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Things to Do on the Lower East Side This Month - February 2019

February 16, 2019 - by CG Directory Editor
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Manhattan's Lower East Side is one of the most popular neighborhoods in the entire city thanks to its rambunctious nightlife and ever-growing sea of restaurants, bars, galleries, and shops. You'll never run out of things to do on the Lower East Side this month thanks to City Guide's detailed monthly guide to the neighborhood.

"Art Benefit Raises Funds for Human Trafficking Awareness Play" - Chinatown Soup Gallery
Through February 16, 2018 - New York

In 2017, more than 3,500 sex trafficking cases were reported to the National Human Trafficking Resource Center, and there are thousands of cases that go unreported because far too often the victims of trafficking have been silenced through a fear of recriminations and violence by their handlers. That is why Mirage Theatre is working with playwright Melisa Tien, a NY Foundation of the Arts Fellow and member of New Dramatists to create a play that gives voice to victims and survivors of human trafficking. Her script and the resulting production will confront the ordeals faced by the most vulnerable members of our society who live in a form of modern slavery that exists throughout the United States and globally.

The Unicorn - Anthology Film Archives
February 16, 2019 - New York

This extraordinary, years-in-the-making documentary grabs hold of a truly unique central figure: outsider musician Peter Grudzien, the one-man musical force behind "The Unicorn," which has been described as possibly the first openly gay country album. But country doesn't begin to describe the dizzying range of music included on this 1974 release. Peter composed, performed, and recorded "The Unicorn" entirely in his childhood home in Astoria, Queens, and sold the 500 pressed copies out of a suitcase on the streets of the city. Despite this unpromising genesis, the album was rescued from oblivion and re-released in the 1990s, prompting the music critic and collector Paul Major to declare it the "greatest New York LP since the first Velvet Underground or first New York Dolls."

Phantom Thread - Anthology Film Archives
February 16, 2019 - New York

Paul Thomas Anderson's most recent film distinguished itself, among other ways, by eliciting a dizzying range of responses, many of them virtually diametrically opposed. In portraying the relationship between a figure who embodies the myth of white male genius (Daniel Day Lewis's monstrously perfectionist fashion designer, Reynolds Woodcock) and his seemingly long-suffering, powerless love interest (Vicky Krieps's Alma), is it perpetuating toxic gender relations or subtly deconstructing them? One thing is for sure: aside from its intoxicating set design and mise-en-scène and its typically stylized and finely wrought performances, PHANTOM THREAD is not the film it initially appears to be. Slowly but surely it clears an unexpected path for itself, only gradually revealing its modus operandi and forcing us to recalibrate our attitudes and expectations. Ultimately, it becomes a sly and subtly subversive exploration of gender and power dynamics, and a worthy addition to the Valentine's Day Massacre lineup.

Mike Stud - The Final Mike Stud Tour - Irving Plaza
February 16, 2019 - New York

MIKE STUD

Cherry Glazerr - The Bowery Ballroom
February 16, 2019 - New York

Cherry Glazerr released their explosive full-length album Apocalipstick on Inauguration Day in 2017. You might think the two tumultuous years since would have driven the band toward even more explicitly topical commentary. But as singer/guitarist/founder Clementine Creevy began writing the first of some thirty songs that would make up the new Stuffed & Ready, she found unexpected inspiration by turning inward. That meant leading her band somewhere new and writing songs that would reveal aspects of herself she realized she'd once concealed. Apocalipstick sizzled with Creevy's confidence, vision and fiercely idiosyncratic personality. Stuffed & Ready announces Creevy as a songwriter newly tempered and strengthened by coming to terms with her own uncertainty confusion and anger. It's her go-for-broke honesty that gives Stuffed & Ready its power and gravity. "I am telling my story of how I feel and where I am in life," she says. "I'm exploring my own self-doubt. I'm confused about what happiness is and I'm searching for my place in the world. With Apocalipstick, I was an over-confident teenager trying to solve the world's problems. With Stuffed & Ready, I'm a much more weary and perhap... (read more)

