Wed-Sun @ 11:30am-5:00pmThe Ukrainian MuseumOrganized by The Ukrainian Museum, the exhibition Out of Tradition: Contemporary Decorative and Applied Art features the work of 35 contemporary decorative artists of Ukrainian background from Ukraine, the United States, and Canada. The aim of the exhibition is to showcase works from the innovative realm of contemporary art and design that are rooted in the tradition and aesthetic of Ukrainian folk art.
Saturdays @ 12:00pm-1:30pmLower East Side History ProjectThis popular and exciting tour explores the former social clubs, homes and haunts of some of the most influential 20th century mobsters, while uncovering the truth behind many Mafia legends. Discuss the Italian immigrant experience and the social, political and economical conditions which allowed organized gangsterism to thrive in the slums of New York City by the turn of the century.
Tickets: $20. RSVP Required.
Wed-Sun, June 1-30 @ 1:00pm-7:30pmLa MaMa E.T.C.NOT OVER: 25 Years of Visual AIDS looks at the visual history of AIDS and contemporary AIDS politics to provide a window into a quarter century of AIDS related art and activism. Curators Kris Nuzzi and Sur Rodney (Sur) link multiple generations of artists, finding connections between artists active in the 1980s and those just being born in the 1970s.
May 16-June 2, Thus-Fri @ 7:30, Sat @ 2:30pm & 7:30pm, Sun @ 2:30pmLa MaMa E.T.C.A Martial Arts-Samurai Sword Fighting-Music/Theater Fantasy Action-Adventure Blockbuster homage to “Lone Wolf and Cub” (Kozure Ogami) in a story of imperial decline and desperation, revenge, intrigue and catharsis. Fred Ho’s super-talented team unleashes a music/theater work of dazzling spectacle and emotional power.
Saturday, January 12th - Tuesday, June 15th @ 3-5PMIATIExploit your potential as a solo and small vocal ensemble singer. Perfect your performing skills. Instructed by Sabrina Lastman. Registration ends 12/31/2012.
Tuition: $400. Register here!
May 28-June 30, Tue & Wed @ 7:00pm, Thu & Fri @ 8:00pm, Sat @ 3:00 & 8:00pm, Sun @ 2:00 & 7:00pmNew York Theatre WorkshopAdapted from Susan Sontag’s early journals by performer Moe Angelos, Sontag: Reborn traces Sontag’s private life from the age of 14 to her emergence as a world-renowned author and activist. The young Sontag wrestles with her emerging sexuality and precocious intelligence, fraught with doubt and insecurity yet driven by her willfulness, ambition and voracious curiosity.
Tickets: $25 from 5/28-6/6, $40 regular after 6/6.
Every Saturday @ 3:00-4:30pmLower East Side History ProjectThis comprehensive tour goes off the beaten path, exploring districts and aspects of our neighborhood most excursions overlook. Sure, we'll discuss the tenements and immigrant experience in detail, but we'll go beyond the familiar narrative and cover a thousand years of important history; from Native Americans to modern-day gentrification.
RSVP required: 347-465-7767 Tickets: $20.
Saturday, June 1 @ 3:00pmClemente Soto Valez Cultural CenterThere are different kinds of shoes: small, big, black, brave, in love, optimist, supportive, of tales,…. They are not the same. Each shoe has its smell, its music… its story. Aquiles Petruchelli, who is a cobbler, and knows about this, is determined to share what he knows with you. So, if you come near his workshop, you will see that he not only repairs shoes, but also tells stories.
Sat 6/1 @ 6:00pm, Thu 6/6, & Wed 6/26 @ 7:00pmHemispheric Institute of Performance & PoliticsA multimedia retrospective exhibition celebrating the diverse works of acclaimed actresses, playwrights and activists, Hortencia Colorado and Elvira Colorado, founders of Coatlicue Theatre Company, New York's pioneering Indigenous theatre and cultural ensemble.
FREE and open to the public with valid ID.
May 23-June 9, Tues-Sat @ 7:30pm, Sun @ 2:30pmLa MaMa E.T.C.What really matters to you? What would be the last thing that you would give up? In 2016, a rural community in upstate New York confronts these questions as “fracking” transforms the landscape and divides friends and families.
Saturday, June 1 @ 7:30pmHemispheric Institute of Performance & PoliticsJoin us for an evening of truly new sounds coming out of the deepest layers of Ukrainian musical tradition. In this concert ‒ another in what has become a series of exhibition-inspired performances ‒ NY Bandura music director Julian Kytasty (bandura, voice) teams up with Alla Zagaykevich (electronics, computer, voice).
