Coming Up: March 18 to April 17

Introducing the Tribeca Citizen calendar, a look at what’s coming to greater Tribeca over the next four weeks. It’ll be updated once a week, maybe twice, depending on how much updating there is to be done. I’ve done a lot of cutting and pasting, without attributing anything, so please be aware that any opinions are not mine. Also, doublecheck anything you read here: Event listings are particularly prone to change. And besides, I might already have gotten details wrong.

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"Wall" by Luis Garcia Nerey (courtesy Cheryl Hazan Gallery)

"Wall" by Luis Garcia Nerey, now showing at Cheryl Hazan Gallery


“Glee Club” by Matthew Freeman at Blue Coyote/Access Theater. Through Apr. 3. ••• “Girls in Trouble” by Jonathans Reynolds at the Flea. Through Apr. 11. ••• “Urban Flight,” paintings by Luis Garcia Nerey at Cheryl Hazan Gallery. Through Apr. 13. ••• “The Velveteen Rabbit” at Manhattan Children’s Theatre. Through Apr. 18. ••• “Anachronic,” a show of photographs by Adam Schreiber, at Sasha Wolf. Through May 1.

Equinox celebrates the equinox

Equinox celebrates the equinox on March 23


Mar. 18: A tasting of Louis/Dressner Selections, featuring Lee Campbell, at Vestry Wines. ••• Target Free Thursday at the Museum of Chinese in America presents a work-in-progress screening of Anna May Wong: In Her Own Words, an hour-long documentary about how a Chinese laundryman’s daughter became an international star, a member of high society, an activist and an artist despite the racism and sexism of the day. Also: filmmaker Q&A. ••• Documentary filmmaker Pierre Sauvage screens and discusses his work at the Museum of Jewish Heritage. ••• Patty Larkin and Erin McKeown at City Winery. ••• At 92YTribeca: “Employee of the Month,” a chat show all about jobs, work, and labor; a work-in-progress screening of Rose & Nangabire, a feature-length documentary that tells the story of a mother and daughter reunited after a decade separated by civil war; and “Comedy Below Canal: Some Folks” hosted by Wyatt Cenac.

Mar. 19: State Petersburg State Ballet Theatre at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center. Also: Show your ticket stub and get 10% off your bill at Acappella and/or enjoy a special $50 prix-fixe dinner at Megu. ••• At 92YTribeca: chef Leticia Moreinos Schwartz, author of The Brazilian Kitchen, shares her passion for Brazilian cuisine; “Kevin Geeks Out About… Sharks!”, with dozens of movie clips; Texas-bred singer-songwriter (and former founding member of the Be Good Tanyas) Jolie Holland performs, with Rain Machine (Kyp Malone, guitarist-singer for TV on the Radio) opening. ••• Joseph Arthur and Kevin Devine at City Winery. ••• Duane “Dog” and Beth Chapman, authors of “Where Mercy Is Shown, Mercy Is Given,” are at Borders.

Mar. 20: Tribeca Cinemas Kids Club screens episodes of The Big Green Rabbit and then Charlotte’s Web. After The Big Green Rabbit, kids can sing and dance along with the Big Green; after Charlotte’s Web, the Children’s Museum of the Arts hosts an animation workshop. ••• State Petersburg State Ballet Theatre at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center. ••• Two art exhibits open at Poets House: “How Does a Bird Know? How Does a Tree Know?” (which documents the creation of poetic spaces by a public school community in response to images of landscape and shared journeys) and “The Green Man” (paintings by British-born poet and painter Basil King depicting the pre-Christian archetypal figure of creation and the earth, emerging in the guise of British historical figures, from Guy Fawkes to Walter Raleigh). The exhibits run through May 29. ••• P.S. 234’s Spring Auction: Click the link to see what’s for sale. ••• Saturday Storytime at Barnes & Noble Tribeca. ••• Rhett Miller and Moneybrother at City Winery. ••• At the Museum of Chinese in America: Mingmei Yip, author of Chinese Children’s Favorite Stories, shares stories that celebrate Women’s History Month. Also: “Chinese Artists and the New York Art World,” a panel discussion. ••• At 92YTribeca: Nothing Lasts Forever, a never-released 1984 movie by Tom Schiller that takes place in a futuristic Manhattan run by the Port Authority, where bureaucratic testing regulates the lives of the island’s inhabitants, with Zach Galligan, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sam Jaffe, and Lauren Tom; “Resident Nose!’, concerts by Ursa Minor, Evan Felts, and Joseph Blaise; and a concert by Maggie Moore.

