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Volume 19 • Issue 15 | August 25 - 31, 2006

The Listings

Events

Battery Park City Neighbors and Parents Association
www.bpcnpa.com

Parents' Network Parents’ Network Applebee’s Breakfast takes place on the first Tuesday of each month at Applebee’s next to the World Financial Center movie theater. Parents' Network Chevy's Breakfast with a special speaker takes place on the third Tuesday of each month at Chevy's, 2nd Floor, on Vesey St. Membership applications available online.

Free Pathmark Trips Senior Citizens are invited on a shopping trip to Pathmark every Thursday. Two van pick-up spots, 8:45am on River Terrace across from Pan Latin and at 9am on South End Ave. & Rector Place. The van leaves Pathmark at 11am for the return trip to BPC. Sponsored by BPCNPA and the Downtown Alliance. For a reservation, please contact Ella Reape at 917-945-3255.
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Collective: Unconscious
279 Church St., 2 blocks south of Canal St. • vaultmonster@yahoo.com

Monster Mash Open Mike Get 7 minutes of stage time to do whatever you want, including comedy, poetry, music, dance, performance art, rants & raves. Every Tuesday night. Sign up at 7:45pm. Starts at 8:30pm. $5. On the 1st Tuesday of every month, pay what you want. Bring your own bottle.
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Downtown Alliance
www.DowntownNY.com

Wall Street Walking Tour A free 90-minute guided walking tour weaving together the history, events architecture and people of Downtown. Thursdays and Saturdays at noon. Meet at the steps of the National Museum of the American Indian, One Bowling Green. 212-606-4064.
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Educational Alliance Art School
197 East Broadway, bet Jefferson & Clinton Sts • 212-780-2300 x 463 • www.edalliance.org/artschool

Open House Meet teachers, see free demonstrations and view the faculty exhibit. Wed., Sept. 6 from 5:30-8pm. Free sketch pad to the first 100 people thanks to Dick Blick Art Supply. Demonstrations take place at the following times: 6 & 7pm - welding. 6:15pm - Pottery wheel throwing. 6:30pm - clay sculpture. 6:30pm - watercolor. 7pm - wire sculpture. 6-8pm - Hear music played on the electric zither. Register for a class and get $20 off tuition. Classes begin Sept. 18 in welding, photography, ceramics, stone carving, figure drawing, ink drawing and more.
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Fraunces Tavern Museum
54 Pearl Street • 212-425-1778 • www.FrauncesTavernMuseum.com

Self-Guided Tours Visit the museum between 10am and 5pm on Saturdays for a self-guided tour of the exhibitions. $4 adults, $3 for kids 18 and under.
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Fraunces Tavern Restaurant
212-968-1776

Walking Tour and Lunch The streets of Lower Manhattan are lined with some of the world’s wealthiest and most influential institutions. Visit landmarks of political, religious and financial importance in a walking tour lead by James Staal. End the tour with a prix fixe 3 course lunch at Fraunces Tavern Restaurant. Tour begins at 11am at the front gate of City Hall Park. Tour is 2 hours. $45, including lunch. Reservations suggested.
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Governors Island
10 South St., Slip 7 • 212-440-2202 • www.govisland.com

Governors Island Tour the Historic District, picnic on the Parade Grounds, walk the esplanade, view the Statue of Liberty and New York Harbor and relax under the trees of Colonels' Row. Open thru Sept. 2.
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Hudson River Park
www.hudsonriverpark.org

Batting Cages $2 for 15 pitches. Daily thru Labor Day from 11am - 7pm. North Moore St. and the Hudson River.
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League for the Hard of Hearing
50 Broadway • 917-305-7766 • www.lhh.org

Free Hearing Screening Sponsored by the League for the Hard of Hearing. Every Tuesday from 12-2pm and Thursday from 4-6pm. Call to schedule an appointment.
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National Museum of the American Indian
One Bowling Green • 212-514-3700 • www.americanindian.si.edu

Daily Screenings View" Songkeepers" featuring five distinguished traditional flutists talking about their instrument, their songs, and the role of the flute in their tribes. Thru Sept. 10, daily at 1 & 3pm, also 5:30pm on Thursdays. The Screening Room, Second Floor.
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South Street Seaport
www.southstreetseaport.com • 212-SEAPORT

The NY Brewfest The festival is a celebration to recognize the New York State Beer Trail and showcase samplings from New York State's 58 breweries. Presented by Heartland Brewery. Pride of NY will also showcase food and wine producers from New York State. Fri., Sept. 8 from 5-10pm. Pier 16 & 17. $40. Visit www.nybrewfest.com for more information.
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South Street Seaport Museum
Fulton and South Streets • www.southstseaport.org

Program Afloat Help raise sail before setting off on an afternoon's adventure aboard the 1885 schooner Pioneer. Learn about the fascinating creatures that inhabit the local ecosystem with a museum educator. Sat., Sept. 2 from 1-3pm. Meet at the Visitors Center on Pier 16 by 12:30pm. $30 adults; $25 students & seniors; $20 children 12 & under; discounts for members. For reservations call 212-748-8786.

