This lady can sing, sing sing... Hilary Gardner has a mature awareness of the bonding and bending that goes on between singer, melody, and words. She offers us no melodrama, no vocal acrobatics; she honors the notes and the syllables, but she is not constrained by them. Thursday, February 27th at Greenwich House Music.
Although Bronx Bombers, about a particularly stressful period in the team’s history, isn’t an impeccably constructed comedy/drama, the show unapologetically hits the sentimental underpinnings that preoccupy macho sports guys and yet still shows that unalloyed machismo that is their public face.
Join 2013 National Book Foundation "5 Under 35" honoree Molly Antopol on February 18th, for a reading and discussion of her harrowing debut story collection The UnAmericans. About which Adam Johnson writes, "Not since Robert Stone has a writer so examined the nature of disillusionment and the ways in which newfound hope can crack the cement of failed dreams."
Nobody did more than Fred to save Greenwich Village in our collective visual memory. Fred W. McDarrah: Save the Village features over 130 rare and iconic vintage prints spanning the years 1958 to 1979 including legends like Andy Warhol, Allen Ginsberg, Bob Dylan and many more. In a style simple and direct, in his tenure at The Village Voice McDarrah created street and studio portraits of downtown luminaries, local politicians and bohemian celebrities. Through March 8th, 2014.
Set in the mysterious Blue Room, playwright, performer, and journalist Toni chlesinger pursues the unsolved real-life story of two artists who disappeared in 1997 from their 19th century loft near the East River on one of the oldest streets in Manhattan.
For 3 days every winter, the Greenwich Village Antiquarian Book Fair turns back the clock on the West Village’s literary roots, when tiny bookshops lined the streets, and Dylan Thomas (the man, not his ghost) was writing and drinking at the nearby White Horse Tavern. Attracting the East Coast's best book dealers, this year's 35th annual 3-day fair (sponsored solely by the parents of the culturally diverse student body of PS 3) offers both the serious bibliophile and the casual browser a delightful opportunity to peruse rare and vintage books, including children's series and illustrated books, modern first editions, art, photography and design, maps & prints, political flyers, unusual paper ephemera, memorabilia, and more!
Alexandros Washburn discusses his visually rich book The Nature of Urban Designon Tuesday, February 18th. He argues that the best cities become an ingrained part of their residents' identities and that the strength of our communities will determine how we respond to crises like Hurricane Sandy, whose floodwaters he watched from his home in Red Hook,Brooklyn. His book strives to empower urbanites and offer a new approach to design that will help cities to prosper in an uncertain future.
The heroes of Tiger & Bunny are back for a special limited engagement on March 15 &17 in an all-new feature length film. In this anime, the city of Stern Bild is protected by corporate superheroes who fight crime while promoting their sponsors on HERO TV. Kotetsu T. Kaburagi, a.k.a. Wild Tiger, and Barnaby Brooks Jr.'s partnership comes to a sudden end when Kotetsu is fired and Barnaby is paired up with Golden Ryan, a new hero with awesome powers and a huge ego to match. When they are sent to investigate a string of strange incidents, they discover three superpowered NEXTs plotting to bring terror and destruction.
And though this seems like a worthy cause, I have to battle being viewed as a weird, inappropriate exhibitionist. Thankfully, I am winning the battle, for myself and women all over the world. I urge you to follow in my footsteps and be inappropriate. Get out there and teach society to honor, respect and LEARN FROM courageous people who swim against the tide.
Opening onWednesday, February 19th, City Stages offers a paean to the craft and visionary potential of large-format, black-and-white photography, as well as to the vibrancy of the cultural landscape at a transitional moment--a moment in which our very relationship to that landscape is increasingly mediated by omnipresent screens.