Brown Girls Burlesque: A Love Supreme - Joe's Pub
February 16, 2019 - New York,

Dirty Honey Shake's annual Valentine's groove A Love Supreme entwines jazz and neo-soul like star crossed lovers nestled in the rising harmonies to a level of blissful stability of Coltrane's masterpiece. This indulgent soiree of bliss features danseurs Chicava HoneyChild, Genie Adagio, Tutu Toussaint, and CeCe BrownSugah bring all this sultry to embodiment. Our fierce and delightful kittens La Pobresita and Foxy Belle Afriq are back with surprises! A Love Supreme sets you up for LOVE the whole month long. Nucomme and guest artist Melanie Charles takes us to heaven vocally, while drummer Ramsey Jones leads the Shake band that includes Seth Johnson on guitar, Isaac Childs on keys and Djibril Toure on bass. BAND: Nucomme - Vocals Melanie Charles - Vocals Isaac Childs - Keys Ramsey Jones - Drums Seth Johnson - Guitar Djibril Toure - Bass

Giftshop with Dryclean • Castle Black • Deitre - Coney Island Baby
February 16, 2019 - New York

Meghan Taylor fronts the quintet that specializes in CBGB's style punk mixed with 21st century pop hooks. GIFTSHOP's dynamic live shows have earned them prime festival slots. Musolist Morning Commute calls the Astoria scene-makers "One of my favorite NYC bands." GIFTSHOP's Third EP titled BLUE MONSTER made Dave Cromwell's best of 2017. From the bottom of a beer can with a short attention span, Dryclean is the result of amphetamines in a washing machine. Wrinkle-free Rock & Roll from Brooklyn.

The Stand Nyc @ Esther & Carol! W/ Bonnie Mcfarlane, Ron Bennington, Yannis Pappas, Samantha Ruddy, Petey Deabreu, and More! - Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3
February 16, 2019 - New York

This event is 16 and over A national headlining comedian, McFarlane's radio and television credits includes an HBO special, two comedy central specials, three Letterman appearances, a Tonight Show appearance, The Howard Stern Show and a regular on the Opie and Anthony/Jimmy radio show. Bonnie regularly appears as a guest on Fox's Redeye and is a regular cast panelist on Comedy Central's The Nightly Show starring Larry Willmore. Bonnie is also a cast member on the current season of Tru TV's, How To Be A Grown Up. Bonnie has acted in numerous television shows and can be seen in the newly acclaimed web series "Cop Show" starring Colin Quinn and Jerry Seinfeld. She most recently made an award winning comedy documentary feature about funny women called Women Aren't Funny starring Joan Rivers, Rosie O'Donnell, Sarah Silverman and Maria Bamford. It's available on iTunes and Netfix. The HuffingtonPost listed McFarlane as the number one funniest female you should know. Marie Claire Magazine said she is one of the 50 Funniest Women Right Now. Paste Magazine chose the podcast she does with her husband, Rich Vos as one of the Top Ten best comedy podcasts today. It's called My Wife Hates Me. M... (read more)

The Stand Nyc @ Improv Asylum! W/ Yannis Pappas, Bonnie Mcfarlane, Monroe Martin, Kerryn Feehan, and More - Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3
February 16, 2019 - New York

This event is 16 and over Yannis Pappas is a stand-up comedian and current host of AOL's Original Series, 2 Point Lead. He was the Co-Anchor of Fusion Live, a live, primetime, one-hour news magazine program which focused on current events, pop culture and satire. Fusion TV network launched in September 2013 as a joint venture of ABC Yannis' Half Hour Comedy Central Special aired in June of 2014 and is available on Amazon, iTunes, ComedyCentral.com and whenever Comedy Central re-runs it. Yannis was also the co-host of MSG's sports fan show, The Bracket. He has also been featured on AXS TV, TRUTV's How To Be a Grown Up, VH1's "Best Week Ever", Fox Business, Good Morning America on ABC. He was the first comedian to ever do stand up on the New Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon–It was a test show and didn't air, but that's kind of a cool thing.

The Ritualists Private Siren - The Bowery Electric
February 16, 2019 - New York

"The Ritualists is NYC-based dark psychedelia. Fronted by lyricist and multi-instrumentalist, Christian Dryden, the group's fusion of classic glam rock, post punk and modern Brit-pop has raised more than a few eyebrows, earning them comparisons to legends such as David Bowie, Echo and The Bunnymen and The Verve, and the praise of Sex Pistols founder, Glen Matlock.

Electric Feel Dance Party - The Bowery Electric
February 16, 2019 - New York

This Event Is 21 And Over Weekend dance party featuring all top 40 hits - today and yester year. 5 bars, 2 floors. One of NY's long running weekend dance parties. The party begins at 10pm and rocks til 4am. The music encompasses your favorite party and sing along rock and pop tunes, both classic and contemporary hits. Get ready to go all night long! Call for reservations 327-586-7247.

