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Thu, January 26, 2017
45 Free events, free things to do in New York City (NYC)

All events, things to do on January 26, 2017 are free unless otherwise noted.
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The 3-hour walking and subway tour covers the Financial District including Wall Street and the World Trade Center, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown. These are neighborhoods that simply can’t be fully appreciated from a bus. There will be one or two opportunities to sample tasty treats.Takes place daily.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Tours, January 26, 2017, 01/26/2017, Downtown Manhattan 3-Hour Tour
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You've seen the iconic skyscrapers, attended a Broadway show, visited Lady Liberty and relaxed in Central Park. Looking for a little more of the Big Apple? Maybe it's time to visit some of Manhattan's oldest and most enchanting historic districts. Take a relaxing stroll through SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown. Takes place daily.
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Tours, January 26, 2017, 01/26/2017, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Tour
City Walk |
This is a 3-hour tour that begins with a walk over the Brooklyn Bridge, an icon of New York City for over 125 years, with spectacular views of Manhattan and Brooklyn. The tour then moves on to a stroll of Brooklyn Heights, America’s and New York City’s first suburb. The tour then explores the neighborhood DUMBO before ending at the Fulton Ferry landing.
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City Walks, January 26, 2017, 01/26/2017, Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo Tour
Workshop |
Learn the basics of Adobe's vector graphic creation program and how to create exciting digital art for print, video, and webClass is taught on Mac computers.
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10:30 am
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Workshops, January 26, 2017, 01/26/2017, Adobe Illustrator for Beginners
Park Walk |
On this east-west walk you will see some of the Park's most well-known landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Bethesda Terrace, the Lake, and Strawberry Fields. Route involves a few stairs. 90 minutes.
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11:00 am
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Park Walks, January 26, 2017, 01/26/2017, Heart of the Park Tour
Lecture |
Speaker: Philip Misevich, PhD, Assistant Professor of History at St. John’s University, Lapidus Center Fellow.African Muslims were present in almost every region of the Americas during the 19th century. The names of Africans rescued from slave ships provide us with valuable clues to their migration patterns across the Atlantic. These data suggest that, at the time while most West Africans came from the bights of Benin and Biafra, the majority of Muslims left from Upper Guinea.
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12:00 pm
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Lectures, January 26, 2017, 01/26/2017, The Transatlantic Muslim Diaspora to Latin America in the 19th Century
Workshop |
Long time meditator Devi Sawh has a wealth of experience practicing and teaching meditation. Her aim is to create a supportive, welcoming group that meets weekly to learn and grow together. Meditation can be a powerful tool to combat stress and promote joy.
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12:15 pm
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Workshops, January 26, 2017, 01/26/2017, Meditation with Devi
Classical Music |
The keyboard works of Bach offered in 30-minute meditations by Patrick Allen, organist and master of choristers, and Mary Pan, organ scholar. Bach at Noon concerts takes place Tuesdays through Fridays, from September 13, 2016 to May 25, 2017.
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12:20 pm
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Concerts, January 26, 2017, 01/26/2017, Bach at Noon
Tour |
Learn about central banking functions that Federal Reserve System performs and see Bank's vault of international monetary gold on bedrock of Manhattan Island, five stories below street level. Learn why Federal Reserve has "Federal" in its name, while it's a private bank, not Federal at all. Tour times: 1:00pm, 2:00pm. This tour takes place Mondays through Fridays, except bank holidays.
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1:00 pm
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Tours, January 26, 2017, 01/26/2017, Federal Reserve Bank Tour
Workshop |
Share your passion for gaming the old-fashioned way. If words excite or inspire you, and crossword puzzles keep you going, then Scrabble is your game! Are you a chess or checkers champion? Whether you're a master or just starting out, show off your best moves. If you like wheeling and dealing, Monopoly's the game for you. Join them for some lively board time. All levels of play welcome. Please feel free to bring your own game set, and friends.
