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1. I’ve done a lot of cutting and pasting, so opinions are not mine.
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••• “New Works” by Marilu Datoli Hartnett at Cheryl Hazan. Through May 18.
••• Emily DeVoti’s “Milk,” a New Georges production, is at Here in Soho. Through May 22.
••• “Wisdom: Portraits by Andrew Zuckerman” at World Financial Center Winter Garden. Through May 25.
••• Two exhibits at Poets House: “How Does a Bird Imagine? What Does a Tree Know? An Exhibition of Community-Created Poetic Spaces” and “The Green Man,” paintings by poet Basil King. Through May 29.
••• “Parents’ Evening,” a play by Bathsheba Doran, at the Flea. Through May 29.
••• At Soho Photo: “Urban Life by Rebecca Lepkoff”; also, exhibits by Marilyn Fish-Glynn, Elsa Blum, Igor Svibilsky, and Alastair Finlay. Through May 29.
••• “Stanley’s Party,” a world premiere musical based on the book by Linda Bailey, is at Manhattan Children’s Theatre. Through May 30.
••• “Global Vignettes,” photographs by Caron Malecki, at Kiva Cafe. Through May 31.
••• “Anti-Anti/Non-Non,” a two-part group exhibition at Hal Bromm Gallery (90 West Broadway), with works by Joshua Abelow, Gianna Commito, Jack Featherly, Stacy Fisher, Jaime Gecker, Matthew Lusk, Douglas Melini, Bryan Osburn, Sarah Shirley, Ellen Sayers and Keith J. Varadi. Through June 22 (Fri. and Sat., 2–6 p.m.; closed May 23–26).
••• “The Build Up,” paintings by Christopher Blyth, at Pelavin Gallery. Through June 19.
••• “Traces of Memory: Photographer Chris Schwarz” at the Museum of Jewish Heritage. Through Aug. 15.
••• “The Morgenthaus: A Legacy of Service” at the Museum of Jewish Heritage. Through December.
••• “Project Mah Jongg,” an exhibition exploring the traditions, history, and meanings of the game of mah jongg in Jewish-American culture, at the Museum of Jewish Heritage. Through Jan. 2.
May 7: David Bromberg and Jorma Kaukonen at City Winery. ••• At 92YTribeca: Shabbat Dinner with Be’chol Lashon; Montreal based singer-songwriter Patrick Watson and the band Doevman; “Search and Destroy: Iggy and the Stooges’ Raw Power,” a new documentary. ••• “Lost Jazz Shrines: Celebrating Ali’s Alley, a tribute to Rashied Ali”—a panel discussion and concert—at BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center. ••• Bernice L. McFadden reads from her book “Glorious” at Barnes & Noble Tribeca. ••• Compagnia de’ Colombari brings its roving production of ”More Or Less I Am,” a new music-theater piece based on Walt Whitman’s “Song of Myself,” to the World Financial Center.
May 8: Friends of Duane Park and Friends of Bogardus Garden celebrate Earth Day and May Day from 10 a.m. to noon, on Hudson between Chambers and Reade; expect music by the Tribattery Pops, stilt-walkers, face painting, exotic animals, an activity led by the Children’s Museum of Art in Soho, and more. ••• A Uno is having a shopping-and-Champagne event featuring ELM, Monica Castiglioni, and Trippen Shoes. ••• TriBeCaStan plays Joe’s Pub. ••• David Bromberg and Jorma Kaukonen at City Winery. ••• At 92YTribeca: “The G.I. Joe Stop Motion Film Festival”; Brooklyn experimental soul/rock trio Harriet Tubman and the band Flutterbox. ••• Food writer Grace Young on stir-frying at the Museum of Chinese in America.
May 9: “For You Mom, Finally”: author Ruth Reichl in conversation with literary critic and essayist Daphne Merkin at the Museum of Jewish Heritage. ••• At 92YTribeca: kids’ musician Robbi K and friends. ••• “A Tribute to T-Bone Wolk” with GE Smith and friends, a MusiCares benefit at City Winery.
May 10: Ingmar Bergman’s 1960 film “The Virgin Spring” at 92YTribeca. ••• Aqualung and Krista Polvere at City Winery. ••• “Devil’s Playground,” about young Amish who spend time in the outside world, part of the documentary Tribeca Cinemas Doc Series.
May 11: At Poets House: “Praises & Offenses: Women Poets from the Dominican Republic with Linda M. Rodriguez Guglielmoni, Judith Kerman, Ylonka Nacidit-Perdomo and Angela Hernández Núñez.” ••• Jay Mohr, author of “No Wonder My Parents Drank Tales from a Stand-Up Dad,” reads at Barnes & Noble Tribeca. ••• Moomah celebrates its first birthday with balloons, cake, and a special appearance by Supertryer.
