This one-night-only performance allows New York City audiences the rare opportunity to experience a traditional Javanese shadow-puppet play, featuring one of the most exciting and renowned artists performing today. Ki Purbo Asmoro combines the skill of a supreme master with the voice of a poet and the energy of a rock star. His performances often have audiences of several thousand in Java, where he is known for his ability to present ancient stories with contemporary nuance and topical humor.
Seatbelts everyone! The Magic School Bus celebrates its 25th Anniversary with an all-new musical adventure. Ms. Frizzle’s students are putting on a play about global warming, and they need some cold, hard facts. This is no ordinary field trip, as a hop on the Magic School Bus takes the class and the audience on a whirlwind tour. From the arctic to the equator, they see telltale signs of climate change and learn how conservation, recycling and alternative energy can make a difference. Ms Frizzle and her class are up for the climate challenge. Are you?
Front Room is pleased to present “Useful Things (For Getting Lost)”, a solo exhibition of new work by Melissa Pokorny. As the title suggests, this show is about looking—for things, at things, or through things. It’s about the pleasure that can be had from getting lost, as well as the anxiety that can produce in those left behind.
Conceived and Created by Sarah Provost and Lake Simons and hosted by Mabou Mines, Electric Bathing takes place in Coney Island circa 1910. Two garment factory workers escape from respectability into a world of fantasy where shirtwaists become kites, fans transform into seagulls, hatboxes are rides, spools of thread are anchors, and ropes are the ocean tide.
Foodies, locavores, vegetarians, vegans, flexitarians, and those who simply want to find out more about living a healthy, sustainable lifestyle, this is the festival for you! Be there on March 2nd, when vegetarian food companies, restaurants, and heath and wellness vendors will congregate to celebrate the delight of vegetarian food and cruelty-free living at the NYC Vegetarian Food Festival.
In his Philosophical Investigations, Wittgenstein asserted that, “If a lion could talk, we could not understand him.” In the works of filmakers Shelly Silver and Emily Vey Duke & Cooper Battersby, animals speak the words of humans; given these variously thrown voices, how then might the great philosopher append his statement? Check out a screening of their films March 14th, and find out their veiws on our brethren, the animals.
Story Pirates don't dress as pirates or make anybody walk the plank, but they do steal: they take their inspiration from kids themselves, creating an entire show adapted from stories penned by authors under the age of 12.