New York Review of Science Fiction Monthly New York Review of Science Fiction Reading Series event, curated and produced by Jim Freund. Tues., Sept. 5 at 7pm. Free, $5 suggested donation. Melville Gallery, 213 Water St., bet Fulton & Beekman Sts. 212-748-8568.

Melville Day Join South Street Seaport Museum and Friends of Hudson River Park in celebrating the life and literature of New Yorker Herman Melville with a day of readings, tours, and events. Sat., Sept. 9 from 12-6pm. Purchase tickets for the entire day or for individual programs. Full-day tickets, $30/$20 members. Reserve a spot on tours now: 212-748-8786.
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Stuyvesant High School Community Center
Stuyvesant High School • 345 Chambers St. • 646-358-6880 • www.ccshs.org • Operated by Battery Park City Parks Conservancy

Yoga Wed., Sept. 6 - Nov. 8. 10 sessions, 7:15-8:15pm. $75 members, $105 nonmenbers.

Prenatal Yoga Sat., Sept. 16 - Nov. 4. 8 sessions, 1:15-2:15pm. $60 members, $120 nonmembers.

Tai Chi Thurs., Sept. 21 - Nov. 23. 10 sessions, 7:15 - 8:15pm. $75 members, $100 nonmembers.
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Tuesday Evening Hour
49 Fulton St. • 212-385-3650

Artists’ Slideshow Lecture Join Louise Luger, published photographer and workshop instructor, for a slideshow lecture on the Great Smoky Mountains, TN and Joyce Kilmer National Park, NC. Tues., Sept. 5 at 6:30pm. $2 suggested donation. Sponsored by the Fund for Creative Communities.
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Exhibits

apexart
291 Church St. • 212-431-5270 • www.apexart.org

Neo-Con Artworks by six international artists re-enact, with a twist, famous conceptual works by Acconci, Baldessari, Beuys, Boetti, Nauman & Ruscha. Opening reception on Wed., Sept. 6 from 6-8pm with a performance by Yoshua Okon. Continues thru Oct. 14. Free.
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Art Avanti

Art Show The art show of the Avanti group, a group of emerging New York artists whose works include watercolor, oil & acrylic paintings, pencil drawings and photographic collages. Exhibit begins Sat., Sept. 2. Opening reception is Fri., Sept. 8 from 5:30-8pm with free food & drinks. Lafayette Bar and Grill, 54 Franklin St., bet Lafayette & Broadway. Artwork will be available for purchase.
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Cheryl Hazan Gallery
35 N. Moore St. • 212-343-8964 • www.CherylHazan.com

The Haiku of Painting A solo exhibition by Beatricia Sagar featuring new works based on the traditional Japanese form of poetry, Haiku. The works explore our relationship to our surroundings and use collage elements that reference the title and subject of the painting. Opening reception is Thurs., Sept. 14 from 6:30-8:30pm. Continues thru Oct. 15.
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City Hall Park
Six locations in the park between Broadway, Park Row and Centre Street

Alexander Calder in New York The Public Art Fund presents large scale steel sculptures by Alexander Calder, made between 1957 and 1976, throughout City Hall Park. One of the artists last works, a mobile he made before his death, Untitled (1976), hangs in the rotunda stairwell of City Hall. Thru March 18.
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Educational Alliance Art School
197 East Broadway, bet Jefferson & Clinton Sts • 212-780-2300 x 463 • www.edalliance.org/artschool

Art Exhibit View works by a selection of faculty artists. Sept. 6-29.
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gallery gen
158 Franklin St. • 212-226-7717 • Tues. - Sat., 11:30am-7pm • www.gallerygen.com • info@gallerygen.com

Upcoming Shows "Blue and White" will be showing in Space A and "Summer Matsuri Sale" will be in Space B. Thru Sept. 2.
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Klatch Coffee Bar
9-11 Maiden Lane, bet Broadway & Nassau St.

