Volume 77 / Number 34 Jan. 23 - 29, 2008
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DANCE | EVENTS | EXHIBITION | FAMILY | MEETINGS & TALK | MUSIC | READINGS & COMEDY | THEATER

Dance Concert & Pow Wow
The Thunderbird American Indian Dancers perform dances, stories and traditional music from the Iroquois and Native Peoples of the Northwest Coast, the Southwest, the Plains and the Arctic regions. Proceeds benefit college funds for needy Native American students. Presented by Theater for the New City. Feb. 8-17; Fri. at 8pm, Sat. at 2 & 8pm, Sun. at 2pm. THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY, 155 1st Ave. at 10th St. 212-254-1109. www.theaterforthenewcity.net. $10. At all 2pm performances, children under 12 are admitted for $1 with a ticket-bearing adult.

Joyce SoHo
155 Mercer St., 212-352-3101: BOLD MOVES, Kim Robards brings her company from Denver, Colorado, for two evenings. Fri. & Sat., Feb. 8 & 9 at 8pm. $20; $15 for students & seniors.

Joyce Theater
175 8th Ave., at 19th St., 212-242-0800, www.joyce.org: ARMITAGE GONE, “Connoisseurs of Chaos” is a new evening-length work for six dancers set to music performed live on piano and cello. Thru Jan. 27; Tues. & Wed. at 7:30pm, Thurs. at 7pm, Fri. & Sat. at 8pm, Sun. at 7:30pm. Post-performance discussion on Wed., Jan. 23. $44, $38 members; Sun. evening performance are $25.

Sugar Salon Residency Choreographers
Sugar Salon’s second annual performance series features the work of three choreographers who are participating in the 2007-08 residency program, Luciana Achugar, Renée Archibald and Heather McArdle. Fri. & Sat., Feb. 15 & 16 at 8pm. Post-performance discussion with the choreographers on Friday. ABRONS ARTS CENTER, 466 Grand St. 212-352-3101. www.theatermania.com. $20.

EVENTS

Burlesque Performance
The Peach Tartes perform with special guest host, Clay McLeod Chapman, and special guest, Julie Atlas Muz. Sat., Feb. 2 at 10pm & midnight. THE SLIPPER ROOM, 167 Orchard St. at Stanton. 212-253-7246. $5.

Cozy Cuppa
Indulge your craving for historic elegance with an authentic afternoon tea served in Manhattan’s only family home preserved intact from the mid-19th century. The feast includes finger sandwiches, Scottish scones, sweets and pots of tea. It is followed by a parlor lecture and tour. Themes are Flowers & Fans: Old Fashioned Languages of Love and Wearin’ O’ the Green Tea: Afternoon Tea & Servants’ Quarters Tour. Sat., Feb. 9 and March 15 at 1 & 3pm. MERCHANT’S HOUSE MUSEUM, 29 E. 4th St. www.merchantshouse.org. For reservations, call 212-777-1089 or email nyc1832@merchantshouse.org. $40, $30 members.

The Heat is On
A monthly benefit to help La MaMa turn up the heat. A short film night. Mon., Feb. 4. LA MAMA E.T.C., 74A E. 4th St. 212-475-7710. www.lamama.org. $15.

Holistic Stress Management Program
Free services include ear acupuncture, massage and energy work modalities. Tues. & Thurs. from 5-7pm. ST. VINCENT’S HOSPITAL, O’Toole Building, 203 W. 12th St., corner of 7th Ave., 6th floor, small conference room. No appointment necessary. 212-345-2582.

Room for Cream
The 3rd episode of the Dyke Division of Two-headed Calf, a live lesbian serial. Sat., Feb 2. LA MAMA E.T.C., 74A E. 4th St. 212-475-7710. www.lamama.org. $8.

Second Avenue Treasures
A presentation of Yiddish, Irish and Italian vaudeville traditions by the Museum at Eldridge Street. Wed., Jan. 30 at 7pm. MUSEUM AT ELDRIDGE STREET, 12 Eldridge St., bet Canal & Division Sts. 212-219-0888. www.eldridgestreet.org. $15, $12 students & seniors.

You Bet Your Life Live
An updated riff on Groucho Marx’s classic 1950s TV game show. Contestants chosen from the audience will have the chance to win money and prizes by answering trivia questions. Fridays at 10:30pm. THE GREEN ROOM, 45 Bleecker St., corner of Lafayette St. 212-239-6200. www.TeleCharge.com. $12.