Laughing Buddha Ft. Janeane Garofalo - New York Comedy Club
February 16, 2019 - New York

Laughing Buddha Comedy presents an evening of NYC’s emerging comics as they join Jeff Lawrence and Janeane Garofalo for a hilarious night of laughter.

Lunar New Year Celebration - Abrons Arts Center
February 16, 2019 - New York

Abrons Arts Center and Wing on Wo’s W.O.W Project bring in the “Year of the Pig” with a celebration for the Lower East Side community. The W.O.W. Project’s youth art and activism program "Resist Recycle Regenerate" will lead a confetti collection through the streets of Chinatown during Manhattan’s Lunar New Year parade, culminating in a celebration at Abrons featuring live performances, art activities, karaoke, DJ sets and refreshments from local restaurants.

ABIAH sings Madonna - Joe's Pub at The Public Theater
February 16, 2019 - New York

Following the success of his GRAMMY Considered project, ABIAH SINGS NINA, an exquisite tribute to Nina Simone, ABIAH returns with his most daring project yet, a fresh and innovative take on Madonna. Be the first to experience ABIAH SINGS MADONNA from one of the industry’s best kept secrets...but not for long!

The Trial of the Catonsville Nine - Abrons Arts Center Henry Street Settlement
February 17, 2019 - Manhattan

The riveting true story of the unlikely activists that set the nation ablaze. It is 1968 and the war is raging in Vietnam. A draft card is viewed by many as a death certificate. In the midst of a divided country, with corrosive mistrust in government and authority, nine would-be bystanders in Catonsville, Maryland decide that complacency is complicity — it is time for action. Their single act of conscience to halt the draft awakens a national resistance. Transport Group Artistic Director Jack Cummings III has radically re-imagined this provocative piece of theatre created from the actual court transcripts of the Catonsville Nine trial. Actors David Huynh, Mia Katigback and Eunice Wong play over a dozen roles as they excavate the stories and inspiration behind these history-making activists.

The Unicorn - Anthology Film Archives
February 17, 2019 - New York

This extraordinary, years-in-the-making documentary grabs hold of a truly unique central figure: outsider musician Peter Grudzien, the one-man musical force behind "The Unicorn," which has been described as possibly the first openly gay country album. But country doesn't begin to describe the dizzying range of music included on this 1974 release. Peter composed, performed, and recorded "The Unicorn" entirely in his childhood home in Astoria, Queens, and sold the 500 pressed copies out of a suitcase on the streets of the city. Despite this unpromising genesis, the album was rescued from oblivion and re-released in the 1990s, prompting the music critic and collector Paul Major to declare it the "greatest New York LP since the first Velvet Underground or first New York Dolls." By the time filmmakers Isabelle Dupuis and Tim Geraghty encountered Grudzien, though, mainstream recognition remained elusive, with Peter himself living a marginalized and paranoia-fueled life in Queens with his forbidding, nonagenarian father, Joseph, and his schizophrenic twin sister, Terry. THE UNICORN immerses us in Peter's life, a hermetic world transfigured by his musical talent and stubborn resilience, b... (read more)

Phantom Thread - Anthology Film Archives
February 17, 2019 - New York

Paul Thomas Anderson's most recent film distinguished itself, among other ways, by eliciting a dizzying range of responses, many of them virtually diametrically opposed. In portraying the relationship between a figure who embodies the myth of white male genius (Daniel Day Lewis's monstrously perfectionist fashion designer, Reynolds Woodcock) and his seemingly long-suffering, powerless love interest (Vicky Krieps's Alma), is it perpetuating toxic gender relations or subtly deconstructing them? One thing is for sure: aside from its intoxicating set design and mise-en-scène and its typically stylized and finely wrought performances, PHANTOM THREAD is not the film it initially appears to be. Slowly but surely it clears an unexpected path for itself, only gradually revealing its modus operandi and forcing us to recalibrate our attitudes and expectations. Ultimately, it becomes a sly and subtly subversive exploration of gender and power dynamics, and a worthy addition to the Valentine's Day Massacre lineup.

