Arts & Entertainment - Events

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.


Dirty Looks, a monthly platform for queer experimental film and video, presents an evening of video work by Charles Atlas. With a career that spans 30-years, Atlas is one of the world’s most stalwart and vibrant videogrpahers of queer cultures and contemporary dance. This program will host a premiere of material from Turning, a feature-length collaboration between Atlas and Antony Hegarty, on the eve of the Museum of Modern Art commissioned Antony and the Johnsons’ Swanlights performance at Radio City Music Hall. 


Join us on February 1st for the first New York performance by emerging young talent, Borys Ostapienko. In 2013, this 19-year-old engineering student from Toronto traveled to Ukraine where he won first place in the most prestigious bandura competition. His playing combines impressive technical mastery of the instrument with nuanced musicianship and creative, idiomatic arrangements. The concert is organized as part of the Bandura Downtown series curated by Julian Kytasty, who will introduce the gifted young musician.


Churner and Churner presents an exhibition of works by Taylor Mead, magister ludi of the American underground in film, poetry, and painting. The exhibition focuses on works from the 1980s––many never before seen––and a new set of drawings based on Mead’s “Fairy Tale Poem.” The exhibition opens on January 12 with a poetry reading by the artist.


The Beatles' music changed pop culture and the course of history, and, today their music lives on.  Now fans have a rare opportunity to relive the music and experience the most celebrated band ever.  One of the most loved and celebrated tributes of it's kind, Beatlemania is for true fans only...  


Join the Preservation Resource Center at the Top of the Standard for Jazzed in January! On January 12th, celebrate the continued rebirth of one of the most culturally rich cities in the country by joining chairs Alexa Georges, Greg Morey, Holly Sharp Snodgrass, and Karen Solomon for an evening to remember.


In his twelfth solo show at the Feldman Gallery, Edwin Schlossberg will exhibit a series of new paintings that combine stenciled text and abstract images on aluminum panels. In “Beneath Suddenly,” Schlossberg investigates patterns of perception by refracting the visual field with reflective surfaces created from Scotchlite and dust of lapis lazuli, ruby, and silver.


Critically acclaimed, Samuel & Alasdair: A Personal History of the Robot War details an alternate global history, the cold war was decided not by détente, not by nuclear holocaust, but by massive robot invasion. Among the survivors, a team of Russian radio hosts, warmed to a lost culture of 1950s Americana, broadcast a story of brothers’ love drawn straight from the American heartland. Samuel & Alasdair: A Personal History of the Robot War combines 1950s radio drama, vintage country music, and Soviet science in a sci-fi surrealist War of the Worlds meets A Prairie Home Companion examination of American nostalgia.