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Volume 19 | Issue 30 | December 8 - 14, 2006

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GRAFFITI-STYLE ART View original works by the Croatian artist Lunar as part of the exhibition “Beastz and Bugz.” His works are influenced by his own graffiti and the graffiti of others. Continues thru Dec. 16. Invisible NYC Art Gallery & Tattoo Studio, 148 Orchard St. 212-228-1358. www.troydenningtattoo.com. Pictured above is “Posh Cat,” mixed media 2006.

Dance
   
Abrons Arts Center
Henry Street Settlement, 466 Grand St., 212-352-3101, www.henrystreet.org/arts

Peter Kyle Dance Two world premieres with the company’s signature blend of theatricality and athleticism. Fri. & Sat., Nov. 10 & 11 at 7:30pm; Sun., Nov. 12 at 3pm. $15.
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Cunningham Studio
55 Bethune St., bet Washington St. & West Side Highway. • 718-672-6965

Floor Ceiling Wall Animal A concert of 6 dances choreographed by Chris Ferris with original music. Fri., Nov. 10 at 9pm; Sat. & Sun., Nov. 11 & 12 at 8pm. $15, $12 students & seniors.
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Ellis Wood Dance
12 E. 14th St., #5E • www.wooddance.net

Hurricane Flora: Inferno Piece was created during a residency provided by The Joyce Theater Foundation. Continues thru Nov. 12 at 8pm. $15, $10 students & seniors. Benefit performance on Sat., Nov. 11, $50. Takes place at Joyce Soho, 155 Mercer St., bet Houston & Prince. 212-334-7479. For the benefit performance, call 212-691-0755.
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Lotus Music & Dance Studios
109 Mott St., 8th floor • 212-627-1076

Tibetan Song & Dance Tibetan folk songs and dances including rare mask dances. Sat., Nov. 18 at 4pm. $10-$50.
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Mulberry Street Theater
70 Mulberry St., 2nd floor, corner of Mulberry & Bayard • 212-349-0126 • www.htchendance.org

Newsteps The theater’s semiannual emerging choreographers’ showcase series. Thurs. - Sat., Nov. 30 - Dec. 2 at 7:30pm. Reception on Thurs. night and discussion on Fri. night. $12, $10 students & seniors.
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Tribeca Performing Arts Center
Theater 1, 199 Chambers St. • 212-220-1460

Battery Dance Co. World premiere of “I’ll Take You There” plus “Secrets of the Paving Stones” and “Secrets.” Wed., Nov. 15 at 1pm; Thurs., Nov. 16 at 1 & 8pm. $20, $10 students & seniors.
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Events

3LD Art & Technology Center
80 Greenwich St. at Rector St. • www.mixnyc.org • www.3leggeddog.org

LGBT Film Festival The New York Lesbian & Gay Experimental Film Festival hosts a week of feature films, shorts, art installations, performances and parties thru Nov. 13.
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Battery Park City Neighbors Association

New Mom’s Breakfast New moms (newborns to pre-crawlers) are invited to join in a monthly breakfast. Share tips, seek advise and meet other new moms. First Tues. of the month from 10-11:30am. Applebee’s on Vesey St.
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Jazzercise NYC
212-374-1175 • www.jazznewyork.net

Dance Fitness Lose weight and have fun. 2 locations. Tues. & Thurs. at noon and Mon. & Wed. at 1:10pm at the Knitting Factory, 74 Leonard St., bet Church & Broadway. Also Mon. & Wed. at 4:30pm at Sandra Cameron Dance Center, 199 Lafayette St., bet Broome & Kenmare. $120 for a two month unlimited pass. First class is free.
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South Street Seaport Museum
www.southstseaport.org

New York Unearthed Go behind the scenes and visit New York Unearthed, the Museum’s urban archaeology center, rarely open to the general public. Take a guided tour and experience New York’s colorful history through archaeological remains recovered from beneath the city streets. Sat., Nov. 11 from 1-3pm. $12, $10 members. Reservations required. 212-748-8786.

Book Talk New York poet Walt Whitman spent much of his career writing poetry that promoted and celebrated itself and its writer. David Haven Blake, author of “Walt Whitman and the Culture of American Celebrity,” will provide a history of the rise of celebrity culture in light of Whitman’s life. Thurs., Nov. 16 at 7pm. Melville Gallery, 213 Water St., bet Fulton & Beekman Sts. Free, $5 suggested donation. 212-748-8568.