Taking Off View paintings and digital art by Natalya Rolbin inspired by events and happenings in the artists own life. Continues thru Sept. 20. _____________________________

League for the Hard of Hearing
50 Broadway • 917-305-7766 • www.lhh.org

Hearing Aids In History Since hearing loss is one of the oldest of the known disabilities, attempts to amplify sound go back several centuries. The League for the Hard of Hearing's Hearing Aids in History exhibit includes examples of non-electric hearing aids (speaking tubes, ear trumpets, etc.) and the development of electric hearing aids. This collection displays how manufacturers have tried to improve the quality of sound, to develop a smaller device and in some instances to conceal the device. Tues., Wed. and Thurs. from 9am-5pm. Free.
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Maiden Lane Exhibition Space
125 Maiden Lane, bet Water and Pear Sts. • 212-206-6061 • Open daily from 9am - 6pm

Debra Pearlman: Some Girls Continues thru Oct. 6.
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Museum of American Finance
26 Broadway • 212-908-4694 • www.financialhistory.org

Making Money Learn about bank note engraving and the fight against counterfeiting. Exhibit explores the security features in currency from Colonial notes to today's modern money and features examples of counterfeit money. Continues thru Dec.
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National Museum of the American Indian
One Bowling Green • 212-514-3700 • www.americanindian.si.edu

Will Wilson: Auto Immune Response Works imagine the Navajos’ relationship to the land in the distant future. Thru Sept. 21.

Virgil Ortiz: La Renaissance Indigene An exhibition of dynamic ceramic figures and fashions. Thru Sept. 21.

Recent Acquisitions View over 250 selections from the more than 15,000 objects acquired by the Museum since 1990 including South American piggy banks, contemporary jewelry, tiny Navajo rugs, totem pole models, moccasins and baskets. Ongoing.
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Parks & Recreation’s Public Art

Garden for the Accused View a highly artificial, manmade landscape of trees, hedges and flowers. Thomas Paine Park, Foley Square, Worth, Lafayette & Centre Sts. Sept. 13 - Nov. 8. Free. www.nyc.gov/parks.
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The Skyscraper Museum
39 Battery Place • 212-968-1961 • www.skyscraper.org

Giants The Twin Towers and the Twentieth Century. Exhibit commemorates the original World Trade Center, viewing its creation in the context of the ambitions of the era and the hundred-year history of New York’s skyline. Sept. 8 - March 27.
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Soho Photo
15 White St., bet West Broadway & 6th Ave. • 212-226-8571 • www.sohophoto.com

Celebrating Soho’s 35th Season Bill O’Donnell’s show “Home” explores the idea of life as a journey that eventually leads to home. His photos feature model houses in studio dioramas. Also view Bill Travis’s exhibition “Venice,” Richard Shevlin’s works entitled “From The Creation to The Garden of Eden,” Miguel Starcevich’s “Oil” and Jessica Iannuzzi’s works “untitled series I.” Opening reception is Thurs., Sept. 7 from 6-8pm. Continues thru Sept. 30.
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South Street Seaport
www.southstreetseaport.com

The Mystical City An exhibition and event created by artists from the Mysticism in Art movement. Seven artists will show their works inspired by the Mystical City concept. Thru Sept. 10. Van Der Plas Gallery, Pier 17 Building, 2nd Floor. www.vanderplasgallery.com. www.artpegasus.com.

BODIES: The Exhibition Exhibition showcases real human bodies and unveils the many complex systems of organs and tissues that drive every aspect of our daily lives and unite all humans. Learn more at www.bodiestickets.com. 11 Fulton St., Historic Cobble Stone District. Ongoing.
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South Street Seaport Museum
www.southstseaport.org

The Lost Waterfront An exhibition of photographs depicting the Hudson River waterfront in Greenwich Village . Taken more than 30 years ago, the photos document a time when the waterfront was in transition from a strictly commercial past to a recreationally oriented future. Photos are by Shelley Seccombe. Schermerhorn Row, 12 Fulton St. Thru Oct. 31.

Antwerp=America A special exhibition in cooperation with the city of Antwerp, Belgium. It evokes the atmosphere of Antwerp between 1870 and 1935, when the city was one of the most important European ports of embarkation for immigrants traveling to America, mostly aboard the Red Star Line. Schermerhorn Row Galleries, 12 Fulton St. $8 adults, $6 seniors/students, $4 children ages 5-12, children under 5 free. Thru October 31.
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St. Paul’s Chapel
Broadway at Fulton St.