May 12: “Birthplace,” a documentary about writer Henryk Grynberg’s quest to learn who killed his family in WWII, followed by a discussion with Grynberg and historian Joanna Michlic, at the Museum of Jewish Heritage. ••• At Poets House: ”Poetry & Biodiversity: A Public Seminar with Jonathan Skinner.” ••• Lis Wiehl, author of “Hand of Fate,” reads at Barnes & Noble Tribeca. ••• At 92YTribeca: “Live It, Love It, Earn It: A Woman’s Guide to Financial Freedom”; “Junior,” a documentary film; “Channel 101.” ••• Frédéric Brouca leads a seminar on Chablis at Maslow 6.
May 13: “Highlight in Jazz” final concert at BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center. ••• Pen Parentis’s literary salon has its first-ever nonfiction night, with Kristen Schultz Dollard (”The Yoga Body Diet”), Laura Vanderkam (”168 Hours”), and Mary Ann Zoellner and Alicia Ybarbo (”Today’s Moms”). ••• At Poets House: ”Back Home: A Conversation & Reading with Maurice Manning & Norman Minnick.” ••• Al Stewart at City Winery. ••• At 92YTribeca: ”Jews in the Allied Military in World War II,” a screening and talk; the band Crooked Still; a screening of “Michael Clayton” with the film’s editor, John Gilroy.
May 14: “Lost Jazz Shrines: Celebrating Studio Rivbea” at BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center. ••• At Poets House: ”Poetry & Watersheds: A Public Seminar with Jonathan Skinner.” ••• Laura Marling with Smoke Fairies and Pete Roe at City Winery. Also: Charlie Mars. ••• At 92YTribeca: “Bass Ackwards,” a road-trip movie;the bands Aerial East, Last Good Tooth, and New Jerk Times. ••• The Bosnian-Herzegovinian Film Festival at Tribeca Cinemas.
May 15: Taste of Tribeca, a benefit for P.S. 150 and P.S. 234. ••• “Jigsaw Jones and the Case of the Class Clown” at BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center. At Poets House: Author and illustrator of children’s books Calef Brown reads from his most popular works. ••• Crash Test Dummies and Rob Morsberger at City Winery. ••• At 92YTribeca: Music by the Shanghai Restoration Project; a screening of “Hair High” with director Bill Plympton; “Grease 2″ sing-along. ••• Duane Parkrestaurant’s ice-cream kiosk, Griff’s Gelato, officially opens. ••• The Bosnian-Herzegovinian Film Festival at Tribeca Cinemas.
May 16: “The Future Mah Jongg Players of Majestic Isles“: comedy and stories about mah jongg and the people who are crazy about it, with comedians Cory Kahaney and Jessica Kirson, and Esther Goodhart, at the Museum of Jewish Heritage. ••• The Revelation and friends at City Winery. ••• “Play It By Ear’s Improvisational Opera” at the Flea. ••• Downtown Dance Factory Inaugural Dance Recital at BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center. ••• David Weinstone and the Music for Aardvarks Band at 92YTribeca. ••• Poet Kam Mak on Chinatown at the Museum of Chinese in America.
May 18: At 92YTribeca: An eater’s our of Chinatown with chef Russell Moss; crisis management expert Ian Mitroff on how to manage a crisis. ••• Jennifer Belle, author of “The Seven Year Bitch,” reads at Barnes & Noble Tribeca. ••• John Sandford, author of “Storm Prey,” reads at Borders Wall Street. ••• Raul Midón at City Winery. ••• “Chinese Poetry Today with Arthur Sze and Lucas Klein” at Poets House. ••• Peace First Ride for Peace, a cycling fundraiser, at SoulCycle.
May 19: At 92YTribeca: civil rights legend Andrew Young talks with his godson Kabir Sehgal about race, civil rights and the American dream; “Explore, Improv, Taste: Shavuot 2010.” ••• Suzanne Vega and Lloyd Cole at City Winery. ••• Andrea Richesin, author of “What I Would Tell Her” about dads’ advice to their daughters, reads at Barnes & Noble Tribeca. ••• Kevin Daum, author of “Roar!” reads at Borders Wall Street. ••• Joey Cord at Duane Park restaurant.