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1:00 pm
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Workshops, January 26, 2017, 01/26/2017, Retro Board Gaming
Workshop |
Take a mid-day pause to refresh your mind and re-establish your center in the midst of bustling city life. Meditation is a powerful tool to eliminate stress, to heal the body, mind, and brain, and to enhance your personal well-being and positive relationship with the world.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
$10 suggested donation
Workshops, January 26, 2017, 01/26/2017, Lunchtime Meditation
Tour |
You've seen the iconic skyscrapers, attended a Broadway show, visited Lady Liberty and relaxed in Central Park. Looking for a little more of the Big Apple? Maybe it's time to visit some of Manhattan's oldest and most enchanting historic districts. Take a relaxing stroll through SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown. Takes place daily.
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2:00 pm
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Tours, January 26, 2017, 01/26/2017, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Tour
Tour |
Although world famous, Harlem may be New York's best kept secret with some of the city's best architecture, food, music and people. Harlem's history is also one of the city's most dramatic, having gone through many ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic changes over the past roughly 400 years, which have resulted in a diverse array of places of worship, theaters, homes and eating establishments. This tour takes place Sundays, Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 2pm, and Saturdays at 10am.
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Tours, January 26, 2017, 01/26/2017, Harlem Tour
Tour |
Many people think of the New York City subway as one of the largest, most efficient, if not the cleanest mass transit systems in the world. Few, however, think of it as the largest and longest art gallery on the planet. Well, they don't know what they are missing. This lively walking AND subway riding tour visits over a dozen subway stations to experience a selection of these striking often whimsical works that go largely unnoticed by the general public. Join this climate controlled subway and walking art tour. Along the way you'll learn about and become expert at navigating the (in)famous NYC subway system. There's also the invaluable opportunity to confer about your other sightseeing plans with the acclaimed Bronx born, vastly experienced licensed NYC tour guide, Darryl Reilly. Tour takes place every Thursday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Tours, January 26, 2017, 01/26/2017, Subway Art Tour
City Walk |
Join a three-hour journey through some of New York City's most historic areas. They'll begin in Greenwich Village, one of the cultural centers of America. Once a pastoral green oasis, and later a home for Irish and Italian immigrants, Greenwich Village has been at the forefront of some of the most important political, social, and artistic movements of the 20th Century. Filled with 19th century townhouses, and now one of the most desirable and high priced neighborhoods in America, the Village tells a multi-generational New York story. From secluded wealthy enclave to emerging Bohemian and Beat communities, from Dylan Thomas and Bob Dylan to the Stonewall Inn.Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2pm and Sundays at 10am.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
Free
City Walks, January 26, 2017, 01/26/2017, Greenwich Village, High Line and Chelsea Tour
Workshop |
Learn more advanced methods of modifying shapes, create new kinds of fills with Gradients, Meshes, and Patterns, and explore Illustrator's powerful text tools.
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2:00 pm
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Workshops, January 26, 2017, 01/26/2017, Intermediate Illustrator: Shape and Text Design
Film |
Stars: Luis Guzmán, Edgar Garcia, Alice Taglioni.Two Puerto Rican NYPD detectives head to Paris to track down a stolen handbag. 82 min.
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2:00 pm
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Films, January 26, 2017, 01/26/2017, Ian Edelman's Puerto Ricans in Paris (2015): Cop Comedy
Film |
Stars: Mae West, W.C. Fields, Joseph Calleia.Rightly suspected of illicit relations with the Masked Bandit, Flower Belle Lee is run out of Little Bend. On the train she meets con man Cuthbert J. Twillie and pretends to marry him for "respectability." Arrived in Greasewood City with his unkissed bride, Twillie is named sheriff by town boss Jeff Badger...with an ulterior motive. Meanwhile, both stars inimitably display their specialties, as Twillie tends bar and plays cards, and Flower Belle tames the town's rowdy schoolboys.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Films, January 26, 2017, 01/26/2017, Edward F. Cline's My Little Chickadee (1940): West-Fields Comedy
Film |
Stars: Al Pacino, Jack Lemmon, Alec Baldwin.An examination of the machinations behind the scenes at a real estate office. 100 min.
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2:00 pm
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Films, January 26, 2017, 01/26/2017, James Foley's Oscar Nominee Glengarry Glen Ross (1992): Mamet Adaptation
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Stars: Dale Dickey, Ben Foster, Chris Pine.A divorced father and his ex-con older brother resort to a desperate scheme in order to save their family's ranch in West Texas.102 min.
