What’s Up This Week

Here are just a few of the highlights on tap this week. More info on these—and the full slate—is in the Tribeca calendar of events.

Jim Connors of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum is giving the CB1 WTC Redevelopment Committee an update on logistics.

Writers Arthur Phillips and Whitney Terrell read at the Pen Parentis literary salon. ••• Colin Hay plays City Winery (also Wednesday and Friday).

Shirley MacLaine appears at Barnes & Noble to read from her new book, I’m Over All That! ••• The CB1 Tribeca Committee, where I’ll spend much of the time debating where to drink afterward. ••• Church Street School for Music and Art’s dance party at Santos Party House. Someone turned me on to host Andrew W.K.’s Twitter feed, which is pretty wonderful.

Poets House commemorates Poem in Your Pocket Day by handing out poems at various spots. I’m hoping to participate. ••• Flashdance at 92YTribeca.  ••• Shelby Lynne plays City Winery; I’ll be there. Her “I Am Shelby Lynne” album is so good. Hey,  maybe she should cover “Maniac!” Imagine it slow and bluesy: I’m just a steel town girl on a Saturday night, looking for the fight of my life….

Strait-Jacket at 92YTribeca: “Joan Crawford stars as Lucy, a wife who takes an axe to the heads of her husband and his lover after catching them together. Twenty years later, just out of the asylum, she reunites with her daughter Carol (Diane Baker). Carol encourages her mother to spruce up her appearance with a flattering dress and some very clunky bracelets, but becomes concerned with her mother’s odd reaction to her fiancé.” It’s followed by 1987’s The Stepfather.

Earth Day at the Visionaire: “Indulge in eco-friendly treats, hands-on activities, take-home gifts and more. Tours of green operating systems (microturbine, air filtration, solar photovoltaic panels, etc.) throughout the building and speakers sharing everyday living tips will be featured too!” Well, it’s not Andrew W.K.’s idea of a party…. ••• For kids: “Room on the Broom” at the BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center. ••• At 92YTribeca: Hollywood Shuffle and a Cry-Baby sing-along.

Today’s the day for locals to buy single-screening tickets (a day before non-locals) to the Tribeca Film Festival. ••• An afternoon of jazz (from the Alan Levin Trio) and poetry at Bogardus Plaza.

As for ongoing events, you might consider…
Two exhibits of photography by Ed Kashi (“Aging in America” and “Madagascar”) are at the World Financial Center Courtyard Gallery. I’m assuming this one is from “Aging in America,” unless Madagascar is not at all what I thought.


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