EXHIBITIONS

Bhutan, the Sacred Within: Photographs by Kenro Izu
Izu has spent much of his career traveling the world, seeking the sacred and spiritual in landscapes and the people who inhabit them. The photographs in this exhibition reflect Izu’s exploration of Bhutan, a country that he visited repeatedly over a period of six years (2002 – 2007). Thru Feb. 18. RUBIN MUSEUM OF ART, 150 W. 17th St.

Celebrating the Silver Print
Black and white hand printed photographs by twenty-seven award-winning women photographers featuring various subjects including portraits, botanicals, landscapes and street photography. Opening reception is Fri., Feb. 1 from 6- 8pm. Continues thru Feb. 16. UMBRELLA ARTS GALLERY, 317 E. 9th St. 212-505-7196.

DietzSpace
429 Greenwich St., www.dietzspace.org
SCULPTURAL PAINTINGS, Wright’s sculptural paintings represents a visual and spatial examination of recycling as an artistic process.

The Drawing Center
35 Wooster St., 212-219-2166, www.drawingcenter.org: ALAN SARET: “Gang Drawings” focuses on the artist’s “Gang Drawings” created by sweeping fistfuls of colored pencils across the page. Thru Feb. 7. KIRSTINE ROEPSTORFF, “It’s Not the Eyes of the Needle That Changed” features collages that confront the tension between political identity and individual desire. Thru Feb. 7.

Happy Life
Featuring works by Eric McDade and Jorge Julian Aristizabal, two artists who draw near-life-sized images in black & white. Continues thru Feb. 10. HPGRP GALLERY NEW YORK, 32-36 Little West 12th St., 2nd Floor, bet Ninth Ave. & Washington St. 212-727-2491. www.hpgrpgallery.com.

James Fuentes LLC
35 St. James Place, 212-577-1201, www.jamesfuentes.com: GEORG GATSAS - FIVE POINTS, Gatsas’ photographic portraits and landscapes focus on the locales around the gallery, an area formerly known as the Five Points. In the early 19th century this area became synonymous with the American slum. Jan. 30 – Feb. 24.

Location One
26 Greene St., bet Prince & Grand Sts, www.location1.org: XU TAN, “Searching for Keywords” is an interactive multimedia installation created by Chinese artist Xu Tan that deals with the hidden motivations and intentions of individuals through a high-tech analysis of their vocabulary. Continues thru Jan. 26.

National Association of Women Artists Gallery
80 5th Ave., Suite 1405, New York, NY 10011, 212-675-1616, www.nawanet.org: NEW EXHIBITION, Maria Lago will exhibit her paintings. Thru Feb. 21.

National Black Fine Art Show
38 of the finest international art dealers present original artwork by African, African American and Caribbean artists in a range of media including painting, photography, limited edition prints, mixed media and sculpture. Thurs. – Sun., Feb. 14–17. Preview party on Wed., Feb. 13 to benefit the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. THE PUCK BUILDING, 295 Lafayette St., bet Houston & Lafayette Sts. 212-925-5257. www.blackfineartshow.com. $15 daily, includes show catalog; 3-day pass $40; $10 daily for students with valid ID; Student 3-day pass $25.

Plane Space
102 Charles St., bet Bleecker & Hudson Sts., 917-606-1268: THE HYPNOTISM, Matt Bollinger’s New York debut featuring new oil paintings, watercolors and drawings. Continues thru Feb. 10.

Pratt Manhattan Gallery
144 W. 14th St.: MY WORLD – THE NEW SUBJECTIVITY IN DESIGN, Exhibition explores how advances in technology are enabling today’s designers to replicate the individual creativity that has long defined craft and to develop industrially produced objects that are as emotionally expressive as artisanal ones. Thru Feb. 23.

Tracy Williams
313 W. 4th St., 212-229-2757, www.tracywilliamsltd.com: DOMINGO MILELLA, View new photographs that focus on the postmodern landscape of Europe and Mexico. Continues thru Feb. 26.

FAMILY

Breastfeeding
Get your breastfeeding off to a great start. Discover the benefits for you & your baby, how to continue after returning to work and when and where to get help. Led by certified lactation consultant Patricia McGuire. Thurs., Jan. 31 from 10-11am. THE PARENT CENTER, Henry St. Settlement, 281 East Broadway. Free.

