80-plus albums as a leader. Tyner?s most recent project for McCoy Tyner Music/Half Note Records is his first solo effort in almost a decade titled Solo: Live From San Francisco. The release is the third for his label and features eleven solo vignettes recorded at the Herbst Theater in 2007. Tyner?s blues based piano style, replete with sophisticated chords and an explosively percussive left hand has transcended conventional styles to become one of the most identifiable sounds in improvised music. His harmonic contributions and dramatic rhythmic devices form the vocabulary of a majority of jazz pianists.

Almost There - The Duplex
February 13, 2018 - New York

Almost There is a love letter to that awkward time in your twenties when you think you're just one step away - from love, from madness, from sex, from making your dreams come true - only to find you may have actually just taken two steps back. Follow five friends as they laugh (and probably cry) their way through the clusterfuck that is finding yourself as an actor and an adult in New York City through some of their favorite songs and reality show-esque confessionals. Someday you'll get to brag that you saw them way back when. Till then, they're almost there...

Music by Glass, Bielawa, Zorn, Kihlstedt, Welch and Bleckmann - Le Poisson Rouge
February 13, 2018 - New York

The GRAMMY Award-winning San Francisco Girls Chorus, led by Artistic Director Lisa Bielawa and Music Director & Principal Conductor Valerie Sainte-Agathe, celebrates the release of Final Answer, the group's debut album on the Orange Mountain Music label with a concert featuring works from the album by Philip Glass, Lisa Bielawa, John Zorn, Carla Kihlstedt, Matthew Welch, and Theo Bleckmann. SFGC comes to Le Poisson Rouge in advance of its performance at Carnegie Hall on Friday, February 16, when the group joins the Philip Glass Ensemble in the composer's Music With Changing Parts. $15 - $20 (advance) or $20 - $25 (on the door). Presented by San Francisco Girls Chorus http://www.sfgirlschorus.org info@sfgirlschorus.org 415-863-1752 x333

Griffin House - City Winery
February 13, 2018 - New York

Griffin House’s songs infuse roots, rock, blues and country to create a blend of songs and images that set him apart from other songwriters. His intelligent, heart-felt lyrics and melodies in such songs as “The Guy Who Says Goodbye to You Is Out of His Mind” and “Better Than Love" are radio mainstays. His 8th album “Balls” went on to garner even more critical and commercial success. While House makes plans for recording his next album in the new year, he tours in support of his current release SO ON AND SO FORTH – a collection of original tunes that are considered some of his best yet and sure to please both old and new fans.

Michelle Shocked - City Winery
February 13, 2018 - New York

Michelle Shocked is a traveling troubadour whose musical talent is so eclectic it is difficult to categorize. As a young feminist, she left Texas to travel, Kerouac-style, and was caught up in Reagan-era grassroots politics. Her musical career was ignited by a bootleg recording made around a Kerrville Folk Festival campfire on a Sony Walkman. In a 26-year career that has seen critical acclaim at every juncture, she famously escaped major-label indentured servitude in 1996, subverting the artist-label relationship that helped lead to the current trend toward artistic self-containment. She has made good use of her independence, releasing more critically-acclaimed albums on her Mighty Sound label. Her 2009 album, Soul of My Soul, was the latest of these. Her current work-in-progress, the as-yet-unrecorded Indelible Women is schedule for a 2014 release. In 2010, she launched Roadworks, an ongoing, 5-year touring project which curates audience's favorite songs while developing Indelible Women. "Michelle Shocked" is the nom de guerre given at her arrest in a political protest called "The War Chest Tour" during the 1984 Democratic National Convention in San Francisco, California. The d... (read more)

Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday w/ Davell Crawford ft Pedrito Martinez - Blue Note Jazz Club
February 13, 2018 - New York

Acclaimed as the "Piano Prince of New Orleans," Crawford brings equal exuberance to both modern and classic jazz, rhythm and blues, funk, blues, gospel, soul, pop, American folk and touches of country-western. Growing up in New Orleans and presently residing there and in New York City plus spending many youthful days in Southwest Louisiana, Crawford's influences run the gamut from Fats Domino to Sarah Vaughan, to Patsy Cline and even Liberace. In the tradition of those from the Crescent City who came before him, Crawford also believes in the art of entertainment. He'll get up from the piano, move to the apron of a stage, prance, joke and make folks feel at home. ? As a child, Crawford attended both Baptist and the Catholic churches. He watched the pipe organist so attentively that when he first sat in front of the impressive instrument he already knew the function of the stops and pedals. The organ at his church was the first he ever played and throughout his life he's continued to man the organ in both church and club settings. The prowess he developed is best exemplified on his 1998 Rounder Records release, the swinging, soulful and funky, The B-3 & Me. Tellingly, it includes two... (read more)

Citizenship Now: Climate Change - The Greene Space
February 13, 2018 - New York

We'll find out why our guests couldn't ignore the problems they saw, and how they are working to address them. Each of our social entrepreneurs comes to this complex issue with a different perspective – and a different solution. Hear them discuss what they've discovered about how to create change and empower people – and how you can challenge yourself and commit to finding ways to take action. Hosted by WNYC's The Greene Space at WNYC and Echoing Green will bring together leaders in social entrepreneurship who are working on the ground to untangle complex problems, empower the communities around them, and create change now. Join us beginning January 30 for four evenings of storytelling, conversation, and problem-solving with experts in the fields of immigration, climate change, education, and civic engagement.

The Moth StorySLAM: Love Hurts - Housing Works - Bookstore Cafe
February 13, 2018 - New York

Prepare a five-minute tale about a love that made you go OUCH. The agony of deferred love! The misery of good love, gone bad! The anguish of one-way love! Bring stories of your heart, kicked to the curb by the people or places or things you love...or used to love. Love that "Hurts So Good" also welcome.

Aiany Diversity and Inclusion Committee Meeting - Center for Architecture
February 13, 2018 - New York

he committees of AIA New York are the foundations from which the Chapter positions itself in the field of architecture, whether through discussion, advocacy, policy making and development, event and exhibition planning, or other endeavors. Committees meet monthly, usually at the Center for Architecture. AIA members, AIA associate members, and general public are all welcome to participate. If you have questions or are considering attending a meeting for the first time, contact each committee's co-chairs for more information at aiany.org/committees.

