What’s Up This Week

Here are some of the highlights from the calendar for this week (Mon.–Thurs.). Remember: More info on these—and the full calendar—is here.

••• Tribeca Treats’ Rachel Schifter Thebault talks about baking (and her book, Sweet Chic) at 92YTribeca. The word is that she might bring refreshments…. (Wednesday)

••• CB1 has organized a town hall meeting with Michael Mulgrew, president of the United Federation of Teachers. No word on refreshments. (Wednesday)

••• A Small Act screens at the Mercy Corps Action Center: “Chris Mburu was a child living in a village in Kenya when he first received a $15 scholarship from a Swedish woman named Hilde Back. Her humble but steady sponsorship put Chris through school and eventually launched him into Harvard Law, paving the way to his job as a United Nations attorney. Now in her eighties, Hilde meets Chris for the first time as he launches his own small act of benevolence: the Hilde Back Education Fund for the children of his village.” The trailer is at top. (Wednesday)

••• This month’s Tribeca Meet & Greet, organized by the BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center with—yes!—refreshments from Frankly Wines and MaxDelivery will take place at the New York Sports Club at Reade and Greenwich. I’ll be there, for what that’s worth. (Thursday)

••• Of course, there’s a bunch of interesting ongoing stuff, too—such as Manhattan Children’s Theatre’s original production (a world premiere!) of “Little Red Riding Hood.” For a really interesting time, have a post-show discussion about this passage from Wikipedia: “Red Riding Hood has also been seen as a parable of sexual maturity. In this interpretation, the red cloak symbolizes the blood of the menstrual cycle, braving the ‘dark forest’ of womanhood. Or the cloak could symbolize the hymen […]. In this case, the wolf threatens the girl’s virginity. The anthropomorphic wolf symbolizes a man, who could be a lover, seducer or sexual predator.”


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