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.

Shelby Lynne is back at City Winery, this time with Findlay Browne. I had to miss last week’s show—it’s a long story—but I heard she was excellent.

For one day only, you can buy Girl Scout Cookies at the World Financial Center. ••• O.J. Simpson prosecutor Marcia Clarke reads at the Mysterious Bookshop. ••• Whole Foods Tribeca hosts a talk on gluten-free cooking.

Opening night of the Tribeca Film Festival: a screening of a documentary about the making of an Elton John/Leon Russell record, with a performance afterward. Info on getting in is here. ••• At 92YTribeca, a screening of Vinicius, a documentary about Brazilian “poet, playwright, critic, diplomat, composer, singer and lyricist” Vinicius de Moraes.

Fame is at the Tribeca Film Festival Drive-In: “Come early to show off your best moves onstage at Tribeca’s Got Talent, an all-ages, open-call song and dance ‘competition’ where everyone is a winner.” (If everyone’s a winner, no one’s a winner.) ••• Duane Park restaurant’s magic show, Cabaret des Illusion.

When the Drum Is Beating is at the Tribeca Film Festival Drive-In; plus, there’s a concert by the Haitian-Caribbean-Jazz fusion band Septentrional. ••• John Wesley Harding’s Cabinet of Wonders is at City Winery. ••• 92YTribeca’s Death and the Lady series looks at films wherein “women have encounters (erotic or otherwise) with Death incarnate.” ••• Also at 92YTribeca: Foxes.

The Tribeca Film Festival’s soccer event at Pier 40. ••• At the Tribeca Film Festival Drive-In: The Muppets Take Manhattan, plus “face-painting, Muppet-themed trivia, sing-alongs and a DIY puppet-making station.” ••• At 92YTribeca: Reign of Terror (1949), “a costumed gangster movie suffused in urban anxiety, not to mention an urgent, almost Wellesian film of political paranoia and perpetual night.” Sounds like a CB1 meeting.

Trinity Wall Street celebrates Easter: Expect scavenger and egg hunts, a puppet parade, the Easter Bunny, and more.

As for ongoing events, you might consider…
Soho Rep’s “Born Bad,” by Debbie Tucker Green, has received outstanding reviews. It was extended by two weeks, but it has to close May 7.

“Mine are bigger than yours!”


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