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Head to McNally Jackson January 10th, 2014 for an evening with George Saunders, author of Tenth of December, and Ben Stiller, star of the new film The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, based on the 1939 short story of the same name by James Thurber. Saunders and Stiller will discuss comedy, satire, and the hope—or lack thereof—underlying their work. Film clips, readings and conversation will be followed by an audience Q&A.


Here at the SoHo Journal we love safe and consensual BDSM. So how do you keep that boy under control? How do you make him feel secure yet always at your mercy? Rope is the answer ... of course! In this workshop, Bob Pesce explains basic rope bondage including different types of rope (pros and cons), safety and best practices for safer rope play, and gives insights on what happens physically, mentally, emotionally and psychologically? Bob shares his insights based on 25 years of using rope.


On January 14th let historian William Wander enamor you with the history of the Tompkins Market. The Tompkins Market stood on the small city block bounded by Sixth Street, Seventh Street, Hall Place and Third Avenue, where the newest Cooper Union building now stands. It first opened in 1830, but it didn't become popular until1860 when building contained the public market, and the armory and drill rooms of the Seventh Regiment of the New York State National Guard on theupper floors, an unusual combination in the 19th century or today. 


Say goodbye to an old friend.  The Canal Room will be closing it's doors after 10 amazing years in SoHo. Don't miss out on catching a final show! Where will be hangin' next Friday, January 10th?  The "SAVED BY THE 90's PARTY"... Boo Ya! There will be tons of live music from NYCs freshest party band, The Bayside Tigers (theyre da bomb). And after that, get jiggy with it all night to the dope tunes of DJ TOY (shes P.H.A.T.).  It will be the raddest thing since your mom (NOT!).


One of the most magestical things about living in New York are the ceaseless opportunities to meet your idles.  Tuesday, January 14th come see pioneering TV anchors Jane Pauley and Tom Brokaw as they reunite at the 92Y for an inspiring discussion about “the lucky generation”—boomers who, at 50 and up, are finding their true callings.


NYC Parks will celebrate the holiday season with its 31st annual exhibition of unique, unconventional wreaths. A diverse selection of 46 fine artists, horticulturalists, designers, and other spirited contributors enliven this ageless holiday symbol. Materials such as neck ties, rat traps, acorns, and recycled plastic bags are used to examine themes as diverse as zombie apocalypses to water conservation. It is sure to be an imaginative and enjoyable experience this year's holiday season.


Beholding the holiday spirit, the Susan G. Komen Foundation has partnered with BahrChe and in the fight against cancer! 10% of the Prix Fixe menu through December 31st, 2013 will be donated to the Greater New York City affiliate of Susan G. Komen!  Bon appetit!

Bahr|Ché 
Through December 31st, 2013
26 Astor Place (entrance on Cooper Sq.)
(260) 212 2220


Don’t miss these special occasions to learn about volunteer opportunities at the High Line. Our volunteer community plays a critical role in all areas of the park’s operations. All year long you will find volunteers tending plants alongside our gardeners, introducing visitors to the park’s history during guided docent tours, helping at special events, and much more.


While the holidays are festive and fun, they can take a toll on the environment. All that shopping, decoration, food preparation and travel adds up to more carbon emissions and more waste. But there are ways to minimize our impact and still celebrate the season in grand style.


 

The Art Mob is playing it straight (sort of). Buster Keaton straight.  Bob Newhart straight. The sly word, the hidden jab, the slightly raised eyebrow. Combine that with their penchant for doing music by folks who are long dead. Oh, and add the occasional Tin Pan Alley tune to the mix. Deadpan. Tin Pan Alley. Deadpan Alley. Get it? Come hear the Art Mob on Saturday, December 7th, an uncommon a cappella chorus of 17-ish intrepid singers. They will wow you with their patented mix of offbeat, witty, and occasionally heart-rending Victorian parlor songs, Sacred Harp hymns, and radio gospel, with some jazz, country, and new music mixed in.