Volume 19 Issue 36 | January 19 - 25, 2007
Indie Darlings Duet Yuka Honda of Cibbo Matto and Petra Haden of The Decemberists premiere the atmospheric, improvisational songs theyve been collaborating on for the past year. Hear their upcoming debut album live at Location Ones January party which will feature additional music by DJ Normal, light refreshments, and something called Sonic ping pong. Tickets are $20. Doors open at 7 p.m. Location One, 26 Greene Street, 212.334.3347; www.location1.org.
Tie-Dyed Bacchanalia This weekend, the Winter Garden revives the ghost of Jerry Garcia as over 17 musicians and bands gather to perform songs from two classic Grateful Dead albums, American Beauty and Workingmans Dead, in a tribute organized by David Spelman. Both concerts are free, so come well in advance of 8 p.m., when doors open. World Financial Center, Winter Garden, 212-945-0505; www.worldfinancialcenter.com.
The Moving Word
Bessie-award winning choreographer H.T. Chen and his Asian-American modern dance company will perform excerpts of their 2006 premiere Shift and their narration and video-enhanced program, Eight Strokes & the Moving Word, which explores stylistic movement through the elegant beauty of Chinese calligraphy. The former is at 6:30 p.m., the latter at 10:30 a.m. $10. Call for reservations. Mulberry St. Theater, 70 Mulberry St., 2nd floor, 212-349-0126; www.htchendance.org.
Strange Fruit In her new exhibit Persephone, Harriet Shorr pursues the meanings of still life, using the table as a stage to replace the table-top as a metaphor for the past or another dimension. Two large paintings represent the myth of Persephone; one a winter scene with cyclamen, snow, pomegranates and a mysterious reflection of an owl, the other an extravagant spring arrangement of flowers and a mirror awaiting Persephones return. Through Mar. 3., Gallery Hours 11-6pm. Cheryl Pelavin gallery. 13 Jay St., 212-925-9424; cherylpelavin.com.
Mixed Greens The Skyscraper Museum kicks off a new lecture series this week titled Mixed Greens, a survey of state-of-the-art, sustainable skyscraper design worldwide. The first lecture is by Ross Wimer, wholl discuss his twisting Infinity Tower, a 75-story helix-shaped residential structure now under construction in Dubai. Free for members of the Skyscraper Museum or the New York Academy of Sciences, $10 for adults, $5 for students/seniors. 6:30 p.m., 7 World Trade Center (250 Greenwich St.), 40th Fl, 212-945-6324; www.nyas.org/mixedgreens.