Main Street Cinemas, your community movie theatre, is excited to be featuring the release of PETER RABBIT (PG) this Friday.

This animated comedy stars James Corden, Rose Byrne, Daisy Ridley, Elizabeth Debicki Peter Rabbit, the mischievous and adventurous hero who has captivated generations of readers, now takes on the starring role of his own irreverent, contemporary comedy with attitude. In the film, Peter's feud with Mr. McGregor (Domhnall Gleeson) escalates to greater heights than ever before as they rival for the affections of the warm-hearted animal lover who lives next door (Rose Byrne). James Corden voices the character of Peter with playful spirit and wild charm, with Margot Robbie, Elizabeth Debicki, and Daisy Ridley performing the voice roles of the triplets, Flopsy, Mopsy, and Cottontail.



Santiago Cruz 'Tour Interplanetario' - Kupferberg Center Performances Through January 17, 2018 - Flushing

Due to matters of visa control Santiago Cruz, the main artist, is unable to travel to the US, therefore incapable of performing tonight. To everyone who purchased a ticket for "Santiago Cruz – Tour Interplanetario" concert, scheduled for December 2nd, 2017; we encourage you to save it and present it on the new concert date scheduled on Saturday, February 17th, 2018 at 8:00pm. In exchange for the inconvenience for the postponement you will have access to autographed CDs on…

Miro Magloire presents his New Chamber Ballet in two premieres: one set to music by J.S. Bach, and the second a collaboration with the Ekmeles vocal ensemble, and set to music by Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho and Swedish composer Karin Rehnqvist. All music performed live by pianist Melody Fader and violinist Doori Na.

Over the past decade, cocktails have enjoyed a renaissance, with a focus on pre-Prohibition and spirit-forward recipes. This hands-on class will teach you how to craft three cocktails in an intimate and interactive setting. Light Bites included. Analogue is a cocktail and whiskey bar located in the heart of Greenwich Village. Its name references both the records played over a vintage Hi-Fi setup and the idea that it offers an escape from the digital world in which we live. It is a place where people can enjoy and hear a conversation while having a great drink in a relaxed and friendly environment. Analogue features a cocktail-driven menu along with an extensive lineup of scotches and bourbons, craft beers, and a concise list of great wines. Analogue features live music on a weekly basis, offering an alternative approach to traditional jazz clubs, with no cover charge or assigned seating.

With a style The Sunday Times calls "catchy but complicated; a surprisingly rare combination," Julian Velard is piano-pop tunesmith recalling Stephen Sondheim or Randy Newman at the peak of their talents. With 4 albums of original material under his belt, he's toured internationally alongside the likes of Jamie Cullum, Paul Carrack, and Amy Macdonald. His quirky, native new york, piano-man sound has found its largest audience in Holland, where he headlined Amsterdam's legendary venue, Paradiso. His comedic timing and musical stylings have made him a regular on The Howard Stern Show and NPR's Ask Me Another.

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 Exotic World Museum in preserving the history and legacy of burlesque. She is also ranked in the top 50 burlesque performers of 2011 THROUGH 2014 as polled by the online magazine- 21st Century Burlesque. Having performed and taught internationally and nationally in multiple festivals and shows from her hometown all the way to places such as Finland, Amsterdam and Switzerland- her talents are featured in acclaimed shows that showcase the brightest and most recognized talents in the world.

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

From sensuous invitations to amorous nights (Handel's Cleopatra) to raucous countrified peasant love songs with tender chamber works to frame each aria, baritone Tyler Duncan and soprano Pascale Beaudin lead the ensemble down beautiful yet slightly dangerous garden paths for Valentine's Day. ARTISTS Pascale Beaudin, soprano Tyler Duncan, baritone Tatiana Chulochnikova and Emily Hale, violin Paul Miller, viola Loretta O'Sullivan, cello Scott Pauley, lute Andrew Appel, harpsichord and director Four Nations appearances at Merkin Concert Hall are made possible through a generous donation from Mr. Christian Draz.

Harry Potter: A History of Magic MEMBER TICKETS GO ON SALE - New-York Historical Society February 14, 2018 - New York

Journey to where magic and myth began! Join us in October 2018 for Harry Potter: A History of Magic, a British Library exhibition. New-York Historical Members can reserve tickets starting February 14 at 12 pm. Tickets go on sale to the general public in April. Capturing the traditions of folklore and magic at the heart of the Harry Potter stories, Harry Potter: A History of Magic unveils rare books, manuscripts, and magical objects from the collections of the British Library, New-York Historical Society, U.S. Harry Potter-publisher Scholastic, and other special collections. Visitors can explore the subjects studied at Hogwarts and see original drafts and drawings by J.K. Rowling and Harry Potter illustrators Mary GrandPré and Jim Kay. Harry Potter: A History of Magic is currently on view at the British Library in London through February 28, 2018. September 2018 marks the 20th anniversary of the U.S. publication of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, following the 20th anniversary celebrations of the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone in the U.K. in 2017. In 2017, Scholastic published one of two accompanying titles, Harry Potter: A Journey Through a History of Magic. Designed for a family audience, this book showcases a selection of the amazing artifacts, manuscripts, original artwork, and magical objects included in the exhibition. In fall 2018, to accompany the exhibition in New York, Scholastic will also publish the official comprehensive companion book, Harry Potter: A History of Magic. A collaboration between the publishers and British Library curators, this lavishly produced, full-color coffee-table book will make the exhibition experience available to everyone.

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

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Craft - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Main Library February 14, 2018 - Garnerville

Half Step is a group of dedicated fans & students of the Grateful Dead, capturing the spirit, improvisation, sound & complexity of Grateful Dead music. Established in 2004 on Long Island, Half Step has been mastering their craft while winning over crowds of veteran Deadheads, newcomers and non-Dead fans alike. Just like the Grateful Dead themselves, the band is constantly pushing the envelope, growing together as musicians and performers. Only true fans that have experienced and studied the music with an extreme level of dedication and passion can accurately represent the superb body of work that the Grateful Dead have to offer. When seeing Half Step live, one can clearly see the attention to detail that the band has in putting on a viable Grateful Dead experience. They stay true to the traditional show format and play sets of tunes in a sequence that could likely have been performed by the Dead themselves years ago. The members of Half Step also use similar instruments, amplifiers and effects to further authenticate the Grateful Dead sound. In the band's long history, they have undergone and overcome numerous incarnations. With each new member they come closer to refining their approach while consistently raising their standards. Half Step's current line up is by far the most seasoned and prepared to bring their show to the next level. As musicians, Half Step has what it takes to present the Dead's music to even the most critical of fans. Anyone who has experienced the Grateful Dead in one way or another have formed a unique impression of their music. Half Step has the rare privilege to be in the position to share their collective impression with you

Dine Under the Stars While Indoors this Valentine’s Day at Michael Jordan’s The Steak House N.Y.C. - Michael Jordan’s The Steak House N.Y.C. February 14, 2018 - New York

If you’re looking for an iconic place to take a date on Valentine’s Day, and one that offers fabulous views, look no further than Michael Jordan’s The Steak House N.Y.C. Located on the balcony of one of NYC’s most beautiful architectural landmarks, Grand Central Terminal, the restaurant overlooks the stunning Beaux-Arts main concourse with views of the famous clock and stories-high windows. You can even dine under the stars of Grand Central’s spectacular constellation-embellished cerulean blue ceiling.Freezing temperatures? Being located within a major transportation hub, you and your date won’t even have to endure the cold. Grand Central Terminal’s culinary gem, designed by David Rockwell in 1998, pays homage to glamorous train travel, notably the 20th Century Limited, and has a design and layout reminiscent of a dining car. In addition to MJ’s regular menu that features perfectly charred steaks, fresh seafood and other classic dishes, for Valentine’s Day this year, Executive Chef Cenobio Canalizo will be offering specials included below. APPETIZERS · Oysters On the Half Shell $19 Jalapeño Sorbet · Wagyu Carpaccio $21 Black Olives, Capers, Shaved Parmesan ENTRÉES · Chateaubriand For Two $98 · Surf & Turf $65 Strip Steak, Lobster Tail DESSERT · 23 Layer Chocolate Cake Ala Mode $12

Cup is the duo of two distinct artists brought together by both music and marriage: multi-instrumentalist Yuka C Honda and Nels Cline. A group that rarely performs in New York, Cup surfaces for a special Valentine's Day performance that blends their voices, instruments, and electronic mastery. Honda brings her personal approach to electronic sound accrued from many years of work in Downtown New York and beyond, while Cline brings his singular effects-laden, looped electric guitar stylings to the sonic banquet that is Cup. While in some ways experimental and genre-bending, Cup's music balances the exploratory with the accessible. Never compromised is their signature purity of sound, an unmistakable experience only associated with artists of this caliber. Cup's first recording, "Every Moment", will emerge later this year.

Francisco Cantu: the Line Becomes a River & Tom Sleigh: the Land Between Two Rivers W/ Phil Klay - Books are Magic February 14, 2018 - Cobble Hill

This Valenties Day we're talking about a broader kind of love, a sense of global compassion and empathy. Books Are Magic is thrilled to host three fantastic writers for a discussion about borders, migration, and the global refugee crisis. Fransisco Cantu launches his memoir The Line Becomes a River, about his time as a border patrol agent along the U.S./ Mexico border, and Tom Sleigh launches his essay collection The Land Between Two Rivers, about his time in war zones and refugee camps in Africa and the Middle East. Phil Klay, author of Redeployment, will moderate the conversation.

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.

By now, it's pretty clear that Bunna Cafe is one of the most romantic restaurants in New York. Combine healthy delicious food, eating with your hands, sharing a platter, being soaked in friendly/genuine vibes, and you are sure to create a night where you might have to think seriously about your future plans and readiness to commit to something a degree more permanent in your spastic NYC life. Kid you not, we have had more than a few first dates here that culminated in us catering their wedding reception 1-2 years later. We are as baffled as you are, but will definitely not question it at this point.

Wednesday Night Poetry Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic - Nuyorican Poets Café February 14, 2018 - New York

A Nuyorican Poets Cafe Production Wednesday Night Slam Every Wednesday except the first Wednesday of the Month. Hosted by Jive Poetic! Line forms outside a half hour before doors open. Doors open at 9:00pm and admission is $10.

Come over to the only Mardi Gras celebration in town that actually involves a parade. The best New Orleans Style brass band will be rocking the dance floor promptly at 10 pm. Brace yourself for the usual death defying sexy circus performances, good drinks and cheap friends.Costumes strongly encouraged, see you on the dance floor!

A very special Valentine's Night Dirty Circus, just for you. Hotter, Messier and more in Love than ever before! Aerial. Circus. Absurdity.Skill. Hilarity. Brilliance.The finest, fittest and most ferocious performers, jam packed into 3 acts, curated to perfection and presented on our stage for your enjoyment.Shows like Circus Revue are our Heart and Soul. They allow us to showcase the best talent in the entire city, and bring it to you at a fraction of the cost. Because we love you.

Whether your sweetheart is your best friend or significant other, your combined swim distance and donations can earn you prizes including a dinner for two for you and your sweetheart The YMCA Sweetheart Swim a thon is annual fundraising event to raise money for continued aquatic instruction and drowning prevention programming for the 1,300 + youth in the “School-to-Swim” and “Summer Camp” programs. It’s an opportunity for people to come together and enjoy swimming while raising money for a great cause.

Join this sweet celebration featuring free facepainting by Hello Facepainting NYC and beverages by Berry Park.

Don't miss this rare opportunity to see Peter perform alone at the piano, just voice and keys, for the first time ever in concert. Featuring love songs from ALL of his albums, this very special Valentine's Day show is not to be missed. 88 keys, a bench and a mic. Give those things to Peter Cincotti and he can take you anywhere. Hailed as 'one of the most promising singer/pianists of the next generation' by the New York Times, Cincotti will be showcasing songs from his highly anticipated 5th album, entitled "Long Way From Home" due for release this Fall. Don't miss this exclusive residency from this generations 'Piano Man'!

T-Bar Steak and Lounge is the popular spot for couples looking for a romantic dinner with out-standing cuisine in a casual yet elegant space. The restaurant's charm is brought to life by a stylish, dark-wood accented dining room, frosted glass details and subtle back lighting. This Valentine's Day under the watchful eye of Restauranteur Tony Fortuna, T-Bar will offer its regular a la carte menu, which features its signature prime beef steaks along with a mélange of grilled fish, chopped salads and pastas. Swoon over the decadent desert menu crafted by Executive Chef Ben Zwicker, which includes the famous Banana Parfait Mille Feuilles with coconut and caramel sauce.

UCBT's top improv teachers join forces in Teacher Feature, the improv show that features teachers for this weekly all-star improv explosion. Hosted by Lou Gonzalez, Doug Moe, Ben Rameaka and Molly Thomas.

Valentine easel painting, lots-o-love collages, printing & sculpture projects for little hands and big hearts! Ages 2 to 5 years with adult $16 first child/ $10 sibling per studio Call to reserve your spot!

"Cows that type? Hens on strike! Whoever heard of such a thing!" Farmer Brown cries. When his granddaughter Jenny comes for a visit, Farmer Brown declared the farm a "tech-free zone." He confiscates her laptop in the cold barn along with the shivering cows who use her computer to type messages requesting blankets. "No way," replies Farmer Brown. "No blankets!" So the cows go on strike and the chickens join them in solidarity. No blankets: no milk, no eggs! Will Farmer Brown give in to the animals' demands? Will Jenny get her computer back? Find out in a hilariously "mooooo-ving" musical about negotiation and compromise, based on the Caldecott Honor Book by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin.

Valentine's Day Specials at Junior's Restaurant - Junior's Restaurant 49th Street Through February 14, 2018 - New York

For those with a sweet tooth, Junior's Restaurant is offering two heart-shaped cakes for Valentine's Day to order online now and in stores starting February 5th. Junior's Original New York cheesecake has been baked in a sweetheart shape and covered with chocolate ganache and red stripes for the Chocolate Covered Cheesecake and a traditional red velvet cake has been transformed into a sweetheart shape with the Red Velvet Heart Layercake including layers of cream cheese frosting. Both are perfect gifts for any valentine! Each cheesecake serves 10-12 people.

Families in Transition: Custody & Divorce Support - JCC Manhattan February 14, 2018 - Upper West Side

Navigating your way through a separation or a potential separation can be overwhelming, especially with kids involved. Elysa Greenblatt, Esq., a matrimonial and family law lawyer, with over 10 years’ experience in this area, will moderate this group designed for connection and support for those experiencing similar stresses.

Bay Ridge Jewish Center shows love for our friends and neighbors - Bay Ridge Jewish Center February 14, 2018 - Bay Ridge

Celebrate love with our friends by learning about pairing the best wines with the best chocolates! Raffles and live music!

Triskelion Arts, in association with Vangeline Theater and The New York Butoh Institute, presents I LOVE BUTOH! on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at 8pm at Triskelion Arts, 106 Calyer Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222. Tickets are $20 in advance ($22 at the door) and can be purchased at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/i-love-butoh-tickets-41627282322. This Valentine's Day, join Triskelion Arts and Vangeline Theater in their love of Butoh, dance and chocolate for a multi-sensory experience to remember! An evening of Contemporary Dance influenced by Butoh featuring renowned Japanese dancer Mari Osanai, from Aomori, Japan and Contemporary dancer/ choreographer Madelyn Sher (New York). Tickets also include a delicious chocolate tasting experience. "I love you I miss my friend and the music is beautiful" performed and choreographed by Madelyn Sher (15 minutes). Madelyn Sher is a movement-based artist born, raised, and based in New York City. Her choreographic work melds contemporary dance, Butoh, physical theater, and mime. She is an actor represented by Abrams Artists Agency, and dances with the Herbert H. Dance Company. She has danced in works by Vangeline Theater, RediDance, and Ni'ja Whitson. Madelyn holds a B.A. in dance and philosophy from the Macaulay Honors College at CUNY Lehman and is a graduate of the drama department at LaGuardia Arts High School. She teaches creative movement at P.S. 42 in Chinatown. Boundary choreographed and performed by Mari Osanai (Japan) (50 minutes) Mari Osanai was born in Aomori (north top of main Island in Japan) Japan. She was trained in Classical Ballet and Modern dance at an early age and later studied jazz dance Tai Chi and Noguchi Taiso. Noguchi Taiso and its philosophy and theory had a great influence on her creations. Her unique and complex movements are created interweaving these techniques as well as taking classes with Mr. Hironobu Oikawa. Mari Osanai's dance works have also been heavily influenced by an early exposure to Butoh in Japan in the 1980's and 90's. VANGELINE THEATER/ NEW YORK BUTOH INSTITUTE aims to preserve the legacy and integrity of Japanese Butoh, while carrying the art form well into the future. The unique art of Butoh originated in post-World War II Japan as a reaction to the loss of identity caused by the westernization of Japanese culture, as well as a realization that ancient Japanese performing traditions no longer spoke to a contemporary audience. One of the major developments in contemporary dance in the latter half of the 20th century, Butoh combines dance, theater, improvisation and influences of Japanese traditional performing arts to create a unique performing art form that is both controversial and universal in its expression. The Vangeline Theater is home to the New York Butoh Institute, dedicated to the advancement of Butoh in the 21st century. ABOUT TRISKELION ARTS Triskelion Arts houses five lovely rehearsal studios, one of which is a the fully-equipped black-box performance space, the Muriel Schulman Theater, and one of which is the Douglas Elliman Studio Theater. The original space, in heart of Williamsburg at 118 N. 11th Street, opened in 2000 where it thrived for nearly 15 years before its recent relocation to a two-story, stand-alone, treelined corner in Greenpoint. Triskelion offers affordable rehearsal, class and performance space to hundreds of working artists and hosts a full roster of shows and classes. The Triskelion Arts Presents program presents full-length or half-evening-length work of over 50 select artists and companies every year. Additionally, Triskelion's annual festivals feature the work of over 75 choreographers, clowns, comics, and film makers. The organization is grateful for past or current support from Dance Theater Workshop, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, NYSCA, the Brooklyn Arts Council/JP Morgan Chase Regrant Program, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and The Mertz Gilmore Foundation.

Through painstaking design and relentless attention to detail, Trivia, AD promises an enjoyable, unique experience. Mission Trivia, AD was created on a whim and caught on thanks to its appeal to movie, television, book, and pop culture enthusiasts. With a following of like-minded fans, our goal became to deliver fun, custom trivia events that appeal to both dedicated fans and casual players. Through painstaking design and relentless attention to detail, Trivia, AD promises an enjoyable, unique experience. Company Overview Trivia, AD was created on a whim and caught on thanks to its appeal to movie, television, book, and pop culture enthusiasts. With a following of like-minded fans, our goal became to deliver fun, custom trivia events that appeal to both dedicated fans and casual players. Through painstaking design and relentless attention to detail, Trivia, AD promises an enjoyable, unique experience. Description Five challenging rounds with theme-reinforcing answer sheets, guaranteed to put a smile on your inner nerd's face. 90 minutes of fun while proving you know the most.

For those who spend Valentine's Day in the Hamptons, Union Cantina offers a romantic, intimate atmosphere, combined with a modern Mexican menu crafted by award-winning Executive Chef Scott Kampf. The year-round eatery sits in the iconic Bowden Square, and features a festive at-mosphere, combining dark woods balanced by the bright cerulean colored walls, which are also decorated with Mexican artwork. Valentine's Day couples craving Mexican with a spin will enjoy the Mexican Pizza topped with black beans, heirloom tomatoes, black olives layered over a Mexican cheese blend, sour cream and pico de gallo. From the Taco menu, the Langosta with fresh lobster, pico de gallo, fresh avocado and lime poblano cream is a patron favorite. The Truffle Queso is offered on the Quesadilla menu including sliced black truffles in a decadent six-cheese blend. The Decon-structed Enchilada is a Union Cantina specialty worth every bite. There is a variation suited for all appetites including the Marinated Aracherras (skirt steak), the Robalo Rayados (striped bass), the Picante Camrones (spicy shrimp), the Pollo Tirada (pulled chicken) and Vegetales (vegetables). For dessert, diners can indulge in Churros with Nutella dipping cream or the toasted coconut Tres Leches Cake.

Reno is an opinionated, radical feminist alternative voice who creates heavily improvised stream-of-consciousness topical monologues with incredible wit, political consciousness and common sense. Starting with her first HBO comedy hour, Reno In Rage And Rehab through her HBO feature film, Reno Finds Her Mom, her Bravo series, Citizen Reno, to her live show commissioned by Hartford Stage, The God Show, Reno wrestles with the "way it is" and points to the "way it's supposed to be." Reno is an opinionated, radical feminist alternative voice who creates heavily improvised stream-of-consciousness topical monologues with incredible wit, political consciousness and common sense. Starting with her first HBO comedy hour, Reno In Rage And Rehab through her HBO feature film, Reno Finds Her Mom, her Bravo series, Citizen Reno, to her live show commissioned by Hartford Stage, The God Show, Reno wrestles with the "way it is" and points to the "way it's supposed to be."

Pretty Yende debuts a new role at the Met with her first Adina opposite Matthew Polenzani, who enthralled Met audiences as Nemorino in 2013 with his ravishing "Una furtiva lagrima." Bartlett Sher's production is charming, with deft comedic timing, but also emotionally revealing. Domingo Hindoyan conducts.

Juilliard Opera Presents Nicolai's 'Die Lustigen Weiber Von Windsor' - Rosemary and Meredith Willson Theater February 14, 2018 - New York

The last time Lizz Wright performed as a part of American Songbook in 2009, the New York Times described the Georgia-born singer-songwriter as "an awesome talent [who] stands in a direct line of descent from Odetta through Tracy Chapman, singers whose source of sustenance is the African-American spiritual tradition." A lot of life has happened for Wright since then, and her latest album, 2017's "potent, sanctified" Grace (Guardian, U.K.), a New York Times Best Album of the Year, reveals a new register that lends an affecting vulnerability to her sensual contralto voice and regal poise. Spurred by the divisiveness of the 2016 election, Wright felt compelled to reconnect with her Southern heritage both physically and artistically. The resulting sound boosts the down-home blues and gospel elements of her musical style that also traverses jazz, folk, and confessional singer-songwriter traditions, arriving at a place where all are welcome.

FIX: 1) To temporarily satisfy an addiction. ex. Man, I really need to get a fix of coke/pornography/improv etc These improvisers have a lot of shit going on. Showbiz is keeping them from their one true love. UCBT is here to deal them some stage time drugs/pornography/improv etc.

Every Month a different UCBTNY House Improv Team will host this jam. Everyone who attends this show will have a chance to perform improv on the UCB stage! Put your name in the Bucket of Truth, then jam. The show isn't over until everyone has had a chance to perform, all in a fun, supportive environment! All experience levels welcome!

Authentic French Bistro Demarchelier, owned by artist Eric Demarchelier (brother of famed fashion photographer Patrick Demarchelier), is sure to impress your date this Valentine's Day. Demarchelier brings a little piece of France to New York City. Every meal that leaves its kitchen aims to capture the essence of authentic French bistro fair. The family owned and run Upper East Side restaurant radiates a comfortable, colorful, warm and familial spirit that has made it a neighborhood fixture for a quarter-century. Ideal for a quick bite to eat, a romantic rendezvous, or a simple family meal. The traditional French menu is paired perfectly with a wide range of predominantly French wines. Signature dishes include the Moules Mariniere Au Vin Blanc; Duck Confit served over a hearty mix of tomato and tarragon scented flageolets; and Pan Sautéed Sole Meuniere, accompanied by mixed vegetables. Demarchelier's decadent dessert menu features flavorful dishes such as Tarte Fine Au Pommes, a flaky tart filled with warm apples and served with fresh vanilla ice cream; and Crepe Suzette, a classic French pancake drizzled with Grand Marnier. For reservations and more information, visit http://www.demarchelierrestaurant.com/

Wednesdays at One: Music for Piano - Alice Tully Hall, The Juilliard School 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 imaginings…" – Rolling Stone "These 10 gems slither, rock, roll, glide and shapeshift, coalescing around Hitchcock's typically anxious, strained but striking and immediately identifiable vocals." – American Songwriter "Beloved of everyone from Led Zeppelin to REM, Hitchcock has only enhanced his status with this wonderful outing." – Hot Press

Join us for a special afternoon of Brazilian, Flamenco, Afro Cuban and jazz music by professional trio, The Morrie Louden Group featuring piano, drums with songwriter Mourie Louden on bass and vocals.

Explore the body's relationship to breath, weight and space through standing and floor work and traveling combinations. Develop strength and movement flexibility. Move through space with longer, more complex combinations.

Displaying the heart-stopping, jaw-dropping talent of Soledad Barrio, Noche Flamenca comes back to The Joyce with Intimo, a series of short, emotive works created by the company's Artistic Director Martin Santangelo, featuring live music. With Intimo, the troupe continues to push the boundaries of the traditional flamenco format, and as with the dazzling Antigona, from 2015, this new piece draws from the realm of dance theater, while still retaining the integrity of the raw and rapturous art form. Barrio, whom The New York Times deemed "one of today's great dancers of any genre," performs alongside other brilliant flamenco dancers and musicians, many hailing from Spain. (Note: Soledad will not perform during the Saturday matinee performances.)

The class is designed for those who have accomplished the basic tap foundations.We offer a blend of styles in our tap classes, ranging from the classic Broadway Tap moves of 42nd Street and Fred Astaire movies to the freestyle Rhythm Tap made popular by Savion Glover! Learn the basics and get your body moving in a safe, encouraging atmosphere. Spend six weeks learning basic tap vocabulary, class etiquette and proper warm-up techniques.

Tom Van Horn, Mark Normand, JJ Ramierez, Chuck Nice, Mick Thomas - Comic Strip Live February 14, 2018 - New York

Comic Strip Live Comedy Club is a New York City staple for NY comedy, nightlife, and entertainment! Since 1975, Comic Strip Live has been the home to some of the biggest names and greatest legends in comedy. Drawing crowds 7 nights a week, Comic Strip Live Comedy Club is a right of passage for the young, fresh, up and coming Stand-Up Comics and the most iconic comedians in the biz. Enjoy scrumptious food favorites, and delicious mixed drinks and specialty brews as you laugh away each and every night.

Welcome to a unique and immersive poetry event that takes poetry outside classrooms and lecture halls and places it in the lush interiors of a bordello. The Madame presents a rotating cast of poets, each operating within a carefully crafted character, who impart their work in public readings, spontaneous eruptions of poetry, and most distinctly, as purveyors of private poetry readings on beds, chaise lounges and in private rooms. For a small fee, all of the poets are available for these sequestered readings at any time during the event. Of course, any true bordello need a good cover; ours is an immersive cabaret featuring burlesque, live music, vaudeville, aerials, visual art, magic, mysticism, with newly integrated themes, performances and installations at each event.

Valentine's Day Cover Spooky Cover Show with Brooklyn Trascore - El Cortez February 14, 2018 - Brooklyn

Do you like performing in front of people? Do you like dressing up in costumes? If you answered yes, then the Story Time Theater Troupe might be for you! Earn community service hours while transforming fairy tales and stories into interactive story times. There will be three practice sessions followed by one performance. Participants must have a signed permission slip from their parents. Sign ups start Monday September 18. Ages 8-15.

Hairy Lion Comics invites you to meet local artists, illustrators and representatives from your favorite comic stores from all over NYC.

Children's Storytime at Barnes & Noble Tribeca - Barnes & Noble - Tribeca February 14, 2018 - Manhattan

Join Barnes & Noble for an hour of stories and activities. Designed for children of all ages, Storytime is a great way to make new friends!

What's more seductive than oysters and wine? This illuminating pairing workshop comes just in time for Valentine's Day. From flavor profiles to harvesting methods, this class covers all you need to know about East and West Coast oysters. You'll taste bright and sumptuous wines that compliment these briny beauties before getting down to business and shucking your own oysters.

Stephen Colbert takes over from the venerable David Letterman. The show tapes at 5:30pm Monday - Friday. Tickets are free and the show sells out quickly, please consult their website to see if tickets are available and myriad rules and recommendations for attendance.

Nathaniel Mellors in Conversation with Curator Margot Norton - New Museum February 14, 2018 - New York

Join us for a conversation between artist Nathaniel Mellors and curator Margot Norton on the occasion of the exhibition "Nathaniel Mellors: Progressive Rocks." In his fantastical and wryly comical videos, sculptures, and installations, Mellors employs absurdist satire to incisively critique morality, national identity, religion, and power structures in contemporary society. Nathaniel Mellors was born in 1974 in Doncaster, UK, and lives and works in Los Angeles and Amsterdam. Solo exhibitions include the Box, Los Angeles (2016); Center for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw (2014); Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2014); Galway Arts Centre, Ireland (2013); Baltimore Museum of Art (2013); Malmö Konsthall, Sweden (2012); Cobra Museum, Amstelveen, Netherlands (2011); and Institute of Contemporary Arts, London (2011). Mellors has also been featured in group exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Roskilde, Denmark (2016); the Taipei Biennial, Taiwan (2014); Manifesta Foundation, Amsterdam (2014); National Gallery of the Arts, Tirana (2014); National Centre for Contemporary Arts, Moscow (2013); Kunsthalle Krems, Austria (2013); the Slaughterhouse, Plymouth, UK (2011); Center for Contemporary Art Glasgow (2011); the Hayward Gallery, London (2011); the 54th Venice Biennale (2011); and Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy (2011). He is the recipient of the 2014 Contemporary Art Society Prize and the 2011 Cobra Art Prize. Mellors and Finnish artist Erkka Nissenen represented Finland at the 57th Venice Biennale with their collaborative video installation The Aalto Natives (2017).

Late Night has been entertained night owls for over twenty years now, starting with David Letterman, continuing on with Conan O'Brien and Jimmy Fallon, and is now hosted by SNL alum and former head writer Seth Meyers!

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.

(NOUS NE VIEILLIRONS PAS ENSEMBLE) With Jean Yanne & Marlene Joubert. "Far from viewer-friendly, [this film] tells the story of the endless breakups and makeups of a highly unstable yet apparently indissoluble couple. It's a sort of love story told in inverted terms, depicting the protracted end of a five-year affair, with its arbitrary disagreements, sudden mood shifts, moments of irrational anger, and displays of stinging contempt, presented with a genuine, unmeasured violence. 'You've never succeeded at anything and you never will', says Jean, a 40-year-old married filmmaker, to his younger, working-class lover Catherine. 'And do you know why? Because you are vulgar, irremediably vulgar, and not only are you vulgar, you are ordinary.' These are the film's most celebrated lines…a sort of brutalist alternative to the famous line from LOVE STORY: 'Love means never having to say you're sorry.'" –Dave Kehr, FILM COMMENT

With Albert Brooks, Kathryn Harrold, Bruno Kirby, George Kennedy, and James L. Brooks. Mint condition print courtesy of Sony Pictures. MODERN ROMANCE may be Albert Brooks's least-known film, but arguably it's his greatest – the most uncompromising and consistent, and, as restrained as it is on the surface, ultimately the most personal and unforgiving in its self-criticism. Brooks is Robert Cole, a film editor who breaks up with his girlfriend only to spend the rest of the movie desperately trying to erase his mistake, and even more desperately trying to contain his jealousy, neediness, and paranoia. Still the great comic portrait of male neurosis, and of emotional and psychological dysfunction, MODERN ROMANCE lays bare its protagonist's insecurities with an honesty few dramatic films have achieved. Only Brooks could make a deadpan comedy about a man who's very nearly psychotic. Painfully funny, with the emphasis on 'funny.'

Turn Valentine's Day into A Jewish Winter Romance Night - Glatt! - Talia's Steakhouse & Bar February 14, 2018 - New York

Treat Your Sweetheart to a Romantic Dinner at Talia's - the perfect setting to spoil your special someone. The intimate ambiance, gourmet cuisine, outstanding service, superb wine list and live music make Talia’s the ideal spot for that truly romantic experience.

Sailor’s Valentine - The Whaling Museum and Education Center February 14, 2018 - Cold Spring Harbor

Explore the Arctic Ocean and discover some animal friends. Storytime, scavenger hunt, snack and craft. 

Each Wednesday, from 2 to 3 pm, the Bill Wurtzel Trio play standards from the American Songbook. Limited seating. Info: publicprograms@folkartmuseum.org Read the Q&A with Bill Wurtzel in the New York Times.

A Special Valentine's Day Show with The Gotham All-Stars! - Gotham Comedy Club February 14, 2018 - New York

ENERAL ADMISSION: $20 + 2 Beverage Minimum Per Person VDAY PACKAGE (Per Couple) $210 + Tax: Includes Open Bar OR A Bottle Of Champagne, Dessert to Share, Single Rose & Gratuity VIP GOLD (Per Person) $135 + Tax: Includes Open Bar, Private Table, (1) Appetizer, Bypassing Check-In Line & Gratuity

For three years running, The REC (Royaltie Entertainment Company) has hosted the best poetry jam session in New York City! "The Poet WILL Be Televised!" will hold a special event on every second Wednesday at Silvana! Hosted by hip-hop artist Baxter P Wordsworth, "The Poet WILL Be Televised" pays homage to Gil Scott Heron, iconic for the world-renowned poem "The Revolution Will Not be Televised." We allow poets, spoken word and hip hop artists, and neo-soul singers to come together with a live band to improvise their written word in a new, fresh way.

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

Learn to play the drums and jam with drum professor David Elliot. Bring your own drum or borrow one from the library. Registration and library required.

Celebrate Love this Valentine's Day Dine Decadently at Davio’s Manhattan WHAT: Bring your date to Davio's Northern Italian Steakhouse, located in Midtown, for a romantic rendezvous this Valentine’s Day Weekend. In addition to the full dinner menu, Davio’s Manhattan is offering a special three-course prix-fixe menu, which includes items such as the Heart Shaped Potato Gnocchi, Almond Lemon Butter and Center Cut Filet Mignon, Black Truffle Polenta, Veal Rosemary Sugo. The menu will be available Friday, February 9th to Wednesday, February 14th, 2018 for $75 per guest (excluding tax & gratuity). Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 212.661.4810. Valentine’s Day Menu ??? ANTIPASTO Burratini, Bresaola Wrapped Asparagus, Red Pepper Coulis FARINACEO Heart Shaped Potato Gnocchi, Almond Lemon Butter PIATTI DEL GIORNO Center Cut Filet Mignon, Black Truffle Polenta, Veal Rosemary Sugo or Barramundi, Confit Potato, Charred Tomatoes, Onion-Lemon Butter ??? COST: $75 per guest (excluding tax & gratuity). Reservations are recommended. Please call 212.661.4810 for more information. WHERE: Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse | 447 Lexington Ave New York, NY 10017 | 212.661.4810 | www.davios.com/nyc WHEN: Friday, February 9th - Wednesday, February 14th, 2018 from 5:00pm to 10:00pm.

“Bank of America Skate & Date” – Valentine’s Day at Bryant Park - Bryant Park February 14, 2018 - New York

For those looking for Valentine’s Day plans, Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park, the only free-admission skating rink in New York City, presents “Bank of America Skate & Date” night. Visit Midtown Manhattan’s winter wonderland where couples will receive buy-one get-one skate rentals between 7 and 10 p.m. The first 50 couples will receive a special limited-edition chocolate treat from Raaka, handcrafted from Red Hook, Brooklyn. Additionally, one lucky couple will have the chance to win a $100 gift card to Public Fare. The evening will include free ice dancing lessons and musical jams by DJ Schuller, as well as special Valentine’s themed lighting. Drink and dessert specials will also be available at Public Fare and Bank of America cardholders will be treated to complimentary hot chocolate at Snackbar. Bank of America is committed to strengthening the communities it serves and Skate & Date is the perfect way to bring New Yorkers together this Valentine’s Day.

How well do you and your partner know each other? Well enough to grind other couple into dust? Time to prove it. The Newlywed Game meets The Hunger Games in THE PERFECT COUPLE, a brand new gameshow hosted by the mostly-happily-married Kambri Crews and Christian Finnegan. Join us this Valentines day, as two sets of longtime companions go head to head in a series of fun quizzes and cooperative challenges meant to determine, once and for all, WHO...IS...THE PERFECT COUPLE!

QED Presents is QED's series of house-booked stand up showcases, featuring national headliners and up-and-coming gems! Be sure to keep an eye out for special guests and other surprises! This is a special Valentine's Day edition of QED Presents and a perfect date night out for your special valentine! Featuring: David Feldman (Emmy Award-winning comedian) Rob Paravonian (Pachelbel Rant) Frank Conniff (MST3K) Carolyn Castiglia (Comedy Central) Hosted by Sonya Vai (Cinder Block Comedy Festival)

The Brooklyn Nets take on the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday, February 14. Parm, an acclaimed casual Italian restaurant, is the perfect place to start your Barclays Center experience. Make your dinner reservation for Parm by calling 917.618.6340 or online through RESERVE. For information on individual suites, please call 718.BK.SUITE. For hotel information, please visit New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge. For special rates, check "corporate/promotional code" and then enter W85.

Plan 9 From Outer Space. 1959. Directed by Edward D. Wood Jr - MoMA : Museum of Modern Art February 14, 2018 - New York

Plan 9 From Outer Space. 1959. USA. Directed by Edward D. Wood Jr. 79 min. "Considered by many to be the worst film ever made, this cinematic travesty was a shoo-in to be a staple of The Monster Movie Club, where "bad" was "good" and vice versa. Determined to destroy all humans on Earth, and having failed eight times, aliens are now trying their ninth plan. As if under the remote control of the aliens, recently deceased earthlings become killer zombies in the extremely low-budget mise-en-scéne of beloved transvestite director Edward D. Wood, Jr. The nutty cast includes Bela Lugosi and Vampira. From Bright Lights Film Journal: 'Surely any lousy, boring mainstream movie is worse than the constantly surprising, intensely weird, totally personal, never dull Wood films.'" (film notes by John Epperson).

Showing Up as You Are, Owning Your Power: A Conversation with SheRea DelSol - Barnard College, Diana Center, Event Oval February 14, 2018 - New York

In celebration of International Self-Love Day, join us as we discover the ways in which SheRea empowers women to embrace their body size and hair texture, challenges societal standards in the new 21st-century media landscape, and learned to show up fully, authentically, and unapologetically.

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts presents: Stolen Moments: The First 100 Years of Jazz – Featuring Metta Quintet - Kumble Theater February 14, 2018 - Downtown Brooklyn

The Toy Museum on NY will be host a fun and interactive Variety Show with many different acts all featuring toys. The perfect summer theater experience for children in pre-kindergarden through 3rd grade. The running time is 50 minutes.

Guest event: We Want It Darker – A Valentine's Day Spectacular - The Slipper Room February 14, 2018 - New York

Guest event: We Want It Darker – A Valent Created, produced and performed by Cassandra Rosebeetle and Elizabeth Munn, WE WANT IT DARKER is a dreamy portrait of the surreal, also starring Jason Mejias. Through solo and collaborative work, we explore what is in the midst of the darkness.

Music Performance Program at Columbia University presents Mid-Day Music concert featuring Jennifer Chen, Heather Chang, and David Newtown as piano trio. Come join us in the Garden Room, where Students and Music Associates from Columbia University's Music Performance Program will be showcased in an afternoon recital series. This event is sponsored by Columbia University and is FREE AND OPEN to the public. 64 Morningside Dr, New York, NY 10027. Nearest public transportation is the 1 stop at 116th.

Romantic Valentine's Day at Bobby Van's Central Park South - Bobby Van's Central Park South February 14, 2018 - New York

For the steak lover, visit esteemed Bobby Van's Steakhouse this Valentine's Day. Bobby Van's has earned its place as a venerable New York institution, thanks in part to a continued commit-ment to cooking techniques perfected years ago by the founding fathers of New York steak-house cuisine. Bobby Van's has grown from its original home in Bridgehampton, NY, and now includes a repertoire of ten fine restaurants that offer the refined style of a classic New York City steakhouse. The newest addition is Bobby Van's on 40 Central Park South, a highly coveted lo-cation just steps away from the Plaza Hotel, and overlooking Central Park. It invites diners to the same exquisitely prepared dining experience as its sister restaurants, in addition to a special Saturday and Sunday brunch. Bobby Van's a la carte menu features favorites such as Crispy Calamari, Lemon Pepper Shrimp and Maxie's Meatballs for Starter and Veal Milanese, Chilean Seabass and N.Y. Sirloin Steak for Entrée. The restaurant also offers a wide variety of dining options outside of prime beef and seafood, including supremely-prepared pastas, wood-fired pizzas and freshly tossed salads. To accompany the meal, diners have a choice of delicious sides, which include Cauliflower Car-bonara, Thick Cut Applewood Bacon and Sautéed Mushrooms.

Valentine easel painting, lots-o-love collages, printing & sculpture projects for little hands and big hearts! Ages 2 to 5 years with adult $16 first child/ $10 sibling per studio Call (516) 922-8300 to reserve your spot!

Maxim Rubtsov, Flute Sergei Kvitko, Piano - Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall February 14, 2018 - New York

Maxim Rubtsov has been principal flute of the Russian National Orchestra since 2003, and pianist Sergei Kvitko performed his solo debut concert at Weill Recital Hall in 2013. Together, they released the CD Russian Romance featuring scores from the Russian Imperial Collection of the U. S. Library of Congress.

The legendary Wailers band returns to bring its revolutionary sound to fans around the world. Steered by famed bassist and founder Aston "Familyman" Barrett, and joined in solidarity with original Wailers' guitarists Junior Marvin and Donald Kinsey, The Wailers continue to make musical history. From 1973 to 1980, Bob Marley & The Wailers recorded, toured, and performed before countless millions worldwide. Since 1981, Familyman and Junior have carried on the mission to "keep The Wailers together," just as Bob requested, affirming: "By doing that, you keep me alive through the music." In tribute to the late co-founder and drummer Carlton "Carly" Barrett, The Wailers present Aston Barrett, Jr. on drums. It's startling how the young powerhouse delivers with his uncle's inspiring landmark style. Lead singer Joshua David Barrett is a Rastaman by lifestyle and culture. Josh delivers Bob's powerful message of Jah love and unity through his performance and interaction with the audience. Also on stage are singers Shema McGregor, daughter of I Three Judy Mowatt, and Hassanah, a multi-cultural powerhouse; veterans Owen "Dreadie" Reid on guitar/bass and Noel Davey on keyboards. The performance anchor is live engineer Dennis Thompson, the man responsible for The Wailers sound in stadiums, clubs, and studios throughout the '70s. There are more than 250 million Bob Marley & The Wailers recordings sold, including 1977's Exodus, anointed Best Album of the Century in 1999 by Time Magazine, and "One Love," named Song of the Millennium that same year by BBC. Spin Magazine listed Bob Marley & The Wailers at #4 of the "50 Greatest Bands of All Times," while The New York Times named Bob Marley the most significant musician of the 20th century. These accolades were made possible by the creative, timeless, and distinctive music, lyrics and production by these incomparable Wailers musicians.

Treat yourself and your sweetie to burlesque this Valentine's Day, with a date to Filthy Gorgeous Valentine Burlesque at the Highline Ballroom. This amazing event features live music & bawdy burlesque from New York's finest performers. Filthy Gorgeous Burlesque is the creation of Jen Gapay of Thirsty Girl Productions, who is the producer of The New York Burlesque Festival. Join Hostess Shelly the Singing Siren Watson and a bevy of burlesque beauties, February 14th at the Highline Ballroom for the Filthy Gorgeous Burlesque Valentines Spectacular! Featuring live music with Hard and Sexy Rock-n-Soul Singer Storm Marrero, and steamy burlesque performances by Peekaboo Pointe, Portia Control, Akynos in Kôf?, Gigi Bon Bon, Evil Hate Monkey, Pearls Daily, Boo Bess & Jenny C'est Quoi! Plus DJ Momotaro on the decks & Rio Darling as our Stage Kitten!

Julio Torres is a New York City comedian originally from El Salvador. He is a writer for Saturday Night Live and his standup has been featured on Late Night with Seth Meyers. Julio's Half Hour standup special will air on Comedy Central this fall.

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

The celebrated singer brings her sensual contralto voice and regal poise to a set that traverses down-home blues, gospel, jazz, folk, and confessional singer-songwriter traditions.

The Adele Tribute "Hello" is the ultimate tribute to the world famous and much loved soul singer Adele. Featuring songs from her debut album 19, her mega hit sensation 21 and record breaking follow up album 25. The Evergreen Experience delivers every song you love by Adele such as Hello, Rumor has it, Someone like you, When we were young, Rolling in the Deep, Set Fire to the Rain, Send my love to your new Lover and many more. You will feel powerful performances from the effervencent Ashley Monique Menard and the charming Jessica Stark. These women leaves audiences spellbound with rich, velvety and soulful vocals.

Kerin Macguire, Gabriella Marlena, Elliot Lee, Chloe Lilac, Julez, Ariah&, Carol Borges - Main Floor - The Delancey February 14, 2018 - New York

Often the true mark of a great singer is the ability to take a song and transform it into something unique and undeniably believable. Singer Maysa does just that every time she steps to the microphone. Maysa is a true original. Blessed with a remarkably beautiful and instantly recognizable voice, the vocalist possesses the ability to know just where to take a song and what to do to unearth the heart of it and drive it home. Maysa is a singer who is at home in any musical context whether it be jazz, soul, funk or R&B. She is also a first rate composer. It is no wonder why Jazziz Magazine calls her "One of the most identifiable and consistently enjoyable singers on the scene today!" and why The Baltimore Sun calls Maysa "one of the best singers in underground soul." The songbird, who was a member of Stevie Wonder's Wonderlove, has just nabbed a Soul Train Award for "Soul Approved Underground Singer." For Maysa, singing is truly a labor of love.

The legendary Wailers band returns to bring its revolutionary sound to fans around the world. Steered by famed bassist and founder Aston "Familyman" Barrett, and joined in solidarity with original Wailers' guitarists Junior Marvin and Donald Kinsey, The Wailers continue to make musical history. From 1973 to 1980, Bob Marley & The Wailers recorded, toured, and performed before countless millions worldwide. Since 1981, Familyman and Junior have carried on the mission to "keep The Wailers together," just as Bob requested, affirming: "By doing that, you keep me alive through the music." In tribute to the late co-founder and drummer Carlton "Carly" Barrett, The Wailers present Aston Barrett, Jr. on drums. It's startling how the young powerhouse delivers with his uncle's inspiring landmark style. Lead singer Joshua David Barrett is a Rastaman by lifestyle and culture. Josh delivers Bob's powerful message of Jah love and unity through his performance and interaction with the audience.

This elegant eatery is the perfect spot to celebrate Valentine's Day. Owned by Roman Kaplan and managed by his daughter Vlada Von Shats and her two sons Michael and Nicholas, this up-scale establishment offers some of the finest Russian cuisine in New York. Located in the Thea-ter District, Russian Samovar boasts a 19th-century feel, complete with picturesque green and red shades and Russian folk prints. Aside from its authentic Russian dishes, it is known for its 26 flavored vodkas prepared in-house, including ginger, horseradish, lemon and cranberry. Delectable appetizers include Belu-ga and Osetra caviar, Blinis filled with salmon or caviar, the Assorted Fish Platter (in-house cured Salmon Gravlax with dill, Smoked Atlantic Salmon and Smoked Butterfish), Vol-au-Vent (a wild mushroom puff pastry), traditional Borscht, a Pate Russe laced with brandy, and Pelmeni Stroganoff, veal or chicken with sirloin tips in a creamy mushroom sauce. It is its signature en-trees, however, that have put Russian Samovar on the culinary map. House specialties include Shashlik Karski (rack of lamb marinated in Georgian spices), Beef Stroganoff, Veal Pojarksi (ground veal and breast of chicken cutlets), Chicken Kiev and Pelmeni (veal, beef and chicken dumplings).

Love is no ordinary emotion, and Alan Cumming is no ordinary performer. Bringing a taste of Club Cumming—his debauched and delightful East Village bar—uptown to The Met, the Tony Award–winning star hosts an evening of amour-themed song, spoken word, and all else that the cabaret has to offer. Cumming's musical director and longtime collaborator Lance Horne and special guests will also be on hand for this bawdy tribute to St. Valentine.

Amy Vachal is a Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter and artist. Amy was introduced to the global music stage with great fanfare through her successful run on NBC's The Voice, where she was mentored to the semifinals by Adam Levine and Pharrell Williams, landing on the overall U.S. iTunes top 10 four times, and twice on Billboard's Artist 100. After the show, Amy began touring her own repertoire across the U.S., Canada, and Europe, sharing the stage with the likes of Joe Purdy, Jamie Lawson, and M. Ward. After a tour-packed 2016, Amy has honed in on composing and producing her own recordings collectively towards her first ever full-length record.

Storm Over Lisbon. 1944. Directed by George Sherman - MoMA : Museum of Modern Art February 14, 2018 - New York

Storm Over Lisbon. 1944. USA . Directed by George Sherman. Screenplay by Doris Gilbert, adaptation by Dane Lussier, based on the story by Elizabeth Meehan. Cinematography by John Alton. With Vera Hruba Ralston, Richard Arlen, Erich von Stroheim, Robert Livingston, Otto Kruger, Eduardo Ciannelli. DCP. 86 min. Republic's endearingly deep-discount version of Casablanca features Richard Arlen as Bogart, Vera Ralston as Bergman, and Erich von Stroheim as Conrad Veidt.

Sports Cards & Autographs, Highlighted by a Signed & Dated 1948 Babe Ruth Oversized Photo inscribed "To the Golden Strand" Hotel (JSA LOA), Original Silver Gelatin Photo "Jackie Robinson Steal's Home" Signed & #'d by Nat Fein, and More. Comics including a Nice Golden Age Action Comics Run #76-200, Silver Age Key Books including Some Graded, Large Group Lots of Silver Age and Golden Age Books and Bulk Lots of Newer Issues. More Great Comic Art from the Joe Kubert Collection featuring Many Original Comic Covers, Animation Art Highlighted by an Original Eyvind Earle Illustration, Original Mary Blair Peter Pan Concept Illustration, Two Large Collections of Original Comic, Political, Cartoon and Animation Art, Non Sports Cards will feature Sets and Large Bulk Lots from a Dealers Estate, and Much More.

Meet in the Parenting Center lounge. Bring your device and get your questions answered by two savvy teen Parenting Center alums.

Hayden Planetarium Programs: Romance Under the Stars - American Museum of Natural History February 14, 2018 - New York

Celebrate Valentine's Day with a unique date night in the Hayden Planetarium! Join us for a cocktail hour in the Cullman Hall of the Universe, complete with open bar, hors d'oeuvres, and chocolates, accompanied by the music of the Josh Rutner Quartet. Then join Lydia Maria Petrosino and Ted Williams in the Hayden Planetarium for an unforgettable view of the night sky and some stellar romance stories from the ancient past.

I've Always Loved You. 1946. Directed by Frank Borzage - MoMA : Museum of Modern Art February 14, 2018 - New York

I've Always Loved You. 1946. USA. Directed by Frank Borzage. Screenplay by Borden Chase, based on his short story "Concerto." With Philip Dorn, Catherine McLeod, William Carter, Maria Ouspenskaya. 35mm print courtesy UCLA Film and Television Archive. 117 min. With color by Technicolor, piano solos by Artur Rubinstein, and direction by A-lister Frank Borzage, Republic made a rare foray into high-budget filmmaking with this 1946 prestige production, about a young pianist (Catherine McLeod) smitten with her tutor, an arrogant European maestro (Philip Dorn).

A Delicate Balance. 1973. Directed by Tony Richardson - MoMA : Museum of Modern Art February 14, 2018 - New York

A Delicate Balance. 1973. USA/Great Britain/Canada. Directed by Tony Richardson. Screenplay by Edward Albee, based on his play. With Katharine Hepburn, Joseph Cotten, Lee Remick. 35mm. 133 min. Agnes and Tobias, an affluent Connecticut couple, have grown distant in their marriage. Their oft-divorced daughter Julia has moved back home, and Agnes's sister Claire has taken up residence too. Then Harry and Edna, longtime friends of the family, suddenly bolt from their own home to seek refuge in Connecticut. No one knows why Harry and Edna are on the run—and they aren't talking.

Each ticket comes with a chocolate covered strawberry and glass of chilled Prosecco. On Valentine's Day, the most commercial of holidays, Videology will celebrate with the most un-commercial of movies: Hal Ashby's 1971 classic, Harold and Maude… Remember when you were young and all you wanted to do with your days was scare pretty ladies with borderline psychotic displays of suicidal theatrics and hang out at some graveyards with your 79 year old girlfriend? Well, what better way to celebrate Valentine's Day than reliving your wild teenage youth with the most romantic movie of the last century, HAROLD AND MAUDE. Because we all wish our life had a soundtrack by Cat Stevens. Stick around after the film! Redeem your ticket at the bar for $2 off any drink.

Valentine's Mixology Class - A Courtship with Cocktails - Papillon Bistro & Bar February 14, 2018 - New York

Change it up this year, and learn how to create mixology-quality cocktails with your valentine or galantine! Our hands-on, interactive cocktail class, A Courtship with Cocktails, will give you and your partner the skills to create sophisticated cocktails in the comfort of your own home. Held in our speakeasy-style Prohibition Room, you will learn 3 signature cocktails, including a romantic Champagne Cocktail, a classic Prohibition Era Drink, and a crowd pleasing variation on the ever-popular Moscow Mule. Enjoy light hors d'oeuvres while you learn to shake, stir, and sip like a pro from our house mixologist, Johnny Swet!

Hey, hey kids! We're back with a night of The Simpsons bingo, featuring our favorite Valentine's Day episodes! What better way to celebrate Valentine's Day than with a good ol' ding dong diddily game of bingo featuring some of the best romantic episodes of The Simpsons? Find the humor in the day to day routines of marriage, first love, unrequited romance, and heartbreak. One night only, watch for things like Duff beer, celebrity cameos, and the Itchy and Scratchy show. Listen for quotes like "D'oh!" "Eat my shorts!" and "Excellent…" Get a BINGO and you'll win a free drink! The lineup: Grade School Confidential Natural Born Kissers I'm With Cupid I Love Lisa

NYC Lunar New Year 2018 Year of the Dog’s Fireworks Spectacular Show - Pier 84 February 14, 2018 - New York

This Valentine’s Day (next Wednesday, Feb 14th), red fireworks will light up the sky with a Fireworks Spectacular Show courtesy of NYC Lunar New Year 2018 Year of the Dog. The fireworks (by Grucci) will light the Hudson River in red at Pier 84 starting at 8:30pm. Free for all. NYC Lunar New Year will have a weeklong of events, activities, music, dance and art for all to captivate and learn about the Chinese arts and culture. The festivities will include an Empire State Building Light Show (Feb. 13 and 15), a Fireworks Spectacular over the Hudson River at Pier 84 (Feb. 14 at 8:30 pm), the Lunar New Year Dragon Dance & National Dance Institute Year of the Dog Dance at Lincoln Center Plaza (Feb. 20 at 5 pm), and the ticketed New York Philharmonic Lunar New Year Concert and Gala at David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center (Feb. 20 at 7:30 pm).

Enjoy creative movement exercises and interactive sing-alongs that get little bodies moving to the rhythm.

Lyric of Love: an Evening of Music, Poetry, Power & Magic - Harlem Stage February 14, 2018 - New York

Rhonda Ross and Rodney Kendrick celebrate love in all its dimensions in their first full USA concert together in 15 years! Sharing new music as well as songs from their respective release(s) "In Case You Didn't Know" and "The Colors of Rhythm", the Harlem based duo will inspire through music and their obvious passion for their art, community, activism & for each other. International Social-Artist, Singer-songwriter, Rhonda Ross, explores questions of race, gender, power and spirituality through her art. She uses her fierce and heart-felt music to examine the society in which she lives. Pianist-composer, Rodney Kendrick, is that rare breed of pianist - old school in his percussive, abruptly rhythmic approach, yet ultimately contemporary and responsive to the current moment. Strongly influenced by Thelonious Monk, Rodney's sound integrates all genres of the African Diaspora. Together Rhonda and Rodney draw the audience into their love affair. It's magnetic.

Valentine's Day with Kate McGarry: the Subject Tonight Is Love - Jazz Standard February 14, 2018 - Manhattan

This Valentine's Day, Jazz Standard is the place to be when vocalist Kate McGarry brings to life her new album, The Subject Tonight Is Love, coming 2/2 from Binxtown Records. Over the course of a dozen conceptually–linked songs, the collective group of McGarry, Keith Ganz, and Gary Versace investigate the concept of love in its many forms and from several different perspectives. The formidable talents of these GRAMMY-nominated musicians are in full bloom on this ambitious outing. Ganz shines on nylon, steel, electric and bass guitars while Versace moves masterfully between piano, electric keyboard, organ and accordion. A gentle, diaristic take on the classic "Secret Love" captures the song's shift from the surreptitious to the celebratory. Their breezy, intimate "Gone With the Wind" meets the notion of lost love with a resigned, "easy come, easy go" shrug, while Keith Ganz's hushed, intimate arrangement of "My Funny Valentine" is a perfect fit for McGarry's poignant delivery. Other highlights include compositions by Benny Golson and Kenny Dorham ("Fair Weather") and Egberto Gismonti ("Playing Palhaco," with new lyrics by Jo Lawry), and a reworking of "She Always Will," a song that this trio first recorded a decade earlier on Kate's acclaimed album The Target (Palmetto, 2007). "While the world has no shortage of fine female singers, few have the musical depth, sense of passion and artistic ambitions of the divine Kate McGarry." (All About Jazz) Kate McGarry - vocals Keith Ganz - guitars and acoustic bass guitar Gary Versace - piano, keyboards, accordion

Mixology Festival 2018: Circuit Breakers: Daisy Press & Nick Hallett // Rachika S - Roulette February 14, 2018 - Brooklyn

Daisy Press – Voice Nick Hallett – Electronics, Voice Rachika S – Electronics, Guitar Vocalist Daisy Press collaborates with composer-performer Nick Hallett for a concert of new material that traverses medieval plainchant, ambient techno, Indian raga, spectral music, tintinnabuli, and other extended techniques for voices and electronics. Hallett's digital production weaves through Press's virtuosic incantations to create a dreamlike sonic landscape. In their decade of working together, Press and Hallett have teamed up in a range of cultural contexts — including opera, video, and performance art — at such venues National Sawdust, New Museum of Contemporary Art, The Kitchen, SFMOMA, Portland Institute of Contemporary Art, The Public Theater, Canticum Interruptus?, Le Poisson Rouge, and ISSUE Project Room, among many others.

Enjoy non-impact running in place in our pool.This workout simulates land running with the added challenge provided by the water's resistance. Participants wear a flotation belt; no swimming skills necessary.

Come see longform improv from NYC's top up-and-coming improv stars. At the show, three Lloyd Teams will perform Harolds, a 30 minute improv structure pioneered by Del Close.

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 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 Exotic World Museum in preserving the history and legacy of burlesque. She is also ranked in the top 50 burlesque performers of 2011 THROUGH 2014 as polled by the online magazine- 21st Century Burlesque. Having performed and taught internationally and nationally in multiple festivals and shows from her hometown all the way to places such as Finland, Amsterdam and Switzerland- her talents are featured in acclaimed shows that showcase the brightest and most recognized talents in the world. As an instructor and blogger- Sydni teaches a multitude of classes all over the world at festivals, conventions, as well as teaching privately and online. You can find her musing publicly at "Living In A Glitter Wonderland"- answering performer's tough questions and discussing a range of topics pertaining to the art form and its inhabitants. Her writing has been featured by 21st Century Burlesque, The Berlesker (literary journal), and read by thousands of people worldwide. As a producer of a multitude of successful shows over the years- including Seattle's longest running weekly review with a rotating cast "Burlesque Behind the Pink Door" (in the historic Pike Place Market)-Sydni Deveraux has been a fixture in the burlesque community for more than 10 years. Sydni now lives in NYC and is a producer with Wasabassco which provides multiple shows throughout any given month in more than 6 venues throughout New York.

Enjoy a night out with your loved one while your children get to jam out with their friends, sing karaoke and explore a variety of different instruments. Ages 4-17, snack included.

Brooklyn Transcore Anti-Vday Cover Show Punk Island Benefit - The Safari Room at El Cortez February 14, 2018 - Brooklyn

Trying to impress your significant other by NOT doing what everyone else is doing; going to dinner with sky-high prices just because it's Valentine's Day... Well, we have a treat for you! Come out to see a comedy show, grab some dinner, or indulge in some drinks and dessert. Laughter and our crafted cocktails will get the mood started for a great Valentine's Day! Mark Normand: Mark Normand is a favorite of the New York comedy scene. He has a number of credits to get out of the way, so here we go! In 2014, Mark was a semi-finalist on NBC's Last Comic Standing, premiered his Comedy Central Presents: THE HALF HOUR, and released his debut CD "Still Got It" from Comedy Central Productions (one of Laughspin's 10 Best Comedy Releases of 2014)! In 2015, Mark has appeared on INSIDE AMY SCHUMER (Comedy Central), HOW TO BE A GROWN UP (TruTV), GOTHAM COMEDY LIVE (AXS), SXSW COMEDY WITH W. KAMAU BELL (Showtime), CONAN (TBS), and will be appearing in the upcoming season of THIS IS NOT HAPPENING (Comedy Central). He also continued to headline clubs and festivals around the country including the 2015 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival and SXSW Festival!

NYRR Running Social: Singles Jog and Mixer - NYRR RUNCENTER featuring the New Balance Run Hub February 14, 2018 - New York

NYRR will host a singles jog and mixer for their next NYRR Running Social event. On Wednesday, February 14, at 6:30PM guests will #ResolveToRun with three miles at an inclusive 8:00-12:00/mile pace to get endorphins flowing before they indulge in some mixing, mingling and hydration and snacks at the NYRR RUNCENTER. All orientations are welcome!

At the Musical Jam you'll get an opportunity to improvise musical scenes on The Striker Stage! Open to everyone; improvisors, students, house team performers and community members. Hosted by a cast member of #sfw team, VERN, the Musical Jam boasts the musical talents of Dan Reitz on the keys and an hour of fun and laughter. No singing experience needed, come ready to sing your heart out!

Teams will execute the form of their choosing with their esteemed improv coach performing with them. It's like when you brought your Mom to school for career day except it's less embarrassing because your coach isn't your Mom and they don't have photos of you using the potty for the first time when you were 5 years old... you get the idea.

Matt is a hopeless romantic and keeps waiting for "the one" to finally show up. Matt keeps thinking he has met "the one" only to have his heart broken. This has happened many times. Many. Times. Join Matt as he goes back through his life on this quest his heart and mind are consumed with, going across each heart break and what possible lessons he could learn from it, ultimately hoping to find happiness, and finally meet the woman Matt will ask, "where the hell have you been?"

Four comics speak on their personal experiences with epic films, and in between we see the scores of these epic films brought to life through the hilarity of interpretive dance.

Comedy by NYC's top up and coming performers. Sketches. Stand up. Improv. The many ha has of the many who whos.

One Hour, One Object with Angela Garcia, Gallery Educator: Spend one hour exploring and discussing Picasso's painting Le Moulin de la Galette. Art in the Round public tours are led by gallery educators. Specialists in fields of art, art history, and gallery teaching, educators provide informative and meaningful experiences by engaging visitors in a shared process of close looking and conversation, with the occasional surprise. For everyone from first-time visitors to long-term members, these daily tours are invaluable for learning about the collection, special exhibitions, and the Frank Lloyd Wright building. Visitors of all ages and abilities are encouraged and welcome to join. These tours are free with admission and meet on the rotunda floor. No RSVP is required.

The Pen15 Club presents "Sketch Actually", a Valentines Day Production that will include every known trope in a romantic comedy. There will be a romantic confession in the rain, there will be an ugly girl that turns hot, and there will be a mad dash through the airport to profess ones love. As always it is all tied together with comical song, dance, and improv. So as the sassy best friend from all the rom-coms would say, "What are you waiting for"?

Awkward High Five Open Mic Five dollar, Five minute comedy open mic, 12 spots max, list goes out at 10pm. Hosted by Max Halpert every Wednesday at 11pm. $5 for Citizens, $3 for PITizens

Unloveable: Valentine's Day W/ the Smiths Ft. the Sons & Heirs + Hosted by Rob Sheffield (Rolling Stone) - The Bell House February 14, 2018 - Brooklyn

These guys love the band, and they're really passionate about it" - Andy Rourke, The Smiths "Twice as fun as an actual Morrissey show" - Rob Sheffield, Rolling Stone "New York's best Smiths tribute" - New York Post "By all accounts, the greatest tribute to the Manchester group making music today. Far from a novelty cover band, The Sons & Heirs are a genuine loveletter to one of the greatest rock acts of all time." - No Country for New Nashville "The Sons & Heirs visually and musically approximate The Smiths in their prime" - Jerusalem Post "The Smiths will never re-form...so for most fans The Sons & Heirs are the closest they will ever get" - The Daily Beast Since 2006, NYC's The Sons & Heirs have performed everywhere from Tel Aviv to Austin to Nashville to LA, sharing the stage with The Smiths' bassist Andy Rourke and Morrissey's longtime drummer Spencer Cobrin. This is their seventh annual "alternative" Valentine's Day show at Bell House, with host Rob Sheffield (Love Is A Mixtape, Rolling Stone).Rob Sheffield is a columnist for Rolling Stone, where he has been writing about music, TV, and pop culture since 1997. He is the author of two national bestsellers "Love Is a Mix Tape: Love and Loss, One Song at a Time" and "Talking to Girls About Duran Duran: One Young Man's Quest for True Love and a Cooler Haircut" and "On Bowie." He also appears regularly on VH1. His new book is "Dreaming The Beatles." Rob lives with his wife in Brooklyn.

"Tinder LIVE! is truly addictive entertainment…[it's] ingenious. Moore transforms the banter on a dating app into compelling long-form improvisation. Ms. Moore, a cagey and humane performer, has developed an instinct for turning the raw materials of sexually charged chat with ordinary strangers into honed and generous jokes. "Tinder Live" has a comic momentum and energy that is unusual. The way she manipulates tone and pace reveals an artist supremely confident in her form, not to mention a flirt par excellence." -- The New York Times. Tinder Live has been named one of the best comedy shows in NYC for good reason. Produced and hosted by comedian Lane Moore (The Onion, HBO's GIRLS, Brooklyn Magazine's "50 Funniest People In Brooklyn," former Cosmopolitan Magazine sex & relationships editor), Tinder Live is a totally improvised, anything-can-happen interactive comedy showstopper with helpful and oftentimes ridiculous Tinder tips, tricks, real-time swiping, and messaging (and sometimes even real-time phone calls with Tinder matches)! You'll relate to Moore's live-swiping and laugh at her reactions and find inspiration in her ridiculous, random emoji-filled messages (and sometimes even phone calls!) to would-be suitors. It's also a great show to attend with a date, Tinder or otherwise. If you've ever been on an online dating site (or a bad date in general), you need to see this show.

Inspired by the noble jazz pioneers Louis Armstrong, Bix Beiderbecke, Duke Ellington, Jelly Roll Morton and their colleagues, David Ostwald's Louis Armstrong Eternity Band breathes life and passion into America's own great art form. Legendary record producer George Avakian describes the band in this way: "There has never been a band quite like this one. Most groups, past and present, stick to one style. Some current groups attempt to recreate early recordings in their entirety. These guys do neither. Inspired by divergent bands of the 1920s and 30s, you'll hear them swing a variety of styles in music by a wide range of composers, always true to the joy and heart of the music." Now in its 17th year of residency at Birdland, the weekly post-workday engagement is the city's best musical bargain! Tuba player David Ostwald leads a rotating lineup that features talents such as clarinetist Anat Cohen, trombonist/vocalist Wycliffe Gordon, pianist Ehud Asherie, drummer Marion Felder and more!

Join us for a showing of "Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown" (running time 25 minutes). Food allergens may be present in refreshments served. Sign up begins Tuesday, February 6.

Valentine Love: Normon Connors Live with a Special Tribute to Phyllis Hyman - Cutting Room February 14, 2018 - New York

In the 1960's Norman left Temple University in Philadelphia Pa. (where he was studying medicine) and ended up a student at Julliard as well as a in-demand New York City Jazz drummer with Miles Davis as his friend and mentor. After a string of hits with Budda Records he planted the seed for the the love sound track of a generation or two. With songs like "You Are My Star Ship", "Valentine Love", and "Betcha By Golly Wow" he sold millions of records and received a Grammy nomination. Once Clive Davis got wind of the Norman Connors experience he signed him for a 6 record deal making Norman the first African American on ARISTA's label. Clive Davis (the label's founder) recognized Connors as a multi-talent: producer, composer, and arranger that had an uncanny ability to always find and discover phenomenal singers like Dee Dee Bridgewater, Phyllis Hyman, and Jean Carn; and then bring them to the national spot light. February 14, 2018 will be an evening of sexy, sweet, and soul as the audience begins to reminisce to the Norman Connors song book they will also be entertained by the music of Jean Carn and a Tribute to Phyllis Hyman before and after they went on to soar with their solo careers and garner big hits like "You Know How To Love Me" and "Don't Let It Go To Your Head".

This Valentine's Day, La Pulperia's three locations offer a special 3-course menu which includes a complimentary glass of cava per person. Dishes include a choice of Pan-Seared Diver Scal-lops (Cape May diver scallops, fried plantains, chipotle hummus, avocado) or Rib Eye Tiradito (grass-fed rib eye, aji amarillo, pickled red cabbage, avocado) for First Course; Stuffed Skate wing (lump crab meat stuffed skate wing, caramelized carrot risotto, truffle aioli) or Grilled Rib eye (grilled grass-fed rib eye, oven roasted potatoes, baby arugula, chimichurri) for Second Course; and Mezcal Chocolate Mousse (caramel glaze, 24k Gold leaves, expresso soil, ha-zelnut toffee, dulce de leche ice cream) or Tres Leche Pisco Latte (pisco-infused tres leches cake, strawberry mousse, yogurt chantilly, lucuma ice cream) for Dessert.

Brown Girls Burlesque & Nucomme: Dirty Honey Shake – A Love Supreme - Joe's Pub at The Public February 14, 2018 - New York

A Valentine's date with Coltrane's masterwork as a jump off point for the magical dances of LOVE. Texas-Born Vocalist, Singer-Songwriter,Guitarist, arranger, producer, poet and actress; Nucomme has been building a buzz since 2004 performing internationally and sharing the stage alongside artist such as Tamar Kali , Joi, Kymberli Nicole, Greg Tate, The Black Rock Coalition and many other Soul, Jazz and contemporary artists. Nucomme's desire to study the musical soundscapes and history is what led her to New York City. Like many artists her Classical studies at Hunter College was just the taste she needed to continue to explore NYC. She met Greg Tate of Burnt Sugar Arkestra when she lived in Harlem he introduced her to the heartbeat of the NYC music scene. From there she pieced together a revolving door of musicians she calls The Curators, she wrote and produced her first album "Hologram". Since 2010 Nucomme has been introducing new audiences to Betty's Story: a living legend many had forgotten existed or thought was dead. Betty's Story has gained attention and support from fans worldwide and sold out the world famous Apollo and Brooklyn Museum. Brown Girls Burlesque's mission is to Entertain, Titillate, Educate and Liberate! Through theatrical and cabaret burlesque shows in in cities like New York, Washington, DC, Philadelphia and in university lecture halls BGB creates platforms for artistic expression that empower women of color and bring scintillating entertainment to all who behold their witty and diverse shows.

Bring your valentine to the Skyroom for the ultimate date night: a decadent tasting of esteemed French champagnes paired with exquisite Belgian chocolates. Experts from three renowned French champagne houses will each bring a brut and a rosé champagne. Master chocolatier Benoit Racquet, owner of BE Chocolat, pairs each tasting with one of six carefully selected milk and dark Belgian chocolates, handcrafted in US.

This weekly program is designed for young art lovers and their parents and guardians. Each session participants explore one or two works of art in the galleries and then make their own art in the studio. The hour includes a short story, trips to the galleries, and art-making activities. Designed for children ages 2–4 years old. $30 (includes museum admission, materials, and snacks), $15 for members and Family Members. Registration is required. For more information, contact strollertours@guggenheim.org.

This is the sweeping theatrical power of Once On This Island—the universal tale of Ti Moune, a fearless peasant girl in search of her place in the world, and ready to risk it all for love. Guided by the mighty island gods (played by Tony Award winner Lea Salonga, Alex Newell, Merle Dandridge, and Quentin Earl Darrington), Ti Moune sets out on a remarkable journey to reunite with the man who has captured her heart. The groundbreaking vision of Tony Award-nominated director Michael Arden and acclaimed choreographer Camille A. Brown conjures up "a place where magic is possible and beauty is apparent for all to see!" (The Huffington Post). Gather around for Once On This Island, the musical NY1 hails as "exhilarating theater! It's impossible to resist!" And where the timeless power of theatre brings us together, moves our hearts, and helps us weather the storm.

Love in the Parlors — a Valentine in Concert - Merchant's House Museum February 14, 2018 - New York

The Bond Street Euterpean Singing Society presents lush, romantic vocal music of the world's greatest 19th-century composers performed in the Museum's elegant Greek Revival double parlor. Singers Anthony Bellov, Amy Gluck, Jane Elizabeth Rady, and Dayle Vander Sande perform rarely heard gems by Schubert, Brahms, Duparc, Dvorak, Amy Beach, Johann Strauss II, and others.

In the spirit of Valentine's Day, we invite visitors to join us for a gallery experience focusing on the theme of love and art. We will visit multiple exhibitions and explore works that address the theme from various perspectives. Free with admission and meets on the rotunda floor. No RSVP is required.

Phil & Anne’s Good Time Lounge’s Valentine’s Day Prix Fixe Dinner Menu & Show with Vita Thorne - Phil & Anne's Good Time Lounge February 14, 2018 - Brooklyn

This Valentine's Day, Phil & Anne's Good Time Lounge is offering a prix fixe menu and show with Vita Thorne. Guests will enjoy an offering of appetizers, entrees and desserts such as Seared Scallops, Butternut Squash Gnocchi and Beef Wellington. What better way to end Valentine’s Day dinner than with Tiramisu? For $110, guests can enjoy a wonderful dinner and show at 9:00 PM to make this Valentine’s Day a memorable one.

Cinnamon Bloss – Consumers, Citizens, and Crowds in the Age of Precision Medicine - Schermerhorn Extension February 15, 2018 - New York

Cinnamon Bloss, University of California, San Diego Precision medicine depends, in large part, on the mobilization of large numbers of people to contribute their personal genetic and other health data. With this goal in mind, several research models have emerged that use a rhetoric of democratization of science or the promise that contributors will acquire knowledge through their participation. Such models vary widely with some that treat laypeople as data providers who contribute their samples and money (e.g., direct-to-consumer genomics) and others where laypeople are viewed as research creators or collaborators who co-conduct research with professional scientists (e.g., data donation platforms). The use of these varied "biomedical citizen science" models has a number of ethical and social implications, including at the individual, healthcare system, and societal levels. Ultimately these approaches have the potential to impact public trust in science and medicine broadly, particularly as the largest biomedical citizen science study to date – the Precision Medicine Initiative's All of Us Research Program – is now underway. This presentation will showcase a series of empirical studies that aim to both inform ethical questions raised by biomedical citizen science, as well as suggest areas for future research.

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.

Jay Leonhart Quintet + Special Guests, Tribute to Marlene VerPlanck - Birdland February 15, 2018 - New York

Longtime Marlene VerPlanck bassist and collaborator Jay Leonhart leads a tribute featuring many of her regular bandmates and special guests. As Leonhart says, "any time Marlene missed a gig, she insisted we play without her." In fact Marlene was scheduled to perform at Birdland on February 15th before her untimely passing on January 15th, 2018, at the age of 84. Newark native Marlene VerPlanck was a jazz and pop vocalist whose body of work centered on big band jazz, the American songbook, and cabaret. Her debut album was released in 1955 when she was 21, and featured jazz legends Hank Jones, Joe Wilder, Wendell Marshall, Kenny Clarke, and Herbie Mann. Later, she was the vocalist in big bands led by Charlie Spivak and Tommy Dorsey. VerPlanck was a prolific studio vocalist for jingles, which included singing an arrangement of the 1930s Campbell's Soup "M'm M'm Good" song.

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

Ecstatic Music Festival: Bang on a Can People's Commissioning Fund Concert - Kaufman Music Center February 15, 2018 - New York

Buy an EMF All Access Pass before Dec 31 and save 40%! You'll experience all 9 concerts for just $15 each and receive invitations to 3 Meet the Artist receptions. World premieres by George Lewis and Angélica Negrón, plus a new look at "historic" PCF-commissioned pieces by Pamela Z, Annea Lockwood, Lukas Ligeti and Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore A New Sounds Live co-presentation hosted by WNYC's John Schaefer & streamed live on Q2 Music Bang on a Can's People's Commissioning Fund (PCF) is a radical partnership between artists and audiences to commission works from adventurous composers. Founded in 1997, long before crowd-funding became the norm through Kickstarter and the like, Bang on a Can's PCF has pooled contributions of all sizes from hundreds of friends and fans and since its inception has commissioned over 50 works of music for New York's electric Bang on a Can All-Stars.

Go, Dog. Go! brings the adventures of P.D. Eastman's book to life in a frolicking musical dog party. The cast of this beloved preschool favorite has gone to the dogs—with cars, hats, audience participation, and even a wild game of ball as this hilarious visual spectacle manages to sneak in some important lessons about life between innings. Go, Dog. Go! is a musical romp full of surprises, color, clowning, vaudeville, singing/barking, and of course, six lovable dogs! Produced by Childsplay from Tempe, Arizona. grades PreK – 2nd.

Holistic Aromatherapy: Practical Self-Healing with Essential Oils - 92nd Street Y February 15, 2018 - New York

Beginning in infancy, olfactory memory becomes strongly entwined with the emotional centers in the brain. The inhalation of essential oils from aromatic plants has been used for millennia to regulate emotional expression and as a method of healing. Aromatherapy has a clear effect on our nervous, respiratory and digestive systems. By stimulating these deep neural networks, essential oils can be an agent for deep and lasting change. In this talk, author Marc Gian will provide an overview of functions of essential oils, including approaches for the common cold, relaxation, fatigue, nervousness and emotional balance.

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 date, so maybe I'm just susceptible to album titles.) Before she entered the studio with New View producer Clemens Knieper, Friedberger made a playlist of reference songs. A live version of "Warm Love" by Van Morrison was on there, as was 80s-era Dylan, Neil Young at his most bummed out, a scattering of Robert Wyatt-era Soft Machine, and the odd gem by Slapp Happy, Fleetwood Mac, Funkadelic, et al. There are ghost notes of all of those influences on New View, but mostly you hear Eleanor Friedberger. She's never lacked confidence -- this is someone who once took a fractured nine-minute ballad about the international blueberry trade and put it across like it was "Thunder Road" -- but there's a new kind of confidence on this record. You can hear it on the warm, stately "Your Word," which holds a special place for Friedberger.

ShwizZ is a unique cast of characters reigning from New York. Best described as a melting pot of funk and progressive rock, this giant original sound will be sure to put a smile on your face. The band's variety and depth allows for lovely twists of improvisation and spontaneity spiked with technical prowess and musical complexity. In addition to creating an undeniable energy and atmosphere, the band's shows are never the same and strive to provide the listener with a memorable musical experience. Over the years the group has performed alongside many notable groups such as Big Sam's Funky Nation, Particle, The Sam Kininger Band, Kung Fu, Dopapod and Consider The Source. ShwizZ can be found gigging all over the northeast and you won't be surprised to find them playing at your favorite festival or club for years to come.

Welcome Melissa Albert to celebrate her fiercely anticipated fantasy YA novel, The Hazel Wood! About the book: Seventeen-year-old Alice and her mother have spent most of Alice's life on the road, always a step ahead of the uncanny bad luck biting at their heels. But when Alice's grandmother, the reclusive author of a cult-classic book of pitch-dark fairy tales, dies alone on her estate, the Hazel Wood, Alice learns how bad her luck can really get: Her mother is stolen away?by a figure who claims to come from the Hinterland, the cruel supernatural world where her grandmother's stories are set. Alice's only lead is the message her mother left behind: "Stay away from the Hazel Wood." Alice has long steered clear of her grandmother's cultish fans. But now she has no choice but to ally with classmate Ellery Finch, a Hinterland superfan who may have his own reasons for wanting to help her. To retrieve her mother, Alice must venture first to the Hazel Wood, then into the world where her grandmother's tales began?and where she might find out how her own story went so wrong.

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.

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.

Join Fusion Academy Woodbury for an all day Open House! This is a causal opportunity for you to see our school for yourself! Peek in on a 1:1 classroom, rock our in our recording studio, center yourself with yoga, and feel the buzz of students excited and empowered by learning in their classrooms and in the Social Homework Café with friends. Feel free to RSVP, or just drop by for as little or long as you have time.

The World Premiere of "what she found" At the 2018 FRIGID Festival February 15th thru March 4th what she found tells the story of Fiona, a twenty- something recovering from a depressive episode. In the midst of blurring the worlds between fictional and factual, she dares to explore a frightening world that tests her ability to work through dissociation unharmed. what she found pays homage to Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking Glass while seeking to delve into the scathing reality and implications of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, dissociation, and living with the stigma of seeking psychiatric treatment. what she found will feature the talents of the local NYC indie theatre scene featuring Helena Farhi, Jacobella Luongo, and Brenden Gregory. The Creative Team includes Nj Aguwna, Ashleigh Herndon, Megan Bandelt, Akia, Conor Daniel Bartram and Gregory F. Jackson. Using devised and immersive story-telling origins, what she found promises to lead the audience on a journey that is sometimes uncomfortable, but ultimately illuminating, leading us into a deeper understanding of what it means to be human. Tickets are $15-$20 and available online at www.FRIGIDNEWYORK.info or at the door. Additional information may be found online at www.meganbandelt.com

In honor of One Basquiat, contemporary artists and collaborators pay homage to the resounding legacy of Jean-Michel Basquiat in Brooklyn and beyond. In celebration of the ways in which art shapes lives, each participant discusses a work of art in Basquiat's oeuvre that has inspired them and their practice. Participants include Cey Adams, graffiti artist and former creative director of Def Jam, artist and actor Lee Quiñones, and photographer Maripol.

Look, its "Valentines Day" again. You know what I mean? Fuck it. "Love" doesn't come in the form of chocolates, fancy dinners, and expensive gifts. Love comes from the soul. And the soul wants to DANCE. And makeout. And get spanked and tickled and flirt with strangers and then DANCE SOME MORE. Even if you like the roses and romance part, shouldn't that be an everyday thing? Yes. It should. Fuck it.We have a nightclub and we can do whatever we want, and red and pink is a good color combination if you really think about it. Our party is called FUCK LOVE. Whatever that means to you, that's what it is. It's a sexy crazy dance party with gorgeous lights, great music, performances, kissing booths, new friends and maybe… NEW LOVERS if you're into that sort of thing.

Gallery Tour: Roots of 'The Dinner Party': History in the Making - Brooklyn Museum February 15, 2018 - Brooklyn

Join a Museum Guide for a free tour of the new special exhibition Roots of "The Dinner Party": History in the Making.

Viniloversus is a Latin Grammy winning rock band based out of Miami, FL. The band, originally from Caracas, Venezuela, recently released their first English album titled "Days of Exile" which is a follow-up to their first 3 critically acclaimed albums. The outfit is currently touring in the US where they have recently participated in important music festivals and conferences such as III Points Music Festival (Miami) and LAMC (NYC). The album is available on vinyl as well as all digital platforms. Viniloversus is: Rodrigo Gonsalves, Juan Victor Belisario, Orlando Martinez, Adrian Salas and Alberto Duhau.

Anthony Coleman (piano) Michael Winograd (clarinet) Justin Mullens, Pamela Fleming, Steve Gluzband, Rob Henke (trumpets) Brian Drye, Matt Haviland, Curtis Hasselbring, Reut Regev (trombones) Matt Darriau, Lynn Ligammari, Greg Wall, James Brandon Lewis, Zachary Mayer (saxes) Richie Barshay (drums) Daniel Sadownick (congas)

Joe McGinty was the keyboardist for the Psychedelic Furs from 1987 until 1992. He is also the founder and music director of Loser's Lounge, an NYC tribute series that has played to sold out crowds in NYC for over 20 years. He has worked with The Ramones, Ronnie Spector, Nada Surf and many others. TV and film credits include "One More Time" with Christopher Walken, "Bored To Death" and "Last Chance Harvey" Interests include pinball, roller coasters and vinyl records.

Cold Fujon, funk/fusion jazz ensemble with a driving beat at Pinks in the East Village. No cover. Bar menu. Jammy award-winning Cold Fujon features touring artists coming together to perform up-tempo and hard-hitting fusion jazz with a driving beat. ColdFujon.com.

"Raise your hand if you have ever been personally victimized by Regina George?" Join us for the ultimate Mean Girls Trivia at Stone Creek NYC on Thursday, February 15 at 8pm, located in the projection room above the auditorium. Reserve your table between the unfriendly black hotties and the sexually active band geeks by visiting; http://MeanGirls021518.Eventbrite.com

Sir David McVicar's production of Verdi's thrilling depiction of life on the edgeexhilarating production features Jennifer Rowley as the noble heroine, Leonora, Yonghoon Lee as the troubadour who loves her, Quinn Kelsey as his rival, and Anita Rachvelishvili as the Gypsy Azucena, whose bloodthirsty curse propels the story.

All the Things I Lost in the Flood a reading and performance with music visuals and electronics "The world is made of stories and as stories escalate and get shorter and shorter until they're ten word tweets and as our sense of reality continues to shred, we see that this is not a political situation, it's an existential one-" writes Anderson, "And we suddenly see: we're drowning in our own stories." Laurie Anderson's new book All the Things I Lost in the Flood is a series of essays about stories and language. In celebration of the publication of the book (released by Rizzoli in February '18) the artist will present a limited number of performances. The performance All the Things I Lost in the Flood includes visual images- many of them previously unpublished- as well as intimate performances with commentary of some of her iconic work with voice, electronics, codes, narrative styles and digital language. The evening also includes accounts of many of the artist's projects, operas, installations and inventions as well as an inside look at the artist's methods, strategies, failures and Plan B's. A book about performance comes to life again as a performance. "This book is about language in live performances, the difference between spoken and written words; the influence of the audience; the use of first-, second-, and third person voices; metaphor; politics-as-stories; codes; the difference between language in stories, dreams and songs; misunderstandings and new meanings …." "This book is also about books. In many of my films, stories and songs, there is a book in the middle. Sometimes it's right there in the title like Songs and Stories for Moby Dick and sometimes it hides in the center or shapes the overall style or structure. Crime and Punishment, Moby Dick, The Tibetan Book of the Dead and the Bible are among the books that show up in my work." Copies of All the Things I Lost in the Flood will be available at the show.

