Trace Bundy must be seen, not just heard. On May 3rd see that his music is poetry in motion—using harmonics, looping, multiple capos, and his unique banter and stage presence to deliver an unforgettable live concert experience.
Imagine you’re on a lit-up Broadway stage—now get ready to sing and dance with real Broadway all-stars. On April 28th join Leslie Stifelman, musical director/conductor of Chicago: The Musical, and host and composer, Thomas Cabaniss in guiding the audience through the show-stopping, electrifying numbers of your most beloved Broadway musicals including Hair, West Side Story, Rent, and Les Misérables.
Fusing virtuosic object manipulation, sweeping cinematic storytelling, and a hypnotic score SeXcurity, opening on April 23rd, is a provocative investigation into the conundrum of identity. New York City screenwriter Daniel can't stand the sight of himself. He hasn't written in months, his boyfriend might return to Germany because of visa problems, and spending hours online researching bareback sex for his film is getting him nowhere. To help out with his boyfriend's visa fees Daniel takes a job with his family's Israeli security company in New Jersey, where he is forced to confront his father's stifling stories about Jewish survival.
The annual outdoor Earth Day events this April 22nd, are moving to Union Square this year! The events will include live performances, a green-vehicle runway and exhibition, and exhibits and displays by local and national environmental organizations and local businesses.
Funny and provocative, the married comedy couple of Epstein and Hassan reveal their personal yet surprisingly universal insights into race, relationships, sex, politics and more on Friday, May 3rd. It's a raunchy, but also heartwarming, comedy show with stylistic nods to the edgy likes of Richard Pryor, Lenny Bruce and Woody Allen.
DCTV and the NYFVC are proud to host an evening of documentaries coming straight out of last fall's Hurricane Sandy on Thursday, May 2nd. Featuring live footage taken on the ground from those within the storm, this curation of cell-phone cinema as well as home videos and sound recordings will allow us as viewers to collectively reframe and process an event that greatly impacted and affected our beloved city, seeing how citizen-journalism and community-generated content can be some of the most engaging forms of storytelling.
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.