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2:00 pm
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Films, January 26, 2017, 01/26/2017, David Mackenzie's Hell or High Water (2016): Family Fights to Save Ranch
Film |
Stars: Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich, Charles Laughton.A veteran British barrister must defend his client in a murder trial that has surprise after surprise. 116 min.
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2:00 pm
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Films, January 26, 2017, 01/26/2017, Billy Wilder's Witness for the Prosecution (1957): Received 6 Oscar Nominations
Book Discussion |
Discuss the book by Noah Hawley.
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4:30 pm
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Book Discussions, January 26, 2017, 01/26/2017, Book Club: Before the Fall
Workshop |
Learn more advanced methods of modifying shapes, create new kinds of fills with Gradients, Meshes, and Patterns, and explore Illustrator's powerful text tools.
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5:30 pm
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Workshops, January 26, 2017, 01/26/2017, Intermediate Illustrator: Shape and Text Design
Opening Reception |
American artist Jack Whitten will present new paintings from the series Spatial Dialogues, Quantum Wall, and Portals, as well as new works on paper. Also included in the exhibition will be a work from his Black Monolith series, an ongoing project honoring African American visionaries, many of whom the artist has known personally. Whitten holds a unique place in the narrative of postwar American art: over the course of a five-decade career he has constructed a bridge between gestural abstraction and process art, experimenting ceaselessly to arrive at a nuanced language of painting that hovers between mechanical automation and deep personal expression.
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6:00 pm
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Opening Receptions, January 26, 2017, 01/26/2017, Jack Whitten: New Paintings
Opening Reception |
The title for this exhibition comes from the Gikuyu words for mud and trees, the prima materia for this body of work. Expanding Mutu's sculptural practice, this installation proposes an alternative to the systemic modes of representation in both Western and Eastern traditions by reimagining and recontextualizing the relations between the body, the natural world, and social forces. Well known for collages of hybrid forms drawn from folklore, popular culture, and art history, this new work marks an evolution in Mutu’s critique of the construction of self-image. The complex texture and form that these figures offer prompt inquiry into the relationship between human existence and environment, producing interactions both intimate and challenging.
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6:00 pm
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Opening Receptions, January 26, 2017, 01/26/2017, Sculptures: Wangechi Mutu's Ndoro Na Miti
Opening Reception |
COPLEY: WOMEN unites a selection of paintings that highlight the late artist’s preoccupation with the opposite sex, which he employed as an endless source for inventive figurative and narrative paintings that explored eroticism, sexual politics and the pursuit of pleasure. Originally defying painterly trends of the 1950s by making personal and narrative works, the self-taught artist developed a radical fusion of European Surrealist vernacular and a rogue, humorous American sensibility. Sex, eroticism and cultural critique were mainstays in Copley’s oeuvre of paintings that embraced idiosyncratic figuration, candy-colored palettes and Matisse-like decorative patterning.
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Opening Receptions, January 26, 2017, 01/26/2017, William N. Copley's Women: Paintings
Book Reading |
Author David Kaufman discusses the glittering life and times of the toast of Broadway, Mary Martin, who dominated the American musical theatre's Golden Age. Followed by a Q+A with actor Foster Hirsch.
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6:00 pm
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Book Readings, January 26, 2017, 01/26/2017, David Kaufman discusses his book Some Enchanted Evenings: The Glittering Life and Times of Mary Martin
Concert |
Katherine Kyu Hyeon Lim, VIolin 6 p.m. Augusta McKay Lodge, Baroque Violin 8 p.m.
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Concerts, January 26, 2017, 01/26/2017, Student Recitals
Workshop |
Only 10-14% of job seekers get a job through the internet and 40% get one through networking.  Amy Geffen discusses how to do a Self-Assessment, Job Targeting, How to Get Meetings, 4 Ways to Expand your Network, Social Media, and Direct Mail.   
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6:00 pm
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Workshops, January 26, 2017, 01/26/2017, Finding the Hidden Job Market
Screening |
This installment of the local film series features three short films from the program, "Pizza Face Eating Falafel," a traveling program curated independently by filmmaker Karen Shavit. Tonight's program will feature films by Israeli artists Vered Nisim and Keren Shavit.  Often using a dark sense of humor, the works deal with ideas and shapes of familiar domestic environments, alienation of aspects of daily routine, conflicts of urbanism, and the deconstruction of personal and collective ideals.