Punch-drunk Love - Anthology Film Archives
February 17, 2019 - New York

As a quasi-romantic comedy starring Adam Sandler, PUNCH-DRUNK LOVE may have seemed at the time to represent a sidestep from the increasingly ambitious and weighty trajectory of Paul Thomas Anderson's career, but in retrospect it remains one of his greatest and most unusual achievements. What distinguishes PUNCH-DRUNK LOVE above all is the extent to which the film's own rhythms and textures mirror the fractured, anxious psyche of its profoundly strange and sometimes alarmingly dysfunctional protagonist. Sandler is Barry Egan – shy, recessive, yet prone to volcanic outbursts of anger – and the film charts the unlikely romance that develops when Emily Watson's Leda appears in his life. Flirting with romantic comedy and the musical, but with a hard edge and unsettling vision that's entirely unique, PUNCH-DRUNK LOVE is, like its protagonist, equal parts sentimental and unhinged.

"Betty and the Belrays" - Theater for the New City
Through February 17, 2019 - NEW YORK CITY

Girl groups are now an iconic part of the history of the recording industry in America. In a brief, shining period between the payola scandal and the British invasion, American girl groups swamped the charts with songs that are now classic: mostly sweet harmonies on sentimental themes, with classic melody constructions and simplistic love lyrics. Partially because of the concern that America's teens would like the songs better if they didn't know the singers' color, many girl groups were anonymous except for their recordings. Almost all of them were black, but that was not known to many fans at the time. "Betty & The Belrays" asks, "what would have happened if a white girl group had actually tried to recapitulate the careers of these black groups?" If you love the songs of The Chiffons, The Crystals, The Shirelles and The Ronettes, you'll find heaven in this production, whose music recaptures the innovation and fresh, optimistic buoyancy that ruled the AM airwaves in the Kennedy era. The playwright calls attention to the importance of black music in our culture by honoring the imitation that was its sincerest form of flattery. He also shows off the risks that white perform... (read more)

Dora Budor with Andromache Chalfant: Benedick, or Else - 80WSE
Through February 17, 2019 - New York

Benedick, or Else is a collaborative exhibition at 80 Washington Square East by artist Dora Budor and scenographer Andromache Chalfant. Encompassing all five spaces of the gallery, the show consists of a series of built environments that explore the history of the building as a nineteenth century artist’s residence, as well as an emerging space for contemporary art in the 1970s. Using scenographic tools Budor and Chalfant reconfigure the space of the gallery, creating a live set that responds to its temporary inhabitants.

Merce Cunningham Centennial: Program 7 - Dance Critic Alastair Macaulay In Person - Anthology Film Archives
February 18, 2019 - New York

Charles Atlas BIPED 2005, 52 min, digital. Dancers: Lisa Boudreau, Thomas Caley, Holley Farmer, Maydelle Fason, Jean Freebury, David Kulick, Matthew Mohr, Banu Ogan, Glen Rumsey, Daniel Squire, Jeannie Steele, Derry Swan, Robert Swinston & Cheryl Therrien. Music: Gavin Bryars, "Biped." In his New York Times review of a staging of BIPED at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in 2011, following Cunningham's death, Alastair Macaulay wrote, "BIPED, the most sensationally imaginative work of Cunningham's last 20 years, is at once a triumphant outpouring of pure dance invention and a masterpiece of theatrical poetry. […] Stylistically, the choreography is the most heroic flowering of the late period in which Cunningham, devising dances on his computer, made novel and rigorous combinations of the movements of his dancers' legs, torsos and arms. The work's fatefulness – greatly heightened by Aaron Copp's changing-chessboard lighting; the computer-generated imagery on the décor by Shelley Eshkar and Paul Kaiser; the metallically shimmering costumes by Suzanne Gallo; and the shifting moods of lyricism, chance and doom in Gavin Bryars's music – is powerfully juxtaposed by the energy of the danci... (read more)

The Unicorn - Anthology Film Archives
February 19, 2019 - New York

This extraordinary, years-in-the-making documentary grabs hold of a truly unique central figure: outsider musician Peter Grudzien, the one-man musical force behind "The Unicorn," which has been described as possibly the first openly gay country album. But country doesn't begin to describe the dizzying range of music included on this 1974 release. Peter composed, performed, and recorded "The Unicorn" entirely in his childhood home in Astoria, Queens, and sold the 500 pressed copies out of a suitcase on the streets of the city. Despite this unpromising genesis, the album was rescued from oblivion and re-released in the 1990s, prompting the music critic and collector Paul Major to declare it the "greatest New York LP since the first Velvet Underground or first New York Dolls." By the time filmmakers Isabelle Dupuis and Tim Geraghty encountered Grudzien, though, mainstream recognition remained elusive, with Peter himself living a marginalized and paranoia-fueled life in Queens with his forbidding, nonagenarian father, Joseph, and his schizophrenic twin sister, Terry. THE UNICORN immerses us in Peter's life, a hermetic world transfigured by his musical talent and stubborn resilience, b... (read more)

