Arts & Entertainment - Events

Sylvie is sent to the backyard to hang up the laundry. The moment her back is turned, a mischievous squirrel steals her favorite piece of clothing and runs off. When Sylvie gives chase, an entire world emerges from her laundry basket, and curious characters show her the way through mysterious lands. November 16th & 17th at the Ellen Stewart Theatre. 


"Women or Nothing" about two women so desperate to have a child that one of them will even sleep with a man.  Who the man is, what he thinks is going on, what the women think about what he thinks, and what the mother of one of the women reveals about her own colorful past—it all defies belief. Why then does it all make sense? Extended through October 13th.


The season at the Poets House opens Thursday, September 26 with an extraordinary evening of readings and reflections from Rosmarie Waldrop, award-winning innovator in poetry, translation, and publishing for over 50 years.


Come join quirky author and composer Michael Hearst, alongside his band, on a musical adventure on Sunday, September 29th. Learn about some of the planet’s most bizarre animals and their families through the use of some pretty oddball instruments, and video projections.


SMASH! Self-Defense is offering a free class, every Tuesday, from Shamburger's CHKA (Chinese Hawaiian Kenpo Academy) East Village Martial Arts school.  Get in great shape, learn to kick some butt & have fun doing it! The instructors are professional, and women 14 and older may attend as often as they like. 


Klompching Gallery and Ffotogallery present at Aperture a talk and book signing with British artist Helen Sear on September 15th.


On September 27, 1993, the Food Network began broadcasting old cookery tapes. It wouldn’t start live broadcasts for another two months, and when it did, there weren’t many viewers. Come join the founders of the Food Network, on its anniversary date of September 27th, who will discuss those fragile early months and join with us in celebrating the beginning of the network that changed the way America eats.


The 25th annual Masters Series exhibition opening on October 2nd,honors artist R. O. Blechman with the first major retrospective representing all genres of his work: illustrations, editorial cartoons, animations and graphic novels


Billy Crystal signs copies of his hilarious and heartfelt observations on aging as he turns 65, and looks back at a remarkable career. Still Foolin' 'Em: Where I've Been, Where I'm Going, and Where the Hell Are My Keys? on Wednesday, September 11th.


Conor McPherson’s "The Weir" has been extended through September 15th. It takes place in a remote country pub in Ireland, where newcomer Valerie arrives and becomes spellbound by an evening of ghostly stories told by the local bachelors who drink there.