A CONCERT FOR PEACE The Choral Society and Orchestra of Grace Church will feature choral-orchestral masterworks by Ralph Vaughan Williams. Fri., May 11 at 8pm. GRACE CHURCH, Broadway at E. 10th St. $20, tickets available a half-hour before the performance. www.gracechurchchoral.org.
Amato Opera, 319 Bowery at 2nd St., 212-228-8200, www.amato.org: MADAMA BUTTERFLY, This heart-breakingly beautiful piece by Puccini will be presented in Italian with English supertitles. Select Fridays at 7:30pm, Saturdays at 7:30pm & Sundays at 2:30pm thru May 13. $35, $28 seniors & kids. 212-228-8200.
Cornelia Street Cafe, 29 Cornelia St., bet W. 4th St. & Bleecker, 212-989-9319, www.corneliastreetcafe.com: Check online for upcoming events.
DEKK Restaurant & Lounge, 134 Reade Street St., 212-941-9401: THE VINSON VALEGA TRIO, Every Monday night from 7:30 - 10:30pm. No cover. THE LAURA DREYER QUARTET, Every Friday night from 7:30 - 10:30pm. No Cover. DOWNTOWN JAZZ, A different band every Sunday evening at 8 & 10pm. $6 cover, plus $10 food or drink minimum.
East Village Music Series, Mimi Stern-Wolfes Downtown Music Productions presents The Four Bs featuring music by Beethoven, Brahms and Nadia & Lili Boulanger. The Downtown Chamber Trio, consisting of Rieko Kawabata (violin), Daniel Barrett (cello), and Mimi Stern-Wolfe (piano), will perform. Sun., May 6 at 3pm. ST. MARKS CHURCH, 131 E. 10th St. at 2nd. Ave. $10. Call for reservations, 212-477-1594.
Giovannis Atrium, 100 Washington St., 212-513-4133: WEEKLY JAZZ PERFORMANCE, Hear jazz vocalist Kathryn Farmer perform every Friday.
Grace Church, 802 Broadway at 10th St. www.gracechurchnyc.org. 212-254-2000: MAY MUSIC EVENTS, Sun., May 6 at 4pm, Choral Evensong by the Choir of Men and Boys. No Ticket required. Fri., May 11 at 8pm, The Annual Spring Concert of the Choral Society and Orchestra of Grace Church. Tickets required and are available through members of the Choral Society.
Greenwich Village Bistro, 13 Carmine St.; 212-206-9777: WHIRLED MUSIC, Series presents artists performing Jazz, Blues, New Soul, Bluegrass and more. Takes place nightly. No cover.
Laura Cheadle, The funky and soulful sounds of Laura Cheadle are back in New York City. Fri., May 4 at 9:45pm. THE BAGGOT INN, 82 W. 3rd St., bet Sullivan & Thompson. $5. 21 and over. www.baggotinn.com.
Vision Tonic, Featuring gigs cancelled by Tonic due to its closing. Tues., May 8 at 7:30pm, Marc Ribot, Henry Grimes & Chad Taylor; at 9:30pm, Andrew Barker, Daniel Carter & Sabir Mateen. Tues., May 22 at 7:30pm, Jozef van Wissem; at 9:30pm, Steven Bernstein & Sex Mob. CLEMENTE SOTO VELEZ LES GALLERY, 107 Suffolk St. $10 per set, one drink min. www.visionfestival.org. 212-696-6681. Presented by Arts for Art.
Washington Square Music Festival, The 49th season of free concerts in the park. Sun., June 17 at 3pm: A Folk/ Blues concert featuring the Rishell & Raines Trio. Tues., July 17 at 8pm: Gershwin/Weill- Music as Political Statement. Tues., July 24 at 8pm: Music for Piano, Winds and Strings. Tues., July 31 at 8pm: Charles Mingus Orchestra. Takes place in the southeast quadrant of the park, near the statue of Garibaldi. First-come, first-served. Rainspace is NYUs Frederick Loewe Theatre, 35 W. 4th St. 212-252-3621. Presented by the Washington Square Association & the Washington Square Park Council. www.washingtonsquaremusicfestival.org.