The Threads Project One World, One Cloth. “Some say the world is hanging by a thread. I say a thread is all we need.” In the aftermath of 9/11, weavers from around the world joined together to communally weave a world cloth using individual threads collected from tens of thousands of people from more than seventy countries. Thru Nov. 30.
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Festivals

Celebrate Mexico Now

Mexican Art & Culture A New York City-wide festival celebrating contemporary Mexican art and culture featuring various performances, exhibits, screenings, readings, discussions, culinary events and more. Takes place thru Sept. 17.

The Siqueiros Files - A Presentation by Itala Schmelz, director of Sala de Arte Publico Siqueiros in Mexico City about the archives of Mexican modernist David Alfaro Siqueiros. There will also be a screening by filmmaker Mariana Rodriguez, an artist talk and a new video installation. Tues., Sept. 5 at 7pm. Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Conference Room and Redhead Gallery, 125 Maiden Lane, 2nd floor, bet Pearl & Water Sts. 212-219-0473. Free.

Contemporary Mexican Indigenous-Language Writers - Multilingual poetry reading and discussion about creative writing with various indigenous Mexican poets. Thurs., Sept. 7 at 6pm. National Museum of the American Indian, One Bowling Green. 212-514-3716.
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Evening Stars

Outdoor Dance Series A variety of dance styles from contemporary ballet to salsa will be featured. Presented by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and The Joyce Theater. Stage is in Battery Park, just west of the Staten Island Ferry Terminal. Bring a blanket for ground seating. Free.

Wed., Sept. 6 at 7:30pm - Kansas City Ballet, The Still Point and Jaywalk.

Thurs., Sept. 7 at 7:30pm - Battleworks, Cedar Lake, Pilobolus and Philadanco.

Fri., Sept. 8 at 7:30pm - Trisha Brown Dance Company, Ashleigh Leite Dance and Stephen Petronio Company.
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River to River Festival
www.RiverToRiverNYC.com

Cultural Activities A variety of activities are available for the whole family to enjoy throughout the summer. Check below for details about upcoming events.

Aftershock: Rethinking the Future Since September 11, 2001 - Come for a conference examining the economic, cultural, environmental, educational, and political consequences of 9/11. Tues. - Fri., Sept. 5-8 at 8pm. Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts, Pace University, Spruce Street entrance. Free with registration, available online. www.pace.edu/aftershock. 212-346-1200.

August Wilson & the Blues - The Signature Theatre Company pays tribute to legendary American playwright August Wilson with an evening of words and music. Sat., Sept. 9 at 7pm. Castle Clinton National Monument, Battery Park. Free; tickets will be distributed, two per person, outside Castle Clinton on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 5pm on the day of the show. www.RiverToRiverNYC.com/site/aoth_signature.html. Blue Smoke BBQ will also be offering selections from their menu. Supported by the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation/HUD.
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South Street Seaport
www.southstreetseaport.com

Speigeltent An opulent and wondrous venue of canvas, cut glass, mirrors, velvet and brocade, will be brought to New York by Ross Mollison and Vallejo Gantner to the location of the former Fulton Fish Market. 60 days of cabaret, music and family performances will take place thru Oct. 1. Purchase tickets by calling 212-279-4200. For more information, visit www.spiegelworld.com.

Upcoming performances:

Absinthe, A variety show, late night saunter through the sultriest, strangest circus in town. Thru Oct. 1, Tues. - Sun at 8pm and Fri. & Sat. at 10pm. $60-65.

Annasthesia: A Story of Love and Escape, A precise tragedy of the recent past told through the combination of many artistic disciplines. Presented by The Cinematic Underground. Mon., Sept. 4 at 10pm. $10.

Asylum Street Spankers, A whimsical collision between two-step parlor dances, jazz, vaudeville, hip hop, deep blues, country and more. Fri. - Sat., Sept. 1 & 2 at midnight. Sun., Sept. 3 at 10pm. $20. CD release party on Sat., Sept. 2 at 4pm. $15 adults, $10 kids.

Bindlestiff Family Cirkus, A grand spectacle in exemplary Cirkus style for all ages. Thurs. - Sat., Sept. 7, 8, 9, 21, 22 & 23 at 4pm.

Bindlestiff Family Cirkus & Magic Hat Variety Show. Adults only. Wed., Sept. 20 at 10pm.