The course includes a full action packed workbook as well as 4-part lecture on everything you need to know about selling on LinkedIn in 2018. Here is what you can expect by registering for the course today: Day 1 – Developing Your Personal Selling Brand for LinkedIn A deep dive into creating your personal selling brand. Includes your focus, voice, content, frequency, positioning. Day 2 – How to Make Your LinkedIn Profile Visible & Engaging LIVE Examples and instructions on how to boost your profile for targeted customer visibility and how to use LinkedIn daily to drive engagement. Day 3 – How to Effectively Use the LinkedIn Tools for Selling Deep review of ALL related LinkedIn Tools for Marketing, Branding and Selling and best practices for daily use. Day 4 – Leveraging your LinkedIn Personal Brand for Your other Business Development Efforts How to use your new powerful LinkedIn Personal Brand across your other business development efforts to increase your client conversion.

Purchase College–SUNY will host A Reading and Conversation with Elif Batuman on Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. The program, which is free and open to the public, will take place in the Humanities Theatre at Purchase College (735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, NY). The event launches the spring semester’s Durst Distinguished Lecture Series, which brings the world’s most fascinating writers to Westchester County. Elif Batuman is the author of two highly acclaimed books: The Possessed: Adventures with Russian Books and the People Who Read Them, a work of non-fiction that was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and The Idiot, a best-selling and critically praised novel. She holds a PhD in comparative literature from Stanford and has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 2010. “No matter what genre she's working in–fiction, literary criticism, travel writing–Elif Batuman is a pure pleasure to read,” said Anthony Domestico, assistant professor of literature at Purchase College. “Her first novel, The Idiot, is one of the funniest novels I've read in years. It's also one of the most stylish, and one of the most intelligent, and one of the weirdest. It is, in short, a wondrous and masterful debut.” https://www.purchase.edu/calendar/#!event_id/9000/view/event/date/20180215 or call 914.251.6550 Event Time: 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM Website Link: https://www.purchase.edu/

The Boys from Syracuse Summary The Boys from Syracuse by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart is loosely based upon Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors as adapted by George Abbott who directed it. George Balanchine choreographed the show. Songs include: "Sing for Your Supper", "You Took Advantage of Me", "This Can't Be Love", "Oh, Diogenes!", "What Do You Do With a Man?" and "Falling in Love with Love". Identical twins Antipholus of Ephesus and Antipholus of Syracuse, were separated from each other in a shipwreck as young children. Their servants, both named Dromio, are also long-separated identical twins. When the pair from Syracuse come to Ephesus, a comedy of errors and mistaken identities ensues when the wives of the Ephesians, Adriana and her servant Luce, mistake the two strangers for their husbands. Adriana's sister Luciana and the Syracuse Antipholus fall in love. But all ends happily.

Van Zweden Conducts Wagner's Die Walküre (Act I) - Lincoln Center Through February 15, 2018 - New York

Music Director Designate Jaap van Zweden leads immense orchestral forces and world-class singers in Act I of Die Walküre, part of Wagner's epic The Ring — a glorious marriage of drama and music. Burning passion seizes Siegmund and Sieglinde, two mortal children of the god Wotan, climaxing in a love duet whose emotional impact will stay with you long after the last note has faded to silence.

Video Screening Amphitheater 2016. Bennett Foddy (b. 1978, Melbourne, Australia, lives in New York) and AP Thomson (b. 1989, Istanbul, Turkey, lives in Brooklyn, NY). Multibowl is a collection of fast-paced mini games sourced and sampled from more than 300 video games that were published between 1976 and 2000. Two competing players are dropped into the middle of one of these games and given very little time (usually 30 seconds or less) to accomplish a goal before progressing to the next mini game. Often these goals align with the source's original play (e.g. knockout your opponent or beat them to the finish line), but frequently they bend towards the counterintuitive and even subversive. These rapid context shifts task players with quickly understanding the controls, mechanics, and rules of each mini game, making the chaotic scramble for comprehension the core aesthetic of Multibowl. All the while, Multibowl offers a surprisingly effective way to explore some of the winding alleyways of video game history, a journey made possible by the free and open source Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator (MAME) on which Multibowl is built.

Join legendary downtown performance artist, actress, poet, and theater maker Penny Arcade, a.k.a. Susana Ventura, for a night of word-driven entertainment showcasing her highly quotable wit and authentic spirit. Penny Arcade debuted in 1968 at age 18 with New York's Play-House of the Ridiculous, the seminal rock 'n' roll, queer, glitter/glam political theater. She became a Warhol Superstar at 19 and was featured in the 1972 Warhol/Morrissey comedy Women in Revolt. She is the author of ten full-length works and hundreds of solo performance pieces. Her text-based work has always focused on the other and the outsider, on individuality and authenticity. Her focus on community building as the goal of performance, and performance as a transformative act, marks her as an original on the world stage. Since 1992 she has collaborated with former architect and video producer Steve Zehentner in all her theater work, and since 1999 they have co-helmed The Lower East Side Biography Project, an oral history video project. www.pennyarcade.tv

The Q debuts at Don't Tell Mama's this May. Joseph Macchia producer and creator is bringing back his talk show The Q to midtown. Joining Joseph on the panel will be Thomas Dieter and Shawn Moninger. There has been The View, The Chew and The Talk but nothing like The Q ...and it's hosted by all gay men who vary in interests, abilities and backgrounds. There's the Long Islander with a leathery past, the free-spirited southern boy with a thing for attention, and the reverend who knows a thing or two about what's GOOD. They sing, they joke, they talk, and they're up for most anything. Special guests to include singers and musicians, comics and writers, florists and sex-toy store owners, among others. Specialty Topics and more to be discussed.

In this workshop, students will take a journey through the world of mixed media art. They will explore acrylic painting and collage to create abstract pieces with a variety of different materials, such as paint, paper, colored acetate, string, and found objects.

Learn the ins and outs of creating a mural at your community garden. Murals and public art not only beautify neighborhoods, but they can deepen community connections and spark public dialogue. We'll hear from artists Raul Ayala, Claudie Mabry, and Brooke Singer, Jennifer Lantzas - Deputy Director of Public Art for NYC Parks, and community gardeners who have gone through the process of creating murals for their gardens. This event is co-hosted with Groundswell, a NYC-based organization which brings together youth, artists, and community organizations to use art as a tool for social change, for a more just and equitable world. 

Justin Vivian Bond is Down on Creation: On Top of the World with The Carpenters - The Appel Room February 15, 2018 - New York

One story that downtown cabaret star Justin Vivian Bond likes to tell involves Bond's seven-year-old self singing The Carpenters' "Superstar" at school during show-and-tell from behind the classroom TV set. Fast forward to the present and the performance artist and transgender trailblazer has finally transformed this lifelong passion for The Carpenters into a gorgeous full-length show. For this special evening in The Appel Room, Mx Bond explores the extensive catalog of gender outlaw and body dysmorphia poster-girl Karen Carpenter, bringing a thoughtful new context to the troubled life of the '70s icon. Experiencing the Carpenters' classic American pop songs through the prism of a pioneering performance artist illuminates the artistry of both and shines a light on a tantalizing new corner of the American Songbook.

Rouse Flute Concerto Competition Finals - Paul Hall - The Juilliard School February 15, 2018 - New York

Mindful meditation is, for many, an essential component of a healthy and balanced lifestyle. It has also been shown to bring health-related benefits, such as combating stress, high blood pressure, even boosting the immune system and mitigating depression. Not surprisingly, huge numbers of Americans are now practitioners and devotees of meditation mindfulness. In support of the Asia Society's "Buddhism and Beyond" season, the Asia Society brings to its stage two individuals supremely qualified to speak about mindful meditation, and its growing popularity in this country.

A character open mic hosted by Mike Sapp and friends. Show up and do your wacky characters. Just don't be yourself. HOW IT WORKS: - Participants enter their names in a bucket. - Names are drawn from the bucket at random. - Participants have 5 minutes to do as many characters as the like. - ONLY RULE: You must be in character! No stand-up, unless it's IN CHARACTER.

Walk straight through the heart of Central Park on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Enjoy a great variety of the scenic, sculptural, and architectural elements the Park has to offer. Visit some of the Park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Loeb Boathouse, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, Cherry Hill, the Lake, and Strawberry Fields. Details Meet: Samuel F. B. Morse statue (inside the Park at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue). Tour ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West. Map of start location Terrain: A few stairs Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes Cost: Free. Register in advance for easiest check-in! (Pre-registration not required)

Each month, Brendan Fitzgibbons and Lance Weiss welcome NYC and LA's hottest comedians from VH1, MTV, Comedy Central, The Late Show with David Letterman & more and give audiences and comedy fans a chance to see nationally known comedians! A weekly New York City comedy staple for over 5 years and consistently named one of the hottest shows in NYC, Time Out New York calls it "Wildly Popular" and "One of the Best Shows in the City."

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, "Parade" is his most moving and critically acclaimed record to date. About his latest album Listening Booth: 1970, Rolling Stone said, "Cohn has one of rock's most soulful croons - a rich immediately recognizable tenor that makes these songs his own."

Thursday, February 15th, ISSUE presents the debut of its new Syncretics Series, a series of concerts featuring solo and duo performances by artists at highest level of their craft curated by Chris McIntyre. The opening event features two of the most revered and sought-after pianists in the experimental improvisation scene, Craig Taborn and Kris Davis. In addition to kicking off the new series, the Feb. 15 concert celebrates the release of Davis and Taborn's forthcoming live duo piano recording Octopus. The concert features individual solo sets and culminates with a duo performance of both new compositions as well as several included on the record. As soloists, collaborators, and composers, Ms. Davis and Mr. Taborn have both received accolades from across the critical spectrum. Hailed by Downbeat Magazine in 2016 as "one of most critically acclaimed players in jazz," Davis' various projects as performer and composer have situated her as a leading voice in the creative music scene. In her solo and ensemble recordings, Davis consistently demonstrates both composure and intensity. Of her solo recording Aeriol Piano, Ben Ratliff of the NY Times boasts that "it's seriously good, a kind of logical crossing of Morton Feldman and [Keith] Jarrett, with her own touch and strong sense of compositional organization framing the soloing." Mr. Taborn's illustrious career led the NY Times to say that he is "revered by other pianists and considered by many to be one of jazz music's few contemporary innovators." Of his recent quartet record on ECM entitled Daylight Ghosts, The Guardian states that "however far from familiar paths… Taborn strays, he sounds surefootedly convinced of his route, and however private his music, it emits a vivid intensity." As a duo, Taborn and Davis evince a nearly telepathic connection, moving through constantly evolving sonic contours with impressive interactive virtuosity. Their collective language (compositional and improvisational) ranges from uncanny levels of quicksilver linear density to states of near motionlessness, never overstaying their welcome within these pianistic microenvironments. Their collaborative relationship is at times fully oppositional and others in magnetic heterophony. Davis' occasional use of preparation of the strings inside her instrument generates otherworldly textures while Taborn layers ethereal tapestries of sound. These are master musicians searching for a shared liminal space within the confines of the equally tempered modern piano.

Explore the body's relationship to breath, weight and space through standing and floor work and traveling combinations. Develop strength and movement flexibility. Move through space with longer, more complex combinations.

Displaying the heart-stopping, jaw-dropping talent of Soledad Barrio, Noche Flamenca comes back to The Joyce with Intimo, a series of short, emotive works created by the company's Artistic Director Martin Santangelo, featuring live music. With Intimo, the troupe continues to push the boundaries of the traditional flamenco format, and as with the dazzling Antigona, from 2015, this new piece draws from the realm of dance theater, while still retaining the integrity of the raw and rapturous art form. Barrio, whom The New York Times deemed "one of today's great dancers of any genre," performs alongside other brilliant flamenco dancers and musicians, many hailing from Spain. (Note: Soledad will not perform during the Saturday matinee performances.)

The extraordinary music from Matt King's latest CD release, "Monk In Brazil", will be featured in this show. Matt's concept for the recording was to take the iconic, perennially modern works of the late jazz giant Thelonious Monk and set them to the pulsating, irresistible rhythms of Brazil. The results are jaw-dropping, ear-expanding, and soul-warming. Over the course of the album's 12 tracks, Matt utilized no less than 8 different Brazilian rhythmic styles, creating a fresh and seductive alchemy…and musical luminaries from both American and Brazilian jazz circles are raving about it. Matt is proud to have a truly world-class band, comprised of his fellow artists from the CD, joining him for this show: The unique multi-reed player Anton Denner, a longtime fixture on NYC's jazz scene; the amazing Rio-born bassist Itaiguara Brandão; and one of the world's greatest Brazilian drummers, Mauricio Zottarelli (and maybe some surprise guests as well). Come join them, and…as Rufus Reid said… "Get ready to party!"

Pop Up Class with Dr. Avivah Zornberg - The Temple Emanu-El Skirball Center Through February 15, 2018 - New York

Torah-teaching has had its fair share of rock stars over the millennia, from Maimonides to Rashi. But these days, the superstar of biblical commentary is Avivah Zornberg, beloved by religious and secular crowds alike who fill auditoriums worldwide to hear her speak. The author of six books, with a Cambridge PhD and a grand rabbinical lineage, has agreed to continue our series of Pop-Up Classes. Take a deep dive into the man who was Moses, based on Dr. Zornberg's latest book, the critically acclaimed Moses, a Human Life.

With two releases under his name, the Portuguese bass player André Carvalho, has been intensely dedicated to composition since he first picked up the bass. He has a special vision in conjuring his own groups and he is currently preparing and composing for his first stateside release. His first two albums, "Hajime" and "Memória de Amiba" show Carvalho's highly personal perspective in music featuring an original blend of contemporary jazz with elements from Portuguese music. Both projects got raving reviews from Portuguese and International media. André was awarded the prize "Carlos Paredes" in 2012, a prestigious prize that recognizes Portuguese music projects, as well as a "Best Group" recognition in the Bucharest International Jazz Competition. For this concert, Carvalho will play a set of his most recent compositions.

Comic Strip Live Comedy Club is a New York City staple for NY comedy, nightlife, and entertainment! Since 1975, Comic Strip Live has been the home to some of the biggest names and greatest legends in comedy. Drawing crowds 7 nights a week, Comic Strip Live Comedy Club is a right of passage for the young, fresh, up and coming Stand-Up Comics and the most iconic comedians in the biz. Enjoy scrumptious food favorites, and delicious mixed drinks and specialty brews as you laugh away each and every night.

Bang on a Can - 2018 People's Commissioning Fund Concert - Kaufman Music Center's Merkin Concert Hall February 15, 2018 - Upper West Side

Bang on a Can presents its annual People's Commissioning Fund concert, one of the most anticipated and reliable launching pads for composers in New York and beyond, as part of Kaufman Music Center's Ecstatic Music Festival. This year the Bang on a Can All-Stars will give world premieres by PCF-commissioned composers George Lewis and Angelica Negron. Additionally, the program will raid the archive of PCF commissions and feature The Schmetterling by Pamela Z (with Pamela performing), all the way back from the first annual PCF concert in 1998, plus Vortex (2003) by Annea Lockwood, Glamour Girl (2007) by Lukas Ligeti, and Stroking Piece #1 (2003) by Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore. This concert will be a New Sounds Live co-presentation with host John Schaefer and streamed live at www.newsounds.org.

Hands-on cooking lessons for kids ages 2-4  with an adult on Thursday, Jan. 18, Feb. 1, and Feb. 15. 

At the core of chamber music lies the intimate connection between musician and listener, and the Rose Studio Concerts embody this spirit. Enjoy classics and novelties of the chamber repertoire presented in a traditional concert setting.

At the core of chamber music lies the intimate connection between musician and listener, and Late Night Rose concerts embody this spirit. Enjoy classics and novelties of the chamber repertoire in a cabaret-style setting, a complimentary glass of wine, and engaging commentary.

New Orleans: birthplace of jazz and American cocktail culture. Get in the Mardi Gras spirit with this night of revelry devoted to the drinking culture of the Crescent City, and rediscover the cocktails and traditions that make it a cornerstone of cocktail history.

Stephen Colbert takes over from the venerable David Letterman. The show tapes at 5:30pm Monday - Friday. Tickets are free and the show sells out quickly, please consult their website to see if tickets are available and myriad rules and recommendations for attendance.

2018 Triennial: 'Songs for Sabotage' Artist Panel Discussion - New Museum February 15, 2018 - New York

Join us during the opening week of the New Museum's 2018 Triennial: "Songs for Sabotage" for a special artist panel with Triennial artists Cian Dayrit, Haroon Gunn-Salie, and Shen Xin, moderated by the exhibition's curators. "Songs for Sabotage" adopts the notion of sabotage as a model for artistic production, positing that what unites these artists is an understanding of the inescapability of global political and economic networks and a desire to respond with individual, localized gestures.

In a tour-de-force performance, writer-actor Aaron Davidman conjures a host of different characters while seeking answers to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in Wrestling Jerusalem. Creatively adapting his acclaimed one-man stage show using only simple props and backdrops, Davidman takes a multidimensional journey into the heart of the Middle East, and the intersection of politics, identity and spiritual yearning. He embodies and gives voice to 17 different characters on all sides of the existential divide-deftly moving between male and female, Jewish and Muslim, Israeli and Arab-modeling what it takes truly to bear witness through the eyes of the other. Challenging long-held beliefs with sharp and unblinking observation, Davidman finds both entrenched isolation and shared humanity in the shifting moral compasses and competing narratives of all his characters. Filmmaker Dylan Kussman moves freely and seamlessly among three locations-a live theater audience, the open expanse of a vast desert, and a small dressing room-exploiting the interplay of theatrical spontaneity, cinematic poetry, and spiritual intimacy. The result is a unique hybrid of stage and cinema that reignites hope for the future of this troubled region.

Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN) is a public access television network and media education center offering hyperlocal programming and low-cost media production courses to Manhattan residents at our 59th Street Studios and El Barrio Firehouse Community Media Center in East Harlem. Register for one of our free orientations to learn about the classes, workshops and events we offer.

Late Night has been entertained night owls for over twenty years now, starting with David Letterman, continuing on with Conan O'Brien and Jimmy Fallon, and is now hosted by SNL alum and former head writer Seth Meyers!

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.

The best way to learn about volunteering in Central Park is to attend one of our Volunteer Open House sessions. You'll learn in great detail about the many volunteer opportunities Central Park has to offer, and the commitments involved with each one. Conservancy staff members and veteran volunteers will provide information and answer questions. After the Open House, you'll have everything you need to decide which option fits you best. Please note: All prospective volunteers over the age of 18 are encouraged to attend. Attendance is required in order to become a Greeter or Gardener's Assistant. Questions: 212-360-2751

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah - The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Through February 15, 2018 - New York

Trevor Noah has a big chair to fill with the departure of John Stewart whose sharp and hilarious criticism of politics and media made "The Daily Show" a must see show. Attracting luminaries from politics, to entertainment, to culture and science, "The Daily Show" offers intelligent and witty insights into the issues of the day. The Daily Show tapes every Monday through Thursday at 5:45pm. Please visit their website or ticketing page (links to right) for more information.

With Walter Matthau and Elaine May. The first of four features directed by Elaine May – masterpieces every one – A NEW LEAF prefigured the difficulties she would face in later years (culminating in the inexplicably maligned ISHTAR, whose fatal impact on her directing career would leave American cinema immeasurably poorer). In its initial form, A NEW LEAF was three hours long, and May considered suing to block the release of Paramount's drastically edited version. Nevertheless, even in its abridged cut it's one of the great comic achievements of the 1970s, a jet black comedy about a once-wealthy playboy (Matthau at his best) who, finding himself penniless after having squandered his fortune, embarks on a search for a rich bachelorette to wed…and murder. Soon he finds what seems to be the perfect candidate, loopy botanist Henrietta (played brilliantly by May herself). But, needless to say, things don't go exactly as planned.

Swiss Institute Presents: Program 1: Andrew Norman Wilson: the Order of Ought - Anthology Film Archives February 15, 2018 - New York

This screening, featuring videos and selections by Andrew Norman Wilson, presents works in which artificial and animal intelligence play a role in the production of images to emphasize alien perspectives for human viewers. Wilson writes, "The works amount to an ethical disturbance in which the involvement of intelligent, amoral actors complicates a humanist legacy that understands the world as having been given for our needs and created in our image. From these revisionary vantage points, this stagnant legacy begins to contradict itself, amounting to an ecologically murderous, even suicidal tendency. I also sense an order of ought, a program for escape." Stan Brakhage MOTHLIGHT (1963, 4 min, 16mm. Preserved by Anthology Film Archives.) Andrew Norman Wilson ODE TO SEEKERS (2012 2016, 8-min loop, digital) Yuri Ancarani DA VINCI (2014, 25 min, 35mm) Andrew Norman Wilson THE UNTHINKABLE BYGONE (2016, 2 min, digital) Anonymous CHIMPANZEE ENJOYS A CIGARETTE (2010, 34 sec, digital) Jos De Gruyter & Harald Thys DIE AAP VAN BLOEMFONTEIN (2014, 23 min, digital) My Finger Family Rhymes FUNNY ANIMALS SWIMMING RACE ANIMALS INDOOR PLAYGROUND FOR KIDS 3D COLORS ANIMALS FINGER FAMILY SONGS (2017, 5-min excerpt, digital) Total running time: ca. 80 min.

With Charles Grodin, Cybill Shepherd, Jeannie Berlin, and Eddie Albert. "Were there film-historical justice in the world, THE HEARTBREAK KID would be remembered as something more than a finger-jabbed-a-little-too-sharply-in-the-ribs footnote to THE GRADUATE. An excruciatingly hilarious masterpiece of modern misanthropy, May's second directorial outing stars Charles Grodin as a newlywed who, not five days into his honeymoon, mercilessly dumps his bride (played, with an Oscar-nominated mixture of hapless pathos and a double order of egg salad, by May's daughter, Jeannie Berlin) in order to pursue Cybill Shepherd's teenage Minnesota WASP princess. An anatomy of internalized rage, curdled misogyny, and bottomless self-deception, May's second film – as indeed do each of the four films she directed – deserves better." –Chuck Stephens, FILM COMMENT

Lunar New Year at Children's Museum of the Arts - Children's Museum of the Arts February 15, 2018 - New York

City Love NYC is a monthly showcase for up and coming artists to share their talent with others. Accompanied by a house band, the artists perform their original material along with covers creating a quality music experience! #citylovenyc

Prateek is a singer-songwriter from Boston, Massachusetts. He first picked up the guitar in middle school, and began writing songs in college influenced both by classic folk artists such as Simon and Garfunkel and contemporary artists such as Jason Isbell and Ryan Adams. After releasing an EP, "Walking in my Sleep," in 2016, Prateek has finally released his debut single "Emma," available on Spotify, iTunes, and all other platforms where fine music is sold.

Ghost Component is a 3-piece goth(ic) band featuring elaborate instrumental parts and lyrically dealing with perception, beauty, and uncertainty.

Bang on a Can - 2018 People's Commissioning Fund Concert - Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center February 15, 2018 - New York

Bang on a Can presents its annual People's Commissioning Fund concert, one of the most anticipated and reliable launching pads for composers in New York and beyond, as part of Kaufman Music Center's Ecstatic Music Festival. This year the Bang on a Can All-Stars will give world premieres by PCF-commissioned composers George Lewis and Angelica Negron. Additionally, the program will raid the archive of PCF commissions and feature The Schmetterling by Pamela Z (with Pamela performing), all the way back from the first annual PCF concert in 1998, plus Vortex (2003) by Annea Lockwood, Glamour Girl (2007) by Lukas Ligeti, and Stroking Piece #1 (2003) by Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore. This concert will be a New Sounds Live co-presentation with host John Schaefer and streamed live at www.newsounds.org. $25. Presented by Bang on a Can http://bangonacan.org info@bangonacan.org 718-852-7755

Lofty comedy gets liquored up when actors under the influence perform a reading of A DAY OF GROUNDHOG, Robert Price's new Shakespearean adaptation of, you guessed it, Groundhog Day! Part scripted, part improvisation, part drinking game, Drunk Restoration Comedy allows the cast to utilize a combination of their professional training, both on stage and in the bar, as audience members decide which performers will have the most mighty hangovers

An intense workout fusing martial arts, fitness, moving meditations and inspirational conversations to strengthen your body and mind. Redefine your belief in yourself, learn to be present in the moment, quiet your mind and become aware of your inner strength.

The Q debuts at Don't Tell Mama's this May. Joseph Macchia producer and creator is bringing back his talk show The Q to midtown. Joining Joseph on the panel will be Thomas Dieter and Shawn Moninger. There has been The View, The Chew and The Talk but nothing like The Q ...and it's hosted by all gay men who vary in interests, abilities and backgrounds. There's the Long Islander with a leathery past, the free-spirited southern boy with a thing for attention, and the reverend who knows a thing or two about what's GOOD. They sing, they joke, they talk, and they're up for most anything. Special guests to include singers and musicians, comics and writers, florists and sex-toy store owners, among others. Specialty Topics and more to be discussed.

Every Third Thursday of the month at 9pm, count on to QED to be your happy place. Happy Place Comedy is a carefree comedy show with a unique lineup of established and up-and-coming New York City comedians, hosted by Sue Funke and Katie Compa. It's the perfect way to escape your troubles and enjoy a funny and friendly atmosphere [with featured special comfort foods] before taking on the weekend!

LGBTQ & Friends: A Night OUT at the Morgan - The Morgan Library & Museum February 15, 2018 - New York

Join us for a special evening celebration featuring the work of two iconic gay artists on view this season: playwright Tennessee Williams, and photographer Peter Hujar. Enjoy curator-led tours, live music, and drinks in Gilbert Court.

Jonas Mekas: Anecdotes from a Career in NYC Art and Film World - 92Y February 15, 2018 - Upper East Side

Celebrated filmmaker, writer and poet, Jonas Mekas discusses his extraordinary career, including the artistic luminaries he met along the way, and presents anecdotes from his visual autobiography, A Dance with Fred Astaire.Born in Lithuania in 1922, Jonas Mekas survived a World War II labor camp and postwar displacement before immigrating to New York in 1949. He had an instrumental role in the careers of Jack Smith, Andy Warhol and numerous other iconic artists, hanging out with everyone from Maya Deren to John and Yoko, from Tiny Tim to Salvador Dalí, from the Kennedys to Fred Astaire.

You only have one chance to make a first impression … and your resume is often the first impression that potential employers have of you. Learn strategies and tips on how to create a highly effective, clearly written and informative resume that makes an impact. Get advice on how to articulate your value and show potential employers that you can fill their needs. And, get the insider's view on what to avoid to you ensure you get into the "yes" pile!

From Icebox Cake to Molecular Gastronomy: 100 Years of Food Trends - 92Y February 15, 2018 - Upper East Side

Join food historian and expert Francine Segan as she journeys through the past and present of our favorite foods. Programs include rich histories and delicious tastings.Discover the origins of iconic classics like pineapple upside cake and Caesar Salad. Learn how feminism and the invention of the refrigerator combined to give us icebox cake and "sorority salad" and why Prohibition sparked a candy boom. Learn about make-do Depression era innovations like "mystery cake" and mock apple pie, WWII rationing, '50s cocktail party craze, and the Jackie Kennedy and Julia Child-influenced French craze. From molecular gastronomy to 3-D printed food, hear about the cutting edge — and the very edgy — trends popular today. Includes a tasting.

Get ready for Shabbat with a joyous and active musical experience! Children, parents, grandparents and nannies are all a part of our Shababa Friday family. Join us for this playful and soulful experience of singing, dancing, jumping and celebrating as a community!

Parm, an acclaimed casual Italian restaurant, is the perfect place to start your Barclays Center experience. Make your dinner reservation for Parm by calling 917.618.6340 or online through RESERVE. For information on individual suites, please call 718.BK.SUITE. LIRR TRAIN TIME APP Download the LIRR Train Time app to get real-time information. Pick your station, check a countdown to your train's arrival and easily search for your destination. Basic train information is available even without cellular service. Download the Metro-North App LIRR SCHEDULE Plan your trip to Barclays Center with a quick search of the schedule online. View Schedule LIRR SCHEDULE UPDATES Before you leave Barclays Center, check our screens in the arena's main concourse for the latest information on LIRR schedules and service alerts. LIRR EXPANDED SERVICE The Long Island Rail Road has enhanced service to make Islanders games in Brooklyn easily accessible for fans from Long Island. View Details For hotel information, please visit New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge. For special rates, check "corporate/promotional code" and then enter W85.

Children's Movie Night: 'My Little Pony: The Movie' - Queens Village Library February 15, 2018 - Queens Village

Hairy Lion Comics invites you to meet local artists, illustrators and representatives from your favorite comic stores from all over NYC.

The darling of all badasses, Lauren O'Brien is alternative punk cabaret – with dashes of poetry and spices of comedy - for the new millennium! She is "fierce, fearless, and a force to be reckoned with," according to MPress international recording artist Rachael Sage. Lauren is constantly evolving… she started out as an actress, became a lyricist for the rock band PAO (featuring Janice Robinson and Emmy winner Fred Shehadi), fronted a band in the vein of Patti Smith, and evolved into a punk cabaret powerhouse! Lauren has toured extensively and played festivals such as New York City's CMJ, Howl! Fest, MEANY Fest, The Seaside Music Festival, The NY Funny Songs Festival, and The Joys of Hemp Festival. Her first two studio albums, Inconsequential Dream & Panic, earned her two New Century Music Awards. Some say Lauren's newest album, The Devil's Girlfriend, sounds like a love affair between Amanda Palmer and The Pixies. Lauren is currently working on a series of holiday songs (Constant Holiday) with Paul Anthony and touring with rocker Lisa Bianco. Lauren is an ethical vegetarian and a hardcore Buddhist... that sometimes finds its way into her songs. "Lauren O'Brien takes her fans from the spoken word onto a circus ride through never never land, then kicks their rocknroll ass all over town before she heals them with love's cascade. If you hang out with her after the show, who knows where you'll end up…." - David Tanner, RockNRoll Scene

Inside a Redwood tree off the coast of California; within a tunnel by Snoqualmie Pass; on an airstrip in Marble, Colorado; in a wild daisy field near Crested Butte—these are just a few of the places Los Angeles trio, Magic Giant, recorded its debut album, aptly titled, In the Wind (Washington Square/Razor & Tie). Austin Bisnow (lead vocals), Zambricki Li (banjo, violin, harmonica), and Zang (acoustic guitar, cello) welcomed nature into the fold as their unofficial fourth member. "It was fate," recalls Zambricki. "We were scheduled to play all these festivals—Electric Forest, Wanderlust, Lightning in a Bottle—that just so happened to be in really beautiful parts of the country." During Spring 2016, the boys bought a shuttle bus, converted it into a solar-powered mobile recording studio, added a California King on hydraulics, and fondly named her Queen Elizabeth. "There were spaces of time between shows where we could get creative," explains Zang. "Using the bus to power microphones, we recorded outside—literally In The Wind—across North America." "Living in the city, it's easy to forget how enchanting the road can be," Zang adds. "We recorded anywhere and everywhere. There were no ceilings or limits to what we could capture."

Originally from Portland, Maine, Kate Merrill has been developing and honing her sound in the New York City Music scene for the past several years. Her voice has been described as Sia meets Duffy. She is releasing her debut EP 'Moving On' in July, which features the single 'Higher Place.' 'Moving On' was written to signify the growth and changes of Kate as an artist throughout her time in New York City. Kate also works for a Denver based band called Style throughout the state of Colorado. Her performances around NYC include appearances at The Bowery Electric, The Bitter End, The Cutting Room, The Way Station, Union Hall, among others. Her EP release show will be held at Arlene's Grocery in the Lower East Side of Manhattan in September. Kate's music education began at Manhattanville College in Purchase, NY where she earned credits as a Musical Theatre Major, with a concentration in Vocal Performance. She went on to graduate from Wagner College in 2009 with a B.S. in Arts Administration with a concentration in Music and Theater. She also studied under the classical voice instruction of Lynne Vardaman and Elizabeth McCullough.

CHANG ROOM, 6TH FLOOR OF BUTLER LIBRARY (IN THE RARE BOOK & MANUSCRIPT LIBRARY) The Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program and the First-Year Writing Program invite you to a brief introduction to CODICOLOGY. We will examine original manuscripts and early-print books housed at the Columbia Rare Book & Manuscript Library, exploring what these material texts teach us about literary history. This 90-minute workshop in the archive will be led by Consuelo Dutschke, Curator of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts. Space is limited to only ten students per session. If you are interested in attending and all ten spots are full, please add your name; you will be on a wait list and will be notified if a space becomes available.

Breaking musical boundaries, Student Life's annual concert features performers of non-dominant identities. Past performers include: Princess Nokia, Awkwafina, and Quay Dash. It is THE musical experience at Barnard! Stay tuned for more info about this year's performers.

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.

Roundtable, the MoMath Math Teachers’ Circle: Games of Chance and Life Lessons - National Museum of Mathematics February 15, 2018 - Gramercy

Probability underlies many games of chance, but it's not all fun and games. Is cell phone insurance a good idea? What about auto or home insurance? How does FEMA decide if it’s going to go in and rescue people in a disaster? Join Phil Dituri to play some games and learn some life lessons, all at the same time.

1960s: The Crucible of the Postmodern - Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall February 15, 2018 - New York

Whether challenged by the limits of traditional media or excited by the aesthetic potential of new technology, artists of the 1960s felt the imperative to calibrate their work more closely to real experience and to engage the spectator as never before. New York University Associate Professor Julia Robinson explores how this break with past traditions paved the way for contemporary art today.

Melanie Baker lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Baker earned her BFA from Pratt Institute and her MFA from Stony Brook University. Baker's artwork has been featured in solo and group exhibitions at many venues around New York City including the Brooklyn Museum, the Jersey City Museum, Roebling Hall and White Box. Baker received a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in 2003 and was named the recipient of the 2003 New York Foundation for Arts Prize. Other grants and fellowships include the Art Omi International Artists' Colony, the Sacatar Foundation in Bahia, Brazil, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council's Workspace Program, Djerassi Resident Artists' Program, the Tyrone Guthrie Center at Annaghmakerrig, Ireland, Valparaiso in Mojacar, Spain and Yaddo.

Elite International Music Competition Student Recital - Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall February 15, 2018 - New York

The legendary Wailers band returns to bring its revolutionary sound to fans around the world. Steered by famed bassist and founder Aston "Familyman" Barrett, and joined in solidarity with original Wailers' guitarists Junior Marvin and Donald Kinsey, The Wailers continue to make musical history. From 1973 to 1980, Bob Marley & The Wailers recorded, toured, and performed before countless millions worldwide. Since 1981, Familyman and Junior have carried on the mission to "keep The Wailers together," just as Bob requested, affirming: "By doing that, you keep me alive through the music." In tribute to the late co-founder and drummer Carlton "Carly" Barrett, The Wailers present Aston Barrett, Jr. on drums. It's startling how the young powerhouse delivers with his uncle's inspiring landmark style. Lead singer Joshua David Barrett is a Rastaman by lifestyle and culture. Josh delivers Bob's powerful message of Jah love and unity through his performance and interaction with the audience. Also on stage are singers Shema McGregor, daughter of I Three Judy Mowatt, and Hassanah, a multi-cultural powerhouse; veterans Owen "Dreadie" Reid on guitar/bass and Noel Davey on keyboards. The performance anchor is live engineer Dennis Thompson, the man responsible for The Wailers sound in stadiums, clubs, and studios throughout the '70s. There are more than 250 million Bob Marley & The Wailers recordings sold, including 1977's Exodus, anointed Best Album of the Century in 1999 by Time Magazine, and "One Love," named Song of the Millennium that same year by BBC. Spin Magazine listed Bob Marley & The Wailers at #4 of the "50 Greatest Bands of All Times," while The New York Times named Bob Marley the most significant musician of the 20th century. These accolades were made possible by the creative, timeless, and distinctive music, lyrics and production by these incomparable Wailers musicians.

Over the past 15 years, Canada's own Skratch Bastid has been spreading his skills and name around the world, one sweaty crowd at a time. What first started at DJ competitions like DMC, ITF, and Scribble Jam where he became a certified entertainer and show favorite has now affected the four corners of the globe, establishing him as a "DJ's DJ" and a true master of the craft recognized by the best in the game. At the rate of over 150 shows a year over the last decade, his reputation as one of the hardest working DJs in the world comes as no surprise. Increasingly heralded for his comfort and versatility in different styles – hip hop, funk, disco, club, rock and just about anything that makes people dance- the Bastid has rocked dance floors in Asia, Europe, Down Under and everywhere in between. With an incomparable hold in his country where he has become a staple of Canadian DJ history, he now celebrates his culture and community in his home base of Toronto and throughout Canada with the annual Bastid's BBQ held every summer. His collaborations at the concert series The Flex as well as his cross-country live A/V show Skratch Of All Trades have kept him one step ahead of the competition by pushing the boundaries of live DJing. In 2011, he officially began his ambassadorship of the widely-popular Red Bull Thre3style competition and has since been an integral part of its international success, touring with it globally. This relentless approach to live performance always gives him a leg up as a producer, helping him craft some of the most critically-acclaimed production work in Canadian hip hop including the Juno nominated Situation album with Buck 65 and Shad's Flying Colours, among others. His own remixes and blends have also amassed millions of plays and become supreme ammo for selectors around the world. The turntable champion and crowd favorite is steadily taking his craft to new heights and bringing his audience along for the ride. Having rocked the bar many times, Skratch Bastid is always the first one to raise it.

That Brennan Girl. 1964. Directed by Alfred Santell - MoMA : Museum of Modern Art February 15, 2018 - New York

1964. USA. Directed by Alfred Santell. Raised as a grifter by her single mother, a San Francisco girl (Mona Freeman, in the role that should have made her a star) learns to adjust her priorities when she is left a young war widow, with a child of her own to take care of. Unaccountably overlooked, this resonant, formally inventive film was the final work of the director Alfred Santell as well as the last leading role of Oscar-winner James Dunn. 95 min.

International multiplatinum recording artist Patrizio Buanne has taken the world by storm with CDs of his original and old sexy ballads or up-tempo tunes, all rooted in the pop traditions (not pop-opera!) of his Southern Italian homeland, earning him the title: "The Ambassador of Dolce Vita" or "the Neapolitan pop crooner" Particularly known for his powerful voice as well as his engaging and spectacular performance, the young european born Neapolitan crooner, Patrizio Buanne, has developed legions of fans across the globe and has earned a well deserved reputation as one of the world's most unique performers. For 2018 Patrizio and his team decided to tour in the US the most prestigious jazz club styled venues in order to connect with his audience on a much more intimate and personal level. Without his big band, orchestra or any usual big production. The voice and his band. "upclose & personal" Performing on one side many of his greatest hits including "Forever begins tonight", "Un Angelo" or "Solo tu My Baby", he adds of course spirited interpretations of timeless pop standards from the Italian and Neapolitan songbook that became known as his trade mark such as "Il Mondo", "Mambo Italiano" or "Dicitenciello vuie" -and songs from his brand new 2018 CD release "ITALIANISSIMO" that will get you romantic AND dancing off your seat.

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.

Lincoln Center's American Songbook: Justin Vivian Bond is Down on Creation: On Top of the World with The Carpenters - The Appel Room February 15, 2018 - New York

Performance artist and transgender trailblazer Justin Vivian Bond explores the extensive catalog of gender outlaw and body dysmorphia poster-girl Karen Carpenter, bringing a thoughtful new context to the troubled life of the '70's icon.

STEVE HACKETT – GENESIS REVISITED, SOLO GEMS & GTR – 2018 TOUR DE FORCE! Former Genesis guitarist and prog legend Steve Hackett is returning for a North American tour in February 2018. Steve's exciting new show will bring back huge Genesis favorites he co-wrote, such as 'Supper's Ready', 'Dancing with the Moonlit Knight', 'Fountain of Salmacis', 'Firth of Fifth' & 'The Musical Box', also including songs like 'One for the Vine' and 'Inside & Out', not seen by many since the 1970s… His solo set will celebrate 40 years of 'Please Don't Touch' and will also include special GTR number 'When The Heart Rules The Mind', with other old favourites and songs from his groundbreaking new album, 'The Night Siren'. Joining Steve on this tour are Roger King (keyboards), Gary O'Toole (drums / percussion), Rob Townsend (saxes / flutes), Jonas Reingold (bass / twelve string) and Nad Sylvan on vocals. From the 1970s and onward, Steve has had an extraordinary career, first with Genesis and then solo, releasing over 30 solo albums and a huge North American hit album with supergroup GTR. Steve has invented techniques like tapping and sweep-picking. Eddie Van Halen and Brian May have both acknowledged his influence. Renowned as one of the most innovative rock musicians of our time, in 2010 he was inducted into the prestigious Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Don't miss this outstanding live Steve Hackett Genesis Revisited, Solo Gems & GTR 2018 Tour de Force! BIOGRAPHY: Steve Hackett is renowned as an immensely talented and innovative rock musician. He was lead guitarist with Genesis as part of their classic line up with Gabriel, Collins, Banks and Rutherford, that produced acclaimed albums such as Selling England by the Pound (a favourite of John Lennon). With Steve's extraordinary versatility in both his electric guitar playing and his composing, he involves influences from many genres, including Jazz, World Music and Blues. He is equally adept in his classical albums that include renditions of pieces by composers from Bach to Satie, his own acoustic guitar compositions that have gained the admiration of many, including Yehudi Menuhin, and ambitious guitar/ orchestra albums such as A Midsummer Night's Dream, recorded with the Royal Philharmonic. With Genesis, Steve's guitar playing produced some of the most memorable moments, from the sensitivity of his acoustic sound on Horizons and Blood on the Rooftops the dramatic rock guitar solos of Firth of Fifth and Fountain of Salmacis. As he embarked on his solo career he developed his exceptional range, pushing musical boundaries into exciting areas, inventing new sounds and also techniques such as 'tapping'. His solo career went from strength to strength and the mid eighties not only saw the hit single Cell 151, but also the Steve Hackett and Steve Howe super group GTR, highly successful in America. After GTR Steve worked further with many renowned musicians such as Paul Carrick, Bonny Tyler, John Wetton and Brian May, who has credited Steve as an early influence. Steve went on to produce his hit album Genesis Revisited. He went even further back to his roots with Blues with a Feeling, whilst continuing to challenge his own 'horizons' with an amazingly eclectic mix of sounds, genres and a sense of the exotic that excites his many followers to this day. Recent albums have possessed a high level of sophistication, along with an ever-present powerful dynamic, from the dramatic and atmospheric darkness of Darktown and Wild Orchids to the colourful voyage through time and space of To Watch the Storms. 2009's Out Of The Tunnel's Mouth, written and recorded in the midst of domestic and professional upheaval, was released to an overwhelmingly positive response from fans and reviewers alike, many of them proclaiming it his best ever. Hot on the heels of OOTTM was Beyond the Shrouded Horizon released in 2011, which has easily received an equally enthusiastic response. In 2012 Steve collaborated with Chris Squire of Yes on the "Squackett" album A Life Within a Day. Steve's live electric gigs take his fans on an extraordinary journey drawn from a rich musical heritage. Perennial Genesis favourites such as the mighty Firth Of Fifth sit alongside solo classics, while more recent solo material is also included, demonstrating that Steve is an artist still at the very top of his game. Supported by some of the best musicians on the planet, Steve's unique guitar work remains the fulcrum on which this challenging and exhilarating show is balanced. Genesis' induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in March 2010 stands as a testament to the enduring qualities of their music. Steve has always held a torch for the classic Genesis music. His Genesis Revisited II, a double CD, involves several iconic artists and contains many Genesis favourites. It was released in late October 2012. A Genesis Revisited worldwide tour in 2013 was followed by a Genesis Extended tour in 2014 and early 2015 due to popular demand… Never one to rest on his laurels, Steve continues to blaze a trail with new material and to be an exhilarating and groundbreaking artist. Following the success of his album Wolflight, his latest album The Night Siren gained even more notoriety, charting in several countries and reaching the top 30 in the UK charts. He tours worldwide. In February / March 2018 he will tour from North America to South America encompassing his whole career with Genesis Revisited, new and old solo numbers and a touch of GTR… www.hackettsongs.com

Basic Pitch is a New York City based a cappella group made up of 9 women that believe fiercely in the power of sisterhood and song. Hailing from a range of musical backgrounds that includes both professional a cappella and musical theater, the women of Basic Pitch founded the group in 2015 not just as an outlet for their mutual passion for singing, but to build a collective of strong women who share a love of music. They've taken their fun and boisterous live show to classic New York venues like the Bitter End, Cake Shop, and Arlene's Grocery, and their unique and diverse roster includes covers by everyone from Stevie Nicks, to Kendrick Lamar, to the Spice Girls.

Pedro Pablo "Pedrito" Martinez was born in Havana, Cuba, Sept 12, 1973. He began his musical career at the age of 11, performing as vocalist and percussionist with such Cuban legends as Tata Guines and Munequitos de Matanzas. He was brought to Canada in 1998, by Jane Bunnett, to tour with her group, Spirits of Havana. His decision to remain in North America to pursue his career, proved to be an auspicious one when, two years later, the annual Thelonious Monk Institute Competition showcased Afro-Latin Hand Drumming for the first time ever. Pedro entered and won first place.

Indoors at Nowadays is a gathering place with an amazing analog soundsystem and wood dance floor. The room was dreamt up and brought into being by the Mister Saturday Night and Mister Sunday guys. We're on the border of Bushwick and Ridgewood. We throw parties on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and we do immersive listening sessions called Planetarium on Sundays. In mid-January we'll open with food, drinks and good tunes playing on the hi-fi pretty much every day of the year.

The legendary Wailers band returns to bring its revolutionary sound to fans around the world. Steered by famed bassist and founder Aston "Familyman" Barrett, and joined in solidarity with original Wailers' guitarists Junior Marvin and Donald Kinsey, The Wailers continue to make musical history. From 1973 to 1980, Bob Marley & The Wailers recorded, toured, and performed before countless millions worldwide. Since 1981, Familyman and Junior have carried on the mission to "keep The Wailers together," just as Bob requested, affirming: "By doing that, you keep me alive through the music." In tribute to the late co-founder and drummer Carlton "Carly" Barrett, The Wailers present Aston Barrett, Jr. on drums. It's startling how the young powerhouse delivers with his uncle's inspiring landmark style. Lead singer Joshua David Barrett is a Rastaman by lifestyle and culture. Josh delivers Bob's powerful message of Jah love and unity through his performance and interaction with the audience. Also on stage are singers Shema McGregor, daughter of I Three Judy Mowatt, and Hassanah, a multi-cultural powerhouse; veterans Owen "Dreadie" Reid on guitar/bass and Noel Davey on keyboards. The performance anchor is live engineer Dennis Thompson, the man responsible for The Wailers sound in stadiums, clubs, and studios throughout the '70s.

Legendary music icons, THREE DOG NIGHT, celebrating nearly 5 decades, claims some of the most astonishing statistics in popular music. In the years 1969 through 1974, no other group achieved more top 10 hits, moved more records or sold more concert tickets than THREE DOG NIGHT. THREE DOG NIGHT hits wind through the fabric of pop culture today, whether on the radio where they are heard day in and day out, in TV commercials or in major motion pictures -- songs like "Mama Told Me (Not To Come)", "Joy to the World", "Black and White", "Shambala" and "One" serve to heighten our emotions and crystallize THREE DOG NIGHT's continuing popularity.

Freedy Johnston w/ Graham Maby and Brian Doherty - Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3 February 15, 2018 - New York

Jerome Greene Hall, Room 101 RSVP to Doreen Bermudez at dbermudez@cchr.nyc.gov or call (212) 416-0232 by February 15,2018. To request an assistive listening device, interpretation, or another accommodation, please email Anna Martinez at armartinez@cchr.nyc.gov by February 12. Wheelchair accessible entrance on 435 West 116th Street, New York, NY 10027

Examining the Silk Road and six cities in China, art and travel writer Irene Shaland discusses why the Jewish population of China nearly disappeared and the ways in which their history overlaps with the Jews of Europe and America. This event is being presented in collaboration with the Museum of Jewish Heritage

Defend Puerto Rico Exhibit | Opening Reception - Caribbean Cultural Center (CCCADI) February 15, 2018 - New York

On Thursday, February 15th, in the spirit of resistance and resilience, you're invited to the opening of Defend PR, CCCADI's first art exhibit of 2018 at our new, historic Landmark location. Curated by Mikey Cordero of the Defend PR project, the Defend PR Exhibit explores the creative documentation and stories told through the Defend Puerto Rico Transmedia project with a compilation of photography, video, design, and immersive media. An exhibit experience that guides the audience through the past, current, and future dialogue of Puerto Rican identity, culture, and diaspora relationships. The Defend PR Exhibit is a 6-part exhibit consisting of a compilation of photography, video, design and immersive 360º media that provides the public with access to the current resistance movements and the artists who are documenting their voice and identity in the shadows of U.S. colonization and the current economic crisis.

The Academic are indie rock band from Westmeath, Ireland. The band consists of: Craig Fitzgerald (Lead vocals + Guitar) Matt Murtagh (Guitar) Stephen Murtagh (Bass) Dean Gavin (Drums)

Estate Collection of Costume Jewelry includes a nice selection of artist signed pieces including Lawrence Vrba, Stoneware Crocks and Jugs, Western Art, Bronzes, Sterling Silver, Collection of Crucifixes, Important Works of Art including a Collection of Artwork by Graham Collins, Oversized Oil on Canvas by Oswaldo Guayasamin (65" x 58"), Bruce Crane, William "Bill" Gollings. Collection of Bronzes and Pedestals, Nice selection of Clocks and More.

Roundtable, the MoMath Math Teachers' Circle - National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath) February 15, 2018 - New York

Join the MoMath Roundtable! If you're a K-6 educator who wants to enjoy or improve your relationship with math, don't miss the next installation of the Math Teachers' Circle at MoMath. Join us for an evening of creative math play and camaraderie. Educators of other grade levels are also welcome.

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

Join MAS for Jane's Walk 2018 – an annual festival of citizen-led walking tours inspired by urban activist, Jane Jacobs! Share your passion for the city by leading a walk this coming May 4- 6! Walks combine the simple act of exploring the city with personal observations, local history, and civic engagement. Interested in joining the Jane's Walk movement but looking for inspiration? We invite you to attend an Information Session at MAS (488 Madison Avenue) to get some tips from veteran walk leaders and learn about the resources available in planning and leading a Jane's Walk.

Too Much Johnson. 1938. Directed by Orson Welles - MoMA : Museum of Modern Art February 15, 2018 - New York

Too Much Johnson. 1938. USA. Directed by Orson Welles. With Joseph Cotten, Ruth Ford, George Duthie, Edgar Barrier. 35mm. Silent. 66 min. Welles's first professional undertaking as a filmmaker was this unfinished project, a silent film in three parts meant to be shown with the Mercury Theatre's 1938 production of William Gillette's 1894 stage farce. Though Welles seems to have completed the editing of only the first seven minutes before the film component of the production was abandoned, the surviving 66-minute work print—discovered in a warehouse in Pordenone, Italy—offers a world of wonderment to Welles, revealing its director to be well on the way to the stylistic advances that would startle the world in Citizen Kane three years later.

Habaneros. 2017. Directed by Julien Temple - MoMA : Museum of Modern Art February 15, 2018 - New York

Habaneros. 2017. Great Britain/Cuba. Directed by Julien Temple. Co-presented with Cinema Tropical. In Spanish; English subtitles. 126 min. Opening night. US premiere Acclaimed filmmaker Julien Temple celebrates the rich history of Cuba and its people in this homage to Havana. Weaving together archival footage, animations, movie excerpts, and interviews, and featuring a vibrant soundtrack of salsa, jazz, rumba, mambo, and hip hop, the film presents key moments in the city's recent history—from the abolition of slavery at the end of the 19th century to the revolution of Fidel Castro—up to the current moment, with Havana on the brink of an exciting new global presence.

Independent Women is a monthly screening series bringing you underrated, overlooked, "Why haven't I seen this?!" films directed by women. "To celebrate the one-year anniversary of Independent Women we're watching one of the greatest films ever made ever. Ever." – Shayana Filmore, Independent Women Curator & Host "An enigmatic masterpiece from one of the finest living film-makers." – The Guardian After a long voyage from Scotland, pianist Ada McGrath (Holly Hunter) and her young daughter, Flora (Anna Paquin), are left with all their belongings, including a piano, on a New Zealand beach. Ada, who has been mute since childhood, has been sold into marriage to a local man named Alisdair Stewart (Sam Neill). Making little attempt to warm up to Alisdair, Ada soon becomes intrigued by his Maori-friendly acquaintance, George Baines (Harvey Keitel), leading to tense, life-altering conflicts. Dir. Jane Campion. 1993. 121 min. Stick around after the film! Redeem your ticket at the bar for $2 off any drink.

Dirty Fences Goodbye Love is the brand new album from New York City's hardest-working band, Dirty Fences! Out now via NYC's own Greenway Records, it's the band's third studio album and comes as a follow-up to 2013's Too High To Kross (Volcom) and 2015's Full Tramp (Slovenly). The album is available on limited-edition splatter vinyl, cassette, CD and digitally. Dirty Fences are a quintessential New York band: the kind the city is known for producing; the band you'd want to hear blasting out the PA at some dive bar that is beyond capacity before they even take stage. They often refer to themselves as a gang, and that mentality is evident in every meaty riff and perfectly-executed harmony on Goodbye Love. It's a perfect slice of wax that evokes early American rock and punk acts such as Redd Kross, The MC5, and Johnny Thunders — whilst showing an obsession with early KISS and Motley Crüe through the lens of The Dictators and Ramones — but the band still manages to maintain an identity all their own on the new record.

MAGIC GIANT Inside a Redwood tree off the coast of California; within a tunnel by Snoqualmie Pass; on an airstrip in Marble, Colorado; in a wild daisy field near Crested Butte—these are just a few of the places Los Angeles trio, Magic Giant, recorded its debut album, aptly titled, In the Wind (Washington Square/Razor & Tie). Austin Bisnow (lead vocals), Zambricki Li (banjo, violin, harmonica), and Zang (acoustic guitar, cello) welcomed nature into the fold as their unofficial fourth member. "It was fate," recalls Zambricki. "We were scheduled to play all these festivals—Electric Forest, Wanderlust, Lightning in a Bottle—that just so happened to be in really beautiful parts of the country." During Spring 2016, the boys bought a shuttle bus, converted it into a solar-powered mobile recording studio, added a California King on hydraulics, and fondly named her Queen Elizabeth. "There were spaces of time between shows where we could get creative," explains Zang. "Using the bus to power microphones, we recorded outside—literally In The Wind—across North America." "Living in the city, it's easy to forget how enchanting the road can be," Zang adds. "We recorded anywhere and everywhere. There were no ceilings or limits to what we could capture." Just before Magic Giant hit the road, their single "Set on Fire" began heating up. Independently released, it went from their studio to #4 on Spotify's US Viral 50, eventually amassing nearly 4 million streams in less than a year. It became a favorite on Los Angeles radio, hitting #1 on KROQ's Locals Only. It was after this success that the three-piece landed a deal with Washington Square. Billboard claimed, "With a joyful live show the band is inspiring mass dance-alongs," while NPR wrote, "Magic Giant captures the energy and spirit of the past few waves of upbeat, passionate indie-folk." Magic Giant represents the union of three distinct, dynamic, and diverse artistic voices. Since his childhood in Washington, D.C., Austin obsessively pursued his love of songwriting. He studied classical composition and then went on to write songs with artists ranging from John Legend to David Guetta. New Jersey native Zambricki got hit by a car in junior high, fell into a coma, and once he woke, miraculously learned violin in 4 days through a rare brain trauma reorganization now known as Acquired Savant Syndrome: "If I could go back, I'd throw myself in front of the car," Zambricki chuckles. Later on he began writing and one of his first songs was featured in the Sundance-awarded film Paper Heart. Born and raised in Los Angeles to Persian immigrants, Zang learned upright bass in grade school before picking up guitar and studying dance. He caught the attention of Austin and Zambricki when they came across online videos of him salsa dancing and were instantly hooked. The three are an unlikely match, but their magnetic chemistry can get any crowd moving, from a sold out show at the legendary Troubadour to a sunset music or yoga festival audience. The group has recently toured with bands such as Beats Antique, The Revivalists, and Mike Posner. In The Wind threads together a musical cartography of alternative, pop, and folk. The instrumentation includes (get ready…) orchestral drums, banjo, trumpet, saxophone, harmonica, synthesizers, electric bass, cello, viola, violin, dobro, lap steel, mandolin, and more as the musical and lyrical palettes prove equally vibrant. "We use whatever instruments are best for the song," says Austin. "Lyrically, when we get together to write," adds Zang, "it's different from what we would have imagined individually. That's the beauty of co-writing—we become one unique voice we may never have found on our own." The road eventually took the band to Atlanta, where they met up with producer Ben Allen to help glue the body of work together. Returning home to their converted 1940's bomb-shelter studio, The Bunker, Magic Giant put the finishing touches on their debut record. Austin leaves us with, "When people hear our music or experience a show, we want to bring out the most uninhibited version of themselves." The Brevet

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.

Viniloversus Viniloversus is a Latin Grammy winning rock band based out of Miami, FL. The band, originally from Caracas, Venezuela, recently released their first English album titled "Days of Exile" which is a follow-up to their first 3 critically acclaimed albums. The outfit is currently touring in the US where they have recently participated in important music festivals and conferences such as III Points Music Festival (Miami) and LAMC (NYC). The album is available on vinyl as well as all digital platforms. Viniloversus is: Rodrigo Gonsalves, Juan Victor Belisario, Orlando Martinez, Adrian Salas and Alberto Duhau. Them Fangs

Big Jay Oakerson- from the Very Popular 'Legion of Skanks Podcast' - Levity Live February 15, 2018 - West Nyack

Big Jay Oakerson is one of the most beloved and easily recognizable comedians in New York City. His easy charm and dirty delivery endear him to audiences every night at The Comedy Cellar, The Stand and Stand Up New York. He's no stranger to the rest of America, either, regularly headlining across the country and playing festivals including Bonaroo, Jager's Korn tour, Rock Star Energy Drink's Mayhem Fest, Gathering of the Juggalos and Funny or Die's Oddball Festival. Jay has also recently been featured on This Is Not Happening with Ari Shaffir, Comedy Underground with Dave Attell, FX's Louie, Inside Amy Schumer, and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. This last year, Jay's Comedy Central hour special "Big Jay Oakerson: Live At Webster Hall" premiered. Filmed at the legendary music venue in New York City providing the perfect heavy metal vibe for the show. Jay's comedy is raw, compelling and honest to the core, as he takes viewers on a journey of brutal truths about his relationship with his teenage daughter, sexual tension between him and his best friend Dave and advise to women on how to delicately handle a man with an unfortunate penis size. His second album with Comedy Central Records, The Crowdwork Sessions: What's Your F@#king Deal?! Recorded in 2013 live at The Stand, it captures Jay's raunchy, off-the-cuff essence with a full hour of crowdwork. It joins Jay's first album, An American Storyteller, a one-hour onslaught of unbridled awesomeness and raunchy rock n' roll hilarity recorded at Stand Up New York in 2009.

Big Jay Oakerson- from the Very Popular 'Legion of Skanks Podcast' - Levity Live February 15, 2018 - West Nyack

Big Jay Oakerson is one of the most beloved and easily recognizable comedians in New York City. His easy charm and dirty delivery endear him to audiences every night at The Comedy Cellar, The Stand and Stand Up New York. He's no stranger to the rest of America, either, regularly headlining across the country and playing festivals including Bonaroo, Jager's Korn tour, Rock Star Energy Drink's Mayhem Fest, Gathering of the Juggalos and Funny or Die's Oddball Festival. Jay has also recently been featured on This Is Not Happening with Ari Shaffir, Comedy Underground with Dave Attell, FX's Louie, Inside Amy Schumer, and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. This last year, Jay's Comedy Central hour special "Big Jay Oakerson: Live At Webster Hall" premiered. Filmed at the legendary music venue in New York City providing the perfect heavy metal vibe for the show. Jay's comedy is raw, compelling and honest to the core, as he takes viewers on a journey of brutal truths about his relationship with his teenage daughter, sexual tension between him and his best friend Dave and advise to women on how to delicately handle a man with an unfortunate penis size. His second album with Comedy Central Records, The Crowdwork Sessions: What's Your F@#king Deal?! Recorded in 2013 live at The Stand, it captures Jay's raunchy, off-the-cuff essence with a full hour of crowdwork. It joins Jay's first album, An American Storyteller, a one-hour onslaught of unbridled awesomeness and raunchy rock n' roll hilarity recorded at Stand Up New York in 2009.

The Long Arc of Justice: Revisiting the Civil Rights Movement - Brooklyn Historical Society February 15, 2018 - Brooklyn

Award-winning historian Jeanne Theoharis debunks contemporary imaginings of the civil rights movement in her forthcoming book, A More Beautiful and Terrible History. By showing how the movement was unpopular, disruptive, and courageously persevering in its time, Theoharis challenges exceptionalist narratives of American democracy and calls attention to the crucial work that remains to be done.

A NEW PLAY BYJoshua Harmon DIRECTED BYDaniel Aukin Newhouse Theater In Admissions, Sherri Rosen-Mason is head of the admissions department at The Hillcrest School, fighting to diversify the student body. And alongside her husband, the school's Headmaster, they've largely succeeded in bringing a stodgy institution into the twenty-first century. But when their only son sets his sights on an Ivy League university, personal ambition collides with progressive values, with convulsive results. ADMISSIONS is a new play that explodes the ideals and contradictions of liberal white America

Orchestra of St. Luke's - Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall February 15, 2018 - New York City

Mozart's final symphonies are pinnacles of Classicism that boldly point to the Romantics. His Symphony No. 40 opens in a state of nervous agitation and culminates in an edge-of-your-seat finale that Wagner called "exuberant with rapture and audacity." The "Emperor" Piano Concerto is grandly virtuosic and heroic in spirit—a towering landmark where Beethoven the master pianist and symphonist are brilliantly fused.

"He conceives the whole piece as a drama that sucks us in and doesn't let go, and carefully paints vivid character along the way." That's what The Guardian wrote of Alexandre Tharaud's recording of Bach's Goldberg Variations. One of the pinnacles of keyboard literature, Bach's set of 30 variations on an original theme poses extreme technical challenges for the performer, who must frequently cross and overlap hands to negotiate the winding threads of counterpoint.

Mixology Festival 2018: Circuit Breakers: Causings // Plan 23 - Roulette February 15, 2018 - Brooklyn

Derek Baron Sandy Gordon Adam Gundersheimer Vanessa Haddad KT Pipal Aaron Smith John Welsh Plan 23: Dok Gregory – Lap Steel Guitar, Theremin, Cymbal, Electronics Peter Principle – Spirit Karl Scholz – WerkBench Sampler Jeremy Slater – Prepared guitar, Electronics, Shortwave Radio Wolfgang von Stuermer (WvS) – Digital Synthesizers, E-bass controller, Effects Chris Jordan – Live Visuals For their performance at Mixology, Causings investigates two intertwining sound worlds: one of glacial music formed by intensely slow-moving polyrhythms; the other a malleable choreography for honing free form at the microcosmic level. Causings is a collective with fluid membership and instrumentation based in New York City. The group explores structured improvisation using traditional and non-traditional instruments, 1-bit electronics, found objects, field recordings, cellphones, photographs, and signal-processing software. Members tend to include Derek Baron, Sandy Gordon, Adam Gundersheimer, Vanessa Haddad, James Krivchenia, KT Pipal, Aaron Smith, John Welsh, and occasionally others. Since 2015, Causings has been featured on WKCR, WGXC/Wave Farm, at Wesleyan University, Bennington College, and the New School, in the Chicago Reader, and on the Pan y Rosas and Power Moves labels. Emerging out of Bushwick, Brooklyn, Plan 23 creates extended, immersive, audio-visual experiences that bend one's perception of time & space. Silver Chord offers ocean waves of textured, mostly electronic sound palettes, forming an integrated music that crosses the sensitivity of great improvisors with the experimentation of early electronics pioneers. Encompassing a sonic spectrum from dark-ambient soundscapes via subliminal pulses to electro-acoustic psychedelic sounds the group delivers sonic explorations into uncharted spaces, thus redefining electronic psychedelic music for the 21st century. Plan 23 has performed at Knockdown Center, Silent Barn, Trans Pecos, BPM, Index Art Center Newark, Microscope Gallery, 23 Windows, Sonic Front, CADENCE 23, Brooklyn Wildlife Summer Festival, Bushwick Open Studios Arts Festival, Catskill Art Society, and at "Alien Acres" Summer Arts Festival in the Catskill Mountains. This performance is dedicated to Peter Principle (1954-2017).

Longest running member of the award-winning pops group "Uptown Express", Christopher Caswell once again takes to the solo mic with "Step Into The Sun", singing songs of joy, gratitude and promise. Critic and columnist Roy Sander described Caswell's last solo performance as "A beautiful show-- heartfelt and deeply affecting". John Hoglund says, "He's got the goods". Come bask in the warmth and glow of this honest and earnest set of songs

SHIFTED: BNM Reunion w/ Kenny Meez, Max Glazer & More - Schimanski New York February 15, 2018 - Brooklyn

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 Dreams," was tapped in November for a pivotal scene in ABC's Once Upon a Time – the series that inspired her enchanting debut single. Eager to render the growth of a journey she's empathetically shared with her fans from the start, Ruth recorded her upcoming debut album in Los Angeles with producer Joel Little, who previously collaborated with Lorde on her multi-Platinum debut, among others. Just as she did on her debut EP The Intro, Ruth wrote and composed all the songs on the album herself. The result is Ruth's signature sparse, heartfelt keyboard/vocal arrangements along with exquisite drum beats mixed with her rich vocals, resulting in a beautifully layered collection of relevant pop hits. Be forewarned, as this passionate artist delivers with a flourish on her new single "Superficial Love," a welcome prompt that rewards the best has yet to come.

For families with little ones age 18 months - Pre-School age. Enjoy an hour of singing, dancing, storytelling, and a craft with our friends from A TIME FOR KIDS, INC. Registration begins February 1.

aron Berg: Aaron Berg is a stand-up comic who lives in New York City. Originally from Toronto, Aaron has headlined all across Canada, England, Japan, Israel, Wales and select, educated pockets of the U.S. Aaron is one of the stars of the groundbreaking Television series 24 Hour Rental and is the author of the hilarious new book "Mr. Manners: Proper Etiquette for the Modern Degenerate". www.mrmannersbook.com Aaron is a regular political panelist on One America News Network and on FOX NEWS affiliate WEZO radio. Aaron's one man show The Underbelly Diaries was a critical success Off-Broadway and he has appeared in numerous TV series and feature films including The Boondock Saints 2, The Lookout and the cult classic Detroit Rock City. Currently, Aaron is the host of FRANTIC COMEDY at the STAND NYC and continues to travel the world as a comic Geno Bisconte: He has been described by fellow comics, (to his face at least), as a "fast talking wise guy…that you just have to love." This five-year veteran of the Philly and DC circuit now brings his talents to the New York City club scene- but not before leaving his mark back home. Geno brings a resume that includes gigs as current spokesman for the Delaware Lottery, roles in several indie films shot in the Philadelphia area, and writer of a monthly humor column for entertainment magazines. His comedy focuses on the one thing he knows- his life or lack thereof. "I absolutely love what I do but I wouldn't wish it on anyone. Everyone's life is unique to them, which is also the very thing that makes it odd to everyone else and, in the end, so comical. So feel free to laugh at me but in doing so, realize that you also laughing at yourself and everyone else, and I believe that's the beauty of our individuality." Geno adds that his true passion is making people smile whether it be through comedy, acting, or anything in between. "I argue whether there is anything more beautiful than another person's smile…sometimes it just takes a penis joke bring it out!" We told ya' he was loveable…

New York comedy favorites Katina Corrao and Sean Crespo host this weekly standup show bringing you the best up-and-coming and visiting comics in the city, as well as celebrity drop-ins. Plus, Katina, Sean, and Matt Little open each show with a new sketch or game that offers one lucky audience member a chance to win a free beer. You never know what will happen or who might show up, so stop by every week. (Please, stop by every week... Katina and Sean's self worth depends on it.) Past guests have included Janeane Garofalo, Wyatt Cenac, Mike Birbiglia, Jim Gaffigan, Melissa Villasenor, Todd Barry, Janelle James, Hari Kondabolu and that one comic you saw whose name you forgot but really loved.

Dave Smith is a New York based stand-up comedian, radio personality, and political commentator. Dave can be seen regularly on "The Greg Gutfeld Show" and "Red Eye" on Fox News, as well as "Kennedy" on Fox Business Network. In 2013 Dave was featured as one of the New Faces at the prestigious Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal. He was also a featured performer on the New York Comedy Festival's "New York's Funniest" showcase in 2014 and 2015. Dave's outlet for his social commentary is his podcast, "Part of the Problem," which is available on iTunes. Dave is also co-host of "The Legion of Skanks" podcast, available on gasdigitalnetwork.com. Matt Pavich: Matt Pavich is a comedian and actor from New York City. He is a cast member on MTV2's "Joking Off", Elite Daily's "Genwhy" series, and is the cofounder of the YouTube channel, "Handsome Dancer". He also co-created "The Neighborhood" which was won "Audience Award" and "Best Editing" at the 2014 New York Television Festival.

This program will give you a concise update on key new developments in Financial Reporting for financial statements published in 2018. Topics covered will include changes in revenue recognition, derivatives reporting, developments in lease reporting and CECL . The program will include speakers that capture perspectives from standard setters, investment research and preparers of financial statements. This program is designed as a boot camp to get financial statement users up to speed on the impact of the new standards on financial statements published in early 2018.

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.

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.

Chance Encounters is an improv jam where a dice roll determines the number of performers on stage. $3 to watch or play! Hosted by: Jon Monje, Glorillis Tavarez, Trumane Alston, and Julien Darmon.

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

Jean and John are friends. John Hodgman is still on television sometimes. Jean Grae used to rap more often. Just google them. The internet will tell you they have done a lot of stuff and had a lot of adventures and are the funniest, most charming people in the world. This is their variety show. Jean and John own a carnival wheel, and they write topics on the wheel, spin it, and talk about those things. Some topics have included "What Did You Dream Last Night?" "Lin-Manuel Miranda," "Jean's Hair," and "John's Privilege." Some topics are suggested by the audience. Others are suggested by Jean and John's guest. Jean and John know some amazing people from the worlds of music, comedy, books, film, and unscripted television. For example, that carnival talk-wheel? It was handmade by Adam Savage, a MYTHBUSTER. He won't be at this particular show, however. The guest will be a surprise guest. And there will be at least one game and two songs, and basically this is going to be the most enjoyable night of your life. So please buy a ticket. Jean and John can't wait to see you. It's better when you're there.

Some might say stand-up comedy is predominantly male. Well, let's change that. Come on out to Ladies Night Open Mic at the PIT. We'll take the first 8 comics. $5 for 5 minutes. Sign up at 5:50pm and starts promptly at 6:30pm. Photo credit: Ed Polish and Darren Wotz Check us out on Facebook.

Dean can't believe his luck when he goes to work for his multi-millionaire uncle, especially not when it lands him in a $19 million lawsuit with the US Department of Justice. Only Zachary, a retired ballet dancer with a penchant for matzoh ball soup, can save him now.

X Plus One: The Improvised 1940s Sci-Fi Radio Show - PIT Striker Mainstage February 15, 2018 - New York

Are you a fan of The Thrilling Adventure Hour? Then you'll love X Plus One, improvised 1940s science-fiction radio at its finest! Journey back in time to the Golden Age of Radio, when our heroes fought bravely against atomic saucers, ray guns, and metal men with their American can-do spirit! Our all-star rotating cast features Jonathan Desley, Lou Fernandez, Matt Giroveanu, Geoff Grimwood, Austin Sanders, Jeff Scherer, and Rachel Scherer, with the excellent David Armstrong on announcements, Foley, and music direction. Directed by Kevin Laibson.

Ghost Def is a sketch comedy group that will make you laugh (hopefully) and touch your soul (consensually). It's a once in a lifetime experience....unless you come see us again.....which you should.

Jane's Walk 2018: Walk Leader Information Session - The Municipal Art Society of New York February 15, 2018 - New York

Learn how to lead a Jane's Walk! Join MAS for Jane's Walk 2018– an annual festival of citizen-led walking tours inspired by urban activist, Jane Jacobs! Share your passion for the city by leading a walk this coming May 4- 6! Walks combine the simple act of exploring the city with personal observations, local history, and civic engagement. Interested in joining the Jane's Walk movement but looking for inspiration? We invite you to attend an Information Session at MAS (488 Madison Avenue) to get some tips from veteran walk leaders and learn about the resources available in planning and leading a Jane's Walk.

Join us for a showing of "Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown" (running time 25 minutes). Food allergens may be present in refreshments served. Sign up begins Tuesday, February 6.

Long-running PIT house team Gypsy Danger rings in the new year with "Gypsy Danger: The Improvised Movie." Based on an audience suggestion and using the tropes and clichés of Hollywood classics new and old, Gypsy Danger will create an entirely original movie on the spot! "They are a magical bunch of improvisers... What Gypsy Danger is doing is special." -The Monitor (Marymount Manhattan) Gypsy Danger plays every Thursday at 8pm. They have been featured at the Chicago Improv Festival and the Boston Comedy Arts Festival.

Big City and Mama's Pearl are resident teams of Band Camp Improv. Mama's Pearl- Alex Gavlick, Maggie Mroczek, Brian Goodwin, Erin Roth, Griffin Leeds, and Anthony Pichette Big City- Clinton Calabrese, Kristen Gonzalez, Erin Kadamus, Zach Kanfer, Michael Hollenberg, Julia Granger, and Jimmy Martin

Emily, a pale 20-something with no upper or lower body strength absolutely should not have survived the apocalypse...but she did. Desperate for companionship, she befriends the Siri on a dead stranger's locked iPhone and together they must navigate post apocalypse NYC to find whatever's left of civilization.

Live Reading of Troma Entertainment's 'Shakespeare's Sh*tstorm' - PIT Striker Mainstage February 15, 2018 - New York

Lloyd Kaufman and Troma Entertainment are going Back to The Bard two decades after "Tromeo and Juliet" for "Shakespeare's Sh*tstorm" - a TROMAtic adaptation of "The Tempest"! Join us for a live reading of our work-in-progress screenplay and a chance to meet Uncle Lloydie, Toxie, and The Troma Team!

Dora-Winifred Reade (no relation) and Lucille Ball (no relation) are volunteer docents at Madame Tussauds Times Square Wax Museum. For the past five years they have been working on a show that finally brings to life their favorite Waxed Celebrities. And now: it's curtains up!

David's Friend Written and performed by Nora Burns Featuring Billy Hough Directed by Adrienne Truscott David's Friend is the story of a crazy friendship in 1980s New York City -- a restless city during a reckless time. It's a comic odyssey about cruising, disco, drag queens, strippers, sex, love, loss, and AIDS, told with music, videos, costumes, characters, tall tales and torrid truths. "A feisty and funny one-woman show" - Charles Isherwood, The New York Times "The beauty of "David's Friend" is, you didn't have to be there. Burns was, and she brings it alive for the rest of us." - Marc Miller, NY Theatre Guide "Nora is leading the charge out of our collective PTSD with love, humor and pelvic thrusts." - Ann Magnuson "A potent performance about the passing of a great era, beautifully captured, with wells of compassion and funniness." - Sandra Bernhard

Homeschool Draw and Paint with Art Teacher Amy! - Art Teacher Amy Through February 15, 2018 - Oakdale

Have fun while learning to draw animals, people, works by famous artists. Experiment with different mediums including oil pastels, chalk pastels, watercolors, markers, and colored pencils. Learn about art history, color theory and blending and shading techniques. Expand your drawing skills with this highly successful step-by-step method! For more information and to enroll go to artteacheramy.com 

Starting in Chicago, Kurt Elling -- "The standout male vocalist of our time," (New York Times) -- recorded several of his early albums, earned the first of many GRAMMY® nominations and catapulted onto the national stage before moving to Manhattan in 2008. Elling's recent CD release, "Passion World," is a tour-de-force program of love songs from around the world. Performing each song in its native tongue, Elling tells rich stories about musical history on a grand multicultural tour of exotic places and cultures.

Please Don't Destroy is a sketch group consisting of Martin Herlihy, John Higgins, and Ben Marshall. Collectively, they are 63 years old and have almost one girlfriend.

Does your rush hour need a little more pizazz? Join us for two lively concerts sure to create a true rush hour romance just in time for Valentine's Day! February 14: Classical music with a piano quintet Chelsea Smith, violin Doori Na, violin Jeremy Kienbaum, viola/group leader Khari Joyner, cello Adam Rothenberg, piano February 15: Jazz music with the Alexa Tarantino Quartet Alexa Tarantino, saxophone/group leader Now in its 16th season, Juilliard Jazz offers bachelor's and master's degrees and the Artist Diploma. The curriculum combines classroom, private studio, and performance ensemble courses with substantial interactions with jazz masters and multiple performance opportunities in diverse venues around New York city and the world. The repertoire studied covers the entire jazz continuum, highlights its American vernacular roots, and emphasizes the social and cultural vitality of the music. The 2017-2018 season sees the Juilliard Jazz Orchestra in six concerts, Juilliard Jazz Ensembles in eleven performances and the Artist Diploma Ensemble in three concerts. The program engages students in the global jazz scene with residencies in Bolivia, Mexico, Switzerland, Brazil and Italy. This year's guest conductors and coaches include Vince Giordano, Marquis Hill, Dave Douglas, Dr. Michael White, Rick Roe, Abraham Burton, alumnus Aaron Diehl, and faculty members Marc Cary, Steve Turre, Elio Villafranca and Ted Nash. In New York City, the 44 students in Juilliard Jazz present more than 50 performances annually on-and off campus in diverse venues such as Paul Recital Hall, Peter Jay Sharp Theatre, Alice Tully Hall, Zinc Bar, Blue Note, and Dizzy's Club Coca Cola. This season marks a focus on two areas. One focus is on trumpet innovators of the post-bop era; Booker Little, Lee Morgan, and Miles Davis. The second is on two extraordinary jazz musicians who were both admired educators and trailblazers in their own right, namely pianist Mary Lou Williams and vocalist Betty Carter. Finally, we will host the EMESP Big Band from São Paulo Brazil and students from the Torino Conservatory in Torino Italy. It promises to be another exciting year for our Juilliard Jazz students and our audiences. The Duke Ellington Ensemble is comprised of students in the two-year Artist Diploma program and are coached by Benjamin Wolfe. This international ensemble has students from Italy, England, Spain, Finland and the United States. Presented by Arts Brookfield

Thursday After Class (T.A.C.) is the chance for YOU to get up onstage with PIT Faculty members and fine tune your improv skills to perfection! Hosted each week by Jon Blue and Bryan Packman.

Stations of the Cross is a public art project, weaving through 14 religious and secular art spaces from The Cloisters museum to the Cathedral of St. John the Divine to Trinity Church and the 9/11 Memorial. It breaks open the journey of Jesus, inviting people of all faiths to consider injustice across the human experience with a focus on the plight of immigrants and refugees. The installation runs from February 14 – April 1, 2018 (Ash Wednesday - Easter). The opening reception is February 15 at Trinity Church in Lower Manhattan, site of G. Roland Biermann’s minimalist sculpture, Stations, 2016-18. Artists and representatives of the stations’ sites are expected to attend.

Jennifer Alexander – Technology, the Supernatural, and Social Gospel - Department of History (Fayerweather) February 15, 2018 - New York

Jennifer Alexander – Technology, the Supernatural, & Social Gospel: Post-war Debates about Industry and the Order of Creation The Heyman Center, Second Floor Common Room Jennifer Alexander, University of Minnesota How and why does the supernatural become productive, political, visible, and sensible – and how does it disappear? The organizers of the Lecture Series posed this question, and this talk addresses it in concrete, material terms, asking how debates about the supernatural origins of the universe appeared in post-war European debates about industry, industrial society, and human social needs. The talk contrasts different responses offered by liberal and evangelical Christian groups to the social dislocations of post-war industrial society. Both liberal and evangelical groups developed arguments about industry as part the supernatural order of creation, but the two groups different greatly in the responses they offered. One group used the supernatural or divine sanction of industry as a call to reform it; the other as a justification for industrial and social laissez faire. Jennifer Alexander is an Associate Professor of Engineering at the University of Minnesota. They are a historian of modern technology, with specialization in technology and religion; industrial culture; and engineering, ethics, and society. They hold an M.A. in modern German history, and a PhD in history of technology, emphasizing modern Europe, from the University of Washington (Seattle). They are currently working on a book manuscript analyzing the international religious critique of technology that developed following WWII. In particular, their research seeks to understand the widespread mobilizing of religious critique of technology in the post-war world. Alexander teaches courses in history of technology, engineering ethics, theories of technological change, and religion and technology. This event is open exclusively to Columbia faculty, students, and invited guests. All others wishing to attend, please email sof-fellows@columbia.edu describing your interest and requesting registration.

You won't want to miss this comedy show, since it's about to be big. Any day now, this show is gonna be super famous, and by coming to see it, you will also be famous. And we're not talking "I won a season of Survivor" famous. We're talking "Bill Cosby (before we knew what he did) famous." Come laugh, and get famous.

Dark Days of Winter Candlelight Ghost Tour of 'Manhattan's Most Haunted House' (The New York Times) - Merchant's House Museum February 16, 2018 - New York

Doors slam, floorboards creak, voices call into the dead of night. Venture into the shadows of history to see the house where seven family members died and hear true tales of inexplicable occurrences from the people who actually experienced them.

Join this three-hour drop off pajama party at Kidville Park Slope. Includes free play, dinner, arts and crafts, story time, dance time, movie time, The SMART Playbook leadership building curriculum and so much more.

Tuesday-Saturday evenings, doors open at 11:15pm for Late Night Sessions featuring some of the most talented emerging artists in jazz. There are no reservations for Late Night Sessions - just swing by! This month, Thursday and Saturday evenings will be hosted by Julian Lee.

Singer, songwriter, and former first lady of France Carla Bruni is coming to New York City to perform at Town Hall on Friday, February 16, 2018 at 8:00 PM. Tickets are $59, $79, $119 (plus applicable fees) and will go on sale on Friday, October 27 at 10:00 AM through Ticketmaster (Ticketmaster.com/ 1-800-745-3000). Bruni is touring in support of her latest release, French Touch, a covers record produced by legendary composer, musician and producer David Foster. French Touch includes sultry interpretation of Bruni’s all-time favorite pop songs, including Depeche Mode’s “Enjoy The Silence,” The Rolling Stones’ “Miss You,” Lou Reed’s “A Perfect Day,” and old standards like “Moon River,” “Stand by Your Man,” and “Crazy.” Carla Bruni has been writing and performing music since 1997, with her first album, Quelqu’ un m’a dit (Someone Told Me), being released in 2002. Since then she has had 3 more critically acclaimed releases, selling over 3 million albums worldwide, including 2007’s, No Promises, which set English poems to music, 2008’s Comme si de rien n’était (As If Nothing Happened), and 2013’s Little French Songs. For more information on French Touch, please visit http://www.carlabruni.com/ .

A new play based on Julia Alvarez's epic fictional novel of real-life iconic poet Salomé Ureña de Henríquez. Born in the 1850s, in a time of intense political and emotional repression and turmoil, Salomé's fervent patriotic poems turned her into a national icon. "In the Name of Salomé" is equally the story of Salomé's daughter, Camila, who grows up in exile, in the shadow of her mother's legend.

Pianist, Composer, Singer Akie Bermiss - BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center February 16, 2018 - Tribeca

Akie Bermiss is a pianist, composer, and singer living and working in Brooklyn, NY. He is a graduate of Bard College with degree in music composition. Since graduating from Bard, Akie has made a name for himself with his signature sound – a voice that blends R&B, Jazz, Hip Hop, and Funk effortlessly. He is currently touring with Lake Street Dive, and he has recorded and performed with Aabaraki, the Screaming Headless Torsos, Miri Ben-Ari (the Hip Hop Violinist), Rap sensation Soul Khan, and he also works with his own band, the Akie Bermiss Trio. In addition, he is also the author of a children's book, "I Hate to Be Sick," out on Scholastic.

Comedy icon Katt Williams is coming to Brooklyn on February 16. Katt Williams returns to the stage for his latest national comedy tour this Spring 2018. This past year, Williams has immersed himself in multiple upcoming projects. From several big-name films to his latest standup special taping, the comedian remains at the top of his game.

Charles Bacquet presents a lineup full of our Top Headliners, blended in with Up and Comers...See the Stars of Tommorow today ...These are the best comedians from New York City with special guests from all across the country. You've seen them on MTV, HBO, The Tonight Show, Comedy Central, The Daily Show, Last Comic Standing and more!

Broadway Comedy Club presents a lineup full of our Top Headliners. These are the best comedians from New York City with special guests from all across the country. You've seen them on MTV, HBO, The Tonight Show, Comedy Central, The Daily Show, Last Comic Standing and more! Tommy Gooch, Jeffrey Paul, Ronnie Wilkerson

Celebrate the Lunar New Year public school holiday with a free day of fun with storytelling, crafts, and snacks.

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.

