Calendar: April 19 to May 17

Before you read this calendar:
1. I’ve done a lot of cutting and pasting, so opinions are not mine.
2. Doublecheck before you make plans: Event listings are prone to change.
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Artwork by Freddie Brice at KS Art through May 1

Artwork by Freddie Brice at KS Art through May 1


“Anachronic,” a show of photographs by Adam Schreiber, at Sasha Wolf. Through May 1. ••• Soho Photo’s annual members’ juried show, SohoPhoto 2010. Through May 1. ••• Marielle Heller’s play “The Diary of a Teeneage Girl,” is at 3LD Art & Technology Center. Through May 1. ••• Freddie Brice’s paintings at KS Art. Through May 1.  ••• Thirty Days NY, a pop-up gallery at 70 Franklin, is open daily noon to 9 p.m. Through May 6. ••• “New Works” by Marilu Datoli Hartnett at Cheryl Hazan (through May 18). ••• 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. ••• “Global Vignettes,” photographs by Caron Malecki, at Kiva Cafe. Through May 31.  ••• “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.

The Tribeca Open Artist Studio Tour map (don't bother clicking). See April 23–26

The Tribeca Open Artist Studio Tour map (don't bother clicking). See April 23–26


Apr. 19: Jeff Daniels at City Winery. ••• At 92YTribeca: Roberto Rossellini’s “Open City” and songwriters Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty get their work sung by Broadway vets, with moderation by Terrence McNally. ••• Single tickets to the Tribeca Film Festival go on sale to the general public.

Apr. 20: Equinox Tribeca celebrates its seventh anniversary and Earth Day. ••• Tribeca Cinemas screens “Fawzeya’s Secret Recipe” as part of the Alwan for the Arts and 3rd i NY Collaborative film series. ••• Laurie Notaro, author of “Spooky Little Girl,” reads at Barnes & Noble Tribeca. ••• Albert Maysles and Peter Sutherland at Thirty Days NY.

Apr. 21: The Tribeca Film Festival starts (through May 2). ••• Meanwhile, Bubby’s hosts its own film festival—of home movies. ••• Ian Hunter at City Winery. ••• Young Swedish poets Jörgen Gassilewski and Anna Hallberg read their work at Poets House. ••• At Poets House: “A Civil Feast of Jazz & Poetry” with poet Afaa Michael Weaver and jazz musicians Harold Anderson, Bill Lowe, and Stan Strickland. ••• At 92YTribeca: “When You’re the Normal One,” a talk by Jeanne Safer; the documentary film “Mingus,” about Charles Mingus; “Young Women, Feminism and the Future: Third Wavers Then and Now,” a panel discussion; and “Short Slam #7,” a bring-your-film contest. ••• At the Museum of Jewish Heritage, Robert M. Morgenthau reveals personal stories about his illustrious career and remarkable family in a conversation with writer Marie Brenner. ••• “Soldiers of Peace” is a documentary, narrated by Michael Douglas, that shows that peace is possible; it screens at Tribeca Cinemas.

Apr. 22: Tonight: “Spirit of Salsa” screens at the World Financial Center, with bands, contests, and lessons. ••• Color Me Mine is planning a slate of activities: Lucy Wong reads from her book, Bamboo Lou; The Bossy Frog Band will perform; Tribeca Treats will supply the fuel; Body & Mind Builders will demo “healthy moves”; and the folks from Color Me Mine will talk about recycling. It’s $15 per child to paint a mug, otherwise free. ••• David Goodwillie, author of “American Subversive,” reads at Barnes & Noble Tribeca. ••• The Church play an acoustic set at at City Winery. ••• At Poets House, ecologist Nalini Nadkarni and poet Leonard Schwartzexamine how poetic and scientific understandings of nature might be combined to inspire environmental stewardship. ••• At 92YTribeca: writer Richard Goldstein talks about New York City in World War II; Francine Segan leads an Italian-food tour; “Loki,” a cinebiography of musician Arnaldo Baptista, former lead singer of Brazilian band Os Mutantes; and “Risk!” a storytelling revue. ••• Target Free Thursday at the Museum of Chinese in America, with Christopher Chen reading from his work-in-progress, “Lu Shen, the Mad.” ••• “The Bourbon & Blues Burly-Q Revue” at Duane Park restaurant. •••  Church Street School for Music and Art is having its 20th-anniversary benefit at Santos Party House. It’s a dance—for grown-ups only—and there’ll be drinks, food, and an auction.

