What’s Up This Week

Here are some of the highlights of what’s on the calendar for this week (Monday–Thursday). Remember: The full calendar is here.

••• Stuyvesant High School’s Robotics Team and Jazz Combo—that’s two separate entities. (Monday, Barnes & Noble Tribeca)

••• Richelle Mead reads from Vampire Academy #6: The Last Sacrifice, the final novel in the Vampire Academy series. I don’t actually know if this is exciting to anyone, but it sounds on-trend. (Tuesday, Barnes & Noble)

••• Artist David Salle lectures. (Tuesday, New York Academy of Art)

••• Gabi on the Roof in July, a new film: “Join director/actor Lawrence Michael Levine and producer/actor Sophia Takal for this portrait of young New York and the misguided hopefuls who can’t afford to live there but do anyway. Gabi on the Roof in July is an edgy character-driven ensemble comedy about ex-girlfriends, sibling rivalry and whipped cream [Not in that order, one hopes. —Ed] set in a city that’s constantly in flux.” (Wednesday, 92YTribeca)

••• “Circumcize Me,” a one-person show written and performed by Yisrael Campbell: “Lauded by The New York Times, The New Yorker, and others, ‘Circumcise Me’ is the story of Orthodox-convert Yisrael Campbell, who began life as a Roman Catholic. His journey from misspent, alcoholic youth to his conversion to Judaism—not once but three times—is poignant, provocative, and powerfully witty.” (Wednesday, Museum of Jewish Heritage)

••• This month’s Tribeca Meet & Greet will be at A Uno. Organized by the BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, the Tribeca Meet & Greet is an opportunity for locals and local business owners to network and mingle. Wine is courtesy Frankly Wines. (Thursday)

••• The Perfect Closet is hosting  a jewelry party with designer Lisa Stewart: “Based in L.A., she’s often featured in In Style, People, Allure and a lot of other mags because a lot of celebs wear her stuff,” emailed Perfect Closet’s Donna Marotta. She has beautiful jewelry and it’s priced for gift-giving.” (Thursday, 88 Leonard)

••• “RISK! Eye of the Beholder,” a storytelling show. This installment features Michael Ian Black (The State, Stella, Ed), Aasif Mandvi (The Daily Show), Chris Wink (Founder of Blue Man Group), Benjamen Walker (WFMU’s Too Much Information), Jo Wheldon (The Burlesque Handbook), and Gemma Clarke.” Poor Gemma gets no credits? (Thursday, 92YTribeca)

••• Brutal Beauty: Tales of the Rose City Rollers, a new documentary about Portland, Oregon’s roller-derby league: “Through unlimited access to team bouts, practices and the private lives of the players, Brutal Beauty puts the viewer on the inside track to this high-contact, and sometimes dangerous, sport.” (Thursday, 92YTribeca)

••• “Comedy Below Canal: Mortified,” in which comedians mine their teenage humiliations for laughs. (Thursday, 92YTribeca)

••• Of course, there’s a bunch of inteersting ongoing stuff, too. This week, let’s spotlight “You Should Have Heard Just What I Seen,” photographs by Crawdaddy! magazine’s James Hamilton, at KS Art/Kerry Schuss:


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