Wasabassco's House of Deveraux: Valentine's Day Special - Le Poisson Rouge
February 14, 2018 - West Village

Wasabassco is world-renowned for its disarmingly sexy combination of contemporary striptease and top-tier variety. Bringing together retro-glam sophistication and a playful sense of humor, events are carefully curated to feature only the finest talent, an eclectic range of jaw-dropping acts that change nightly. "ONE of the TOP 10 Best Burlesque Shows in the World" -Travel Channel Wasabassco's audience of influential trendsetters knows there never has to be a dull moment in NYC. These professionals and artists seek out new experiences that push their boundaries, impress their dates and one-up their friends and co-workers each Monday morning – experiences that Wasabassco has been providing since 2004. With beautiful alluring features, and at a statuesque and very leggy 6'2?, she is one of the tallest established performers the business. Sydni's charming performance style is an entertaining mix of wit, finesse and sophisticated musicality. In 2013 classic burlesque striptease artist, producer, instructor and singer- Sydni Deveraux "The Golden Glamazon" was recognized worldwide with the award of 1st Runner Up for Queen at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend which supports the Exo... (read more)

Romantic Valentine's Day at MAMO Restaurant - MAMO Restaurant
February 14, 2018 - New York

This Valentine's Day, dine at charming SoHo Italian Provencal Restaurant MAMO. The New York outpost of Mamo Le Michelangelo located in Antibes, France, MAMO NYC will delight couples looking to dine in a rustic chic atmosphere, with its regular menu and Valentine's Day specials including: Pan seared foie gras, apples, mache salad and truffle; Home-made lobster ravioli with fresh herbs; Roasted halibut, seasonal vegetables and champagne sauce; and White chocolate cake, raspberries, almonds and marinated pineapple for dessert. For reservations and more information, visit https: www.mamonyc.com

Beyond The Binary: Valentine's Day Edition - The Duplex
February 14, 2018 - New York

It's all about love in this special installment of Beyond The Binary. Help celebrate Valentine's Day as nine LGBTQ+ artists share their experiences of romance, lust and heartbreak through a wide variety of musical selections.

A Valentine's Evening w/ Robyn Hitchcock - City Winery
February 14, 2018 - New York

Robyn Hitchcock is one of England's most enduring contemporary singer/songwriters and live performers. A surrealist poet, talented guitarist, cult artist and musician's musician, Hitchcock is among alternative rock's father figures and is the closest thing the genre has to a Bob Dylan (not coincidentally his biggest musical inspiration). Since founding the art-rock band The Soft Boys in 1976, Robyn has recorded more than 20 albums as well as starred in 'Storefront Hitchcock' an in concert film recorded in New York and directed by Jonathan Demme. Blending folk and psychedelia with a wry British nihilism, Robyn describes his songs as 'paintings you can listen to'. His most recent album is self-titled and marks his 21st release as a solo artist. Out on April 21 2017, the album is produced by Brendan Benson (The Raconteurs). Hitchcock describes it as a "ecstatic work of negativity with nary a dreary groove." It has received rave reviews from UNCUT, Rolling Stone, Paste, Tidal and more. "A gifted melodist, Hitchcock nests engaging lyrics in some of the most bracing, rainbow-hued pop this side of Revolver. He wrests inspiration not from ordinary life but from extraordinary ... (read more)

Rachelle Ferrell - Blue Note Jazz Club
February 14, 2018 - New York

Celebrate Valentine's Week at the Blue Note with vocalist Rachelle Ferrell. While Ferrell has a established fan base in the contemporary jazz scene, her unique visibility on the pop/urban contemporary scene has boosted her audience's interest in her overall breadth of work. She has made her mark as a crossover artist who's equally at home with urban contemporary pop, gospel, classical music and jazz.

Storytime and Singalong for Kids - Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
February 14, 2018 - Manhattan

Join Ingrid Running for reading, singing, and dancing appropriate for kids 3 and under and their caretakers. $5 per family at the door.

Dos Bohemios Amaury Gutierrez, Obrien Luna - SOB'S
February 14, 2018 - New York

2 Minutos 30 Aniversario Usa Tour - SOB'S
February 14, 2018 - New York

Valentine's Day Movie Marathon - Housing Works - Bookstore Cafe
February 14, 2018 - New York

Join us this Valentine's Day for screenings of modern Shakespearean adaptations, delicious sweet & savory food specials, and naughty & virgin cocktails!

Wasabassco's House OF Deveraux - Le Poisson Rouge
February 14, 2018 - West Village

Wasabassco Wasabassco official site | Wasabassco on Facebook | Wasabassco on Twitter | Wasabassco on Instagram Wasabassco is world-renowned for its disarmingly sexy combination of contemporary striptease and top-tier variety. Bringing together retro-glam sophistication and a playful sense of humor, events are carefully curated to feature only the finest talent, an eclectic range of jaw-dropping acts that change nightly. "ONE of the TOP 10 Best Burlesque Shows in the World" -Travel Channel Wasabassco's audience of influential trendsetters knows there never has to be a dull moment in NYC. These professionals and artists seek out new experiences that push their boundaries, impress their dates and one-up their friends and co-workers each Monday morning – experiences that Wasabassco has been providing since 2004. Sydni Deveraux Sydni Deveraux official site | Sydni Deveraux on Instagram With beautiful alluring features, and at a statuesque and very leggy 6'2?, she is one of the tallest established performers the business. Sydni's charming performance style is an entertaining mix of wit, finesse and sophisticated musicality. In 2013 classic burlesque striptease artis... (read more)

Sheila Jordan with John DiMartino & Harvie S - Mezzrow
February 14, 2018 - New York

Sheila Jordan (Vocalist), John DiMartino (Piano), Harvie S (Bass)

UG! COMEDY SHOW!! Now @ The Soho Playhouse: Tuesday Feb. 13th, 2018 ed. - Soho Playhouse
Through February 14, 2018 - NYC

UG! COMEDY SHOW!! Tuesday Feb 13th, 2018 ed. Todd Montesi & Richard James present awesome comics in front of a cool supportive crowd in the epicenter of hip, NEW YORK CITY. Featuring both established comic veterans you've seen on TV to the up and comers, UG! guarantees a swell time all for FREE! We've also got tons of drink specials! So what are you waiting for? Come down and UG! it with us!!! UG! COMEDY SHOW!! @ Huron Comedy Club (Under Soho Playhouse) Presented by Todd Montesi & Richard James 15 Vandam st (btwn Ave of The Americas & Varick st.) Showtime: 9:00PM No Cover, 1 Drink Min. For info/reservations: (212) 691-1555 Via Subway: 1/9 train to Houston st.; A/C/E to Spring st. This Week’s Guests: (Tuesday Feb 13th, 2018 ed.): The Ace Stacy Kendro! Main Man Ray Marshall! Jumpin’ Jax Dell’osso! Reppin’ Queens Jeremyah Schur! Just Jessica Rotondi! The Quick Vic Pleacoff! Miggiddy Margaret Dodge! Great Gregory W. Hall! OG Olga Namer! Big Time Ben Asher! Dangerous Damon Millard! & Dynamite Alex Englebert! Hosted By #1 Stunnah Todd Montesi!! W/ Our Official Hype-Man/DJ Cactus Black himself Richard James!!! #UGIT

The Disney Valentine's Ball with The Little Mermen - Le Poisson Rouge
February 15, 2018 - West Village

NYC's Premier Disney rock cover band: The Little Mermen. You ain't never had friends like us!