Mar. 21: Free family day at Gymboree Play & Music; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Classes, open playtime, dance, yoga, Pilates, and more. Plus: The new café will be open. Call ahead to register for a sample class (212-566-2795). ••• State Petersburg State Ballet Theatre at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center••• The New York City Half-Marathon is today; the finish line is on West Street just south of Chambers Street. Plan accordingly. ••• “Kidrockers,” with Steel Phantoms and Dynasty Electric, at 92YTribeca.

Mar. 22: Nerdcore Rising, the latest documentary film in the Tribeca Cinemas Doc Series, investigates the newest wave of hip-hop, nerdcore, as it follows the godfather of the genre, MC Frontalot, on his first national tour. ••• The author of “Self-Defense for Radicals” is at Barnes & Noble Tribeca.

Mar: 23: To celebrate the vernal equinox, Equinox Tribeca will host a party from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.; non-members are welcome too. Churrascaria Tribeca will serve food and Tribeca Wine Merchants will provide drinks. There’ll be a DJ in the spin class, nutritional experts doling out advice, and a psychic. ••• Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, a 2002 South Korean film, is at Tribeca Cinemas as part of the Korean Culture Service Screening Series. ••• Sondre Lerche and JBM at City Winery. ••• At Poets House, poets Basil King and Thomas Meyer join scholars Carolyn Dinshaw and Michael Hrebeniak for a discussion of the Green Man, the mythic figure that incorporates elements of nature and humanity. ••• At the Museum of Chinese in America, a panel discussion on “Chinese Food in Today’s America: Four Chinese American New Yorkers’ Perspectives.” ••• Career consultant Stan Broitman stop by 92YTribeca to discuss looking for a new job or career when you’re over 50. ••• The Circle with Laura Day and children’s storytime at Barnes & Noble Tribeca.

Mar. 24: Nili Lotan sample sale from noon to 8 p.m. at 188 Duane. ••• Save the Deli author David Sax talks with cookbook author Arthur Schwartz at the Museum of Jewish Heritage. ••• At 92YTribeca: “Culture Wars,” a trivia event inspired by contemporary art and culture; “Wine Drinking for Inspired Thinking: Uncork Your Creative Juices” with Michael Gelb; and four documentaries about avant-garde composer Iannis Xenakis. ••• A discussion on the history and significance of Ginling College through a collection of oral histories is at the Museum of Chinese in America. ••• Alafair Burke, author of “212,” is at Barnes & Noble Tribeca.

Mar. 25: Tribeca-based children’s fashion line Anais & I is holding a trunk sale up at Soho House. ••• Tribeca Cinemas hosts the Artivist Film Festival, the first international film festival dedicated to addressing human rights, children’s advocacy, environmental preservation, and animal advocacy. Through Mar. 27. ••• At 92YTribecaThe Enchanted Word, a film about Brazilian music that includes performances and interviews with singers, songwriters and poets; “Risk!”, a show where actors, writers, and comedians tell true stories they never thought they’d dare to share; and “Comedy Below Canal: Match Game Live” with Michael Musto, Frank DeCaro, and Pat Kiernan. ••• Rosie 151’s “The Rose Room” at Duane Park restaurant. ••• Jennifer Love Hewitt, author of “The Day I Shot Cupid,” is at Borders.

Mar. 26: Brooklyn-based new soul band Ghost Star returns to the Tribeca Performing Arts Center with songs honoring ghosts, ancestral spirits, phantoms, etc. The band will introduce several original tunes as well as music by Charles Mingus, Gnarles Barkley, Gaelle, Lupe Fiasco, Bob Marley, Muddy Waters and Nick Cave. ••• Tribeca Retail Club is a free independent designers’ trunk show and shopping and beauty event with a DJ, goody bags, champagne, and manicures. ••• Joseph Arthur and Keren Ann at City Winery. ••• At 92YTribeca: acoustic pop singer Sooz Kim; Shabbat HaGadol (the “big” Shabbat before Passover) with physicist Dr. Debbie Berebichez; The Rise and Fall of Nina Simone: Montreux, 1976, an evening of film, music, laughter, and indoctrination into the cult of Nina, including bonus video clips, games, historical re-enactments and a tribute performance by Roslyn Hart; “Julia Greenberg Sings Dory Previn” and “David Driver Sings Scott Walker”; and a sing-along to the 1989 movie Teen Witch.