June 1-30, Thu-Sun @ 7:30pm, Mon 6/3 @ 7:30, NO SHOW Wed, 6/5The Metropolitan PlayhouseThe Gilded Age glitters its brightest, and Wall Street is minting millionaires. A few years after Charles Dow created his average, with New York setting trading volume records, and the latest crash over a decade past, speculation is the in the air like a contagion, and in Bronson Howard's smash comedy, no one is immune.
Thursday-Saturday, May 23-June 8 @ 8:00pmHorse Trade Theater GroupThere's a Light on Yonder Mountain follows the journey of an unlikely group of misfits on a mysterious mission to change the world. This new play, created by four emerging playwrights and a literary director, is inspired by Joseph Campbell's work on the Hero's Journey.
May 24-June 29, various times - No shows 5/24, 5/11, 5/17-5/19 & 5/24The Wild ProjectThe Flex Pass ($39) includes a ticket to all 3 shows in Clubbed Thumb's 2013 Summerworks including: Baby Screams Miracle written by Clare Barron, directed by Portia Krieger, performances May 24-June 2nd at 8PM (no show on May 28th). Phoebe in Winter written by Jen Silverman, directed by Mike Donahue performances June 7-June 16 at 8PM (no show on June 11th). La Brea written by Gregory S. Moss, directed by Adam Greenfield, performances June
May 24-June 2 @ 8:00pm, No Show May 28The Wild ProjectA freak storm knocks down all the trees in town and a prodigal daughter is taught a new way to pray. But the weird weather's not over yet.
Tickets: 15-18. Part of the Clubbed Thumb Summerworks Festival.
Fridays & Saturdays @ 10:30pmThe New York Neo-FuturistsOur show is an ever-changing attempt to perform 30 plays in 60 minutes--an original concept by Greg Allen and the Neo-Futurists. The single unifying element of these plays is that they are performed from a perspective of absolute honesty. Each short play is written by a performer, honed by the ensemble, and randomly collaged with twenty-nine other plays through high energy audience participation.
Every Sunday @ 3:00pmLower East Side History ProjectBuried deep beneath today's Chinatown lies New York City's legendary Five Points -- one-time godforsaken heart of the immigrant, impoverished and working-poor ghetto. A hallowed ground where days-long battles were fought over turf, culture, class and religion during one of the most corrupt and tumultuous eras in the history of this city.
Sunday, June 2 @ 6:30pmNuyorican Poets CafeBi Lines VI: A Celebration of Bisexual Writing & Bi Book Awards - The biggest bi-culture event of the year in NYC! Celebrated 2012 bisexual book authors read from their works. Plus the Bisexual Book Awards Ceremony, live music, tattoo photography show & after-party!
Tuesday, June 4 @ 7:30pmDixon PlaceCurated by Douglass Post, the mission of this series is to showcase male dancers performing in solo or ensemble works created by choreographers of either gender. Featuring Kai Kleinbard, Kora Radella/boomerang (pictured, top), Chris Masters (pictured, bottom), Jonathan Royse Windham and Radical Child.
June 5-29, Thu-Sat @ 7:00pm, Wed 6/5 & 6/19 @ 7:00pm, Wed 6/12 & 6/26 @ 2:00pmHorse Trade Theater GroupSet in the late 90s on the Lower East Side of New York City, LESBIAN LOVE OCTAGON follows the journey of Sue, a less than butch dyke with a broken heart, as she tries to cope with losing her girlfriend to her ex-girlfriend. A riotous look at a righteous time in lesbian history, LESBIAN LOVE OCTAGON is a musical for anyone who has ever loved wimmin's bookstores, tofu or cats.
Thursdays, June 6-27 @ 11:00am, Sat, June 8-15 @ 1:00pm, 22-29 @ 2:00pmCooper Square Committee & Clearview Festival ProductionsThe CSC/MHA SHARP Program has created a calendar to inform you of free activities in the neighborhood for your enjoyment and enrichment. Activities include: Knitting Circle, Computer Class, music concerts, opera performances.
FREE and open to seniors!
June 6-16, Thu-Sat @ 7:30pm, Sun @ 2:30pm, 6/16 @ 2:30 & 7:30pmLa MaMa E.T.C.“Fire. Water. Night” by Yara Arts Group adapts spring and summer rituals into a World Music Theater piece that moves throughout the lobby, risers and playing areas of La MaMa’s Ellen Stewart Theatre, reveling in the imagery of the spring thaw, of awakening forests and of midsummer fire rituals.
Tickets: $10-25. Preview on 6/6/13 - $15.
Jun 7-16 @ 8:00pm, No Show 7/11The Wild ProjectThe Creedy brothers trickle home from the war but knock knock! There's someone at the door looking for payback and your place at the table.