Eleanor Friedberger - City Winery
February 15, 2018 - New York

New View, the third solo album by Eleanor Friedberger, was rehearsed in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Echo Park and recorded in upstate New York. The former is a place where characters in Warren Zevon songs get clingy with their old lady while toughing out heroin withdrawal; the latter is where Bob Dylan got clingy with Robbie Robertson after flying off his motorcycle and revisiting the highway with his face. Fittingly, there's a fair amount of recovery in the songs of New View (though you won't find much in the way of smack or motorcycles). "Today I'm frozen but tomorrow I'll write about you," Friedberger sings, and much of the album seems set in that post-traumatic tomorrow, when stuff's calmed down, the figurative road rash has healed, the metaphorical junkie sweating up your mattress has finally packed his bags. Counting the albums she made with her brother Matthew as the Fiery Furnaces, this is Friedberger's twelfth full-length. I've been listening since the beginning, and to me New View seems like just that -- a vista that's opened up when I thought I'd seen everything Friedberger had to offer. (Then again, I believed her last album Personal Record was indeed her best to... (read more)

Belting For Two: A Pregnant Cabaret - The Duplex
February 15, 2018 - New York

It's her party and she'll cry if she wants to. Even if it's entirely hormone-fueled. Did she mention she's 6 months pregnant? It's Miranda's 33rd birthday and she's going to share with you her bump and her belt, and its bound to be a hotter than the bun in her oven! Featuring guest performers from across the country and beyond, Miranda will be bringing you a night of songs, stories and duets, because, well, let's face it. She's pregnant. Every song is a duet whether someone sings with her or not.

Madame's Mashups - Poetry & Dance - The Duplex
February 15, 2018 - New York

Everyone's favorite eccentric cabaret patroness Madame Mathieu (curator of the Bistro Awards Critics' Pick variety show Madame Mathieu's Soiree) is back with an all new collaborative event. Madame will pair 6 of New York's finest poets with an accomplished dancer or choreographer they've never met, and the teams will collaborate on new pieces to premiere in this eclectic evening of words, movement, and collaboration. Hosted by Drew Fornarola, directed by Tyler Spicer.

Jacqui Naylor - Blue Note Jazz Club
February 15, 2018 - New York

Jazz vocalist and songwriter Jacqui Naylor returns to Blue Note following sold-out shows in the United States, Europe and Canada in support of her 2017 release, Q&A. Her albums have made the "top-ten" lists of USA Today, Jazziz and The Washington Post and she is recognized for her wide vocal range and ability to mix and "smash" multiple genres and generations of music. She is equally at ease singing the music of Johnny Mercer and David Bowie as she is her own original music, with several compositions used in national advertising.

Theater of War Productions: Hercules in Manhattan - The Greene Space
February 15, 2018 - New York

This is part of a six-event partnership between Theater of War Productions and The Greene Space at WNYC to present free monthly readings through June 2018 by notable actors. The performances will spark conversations around public health and social issues such as gun violence, war, mental health, incarceration, the failure of the legal system and substance abuse.

Pretty in Thrift - Housing Works - Soho Thrift Shop
February 15, 2018 - New York

Join fashion experts Stefany of Pretty in Thrift and Naomi of OMNIA Vintage as you shop their beautifully-curated selection of vintage clothing and accessories!

Blind Date with a Book with the Harry Potter Alliance - Housing Works - Bookstore Cafe
February 15, 2018 - New York

Still need some lovin' after Valentine's Day? Then join Harry Potter Alliance chapter New York Dumbledore's Army for a Blind Date Book Swap for the best kind of love: book love! Here's how it works: 1. You buy a book you love in-store and wrap it in plain paper (we'll have all of the materials you need!), 2. On the outside, write a few words about what kind of book it is (ex: Harry Potter & The Sorcerer's Stone would be something like "magic" "school" "England" "friends"), 3. Bring the book to the swap and place it on the table, 4. Write your name on a piece of paper and drop it in the container, 5. When your name is called, grab a book from the table, 6. Share your newfound love with #blinddatewithabook and #hpanyda, 7. Enjoy! Housing Works' cafe will be providing food & drink specials to mark the occasion.

Petros Klampanis Trio - The Cornelia Street Cafe
February 15, 2018 - New York

Bassist, composer, arranger and producer Petros Klampanis returns to Cornelia Street Cafe, in order to present music from his recent albums CHROMA and MINOR DISPUTE, as well as some songs from his upcoming album, with the excellent pianist Julian Shore. Roni Eytan, a young prodigy harmonica player from Israel, will join the two musicians for two of Klampanis' original composition.

Ruth b With Hailey Knox - Le Poisson Rouge
February 15, 2018 - West Village

Ruth B on Facebook | Ruth B official site | Ruth B on Twitter Ruth B. has emerged as a vital artist whose trademark vocal style and vivid songwriting narratives have set the tone for even more alluring reveals in 2017; namely, a robust 12-song debut album on the horizon for this spring, christened by a lively new single, "Superficial Love," due out February 24 which joyously opens another new door for the singer/songwriter. The fabled arc of how her career took flight is viral legend now, but it was the stunning vocal command and riveting lyrical flair she showed on her hit debut, "Lost Boy," that won hearts and minds across the globe. "Lost Boy" is now certified multi-Platinum in the US (x2), Canada (x3), Sweden (3x), the Netherlands (2x), Denmark (2x) and certified Gold in Norway. Ruth answered her rapidly building fan base with a celebrated EP, The Intro, and was named one of the top artists on iTunes' Best of 2016 year-end music lists. Ruth also landed a coveted opening slot on Alessia Cara's recent North American tour with performances in iconic venues such from Radio City Music Hall to Ryman Auditorium. Ruth's first new musical offering since the release of her EP, "In My... (read more)

Social Housing – New European Projects Opening - Center for Architecture
February 15, 2018 - Manhattan

Across Europe, a new generation of architecture practices are transforming affordable housing. Responding to continued need, changing clients, and new funding methods, architects are once again addressing how homes can be delivered at scale while piloting new methods to achieve high standards of design. Based on a 2017 publication of the same name, Social Housing captures some of the best and most innovative examples of not-for-profit housing at a critical juncture for the sector. Drawing together 25 European case studies by 20 practices, it looks at a range of building and dwelling typologies, emerging design approaches, and refurbishment strategies. Together, they offer a challenge to housing professionals and citizens in the US to rethink how we build and highlights the vital role of accessible, low-cost housing in the life and function of our cities.

eMPathia Duo + Art Hirahara - Mezzrow
February 15, 2018 - New York

The eMPathia Jazz Duo explores the classic songs of Italy, Brazil, France and the Great American Songbook. They will be joined by sensitive pianist, Art Hirahara, in their first Mezzrow performance.