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6:00 pm
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Screenings, January 26, 2017, 01/26/2017, Local Artist Short Film Series
Film |
Stars: Jeff Daniels, Julian Sands, John Goodman.A species of South American killer spider hitches a lift to the U.S. in a coffin and starts to breed and kill. 103 min.
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Films, January 26, 2017, 01/26/2017, Frank Marshall's Arachnophobia (1990): Spider Invasion
Lecture |
All thought and behavior is organized in time. Everything we do—from picking up a glass of water to the daily rhythms of eating and sleeping—rely on timed signals from the body and brain that convey information about the right time to do it. The mechanisms of our brains allow us to organize the temporal structure of our actions and physiology on scales ranging from milliseconds to days. Like the air we breathe, we are not often aware of time but it is the infrastructure for all our everyday functions. When these mechanisms become disordered or fail to offer temporal information to guide our behavior, it can contribute to the symptoms of psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia, mood disorders, and substance abuse. Speaker Peter Balsam’s recent work focuses on how anticipation underlies motivated action, research that can be harnessed to suggest new treatment strategies. 
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6:15 pm
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Lectures, January 26, 2017, 01/26/2017, The Brain is a Time Machine
Dance Performance |
In tandem with Mateo López: Undo List, a series of performances with choreographer and dancer Lee Serle on the following Thursdays: January 26, February 2, March 2, and March 16.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
Free
Dance Performances, January 26, 2017, 01/26/2017, Lee Serle, Dancer adn Choreographer
Opening Reception |
Named for the waterway created when two currents converge, Tideline exhibits three artists' interpretations of wu-wei, a Taoist concept of the action of no action. Wu-wei derives from the state of "no mind," when one achieves absolute tranquility while meditating.Lotta Lemetti's photographs force us to acknowledge the overlooked beauty of our everyday lives. Kate Blomquist's brushstrokes mimic the unpredictable grace and tranquility of water. William Van Beckum uses his camera to capture the enigmatic light and growth of the forest floor. Their art reflects the essence of nature's wu-wei and what we sacrifice when "no mind" is replaced with mindlessness. Humanity must adopt the action of no action and converge into a tideline with our environment rather than extinguish it.
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6:30 pm
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Opening Receptions, January 26, 2017, 01/26/2017, Tideline: Work by Three Artists
Opening Reception |
Jackson Hallberg born in 1993, is an American artist based in New York City. Working primarily with photography, his works test the integrity and boundaries of image constructs and through staged productions he contrasts hyperrealities with banal artifacts. Hallberg holds a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and also studied at the Spéos Photographic Institute in Paris.
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Opening Receptions, January 26, 2017, 01/26/2017, Detachment in Reverie: Works by Jackson Hallberg
Opening Reception |
Together with VisualAids, Fire Island Residency and the International Community of Women Living with HIV), this exhibition presents over 100 valentines created during three papermaking workshops in our new studio in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. These LOVE POSITIVE WOMEN workshops included over 50 artists, activists and members of the community of women living with HIV/AIDS.
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6:30 pm
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Opening Receptions, January 26, 2017, 01/26/2017, Love Positive Women: Over 100 Valentines
Discussion |
How will you stand up for what you believe in during the first 100 days of this presidency?This is a public conversation with Ebony Noelle Golden, Marguerite Hemmings, Modesto Flako Jimenez, and Katy Rubin, moderated by George Emilio Sanchez. The panel will discuss the importance of art in the changing world.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
Free
Discussions, January 26, 2017, 01/26/2017, Art in the Face of Change
Slide Lecture |
This illustrated lecture features the exciting collection of new images of America's two most interesting cities taken over some 40 years, captured in black and white and color photography;
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Slide Lectures, January 26, 2017, 01/26/2017, Photographer Lloyd Ziff discusses his book New York/Los Angeles, Photographs: 1967-2015
Book Reading |
Author André Aciman charts Paul's life. Whether in southern Italy, where as a boy he has a crush on his parents' cabinet maker, or in New England, where his enduring passion for a girl is punctuated by anonymous encounters with men, his attachments are ungraspable, transient and forever underwritten by raw desire--not for just one person's body but, inevitably, for someone else's as well.
