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What’s the relationship between music and cancer? More importantly, how can music heal? Dr. Nimesh Nagarsheth, Gynecologic Oncologist, acclaimed musician and author will address these questions as well as exercises designed to improve quality of life of all people affected by cancer. Speaking as a musician and a caregiver, Dr. Nagarsheth will discuss how both the science and art of healing intersect through the power of music.

Mulherin + Pollard is pleased to present “Asea, Aloof,” an exhibition of recent paintings and drawings by Matthew Fisher. Fisher is a Brooklyn, NY-based artist who makes stylized paintings that utilize symbolic placement, pattern, line, and a sense of the lasting touch of man on landscapes that reference universal timing, placement, and a frozen sense of now.  Opening Thursday, April 26, 6 - 8 PM.

The Skyscraper Museum hosts a rotating repertoire of Family Programs on Saturday mornings, in which children engage with an educator to explore the principles of urbanism, architecture, and engineering through hands-on activities. Surrounded by images, film, and models of past, present, and future skyscrapers, children and their guardians are exposed to the changing exhibitions in the gallery.

Do you love Andy Kaufman? Well, you’re in luck, and you’re not alone. Every year, “The Andy Kaufman Award” awards one kooky comedian encompassing Andy’s spirit emerges to collect the prestigious prize (and cash) out of hundreds of candidates, ranging from nearly every state in the US.

The Drawing Center is to hold its Spring Gala on Tuesday April 24th at the Tribeca Rooftop. The evening will honor Lawrence Weiner with special performance by Susan Hefuna and Luca Veggetti. Cocktails will commence at 6:30pm, with performances at 7:30pm, and dinner at 8:00pm. Frances Beatty Adler, Eric Rudin, and Jane Dresner Sadaka will serve as Gala chairmen.

Clic Gallery presents, ROADSONGS, a solo exhibition by New York-based artist Jordan Sullivan. ROADSONGS brings together a collection of Sullivan’s recent photographs and prose. Central to the exhibit are eight landscapes shot on the road between New Mexico, Texas, and California. Interpsed between these landscapes are smaller portraits and interior scenes, featuring Sullivan’s family, friends, and lovers. The installation unfolds like a road map, connecting the places and people Sullivan has known. Opening Recption Thursday, April 19, 6 - 8 PM.

The Christopher Henry Gallery will proudly present VES PITTS: MEOW. This is the gallery’s 3rd solo show of the New York based photographer. Pitts is known for his keen eye for capturing the most unusual and intriguing of personalities on the New York, New Orleans, London and Paris underground scene; including burlesque acts, performance artists, the erotic and Gay subculture, which the artist has documented masterfully over the past 18 years.  Opening Thursday April 12th.

As an artist who needs no introduction, Brian McKnight has earned himself a spot in contemporary music history. He has released 14 albums to date, with seven of them certified Platinum, and has sold over 20 million albums worldwide. In an industry known for a constantly revolving door of artists, he has easily established himself with an enviable record of chart consistency, toured successfully for over a decade, and collaborated with performers across every genre, including Quincy Jones, Justin Timberlake, Mariah Carey, Diddy, Christina Aguilera, Justin Bieber, Rascal Flatts, Nelly, Vanessa Williams, Willie Nelson, and Kenny G.

Join the brethren of fans, who will inevitably be in attendance at the Housing Works Bookstore to celebrate the life and works of Kurt Vonnegut. Hosted by Brendan Jay Sullivan (author of Texts, Drugs & Rocknroll, forthcoming from Harper Perennial), and featuring readings by Joe Garden (The Onion), David Goodwillie (American Subversive), Dave Hill (Comedian, Author of Tasteful Nudes: and Other Misguided Attempts at Personal Growth and Validation),Cat Marnell (, and songs inspired by Vonnegut from the Bushwick Book Club.

What better way to to welcome April than by listening to some tunes and seeing some art. Meghan Oare, Chris Bartick and Frank Corva would like to welcome you to Klimat, in the East Village, tonight from 7-11pm.