Live Music with The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music - Walker Hotel | The Parlour at Society Cafe February 16, 2018 - New York

Art has played a central role in three wildly different communities: Fogo Island, Newfoundland, a remote fishing community in the North Atlantic; Sag Harbor; and Greenwich Village. These areas — one profoundly remote, another more suburban and the other fully urban — are so different yet share one thing. Being home to artists and the art they create has defined these communities culturally, economically and in countless other ways. We will hear from Zita Cobb, who has helped usher in an artistic and economic renaissance in Fogo Island; Eric Fischl, the celebrated painter known for capturing his native Long Island; and Adam Davidson, economics writer for The New Yorker who grew up and is on the board of Westbeth, the artist housing that helped transform the Meatpacking district of Greenwich Village. They will discuss how art can best interact with local communities, how it can be abused and what lessons their very different experiences share in common.

Stella Blue's Band is a band on a mission. Attracting both talented musicians and kind folks, a project born out of love for the music, and jamming for fun, has blossomed into a force to be reckoned with in the Tri-State area's Grateful Dead tribute band scene. THE MISSION: To explore their own unique improvisational sensibilities while staying faithful to the style of the Grateful Dead, in search of that special musical alchemy that results when the whole is greater than the sum of it's parts. Playing the music we love, and loving doing it for a kind loving community who come to Groove, Dance and Rage to the Good Ole Grateful Dead!

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 contributed the forward to the 20th anniversary edition of The Sexual Politics of Meat, by Carol J. Adams. Her writing has also appeared in The Onion, Interview and The New York Times Book Review. A recipient of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Humanitarian Award in recognition of her dedication to animal rights, Nellie is an annoyingly vocal advocate for feminism, civil rights and other deeply felt progressive ideals. She is currently part of the campaign to get horse-drawn carriages off the streets of New York City.

tephen Wise Free Synagogue's Family Experiences offer dynamic and interactive family services and Jewish learning activities that inspire children and their grown-ups to rejoice in being Jewish and build lasting connections with each other. Learn more at swfs.org/family-experiences or sign up to receive updates and reminders about upcoming programs. Stephen Wise Free Synagogue's Family Experiences are made possible by the generosity of the Stephen Wise community. To support Family Experiences, visit swfs.org/give and select "Family Experiences." These warm and interactive services bring families together to explore Jewish themes and rituals through an original play, songs, and holiday-themed activities. Followed by a pizza dinner.

Live Music with The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music - Walker Hotel | The Parlour at Society Cafe February 16, 2018 - New York

Michael Sheelar is a pianist and composer based in New York City, he is completing his undergraduate degree at The New School for Jazz. Michael primarily works with original and improvised music. During his time in New York he has begun working in the field of cross- disciplinary collaboration, collaborating with the Joffrey School of Ballet, the Lincoln Center Library for Performing Arts, and Visual artist John Zinsser. He plans to continue his studies here in New York after he completes his undergraduate degree this Spring. Originally from Maine, Hattie Simon is a New York-based jazz vocalist and student at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music. Hattie spends her time developing her craft, leading a neo-soul collective, and working with various artists throughout the city. She has a passion for composing, as well as interpreting jazz standards and the original works of others.

Daniel Salmieri leads a special presentation of his first book as both author and illustrator, Bear and Wolf. They're young and curious, slipping easily into friendship as they amble along together, seeing new details in the snowy forest. Together they spy an owl overhead, look deep into the frozen face of the lake, and contemplate the fish sleeping below the surface. Then it's time to say goodbye: for Bear to go home and hibernate with the family and for Wolf to run with the pack. Daniel Salmieri's debut as author/illustrator is a beautifully rendered story of friendship and the subtle rhythm of life when we are open to the world and to each other.

Ganja White Night is an electronic music band whose early influences are found at the roots of "Bass-Music". During the past decade, the duo traveled many countries in Europe and beyond. The band takes a new creative direction tinted with hip-hop and more generally hybrid electronic music after the release of their fourth album "Addiction" in 2014. They decided to break the fetters that connected them almost exclusively to "Dubstep" and started using other forms of expression. It is therefore with their new album "Hybrid Distillery" that the group now has to make an impression by imposing its style in other genres of electronic music. This fifth album is not only another acoustic chapter, it is also about graphics. The draftsman/graffiti artist/director "Ebola - Delit2fuite" brings a whole new visual world mixed with, just like Ganja White Night, artistic originality and singularity never achieved until now.

There was Mike Nichols & Elaine May, George Burns & Gracie Allen, Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz, Jackie Gleason & Audrey Meadows, Jerry Stiller & Anne Meara all great legendary Male and Female Comedy Teams and now there is "BONNER and BORCHERT" Chomping at their Comedy Bits to make their mark as Comedy Legends in their own feeble minds (oh yeah, and to make some bucks too!")

Melissa Febos celebrates the paperback release of Abandon Me, named one of the best books of 2017 by several outlets including Esquire, Refinery29, LitHub, BookRiot, Medium, Electric Literature, The Brooklyn Rail, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Largehearted Boy, The Coil and The Cut. To help celebrate her paperback, Melissa will be joined by a panel of emerging queer writers including:

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.

KIDinaKORNER/Interscope band X Ambassadors' debut album VHS reflected on the events that shaped lead vocalist and lyricist Sam Harris and his older brother, keyboardist Casey Harris' life growing up in Ithaca, NY. The gold-certified album, which Rolling Stone called "bombastic rock that's as stomping as it is diaristic, leavened by big-tent pop hooks and a hint of hip-hop swagger," debuted at No. 7 on Billboard's Top 200 chart and spawned the platinum-selling "Renegades," which spent 12 consecutive weeks at No. 1 on the Alternative chart, and the double-platinum "Unsteady." The success of VHS sent X Ambassadors on a nearly two-year touring odyssey that found them winning over fans around the world and performing at the Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Life is Beautiful, and Shaky Knees festivals, among others, and establishing themselves as a world-class rock band. X Ambassadors recently released the impassioned "Ahead of Myself," the first single off their forthcoming sophomore set. X Ambassadors returned to Ithaca this fall to co-headline their inaugural Cayuga Sound Festival with The Roots, giving back to the community that nurtured their talent.

Gung Hay Fat Choy! Come ring in the Lunar New Year as we celebrate the coming of the Year of the Dog. Join us for a special Ribbon Dance performance hosted by the New York Chinese Cultural Center and Dance China New York. Get hands on for a lantern-making activity to learn about traditional stories around the holiday, and enjoy a special snack. The performance will begin promptly at 1:00 pm. Feel free to arrive earlier for activities and to reserve seat. Family programs are free with Museum admission and for Members, geared toward families with children ages 6-12 years old, and include a snack. Activities are designed for adults and children to complete together. Registration suggested but not required.

Come check out the Nuyorican's most popular weekly event! Watch professional poets perform and our Wednesday night Slam winners spit! Judges of our Friday Night Slams are 5 randomly chosen members of our audience (in other words, it could be you!). $13 General admission at the door (a line forms outside an hour before admittance, general admittance starts at 10pm). Tired of waiting on line? Buy VIP Tickets online and mingle with da poets! $25 VIP admission (online only). Arrive at the Main Entrance (and not in the line) by 9:30pm SHARP!

Little Cinema is back again, right in time for Valentine's Day with one of our Favorite Throwbacks, Romeo + Juliet (Immersive), co- produced with The Love Show -- featuring ballet dancers, aerialists, DJs, re-mixed video scenes and 3D projection mapping.

"Darlene Love's thunderbolt voice is as embedded in the history of rock and roll as Eric Clapton's guitar or Bob Dylan's lyrics." ~ The New York Times Through the years, Darlene Love continues to captivate audiences worldwide with her warm, gracious stage presence and superb performances. She returns to Landmark's Jeanne Rimsky Theater for an unprecedented seventh consecutive appearance, this time bringing the Love with her Valentine Tour. Since the early sixties, as part of Phil Spector's wall of sound hit factory, this great lady has done it all...from major motion pictures like the highly successful Lethal Weapon series to Broadway hits like Hairspray and Grease. She even starred as herself in Leader Of The Pack, credited as Broadway's first 'jukebox musical.' In the early years, Darlene's background vocals as lead singer for The Blossoms behind The Righteous Brothers, Dionne Warwick, Marvin Gaye, Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley (to name but a few) set the stage for her emergence as a star in her own right. Her Billboard hits include: He's A Rebel, The Boy I'm Gonna Marry, Wait 'Til My Bobby Gets Home, He's Sure the Boy I Love and the #1 holiday classic Christmas Baby Please Come Home, a song that she performed annually The Late Show With David Letterman for some 29 years. Featured in 2013's Academy Award winning documentary 20 Feet from Stardom, Darlene sang her powerful acceptance speech on behalf of all of the performers in the film. As she raised the Oscar, the entire house stood with a cheering ovation lead by the wildly applauding Bill Murray. It was another special moment in a great career. A Grammy award soon followed for the soundtrack of the film. Darlene Love received her industry's highest award when Better Midler, a great fan of her work, inducted her into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. During the celebration, the two ladies enjoyed performing He's A Rebel together. As part of the festivities, Darlene also sang He's A Fine, Fine Boy backed by another distinguished fan, Bruce Springsteen. Rolling Stone Magazine has proclaimed Darlene Love to be "one of the greatest singers of all time" and that certainly rings true, but perhaps Paul Shaffer says it even more concisely: "Darlene Love is Rock N' Roll!" On sale to Friends starting Friday, July 7, 9 AM. General public sales start Wednesday, July 19, 9 AM.

Deep Singh (tabla & dhol) Chris Stromquist (drums) Yoshie Fruchter (guitar) Fima Ephron (bass) Shai Bachar (keys) Meetu Chilana & Sarah Mina Gordon (voices)

Brought to you by BkM Teens, Teen Nights are free events inspired by our special exhibitions. Get imaginative with the art of Brooklyn-born artist and legend Jean-Michel Basquiat and: Meet other teens from all over NYC Experience live music and performances See and create art Watch films Participate in discussions and workshops View artworks by teen artists Enjoy refreshments Win raffles, and more!

AdHoc Presents Hovvdy (Record Release) Field Medic, Crosslegged - Baby's All Right February 16, 2018 - Brooklyn

Families with 0-5 year olds, siblings and caregivers experience Shabbat with songs, stories, instruments and dancing. Journey through a Shabbat experience that will excite your children and develop Jewish Community. Tot Shabbat concludes with challah and grape juice and lots of smiles.

Explore the southwest of Central Park with Central Park Conservancy tour guides, and see it like never before. From a planned military parade ground to the site commemorating a famous activist for peace, one of the most-visited areas of the Park has some secrets to share with even the most seasoned Park-goer! Highlights of this tour include: Maine Monument, the Children's District, Sheep Meadow, Tavern on the Green, and Strawberry Fields. Details Meet: Central Park Conservancy Welcome Kiosk at 59th Street and Central Park West/Columbus Circle entrance to the Park. Map of start location Tour ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West. Terrain: A few hills Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes Cost: Free, registration not required

Lettermen, The Association & Gary Puckett and The Union Gap - Tilles Center for the Performing Arts February 16, 2018 - Greenvale

The Lettermen (Hurt So Bad, The Way You Look Tonight), The Association (Cherish, Never My Love), and Gary Puckett (Young Girl, Over You). For more information on The Lettermen click here. For more information on The Association click here. For more information on Gary Puckett and The Union Gap click here. For ticketing policies, including special discounts, click here.

Learn how to felt a cozy home made pair of slippers that are built to last. This is a 3 dimensional technique class where we learn how to use a foam resist form. We’ll cut out a shape based on your own foot size to felt a pair of one of a kind slippers, clogs, or booties. These can be adorned with various luxury fibers, yarns and fabrics. You’ll never buy slippers again. $25 materials fee. Register online.

Sid Gold's Request Room now features Happy Hour Piano Karaoke on Fridays! Start your weekend off with a song! With Mark Piro at the keys! Check out Mark's song list!

Joe McGinty was the keyboardist for the Psychedelic Furs from 1987 until 1992. He is also the founder and music director of Loser's Lounge, an NYC tribute series that has played to sold out crowds in NYC for over 20 years. He has worked with The Ramones, Ronnie Spector, Nada Surf and many others. TV and film credits include "One More Time" with Christopher Walken, "Bored To Death" and "Last Chance Harvey" Interests include pinball, roller coasters and vinyl records.

"Wit beyond measure is man's greatest treasure." See if you've got what it takes to be a 'Prefect' at Harry Potter Trivia on the books at Stone Creek on Friday, February 16 at 8pm for FIVE rounds of Ordinary Wizarding Levels that will challenge your memory of the beloved books!

Carla Bruni hasn't just been making music throughout her colorful and singular life; she's also been a fan. The singer-songwriter, since her youth, assembled a trove (in her mind and on vinyl) of all-time sentimental favorites—pop songs forever associated with a person or place or moment in time, the sort of records that she says, borrowing the French term for love at first sight, "have been a coup de foudre." Could a first encounter with Carla Bruni—the woman, the myth, the music—lead to anything less? Coup de foudre more or less describes what happened when Bruni met legendary producer, composer, and musician David Foster after an L.A. performance in 2014. The two instantly hit it off, and Foster volunteered to produce Bruni's next record on the spot. "But my music is so French," Bruni recalls with a laugh. "So he said to me, 'what about some English songs?' But I can't write in English; I'd love to, but it doesn't come." The solution, arrived upon after a series of trans-Atlantic demo swaps and shaped during twin recording sessions in Paris and L.A., was for Bruni to reinterpret her all-time favorite pop songs—the songs, in other words, that the world's most seductive woman has been most seduced by. A Carla Bruni covers record! It's an idea so right, it's as if it should have already existed. French Touch is a label used for the turn-of-the-milliennium school of Parisian electronic music, but the term has broader meaning: it's about a certain effortless elegance, a sexiness worn lightly, a je ne sais quoi. Bruni, of course, embodies this quality as much as anyone on earth. And on her new LP, even the most canonical American pop anthems—songs that otherwise feel as far away from France as, say, the Sunset Strip—have it, too. Of course, Foster's artful arranging brought to the table "something bigger than my music usually has," Bruni says. "There's some sort of mineral thing that he puts in his sound. Something like the sky." Richly melodic, warm yet minimal, and often slyly playful, the covers have all the universal appeal as the originals, albeit with a sultry flavor all their own—almost as though Bruni and Foster had written them themselves. Take the lead single, "Enjoy the Silence." Depeche Mode's dark yet soaring 1990 pop classic is the sort of anthem most musicians wouldn't dare mess with—"a song that doesn't need a cover," as Bruni puts it—yet the French Touch take is something else altogether. The new version strips the original's soaring, gothic spectacle down to its essence: a spare, moody ballad, a moving meditation. Reimagined as a simple dance of guitar, piano, and Bruni's signature smoky vocals, it opens up the in-between spaces—the silence, there to be enjoyed. And who would take Bruni for an "AC/DC geek"? But she has been, she admits, for decades. On the many occasions when she's seen the band play, Bruni has always been struck by what she calls the "explosive" audience response to "Highway to Hell." ("Who wants to go to heaven, right?") But her own version is heaven, a jazzy, playful little ditty that feels tailor-made for her smoky alto and devil-may-care persona. The rest of the album spans the gamut from rock classics (The Rolling Stones' "Miss You," Lou Reed's "A Perfect Day") to old standards ("Moon River," "Love Hurts," "Crazy"), but all the tracks share a quality of, as Bruni aptly describes, "intimacy." Bruni, for her part, imagines the record being played "in the car when you go somewhere with someone you like, or a quiet evening, or maybe on a Sunday morning. It's made for being in a warm, cozy place with someone sweet. some sweet moments. That's my dream, you know? That people would listen to my music when they're relaxing and in love." Carla Bruni has been writing and performing music since 1997, with her first album, Quelqu'un m'a dit (Someone Told Me), being released in 2002. Since then she has had 3 more critically acclaimed releases, selling over 3 million albums worldwide, including 2007's, No Promises, which set English poems to music, 2008's Comme si de rien n'était (As If Nothing Happened), and 2013's Little French Songs.

The Boys from Syracuse Summary The Boys from Syracuse by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart is loosely based upon Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors as adapted by George Abbott who directed it. George Balanchine choreographed the show. Songs include: "Sing for Your Supper", "You Took Advantage of Me", "This Can't Be Love", "Oh, Diogenes!", "What Do You Do With a Man?" and "Falling in Love with Love". Identical twins Antipholus of Ephesus and Antipholus of Syracuse, were separated from each other in a shipwreck as young children. Their servants, both named Dromio, are also long-separated identical twins. When the pair from Syracuse come to Ephesus, a comedy of errors and mistaken identities ensues when the wives of the Ephesians, Adriana and her servant Luce, mistake the two strangers for their husbands. Adriana's sister Luciana and the Syracuse Antipholus fall in love. But all ends happily.

The Atlas Moth have carefully perfected their signature blend of bone-shaking heaviness and overwhelming urgency, adding in startling moments of clarity that allow the melodies to shine through the mire. Their swamp-worthy sludge epics are heavier than sin, a call for cleansing and nothing short of brutally honest. It's 2017 and after making perhaps the toughest album of their career, Royal Thunder are coming out swinging. The Atlanta based four-piece (Mlny Parsonz –bass/vocals, Josh Weaver –guitar, Evan Diprima –drums, Will Fiore –guitar), once memorably described as playing, 'a revved-up Southern hard rock that howls like Led Zeppelin astride a psychedelic unicorn', are, with WICK, reaching their tipping point. Following 2007's self-titled EP (reissued four years later by Relapse Records), 2012's CVI and 2015's critically acclaimed Crooked Doors, Royal Thunder's fourth release is an accumulation of shared experience, musical and otherwise, making art out of adversity and imbued with a new melodic succinctness that's borne out of a band who've spent the last few years growing up together. Mirrors For Psychic Warfare is an experimental noise project formed by Scott Kelly and Sanford Parker.

The tale of Sybil, a young science nerd who compares herself to so-called “perfect” people. A perfect friend is what she needs, or so she thinks. To solve this issue, Sybil sets out on a mission to create the perfect friend in the basement of her castle. With a few bumps along the way, Sybil is left with a room full of marvelous, yet mischievous monsters.

An incomparable mambo legacy lives on with Tito Puente Jr. and his band, who will keep the dance floor jumping all night long. Determined to nurture the musical legacy left by his father, Tito Puente Jr. has become an audience favorite across the world, performing more than 300 shows over the past five years. On his critically acclaimed new album, Got Mambo?, Tito Jr. uses the music of the past to inspire a new creative direction. Opening set by DJ Bongohead Presented in collaboration with the NYU Music and Social Change Lab Connect to the Facebook event page for extra insights on this program.

Family Night Performance and Workshop: Recycled Remix with Bash the Trash - Parrish Art Museum February 16, 2018 - Watermill

Come make some noise with Bash the Trash’s interactive performance and workshop. Learn how the band builds, performs, and educates with musical instruments made from repurposed material, and make your own recycled instrument. The program culminates in a musical parade, where participants are invited to join the band. Pre-registration required. Register online, or by calling 631-283-2118 x130.

Bawdy, brash and just as fabulous as the original, The Divine Miss Bette is your chance to become intimately acquainted with one of the greatest cabaret artists of our time. Trained by Steve Ostrow, the man who discovered Bette Midler, Alcorn will take you on a thrilling roller coaster ride back to the Palace Theatre, New York 1973. She'll belt out the divas early classics including Stay With Me Baby, You're Moving Out Today, The Rose, Wind Beneath My Wings, Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, and In The Mood. "She's bloody talented. She can sing. She can act. She has comic timing…the confidence, the unmitigated chutzpah…" – Crikey Sydney "Between the tall tales, double entendre, and tongue-in-cheek vulgarity, the heartache behind the humour, most evident in Alcorn's rendition of Am I Blue, elevates her titillating tribute to a tender triumph." – The West Australian

They began performing together at the Alabama Institute for the Negro Blind in the Jim Crow South during the Great Depression and now they are five-time Grammy-winning and 2018 Grammy-nominated "gospel titans" (Rolling Stone). In the course of their 70-plus years as an ensemble, the Blind Boys of Alabama have influenced the development of rock and soul music, sung alongside Martin Luther King Jr., collaborated with a who's who of popular music, and performed at the White House for three presidents. With the release of 2017's stunning gospel homecoming Almost Home, the two remaining original members—Clarence Fountain and Jimmy Carter—looked back at their lives and told an essential American story of tribulation, jubilation, and resilience. For one exceptional night in The Appel Room, Carter and the current lineup of singers are joined by their tight band for one of the Blind Boys' signature roof-raisers.

For ten special Friday performances each season, audience members aged 40 and under enjoy discounted tickets and an exclusive pre-show party, featuring special guests and complimentary fine wine from the Damilano estate in northern Italy. Previous events have included such guests as Drunk Shakespeare, Women of Letters, and Justin Vivian Bond, among others. Tickets start at $60.

The world's most popular opera returns in Franco Zeffirelli's classic production, with a series of exciting casts. Angel Blue, Anita Hartig, and Sonya Yoncheva share the role of the fragile Mimì, with Dmytro Popov, Russell Thomas, and Michael Fabiano alternating as the poet Rodolfo. Alexander Soddy and Marco Armiliato share conducting duties.

Shelby Lynne & Allison Moorer - Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center February 16, 2018 - Westhampton Beach

Sisters Shelby Lynne and Allison Moorer share a transcendent musical bond. It’s as deep, haunting, knowing, and beautiful as the Alabama woods they once called home. After decades of successful solo careers, Not Dark Yet, is the first collaboration for these sisters providing a potent look at their individual and collective artistry. With twenty-four albums, a Grammy, Oscar, awards and nominations too many to mention solidify these sisters are the real deal!

Asian AF is a variety show featuring the best Asian American talent in Los Angeles and New York. Improv, sketch, stand-up and even some music. This show isn't just lit AF, it isn't just funny AF, it's Asian

All Torn Up, Rats In The Wall, Rebuschaos, F*ck It. I Quit. Rebuschaos - El Cortez February 16, 2018 - Brooklyn

Rats In The Wall is an American punk rock band from Huntington Beach, CA featuring Brad Logan (ex F-Minus, Leftover Crack).

Join us for a special afternoon of Brazilian, Flamenco, Afro Cuban and jazz music by professional trio, The Morrie Louden Group featuring piano, drums with songwriter Mourie Louden on bass and vocals.

Let's be honest, love doesn't exist, couples suck, and Valentine's Day is bullshit. Join your host Carly Ann Filbin in taking down THAT annoying couple. She'll test real life couples to see if their partnership even means anything (it doesn't). The couples with the least amount points will have to break-up because we all die alone and what's the point of anything really? It'll be fun!

Juilliard Opera presents Nicolai's 'Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor' - Rosemary and Meredith Willson Theater February 16, 2018 - New York

Displaying the heart-stopping, jaw-dropping talent of Soledad Barrio, Noche Flamenca comes back to The Joyce with Intimo, a series of short, emotive works created by the company's Artistic Director Martin Santangelo, featuring live music. With Intimo, the troupe continues to push the boundaries of the traditional flamenco format, and as with the dazzling Antigona, from 2015, this new piece draws from the realm of dance theater, while still retaining the integrity of the raw and rapturous art form. Barrio, whom The New York Times deemed "one of today's great dancers of any genre," performs alongside other brilliant flamenco dancers and musicians, many hailing from Spain. (Note: Soledad will not perform during the Saturday matinee performances.)

A series of performances organized by David Grubbs In much the same way that Anthony McCall's solid light works when exhibited together are experienced individually and as a group, this series of musical performances scheduled to take place within the exhibition imagines four performers—four soloists—experienced individually or as an ensemble. For each performance, four musicians are dispersed equidistantly throughout Pioneer Works' 130-foot main hall, each situated adjacent to a solid light piece. The musicians play at a modest volume—either acoustically or with self-contained amplification—such that visitors are compelled to explore the space in order to realize different musical combinations through a succession of aural vantage points. There is no single location from which to garner an all-over sound perspective; visitors must actively bring smaller sounds into focus by approaching them within Pioneer Works' main hall. Each of the four musicians on a given performance can be understood alternately as a soloist paired with a solid light work or as part of an ensemble. The selection of musicians, all of whom have extensive experience as improvisers, is motivated by the idea of the first-time encounter—none of the collections of performers will have previously performed in a given configuration. Each of these performances begins with Anthony McCall's solid light works already running, and McCall's pieces continue after the last concertgoer has left. In this way it is established that Four Simultaneous Soloists—not an inaccurate way to describe the four vertical works on display in the main hall—is a performance project in which Anthony McCall's works function as preexisting entities whose mode of operation imprints itself upon the musicians.

"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.

An Eclectic Evening of Psychedelic Rock, R&B and Jazz : Ayumi Ishito / Votive Crown / Oceans - Club Bonafide February 16, 2018 - New York

Ayumi Ishito was born and raised in Ishikawa, Japan. At the age of 4, Ayumi began her musical studies on classical piano. At the age of 19, she began playing tenor saxophone in a student big band at Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto. In 2007, Ayumi received a scholarship to attend Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. After graduating from Berklee in 2010, Ayumi moved to New York where she immediately found herself immersed in the jazz scene. She is a regular member of The Jazz Thieves, Marc Edwards and Slipstream Time Travel, Leon Lacey's Freshly Orchestrated, Eighty-pound Pug, and Platypus Revenge. Ayumi has been leading her own group since 2011 performing at numerous popular venues in New York City including Rockwood Music Hall, Pete's Candy Store, Sunnyvale, Mercury Lounge, and Muchmore's. In December of 2016, Ayumi released her debut album "View From A Little Cave". The album is receiving a lot of attention from home and abroad and has been featured on national and international music blogs including Bandcamp Daily, Rock the Body Electric, Divide and Conquer, Music Explosion (Russia), Axun Arts (Poland), Time Machine Music (Serbia), and Disk Union (Japan). The album has also been featured on multiple radio stations around the world, such as KTRU, WMSE, PBS, and CJRU.

Mike Britt, Jason Salmon, Sara Contreas, DC Benny, Chuck Nice - Comic Strip Live February 16, 2018 - New York

Comic Strip Live Comedy Club is a New York City staple for NY comedy, nightlife, and entertainment! Since 1975, Comic Strip Live has been the home to some of the biggest names and greatest legends in comedy. Drawing crowds 7 nights a week, Comic Strip Live Comedy Club is a right of passage for the young, fresh, up and coming Stand-Up Comics and the most iconic comedians in the biz. Enjoy scrumptious food favorites, and delicious mixed drinks and specialty brews as you laugh away each and every night.

An afternoon of cultural performances featuring a ribbon dance by the New York Chinese Cultural Center (3:30pm-4:00pm), a Chinese yo-yo performance (4:00pm–4:30pm) and a classic Chinese lion dance by the renowned Wan Chi Ming lion dance troupe. From 4:30pm–6:30pm, the store will host a happy hour offering complimentary drinks and bites.

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Lettermen, The Association & Gary Puckett and The Union Gap - Tilles Center for the Performing Arts February 16, 2018 - Brookville

Steven Page, a founder and former lead of the iconic band Barenaked Ladies, joins Toronto’s highly inventive Art of Time Ensemble in an evening of seminal songs by Randy Newman, Radiohead, Elvis Costello, Barenaked Ladies, Leonard Cohen, and others.

This event is 21 and over Brooklyn Live presents a House Music Dance Party hosted by DJ Pat with special guests DJ Rachel Diaz and Sandcastles with Preston and Friends.

Presented in partnership with the Braata Theatre Workshops to introduce US audiences to new and aspiring young talents from the Caribbean Diaspora, waiting in the wings to carry on the legacies left by outstanding Caribbean performing and literary giants like Walcott, Rhone, and Scott. This reading is part of the effort to explore new opportunities.

This night celebrates the 80th birthday of John Corigliano, one of the most iconic American composers and recipient of a Pulitzer Award, five Grammy Awards, and an Oscar. A towering figure in contemporary music, his catalogue of over 100 composed scores have uniquely imprinted the orchestral canon, chamber music, film, and beyond. This celebration, exclusively at National Sawdust, features a performance of Corigliano's iconic work, "Mr. Tambourine Man". Featured artists include choral ensemble and National Sawdust Artists-in-Residence Contemporaneous, American pianist Molly Morkoski, and soprano Lindsay Kesselman. G. Schirmer Publishers writes: "In the wake of the controversy surrounding Bob Dylan's Nobel Prize, John's setting of Dylan lyrics (without a hint of Dylan's music) may be the ultimate artistic testament to Dylan the poet." This concert is one of three throughout the NS season celebrating Corigliano, with other concerts to be announced.

The Ultimate Boy band Tribute is back to rock 90s Night at Mulcahy's ! Planning a party ? Check out our great 90s VIP Party Package, only $35.00

William Brittelle's work, the subject of features by The New York Times and National Public Radio, is filled with lush soundscapes that refuse to fit within the confines of any single genre of music, making him one of the most exciting composers living today. This world premiere song cycle, Spiritual America, explores the never-ending search for meaning in our lives through a stunning mix of classical, electronic, and rock music, featuring indie-duo Wye Oak and NYC's award-winning Metropolis Ensemble.

Bryn Cohn + Artists presents their first evening of repertory, The Art of Loss – a collection of notable works from 2012 – 2017 that exposes the rebellion, hope and despair that root in otherness. The performance features four audience favorites including HOME, Skin, 4AM and If You Sink and one brand new world premiere. Artistic director Bryn Cohn examines the delicate processes of isolation, surrender and a return to the self as part of a universal community. Renowned for their ferocious physicality, theatrical worlds and intimate performances, BC + A navigates an unforgettable cultural, emotional and kinetic adventure.

Four Simultaneous Soloists: A series of performances organized by David Grubbs - Pioneer Works February 16, 2018 - Brooklyn

In much the same way that Anthony McCall's solid light works when exhibited together are experienced individually and as a group, this series of musical performances scheduled to take place within the exhibition imagines four performers—four soloists—experienced individually or as an ensemble. For each performance, four musicians are dispersed equidistantly throughout Pioneer Works' 130-foot main hall, each situated adjacent to a solid light piece. The musicians play at a modest volume—either acoustically or with self-contained amplification—such that visitors are compelled to explore the space in order to realize different musical combinations through a succession of aural vantage points. There is no single location from which to garner an all-over sound perspective; visitors must actively bring smaller sounds into focus by approaching them within Pioneer Works' main hall. Each of the four musicians on a given performance can be understood alternately as a soloist paired with a solid light work or as part of an ensemble. The selection of musicians, all of whom have extensive experience as improvisers, is motivated by the idea of the first-time encounter—none of the collections of performers will have previously performed in a given configuration.

Output Focus - DJ Harvey (Open to Close) and The Jackie Factory presents Fired Up - Output February 16, 2018 - Brooklyn

Late Night has been entertained night owls for over twenty years now, starting with David Letterman, continuing on with Conan O'Brien and Jimmy Fallon, and is now hosted by SNL alum and former head writer Seth Meyers!

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 Harland, Consequence, Kris Bowers. Chris was selected to perform as an "Artist To Watch" by BET's Music Matters. Chris released his first single, "Liquid Love," the video for which debuted on BET. That single was later released on Sony Records as part of Music Matters first compilation album, along with Melanie Fiona, Big Sean, Miguel and others. His single, "Fly Love," is being distributed internationally by Rebirth, a remix and DJ label. Chris now is on faculty for his alma mater (New School Jazz) as a vocal coach.

With Albert Brooks, Kathryn Harrold, Bruno Kirby, George Kennedy, and James L. Brooks. Mint condition print courtesy of Sony Pictures. MODERN ROMANCE may be Albert Brooks's least-known film, but arguably it's his greatest – the most uncompromising and consistent, and, as restrained as it is on the surface, ultimately the most personal and unforgiving in its self-criticism. Brooks is Robert Cole, a film editor who breaks up with his girlfriend only to spend the rest of the movie desperately trying to erase his mistake, and even more desperately trying to contain his jealousy, neediness, and paranoia. Still the great comic portrait of male neurosis, and of emotional and psychological dysfunction, MODERN ROMANCE lays bare its protagonist's insecurities with an honesty few dramatic films have achieved. Only Brooks could make a deadpan comedy about a man who's very nearly psychotic. Painfully funny, with the emphasis on 'funny.'

On the Air: Artist Television + 'Broadcasting: Eai at Ica' - Anthology Film Archives February 16, 2018 - New York

ON THE AIR is a new series that presents works made by artists for broadcast television. This ongoing survey will showcase experiments undertaken by artists and visionary producers beginning in the late 1960s at public television stations like WGBH in Boston, KQED in San Francisco, and WNET in New York. Rather than a video art survey, or a series of films that feature television imagery or the manipulation of CRT monitors, this project will showcase work created by artists explicitly for over-the-air broadcast on television to a public audience. We're thrilled to partner with Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI) for this very special variety show program, presented in conjunction with the exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, "Broadcasting: EAI at ICA," on view February 2-March 25, 2018. This program will unearth some of the best, most bizarre, and most entertaining works that artists have broadcast on television, from experiments with purchased airtime to unannounced broadcast interventions. Expect surprises, oddities, and the unclassifiable. The program will feature work by: Ernie Kovacs Lynn Hershman Leeson Chris Burden Stan Douglas Dara Birnbaum and many more! "Broadcasting: EAI at ICA" brings together an intergenerational group of artists whose time-based artworks are produced in concert with their means of circulation, from the democratic platform of public access television to the instantaneity of social media. Drawing primarily from the collection of EAI, which was founded in New York in 1971 with a mission to distribute and preserve video and media art work, "Broadcasting" will focus on how artists exploit the act of broadcast as a subject, a means of intervention, and as a form of participation. The exhibition and related programming will encourage feedback and process over static reception, with public discussions staged within the gallery and broadcast beyond the physical walls of the museum. Artists in the exhibition include Tony Cokes, Ulysses Jenkins, JODI, Shigeko Kubota, Robert Beck, and Kristin Lucas. "Broadcasting: EAI at ICA," is organized by curators Alex Klein, the Dorothy & Stephen R. Weber (CHE'60) Curator at ICA, and Rebecca Cleman, Director of Distribution at EAI. For more information about the exhibit visit: icaphila.org/ Curated and hosted by EAI's Rebecca Cleman and Anthology's Ava Tews. Special thanks to Josh Mills of Ediad Productions, and to Ben Model.

With Isabelle Adjani, Sam Neill, and Margit Carstensen. Written by Andrzej Zulawski & Frederic Tuten. If you think the Pialat and Albert Brooks films depict romantic relationships in a less-than-flattering light, behold Zulawski's POSSESSION, in which the psychic violence of the other two films in the series erupts into literal violence of the most outrageous and over-the-top variety. A nihilistic, no-holds-barred portrait of a disintegrating marriage, featuring highly stylized, career-best performances by Isabelle Adjani and Sam Neill, POSSESSION starts as psychodrama, develops into queasy supernatural horror, and ends up exploding all known genres. A film of rampant and astonishingly sustained hysteria, its craziness equaled only by its fecund imagination and deep conviction, POSSESSION is the definition of a film that's not for the faint of heart. It may just have the power to annihilate Valentine's Day once and for all.

A new concert version of guitarist GARY LUCAS' celebrated salute to 30's Chinese Pop, featuring FEIFEI YANG—vocals and Erhu with JASON CANDLER—saxophone, clarinet and percussion SPECIAL CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATION! 1930's Shanghai, "the Paris of the East", comes vividly to life in a concert of dreamy 1930's Chinese pop, re-imagined by guitarist extraordinaire GARY LUCAS and his new trio. Based on Gary Lucas' acclaimed album "The Edge of Heaven" and soon to be released follow-up, the hour-long concert showcases the heavenly voice and sinuous erhu playing of lovely FEIFEI YANG, and the swirling textures of saxophonist/percussionist JASON CANDLER. Gary, Feifei and Jason take audiences on a journey to Old Shanghai, with shimmering renditions of charming melodic songs originally sung by renowned Shanghai divas Chow Hsuan and Bai Kwong—songs beloved by the worldwide Chinese community, and enjoyed by discerning music lovers of every nationality. A fascinating blend of traditional Eastern melodies fused with Western swing, Tin Pan Alley, and Broadway influences, this enchanting music, born in the nightclubs and film palaces of 1930's Shanghai, is reinvigorated by Gary Lucas, whose inventive guitar stylings, coupled with the soaring vocals of Chinese star Feifei Yang and the hypnotic contributions of multi-instrumentalist Jason Candler, create a romantic night out in a Shanghai of the mind. Add to this the sensual visuals of lighting designer Kris Anton—a rich tapestry of art-deco images of Old Shanghai and Chinese graphic design from the period— and You are there... in a nightclub in 1930's Shanghai... on the cusp of THE EDGE OF HEAVEN A world-class guitarist and Grammy-nominated songwriter and composer, Gary Lucas has been called "Guitarist with a Global Beat" (New York Times)","One of the best and most original guitarists in America" (Rolling Stone), "One of the 100 Greatest Living Guitarists" (Classic Rock Magazine), and "Legendary Left-Field Guitarist" (The Guardian). He's released over 30 acclaimed albums in the World, Jazz, Rock, Classical, Film and Electronic categories, and performed in 40-plus countries. Gary's salute to 30's Chinese pop "The Edge of Heaven" received rave reviews from the NY Times, Wall Street Journal, NPR, and the Chinese press, and rose to #1 on the World Music Chart—with sold-out "Edge of Heaven" concerts at BAM, many international music festivals, and in Shanghai itself during World Expo.

The Laurie Beechman Theater continues its long-running late night spectacle DISTORTED DIZNEE -- now in its 5th year. Performances run select Friday nights at The Laurie Beechman DISTORTED DIZNEE is an outrageous Las Vegas-style parody revue of some of America's most beloved animated classics. Come be Part of Our World as a troupe of fabulous drag queens takes you on a twisted -- and very adult -- journey, where Evil Queens become Mean Girls, Pocahontas is a proud mary, and a little mermaid yearns for the carnal benefits of being an anatomically correct woman. This 75-minute non-stop extravaganza features high-energy dance numbers, pop culture, comedy, dazzling costumes and lip-syncing "ladies"-- with a bit of Cher, Patti LuPone, Idina Menzel, Precious, and Rihanna thrown in for good measure! DISTORTED DIZNEE began in March 2012 and was originally concieved by Daniel Logan. Current performers include Holly Dae, Bootsie LeFaris, Pixie Aventura, Monet X. Change, Brenda Dharling, and Fifi DuBois with past Distorted Diznee performers include Dallas DuBois, Bob The Drag Queen, Sutton Lee Seymour, Shenea DeDranke and Tina Burner. Daniel Logan is no longer involved or affiliated in any way with the current production of Distorted Diznee

NYCCC will be presenting a festive lunar new year performance at Brooklyn Children's Museum. The program will feature Lion dance, Chinese yo yo, live music and more!

Lunar New Year at the Museum of the City of New York - Museum of the City of New York February 16, 2018 - New York

Pearl River Mart has all your Lunar New Year needs, including decorations, candy, apparel, and more, as well as lots of fun, festive — and free! — events and performances. NYCCC will be performing from 3:30-4:00pm

Musical Shabbat is hosted every third Friday of the month at 6:30pm the BRJC band will welcome Shabbat with new songs and melodies. Get ready to sing and clap to the beat of the music and prayers of our heart. All ages welcome.

Every month Chris Gersbeck and Freddy G invite NYC's quickest comedians to riff on the worst movies of all time.

ignup starts at 4:30 and the mic goes from 5:00-7:00 pm. We have 20 5-minute spots. We will take late comers as long as we still have room.. Order is determined randomly. If you arrive after we have filled those 20 spots, don't panic! At the end of the show, we do a lightning round with the remaining time. Could be 30 seconds of stage time, could be 2-3 minutes. We welcome comedians, storytellers, improvisers, poets, acapella singers, rappers, etc. The place has two mics so duos are also cool. This is a supportive room so no use of phones or notes in the room.

An afternoon of cultural performances featuring a ribbon dance by the New York Chinese Cultural Center (3:30pm-4:00pm), a Chinese yo-yo performance (4:00pm–4:30pm) and a classic Chinese lion dance by the renowned Wan Chi Ming lion dance troupe. From 4:30pm–6:30pm, the store will host a happy hour offering complimentary drinks and bites.

Online dating, like all dating, is a wild and crazy world. David Piccolomini (host of the tinder tales podcast) has been exploring that world more than most. Let him and his hilarious friends relay tinder horror stories, great advice, and a bunch of fun games that everyone will enjoy! If you've ever been on a awkward first Tinder date or have been married for thirty years and are morbidly curious about how it all works, this is the show for you.

Chaos in the CBD, Jayda G, Jacky Sommer, Huerco S, Olin, John Barera & Will Martin - Elsewhere February 16, 2018 - Brooklyn

Repent! Come witness the shameful confessions of some of New York's funniest. Performers share jokes and tales of less-than-proud moments and honest experiences in this cringe-worthy comedy show. Featuring: Samantha Ruddy Andrew Casertano Misha Han Nick Nicosia

If you love chocolate, then this is the tour for you! You'll sample some of the most delicious traditional and artisanal chocolates anywhere in the world as you visit four of the finest chocolatiers in Brooklyn: Jacques Torres in Dumbo, The Chocolate Room in Cobble Hill, Raaka Chocolate in Red Hook and Li-Lac Chocolates in Industry City.These shops have been featured on the Food Network, the Cooking Channel and the Travel Channel. Experience the history of chocolate, how chocolate is created from "bean to bar" as well as watch demonstrations. The multimedia presentation on the screens of the bus will enhance the experience with music, slides and famous chocolate scenes form TV and movies. You'll even stop at Valentine Pier in Red Hook for one of the best views of the Statue of Liberty!

Justice in Film Join us for the New-York Historical Society's film series, featuring opening remarks by notable filmmakers, writers, legal scholars, and historians. Explore how film has tackled social strife, morality, and the perennial struggle between right and wrong—conflicts that manifest across cultures and history. All the King's Men (1949) Join us for the film noir that follows the rise of ambitious politician Willie Stark, allegedly modeled after the real 1930s Louisiana governor Huey Long. Directed by Robert Rossen. Starring Broderick Crawford, John Ireland. 109 min. REMARKS Linda Greenhouse is Knight Distinguished Journalist in Residence and Joseph Goldstein Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School. Robert Post is Sterling Professor of Law and former Dean of Yale Law School. Kenji Yoshino is Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Constitutional Law at NYU School of Law. TICKETS Entrance to the film series is included with Museum Admission during New-York Historical's Pay-as-you-wish Friday Nights (6–8 pm). No advance reservations. Tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 6 pm. New-York Historical Society Members receive priority. LOCATION The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

G3 2018, featuring Joe Satriani, John Petrucci of Dream Theater & Phil Collen of Def Leppard - The Beacon Theatre February 16, 2018 - Manhattan

Concert tour organized by guitarist Joe Satriani featuring him alongside two other guitarists. Since its inception in 1995, G3 has toured most years and has featured many guitarists, including Steve Vai (Satriani's former student), Eric Johnson (2), Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Yngwie Malmsteen, John Petrucci, Robert Fripp, Paul Gilbert, Steve Morse, Steve Lukather, Ulrich Roth, Michael Schenker, Adrian Legg.

BSM bassoon faculty member Gili Sharett performs a concert of French music for winds and piano featuring members of the Ariel Winds Quintet and BSM piano faculty member Tania Tachkova.

Friday Night Poetry Slam Semi Finals Hosted By Mahogany Browne - Nuyorican Poets Cafe February 16, 2018 - New York

Come check out the Nuyorican's most popular weekly event! Watch professional poets perform and our Wednesday night Slam winners spit! Judges of our Friday Night Slams are 5 randomly chosen members of our audience (in other words, it could be you!). $15 General admission at the door (a line forms outside an hour before admittance, general admittance starts at 10pm). Tired of waiting on line? Buy VIP Tickets online and mingle with da poets! $28 VIP admission (online only). Arrive at the Main Entrance (and not in the line) by 9:30pm SHARP!

Akie Bermiss is a pianist, composer, and singer living and working in Brooklyn, NY. He is a graduate of Bard College with degree in music composition. Since graduating from Bard, Akie has made a name for himself with his signature sound – a voice that blends R&B, Jazz, Hip Hop, and Funk effortlessly. He is currently touring with Lake Street Dive, and he has recorded and performed with Aabaraki, the Screaming Headless Torsos, Miri Ben-Ari (the Hip Hop Violinist), Rap sensation Soul Khan, and he also works with his own band, the Akie Bermiss Trio. In addition, he is also the author of a children's book, "I Hate to Be Sick," out on Scholastic.

Celebrate the Lunar New Year public school holiday with a free day of fun. Activities include storytelling, crafts, snacks, games, and a Chinese acrobat!

The musical collective known as Antibalas? (Spanish for bullet-proof or anti-bullets) was conceived of in Mexico City and formed in Brooklyn New York. The early nucleus of the group was composed of the band's founder Martín Perna and included several members from the Soul Providers / Dap Kings band, performing their first show in May 1998 in Harlem, NY. Soon after, Lagos, Nigeria native Amayo joined the band after seeing the band at a neighborhood concert. Fluent in the afrobeat music of Fela, he began composing and performing lyrics and assuming the role of the group's lead vocalist / frontman. The band began rehearsing and composing at Desco 41st street studios and later at the first Daptone Studios at Amayo's Afro Spot venue. They spent their first year performing exclusively in noncommercial spaces in lofts, community centers, parks, art galleries. In August 1999, they created a weekly residence called Africalia at Tribeca club NoMoore that ran for 18 months, where the band and repertoire expanded. In 2001, following their debut record (reissued independently, then licensed to Ninja Tune) they began touring internationally, from Glastonbury, Montreux to Newport Jazz and other renowned rock, jazz and world music festivals. Around 2003, following their third album "Who Is This America," the Dap Kings and Antibalas both became very busy, each group developed its separate full-time lineup although the groups would remain close, later reuniting with Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings and Charles Bradley for the 2014 Daptone Super Soul Revue across summer festivals and theaters in Europe and culminating in a three night run at New York's Apollo Theater. The group toured heavily performing over one hundred shows per year spread across North America and Europe between 2002 and 2007 with the releases of their third album, "Who Is This America", and fourth, "Security". From 2007-2012 many members and former members of the Antibalas participated in the Tony-Award winning Broadway musical FELA!, including the show's musical director Aaron Johnson, lead saxophonist Stuart Bogie, and assistant MD trumpeter Jordan McLean. In 2011, the group returned to the Daptone House of Soul to record their most recent album, "Antibalas" produced by emeritus member Gabriel Roth. The group toured heavily throughout the US and Europe, and later that year, performed songs from the album live on NBC's Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live. Antibalas has recorded five studio albums on the Daptone, Ninja Tune, Anti-, and Ropeadope labels as well as a number of singles and EPs. The band is currently finishing their sixth studio album due out in mid-2017. Though recognized for their fluency in Afrobeat and funk music, the band is known to collaborate with diverse groups and artists, from Angélique Kidjo to Jovanotti to Medeski Martin & Wood to Public Enemy, and served as the house band at Carnegie Hall in 2014 (Music of Paul Simon), 2015 (Music of David Byrne & Talking Heads) and most recently 2017's Music of Aretha Franklin. The Antibalas horns have performed on Grammy award-winning albums by Angelique Kidjo, and Mark Ronson and dozens of albums, sound tracks and live guest appearances with artists including The Roots, My Morning Jacket, TV on the Radio, Santigold, Jovanotti, Nneka, Ed Sheeran, Alabama Shakes, The String Cheese Incident and numerous others. Former Antibalas members have gone on to record and perform with The Dap Kings, Arcade Fire, Mark Ronson, the Black Keys, the Arks, Menahan Street Band, the El Michels Affair, Iron and Wine, Bat For Lashes, and Imogen Heap.

Cory Wong might just be your new favorite guitar player. The Minneapolis-based musician has put in his time as a versatile composer, arranger, producer, and collaborator, working on shows like NBC's "The Voice," playing alongside Ben Rector, Gene Simmons, Questlove, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Bootsy Collins, Blake Shelton, and most recently joining with the fast-rising funk band Vulfpeck as a touring and session guitarist. His expert playing and diverse influences have kept him in demand around the world and around the clock, but he remains loyal to his Midwestern home. Dubbed "the most famous Minnesota musician you've probably never heard of" by Minneapolis' The Current, Cory Wong is finally preparing to jump into the spotlight with his new album Cory Wong and the Green Screen Band.

NORE DAVIS, the young refreshing face of comedy, delivers an energetic performance filled with witty quips and sharp punch lines, combined with an amazing stage presence. Edgy and clean, NORE tells it like it is, speaking to audiences everywhere. NORE is a comedian for the masses, relating to everyone from teens to the mature adult, delivering original content, and leaving no topic unturned. From relationships to family, race, and politics, NORE brings a comedic talent that has been refined in front of countless audiences on the world's biggest stages. NORE's credits include Kevin Can Wait CBS, Boardwalk Empire, Luke Cage, Inside Amy Schumer, Jerry Seinfeld's Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, Ours to Own Campaign on www.Upworthy.com, two appearances on Gotham Comedy Live, nickmom Night Out, and The Ruckus. Time Out NY named Nore one of the Top 10 Comics to Watch at the Just for Laughs festival in Montreal. Other festival appearances include Bridgetown and Chicago Comedy Festivals. His first CD Home Game was released on Black Friday 2014, on RoofTopComedy to rave reviews, with sales still climbing. His second CD Away Game on Comedy Dynamics is doing just as well. NORE is always perfecting his act. Look out for this rising star, as he reinvents comedy one laugh at a time.

Kids in the Kitchen: Strawberry Chocolate Valentine Delight - Long Island Children's Museum February 16, 2018 - Garden City

Little chefs use real cooking tools (with some help from adults) as we make easy, yummy, kid-friendly snacks from start to finish. As they make their treat, kids gain experience measuring ingredients, following directions and building their vocabulary.

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!

Blue Circus, Raised by Tigers, The Ziggernauts, Powdermaker - MAIN FLOOR - The Delancey February 16, 2018 - New York

CEG & Nolafunk Presents Mammal Dap featuring Shira Elias (Turkuaz) Performs a Tribute to Beck - The Cutting Room February 16, 2018 - New York

Mammal Dap is adventurous instrumental rock fusion, based in Northampton Massachusetts. Together the four mammals combine elements of EDM, hip-hop, and funk to create a sound that is forward-thinking yet nostalgic, indescribable, but strangely familiar.

Lincoln Center's American Songbook - The Blind Boys of Alabama - The Appel Room February 16, 2018 - New York

Seven decades after the original group began performing together at the Alabama Institute for the Negro Blind, the five-time Grammy-winning "gospel titans" (Rolling Stone) look back at their lives and tell an essential American story of tribulation, jubilation, and resilience.

Christoph Prégardien is one of the world's foremost lyric tenors, but he is particularly renowned as a lieder singer, and within lieder, is most acclaimed for his interpretations of Schubert. His recording of the composer's heart-wrenching vocal masterpiece, Winterreise — a deep psychological journey through lost love — earned Prégardien a Grammy nomination. An earlier Schubert disc was named a "Best of the Year" in Gramophone. Hear Prégardien with the fine accompanist, Julius Drake, in his eagerly-awaited 92Y debut in the ideal context for his artistry — our Schubert: Epic & Intimate series. "His lyric tenor voice had a youthful glow, yet he sang with plaintive beauty and piercing insight." The New York Times Christoph Prégardien, tenor Julius Drake, piano

Indoors at Nowadays is a gathering place with an amazing analog soundsystem and wood dance floor. The room was dreamt up and brought into being by the Mister Saturday Night and Mister Sunday guys. We're on the border of Bushwick and Ridgewood. We throw parties on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and we do immersive listening sessions called Planetarium on Sundays. In mid-January we'll open with food, drinks and good tunes playing on the hi-fi pretty much every day of the year.

The musical collective known as Antibalas (Spanish for bullet-proof or anti-bullets) was conceived of in Mexico City and formed in Brooklyn New York. The early nucleus of the group was composed of the band's founder Martín Perna and included several members from the Soul Providers / Dap Kings band, performing their first show in May 1998 in Harlem, NY. Soon after, Lagos, Nigeria native Amayo joined the band after seeing the band at a neighborhood concert. Fluent in the afrobeat music of Fela, he began composing and performing lyrics and assuming the role of the group's lead vocalist / frontman. The band began rehearsing and composing at Desco 41st street studios and later at the first Daptone Studios at Amayo's Afro Spot venue. They spent their first year performing exclusively in noncommercial spaces in lofts, community centers, parks, art galleries. In August 1999, they created a weekly residence called Africalia at Tribeca club NoMoore that ran for 18 months, where the band and repertoire expanded. In 2001, following their debut record (reissued independently, then licensed to Ninja Tune) they began touring internationally, from Glastonbury, Montreux to Newport Jazz and other renowned rock, jazz and world music festivals. Around 2003, following their third album "Who Is This America," the Dap Kings and Antibalas both became very busy, each group developed its separate full-time lineup although the groups would remain close, later reuniting with Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings and Charles Bradley for the 2014 Daptone Super Soul Revue across summer festivals and theaters in Europe and culminating in a three night run at New York's Apollo Theater.

The legendary Patti LaBelle – The Godmother of Soul – comes to the historic St. George Theatre for a special Valentine's Day Weekend concert with an array of hits that include "Lady Marmalade", "If Only You Knew," "On My Own," "New Attitude", "Stir It Up", and more! Biography: Beautiful, simply does not describe the incomparable force known to the world as Patti LaBelle. As time continues to evolve, the soulful songbird's name has become synonymous with grace, style, elegance and class. Belting out classic rhythm and blues renditions, pop standards and spiritual sonnets have created the unique platform of versatility that Ms. Patti is known and revered for. It's a small wonder that Patti has time for anything else in between recording and touring, but she makes time and the world is oh so happy that she does! Patti has written five best-selling books, Don't Block the Blessings, LaBelle Cuisine: Recipes to Sing About, Patti's Pearls, Patti LaBelle's Lite Cuisine and Recipes for the Good Life. More recently, she introduced Patti's Good Life, a successful line of food products that features a variety of sauces, sweet potato pie and cakes and has starred in her own highly rated cooking specials on the Cooking Channel and Food Network. In addition to her amazing career as an entertainer and entrepreneurial success, Ms. LaBelle's work as a humanitarian is just as legendary. She remains an advocate for adoption, foster care, Big Sisters and the United Negro College Fund, among many other initiatives. While Ms. LaBelle's celebrated 50-plus year career is respected world-wide, she has also endured and survived personal strife. Within a 10-year period, she lost her mother, three sisters and best friend to diabetes and cancer. In 1994, LaBelle was diagnosed with diabetes and shortly thereafter became a spokesperson for the American Diabetes Association. The same motivation that had Patricia Louise Holte blossom from a choir member to lead vocalist for Patti LaBelle & The Bluebelles and later Labelle, to a solo artist is the same energy that keeps her fire burning at seventy-three years young. "Each year I grow, and that's a blessing from God. I do what I can do. I do what I feel God has given me the energy to do, so I just go out there and I do it…It's not about making money because I don't need money, but I need to sing. With a voice or without, I've got to get on that stage." And the world is thankful that Ms. Patti's voice sounds so good to our ears. www.pattilabelle.com

A Decade of Soul - Classic Soul & Motown Broadway Dinner Show - BB King Blues Club & Grill February 16, 2018 - New York

A musical journey taking you back in time! Back to when Berry Gordy's Motown label and his studio band the Funk Brothers and Stax record's Booker T and the MG's were the proponents of what came to be known as a historical style of music. "Soul Music" A trip back to when King and Smash records gave us "The Godfather of Soul" while the Columbia and Atlantic label brought us "The Queen of Soul". Now after a 28 year tenure with "The Drifters", vocalist Prentiss McNeil along with Bruce Wayne of the Wilson Picket's "Midnight Movers" are leading this classic soul review with their unmatched energy and breath taking showmanship. A Decade of Soul is a passion driven classic soul tribute where it's difficult to stay in your seat!

Just like powerful music itself, the two-time Grammy Award winner Melanie Fiona exudes soulful charm, wit, and a genuine story-telling ability that expresses both vulnerability and strength. Her distinctive voice has captivated the hearts and minds of countless souls. The Toronto native, who is signed and managed by Title 9 Productions, is creating new awe-inspiring music that promises to infiltrate the psyche of her fans.

Date and Time: Fri Feb 16 2018, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM CASA Restaurant & Lounge along with Tantalizing Productions presents Masquerade Ladies Night Out Let's talk about sex - come enter a safe space with sex Guru Monica S. Martinez as she educates you on how to please your mind, body and soul Dare to lose your inhibitions? Join her on Friday Feb 16, 2017 7-10 pm Casa Restaurant and Lounge 3607 East Tremont Avenue Bronx NY 10465 FREE TO ATTEND! Giveaways Raffles Erotic poetry Tantalizing Production Drink Specials! and much more!

Join us for Kendra Black's EP Release Show at NYC's famous Mercury Lounge on Feb. 16th! Kendra will also officially debut her new KB Sports Apparel. This is the Latest says about Kendra, "Black is sure to be one of the hottest and most talked about in the coming months." Attendees also will have a chance to win one of Kendra's limited edition cropped hoodies! For more info: KendraBlackMusic.com

Storytime and Crafts for 3-6 Year Olds! - Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden February 16, 2018 - New York

Don't forget to bring the little ones to Storytime to hear all about our Presidents! Listen to funny stories about George Washington and Abrham Lincoln, and then make president's stove pipe hats after. Free for children and caregivers.

NYC Lunar New Year 2018 Year of the Dog’s Student’s Day - Lincoln Center February 16, 2018 - New York

“Students Day,” being held Feb. 16 (10 am to 3 pm) in the lobby of David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center (10 Lincoln Center Plaza), will feature a 40-foot-long scroll of NYC’s five boroughs inspired by China’s most renowned painting, “Qingming Shanghe Tu” and created by city schoolkids, who are being urged to create small artworks that will be inserted into the scroll by CAFA. The NYC Scroll will be on public display as an interactive project at “Students Day.”

Worst Behavior: Homemade Weapons, Mizeyesis, Aquarian, Shy Eyez, Anna Morgan, Bell Curve - The Keep February 16, 2018 - Ridgewood

Dominique Morisseau's 'Detroit '67' - Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts February 16, 2018 - Brooklyn

Detroit '67 is about big issues: race, home, Motown, family and a city under siege. In the tradition of A Raisin in the Sun and The Piano Lesson, Morisseau's drama is at its core about two siblings — Chelle and Lank — clashing over the right to maintain family stability or reach for a dream of economic progress. When a white, female stranger enters their lives, the lines of the legacy they're both fighting to protect become blurred. Set against the explosive racial tensions of the 1967 Detroit riots, which occurred over the course of five days, Morisseau might be letting us know that, despite it all, the music keeps us together.

Come experience the 1982 neo-noir dystopian science fiction film, Blade Runner, the way it was always meant to be experienced: with BINGO! Although most people would say that the Blade Runner Final Cut version is the definitive director's vision of this seminal work, others would say that something important, namely FUN, was left out**! Since Videology specializes in fun, we've asked our VBRD (Videology Bingo Research & Design) Department to create custom bingo boards that highlight all the most well know cliches from the film. Put a chip on your card when you see things like: flying cars; rain; origami; or electronic billboards. Wait for characters to say famous lines like "I want more life, Father," or "Is this testing if I'm a replicant, or a lesbian?" We guarantee that this will be more than just a screening of Blade Runner, this will be a screening of Blade FUNNER!*** *This is Videology's opinion. Ridley Scott was not consulted and would most likely not approve. ** Most people would not say this. *** This one is absolutely true.

Mammal Dap featuring Shira Elias (Turkuaz) Performs a Tribute to Beck - Cutting Room February 16, 2018 - New York

Mammal Dap is adventurous instrumental rock fusion, based in Northampton Massachusetts. Together the four mammals combine elements of EDM, hip-hop, and funk to create a sound that is forward-thinking yet nostalgic, indescribable, but strangely familiar.

Citizen Kane. 1941. Directed by Orson Welles - MoMA : Museum of Modern Art February 16, 2018 - New York

Citizen Kane. 1941. USA. Directed by Orson Welles. Screenplay by Herman J. Mankiewicz, Welles. With Welles, Joseph Cotten, Ruth Warrick. 35mm. 119 min. Welles's first feature is probably the most respected, analyzed, and parodied of all films. Although its archival and historical value are unchallenged, Citizen Kane nevertheless seems fresh on each new viewing. The film touches on so many aspects of American life—politics and sex, friendship and betrayal, youth and old age—that it has become a film for all moods and generations. In its expansive way, it creates a kaleidoscopic panorama of a man's life. Welles completed it at the age of 25.

Drink along to the movie! Full guidelines will be provided at the event! "Enough is enough! I have had it with these motherfucking snakes on this motherfucking plane!" FBI agent Nelville Flynn (Samuel L. Jackson) boards a flight from Hawaii to Los Angeles, escorting a witness to trial. An on-board assassin releases a crate of deadly serpents in an attempt to kill the witness. Flynn and a host of frightened passengers and crew must band together to survive the slithery threat. Dir. David R. Ellis. 2006. 105 min. Midnight Special! $5 beer + shot combos available during the screening.

The Silent Teacher. 2017. Directed by Maso Chen Julius Caesar Was Buried in a Pet Cemetery. 2017. Directed by Sam Green - MoMA : Museum of Modern Art February 16, 2018 - New York

The Silent Teacher. 2017. Taiwan. Directed by Maso Chen. In Mandarin, Taiwanese; English subtitles. 73 min. US premiere Inside the morgue at Fu Jen Catholic University in Taipei, a man brushes his late wife's hair while telling her about his day. Referring to the name given to bodies donated for medical research, The Silent Teacher tells the dual story of the Lin family's grief over their lost matriarch, and the students who will learn how to be better doctors thanks to her selfless donation. Maso Chen's thoughtful film seeks out the connection between the physical body and the soul within. Julius Caesar Was Buried in a Pet Cemetery. 2017. USA. Directed by Sam Green. 3 min. New York premiere A short documentary about the final resting place of some legendary pets.

On February 16, 2018, two days after Valentine's Day, Xavier and his supporting cadre of talented musical guests will help you get turned on a with their salute to soul music's leading ladies. Now in its sixth year, past guests have included Tony Award winner Lena Hall, Stephin Merritt, Joan As Policewoman, Sxip Shirey, Lady Rizo, and Rachael Price of Lake Street Dive, Del Marquis of Scissor Sisters, Mykal Kilgore (Post Modern Jukebox / The Wiz Live!), Cassondra James Kellam, and Bridget Barkan. New York Mag rated the show "Brilliant" on its famed Approval Matrix axis. ! Xavier has received un-coerced praise for his vocal skills from some of the biggest names in the business, including Madonna, D'Angelo, Erykah Badu, Mary J. Blige, Devo, Anita Baker, Lena Horne, TV on the Radio, Anohni, Danny Tenaglia, The Rapture, and Ashford & Simpson. He's also a Diesel U Music Award nominee and his UK debut on Virgin Records earned him a top ten hit. The Boys Choir of Harlem alum has collaborated on recordings with Scissor Sisters, JD Samson, Young & Sick, New Power Generation, Basement Jaxx vocalists Vula & Sharlene, Diane Birch, Bright Light Bright Light, Stephin Merritt, Sxip Shirey, and LL Cool J. He is a member of Nova Social and also writes and performs regularly with Slow Knights.

Mr. Gay Syria. 2017. Directed by Ay?e Toprak One Day in Aleppo. 2017. Directed by Ali Alibrahim - MoMA : Museum of Modern Art February 16, 2018 - New York

Mr. Gay Syria. 2017. Turkey/France/Germany. Directed by Ay?e Toprak. In Arabic; English subtitles. 84 min. Husein is an Istanbul barber yearning to escape to Europe. Mahmoud is a gay rights advocate who helps asylum seekers. What brings them together is a single dream: participating in Mr. Gay World and representing the LGBT community across the Muslim world. Turkish filmmaker Ay?e Toprak weaves a narrative about the challenges of being gay in the Middle East, the devastating realities of refugees, and the hope that comes with surviving it all. One Day in Aleppo. 2017. Syria/Sweden. Directed by Ali Alibrahim. 24 min. Among the ruins of Aleppo, Syrian journalist and filmmaker Ali Alibrahim focuses his lens on the lives of civilians trying to survive in a city ravaged by civil war.

At 3am in the morning and 3 or so beers deep, New York based artist Two Feet sat restlessly on his friend's couch, The same couch that had also been serving as his bed for the last few months, in an apartment in Harlem. He was putting the final touches on a song he had written earlier that day -- unapologetically titled "Go Fuck Yourself," the track was written in a three hour blur and he hadn't given too much thought too until he had sent it to a handful of friends who said differently. Switching the track to public on soundcloud, Two Feet closed his laptop and let the liquor take him to sleep. By the time he woke up in the morning, "Go Fuck Yourself" had garnered thousands of streams and his inbox was ringing with messages from new fans and prospective labels. 5 months on and Two Feet aka Bill something is reflecting on his debut EP -- the appropriately titled, "First Steps." Independently released, the EP is a collection of 4 songs born out of frustration and a knee-jerk reaction to other projects he had been working. "I kind of just put it up because I was fed up with the other music I was making for other people" Bill says. "I was really not expecting anything to come from it. And to watch it just sort of blow up and see how people have responded to it has been incredible." Since it debuted in May on independent label, Majestic Casual, the First Steps EP has crept it's way onto major tastemaker playlists on Spotify, garnering millions of streams across the platform as well as Soundcloud, where it was first discovered. Two Feet has caught the attention of the blogoshere, with "Go Fuck Yourself" sitting at the top of the HypeMachine charts on multiple occasions, with praise from the likes of Indie Shuffle and others tastemakers. For the most part, Two Feet's hazy and mellow sound is a nod to contemporary artists like Chet Faker, with a low-key beat that is as subtle as it is unshakeable, but at the core of the EP lies Harlem influences. Tracks like "Quick Musical Doodles and Sex" bleed with an unabashed blues heart, with flitters of guitar provocatively stacked against an unrelenting electronic backbone. It's perhaps in this instant where Two Feet's jazz influences come into play and realising that less can be more, as he nonchalantly and infrequently sings, "do you remember my love?," while the guitar riffs over a soft beat. "I had been producing a lot of electronic music, so that was at the front of my mind, but I was listening to loads and loads of blues music, and I always had been -- I learnt how to play blues guitar," Bill explains. "So when I sat down to make my own music, all the influences were just sort of there.... and combined," he notes. With additional hints of indie and R&B, Bill is still getting used to seeing people respond to his music. "The other day someone sent me a snap of Miguel, and he was listening to one of my tracks n the background. That was wild." Two Feet's debut, "First Steps," are just that, but since uploading that first track, he's certainly leapt off his friends couch and hit the ground running.

Instructions on Parting. 2018. Directed by Amy Jenkins KCLOC. 2017. Directed by Ninaad Kulkarni - MoMA : Museum of Modern Art February 16, 2018 - New York

Instructions on Parting. 2018. USA. Directed by Amy Jenkins. 93 min. World premiere Using personal home videos, visual artist Jenkins presents an intimate cinéma vérité portrait of the cyclical nature of life and death. As she navigates the emotional transition into motherhood, she must also make sense of the untimely passing of several members from her immediate family. KCLOC. 2017. USA/India. Directed by Ninaad Kulkarni. 2 min. A 3-D animated documentary on the concept of time and people's reactions to a single question: "What does time mean to you?"

Starcrawler Starcrawler are a Los Angeles rock & roll band formed one year ago when Arrow de Wilde first met Henri Cash on the high school yard in Echo Park. The rhythm section of Austin Smith and Tim Franco came soon after, found on the streets of Hollywood. They play rock & roll music heavy and loud and their incendiary performances resemble the children of the Cramps, the Yeah Yeahs Yeahs, and Alice Cooper. "Ants," a song they recorded days after first playing together, was quickly discovered by London DJ Matt Wilkinson and debuted on Apple Beats One radio just as the band were playing their first few shows. The DJ loved it so much, he played it twice in a row. Soon after, it found its way to Sir Elton John, who spun it on his "Rocket Hour" radio program, as well as to Zane Lowe, who played it to further accolades. Much media interest both from the music and fashion worlds has quickly followed. "Ants" & the forthcoming "Used to Know" are from an early session recorded by Steven McDonald (Red Kross) and document the unhinged beginnings of the group taking their first steps into the public eye. They have only now found the time to take a breath and are recording their more fully realized debut LP at Pax Am studios in Hollywood with Ryan Adams producing, due out later this year. As a group, Starcrawler embodies that strange archetypal mojo that one finds in certain gangs of young rockers, only once or twice a generation; all the while still kicking and screaming as they sprint toward finding something new and entirely of their own. The band consists of Arrow de Wilde on lead vocals, Henri Cash on guitar, Austin Smith on drums, and Tim Franco on bass.

The Rest I Make Up. 2018. Directed by Michelle Memran Victor and Isolina. 2017. Directed by William D. Caballero - MoMA : Museum of Modern Art February 16, 2018 - New York

The Rest I Make Up. 2018. USA. Directed by Michelle Memran. Co-presented with Cinema Tropical. 75 min. World premiere Maria Irene Fornes is recognized as one of America's most influential playwrights and teachers, even if she is not among the most well known. Though she gradually stopped writing due to dementia, a chance encounter with filmmaker Michelle Memran reignited her spontaneous creative spirit and triggered a decade-long collaboration that picked up "where the pen left off." The duo travel from NY to Havana, Miami to Seattle, exploring Fornes's remembered past and their shared present. Theater luminaries such as Edward Albee, Ellen Stewart, Lanford Wilson, and others weigh in on Fornes's important contributions. The film is ultimately a story of love, connection, and creativity that persists even in the face of forgetting. Victor and Isolina. 2017. USA. Directed by William D. Caballero. In English, Spanish; English subtitles. 6 min. Using hybrid animation, the filmmaker interviews his elderly grandparents about their lifelong, complex, and arduous relationship.

Join the Prospect Park Alliance and learn about the Great Backyard Bird Count and search for your favorite “backyard bird.” Find woodpeckers, chickadees, and nuthatches eating from feeders along Prospect Park’s nature trails.

Join the Prospect Park Alliance this Memorial Day for family-friendly activities at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, Lefferts Historic House and the 1912 Carousel. Nature Exploration, 12–4pm Prospect Park Audubon Center Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation. Nature Play, 1–2pm: Join Alliance naturalists and learn to appreciate the beauty of nature and develop self-reliance, creativity and problem-solving skills through different outdoor play-based activities. Nature’s Helpers 2–3pm: Did you know that trees help trees? After learning how mulch protects tree roots, spend time spreading wood chips around trees. Nature on the Go!, 3–4pm: An Alliance naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us and participate in a Citizen Science project. Potato Planting, 1–4pm Lefferts Historic House Join the Prospect Park Alliance at the Lefferts Historic House, and get a taste of what life was like on a Flatbush farm in spring. Join in planting our annual potato crop, race against friends and family in organized potato sack races and take a tour of the Lefferts historic rooms. Carousel Rides, 12–5 pm Children’s Corner, $2 per ride, $9 for a book of 5 tickets, free with Alliance Family Plus membership Celebrate the start of spring with a first ride of the year on the Park’s beloved 1912 carousel.

Join the Alliance at the Lefferts Historic House this Martin Luther King Jr. Day for Freedom Songs and Stories with Tammy Hall. A masterful storyteller, Tammy Hall weaves together diverse tales from around the world to create a rich experience for all.

Broadway Sessions is NYC's Ultimate Post Theatre Extravaganza! Every Thursday night, join your host Ben Cameron as he welcomes a new group of Broadway stars to perform, interact with the crowd and bare their souls in this zany musical theatre variety show. Broadway Sessions is a NYC institution now in it's 9th hit season. Open Mic follows every show and once a month we go ALL OPEN MIC. Come get up close and personal with Broadway's brightest at the world famous Laurie Beechman Theatre on 42nd and 9th. Doors at 10pm for our pre show "Singing for Shots" (which is a riot) with showtime at 11pm

Gerald Clayton Quartet with Special Guest Joel Ross - Jazz Standard Through February 16, 2018 - Manhattan

Pianist, composer, and four–time GRAMMY Award nominee, Gerald Clayton searches for honest expression in every note he plays. His inclusive sensibilities have allowed him to perform and record with such distinctive artists as Diana Krall, Roy Hargrove, Dianne Reeves, John Scofield, and the Clayton Brothers Quintet, just to name a few past associations. Since early 2013, Clayton has toured and recorded with the band led by legendary saxophonist Charles Lloyd. He received 2012 and 2013 GRAMMY nominations for Best Jazz Instrumental Album for, respectively, Bond: The Paris Sessions and Life Forum, both released on Concord Jazz. On his latest CD Tributary Tales (2017, Motema Music), Gerald Clayton "acknowledges the influence of new people and new sounds on his music and life, tracing his course from straight–ahead player who grew up on the West Coast in a family of jazz heavies to New York musician charting his own path." Gerald Clayton - piano Joel Ross - vibraphone Matt Brewer - bass Obed Calvaire - drums Gabo Lugo - percussion

Free with RSVP / $5 Door Get some post-work drinks in your face, and some brand new knowledge in your brain while you learn about the science of beer at Pregame Your Brain! At Pregame Your Brain, several stations of experts on the week's theme will be set up around the bar -- grab a drink, and choose your own adventure. Each expert has a 10 minute speed-lesson, so you can get the basics or go deep. Each week features experts on a different topic, so come back next week for all-new stuff! This week: The Science of Sex! Whether your V-day involved tons of sex or none at all, stop by this week's Pregame Your Brain for all the answers to your sex questions. How long does prairie vole sex last? What do we know about ancient humans' sex lives? Why did that thing happen the other night?* LETS TALK ABOUT SEX (SCIENCE) BABY! (*Please just ask your doctor, Pregame Your Brain experts are not necessarily medical doctors!).

Ganja White Night is an electronic music band whose early influences are found at the roots of "Bass-Music". During the past decade, the duo traveled many countries in Europe and beyond. The band takes a new creative direction tinted with hip-hop and more generally hybrid electronic music after the release of their fourth album "Addiction" in 2014. They decided to break the fetters that connected them almost exclusively to "Dubstep" and started using other forms of expression. It is therefore with their new album "Hybrid Distillery" that the group now has to make an impression by imposing its style in other genres of electronic music. This fifth album is not only another acoustic chapter, it is also about graphics. The draftsman/graffiti artist/director "Ebola - Delit2fuite" brings a whole new visual world mixed with, just like Ganja White Night, artistic originality and singularity never achieved until now.

The Jazz Gallery Celebration Series Presents Fabian Almazan Alcanza - The Jazz Gallery February 16, 2018 - New York

Fabian Almazan – piano/electronics Sara Serpa – voice Megan Gould – violin Tomoko Omura – violin Karen Waltuch – viola Noah Hoffeld – cello Linda May Han Oh – bass Dan Weiss – drums This performance is made possible by the Chamber Music America Presenter Consortium for Jazz grant.

Philip Glass Ensemble: Music with Changing Parts - Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall February 16, 2018 - New York City

The Philip Glass Ensemble returns to Carnegie Hall after more than a decade's absence to perform one of the composer's early masterpieces, the groundbreaking Music with Changing Parts.

Mixology Festival 2018: Circuit Breakers: Jantar // Gaiamamoo - Roulette February 16, 2018 - Brooklyn

GAIAMAMOO Shogo Haraguchi – Fretless Bass, Pedals, iPad Mehata Sentimental Legend – Vocal, Pedals, Kaoss Pad Jantar Ryan Jahn – Singing Bowls, Harmonium Tianna Kennedy – Cello Chad Laird – Guitar, Electronics Kirsten Nordine – Keyboard Ted Robinson – Clarinet, Electronics Kelly Rudman – Percussion, Electronics Japanese duo GAIAMAMOO offer textured, noisy improvised music accompanied by video projections of Japanese Noh by Hiroshi Mehata, a.k.a. Mehata Sentimental Legend. The duo focuses on the intersection of sight & image, demonstrated by improvised sounds and abstract visual patterns. GAIAMAMOO is an experimental improvisation group formed in 2012 by Shogo Haraguchi and Mehata Sentimental Legend from Tokyo. In 2015, GAIAMAMOO were chosen to perform during the Sound Live Tokyo festival, organized by Pacific Basin Arts Communication (PARC), and also performed on "New Sound Sanctuary." In 2016 and 2017, the duo toured California and New York City, appearing on Ridgewood Radio on WFMU broadcasted by Outpost Artist Resources. GAIAMAMOO also appeared in Festes Majors Alternatives de Vallcarca (Barcelona, 2016), eight-hour noise marathon festival GIGANOISE 2 (Tokyo, 2016), Ende Tymes (Brooklyn, 2017), Jazz Art Sengawa 2017, CLUB JAZZ ?? (Tokyo, 2017) and opened for Wolf Eyes' Psycho Jazz in the Bay tour (California, 2017). Jantar performs Others, Who Will Follow Us, a new work consisting of video elements and improvised acoustic and electronic instruments in various combinations. Jantar grew out of a series of site-specific and film collaborations between Tianna Kennedy and Chad Laird, gradually building to an ensemble that includes Kirsten Nordine, Kelly Rudman and Ted Robinson. Jantar performs experimental easy listening music, incorporating ambient noise and improvisation derived from film and background music.

The quiet solemnity and stately tread of Sibelius's Andante festivo lifts it above the event for which it was composed: the anniversary of a Finnish factory. The unorthodox harmonies in the opening bars of Mozart's String Quartet in C Major confounded his contemporaries and inspired its "Dissonance" nickname. That aside, its brilliant construction, lyricism, and joy make it one of the composer's finest works. Powerful, lush, melodious, reliant on forward-looking harmonies, and crafted with linked thematic elements, Grieg's String Quartet in G Minor anticipates the music of the future.

Watson Adventures’ Magical Creatures Scavenger Hunt for Harry Potter Fans - American Museum of Natural History February 16, 2018 - New York

Join Watson Adventures on a unique scavenger hunt for Harry Potter fans ages 10 & up! The wizarding world is full of fantastical beasts and it’s up to you to find them! Inspired by the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts films and books, this adventure unveils the extraordinary—and the seemingly ordinary—at the American Museum of Natural History. On your quest, you’ll find tiny cousins to dragons, meet the animal inspirations for Hogwarts Houses and discover the power of dressing like a magic monster. This hunt is designed for kids and adults to do together, but all-adult teams can compete separately. Kids must be accompanied by an adult. Advance purchase is required.

We're Here: A group exhibition with Gazoo to the Moon, STAINO, Alfredo Martinez and more. - Contra Galleries Through February 16, 2018 - New York

Industry leading and local favorite street artist's Gazoo to the Moon and STAINO announced today "We're Here", their upcoming group exhibition which also includes street artists CH!Go, Jasper, and Alfredo Martinez. The collaborative group show "We're Here" will be launching on January 31st with a reception for press and collectors from 5pm to 9pm followed by a 2 week period for public viewing. The group exhibition combines a variety of both street and fine art viewed through varying lifestyles to show with art that we're all in this together and we're here together.

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!

All Torn Up, Rats In the Wall, Rebuschaos, F*CK It. I Quit. Rebuschao - The Safari Room at El Cortez February 16, 2018 - Brooklyn

Rats In The Wall is an American punk rock band from Huntington Beach, CA featuring Brad Logan (ex F-Minus, Leftover Crack).

It's like shark tank, but for bits Austin Chardac, & 2 guest Chards welcome comics to do 2mins with the investment of a drink ticket on the line. All comics interested in the drink ticket must begin their set with "Hello Chards." Starts at 6:30pm with a hard out by 8pm most weeks.

BSM bassoon faculty member Gili Sharett performs a concert of French music for winds and piano featuring members of the Ariel Winds Quintet and BSM piano faculty member Tania Tachkova.

Stand up Ny Shithole Comedy Ft. Harrison Greenbaum, Chloe Hilliard + More! - Stand Up New York February 16, 2018 - New York

Described by TimeOut NY and the NY Daily News as "the hardest-working man in comedy," Harrison Greenbaum is one of the most in-demand comedians in the country, "a favorite young star on the comedy scene" (New York Times), and "one of stand-up's hottest rising stars" (am New York). Featured on NBC's Last Comic Standing, AXS.TV's Gotham Comedy Live, National Geographic Channel's Brain Games, and the warm-up comic for ABC's Katie, Harrison is one of Comedy Central's "Comics to Watch" and the winner of the Andy Kaufman Award for originality and creativity in comedy. Headlining around the country and showcasing his unique style of comedy, Harrison proves each night why publications such as Newsday have named him one of "today's best." Chloé Hilliard: Chloé Hilliard is a larger than life comedian. Well, that's because she's 6'1 and rocks a killer afro. Born in Brooklyn, NY and raised in a large Hasidic Jewish neighborhood, Chloé has spun her unique experiences into side splitting laughs. For the last ten years, Chloé has been a culture/entertainment journalist, writing for The Village Voice, Huffington Post, Vibe, The Source and more.

Thank F#@% it's Friday! Come blow off steam from your crazy work week with Bucky. Need someone to vent about your desk-mate with jiggly leg syndrome or your roommate's dog who craps in your bed? Come complain to over 100 of your closest friends before you start your weekend! Members of BUCKY have been featured on NBC, Comedy Central, MTV, HBO, VH1, FX, College Humor, Broad City, Inside Amy Schumer and 30 Rock.

Brancusi: Between Tradition and Modernity with Stephanie Jeanjean, Gallery Educator: Discuss Brancusi's provocative use of materials and artistic references. Art in the Round public tours are led by gallery educators. Specialists in fields of art, art history, and gallery teaching, educators provide informative and meaningful experiences by engaging visitors in a shared process of close looking and conversation, with the occasional surprise. For everyone from first-time visitors to long-term members, these daily tours are invaluable for learning about the collection, special exhibitions, and the Frank Lloyd Wright building. Visitors of all ages and abilities are encouraged and welcome to join. These tours are free with admission and meet on the rotunda floor. No RSVP is required.

The George London Foundation Awards Competition Finals - The Morgan Library & Museum February 16, 2018 - New York

The 47th George London Foundation Awards Competition offers substantial awards to the most promising performers through the annual juried competition for outstanding young North American opera singers.

Joe Farnsworth is already regarded as one of the top jazz drummers in the world, but as far as he is concerned, he is just getting started. He ...

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.

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

Join the Joseph J. Theinert Memorial Fund for The Telling Project and hear 4 local veterans and 1 Gold Star Mother share their stories of service and sacrifice. Featuring Howard Jackson, World War II Army veteran; Jim Colligan, Vietnam Army veteran; Tom Spotteck, United States Marine Corps veteran, who was deployed twice to Afghanistan; Michael Zachariah Mundy, a United States Marine Corps veteran who was deployed once to Afghanistan; and Chrys Kester, forever proud mother of Joe Theinert, an Army first lieutenant who was killed in action in Afghanistan on June 4, 2010.

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 Energy Studies – The Tool(s) vs. The Toolkit • Overview of basic energy modeling principles and interpreting common energy modeling graphics. • Building a Test Box Energy Model • Walkthrough of additional examples with Q & A (including the generation of graphics for client meetings and marketing to the public).

Myriam Hernandez Amor en Concierto, Grandes Exitos - Lehman Center For The Performing Arts February 16, 2018 - New York

Myriam Hernández is a long time acclaimed Chilean Latin pop singer, songwriter, and entertainer. She has enamoured thousands of crowds all over Latin America and around the world. Ever since her first album "Myriam Hernandez" came out in 1988, hits like "El hombre que yo amo" (The Man I Love), and "Ay Amor" (Oh Love) plus many others have become hymns for the Hispanic community to be sang for decades. She has also collaborated with music giants like Paul Anka, Ricardo Montaner, Armando Manzanero, Sergio Lagos, Lucio Gatica, Ricky Martin, Celine Dion, Julio Iglesias, and the late Juan Gabriel among others.

Sameer Gupta: 'A Circle Has No Beginning' CD Release Party - Littlefield Performance and Art Space February 16, 2018 - Brooklyn

Sameer Gupta - (Set time: 9:30 PM) Sameer Gupta Sameer Gupta continues to push the envelope and dig deep by combining traditional and modern improvisational styles drawing from his dual Indian and American heritage. Gupta's latest album represents his expansive vision from a true multi-cultural perspective that now bridges several continents. 'A Circle Has No Beginning' delves into the deep waters of cultural cross-over music by honoring the ensemble's diversity, influences of soul music, Classical and Golden-Era music of India, Native American melodies, modern Jazz, and pure spontaneity help bring together a relevant and powerful statement. The brand new album represents the power of collaboration and mindfulness towards others. This project as a whole represents cultural unity through deep respect for musical traditions as well as the diversity of modern improvisation with musical collaborations between strong unique creative voices coming from different influences. Brandee Younger Trio - (Set time: 8:00 PM) Brandee Younger Trio A versatile artist who has been proven to defy genres and labels, this young harpist has created a unique niche in both traditional and non-traditional harp arenas. In addition to expressively interpreting traditional harp repertoire, this young harpist plays in a style reminiscent of Dorothy Ashby and Alice Coltrane, yet has developed a beautiful and fresh sound all her own. Ms Younger is most recognized for working with Jazz royalty as well as Grammy winning Hip-Hop producers and artists. Her ability to feature the harp in genres of music where the instrument is often absent is a testament of her love for the instrument, and her cross-reaching ability as a musician.

Families with 0-5 year olds, siblings and caregivers experience Shabbat with songs, stories, instruments and dancing. Journey through a Shabbat experience that will excite your children and develop Jewish Community. Tot Shabbat concludes with challah and grape juice and lots of smiles.

Every third Friday of the month at 6:30pm the BRJC band will welcome Shabbat with new songs and melodies. Get ready to sing and clap to the beat of the music and prayers of our heart. All ages welcome.

Mija returns to Brooklyn February 15 bringing a UK New Wave vibe and disco tunes to House of Yes! Joining her for the night is Ryan Forever from LA along with NYC's own Devon James and Safari Joe + Friends. The dance music maven brings her 'Never B Alone' tour with a simple message - a bunch of emo kids at heart who want to have a safe place to be weird & dance it all off. That's the Loners Club idea, we all belong here.Get there early to join the Loners Club Hour from 10-11. Submit your art & music on the Facebook event page and get the chance to show off some of your work, surrounded by face painters, hair stylists and glitter galore.

