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.

The JCP POSH Pop-Up shop opens; through Friday. ••• Jon-Jon Goulian (left), who has reaped a lot of press for his memoir, The Man in the Gray Flannel Skirt, works his 15 minutes hard at Barnes & Noble Tribeca.

CB1’s monthly meeting: Between the stable and the firehouse, it promises to be a doozy. Bring snacks. ••• Bari Studio’s “Spring Into Summer!” event.

Italian singing group Il Volo—”the Jonas Brothers meet the Three Tenors!”, or so I read online—is at Barnes & Noble Tribeca. Video at top. ••• Apexart’s Almost Famous Reading Series.

New Warren Street gallery One Art Space has a party for its opening exhibit, of work by Felipe Herrera. ••• Pelavin Gallery’s summer show, “A Field Guide to Getting Lost,” opens. I’m going to need to swing by to see that Karl Klingbiel painting (above right) in person. ••• 99 River Street (1953) screens at 92YTribeca: “On the lam, accused of murdering his floozy wife, John Payne’s pug prizefighter-cum-cabbie hooks up with Evelyn Keyes’s Broadway aspirant to slug his way after the real culprits.” ••• Preservation Hall Jazz Band plays City Winery. ••• Cabaret des Illusion is at Duane Park restaurant.

At BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center: The Lost Jazz Shrines series pays tribute to the clubs that used to be on 52nd Street, “including the Onyx, the Famous Door, the Three Deuces, Jimmy Ryan’s, the Spotlite, and Kelly’s Stable.”

David Johansen, the man to blame for “Hot Hot Hot,” plays City Winery. ••• Debo Band plays 92YTribeca: “Party like it’s the 1970s (in East Africa) to old school Ethio-funk with a modern twist.”

Fulton Stall Market (left) kicks off its 2011 season.

It’s Memorial Day, so there’s not much going on.

As for ongoing events, you might consider…
“Last Folio: A Photographic Journey with Yuri Dojc,” about once-vibrant Jewish communities throughout Slovakia, is at the Museum of Jewish Heritage through late summer: “Serendipity led Yuri and the documentary film team to an abandoned jewish school in eastern Slovakia, where time had stood still since the day in 1943 when all those attending it were taken away to the camps… the school books all still there, essay notebooks with corrections, school reports, even the sugar still in the cupboard… These decaying books lying on dusty shelves; the last witnesses of a once thriving culture, are treated by Yuri like the survivors that they each are—every one captured as a portrait, preserved in their final beauty, pictures speaking a thousand words. Among these many hundreds of books and fragments photographed by Yuri, one stands out especially—one which miraculously found its way from a dusty pile to its rightful heir—a book once owned by Yuri’s grandfather Jakub.”


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  1. Il Volo’s voices are magical. Bravo mi Ragazzi!