Spike Wilner - 'after-hours' w. special guests - Mezzrow
February 15, 2018 - New York

Join pianist Spike Wilner for our after hours. He'll have special guests and an invitation-only jam session.

Walking Tour: Lunar New Year in Chinatown - Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA)
Through February 15, 2018 - Lower Manhattan

Lunar New Year is the liveliest and most important celebration in Chinese culture and Chinatown is the place to experience it! This walking tour takes visitors through Chinatown to learn about the history of one of New York City's oldest neighborhoods and how the neighborhood transforms itself in preparation for the New Year.

The 6th Annual Very Special Marc Cohn Valentine's Day Show W/ SPECIAL GUEST Shawn Colvin - City Winery
Through February 15, 2018 - New York

After winning a Grammy for his soulful ballad "Walking in Memphis", Marc Cohn solidified his place as one of this generation's most compelling singer/songwriters, combining the precision of a brilliant tunesmith with the passion of a great soul man. He's a natural storyteller, balancing the exuberant with the poignant, and able to distill universal truth out of his often romantic, drawn-from-life tales. Cohn followed up his platinum-selling debut with two more releases in the 1990s, at which point TIME magazine called him "one of the honest, emotional voices we need in this decade" and Bonnie Raitt declared, "Marc is one of the most soulful, talented artists i know. I love his songs, he's an incredible singer, and I marvel at his ability to mesmerize every audience he plays for." Raitt, James Taylor, David Crosby, Graham Nash and Patty Griffin all made guest appearances on Cohn's early records for Atlantic, as his reputation as an artist and performer continued to grow. In 1998 Cohn took a decade-long sabbatical from recording, ending in 2007 with Join The Parade. Inspired by the horrific events following Hurricane Katrina and his own near fatal shooting just weeks before, "P... (read more)

Suzzy Roche & Lucy Wainwright Roche - Sheen Center
February 16, 2018 - New York

We begin the Back on Bleecker Street series with a conversation and performances by the mother/daughter team of Suzzy Roche and Lucy Wainwright Roche. Their recording Fairytale and Myth, the first collaboration between them, won the Vox Pop best singer/songwriter CD for the Independent Music Awards. They have a brand new CD called Mud and Apples. The album is a mix of brand new original songs as well as much loved cover songs by such icons as Joni Mitchell and Stevie Nicks. Mesmerizing harmonies, and pure singing! The mother/daughter show is a fun filled evening of smart, thoughtful, songs with plenty of familial harmonies. John Platt of WFUV hosts a conversation with Suzzy and Lucy.

Nellie Mckay - City Winery
February 16, 2018 - New York

Nellie McKay has released six full-length albums, including Normal As Blueberry Pie: A Tribute to Doris Day ("among the killer overhauls of American standards" - The New York Times) and her latest, My Weekly Reader, music of the '60s co-produced with Beatles engineer Geoff Emerick ("[Nellie] manifests more historical grasp than any psych band yet to show its hand. – Robert Christgau). She has won a Theatre World Award for her portrayal of Polly Peachum in the Broadway production of The Threepenny Opera and performed onscreen in the films PS I Love You and Downtown Express, as well as writing original music for the Rob Reiner film Rumor Has It and contributing to the Emmy-winning documentary, Gasland. McKay co-created and starred in the award-winning off-Broadway hit Old Hats and has written three acclaimed musical biographies - I Want to Live!, the story of Barbara Graham, the third woman executed in the gas chamber at San Quentin, Silent Spring: It's Not Nice to Fool Mother Nature, an exploration of environmental pioneer Rachel Carson, and A GIRL NAMED BILL - The Life and Times of Billy Tipton, named one of the Best Concerts of 2014 by The New York Times. Nellie con... (read more)

Open Season - Gilda Wabbit - The Duplex
February 16, 2018 - New York

When her husband's away, this housewife will play! Glam Award Nominee, and face of the viral internet meme "The Future Liberals Want", Gilda Wabbit brings you this saucy musical revue about her life as a married woman who has as many paramours as she has shoes. Growing up in Kentucky, Gilda could never settle on just one cornfed boy to satisfy her desires, so when one special man popped the question they decided to give polyamory a go. Learn about the trials and tribulations of dating AFTER marriage, the complex politics of anonymous hookups, and the rewards of having cakes while eating them too. From pop princesses to Puccini, Gilda Wabbit sings with a soaring range and scintillating style. You won't want to miss this rising star in her Duplex debut! It all goes down February 16th at 7pm.

Chris Turner - Blue Note Jazz Club
February 16, 2018 - New York

Chris Turner is a classically trained crooner, a soul singer for the ages, with a classic sound that defies his years. Proving to be a writer for our times, he deftly combines jazz, hip-hop, funk, and soul in his music. Chris Turner performs music from "Lovelife is A Challenge", several widely heard singles and collaborations as well as new pieces off of his upcoming project "Belvedere" set to release shortly. Chris Turner is a classically trained crooner, a soul singer for the ages, with a classic sound that defies his years. Proving to be a writer for our times, he deftly combines jazz, hip-hop, funk, and soul in his music. From falsetto to scatting to laying down smooth and creative phrasings, Chris is bringing old soul back in a fresh sound. Graduating from the New School University for Jazz and Contemporary Music immediately started working as an in-demand backing singer for the Soul, Jazz and R&B scenes in New York. Chris tours and records internationally with his own group as well as with Usher, The Roots, Stevie Wonder, Bootsy Collins, Killiam Shakespeare, Sam Smith, Disclosure, Mike Posner, Esperanza Spalding, Bilal, Harvey Mason Sr., Eddie Palmeri, Dianne Reeves, Eric Har... (read more)

Los Amigos Invisibles W/ Special Guest Simon Grossmann - SOB'S
February 16, 2018 - New York

Books, Booze, & Board Games - Housing Works - Bookstore Cafe
February 16, 2018 - New York

One Friday a month, we invite you to join us in our cozy bookstore cafe to play board games and enjoy some great cafe specials, including seasonal beverages. Free and open to the public, all ages welcome!