The Peter Fish Group is led by Peter Fish, six-time Emmy winning composer and keyboard player extraordinaire. Playing alongside stars such as Tony Bennett, Keith Emerson of Emerson, Lake and Palmer, and Danny Seraphine of Chicago, his passion for music and his incredible talent allowed him to bring together some of the best musicians New York City has to offer. Together, they serve up an extremely tight, funky jazz group. Their latest recording, "Numbers", is a perfect representation of the caliber of music that this group brings to their performances. All of the pieces written by Mr. Fish showcase his Rhodes playing, as well as the artists in their habitat – knocking out grooves complex and rich that captures the audience's attention. He is supported by all-star musicians: Benjamin Drazen, sax, (Rashied Ali, Dave Liebman) whose own group's album on Posi-Tone Records "Inner Fights" was recently released to rave reviews; Paul Livant on guitar, (Paul Simon, Carly Simon) ; Waldron Ricks, trumpet, (Art Blakey, Roy Haynes, Count Basie Orchestra); Billy Grant, bass, (Oliver Lake, Living Colour, Kid Rock), and finally; Abe Fogle, drums, (Rob Thomas, Los Nubians. Kool and the Gang, D'Angelo, Kelis). All get to show their musical prowess inside the infectious melodies and grooves that Mr. Fish has composed. When the band lets loose on Peter's songs, akin to grooves from Cannonball Adderley or Herbie Hancock circa '73, the sound is fresh and solid and its a guarantee you'll feel it. Their diverse musical backgrounds shine while they bring the lines to life. The Peter Fish Group is hard-hitting in the best way and it only takes one listen to convert even the toughest critic.

Every Friday, and for two headlining weeks a year, the "BBB" roars into action playing a thrilling and original mix of jazz, funk, Brazilian, Latin and world music for sold-out audiences. Featured weekly guest artists drop-in from television bands (David Letterman, Saturday Night Live) and pop music touring bands (Rob Thomas, Rod Stewart). Come see for yourself why Time Out New York called the BBB, "a completely unique experience... there isn't another band like this anywhere," and yelp.com proclaims, "if you hear one band in NYC make sure this is it... and prepare to be blown away!"

The Decibel Magazine Tour 2018: Enslaved, Wolves in the Throne Room & more - Irving Plaza February 16, 2018 - New york

Lineup: Enslaved, Wolves in the Throne Room, Myrkur, Khemmis Special Offers: VIP Balcony Ticket VIP Balcony Ticket Includes: Front of the Line, Access to the VIP Balcony behind the Soundboard, Poster Age Restriction: 16+ unless accompanied by an adult GA standing room & VIP options available. Accessible accommodations should purchase a General Admission ticket and will be taken care of at the venue day of event. For over 150 years, Irving Plaza has been one of New York City's premier entertainment sites. Located just minutes from Union Square, the famed red marquee has displayed the names of thousands of artists, bringing them together with fans all throughout the city. Enjoy a cold beverage from our wide selection of drinks, and kick back in our lounge area before the show. No matter what genre, Irving Plaza shows are like no other. Want to get inside information on tons of awesome shows like this one? Sign up for our newsletter to be notified about all things Irving Plaza, including presales, special offers, and ticket giveaways! Click here to sign up! Follow us on our socials! Facebook: /IrvingPlaza Twitter: @IrvingPlaza Instagram: @IrvingPlaza Snapchat: IrvingPlazaNYC ARTIST INFO Enslaved's debut "Vikingligr Veldi" came in the spring of 1994, while the successful second album "Frost" was released already winter 1994. In many ways "Eld" ('97) marked the opening of a horizon-widening era for the band, with a small detour on "Blodhemn" the following year: Enslaved's most furious and black-edged effort to date. "Mardraum (Beyond the Within)" was released in 2000; taking on an experimental and innovative approach for Extreme Metal. The band followed up with "Monumension" in 2001; receiving more surprising positive response to their "no rules" approach to Extreme Metal. A new line-up was put together after the recording of "Below the Lights", marking the opening of a new, shimmering chapter. The new line-up released the album "Isa" in late 2004, and the album put Enslaved at the very forefront of contemporary Extreme Metal; both as a recording and live artist – proving the latter with the release of acclaimed live-DVD "Return to Yggdrasill". "Ruun" was released in 2006, and received numerous great reviews from fans, magazines and websites worldwide. Early 2007 Enslaved sat out on their first full tour through USA and Canada since the late 90s; following up with treks all over Europe and more North America. Back in the studio the band conjured up "Vertebrae" ('08) together with mixer Joe Baresi – an album that spread across the globe like fire with extensive promotion and extensive touring. More inspired than ever the band worked on a new album throughout 2009, and started recording during the first weeks of 2010. The band's first co-operation with mixer Jens Bogren; "Axioma Ethica Odini" received Enslaved's 4th consecutive Norwegian Grammy in the Metal category. Enslaved continued to tour Norway, Europe and North America – and in 2012 they inked a worldwide deal with leading label Nuclear Blast Records. This all resulted in Enslaved's groundbreaking 2012-album "Riitiir", followed up throughout 2013 – with North American and European tours, and of course more festival appearances around the world. It also became the year when Enslaved finally made its way down under to Australia, a highly memorable and successful endeavor. 2014 were set to be the year when Enslaved took yet another step up, out, forward and whatever directions there are. The year started with supporting Amon Amarth. Then the summer and autumn saw the delivery of two highly public commissioned pieces in Norway, and the recording a new album. 2015 was one of the band's busiest years; festivals were being played en masse, Enslaved's own Ivar Bjørnson curated Roadburn 2015, and the new album "In Times" and its accompanying tours has set a new precedence for what progressive Extreme Metal can be. True Norwegian Innovation, in short. 2016 was the band's 25th anniversary – which the band celebrated with tours, festivals and special 2- and 3-night shows (where sets were based on divisions of songs by timeline). It was also the year when debut "Vikingligr Veldi" and collection of rare material "The Sleeping Gods" was released through By Norse Music (co-owned by Ivar Bjørnson). At the end of the year, longtime keyboard Herbrand retired as a performing musician. The train that is Enslaved does not stop for anything though, and their new album "E" will be released in 2017.

Starting in Chicago, Kurt Elling -- "The standout male vocalist of our time," (New York Times) -- recorded several of his early albums, earned the first of many GRAMMY® nominations and catapulted onto the national stage before moving to Manhattan in 2008. Elling's recent CD release, "Passion World," is a tour-de-force program of love songs from around the world. Performing each song in its native tongue, Elling tells rich stories about musical history on a grand multicultural tour of exotic places and cultures.

Ethel, the String Quartet Redefining Concert Music, Continues Popular Met Museum Concert Series - Metropolitan Museum of Art February 16, 2018 - Upper East Side

Since 2012, ETHEL, the acclaimed string quartet that Pitchfork.com described as "a necessary jet of cold water in the contemporary classical scene," has been serving as resident ensemble at The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Balcony Bar. Marking the first time that a prominent musical group has been featured in that venue, ETHEL will performs there on a regular basis, sometimes with friends and collaborators, throughout the year. To enliven the Balcony Bar programming, the quartet also selects musical groups from ETHEL's expansive list of notable colleagues to perform when the group is on the road. This new programming initiative provides a variety of musical experiences to Met audiences delivered by a range of ensemble types and compositions. The Balcony Bar serves appetizers and cocktails on the second floor balcony overlooking the Great Hall. The performances, consisting of three sets between 5:00 and 8:00 p.m., are free with Museum admission. ETHEL + Friends @ Met Museum Performances at a Glance January 26-27 Loggins-Gookin Duo February 2-3 | Mivos Quartet February 9-10 | Laurence Hobgood Trio February 16-17 ETHEL February 23-24 ETHEL About ETHEL ETHEL was established in New York City in 1998, quickly earning a reputation as one of America's most adventurous string quartets—heirs to the likes of the Kronos Quartet and Soldier String Quartet, and part of a generation of young artists blending uptown, conservatory musicianship with downtown genre-crossing—by playing with the intensity and accoutrements of a rock band. The New York Times has described them as "indefatigable and eclectic," and The New Yorker has deemed them "vital and brilliant." Nearly two decades into their singular career, ETHEL has in turn become seminal in its own right, a path-breaker for countless new genre-spanning ensembles, and a prolific commissioner of new music. At the heart of ETHEL is a collaborative ethos—a quest for a common creative expression that is forged in the celebration of community. The quartet creates and tours rich, often multimedia, productions including the evening-length ETHEL's Documerica, inspired by the tens of thousands of images shot as part of the Environmental Protection Agency's decade-long Project Documerica, launched in 1971; The River, a collaboration with Taos Pueblo flutist Robert Mirabal (album released June 2016); the introspective Grace, featuring ETHEL's arrangements of music by Ennio Morricone and Jeff Buckley; and Blue Dress, which pays homage to women making their musical mark on the 21st century. ETHEL has collaborated with artists including David Byrne, Bang on a Can All Stars, Kaki King, Todd Rundgren, Joe Jackson, Ursula Oppens, Juana Molina, Tom Verlaine, STEW, Andrew Bird, Thomas Dolby, Jeff Peterson, Laurence Hobgood, Jake Shimabukuro and Vijay Iyer. ETHEL's self-titled debut album was a Billboard "Best Recording of '03." Light ranked #3 on Amazon.com's "Best of '06." Oshtali: Music for String Quartet, '10, is the first commercial recording of American Indian student works, and Heavy, '12, was a Q-2 "Album of the Week." The recording of ETHEL'S Documerica, '15, was featured by The New York Times' Press Play and on iTunes' classical front page. The River with guest artist Robert Mirabal debuted in 2016, and was nominated for a NAMMY award. ETHEL has appeared as a guest artist on over a dozen music labels, to include: Laurence Hobgood's tesseterra (label TBD, 2017); The Paha Sapa Give-Back by Jerome Kitzke (Innova, 2014); (Cold Blue Two (Cold Blue Music, 2012); Glow by Kaki King (Velour Recordings, 2012); Blue Moth by Anna Clyne (Tzadik, 2012); The Duke by Joe Jackson (Razor & Tie, 2012); A Map of the Floating City by Thomas Dolby (Redeye Label, 2011); John the Revelator: A Mass for Six Voices by Phil Kline (Cantaloupe Music, 2008) with vocal group Lionheart; and the Grammy Award-winning, Dedicated to You: Kurt Elling Sings the Music of Coltrane and Hartman (Concord Records, 2009). The quartet regularly performs works by all of the members of the ensemble, alongside music by Philip Glass, Julia Wolfe, John King, Phil Kline, David Lang, Dan Friel, John Zorn, Missy Mazzoli, Anna Clyne, Steve Reich, Don Byron, Aleksandra Vrebalov, Marcelo Zarvos, Pamela Z, Evan Ziporyn and Terry Riley. Over the past five years, ETHEL has premiered 150+ new works, many of them commissioned by the quartet. ETHEL is the Resident Ensemble at The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Balcony Bar and Ensemble-in-Residence at Denison University, where the quartet members were awarded honorary doctorates during the 2017 commencement exercises. ETHEL is: Ralph Farris (viola), Kip Jones (violin), Dorothy Lawson (cello) and Corin Lee (violin). ETHEL is the Resident Ensemble at The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Balcony Bar and Ensemble-in-Residence at Denison University.

Start your weekend off right with this Friday Night Mic in the heart of Manhattan! Hosted by Eric Wood!

Show up ready to be challenged, meet new people, and improvise! This jam will get you ready for the next level of improv while being the perfect pregame to your weekend.

Revolver & Saint Vitus Present: Incendiary, Xibalba, Year of the Knife, Hangman - Brooklyn Bazaar February 16, 2018 - Brooklyn

THE CAMPAIGN is a love letter to all things fantasy, adventure and nerd-dom. Armed with only a 20 sided dice, our players use a blend of theater and improv to fight dragons, traverse dungeons and save the realm from all forms of evil. THE CAMPAIGN takes the audience through one whole adventure each performance, from the heroes choosing their quest to the final showdown with whatever lurks in the darkness. One-shot audience members will be treated to a complete narrative, while repeat viewers can follow an overarching storyline. There will be dungeons. There will be dragons. There will be mountain dew.

In "What Town? The Musical" Katie Hammond and Daniel Tepper create an improvised musical on the spot, telling the story of a made up location provided by the audience. Katie Hammond and Daniel Tepper also play all of the characters in the town. It's hilarious. It's heartfelt. It's... What Town?

Every month, LeMar McLean assembles an all-star cast of improvisers and stand-up comics, including some of the funniest women of late-night television.

Three women visit their hometown for their 10 year H.S. Reunion and soon come to find that reliving the "glory days" isn't always all that glorious. As proof, they've documented the whole chaotic event, in an attempt to teach anyone who will listen, "How to Survive Your High School Reunion." The real question is, will they?

Bridget Barkan presents her new ONE woman multi-media ALL original musical about the heroine's journey from the SELF to the OTHER! Stories of addiction, SEX, relationships, career, the search for GOD and the discovery and HEALING found in UNIVERSAL LOVE.

BoogieManja (n): 1.) A huge, exciting, experimental monster. 2.) An hour of fantastic sketch comedy from some of the best performers and writers in NYC. 3.) Something that changes shape or form every month. Boogiemanja.com

You know those legendary indie teams that broke up? They're back for a night of retrospection and improv.

ArchForKids presents Minecraft Mania - Brooklyn Public Library, Cortelyou Branch February 17, 2018 - Ditmas Park

Come meet Lisbeth Kaiser, the author of a picture book on Maya Angelou! She will read from her book as well as discuss her creative process. The inspiring and informative book follows Maya Angelou, from her early traumatic childhood to her time as a singer, actress, civil rights campaigner and, eventually, one of America's most beloved writers.

Celebrate the Year of the Dog at QBG with crafts and performances. Learn about the Lucky Plants of Lunar New Year. From chrysanthemums to jade plants, you'll find out more about these auspicious beauties. Visit the plant sale and buy your own to take home!

Classical Arab Music: Al Muwashahat through Rhythm and Dance - Bay Ridge Library February 17, 2018 - Bay Ridge

Dance and sing along withTkiya from The Jewish Community Music School. Best suited for children ages 0 to 5. Sponsored by PJ Library.

Singer/pianist Eric Comstock has been called "a song's best friend," and the jazz and pop songbooks are in great hands when he is onstage at Birdland. Whether the song is by Rodgers and Hart or Ellington and Strayhorn, Paul Simon or Bob Dylan, you'll hear the lyric as if for the first time. Joining Eric will be eminent bassist/composer Sean Smith -- in all, a perfect winter Saturday supper!

Emerson at Big Mart is an expose of the inner workings of Big Mart's flagship Big Box store in Appleton, Wisconsin where monkey business abounds on a daily business, especially as the head of Human Resources is actually a monkey. Spit Up has dedicated the past 15 years of his life to Big Mart as an unpaid Apprentice Trainee, and yet the promotion to employee, much like the old merchandise on the top shelves Spit Up's dreams of being made an employee and health insurance remain out of reach. In parallel, the Big Mart CEO Joseph McCarthy - yes that Joe McCarthy- Senator from Wisconsin hates Communists, or thinks he does until he meets the charming Qinghui Liu on a visit to China, - is determined to profit from the expansion of the store's brand into China, and overcome the competition from online retailers. The play focusses on Spit Up's efforts to get the benefits he has tirelessly worked for and the institutional obstacles that make obtaining that goal complicated.

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!

Rhett Sever's Tumbled Weed Connection Open Mic (PIT ATTIC) - PIT Striker Mainstage February 17, 2018 - New York

Janeane Garofalo sits down for a discussion about her comedy career. Topics will include her standup, "The Larry Sanders Show", "The Ben Stiller Show", "Mr. Show", "Wet Hot American Summer", and so much more. This will be a live podcast recording hosted by Mark Malkoff.

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 backgrounds, forging and strengthening cross-cultural partnerships, and preserving the evolving stories and traditions of Irish culture for generations to come. The all-star cast includes Panti Bliss, Ireland’s Queen of Drag; Up & Over It (former Riverdance leads); and Megan Riordan (Once - The Musical), and is created and directed by Jennifer Jennings and Phillip McMahon. Panti Bliss has the distinction of being Ireland’s most famous drag queen as well as an international political activist and outspoken supporter of gay rights. Her infamous speech in support of gender equality played a major role in Ireland’s legalization of same-sex marriage in 2015. The speech was called “the most eloquent Irish speech in almost 200 years” and was praised by Dan Savage, Ru Paul, Graham Norton, Madonna and countless others. A video of the speech has received over 800,000 views, and her Tedx Talk “All the Little Things” has been viewed by 400,000 people. Panti has danced with Cyndi Lauper onstage in Japan, regularly hosts the annual Dublin Pride celebrations, and is the subject of a critically acclaimed documentary The Queen of Ireland. Her stand up show High Heels in Low Places played to stellar reviews and packed houses across Ireland, the UK, Europe, Australia and the U.S. Her memoir, Woman in The Making, written with her alter ego Rory O’Neill, was a bestseller in Ireland. Emmet Kirwan is a Dublin-based actor, writer and filmmaker. He is a graduate of Trinity College’s Samuel Beckett Centre and has performed at The Gate and The Abbey Theatres. He has written for Irish television and film, and won the IFTA-winning short film "Heartbreak", originally commissioned and written for RIOT. Lords of Strut, Street Performance World Champions and unlikely heroes of Britain’s “Got Talent 2017,” are on a mission to change the world with dance. The spandex-wearing duo, Cian Kinsella and Cormac Mohally, mix character comedy with acrobatics and slapstick, resulting in manic and sexy comedy. Suzanne Cleary and Peter Harding of Up and Over It accumulated championship titles on the competitive Irish dance circuit before joining Riverdance productions on Broadway and around the world. They first performed as Up and Over It at the 2009 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, shortly before their short “hand dance” video went viral, leading to appearances on the global “Got Talent” franchise. Their videos have been seen by over 12 million people. Ronan Brady was a secondary school teacher and soccer star before running away to join the circus and becoming a full-time physical artist specializing in Cyr Wheel and Duo Trapeze. He has performed across the U.K. and with international festivals. Megan Riordan’s credits include Once-the Musical! in Dublin and South Korea. She has performed in plays across the U.K. in film and television, and has a leading role in the award-winning series An Klondike. Adam Matthews is a Dublin-based singer and songwriter. He has performed at music festivals and venues across Ireland, and is currently recording with a new band Phoeno. Nicola Kavanagh has performed in plays and festivals across the U.K. She has toured and recorded with the Irish choral group, Anúna. ABOUT NYU SKIRBALL CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS NYU Skirball, located in the heart of Greenwich Village, is one of New York City’s major presenters of international work, and has been the premier venue for cultural and performing arts events in lower Manhattan since 2003. The 860-seat state-of-the art theater, led by Director Jay Wegman, provides a home for internationally renowned artists, innovators and thinkers. NYU Skirball hosts over 300 events annually, from re-inventions of the classics to cutting-edge premieres, in genres ranging from dance, theater and performance arts to comedy, music and film. NYU Skirball’s unique place as a vibrant cultural center within New York University enables it to draw on the University’s intellectual riches and resources to enhance its programming with dialogues, public forums and conversations with artists, philosophers, scientists, Nobel Laureates and journalists. www.nyuskirball.org. TICKETS RIOT will run February 15 – 17 at 7:30 pm and is appropriate for audiences 17 and older. Tickets start at $40; on-stage cabaret seating is $65. Tickets may be purchased online at www.nyuskirball.org, by phone at 212.998.4941, or in person at the NYU Skirball Box Office, 566 LaGuardia Place at Washington Square: Tuesday-Saturday, 12:00–6:00 P.M. Subways: A, B, C, D, E, F, M to West 4th St.; R & W to 8th Street; 6 to Astor Place.

New York is the greatest city in the world, but sometimes awesome stuff happens elsewhere. Some of the best storytellers in the city come together to share true tales from beyond the boroughs. Hosted by Andre Medrano

Decorative Soap will perform a soap opera genre monoscene that shows love still goes on even if forget on Valentines Day! There will be love, hate, passion, happiness, jealousy, death, returns from the dead, and much more! Decorative Soap players: Michelle Drozdick, Matthew Mummey, Sarah Kimball, Kate Ryan, Kaitlin Lee, Chessie Kaufmann, and Kevin McNair.

Tuesday-Saturday evenings, doors open at 11:15pm for Late Night Sessions featuring some of the most talented emerging artists in jazz. There are no reservations for Late Night Sessions - just swing by! This month, Thursday and Saturday evenings will be hosted by Julian Lee.

Tonight our brilliant PIT students take the stage. The legends of tomorrow show you they're actually the stars of today.

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).

The Elastic Time Cannon is a mind bending, time blending, never ending adventure through the space-time continuum. With the suggestion of an opening line of dialogue this extratemporal cast creates an expanding and eventually collapsing universe of characters all born from the same moment in time. ETC shows are marked with causal loops, dimensional incursions, and a multiverse of high stakes moments. It's an absurd, laugh out loud thrill ride of a show!

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

The Franchise Show invites you to attend an exciting, two-day event! Buying a Franchise means you are in business for yourself, but not by yourself. This event is perfect for exploring the option of self-employment. Meet face to face with representatives from top franchise concepts and business opportunities who want to expand or develop in your area. Compare a variety of opportunities and learn about many different industries at every investment level. You will have the chance to ask the questions that directly affect you and go home with all the information you need.

A sketch comedy show celebrating the acting and writings of Magnet and P.I.T. Alum Meghan St. Thomas. Featuring special guest performers and writers from NYC's comedy finest. And a secret musical guest. Come for the laughs, leave with an experience

Uncle Function is a NYC-based sketch comedy group featuring Chris Cafero, Russell Daniels, Jessica Frey, Douglas Goodhart, and Gianmarco Soresi. This is a sketch team of serious actors. This sketch team can act. This sketch team can act the shit out of a sketch. One of the members of the sketch team has booked a national commercial. One of the members of the sketch team only does Shakespeare and sketch. So, you know, high brow. One of the members of Uncle Function will never actually be an uncle. And it isn't because of infertility. Just like your real Uncles, we'll make you laugh, cry, think, feel moderately uncomfortable, and then send you back to your parents forever changed.

Little Duck and all of her friends on the farm celebrate Valentine's Day by inviting a newcomer to join in the fun in this charming addition to the award-winning Click, Clack series from the New York Times bestselling and Caldecott winning team who brought you Click, Clack, Moo and Click, Clack, Surprise! Activities to follow.

Ladies Night R&B Super Jam returns to Brooklyn on Saturday, February 17 with an all-star lineup of R&B favorites including Xscape, Bobby Brown, Bell Biv Devoe, K-Ci & JoJo, Faith Evans, Tank, Stokley of Mint Condition and Blackstreet

The PIT's longest running team, The Baldwins, perform their signature brand of longform improv comedy at 8pm every Saturday night. "One of the most impressive and absurd long-form improv routines in the city." - TimeOut NY "Terrific, hilarious and disgusting." - Josh Radnor, How I Met Your Your Mother The Baldwins are Kevin Cragg, Daniela Donohue, Meg Griffiths, Chris Griggs, Sarah Nowak, Amanda Peck, Pat Sheperd, and Micah Sherman.

With a cast of improv comedy veterans in New York City, North Coast's explosive performances have been packing comedy venues, universities, and festivals nationwide since 2009. Built around a single suggestion from an audience member, the show's improvised scenes escalate into full-blown hip-hop songs, facilitated by a live beatboxer. With their seamless melding of comedic timing and freestyle rapping abilities, North Coast frequently blurs the line between comedy show and concert, drawing audiences from the comedy, hip-hop, and theater communities for an experience that has been hailed as "mind-blowing" and "next level" by critics and audiences alike.

Asia Society rings in the Year of the Dog with performances and traditional craft activities inspired by Lunar New Year traditions across Asia.

Paint, build, craft, or collage – use familiar materials, or experiment with new! Inspired by the museum’s exhibitions and local artists, MOCACREATE explores different themes every month. In February, help welcome the New Year by making handmade decorations to liven up the museum. Transform the space with colorful creations, which will be on display through the annual Lunar New Year Family Festival!

Live Music with The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music - Walker Hotel | The Parlour at Society Cafe February 17, 2018 - New York

Juice, Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers, Ian Kieffer - Knitting Factory February 17, 2018 - Brooklyn

Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers will make a sprightly young groove doctor out of anyone. With spectacular energy pulsating from every member of the band, the Rainbow Seekers could illuminate the very chambers of Heaven. Lead singer Joe Hertler splashes through lyrical puddles of golden rain, leaving his audience wearing flowery crowns and bubbling smiles. A ride on the Rainbow will take you across the mountains of Motown, through the fjords of folk, over the archipelagos of Americana, and—at last—into a funky firth, where only the fiercest of friendships can be found. The Rainbow Seekers began their quest beneath the fingertips of songwriter Joe Hertler. Bassist and producer Kevin Pritchard, recently thawed from an extremely rare prehistoric groove glacier, discovered the forlorn Hertler in a twinkling, mysteriously fortuitous place called The Quilted Attic. Alongside legendary glacier-hunter Rick Hale—who would later spend decades forging a drum set from pure, white-hot, ancient stardust to mark the occasion—Pritchard changed the world: He wrangled Hertler into musical collaboration. And the lonely little songsmith, it turned out, was not quite as alone as he seemed: With him came the irresistibly sexy blues guitar prodigy who is now known to the world as Ryan Hoger.

There's a great scene in The Last Waltz – the documentary about The Band's final concert – where director Martin Scorsese is discussing music with drummer/singer/mandolin player Levon Helm. Helm says, "If it mixes with rhythm, and if it dances, then you've got a great combination of all those different kinds of music: country, bluegrass, blues music, show music…" To which Scorsese, the inquisitive interviewer, asks, "What's it called, then?" "Rock & roll!" Clearly looking for a more specific answer, but realizing that he isn't going to get one, Marty laughs. "Rock & roll…" Well, that's the way it is sometimes: musicians play music, and don't necessarily worry about where it gets filed. It's the writers, record labels, managers, etc., who tend to fret about what "kind" of music it is. And like The Band, the members of Railroad Earth aren't losing sleep about what "kind" of music they play – they just play it. When they started out in 2001, they were a bunch of guys interested in playing acoustic instruments together. As Railroad Earth violin/vocalist Tim Carbone recalls, "All of us had been playing in various projects for years, and many of us had played together in different projects. But this time, we found ourselves all available at the same time." Songwriter/lead vocalist Todd Sheaffer continues, "When we started, we only loosely had the idea of getting together and playing some music. It started that informally; just getting together and doing some picking and playing. Over a couple of month period, we started working on some original songs, as well as playing some covers that we thought would be fun to play." Shortly thereafter, they took five songs from their budding repertoire into a studio and knocked out a demo in just two days. Their soon-to-be manager sent that demo to a few festivals, and – to the band's surprise – they were booked at the prestigious Telluride Bluegrass Festival before they'd even played their first gig. This prompted them to quickly go in and record five more songs; the ten combined tracks of which made up their debut album, "The Black Bear Sessions." That was the beginning of Railroad Earth's journey: since those early days, they've gone on to release five more critically acclaimed studio albums and one hugely popular live one called, "Elko." They've also amassed a huge and loyal fanbase who turn up to support them in every corner of the country, and often take advantage of the band's liberal taping and photo policy. But Railroad Earth bristle at the notion of being lumped into any one "scene." Not out of animosity for any other artists: it's just that they don't find the labels very useful. As Carbone points out, "We use unique acoustic instrumentation, but we're definitely not a bluegrass or country band, which sometimes leaves music writers confused as to how to categorize us. We're essentially playing rock on acoustic instruments." Ultimately, Railroad Earth's music is driven by the remarkable songs of front-man, Todd Sheaffer, and is delivered with seamless arrangements and superb musicianship courtesy of all six band members. As mandolin/bouzouki player John Skehan points out, "Our M.O. has always been that we can improvise all day long, but we only do it in service to the song. There are a lot of songs that, when we play them live, we adhere to the arrangement from the record. And other songs, in the nature and the spirit of the song, everyone knows we can kind of take flight on them." Sheaffer continues: "The songs are our focus, our focal point; it all starts right there. Anything else just comments on the songs and gives them color. Some songs are more open than others. They 'want' to be approached that way – where we can explore and trade musical ideas and open them up to different territories. But sometimes it is what the song is about." So: they can jam with the best of them and they have some bluegrass influences, but they use drums and amplifiers (somewhat taboo in the bluegrass world). What kind of music is it then? Mandolin/vocalist John Skehan offers this semi-descriptive term: "I always describe it as a string band, but an amplified string band with drums." Tim Carbone takes a swing: "We're a Country & Eastern band! " Todd Sheaffer offers "A souped-up string band? I don't know. I'm not good at this." Or, as a great drummer/singer/mandolin player with an appreciation for Americana once said: "Rock & roll!"

The Lost Bayou Ramblers, renowned by NPR for their "revved-up Cajun music," celebrate their 2018 Grammy-winning album, KALENDA, which took home Best Regional Roots Music Album. Known for their sensational Louisianan vibes, the Lost Bayou Ramblers sport a deep resume that includes collaborators ranging from Jack White to Arcade Fire, with additional credits to the score of the Oscar-nominated film, Beasts of the Southern Wild.

FOREVER is an improv comedy show inspired by New York Times wedding announcements. You pick a wedding announcement, we make up a funny show.

Live Music with The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music - Walker Hotel | The Parlour at Society Cafe February 17, 2018 - New York

Michael Sheelar is a pianist and composer based in New York City, he is completing his undergraduate degree at The New School for Jazz. Michael primarily works with original and improvised music. During his time in New York he has begun working in the field of cross- disciplinary collaboration, collaborating with the Joffrey School of Ballet, the Lincoln Center Library for Performing Arts, and Visual artist John Zinsser. He plans to continue his studies here in New York after he completes his undergraduate degree this Spring. Originally from Maine, Hattie Simon is a New York-based jazz vocalist and student at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music. Hattie spends her time developing her craft, leading a neo-soul collective, and working with various artists throughout the city. She has a passion for composing, as well as interpreting jazz standards and the original works of others.

Every 3rd Saturday of the month, show boss Allen McRae brings you a show full of bits that ain't nobody ever seen before, including him! The best comedians in NYC pitch brand new skits and bits and all Allen gets to see in the title. Hosted by sketch comedy vagrants Yukon Shorty, The Last Show You Should See is comedy on the edge, start streching nerds. February is the shortest month of the year, so this month our performers will tackle the subject of Running Out Of Time.

Sunset Park Kids' Saturday Cinema Club: The LEGO Batman Movie - Industry City Factory Floor February 17, 2018 - Brooklyn

Every Saturday Industry City hosts the Saturday Cinema Club in the Factory Floor with Rooftop Films. Join us for a free screening of The LEGO Batman Movie, with arts and crafts from our friends at Project kid!

One-part stand-up comedy One-part dating game show One-part guess who? Tinderella is a monthly variety show that examines and pokes fun at the crazy era of modern digital romance. Bachelor/bachelorette stand-up comics perform for you, then participate in a dating game show, where they'll choose between three mystery contestants. The only information given comes from the contestant's REAL online mobile dating profile. How else does a performer find love in the crazy era of modern digital romance?

DYCD is excited to offer a unique training opportunity to our COMPASS Programs on: 2nd Annual COMPASS Program Safety Symposium, on Saturday, February 17, 2018, with Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jay Findling, Director of Emergency Readiness, Safety, and Security at the NYC Department of Education, Office of Safety and Youth Development This symposium seeks to offer best practices and knowledge on regulatory procedures, building a culture of safety, and identifying challenges with participants in the areas of child abuse, trauma, and gang awareness. Through a wide selection of trainings and workshops being offered, attendees will leave with resources and tools to develop a strategic vision and approach to ensuring a safe environment in COMPASS programs.

In this musical class, children and their caregivers will use songs, stories, games, and activities to learn to communicate using signs from American Sign Language in a way that is fun and easy. Taught by certified instructor and professional children's entertainer Chloe from Chloe's Kids LLC.

Sabotage!!! is a brand new competition featuring the best independent improv teams in the city. Three teams take on each other to see who can best overcome Sabotage!!

Storytime with Christopher Silas Neal: I Won't Eat That - Books are Magic February 17, 2018 - Cobble Hill

Join author and illustrator Christopher Silas Neal for a storytime with his delightful new picture book, I Won't Eat That! Neal's retro-style illustrations and easy-to-follow story are the perfect match for even the pickiest eaters — and the patient souls that feed them.

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.

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.

Join us for this special performance as part of the 33rd annual New York Sword Dance Festival, which brings an ancient winter celebration to life with fast-paced rapper sword and mysterious long-sword dancing. The dancers are linked in a ring by swords as they weave ever more complex figures in this modern display of skill—a New York tradition adapted from English and European customs. Family programs are free with Museum admission and for Members, geared toward families with children ages 6-12 years old, and include a snack. Activities are designed for adults and children to complete together. Registration suggested but not required.

Words: Hip Hop & Poetry Showcase & Open Mic with Wiseguy and Gaston - Nuyorican Poets Café February 17, 2018 - New York

WORDS was created by Rocky LaMontagne & Bobbito the Barber to give young up-and-coming poets & emcees the opportunity to showcase their work to an audience of their peers. This showcase and open mic has featured Company Flow, Canibus, Mos Def, M.C. Search, Willie Perdomo, Saul Williams, and Suheir Hammad, among others. The open mic gives new artists a chance to perform in front of an audience. WORDS! is hosted by WiseGuy & Gaston and is held on the third Saturday of every month. $13 at the door, $10 with Student ID.

Post Cereal is hosting a larger than life, interactive breakfast experience in Vanderbilt Hall. Post will be sampling cereal flavors, including OREO® O's, HONEY MAID® S'mores, NUTTER BUTTER® and CHIPS AHOY!® In addition to sampling the flavors, the unique set-up will offer eye-catching photo opportunities for passers-by. The experience will be open on Friday, February 16 from 10am to 7pm and Saturday, February 17 from 9am to 3pm.

Lose yourself in the pulsating rhythms of Samba sensations and Carnival vibes. Get immersed into our Playa Del Coco with ONE TRIBE. Through soul-warming and jaw-dropping performances by drummers and other live instrumental displays become member of the tribe and remember ALWAYS, that "YOUR VIBE ATTRACTS YOUR TRIBE".Tropical looks and outfits are required for entry! Tropical Wild styles, Beach babe, Creature chic, Colors and vibrant fashions, Healers and creatures of all kinds welcome.

Come gather, ye damnéd souls. Hark. Fucking HARK, my pretties! The XXIVth Hour RETURNS FROM THE DEPTHS OF HADES TO OBLITERATE YOUR SOUL...WITH...THEATER?!?? What started as a series of Julia Child's early cooking recipes has evolved through the centuries into the most entertaining, deliberately chaotic theater festival in all of this great city and this very bad country! We write plays for you on Friday night, because we are NICE and also LONELY, and then rehearse and perform those plays for you the very next day! Again because we are SO VERY LONELY. That means you could be in for ANYTHING! A formulaic frat comedy about two competing cults, or a Mean Girls-style clique of young women trying to fuck their dads (??!?!?), or perhaps the story of a high school power couple learning life lessons from a polyamorous Australian(-ish) exchange student. HATE THOSE EXAMPLES? SAME. BUT ON THE BRIGHT SIDE, WE ALREADY DID THEM SO YOU WILL NOT HAVE TO SEE THEM. So brave the cold this February 17th at the magnificent Silent Barn, and we will warm you with LAUGHTER! And alcohol that will help more probably. Enjoy the show that Fictional Detective Marvin Gardens once called: "What is this interview for? Did someone say I've gone soft?? Listen, pal, I'm hard. Believe you me. I'm never soft. Never have been, never will be. Nope. Hard. Very hard. Why, what have you heard?"

Aviator's Retro Video Game Tournament and Expo - Aviator Sports and Events Center February 17, 2018 - Brooklyn

Aviator Sports and Events Center, New York's largest Sports and Events venue, is hosting a retro video game tournament focusing on sports classics on February 17th, 2018. There will be five 32 person tournaments where competitors will play classic retro sports games and win hundreds of dollars worth of prizes! Games include NBA Jam, Def Jam: Fight for NY, and more! At the Buy/Sell/Trade Expo portion of the event meet vendors and other retro gamers. Check out your favorite shops and find some new ones as well! You can buy, sell or trade for games, systems, parts, and other pop culture and sports memorabilia. The event will also be hosting a silent auction, which will feature incredible items such as Stan Lee autographs, Star Wars actors autographs, New York Sports memorabilia and more! (Subject to change) There will be a panel featuring Patrick Hickey Jr. author of The Minds Behind The Games and Leonard Herman, The Game Scholar, who is regarded as one of the earliest and most respected videogame historians. Leonard is the author of Phoenix: The Fall & Rise of Home Videogames. Learn more about Patrick Hickey Jr.'s book here!

The Long Island Cares-Harry Chapin Food Bank will provide free, ready-to-eat breakfast items for children.

Bay Ridge Jewish Center Movie Night presents "Gone With the Wind". Enjoy a light dinner before the film. One intermission with a bag of popcorn.

The Lettermen (Hurt So Bad, The Way You Look Tonight), The Association (Cherish, Never My Love), and Gary Puckett (Young Girl, Over You). For more information on The Lettermen click here. For more information on The Association click here. For more information on Gary Puckett and The Union Gap click here. For ticketing policies, including special discounts, click here.

Leslie Goshko (Huffington Post Comedy) is the host and creator of the monthly storytelling series, Sideshow Goshko, which has been hailed as a Time Out New York and New York Times "Critics' Pick", and also noted as "a well-programmed night" by the New York Times.Sideshow Goshko has been featured on TruTV'sImpractical Jokers, NPR'sSnap Judgment, and inThe New Yorker. Her cabaret show "An Old-Fashioned Piano Party with Leslie Goshko" is heralded as a Time Out New York "Critic's Pick" and she served as the musical director for NY1 anchors Pat Kiernan and Jamie Stelter's live show at 92Y, "Pat and Jamie's NY." And thanks to the support of many Internet voters, she performed with the cast of Hairspray on Broadway. https://www.lesliegoshko.com/

In 1994, one whack propelled figure skaters Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding into a tabloid frenzy that still captivates over twenty years later. Who attacked Nancy? What did Tonya know? And most importantly, why??!! Transcribed entirely from actual events surrounding the infamous scandal Connie Chung called Shakespearean, and featuring over 30 different characters from Scott Hamilton to Jane Pauley, Toe Pick is not to be missed. Relive every moment as we put on our scrunchies, lace up our skates, and land our best triple axels for the Complete Icecapades of Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding. Vulture recently identified creator Zackary Grady as the Artist of the Cult of Tonya Harding. "Captivating" – The Advocate

No experience required! Just follow along while our Social Painting Instructor guides you step-by-step through the featured painting in about two hours. If you're feeling creative, change the colors to suit your décor or go completely rogue. We provide all the painting supplies: a 16"x20" canvas, acrylic paint, brushes, smock, music, and a good time. Come out early to enjoy a meal before we get started, just let them know you're with Paint Nite. Secure your seats 15 minutes before start time, especially if part of a large group. Food and drinks are available for purchase from the venue and are NOT included in the ticket price. Outside food and drink are not allowed - NO BYOB. Events are for adults, 21+ only. Help keep your artist from becoming a starving one--tips are appreciated!

Met Music Director Designate Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Wagner's transcendental score, in François Girard's remarkable production, a mystical theatrical journey. Tenor Klaus Florian Vogt, renowned across Europe, returns to the Met following his appearances in the 2016–17 season as Florestan in Fidelio. Evelyn Herlitzius is Kundry, and Peter Mattei and René Pape bring back their highly praised interpretations of Amfortas and Gurnemanz, respectively.

The Office Trivia is the absolutely best thing you can do at Stone Creek NYC on Saturday, February 17 starting 5pm. Take a break from being The World's Best Boss, your classes at art school, or beet farming to prove you know the most about the Dunder Mifflin family. Prizes will be awarded in lieu of Dundees, and you don't want to be left empty handed... that's what she said!

Iconic return in tandem with Day of Remembrance, No-No Boy follows Ichiro as he and his community try to get back on their feet after a war that has uprooted them. Set after World War II as Japanese Americans return to the West Coast, No-No Boy follows Ichiro Yamada, who struggles to reconnect with the Seattle community, after taking a bold stance on questions of allegiance. John Stoltenberg of DC Metro Theater Arts says: "No-No Boy is an extraordinary and essential play. It's about what happened to innocent people when this country demonized and incarcerated Japanese Americans during World War II. To witness it now—as anti-Muslim rumblings are being trumped up to a roar…I can only urge everyone who cares about how theater connects to this country's past and future to catch Pan Asian Rep's No-No Boy wherever whenever you can."

Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an introduction to some of the southern Park highlights, including Grand Army Plaza, the Pond, Gapstow Bridge, Wollman Rink, Chess & Checkers House, and the Dairy. Details Meet: Inside the Park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue. Tour ends at the Dairy (mid-Park at 65th Street). Map of start location Terrain: Moderate inclines and some stairs Length of Tour: approximately 60 minutes Cost: Free, registration not required

Iconic return in tandem with Day of Remembrance, No-No Boy follows Ichiro as he and his community try to get back on their feet after a war that has uprooted them. Set after World War II as Japanese Americans return to the West Coast, No-No Boy follows Ichiro Yamada, who struggles to reconnect with the Seattle community, after taking a bold stance on questions of allegiance. John Stoltenberg of DC Metro Theater Arts says: "No-No Boy is an extraordinary and essential play. It's about what happened to innocent people when this country demonized and incarcerated Japanese Americans during World War II. To witness it now—as anti-Muslim rumblings are being trumped up to a roar…I can only urge everyone who cares about how theater connects to this country's past and future to catch Pan Asian Rep's No-No Boy wherever whenever you can."

LEGO® LIVE NYC is an official LEGO® Event supported and authorized by The LEGO® Company and for the first time… it's in Manhattan! It is the first event of its kind and is a MUST for LEGO fans. Get to design, create and play with millions of bricks. Experience endless building and creating with all your favorite LEGO® brands

Calling all budding builders, soon-to-be scientists, and mathematicians in the making, join this Engineer’s Club. During the bi-weekly drop-off workshop, kids will enjoy a series of STEM-based activities including popsicle stick bridges, household chemistry, basic circuitry and more.

Pretty Yende debuts a new role at the Met with her first Adina opposite Matthew Polenzani, who enthralled Met audiences as Nemorino in 2013 with his ravishing "Una furtiva lagrima." Bartlett Sher's production is charming, with deft comedic timing, but also emotionally revealing. Domingo Hindoyan conducts.

Go, Dog. Go!  brings the adventures of P.D. Eastman’s book to life in a frolicking musical dog party. The cast of this beloved preschool favorite has gone to the dogs—with cars, hats, audience participation, and even a wild game of ball as this hilarious visual spectacle manages to sneak in some important lessons about life between innings. Go, Dog. Go! is a musical romp full of surprises, color, clowning, vaudeville, singing/barking, and of course, six lovable dogs! Produced by Childsplay from Tempe, Arizona.

Music Director Designate Jaap van Zweden leads immense orchestral forces and world-class singers in Act I of Die Walküre, part of Wagner's epic The Ring — a glorious marriage of drama and music. Burning passion seizes Siegmund and Sieglinde, two mortal children of the god Wotan, climaxing in a love duet whose emotional impact will stay with you long after the last note has faded to silence.

Athletic bodies and contemporary costumes meet explosive Taiko drumming. Japanese drumming by TAO is known for extraordinary precision, innovative choreography and unflagging stamina. TAO has proven that modern entertainment based on the timeless, traditional art of Japanese drumming energizes and entertains audiences throughout the world. With hundreds of sold-out shows and more than 6.5 million spectators worldwide, they are returning to Staller Center for the fourth time by popular demand. 

Whether on the street or in the woods, the Urban Park Rangers will show distinguishable characteristics for identifying trees in the winter.

HARMON Soundcheck Series: Samira Gibson (Soul Singer) - Harman NYC Store February 17, 2018 - New York

International recording artist Samira Gibson is a soul singer from Newark NJ, where singers like Whitney Houston and Lauryn Hill, to name a few are also from. By way of South Carolina on to New York, Samira has worked with artist such as Trey Songs, Mary J Blige, and Vic Mensa to name a few. She recently released her new single called #PWER; The anthem for women. Samira Gibson is currently working on her debut album, set to release later this year. Come see what the industry's best

Each immigrant story is a combination of determination, hope, and challenges. It is more important than ever to share our stories; our stories as immigrants, our stories as women, stories through which we can understand better, and celebrate, the diversity and commonality of human experience. Real People. Real Lives. Women Immigrants of New York is a unique nonprofit-artist partnership between New Women New Yorkers and Dru Blumensheid aka BUMESI. The exhibit features art and fashion photographs of 16 young immigrant women in iconic NYC spots and neighborhoods, together with audio recordings of their stories and video montages. It shows a nuanced and multi-layered picture of the immigrant women who make NYC their home, of the barriers and isolation they experience, and of the hopes, dreams, and talents they bring with them.

Step into the big, bold musical world of composer Scott Frankel and lyricist Michael Korie, the celebrated team behind the Broadway musicals Grey Gardens and War Paint and two of today's top contributors of new standards to the American musical theater repertoire. For this intimate evening of song and story, Frankel and Korie are joined by one of American theater's favorite leading ladies, Kelli O'Hara, who starred in Frankel and Korie's Playwrights Horizons production of Far From Heaven, and the celebrated English stage, television, and film star Julian Ovenden (Downton Abbey). Much like how the New York Times described the Broadway production of Grey Gardens, this is "an experience no passionate theatergoer should miss."

With the Urban Park Rangers we will look for, learn about, and discover the signs of white-tailed deer.

Have you tried Jazz for Kids? Timbalooloo strives to fundamentally reimagine the way music is taught and language is formed. The Timbalooloo Method was developed by internationally renowned musician Oran Etkin. Through the Timbalooloo Method, children learn to express themselves by making instruments come alive and speak the language of music. The method adds character, humor and emotion to music. Through fun games, stories, songs and movements, children engage with rich musical and cultural heritage – from Tito Puente to Mozart, Willie Nelson to Herbie Hancock. "Our son was talking about Herbie Hancock, Mozart, Samba and African music – and he knew the difference!." – Harvey Keitel

Family Day: Moon Over Manhattan — Celebrate the Lunar New Year 2018! - Asia Society February 17, 2018 - New York

Celebrate the Year of the Dog! Asia Society rings in the Year of the Dog with performances and traditional craft activities inspired by Lunar New Year traditions across Asia. Activities will include a Lion Dance and kung fu demonstration, musical performances, and more.

Bawdy, brash and just as fabulous as the original, The Divine Miss Bette is your chance to become intimately acquainted with one of the greatest cabaret artists of our time. Trained by Steve Ostrow, the man who discovered Bette Midler, Alcorn will take you on a thrilling roller coaster ride back to the Palace Theatre, New York 1973. She'll belt out the divas early classics including Stay With Me Baby, You're Moving Out Today, The Rose, Wind Beneath My Wings, Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, and In The Mood. "She's bloody talented. She can sing. She can act. She has comic timing…the confidence, the unmitigated chutzpah…" – Crikey Sydney "Between the tall tales, double entendre, and tongue-in-cheek vulgarity, the heartache behind the humour, most evident in Alcorn's rendition of Am I Blue, elevates her titillating tribute to a tender triumph." – The West Australian Expect: A rollicking ride: a huge voice, with sass and heart to boot.

Saturday, February 17th, ISSUE presents the second evening of our recently inaugurated Syncretics Series, a series of concerts featuring solo and duo performances by artists at highest level of their craft curated by Chris McIntyre. The evening features Eric Wubbels, acclaimed composer, pianist, and co-director of the Wet Ink Ensemble, performing his own compositions including the premiere of a new solo piano work and a recent duo for trombone and piano, as well as pianist Adam Tendler performing a repertoire of works from David Lang, Elodie Lauten, Frances Rose White, and Tom Johnson. Eric Wubbels presents the first work in a major new project of music for the piano, which will eventually encompass ten to fifteen virtuosic works written for a cohort of some of the most forward-thinking, technically adept, and creative pianists currently working in New York City (including Conor Hanick, Conrad Tao, Kris Davis, Craig Taborn, and Matt Mitchell). He also presents his 2016 piece contraposition for trombone and piano. Written for and performed here by trombonist Weston Olencki, the work explores concerns of virtuosity, synchronization, and hybridization using unique languages developed through Wubbels' and Olencki's intensive long-term collaboration. Adam Tendler presents a selection of unique works chosen especially for ISSUE. Tendler explains, "When [curator] Chris McIntyre invited me to participate in this concert, I felt grateful and honored. But mostly relieved. It's true. I explained at the time that I had accrued a virtual lagoon of pieces that I'd either learned or wanted to learn, but that seemed to only fit a platform like ISSUE, and that I found myself only gently nudging for opportunities to present but mostly waiting for the right one. Finally, with this February 17th concert, a couple of them will have a home." He continues, "these works, I felt, required a certain intimacy space-wise, but also austerity in the environment. They themselves must fill the space—not a grand concert hall, but not a house salon, either. They have a darkness, or perhaps need darkness. They pulse with a raw, hungry, ambitious immediacy. They are seminal. Young. A little reckless. They pull from the world around them and demand a lot from the performer and listener. They're anomalies. Islands. At once extroverted and yet also cerebral and intensely personal. Even if in retrospect these works appear unique in each composer's output, or "of a time," it is precisely that time and feeling that I want to capture in this brief set of works for piano, and piano/tape from the 70s and 80s."

GATHER: A Women's Circle to Ground, Connect, and Explore the Divine Feminine - Hastings Yoga February 17, 2018 - Hastings on Hudson

The Divine Feminine invites women to remember those exalted states we have fallen out of balance with: creativity, intuition, and the spiritual. Women have always gathered in circles, to share, support, and transform. Gathering together in circle holds the space for our whole-selves and expanded consciousness. When women gather intentionally the potential for personal and collective transformation is amplified.

As in every circle, the group will discuss the energetics of the season, experience some rooted movement and mantras, and reflect on the common threads arising for all.

The Bunker is a New York institution. For fifteen years they've presented dance music from across the spectrum in about every kind of venue imaginable — tiny basement, loft apartment, warehouse, club and everything in between. We're happy to have them present a more intimate Bunker LTD session at our house tonight. Here's what they have to say about it: After a few years on hiatus we're excited to relaunch The Bunker Limited! As soon as we saw the space at Ridgewood's newest venue, Nowadays, and heard the incredible SBS sound system installed there, we knew it was time to take The Bunker Limited out of hibernation. And who better to relaunch the series in it's classic one DJ all night original format than The Bunker and Interdimensional Transmissions / No Way Back resident DJ Patrick Russell who will be gracing the decks from open to close? If you were there for his legendary 10-hour closing set at the Unter x Bunker 36-hour rave at Market Hotel in 2016 or his 8 hour set at The Bunker LTD at Trans Pecos in 2014, then you know this is not a set to miss. Patrick has a unique ability to weave long-form musical narratives, so show up early and buckle up for the whole night as he is sure to take us on a journey from inner to outer space.

Oran Etkin is a critically acclaimed clarinetist and composer who can be heard on major concert stages throughout the world and numerous recordings including a recent Grammy Award Winning compilation. Yet Etkin feels equally at home when he is in New York, surrounded by a gaggle of spellbound children, presenting a riveting story about Herbie Hancock, Tito Puente, or Etkin’s musical travels in Indonesia. Etkin created the Timbalooloo Method of teaching to young children, taking inspiration from how they learn languages so fluently and intuitively at such an early age. In spreading his method, Etkin hand selected and trained a core group of teachers who conduct Timbalooloo group classes in homes and schools throughout New York. In the Timbalooloo concept, all the instruments come to life and talk through their music so that the children conceive of making music as the magical act of making their instrument come to life.

Explore the body's relationship to breath, weight and space through standing and floor work and traveling combinations. Develop strength and movement flexibility. Move through space with longer, more complex combinations.

Celebrate Black History Month at the 2nd Annual Community Spiritual Sing on Saturday, February 17th at 2pm at St. George's Church. All are welcome to a communal sing of timeless and powerful songs such as "O, Freedom," "Steal Away," "Deep River" and many more. The tradition of singing spirituals at St. George's began with African-American composer, arranger and baritone Harry Thacker Burleigh (1866-1949), a soloist at St. George's for over fifty years. His appointment was the "first known instance of an African American being admitted to a vested choir of a white parish." Burleigh went on to become the first African-American composer acclaimed for his art songs, and for his arrangements of spirituals. See video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkgHpQ7zMmE&feature=youtu.be

Displaying the heart-stopping, jaw-dropping talent of Soledad Barrio, Noche Flamenca comes back to The Joyce with Intimo, a series of short, emotive works created by the company's Artistic Director Martin Santangelo, featuring live music. With Intimo, the troupe continues to push the boundaries of the traditional flamenco format, and as with the dazzling Antigona, from 2015, this new piece draws from the realm of dance theater, while still retaining the integrity of the raw and rapturous art form. Barrio, whom The New York Times deemed "one of today's great dancers of any genre," performs alongside other brilliant flamenco dancers and musicians, many hailing from Spain. (Note: Soledad will not perform during the Saturday matinee performances.)

A panel of original characters performed by the best comedic minds in the city attempt to answer obscure quiz questions correctly... or at least to the best of their ability.

CUNY Dance Initiative and John Jay College in collaboration with Dušan Týnek Dance Theatre present The World Premiere of Anna - Gerald Lynch Theater at John Jay College Through February 17, 2018 - Midtown

Anna is an evening-length contemporary dance-theater performance by choreographer Dušan Týnek inspired by Tolstoy’s classic Russian novel, Anna Karenina. An exploration of love and infidelity within the structures of stifling social mores, Anna side steps a conventional re-telling of the novel, focusing instead on the essence of its characters and their situations.

The Jazz Gallery Celebration Series Presents Fabian Almazan and Rhizome - Alcanza - The Jazz Gallery Through February 17, 2018 - New York

New Music XIII: Ensemble Pi at Adelphi University on February 17 at 8:00 p.m. - Adelphi University Performing Arts Center February 17, 2018 - Garden City

Ensemble Pi is a socially conscious new music group that has collaborated with numerous artists, writers, actors and journalists over the years to premiere over 50 works by American composers. As part of the New Music concert series, Ensemble Pi will perform on Saturday, February 17 at 8:00 p.m. on the Westermann Stage, Concert Hall in the Adelphi University Performing Arts Center (Adelphi PAC), 1 South Ave, Garden City, New York. Founded in 2002, Ensemble Pi has performed in a variety of collaborations and venues that bring together music and ideas on important contemporary issues of social justice and political activism. They have worked with artists and activists from all over the world, such as South African artist William Kentridge, Iraqi actress Namaa Alward and Israeli philosopher/activist Anat Biletzki. This special program will include works by all three of our Department of Music faculty composers - Sidney Marquez Boquiren, Christopher Lyndon-Gee and Paul Moravec - as well as composer and human rights activist Laura Kaminsky. The Adelphi PAC is one of Long Island’s premier cultural arts venues for entertainment of all kinds. Tickets are currently on sale for $20 with discounts available to seniors, students and alumni. Information is available online at pac.adelphi.edu or at the Lucia and Steven N. Fischer Box Office at 516.877.4000 or boxoffice@adelphi.edu. Regular box office hours are Tuesday through Friday from 1:00-6:00 p.m. The box office is also open two hours before most scheduled performances. About Adelphi: A modern metropolitan university with a personalized approach to higher learning. Adelphi University is a highly awarded, nationally ranked, powerfully connected doctoral research university offering exceptional liberal arts and sciences programs and professional training with particular strength in its Core Four—Arts and Humanities, STEM and Social Sciences, Business and Education Professions, and Health and Wellness. Adelphi is dedicated to transforming students’ lives through small classes, hands-on learning and innovative ways to support student success. Founded in Brooklyn in 1896, Adelphi is Long Island’s oldest private coeducational university. Today Adelphi serves over 7,900 students at its beautiful main campus in Garden City, New York—just 23 miles from New York City’s cultural and internship opportunities—and at dynamic learning hubs in Manhattan, the Hudson Valley and Suffolk County, and online. More than 100,000 Adelphi graduates have gained the skills to thrive professionally as active, caring citizens, making their mark on the University, their communities and the world beyond.

In "Selma", The Civil Rights Act of 1964 legally desegregated the South, but discrimination was still rampant in certain areas, making it very difficult for blacks to register to vote. In 1965, an Alabama city became the battleground in the fight for suffrage.

Sofia Ribeiro is one of the greatest voices from Portugal, a magnificent singer who has the ability to immediately attract the listener to her unique musical universe. With a solid background in jazz studies, a deep connection to Portuguese traditional music – Fado – and endless hours of listening to Brazilian legendary musicians, Sofia's artistry challenges the boundaries of music labels. Well-known for her strong, emotional and uplifting performances, the multi-awarded singer has captivated audiences all over the world with her warm and charming sound. With over eight albums as a leader, she has been touring intensively all over the world for the past fourteen years. She won several international vocal prizes, including "Voicingers" (Poland, 2008), "Crest Jazz Vocal" (France, 2010) and Brussels "Young Jazz Singers" (Belgium, 2005). Her previous album "Ar" received the prize "Révélation" from the famous Jazzman/Jazz Magazine (Paris), and she's nowadays an artist in residence at the Carnegie Hall. Blending elements of jazz, Brazilian and Portuguese music, this project is the result of the powerful combination of this exceptional singer's talent as a vocalist and composer with the brilliant arrangements and production of Colombian pianist Juan Andrés Ospina, including several original compositions, 'fados', songs from South America and adaptations of poems by Portuguese and North and South American writers. You will be taken on a journey where emotions, images and poetry interact through Sofia's splendid voice and a superb ensemble of international top musicians, with whom she has been playing since five years, and with whom she recorded her most recent albums "Ar" and "Mar Sonoro".

Mike Britt, Sara Contreas, Jason Salmon, DC Benny (8pm) Chuck Nice - Comic Strip Live February 17, 2018 - New York

Comic Strip Live Comedy Club is a New York City staple for NY comedy, nightlife, and entertainment! Since 1975, Comic Strip Live has been the home to some of the biggest names and greatest legends in comedy. Drawing crowds 7 nights a week, Comic Strip Live Comedy Club is a right of passage for the young, fresh, up and coming Stand-Up Comics and the most iconic comedians in the biz. Enjoy scrumptious food favorites, and delicious mixed drinks and specialty brews as you laugh away each and every night.

LC Kids Storytime at the Atrium: Hey Black Child by Bryan Collier - Lincoln Center February 17, 2018 - New York

Six-time Coretta Scott King Award winner and four-time Caldecott Honor recipient Bryan Collier brings this classic, inspirational poem to life, written by poet Useni Eugene Perkins: Hey black child, Do you know who you are? Who you really are? Do you know you can be What you want to be If you try to be What you can be? This lyrical, empowering poem celebrates black children and seeks to inspire all young people to dream big and achieve their goals. AGES 2–5 Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Connect to the Facebook event page for extra insights on this program. LC Kids members at the $125 level or higher can reserve a spot in advance for these events. Join now and reserve your seat.

Celebrate the Year of the Dog, by participating in the famous Lunar New Year Parade in Flushing, Queens -- the most diverse community in New York City. Lunar New Year is one of the biggest festive celebrations in Flushing. It is not to be missed! The Lunar New Year Parade is a huge draw, with diverse multicultural groups coming together to march and participate in this auspicious occasion. Visitors can expect vibrant costumes, floats, joyful dancing and traditional celebrations. Thousands of people flock the streets to celebrate together and usher in Spring. Be sure to dress warmly and in layers! Attendees are also encouraged to dress up, and bring signs and banners. Afterwards, enjoy the diverse culture and amazing food in the community.

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.

Miro Magloire presents two world premieres performed by his New Chamber Ballet in collaboration with the Ekmeles vocal ensemble. The first premiere is an abstract quartet set to music by J.S. Bach. The second is a collaboration with Ekmeles (singers Charlotte Mundy, Mary Elizabeth Mackenzie and Elisa Sutherland) to orchestral and vocal music by Karin Rehnqvist and Kaija Saariaho.

The Langston Hughes Project is a multimedia concert performance of Langston Hughes’s kaleidoscopic jazz poem suite, Ask Your Mama – Hughes’s homage in verse and music to the struggle for artistic and social freedom at home and abroad at the beginning of the 1960s. Ask Your Mama is a twelve-part epic poem which Hughes scored with musical cues drawn from blues and Dixieland, gospel songs, boogie woogie, bebop and progressive jazz, Latin “cha cha” and Afro-Cuban mambo music, German lieder, Jewish liturgy, West Indian calypso, and African drumming — a creative masterwork left unperformed at his death.

Valentine's Day calls for something sweet and something potent. Taste the seductive combination of chocolate and bourbon in this special pairing event. We'll delve into how chocolate and bourbon are made, and experience the ways these two decadent favorites complement each other.

Discover the many wonders of winter.  Walk through stations with hands on activities and science experiments. Each station will have a unique winter-themed activity and staff members of the Environmental Team will be available to guide you. 

The Bazillions are all about music, learning, and fun! It's kid-friendly rock-n-roll the whole family can enjoy. The Bazillions are a robust, growing children's education and entertainment brand, including a busy schedule of high-energy live performances, two award-winning albums, an ever-growing repertoire of all-original songs, and a rich collection of animated educational music videos in the spirit of Schoolhouse Rock and classic Sesame Street. The group's videos are enjoyed by kids, parents, and teachers in homes and classrooms around the world. The Bazillions are the creation of Twin Cities' parents/teachers/singer-songwriters Adam and Kristin Marshall. In partnership with animators and graphic designers Eric Kreidler and Gretchen Blase Kreidler, the project has developed from an original core of great songs into a multi-faceted family entertainment experience.

Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN) is a public access television network and media education center offering hyperlocal programming and low-cost media production courses to Manhattan residents at our 59th Street Studios and El Barrio Firehouse Community Media Center in East Harlem. Register for one of our free orientations to learn about the classes, workshops and events we offer.

What do you know about the variety of bourbons you're about to taste? What exactly is bourbon, and how does it compare to other foreign and domestic whiskies? Start your bacon and bourbon extravaganza off right with a crash course in America's quintessential spirit. What you can expect: 1 welcome bourbon cocktail. 3 tasting pours of whiskey. Palate-cleansing bread. 1 hour of education-including a Q&A session-with an Astor Center instructor. Early access to the Bacon & Bourbon grand tasting (5:30pm - 8pm). Bacon & Bourbon 2018: Ticketing Options

Bryn Cohn + Artists presents their first evening of repertory, The Art of Loss – a collection of notable works from 2012 – 2017 that exposes the rebellion, hope and despair that root in otherness. The performance features four audience favorites including HOME, Skin, 4AM and If You Sink and one brand new world premiere. Artistic director Bryn Cohn examines the delicate processes of isolation, surrender and a return to the self as part of a universal community. Renowned for their ferocious physicality, theatrical worlds and intimate performances, BC + A navigates an unforgettable cultural, emotional and kinetic adventure.

Bacon and bourbon: two great tastes that taste great together. At Astor Center's 10th annual Bacon & Bourbon celebration, these bold and beloved American flavors come together once again in a dizzyingly delicious tasting extravaganza. Join us for a lively walk-around tasting of over 60 bourbons, ryes, and American whiskeys of all stripes alongside a wide array of smoky pork treats and craft cocktails. What you can expect: 2 hours of tasting. 60+ bourbon, rye, and other American whiskies to taste. An array of bacon treats to be enjoyed at your leisure. 3 whiskey-based craft cocktails. Level: Beginner - Beyond Basics Style: Walk-Around Tasting Food Served: Stations and passed hors d'oeuvres Good For: Spirits Enthusiasts, Spirits Curious, Whisky Lover, Fun with Friends

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," which featured BJ the Chicago Kid, Jadakiss, and Styles P.

Photographic Vision: Blackandwhiteandcolor(Ed), Edition II - Central Library, Lobby Gallery February 17, 2018 - Brooklyn

In this four-week photography workshop, students will work together to find new ways to engage photographically with the community. The goal will be to make images that step outside the everyday, to create photographs that are unconcerned with what one expects to see and instead uncover what was there all along, unobserved. Taught by photographer Accra Shepp; presented by BPL Presents and the International Center for Photography. Camera-equipped cell phone required. Students should set up Instagram accounts prior to first session.

With Gibson Gowland, ZaSu Pitts, and Jean Hersholt. "Reduced from an eight-and-a-half-hour running time to slightly over two hours, [GREED] is perhaps more famous for the butcher job performed on it than for Stroheim's great and genuine accomplishment. Though usually discussed as a masterpiece of realism (it was based on a novel by the naturalist writer Frank Norris), it is equally sublime in its high stylization, which ranges from the highly Brechtian spectacle of ZaSu Pitts making love to her gold coins to deep-focus compositions every bit as advanced as those in CITIZEN KANE. It is probably the most modern in feel of all silent films, establishing ideas that would not be developed until decades later." –Dave Kehr, CHICAGO READER

Art for Families:Step Inside: Living with Sculpture - The Noguchi Museum Through February 17, 2018 - Long Island City

Parents will engage with their children in discussions about art in the galleries, and work together or individually to make their own works of art. Reservations required.

Swiss Institute Presents: Program 1: Andrew Norman Wilson: the Order of Ought - Anthology Film Archives February 17, 2018 - New York

This screening, featuring videos and selections by Andrew Norman Wilson, presents works in which artificial and animal intelligence play a role in the production of images to emphasize alien perspectives for human viewers. Wilson writes, "The works amount to an ethical disturbance in which the involvement of intelligent, amoral actors complicates a humanist legacy that understands the world as having been given for our needs and created in our image. From these revisionary vantage points, this stagnant legacy begins to contradict itself, amounting to an ecologically murderous, even suicidal tendency. I also sense an order of ought, a program for escape." Stan Brakhage MOTHLIGHT (1963, 4 min, 16mm. Preserved by Anthology Film Archives.) Andrew Norman Wilson ODE TO SEEKERS (2012 2016, 8-min loop, digital) Yuri Ancarani DA VINCI (2014, 25 min, 35mm) Andrew Norman Wilson THE UNTHINKABLE BYGONE (2016, 2 min, digital) Anonymous CHIMPANZEE ENJOYS A CIGARETTE (2010, 34 sec, digital) Jos De Gruyter & Harald Thys DIE AAP VAN BLOEMFONTEIN (2014, 23 min, digital) My Finger Family Rhymes FUNNY ANIMALS SWIMMING RACE ANIMALS INDOOR PLAYGROUND FOR KIDS 3D COLORS ANIMALS FINGER FAMILY SONGS (2017, 5-min excerpt, digital) Total running time: ca. 80 min.

Andrea Shapiro & Chris Gersbeck host this open mic every Saturday, unless otherwise posted on the calendar. They welcome stand up comedy, storytelling, poetry, whatever floats your boat. We have 25 4-minute spots. The mic is lottery style and order is determined randomly.

The Manhattan: Comedy for the New Yorker in You (The Vintage Lounge) - Gotham Comedy Club February 17, 2018 - New York

Whether you're a New Yorker, or you're just visiting, you've come to Manhattan because it's exciting, it's fun, it's the heart of the City that never sleeps, and it's different from any other place on the planet It's also our show, which is as cool, as fun, as captivating as the City it's named for. With great comics from across the nation who've made New York their home, the Manhattan Comedy Show is stand-up for grown-ups, and a fun night out! It's a show filled with laughter and good times that is simply unforgettable! So, whether you're a New Yorker or just visiting, the Manhattan is a night of comedy just for you. The show is brought to you by: Alex Barnett As the White, Jewish husband of a Black woman (who converted to Judaism) and the father of a 3-year old, Biracial son, Alex focuses on the challenges of being a parent in a bad economy and the issues that confront interracial families. Alex, who hosts the "Multiracial Family Man Podcast" has been featured on the Katie Couric Show, Sirius/XM Radio's "Raw Dog Comedy," and in The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, and CNN.com.

QED Presents is QED's series of house-booked stand up showcases, featuring national headliners and up-and-coming gems! Be sure to keep an eye out for special guests and other surprises! Featuring: Dina Hashem (Conan) Derek Humphrey (Derek Mansplains It All) Ashley Brooke Roberts (NatGeo Explorer) Lauren Hope Krass (Cinder Block Comedy Festival) Hosted by Calvin Cato (Time Out New York)

Roll up your sleeves and keep QBG clean and green! Led by QBG staff, volunteers will participate in a variety of gardening activities. Refreshments will be served. Registration Required: communityvolunteerday.eventbrite.com

Events for Youth & Families: Chinese New Year Celebration - Brooklyn Public Library, Central Branch, Dweck Center February 17, 2018 - Prospect Heights

Shine and the Moonbeams create a soulful musical extravaganza that captures the sweetness, uncertainty and simplicity of youth. Guitarist John Heagle currently plays with the faux French garage-rockers Les Sans Culottes. Singer songwriter Shawana Kemp’s other gig is teaching social studies in a NYC public school.

Le Scandal Cabaret is NYC's longest running burlesque variety show. For over 15 years producer Miss Bonnie Dunn's, Le Scandal has featured variety acts, circus performers, live music and a bevy of burlesque beauties. NY Magazine called Le Scandal, "the rock star of the NY burlesque scene!" And the show is a NY Times "critics pick." New performers every week! Expect belly dancers, magicians, contortionists, torch singing fan dancers and comedic aerobats, all set to the live music of the Le Scandal Orchestra.

Santiago Cruz: 'Tour Interplantario' - Kupferberg Center For The Performing Arts February 17, 2018 - Flushing

Inti-Illimani has transcended our idea of the musical ensemble and has become a cultural location, a liturgy expressing the essence of the Latin-American ethno-musical experience. For 50 years Inti-Illimani has performed world-wide to hundreds of thousands of fans, collaborated with folk legends, earned awards and honors for their activism and masterful musicianship, and produced one of the richest discographies in Latin-American recording history. Inti-Illimani’s premier album, Nueva Canción, or “new song,” spoke to their role in dreaming a new vision for Chile during the volatile socio-political landscape of South America during the 1960’s and 70’s. They have recorded 36 studio albums, and their newest release is dedicated to the legendary Violeta Parra. Inti-Illimani has toured in dozens of countries at prestigious concert halls, festivals, and benefit concerts.

Miro Magloire presents two world premieres performed by his New Chamber Ballet in collaboration with the Ekmeles vocal ensemble. The first premiere is an abstract quartet set to music by J.S. Bach. The second is a collaboration with Ekmeles (singers Charlotte Mundy, Mary Elizabeth Mackenzie and Elisa Sutherland) to orchestral and vocal music by Karin Rehnqvist and Kaija Saariaho.

The Mirabal sisters stood up to one of history's most notorious dictators, and this on-stage adaptation brings these national heroines back to life. "The outrage and sorrow that greeted the murder of the three elegant and revolutionary Mirabal sisters in the Dominican Republic during the homicidal dictatorship of General Rafael Trujillo have never really ended. These emotions are evident… and is the subject of 'In the Time of the Butterflies'… it largely does justice to this story of injustice." –Backstage

Ring in the Chinese New Year with Special Guest, Juicy Liu on February 17th! Call 212-995-5500 to make your reservation and book your table! Celebrate your Birthday, the Bachelor or Bachelorette, or RuPaul's Drag Race fan!

With Isabelle Adjani, Sam Neill, and Margit Carstensen. Written by Andrzej Zulawski & Frederic Tuten. If you think the Pialat and Albert Brooks films depict romantic relationships in a less-than-flattering light, behold Zulawski's POSSESSION, in which the psychic violence of the other two films in the series erupts into literal violence of the most outrageous and over-the-top variety. A nihilistic, no-holds-barred portrait of a disintegrating marriage, featuring highly stylized, career-best performances by Isabelle Adjani and Sam Neill, POSSESSION starts as psychodrama, develops into queasy supernatural horror, and ends up exploding all known genres. A film of rampant and astonishingly sustained hysteria, its craziness equaled only by its fecund imagination and deep conviction, POSSESSION is the definition of a film that's not for the faint of heart. It may just have the power to annihilate Valentine's Day once and for all.

Miro Magloire presents two world premieres performed by his New Chamber Ballet in collaboration with the Ekmeles vocal ensemble. The first premiere is an abstract quartet set to music by J.S. Bach. The second is a collaboration with Ekmeles (singers Charlotte Mundy, Mary Elizabeth Mackenzie and Elisa Sutherland) to orchestral and vocal music by Karin Rehnqvist and Kaija Saariaho.

Subverting Surveillance: Strategies to End State Violence - The Diana Center, Barnard Campus Through February 17, 2018 - New York

with Simone Brown, Dylan Rodriguez, Nandita Sharma, and Dean Spade Barnard Center for Research on Women's Scholar and Feminist Conference brings together a broad community of thinkers and organizers to grapple with the forces of surveillance that oppress marginalized communities. It also strategizes ways in which these communities may engage in self-defense within a militarized, racist police state. Sessions will focus on technologies of surveillance and self-defense; the normalization of the in/security state; and medical-legal surveillance. Keynote speaker Simone Browne, author of Dark Matters: On the Surveillance of Blackness, will open the conference by grounding us in the prescient and deeply entrenched legacies of anti-black racism and white supremacy in state, social, and capitalist systems. Cosponsored by Barnard Library.

NYCCC & Arts Brookfield Presents Lunar New Year Celebration - Winter Garden at Brookfield Place February 17, 2018 - New York

Ring in the Lunar New Year with a family-friendly performance featuring traditional Chinese dance and music, a martial arts demonstration, and the lion dance

Miro Magloire presents two world premieres performed by his New Chamber Ballet in collaboration with the Ekmeles vocal ensemble. The first premiere is an abstract quartet set to music by J.S. Bach. The second is a collaboration with Ekmeles (singers Charlotte Mundy, Mary Elizabth Mackenzie and Elisa Sutherland) to music by Karin Rehnqvist and Kaija Saariaho.

Children of all ages and their parents are invited to share a group Aliyah to the Torah, an interactive Shabbat program over a light kid-friendly supper and a warm, musical Havdallah. Registration is required.

IN THE JUNGLE (2017, 63 min, digital. With Cricket Arrison (of Wham City) and M.C. Schmidt (of Matmos).) Stephanie Barber has achieved the rare feat of carving out a cinematic (or more properly speaking, media-spanning) realm entirely her own. Equally attuned to the nuances of the moving image and of language, her short and occasional feature-length film and video works meld together elements of photography, poetry, music, and live performance, and display a sensibility that's at once comical, lyrical, and melancholy. Her latest piece, IN THE JUNGLE playfully and sorrowfully tells the tale of an unreliable narrator in a self-imposed exile. Given a grant to study the equivalent of animal cries and whines in jungle flora, our heroine has lived for 1,612 days deep in an unnamed jungle. This jungle serves as an extended metaphor for excessive and continual growth and death and fear and sustenance, a metaphorical space of chaos in which the scientist finds solace and which stands in contrast to the human jungle of 'civilization.' Is IN THE JUNGLE – which grew out of a live performance – a filmed document of a theater piece, a musical, a poetic lecture, or some combination of all of the above? In Barber's hands, as in so much of her work, the distinctions don't matter, especially when the result is as transporting, thought-provoking, and magical as IN THE JUNGLE. "Like much of Barber's creative labor, IN THE JUNGLE exists in the tension of both recognizing the profound beauty of the natural world that we inhabit while coming to grips with the inadequacies of our knowledge systems, including language, to describe and understand it." –Bret McCabe "Barber approaches cinema as a philosophical toy, intimately small, in which the play itself generates both pleasure and insight." –Ed Halter, AFTERALL ONLINE

With Walter Matthau and Elaine May. The first of four features directed by Elaine May – masterpieces every one – A NEW LEAF prefigured the difficulties she would face in later years (culminating in the inexplicably maligned ISHTAR, whose fatal impact on her directing career would leave American cinema immeasurably poorer). In its initial form, A NEW LEAF was three hours long, and May considered suing to block the release of Paramount's drastically edited version. Nevertheless, even in its abridged cut it's one of the great comic achievements of the 1970s, a jet black comedy about a once-wealthy playboy (Matthau at his best) who, finding himself penniless after having squandered his fortune, embarks on a search for a rich bachelorette to wed…and murder. Soon he finds what seems to be the perfect candidate, loopy botanist Henrietta (played brilliantly by May herself). But, needless to say, things don't go exactly as planned.

Meet acclaimed artist Kam Mak who will be signing his beautiful Lunar New Year postage stamps and other collectibles.

John Pizzarelli, is a world-renowned guitarist and singer, hailed by the Boston Globe for "reinvigorating the Great American Songbook and re-popularizing jazz." The Toronto Star pegged him as "the genial genius of the guitar." And the Seattle Times saluted him as "a rare entertainer of the old school." Established as one of the prime contemporary interpreters of the Great American Songbook, Pizzarelli has expanded that repertoire by including the music of Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Tom Waits, Antônio Carlos Jobim and Lennon-McCartney. His themed shows, often performed with his wife Jessica Molaskey, suggest there is no limit to Pizzarelli's imagination or talent. The next step is introducing the solo work of Paul McCartney to his audience through his September 18, 2015 release on Concord Records, Midnight McCartney, and on stages around the world. The challenge, Pizzarelli says, is lining up the lesser-known McCartney songs alongside the works of Gershwin, Berlin and Rodgers. "It's not out of the realm to say, 'Here are some excellent songs. What you just enjoyed and maybe thought was Johnny Mercer, is really Paul McCartney.' I think they can all stand next to each other."

An Afternoon with Catherine Cusset Join award-winning French author Catherine Cusset as she presents her latest novel, Vie de David Hockney (Gallimard) which recounts real events from the life of Britain's greatest living painter, while imagining his thoughts and feelings. David Hockney is currently the subject of a major retrospective at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. In French. Free and open to the public. No RSVP necessary. Catherine Cusset is the author of thirteen novels, including Le problème avec Jane (Grand Prix littéraire des lectrices d'Elle 2000), Un brillant avenir (Prix Goncourt des Lycéens 2008), and L'Autre qu'on adorait (finalist for Prix Goncourt 2016), Her work has been translated into fifteen languages. The Story of Jane was published in the US by Simon and Shuster in 2001.

Celebrate the Year of the Dog with special stories, crafts, a children's parade, and more fun activities.

"We can overcome if we change the way we see, see ourselves, see our past, see our possibility." - Daniel Beaty from Emergency When a slave ship emerges out of the Hudson River in present-day New York Harbor, the city and the nation are sent into near-hysteria as they try to understand this bizarre and unexplainable phenomenon. Award-winning actor/writer/poet/community activist Daniel Beaty portrays more than 40 characters in this solo theatrical tour-de-force as he explores our shared humanity and what it means to be free. Through the characters’ various testimonies on identity and personal freedom, Emergency weaves an intricately woven, witty, and moving commentary on modern African American life.

Last Stop Laughs is a weekly late night Stand Up Show. It's the perfect way to end your Saturday night in the Astoria Ditmars area. This week features*: Dina Hashem (Conan) Wendi Starling (Guys we F*cked) Usama Siddiquee (Winner of The Laughing Devil Festival) FreddyG (NPR) Hosted by Luke Mones (Caroline's on Broadway)

Flushing Lunar New Year Pre-Parade Reception - St. George's Episcopal Church February 17, 2018 - Flushing

Flushing is home to Queens’ first—and largest—Chinatown neighborhood. As such, the area’s Lunar New Year Parade is a huge draw each year, with vibrant costumes, floats, dancing and traditional Chinese celebrations. . Gather at St. George's Church to connect and stay warm with hot coffee and refreshments before heading to the parade site at Union Street and 37th Avenue. The parade will begin at approximately 11am. The Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce is part of a community coalition that plans and organized the Parade every year.

Join nationally touring stand-up comedian and Astoria mom Sally Brooks as she hosts an afternoon of adult comedy for parents and babies (think Cry Baby Cinema meets live stand-up comedy). Come enjoy a few drinks, adult company, and stand-up comedy from some of New York's best comedians; and still be home before bedtime. Lineup*: Katie Boyle Mike Joyce Ariel Elias & more! Babies under one year old welcome at the show. Changing table and room for strollers!

Catherine Russell and Her Sextet A Valentine's Celebration: "Nothing But Love Songs" Catherine Russell - vocals Matt Munisteri - guitar, banjo, md Mark Shane - piano Tal Ronen - bass Mark McLean - drums Jon-Erik Kellso - trumpet Evan Arntzen - reeds "A wonderfully charismatic performer with a show-stopping voice" (The Washington Post), CATHERINE RUSSELL dazzles her audiences with familiar favorites and forgotten treasures alike. Russell excelled as a backup singer and multi-instrumentalist with David Bowie, Steely Dan, Cyndi Lauper, and Paul Simon before launching a remarkable solo career featuring Grammy award winning and chart topping recordings. With her sixth album, Harlem On My Mind, a 2016 release on Jazz Village, Catherine journeys to the blue heart of the great African American song- book, as befits this vibrant daughter of jazz and blues royalty. Inspired by her mother, pioneering jazz musician Carline Ray, as well as her father, long-time Louis Armstrong bandleader Luis Russell, Catherine swings forth with soulful interpretations: fresh, contemporary, fun, and true to her roots. "The best blues and jazz singer going today." – The Wall Street Journal

9–9:30 am: Registration and Continental Breakfast 9:30–11 am: Program Following the Friday night screening of the 1949 Oscar-winning classic All the King's Men—a story based on the real-life 1930s populist Governor of Louisiana, Huey Long—leading legal scholars return to discuss issues related to democracy, corruption, free press, and the law. Linda Greenhouse is Knight Distinguished Journalist in Residence and Joseph Goldstein Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School. Robert Post is Sterling Professor of Law and former dean of Yale Law School. Kenji Yoshino is Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Constitutional Law at NYU School of Law. LOCATION The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024 PURCHASING TICKETS By phone: Contact New-York Historical's in-house call center at (212) 485-9268. Call center is open 9 am–5 pm daily. Online: Click on the orange "Buy Tickets" button at the top of this page. In person: Advance tickets may be purchased on site at New-York Historical's Admissions desk during museum hours.

In Judaism, Saturday is the Sabbath, a day of rest, free from the concerns of schedules, everyday work, and commerce. For this reason interactive exhibition elements, audio guides, our Shop, and the children's exhibition are not available. In observance of the Sabbath, admission is free on Saturdays

Several jazz critics have claimed that listening to tenor saxman Eric Alexander unfettered and at length, is one of the greatest treats in jazz. This imposing improviser performs with his mentor, the veteran pianist Harold Mabern and is joined by John Webber on bass, and Joe Farnworth on drums.

Hosted by Paul Muldoon With house band Rogue Oliphant Co-presented by Irish Arts Center and NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts A THISISPOPBABY production Created & directed by Jennifer Jennings and Phillip McMahon Composed by Alma Kelliher With original text by Emmet Kirwan and Panti Additional text by Michael Harding Designed by Niall Sweeney Costume design by James David Seaver Lighting design by Mark Galione Movement direction by Suzanne Cleary and Peter Harding

Javon Jackson came into international prominence as a member of Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers. He has also toured and recorded with Elvin Jones, Freddie Hubbard, Cedar Walton, Dr. Lonnie Smith, and Les McCann. Jackson has also developed a formidable career as leader and recording artist, touring throughout the world. Javon's current musical group, The Javon Jackson Band, incorporates many styles including jazz, funk, R&B and rocks numerous others. As an educator, Javon Jackson is a Professor of Jazz and Director of the Jackie McLean Institute at the University of Hartford.

Angel & Dren + Friends Dj Set, Black Alley, Blak Emoji, Sam Houston, Hypnotiq - Pianos (Showroom) February 17, 2018 - New York

Jazz saxophone player Marcus Miller will host these monthly gatherings at MoMath, conversing with experts in various fields of art and science. Utilizing both “fireside chat” and “panelist” formats, Marcus will moderate and interview speakers, focusing on how mathematics and art are involved in their fields. Each discussion will begin and end with live musical performances that highlight the concepts discussed. Afterwards, guests are invited to mingle in an informal and celebratory setting with healthy food, non-alcoholic drinks, dancing, and conversation. This will be a space for new friends and expanded horizons. Don't miss the debut event, focusing on probability.

Six Time Users, Yoya, Sean Bama, Stains Of A Sunflower - Pianos (Showroom) February 17, 2018 - New York

"The Vintage SOUL Experience" is a smooth, seasoned R&B/Soul/Funk trio backed by an eight piece band with a "Live" performance you do not want to miss!!!! The name "The Vintage SOUL Experience" evolved from the principal members search of the dictionary meaning of "Vintage"..."Denoting something from the past of high quality, especially something representing the best of its kind." Being seasoned vets in the music business for over 45 years the name fit the trio perfectly and gave birth to a classic soul and R&B sound in 2015. The principal members of "The Vintage SOUL Experience" include: Curtis Styles (keyboardist/musical director), Leslie Booker (Bassist) and Ron Anthony (Lead Vocalist) who have extensive musical careers recording and performing with prominent bands and artists such as....Kool & The Gang, Cameo,The Sugar Hill Gang, Der Kinky Foxx, The BB&Q Band, Johnny Kemp, Alyson Williams, Meli'sa Morgan, Kashif, Gloria Gaynor, Slave Hall of Fame, Brother to Brother, Silk, Jagged Edge, Force MD's, Amil Larue, Chico Debarge, Nat Adderley Jr. and the iconic Luther Vandross to name a few. The Vintage band members are also Bergen County New Jersey residents and have worked with mega stars, Whitney Houston, Anita Baker, Ashford & Simpson, Roberta Flack, Darryl Hall, Mariah Carey, M-Tume, Mica Paris, Change, GQ, Brass Construction, Angela Bofill & Steve Winwood. The list goes on & on.

1964 The Tribute replicates a live Beatles concert featuring songs from the pre-Sgt. Pepper era, including the suits, boots, and hairstyles made famous by the Beatles. The concert features Mark Benson as John, Mac Ruffing as Paul, Tom Work as George, and Bobby Potter as Ringo, as well as a 15-piece orchestra conducted by Robert Miller.