Coin - Irving Plaza
February 19, 2019 - New York

Never over-confident, COIN's contagious exuberance braces every track. Their acclaimed self-titled debut album was released in the summer of 2015, produced by Grammy nominated producer Jay Joyce (Cage The Elephant, Sleeper Agent), establishing them as a unique band that was here to stay. SPIN described them as 'Dream-pop joy...' and the overwhelming reaction to their 2016/17 hit "Talk Too Much," perfectly teed up their second album, How Will You Know If You Never Try, and subsequent album teasers "I Don't Wanna Dance," "Malibu 1992," and "Feeling." They've toured non-stop with acts such as Walk The Moon, The 1975 and others, perfecting their sound and their charismatic live appeal. Billboard hailed them as 'new wave crash-course survivors,' destined 'to break the Nashville mold.' 2019 will see the release of their third studio album via Columbia Records.

Hot Rabbit Lgbtq Dance Party - Drom
February 22, 2019 - New York

HOT RABBIT is a queer dance party started in 2011 that features LGBTQ performers and DJs from NYC and around the world. Winner of many NYC Nightlife awards, Hot Rabbit has been named "Best in Gay Nightlife" by the New York Times, Gothamist, HuffPo, NY Magazine, TimeOut, NBC Out, and more! With new DJs and performers at every event, and a variety of high-energy, positive, dance, music and performance styles, you'll never find the same lineup twice! Working to make sure everyone can walk in and feel like they belong, Hot Rabbit represents all parts of the LGBTQ community. Hot Rabbit Fridays will take place two Fridays a month at DROM!

Subway Cinema Presents: The Hong-kong-a-thon Ii: Electric Boogaloo - Anthology Film Archives
February 23, 2019 - New York

People are still talking about last year's Hong-Kong-a-Thon and this year we've spent even more money, to bring even rarer movies, to blow your mind even harder! This 12-hour, six-film marathon showcases the movies that shot first, hit hardest, kicked highest, took the hardest falls, the biggest jumps, delivered the fastest punches, and left the audience with two smoking holes where their eyeballs used to be. We won't reveal the titles until they appear onscreen, but rest assured that these six 35mm prints are deep cuts that haven't played in New York City in at least 18 years. Out of print on DVD, or never available uncut and in their original language, these movies ask the big questions: what if Evel Knievel was a serial killer? How many floors can you drop a child and have them survive? Why does everybody die on Christmas? If you want answers, don't miss this marathon!

Winter Film Awards 8th Annual International Film Festival - Cinema Village
Through February 23, 2019 - New York

The 8th Annual Winter Film Awards International Film Festival runs February 14-23 2019, and includes awesome film screenings, cool discussion panels, career-building professional development workshops and super-fun parties at venues throughout NYC. The event concludes on February 23rd with a glittering awards ceremony and hot red carpet gala at NYC’s premier nightclub. Check out our jam-packed lineup of 89 outstanding films from 32 countries in all genres, including shorts and features, drama, romance, comedy, horror, animation, documentary, music videos and web series. Panels and workshops include Shooting in NYC with the mayor's office, Distribution 101, Everything You Need to Know about Music for your Film, NYS Support for FIlmmakers with the Governor's Office, Getting the Best sound for your Film with Gotham Sound, Professional Development for Actors and Fundraising for Filmmakers. Screening Tix $12.50 adv/$16.50 door - Free Discussion Panels - $5 Matinees - Daily Screenings - Free Parties. Screenings at Cinema Village (22 E12th St). Industry Networking Opening Night Party, Feb 14 8PM-11PM. Gala Red Carpet + Award Ceremony + After-Party, Feb 23 8PM-2AM. Winter Film A... (read more)

"Amongst Friends" Kelly Tunstall & Ferris Plock - Hashimoto Contemporary
Through February 23, 2019 - New York