Mar. 27: At Poets House, Matthea Harvey reads from The Little General and the Giant Snowflake, her tale of a little general and his Realist army who attempt to fend off the imagination. Illustrator Elizabeth Zechel also leads a snowflake-making workshop. ••• At 92YTribeca: David Lynch’s Mulholland Drive; and concerts by Grant Hart and the Octagon. ••• Saturday Storytime at Barnes & Noble Tribeca.

Mar. 28: Rocknoceros plays music for kids at 92YTribeca. ••• Maura O’Connell at City Winery.

Mar. 29: Tim Gunn, author of “Models, Inc.,” at Barnes & Noble Tribeca. ••• Jack Ingram at City Winery.

Mar. 30: At City Winery: Up Close and Personal with New York Philharmonic, and Harper Blynn and Audra Mae. ••• Children’s storytime and Ellen Horan, author of “31 Bond Street,” at Barnes & Noble Tribeca.

Mar. 31: At 92YTribeca: “The Road from Ruin: The Way Out of the Economic Mess,” a panel with The New York Times’s Andrew Ross Sorkin, The New Yorker’s John Cassidy, and The Economist’s Matthew Bishop; “Lampchop Live at XX Merge,” a concert film; the work of songwriters Kyle Ewalt and Michael Walker sung by Broadway performers.

Gelber & Manning, coming to Duane Park restaurant on April 13

Gelber and Manning, coming to Duane Park restaurant on April 8


Apr. 1: At 92YTribecaauthor Alexandra Zissu on how to have a conscious kitchen; M. Night Shyamalan’s bomb “Lady in the” Water; Comedy Below Canal with Victor Varnado, Claudia Cogan, Lee Camp and more. ••• Albert Cadabra presents “Diabolical Delights,” including the seamy side of sleight of hand, at Duane Park restaurant.

Apr. 2: At 92YTribeca, artwork by Kristi Sword and Jonathan Dueck opens at the gallery (and there’s a concert/happening at night); and “High-Rise,” a Brazilian film about height, status, and power.

Apr. 3: The 2010 NPC Steve Stone NY Metropolitan Championships, a bodybuilding contest, is at Tribeca Performing Arts Center. ••• At 92YTribeca: The Iron Mule Short Comedy Film Festival; and “Jewmongous’ Passover Extravaganza!” a comedy song concert with occasional guests. ••• Kid-lit character Madeline shows up at Barnes & Noble Tribeca. ••• At Poets House: “Black Nature: A Panel & Poetry Reading” with Camille T. Dungy, Sean Hill, Yusef Komunyakaa, and Evie Shockley.

Apr. 5:The Passion of Joan of Arc,” a 1927 film from Denmark, screens at 92YTribeca.

Apr. 6: Soho Photo‘s gallery will be devoted to SohoPhoto 2010, the 15th-annual members’ juried show, an opportunity to experience virtually the entire range of classic and contemporary photography—from pinhole, mixed media and digital photography to color, black and white, bleached and toned prints and those otherwise manipulated. ••• Mario Batali and children’s storytime at Barnes & Noble Tribeca. ••• Moya Brennan at City Winery.

Apr. 7: “Don’t Piss on Me and Tell Me It’s Raining,” a new show about the art world, curated by a duo known as Bad at Sports, opens at Apexart with a party tonight. ••• At 92YTribeca: 1968 Japanese film “Kill!,” a satirical comedy, a samurai adventure, a disillusioned take on the masculine myths of Japanese history, and a re-appropriation of the spaghetti westerns that had already appropriated earlier samurai films; and rap producer Pete Rock joins Hot 97’s Peter Rosenberg for a night of music and conversation. ••• At the Museum of Jewish HeritageIsraeli author Sayvon Liebrechtdiscusses her work as it relates to being the child of Holocaust survivors. ••• Elizabeth Bard, author of “Lunch in Paris,” is at Barnes & Noble Tribeca.

Apr. 8: Gelber & Manning’s Champagne Riot at Duane Park restaurant. ••• At 92YTribeca: “Risk!”, in which actors, writers and comedians tell true stories they never thought they’d dare to share; and Comedy Below Canal, hosted by Dan Allen with Ted Alexandro and more. ••• Rocky Votolato & Brooke Waggoner at City Winery. ••• Thomas E. Kennedy, author of “In the Company of Angels,” is at Barnes & Noble Tribeca.