GO 90s with The Fresh Kids of Bel-Air - Le Poisson Rouge
February 16, 2018 - West Village

The Fresh Kids of Bel-Air official site | The Fresh Kids of Bel-Air on Facebook | The Fresh Kids of Bel-Air on Instagram | #freshkidsofbelair The Fresh Kids of Bel-Air are seven NYC-based musicians who have come together to put on the dopest live 90s show in the city. Every Friday night at Le Poisson Rouge the Fresh Kids take the stage and perform the hits you loved when you were still rocking butterfly clips and feeding your Furby. But the band doesn't stop at Fridays on Bleecker Street, they are taking the COUNTRY by storm, playing legendary venues like The Capitol Theatre, The Paramount on Long Island, The Howard Theatre in DC, Brooklyn Bowl, Union Transfer in Philly, Baltimore Soundstage and more! Seriously, they are all that and a bag of chips!

Leadership Breakfast with Angela O'Byrne - Center for Architecture
February 16, 2018 - Manhattan

Speaker: Angela O'Byrne, FAIA, President, Perez APC Born in Cali, Colombia, O'Byrne earned her Master of Architecture from Tulane University and her Master of Science in Real Estate Development from Columbia University. O'Byrne has become a licensed architect in fifteen states, a licensed general contractor in two states, a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, and a LEED Accredited Professional. O'Byrne is a passionate advocate for women in architecture and construction and is involved in numerous professional and non-profit organizations dedicated to the advancement of women in the industry. She has positioned her firm, Perez, APC as an industry leader in disaster recovery, as evidenced by an extensive portfolio of architectural and damage assessment work in response to Hurricanes Sandy and Katrina. After Hurricane Katrina, she founded CityWorks, a non-profit organization, which is dedicated to transforming New Orleans into a model city. Currently, she is working in Kabul, Afghanistan and other locations where her firm is making a social impact and expanding opportunities for women.

David Hazeltine & David Wong - Mezzrow
February 16, 2018 - New York

Pianist Dave Hazeltine is a fleet-fingered, hard swinging veteran. He is joined by the great David Wong on bass.

Energy Analysis and Modeling Tools for Architects - Center for Architecture
February 16, 2018 - Manhattan

Through prepared, modeled examples, instructors will provide a hands-on, practical understanding of current energy modeling programs, workflows and analyses for project design team members. Analyses will include early design sensitivity studies, later design analyses that support proposals to clients, energy modeling for LEED, and code compliance modeling. Participants will learn and apply early design workflows that provide performance feedback for projects that seek to meet and exceed minimum energy code requirements. Participants will receive in-depth presentation, demonstration, and hand's-on experience with common climate and early energy analysis methods used by leading architects today, including: • Why we energy model. • Navigating the "world of metrics" and choosing the right study for the right purpose (pre-design brainstorming, early-design sensitivity analysis, making a case to a client, and marketing a design to the public). • How to interpret the climate into useful design criteria. Overview of common climate graphics/studies and their purpose. • Hand's-on climate graphic generation. • Design Exercise – Analyze Building Massing • Introduction to Customized En... (read more)

Anthony Wonsey 'After-hours' - Mezzrow
February 16, 2018 - New York

Join pianist Anthony Wonsey for a late night set of swinging jazz piano.

Lunar New Year Family Festival! - Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA)
February 17, 2018 - Lower Manhattan

Fetch your friends and come on over to MOCA's Year of the Dog Lunar New Year Family Festival!Enjoy zodiac arts & crafts, lively dance performances, festive snacks, and timeless tales inspired by Chinese and Chinese American New Year's traditions. You're in for a pawsitively good time!

ARE Spring Boot Camp 2018: Project Management - Center for Architecture
February 17, 2018 - Manhattan

AIA New York's ARE Boot Camp program is designed to help associates and interns prepare to take the Architect Registration Examination (ARE). Based on ARE 5.0, these sessions provide a blend of content review, study strategies, and test-taking tips. The series consists of six sessions from February 3 to March 17, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (unless otherwise noted).

Transforming Social Housing – Stories from Europe - Center for Architecture
February 17, 2018 - Manhattan

Across Europe living habits and architectural traditions differ from country to country, but uniting the continent is a renewed focus on embracing new methods and innovative refurbishment strategies to achieve new standards of exemplary social housing design. This half day explores shifting national attitudes, housing traditions, recent experiences and pan-European challenges. A program of Social Housing – New European Projects. Welcome Ben Prosky, Assoc. AIA, Executive Director, AIANY | Center for Architecture Introduction Abigail Batchelor, Associate, Karakusevic Carson Architects Parallel Histories Mike Althorpe, Research Manager, Karakusevic Carson Architects; Curator, Social Housing – New European Projects New European Projects Paul Karakusevic, Partner, Karakusevic Carson Architects, UK Adam Khan, Director, Adam Khan Architects, UK Christelle Avenier, Partner, Avenier Cornejo Architectes, France Hans van der Heijden, Director, The Netherlands Frédéric Chartier & Pascale Dalix, Partners, Chartier Dalix, France Katharina Bayer, Partner, einszueins architektur, Austria Moderator: Susanne Schindler, Architect, Writer

Reason for Breathing - Melissa Becker - The Duplex
February 17, 2018 - New York

Melissa Becker is a New York City theater professional with a passion for performance. She is currently singing with the ladies of Guilty Pleasures Cabaret at various NYC venues. She is excited to be back at the Duplex with a brand new show. The evening will be accompanied by the musical expertise of Daniel J. Mertzlufft, Musical Theatre composer and Music Associate at iTheatrics.

Soldier of Love: A Hero's Journey - FAYZON - The Duplex
February 17, 2018 - New York

Prolific drama, inspirational music, heartwarming laughs and a couple introspective tears are the only means by which to take in this excursion wholeheartedly. No fairytales here. Witness an epic and transformative journey through the unknown world, unseen by most. This special engagement finds Fayzon, Manhattan's original "Soldier of Love", recounting how he plunged completely into the perils of adventure, lost it all, returned to complete the holy grail, slayed the evil dragon and eventually saved the world, all for the sake of his glorious quest to discover and bring back the one secret required for anyone who is truly of heart and seeks to arise as the hero of their own greatest story ever told.