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7:00 pm
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Book Readings, January 26, 2017, 01/26/2017, André Aciman reads from his book Enigma Variations
Concert |
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Nicholas Burkel, cello 9:00 PM - 10:30 PM Weiwei Zhai, piano
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Concerts, January 26, 2017, 01/26/2017, College Recitals
Film |
In a Jewish ghetto in German occupied Poland in 1944 during the Holocaust, Jacob Heym is summoned to the police station. While there, Jacob overhears on the radio that the Russian army is close, signaling their imminent liberation. The next day he tells this to a despondent friend who is about to commit suicide and the news renews his hope in salvation. As no one would believe the true story, Jacob pretends to have a radio; as no one in the ghetto is allowed to have a radio, however, all are eager to hear news from the outside world and constantly ask Jacob for updates on the advance of the Soviets. Jacob creates fictional reports to help alleviate the unbearable hopelessness of those around him, but his lies cannot stop the machinery that brings death to all the ghetto inhabitants.101 min.
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7:00 pm
Free
Films, January 26, 2017, 01/26/2017, Frank Beyer's Jacob the Liar (1974): Oscar-Nominated German Film
Performance |
Storyteller Leslie Goshko (Huffington Post, Sirius XM radio) invites some of the writers and storytellers to share true, bizarre tales about their lives. There’s a challenging trivia game and a free wine giveaway where one lucky audience member will walk away with their very own bottle of Sideshow Sauce!The lineup includes stories from:Kambri Crews (NY Times best-selling author of "Burn Down the Ground," creator QED Astoria)Andy Christie (The Liar Show, Peabody Award-winning "Moth Radio Hour")Thomas Pryor (author "I Hate the Dallas Cowboys," NY Times)
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7:00 pm
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Performances, January 26, 2017, 01/26/2017, Sideshow Goshko: Storytelling
Concert |
Rural party music of Northeastern Brazil meets jazz, psychedelia, and folk in one of the most exciting bands to come out of NYC’s East Village Nublu scene. 
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7:30 pm
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Concerts, January 26, 2017, 01/26/2017, Rural Party Music with Forró in the Dark
Concert |
Program:Anabella Enrique (Argentina): Cuando la luna descendía a la tierra (When the Moon Dwelled on the Earth) (2016, world premiere)Andrés Nuño de Buen (Mexico): Dúo (2011-12, U.S. premiere)German Cáceres (El Salvador): Cartas Interdimensionales (Interdimensional Maps) (2004, world premiere)Francis Schwartz (Puerto Rico/U.S.): Baudelaire's Uncle (1980)Tania León (Cuba/U.S.): Satiné (2007)Rodolfo Acosta R. (Colombia): En mis sueños aún existen mil futuros (In My Dreams, A Thousand Futures Still Exist) (2001-03, U.S. premiere)Alejandro Cardona (Costa Rica): Tlanéhuatl (Raíz/Root): Third Notebook (2006, U.S. premiere)Ricardo Romaneiro (Brazil/U.S.): Partita (Remixed) (2007)Salsa Nueva is a collection of 16 fusion salsas by contemporary classical composers, commissioned by Elena Riu. Eight will be presented on this program [Ricardo Lorenz (Venezuela/U.S.), Salsa Inglesa; Alonso Toro (Venezuela), Congabite; Alfredo Rugeles (Venezuela), Sal-Cita; Adina Izarra (Venezuela), Cónclave; Hilda Paredes (Mexico/U.K.), Recordando a Celia; Javier Alvarez (Mexico), Triple Enclave; Elena Riu (Venezuela/U.K.), La Salsita del Sr. Ligeti; Diana Arismendi (Venezuela), Für Elena; Aldo López-Gavilan (Cuba), Pan con "timba"]
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7:30 pm
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Concerts, January 26, 2017, 01/26/2017, 2017 Focus! Festival presents Our Southern Neighbors: Music of Latin America
Comedy Club |
Local Favorites Matt Azark, Jeff Cerulli and Erik Bransteen invite some of their favorites comedians to perform on this weekly showcase.  Every Thursday.
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8:00 pm
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Comedy Clubs, January 26, 2017, 01/26/2017, The Bombshelter Comedy Show - with Free Pizza
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