Tickets: $15-18. Part of the Clubbed Thumb Summerworks Festival
Friday, June 7 @ 8:00pmWOW Cafe TheaterThe PRIDE SHOW LGBTQ
Pride - Lesbianic - Pulsating Love
Featuring: Open Mic & Artists: Enuma Messam, YaYa HoneyChild, Foxy Squire, Jade Foster with Takara Estes, Jeannine Kayembe, Jamila Capitman
Rivers of Honey is a cabaret highlighting the art of Women of Color, held at WOW Café Theatre every first Friday of the month.
Saturday, June 8 @ 3:00pmLa MaMa E.T.C.Cultural commentator John Strausbaugh’s The Village is the first complete history of Greenwich Village, the prodigiously influential and infamous New York City neighborhood. From the Dutch settlers and Washington Square patricians to the Triangle Shirtwaist fire and Prohibition-era speakeasies; from Abstract Expressionism and beatniks to the Provincetown Playhouse and Caffe Cino, the connecting narratives of The Village tell the story of America itself.
Saturday, June 8 @ 6:00-8:00pmClemente Soto Valez Cultural CenterDon't miss the chance to join this free workshop in Afro-Peruvian Percussion in Teatro LATEA at The Clemente. Marcos Napa, one of New York's leading Afro-Peruvian Percussionists, will lead the workshops, followed by a concert performed by his band, CARACUMBE.
FREE and open to the public!
Saturday, June 8 @ 10:00pmWOW Cafe TheaterHyperGender Burlesque Cabaret invites you to Get Your Queer On!! We have invited an amazing group of folk that bump in the night and sleep in the day - your friendly ensemble of carpet munchers, inverts and genderbenders.
Saturdays @ 11:00amLa MaMa E.T.C.An opportunity for the entire family to engage in creative fun! A family fun workshop on the Zen concept of mindful music. Using the Japanese shakuhachi bamboo flute, temple gongs and storytelling, kids of all ages play theatrical games and craft a take home musical instrument!
Tickets: $10 for each family. No families turned away!
Sunday, June 9 @ 5:00pmClemente Soto Valez Cultural CenterSpectacular Capoeira at its best! With performances of Capoeira, Samba, Maculelê and other Brazilian dances, Capoeira Angola Quintal with Mestre Ombrinho & Special Guests invite you to come and celebrate the Brazilian arts.
Monday, June 10 @ 10:00am-4:30pmCooper Square Committee & Clearview Festival ProductionsThe NYS Div of Housing and Community Renewal has finally gone ahead and issued several pages of new pro-tenant regulations. While there is much more to be done to improve rent law enforcement, this is a really important step in the right direction. HCR will be hearing testimony from tenants and landlords about their proposed regulations.Please mark your calendars, and come testify if you can- it is very important that there be a strong tenant presence.
Monday, June 10 @ 6:30pmPerformance Space 122WELL BEHAVED WOMEN RARELY MAKE HISTORY
Honoring three trailblazing women - Gabrielle Hamilton (Owner/Chef at Prune), Councilwoman Rosie Mendez (East Village Councilwoman) and Amanda Palmer (Musician/The Dresden Dolls) with Shining Star Award presented to Kickstarter and its founders Charles Adler, Perry Chen and Yancey Strickler.
Tickets: available at PS122.org
June 11-25, Tuesdays @ 6:30pmHorse Trade Theater GroupFrank Wyshack leads a happy, productive life as mayor of a sleepy town in upstate NY, where he shares a home with Adele, his wife of nearly 30 years, and their former rock star son, Rick. Adele's book deal, necessitating a visit to NYC, sets off a chain of events that threatens to destroy that life. Charming, witty and fast-paced, The Second Life of Gideon Finn explores the meaning of identity and second chances in all our lives.
June 12-19, Daily Screenings @ 1, 3, 5, 7 & 9pmClemente Soto Valez Cultural CenterMachetero is an allegorical narrative that follows French journalist Jean Dumont to a New York prison where he interviews Pedro Taino, a so-called "Puerto Rican Terrorist". Pedro is a self-described Machetero fighting to free Puerto Rico from the yoke of United States colonialism.
Tickets: $10 at the door.
Wednesday, June 12 @ 7:30pmDixon PlaceDante Brown's Chalk Boundaries looks at masculinity, and its inherent connection to social, cultural, and personal frameworks. / Julian Barnett's Bridge explores the unique connection-point to the listener/viewer and the links necessary to build a bridge across communicative and performative barriers.
Every 2nd Wednesday @ 9:00pmHorse Trade Theater GroupSketch Comedy meets Block Party. This monthly show features a guest host comedian, three guest sketch troupes and drinking. Sketch Block is a two hour with intermission comedy showcase of the best sketch troupes in NYC. It's also a show that gives opportunity to for new troupes trying to break into the comedy scene and old troupes that have gotten lost in the club circuit.
Various TimesLa MaMa E.T.C.La MaMa Moves! Dance Festival, which takes place in all three of our venues and features emerging and seasoned choreographers, reflects La MaMa’s longstanding mission to performance that transcends politics and unifies cultures.
