Volume 75, Number 16 | September 07 - 13, 2005


Upcoming Events:

Memory of 9/11, WHAT COMES AFTER: CITIES, ART & RECOVERY, As Downtown New York City rebuilds, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council believes in providing a large-scale opportunity for the public to engage in international exchanges about how others have recovered from tragedy and how arts and culture help rebuild the life fabric of urban centers. During the fourth anniversary weekend of September 11th, international artists, performers, writers, architects, lawyers, scholars, activists and community & political leaders from a range of contexts that have been directly affected and transformed by violence will convene. The events will take place Sept. 8-11. For detailed information on locations and times, visit www.lmcc.net/recovery.

Aftermath: 9/11 and New York Artists, The artists, musicians, writers, photographers and dancers of Westbeth, the nation’s largest residence for artists, tell their story of how their lives and art were profoundly affected by the events of 9/11. Documentary by Jacqui Taylor Basker & Ernie Mortuzans. Fri., Sept. 9 at 7pm. Westbeth Community Room, 55 Bethune St./155 Bank. St., bet Washington & West Sts. 212-255-6040.

Art & Craft Show, Sidewalk show of local artists supporting the beloved and endangered LaGuardia Community Garden. Sat., Sept. 10 & Sun., Sept. 11 from 11am - 6pm. Corner of Bleecker St. & LaGuardia Place.

Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Pl., bet. W. 3rd & Bleecker, 212-358-6111: An evening with Amanda Burden and Shaun Donovan, New Directions in Neighborhood Planning & Affordable Housing. Mon., Sept. 12. Reception at 5:30pm. Program from 6-7:30pm. Call to register.

Center for Jewish History, 15 W. 16th St, www.jewsinamerica.org: Monday Night Film Series “Editing America” celebrates 20th-century cultural icons appearing in award-winning films, thru Sept. 19.

Educational Alliance Art School, 197 E. Broadway, bet. Jefferson & Clinton, 212-780-2300 x378, www.edalliance.org/artschool: Wed., Sept. 7, 5:30-7:30pm, Open House - See the studio and art demonstrations, meet teachers, register for a class and get $20 off. Fri., Sept. 19 - Adult art classes begin: welding, photography, ceramics, stone carving, clay sculpture, figure drawing, painting, ink drawing, beginning drawing & watercolor; evening, daytime & weekend classes; $190-$350.

Evil City Film Fest, Sept. 8-12, An opportunity for independent and underground filmmakers to screen their work in an area of New York known for its enthusiasm for left of center art, the East Village. Event will kick off at TWO BOOTS PIONEER THEATRE, 155 E. 3rd St. at Ave. A with a sneak preview of POPAGANDA. Sat., Sept. 10, view SUBKULTURE: THE AWAKENING. Sun., Sept. 11, view WE JAM ECONO at DOWNEAST ARTS CENTER, 203 Ave. A, bet. 12 & 13th Sts. Awards show on Mon., Sept. 12 at OTTO’S SHRUNKEN HEAD, 538 E. 14th St. bet Ave. A & B. Info@evilcityfilmfest.com.
Flatiron Festival of Art, The 23rd Street Association's first annual Flatiron Festival of Art takes place Wed. Sept. 14 from 5:30-8 p.m. at Cipriani 23rd St., 200 Fifth Ave. The art show and subsequent auction will feature 30 signed and matted original photographs by Alan "Battman" Batt, who has been called "the most recognized photographer of New York." Admission is $25 for the public and free for all 23rd Street Association members. All proceeds support the work of the 23rd Street Association. RSVP to Timothy Cohen, association program director at tcohen@23rdstreet.org.

Life Works, 55 5th Ave., bet. 12th & 13th Sts., Penthouse; 212-741-8787; www.lifeworksgroup.com: SECRETS ABOUT MEN THEY ARE HOPING YOU KNOW, Free seminar for women only, relationship therapist Marilyn Graman will present a seminar designed to assist women with having success in dating, love and relationships. Wed., Sept. 14 from 7:30-9pm. Reservations required.

The New Shul, 272 W. 10th St., 212-284-6773: Sat., Sept. 10 at 7pm, Bring in the new week with new friends at the Havdalah Open House with live music and food. Call for more information.

NYC Century Bike Tour, www.NYCcentury.org, Sun., Sept. 11: Linking NYC’s breathtaking bridges and beautiful parks to its incomparable neighborhoods and famous waterfronts, you will see the world’s greatest city like you’ve never seen it before, choose your distance, ride your pace, register online.

Pier 26, At West Street & N. Moore., bet. Canal & Chambers; 212-233-3030: Watch divers from the Davidson Laboratory at The Stevens Institute of Technology enter the water with their underwater audio/video team. They will transmit live video images to a big screen while talking to the audience about what they see and do. Q & A to follow. Sat., Sept. 10 from 8-11pm. Call to RSVP. Cash bar and hors d’oeuvres. Rain date: Sat., Oct. 1.

Pink Things & Ponies, Sketch comedy ranging from the awkward and confusing to the dark and foreboding. RIFIFI, Cinema Classics, 332 E. 11th St., bet. 1st & 2nd Aves. Saturdays in September at 8pm. $5. www.slightlyknownpeople.com.

Punk Rock, Poetry & Politics, Tompkins Square Park, St. Mark’s Place at Ave. A: Featuring Team Spider, Choking Victim, MDC, Dr. Know, Rabia, Test Specimen, political speakers and more. Sun., Sept. 11 from 2-6pm.

Show Stoppers, a song and dance group whose members range in age from 60 to 93 will perform from 3:30-6:30 p.m. Thurs. Sept 15 at St. John's Church-in-the-Village, 224 Waverly Pl. at W. 11th St. The group, which originated at Caring Community's senior center at First Presbyterian Church, is directed by its founder, Christine Britton Conroy, and is now associated with Music Gives Life, an independent music organization. Tickets are $5 and all proceeds benefit Music Gives Life. For reservations and information, phone 212-741-1444 or visit www.musicgiveslife.com. 6t

South Bridge Follies, A special event along the closed streets of the busiest civic and business centers in the world. A special day-long treat for local office workers. Enjoy ethnic foods & various merchandise exhibitors. Fri., Sept. 9 from 11am - 6pm. Free & open to the public. Fulton St. from Water to Gold Sts.

Two Boots Pioneer Theater, 155 E. 3rd St. at Ave. A., 212-591-0434: Screeing of POPAGANDA, the Art & Crimes of Ron English, Artist Ron English doesn’t speak truth to power, he yells it to everyone through his altered billboard art. Pedro Carvajal’s documentary examines English’s life and art. Carvajal & English will be present for a Q & A following the screening. Thurs., Sept. 8 at 7pm. $9/$6.50 students, seniors & members. In theaters Sept. 23.

US Open Viewing, Madison Square Park, bet 23rd & 26th Sts. & World Financial Center, bordered by the Hudson River, West, Vesey & Liberty Sts.: American Express will host satellite viewing events daily thru Sept. 11 from 11am - 11pm. Free. Open to the public.

Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit, The longest-running and biggest open-air art show in the country. University Place from 12th - 3rd Sts. and Washington Place from Washington Square East to Mercer St. Noon - 6pm, rain or shine. Sat., Sept. 10 & Sun., Sept. 11.

Neighborhood Hot Spots & Organizations:

collective unconscious, 279 Church St., 212-254-5277.

the kitchen, 512 W. 19th St., 212-255-5793.

lower manhattan cultural council, 120 Broadway, 212-219-9401.

salmagundi club, 47 Fifth Ave., 212-255-7740.

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