Smoke DZA with Live Band SOUL'D U OUT - Blue Note Jazz Club
February 17, 2018 - New York

Brought to the public's attention through a series of raw, kush-loving mixtapes, Harlem rapper Smoke DZA got his start in Smoke & Numbers, a locally popular duo formed with a rapper named Numbers. DZA -- as in "Dream Zone Achieved" -- signed a deal in 2002 and joined Big K.R.I.T. behind the scenes at Cinematic Music Group, but when twin daughters were brought into his life in 2007, he adopted a "now or never" attitude when it came to his solo career. A slew of mixtapes with weed lingo names like Sweet Baby Kushed God and Substance Abuse followed, then in 2011, DZA's mixtape Rolling Stoned won High Times Magazine's Doobie Award for 2011's hip-hop album of the year. A year later, the magazine signed the rapper to its High Times label and released Rugby Thompson, an album produced in total by Harry Fraud. Rugby included appearances by Action Bronson, Curren$y, Domo Genesis, and ScHoolboy Q. His third LP, Dream.Zone.Achieve, was released in 2014. In 2016, DZA issued a pair of LPs. He Has Risen arrived early in the year and featured an appearance by Snoop Dogg. Months later, he released Don't Smoke Rock, a collaborative effort with Pete Rock. The album included the single "Milestone," w... (read more)

Los Amigos Invisibles Live In New York City - SOB'S
February 17, 2018 - New York

Morgan Jerkins - Housing Works - Bookstore Cafe
February 17, 2018 - New York

Morgan Jerkins, whose debut collection This Will Be My Undoing was received to critical acclaim, will be joined in conversation by a special guest, tba!

Poi Dog Pondering w/ Abra Moore - City Winery
February 17, 2018 - New York

30 years on, upwards of 15 band members deep & an Ocean in-between; Poi Dog Pondering continue to thrive & evolve on their 8th full length album entitled "Everybody's Got A Star". Their unique signature 'Acous-tronic' blend of orchestral, rock and dance music influences, shine through with PDP's ever present irreverence to stylistic conformity. "Everybody's Got A Star" is an unapologetic off-road venture, a Joy Ride recalling the vibe of 80's/90's Night Club DJs ...the ones adventurous enough to careen from one genre to the next, with a slight membrane of madness to the method. "Growing up in Honolulu, we really only had one good Live Music/Disco/ Club; The Wave. It was Punk Rock/New Wave kids from 9 to 2am, then a Gay Disco from 2am to 4am. Everybody mixing it up & having fun. You could hear everything from Iggy Pop's "Lust for life", to Loose Joints "Is it all over my face". I'm super thankful for that eclecticism. Music for dancing is like an elliptical orbit, it's always been around me, sometimes it swings in real close and sweeps me along full force for a while.

Back To The Eighties Show with Jessie's Girl - Le Poisson Rouge
February 17, 2018 - West Village

Jessie's Girl official site | Jessie's Girl on Facebook | Jessie's Girl on Instagram | #jessiesgirlnyc This amazing 7-piece band brings back the '80s like no other, performing all the greatest hits live! JESSIE'S GIRL's primary line-up includes a team of NYC's top rock and pop vocalists: Up-and-coming superstar Jenna O'Gara, Off-Broadway's Chris Hall and renown "Sting" impersonator Mark Rinzel. They are backed by one of the tightest bands in the city comprised of 20+ year veterans of the NYC music scene: Eric Presti on guitar, Sky on keys, Drew Mortali on bass, and Michael Maenza on drums, each with dozens of credits performing with authentic 80's icons who made the music famous to begin with! In fact, BRET MICHAELS, MC HAMMER, COLIN HAY from MEN AT WORK, TIFFANY, DEBBIE GIBSON, TAYLOR DANE, MIKE SCORE from A FLOCK OF SEAGULLS, TONE LOC, ROB BASE and many more have all performed at the BACK TO THE EIGHTIES SHOW.

Chris Pattishall & Yasushi Nakamura 'After-Hours' - Mezzrow
February 17, 2018 - New York

Join pianist Chris Pattishall for a late night set of swinging jazz piano.

ARE Workshop 2018: Construction & Evaluation - Center for Architecture
February 17, 2018 - Manhattan

The ARE Workshop is a group-driven, 12-month study program that integrates ARE preparation into the notoriously demanding lives of aspiring architects. Each meeting will focus on specific "must-know" aspects of the ARE in an open, dialogue-centric study seminar led by knowledgeable workshop captains. The Construction & Evaluation series is scheduled for the following days:

Thispopbaby’s “Riot” - NYU Skirball
Through February 17, 2018 - New York

RIOT, the award-winning Irish theatrical extravaganza that mixes high art and trash culture, will have its American premiere at NYU Skirball, February 15 – 17 at 7:30 pm. A blend of cabaret, dance, circus, comedy and powerful spoken word, Riot is both party and politic, a love letter of hope to the future, a divine celebration - and a blunt criticism - of the world today. THISISPOPBABY, self-described “theatre makers, club creatives and good time gurls [sic],” lands somewhere between pop culture, counter culture, queer culture and high art. Founded in 2007, the Dublin-based company has played to sell-out crowds and critical acclaim throughout Ireland and around the world, and created Ireland’s Queer Notions Arts Festival. Its productions have played to over 100,000 people around Ireland, the UK, Australia and beyond, winning five major theatre awards, including Best Production at the 2016 Dublin Fringe Festival, with nominations for 14 more. RIOT is co-presented with Irish Arts Center. The NYC-based arts and cultural center is dedicated to projecting a dynamic image of Ireland and Irish America for the 21st century, building community with artists and audiences of all bac... (read more)

Thisispopbaby: Riot - NYU Skirball Center
Through February 17, 2018 - New York

RIOT, the jaw-dropping theatrical highlight and winner of Best Production at the 2016 Dublin Fringe Festival, is a disorderly cocktail of wild theater, gut-punching spoken word, banging jigs, slapstick comedy and eye-popping circus that leaves audiences dazzled and dizzy. RIOT is both party and politic, a love letter of hope to the future, a clarion call on the state of the nation and a celebration of Ireland. The all-star cast includes Panti Bliss, Ireland's Queen of Drag.THISISPOPBABY, self-described "theatre makers, club creatives and good time gurls," lands somewhere between pop culture, counter culture, queer culture and high art. Founded in 2007, the Dublin-based company regularly sells out across Ireland and stages Queer Notions, a mini-festival of queer ideas and performance.