Free Fridays A free evening of arts and cultural programming on the third Friday of every month. Visit the Museum galleries during special extended hours from 5-9pm. Admission is free during these hours. This month’s theme is New York Harvest. Fri., Nov. 17 from 5-9pm. From 5-8pm, celebrate Native American culture and explore the art form of “dream catchers” then make one to take home. At 6 & 8pm, take a guided tour of the exhibition “Soundings.” Schermerhorn Row, 12 Fulton St., bet South & Front Sts.
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World Financial Center
Winter Garden, 220 Vesey St. • 212-945-0505 • www.worldfinancialcenter.com

Autumn’s Palate Sample the diverse types of food available at the eateries in the World Financial Center. The restaurants include Columbus Bakery, Godiva Chocolate, The Grill Room, Johnney’s Fish Grill, Itsu, Southwest NY and more. Fri., Nov. 17 from 11am - 2:30pm. Samples cost $2-5.
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Exhibits

Abrons Arts Center
Henry Street Settlement, 466 Grand St. • www.henrystreet.org/arts

Trees of Knowing An exhibition of art, photographs and writing on the theme of trees by children from the East Village Community School. Continues thru Dec. 29.
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ApexArt
291 Church St. • 212-431-5270 • www.apexart.org

Phantom Captain Art and Crowdsourcing with works by Jeff Howe, Miranda July, Allison Wiese and others. Continues thru Nov. 25. Lecture with Jeff Howe on Wed., Nov. 15 at 6:30pm on the rise of crowdsourcing, a term used to describe corporate outsourcing to amateurs.
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Cheryl Pelavin
Fine Arts
13 Jay St. • 212-925-9424

Siona Benjamin: Ishq Works explore multiple forms of love and passion. Continues thru Dec. 2.
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The Drawing Center
35 Wooster St. • 212-219-2166 • www.drawingcenter.org

Eleanore Mikus Exhibition features works by the artist, who has been largely missed by history. View drawings and paintings including “Tablets” from the early 1960s and later folded paper works. Continues thru Feb. 10.

Christine Taylor Patten: Micro/Macro Selected works from a series of over 2,000 one-inch crow quill and ink drawings on three-inch paper will be exhibited along with one seven by twenty-four foot drawing. Opening reception is Fri., Nov. 10 from 6-8pm. Continues thru Feb. 10.
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Educational Alliance Art School
197 East Broadway, bet Jefferson & Clinton Sts • 212-780-2300 x 463 • www.edalliance.org/artschool

Painting the Metropolis View visions of Lower Manhattan by 19 contemporary artists including Patrick Antonelle, Ellen Bradshaw, John Silver and Jane Haher. The works reflect the inspiration the artists have received from their neighborhoods in the affordable warehouse spaces in Chinatown and lofts in Soho. Continues thru Nov. 30.
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Manhattan Graphics Center
481 Washington St. • 212-219-8783

Paper Geometry Intaglio Prints by Donald Hillel. Continues thru Nov. 30.
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Multiple Impressions
41 Wooster St., bet Broome & Grand Sts. • 212-925-1313 • www.multipleimpressions.com

Will Klemm: New Pastels Works feature imaginary places created from the artist’s own memories, emotions and feelings. Certain moods are evoked through light and hue. Continues thru Nov. 20.
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New York City Police Museum
100 Old Slip, bet Water & South Sts. • www.nycpolicemuseum.org • 212-480-3100

United Response: Commemorating 9/11 A photography exhibit of 55 images from the collections of the New York Police Department Photo Unit, “The New York Times” and the “New York Daily News” that highlights the heroism, courage and sacrifice, as well as the moments of generosity and kindness that took place after 9/11. Continues thru Jan. 13. Mon. - Sat., from 10am - 5pm. $5 adults, $3 seniors, $2 ages 6-18. Museum members, members of the NYPD and children under 6 are free.
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The New York Law School
47 Worth St.
Points of View Features the work of 6 representational painters. Continues thru Dec. 1.
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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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Synagogue for the Arts Gallery Space
49 White St. • 212-966-7141

Malcolm Mooney “Pages of an Open Book” features paintings and drawings inspired by meditation, the environment and the positive spirit of energy and life. Continues thru Dec. 10.
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Trinity Church
Broadway at Wall Street

