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40 free events take place on Thursday, February 9 in New York City. Don't miss the opportunities that only New York provides! Exciting, high quality, unique and off the beaten path free events and free things to do take place in New York today, tonight, tomorrow and each day of the year, any time of the day: whether it's a weekday or a weekend, day or night, morning or evening or afternoon, December or July, April or November! These events will take your breath away!

New York City (NYC) never ceases to amaze you with quantity and quality of its free culture and free entertainment. Check out February 9 and see for yourself. Summer or Winter, Spring or Fall! Just click on any day of the calendar above and you'll find most inspiring and entertaining free events to go to and free things to do on each day of February . Don't miss the opportunities that only New York provides!

Some events take place all year long: same day of the week, same time there are there for you to take advantage of. One of the oldest free weekly events in Manhattan is Dixieland Jazz with the Gotham Jazzmen, which happen at noon every Tuesday. Another example of an event that you can attend all year round on weekdays is Federal Reserve Bank Tour, which takes place every week day at 1 pm (but advanced reservations are required). You can take at least 13 free tours every day of the year, except the New Year Day, July 4th, and the Christmas Day. If you are classical music afficionado, you can spend whole day in New York going from one free classical concert to another. If you love theater, then New York gives you an option to attend plays and musicals free of charge, or at deep discount. You just need to have information about it. And we are here to make that information available to you.
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40 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Thursday, February 9, 2023

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Editor's Picks

free events nyc Cantatas of the French Court (In Person and Online)
free events nyc Orson Welles's F for Fake (1973): Focus on Art Forgery
free events nyc A Tale of Love and Desire (2021): French Drama About Young Passion
free events nyc Macbeth: Shakespeare's Examination of Ambition
free events nyc Like a Rolling Stone: A Memoir from Jann Wenner, Founder of Rolling Stone Magazine
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Tour | 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many


These free tours take place at various times during the day, all day long. You can make reservations for as many tours as your schedule allows. SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights + DUMBO 3 Hour Lower Manhattan Harlem Chelsea and the High Line 6 Hour Downtown Combined Greenwich Village Central Park Lower Manhattan Midtown Manhattan Grand Central Terminal Graffiti and Street Art Tours World Trade Center
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Tours, February 09, 2023, 02/09/2023, 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many

Tour | Tour of New York City Hall


One of the oldest continuously used City Halls in the nation that still houses its original governmental functions, New York's City Hall is considered one of the finest architectural achievements of its period. Constructed from 1803 to 1812, the building was an early expression of the City's cosmopolitanism. City Hall is a designated New York City landmark, and its rotunda is a designated interior landmark as well.
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Film | Carmen Jones (1954): All African American Musical with Harry Belafonte,


Joe, a military policeman about to make officer, is infatuated with the flirtatious and sexy Carmen Jones. Their ill-fated romance comes to a grisly end by the conclusion of the drama, but not before their liaison has wreaked havoc with their lives and all who cross their paths. Directed by Otto Preminger 105 Min.
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11:00 am
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Films, February 09, 2023, 02/09/2023, Carmen Jones (1954): All African American Musical with Harry Belafonte,

Talk | Meet Me in the Kitchen: Making Healthy Choices


Nutritionist Lauren C. Kelly offers creative twists on classic recipes, food prep and cooking trends. From appetizers, to entrees, to dessert, learn how to design menus using helpful tips and current research findings for better health and eating.
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Lecture | Building the Space of Socialist Internationalism: Exchanges Between Mongolia and Socialist Countries During the Cold War (online)