Teddy Thompson & Jenni Muldaur - City Winery
February 18, 2018 - New York

On previous discs, singer-songwriter Teddy Thompson always relied on one of the songs he's written to provide him with an album title and a central concept to build the rest of his work around. This time it's different: you won't find a tune named "Bella" on his fourth Verve Forecast effort yet the idea of "bella" — Italian shorthand for "beautiful" — is everywhere. Says Thompson, "I like the word, the meaning of it. It spoke to the lushness and beauty I was going for." Recorded in New York City and produced by David Kahne (Regina Spektor, Paul McCartney, the Strokes), Bella combines lean rock and roll with lush string arrangements on material that is both disarmingly catchy and often startlingly frank. Since 2008's A Piece Of What You Need, which London's The Guardian called "one of the year's best," this has become something of a Thompson trademark, teasing the listener with immediately addictive melodies then pulling the rug out from under them with unsparingly confessional or darkly amusing lyrics.

Golden Girls Trivia with The Golden Gays NYC - The Duplex
February 18, 2018 - New York

Hilarious drag trio The Golden Gays NYC serve up their legendary trivia show at The Duplex NYC. Test your Golden Girls knowledge as you try for prizes. Rounds include questions about the Lanai Ladies' past lovers -- from Charlie Nylund to Stan Zbornak. There'll also be live singing from these Dorothy, Blanche and Rose impersonators, plus an epic quest to find the next #TokenSophia. There is a prize for knowing the least too! $25 cover to play all rounds.

A Journey with Lissa D. - The Duplex
February 18, 2018 - New York

Come on this music Journey with Lissa D as she shares her music and her story. Lissa D. originally from Florida now resides in NYC as a singer-songwriter. As she moves throughout her life there have been experiences of rejection, loss, love, self awareness, and most important self love. Lissa hopes to inspire others with her music as well as use it as an opportunity for growth. Art has the ability to change the hearts and minds of others and she wants nothing more than to do just that.

In The Works - Featuring: Braverman, Rose, & Tomsko - The Duplex
February 18, 2018 - New York

Honeck-Moss Productions is proud to present "In The Works." This exciting new series was conceived as an opportunity for composers to try out new work in front of an audience and see how it plays in a supportive environment. It is also an opportunity to create community among the composers and their performers. In The Works will be presented monthly and feature three composers or composer teams, each presenting about 20 minutes of new material. This month features the works of composers: Landon Braverman, Meghan Rose, and Jessy Tomsko. Hosted by: Sarah Ziegler Landon Braverman is a NYC-based composer, originally from Vancouver, Canada. With collaborator Derek P. Hassler (book & lyrics), he has written the scores for Picture Perfect (Prospect Theatre Company's STAGE FRIGHT), Queen of the West (winner of Best Score and Best Musical – Manhattan Theatre Mission) and CHOICES (award winner at WVMTF, Top 10 Finalist Ken Davenport Short Play Competition, produced by NAAP). Their latest project, The White Rose, has been developed at Millikin University, the New York Theatre Barn, Musical Theater Factory, and in Toronto with Broadway Dreams. His music has been featured at Lin... (read more)

Poetry of Witness: 5-week poetry workshop w/ Michael Collins - Bowery Poetry Club
February 18, 2018 - New York

Discussion, Generative Writing, Workshop: 5-week poetry workshop w/ Michael Collins This workshop will meet the following Sundays: February 11, February 18, February 25, March 4, March 18 TIME/LOCATION: 12 PM – 2 PM at Bowery Poetry located at 308 Bowery INSTRUCTOR: Michael Collins The goal of this class will be to explore the craft of poetry, specifically in one of its many essential roles, bearing witness -- either by recording direct experience or through acts of compassionate imagination. I don't think I need to explain to anyone why this particular approach to poetic craft is important in our current social and political situations. In times such as these, we need more empathy for those who are "different" -- apparently, anyway -- in one way or another, from "us." We need more poets for this movement! Therefore, this class will aim to welcome newer poets with accessible lessons, invite those who have gotten out of the practice of writing to return to a writing community, and help all participants who value diverse perspectives to hone their visions into poems. Sessions will include discussion of model poems and related generative writing and guided exercises, and work... (read more)

PoetNY Open Mic - Bowery Poetry Club
February 18, 2018 - New York

NYC's Poetry Open Mic, Hosted by Mason Granger. Feature poet: Pressman Pressman Signups and doors at 8pm. 20, 3-minute slots, first come, first served. First ten slots recorded and streamed live on Bowery Poetry's YouTube Channel. $10 admission. Advance discount tickets: $8 http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2734821 Join the PoetNY OpenMic community on IG @poetny & Twitter @poetinnewyork

Gaia Wilmer Septet - The Cornelia Street Cafe
February 18, 2018 - New York

Hailing from South Brazil, Gaia Wilmer is a saxophone player, composer and arranger who combines her influences from Brazilian harmony, rhythms, and melodies with contemporary jazz and free improvised music.

Aztec Two-Step Performs The Simon & Garfunkel Songbook: An Evening Of Songs & Stories - City Winery
February 18, 2018 - New York

When Rex Fowler and Neal Shulman, the critically acclaimed duo Aztec Two-Step, burst on the scene in 1972 with their Elektra Records debut, they were often reviewed as having the "intellectual lyricism" and "ethereal harmonies" of their legendary predecessors Simon & Garfunkel. Renowned for helping to usher the folk-rock music of the 1960s into the '70s and beyond, Aztec Two-Step continues to be one of acoustic music's most beloved and enduring acts. While the duo possesses a rich musical legacy of their own, here they masterfully interpret and perform the timeless songs and harmonies of Simon & Garfunkel. The compelling multimedia music event celebrates Simon & Garfunkel's iconic contribution to Pop Culture and beyond. The music speaks for itself. The storyline of the Songbook show was originally created by the late great pioneer of progressive FM radio and author, Pete Fornatale. Now mc'ing the show and featured on narration, along with creating The Songbook's slideshow, is Fornatale's protégé, WCWP DJ and Long Island Hall of Fame co-founder Tony Traguardo. Laughter and nostalgia abound, and a sing-a- long is always in the mix. "It was a great night of stories and songs...o... (read more)

Mezzrow Classical Salon with David Oei - Mezzrow
February 18, 2018 - New York

Artists: David Oei (Piano), Eriko Sato (Violin), Laila Salins (Vocalist), Jessica Han (Flute), Katarzyna Bryla (Viola) Prominent classical pianist David Oei is the musical curator for this monthly classical salon featuring top chamber music players for an excellent afternoon of classical music in Mezzrow's music room.

Larry Ham with Dave Glasser & Lee Hudson - Mezzrow
February 18, 2018 - New York

Pianist Larry Ham is a be-bop veteran with a great jazz feeling and deep knowledge. With him is the solid swinging alto player Dave Glasser & Lee Hudson on bass.

John Merrill & Friends 'After-hours' - Mezzrow
February 18, 2018 - New York

Guitarist John Merrill hosts the after-hours with his invited guests.