Reimagining Sacred Sound 9/11 and the Trinity Church Organ. Although the ashes of 9/11 brought the sound of the Trinity Church pipe organ to a sudden stop, the Church soon began a new chapter in the history of church organs. Exhibit allows visitors to experience organ music of the computer age while surrounded by the fascinating history of organs at Trinity Church. Thru Jan. 4.
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Films

Abrons Arts Center
Henry Street Settlement, 466 Grand St., 212-352-3101, www.henrystreet.org/arts

The Lower East side Film Festival A showcase of independent work from all over the world. Wed. - Sat., Nov. 15-18. Visit www.lowereastsidefilmfestival.org for more information. $10.
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Music

Abrons Arts Center
Henry Street Settlement, 466 Grand St., 212-352-3101, www.henrystreet.org/arts

Motyl Chamber Ensemble Some of NY’s most dynamic young artists present music written by composers who were victims of the Holocaust. Sun., Nov. 19 at 3pm. Free.
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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 Shows nightly. Check the website for detailed information.
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Location One
20 Greene St., bet Canal & Grand St. • 212-219-8242 • www.roulette.org

Roulette Performances Fri. – Sun., Nov. 10-12: WARNING-NOT FOR BROADWAY, Annual festival of musical theater and opera works. Mon., Nov. 13: ALLAN JAFFE, Earl Howard & Gerry Hemingway, A concert of original compositions and improvisations. Thurs., Nov. 16: CARLA KIHLSTEDT, Songs for violin and voice. Fri., Nov. 17: LISLE ELLIS, Audible Means. Shows are at 8:30pm. $15, $10 students.
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Roses’s Turn Cabaret
55 Grove St. at 7th Ave. • 212-366-5438

I’ve Got to be There A cocktail cabaret with Margaret Cross. Sundays at 7pm in Nov. $10 plus 2 drink minimum.
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St. Paul’s Chapel
Broadway at Fulton St. • 212-602-0800 • www.trinitywallstreet.org

Concerts at One Kanae Koshi on piano performs works by Debussy, Bach-Busoni, Chopin and more. Mon., Nov. 13 at 1pm. $2 suggested donation.

Concerts at One Stephen Sulich on piano performs works by Serg, Strauss, Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky. Mon., Nov. 27 at 1pm. $2 suggested donation.
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Trinity Church
Broadway at Wall St. • 212-602-0800 • www.trinitywallstreet.org
Concerts at One The group Invert plays works by George, Berson and Umebayaski. Thurs., Nov. 30 at 1pm. $2 suggested donation.
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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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World Financial Center Winter Garden
220 Vesey St. • 212-945-0505 • www.worldfinancialcenter.com

New Sounds Live Series continues on Fri., Nov. 10 at 7pm with “John the Revelator,” based on the “Book of Revelation” in the Bible. It is a mass for the 21st century. Free.

Post-Production A world premiere by Daniel Figgis. His first major performance in the United States. Wed., Nov. 15 at 7pm. Winter Garden. www.danielfiggis.com. Free.
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Talks &
Readings

Conservative
Synagogue
of 5th Avenue
11 E. 11th St. • 212-929-6954 • www.csfanyc.org

Rediscovering a Faith An adult educational program offered by Rabbi David Gaffney with topics including Jewish History, Jewish Philosophy, Jewish Text & Literature and History of the Synagogue. Learners and seekers of all backgrounds are welcome. Monday evenings from 7:15-9pm. Continues thru May 21. $150 for non-members. Call to register.
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Location One
26 Greene St., bet Grand & Canal Sts. • 212-334-3347

Artbots View works by eight New York artists as part of the science + art festival 2006. Continues Thurs. - Sun. thru Nov. 12 from noon – 6pm.
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Museum of American Finance

Talk & Beer Tasting Emerging professionals are invited to join Jim Koch, founder of The Boston Beer Company, brewer of Samuel Adams. Thurs., Nov. 16 at 6pm. Takes place at Fraunces Tavern Museum, 54 Pearl St. $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Call 212-908-4695 for a reservation.
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Seamen’s Church Institute
241 Water St., bet Peck Slip & Beekman St. • www.newyorksailingclub.com