In 1961, construction of the industrial town of Darkhan started in the northern Mongolian steppes. The project was carried out through the joint effort of six socialist countries, among them Hungary, Czechoslovakia, the GDR, Bulgaria, Poland and the Soviet Union. Apartments in residential areas of Darkhan were furnished with Romanian furniture, Polish record players and German carpets. Darkhan was one of multilateral international collaborative construction projects launched in Mongolia in the name of ‘socialist internationalism.’ During the Cold War, such international assistance to Mongolia increased to a point that it reached 80 percent of the overall investments in the country. Observers described Mongolia as one huge construction site, with thousands of foreign specialists launching housing, industrial facilities and transport infrastructure in the country. This talk traces how Mongolia’s transnational effort to join the socialist world materialised in urban space and shaped experiences of workers, specialists and citizens alike – those, who inhabited and experienced this space. While plans for the urbanisation of Mongolia were often drafted abroad, it was up to local construction companies to deliver these projects. Relocating and housing workers, organising their everyday life, these companies became major agents of urbanisation; yet, they promoted a very different vision of internationalism from the planning offices. The policies of socialist internationalism may have helped forge unprecedented contacts between actors on the ground; they also revealed rising inequalities between various nationals, as the space of socialist modernity opened up great opportunities for some and did not leave any chances for others. Speaker Nikolay Erofeev is an Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Kassel in Germany.
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Lectures, February 09, 2023, 02/09/2023, Building the Space of Socialist Internationalism: Exchanges Between Mongolia and Socialist Countries During the Cold War (online)

Discussion | The Algorithmic State: God Is AI (online)


A virtual discussion with artist Zach Blas and curator Christiane Paul about Blas's artistic practice and its ramifications for contemporary society under the regime of the digital. Blas uses research-based and artistic practices to scrutinize the relationship between digital technologies and systems of power and the beliefs that they advance. Critical of today's big technological corporations and their use and abuse of theological narratives and symbolism, Blas extensively considers the fictions, desires, fantasies, histories and icons increasing in today's technological language, PR and mediation. Looking into three of his recent works that include representations of digital divine entities, which deal with judgment (processing), prophecy (prediction) and immortality (the data self), Blas points to both the liberatory potentialities and political challenges of the present posed by the deployment of religious signifiers.
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12:00 pm
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Discussions, February 09, 2023, 02/09/2023, The Algorithmic State: God Is AI (online)

Classical Music | Bach at Noon (In Person and Online)


Take a momentary respite from a busy day to enjoy a selection of organ works by Johann Sebastian Bach in an intimate venue.
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Concerts, February 09, 2023, 02/09/2023, Bach at Noon (In Person and Online)

Classical Music | Cantatas of the French Court (In Person and Online)


Enjoy a program of unrestrained chamber cantatas from the court of Louis XIV, celebrating the stories of two powerful mythological women interpreted by Melissa Fogarty. These two 18th-century cantatas are essentially miniature one-woman operas, with a surprising dramatic heft. Melissa Fogarty, soprano; Leah Nelson, violin; Motomi Igarashi, viola da gamba; Jennifer Griesbach, harpsichord.
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1:15 pm
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Concerts, February 09, 2023, 02/09/2023, Cantatas of the French Court (In Person and Online)

Film | The Banshees of Inisherin (2022) with Colin Farrell


The Banshees of Inisherin received nine nominations at the 95th Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor (Farrell), Best Supporting Actor (Gleeson and Keoghan), Best Supporting Actress (Condon) and Best Original Screenplay. At the 80th Golden Globe Awards, it achieved three wins from eight nominations: Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy, Best Actor - Musical or Comedy (Farrell), and Best Screenplay. On a remote island off the coast of Ireland, Padraic is devastated when his buddy Colm suddenly puts an end to their lifelong friendship. With help from his sister and a troubled young islander, Padraic sets out to repair the damaged relationship by any means necessary. However, as Colm's resolve only strengthens, he soon delivers an ultimatum that leads to shocking consequences. Directed by Martin McDonagh. With Brendan Gleeson, Kerry Condon. 1 Hr 54 Min. Colin James Farrell is an Irish actor. A leading man in blockbusters and independent films since the 2000s, he has received numerous accolades, including two Golden Globe Awards and a nomination for an Academy Award. The Irish Times' named him Ireland's fifth-greatest film actor in 2020.
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2:00 pm
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Films, February 09, 2023, 02/09/2023, The Banshees of Inisherin (2022) with Colin Farrell

Film | Thunder on the Hill (1951): noir crime


A nun aids a girl convicted of murder. Director: Douglas Sirk. With Claudette Colbert, Ann Blyth, Robert Douglas, Anne Crawford, Philip Friend. 84 minutes.
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Discussion | Conversations About Crafting (Online)


