Daily Archives: October 9, 2013

  • Angel Heart

    “Angel Heart” is a musical journey through the story of a young girl who finds peace after heartbreak with the help of a petulant guardian angel. Familiar songs and lullabies interweave an original story by Cornelia Funke, which is heard over new music by composer Luna Pearl Woolf.

  • Author Talk: Junot Díaz

    Junot Díaz reads and discusses his latest collection of short stories, This is How You Lose Her, now in paperback.

  • Classical Interludes: BPL Chamber Players

    This quartet will be featuring compositions by Beethoven, Chopin, Reger, and Rachmaninov and English, Irish, and Scottish folk song settings.

  • TELL-A-THON 2013!

    Six of NYC’s best storytellers all recounting hilarious and touching tales about money. These guys have been on NPR, ESPN, and won numerous Moth StorySlams. They’re the BEST. You, the audience vote on your favorite and the winner receives a cash prize! There will be snacks. There will be a cash bar. And there will be an after party. Be there for TELL-A-THON 2013!!

  • Triskelion Arts presents Tough Cookie Dance

    Using polls from the dance community, recorded job interviews, and samplings of different “elevator pitches”, WERK addresses just how far some artists are willing to go when they’re not dancing.

  • Father John Misty with Kate Berlant

    Father John Misty is the alter-ego of Josh Tillman, a multi-instrumentalist folk singer and indie rocker previously known for his work with Fleet Foxes. As a solo singer/songwriter, Father John Misty’s lyrics are as witty and absurdist as his folk-infused music is infectious. His new music is not to be missed.

  • Clarice Lispector: Celebrating Five New Translations

    This panel and fiction reading will celebrate new translations of five of the great Brazilian writer’s novels—Agua Viva, The Hour of the Star, The Passion According to GH, Near to the Wild Heart, and A Breath of Life (Benjamin Moser, Series Editor, New Directions). Clarice Lispector (1920-1977) distinguished herself both as a fiction writer and a journalist. Her avant-garde modernist fiction has been extremely influential in Brazil as well as internationally.

  • Classical Interludes: Inna Faliks & Vera Pavlov

    Inna Faliks has established herself as one of the most passionately committed, exciting and poetic pianists of her generation. She is the founder and curator of Music/Words, which creates opportunities for poets and musicians to work together and inspire each other. Poet Vera Pavlova has published fifteen collections of poetry in Russian, four opera librettos, and lyrics to two cantatas. Her poems have been translated into twenty-one languages.

  • Su-En in Soot

    On October 25 and 26, Theater for the New City will present prize-winning Swedish choreographer and butoh artist SU-EN, the leading representative of butoh dance in Sweden, in “SOOT,” a new solo butoh performance on the theme of blackness. In the piece, a solo dancer enters a world of leftover particles, depicting how civilization and cultural human behavior relinquish remnants that cannot be controlled or discarded.

  • Aimé Césaire: Notebook of a Return to the Native Land

    Translators Clayton Eshleman and A. James Arnold will read from their translation of the original 1939 text of the great Martinican poet’s masterpiece, Notebook of a Return to the Native Land (Wesleyan University Press). This program will be held in English with bilingual readings. A book signing will follow in collaboration with La Casa Azul Bookstore.