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MUSIC: GABRIEL RIOS Mark it in pen on your calendar: You’ve got three upcoming chances to see, and hear, singer/songwriter Gabriel Rios. The San Juan native and recent NYC transplant — whose Puerto Rican rhythms were churned through computers and samplers during a stint in Belgium — continues his residency at Rockwood Music Hall with a stripped-down collection of songs featuring piano, percussion and guitar made to serve surreal tales of “growing older and of the end of the world as we know it.” The kid’s got talent, folks. See him now before the line is too long.
At 9pm on Fri. April 27 & May 4. At 8pm on Fri. May 11. On Stage #1, at Rockwood Music Hall (196 Allen St., btw. Houston & Stanton Sts.). No cover, one-drink minimum (per set). For more info, visit rockwoodmusichall.com and gabrielrios.be.
KINOFEST NYC PRESENTS: “THE OTHER CHELSEA” Since 2009, Kinofest NYC’s annual series of film screenings has brought independent cinema from Ukraine and other post-Soviet countries to the East Village. This year’s four-day fest is being produced in conjunction with The Ukrainian Museum, as part of its “Film in Perspective” program. That venue hosts the kickoff, with short films and a post-screening conversation with the filmmakers. Anthology Film Archives hosts a screening of “The Other Chelsea” — a documentary in which German-born filmmaker Jakob Preuss examines soccer and politics in Ukraine.
“Kinofest NYC” happens Thurs. May 3 through Sun. May 6. “The Other Chelsea” screens on Fri. May 4, 7:30pm, at Anthology (32 Second Ave., btw. 1st & 3rd Sts.). The Ukrainian Museum is located at 222 E. Sixth St. (btw. 2nd & 3rd Aves.). For info on the festival, visit kinofestnyc.com. Also visit ukranianmuseum.org and anthologyfilmarchives.org.
LECTURE: DUNCAN PHYFE, AMERICA’S MOST FAMOUS CABINETMAKER You can look, you can listen, but please don’t touch. Those are the reasonable ground rules at Carswell Berlin’s upcoming lecture — at which he’ll impart more than one thing you probably didn’t know about cabinetmaker Duncan Phyfe. Berlin, a private antiques dealer (and expert in early 19 century American furniture), brings his expertise to a fitting venue. Frozen in time, the Merchant House Museum is NYC’s only family home preserved intact from the mid-19th century. Among the Tredwell family’s possessions: a set of 12 Duncan Phyfe side chairs, circa 1835, purchased when the family moved to East Fourth Street.
Wed. May 2, 6:30pm, at Merchant’s House Museum (29 E. Fourth St., btw. Lafayette & Bowery). Tickets are $12 (free for MHM members). Reservations are recommended. To order, call 212-777-1089 or visit merchantshouse.org/events. Regular Museum hours: 12-5pm (closed Tues. & Wed.).
Thurs. May 3 through Sun. May 6, at La MaMa (74A E. 4th St., btw. Bowery & 2nd Ave.). All events, except the Hip Hop Subway Series, are $10. The festival’s “Hip Hop Subway Series” is a traveling performance starting at Bryant Park and ending up at La MaMa. To reserve a spot, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. To order tickets to the festival, and for more info, visit lamama.org or call 212-475-7710.
VOICES OF ASENCSION PRESENTS ORGANIST LUIGI FERDINANDO TAGLIAVINI As presented by the professional choral ensemble Voices of Ascension. organist Luigi Ferdinando Tagliavini’s first U.S. concert in 25 years will feature Italian Baroque works, Bach and seldom-heard pieces by Bossi and Respighi — as played on master builder Pascal Quoirin’s Manton Memorial Organ.
Thurs. May 3, 8pm, at The Church of the Ascension (Fifth Ave. at 10th St.). For tickets ($35, $25, $10), call 212-358-7060 or visit voicesofascension.org. This concert is the third in a series of four organ recitals this season on the new Quoirin organ at Ascension. Free student tickets are available at the door the night of every organ recital to students with valid student IDs.
– BY SCOTT STIFFLER