The Fleet for the 21st Century Photographer Thad Koza will present a lecture and slide show with dramatic photos and stories about Tall Ships, including images from Operation Sail 2000, which brought the world’s greatest Tall Ships to New York Harbor. Thurs., Nov. 16 from 6-9pm. Hosted by the New York Sailing Club. A social with wine, soda and light food will take place from 6-7pm. $10 donation requested.
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Tuesday Evening Hour
49 Fulton St. • 212-385-3650

Shape of America’s South West Two-part slide show lecture with Ron & Cricket Parker on Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah and California. Tues., Nov. 14 & 21 at 6:30pm. $2 suggested donation.
Street Photography Kevin Downs, documentary photographer, will present a slide show lecture. Tues., Nov. 28 at 6:30pm. $2 suggested donation.
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Theater

Abrons Arts Center
Henry Street Settlement, 466 Grand St., 212-352-3101, www.henrystreet.org/arts

The Night Kitchen Radio Theater Hear an original hour long radio play loosely based on classic literature and adapted with contemporary interpretation. Takes place every other Sunday thru June. UPCOMING Sun., Nov. 19 at 7pm: Richard Abrons’ “Three Travelers.” www.henrystreet7.com.

Cavalcade of Youth Features amateur to world-class jugglers, tap dancers, contortionists, unicyclists and acrobats all under the age of 21. See the stars of the future today. Sat. & Sun., Nov. 11 & 12 at 3pm. $15, $10 students. 877-BINDLES.

Tribute to Poet Mentors The theatre ensemble Universes honors the poets and playwrights who set them in motion with a gala benefit performance. Thurs., Nov. 16 at 7:30pm. $50.
Blue Sweat & The Last Word A portrait of artists and the vibrant culture, traditions and personal experiences they bring to their work. Fri., Nov. 17 at 7:30pm. $20.

Slanguage A portrait of the sights and sounds of NYC with storytelling, poetry, rap, gospel, jazz, blues and more. Sat., Nov. 18 at 7:30pm. $20.

Sunday Brunch Open-mic gathering with a reading of a work-in-progress by Universes entitles “Ameriville.” Sun., Nov. 19 at 2pm. $20.
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Cherry Lane Theatre
38 Commerce St. • 212-989-2020 • 212-239-6200 • www.telecharge.com

Kingdom of Not Anita Humm, a wary outsider, finds herself the guardian of a wise baby boy after her sister shoots herself. Continues thru Nov. 18; Tues. - Sat. at 7pm and Sat. at 2pm.

Twigs It’s the day before Thanksgiving back in the time of disco and orange appliances. Three sisters and their mother are making their holiday preparations. Through their rituals, the audience gets a peek into how the lives of the women have been shaped by their varying surroundings. Nov. 13-20 at 8pm. $25, $10 students.
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Clemente Soto Velez
107 Suffolk St., bet Rivington & Delancy • 212-868-4444 • www.newstagetheatre.org • www.smarttix.com

Some Historic/Some Hysteric A multimedia theater piece about neuropsychology and the “Hysteria Shows,” or clinical demonstrations of Dr. Jean-Martin Charcot of Paris during the 1870s and 1880s. Nov. 10 - Dec. 10. $20, $15 students & seniors, TDF.
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The Flea Theater
41 White St., bet Broadway and Church Sts. • www.TheaterMania.com • 212-352-3101

Two September Set in Vietnam post World War II when Ho Chi Minh had visions of a free country. A young, female American writer who believes in truth and justice is black listed. Nov. 19 - Dec. 16.
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Shooting Star Theater
40 Peck Slip, At the South Street Seaport bet Front & South Sts. • Montauk Theatre Productions, 718-852-7773; RACCA’s Seaport Salon, 917-239-6690 • www.shootingstartheatre.org

The Marriage Broker Encore performance. A romantic musical fairy tale for adults, starring Miriam Fond, Tom Detwiler and Woody Regan. Sat., Nov. 11 at 8pm and Sun., Nov. 12 at 5pm. $15. Presented by Montauk Theatre Productions.
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Tours

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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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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Lower East Side
Jewish
Conservancy
235 East Broadway • LESConservancy@aol.com • 212-374-4100 x1

Lower Manhattan Walking Tour Visit the Jewish community of Colonial NYC, tour the first Jewish cemetery, Chatham Square in Chinatown and more. Fri., Nov. 24 at 11:15am. Tour ends at 1:45pm. Meet at the corner of Pearl & Broad Sts, across from Fraunces Tavern Museum. $18, $16 students & seniors. Preregister and save $2.


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