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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Pagan Street Faire, IceFactory Festival, Bryant Park Modern Dance Series + More: Datebook 7/12 - 7/18/2017

      TODAY       
 WEDNESDAY
         7/12         
CHRIS MARKER'S STUDIO / ADAM BARTOS
         FILM          

In Chris Marker's Studio

Metrograph presents a very special program this week, "In Chris Marker's Studio," the centerpiece of which is Congo Oyé(We Have Come Back), Marker's recently rediscovered 1971 collaboration with director Bill Stephens and activists Eldridge and Kathleen Cleaver.  (Read More)

          ART          

Morph

From bucktoothed, eldritch-faced jugs to a glazed trio of watermelon rinds with teeth, the works in this fun summer group show have just one thing in common: their medium.
 (Read More)

  LITERATURE  

Palestine Festival of Literature: This Is Not a Border

In 2008, Palestine's literati launched the Palestine Festival of Literature to highlight the best of their writers, and to provide them with a more visible platform to discuss their work.  (Read More)

     THEATER     

Ice Factory Festival

For many years, this festival's name was the biggest misnomer in the business: Held in a sweltering space on Wooster Street, barely freshened by a couple of far-off ceiling fans, it was a blistering annual event.  (Read More)

     THEATER     

Fresh Fruit Festival

On the heels of Pride month comes the fifteenth-annual Fresh Fruit Festival, an LGBT arts and culture celebration featuring theater, music, performance art, film, spoken word, poetry, and much more. (Read More)

     THEATER     

HOT! Festival

Shakespeare's Julius Caesar took on unruly cultural relevance this summer with the controversy surrounding the Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park production.  (Read More)

       DANCE       

Dans(c)e

The portmanteau-creating parentheses in his ensemble's name reference the fact that Dylan Crossman, a veteran of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company's Legacy Tour and a star performer in Sally Silvers's recent Tenderizer, grew up in the South of France and studied in London.  (Read More)

  THURSDAY
        6/29         
PHOTO: Marcela Taboada

       MUSIC       

Lila Downs

Oaxacan-born singer-songwriter Lila Downs specializes in dramatic transformations that highlight and explore the feminine archetypes of Latin American culture.  (Read More)

       COMICS      

Mark Fertig: Take That Adolf!

It's one of the most indelible images of Golden Age comic books: Captain America socking Adolf Hitler in the jaw on the cover of Captain America Comics #1 — cover-dated March 1941, months before America officially entered the Second World War.  
(Read More)


 FOOD & DRINK 

Rums of the World

It's been decided: We take rum seriously now. But that doesn't mean it's still not one of the most purely fun spirits to drink and learn about, thanks to its fascinating, pirate-populated backstory.   (Read More)

          FILM         

Print Screen: Yuri Herrera and The Long Goodbye

The latest in the Film Society of Lincoln Center's "Print Screen" series — which pairs contemporary writers with films that have informed their work — sets a screening of Robert Altman's beloved 1973 neo-noir The Long Goodbye alongside a discussion with the Mexican novelist Yuri Herrera, author of the acclaimed Signs Preceding the End of the World (2015) and his newly translated debut novel, Kingdom Cons  (Read More)

      SCIENCE     

Real/Fake Science: An Interactive Experiment Salon

It's easy to scoff at the flimflam of yesteryear: 1912's Piltdown Man, the 1947 film of an alien autopsy, or even the 1999 "discovery" of the archaeoraptor, which was ultimately revealed to be two unrelated fossils glued together.    (Read More) 

     THEATER     

Julius Caesar

Shakespeare's Julius Caesar took on unruly cultural relevance this summer with the controversy surrounding the Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park production.  (Read More)

       DANCE       

Dans(c)e

The portmanteau-creating parentheses in his ensemble's name reference the fact that Dylan Crossman, a veteran of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company's Legacy Tour and a star performer in Sally Silvers's recent Tenderizer, grew up in the South of France and studied in London.  (Read More)

      FRIDAY
        6/30         
PHOTO: Courtesy Facebook

        MUSIC        

Daniel Bachman

Guitar virtuoso Daniel Bachman makes good winter music, spare and thoughtful, but let's be honest — the raw, twangy blister of his finger-picking is also summer as hell.    (Read More)

        MUSIC        

Early Riser

Once pigeonholed by power chords and testosterone, punk rock spreads an increasingly wide umbrella in 2017.   (Read More)

        MUSIC        

Monk on Guitars

Great Thelonious Monk guitar albums — such as Elliott Sharp's spidery Sharp? Monk? Sharp! Monk!, Peter Bernstein's authoritative Monk, and even Mike Neer's twanging Steelonious — are rarer than you might think.  
(Read More)


     THEATER     

Julius Caesar

Shakespeare's Julius Caesar took on unruly cultural relevance this summer with the controversy surrounding the Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park production.  (Read More)

       DANCE       

Dans(c)e

The portmanteau-creating parentheses in his ensemble's name reference the fact that Dylan Crossman, a veteran of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company's Legacy Tour and a star performer in Sally Silvers's recent Tenderizer, grew up in the South of France and studied in London.  (Read More)

        MUSIC        

Riverside

The band Riverside invented itself to celebrate the music of Jimmy Giuffre, a wily composer who did things with small ensembles that others weren't doing.    (Read More)

        TALKS        

The Woman Question

It's a good thing women can vote, but with turnout in November at an abysmal twenty-year low, and with 53 percent of white women voting for Trump, it seems the suffragettes weren't enough to save us from our current national nightmare.  (Read More)

 

 

  SATURDAY
         7/1         
PHOTO: Fern Silva, The Watchmen, 2017/Courtesy The Artist

          FILM         

Fern Silva

Fern Silva's work — the subject of the latest entry in the New Museum's ongoing "Screens Series" initiative — is marked by bewildering collisions that suggest, at once, unfolding mysteries, exotic adventures, and terrifying cataclysms.    (Read More)

 FOOD & DRINK 

Independence Day Celebration

Get a taste — literally — of how Independence Day was celebrated when Congress declared it a national holiday in 1870.  (Read More)

     THEATER     

Julius Caesar

Shakespeare's Julius Caesar took on unruly cultural relevance this summer with the controversy surrounding the Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park production.  (Read More)

        MUSIC        

Riverside

The band Riverside invented itself to celebrate the music of Jimmy Giuffre, a wily composer who did things with small ensembles that others weren't doing.    (Read More)

     SUNDAY
         7/2          
PHOTO: Bill Eppridge

     THEATER     

J&K: 1965

In 1965, Life photographer Bill Eppridge took a series of photographs of two heroin addicts in New York City: John and Karen.  (Read More)

     THEATER     

Julius Caesar

Shakespeare's Julius Caesar took on unruly cultural relevance this summer with the controversy surrounding the Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park production.  (Read More)

       MUSIC       

Get Ur Freak On: A Celebration of Missy Elliott

Brooklyn rapper and spoken-word artist Latasha Alcindor brings the living history of Missy Elliott to Le Poisson Rouge for a commemoration of the emcee's everlasting contributions to hip-hop. (Read More)

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