Volume 79, Number 39 | March 3 - 9, 2010
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The A-list

Compiled by Scott Stiffler
Scott@thevillager.com

MUSIC

WOMEN’S WORK
Greenwich House Arts Presents a concert series — Women’s Work 2010 — which celebrates the musical contributions of women. On March 10th, “Faces of Eve” features five world premieres. Performers include Mary Au, piano; Jordan James, horn; Arietha Lockhart, soprano; Berkeley A. Price, clarinet; and Xian Zhuo, cello. Several of the composers will be on hand to speak. On March 24, “Dreams” features Airi Yoshioka, violin; John Novacek, piano; and Wendy Salkind, actress. Again, composers will be on hand to place what you’re about to see and hear in its proper context. Both shows begin at 8:00 p.m.; $15 general admission, $10 for students and seniors. For more info., call 212-242-4770. At Greenwich House Music School (46 Barrow St., between 7th Ave. South and Bedford St.).

ART

RESURGENCE FiDi
Resurgence FiDi is an art gallery exhibit showcasing the work of three Lower Manhattan residents: Michael D’Agostino, Sandrine Ronvaux, and Eric Hazard. Those works vary from original portraits of Wall Street titans to large scale installation pieces to photographs of Lower Manhattan landmarks. Free. March 11th through April 1st, at the World Trade Art Gallery (74 Trinity Place). For information, visit www.worldtradeartgallery.com.

TRIBUTE

HOWARD ZINN
Teacher, actor and activist Brian Jones perform his one-man show “Marx in SoHo” as a tribute to one of the great teachers/authors/activists of our time: Howard Zinn (1922-2010). The radical historian, whose intellect and basic human decency made Matt Damon swoon, is best know for his book “A People’s History of the United States.” As for the Zinn-penned “Marx” — it finds Karl Marx agitating the powers that be in the afterlife (the man never stops!). A bureaucratic error puts him in SoHo to clear his name. Free. Sat., March 6, 7:30 p.m. (general admission; doors open at 7:00 p.m.). At the New York Society for Ethical Culture (2 West 64th St. at Central Park West). For information, call 212-874-5210, x144.

Photo by Richard Termine

If you go down to the woods today…a scene from “FINN”

THEATER

MABOU MINES
Known throughout the world but based right here in NYC, theater ensemble Mabou Mines celebrates its 40th anniversary season with, among other things, the world premiere of “FINN” — a digital and live-action adventure based on the Celtic legend of Finn McCool. Both mortal and magical, Finn battles boyhood demons on a path to adulthood and the leadership of his clan. March 4th through March 7th, at Skirball Center for the Performing Arts (566 LaGuardia Place, near the corner of Washington Square South). Times vary according to date. For schedule and tickets ($30-$55), call 212-352-3101. Visit www.maboumines.org.

COMEDY

MAGNET THEATER
There’s something funny — and thoroughly unplanned — going on at Magnet Theater. There, seven nights a week, you’ll find improv comedy shows. If “improv” raises a red flag of slapdash mediocrity, rest assured these performers are not of the “I’m witty at parties” variety. They’re trained professionals. That’s no guarantee everything free-flowing from their lips will be comedy gold, but it tips the scales into the “highly likely” zone. When improv comics hit their target, they deliver laughs that no stand-up or sketch performer can equal. Reason enough to roll the dice and swing by. Every night, 6:30 p.m. to Midnight; at Magnet Theater (254 W. 29th St., ground floor; btw. 7th and 8th Aves.). No drink minimum; wheelchair-accessible; air-conditioned. Ticket prices and showtimes vary. For more info, visit www.magnettheater.com. Reservations recommended. Call 212-244-8824.

 

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