Caroline Rothstein is a New York City-based award-winning and internationally touring writer, poet, and performer. She has been performing spoken word poetry, public speaking, facilitating workshops, and teaching at colleges, schools, organizations and performance venues worldwide for over a decade. Her writing has appeared in Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, BuzzFeed, Narratively, and elsewhere. Called "a very inspiring woman" by Lady Gaga, Caroline and her works have been featured widely including in The New Yorker, MTV News, Chicago Tribune, NYLON, Mic, and Newsweek. She was a member of the 2010 Nuyorican Poets Cafe poetry slam team, which placed second in the nation, and is a Youth Mentor at Urban Word NYC. For more, please visit: www.carolinerothstein.com.

A son of the moon. A butterfly bull. Nick Africano is a songwriter, multi-intrumentalist, band-leader, solo performer, producer, and experiments with watercolors and poetry. His style defies the confines of genre, and lives in the mysterious space of rock and roll, storytelling, and folk music. In an ether of contradiction. Lyrics often softly spoken, or soulfully crooned. His live performances are captivating and spontaneous, moving between acoustic guitar, resonator guitar, and piano. A relentless performer, Africano has toured the US extensively and most recently has toured in the UK and Switzerland. He currently performs a monthly late-night series at the acclaimed Rockwood Music Hall in New York City. Over the past 7 years he has recorded 4 albums including I've Ever Desired (2008) The Butterfly Bull (2012) and his first EP Broken (2005) and his currently gearing up to release his first all-analog LP, yet to be named. He is credited with helping produce Marmalade (2007) with Pokey Lafarge, though as he playfully describes, he was mostly just there for support and as a second ear to help make decisions.Nick Africano

With their nuanced songwriting and inventive sensibilities, flor use their songs to explore feelings of longing and heartache, anxiety and self-doubt. On their debut album come out, you're hiding, singer/guitarist Zach Grace, bassist Dylan Bauld, guitarist McKinley Kitts, and drummer Kyle Hill alternately magnify and brighten those feelings by dreaming up an intensely cinematic take on synth-driven alt-pop. But for all its transportive melodies and triumphant mood, come out, you're hiding was born from a place of painful vulnerability. "Making this album has really been about me coming out my shell and getting over whatever block I have about letting people know what's going on in my head," says Grace, who serves as chief lyricist for the L.A.-based, Oregon-bred band. "A lot of people probably struggle with believing in themselves that way, and the album's a testament to overcoming that." Mostly recorded in Bauld's bedroom studio, with its title nodding to Grace's reclusive tendencies, come out, you're hiding achieves its intimate feel thanks partly to a process that flor adopted soon after moving to L.A. "I'd started experimenting with different production styles, and I ended up coming up with these sounds that weren't anything like what we'd done before," recalls Bauld, flor's main producer. "Ever since then, I'll make a basic track and take it to Dylan, and he'll build it from there," adds Grace. "Starting out on my own makes writing a little easier," he continues. "I can get it all out in a very journal-like way, and then pull back and process things a bit before putting it all out into the world."

Just who is LTJ Bukem? Ground breaking DJ? Inspirational musician? Record label entrepreneur? Club visionary, perhaps? When the man behind those wire rimmed glasses and that disarming smile writes his job description just what does he put? The man who took the drum and bass concept from a small venue off London's Charing Cross Road to the nation's superclubs and then onto the international stage? The geezer whose records launched breakbeat into a brand new galaxy of sound? Or maybe he just writes 'Renaissance man for a digital age'. In truth LTJ Bukem is all of the above. Although he wouldn't like to admit it, LTJ Bukem is the living embodiment of the post-acid house entrepreneurial creative spirit. He is a mild mannered energy flash whose panoramic musical vision has found success in every area he has explored. From running sound systems to cutting up breaks at raves, from relocating the heart of breakbeat culture to redefining the spirit of drum and bass, the man known to his friends as Danny Williamson has sat at the forefront of breakbeat evolution, lighting the way with little more than a zest for life and a love of music. In other words, LTJ Bukem is a man on a mission! Bukem's first introduction to music, like so many others, was through piano lessons as a child. Unlike many however, the young pianist turned out to possess a natural talent and he quickly moved through the piano grades. Classical music represented the soundtrack to his home life. Both parents having a passion for Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky that rubbed off on their son. However it was when the family moved to Watford and Bukem changed music teachers that he developed his first true musical love. Thanks to a progressively minded teacher - Nigel Crouch - he was then introduced to the world of jazz fusion, a style which has informed his work ever since. In the mid eighties, at the age of seventeen, Bukem discovered the joys of clubbing. The teenager regularly checked out the local soul clubs and legendary rare groove all dayers. As a keen record buyer he soon became interested in the idea of putting over his own version of the club soundtrack and before long he became involved with a sound system. During this time he also ran a jazz funk band, although this never presented itself as a serious past-time; just fun. The DJing was his main thing and by 1987 he gained something of a reputation for his sets. However it was in 1988 that Bukem first realised that DJing could offer a full-on career.

The most exciting and greatest best comedy/variety show in all of the big world! Hosted by Ethan Beach, this stand-up/sketch/all-around excellent fun good-times silly has played host to many famous illustrious comedy comedian luminaries, and will continue to do so right now! This will be the most fun you have all year, guaranteed, without a doubt, and the most laughs, and you'll probably see some animals, which is a big plus in your book. Past guests have included Judah Friedlander, John Early, Phoebe Robinson, Michelle Wolf, Julio Torres, Roy Wood Jr., Beth Stelling, Maeve Higgins, Arthur Meyer, Conner O'Malley, Jo Firestone, Jena Friedman, Cole Escola, and many many many more. Ethan, the host, will also give you a cold wet seal which you can kiss!

The Langston Hughes Project: Ask Your Mama -12 Moods for Jazz - Jamaica Performing Arts Center February 17, 2018 - Jamaica

The Langston Hughes Project is a multimedia concert performance of Langston Hughes's kaleidoscopic jazz poem suite, Ask Your Mama - Hughes's homage in verse and music to the struggle for artistic and social freedom at home and abroad at the beginning of the 1960s. Ask Your Mama is a twelve-part epic poem which Hughes scored with musical cues drawn from blues and Dixieland, gospel songs, boogie woogie, bebop and progressive jazz, Latin "cha cha" and Afro-Cuban mambo music, German lieder, Jewish liturgy, West Indian calypso, and African drumming - a creative masterwork left unperformed at his death.

Kashmir, the nation's #1 Led Zeppelin tribute show, it is the most authentic representation of Led Zeppelin on the modern national touring scene. Each of the 4 band members assumes their individual role with pinpoint accuracy. Kashmir possesses the live stage show, sound, and likeness to bring audiences and fans back to the days when the mighty Led Zeppelin ruled the musical landscape. With the playlist of every classic rock station and the most identifiable voice in rock history, Kashmir's show features Page's iconic double-neck guitar, Bonham's drum solo, the stage show of the era, and most importantly, the greatest hits that make up the soundtrack to peoples' lives. For those who dream and wish to experience a live Led Zeppelin show, dream no more—Kashmir will fit the bill, hitting every stop along the way, leaving you thirsty for more.

"Pahud's virtues: musical grace, technical assurance and, most striking of all, a tone at once plangent and warm." (The Washington Post)… "A ravishing listening experience… (playing that) quivers with an almost hypnotic intensity." (Gramophone) "Perhaps the most elegant of today's young pianists." (The New Yorker)… "an ease, precision and beauty so seemingly effortless that the music appeared to live and breathe of its own volition." (The New York Times) The acclaimed soloist, chamber musician and principal flutist of the Berlin Philharmonic pairs with the splendid pianist in a program of two masterpieces of the flute repertoire in the Poulenc and Bach sonatas, plus Pahud's own transcriptions of sonatas for arpeggione (now primarily played on cello) and violin. Emmanuel Pahud, flute Alessio Bax, piano

It's been more than 20 years since Ben Ellman, Robert Mercurio, Stanton Moore, Jeff Raines and Rich Vogel began exploring the seemingly limitless musical possibilities born out of their work together as Galactic. Since then, the seminal New Orleans band has consistently pushed artistic boundaries on the road and in the studio, approaching their music with open ears and drawing inspiration as much from the sounds bubbling up from their city's streets as they do from each other. A key part of that creative spark comes from the teamwork of Mercurio and Ellman, whose ever-evolving production and arranging skills helped usher the band into a new phase of studio work beginning with the loop-centric "Ruckus" in 2007. A series of albums focused around specific concepts like Carnival followed, as did collaborations with guests hailing from worlds outside the one Galactic calls its own. On "Into the Deep," the band members look within themselves instead, drawing inspiration from people and ideas that have long been close to their hearts – and, in turn, close to the development of their unique sound. Shot through with soul, funk, blues and rock, the result is an organic riff on elements of Galactic's past, filtered through the lens of where they're headed in 2015. "I see this album as a kind of culmination of all of our collaborations or experiences, from [trombonist] Corey Henry to the people we met on the road, touring," says Mercurio, referencing Ellman's first full-time gig in New Orleans, which kicked off when Henry hired him into the Little Rascals Brass Band in 1989. "The previous albums took us in the opposite direction," Mercurio says. "We collaborated with rappers that we had never dealt with and even on the New Orleans tracks, we didn't have working experience with most of those artists before the recordings." In contrast, "Into the Deep" contributors like JJ Grey, David Shaw and Maggie Koerner spent significant time touring with Galactic. A few years ago, Mavis Staples sat in with the band, all of whom are longtime fans of the legendary singer's R&B-meets-gospel soul style. They caught up with Macy Gray when she performed a memorable concert at Tipitina's where Ellman says he could see from the outset "how much she cares about the music." And each of the players had also developed a deep appreciation for the Honorable South's Charm Taylor, whose contribution, "Right On" was written specifically to suit her vibe. "Quint Davis [the producer of] Jazz Fest always has a couple people he books at the festival that aren't big names but that Quint knows are going to be super cool," says Ellman. "That's how we met Brushy One-String. We originally wanted to bring him in to do anything, just to see what would happen. But when we heard his song 'Chicken in the Corn,' we really wanted to do our version of it." In the end, he joined them on the road for over a month, collaborating with the band onstage at each show. For the instrumental tracks, Galactic mined the interests and tastes they've cultivated together for years in New Orleans. "Buck 77" was written via improvisation, a long-standing cornerstone of their live shows. The funky bass line and tumbling guitar part on "Long Live the Borgne," meanwhile, represents an updated, more composed take on some of the concepts that made early albums like "Coolin' Off" so strong.

DJ Jeremy Bastard, Wastrul, Too Good For Tuesday, Karma Darwin - Main Floor - The Delancey February 17, 2018 - New York

Lincoln Center's American Songbook - The Songs of Scott Frankel & Michael Korie featuring Kelli O'Hara and Julian Ovenden - The Appel Room February 17, 2018 - New York

Step into the big, bold musical world of composer Scott Frankel and lyricist Michael Korie, the celebrated team behind the Broadway musicals Grey Gardens and War Paint and two of today's top contributors of new standards to the American musical theater repertoire.

Flushing Lunar New Year Pre-Parade Reception - St. George's Episcopal Church February 17, 2018 - Flushing

You are invited to march with the Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce in the 2018 Lunar New Year Parade on Saturday, February 17, at 11am. We will gather at St. George's Church from 9:30 to 10:30am to connect and stay warm with hot coffee and refreshments before heading to the parade site together. RSVP at our eventbrite page. The Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce is part of a community coalition that plans and organizes the Parade every year. The coalition is led by the Flushing Chinese Business Association and the Korean American Association of Queens.

LTJ Bukem, MC Dynamic Duo: Armanni Reign & T.R.A.C, Smooth Prelude: Flaco - Brooklyn Bowl February 17, 2018 - Brooklyn

Just who is LTJ Bukem? Ground breaking DJ? Inspirational musician? Record label entrepreneur? Club visionary, perhaps? When the man behind those wire rimmed glasses and that disarming smile writes his job description just what does he put? The man who took the drum and bass concept from a small venue off London's Charing Cross Road to the nation's superclubs and then onto the international stage? The geezer whose records launched breakbeat into a brand new galaxy of sound? Or maybe he just writes 'Renaissance man for a digital age'. In truth LTJ Bukem is all of the above. Although he wouldn't like to admit it, LTJ Bukem is the living embodiment of the post-acid house entrepreneurial creative spirit. He is a mild mannered energy flash whose panoramic musical vision has found success in every area he has explored. From running sound systems to cutting up breaks at raves, from relocating the heart of breakbeat culture to redefining the spirit of drum and bass, the man known to his friends as Danny Williamson has sat at the forefront of breakbeat evolution, lighting the way with little more than a zest for life and a love of music. In other words, LTJ Bukem is a man on a mission!

Strawberry Fields - A Tribute to The Beatles - All You Can Eat Buffet - BB King Blues Club & Grill February 17, 2018 - New York

All Brunch prices do not reflect applicable taxes, gratuity or additional beverages. Each guest will be presented with a bill for the applicable tax & optional 18% gratuity. Enjoy A Saturday Afternoon With The Music of The BEATLES & A Delicious All-You-Can-Eat Brunch Buffet. STRAWBERRY FIELDS, featuring former members of Broadway's BEATLEMANIA, is a look-a-like, sound-a-like Beatles tribute, dedicated to bringing you as close to a real Beatles concert as you can get. They take you on a Magical Mystery Tour beginning in 1964 complete with mop top hair, black suits with thin ties & the 1st four albums of music. Next stop, 1967, features the psychedelic era of Sergeant Pepper Lonely Hearts Club Band" album with all the costumes & jackets on the album cover. The last stop includes: "White Album", "Abbey Road", & "Let It Be".

A Decade of Soul - Classic Soul & Motown Broadway Dinner Show - BB King Blues Club & Grill February 17, 2018 - New York

A musical journey taking you back in time! Back to when Berry Gordy's Motown label and his studio band the Funk Brothers and Stax record's Booker T and the MG's were the proponents of what came to be known as a historical style of music. "Soul Music" A trip back to when King and Smash records gave us "The Godfather of Soul" while the Columbia and Atlantic label brought us "The Queen of Soul". Now after a 28 year tenure with "The Drifters", vocalist Prentiss McNeil along with Bruce Wayne of the Wilson Picket's "Midnight Movers" are leading this classic soul review with their unmatched energy and breath taking showmanship. A Decade of Soul is a passion driven classic soul tribute where it's difficult to stay in your seat!

GRAMMY Award-nominee, singer, songwriter, and producer Eric Roberson, continues to break boundaries as an independent artist in an industry dominated by major labels, manufactured sounds and mainstream radio. Described as the original pioneer of the independent movement in R&B/soul music, Eric has achieved major milestones in his career, from being a successful songwriter and producer for notable artists such as Jill Scott, Musiq Soulchild, Dwele, Vivian Green and countless others, as well as headlining sold out tours across the country.

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!

Luminaries is a mesmerizing holiday light installation designed by the LAB at Rockwell Group, based on the season’s traditions of sharing, giving, and community. Visitors are immersed in a canopy of glowing lanterns suspended within the Winter Garden at Brookfield Place, each changing color and intensity. For every wish sent by the public during the holiday season, Brookfield will donate $1, up to $25,000, to the GRAMMY Museum and its music education programs.

Quadrivium featuring Marcus Miller - National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath) February 17, 2018 - New York

Join MoMath at Quadrivium, a new monthly after-hours event at MoMath that brings together the creative and technical communities in NYC and creates a space where learning and growth are filled with fun, wonder, and warmth. Jazz saxophone player Marcus Miller will host the monthly gatherings at MoMath, conversing with experts in various fields of art and science. Utilizing both "fireside chat" and "panelist" formats, Marcus will moderate and interview speakers, focusing on how mathematics and art are involved in their fields. Each discussion will begin and end with live musical performances that highlight the concepts discussed. Afterwards, guests are invited to mingle in an informal and celebratory setting with healthy food, non-alcoholic drinks, dancing, and conversation. This will be a space for new friends and expanded horizons. Don't miss the debut event, focusing on probability.

Celebrate the Seasons with a Waldorf Teacher - Green Meadow Waldorf School February 17, 2018 - Chestnut Ridge

Celebrate the Seasons with EC teacher Rebecca Ruof. Enjoy a seasonal craft and snack with other families with children ages 2-7. To register, please contact Admissions Director Melissa McDonagh at 845.356.2514 x302

An evening with Vintage SOUL Experience with special guests The Delfonics Revue featuring Greg Hill - The Cutting Room February 17, 2018 - New York

"The Vintage SOUL Experience" is a smooth, seasoned R&B/Soul/Funk trio backed by an eight piece band with a "Live" performance you do not want to miss!!!! The name "The Vintage SOUL Experience" evolved from the principal members search of the dictionary meaning of "Vintage"..."Denoting something from the past of high quality, especially something representing the best of its kind." Being seasoned vets in the music business for over 45 years the name fit the trio perfectly and gave birth to a classic soul and R&B sound in 2015. The principal members of "The Vintage SOUL Experience" include: Curtis Styles (keyboardist/musical director), Leslie Booker (Bassist) and Ron Anthony (Lead Vocalist) who have extensive musical careers recording and performing with prominent bands and artists such as....Kool & The Gang, Cameo,The Sugar Hill Gang, Der Kinky Foxx, The BB&Q Band, Johnny Kemp, Alyson Williams, Meli'sa Morgan, Kashif, Gloria Gaynor, Slave Hall of Fame, Brother to Brother, Silk, Jagged Edge, Force MD's, Amil Larue, Chico Debarge, Nat Adderley Jr. and the iconic Luther Vandross to name a few. The Vintage band members are also Bergen County New Jersey residents and have worked with mega stars, Whitney Houston, Anita Baker, Ashford & Simpson, Roberta Flack, Darryl Hall, Mariah Carey, M-Tume, Mica Paris, Change, GQ, Brass Construction, Angela Bofill & Steve Winwood. The list goes on & on.

Be part of the creative process and join us for this special ongoing workshop with Fall 2018 Installation Artist Francisco Alvarado-Suarez*. Attendees will have the opportunity to help paint and cut hundreds of brown paper bags that will become part of this dynamic fall exhibition.

Read to Angie the Therapy Dog - Harrison Public Library, Richard E. Halperin Memorial Library Building Through February 17, 2018 - Harrison

Ease into the weekend at the library's Children's Discovery Center on Saturday mornings when Manhattanville College student volunteers informally read favorite picture books and do a craft with young children.

The Chekov Dreams: True love never dies. And that's the problem. Jeremy's fiancée has it all. She's beautiful. She's smart. She's captivating. Unfortunately, she's also dead. But hey, no relationship's perfect, right? Besides, she visits him every night in his dreams, so what's to stop them from living happily ever after? Well for one thing, his party boy brother, who's not at all happy with Jeremy sleeping all day, and who has forced him into signing up for an acting class. And for another, his overly enthusiastic scene partner, with whom he's stuck working on a scene by Chekhov – the one writer he loathes. Worse yet, her infectious personality is starting to arouse the jealousy of his betrothed, who has just begun to reveal her true powers. His fiancée may be to die for, but will he go that far?

Dominique Morisseau's 'Detroit '67' - Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts February 17, 2018 - Brooklyn

Detroit '67 is about big issues: race, home, Motown, family and a city under siege. In the tradition of A Raisin in the Sun and The Piano Lesson, Morisseau's drama is at its core about two siblings — Chelle and Lank — clashing over the right to maintain family stability or reach for a dream of economic progress. When a white, female stranger enters their lives, the lines of the legacy they're both fighting to protect become blurred. Set against the explosive racial tensions of the 1967 Detroit riots, which occurred over the course of five days, Morisseau might be letting us know that, despite it all, the music keeps us together.

Each ticket includes a glass of Champagne and fresh strawberries! "Why don't you try a strawberry? It brings out the flavor in the Champagne." "Oh, groovy." In this modern update on Cinderella, a prostitute and a wealthy businessman fall hard for one another, forming an unlikely pair. While on a business trip in L.A., Edward (Richard Gere) picks up a hooker, Vivian (Julia Roberts), on a lark. After Edward hires Vivian to stay with him for the weekend, the two get closer, only to discover there are significant hurdles to overcome as they try to bridge the gap between their very different worlds. Dir. Garry Marshall. 1990. 119 min. Stick around after the film! Redeem your ticket at the bar for $2 off any drink.

Story Time: Dan Salmieri presents Bear & Wolf - Greenlight Bookstores February 17, 2018 - Fort Greene and Prospect Lefferts Gardens

Just in time for Halloween, debut children’s book author Jennie Palmer presents The Wompananny Witches Make One Mean Pizza.  Anita and Winnifred Wompananny are two reclusive kitchen witches who love to whip up delicious treats but are simply terrified of children. After a run-in with a few scary kids in their neighborhood, Anita and Winnifred decide to make their favorite meal: pizza! But they've unintentionally baked their anxious, fearful, freaked-out feelings right into the crust and created one mean pizza… who’s just escaped the kitchen! Bring your little witches, wizards, and pizza lovers for an interactive Halloween story time.

Midnights: Romy and Michele's High School Reunion - Videology Bar & Cinema February 17, 2018 - Brooklyn

"A frothy comedy with the most adorable buddies since Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid." – San Francisco Chronicle "Kudrow's Michele is a deadpan delight." – Rolling Stone "Beneath the endless silliness of the movie beats a real heart." – Los Angeles Times Ten years after their high school graduation, Romy (Mira Sorvino) and Michele (Lisa Kudrow) haven't exactly accomplished everything that they set out to do. Despite their strong friendship, their personal and professional lives are still lacking. When they hear of their upcoming high school reunion, they take it as an opportunity to show their classmates how much they've changed — first by trying to reform themselves, then by creating a lie that eventually spins out of control. Dir. David Mirkin. 1997. 92 min. Midnight Special! $5 beer + shot combos available during the screening.

The Odd Rock Comedy Hour brings you music, comedy, sketch, video, or whatever oddness we can dream up! This month features: Comedy songwriter Ben Pernick Comedian/musician Pat Wise Standup comedian Ray Devito Standup Comedian Dekunle Somade Rob Paravonian is an internationally-known musician and comedian with over 18 million total views on YouTube, including the 12 million-view hit Pachelbel Rant. He was the opening act for a dozen shows on George Carlin's final tour, he's been on Comedy Central, satellite radio, and the Dr. Demento Radio Show.

Rosemary and Time, based on a true story, is about two women, working side by side in a school infirmary who discover a startling truth about one another. Set in Yorkshire England in the late 1970’s, with flashbacks to 1941, the two women unearth secrets from the past and come to terms with ghosts, old relationships and time. Written by Jennifer Fell Hayes Directed by Kathy Gail MacGowan The production is led by Broadway veteran, Judith Barcroft, whose Broadway credits include, Dinner at Eight, Mating Dance, Betrayal, Elephant Man, All God’s Chillun Got Wings, Shimada and Plaza Suite. The company features Eliana Grace Brenden, Ciela Elliott, Kate Grimes, Mary Kate Harris, Michael Markham, Virginia Roncetti, and Zoe Watkins. Performance Schedule: Friday, February 2 @ 7:30 pm (Opening Night) Saturday, February 3 @ 7:30 pm Sunday, February 4 @ 3:00 pm Tuesday, February 6 @ 7:30 pm Wednesday, February 7 @ 7:30 pm Thursday, February 8 @ 7:30 pm Friday, February 9 @ 7:30 pm Saturday, February 10 @ 7:30 pm Sunday, February 11 @ 3:00 pm Wednesday, February 14 @ 7:30 pm Thursday, February 15 @ 7:30 pm Friday, February 16 @ 7:30 pm Saturday, February 17 @ 7:30 pm

Hindle Wakes, called, "one of the best plays of modern times" by Theatre Magazine in 1922, mixes questions of ethics, class, custom, and morals into an effervescent fizz of comic realism. It's "wakes week" in Hindle; the mill is closed and the workers are idle. Fanny Hawthorn is relaxing at the seashore with a girlfriend when she runs into Alan Jeffcote, the mill owner's son. Alan takes Fanny to an hotel in Wales for a few days of fun, but the fun stops when their parents find out. Of course, Alan should marry Fanny, the fathers agree. No matter that Alan is engaged already. Must Alan do the right thing and make an honest woman of Fanny, or must he do the right thing and stand by his fiancé?

"His words are like music..." - Stevie Wonder When a slave ship emerges out of the Hudson River in present-day New York Harbor, the city and the nation are sent into near-hysteria as they try to understand this bizarre and unexplainable phenomenon. Award-winning actor/writer/poet/community activist Daniel Beaty portrays more than 40 characters in this solo theatrical tour-de-force as he explores our shared humanity and what it means to be free. Through the characters' various testimonies on identity and personal freedom, Emergency weaves an intricately woven, witty, and moving commentary on modern African American life. "We can overcome if we change the way we see, see ourselves, see our past, see our possibility." - Daniel Beaty from Emergency

The Mid-Hudson Children's Museum offers free admission on their monthly family nights. Adult supervision required.

flor With their nuanced songwriting and inventive sensibilities, flor use their songs to explore feelings of longing and heartache, anxiety and self-doubt. On their debut album come out, you're hiding, singer/guitarist Zach Grace, bassist Dylan Bauld, guitarist McKinley Kitts, and drummer Kyle Hill alternately magnify and brighten those feelings by dreaming up an intensely cinematic take on synth-driven alt-pop. But for all its transportive melodies and triumphant mood, come out, you're hiding was born from a place of painful vulnerability. "Making this album has really been about me coming out my shell and getting over whatever block I have about letting people know what's going on in my head," says Grace, who serves as chief lyricist for the L.A.-based, Oregon-bred band. "A lot of people probably struggle with believing in themselves that way, and the album's a testament to overcoming that." Mostly recorded in Bauld's bedroom studio, with its title nodding to Grace's reclusive tendencies, come out, you're hiding achieves its intimate feel thanks partly to a process that flor adopted soon after moving to L.A. "I'd started experimenting with different production styles, and I ended up coming up with these sounds that weren't anything like what we'd done before," recalls Bauld, flor's main producer. "Ever since then, I'll make a basic track and take it to Dylan, and he'll build it from there," adds Grace. "Starting out on my own makes writing a little easier," he continues. "I can get it all out in a very journal-like way, and then pull back and process things a bit before putting it all out into the world." Not only essential in instilling come out, you're hiding with unfettered honesty, flor's creative approach has shaped their singular sound. Mixed by Andrew Maury (Atlas Genius, Panama Wedding), come out, you're hiding infuses its crystalline textures with the heavy guitars and fierce drumming that flor's long brought to their live show. "We used to hold ourselves back and try to keep it simple, but now we're doing whatever we can to make these big moments within our songs," says Bauld, who's also produced records for such artists as Halsey. With its airy beats and soaring melodies, "Guarded" starts off come out, you're hiding by offering a confession of insecurity. "'Guarded' is about building up this castle around me and having it torn down, and trying to deal with losing that feeling of comfort," says Grace. On "Where Do You Go," shimmering guitar tones match the song's tender romanticism. "It's about a couple with this unspeakable joy about them," explains Grace. "It's asking, 'Where do you go to find love like that?', because it's so undeniably special." Also on come out, you're hiding, flor bring their dreamy introspection to songs like "Overbehind," whose determined self-assurance makes for a sublimely uplifting closing track. Handsome Ghost A philosophy major, a teacher, a folk singer; these are some of the paths Tim Noyes traveled before starting Handsome Ghost. Noyes began writing folk songs in college, five hours west of his native Boston. After graduation, he taught English for three years at a Bronx high school, playing shows and open mics in the evenings. The contrast of clubs and classrooms couldn't last, and a publishing deal encouraged him to risk becoming a full-time musician. Eventually, Noyes felt himself moving away from folk music. As his tastes became more eclectic, "One month I love R&B and then it's today's pop or 90's hits," the acoustic world seemed to present certain limitations. At an artistic crossroads of sorts, he considered a possible return to teaching, a move to the suburbs, or joining his father's family business. Instead – Noyes poured his doubts into a new project, Handsome Ghost, still crafting every song with an acoustic guitar, but now augmenting them with colorful, electronic production. "I'm in a strange place in my life. I'm not a kid anymore but I know I'm not quite an adult yet, either," Noyes explains. "I can pretend like I am and I often do, but if I'm being honest, I'm still not there. Many of these new songs live in that lost world between responsible and reckless, between figuring everything out and having absolutely no clue." In the generation of ever pro-longed youth, wondering when to grow up isn't uncommon, but choosing a career in music only exacerbates the extremes. For all of the perks – traveling the country with friends, performing each night, meeting new people - it's not without malaise. It's a life that leaves very little time for hobbies, friends back home, or love. When it comes down to one or the other, Noyes picks his music. While Handsome Ghost's debut EP Steps amassed over 20 million streams, Noyes spent 2015 touring the U.S. and writing almost 100 new songs. Six of these will be featured on a second EP The Brilliant Glow - out fall 2016 - with a debut album to follow in the winter. "It's hard to know which parts of the past are worth fighting for and which parts are better to just let go of. Sometimes it seems like you have to cut ties to move forward, but that's a lot easier said than done. I think a lot of these new songs center around that idea: we know what we need to do to grow, but that doesn't always help."

Oh Brother, My Brother. 1979. USA. Carol and Ross Lowell. 14 min. Made by their parents, this touching portrait of two young brothers shows the give and take of their relationship. Though narrated from the point of view of the older brother, the film takes a loving look at the ambivalent feelings of a six-year-old and the contrary behavior of a two year old. With Grandma. 1999. Canada. Directed by Françoise Hartmann. 9 min. A lyrical look at the shared experiences of a young girl visiting with her grandmother. The Yellow House: Kevin The Superhero. 2009. Denmark. Catherine Kunze and Jacob Wellendorf. 9 min. From a series of films about two little girls named Chloë and Thea who live in a Copenhagen housing block, we are introduced to their six-year-old friend Kevin, who dreams of growing up to be a superhero, and Kevin's mother who comes from Senegal, Africa. Enjoy new and classic family-friendly short films, engaging discussions, and suggestions for follow-up activities in the Museum's galleries. This program is for individual families of up to two adults and up to three kids. View more Family Programs. Tickets: Free tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 10:00 a.m. on the day of the program at the information desk in the Education and Research Building, at 4 West 54 Street. Contact: (212) 708-9805 or familyprograms@moma.org Accessibility: Sound amplification devices are available for all programs. All theaters are equipped with loop systems and are wheelchair accessible.

Doors 8:00 pm Show 9:00 pm Now, Now With the release of "SGL", Now, Now emerge from a transformative and transitional few years since their last shows played in support of Threads. Much has changed, with the mutual and amicable departure of guitarist Jess Abbott to pursue a different creative direction through her work as Tancred being the most visibly apparent difference. That parting of ways is only a fraction of the story however. Below the surface lay challenges, struggle, and a lot of growth for KC Dalager and Brad Hale as people, musicians, and songwriters. And while as a duo they find themselves back to the same binary dynamic they started with over a decade ago, they couldn't be further from who they were when two friends who met at marching band practice and started making music together in a basement. As they wrapped up nearly three years of writing, recording, and then touring in support of Threads, KC and Brad were mentally and emotionally worn out. "We couldn't find a way to recharge ourselves creatively," recalls KC, and that lead to a feedback loop of writer's block and self-doubt. And so they took a step back, focusing their energy on songwriting and producing outside of Now, Now, or with different artistic mediums like Brad's work in visual art for bands including Sylvan Esso, The National, Minus the Bear and War On Drugs. The break allowed them space to work on figuring out the bigger picture of who they were as artists and musicians, rather than staying trapped in tunnel vision, focused on a next album. "I worked a lot on my craft as a writer," explains KC, "on learning who I am and what my strengths and weaknesses are in that sense." She also started tackling longstanding insecurities she'd been battling all her life, clearing barriers to creativity at their root. When all was said and done Now, Now's new songs have come out all the better on account of that soul searching experience. Brad learned a lot about production and his own aesthetic while experimenting and exploring behind the boards on other projects, including his solo endeavor Sombear. KC meanwhile now feels a freedom in her songwriting she'd never experienced before, and discovered how to use her singing voice in a way that made her feel good about herself instead of overly self aware. "I feel more confident and more like myself than I ever have," she relates. Having lived through the fits and starts together, Brad and KC describe their working relationship as more in sync than they've ever been before. "Our new songs happened so naturally after we stopped overthinking and started going with our instincts," says KC. "We learned a lot about each other. More than anything we have learned to trust in ourselves." Mothers Mothers began in 2013 as the solo project of Athens, Georgia-based visual artist Kristine Leschper while she studied printmaking at the Lamar Dodd School of Art. Now a quartet, their debut album 'When You Walk A Long Distance You Are Tired,' released via Grand Jury Music and Wichita Recordings, has earned the young band high praise from the press, including from NPR Music ('First Listen'), The New York Times, Pitchfork, The Guardian, NME ('Radar'), and Q Magazine, among many others, while the band themselves have been included on numerous 'Musicians to know' lists for 2016 including from Stereogum, Vulture, Spotify, Paper Magazine and others. Comprised of eight original songs - the majority of which were written while Leschper was finishing art school in early 2014 - Mothers' debut LP is an introduction to the foundations of the young band, a snapshot of a particular period of their genesis that maps both where they began and where they are heading.

Ever since a young age, Los Angeles based producer Kevin Chapman better known as SNBRN has always had a desire for creating music. Beginning his musical career at age 6, Kevin was taught how to play piano and trumpet, but it didn't stop there. Over the years his musical taste and passion for learning new instruments expanded along with his abilities. His first introduction to dance music was at age 12 when he first listened to artist such as Fatboy Slim and Moby, just being the tip of the iceberg. In 2008 he got his first copy of Reason, after that he began producing his first dance tracks and really immersing himself in the LA club scene… By 2013, Kevin had completed multiple degrees in production and recording and decided to embark down a new creative path. His style could be described as "Funky Deep Indie Disco" but genres do not limit him. After hitting #1 and (2) #2's on HypeMachine and spending 5 months in the studio with multiple EP releases on the way, nothing is slowing this guy down. Throttle

John Pizzarelli is a world-renowned guitarist and singer hailed by the Boston Globe for “reinvigorating the Great American Songbook and re-popularizing jazz.”  A portion of your ticket will be donated directly to raise funds for HELP Primary School – HELP Uganda. To donate please visit: help-uganda.com 

Little Duck and all of her friends on the farm celebrate Valentine's Day by inviting a newcomer to join in the fun in this charming addition to the award-winning Click, Clack series from the New York Times bestselling and Caldecott winning team who brought you Click, Clack, Moo and Click, Clack, Surprise! Activities to follow. 

Join a walk led by the Coastal Research and Education Society of Long Island to spot seals at Cupsogue County Beach. Reservations required.

Toddler Tales: 'Guess How Much I Love You?' - Alley Pond Environmental Center February 17, 2018 - Douglaston

Enjoy live music and learn some new animal songs! Meet live animals featured in the songs and make an instrument to play at home. Children must be able to use the bathroom independently. Registration required.

Hosted by Matthew Starr and Monique Moses Featuring Aparna Nancherla, Michael Kayne, and Allison Bishop Join us for Raise Your Hand, a show that combines stand-up, lectures and that "OOH OOH PICK ME!" feeling. Tonight's lesson: Computer Science! Today's lesson: Computer Science, featuring teacher Allison Bishop and comedians Aparna Nancherla, Michael Kayne and more TBA! Allison Bishop is an assistant professor in the computer science department at Columbia University and a quantitative researcher at IEX. Matthew Starr is a comedian who has been featured on Above Average, CollegeHumor, and AV Club. He is a house performer at the UCB Theater. Monique Moses is a Canadian born Carribean bred comedian based in Brooklyn. She's been featured on Above Average, Refinery 29's Riot and Funny or Die, and has created content for Comedy Central and IFC Comedy Cribs.

Enjoy live music and learn some new animal songs! Meet live animals featured in the songs and make an instrument to play at home. Children must be able to use the bathroom independently. Registration required.

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.

The Great Backyard Bird Count is an annual citizen science event coordinated by the National Audubon Society. There will be a short introductory program at Old Orchard Museum at 10am, followed by a bird identification walk on the grounds of Sagamore Hill. Data collected on the walk will be submitted as part of the national bird count. Participants should dress appropriately for the weather and bring binoculars, cameras, and birding guides.

The Jazz Gallery Celebration Series Presents Fabian Almazan Alcanza - The Jazz Gallery February 17, 2018 - New York

Fabian Almazan – piano/electronics Sara Serpa – voice Megan Gould – violin Tomoko Omura – violin Karen Waltuch – viola Noah Hoffeld – cello Linda May Han Oh – bass Dan Weiss – drums This performance is made possible by the Chamber Music America Presenter Consortium for Jazz grant.

LC Kids Storytime at the Atrium: 'Hey Black Child' by Bryan Collier - Lincoln Center February 17, 2018 - Upper West Side

Kids and grownups will delight together in the hilarious and imaginative songs of this charismatic guitar-playing, tap-dancing performer.

'1964' The Tribute - Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall February 17, 2018 - New York City

Watson Adventures’ Whodunnit at the Met Family Scavenger Hunt - Metropolitan Museum of Art February 17, 2018 - New York

Join Watson Adventures on a unique murder mystery scavenger hunt for kids 10 and up! A killer is on the loose at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and it’s up to you to stop him! The killer has created a scavenger hunt that reveals his name, the weapon he used and where he hid the body. Follow the trail of clues and answer tricky questions to solve the crime. Can you figure out whodunnit? Kids must be accompanied by an adult. Price includes museum admission. Advance purchase is required.

MAC and Bistro Award winner Stearns Matthews will pay tribute to one of the greatest and most prolific songwriters of all time, Leslie Bricusse. Bricusse's extensive catalog includes Stop the World—I Want to Get Off, The Roar of the Greasepaint—The Smell of the Crowd, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, and Jekyll & Hyde. Matthews will be joined by longtime friend and collaborator, pianist Warren Helms..

Drag starlet CHELSEA PIERS makes her Laurie Beechman Theatre debut with the World Premiere of her solo comedy ARE YOU THERE RU? IT'S ME, CHELSEA. Directed by Darius Rose (aka Jackie Cox) and featuring musical direction by Brandon James Gwinn, Once again, RuPaul's Drag Race audition season is upon us. Due to an unfortunate technological iCal glitch, CHELSEA PIERS finds herself dangerously close to missing the midnight deadline. In an epic act of multitasking, Chelsea scrambles to create an audition tape in front of a live audience. As she relays stories and songs of life as an aspiring drag starlet, she must check off Ru's laundry list of video submission requirements. With material spanning Celine Dion to Sondheim, join Chelsea as she races against the clock in her irrepressible pursuit of a shot at Reality TV infamy. CHELSEA PIERS has been performing on New York's hottest stages for more than five years with her unique theatrical, punk rock flair. Winner of "Breakthrough Artist" at the 2013 Glam Awards, Chelsea has headlined at Provincetown's famed Crown & Anchor, the historic Stonewall Inn, and was a featured performer at the release events for Pinot by Tituss Burgess. She also has made several appearances on Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live" with Andy Cohen. She currently stars on "Shade: Queens of NYC" on Fusion TV.

Drop-in craft at Emma Clark Library to make a Valentine's Day picture frame magnet. All kids welcome & no need to register

Owl Prowl - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum's Wildlife Education Center February 17, 2018 - Cornwall-on-Hudson

Owls have amazed and mystified humans for thousands of years. See an owl up close and discover their fascinating adaptations. Learn which species of owls may be found in the area before setting out on a guided afterdark walk, during which an educator will use a calling device to try and coax owls into the area for you to hear! Paid registration required. On Feb 18th this event will be held at the Outdoor Discovery Center location. Check the website for location details.

The Langston Hughes Project is a multimedia concert performance of Langston Hughes’s kaleidoscopic jazz poem suite, Ask Your Mama – Hughes’s homage in verse and music to the struggle for artistic and social freedom at home and abroad at the beginning of the 1960s. Ask Your Mama is a twelve-part epic poem which Hughes scored with musical cues drawn from blues and Dixieland, gospel songs, boogie woogie, bebop and progressive jazz, Latin “cha cha” and Afro-Cuban mambo music, German lieder, Jewish liturgy, West Indian calypso, and African drumming — a creative masterwork left unperformed at his death.

Watson Adventures’ Escape From Grand Central Scavenger Hunt - Grand Central Station Through February 17, 2018 - New York

Congratulations: You’ve been poisoned! That’s the bad news at the start of this scavenger hunt for adults in Grand Central Station. The good news is that the evil genius who did this is giving you two hours to come up with the combination to a box that contains the antidote. To find it, you’ll have to follow a trail of clues to answer tricky questions, tackle sneaky puzzles and ultimately crack the secret code that will unlock the box. Does your team have what it takes to unlock the box and escape Grand Central? Your life may depend on it. A smartphone is required for each team to participate on this hunt. Advance ticket purchase required.

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.

Paint, build, craft, or collage – use familiar materials, or experiment with new! Inspired by the museum’s exhibitions and local artists, MOCACREATE explores different themes every month. In February, help welcome the New Year by making handmade decorations to liven up the museum. Transform the space with colorful creations, which will be on display through the annual Lunar New Year Family Festival!

Marija Santo-Sarnyai is presenting Geotran a simple, easy and fun technique that clears past negative experiences (generational too) and integrates future goals and dreams. This program develops rapid personal transformation, resolving core issues that are sometimes in the subconscious, so people can fulfill their life purpose, be happy and have healthy relationships inside and outside of the family, without strings, self-sabotage and baggage. Everybody is receiving a Miracle or Peace integration at this presentation. Marija will show how her sessions look like from the beginning to the end. Keep your Spirit high and your stress down. Be curious!

Watson Adventures’ Murder at the Met Scavenger Hunt - Metropolitan Museum of Art Through February 17, 2018 - New York

Join Watson Adventures on a murder mystery scavenger hunt for adults at the Metropolitan Museum! A murdered curator has left behind a cryptic trail of clues connected with secrets in works of art. As your team gathers answers about the art, you'll learn a sordid tale revolving around a planned purchase of a rare painting by Leonardo da Vinci. You’ll have to crack a secret code in order to solve this murder. Price includes museum admission. Advance purchase is required.

MHYSA is a Queer Black Diva and underground popstar for the cyber resistance from Prince George's County, Maryland. Her debut album, fantasii, was released through Halcyon Veil on July 21, 2017 to glowing reception, and a live audio-visual experience touring North America will soon follow. Of fantasii, MHYSA says: "This debut album is an epic poem, like a reverse Dante's Inferno, where I take the listener higher, upward through my hopes, dreams, inspirations, and desires. It represents my love for Black women and femmes, as the stories are all told from our perspectives." Her debut EP, Hivemind, was released in February of 2016. In addition to her own productions, MHYSA's experimental approach to dance music and RnB shines through in her highly sought-after THOT FANTASY mix series. THOT FANTASY mixes have been commissioned for luminary platforms like DIS Magazine and GHE20G0TH1K, highlighting MHYSA's deep connections to the queer art, music and fashion scene of NY. In winter of 2016, she was listed in Artforum's "Best of 2016: Music" and in February of 2017, she shared the stage with Yves Tumor, GAIKA, James Ferraro and Bill Kouligas in New York.

Twenty Five Hours, a site-specific exhibition by Brooklyn-based artist Jesse Chun, transforms data about the Brooklyn waterfront and the East River’s tides into visual poems. Chun began the project by collecting information from diverse sources before using various methods of digital manipulation, printing, painting and drawing to create visually engaging works of Concrete Poetry. The result is an installation of text-based paintings on canvas, and pigment prints on paper and organza.

Kids' Saturday Cinema Club: The LEGO Batman Movie - Industry City Factory Floor February 17, 2018 - Sunset Park

Every Saturday Industry City hosts the Saturday Cinema Club in the Factory Floor with Rooftop Films. Join this free screening of The LEGO Batman Movie, with arts and crafts from Project kid. RSVP is appreciated but not required. This event will take place indoors.

Celebrate the Seasons with a Waldorf Teacher - Green Meadow Waldorf School February 17, 2018 - Chestnut Ridge

Celebrate the Seasons with EC teacher Rebecca Ruof. Enjoy a seasonal craft and snack with other families with children ages 2-7. To register, please contact Admissions Director Melissa McDonagh at 845.356.2514 x302

Kidding Around Winter Carnival - The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center February 17, 2018 - Chelsea

Try your luck at can and fishbowl tosses and spin a magical prize wheel when you win. Expect mini-golf for the mini-athletes, and what's a carnival without face painting? Creativity will flow with paper plate animal mask making and coloring. And say hello to friends from Camp Havaya who have some ideas for a great summer for your kids. Snacks and refreshments will be served. K

Please consider making a suggested $20 donation to support Kidding Around programming as part of your online registration or at the event.

Clementine is having a "not so good of a day" – but this spunky eight-year-old doesn't let a trip to the principal's office get her down! Whether she's cutting the glue out of her best friend Margaret's hair, concocting a scheme to prevent her teacher Mr. D'Matz from moving to Egypt, or riding the service elevator with Mitchell, who is N-O-T not her boyfriend, Clementine's antics are sure to make you laugh. Come join America's favorite curly-haired carrot-top as she navigates the hilarious waters of friendship, family, school, and mischief on an epic third-grade adventure you'll never forget.

Stand up Ny Showcase Ft. Jared Freid, Christian Finnegan + More! - Stand Up New York February 17, 2018 - New York

Christian Finnegan is a stand up comedian. He appears frequently on the television and also writes things, for both money and for kicks. Christian can currently be seen on the TBS sitcom "Are We There Yet?" but is perhaps best known as one of the original cast members of VH1's "Best Week Ever", where he offered keen insight into the workings of popular culture and the ubiquity of celebrity genitalia. "Chappelle's Show" fans will recognize him as 'Chad', the only white roommate in the infamous "Mad Real World" sketch. And pinko Communists know Christian from his regular appearances on MSNBC's "Countdown with Keith Olbermann". Christian Finnegan is a fixture (some might say 'barnacle') on Comedy Central, having starred in countless network interstitials, the shows "Premium Blend" and "Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn" and in his own special, "Comedy Central Presents: Christian Finnegan". Christian was also the host of TV Land's "Game Time" and has appeared on "The Today Show" and "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson". Christian's first CD, "Two for Flinching", was released by Comedy Central Records in 2006 and his super-duper DVD extravaganza, "Au Contraire!" was released by Warner Bros. Records in 2009. When he's not on tour, Christian Finnegan lives in New York City with his lovely wife Kambri, a Chihuahua, a parakeet and a useless rabbit. He spends his free time plotting society's downfall and googling the names of obscure hair metal bass players.

CUNY Dance Initiative and John Jay College in collaboration with Dušan Týnek Dance Theatre present The World Premiere of Anna - Gerald Lynch Theater Through February 17, 2018 - NYC

CUNY Dance Initiative and John Jay College, in collaboration with Dušan Týnek Dance Theatre, present the World Premiere of Anna at the Gerald Lynch Theater at John Jay College, 524 W. 59th Street, NYC on February 16 & 17, 2018 at 7:30pm. Tickets are $30 ($20 for students and seniors) and are available at https://dusantynek.eventbrite.com. Anna is an evening-length contemporary dance-theater performance by choreographer Dušan Týnek inspired by Tolstoy’s classic Russian novel, Anna Karenina. An exploration of love and infidelity within the structures of stifling social mores, Anna side steps a conventional re-telling of the novel, focusing instead on the essence of its characters and their situations. “Structurally, dealing with such a well¬-known work of literature gives me freedom to leave out parts of the story without losing the general narrative,” said Dušan Týnek. “Each segment will oscillate between abstraction and literal representation as a way of exploring and being in conversation with the plot, characters, moods, and psychological themes that appear in the novel. Anna will not only investigate the romantic image of Anna Karenina but also other female archetypes as victims of gender inequality and social pressures. I want the experience to be less like seeing a play or a ballet of one of the great novels of western civilization, but of falling asleep with the book on your chest and dreaming of it.” Anna features an original composition by frequent collaborator Aleksandra Vrebalov, known for her recent commission by the Kronos Quartet, and lighting design by Roderick Murray. The premiere of Anna is the culmination of the company’s two-week residency via the CUNY Dance Initiative at John Jay College’s Gerald Lynch Theater. “Intelligent and inventive dancemaking” – Dance Magazine "The work is marvelous ... Mr. Týnek is an undoubted talent, a choreographer who seems fascinated by movement itself and the strange, subtle ways in which it communicates strange, subtle things." – The New York Times Dušan Týnek is known internationally for his striking blend of theatricality, musicality, and humanism in formally structured modern dance and has been called “an undoubted talent” by The New York Times. Since founding his own company Dušan Týnek Dance Theatre in 2003, Týnek has created over 25 major dances, choreographed an opera, and held nine critically- acclaimed seasons in major dance venues in NYC (e.g. New York Live Arts, BAM Fisher, The Joyce Theater). Two NYC seasons have been named as the highlights of the year by The New York Times and the Huffington Post. In addition to stage work, he has created a large number of site-specific works at museums (The Met), Skyspaces by James Turrell (The Ringling Museum, FL; Rice University, TX) and flooded quarries on Cape Ann, MA. Týnek has received commissioning grants from the NEA and from the Harkness, Greenwall, and O’Donnell-Green Music and Dance Foundations. He has taught and/or set work on students at schools across the U.S. and abroad. He is the recipient of the prestigious Bogliasco Fellowship, Djerassi Artist Residency, The Hermitage Fellowship, the CUNY Dance Initiative residency and a winner of the Choreographic Fellowship at the University of Kansas. The company has received ongoing support from the Ford Foundation, NYCDCA, Czech Center NY, Trust for Mutual Understanding, and Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation among others. www.dusantynek.org Aleksandra Vrebalov (composer) has written works ranging from concert music, to opera, dance (Rambert Dance UK, Dušan Týnek Dance Theatre, Take Dance, Scottish National Ballet, Augsburg Theater), to sound installations in collaboration with architect Ronit Eisenbach. Her most recent works have been commissioned by Carnegie Hall for Kronos Quartet, Belgrade Philharmonic, and Limon Dance Company. Vrebalov, who has been a fellow of MacDowell Colony, Rockefeller Bellagio Center, Djerassi, The Hermitage, and Tanglewood, is the recipient of The Harvard Fromm Commission, The American Academy of Arts and Letters Charles Ives Fellowship, and two Golden Badges from her homeland: one for her opera Mileva, and the other for a lifelong contribution to Serbian culture. Vrebalov's works have been recorded for Nonesuch, Cantaloupe, Innova, Centaur Records, and VMM. Her two works for Kronos Quartet, Beyond Zero: 1914 – 1918 and The Sea Ranch Songs, are available as DVDs with films by Bill Morrison and Andrew Lyndon. Apart from her new opera, Abraham in Flames, Vrebalov's work this season centers on Asian music with two new pieces: one with shakuhachi, commissioned by Kyo-Shin-An Arts, premiered by New York's shakuhachi Grand Master, James Nyoraku Schlefer; and the other with ancient Chinese instruments for The Forbidden City Orchestra in Beijing. Her children's ballet, The Widow's Broom (2004), based on Chris Van Allsburg's story, was done again this season at the Festival Ballet Providence as the company's Halloween favorite. Vrebalov lives in New York City. www.aleksandravrebalov.com Dušan Týnek Dance Theatre's residency at the John Jay College is part of the CUNY Dance Initiative (CDI), a residency program that opens the doors of CUNY campuses to professional choreographers and dance companies. CDI receives major support from the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, the Howard Gilman Foundation, and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation. Additional support is provided by the Jerome Robbins Foundation, the Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, and the Harkness Foundation for Dance. CDI is spearheaded and administered by the Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College. www.cuny.edu/danceinitiative John Jay College of Criminal Justice of The City University of New York, an international leader in educating for justice, offers a rich liberal arts and professional studies curriculum to upwards of 15,000 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 135 nations. In teaching, scholarship and research, the College approaches justice as an applied art and science in service to society and as an ongoing conversation about fundamental human desires for fairness, equality and the rule of law. www.jjay.cuny.edu

Dante Nero was born in Brooklyn NY. He attended Catholic school and was an alter boy.As a clever young boy he began a lucrative business of loosening soup thermoses for kids with over protective thermos tightening moms. At age 11 he began his martial arts journey as well as training in modern dance, tap and jazz. At 13 too young to work legally, Dante taught himself how to ride a unicycle and handed out flyers for $50 a day. He ran an icy stand, worked in a library as well as ran slips for the local bookie. He learned how to fence at Tompkins recreation center in Bed Stuy, which earned him a scholarship for fencing to SUNY New Paltz. Tired of Ramen noodles he got a job with emotionally disturbed kids and on the side did strip shows for sororities on campus. When he got home to Brooklyn he bounced at some of the biggest clubs in the city with his brawler friends and fought them in closed factories at night for money. Always looking for a new hustle, he started a male strippers troop with 13 members. He then took a job with the phone company and became a cable splicer while still dabbling in exotic dancing and bouncing. He later became involved in his labor union. He quickly moved up the ranks to become a delegate with over 200 employees. In 2001 he tried his hand at stand up comedy and loved it and has done it ever since. He always enjoyed comedy especially when he hired some well known comics such as Tracey Morgan and Mike Epps to open his self produced strip shows. His extensive life experience, philosophical point of view and an even sense of cynicism make his wit truthful and relevant

Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan Shabbat – February 17th - Civic Life Day! - JCC Manhattan February 17, 2018 - New York

Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan Announces: The 2017/2018 Season of R&R Shabbat @ the JCC – February 17th - Civic Life Day! WHO: Hebrew Playgroup; Schmooze on The News With Gia Pace; Structured Play & Circle Games; Liberty’s Kids: Binge-Fest; Mind & Body Retreat With Seth Leiberman; What’s Jewish Got To Do With Civic Life?; Concert: Mass Transit and delicious & nutritious snacks and much, much more! WHAT: R&R Saturdays are FREE at the JCC! Make your Shabbat afternoon special and share in our community. Workshops, Art, Yoga, Meditation, Food, Music, Study Sessions, film, creative art projects, Spa Experiences, Indoor & Outdoor play! There are programs for both children and adults. Guaranteed fun for the whole family! All are welcome. WHEN: February 17th, 2018, 2:00 pm-5:00 pm (UNTIL MARCH 17th) WHERE: JCC Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Avenue @ 76th Street, New York, New York 10023 WHY: An amazing weekly opportunity to be together as a family and as a community. R&R is an incredible alternative to the typical New York Saturday and...IT'S ALL FREE! For more and full weekly schedule: http://www.jccmanhattan.org/jewish-living/shabbat-and-holidays/r-and-r-shabbat

New! Black History in Downtown Brooklyn - The Municipal Art Society of New York February 17, 2018 - New York

Unsung heroes walked our streets—it's time their stories were told. WITH SUZANNE SPELLEN AND MORGAN MUNSEY Brooklyn has been home to both enslaved and free African Americans since the Dutch landed in the early 1600s. Slavery ended in New York State in 1827. By the next decade, most of Brooklyn's black population was settled in what is now DUMBO and Downtown Brooklyn. Here were homes, schools, businesses and churches. Mid-19th century Brooklyn was a hotbed of organized Abolitionist activity, with both black and white activists who changed the course of American history. This tour celebrates these people, and takes you to where they lived and worked.

Post Cereal Interactive Experience - Vanderbilt Hall, Grand Central Terminal Through February 17, 2018 - Midtown

The most important meal of the day? Breakfast. You don’t want to miss it! And you certainly won’t want to miss Post’s larger than life, interactive breakfast experience at Grand Central Station. Located in Vanderbilt Hall, Post will be sampling their tasty cereal flavors including OREO® O’s, HONEY MAID® S’mores, NUTTER BUTTER® and CHIPS AHOY!® Cereals. In addition to sampling the delicious flavors, passersby can also snap a dreamy pic and interact with the eye-catching and appetite appealing attraction.

On Being Open and Empty with Filip Noterdaeme, Gallery Educator: Explore the connection between Frank Lloyd Wright's architecture and the principles of Taoism. Art in the Round public tours are led by gallery educators. Specialists in fields of art, art history, and gallery teaching, educators provide informative and meaningful experiences by engaging visitors in a shared process of close looking and conversation, with the occasional surprise. For everyone from first-time visitors to long-term members, these daily tours are invaluable for learning about the collection, special exhibitions, and the Frank Lloyd Wright building. Visitors of all ages and abilities are encouraged and welcome to join. These tours are free with admission and meet on the rotunda floor. No RSVP is required.

Tainted Love - 80's Dance Party with Dj Jane Elizabeth - February Edition! - The Bell House February 17, 2018 - Brooklyn

Soft Cell's pioneering 1981 cover of the Northern Soul classic, "Tainted Love," is the inspiration for this awesome 80s dance party. Building on a solid foundation of New Wave, we'll dig deeper into the catalog of massive hits and overlooked misses from the late 70s through the early 90s - pivotal years in musical history that blurred the lines between Analog and Digital, Disco and Synthpop, Funk and Hip-Hop. A time when Alternative was called Post-Punk, Indie actually meant independent, and Throbbing Gristle's "Hot on the Heels of Love" surely could have been alongside Blondie's "Heart of Glass" on the charts...with today's perspective. Other passions include CBGB-era New York, Batcave-era London - Punk Rock, Glam Rock, Kraut Rock, Girl Rock, Dad Rock, Rockabilly, Ska, Machine Soul, Blue-Eyed Soul, Darkwave, Coldwave - plus some guilty pleasures in the (strictly) Old-School Rap department.

In a jazz climate that rewards neo-conservative tributes and far-flung exercises in deconstruction, David Weiss has distinguished himself another way: through finding flexibility and innovation in music that ...

It's Saturday night and WOMEN AND MEN are ready to get the party started! Tell us a story about the weirdest and wildest weddings, birthdays, bachelorettes, or bar mitzvahs you've ever been to and we'll use it to throw a totally improvised shindig live on stage. WOMEN AND MEN is made up of some of New York's top improvisers whose credits include The Onion, Comedy Central, Funny or Die, Late Night with Seth Meyers, and CBS's hit legal drama Bull.

Philip Harper (born May 10, 1965 in Baltimore, Maryland) is a jazz trumpeter. He grew up in Atlanta and studied music there. He later worked with The Jazz ...

"La fiaca" is a comedy which premiered in 1967 and has had world-wide success. In this classic Argentine comedy, Néstor wakes up on a Monday without a desire to go to work. Spending his day in bed, making love and playing childhood games become his goals. But what started as a day missing work soon turns into a cause célèbre!

Based on the 1910 horror novel by Gaston Leroux, which has been adapted into countless films, The Phantom of the Opera follows a deformed composer who haunts the grand Paris Opera House. Sheltered from the outside world in an underground cavern, the lonely, romantic man tutors and composes operas for Christine, a gorgeous young soprano star-to-be. As Christine's star rises, and a handsome suitor from her past enters the picture, the Phantom grows mad, terrorizing the opera house owners and company with his murderous ways. Still, Christine finds herself drawn to the mystery man. Audiences agree—The Phantom of the Opera is Broadway's longest-running hit. Ever.

Gotham Girls Roller Derby Presents: Derbytaunt - Littlefield Performance and Art Space February 17, 2018 - Brooklyn

Derbytaunt is Gotham Girls Roller Derby annual start of season party! Come watch the introduction of new Fresh Meat and the reveal of new home team skaters.

Participate in this important citizen science project to tally the birds who live at TNC. After a short review of key bird identification marks, the group will observe birds at the feeders. Then, go for a short walk on the trails to look for birds that winter at Tenafly Nature Center. Participants will log and count the birds observed and results will be submitted to the Great Backyard Bird Count at gbbc.birdcount.org. Bring binoculars if you have them. Rain or shine.

Was it that haunted apartment you found through Craigslist? What about the time in college when your roommate always watched you sleep? Or maybe it was that year you lived on a hippie commune in the middle of the desert? Airwolf interviews an audience volunteer about their hellish tales of crazy roommates, weird neighbors, and other outrageous living situations and spins it into a fast, funny and fully improvised show. Please label your food if you don't want us to eat it. Members of Airwolf have appeared on Comedy Central, The Onion News Network, ESPN, Nickelodeon, and Adult Swim, among many others.

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:

DeepBeats DJ George Faya and a guest instructor lead you through an hour of DeepBeats' Vinyasa Flow accompanied by your personal soundtrack of atmospheric deep house grooves. Free refreshments courtesy of Revive Kombucha.Yoga, loosely translated from its Sanskrit root – means "union" or "integration" – the bringing together of a sound mind & spirit within a sound body. Riding at the forefront of the new health-conscious clubbing movement, DeepBeats: Deep House Yoga is a union of not just the spiritual and physical, but a fusion of the ancient discipline of yoga with the sounds of today's underground dance music. It brings together the mental and physical benefits of yoga with the spiritual connection we feel to the music we love.

Show Info: AUGUST BURNS RED Support: Born of Osiris, Erra, Ocean Grove Special Offers: VIP Balcony Ticket GA standing room & VIP options available. VIP Balcony Ticket Includes: Front of the Line, Access to the VIP Balcony behind the Soundboard, Poster Age Restriction: 16+ unless accompanied by an adult Accessible accommodations should purchase a General Admission ticket and will be taken care of at the venue day of event. For over 150 years, Irving Plaza has been one of New York City's premier entertainment sites. Located just minutes from Union Square, the famed red marquee has displayed the names of thousands of artists, bringing them together with fans all throughout the city. Enjoy a cold beverage from our wide selection of drinks, and kick back in our lounge area before the show. No matter what genre, Irving Plaza shows are like no other. Want to get inside information on tons of awesome shows like this one? Sign up for our newsletter to be notified about all things Irving Plaza, including presales, special offers, and ticket giveaways! Click here to sign up! Follow us on our socials! Facebook: /IrvingPlaza Twitter: @IrvingPlaza Instagram: @IrvingPlaza Snapchat: IrvingPlazaNYC ARTIST INFO By personally aiming beyond your perceived potential, you can truly grow. That's been the case every time August Burns Red record an album, and it's quietly turned the Pennsylvania quintet-JB Brubaker [lead guitar], Brent Rambler [rhythm guitar], Matt Greiner [drums], Jake Luhrs [lead vocals], and Dustin Davidson [bass]-into a GRAMMY® Award-nominated heavy music torchbearer. Their journey began back in 2003 with marathon jam sessions on a farm belonging to Matt's family in the egg refrigerator. Embracing a diehard Rust Belt work ethic, they tirelessly pushed towards the top of heavy music with a series of critically acclaimed albums and countless gigs. A hard-earned high watermark, 2015's Found In Far Away Places marked their second consecutive Top 10 debut on the Billboard Top 200. The single "Identity" notched a GRAMMY® Award nod in the category of "Best Metal Performance." A streaming juggernaut, both "Identity" and "Ghosts" [feat. Jeremy McKinnon] crossed the 3-million mark on Spotify. When it came time to record their seventh full-length Phantom Anthem [Fearless Records] with longtime producers Carson Slovak and Grant McFarland, the game didn't change. The musicians put their heads down and rallied around the same shared goal, uncorking a barrage of infectious intensity, the boys augmented and amplified the touchstones of their signature style on Phantom Anthem. The musical equivalent of a clenched fist haymaker, the grooves hit harder, the hooks blaze brighter, and the instrumentation ignites even more intricacy.

Watch as some of the UCBT's top improvisers interview an audience member about their love life, and then spin their stories of romantic love and loss into comedy gold!

Join us as we continue to celebrate the Lunar New Year with Origami, the Japanese art of paper folding.  This world-wide popular art of paper folding holds a special place in the hearts of the Japanese because of Sadako Sasaki (Sadake and the Thousand Paper Cranes), a story which will be introduced in the introduction to Origami. 

Join us every Saturday through April 28 in Hudson Eats for the latest and greatest in children’s entertainment! 10 AM - Bilingual Birdies Mandarin Here’s an all-access pass to join the Bilingual Birdies Band on a cultural journey! When our Bilingual Teaching Musicians are not in the classroom you can find them gigging around town in our spectacular band. 11 AM - Magic Evan? Meet the NYC Magician Who Will Have Your Kids Falling Over With Laughter and Thanking You for the 'Best Time Ever!'

Ethel, the String Quartet Redefining Concert Music, Continues Popular Met Museum Concert Series - Metropolitan Museum of Art February 17, 2018 - Upper East Side

Since 2012, ETHEL, the acclaimed string quartet that Pitchfork.com described as "a necessary jet of cold water in the contemporary classical scene," has been serving as resident ensemble at The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Balcony Bar. Marking the first time that a prominent musical group has been featured in that venue, ETHEL will performs there on a regular basis, sometimes with friends and collaborators, throughout the year. To enliven the Balcony Bar programming, the quartet also selects musical groups from ETHEL's expansive list of notable colleagues to perform when the group is on the road. This new programming initiative provides a variety of musical experiences to Met audiences delivered by a range of ensemble types and compositions. The Balcony Bar serves appetizers and cocktails on the second floor balcony overlooking the Great Hall. The performances, consisting of three sets between 5:00 and 8:00 p.m., are free with Museum admission. ETHEL + Friends @ Met Museum Performances at a Glance January 26-27 Loggins-Gookin Duo February 2-3 | Mivos Quartet February 9-10 | Laurence Hobgood Trio February 16-17 ETHEL February 23-24 ETHEL About ETHEL ETHEL was established in New York City in 1998, quickly earning a reputation as one of America's most adventurous string quartets—heirs to the likes of the Kronos Quartet and Soldier String Quartet, and part of a generation of young artists blending uptown, conservatory musicianship with downtown genre-crossing—by playing with the intensity and accoutrements of a rock band. The New York Times has described them as "indefatigable and eclectic," and The New Yorker has deemed them "vital and brilliant." Nearly two decades into their singular career, ETHEL has in turn become seminal in its own right, a path-breaker for countless new genre-spanning ensembles, and a prolific commissioner of new music. At the heart of ETHEL is a collaborative ethos—a quest for a common creative expression that is forged in the celebration of community. The quartet creates and tours rich, often multimedia, productions including the evening-length ETHEL's Documerica, inspired by the tens of thousands of images shot as part of the Environmental Protection Agency's decade-long Project Documerica, launched in 1971; The River, a collaboration with Taos Pueblo flutist Robert Mirabal (album released June 2016); the introspective Grace, featuring ETHEL's arrangements of music by Ennio Morricone and Jeff Buckley; and Blue Dress, which pays homage to women making their musical mark on the 21st century. ETHEL has collaborated with artists including David Byrne, Bang on a Can All Stars, Kaki King, Todd Rundgren, Joe Jackson, Ursula Oppens, Juana Molina, Tom Verlaine, STEW, Andrew Bird, Thomas Dolby, Jeff Peterson, Laurence Hobgood, Jake Shimabukuro and Vijay Iyer. ETHEL's self-titled debut album was a Billboard "Best Recording of '03." Light ranked #3 on Amazon.com's "Best of '06." Oshtali: Music for String Quartet, '10, is the first commercial recording of American Indian student works, and Heavy, '12, was a Q-2 "Album of the Week." The recording of ETHEL'S Documerica, '15, was featured by The New York Times' Press Play and on iTunes' classical front page. The River with guest artist Robert Mirabal debuted in 2016, and was nominated for a NAMMY award. ETHEL has appeared as a guest artist on over a dozen music labels, to include: Laurence Hobgood's tesseterra (label TBD, 2017); The Paha Sapa Give-Back by Jerome Kitzke (Innova, 2014); (Cold Blue Two (Cold Blue Music, 2012); Glow by Kaki King (Velour Recordings, 2012); Blue Moth by Anna Clyne (Tzadik, 2012); The Duke by Joe Jackson (Razor & Tie, 2012); A Map of the Floating City by Thomas Dolby (Redeye Label, 2011); John the Revelator: A Mass for Six Voices by Phil Kline (Cantaloupe Music, 2008) with vocal group Lionheart; and the Grammy Award-winning, Dedicated to You: Kurt Elling Sings the Music of Coltrane and Hartman (Concord Records, 2009). The quartet regularly performs works by all of the members of the ensemble, alongside music by Philip Glass, Julia Wolfe, John King, Phil Kline, David Lang, Dan Friel, John Zorn, Missy Mazzoli, Anna Clyne, Steve Reich, Don Byron, Aleksandra Vrebalov, Marcelo Zarvos, Pamela Z, Evan Ziporyn and Terry Riley. Over the past five years, ETHEL has premiered 150+ new works, many of them commissioned by the quartet. ETHEL is the Resident Ensemble at The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Balcony Bar and Ensemble-in-Residence at Denison University, where the quartet members were awarded honorary doctorates during the 2017 commencement exercises. ETHEL is: Ralph Farris (viola), Kip Jones (violin), Dorothy Lawson (cello) and Corin Lee (violin). ETHEL is the Resident Ensemble at The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Balcony Bar and Ensemble-in-Residence at Denison University.

This weekly program is designed for young art lovers and their parents and guardians. Each session participants explore one or two works of art in the galleries and then make their own art in the studio. The hour includes a short story, trips to the galleries, and art-making activities. Designed for children ages 2–4 years old. $30 (includes museum admission, materials, and snacks), $15 for members and Family Members. Registration is required. For more information, contact strollertours@guggenheim.org.

Words carry meaning, shape communities, and create pop culture. As the leading purveyor for public art initiatives in downtown Los Angeles, Arts Brookfield is bringing words to life with Monumental Words, an exhibition by artists Laura Kimpton and Jeff Schomberg. This display of internally lit, oversized sculptures will be presented for three months at the premiere shopping destination FIGat7th (735 South Figueroa Street). With a collection of six-foot and 12-foot sculptures, the FIGat7th plaza will be all aglow throughout the holiday season. The installation is free and open to the public as part of Arts Brookfield's continued effort to activate Brookfield's public spaces through art. Monumental Words, a series that debuted at the 2009 Burning Man Festival, provides a simple yet artistic way of expressing and sharing positive vibes. Using words and symbols with instant universal meaning and broad appeal, the sculptures are the must-snap, selfie moment of the holiday season. Visitors can spread love to family and friends near and far. "In times of world change and strife, I find making art and placing art in public places my way of making change. This show of 12 foot XOXO and Rainbow LOVE spreads the perfect message of sending kisses and hugs and LOVE for all…especially (for) one's self," says artist Laura Kimpton. Monumental Words opens on Monday, November 20 and is on display through Valentine's Day, ending on Saturday, February 17. Free and open to the public, the installation will be lit each evening from 4 to 11 pm. For more information, visit www.artsbrookfield.com. For press related inquiries, please contact Darren Gold at Darren@therosegrp.com. ABOUT LAURA KIMPTON Artist Laura Kimpton is a California-based, American contemporary artist. Her creativity stems from a desire to question traditional views on social interaction, therefore invoking through her art a reaction from her viewers that ultimately completes her projects. She is continually exploring new mediums in her search for revelatory communication. ABOUT FIGAT7TH FIGat7th is Downtown LA's premier shopping, dining, and entertainment destination. An open-air shopping and dining mecca, FIGat7th is home to H&M and Zara flagship stores, Bath & Body Works, Target, and more, as well as a first-class collection of unique eateries that delight fashionistas and foodies alike. With free concerts, movies, and events all year long paired with plentiful, inexpensive parking, FIGat7th is the best place to begin when exploring Downtown LA.

Ring in the Lunar New Year with a family-friendly performance featuring traditional Chinese dance and music, a martial arts demonstration, and the lion dance! Presented in part with the New York Chinese Cultural Center. Presented by Arts Brookfield

SKETCH COMEDY TROUPE UNCLE FUNCTION HOSTS A VALENTINE’S DAY-THEMED SKETCH COMEDY SHOW FEBRUARY 17TH, 2018 AT THE PEOPLE’S IMPROV THEATER Uncle Function Falls In Love *** Uncle Function, one of New York City’s premier sketch comedy troupes, will introduce a series of brand new sketches at their upcoming special edition comedy show Uncle Function Falls In Love at The Peoples Improv Theater - 123 East 24th St., Manhattan. After a successful monthly run of shows last year, the Uncles are back on Saturday February 17th, 2018 at 8:00PM! Tickets are $10 and are available for purchase at: https://thepit-nyc.com/event/2018-02-17-uncle-function Your favorite Uncles will use their unique comedic voice to tackle love, loss, and everything in-between in their uproarious new sketch show. Forget crowded restaurants and over-priced greeting cards-- this is the best way to celebrate Valentine’s Day weekend! Flowers die. Laughter lives forever. Come fall in love with your uncles! Uncle Function has been hailed as "one of the smartest, silliest, and most seductively satisfying shows around!" by BroadwayWorld.com. NY TheatreGuide has warned: “You really need to take the opportunity to see this group before the apocalypse happens.” Uncle Function is a sketch comedy group based in New York City. It was formed in 2015 with the help of Tony Award-winning producer Ken Davenport (Kinky Boots, Spring Awakening). Uncle Function is written by and features Chris Cafero (Bull/CBS, Billions/ShowTime), Russell Daniels (That Bachelorette Show/Off-Broadway) , Jessica Frey (The Characters/Netflix), Douglas Goodhart (Douglas and The Goodharts/Lead Singer), Gianmarco Soresi (Deception/ABC). Since their inception, The Uncles have performed at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater (UCB), Davenport Theatre, Broadway Comedy Club, The Tank Theater, Ensemble Studio Theatre and now they can be seen monthly at The PIT. With their signature brand of humor, these Uncles, just like your real uncles, will make you laugh, cry, think, feel moderately uncomfortable and then send you back to your parents, forever changed. Website: http://www.unclefunction.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UncleFunction Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCu9ZZGwRqkAT2Gq89KN55GQ Twitter:https://twitter.com/unclefunction WHAT: Uncle Function Falls In Love! A Sketch Comedy Show WHEN: Saturday, February 17th, 2018 | 8:00PM WHERE: The People’s Improv Theater 123 East 24th Street New York, NY NOTES: Tickets are $10 and are available for purchase at https://thepit-nyc.com/event/2018-02-17-uncle-function For additional information about this event please contact The PIT at 212-563-7488 or send an email to info@thepit-nyc.com

Stroller/Babywearing Tour of HVCCA - Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art February 17, 2018 - Peekskill

Join for a special stroller/babywearing tour of HVCCA every first Friday of the month! What makes these stroller tours unique? Both the adults and the children (of any age) are engaged when talking about the art. Rather than provide toys as a distraction, the museum includes young children in the conversation about the art and helps parents and caregivers incorporate literacy (both visual and general) when talking to kids about what they see. Bring babies, friends, and family to learn about the Between I & Thou exhibit, as well as how to talk to your children about art.

Drawing Your Comic World - Brooklyn Public Library, Central Branch February 17, 2018 - Prospect Heights

Shine and the Moonbeams create a soulful musical extravaganza that captures the sweetness, uncertainty, and simplicity of youth.

Explore Frank Lloyd Wright's architectural shapes and spaces through drawing activities in the museum's galleries. Art materials, including a drawing board, paper, pencils, and erasers, are available for loan at the Family Activity Kiosk. This program is geared towards teens, though families with children of all ages are welcome. No registration is required. Family Programs are supported in part by JW Marriott.

With vocalist Marilyn Maye, and pianist Tedd Firth Singer, actress, and living legend Marilyn Maye is the "Queen of Cabaret," an iconic entertainer whom Ella Fitzgerald famously praised as one of her favorite singers. She's shared the stage with artists like Count Basie and Charlie Parker, and she appeared on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson an unprecedented 76 times. Maye has been a recent audience favorite at Dizzy's Club and Jazz at Lincoln Center's annual galas, and in October 2017 she headlined four sets in The Appel Room. She now returns to our most intimate venue for a run that's likely to sell out in advance. Join us at Dizzy's and enjoy a true entertainer, one of the remaining geniuses from the "golden age of show business" who remains as sharp and effective as ever.

A letter that was never meant to be seen, a lie that was never meant to be told, a life he never dreamed he could have. Evan Hansen is about to get the one thing he's always wanted: A chance to finally fit in. Both deeply personal and profoundly contemporary, Dear Evan Hansen is the new American musical about life and the way we live it. Dear Evan Hansen has struck a remarkable chord with audiences and critics everywhere. The New York Times calls it "a gorgeous new musical for anyone with a beating heart." And NBC Nightly News calls this bold new musical "an anthem resonating on Broadway and beyond."

Stomp is a joyful, witty and wordless show that has been seen all over the world. An eight-member cast with energy to burn creates beautiful music and sly humor with found objects: Zippo lighters, push brooms, wooden poles, hammer handles, garbage cans, inner tubes, matchboxes—and yes, even the kitchen sink. There's no traditional narrative; both household and industrial objects find new life as musical instruments in this unique combination of percussion, movement and visual comedy. It is a journey through sound, a celebration of the everyday and a comic interplay of characters wordlessly communicating through dance and drum.

New York Go Expo – 2018 Dreamworks Invitational - China Institute Through February 18, 2018 - New York

Join us for the first annual New York Go Expo and competition featuring nine top university teams from North America battling it out in the classic Chinese strategy board game (also called ?? or wéiqí). Attendees can also take part in practice games, coaching sessions, lectures, and all sorts of Go-related activities for all ages.

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, the Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk. Details Meet: Tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Map of start location Terrain: A few stairs Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10)

In the middle-eastern town of Agrabah, Princess Jasmine is feeling hemmed in by her father's desire to find her a royal groom. Meanwhile, the Sultan's right-hand man, Jafar, is plotting to take over the throne. When Jasmine sneaks out of the palace incognito, she forms an instant connection with Aladdin, a charming street urchin and reformed thief. After being discovered together, Aladdin is sentenced to death, but Jafar saves him by ordering him to fetch a lamp from the Cave of Wonders. Where there's a lamp, there's a Genie, and once Aladdin unwittingly lets this one out, anything can happen! Will Aladdin's new identity as "Prince Ali" help him win Jasmine's heart and thwart Jafar's evil plans? Will the Genie's wish for freedom ever come true?

Based on the 2007 film by the late Adrienne Shelly, Waitress follows Jenna, a pregnant waitress in the south trapped in an abusive marriage and looking for a happy ending. She finds relief—and potentially that happy ending—by making creatively titled pies and forming a romance with an unlikely newcomer.

Hamilton is the story of the unlikely Founding Father determined to make his mark on the new nation as hungry and ambitious as he is. From bastard orphan to Washington's right-hand man, rebel to war hero, a loving husband caught in the country's first sex scandal, to the Treasury head who made an untrusting world believe in the American economy. George Washington, Eliza Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson and Hamilton's lifelong friend/foil Aaron Burr all make their mark in this astonishing new musical exploration of a political mastermind.

New York Open - ATP World Tour tennis tournament - NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum Through February 18, 2018 - Uniondale

The New York Open is an ATP World Tour tennis tournament that will debut at NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, from Feb. 11-18. Players include John Isner, Kei Nishikori, the Bryan Brothers, and Long Island's own Noah Rubin. John McEnroe is honorary ambassador of the tournament and will highlight an exhibition match on Sunday, Feb. 11. The full tournament player field will be announced in the coming months. The tournament (previously the Memphis Open) marks the return of the ATP World Tour to New York.

The Boys from Syracuse Summary The Boys from Syracuse by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart is loosely based upon Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors as adapted by George Abbott who directed it. George Balanchine choreographed the show. Songs include: "Sing for Your Supper", "You Took Advantage of Me", "This Can't Be Love", "Oh, Diogenes!", "What Do You Do With a Man?" and "Falling in Love with Love". Identical twins Antipholus of Ephesus and Antipholus of Syracuse, were separated from each other in a shipwreck as young children. Their servants, both named Dromio, are also long-separated identical twins. When the pair from Syracuse come to Ephesus, a comedy of errors and mistaken identities ensues when the wives of the Ephesians, Adriana and her servant Luce, mistake the two strangers for their husbands. Adriana's sister Luciana and the Syracuse Antipholus fall in love. But all ends happily.

Lego Club at the Children's Museum - Children's Museum of the East End Through February 18, 2018 - Bridgehampton

Visitors are encouraged to create original designs. Kids can leave their works-in-progress and plan future sessions with the staff. The museum has thousands of Lego, but can always use more. To help the Museum continue to build this program, they are looking for Lego donations. Call 631-537-8250 to donate.

Virtuosity and imagination combine in one utterly unique event, as Tony and Emmy Award winner John Lithgow creates a singularly intimate evening. With equal measures of humor and heart, he evokes memories of family, explores and expands the limits of the actor's craft, and masterfully conjures a cast of indelible characters from classic short stories by Ring Lardner and P. G. Wodehouse. Lithgow elevates the magic of storytelling to masterful new heights, with a performance The New York Times calls "a tour de force."

The fascinating life of one of pop music's greatest performers and songwriters takes center stage in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. The show begins just before Brooklyn native Carol Klein composes her first hit song, "Will You Love Me Tomorrow," in 1959 when she is 17, pregnant and newly married to 20-year-old lyricist Gerry Goffin. In the decade that follows, King and Goffin produce a string of classic hits while forming a lasting friendship with another composing couple, Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann. When Carole's personal life begins falling apart, she responds by stepping out of the shadows with Tapestry, a deeply personal collection of songs that becomes one of the best-selling albums of all time.

One tough mother. In the world premiere of a new adaptation by Nefeli Vasiliadou and Lenny Banovez, Euripidies' masterpiece pulses with fresh blood. Medea, a foreign barbarian princess and mother of two, has sacri ced everything to be with her husband in the comforts of his Greek homeland. But when she begins to doubt her husband's love and learns she is about to be cast aside for another woman, myth and the gods ensure there will be nothing short of hell to pay. Treachery, lust, and unspeakable revenge fuel this epic Greek Drama that continues to stun audiences as much today as it did 432 B.C.

The Parisian Woman is set in Washington, D.C., where powerful friends are the only kind worth having, especially after the 2016 election. At the center is Chloe, a socialite armed with charm and wit, coming to terms with politics, her past, her marriage and an uncertain future. Dark humor and drama collide at this pivotal moment in Chloe's life, and in our nation's, when the truth isn't obvious and stakes couldn't be higher.

The 14th Street Y and Bryn Cohn + Artists present The Art of Loss - 14th Street Y Through February 18, 2018 - East Village

Bryn Cohn + Artists presents their first evening of repertory, The Art of Loss, a collection of notable works from 2012-2017 that expose the rebellion, hope, and despair that root in otherness. Renowned for their physicality, theatrical worlds, and intimate performances, BC + A navigates an unforgettable cultural, emotional and kinetic adventure. The evening will include the World Premiere of a brand new politically-inspired work, A Perfect Union, which addresses the current sociopolitical climate in our world through the lenses of race, gender, sexuality, terrorism, activism, hierarchical structures, and humanitarian effort. In her first-ever musical composition, Cohn has designed a mash-up score sourced from inaugural and political speeches by Jimmy Carter, Barack Obama, and Donald Trump.

Produced by Stephen DeAngelis Nothing displays the glory of a Broadway musical quite like the exhilaration of romantic love. In an event created exclusively for Queens Theatre audiences, Broadway Valentine is a jubilant celebration of the greatest loves songs ever written for the Broadway stage by musical theater's most renowned composers. Hearing some of Broadway's most soaring voices singing towering melodies of love will create a perfect romantic atmosphere for you and the one you love!

Inspired by the near total absence of Latinos in his son's American history class, John Leguizamo embarks on a frenzied search to find a Latin hero for his son's school project. From a mad recap of the Aztec empire to stories of unknown Latin patriots of the Revolutionary War and beyond, Leguizamo breaks down the 3,000 years between the Mayans and Ricky Ricardo into 90 irreverent and uncensored minutes in his trademark style.

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.

Two-time Tony Award® winner Bernadette Peters, "the most accomplished musical-comedy star of her generation" (The Washington Post), returns to Broadway in Hello, Dolly! — the universally acclaimed smash that NPR calls "the best show of the year!" This unparalleled "Broadway legend" (Entertainment Weekly, The Hollywood Reporter, USA Today, The Village Voice) steps into the iconic title role, descends the grand staircase, and caps a six-decades-long career of historic stage success. Winner of four Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival, director Jerry Zaks' triumphant production is "making people crazy happy!" (The Washington Post). Ben Brantley, in The New York Times says, "let's just hope this show's producers have earthquake insurance." Don't miss this "musical comedy dream" (Rolling Stone) — Hello, Dolly! , at the Shubert Theatre (225 W. 44th St.).

February Drop-in Play: Mixed Media Collages - Spark by Brooklyn Children's Museum Through February 18, 2018 - DUMBO

Join in the following drop-in art projects and play opportunities taking place each weekend in November in the Studio. This month at SPARK we encourage children to make unique artworks to share with friends, caregivers, and family members as part of BCM’s I Am Thankful Celebration Weekend.

Saturday, November 4 – Sunday, November 5: Pumpkin Sun Catchers. Make a sun catcher for your window with colorful tissue paper pieces.

Saturday, November 11 – Sunday, November 12: Use pinecones and mixed media elements to create pinecone creatures

Saturday, November 18 – Sunday, November 19: Fall Leaf Rubbings Create colorful crayon rubbings with leaves from BCM’s collection.

Saturday, November 25 – Sunday, November 26: Wild Bird Feeders Make at tasty treat for your feathered friends with birdseed and honey.

New York Open - NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum Through February 18, 2018 - Uniondale

Unleash the magic with royal sisters Anna and Elsa and the hilarious snowman, Olaf, as they sing captivating songs like “Let it Go” and “In Summer.” Life is the bubbles when Sebastian strikes up his hot crustacean band and the Daughters of Triton make a splash as they introduce Ariel in an ‘80s pop montage. Get tangled up with a chorus of harmless hooligans when they get a visit from the spirited Rapunzel and her charming ally, Flynn Rider, on their journey to see the floating lights. Relive a tale as old as time when Belle opens her heart to new adventures as the Beast’s enchanted objects take center stage for a dazzling skating spectacle.

In this wonderful story presented by the Lightwire Theater, Santa’s helpers are putting the final touches on presents as a young bird names Max and his family head South for the winter. Poor Max gets blown off course during a snowstorm, and he ends up alone and lost at the North Pole. As he tries to make his way home, his adventure begins when he encounters friendly caroling worms, dancing poinsettias, Nutcracker soldiers, mischievous mice and an evil Rat King. This delightful holiday production will make children wide-eyed with delight.