Children’s Concert
Matt Mehlan and Doron Sadja present the Free Music FunHouse, an all ages extravaganza of wacky sounds, video clones, Frankenstein instruments and more. Sat., Feb. 9 from 2-3pm. ROULETTE, 20 Greene St., bet Canal & Grand Sts. 212-219-8242. www.roulette.org. $5.

Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus
The friendly bus driver leaves us with one simple instruction: “Don’t let the pigeon drive the bus!” However, the Pigeon cajoles and sings to get his own way. Based on Mo Willems’ children’s book series. Ages 3+. Sat., March 15 at 1:30pm. TRIBECA PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, 199 Chambers St. 212-220-1460. http://www.tribecapac.org/box_office.htm#. $25, $15 students & seniors.

The Festival of the Vegetables
A troupe of child and professional dancers and actors will perform a series of poems and dances that reveal the secret life of vegetables. Ages 5+. Feb. 2 – 17; Sat. & Sun. at 11am. METROPOLITAN PLAYHOUSE, 220 E. 4th St. 212-995-5302. www.metropolitanplayhouse.org. $10, $8 kids ages 12 and under.

Flag Football
During the winter months, Manhattan Youth will offer a touch football clinic outdoors for students in grades 5-10. Thru March; Sundays from 11am – 1pm. PIER 40, Houston St. & the Hudson River. 212 766-1104.

Goldilocks
Goldilocks gets lost while wandering through the woods and stumbles across a vacant house. Her curiosity gets her into more trouble than she bargained for when she enters the three bears’ house uninvited. TEATRO LA TEA, 107 Suffolk St., bet Delancey & Rivington, Suite 200. Sat., Jan. 26 at 3pm. 212-529-1545. www.sea-online.info. $15, $12.50 kids.

Hansel & Gretel
The classic Brothers Grimm story presented for children ages 5 and up. Feb. 9-March 30; Sat. & Sun. at noon & 2pm. MANHATTAN CHILDREN’S THEATRE, 52 White St., 1st floor, bet Broadway & Church Sts. 212-352-3101. www.theatermania.com. $20, $15 kids 2-17 and seniors.

Kazoo Concert
Celebrate National Kazoo Day. Hear stories about music, sing a few songs and create your own kazoo. Ages 3-7. Sat., Jan. 26 from noon 1pm. MCNALLY ROBINSON BOOKSELLERS, 52 Prince St., bet Lafayette & Mulberry. 212-274-1160. Free.

Kids & Family Programs
Programs include TEEN FITNESS for kids ages 14 to 17; AMERICAN RED CROSS BABYSITTER’S TRAINING for kids ages 11 to 15; BABY & ME SWIMS for 1 to 3 year olds & parents and SWIM LESSONS for various ages and ability levels. Call or go online for more information. Presented by Battery Park City Parks Conservancy. COMMUNITY CENTER, Stuyvesant High School, 345 Chambers St. 212-267-9700. www.ccshs.org.

Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse
A theatrical work created especially for children and adapted for the stage from the popular children’s books “Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse,” “Julius, Baby of the World” and “Chester’s Way” by Kevin Henkes. Ages 5 & up. Thru Feb. 3; Saturdays & Sundays at 12 & 2pm. MANHATTAN CHILDREN’S THEATRE, 52 White St., 1st floor, bet Broadway & Church Sts. 212-352-3101. www.theatermania.com. $20, $15 for ages 2-17 & seniors.

MEETINGS & TALKS

Community Health Care Forum
Sponsored by CODA, The Health Education Project of SEIU/1199, Health Care Now NY Chapter and Metro New York Health Care for All Campaign. Wed., Jan. 30 at 7pm. THEATRE FOR THE NEW CITY, 155 1st Ave. at 10th St.

Ethics and Character in the U.S. Presidency
Robert Dallek, a prominent American historian, will be a featured speaker among other scholars. Presented by Yeshiva University. Wed., Jan. 30 at 9:45am. CENTER FOR JEWISH HISTORY, 15 W. 16th St., bet 5th & 6th Aves.

