The Conference is dedicated to the exploration of Untapped Capital. It will focus on four areas where Untapped Capital can be found and put to productive use: Ad Hoc Strategies, Waste, Play, and Youth. Each topic will be discussed, questioned, and analyzed by a moderated panel of experts and innovators. The Conference commences on May 1st with a keynote address by Joi Ito.
McNally Jackson and Housing Works Bookstore Cafe are collaborating on the inaugural Downtown Literary Festival (DLF), a daylong celebration of the literary culture of New York City. The festival will take place at both bookstores simultaneously throughout the day on Sunday, April 14, followed by a happy hour mingle at Housing Works Bookstore and an after-party at Pravda, featuring Russian literature–themed cocktails. Why a Downtown Literary Festival?
Ever wondered what it would be like to be in the movies? The annual Tribeca Family Festival Street Fair on April 27th, will include the new Tribeca Studios Backlot, which will transform a downtown street into an interactive movie set where visitors can explore a wide range of elements that go into producing a film on location in New York City. As is tradition, the Street Fair will also include standard live Broadway performances, arts and crafts activities, and puppet shows.
"Wilder Mann," an exhibition of color photographs by Charles Fréger will be on Between 2010 and 2011, Charles Fréger traveled to eighteen European countries, from Italy to Poland, Scotland to the Czech Republic, in search of the Wild Man. A centuries-old, legendary figure, the Wild Man continues to be an important symbol of transition associated with festivals that mark the cyclical patterns of life: the changing of the seasons, special religious holidays, rites of passage, life and death.
Join Fred for a celebration of his life and work with the launch of a major critical anthology, Yellow Power, Yellow Soul: The Radical Art of Fred Ho and a screening of Diary of The Dragon: The (R)evolution of Fred Ho, a documentary film that spans his early family life, tumultuous personal relationships, groundbreaking musical career and infamous revolutionary ideologies and praxis on April 25th. The film features rare, exclusive footage, photos and candid interviews with a man poised to become one of the great contemporary treasures of our time
In this body of work, on view through May 4th, McDonough leaves behind his main stomping grounds, the streets of New York City, and sets out on the road, traveling throughout the United States during the summer months of the 1970s and early 80s.
Another Life, playing through April 21st, puts the roller-coast ride of this past decade on the stage—from the attacks of 9/11, to the brutalities of our torture programs, and the economic crash of 2008. The play, written in a fast-paced lyric language by Karen Malpede, is based on research, interviews, testimonies, the words of torturers and tortured, and has been widely praised by experts in the field of human rights, for its inventiveness, power and ability to create empathy.
A mash -up of theatrical drama/live concert/multimedia video, What I'm Failing To Learn, opening on May15th, takes us on a walking tour through the unpredictable streets of NYC and through the even more unpredictable mind of a young teenager.
This is a musical for people soon applying to college and for adults trying to live through it, in other words, for audiences aged 13 to 93. The show runs from April 11th to April 28th, and sports 17 original numbers written by the team of William Electric Black and Gary Schreiner, both Emmy-winners. No grown up wants their child to skip college to become the next Idol-like celebrity. But what would you say to your teenage daughter when she announces, "I got a 1200 on my SAT's. That makes my safety school Fairway! So I hafta get to the American Star tryouts."
As DeMaio’s inaugural solo exhibition at Sacred Gallery, I Walk The Line features over 20 monochromatic paintings and drawings, marking a departure from his former vibrant pop culture-filled canvases. By restricting his color choice to black, white and silver, DeMaio focuses on the strength of his line and detail in the worlds he creates. Using sources from anatomical drawings in Grey’s Anatomy to studies of ice cream cones, DeMaio fills these realistic figures with playful, swirling and surreal objects from skulls to clowns and crosses.