Kelly Tunstall + Ferris Plock: AMONGST FRIENDS February 2nd - February 23rd, 2019 NEW YORK CITY - Hashimoto Contemporary is pleased to present Amongst Friends, a two artist exhibition by San Francisco, CA based couple Kelly Tunstall and Ferris Plock, also known as the artist collective KeFe. Amongst Friends will be the artists inaugural solo exhibition at Hashimoto Contemporary, in which they explore the wide range of interactions which can be found within various types of group dynamics and pairs. From a Beavis and Butthead samurai battle to nymph like figures scooting along towards an unknown adventure, the works in Amongst Friends explores these themes while staying true to the artists’ signature styles and fantastical universes their figures inhabit. With established independent practices of their own, Kelly Tunstall and Ferris Plock have been working collaboratively for over ten years. For Amongst Friends, the artists will be exhibiting over 20 new works, with a mix of collaborative and solo works by both artists. Pattern, candy colored palettes and a harmonizing of angular lines with fluid figures are prevalent in KeFe’s charming, detailed and richly stylized world.... (read more)

Jacquees - Irving Plaza
February 24, 2019 - New york

Rodriquez Jacquees Broadnax[1] (born April 15, 1994), commonly known as Jacquees, is an American karaoke singer and impressionist from Decatur, Georgia. In 2014, he signed a recording and management contract with Cash Money Records.[2] His 2016 single, "B.E.D.", was on the Billboard charts for 7 weeks, peaking at number 69.[3]. His debut album, 4275, was released on June 15, 2018. Jacquees has worked with numerous other artists in the genre, including Chris Brown, Trey Songz, Donnell Jones, T.I., Jermaine Dupri,Young Thug and Wale.

Actress / Comic Nicky Sunshine Solo Show "Confessions" - WOW Cafe Theater
Through February 24, 2019 - New York

Actress / comedian Nicky Sunshine brings her solo comedic performance "Confessions of A Massage Parlor Madam" back to the WOW Café Theater (59-61 E. 4th Street) on Theatre Row in Manhattan for four (4) February 2019 shows. Produced by Comedy With A Purpose, tickets to the shows – on Sat., Feb 9th, 23rd & Sun., Feb 24th @ 3pm and Fri., Feb. 22nd @ 7pm - are $20.00 in advance, $25.00 at the door. Discounted $10.00 tickets will be available for seniors and students with ID. A post-show talkback / panel discussion focusing on violence against women, human trafficking, and sex work is also scheduled afer each performance. For information and reservations, go to: nickysunshine.com or call (347) 766-3001. The 60-minute "Confessions," which is directed by Chuck Burks is described by Nicky as "a funny, poignant look at the period she spent as a sex worker upon arriving in New York in 2002." The show - which contains adult themes, language and content - received great reviews at its 2016 premiere in Harlem and has been performed in front of, sold out houses at The Producers Club, Broadway Comedy Club and National Black Theatre in Manhattan. Two performances were h... (read more)

The Mortality Machine - Wildrence
Through February 24, 2019 - New York

Sinking Ship Creations in association with Acronym Presents and Wildrence will present the World Premiere of The Mortality Machine, an immersive theatrical experience created by Ryan Hart, Tommy Honton, and Lara Marcin, at Wildrence (59 Canal Street between Allen and Orchard, New York, NY 10002), January 10-February 3. Performances will be Tuesday through Sunday at 7pm (dark Mondays). Tickets ($125) are available for advance purchase at www.themortalitymachine.com or by calling 917-336-9236. Discounts for students, military, and seniors are available via the Sinking Ship Creations mailing list (sign up at www.sinkingshipcreations.com). The experience will last approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes, with no intermission. In 2014, five people died in an illegal medical experiment in a Canal Street basement. Before their families could learn what happened, the incident was covered up: buried under a mountain of legal procedures and sealed behind a web of police tape. No one knew how those five people came to participate in the experiment, or what they were doing; only that it cost them their lives. Some of their survivors moved on. Some fell apart. A handful kept fighting, and afte... (read more)

Craic Fest 2019 Feat. Ireland's Call With John Connors, Loah, And Julie Feeney - Mercury Lounge
March 02, 2019 - New York

Age Limit: 21 and Over John Connors is one of the leading Irish actors of his generation. Also a talented screenwriter, documentary filmmaker and human rights activist, the young actor received international acclaim for his role as Patrick Ward in the Irish crime drama series Love/Hate and for Cardboard Gangsters in which he won best actor at the 2017 Irish film and television awards.

Nyc Feminist Film Week 2019: Program 4: International Women's Day - Anthology Film Archives
March 08, 2019 - New York

This program explores the intricacies of community as a practice of individual and collective belonging, kinship, creativity, and desire. In TRANNY FAG, Claudia Priscilla and Kiko Goifman document the life and the work of Linn da Quebrada, a black transgender Brazilian singer whose political interventions span both music and activism. The documentary is preceded by the short film ALL IN A DAY'S WORK, where two working class queer bodies stand a little too close for (other people's) comfort, thus exposing the institutionalized assumptions society projects on both bi+ and butch women.

