Arts & Entertainment - Events

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.

A museum is nothing without a gift shop. A museum without nudes is really no fun at all. This the best of all worlds: a museum attached to a gift shop with nothing but nudes. In her inaugural exhibition at DODGEgallery, Ellen Harvey offers several strangely beautiful and hilarious explorations of the art nude that both question and exploit our fascination with depictions of our naked bodies to create an intentionally contradictory and often incoherent model of art as a form of desire.

The “Greenwich Village Antiquarian Book Fair” celebrates its 33rd anniversary this February, at P.S. 3 in the West Village. "The Hippie School" as it’s alternative education pioneers fondly nicknamed it in 1971 (and by which it is still known today) sponsors this event yearly to raise funds for the school's inspired enrichment programs.

As of January 10th, 2012, John Miserendino began work on his project, Pavilion, as part of Recess’s signature program, Session. Session invites artists to use its public space as studio, exhibition venue and grounds for experimentation. For Pavilion, Miserendino has reinterpretted Dan Graham’s original plans for his architectural structures.  The middling reception will be held February 17, 2012. 6-8pm. 

Check out the works of the lovely Meghan Oare at Cafe Deux Margot on February 20th from 6:30-11pm. Accompanying, is guest violinist, Cassandra Sotos and musician/song writer, Aaron Short from London performing.

St. Malachy’s – The Actors’ Chapel will host a benefit concert, ‘Look at the World’, on Presidents Day. The charitable event, featuring performances by Broadway’s “Phantom of the Opera” star David Cryer, American soprano Diane Simet, and a 200-person choir, aims to raise funds for the Actors’ Chapel ministries in support of the surrounding Broadway community.

Housing Works Bookstore presents an intimate benefit evening with Lost in the Trees, orchestral folk from North Carolina.  Lush clusters of piano, a mysterious sound that might be something being unwrapped, or paper crushed for kindling, and A Church That Fits Our Needs, the second album by North Carolina group Lost in the Trees, is underway, announcing itself as a work of vaulting ambition, a cathedral built on loss and transformation.  

Hendershot Gallery announces the opening of Come and Get It!, a group show that features the work of Alben, Daniel Arango, Ghost of a Dream, Ted Noten, Rachel Bee Porter, Tom Sanford, Shelter Serra and Marie Vic. The exhibition will be open to the public from February 10 to March 16, 2012, with an opening reception on Friday, February 10, from 6 – 8 pm.

Ring in the Year of the Dragon with songs! Dave Liang of the Shanghai Restoration Project presents an afternoon of Chinese children’s songs with a modern twist in celebration of the Year of the Dragon and the release of his new CD, Little Dragon Tales: Chinese Children's Songs, featuring the Yip’s Canada Children’s Choir. Click here for a sneak peek.