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World Nomads Tunisia

French Institute Alliance Française

Manhattan Fri, May 03, 2013 - Tue, May 28, 2013

Conceived as a forum for dialogue between cultures, World Nomads is FIAF’s biennial celebration of 21st-century transculturalism in the Francophone world. This May, the festival returns for its fifth edition to explore the rich arts and culture of Tunisia just two years after the Arab Spring.

Becoming Traviata

Film Forum

Manhattan Wed, May 15, 2013 - Tue, May 28, 2013

The reinvention of Verdi’s masterpiece, "La Traviata," as sung by world-famous French coloratura soprano Natalie Dessay, is the subject of Philippe Béziat’s thrilling new movie. A modern, minimalist, post-punk approach strips away the opulence and grandiosity associated with operatic productions. Concentrating on director Jean-François Sivadier’s working relationship with Dessay, ...

Four More Years: Recess Benefit 2013

Le Poisson Rouge

Manhattan Tue, May 28, 2013, 9:00 pm - 11:59 pm

Join us in an exciting night of celebration as we toast to four years of ambitious artists projects and exciting collaborations in a night of music, artist performances, installations, cocktails, and auction.

Overweight Sensation: The Life and Comedy of Allan Sherman

Museum of Jewish Heritage: A Living Memorial to the Holocaust

Manhattan Wed, May 29, 2013, 7:00 am - 8:30 am

The first biography of the singer/parodist explores his unique brand of Jewish comedy and the genesis of such hits as “Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh” and the “Hava Nagila” spoof “Harvey and Sheila.” Author Mark Cohen in conversation with Dan Friedman, Managing Editor, Forward.

Word for Word: Ben Mezrich with John Fugelsang

Bryant Park Reading Room

Manhattan Wed, May 29, 2013, 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm

The best-selling author who dealt us “Bringing Down the House” and “The Accidental Billionaires,” which inspired the film “The Social Network,” talks with John Fugelsang (actor and host of Current TV’s Viewpoint) about his latest publication “Straight Flush: The True Story of Five College Kids Who Dealt Their Way to ...

Wet Plate Shooting Night

Center for Alternative Photography: Penumbra Foundation

Manhattan Wed, May 29, 2013, 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

This four-hour program is for shooting and troubleshooting the wet plate collodion process in a community setting alongside other students.

American Ballet Theatre: Don Quixote

Metropolitan Opera House

Manhattan Fri, May 24, 2013 - Thu, May 30, 2013

Based on Miguel de Cervantes’ sweeping tale of romance and chivalry, the knight-errant of la Mancha, Don Quixote, and his devoted squire, Sancho Panza, are positively heroic when it comes to aiding the spirited maiden Kitri and her charming amour.

Word for Word: Dan Savage

Bryant Park Reading Room

Manhattan Thu, May 30, 2013, 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm

Sex advice columnist and author of the book that launched the Emmy-award winning campaign "It Gets Better" weighs in on other important issues and discusses his latest publication, American Savage: Insights, Slights, and Fights on Faith, Sex, Love, and Politics.

The 20th Annual Red Hook Fest

Louis J Valentino, Jr. Park and Pier

Brooklyn Thu, May 30, 2013, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The 20th Annual Red Hook Festival includes free live music and dance on the beautiful Brooklyn waterfront, plus fun activities for all ages. This year's theme is "Rebuild, Restore, Rebirth: Resilience After Sandy." Seven months after the hurricane, celebrate Red Hook's spirit with a weekend of community and culture.

Launch Party: PLOT Volume 2

Van Alen Books

Manhattan Thu, May 30, 2013, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Graduate Landscape Architecture Program of the Spitzer School of Architecture, City College of New York, is launching Volume 2 of its student-edited journal, PLOT.

New Worlds: Momenta Quartet In Three Latin American Premieres

Americas Society

Manhattan Thu, May 30, 2013, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The critically acclaimed Momenta Quartet will present three world premieres by Latin American composers. Momenta is the first and only ensemble ever to tackle Brazilian composer Arthur Kampela’s fiercely difficult string quartet, "A Knife All Blade" (1998).

Launch Party: PLOT Volume 2

Van Alen Books

Manhattan Thu, May 30, 2013, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Graduate Landscape Architecture Program of the Spitzer School of Architecture, City College of New York, is launching Volume 2 of its student-edited journal, PLOT.