Volume 75, Number 26 | November 16 -22, 2005


Upcoming Events:

Alien Comic’s Full Moon Show, A monthly comic ritual dedicated to Luna Macaroona, the Moon Goddess, designed to bring forth a shower of powerful and beneficial “Lunar essences” on all those who attend. Tues., Nov. 15 at 8pm features Jonathan Ames, Mangina & Valmonte Sprout and Julie Atlas Muz. THE CLUB AT LA MAMA, 74-A E. 4th St. 212-475-7710. $15.

ART OF THE 20TH CENTURY SUPPORTING ARTISTS OF THE 21ST, Help support artists from the Gulf Coast. Your support will provide 6 months of studio space, housing and work stipends for artists displaced by the hurricane. Thurs., Nov. 17 from 6-9pm. THE PARK AVENUE ARMORY. Tickets are $150 - $1000. 212-219-9401 x138. Sponsored by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, 125 Maiden Lane, 2nd floor, www.lmcc.net.

BROADWAY - OUR WAY, A fun musical revue about love. Nov. 13, 20, 27. Dec 4, 11, 18. $15 and a $15 food/drink min. The HIDEAWAY Room at Helen's, 169 Eighth Ave. bet 18th and 19th Sts. 212-206-0609.

BRUCE BELLAS FILM, Village resident, actor, activist Larry Yalkowsky has been collecting physique and mass-culture memorabilia for the last 20 years and has assembled close to 3 hours of lost technicolor physique film of the late renowned gay photographer Bruce Bellas, known for his still photographs. World premiere screening for journalists and media, Tues., Nov. 15 at 8pm. BLACK BOX THEATER, 440 Lafayette St. Limited tickets available, e-mail lyalkowsky@aol.com.

CAROUSEL, A star-studded night of cartoon slide shows and other projected pictures hosted by R. Sikoryak. Nov 16. $15. DIXON PLACE, 285 Bowery. 212-219-0736.

Developing Your Art Practice into a Business, Mon., Nov. 28 from 5:30-9:30pm. First Presbyterian Church Parlor, 12 W. 12th St. $75. Contact kate@artists.co.nz to learn how to enroll.

Downtown for Dinner, Throughout the week of Nov. 14-20, dozens of the neighborhood’s top restaurants will offer prix-fixe three-course dinners for just $20.05. You’ll enjoy fabulous food and a great bargain while getting to know area restaurants.

Drama Workshop, Free workshops will be lead by a group of experienced drama therapists and professional artists. Groups available for ages 7-11, 12-15, as well as adults. Continues thru May. CHURCH STREET SCHOOL. OF MUSIC AND ART, 74 Warren St. 212-571-7290. Free.

Annual Flea Market, Westbeth is the largest building in the world for artists to live and work. Every year they get rid of things they no longer need or use. This can be anything from the ordinary to handmade sweaters to designer clothing and art supplies. 50% of proceeds from sales to be donated to hurricane victims. Fri., Nov. 11 from 11am - 6pm. Sat., Nov. 12 from 11am - 6pm. Sun., Nov. 13 from 11am to 5pm. WESTBETH UNDERGROUND, 55 Bethune St., One block south of W. 12th St. off Washington St. 212-691-1574.

Holocaust Remembrance, Esther Nisenthal Krinitz’s haunting memories, nearly 40 years after surviving the Holocaust, led her to create extraordinary works of art using embroidery, applique and stitched narrative. Meet Esther through a short film and a lecture. Book signing of Memories of Survival by Esther’s daughter Bernice Steinhardt. Wed., Nov. 9 from 6:30-7:30pm. The Great Hall, COOPER UNION, E. 7th St. at 3rd Ave. Free. 212-353-4100.

2005 LOWER EAST SIDE FILM FESTIVAL, Independent local and foreign film makers gather to celebrate award-winning films in various categories. Winning films will be screened. Sat., Nov. 12 from 1-9pm. Recital Hall, ABRONS ART CENTER, Henry Street Settlement, 466 Grand St. www.lowereastsidefilmfestival.org. PAUL ROBESON, This powerful chronicle takes you from Paul Robeson's childhood in New Jersey to his adult life around the world. Nov. 17 - Dec. 11. Recital Hall, ABRONS ART CENTER, Henry Street Settlement, 466 Grand St. $15. 212-353-1176

The Music Biz - Be your Own Label, With record labels more focused on marketability than talent, musicians are starting to take control of their own careers. Industry pros explore how advances in home recording technology, the internet and increased licensing opportunities can help you create success on your own terms. Thurs., Nov. 17 from 6:30-8pm. NYU, Kimmel Center, Silver Board Room #914, 60 Washington Square South. Free. RSVP to 212-686-5005.

New York's Terra Cotta Skyline, Join Susan Tunick, preservationist and president of the Friends of Terra Cotta, for an illustrated lecture that places the hand carved decoration of Eldridge Street's facade within the context of other great NYC buildings. ELDRIDGE STREET PROJECT, 12 Eldridge St.Sun. Nov. 20 at 2pm. $5, $3 students/seniors. 212-219-0888.

Open Performance Night, First 7 people to sign up at 6:30pm will perform for 7 minutes. Performance, theater, music, dance, poetry and fiction welcome. No stand up. Sponsored by the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs. Wed., Dec. 7 at 7pm. Free admission. Dixon Place at The Marquee, 356 Bowery., bet. Great Jones & E. 4th Sts. 212-219-0736 x106.

Pornography Goes Mainstream, Easy access to pornography is influencing our culture and re-shaping the way we see ourselves. What, if anything, should we do about it? Join Pamela Paul, author of "Pornified." Tues., Nov. 15 from 6:30-8pm. NEW SCHOOL UNIVERSITY, Lang Student Center, Arnhold Hall, 2nd floor, 55 W. 13th St. Free. RSVP to 212-686-5005.

Self-Employment in the Arts, Talk at a private studio in Soho. Tues., Nov. 15 at 7pm. $30. Contact kate@artists.co.nz to learn how to enroll.

Thiefth, Musician David Grubbs and poet Susan Howe collaborate on a new performance work based on two of Howe's poems titled "Thorow" and "Melville's Marginalia." Tues., Nov. 15 at 8pm. THE KITCHEN, 512 W. 19th St., bet. 10th & 11th Aves. 212-255-5793 x 11. $8.

Tour Woman-Owned Art Galleries, Tour 3 galleries, each occupying a distinct creative niche, and get an intimate look into Chelsea, the focal point for New York City's cutting-edge arts scene. Begins at Bose Pacia, 508 W. 26th St. and continues to Chappell Gallery and Caelum Gallery at 526 W. 26th St. Reception will follow with wine and desserts. Thurs., Nov. 17 from 6-9pm. $45, $20 members. Registration with payment is required by Tues., Nov. 15. Info@awib.org.

Transparent Processes, This evening of visual music, expanded cinema and nouveau psychedelia features work in which sound and image stem from the same source. Wed., Nov. 9 at 8pm. THE KITCHEN, 512 W. 19th St., bet. 10th & 11th Aves. 212-255-5793 x 11. $8.

Welding Workshop and Skillshare, Come and learn to weld. Practice your skills whether it's your first time picking up a welder or you've been practicing. Work on the bike trellis sculpture project. Wear long pants and long sleeves. Sat., Nov. 19 at 2pm. TIME'S UP BIKE SPACE, 49 E. Houston St.

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