Getting it Right: From Historic Properties to Urban Landscapes
Learn successful strategies for renovation, restoration and gardening in New York’s historic neighborhoods. Each event is followed by a wine and cheese reception. Wed., Feb. 20 from 6-8pm. Sign-in at 5:30pm. Presented by The Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation. FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 12 W. 12th St., Parlor. www.gvshp.org/gettingitright. Series ticket $90, $50 members, single tickets available. Pre-registration encouraged.

John Sloan’s Greenwich Village
A lecture with John Loughery, one of the most celebrated American realist painters of the early 20th century. Wed., Jan. 23 at 6:30pm. JEFFERSON MARKET LIBRARY, 425 6th Ave.

Ninth Precinct Community Council
Meetings are the third Tuesday of the month at 7pm. Meetings on Feb. 19, April 15 & June 17 are at 170 Ave. C, enter on E. 11th St. Meetings on March 18 & May 20 are at 200 E. 5th St., at Cooper Square & 3rd Ave.

Rescuing the Eldridge Street Synagogue
A preservation conversation presented by the Museum at Eldridge Street. Sun., Jan. 27 at 3pm. MUSEUM AT ELDRIDGE STREET, 12 Eldridge St., bet Canal & Division Sts. 212-219-0888. www.eldridgestreet.org.

MUSIC

Arts for Art & Rise Up Creative Music and Arts
A creative music series. Fridays and Saturdays at 10:30pm & Sundays at 8pm. THE LIVING THEATRE, 21 Clinton St., bet Houston & Stanton at Ave B. 212-696-6681. www.visionfestival.org. $10, $7 students & seniors.

Avram Fefer Trio
Featuring Avram Fefer on sax, Chris Higgins on bass and Greg Gonzalez on drums playing the music of Monk, Mingus, Ellington and others. Every Thursday from 9pm-midnight. LE PERE PINARD, 175 Ludlow St., bet Houston & Stanton. 212-777-4917. www.AvramFefer.com. www.myspace.com/avramfefer. No Cover.

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.

Giovanni’s Atrium
100 Washington St., 212-513-4133: WEEKLY JAZZ PERFORMANCE, Hear jazz vocalist Kathryn Farmer perform every Friday.

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.

Gloria
Antonio Vivaldi with instruments and chamber organ and additional music by Byrd, Tallis and others. Sat., Jan. 26 at 4pm.GRACE CHURCH, 802 Broadway at 10th St. 212-254-2000. www.gracechurchnyc.org.

Grace Church
802 Broadway at 10th St., 212-254-2000, www.gracechurchnyc.org: BACH AT NOON, Features the organ works of Johann Sebastian Bach. Tues. - Fri. from 12:20-12:50pm.

Live Jazz
New York City’s newest spot for live jazz in the heart of Greenwich Village. Menus from selected restaurants available. Sets at 9 & 11pm and 1am. CACHACA, 35 W. 8th St., bet. 5th & 6th Aves. 212-388-9099. www.cachacajazz.com. Check online for upcoming acts. $10 cover, $15 min.

One Night Together
Chamber opera in four scenes set in the Holocaust Period and presented by Downtown Music Productions, conducted by Mimi Stern-Wolfe. Fri. & Sat., Feb. 8 & 9 at 8pm; Sun., Feb. 10 at 3pm. DUO THEATRE, 62 E. 4th St., bet 2nd & 3rd Aves. 212-868-4444. www.smarttix.com. $20.

Play it by Ear
Come create opera on the spot with this troupe of professional opera singers who use audience ideas and suggestions to make a world premiere musical drama. Sat., Jan. 26 at 8pm. TENRI CULTURAL INSTITUTE, 43A W. 13th St., bet 5th & 6th Aves. 212-502-6676. www.playitbyearinc.org.

Robert Locke Trio
“Bobby & The Bistro Boys,” featuring Robert Locke, Tom Landman and Tim Ferguson, will perform Sundays at 6pm and Tuesdays at 7pm. GIZZI’S COFFE, 16 W. 8th St., bet. MacDougal & 5th Ave. 212-260-9700. www.gizzisny.com. Free.

Sunday Afternoon Organ Meditation
Takes place each Sunday thru May and lasts 45-minutes. GRACE CHURCH, 802 Broadway at 10th St. 212-254-2000. www.gracechurchnyc.org. No ticket required.