Apr. 23: The 14th Tribeca Open Artist Studio Tour (TOAST) starts today. Designed to promote the working artists in Tribeca who, in turn, generate public interest by opening up their creative space and sharing the art process. Last year, over 70 artists participated in the four-day shared exhibit. ••• At the World Financial Center, the Tribeca Film Festival screens “Big,” with face painters, fortune tellers, and games. ••• Ian Hunter at City Winery. ••• At 92YTribeca: musicians Jodie Manross and Julia Nunes perform (separately); and “Punch! Puppet Slam: Short Films.” ••• Vestry Wines hosts a tasting with winemaker Sasa Radikon of Radikon Winery. ••• The Brian Newman Jazz Trio with burlesque dancers at Duane Park restaurant.

Apr. 24: Tribeca Open Artist Studio Tour (TOAST) ••• “Stanley’s Party,” a world premiere musical based on the book by Linda Bailey, opens at Manhattan Children’s Theatre. Through May 30. ••• At the World Financial Center, the Tribeca Film Festival screens “Birth of Big Air,” with BMX demos. ••• Marti Jones and Don Dixon at City Winery. Also: IanHunter. ••• At 92YTribeca: “Gordon Voidwell and Friends: Single Release Party / Boy Crisis / Das Racist / Iron Solomon”; “Such Good Friends,” a 1971 Otto Preminger film starring Dyan Cannon, James Coco, and Burgess Meredith and written by Elaine May; and May’s directorial debut, “A New Leaf.” ••• Lee Ranaldo and Alan Licht perform “Text of Light” at Thirty Days NY. ••• Melody Sweets at Duane Park restaurant.

Apr. 25: Tribeca Open Artist Studio Tour (TOAST) ••• “Play It By Ear’s Improvisational Opera” at the Flea. ••• John Gorka at City Winery. ••• Kid-hop artist Secret Agent 23 Skidoo performs at 92YTribeca; also, actors Sam Rockwell, Zoe Kazan, and Anthony Mackie talk about “A Behanding in Spokane.” ••• Earth Day family programs at Museum of Jewish Heritage include hands-on craft activities and kiddie rocker ShirLaLa. Also: Author Hillel Halkin discusses the work and life of poet and philosopher Yehuda Halevi. ••• “Tim Barbers Mystery Night” at Thirty Days NY. ••• Amber Ray at Duane Park restaurant.

Apr. 26: Tribeca Open Artist Studio Tour (TOAST). ••• Emily DeVoti’s “Milk,” a New Georges production, opens at Here in Soho.

Apr. 27: Molly Ringwald (who has a new book, “Getting the Pretty Back: Friendships, Family, andFinding the Perfect Lipstick”) is at Barnes & Noble. ••• At Poets House: “The Whole Island” Six Decades of Cuban Poetry” with Maria Isabel Alfonso, Lourdes Gil, James Irby, Mark Weiss, and Christopher Winks. ••• Charles Willeford Symposium at Thirty Days NY.

Apr. 28: In “Backing into Forward,” author Jules Feiffer presents a witty, illustrated romp through his life at the Museum of Jewish Heritage. ••• At 92YTribeca: “The Rise and Fall of Nina Simone: Montreux, 1976.” ••• Musician Ashley Davis is at Barnes & Noble. ••• Colin Hay is at City Winery.

Apr. 29: At 92YTribeca: The 1982 film “Tron.” ••• “Nox: From Box to Book” with Anne Carson and Currie at Poets House. ••• Colin Hay is at City Winery. ••• Jean Kwok, author of “Girl in Translation,” is at Barnes & Noble. ••• Patrick Smith premieres new animated work at Thirty Days NY. ••• The Rose Room at Duane Park restaurant.

Apr. 30: Manhattan Children’s Theatre is at Barnes & Noble. ••• Rich Pagano and the SugarCane Cups are at City Winery. Also: Graham Parker and the Figgs. ••• Vestry Wines‘ third-anniversary party. ••• 3GNY Spring Shabbat and “Holy Rollers,” a film about Hasidic Jews caught trafficking drugs, at 92YTribeca. ••• The Brian Newman Jazz Trio with burlesque dancers at Duane Park restaurant. ••• Fluid yoga to live music at New Field Yoga.