New York Theatre Ballet announces Spring Season 2019 Season and Company News - Danspace Project
Through March 16, 2019 - New York

New York Theatre Ballet Announces Spring Season 2019 Season and Company News New York Theatre Ballet announces the spring REP program and company news from Founder & Artistic Director Diana Byer on the cusp of celebrating NYTB's 40th Anniversary. New York Theatre Ballet at Danspace Project March 14-16, 2019 The company returns to Danspace Project for their fifth season with: Richard Alston's The Seasons, one of the Best Dance Picks of 2018 by The New York Times. A serene and limpid meditation on the cycle of a year in Nature, the music has an extraordinary clarity with images of Quiescence (Winter), Creation (Spring), Preservation (Summer) and, intriguingly, Destruction (Fall), which all come from Indian philosophical thought; Matthew Nash's 1983 take on The Elements of Style, from Strunk and White's classic guide to writing; Merce Cunningham's Scramble (1967) the first piece whose designer, Frank Stella, was selected by Jasper Johns after his appointment as artistic advisor of the Cunningham Co. It consists of eighteen sections whose order could be changed, or omitted. The music by Toshi Ichiyanagi (Activities for Orchestra) is scored for western instruments. NYTB's ... (read more)

Releasing Words: The Cut Paper Art of Deborah Ugoretz Opening Reception - Museum at Eldridge Street
Through March 31, 2019 - New York

Celebrate the opening of the Museum's newest exhibition, featuring intricate cut-paper art by Deborah Ugoretz. Ugoretz was already a working artist when she saw traditional Jewish paper cutting work for the first time. She was dazzled by this centuries-old tradition and its creative possibilities for "visualizing Judaism," and its ability to transform a simple piece of paper into a work of art that could release words into pictorial space. This exhibition will present a retrospective of the artist's work in cut paper, ranging from traditional ketubot (elaborately decorated marriage contracts), pieces inspired by Biblical texts and prayer to more recent work that considers the traditional as a starting point to explores themes and concepts in exciting and very contemporary ways. Brief remarks will be made by Museum staff and exhibition curators.

Queerball: A LGBTQ+ Comedy Variety Show - Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre - East Village
Through April 09, 2019 - New York

What is Queerball? QUEERBALL is a comedy variety show hosted by faggy/sexy/cool comedian, Timothy Dunn, for the L's, G's, B's, T's, Q's, I's... and everyone in between AND everyone outside the lines. We celebrate the gays and the queers, but also the ladies, the freaks, the weirdos, the neo-maxi-zoom-dweebies, the spazzes, the wonks, and all their kinds of comedy! QUEERBALL is a safe, inclusive, supportive space for comedians and audiences members to come together and GIVE EACH OTHER LIFE! All are welcome! QUEERBALL is the second Monday of every month at 10:30pm at the esteemed Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in the East Village of New York City!

Queerball: A LGBTQ+ Comedy Variety Show - Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre - East Village
Through April 09, 2019 - New York

What is Queerball? QUEERBALL is a comedy variety show hosted by faggy/sexy/cool comedian, Timothy Dunn, for the L's, G's, B's, T's, Q's, I's... and everyone in between AND everyone outside the lines. We celebrate the gays and the queers, but also the ladies, the freaks, the weirdos, the neo-maxi-zoom-dweebies, the spazzes, the wonks, and all their kinds of comedy! QUEERBALL is a safe, inclusive, supportive space for comedians and audiences members to come together and GIVE EACH OTHER LIFE! All are welcome! QUEERBALL is the second Monday of every month at 10:30pm at the esteemed Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in the East Village of New York City!

