Along with American comics and Japanese manga, bande dessinée (drawn strip) is one of the great comics traditions. In French, bande dessinée, often abbreviated as "BD," refers to comics in general and to francophone European comics in particular. One of the essential characteristics of Franco-Belgian comics has been the early adoption of the hardback, which has done much to elevate the status of the genre in francophone Europe. This exhibition, through June 29th, presents key moments in the evolution of dessinée volumes, from their initial standardization into a dominant format of 48 pages explorations that have led, in Europe as elsewhere, to a blurring of the distinction between comic books and artist's books.
Following a string of heinous bias attacks against gay men, including the murder of a 32 year old man on Friday night, community members, elected officials, LGBT community leaders and allies will march to the site of Friday's shooting to demand an end to hate crimes against the LGBT community and to reclaim the City for all New Yorkers.
Featuring Max Power, Twisted Resistor, and Data Tones, since 2008, IPCs annual Battle of the Bands charity event has donated over $130,000 to organizations such as, Winthrop University Hospitalâ€™s Cancer Center for Kids (CCK), Little Kids Rock, Autism Speaks and The Boomer Esiason Foundation. Join us on May 29th, for the 6th annual Battle of the Bands where we hope to continue our success in 2013 with some new and familiar faces, and the incredible raffle prizes you've come to expect from this event. Help support this great cause!
Don’t miss out on the queerest series in town! Each month, Queer/Art/Film invites one of New York’s most unique and homosexual artists to pick a film that’s inspired them and share it with our audience. Curated by filmmakers Adam Baran and Ira Sachs, Queer/Art/Film is intimate, provocative, inspiring… and like nothing else out there. On June 3rd, “PERFORMANCE” takes viewers on a hallucinogenic trip through the underbelly of 1960s bohemia as seen through the eyes of a sadistic gangster on the lam (an ultra-glam James Fox).
Designed specifically for children 5-12 and their parents (or grandparents, aunts, uncles, or other enthusiastic adults), this workshop on May 19th, is fun for everyone! Learn about traditional Ukrainian folk painting and create your own unique ceramic tile or another "masterpiece" of your choosing.
Conor McPherson’s The Weir, opening on May 15th, is a haunting evocative evening in the theatre you will never forget. In a remote country pub in Ireland, newcomer Valerie arrives and becomes spellbound by an evening of ghostly stories told by the local bachelors who drink there.
Take a musical romp through the history and culture of Greenwich Village on Sunday, May 26th. Covering 400 years with 18 songs, this musical revue revisits milestones of Village history with raunchy music and dance.
From Their Super-Suits to their Birthday Suits, on Wednesday, May 15th,Earth's Mightiest Heroines will show what they're made of in this extraordinary exhibition of powers, abilities and physiques far beyond those of mortal women!
Jelena Kajgo's Serbian comedy playing through May 15th, is a cross-cultural production staged in English by an American theater company -- a satirical slice-of-life that follows a quintet of Eastern Europeans still struggling to adapt to their country's modern capitalist culture
Hungry? Scrumptious plant-based food from the city's finest vegan restaurants will be on sale. Need inspiration? The Seed is a two-day fair beginning on May 18th, that celebrates veganism and promotes cruelty-free alternatives for every aspect of modern-day life.