Join a community of fellow crafters and talk your latest creation. Whether you knit, stitch, sketch, or sculpt, you can chat and share tips with crafty people just like you.
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Museums | European Fine Art: Vermeer, Rembrandt and More


This museum of fine art was open to the public in 1935. Its permanent collection features masterpieces by major European artists from the Renaissance to the early 20th century. Exhibitions also include sculptures, furniture, porcelain items, textiles and more. Children under 10 are not admitted.
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Museumss, February 09, 2023, 02/09/2023, European Fine Art: Vermeer, Rembrandt and More

Book Discussion | Buried Beneath the City: An Archaeological History of New York (online)


What lies beneath? Buried Beneath the City answers this question for New Yorkers by thoroughly examining a range of artifacts excavated from all corners of the city. Join us for a conversation on urban archaeological history with co-authors Amanda Sutphin and Jessica Striebel MacLean. Featuring 49 sites from Riverdale to Tottenville, this book traces the development of archaeological practice in New York while telling the city's history through objects, from the tools of 10,000-year-old indigenous communities to the contents of 19th century households.
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Opening Reception | 4 Student Exhibitions


Four exhibitions by the BFA Fine Arts department: Shades of Darkness curated by department chair Suzanne Anker; Hanging by a Thread curated by Sam Sherman; Prompt Response: Fusion of Forms curated by Joseph Tekippe, Luis Navarro, Federico Muelas Romero and artificial intelligence tools; and From Here to There curated by Gunars Prande. The exhibitions, divided into separate rooms within the gallery, will be dedicated to the various styles of work generated through painting, drawing, technological means and printmaking.
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Opening Receptions, February 09, 2023, 02/09/2023, 4 Student Exhibitions

Opening Reception | 5 Photography Shows


Featuring: Patricia Beary Lens Sketches Susan Bowen Rounds Found Around John Custodio Ten Tanks Thom O'Connor They Are Now Among Us Michael Schenker European Textures
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Opening Receptions, February 09, 2023, 02/09/2023, 5 Photography Shows

Opening Reception | 146th Annual Black & White Exhibition


This show is a juried members’ exhibition of black and white or monochromatic sepia drawings, graphics, photographs, paintings, and sculpture by artist members.
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Opening Receptions, February 09, 2023, 02/09/2023, 146th Annual Black & White Exhibition

Opening Reception | Alyson Shotz: Alloys of Moonlight


Featuring a monumental polychromatic steel sculpture and luminescent three-dimensional aluminum wall works, Alloys of Moonlight delves further into questions that Shotz has been exploring throughout her nearly 30-year career: how do we grasp the mysterious forces that shape the universe, and how do we reconcile observable reality with the noumenal reality of environmental phenomena? This new body of work explores the dialectic between these axes, as Shotz refines a sculptural language to visualize the unseen and the sublime forces that frame the natural world. The works in Alloys of Moonlight act as instruments by which to measure and reflect the ineffable forces of nature.  
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Opening Receptions, February 09, 2023, 02/09/2023, Alyson Shotz: Alloys of Moonlight

Opening Reception | Anastasia Bay: The Stumbler's Parade


An exhibition of new work by the Brussels-based artist. Comprising a series of twelve paintings inspired by Pieter Bruegel the Elder’s masterpiece "The Blind Leading the Blind" (1568). Rendered directly on canvas with soft pastels, Bay’s gestural, figurative imagery combines blocks of saturated color with loose and suggestive lines that convey motion: her figures travel across the canvas with speed and purpose. Bay draws deliberate connections to antiquity and art history in an oeuvre that routinely offers up such classical forms as Greek caryatids and Roman wrestlers. The works on view engage a more precise point of reference: they reflect Bay’s long fascination with "The Blind Leading the Blind" (1856), from the collection of the Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte. Bruegel’s painting depicts six blind men grasping onto a walking stick at the moment when their leader stumbles and falls. Illustrating a Christian parable, this famous work creates a powerful sense of movement through the composition’s radically diagonal organization.
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Opening Receptions, February 09, 2023, 02/09/2023, Anastasia Bay: The Stumbler's Parade