Synergy Sight and Sound
A performance of Sky featuring new compositions, costumes, masks and unusual instruments. Sun., Jan. 27 at 7:30pm. ST. MARK’S CHURCH, 131 E. 10th St.
212-674-6377. www.stmarkschurch-in the-bowery.com. $12.

Wayne Horvitz & Robin Holcomb
Three intimate performances featuring almost entirely instrumental music. Fri., Feb. 1 at 8pm; Sun., Feb. 3 at 8pm; Sun., Feb. 3 at 10pm. THE STONE, Ave. C & 2nd St. www.thestonenyc.com. $10.

READINGS & COMEDY

From Stonecoast to Bowery
A reading by poets from the Stonecoast MFA program and from Study Abroad on the Bowery. Wed., Jan. 30 from 6-8pm. BOWERY POETRY CLUB, 308 Bowery. Free admission, one drink min.

On the Rocks with Danny Leary
A New weekly stand-up and musical variety show. Mondays at 8pm. ROSE’S TURN, 55 Grove St., bet 7th Ave. & Bleecker. Call for a reservation, 212-366-5438. www.myspace.com/ontherockscomedy. $10 plus 2 drink min.

Pink Pony West Poetry Reading Series
Call for more information on upcoming readings. Takes place on Fridays at 6pm. THE CORNELIA STREET CAFE, 29 Cornelia St., bet Bleecker & W. 4th Sts. $6, includes one free drink. 212-989-9319.

The Poetry Brothel
Part poetry reading, part theater performance, part interactive art piece, the brothel invites you to experience literary debauchery in a new way on the 3rd Friday of every month from 11pm-2am. LIVING THEATER, 21 Clinton St. $10, includes one free drink ticket. 212-792-8050. www.livingtheatre.org.

Poetry for You and Me
A new concept in poetry. Discuss, read and critique poetry and creative writing. Sponsored by Greenwich House Senior Center. 2nd & 4th Tuesdays from 1:30-3pm. GREENWICH HOUSE, 27 Barrow St., 4th floor. 212-877-7699. Free.

THEATER

All Aboard The Marriage Hearse
Sean’s not against commitment, but he’s dogmatically against the institution of marriage, which he considers archaic and unnecessary. His assumptions will be tested by his girlfriend after she catches the bouquet at her friend’s wedding. Thru Jan. 27; Thurs. – Sat. at 8pm ($20), Sun. at 3pm (pay what you can). THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY, 155 1st. Ave. at E. 10th St. 212-868-4444. www.smarttix.com.

Artfuckers
A new play about the second generation artistic elite of Downtown Manhattan, the privileged children of the money-art scenesters of the 1980’s. Previews begin Feb. 8; Tues. – Fri. at 8pm, Sat. at 5& 9pm, Sun. 3pm. DR2 THEATRE, 103 E. 15th St. 212-239-6200. www.telecharge.com. www.artfuckersplay.com. $25-65.

At War: American Playwrights Respond to Iraq
An evening of alternately moving, haunting and funny material by noted and emerging American playwrights woven together to present a kaleidoscope of views on the war. A portion of the proceeds will go to Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, www.iava.org. Thru Feb. 4; Mon. at 7:30pm. THE BLEECKER STREET THEATRE, 45 Bleecker at Lafayette St. 212-239-6200. www.TeleCharge.com. $38.50.

Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
Created in 1927, this performance combines live music and storytelling with films and animations. A series of comic vignettes will be shown with performers interacting with the animations. Thru Jan. 27. PERFORMANCE SPACE 122, 150 1st Ave. at E. 9th St. 212-352-3101. www.thaeatermania.com. $25, $10 members.

Conjur Woman
A dramatic one-woman folk opera in honor of Black History Month. A woman uses spells and potions to turn her lover into a tree so that he cannot be sold into slavery. Tragically, her powers cannot stop the tree from being chopped down and made into logs. Jan. 31 – Feb. 10; Thurs. – Sat. at 7:30pm & Sun. at 3 & 7:30pm. LA MAMA E.T.C., Annex Theater, 74A E. 4th St., bet 2nd Ave. & Bowery. 212-475-7710. www.lamama.org. $25, $20 seniors & students.

Fuerzabruta
Show focuses on movement and includes a man running through a series of moving walls, individuals racing to connect from opposite sides of a whirling sail, and performers interacting in a watery world suspended just above the audience. Thru Feb. 17. THE DARYL ROTH THEATRE, 20 Union Square East. 212-352-3101. $35-$70.