Parents will learn strategies for engaging their children during museum visits while exploring art materials and The Noguchi Museum galleries as a family. Reservations required.

Based on a true story and the indie film of the same name, Kinky Boots follows young Brit Charlie Price, who abandons his family's shoe factory to live with his demanding girlfriend in London. After the unexpected death of his father, Charlie returns to the struggling factory and finds it's up to him to figure out a way to keep the business alive. Enter Lola, a fabulous drag queen, who gives Charlie the idea to create ladies' shoes for men. Soon, the factory is turning out "kinky boots" under the supervision of Charlie and Lola, but can this harebrained scheme actually work? And can these two extremely different men find a common ground and become real friends?

Throughout August, Little Orchestra Society is in residence at Brooklyn Children’s Museum for a series of family music workshops. Each session explores music of a different culture, engaging children, parents, and caregivers through movement, song, composition, and an introduction to world instruments. Sessions accommodate up to 25 participants on a first-come, first served basis. See website for schedule.

'The Gruffalo Live' Interactive Art Workshop - Flushing Town Hall Through February 18, 2018 - Flushing

Several jazz critics have claimed that listening to tenor saxman Eric Alexander unfettered and at length, is one of the greatest treats in jazz. This imposing improviser performs with his mentor, the veteran pianist Harold Mabern and is joined by John Webber on bass, and Joe Farnworth on drums.

The 33rd Annual New York Sword Dance Festival will be held in New York City, on Feb. 17-18, 2018. The event features 10 teams, as the performing groups are known, in an exciting weekend of performances in public spaces in various locations in Manhattan and Brooklyn. The Festival will feature both mystical, stately longsword and vigorous rapper sword dancing, with live music on fiddle, accordion, and other instruments. Saturday, February 17th, 2018 – Manhattan and Brooklyn 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Seward Park Library 192 East Broadway, Manhattan 1:00 p.m. Park Slope Library 431 Sixth Avenue @ 9th Street, Brooklyn 1:30 p.m. Harry Belafonte-115th Street Library 203 West 115th Street @ 7th Avenue, Manhattan 3:00 p.m. Jefferson Market Public Library 425 6th Avenue @ 10th Street 3:30 p.m. Museum of the City of New York 1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street, Manhattan Sunday, February 18th, 2018 – Brooklyn 12:30 p.m. Brooklyn Conservatory of Music 58 7th Avenue, Brooklyn 1:00 p.m. Old First Reformed Church 126 7th Avenue, between Carroll & President Streets, Brooklyn 2.30 p.m. Brooklyn Waldorf School  11 Jefferson Avenue, between Claver Place and Franklin Avenue, Brooklyn

Stakes are higher than ever before as SpongeBob and all of Bikini Bottom face the total annihilation of their undersea world. Chaos erupts. Lives hang in the balance. And just when all hope seems lost, a most unexpected hero rises up and takes center stage. Get ready to dive to all-new depths of theatrical innovation at SpongeBob SquarePants, where the power of optimism really can save the world! SpongeBob SquarePants features original songs by Yolanda Adams, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Sara Bareilles, Jonathan Coulton, Dirty Projectors, Alex Ebert of Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, The Flaming Lips, John Legend, Lady Antebellum, Cyndi Lauper, Panic! At the Disco, Plain White T's, They Might Be Giants and T.I., and a song by David Bowie with additional lyrics by Jonathan Coulton.

Geared towards LEGO fans of all ages, this weekend event is full of interactive, life-size builds, workshops with Master LEGO Builders, classic building challenges to using coding and robotic technology, and more iconic LEGO activities.

Celebrate the Lunar Year of the Rooster with Chinese-themed activities such as a Zodiac scavenger hunt, crafts, and puppet performances by the Chinese Theatre Works. Learn about how the Wildlife Conservation Society is saving wildlife throughout Asia. And, of course, meet the zoo's flock of chickens and roosters.

New York Go Expo – 2017 Dreamworks Invitational - China Institute - Downtown Office Through February 18, 2018 - New York

Join us for the first annual New York Go Expo and competition featuring nine top university teams from North America battling it out in the classic Chinese strategy board game (also called ?? or wéiqí). Attendees can also take part in practice games, coaching sessions, lectures, and all sorts of Go-related activities for all ages. https://www.chinainstitute.org/event/new-york-go-expo-2017-dreamworks-invitational/

CanJam Global returns to the Big Apple at the fabulous New York Marriott Marquis, in iconic Times Square. Featuring over 100 leading brands in over 20,000 sq ft. of exhibition space, CanJam NYC 2018 will showcase the latest products and innovations in headphones and personal audio electronics in all price ranges - from $50 earbuds to the world's finest headphone audio systems at $50,000. With interactive product demos, you will be able to hear your own music and #ListenLikeNeverBefore

JBFC Kids Screening: Swallows and Amazons - Jacob Burns Film Center Through February 18, 2018 - Pleasantville

It’s holiday time in the English Lake District, and the four Walker children are itching for adventure. They are given permission to camp out on their own on a nearby island. Full of excitement, the crew sets sail to stake their claim, but soon realize they are not the only kids on the island. Whose territory is it? Their dispute suddenly becomes less important when the Walkers and their new friends discover a mysterious man hiding nearby—and end up having a series of exploits quite different from the ones they’d planned.

A bestselling novelist returns to Nigeria to care for her ailing father, but before she can bury him, she must relearn the traditions she's long forgotten. Having been absent for over a decade, she must collide with her culture, traumatic past, painful regrets, and the deep, deep love she thought she could never have. Atlantic is thrilled to welcome Ngozi Anyanwu (Good Grief) for her Off-Broadway debut! "Anyanwu offers distinctive but universal characters and a bleak yet comforting outlook on the human condition that hint at a long future!" – The Hollywood Reporter

Gerald Clayton Quartet with Special Guest Yosvany Terry - Jazz Standard Through February 18, 2018 - Manhattan

Pianist, composer, and four–time GRAMMY Award nominee, Gerald Clayton searches for honest expression in every note he plays. His inclusive sensibilities have allowed him to perform and record with such distinctive artists as Diana Krall, Roy Hargrove, Dianne Reeves, John Scofield, and the Clayton Brothers Quintet, just to name a few past associations. Since early 2013, Clayton has toured and recorded with the band led by legendary saxophonist Charles Lloyd. He received 2012 and 2013 GRAMMY nominations for Best Jazz Instrumental Album for, respectively, Bond: The Paris Sessions and Life Forum, both released on Concord Jazz. On his latest CD Tributary Tales (2017, Motema Music), Gerald Clayton "acknowledges the influence of new people and new sounds on his music and life, tracing his course from straight–ahead player who grew up on the West Coast in a family of jazz heavies to New York musician charting his own path." Gerald Clayton - piano Yosvany Terry - alto saxophone Yunior Terry - bass Obed Calvaire - drums Gabo Lugo - percussion

Dress Code: Will Be Strictly Enforced! Ladies - Heels Are MANDATORY! Guys - Collar Shirt Or Designer T-Shirts Are MANDATORY With Sneakers Acceptable In Good Taste! Absolutely Not Allowed: Flat Shoes, Plain White T-Shirts, Sweatsuits Or Athletic Gear. Coat Check Will Be Mandatory!

New York Celebration of Excellence Awards Recital - Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall Through February 18, 2018 - New York

In Politics, the Less You Know, the Higher You'll Go! At once a razor-sharp satire and an inspirational tribute to democracy, The Outsider is a timely and hilarious send-up of modern American politics. Ned Newley, the ultimate policy wonk, is unexpectedly thrust into the position of governor amid a political scandal in Vermont. With the threat of a special election, Ned appears remarkably terrified before the media's glaring spotlight and seems destined to fail. But the political guru Arthur Vance sees things a little differently: Ned might be the worst candidate to ever run for office. Unless the public is looking for…the worst candidate to ever run for office!

Family Art Project: Josephine Baker Dances Out the Winter Blues - Wave Hill Through February 18, 2018 - Bronx

Hear about the folklore surrounding two wonderfully mysterious and enchanting creatures, the owl and the coyote. Learn about these local animals and their habits and special attributes. Then create a fanciful, wintery tableau of simple, paper puppets and shadowy scenes that capture your own make-believe owl and coyote mythology.

IndieCade East is the Museum's annual celebration of independent games and the people who make and play them. The exciting weekend features dozens of new and unreleased games, a packed schedule of talks, panels, and workshops by designers, developers, players, organizers, thinkers, activists, historians, critics, and provocateurs. IndieCade is the country's premier Festival for independent video games, dedicated to the discovery, development, and recognition of independent designers and developers from around the world.

Inspired by the beloved films, Anastasia transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a dashing conman and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to help her find home, love, and family. With its opulent settings, dazzling costumes, and a soaring score including the song favorites from the hit animated film, "Journey to the Past" and "Once Upon a December," Anastasia is the spectacular new musical about discovering who you are and defining who you're meant to be.

"One Drop," a family drama with music by Andrea J. Fulton, brings to life the politics of a young mixed-race man's "passing" for white in post-Civil War Louisiana, illustrating the risks taken by those not afraid to love despite bigotry. The piece, inspired by the playwright's actual family history, tells the story of a family torn apart by racism but ultimately reunited. It debuted in Theater for the New City's Dream Up Festival in 2010. TNC will present a revival of the play, directed by Sabura Rashid, from February 1 to 18 in honor of Black History Month.

Treetops Presents: Wishful Thinking, W. Super Flu - House of Yes Through February 18, 2018 - Brooklyn

WISHES BISHES - We all have a wish, one wish, deep inside of us that just needs granting. As we are all magical idiots, we are also obviously actual genies.

Come see this movie on a huge screen. The Maritime Aquarium is only 1 of 10 theaters in the U.S. that will show this movie in 70 mm projection. Thus, "Star Wars" fans won't see this movie bigger or better anywhere in New England or in the NY metro area--than at the Maritime Aquarium with it's 6-story screen.The theater combines the brightest, clearest images at almost 10 times the resolution of standard formats.Episode VIII in the “Star Wars” series and sequel to “The Force Awakens,” “The Last Jedi” stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega and Oscar Isaac. New cast members include Benicio del Toro and Laura Dern. Fisher died in December 2016, making “The Last Jedi” her final film role.

“The Last Jedi” is expected to have a rating of PG-13. It’s produced by Lucasfilm and will be distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.

'Sesame Street Live! Let's Party!' - The Theater at Madison Square Garden Through February 19, 2018 - Midtown

Jump to the beat with your friends on Sesame Street! Introducing an all-new, interactive show that unfolds on one of the world’s most famous streets at the funniest, furriest party in the neighborhood.

Check out the pre-show experience too (select shows) for the opportunity to tour the on-stage neighborhood. A variety of interactive activities give your children the chance to create, discover, and learn as they help decorate for the upcoming party featured in Sesame Street Live! Let’s Party! They may even see their artwork displayed onstage during the show.

Buffet Includes: Scrambled Eggs, Fried Bacon, Turkey Sausage, Home Style Cheesy Hash Brown Potatoes, Whole and Sliced Fruit, Freshly Baked Bagels, Assorted Danish, Muffins, Breakfast Pastries, Yogurt and Cereal. A la carte options of Pancakes, Waffles & French Toast made to order. BEVERAGES 1 Mimosa per Adult, Assorted Juice Selection, Coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee, Tea

TADA! Youth Theater Presents “The Perfect Monster” - TADA! Youth Theater Through February 19, 2018 - New York

TADA! Youth Theater will present “The Perfect Monster,” which tells the tale of Sybil, a young science nerd who compares herself to so-called “perfect” people. A perfect friend is what she needs, or so she thinks. To solve this issue, Sybil sets out on a mission to create the perfect friend in the basement of her castle. With a few bumps along the way, Sybil is left with a room full of marvelous, yet mischievous monsters. For more information, please visit http://www.tadatheater.com/.

Jersey Boys is a musical biography of the Four Seasons—the rise, the tough times and personal clashes, and the ultimate triumph of a group of friends whose music became symbolic of a generation. Far from a mere tribute concert (though it does include numbers from the popular Four Seasons songbook), Jersey Boys gets to the heart of the relationships at the center of the group—with a special focus on frontman Frankie Valli, the small kid with the big falsetto. In addition to following the quartet's coming of age as performers, the core of the show is how an allegiance to a code of honor learned in the streets of their native New Jersey got them through a multitude of challenges: gambling debts, Mafia threats and family disasters. Jersey Boys is a glimpse at the people behind a sound that has managed to endure for over four decades in the hearts of the public.

Welcome to opening night of the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society's newest production, The Murder at Haversham Manor. This 1920s whodunit has everything you never wanted in a Broadway show—a ramshackle set, a leading lady with a concussion, and a corpse that can't play dead. It's a classic murder mystery… and it's a mystery how it ever got to Broadway!

'Sesame Street Live! Let's Party!' - The Theater at Madison Square Garden Through February 19, 2018 - Midtown

Jump to the beat with your friends on Sesame Street! Introducing an all-new, interactive show that unfolds on one of the world’s most famous streets at the funniest, furriest party in the neighborhood.

Check out the pre-show experience too (select shows) for the opportunity to tour the on-stage neighborhood. A variety of interactive activities give your children the chance to create, discover, and learn as they help decorate for the upcoming party featured in Sesame Street Live! Let’s Party! They may even see their artwork displayed onstage during the show.

Carrying on the Hanneford tradition, The Royal Hanneford Circus is stepping into the new age of the circus in America. The Hanneford Family can bring smiles and laughter to each and every audience with their wide variety of high-end acts and talents from all over the world. Expect aerial acts, animal acts, and ground acts like juggling, freestyle motorcross, and chair balancing at this three-ring circus.

Amidst the world games occurring in Pyeongchang, South Korea, there also are medals to be won at The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk. The Aquarium’s “Strive for the Gold Weekend” will invite guests to take part in bonus activities, some of which test their skills in comparison to those of aquatic animals. Can you hop farther than a frog? Can you leap as high as a seal? Others may challenge guests in sporting events, like shooting a puck past an “octopus” goalie or tossing a bean bag into a “shark” mouth. Complete all the activities and earn a “Strive for the Gold” medal. And be sure to bring your camera for a photo opp at the medals-ceremony podium. 

Living History: Meet President George and First Lady Martha Washington - DiMenna Children's Museum at New-York Historical Society Through February 19, 2018 - Upper West Side

Celebrate the opening of the new exhibition 'Hotbed' with those who led the crusade for women’s rights 100 years ago. Meet suffragists who won the vote in New York in November 1917?three years before the 19th Amendment! Portrayed by Living Historians, the suffragists will share stories all about how they each contributed to the battle for the ballot. Ask about their early 20th-century wardrobe, learn how they marched in parades, and make a suffrage cockade.

Sesame Street Live! Let's Party! - The Theater at Madison Square Garden Through February 19, 2018 - Midtown

Jump to the beat with your friends on Sesame Street! Introducing an all-new, interactive show that unfolds on one of the world's most famous streets at the funniest, furriest party in the neighborhood… get ready for Sesame Street Live! Let's Party! Join in the fun as the Sesame Street community discovers choosing a party theme is more challenging than they could have ever imagined. Learn new songs and sing along to familiar favorites with Oscar and Cookie Monster; build a snowman with Elmo; flap your wings with Big Bird; marvel at Abby's magic; be amazed when Super Grover flies; and move to the rhythm with Rosita. Celebrate all of the people in your neighborhood at this high-energy, interactive family experience. Anything's possible when everyone who shares something in common gets together. Kick your feet to the beat at Sesame Street Live! Let's Party! Get the ultimate fan experience with Sunny Seats! Ever dream of taking a stroll down one of the most recognizable streets in the world? During the Sesame Street Live! pre-show experience, you'll have the opportunity to tour the on-stage neighborhood of your favorite, furry friends before they arrive for the main show and take photos with your favorite Sesame Street characters! The Sunny Seats package also features premium show seating. Limited Sunny Seat Packages are available, so buy yours today!

Set in the legendary city during the roaring "jazz hot" 20s, Chicago tells the story of two rival vaudevillian murderesses locked up in Cook County Jail. Nightclub star Velma's serving time for killing her husband and sister after finding the two in bed together. Driven chorus girl Roxie's been tossed in the joint for bumping off the lover she's been cheating on her husband with. Not one to rest on her laurels, Velma enlists the help of prison matron Mama Morton and slickster lawyer Billy Flynn, who turn Velma's incarceration into a murder-of-the-week media frenzy, thus preparing the world for a splashy showbiz comeback. But Roxie's got some of her own tricks up her sleeve…

A lively stage adaptation of the Academy Award-winning 1994 Disney film, The Lion King is the story of a young lion prince living in the flourishing African Pride Lands. Born into the royal family, precocious cub Simba spends his days exploring the sprawling savanna grasslands and idolizing his kingly father, Mufasa, while youthfully shirking the responsibility his position in life requires. When an unthinkable tragedy, orchestrated by Simba's wicked uncle, Scar, takes his father's life, Simba flees the Pride Lands, leaving his loss and the life he knew behind. Eventually companioned by two hilarious and unlikely friends, Simba starts anew. But when weight of responsibility and a desperate plea from the now ravaged Pride Lands come to find the adult prince, Simba must take on a formidable enemy, and fulfill his destiny to be king. A vibrant and exciting tale from the great creatives at Disney, The Lion King is a story of love and redemption that nobody should miss.

This one-man play is based on the condensed version Dickens himself used on his historic reading tours of the United States and is adapted here to offer a unique theatrical experience. Actor Greg Oliver Bodine plays Dickens who must perform from memory the magical story of Scrooge's journey from miserliness to redemption. This show is rated G and is suitable for adults and children over ten (10) years of age.

An interactive program for the littlest library lovers (babies up to 3) and their caregivers. Enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays, and play time.

Video Installation by David Rokeby; San Marco Quartet layers all the actions of people and pigeons on Piazza San Marco in Venice into a pair of evolving images showing two views. The images are lit by movement; things that are not moving are invisible. Walking pigeons leave worm-like traces. Gathered people disappear through their shifting motions. Tour groups flow across the image like a river. The left side combines the activities into a very long exposed image that develops over several minutes. In the projection on the right, the past fades more quickly. The moving images are presented as two video projections mirrored at their point of meeting. They use the same material and with differences in how time is portrayed. They present a record of the temporary social architecture that is shaped by the permanent physical architecture of the piazza. Curated by Pari Nadimi. ABOUT DAVID ROKEBY David Rokeby is an installation artist based in Toronto, Canada. He has been creating and exhibiting since 1982. For the first part of his career he focused on interactive pieces that directly engage the human body, or that involve artificial perception systems. In the last decade, his practice has expanded to included video, kinetic and static sculpture. His work has been performed and exhibited in shows across Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia. Awards include the first BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) award for Interactive Art in 2000, a 2002 Governor General's award in Visual and Media Arts and the Prix Ars Electronica Golden Nica for Interactive Art 2002. He was awarded the first Petro-Canada Award for Media Arts in 1988, the Prix Ars Electronica Award of Distinction for Interactive Art (Austria) in 1991 and 1997. For inquiries about this video, please contact Pari Nadimi at parinadimigallery.com

This class helps prepare expectant parents for the arrival of their new baby. Learn invaluable information on how to care for your child, what to expect in the first weeks and months and when to call the doctor. Dr. Aimée Kahn will be on hand to answer any questions.

This is the sweeping theatrical power of Once On This Island—the universal tale of Ti Moune, a fearless peasant girl in search of her place in the world, and ready to risk it all for love. Guided by the mighty island gods (played by Tony Award winner Lea Salonga, Alex Newell, Merle Dandridge, and Quentin Earl Darrington), Ti Moune sets out on a remarkable journey to reunite with the man who has captured her heart. The groundbreaking vision of Tony Award-nominated director Michael Arden and acclaimed choreographer Camille A. Brown conjures up "a place where magic is possible and beauty is apparent for all to see!" (The Huffington Post). Gather around for Once On This Island, the musical NY1 hails as "exhilarating theater! It's impossible to resist!" And where the timeless power of theatre brings us together, moves our hearts, and helps us weather the storm.

The Westchester will screen free family-friendly movies in the CONNECT Lounge. Before the movie begins, be sure to stop by one of the great eateries in SAVOR for dinner. Please make a reservation indicating the number of children and adults in the party: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/january-family-movie-nights-at-the-westchester-tickets-41625117848

Drop-In play at SPARK is offered Wednesday through Sunday afternoons. Each day at SPARK, kids can: BUILD IT! Design your own structures in our popular exhibit Brooklyn Block Lab MAKE IT! Creativity abounds in our art activities that change each week. TOUCH IT! Get cozy in our Discovery Den featuring soft play and reading space, and a series of discovery drawers that hold treasures from our collection as well as tactile materials for little hands to explore. FEBRUARY 2018 DROP-IN PLAY Celebrate Black History Month by creating artworks inspired by innovative and influential African American contemporary artists. Learn more about Black History Month programs at BCM in partnership with the Weeksville Heritage Center on our programs page. Saturday, February 3 – Sunday, February 4 Tissue Paper Paintings! Embellish a pair of mittens with precut shapes, fluffy cotton balls, and stickers! Saturday, February 10 – Sunday, February 11 Stamped Valentines Create a valentine by overlapping, printing, and stamping shapes on decorative paper. Saturday, February 17 – Sunday, February 18 Mixed Media Collages Make a mixed media collaged figure inspired by Nick Cave textured Soundsuits! Saturday, February 24 – Sunday, February 25 Shadow Puppets Celebrate Kara Walker’s revival of the silhouette by creating a puppet and playing with it in our SPARK Shadow Theater. All programs subject to change.

The library is sponsoring a team in the national Rube Goldberg Contest, which will compete at the Engineering Expo in White Plains on April 15. The challenge this year is to pour a bowl of cereal. This is a middle school team and the members of the team will meet frequently at the library to design and build the entry which will then be taken to White Plains. John and Eileen Diehl will be running this program.

All interested middle schoolers are invited to join and call or email the library at 914-669-5161 or keelerlibrary@wlsmail.org or click on the RSVP button.

Step onto a life-sized board game and play a unique and exciting ‘Game of Jewish Life’.Celebrate and explore the milestones of a Jewish life through interactive activities and imaginative play.

Stressed out? Need a breather? Energize your body and find some inner calm at yoga for the whole family with Ms. Livingston.

Hairy Lion Comics invites you to meet local artists, illustrators and representatives from your favorite comic stores from all over NYC.

Passport Home: Weeksville Heritage Center @ BCM - Brooklyn Children's Museum Through February 22, 2018 - Crown Heights

Throughout August, Little Orchestra Society is in residence at Brooklyn Children’s Museum for a series of family music workshops. Each session explores music of a different culture, engaging children, parents, and caregivers through movement, song, composition, and an introduction to world instruments. Sessions accommodate up to 25 participants on a first-come, first served basis. See website for schedule.

A multimedia presentation will be led by Rockaway historians Marty Nislick and James Supple and highlight Anne Stanner's sculpture Rockaway Wave which is part of the On the Rock exhibition. This public art exhibition features 16 sculptures, 15 artists, and 14 sites that celebrate the spirit and beauty of the Rockaways. The featured sculptures lining the seaside range from the intimate to the monumental. The exhibition will be on view through October 9, 2017 and displayed adjacent to the newly-completed boardwalk on Shore Front Parkway, Rockaway Beach, Queens from Beach 73rd Street to Beach 108th Street. Email artandantiquities@parks.nyc.gov for more information.

Love is in the air BAE BAR It's the one you love, the one who comes before anyone else, the one who makes your heart swell. That's your BAE?. Offering breathtaking views of lower Manhattan, Bae Bar is the new seasonal cocktail spot tucked into the Rainbow Room's window-lined Gallery Bar. Be seduced by cheeky classic cocktails made famous by this "Hallmark holiday," while savoring love-infused specials. Polish the night off spoon-feeding your bae the indulgent and oversized Chocolate Sweetheart Cake. Friday, February 9 Tuesday February 13 Friday, February 16 Thursday, February 22 DOORS OPEN AT 5PM TO RESERVE A TABLE, PLEASE CALL 212.632.5000.

On Thursdays, toddlers and caregivers meet up in Toddler Beach for some stories, song, movement, and more. 

In defiance of its tragic ending, Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet remains the greatest romance of all time, demonstrating the power of love in its many forms. Peter Martins' staging of this eternal classic, set to Prokofiev's glorious accompaniment, embraces naïve excitement, betrayal, despair, and steadfast resolution, emphasizing the innocence and youthful optimism of its two heroes while proving that even in death true love cannot be overcome.

American Escape Artist starring Thomas Solomon - Coney Island Museum Through February 23, 2018 - Brooklyn

"American Escape Artist" showcases the award-winning and original escapes of Thomas Solomon, recognized by the Academy of Magical Arts as the World’s Greatest Escape Artist." With two network television specials under his belt, his performances at Coney Island will feature exciting presentations on classical magic and the unique escape artistry that has audiences standing and cheering. Friday nights in February 2, 9, 16, 23, 2018 at 8pm

Olympic Challenge: Design and Construct a Bobsled Run - Maritime Explorium Through February 23, 2018 - Port Jefferson

Rise and Ride the Holiday Express - DiMenna Children's Museum at New-York Historical Society Through February 23, 2018 - Upper West Side

Get an early train fix with your little one at the beloved exhibition Holiday Express: Toys and Trains from the Jerni Collection, read fun train tales, and enjoy coffee and breakfast treats, available for purchase from the Parliament Espresso & Coffee Bar.

Learn how to make the best gourmet pizza you’ve ever had! Chef Robert DellAmore will teach you how to use spinach, mushrooms, cauliflower, artichoke, roasted peppers and part-skim mozzarella on whole wheat or white flour flatbread to create a delicious pizza.

Kids and their parents will both enjoy these screenings of blockbuster children's movies. 2/2: "Despicable Me 3"; 2/9: "Tangled"; 2/16: "The Princess and the Frog"; 2/23: "Brave". Seating is limited and available first come, first served.

A multimedia presentation will be led by Rockaway historians Marty Nislick and James Supple and highlight Anne Stanner's sculpture Rockaway Wave which is part of the On the Rock exhibition. This public art exhibition features 16 sculptures, 15 artists, and 14 sites that celebrate the spirit and beauty of the Rockaways. The featured sculptures lining the seaside range from the intimate to the monumental. The exhibition will be on view through October 9, 2017 and displayed adjacent to the newly-completed boardwalk on Shore Front Parkway, Rockaway Beach, Queens from Beach 73rd Street to Beach 108th Street. Email artandantiquities@parks.nyc.gov for more information.

Join for a special stroller/babywearing tour of HVCCA every first Friday of the month! What makes these stroller tours unique? Both the adults and the children (of any age) are engaged when talking about the art. Rather than provide toys as a distraction, the museum includes young children in the conversation about the art and helps parents and caregivers incorporate literacy (both visual and general) when talking to kids about what they see. Bring babies, friends, and family to learn about the Between I & Thou exhibit, as well as how to talk to your children about art.

 Exclusive Museum access for families on the autism spectrum. This early access hour, before the Museum is open to the general public, will allow visitors of all ages to explore the exhibitions and participate in art making projects, facilitated by Museum educators. A different theme will be offered each month. Light breakfast refreshments will be served in the Moving Image Cafe. Reservations required.

So much happened before Dorothy dropped in. Wicked, the Broadway sensation, looks at what happened in the Land of Oz…but from a different angle. Long before Dorothy arrives, there is another girl, born with emerald-green skin—smart, fiery, misunderstood, and possessing an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships…until the world decides to call one "good," and the other one "wicked." With a thrilling score that includes the hits "Defying Gravity," "Popular" and "For Good," Wicked has been hailed by The New York Times as "the defining musical of the decade." Time Magazine cheers, "if every musical had the brain, the heart, and the courage of Wicked, Broadway really would be a magical place." The Gershwin Theatre on 50th Street and Broadway is that magical place. From the first electrifying note to the final breathtaking moment, Wicked—the untold true story of the Witches of Oz—transfixes audiences with its wildly inventive story. It will send your spirits soaring to heights you'll never forget.

Love to build? Kids 5 and up are invited to join for a program of free play with the library's huge Lego collection.

Disney's 'The Lion King Experience Jr. Edition' - Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts Through February 24, 2018 - Smithtown

The African savannah comes to life with Simba, Rafiki and an unforgettable cast of characte as they  journey from Pride Rock to the jungle and back again, in this inspiring, coming-of-age tale.

Saturday Stories - Harrison Public Library, Richard E. Halperin Memorial Library Building Through February 24, 2018 - Harrison

Ease into the weekend at the library's Children's Discovery Center on Saturday mornings when Manhattanville College student volunteers informally read favorite picture books and do a craft with young children.

The Bushwick Starr is thrilled to collaborate with All For One Theater in presenting The Brobot Johnson Experience, an Afrofuturism transmedia piece written by and starring award-winning solo performer, actor, and poet, Darian Dauchan, who has appeared on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and abroad. The recently coined "Afrofuturism" genre is referred to by The New York Times as "...a political and cultural genre that projects black space voyagers, warriors and their heroic like into a fantasy landscape, one that has long been the province of their mostly white counterparts." At its core, Afrofuturism is about reimagining what the African American experience was and what it could be, and the show is designed to inspire both contemporaries and young people of color to tell outside-of-the-box-stories like Brobot Johnson. One hundred years from now a race of Hip Hop androids known as Brobots will form a unit, The Tribe Called Space Quest, to spread their message of peace, love, and dopeness all over the universe. Through live looped vocals, rhymes, and beat-boxing, they perform the origin story of the first of their kind. They call it The Brobot Johnson Experience, a Sci-Fi Hip Hop solo concert that defies both space...and time.

Ever wonder what really happened in the legend of the lass with the long, long hair? Here is a hilarious yarn of a kindly and mixed-up witch who helps straighten out a rather confused family. 

Part of our shared experience as Americans today is how we strain under the weight of the tech sector. Millionaires are made overnight and we endure the distortions of social media while gentrification pushes us out of our homes. When that happens, it rips us away from our history as if we never mattered. That's the idea behind "Or Current Resident," a new play by Joan Bigwood, which will be performed by Squeaky Bicycle Productions from February 3 to 25 at Theater for the New City, where it is a resident company. Brandi Varnell, Artistic Director of Squeaky Bicycle, directs.

Join a Museum Guide for a free tour exploring our collection in depth. To find out which collection areas this tour will visit, check at the Admissions Desk when you arrive.

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum - BayWay Arts Center Through February 25, 2018 - East Islip

Broadway's greatest farce is light, fast-paced, witty, irreverent and one of the funniest musicals ever written. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum takes comedy back to its roots, combining situations from time-tested, 2000-year-old comedies of Roman playwright, Plautus, with the infectious energy of classic vaudeville.  A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is a nonstop laughfest in which Pseudolus, a crafty slave, struggles to win the hand of a beautiful, but slow-witted, courtesan named Philia for his young master, Hero, in exchange for freedom. The plot twists and turns with cases of mistaken identity, slamming doors and a showgirl or two.

The play dramatizes the life, loves and ultimately the tragic decline of Josh Gibson, who was perhaps the greatest slugger of the Negro leagues and who, some say, died of a broken heart in 1947, a short step from his prime as a player. The play, based on real events, shows Gibson struggling heroically to make it into the Big Leagues with emotional support from his good friend, the legendary pitcher Satchel Paige, and from the two women who are rivals for his heart--his common law wife and his mistress. Despite his majestic on-field performance, there are immovable obstacles, including resistance to Black players by Major League club owners and Gibson's own personal demons, which suffocate his chances.

In this play, acclaimed French playwright Fabrice Melquiot highlights how it is impossible to fully understand the brilliance and madness of Jackson Pollock without studying his marriage to artist Lee Krasner. POLLOCK explores the charged empty space between Pollock (performed by Jim Fletcher) and Krasner (performed by Birgit Huppuch); between his genius and her spirit; between the inhibitions of the former and the frustrations of the latter. Post performances discussion will take place on February 16 with Fabrice Melquiot and the creative team, and on February 22 with the creative team. [Equity Approved Showcase] Written by Fabrice Melquiot A production of Compagnie de la Vallée / l'héliotrope With Jim Fletcher and Birgit Huppuch Directed by Paul Desveaux,Compagnie de la Vallée / l'héliotrope Translated in English by Kenneth Casler & Myriam Heard

Presented by Theater for the New City and Squeaky Bicycle Productions Part of our shared experience as Americans today is how we strain under the weight of the tech sector. Millionaires are made overnight and we endure the distortions of social media while gentrification pushes us out of our homes. When that happens, it rips us away from our history as if we never mattered. That's the idea behind "Or Current Resident," a new play by Joan Bigwood, which will be performed by Squeaky Bicycle Productions from February 3 to 25 at Theater for the New City, where it is a resident company. Brandi Varnell, Artistic Director of Squeaky Bicycle, directs. The play is set in a Silicon Valley bungalow, from which three generations of the Finch family are in constant fear of being uprooted. The family patriarch, an engineer, has passed on, and the resilient matriarch, Mimi, holds the household together in cramped and rambunctious harmony. Everyone pools their earnings to rent month-to-month from a landlord who is yielding to the tech-driven real estate market. Ironically, the tech sector both suppresses and sustains the Finches, since their primary breadwinners--Mimi's two daughters--make their livings off it. Lynn, an aspiring realtor, white-knuckles a marginal living based on housing turnover. Jill, an agoraphobic technical writer, earns meager fees writing user manuals from home. Jill has twin 16 year-olds: Mason, a budding film maker bewitched by war movies, and Molly, an addict to social media. Both teens are being bullied in school. This crowded household becomes explosive when Ted, Mimi's ex-con son, is released from prison and tries to fit himself back into the family unit. While Mimi uses her optimistic disposition to steer her family through hardships, she may finally be outmatched. The fragility of the family's finances challenges the earning power of Lynn and Jill. There is great personal drama in the struggles of Mason, Molly and Ted. The teens are outsiders, ostracised from their peer groups. Crisis ensues for Molly when she is ambushed on social media. Ted is straining to reintegrate into society and clings desperately to the life lessons in serenity that he learned in prison. He struggles to defend Molly in her Facebook fracas but fumbles awkwardly in his attempts to help her. Mason, fighting for his own self-image, attempts to stage a backyard combat scene for a video project that could gain him some respect. Of all the Finches, Jill provides the most formidable challenge to her family. She is battling mental illness and struggling to reclaim ownership of her circumstances. Who will have the resources to take care of her when Mimi is gone? The dramedy reveals a family in crisis as it lies shivering in the cold glare of untenable revelations. Silicon Valley, which they can no longer afford, threatens to ultimately expel their family together with its history. The play's themes carry very real stakes, but its characters are endearing and drawn with wit. The piece was inspired by stories and events of playwright Joan Bigwood's earlier life in Palo Alto and her friendship with a fellow writer, now deceased, who went to prison for a crime he didn't commit. The play was developed as part of Squeaky Bicycle's 2016 Reading Lab under the guidance of the Company's resident dramaturg, Kathryn McConnell. Director Brandi Varnell has cast the nuclear family non-traditionally, as the experiences of the Finch family are universal. She explains, "The issues this family face--finances, gentrification, mental illness, criminality, school bullying--are common to all of us. As soon as you say they are somebody else's problem, they will affect you too. The more you look at the commonality of these issues, the more empathetic you will be." The very realistic set by Meg McGuigan will highlight the family's history in the home and their relationship to technology in all its forms. Playwright Joan Bigwood, currently a resident of Newmarket, NH, is a graduate of Smith College who studied scriptwriting under Olwen Wymark in London. A flair for doggerel earned her an international prize sponsored by Givenchy and inspired the book and lyrics to "Hats Off!," a show about a London hat shop that was shortlisted for the prestigious Vivian Ellis Prize and staged by Nantucket Theatre Workshop in 2016. Her first novel, "Co-opted," won an IndieReader Discovery Award in 2011. Unfinished works include "First Person Plural," a two-woman dramedy about the Mexican-American experience, and a novel about the working poor in America. Director Brandi Varnell is a director, Equity actress and co-founder of Squeaky Bicycle Productions. She has directed the company's productions of "Alligator Summer" by Dylan Lamb and "Lumbricus Terrestris" by Emily Daly. She holds a BA in Theatre from The New School and sits on the board of the Weathervane Theater Alumni Association. Betty Hudson (who appeared in "George M" on Broadway) plays the matriarch, Mimi Finch. Bettina Goolsby plays Lynn, the realtor. Krystle N. Adams plays Jill, mother of the teenage twins. Curry Whitmire plays Mason and Carly King plays Molly. Michael Vitaly Sazanov plays Ted, the ex-con. Set design is by Meg McGuigan. Lighting design is by S. "Stoli" Stolnack. Sound design is by Megan Culley. Squeaky Bicycle (www.squeakybicycleproductions.com), founded in 2010 and dedicated to new works, is now a resident company of Theater for the New City. The company values the development process, seeking to nurture every contributor's artistic journey, offering a safe place to take risks and explore the depths of their talents. Brandi Varnell is Artistic Director; Kathryn McConnell is Executive Producer and Literary Manager. Ms. Varnell writes, "Theater for the New City has been an institution for innovative new work for decades, one of the most known and respected downtown theaters. We could not be more appreciative and more inspired by our residency at TNC. Crystal Field and the staff of TNC have offered us such support and insight as we pursue our artistic vision. They believe in the unique voice of the artists they work with, and we are truly thankful to be nurtured by the innovators and creators at TNC."

Inspired by Rube Goldberg devices, this workshop involves joining a team to plan and construct wacky, winding machines of miraculous motion.

"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 startlingly modern comedy.

Blue Man Group will rock your world, blow your mind, and unleash your spirit. Leave your expectations at the door and let three bald and blue men take you on a spectacular journey bursting with music, laughter and surprises. 35 million people of all ages, languages and cultures know what Blue Man Group is really about. Now it's your turn. DARE TO LIVE IN FULL COLOR.

A sound studio. An actress records a voiceover for a documentary. Philospher Didier Eribon, returning to his childhood home, discovers that the left-wing and liberal middle-class have abandoned the working-class, and workers are running into the arms of the right-wing National Front. How is this possible? How have things come to this? As populism marches around the globe, does political activism still have a role to play? Featuring Homeland's Nina Hoss in a "magnetic" performance, director Thomas Ostermeier "turns the stage into a source of living debate, … a poignant political drama about change and the left's disregard of the working class." (The Guardian). His production provides a key understanding of what's gripping contemporary society.

Bring the kids for stories and crafts around weekly themes and characters including Doc McStuffins, Elmo, Peppa Pig, and Clifford.

More than 150 miniature landmarks are created from plant materials. Come watch trains make their way through the Statue of Liberty,a nd so much more. This year's show features replicas of the Empire State Building. Timed shows. 

Holiday Express: Toys and Trains from the Jerni Collection - New York Historical Society Through February 25, 2018 - New York

A magical wonderland awaits visitors with the return of this holiday tradition. Featuring hundreds of toy trains, figurines, and miniature models from the renowned Jerni Collection, the exhibition's immersive scenes and displays transport young and old alike to a bygone era. Holiday Express begins at the West 77th Street entrance, where trains appear to roar through the Museum with the help of four large-scale multimedia screens, and extends through large swaths of the first floor. Organized by Mike Thornton, associate curator of material culture.

Games, Gambling & Gleeful Diversions… - Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden Through February 25, 2018 - New York

Many new Yorkers, flush with new money, were wild for gambling and gaming in the 19th century (but now it's more easy to pay with neteller). See what amenities brought them to places like the Mount Vernon Hotel Museum through this exhibition of 19th-century gaming boards, chips, cards and other accessories presented by the Mount Vernon Hotel Museum and Garden, with special loans from the Museum of Early Trades and Crafts (Madison, New Jersey).

ff-Broadway Premiere a co-production with The Bushwick Starr in association with New Georges by Kate Benson directed by Lee Sunday Evans with Noel Joseph Allain, Kate Benson, Ugo Chukwu, Jorge Cordova, Leah Karpel, and Julia Sirna-Frest

Holiday Express: Toys and Trains from the Jerni Collection - DiMenna Children's Museum at New-York Historical Society Through February 25, 2018 - Upper West Side

Discover the wonder of hundreds of toy trains, figurines, and miniature models from the renowned Jerni Collection at this annual holiday exhibition. Immersive scenes and displays captivate children and adults as they hearken back to a bygone era in our shared transportation history. Holiday Express begins at the West 77th Street entrance, where trains appear to roar through the museum with the help of four large-scale multimedia screens, and extends through the first floor.

Gazillion Bubble Show: A Dazzling Display of Bubbles, With Artistry & Lasers - New World Stages / Stage 2 Through February 25, 2018 - New York

This long-running New York City hit combines spectacular light and laser effects with masterful bubble artistry. The Yang family's amazing transformation of ordinary soap bubbles has earned them international fame and 16 Guinness World Records. The Gazillion Bubble Show has been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Late Show with David Letterman, Live with Regis and Kelly, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Fox & Friends, The View, the Today show and more. Young or old, this is an event the whole family will enjoy.

"Open Sesame!" With these words, Ali Baba opens a mysterious mountain and finds great treasure. But his greedy brother Cassim also wants part of the loot…

Every day, Morris McGee takes the Number 5 bus to his job at the zoo. Every day, he lovingly attends to the elephant, the tortoise, the penguin, the owl, and the rhinoceros (who always has a runny nose). Every day, that is, until it’s Morris who has the sniffles! Based on the Caldecott Medal-winning book by Philip C. Stead, this charming puppetry performance about one creature of habit and his kind-hearted coterie will warm your heart and chase away the winter chills.

Got bubbles? Families will get a kick out of watching bubbles expand, float, and take over the room at this Gazillion Bubble Show featuring so much more than soap spheres. Help celebrate the show in its tenth year of eye-catching, pop-able, reach-out-and-grab-them fun. Show runs more than 60 minutes without an intermission. Lasers and strobe lights are part of the performance.

Olympics-Inspired Four-Course Gilded Menu - Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse Through February 25, 2018 - New York

As the 23rd Winter Games kick off in PyeongChang this Friday, chefs at Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse New York are giving select guests the chance to bite into their own Olympic gold medal with an exclusive, four-course gilded menu. Available during dinner service from February 9 – 25 for $2,300 per couple, only five meals will be served a night (one for each Olympic ring) on a first come, first serve basis. Menu highlights include: Elixir Cocktail made with Illegal Mescal, Yellow Chartreuse, pineapple and garnished with a gold-dusted lime wheel Heirloom Tomato & Burrata Salad drizzled with golden EVOO Tableside caviar service of Kaluga Royal, 2 lb. of chilled Alaskan King Crab legs and a 48 oz Maine Lobster Tail, all served on a bed of golden ice The Double Eagle Steak, a 45 Day Dry-Aged Double Bone-in Ribeye carved tableside and served with three flavored salts and a brushed gold medallion hanging on the bone, which guests can take with them as a memento Slice of Del Frisco's signature Six-Layer Lemon Doberge Cake gilded in gold flakes A rare pour of Les Antiquaires du Cognac Hors d'Age Borderies Cognac Three 6 oz. pours off of Del Frisco's Wine Spectator Grand Award-winning wine list including the cult Cabernet Screaming Eagle, bubbly Dom Perignon Champagne and premier dessert wine Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes

Learn how to identify a maple tree. Discover the history of syrup making and how technology has changed the way we gather sap over the centuries. The group will check Tenafly Nature Center's tapped tree and boil down sap to make fresh, warm maple syrup, a sweet treat for all to taste. Rain or shine. Dress warmly. Registration is required.

Designing a Dream City - New York Public Library, Hamilton Grange Library Through February 26, 2018 - Hamilton Heights

Toddlers from 13-36 months and their parents/caregivers can enjoy interactive stories, action songs, and fingerplays, and spend time with other toddlers in the neighborhood.

Space is limited. Tickets are given out on a first come, first served basis. The line for tickets (10:15 session) begins at 9:30 on the ramp at the 42nd Street door.  Once 10:15 tickets run out, tickets for the 11:15 session will be distributed.  

Listen to traditional tunes plus witty originals by danna banana, an award-winning children's performer with six albums. A big basket of percussion toys turn the audience into the drumset!

Autism Speaks. We have staff members with experience working with special needs children and adults that have received sensitivity training from the Elija School.

Jim Caruso's Cast Party is the best thing to happen to nightlife since prohibition ended." Think "American Idol" meets "The Tonight Show." Imagine Martin Short and Liza throw a hip house party around the baby grand…and you're invited! Cast Party is a wildly popular happening that has brought Broadway glitz and urbane wit to the legendary Birdland in New York City every Monday night since 2003. It is the ultimate spot to mix and mingle with show folk and the people who love them. Cast Party is a hilariously impromptu variety show where showbiz superstars and up-and-comers deliver jaw-dropping musical performances and razzle-dazzle. Legendary showman Jim Caruso guides the entire affair with razor-sharp humor and the unbridled enthusiasm of an uber-fan. Musical Director Billy Stritch holds court at the ivories, along with Steve Doyle on bass, and Daniel Glass on drums...but the real fun starts when the audience participates in the onstage festivities. Broadway legends, jazzers, cabaret divas, starry-eyed tourists and kids right off the bus take to the stage and entertain each other. If you have a voice, a dream and some sheet music, your Cast Party moment just might be at hand.

Enter the exciting world of watercolor painting with Julie Van Benthyusen.  Learn to communicate what you sense and feel about the world you see.  Beginner as well as intermediate students are welcome.  Bring the following to the first class: Arches Watercolor Pad (140lb cold pressed, size 11” X14”), 1 gray kneaded eraser, 2 plastic containers for water & paper  towels.  Paint and brushes are available for purchase from the instructor.   Fee  includes use of teacher’s  supplies. 

Enjoy some post holiday cinema just for kids. Wednesday, December 27: "Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie" Friday, December 29: "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul"

This hour-long program provides a welcoming and engaging museum experience for toddlers and their caregivers through hands-on play and exploration. Sessions are inspired by the museum’s collections and exhibits.

This program is free with general admission but space is limited. Please see the Visitor Service desk upon arrival to the museum to secure a spot.

In this class we will explore body awareness, self-regulation, self-esteem, strength and flexibility through yoga, play and story. Each class will offer active yoga poses, balance poses, partner/group poses, breathing techniques and relaxation. You are welcome to try a class or bring a friend (must call in advance) Please contact the Wholeness Center with any questions at 845-268-7532

Facilitated by Deirdre O'Reilly,  this class is specifically designed for tweens allowing for the opportunity to build strength and flexibility while relieving the stress of daily life. Along with active yoga poses, balance poses, partner poses, breathing techniques, and relaxation, journaling, music, art, and games will also be weaved into the classes. Try the class or bring a friend (must call in advance). Please contact the Wholeness Center with any questions at 845-268-7532

Castles!: A Medieval Building Series - New York Public Library, Ottendorfer Library Through February 27, 2018 - NoHo

Toddlers from 13-36 months and their parents/caregivers can enjoy interactive stories, action songs, and fingerplays, and spend time with other toddlers in the neighborhood.

Space is limited. Tickets are given out on a first come, first served basis. The line for tickets (10:15 session) begins at 9:30 on the ramp at the 42nd Street door.  Once 10:15 tickets run out, tickets for the 11:15 session will be distributed.  

Join this weekly group in a supportive space where you can share your experiences and concerns, ask questions and find common ground while forming community with other parents. This hour and a half focuses on a topic concerning the profound transition into parenthood, but is open to individual concerns, so bring your baby (newborns up to 18 months) and your lunch and meet some new friends.

Baby Fingers Sign and Song Class - Theresa Academy of Performing Arts Through February 27, 2018 - Lido Beach

Learn American Sign Language through songs and play with other parents, educators, and/or children close to your child's age. Go home each week with new vocabulary and new tunes to enhance communication between you and your child! Whether you intend to incorporate sign language in your life for the long term or simply during this pre-verbal/developing verbal time, watch in awe as your child discovers the world of language. See the research come to life, as music and sign language both aid in the development of language and literacy. Baby Fingers programs incorporate the research supporting the benefits of sign language at all ages and stages, for children with and without special needs. Stories, songs, games, and movement to music are included in our teaching methods. This "Sign & Song" class is open to ALL children and their families, aged birth through 5 years old. 

Slammers and guest poets from around the country will bring one original poem of up to 3 minutes. Get ready to hear poetry of all kinds!

Play the PS4 - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Village Branch Through February 27, 2018 - Haverstraw

Learn to Draw with Art Teacher Amy - Our Lady of Perpetual Help Through February 27, 2018 - Lindenhurst

Guided instruction using oil pastels, watercolors,markers and colored pencils. Learn to draw animals, people, landscapes and master artist works!

The Paley Center for Media Celebrates Black History Month - The Paley Center for Media Through February 28, 2018 - Midtown

The Paley Center for Media celebrates Black History Month with exhibits, screenings, and family activities.

Weekly movie sessions for families, caregivers and children to enjoy.  1/3 "Despicable me 3" (PG) 1/10 "Emojii Movie" (PG) 1/17- "Lego Movie Ninajo" (G), 1/24 "Disney Cars 3" (G), 1/31- "Deep" (PG) 2/7 "A Dog's Purpose" (PG), 2/14 "Disney's Beauty and the Beast" (PG) 2/21 "Tales of Beatrix Potter" (G), 2/28 - "My Little Pony". 

ArandaLasch + Marcelo Coelho's Window to the Heart - Duffy Square Through February 28, 2018 - Times Square

Window to the Heart is the winning design of this year’s Times Square Valentine Heart Design Competition curated by the Design Trust for Public Space. This marks the 10th anniversary of the Times Square Valentine Heart Design Competition, an annual event where Times Square Arts invites architecture and design firms to submit proposals for a public art installation celebrating Love in Times Square in February.

Window to the Heart places the world’s largest lens in the center of Times Square. The 12 foot in diameter Fresnel lens was designed with 3D-printing manufacturer Formlabs to distort and capture the image of Times Square, optically bending light – and attention – to the heart-shaped window at its center. Visitors can look through the window or photograph themselves within it, completing the loop between the lens of the eye and the lens of the camera.

Will You Be "Mi" Valentine? At Southampton Inn - Southampton Inn Through February 28, 2018 - Southampton

February is Romance Month at the Southampton Inn! Book a King Room with a bottle of "Mi"onetto Prosecco and a box of Artisan Chocolates for $175 (plus tax). Call 631-283-6500 to book. A Presidential Getaway Book Friday, February 16th through Tuesday, February 20th, and get an adjoining room free.* A five day, four night family getaway with two rooms for the price of one! Call 631-283-6500 to book (not available online). With several acres of manicured lawns and gardens in the heart of the Village of Southampton on Long Island's stunning East End, Southampton Inn provides an idyllic, year-round escape for visitors from all over the world. Winner of numerous awards, including "Best Breakfast," "Best Hotel," and "Best Wedding Location," Southampton Inn is a warm and welcoming haven with an exemplary reputation that is richly deserved. It is within walking distance of movie theaters and repertory theatre perfect for a romantic evening. Southampton Inn's Claude's Restaurant will serve its famous breakfast, which guests can enjoy in the restaurant's club-casual atmosphere. *Double occupancy, plus tax For more information and reservations, visit http://www.southamptoninn.com/

'Flora Humana' by Domingo Art Exhibit & Opening and Reception - The Dolphin Bookshop Through February 28, 2018 - Port Washington

February art exhibit and opening reception. "Flora Humana" by local artist Domingo. Simplifying, exaggerating, and abstracting, tells the story of Domingo's pictures from beginning to end. Feb 3rd, 2:00-4:00pm,

Running Scared Running Free - Educational and Cultural Center Through February 28, 2018 - Stony Brook

Long Island’s history comes alive with an interactive theatrical performance based on oral history. Experience this live, on-stage drama about the links between the Underground Railroad, secret codes hidden in quilts and the strength of the human spirit in the struggle for freedom.  Reservations required.

Wines of South Africa (WOSA) USA (www.wosa.us/), the industry association that promotes the exports of South African wine, is excited to announce a partnership with the Chelsea Drinks Project, a joint project of Wine Lovers of NYC and Pierre Loti Wine Bars in Manhattan to launch the first-ever South African Wine Project. This partnership will offer NY wine lovers the opportunity to explore the diversity of South African wine in one location through tastings or just a quick drink at the bar. The month-long event will take place in February, and will feature eight special South African by-the-glass pours and bottles on the menu. And there will be four special events at Pierre Loti Chelsea (258 West 15 St at 8th Ave) celebrating South African Wines: 2/1: Free tastes and happy hour pricing all night, 4pm-close 2/4: A guided tasting of South African Wines with Pascal Schildt, a major importer of South African wines. Tasting 8 wines 2-4pm 2/18: A guided tasting of South African Wines with Jim Clarke, Marketing Manager of Wines of South Africa. Tasting 8 wines 2-4pm 2/28: Free tastes and happy hour pricing all night, 4pm-close And South African Airlines will be offering a free trip to South Africa to one lucky couple who visits Pierre Loti Chelsea during the month. Make sure to stop by!

Ice skating out in the crisp city air with an amazing view of the Manhattan skyline is a classic NYC winter experience. And Central Park's famous rink is a tourist favorite, but completely worth doing even if you are a local. There is also a skating school, a hockey program, and birthday party offerings on the ice. Check out the nearby carousel for $3 a ride in between skates. 

Hockey Cops is a live version of an 80s action movie that tells the story of Matt and Drew, two police officers who love to play hockey. After skating into a burglar, they eventually realize he's a Soviet spy who's trying to destroy the world. Our only hope for survival is the Hockey Cops. Do you believe in miracles? YES!

Hockey Cops is a live version of an 80s action movie that tells the story of Matt and Drew, two police officers who love to play hockey. After skating into a burglar, they eventually realize he's a Soviet spy who's trying to destroy the world. Our only hope for survival is the Hockey Cops. Do you believe in miracles? YES!

Times Square Arts Presents the winning design of this year’s Times Square Valentine Heart Design Competition, Window to the Heart by ArandaLasch + Marcelo Coelho - Times Square Through February 28, 2018 - New York

Times Square Arts has announced that collaborators ArandaLasch + Marcelo Coelho are the winners of this year’s annual Times Square Valentine Heart Design curated by the Design Trust for Public Space. This year’s winning design, Window to the Heart, will be unveiled on February 1st. The installation will remain on view for the month of February. This marks the 10th anniversary of the Times Square Valentine Heart Design Competition, an annual event where Times Square Arts invites architecture and design firms to submit proposals for a public art installation celebrating Love in Times Square in February. In one of the world’s most Instagrammed places, filled with cameras of all shapes and sizes, Window to the Heart places the world’s largest lens in the center of Times Square. The 12 foot in diameter Fresnel lens was designed with 3D-printing manufacturer Formlabs to distort and capture the image of Times Square, optically bending light – and attention – to the heart-shaped window at its center. Visitors can look through the window or photograph themselves within it, completing the loop between the lens of the eye and the lens of the camera. Rather than using the traditional lens-making methods of casting, cutting, and repeatedly polishing glass, Window to the Heart will leverage the latest advances in design, materials, and fabrication to craft something that was previously unattainable. Each lens segment is 3D-printed at a high resolution by Formlabs using clear resin, a material capable of the unique surface quality and clarity required by optical elements. With the lens made entirely from a 3D-printed material instead of glass, Window to the Heart upends the centuries-old methods of lens-making to invite individuals to reimagine how they see and photograph the world.

Communion NYC: Spring Bundle Package - Rockwood Music Hall Stage 1, 2 & 3 Through February 28, 2018 - New York

Communion is a monthly residency showcasing the best new music from local, national and international acts. Founded by Ben Lovett (Mumford and Sons), Kevin Jones (Bear's Den) and producer Ian Grimble in 2006, Communion provided the first independent platform for the freshest artists in London to break out and is now fast becoming a musical launching pad for new talent across the country. Communion encourages musical communities to grow and flourish between artists and their respective audiences and provides a platform for music fans to discover new artists in a live environment. Past artists that have played Communion Club Nights include Ben Howard, James Bay, Sam Smith, Walk The Moon, Mumford And Sons, Hozier, Trampled By Turtles, Daughter, Chet Faker, Sarah Jarosz, Foxes, George Ezra, Bear's Den, Catfish And The Bottlemen, Gotye & Many More. For more information on Communion, visit www.communionmusic.com

The Westchester is now offering free Mommy & Me classes. These interactive sessions mix traditional and contemporary songs from around the world in order to help children bring out their innate musical nature. These classes, appropriate for children aged 3 months to 4 years old, allow kids and their parents or caregivers the opportunity to explore, learn, and discover the benefits of music.

Mommy & Me classes will be held in CONNECT Lounge on Wednesday mornings. The Westchester is excited to offer one session from 11am–11:30am and another from 11:45am.–12:15pm.

Learn to Draw with Art Teacher Amy! - St. Luke's Lutheran Church Through February 28, 2018 - Bay Shore

Learn to draw animals, people, landscape and works by famous artists. Experiment with watercolors, oil pastels, markers, colored pencils and more.

Pre-K Draw and Paint with Art Teacher Amy - Bohemia Recreation Center Through February 28, 2018 - Bohemia

- Harlem Shake's Black Panther Wacombo Meal inspired by Marvel's highly anticipated Black Panther movie on sale at their award-winning, fast casual restaurant in the heart of Central Harlem. Harlem Shake has created a dark and stormy combo menu for children and adults to enjoy featuring: Patty Melt on Black Rye Black Potato Fries Black Beer (Smoke & Dagger Porter) or Black Chocolate Float +Plus first 25 customers will receive a special edition copy of Black Panther comic book The limited combo will be on sale Feb 15 - 28 with possibility to extend due to popular demand. Harlem Shake 100 W. 124 Street (at Lenox Avenue) New York, NY 10027 212-222-8300 www.harlemshakenyc.com

50th & 4th, a new play written by Mike Lemme and directed by Tara Cioletti, will debut at the 2018 Frigid Festival as a limited engagement for five performances in the UNDER St. Marks Theater. Tickets are $20 and available now at MikeLemme.com 50th & 4th follows Rick and Sue, a married couple in Brooklyn, as they rent their spare bedroom online. Inspired by Lemme’s first roommates in New York, 50th & 4th is a tribute to everyone who brought you to the city and the new kind of family you create when you’re here. The play features Gloria Lamoureux (Perry Award Winner), Emil Ferzola and Kirsten Dwyer. Tara Cioletti (Perry Award Winner) directs. 50th plays the following schedule during the 2018 FRIGID Festival: Wednesday, February 14th 8:50PM | Satuday, February 17th 10:30PM | Tuesday, February 20th 7:10PM | Friday, February 23rd 7:10PM | Wednesday, February 28th 10:30PM Run Time: 60 Minutes Categories/Themes: Comedy, Drama No Late Seating

Work up a sweat on the Rink with an on-ice circuit workout. Expect exercises used by figure and hockey skaters that will make you a better skater. Class starts promptly at 8am. We recommend that you arrive at least 20 minutes early to check-in, put on your skates, and stow your belongings in a locker. You may bring your own skates and lock; skate rental is $20 per person and locks are $10. Showers and towels are not provided. This class is recommended for competent skaters. Participants should feel comfortable with stopping, moving forward, and skating without holding onto anything. The Rink is open to the public during Exerskate sessions. Photo Credit: Colin Miller

Work on developing your creative writing in a fun and encouraging environment. Workshop dates are 1/4, 1/18, 2/1, 2/15, and 3/1. Registration is required. Sign-up at somerslibrary.org or call 914-232-5717. 

Rediscovery, Restoration and Renewal: the Eldridge Street Synagogue in Photographs - Museum at Eldridge Street Through March 01, 2018 - New York

The exhibition opening for Rediscovery, Restoration and Renewal: The Eldridge Street Synagogue in Photographs will take place on Thursday, September 14 from 6 to 8 pm. The exhibition will be on view through March 1, 2018. Ten years ago, the Museum completed the restoration of the Eldridge Street Synagogue. In celebration of this milestone, this photography exhibition provides a visual record of that painstaking process. These haunting photographs capture the rediscovery of the synagogue during its most precarious years. In color and stark black and white, they recall the building's undeniable poignancy and power even as it was a "rainstorm away from collapse." Images of the restoration document the synagogue's dramatic transformation and the artisans who brought the building back to life. Drawings and photographs also capture the building's 21st-century renewal and the installation of a new stained glass window designed by artist Kiki Smith and architect Deborah Gans. Rediscovery, Restoration and Renewal: The Eldridge Street Synagogue in Photographs will be on view through March 1, 2018.

Art in the Parks: Fitzhugh Karol - Bartel-Pritchard Square, Grand Army Plaza Through March 01, 2018 - Park Slope

In partnership with NYC Parks' Art in the Parks project, the Prospect Park Alliance presents a public exhibition of sculpture by Carol Eisner. Four sculptures, created from I-beams twisted into lyrical forms will be on display at Grand Army Plaza, Bartel Pritchard Square, Litchfield Villa and the Peninsula through 2016.

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company to Celebrate a Joyful the Year of the Dog - Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts' Kumble Theater and other NY Locations Through March 01, 2018 - Brooklyn

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company to Celebrate a Joyful the Year of the Dog The Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company proudly announces the Company's upcoming production for the Celebration of the Lunar New Year of the Dog at the Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts on February 11th, 2018 at 3pm. In addition, this fantastic production will also be presented by Kupferberg Center for the Performing Arts in Queens on February 28 and March 1, 2018 at 10:30am, at the College of Staten Island on February 27th, 2018 at 10am, and at Lehman College in the Bronx on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 10am and 11:30am, as well as the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, NJ on February 8 and 9, 2018 at 10am and 12:30pm and February 10, 2018 at 2pm and 7pm. These performances will include festive traditional dances, new work, music, visual art and crafts, showcasing the diverse talents of Asian American artists from the NY/NJ area, and that of the Company, whose mission is to foster cross-cultural understanding and developing new works that bring together the dynamic freedom of American spirit with the grace and splendor of Asian art. For this celebration, in which many New York and New Jersey audience have made it an annual tradition, Nai-Ni Chen produced a program aiming to introduce the beauty, creativity, and diversity of Chinese and Chinese American arts in New York and New Jersey through high quality performance and activities. As a tradition, the Company will begin the celebration with the a new and fantastic Double Lion Dance, where a dancer, dressed as a child, plays with two golden lions in stylized, coordinated acrobatic maneuvers. The dance symbolizing the coming of the spring and a prayer for peace as a small child can be in harmony with the ferocious lions. To celebrate the diverse Chinese folk cultures, the Company will offer coin stick dance based on the Han people's culture in Hubei China. This year, aside from festival programs featuring these wonderful traditional dances, the Company will be celebrating the special Year of of the Dog also with Internationally renowned acrobat Lina Liu, also known as Miracle On Tiptoe who is a world record holder of the number of umbrella she can hold on her toes. Through her toes and body, Lina Liu skillfully expresses the classical umbrella dance culture. Lina Liu has performed in some the most prominent events of all 5 continents including the World Expo and the World Davos Forum. This year's festival will also include traditional music by some of the most prominent musicians from the Chinese Music Ensemble of New York, the largest ensemble of top-tier classical Chinese Musicians China. These colorful, culturally rich dances not only bring up the festive mood of the audience, they also provide them with the background to join the company in celebration of Nai-Ni Chen's original creations based on her signature cross-cultural style that brings cultures together. This year, she will feature two of her choreographic works that fuse the dynamism of American modern dance and the diverse, elegant splendor of her own Chinese culture. The final dance in Nai-Ni Chen's Five Element series, Metal will feature 6 dancers dancing with swords and fans, which reflects the destructive and constructive power of the Metal. Nai-Ni Chen created this work not only to celebrate the New Year, but also to celebrate the cycles of nature that is the core of Chinese artistic tradition. She will complement with the Metal with Wood, a dance for five women using 10 feet Bamboo poles. The dance is based on one of Nai-Ni Chen's signature work, Bamboo Prayer, a dance about the inner strength of women. Since 2005, Nai-Ni Chen has been experimenting with Chinese Bamboo Rap, a form of folk music that is prevalent in Beijing with strong social justice roots. She will showcase this cross-cultural, cross-genre work: Bamboo Rap in the Year of the Dog. According to the Chinese calendar, family and friends should expect 12 months of joyful togetherness in the Year of the Dog. This lively performance to mark the beginning of the year will warm the hearts and delight the senses of audiences of all ages. Dancers with colorful, elaborate costumes, musicians playing ancient melodies and dazzling acrobats fill the stage. The playful Lions bring in joy and good fortune. The majestic dragons fly out of the ocean and charm the earth with a spell of peace and wealth. The exotic music and dance from various parts of China come together in a show of beauty and excitement. The festivities extend into the lobby, where an arts and crafts display showcases more of the culture and creativity of the Chinese-American community. A Chinese New Year Celebration would not be complete without a visit to the auspicious Dragon. The Company will be performing the Dragon Dance as a conclusion for this fantastic celebration. About Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company Bringing the dynamic freedom of American modern dance together with the elegant splendor of Asian art, the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company is one of the most visible Asian American dance companies in America.  Ms. Chen's unique choreography transports audiences beyond cultural boundaries to the common ground between tradition and innovation, rising beyond form into the spirit.   One of the few Asian American professional dance company with an extensive season of touring and performing around the world.  Nai-Ni Chen has also developed Arts in Education residency programs in school districts to bring culture and arts into educational settings.  It's colorful and engaging programs and workshops has reached over one million young audience in NY/NJ area. The Company is currently in-residence at New Jersey City University and has been a Principle Affiliate of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center since its inception. The Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company has the honor of having received more than fifteen awards from the National Endowment for the Arts and numerous Citations of Excellence and grants from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.  Other funders include the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation; Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation; the Hyde and Watson Foundation; Horizon Foundation, The Irving and Laurie Blanchard Foundation; the E.J. Grassman Trust; PSE&G; the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council; Verizon; Sony; New Music/USA; Chase Manhattan Bank; the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation and others.  For additional Company information, visit our website, www.nainichen.org; write to Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company, P.O. Box 1121, Fort Lee, NJ 07024; or call (800) 650-0246. About the Ahn Trio Hailed as "exciting musicians" with virtuosity and flair, the three sisters of the Ahn Trio (Lucia on the piano, Angella on the violin and Maria on the cello) have embraced 21st century classical music while redefining the art of chamber music. Born in Seoul, Korea and educated at the Juilliard School in New York City, the Ahn Trio brings a new energy and an ever evolving vision of music to the performance stage, whether it be Vienna's Musikverein, New York's Lincoln Center, Beijing's Concert Hall or The White House. In this innovative collaboration with Asian-American choreographer, Nai Ni Chen, the world-class dance company and trio are immersed in the visual element of the pieces, creating a mesmerizing blend of music and dance of sheer aural and visual beauty.

Bring an egg carton to decorate in high Victorian style, transforming it into a festive egg-holder which can hold up to 6 candy-filled eggs. All decorations are provided. Then meet the Easter Bunny as you hunt for eggs in a Victorian town house decorated for spring. Refreshments will be served.

Grand Central Terminal Official Guided Tour - The Municipal Art Society of New York Through March 02, 2018 - New York

Join the Grand Central Terminal Official Guided Tour In 2013 to celebrate the terminal's centennial, MTA Metro-North Railroad teamed up with The Municipal Art Society of New York (MAS) and Orpheo Inc. to provide daily docent-guided tours of the terminal. The 75-minute tour, departing daily at 12:30 p.m. from the Terminal's Main Concourse, is led by MAS-trained docents and highlights the history, architecture and operations of one of the world's biggest train terminals. Tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for seniors, students, children under 10, members of the military, Metro-North riders bearing same-day ticket stubs, and MAS Members. Space is limited.

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.

SOUND HOUSE is inspired by the haunted and often funny sound worlds of idiosyncratic 20th century British composer Daphne Oram, inventor of Oramics, a precursor to the synthesizer. This multi-strand sound-generating machine serves as a structural model for an architectonic play in which disparate eras, worlds and time signatures collide as Daphne’s present-day alter ego, Constance Sneed, investigates the condition of invisibility that plagues her, too, and envisions a world in which old ladies do not die alone or forgotten. The collaborators have developed the play not only as text but as a “multidimensional object” -- precisely constructed yet constantly shifting -- in which sound not only carves out story, but functions as an experiential road map to the distortions of time and space that are central to Oram's ideas. Their mission: create a true “sound house,” an immersive sonic experience. The cast for SOUND HOUSE will feature Vicky Finney Crouch (Piper Theatre Productions), James Himelsbach (The Talking Band’s The Room Sings at LaMama; The Assembly’s I Will Look Forward to This Later at The New Ohio), and Susanna Stahlmann (Hedda Gabler with Wandering Bark Theatre). The design team will include Sound Design by Tyler Kieffer and Brandon Wolcott (Signature Plays at Signature Theatre Company; The Profane at Playwrights Horizons), Set Design by Marsha Ginsberg (Master at The Foundry Theater; Angel Reapers with Signature Theater), Costume Design by Olivera Gajic (God’s Ear with New Georges/Vineyard Theater; This Was the End at The Chocolate Factory), Lighting Design by Kate McGee (The Hunger Artist at The Tank; My Lingerie Play at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater), and Movement by Brendan Spieth (Those Lost Boys: 10 Year Reunion at Ars Nova). Performances will be Tuesday, February 20 at 8pm, Wednesday, February 21 at 7pm, Saturday, February 24 at 2pm & 7pm, Sunday, February 25 at 2pm, Thursday, March 1 at 7pm, Friday, March 2 at 3pm, Saturday, March 3 at 7pm, and Sunday, March 4 at 2pm.

The Hearth (Artistic Directors Julia Greer and Emma Miller) will present the World Premiere of Gracie Gardner’s female coming of age story, ATHENA, directed by Emma Miller (NYIT nominated director of For Annie) at JACK (505 ½ Waverly Avenue between Fulton and Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn), February 15-March 3 with performances on Thursday, February 15 at 8pm, Friday, February 16 at 8pm, Saturday, February 17 at 8pm, Sunday, February 18 at 2pm, Wednesday, February 21 at 8pm, Thursday, February 22 at 8pm, Friday, February 23 at 8pm, Saturday, February 24 at 8pm, Sunday, February 25 at 2pm, Monday, February 26 at 8pm, Wednesday, February 28 at 8pm, Thursday, March 1 at 8pm, Friday, March 2 at 8pm, and Saturday, March 3 at 8pm. Tickets ($18 under 30; $25 over 30) are available in advance at https://www.artful.ly/store/events/14073. The performance will run approximately 90 minutes, with no intermission. Mary Wallace and Athena are brave, and seventeen, and fencers, and training for the Junior Olympics. They practice together, they compete against each other, they spend their lives together. They wish they were friends. The cast will feature Abby Awe (Bound in Love at The Brick; Gobstopper at The Tank), Julia Greer (Nurse Sluts at The Tank’s LadyFest; For Annie with The Hearth), and Eva Ravenal (Telegraph Bois in Ars Nova’s ANT Fest) with Set Design by Emmie Finckel (Riot Antigone at La MaMa), Costume Design by Dara Affholter (Costume Shop Intern at New York Theatre Workshop), Sound Design by Z Worthington, Lighting Design by Victoria Bain (Assistant Designer on Orange Julius at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater) and Production Stage Manager Wesley Yount.

The Huntington Arts Council is proud to present The Manipulated Image Juried Photography Show with Nicolas Bruno as juror. “Image manipulation provides limitless possibilities to communicate an idea or concept. Within the body of submitted work, experimentation through digital composites, traditional darkroom trickery, and mysterious mixed media processes were all demonstrated. By intimately analyzing the stories and process expressed through each submission, a careful assemblage of works were woven together to showcase a breadth of unique compositions. It was a stimulating experience to explore the creative visions of the artists that are truly defining the art scene of Long Island,” Bruno says.

In THIS IS THE COLOR DESCRIBED BY THE TIME, collaboratively created by the performance laboratory Door 10, audience members wear individual headphones to drop inside the imagined unconscious of avant-garde writer Gertrude Stein. Through this intimate approach, the audience experiences Stein’s repeated and unusual phrases as layers of thoughts, voices and memories interwoven into a rich soundscape. THIS IS THE COLOR DESCRIBED BY THE TIME is a fractured journey through Stein’s daily routine in France during World War II as she struggles with writer’s block, listens to the radio, shares a meal with Alice B. Toklas, and confronts her own mortality. Dramatizing her friendships with Vichy official Bernard Faÿ and humanist playwright Thornton Wilder, the piece examines Stein’s forgotten politics and raises questions about the inextricable link between the political, personal, and artistic. The cast for THIS IS THE COLOR DESCRIBED BY THE TIME will feature Stephanie Roth-Haberle (Drama Desk Award nominee for Artist Descending a Staircase; The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time), Christina Rouner (The Malcontent with Red Bull Theater; Coram Boy on Broadway), Ean Sheehy (Red-Eye to Havre de Grace at New York Theater Workshop; Shrunken Heads at Playwrights Horizons), and Ben Williams (Gatz with Elevator Repair Service; A Beautiful Day in November on the Banks of the Greatest of the Great Lakes with New Georges/Women’s Project). The design team will include Sound Design by Ben Williams (Elevator Repair Service), Costume Design by Alice Tavener (PIONEERS#goforth at Jack; I’m Bleeding All Over at LaMama), Lighting Design by Reza Behjat (Tear a Root from the Earth at the New Ohio) and Set Design by Amy Rubin (Miles for Mary with The Mad Ones at Bushwick Starr/Playwrights Horizons; How to Live on Earth with Colt Coeur) with Associate Director Jim Dawson and Door 10 line producer and co-founder Sarah Peterson. Performances will be Wednesday, February 14 at 7pm, Thursday, February 22 at 7pm, Friday, February 23 at 3pm & 8pm, Sunday, February 25 at 7pm, Tuesday, February 27 at 7pm, Wednesday, February 28 at 7pm, Friday, March 2 at 8pm, and Saturday, March 3 at 2pm.

'Paper Medium Rare: All Things Paper' - Nassau County Museum of Art Through March 04, 2018 - Roslyn Harbor

During this workshop series, teens will receive hands on training in basic artistic processes that can be translated into practical job skills. Based on current exhibitions in the galleries at Nassau County Museum of Art, these workshops will encourage participants to explore different methods of art making and design and how a museum can be a resource for creative inspiration. Students with autism will have the opportunity to apply their artistic skills and functional academic learning in a real world setting, while preparing to transition to after school life.

The park becomes a winter wonderland with an outdoor ice skating rink (free entry!), a European inspired open-air market for holiday shopping, rinkside dining, and even an observation deck full of games and art supplies.

Roots of 'The Dinner Party': History in the Making - Brooklyn Museum Through March 04, 2018 - Prospect Heights

Roots of "The Dinner Party": History in the Making is the first museum exhibition to examine Chicago's evolving plans for The Dinner Party in depth, detailing its development as a multilayered artwork, a triumph of community art-making, and a testament to the power of historical revisionism. Chicago's ambitious research project combatted the absence of women from mainstream historical narratives and blazed the trail for feminist art historical methodologies in an era of social change. It also validated mediums traditionally considered the domain of women and domestic labor, as the artist studied and experimented with China painting, porcelain, and needlework. The exhibition presents rarely seen test plates, research documents, ephemera, notebooks, and preparatory drawings from 1971 through 1979 alongside The Dinner Party, encouraging exploration of its formal, conceptual, and material progress.

Atlantic For Kids Presents: This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, This Girl Does Nothing - Linda Gross Theater Through March 04, 2018 - Chelsea

Three young sisters are left in a forest by their woodcutter father and forced to find their own way in the world. From this fairytale beginning, three resolutions are made — one sister walks one way to find purpose, one the other to find adventure, and the third stays right where she is to create a home. Years later, having circumnavigated the globe and fought Vikings, crossed oceans, tamed wilds, and achieved greatness, the three sisters meet again, as women. A moving and irresistibly charming modern-day fable for the whole family.

The play is a tour-de-force for two black actresses. We enter the home of two centenarian sisters: Sadie Delaney, a retired teacher, age 103 and her kid sister, Bessie Delaney, a retired dentist, age 101. Like molasses and vinegar, these daughters of a former slave were always temperamental opposites, but together they grew up in the Jim Crow South, lived in Harlem during its renaissance and had professional careers. While making dinner to remember their father’s birthday, the two sisters tell us of the last century as they lived it – through stories of racial injustice and personal strife, unified by faith, family, and time.

From the moment his tall, red-and-white-striped hat appears around the door, Sally and her brother know that The Cat in the Hat is the funniest, most mischievous cat that they have ever met. With the trickiest of tricks and the craziest of ideas, he is certainly loads of fun. He turns a rainy afternoon into an amazing adventure… but what will mum find when she gets home…?

US Premiere Play of the Royal Court Theatre production of HANGMEN Written by MARTIN MCDONAGH Directed by MATTHEW DUNSTER Linda Gross Theater, 336 West 20th Street In his small pub in the northern English town of Oldham, Harry is something of a local celebrity. But what's the second-best hangman in England to do on the day they've abolished hanging? Amongst the cub reporters and pub regulars dying to hear Harry's reaction to the news, his old assistant Syd and the peculiar Mooney lurk with very different motives for their visit. Following a sell-out run at London's Royal Court Theatre and subsequent transfer to the West End, Olivier and Academy Award winner Martin McDonagh (Atlantic/Broadway's The Beauty Queen of Leenane, The Lieutenant of Inishmore, The Cripple of Inishmaan) returns to Atlantic with his first US premiere in 8 years! "Hangmen is a triumphant return for Martin McDonagh! The sound of a playwright's reasserting his singular voice is among the most pleasing experiences one can have in the theater, and it isn't long into Hangmen before you can practically feel the audience grinning as one. McDonagh remains in command of an irrepressible gift." – The New York Times Single tix start at $70 and are on sale NOW! Or save up to 26% by purchasing an Atlantic Passport! Already have a Passport? Log-in here! For access to sold out performances, consider joining the Patron Program with a donation of $1750. Contact Camille Susarchick at 646.216.1088 for more details.

This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, This Girl Does Nothing - Atlantic Theater Company: Linda Gross Theater Through March 04, 2018 - New York

Three young sisters are left in a forest by their woodcutter father and forced to find their own way in the world. From this fairytale beginning, three resolutions are made — one sister walks one way to find purpose, one the other to find adventure, and the third stays right where she is to create a home. Years later, having circumnavigated the globe and fought vikings, crossed oceans, tamed wilds, and achieved greatness, the three sisters meet again, as women. A moving and irresistibly charming modern-day fairytale for the whole family, recommended for ages 6 and up.

Rick and Sue, an older married couple in Brooklyn, rent their spare bedroom on Craigslist. Brooklyn, NY USA www.MikeLemme.com UNDER St Marks 60 min $20 Wed 14-Feb @ 08:50, Sat 17-Feb @ 10:30, Tue 20-Feb @ 07:10, Fri 23-Feb @ 07:10, Wed 28-Feb @ 10:30

Tom Hanks had a volleyball named Wilson. Jake Simonds has a basketball named Spalding--who may or may not embody the spirit of Spalding Gray, neurotic pioneer of the autobiographical monologue. Inspired by Cast Away (2000) and other survival-in-isolation films, ...like nobody's watching explores loneliness in an ever-more-connected world. Portland, OR USA www.jakesimonds.com UNDER St Marks 55 min $12 Thu 15-Feb @ 05:30, Sat 17-Feb @ 08:50, Mon 19-Feb @ 07:10, Sat 24-Feb @ 12:30, Mon 26-Feb @ 10:30, Sat 03-Mar @ 03:50

Families are welcome to watch kid-friendly movies in Galaxy Hall. Features include Despicable Me 3, The Little Mermaid, Cars 3, Paddington, and Journey Home.

When Lerner and Loewe’s My Fair Lady opened on Broadway, it collected six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, while the film version took home eight Oscars, including Best Picture. Based on George Bernard Shaw’s play Pygmalion, My Fair Lady is that rare musical by which all others are measured. The tale of a cockney flower girl transformed into an elegant lady features one of musical theatre’s greatest scores, including: “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly?,” “With a Little Bit of Luck,” “The Rain in Spain,” “I Could Have Danced All Night,” “On the Street Where You Live,” “Get Me to the Church on Time,” and “I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face.”

Set in the late 60's, four friends explore their deep desires and fear through a psychological board game, Dooley. New York, NY USA www.Manningjordan.com The Kraine Theater 50 min $20 Fri 16-Feb @ 05:10, Mon 19-Feb @ 08:50, Thu 22-Feb @ 07:10, Mon 26-Feb @ 10:30, Sat 03-Mar @ 01:40

It's 1924, New York City, and Carl Van Vechten is throwing a grand soiree in honor of the visiting Marchesa Louisa Casati. This is not that party. Join William Knightly, a heartbroken painter in his Harlem studio, and the friends who gather to lighten his spirits. New York, NY USA The Kraine Theater 60 min $15 Sat 17-Feb @ 08:20, Thu 22-Feb @ 08:50, Sun 25-Feb @ 03:30, Tue 27-Feb @ 05:30, Sat 03-Mar @ 03:20

Frigid Festival: BRAVO 25: Your A.I. Therapist Will See You Now - UNDER St Marks Through March 04, 2018 - NYC

Winner ENCORE! Producers Award - Hollywood Fringe Festival 2017. Amber the A.I. therapist is here. Broken hearts, addicts in recovery, a polyamorous lesbian awaits the arrival of Superintelligence, a grieving savant who likes donuts... Wait. Someone needs a piece of somebody's liver? Maybe it's time to return to our breath. San Francisco, CA USA www.elizagibsonperforms.com UNDER St Marks 60 min $15 Fri 16-Feb @ 07:10, Sun 18-Feb @ 01:50, Mon 19-Feb @ 10:30, Sat 24-Feb @ 05:30, Wed 28-Feb @ 05:30, Sun 04-Mar @ 01:50

Original songs outline a tale of love, danger and drunkenness. Join singer-songwriter Ryan Adam Wells for some sad, funny and poignant true stories about alcohol and relationships. Offer up a prayer to the Beer Gods and enjoy the tunes. (non-drinkers welcome!) Perth, Western Australia Australia www.glamartsmanagement.com The Kraine Theater 60 min $15 Wed 14-Feb @ 05:30, Sun 18-Feb @ 05:10, Wed 21-Feb @ 08:50, Fri 23-Feb @ 08:30, Sat 24-Feb @ 01:40, Sun 25-Feb @ 05:10

This LGBTQ adaptation of William Shakespeare's "As You Like It" follows the star-crossed lovers Ross and Orlando as they're separated just as quickly as they fall in love. To avoid certain death, Ross must stay in disguise, but must simultaneously find a way to woo his love without drawing suspicion. Brooklyn, NY USA www.sourgrapesproductions.com The Kraine Theater 60 min $15 Sat 17-Feb @ 03:20, Tue 20-Feb @ 07:10, Fri 23-Feb @ 06:50, Thu 01-Mar @ 08:50, Sat 03-Mar @ 08:20

A daughter. A student. A painter. Renaissance painter Artemisia Gentileschi was destined to create art both immediate and enduring, yet her talent was overshadowed by a violent rape. Drawing from trial testimony and a rich body of work, The Anthropologists create a vivid portrait of an artist. New York City, NY USA www.theanthropologists.org UNDER St Marks 55 min $18 Wed 14-Feb @ 05:30, Sat 24-Feb @ 07:10, Mon 26-Feb @ 07:10, Thu 01-Mar @ 10:30, Sun 04-Mar @ 03:30

The audience perceives the injustices of World War Two through the eyes of a magician entertaining his fellow prisoners. New York, NY USA The Kraine Theater 35 min $12 Wed 14-Feb @ 07:10, Tue 20-Feb @ 08:50, Sat 24-Feb @ noon, Mon 26-Feb @ 07:10, Thu 01-Mar @ 07:10

Award-winning magician Robert Malissa puts the art of the trick on trial. He will lie, cheat, and smile as he presents sleight of hand, mentalism, and deceptive swindles, while making a case for the craft of deception. A fair and balanced examination of the art, for lovers of magic and their ambivalent friends. Yardley, PA USA The Kraine Theater 57 min $12 Wed 14-Feb @ 08:50, Thu 15-Feb @ 07:10, Mon 19-Feb @ 05:30, Tue 20-Feb @ 10:30, Wed 28-Feb @ 08:50, Fri 02-Mar @ 06:50

Experience the serenity and wonder of Brooklyn Botanic Garden in the winter with programs for the entire family. Programs include Discovery Workshops for kids, Family Storytime, a winter wildlife nature walk, and a tour inside the Steinhardt Conservatory featuring tropical, desert, and Mediterranean climates. After touring the Garden, warm up with seasonal brunch and lunch menus in Yellow Magnolia Cafe.

Young Will Shakespeare has writer’s block and the deadline for his new play is fast approaching but he’s in desperate need of inspiration. That is, until he finds his muse – Viola. This beautiful young woman is Will’s greatest admirer and will stop at nothing (including breaking the law) to appear in his next play.  Against a bustling background of mistaken identity, ruthless scheming and backstage theatrics, Will’s love for Viola quickly blossoms and inspires him to write his greatest masterpiece. 

Two wounded, embittered by life, refugees of “civilization” confined to a snowbound cabin, are simultaneously attracted and repelled by each other, as they explore the pain of the past and, in time, consider the possibilities of the present.

Nature Walks with Brad Klein - Brooklyn Botanic Garden Visitor Atrium Through March 04, 2018 - Prospect Heights

Spot winter birds in the Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden and beyond with naturalist Brad Klein. Bring binoculars if you have them.

Join licensed psychotherapist and veteran BBG guide Lynne Spevack, LCSW, for this series hour-long outdoor narrated walks designed to relieve the winter doldrums.

Andy seems to have it all: a hit television series; a beautiful girlfriend; the perfect New York apartment; and the chance to play Hamlet in Central Park. However, Andy’s TV series has been canceled; his girlfriend is eccentric; his apartment is haunted and he HATES Hamlet. M&M Performing Arts Company brings another fast paced show to Lyndhurst. Performed in alternating repertory with a 90-minute adaptation of William Shakespeare's Hamlet.

