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Latin American Iconic and Emerging Writers Symposium Launch of Review 86: With Gioconda Belli and Luis Rafael Sánchez

Americas Society

Manhattan Fri, May 17, 2013, 7:00 pm

For the third night of the symposium, Americas Society will host the launch of "Review 86." The event will feature comments by Daniel Shapiro (editor), and Carmen Boullosa and Jorge Volpi (guest editors). There will also be readings by Gioconda Belli (Nicaragua) and Luis Rafael Sánchez (Puerto Rico). In Spanish ...

Cultural Crossroads 4: Africa Meets Peru

Flushing Town Hall

Queens Fri, May 17, 2013, 8:00 pm

Listen to Papa Africa, who offers Afro-pop, juju and high-life music, while Corina Bartra and her ensemble create a different flavor with landу, festejo & marinera from Peru.

Light & Sound Concerts: Glass Music Master Miguel Frasconi

Old Stone House

brooklyn Fri, May 17, 2013, 8:00 pm

Miguel Frasconi will present a solo concert using his unique glass instruments. Each composition will use a specific glass object or set of glass objects to explore a different acoustic property.

Under Construction: Somi

Park Avenue Armory

Manhattan Fri, May 17, 2013, 8:00 pm

Vocalist-songwriter Somi returns following her 2012 Armory residency to continue work on the Lagos Music Salon, a multidisciplinary presentation inspired by a 15-month creative sabbatical in Lagos, Nigeria that frames a narrative through the juxtaposition of reflective journal entries, musical vignettes, images and song.

Rooftop Films: Hypnotic Brass Ensemble

MetroTech Commons

Brooklyn Fri, May 17, 2013, 8:00 pm

A free screening of the documentary "Brothers Hypnotic" at MetroTech Commons in Brooklyn featuring a live performance following the screening by the subjects of the film, the eight-man Hypnotic Brass Ensemble.

Meet the Author/Illustrator: Stephen Savage

New York Transit Museum

Brooklyn Sat, May 18, 2013, 1:30 pm

Award-winning author/illustrator Stephen Savage ("Little Tug") talks about being an illustrator and reads his latest book about a lovable and hard-working New York harbor tug boat. An art-making workshop will follow!

An Evening with Lucie Arnaz

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts

Brooklyn Sat, May 18, 2013, 8:00 pm

Daughter of showbiz royalty Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball, Lucie Arnaz performs a concert featuring new arrangements of favorite standards by Gershwin, Ellington and Porter, as well as Latin tunes made famous by her father and showstoppers from her Broadway career.

The Queen of Colors

Flushing Town Hall

Queens Sat, May 18, 2013, 2:15 pm

Full of kaleidoscopic wonder & vivid imagination, "The Queen of Colors" is an award-winning story about unleashing creativity and choosing not to “color within the lines.”

The Canticum Novum Singers: Mozart’s Grand Mass in C Minor

Church of St. Jean Baptiste

Manhattan Sat, May 18, 2013, 8:00 pm

The Canticum Novum Singers, led by conductor and artistic director Harold Rosenbaum, will present Mozart’s Grand Mass in C Minor, K. 427.

Cantori New York presents the world premiere of “A Gnostic Passion”

Church of St. Luke in the Fields

Manhattan Sat, May 18, 2013, 8:00 pm

Cantori New York presents the new hour-long "A Gnostic Passion" by Doug and Brad Balliett, for chorus, soprano and instrumental ensemble.

What is Jack Goldstein?

The Jewish Museum

Manhattan Sat, May 18, 2013, 2:00 pm

Jens Hoffmann, the Museum’s Deputy Director for Exhibitions and Public Programs, presents an in-depth look at the exhibition and discusses how Jack Goldstein emerged as one of the most significant artists of the Pictures Generation. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition, "Jack Goldstein × 10,000."


New York Transit Museum

Brooklyn Sun, May 19, 2013, 1:30 pm

After reading "The Inside-Outside Book of New York City," we’ll create colorful “inside-outside” picture books to express our visions of subway travel.