Hawthornucopia
Two weeks of new works inspired by Nathaniel Hawthorne, including musical fantasies, dance recitals & full-length plays. Each evening will feature readings of Hawthorne’s works. Thru Jan. 27. METROPOLITAN PLAYHOUSE, 220 East Fourth St. 212-995-5302. www.metropolitanplayhouse.org.

La Ronde
Part of the Winter Classic Series. Set in turn-of-the-century Vienna, La Ronde explores the passion, deception and isolation of modern relationships. Thru Jan. 26; Wed.-Sat. at 8pm & Sat., Jan. 26 at 2pm. MANHATTAN THEATRE SOURCE, 177 MacDougal St. 212-352-3101. www.theatresource.org. $18.

Maudie & Jane
Inspired by “The Diary of Jane Somers” by Doris Lessing. Two women of different ages & different classes encounter each other, an elderly, poor woman living in squalor, and a middle-aged fashion editor near the top of her career. Thru Feb. 10. THE LIVING THEATRE, 21 Clinton St. 212-352-3101. www.theatermania.com. $20, $10 students.

Mortal Decisions: A Diary of the Donner Party
In 1846, thirty-three souls set out from Springfield, MA, in search of a new life out West. Instead, they discovered the limits of human endurance in the snowbound Sierra Nevadas. Commonly known as a tale of cannibalism and depravity, the trials of the party are seen through the eyes of a lucky survivor. Feb. 8-16; Fri. & Sat. at 8pm. METROPOLITAN PLAYHOUSE, 220 E. 4th St. 212-995-5302. www.metropolitanplayhouse.org. $15, $12 seniors, $10 students & children under 12.

NewLand
A one woman show about the imaginary world a child creates when everything she knows changes forever. Thru Jan. 27; Thurs. – Sat. 9pm, Sun at 2:30 & 8pm. LA MAMA E.T.C., 74A E. 4th St. 212-475-7710. www.lamama.org. $15.

North
A multi-media, multidisciplinary production about storytelling, love and distance featuring a wide array of music. Thru Feb. 2; Thurs.-Sat. at 10pm & Sun. at 5:30pm. LA MAMA E.T.C, 74A E. 4th St. bet 2nd Ave. & Bowery. 212-475-7710. www.lamama.org. $15, $10 students & seniors.

Piaf: Love Conquers All
The life and loves of the legendary French singer who stood only 4’10” and created music that reaches through generations and across oceans. Ages 12+. Thru Feb. 10; Sat. & Sun. at 2 & 8pm. THE SOHO PLAYHOUSE, 15 Vandam St., bet 6th & Varick. 212-691-1555. www.sohoplayhouse.com. $45, $35 seniors, $25 students.

Pinocchio
A dark, surreal adult tale of a wooden boy who becomes a real man and embarks on an adventure of self-discovery in a world full of very real dangers. Thru Jan. 27, Thurs.-Sun. at 7:30pm. LA MAMA E.T.C., 74A E. 4th St. 212-475-7710. www.lamama.org. $20, $15 students & seniors.

Reverend Billy
The Stop Shopping Gospel Choir and The Not Buying It Band. All Ages. Lunch and spirits served. Sun., Feb. 3 at 2pm. HIGHLINE BALLROOM, 431 W. 16th St., bet 9th & 10th Ave. 212-414-5994. www.Highlineballroom.com. $12.

Semi-Permanent
A behind-the-scenes look at the worlds of fashion and entertainment by Hollywood hairstylist Rick Gradone. There will be a nightly drawing & one audience member will win a free post-show haircut. Feb. 3 – March 23; Sun. at 8pm. ACE OF CLUBS, inside Acme, 9 Great Jones St. 212-352-3101.www.SpinCycleNYC.com. $18.

Thoroughly Stupid Things - Or The Continuous Importance of Being Earnest
Gwendolyn and Cecily are bored housewives. Their husbands, Jack and Algernon, spend too much time at the local men’s club. When the club admits its first female member, the ladies suspect their husbands of infidelity. Jan. 30 - Feb. 9; Wed. - Sat. at 8pm. MANHATTAN THEATRE SOURCE, 177 MacDougal St., bet Waverly Place & W. 8th St. 212-352-3101. www.theatresource.org. $18.

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