Obdurate Space: Architecture of Donald Judd is an exhibition focusing on built and unrealized architectural projects by Judd, one of the most recognized artists of the 20th Century. The exhibition reveals how drawing and building cultures impacted his art and suggests how his work has influenced contemporary architecture. Obdurate Space: Architecture of Donald Judd details five selected built projects and proposals, both published and unpublished, for architecture designed between 1984 and 1994 within a threefold thematic framework, providing a window into Judd's body of architectural work. The exhibition will include new representations of projects through both drawing and models, as well as photos of archival material, including drawings and models originally made by the curators, Claude Armstrong and Donna Cohen, while assistants to Judd.

A two-act sweeping, romantic musical about the human need for love and companionship. Having lost his mother at a young age, Victor Frankenstein seeks to end man's mortality and arrogantly enters territory beyond his control. While he enjoys unconditional love from Elizabeth, he grants none to his creation. Published in 1818, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is now entering its bicentennial year, and this musical honors that source material.

"Vivian Reed, human dynamo at Feinstein's/54 Below… you must not miss this great artist. It is the best major artist's show I have seen this year!" -Joe Regan Jr., Theater Pizzazz BACK BY OVERWHELMING DEMAND! After her sell-out show packed Feinstein's/54 Below to the rafters a couple seasons back, multi-award-winning singer, actress and dancer Vivian Reed returns with a brand new show, celebrating the 100th year of Lena Horne. The show will include some of Miss Horne's well known songs reinterpreted with Vivian's unique arrangements and vocal stylings, amidst an eclectic lineup of R&B, jazz, gospel and musical theater songs. Through selections from her critically acclaimed Broadway performance in Bubbling Brown Sugar, as well as from Three Mo' Divas, her concerts and international nightclub appearances, the two-time Tony Award nominee — who is the recipient of a Drama Desk Award, a Theatre World Award and an Outer Critics Circle Award, among others — pays tribute to the people who have had a profound effect on her career. Accompanied by two pianists, a bassist, a drummer and three background singers, her high-energy show also features special guests. It's an evening you'll never forget!

Narrated by Academy Award-winning actress Cate Blanchett, Earthflight is a totally immersive experience, taking the audience on an incredible flight across the world on the wings of birds. Filmed across four continents and 11 countries, with revolutionary aerial techniques and state-of-the-art 3D cameras, viewers join a variety of different avian species on their seasonal journeys. The audience will discover the fascinating science of flight and how birds maneuver simultaneously in flocks a million strong, navigate across whole continents, and collaborate with other animals to find food.

The American Museum of Natural History Presents: Earthflight - American Musuem of Natural History Through March 08, 2018 - New York

Narrated by Academy Award-winning actress Cate Blanchett, Earthflight is a totally immersive experience, taking the audience on an incredible flight across the world on the wings of birds. Filmed in four continents and 11 countries, the film took four years to make. Revolutionary aerial techniques and state-of-the-art 3D cameras deliver the reality of flight as viewers join a variety of different avian species on their seasonal journeys. The audience will discover the fascinating science of flight: how they maneuver simultaneously in flocks a million strong; manage immense journeys; navigate across whole continents; and collaborate with other animals to find food. LeFrak Theater, first floor BBC Earth presents a John Downer Productions and BBC Earth Production Earthflight distributed by BBC Earth and Giant Screen Films. Photo by Christian Moullec © John Downer Productions

Sarah Fairchild’s Cruciferous celebrates the unexpectedly beautiful cabbage, whose proliferation of new life is embodied in how it grows. Once a head of cabbage is harvested, if the base is left abandoned and untouched, it allows for a second harvest of multiple new heads of cabbage to bloom. These colorful blooms are a reminder of the coming season, full of renewal and growth. Cruciferous, adapted from two of Fairchild’s original paintings, brings the promise of things yet to unfold. The dynamic forms, grand scale and rich colors transport viewers into a psychedelic spring.

Badges of Honor: Brooklyn's Protectors - Brooklyn Public Library - Central Library Through March 09, 2018 - Brooklyn

Our exhibit, Badges of Honor: Brooklyn's Protectors, highlighting the good work that is done by every day Brooklynites, brings together items from the Brooklyn Collection's photographs, prints and ephemera collection along with 21 on-loan badges belonging to Brooklyn native, Art Sinai. The exhibit contains badges that span a century (1850 – 1950) selected from a variety of neighborhoods as well as occupations such as beach patrol, sheriffs and firefighters. Art Sinai was raised in East New York, Crown Heights and Sheepshead Bay. After graduating from Brooklyn College in 1961, he started his law enforcement career as a treasury agent. In 1977 at the age of 38 he was appointed to the Treasury Department as a deputy assistant secretary. A year later, after being gifted a badge by a classmate, Mr. Sinai started his collection. This led to a lifelong passion for collection badges, which now includes up to 8,000 federal, state, city, local and railroad badges. It also includes the largest collection of historic humane law enforcement badges in the world. Having bought, sold and traded badges for over 50 years, some of the most thrilling finds are rare badges from Brooklyn. We're pleased to announce that Mr. Sinai is also donating a portion of his collection to the Brooklyn Collection. Everyone has the potential to be someone's hero. By featuring the good work done by Brooklyn's protectors, we aim to shine a light on the everyday members of our community, who in times of trouble take on the mantle.

During the Saturday service, the Rabbi discusses and explains the weekly Torah portion. Light refreshments are served and everyone is invited and welcome to join and share in the warmth, knowledge, and friendship within the congregation.

FACTION's inaugural New York project celebrates the building of identity from a common heritage within a community engaging Harlem exhibition. FACTION Art Projects presents their inaugural exhibition, All That You Have Is Your Soul, a group show of 17 artists, all of whom are tied together by their responses to building identity within a foreign land. The exhibition uses the link of heritage between the artists to present artworks that celebrate difference in identity.

As Uno, a child with autism, faces the challenge of competing in his school's math competition, his friends with varying disabilities - ADHD, visual, hearing, and physical impairment - rally in support. Through puppets and soaring music, Addy & Uno is a 50-minute musical that is a heartfelt and hilarious journey celebrating hope, big dreams, and the beauty of differences.

Andy Warhol Art Exhibition - Hofstra University, David Filderman Gallery Through March 11, 2018 - Hempstead

This original exhibition of works by Andy Warhol, a major pop artist and art celebrity of the 20th century, includes a selection of his screenprints and photographs from the Hofstra University Museum Collections. By juxtaposing his photographs with his screenprints, the exhibition contextualizes and reveals his working methods and artistic process. As a participant in the Andy Warhol Photographic Legacy Program since 2008, the Museum has received donations of 153 photographs (Polaroids and gelatin silver prints) and nine screenprints from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts Inc. Funding has been provided by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

MoMA PS1 presents the first comprehensive retrospective of Carolee Schneemann, spanning the artist's prolific six-decade career. As one of the most influential artists of the second part of the 20th century, Schneemann's pioneering investigations into subjectivity, the social construction of the female body, and the cultural biases of art history have had significant influence on subsequent generations of artists. Carolee Schneemann: Kinetic Painting begins with rarely seen examples of the artist's early paintings of the 1950s and their evolution into assemblages made in the 1960s, which integrated objects, mechanical elements, and modes of deconstruction. In the late 1960s Schneemann began positioning her own body within her work, performing the roles of "both image and image-maker." As a central protagonist of the New York downtown avant-garde community, she explored hybrid artistic forms culminating in experimental theater events. The exhibition considers Schneemann's oeuvre within the context of painting by tracing the developments that led to her groundbreaking innovations in performance, film, and installation in the 1970s, as well as her increasingly spatialized multimedia installations from the 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s.

MoMA PS1 will present the first solo museum exhibition in New York focused on Glasgow-based artist Cathy Wilkes (b. 1966), in conjunction with the inaugural Maria Lassnig Prize. Since the start of her career in the 1990s, Wilkes has created sculptural tableaux that engage with the rituals of life. Regularly employing quotidian products and residual materials drawn from her domestic life, Wilkes's installations connect the banalities of daily existence to larger archetypes of birth, marriage, child-rearing, and death. This combination of the personal and universal parallels a meditation at the heart of her work, in which Wilkes's art enacts an exercise in empathy, exposing deeply felt subjective experiences to reach beyond herself while also insisting upon the fundamentally private nature of artmaking. Wilkes is the first artist to receive the Maria Lassnig Prize, a biennial award established by the Maria Lassnig Foundation in June 2016 to honor the achievements of mid-career artists. The Maria Lassnig Prize was originally envisioned by pioneering Austrian artist Maria Lassnig before her death in 2014 at the age of 94, at height of her artistic powers. Having achieved recognition only later in life, she hoped to encourage the efforts of fellow career artists not yet familiar to the public. In 2014, MoMA PS1 presented Maria Lassnig's first comprehensive American museum survey to universal acclaim.

Mapping America's Road from Revolution to Independence - New York Historical Society Through March 11, 2018 - New York

Mapping America's Road from Revolution to Independence showcases hand-drawn and engraved maps from the 18th and early 19th centuries that illuminate the tremendous changes—geographic, political, and economic—that occurred before, during, and just after the Revolutionary War. The exhibition features rarely displayed manuscripts and printed maps from New-York Historical's own premier collection, including the original manuscript surveys of Robert Erskine, Geographer and Surveyor General of the Continental Army, and his successor Simeon De Witt. Also on display will be John Jay's personal copy of John Mitchell's Map of the British and French Dominions in North America (1755) to which hand-drawn red lines representing proposed boundaries were added during the negotiations of the Treaty of Paris, 1782 - 1783. This exhibition was organized by the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library as We Are One: Mapping America's Road from Revolution to Independence and curated at New-York Historical by Nina Nazionale, Director of Library Operations and Curator of Printed Collections. The book, Revolution: Mapping the Road to American Independence, 1755-1783, is available for purchase at the NYHistory Store. Lead support for We Are One provided by Mary Jo Otsea and Richard H. Brown. Additional support provided by the Berkley Family Foundation, Gerry Lenfest, the Sherry and Alan Leventhal Family Foundation, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel C. Butler, William B. Ginsberg, Ruth and Sid Lapidus, William S. Reese, Tom and Lee Touchton, and an anonymous donor. Exhibitions at the New-York Historical Society are made possible by Dr. Agnes Hsu-Tang and Oscar Tang, the Saunders Trust for American History, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

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: Sarah Thea. February 17 – March 11, 2018 Performance schedule: Sat, Feb 17, 8:00pm Sun, Feb 18, 3:00pm Thu, Feb 22, 7:00pm Fri, Feb 23, 8:00 pm Sat, Feb 24, 8:00pm Sun, Feb 25, 3:00pm Mon, Feb 26, 7:00pm Fri, March 2, 8:00pm Sat, March 3, 8:00pm Sun, March 4, 3:00pm Mon, March 5, 7:00pm Thu, March 8, 7:00 pm Fri, March 9, 8:00pm Sat, March 10, 3:00pm and 8:00pm Sun, March 11, 3:00pm

From Frankenthaler to Warhol: Art of the '60s and '70s - Heckscher Museum of Art Through March 11, 2018 - Huntington

Kids and adults will appreciate the colorful and iconic artwork created during this exciting era, but will have even more fun with the activities in the galleries.  Multiple Lite Brite stations (the toy was introduced in 1967) and more “create your own” fun will let young artists find their inner flower child.

Brian Wild and his interactive animals are coming to Temple Israel. Brian is an experienced in animal handling and will delight both children and parents.  earn about animals and their lifestyles.  Parents will receive handouts which will help them talk to their children about the Jewish value of caring for animals.

Kids will love this 45 minute interactive singalong with puppets, combining original songs, oldies, and traditional children's music. Bring your little ones to sing, clap, dance, and shake their sillies out. Geared towards kids age 0-5 and their families. 

2014. Ezra Wube (b. 1980, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, lives in Brooklyn). Animation. 1,756 frames, photographed from canvas with oil paint. 4 minutes. Ezra Wube works with video, installation, drawing, painting, and performance. Reflecting on his identity as a person of two cultures at the intersection of tradition and modern life, Wube makes work about the uncertainty of time and place and the malleability of memory. A Memory of Astoria, commissioned by the Museum of the Moving Image, is an impressionistic portrait of the blocks surrounding this building. Wube walked the neighborhood to observe the area's confluence of cultures, focusing on everyday moments, sights, and sounds. He reconstituted these experiences into a poetic visual collage, inserting himself as a silhouetted observer exploring the memories of his walks. The production of A Memory of Astoria was an intensive, months-long process, with each frame painted in sequence on top of the last. The result is striking: street scenes assemble and disassemble, leaving visible marks of the past as if time and space have melted together. Through these impressions, Wube reveals a diverse, rapidly changing neighborhood that the Museum has called home for more than 30 years.

Looking for a way to get to know Whitby School  better? Come for  coffee and good conversation  from January 10 through March 14. This series is an informal opportunity to see how their student-driven program inspires children 18 months-Grade 8 to ask big questions, take action in the local community, and prepares students to excel in high school, college and beyond. About Whitby School At Whitby, school is just the beginning.  At Whitby, students grow beyond all expectations. Students, parents, and teachers at Whitby are proud to share their multiple cultures, experiences, and languages with one another. As the first school in America to combine IB and Montessori within an early education program, and the longest running Montessori school in the United States, Whitby's educational approach is a response to what the world needs now more than ever.

Photographer and explorer, Ejaz Khan, will present his photo exhibition Passion at 260 W. 36th Street New York, NY 10018. Ejaz Khan is an explorer and art photographer with a focus on wildlife and nature subjects. The Passion exhibition will feature photos taken from Khan’s adventures over the last few years including his most recent trip to Norway, where he captured the majestic Musk Ox and wild horses that he photographed in France. The exhibition will be open to the public everyday from February 14th – March 14th and you can learn more about his work here: www.ejazkhanearth.com.

EINY organizes school tours from September through December in order to give prospective parents the opportunity to meet the Head of school, the faculty, current parents, and tour our facilities.

Additional dates include:Thursday, January 25, 2018, evening session 6-7:30pmWednesday, February 14, 2018Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Kids will love this 45 minute interactive singalong with puppets, combining original songs, oldies, and traditional children's music. Bring your little ones to sing, clap, dance, and shake their sillies out. Geared towards kids age 0-5 and their families. 

Winter Playdate On The Farm - Suffolk County Farm and Education Center Through March 15, 2018 - Yaphank

This Early Childhood Classroom is toasty warm and filled with lots of things to play with, craft supplies to use, and fun activities to discover. Get your friends together or come and make some new ones. Take part in some child guided exploration. Activities include, free play, access to a variety of art and craft materials, sensory stations. If the weather allows, there will be a visit with the animals and a wagon ride. In the case of extreme weather conditions, date may be rescheduled. Pre-registration is required. Call 631 852-4600 with Visa/MasterCard between 9am and 3pm Monday- Friday.

Talmud and the Ethics of our Sages - Yorktown Jewish Center Through March 15, 2018 - Yorktown Heights

During the Saturday service, the Rabbi discusses and explains the weekly Torah portion. Light refreshments are served and everyone is invited and welcome to join and share in the warmth, knowledge, and friendship within the congregation.

Fun and interactive music class for your little one with the very popular Bobby Doowah! Enjoy rockin' Shabbat music, playtime, and Challah making. Go home with delicious fresh Challah each week!

The Brobot Johnson Experience by Darian Dauchan - The Bushwick Starr Through March 17, 2018 - Brooklyn

The Bushwick Starr is thrilled to collaborate with All For One Theater in presenting The Brobot Johnson Experience, an Afrofuturism transmedia piece written by and starring award-winning solo performer, actor, and poet, Darian Dauchan, who has appeared on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and abroad. The recently coined "Afrofuturism" genre is referred to by The New York Times as "...a political and cultural genre that projects black space voyagers, warriors and their heroic like into a fantasy landscape, one that has long been the province of their mostly white counterparts." At its core, Afrofuturism is about reimagining what the African American experience was and what it could be, and the show is designed to inspire both contemporaries and young people of color to tell outside-of-the-box-stories like Brobot Johnson.

In this musical advenure, the villains of the storybook community learn they have to put their differences aside and team up to save the day.

Make your Shabbat afternoon special and share in the community with art, yoga, and meditation workshops, creative art projects, music, food, and spa experiences, plus indoor and outdoor play. Program offerings for both children and adults.

The Bushwick Starr and All For One Theater present THE BROBOT JOHNSON EXPERIENCE, playing at The Bushwick Starr Theater (207 Starr Street, Brooklyn, NY) from February 14 until March 17. The Brobot Johnson Experience is the culmination of The Brobot Johnson Project, bringing together writer and performer Darian Dauchan’s hip hop album and sci-fi web series into a solo theater piece through multimedia and performance. Using live looped vocals, rhymes, and beatboxing, THE BROBOT JOHNSON EXPERIENCE is a sci-fi hip hop origin story that defies both space and time. One hundred years from now, a race of hip hop androids known as Brobots will form a unit, The Tribe Called Space Quest, to spread their message of peace, love, and dopeness all over the universe. The production is directed by Andrew Scoville. Tickets are $20-$25 and can be purchased online at www.thebushwickstarr.org. For more information, visit www.afo.nyc

All are welcome in the community for a day of relaxation and renewal. From family yoga and story time to whiskey tastings and open swim, PAUSE/PLAY events feature activities for the whole family. And each month, you can spend time with local rabbi's at 'Rabbi's on the Rocks.'

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation is pleased to announce that Jones Beach State Park will be offering a series of walks to see wintering seals January through March. A State Park naturalist will lead visitors on an hour and a half leisurely beach walk to an area where up to four species of seals can be observed. Along the way, there will be opportunities to see many winter birds and to explore marine geology. Please dress appropriately and wear comfortable footwear for hiking. Binoculars are recommended. Meet at the Jones Beach Field #10. Reservations are required and will be accepted beginning two weeks prior to each date. Space is limited. Program fee is $4 per person. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please call and cancel so that others may have the opportunity to attend. Latecomers will forfeit their reservation. To make reservations, or for more information, please call (516) 780-3295. SEAL PROGRAM DAYS AND TIMES: January: Monday 1 1:30 pm Saturday 13 10:00 am Sunday 21 1:30 pm Saturday 27 10:00 am February: Sunday 4 1:30 pm Saturday 10 10:00 am Sunday 18 1:30 pm Saturday 24 10:30 am March: Sunday 4 1:30 pm Saturday 10 10:00 am Sunday 18 1:30 pm

Views of Rome and Naples: Oil Sketches from the Thaw Collection - The Morgan Library & Museum Through March 18, 2018 - New York

During the second half of the eighteenth-century, a journey to Italy was considered an essential component in the education of young artists and noblemen from Northern Europe. Although Venice and Florence were requisite stops on the journey, artists tended to make their longest stay in Rome, and they generally also spent time in Naples. Both cities offered celebrated archeological sites and a taste of the unspoiled rural life of the campagna. Working outdoors, artists recorded their observations of these natural and man-made wonders in small-scale studies, mostly executed with oil paint on paper. In these oils, painters captured the grandiosity of Rome's classical ruins and the sublime natural beauty of Naples, with its famous view of Mount Vesuvius. Artists from France, Belgium, Germany, Norway, and Sweden are featured in this selection. Views of Rome and Naples is the fifth exhibition in a series drawn from the collection of oil sketches acquired by Morgan Trustee Eugene V. Thaw and his wife, Clare. Mr. Thaw is also an honorary trustee of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Magical Promotions together with Coney Island USA presents an afternoon of fun and wonder for the entire family. Enjoy a magical variety show highlighting a vast array of magicians and featuring illusionists, escape artists, and mentalists from around the world.

Inside the cozy Discovery Center, kids of all ages can take a closer look at the wonders of plants and animals in winter. Make bark rubbings, count tree rings, craft a bud necklace and head back into the winter garden with a field notebook to discover the vital sparks of life that lie just below the surface of this quiet season in the Northeast.

This gorgeous new biopic tells the true story of Henry Bates, who risked his life in the perilous Amazon in the 1850s and discovered the “beautiful proof” that supported Darwin’s groundbreaking theories of evolution and natural selection. The film re-creates Bates' 11 challenging years in the Amazon rain forest as he searches for clues about how and why species – butterflies in particular – change and adapt over time to avoid predators. In the spectacular IMAX format, the lush jungle is as beautiful as the monkeys, birds, insects and one troublesome jaguar.Variety magazine said: “While nearly all made-for-IMAX educational movies boast breathtaking visuals, this one matches its imagery with an equally memorable story.”  View the trailer at http://skfilms.ca/productions/amazon-adventure-3d/

You won’t want to miss this musical group’s first appearance at Warner. They are Parents’ Choice award winners, and incorporate fun, fresh, and smart lyrics in a style appealing to kids and adults alike. Join for an awesome afternoon of music for kids and their grown-ups.

Leonard Bernstein at 100 celebrates the centennial of America's greatest classical composer and conductor. Drawing from more than 150 photographs, personal items, papers, scores, correspondence, costumes, furniture, and films, Leonard Bernstein at 100 marks the official exhibit of the centennial and is the most comprehensive retrospective of Bernstein's life and career ever staged in a museum setting. Items on display will include Bernstein's conductor baton; his first childhood piano; the desk used to compose West Side Story; handwritten score sheets for songs from West Side Story, including "America," "Tonight," and "Maria"; Bernstein's handwritten Harvard study notebook from 1939; and more. In addition to the objects and the multi-media presentations, the exhibit includes a number of interactive displays, designed to allow the museum visitor deep access into Bernstein's creative mind and music legacy. A listening bar will enable visitors to explore some of Bernstein's most noted works; and a vocal booth gives visitors the chance to sing lead in West Side Story. Another interactive breaks down the parts of a symphony for greater understanding of Bernstein's greatest orchestral works, while a specially designed interactive gives visitors the opportunity to step into Bernstein's conducting shoes and lead the New York Philharmonic. There are Bernstein home movies, GRAMMY® performances, interviews with contemporaries and colleagues, clips of his most noted stage works, segments taken from Bernstein's famous Young People's Concerts, and performances with the New York Philharmonic.

The gallery ushers in 2018 with a stunning new portrait exhibition, Near To You.  What does it mean to capture the impression or image of a person? What is it that the viewer recognizes in a portrait? The exhibition will be on view January 19 – March 24, with an opening reception on Friday, January 19, from 6:30 – 8:00 pm. Featured artists are Tim Doud, Jenny Dubnau, Donna Festa, John Mitchell, Heather Morgan, and Julia Schwartz. Two of the artists, Dubnau and Festa, are 2017 Alexander Rutsch Painting Award finalists. The exhibition title is inspired by Nina Simone’s haunting version of the Adler-Ross show tune of the same name, and makes us wonder if we are seeing the so-called real person or a trace element, fleeting in time.

In queens, the lives of two generations of immigrant women collide in a basement apartment. When the choices they've made about their security, dignity, and desires come back to haunt them, they must ask: what cannot – and should not – be left behind?

During this workshop series, teens will receive hands on training in basic artistic processes that can be translated into practical job skills. Based on current exhibitions in the galleries at Nassau County Museum of Art, these workshops will encourage participants to explore different methods of art making and design and how a museum can be a resource for creative inspiration. Students with autism will have the opportunity to apply their artistic skills and functional academic learning in a real world setting, while preparing to transition to after school life.

The Ramsey Farmers' Market hosts its 7th year at the indoor winter market. Over 30+ local farmers and food purveyors offer fresh, local, seasonal produce, including organic, artisan breads and fine cheeses, fresh fish directly from the Hampton Bays, hummus, made on site guacamole, gluten free baked goods, organic prepared foods, exotic soups, organic and paleo granola, kombucha, homemade pasta, sauces, mozzarella, and chili, artisan coffee and tea, spices, gourmet olive oils and balsamic vinegar, apple cider and apple cider donuts, free trade chocolates, local honey, organic maple syrup and much more.

Playwright Sarah Burgess (Dry Powder) and Tony-winning director Thomas Kail (Hamilton, Tiny Beautiful Things, Dry Powder) team up again for KINGS, a hilariously blistering new play about money, politics and the state of the American republic. Kate is a whip-smart lobbyist who doesn't waste her time on anyone who can't get elected, stay elected and help her clients get what they want. Kate thinks Representative Sydney Millsap is a political neophyte whose staunch ideals are going to cost her a burgeoning political career. But Representative Millsap and her high-minded principles turn out to be more resilient than Washington was expecting, and for the first time Kate is faced with a choice that might change everything for her: back the system, or back what she believes in? KINGS is a scathingly funny new play about the people at the heart of our democracy.

Hotbed explores the vibrant political and artistic scene of Greenwich Village in the early 20th century, where men and women joined forces across the boundaries of class and race to fight for a better world. At the heart of the downtown radicals' crusade lay women's rights: to control their own bodies, to do meaningful work, and above all, to vote. Immersive installations and more than 100 artifacts and images—drawn from New-York Historical's archives and several private collections—bring to life the bohemian scene and its energetic activist spirit. The exhibition is curated by Joanna Scutts, Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Women's History, and Sarah Gordon, Senior Postdoctoral Marie Zimmermann Legacy Fellow in Women's History, under the direction of Valerie Paley, vice president, chief historian, and director of the Center for Women's History at the New-York Historical Society, and is on view in the Joyce B. Cowin Women's History Gallery.

Daniel Alexander Jones returns to Joe's Pub as Jomama Jones, his critically-acclaimed alter-ego, in BLACK LIGHT. Commissioned as part of Joe's Pub's NEW YORK VOICES program, BLACK LIGHT is a musical revival for a turbulent time. Jomama leads an intimate journey – through the darkness of personal and political upheaval, and the shards of shattered illusions – illuminated by spontaneous humor and what The New Yorker calls her "very particular radiance." Set to pop, soul, rock and disco, this immersive performance piece removes the barrier between artist and audience through inquiry, story and song.

The Hannah Senesh Community Day School in Carroll Gardens hosts its annual Hanukkah Community Art Festival. This holiday art fair is Brooklyn's most popular Hanukkah event featuring a variety of art workshops featuring: Edible chocolate dreidel making Mosaic tile workshop Oil press Cookie and doughnut decorating Tzedakah box making Clay workshop Beeswax candle making

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.

Molding / Mark-Making: Ceramic Artists and Their Drawings - Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Programs Through March 25, 2018 - Long Island City

Opening receptions for Molding / Mark- Making: Ceramic Artists and Their Drawings will be on Sunday, January 21st, 2018 from 2-5pm

A spin on traditional markets, featuring food and artisan vendors in a gallery / greenhouse for customers to shop, linger and eat.

Children and caregivers explore their senses in this interactive class that includes song, storytelling, dramatic role-play, and an art project with different materials to explore every week. Taught by Tirzah Jane Baker. Class size limited to 12 children and their caregivers. Pre-registration required. There will be no class February 21st.

Children and caregivers explore their senses in this interactive class that includes song, storytelling, dramatic role-play and an art project with different materials to explore every week. Taught by: Tirzah Jane Baker Maximum # of participants: 12 children Eleven sessions from January 10-March 28, 2018. $363 for the winter session. Note that this class is designed as a partner class for children and caregivers. Pre-registration for drop-in classes is required.

Each week children and caregivers explore art in the SPARK studio, experiment with materials, discover hidden objects from the BCM collection on scavenger hunt challenges and create masterworks in this one-hour class. Note that this class is designed as a partner class for children and caregivers. Pre-registration required.

Join the enchanting world of puppets and stories in this class for children ages 2-4 years and their caretakers. Along with a storyteller/puppeteer from Spellbound Theatre you and your child will explore creative play, movement, and puppet making. Taught by Spellbound Theatre. Class size limited to 12 children and their caregivers. Pre-registration required. There will be no class February 22nd.

Toddler Storytime - New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building Through March 29, 2018 - Midtown

Toddlers from 13-36 months and their parents/caregivers can enjoy interactive stories, action songs, and fingerplays, and spend time with other toddlers in the neighborhood.

Space is limited. Tickets are given out on a first come, first served basis. The line for tickets (10:15 session) begins at 9:30 on the ramp at the 42nd Street door.  Once 10:15 tickets run out, tickets for the 11:15 session will be distributed.  

Join the enchanting world of puppets and stories in this class for children ages 2-4 years and their caretakers. Along with a storyteller/puppeteer from Spellbound Theater you and your child will explore creative play, movement, and puppet making. This class is taught by Spellbound Theater. Note that this class is designed as a partner class for children and caregivers. Pre-registration for drop-in class required.

Teaching musician Lavender Blues explores music, movement, and rhythm with children ages 1-3 years in this engaging jam session. During this class kids develop an understanding of rhythm and music, build awareness and control of their body as well as develop social and coordination skills. The class is taught by Alex Louis-Jacques, founder of  Lavender Blues. Note that this class is designed as a partner class for children and caregivers. Pre-registration for drop-in classes required.

Check out this indoor public ice skating rink open daily, with Friday night sessions full of lights and music.

Hogwarts Book Club - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Main Library Through March 29, 2018 - Garnerville

Have you ever made something happen whenever you were angry or scared, without even trying? Do you believe in a world where anything is possible with a flick of a wand? You just may be a wizard! Join in the Hogwarts Book Club to discuss the stories and adventure of Harry Potter and his days at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry! Registration begins January 1 for everyone!

Children along with a caregiver can participate in a variety of different developmental activities. From bounce house, balance beam, bouncy balls, mat activities, and more to help develop social skills, balance, and coordination. This is an open recreation time and is not staff led.

French for Little Ones at SPARK by BCM - Spark by Brooklyn Children's Museum Through March 30, 2018 - DUMBO

Immerse your little one in our language discovery class for babies and toddlers from 9 months to 3 years. Through song, theatrical play and movement children and caregivers become familiar with French vocabulary, pronunciation, and grammar. Taught by Magda Lahliti, French for Little Ones. Class size limited to 15 children and their caregivers. Pre-registration required. There will be no class February 23.

Toddlers and their parents or caregivers can enjoy stories, songs, and other activities from 10:15am to 11am. Each session features stories, songs, and games that encourage children's emerging language skills. Open to all children younger than 5 who are able to sit quietly. Limited to the first 20 children.

During this workshop series, teens will receive hands on training in basic artistic processes that can be translated into practical job skills. Based on current exhibitions in the galleries at Nassau County Museum of Art, these workshops will encourage participants to explore different methods of art making and design and how a museum can be a resource for creative inspiration. Students with autism will have the opportunity to apply their artistic skills and functional academic learning in a real world setting, while preparing to transition to after school life.

During this workshop series, teens will receive hands on training in basic artistic processes that can be translated into practical job skills. Based on current exhibitions in the galleries at Nassau County Museum of Art, these workshops will encourage participants to explore different methods of art making and design and how a museum can be a resource for creative inspiration. Students with autism will have the opportunity to apply their artistic skills and functional academic learning in a real world setting, while preparing to transition to after school life.

All around the world, engineers are pushing the limits of ingenuity and innovation in unexpected, imaginative, and amazing ways. The audience will take a journey of discovery, from the world's tallest building to a bridge higher than the clouds, and a solar race across Australia-to witness how today's engineers are shaping the world of tomorrow. This inspiring film also delves into the heart that drives engineers to never give up. Learn how students in an underserved high school in Arizonia build an underwater robot that will compete agaist well-funded groups from MIT and other higher universities.

Scribner's Lodge x Veuve Clicquot Après Ski - Scribner's Catskill Lodge Through March 31, 2018 - Hunter

We are sharing details around the Après Ski offering that Veuve Clicquot Champagne is bringing to Scribner’s Catskill Lodge, taking place now through the end of March. If you are looking for an elevated weekend getaway to escape the city, let a little champagne be your inspiration. This winter, delight in this dreamy oasis at Scribner’s Catskill Lodge, complete with fireside fondue, custom s’mores kits and of course, a fully stocked Veuve Clicquot Champagne bar. For a Clicquot twist on your typical winter cocktail, try the below selection of seasonal Champagne cocktails made with Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label, Rosé and Demi-Sec, created to perfectly pair with hand-crafted snacks including warm crab dip, smoked salmon, jalapeño cheese bites and more.

Returning for the 10th season, the Palisades Indoor Farmers' Market brings the FARMS to YOU every Saturday 9:00am-1:00pm. Housed in a charming historic schoolhouse, stock up on just picked veggies and locally made artisinal specialties. Craft table for kids. Every Saturday in December Hudson Valley crafts are available for gift giving. For more information, e-mail PCC@palisadesny.com

Plunge into the oceans to encounter unique, dangerous and colorful creatures. Narrated by actors Johnny Depp and Kate Winslet, this film leaps into oceans around the world to spotlight exotic creatures, including wolf eels, manta rays, ocean sunfish, a huge species of squid that vibrates colors, several odd relatives of sea stars, and a camouflaged frogfish. Audiences go face-to-face with thse creatures. 

touring Lincoln Center Join one of our expert guides for an unparalleled insider's experience at the world's leading performing arts center, home to the Metropolitan Opera, the New York City Ballet, the New York Philharmonic, and more. For information on verbal description campus tours for visitors who are blind or have low vision, please click here.

See seals and waterfowl during an invigorating 2.5 hour cruise. Aquarium educators will point out federally-protected marine mammals and talk about their natural histories. And they'll discuss what happens with the Sound's marine population during the winter: who stays, who migrates out, and who migrates in. Photograph winter waterfowl, such as buffleheads, mergansers, Brant gees, and long-tailed ducks. Binoculars will be provided. Dress  warmly. Participants must be at least 42 inches.

Beginners can drop in for snowshoe lessons and learn how to wear and adjust snowshoes. Lessons may last up to one hour.

Get close to some of the most beautiful, but dangerous animals in the sea at this newly-expanded exhibit. Come explore the most species of jellies in New England. Come explore large new displays with such non-native species as brown sea nettles, Australian spotted jellies, Japanese sea nettles, and more. 

Visit the toy boat-making area for a fun 20-minute boat-building activity, Build and decorate a toy sailboat to take home as a special keepsake of your visit. 

Now in it's 17th smash year - Naked Boys Singing continues to prove that clothes alone do not make the man! In this all-male, all-nude, musical comedy revue 6 gorgeous and talent young men entertain for 60 minutes through hilarious original music including the songs "The Perky Little Pornstar", "Gratuitous Nudity", and more!

This newly opened, immersive entertainment experience takes families on a simulated underwater adventure to witness Pacific Ocean life firsthand. It's an interactive journey across a 60,000-square-foot marine attraction to meet sea lions, humpback whales, and great white sharks. Catch sight a stunning coral reef and other awe-inspiring sights and sounds thanks to an incredible visual effects team and award-winning designers and sound engineers. This walk-through experience lasts approximately 90 minutes. Buy tickets online for a reserved entry time. A portion of proceeds supports the National Geographic Society's nonprofit work in conservation, exploration, research, and education.

From Fulton Ferry: Building Downtown Brooklyn - New York Transit Museum Through March 31, 2018 - Downtown Brooklyn

Using the museum’s vintage subway cars as the stage, you’ll design a crowd of puppets that animate a tale of travel.

This season’s bird walks will be impromptu. Sign up to receive alerts about bird walks two days ahead of time based on weather conditions.

Check out this holiday sample sale with brands including Masala Baby, Frenchie, Mini Couture, Sophie, Catalou, Bit'z Kids, Republic of Pigtails, Lili Collection Home and Loft, Loralin Designs, Kickee Pants, Mini Shatsu, and PeacheyBoo. Along with all the sale there will be activities for parents and children including a Brooklyn Bowl children's concert, FiDi Families arts and crafts, and complementary cocktails for the adults.

Seal walks meet at the Jones Beach Nature Center. We then go to Field 10 after sign-in and a short presentation at the Nature Center.

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, writers, content creators, movers, shakers, and makers of all kinds. In partnership with Sokoloff Arts (501c3), the program is part residency, part incubator, and part home base: offering the ultimate creative freedom to grow. An application-based program, the Fellowship offers free access to shared spaces, rehearsal/performance/event space subsidies, and the opportunity to be a part of a shared creative community, working together under one roof.   "I am so proud to be developing this necessary program at Town," said Chie Morita, Deputy Director at Town Stages and Coordinator of the Fellowship Program. "Seemingly simple needs like a quiet space to write, a spot for a designer brainstorm that isn't a coffee shop, and a central meeting point for open and honest conversations are the building blocks for community and collaboration. We often see Fellowships as grants of space or time towards a singular vision, but I want us to build an atmosphere in which we share in a greater creative resource, our fellow artists."   Robin Sokoloff, Executive Director of Town Stages adds, "Over the years, countless local innovators have expressed their desire for more freedom, flexibility, and feedback as they work. Now, after an extraordinary effort on all fronts to secure and transform a bigger facility, we can't wait to answer the call for space and support. Designed and heralded by Ms. Morita, the Fellowship Program codifies these offerings under our new roof."   Town Stages (Robin Sokoloff, Executive Director) is located in the heart of Tribeca. TOWN is New York's premier venue to celebrate, collaborate and put on a show.A new female-driven cultural arts institution and venue space, Town Stages is a state-of-the-art, flexible performance and event space that can support the entire lifecycle of New York's hallmark industries. With a stunning 9,000 square foot storefront facility, TOWN provides world-class cultural experiences and opportunities for all:  from civic to corporate, tech to theater.With a Mainstage, a Cabaret Lounge, and a multi-use event space with a capacity of 225, Town Stages offers much-needed space and production resources for businesses, arts organizations, and families. TOWN boasts ticketed performances and curated community programing, from performance art to dance to theatre, and is also available for fashion shows, film shoots, weddings, and beyond.  For more information, visit www.townstages.com.   Sokoloff Arts (501c3) is an emerging cultural institution providing inspired space, prospective, and opportunity for cutting edge events in all sectors of The Arts, Corporate, Civic, and Cultural life in New York City. Led by a team of women from diverse backgrounds and artistic expressions, Sokoloff Arts works to provide viable and safe space to congregate, strives to promote cross-cultural community engagement, and blends the arts and business to create sustainable solutions to social and financial inequalities. The organization assists young creators with not only space, but resource generation, production, and community. To address the overwhelming demand for hi-tech, flexible, and affordable performance and event space in New York City, Sokoloff Arts is building Town Stages. To learn more, visit sokoloffarts.org.     2018 FELLOWS   Jessica Anderson (with Stefanie Izzo, Alex Kocheva, Amy Stewart, and the Astoria Music Project) Jessica has been an active pianist, teacher and vocal collaborator in New York City since 2011. Before relocating to New York, Jessica Anderson was employed by Roosevelt University where she served as a vocal coach and rehearsal pianist. She completed her Master of Music Degree in Piano Performance from the same institution where she studied solo repertoire with Dr. Winston Choi and collaborative with Dr. Dana Brown. While attending Roosevelt, she was active as both a soloist and collaborator, featured in their opera productions, scenes, multiple chamber groups, many vocal recitals and solo performances. While earning her Bachelor of Music Degree in Piano Performance from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville she studied with Dr. Linda Perry. www.jessicaandersonpiano.com   Caps Lock Theatre (Mariah MacCarthy, Melissa Lusk, Leta Tremblay) Art-wives Mariah MacCarthy (book/lyrics) and Leta Tremblay (director) run Caps Lock Theatre together. Their collaborations have been called "a lot of fun" by The New York Times, nominated for multiple awards, and presented at venues from the Cincinnati Fringe Festival to the Obie-winning Ensemble Studio Theatre. Melissa Lusk (lyrics/music) is a Brooklyn-based composer, mother, legal secretary, and member of the band Teen Girl Scientist Monthly. She is one of the original creators of feminist pop concert "Baby No More Times." Favorite writing credits include ...things i found on craigslist (music and selected lyrics) and l(y)re (music and lyrics). capslocktheatre.com   Joanna Carpenter Joanna Carpenter is an actor, singer, creator, director, and producer based in New York City. An outspoken advocate for equality and critic of sexism and racism, she works to find ways to channel her feelings through art. She has produced a number of benefit concerts to support organizations vital to our community, such as Planned Parenthood and the Hetrick-Martin Institute. Joanna most recently screened her directorial debut film Untitled at Town Stages, documenting and recreating various real-life incidents of harassment and assault. She hopes that this film can serve alongside the current socio-political climate as a conversation-starter, with the belief that change CAN happen, that women CAN be viewed as equals, not things or less-than or sex objects.  www.joannacarpenter.com   Matt Cox (with Kristin McCarthy Parker, Stephen Stout, and Colin Waitt) Matt Cox is a playwright, actor, improviser, and former comic book retail associate based in New York City. His play Puffs Or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years At A Certain School Of Magic & Magic is currently playing Off-Broadway at New World Stages. Other work includes: Kapow-i GoGo, Happy Little Trees: A Bobyssey, Cool Chefs Jr., and The Kapow-i GoGo Holiday Special. He authored the radio play El Hombre Bovino for WNYC's The Greene Space. His work has been produced at New World Stages, The Elektra Theater, The PIT, The Tank, and The Flea Theater, among other places. He is a director for The Story Pirates. www.mattcoxland.com   Ephrat Asherie Dance Ephrat "Bounce" Asherie (Dancer), a 2016 Bessie Award Winner for Innovative Achievement in Dance, is a New York City based bgirl, dancer and choreographer. As artistic director of Ephrat Asherie Dance (EAD), she has presented work at Jacob's Pillow, FiraTarrega and New York Live Arts, among others. Ephrat has received numerous awards to support her work including a National Dance Project Award from NEFA, a Mondo Cane! Commission from Dixon Place and an Extended Life Residency from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. Ephrat has taught at Wesleyan University and is on faculty at Broadway Dance Center. www.ephratasheriedance.com   Esperance Theater Company (Katie Hartke, Charlie Murphy, Ryan Quinn) Esperance is an NYC-based theater company founded in 2015 by Ryan Quinn, Charlie Murphy, and Katie Hartke. Previous productions in NYC include Twelfth Night and Youth & Ambition, and workshops of The Canada Lee Project and The Native Son Project, in collaboration with playwright Mona Z. Smith and the Paramount Hudson Valley Arts. Inspired by Shakespeare, "Esperance" is a word that appears a few times throughout the canon: it is defined as "hope" or "expectation". For us this means a constant reaching toward renewal, development, artistic excellence, and ultimately a stronger connection to our audience. www.esperancetheatercompany.org   Jono Freedrix Jono Freedrix is a writer & director best known for The Fluid Trilogy, a series of dark and twisted female-driven comedies that has screened in over 30 film festivals, winning several best comedy awards. The series is made up of three short films: "Bloody Mary," "Sucklepump," & "Bun in the Oven," and has been described as "transcendent absurdist humor" grounded in female empowerment. Jono was born in Vancouver where he became president of The Virtual Stage, a multi award-winning film & theater company. He moved to Brooklyn in 2013 where he makes short films through his company Super Twisted Productions. He's currently working on a new feature film. www.jonofreedrix.com   Jason Jacobs Jason Jacobs is a New York-based director, writer, and teaching artist. His original musical Miss Blanche Tells It All was seen at the 2017 New York Musical Festival. Recent directing include a co-adaptation of Uncle Tom's Cabin at Pittsburgh Playhouse, Lavender Songs at Pangea and Subprime at Jersey City Theatre Center. His play Another Horatio Alger Story was presented at Pride Plays and Film's Gay Play Fest 2016. Jason is a member of Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab, a Master Teaching Artist for Roundabout Theatre, and Associate of SDC. He received his BA from Yale and MFA from Columbia. www.Jason-Jacobs.com   Matthew Jellison  Matthew Jellison is the author of the giants, parts one and two, which was produced at Loft 227 last winter. He is the 2012 /2013 Kenan Playwriting Fellow at the Kennedy Center, an alumnus of the FreshGround Pepper PlayGround PlayGroup and SPACE on Ryder Farm, a Semi-Finalist and two-time Playwriting Observor at the O'Neill National Playwright's Conference, and a finalist for the Soho Rep Writer / Director's Lab. Matthew is an instructor at WritopiaLab NYC, where he helps kids develop original writing. Matthew graduated from the acting program at the North Carolina School of the Arts.   Christine Toy Johnson Christine Toy Johnson is an award-winning writer, actor, director and advocate for inclusion. Her plays and musicals have been developed at such places as the Roundabout Theatre Company, O'Neill Theater Center, Village Theatre, Crossroads Theatre, The Barrow Group and more. A collection of her work is included in the Library of Congress Asian Pacific American Performing Arts Collection. As an actor, she's been featured extensively on Broadway, Off-Broadway, film, and television. She is a proud member of the Councils of both the Dramatists Guild and Actors' Equity. Recipient of a 2016 Meryl Streep/IRIS Writers Lab fellowship and the 2013 Rosetta LeNoire Award. www.christinetoyjohnson.com   Hyeyoung Kim and Shoshana Greenberg Hyeyoung Kim and Shoshana Greenberg received MFAs from the Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program at NYU. Their musical Days of Rage has had readings at NYU (2014) and with New York Theatre Barn (2016), and was featured in New York Theatre Barn's New Works Series (2016) and Choreography Lab (2017). Their musical A Story No One Knows will be part of New York Theatre Barn's upcoming New Works Series (April, 2018). Hyeyoung Kim is also a MAC Nominee, 2005 recipient of the Jonathan Larson, Daryl Roth, and TRU Daniel Marshall Multicultural awards. www.hyeyoungkimmusic.com http://shoshanagreenberg.com/   Steven Kopp Steven Kopp (Co-Founder, Kopp & Caddigan Productions) is a Freelance Producer & Director. Formerly the Assistant to David Binder, Broadway Producer of Hedwig and the Angry Inch and Of Mice and Men. Producing & Directing credits: Billy and the Golden Pencil (Barn Arts Collective), Spike Heels by Theresa Rebeck (Loft 227), Late For Brunch (The Pit Loft), The Black Parade: An Evening of Live Music (Loft 227), The Screen (Taksu Theatre Company and The Simpletons). Producing credits: The Tempest (Taksu Theatre Company). Assistant Directing credits: I Remember Mama by John Van Druten (Transport Group), The Maids by Jean Genet (Sonnet Repertory Theatre).   Yan Li Yan Li makes musicals and paper cranes. His work has involved sexually adventurous puppets, blood-letting bakers, adventurous octogenarians and blind villagers. Most recently represented off-Broadway with the NY Times Critics' Pick show Made In China, Yan's theatrical shenanigans have been allowed in a variety of venues on 4 continents. He loves that Ringo's most famous contribution to The Beatles was a song about an octopus' garden and tries to live by that standard as a writer. Yan also works actively as a music director, educator, pianist, and essayist and is a NYU Tisch Fellow and O'Neill Center finalist (later O'Neill Center goer for another show). www.yanlicomposer.com   Made with Sass (Samantha Slater) Made with Sass, founded by Samantha Slater, is a female focused production company. We choose honest and unique stories, often found within the context of ordinary, and we tell them from the female perspective. Both in the content we choose and the creative team we hire, Made with Sass aims to employ women in leadership roles of the filmmaking and theatre-making process. Company accomplishments include: Edmonton International Film Fest (Oscar qualifying), USA Film Fest (Finalist - International Short Film Competition), IndieWorks (Audience Choice Award Winner), San Jose International Short Film Festival, Brooklyn Women's Film Fest, HollyWeb Fest ('14 & '16), NYC & Austin Web Fests, and New York Comedy Shorts Fest. www.madewithsass.com   Jessie Mahon Originally from the Midwest, Jessie Mahon is a New York City-based theatre and visual artist. Her highly metaphysical, dreamlike contemporary paintings explore healing, growth and visibility. A graduate of a BFA acting program and a self-taught artist, her paintings have sold to collectors and friends all over the country. www.jessiemahon.com MAWU Founded in 2007, MAWU is an all-female crew and dance company born out of New York's underground house scene, whose mission is to embody strong, positive images of women in the urban dance community, and to create fierce and creative works that will both educate and inspire new audiences. The group has presented original work at Alvin Ailey, Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance, Jamaica Performing Arts Center, SummerStage, Red Hook Fest, and performed and taught around the US as well as globally. MAWU received the 2016 NYC Dance Awards 'Crew of the Year' award and recently celebrated their 10th anniversary. The ladies of MAWU are Chriz, Ephrat, Jimbo, Linda, Rhodesia, Secada, Tara, and Tine. www.mawudance.com   MelimeL Digital Art Design MelimeL is a creative artist and mompreneur. She is CEO and Founder of design company, MelimeL Digital Art Design, and is co-partner of MELySMAX LLC (with her husband), a company dedicated to the arts and event production, currently known for its successful concert series Smax Music Live and Smax Music Live With Friends. She is passionate about women empowerment and hosts an annual Women Empowerment Event during Women's History Month in NYC (the upcoming 6th Annual is on March 10, 2018). In 2015, she launched The sisSTAR Loop, an online platform and initiative for women-owned business and professionals. Through the annual event and The sisSTAR Loop, she hopes to inspire other women to excel in their personal and professional lives. www.mldigitalart.com   Rebecca Odorisio Born and raised in the Philadelphia suburb of Ardmore, PA, Rebecca "Bex" Odorisio left for New York at the age of eighteen to pursue her dramatic education. She studied at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts (Playwrights Horizons Theater School) and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. Since earning her B.F.A., she has placed equal emphasis on musical, comedic, and dramatic pursuits, and has worked her away across a wide theatrical spectrum, performing everything from Shakespeare to Sondheim to Strayhorn. She is the recipient of the 2016 Silver Medal from the American Traditions Competition and an enthusiastic member of America's Sweethearts. www.rebeccaodorisio.com   Pocket Universe (Alyssa May Gold) Pocket Universe is a New York City-based theater and film production company dedicated to reconsidering and reimagining classic stories and conventions. Founded by Alyssa May Gold, Pocket Universe introduced itself to New York in the summer of 2017 with a sold-out run of Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare set in an all-girls high school at the Access Theater. Pocket Universe also produced the web series, "You Made It Worse," a rom-com where the girl pines for her dream job, which has screened at Brooklyn Web Fest and the New York Indie Theater Film Festival. www.pocket-universe.com   Charlotte Purser Charlotte Purser (playwright, actor) Charlotte is a writer, actor, producer, and filmmaker in New York City. She is the executive producer and founder of ThisThistle Media, an independent film, theatre, and tv production company. She has written and produced four short films and a staged reading of a play. As an actor, she has performed regionally, in New York City, and across the UK. Notable parts include Sister James in Doubt at Arkansas Repertory Theatre, Mrs. Darling in the Peter Pan national tour, and Gertrude in Hamleton the Globe stage in London. www.charlottepurser.com Richard Pictures Presents (David Hilder and Dan McCoy) Richard Pictures Presents is a New York City-based theatrical combine dedicated to presenting bold, exciting new plays in conversation with our interior and exterior worlds. RPP began in 2015 with the collaboration between playwright Daniel McCoy and director David Hilder, both graduates of the Hunter College MFA Playwriting program, on a workshop production of Daniel's play Perfect Teeth at Theaterlab NYC. It continued with a workshop and staged reading of Daniel's play Dick Pix, directed by Brown/Trinity graduate Heidi Handelsman, at Ensemble Studio Theatre in 2016. In summer of 2018, Daniel, David, Heidi and RPP will return to Theaterlab with a repertory production of both Perfect Teeth and Dick Pix. After that, who knows?   Ripening (Vanessa Walters, and Brian Gonzalez aka Taxiplasm) Ripening explores our manifold emotional, physical, and psychological relationships with time and the inevitable cruelty it wreaks. The journey is one of arriving, becoming, blossoming, maturing, decaying, and ultimately transforming. Through film, installation, and live performance, each Ripening installment traverses themes of aging and beauty, vanity, femininity, fantasies and nightmares. Conceived by choreographer Vanessa Walters, Ripening has been under development for five years.  Walters and co-director / filmmaker, Brian Gonzalez screened Ripening at Lincoln Center, Tribeca Cinemas, Dance on Camera Festival, Cucalorus Film Festival, and Nada / Art Basel. Triskelion Presents and Irondale's FLICfest have showcased live incarnations of the work. www.vanessawalters.com   Andy Scott Andy Scott is a stage director and filmmaker. His work is inspired by social issues, unrealistic expectations and bizarre possibilities. His current digital projects are "KOOL AID," an anthology web-series that explores conformity, and "CALL IT A WITCH HUNT," a short film about witches (perhaps from Salem) in a toxic masculinity-fueled office. Favorite stage credits include Aphrodisiac (Loft 227), Rent and The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre), Completeness (West of 10th Theatre Company), and Catherine Weingarten's Are You Ready to Get PAMPERED!?. Andy earned his BA in Theatre at Greensboro College, and currently works at A+E Networks with the Brand Partnerships team. andydirects.tumblr.com   Shallow Graves(Jenny Lester and Juliana Jurenas) Shallow Graves is a multifaceted production company founded in 2014 by Jenny Lester and Juliana Jurenas. The pair started making shorts and sketch comedy before turning their attention to the half-hour series medium with their road-trip dramedy, Platonics. Shallow Graves strives to tell small stories that embody the human experience while exploiting the universal three-dimensionality of all people - whether those people live on a small screen, big screen, or eight times a week in a tiny blackbox. www.shallow-graves.com   Crystal Skillman Crystal Skillman is the author of Geek, Cut, and King Kirby (co-written with Fred Van Lente), all NYTimes Critics picks. She is the musical theater book writer of Mary & Max (with Composer/Lyricist Bobby Cronin). As a 2018 Sokoloff Arts Fellowship recipient, Crystal will be working on her new play Pulp Vérité, with director Margot Bordelon, and her new musical Postcard American Town with Composer/Lyricist Lynne Shankel. Pulp Vérité received readings at Cherry Lane, Judson Church, and a 2015 Clifford Odets Ensemble Play Commission. After development at the Lark, and a lab with NYU's Steinhardt School, Postcard American Town had its first industry presentation in January 2018. Crystal is represented by UTA. www.crystalskillman.com   The Long Table (David Loewy, Noah Reece, Greg Taubman, Jocelyn Vammer) The Long Table is an ongoing, performance-driven exploration of the ways that specific communities share food, story, and song. These immersive evenings weave folk narrative and music into a communal meal, each version showcasing the work of artists from a different cultural background. Long Table performances engage audiences with the experience of communities that may be distinct from their own, while revealing the common threads between cultures. The Long Table was conceived by David Loewy, Noah Reece, Greg Taubman, and Jocelyn Vammer. In its inaugural iteration in 2018, The Long Table will host a Viking Feast at Town Stages in TriBeCa.   The Rigano Songbook (David and Paul Rigano) Brothers David and Paul Rigano make up the songwriting team of The Rigano Songbook. Specializing in musical theatre and cabaret, the Brothers Rigano have written the scores for The Holy Cows of Credence South Dakota and You Heard It Here (NY Winterfest Award for Best Musical Score). They are the creators of the hit cabaret series "I Ought to Behave" and Other Naughty Songs and The Ides of March Extravaganza. The Riganos couldn't be more thrilled to be starting their newest endeavor, Broadway On Deck, at TOWN Stages with Sokoloff Arts. youtube.com/RiganoSongbook   Jamila Youngstedt Jamila Youngstedt is a freelance dance and Cyr Wheel artist. Current performer/choreographer/co-director of Tactile Movement Collective. B.F.A. Dance (Magna Cum Laude) Cornish College of the Arts. Company/performance credits include: ZviDance (current apprentice), Loren Royse & Co. ("Spun" at Jacob's Pillow), Kinetic Architecture Dance Theatre, Buglisi Dance Theatre, Shelter Repertory Dance Theatre; work by Merce Cunningham, William Forsythe, Iyun Harrison, Patricia Hon, Robert Moses, Christian Burns, Alex Ketley. Training highlights: Interlochen Arts Academy, Mark Morris Dance Group, Royal Danish Ballet, San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, BalletMet, Flint Institute of Music. She is a Certified Pilates Instructor and Certified GYROTONIC® Trainer. jamilayoungstedt.weebly.com

Sea of Light installation will be like no winter light show you have ever seen before. Explore a fully immersive sensory adventure of light and sound activated by proximity and touch. 

A learn to ski/snowboard and tubing destination offering an alpine escape right in your backyard. Enjoy a variety of skiing and snowboarding terrain for all abilities with short lift lines and uncrowded trails. Equipment rentals and instruction for all ages available.

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation is pleased to announce that Montauk Point State Park will host a series of walks to observe wintering seals. Beginning in December and continuing through March 2018, a State Park naturalist will lead visitors on a leisurely beach walk to an area where up to four species of seals can be observed. Along the way, there will be opportunities to see many winter birds and to explore marine geology. The walk is approximately 3 miles long and will take 2-3 hours to complete. Participants are asked to dress appropriately, to wear footwear appropriate for hiking, strollers are not recommended and to meet at the Montauk Point Lighthouse Grill and concession stand 10 minutes prior to the start time. Binoculars are recommended. Reservations are required. To make reservations and/or for more information, call (631) 668-5000.

'The Snowy Day and Other Stories by Ezra Jack Keats' - St. Luke's Theatre Through March 31, 2018 - Midtown

A play that celebrates the wonder of childhood in the city: the excitement of a fresh snowfall, the delight of whistling for the first time, the awe in finding a special treasure. Four of Keats' best stories are brought to life, including Whistle for Willie, Goggles!, and A Letter to Amy. Singing, live action, humor, and shadow puppets make the 60-minute show fun for all.

The Beautiful Brain: The Drawings of Santiago Ramón y Cajal - Grey Art Gallery Through March 31, 2018 - New York

The Beautiful Brain: The Drawings of Santiago Ramón y Cajal is the first U.S. museum exhibition to present the extraordinary drawings of Santiago Ramón y Cajal (Spain, 1852–1934), the father of modern neuroscience. Cajal's astonishing depictions of the brain—which combine cutting-edge scientific knowledge with consummate draftsmanship—offer much greater clarity than photographs, so much so that they are still in wide use today.Featuring approximately 80 of Cajal's drawings, the show will situate them within the history of scientific illustration from the 16th to 19th centuries, and juxtapose them with contemporary visualizations of the brain. Organized by the Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum at the University of Minnesota in collaboration with the Cajal Institute, the exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated book published by Abrams.

Baya: Woman of Algiers is the first North American exhibition of works by the self-taught Algerian artist Baya Mahieddine (1931–1998). Known as Baya, she was born in Bordj el-Kiffan and orphaned at age five. Encouraged by her adoptive French mother to pursue art, she began as an adolescent to paint gouaches and make ceramics. Her work was soon discovered by fabled gallerist Aimé Maeght who, along with André Breton, organized an exhibition in Paris in 1947. Baya's colorful depictions of women, rhythmic patterns, and bright palette drew the attention of Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso, with whom she later collaborated in the renowned Madoura pottery studio in Vallauris. Celebrated in both Algeria and France, Baya has yet to gain international recognition. Woman of Algiers reexamines Baya's career within Surrealist, "outsider," and North-African post-colonial art contexts.

Throughout August, Little Orchestra Society is in residence at Brooklyn Children’s Museum for a series of family music workshops. Each session explores music of a different culture, engaging children, parents, and caregivers through movement, song, composition, and an introduction to world instruments. Sessions accommodate up to 25 participants on a first-come, first served basis. See website for schedule.

Experiment with clay and explore your inner artist in this fun and messy introduction to clay. Projects take between 1.5 and 2 hours.

Space is limited. Tickets go on sale at the front desk at 10am the day of class. Call 914-937-2047 to register or drop in by 1:45pm. First come, first served.

The Pleasantville Farmers Market brings its goods indoors for winter at the largest, year-round farmers market in Westchester. With over 40 vendors participating in the indoor market, the delicious good time continues each Saturday at the Pleasantville Middle School cafeteria.

Family friendly screenings run most Saturdays and Sundays at 11:00 a.m. in the Bartos Screening Room.

Take a trip back to Springfield High as we follow the singing quartet, The Marvelous Wonderettes,, from a hilarious last minute performance at their 1958 senior prom to their 10 year reunion. Told through the biggest pop hits of the decades - "It's My Party", "Leader of the Pack", "Mr. Sandman", "Lollipop", "Respect", and more!

Now in its 8th smash year and winner of the Off-Broadway Alliance Award for Best Musical - NEWSical is NYC's hilarious, ever-evolving, sketch comedy musical of all the news that's fit to spoof!

The new season opens with this ceremonial first skate hosted by the reigning Olympic Ice Dance Champions Meryl Davis and Charlie White. Youth skaters of Ice Theatre of New York and Figure Skating in Harlemwill join for this celebratory session. 

The Rink at Rockefeller Center is always the first New York rink to open each year and is open to the public daily from 8:30am-12am, from Columbus Day to Easter. First designed as a temporary attraction, The Rink has evolved into one of the city’s most legendary landmarks and one of the most visited sites in Manhattan.

Club 57: Film, Performance, and Art in the East Village, 1978–1983 - MoMA : Museum of Modern Art Through April 01, 2018 - New York

The East Village of the 1970s and 1980s continues to thrive in the global public's imagination. Located in the basement of a Polish Church at 57 St. Marks Place, Club 57 (1978–83) began as a no-budget venue for music and film exhibitions, and quickly took pride of place in a constellation of countercultural venues in downtown New York fueled by low rents, the Reagan presidency, and the desire to experiment with new modes of art, performance, fashion, music, and exhibition. A center of creative activity in the East Village, Club 57 is said to have influenced virtually every club that came in its wake. Club 57: Film, Performance, and Art in the East Village, 1978–1983 is the first major exhibition to fully examine the scene-changing, interdisciplinary life of this seminal downtown New York alternative space. The exhibition will tap into the legacy of Club 57's founding curatorial staff—film programmers Susan Hannaford and Tom Scully, exhibition organizer Keith Haring, and performance curator Ann Magnuson—to examine how the convergence of film, video, performance, art, and curatorship in the club environment of New York in the 1970s and 1980s became a model for a new spirit of interdisciplinary endeavor. Responding to the broad range of programming at Club 57, the exhibition will present their accomplishments across a range of disciplines—from film, video, performance, and theater to photography, painting, drawing, printmaking, collage, zines, fashion design, and curating. Building on extensive research and oral history, the exhibition features many works that have not been exhibited publicly since the 1980s.

Enjoy Robert Southey's beloved Folk-Tale from 1837: Goldilocks and the Three Bears. The show is adapted for hand puppets by Jack Kaplan.

Stations of the Cross: Art. Passion. Justice. Station Four: “Jesus Meets His Mother” - The Cathedral of St. John the Divine Through April 01, 2018 - New York

Creating a powerful link between Christianity and Islam, artist Dua Abbas will present her work “Jesus Meets His Mother” at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, part of the “Stations of the Cross: Art. Passion. Justice.” exhibition taking place across Manhattan. This public art project explores the journey of Jesus to his crucifixion and resurrection and presents a pilgrimage comprised of 14 “art stations” located across Manhattan. Station Four, “Jesus Meets His Mother,” created by Pakistan-based artist Dua Abbas, will be on view at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Avenue (at 112th Street), Manhattan, from February 14 – April 1, 2018. The “Stations of the Cross: Art. Passion. Justice.” exhibition, curated by Dr. Aaron Rosen, Professor of Religious Thought at Rocky Mountain College and Visiting Professor at King’s College London, has traveled across the world raising awareness for those in need of refuge. It was first on view in London in 2016, with art stations at institutions including the National Gallery, the Tower of London, and St. Paul’s Cathedral. In 2017, the exhibition was shown in Washington, D.C., with stations located at the National Cathedral, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, and adjacent to the Supreme Court.

From Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Bruce Norris (Clybourne Park, The Pain and the Itch) comes an epic play, featuring sixteen actors in fifty roles, examining the basic beliefs upon which we've built our economy and our country. Set in the 18th century, this wild new work imagines America's first laissez-faire capitalist, a young man inspired by a chance encounter with Adam Smith to put his faith in the free market. But his path to riches becomes inextricably entangled with that of an educated slave, a man who knows from experience that one person's profit is another's loss, in this parable about the true cost of inequality. Four-time Tony nominee and three-time Obie winner Michael Greif (Dear Evan Hansen, Next to Normal, Dogeaters) directs this richly imaginative, riotously funny new play about the imaginary lines between exploitation and opportunity.

A Chorus Line, the recipient of the Pulitzer Prize and nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, is one of the true masterpieces of live theater. A celebration and true-to-life depiction of performers and their struggle to achieve greatness on the Broadway stage.  Its powerful stories are touching, funny, inspiring and relatable to anyone with a passion for performing.  The show is a brilliantly complex fusion of dance, song and compellingly authentic drama. Memorable musical numbers include "I Can Do That", "At the Ballet", "Dance: Ten; Looks: Three", "The Music and the Mirror", "What I Did for Love", "One (Singular Sensation)" and "I Hope I Get It."

Ice Skating Season - Le Frak Center at Lakeside, Prospect Park Through April 02, 2018 - Prospect Lefferts Gardens

The Samuel J. and Ethel LeFrak Center at Lakeside is now open for a full season of ice skating. In addition to public ice skating, the LeFrak Center features figure skating, ice hockey, and curling, indoor/outdoor dining at Bluestone Café, and an array of special events and public recreational programming.

From the creative geniuses behind South Park, Matt Stone and Trey Parker, with music by Robert Lopaz, co-composer of Avenue Q and Frozen, comes the smash hit comedy musical The Book of Mormon!! After seeing Avenue Q, Parker and Stone were inspired to create a musical of their own with Robert Lopez, and began meeting to discuss and write – a process which, including research involving a trip to Salt Lake City to meet Mormon missionaries, took almost 7 years. It was well worth the wait – the Book of Mormon took Broadway by storm, setting record ticket sales for the Eugene O’Neil Theatre, and winning nine Tony Awards including Best Musical!

Teaching musician Lavender Blues explores music, movement, and rhythm with children ages 1-3 years in this engaging jam session. During this class kids develop an understanding of rhythm and music, build awareness and control of their body as well as develop social and coordination skills. Taught by Alex Louis-Jacques, founder, Lavender Blues. Class size limited to 20 children and their caregivers. Drop-ins welcome.

Fritz Ascher: Expressionist presents works by this German Jewish artist, who lived through the Weimar Republic, the Nazi regime, and into the postwar years. After studying with Max Liebermann and Lovis Corinth in Berlin, Fritz Ascher (1893–1970) traveled to Oslo, where he met Edvard Munch, and Munich, where he associated with the artists of the Blue Rider and Simplicissimus groups. His early work is steeped in old myths, spirituality, and reflections on the human condition. From 1933 he was forbidden to produce, exhibit, or sell his art. Briefly interned at the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp in 1938, he survived the Nazi era mostly in hiding, writing poetry. After 1945 he returned to painting, expressing his inner turmoil in colorful, mystical landscapes devoid of human figures. The exhibition comprises 75 paintings and works on paper, ranging from Ascher's early academic studies to his final landscapes. Fritz Ascher: Expressionist is organized by the Fritz Ascher Society for Persecuted, Ostracized and Banned Art, Inc., and accompanied by an illustrated catalogue.

Arturo Toscanini (1867 - 1957) remains among the most revered figures in classical music, due in large part to the dissemination of his work through hundreds of commercially produced recordings and wide-reaching radio broadcasts, which helped to define and perpetuate his cultural significance during the second half of his meteoric career. This exhibition explores the iconoclastic yet beloved conductor's legacy through the very medium in which he worked: sound. With a particular focus on his 17-year career with the NBC Symphony Orchestra, Toscanini: Preserving a Legacy in Sound draws foremost upon the Toscanini Legacy collection of sound recordings, the single largest collection held by the Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. The over 43,000 items represent the full array of audio formats in use during Toscanini's lifetime, including lacquer, shellac, and vinyl discs, tape reels, cylinders, and wire recordings as well as the more obscure selenophone recordings and the metal parts used in the production of 78 rpms discs. As one of the world's leading sound archives, the Library for the Performing Arts will place front and center Toscanini's recordings through ongoing live demonstrations and free public programs devoted to the craft of preserving and archiving the technology he helped define during his lifetime.

A theatrical recreation of Eric Carle’s beautifully imaginative stories, The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show, features a menagerie enchanting puppets during a magical 60-minute show that faithfully adapts four of Carle’s beloved books for the stage. This new edition of The Very Hungry Caterpillar includes the world premiere of Brown Bear, Brown Bear celebrating its 50th Anniversary, 10 Little Rubber Ducks, The Very Lonely Firefly, and, of course, The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

Storytime with Rabbi Mo features storytelling, singing, interactive activities, and nosh. Sign up in advance.

Thinking Machines: Art and Design in the Computer Age - The Museum of Modern Art Through April 08, 2018 -

Drawn primarily from MoMA's collection, Thinking Machines: Art and Design in the Computer Age, 1959–1989 brings artworks produced using computers and computational thinking together with notable examples of computer and component design. The exhibition reveals how artists, architects, and designers operating at the vanguard of art and technology deployed computing as a means to reconsider artistic production. The artists featured in Thinking Machines exploited the potential of emerging technologies by inventing systems wholesale or by partnering with institutions and corporations that provided access to cutting-edge machines. They channeled the promise of computing into kinetic sculpture, plotter drawing, computer animation, and video installation. Photographers and architects likewise recognized these technologies' capacity to reconfigure human communities and the built environment. Thinking Machines includes works by John Cage and Lejaren Hiller, Waldemar Cordeiro, Charles Csuri, Richard Hamilton, Alison Knowles, Beryl Korot, Vera Molnár, Cedric Price, and Stan VanDerBeek, alongside computers designed by Tamiko Thiel and others at Thinking Machines Corporation, IBM, Olivetti, and Apple Computer. The exhibition combines artworks, design objects, and architectural proposals to trace how computers transformed aesthetics and hierarchies, revealing how these thinking machines reshaped art making, working life, and social connections.

National Chorale’s 50th Anniversary Online Auction - National Chorale’s 50th Anniversary Online Auction Through April 12, 2018 - NYC

National Chorale's 50th Anniversary Online Auction is live now through April 12, 2018, with new items added weekly! Bidding is now open at www.nationalchorale50thanniversary.org. Some highlights from the auction include: Private Lodge for one week in the Poconos (sleeps up to 14) 1914 Adirondack style house with six bedrooms and a sleeping porch that sleeps 14 on the three mile long Pocono Lake located in a private community. Accommodations include week long stay between Labor Day and June 15, and use of private boat located on private dock. Children and pets welcome. Value $3,000 Six ON STAGE Tickets to Handel's Messiah Sing-In on December 15, 2017 This is a once-in-a -lifetime "bucket list" experience! You and five lucky friends will get Stage Seating at National Chorale's 50th Annual Handel's Messiah Sing-In David Geffen Hall Lincoln Center as you attend the National Chorale's Holiday Season event on Friday, December 15, 2017 at 7:30 pm. These tickets will provide seating for you and 5 of your guests ON STAGE at Lincoln Center to sing in a chorus of almost 3,000 voices. Sit with Sing-In conductors and professional singers to celebrate the Chorale's 50th Anniversary and celebrate choral music! Value $1,200 Cooperstown Weekend Excursion Lovely Cooperstown, NY is best known as the home of the Baseball Hall of Fame, and it is also the home of the Glimmerglass Opera Company. The donors write: "Be our guests for an amazing weekend in the Mohawk Valley. We will provide accommodations for four (one double and two single beds) in our Victorian home in historic Richfield Springs, New York. Package includes four tickets to any Glimmerglass Festival production on the weekends of 7/7,14, or 28, as well as free admission to the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, NY." Alternatively, for devoted baseball junkies, the house is available for the Hall of Fame Induction Weekend, but you'll miss the Festival. Value: $1,500-2,000 Four VIP Tickets to "Good Morning America" Four lucky individuals will have the opportunity for special seating in the studio audience for ABC's "Good Morning America". The VIP tickets include a behind-the-scenes look into the production of the show. You pick the date and reserve your seats. Value: Priceless Among many other possibilities! The National Chorale is devoted to inspiring diverse audiences through education and performance and increasing awareness of music's power to engage and inform through artistic expression. Celebrate excellence in music education and performance by supporting the Chorale. For further information about National Chorale or on any of the lots, please email music@nationalchorale.org. NATIONAL CHORALE'S 2017-2018 SEASON CONTINUES WITH: December 15, 2017 Handel's Messiah Sing-In March 16, 2018 Angela Rice - Thy Will Be Done, An Easter Oratorio New York Premiere featuring tenor Gregory Turay April 13, 2018 Beethoven's Symphony #9 and Ralph Vaughan Williams - Serenade to Music ABOUT THE NATIONAL CHORALE The National Chorale, New York's premier professional choral company, is celebrating its 50thLincoln Center Season at David Geffen Hall, previously Avery Fisher Hall, with its continuing series of choral orchestral masterworks and 20th century American Classics. Founded in 1967, the National Chorale is the only professional choral company in the United States to have established and maintained an annual subscription season in the major New York City concert halls - 50 seasons in David Geffen Hall, with additional concerts at Carnegie Hall. It presents a broad repertory of choral-orchestral works; seldom-performed works from many stylistic periods; opera-in-concert; American music theatre; and contemporary works, including commissions by the Chorale for its Lincoln Center Season. In addition to its David Geffen Hall series, the Chorale has toured nationally; presented 19 summer seasons of New York Festival of American Music Theater concerts in Lincoln Center's Damrosch Park and parks throughout the New York area; concert tours of New York State and New York City; vocal-instrumental chamber music series, and Concerts for Young People. The National Chorale is a leader in the development of choral singing in the New York City area. The New York Times calls the National Chorale "one of the most firmly established professional choral groups in the country." For 50 years, the Chorale has also presented vocal music education programs for NYC public schools, developing singing participation and future audiences for choral and vocal music. National Chorale's contracts with the NYC Department of Education provide year-long artist-in-residence programs for elementary, middle and high schools throughout the city. The Chorale regularly tours New York area schools, presenting concerts and choral workshops; and will present the popular 25th annual New York City High School Choral Festival, the 8th annual Elementary School Choral Festival and 5th annual Middle School Choral Festival in April and May 2018, with 36 participating high school, elementary and middle school choirs and more than 2,700 student singers from all five Boroughs of the City. The Chorale also has a major Partnership with the NYC Professional Performing Arts High School in Manhattan, now in its 8th year, where a team of Chorale artist/teachers lead and develop the PPAS Vocal/Choral Program daily throughout the school year. The PPAS Choir will perform at Lincoln Center at each National Chorale performance during the 2017-2018 Season. Everett McCorvey is in his fourth season as the Artistic Director of the National Chorale. Vocal Excellence is a hallmark of Dr. McCorvey's work with professional choirs and with professional singers in concerts, masterclasses and workshops throughout the world. Over a span of over 35 years, Dr. McCorvey has engaged choirs and audiences on 4 continents in moving and dynamic experiences with his unique and committed interpretation of choral music of all genres. Dr. McCorvey is also the founder and Music Director of the American Spiritual Ensemble, a group of 24 professional singers performing spirituals and other compositions of African-American composers. He is a frequent advisory panelist and on-site reviewer for the National Endowment for the Arts in Washington, D.C. and he has served on the Boards of the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies, National Opera Association and the Kentucky Arts Council. Dr. McCorvey has recently been invited to serve as a jurist on the Opera For All Voices initiative established by San Francisco Opera and Santa Fe Opera. The panel will review new operatic works for the industry with the goal of bringing new audiences to opera. On working with the National Chorale, Dr. McCorvey said "Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of great choral singing with the National Chorale is indeed an honor and a privilege. It is my fervent hope that we can continue to sing, share and experience the goodness of humanity through music and learn of each other better through sharing in the arts."

The Off-Broadway hit The Bench starring Robert Galinsky, directed by Jay O. Sanders, will extend its sold out run at The East Village Playhouse. This production is being presented by Golden Globe Nominated Chris Noth, Drama Desk, Obie, Olivier Award winner Barry Shabaka Henley and produced by Tony Award winning producer Terry Schnuck. Based on true stories, The Bench, set in urban decay and rubble, explores the emotional heartbreak of five homeless characters and the catastrophic hysteria surrounding AIDs in the 1980s. The sparse set is accented with hand-drawn imagery, from Daphne Arthur’s graphic novel adaptation of the play, and audio design is by world re-known composer and multi-instrumentalist Deep Singh. It’s a unique and fresh solo theatre piece wherein one actor plays five characters, written in dialogue form, not traditional ‘monologue black out, monologue black out’ traditional solo theatre form.

Karl Szilagi creates visual puzzles that use black and white geometric patterns to create figurative images. His art explores how we perceive patterns as both flat and three-dimensional at the same time. Most of the pieces are reverse mirror images – they appear the same when rotated 180 degrees.

This outdoor exhibit features a luminous white carpet of LED lights across Madison Square Park’s central Oval Lawn. Bring the family at nightfall to see hundreds of transparent white spheres suspended from a square grid of steel poles and cabling, as they gently sway with the wind currents.

Conflating narrative tropes and methods from television sitcoms, theater, science fiction, mythology, and anthropology, Mellors writes the scripts for each of his projects, which he also directs, edits, and produces. His raucous films feature a book-eating creature named "The Object" who literally digests a family's library in Ourhouse (2010–ongoing); a Neanderthal in perpetual free-fall over the San Joaquin Valley in Neanderthal Container, (2014); and two messianic beings, in the form of a cardboard box and a giant egg, who attempt to make sense of a culture that they created millions of years prior in The Aalto Natives (2017, in collaboration with Erkka Nissinen, originally conceived for the Finnish Pavilion at the Venice Biennale). For his exhibition at the New Museum, Mellors will create a new environment including video projection and animatronic sculpture. "Nathaniel Mellors: Progressive Rocks" is curated by Margot Norton, Curator, and will be on view in the New Museum's recently inaugurated South Galleries, a space designated for premiering new productions at the Museum. The South Galleries preserve the character of the building's loft spaces, where many artists historically worked and exhibited. Nathaniel Mellors was born in 1974 in Doncaster, UK, and lives and works in Los Angeles and Amsterdam. Solo exhibitions include the Box, Los Angeles (2016); Center for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw (2014); Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2014); Galway Arts Centre, Ireland (2013); Baltimore Museum of Art (2013); Malmö Konsthall, Sweden (2012); Cobra Museum, Amstelveen, Netherlands (2011); and Institute of Contemporary Arts, London (2011). Mellors has also been featured in group exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Roskilde, Denmark (2016); the Taipei Biennial, Taiwan (2014); Manifesta Foundation, Amsterdam (2014); National Gallery of the Arts, Tirana (2014); National Centre for Contemporary Arts, Moscow (2013); Kunsthalle Krems, Austria (2013); the Slaughterhouse, Plymouth, UK (2011); Center for Contemporary Art Glasgow (2011); the Hayward Gallery, London (2011); the 54th Venice Biennale (2011); and Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy (2011). He is the recipient of the 2014 Contemporary Art Society Prize and the 2011 Cobra Art Prize. Mellors and Finnish artist Erkka Nissenen represented Finland at the 57th Venice Biennale with their collaborative video installation The Aalto Natives (2017).

Her new project for the New Museum takes the form of an ongoing action with live performers and one holographic performer. The project approaches the concept of presence in an expanded sense, focusing in particular on its increasing dispersion. In Pirici's ongoing action—conceived especially for the New Museum's South Galleries—presence is revealed in a variety of ways: as physical body as well as artificial stand-in, avatar, and ghost, taking on the character of a memorial or monument; as image and abstraction of the living subject into quantifiable, monetizable data; and as the expanded life of "dead" objects in museum collections—using the presence of live performers to challenge their stable state and static interpretation. This new work continues Pirici's recent interrogations into the collective body through choreographies that link different temporal and spatial events in real time. In the work, performers embody amalgamated parts, intersecting with each other yet separately manipulable. Pirici's project attempts to enact the dispersion of presence and to comment on contemporary processes of abstraction that separate sign from substance and image from material support. Proposing a distributed occupation of space and time, the work functions as one monstrous, modular organism made of living and digital matter. The exhibition is curated by Helga Christoffersen, Assistant Curator, and will be on view in the New Museum's recently inaugurated South Galleries, a space designated for premiering new productions at the Museum. The South Galleries preserve the character of the building's loft spaces, where many artists historically worked and exhibited. Alexandra Pirici was born in 1982 in Bucharest, Romania, where she lives and works. Her work has recently been presented at n.b.k, Berlin (2017); Skulptur Projekte Münster (2017); the Berlin Biennial (2016); Tate Modern, London, and Tate Liverpool (2016); OFF-Biennale Budapest (2015); the Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw (2015); Manifesta 10, St. Petersburg (2014); Centre Pompidou, Paris (2014); and Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven (2014). In collaboration with artist Manuel Pelmu?, she represented Romania at the 55th Venice Biennale (2013). In 2015, she received the Excellence Award of the National Dance Center, Bucharest.

Working Across a Range of Media Including Video, Sound, Performance, Sculpture, Collage, and Installation, New York–Based Artist Sara Magenheimer (B. 1981, Philadelphia, Pa) Disrupts, Manipulates, and Defamiliarizes Language with Bold Combinations of Image and Text. Her Videos Incorporate Traditional Filmic Editing Techniques Alongside Those Inspired by Music and Collage. in Syncopated Progressions of Pictures and Words, Magenheimer Pushes Against the Bounds of Narrative, Charting Circuitous Storylines Through Vernacular Associations That Invite Individual Interpretations. Through Surprising Juxtapositions of Language, Graphic Compositions, and Idiosyncratic Imagery, She Reveals How Visual and Verbal Signs Mutate and Guide Manifold Pathways to Understanding. Magenheimer Will Present a New Video Installation in the Window of the New Museum's 231 Bowery Building. This Project Is Part of a New Series of Window Installations, Which Relaunches the Program the New Museum Originally Mounted in the 1980s. in Conjunction with Her Window Installation, a Selection of Magenheimer's Films Will Also Be on View as Part of the Museum's Ongoing Screen Series. This Project Is Curated by Margot Norton, Curator. Sara Magenheimer Was Born in 1981 in Philadelphia, Pa, and Lives and Works in New York. Recent Solo Exhibitions Include Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Portland, or (2017); the Kitchen, New York (2017); Art in General in Partnership with Kim?, Riga, Latvia (2016); the Center for Ongoing Research & Projects (Cor&P), Columbus, Oh (2016); Joan, Los Angeles (2015); and Recess, New York (2015). Her Works Have Also Been Included in the Group Exhibitions "Body Language," the High Line, New York (2017); "Cccc (Ceramics Club Cash and Carry)," White Columns, New York (2015); and "Amy Sillman: One Lump or Two," Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, and Aspen Art Museum (2013–14). Her Videos Have Been Screened at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (2017); the New York Film Festival (2017, 2015, 2014); Images Festival, Toronto (2017); Anthology Film Archives, New York (2016); Empac, Troy, Ny (2016); and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (2015).

Warm yourself up with this monthly storytime. Listen to stories about tea parties and visit the Ladies Parlor to see the tea party display. Afterward, there will be a pretend tea party using cups and saucers from the Touch Collection. For children 6 and younger.

The New-York Historical Society presents a groundbreaking exhibition on one of the most controversial events of the 20th century: the Vietnam War. Populating a 3,000-square-foot gallery with interpretive displays, digital media, artwork, artifacts, photographs, and documents, the exhibit provides an enlightening account of the causes, progression, and impact of the war. Spanning the duration of U.S. involvement in Indochina from 1945 to 1975, the narrative incorporates perspectives that cover both the home front and the war front. Displays feature such topics as the Cold War, the draft, military campaigns initiated by both sides, the growth of the antiwar movement, the role of the president, and the loss of political consensus. Throughout the exhibition, explore themes of patriotism, duty, and citizenship through key objects, including a troopship berthing unit, vibrant antiwar posters, artwork by Vietnam vets, a Viet Cong bicycle, the Pentagon Papers, and historical film footage. Long overdue in the realm of public history, the exhibit not only provides a chronological and thematic analysis of the Vietnam War but also inspires a fuller, more diverse conversation about the war. The exhibition is curated by Marci Reaven, vice president of history exhibitions. The exhibition's illustrated companion book may be purchased at the NYHistory Store.