Book Discussion | City of Refugees: The Story of Three Newcomers Who Breathed Life into a Dying American Town


In the 1990s, Utica, New York was nearly destroyed by depopulation and arson. Real estate prices were so low that entire streets of the old upstate manufacturing town were torched for insurance payouts. Author Susan Hartman shows how an influx of refugees--Vietnamese, Bosnians, Somalis, Iraqis, Burmese, and other groups--helped revive this small city, opening small businesses, fixing up abandoned houses, and adding a spark of vitality to forlorn streets. This book sprang from a story Hartman wrote about Utica for The New York Times in 2014. Her first week reporting, she met three newcomers--Sadia, Ali, and Mersiha--and their families. After the story was published, she followed them for almost a decade as they adapted to a new world. Light refreshments will be served.
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Book Discussions, February 09, 2023, 02/09/2023, City of Refugees: The Story of Three Newcomers Who Breathed Life into a Dying American Town

Film | Out from the Wings: Gender Roles in Dance and Their Effects on LGBTQIA+ Dancers


A documentary film exploring gender roles in dance and their effects on LGBTQIA+ dancers, followed by a talkback with the director. Director: Michael Montoya Followed by a talkback wit the director
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Opening Reception | Pat Steir: Waterfall-Like Monoprints


An exhibition of monoprints by Pat Steir. Steir’s five-decade career as a painter has also included extensive explorations and innovative work in various printmaking mediums. Her iconic style, referencing waterfalls, resulted from her in-depth analysis of the application of pigments, specifically their relation to gravity, color layering, and density. Steir’s prints have evolved from her earlier etchings to an extensive use of the medium of silkscreen printing. In this exhibition of her monoprints, Steir has utilized the screen printing process to create work in a large scale, directly applying the energy of her mark and the flow of her palette. For her, it is a performance of painting and color.  
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Opening Receptions, February 09, 2023, 02/09/2023, Pat Steir: Waterfall-Like Monoprints

Opening Reception | Patrick + Victor Demarchelier: Father-Son Fashion Photographers


This joint exhibition of father Patrick and son Victor demonstrates the extreme elegance and perfection of their imagery and the continuation of a rich photographic legacy to the next generation.   Patrick Demarchelier is a towering name in contemporary fashion photography. In a career that spanned over four decades he maintained his position at the pinnacle of his profession by his consummate taste, style and meticulous technique. Born in the port city of Le Havre, Patrick began working in darkrooms and assisting photographers before magazines began hiring him on his own. His accomplished portraiture, exquisite use of color, and the elegance of his black and white work caught the eye of Condé Nast's famed editor Alexander Liberman and in 1974 he began working for American Vogue. His photographs appeared in the pages of Vogue, Vanity Fair, and Harper's Bazaar for over four decades. He also photographed innumerable advertising campaigns and his long-time collaboration with Christian Dior is represented in several photographs in this exhibition. Before Patrick's death in 2022, his son Victor assisted his father in the studio for several years after studying art and economics at Vassar College in New York and developing a particular interest in print-making. Father and son collaborated on work for Vogue and advertising clients such as Cartier before Victor's own career flourished to include major magazines and advertising clients such as Christian Dior, Ralph Lauren, and Lancôme. His work is recognized for its beautiful lighting, the delicacy of its staging, and an interest in still-life and fine arts. Victor's photographs reflect today's continual reinvention of style and beauty and maintain the perfection and elegance that the name Demarchelier signifies.
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Opening Receptions, February 09, 2023, 02/09/2023, Patrick + Victor Demarchelier: Father-Son Fashion Photographers

Book Discussion | Stars and Shadows: The Politics of Interracial Friendship from Jefferson to Obama (in-person and online)


A discussion of the new book by Rutgers University professor of political science Saladin Ambar. The first historical analysis of its kind, Stars and Shadows delivers a sweeping and comprehensive exploration of the significance of interracial friendships to American democracy, from the founding to the present. The author will be in conversation with professor of history D’Weston Haywood.
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Book Discussions, February 09, 2023, 02/09/2023, Stars and Shadows: The Politics of Interracial Friendship from Jefferson to Obama (in-person and online)