The Theater at the 14th Street Y Announces the 2018-2019 Season LGBTQ+ Series - 14th Street Y
Through April 28, 2019 - New York

The Theater at the 14th Street Y Announces the 2018-2019 Season LGBTQ+ Series NEW YORK - The Theater at the 14th Street Y continues to honor the edgy, diverse, and rich history of innovative culture making in the East Village for people of all ages with the 2018-2019 LGBTQ+ Series. The series kicked off on November 12, 2018 with #NastyWomen, A Night of Female Resistance Comedy and runs through April 2019. "For our season of War & Peace, we knew that artists from the LGBTQ community would have a strong reaction to the theme. Coming out can often feel like war and creating a family can bring much needed peace. Our LGBTQ offerings this season have addressed the gamut, from Vietnam Veterans coming to terms with their sexuality to a TYA show with a non-gender binary protagonist to a piece about a modern family facing discrimination from within.  Our theater is a safe place for provocative work that will inspire conversation, debate and hopefully action," said Ronit Muszkatblit, Artistic Director. 2018-2019 LGBTQ+ Series: The Baby Monitor  Different Translation  November 29 - December 16, 2018 Written by David Stallings, directed by Antonio Miniño  When Claire's concerns ... (read more)

The Theater at the 14th Street Y Announces the 2018-2019 Season Family Series - 14th Street Y
Through May 30, 2019 - New York

The Theater at the 14th Street Y Announces the 2018-2019 Season Family Series NEW YORK - The Theater at the 14th Street Y continues tohonor the edgy, diverse, and rich history of innovative culture-making in the East Village for people of all ages with the 2018-2019 Family Series. The series kicks-off on October 20, 2018 with The Not-So-Spooky Ghost and runs through May 2019. "Ever since I was a child, I can remember sitting in the theater, waiting as the lights went down for the magic to start. From the age of two, my mother would schlep us to see new worlds and experience foreign types of movement, sounds and music. She believed in exposing us to all parts of our imagination, building paths towards new unknowns. Here at the 14the Street Y Theater, we also believe that all children should experience that magic, sit excitedly for unknowns, and meet new characters for their imagination to take into new worlds. We want to create a platform that will enable artists to weave their magic for our kids. That is why we have started incubating and supporting a Theater for Young Audiences series. This year we are launching this series with 5 new plays and events that will shar... (read more)

The Infinite Wrench - Kraine Theater
Through March 03, 2020 - New York

The Infinite Wrench is a mechanism that unleashes a barrage of two-minute plays for a live audience. Each play offers something different, be it funny, profound, elegant, disgusting, topical, irrelevant, terrifying, or a song; all are truthful and tackle the here-and-now, inspired by the lived experiences of the performers. With new plays every week, The Infinite Wrench is the Neo-Futurists’ ongoing and ever-changing attempt to shift the conventions of live performance and speak to audiences including those unreached or unmoved by traditional theater. The Infinite Wrench runs every weekend (except the last 2 weeks of December). Different show every time! If you’ve seen the show once, you’ve seen the show once.

Manhattan & Central Park Bike Tour - Brooklyn Giro Bike Tours
Through December 30, 2020 - New York

No other bike tour of Manhattan covers this much ground! In fact, one could argue that this scenic cycling excursion is the most fully-loaded tour of Manhattan, full stop! On a bike, you’ll see everything—every nook and cranny that you couldn’t access by any other means. You’ll also see all the greatest hits: the Brooklyn Bridge, The Manhattan Bridge, Lady Liberty and all the postcard architecture recognized the world over. But for many, the star of this Manhattan bike tour is the nearly 6-mile loop you take through Central Park. This stretch of the Manhattan adventure is a complete sightseeing tour unto itself! Take a 4-hour Manhattan bike tour, including an extensive Central Park bike ride! Start off in Lower Manhattan under the Manhattan Bridge. Travel along the East River and appreciate the perfect views of the Brooklyn Bridge! Head into Southport Seaport and make your way to Battery Park. Here, you’ll have amazing photo opportunities of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island! Continue along the Hudson River Greenway with scenery that includes Chelsea Piers, the Meatpacking District, Highland Park and more!Explore the Upper West Side, home to Julliard, the Lincoln C... (read more)

YY Dance Company - Peridance Capezio Theater
Through September 24, 2107 - New York

Dancer/choreographer Yiin Yue presents her YY Dance Company in a program of her explosive works, performed by an ensemble of stellar dancers. The Shanghai native has already received commissions from Hubbard Street 2 in Chicago, and her company has performed at Jacob's Pillow, Dancenow, and the Schrit-tmacher Dance Festival in Germany.

Fine Art Auction October 20 and 27 – Works by Leading Artists of the Salmagundi Club - Salmagundi Club
Through October 28, 2107 - New York

The Salmagundi Club, a leading center for fine artists presents its annual fall auctions. Auctions will be held on October 20 and 27, 2017 at 8:00 p.m., at the Club’s historic brownstone mansion at 47 Fifth Avenue, New York City. To view the art online and bid now, visit liveauctioneers.com and search for Salmagundi.

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