Calendar: Apr. 30–May 31

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.
3. If you have events you’d like added, email

Barry Shafrin stars in Manhattan Children's Theatre's "Stanley's Party," through May TK (photo by Nora Gustuson)

Barry Shafrin stars in Manhattan Children's Theatre's "Stanley's Party," through May 30 (photo by Nora Gustuson)


••• “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.

••• Emily DeVoti’s “Milk,” a New Georges production, is at Here in Soho. Through May 22.

••• 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.

••• “Wisdom,” photos of famous people over 65 by Andrew Zuckerman, at the World Financial Center. 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).

••• “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.

Brian Newman Jazz trio (with burlesque dancers) plays Duane Park restaurant April 30

Brian Newman Jazz trio (with burlesque dancers) plays Duane Park restaurant April 30


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.

This year, Bogardus Garden's annual May Day party will be on May 8

This year, Bogardus Garden's annual May Day party will be on May 8


May 1: The Tribeca Film Festival’s Family Festival is 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Greenwich north of Chambers. The full rundown is here. ••• 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 atBarnes & Noble Tribeca. ••• LuckyRice festival workshop on making dumplings at the Museum of Chinese in America.

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 filmsat Thirty Days NY.

May 3: Poets House’s annual Chapbook Festival (also May 4). ••• Artist Shepard Fairey, author of “Keith Haring Journals,” is atBarnes & 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 about 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. ••• At Apexart, painter Mimi Gross speaks with Marine Karbowski, painter and Apexart inbound resident, about New York’s ability to teach and inform one’s work.

May 5: Tribeca Meet and Greet for local businesses and the people who love them, at BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center. ••• 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. ••• Melanie Tesseron of Château Pontet-Canet comes to New York Vintners for a five-course dinner. ••• Theater D’Orleans opera night at Duane Park restaurant. ••• Eleven films from the Tribeca Film Festival will shown at Tribeca Cinemas through May 18.

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. ••• Singer Grace Love at Duane Park restaurant. ••• Christopher Corbett, author of “Poker Bride,” reads at the Museum of Chinese in America. ••• Friends of Duane Park hosts an event honoring Oliver Allen. ••• At 92YTribeca: Comedy Below Canal with Sean Crespo, Patrick Borelli, Giulia Rozzi, and Jon Fisch. ••• “The Build Up,” paintings by Christopher Blyth, opens at Pelavin Gallery.

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; “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” atBarnes & 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, Suellen’s stilt-walkers, face painting, 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 Kaukonenat 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” at92YTribeca. ••• 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 atBarnes & Noble Tribeca. ••• “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.

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 atBarnes & Noble Tribeca. ••• At 92YTribeca: “Live It, Love It, Earn It: A Woman’s Guide to Financial Freedom”; “Junior,” a documentary film; “Channel 101.”






Author Max Watman at last month's Pen Parentis salon; this month's is May 13

Author Max Watman at last month's Pen Parentis salon; this month's is May 13

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. ••• At92YTribeca: “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: ”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. ••• At 92YTribecaMusic by the Shanghai Restoration Project; a screening of “Hair High” with director Bill Plympton; “Grease 2” sing-along. ••• Duane Park restaurant’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 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.

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.

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 Nelson and 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.

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”; “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.



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