Opening Reception | The Bast Papers: A Street Art Force


If artists like Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring captured the speed and energy of New York, Bast is the embodiment of Brooklyn – weirder, scrappier, hungrier. The anonymous street artist blends aspects of Pop Art and Abstract Expressionism into his contemporary hieroglyphics. Incorporating anything and everything into his day-glo tinged visions – from cereal boxes to stray newspaper to scrap metal – Bast keeps his place as one of New York's original, and most original, street art forces.
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Opening Receptions, February 09, 2023, 02/09/2023, The Bast Papers: A Street Art Force

Book Discussion | Tolstoy as Philosopher: Reflections During the Darkest of Times


In better times, this talk may have been given as a detailed account of the practices and side stories that had been part of this just published anthology titled, a result of a quarter-century work on Tolstoy’s manuscripts and research at international archives. The finished book can be abstracted as follows. Beginning with Tolstoy’s first extant records of his written œuvre, the anthology assembles seventy-seven unabridged texts that cover more than seven decades of his life, from 1835 to 1910.  It constitutes the most complete single-volume edition to date of the rich variety of Tolstoy’s philosophical output: apothegmatic sayings, visions, intimate sketchbook and day notes, book reviews, open letters, dialogues, pedagogic talks, public lectures, programs and rules for personal behavior, fictions, and reminiscences.
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Book Discussions, February 09, 2023, 02/09/2023, Tolstoy as Philosopher: Reflections During the Darkest of Times

Book Discussion | Colette's Cheri and The End of Cheri Moderated by New Yorker Staff Writer


Join esteemed translators Rachel Careau and Paul Eprile as they discuss their new translations of Colette's masterpieces, Cheri (1920), and its sequel, The End of Cheri (1926). The conversation will be moderated by journalist Judith Thurman, author of Secrets of The Flesh: A Life of Colette (Ballantine Books, 2000) and finalist for the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and winner of the L.A. Times Book Award.
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Book Discussions, February 09, 2023, 02/09/2023, Colette's Cheri and The End of Cheri Moderated by New Yorker Staff Writer

Film | Gradually, Then Suddenly: The Bankruptcy of Detroit (2021)


Once heralded as the spirit of American manufacturing, music and democracy, Detroit descended into insolvency over the course of several decades, culminating in the curtailment of local governance in 2013. The governor of Michigan sidelined city officials, appointing an emergency manager who then thrust the city into the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history. Gradually, Then Suddenly tells the inside story of how Detroiters grappled with the suspension of democracy at a time when the very essence of the nation’s grand experiment is under immense pressure. It tells the riveting tale of how the world’s most elite restructuring professionals battled over the future of the city-owned Detroit Institute of Arts, which faced the risk of liquidation. And it illuminates the implications of the tumultuous affair for the resilient people of a great American city that helped preserve democracy during World War II, put America on wheels and created the middle class. Director: Sam Katz Following the screening, a discussion about the film and municipal fiscal distress will be led by Carol O’Cleireacain, former Deputy Mayor of Detroit and former NYC Budget Director, with the film’s creator and director.
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Book Discussion | Radical: My Year with a Socialist Senator


Ccartoonist and writer Sofia Warren and New York State Senator Julia Salazar discuss Warren’s new graphic novel. In early 2018, cartoonist Sofia Warren was not paying attention to New York state politics. But that summer, her Brooklyn neighborhood began buzzing about Julia Salazar, a 27-year-old democratic socialist running for state senate whose grassroots campaign was inspiring an army of volunteers. When they beat the odds and won, Warren found herself wondering what would happen next. How does it work when an outsider who runs on revolutionary change has to actually do the job? So she decided to find out. Using the graphic memoir format, Radical: My Year with a Socialist Senator is a remarkable firsthand account of Warren’s experience embedded with Julia Salazar and her staff during their first year in office. From candid conversations and eyewitness experiences, Warren builds a gripping and intimate portrait of a scrappy team of community organizers battling entrenched power structures, particularly to advance Julia’s marquee issue of housing rights.
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Film | Orson Welles's F for Fake (1973): Focus on Art Forgery