Camille - La Fille Du Cirque, An emotional show featuring the dark and light music of Jacques Brel, Nick Cave & Tom Waits. Tues., Sept. 5 & 19 and Wed., Sept. 13 at 10pm. $20.
Devotchka, A quartet from Denver, Colorado with songs that make you think, long and dream. Fri., Sept. 8 & Sat., Sept. 9 at midnight. $20.

Jazz in the Garden, With the Greg Glassman Quartet. Fri. & Sat., Sept. 1, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29 & 30. Free in the Spiegel Beer Garden.

LAVA, A performance of (w)HOLE, the (whole) History of Life on Earth, a blend of acrobatics, dance, wrestling, trapeze and theater about the geologic and evolutionary history of the earth. Every Wed., Sat. & Sun. in Sept. and also Oct. 1. Times vary, check online. $20 adults, $10 kids under 15.

Nina Nastasia, Record release party with special guest the Jeffrey Lewis Band. Wed., Sept. 6 at 10pm. $15 in advance, $17 day of show.

Reno, A stream of consciousness style solo comedic performer who addresses the issues of the day. Thurs. - Sat., Sept. 7-9 at 6pm. $20.

Ri-Ra, A mini Irish Music Festival with the best of what’s new from the Irish music scene. Mon., Sept. 4 from 4-10pm (Labor Day). $25.

Slavic Soul Party, These 9 musicians combine Gypsy, East European, Mexican and Asian immigrant backgrounds with American jazz and soul. Sat., Sept. 2 at 2pm. Free.

Steve Cuiffo/Lenny Bruce, See the biting, sardonic, introspective free-form entertainment of the late Lenny Bruce performed by Steve Cuiffo. Tues., Sept. 5, 12, 19 & 26 at 6pm. $15.

Teitur, Hear the singer/songwriter with special guests Tina Dico and Tobias Froberg. Thurs., Sept. 7 at 10pm. $17 in advance, $20 day of show.

Uncle Moon, The artist weaves an eclectic variety of music combining guitar, accordion, violin, saxophone and double bass. Fri. & Sun., Sept. 1 & 3 at 6pm. $15.

Vintage DJ, Hear songs from the 30s to early 70s. Thurs., Sept. 7, 14 & 21. $5 for SpeigelNights. Free with a ticket to any other Spiegel show the same day.
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Music

DEKK
134 Reade Street • 212-941-9401

Weekly Performance The Laura Dreyer Trio plays Brazilian music, including original bossa novas and sambas and traditional songs from the Brazilian repertoire. Every Saturday from 1-4pm. No Cover. Reservations recommended.

live jazz The Vinson Valega/Lee Metcalf Trio plays jazz standards from the Great American Songbook of Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Duke Ellington and more. Every Sunday evening from 7-10pm. No Cover. Reservations recommended.
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Knitting Factory
74 Leonard St. • 212-219-3132 • www.knittingfactory.com

Upcoming Shows Fri. - Sun., Sept. 1, 2 & 3: Drop Dead Festival. Tues., Sept. 5: The Clientele. Wed., Sept. 6: Joan Of Ark, Owen & Our Brother The Native. Thurs., Sept. 7: Yellow Umbrella Tour featuring Kaki King & Christine Baze. Fri., Sept. 8: Comets On Fire.
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South Street Seaport
www.southstreetseaport.com • 212-SEAPORT

Labor Day Weekend Concert Enjoy the holiday weekend with a special day of free concerts with the Zen Tricksters & The Mix Band. Sun., Sept. 3 from 4-9pm. Pier 17.
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VinoVino
211 West Broadway, bet Franklin and White • 212-925-8510

Live Music Hear the music of Gary Wang on bass and Lee Metcalf on guitar. Every Thursday from 7:30-10:30pm.
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Theater

3LD Arts & Technology Center
80 Greenwich St., just below Rector St. • 212-645-0374 • www.3leggeddog.org

Late Night at 3LD ”The Mystic Renaldo The” is a parody performance-art music and comedy piece starring Aldo Perez as a Late-Romantic disinherited stage performer who is in constant inner battle with his sense of importance and failure. Fri., Sept. 1, 15 & 29 at 10pm. $10. Wine & beer available for purchase.
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Shooting Star
Theater
40 Peck Slip, at the South Street Seaport, bet Front & South Sts. • General Contact Number, 718-852-7773 • www.shootingstartheatre.org

Lockery Tap and Theater Dance Demo A demo workshop of Tap and Theatre Dance presented by Lesley and Patricia Lockery and special guests. Sun., Sept. 10 at 2pm. $20. www.lockerytapdance.com. 212-489-6663.
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