Volume 78 - Number 45 / April 15 -21, 2009
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The A-List

Compiled by sarah norris


Photo  by Garth Woods
Phil Woods

Currently celebrating its 36th year, Highlights In Jazz (NY’s longest running jazz concert series) presents saxophone legends Phil Woods, Lou Donaldson, and special guest Lew Tabackin — with a rhythm section  consisting of Michael Weiss, John Webber and Bill Goodwin. After solo sets from Woods and Donaldson, the concert ends (as these things inevitably, blissfully do) with an all-artist jam session sure to leave you wanting more. Thursday, April 16th, 8:00p.m. at Tribeca Performing Arts, 199 Chambers Street (between Greenwich and West Street). Tickets are $35; $32.50 for students. Call 212-220-1460 or visit www.tribecapac.org. 


Paper collage, untitled, by Theresa Greenberg (2007)

Spring in NYC was made for walking, shopping, and new experiences. With that in mind, TOAST (Tribeca Open Artist Studio Tour) presents a unique annual walkabout event that merges art, exercise and commerce. This free, self-guided tour lets you burn some calories while visiting the studios of nearly 100 artists. Chat them up in the space where they create their paintings, drawings, prints and sculptures — and perhaps take home a work of theirs to call your own. Pick up a map listing event participants at NY Academy of Art, 111 Franklin Street. Friday, April 24 (1:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.) and Saturday, April 25 through Monday, April 27, 1:00p.m. to 6:00p.m.; www.TOASTartwalk.com.

Photo by Jun Whang
Art by Yee Mee Lee

Noho ny artwalk
Here’s this week’s second excuse to put on your walking shoes and immerse yourself in the art of great New York neighborhood. The NOHO NY ArtWalk showcases the work of emerging artists in a unique setting — the streetlevel windows of NOHO stores, restaurants and banks. Among the artist on hand (or in the window) are sculpturist Lynne Nayocole and photographer Harvey Appelbaum. Although it may put a dent in your soles, it just may refresh your soul — a fair trade when all is said and done. April 16-30; 212-677-4579 or www.nohony.org. 


Photo by Christopher C. Presley
Colin McGurk, in a scene from “Mud”  

On April 15, the curtain rises on four free weeks of theater — courtesy of the Actors Studio Drama School. They’re inviting you to help celebrate their inaugural repertory season at Pace University by attending a series of scenes, one-acts and full-length plays featuring the program’s newly minted graduates. Week one (April 15-18) features “Mud,” by Cuban director and playwright Maia Irene Fornes and selected scenes from “Crystal Clear” by Phil Young. Closes May 11; Wednesday through Friday, 8:00p.m.; Saturday, 3:00p.m.; at The Theatre at Dance New Amsterdam, 53 Chambers Street (between Broadway & Centre Street). Admission is free; reservations recommended. Call 212-613-6209.  


Iconic symbols from the 1939 NY World’s Fair 

Still procrastinating on building that time machine? If so, this event is the next best way to feel as if you’re in the middle of a bygone era’s action. The “World’s Fairs in 3-D” celebrates the 1939 World’s Fair, and others — as well as the 70th Anniversary of View Master. From 4p.m. to 7p.m., Artists Robert Munn & Sara Cook present an exhibit of their works in the medium of Lenticular imaging — which allows one to view the 3-D effect without special glasses. At 7p.m., Munn & Cook’s Depthography Group presents a 3-D stereoscopic projection show (with glasses!) of View Master images from various World’s Fairs. Saturday, April 18, at The Gershwin Hotel; 7 East 27th Street (between 5th Ave. and Madison Avenue). $10 admission to the 7:30p.m. event includes 3-D glasses. For more information, www.depthography.com.

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