A dizzying journey that uses art forgery as a starting point to discuss fakery and fakers of all stripes. Director: Orson Welles 89 min. Free popcorn will be served, and a discussion will follow the screenings.
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Films, February 09, 2023, 02/09/2023, Orson Welles's F for Fake (1973): Focus on Art Forgery

Film | A Tale of Love and Desire (2021): French Drama About Young Passion


Ahmed, 18, French of Algerian origin, grew up in the suburbs of Paris. At the university, he meets Farah, a young Tunisian girl, full of energy, who has just arrived in Paris. While discovering a collection of sensual and erotic Arab literature he never imagined existed, Ahmed falls head over heels in love with Farah, and although literally overwhelmed with desire, he will try to resist it. Director: Leyla Bouzid Stars: Sami Outalbali, Zbeida Belhajamor, Diong-Keba Tacu 102 min. In French with English subtitles
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Films, February 09, 2023, 02/09/2023, A Tale of Love and Desire (2021): French Drama About Young Passion

Poetry Reading | Feed the Beast: Poems on Sexuality and Religion


Pádraig ÓTuama's book features poems that meditate on sexuality and religion. This breathtaking book charts the landscape into-and out of-the world of "gay cure" and reparative therapy. Having undergone treatments, therapies, and exorcisms for gagging the gay in him, Pádrig Ó Tuama pushes past gods and devils and searches for language that might offer safety. At the core of this collection is a breathtaking erasure poem written in response to the Vatican's statement on the blessing of same-sex unions. With dexterous use of form and voice, Feed the Beast explores registers of rage and resilience. Whether in parable, narrative or song, whether in tenderness or fear, the reader encounters poems that are honed, necessary and-finally-hopeful.
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Play | Macbeth: Shakespeare's Examination of Ambition


William Shakespeare's play dramatises the damaging physical and psychological effects of political ambition on those who seek power.
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Plays, February 09, 2023, 02/09/2023, Macbeth: Shakespeare's Examination of Ambition

Book Discussion | The Guest Lecture: A Visit from John Maynard Keynes (online)


Author Martin Riker in a conversation about his poignant and startlingly original new novel. The Guest Lecture follows a newly jobless academic, lying awake at night and rehearsing a speech on John Maynard Keynes within the rooms of her own consciousness, bringing along a comforting albeit imaginary companion to keep her on track—Keynes himself. Novelist Hilary Leichter joins Riker for a discussion on his innovative and deliciously fun novel of ideas.
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Staged Reading | You Have Earned Bonus Stars: A Comedy About Tragedy


In Vince Gatton's play, Danielle has survived a shocking act of workplace violence; her quiet older co-worker Jimmy has not. A small act in his final moments becomes a clue that sets Danielle off on a quest on his behalf, sending her down a rabbit hole of secrets, lies, and questions about her own place in the moral universe – and the state of the moral universe itself. This is a comedy about tragedy, an exploration of the judgement we all face – from the great beyond, from each other, and from ourselves.
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Concert | A Comprehensive, Totalistic Approach to Jazz, Improvisation and Modern Music


A concert evening with American trumpeter Peter Evans and Austrian pianist/electronic musician Elias Stemeseder. The two musicians have a comprehensive, totalistic approach to jazz, improvisation and modern music and their paths have crossed for decades. In duo and in larger configurations, they share a similarly aligned interest and skill set between jazz, intricate notations, timbre, and free improvisation - and above all, common values that place openness and curiosity above "delivery" and "performance." Inspired by diverse musical concepts, the duo's repertoire investigates various physical states of sound resulting from interpolations of functional harmony, algorithmic composition, noise, lyricism, drum chants, density and cantus firmus.
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Concerts, February 09, 2023, 02/09/2023, A Comprehensive, Totalistic Approach to Jazz, Improvisation and Modern Music

Book Discussion | Sexuality Beyond Consent: Risk, Race, Traumatophilia (online)