May 20: The Proclaimers at City Winery. ••• At Poets House, poet Marilyn Nelsonand artist Jerry Pinkney, winner of the 2010 Caldecott Medal, discuss their collaborative book, Sweethearts of Rhythm, which profiles the all-female, interracial band of the 1940s. ••• At 92YTribeca: Writer William D. Cohan on the fall of Bear Sterns; a work-in-progress screening of “The Campaign,” a documentary by Christie Herring about the unsuccessful fight to defeat Proposition 8 in California; Comedy Below Canal with Sean Patton, Liz Miele, Baron Vaughn, Pete Holmes, and Kumail Nanjiani. ••• Laura Day, author of “The Circle,” reads at Barnes & Noble Tribeca. ••• Hildegards at Duane Park restaurant. ••• “Beirut, Open City,” a film by Samir Habchi, at Tribeca Cinemas.
May 21: At 92YTribeca: “Kevin Geeks Out About… Aliens!” ••• At BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center: ”Lost Jazz Shrines: Celebrating Jazz Cultural Theatre,” a panel discussion and a concert by Barry Harris and His Band; also, “Russian Play: Ladies’ Night.” ••• “Crazy Hair Day,” a kids’ event, at Barnes & Noble Tribeca. ••• Brian Newman Jazz Trio with burlesque dancers at Duane Park restaurant. ••• “Machotaildrop,” a film about a skateboarder, at Tribeca Cinemas.
May 22: At 92YTribeca: John Cassavetes’s “Minnie and Moskowitz,” a comedy with Gena Rowlands and Seymour Cassel; “ReadNex Poetry Squad: Album Release Party.” ••• Melody Sweets at Duane Park restaurant. ••• Video Art Experimental Film Festival at Tribeca Cinemas. ••• Lenore Look hosts a picture-book workshop at the Museum of Chinese in America. ••• Painting Resurrected, a one-night-only group show featuring Borbay and others.
May 23: At 92YTribeca: Kids’ band the Macaroons.
May 24: At 92YTribeca: Jean-Luc Godard’s “Breathless”; actor Sean Hayes talks with Jordan Roth. ••• Jeff Daniels at City Winery. ••• At the Museum of Jewish Heritage, author Kai Bird talks about being the son on an American diplomat stationed in the Middle East from the 1950s through the 1970s. ••• Macao Trading Co.’s annual Drunken Dragon Festival, an “open-to-the-public annual party that celebrates in the Macanese tradition [with] kick-ass cocktails and food and a dance performance by House of Dangerkat.”
May 25: Sharon Oreck, author of “Video Slut,” reads at Barnes & Noble Tribeca. ••• At the Museum of Jewish Heritage, a panel discussion on the resurgence of Jewish culture in Poland. ••• At Poets House, a panel discussion on how poetry might marshal diverse languages, ethnicities and identities to engage with a global ecosystem under duress.
May 26: At 92YTribeca: A seminar on getting more out of your digital camera; “First Kiss,” in which writers Emily Gould, Doree Shafrir, Gavin McInnes, and Jon Caramanica read from essays they wrote about being kissed fro the first time; “Short Slam Finale.” ••• Kate Rockland, author of “Falling Is Like This,” reads at Barnes & Noble Tribeca. ••• Author William Martin visits Borders Wall Street. ••• Moroccan master of Sephardic song Gerard Edery and friends present a musical celebration of rich cultural traditions at the Museum of Jewish Heritage.
May 27: “Blood Into Wine,” a film about Tool front man and winemaker Maynard James Keenan, at City Winery. ••• At 92YTribeca: Art history professor Tracy Fitzpatrick talks about subway art; “Opera Appreciation I”; “Equally Shared Parenting: Finishing the Unfinished Revolution,” a talk with the NYT’s Lisa Belkin, authors Marc and Amy Vachon, and author and sociologist Kathleen Gerson; “The Wind Journeys,” a Colombian film. ••• The Rose Room at Duane Park restaurant. ••• “Robert Hass & Brenda Hillman on Poetry, Ecology & Environmental Action” at Poets House. ••• “Earth Celebrations Hudson River Pageant” at Hudson River Park, on the esplanade between Laight and Pier 51.
May 28: At 92YTribeca: ”The Wind Journeys,” a Colombian film; Grant Hart, formerly of Hüsker Dü. ••• “iEmotions–Means of Emotion,” an exhibition about how the consistent access to the Internet in the western world has synthesized emotions, opens at Apexart. ••• Lee Smith, author of “Fireman,” reads at Borders Wall Street. ••• ”Blood Into Wine,” a film about Tool front man and winemaker Maynard James Keenan, at City Winery. ••• Brian Newman Jazz Trio with burlesque dancers at Duane Park restaurant.
May 29: At 92YTribeca: “Heavenly Creatures,” the 1994 Peter Jackson film starring Kate Winslet. ••• At Poets House: various events with Robert Hass and Brenda Hillman. ••• Melody Sweets at Duane Park restaurant.
May 30: Friends of Hudson River Park Memorial Day boat ride.
May 31: Nothing yet.