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Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts 2017-18 Season at the Kumble Theater at LIU - Kumble Theater at LIU Brooklyn Through April 28, 2018 - Brooklyn

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts announces seven performance at the Kumble Theater at LIU Brooklyn for the 2017-18 season Featuring jazz performances by the Tierney Sutton Band, Kenny Barron, and Alicia Olatuja, the return of seasonal favorites Lunar New Year Celebration and Step Afrika, and more! Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College is thrilled to announce a series of seven performances at the Kumble Theater at LIU Brooklyn as part of its 2017-18 season. Brooklyn Center will announce additional performances in the fall in conjunction with the opening of the new Leonard and Claire Tow Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College.   "We are thrilled to continue our commitment to presenting world-class artists to the diverse communities of  Brooklyn," said Jon Yanofsky, the Director of Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts. "Since our home base of Whitman Theatre will be closed for twelve months for much-needed structural repairs, the upcoming season will be presented in two alternative spaces, allowing us the opportunity to share more intimate arts experiences with our audience." The season opens on October 21, 2017 with the Tierney Sutton Band, presenting their 2017 GRAMMY® Award-nominated project The Sting Variations. Praised by The New York Times as "a pure jazz spirit," Ms. Sutton and her trio give fresh jazz interpretations to the repertoire of rock icon, Sting. Other jazz performances in the Kumble season include NEA Jazz Master Kenny Barron (February 24, 2018), stepping away from his trio to present an evening of solo piano, and Brooklyn's own Alicia Olatuja (March 10, 2018), who first received national recognition for her soaring solo with the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir at President Obama's second inauguration. Actor/writer/poet/community activist Daniel Beaty will revive his one-man-show Emergency during Black History Month (February 17-18, 2018), in which he portrays more than 40 characters. Having premiered in 2006 at The Public Theater (where it was titled Emergence-SEE!), this solo tour-de-force explores our shared humanity and what it means to be free. The prestigious Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company returns for the fifth annual Lunar New Year Celebration, and Step Afrika! brings their "percussive spectacle" (The New York Times) back to Brooklyn Center. Finally, the GRAMMY® Award-nominated musicians of Los Pleneros de la 21 present a musical celebration of Afro-Puerto Rican holiday traditions with their family-friendly Christmas in El Barrio. Brooklyn Center's 2017-18 Season at the Kumble Theater at LIU Brooklyn: Tierney Sutton Band: The Sting Variations Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 8pm, $35 Kumble Theater at LIU Brooklyn "A serious jazz artist who takes the whole enterprise to another level."  -- The New York Times Known for her original and edgy interpretations of the classic jazz songbook, eight-time GRAMMY® nominee Tierney Sutton has received seven consecutive nominations for "Best Jazz Vocal Album" - a nomination for every project she has released in the last decade. Having headlined at The Hollywood Bowl, Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, and Jazz at Lincoln Center, she and her trio bring their 2017 GRAMMY®-nominated project, The Sting Variations, to Brooklyn with fresh interpretations of the repertoire of rock icon, Sting. Los Pleneros de la 21: Christmas in El Barrio Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 3pm, $25 Kumble Theater at LIU Brooklyn From the mountain tops of Puerto Rico to the street corners of New York City, the Puerto Rican holiday season is about reaffirming cultural identity and rejoicing in the strength of family and community ties. Music is at the center of the festivities, with friends gathering in groups called parrandas, going from home to home singing traditional aguinaldos into the wee hours of the morning. Experience the holiday season Borinquen-style, as the GRAMMY® Award-nominated musicians of Los Pleneros de la 21 present a musical celebration of Afro-Puerto Rican Christmas traditions. Fifth Annual Lunar New Year Celebration Sunday, February 11, 2018 at 3pm, $25 Kumble Theater at LIU Brooklyn Celebrate the oncoming arrival of spring with an all-new festival of Chinese music and dance commemorating the Year of the Dog, faithful guardian and loyal friend to mankind. This family-friendly event includes graceful dancers, a colorful Chinese marketplace, red lions and golden dragons frolicking to the lilting sounds of traditional instruments, and more. Enjoy the elegant splendor and rich culture of one of Brooklyn's most vibrant communities with this award-winning performance by the prestigious Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company. Daniel Beaty: Emergency Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 8pm and Sun, Feb 18, 2018 at 3pm; $30 Kumble Theater at LIU Brooklyn When a slave ship emerges out of the Hudson River in present-day New York Harbor, the city and the nation are sent into near-hysteria as they try to understand this bizarre and unexplainable phenomenon. Award-winning actor/writer/poet/community activist Daniel Beaty portrays more than 40 characters in this solo theatrical tour-de-force as he explores our shared humanity and what it means to be free. Through the characters' various testimonies on identity and personal freedom, Emergency weaves an intricately woven, witty, and moving commentary on modern African American life."We can overcome if we change the way we see, see ourselves, see our past, see our possibility."- Daniel Beaty from Emergency   Kenny Barron (solo piano) Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 8pm, $35 Kumble Theater at LIU Brooklyn Praised by the Los Angeles Times as "one of the top jazz pianists in the world," NEA Jazz Master Kenny Barron has an unmatched elegance, melodic sensibility, and rhythmic mastery. He has received eleven GRAMMY® nods, most recently in 2017 for Best Jazz Instrumental Album, and is a six-time recipient of Best Pianist by the Jazz Journalists Association. Don't miss this intimate solo performance by a masterful artist who Jazz Weekly calls "the most lyrical piano player of our time." Alicia Olatuja Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 8pm, $30 Kumble Theater at LIU Brooklyn "[A] singer with a strong, lustrous tone and an amiably regal presence onstage." - The New York Times Brooklyn's own Alicia Olatuja first received national recognition for her soaring solo with the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir at President Obama's second inauguration, and has since established herself as one of this generation's most versatile and elegant jazz artists. Her sublime voice has graced the stage of major venues across the country with a combination velvety tone and vibrant confidence. Drawing from a wide range of musical influences-from classical and gospel, to jazz and R&B-she returns home to Brooklyn with her scintillating jazz stylings. Step Afrika! Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 3pm & 8pm, $35 Kumble Theater at LIU Brooklyn With its origins in African American fraternities and sororities, stepping is known for its intricate, synchronized patterns of stomps, kicks, claps, and call-and-response. As the world's first professional company dedicated to this art form, the dancers of Step Afrika! use their bodies as instruments, integrating stepping with African traditional dance and other dance forms to create a high-energy, sharply choreographed, and incredibly entertaining performance.    Multibuy  discounts (three or more shows) save 15% off individual ticket prices. Multibuyers enjoy flexible ticket exchanges and discounted parking for purchased performances at Brooklyn College. A 50% discount for children ages 12 and under is offered for select performances. Discounts are also available for seniors, students, Brooklyn College faculty/staff/alumni, active/retired military personnel, and groups. $10 student rush tickets available day-of-show.   Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts Kumble Theater at LIU Brooklyn, 1 University Plaza, Brooklyn Online orders:  BrooklynCenter.org Box Office: 718-951-4500, Tuesday-Saturday, 1pm-6pm Groups of 15 or more: 718-951-4600 x3331              About Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts Founded in 1954, Brooklyn Center for the PerformingArts at Brooklyn College presents outstanding performing arts and arts education programs, reflective of Brooklyn's diverse communities, at affordable prices. Each season, Brooklyn Center welcomes over 65,000 people to the 2,400 seat Whitman Theatre, including up to 45,000 schoolchildren from over 300 schools who attend their SchoolTime series, one of the largest arts-in-education programs in the borough.    Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts' programs are supported, in part, by public funding from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Brooklyn Center's 2017-18 season is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.    Major support for the 2017-18 season is provided by: Brooklyn College, Con Edison, TD Bank, National Grid, The Howard Gilman Foundation, the Jazz Touring Network, the Alice Lawrence Foundation, the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, and the TD Charitable Foundation. Additional support provided by CNG Publications, The Brooklyn Eagle, Brooklyn Media Group, and WBGO Jazz 88.3 FM. The Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott New York Brooklyn is the official hotel of Brooklyn Center's 2017-18 season.   Brooklyn Center's presentations of Kenny Barron and Alicia Olatuja are made possible through the Jazz Touring Network program of the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.   Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts gratefully acknowledges generous support from New York State Assembly members Annette Robinson and Helene Weinstein; New York City Council Member Jumaane D. Williams; New York City Council Cultural Affairs Committee Chair Jimmy Van Bramer; New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, and Commissioner of Cultural Affairs Tom Finkelpearl.

BKBXKids! presents: Destination: Everywhere LIVE at The PIT! - The Peoples Improv Theater Through April 28, 2018 - Kips Bay

Broken Box Mime Theater celebrates storytelling beyond words with their weekly children's show, Destination: Everywhere! Set to contemporary music and guided by a speaking emcee, this hour-long collection of stories includes a tale of unlikely friendship with a giant, the multitasking troubles of a superhero on date night, and an intergalactic odyssey that won’t be complete without the audience’s help. Children age 3-8 and their families are invited to stick around after the interactive show to learn how to mime with the cast.

ADMISSIONS is a new play that explodes the ideals and contradictions of liberal white America. Sherri Rosen-Mason (Jessica Hecht) is head of the admissions department at a New England prep school, fighting to diversify the student body. And alongside her husband, the school's Headmaster, they've largely succeeded in bringing a stodgy institution into the twenty-first century. But when their only son sets his sights on an Ivy League university, personal ambition collides with progressive values, with convulsive results.

Shop for local foods all through the winter at the indoor McGolrick Park Farmers Market located in the basement of the Park Church Co-op just outside McGolrick Park. Each Sunday you will find regional farmers and local food makers. No market Sunday December 24th, Sunday December 31st, Sunday March 25, or Sunday April 1st.

Rockland Center for the Arts, in partnership with Collaborative Concepts, have sited sculptures by 12 regional artists on RoCA's new nature trails just off the Catherine Konner Sculpture Park. Artists create and exhibit site-specific pieces relating to the environment and man, inspired by the natural habitat of the lower Hudson Valley. Artists will address ideas of light, organics, recycling and sustainability through these sculptures. Some may even explore the passage of time, loss or regeneration. Visitors will be able to see the connection between nature and sculpture and how nature can inform design, illuminating the bond between art and nature. The idea is to have adults and children connect with nature, to relieve the ‘nature deficit disorder’ we have these days. Perfectly placed sculptures, visible through and around the natural habitat brings a fresh enchantment to these trails. A glimpse of an art piece beckons the visitor to meander slowly through the paths and observe the intricacies of each exceptional work displayed within the landscape. The sculpture trail connects to the Palisades Park. This tourist destination will have an emotional connection for visitors with nature, the art and inspire all to spend more time outdoors while paying homage to the creative spirit that lives right here in the Hudson Valley and Rockland. The exhibits will be on view May 21, 2017 – April 30, 2018, free and open to the public from dawn to dusk. Rockland Center for the Arts is located at 27 S. Greenbush Rd., West Nyack, NY. Gallery hours are: Mon-Fri 10-4 pm; Sat and Sun 1-4 pm. For more information visit www.rocklandartcenter.org or call 845-358-0877. RoCA’s programs are made possible, in part, with funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

We have over 20 years of professional modelling experience and knowledge regarding fashion show organisation and Runway Training . During your Workshop, all your questions about modelling will be answered, fully aware of how the industry is run and organised and also how to work in the modelling business, along with advice for attending interviews for auditions with Photographs,Agents and casting Directors. Your goal is to become a Model or only get more self esteem This is the place where you will learn the things You need to know. How to become a Model Types of modeling Rules of modeling Walking the Catwalk Techniques of motion and gestures Facial expression Posing in front of the camera and much more Contact Us Today! If you would like to attend our next model training and confidence building workshop please email us. We look forward to hearing from you. www.fashionshowteam.com www.sabine-ganatz.com Model school New York, Model Coach and fashion show trainer www.sabineganatz.com

Now and Forever: The Art of Medieval Time - The Morgan Library & Museum Through April 29, 2018 - New York

What time is it? The question seems simple, and with a watch on your wrist or a cell phone in your hand, the answer is easy. In the Middle Ages, however, the concept of time could be approached in many different ways, with vastly different tools. Drawing upon the rich holdings of the Morgan's collection of medieval and Renaissance illuminated manuscripts, Now and Forever explores how people told time in the Middle Ages and what they thought about it. The manuscripts range in date from the eleventh to the sixteenth centuries and come from all the major countries of Europe. The exhibition begins with the quirks of the medieval calendar, exploring sacred feasts, the mysteries of Golden Numbers, the utility of Dominical Letters, and how the Middle Ages inherited the Roman Calendar of Julius Caesar. Visitors will engage with the complexities of time as defined by liturgical celebrations and their two overlapping systems of temporale (feasts of time) and sanctorale (feasts of saints), systems that still influence the way we tell time today. Now and Forever also explores how time beyond the grave preoccupied medieval people for whom life on earth was a mere dress rehearsal for the main event—the afterlife.

Ornaments and Other Refrigerator Magnets - Children's Museum of the Arts Through April 29, 2018 - Greenwich Village

Through her exploration of the human inclination to decorate, embellish, and adorn our surroundings, Ellen Harvey has created an immersive installation featuring large-scale works that apply ornamentation to scenes from both city life and nature.

Locally produced food, featuring fresh, delicious produce, baked goods, sweet somethings and other great items. 

Exhibition: the Tredwell Book Collection and the Changing 19th Century Culture of Books - Merchant's House Museum Through April 30, 2018 - New York

Over the course of the their almost 100-year residency on East 4th Street, the Tredwells collected 314 books. These volumes, many inscribed, provide a glimpse into the family's interests, tastes, and intellectual pursuits over the century. It is not surprising that the most common subject/genre of literature is education, including foreign languages, since books in the 19th century were meant to be studied. Religion, biography, poetry, and fiction followed.

Cover Stories: Remembering the Twin Towers on The New Yorker - 9/11 Memorial Museum Through May 01, 2018 - New York

“Cover Stories: Remembering the Twin Towers on The New Yorker" is an exhibition of 33 covers from the weekly news and culture magazine spanning more than four decades of the evolving New York City skyline. The exhibition takes visitors through the magazine’s depictions of the city’s experience as the Twin Towers were constructed and stood as icons of the city, their sudden absence when they were destroyed, the widely felt grief and anxieties in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, their commemoration in the years that followed, and the rebuilding of the World Trade Center site now home to The New Yorker and the 9/11 Memorial & Museum. The exhibition will run through May 2018 in the museum’s South Tower Gallery.

Walking tots and preschoolers are invited to take part in story time, a craft, dance games and activities, plus free play time. It's a great way for grown-ups to introduce their children to the wonderful world of performing arts in a nurturing and creative environment.

Fun for the whole family, this free class is taught by Mark Morris Dance Group company members and accompanied by live music. All ages and levels are welcome.

Enjoy fresh produce and goodies even when its cold out. Find baked goods, pickles, produce, vegetables, jams, eggs, meats and more!

The Neo-Victorians: Contemporary Artists Revive Gilded-Age Glamour - Hudson River Museum Through May 13, 2018 - Yonkers

This exhibit explores a resurgence of interest in ornamental lushness, with works of art that conceal social commentary beneath seductive surface techniques. More than 20 contemporary artists whose work is inspired by the aesthetics of the 19th century have shaped, molded, and transformed these ideas to reflect today’s concerns, commenting on gender roles and societal tensions under the guise of the overt beauty. The artists use a wide variety of media, including large-scale installations, textiles, cut-paper sculptures, video, photography, and more, and include Troy Abbott, Jennifer Angus, Joan Bankemper, Nancy Blum, Ebony Bolt, Laurent Chehere, Alison Collins, Camille Eskell, Lisa Frank, Kristen Hassenfeld, Dan Hillier, Marilyn Holsing, Patrick Jacobs, Pat Lasch, Catherine Latson, Zachari Logan, Davy and Kristen McGuire, Chet Morrison, Donna Sharrett, DeborahSimon, Nick Simpson, and Darren Waterston.  

This exhibit explores a resurgence of interest in ornamental lushness, with works of art that conceal social commentary beneath seductive surface techniques. More than 20 contemporary artists whose work is inspired by the aesthetics of the 19th century have shaped, molded, and transformed these ideas to reflect today’s concerns, commenting on gender roles and societal tensions under the guise of the overt beauty. The artists use a wide variety of media, including large-scale installations, textiles, cut-paper sculptures, video, photography, and more, and include Troy Abbott, Jennifer Angus, Joan Bankemper, Nancy Blum, Ebony Bolt, Laurent Chehere, Alison Collins, Camille Eskell, Lisa Frank, Kristen Hassenfeld, Dan Hillier, Marilyn Holsing, Patrick Jacobs, Pat Lasch, Catherine Latson, Zachari Logan, Davy and Kristen McGuire, Chet Morrison, Donna Sharrett, DeborahSimon, Nick Simpson, and Darren Waterston.  

This fun and interactive exhibition helps visitors explore their own personal eating habits, as well as the eating habits of other cultures. Visitors can discover topics such as physical activity versus food intake, the workings of the digestive system, creating a balanced diet, and the origin of foods that populate grocery store shelves.

Craycroft's Residency Will Include an Exhibition and Public Programming Considering the Rights and Ethics of Personhood. Questions of Who and What Qualifies as a Person Have Become Increasingly Contentious as the Agency of All Beings—from Nonhuman Animals to Corporations, and from Ecosystems to Artificial Intelligence—Has Fractured Legal and Theoretical Discourse. to Chronicle These Controversies, Craycroft Will Transform the Fifth Floor Gallery into a Site for Producing an Animated Film, Which She Will Develop over the Course of the Exhibition; Visitors Will Physically Enter the Stage Where Craycroft Will Shoot New Footage Every Week for the Duration of the Residency. Drawing on Traditions of Folklore and Fables, Which Often Use Anthropomorphism to Narrate Moral Tales, the Animated Film Will Confront the Physical and Philosophical Lenses Used to Construct and Qualify Personhood. the Exhibition Is Organized by Johanna Burton, Keith Haring Director and Curator of Education and Public Engagement, and Sara O'Keeffe, Assistant Curator, with Kate Wiener, Education Associate. Anna Craycroft Was Born in Oregon in 1975 and Raised in New York. She Has Had Solo Shows at Ben Maltz Gallery, Los Angeles (2107); Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Portland, or (2013); the Blanton Museum of Art, Austin (2010); Tracy Williams Ltd., New York (2008, 2009, 2011); and Le Case D'Arte, Milan (2005). She Has Had Two-Person Exhibitions at Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona (2015); Redcat, Los Angeles (2014); and Sandroni Rey, Los Angeles (2007). Craycroft Recently Debuted a Major New Work, the Earth Is a Magnet, Commissioned for the Ica Boston Exhibition "the Artist's Museum" (2016). Other Notable Group Exhibitions Include "Champs Elysees" at Palais De Tokyo, Paris (2013), and Moma P.S.1's "Greater New York" (2005). She Has Received Commissions for Public Sculpture from Socrates Sculpture Park (2004), the Lower Manhattan Cultural Center (2005), and Art in General (2006), New York, and from Den Haag Sculptuur, the Hague (2008).

Tennessee Williams: No Refuge but Writing - The Morgan Library & Museum Through May 13, 2018 - New York

One of the greatest American playwrights of the twentieth century, Tennessee Williams (1911–1983) was a master of language and a tireless craftsman. This exhibition focuses on Williams's career during the years 1939–1957, when he authored such masterpieces as The Glass Menagerie, A Streetcar Named Desire, and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. The show examines his creative process and his involvement with the production of his plays, along with their reception and lasting impact. Uniting his original drafts, private diaries, and personal letters with paintings, photographs, production stills, and other objects, the exhibition tells the story of one man's struggle for self-expression and how it changed the landscape of American drama.

Kids discover a passion for ancient artifacts in the museum’s simulated archaeological dig. RSVP Recommended.

Celebrate Jewish holidays and traditions through explorations, songs, and wonderful PJ Library books.

Preschoolers and their adult companions can explore Scenes from the Collection, the museum’s new collection exhibition, through themed tours and engaging gallery activities, followed by a visit to the museum’s art studio.

All fiber and textile enthusiasts are welcome. Join for a monthly handcraft night. Drop in with any portable knitting, crochet, needlepoint, embroidery, spinning, or weaving project you would like to work on. All levels of experience are welcome. 

Hosted by Madeleine Polemeni. For information contact Stephanie King at sking@katonahmuseum.org or call 914-232-9555 ext. 2968.

Look at books with your child, listen to stories, create an art project, and dance to the music with Petra as part of this imaginative, interactive story time. You can even bring your lunch to enjoy as part of the class.

All are welcome with children ages 2-3 years old. Come for an hour of playing, learning, discovering, and exploring.

Guess What Stand Up Comedy Brunch Show - Creek and Cave Comedy Show Through May 19, 2018 - Long Island City

Join Paul and Dorothy for some PG comedy fun when they host some of the best comedians from the biggest clubs in NYC.  Forget the babysitter, bring the kids, just come and laugh.  Brunch menu available for purchase.

Discover how science intersects with art, sports, games, and nature with fun-filled activities, performances, and visits from special guests all week long. Spend the school break looking for science in all your favorite places—from the basketball court to your backyard.

Rebel Spirits: Robert F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr - New York Historical Society Through May 20, 2018 - Upper West Side

On the surface, Robert F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr. were born worlds apart?culturally, geographically, racially, financially, and politically. But by the time they were killed within two months of each other in 1968, their worlds had come together. Images taken by some of the most renowned photojournalists of the era?alongside original correspondence, publications, and ephemera?illustrate the overlapping trajectory of their lives, exploring their deepening tie as well as how their interests expanded beyond civil rights and organized crime to encompass shared concerns for the poor and opposition to the war in Vietnam.

With Speed of Life, the Morgan presents the first in-depth retrospective of the New York-based photographer Peter Hujar (1934–1987). Drawn from the extensive holdings of the artist's work at the Morgan and from nine other collections, the exhibition and its catalog explore the artist's full career, from his beginnings in the mid-1950s to his central role in the East Village art scene three decades later. Hujar's sharp, serene, square-format photographs confer gravity on the object of his attention, granting it an eternal moment's pause within the rush of passing time. Hujar focused on the spark of encounter between himself and his subject, be it a goose, a lover, an underground theatrical performer, the dappled surface of the Hudson River, or the placid features of his own face. In early adulthood Hujar worked as a studio assistant to magazine professionals and spent years in Italy with two successive partners, artists Joseph Raffael and Paul Thek. His short career in fashion photography ended in 1971, when Hujar decided the hustle of magazine work "wasn't right for me." After moving into a loft above a theater at Twelfth Street and Second Avenue in 1973, Hujar pursued a bohemian life of poverty, taking paying jobs only when necessary and focusing on the subjects that compelled him. In his book Portraits in Life and Death (1976) Hujar combined intimate portraits of his downtown coterie (painters, performers, choreographers, and writers) with studies of mummies in the Palermo Catacombs. Briefly a lover and then a mentor to the young artist David Wojnarowicz, in his final seven years Hujar continued chronicling a creative Downtown subculture running out of time in a fast-changing city.

Enjoy a log sawing contest, fire-roasted marshmallows, hikes, maple sugaring, and fun crafts that will warm everyone up.

New on View "Cover Stories: Remembering the Twin Towers on The New Yorker" is an exhibition of 33 covers from the weekly news and culture magazine. From the time the original World Trade Center first rose into the skyline, it began appearing on covers of The New Yorker. For years, artists treated the Twin Towers playfully. After 9/11, somber imagery emerged. While the destruction of the towers was not depicted, the anxiety and sadness engulfing the nation took form on New Yorker covers after the attacks. Over the years, the covers commemorated the loss of the towers while documenting the revitalization of the site. The exhibition runs through May 2018.

Find joy in the care routines you create for your new baby. Topics include diapering, circumcision, and umbilical cord care, bathing and dressing, breastfeeding, bottle feeding, and more. There will be time for all your questions as well.

Rock out with popular children's musician Graham Clarke. Kids love Graham's silly humor and fun songs and will enjoy moving and grooving to the beat during his energetic performance.

The Jazz Standard Youth Orchestra (JSYO) will get families grooving every Sunday throughout the school year at Jazz Standard's popular JAZZ FOR KIDS brunch. Talented musicians between the ages of 11 and 18 dish out jazz classics such as "Cherokee," "How Insensitive," and "Billie's Bounce," as family audiences devour the goods off Blue Smoke's southern barbecue lunch menu. Babies welcome!

Vestiges & Verse: Notes from the Newfangled Epic - American Folk Art Museum Through May 27, 2018 - New York

Vestiges & Verse: Notes from the Newfangled Epic unites more than two hundred and fifty works by twenty-one seminal and recently discovered self-taught artists, who will be introduced for the first time through the examination of the idiosyncratic structures of their lifelong, intricate narratives—notably, their sequential and developing aspects. Rare manuscripts, series of drawings, illustrated notebooks with coded texts, expanding cartography, journals, and multi-part collages will provide an art historical and pluridisciplinary perspective on the mechanisms behind visual storytelling.

The Butterfly Conservatory: Tropical Butterflies Alive in Winter - American Museum of Natural History Through May 28, 2018 - Upper West Side

The butterflies are back! For the 20th year, families can hang with as many as 500 fluttering butterflies at the museum's 80-degree warm vivarium full of tropical flowers too. The insects come from farms in Australia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Florida, Kenya, Malaysia, and Thailand and species include iridescent blue morpho butterflies, scarlet swallowtails, large owl butterflies, and green birdwings.

Join this weekly singalong with Hopalong Andrew, a New York City-born singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. A fixture of the New York City family music scene, he regularly appears at curated events such as Summerstage NYC, Bryant Park, Hudson Park, The Oldtone Roots Music Festival, The Brooklyn Public Library, and more.

Stephen Shore encompasses the entirety of the artist's work of the last five decades, during which he has conducted a continual, restless interrogation of image making, from the gelatin silver prints he made as a teenager to his current engagement with digital platforms. One of the most significant photographers of our time, Stephen Shore (American, b. 1947) has often been considered alongside other artists who rose to prominence in the 1970s by capturing the mundane aspects of American popular culture in straightforward, unglamorous images. But Shore has worked with many forms of photography, switching from cheap automatic cameras to large-format cameras in the 1970s, pioneering the use of color before returning to black and white in the 1990s, and in the 2000s taking up the opportunities of digital photography, digital printing, and social media. The artist's first survey in New York to include his entire career, this exhibition will both allow for a fuller understanding of Shore's work, and demonstrate his singular vision—defined by an interest in daily life, a taste for serial and often systematic approaches, a strong intellectual underpinning, a restrained style, sly humor, and visual casualness—and uncompromising pursuit of photography's possibilities.

The Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company, a renowned international touring dance company led by Chinese American choreographer Nai-Ni Chen, announces an exciting 2017-18 season.    The season will begin at American Dance Guild's 60th Year Anniversary in Citigroup Theatre at Alvin Ailey American Dance Center in New York. Ms. Chen will then go to Case Western Reserve University to adapt one of her signature dances, Bamboo Prayer, on the Dance Department students in their prestigious MFA program. In the 2017-2018 season, the Company will continue to be in residence at the New Jersey City University in Jersey City, NJ with extensive community activities including dance curriculum planning, teaching and rehearsing, research and choreography.  The Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company is honored to have been selected in two prestigious regional arts presenter conference this year. First, by Southern Arts to appear in the annual Performing Arts Exchange's prestigious juried showcase program at the Rialto Center in Atlanta on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 5:30pm. On October 18 at 9:30pm, the Company will be performing in Arts Northwest's juried showcase in Seattle, WA. In January and February 2018, to chase away the winter blues, the Company will showcase the eye-popping, colorful extravaganza of the Company's 20th Lunar New Year Festival, celebrating The Year of the Dog at Brooklyn College, Queens College, and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center.   To establish and maintain a world-class dance company which creates vibrant new works that celebrates the diversity of the global community has been the main focus of Nai-NiChen since she began her company 28 years ago.  She enjoyed collaborations with other artists to promote the understanding of arts and humanities. And through this she is hoping to reach out to a broader and more diverse audience base.  This season is no different. Ni-Ni Chen is actively working on a series of new works that reflect the hope, joy, and struggle that she is facing as an immigrant artist.  On Saturday, March 24, 2018, Nai-Ni Chen returns with the world renowned Ahn Trio to the New Jersey Performing Arts Center for the premiere of their new collaboration "A Quest for Freedom". Following the NJPAC performance, the Ahns will join the Company again at the Prince Theatre in Philadelphia in the NextMove Dance Festival from April 18-20, 2018.   The season will continue with an appearance on Ellis Island in the Asian American Heritage Month in May. The Company will be presenting the third Imagine Ellis Island Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Festival in the Great Hall of Immigration on Ellis Island.   Followers and audience can gain an early glimpse of the Company's new works during our open rehearsal sessions and at Flushing Town Hall in New York; at Aljira in Newark, NJ and as well as at pop-up locations around the NY/NJ area to be announced on our e-newsletter.    In addition to developing new dances, Nai-Ni Chen is equally committed to introduce the Chinese American heritage to children and family in diverse communities. Her K-12 assembly program The Art of Chinese Dance is performed throughout the year in schools and community centers in Connecticut, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.   Continuing its commitment to preserve and advance dance in the Chinese American community in New Jersey, the Company offers regularly scheduled community workshops at the Metuchen Dance Centre every Saturday with award-winning instructors from China, Taiwan and US.     2017-18 Upcoming Events   September Fri. 9/8/2017 8pm  American Dance Guild at 60, Festival at Ailey Citigroup Theater Tickets Available Here   Wed. 9/27/2017 5:30pm  Performing Arts Exchange, Southern Arts Showcase, Atlanta, GA, Call us at 800-650-0246 for more info.   October Tue. 10/10/2017 9:30pm  Arts Northwest Showcase in Tacoma, WA.  Call us at 800-650-0246 for more info.   January Wed. 1/31/2018  10am & 11:30am  Lehman College Performing Arts Center, Sponsored by Arts On Stage,  Red Firecrackers for Chinese New Year for K-12   February Fri. 2/2/2018   TBA International House, NYC, Year of the Dog Celebration   Thu. 2/8, Fri. 2/9/2018 10am &12:30pm  New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Year of the Dog Celebration for K-12 Schools   Sat. 2/10/2018  2pm & 7pm   New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Year of the Dog Celebration   Sun. 2/11/2018  3pm   Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts, Year of the Dog Celebration   Tue. 2/27/2018 10am   College of Staten Island Performing Arts Center, Enrichment Through the Arts,  Red Firecrackers for Chinese New Year for K-12 Schools Wed. 3/1/2018  10:30am   Kupferberg Center For the Performing Arts, Queens College, Year of the Dog Celebration for K-12 Schools   March Thu. 3/1/2018  10:30am   Kupferberg Center For the Performing Arts, Queens College, Year of the Dog Celebration for K-12 Schools   Sat. 3/24/2018 7:30pm     New Jersey Performing Arts Center, A Quest for Freedom with Nai-Ni Chen and the Ahn Trio   April   Sun. 4/15 2pm Flushing Town Hall, CrossCurrent V, A Celebration of Asian American Dance Artistry    Thu 4/19, Fri 4/20, Sat 4/21  Prince Theatre, Philadelphia, PA, NextMove Dance Festival, A Quest for Freedom with Nai-Ni Chen and the Ahn Trio     May Sun. 5/6/2018  12pm Great Hall of Immigration, Ellis Island National Monument, Imagine Ellis Island AAPI Heritage Festival   For more information, please visit info@nainichen.org.

Discover what connections artists and designers make to the natural world—and make your own. Explore natural materials, find shapes and patterns in nature, or create a nature-inspired design.

The Little People Party is a children's entertainment company with a current pop up tot party for ages 6 months-3 years held at an indoor soccer field. The giant, enclosed, Astroturf-covered field is decked out with games and toys for kids and the bar sells refreshments for the adults.

Explore Walks: Brooklyn Bridge and Lower Manhattan Walking Tour - Brooklyn Borough Hall Through June 01, 2018 - Brooklyn

Let the entire city be your museum! Our guided walking tour starts in downtown Brooklyn and explores the history and evolving present of Brooklyn as we cross the world's most famous bridge. The tour continues up through Chinatown and back to Lower Manhattan, passing some of the most historic sites and diverse architecture in all of New York. Sites like Federal Hall, Wall Street, African Burial Ground, World Trade Center, and many more that might otherwise fly beneath the radar! The tour finishes steps from the 9/11 Memorial and Museum and ferries to the Statue of Liberty, perfect for continuing your trip!

Babies crawl before they walk and they sign before they talk. Baby Signing Time is a unique early communication class for caregivers and pre-verbal babies to attend together. This class uses songs, stories, games, and activities to learn to communicate using signs from American Sign Language in a way that is fun and easy.

Check out this fun and entertaining monthly variety show for kids that mixes juggling, balloon art, music, comedy, and more. For ages 3-9.

Tarsila do Amaral: Inventing Modern Art in Brazil - MoMA : Museum of Modern Art Through June 03, 2018 - New York

Tarsila do Amaral (Brazilian, 1886–1973) is a foundational figure in the history of modernism in Latin America. The first exhibition in the United States exclusively devoted to the artist focuses on her pivotal production from the 1920s, from her earliest Parisian works, to the emblematic modernist paintings produced in Brazil, ending with her large-scale, socially driven works of the early 1930s. The exhibition features over 130 artworks, including paintings, drawings, sketchbooks, photographs, and other historical documents drawn from collections across Latin America, Europe, and the United States. Born in São Paulo at the turn of the 19th century, Tarsila?as she is affectionately known in Brazil?studied piano, sculpture, and drawing before leaving for Paris in 1920 to attend the Académie Julian. Throughout subsequent sojourns in Paris, she studied with André Lhote, Albert Gleizes, and Fernand Léger, fulfilling what she called her "military service in Cubism," ultimately arriving at her signature painterly style of synthetic lines and sensuous volumes depicting landscapes and vernacular scenes in a rich color palette. The exhibition follows her journeys between France and Brazil, through Rio de Janeiro and Minas Gerais, charting her involvement with an increasingly international artistic community, and her critical role in the emergence of modernism in Brazil: in 1928, Tarsila painted Abaporu, which quickly spawned the Anthropophagous Manifesto, and became the banner for this transformative artistic movement that sought to digest external influences and produce an art for and of Brazil itself.

Author and composer Michael Hearst, along with his five-piece band, presents this highly geeky A/V presentation of some of the most fascinating individuals in the world. Subjects include Larry Walters, who used 45 helium balloons too carry himself into the sky and Marie Curie, who discovered radium, and whose notebooks, to this day, are still too radioactive to handle. Featuring: Michael Hearst, Ben Holmes, Allyssa Lamb, Kate Gentile, and Jonti Siman.

With his guitar and a wagon full of kids' instruments, Greg sings both originals and favorites old and new.

Slammers and guest poets from around the country will bring one original poem of up to 3 minutes. Get ready to hear poetry of all kinds!

BLOCK PARTY brings together the elements of the iconic Brooklyn block party all under one roof, including a series of dimensional stoops set against a backdrop of artistic facades of residential buildings, and different "street" and green spaces to play games, meet friends, relax, and have fun. Large-scale photographs by Brooklyn-based artist Anderson Zaca, who has long documented block parties in Brooklyn, will be featured and invoke the joy, action, and diversity of block parties celebrated annually across neighborhoods in New York City. Families will be invited to add to the photographs, and record their own images and experiences in the city among those of their neighbors.

Dive into a new family art project each month. Projects are designed to be done by a parent/adult and child. Space is limited to the first 10 families. Pre-registration is recommended. However, walk-ins are welcome on a first-come first-served basis as long as there is space. Class begins with a demonstration of the art project.

Bring your child to Bay Ridge Jewish Center to learn the joys of Judaism, its rituals, customs, basic Hebrew language, and prayers.

Bring your child to learn the joys of Judaism, its rituals, customs, basic Hebrew language, and prayers.

Kids can spend their winter break with us! On 2/21, Puzzle Time, on 2/22, Craft time, on 2/23, we'll screen the movie "The Secret Life of Pets."

The Theresa Academy of Performing Arts, a beautifully unique program for children and young adults with special needs, announces its fall lineup of after school programming. An array of subjects are being offered after school on Wednesdays and Thursdays, including art, music, drumming, yoga, and Zumba. Classes are small in size, and taught by passionate, talented, certified teachers. Each student receives individual attention and also has a one-on-one buddy. Typically-developing siblings and friends are welcome. Classes begin on Wednesday, September 13th. Registration is ongoing and we offer a new student discount. To inquire about rates and to sign-up, and to learn more about our weekend respite programs, please contact Assistant Director Alyssa Sosnik at alyssa@tapaNY.org or 516-432-0200.

Join a Baby & Me, Anyone & Me or Two's Company class designed to develop relationships through movement and safe tumbling techniques. Great way to prepare your little one for our Nursery School Program.

After School Classes for ages 2 - Teen - M.A.T.S.S. Kids' Gym- Syosset Through June 15, 2018 - Syosset

From Cooking to Indoor Soccer and Acting Classes, M.A.T.S.S offers a rainbow of programs and classes all under one roof!

Massapequa Bowls Kids Leagues are now forming !! Thursday and Fridays starting at 4pm. Saturday Instructional League starts at 10am. Sunday classes for adults and children start at 10am. Register.

Explore NYC's oldest house. Enjoy scavenger hunts, artifact investigations, gardening, self-guided exploration, and hands-on activities.

The classic musical "The Wizard of Oz" is being performed by a multi-racial cast with a jazzy underscore and authoritative dramaturgy by representatives of the Yip Harburg Foundation.

Gateway Storytime in the Discovery Room - The American Museum of Natural History Through June 18, 2018 - Upper West Side

Swing by the museum on a Monday morning for an engaging story time with plenty of interactive learning. Space is limited and tickets are distributed on a designated single-file line outside the 81st Street Planetarium Entrance between 9:45am and 10:15am on a first-come, first-served basis. Any remaining tickets will be distributed from the Discovery Room itself.

Parents and Babies Meditation Class - Kadampa Meditation Center Long Island Through June 21, 2018 - Huntington

Take a break and join this weekly class to deeply relax, enjoy guided meditations and explore some of Buddha's practical advice that can help you face the changes and challenges that come along with nurturing a new life. Come and find some inner peace, without having to find a babysitter! No one will mind if your baby is making sounds, moving around or needs to be rocked or walked. By the way, our meditation mats make really comfy baby beds – just bring your own blanket from home to cover them.

This Halloween adventure featuring favorite characters Hansel and Gretel dives into the children's lifelike dreams full of music and dancing with Central Park and the Belvedere Castle as the beautiful backdrop. This time, the brother and sister pair encounter lovable characters such as amazing mermaids, adorable monsters, swashbuckling pirates, charming vampires, and a fabulous witch.

Does your life sometimes seem out of control? Do you want to live in a happier world? Learn how controlling your mind enables you to control your world. This weekly meditation class will show us how to change our mind so we can go from being moody, angry or just plain annoyed, to fun, happy and inspired. Learn how through the power of positive minds and actions it is possible for everyone to live in and build a better world. Teens also benefit from the practice of meditation. They learn how to stay relaxed and focused in pressured situations, improve their concentration and memory, develop confidence, stay calm in conflicts and make good decisions, deal with painful situations and feelings, discover their limitless potential, learn a life-long skill for achievement of greater happiness and success.

Drop-in Art, Poems, and Stories - Stories Bookshop + Storytelling Lab Through June 25, 2018 - Park Slope

Bring your little ones for an art project inspired by one of our favorite picture books. The story and project change each week, and throughout the year we’ll explore a range of subjects, styles and materials. Each session begins with a reading.

Drop-in Art, Songs, and Stories - Stories Bookshop + Storytelling Lab Through June 26, 2018 - Park Slope

Bring your little ones for an art project inspired by one of our favorite picture books. The story and project change each week, and throughout the year we’ll explore a range of subjects, styles and materials. Each session begins with a reading.

Esther Crow (from Thunder and Sunshine, the NYC rock group for kids), and her funky puppets are coming to Pipsqueak Children's Shoppe. There will be lots of music, dancing, noise-making, and hand-made puppets.

Esther Crow (from Thunder and Sunshine, the NYC rock group for kids), and her funky puppets are coming to Pipsqueak Children's Shoppe. There will be lots of music, dancing, noise-making, and hand-made puppets.

Babies crawl before they walk and they sign before they talk. Baby Signing Time is a unique early communication class for caregivers and pre-verbal babies to attend together. This class uses songs, stories, games, and activities to learn to communicate using signs from American Sign Language in a way that is fun and easy.

Join Sukey Molloy for a special hour of movement, play, and song created specifically for toddlers and preschoolers with their parents. Parents will learn important terms, tools, and insights while engaging in play and song. The event features 45 minutes of interactive educational music and movement activities, followed by 15 minutes of dialogue and informative sharing. Handouts included. Sukey Molloy is an award winning recording artist and movement educator seen on Sukey’s Circle! and Sukey's House!

Blue Balloon students ages 3 and older perform their own original songs. This year's concert features tweens and teens from Blue Balloon's new branch Pitch & Propeller Songs and Instruction.

Shabbat Songs and Stories - Kings Bay Y at Fort Greene Clinton Hill Through June 29, 2018 - Clinton Hill

Join every Friday morning to wrap up the week and celebrate Shabbat as a community. Neighborhood families are encouraged to join with students from the Early Childhood Programs for music, dancing, stories, and snacks. This event is open to all, regardless of background. 

Drop by the Computer Lab to take control of a NYC Subway car and operate it over virtual miles of track in an incredibly realistic game.

Narrated by Academy Award® winner Jeff Bridges, Dream Big: Engineering Our World will transform how you think about engineering. From the Great Wall of China and the world’s tallest buildings to underwater robots, solar cars and smart, sustainable cities, Dream Big celebrates the human ingenuity behind engineering marvels big and small, and shows how engineers push the limits of innovation in unexpected and amazing ways. With its inspiring stories of human grit and aspiration, and extraordinary visuals for the world’s largest screens, Dream Big reveals the compassion and creativity that drive engineers to create better lives for people and a more sustainable future for us all. DREAM BIG is a MacGillivray Freeman film produced in partnership with American Society of Civil Engineers and presented by Bechtel Corporation.

Throughout August, Little Orchestra Society is in residence at Brooklyn Children’s Museum for a series of family music workshops. Each session explores music of a different culture, engaging children, parents, and caregivers through movement, song, composition, and an introduction to world instruments. Sessions accommodate up to 25 participants on a first-come, first served basis. See website for schedule.

Jean-Michel Cousteau, son of ocean pioneer Jacques Cousteau, offers a breakthrough look at a secret world within the ocean that is perhaps the biggest story of all – that the smallest life in the sea is the mightiest force on which we all depend. Alongside marine biologist Holly Lohuis, Cousteau invites viewers to dive into this whole new world that will leave them in awe of the beauty and diversity of the oceans and inspire an even stronger desire to protect what they have either seen for the first time or perhaps re-discovered along the journey. Narrated by renowned oceanographer Dr. Sylvia Earle, Secret Ocean 3D introduces audiences to over 30 species, illuminating behaviors captured for the first time thanks to the development of new tools that allow underwater filming in 3D, ultra- HD 5K, slow motion, macro, and with motion control, and takes them to remarkable and vibrant environments such as the Bahamas, Fiji, and Bimini. Duration: 20 minutes.

Journey to Space is a celebration of space exploration, a tribute to international cooperation in space research, and a vision towards our near-term future beyond Earth’s orbit — a manned mission to Mars within a generation. Learn about the important role of the International Space Station, uncover what NASA and the space community are working on, and the challenges they face to carry out bold missions such as capturing asteroids and landing astronauts on Mars. Narrated by Sir Patrick Stewart. Duration: 20 minutes.

Jacques Jarrige: Kinetic Outdoor Sculptures Curves #1, #2, #3 - Rockland Center for the Arts Through June 30, 2018 - West Nyack

Jacques Jarrige Kinetic Sculptures at RoCA The Rockland Center for the Arts presents new work by Jacques Jarrige. Rockland Center for the Arts (RoCA) is pleased to present the sculptural works of French artist Jacques Jarrige. Jacques Jarrige has created a site-specific work for RoCA’s outdoor sculpture garden to be on display from September 23, 2017 until June 30, 2018. Saturday, Sept. 23rd, 2pm-5 pm, Rockland Center for the Arts, (27 South Greenbush Road, West Nyack) will have an opening reception of Sculptures by Jacques Jarrige in the Catherine Konner Sculpture Park and in our Nature Trail. Saturday, Sept. 23rd, from 4pm to 5pm at RoCA Jacques will invite participants to create their own sculpture inspired by his vocabulary using material he will provide. Jacques, at the same time will create small sculptures on the spot that he will autograph.. The exhibit is on view September 23 – June 30, 2018. To purchase tickets to the house tour go to www.rocklandartcenter.org “Support RoCA” tab. For more information contact: Rockland Center for the Arts, 845-358-0877, info@rocklandartcenter.org. Rockland Center for the Arts is located at 27 S Greenbush Rd., West Nyack, NY 10994.

In BCM’s new 2nd floor Studio, which focuses on art and architecture, visitors of all ages develop their engineering skills as they engage in open block play with large Imagination Playground blocks and table top sized Kapla Planks and Magnatiles, as well as artist James Paulius’ house-shaped wooden blocks and pegs from his installation Sky Village.

Marvel at homemade gingerbread houses made entirely of edible gingerbread, royal icing and candy. The houses are drafted, designed, baked, planned, built and decorated by creator Jon Lovitch over the course of an entire year. GingerBread Lane has won the Guinness World Record for 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 for the largest gingerbread village. Lovitch’s creation will again contend for this year’s Guinness World Record. Closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

Sing-along with Mike Messer of the Dirty Sock Fun Time Band - Dean Street Through June 30, 2018 - Prospect Heights

Sing-along with Lloyd of The Deedle Deedle Dees - Dean Street Through June 30, 2018 - Prospect Heights

Sing-along with Andrew of Rolie Polie Guacamole - Dean Street Through June 30, 2018 - Prospect Heights

There is tons to explore at the BCM and Tuesdays are dedicated to the museum's permanent exhibits. Together with your child, can you find an authentic West Indian Day Parade costume? Have you met the Madagascar hissing cockroaches in the greenhouse? Can you try your dance moves in Global Beats?

The NY Handmade Collective, formerly Etsy NY Street Team, is showcasing its collective history as makers, and offering customers something a little bit different and new: the chance to explore the history of making in NYC, past in present. The Holiday Handmade Cavalcade has nine years worth of history, and has become a must for holiday shoppers looking for unique and locally crafted gifts from indie vendors, all based in the NY tri-state area.

Works & Process, the Performing-Arts Series at the Guggenheim, Announces Spring 2018 Season - The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Peter B Lewis Theater Through July 29, 2018 - New York

Works & Process, the Performing-Arts Series at the Guggenheim, Announces Spring 2018 Season Highlights: - Commissions by Ryan McNamara, Jodi Melnick, and Reid Bartelme and Harriet Jung - Music of Golden Globe Award-winning series Mozart in the Jungle - Behind the scenes access to Carousel, Jerry Springer-The Opera,and Reasons to Be Pretty Happy - American Ballet Theatre, Jacob's Pillow, Nederlands Dans Theater, and Washington Ballet previews - Breaking Bread with Balanchine on Russian Easter with Meryl Rosofsky and New York City Ballet dancers   "An exceptional opportunity to understand something of the creative process" -The New York Times   (NEW YORK, NY - December 4, 2017) -Works & Process at the Guggenheim is pleased to announce its Spring 2018 Season. Since 1984 the performing-arts series has championed new works and offered audiences unprecedented access to leading creators and performers. Programs explore the creative process through stimulating artist discussions and riveting performance highlights. Each 70-minute program takes place in the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Peter B. Lewis Theater. Additional information is available at worksandprocess.org.   Lead funding for Works & Process is provided by The Florence Gould Foundation, The Christian Humann Foundation, Mertz-Gilmore Foundation, Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, and Evelyn Sharp Foundation, with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.    Spring 2018 Season Schedule The New Group: Jerry Springer-The Opera Monday, January 8, 7:30 pm Prior to the opening of Jerry Springer-The Opera, co-creator Richard Thomas(Music, Book, Lyrics; Book by Stewart Lee), director John Rando, and choreographer Joshua Bergasse discuss the process behind this gleefully profane musical that outrageously celebrates the ritual of public humiliation and redemption. Cast members perform highlights, illuminating the chaos and unrestrained id of our times.    DANCE COMMISSION Battleground  Ryan McNamara Wednesday-Friday, January 10-12, 7:30 pm Following the sold-out premiere of Battleground in 2016, Works & Process presents an encore of this one-of-a-kind "Cosplay-Battle-Ballet" made in and for the museum's Frank Lloyd Wright-designed theater. Three squads of performers-the Red Choir Loft, the Green Balcony, and the Blue Stage-battle for dominance with audience members acting as embedded witnesses.    DANCE COMMISSION One of Sixty-Five Thousand Gestures/NEW BODIES Jodi Melnick with Jared Angle, Sara Mearns, and Gretchen Smith Sunday and Monday, January 14 and 15, 7:30 pm Works & Process -presents an encore of choreographer Jodi Melnick's sold-out 2016 commission, One of Sixty-Five Thousand Gestures/NEW BODIES. This work weaves together dance, spoken text, and moderated discussion with live music,featuring New York City Ballet dancers Jared Angle, Sara Mearns, and Gretchen Smith, with harpsichord by composer György Ligeti, violin by composer Heinrich Biber, and commissioned music by Robert Boston.   A New Carousel Jack O'Brien and Justin Peck Sunday, February 4, 7:30 pm Rodgers & Hammerstein's timeless musical returns to Broadway for the first time in over two decades. The new productionfeatures choreography by New York City Ballet's Justin Peck and direction by Jack O'Brien. Prior to the Broadway opening of Carousel, cast members perform excerpts of new choreography, and Peck and O'Brien discuss the creative process behind this new presentation of a musical drama that has captivated theatergoers for generations.   Mozart in the Jungle: Inside the Music Sunday, February 11, 3 and 7:30 pm Audiences are invited inside the world of Mozart in the Jungle, the Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning television series set in the orbit of the fictional New York Symphony. The Amazon show has featured performances by artists including Joshua Bell and Plácido Domingo, who sang on a raft in a Venetian canal with fictional opera diva "La Fiamma" (played by Monica Bellucci), conducted by Maestro Rodrigo de Souza (Gael García Bernal), and cameos by composers Nico Muhly and Caroline Shaw. At Works & Process, Shaw joins showrunner Will Graham and creative consultant Elena Park in a program that takes the audience inside the music, including performances by Shaw of music that was originally created for the television series.   The Metropolitan Opera: Così fan tutte  Peter Gelb, Christopher Maltman, Phelim McDermott, and Kelli O'Hara Monday, February 12, 7:30 pm Prior to the Metropolitan Opera's premiere of Così fan tutte, general manager Peter Gelb leads a panel discussion about the company's new production, which sets Mozart's masterpiece in a carnivalesque, funhouse environment inspired by 1950s Coney Island. The panel includes baritone Christopher Maltman, who sings Don Alfonso; production director Phelim McDermott; and soprano and Broadway star Kelli O'Hara, who sings Despina. Members of the cast perform excerpts from the opera.   The Washington Ballet Julie Kent and Gemma Bond Sunday and Monday, February 25 and 26, 7:30 pm A champion of new choreography, Washington Ballet artistic director Julie Kent and American Ballet Theatre corps de ballet member Gemma Bond discusses Bond's newest work. Washington Ballet dancers perform highlights from a new commision by Bond prior to the March 14premiere in Washington, D.C.   LA Phil/Beth Morrison Projects: Place Ted Hearne, Patricia McGregor, and Saul Williams Monday, March 5, 7:30 pm A modern-day oratorio, Place explores a country at a crossroads, where manifest destiny and gentrification meet history and personal experience. The creatorsdiscuss their collaboration and the complex and contentious map of the place we call home. Actors Steven Bradshawand Allison Semmes perform highlights prior to the premiere at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles (April 2018), Barbican Centre, London (May 2018), and in New York (fall 2018).   Opera Theatre of Saint Louis: An American Soldier David Henry Hwang and Huang Ruo Sunday, March 18, 7:30 pm Excerpts are performed from this new two-act opera based on the true story ofDanny Chen, proud American and son of Chinese immigrants residing in Manhattan's Chinatown. After enlisting in the U.S. Army, Chen is welcomed in boot camp, but in Afghanistan, his own base becomes enemy territory as military hazing turns deadly, posing powerful questions about what it means to be an American. Librettist David Henry Hwang and composer Huang Ruo discuss their collaboration with Nancy Yao Maasbach, president of the Museum of Chinese in America, prior to the opera's premiere in Saint Louis.   Presented in association with the Museum of Chinese in America, New York. Prurience Christopher Green An experiential entertainment about our private pleasures . . . March 20-31  For performance times, please visit worksandprocess.org Location: The Wright restaurant at the Guggenheim After interviewing neuroscientists, sociologists, addiction experts, and therapists, writer and performer Christopher Green presents an immersive theater experience inviting audiences to attend a fictional self-help group that takes a playful look at how sex and pornography are consumed.Questioning theside effects of porn, Green asksaudiences to consider if society is in the grip of anactual addiction or a moral panic.    COSTUME AND DANCE COMMISSION Reid Bartelme and Harriet Jung Sunday, March 25, 3 and 7:30 pm Monday, March 26, 7:30 pm Costume design takes center stage in this new work devised by designers Reid & Harriet Design in collaboration with their favorite clients and dance makers, Lar Lubovitch, Pam Tanowitz, Jack Ferver, Gwen Welliver, and Burr Johnson.    Nederlands Dans Theater Sol León and Paul Lightfoot Saturday, March 31, 7:30 pm This performance offers behind-the-scenes access to the Nederlands Dans Theater's U.S. tour. Company dancers perform highlights from Sol León and Paul Lightfoot's Shoot the Moon (2006), with music by Philip Glass; and Singulière Odyssée (2017),featuring music by Max Richter. León and Lightfoot participate in a moderated discussion.   Breaking Bread with Balanchine  Meryl Rosofsky Sunday and Monday, April 8 and 9, 7:30 pm Legendary choreographer George Balanchine was also a great cook. Food scholar Meryl Rosofsky previews her "culinary biography" of the dance master, showing how his relationship to food illuminates forces-cultural, geographic, political-that shaped him as an artist. Joining her are special guests who danced or dined with Balanchine. Dancers from New York City Ballet perform excerpts.   Prior to the program, The Wright restaurant at the Guggenheim will offer special dishes from Balanchine's repertoire, including his paskha and kulich, which he made each year for his famous Russian Easter feasts. Reservations for this special dinner will be accepted starting in March call 212 427 5690 or visit OpenTable.   BALANCHINE is a trademark of the George Balanchine Trust.   American Ballet Theatre: AFTERITE Wayne McGregor Sunday and Monday, April 29 and 30, 7:30 pm Utilizing Igor Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring as inspiration, the Royal Ballet resident choreographer Wayne McGregor presents a new work that reconceptualizes the seminal work. McGregor and American Ballet Theatredancers present excerpts of AFTERITE prior to its New York premiere at the Metropolitan Opera.   Ephrat Asherie Dance: Odeon Sunday, May 6, 7:30 pm Ephrat Asherie, a 2016 Bessie Award-winner, discusses her newest work prior to its Jacob's Pillow premiere with festival director Pamela Tatge. Dancers and musicians perform highlights and explore what happens when dances from the African diaspora-including breaking, hip hop, house, and vogue-intersect and remix with the music of Brazilian composer Ernesto Nazareth.   MCC Theater: Reasons to Be Pretty Happy Neil LaBute and Leigh Silverman Sunday, July 29, 7:30 pm Tony Award-winner Neil LaBute and Tony Award-nominee Leigh Silverman discuss their creative process, and cast members perform highlights from Reasons to Be Pretty Happy. Labute, MCC Theater's Playwright-in-Residence, and Silverman revisit the characters first introduced in Reasons to Be Pretty (a 2009 Tony Award-nominee for Best Play) and Reasons to Be Happy (2012). After five years in New York, Greg and Steph return to their blue-collar hometown for their 20th high school reunion and to a dramatic encounter with the friends they left behind.  Location: Peter B. Lewis Theater (unless otherwise noted) Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum 1071 Fifth Avenue at 89th Street Subway: 4, 5, 6, or Q train to 86th Street Bus: M1, M2, M3, or M4 bus on Madison or Fifth Avenue   Tickets: $45, $40 members, $10 student rush tickets one hour before performance, based on availability (for students under 25 with valid ID) Priority ticket access and preferred seat selection starts December 4, 2017, for $500+ Friends of Works & Process and Guggenheim members at the Associate level and above. General ticketing starts December 13, 2017. For more information, call 212 758 0024 or 212 423 3587, Mon-Fri, 1-5 pm, or visit worksandprocess.org. guggenheim.org/social #WorksandProcess   #15XX December 4, 2017   For more information, press tickets, and photos, or to arrange interviews, please contact: Duke Dang, General Manager Works & Process at the Guggenheim 212 758 0024 ddang@worksandprocess.org   Michelle Tabnick, Publicist Works & Process at the Guggenheim 646 765 4773 michelle@michelletabnickpr.com   May Yeung, Publicist Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum 212 423 3840 pressoffice@guggenheim.org

Classes are presented in a lively, creative and interactive way. The classes are suitable for children 6-14 years of age. Meditation for Children is an ongoing program every Sunday morning throughout the school year. Classes are held in the children’s meditation room at Kadampa Meditation Center Long Island in Huntington.

Artists Mendi + Keith Obadike have stretched fragments of music, poetry, stories, and myths across the pedestrian plazas and surrounding blocks in all four cardinal directions, for visitors to discover whether they’re exploring the neighborhood or simply on their way to work. The result is Compass Song, a free app-based public sound artwork inspired by Times Square’s rich history as the Crossroads of the World that officially launches Wednesday, July 12th. Compass Song was commissioned by and created in residence with Times Square Arts. As you turn on the app, plug in your headphones and walk through Times Square, a voice will accompany your wanderings with poems about searching for freedom, reflections on navigating the city, and cross-cultural myths about the cardinal directions, woven through with quotes from and reworkings of Walk With Me, the African-American spiritual turned Civil Rights freedom song. The voice in Compass Song is always underscored by a drone, a unique harmony that translates the latitude and longitude data for Times Square into sound and modulates as you walk north, south, east, or west. Interspersed with this are vocal performances of the sounds of Times Square, as if the city itself is singing to you. Compass Song is centered at Duffy Square, with sounds spread between 49th Street to the north, 42nd Street to the south, 8th Avenue to the west, and 6th Avenue to the east. Let the map guide you within the active soundscape to seek out more of the audio experience, or wander through the district using only the app’s compass to happen upon divergent sonic elements. For more information on the project, please visit CompassSong.com

A playful and poignant homage to classic silent-film era comedians, Chalk invites audiences into a hand-drawn world where imagination is made real and anything can happen.

Derrick Adams is a New York–based, multidisciplinary artist working in performance, video, sound, textile- and paper-based collage, and multimedia sculpture. His practice is rooted in deconstructivist philosophies such as the fragmentation and manipulation of structure and surface, and the marriage of complex and improbable forms. Through these techniques, Adams examines the force of popular culture and the media on the perception and construction of self-image.Derrick Adams: Sanctuary is an exhibition of large-scale sculpture, and mixed-media collage and assemblage on wood panels that reimagine safe destinations for the black American traveler during the mid-twentieth century. The body of work was inspired by The Negro Motorist Green Book, an annual guidebook for black American road-trippers published by New York postal worker Victor Hugo Green from 1936 to 1966, during the Jim Crow era in America.

Derrick Adams is a New York–based, multidisciplinary artist working in performance, video, sound, textile- and paper-based collage, and multimedia sculpture. His practice is rooted in deconstructivist philosophies such as the fragmentation and manipulation of structure and surface, and the marriage of complex and improbable forms. Through these techniques, Adams examines the force of popular culture and the media on the perception and construction of self-image. Derrick Adams: Sanctuary consists of 50 works of mixed-media collage, assemblage on wood panels, and sculpture presented in an installation designed by the artist that reimagine safe destinations for the black American traveler during the mid-twentieth century.

The body of work was inspired by The Negro Motorist Green Book, an annual guidebook for black American road-trippers published by New York postal worker Victor Hugo Green from 1936 to 1967, during the Jim Crow era in America. Referred to simply as The Green Book in its day, the publication served as a guide to finding businesses that were welcoming to black Americans, including hotels and restaurants, during an era when open and often legally prescribed discrimination against nonwhites was widespread. These designated safe spaces were places of refuge and leisure, where one could spend quality time with friends and family. The depiction of black America at leisure is a theme of continued interest to Adams, who explores how engaging in leisure as a form of relaxation and reflection can be a political act when embraced by members of black or working-class communities. Derrick Adams: Sanctuary reflects on the plight of working-class black people before and during the Civil Rights Movement, and their determination to pursue the same American Dream afforded to others. Today, The Green Book serves as a poignant artifact and reminder of the importance of equality during a time in which uneven law enforcement continues to negatively shape the lives and experiences of many black Americans. 

Reanimation Library, an ongoing project by Andrew Beccone, is a collection of 2000+ obscure or out-of-print publications the artist has been collecting over 15 years. Chosen primarily for the images that they contain, this collection of books have been culled from thrift stores, rummage sales, flea markets, municipal dumps, library sales, give-away piles, and used bookstores across the country. Housed at Pioneer Books, Reanimation Library will operate as a public non-circulating collection of books for visitors through August 2018. The library space will include tools to use the collection including a computer, scanner, and copier and host a series of related public events. Join us on Thursday, September 14 at Pioneer Works for the opening reception at Pioneer Works. Learn more. Andrew Beccone, founder of the Reanimation Library, is an artist, librarian, and musician. The library has been exhibited widely at venues around the world including Vox Populi (Philadelphia), SPACE (London), High Desert Test Sites (Joshua Tree), talcual (Mexico City), 98weeks (Beirut), the Museum of Modern Art, the Queens Museum, and Kunsthalle Osnabrück. He was a resident at EFA's SHIFT (2014/15) and the Queens Museum Studio Program (2015-2017). He lives and works in Brooklyn.

Autism Spectrum Tour: The Discovery Squad - American Museum of Natural History Through September 01, 2018 - Upper West Side

Families with members on the autism spectrum can attend a 40-minute tour led by specially trained guides, then spend some time exploring the Discovery Room before the museum opens to the public.

Children ages 5–9 will discover the dioramas in the Jill and Lewis Bernard Family Hall of North American Mammals, which offers a snapshot of the plants and animals native to North America. They will then plunge into the ocean to explore the dioramas in the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life. Children ages 10–14 will take a trip through the David S. and Ruth L. Gottesman Hall of Planet Earth to explore the planet we live on and the forces that create volcanoes, earthquakes, and rock formations.

Access+Ability - Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Through September 03, 2018 - Upper East Side

This powerful new exhibit displays products, projects, and services developed by and with people with disabilities—physical, cognitive, and sensory—that expand their ability to lead independent lives and engage more fully in the world. The Access+Ability exhibition features more than 70 works, from adaptive clothing and eating implements that assist with daily routines to apps and “smart” technologies that aid in social interactions and navigating the environment. A variety of interactive elements will be installed throughout the exhibition to engage visitors, underscoring the importance of prioritizing users throughout the design process.

The Means of a Ready Escape: Brooklyn's Prospect Park - Prospect Park Alliance Through September 30, 2018 - Brooklyn

In celebration of the 150th anniversary of Prospect Park, Brooklyn Historical Society and Prospect Park Alliance present an exhibition that celebrates the founding vision of the Park, traces its social and historical trajectories, and examines the important role that Prospect Park has played as "Brooklyn's Backyard" for 150 years. The Brooklyn Historical Society is closed on major holidays.

Sacred Spaces: The Road To … and the Tibetan Buddhist Shrine Room - Rubin Museum of Art Through October 15, 2018 - Chelsea

Featuring artist Ghiora Aharoni’s series “The Road to Sanchi” and two video works by artist Arthur Liou, the exhibition engages time as a medium and challenges viewers to consider the sacred and think about their own experiences with meaningful journeys. These installations continue the exhibition’s focus on devotional activities in awe-inspiring places.

Aharoni’s series of sculptures reimagines vintage taxi meters, now obsolete, from India. Video screens embedded in the meters capture the artist’s rickshaw rides in India to sacred sites for Hindus, Jews, Muslims, and Buddhists. Each sculpture, whose form simultaneously references a time capsule and the silhouette of a stupa, becomes the oculus of a pilgrimage. 

The videos “Kora” and “Saga Dawa,” created by Arthur Liou, explore aspects of Tibetan Buddhist ritual and celebration as they take place in the breathtaking environment around Tibet’s holiest mountain, Mount Kailash.

Visitors can take a pause inside the Tibetan Buddhist Shrine Room, an immersive installation inspired by traditional Tibetan household shrines. They are also invited to write letters to future museumgoers in a dedicated area in the gallery.

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

From the Collection: Artists at Mid to Late Career - MoMA : Museum of Modern Art Through November 04, 2018 - New York

This presentation in the Museum's fourth-floor collection galleries will focus exclusively on works made by artists in their mid to late careers. Spanning from the late 1960s to today, the installation chronicles the many years of sustained experimentation, daring invention, and thoughtful reconsideration that distinguish an individual artist's career long after his or her breakthrough moment. Highlighting lesser-known works by prominent artists and key works by some less familiar names, Artists at Mid to Late Career provides another view of the history of art over the last half century. All works are drawn from MoMA's collection, and includes examples by Lee Bontecou, Louise Bourgeois, Melvin Edwards, Gego, Philip Guston, David Hammons, Jasper Johns, Maria Lassnig, Elizabeth Murray, Georgia O'Keeffe, Gerhard Richter, and many others.

Join this hands-on workshop in honor of Veterans Day, and you and your child can build a toy helicopter with turning blades. Once the toy helicopter is built, your child can decorate it with paint & stickers to create a mini-military vehicle.

Come for fun hands-on activities and a family-friendly shorts program featuring recent student work and festival favorites. Bring the whole family and enjoy watching, animating, and coloring together as we celebrate young filmmakers. Activities take place upstairs in the Jane Peck Gallery. You can also stop by the Media Arts Lab (where education programs are held) for free tours! Recommended for ages 3 and older.

Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy's Environmental Education Center is a new, year-round space which will be open to families and park visitors on weekends and outside of school hours. The Ed Center offers multiple interactive elements and a reading corner. The two signature exhibits are a discovery station and an aquarium. The Nancy Bowe Discovery Station is a 10' scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, featuring interactive modules that offer an in-depth look at the park's ecology, history and sustainable design. The Ed Center's 250-gallon aquarium showcases fish and invertebrates from the East River that have been caught during the Conservancy's popular seining program. A child-friendly touch tank offers visitors an opportunity to gently interact with marine animals, which are carefully monitored and regularly released back into the river.

Open to all mothers and infants looking for companionship, community, advice, and support regarding feeding, sleeping, postpartum questions, sibling settling, returning to work, and other new family challenges. This warm and welcoming support group is run by a certified postpartum doula CPD(CBI).

This warm and welcoming support group is run by a certified postpartum doula CPD(CBI). It is open to all mothers and infants looking for companionship, community, advice, and support regarding feeding, sleeping, postpartum questions, sibling settling, returning to work, and other new family challenges. No fee, no registration, just come and go as needed. Siblings and pregnant women welcome.

New York Road Runners Open Run - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 6 Through December 18, 2018 - Brooklyn Heights

Open Run is a new community-based initiative that empowers local volunteers to bring free weekly runs to local neighborhood parks all over NYC. All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on park, but they are between 2.5-3 miles. Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home ? bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, dogs: All are welcome.

Bring the little ones to this event to get their wiggles out while the adults get to know other stay at home parents.

Epic New York Beer Tour - Bars, Taprooms, Breweries - Empire State Building Through December 22, 2018 - New York

The Beer Adventures app offers 150+ highly curated tours in 75 cities around the globe. Currently in 25 US cities, we take you to all of the best bars, taprooms and breweries in town giving you a day out to remember on your own terms. For this 'Epic New York Beer Tour' we invite you to join us in NYC as we hit up to 10 venues across Manhattan and Brooklyn in one day. This is one of our favourite Beer Adventures and it's done best by a combination of walking, subway and whatever else mode of transport is for you! Starting by the Empire State Building you'll pass loads of famous landmarks, go over and under the East River, hit both villages (Greenwich and East) and of course visit all the very best beer bars NYC has to offer. Come thirsty, hungry and ready to make a day of it! HOW IT WORKS: Search for 'Beer Adventures' in the Apple appstore or Google Play and download for free. You can then select the city and tours you want in-app. The Beer Adventures app acts as a magical mystery tour directing beer fans around a city at the touch of a few buttons. Available on iOS and Android, we offer highly curated, built in itineraries in most major cities. STARTING OUT: When ready click 'start the tour' after loading up your tour in-app. The meeting point will be near a major landmark like the Empire State Building and in the tour description on-app. Built in Google maps, Citymapper and uber will be your guide on this Beer Adventure. Every 45 minutes you'll get a pop-up asking if you'd like to move to the next place or stay for another beer. HOW MANY PLACES? Over the course of a day you'll visit between 5-10 bars, breweries, taprooms and eateries (or 2-3 if that's all you fancy). You can skip venues on the app if you don't like the look of them and move onto the next one. The Beer Adventures app currently has 3 different NYC beer tours to choose from covering Manhattan and Brooklyn. They all vary in different lengths to suit you. Category: Attractions | Walking / Guided Tours

Join Sukey Molloy for a special hour of movement, play, and song created specifically for toddlers and preschoolers with their parents. Parents will learn important terms, tools, and insights while engaging in play and song. The event features 45 minutes of interactive educational music and movement activities, followed by 15 minutes of dialogue and informative sharing. Handouts included. Sukey Molloy is an award winning recording artist and movement educator seen on Sukey’s Circle! and Sukey's House!

New Moms and Infants Support Group - Croton Free Library Through December 27, 2018 - Croton-on-Hudson

Open to all mothers and infants looking for companionship, community, advice, and support regarding feeding, sleeping, postpartum questions, sibling settling, returning to work, and other new family challenges. This warm and welcoming support group is run by a certified postpartum doula CPD(CBI).

Join Sukey Molloy for a special hour of movement, play, and song created specifically for toddlers and preschoolers with their parents. Parents will learn important terms, tools, and insights while engaging in play and song. The event features 45 minutes of interactive educational music and movement activities, followed by 15 minutes of dialogue and informative sharing. Handouts included. Sukey Molloy is an award winning recording artist and movement educator seen on Sukey’s Circle! and Sukey's House!

Singles Association of Long Island, ages 25 plus meet for fun and fellowship. Social gathering afterwards at the Omega Diner, 1809 Lakeville Road, New Hyde Park.

Join Big City Hunt on an Epic Scavenger Hunt Tour of Central Park. This scavenger hunt is great for kids, families, and friends. You'll learn a ton about your city and Central Park! New York's Central Park stretches across 843 acres of land. It is larger than independent city-states Monaco and Vatican City combined. Bethesda Fountain, Belvedere Castle, and The Dakota are just a few of the landmarks you’ll discover on this exciting two-hour hunt. Explore Central Park's rich history through this fun and engaging hunt through this iconic park using your smartphone. Check out this page for more information: https://www.scavengerhunt.com/locations/central_park_nyc_scavenger_hunt.html

Led by Greenlight bookseller Grace, this book group is geared toward kids ages 9 to 12 and reads great contemporary and classic chapter books every fourth Wednesday of the month. Parents are welcome (but not required) to attend, and pizza is served.

Follow a rescued baby loggerhead sea turtle through its first year of life. The Aquarium will raise it for release into the Atlantic Ocean next fall. The guest sea turtle, only about 3 inches at first, will live in a new habitat near the "Sea Turtles" exhibit.

The core exhibition of the Museum, a one-of-a-kind experience that immerses visitors in the creative and technical process of producing, promoting, and presenting films, television shows, and digital entertainment. Occupying 15,000 square feet of the Museum's second and third floors, the exhibition reveals the skills, material resources, and artistic decisions that go into making moving images. Behind the Screen also introduces visitors to the history of the moving image, from nineteenth-century optical toys to the present-day impact of digital tools on film editing and post-production. Children under the age of fourteen must be accompanied by an adult of eighteen years or older. Artifacts: The exhibition incorporates approximately 1,400 artifacts from the Museum's collection of the material culture of the moving image. These include historic film and television cameras, projectors, television sets, sound recording equipment, costumes, set design sketches and models, make-up, fan magazines, posters, and an outstanding collection of licensed merchandise?dolls, toys, board games, lunch boxes, and more. The Museum has also been a pioneer in collecting video arcade and console games, which are on exhibit and available for play by visitors. Recently acquired objects on view include makeup used on the stars of Sex in the City, a mechanical prop designed by Mike Marino for a climactic scene in Black Swan, and molds and prototypes produced during the creation of a King Kong action figure. Computer-based interactive experiences: Visitors may record their own movements as a sequence of still photographs that can be printed out and made into a flipbook; create their own stop-motion animations, which they can save and email; record their voices over dialogue from a film, following the same procedure that actors use when dubbing their lines in post-production; choose sound effects to add to the images of well-known movies and television shows; add music to scenes from movies, and to experience how music affects mood and tone. Audio-visual material: Behind the Screen includes nearly four hours of audio-visual material that ranges from film clips related to the artifacts on display; projections of the earliest kinetoscope films, The Great Train Robbery, and selections from The Jazz Singer and Nanook of the North, all of which bring key moments in film history vividly to life; special videos, including The First Movies about Etienne Jules Marey and Chuck Workman's Precious Images; and a simulation of a live TV control room, taking visitors inside the room where director Bill Webb called the shots for the broadcast of a game between the New York Mets and San Diego Padres. Commissioned artworks: Artworks created especially for incorporation into Behind the Screen are Tut's Fever by Red Grooms and Lysiane Luong, a real movie theater equipped for video that seats thirty-five; TV Lounge by Jim Isermann, an environment resembling a 1960s living room; and Feral Fount by Gregory Barsamian, a stroboscopic zoetrope using 97 sculptures rotating on an armature to create a short animation.

A permanent exhibition devoted to Jim Henson. This dynamic visitor experience—housed in a new gallery space funded by the City of New York—explores Henson’s groundbreaking work for film and television and his transformative impact on popular culture. The Jim Henson Exhibition features a broad range of artifacts from throughout Jim Henson's remarkable television and film career. It reveals how Henson and his team of builders, performers, and writers brought to life the enduringly popular worlds of The Muppet Show, Sesame Street, Fraggle Rock, The Dark Crystal, and Labyrinth. It also includes material from Henson’s lesser known and experimental film projects, presenting Henson as a restlessly creative performer, filmmaker, and technical innovator. Among the nearly 300 objects on view in The Jim Henson Exhibition are 47 puppets—including Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Rowlf, The Swedish Chef, Statler, Waldorf, Big Bird, Elmo, Cantus Fraggle, a Skeksis, and other popular favorites—character sketches, storyboards, scripts, photographs, and iconic costumes. Film and television clips and behind-the-scenes footage are presented on more than 27 monitors and projections throughout. Interactive experiences allow visitors to try their hand at puppeteering on screen and designing a puppet character. Many of the artifacts in the exhibition are drawn from the 2013 donation by Jim Henson’s family to the Museum’s collection, which includes nearly 500 objects related to Henson’s unparalleled career and features historic puppets, costumes, production design material, and licensed merchandise. The exhibition also includes sketches, storyboards, scripts, and other material on loan from The Jim Henson Company Archives. Archival video and photographic material was provided by The Jim Henson Company, Sesame Workshop, and The Muppets Studio.

In this inclusive space, children of all abilities can explore their senses. The Sensory Room is a welcoming environment for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).

Founded in 1989, Grand Army Plaza is Greenmarket's flagship Brooklyn market, and the second largest market in the program, behind Union Square. Located at the northwest entrance to beautiful Prospect Park? and just steps from the Brooklyn Public Library, the Brooklyn Museum, and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. This community destination brings together a mix of shoppers from the nearby neighborhoods of Park Slope, Prospect Heights, Crown Heights, and beyond. Runners, dog-walkers, families, singles and foodies all converge to buy from the huge array of farm fresh products, and to participate in the programming and cooking demonstrations that take place every Saturday all year long. Open year-round.

On this adventurous, "behind-the-scenes" tour, climb more than 124 feet through spiral staircases to the top of the world's largest cathedral. Learn stories through stained glass windows and sculpture and study the grand architecture of the Cathedral while standing on a buttress. The tour culminates on the roof with a sweeping view of Manhattan.

New York & The Nation in The Robert H. and Clarice Smith New York Gallery of American History - New York Historical Society Through December 31, 2018 - New York

Collection Highlights and New York and the American Experience Explore the story of New York and America in the Robert H. and Clarice Smith New York Gallery of American History. Highlights include: Mounted on the building's original 1904 columns are grand digital screens displaying a continuous, thematically co-ordinated slide show of treasures from the New-York Historical Society's collections. The west face of the columns features individual stations, incorporating interactive touch screens and museum artifacts, presenting six themes in American history which are found interwoven with the history of New York. Projected on dramatic flat screens affixed to six structural columns, the array of objects and images functions as visual signage that demonstrates to our visitors the depth of New-York Historical's collections.

What makes an object “historical?” Why do museums keep objects behind glass? Children will ponder these questions holding, touching, and feeling historical artifacts from the museum's collection. They will learn about the history of those objects through this tactical investigation and by relating these historical artifacts to their own lives.

Enjoy these weekday singalongs featuring a different favorite local musicians each day! Monday Make Music & Dance with DARA! Tuesday Sing along with ANDREW of ROLIE POLIE GUACAMOLE! Wednesday Sing along with EMMY & EVAN! Thursday Sing along with LLOYD of the DEEDLE DEEDLE DEES! Friday Sing along with MIKE MESSER of the DIRTY SOCK FUNTIME BAND!

Enjoy an interactive animal show and meet real reptiles from the museum's Live Collection. Ages 4 and older.

Guess What: A PG Stand Up Comedy Show for Families - The Creek and the Cave Comedy Club Through January 19, 2019 - Long Island City

The Guess What comedy show is a stand up comedy show with the perfect recipe for parents and kids: funny jokes and no sailor talk. Plus parents now don't need a babysitter to see a comedy show. Watch top NYC comics do their PG best jokes and, in between, kids gets a chance to go on stage and tell a joke. The vibe is definitely kid friendly as the hosts of the show are a dad comic and his 9-year old daughter. Tickets are free. Different comedians each month. Great brunch and kids menu. 3rd Saturday of Each Month Doors open at 12:30pm. Show starts at 1pm.

A Bronx Tale is a streetwise musical that takes you to the stoops of the Bronx in the 1960s—where a young man is caught between the father he loves and the mob boss he'd love to be. Featuring a doo-wop score, A Bronx Tale is a story about respect, loyalty, love, and above all else: family.

A Bronx Tale is a streetwise musical that takes you to the stoops of the Bronx in the 1960s—where a young man is caught between the father he loves and the mob boss he'd love to be. Featuring a doo-wop score, A Bronx Tale is a story about respect, loyalty, love, and above all else: family.

A Bronx Tale is a streetwise musical that takes you to the stoops of the Bronx in the 1960s—where a young man is caught between the father he loves and the mob boss he'd love to be. Featuring a doo-wop score, A Bronx Tale is a story about respect, loyalty, love, and above all else: family.

A Bronx Tale is a streetwise musical that takes you to the stoops of the Bronx in the 1960s—where a young man is caught between the father he loves and the mob boss he'd love to be. Featuring a doo-wop score, A Bronx Tale is a story about respect, loyalty, love, and above all else: family.

Did you know that your gastrointestinal tract is home to about 100 trillion bacteria? That's more organisms than there are stars in the Milky Way! Our bodies are home to many trillions of microbes, including bacteria, viruses, fungi, and other organisms collectively called the human microbiome. In any human, microbial genes outnumber the genes in human DNA by more than 100 to one. This new perspective leads us to look at our bodies not just as individuals, but as entire ecosystems.Inside You explores the rapidly evolving science that is revolutionizing how we view human health and introduces some of the scientists who are breaking new ground in microbiome research.Inspired by the Museum's popular exhibition The Secret World Inside You, this exhibition introduces visitors to microbes that live in, on, and around all of us. Engaging graphics detail how microbes aid digestion, influence your immune system, and help fight harmful microbes. You'll find out how we acquire our microbiome and how it is shaped by the foods we eat and the environment we live in. Inside You is co-curated by Susan Perkins and Rob DeSalle, curators in the Museum's Division of Invertebrate Zoology and the Sackler Institute for Comparative Genomics. Inside You is proudly supported by the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson. This exhibition is made possible by the generosity of the Arthur Ross Foundation.

This one-time free class is a chance for your child to try their hand at fencing. Registration required.

New Permanent Exhibit: Titanosaur - The American Museum of Natural History Through January 19, 2020 - Upper West Side

The museum adds another must-see exhibit opening on January 15, a cast of a 122-foot-long dinosaur Titanosaur that is part of a special year of dinosaur events, exhibitions, and digital offerings. Paleontologists have inferred that this dinosaur, a giant herbivore that belongs to a group known as titanosaurs, weighed in at around 77 tons—as much as 14 or 15 African elephants. In preparation for adding this colossal new exhibit, the museum closed the Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Orientation Center in September to remove the hall's current incumbent: a life-sized—but, by comparison, diminutive—fleshed-out model of a juvenile Barosaurus that has been on display since the completion of the fourth floor in June 1996. The new, much larger occupant will graze the gallery's approximately 19-foot-high ceilings and, at 122 feet (37.2 meters), is just a bit too long to fit completely into the space. Instead, its neck and head will extend out towards the elevator banks, welcoming visitors to the "dinosaur" floor.

The New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) will open Connected Worlds, its exciting and groundbreaking new exhibition on environmental sustainability, on June 27, 2015. Presented in NYSCI's iconic Great Hall, Connected Worlds is a fully immersive, digitally rendered interactive experience where visitors are encouraged to explore the interconnectedness of different environments, learn about the importance of keeping systems in balance, and see how our individual and collective actions can have widespread impact. Through their gestures and movements, visitors interact with animated creatures, plants, trees and other objects, and see how human decisions affect the environment. "Connected Worlds reflects what NYSCI is all about – a playful hands-on activity, a focus on problem-solving, and deep engagement with a topic. Connected Worlds gives visitors confidence in their ability to effect change, and empowers them within a larger environment," said Margaret Honey, president and CEO of NYSCI. "This leads to passionate learners – a hallmark of the NYSCI experience." Connected Worlds features gesture-based technologies that generate and project images onto seven massive screens. Six of the screens are more than 14 feet tall and one screen, which shows a digital waterfall, is 38 feet tall. The screens show six different, but interconnected, environments – desert, mountain valley, plains, reservoir, jungle and wetlands – each with their own unique trees, plants and creatures, but sharing common resources, such as water and weather patterns. Some of the animals travel across environments for breeding or to access food. A central reservoir, which is fed by the waterfall and supplies water to the six environments, is projected on the floor, covering approximately 2,300 square feet.

THEATER Adapted by Naomi Iizuka Directed and devised by Rachel Dickstein and Ripe Time Part of the 2017 Next Wave Festival "This is my 17th straight day without sleep." A Japanese housewife's mundane existence of chores and grocery shopping explodes when a haunting dream leads her to cast sleep aside, releasing her into a world of danger and the thrill of the unknown. Based on the 1994 short story by the beloved Japanese author Haruki Murakami (The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle), this hypnotic physical theater piece by Brooklyn-based, Obie Award-winning company Ripe Time follows one woman beyond the bounds of society. Led by a powerhouse female creative team—including director Rachel Dickstein and playwright Naomi Iizuka—and featuring an original score performed live by NewBorn Trio, this playful and eerie journey takes audiences through a wakeful realm where bodies float, ghosts lurk, and daylight rules no longer apply.

DEAR EVAN HANSEN MUSICAL PRODUCTION REVIEW Dear Evan Hansen has surpassed Josh Groban as Broadway’s biggest new hit. With $1.1 million in its pockets, this musical is creating a huge buzz that is drawing ardent fans across the board. Its average ticket price of $141 remains one of the highest box office rates in its niche. This amazing hit was originally in book form and the creativity of Steven Levenson led to its seamless transition to a wave-making high school musical. Benj Pasek and Justin Paul wrote the musicals for Dear Evan Hansen. It is on track to be one of the most successful pieces of musical theater ever to originate in Washington. The plot is centered on the peculiar problem of communicating in a time where technology has made it easier to reach out to people. Evan Hansen is a friendless high school student who achieves Internet fame due to a misunderstanding he perpetuates in regards to his supposed closeness to another troubled classmate who committed suicide. The twists in the story line help to accentuate the challenges that the younger generation face in today’s world. The gripping effects of the story and the raw show of emotions make this story one of the most amazing productions to ever grace Broadway. Parents can gain more insight and understanding into their children. Children can watch and learn how challenging it is for their parents to understand them at times. Grandparents, well, they will get to view this communications conundrum from all angles and certainly gain a good chuckle along the way. This record-setting, sold-out musical has been attracting positive reviews from leading names in the industry and beyond. Peter Marks of the Washington post calls it ‘’A heart-piercing trip to the place that musical theater can sometimes take us to.’’ He believes that this musical, which was first performed on November 14, 2016, holds the ace in every range. On the other hand, Charles Isherwood of the New York Times proclaims “This is a superb musical with great heart and humor.’’ When you leave a musical with one or two great songs running through your head, it can be said to be a success. However, leaving a musical with about 10 great songs running through your head is pretty much unheard of. The power of Dear Evan Hansen has set a new height that may not be surpassed by any production for many years. This is a performance that anyone serious about the arts absolutely must see and a performance certain to draw in permanently that first time attendee to a Broadway performance.

Now on display at the New-York Historical Society is a newly acquired and conserved Picasso in the exhibition Picasso's "Le Tricorne." It is the first work by Picasso, and one with great wall power and a New York history, to enter New-York Historical's collection. Pablo Picasso painted the stage curtain for the two-act ballet The Three-Cornered Hat (El sombrero de tres picos or Le tricorne). The ballet and curtain were commissioned by the impresario Sergei Diaghilev for his avant-garde, Paris-based Ballets Russes, the most influential ballet company of the twentieth-century. The ballet was choreographed by Léonide Massine with music by the Spanish composer Manuel de Falla. It premiered on July 22, 1919, at the Alhambra Theatre in London with sets, costume designs, and the monumental stage curtain created by Picasso. Picasso biographer John Richardson once called "Le Tricorne" the artist's "supreme theatrical achievement." The production, which was conceived by Diaghilev and Massine during a trip to Spain, was enhanced by its many Spanish collaborators, including Picasso who also designed the costumes and set for the ballet. Measuring roughly 20 feet square, the curtain depicts a scene with a bullring and celebratory spectators. Picasso painted it as an illusionistic window in a larger curtain that functioned as a backdrop setting the scene for the ballet. At some point before 1956 Diaghilev cut it from its larger context. For more than half a century the curtain, believed to be the largest Picasso painting in the United States, has hung in the hallway of the Four Seasons Restaurant, in the landmarked Seagram Building, designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, on Park Avenue and Fifty-second Street in New York City. Vivendi, the company that once owned the Seagram Building, gave the Picasso curtain to the New York Landmarks Conservancy in 2005 as a "Gift to the City." The show positions Picasso's curtain in a dialogue with other N-YHS objects, including paintings from the European tradition that provide background to the artist's work as well as to the traditions against which the revolutionary artist rebelled. Other thematic threads pivot around dance subjects and explore roughly contemporary American paintings, sculpture, posters, and watercolors. Among the works included will be examples by William Adolphe Bouguereau, Will H. Bradley, Philippe de Champaigne, Jean-Léon Gérôme, Childe Hassam, Malvina Hoffman, Ricardo de Madrazo y Garreta, Elie Nadelman, Edward Penfield, Maurice Prendergast, John Sloan, and Adriaen van Utrecht.

Lower Hudson Valley Perinatal Network and the Rockland County Department of Health are pleased to have opened the 1st drop-in Baby Café in the NY Metro area. Open every Tuesday 10:30am - 12:30pm Drop-in to get-together to: *Meet and talk to new moms *Learn how to make breastfeeding easier *Make sure your baby is latching and gaining well Get tips on pumping and going back to work *Learn about other parenting topics Contact Sharen Medrano, 914-922-2240 for more information. Join our Facebook page: Rockland County Baby Café

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