Avgi Saketopoulou, a queer, NYC-based psychoanalyst and faculty member of NYU, presents her latest work, an analysis of our culture's hyper-focus on healing sexual trauma that raises the need to reroute our attention to what subjects do with their trauma. Moving between clinical and cultural case studies, Saketopoulou takes up theatrical and cinematic works such as Slave Play and The Night Porter to demonstrate how the force of the erotic surges through aesthetic domains.
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Book Discussions, February 09, 2023, 02/09/2023, Sexuality Beyond Consent: Risk, Race, Traumatophilia&nbsp;(online)

Jazz | Chilean Singer-Songwriter of the New York Jazz Scene (in-person and online)


For nearly 25 years, the Chilean singer-songwriter Claudia Acuña's lilting voice has left a memorable and meaningful mark on the New York jazz scene. Renowned for her warmth of delivery and the enticing expressiveness of her storytelling, the emotional power of Acuña's musical narrative supersedes language, communicating the gentle velvet of new love and the melancholy of nostalgia alike with a delicacy and precision that marks her as one of the greats of this generation. Acuña's latest album, 2022's Duo, finds this beguiling vocalist supported in duet by an all-star selection of instrumental musicians as she embraces the music of Chick Corea, explores a trove of South and Central American traditional folk standards primarily composed by women, and showcases her original track, "Yo."
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, February 09, 2023, 02/09/2023, Chilean Singer-Songwriter of the New York Jazz Scene (in-person and online)

Book Discussion | Heidegger in Ruins: Between Philosophy and Ideology (online)


Martin Heidegger’s sympathies for the conservative revolution and National Socialism have long been well known. As the rector of the University of Freiburg in the early 1930s, he worked hard to reshape the university in accordance with National Socialist policies. He also engaged in an all-out struggle to become the movement’s philosophical preceptor, “to lead the leader.” Yet for years, Heidegger’s defenders have tried to separate his political beliefs from his philosophical doctrines. They argued, in effect, that he was good at philosophy but bad at politics. But with the 2014 publication of Heidegger’s Black Notebooks, it has become clear that he embraced a far more radical vision of the conservative revolution than previously suspected. His dissatisfaction with National Socialism, it turns out, was mainly that it did not go far enough. The notebooks show that far from being separated from Nazism, Heidegger’s philosophy was suffused with it. In this book Richard Wolin explores what the notebooks mean for our understanding of arguably the most important philosopher of the twentieth century, and of his ideas—and why his legacy remains radically compromised.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussions, February 09, 2023, 02/09/2023, Heidegger in Ruins: Between Philosophy and Ideology&nbsp;(online)

Book Discussion | Like a Rolling Stone: A Memoir from Jann Wenner, Founder of Rolling Stone Magazine


Jann Wenner co-founded the legendary Rolling Stone Magazine in 1967, when he was just 21. The rest is rock and roll--and journalistic-- history. In his new memoir, Wenner, not one to mince words, dishes on everything from his relationships with The Stones, The Beatles, and Bruce Springsteen, to his myriad drug experiences, his relatively late-in-life marriage to Matt Nye, a fashion designer, and his various recent major surgeries, including a coronary bypass. Wenner was not only instrumental in the music world, but helped forge the careers of such iconic writers as Hunter S. Thompson and Tom Wolfe, not to mention that of famed photographer Annie Leibovitz. Wenner will be interviewed by award-winning writer David Fricke, a former long-time senior editor at Rolling Stone, who received a Grammy nomination for his liner notes and several ASCAP-Deems Taylor Awards for excellence in music journalism.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussions, February 09, 2023, 02/09/2023, Like a Rolling Stone: A Memoir from Jann Wenner, Founder of Rolling Stone Magazine

Comedy Club | Bomb Shelter Comedy Show


Bomb Shelter is a free weekly comedy show in New York City where you'll find some of the best comedians performing. Expect free pizza.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Comedy Clubs, February 09, 2023, 02/09/2023, Bomb Shelter Comedy Show
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Play | A "Remarkable" New Play

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Play | A "Spellbinding" Play

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