"Jigsaw Jones and the Case of the Class Clown" at BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center (May 15)

"Jigsaw Jones and the Case of the Class Clown" at BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center (May 15)


May 1: The Tribeca Film Festival’s Family Festival is 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Greenwich north of Chambers. ••• At Poets House: ”How Does a Bird Imagine? What Does a Tree Know?” a performance, art and writing workshop led by children’s poet Richard Lewis, followed by “It’s About Nature: Children’s Learning & the Poetic Experience,” also with Lewis. ••• Suzanne Vega’s “25th Anniversary Celebration” is at City Winery. ••• Children’s-book character Olivia at Barnes & Noble Tribeca.

May 2: PEN World Voices Festival at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, with Ben Okiri, Ariel Dorfman, Salman Rushdie and other writers. ••• John Doe and Exene, formerly of X, are at City Winery. At 92YTribeca: kids’ singer Frances England. ••• “Music With a View” at the Flea, with Ranjit Bhatnagar, Ken Ueno/Du Yun, Paula Matthusen, Rocco di Pietro, and Neil Rolnick. ••• Lance Bangs and Mike Bones present short films at Thirty Days NY.

May 3: Poets House’s annual Chapbook Festival (also May 4). ••• Artist Shepard Fairey, author of “Keith Haring Journals,” is at Barnes & Noble Tribeca. ••• “Ballad of the Soldier,” a 1959 Russian film, a92YTribeca.

May 4: Opening at Soho Photo: “Urban Life by Rebecca Lepkoff” (through May 29); also, exhibits by Marilyn Fish-Glynn, Elsa Blum, Igor Svibilsky, and Alastair Finlay. ••• Art Spiegelman and Ken Jacobs converse at Thirty Days NY. ••• Poets House’s annual Chapbook Festival. ••• An acoustic evening with Paul Thorn and Jack Savoretti at City Winery. ••• At 92YTribeca: “Dreaming of Dior,” in which Charlotte Smith talks baout dresses she inherited from her godmother. ••• Pam Grier, author of “Foxy: My Life in Three Acts,” is at Barnes & Noble Tribeca. ••• “Project Mah Jongg,” an exhibition exploring the traditions, history, and meanings of the game of mah jongg in Jewish-American culture, opens at the Museum of Jewish Heritage. Through Jan. 2.

May 5: At Poets House: “Close Observation: The Poetics of Flora & Fauna,” a reading and conversation with Diane Ackerman and Kimiko Hahn. ••• At 92YTribeca: “Are You Asking Me to Forgive You?” a conversation about infidelity. ••• “Why the Dreyfus Affair Matters”: novelist and lawyer Louis Begley in conversation with New Yorker journalist Jane Kramer at the Museum of Jewish Heritage.

May 6: Shana Moulton and Lucky Dragons perform at Thirty Days NY. ••• “Chile’s Dante: An Evening with Raúl Zurita & Anna Deeny” at Poets House. ••• Suzanne Vega & Friends (Yuka Honda, Spooky Ghost, Poez) at City Winery.

May 7: David Bromberg and Jorma Kaukonen at City Winery. ••• At 92YTribecaShabbat Dinner with Be’chol Lashon; Montreal based singer-songwriter Patrick Watson and the band Doevman. ••• “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.

May 8: 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.

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’ band Moona Luna. ••• “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. 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.

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.

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.

May 13: “Highlight in Jazz” final concert at BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center. ••• 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.

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.

May 15: “Jigsaw Jones and the Case of the Class Clown” at BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center. At Poets House: “My Life as a Blue Elephant with Calef Brown”: Author and illustrator of children’s books Calef Brown reads from his most popular works. ••• Crash Test Dummies and Rob Morsberger at City Winery. ••• Music by the Shanghai Restoration Project at 92YTribeca.

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.

May 17: At 92YTribeca: Luis Buñuel’s 1961 film “Viridiana”; Mireille Guiliano, author of “French Women Don’t Get Fat”; ••• “Dancing the Heart” with Fanchon Shur at New Field Yoga.


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