June 13-22, Thu-Sat @ 7:00pmHorse Trade Theater GroupA band of low-rung employees have been called in late on special assignment, coincidentally on the same night the promotion to the mythic position of Corporate Representative might finally be available...but only for tonight. This odd little comedy investigates if there’s anything they won't compromise, sacrifice or betray to get ahead, and where the hell "ahead" even is.
Tickets: $15-18 & includes 1 cheap beer!
Friday, June 14 @ 6:30pmNuyorican Poets CafePablo (Bluesboy) Live!! at the Nuyorican - Pablo started his first project “BluesBoy Trio” by mid 2010. After some time living in London and Colombia (Medellin, Bogota) in which his first EP was released (The Blues won't leave me) he tours all around Colombia, gaining some national recognition and constant gigs.
Tickets: $10 at the door or online.
June 14-29, Fri-Sat @ 7:30pmDixon PlaceNew York City. 1920. A legless beggar pleads with the oncoming foot-traffic for spare change. With an army of dancing girls at his beck and call, Blizzard is hell-bent on executing his master plan: Get his revenge against the prominent doctor who left him in this condition—and against the city that could’ve cared less. 3 People. 4 Legs. 1 Game of Revenge.
Saturday, June 15 @ 11:00am-6:00pmCooper Square Committee & Clearview Festival ProductionsVOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Email Steveh@coopersquare.org for more info. (get a free T-shirt!)
Food, shopping, tenant rights info at CSC table, dance performances and live music including Rock, R&B and Latin music, from 1-5pm (the Rod Rodgers Dance Company, Kim Kalesti, Bill Popp and the Tapes, Más Allá, and the JewelTones)
FREE and open to the public!
Every Third Monday @ 7:00pmHorse Trade Theater GroupIf Melanie Hamlett is known for one thing, it's adventure (much to the dismay of her parents). Adventures with Melanie Hamlett brings NYC's top comedians to the theater stage for some epic tales around an intimate make-believe campfire. And just in case you don't believe some of it, Melanie will have pictures.. We'll provide the entertainment and trailmix. Just don't forget your Nalogene water bottles and seven bucks.
June 18 @ 7:00pm-10:00pmFABnycGroovy meets chic at The Blind Pig, a speakeasy soiree to benefit FABnyc. Enjoy cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and stunning views of the City from The Penthouse at The Standard, East Village. Try your luck in a raffle and silent auction, and shake a tail feather to speakeasy-themed live music.
June 20-29 @ 8:00pm, No Show June 24The Wild ProjectTwo Masshole siblings, amid a Hollywood vortex of strip malls and scientologists, square off over how to live like a grown-up.
Tickets: $15-18. Part of the Clubbed Thumb Summerworks Festival
Third Fridays @ 10:30pmHorse Trade Theater GroupThank You, Robot have been performing long-form improv comedy in New York City since 2006, when the members met as students at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater training center. For each show, two teams join TYR to perform sets of unscripted comedy, never seen before and never to be seen again.
Saturday, June 22 @ 3:30pmNuyorican Poets CafeBad Boys of Classical Music - If you thought classical music only belonged in hotel lobbies and symphony halls, you’re in for a shock. The Art of Giving Back, led by award-winning artist Nicholas King, brings a classical concert unlike any you’ve ever seen - an interactive, multimedia mixture of music, storytelling, and drama that will delight the music lover and the gossip fiend in all of us.
Sunday, June 23 @ 10:45amLower East Side History ProjectJoin Marty Shore, urban historian, as he leads you through the sites of Jewish religious life in the remarkable urban settlement of Harlem, once the second largest Jewish community in the United States. In 1917, it was home to more than 175,000 Jews. Delight in the exteriors of grand synagogues that remind us of Harlem's Jewish past. Including the Ethiopian Hebrew Synagogue called "The Commandment Keepers."
Monday & Tuesday, June 24-25 @ 6:30pmEast Village Dance ProjectFor over 15 years, The East Village Dance Project (EVDP) has been educating New York City youth through a highly rigorous yet nurturing dance curriculum. Come witness the program’s culminating production, showcasing the fresh talent and dynamic exuberance of the students, ages 4-19.
Friday & Saturday, June 28-29 @ 10:30pmThe New York Neo-Futurists30 GAY PLAYS IN 60 MINUTES!
Sunday, June 8 @ 2:00-5:00pmWOW Cafe TheaterKiddie Cabaret is a monthly work/play shop for children ages 4-8 (and their parents) introducing them to the wonder of theater through storytelling. Each session focus is on telling a story through a different art form. Parents are encouraged to attend & participate in each session.
Tickets: $15 is good for 1 adult & up to 2 kids, otherwise $7 per person (adults must attend with child/ren)
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