Jazz series at Tribeca Performing Arts
On February 9, the Tribeca Performing Arts Center at the Borough of Manhattan Community College will present the Strickland twins - Marcus and EJ - in concert as part of Jazz in Progress, a new music series that presents jazz as interpreted by young performers. The Strickland twins are strongly influenced by hip hop, spoken word, world music and other forms and incorporate all into this three part-series that runs until May 10. Neo-soul singer Lizz Wright and avant-garde trumpeter Tom Harrell are their special guests on February 9. Shows begin each night at 7pm in Theater 2. Tickets are $10 general / $8 students & seniors. Each concert concludes with an organized jam session featuring young, emerging jazz and contemporary artists. $5 admission for jam participants. BOX OFFICE: (212) 220.1460. Located at 199 Chambers Street.
BARUCH PERFORMING ARTS CENTER presents Kalighat by Paul Knox about workers for Mother Teresas Missionaries of Charity. Pictured l-r, G.R. Johnson and Susham Bedi. Thru Feb. 15; 55 Lexington Ave. 646-312-4085 $19; $15 students/seniors.
LUNAR NEW YEAR celebration sponsored by the New York Chinese Cultural Center. The festival of Chinese Dance, Music and Peking Opera will be held at NYUs Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, Sat., Jan. 24 and Sun. Jan 25 at 2; Sat. eve Jan 24 at 7:30. $25, $20. 212-992-8484 www.ticketweb.com