Rachelle Ferrell - Blue Note Jazz Club
Through February 18, 2018 - New York

Celebrate Valentine's Week at the Blue Note with vocalist Rachelle Ferrell. While Ferrell has a established fan base in the contemporary jazz scene, her unique visibility on the pop/urban contemporary scene has boosted her audience's interest in her overall breadth of work. She has made her mark as a crossover artist who's equally at home with urban contemporary pop, gospel, classical music and jazz.

A Midsummer Night's Dream - Sheen Center for Thought & Culture
Through February 25, 2018 - New York

"Frog & Peach is a jewel of Off-Broadway. You can't find a more exhilarating evening than to join this troupe for a romp in the woods!" – Ronald Gross, NYTB Guide The renowned Frog & Peach Theatre Company follows up their record breaking Sheen Center debut of 2017's Macbeth with A Midsummer Night's Dream, Shakespeare's rollicking romp of romance, wizardry, and show biz. A Midsummer Night's Dream transports audiences to the palaces of Athens, and the dark, bewitching forests surrounding the kingdom, where the fairy King Oberon (Erick Gonzalez, star of 2017's hit Macbeth) and his Queen Titania (Amy Frances Quint) are waging a deliciously romantic war. With help from the devilish Puck (Marcus Watson) Oberon casts a spell over his estranged lover, as well as the lovers Hermia (Alyssa Diamond), Helena (Bess Miller), Lysander (Edan Jacob Levy) and Demetrius (Kyle Primack). Meanwhile, as the Mechanicals rehearse their tragically hilarious Pyramus & Thisby, Puck cannot resist transforming the hapless Bottom (Kevin Hauver) into a donkey. Will witchcraft spell disaster, or save the day? With themes of sexual politics, climate change, and celebrity, A Midsummer Night's Dream is a st... (read more)

Doreen Garner: Invisible Man Tattoo - Recess
Through March 03, 2018 - New York

Due to the process-based nature of the Session program, Invisible Man Tattoo will undergo constant modifications; the features of this page provide accruing information on the project's developments.

Platonov, or A Play with No Name - New Ohio Theatre
Through March 11, 2018 - New York

Blessed Unrest presents Platonov, or A Play with No Name Translated and adapted by Laura Wickens from the play by Anton Chekhov Directed by Jessica Burr A man of status with questionable sexual ethics runs rampage. A society fixated on the chaos of the moment ignores their collapsing economic system. A culture of open gun possession leads to rash and deadly consequences. Sounds familiar? Blessed Unrest’s raw and sexy rendition of Platonov, or A Play with No Name, in new translation and adaptation by playwright Laura Wickens, shows how Chekhov, nearly 150 years ago in Russia, was piercing through the issues that are highly relevant in America today. Her adaptation does away with all the father figures – except for the protagonist – and relocates the story to the rural South, a milieu in which the antidote to boredom is an entangled web of salacious scandals. Sometimes endearing and often reproachable, the titular character emerges as a man whose shortcomings run rampant due to enablers who surround him. Cast: Irina Abraham Chigiryov, Ashley Hildreth, Javon Minter, Darrell Stokes, Becca Schneider, and Taylor Valentine. Dramaturgy: Jessi Blue Gormezano Costume design: ... (read more)

FOLD: Golden Venture Paper Sculptures - Museum of Chinese in America
Through March 25, 2018 - Manhattan

As a way to actively engage visitors in a conversation about immigration issues, FOLD: Golden Venture Paper Sculptures will present the story of the passengers of the Golden Venture, a ship carrying 286 undocumented Chinese passengers that ran aground in New York City in 1993. Selected from MOCA's collection, over forty sculptures collectively created by the immigrants while detained for years at York County Prison will be on display. Through symbolic representations that include caged birds and American eagles, the sculptures give shape to both the quantitative and qualitative time spent waiting for uncertain legal outcomes. For most of these sculptures, their forms are Chinese folk art, but their subject matter is uniquely American. Idiomatic expressions and art-related theories of the "fold" as a form, action and metaphor will be used as an organizing principle for the exhibition's content and design. In addition to archive materials, recent interviews with immigration attorneys and supporters of the Golden Venture detainees will also provide multiple perspectives on the attainment of the American Dream.

Town Stages Announces Inaugural Sokoloff Arts Fellows - Town Stages
Through March 31, 2018 - New York

Town Stages Announces Inaugural Sokoloff Arts Fellows Town Stages is proud to announce the 2018 slate of recipients of the annual Sokoloff Arts Fellowship: Jessica Anderson (with Stefanie Izzo, Alex Kocheva, Amy Stewart, and the Astoria Music Project), Caps Lock Theatre (Mariah MacCarthy, Melissa Lusk, Leta Tremblay), Joanna Carpenter, Matt Cox (with Kristin McCarthy Parker, Stephen Stout, and Colin Waitt), Ephrat Asherie Dance, Esperance Theater Company (Katie Hartke, Charlie Murphy, Ryan Quinn), Jono Freedrix, Jason Jacobs, Matthew Jellison, Christine Toy Johnson, Hyeyoung Kim and Shoshana Greenberg, Steven Kopp, Yan Li, Made with Sass (Samantha Slater), Jessie Mahon, MAWU, MelimelL Digital Art Design, Rebecca Odorisio, Pocket Universe (Alyssa May Gold), Charlotte Purser, Richard Pictures Presents (David Hilder and Dan McCoy), Ripening (Vanessa Walters, and Brian Gonzalez aka Taxiplasm), Andy Scott, Shallow Graves(Jenny Lester and Juliana Jurenas), Crystal Skillman, The Long Table (David Loewy, Noah Reece, Greg Taubman, Jocelyn Vammer), The Rigano Songbook (David and Paul Rigano), Jamila Youngstedt.   TOWN is home to this unique Fellowship Program for artists, entrepreneurs... (read more)

Susan York Foundation - The Drawing Center
Through October 18, 2018 - Soho

For the second long-term installation presented in The Drawing Center's Lab Corridor, Santa Fe-based artist Susan York will create a site-specific installation that references the internal structure of the museum's 35 Wooster Street building. Using graphite as a sculptural rather than a two-dimensional medium, York will create replicas of parts of the museum's foundation: eroded concrete piers that protrude above the museum's ground floor. York's long-term installation will initiate an expanded field of activity at The Drawing Center, pointing to new opportunities for exploring drawing as an interactive and socially-minded practice. Additionally, by bringing attention to The Drawing Center's building, York's installation will generate opportunities for discussion about the importance of museums continuing as public spaces with permanent, physical presence

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