Apr. 9: Raul Malo at City Winery. ••• At 92YTribeca: “New Perspectives on Jewish Writing with Gary Shteyngart and Amy Sohn”; the film series “Collaborations: Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor” kicks off with “Citizen Ruth” and “Election”; concerts by Sam Amidon and Thomas Bartlett.

Apr. 10: At the Tribeca Performing Arts Center: The Dallas Children’s Theater’s production of “Most Valuable Player,” the story of Jackie Robinson. ••• At 92YTribeca: “Collaborations: Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor” continues with “Sideways” and “About Schmidt.” ••• Raul Malo at City Winery. ••• Children’s storytime at Barnes & Noble Tribeca.

Apr. 11: At the Museum of Jewish Heritage, admission is free for the day-long Yom Hashoah Observance. Remember those who were lost, and learn from those who survived. Hear personal stories from artifact donors, Holocaust survivors, and their families. Museum admission is free with suggested donation all day. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Holocaust survivors will be in the galleries discussing their experiences. Many are artifact donors who will stand beside their objects and explain their significance. ••• Kids’ concert “Bubble Do The Beatles: Unplugged” at 92YTribeca. ••• The Revelations and Friends at City Winery.

Apr. 12: Jean Renoir’s “Rules of the Game” screens at 92YTribeca. ••• Ed Lin, author of “Snakes Can’t Run,” is at Barnes & Noble Tribeca.

Apr. 13: American Express cardholders may begin buying single tickets to the Tribeca Film Festival. ••• Pen Parentis hosts its literary salon at the Libertine Library at Gild Hall. Reading: Max Watman, author of Race Day, and short-story author Anna Solomon, whose debut novel, “The Little Bride,” will be published next year. The events aren’t just for parents. ••• At Tribeca Performing Arts Center: “The Great Jazz Singers,” new and classic film of Billie Holiday, Nat King Cole, Anita O’Day, Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, Betty Carter, Peggy Lee, Nina Simone, and Fats Waller. ••• Joan Osborne at City Winery. ••• Tribeca Rooftop is the site of the 8th-annual fundraising gala benefitting Angkor Hospital for Children. Shop the Cambodian marketplace, experience 
traditional rituals, and dance the night away. ••• At Poets House: Spanish poet Jesús Aguado is joined by his English-language translators, Electa Arenal and Beatrix Gates, for a bilingual reading and conversation about Iberian poetry, translation, and Aguado’s work. ••• Children’s storytime at Barnes & Noble Tribeca.

Apr. 14: Joan Osborne at City Winery. ••• At 92YTribeca: writer Bryan Burrough on “The Rise and Fall of the Greatest Texas Oil Fortunes”; and a staged reading of the screenplay for “The Most Famous Woman in the World,” about Christine Jorgensen. ••• “We Are Going to Pick Potatoes: Norway and the Holocaust, the Untold Story”: At the Museum of Jewish Heritage, Holocaust survivor Irene Levin Berman is joined by Bjarte Bruland, Chief Curator of The Oslo Jewish Museum, curator Bonnie Gurewitsch, and Danish journalist Samuel Rachlin. ••• Christopher Rice, author of “The Moonlit Earth,” is at Barnes & Noble Tribeca.

Apr. 15: “Highlights in Jazz: The Ben Webster & Lester Young Centennial,” with Joe Lovano, Jimmy Heath, Harry Allen, and others, at Tribeca Performing Arts Center. ••• At 92YTribeca: food writer Kara Newman leads a tour of historic hotel bars and restaurants; life coach Dr. Lanny Latham; and “Comedy Below Canal: Mortified,” about teen angst. ••• Niki King at Duane Park restaurant. ••• Matt Gallagher, author of “Kaboom,” is at Barnes & Noble Tribeca.

Apr. 17: A hands-on kite-making workshop at the Museum of Chinese in America. ••• Douglas Sirk’s 1956 melodrama, “There’s Always Tomorrow,” at 92YTribeca.


1 Comment

  1. This is very nice — I know how much work goes into tracking down correct information for a project like this.

    Just want to say thank you on behalf of all the listees!

    David Cleaver

    Tribeca Performing Arts Center